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      Frankfurt: Lukas Jennis [second part: Jakob de Zetter], 1620. First Edition in German. 292 x 191 mm (11 1/2 x 7 1/2"). 6 p.l., 145, [3] pp.; 4 p.l., 71, [5] pp. Two parts in one volume. VERY FINE LATE 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF, flat spine handsomely gilt in compartments filled with closely spaced horizontal rows of alternating strapwork and flowing floral and foliate stamps, reddish-orange morocco label. Historiated headpieces and tailpieces, both title pages attractively framed with a design of military implements, and WITH 24 DOUBLE-PAGE ENGRAVED MILITARY PLATES, 15 accompanying the first section and nine the second. Front pastedown with the armorial bookplate of Lt. Gen. G. L. Parker (the fourth Earl of Macclesfield), and front free endpaper with the similar armorial bookplate of the Macclesfield Library, first three leaves with small embossed Macclesfield stamp. Cockle 663. Bottom of second title page just barely touched by binder's knife, three gatherings with inoffensive dampstain at lower inner margin, light offsetting on some of the plates, a handful of leaves (including the first title) with light overall browning, additional trivial defects, otherwise A REALLY FINE COPY, the lovely binding lustrous and scarcely worn, and the text very clean and exceptionally fresh. This is a rare copy of the first German version of Girolamo Ruscelli's "Precetti della Militia Moderna," describing different types of military equipment, especially cannons and various other forms of projectile weaponry. The first part concentrates on artillery, and the second on the manufacturing of rockets and mines. The plates illustrate battlefield explosives as well as fireworks and diving equipment, and illustrations of projectiles are particularly intriguing, being done in a style that makes them look at once primitive and lethal. When our work first appeared is a bit of a mystery. Cockle says that Mariano d'Ayala (in his "Bibliografia Militare-Italiana Antica e Moderna") claims to know of editions printed in 1548 and 1562, but the earliest one known for certain is the 1568 edition, which appeared two years after Ruscelli died. The title page tells us that our author compiled his material from the works of Baptista de la Valle Venafrano, Alexandro Capo Bianco, and other Italian military authors. The works by the named writers--as well as all editions of the present book--are extremely rare. It is certainly probable that Ruscelli culled his information from earlier sources, as he was a literary man, not a soldier. Born in Viterbo in humble circumstances, Ruscelli (1500-66) migrated first to Rome and then to Venice, where he corrected proofs in the printing house of Valgrisi. A friend of Bernardo Tasso, Ruscelli was one of the few to recognize early the genius of Bernardo's son Torquato. Like a number of military books from the Macclesfield library, this one is in almost amazing internal condition as well as in an extremely pretty tree calf binding commissioned ca. 1790 by General Parker.

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        ANIMALIA. Ad vivum delineata, et aqua forti aeri impressa. Studio et arte Nicolaj Berchem.

      In folio, mz. pelle ottocentesca con ang. (abras.). Album contenente 4 magnifiche suites di acqueforti secentesche aventi per tema pecore e capre in ambiente campestre. Le suites sono state realizzate su 10 tavole, qui applicate a fogli dell?album. Ciascuna tav. (ca. mm. 450 x 300) porta 2 o 3 incisioni, per complessive 28 acqueforti (mm. 100 x 110, misurate alla battuta). Ogni suite è introdotta da una figura (femminile o maschile, su cui campeggia il titolo "Animalia. Ad vivum delineata..."). Autore di queste importanti incisioni (da rami originali del Seicento, ma "tirati" posteriormente), è il pittore e acquafortista olandese Claes Pietersz Van Haarlem detto NICOLAS BERCHEM o BERGHEM o BERRIGHEM (1620-1683). Cfr. Benezit,II, p. 132 - Monod ?Le prix des estampes?,I, pp.59/60. Esemplare ben conservato.

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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.

      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).

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        I. Lotus Urbana. II. Lagopus peregrina. III. Lagopus Maior. Altkolor. Kupferstich von Besler aus 'Hortus Eystettensis', um 1620. 47,5 x 39,5 cm. (Blattgröße: 53 x 43,5 cm). Unter Passepartout.

