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        Roland furieux

      Rouen, Le Villain 1618. 4 Bll., 603 S., 2 Bll., 43 Holzschn.-Illustrationen, Pgmt. d. Zt, (Abb.)., Wenige Bll. fleckig, vereinzelte Wurmgänge, der flexible Perg.-Einbd. fleckig und mit Fehlstellen sonst guter Zustand, Beigebdn: Ders. La suite de Roland furieux. Rouen, Le Villain, 1618. 1 Bl., 349 S. - Weiter beigebdn.: Ders. Cinq discours de cinq chants. Rouen, Le Villain, 1618. 84 S., 2 Bll., 6 (einschl. Wiederholungen) Holzschn.-Illustrationen. 3 Titelbll. jeweils mit illustr. Holzschn..

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        Chirurgische Bücher und Schrifften... Jetzt auffs New... an tag geben... durch Johannes Huser. 4 Teile in 1 Band.

      Straßburg, Zetzners Erben, 1618.. (33 x 20,5 cm). (12) 148 S.; 1 Bl., SS.149-329; SS. (329)-523; 2 Bll., SS. 525-795, 20 (1w) Bll. Mit breiter figürlicher Titelholzschnittbordüre (monogramiert "CM L+F" d.h. von L. Frig nach Ch. Murer), kleinem Holzschnittportrait, 3 wiederholten Holzschnitt-Druckermarken und 4 Textholzschnitten. - Zwischengebunden: Derselbe. Opera. Bücher unnd Schrifften... Ander Theyl. Ebenda. 1616. (8) 691 (12) S. Mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf dem Titel sowie 62 figürlichen bzw. schematischen magisch-astrologischen Textholzschnitten. Pergamentband der Zeit.. Zu I: Eine von zwei Druckvarianten der zweiten Straßburger Folio-Ausgabe, hier mit Orts- und Jahresangaben. - "Dieser chirurgische Band der deutschen Folioausgabe ist ganz anders zu beurtheilen als die beiden medicinisch-philosophischen Bände: er ist abgesehen von der Gr. Wundarznei ein vollständig neues Werk, nach Huser's Handschrift gedruckt und von allergrösstem Werthe für die Kenntniss Hohenheims, für die er mit den 11 Bänden der Baseler Quartausgabe die wichtigste Grundlage bildet" (Sudhoff 267 zur Ausgabe von 1605). Interessant ist besonders der Appendix, der mehrere "alchimistische und artzneyische Tractätlei" enthält. - VD17 7:699035W; Wellcome I, 4812; Krivatsy 8568; Lesky 313. Sudhoff 302; Brüning 1262. - Zu II: Hier der zweite Band (von 2) der zweiten Straßburger Gesamtausgabe mit den magischen und astrologischen Büchern. Textlich ein Nachdruck der von J. Huser herausgegebenen ersten deutschen Gesamtausgabe (Basel 1589-1591). Am Ende mit einigen kleinen alchemistischen Abhandlungen: Apocalypsis hermetis; Secretum magicum; De lumine naturae etc. - VD17 3:301628Z; Wellcome I, 4809; Sudhoff 301; Brüning 1157. - Stellenweise etwas gebräunt bzw. leicht braunfleckig. Unterer Rand im Falz stellenweise mit kleinem Tintenfleck. Einband etwas fleckig (teils Tintenspritzer), berieben und bestoßen. Vorderdeckel mit kleiner Fehlstelle im Überzug. Insgesamt jedoch ein gut erhaltenes Exemplar

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        Chirurgische Bücher und Schrifften Jetzt auffs New / auss den Originalen und Theophrasti eygnen Handschrifften / so viel derselben zubekommen gewesen / auffs trewlichst und fleissigest wider an tag geben. Durch Johannem Huserum Brisgoium.

      Strassburg, Lazarus Zetzner, 1618.. 4°. 1 (von 6) Bl., S. 1-148, 1 n.n. Bl., S. 149-329, 2 n.n. S., S. 330-523, 1 n.n. S., (1 n.n. Bl. fehlt), S. 525-795, 39 n.n. S. Register. Mit 3 (wiederholten) Titelholzschnittvignetten und 3 (wiederholten) Holzschnittdruckermarken. Lederband der Zeit.. Krivatsy 8568. - VD17 3:301630V. - Sudhoff 302. - Wellcome I, 4812. - Vgl. Hirsch-H. IV, 499. - Zweite Ausgabe nach 1605 der chirurgischen Schriften, herausgegeben von Johannes Huser. Enthält auf Seite 752ff ein Teil der alchemistischen Schriften, die in den vorhergehenden von Huser editierten Ausgaben fehlten. - Titelblatt alt unterlegt. Ein Blatt im Register lose. Mit durchgehendem schwächer werdendem Wasserrand. Einband stark bestossen. Unteres Kapital eingerissen.

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        'Cadran Lunaire' und 'Dimensions de quelques Planetes, particulie(re)ment du soleil, de la lune, et de la terre suivant l'opinion de Monsieur Gassendi'. Zweiteilige französische Handschrift in brauner Tinte auf Papier, mit kleinen Hervorhebungen in roter Tinte, sorgfältige und sehr gut lesbare, schöne Reinschrift, Blattgröße 26,5 x 21 cm, Text (20,5 x 15 cm) in Rahmen aus brauner Tinte, am Ende der beiden Teile jeweils datiert 1711.

      . (7) unbeschriebene Blätter, 127 Seiten (die Seiten 124, 125 und 127 sind unbeschrieben), eine ausfaltbare Illustration, (3) unbeschriebene Blätter, Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und marmorierten Vorsätzen (Rücken alt hinterlegt, Ecken stärker berieben, vorderes marmoriertes Vorsatzblatt fehlt), 4to.. Der Verfasser der Handschrift war "Moine benedictin de la Congregation St. Maur" (S. 6). Diese benediktinische Ordensgemeinschaft bestand von 1618 bis 1792 und hatte ihren Hauptsitz im Kloster Saint-Germain-des-Pres in Paris. "Die Mauriner verstanden sich als Reformkongregation, welche durch eine strenge Observanz der Regel die benediktinische Tradition, zu der auch die theologische und profane Bildung gehörte, wieder aufleben lassen wollte. (...) Die kritische Methode der Mauriner, nichts für gegeben zu halten, was nicht umfassend belegt ist, ähnelt nicht zufällig jenem Vorgehen, das Rene Descartes (1596-1650) in seinem Discours de la methode für die Philosophie empfahl. Die Mauriner verwarfen nach und nach die Scholastik und adaptierten Descartes' Philosophie, obwohl seine Werke 1663 auf den Index gesetzt wurden. (...) Besonders in der ersten Zeit von 1640 bis 1720 gehörten den Maurinern einige brillante Gelehrte an." (Gregor Emmenegger, Europeran History Online). Zu den bekanntesten gehören Nicolas Hugues Menard, der Gräzist Bernard de Montfaucon, der Begründer der Paläographie und der Byzantinistik Thierry Ruinart und natürlich der Historiker Jean Mabillon (1632-1707), der neben einigen textkritischen Prinzipien der Geschichtswissenschaft auch die Urkundenlehre begründete. Die bis heute geradezu sprichwörtliche Gelehrsamkeit der Mönche in St. Maur verbindet sich allerdings fast ausschließlich mit der philologischen und historischen Forschung. Daher ist das astronomische Thema der vorliegenden Handschrift überraschend. In seiner sechseitigen Widmung an den leider ungenannten Empfänger erklärt Delacroix: "je me suis applique a vous donner une metode (!) aussi courte qu'agreable pour trover tous les Jours de la Lune, non seulement d'une annee, ou d'un siecle mais de plusieurs sans vous engager a aucun calcul" (S. 1). "La metode Monsieur que ie vous presente, Et ce Livre que ie vous dedie n'a besoin d'aucunes observations ny de connoissace du tems qu'arrivent des doubles Equations" (S. 2). Wichtig ist ihm der Hinweis auf die Unterschiede zum ebenfalls mit Buchstaben operierenden Heiligenkalender: "si on confere les lettres du Martyrologe avec celles que j'appelle Lunaires il sy trouvera beaucoup de difference" (S. 3). Auf den der Widmung folgenden 93 Seiten finden sich dann die überaus sorgfältig angelegten Tabellen, die zunächst den Jahren 1601 bis 3000 jeweils einen großen oder kleinen Buchstaben zuordnen. Dann werden für die einzelnen Tage des Jahres diesen Buchstaben Zahlen zugeschrieben. Die "annees bissextile" sind mit Sternchen gekennzeichnet. Beispiele erläutern die Benutzung der Tabellen: dem Jahr 2011 ist der Buchstabe 'N' zugeschrieben. Für den 31. Mai steht unter 'N' die Zahl '28', d.h. am 31. Mai 2011 ist fast Vollmond. Da auch die meisten Kalender des 21. Jahrhunderts zumindest noch die Vollmonddaten verzeichnen, ist die Probe leicht gemacht. 300 Jahre nach Fertigstellung seiner unglaublichen rechnerischen Fleißarbeit erweist sich die Genialität der Delacroix'schen Tabelle: Vollmond ist am 1. Juni 2011. Angesichts der immensen Arbeit, die in der peniblen Tabelle steckt, muß es als Zeichen der ganz besonderen Wertschätzung des offensichtlich ebenso besonderen Empfängers verstanden werden, dass der Verfasser diese beeindruckende Arbeit nicht veröffentlicht, sondern sie der ausschließlichen Benutzung des Besitzers überläßt: "ie n'ai point fait de preface, ny d'avis au lecteur parceque ie n'ai jamais eu enuie, ny dessein de le rendre public, etant uniquement pour vous ne laiant compose que pour vostre service" (S. 6). Sein Werk versetzt den Leser in die Lage in Sekunden und ohne komplizierte Rechnungen festzustellen an welchem Tag des Mondkalenders er geboren wurde, welcher Tag in der Gegenwart günstig zur Aussaat ist und welcher Tag in der Zukunft vom Vollmond geprägt sein wird - und dies für einen Zeitraum von 1400 Jahren! Der zweite Teil der Handschrift (S. 102 bis 126) befasst sich mit den Größenverhältnissen der Planeten und den Entfernungen zur Erde. Neben den Berechnungen Gassendis verwendet der Autor auch Ergebnisse des Descartes-Anhängers Jacques Rohaults (S. 106, 115, 117). Berechnet und beschrieben werden die Entfernung der Erde zum Firmament, zum Mars, zur Venus, zur Sonne, zum Jupiter etc., das Größenverhältnis der Fixsterne zur Erde, die Größe der Sonne und des Mondes, die Laufbahn des Mondes, die Mondphasen, die Monate ('Du Mois Synodique', 'Du Mois Periodique', 'Du Mois Civil' und 'Du Mois d'Illumination'); der Text endet mit einer Tabelle der Entfernung des Mondes von der Sonne nach Tagen, Stunden und Minuten. Die beeindruckende ausfaltbare Tafel im Anhang zeigt die Größenverhältnisse von Sonne und Erde: zentral, blattfüllend und farbig die Sonne, die den Leser mit hochgezogener Braue skeptisch betrachtet, und in den vier Seitenecken die winzig kleine Erde. Diese vier Erdkugeln scheinen die Sonne zu umkreisen - bedenkt man den Kontext der Entstehung dieser klösterlichen Handschrift durchaus eine erstaunliche Illustration, bis 1756 standen die Werke Kopernikus' noch auf dem Index verbotener Bücher und erst 1822 erlaubte Rom den Druck von Werken, die den Stillstand der Sonne und die Bewegung der Erde behaupten. Aber für einen Autor der die Berechnungen Pierre Gassendis ausführlich referiert, der ja das heliozentrische Weltbild verteidigte und eine Kopernikus-Biographie verfasste, ein verständlicher Kunstgriff. - Zustand: stellenweise minmal fleckig, die Tafel mit kleineren Randläsuren, sonst sehr wohlerhalten. Provenienz: Seite 1 mit dem Besitzvermerk 'FCSCC a q a S.D.'.

