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        Musica Boscareccia sacra. Das ist, in dreyen absonderlichen Theilen verfassete dreystimige Wald-Liederlein mit zwar einfältigen doch bequemen geistlichen Texten gezieret, und auff guter Freunde anhaltendes Begehren herauß gegeben von einem Liebhaber der Musik. Cantus II. 3 Tle. in 1 Band. Erfurt, Fr. M. Dedekind für Chr. v. Saher 1651. 4°. 28 nn.Bll., mit typogr. Musiknoten, alter Prgt.-Manuskriptbd.

      . . Eitner IX, 5.- Sehr selten (über KVK kein Nachweis für diese Ausgabe); erstmals 1621-28 erschienen.- Enthält 50 Gesänge.- Johann Hermann Schein (* 20. Januar 1586 in Grünhain; 19. November 1630 in Leipzig) war von 1616 bis zu seinem Tod Thomaskantor. Er gilt als einer der Mitbegründer der Kunst des weltlichen deutschen Lieds.- Gebräunt u. tls. fleckig, Ebd. mit Wurmspuren u. fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        Anacephalaeoses id est, summa capita actorum regum Lusitaniae Accesserunt Epigrammata in singulos Reges ab insigni Poeta Emmanuele Pimenta Et illorum effigies ad viuum expressae, cura(m), & sumptibus Emmanuelis Sueyro Regiae Catholicae Maiestatis Aulici Familiaris, Equitis militiate Salvatoris nostri Jesu Christi

      Antwerpen, Gebr. Belleros 1621.. 4°. (8) Bll., S. 1 - 86; 1 ungez. Bl., S. 87 - 143, S. 142 - 582 (statt bis 597: es fehlen die Lagen Eeee 4 und Ffff 4 [letztes Bl. verso weiß]), 12 Bll. (=Index). Mit Frontispiz (port. Landeswappen) und 25 Kupfern (24 stellen portugiesische Könige dar, eines die allegorische Figur der Lusitania), alle blattgroß. Die Illustrationen sind vollständig trotz der 8 fehlenden Bll. Leder des 19. Jahrhunderts (Rücken später neu überzogen, berieben etwas fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen) mit goldgeprägtem Wappen-Supralibros auf beiden Deckeln. Erste Ausgabe; sehr selten. Antonio de Vasconcelos (1554-1622), portugiesischer Jesuit, hat im vorliegenden Werk eine dreigeteilte Geschichte seines Landes vorgelegt: in einem ersten umfangreichen Teil stellt er die Könige seines Landes bis zu Philipp II. vor, dann fügt er eines Beschreibung des Königreichs Portugal an, und zum Schluss geht er genauer auf die Zeit unter Philipp II. ein. Engl. Adelsexlibris und Bibliothekssignaturen auf vorderem Spiegel. Durchgehend papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, 1 Bl. mit Eckausriss (ohne Textberührung); vereinzelt kleine Braunflecke. Ein gut erhaltenes Exemplar dieser Rarität. Brunet V, 1097; Graesse VI, 264; Backer-Sommervogel VIII, 483, 2..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Büchel-Baur]
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        'Abbildung der für nembsten Stadt Schlösser und Flecken in Deutschlandt so sich seiner Excel. Marq. Spinola etc. ergeben im Jahr 1620. und 21'.

      . Kupferstich aus Meßrelationen b. Latomus Erben in Frankfurt a.M., 1621, 27,5 x 35 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Reiniger/Stopp 18. - Zeigt 37 Ansichten in ovalen Medaillons von Städten die von spanischen Truppen unter Führung von Marquis Ambrosius Spinola eingenommen wurden. - Zusätzlich Porträt Spinolas und 1 Wappen sowie ein Leermedaillon. - Folgende Städteansichten von links nach rechts: Bad Kreuznach, Alzey, Oppenheim, Ingelheim, Bacharach, Kaub, Pfalz b. Kaub, Simmern, Kastellaun, Kirchberg, Trarbach, Schloßböckelheim, Kirn, Gau-Odernheim, Sobernheim, Meisenheim, Stromberg, Landsberg, Monsingen, Guntersblum, Engelstadt, Ravengiersburg, Stadecken, Argenschwang, Sponheim, Beilstein, Rockenhausen, Dhaun, Falkenstein, Rheingrafenstein, Mertenstein, Ffm.-Rödelheim, Friedberg, Gelnhausen, Münzenberg, Wetzlar u. Braunfels. - Unter den 4 Reihen mit den 37 Stadtansichten, links die Pfaffenmütz ('Abriß der Schantz Pfaffenmütz auff dem Komper Werht.') sowie rechts Belagerung von Wesel ('Abriß des Stadischen Feldtlagers unter Prinz Moritzen von Oranien'). - Beide Ansichten (je 13 x 16,5 cm). - Sehr seltener Einblattdruck!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Controversiarum Opus, In Quatuor Tomos Sectum, Quorum Primus...

      1621. Fachinei, Andrea [d. 1607]. Controversiarum Opus, In Quatuor Tomos Sectum, Quorum Primus Complectitur Libros I. II. III. Secundus IV. V. VI. Tertius VII. VIII. IX. Quartus X. XI. XII. XIII. Cui Primo Accreuit Tomus Quartus, Deinde Cuique Tomo Argumenta Praefixa, Terio Superadditus ext Triplex Elenchus. Unus Capitim, Alter Verb. Sentent. & Rerum: Tertius V.I. Locorum, Universo hoc Opere Cribratorum. Geneva: Apud Peterum & Iacobum Chouet, 1621. [xxiv] pp., 2495 cols. [84] pp. Main text printed in double columns. Small folio (6-1/2" x 9-1/2"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges, faint early hand-lettered title to spine, rouged edges. A few minor stains to boards, some rubbing to extremities, front joint cracked but secure, vellum breaking through pastedowns, crack in text block between front endleaf and title page. Title page with large woodcut Aldine anchor-and-dolphin device printed in red and black, woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Toning, occasional faint dampstaining and foxing to head of text block. Early owner signature to front free endpaper, later bookseller descriptions pasted to front pastedown. A nice copy of a scarce title. * Later edition. This treatise on disputed points in the construction and interpretation of Roman law was originally published in three parts in 1595-97. An influential study, it went through several editions and issues. It was cited often by Roman-Dutch jurists of the eighteenth century. An Italian by birth, Fachinei was a professor of law at the University of Ingolstadt from 1587 to 1597 and at the University of Pisa from 1601 to the end of his life. This edition bears the famous Aldus device because Aldus's interests had passed into the hands of Peter and James Chovet. This edition not in Camus or the British Museum Catalogue. Roberts, A South African Legal Bibliography 118 (citing other editions)..

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Bergwerck Buch: Darinnen nicht allein alle Empter, Instrument, Gezeug, und alles, so zu disem Handel gehörig, mit Figuren vorgebildet, und klärlich beschrieben... durch Ph. Bech... verteutscht und an Tag geben.