      Zarte Blütengewächse in blassblau, gelb und malve.- Verso ohne Text.

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        Lilium Montanum maximum polyanthos variegatum. (Vielblütige, gefleckte Türkenbund-Lilie mit Zwiebel). Altkolor. Kupferstich von B. Besler aus 'Hortus Eystettensis', um 1620. 46 x 35 cm.


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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 &#145;Contructio&#146; (Horblit 77b, 1619), with the first Continental edition of the &#145;Descriptio&#146; (Horblit 77a, 1614) &#150; &#147;The work which in the history of British science can be placed as second only to Newton&#146;s Principia&#148; (Evans 4). <br/><br/> & & &#147;His &#145;Description of the Wonderful Table of Logarithms&#146; 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.&#148; (PMM 116). <br/><br/>& & &#147;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.&#148; (Dibner 106). <br/><br/>& & &#147;Napier&#146;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.&#148; (Norman). Kepler &#147;expressed his enthusiasm in a letter to Napier dated 28 July 1619, printed in the dedication of his &#145;Ephemerides&#146;, 1620.&#148; (DSB). <br/><br/>& & The &#145;Descriptio&#146; &#147;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. &#133; He died before he could complete the task, but his son Robert Napier completed and published it in 1619. Napier&#146;s 1614 publication is always referred to as the &#145;Descriptio&#146;, and the 1619 volume as the &#145;Constructio&#146;.&#148; (Tomash). <br/><br/>& & &#147;Napier also did work in spherical trigonometry and in his &#145;Rabdologiae seu Numerationes per Virgulas libri II&#146;, Edinburgh, 1617, announced another important invention, &#145;Napier&#146;s Bones&#146;. 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.&#148; (PMM). &#147;Mechanized addition and substraction were introduced in 1642 by Pascal, then 19 years old.&#148; (Dibner 107). <br/><br/>& This edition (the second of the &#145;Constructio&#146; and first Continental edition of the &#145;Descriptio&#146;) was published together with a small appendix containing annotations by Henry Briggs on base-ten logarithms (see Norman 339). <br/><br/>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&#39;s 2007.)<br/><br/>& & In a very few copies of the Lyons edition the title page of the Descriptio carries the date 1619. MacDonald remarks: &#147;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.&#148;<br/><br/>& & 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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        Anniversaria Ecclesiae Corona; Jährliche KirchenCron und Krantz. Das ist: Ordentliche Erklärung der gewöhnlichen, aller heiligen Sonn- und Festtage, das gantze ausgehende Jahr uber, Evangelischen Lectionen allermeist, auff die heilsame Praxin oder ubung der waren Gottseligkeit, mit besonderm fleisse gerichtet, und der Volckreichen Christlichen Gemeine zu Breßlaw, bey der Kirchen zu S. Maria Magdalena, in offentlichen Predigten fürgetragen, Durch Herrn Lucam Pollionem ... weiland ... Pfarrherrn allda selbsten ... Jetzo ... in Druck verfertiget, Und in drey unterschiedliche Bücher abgetheilet, sampt den Registern

