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        Lettera con firma autografa Datata Torino, 24 dicembre 1620

      1620. 1 pagina in-folio, indirizzo ''Aux gens du Sénat delà les Montz'' e sigillo alle armi sotto carta al verso. Con firma autografa del Duca di Savoia e controfirma di Pernet. Carlo Emanuele I nella lettera si raccomanda con il Senato di mantenere il prelato Jacques Delcanal ''en juste et légitime possession de sa pension annuelle sur les revenus et fruictz du prieuré de Talloires ..''. In perfetto stato di conservazione.

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        Sketchbook - Albert Flamen, 1679.

      Charming working sketchbook by Albert Flamen (Bruges, c. 1620 ? Paris, after 1691). Album containing 22 leaves with the majority of the drawings in brown ink, some with grey and brown wash. The leaves bound into what appears to be the original card cover, with later printed paper stuck to the outside. Dated in brown inside the back cover Le premier septembre ao 1679. Size: 16 x 23 cm. With watermark resembling Churchill 305.Contents: 9 leaves with numerous studies of fencing/ walking/ seated/ riding/ shooting figures; 1 leave with drawings of faces; 1 leave with drawing of a house with numerous animals; 1 leave with drawing of seven men on horseback in a landscape; 1 leave with drawing of several houses with a man on horseback in foreground; 1 drawing of two windmills with two draughtsmen in the foreground, titled: Veu? des moulins sur le chemin de Vaugirard du Cost? du faubourg St. Germain; 1 leave with five (shooting) men on horseback in front of a city gate; 3 leaves with perspective studies. Six leaves are by a different hand (a pupil?), some other leaves have additions by yet an other hand.The studies of figues or riders are of a type that we see everywhere in the prints of Flamen and his guiding light Jacques Callot, whose work he must have known intimately. He is best known for his prints and drawings of animals, but did also works in other genres. Several albums of his drawings on a single theme are known and at least three other diverse sketchbooks such as this have also survived (amongst which a sketchbook in the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett ).Price: ?13.500,-.

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        Das Erste [und:] Das Ander Buch des heiligen Propheten und Mannes Gottes Mosis, Genesis genandt, oder das Buch der Schöpffung [und:] Exodus genant. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Kassel Wilhelm Wessel Format: Fol [8] 632; [4] 468 S Erstes Titelblatt in Schwarz und Rot Reich blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder der Zeit über 5 Bünden mit hs Rückenschild nur ganz leicht beschabt und bestoßen 1620 - *** Erste Ausgabe. Einer der seltenen frühen Kasseler Drucke. Der Theologe und Prediger Johann Struck (1553-1612), der auf Grund seiner philippistischen Lehrmeinung 1588 seine Stelle als Prediger in Marburg aufgeben und nach Kassel flüchten musste, verfasste mehrere exegetische Werke (vgl. ADB XXXVI, 484). Aus dem Pentateuch erschienen allerdings nur die ersten beiden Bücher, nämlich Genesis und Exodus, die hier in einem schönem Schweinslederband zusammen gebunden wurden. Nur leicht braunfleckig, einige unwesentliche Wurmlöchlein und vereinzelt Anstreichungen. Bemerkenswert schöner, honigfarbener Schweinsledereinband mit reicher ornamentaler Blindprägung, einer Profilbüstenrolle und einer schmalen Erlöserrolle. Die blindgeprägte Mittelplatte auf dem Vorderdeckel zeigt den Gottvater preisenden König David mit Harfe, die auf dem Rückdeckel mit einem Löwen unter einem Baldachin. VD17 23:632086M und 23:633472A. 2 Teile in 1 Band. Erste Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historiae Augustae Scriptores VI

      

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        Sketchbook - Albert Flamen, 1679.

      Charming working sketchbook by Albert Flamen (Bruges, c. 1620 ? Paris, after 1691). Album containing 22 leaves with the majority of the drawings in brown ink, some with grey and brown wash. The leaves bound into what appears to be the original card cover, with later printed paper stuck to the outside. Dated in brown inside the back cover Le premier septembre ao 1679. Size: 16 x 23 cm. With watermark resembling Churchill 305.Contents: 9 leaves with numerous studies of fencing/ walking/ seated/ riding/ shooting figures; 1 leave with drawings of faces; 1 leave with drawing of a house with numerous animals; 1 leave with drawing of seven men on horseback in a landscape; 1 leave with drawing of several houses with a man on horseback in foreground; 1 drawing of two windmills with two draughtsmen in the foreground, titled: Veuë des moulins sur le chemin de Vaugirard du Costé du faubourg St. Germain; 1 leave with five (shooting) men on horseback in front of a city gate; 3 leaves with perspective studies. Six leaves are by a different hand (a pupil?), some other leaves have additions by yet an other hand.The studies of figues or riders are of a type that we see everywhere in the prints of Flamen and his guiding light Jacques Callot, whose work he must have known intimately. He is best known for his prints and drawings of animals, but did also works in other genres. Several albums of his drawings on a single theme are known and at least three other diverse sketchbooks such as this have also survived (amongst which a sketchbook in the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett ).Price: ?13.500,-.

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        Essamine militare nel quale si contengono le risposte fatte dal Capitano Alessandro Cavalca da Parma. All illustriss. Sig. Conte Cesare Bentivoglio suo Maestro di Campo nella Marca intorno al rassegnare, & essercitare Compagnie di Cernide: Al perseguitare Banditi: al guardare piazze in tempo di sospetto, al formare squadroni, e parate, con altre cose appartenenti alla Militia: La seconda volta dato alla stampa , con l Aggiunta d alcune dispute Militari, e di fortificationi; e tutti gli altri capitoli ampliati & corretti

      appresso i Sessa, Venetia 1620 - Legatura recente in piena pergamena floscia. Ottimo esemplare. Cockle, 630: rare . Questa seconda edizione

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        Familiar Epistles

      1620. First Edition . CICERO (WEBBE, Joseph, translator). The Familiar Epistles of M.T. Cicero. Englished and Conferred with the French, Italian and Other Translations. London: Edward Griffin, [1620]. Thick 12mo, contemporary full brown calf rebacked, raised bands, original burgundy morocco spine label; pp. [22], 919, [1]. $7200.First edition of the very scarce first complete translation into English of all 16 books of Cicero's familiar epistles, with engraved title page. From the library of Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover and fifth son of King George III, with his distinctive red library stamp on the verso of the title page.""Cicero wins our affections by the integrity of his public conduct, the purity of his private life, the generosity, placability, and kindness of heart, the playfulness of his temper, and the warmth of his domestic attachments. In this respect his letters are invaluable. Here we see the man without disguise or affectation, especially in his letters to Atticus"" (Peck, 341). Abraham Fleming's translation Certain Select Epistles appeared in 1576; it was not until King James encouraged Joseph Webbe to undertake this translation that the entire 16 books of letters were translated into English. Without first two leaves, both blank except for signature marks between rows of type ornaments (OCLC). STC 5305. This copy from the library of the King of Hanover, Ernest Augustus (1771-1851), the fifth son of King George III (and uncle of Queen Victoria), with his library's characteristic red armorial inkstamp on the verso of the title page. The controversial Duke of Cumberland was reviled in England—perhaps in part due to the challenge he could potentially pose to Victoria—but revered in Hanover, where he was seen as a stern but just ruler, not long after he became King in 1837. ""At a time of economic growth in Hanover, the king's benevolent autocracy suited the majority of his subjects. He won a popular respect which was in striking contrast to the mistrust his reputation perpetuated in Britain. Relations with his niece, Queen Victoria, remained strained; he complained that she held crown jewels belonging rightly to Hanover; and he did not approve her choice of husband, for to him the Coburgs were ambitious upstarts. During a visit to London in 1843 he was again pilloried in the newspapers. Yet when revolution shook Germany in 1848 he found he could count on his subjects' loyalty; only one life was lost that year in demonstrations in Hanover. Ernest Augustus, the Black Sheep, as Queen Victoria's father once called him, outlived his eight brothers, finally succumbing 'to a chill' in Hanover on 18 November 1851… Voluntary contributions paid for an equestrian statue, erected outside Hanover's Hauptbahnhof. It was inscribed, 'To the father of his country from a faithful people'"" (ODNB). This volume bears Ernest Augustus' ""Fideicommiss"" stamp, which reads ""Ex Bibliotheca Fideicomm. Ernesti Aug."" and bears the Hanoverian coat of arms, and also has evidence of the shelfmark label on the front pastedown. In 1866 the Kingdom of Hanover was annexed by Prussia and the library was confiscated; in 1892 the library was returned to Ernst August II, Crown Prince of Hanover and Duke of Cumberland, and a new library was established in Gmunden, Austria, called the Königliche Ernst August-Fideicommissbibliothek.Interior generally clean. A very good copy in contemporary calf, with a royal provenance.

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        Recueil de divers voyages faits en Afrique et en l'Amerique.Paris, Louis Billaine, 1674. With 17 engraved plates: 5 maps (4 folding), 3 folding plans and 9 other illustrations. With: (2) GRELOT, Guillaume-Joseph. Relation nouvelle d'un voyage de Constantinople.Paris, Nicolas Belley, 1689 (colophon 1680). With engraved portrait of a saint on title-page, 13 engraved plates, 4 engravings in text and engraved coat of arms. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. 18th-century tan calf, gold-tooled spine.

      - Ad 1: Alden & Landis 674/159; Sabin 36944; Streit 648; ad 2: Weber II, 369; cf. Atabey 527 ; Blackmer 750. Ad 1: First edition (first issue) of a very interesting collection of voyages made to Africa and America, translated from the French, Latin and Portuguese originals and edited by Henri Justel (1620-1693). The work is richly illustrated with engravings, some showing Caribbean pottery, and engraved maps of New England, Jamaica , Barbados and Abyssinia. Ad 2: First edition (second issue) of an important work on Constantinople. In 1680 Guillaume-Joseph Grelot, an artist-traveller, having spent some time in Constantinople, first published a book of engravings after his drawings, along with extensive commentary and accounts of his adventures. His book immediately went through several editions. Even his English publisher bragged of Grelot's success with Louis: "The King of France was so pleased with these draughts, that he commanded the author to make them publick, and gave him his letters patents, strictly forbidding any to invade his propriety, by copying them after him". With some small tears in a few plates, but otherwise in good condition, with occasional minor browning along the folds of some plates; 1 view in ad 2 backed with blank paper. Well illustrated accounts of Africa, America and Constantinople.

