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        Title in Greek] id est, ductor in linguas, the guide into the tongues with their agreement and consent with one another, as also their etymologies, the resons or derivations of all or the most part of wordes, in these eleven languages, viz. 1. English. 2. British or Welsh. 3. Low Dutch. 4. High Dutch. 5. French. 6. Italian. 7. Spanish. 8. Portuguese. 9. Latine. 10. Greeke. 11. Hebrew, &c. which are so laid together (for the help of memory) that any one with ease and facility, may not only remember 4. 5. or more of these languages so laid together, but also their etymologies

      Joannem Browne, London 1617 - First edition, folio, [16], 543, [1], [187]; title within woodcut border, text in double and quadruple column; handsome 18th century full reversed calf with a nice, large blindstamped central panel; maroon morocco label on spine; a very good, sound copy, with an early ownership signture on the title page of "Thos. Hooper," and later from the library of Lord Malmesbury with his note of acquisition on the front free endpaper dated 1796, and likely bound for him; he may have been the one to decide to remove the Spanish dictionary which was issued at the end of this work (old STC 17949; and subsequently deleted from the new STC as a separate work). Twentieth-century bookplate of the Johnsonian, Lindsay Fleming.The preferred first edition, which included two languages, Welsh and Portuguese, dropped from all later editions. "This great lexicon is of great value as a dictionary of Elizabethan English; it is also in all probability the first English book printed by subscription" (DNB). The separately-issued subscriber's list is not present with this copy, as usual, but a photocopy is laid in. Vancil, p. 165; Alston II, 103; STC 17944. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "[Title in Greek] id est, ductor in linguas, the guide into the tongues … with their agreement and consent with one another, as also their etymologies, the resons or derivations of all or the most part of wordes, in these eleven languages, viz. 1. English. 2. British or Welsh. 3. Low Dutch. 4. High Dutch. 5. French. 6. Italian. 7. Spanish. 8. Portuguese. 9. Latine. 10. Greeke. 11. Hebrew, &c. which are so laid together (for the help of memory) that any one with ease and facility, may not only remember 4. 5. or more of these languages so laid together, but also their etymologies…"

      London: Joannem Browne. 1617. "First edition, folio, [16], 543, [1], [187]; title within woodcut border, text in double and quadruple column; handsome 18th century full reversed calf with a nice, large blindstamped central panel; maroon morocco label on spine; a very good, sound copy, with an early ownership signture on the title page of ""Thos. Hooper,"" and later from the library of Lord Malmesbury with his note of acquisition on the front free endpaper dated 1796, and likely bound for him; he may have been the one to decide to remove the Spanish dictionary which was issued at the end of this work (old STC 17949; and subsequently deleted from the new STC as a separate work). Twentieth-century bookplate of the Johnsonian, Lindsay Fleming. The preferred first edition, which included two languages, Welsh and Portuguese, dropped from all later editions. ""This great lexicon is of great value as a dictionary of Elizabethan English; it is also in all probability the first English book printed by subscription"" (DNB). The separately-issued subscriber's list is not present with this copy, as usual, but a photocopy is laid in. Vancil, p. 165; Alston II, 103; STC 17944."

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        "The guide into the tongues. With their agreement and consent one with another, as also their etymologies, that is, the reasons and derivations of all or the most part of words, in these eleven languages, viz. 1. English. 2. British or Welsh. 3. Low Dutch. 4. High Dutch. 5. French. 6. Italian. 7. Spanish. 8. Portuguez. 9. Latine. 10. Greeke. 11. Hebrew, etc. which are laid together (for the help of memory) that any one of these languages so laid together, but also by their etymologies under the name known by nature, propertie, condition, effect, manner, forme, fashion or end of things thereunder contayned, differing from all other dictionaries ever heretofore set forth... ."

      London: John Browne. 1617. "First edition of the first book printed by subscription, large folio, pp. [16], [1]-[544], [188]; full contemporary calf, gilt arms of Charles the I central on the covers, rebacked in sturdy brown morocco gilt; covers rubbed and worn, text occasionally browned and spotted, paper occasionally limp, with a few natural paper flaws; generally a good, sound copy of the preferred first edition (which included two languages, Welsh and Portuguese, dropped from later editions), without the rare subscriber's list, issued separately. A prospectus preceded the publication of the dictionary, and is known by a single copy only (at the Bodleian Library). 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). Minsheu's earlier works on the Spanish language had secured for him a reputation as a lexicographer, if not an income; this great lexicon stands alone as a guide to Elizabethan English, still useful today. Appended to the work, as issued, is Minsheu's A Most Copious Spanish Dictionarie with Latine and English, London, 1617. STC 17944; Alston II, 103; Lowndes II, p. 1569-70 ""a very important work, and has furnished great assistance to subsequent lexicographers""; Graesse IV, p. 533; Ebert 14099."

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        Instrvcción política, y práctica ivdicial, conforme al estilo de los consejos, audiencias, y tribunales de corte, y otros ordinarios del reyno. utilissima para los Governadores, y Corregidores y otros Jueces Ordinarios, y de comission, y para los Abogados, Escrivanos, Procuradores, y Litigantes.

      Iuan de la Cuesta, Madrid 1617 - Materia: Importante y apreciada obra de derecho administrativo, civil y criminal que fue publicada por primera vez en 1612 siendo obra de referencia en el siglo XVII. Publicación: Madrid, Iuan de la Cuesta, 1617. Descripción: 4º. 298 h., 30 h. Portada con escudo facsimilada. Texto a dos columnas con apostillas marginales. Capitulares y grabados en madera. Encuadernación en pergamino de época con título manuscrito en lomo. Folio. 290 x 210 mm. Estado de conservación: Texto en muy buen estado. Obra limpia y cuidada. Portada en facsimil y reparaciones e integraciones marginales realizadas por expertos restauradores utilizando material de época. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        M. VALERII MARTIALIS EPIGRAMMATUM LIBRI XV. Cum variorum Doctorum Virorum Commentariis, Notis, Observationibus, Emendationibus & Paraphrasibus, unum in corpus magno studio coniectis. Cum Indice omnium Verborum Iosephi Langii Caesari - mont. & alijs indicibus locupletissimis. Lutetiae Parisiorum, Apud Michaelem Sonnium, Via Iacobaea, sub scuto Basiliensi, 1617.

      Testo latino, su due colonne. Opera dedicata a Giovanni Francesco Ludovico Calderini. Cm.34,7x22,6. Pg.(12), 648. Con numerazione propria seguono: "In Laurentii Ramiresii ad M.Valerium Martialem Hypomneromata. Commonitoria, quae et plurimis Poetae locis obscuris lucem dant, & Ramiresij errorum everricula sunt" (pg.44); "Desideri Heraldi Animadversiones ad Lib. I Epigrammatum M. Valerii Martialis" (pg.82 + una carta bianca); "Index omnium vocabulorum quae in omnibus M. Val. Martialis Poematum Libri reperiuntur, una cum Rerum, Epithetorum ac phrasium singularium annotatione: tam ad linguae Latinae, quàm ad poeseos rectum usum concinnatus ac editus a Iosepho Langio Caesare Montano" (pg.124). Legatura coeva in piena pergamena molle. Vignetta calcografica al frontespizio, raffigurante un serpente che emerge dalle fiamme e si protende verso una mano divina. Alla pg.59 medaglione inciso in rame raffigurante Venere e Cupido. Due piccoli restauri cartacei al frontespizio, a mendare abrasioni create da assorbimento di inchiostro. Alone alle prime 11 carte, per il resto eccellenti condizioni di conservazione. Ex libris al foglio di guardia. Bella e rara edizione seicentesca comprendente tutti gli "Epigrammi" di Marziale, con ricchissimo apparato di note e glosse.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Pera]
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        F. Ioannis Duns Scoti Ordinis Minorum, Sacrae Theologiae Doctoris Subtilissimi, et omnium scholasticorum acutissimi perutiles quastiones. In librum quartum sententiarum, & quodlibertales, cum collationibus, atque resolutionibus fidelissime recognitae, expurgatae, adnotationibus exornatae, ac pristino candori restitutae A.R. P. F. Paulino Berti Lucense.

      S.t., Venetis. 1617 - In 16°, p. perg. , cc.nn. 8 + pp. 1244 + 247 di "Resolutiones quaestionum.". Carta e stampa fresche. Front. con stemma vescovile. Caprilettera. Carta e stampa fresche. Carta fine. Mende alla cop. Appunti manoscritti sul front. Rarissimo.

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        LE POESIE SPIRITUALI DEL B. IACOPONE DA TODI FRATE MINORE. Accresciute di molti altri suoi Cantici novamente ritrovati, che non erano venuti in luce; & distinti in VII. Libri, che sono; Satire, Cantici morali, Ode, Inni penitentiali, Teorica del divino amore, Cantici amatorij, et per ultimo i suoi secreti Spirituali. Con le scolie, et annotationi di Francesco Tresatti da Lugnano.