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        F. Ambrosii Calepini Bergomensis.Dictionarium septem linguarum, Hebraicæ, Græcæ, Latinæ, Italicæ, Germanicæ, Hispanicæ, & Gallicæ

      Apud Ioannem Guerilium, Venetiis 1618 - Cui hac nostra sexta editione, folio, [2], 476, 18, 18, 56 ll.; [pi-pi2] A-3M8 3N-3O6 ?-3?6 A-C6 A-G8; engraved title page printed in red and black, woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces; text in double column; 20th-century cream paper-covered boards, manuscript paper spine label; first and last few leaves quite ragged along edges with some small loss of text to F2 and F4 of the fourth section; marginal worming affecting text from E8-H6 of first section; occasional heavy browning and dampstaining, else a good, sound copy. This famous and durable polyglot dictionary was first published as a Latin lexicon in Reggio in 1502, and was gradually augmented by a series of editors to include up to ten languages, including English. "During the whole period of the Renaissance scarcely an important dictionary was published which did not reflect directly or indirectly the influence of Calepine" (Starnes). Labarre 181. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1. Köstlicher und heilsamer Extract der gantzen Artzneykunst, darinnen kürtzlich die Ursachen des langen vnd kurtzen Lebens., in gemein beschrieben. 2. Vermehret mit einem Special Extract der Speißkammer, welcher sich der Mensch täglich gebrauchen muß. 3. Deßgleichen mit einem Extract der vornehmsten und bekantesten Kranckheiten, den Haußwirthen zur guten Nachrichtung verfertiget. Leipzig, H. Grosse 1625. 8°. 15 Bll., 700 (recte 698) S., 3 Bll. (le. w.) mit Holzschn.-Druckermarke am Ende, Titel in Rot und Schwarz.- Angeb.: Popp Johann, Kräuter Buch. Darinnen die Kräuter des Teutschen Landes auß dem Liecht der Natur nach rechter art der Signaturen der himlischen Einliefferung nicht allein beschrieben. sondern auch,. warzu ein jedes Kraut zu

      - I. VD17 39:139834B - Hirsch-H. IV, 491 - Wolfenb. 1238 - vgl. Wellcome 4716 (Ausg. 1618). - Martin Pansa, ein Schüler des Georg Agricola dessen Lebensdaten nicht bekannt sind, war Stadtarzt im erzgebirgischen Annaberg und Sachsens ältester Gewerbearzt. Schelenz, (Gesch. d. Pharmazie S.494) bezeichnet ihn als Anhänger des Paracelsus.- II. VD17 32:667842E - Ferchl 419 u. Pritzel 7271 ("Poppe") - Wolfenb. 1306 - Ferguson II, 214 Anm.- Einzige Ausgabe.- Seltenes Kräuterbuch (nur 1 Ex im Jahrbuch) des Arztes Johann Popp (1577-?) ?F. S. und B. bestalten Chymicum zu Coburg?.- Gebräunt u. tls. stockfleckig, die letzten Bll. etw. tintenfleckig u. tls. etw. ausgefranst, Einbd. angeschmutzt, Vorderdeckel dat. 1626.

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        ORIGEN DE LAS DIGNIDADES SEGLARES DE CASTILLA Y LEON

      - COM RELACION Summaria de los Reyes de estos Reynos: de sus actiones: casamentos: hijos muretes: sepultura DELOS QVE HAN CREADO y tenido y de muchus Ricos Homes. Confirmadores de priuilegios. POR EL DOCTOR Salazar de Mendoça. EN TOLEDO Por Diego Rodriguez de Valdiuielso, Impressor de el Rey. MDC. XVIII. [1618] In fólio de 30x21 cm. Com [iv], 189, [i] fólios. Encadernação da época em pergaminho flexível. Magnifico frontispício arquitetónico gravado. Location/localizacao: 5-3-C-9

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        INSTITUTIONI IMPERIALI del sacratiss. prencipe Giustiniano Cesare Augusto. Tradotte in volgare in verso sciolto da Filippo Mengarello (...).

      Per E. Deuchino 1618 * Vol. di cm 16 x 9,5 - pp. (24)-490-(2) - marca tip. al front., capilettera - bella rilegatura in piena pelle riccamente decorata in oro (sette-ottocentesca) probabilmente adattata da altro libro - esemplare fresco e a pieni margini (alcune carte ancora parziamente chiuse) in eccellente stato. * Il Corpus iuris civilis di Giustiniano ridotto in endecassillabi sciolti italiani con i sommari e i discorsi a ciascun titolo. Prima (e unica) edizione. (LETTERATURA ITALIANA DEL '600 /17th cent./. Divulgazione giuridica).

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        Sleidanus redivivus, Das ist Ein grundtlichebeschreibung auch historische erzehlung der fürnembsten Händel/so sich in Religions und anderen Politischen Sachen bey Regierung des Unuberwindlichsten Kaysers Caroli dess V. Ferdinandi dess I. Maximiliani und Rodolphi der II. hochlöblischester Gedächtnuss: Und dann Matthiae Heyligen Römischen Reichs vorgelauffen und zugetragen. Durch weylandt/ Johannem Sleidanum, und Michaelem Beutherumhichevorbiss auff 1584. Durch M. Gotthardum Arthusium Danticanum Historicum. Mit einem vollkommenen Register.

      bey Egenolff Emmel /In Nicolaus Rohten Buchladen zu finden, Franckfurt am Mayn, 1618 - 4 Bl., 1560Seiten, 13 Bl. (Register), reliure plein veau, dos à nerfs, pièce de titre en cuir rouge, fleurons dorés, tranches jaspées, manque des bouts de cuir au bas du dos, bords des 5 premières feuilles restaurées (sans perte de texte).

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        oder Hieronymus Wierix. Das Wappen mit dem Totenkopf., Kupferstich nach Albrecht Dürer.

      Vor 1618. - Vor der Adresse Claes Jansz. Visschers. Ganz ausgezeichneter, scharfer und gegensatzreicher Druck, minimal knapp innerhalb der Plattenkante geschnitten, unten minimal knapp die Darstellung angeschnitten. Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1485. Ruyven-Zeman (New Hollstein) 1999 I (von II). Seltenes Blatt nach dem 1503 als erstem datierten Kupferstich entstandenen Dürer Arbeit. Unter den Kopien die, die flämische Druckerfamilie Wierix anfertigte, waren vor allem die nach Albrecht Dürer gestochenen Blätter bereits zu Lebzeiten geschätzt. - Schwach stockfleckig, Oberflächenbereibungen sowie partiell leicht berieben. Aufgezogen, in den Ecken alt montiert. Die Darstellung gut erhalten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

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        THE BIBLE THAT IS, THE HOLY SCRIPTURES CONTAINED IN THE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT. London: Imprinted ... by Robert Barker, [1612], Bound after: Speed, John: THE GENEALOGIES RECORDED IN THE SACRED SCRIPTURES, ACCORDING TO EUERY FAMILY AND TRIBE .... [London: Printed by John Beale, 1612?]. Bound with: THE WHOLE BOOKE OF PSALMES. COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH MEETER, BY THOMAS STERNHOLD, IOHN HOPKINS, AND OTHERS

      London: Printed [by Felix Kingston] for the Companie of Stationers, 1618.. [2],34,[4(double-spread map)]; [4],362 [i.e. 366], 361-444, [2], 3- 135, [7] leaves; [1],114 (i.e. 113),[7]pp. Small folio. Old calf, rebacked, with portions of original backstrip laid down, remnants of gilt borders on boards, 20th century endsheets and inserted sectional dividing blanks. Maps, illustrations, engraved general title to Bible. Entirety of all three works rules in red. Genealogies: map has repairs to edges and is remargined at gutter (no loss to image), small spot to margin and a bit of soiling. Bible: engraved title and full-page woodcut of the Garden of Eden trimmed close and shaved at fore-margin, normal page numbering errors in gathering 3K, occasional modest soiling and some generally minor spotting. a few small marginal repairs (one a tear in lower edge of 2Z3 across several lines, without loss), minute worm track in inner gutter of 2M-T; Psalms: repaired tear in upper margin of A3 touching a few letters, K1-7 a bit limp and frayed, with repairs to two lower blank forecorners; K8 (terminal blank) wanting; some moderate scattered soiling, minute wormhole in black fore-margin of leaves G8 to end, some rust satins to gutter/inner margins of gatherings G and H resulting in a few small holds; bookseller's annotations on pastedowns (in ink !!!) describing it an "exceptionally fine volume," and giving partially erroneous bibliographic citations. Still, generally a good lot. A characteristic gathering of the three texts, the Bible being the Geneva-Tonson- Junius version, in an edition that is a very close reprint of Barker's 1607 edition. The general engraved title is undated, and the sectional full title-page for the NT is dated 1611, but the printer's colophon at the end is dated 1612. The text of the Apocrypha is included as a part of the contiguous whole. The edition of the Genealogies, which is here bound prior to the Bible, is one of the several folio printings attributed to Beale that are partially sorted as to minute variants in STC and ESTC; however, this example does not conform to the variants in ESTC in regard to the line-breaks in the side note on A1V. The present edition of the Sternhold and Hopkins Psalms includes some music settings. This is among the last folio London printings of the Geneva text, the standard text of 16th century Protestantism, and the text referenced by Shakespeare, Donne, Bunyan, et al. The first edition of the NT was printed in Geneva in 1557 and was first printed in England in 1575-6. ESTC S1189; S101955; and S122901. HERBERT 312. STC 2218; 23039 (REF); and 2560.

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        Curia Ecclesiástica para Secretarios de Prelados, Notarios Apostólicos y Ordinarios, Latinos y de Visita de Iglesias, con muchas y varias cosas útiles y curiosas. Dirigida a Don Rodrigo de Castro y Bobadilla, Arcediano de Alcaraz

      Madrid, por Luis Sánchez y a su costa, 1618. 4to.; 8 hs., 200 ff., 8 hs. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época, con cierres.

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        Jubel uber Jubel. New Evangelisch Jubeljahr, Und Christliches Mittleyden Aller Alten Catholischen, An Keyserliche Majestät, Könige, Fürsten, Gemeinden, Völcker, etc. Erstlich durch den Ehrwürdigen ... P. Adamum Contzen Societatis Jesu, der H. Schrifft Doctoren, in Latein beschrieben, Jetzund aber ... in hohe Teutsche Sprach ubersetzt

      Mainz, Albin 1618. 20 cm. (8), 480, (4) Seiten Umschlag - Baader, Albin 299 - Bircher B 764 - NDB III, 346 (lat.) - VD17 39:131281U - Erste deutsche Ausgabe seiner im gleichen Jahr in lateinisch veröffentlichen Polemik "Iubilum Iubilorum, Iubilaeum Evangelicum", die zum Reformationsjubiläum erschien. Darin betont er die Streitigkeiten und Wandlungen im ersten Jahrhundert der Reformation und schildert die Glaubenserneuerung als nationales Unglück. Vorangestellt ist "Ein Klageliedt Wegen deß Uncatholischen newlich angestelten Jubels" mit Musiknoten. Papierbedingt gebräunt, bis S. 100 Feuchtigkeitsrand; Titel, (:)3, Ooo4, Ppp1-2 in Faksimile auf farblich passendem Papier ergänzt. -

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        Traicté des globes, et de leur usage. Traduict du Latin de Robert Hues, et augmenté de plusieurs nottes & operations du compas de proportion, par D. Henrion, mathematicien.

      Abraham Pacard,, Paris 1618 - First edition in French of Tractatus de globis (1594), an important navigational work originally dedicated to Sir Walter Raleigh. Hues had studied at Oxford where he became acquainted with Richard Hakluyt and later, Walter Raleigh and Thomas Harriot, before taking part in a voyage to Newfoundland. In five parts, the book describes the practical uses of the globes designed by Molyneux and, especially, how mariners could find the sun's position, latitude, course and distance, amplitudes and azimuths, and time and declination. The fifth part describes the use of rhumb lines in navigation.The translation is by Denis Henrion, the Paris mathematician remembered for his edition of the works of Viète and for the introduction of the calculating device known as the proportional compass to France. Henrion's is a faithful translation with numerous interpolations of his own (indicated by italics). In these, Henrion adds several practical details to the methods of calculation but also takes the opportunity to advertise his Cosmographie, which was not to appear until two years later. At several points he affirms Hues' text while stating 'comme nous avons enseigné en nostre Cosmographie.' The notes on the operation of the proportional compass promised by the title are confined to very sparse remarks on how a lengthy calculation, for example, could be achieved simply with the compass. They would appear to be an attempt to advertise another of Henrion's works, Usage du compas de proportion (also 1618) and perhaps the instruments themselves. 8vo (170 × 110 mm), pp. [viii], 184. Woodcut device to title, other ornaments, letterpress tables. Lightly browned throughout, old waterstain to outer margin of preliminary leaves. Contemporary vellum, soiled, the vellum perished or gnawed at lower inch of fore-edges of both covers, endpapers frayed. Old library markings, including stamp to title and verso of final leaf (Université Egyptienne). [Copac lists no UK copies. Worldcat lists US copies at Folger, Harvard, Illinois, Minnesota and Brown. Copies of the same year are known with the imprint 'Michel Daniel' and identical pagination, primacy, if any is not established.] [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Discorso delle comete di Mario Guiducci fatta da lui nell'Accademia Fiorentina nel suo medesimo consolato...Firenze: Nella Stamperia di Pietro Cecconcelli, 1619.

