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        De Tutela Et Cura Tutoribus & Curatoribus Tractatus Absolutissimus

      Venezia : Sarzina, Giacomo, Iacobum Sarzinam 1617 - 30 cm. Later velum binding. Good binding. Minor/superficial worming to boards near spine. Text in 2 columns. Woodcut letters, 2 small woodcut vignettes (title and colophon). Title in black and red. Generally good. Occasional toning and foxing, a page has a few notations. Slight crease throughout. Rubber stamp on title's verso. Tear to pp. 133-134. Pope Paul V (Pontific 1605-1621) was a powerful pontiff during the Reformation era. He attempted to bring the Republic of Venice under ecclesiastical jurisdiction, temporarily excommunicating the city government. After his indict failed, Paul V put out a contact on the life of Fra Paulo Sarpi, the successful Venetian canon lawyer (who was subsequently stabbed fifteen times with a stiletto by assassins who received sanctuary in Papal territories. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ERATOSTHENES BATAVUS. DE TERRAE ABITUS VERA QUINTITATE...

      apud Iodocum a Colster 1617 IN- 4°, PERGAMENA COEVA. (XII), 263, (1) PP. INCISIONE IN RAME A PIENA PAGINA RAFFIGURANTE LA TRIANGOLAZIONE DELL' OLANDA A P. 168, DIAGRAMMI ED INIZIALI INCISI IN LEGNO N.T. ESEMPLARE ECCEZIONALMENTE BEN CONSERVATO NEL SUO STATO ORIGINALE. PRIMA EDIZIONE RARISSIMA. OPERA FONDAMENTALE NELLA SCIENZA DELLA GEODESIA. L' AUTORE MATEMATICO E GEODETA OLANDESE, APPLICÒ I SUOI STUDI DI TRIGONOMETRIA PIANA E SFERICA ALLA COSMOGRAFIA E IDEÒ PER PRIMO IL METODO DELLA TRIANGOLAZIONE PER MISURARE UN ARCO DI MERIDIANO (ERATOSTENES BATAVUS, 1617), ED È PERTANTO CONSIDERATO IL "PADRE DEL METODO DELLE TRIANGOLAZIONI". "SNELL WAS BORN IN LEIDEN AND LIVED THERE AS PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS AND MECHANICS, WHERE HE WAS THE SUCCESSOR OF HIS FATHER. HE MADE THE FIRST MEASUREMENT OF THE MERIDIAN BY THE METHOD OF TRIANGULATION, THE ONLY ONE TRUSTWORTHY AS REGARDS ACCURACY, ANDE USED TODAY FOR EVERY KIND OF SURVEYING. IT ALSO BECAME OF IMPORTANCE IN DETERMINING THE UNIT OF LENGTH THE METRE (ONE TEN-MILLIONTH PART OF THE EARTH'S QUADRANT). HE FURTHER DISCOVERED, IN ABOUT 1620, THE IMPORTANT LAW OF THE REFRACTION OF LIGH " (LENARD, GREAT MEN OF SCIENCE, P. 51). POGGENDORFF, BIOGR. WORTERBUCH ZUR GESHICHTE DE EXACTEN WISSENSHAFTEN, II, 948. DARMSTAEDTER, BIOGR. HANDBUCH ZUR GESHICHTE DER NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN UND DER TECHNIK, P. 112. DICTIONARY OF SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHY, XII, PP. 499-502. BIERENS DE HAAN, BIBLIOGRAPHIE NÉERLANDAISE HISTORIQUE SCIENTIFIQUE, 4391. ROUSE BALL, HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS, P. 254. PANNEKOEK, HISTORY OF ASTRONOMY, P. 259. WATERS, THE ART OF NAVOGATION IN ELIZABETHAN AND EARLY STUART TIMES, P. 424. HEWSON, HISTORY OF THE PRACTICE OF NAVIGATION, P. 458. JONES, THE FIGURE OF THE EARTH, P. 25. BROWN, THE STORY OF MAPS, PP. 290-91. CRONE, MAPS AND THEIR MAKERS, P. 85. IL FONDAMENTO DELLA CARTOGRAFIA MODERNA.

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

      Francofurti : Apud Nicolaum Hoffmannum, impensis Petri Kopffij., M.DC.XVII, 1617. 1st Edition in this form. 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. Finely 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.

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        Il Brancaleone Overo l'Idea della prudenza, Favola Morale Politica; nella quale sotto bellissima, et avveduta maniera d'Animali parlanti, s'ammaestra lo 'ntelletto, e di porge diletto al senso di ciascuno hora data in luce da Gieronimo Trivultio, Cittadino Milanese, per beneficio di tutti.

      presso Gio. e Varisco Varischi Fratelli,, In Venetia, 1617 - Cm. 17, pp. (32) 232 (8). Marchio tipografico al frontespizio, testate e capolettera xilografici. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con unghie. Esemplare genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione. Si tratta della seconda edizione di quest'interessante opera definitivamente attribuita a Giovan Pietro Giussani ed il cui originale apparve nel 1610. A lungo rimasta ignota (o malamente nota) solo recentemente, grazie agli ottimi studi di Bragantini ed altri, ne è stato riconosciuto l'interesse ed il valore letterario. per ogni approfondimento bio-bibliografico rimandiamo al già citato studio di Bregantini "Il Brancaleone" Roma, Salermo, 1997. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ordinationes Praepositorum Generalium, Communes toti Societati; Auctoritate Septimae Congregationes Generalis contractae. [Junto a:] Instructiones ad Provinciales, et Superiores Societatis. Auctoritate congreg. VII ut directiones tamtum seorsim impresse. [1617].

      Romae, In Collegio Romano eiusdem Societatis, 1617-1616. - 2 obras en un volumen. 17x11 cm., 187 pp., inclusive portada con orla grabada en madera y anagrama de la Compañía de Jesús, 6 hojas. -128 pp. (portada con la misma orla), 3 hojas. Encuadernación en media piel y tela. Segunda edición muy rara de las "Ordinationes del preposito General" que fueron dadas en la VII Congregación general, y mandadas publicar por Bernardus de Angelis, en Roma a 29 de Enero de 1616. A continuación y con portada propia (es otra publicación) siguen las "Instrucciones", en primera edición, que se dieron en la misma "Congregación general" en 2 de Febrero de 1616. Estos dos impresos jesuíticos son muy raros en comercio.

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        PURCHAS HIS PILGRIMAGE, OR RELATIONS OF THE WORLD AND THE RELIGIONS OBSERVED IN ALL AGES AND PLACES DISCOVERED FROM THE CREATION UNTO THIS PRESENT. IN FOURE PARTS. THIS FIRST CONTAYNETH A THEOLOGICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL HISTORIE OF ASIA, AFRICA, AND AMERICA, WITH THE ILANDS ADJACENT. DECLARING THE ANCIENT RELIGIONS BEFORE THE FLOUD, THE HEATHENISH, JEWISH, AND SARACENICALL IN ALL AGES SINCE... THE THIRD EDITION, MUCH ENLARGED WITH ADDITIONS THROUGH THE WHOLE WORKE

      London: Henry Fetherstone, 1617. Third Edition. Hardcover. Very slight worming from A1-L4 mainly of sidenotes, some damp-staining mostly affecting the outside corners and hardly visible on most pages. Very Good or better. Quarto (7-1/4" x 12") bound in early 19th century half calf and marbled boards with calf corners, recently rebacked with the original spine laid down and a new gilt-lettered morocco spine label; [xl], 1102, [40] pages. Illustrated with woodcut initials and ornaments. Sabin 66679. Older spine label laid in. Interesting note, apparently in a 17th century hand, by Richard Higginbotham recording the purchase and completeness of the book. Early owner names of Ann Calbhoishe, William M. Gunn, and Edward Len on the title page.

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        Die Kronentaube. Columba coronata. = Lithographische Tafel No. 83 aus Goldfuß' Werk: Naturhistorischer Atlas. Erschienen in 23 Lieferungen zwischen 1824 und 1842

      Gr.-Folio (48 x 60 cm). Altkolorierte, teils gehöhte Lithographie (Auge) auf Whatman-Papier. Unbeschnittenes Blatt. Einwandfreies Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe. - Nissen, ZBI 1617. - Nicht bei Zimmer oder Schlenker. Der Naturhistorische Atlas von Goldfuß' ist eines der seltensten Werke der deutschsprachigen Naturgeschichte, was sowohl auf den langen Erscheinungszeitraum zurückzuführen ist, als auch auf den von Goldfuß explizit empfohlenen Gebrauch der Illustrationen als separate Anschauungstafeln für den Naturhistorischen Unterricht (siehe G.s Ankündigung des Werkes in ISIS, Jg. 1824). Komplette Exemplare sind aus diesem Grund kaum auffindbar und verlagsseitig gebundene Exemplare nicht bekannt. Die Illustrationen stammen von Aimé Henry. Aimé gründete zusammen mit Max Cohen 1828 in Bonn die Lithographische Anstalt, die in den Folgejahren für zahlreiche Höhepunkte lithographischer Illustrationskunst in Deutschland verantwortlich zeichnete.