      Appresso Niccolò Misserini 1617 "Di cui le fatiche, & diligenze usate in restituire al Mondo così antico, dotto & Santo Poeta, nella seguente carta saranno descritte". "Ma chi vorrà informarsi del utile, che dallo studio di questo Autore potrà ogni sorte di stato ricevere, pongasi riposatamente à legger de' Cantici ad un ad uno almeno i semplici Argumenti, che sono brevissimi, e compendiosi". Cm.22,6x15,3. Pg.(20, 1055, (9). Legatura ottocentesca in mz.pelle con piatti marmorizzati. Titoli e fregi in oro al dorso a quattro nervature. Marca tipografica al frontespizio, raffigurante una pianta di vite con il motto "Vinea mea electa ego te plantavi". Cartigli e capilettera incisi. Due belle incisioni a piena pagina raffiguranti l'Albero delle Gerarchie celesti e l'Albero delle Virtù. Saldo esemplare.

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        Histoire de l'expedition Chrestienne au royaume de la Chine entreprinse par les peres de la Compagnie de Iesus

      Pierre de Rache, Lille 1617 - (7 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches). Title printed in red and black. [12], 559, [5]pp. Contemporary vellum, spine titled in manuscript, expertly recased (small repair at head of spine) Provenance: Franciscan Monastery at Weert (small inked stamp on title) Second edition in French of the most important work on China published in the first half of the 17th century. "In 1615, the French Jesuit missionary Nicolas Trigault published De Christiana Expeditione apud Sinas Suscepta ab Societae Jesu . based on the reports and papers of Mateo Ricci, the Italian who carried the Jesuit mission in China beyond the Portuguese trading colony at Macau to the mainland. Ricci lived and worked in Canton and Nanjing, among other places, and died in Beijing in 1610. This chronicle about the Western mission in China from 1583-1611 also provided a systematic portrait of contemporary Chinese society as perceived by Ricci, who was fluent in Chinese and exhibited both a sympathetic interest in Chinese culture and an erudite perspective on the Jesuits' accomplishments. De Christiana Expeditione was among the most important and widely read books on China published during the seventeenth century. French, German, Spanish and Italian translations quickly appeared, but not English" ( China on Paper , p. 10). The first French edition was published in Lyon in 1616, translated by D. F. de Riquebourg-Trigault (a nephew of Nicholas Trigault) with the present second edition following. All early editions are rare. The work "became the most influential description of China to appear during the first half of the seventeenth century . [and] provided European readers with more, better organized, and more accurate information about China than was ever before available" (Lach and Van Kley). Cordier Sinica 809-810; Sommervogel, VIII, 240; Streit V:717; Lach and Van Kley, Asia in the Making of Europe, vol. III, pp. 512-513. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le poesie spirituali del B. Iacopone da Todi [...] Accresciute di molti altri suoi Cantici novamente ritrovati, che non erano venuti in luce , & distinti in VII. libri, che sono; La Satire / I Cantici morali / Le Ode / Gli Teorica del divino amore / I Cantici amatorij / Et per ultino i suoi secreti Spirituali. Con le scolie, et annotationi de Fra Francesco Tresatti da Lugnano [...]

      Venice, Nicolo Misserini, 1617.. 4to. (10) leaves, 1055 p., (4) leaves, 4 full-page engravings (206, 240, 588, 658). Title-page with two very old stamps and one from the 20th century. Light marginal waterstaining to the first quarter of the book. 18th century Italian half calf, spine richly gilt.Rare like all early editions of Jacopone.This is the the third type of early Jacopone editions; the first beeing the Bonaccorsi edition published Florence 1490 - from which the 1588 and 1615 are derived-, the second the 1495 Brescia edition - from which the editions of 1514 and 1556 are derived. The editor of our edition, Francesco Tresatti, has added his own copiously commentaries to each poem, and has enlarged the corpus of the Laude to 211, thus publishing more then 120 poems not of Jacopone's origin but belonging to what is called the Jacoponian school - most of these poems printed here for the first time. For Jacopone and his followers in style and thought and thus for our edition see Rosanna Bettarini, Jacopone e il laudario urbinate, Florence 1969..

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        De Dis Syris Syntagmata II. Aduersaria nempe de Numinibus commentitiis in Vetere Instrumento memoratis. accedunt quae sunt reliqua Syrorum. Prisca porro Arabum, Aegyptiorum, Persarum, Afrorum, Europaeorum item Theologia subinde illustratur. S.T.C. 22167

      London: Bibliopolarum corpori excudebat Guilielmus Stansbeius, 1617. Early blind panelled calf, rebacked, a bit strained, the margins cut close (no text affected), minor staining to the last leaves; a good crisp copy First edition of the work on ancient religions which "quickly became celebrated outside England", established Selden's reputation for learning in Europe, and "remains a remarkable achievement, even when viewed through the lens of modern scholarship

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        Opera. Ex postrema recognitione Joannis Wowerii (.) Geverhartus Elmenhorstius edidit, ex vet. cod. textum emendavit, & indicem copiosum adiecit.

      Hanoviae, typis Wechelianis apud haeredes Joan. Aubrii, 1617. - (56)+501+(18) pp. With wood-engr. printer's mark on title. Index. Hardcover. Contemp. full vellum with yapp edges, gilt lettered title label on spine. VG. (Old label on foot of spine; sl. worm-holed in lower margin). * Provenance: Joh. Hildebr. Withofii, with fine inscription on verso of front endpaper, dated 1723, and Bibliotheek van de Doopsgezinde Gemeente Amsterdam, with printed label on pastedown & stamp on title. - Gaius Sollius (Modestus) Apollinaris Sidonius or Saint Sidonius Apollinaris (Lyon, c. 431 - Clermont-Ferrand, 489) was a late Roman poet and politician. He was the son of Emperor Avitus. Around 470 he was bishop of Clermont-Ferrand in Roman Gaul. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht von Reutlingen, Heilbronn und Mülhausen (Mulhouse) im Elsaß ('Hailbrunna - Mulhusium - Reutlinga').

      . kolorierter Kupferstich v. Braun & Hogenberg, 1617, 31,5 x 47,5. Schefold, Alte Ansichten aus Württemberg, Nr. 6453. - Zeigt drei Ansichten auf 1 Blatt. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        A Key of Knowledge for the opening of the secret mysteries of St. Johns mysticall revelation.

      London, Felix Kyngston 1617. (engraved titlepage, 58) 351 p. Contemporary Leather, 4° (with a new spine underneath the old one. John Bernard 1568-1641 was a Puritan pastor and writer who produced mostly practical works. His most influential work was The Faithfull Shepheard and his practice (1607 and 1621), a handbook for ministers. He also produced several catechisms and a commentary on Revelation. His most popular work The Isle of Man (1627) reached its sixteenth edition in 1683 and was reprinted in the 19th Century. His Faithfull Shepheard rivalled Baxter's Reformed Pastor and his Isle of Man may have inspired Bunyan's Holy War. Bernard also wrote against separatism on one hand and prelatic imposition of ceremonies and popery on the other.).

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        M. AccI Plauti comici, Fabul? superstites XX : Ex recensione dousica, recens magno studio, et quanta fieri potuit, accurata diligentia edit?. Cum gratia & privilegio sacra cesarea maiest. ad decennium

      Francofurti : Apud Nicolaum Hoffmannum, impensis Petri Kopffij., M.DC.XVII, 1617, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition in this formFinely and period-sympathetically bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Creasing to the title page edges with minor loss (text unaffected); margins browned throughout with pen annotation to the terminal leaves. Remains a good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 804 pages; Physical description [16], 804, [8] p. ; 12°. Notes Signatures: A-Z¹², a-l¹² m6.Woodcut device (with motto: 'In deo Laetandum') on title page. With printed marginalia. Includes index on final [8] pages. Subject; Latin drama (Comedy) - Early works to 1800. Other names; Hoffmann, Nikolaus, active 1603-1619, [printer.] Language; Latin.

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        Testamenti Veteris Biblia Sacra, sive Libri Canonici priscae Judaeorum ecclesiae a Deo traditi, Latini recens ex Hebraeo facti, brevilbusq,Scholiis illustrati ab Immanuele Tremmellio, & Francisco Junio. Accesserunt libri qui vulgo dicuntur Apocryphi, Latine redditi, & Notis quibusdam aucti a Francisco Junio. Multo omnes quam ante emendatius editi & aucti locis innumeris: quibus etiam adjunximus Novi Testamenti libros ex sermone Syro ab eodem Tremellio, & ex Graeco a Theodoro Beza in Latinum versos, Notisque itidem illustratos. Quarta cura Francisci Junii ante obitum. Cum Indice ad Notas V.T. triplice, Hebraeo, Graeco & Latino.