      Basel, König, 1621.. (33 x 20,5 cm). (8) 491 (6) S. Mit ca. 270 teils ganzseitigen Textholzschnitten und 1 gefalteten Tafel. Blindgeprägter Schweinslederband der Zeit über Holzdeckel mit 2 intakten Metallschließen.. Dritte deutsche Ausgabe der ersten systematischen Abhandlung über Bergbau und Hüttenwesen. Es ist dies zugleich die letzte Ausgabe in der Übersetzung von Bech. Erst 1928 erschien die nächste deutsche und zugleich erste neuzeitliche Übersetzung. - Das hier vorliegende Werk umfasst alle Bereiche des Bergbaues und der metallurgischen Verfahren, einschließlich der Herstellung von Glas, Schwefel und Alaun. Zu den wichtigsten Abschnitten gehören jene über die Verwendung von Maschinen und Wasserkraft, sie lassen eine sehr durchdachte Technik erkennen. Im fünften Buch dieses Werkes beschreibt Agricola den Einfluss von Wasser und Wind auf die Gestaltung der Landschaft sowie die Anordnung und Reihenfolge der Gesteinsschichten in den Schächten und leistet damit einen bedeutenden Beitrag zur physikalischen Geologie. Im sechsten Buch befindet sich die älteste Abbildung einer Kettenpumpe und die Empfehlung dieser Maschine zur Wasserförderung in Bergwerken. Der Einfluss dieses bedeutenden Werkes kann nicht überschätzt werden, es beherrschte die montanistischen Wissenschaften bis zum Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts. - Der auf der Tafel abgedruckte Maßstab ist in unserem Exemplar ausgeschnitten und einmontiert. - Titel mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand. Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig bzw. gebräunt. Einband mit kleinen Schabspuren. Insgesamt ungewöhnlich schönes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - Darmstaedter, Handbuch S. 84; Darmstaedter, Agricola S. 92; vgl. PMM 79

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        HUNGERS PREVENTION Or, the Whole Art of Fowling

      London, printed by A. Math for Anne Helme and Thomas Langley, 1621.: . London, printed by A. Math for Anne Helme and Thomas Langley, 1621.. FIRST EDITION 1621, BOOKPLATE OF JAMES EDMUND HARTING, FAMOUS FALCONER. Small 8vo, approximately 150 x 85 mm, 5½ x 3½ inches, LACKING THE FRONTISPIECE, a folding facsimile on old paper has been inserted, 21 woodcut text illustrations of varying sizes, decorated initials, pages: [14], 1-235, bound in full calf, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, blind decoration to covers, edges speckled red, book plate of James E. Harting on first pastedown. Binding lightly rubbed, upper hinge just beginning to crack, but still frimly attached, title page and last page neatly mounted on new paper, 4 pages affected by pale old ink ticks, mostly affecting margins, 2 pages have small hole, no loss of meaning, occasional soiling and browning, last 2 pages slightly dusty, occasional light creasing and small nick to outer margins, but overall an acceptable copy of a scarce sporting book. Facsimile frontispiece as already mentioned. Harting late in the 1870s started the New Hawking Club to enable Londoners to observe falconry; the Old Hawking Club was on Salisbury Plain which was too far away for most people. He bought peregrine falcons and gyrfalcons from John Barr who had worked for Sandys Dugmore as a professional falconer from 1874-1877, hired Barr as a falconer and obtained permission from Lord Rosebery to use Epsom Downs for hawking. Harting compiled Bibliotheca Accipitraria over many years and is said to be one of the few men seen in London with a hawk on his fist. See James Edmund Harting, Bibliotheca Accipitraria, A Catalogue of Books Ancient and Modern relating to Falconry, page 8, falconry section pages 134-183 with 2 woodcuts at page 182-183; John Resler Swift , Bibliotheca Accipitraria II, A catalogue of Books Ancient and Modern Relating to Falconry in the English Lauguage, 1486-2000, page 207 number 367, illustration at rear of book; Carl Franz Georg Richard Schwerdt, Hunting, Hawking and Shooting, Volume 2, page 12. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The XXIII Parliament of Our Most High and Dread Soveraine James Bee the Grace of God, King of Scotland, England, France, and Ireland: Defender of the Faith; &c Halden at Edinburgh the 4. Day of August 1621

      Edinburgh: Printed By Thomas Finalson, His Majesties Printer, 1621. First Edition. Folio. [2], 34ff. Woodcut portrait and arms of James VI and I to verso of title. Recent calf-backed boards. Occasional shaving and minute worming to running titles. Amongst a wealth of acts related to administration and justice are specific acts 'Anent Banquetting, and Apparell', 'anent playing at Cardes and Dyce, and Horse-races' and 'Anent Hunting, and Haulking'. ESTC locates copies of this edition with 'Bee' in the title at eight locations within the UK and only four without (Folger, Harvard, Newbery and LOC). STC 21901.

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        Patent of Nobility (Carta Ejecutoria de Hidalguia) for Juan de Angulo, citizen of Leganiel. Granada, 6 June 1621

      Spain: np. 1621. Hardcover. Very Good. Patent of Nobility (Carta Ejecutoria de Hidalguia) for Juan de Angulo, citizen of Leganiel, has his status as an hidalgo confirmed. Granada, 6 June 1621. 74 vellum leaves of text and illustration. 8.5 x 12.5 inches. In modified roman hand. Dark brown calf in a fanfare style gilt binding. Green silk ties. 2 hand colored miniatures separated by red silk: the knighted family with the Virgin, and on the facing page a coat of arms. Numerous hand colored capitals, each with tipped-in blue silk cover. Loss to leather at either spine end, both about 1.5 inches. Small private library label on front cover and first blank page. Light scratching to miniatures. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Öffwerheetenes ähre-smycke.

      Thet är: een christeligh hyldningz predikan, när then stoormechtighe, höghborne furste och herre, herr Gustaff Adolff, Sweriges, Göthes och Wendes konung [...] annammadhe medh lycka aff sina undersåterna uthi Rijgha stadh hyldning. Hållen uthi h. kon. mtz och f. n. Caroli Philipii hertigh uthi Swerige, sampt greffuars och adelsmäns, och många tusend andre christnas folcks närwaro, anno 1621. Men nu [...] i tryck giffuin, genom m. Hermannum Samsonium, [...] förswenskat aff Iona -bergeri R. Stockholm, Chr. Reusner, 1622. 4:o. 39 s. Titelbladet tryckt i rött och svart. Hela verket tryckt inom typografisk ram. Samtida marginalanteckningar och understrykningar i bläck. Tryckfel på s. 15-16 med små textförluster. Tagen ur band och insatt i senare pappersomslag med handskriven titeletikett. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Collijn sp. 819. Den framstående kyrkomannen Hermann Samson (1579-1643) utnämndes efter Svenskarnas erövring av Riga 1621 till superintendent i Livland. Han adlades av drottning Kristina 1640. Översättaren Iona-bergeri R. är ingen annan än Isac Rothovius. Det tyska originalet, "Der Obrigkeit Ehren-Schmuck", utkom i Riga 1621

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        THE WISE OLD MAN OR A TREATISE TOUCHING THE MISERIES INCIDENT BOTH TO THE BODIES AND MINDES OF OLD MEN. TOGETHER WITH THE CAUSES OF THEM BOTH, AS ALSO ASSURED CONSOLATIONS, FOR THE MORE CHEEREFULL VNDERGOING OR BEARING OF THEM. PROFITABLE FOR OLD MEN, FOR THE AVOYDING OF MISERIES, AND THE INIOYMENT OF HAPPINES. AND VSEFULL FOR YOUNG MEN, FOR THE PREUENTING OF SUCH INFIRMITIES

      London: Printed for Nicholas Bourne, 1621. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, Second Issue . Hardcover. 178 x 127 mm (7 x 5"). 6 p.l., 205, [1] pp. (lacking the final blank). "Translated out of French for the comfort of old and instruction of young men.". FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, Second Issue. Pleasant modern half calf in the style of the period, (older?) marbled boards, raised bands flanked by double gilt rules, red morocco label. With historiated and foliated woodcut initials, ornate headpieces featuring a bat, and a circular woodcut frontispiece of an old gentleman at his writing desk, surrounded by Latin mottos and flanked at top and bottom by philosophical English verse. Early ink signature of "W. Sinclare" on contents page. STC 12137. Title page and last leaf a bit soiled (title leaf also repaired at inner margin, with insignificant loss of decoration), first gathering with faint dampstain to lower half of leaves, most other leaves with light one-inch dampstain to tail edge, occasional minor foxing or rust spots, leaves trimmed a bit close at head and tail (no loss), early repair at bottom of two leaves, obscuring parts of half a dozen letters in each case, other minor defects, but still an excellent copy of an extraordinarily rare book, generally clean and fresh, in an appealing, unworn retrospective binding. As an early work in English on maintenance of physical and mental health, this is an especially desirable book, and it is all the more sought after because of its exceptional rarity. As the title indicates, the book contains advice for the aging male, provided by French Huguenot theologian Simon Goulart (1543-1628), who draws on the Bible and the teachings of Plato and the Stoics. Among other things, he counsels meditating on the life of Christ and avoiding wild women. The work is translated by "an obscure Englishman" who signs himself only as "T. W." STC suggests that clergyman Thomas Williamson (1593-1639) may be the responsible party. For an English volume from this period, there is an unusual amount of decoration here, and the woodcut of an aging writer with its witty, rueful mottoes is especially appealing. OCLC locates just nine copies of this work, and ABPC lists no copy at auction since at least 1975.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Copia sive Ratio Accentum omnium fere Dictionum difficilium, tam linguae Latinae, quam Hebraicae, nonullarumque Graecarum, sed praecipue earum quae in Bibliis, Breviario & Martyrologio reperiuntur. Per F. Michaelem Assensio almae Provintiae Aragoniae Typis non poenitendis excusa