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        The General Practise of Physicke : Conteyning All Inward and Outward Parts of the Body, with All the Accidents and Infirmities That Are Incident Unto Them, Euen From the Crowne of the Head to the Sole of the Foote

      Thomas Adams, 1617-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Folio. Contemporary boards rebacked with later leather spine. 5 raised bands. Solid binding and cover. [20], 790, [122] p. Generally clean, unmarked pages, with minor toning. Provenance: Christopher Will, 1701. Inked with calligraphic flourish on end page. A translation, by Jacob Mosan, of: Wirsung, Christof. Ein new artzney buch. An important reference of pharmaceutical remedies. An accessible work with recipes written standard English.<br>Krivatsy 13071; Wellcome 6759 (1605 ed.); Wing W3101; STC 25865

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        L'HOSPIDALE DE' PAZZI INCURABILI. DI TOMMASO GARZONI DA BAGNACAVALLO, CON TRE CAPITOLI IN FINE SOPRA LA PAZZIA.NUOVAMENTE RISTAMPATO & CON SOMMA DILIGENZA RICORRETTO.

      VENEZIA, GIORGIO VALENTINI, 1617 - Legatura sette-ottocentesca in cartonnage a ricoprire quella originale in pergamena di cui si intravedono le tracce. Frontespizio con titolo e ampia marca tipografica a silografia; 6 pagine non numerate; 94 pagine mal numerate 90. Testo in lingua volgare e caratteri tondi e corsivi; capilettera e fregi tipografici silografati. L'autore, Tomaso Garzoni, mutò il nome di battesimo (Ottaviano) in Tommaso quando, nel 1566, entrò nella Congregazione Lateranense; acquistò notorietà per varie opere erudite, moraleggianti e talora satiriche, tipiche del gusto manieristico per la curiosità dei temi e dei titoli, nonché per la trattazione bizzarra e piacevolmente caotica: fra tali scritti, si ricorda, oltre a quello compreso nel volume in esame, la Piazza universale delle professioni del mondo. Il volume in esame riguarda un fortunato e interessante trattato sulla pazzia e sugli ospedali psichiatrici composto da Garzoni in prima edizione nel 1589. Come appendice dell'Hospidale è collocato un poemetto in terzine dal titolo: Capitolo di Theodoro Angelucci à Tomaso Garzoni sopra la pazzia.  Esemplare in discreto stato conservativo, lievissima gora all'interno inferiore della prima parte del volume, gora più evidente al centro del bordo superiore di praticamente tutto il volume. 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vita R.P. Iosephi Anchieta Societatis Iesu sacerdotis in Brasilia defuncti

      A fundamental and early work on Brazilian Jesuit Missions; one of the first Jesuit Priests to work in Brazil. 1617. Cologne. Johannes Kinchium. In 12vo (131 mm x 75 mm). 1 [blank] + 2 ff. + 427 [428] + 1 ff. + 1 [blank]. Contemporary or near contemporary vellum, ties as fragments, gently soiled. A fine copy, some leaves browned as expected. Although printed the same year as the Lyon edition, Leclerc states that this is the second edition; it could also be a second issue. Father Anchieta (1534 ? 1597) was a Canarian Jesuit Priest and writer; after short studies in Portugal, and being only 19 years old, he was selected to travel to the Jesuit missions in Brazil, accompanying Duarte da Costa. Before making shore they shipwrecked, but still Anchieta was able to make shore at Sao Vicente, which allowed him to have contact with the Tapuia Indians who were natives of the region. Furthermore, he is considered as one of the founders of Sao Paulo, in 1554, and Rio de Janeiro, in 1565 (after the defeat of the French settlers). His labor in the catechesis and conversion of the Indians into the Catholic faith ?along with Nóbrega-, was crucial to the establishment of a colonial settlement in the country. The work is ?based on the manuscript by Father Pedro Rodrigues, visiting Father to Angola and Brazil. This manuscript was unpublished at the time, but several copies were in circulation and served as the basis for all the biographies of Anchieta.? Borba de Moraes, 99. Rodriguez, 379. Leclerc, 1558.

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        Discorsi delle Fortificationi, espugnationi, & difese delle città, & d'altri luoghi. Diviso in libri otto. Ove difusamente si dimostra quali debbano essere i siti delle fortezze, le forme, i recinti, fossi, baloardi, castelli, & altre cose à loro appartenenti, con le figure di esse. Hora di novo in questa ultima impressione ricorretti, & ampliati.

      Ad instanza di Giacomo de Franceschi,, In Vicenza, 1617 - In-folio (cm. 37), pp. (4) 210 (2). Grande impresa editoriale incisa su legno al frontespizio, con allegoria della Pace raffigurata come una donna seduta che ha alla sua destra una colonna con la scritta Pax e tiene nella mano sinistra un ramo di ulivo e, nella destra, una fiaccola rovesciata, il tutto entro cornice riccamente figurata. Con 11 tavole doppie fuori testo, numerose figure nel testo, il tutto inciso in xilografia. Legatura novecentesca, realizzata imitando le legature antiche, firmata A. Perticaroli, in piena pelle marrone con filetti e bordure plurime a secco ai piatti con fregi accantonati in oro. Dorso a nervetti con titolo e fregi in oro entro scomparti. Tagli a spruzzo rossi. Ex-libris. Acclusi alcuni schizzi fortificatorii manoscritti, relativi a Roma e ad Ostia, di un proprietario ottocentesco del volume. Bruniture limitate al frontespizio ed a poche altre pagine, ma nel complesso esemplare ben conservato. Ristampa secentesca vicentina, corretta e ampliata rispetto alle precedenti, di uno dei più importanti trattati fortificatori del Cinquecento italiano, apparso per la prima volta nel 1569 a Roma, contro la volontà del Teti. Il Teti (Nola, 1529-Padova, 1589), dapprima al servizio dei Colonna di Zagarolo, al seguito di questi si recò a Vienna, dove rimase per lunghi anni alla corte di Massimiliano II e di Rodolfo II; successivamente sostituì il Sanmicheli nelle fortificazioni di Verona e contribuì alle difese di Bergamo. Fu attivo anche a Torino, in Spagna e in Ungheria Cfr. Riccardi, II, 517. Graesse, VII, p. 105. Manzi, n. 43. S.T.C. Italian Books, p. 668. Cockle, n. 776. Manzi, n. 73. Ceccarelli, 134. D'Ayala, 123. Ferrari, 656. Guarnieri, 106. Iannelli, 70. Lauri, 177. Maggiorotti, I, 58 e II, 28, 317. Marini, 63. Musco, 113. Minieri Riccio, 350. Sticca, 89. Thieme-Becher, XXXIII, 15. Zani, XVIII, 170. Promis, Biografie di ingegneri militari, Torino, 1874, p. 529. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Das Schach- oder König-Spiel. Vortitel: Außführliche Beschreibung, des Schach- oder König-Spieles. Von Gustavo Seleno (= August II. Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg), In vier unterschiedene Bücher, mit besonderm fleiß, gründ- und ordentlich abgefasset. Auch mit dienlichen Kupfer-Stichen gezieret: Deßgleichen vorhin nicht außgangen. Diesem ist zu ende, angefüget, ein sehr altes Spiel, genandt, Rythmo-Machia. ... Lipsiae MDCVI; [Am Ende:] Leipzig Gedruckt durch Lorentz Kober. Bey Henning Groß den Jüngern, Im Jahr M.DC.Xvi

      Leipzig, Kober 1617. 31 cm. (26), 495, (3) Seiten mit 6 gestochenen Titelbordüren, 1 doppelseitigen Tabelle, 2 Kupfertafeln, 83 Textkupfern (davon 28 blattgroß) und 1 Druckermarke am Schluß. Pergament der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel - VD17 39:125792Z - Linde-Niemeijer 1955 265 - Schmid, Schachlit. 118 - Mit einem geänderten Kupfertitel ausgegebene Titelauflage der Erstausgabe von 1616, das bedeutendste und maßgebende Schachlehrbuch seiner Zeit, eine Neubearbeitung aus Lopez von Tarsia, mit einem Verzeichnis der verwendeten Literatur. Das anhängende Werk ist ein pythagoreisches Zahlenspiel, aus dem Italienischen des Francesco Barozzi übersetzt und bearbeitet. Die breiten Titelbordüren mit Darstellung von Schachspielszenen. Die Kupfer zeigen Schachfiguren und Spielstellungen. Kollation: Kollation: ()4,):(4, (?)4, Tab., A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Qqq4, 1 Blatt und je eine Kupfertafel zwischen Seie 460/1 und 464/5; das Kupfer bei Seite 216/17 liegt als Faksimile auf gelblichen Papaier bei. 2 Fehlstellen im Pergamentbezug ca. (4 x 1 cm) am Rücken und die Ecken im hinteren Deckelbezug restauriert, wie immer wegen der Papierqualität durchgängig gebräunt. Provenienz: Elias Brackenhoffer (1618 - 1682) mit dessen Besitzeintrag "E. Brackenhoffer" auf dem Titel; Bibliothek von Bob Luza mit dessen Exlibris mit Monogramm "BL" im Innendeckel -

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        Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie. Eight Books, with Certayne Divine Tractates and other Godly Sermons, A Learned Discourse of Justification and Five Learned Sermons

      Will Stansby, London, 1617. Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Recently rebacked and sympatheticaly respined, tightened with new endpapers. Boards worn at corners, leather scarred with a few early repairs, but quite sound. Light browning to engraved title, a few stains at edges, small but persistent dampstain in the gutter of most of the volume, scattered light stains and browning, largely confined to the margins, light early underlining occasionally. Generally quite clean. Despite the general title, it only contains the first 5 books, the fifth with an added title with architectural border dated 1622. The final sections are Certayne Divine Tractates and other Godly Sermons (also with a separate title dated 1622), A Learned Discourse of Justification (with separate 1622 title) and Five Learned Sermons (with 1622 title), all paginated continuously. (57) 583pp. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Religion & Theology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041628. .