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        Sphaera Mundi seu Cosmographia demonstratiua, ac facili Methodo tradita: In Qua Totius Mundi Fabrica, una cum novis, tychonis, Kepleri , Galilaei aliorumque, Altronomorium adinuentis continentur. Accessere I. Breuis introductio ad Geographiam II. Apparatus ad Mathematicarum studium. III. Echometria, ide est Geometrica a traditio de Echo. Authore Iosepho Bononiensi

      Bononiae, Typis Sebastiani Bonomij, Sumptius Hieronymi Tamburini, 1620. 11 Bll., 445 S., eine ausklappbare Tafel, eine drehbare Scheibe, zahlreiche Kupfer im Text. 8

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        Ioannis Iacobi Luckii Sylloge Numismatum Elegantiorum, Quae Divers Impp.: Reges, Principes Comites, Respublicae Diversas ob causas ab Anno 1500, ad Annum usque 1600 cudi fecerunt Concinnata & Historia narratione (sed brevi) illustrata. Opera ac Studio Joannis Jacobi Luckii Argentoratensis.

      (Strasbourg), Author, Argentinae, Typis Peppianis 1620 - . Folio. 2 leere Bl., 4 Bl., 383 (recte 389) S., 1 Bl., 3 leere Bl. Mit 1 gest. Titelblatt (gestochen von Aubry), 1 Wappenkupfer und mehrere hundert sehr präzise gestochenen Kupferillustrationen (Münzen, Medaillen) im Text. Leder der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Brunet III/1217. Rücken mit Fehlstellen. Berieben. Seiten leicht gebräunt. Alter Vorbesitzervermerk auf 1. Blatt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Rabelais Réformé par les Ministres et nommement par P. du Moulin ... pour response aux boufonneries inserées en son livre de la vocation des Pasteurs

      New edition, after the first published in 1619. Rare. Full brown speckled calf contemporary. Back tooled raised. Lack in head cover. A pale yellow wetness footer on the entire volume. 3 wormholes tail. Copy to the pleasing appearance. The Jesuit Pierre Garasse (1585-1630) is well known for his eccentricities and his diatribes of great violence, up to rudeness and obscenity; it takes in this book his Protestant counterpart (also well known for the same qualities) and his works, notably on the vocation of pastors. Accusing him of being fed Rabelais, Garasse takes in this book look like a Protestant denouncing the misdeeds of a brother. The style is very happy satirical, allegorical poems combining burlesque and the more direct attacks. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Par Christophle Girard A Bruselle 1620 Pet. in-8 (10,5x17,5cm) 240pp. relié

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        Unparteyischer Anweiser, was vor denckwürdigste Sachen von Anno 1650 biss 1659 im Römischen Reiche von Anno 1655 biss 1659 zwischen den Schweden, Pohlen, Mosscowittern und derer alliirten. Und von Anno 1657 biss 1659 zwischen den Nordischen Königen vorgefallen seyn. Zu guter Erinnerung geställt von G. G.

      kl.-8. 52 Bll. u. 1 gefalt. Kupferkarte. Kart. 1 gefalt. Taf. fehlt. Durchgeh. schmaler Wasserrand. 1 Ansicht von Cronenburg fehlt (liegt in Kopie bei). EA. Goedeke III, 29, 28 VD17 14:084320E - Georg Greflinger (Pseud. Celadon), 1620 in Neunburg vorm Wald - 1677 in Hamburg, gilt als erster deutschsprachiger Zeitungsredakteur im heutigen Sinne, der für den Nordischen Mercurius, ein seinerzeit modernes Publikationskonzept entwickelte. Er besuchte das evangelische Gymnasium in Regensburg, liße sich 1646 in der Hansestadt als Schriftsteller nieder. Schon 1654 wurde er von seinem Freund Johann Rist zum poeta laureatus gekrönt und in den Elbschwanenorden aufgenommen. Als Dichternamen gebraucht er Seladon und Celadon. In Hamburg war Greflinger sowohl als Übersetzer wie auch als Gelegenheitsdichter ungemein produktiv. Literarhistorischen Ruf erlangte seine Übersetzung des Cid von Pierre Corneille (die erste in Deutschland). In den Jahren 1663/65 begann Greflinger mit der Herausgabe der Zeitung Norddeutscher Mercurius, die von seinen Söhnen bis 1730 fortgeführt wurde. Hier ordnete er die Nachrichten schon nach thematischen Rubriken, behandelte relevante Themen ausführlicher und baute sogar lokale Nachrichten mit ein. Er verwendete verschiedene feuilletonistische Elemente. Als erster Zeitungsroman erschien Die Entdeckung der Insel Pines, welcher zwar utopisch war, jedoch zu der Zeit von den Lesern als wahrer Bericht verstanden wurde. Greflinger zählt zu den frühesten deutschen Journalisten. Das heute übliche Ressort-System geht im Wesentlichen auf ihn zurück. (Siehe auch: ADB IX, 625)

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        Logarithmorum canonis descriptio seu arithmeticarum supputationum mirabilis abbreviatio; II. Sequitur tabula canonis logarithmorum; III. Mirifici logarithmorum canonis constructio et eorum ad Naturales ipsorum numeros habirudines...

      Lyon: Bartholomaeum Vicentium, 1620. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. I. Logarithmorum canonis descriptio seu arithmeticarum supputationum mirabilis abbreviatio; II. Sequitur tabula canonis logarithmorum; III. Mirifici logarithmorum canonis constructio et eorum ad Naturales ipsorum numeros habirudines; Una cum Appendice.... Quibus accessere Propositiones ad triangula sphaerica.... Una cum Annotationibus aliquot doctissimi D. Henrici Brigii in eas, & memoratam appendicem. Three parts in one volume. Lyon: Bartholomaeum Vicentium, 1620. 8vo (191x128 mm), [8], 56; [92]; [2] 3-62, [2] pp., separate title page for each part, first title printed in red and black, last page of pt. 2 with privilege. Later quarter vellum; contents browned with occasional marginal dampstaining and minor worming at top gutter toward the end. ----Honeyman Sale 2292 (this edition); Dibner 106; Horblit 77a-b; PMM 116; Norman 1573; J. Shurkin, Engines of the Mind: A History of the Computer (New York, 1984), pp. 28-31; STC 18349 (original editions) - This copy is the First continental (Lyon) edition of Napier's 1614 description and canon of logarithms and posthumous 1619 treatise on their construction; second issue, with first title dated 1620 instead of 1619. III: "His 'Description of the Wonderful Table of Logarithms' is unique in the history of science in that a great discovery was the result of the unaided original speculation of one individual without precursors and almost without contemporaries in his field. Napier began work on his tables in 1594, but it was twenty years before he was ready to publish them, in this thin quarto volume of ninety pages" (PMM). Napier's logarithms reduced multiplication and division to a simple process of addition and subtraction, and the extraction of roots to division. "The idea of using logarithms in mathematics was accepted almost instantly, and the slide rule, one of the most important offspring of logarithms, lasted for more than 300 years, until solid-state electronics finally replaced it" (Shurkin, p.30). Napier's invention was immediately adopted by mathematicians both in England and on the continent, including Briggs and Ursinus, who introduced logarithms to Kepler. The book's impact on the art of navigation cannot be underestimated: "Probably no work has ever influenced science as a whole, and mathematics in particular, so profoundly as this modest little book. It opened the way for the abolition, once and for all, of the infinitely laborious, nay, nightmarish, processes of long division and multiplication, of finding the power and the root of numbers..." (D.W. Waters, The Art of Navigation in England in Elizabethan and Early Stuart Times, New Haven, 1958, p.402). Henry Briggs saw the immense power of Napier's tool and "with his strong navigational bent" put the work into English so that it could be "of very great use for Mariners... a booke of more than ordinary worth, especially for Sea-Men" (Waters, p.404). Fine.

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        Le Rabelais Réformé par les Ministres et nommement par P. du Moulin ... pour response aux boufonneries inserées en son livre de la vocation des Pasteurs

      Par Christophle Girard. New edition, after the first published in 1619. Rare. Full brown speckled calf contemporary. Back tooled raised. Lack in head cover. A pale yellow wetness footer on the entire volume. 3 wormholes tail. Copy to the pleasing appearance. The Jesuit Pierre Garasse (1585-1630) is well known for his eccentricities and his diatribes of great violence, up to rudeness and obscenity; it takes in this book his Protestant counterpart (also well known for the same qualities) and his works, notably on the vocation of pastors. Accusing him of being fed Rabelais, Garasse takes in this book look like a Protestant denouncing the misdeeds of a brother. The style is very happy satirical, allegorical poems combining burlesque and the more direct attacks. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Par Christophle Girard A Bruselle 1620 Pet. in-8 (10,5x17,5cm) 240pp. relié

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        Lettera Al M.R.P. Tarquinio Galluzzi Della Compagnia Di Giesu. Di Mario Guiducci. Nella quale si giustifica del l'imputazion dategli da Lottario Sarsi Sigenfano nella Libra Astronomica, e Filosofica ...