      Zaragoza: Caesaraugustae, ex Typographia Petri Cabarte in via de la Cuchilleria, 1621. 4to. menor; 8 hs., 210 ff., 72 ff. Encuadernación en piel marbreada, de la época.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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        Controversiarum Opus, In Quatuor Tomos Sectum, Quorum Primus

      1621. Fachinei, Andrea [d. 1607]. Controversiarum Opus, In Quatuor Tomos Sectum, Quorum Primus Complectitur Libros I. II. III. Secundus IV. V. VI. Tertius VII. VIII. IX. Quartus X. XI. XII. XIII. Cui Primo Accreuit Tomus Quartus, Deinde Cuique Tomo Argumenta Praefixa, Terio Superadditus ext Triplex Elenchus. Unus Capitim, Alter Verb. Sentent. & Rerum: Tertius V.I. Locorum, Universo hoc Opere Cribratorum. Geneva: Apud Peterum & Iacobum Chouet, 1621. [xxiv] pp., 2495 cols. [84] pp. Main text printed in double columns. Small folio (6-1/2" x 9-1/2"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges, faint early hand-lettered title to spine, rouged edges. A few minor stains to boards, some rubbing to extremities, front joint cracked but secure, vellum breaking through pastedowns, crack in text block between front endleaf and title page. Title page with large woodcut Aldine anchor-and-dolphin device printed in red and black, woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Toning, occasional faint dampstaining and foxing to head of text block. Early owner signature to front free endpaper, later bookseller descriptions pasted to front pastedown. A nice copy of a scarce title. * Later edition. This treatise on disputed points in the construction and interpretation of Roman law was originally published in three parts in 1595-97. An influential study, it went through several editions and issues. It was cited often by Roman-Dutch jurists of the eighteenth century. An Italian by birth, Fachinei was a professor of law at the University of Ingolstadt from 1587 to 1597 and at the University of Pisa from 1601 to the end of his life. This edition bears the famous Aldus device because Aldus's interests had passed into the hands of Peter and James Chovet. This edition not in Camus or the British Museum Catalogue. Roberts, A South African Legal Bibliography 118 (citing other editions).

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Manuscritos. {«Copia de una Carta que su Magestad escrivió a la Duquesa de Osuna, su prima. Abril de 1621» y «Copia de respuesta de la carta de atras». [Junto con:] «Copia de una carta que escrivió la Duquesa de Osuna a Don Baltasar de Zúñiga» Duque de Uceda [1562-1622]}

      Copias en caligrafía contemporánea a la prisión del Duque de Osuna, es decir, entre 1621 y 1622, en dos folios, uno de ellos escrito en anverso y reverso. La esposa de aquel a quien «dieron muerte y cárcel» las Españas, aquel a quien dió Marte «el mejor lugar en su Cielo» y a quien «La Mosa, el Rhin, el Tajo y el Danubio murmuran con dolor su desconsuelo». «De su desdicha su valor se precia: / ¡murió en prisión, y muerto estuvo preso!». Tal era Don Pedro Téllez Girón, Tercer Duque de Osuna (1575-1624). Ella, Doña Catalina Enríquez, nieta de Hernán Cortés, hija del Duque de Alcalá de los Gazules. La Duquesa murió en 1635, y repartió su fabulosa coleccción de pintura, especialmente los bellísimos cuadros del «Españoleto», el gran amigo y protegido del Duque, entre varias iglesias andaluzas, principalmente en Osuna.

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        Veltlinischer Blutrath und Straffgericht/ Das ist: Kurtzer und warhaffter Bericht/ von den ursachen deß im Veltliner Thal entstandnen Kriegs/ dabey etlicher massen außgeführt wird/ ob: und was Spanien wegen deß Hertzogthumbs Mayland darbey interessiert : Auch was es mit der fünfften Monarchia vor ein gestalt/ darvon so vil underschidliche Discurs dise Jahr hero spargiert worden. Item/ was man sich deßwege[n] in Teutschland/ unnd hergegen in Holland/ da nach endung deß 12. Jährigen anstands/ Gott der Allmächtig deren orten was widrigs verhengen solt/ zubefahren

      Franckenburg, Gottlieb Warmund (fing.; München, Henricus?), 1621.. 1 Bl., 45 S. Rückenbroschur. 4°. VD17 12:194484L; BL (German Books) N236; Head, Early Modern Democracy in the Grisons 261; Hohenemser, Freytag 5119 (auch ohne die Karte); vgl. VD17 23:257416G, dort eine andere, bei Henricus in München gedruckte Schrift des pseudonymen Eliud Nicolai. - Seltene Flugschrift zum sog. Veltliner Protestantenmord. "Ermordung von ca. 600 Protestanten des Veltlins vom 19. bis am 23.7.1620, die bis vor kurzem in der Historiografie Sacro macello genannt wurde. Die harten Urteile des Thuner Strafgerichts von 1618 gegen span. und österr. Parteigänger, Bündner und Veltliner, führten im Veltlin zu einer Verschwörung, die den Abfall des Untertanenlands von den Drei Bünden und die Ausrottung der dortigen Protestanten zum Ziel hatte. Haupt der Verschwörung, deren Netz bis Madrid, Rom und Paris reichte, war Giacomo Robustelli aus Grosotto, der auch von persönl. Rachegefühlen beseelt war. An der Spitze von angeworbenen Banditen begann er den Mordbrennerzug in der Nacht vom 18. auf den 19. Juli in Tirano, eilte dann nach Teglio, Sondrio und weiter talabwärts, Männer, Frauen und Kinder ermordend. Einem Teil der Protestanten gelang die Flucht ins Ausland. Die Verschwörer erreichten ihre Ziele: Der Protestantismus südlich der Alpen war so gut wie ausgerottet und vorübergehend auch die Bündner Herrschaft über das Veltlin ausgeschaltet" (HLdS).

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        Album of 39 Engraved Plates

      Full Leather. Very Good. Circa mid-1700s. Small 4to. With 39 engravings of vases, grand interiors and other architectural elements. A real schmorgesborg of Le Pautre's output. Le Pautre (1621–1679) was a leading architect during the reign of Louis XIV. He is now most appreciated, though, for his spectacular engravings. These engravings were published by Pierre Mariette, Nicolas Langlois and others.

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        Extirpacion de la Idolatria del Piru. Dirigido al Rey N.S. en su Real Conseio de Indias.