      Breslau, David Müller 1620. 33 cm. 3 Teile in 1 Band. (12), 610, (24); (10 und 2 weiße), 635, (29); (12), 681, (23) Seiten mit 3 (wiederholten) Holzschnitt-Titeleinfassungen, 1 Kupfer-Porträt (Teil 1 Titel verso), 76 Textholzschnitten, Teil 1 und 3 Titel rot und schwarz. Blind und 2 Druckermarken (am Ende von Teil 1 und 3). Geprägter Schweinsleder-Band der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit 2 Messing-Schließen, 8 Messing-Eckbeschlägen und 2 Messing-Buckeln - VD17 23:632452H - ADB 26, 394 - Gedruckt bei Abraham Lamberg und Andreas Mamitzsch, Leipzig. Enthält Sonntagspredigten (Teil 1 und 2) und Festtagspredigten (Teil 3). Pollio (1536 - 1583) studierte in Frankfurt/Oder, Wittenberg und Leipzig; war 1562 Lehrer des Elisabeth-Gymnasiums in Breslau; Diakon an der Elisabeth-Kirche, seit 1567 Pastor an der Marien-Magdalenen-Kirche in Breslau. "Seine, durch vielseitige Gelehrsamkeit gekennzeichneten Kanzelreden sind beachtenswerthe Zeugnisse der damaligen homiletischen Theologie" (ADB). Mit Vorrede seines Sohnes Joachim Pollio, der 1618 sein Amtsnachfolger wurde. Einige Textholzschnitte sind mit "HH", "MI" und "MG" monogrammiert (vgl. Nagler, Monogr. III, 1023). auf dem hinteren fliegenden Vorsatz 2 zeitgenössische handschriftliche Eintragungen: Eheschließung des Bernhard von Lohn(?) mit Susanna Oberholtz am 2. März 1628; Tod des Bernhard von Lohn am 7. März 1639. In Faksimile auf farblich passendem Papier: Teil 1 Seiten 155-156, 585-586; Teil 2 Seiten 595-596; Teil 3 Seiten 373-396; die Textseiten sind im Satzspiegel mehr oder wenige gebräunt. -

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        [Les Introuvables (ou presque)] Les delices de la poesie françoise, ou, dernier recueil des plus beaux vers de ce temps

      A Paris: Chez Toussaint du Bray, 1620. relié. Très fort in 8 (11x16,5cm). Nouvelle édition après la première parue en 1614. Rare. Impression en italiques. Plein Velin d&#39;époque. Dos lisse muet. Un accroc avec manque sur 1cm2 au dos. Coin inférieur droit (1cm) calciné sur les 30 premiers feuillets avec atteinte parfois d&#39;une lettre noircie. Mouillures pâle jusqu&#39;à la p. 240 coin inférieur droit avec une partie du texte. Premier plat ne tenant que par quelques coutures laches. Important recueil de poésie contemporaine pour la langue française réunissant Duperron, Malherbe, Racan, Meziriac, Monfuron, Touvant, Motin, La Picardière, Maynard, Hodey, Le Breton, Brun, D&#39;urfé... L&#39;ouvrage rassemble de très nombreuses poésies par auteur. D&#39;après l&#39;avis au lecteur, ce recueil est un abrégé de deux recueils publiés précédemment : "Les délices de la poésie françoise" (1618) et "Le second livre des délices de la poésie françoise" (1620) par Jean Baudoin, augmenté de 112 pièces nouvelles. - Chez Toussaint du Bray, A Paris _1620, Très fort in 8 (11x16,5cm), (24) 1180pp., relié. - Les Introuvables (ou presque) relié

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        Schatzkammer, Mechanischer Künste, des Hoch=und Weitberühmeten Capitains, Herrn Augustini de Ramellis, de Masanzana, Königlicher Majestät in Frankreich und Polen vornehmen Ingenieurs Darinnen viel unterschiedene Wunderbare, Kunstreiche Machinæ zubefinden, so man zu Friedens und Kriegesszeiten, in= und ausserhalb Vestungen, Auch sonsten hochnützlichen und wol gebrauchen kan...Jetzo...deutsche versetzet, und mit zugehörigen Kuppferstücken zum druck beforderten. Durch Henning Groszen den Jüngern.