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        La Gerusalemme liberata

      Genoa: Appresso Giuseppe Pavoni, 1617. Full Calf. Near Fine+. Folio in 8s: [16],255,[1],71,[1],36,[4]pp, with two distinctly different engraved title pages (the first with portrait of Carlo Emanuello de Savoy, Tasso&#39;s patron, to whom this book is dedicated; the other with portrait of Tasso above a harbor view, perhaps of Venice or Genoa); 20 full-page plates in fine impressions, one opposite the opening of each canto, engraved by Camillo Cungi after drawings by Bernardo Castello; woodcut head- and tail-pieces and historiated initials; the "Argomento" at the head of each canto within elaborate ornamental frame. Beautifully bound by Fitterer in period-style mottled calf, spine in six compartments, gilt-ruled raised bands, red morocco lettering piece gilt, edges speckled red, renewed hand-marbled end papers. An excellent example in a beautiful binding, pages and plates with occasional stain and very lightly scattered spotting but otherwise crisp and clean. Brunet V 666. Mortimer-Harvard, Italian, 494 (referenced in the description of 1590 edition). & Third illustrated edition, following the Genoa of 1590, in quarto, and Genoa edition of 1604, in duodecimo with small woodcuts. (The first complete unillustrated editions of Tasso&#39;s epic poem were published in Parma and in Ferrara, in 1581.) Text and commentary in this edition, by Scipion Gentili and Giulio Guastavini, are from the 1590 edition, which was also illustrated by Castello. Bernardo Castello&#146;s drawings for the earlier edition were re-engraved in much larger format for this edition, producing perhaps the finest edition yet published. Gerusalemme liberata is composed of eight-line stanzas grouped into 20 ottava rima cantos of varying length. It tells a largely mythical version of the First Crusade in which Catholic knights, led by Godfrey of Bouillon, battle Muslims for control of Jerusalem. (Like other works of the period that portray conflicts between Christians and Muslims, Gerusalemme liberata had a topical resonance, as the Ottoman Empire was advancing through Eastern Europe.) Alternating with episodes of epic battles are romance adventures, placing the poem in the Renaissance tradition of the Italian romantic epic poem. Tasso frequently borrows plot elements and character types from Ariosto&#39;s Orlando furioso, while its scenes of siege and warfare were inspired partly by the classical epics of Homer and Virgil. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Herbario Novo

      Venice: Appresso il Sessa, 1617. Second edition. Good. A Good copy of Durante&#39;s famous herbal, in a contemporary vellum binding with noticeable wear and soiling. Collation: [10], 492, [52]. Lacking title page. Signatures: +5, A-Rr6, Ss-Tt8, Vv6, Xx4. Pages with marginal tears and a few with loss to text, overall age toning, stains and soiling. Text in Italian. Second edition of Durante&#39;s herbal, with 965 woodcuts in text, enlarged with the suite of 110 woodcuts at the end which had not appeared in the first edition (1585). The woodcuts are based on Fuchs and Mattioli, although many include charming genre scenes. The plant descriptions are written in the form of poems which Arber describes as &#39;pleasingly unscientific.&#39; The Linnean genus Duranta, formerly Castorea, is named after the author (Hunt). Good.

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        Opere Di Tomaso Garzoni Da Bagnacauallo. : Cioe: La Piazza a Vniuersale Di Tutte Le Professioni Del Mondo. La Sinagoga De Gli Ignoranti. L'hospidale De'pazzi Incurabili & Il Theatro De'varij, & Diuersi Ceruelli Mondani

      In Venetia : Presso Giorgio Valentini, & Antonio Giuliani, 1617. Hardcover. Very Good. 4 v. in 1 ([12], 403, [1] leaves; [4], 80; [8], 90 [i.e. 94, 2]; [8], 106, [6] p.). Quarter bound in 19th century period leather. Marbled boards. Gilt lettering on green spine label. Good binding and cover. Wear to extremities. Bookplate of Ugo Ojetti, Hugh Ojetti a famous Italian writer , art critic , journalist and aphorist, on inside front board. Italian. Clean, unmarked pages with minimal toning. Please feel free to view our photographs. The menagerie of the wonders of the world, Tomaso Garzoni from Bagnacauallo. Diuiso in ten apartments, according to the various, & admirable objects. That is, of monsters, prodigies, prestigii, fate, oracles, sibyls, dreams, curiosity astrological signs in general and spices in marauiglie, narrated by 'most famous writers, and described by' most famous Historical Sites, and poets, which takes talhora , considering their probability, improbability ouero, second nature. Opera no less erudite, curious that, just for theologians ... as for philosophers ... enriched with several annotations by mrpd his brother Bartolomeo Garzoni ... With three copious tauole

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        An Itinerary Written By Fynes Moryson Gent. - Containing His Ten Yeeres Travel Through the Twelve Dominions of Germany, Bohmerland, Sweitzerland, Netherland, Denmarke, Poland, Italy, Turky, France, England, Scotland and Ireland

      London: John Beale, 1617. [14], 84, 83-106, 109-295, [1], 301, [1], 292pp. Later full morocco, raised bands, spine in seven panels, morocco title label to second panel, remaining panels with scalloped gilt border surrounding an interlaced centre piece, flower corner pieces, small seed-head and star tools, covers with dog-tooth roll and triple fillet border, framing a number of volute, flower and seed-head tools, double fillet to edges, triple fillet to inner edges, a.e.g., combed marbled endpapers. Rubbed to extremities, especially to outer joints and corners, small strip repair to foot of front joint.. Internally, lacks front and rear blanks, second page of title repaired and the fore-edge margin of *6 has been replaced, small hole to L, catching one letter of text and map to reverse, loss to bottom corner of Qqq3, several small nicks and tears, light browning on occasion, several pencil lines to margins, but generally quite clean and bright. Double page printed title, privilege on verso with woodcut coats-of-arms and portraits, eight woodcut maps and plans to text, with other woodcut decorations and initials throughout. From the library of Boies Penrose and Boies Penrose II, with their bookplates to front pastedown, and presented to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by John Fleming (with pencilled note to ffep), with a Sotheby&#39;s label and lot number paper bookmark for her estate sale loosely inserted. The first part is a journal of his travels through Europe, the second is a history of the Earl of Tyrone&#39;s rebellion against Elizabeth I in Ireland and the third part looks at the differences in dress, character, religion and diet between various countries in Europe. Brunet III:1919 "ouvrage estime et devenu rare"; Cox I:87, STC 18205. An attractive copy with excellent provenance. First Edition. Full Morocco. Good+. Folio.

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        ITINERARY WRITTEN BY FYNES MORYSON GENT. First in the Latine Tongue, and Then Translated by Him Into English: Containing His Ten Years Travel Through the Twelve Dominions of Germany, Bohmerland, Switzerland, Netherland, Denmarke, Poland, Italy, Turky, France, England, Scotland and Ireland. Divided into III parts

      London: John Beale, 1617. 3 parts bound as one. FIRST EDITION. VERY SCARCE. Handsomely illustrated with 8 original woodcut engravings of Venice, Naples, Rome, Genoa, Paris, Constantinople, Jerusalem and the plan of a church. Also with extensive tables of coins, histories, genealogies, etc. Large and beautiful woodcut initials throughout along with elaborate engraved head and tail pieces. Folio, handsomely bound in full contemporary style calf, covers ruled in blind and blind paneled in center, spine with blind ruled raised bands, original gilt lettered red morocco lettering label. [14], 295, 301, 292 pp. Without blanks ¶1 and eeee8 as is usual. A handsome and well preserved copy of this valuable work. The binding is sturdy and strong and handsome, internally crisp and unwashed and unpressed. Some re-margining accomplished at the gutter areas of some initial leaves and to the outer edges of some leaves at the end of the volume. SCARCE FIRST EDITION REGARDED AS ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING WORKS OF ITS KIND, ONE OF THE GREATEST CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN ACCOUNTS OF ITS PERIOD AND &#147;A VALUABLE AND MUCH ESTEEMED WORK.&#148; - Lowndes. Moryson,1566-1630, was one of the period&#146;s most accomplished travellers. "&#39;from his tender youth, he had a great desire to see foreign countries&#39;, and in 1589 he obtained a license to travel... On 1 May 1591 he took ship at Leigh, near Southend, and for the greater part of the six years following wandered about Europe. At the end of 1591 he reached Prague, where he dreamt of his father&#39;s death on the day of the event. The news was confirmed at Nuremberg, and after a year&#39;s leisurely tour through Germany he retraced his steps to the Low Countries in order to dispose of his modest patrimony. On the 7th of January, 1593, he entered himself as a student at Leyden University. He subsequently passed through Denmark and Poland to Vienna, and thence by way of Pontena and Chiusa into Italy in October 1593. After visiting Naples, he thoroughly explored Rome, where he paid visits to Cardinals Allen and Bellarmine. The former gave him every facility for viewing the antiquities. The cities of North Italy occupied him from April 1594 to the beginning of 1595. In the early spring of 1595 he had an interview with Theodore Beza at Geneva, and journeying hurriedly through France, caught a glimpse of Henri IV at Fontainebleau, and landed at Dover on the 13th of May in 1595. 0n the 8th of December of the same year Moryson started on a second journey, setting sail for Flushing. A younger brother, Henry, bore him company. Passing through Germany to Venice, they went, at the end of April 1596, by sea to Joppa, spent the first fortnight of June at Jerusalem, and thence went by Tripoli and Aleppo to Antioch. At Beilan, a neighboring village, Henry Moryson died on the 4th of July in 1596 at the age of 27 years. Fynes afterwards made for Constantinople, where the English ambassador, Edward Barton [, hospitably entertained him. He finally reached London by way of Venice and Stade on the 10th of July,1597. In April 1598 Moryson visited Scotland, but soon came home, and spent some time in the autumn with his sisters, Faith Mussendyne and Jane, wife of George Allington, of the pipe office. At the time his brother Richard was taking an active part in the government of Ireland, and strongly recommended him to seek employment there. On the 13th he reached Dundalk, where his brother was governor; on the same day George Cranmer, the chief secretary of Sir Charles Blount, the lord-deputy, was killed at Carlingford, and Moryson was at once appointed to his place. He found his new master all that he could wish, aided him in his efforts to suppress Tyrone&#39;s rebellion, and remained through life a devoted admirer. After Lord Devonshire&#39;s death in 1606, Moryson had spent three years in making an abstract of the history of the twelve countries which he had visited, but his manuscript proved so bulky that with a consideration rare in authors he destroyed it, and turned his attention to a briefer record of his experiences of travel. The first part supplies a journal of his travels through Europe, Scotland, and Ireland, with plans of the chief cities, &#39;the rates of hiring coaches and horses from place to place with each day&#39;s expenses for diet, horse-meat, and the like. The second part is a valuable history of Tyrone&#39;s rebellion, with documents of state. The third part consists of essays on travel, geography, and national costume, character, religion, and constitutional practice. Moryson is a sober and truthful writer. He delights in statistics respecting the mileage of his daily journeys and the varieties in the values of the coins he encountered. His descriptions of the inns in which he lodged, of the costume and the food of the countries visited, render his work invaluable to the social historian." -DNB. STC 18205 (description of pts. in Roman). Alden 617/109 &#145;.a Spaniard is mentioned who, having contracted syphilis, went to America to learn its cure &#145;from those who first infected the Spaniards therewith&#146;; tobacco is also mentioned&#146;. Lowndes 1621 &#145;A valuable and much esteemed work&#146;. Blackmer 1159.

