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         Histoire des drogues, espiceries, et de certains medicamens simples, qui naissent e"s Indes & en Amérique, divisé en deux parties. La première comprise en quatre livres: les deux premiers de Mr Garcie du jardin, le troisiesme de Mr Christophle de la Coste, & le quatriesme de l"Histoire du Baulme adjoustée de nouveau en ceste seconde edition: où il est prouvé, que nous avons le vray Baulme d"Arabie, contre l"opinion des anciens & modernes. La seconde composée de deux livres de maistre Nicolas Monard, traictant de ce qui nous est apporté de l"Amérique.

      Lyon: Jean Pillehotte, 1619 - Seconde edition "reveuë & augmentée", fort in-8; [8f.], 369p., [15p.], 176p., [5p.], [1f. blanc], 102p., [7p.], [1f. bl.], 262p., [6p.]; nombreuses illustrations sur bois dans le texte. Reliure d"époque en vélin souple, titre manuscrit au dos. Quelques taches sur la reliure, travail de vers en deux parties du volume n"affectant pas la lecture, quelques mouillures, autrement en bon état. Important ouvrage publié pour la première fois en portugais en 1563. Il existe également plusieurs éditions latines et italiennes, mais seulement deux éditions en français, la première publiée en 1602. L"ouvrage, d"un grand intérêt, répertorie les plantes, fruits, épices animaux et minéraux d"Inde et du Nouveau Monde, pour la plupart inconnus des européens. Il constitue également un véritable traité de médecine tropicale, avec la description de maladies exotiques et de traitements jusqu"alors inconnus. Cette édition est illustrée de nombreux bois représentant plantes, fruits et produits exotiques.

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         Lagographia. Natura leporum, qua prisci autores et recentiores prodidere quidve utilitatis in re medica ab isto quadrupede percipiatur. Liber singularis.

      Amberg, Johann Schönfeld 1619 - 4to (189x135 mm); contemporary full calf (worn and rubbed, front hinge and top of the spine repaired); 82 [i.e. 91], (5) pp. Numerous errors in pagination. With 8 woodcut illustrations in the text, depicting the hare, while jumping or grazing, and its anatomy. From the libraries of Alfred Barmore Maclay and Dodgson Hamilton Madden. Bookplate of Bibliotheca Tilliana. Slightly browned, but a very good, fresh copy. FIRST EDITION of this comprehensive monograph on the hare, studied from a zoological, medical, historical, gastronomic, cynegetic, and literary perspective. "A quaint and amusing book on the hare in 57 chapters, of which chapter 37 (Venatio e Captura) and 38 (Fuga e Cursus) deal with hare hunting; Chapter 50 contains a treatise on the horned hare" (Schwerdt, II, 288). The book is also of gastronomic interest, as it includes chapters on hare meat quality (Caro leporis cibus qualis, pp. 35-38), its aphrodisiac vitues (An cibus eroticus e amatorius, pp. 38-39), and on Jews avoiding the hare meat (Judaei abstinent a lepore, pp. 39-40). There is also a chapter on how to best feed hares (Ruminatio, pp. 46-48) illustrated with a woodcut. Waldung was professor of medicine at Altdorf from 1592. OCLC, 14304468; Ceresoli, 553; Krivatsy, 12578. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Biblia, dat is: de gantsche H. Schrifture, vervattende alle de canonijcke boecken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments.Amsterdam, widow of Paulus Aertsz. van Ravesteyn, 1660. 3 parts in 1 volume. Large folio (47.5 x 32 cm). With an integral engraved general title-page, 6 double-page engraved maps, including a world map and a plan of Jerusalem, and 336 Bible-illustrations by Claes Jansz. Visscher (after Matthäus Merian?) on 42 numbered single-page plates. The maps and illustrations coloured by an early hand with extensive use of gold. 18th-century black so-called sharkskin over bevelled wooden boards (ca. 1770?), with 8 large silver corner-pieces and 2 large silver clasps with catchplates and anchorplates, all with matching stamped relief decoration, gilt and gauffered edges. The silver furnishings bear Amsterdam city hallmarks with year letter C and master's mark DF. Rebacked with most of the original backstrip mounted on the spine.

      Poortman, Bijbel en prent I, p. 233 (cf. pp. 147, 151); cf. Darlow & Moule 3315; for the maps: Poortman & Augusteijn 27.1-6; the prints not in Hollstein; Poortman Bijbel en prent; for the zilver furnishings: Voet, Amst. zilversmeden 448-449. Extra-illustrated large folio edition of the Dutch Statenbijbel (States Bible) with 6 maps and 336 illustrations hand-coloured, the translation officially authorized by the Dutch Reformed Church and published with a privilege from the States General of the Dutch Republic. The 1619 Synod of Dordrecht established a committee to prepare the new translation, and leading Dutch scholars worked on it for nearly twenty years before Paulus Aertsz. van Ravesteyn (ca. 1586-1655) published the first edition in 1637. The 6 maps and the engraved illustrations were produced to be inserted into Van Ravesteyn's folio editions. The series of 336 illustrations by Claes Jansz. Visscher with eight to one leaf, are engraved by Cornelis Danckerts. With some browning, but still generally in good condition and with large margins. The binding has been rebacked, as noted, and the "sharkskin" on the boards has some cracks and wear, but the silver furnishings and gauffered edges are well-preserved. A stunning, large States Bible with 6 maps and 336 illustrations coloured by an early hand with extensive gold.

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         Biblia, dat is: de gantsche H. Schrifture, vervattende alle de canonijcke boecken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments.Amsterdam, widow of Paulus Aertsz. van Ravesteyn, 1660. 3 parts in 1 volume. Large folio (47.5 x 32 cm). With an integral engraved general title-page, 6 double-page engraved maps, including a world map and a plan of Jerusalem, and 336 Bible-illustrations by Claes Jansz. Visscher (after Matthäus Merian?) on 42 numbered single-page plates. The maps and illustrations coloured by an early hand with extensive use of gold. 18th-century black so-called sharkskin over bevelled wooden boards (ca. 1770?), with 8 large silver corner-pieces and 2 large silver clasps with catchplates and anchorplates, all with matching stamped relief dec

      - Poortman, Bijbel en prent I, p. 233 (cf. pp. 147, 151); cf. Darlow & Moule 3315; for the maps: Poortman & Augusteijn 27.1-6; the prints not in Hollstein; Poortman Bijbel en prent; for the zilver furnishings: Voet, Amst. zilversmeden 448-449. Extra-illustrated large folio edition of the Dutch Statenbijbel (States Bible) with 6 maps and 336 illustrations hand-coloured, the translation officially authorized by the Dutch Reformed Church and published with a privilege from the States General of the Dutch Republic. The 1619 Synod of Dordrecht established a committee to prepare the new translation, and leading Dutch scholars worked on it for nearly twenty years before Paulus Aertsz. van Ravesteyn (ca. 1586-1655) published the first edition in 1637. The 6 maps and the engraved illustrations were produced to be inserted into Van Ravesteyn's folio editions. The series of 336 illustrations by Claes Jansz. Visscher with eight to one leaf, are engraved by Cornelis Danckerts. With some browning, but still generally in good condition and with large margins. The binding has been rebacked, as noted, and the "sharkskin" on the boards has some cracks and wear, but the silver furnishings and gauffered edges are well-preserved. A stunning, large States Bible with 6 maps and 336 illustrations coloured by an early hand with extensive gold. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Nova Africae Tabula Auctore Jodoco Hondio