      Genevae, Matthaei Berjon 1617. (12) 177 p., (3) 292, 74 folia., (4) 448 (15) p. Contemporary Leather with ribbed back, Folio (the binding is bit worn and has been repaired at some places, Latin Bible -both the Old and New Testament- , with marginal comments/translations from Franciscus Junius, Immanuel Tremellius and Theodorus Beza).

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        Querele Patriae: Dat is, Klachte des Vaderlants. Over de teghenwoordighe swaricheden, door ettelijcke, ende etterlijcke Nieus ghesinde Leeraers, enden Lande van Hollandt verweckt. Claeghs-wijse ghestelt. Door Alexius Philopator (=Ewout Teellinck). Den vierden Druck. WITH: Querela Ecclesiae, Oft Klachte der Kercke aende Overheden des Landts, ende Dienaren des Goddelijcken Woordts, over hare teghenwoordighe swaricheden. Door Ireneus Philatetius (= Ewout Teellinck). Den sesten Druck. WITH: Noodtwendigh ende Levendigh Discours, Van eenige getrouwe Patriotten ende Liefhebberen onses Vaderlandts, over onsen droevigen ende periculeusen Staet. Waer inne oprechtelijck ende levendigh vertoont wordt in wat perijckel ende ghevaer wy gheraect zijn, ende waer henen dese verwarringhen tenderen. Met de nodighe middelen om die te remedieren. In 't Licht ghebracht, Om tegen die veleyne boecxkens, Weegh-schael, Reuck-appel, Vraegh-al, &c. gelesen te worden. Door François van Aerssen. WITH: Idem, Desen lesten Druck is van veel Druck-fauten ghesuyvert, ende oock met inghevoeghde reghelen ende woorden vermeerdert. WITH: Practiicke van den Spaenschen Raet, Dat is: Clare vertooninghe dat den Raedt door I. Lipsius, Er. Puteanus, ende Fr. Campanellas, ghegeven, om de vereenighde Nederlanden wederom te brengen onder 't gebiet van de Coning van Spangjen, in alle hare deelen ofte alreede in't werck gestelt is, ofte noch daghelijcks in't werck gesteldt wordt. Waer inne verscheyden swaricheden onder dese Kerckelijcke ende Politijcke beroerten, voorgevallen, levendich ende kortelijck worden voor ooghen gestelt. Tot waerschouwinge van alle Vrye, Vrome Nederlanders, insonderheyt der gener die inde regieringe zijn. Door François van Aerssen. WITH: Idem, Van nieus oversien, ende van merckelijcke Druck-fauten ghesuyvert. WITH: Ontdeckinge vande valsche Spaensche Jesuijtische Practijcke: Ghebruyckt jeghens eenighe vande beste Patriotten, ende ghetrouste Dienaren van t' Landt, by de Autheurs van twee Fameuse ende seditieuse Libellen. Het een geintituleert: Noodtwendigh ende levendigh Discours &c. Het ander: Practijcke vanden Spaenschen Raedt &c. Inghestelt by een Liefhebber vande Waerheydt, ende van het Vaderland (= Cornelis van der Myle). WITH: Remonstrantie aende Hooge ende Moghende Heeren Staten vande Landen van Hollandt ende West-Vrieslandt, van Heer Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Ridder, Advocaet vanden selven Lande. WITH: Provisionele Openinghe. Van verscheyden saecken, ghestelt in de Remonstrantie van den Heer Advocaet van Hollandt ende West-vrieslandt. Tot naerder Onderrechtinghe, so van hare Ed. Mog. als van alle ghetrouwe Patriotten ende Liefhebberen des Vaderlandts. Waerinne oock, de Nulliteyt van de ghenaemde Ontdeckinghe van de Valsche Spaensche ende Jesuytische Practijcquen costelijck wort aenghewesen. Door François van Aerssen. WITH: Advertissement aen alle Goede In-woonderen en Liefhebbers vandese Nederlanden. Omme van een yeder ghelesen, en in het binnenste van sijn herte ghedruckt te worden. Door François van Aerssen. WITH: Gvlden Legende van den Nieuwen St. Jan, Dat is: Cort verhael van den Edeldom, deuchden, ende handelingen van Meester Jan van Barnevelt, ghewesene Advocaet van Hollandt ende West-Vrieslandt. Gestelt tot klaer ende goet bericht van een yegelijcken, Insonderheyt slechte Mennist, en devote Katholijcken. Door François van Aerssen. WITH: The previous work, Tweeden Druck verciert met een Voor-reden.

      Amsterdam, Marten Jansz. Brandt/7th and 8th work: 's-Gravenhage, Hillebrant Jacobssen 1617/3rd-12th work: 1618. 12 werken in 1 band, 24, 31, 24, 24, 52, 54, 34, 80, 59, (uitvouwbaar Placcaet) 8, 36, 32 p. Origineel Leer met ribben, goudbestempeld, 4° (Fraai convoluut met 12 werken van diverse auteurs, welke allen een aanzienlijke rol speelden op zowel politiek als kerkelijk terrein in de tijd van de Republiek. In volgorde van voorkomen: Eeuwout Teellinck 1571-1626, was een Zeeuwse ambtsdrager die een grote invloed uitoefende op het kerkelijke leven in zijn tijd, voornamelijk door publikatie van ruim twintig pie?tistische pamfletten tegen de Remonstranten en Rooms-Katholieken. François van Aerssen 1572-1641, was diplomaat en raadpensionaris van de Republiek der Zeven Vereenigde Nederlanden. Hij was fel en onbuigzaam in zijn politieke en godsdienstige overtuiging. Cornelis van der Myle 1579-1642, was de schoonzoon van Johan van Oldebarnevelt en was tevens politiek actief, zowel in de raad van Prins Maurits als in het bestuur van de Leidse universiteit. Johan van Oldebarnevelt 1547-1619, was raadpensionaris van de Staten-Generaal tijdens de Tachtigjarige Oorlog.) 12 works in 1 binding, 24, 31, 24, 24, 52, 54, 34, 80, 59, (folding Placcaet) 8, 36, 32 p. Contemporary Leather with 5 raised bands and richly decorated gilt spine, 4° (Beautiful convolute with 12 works by different authors, each of them played a significant role in the politic and religious field. In order of appearance: Eeuwout Teellinck 1571-1626, was an incumbent from Zealand who greatly affected the religious life of his time, mostly by publishing over twenty Pietistic pamphlets against the Remonstrants and Catholic Church. François van Aerssen 1572-1641, was a diplomate and grand pensionary of the Dutch Republic. He was passionate and unbendable in his politic and religious views. Cornelis van der Myle 1579-1642, was the son in law of Johan van Oldebarnevelt and was also politically engaged, both in the council of Prince Maurits and on the board of the university of Leiden. Johan van Oldebarnevelt 1547-1619, was grand pensionary of the States General during the Eighty Years' War.) Knuttel, W.P.C. (1978). Catalogus van de pamfletten-verzameling berustende in de Koninklijke Bibliotheek, 1: like Kn. 2439 (but fourth printing), 2: Kn. 2442, 3: Kn. 2610, 4: Kn. 2611, 5: Kn. 2619, 6: Kn. 2623, 7: Kn. 2633, 8: Kn. 2624, 9: like Kn. 2634 (but different collation), 10: Kn. 2637, 11: Kn. 2757, 12: Kn. 2759.

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        In libros regum et paralipomenon commentaria posthuma.

      Mainz, Balthasar Lipp, 1617. - (12), 374 SS. Mit Holzschnittdruckermarke am Titel, gedr. Widmung mit gestochener heraldischer Bordüre (bestehend aus 25 Wappenschildern) und zahlr. ornamentalen und figuralen Initialen sowie zwei Zierstücken in Holzschnitt. Brauner, geglätteter Lederband der Zeit mit überreicher Goldprägung. Dreiseitiger ziselierter Goldschnitt. Folio. Kommentar und Konkordanz zu den alttestamentarischen Büchern der Könige. Der Verfasser, Nikolaus Serarius (1555-1609) aus Lothringen, lehrte in Mainz und Würzburg Philosophie und Theologie. "Er war in der hebräischen, griechischen und lateinischen Sprache, wie auch in den rabbinischen Schrifften wohl erfahren, wie solches aus den Commentariis zu ersehen, welche er [.] verfertiget hat" (Jöcher 4, zit. n. DBA I, 1178, 192). "Seine exegetischen Arbeiten bekunden griechische, hebräische und syrische Sprachkenntnisse, Gelehrsamkeit und Scharfsinn, sind aber überreich an nicht zur Sache gehörenden Erörterungen" (ADB 34, 37). Die Wappenbordüre der Widmung an den Erzbischof von Mainz und den Bischof von Worms zeigt die Wappen von 25 Welt- und Kirchenfürsten; ganz oben thronen die Wappen der Bischöfe sowie des Dekans Jakob von Elz. Die reichverzierte Einband zeigt im von einer breiten ornamentalen Bordüre umrahmten Mittelstück das Himmelszelt mit goldenen Sternen, in den Ecken Sonnenquadranten, im Zentrum das Tetragrammaton im Feuerkranz. - Einige Stellen im Kommentar in griechischer Type. Der Einband stärker berieben und beschabt, kleinere Fehlstellen am Rücken; Wurmspuren an den Deckeln. Mit kalligraphischem Besitzvermerk des "Johannes Herwicus Kleinschmitt" (d. i. J. H. Kleinschmidt, Professor der Rechte u. der Moral, 1652-1732; vgl. DBA I 659, 406-421) am vorderen Spiegel. VD 17, 12:121496W (nur 2 Ex., Berlin u. München). De Backer/Sommervogel VII, 1144, 40. Nicht in Ebert, Brunet, Graesse. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scelta di Facetie, Motti, Burle, & Buffonerie del Piovano Arlotto, del Gonella, del Barlacchia. Et altre assai di diversi. Nuovamente ristampate, & ricorrette.