      (Leipzig, henning Groszen, Gedruckt durch Georgium Liger), 1620. Folio. 32x20,5 cm. Bound in a beautiful recent full long-grained red morocco with raised bands, an immitation of a Renaissance-binding. Boards with rectangular blind-tooled line-borders, blind-tooled decorations and corner-pieces. All edges gilt. Title-page with broad engraved title-border. Dedication (4) pp. - Vorrede (12) pp. and 462 pp. of text and last leaf (recto) with large woodcut printer's device, year, printer, and publisher. Engraved portrait of Ramelli (engraved by Andreas Breitschneider anno 1620 after the original) and 195 engravings (numb. 1-195) of which 14 are on plates, 8 double-page, the others in full-page (except no. 148/49 on one). Engravings in sharp good impressions. Slightly paper-browned and a few scattered brownspots. Old name on bottom of title-page. Dedication-leaves with old underlinings.. First (and only) German edition of Ramelli's remarkable landmark work of Renaissance technology, which anticipated many devices that were successfully manufactured centuries later. Only two editions of this work were published, the original from 1588 (Paris) with text and explanations in both Italian and French, and this German translation for which the illustrations were re-engraved by Andreas Bretschneider, preserving the details of the illustrations, for which the work is so well known. The German edition is very rare, and both are esteemed and sought after. The engravings, which are among the most frequently reproduced in scientific and technological literature, depict pump design, mill construction, hydraulic machinery, all manners of derricks, looms, cranes, saws, siege machinery, fortification and foundry equipment. There is also an illustration of an elaborate "book-wheel" or reading machine."Another work even more remarkable, in that it anticipated with detailed sketches a number of devices which were successfully manufactured and marketed two or three centuries later, is "Le Diverse et Artificiose Machine del Capitano Agostino Ramelli", published in Paris in 1588. Ramelli (1530?-90) gained his capacity for service under the Marquis de Marignan, who quite possibly studied under Leonardo da Vinci. The handsome quarto volume contained one hundred and ninety-five full-page illustrations, artistically rendered, and described both in French and Italian." (Wolf, A History of Science, Technology and Philosophy in the 16th and 17th Centuries, II:539). Ramelli was a true man of the Renaissance. He was greatly influenced by the increasing importance placed upon mathematics and geometry as an important tool for engineers and artists, and particularly by the writings of Guidobaldo del Monte (1545-1607) and Petrus Ramus (1515-1572). Ramelli's interest in mathematics is demonstrated in the preface to his book, "On the excellence of mathematics", in which he shows the necessary of mathematics to the learning of all liberal arts.Ramelli was captain of engineers to the kings of France and Poland. His reputation grew and he eventually left France to serve under the Duke of Anjou, later King Henry III. Dibner, Heralds of Science No 173 (1588-edition); Wellcome No. 5324; Sotheran I: 3882; Klaus Jordan Nr. 3045

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        Patrimonio di S. Pietro, Sabina et Ducato di Castro

      Sebastiano Bononi Bologna: Sebastiano Bononi, 1620. unbound. very good. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 14.25" x 18.5". Fantastic map of Rome and its environs. Geographical details including bodies of water, mountains and forests are beautifully depicted. Map also features lavish ornamental cartouches, ships in the stippled ocean and a vignette of the iconic image of Romulus, Remus and the wolf. Several small wormholes mainly along centerfold. Magini (1555-1617) was an Italian humanist and professor of astronomy. This rare map was published in his seminal work, "Italia", the first printed atlas of Italy. Although he had been compiling the atlas since 1594, Magini died before its publication. His son Fabio continued his efforts and the first edition was eventually printed by Sebastiano Bononi. For much of the 17th century "Italia" was hailed as the leading primary source of regional Italian maps and their continued use by notable mapmakers such as Blaeu and Ortelius sustained Magini's legend.

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        I carichi militari... milano, appresso bidelli, 1620.

      Cm. 16,5, pp. (52) 282 (2) + 2 ccb. Bel frontespizio interamente figurato e 5 tavole incise in rame e più volte ripiegate fuori testo. Legatura strettamente coeva in piena pergamena floscia con nervi passanti. Sguardie posteriori. Esemplare fresco, genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Alcune interessanti annotazioni manoscritte di mano coeva limitate a poche carte. Seconda edizione (dopo l'originale del 1610) di questo classico della letteratura militare. Cfr. Choix, 6201: ""Ouvrage assez rare et très important. Les planches en grand format représentent les ordres de bataille, la manière de l'attaque des fortifications etc."".