      Geronymo de Contreras, Lima 1621 - (8) ff., 142 (ie 137) pp., (3) ff. Elaborate woodcut tailpiece on fol. **3v. With pastedowns and endleaves from a contemporary 4to liturgical service book printed in red and black. Bound in contemporary flexible vellum. Early ownership inscription of the second Jesuit college in the Americas, ¿El Collegio de S. P[edr]o y S. Pablo¿ on title page, and personal ownership inscription in an early hand of a Jesuit father, Padre Diego de Lacios [?] on the front cover. Vellum somewhat shrunken due to age, exposing margin of a few leaves to minor soiling, otherwise an extremely crisp copy, excellent. A fine and very genuine copy of the rare first edition of Pablo José de Arriaga¿s rich account of the Indians of Peru at the turn of the 17th century. Intended as a manual to help clerics identify native ¿superstitions¿, the work is filled with minute details describing Indian ceremonies, medicines, and beliefs. Thanks to the all too effective execution of Arriaga¿s duties, the Extirpacion de la Idolatria del Piru ironically remains the original go-to source for much ethnographic and anthropological information on the very cultures he was trying to eradicate. Recorded by an eye-witness on the eve of the final cultural obliteration of Incan and pre-Incan civilizations in the 17th century, Arriaga¿s account is one of the earliest ethnographic records of post-Conquest Peru and an essential source for the historical reconstruction of now-lost Peruvian cultures. ¿In spite of its brutality, the book is a rich trove of Andean ethnography.¿ (JCB, ¿Sources of Peru¿) Because of their ¿simplicity and poor understanding¿ and their all too recent introduction to the faith, the Indians of the New World were not subject to the authority of the Holy Inquisition. The task of stamping out heresy instead fell to independent contractors ¿ local bishops and religious leaders ¿ who established a system in Peru modeled in essence on the Inquisition, but subject to far less regulation (cf. Griffiths, ¿The Inquisitorial Model and the Repression of Andean Religion in Seventeenth-Century Peru¿). Arriving from Spain and distressed to find native heresies thriving after one hundred years of evangelization, figures such as the Archbishop of Lima Bartolomé Lobo Guerrero, the Spanish Viceroy Francisco de Borja, and the Jesuit Provincial Pablo José de Arriaga all spearheaded vicious and concerted campaigns during the early 17th century to wipe out all traces of native religion and superstition. Only Arriaga, however, produced a written record of his work. . A sought-after Americanum, the Extirpacion de la Idolatria del Piru has not appeared at Anglo-American auction in more than half a century. The present copy is in an unusually fine contemporary state, bearing an early exlibris of the missionary training College of San Pedro y San Pablo in Mexico City where, presumably, it was used to equip missionaries before heading into the field. OCLC shows copies at Cornell, Arizona, the Newberry, Bryn Mawr, the Rosenbach Museum, SMU, and the JCB. * Sabin 2106; Adventures in Americana, 82; Palau I, 119; not in Church. Cf also Medina, La Imprenta en Lima, Vol 1 no. 92 (devoting 77 pages to this book); The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, p. 850; Dorsey, A Bibliography of the Anthropology of Peru, p. 66 (¿relates native religious beliefs and practices in minute detail¿); and Mills¿ monograph, Idolatry and Its Enemies: Colonial Andean Religion and Extirpation, 1640-1750 (Princeton University Press, 1997). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Censura paraenetica in quatuor libros de republica ecclesiastica M. Antonii de Dominis, nuper Archiep. Spalaten., nunc vero à S. R. E. apostatae, & haeretici.

      Milan, Pandolfo Malatesta, 1621. - Folio. (34), 651, (47) pp., last blank f. With engr., illustrated t. p. and 1 folding table. Woodcut printer‘s device on last printed f. Contemp. limp vellum with faded ms. title to spine. Lacks front ties. Criticism of the principal work of Marcantonio de Dominis, former Bishop of Split. His „De republica ecclesiastica" was forbidden by the Congregation of the Index in 1616, before it was even published, and then forbidden again in 1621, together with all his writings already or ever to be published. Incarcerated in 1623, de Dominis died in prison, and his corpse, portrait, and books were burnt (cf. Reusch II, 396 and 401-404). - The Piemont Capuchin Z. Boverio (1568-1638), who published his „Censura" of de Dominis‘s work, was created Cardinal Barberini‘s personal theologian due to his fervent Catholicism and elegant Latin. - T. p. with small cut-outs and rubbed holes from cancelled marks of ownership (no loss to text). Occasionally somewhat browned due to paper. LThK II, 504. Wetzer/Welte II, 1171. OCLC 49765738. ICCU BVEE\048338. Jöcher I, 1290.

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        COPIA DE BRAZAM DE ARMAS, SENTENCA QVE o Doutor Francisco de Britto Pereira, [FILIPE III (Rei de Portugal, 1621-1640)]

      - Arcediago de Fonte Arcada na Santa See de Braga alcançou para bem de sua justiça., & de seus sobrinhos. S/I. S/L. [Lisboa?] S/D. [1632?]. In fólio de 30x21,5 cm. Com 2 fólios com 3 páginas impressas inumeradas. Brochado. Ilustrado com o brasão de armas gravado ao centro da primeira página. Muito raro. Não existe exemplar na BNP. Carta de Brasão impressa. Cartas de brasão impressas são espécimes bibliográficos muito raros. DOM Phelippe Terceiro per graça de Deos, Rey de Portugal, & dos Algarues Faço Saber aos que esta minha Carta de Brazão de Armas, & nobreza, digna de fee, vire[m], que por parte do Doutor Francisco de Britto Pereira , lhe he necessário prouar pelas Chronicas dos Reys de Portugal, & por certidões autenticas tiradas dos liuros das nobrezas do Reyno, feito pelo Infante Dom Pedro, que esta na Torre do Tombo da Cidade de Lisboa, & do Cartorio da Cõmenda da vera Cruz, & do Cartorio da Camara da villa de Portel, por instrumento de seis testemunhas, qualificadas, tirado na ditta villa de Vianna. Como elle supplicante Francisco , descende por linha legitima Masculina & Paterna do Infante D. Affonso Dinis filho delrey D. Affonso III. & dos mais Reys antecessores do Reyno de Portugal; & por linha feminina he descendente também da Infante Dona Tareja Affonso finha natural delRey D. Affonso Henriquez primeiro Rey deste Reyno, se mostra sem atè o prezente, não auerem em sua geração nenhu[m]a bastardia, nem sangue Iudeu, ou Mouro, nem gentio, nem outra roim ou baixa casta. O que se proua pella maneira seguinte. Coue[m] saber, descender elle supplicante de D. Ioão de Auoim de illustrissima geração, que foi mordomo mòr delRey D. Afonso III. Conde de Bolonia em França, o qual Dom Ioão de Auoim foy fundador, & Senhor da villa de Portel; & elle, & sua molher D. Marinha Affonso de Arganil, derão e dotarão à Religião de S. Ioão de Malta os padroados das Igrejas do Mosteiro de Marmelar, Sitas na villa de Portel, que hoje he Cõmenda da vera Cruz Dado nesta Corte, e Cidade de Lisboa aos 19. De Março Anno de 1632. E eu Martim Affonso Rey darmas de Portugal pedi a Ioão Baptista Rey darmas Algarue por Sua MAgestade que este Brazão assinassse, por escrivão da nobreza Francisco Luis ser fora da Cidade Foy resistado es te Brazam d’Armas , no liuro dos resisto da nobreza dos fidalgos della oje o primeiro de Abril de 1632. Martim Affonso Valdouino. Location/localizacao: raros

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        Clerk's draft of a Commission to Sir James Ley, requesting that he perform Sir Francis Bacon's duties as Lord Chancellor during Bacon's trial for corruption