      appresso Pietro Miloco,, in Venetia, 1617 - In-12° (136x71mm), pp. 214, (2), legatura ottocentesca in p. vitello con duplice filettatura dorata al perimetro dei piatti. Titolo in oro su tassello e filetti in oro su dorso a nervetti. Tagli dorati. Impresa editoriale al titolo. Etichetta di libreria antiquaria. Alcuni minimi restauri alla legatura. Bell'esemplare. Rara impressione secentesca veneziana non censita in SBN / ICCU delle facezie del Piovano Arlotto, al secolo Arlotto Mainardi, sacerdote fiorentino vissuto fra il 1396 e il 1484 le cui beffe ed arguzie divennero ben presto proverbiali. Sono presenti anche facezie attribuite ad altri, tra cui il buffone Gonella ed il Barlacchia. Manca al Gamba e alla Vinciana.

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        Brvnn Vulgo Brinn. Marchionatus Moraviae Civitas insignis. Ex depicto aliorum communicavit. Altkolorierter Kupferstich.

      1617.. Blattgröße: 58x36,5 cm, Mittelfalz leicht gebräunt, im Falz mit Papierstreifen verstärkt, von beiden Rändern her ca 6 cm eingeschlagen (Faltung), Mittelfalz im w. Rand unten winziges Loch, lat. Stadtlegende auf Rückseite, sehr schönes und attraktives Blatt.. Nebehay-W. 108,VI/29 - Aus: Braun, Georg und Franz Hogenberg. Civitates Orbis Terrarum. 6 Bände. Köln, 1572-1617.

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        Operum omnium theologicorum tomi quarti pars altera: praelectiones in librum prophetiarum Jeremiae, & Lamentationes complectens

      Geneva: Apud Iohannem Vignon, Petrum & Iacobum Chouët, 1617.

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        Purchas his pilgrimage,

      London: by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, , 1617. or Relations of the world and the religions observed in al ages and places discovered, from the Creation unto this present. In foure parts. This first contayneth a theologicall and geographicall historie of Asia, Africa, and America, with the ilands adjacent. Declaring the ancient religions before the Floud ... With briefe descriptions of the countries, nations, states, discoveries; private and publike customes, and the most remarkable rarities of nature, or humane industrie, in the same. The third edition, much enlarged with additions through the whole worke. Small folio (287 × 188 mm) in sixes. Later, probably 18th-century reversed calf, covers with gilt and blind rules, skilfully rebacked with original spine laid down, red morocco label, lacks ties. Some rubbing, corners bumped, previous owner's neat ink notations on front endpapers. Very good. Third edition of Purchas's first published compilation of travel literature, first published in 1613. By this time Purchas had already become acquainted with Richard Hakluyt, his great predecessor in the memorializing of English travel narratives, who lent books and some manuscripts for the expanded second edition, published in 1614. A later edition was published in 1626. Despite being published first, this volume is sometimes shelved as a supplement to the four folio volumes of Hakluytus Posthumus, or, Purchas his Pilgrimes (1624–5).

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        ADVERTIMIENTOS A V. MAGESTAD, TOCANTS AL GOVIERNO DE GALERAS, Y OTROS AUISOS DE JUAN JACOBO LOCADELO, VASSALL DE VUESTRA MAGESTAD.

      Madrid: Por la viuda de Alonso Martini, . 1617 - [4],34,[4] leaves plus several pen and ink illustrations. Folio. Later speckled calf, maroon gilt morocco label, gilt spine in six compartments. Covers with slight wear and scuffing at extremities. Faint dampstain in lower margin. Occasional contemporary manuscript notes and marks. Overall internally clean. Very good. A comprehensive list of rules addressed to ship captains governing the proper provisioning of Spanish vessels based in Sicily and Naples, both then under Spanish rule. The text includes a bevy of rules, expense guidelines, and more, and offers a fine window into the near-obsessive attention to detail that marked the administration of the Spanish military at the peak of its powers. Of particular interest are several pen and ink sketches that include tools, a ship in dry dock, and storage bins, as well as two much larger harbor plans of Palermo and Naples. Each drawing is keyed to a printed description of the location, and shows fortifications, lookouts, and, in the case of Naples, dormitories. These are charming and well accomplished. Good evidence of the Spanish navy at work at the height of empire, with rules which certainly applied to vessels in the Americas as well. Extremely rare, and not on OCLC.

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        Epigrammatum Libri XV with Others

      Michael Sonnius, Lutetiae Parisorum 1617 - Bound in contemporary calf with front board detached but present. 647pp + Index with : In Laurentii Ramiressi ad M Valerium Martialis Hypomnemata. 44pp: DesideriHeraldi Animadversiones, 109pp + Index: Index Omnium Vocabulorum Quae in Omnibus M Val Martialis, 123pp. Cover worn with front board detached, contents clean. Name to title-page. IMMEDIATE DESPATCH 1ST CLASS POST FROM UK Size: Atlas Folio - over 23" - 25" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Whole Book of Psalmes: Collected into English Meeter by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and others, conferred with the Hebrew, with apt notes to sing them withall

      London: Printed [by R. Field] for the Companie of Stationers, 1617. . 8vo, (x), 99, (3) pp. Woodcut border to title and final leaf plus head and tail pieces and music in the text, marginal loss to top corner of title page, two leaves with small closed tears. Bookplates of S. Lothrop Thorndike and the Zion Research Library. 19th century quarter morocco, marbled sides, some light rubbing. STC 2558.

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        Nieuwe beschrijvinge van oost en west frieslant

      Pieter van den Keere, 1617. Map. Engraving. Image measures 14.875 x 19.25". Sheet measures 17 x 23.25". Beautifully composed map of Friesland, in the Northwestern Netherlands on the North Sea. Includes the West Frisian Islands and many nautical details such as sand banks and polders. The Frisian double lion coat of arms and the Cirksena family coat of arms, a crowned harpy, float above the islands. Dark impression with full margins some minor abrasions on the paper. No text on verso. From van den Keere's "Atlas of the Low Countries", possible separate issue for a composite atlas. David Fabricius (1654-1617) was a cartographer, noted astronomer, and pastor from Frisia. He and his son Johannes were the first to discover sun spots through their pioneering work with telescopes. This map of the region known for having the world tallest inhabitants, is one of a handful of maps that Fabricius made.

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        The History of the World In Five Bookes

      William Jaggard, London 1617 - Folio. 2 blanks, "Mind Of The Front" printed on the recto, engraved title page dated 1614, next page printed with Raleigh portrait. Colophon dated 1617, by William Jaggard, the printer of Shakespeare's First Folio. Full polished later calf (late 18th century-early19th century), elaborately decorated spine with morocco label. The spine is re-backed with original laid down. Lovely and charming 17th century child's drawing on lower blank verso in sepia. Book plate of Richard Hill, Esq., Thornton. 8 folding maps and plans by Hole. Brushfield 223 (C)1617(2). Also see Armitage, Willoughby and Lowndes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Whole Book of Psalmes: Collected into English Meeter by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and others, conferred with the Hebrew, with apt notes to sing them withall.

      London: Printed by R. Field for the Companie of Stationers 1617 - 8vo, (x), 99, (3) pp. Woodcut border to title and final leaf plus head and tail pieces and music in the text, marginal loss to top corner of title page, two leaves with small closed tears. Bookplates of S. Lothrop Thorndike and the Zion Research Library. 19th century quarter morocco, marbled sides, some light rubbing. STC 2558.

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        "Znaymum vulgo Znaym, Moraviae Civitas Primaria". Kolorierter Orig.-Kupferstich aus Georg Braun und Franz Hogenberg "Theatri praecipuarum totius mundi liber sextus" nach einer Vorlage von G. Houfnagel.