      Artist: Hondius Hendrik ca ; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca1619 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Some restorations due to original color, mounted.; - size (in cm): 37 x 50; - description: Map shows total Africa with its countries and borders, decorative offshore ships, sea monsters and animals.; - vita of the artist: "Jodocus Hondius (1563 ?1612) was a Dutch engraver, and cartographer. He is best known for his early maps of the New World and Europe, for re-establishing the reputation of the work of Gerard Mercator, and for his portraits of Francis Drake. He helped establish Amsterdam as the center of cartography in Europe in the 17th century. He was born in Wakken and grew up in Ghent. In his early years he established himself as an engraver, instrument maker and globe maker. In 1584 he moved to London to escape religious difficulties in Flanders.While in England, Hondius was instrumental in publicizing the work of Francis Drake, who had made a circumnavigation of the world in the late 1570s. In particular, in 1589 Hondius produced a now famous map of the bay of New Albion, where Drake briefly established a settlement on the west coast of North America. Hondius' map was based on journal and eyewitness accounts of the trip and has long fueled speculation about the precise location of Drake's landing, which has not yet been firmly established by historians. Hondius is also thought to be the artist of several well-known portraits of Drake that are now in the National Portrait Gallery in London.In 1593 he moved to Amsterdam, where he remained until the end of his life. In co-operation with the Amsterdam publisher Cornelis Claesz. in 1604 he purchased the plates of Gerard Mercator's Atlas from Mercator's grandson. Mercator's work had languished in comparison to the rival Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Ortelius. Hondius republished Mercator's work with 36 additional maps, including several which he himself had produced. Despite the addition of his own contributions, Hondius gave Mercator full credit as the author of the work, listing himself as the publisher. Hondius' new edition of Mercator's work was a great success, selling out after a year. Hondius later published a second edition, as well as a pocket version Atlas Minor. The maps have since become known as the "Mercator/Hondius series".In the French edition of the Atlas Minor we find one of the first instances of a thematic map using map symbols. This is a map entitled Designatio orbis christiani (1607) showing the dispersion of major religions.[1]Between 1605 and 1610 he was employed by John Speed to engrave the plates for Speed's The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine.Hondius died, aged 48, in Amsterdam. After his death, his publishing work in Amsterdam was continued by his widow, two sons, Jodocus II and Henricus, and son-in-law Johannes Janssonius, whose name appears on the Atlas as co-publisher after 1633.[2] Eventually, starting with the first 1606 edition in Latin, about 50 editions of the Atlas were released in the main European languages. In the Islamic world, the atlas was partially translated by the Turkish scholar Katip Çelebi. The series is sometimes called the "Mercator/Hondius/Janssonius" series because of Janssonius's later contributions." [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Euclidis Elementorum Libri XV Una Cum Scholiis Antiquis a Federico Commandino Urbinate in Latinum Conversi

      Pisa : Typis Flaminii Concordiae 1619 - Folio. [10], 255 leaves : illustrations, title in red and black. ; 31 cm. Contemporary calf, Modern reback, leather spine label. Armorial bookplate of the Earl of Galloway on verso of title page. Title page soiled, Generally clean throughout. Second and expanded edition of Federico Commandino's important translation of the Elements. Commandino's first translation was published in 1572, and this translation was made use of by subsequent editors for centuries. Riccardi 1619, 2.; Max Steck: IV 19; Brunet II 1090 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Origenis Philocalia : de obscuris S. Scripturæ locis, a SS. PP. Basilio Magno, & Gregorio Theologo, ex varijs Origenis commentarijs excerpta. Quid insuper in hoc opere contineatur, sequens pag. indicabit. Omnia nunc primum Graece edita, ex Bibliotheca Regia opera & studio Io. Tarini Andegaui, qui & Latina fecit & notis illustravit. D.i. Orinenis Philocalia p. 1-453; mit eigenem Zwischentitel: ZACHARIAE Scholastici Christiani, postea Episcopi Mitylenes, De mundo opificio contras philosophos disputatio. [p. 455-558]; ANASTASII Prespyteri in sina Monte, De hominis creatione a deo, ad imaginem & similitudinem suam. [p. 559-608]; PSELLOS. De anima Celebres opiniones. [p. 608-680].

      Paris Petri de Forge., 1619 [i.e.1618]. [12] Bl., 736 S., [11] Bl. Ganzpergamenteinband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Graesse V, 46ff.; Hoffmann III, 23ff. Dibdin I, 190. etc. Sehr seltene Editio Princeps der Philocalia des Origenis und aller weiteren angegebenen Schriften in sehr gutem Exemlar. Zweispaltiger Druck mit griechisch/lateinischer Paralelltext und ausführlichem Kommentar. Hoffmann und Dibdin schreiben von einer druckgleichen Ausgabe von 1618. Titel mit altem Stempel und Notizen von alter Hand.Teile 2-4 mit eigenem Zwischentitel in fortlaufender Paginierung. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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         Arnstedt, Henning Levin von. - Wappen & Autograf. - "Henning-Levin von Arnstedt".

      - Zeichnung / Gouache & Tusche, auf Büttenpapier, 1619. Von Französisch (17. Jh.). 22,2 x 19,4 cm (Darstellung) / 31,4 x 20,4 cm (Blatt) / 35 x 22 cm (Trägerblatt). In brauner Feder unten bezeichnet: "Dieses habe ich zue freundliche[n] und immerwehrenden Gedengke[n] geschrieben Ao 1619 / Henning-Levin von Arnstedt". - Barockes Wappen- & Stammblatt des Henning Levin von Arnstedt für das Liber amicorum des Gelehrten Johann Papius, Rektor an der Universität in Bourges. Dazu Autograf mit Unterschrift. - Wappenbild des Adelsgeschlechts von Arnstedt. - Mit knappem Rand um Darstellung und Schrift. Alt (spätes 19. Jh.) auf Trägerpapier gesetzt. Kolorit kräftig und frisch erhalten. Insgesamt noch sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. Französisch (17. Jh.) . Henning Levin von Arnstedt (1597 Großwerther - 1649). Deutscher Adliger aus dem Adelsgeschlecht der Edelfreien von Arnstedt, Grafschaft Mansfeld. Herr auf Barleben und Großwerther. 1623 Heirat der Anna Luise von Veltheim. Sohn Friedrich Heinrich von Arnstedt. Sprache: Deutsch

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         Aristotelis Opera Omnia Quae Extant Graecè & Latinè Veterum ac recentiorum interpretum, vt Adriani Turnebi, Isaaci Casauboni, Julij Pacil studio emendatissima. Cum Kyriaci Strozae Patritii Florentini libris duobus Graecolatinis de Republicâ in supplementum politicorum Aristotelis. Sed nouissimae huic editioni omnium quae hactenus prodierunt, ornatissimae accessit breuis ac perpetuus in omnes Aristotelis libros commentarius, siue Synopsis Analytica Doctrinae Peripateticae, non antehac visa; in quâ vt in expeditiore tabellâ, Aristotelis philosophia omnis, provt ea suo ordine descripta est, perspicuè breuitérque indicatur, & pro rerum dignitate exponitur. ; Authore Guillelmo Du-Val Pontesiano, Philosophiae Graecae & Latinae in Parisiensi Acade

      Lutetiae Parisorum Typis Regus 1619 - FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. 4 volumes in 2. Folio, 400 x 247 mms., pp. [xxxii], 572 573 - 1251 [1252 blank, 1253 - 1286 Index]; [iv], 131 [132 blank], 470 471 - 1104 [1105 - 1136 Index], title-pages in red and black, with portrait vignette of Aristotle on each title-page, contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine; spines cracked but firm, binding dried and a bit worn, with the bookplate of the Association of Convent Schools on the recto of the front free end-paper in each volume. In The Canterbury Tales (1387 - 1400) Geoffrey Chaucer introduced the "general reader" to Aristotle in the persona of the "Clerk of Oxenford," who "For hym was levere have at his beddes heed/ Twenty bookes, clad in blak or reed,/ Of Aristotle and his philosophie." Thomas De Quincey finished "our system of metaphysics by roofing the whole with Duval's enormous Aristotle." My favoritive, however, is that from Bertrand Russell: "Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted. He did not do so because he thought he knew." Joseph William Moss in his Manual of Classical Bibliography (1837) wrote that this edition, "This edition is the best, and most esteemed, which has yet appeared, of this philosopher; we could not have any great opinion of it were we to judge by the mediocrity of its price, and the little estimation in which it is held in commerce, where copies, except they are in very good preservation, have little value attached to them." The life of Aristotle in this edition is by Diogenes Laertius translated by Isaac Casaubon (1559 - 1614). Duval's text derives from that of Casaubon, published in 1605. Ben Jonson owned a copy of this 1619 edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Livonia.

      Gerard Mercator, Amsterdam 1619 - Copper engraving, uncolored as published. French text edition. The paper overall toned or browned, printed on the full sheet as published. In good condition.