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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, spine gilt. 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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        Complete Set of Napier&#39;s Bones, English, second half of 17th C

      No Binding. Fine. Set is comprised of decorated boxwood case with sliding lid (including thumb groove), 10 boxwood multiplying rods and one wider rod for calculating squares and cubes, and boxwood tabulat for arranging rods. Total dimensions 9.2 x 6.8 cm. Set is complete and integral. Small hairline crack to corner of case, otherwise a very fine set. Very rare complete set of Napier&#39;s Bones in boxwood, the first modern calculating instrument, designed to facilitate multiplication and division of large numbers and first described in Napier&#39;s Rabdologie (Edinburgh 1617). Complete sets from as early as the 17th century are rare; the present set is in exceptionally fine condition, and as such represents a rare survival from the first century of their use. As was customary, the present set was designed in boxwood to fit comfortably into the pocket of the would-be mathematician. Napier&#39;s ingenious instrument consists of a series of 10 small &#39;bones,&#39; each side of which presents a multiplication column for a single integer. Diagonal lines between the &#39;tens&#39; and the &#39;units&#39; of each number show how to carry the second digit, allowing one to multiply any number up to ten digits long (provided it contains a single integer no more than four times). To obtain the product of 9 x 14, for instance, one places rods 1 and 4 on the tabulat, and reads the result from the 9th row of the tabulat&#39;s fixed multiplier rod: 0/9 and 3/6. The solution emerges from right to left: 6 and 9+3, or 126. The instrument&#39;s wider block also allows users to quickly extract square and cube roots. Each rod here has four faces upon which are inscribed additional numerical faces, allowing the user to compute any potential combination of integers (ie 333 x 222). After Napier&#39;s death the instrument was subjected to various modifications, such as Gaspar Schott&#39;s arranging the bones on a rotatable cylinder to allow quicker setting, and its use persisted into the last decades of the 18th C. The origin of the name &#39;Napier&#39;s Bones&#39; remains a bit of a mystery. Napier indicated that the rods should be made of "silver, ivory, boxwood or some similar material"; in 1667 William Leybourn claimed that the instrument&#39;s being made of ivory &#39;bones&#39; naturally suggested the name. It is conceivable, however, that the appellation arose as a witty eulogy to its creator. The invention is first mentioned in a French arithmetic textbook (Nouveau epitome d&#39; Arithmétique, 1616), giving credence to Napier&#39;s claim in the Rabdologiae that his device was "so approved of as to be already almost in common use"; he died just six weeks before its formal debut in print. In addition to his eponymous instrument, John Napier (1550-1617) is generally credited (along with the Swiss clockmaker Joost Bürgi) with the discovery of logarithms, which he had been calculating since 1590 and which he finally unveiled in the Descriptio (Edinburgh 1614) and posthumously published Constructio (1619). * DSB.IX.609-13; Baxandall & Pugh, Calculating Machines and Instruments (1975), #7; Bryden, Napier&#39;s Bones: A History and Instruction Manual (1992).

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        Brief Traict, ou maniment. D&#39;Aulcuns (mais principaulx) usages, et observations des deux Globes, Celeste et Terrestre: Ensemble L&#39;Explication de tous les Cercles, Linees, Instruments, et aultres Verbis-Artis, y appartenant, mises, escriptes, et Dedié

      Brussels, 1617. Hardcover. Very Good. French manuscript written in brown ink in a French cursive hand, pages ruled in red, 21 lines per page. 15.3 cm x 9.5 cm, (58) pp. Bound in contemporary limp vellum with remains of green silk ties. A presentation copy with the dedicatee&#39;s name left blank. Clean and fresh, an excellent copy. Very rare manuscript user&#39;s manual for the famous terrestrial and celestial globes by the van Langren cartographic dynasty, notable as the first to employ the highly accurate star observations of the "tresfameux" Tycho Brahe - whose contribution is duly acknowledged (fol. 9v). Well into the age of print, these manuals were handwritten rather than printed because the globes which they accompanied were luxury articles and relatively few were produced, notwithstanding their importance. The celestial globes of Van Langren (1594), and later Blaeu, soon rendered Mercator&#39;s great globes obsolete. As early as 1590, the young Arnold van Langren was sent to Hven to take advantage of what was at the time the most advanced celestial observatory in Europe. "When Arnold came to Uraniborg, Tycho&#39;s plan to publish his stellar positions was already formulated, but the observations and calculations that resulted in the catalogue of 777 stars had not been completed. While Tycho could have provided Arnold van Langren with the newly calculated positions of some stars, perhaps even interim locations for most of them, it seems quite likely that he would have advised the Dutchman to await the completion of this work before beginning a globus Tychonicus. He may even have withheld his consent at this stage." (Adam Mosley, Bearing the Heavens, p. 240). Tycho&#39;s own Progymnasmata also makes reference to the visit: "Jacob Floris, citizen of Amsterdam, a great expert in the making of celestial and terrestrial Globes, having sent here his son, skilled in the construction of the same, decided to prepare a certain celestial globe following this rectification of ours of the places of the Fixed Sars, which in its certainty and skillful elaboration is about to greatly surpass those hitherto employed." The present guide directs the user in the workings of both Langren&#39;s celestial and terrestrial globes, giving both a general introduction and practical working examples in solving geodetic and astronomical problems. According to van der Krogt, the van Langren manuals are based in part on Robert Hues&#39; Tractaet ofte Handlinge van het gebruijck der Hemelscher ende Aertscher globe (1st ed Amsterdam, 1597), and are in part original. "Among other things, van Langren makes use of a separate &#39;gnomon sphareicon&#39; (sphaerical angle bar), a small instrument which makes it possible to place a perpendicular line easily on the spherical globe". On f4r Langren discusses the astronomical implcations of the recent calendar reform under Gregory XIII, while on 11r he mentions the influential mentor of Tycho, Landgrave Wilhelm of Hesse-Kassel&#39;s method of observing stars by their almucantar and azimuth - a procedure which would later become adopted as the standard method for determining stellar positions. Langren also here explains his decision to include the 32 winds by which modern navigators divide up the sky, which are apparently noted on the globe in Flemish. Despite other similar references to the recent advances of Pedro Nunes (23v), and Tycho Brahe, the present manuscript is above all a practical rather than theoretical guide to the use of the globes in understanding celestial and terrestrial mechanics. Imperative instructions - "tournez vostre Globe ainsi." "Cherchez sur le Globe le degre du Soleil." - evidently enabled the user to manipulate his globes with or without an instructor present. ......

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

      Apud Iohannem Vignon, Petrum & Iacobum Chou? Geneva: Apud Iohannem Vignon, Petrum & Iacobum Chouët, 1617. Folio (34.5 cm, 13.6"). [4], 352, [10] ff. Essential to the Reformation in both legend and reality was the role that leaders like Luther, Calvin, and Melanchthon played in interpreting the Bible for its readers; yet while championing the reading of the Scriptures in the vernacular, Calvin chose to present his notes on and explanations of various books of the Bible in the language of scholars &#151; Latin. In other words, effectively, he expected the mass of believers to rely on the intermediation of the clergy to assist them. First published by Jean Crespin in 1563 as a stand-alone text edited by Charles de Jonvilliers and Jean Budé, Calvin&#39;s Praelectiones . . . & Lamentationes is, in this edition, one of four books making up the fourth part in a seven-volume set of Calvin&#39;s works published altogether in 1617. This part contains Calvin&#39;s commentaries on Jeremiah and the Lamentations. The Latin text is printed in roman and italic with sidenotes and occasional Hebrew, and decorated with woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. The title-page bears an anchor device like Jean Crespin&#39;s; his son-in-law and successor, Eustache Vignon (fl. 1571&#150;89), was father of the printer here, Jean Vignon. Contemporary northern-European style vellum over paste boards single-ruled in blind, blind-stamped central cartouches, evidence of ties; soiled, spine especially, with vellum of covers rippled and worn; upper joint repaired, lower one starting, upper third of front free endpaper torn away. Ex-library with bookplate and pencilled shelfmark only; very light waterstaining on title-page and a few others, mild to moderate foxing, occasionally some blackish residue in a gutter. A letter occasionally touched or taken in one section by lower-marginal worming, greedy on only a few leaves; several more leaves holed by fallen drops of iron gall ink, taking letters on six; one index leaf with a natural paper flaw taking a letter and a numeral. One leaf tipped in (cancel?) and some corners creased/crumpled; one word in ink manuscript on three leaves. => Though part only of Calvin&#39;s Works, this stands alone.