      First edition, thick paper copy (the Landau-Galleti copy), of this famous work contributing to the 'controversy of the comets' which was of great importance in Galileo's scientific career. Guiducci, who became Galileo's assistant in 1618, allowed Galileo to publish under his name the <I>Discorso delle comete</i> of 1619 which attacked Orazio Grassi's <i>De tribus cometis</i> (1619), a work which expressed an absurd theory of cometary motion and several other invalid scientific theories. Galileo used Guiducci's name partly due to his own ill health, and partly on account of the admonition he had received from the Inquisition in February 1616. Grassi replied later in the same year with yet another work entitled <i>iLibra astronomica</i> which contained personal attacks on both Galileo and Guiducci and deliberately misrepresented Galileo's opinions on comets as expressed in the <i>Discorso delle comete</i>. In turn, Galileo published his <i>Il Saggiatore</i> and Guiducci his <i>Lettera al M.R.P. Tarquinio Galluzzi</i>.<br/><br/> VERY RARE: according to American Book Prices Current, only three other copies have sold in the last thirty years: Honeyman (1979), Riccardi (1986) and Frank S. Streeter (2007). <br/><br/> Provenance: Bookplate of Baron Horace de Landau (1824-1903). Landau was a Hungarian citizen who represented the Rothschild bank in Turin, and who formed a large and important library in Florence. Stamp of the Galletti collection - a museum of Galileana, which included busts, portraits and books, formed in the 1870s by Conte Paolo Galletti in the Torre del Gallo, where for some time Galileo himself had once resided. <br/><br/> In the latter part of 1618, three comets appeared in the sky over Italy, eliciting lively debate among astronomers as to their nature since, according to Aristotelian orthodoxy, objects beyond the moon could not change shape or state. Unable to observe the comets due to ill health, Galileo nevertheless discussed the phenomena with numerous visitors but made no move to express his opinions about the comets to the wider public. This changed when, in the following year, Orazio Grassi gave a lecture at the Collegio Romano, published anonymously under the title <i>De tribus cometiis anni 1618</i>, and giving the Jesuit interpretation of events. Galileo construed this as an attack on his Copernicanism and published the present work, a refutation of Grassi (although Grassi is not mentioned directly), under the name of his disciple Guiducci (1585-1646). This in turn provoked a reply by Grassi (under the pseudonym Lothario Sarsi) entitled <i>Libri astronomica ac philosophica</i>, towards the end of 1619. The challenge to Galileo's authority and prestige was now too much, and he began to write <i>Il Saggiatore</i>, although this would not appear for another four years. According to Stillman Drake (<i>The Controversy on the Comets of 1618</i>, p. xiv), these texts "deserve study for their bearing upon <b>the origin of modern scientific method</b>... The controversy is of both scientific and philosophical significance because it was in this connection that Galileo disclosed his conception of scientific method." <br/><br/> The appearance of the comets gave Galileo an opportunity to describe and explain them using the astronomical theories he had been developing for some decades. But the present work contains not only Galileo's views on the comets of 1618, but also on the entire field of astronomy, especially the 'Medicean stars' (Jovian satellites), the use of the telescope, observations of fixed stars not visible to the naked eye, and the failure of the telescope to magnify the size of the fixed stars, which Galileo ascribes to their immense distance from the earth. <br/><br/> The reason for the concealment of Galileo's name was undoubtedly the admonition he had received from the Inquisition in February 1616, to refrain from teaching the Copernican doctrine. He published no work under his own name from that date until 1623. The printer's mark displaying the planet Jupiter and its four satellites, which he had discovered, closely connects the work with Galileo, but this is his only work issued by this printer. The Virgilian legend on the mark 'solemque suum sua sidera norunt' seems to be a reference to the banned heliocentric theory.<br/><br/> Carlo & Favaro 80; Cinti 63; DSB V 242-3; Riccardi I 511; Fahie, <i>Galileo</i>, 181; on the ascription to Guiducci, see <i>Opera</i>, Ed. Nazionale VI.5-6 (1896).. 4to (202 x 144 mm), pp. [iv], 54, with woodcut device on title, woodcut headpieces and initials, and two woodcut diagrams in text. Eighteenth century mottled calf, gilt ruled, red edges, marbled endpapers (leather corroded in places by the acid used for mottling, joints tender, first and last leaf foxed). Bookplate of Baron Landau on front paste-down, ink stamp on title of the Galletti Collection at Arcetri

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        El passagero [i.e. Passajero]. Advertencias utilissimas a la vida humana.

      - Barcelona, Geronimo Margarit,1618. Petit in-8, plein maroquin grenat, dos janséniste à nerfs, titre doré, armes dorées au centre des plats, double filet doré sur les coupes, large dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (rel. XXe de Brugalla), (6), 370 f. [sign. A-Z8, Aa-Yy8], vignette de titre sur bois à la marque de l'imprimeur (nef). Seconde édition de ce rare et important ouvrage, publiée quelques mois après l&#146;originale., Né à Valladolid, Cristóbal Suárez de Figueroa quitta la maison paternelle à dix-sept ans et passa une grande partie de sa vie en Italie. Après des études de droit à Bologne et Pavie, il exerça la profession de magistrat, eut de graves démêlés avec l'Inquisition, fut excommunié et emprisonné. " 'El Pasajero' est son oeuvre essentielle. Il y met en scène quatre interlocuteurs, représentant chacun une condition sociale, effectuant ensemble un voyage qui les conduit de Madrid à Barcelone puis jusqu'en Italie. Les quatre voyageurs ont mille sujets de conversation: les femmes, l'amour, l'armée, la vie estudiantine, les métiers, la politique, la littérature, la poésie, le théâtre et les théories dramatiques, les écrivains à la mode. toute une époque défile dans ces tableaux de moeurs brossés avec beaucoup de piquant et d'alacrité. Au passage Figueroa ne se prive pas de cribler de ses flèches les gens de lettres: Quevedo, Cervantes, Alarcón, Lope de Vega, Arguijo ( )" (Bernard Sesé, 'Encyclo. Universalis'). L&#146;ouvrage est cité comme l'une des sources pour les "les coutumes et les mentalités des Espagnols sous le règne de Philippe III". "Inestimables informaciones sobre las costumbres de la España de su tiempo ( ) y una fuente abundante de información acerca de España e Italia, con extensivas descripciones de sitios, tal como Milán y Madrid" (I. Bascuñana, Barcelona, PPU, 1988). (Goldsmith, S.963. Palau, XXII, 323914. Salva, II, 2004). Les deux éditions de cet ouvrage sont extrêmement rares: seulement 2 exemplaires de cette seconde édition sont recensés à WorldCat (BnF et British Library) et un unique exemplaire de l&#146;originale de 1617 (BnF). Têtes des feuillets A3-8 réenmargées sur 4mm. Très bel exemplaire, parfaitement relié en maroquin bleu nuit par Emilio Brugalla. Provenance: l&#146;homme d&#146;affaires et grand collectionneur Isidoro Fernandez (1887-1963), avec ses armes dorées sur les plats et deux ex-libris dorés sur cuir.

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        DICERIE SACRE DEL CAVALIER MARINO.

      - IN MILANO, Appresso Gio. Batt. Bidelli. 1618. In 12º (13x7,5 cm) com (xxxiii)-268 pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com ferros a ouro na lombada. Corte por folhas carminado. Exemplar com vestígios de traça no interior (sem afectar texto) e na lombada com perfurações. Obra sobre música e pintura. [EN] In 12º (13x7,5 cm)with (xxxiii)-268 pags. Binding: contemporary full calf gilt at spine. Papercut redish at edges. Copy with slightly worming (no damageon thetext) and minor holes at spine. Giovani Battista Marino (Naples 1569-1625) considered the greatest representative of Baroque poetry in Italy, called by his name marinista. The Dicerie sacre (1614) is an anthology in the style of a chart of prose (sermons) much appreciated, reunited through various themes of classical literature &#150; as huge sermons that have little to do with religion - applying the metaphors of classical mythology, a specialty mariniana widely imitated during the Baroque. The Dicerie Sacre are divided into three parts: 1. Painting 2. Music, 3. The Sky The subjects are pleasing to the modern reader by the eloquence and the aesthetics of human experience and artistic therein. The lack of studies and modern editions of the works of Marino is a case virtually unique among Italian writers, and considered embarrassing for the Italian culture. [IT] Giovani Battista Marino (Napoli 1569-1625) considerato il massimo rappresentante della poesia barocca in Italia, identificata, dal suo nome, anche come marinismo. Sono notevolissime le Dicerie sacre (1614) sorta di prontuario di prediche, apprezzatissimo e compulsatissimo da tutti i predicatori a venire; nelle singole, smisurate prediche, che in sostanza hanno ben poco da fare con la religione, è applicata fino alle estreme conseguenze la tecnica trascendentale della metafora continuata, una specialità mariniana ampiamente imitata durante il Barocco. Si dividono in tre parti: 1. La pittura; 2. La musica; 3. Il cielo. Piacevoli per il lettore moderno sono le Lettere, documento eloquente della sua esperienza artistica e umana. Imbarazzante l'assenza di una pubblicazione moderna consistente dell'opera di Marino in Italia, caso praticamente unico nel panorama degli scrittori della letteratura italiana. [PT] Giovani Battista Marino (Nápoles 1569-1625) considerado o maior representante da poesia barroca na Itália, denominada pelo seu nome marinista. Os Dicerie sacre (1614) são uma antologia ao estilo de um prontuário de prosas (prédicas) muito apreciadas, compulsadas através de vários temas da literatura clássica - formam sermões enormes que pouco têm a ver com religião - aplicando-se as metáforas da mitologia clássica, uma especialidade mariniana amplamente imitada durante o barroco. Os Dicerie Sacre são divididos em três partes: 1. Pintura 2. A Música, 3. O Céu. Os temas são agradáveis para o leitor moderno pela eloquência e pela estética da experiência humana e artística neles contidos. A ausência de estudos e de edições modernas das obras de Marino é um caso praticamente único entre os escritores italianos; e considerado embaraçante para a cultura italiana. Location/localizacao: 7-A2-E-48

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        Usage du compas de Proportion

      Paris: Michel Daniel, 1618. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Large 8vo., (4) ff., 1 folding plate, 90 pp., (3) ff.; homemade index in contemporary manuscript on endleaf, followed by 18th-c. ownership inscription. Bound in contemporary marbled calf, gilt spine with raised bands, red morocco title label, covers ruled. Small wormhole repair in gutter margin of initial leaves, affecting partial letters on a few leaves, and into blank margin of plate. Some waterstaining; lower corner of final leaves soiled and worn, corner of endleaf replaced. Very rare first edition of this illustrated work on the proportional compass, probably the first such work published in France, and indisputably the book to popularize use of the instrument in that country. The proportional compass was constructed by Daniel Chorez in 1616, the first known maker of optical instruments in France and an important instrument-maker of the period. It was 16-17 cm. in length and followed the basic design of Galileo&#39;s sector, but was a bit simpler, engraved with four scales-Lines of Equal Parts, Planes, Solids and Chords. Drake alleges that the first edition appeared in the author&#39;s Mémoires Mathématiques, but he is tentative about it because the only basis is a later statement by the author; Drake has not seen this 1616 edition. According to Itard in DSB, the first edition is 1618. (The NUC also records a 1564 Rouen imprint but Drake considers that this is a transposed date of 1654 or 1644.)* Jean Itard in DSB VI.271-2; Drake, tr., Galileo Galilei, Operations of the Geometric and Military Compass pp. 26 & 34.