      Florence: Zanobi Pignoni, 1620. First edition, extremely rare, of this letter by Galileo's disciple Guiducci to his former professor of rhetoric at the Collegio Romano, Tarquinio Galluzzi, defending Galileo against Orazio Grassi's attacks in his Libra astronomica (1619). This is the rarest of the series of polemical publications which documented the "controversy of the comets," one of the most infamous polemics in the history of science. "The dispute over comets had consequences of great significance both to Galileo and to science in general, as the favorable reception of [Il saggiatore] led him to proceed with the publication of the much more famous Dialogue, for which he was later imprisoned by the Inquisition. That fateful event was in turn intimately connected with the rift between Galileo and the Jesuits, which was widened and made permanent, if indeed it did not originate, in the public dispute about comets. Thus the controversy is closely linked with some of the most dramatic events associated with the dawn of our modern era" (Drake, The Controversy on the Comets of 1618, p. vii). OCLC lists copies in US at Brigham Young, Harvard and Yale. ABPC/RBH list only the Frank Streeter copy (Christie's New York, 16 April 2007). 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 (1583-1684) gave a lecture at the Collegio Romano, published anonymously under the title De tribus cometiis anni 1618, and giving an interpretation of the events using Tycho Brahe's geocentric theories, which were acceptable to the Jesuits. Galileo construed this as an attack on his Copernicanism and published Discorso delle comete, a refutation of Grassi (although Grassi is not mentioned directly), under the name of his disciple Mario Guiducci (1585-1646). This in turn provoked a reply by Grassi, under the pseudonym Lotario Sarsi, who pretended to be a pupil of Grassi, entitled Libra astronomica ac philosophica, towards the end of 1619.   "Although [Federico] Cesi [the founder of the Accademia dei Lincei] and other Linceans urged Galileo to reply to the Libra, he was reluctant to do so. Guiducci and Cesi joined him in dismissing the idea of a satirical answer. Lagalla, whose former intransigent Aristotelianism had considerably abated during his years of contact with Cesi, approved Galileo's preference not to reply at all. Stelluti suggested that Galileo write a reply in the form of a long letter to be addressed to some friend and include his philosophical opinions, in the manner of Galileo's rebuttal of Colombe on floating bodies -- known to be his, though published over the name of Castelli" (Drake, Galileo at Work, pp. 278-9). With no prospect of a response from Galileo himself, in 1620 Guiducci decided to issue his own rebuttal to the Libra in the form of a letter to Galluzzi. "Guiducci did not try to answer Grassi's physical arguments. Instead he wrote a letter of complaint to a prominent professor of rhetoric at the Roman College, Tarquinio Galluzzi (1574-1649), who may well have been his teacher when he was trained there "with incredible and paternal love." The letter's main interest lies in Guiducci's claim to authorship of the Discorso [delle Comete] and in inflammatory ad hominem arguments against Grassi (immodest, biting, cutting, at best a copier of Galilean style) and Scheiner (plodding, inartistic, thieving, at best a copier of Galilean discoveries). Guiducci compared himself to a Clavius, who made a creative composition largely from the work of others, and to an Andrea del Sarto, who did not disdain to copy a picture by Raphael. By following Galileo, Guiducci exceeded Grassi by the same margin that Michelangelo outperformed Apelles. For the rest, Guiducci downgraded Galileo's comet theory to a possibility introduced merely for discussion, disposed of Grassi's experiments as "very fallacious and not free from suspicion of fraud," and neatly bettered Grassi in exegesis. In a verse in Daniel omitted by Grassi (and also not present in the King James version), an angel put out the fire when Shadrach and his friends entered the furnace. Guiducci genuflected ironically in the direction of Trent. "I do not mean to place my interpretation upon this, and I defer the matter completely and entirely to the declarations and expositions of holy doctors and professors of divinity; let them judge ... [whether] King Nebuchadnezzar saw the holy ones amid the flame... and let them say also whether or not it is praiseworthy to cite Holy Scripture in this manner." Checkmate. "Since Guiducci's letter did not answer Sarsi's main optical and physical arguments, and since the Jesuits advertised Grassi's Balance as a defeat for Galileo, his friends, notably the lynxes Cesi, Cesarini, Ciampoli, and Stelluti, urged him to respond" (Heilbron, Galileo, pp. 243-4). Galileo began to write Il Saggiatore, although this would not appear for another four years. The present work was for many years considered to be, like the Discorso delle comete, at least partly written by Galileo and the text was incorporated in all the editions of Galileo's works. Although this question is not yet settled definitively, Drake considers it to be "very unlikely, partly because of the notable differences in vocabulary and style, and partly because Galileo intended from the beginning to reply himself to Grassi even though he was slow in preparing his answer" (The Controversy on the Comets of 1618, p. 360, n. 24). Riccardi 1.646; not in Cinti (Galileo); Drake, The Controversy on the Comets of 1618, pp. 133-150. 4to (205 x 145 mm) , pp. [19], 20th century half calf, some very light spotting and faint water stain to lower right corner, otherwise fine and crisp.

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        THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW. Newly Translated out of the Originall Tongues: And with the former Translations diligently compared and revised, By his Maiesties speciall commandement.

      London, Bonham Norton, and John Bill, Printers to the Kings most Excellent Maiestie, 1620. KING JAMES BIBLE with Apocrypha and Concordance, 1620. Small 4to, approximately 215 x 155 mm, 8½ x 6¼ inches, engraved pictorial general title page and New Testament title page both with broad woodcut border representing the tents and shields of the 12 tribes, the 12 apostles, and the 4 evangelists with title in a heart shape at the centre, O.T. dated 1620, N.T. dated 1621, a few decorated head- and tailpieces and initials, printed in black letter, no pagination. Signatures: A8, A-Ggg8, I-Sss8, colophon below text on Sss8r, verso blank, signature Hhh omitted from foliation, catchwords correct, no text missing; Concordance: title page dated 1619, A-I8, K10, colophon on K10v dated 1620. Bound in full Victorian Divinty style calf, decorated with black rules and corner motifs, blind public library coat of arms to centre, bevelled edges, expertly rebacked to style with blind decoration, gilt title and gilt library number at tail, all edges red, endpapers renewed. Board edges scraped, withdrawn stamp to front pastedown, faint old library stamp to upper corner of O.T. title page, just affecting corner of image, a small blind stamp to top row of title page image, visible only on blank reverse, early ink signature on reverse of title page, repeated on 2 other blanks, top margins trimmed throughout, very occasional small pale brown stain, a little faint early scribble in 5 margins, 1 very small blank lower corner torn off (S7), very small closed tear to text at lower corner of Nnn1, no loss, 1 tiny ink spot, no loss of legibility. A very good clean sturdy copy. Darlow and Moule Volume I, No. 292; Herbert No. 379. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        PARTE ALPESTRE DELLO STATO DI MILANO. CON IL LAGO MAGGIORE, DI LUGANO E DI COMO.

      1620. La tavola opera del celebre matematico, astronomo e geografo padovano Giovanni Antonio Magini è inserita nell'atlante "L'Italia" pubblicato postumo dal figlio Fabio a Bologna nel 1620. La figura del Magini rappresenta un punto imprescindibile della produzione cartografica italiana, infatti grazie al suo lavoro ridisegnò la penisola attuando una precisa sintesi degli elementi raccolti dai suoi predecessori ed in parte da lui stesso, ottenendo un risultato nettamente superiore ai precedenti, sia per quanto riguarda il suo contorno e le coordinate delle varie località, sia per quanto concerne la ricchezza delle indicazioni. In particolare, il lavoro paziente ed accurato svolto dal Magini nel procurarsi i dati sui confini degli stati italiani non era mai stato compiuto dai suoi predecessori. L'importanza dell'opera del Magini è testimoniata dal fatto che sarà presa ad esempio per tutto il corso del XVII secolo da editori del nord Europa che si limitarono a copiare o modificare le sue carte.Bibliografia: Motta, p. 3; Arrigoni-Bertarelli, n. 1023; Colombo-Rondanini-GRSD, p. 16 e p. 19; Cremonini 1991, p. 19, n.15. Aliprandi, vol. II, p. 216.

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        Logorithmorum Canonis Descriptio, Seu Arithmeticarum Supputationum Mirabilis abbreviatio. [- Sequitur Tabula Canonis Logarithmorum; Mirifici Logarithmorum Canonis construction; Annotationibus aliquot ... Henrici Briggii].

      Lyons: Bartholomaeus Vincentius, 1620. Second (first obtainable) edition of his 'Contructio' (Horblit 77b, 1619), with the first Continental edition of the 'Descriptio' (Horblit 77a, 1614) - "The work which in the history of British science can be placed as second only to Newton's Principia" (Evans 4). "His 'Description of the Wonderful Table of Logarithms' is unique in the history of science in that a great discovery was the result of the unaided original speculation of one individual without precursors and almost without contemporaries in his field." (PMM 116). "Logarithms provided a most important advance in the art of calculation because they reduced multiplication and division to a process of addition and subtraction, and extraction of roots to division." (Dibner 106). "Napier's invention of logarithms was immediately adopted by mathematicians both in England and on the continent, including Briggs and Ursinus, who introduced logarithms to Kepler." (Norman). Kepler "expressed his enthusiasm in a letter to Napier dated 28 July 1619, printed in the dedication of his 'Ephemerides', 1620." (DSB). The 'Descriptio' "contains fifty-seven pages of text explaining the uses of logarithms in both plane and spherical trigonometry and ninety pages of tables. The method of producing the table was not described, but Napier indicated that should this work be suitably received, he would publish another (the Constructio) on how they were calculated. ... He died before he could complete the task, but his son Robert Napier completed and published it in 1619. Napier's 1614 publication is always referred to as the 'Descriptio', and the 1619 volume as the 'Constructio'." (Tomash). "Napier also did work in spherical trigonometry and in his 'Rabdologiae seu Numerationes per Virgulas libri II', Edinburgh, 1617, announced another important invention, 'Napier's Bones'. These were rods which could be used to find the product of two numbers in a mechanical way, the quotient of one number divided by another, and square and cube roots. They were the precursors of seventeenth-century and modern calculating machines." (PMM). "Mechanized addition and substraction were introduced in 1642 by Pascal, then 19 years old." (Dibner 107). This edition (the second of the 'Constructio' and first Continental edition of the 'Descriptio') was published together with a small appendix containing annotations by Henry Briggs on base-ten logarithms (see Norman 339).Presumably most readers were concerned mainly by the applications of logarithms, their construction being of interest only to mathematicians and compilers of tables. While the Descriptio was reprinted many times, and translated into English as early as 1616, the Constructio had to wait until 1889 before an English translation was produced. The offered work is the first reprinting of the two works and is today the earliest accessible edition of the Constructio (the Macclesfield copy of the 1619 edition appears to be the only copy to have appeared at auction in the past 30 years). The last copy of the first edition of the Descriptio sold for $72,000 (Christie's 2007.) In a very few copies of the Lyons edition the title page of the Descriptio carries the date 1619. MacDonald remarks: "On the issue of the Edinburgh edition of 1619, Barthold Vincent would appear to have set out at once about the preparation of an edition for issue at Lyon with the date 1619 on the title. ......A possible explanation of this may be that the title-page was originally set up with the date MDCIX, but when it was found that the whole work could not be issued in that year, the date was altered to MDCXX, and a few copies may have been printed before the alteration. The only copy we have found is in the Bibliotheque Nationale." This edition: Honeyman 2292; Erwin Tomash Library N5; Kenney 3071; Macdonald pp.141-43. Three parts in one vol. (as issued), 4to (190 x 128 mm), pp. [viii], 56; [92: tables]; 62, title printed in red and black, mildly browned, some gatherings with a small worm whole trace in the upper right corner (not effecting text), in all a good copy in a fine contemporary vellum binding.