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         Historiae Normannorum scriptores antiqui, res ab illis per Galliam, Angliam, Apuliam, Capuae principatum, Siciliam, & Orientem gestas explicantes, ab anno Christi DCCCXXXVIII as annum MCCXX. Insertae sunt monasteriorum fundationes variae, series episcoporum ac abbatum : genealogiae regum, ducum, comitum, & nobilium : plurima denique alia vetera tam ad profanam quam ad sacram illorum temporum historiam pertinentia. Ex mss. codd. omnia fere nunc primum edidit Andreas Duchesnius Turonensis.

      Paris 1619 - fort vol. in-folio, [6] ff. n. ch. (titre, dédicace au clergé de Rouen, préface, titre de relais), 1104 pp., [8] ff. n. ch. d'index et de colophon, maroquin vieux rouge, dos à nerfs cloisonné et fleuronné, encadrement de triple filet doré sur les plats, armes au centre, double filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées sur marbrure, dentelle intérieure (rel. du XVIIIe s.). Cette immense compilation des historiens anglo-normands et italo-normands devait comporter trois volumes, mais seul celui-ci est paru, limité à l'Angleterre, et figura dès le XIXe siècle parmi les plus rares et les plus recherchées des compositions de Du Chesne (1584-1640). Ici, l'on trouvera les chroniques antérieures à Rollon, le poème d'Abbon sur le siège de Paris, l'oeuvre d'Orderic Vital, la Chronique de Normandie, les Annales de Saint-Etienne de Caen, etc. Brunet II, 856. Frère I, 387-388. Bel exemplaire aux armes de Louis-Henri de Loménie de Brienne (1636-1698), secrétaire d'Etat. Il avait constitué une importante bibliothèque, dont les ouvrages, pour la plupart, étaient reliés par Dusseuil en maroquin rouge, comme ici. O.H.R., 1076-2. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Origenis Philocalia : de obscuris S. Scripturæ locis, a SS. PP. Basilio Magno, & Gregorio Theologo, ex varijs Origenis commentarijs excerpta. Quid insuper in hoc opere contineatur, sequens pag. indicabit. Omnia nunc primum Graece edita, ex Bibliotheca Regia opera & studio Io. Tarini Andegaui, qui & Latina fecit & notis illustravit. D.i. Orinenis Philocalia p. 1-453; mit eigenem Zwischentitel: ZACHARIAE Scholastici Christiani, postea Episcopi Mitylenes, De mundo opificio contras philosophos disputatio. [p. 455-558]; ANASTASII Prespyteri in sina Monte, De hominis creatione a deo, ad imaginem & similitudinem suam. [p. 559-608]; PSELLOS. De anima Celebres opiniones. [p. 608-680].

      Paris Petri de Forge., 1619 [i.e.1618]. - [12] Bl., 736 S., [11] Bl. Graesse V, 46ff.; Hoffmann III, 23ff. Dibdin I, 190. etc. Sehr seltene Editio Princeps der Philocalia des Origenis und aller weiteren angegebenen Schriften in sehr gutem Exemlar. Zweispaltiger Druck mit griechisch/lateinischer Paralelltext und ausführlichem Kommentar. Hoffmann und Dibdin schreiben von einer druckgleichen Ausgabe von 1618. Titel mit altem Stempel und Notizen von alter Hand.Teile 2-4 mit eigenem Zwischentitel in fortlaufender Paginierung. gr Gewicht in Gramm: 2500 Ganzpergamenteinband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Completum Artis Exorcisticae

      Complementum artis exorcisticae, cui simile nunquam visum est, 1619, Venice, by Zachariah Visconti. Very good condition, hardbound, complete, leather/vellum binding. Extremely rare. For collectors in this genre of literature, this work is sought after.This exorcism manual was written by a professional exorcist in Milan. Not only does Visconti give the ecclesiastical basis for exorcism, but also lays out the prayers, techniques, and formulas of exorcistic rituals.This work is considered to have been influential and significant. Rarely comes to market. I can find only one other, more recent edition with a higher price tag.

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         T Bosch der Eremyten ende Eremytinnen van AEgypten ende Palestinen, met Figuren van Abraham Blommaert, in coper ghesneden door Boetius a Bolswert: met cort verhael van eens yders leven ghetrocken uyt het Vaders-Boeck

      Hantvverpen (Antwerp): Hieronymus Verdussen 1619 - Very Good HC. Text in Dutch (blackletter); tekst in het Nederlands (gotisch). Full contemporary vellum; untitled; raised bands on spine; red edges; 50 numbered full page copperplate engravings of Christian eremite saints (25 male, 25 female) printed recto with text pages verso; full page frontispiece for work as well as full page frontispiece for female section. Vellum in very good condition with some handling discoloration, remains supple; ties at cover fore edges lacking; tightly bound; few pencil notes on front pastedown; without free end papers; lacking frontispiece for male section (leaf A!; facsimile laid in); few leaves with light damp stains or soiling, mostly in margins, otherwise light and clean interior; one leaf (B3) with large chip at top fore corner not affecting portrait but with some text missing from marginal notation on verso (see photo); all leaves remain supple. 25 x 18 cm; 51 text pages; 50 numbered plates + 2 frontispiece plates; in 4s. Ref, OCLC #901301549. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Biblia Hebraica. Eorundem Latina Interpretatio Xantis Pagnini Lucensis, Benedicti Ariae Montani Hispal. & quorundam aliorum collato studio, ad Hebraicam dictionem diligentissime expensa [WITH] Novum Testamentum Graecum, Cum vulgata interpretatione Latina Graeci contextus lineis inferta: Quae quidem interpretatio cum a Graecarum dictionum proprietate discedit, sensum, videlicet, magis quam verba exprimens, in margine libriest collocata: atque alia Ben. Ariae Montani Hispalensis opera e verbo reddita, acdiuerso characterum genere distincta, in eius est substituta locum

      Geneva: Excudebat Petrus de la Rouiere, 1619. Later edition. Hardcover. poor to good. Hebrew and Latin Bible bound together as issued. Folio. (24),183, (1), 283, (1), 84, 203, (1); (8), 271, (1), (38), (2), (4), 70, (2), 167, (1), (12). Original calf with gilt lettering on label of spine; raised bands. Red edges but faded. Engraved title pages. Historiated head and endpieces and initials. "Biblia Hebraica" (five parts in one) with double columns and interlinear text in Hebrew and Latin; issued with an interlinear Greek and Latin edition of the New Testament (Novum Testamentum Graecum). In 1583 Platin published a reprint of the Novum Testamentum Graecum which was first reprinted by de la Rouiere in 1609. The Biblia Hebraica was then published separately from the New Testament in 1618. Front cover cracked at joint but attached and reinforced with library tape at gutter, wear along edges, back cover detached, wear along edges and both rubbed. Spine cracked in the middle. Inked notes of previous owner "Kirkpatrick" on front free endpaper and top of preface. Title page with some staining. Small sticker on inside back cover of Latin text with printed Rev. John Steele No. and 4 in handwriting. The other previous owner's name "Kirkpatrick" inked to front free endpaper. Endpapers browned and somewhat stained at Hebrew text, few chips and some creasing to Latin title page. Block with heavy foxing. Binding in overall poor, interior in good condition. Benedictus Arias Montanus a.k.a. Benito Arias Montano (1527 - 1598) was a Spanish Orientalist best known for editing the Antwerp Polyglot. Born at Fregenal de la Sierra, he studied at the universities of Seville and Alcala. Montano became a clerical member of the Military Order of St. James, and accompanied the Bishop of Segovia to the Council of Trent (1562), winning great distinction. On his return he was summoned by Philip II (1568) to supervise a new Polyglot Bible, the second such work following the Complutusian Polyglott completed in 1517. This work was first issued in 8 volumes in 1572 by the publisher of our work. Montano was appointed by King Philip II to be the superintendent and was responsible for a large part of the translation and editing, together with major scholars. He, then, took the Bible to Rome for the approbation of Pope Gregory XIII. Leon de Castro, a professor of Oriental languages at Salamanca denounced Montano to the Pope, and later to the Spanish Inquisition for having altered the Biblical text. It took Montano several journeys to Rome until he was acquitted of the charges in 1580. After that, he returned to his hermitage, refusing the Episcopal honors offered him by King Philip II.