      Köln, 1617 und 1618 resp. Amsterdam 1657.. 31 x 50 cm. Verso mit Text. Tadellos, unter Passepartout. Latein. Ausgabe aus dem 6. Buch. - Bachmann 2391; Fauser 15,934; Nebehay-W. 108,VI,28. Die Ansicht stammt aus dem ersten großen topographischen Kupferstichwerk der Renaissancezeit. Nach Sebastian Münsters "Cosmographia", dem geogr.-topographischen Werk mit ausführlicher Landesbeschreibung, erschien 1572 der 1. Band des insgesamt 6 Bände umfassenden Städtebuch des gelehrten Theologen Georg Braun und des Kupferstechers Franz Hogenberg. Gegenüber Münster tritt hier der Text zurück und das Bild deutlich in den Vordergrund. Für dieses Werk hatten einige Künstler, vor allem der ausgezeichnete Georg Houfnagel und sein Sohn Jacob weite Reisen unternommen und wirklich authentische Ansichten vorgelegt.

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        Peynlich Gerichtsordnung Auff den Reichsstagen zu Augspurg

      1617. Nice Copy of the Influential Criminal Code of Charles V Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor [1500-1558]. Peynlich Gerichtsordnung Auff den Reichsstagen zu Augspurg und Regenspurg in Jahren XXX. und XXIJ. Gehalten. Munster: Gebruckt bey Lambert Rassfeldt, 1617. [viii], 55 pp. [Bound with] [Munster]. Reformation dess Heimlichen Gerichts und der Heimlichen Achte wie und Welcher Massen zu Hinzufurter Dieselbige nach Altem Gesatz und Herkommen Ordentlich Gehalten unnd Freygrassen und Scheffen Gemacht Werden Sollen durch Etwan Hochloblicher und Milter Gedachtnitz Herrn Sigismunden Romischen Konig Confirmirt und Bestettigt. [Section extracted from unknown volume] 103-119 pp. Folio (7-1/2" x 12"). Recent linen. Large woodcut title-page device (the insignia of Charles V). Light browning to text, faint dampstaining to title page and elsewhere. A nice copy of an uncommon title. * Later edition. With table. The Constitutio Carolina Criminalis was one of the most influential legal codes in German history. Written in 1532 and adopted that year at the Diet of Regensburg, it was based on Roman law, Italian scholarship on Roman law, the criminal code of Brandenburg-Franconia (1516) and the two criminal codes prepared by Maximilian I for Tyrol (1499) and Radolfzell (1506). It was first published in 1533. Essentially a code of criminal procedure, it dominated that area of German law for two centuries and served as the model for the codes of several local codes throughout the Holy Roman Empire. The second title in this volume appears to be a complete section extracted from a larger volume. It contains a collection of recently-enacted amendments to statutes of the city of Munster. KVK locates 3 copies of this edition, which is not listed in the British Museum Catalogue (first work).

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        DESCRIPCIÓN DE LA IMPERIAL CIUDAD DE TOLEDO. Historia de sus antigüedades, i grandeza, i cosas memorables; Los Reies que la an señoreado governado i sus Arçobispos más celebrados. Primera parte con la Historia de Santa Leocadia

      Imprenta Diego Rodríguez, Toledo 1617 - 2ª Edc. Folio m., 4 h. 278 p. 13 h. 8 h. (índice). Pergamino. - Muy raro. Buen ejemplar. Sellos antiguo poseedor. [Palau nº 227401] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Descripción de la Imperial Ciudad de Toledo, i Historia de sus antigüedades, i grandeza, i cosas memorables; los Reies que la an señoreado, o governado, i sus Arçobispos mas celebrados. Primera Parte. Con la historia de Sancta Leocadia.

      - Toledo, Diego Rodríguez, 1617, 29 x 21'5 cm., perg., 4 h. + 277 folios + (Vida de Santa Leocadia:) 13 folios + 8 h. (Sello de anterior poseedor. Folio 263 restaurado por la esquina inferior afectando a 4 o 5 letras. "El autor prometió una segunda parte de su obra, que quedó inédita" Palau). Castilla La Mancha Toledo

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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA (1617)

      1617 - Materia: Libro antiguo de Historia de España por Juan de Mariana publicado en el siglo XVII. Publicación: Madrid; por la viuda de Alonso Martin : acosta de Alonso Perez.,/ Juan de la Cuesta 1617 - 1616. Descripción:Folio (30 x 22 cm.) 2 tomos encuadernados en un volumen. [24], 785 [i.e. 775], [48] p. = 770 p. Encuadernación pergamino de época con decorados en planos y tejuelo en el lomo. Conservación: En general muy buen estado revisado y completo papel limpio y fuerte salvo estas especificaciones: Leve mancha de humedad en la esquina inferior derecha de la pagina 351 hasta la pagina 59 del tomo segundo. Muy leve punto de xilofago en las ultimas paginas de la tabla del tomo primero y hasta la pagina 33 del tomo segundo sin afectar a la lectura. La ultimas hojas del tomo segundo tambien con leves manchas de humedad. Biografia del Autor: Juan de Mariana S.I. (Talavera de la Reina, 1536 ? Toledo, 16 de febrero de 1624) fue un jesuita, teólogo e historiadorespañol. Otros datos: Redacto esta monumental historia de España en treinta libros, que comenzó al aparecer en Toledo en 1592 con el título de Historiae de rebus Hispaniae Libri XXX, cuya edición ampliada se editó en Maguncia en 1605. Entre tanto se imprimió en Toledo su propia traducción al castellano con el título Historia general de España (1601). La obra abarca hasta la muerte de Fernando el Católico, porque según sus palabras "No me atreví a pasar más adelante y relatar las cosas más modernas, por no lastimar a algunos si decía la verdad, ni faltar al deber si la disimulaba". Ambos tomos fueros costeados por Alonso Pérez. 3ª edición en castellano(Palau 151668) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Adamo. Sacra rapresentatione.

      Girolamo Bordone, Milano 1617 - In 4° (21,3 x 16). Pp. (26)+177. Splendido frontespizio allegorico inciso e 38 superbe illustrazioni, incise su rame, nel testo. Buon esemplare abilmente lavato, conserva la patina del tempo e qualche traccia duso nonché una scritta a penna al titolo. Legatura coeva tutta pergamena, reinserita, cornice oro ai piatti e stemma della fam. Boncompagni nei comparti del dorso. Un restauro alla cerniera. Tagli dorati. Seconda edizione di questo magnifico libro, tra gli esempi più riusciti delleditoria del teatro italiano del Seicento. Originariamente pubblicato nel 1613, è qui sostanzialmente reimpresso con piccole varianti. Salvioli lo reputa «la composizione che può dirsi il capolavoro drammatico del secolo XVII»; il testo costituì una fonte primaria dispirazione per il Paradiso perduto di Milton. La finezza delle incisioni è legata alla mano di Cesare Bassano, che lavorò sui disegni del pittore lombardo Carlo Antonio Procaccini. The second edition of this very important text, profusely illustrated and almost identical to the first. Some critics refers to LAdamo as one of the most influential work in Theatre plays and one of the very best in Italian Seventeenth century tradition; also Milton for his Paradise Lost takes some inspiration from this work. A very good copy, expertly washed, neverthless some dust here and there. A few unobtrusive ink on title-page, overall a pleasant copy in his own vellum binding, recased and with title manuscript on spine. ALLACCI, n. 837. CICOGNARA, n. 1423. PIANTANIDA, n. 4125. BELLONI, Il teatro italiano del Seicento, pp. 377-379

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        Wunderbare jedoch gründlich- und warhaffte Geschichte und Reise Begebnisse in Africa, Asia, Ost- und West-Indien. Nebst eigentlicher Beschreibung derer Städte, Königreiche, Inseln und Provinzen, wie selbige itziger Zeit annoch zu befinden, . zu Wasser und Lande, in Hitz und Frost, Hunger und Durst,. in höchster Lebens-Gefahr, Krankheit und Gefängnissen, ganzer zwanzig Jahr. durchzureisen über sich genommen. Aus dem Französichen in Hochteutsche Sprache übersetzet und entdecket durch Johann Georg Schochen. Lüneburg, J. G. Lippers (1688). Gr. 8°. 30 Bll., 632 S. mit gest. Frontispiz u. 10 (v. 11) Kupfertafeln, Prgt. d. Zt. mit hs. Rtit.