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        Triacte De L&#39;Ange Gardien

      Riems - Nicolas Constant, 1617 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Francesco Albertini&#39;s treatise on guardian angels. In French. First published in Italian in 1612 under the title Trattato Dell&#39;Angelo Custode,Albertinidedicatedthe bookto fellow Jesuit Robert Bellarmine, a Cardinal of the Catholic Church and another follower of the cult of guardian angels. The book enjoyed great popularity in its day for its vivid imagery and rich language. A remarkable survival with the ties in this early binding. With two decorative bookplates to front endpapers. Latin copperplate inscription to title page. WIth decorative headpieces. Condition: In a vellum binding with leather ties. Externally, slight bumping though smart for its age. Internally, binding beginning to loosen slightly in places. First half of book generally bright, remaining pages slightly age-toned. Slighttidemarks to rear few pages and some others, thoughalmost nospotting. Overall: GOOD (ONLY).

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        Viertzehende Schiffart, Oder Gründliche vnd warhaffte Beschreibung desz Neuwen Engellandts einer Landschafft in Nordt Indien, eines Theils in America, vnter dem Capitein Johann Schmidt

      Frankfurt: In verlegung der Hulsischen, 1617. * Church 304; Sabin 33,667 (and 82,819n); JCB I.492 no. 569; Alden-Landis II.617/137; Brunet III.370; Bibliotheca Grenvilliana I.352; Asher, p. 72; Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, &#147;Captain John Smith,&#148; http://www.apva.org/history/jsmith.html (1997/2000).. Rare first edition of the fourteenth part of Hulsius&#146;s voyage anthology, a translation into German of Captain John Smith&#146;s Description of New England (London, 1616; Church 369), which includes an early copy of Smith&#146;s map of New England. Goodspeed (1927) claims that this part of Hulsius&#146;s Sammlung von Sechs und Zwanzig Schiffarten, inspired by the success of the more lavish de Bry series, appears to be &#147;one of the rarest of the Collection.&#148; Hulsius managed to beat de Bry&#146;s heirs to the press with an important German-language Americanum; it would appear in the Tenth Part of de Bry&#146;s &#147;Great Voyages&#148; in Oppenheim the following year.A pivotal figure in the Jamestown Colony, Smith (1580-1631) had been forced to sail back to England in 1609 to care for an injury from a gunpowder accident, and was never able to return to the settlement. &#147;In London, he actively promoted the further colonization of Virginia, but was unpopular with the Virginia Company. In April 1614, he returned to the New World in a successful voyage to the Maine and Massachusetts Bay areas, which he named New England&#148; (APVA). &#147;He sailed along the coast from Penobscot to Cape Cod in search of whales and mines of gold. The voyage was in most respects a failure, but it gave him an opportunity to write this tract, the general object of which is to show the advantages likely to accrue to adventurers in New England&#148; (Church p. 852 on 1616 English ed.). The map of New England included in the Viertzehende Schiffart (identical to that which appeared in Hulsius&#146;s parts 13&#151;see item 60&#151;and 20) is an accurate re-engraving of Smith&#146;s influential original (omitting only the names in the lower corners, Smith&#146;s title, and the verses). &#147;The earliest thoroughly accurate map of Massachusetts Bay&#148; (Winsor apud Church) and the first to name the region of &#147;New England,&#148; Smith&#146;s map is found in nine or more states, all printed from the same plate. Hulsius made his copy from the very rare first state. When drawing his map in 1614, Smith asked Prince Charles&#151;later, Charles I&#151;to replace the indigenous place-names with properly &#147;English&#148; ones. These are included here, although places such as London and Oxford would soon be renamed by subsequent colonists (Scituate, Marshfield, etc.); only three names from Smith&#146;s map are retained today&#151;Cape Ann, the Charles River, and Plymouth. The plate depicting the flora and fauna of New England balances realism&#151;a porcupine, otter, and beaver&#151;with fantasy&#151;a griffon? Unsigned, this engraving was not reused in the de Bry version of the text. Levinus Hulsius (1546-1606) began publishing his 26-part series of voyages in 1598. The Schiffahrt volumes were generally more modest in size and price than those issued by de Bry, and as a result, they could often be sent to the press in a more timely fashion, allowing Hulsius&#146;s heirs to scoop the competition.

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        Brief Traict, ou maniment. D'Aulcuns (mais principaulx) usages, et observations des deux Globes, Celeste et Terrestre: Ensemble L'Explication de tous les Cercles, Linees, Instruments, et aultres Verbis-Artis, y appartenant, mises, escriptes, et Dedié

      Brussels, 1617. Hardcover. Very Good. French manuscript written in brown ink in a French cursive hand, pages ruled in red, 21 lines per page. 15.3 cm x 9.5 cm, (58) pp. Bound in contemporary limp vellum with remains of green silk ties. A presentation copy with the dedicatee's name left blank. Clean and fresh, an excellent copy.Very rare manuscript user's manual for the famous terrestrial and celestial globes by the van Langren cartographic dynasty, notable as the first to employ the highly accurate star observations of the "tresfameux" Tycho Brahe - whose contribution is duly acknowledged (fol. 9v). Well into the age of print, these manuals were handwritten rather than printed because the globes which they accompanied were luxury articles and relatively few were produced, notwithstanding their importance. The celestial globes of Van Langren (1594), and later Blaeu, soon rendered Mercator's great globes obsolete. As early as 1590, the young Arnold van Langren was sent to Hven to take advantage of what was at the time the most advanced celestial observatory in Europe. "When Arnold came to Uraniborg, Tycho's plan to publish his stellar positions was already formulated, but the observations and calculations that resulted in the catalogue of 777 stars had not been completed. While Tycho could have provided Arnold van Langren with the newly calculated positions of some stars, perhaps even interim locations for most of them, it seems quite likely that he would have advised the Dutchman to await the completion of this work before beginning a globus Tychonicus. He may even have withheld his consent at this stage." (Adam Mosley, Bearing the Heavens, p. 240). Tycho's own Progymnasmata also makes reference to the visit: "Jacob Floris, citizen of Amsterdam, a great expert in the making of celestial and terrestrial Globes, having sent here his son, skilled in the construction of the same, decided to prepare a certain celestial globe following this rectification of ours of the places of the Fixed Sars, which in its certainty and skillful elaboration is about to greatly surpass those hitherto employed." The present guide directs the user in the workings of both Langren's celestial and terrestrial globes, giving both a general introduction and practical working examples in solving geodetic and astronomical problems. According to van der Krogt, the van Langren manuals are based in part on Robert Hues' Tractaet ofte Handlinge van het gebruijck der Hemelscher ende Aertscher globe (1st ed Amsterdam, 1597), and are in part original. "Among other things, van Langren makes use of a separate 'gnomon sphareicon' (sphaerical angle bar), a small instrument which makes it possible to place a perpendicular line easily on the spherical globe".On f4r Langren discusses the astronomical implcations of the recent calendar reform under Gregory XIII, while on 11r he mentions the influential mentor of Tycho, Landgrave Wilhelm of Hesse-Kassel's method of observing stars by their almucantar and azimuth - a procedure which would later become adopted as the standard method for determining stellar positions. Langren also here explains his decision to include the 32 winds by which modern navigators divide up the sky, which are apparently noted on the globe in Flemish. Despite other similar references to the recent advances of Pedro Nunes (23v), and Tycho Brahe, the present manuscript is above all a practical rather than theoretical guide to the use of the globes in understanding celestial and terrestrial mechanics. Imperative instructions - "tournez vostre Globe ainsi." "Cherchez sur le Globe le degre du Soleil." - evidently enabled the user to manipulate his globes with or without an instructor present. ......

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        Discorsi delle Fortificationi, espugnationi, & difese delle città, & d'altri luoghi... Diviso in libri otto. Ove difusamente si dimostra quali debbano essere i siti delle fortezze, le forme, i recinti, fossi, baloardi, castelli, & altre cose à loro appartenenti, con le figure di esse. Hora di novo in questa ultima impressione ricorretti, & ampliati.