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         'T Bosch der Eremyten ende Eremytinnen van AEgypten ende Palestinen, met Figuren van Abraham Blommaert, in coper ghesneden door Boetius a Bolswert: met cort verhael van eens yders leven ghetrocken uyt het Vaders-Boeck

      Hantvverpen (Antwerp): Hieronymus Verdussen, 1619 Very Good HC. Text in Dutch (blackletter); tekst in het Nederlands (gotisch). Full contemporary vellum; untitled; raised bands on spine; red edges; 50 numbered full page copperplate engravings of Christian eremite saints (25 male, 25 female) printed recto with text pages verso; full page frontispiece for work as well as full page frontispiece for female section. Vellum in very good condition with some handling discoloration, remains supple; ties at cover fore edges lacking; tightly bound; few pencil notes on front pastedown; without free end papers; lacking frontispiece for male section (leaf A!; facsimile laid in); few leaves with light damp stains or soiling, mostly in margins, otherwise light and clean interior; one leaf (B3) with large chip at top fore corner not affecting portrait but with some text missing from marginal notation on verso (see photo); all leaves remain supple. 25 x 18 cm; 51 text pages; 50 numbered plates + 2 frontispiece plates; in 4s. Ref, OCLC #901301549.

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         Degli elementi d’Euclide libri XV

      Appresso Flaminio Concordia (Pesaro) 1619 - In folio 33,3 x 22,5cm, pp 16 non numerate, pp 556 numerate solo al recto, modesta legatura coeva in cartone muto, con lievi abrasioni al dorso, esemplare in barbe ad ampi margini, numerose figure geometriche e capilettera incisi, stemma dei Della Rovere inciso al frontespizio e insegna tipografica al recto ultima carta, traduzione del matematico Federigo Commandino da Urbino una delle più pregiate e ristampate anche in UK In folio 33,3 x 22,5 cm, pp 16 not numbered, pp 556 numbered only at the recto, modest contemporary mute cardboard binding with slight abrasions at the back, copy with deckle edges and wide margins, numerous geometric figures and engraved initial letters, coat of arms of Della Rovere family engraved on the frontispiece and typographic coat of arms to the recto of last page, translation by the mathematician Federigo Commandino from Urbino, one of the most valuable and reprinted also in the UK. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Grammatica Syra. Duobus libris methodice explicata. Editio posterior, priori ita emendatior & locupletior, ut nova videri possit.

      Leide (Leiden) Typis Raphelengianis, 1619, - kl. in-4to, 8 Bl. (Titelbl. mit hs. Eintragung - Praefatio: A2 kl. Randausriss ohne Textverlust - ein wenig Text durchgestrichen) + 178 S. + 1 Bl. (Inscriptiones), kleiner Stempel unten am Titelblatt ?Ex Testam ?Rimmi Olivera?, flexibler Pergament-Einband d. Zeit. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. DHBS Bd. 7: Kaspar Waser, berühmter Orientalist prof. f. Hebraisch in Zürich.

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         Fiesole distrutta di Gio. Domenico Peri contadino d'Arcidosso al Ser.mo G. Duca di Tosc.a Cosimo secondo.

      - (In Firenze, nella Stamperia di Zanobi Pignoni, 1619), in-4, leg. coeva in piena pergamena floscia, cuffia superiore restaurata, pp. [6], 197, [3]. Frontespizio e ritratto dell'Autore incisi in rame da Callot; iniziali, fregi e marca tipografica (sull'ultima carta, al recto) incisi in legno. Bruniture, qualche gora marginale. Prima edizione. Graesse, V, p. 202. Brunet, IV, 498, Piantanida, 2831. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Prado Espiritual recopilado de antiguos, claríssimos, y santos Doctores, por. Ahora nuevamente añadido de muchas y diversas Flores de Santos, por el mismo Autor. Primera y Segunda parte.

      - Lérida, Luys Manescal, 1619, 2 partes en un volumen, 29,5 x 21 cm., plena piel de época, lomo con adornos dorados, 16 h. + 169 folios a dos columnas = 4 h. incluso portada + 213 folios a dos columnas + 11 h. de índices. (Primera portada recortada y remarginada y última hoja de índice reforzada por el margen exterior. Según Palau es una de las últimas impresiones de Manescal. Raro libro no recogido por Jiménez Catalán del que solo hemos localizado el ejemplar deteriorado existente en la Biblioteca Histórica de Valencia, aunque solo da paginación de la primera parte; hay además otros 2 ejemplares, también deteriorados, de solo la primera parte). LLEIDA

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         Esequie della maestà cesarea dell'imperador Mattia celebrate dal serenissimo Cosimo secondo gran duca di Toscana. Descritte da Alessandro Stufa de' conti del Calcione. [Legato con:] VETTORI Pietro. Oratio Petri Victorii habita Florentiae in funere Matthiae Caesaris Romanorum imperatoris Augusti.

      - In Firenze, nella stamperia del Cecconcelli, alle Stelle Medicee, 1619; Florentiae, apud Petrum Cecconcellium ad Medicaea Sydera, 1619; voll. 2 legati in 1, in-4, leg. coeva in piena pergamena (ma i bordi esterni di entrambi i piatti sono stati professionalmente reintegrati con pergamena antica), pp. 57, [3], l'ultima carta bianca - 21, [3], l'ultima c. bianca. Con stemma imperiale su ambedue i frontespizi, una incisione in rame di Jacques Callot (veduta della cerimonia) ripiegata f.t. nel primo titolo e una bella marca editoriale in xilografia al verso delle penultima carta del secondo. L'incisione di Callot è rifilata (senza alcuna perdite, né all'immagine, né al titolo sottostante). Circoscritta gora al margine esterno di carta A4 del primo titolo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Ephemerides novae motuum coelestium, ab anno vulgaris aerae MDCXVII [-MDCXVIII, MDCXIX, MDCXX]: Ex observationibus potissimum Tychonis Brahei, hypothesibus physicis, & tabulis Rudolphinis; ad meridianum Vranopyrgicum in freto Cimbrico, quem proxime circumstant Pragensis, Lincensis, Venetus, Romanus. Praemittitur I. Explicatio fundamentorum ephemeridis, praesertim ubi Motibus Lunae a libro Progymnasmatum Braheirsessum. Vbirespondetur ad crebr as interpellationes Davidis Fabricij Astr: Frisij, esjusq[ue] opiniones circa Vmbram Terrae & alias jucundas materias examinantur. II. Instructio super nova ephemeridis forma, & causae mutatae formae consuetae, ex sanioribus astrologiae fundamentis. Adjecta sunt primae Ephemeridi anni 1617. observationes meteorologicae ad dies singulos, & astronomicae nonnullae.