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        Historiae augustae scriptores VI. Aeius Spartianus, Vulcatius Gallicanus, Iulius Capitolinus, Trebellius Pollio, Aelius Lampridius, Flavius Vopiscus. Claudius Salmasius ex veteribus libris recensuit, et librum adiecit notarum ac emendationum. Quib. adiunctæ sunt notæ ac emendationes Isaaci Casauboni iam antea editæ

      Hieronymus Drouart Parisiis: [Hieronymus Drouart]. 1620. Folio, 3 parts in 1, pp. [12], 255, [41] index; 519, [81] index; 258, [22] index; large engraved vignette of a galleon on title-p., title printed in red and black, woodcut ornaments and initials; 18th century mottled calf, double-ruled border on covers, morocco label lettered in gilt on gilt- paneled spine, edges stained red; upper joint starting, but generally a very good, handsome copy. First edition of Salmasius' important recension of this collection of the lives of 30 Roman emperors, from Hadrian to Numerian, for which he used a 9th century manuscript written at Fulda and now preserved at Bamberg, a direct copy of the prime source held at the Vatican. Salmasius adds to his own copious notes those of Isaac Casaubon. Salmasius's notes display "not only massive erudition but massive good sense as well; his perception of the meaning of his author is commonly very acute and his corrections of the text are frequently highly felicitous" (EB-11). Claude de Saumaise (1588-1653) was a classical scholar who became professor at Leiden in 1631 taking the vacant chair last held by Scaliger. He was widely influential among his contemporaries but is best known for his polemic with Milton prompted by his Defensio regia pro Carolo I of 1649.

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        Kriegs und Archeley Kunst. Das ist, Gründliche unnd aussführliche Underweisung was nicht allein einem Capitain oder Hauptmann, sondern auch einem Archeley und Büchenmeister fürnemlich zu wissen von nöthen: Wie eine Vestung zu beschützen, unnd Gleicfalls auch im Gegentheil einzunehmen sey, und allerley Kriegs=Munition zu verfertigen. (2. Buch): In Welchen...erkläret und beschrieben...: Wie nemlich derselbige seinen Salpeter zu bereiten, allerley Gattung Pulwer deraus zu machen, künstliche Fewerwerck von Kugeln, Krätzen, Häsen, unnd dergleichen zu verfärtige, unnd sich aller solcher Sachen zu Schimpff unnd Ernst zu Gebrauchen. 2 Theile.

      Franckfurt, Jacobi di Zetter, 1620. Folio. Old full vellum made out of manuscript vellum leaves (from 15th century with letters in red and black, 1 coloured initial, 2 columns, a bible-commentary). Re-backed, 3/4 of the old vellum-back preserved. Remains of blue and yellow ties. Fine engraved pictorial title (canons, equipment etc.), (12),145,(3) pp. and 15 double-page engraved plates, 8 showing artillery in function, technical descriptions, and diving equipments shown on plate 14 !!) - Second Part with fine engraved title (showing bombs and fireworks),(8),71,(5) pp. and 9 double-page engraved plates showing different kinds of fireworks. A few, mainly marginal brownspots and some faint browning to leaves. With exlibris from "Comit: Fuggeri 1630 (?)" in old hand on title. On fol. 2 a later rubberstamp: "Fürstliche Fuggersche Bibliothek in Augsburg".. First German edition, complete with 24 engraved plates. The first part deals mainly with the artillery and its technical aspects and the second part with fireworks; the constituents and constructions are described on 71 pages and depicted. The diving equipments depicted on plate 14 in the first part consist of an inflated bladder which is attached to a belt and an iron-head with a long snorkel and some air-pumps used for diving activities.The Italian physician, alchemist and cartographer, Alexis of Piedmont or Girolamo Ruscelli, was born in Viterbo, Italy around 1500 (perhaps earlier), and died in Venice, Italy around 1565. He is (probably) the author of the important "Secreti", published in 1555, and the "Secreti Nuovi", published in 1567, the first of which was extremely popular and of considerable influence, the second of which must be said to be of the greatest interest, but apparently not very widely read. He also translated the Geography of Ptolemy into Italian, and his books on war and fire-works are now quite scarce. Most of his works were popular in his life-time and the century to come, and they were translated into Latin, German, French and Welsh. At a very early point he indicated the plan of a scientific academy, and he must be said to be a very interesting 16th century scientist

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        Lilium Montanum maximum polyanthos variegatum. (Vielblütige, gefleckte Türkenbund-Lilie mit Zwiebel). Altkolor. Kupferstich von B. Besler aus 'Hortus Eystettensis', um 1620. 46 x 35 cm.


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