      Ad instanza di Giacomo de Franceschi ?1617 In-folio (cm. 37), pp. (4) 210 (2). Grande impresa editoriale incisa su legno al frontespizio, con allegoria della Pace raffigurata come una donna seduta che ha alla sua destra una colonna con la scritta Pax e tiene nella mano sinistra un ramo di ulivo e, nella destra, una fiaccola rovesciata, il tutto entro cornice riccamente figurata. Con 11 tavole doppie fuori testo, numerose figure nel testo, il tutto inciso in xilografia. Legatura novecentesca, realizzata imitando le legature antiche, firmata A. Perticaroli, in piena pelle marrone con filetti e bordure plurime a secco ai piatti con fregi accantonati in oro. Dorso a nervetti con titolo e fregi in oro entro scomparti. Tagli a spruzzo rossi. Ex-libris. Acclusi alcuni schizzi fortificatorii manoscritti, relativi a Roma e ad Ostia, di un proprietario ottocentesco del volume. Bruniture limitate al frontespizio ed a poche altre pagine, ma nel complesso esemplare ben conservato. Ristampa secentesca vicentina, corretta e ampliata rispetto alle precedenti, di uno dei più importanti trattati fortificatori del Cinquecento italiano, apparso per la prima volta nel 1569 a Roma, contro la volontà del Teti. Il Teti (Nola, 1529-Padova, 1589), dapprima al servizio dei Colonna di Zagarolo, al seguito di questi si recò a Vienna, dove rimase per lunghi anni alla corte di Massimiliano II e di Rodolfo II; successivamente sostituì il Sanmicheli nelle fortificazioni di Verona e contribuì alle difese di Bergamo. Fu attivo anche a Torino, in Spagna e in Ungheria Cfr. Riccardi, II, 517. Graesse, VII, p. 105. Manzi, n. 43. S.T.C. Italian Books, p. 668. Cockle, n. 776. Manzi, n. 73. Ceccarelli, 134. D'Ayala, 123. Ferrari, 656. Guarnieri, 106. Iannelli, 70. Lauri, 177. Maggiorotti, I, 58 e II, 28, 317. Marini, 63. Musco, 113. Minieri Riccio, 350. Sticca, 89. Thieme-Becher, XXXIII, 15. Zani, XVIII, 170. Promis, Biografie di ingegneri militari, Torino, 1874, p. 529.

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        ERATOSTHENES BATAVUS. DE TERRAE ABITUS VERA QUINTITATE...

      apud Iodocum a Colster 1617 IN- 4°, PERGAMENA COEVA. (XII), 263, (1) PP. INCISIONE IN RAME A PIENA PAGINA RAFFIGURANTE LA TRIANGOLAZIONE DELL' OLANDA A P. 168, DIAGRAMMI ED INIZIALI INCISI IN LEGNO N.T. ESEMPLARE ECCEZIONALMENTE BEN CONSERVATO NEL SUO STATO ORIGINALE. PRIMA EDIZIONE RARISSIMA. OPERA FONDAMENTALE NELLA SCIENZA DELLA GEODESIA. L' AUTORE MATEMATICO E GEODETA OLANDESE, APPLICÒ I SUOI STUDI DI TRIGONOMETRIA PIANA E SFERICA ALLA COSMOGRAFIA E IDEÒ PER PRIMO IL METODO DELLA TRIANGOLAZIONE PER MISURARE UN ARCO DI MERIDIANO (ERATOSTENES BATAVUS, 1617), ED È PERTANTO CONSIDERATO IL "PADRE DEL METODO DELLE TRIANGOLAZIONI". "SNELL WAS BORN IN LEIDEN AND LIVED THERE AS PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS AND MECHANICS, WHERE HE WAS THE SUCCESSOR OF HIS FATHER. HE MADE THE FIRST MEASUREMENT OF THE MERIDIAN BY THE METHOD OF TRIANGULATION, THE ONLY ONE TRUSTWORTHY AS REGARDS ACCURACY, ANDE USED TODAY FOR EVERY KIND OF SURVEYING. IT ALSO BECAME OF IMPORTANCE IN DETERMINING THE UNIT OF LENGTH THE METRE (ONE TEN-MILLIONTH PART OF THE EARTH'S QUADRANT). HE FURTHER DISCOVERED, IN ABOUT 1620, THE IMPORTANT LAW OF THE REFRACTION OF LIGH " (LENARD, GREAT MEN OF SCIENCE, P. 51). POGGENDORFF, BIOGR. WORTERBUCH ZUR GESHICHTE DE EXACTEN WISSENSHAFTEN, II, 948. DARMSTAEDTER, BIOGR. HANDBUCH ZUR GESHICHTE DER NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN UND DER TECHNIK, P. 112. DICTIONARY OF SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHY, XII, PP. 499-502. BIERENS DE HAAN, BIBLIOGRAPHIE NÉERLANDAISE HISTORIQUE SCIENTIFIQUE, 4391. ROUSE BALL, HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS, P. 254. PANNEKOEK, HISTORY OF ASTRONOMY, P. 259. WATERS, THE ART OF NAVOGATION IN ELIZABETHAN AND EARLY STUART TIMES, P. 424. HEWSON, HISTORY OF THE PRACTICE OF NAVIGATION, P. 458. JONES, THE FIGURE OF THE EARTH, P. 25. BROWN, THE STORY OF MAPS, PP. 290-91. CRONE, MAPS AND THEIR MAKERS, P. 85. IL FONDAMENTO DELLA CARTOGRAFIA MODERNA.

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        Les oeuvres comprises en deux tomes ... Avec la vie de l'autheur ...

      8 n.n. Bl., 484 S., 41 n.n. S. Index, 8 n.n. Bl., 489 S., 28 n.n. S. Index. Mit einem Holzschnittporträt. Flexibler Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Vgl. Graesse 6, 421. - Neuausgabe der ersten französischen Werkausgabe von 1574 ebenfalls in Genf bei Eust. Vignon. - Enthält alle wichtigen Werke Sleidanus. - Durchgehend etwas gebräunt. Einband im Innenfalz gebrochen. - Fliegender Vorsatz lose.

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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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        ANNOTATIONES SEU LUCUBRATIONES AD STATUTA CRIMINALIA ET DECRETA INCLYTAE CIVITATIS PAPIAE... Cum duplici indice...

      excudebat Petrus Bartolus In-4 gr. (mm. 342 x 222), 2 parti in un vol., p. pelle settecentesca (con abras. e picc. manc. alle cuffie), dorso a cordoni con decoraz. ai riquadri e tit. oro su tassello, 12 cc.nn., 1-660 pp.num., 4 cc.nn., 661-790 pp.num., 1 c.b., 30 cc.nn.; marca tipografica ai frontespizi con tit. in rosso e nero, ornato da grandi capilett. figur. inc. su legno. ?Opus in duas distributum partes, Primam ad Statuta Civilia & de regimine Potestatis spectantem - Alteram, quae ad Statuta Criminalia, & Decreta spectat?. "Prima edizione". Il commento del Torti è unito al testo latino degli statuti pavesi. Cfr. Sapori ?Antichi testi giuridici?,I,3008 - Fontana,II, p. 355. Piccoli fori di tarlo al margine inf. bianco su alc. carte, come pure lievi aloni solo marginali, altrim. fresco esemplare ben conservato.

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        F. ioannis duns scoti ordinis minorum, sacrae theologiae doctoris subtilissimi, et omnium scholasticorum acutissimi perutiles quastiones. in librum quartum sententiarum, and quodlibertales, cum collationibus, atque resolutionibus fidelissime recognitae, expurgatae, adnotationibus exornatae, ac pristino candori restitutae a.r. p. f. paulino berti lucense. venetis. s.t. 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. Cerniera parzialmente staccata. Mende al dorso. Collazionato. Antichi tarletti che raramente ledono poche lettere. Appunti manoscritti sul front. Rarissimo.

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        Swerikes rijkes stadz lagh/ effter den stormechtige/ höghborne furstes och herres/ herr Gustaf Adolffs/ Sweriges/ Göthes och Wendes/ &c.

      konungz/ storfurstes til Finland/ hertigz til Estland och Carelen/ herres uthöfwer Ingermanland/ &c. befalning/ uthgångin aff trycket. Sthlm, I. Meurer, 1617-18. Folio. (4) s.,95 blad,(1) s. Titelbladet tryckt i rött och svart och med bred figurativ ram i träsnitt. + Swerikes rijkes landzlagh, som af rijksens rådh blef öfwersedd och förbätrat: och af k. Christofer/ Swerikes/ Danmarks/ Norikes/ Wendes och Götha konung/ palatzgrefwe widh Reen/ och hertigh af Beijeren/ årom efter C. b. 1442 stadsfäst: så och af menige Swerikes rijkes ständer samtykt/ gillat och wedertaghen/ hwilken och alt sedhan är almänneligen brwkat worden: efter then stormechtige/ höghborne furstes och herres/ her Carls then nijondes/ Swerikes/ Göthes/ Wendes/ finnars/ carelers/ lappars i Norlanden/ the caijaners/ och esters i Lifland etc. konungs/ nådighe befalning/ af trycket utgången. Sthlm, A. Olufsson, 1608. Folio. (8) s.,LXXIX,(1 blankt),LXXX-XCIX blad. Titelbladet tryckt i rött och svart och med grav. titelvinjett samt gravyr på s. (6). + [Östgötha laghen, thän af forna Swea ok Götha kunungar ok regänter, ok särdeles kunung Knuth Eriks hin heligas son ok Birger jarl, stadgadh ok förbätradh är widh åhrom 1168 ok 1251. Sthlm, A. Olufsson, 1607.] Folio. LXV blad,(1) s. + Hälsinge laghen/ som öfwer alle Norlanden/ thet är Sundhedi/ Mädelpada/ Ångermanland och Norrebotn/ fordom brukades: efter then stormächtige höghborne furstes och herres/ her Carls then nijondes/ Swerikes/ Göthes/ Wändes/ finnars/ carelers/ lappers i Norlanden/ the caijaners/ och esters i Lifland etc. konungs/ nådige befalning/ af trycket uthgångin. Sthlm, (A. Olufsson), 1609. Folio. (1),XXIII blad. Samtida ngt nött och fläckigt pergamentbd. Blåstänkta snitt. Ryggen med tillskrift "4". Inlagorna med en del småfläckar. Titelbladet till stadslagen lagat och uppfodrat samt med obetydliga pappersförluster i marginalen. Ett tjugotal blad med lagningar i marginalen, några bokstävers förlust på bladen XXXIV-XXXV i landslagen. Bladen I-III i landslagen med stor fuktfläck, litet hål i övre marginalen på blad LVIII i Östgötalagen. Med en hel del äldre anteckningar och tillägg i texten, t.ex. på det blanka bladet i landslagen. Med L. F. Rääfs exlibris. I stadslagen saknas som ofta porträttet av Gustav II Adolf, i Östgötalagen saknas titelbladet och i Hälsingelagen de avslutande fyra bladen.. Collijn 491, 482, 489 respektive 487. Rudbeck 8 (variant 1-3), 4, 3 respektive 5. Stadslagens fina träsnittsillustrerade titelblad betonar, enligt Allan Ellenius, den vikt som lades vid den mosaiska rätten i och med Karl IX:s stadfästelse av Kristoffers landslag. Högst upp i mitten syns en sol med den hebreiska inskriptionen "Jahve" som lyser ned på stentavlorna, inför vilka representanter för himlen och jorden knäböjer. Vid sidan av själva titeln återfinns å den ena sidan en krönt gestalt med spira, å den andra en landsknekt med draget svärd. De skulle enligt inskriptionerna under gestalterna på stadslagens titelblad representera lagens oantastlighet och att straff väntar den som bryter mot den. Budskapet är enligt Ellenius otvetydigt: guds lag är också Svea rikes lag. Dessa lagar är inte bara de första upplagorna av dessa betydelsefulla texter utan även fint utformade tryckalster med Jonas Bure som förmodad utgivare