      Linz: Johannes Plank, [1617-1619]. First edition, very rare and with an exceptional royal provenance, of Kepler's Ephemerides for the years 1617-1620. These were the first tables of astronomical data calculated by Kepler on the basis of the new celestial mechanics he had published in Astronomia nova (1609), and also the first calculated using logarithms, preceding by a decade the Tabulae Rudolphinae (1627). The accuracy and reliability of Kepler's ephemerides greatly surpassed those of other ephemerides of the time; as a result, the Copernican doctrine gained in esteem, and it was more and more accepted that it was not just a new and useful mathematical hypothesis, but a reflection of reality. In his important introductions to the tables, Kepler discusses sunspots (including his claim to have been the first of the century to observe them), his lunar theory, the application of logarithms (the ephemeris of 1620 is dedicated to their inventor, Napier), the camera obscura (which for Kepler was of great importance to astronomy), the final chapter in Kepler's relations with the friend-turned-critic David Fabricius, and many other topics of the greatest interest in the history of science. "Already in 1609, at the time his Astronomia nova appeared, Kepler had formulated the plan of publishing ephemerides giving daily positions of the Sun, Moon, and planets for eighty years, beginning in 1582 with Tycho's first systematic observations of the planets; the calculated positions would be derived from Tycho's observations and from the new celestial physics that Kepler had developed in the course of his "war on Mars." He hoped to enlist the assistance of Magini, the Bolognese astronomer, in carrying out the calculations, but this idea came to naught. The project on its way to realization had to be greatly curtailed in scope; its execution was delayed by the claims of other enterprises and by numerous calamities" (Wilson). A second volume of ephemerides, covering the years 1621-36, was published by Kepler at Zagan in 1630, shortly before his death on 15 November. ABPC/RBH list only one copy since the Honeyman sale (Swann, Apr 19, 2001, lot 184, $25,300). The Honeyman copy sold for £4,000 ($9,216) in 1980. Provenance: Queen Sophia of Württemberg (17 June 1818 - 3 June 1877), wife of King William III of the Netherlands, full-page hand-written dedication in Latin, dated 1863, on front free endpaper from her to; Francis Napier, 10th Lord Napier and 1st Baron Ettrick (15 September 1819 - 19 December 1898), his bookplate on front paste-down. Queen Sophia corresponded with several European scholars, protected and stimulated the arts, and maintained warm ties with Emperor Napoleon III and Queen Victoria. Francis Napier, descendant of John Napier of Merchiston (1550-1617), the inventor of logarithms, was a Scottish polyglot, diplomat and colonial administrator; he served as British Minister to the Netherlands from 1859 to 1860, to Russia from 1861 to 1864, and as Viceroy of India from February to May 1872. A number of letters from Queen Sophia to Napier are preserved in the archives of the Malet family at Duke University. Kepler was born in the Duchy of Württemberg (now in southern Germany) in 1571, and his early studies were supported by the Duke. In 1605 Kepler, then Imperial Mathematician to Emperor Rudolph II in Prague, completed the manuscript of Astronomia nova, which contained the first two of his three laws of planetary motion. "The great task which lay ahead of him, the great commission which he had to carry out, was to produce the astronomical tables planned by Tycho Brahe ... Kepler could no longer depend on the theoretical hypotheses previously made in the calculation of the planet orbits. By the discovery of the planet laws he had created an entirely new foundation for this calculation. But since he had derived these laws solely from the observations of Mars, it was now necessary to demonstrate their validity for the other planets also and to calculate the elements of the orbits of these on the new basis ... two more decades were to pass before the work was published [as Tabulae Rudolphinae, 1627]. "Associated with these astronomical researches is another work which likewise did not pass beyond the preparatory phase in the Prague period. The astronomical tables form the basis for calculating the ephemerides, that is the year-books which give the positions of the sun, moon and planets for each day of a year. Such ephemerides were very much in demand by astronomers who used them in their scientific researches, by seafarers who needed them for place determination, and last but not least also by calendar makers and astrologers to whom they were indispensable as supports for their prophecies. Kepler now planned to issue such an ephemerides and, moreover, for no less than eighty years. The year 1582 was to be the starting point because that was the year in which Brahe had begun his observations. From the year 1593 on, Kepler wanted to add his weather observations which dated from then, to get a sure basis for investigating the dependence of atmospheric conditions on the constellations in the sky. He wanted to complete this big work before publishing the [Rudolphine] tables. A double purpose guided him. In the first place, he wanted to be the one to reap the harvest which the treasure of Tycho's observations and his own improved planet calculations promised; after the publication of the tables someone else could easily precede him in this. Secondly, the ephemerides, which he proposed to calculate in advance for the years to come, were to form a test of the accuracy of this new mode of reckoning and consequently for the trustworthiness of his theoretical bases for these calculations which were to be published in the tables" (Caspar, Kepler, pp. 178-9). In 1611, the growing political-religious tension in Prague came to a head. Emperor Rudolph was forced to abdicate, and Kepler's prospects under Rudolph's successor (his brother Matthias) were dim. In the same year, his wife Barbara died from fever, and one of his children succumbed to smallpox. Following Rudolph's death in 1612, Kepler moved to Austria to take up a position as teacher and district mathematician in Linz. "There were two plans which he now wanted to realize; both had already engrossed his attention in Prague. The one concerned the ephemeris ... Kepler was occupied first in calculating the elements of the orbits of Venus and Mercury, a difficult task considering the extent of the Tychonic observational material. For whole months in 1614 - 1615 he sat over these calculations. The moon, with the numerous inequalities in its motion, gave even greater trouble. He worried over attempts to explain these inequalities physically, especially the variation, and to follow through the calculation of its physical concept accordingly. Hitherto it has hardly been noticed that here, too, he ran up against innovations in the framing of mathematical questions which deserve the interest of the mathematician and which were difficult to overcome with his tools. The year 1616 was primarily devoted to this painstaking work. Attacking the calculation of the ephemerides, the zealous scholar felt as though he had emerged from an abysmal sea. Waiting from March to May, 1617, at the court in Prague on the Emperor's order, he utilized his free time to complete the ephemeris for 1617; that for 1618 he calculated in the following months at home in Linz. Johannes Plank began the printing immediately" (ibid., pp. 238-9). The second of Kepler's plans was the preparation of his Epitome astronomiae Copernicanae. In 1615, Ursula Reingold, a woman in a financial dispute with Kepler's brother Christoph, claimed that Kepler's mother Katharina had made her sick with an evil brew. The dispute escalated, and in 1617 Katharina was accused of witchcraft; in the autumn of that year Kepler was forced to travel to Württemberg to attend her trial (she was eventually imprisoned for fourteen months). After his return in the first weeks of the following year, he resumed work on the Ephemerides and Epitome, but this was again interrupted by calamity. "On February 9, his little daughter Katharina died. The father was oppressed by sorrow over this loss. "I set the Tables aside since they required peace, and turned my mind to the contemplation of the Harmony [i.e., Harmonices mundi]"" (ibid., p. 265). "In the years 1617 - 1619, simultaneously with the Epitome, the first volume of the Ephemerides for the years 1617 - 1620 was completed. The publication of this volume had, as he says, given more printing work to him than to the printer himself. The supplementary printed ephemerides for 1617 contained his weather observations for each day of the year" (ibid., p. 300). Ephemerides were primarily numbers and the printer Plank did not have enough. Kepler therefore had to invest in his own set of numerical type. Only when these were available could Plank continue with the printing of the Ephemerides. "Prefixed to the ephemerides for 1617 is the twelve-page "Responsio ad Interpellationes D. Davidis Fabricij Astronomi Frisij, Insertas Prognosticis Suis Annorum 1615, 1616, 1617"; it deals primarily with the nature of sunspots and the history of their discovery" (Wilson). "In Phaenomenon singulare (1609) [Kepler] reported on a presumed transit of Mercury that he had observed on 29 May 1607. Unfortunately, Kepler had caught between clouds only two glimpses of a "little daub" that appeared on the solar image projected through a crack in the roof. After Galileo's discovery of sunspots, [Michael] Maestlin pointed out the error and Kepler ultimately printed a retraction in his Ephemerides for 1617, noting that unwittingly he had been the first of his century to observe a sunspot" (DSB). "An additional topic [in the Responsio] is the optics of the camera obscura, which for Kepler had considerable astronomical importance. Fabricius had found from observations of occultations of stars by the Moon that the dark part of the Moon appeared to be of smaller radius than the illuminated part, and had concluded from this that the Moon was surrounded by an envelope of air which absorbed the sunlight. Kepler argued (correctly) that the phenomenon derived simply from the operation of the eye, which is a camera obscura and like all such has a finite aperture: each point of the illuminated object sends a ray of light through each point of the aperture, and as a consequence the object as "caught" on the retina appears larger than it really is" (Wilson). "Logarithms play a major role in the construction of the ephemerides. Kepler first heard of Napier's invention in 1617, obtained a full description of it in 1618, and by 1619 was computing his own logarithms, although he had not yet seen the Napierean logarithms or received an account of the way in which they were computed. The ephemeris of 1620 is dedicated to Napier, and all the ephemerides from that year onwards were calculated by means of logarithms" (ibid.). Kepler published his own logarithm tables, and an account of their construction, at Marburg in 1624/5 (Chilias logarithmorum). "Of the accuracy of the tabular entries in Kepler's ephemerides Bialas gives us a thorough account (pp. 534-47), using Tuckerman's Planetary, lunar, and solar positions as a basis of comparison ... he finds standard errors in Kepler's ephemerides of about 6' for Saturn, Jupiter, and the Sun, of about 4' for Mars, and of about 10' for Venus and Mercury. These errors, he shows, are only occasionally due to computational mistakes; they derive principally from the exaggerated eccentricity that Kepler attributes to the Earth's orbit, and from small errors in the orbital elements of the other planets. In a similar comparison with Tuckerman of the ephemerides for 1617 of Magini and [David] Origanus, both of them based on the Prutenic tables, Bialas finds the standard errors to be, for Saturn, 10'; for Jupiter, 13'; for Mars, 57'; for Venus, 37'; for Mercury, 3°26'; and for the Sun, 27' (Magini) or 5' (Origanus). The superiority of the Keplerian ephemerides is thus especially striking in the cases of Mars, Venus, and Mercury" (ibid.). Extracts from Kepler's Ephemerides were reprinted by Frisch in 1868 (Joannis Kepleri astronomi opera Omnia, vol. VII, pp. 479-666), but with the tables mostly omitted. The entire work was first reprinted in vol. XI of the Gesammelte Werke. Caspar, Bibliographia Kepleriana 52; Houzeau & Lancaster 15040; Zinner 4594. Curtis Wilson, 'Review of Johannes Kepler Gesammelte Werke, vol. XI, part I: Ephemerides novae motuum coelestium. Edited by Volker Bialas (Münich: C. H. Beck, 1983),' Journal for the History of Astronomy, vol. 17 (1986), pp. 63-65. 4to (245 x 178 mm), pp. [xii], 1-39, [1, blank], [1], 40-45, [24, tables], [1, blank]; [7], [24, tables], [1, blank]; [7], [24, tables], [1, blank]; [7], [24, tables], [1, blank]. Printer's device on titles to 1617 and 1618 ephemerides (those of the 1619 and 1620 ephemerides having drop-titles only), engraved initials, woodcut diagrams in text, stamp of Francis Napier to title partially erased. Nineteenth-century vellum, remains of ties, red lettering-piece on spine, 'OBER RATH' stamped in gilt on front cover. Fine and crsip throughout.