      - Fromm 17841 - Sabin 49793 - Borba de Moraes II, 66 f.: ?The German edition is quite rare? - Howgego M 145 - vgl. Bosch 61 (franz. Ausgabe v. 1617).- Seltene, erste deutsche Ausgabe.- Enth. im zweiten Buch ?Eine Reise nach West-Indien; als dem Strom der Amazonen, die Lande der Caripousen und Caribanen nebenst anderen Landschaften und Insuln im Westen.? Die übrigen 5 Bücher behandeln Reisen nach Lybien, Nordafrika, die portugies. Besitzungen in Afrika und Indien.- ?In 1604 he visited the West Indies , including Guiana, the country of Yapoco and province of Cumaná. Mocquet was impressed with the good nature of the natives he encountered and described in detail their costums, lack of clothing, cannibalistic practices, and agricultural products. He recorded much important botanical and natural history information, describing the use of aloes, odiferous gums, redwoods and other trees, and honey from stingless bees.? (Howgego).- Die Kupfer mit Darstellungen aus dem Leben der Eingeborenen und der bereisten Länder; wie häuffig, fehlt der gef. Plan v. Jerusalem.- Titel recto u. verso, Frontisp. verso, 1 Taf. u. 2 Bll. gestempelt, gebräunt od. braunfleckig, am Ende kl. Wurmgang, Ebd. etw. fleckig u. berieben, insges. aber noch gutes Ex. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Commentaria physica sive expositio aliquot locorum Pentateuchi Mosaici, in quibus agitur de rebus naturalibus, quorum indicem sequenti tabula exhibuimus. 4 Tle. in 1 Band. Middelburg, J. Fierens 1651-52. Kl. 4°. 6 Bll., 214 (i.e. 210) S., 1 Bl.; 8 Bll., 288 S., mit Holzschn.-Druckerm. am Titel u. gr. Holzschn.-Initialen, Hprgt. d. Zt.

      - Erste Ausgabe des ersten echten Buches von Johannes de Mey (1617-1678); u.a. Prof. der Theologie in Utrecht, und seltener Middelburger Druck v. J. Fierens.- Mit seinem Kommentar über die physikalischen Phänomene in den Büchern Moses ist er ein später Vertreter der ?Mosaischen Physik? Enth. auch interessante Beiträgen z. Medizin (Lepra, Alter, Verlängerung des Lebens, Gesundheit, Geschwüre, etc.), Zoologie (Adler, Kamel, Krokodil, Fische, etc.), Astonomie (Kometen, Bewegung d. Planeten), Astrologie, Metalle, Botanik, Typograhie, Steine, u.v.m. Mit mehreren holländ. Einschüben.- Titel etw. fleckig u. mehrf. gestempelt, sonst meist nur leicht gebräunt od. braunfleckig, ohne vord., flieg. Vorsatz, Ebd. etw. fleckig u. berieben. VDeckel gstempelt.# First edition, rare print from Middelburg.- Title several times stamped, otherwise only slightly brown spotting. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Grammatica Arabica dicta Gjarumia, & Libellus Centum Regentium, Cum Versione Latina & Commentariis

      Leidae, Typographia Erpeniana Linguarum Orientalium, 1617.. 1617. Title within wdct. border and 3 lvs [A1-A4] 157(3) pp. Contemporary full vellum, soiled & warped, 3 quires with paperbrowning, last 2 lvs. rather waterstained and a few other lvs. with some marginal waterstaining, a few pp. soiled. On pastedown in ink in an old -previous owner's- hand biographical data on Erpenius in French and some other scribblings with pencil. ¶ VERY RARE. Not in BRUNET, nor in GRAESSE. See EBERT 285. On Erpenius NBG: XVI, 308 ff. * More detailed information on request.

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        Opera omnia, in sectiones, apparatui Latinae locutionis respondentes, distincta, praetet hactenus vulgatam Dion. Lambini editionem, accesserunt D. Gothofredi (.)

      Johannes Vignon,, Genf, 1617 - 4 Teile in 1 Bd. Genf, Johannes Vignon, 1617. Gross-8°. (8) 436 Sp., (1) Bl.; 958 Sp.; 635 Sp., (1) Bl.; 714 Sp., (1) Bl., (77) S. (Register). Mit 1 Holzschnitt-Titelbordüre. Pappbd. d. 19. Jahrh. mit handschriftl. Rückenschild (berieben u. bestossen). Nicht bei Bénézit. Eine von zahlreichen Ausgaben der Werke Ciceros mit 2-spaltigem Text u. Marginalien. - Durchgehend stärker gebräunt u. stellenweise etwas stock- od. wasserfleckig. Buch IIII über 20 Seiten mit grösserem Wasserfleck. Aussensteg vereinzelt leicht beschnitten mit geringem Textverlust der Marginalien. Sprache: Lateinisch / Latin Pappbd. d. 19. Jahrh. mit handschriftl. Rückenschild [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eight words in Sir Francis Bacon?s hand as Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, docketing a letter to him from the Earl of Suffolk ? two years later, Bacon, as Lord High Chancellor, successfully prosecuted Suffolk and his wife for embezzlement, extortion, and fraud

      Rare Autograph Endorsement on integral leaf of Manuscript Letter Signed ?T Suffolke? as Lord High Treasurer, half page, 7.5? x 10.5? In Olde English ?To the Right Ho[nor]able Sr Francis Bacon Knight / Lord Keeper of the great Seale of England.? [London], November 27, 1617. Docketed on verso of integral leaf by Bacon: ?touching the cofferer his resignation of his place.? Not fully translated. On watermarked laid paper. Two similar triangular cuts at left margin not touching any writing. Fine condition.In part, ?My verie good Lord being ... by Sir Arthur Ingram to verifie my knowledge to your Lo[rdshi]p touching Sir Robert Vernon?s consent to the resigning of his place of Coferer. I cannot do less in satisfaction of his request than to let your Lo[rdshi]p understand that Sir Robert Vernon came unto me about two hours before Sir Arthur Ingram was sworn, and did interest me...?Lord Thomas Howard (1561-1626) commanded the ?Golden Lion? in the attack on the Spanish

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        Vorsteliicke Warande der Dieren. De Helden Godes des Ouwden Verbonds. De Heerlyckheyd van Salomon. Hierusalem Verwoest. De Vernieuwde Gulden Winckel der Kunstlievende Nederlands. (Five works bound in one)

      Amsterdam: D. Pietersz, 1617-1622. First Edition (except the last work which is a second). Full Calf. Very Good. Vorsteliicke Warande with 125 half-page copper engraved emblem plates; De Helden Godes, with vignette title and 38 copper engraved biblical emblems; De Wiernieuwde Gulden Winckel with vignette title and 73 half-page copper engraved biblical emblems. The two other works with vignett title and letterpieces. Emblems of Vorteliicke Warande especially charming, with most portraying animals with anthropomorphic brio. Landwehr 886, 877. This set has bookplate from Landwehr and was his personal copy. Calf spine dry and rough. Joints dry, rubbed and cracked. Interior is tight and attractive.

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        De prima scribendi origine et universa rei literariae antiquitate, cui notas, opusculum de scribis, apologiam pro Waechtlero, praefationem et indices adjecit C.H.Trotz. Utrecht, H. Besseling 1738. 8°. 20 Bll., 40 S., 611 S., 33 Bll. mit 5 (2 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln, Hldr. d. 19. Jhdts. m it Rtit.

      - Brunet III, 366 - De Backer-S. IV,513,3 - nicht bei Bigmore-Wyman.- Zweite und erweiterte Ausgabe des erstmals schon 1617 erschienenen Werkes. Behandelt alle Aspekte der Schrift, Schriftarten, Schreiber, Schreibgeräte, etc.; am Schluß ein kurzes Kapitel über die Erfindung des Buchdrucks etc.- Die ganzseit. Kupfer sind Schrifttafeln, die gefalteten zeigen Schriftrollen u. Einbandarten.- Vorsatz mit hs. Besitzvermerk, gering gebräunt, ca. 8 Bll. mit dünnem Wasserrand, Ebd. etw. berieben.

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        Purchas his pilgrimage, or Relations of the world and the religions observed in al ages and places discovered, from the Creation unto this present. In foure parts. This first contayneth a theologicall and geographicall historie of Asia, Africa, and America, with the ilands adjacent. Declaring the ancient religions before the Floud . With briefe descriptions of the countries, nations, states, discoveries; private and publike customes, and the most remarkable rarities of nature, or humane industrie, in the same. The third edition, much enlarged with additions through the whole worke.

      London: by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1617 - Small folio (287 × 188 mm) in sixes. Later, probably 18th-century reversed calf, covers with gilt and blind rules, skilfully rebacked with original spine laid down, red morocco label, lacks ties. Some rubbing, corners bumped, previous owner's neat ink notations on front endpapers. Very good. Third edition of Purchas's first published compilation of travel literature, first published in 1613. By this time Purchas had already become acquainted with Richard Hakluyt, his great predecessor in the memorializing of English travel narratives, who lent books and some manuscripts for the expanded second edition, published in 1614. A later edition was published in 1626. Despite being published first, this volume is sometimes shelved as a supplement to the four folio volumes of Hakluytus Posthumus, or, Purchas his Pilgrimes (1624–5). JCB II, pp. 106-06; Sabin 66679; STC 20506. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Recueil de six occasionnels].