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        L&#39;Histoire des Pays-Bas..Ou Recueil des guerres, et choses memorables advenues tant és dits Pays, qu&#39;és Pays voysins, depuis l&#39;an 1315 iusques à l&#39;an 1612....Traduit de Flamend en Francoys par IDL

      La Haye., Chez Hillebrant Jacobz. wou., 1618. 35 x 24 cms, Titre gravé, sonnet, portrait de de Meteren, privilege, preface, carte à double page par Bertius ; Nova Germania Inferioris. Nombreuses portraits gravés dans le texte, 6 portraits à plein page, 1-720 feuilles, + vie et la mort de Emanuel de Meteren (vi) p., + indice (34) pages. Veau de l&#39;époque. Coins frottés, le dos manque. Faible aux charniers. La carte renforcée aux marges. En bas de la carte manque un coin de 1 sur 5 cms. Livre usagé. déscription concentré époque 1555-1612. KEYWORDS: Belgium Nederland.

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        Belgica : l&#39;histoire des Pays-bas d&#39;Emanuel de Meteren : ou, Recueil des guerres, et choses memorables advenues tant es dits pays, qu&#39;es pays voysins, depuis l&#39;an 1315 iusques a l&#39;an 1612 (2 Vols. including books 1-7, 15-23)

      Hague : Chez Hillebrant[z] Jacob[s]z Wou[w] ...,, 1618. Hardcover. Very Good. Hague: Hellebrant Jacobz Wou... 1618. 4to. [4], I-148; 301-507ff. 2 Vols., containing Books 1-7, 15-23. Volume numbers ("Tom. I." and "Tom. III." on spines, but texts and engraved title have no printed volume numbers). 18th century leather, aeg, marbled eps. Corners frayed, some light soiling to covers, bindings and pages very good. Light toning and foxing. Small hole to lower margin of leaf 7. Lower corner torn from leaf 470. The engraved title plate by W. Delff is mounted. Contains 1-page privilege statement, 1-page dedication, and 2-leaf preface. Books 1-7 contain 22 engravings (double-page map of Pays-Bas, engraved title, full-page statue, 5 full-page portraits, and 14 partial-page ports). Books 15-23 contain 19 engraved ports (1 full-page). Numerous large woodcut letters. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. <br><br>Emanuel van Meteren or Meteeren (1535-1612) was a Flemish historian and Consul for "the Traders of the Low Countries" in London. As a historian Van Meteren was special in that he was not merely a chronicler of the events of his time, but also a powerful and wealthy man who influenced those events. "The first edition of his "Historia Belgica" was published in Latin, at Amsterdam, in 1597. A continuation was written up to the date of Meteren&#39;s death, and a French version came out at the Hague in 1618. Meteren is the author whose evidence is most important for establishing the innocence of Anne Boleyn. (Markham, 1888)." Two captivating volumes, both in content and aesthetics, in very good condition.

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        A declaration of the demeanor and carriage of Sir Walter Raleigh, knight, as well his voyage, as in, and sithence his Returne; and of the true motives and inducements which occasioned His Maiestie to proceed in doing iustice upon him, as hath bene done

      London: Bonham Norton and John Bill, 1618. Rare first edition, first issue, of the defense of James I&#146;s execution of Sir Walter Raleigh, written by Francis Bacon and with (according to Bacon) &#147;very material&#148; additions by the king himself. The work describes the circumstances surrounding Raleigh&#146;s final voyage to America in 1618 with the purpose of locating a fabled gold mine, and includes the text of Raleigh&#146;s commission. In the event, his expedition ended up seizing the island of St. Thomas and killing its Spanish governor, an ostensible act of war against England&#146;s ally. Back in England, Raleigh, who had already been sentenced to death in 1603 on another conviction, was tried by a commission headed by Bacon and executed in October 1618. The English public was appalled: &#147;To sacrifice to a concealed enemy of England the life of the only man in the nation who had a high reputation for valor and military experience was regarded as meanness and indiscretion, and the intimate connections which the king was now entering into with Spain, being universally distasteful, rendered this proof of his complaisance still more invidious and unpopular&#148; (David Hume, History of England). The present volume is the government&#146;s hasty attempt to justify the execution. Bacon, as a member of the council that had sentenced Raleigh, appears to have been the main author. In a letter to a friend he mentioned the work and the king&#146;s input: &#147;We have put the Declaration touching Raleigh to press, with his Majesty&#146;s additions which were very material and fit to proceed from his Majesty&#148; (cf. Pforzheimer, 819). The work is known in at least two issues, a first issue of 63 pages and a second of 68. STC and Pforzheimer originally took the present to be the second issue, but the STC has since revised its opinion based on the research by Starkey, published in his Library article of 1948. * STC 2nd ed. 20652.5; Gibson, Francis Bacon 369c; Starkey, &#147;The printing of a declaration of the demeanor and carriage of Sir Walter Raleigh 1618,&#148; The Library (5th series) 3 (1948), 124-34.. 4to. [16.6 x 11.4 cm], (4), 63, (1) pp., including initial blank signed A in a woodcut tailpiece. Bound in later paneled calf, title stamped on spine, lower portion of spine damaged, slightly worn at extremities. [INTERNAL CONDITION] Generally very good.

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        Eis ten Platonos theologian, biblia EZ (Greek). In Platonis Theologiam Libri Sex. Per Aemilium Portum... Accessit Marini Neapolitani libellus de Vitá Procli. item Conclusiones LV secundum Proclum; quas olim Romæ Picus Mirandula disputandas exhibuit. nec non Index rerum & verborum locupletissimus.

      Hamburg, Et prostant Francofurti, Apud Rulandios, 1618. Folio. Lovely contemporary full calf binding with 6 raised bands to gilt spine. Double gilt line-borders to boards. Small paper label to foot of spine. Minor wear to extremities. Inner hinge a bit weak. Old engraved book-plate to inside of front board, and a small later bookplate underneath (Dampierre). Even browning throughout. A very nice copy. Woodcut printer's device to title-page. Woodcut head- and tail-pieces. Woodcut initials. Text in Greek and Latin parallell-columns. Some leaves uncut. (36), 526 pp.. Very rare first edition of Proclus' groundbreaking main work, "Plato's Theology", being the editio princeps of both the original Greek text and the Latin translation, together with the editio princeps of the original Greek text of his seminal "Elements of Theology". "Plato's Theology" constitutes Proclus' main extant work and is one of the most important works of Neoplatonism (second in importance only to Plotinus' Enneads); together with his "Elements of Theology", it is his most systematic philosophical work and it provides us with the ultimate exposition of his own system, which is the epitome of Neoplatonism. It constitutes a concise summa of the Neoplatonic system in its fully developed form and thereby also represents the culmination of the final stage of Greek culture. The present publication, which represents one of the single most important productions in the history of Neoplatonism, is edited by Aemilius Portus. Apart from the first - and up until recent times only - printing of the original Greek text of "Plato's Theology" and the first printing of the first Latin translation of it, as well as the first printing of the original Greek text of the "Elements of Theology", the present edition also contains the second printing of the first Latin translation (by Patricius) of Proclus' "Elements of Theology" (originally printed separately in 1583), Marinus Neapolis' highly important biography of Proclus (presumably second time printed; it was first published with the works of Marcus Aurelius in 1559, and the first separate printing of it was in 1700), which is our main source of information on Proclus' life, and Giovanni Pico della Mirandola's "Conclusiones LV secundum Proclum". " "Six Books on Plato's Theology". A most divine work, in which the philosopher collects into a system the theology dispersed in the writings of Plato, and establishes it by invincible demonstrations. He deduces, in a beautiful and connected series, all the divine orders, from the retreats of ineffable unity; every where connects them by proper mediums, and, after leading us through the long gradation of principles, brings us back again to the original from whence they flowed, and to which they constantly tend. The whole is uncommonly profound and abstruse; and it was not before the third reading that I could fathom the depth it contains... The Greek and Latin edition of this valuable work, was published at Hamburgh, by Æmilius Portus, 1618, folio." ("The Philosophical and Mathematical Commentaries of Proclus...", 1791). " "Theological Institutions"; or, as it may be called, "the Elements of Theology". This admirable work contains two hundred and ten propositions, disposed in a scientific order, and supported by the firmest demonstrations. They begin from super-essential unity, and proceed gradually through all the beautiful and wonderful progressions of divine causes, ending in the self-moving energies of soul. They possess all the accuracy of Euclid, and all the subtilty and sublimity necessary to a knowledge of the most profound theology; and may be considered as bearing the same relation to the Pythagoric and Platonic wisdom, as Euclid's Elements, to the abstruse geometry. Patricius, the first Latin translator of this divine work, seems to have been very sensible of the truth of his observation: for he every where carefully distinguishes the propositions from their demonstrations... his edition was published at Ferraria, 1583. quarto, under the title of Theological Elements. The Greek and Latin edition, is subjoined to Proclus's six books on Plato's Theology, Hamburgh, 1618. Folio." ("The Philosophical and Mathematical Commentaries of Proclus...", 1791).Especially through his "Plato's Theology", in which he develops his theology on the basis of Plato's metaphysics, and his "Elements of Theology", which represents an earlier stage towards the development of his own system, but also through his highly important commentaries of several of Plato's dialogues and on Euclid's Elements, Proclus, together with Plotinus the most important of the Neoplatonists, had an enormous influence on some of the greatest thinkers if the ages to come: Pseudo-Dionysius, Ficino, Pico, Agrippa, Bruno, Cusa, Kepler, Newton, etc., etc. Early printings of the philosophical works of the great Greek Neoplatonist Proclus (410-85) (often considered the last great Neoplatonist) are of the utmost scarcity. His greatest contribution lies in his two great works "Plato's Theology" and "Theological Elements". In these works he developed one of the most elaborate, precise and convincing systems of Neoplatonism, and through them his influence on Medieval, and later also Renaissance, thought was immense. Neoplatonism is a term invented in the 18th century for a school of religious and mystical philosophy, which was founded in the third century and dominated down to the end of Antiquity in the sixth century, when the Emperor Justinian closed the Neoplatonic Academy (529). Neoplatonic teaching revolved around a renewed study of the teachings of Plato that were now combined with the doctrines of other schools of Greek philosophy. The school called itself Platonic, but modern historians named it "Neoplatonic" in order to emphasize its differences from Plato. Plato's dialogues were the main philosophical authority, but Plotinus, Ammnius, Proclus, and the other Neoplatonists attempted to fit all of Plato's scattered doctrines into a coherent system and to incorporate other Stoic and Aristotelian ideas into this, thus creating a comprehensive synthesis of Greek thought. As such Neoplatonism came to dominate the final phase of ancient philosophy and bequeathed its heritage to subsequent ages. Neoplatonism must be considered the only really original product of Greek philosophy in this period, and after having been neglected during the Middle Ages, this original philosophical direction was re-discovered in the Renaissance, the philosophy of which came to be hugely dominated by it. "In Proclus, one of the last heads of the Athenian school, Neoplatonism attains its most systematic and even schematic perfection. In his "Elements of Theology" and "Platonic Theology" all things and their mutual relations are neatly defined and deduced in their proper place and order; and the concepts of Aristotle's logic and metaphysics, divested of their specific and concrete reference, are used as elements of a highly abstract and comprehensive ontology. As a commentator, Proclus applied this neat and scholastic system to some of Plato's dialogues, just as other members of the school applied it to Aristotle. And as the leading philosophy of the period, Neoplatonism supplied practically all later Greek Church Fathers and theologians with their philosophical terms and concepts..." (Kristeller, Renaissance Thought and its Sources, p. 53).During the Renaissance a special and profound interest in the teachings of Neoplatonism emerged. The earliest editions of the original Greek texts of the works of Plato and of the Neoplatonists, as well as the Latin translations of them, made the texts available to Western readers and are thus of immense importance to the history of Platonism, Neoplatonism, and Western thought in general."Proclus was the last great representative of the philosophical movement now called Neoplatonism. The first notable exponent of this Hellenistic form of Platonism was Plotinus, from whom the doctrine had been transmitted, through Porphyry and Iamblichus, to Plutarch and Syrianus, Proclus' teachers at Athens. During these two centuries Neoplatonism had taken on a more pronounced religious coloration and had acquired a tincture of the Eastern predilection for magic, or "Theurgy", as Iamblichus called it; on the other hand, its logical structure had turned increasingly to scholarly examination and exposition of the writings of Plato and Aristotle. Proclus had an extraordinarily acute and orderly mind. Because of his religious temperament he enthusiastically espoused Neoplatonism and devoted his talents and energies to perfecting it by systematizing and extending the views of his predecessors, strengthening their logical structure, and showing in detail their derivation from the teaching of Plato, who was taken as the source of final authority. But Proclus was more than a systematic metaphysician. He had a broad interest in all products of Greek culture, in religion, literature, science, and philosophy. Many of his writings have been lost, but those remaining constitute a priceless source of information regarding this last stage of Greek culture; and because of their underlying philosophy they embody an impressive restatement of Greek rationalism in its last confrontation with Christian thought.The goal of philosophy, according to the Neoplatonists, was to attain a vision of and contact with the transcendent and ineffable One, the principle from which all things proceed and to which they all, according to their several natures and capacities, endeavour to return. But this synthesizing insight was to be attained only by the hard labour of thought. Proclus believed that a prerequisite to the study of philosophy was a thorough grounding in logic, mathematics, and natural science.[...]Proclus' most systematic philosophical work is his "Elements of Theology", which presented in geometrical form, in a series of propositions, each supported by its proof, the successive grades of being that proceed from the superexistent and ineffable One downward to the levels of life and soul. The treatise "Platonic Theology", probably a later work, presented this hierarchy of divine principles as they were revealed in Plato's dialogues." (Glenn R. Morrow in: D.S.B.). "To the lovers of the wisdom of the Greeks, any remains of the writings of Proclus will always be invaluable, as he was a man who, for the variety of his powers, the beauty of his diction, the magnificence of his conceptions, and his luminous development of the abstruse dogmas of the ancients, is unrivalled among the disciples of Plato." (Taylor, The Fragments that Remain of the Lost Writings of Proclus, San Diego-reprint, 1988). "Proclus' most systematic philosophical works are his "Elements of Theology" and a later treatise on "Platonic Theology". The texts of both have survived. The former, like the much later "Ethics" of Spinoza, presents the elements in geometrical fashion, in a series of propositions each supported by its proof. The "Platonic Theology", likewise, despite its title, is an exposition of Proclus' own system, which of course he regarded as Platonic." (Morrow, Euclid's Elements, p. XVIII). "Proclus of Athens (*412-485 C.E.) was the most authoritative philosopher of late antiquity and played a crucial role in the transmission of Platonic philosophy from antiquity to the Middle Ages. For almost fifty years, he was head or 'successor'(diadochos, sc. of Plato) of the Platonic'Academy' in Athens. Being an exceptionally productive writer, he composed commentaries on Aristotle, Euclid and Plato, systematic treatises in all disciplines of philosophy as it was at that time (metaphysics and theology, physics, astronomy, mathematics, ethics) and exegetical works on traditions of religious wisdom (Orphism and Chaldaean Oracles). Proclus had a lasting influence on the development of the late Neoplatonic schools not only in Athens, but also in Alexandria, where his student Ammonius became the head of the school. In a culture dominated by Christianity, the Neoplatonic philosophers had to defend the superiority of the Hellenic traditions of wisdom. Continuing a movement that was inaugurated by Iamblichus (4th c.) and the charismatic figure of emperor Julian, and following the teaching of Syrianus, Proclus was eager to demonstrate the harmony of the ancient religious revelations (the mythologies of Homer and Hesiod, the Orphic theogonies and the Chaldaean Oracles) and to integrate them in the philosophical tradition of Pythagoras and Plato. Towards this end, his "Platonic Theology" offers a magisterial summa of pagan Hellenic theology." (SEP)"Proclus' thought indirectly exercised considerable influence in the early middle ages through the writings of the so-called Dionysius the Areopagite, whose teachings were a thinly disguised version of Proclus' doctrines. With the revival of learning in the fifteenth century and the desire of Renaissance thinkers to throw off the yoke of medieval Aristotelianism, Proclus' Platonism had great vogue in the Florentine Academy and strongly influenced Nicholas de Cusa and Johannes Kepler. Modern criticism has tended, rather hastily, to discredit his interpretation of Plato; and with the decline of interest in speculative philosophy, his writings have fallen into neglect. But it is fair to say that the wealth of learning and insight in his works does not deserve to be neglected, and that the constructive philosophy they contain still awaits adequate appraisal and appreciation by modern philosophers." (Glenn R. Morrow, in: D.S.B.). Brunet IV:895; Graesse V: 453