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        Tutte le opere divise già in V Parti, mà adesso per maggior commodit ?del Lettore, in IV. volumi ristrette et di nuovo con somma accuratezza ristampate

      One of five editions called "At the testina" (because of Machiavelli's portrait repeated in securities), printed in Geneva in the early seventeenth, around 1620. This is neither the first nor the second issue of which characteristics are known, but the last three, which differs snack.Binders modern brown cardboard speckled the bradel. back smooth. parts of title in red morocco. In a perfect state. Copy of freshness. S.n. S.l. [Geneve] 1620 16x22,5cm (4) 441pp. et (4) 140pp. et 364pp. [i.e. 362] et 185pp. (14-1 bl.) (2f. Pl.) et (4) 189pp. 5 volumes reliés

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        Instauratio magna [Novum organum]....

      London: John Bill, 1620. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (283 x 175 mm). [12] 1-172, 181-360, 1-36 [2] pp., including engraved title by Simon van der Pass, woodcut headpieces and historiated initials. Signatures: ?2 ¶4 (A-C)6 (D-2S)4 2T6, (a-d)4 e4(-e3). With the initial blank, colophon and errata on e4r, e3 cancelled as usual. "Parasceue, ad historiam naturalem, et experimentalem" with divisional title, separate pagination and register. Early 19th-century speckled calf (front board detached) with gilt spine and black letting piece gilt, marbled endpapers. Internally crisp and unmarked, which only very minor spotting in places. Provenance: Lady Jane Davy* (armorial bookplate to front pastedown); Edward Hilton Young, Lord Kennet of the Dene (armorial bookplate to front pastedown); B. Quaritch (collation note), Sotheby's sale June 4th 1935, lot 430. A fine copy with important provenance. ----Dibner 80; Horblit 8b; PMM 119; Norman 98; Sparrow 17; Gibson 103b; DSB I, pp.373-5; Pforzheimer, App. 1. FIRST EDITION, second issue of Bacon's manifesto for a new philosophy of scientific method, relying on laws deduced from observation and investigation. Bacon originally conceived his revolutionary work in six parts, of which only the first and second parts, the De augmentiis scientiarum (1623, a greatly expanded version of the Advancement of learning) and the Novum organum were completed. More than a mere portion of the Instauratio, however the Novum organum, as its title implies, "contains the central ideas of Bacon's system, of which the whole of the Instauratio is only the development" (Pforzheimer, p. XXI). Bacon's aim was to lay an entirely new foundation for science, "neither leaping to unproved general principles in the manner of the ancient philosophers nor heaping up unrelated facts in the manner of the 'empirics'" (DSB I, p.374). He conceived a new method of acquiring knowledge of the world through observation, experiment and inductive reasoning, which he envisioned as a tool for the "total reconstruction of sciences, arts and all human knowledge... to extend the power and dominion of the human race... over the universe.. Bacon made no contributions to science itself, but his insistence on making science experimental and factual, rather than speculative and philosophical, had powerful consequences.... As a philosopher Bacon's influence on Locke and through him on subsequent English schools of psychology and ethics was profound. Leibniz, Huygens and particularly Robert Boyle were deeply indebted to him, as were the Encyclopedistes and Voltaire..." (PMM). His vision inspired the creation of the Royal Society and the other early scientific academies. The celebrated engraved title shows a ship sailing through the pillars of Hercules with the motto 'Multi pertransibunt et augebitur scientia' (Many will pass through and knowledge will be multiplied). The second issue as here has the e3 cancelled, and previously blank e4 printed with errata and colophon omitting the name of Bonham Norton. Only a very few copies of the first issue are known. *Lady Jane Davy (1780-1855) was the wife of Sir Humphry Davy. Already once a widow at the age of 32, she married him in 1812 just two days after he was knighted following the proclamation of the Regency. Sir Davy, "now married to a wealthy woman, was able to resign all his positions at the Royal Institution, Royal Society and Board of Agriculture. In some ways their relationship sounds like an inverted plot of a Jane Austen novel and this may explain why Jane Davy did not like Pride and Prejudice published at the start of 1813. [Sir] Davy told a friend that after his marriage, 'I shall be able to devote my whole time to the pursuit of discovery'. This proved to be very far from the case, although he did invent the miners' safety lamp at the Royal Institution in 1815. The Davys toured the Continent between 1813 and 1815 and her domineering behaviour was memorably captured in Michael Faraday's letters. On their return the Davys purchased 26 Park Street, Grosvenor Square, which became their London house for the remainder of both their lives." (F. James, Royal Institution Blog, 2014). She and Davy established an important literary and scientific salon in London. Although there is no ownership signature by Humphry Davy in our copy, numerous copies of books are known that have been presented to him by their authors and which bear Lady Jane's bookplate. The bookplate depicts a simplified variant of the baronet coat of arms created by the Prince Regent and awarded to Humphry Davy in 1818. A central element of this coat of arms is a fire contained by chains. Francis Bacon, or "Lord Bacon" as he was referred to by his eighteenth-century admirers was cited approvingly by many of the leading lights of the Enlightenment, including Diderot, Lavoisier, and Davy. Modern scholars seem agreed: Bacon was the most influential mind to regard knowledge as subject to constant growth and a practical enlightenment scientist such as Humphry Davy had no doubt that Bacon was the "first philosopher who laid down plans for extending knowledge of universal application; who ventured to assert, that all the science could be nothing more than expressions or arrangements of facts. (A. Q. Curzio & M. Fortis, Research and Technological Innovation, 2005, p.23). Very Good....

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        Ambassades et negociations de l'illustrissime et révérendissime Cardinal Du Perron

      Chez Pierre Chaudiere. First edition, very rare. It is found more often, even in LIBRARY second and third editions of 1623 and 1629, and especially that of 1633. For example, the National Library of France has 13 copies of embassies, 5 1623, 2 1629, and 6 of 1633, but none of this edition 1620.Bound in full brown sheepskin contemporary. Back to ornate nerves. part of title in red morocco. Double framing net on the boards. Mors cracked head, and tail to the upper joint. With a slash missing on the lower flat. A brown spot on that same dish. Friction. A few yellowed or browned leaves and a lack of paper at a corner of a sheet on the sidelines. Good copy. Chez Pierre Chaudiere A Paris 1620 in-folio (23x35cm) (2) 724pp. (12) relié

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        Introduction géométrique par Monsieur Mathion.

      fin XVIIe. ____ MANUSCRIT INEDIT de ce traité de géométrie de Odot-Louis Mathion (Dijon, 1620-Savigny en Touraine, 1700). Ce bénédictin et mathématicien bourguignon n'a pas publié de livre, mais on connait de lui trois articles dans le « Journal des savants » : sur une nouvelle montre « minutale » (1676), un compas graduateur (1691) et une « Geographiae astronomica synopsis » (1696) en hexamètres. On conserve aussi une lettre adressée à Huygens de 1669 (Correspondance, lettre N° 1780), dans laquelle il donne, à la demande de Mariotte, ses observations sur l'arc-en-ciel. Cette même lettre contient la première mention de l'étoile variable Mira Ceti, appelée alors l'étoile du cou de la Baleine. Ce manuscrit est d'une belle écriture très lisible. Il est illustré de très nombreux croquis à la plume. Il s'agit soit d'un cours de géométrie, que Mathion dispensait alors, mais on ignore où, soit du projet d'un livre qu'il n'a jamais publié. Au verso du titre un ex-libris héraldique a été arraché et une signature a été malheureusement grattée. Autre signature sur le dernier feuillet, d'une écriture différente : « Monsieur Dufort Mousquetaire du Roy ». Papillon, Bibliothèque des auteurs de Bourgogne II, 38.*****. In-12. [160 x 96 mm] Collation : (2), 198 pp. Vélin. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Horae Subseciuae: Observations And Discourses.

      London: [Eliots Court Press] for Edward Blount, 1620. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (163 x 108 mm). [8] 1-222, [4] 223-324, [2] 325-417 [1], [2] 419-503 [1], [2] 505-542 pp. Signatures: A4 (B-X)8 Y4 Z8 (Aa-Kk)8 (Ll-Mm)4 (Nn-Oo)8, P8 a blank, errata on A8v. Includes separate title-pages for the following sections: A discourse upon the beginning of Tacitus , A discourse of Rome, A discourse against flatterie, A discourse of lawes. Contemporary English calf, rebacked to style (extremities rubbed, corners scuffed). Internally little browned and spotted in places, occasional annotations in contemporary hand (mostly cancelled in ink), title-page soiled and backed with paper to restore chipped blank margins. Five text leaves with small tear at lower or upper margin, costing a few letters (this does not affect the text of the discourses by Hobbes). Beside the mentioned defects, still a very good copy. ----STC 3957 (2nd ed.). FIRST EDITION of one of the scarcest and most portentous works of Jacobean literature, the Horae Subseciuae is famous not only for the significan appeal of the essays ascribed to WILLIAM CAVENDISH, but also - even more important - for the three discourses now known to have been authored by the great philosopher THOMAS HOBBES and to constitute his earliest published work: "A Discourse upon the Beginning of Tacitus," "A Discourse of Rome," and "A Discourse of Lawes." The attribution of these three essays in the Horae Subseciuae to HOBBES has become generally accepted. He was thought for 300 years a candidate for authorship. However, the discovery by Strauss in the 1950s of a manuscript at Chatsworth of the 'Horae Subsecivae' in Hobbes' hand, and still more the Wordprint analysis of Reynolds and Saxenhouse (Thomas Hobbes: Three Discourses: A Critical Modern Edition of Newly Identified Work of the Young Hobbes, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995), seem to have been generally convincing. Certainly, having read their analysis, and not forgetting the weaknesses and presuppositions inherent in Wordprint analysis (and other such statistical analyses of authorship), their work is far more convincing than dissenting voices such as Fortier ("Hobbes and 'A Discourse of Lawes': The Perils of Wordprint Analysis," Review of Politics, 59:4 (Fall, 1997), pp. 861-87). For example, Aravamudan in "Hobbes and America" (Carey and Festa, eds., Postcolonial Enlightenment, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009) and Rahe's chapter "Thomas Hobbes's Republican Youth" in his Against Throne and Altar: Machiavelli and Political Theory under the English Republic (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), both explicitly affirm Hobbes' authorship of the three discourses in light of the work of Reynolds and Saxenhouse and the responses their work generated. Rahe also argues strongly for the similarity of philosophical argument between "A Discourse of Lawes" and Hobbes' later "De Cive" and "Leviathan." Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury (1588-1679) is a towering figure not only of English political theory, but of English literature generally. Aside from 'Leviathan,' he translated both Thucydides and Homer into English, took an active (if curmudgeonly) part in the court of Charles II, and wrote half-a-dozen other minor masterworks of political theory. In his own time and since, Hobbes has remained a figure of extraordinary controversy, having been accused of atheism in the 17th century, amorality in the 18th and 19th, and authoritarianism in the 20th. At the same time, though, his works have given rise to a greater body of literature than any other English political philosopher, from works by Locke and Clarendon in the 17th century, to the works of Oakeshott in the 20th. William Cavendish, 2nd Earl of Devonshire (c. 1590 - 20 June 1628) was an English courtier and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1614 until 1626 when he succeeded to the peerage and sat in the House of Lords. Cavendish was the second son of William Cavendish, 1st Earl of Devonshire, by his first wife Anne Keighley. Very Good.