      Paris, 1614-1617, - 6 plaquettes en un vol. in-8, demi-maroquin vert, dos lisse (reliure du XIXe siècle). Exemplaire court de marge supérieure, avec perte du chiffrage sur la moitié des plaquettes.Les années 1610-1617 (de la mort de Henri IV à l'assassinat de Concini) sont une période d'effervescence politique mal maîtrisée par la Régente. Elles virent une floraison d'occasionnels sur tous les aspects de la vie politique alors très agitée, entre la révolte des Princes, la convocation des Etats-Généraux, l'ascension des Concini, etc. Ce recueil contient les pièces suivantes : I. La Harangue d'Alexandre le Forgeron, prononcée au Conclave des Réformateurs. S.l., 1614, 16 pp. SHF, Bourgeois & André, 2095. Welsh, French pamphlets, I, 466. Pièce burlesque sur la tenue des Etats Généraux de 1614. II. [MARCHAND (Guillaume), dit Maître Guillaume :] Le Réveil de Maistre Guillaume, aux bruits de ce temps. S.l., 1614, 32 pp. SHF, 2042. Welsh I, 503. Cioranescu, XVII, 34341. III. Le Royaliste François, respirant son estre que le Ligueur & desnaturé Coyoniste estouffoit. Aux princes. Paris, Estienne Perrin, 1617, 8 pp. Absent de SHF comme de Welsh. Contre les partisans de Concini. IV. Le Franc taupin. Paris, Pierre Buray, 1614, 8 pp. SHF, 2123. Welsh I, 493. Pièce anti-huguenote sur les désordres du temps. V. Réplique de Iacques Bon-Homme paysan de Beauvoisis à son compère le crocheteur. Paris, Jean Brunet, 1614, 13 pp. un f. bl. SHF, 2050. Absent de Welsh. Forme une réponse à la pièce suivante. VI. Lettre de Iacques Bon-Homme paysans de Beauvoisis. A Messeigneurs les Princes retirez de la Cour. Paris, Jean Brunet, 1614, 16 pp. SHF, 2050. Welsh I, 473. Célèbre fantaisie dans laquelle l'auteur, qui se présente comme un vieillard de 97 ans, descendant de Jacques Bonhomme, et qui personnifie le peuple malheureux, adjure les princes révoltés de rendre la paix au royaume.

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        Andere Relation auß Parnasso/Von allerhand historischen/Politischen und Moralischen Discursen und Händeln so darinnen vorgehen. Erstlich Italianisch beschriben von-. Getruckt im Jahr Christi 1617

      o. O. [Laut Graesse:Tübingen], o. Dr., 1617.. 1617. Konvolut von 4 Schriften in einem Bd.: 4 n. n. Blätter, 179(1) S. Ganzpergament d. Zt. unter Benutzung eines mittelalterlichen Manukriptes. Am Vorderdeckel goldgeprägtes Adelswappen, am Hinterdeckel ein aus der Asche emporsteigender Phoenix. [Emblem der Fruchtbringenden Gesellschaft?]. Am oberen Schnitt von alter Hand mit Tinte: " i i PARNASSO. BOCCALINI" und ''UNGERSDORFF.".Am Titel des ersten Werkes handschriftlich "Ex Lib. Francisci Godefridi Troili à Lessoth (à Lessoth war kaiserlicher Rat in der ersten Hälfte des XVI Jhs.] ** Zusammengebunden mit: 2) UNGERSDORFF, Chr. von [i. e. Caspar SCHOPPE) ]Christoffen von Ungersdorff Erinnerung von der Calvinisten falschen betrüglichen Art und Feindseligkeit gegen dem heiligen Römischen Reich / Item Widerholung der Catholischen Scribenten / sonderlich der Herrn Jesuiter Lehre und Meynung vom Religions-Frieden / und ob Ketzern /Trew und Glaub zu halten sey. Allen denen...., 60 S., 1616. 3) Christoffen von Ungersdorff Erinnerung / von der Calvinisten Art und Feindseligkeit gegen dem heiligen Römischen Reich. Sampt angehengter...Gegen-Erinnerung, 12 n. n. Bll., 267(1) S. o. O., o. Dr., 1617.und: 4) LIPSIUS, Justus, Exhortatio, ad Christianissimi Regis Galliae Consiliarios. Quo pacto obviam iri....videntur: Ex Gallica lingua translata, --; Mota Religionis...navis, A1-F4. Argentorati [d. i. Strassburg], Antonius, Bertramus, 1609. Ebd. berieben und etwas fleckig, Vorderdeckel-Rand etwas laediert, Deckelvergoldung stark abgerieben, durchgehend mehr oder weniger stockfleckig. * Titel des ersten Werkes etwas abweichend von dem bei FABER DU FAUR, Nr. 139 vermerkten Titel. ** Title of the first work differs slightly from the title mentioned in FABER DU FAUR, Nr. 139. VERY RARE. Description in English on request. ¶ Only one copy in German-speaking countries: in der Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in München.

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        Historia general del Perv trata el descvbrimiento del; y como lo ganaron los Españoles. Las guerras ciuiles que huuo entre Piçarros, y Almagros, sobre la partija de la tierra. Castigo y leuantamieto de tiranos: y otros sucessos particulares que en la historia se contienen. Escrita por el Ynca Garcilasso de la Vega

      Por la viuda de Andres Barrera, y à su costa, [Cordova 1617 - Contemporary limp vellum A fine unsophisticated copy of El Inca's history of Peru: a fundamental history of early America, here in its second issue differing from the first only in its variant title-page. The second issue of the second part of Garcailaso de la Vega's famous Historia General or 'Royal Commentaries' which had been published first, a few months earlier in Cordova, in 1616. This issue includes the same text block as the first, with only a variant title page with a different and larger vignette of the Virgin, and the words 'y à su costa' added to the imprint. The first issue is virtually unobtainable and is known in only two copies (at the Bibliotheque Nationale and the John Carter Brown Library). The text and title for the first issue were probably printed in late 1616, indeed the errata leaf includes the date '12. de Novembre de 1616' and the JCB copy contains both the 1616 and 1617 title-pages. For the present second issue, the 1616 title was cancelled and a new re-set title page dated 1617 was added to the original printing of the text. The two parts of Vega's history are actually considered to be two separate but complementary works, which were originally published separately. This second 'part' is largely concerned with the period between the Spanish conquest and the civil war in the area. The critic, Menendez y Pelayo, called the Historia General or 'Royal Commentaries' "the most genuinely American book that has ever been written, and perhaps the only one in which a reflection of the soul of the conquered races has survived." "Like the first part, the second is a commentary rather than a history, for. "El Inca" quotes largely from other writers . always carefully indicating the quotations and naming the authors. But his memory was well stored with anecdotes that he had heard when a boy; and with these he enlivens the narrative." (Justin Winsor. Narrative and Critical History of America II, p. 569. Garcilaso de la Vega, known as 'El Inca', was born in Peru and spent his formative years there, living out his later life in Spain. His father was a Spanish conquistador and a participant in the events that his son chronicles, while his mother was an Inca princess born in Cuzco. "He was a gentleman of refinement and possessed of much learning, speaking Spanish and Quichua from infancy. A descendant of the proud race of the Incas, he was a most industrious and careful historian of the evil fortunes of his race, as well as a chronicler of the victories of the conquerors" (Maggs). Vega's contemporary record of the early Spanish period in Peru is most valuable, as it is based on eyewitness testimony and personal observation. European Americana 617/55 ; Field 590 (note); Le Clerc 614; Maggs Bibliotheca Americana VI, 413; OCLC 11494608; Medina (BHA) 658; Palau 354789; Sabin 98755; cf. Winsor. Narrative and Critical History of America II, p. 575. Folio (10 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches). Large woodcut vignette on title, some minor worming with occasional loss, title shaved with loss of imprint, a few other leaves shaved with loss of catchwords.

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        Descripción de la Imperial Ciudad de Toledo y historia de sus antigüedades i grandeza i cosas memorables.