      Westminster, 1621. Westminster, March 18, 1621. Four pages in secretary hand, to Sir James Ley, Lord Chief Justice (Jan. 21, 1621 - Jan. 26, 1625), written by "Edmunds" (likely written as a draft or file copy) on behalf of King James I. Each page about 31 x 38 cm, folded twice with some folds cracking, and general staining, but text legible and complete. The text of the commission was read into the Journals of the House of Lords, but the whereabouts of the official copy are unknown. Housed in a custom, quarter-leather display portfolio.& & On March 14, 1621 the first complaint of corruption was raised against Sir Francis Bacon, then Lord Chancellor of England. The Parliament formally charged Bacon with corruption on March 19th, leading to his eventual conviction. Bacon responded to the charges with the following famous sentence: "And for the briberies and gifts wherewith I am charged, when the books of hearts shall be open, I hope I shall not be found to have the troubled fountain of a corrupt heart in a depraved habit of taking rewards to pervert justice; howsoever I may be frail, and partake of the abuses of the times." Sir James Ley oversaw the proceedings against Bacon and on May 3rd handed down the harsh sentence, which included: a £40,000 fine, a period of imprisonment in the Tower of London, banishment from holding state office, and exclusion from Parliament and James'; court. Bacon spent a brief time in the Tower of London, but much of the sentence was pardoned by King James.& & In a royal display of tact, the commission to Sir Ley makes no reference to the charges against Bacon, only noting that Bacon, "our right trusty and right wellbeloved cousin and counsellor," is "so visited with sickness that he is not able to travel." The King then requests that Sir Ley fulfill the duties of Lord Chancellor during Bacon's absences from Court. Due to the timing of the events in his corruption hearing and the date of the letter, it was almost certainly written as a result of the charges brought against Bacon, otherwise Bacon would have sat as justice in his own corruption trial. & & The text of the letter reads:& & James, by the grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, etc. To our trusty and wellbeloved Sir James Ley, knight and baronet, chief justice of the pleas, before us to be holden, greeting. & & Whereas our right trusty and right wellbeloved cousin and counsellor Francis, Viscount St. Alban [Bacon], our chancellor of England, is at this time so visited with sickness that he is not able to travel to the upper house of this our present Parliament, holden at Westminster, nor there to supply the room and place in the said upper house among the lords spiritual and temporal there assembled as to the office of the lord chancellor of England hath been accustomed, we, minding the same place and room to be supplied in all things as appertaineth for and during every time of his absence have named and appointed you and by these presents do constitute, name, appoint and authorize you from day to day and time to time when and so often as the said lord chancellor shall happen at any time or times during this present parliament to be absent from his accustomed place in the said upper house to occupy use and supply the said room and place of the said lord chancellor in the said upper house amongst the lords spiritual and temporal there assembled at every such day and time of his absence and then and there at every such time to do and execute all such things as the said lord chancellor of England should or might do if he were there personally present using and supplying with the same room therefore we will and command you the said Sir James Ley to attend to the doing and execution of the premises with effect and these our letters patent shall be your sufficient warrant and discharge of the same in every behalf, in witness whereof we have caused these our letters to be made patents, witness ourself at Westminster the eighteenth day of March in the eighteenth year of our reign of England, France and Ireland and of Scotland the four and fiftieth.& & Per ipsum regem,& & Edmunds& & Much speculation exists regarding Bacon';s corruption charges and subsequent, harsh sentencing. Accepting money from litigants was common practice at that time and Bacon maintained impartiality, despite the supposed bribes (he ruled against some litigants who gave money). One theory suggests that King James used Bacon as the sacrificial lamb to appease public outcries over corruption in his court, specifically with regard to royal monopolies distributed by the King. This theory suggests that the King was motivated by a desire to protect his favorite courtier (and possible lover), George Villiers the first Duke of Buckingham, who was publicly criticized for his abuses of royal monopolies. Sir Ley was married to Buckinham';s niece and therefore had his own reasons for helping the King protect the Buckingham';s good family name. & & Whatever the true motive for Bacon';s removal from court, the following years would become some of Bacon';s most fruitful. Indeed, the literary output from King James'; reign included some of the greatest writers and thinkers of any time: Shakespeare, Donne, Ben Jonson and Marlowe to name a few.& & An incredible historical artifact with a fantastic association among Bacon, his Judge and his pardoner, all key players in the climactic final act of Bacon';s public life.

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        Annotationes In Præcipua [ Praecipua ] Et Difficiliora Sacræ [ Sacrae ] Scripturæ [ Scripturae ] Loca [bound with] In Omnes Beati Pauli Et Aliorum Apostolorum Epistolas Commentaria Authore D. Guillelmo Estio. Nec Non Bartholomaei Petri Elucidationes

      Typis Viduæ & Heredum Petri Borremans, sub signo SS Apostolorum Petri & Pauli, Duaci [ Douai ] (and) Apud Iacobum Quesnel, Parisiis , 1621 . mixed edition. . Late 18th century half calf over marbled boards, VG. together 3 volumes. tp+[iv]+652+[20]pp, ht+tp+[iv]+588pp, tp+591- 1320+[47]pp, the first work has a title page portrait vignette & the whole is printed in double column within a ruled border, lacks the initial blank leaf a1, pagination errors, with the paper yellowed, the latter part of the work more browned, with a small worm hole to the margin of the last 100pp outside the ruled border. The second work which occupies the second 2 volumes has titles printed in red & black with a woodcut printers device in two colours, printed in double column & again many miss-paginations, half title with an old repair, LACKS GGggii ( leaf 903-904, 909-910 ), margin of pp1019 with a little loss but text unaffected, one sheet has been corrected by pasting the true signature over the incorrect ( at IIIii ), worming to approx 30pp at the bottom edge just affecting the text but the meaning clear from the context. Both volumes have attractive woodcut initails & tailpieces and both have the occasional ink spot or smudge & light foxing, occasional slight marginal water staining. Bindings are rubbed at the edges with the corners more so, all hinges weak but with the text blocks in strong condition. Uniformly rebound in the late 18th or early 19th century. The first work is a early edition, the first having appeared in 1617 whilst the Commentary on the epistles of St Paul first appeared in 1617 and was reprinted several times in the following 100 years. Two Biblical commentaries, including his most famous work on the Pauline Epistles, by the Dutch theologian & controversialist Willem Hessels van Est [ 1542 - 1613 ].The commentary on St Paul of particular merit, indeed, 'no serious student of the Epistles can afford to neglect this work' (Catholic Enc.). Of Est's writings in general it has been said that 'very few writers did more to show (and that in quite and unostentatious manner) the hollowness of [Calvin's] Biblical arguments than Est'. (ibid.).

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        LETTERE ANNUE DEL GIAPONE, CHINA, GOA, ET EITHIOPIA. Scritte Al M.R.P. Generale Della Compagnia di Giesù. Da Padri Dell’Istessa Compagnia ne Gl’Anni 1615. 1616. 1617. 1618. 1619. Volgarizate dal P. Lorenzo Delle Pozze Della Medesima Compagnia

      Milano: Appresso l”her di Pacifico Pontio & Gio. Battista, 1621. First Edition 8vo, in early vellum over still boards, the covers framed in gilt, spine gilt decorated. 368 pp. Well preserved with only some old dampstains and a small paper flaw to the title-page. VERY RARE, EXTREMELY EARLY ACCOUNTS OF WESTERN INTERACTION WITH JAPAN, CHINA, INDIA AND ETHIOPIA. These letters, dating from 1615-1618, eleven in all, represent news and updates back to Europe from the Jesuit campaigns throughout the world. Those from Ethiopia date from the era when the missionaries were oppressed and neglected, but not actually expelled. At the beginning of the 17th century, Father Pedro Páez arrived at Fremona. He was a man of great tact and judgment, who soon rose into high favour at court, and gained over the emperor to his faith. Japan and China had been open to any Westerners for only a few decades and these accounts of the Jesuits in the land of the Shogun are among the earliest reports of Japan which made it back to Europe.