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         Tutte l'opere d'architettura, et prospetiva, di Sebastiano Serlio bolognese, [.] Con la aggiunta delle inventioni di cinquanta porte, [.] Diviso in sette libri. Con un'indice copiosissimo [.] raccolto da m. Gio. Domenico Scamozzi vicentino. Di nuouo ristampate, & con ogni diligenza corrette.

      - In Venetia, appresso Giacomo de' Franceschi, 1619, in-4, contemporary full parchment binding, handwritten title on the spine, red tinted edges, leaves [24], [1], from 3 to 219, [2: the first is blanck], from 2 to 27, from this point the pages are numbered, [2], 243, [1]. With hundreds of woodcuts throughout the text (many of them are full page illustrations) and ornamented initials. Every book has its own title-page. One leaf (K4) lacks a little portion of a margin (away from the text): a nice copy, in its first binding. This work was of great importance in spreading the new manneristic tendencies all over Europe.

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         De Arminiaensche uytvaert

      Satyrical print showing the arminians leaving The Hague after the conviction by the Synod. Two farmers, here named Kees and Joost discuss about this procession and their dialogue is reported on the bottom. Some of the characters on the cart are numbered and after the dialogue is the reference list. The print is dated 1619. Etching and letterpress on paper; total: 344 x 294 mm (with text) several restorations (repaired tears) in text area and very small parts of the plate. Thread margins, on left and right sides; rather contrasting impression, slightly but evenly browned; Simon 239, Muller 1410; V. Stolk 144

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         Four important events of 1619; [from the portrait of Oldebarnevelt].

      These two plates were cut from a larger composition with the portrait of Oldebarnevelt (Van Oldebarneveld) in the center and other two small cricles with other representations. Four plates, numbered, representing 1) the beheading of Oldebarnevelt, 2) the hanging of Gielis van Ledenberg, 3) Hogerbeets and Grotius being brought to Loevenstein and 4) the banned preachers Vorstius, Tresel, Wtenbogaert and Haen. Plates are titled below: 'I van Oldebarnevelt onthooft den 13 mey'; 'Gielis van Ledenberg aldus opgehangen den 15 mey', 'R: Hogerberts: H. de Groot: eewich gebangen den 18 mey' and '2 en 4 sijn eewich gebannen v. 15 iaren 3 voor:2 iear gebannen' Signed within circular frame: 'EVV'; nr. one also: 'E. V.Velde fecit 1619'. Etching on paper, each ca. 90 x 100 mm ca.; they are printed two per folio; they were meant to be cut and mounted in the larger composition; total: 257 x 119 mm; the paper with nrs. 2 & 4 presents a large watermark with Amsterdam's arms; not in Hollstein; Muller 1413, van Stolk 1446 (one of four).

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         Cometa per Bootem

      gebundene Ausgabe A. Rhodius: Cometa Per Bootem. Wittenberg. Apud Paulum Helvvigium. [P. Helwig]. [1619]. 1st ed. Small 4to. (21,5 x 16,8). (32) pp. With large woodcut on title and several woodcuts in the text. Vignette on last page. Frayed edges, some repairs/ reinforcements to corners. Browning due to age. Bound in later full paper. 1st edition of a rare book on the comet of 1618 which interested Galileo, Kepler, Snell, and the other leading astronomers of the time. Rhodius (1577- 1633), was a German mathematician who served Tycho Brahe in Prague 1600-1 and later became professor of mathematics at the University of Wittenberg.

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         Four important events of 1619; [from the portrait of Oldebarnevelt].

      - These two plates were cut from a larger composition with the portrait of Oldebarnevelt (Van Oldebarneveld) in the center and other two small cricles with other representations. Four plates, numbered, representing 1) the beheading of Oldebarnevelt, 2) the hanging of Gielis van Ledenberg, 3) Hogerbeets and Grotius being brought to Loevenstein and 4) the banned preachers Vorstius, Tresel, Wtenbogaert and Haen. Plates are titled below: 'I van Oldebarnevelt onthooft den 13 mey'; 'Gielis van Ledenberg aldus opgehangen den 15 mey', 'R: Hogerberts: H. de Groot: eewich gebangen den 18 mey' and '2 en 4 sijn eewich gebannen v. 15 iaren 3 voor:2 iear gebannen' Signed within circular frame: 'EVV'; nr. one also: 'E. V.Velde fecit 1619'. Etching on paper, each ca. 90 x 100 mm ca.; they are printed two per folio; they were meant to be cut and mounted in the larger composition; total: 257 x 119 mm; the paper with nrs. 2 & 4 presents a large watermark with Amsterdam's arms; not in Hollstein; Muller 1413, van Stolk 1446 (one of four).

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         Ein newe Reyssbeschreibung aus Teutschland nach Constantinopel und Jerusalem.:

      Nuremberg Caspar Fulden 1619 - Third edition. The first was published in 1608. See Blackmer 1512. Bound in later vellum over boards. Leaf Aa4 (p.191-2) torn and repaired, 6 lines of text affected. Lacks 1 plate. Plates with paper repairs. Paper browned throughout. Small 4to, pp. [xliv], 340 [p. 340 mispaginated '240']; with 8 [of 9] plates, 7 folding, numerous woodcuts in the text. Title printed in red and black. Armorial bookplate on verso of title.

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         Essequie celebrate in Fiorenza dal sermo Gran Duca per la morte dell Imperator Mattias

      [Florence], 1619. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Etching, 282 x 210 mm plate, 353 x 287 mm sheet, on laid paper with a Cross of Lorraine watermark, a fine impression of the second state (of three), with wide margins, some minor mostly marginal foxing, taped to the backboard at three corners verso, otherwise in good condition. Lieure 299 II. Matthias (1557-1619), Holy Roman Emperor, died in Vienna in 1619. Callot executed this etching while employed in the Florentine ducal court. It shows the grand catafalque designed by Giulio Parigi, erected in Matthias's honor at the exequial offices.

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         [Zeldzaam Huwelyk, Het raadsel te Nijmegen, 1619 ].

      NL] Nauwkeurige kopie naar de ets van De Hooghe. Zonder signatuur en zonder jaartal. Onder de prent de gegraveerde regels tekst van Sylvius. Exemplaar zonder tekst in boekdruk onder de prent. [EN] Copy after Romeyn de Hooghe, without signature and year. Under the picture of the engraved lines of text by Sylvius. Exemplar without letterpress text."Etching on paper, with margins; damages on the bottom margin text and plate the latter repaired; contemporary notes on the verso in pencil and ink; platemark: 276 x 357mm, total: 313 x 420 mm. Niet bij M en v.St; cf L p.393 RdH150"

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         Figures des monnoyes de France.

      s.n.], 1619. In-4° (cm. 23,5), legatura genuina del tardo secolo XVIII in p. vitello avana con titolo in oro su tassello, nervi e filetti in oro al dorso (abile e piccolo restauro al piede di una cerniera), tagli rossi, risguardi marmorizzati; pp. 251 [1b] in ottimo stato e fresche, numerate romanamente, impresse al solo recto in legno; errore di numerazione alla pagina XI; Ex Libris araldico a secco in testa al frontespizio e una macchiolina alla stessa pagina. Edizione originale di un «livre fort rare» [Brunet. Catalogue du cabinet de M. 1338] che illustra squisitamente le monete della Francia medievale fino a tutto il XVI secolo. Libro bellissimo che è pure d'interesse piemontese per la dominazione di Francesco I (pp. 221-239). «This book is so little known in England, that I never heard of above two or three copies of it here. And it is now grown so extremely scarce in France, that I almost despaired of getting it» [Andrew Coltee Ducarel. A series of above two hundred Anglo-gallic or Norman and Aquitain coins of the antient Kings of England. London 1757, p.VII]. Cfr. Brunet III 59, Goldsmith F 1143, Ebert 9321: «Sehr seltene Sammlung». Superbo esemplare.