      Diego Rodríguez 1617 (Al fin 1605), Toledo - 4 h. inc. portada con grabado xilográfico, 277 pp., 13 h. foliadas (la última dice 5 erróneamente) y 8 h. de tabla. Impresión a dos columnas. Piel de época, lomo con nervios, tejuelo y adornos dorados. Primera y única edición. Importante obra para el estudio de la ciudad de Toledo. El último capítulo constituye un catálogo de los principales santos de la ciudad y las últimas 13 hojas recogen la Historia de la Virgen Santa Leocadia, patrona de Toledo. Existen ejemplares de la misma tirada con alguna variante en el título y en las hojas de preliminares. Ejemplar con pequeña restauración en el margen inferior interno de las 2 primeras hojas y un pequeño deterioro en la dos siguientes, sin afectar al texto. EL CCPB registra un único ejemplar en la Biblioteca Provincial de Toledo. Salva, 3126; Palau, 227401. Perez Pastor, La Imprenta en Toledo, 456

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        AN ITINERARY VVRITTEN BY FYNES MORYSON . . . CONTAINING HIS TEN YEERES TRAVELL THROVGH THE TVVELVE DOMJNIONS OF GERMANY, BOHMERLAND, SWEITZERLAND, NETHERLAND, DENMARKE, POLAND, JTALY, TURKY, FRANCE, ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND

      Printed by John Beale, London 1617 - First Printing of one of the Earliest Travelogues and Tourist Guides in English. 324 x 216 mm (12 3/4 x 8 1/2"). 7 p.l., 295, [1], 301, [1], 292 pp. Missing first leaf (blank except for signature mark) and last leaf (blank), as is often the case; first leaf of table of contents bound in backwards, so the second page appears before the first. Three parts in one volume. FIRST EDITION. IN A VERY FINE REPLICA BINDING OF MOTTLED CALF, GILT, BY COURTLAND BENSON, gilt-decorated raised bands, spine with prominent tangent semicircles dividing the elaborately gilt compartments into quadrants containing many botanical tools and fleurons, red morocco label, later (but not jarring) endpapers. With decorative woodcut head- and tailpieces, historiated initials, and eight woodcuts in the text, seven of them maps of Venice, Naples, Rome, Genoa, Paris, Jerusalem, and Constantinople, and one a plan of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Title pages with ink ownership inscriptions of William Lascoe, Gyles Killingworth, and John Harrison (all 17th century) and James White (dated 1779), front pastedown with modern bookplate of Athol H. Lewis; occasional ink or pencilled marginalia. STC 18205. Title opening a bit soiled and darkened (perhaps because of protracted exposure to light while being exhibited?), the leaf on the left expertly backed, the one on the right probably washed, first half of the text with light dampstain across half the lower margin (usually very faint and small, but sometimes reaching up through six or eight lines of text), final 50 leaves with minor worming at inner margin (not touching text), one leaf with corner restored (no text affected), a number of other minor defects (slight soiling, small burn holes, smudging here and there), but still a surprisingly fresh and mostly rather bright copy of a work usually found in deplorable condition, and in an extremely appealing unworn sympathetic binding. This is the first edition of an early English-language combination of travelogue (Part I), military history (Part II), and guide for tourists (Part III), written by someone who had by his own admission longed from his childhood to see the world. After matriculating at Cambridge and becoming a fellow of the college, Moryson (1565/6-1630) received permission to suspend his fellowship while he travelled abroad through the Low Countries, Germany, Denmark, Poland, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, the Eastern Mediterranean, Jerusalem, Tripoli, Antioch, and Constantinople. According to the DNB, "he was fluent in German, Italian, Dutch, and French, and his linguistic ability served him well in regions where an Englishman might expect to meet hostility: he generally posed as German or Dutch in the more dangerous states in Italy, adopting a second cover as a Frenchman when visiting Cardinal Bellarmine at the Jesuit college in Rome" and so on, his disguises also including Bohemian and Polish attire. The first part of this book is a detailed account of those travels, reporting on the routes he travelled, evaluating the accommodations available, enumerating the amounts of time and money expended, and critiquing the "must-see" sights of the various locales. In the second part, Moryson deals with the years 1599-1602, which he spent in Ireland. There, he acted as secretary to Lord Mountjoy, commander of the English troops fighting the uprising of Irish chieftains known as the Nine Years' War or Tyrone's Rebellion. The final, and perhaps most entertaining, portion of the work is a sort of 16th century "Lonely Planet Guide" in which our author describes the customs, dress, diet, economies, and politics of European countries, with an eye toward helping the contemporary traveller avoid pitfalls and faux pas. As the DNB observes, these sometimes humorous accounts of "hard-drinking German artisans and their sober wives, Italian gentlemen and courtesans, . . . entrepreneurial Dutchwomen and their downtrodden husbands, impoverished Scots, and spendthrift P [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA. Compuesta primero en Latín, después buelta en Castellano por el Padre Iuan de Mariana, de la Compañia de Iesus. De nuevo corregida, y muy aumentada por el mismo, Dirigida al Rey Catholico de las Españas don Philippe III deste nombre nuestro señor. Tomo Primero. y (T. II) .Aora Nuevamente Añadida en esta última impressión todo lo sucedido desde el año de mil y seiscientos y veinte y uno, hasta el quarenta y nueve. Tomo Segundo.

      Vda. de Alonso Martín, a costa de Alonso Pérez / Carlos Sánchez, a costa de Gabriel de León, Madrid 1617 - 19.5x26.5. 2 vols. de 11h. 785pp. 23h. de tabla e indice (falta una hoja de índice) y 1h. 684pp. 4h. Holandesa piel (no muy lograda) del XVIII, lomos y cubiertas reforzadas y recubiertas. Escudo real en la portada del T. I, emblema de Gabriel de León en el T. II. Bastante estrecho de márgenes, con los títulos afeitados en alguna sección del T. I. y la última linea parcialmente afeitada en algunas hojas del T. II. Mancha que oscurece el papel en la parte inferior en 2 amplias secciones del T. II. Faltan las 2 primeras hojas de texto (A, A2) y las últimas 6 hojas de índice (2X5 a 2Y4) del T II, además de 4 hojas incompletas. El T. I. es de la 3ª edición en castellano (1617), mientras el T. II. procede de la 7ª (1650). Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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        Admiranda, sive, de magnitudine romana, libri quattuor. Editio ultima.

      Antwerp, Plantin-Moretus, 1617 - 223p + [94]f. Roman & Greek letter. Variant versions of printer's engraved device on title and (otherwise blank) last leaf. (Bound with:) LIPSIUS, Justus. Saturnalium sermonum. Libri duo, qui de gladiatoribus. Editio ultima & castigatissima. Antwerp, Plantin-Moretus, 1617. 136p + [2]f. Roman & Greek letter. With 4 folding- and 4 full-page plates and 4 fine large textual engravings by Otto Vaenius, all showing gladiatorial scenes. printer's device on title. (And:) LIPSIUS, Justus. De amphitheatro liber. Antwerp, Plantin-Moretus, 1604. 2 parts in 1 work. 77p + [3]f. Roman, italic & Greek letter. With 8 engraved plates (4 folding), and 4 half-page engravings. Variant versions of printer's device on title and (otherwise blank) last leaf. (And:) LIPSIUS, Justus. De vesta et vestalibus syntagma. Editio altera atque ab ultimâ auctoris manu, notis auctior & figuris illustrior. Antwerp, Plantin-Moretus, 1609. [4]f + 59p + (2)f. Roman, italic & Greek letter. With 25 engraved illustrations of Roman coins and cameos, an engraving of a solar mirror in action, and one full-page plate. Printer's device on title and last (otherwise blank) leaf. (And:) LIPSIUS, Justus. De Bibliothecis Syntagma. Editio secunda & ab ultima auctoris manu. Antwerp, Plantin-Moretus, 1607. 35 + [5]p. Roman, italic & Greek letter. Different versions of printer's device on title and on last (otherwise blank) leaf. 5 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary limp vellum. Five neo-classical studies reflecting the wide range of interests of the celebrated Flemish humanist Joest Lips (1547-1606), who initiated the renewed study of Roman military methods in the Netherlands. The essay on the Greatness of Rome in dialogue form contains several chapters of military interest: book 2, ch.10 on the public expenses of maintaining an army, book 4, ch. 3 on justice and clemency in war, and book 4, ch. 4 on the strength of the Roman army. The treatise on public spectacles or gladiatorial games remains a valuable source for our knowledge of ancient combat. The evocative engraved illustrations by Otto Vaenius (1556-1629), a teacher of Rubens, include: folding plates showing 'meridiani' armed with swords only fighting at a banquet for the entertainment of guests, gladiators performing at a funeral, sham-fighting with wooden staves and fighting to the death with swords in an amphitheatre; half-page engravings depicting a variety of combats: women and dwarfs (favoured by the emperor Domitian), a 'retirarius' or net fighter armed with a trident against a 'secutor' or heavily armed swordsman, a 'mirmillon' with helmet, shield and sword against a Thracian with buckler and curved dagger, a Samnite with body amour, oblong shield and short sword, essedarians throwing javelins from chariots, 'andabatae' or horsemen with closed helmets and spears, 'dimachaeri' with swords in both hands, 'lacearii' with lasso and sword, 'postulaticii' or heavily armed prize fighters who made only special appearances, and 'catervarii' who fought in bands. The famous study of Roman amphitheatres, here in the last edition corrected by the author, is dedicated to the great geographer Abraham Ortelius (Funck, p354 & Fowler 183 (note). The plates show the Colosseum with gladiatorial games in progress, and the theatres of Verona, Pola, Nîmes, and Doué. The study of the Vestal Virgins, illustrated with delicate engravings of coins and cameos, is followed by a description of great libraries of the ancient world in Egypt, Greece and Rome. Lipsius, a professor at Louvain, was a close friend of Plantin and his successor Moretus, who between them, published nearly all of his works. A freshly preserved volume from the Nordkirchen Library with bookplate. SEE ILLUSTRATION [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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