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        The Historie of Tithes. First Edition. London, 1618

      1618. Selden, John [1584-1654]. The Historie of Tithes, That is, The Practice of Payment of Them. The Positive Laws Made for Them. The Opinions Touching the Right of Them. A Review of It is Also Annext, Which Both Confirmes It and Directs in the Use of It. [London: s.n.], 1618. [vi], xxii, [12], 491, [5] pp. Quarto (5-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Recent period-style calf, blind frames to boards, raised bands and gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Light fading to portions of boards, corners lightly bumped. Title page printed in red and black. Toning, some discoloration and light wear to edges of title page and following few leaves, internally clean. A nice copy in a handsome binding. * First edition, variant A. (One of the eight variants, with all points indicated by Sweet & Maxwell). The History of Tithes, which was one of Selden&#39;s earliest writings, angered James I and the clergy because it questioned the divine right to impose tithes. Although it was suppressed by the Court of High Commission, the resulting controversy transformed Selden into a figure of national importance. His treatment by the church and state also encouraged his opposition to political absolutism, an idea that informs his later writings. Based on remarks in the dedication and on p. 449, Sweet & Maxwell believe this is not a true first edition. (The presumed earlier edition appears to be a ghost, however.) Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:194-5.

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        King Louis XIII Asks the Pope to Exempt the Benedictine Maurist Order from Taxation The request was made on the election of a new Chief Abbott

      King Louis XIII Asks the Pope to Exempt the Benedictine Maurist Order from Taxation & & The request was made on the election of a new Chief Abbott. & & Benedictine monks in France instituted reforms in Paris and then St-Augustin de Limoges in the second decade of the 17th century, requiring that those who desired to embrace the monastic life spend one year as postulants, a second as novices, and then, when they had completed the five years&#39; course of philosophy and theology, spend a year of contemplation before they were admitted to the priesthood. The discipline was marked by a return to the strict rules of St. Benedict. All monks labored with their hands, all abstained from eating meat, all embraced poverty; the Divine Office was recited at the canonical hours with great solemnity, silence was observed for many hours, and there were regular times for private prayer and meditation. In 1618, it was decided that a congregation independent of Rome should be organized for the reformed houses in France, having its superior residing within that kingdom. This proposal was supported by Louis XIII as well as by Cardinal Richelieu, and letters patent were granted by the King. The Pope&#39;s approval followed. The new organization was named the Congregation of St-Maur, or Maurists. Dom Maur Dupont was elected head in 1627. In 1629, he sought to step down, which meant that an election would have to be held for his successor. & & Letter Signed in French, Fountainbleau, September 6, 1629, to Cardinal Guido Bentivoglio, who was entrusted by King Louis XIII with the management of French affairs at the papal court, and whom he addresses as "my cousin the Cardinal Bentivoglio, Protector of the Affairs of France at the court of Rome." "Having by my letters patent of the month of January 1627, recorded in my Grand Council, bestowed on Dom Maur Dupont the position of Abbot to the monks of the Abby of St. Augustin near my town of Limoges...and the congregation of St. Maur, and having arrived at the departure of the said Dupont, Abbot - the said position being up till now elective as it has been by virtue of the concord made between the Holy See and this Crown - and that the said election might be made by the general chapter of the monks of the said congregation for a person professed and nourished in reform and regularity and of no other, I write you this letter to tell you that I would have great pleasure if you would ask the Pope in my name for confirmation of the right to hold the election that I accorded to the monks, without obliging them to pay the rights of annata [tithes of office] because of the poverty and destitution of the said abbey, in which you would make me happy." & & Dom Gregorian Tarisse was elected as Dupont&#39;s successor and given the title of Superior-General, the first to hold that office. He was an important leader and strictly maintained the Maurists as an all-French order. When his years as leader ended, the group included over 80 monasteries.&

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        Thesaurus rei antiquariae Huberrimus. Ex antiquis tam numismatum quam marmorum inscriptionibus pari diligentia qua fide conquisitus ac descriptus, & in Locos communes distributus

      Antwerpiae, Ex Officina Gerardi Wolsschati Sumptibus Iacobi Biaei [Antwerp, Gerard Wolsschat for Jacob Bij (Jacob de Bie], 1618.. Royal quarto (322 x 214mm). Pp. (vi), 158 (verso blank). Set in double columns and paginated 1-314, skipping one page. Handsome engraved device to title-page; two decorative initials, corner-tip of one leaf neatly restored, minute blemishes elsewhere. Hardcover, bound in contemporary full vellum, laced boards, spine gilt, small paper restoration to first paste-down, all edges dyed aquamarine. Uniformly browned due to stock quality, else a very good copy. - - Goltzius (Venlo 1526 - Bruges 1583) sketched the contents of over a thousand collections of coins, developing his drawings into a series of thematic and biographical studies in ancient history. His work laid the groundwork for the systematic study of numismatics. His publishing career began in 1557, with the publication of Vivae Imagines, and ended in 1579, when he published the first edition of the ?Thesaurus rei antiquariae Huberrimus?. Much of his work, however, was left unpublished, and it was Jacob de Bie of Antwerp who gathered and published it, including the present edition of the ?Thesaurus...? Lipsius 152. Brunet II, p. 1653. Not in Simoni.

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        Litterae Annuae Societatis Iesu Anni M. DC. II

      1618 - The Jesuits missions around the World reporting news, Philippines and Mexico. 1618. Antwerp. Heirs of Martini Nutii. In 8vo (154 mm x 95 mm). 1 blank + 775. Original vellum, title lettered in black and red ink on spine, some tears, hinges weakened, ties missing, however an attractive example on an unrestored, possibly Jesuit binding. Edges stained red, some spotting, title page with closed tear on inner margin and inscription ?do Coll de S. Anton?, The volume comprises letters on the progress and evolution of the missionary work of the Jesuits all over the World, encompassing Austria, Spain (Aragon, Toledo), Germany, France, and most notably, some of the earliest accounts of the missions at Mexico (occupying pp. 251-283) and the Philippines (occupying pp. 284-296). As for the Philippines, it contains news from ?amongst others- the Collegium Manillanum, Mindanao, Residentia Silana, Residentia Zebuana, Samarensis, Panamd. A fine copy of an important collection of Jesuits reports, covering some of the most influential European countries and Spanish colonial settlements in Asia and America. Provenance: armorial ex libris on front pastedown of Annibal Fernandes Thomaz, author of the ?Boletim de Bibliographia Portugueza?. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OPERA OMNIA QUAE EXSTANT EX SOLA FERE CODD MSS. FIDE EMENDATA STUDIO ATQ INDUSTRIA JANI GULIELMII & JANI GRUTERI - ADDITIS NOTIS & INDD: ACCURATISS

      Hamburg: Ex Bibliopolio Frobeniano , 1618. Folio, leaf size 38.0 x 24.5 cm. (Complete in 2 volumes in contemporary blind-impressed vellum). 5 volumes bound in two; Tomus 1-4 and the fifth volume consisting of 10 indexes of Tomus 1-4. In Latin. Engraved title page. The first volume comprises Tomus 1 & 2: (14) + 34pp (CICERONIS HISTORIA) + title page for TOMUS PRIMUS with contents on verso + 255pp + 590pp (including title & contents for TOMUS II). The second volumes comprises TOMUS 3 & 4 and PENU TULLIANUM, DECEM CAELLIS SIVE INDICIBUS EXPROMENS,... 1619 (with engraved title): 417pp + 461pp + (6) + 565pp + (3) Errata. Some tanning in the text, armorial bookplates, some damage to the hinges of the vellum covered boards, but the hinges are still sound and functional in both volumes. There is some loss to the vellum spine covering in the top compartment of the the second volume, as well as a repair to the spine covering at the foot of the second volume. A very good, complete and definitive set. Extra shipping at cost for priority or international orders for this large heavy set.. Full Vellum. Collectible-Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Litterae Annuae Societatis Iesu Anni M. DC. II

      The Jesuits missions around the World reporting news, Philippines and Mexico. 1618. Antwerp. Heirs of Martini Nutii. In 8vo (154 mm x 95 mm). 1 blank + 775. Original vellum, title lettered in black and red ink on spine, some tears, hinges weakened, ties missing, however an attractive example on an unrestored, possibly Jesuit binding. Edges stained red, some spotting, title page with closed tear on inner margin and inscription "do Coll de S. Anton", The volume comprises letters on the progress and evolution of the missionary work of the Jesuits all over the World, encompassing Austria, Spain (Aragon, Toledo), Germany, France, and most notably, some of the earliest accounts of the missions at Mexico (occupying pp. 251-283) and the Philippines (occupying pp. 284-296). As for the Philippines, it contains news from ?amongst others- the Collegium Manillanum, Mindanao, Residentia Silana, Residentia Zebuana, Samarensis, Panamd. A fine copy of an important collection of Jesuits reports, covering some of the most influential European countries and Spanish colonial settlements in Asia and America. Provenance: armorial ex libris on front pastedown of Annibal Fernandes Thomaz, author of the "Boletim de Bibliographia Portugueza".