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         Zeldzaam Huwelyk [Het raadsel te Nijmegen, 1619]

      - [NL] Onder de prent de gegraveerde regels tekst van Sylvius. Daaronder tekst in boekdruk "Zeldzaam huwelijk" met het adres van Gerred de Broen te Amsterdam (werkzaam op dit adres 1733-1740, vgl Waller); gesigneerd even links van het midden "R de Hooge fecit", het jaartal 1698 r.o. is voor het grootste deel weggeslepen. [EN] Under the picture of the engraved lines of text by Sylvius. Below text in letterpress "Zeldzaam Huwelyk" (Rare marriage) with the address of Gerred de Broen in Amsterdam (working at this address from 1733 to 1740, cf. Waller); signed just left of center "R Hooge fecit". Rare etching and letterpress on paper with margins, some foldings and tears especially along the external margins, some stains on the plate and on the text; total: 510 x 415 mm. M suppl 3011c; v.St 1456; cf L p.393. RdH148

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         GEISTLICHE HERTZBLUM Das ist: Anmutiges und kräfftiges Bettbuch/ darin solche Gebett auff die fürnemlsten Feste deß Jahres nach der Ordnung begriffen welche mit allein das Herz einer andächtigen Person inn der Andacht stercken...

      Gregor Haenlin. Ingolstatt., 1619. 598 Seiten, 15,5x8,5 cm. hardcover Leder der Zeit mit 2 Messingschließen an Lederlaschen, Rücken berieben mit kleinen Fehlstellen, Kanten bestossen, Titelseite lose, sonst schönes Exemplar, SEHR SELTEN. ganzseitiger Kupferstich, Titelseite in Zweifarbdruck. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Christentum; Religion

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         AVISO DE CAZADORES Y CAZA

      Tarquinio Longo, Nápoles 1619 - Rarísima edición dela obra de Avendaño siguiendo la edición madrileña de Pedro Madrigal y realizada en Nápoles por Tarquinio Longo en 1619 (en portada) y 1620 al fin, 34 pp. Sin encuadernar, papel provisional en papel de aguas

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         Tratado de la arte mayor de arismetica, llamada algebra, o regla de la cosa

      Second edition. Tolra translated Juan Ventallol's Pratica mercantioul, first published in Lyon in 1521. This second edition appears to be even scarcer than the first, we having been unable to trace any other copy having been sold at auction; furthermore, we could only locate a handful of copies in institutions worldwide. The Tratado is often found bound along with another work by Tolra, although they are separate publications, as evident by Palau's treatment. The text begins explaining and giving a short historical background of arithmetic's, and extends to include guides applied to household economics; it includes woodcuts diagrams in the text. Provenance: Antonio Lopez; Isidoro Fernandez, ex libris on front pastedown. Palau, 333478.

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         Tractatus de consortibus eiusdem rei & fideicommisso legali auctore Hieronymo Portoles.

      Nicolai Assiayn., Pamplona. 1619 - 8, 383, 34 p., 2 en bl. Palau, 233614, Goyena, 344. Es la segunda edición, más rara que la primera, que se hizo en Zaragoza en 1583. Importante obra del Dr. Portolés que fue catedrático de la Universidad de Zaragoza, la obra ajustada al derecho foral aragonés es un tratado de consortes y de fideicomiso legal. En realidad está dividida en siete partes en las que desmenuza todo lo concerniente a los Consorcios: Enajenaciones, efectos, como se forma, como se extingue, etc. Papel con amarronamientos. Pergamino de época, con algún desperfecto.

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         Assemblea Celeste. Radunata novam.te in Parnasso sopra la nova Cometa. Dall' Academico Danico il Riposato descritta in una lettera all' Academico Italico lo Spassionato

      Engraved vignette on title & 3 folding engraved plates. 44 pp. 4to, attractive antique vellum-backed marbled boards. Milan: M.T. Paganello, [after 20 January 1619]. First edition of this extremely rare and inflammatory work pertaining to the great dispute over the nature of comets, occasioned by the remarkable appearance of the three comets of 1618; it is a direct challenge to Ptolemaic astronomy and the Aristotelian world view. Recent research has demonstrated this was a work studied by Galileo. The authorship of this work is uncertain. WorldCat and Poggendorff have attributed it to the Italian Jesuit Giovanni Rho (see below) and recent scholarship has been inconclusive. Nevertheless, the text reveals a highly educated and strongly opinionated author with a considerable knowledge of astronomical and cometary theory. This work presents a dispute between "Tycho Brahe" and "Aristotle" in an imaginary setting on Apollo's Mount Parnassus. The text, dated 20 January 1619 at "Sideropoli" [the "City of Stars"], purports to be based on a letter written by an "Academico Danico" to an "Academico Italico." The text relates that when Tycho learns that the Peripatetics are talking about him as a novice and vain man, and are planning to publicly assail him over having dared to declare that the skies were fluid and corruptible, and that the paths of comets lay above the moon, Brahe immediately seeks to confront Aristotle, to be informed that he had gone to bed already, and that Ptolemy is otherwise engaged. The next morning, his blood still boiling, Tycho, equipped with a large sextant, enters the Royal Square of Parnassus, where he encounters both Aristotle and Ptolemy. Challenging Aristotle to a duel, and offering him to use fireworks, whereas he, Tycho, would fight with his sextant alone, Apollo hears of the quarrel and sends (Christoph) Clavius to calm down the dispute. Brahe steps down, but seeks Apollo in his royal chambers to ask him to allow him to duel with both Aristotle and Ptolemy, and if he were to win, to take over the reign of their schools. Through the intervention of Clavius and Magini, a celestial assembly is suggested, to discuss these differences in opinion peacefully. Presided over by Apollo, Brahe is the first to present his arguments, complete with exact observational data regarding the most recent sightings. The allegorical engraved title vignette shows a large tree blown over by fierce winds below the words "una hora," which refers to a passage in Curtius Quintus: "Are you ignorant of the fact that trees grow tall over a long period of time, and can be blown over in just one hour?" A reference to the vignette and the quote "una hora" reoccurs on the final page of the Assemblea, stating it to have been commissioned as a device from Caravaggio by Tycho's followers, who nailed it to Aristotle's door during the night, and where it was found by him to great humiliation the next day. Giovanni Rho (1590-1662), a Jesuit, was one of the chief educators of the time in Italy. Professor of rhetoric, he was rector of the Jesuit houses in Milan and later in Rome and Naples. The question of authorship and Jesuit involvement of this work, "largamente misconosciuta - anche forse, a causa della sua rarità" is discussed at length in the thorough study Galileo e il Parnaso Tychonico by Ottavio Besomi and Michele Camerota (Florence: Olschki, 2000), the only assessment of the work to this day, however without finding a conclusive answer. These two scholars demonstrate in their study that Galileo owned a copy of the book, published at the time of his own immersion in the controversy over comets, and "a text of stringent actuality to the great scientist" (translated from Galileo e il Parnaso Tychonico, p. 26). Alerted to its existence through a letter from Giovanni Francesco Sagredo, Galileo secured a copy through the help of his friend, Cardinal Federico Borromeo. With various "decidedly hostile" notes on the Assemblea by Galileo's collaborator Mario Guiducci surviving in manuscript at the National Library, Florence (ms. Conv. Soppr. A.5.1443), Besomi and Camerota conjecture these to be a joint expression of Galileo's and Guiducci's reaction to the work. A fine copy. ❧ See Poggendorff, II, 620-21-(who lists this as a work of Rho) & Sommervogel, VI, 1717 31.