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        Exercitationes philosophicæ quibus universa fere discutitur philosophia theoretica, et plurima ac præcipua Peripateticorum dogmata evertuntur ... cum gemino indice.

      [Leyden]: in bibliopolio Commeliniano sumptibus viduae Joannis Comelini, 1620. First edition, extremely rare, of one of the earliest modern works on atomism. "Gorlaeus is counted among the founders of modern atomism, which he proposed as an alternative to Aristotelian matter theory. Because of his notion of atomic compounds, he is also regarded as a contributor to the evolution of chemistry" (DSB). "When David Gorlaeus (1591-1612) passed away at 21 years of age, he left behind two highly innovative manuscripts. Once they were published [as the present work, and as Idea physicae (1610), his work had a remarkable impact on the evolution of seventeenth-century thought. However, as his identity was unknown, divergent interpretations of their meaning quickly sprang up. Seventeenth-century readers understood him as an anti-Aristotelian thinker and as a precursor of Descartes. Twentieth-century historians depicted him as an atomist, natural scientist and even as a chemist. And yet, when Gorlaeus died, he was a beginning student in theology. His thought must in fact be placed at the intersection between philosophy, the nascent natural sciences, and theology" (Lüthy). This is a very rare book. In his review of Lüthy's book in 2012, Henri Krop wrote: "until now Gorlaeus's life and ideas have remained basically unknown because both his elaborate Exercitationes philosophicae and his Idea physicae are extremely rare and copies were unavailable in Dutch public libraries. (However since 1986 the libraries of both Leiden and Leeuwarden have acquired copies of the former.)" We have been unable to locate any copies in auction records. "Gorlaeus's atomism, which took center stage in his Idea physicae, is however more fully embedded in the Exercitationes philosophicae. There, philosophy is defined as "the naked knowledge of entities" and thus identified with ontology. Each discipline, wrote Gorlaeus, tackles one type of entity, whereby physics deals with natural entities. His ontology distinguishes between self-subsisting entities (entia per se), which are defined as numerically unique, fully existing, unchanging, and indivisible, and the accidental compositions (entia per accidens) that are brought about when several entia per se gather. This view of reality is essentially atomistic, although primarily in a metaphysical sense. By denying universals and allowing only for individuals, it is also heavily indebted to medieval nominalism. The only self-subsisting entities are God, angels, souls, and physical atoms, whereas all other entities, including humans, are transitory composites. Gorlaeus's definition of man as an "accidental being," which he took from Taurellus, was to be used in a 1641 university disputation by René Descartes's friend Henricus Regius and triggered the first conflict between Descartes and the Aristotelian university establishment. Since that episode Gorlaeus has, somewhat misleadingly, been seen as a forerunner of Cartesianism. "Although his atomism is primarily metaphysical, Gorlaeus spent much time and effort to apply it to the realms of physics and chemistry. Rejecting Aristotle's concept of place, he maintained that atoms move in an absolute space, which does not necessarily have to be filled. Possessing quantity, atoms are furthermore extended, and they come in two types, namely dry (as earth atoms) and wet (as water atoms). All natural bodies can be resolved into these two types of atoms. Fire is explained in terms of the friction of closely packed atoms, while air is defined as a real, but non-elementary substance, which fills all voids and which is capable of transmitting celestial heat, but not of combining into compounds. When bodies rarefy, this is due to the entrance of air between the atoms; air itself cannot be rarefied or condensed. The emergent physical and chemical properties of higher-level compounds are due to the mixing of the elementary qualities of wet and dry with the so-called "real accidents" of warm and cold, which are communicated to the elementary atoms from the ambient air. Within this framework, Gorlaeus explained the most common physical and chemical properties of substances as a "temperament" created by the interacting atoms under the influence of ambient heat or cold. Although he demonstrated a certain ingenuity in this enterprise, he was yet forced to introduce additional elements such as heaviness, which is a divinely "impressed downward force." Divine providence is also responsible for the aggregation of atoms into the more complex bodies" (DSB). Gorlaeus' contributions are the more remarkable given his short life (1591-1612). When he died, at age 21, he was a student of theology. "From the correspondence of his father, David Gorlaeus Sr., it appears that alchemical interests were being cultivated in his family. Still, the interests of the younger Gorlaeus in natural philosophy had above all philosophical and theological sources. As for philosophy, as an undergraduate student at Franeker between 1606 and 1610, Gorlaeus followed the comparatively innovative natural science course of Henricus de Veno, who incorporated recent developments in the fields of astronomy, meteorology, and natural philosophy into his otherwise Aristotelian framework. By 1610, Gorlaeus had furthermore come under the influence of Julius Caesar Scaliger's Exercitationes exotericae (1557), which explained a range of natural phenomena in terms of corpuscles and interstitial voids. Scaliger figures as the only recent author in Gorlaeus's two books and is quoted with great frequency. "Whereas Scaliger depicted himself as an Aristotelian and anti-atomist, Gorlaeus's strongly anti-Aristotelian physics relied fully on the interaction of atoms. In order to understand why a theology student should have ended up developing such a system, one must consider his circumstances in 1611. A crisis pitting two currents of Calvinism against each other was just then reaching its acme at Leiden University's theological faculty, where Gorlaeus had recently enrolled. The point of departure for the conflict had been the non-orthodox view of one of the professors, Jacob Arminius, that the election of the faithful to heaven was not predestined by God since eternity, a view that was combated by his colleague Franciscus Gomarus. The so-called Arminian conflict, which quickly turned into a national and indeed international affair, had strong political overtones, but conceptually revolved around such philosophical concepts as the nature of divine and human causality, time and eternity, place and ubiquity, and determinism and free will. When Arminius died in 1609, Conrad Vorstius was chosen to succeed him, but upon his arrival at Leiden in 1611 was expelled speedily on charges of heresy. Some of the alleged heresies, which King James I of England stooped to rebut in person, were said to reside in his physicalist understanding of God, an understanding that had been inspired, it was charged, by the metaphysics of the German professor of medicine Nicolaus Taurellus. The point is that Gorlaeus, who was a partisan of the Arminian cause, quickly acquainted himself with the writings of both Vorstius and Taurellus, and his atomism can be understood as a radicalization of the ontology he had found particularly in Taurellus's metaphysics" (ibid.). Christoph Lüthy, David Gorlaeus (1591-1612): An Enigmatic Figure in the History of Philosophy and Science, Amsterdam, 2012. 8vo (154 x 89 mm), pp. [xxviii], 352. Contemporary half vellum, manuscript title on spine, some worming to lower and upper parts of the spine, internally fine and clean.

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        Les delices de la poesie françoise, ou, dernier recueil des plus beaux vers de ce temps

      Chez Toussaint du Bray. New edition after the first published in 1614. Rare. Print in italics. Velin full time. Smooth back silent. A snag with lack of 1cm2 back. Lower right corner (1cm) calcined in the first 30 sheets with sometimes reached a blackened letter. Light foxing to p. 240 lower right corner with some text. First board holding only a few cowards seams. Important collection of contemporary poetry in the French language together Duperron, Malherbe, Racan Méziriac, Monfuron, Touvant, Motin, The Picardière, Maynard, Hodey, Le Breton, Brown, D'urfé ... The book contains a great many poems by author. According to the foreword, this book is a compendium of previously published two books: "The delights of poetry Francoise" (1618) and "The second book of poetry delights of Francoise" (1620) by Jean Baudoin, increased by 112 new parts. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Toussaint du Bray à Paris 1620 Très fort in-8 (11x16,5cm) (24) 1180pp. relié

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        Rhinocerons

      1620. "Due incisioni, impresse su un foglio di carta vergata con filigrana ""scudo con santo inginocchiato sormontato da stella"" - risalente alla fine del XVI sec. - raffiguranti entrambe il rinoceronte, disegnate ed incise, acquaforte e bulino, da Antonio Tempesta. L'immagine sulla sinistra è chiaramente ispirato al celebre rinoceronte di Albrecht Dürer, eseguito nel 1515. La xilografia del Dürer, sia per la curiosità che un animale non europeo dovette destare, sia per la fama dell'incisore tedesco, diventò ben immediatamente famosa, basti pensare che Alessandro de' Medici (1510-1537) adottò proprio il rinoceronte corazzato e il corno appuntito, come proprio emblema. La scelta del rinoceronte dureriano ad apertura dell'opera ha il significato di un omaggio al maestro di Norimberga, ma è al tempo stesso il riconoscimento di un modello iconografico obbligato. In maniera quasi rispettosa, Tempesta affianca al modello poco realistico del Durer, una seconda figura di rinoceronte, in cui tutti gli elementi fantasiosi del primo spariscono per dar vita ad una illustrazione zoolicamente più corretta. Le due immagini furono pubblicate nella serie ""Nuova raccolta de li Animali più curiosi del mondo..."", di Antonio Tempesta, opera che conobbe numerose edizioni, dopo la prima edita nel 1620 da Giandomenico de Rossi, di cui costituivano la tavola d'apertura (il rinocerone dureriano) e la decima (il rinoceronte rivolto a sinistra). L'opera è un bestiario, privo di testo, che comprende in buona parte la prima e ampia iconografia zoologica, ma anche animali fantastici della tradizione mitologica, come il grifone o il satiro marino. Le immagini dell'opera, nella prima edizione 222, erano distribuite su 111 fogli oblunghi, con due lastre stampate per ciascun foglio. Ciascuna immagine ha una didascalia con il nome dell'nimale raffigurato in latino e in italiano. Foglio in ottimo stato di conservazione, con i margini originali. Dimensioni del foglio: 415x280 Dimensioni della singola incisone: 137x97"

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        THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW. Newly Translated out of the Originall Tongues: And with the former Translations diligently compared and revised, By his Maiesties speciall commandement.