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        Map of Czaslavium vulgo Czasla Bohemiae Civitas from Civitates Orbis Terrarum

      Cologne: Braun & Hogenberg, 1617. First edition A Near Fine original hand-colored copperplate engraving. Folio (20.5 x 15.75 inches) Matted to 26.5 x 23 inches. Center fold. Edge wear. A wonderful town plan from a bird&#39;s eye perspective showing a picturesque view of hillside and peasant folk travelers enroute to Leipzig and Prague. Inscription on tomb of Joannes Siska, effigy of Joannes Zizkae in life 1424.

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        Den rette ordnants som paa herre dagen i Ottense bleff offuerseet oc beseglet, huorledes kircketienisten skal holdis udi Danmarckis oc Norges riger, oc de hertugdomme Slesuig/ Holstein.

      Köpenhamn, Heinrich Waldkirch, 1617. 8vo. 159,+ (8),+ (2, blanka) bl. Träsnitt på bl 3 och 16 och med noter bl 141-145. Fuktränder och enstaka fläckar samt ett litet brännhål i marginalen bl. 84. Interfolierad fram till bl. 105. Sammanbunden med:Kongelige mayestatis ordinantz, liudendis om ecteskabs sager. [=Rubrik]. Köpenhamn, Henrich Waldkirch, 1607 [Kolofon]. 8:o. (18) bl. Interfolierad. Samtida skinnband, guldpräglade dock oxiderade pärmar, ryggen med samtida handskriven titeletikett, fint ciselerade guldsnitt. För- och eftersättsblad, (8) bl. med rikliga samtida marginalanteckningar med bläck. P. Palmcreutz namnteckning på främre pärmens insida.Bibl. danica II, sp. 913. Thesaurus 424. Dessa båda förekommer ofta sammanbundna. Kyrkoförfattningen grundar sig på Kristian III:s "Kirkeordinans" af 1537. Detta är en ny utgåva av 1557-års upplaga

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        Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie. Eight Books, with Certayne Divine Tractates and other Godly Sermons, A Learned Discourse of Justification and Five Learned Sermons

      Will Stansby, London, 1617. Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Recently rebacked and sympatheticaly respined, tightened with new endpapers. Boards worn at corners, leather scarred with a few early repairs, but quite sound. Light browning to engraved title, a few stains at edges, small but persistent dampstain in the gutter of most of the volume, scattered light stains and browning, largely confined to the margins, light early underlining occasionally. Generally quite clean. Despite the general title, it only contains the first 5 books, the fifth with an added title with architectural border dated 1622. The final sections are Certayne Divine Tractates and other Godly Sermons (also with a separate title dated 1622), A Learned Discourse of Justification (with separate 1622 title) and Five Learned Sermons (with 1622 title), all paginated continuously. (57) 583pp. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Religion & Theology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041628. .

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        An Itinerary Written By Fynes Moryson Gent. First in the Latin Tongue, and Then Translated By Him Into English

      London, Printed by J. Beale, 1617. Hardcover. Good. Folio. Old paneled sheepskin. Edges worn, leather darkened, joints splitting. Chipping to extremities. Small ink notation and previous owner&#39;s label at upper corners inside front page. Front end page separated and gutter stained. Front end page and inserted leaves frayed with loss. Half and full title leaves creased, wear near title leaves&#39; edges, paper repairs/restorations to both title leaves margins/versos. Small tears to edge of preliminary leaves. Damp stain to first pages sometimes outer margin occasionally overlapping printed marginalia early in the text. Privilege statement is printed on verso of 2nd title leaf, and decorated with a woodcut armorial symbol and 5 small woodcuts. Previous owner crossed out headline of several leaves early in text in ink. 8 partial-page woodcut maps (pp75, 109, 122, 166, 189, 220, 229, 260), woodcuts on half and full titles and above privilege statement, several decorative tailpieces, numerous woodcut initial letters.<br><br> Part I covers the author&#39;s travels in England, Scotland, and Ireland. Part II describes the history of the rebellion instigated by Hugh, Earl of Tyrone, and the measures taken to suppress it. Part III begins with general discussion of the nature. advantages, and difficulties of travel in general, and then proceeds with the author&#39;s reflections about his own travels; comments on the history and culture of the countries he visited; and describes the countries&#39; laws, political institutions, culture, religions, socioeconomic customs, and traditions.<br> Ships Daily. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        Vulcanii & aliorum.

      Catalogus eorum, quæ hoc volumine continentur est paginis sequentibus. Leiden, Ioannem Maire, 1617. 8:o. (12),+ 190,+ (10),+ 201-264,+ 191,+ (blank),+ 337,+ (3),+ 109,+ (1) s. Titelbladet klippt i nederkant. Nästan genomgående fuktrand upptill, enstaka fläckar och lagerfläckar. Sid. 279-282 i tredje pagineringsföljden lösa. Samtida marginalanteckningar i Warnefridkapitlet. Samtida pergamentband med handtextad ryggtitel, gröna snitt. Ur H. C. Braads bibliotek, med hans namnteckning på titelbladet, daterad Uppsala 1745, och ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Graesse III, 479 & V, 176. Hoffman III, 298 (för Prokopius). Warmholtz 1336 not. Carlander II, 597ff & III, 564ff. Variant finns med årtalet 1618 angivet på titelbladet. Huvudsakligen ett nytryck av Vulcanius utgåva från 1597 (tryckt av Plantin) av Jordanes, Prokopius och Isidor av Sevilla, dock med tillägg av ett nytt företal och utökad med Paulus Warnefrids "De gestis Langobardorum". Den sista delen behandlar det gotiska språket, med tryckta exempel på gotisk skrift och ordlista, men även de saxiska, frisiska och isländska språken. Den är en något förkortad version av Vulcanius "De literis & lingua Getarum, sive Gothorum", från 1597 års utgåva, där namnet Codex argenteus användes för första gången. Bonaventura Vulcanius från Brügge (1538-1614) var från 1581 professor i grekiska i Leiden och undervisade kommande storheter som Hugo Grotius och Daniel Heinsius. Superkargören på Ostindiska kompaniet Christopher Henrik Braad (1728-81) var en framstående litterär samlare med ett stort bibliotek i historia och antikviteterna

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        Les Allumettes d&#39;amour du Iardin Delicieux de la Confrairie du S. Rosaire de la Vierge Mariepatrimoine tres-riche des religieux de saint dominiqueavec plusieurs beaux miracles de diuerses endroits

      nbsp; Valencienne [Valencia] - Iean Veruliet, 1617 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of Antoine Alar&#39;s most famous work on the Virgin Mary. Antoine Alar (1575-1628) was an ecclesiastical writer born in Valencia. After taking the habit of Dominicain in his hometown in 1600, he acquired, a reputation for eloquence and zeal in his preaching. What makes Alar far more interesting, however, are his mystical works such as this one,Les Allumettes d&#39;amour du Iardin Delicieux de la Confrairie du S. Rosaire de la Vierge Marie. it is of particular interest to bibliophiles due to its strange style and odd title. In French. Monastic bookplate to front pastedown. Condition: In a vellum binding. Externally worn, with marks to the boards and some wear to the extremities. Hand-written ink spine label. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Some loss to title page. Copperplate ink inscription to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are age-toned with just the odd spot. Overall: GOOD ..