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        Il Pastor Fido. Tragicomedia Pastorale, del molto illvstre signor cavaliere Battista Gvarini

      Venedig, Ciotti 1621.. Aggiontoui di nouo in questa Impressione le Rime dello stesso Autore, & di bellißime Figure adornato. (8) 362 S. (recte 429), 2 Bll. Mit Portr. u. 6 Taf. in Holzschn. Pgt. d. Zt. Mit hs. Rückentit. Einbd. mit Wurmstichen. Durchgehend braunfleckig, vereinz. waserrandig. Exlibris am Innendeckel. Fehlstelle am Fußsteg d.Tit., angerandet u. handschr. ergänzt. Graeese III, 167 - "Der Dichter bezeichnete das 1581-1590 entstandene Werk, in dem komische, tragische, mythologische und dramtaische Elemente ineinander übergehen, als tragicommedia - ein Begriff den die italienische Literatur fortan übernahm. Polemischer Anlaß für die Entstehung des Pastor fido war Guarinis Aufbegehren gegen die in der zweiten Hälfte des 16. Jh.s. dominierende Interpretation der Aristotelischen Poetik". (KLL VII, 10) - Ss. 289-428 falsch num. (189-328); S. 429 falsch num. (362). Pages 289-428 misnumbered 189-328; p. 429 misnumbered 362. - Enthält ab p.199: Rime del molto illustre Signor cavaliere Battista Guarini. Dedicate al l'illustrissimo & reverendissimo Signor Cardinale Pietro Aldobrandini. Di nuovo in questa impressione corrette, & accresciute dallo stesto Autore. Ebda. 1621.

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        La COMMARE O RICCOGLITRICE Del Eccmo. Sr. Scipion Mercurii Filosofo, Medico, e Cittadin Romano. Divisa in tre libri Ristampata correta et accresciuta Dall'istessa Autore

      Venetia:: Apresso Gio. Bat. Ciotti,. 1621.. 4to: a^6 b^8 c^4 A - Z^8. 20 cm x 14.5 cm. [36], 256, 253 - 363 pp. 1st p. 256 misnumbered 356; 257 misnumbered 357. Books 2 & 3 have separate title-pages dated 1621 (though continuous registration).. Period full vellum binding with hand-inked title to spine. Early 17th Century edition of a work that first appeared in 1596 (cf. Garrison & Morton 6144).. Modest wear to binding. Old owner pencil notes to front eps. Old. stain to lower right of each gathering's first 4 leaves. Withal, a. VG copy.. Per Garrison & Morton, "First Italian book on obstetrics. It is a work of importance for the study of the history of Caesarean section; in it Mercurio advocated the Caesarean operation in cases of contracted pelvis." . Engraved architectural title-page. 31 illustrations. Head- and tailpieces. Decorative woodblock initial capital letters.

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        Beati Fulgentii episcope Ruspensis in Africa doctissimi, Opera theological; quae quidem adjuc extant, diligenter recensita: Quorum series & argument, post dedicationem, cum praemissa authoris vita reperientur. Interjectus est,suo loco, etiam Petri Diaconi

      Basel: Henricpetri, 1621 The book is in good antiquarian condition. It is a small octavo measuring 4"x6" beautifully bound in smooth dark brown leather with a lovely patina. Five raised bands to the spine, some rubbing at extremities, small scar to front board, a scratch and another scar to back cover. One small wormhole at back cover that penetrates that last 20 pages or so of the book. Title page has a bit of humidity staining and there is a very light "bleed" from the brown edges of the book into the fore-edge of the pages throughout, though this is not unattractive. Last blank has some old notes. Otherwise very occasional foxing, binding sturdy, pages clean. Really, quite a nice copy. Pagination is [24] ff, 905 pp , [19] ff. OCLC 257548888. This is a very hard to find early 1600s edition of the late Roman monk Fulgentius of Ruspe, in the original Latin, dating back to 1621; his works in a very handsome full leather binding. It is quite scarce: OCLC (Worldcat) only lists 11 copies worldwide. We can find no copies for sale anywhere in the world and no auction records for this edition. Fabius Claudius Gordianus Fulgentius, originally of Carthage, was of Roman senatorial rank, and a friend and defender of Augustine. He was also a prominent Christian monk who wrote influential works against Arianism. He rose to become bishop of Ruspe and founded a number of monasteries. Reading Fulgentius is particularly important today in that he provides a contemporary insider's take on most of Augustine's ideas -- he is so steeped in the thoughts of his mentor he was sometimes called a "pocket Augustine"; although his writings were very influential in their own right. An important and scarce book, particularly for those interested in Augustinian thought, early Latin monasticism, or late Roman authors in the original Latin. Includes a "life" of Fulgentius.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.

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        Extirpacion de la Idolatria del Piru. Dirigido al Rey N.S. en su Real Conseio de Indias

      Lima: Geronymo de Contreras, 1621. Hardcover. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. (8) ff., 142 (ie 137) pp., (3) ff. Elaborate woodcut tailpiece on fol. **3v. With pastedowns and endleaves from a contemporary 4to liturgical service book printed in red and black. Bound in contemporary flexible vellum. Early ownership inscription of the second Jesuit college in the Americas, "El Collegio de S. P[edr]o y S. Pablo" on title page, and personal ownership inscription in an early hand of a Jesuit father, Padre Diego de Lacios [?] on the front cover. Vellum somewhat shrunken due to age, exposing margin of a few leaves to minor soiling, otherwise an extremely crisp copy, excellent. A fine and very genuine copy of the rare first edition of Pablo José de Arriaga's rich account of the Indians of Peru at the turn of the 17th century. Intended as a manual to help clerics identify native "superstitions", the work is filled with minute details describing Indian ceremonies, medicines, and beliefs. Thanks to the all too effective execution of Arriaga's duties, the Extirpacion de la Idolatria del Piru ironically remains the original go-to source for much ethnographic and anthropological information on the very cultures he was trying to eradicate. Recorded by an eye-witness on the eve of the final cultural obliteration of Incan and pre-Incan civilizations in the 17th century, Arriaga's account is one of the earliest ethnographic records of post-Conquest Peru and an essential source for the historical reconstruction of now-lost Peruvian cultures. "In spite of its brutality, the book is a rich trove of Andean ethnography." (JCB, "Sources of Peru") Because of their 'simplicity and poor understanding' and their all too recent introduction to the faith, the Indians of the New World were not subject to the authority of the Holy Inquisition. The task of stamping out heresy instead fell to independent contractors - local bishops and religious leaders - who established a system in Peru modeled in essence on the Inquisition, but subject to far less regulation (cf. Griffiths, "The Inquisitorial Model and the Repression of Andean Religion in Seventeenth-Century Peru"). Arriving from Spain and distressed to find native heresies thriving after one hundred years of evangelization, figures such as the Archbishop of Lima Bartolomé Lobo Guerrero, the Spanish Viceroy Francisco de Borja, and the Jesuit Provincial Pablo José de Arriaga all spearheaded vicious and concerted campaigns during the early 17th century to wipe out all traces of native religion and superstition. Only Arriaga, however, produced a written record of his work. .......................................................... A sought-after Americanum, the Extirpacion de la Idolatria del Piru has not appeared at Anglo-American auction in more than half a century. The present copy is in an unusually fine contemporary state, bearing an early exlibris of the missionary training College of San Pedro y San Pablo in Mexico City where, presumably, it was used to equip missionaries before heading into the field. OCLC shows copies at Cornell, Arizona, the Newberry, Bryn Mawr, the Rosenbach Museum, SMU, and the JCB. * Sabin 2106; Adventures in Americana, 82; Palau I, 119; not in Church. Cf also Medina, La Imprenta en Lima, Vol 1 no. 92 (devoting 77 pages to this book); The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, p. 850; Dorsey, A Bibliography of the Anthropology of Peru, p. 66 ("relates native religious beliefs and practices in minute detail"); and Mills' monograph, Idolatry and Its Enemies: Colonial Andean Religion and Extirpation, 1640-1750 (Princeton University Press, 1997).