      London Bonham Norton and John Bill Printers to the Kings most Excellent Maiestie 1620 - KING JAMES BIBLE with Apocrypha and Concordance, 1620. Small 4to, approximately 215 x 155 mm, 8½ x 6¼ inches, engraved pictorial general title page and New Testament title page both with broad woodcut border representing the tents and shields of the 12 tribes, the 12 apostles, and the 4 evangelists with title in a heart shape at the centre, O.T. dated 1620, N.T. dated 1621, a few decorated head- and tailpieces and initials, printed in black letter, no pagination. Signatures: A8, A-Ggg8, I-Sss8, colophon below text on Sss8r, verso blank, signature Hhh omitted from foliation, catchwords correct, no text missing; Concordance: title page dated 1619, A-I8, K10, colophon on K10v dated 1620. Bound in full Victorian Divinty style calf, decorated with black rules and corner motifs, blind public library coat of arms to centre, bevelled edges, expertly rebacked to style with blind decoration, gilt title and gilt library number at tail, all edges red, endpapers renewed. Board edges scraped, withdrawn stamp to front pastedown, faint old library stamp to upper corner of O.T. title page, just affecting corner of image, a small blind stamp to top row of title page image, visible only on blank reverse, early ink signature on reverse of title page, repeated on 2 other blanks, top margins trimmed throughout, very occasional small pale brown stain, a little faint early scribble in 5 margins, 1 very small blank lower corner torn off (S7), very small closed tear to text at lower corner of Nnn1, no loss, 1 tiny ink spot, no loss of legibility. A very good clean sturdy copy. Darlow and Moule Volume I, No. 292; Herbert No. 379. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historiae Societatis Iesu Pars Prima sive Ignatius.

      Filios Martini Nutij, Anrverpiae 1620 - In-folio ( 330x200 mm ) pleine veau brun d'époque dos à 5 nerfs, titre doré sur pièce de basane havane.Coiffe supérieure arasée, mors fendu en tête, coins émoussé, épidermures.XVI, 426, XXIV pages.Titre gravé. Bandeaux, Lettrines, Cul de lampe, vignette en page de garde in fine.Titre gravé. Patribus Fratribusque Societatis Iesu ( Franciscus Sacchinus ). Claudius Aquaviva Societatis Iesu. Summa Privilegii. Cuius sit auctoritatis quod in B. Caietani Thienaei vita de B. Ignatio traditur. Historiae Societatis Iesu Partis Primae. ( Liber Primus à Liber Decimussextus ). Index rerum Memorabilium quae in hac prima historiae Societatis Iesu parte Continentur ( XXIV pages ). Ancien.

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        Blindgeprägter vergoldeter Lederband mit Supralibros von FEB Sigmund Christoph Graf von Schrattenbach. Enthält: Vergil, Bucolicorum, Eclogae X. Georgicorum, Libri IIII. Aenaidos, Libri XII.

      Colonia Allobrogum (Genf), P.&.Jac. Chouet, 1620. 16 Bll.,732/62 S.,37 Bll. Quart. Blindgeprägter Lederband mit Supralibros. Reichverzierter Salzburger Spätbarockeinband. In den Supralibros mit den Wappen FEB Sigmunds die Jahreszahl seines Regierungsantrittes 1753, am Rücken 1771. Rücken, Ecken und Kanten stark bestoßen, die Bänder fehlen. Das Titelblatt ausgebessert. Dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Versand D: 9,00 EUR Salzburg Einband Sigmund Schrattenbach Supralibros Barockeinband Vergil

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        Le Theatre d'honneur et de chevalerie, Ou l'histoire des ordres militaires des Roys, & Princes de la Chrestienté, & leur Genealogie: de l'Institution des Armes . Avec les Figures en taille douce nai¿uement representées. Et deux tables .

      Foüet, Paris 1620 - Bd. 1: [10] Bl., 915 S., Bd. 2: [2] Bl., S. 916-1882, [13] Bl. : Ill. in Kupfer, Lederbände, etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten leicht bestoßen, vorderes Gelenk bei Bd. 1 gerissen, dort auch Kapitale beschädigt, reiche Rückenvergoldung, Zierleisten auf den Buchdeckeln, in beiden Bänden Exlibris, vereinzelt alte Wurmfrasslöcher. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1. "Malum punicum" - 2. "Arantia" - 3. "Limones minores" - 4. "Limones maiores".

      - kol. Kupferstich v. Emanuel Sweerts, um 1620, 34,2 x 20,8 (H) - Blattgr. 40 x 26,8 cm Im alten Passepartoutausschnitt minimal nachgedunkelt, verso mit Resten alter Montierung. Zwei kleine Wurmlöcher im Rand. Mit viel Plattenton gedruckt und in den Farben sehr schön frisch. Das Kolorit ist alt aber wohl nicht zeitgenössisch. WZ: Wappenschild mit Zepter (?). - Ein sehr schönes Blatt.

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        L'Hospital des fols incurables, où sont déduites de poinct en poinct toutes les folies et les maladies d'esprit, tant des hommes que des femmes, oeuvre... tirée de l'italien de Thomas Garzoni, et mise en notre langue / par François de Clarier, sieur de Lo

      [2] pp., 267 pp., [1] p. Paris, François Julliot, 1620, in-8, [2] pp, 267 pp, [1] p, plein veau moucheté, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, pièce de titre grenat, tranches rouges (reliure du XVIIIe), Première édition française de cet ouvrage de Garzoni, traduit par François de Clarier de Longval. Dans sa version initiale, "L'hospidale de pazzi incurabili" parait en Italie en 1586. Deux éditeurs parisiens font paraitre cette traduction en 1620 : Julliot et Sevestre. Tommaso Garzoni (1549-1589), était un écrivain italien. C'est au cours des six dernières années de sa vie qu'il écrit ses oeuvres les plus célèbres, celles qui se veulent des sommes encyclopédiques dont "L'hospidale de pazzi incurabili", le plus connu, fait partie. Parmi les huit ouvrages qu'il a écrit, seulement deux ont été traduits et publiés en français. Le second, "Le Théâtre des divers cerveaux du monde" est paru en France en 1586. Par ailleurs, ses oeuvres ont été diffusées dans toute l'Europe et ont connu diverses réimpressions à différentes époques, à tel point qu'il est devenu l'un des auteurs italiens les plus traduits du Cinquecento. Cet ouvrage dédié aux maladies mentales avait pour objet de populariser les questionnements autour de la folie dans le but d'améliorer la santé mentale du plus grand nombre : "As the author specifically states, his book is intended to popularize the issue of insanity in order to enhance good mental health for the average person. In so doing, Garzoni in fact presents a reliable picture of the contemporary view of mental illness as held by the general public rather than by the medical profession." (MORA, pp. 245-246) Ex-Libris contrecollé sur le contreplat portant la mention manuscrite "Fol est celuy qui fait folie, Fol est celuy qui fol chastie" L'homme représenté est peut-être le psychiatre Jean Pierre Falret. Signature manuscrite sur la première page de l'ouvrage. Légers frottements aux coins et aux plats. Excepté la présence de taches orangées sur la page de titre et d'une intérieur frais et d'une petite galerie de vers en marge des derniers feuillets qui n'endommagent pas le texte, l'intérieur est frais et offre une lecture agréable. Exemplaire légèrement court de tête.

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        Lysimachia Iutea Pannonica maior (Quirl-Felberich, Punktierter Gilbweiderich). Kolor. Kupferstich von B. Besler aus 'Hortus Eystettensis', um 1620. 50 x 40 cm. Schön gerahmt.

      1620 - Quirl-Felberich-Blüten orangegelb koloriert. Links und rechts mit rot bzw. rosa kolorierten Blüten: Lysimachia Galericulata (Sumpf-Ziest), Lysimachia altera Matthisli flore rubescente (Blut-Weiderich). Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Legationis turc(icae) epistolae IV. München, Sadeler, 1620. 541 (recte 531) S., 26 Bll. Mit 1 gestoch. Titel, 1 Kupferkarte, 4 Kupfertafeln und gestochener Druckermarke. 12 °. Reich blindgepr. Schweinsldr. d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln mit 2 Messingschließen und 2 blindgepr. Monogrammen ('IHS' über einem Kreuz und 'MRA' unter einer Krone) auf Deckeln (etw. fleckig, Rücken leicht beschabt, 1 Schließe defekt).

      1620 - VD17 14:079804T.- Göllner 1842a, Anm.- 'In vier Briefen berichtet der kaiserliche Gesandte an der Pforte über seine langwierigen gefahrvollen Verhandlungen von 1555 bis 1562. In diesen Jahrn war Busbecq oft mehr ein Gefangener als ein Gesandter; geduldig mußte er warten bis die politischen Verhälnisse seinem Vorhaben günstiger wurden und er endlich mit einem achtjährigen Waffenstillstand heimkehren konnte' (Göllner 1732).- Die Kupfer mit Porträt des Verfassers, Ansicht von Konstantinopel, Porträts von Sultan Soliman und Kaiser Friedrich I. sowie eine Europakarte.- Gestochenes Wappenexlibris von Franziskus Josephus Antonius Schmid auf Spiegel.- Gestochener Titel mit Papierabriss im rechten weißen Außenrand und weißen Fußsteg, Verfasser- und Sultan-Porträts mit Ausriss im weißen Außensteg, teils längerer Einriss in 4 Blättern. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Romanae historiae qui exstant quinque et triginta libri: una cum omnium eiusdem librorum, qui alias exstiterunt, epitomis, triplici opera insigniter hac editione illustrati.