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        Map of Czaslavium vulgo Czasla Bohemiae Civitas from Civitates Orbis Terrarum

      Cologne: Braun & Hogenberg, 1617. First edition A Near Fine original hand-colored copperplate engraving. Folio (20.5 x 15.75 inches) Matted to 26.5 x 23 inches. Center fold. Edge wear. A wonderful town plan from a bird&#39;s eye perspective showing a picturesque view of hillside and peasant folk travelers enroute to Leipzig and Prague. Inscription on tomb of Joannes Siska, effigy of Joannes Zizkae in life 1424. &

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        Eratosthenes Batavus. De terrae ambitus vera quantitate

      Leiden: George Abrahamsz van Maarssen for Jodocus Colster, 1617 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. [12], 263, [1] pp. Colophon: "Lugduni Batavorum, excudebat Georgius Abrahami a Marsse, anno M D CXVII.", errata on final page, title woodcut vignette, woodcut initials and illustrations. Contemporary cardboard, spine restored, somewhat soiled and bumped, pages untrimmed, text slightly browned, very minor soiling and staining. Overall a clean, unsophisticated copy. - Wheeler Gift 55; Honeyman 2864; Norman 1963; DSB XII, 500 - FIRST EDITION OF SNEL'S FUNDAMENTAL WORK IN THE SCIENCE OF GEODESY AND OF GREAT IMPORT IN THE HISTORY OF NAVIGATION. In this work Snel outlines the principles of a new method for determining the length of the arc of the meridian by triangulation. "In 1615 he became deeply involved in the determination of the length of the meridian, selecting for this work the method of triangulation, first proposed by Gemma Frisius in 1533 and also used by Tycho. Snel developed it to such an extent that he may rightfully be called the father of triangulation. Starting with his house... he used the spires of town churches as points of reference. Thus, through a net of triangles, he computed the distance from Alkmaar to Bergen-op-Zoom (around 130 kilometers). The two towns lie on approximately the same meridian. Snel used the distance from Leiden to Zoeterwoude (about 5 kilometers) as a baseline. His instruments were made by Blaeu" (DSB). From the mean of these two measurements Snel calculated the length of a degree to be 352,347 feet, a more accurate reckoning than any previous attempt. "His figure... 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 [see lot 280]. 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" (Commander J.B. Hewson, A History of the Practice of Navigation, Glasgow, 1963, p.158). Snel also solved the so-called recession problem for three points, and the problem is often named after him. The title of this work is a tribute to the Greek mathematician Eratosthenes, who was famous for his measurement of the circumference of the earth..

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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

      London: Printed by John Beale, 1617. FIRST EDITION. First Printing of one of the EarliestTravelogues 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. Apparently contemporary sprinkled calf, expertly rebacked by Courtland Benson in the style of the period, covers with plain and decorative gilt rules, raised bands, spine compartments elaborately gilt with bushy cornerpieces connected by diagonal stippled rules, modern marbled 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; ESTC S115249. Title opening a bit soiled and darkened (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 Polish noblemen" are quite valuable for the modern reader as a window into the daily life of 16th century Europe.

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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

      [Cordova: Por la viuda de Andres Barrera, y à su costa, 1617]. 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. Contemporary limp vellum. A fine unsophisticated copy of El Inca&#39;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&#39;s famous Historia General or &#39;Royal Commentaries&#39; 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 &#39;y à su costa&#39; 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 &#39;12. de Novembre de 1616&#39; 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&#39;s history are actually considered to be two separate but complementary works, which were originally published separately. This second &#39;part&#39; 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 &#39;Royal Commentaries&#39; "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 &#39;El Inca&#39;, 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&#39;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

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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

      [Cordova: Por la viuda de Andres Barrera, y à su costa, 1617].. Large woodcut vignette on title. Folio. Contemporary limp vellum. Some minor worming with occasional loss, title shaved with loss of imprint, a few other leaves shaved with loss of catchwords. Else very good. A fine unsophisticated copy of El Inca&#39;s history of Peru: a fundamental history of early America, here in its second issue differing from the first only in its variant titlepage. The second issue of the second part of Garcailaso de la Vega&#39;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 titlepages. For the present second issue, the 1616 title was cancelled and a new reset titlepage dated 1617 was added to the original printing of the text. The two parts of Vega&#39;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... "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...&#39;El Inca&#39; 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" - Winsor, 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&#39;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). LeCLERC 614. MAGGS, BIBLIOTHECA AMERICANA VI:413. OCLC 11494608. MEDINA (BHA) 658. PALAU 354789. SABIN 98755. Winsor, NARRATIVE AND CRITICAL HISTORY OF AMERICA II, p.575.

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        Bericht von Bergkwerk, wie man dieselben Bawen, und in guten Wolfstandt bringen soll

      Title within fine & decorative woodcut border & 16 double-page woodcut plates (each within an elaborate woodcut border). Printed tables in the text. 11 p.l., 343 pp. Folio, cont. vellum over boards (upper cover with two small defects, some browning as is usual due to the quality of the paper), ties gone. Zellerfeld: [Privately Printed for the Author], 1617. First edition and a fine copy of this classic of mining and assaying. Printed on the author&#39;s private press, this the third of the great early illustrated treatises on the subjects, following Agricola and Ercker. Löhneyss (1552-1625?), was inspector general of the mines of Zellerfeld, Clausthal, and Andreasberg. After having a fight with a publisher, Löhneyss established his own private printing press; this is the first and only book printed at Zellerfeld. He designed the plates, woodcuts, and initials, employing Moses Thym as engraver of the cuts. His books are considered masterpieces of typography; most copies, however, were destroyed during the Thirty Years War. "One of the artistically most precious, but also one of the rarest books on mining is the first edition of Georg Engelhard Löhneyss, Report on Mines...The book was printed in the author&#39;s own printing shop at Zellerfeld in the Harz Mountains and appeared first in 1617...The splendid woodcut plates of the Zellerfeld editions were, according to Nagler, designed by Moses Thym."-W. Prandtl in Zeitschrift für Bücherfreunde, Vol. 39 (1935), pp. 15-22-(in trans.). A really nice copy, much less foxed than is usually the case. The fine Hammer copy of Stockholm with bookplate. The dramatic woodcuts depict mining and refining scenes and are set within elaborate strapwork borders. &#10087; Darmstaedter, Berg-, Probir- und Kunstbüchlein, pp. 98-99. D.S.B., VIII, p. 464-"The intrinsic value of this book, which treats technical as well as economic and administrative aspects of mining and metallurgy, lies solely in the economic sections." Hoover 543. .

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        LA GERUSALEMME LIBERATA. Con le annotazioni di Scipion Gentili, e di Giulio Guastavini, et li argomenti di Oratio Ariosti. Figurata da Bernardo Castello.

      In-4 p. (mm. 297x207), p. pelle coeva (restaurata, risg. rifatti), sottile cornice dorata ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro su tassello, 8 cc.nn. (compresi i due frontesp.), 255,(1),71,(1), 36,(4) pp.num., ornato da grandi capilett. figur. a vignetta, testate e finalini; con gli argomenti dei canti racchiusi in graziose cartouches, inc. su legno. Questa pregevole edizione e' illustrata dalle celebri 20 figure a piena pag. di Bernardo Castello, ciascuna in cornice figur. (una diversa dall?altra), e dai 2 belliss. frontespizi racchiusi in bordura architettonica: uno con il ritratto di Carlo Emanuele di Savoia (cui e' dedicata l'opera) e l'altro con il ritratto del Tasso, il tutto finemente inc. in rame. Nelle carte preliminari, versi del Tasso e di altri poeti. In appendice, le annotazioni del Gentili e del Guastavini, apparse per la prima volta unite al poema nella prima ediz. curata dal Castello (Genova, Bartoli, 1590). Cfr. Gamba,948 - Brunet,V,666 - Graesse,VII,33 - Choix de Olschki,XII,18727 - Cicognara,1113: "I disegni dello stesso Castello sono diversi e non meno pregiabili di quelli che servirono all'edizione del 1590" - Cat. Piantanida,III,3846: "Bella e pregiata ediz. critica; particolare importanza hanno le belle figure, disegnate ed incise specialmente per questa ediz.? Lieviss. alone margin. alle prime 15 e alle ultime 18 cc.; macchia su 1 c. (pp. 217-218), qualche traccia d?uso, ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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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

      [Cordova: Por la viuda de Andres Barrera, y à su costa, 1617]. 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. 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

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        B. Flacci Albini, sive Alchvvini ... Opera quae hactenus reperiri potuerunt : nonnvlla avctius et emendativs, plera´que nunc primum ex Codd. MSS. edita. Accessere B. Pavlini Aqvileiensis patriarchae contra Felicem Vrgel. episc. libri III ... Omnia studio & diligentia Andreae Qvercetani Turonensis.

      Luteriae Parisiorum (Paris) : Ex officina Nivelliana, sumptibus S. Cramoisy, 1617 Folio. Contemp., richly blindtooled pigskin over wood, raised bands, remains of clasps. Engraved portrait of Alcuin facing titlepage, printed on verso of halftitle. Titlepage in red/black with large woodcut device. (46),1896 coloumns (=948 pp.),(24) pp. Occasionally a faint dampstain to lower margins, mostly to Index-leaves. From the library of the Benedictine Monastery "Benediktbeuern" south of Munich. On titlepage in old hand "Monasterij Benedictoburanj." and on htitle "Iste Liber est Monasterij Benechten..." ?. The scarce first edition of Alcuin's "Opera".Alcuin is the most prominent figure of the Carolingian Renaissance, in which three main periods have been distinguished: in the first of these, up to the arrival of Alcuin at the court, the Italians occupy a central place; in the second, Alcuin and the Anglo-Saxons are dominant; in the third (from 804), the influence of Theodulf, the Visigoth is preponderant.We owe to him, too, manuals used in his educational work - a grammar and works on rhetoric and dialectics. They are written in the form of dialogues and in two of them the interlocutors are Charlemagne and Alcuin. He wrote several theological treatises: a De fide Trinitatis, commentaries on the Bible, etc.Alcuin transmitted to the Franks the knowledge of Latin culture which had existed in Ango-Saxon England. A number of his works still exist. His letters and his poetry are equally interesting. Besides some graceful epistles in the style of Venantius Fortunatus, he wrote some long poems and notably he is the author of a history (in verse) of the church at York, Versus de patribus, regibus et sanctis Eboracensis ecclesiae.Brunet I: 143 (Albinus)

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