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        L'Immortalite de l'Ame, declaree avec raisons naturel les tesmoignages humains et divins pour la Foy Catholique contre les Athees et Libertins

      Paris: Chez Nicolas Buon, 1621 [20ff] - 456 pages. Page titre gravé. Reliure d'époque en cuir avec restaurations anciennes au dos et sur les plats. Dos à 4 nerfs. Sceau de la "furstliche hofbibliothek Donaueschingen". Pages intérieures en très bonne condition, propres et solides. Louys RICHEOME, appelé de son temps le Cicéron français, naquit à Digne en Provence l'an 1544, entra au noviciat de Paris en 1563 , et défendit avec zèle la foi catholique contre les huguenots. Après avoir été deux fois provincial , il devint assistant de France en 1608, et mourut à Bordeaux en 1623, avec une grande réputation de piété. Henri IV faisait sa lecture assidue des ouvrages du R. Père Louys Richeome. EXEMPLAIRE TRÈS RARE. LA COPAC N'INDIQUE QUE 2 EXEMPLAIRES et la BNQ EN POSSÈDE UN. L'EXEMPLAIRE QUE NOUS AVONS EST LE SEUL QUI SOIT IMPRIMÉ CHEZ NICOLAS BUON. Les autres ont été imprimés chez Sébastien Cramoisy. À cette époque les imprimeurs sont également éditeurs, il arrive fréquemment qu’ils se divisent les coûts de production entre eux. Chaque imprimeur voit ainsi apparaître son nom sur un certain nombre d’exemplaires. C’est une pratique plus commune aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles mais on voit quelque fois des exemples du XVIIIe siècle. Il n’y a probablement pas aucune différence entre les différents exemplaires mis à part la page de titre. Suite à une recherche dans WorldCat, il ne semble y avoir que deux imprimeurs (Cramoisy et Buon). PHOTO DISPONIBLE SUR DEMANDE.

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        Nova Typis Transacta Navigatio. Novi Orbis Indiae Occidentalis.authore Honorio Philopono

      Linz, 1621. Hardcover. Very Good. Small folio [30 x 19 cm]. engraved title. (6) ff., including emblematic "owl" plate, 101 (3) pp. , including one full-page of woodcut diagrams, and with 18 consecutively numbered plates, the first (of Columbus) signed Wolfgang Kilian. Total of 19 plates. Bound in contemporary Austrian vellum, emblem of Saint Benedict on front cover, arms of the author as Abbott of Seitenstetten on rear cover. Release stamp of Austrian State Library on ) ( ) ( 2v. Minor finger soiling in outer margin of title, and light even toning throughout. Aeg. Otherwise, genuine copy, with the plates in fine impression. Scarce first edition and fine copy bound in what must be a presentation binding with the image of Saint Benedict stamped on the front cover and the arms of the author stamped on the back cover. The work is one of the more fanciful illustrated chronicles devoted to the new world published in the early decades of the 17th century, by the Benedictine Plautius, and a widely-read addition to the developing mythology of America in 17th century Europe. Riding the coattails of the success of the De Bry volumes, which the author attacks in the course of plagiarizing, Plautius has the more particular aim of celebrating the participation of the Benedictine Bernardo Buil, Apostolic Vicar of the New World and the first missionary to travel to America, along with a dozen monks on Columbus' Second Voyage. In part a public relations effort on behalf of the Order, much besieged during the Counter-Reformation, the work compiles disparate relations, Benedictine and others (Léry on Brazil), and the iconography, probably by Kilian, largely reimagines scenes similar to those that appeared earlier in de Bry. The plates include a famous scene of St. Brendan celebrating Mass on the back of a whale, native Indians feasting on baby alligators, the usual battlescenes, cannibalism and exotica (chrysanthemum, pineapple, potato, and Indian chief smoking). Abbot of the Benedictine monastery of Seitenstetten in Lower Austria, Plautius is thought to have signed the work with the nom de plume Philoponus in order to dedicate the fulsome dedication to himself. For what was essentially a private production, the work's sensational plates won it a wide audience, and it received another edition the same year, though the chronology between the two remains unknown: the other edition contains one less plate and lacks the self-contained section on the magnet present in that offered here. * JCB II.156-6; Sabin 63367; Arents, Additions, V.201; Alden-Landis 621/100; Harisse, Columbus, p. 36; Binding: Siebmacher I, Abt. 5, II, p. 7.

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        Relation Historique d'Abissinie

      [2]+514+[4 contents and errata]+[2] pages with 2 folding maps, lacks frontispiece. Small Quarto. Rebacked in the 19th century retaining the original spine with raised bands and gilt decorative stamping and lettering to spine. Translated from the original Portuguese manuscripts by Jackim le Grande. First edition.Born in Lisbon, he entered the Order of Jesus at the age of sixteen. In 1621 he was ordered as a missionary to India, and in 1622 he arrived at Goa. With the intention of proceeding to Abyssinia, whose Negus (emperor) Segued had been converted to Roman Catholicism by Pedro Páez, he left India in 1624. He disembarked on the coast of Mombasa, and attempted to reach his destination through the Galla country, but was forced to return. In 1625 he set out again, accompanied by Mendez, the patriarch of Ethiopia, and eight missionaries. The party landed on the coast of the Red Sea, and Lobo settled in Abyssinia as superintendent of the missions in Tigré. He remained there until death deprived the Catholics of their protector, the emperor Segued. Forced by persecution to leave the kingdom, in 1634 Lobo and his companions fell into the hands of the Turks at Massawa, who sent him to India to procure a ransom for his imprisoned fellow-missionaries. In this he was successful, but could not induce the Portuguese viceroy to send an armament against Abyssinia. Intent upon accomplishing this cherished project, he embarked for Portugal, and after he had been shipwrecked on the coast of Natal, and captured by pirates, arrived at Lisbon. Neither at this city, however, nor at Madrid and Rome, was any countenance given to Lobo's plan. He accordingly returned to India in 1640, and was elected rector, and afterwards provincial, of the Jesuits at Goa. After some years he returned to his native city, and died there January 29, 1678. Lobo wrote an account of his travels in Portuguese, which appears never to have been printed, but is deposited in the monastery of St. Roque, Lisbon. Balthazar Telles made large use of the information therein in his Historia geral da Ethiopia a Alta (Coimbra, 1660), often erroneously attributed to Lobo (see Machado's Bibliotheca Lusitana). Lobo's own narrative was translated from a manuscript copy into French in 1728 by the Abbé Joachim le Grand, under the title of Voyage historique d'Abissinie. In 1669 a translation by Sir Peter Wyche of several passages from a manuscript account of Lobo's travels was published by the Royal Society (translated in M. Thévenots Relation des voyages in 1673). An English abridgment of Le Grand's edition by Dr. Johnson was published in 1735 (reprinted 1789). In a Mémoire justificatif en réhabilitation des pères Pierre Paez et Jérôme Lobo, Dr. C. T. Beke maintains against Bruce the accuracy of Lobo's statements as to the source of the Abai branch of the Nile. See A. de Backer, Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus (edited by C. Sommervogel, iv., 1893).Condition:Old stamp and inscription on title page, First folding map conspicuously restored, second map tear restored else a very good copy.

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        Enantiophanon Centuriae Sex, Et Conciliationes Eorundem

      1621. Bronkhorst (Bronchorst), Everard van [1554-1627]. Enantiophanon Centuriae Sex, Et Conciliationes Eorundem: Ab Ipso Authore Recognitae, & Amplius Quam Tertia Parte Auctae [et] Locupletatae: Accessit Brevis Tractatus, De Privilegiis Studiosorum, Tam Professorum & Doctorum Eodem Authore. Leiden: Ex Officina Iacobi Marci, 1621. [xl], 511, 300 pp. Two parts, each with title page. Quarto (8" x 6"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges, early hand-lettered title to spine, edges rouged. Light soiling and some edgewear, front joint cracked but secure, text block partially detached but secure, vellum beginning to crack through pastedowns, front endleaf detached, upper portion of rear free endpaper lacking. Main title page printed in red and black, woodcut decorated initials and tail-pieces. Light toning, residue from small bookseller ticket to head of title page, a few brief annotations to endleaves. A solid copy. * Later edition of a work first published in 1594. Bronkhorst was a professor of law at the University of Leiden from 1587 until his death. According to Roberts, his work was cited often by the leading Roman-Dutch authorities, especially van Leeuwen. Enantiophanon is an extensive treatise on controversial topics in Roman-Dutch law. A sophisticated work, it went through 9 editions, the last one in 1695. Roberts, A South-African Legal Bibliography 63. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 28 (2).