      Lione, Sumtibus Thomae Soubron, 1620. In-4ø; 8 cc., 1186 pp. (scambio di alcuni bifolii nelle segnature 3Vu-3Zz), 37 cc. (indici); titolo stampato in rosso e nero. Importante legatura coeva in tutto marocchino avana con ricca ed elaborata decorazione in oro al dorso e ai piatti (minime tracce d'uso agli angoli dei piatti); al centro sono impresse in oro le armi di Pierre de Chevrier Barone di Fencamp (1608-1692). Al risguardo anteriore nota in greco datata 1897; a un foglio di guardia lunga nota di possesso manoscritta, datata 1637, che attesta come il volume fosse l'esemplare di dono destinato da Pierre de Chevrier a Gilles Boisseau, studente del celebre collegio gesuitico di La FlŠche (stemma dei Gesuiti impresso su tassello in carta e applicato in fine alla nota). Altra firma di possesso settecentesca al titolo. Originario paper flaw alla p. 503 con perdita di alcune parole; segnetto di tarlo al margine esterno bianco delle pp. 613-628 ben lontano dal testo. Rara edizione lionese dell'opera di Livio in un esemplare legato in pieno marocchino alle armi del barone Pierre de Chevrier. Per la legatura, vd. Olivier 222.

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        Genealogia Serenissimor Boiariae Ducum, et quorandam genuinae effigies.:

      Augsburg, Witwe S.Mang für W. Kilian, 1620-1621. - Kl.-Fol. Gest. Titel, 19 nn. Bl., m. 11 ganzs. gest. Portraits u. großer gest. Verlegermarke. Spät. HPergt. Zweite Ausgabe. - Lipperheide Da 15 (andere Kollationierung); Hollstein XVIII 632-643; Thieme-B. XX, 303. - Diese zweite Ausgabe der prachtvollen Portraits bayerischer Herzöge wurde um 2 Portraits erweitert. Das Werk erschien erstmals 1605 im Verlag von D. Custos, dem Stiefvater Kilians. - Die sehr schönen ovalen Portraits mit einem umlaufenden Schriftband und einem darunterstehenden Vierzeiler. - Die aussergewöhnliche Druckermarke mit der Darstellung einer Kupferstecher-Werkstatt und einem Portrait Kilians (im Vordergrund an einer Platte arbeitend). - Leicht stock- u. fingerfl.

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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau mit den Anlagen der Schanzen auf dem Kemperwerth an der Siegmündung.

      - Kupferstich aus Hogenbergs Geschichtsblättern, 1620, 21,5 x 27,5 Hellwig 433. Brodesser 2a. - Zeigt die Insel Pfaffenmütz im Rhein sowie die Mündung der Sieg in den Rhein. - Im Vordergrund Stadtansicht von Grau-Rheindorf. - Am oberen linken Rand Stadtansicht von Troisdorf-Bergheim. - Oben rechts Insetkarte des Gebietes zwischen Bonn und Köln-Mülheim.

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        Nobilitas politica vel civilis. Personas scilicet distinguendi, et ab origine inter gentes, ex principum gratia nobilitandi forma. Praeter omnium antehac, de sola theologica, aut philosophica tantum nobilitate disceptantium (civiles interim...

      ...praetereuntium) conclusiones. Quo tandem & apud Anglos, qui sint nobilium gradus, & quae ad nobilitatis fastigia euehendi ratio, ostenditur. (Editet, with many notes and additions, by Thomas Milles, from the unpublished manuscript of - Mit Holzschnittdruckermarke auf dem Titel, 9 zumeist mitpaginierten, ganzseitigen Kupferstichen und einigen teils figürlichen, teils grotesken Holzschnittinitialen. Einband gering berieben Vorsätze mit bräunlichem Büttenpapier erneuert teils stockfleckig und etwas gebräunt teils wasserrandig - letzte Bll. und einige weitere Bll. stärker (vereinzelt auch etwas in den Text sowie in den Bildrand von 3 Tafeln hineingehend) 4 Seiten im Bundsteg mit transparentem Japanpapierstreifen verstärkt vereinzelt leicht fleckig und fingerfleckig S. 169 mit kleinem Tintenfleck im weissen Rand vereinzelt leicht angerändert (kleine Randeinrisse und Randausrisse) teils kleine Knickspuren in den Ecken letzte 5 Bll. (inkls. 1 Tafel) mit Ausriss in der oberen Ecke - laienhaft bzw. unschön mit angesetzen Papierstreifen "restauriert" bei 4 Seiten durch die angesetzten Papierstreifen (nicht durch die Ausrisse) mit geringfügigem Randleistenverlust - kein Text- oder Bildverlust ein Kupfer etwas schief eingedruckt und dadurch seitlich zu knapp beschnitten (geringer Bildrandverlust) ein weiteres Kupfer am Fuß zu knapp beschnitten (geringfügiger Bildrandverlust und minimaler Verlust von Buchstabenteilen) Paginierung teils fehlerhaft (manchmal falsche Seitenzahlen, die Seiten 128 und 129 werden in der Paginierung übersprungen, 2 Kupfer nicht mitpaginiert) zu Beginn sind 2 Blätter verbunden - Blatt A3 nach Blatt (A4) eingebunden alter Besitzvermerk "Ex Libris Vincentii Burlamachii Genevensis, Londini Anno 1620" auf dem Titel. Letzte Seite am Fuß mit 15 Zeilen "Errata Typographi sic corrigenda". Es existieren Exemplare, die am Schluß noch ein zusätzliches Blatt mit gest. Tabellen enthalten - dieses Blatt wurde aber wohl nur einem kleineren Teil der Auflage beigegeben. 7 der Kupfer (1 Abbildung wiederholt) zeigen Adelige in ihren offiziellen Gewändern (Barone, Herzöge, den Prinzen von Wales etc.) 1 Kupfer zeigt die englische Königin (Elizabeth I. ) auf ihrem Thron (dieses Blatt, wie oben beschrieben, seitlich leicht angeschnitten) 1 Kupfer zeigt Elizabeth I. auf ihrem Thron und das englische Parlament (diese Tafel, wie oben beschrieben, am Fuß leicht angeschnitten). Robert Glover (1544-1588) hoher königlicher Beamter unter der Regierung von Elizabeth I. 1571-1588 Somerset Herald (Somerset Herald of Arms in Ordinary) - ein Amt das heute noch existiert. Der Herausgeber Thomas Milles (um 1550- 1626?) war sein Neffe. Der Drucker William Jaggard (um 1568-1623) ist heute vor allem als Drucker und Verleger von Dramen William Shakespeares bekannt (allerdings zumeist Raubdrucke und unterschobene Texte) - aus seiner Druckerei stammt der 1623 erschienene erste Shakespeare-Folio (Shakespeare First Folio). NUC, Vol. 202, 485/ Graesse IV, 681 (ohne Nennung des Verfassers)/ vgl. Jöcher II, 1024 (sehr ungenaue bzw. falsche Angaben).

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        De Sensu Rerum et Magia, libri quatuor, Pars Mirabilis Occultae Philosophiae, ubi demonstratur Mundum esser Dei vivam statuam, beneque cognosentem... Tobias Adami Recensuit, et nunc primum evulgauit.

      apud Egenolphum Emmelium, imp. Godefridi Tampachij, 1620. In-4° (cm. 21 x 17), pp. (16), 371, bel frontespizio allegorico inciso in rame, legatura olandese con nervi passanti in piena pergamena muta, unghiature e tracce di laccetti di chiusura. Frontespizio leggermante rifilato ai margini esterni, alcune lievi bruniture dovute alla qualità della carta, nel complesso bell'esemplare. Prima edizione, assai rara e pregiata, di una delle opere più studiate e influenti del filosofo, al quale costò la prigione e la tortura, su condanna dell'Inquisizione per eresia. Il manoscritto latino risale al 1590 ma venne rubato da alcuni frati a Bologna, l'autore dovette riscriverlo a memoria durante i suoi anni di prigionia e venne stampato solo nel 1620. Il C. aveva studiato magia e occultismo sotto la guida del Della Porta e proprio per l'interesse che aveva suscitato in lui l'evoluzione della magia in scienza scrive il De sensu, ove nel quarto libro il filosofo si propone di riscattare la magia dalla condizione di decadenza in cui si era venuta a trovare a causa del ricorso a pratiche superstiziose e a illusorie credenze in interventi demonici. Egli si propone di reinterpretare questa esuberante tradizione alla luce della dottrina del senso delle cose e dello spiritus. Il permanere del senso negli enti e nell'aria in forme latenti e come sopito, per risvegliarsi in determinate occasioni, rende spiegabili fatti solo in apparenza prodigiosi, come il sanguinare, in presenza dell'assassino, del cadavere di chi è morto di morte violenta; o la possibile efficacia dell''unguento armario', grazie al quale si può risanare una ferita a distanza, medicando l'arma che l'ha provocata; e il fatto che un tamburo di pelle di pecora vada in pezzi, quando sente suonare un tamburo di pelle di lupo, è dovuto al risvegliarsi della paura di un tempo. Il mago, conoscendo la specifica qualità del senso che inerisce a ogni ente, è in grado di utilizzarlo in modo conveniente, suggerendo cibi, bevande, climi, rimedi di erbe e di animali che giovano e potenziano le energie vitali. Soprattutto, il mago è capace di indurre sullo spiritus alterazioni e passioni. Le parole, la musica, i suoni, hanno «forza magica, stupenda e certa» (Del senso delle cose e della magia, cit., p. 210), in quanto, agendo sullo spiritus, hanno la capacità di impressionare gli animi e l'immaginazione, di suscitare sentimenti e passioni: i sapienti possiedono una «forza maga», e noi vediamo che l'oratore e il poeta riescono a far piangere, ridere e adirare gli uomini, suscitando in loro il ricordo di cose che per natura evocano tali sentimenti. La retorica, come la magia, agisce sulle passioni per provocare «l'amore e l'odio, l'ira e la paura, la docilità e lo stupore», senza servirsi di altri mezzi se non delle parole; essa non chiama con incantamenti i demoni a sollevare siffatte passioni muovendo la fantasia, ma si serve di argomentazioni, di motti, di fervido incitamento, d'un fascino di parole ch'è quasi magico (Rhetorica, in Id., Tutte le opere, a cura di L. Firpo, 1° vol., 1954, pp. 743-45). Firpo n.7. Caillet 1984. Vinciana 2162: ''Opera rarissima scritta durante la prigionia.'' Thorndike, VII, 291.