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        Tripus Aureus, hoc est, Tres Tractatus Chymici Selectissimi, nempe I. Basilii Valentini...Practica una cum 12 clavibus & appendice, ex Germanico; II. Thomae Nortoni, Angli Philosophi, Crede mihi seu Ordinale, ante annos 1400 ab authore scriptum, nunc ex Anglicano manuscriptum in Latinum translatum, phrasi cuiusque authoris ut sententia retenta; III. Cremeri cuiusdam Abbatis Westmonasteriensis Angli Testamentum, hactenus nondum publicatum, nunc in diversarum nationum gratiam editi, & figuris cupro affabre incisis ornati opera & studio

      Frankfurt: Paul Jacob for Lucas Jennis, 1618. Hardcover. Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 1-182 pp.; 1 divisional blank; 183-196 pp., 1 terminal blank, engraved vignette showing a distillation apparatus in operation in an alchemist&#39;s laboratory, portrait of Maier at the age of 49 on p. 7, and including 2 full-page engravings, 15 half-page engravings, and 2 a little larger than ¼ page. Bound in vellum-backed patterned paper over boards; title-page toned with tear to lower-right corner (not affecting text), some toning and light spotting throughout. Generally good. Scarce edition of three alchemical texts-comprising the first illustrated appearance of the &#39;Twelve Keys&#39; of Basil Valentine, and the first printed editions of Thomas Norton&#39; The Ordinall of Alchemy, and John Cremer&#39;s &#39;Testament&#39;-collected by the pre-eminent Rosicrucian apologist Maier. The first work shows the intimate dependency of 17th C alchemy and hermeticism upon contemporary German emblem books and is accordingly found in Praz, as well as the standard bibliographies on alchemy or early chemistry. Similar in subject and execution to the exquisite suite of 50 emblems that appeared in Maier&#39;s most important work, Atalanta Fugiens (1617), it seems possible that these twelve emblems were also the work of Matthias Merian. Several of the images are even more enigmatic than those found in the earlier work or, for that matter, in any 17th C emblem we have seen. Basil Valentine&#39;s Twelve Keys was first published in Ein kurtz summarischer Tractat, von dem grossen Stein der Uralten... (Eisleben, 1599). Maier&#39;s illustrated edition of the work is by far the most influential; at least three of the dozen plates were reused in Johann Daniel Mylius&#39; Opus medico-chymicum, published by Lucas Jennis in Frankfurt the same year, and the emblematic engravings continue to be studied in alchemical circles today. The illustrations include figures familiar from Atalanta and other alchemical texts: lions, dragons, eagles, and mythological human figures such as Orpheus and Eurydice. Craven describes some of the mystical symbolism: "That of the sixth key represents the marriage ceremony-the alchemistic union of Sol et Luna. Fire burns in a furnace at the masculine side; water is being poured into a retort at the feminine side" (Craven). Valentine is reputed to have been a Benedictine monk, born at Mayence 1394 and made prior of St. Peter&#39;s, at Erfurt, about the year 1414. While his very existence has been questioned-some scholars have suggested that the writings attributed to him were the product of the last decade of the 16th C-the chemical preparations and practical experiments described in his works are undoubtedly valuable for the procedures of contemporary alchemy.Ostensibly written in 1477, this is the first published appearance of Thomas Norton&#39;s The Ordinall of Alchemy. In his 1617 Symbola Aureae Mensae Maier mentioned Norton&#39;s poem as being still &#39;uneditus&#39; but &#39;to be published shortly by us&#39;. Republished in 1625, the Ordinal also appeared as the first text in Elias Ashmole&#39;s monumental compendium of English alchemy, Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum (1652). Norton earns a mention for having been influenced by Chaucer; the Ordinal itself is written in exceedingly irregular heroic couplets, often shortening themselves to octosyllables. The third text of the Golden Triplet is John Cremer&#39;s &#39;Testament&#39;, the source of several legends about Ramon Llull. Despite-or perhaps because of-the illicit nature of alchemy, these three texts are written in conversational, confiding tones, and include personal anecdotes to convince the readers of the authors&#39; sincerity. They are also uniformly devout, imbuing the quest for gold with a godly purpose. The works are introduced by three epigrammatic poems, the third of which warns of the subject&#39;s duplicity: "Either the meaning of the Author or the letter of his writings is deceitful. / Be on your guard, therefore. Everywhere a serpent lurks among the flowers.

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        Journal ou Description du merveilleux voyage de Guilliaume Schouten

      Amsterdam,: Guillaume Janson Blaeu, 1618.. Small quarto, with nine engraved folding maps and plates, some light staining and a blemish in a few upper margins but a very good copy in period style crushed morocco, spine gilt in compartments between raised bands. The first edition in French of this rare and important book, preceded only by the original Dutch versions of the same year (Amsterdam and Arnhem issues). Very many editions were to follow.This is the celebrated account of the Le Maire and Schouten expedition westward across the Pacific to the Indies, during which they discovered a new navigable passage south of Cape Horn. The maps, and particularly the well-known folding chart of a largely empty Pacific Ocean, demonstrate the magnitude of the achievement of Schouten and Le Maire in crossing the ocean from east to west, in order to reach the Spice islands without straying into the territories controlled by the monopolistic Dutch East India Company.Schouten and Le Maire named Cape Horn when they rounded it in 1616, visited several of the Tuamotus, and were the first westerners to visit the Tonga islands. They then coasted New Ireland and New Guinea on their way to the Spice Islands and eventually Batavia.The importance of the book to contemporary geographical understanding cannot be overstated; it was 'the last seventeenth-century expedition to search for Terra Australis from the east' (Schilder). The voyage was made under the auspices of the newly formed group of Dutch traders known as the Australian Company, set up to compete with the Dutch East India Company and to search for the elusive Terra Australis. It was of great importance for the future history of discovery in that it proved the existence of a passage from the southern Atlantic into the Pacific, south of the Straits of Magellan round Cape Horn, and therefore finally demonstrated that the supposed Southern Continent, contrary to the maps of Ortelius and Mercator, did not extend to the Straits of Magellan.Although this account presents itself as Schouten's journal of the voyage, as Schilder points out 'the facts were misrepresented. It appeared from it that all the discoveries of the expedition owed their origin to Schouten and that he had a financial share in the expedition amounting to half the capital...'. A later edition of the voyage published in 1622 revealed that Schouten had overstated his importance, and this supposedly authentic account of the voyage was mostly lifted from the ship's log kept by Jacob Le Maire.This edition, produced in Amsterdam by the publisher and cartographer Willem Blaeu, is one of two variant French-language issues of 1618 noted by the bibliographer Tiele (no priority has been assigned). Within a few years the account was frequently reprinted, indeed Tiele identifies as many as 38 early editions of the Schouten narrative printed in the Netherlands alone (Latin, Spanish and English editions appeared soon afterwards). Another French-language edition was printed in Paris later in the same year.Not in Landwehr, 'VOC'; Tiele , 984; Tiele-Muller, 37.

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        Le Relationi Universali

      Venice,: Alessandro de Vecchi, 1618., 1618.. Small thick quarto, with 32 woodcuts in the "Aggiunta" section; some marginal repairs in the "Aggiunta" and two of the leaves crudely coloured, inkstains to another; lacking eight text leaves in the main work and four leaves of index, but the "Aggiunta" section complete; old quarter vellum. First of two editions, both very rare. This wonderful book, printed early in the seventeenth century, contains a remarkable series of woodcuts actually prepared in the sixteenth century but not then published. Wormholes in the actual woodblocks that show clearly in the printing suggest that the blocks lay idle for a substantial time. These haunting images, partly the work of the artist Hans Burgkmair, represent the general European perception of the mysteries of the undiscovered worlds to the east and south. Woodcuts of the creatures likely to be found inhabiting these lands are accompanied by others of actual native peoples encountered on a real voyage, without much distinction being drawn between real and imaginary. These weird imaginings include numerous remarkable evolutionary fantasies such as the skiapod whose immense foot has developed to shield him from the fierce sun, and numerous permutations of man-beast combinations.The eighth part of this posthumous edition of Botero's chronicle contains these thirty-two sixteenth-century woodcuts, which depict "Monsters and Customs of the Indies, with their King including lively illustrations of them". Fifteen cuts portray monsters or "Prodigies", while seventeen illustrate actual natives of India, Africa and Arabia. This latter part of the series represents the first serious study of African and Oriental native life and dress for publication in a European travel book.Of this last group, eight are from a larger block of 1508, which formed a panorama by Burgkmair known as 'The Procession of the King of Cochin'. The panorama was to have illustrated an account of a voyage to India undertaken by the German merchant, Balthasar Springer, on a Portuguese vessel in 1505-6. Springer's account was never published and no complete impression of the block appears to be known.Some of these remarkable images are familiar from the dramatic reproductions in the 1988 "Terra Australis" exhibition. As Eisler remarked in the catalogue (Terra Australis, fig. 1, p. 16), the woodblocks represent "one of the earliest and most dramatic studies of exotic people from the tropical regions visited by the Portuguese". They were the immediate source for the extraordinary tapestry 'Triumph of the King of Cochin' by the Arras workshop, now in the MusÈe des Arts Africains et OcÈaniens Terra Australis, no. 2).Botero's universal geography was first printed in Rome in 1591, without the eighth part. Published in many editions and translations, it has always been highly regarded. Only in the two Vecchi editions of 1618 and 1622-3 is the Aggiunta found with it; in fact, when Oakeshott first discovered a copy with the Burgkmair cuts he thought it to be unique. This copy, as noted above, lacks a number of leaves in the main work but the Aggiunta section, a separate work that sometimes exists as a stand-alone volume, is complete.JCB, p. 161 (1622 edition only, lacking the 'Aggiunta'); Lach, 'Asia in the Making of Europe', II/2, pp. 235-52; Lowendahl, 'China Illustrata Nova', 38 (multiple editions starting from 1599); see Oakeshott, 'Some Woodcuts by Hans Burgkmair', Roxburghe Club, 1960.

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        Vitae Sanctorum Ex Probatis Authoribus & M SS. Codicibus Primo Quidem per R.P. Fr. Laurentium Surium Carthusianum editae

      Coloniae Agrippinae [Cologne]: Sumptibus Joannis Kreps & Hermanni Mylii, 1618. 3/4 leather. Very Good. 10 1/2 x 15 inches. Folio. 2 ffep + * (6 leaf quire) + ** (4 leaf quire) + A - Aaa (6 leaf quires) + Bbb1 + 1 rfep. Unobtrusive library plates of Bibl. Prov. Germ. Inferioris. and library stamp of Bibliotheca Con. SS Red. Mar. Hamicolt. Old repair to margin of ffep and engraved title page. Engraved frontispiece of author and engraved title. Dampstaining and age toning and a few small wormholes diminishing from front. A very few marginal notes in contemporary ink, and notes in old ink to ffep. Bound in 19th Century 3/4 calf with marbled boards. Front interior hinge reinforced with Japanese tissue. A very good clean copy of this Carthusian Lives of the Saints for January.

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        Herodoti Halicarnassei HISTORIARUM LIBRI IX, IX Musarum nominibus inscripti. Eiusdem narratio DE VITA HOMERI. Cum Vallae interpret. Excerpta é Cresiae libris DE REBUS PERSICIS & INDICIS, & ex iisdem FRAGMENTA auctiora (bilingue greco e latino).