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         Journael vande legatie ghedaen in de jaren 1615. ende 1616. by de ... heer Reynhout van Brederode, ..., Dirck Bas, ..., ende Aelbrecht Joachimi, ... Te samen by de ... Heeren Staten Generael der Vereenigde Nederlanden, af-gesonden aen de ... Koningen van Sweden ende Denemarcken; mitsgaders aen den Groot-vorst van Moscovien, Keyser van Rusch-landt: en eygentlijck op den vredehandel tusschen den ... Koninck van Sweden ter eender, ende den Groot-vorst van Moscovien ter ander zijden. Inhoudende kort ende waerachtich verhael vande wonderlijcke gestaltenisse des lands van Ruschlandt, en de moeyelijcke reyse aldaer gevallen. ... Tweede druck vermeerdert en verbetert. Op nieuw uytgegeven, ...The Hague, Henricus Hondius, 1640. Small oblong 4to (14 x 19 cm). With an engraved title-page dated 1639, letterpress title-page dated 1640, and 23 etched views (4 numbered double-page plates, and 19 full-page illustrations on integral leaves), all drawn from life by Goeteeris himself and said to have been etched by Simon Frisius. Early 18th-century sprinkled tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      Tiele, Bibl. 391 note; WorldCat (2 copies); cf. Adelung II, pp. 258-271 (1619 issue); Muller, Bibl. Neerlando-Russe 118 (1619 issue); STCN (1619 & 1639 issues). Last and rarest (1640) issue of the first (and only early) edition of a richly illustrated and extremely interesting and important account of a Dutch embassy to Russia in the years 1615 to 1616: an essential primary source for any study of 17th-century Russia (and Scandinavia). The 23 etched views are among the earliest of northwest Russia and its border areas. It was first published in 1619 by Aert Meuris and both the text and the illustrations are here still in the 1619 printing, with only the two title-pages newly printed (in spite of the title-page's "second printing, enlarged and improved"!), so that the beautifully drawn and finely etched illustrations remain crisp and clear.Sweden and Russia had been at war since 1609 and both sides suffered severe losses in the 1615 siege of Pskov (which weakened Sweden's position). The English ambassador in Moscow, John Merrick, initiated peace negotiations and King Gustav II Adolf and Tsar Michael I together asked the States General of the Dutch Republic to send an embassy to Novgorod to assist them. The peace they brokered, leading to the 1617 treaty of Stolbovo, was to last nearly a hundred years. Anthonis Goeteeris (ca. 1574-1660?), bailiff of the Hoge Raad, accompanied the embassy as treasurer and, being a skilled artist, also made numerous drawings. The embassy travelled first by ship to Reval (now Tallin, Estonia) then overland via Narva (Estonia) to the regions around Pskov, Novgorod and Staraja Russa. On their return Goeteeris wrote the present account of the voyage and embassy, one of the most accurate accounts of 17th-century Russia, with not only historical and statistical information, but also descriptions of the Russian cities, villages and countryside, as well as the customs and habits of the people. He vividly describes the hardships encountered during the difficult and dangerous journey, as well as the horrifying desolation of the Russian countryside and people after many years of war, famine and disease. He illustrated the whole with the drawings he made during the voyage and embassy. With a small tear into the text of 1 leaf (repaired), a small stain in the margin of the engraved title-page and an occasional faint water stain, but still in good condition. The hinges are cracked, the head of the spine chipped and some corners slightly damaged (with a couple small repairs), but the binding is otherwise good. Rare first and only early edition of an important account of northwest Russia in 1615 and 1616, with 23 excellent etched views.

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         Discorso delle Comete di Mario Guiducci fatto da lui nell'Accademia Fiorentina nel suo medesimo consolato

      Woodcut device of the Medicean stars on title & two woodcut diagrams in the text. 2 p.l., 54 pp., one blank leaf. Small 4to, late 19th-cent. green diced morocco, arms of the House of Visconti in gilt within a richly decorated border, spine richly gilt, a.e.g. Florence: P. Cecconcelli, 1619. First edition and a very fine copy. Although published under the name of his pupil and assistant Mario Guiducci (1585-1646), the present book is actually the work of Galileo (the autograph manuscript survives). It is a concealed reply to the attack of the Jesuit Orazio Grassi's De Tribus Cometis, published earlier in the same year, and marks the beginning of Galileo's long controversy with Scheiner and the other Jesuit astronomers over the comet of 1618. The dispute continued for several years and resulted in Galileo's scientific manifesto Il Saggiatore (1623) which contains his most important ideas on the philosophy of scientific investigation. In addition to a description of the comets of 1618, Galileo discusses the satellites of Jupiter, the uses of the telescope, fixed stars not visible to the naked eye, etc. ❧ Carli & Favaro 80. Cinti 63.

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         ARCHAIO-PLOUTOS [Greek script - other title TIMES STORE-HOUSE] Containing, Ten following Bookes to the former TREASURIE OF AUNCIENT AND MODERNE TIMES. Being the Learned Collections, Judicious Readings & Memorable Observations: Not onely Divine, Morrall and Phylosophicall But also Poeticall, Martiall, Politicall, Historicall, Astrologicall, &c Translated out of that Worthy Spanish Gentleman, Pedro Mexia. And M. Francesco Sansovino, that Famous Italian. As also, of those Honourable Frenchmen, Anthonie du Verdier, Lord of Vaupriuaz: Loys Guyon, Sieur de la Nauche, Counsellor unto the King: Claudius Gruget, Parisian, &c

      London: Printed by William Jaggard [1st edition], 1619. Hardcover. Good+. Allegorical titlepage with Royal Coat of Arms (James I) engraved by Renold Elstracke, copperplate illustrations with 9 mostly full-page + woodcuts in the text including c.20 cantonal Wappen of Swiss Cantons & cities as well as a fine full page cut of the Folio contemporary calf on 6 raised bands with blind stippled rules and spine label reading Mexia 2 (spine rebacked with old relaid/corners restored) edges rouge. Engraved Title + Printed Title (with Jaggard printer's mark of flowering bough & portcullis & arm with serpent coiled around it) +[8]pp Dedic. to Reader & Table +977pp +[8]pp index. Two names at top margin of titlepage both crossed out (one reads B.V. Houghton), note to blank area partly erased causing small hole and few ink spots. A dozen pages with tears or corner loss, no loss of text but one has old inexpert tape repair. Faint damp marks mainly marginal to upper portion of first dozen pages and more towards the end, never making text illegible. A few old marginalia, pointing hands & other minor signs of use. Printed cancel slip pasted over a few lines of text at p126. *This volume deals with history in a much more organised way than Milles' previous work. The 1st & 2nd books deal with France, the next two with Switzerland, then Spain, Italy & the Romans. Much about medical knowledge & eastern cures. Finally a section on Muscovy (Russia), Ireland & Norway and magical stones and pearls (STC 17936.5).

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        DE TRIBUS COMETIS ANNI 1618. DISPUTATIO ASTRONOMICA.(SEGUE): GUIDUCCI MARIO. DISCORSO DELLE COMETE FATTO DA LUI.(CON FRONTIS PROPRIO)

      Bologna: Heredi Dozza. [ASTRONOMIA-COMETE] (cm. 23,2) ottima brossura del XX secolo realizzata con un foglio di antifonario del '600 rosso e nero, sguardie antiche..-- pp. 48, con una illustrazione. Opera rara e importante. Il "discorso" del Guiducci, apparve nel 1619 e in gran parte fu redatto da Galileo di cui il Guiducci fu discepolo. L'apparizione nel 1618 di tre comete aveva portato il Savonese Orazio Grassi alla pubblicazione del "De Tribus Cometis". In risposta, Galileo affidò le proprie considerazioni al discepolo Mario Guiducci con la pubblicazione del "Discorso delle comete". Qualche lieve ombreggiatura ma esemplare molto bello, fresco e a pieni margini, tratto dalla prima edizione delle "opere" del Dozza. RICCARDI I 518 e 511; CINTI 132; CARLI-FAVARO 251; GAMBA 482; AUT. ITALIANI DEL '600 1562; SOTHERAN I 1435; HOUZEAU-LANCASTER 3386.[f54] . ottimo. Rilegato. 1655.

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