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        Covenanting Martyr - Captain John Paton 17th Century - Original Desk Chair

      John Paton (1620-1684) was born in rural Fenwick parish in Ayer, Scotland. A leader, soldier, and desperate lover of Christ, he first enlisted to aid Gustavus Adolphus in Germany, for which he was given the position of 'Captain.' Then when the Covenanters were in want of a man to lead them, the Covenanting minister William Guthrie called on Paton to lead them. He led the Covenanted armies at battles of Marston Moor (1644), Rulliam Green (1667) and Bothwell Bridge (1679) etc. Being under the ministry of William Guthrie, he was also appointed to the session and became Ruling Elder in Meadowhead. He frequented the pure preached Gospel wherever he could obtain it, and was a great encourager of the practice of carrying arms for the defense thereof, which he took to be a proper mean in part to restrain the enemy from violence. His home was ever a refuge for minister's fleeing persecution. How many of those who gave their lives aside from Paton sat in this chair? He was finally arrested and sentenced to death by hanging in 1683. Like a faithful soldier of Christ, he read his own last will and testament from the scaffold, revealing his rich love of Jesus and His free and gratuitous pardon" :Dear Friends and Spectators - You are come here to look upon me a dying man. I am a poor sinner, and could never merit anything but wrath, and have no righteousness of my own; all is Christ's and his alone; and I have laid claim to His righteousness and His suffering by faith in Jesus Christ; through imputation they are mine; for I have accepted of His offer on His own terms, and sworn away myself to Him, to be at His disposal, both privately and publicly; and now I have put it upon Him to ratify in Heaven all that I have purposed to do on earth, and to do away with all my imperfections and failings, and to stay my heart on Him. I now leave my testimony, as a dying man, against the horrid usurpation of our Lord's prerogative and crown-right... for He is given by the Father to be the Head of the Church. Oh! Be oft at the throne, and give God no rest. Make sure you soul's interest. Seek His pardon freely, and then He will come with peace. Seek all the graces of His spirit, the grace of love, the grace of holy fear and humility. Now I desire to salute you, dear friends in the Lord Jesus Christ, both prisoned, banished, widow and fatherless, or wandering and cast out for Christ's sake, and the Gospel's; even the blessings of Christ's sufferings be with you all strengthen, establish, support and settle you. Now as to my persecutors, I forgive all of them... but I wish they would seek forgiveness of Him who hath to give. Now I leave my poor sympathizing wife and six small children upon the Almighty Father, Son and Holy ghost, who hath promised to be a father to the fatherless, and a husband to the widow and orphan's stay. Be Thou all in all to them, O Lord. And now farewell, wife and children. Farewell all friends and relations. Farewell to all worldly enjoyments. Farewell, sweet Scriptures, preaching praying, reading, singing, and all duties. And welcome, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I desire to commit my soul to Thee in well-doing, Lord receive my spirit."the chair itself is well documented. Exhibited/published:The Book of Bishop's Castle and Handbook of the Archaeological Collection. 1888 (as Captain Paton's Chair, Collection Archibald Barr)Scottish National Memorials Exhibition, 1890 (As Captain John Paton's Chair, Collection Archibald Barr, and adding that it is reputed to have been the chair he was seated on when captured and brought to his trial and execution)It is further accompanied by an original letter from Archibald Barr detailing some of its history, describing its trail back to the Paton family, an original photograph of it before any restoration (1880), some details of its restoration, etc.Lower section of chair has been rebuilt, but appropriately with the addition of fine leather seat. Absolutely beautiful patina to wood. A museum worthy Covenant martyr item.

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        Italia data in luce da Fabio suo Figliolo. Al Serenissimo Ferdinando Gonzaga Duca di Mantova e Monferrato.

      Bologna, impensis ipsius autoris, (Sebastiano Bonomi), 1620. In-folio; 4 carte, compreso il titolo inciso con figure allegoriche opera di Oliviero Gatti, 24 pagine, 61 tavole colorate anticamente, delle quali 58 a doppia pagina, 2 a piena pagina e 1 (Isola d'Elba) pi-- piccola, portata nel '700 in questo esemplare al formato dell'Atlante. Bella legatura settecentesca in mezza pelle e angoli con greche, filetti e tassello in oro al dorso e carta marmorizzata ai piatti. Ex libris: principe di Soragna. Minime tracce di antichi consolidamenti a qualche braghetta. Piccolo strappo riparato anticamente nel margine bianco della carta di Ischia. Rarissimo esemplare colorato anticamente a mano e rilegato nel ?700 per il principe Meli Lupi di Soragna della prima edizione e prima tiratura del primo atlante geografico italiano. Il nostro esemplare oltre alle caratteristiche della prima edizione presenta la carta "Liguria overo riviera di Levante" in luogo della "Liguria o stato della repubblica di Genova", mentre sono presenti come nell'altra tiratura le carte "Riviera di Genova di Ponente " e "Riviera di Genova di Levante". Le due carte che raffigurano il Levante sono molto diverse tra loro, questa particolarit... appartiene solo agli esemplari (ma non a tutti) di prima tiratura della prima edizione come quello descritto da Cremonini al nø 15 della bibliografia "L'Italia nelle vedute e carte geografiche" e conferma il lavoro originale fatto dal Magini e ripreso dal figlio, proprio sulla geografia del territorio ligure. Pubblicata postuma dal figlio Fabio, l'"Italia" pu• considerarsi l'opera principale di Antonio Magini, astronomo, geografo e matematico. Alle prime 24 pagine che contengono una breve descrizione, seguono una carta geografica dell'Italia e 60 carte geografiche regionali, secondo la divisione tra stati di allora, incise da Arnoldo Arnoldi e da Benjamin Wright. A questo lavoro l'autore dedic• gran parte delle fatiche nell'ultimo ventennio della sua vita. Volle scrupolosamente preparare carte geografiche in gran parte originali, delineate cioŠ in base a rilievi ufficiali fatti eseguire dai vari governi italiani, che riusc? a procurarsi per il benevolo interessamento dei Gonzaga. In particolare bisogna ricordare per la sua importanza la carta della "Riviera di Genova di Levante" che contiene numerosi aggiustamenti geografici. Il lavoro di raccolta, di coordinamento, di revisione, di disegno e incisione (onde ebbe necessit... di mantenere presso di s‚ abili incisori specializzati) fu lunghissimo e arduo. Nel 1608 fu pubblicata con il titolo di Italia Nuova una carta generale, insigne lavoro di sintesi, ricchissima di contenuto; ma la definitiva elaborazione dell'intero atlante tard• ancora e la stampa era appena avviata quando il Magini mor?. Questo volume esercit• una grande influenza; le tavole vennero per decenni inserite senza modifiche in atlanti stranieri, come per esempio nelle varie edizioni del Blaeu. Almagi..., L'Italia di Giovanni Antonio Magini, p. 7. Cremonini, L'Italia nelle vedute e carte geografiche, nø 21. Govi F., I classici che hanno fatto l'Italia nø 171.

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        Lettera con firma autografa

      Datata Torino, 24 dicembre 1620, - 1 pagina in-folio, indirizzo ''Aux gens du Sénat delà les Montz'' e sigillo alle armi sotto carta al verso. Con firma autografa del Duca di Savoia e controfirma di Pernet. Carlo Emanuele I nella lettera si raccomanda con il Senato di mantenere il prelato Jacques Delcanal ''en juste et légitime possession de sa pension annuelle sur les revenus et fruictz du prieuré de Talloires .''. In perfetto stato di conservazione. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AUGSBURG., "Augspurg". Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau, links oben das Reichswappen, rechts das Stadtwappen.

      Kupferstich, anonym, um 1620, 18 x 24 cm. Nicht bei Schefold. - Ähnlich der Ansicht von Hulsius bei Gottfried (Schefold 40286). - Im unteren Rand mit Erklärungen 1 - 99. - Breitrandig und gut erhalten. Selten. BAYERN, Schwaben

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        Les Armes et blasons des chevaliers de l'ordre du Sainct Esprit creez par Louys XIII roy de France et de Navarre

      Pierre Firens, Paris 1620 - Paris, Pierre Firens, [1620], in 4°, pp [8, comprising frontespiece, engraved title, dedication to the King, advertisement, and table], 78 finely engraved heraldic plates with text beneath of the Ordre du Saint Esprit, privilege leaf at the end, title page pictorially engraved depicting the book presented to King Louis XIII, added engraved portrait of Gabriel de L' Aubespine, bound in later 19th Century blind stamped bevel edged calf , slightly worn to head of spine, contemporary provenance inscription to head of title page, a fine clean copy, FIRST EDITION; a magnificently offering engraved by Pierre Ferens for King Louis XIII who had instituted the Order in 1619 for those seen to have upheld the Catholic faith. The work is often found with full or partial colouring, often not too good, but this example is untouched. An early inscription on the title indicates it was in the library of one Johan Huysen Gattendruck and he bought it in Paris from a Mons Stringhe, 'Marchand de Middlesburgh'. This copy includes a portrait of Gabriel de L' Aubespine laid in as a frontispiece - Chevalier of the Order in 1619. 1 vol volumes.

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        Frisia seu de viris rebusque. Frisiae illustratibus

      Frisia sev de viris rebvsqve Frisiae illvstribvs libri dvo. : Adiecti svnt pontifices Frisiorvm ethnici, seu Præfecti Druydum: eiscopi Vltraiectini: Comites Hollandiæ, [et] Selandiæ: Diplomataq[ue], Monumenta aliquot Ponfificum, Cæsarum, ac aliorum herorum, virtutem Frisiorum declarantia. Franekarae Excudebat Ioannes Lamrinck, Ordinum Frisiae Typgraphvs, suis Et Ioannis Starteri Bibliopolae sumptibus, 1620. 127, [4] Bl. : zahlr. Ill. (Holzschn. Kupferst.). Titelbl. in Rot- und Schwarzdruck

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