      Oliva Paul Estienne,, Ginevra, 1618 - Volume in folio legato in pelle, titolo al tassello al dorso a 6 nervi decorato ai piccoli ferri (minime mende), frontesoizio con ampia vignetta tipografica (exlibris a pennino), 5 carte, 52 pp. di epigrammata e proemia, 708 pp. di testo su due colonne (greco e latino a fronte), 4 tavole silografiche più volte ripiegate afferenti Babilonia, la sua torre, i giardini di Semiramide ecc., 15 carte d'indici. Eccellente impressione dell'opera del sommo storico greco, già tradotto dal grande Henri Estienne e poi ancora da Jungermann nel 1608, l'edizione che si presenta è la summula delle due voluta dal figlio di Henri, Paul, e risulta a giudizio di tutti i critici la migliore edizione finallora impressa, citata anche come "Un livre de choix et d"une grande importance philologique et linguistique". Anche solo accennare all'opera d'Erodoto risulta pleonastico. In più che bello stato, scarsissime ed ininfluenti mende d'uso

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        Statuti del Sacro Monte della Pietà di Roma. - (&:) Bolle et privilegi del Sacro Monte della Pietà di Roma. -

      Roma, Nella Stamperia della Rev. Camera Apostolica, 1618, ristampati l'anno 1658.2 opere in 1 vol. In-4. Legatura antica in pergamena rigida, tassello sul dorso. Con una grande vignetta inc. in rame sui 2 frontespizi che mostra la Deposizione dalla Croce e 2 tavv. f.t. inc. in rame con stemmi papali e cardinalizi. (6) 130 pp.; (8), 165, (3, ultime 2 bianche) pp.; lievi bruniture e arrossature. Seconda edizione di queste due opere importanti per l?economia di Roma. Il Monte di Pietà venne fondato nel 1539 durante il pontificato di Paolo III con dei beni confiscati agli ebrei; nella seconda parte sono di particolare interesse i numerosi bandi, bolle e decreti che ostacolano e limitano l?attività dei banchieri Hebrei, oltre a varie bolle che riguardano i Monti di Savona, Cesena, Bologna e Vicenza. Olschki, Choix, 18095. Rossetti 10096. Kress, Italian, 345 & 351. Second edition (1st edn: 1618). The statutes and privileges of Rome?s Monte di Pietà, an institutional pawnbroker founded in 1539 and run as a charity against money lending. A number of decrees and edicts are against Jewish money lenders. Vignette on titles and 2 engr. plates. Some mild foxing and browning, but generally a good copy bound in old vellum.

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        Herodoti Halicarnassei HISTORIARUM LIBRI IX, IX Musarum nominibus inscripti. Eiusdem narratio DE VITA HOMERI. Cum Vallae interpret.... Excerpta é Cresiae libris DE REBUS PERSICIS & INDICIS, & ex iisdem FRAGMENTA auctiora (bilingue greco e latino).

      Volume in folio legato in pelle, titolo al tassello al dorso a 6 nervi decorato ai piccoli ferri (minime mende), frontesoizio con ampia vignetta tipografica (exlibris a pennino), 5 carte, 52 pp. di epigrammata e proemia, 708 pp. di testo su due colonne (greco e latino a fronte), 4 tavole silografiche più volte ripiegate afferenti Babilonia, la sua torre, i giardini di Semiramide ecc., 15 carte d'indici. Eccellente impressione dell'opera del sommo storico greco, già tradotto dal grande Henri Estienne e poi ancora da Jungermann nel 1608, l'edizione che si presenta è la summula delle due voluta dal figlio di Henri, Paul, e risulta a giudizio di tutti i critici la migliore edizione finallora impressa, citata anche come "Un livre de choix et d"une grande importance philologique et linguistique". Anche solo accennare all'opera d'Erodoto risulta pleonastico. In più che bello stato, scarsissime ed ininfluenti mende d'uso

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        Opere di G. Cornelio Tacito, Annali, Historie, Costumi de' Germani, e Vita di Agricola; illustrate con notabilissimi aforismi del signor D. Baldassar' Alamo Varienti, trasportati dalla lingua castigliana nella toscana da D. Girolamo Canini d'Anghiari. Aggiuntoui dal medesimo il modo di cauar profitto dalla lettura di questo autore, e la vita di Tacito, le testimonianze fatte di lui dagli Antichi Scrittori, l'Arbore della Famiglia di Augusto, le Postille in margine del Lipsio, la Cronologia dell'Aveerto, e la Distintione del Testo del Grutero, Arricchite di tre copiosissimi, e ordinatissimi Indici, l'uno delle voci, e delle materie Historiali, e Politiche del Testo, il secondo degli Aforismi, e il terzo de' nomi antichi più oscuri de' luoghi della Germania, e di altre Provincie. Il tutto migliorato, & accomodato alla traduttione del signor Adriano Politi con la sua apologia, e dichiaratione di alcune voci piu difficili.

      IN VENETIA : APPRESSO I GIUNTI, 1618 (IN VENETIA : NELLA STAMPERIA DI GIO. BATTISTA CIOTTI, 1618) 1618 In Venetia : appresso i Giunti, 1618 (In Venetia : nella stamperia di Gio. Battista Ciotti, 1618) In-8 (4° antico) (1) c. (antiporta) (66) 544 (2) 83 (289). Frontespizio stampato in rosso e nero con marca editoriale (Giglio). Antiporta inciso a piena pagina col titolo "G. Cornel. Tacito illustrato" dentro cornice architettonica, con figure allegoriche. Al colophon Aurora in cornice floreale e motto: "Micat aurea Phaebo". Testatina e capilettera figurati. Piena pergamena con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Diversi errori nella numerazione delle pagine. Foro da tarlo su alcuni margini bianchi inferiori.Publio (o Gaio) Cornelio Tacito (in latino Publius [o Gaius] Cornelius Tacitus), conosciuto semplicemente come Tacito (55 - 117), oratore, avvocato e senatore romano, è considerato uno degli storici più importanti dell'antichità. Le sue opere maggiori - gli Annales e le Historiae illustrano la storia dell'impero romano del I secolo, dalla morte dell'imperatore Augusto, avvenuta nel 14, fino alla morte dell'imperatore Domiziano, avvenuta nel 96.

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        Chirurgische Bücher und Schrifften Jetzt auffs New / auss den Originalen und Theophrasti eygnen Handschrifften / so viel derselben zubekommen gewesen / auffs trewlichst und fleissigest wider an tag geben. Durch Johannem Huserum Brisgoium.

      4°. 1 (von 6) Bl., S. 1-148, 1 n.n. Bl., S. 149-329, 2 n.n. S., S. 330-523, 1 n.n. S., (1 n.n. Bl. fehlt), S. 525-795, 39 n.n. S. Register. Mit 3 (wiederholten) Titelholzschnittvignetten und 3 (wiederholten) Holzschnittdruckermarken. Lederband der Zeit. Krivatsy 8568. - VD17 3:301630V. - Sudhoff 302. - Wellcome I, 4812. - Vgl. Hirsch-H. IV, 499. - Zweite Ausgabe nach 1605 der chirurgischen Schriften, herausgegeben von Johannes Huser. Enthält auf Seite 752ff ein Teil der alchemistischen Schriften, die in den vorhergehenden von Huser editierten Ausgaben fehlten. - Titelblatt alt unterlegt. Ein Blatt im Register lose. Mit durchgehendem schwächer werdendem Wasserrand. Einband stark bestossen. Unteres Kapital eingerissen.

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        Commentaria Sive Glossemata ad Utiliorem Quandam ex Constitutionibus

      1618. Ferrer y Nogues, Francisco. Commentaria Sive Glossemata ad Utiliorem Quandam ex Constitutionibus Principatus Cathaloniae Incipientem, Los Impubers, Sub Rubro de Pupillaribus, & Alijs Substitutionibus. Opus Sane in quo Universus Tractatus de Successione Impuberum, Ex Testamento, Ab Intestato, ad Ius Commune, & Patriae Dilucide Enodatur. Lleida: Apud Ludovicum Menascal, 1618. [ii], 206, [4] ff. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (11-1/4" x 8"). Contemporary limp vellum, early hand-lettered title to spine, fragments of thong ties, small later owner bookplate to front pastedown. Light soiling and edgewear, spine somewhat darkened, text block detached. Large woodcut arms of Catalonia to title page. Moderate toning to text, browning and light foxing in places. Early owner signature to title page, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. An encyclopedic study of inheritance and succession in Catalonian law and the ius commune by one of Catalonia&#39;s greatest jurists. Lleida, then the intellectual center of Catalonia, is the home of the third oldest university in Spain. OCLC locates 2 copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, University of Iowa). Palau, Manual del Librero Hispano-Americano 90537.

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        L'Histoire des Pays-Bas..Ou Recueil des guerres, et choses memorables advenues tant és dits Pays, qu'és Pays voysins, depuis l'an 1315 iusques à l'an 1612....Traduit de Flamend en Francoys par IDL.

      La Haye., Chez Hillebrant Jacobz. wou., 1618. 35 x 24 cms, Titre gravé, sonnet, portrait de de Meteren, privilege, preface, carte à double page par Bertius ; Nova Germania Inferioris. Nombreuses portraits gravés dans le texte, 6 portraits à plein page, 1-720 feuilles, + vie et la mort de Emanuel de Meteren (vi) p., + indice (34) pages. Veau de l'époque. Coins frottés, le dos manque. Faible aux charniers. La carte renforcée aux marges. En bas de la carte manque un coin de 1 sur 5 cms. Livre usagé. déscription concentré époque 1555-1612

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        Viatorium, hoc est, de Montibus Planetarum septem seu Metallorum...

      4to, 136 [i.e. 138] pages, 1 leaf (blank). Title within engraved border incorporating a portrait of Maier and representations of the seven metals, 7 emblematic engravings in the text. Paper somewhat browned (as usual?), small burnhole in P2 affecting five letters. Eighteenth century mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments (very careful repairs to ends of spine and corners), red morocco label, triple gilt fillet on sides, darker discolouration from old tape repairs on sides. Large armorial bookplate of Charles B. Caldwell, Co. Meath, on front pastedown; also later bookplate, and small stamp of C. Patten.

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        De la Vocation des Pasteurs.

      Sedan, Iean Iannon, 1618 Contemp. limp vellum. Handwritten title on spine. (24),357,(9) pp. Printed on good paper, internally clean and fine.. First edition. The inexhaustible controversalist and reformist, the French Calvinist Du Moulin, argues in this work that episcopacy is not of divine origin and that it is merely a point of human prudence on which Churches might differ. Its survived in England because God chose to use the bishops as agents for the reformation

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        THE HISTORY OF TYTHES. THAT IS, THE PRACTICE OF PAYMENT OF THEM

      1618. SELDEN, J. THE HISTORY OF TYTHES. THAT IS, THE PRACTICE OF PAYMENT OF THEM. THE POSITIVE LAWS MADE FOR THEM. THE OPINIONS TOUCHING THE RIGHT OF THEM. A REVIEW OF IT IS ALSO ANNEXT, WHICH BOTH CONFIRMS IT, AND DIRECTS IN THE USE OF IT. [n.p., n. p.] 1618. xxii + [12] pp. contents + 491 pp. + [5] pp. bibliography. Small 4to., calf stamped in blind, spine missing, boards (very rough) through p. ix detached. Ink stamp of W.[illiam?] Musgrave on verso of title page. Red wax affixed to inside front board; title page slightly chipped, foxed. Some pages with foxing, soiling or closed tear and margin chips. As is.

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        Swerikes rijkes stadzlagh, effter den stormechtige/ högborne furstes och herres/ herr Gustaff Adolphs/ Sweriges/ Göthes och Wendes/ &c.

      konungz/ storfurstes til Finland/ hertigh uthi Estland och Carelen/ herres uthöffuer Ingermanland/ etc. befalning uthgången aff trycket åhr 1618. Nu på nytt uplagdt medh eghen bekostning. Sthlm, H. Käyser, 1635. 4:o. 184,(40) s. Titelsidan tryckt i svart och rött. Texten inom tryckta linjeramar. Alrotsmarmorerat hfrbd från 1800-talets första årtionden med sparsamt guldornerad rygg, benfärgad titeletikett i glättad papp och stänkta snitt. Ryggen ngt flammig. Fuktfläckar i övre hörnet på s. 37-40 och 73-80, i yttermarginalen på s. 114-18, i övre marginalen på s. 144-53 samt i den opaginerade delen på s. (18)-(24). Ställvisa lager- och rostfläckar, t.ex. på s. 175-76 och 183. Tryckfärgen har flutit ut och förorsakat mindre textförluster i den opaginerade delen på s. (6). Bra ex. med Carl Jedvard Bondes formklippta exlibris. Från Ericsberg.. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi 1600-talet 483 och Rudbeck Svensk lagbibliografi 13B. Är den förra varianten av stadslagen inledningsvis men från s. 49 är arken av den senare varianten

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        Relationis historicae semestralis continuatio, Jacobi Franci Historische Beschreibung aller denckwürdigen Historien, so sich hin und wider in Europa, in hoch und nider Teutschland, auch in Franckreich, Schott- unnd Engeland, Hispanien, Hungarn, Polen, Siebenbürgen, Wallachey, Moldaw, Türckey, etc. hierzwischen nechstverschiener Franckfurter Fastenmessz biß auff Herbstmessz dieses 1618. Jahrs verlauffen und zugetragen. ... Durch Sigismundum Latomum, alias Meurer, Francum, verlegt und continuirt

      Frankfurt, Latomus 1618. 19 cm. 111, (1) Seiten mit 2 Karten und 1 Plan (in Faksimile). Umschlag - Bircher B 7107 - Schottenl. / Bink. 228ff - VD17 23:248650Z - Eine der ersten Folgen dieser Meßrelation. "Jacobus Francus ist hier Pseudonym für Conrad Lautenbach; das Werk wird fälschlich auch Conrad Memmius zugeschrieben, der ebenfalls dieses Pseudonym benutzt hat" (VD17). "Namentlich versuchte man von protestantischer Seite aus ein Gegenstück (zu Eytzinger) zu schaffen ... Diesen Wettbewerb nahm Eyzinger scharf aufs Korn ... Seine Unwahrheiten über die Katholiken suche er mit Ausfällen wider den Eyzinger zu verdecken ..." (Schottenl. / Bink). Erste 5 Blatt restauriert, Titel und S. 3/4 teilweise durch Faksimile ergänzt; außerdem in Faksimile: Karten von Böhmen und der Kurpfalz und Plan der Festung Vedenheim -

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        Historical Collections, Abrid&#39;d and Improv&#39;d, Complete Six Volumes

      London A superb memoir of British politics 1618 to 1648, a very early beginning of political science., this first edition in 8 vo. size published between 1703 and 1708. No printer&#39;s imprint or publisher listed, only "London (and the date in Roman numerals)". The first editions of this work appeared in eight parts between 1659 and 1701, in folio size. Sometimes called "the Rushworth Papers", they were attacked by royalist writers for alleged partiality. Despite the truth of the charge, it is still a useful reference for the reign of Charles I, who declared war on Parliament in 1642, beginning England&#39;s Civil Wars and the rise of Oliver Cromwell. Rushworth became Secretary of the New Model Army and served General Fairfax, under Cromwell. When the King was captured, tried , and executed, Rushworth made a detailed record of the events which led to the King&#39;s demise. His attacks on the King were later to be echoed by Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson in the American frustration with George III, leading to United States independence. Rushworth remained close to Cromwell, becoming his personal secretary and writing the plans to abolish the monarchy. He was a long time Member of Parliament from Berwick. Among his friends were John Milton, John Owen, John Bunyan and Samuel Pepys. When Charles II was restored to the monarchy, Rushworth was among those whom the new King lashed out at for the execution of his father. He was jailed and spent the last six years of his life in Southwark prison. Full contemporary calf boards , blindstamped in the Cambridge style, some wear at the corners which have been neatly repaired. New calf spines in the 17th Century style, with raised bands, gilt lines along the bands and gilt emblems in the spine panels. Title labels and volume labels in deep red on all six volumes. Very fine bindings, all hinges fine, and inside some age toning, as might be expected after 300 plus years. Restored by one of England&#39;s finest binders. A very nice set. . Full-Leather. Very Good Plus. Illus. by Frontispiece in Volume One, & Engraved Portraits of James I, Charles I and George Villiers.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        IOURNAL OU RELATION EXACTE DU VOYAGE DE GVILL. SCHOUTEN, DANS LES INDES: PAR VN NOUUEAU DESTROIT, & PAR LES GRANDES MERS AUSTRALES QU&#39;IL À DESCOUUERT, VERS LE POLE ANTARTIQUE. ENSEMBLE DES NOUVELLES TERRES AUPARAUANT INCOGNUËS, ISLES,

      Paris: Chez M. Gobert, 1618.. [13],232pp. plus four folding maps and four folding plates. Contemporary vellum, manuscript title on backstrip. "E" signature supplied from another copy. Quite clean and neat internally. A lovely, near fine copy. In a half morocco and cloth box. Famed philosopher John Locke&#39;s copy, with his ink ownership inscription on the front pastedown. In front of his signature Locke has made the notation "b" which, according to THE LIBRARY OF JOHN LOCKE by Harrison and Laslett, was an inventory mark put into books in or about 1697 and not to be found in any books acquired after that date. Locke has noted at the foot of the titlepage that this is a duplicate copy. The rare first Paris edition. Undertaken in 1615 and lasting until 1617, this important expedition was the third complete circumnavigation, after Magellan in 1519 and Drake in 1577. The expedition was the first to round Cape Horn from the east, naming the Cape after the Dutch town of Hoorn, whose aggressive traders sponsored the voyage. In addition, the expedition explored the Pacific coast of South America, pursued the search for Terra Australis, and proved that Tierra del Fuego was not an island. Principle among the merchant benefactors of Hoorn was Isaac Le Maire, whose son, Jacob Le Maire, was charged as the director of the enterprise, and for whom the Le Maire strait is named. "Partly inspired by Quiros and motivated by Dutch trading zeal, this [voyage] was the essential precursor to Tasman&#39;s voyage; indeed Tasman made great use of Le Maire&#39;s mapping of the ocean. The Le Maire voyage, the last of the seventeenth century expeditions to search for the unknown continent from the east, was responsible for extensive discoveries in the Pacific..." - Hordern House. This edition contains four maps and four plates. They are: a map of the world in two hemispheres with surrounding portraits; a map of Tierra del Fuego; a map of the South Sea; a plate of a Polynesian sailing a canoe; a plate bearing the inscription, "Isle de Cocos"; a plate bearing the inscription, "Isle de Hoorn"; a plate of the "Indian kings" and their village; and a map of Nova Guinea. This copy has the pagination errors on pages 56, 215, and 179, not found in all copies. Schouten&#39;s work was originally published in Amsterdam in 1618 by Willem Jansz Blaeu. Though printed in his name, Schouten was most likely not the author of the present work, and it was probably compiled for him by Blaeu from the ships&#39; logs. The work proved exceedingly popular, "no fewer than thirty- eight editions of the work were printed in Holland alone between the year 1618 and 1766" (Church). This is the first Paris edition. A fundamental voyage in worldwide navigation. SABIN 77952. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 618/119. PALAU 305104 (Paris 1619 ed) TIELE-MULLER 42n.

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        Journal ou Relation Exacte du Voyage de Gvill. Schouten, dans les Indes: par vn nouueau destroit, & par les grandes mers australes qu&#39;il à descouuert, vers le pole Antartique. ensemble des nouvelles terres auparauant incognuës, isles, fruicts, peuples, & animaux estranges, qu&#39;il a trouué en son chemin: et des rares obseruations qu&#39;il y à fait touchant la declinaison de l&#39; aymant

      Paris: Chez M. Gobert, 1618. 8vo. 4 folding maps, 4 folding plates. (Signature "E" supplied from another copy). Contemporary vellum, manuscript title on spine, modern morocco-backed slipcase. John Locke&#39;s copy of the rare first Paris edition of "Willem Schouten&#39;s voyage around the world, during which Cape Horn was discovered and rounded for the first time" (Hill): a landmark voyage in the history of western exploration. Schouten&#39;s voyage was one of the great early voyages of discovery and only the third circumnavigation. Undertaken in 1615 and lasting until 1617, this important expedition succeded in its primary objective which was to find an alternative route to the rich sources of wealth in the Pacific. The Dutch East India Company had a strangle-hold on the two known routes: via the Cape of Good Hope and through the Straits of Magellan. A rival group of aggressive Dutch traders, formed the "Compagnie Australe", and eqiuiped the expedition with discovered and rounded Cape Horn, named after the Dutch town of Hoorn where the sponsors were based. In addition, the expedition explored the Pacific coast of South America, pursued the search for Terra Australis, and proved that Tierra del Fuego was not an island. Principle among the Hoorn merchant benefactors was Isaac Le Maire, whose son, Jacob Le Maire, was charged as the director of the enterprise. Jacob named the Le Maire strait in honour of his father. "The ship Eendracht, while crossing the Pacific, discovered some of the Tuamotu Islands, the Hoorn Islands, the Schouten Islands, and visited New Guinea, the Moluccas, and Batavia. When Schouten and Le Maire arrived in Ternate, their ship was confiscated by the Dutch East India Company [as they were unable to convince the authorities that they had arrived by a third unrestricted route] ... The Dutch governor of Batavia sent them back to the Netherlands with Joris van Spilbergen ... Thus these famous navigators returned home together. Sadly, Jacob Le Maire did not share the honors, as he died of fever at Mauritius on the return trip" (Hill [2004] p.547). This edition contains four maps and four plates: 1. map of the world in two hemispheres with surrounding portraits; 2. map of Tierra del Fuego; 3. map of the South Sea; 4. plate of a Polynesian sailing a canoe; 5. plate bearing the inscription, "Isle de Cocos"; 6. plate bearing the inscription, "Isle de Hoorn"; 7. plate of the "Indian kings" and their village; 8. map of Nova Guinea. This copy has the pagination errors on pages 56, 215, and 179, that are not found in all copies. Schouten&#39;s work was originally published in Amsterdam in 1618 by Willem Jansz Blaeu. Though printed in his name, Schouten was most likely not the author of the present work, and it was probably compiled for him by Blaeu from the ships&#39; logs. The work proved to be exceedingly popular, "no fewer than thirty-eight editions of the work were printed in Holland alone between the year 1618 and 1766" (Church). This copy has the additional interest of having belonged to the famous philosopher John Locke, and includes his ink ownership inscription on the front pastedown. In front of his signature Locke has made the notation "b" which, according to The library of John Locke by Harrison and Laslett, was an inventory mark put into books in or about 1697 and not to be found in any books acquired after that date. Locke has noted at the foot of the titlepage that this is a duplicate copy. A translation of part of Locke&#39;s epitaph reads: "bred a scholar, he made his learning subservient only to the cause of truth", a dictum that led to a period of exile in Amsterdam. Locke "is widely regarded as one of the most influential Enlightenment thinkers and contributors to liberal theory. His writings influenced Voltaire and Rousseau, many Scottish Enlightenment thinkers, as well as the American revolutionaries. This influence is reflected in the American Declaration of Independence." (Wikipedia). European Americana 618/119; cf. Palau 305104 (the Paris 1619 edition); Sabin 77952; Tiele-Muller 42n.

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        The New Testament, Of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

      With the former Translations diligently revised. Het Nieuwe Testament, Ofte alle Boecken des Nieuwen Verbonts onses Herren Jesu Christi. Volgens het Besluyt der Sinode van Dordrecht inde Jare 1618 en 1619. Amsterdam, By de Weduwe van Steven Swart 1700. 12:o. (2),580 pp. Contemporary full calf, spine gilt in compartments. Boards with two line border and panel with floral centerpiece and floral tool at corners all in blind. Spine worn with some loss at head of spine and small piece missing from title-label. Lower board with scraped surface 20 x 9 mm at upper edge. Martin Gulbrandson, Maria Gulbranson, Martin Gulbranson Uddewalla 1809 on firts free endpaper. Denna bibel köpte jag Efter Capten A. Gullbrandson i Götheborg 1837. B. A. Lundgren on second free endpaper. B.A. Lundgren on title. The two blank endpapers at front with some watersoiling. 16,5 x 10 cm.. Darlow & Moule 675. English and Dutch text in parallel columns. According to loose slip: Sjökapten Berndt Ander Lundgren Wikens gård Onsala född på Norrelund gift med Nora Beata Jansson från Wiken Onsala

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