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        NOVA TYPIS TRANSACTA NAVIGATIO. NOVI ORBIS INDIAE OCCIDENTALIS ... NUNC PRIMUM E VARIIS SCRIPTORIBUS IN UNUM COLLECTA ... AUTHORE ... HONORIO PHILOPHONO

      1621. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good copy of a scarce, marvelously illustrated book. Folio (7" x 11-1/4") in contemporary full blindstamped vellum bound with a 17th century religious work. Illustrated with an engraved title page, 18 numbered engraved plates, and the "Owl" plate, not found in most copies. The book begins with a lengthy and fantastic account of the Atlantic voyages of St. Brendan, the 5th century Irish monk. Most of the book describes the exploits of the Benedictine priest Bernard Buil of Montserrat, who accompanied Columbus on his second voyage in 1493 to Haiti and led a team of papal-appointed missionaries to the peoples of the Americas. One of the most curious and interesting volumes of Americana with its mixture of fantasy and authentic details of Caribbean life in both text and its wonderful plates including: Columbus with a hemispherical map showing America (signed by Wolfgang Kilian); St. Brendan celebrating mass on the back of a whale with the coast of Africa to the east and to the north the mythic island of St. Brendan; cannibals attacking and roasting members of Columbus's crew; indigenous fruits including the pineapple; and more. All of the impressions are dark and strong; all are trimmed on one side about a half-inch into the image. The upper corner of the plate of the pineapple and potato lacking and replaced in expert facsimile. The specimen of printed music on the bottom of pages 35-36 represents an early printed example of Native American chants.

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        Le Réveil de Chyndonax Prince des Vacies Druydes celtiques diionois, avec la saincteté, religion, & diversité des Ceremonies observees aux anciennes Sepultures

      Par I. G. D. M. D. Finely engraved coat-of-arms of Roger de Bellegarde on recto of second leaf, one engraved folding plate (lightly dampstained), & several woodcuts in the text. 10 p.l., 176, [14] pp., one leaf of errata. Small 4to, 18th-cent. polished speckled calf (minor dampstaining & browning), double gilt fillet round sides, spine gilt in compartments incorporating a gilt stamp of a giraffe. Dijon: C. Guyot, 1621. First edition of this uncommon book describing one of the most sensational archeological discoveries of the 16th century. In this work, Guénébauld (d. ca. 1630), a physician in Dijon who had studied medicine in Padua and Rome, describes his discovery in 1598 in his vineyard at Poussat of a coffin with a Greek inscription eulogizing Chyndonax, a priest of Mithras. He interpreted it to be an archdruid. Guénébauld's discovery, near a Roman road, provoked a period of intense interest in druidism in Burgundy. Casaubon, Saumaise, and de Thou all were fascinated by this find. The coffin was later owned by Cardinal Richelieu. "This discovery was a very exciting affair that attracted considerable attention; it...consisted of a cylindrical stone coffer, about a foot in height, that contained a glass cinerary urn. On the base of the coffer was a Greek inscription mentioning Mithras and also a name interpreted by Guenebauld as Chyndonax, who, because he was described as a chief priest, was assumed to have been necessarily an important druid. Guenebauld himself published this find some years later in a delightful little book [the present work], complete with illustrations, which seems...to be one of the first treatises in the history of transalpine archaeology that dealt with the problems of a single excavation."-T.D. Kendrick, Druids and Druidism, p. 20. Fine copy. Closed tear to X2 without loss of text. ❧ Caillet 4819-"Ouvrage curieux et recherché." .

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        Warhaffte Historische Relation und Bericht/ Was sich in den gemeinen dreyen Bünden/ inn altem hohen Rhetia gelegen/ seythero dem vorgangenen unmenschlichen verübten Blutbad de Anno 1620. im Veltlin/ biß auff gegenwärtige Zeit nämlich zu anfang diß Monats Junii/ Anno 1621. begeben und zugetragen. Beschrieben durch einen Liebhaber der Warheit

      O. O., 1621.. 15 S. Neuer Karton. 4°. VD17 1:088296H; BL (German books) W234; Hohenemser 5134 und 5135; Head, Early Modern Democracy in the Grisons 261. - Seltene Flugschrift zum sog. Veltliner Protestantenmord. "Ermordung von ca. 600 Protestanten des Veltlins vom 19. bis am 23.7.1620, die bis vor kurzem in der Historiografie Sacro macello genannt wurde. Die harten Urteile des Thuner Strafgerichts von 1618 gegen span. und österr. Parteigänger, Bündner und Veltliner, führten im Veltlin zu einer Verschwörung, die den Abfall des Untertanenlands von den Drei Bünden und die Ausrottung der dortigen Protestanten zum Ziel hatte. Haupt der Verschwörung, deren Netz bis Madrid, Rom und Paris reichte, war Giacomo Robustelli aus Grosotto, der auch von persönl. Rachegefühlen beseelt war. An der Spitze von angeworbenen Banditen begann er den Mordbrennerzug in der Nacht vom 18. auf den 19. Juli in Tirano, eilte dann nach Teglio, Sondrio und weiter talabwärts, Männer, Frauen und Kinder ermordend. Einem Teil der Protestanten gelang die Flucht ins Ausland. Die Verschwörer erreichten ihre Ziele: Der Protestantismus südlich der Alpen war so gut wie ausgerottet und vorübergehend auch die Bündner Herrschaft über das Veltlin ausgeschaltet" (HLdS). - Gering fleckig.

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        Beati Fulgentii episcope Ruspensis in Africa doctissimi, Opera theological; quae quidem adjuc extant, diligenter recensita: Quorum series & argument, post dedicationem, cum praemissa authoris vita reperientur. Interjectus est,suo loco, etiam Petri Diaconi

      Basel: Henricpetri, 1621 The book is in good antiquarian condition. It is a small octavo measuring 4"x6" beautifully bound in smooth dark brown leather with a lovely patina. Five raised bands to the spine, some rubbing at extremities, small scar to front board, a scratch and another scar to back cover. One small wormhole at back cover that penetrates that last 20 pages or so of the book. Title page has a bit of humidity staining and there is a very light "bleed" from the brown edges of the book into the fore-edge of the pages throughout, though this is not unattractive. Last blank has some old notes. Otherwise very occasional foxing, binding sturdy, pages clean. Really, quite a nice copy. Pagination is [24] ff, 905 pp , [19] ff. OCLC 257548888. This is a very hard to find early 1600s edition of the late Roman monk Fulgentius of Ruspe, in the original Latin, dating back to 1621; his works in a very handsome full leather binding. It is quite scarce: OCLC (Worldcat) only lists 11 copies worldwide. We can find no copies for sale anywhere in the world and no auction records for this edition. Fabius Claudius Gordianus Fulgentius, originally of Carthage, was of Roman senatorial rank, and a friend and defender of Augustine. He was also a prominent Christian monk who wrote influential works against Arianism. He rose to become bishop of Ruspe and founded a number of monasteries. Reading Fulgentius is particularly important today in that he provides a contemporary insider's take on most of Augustine's ideas -- he is so steeped in the thoughts of his mentor he was sometimes called a "pocket Augustine"; although his writings were very influential in their own right. An important and scarce book, particularly for those interested in Augustinian thought, early Latin monasticism, or late Roman authors in the original Latin. Includes a "life" of Fulgentius.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.

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        Delle lodi del granduca di Toscana Cosimo II. Orazione di Michelagnol Buonarroti. Recitata da lui nell'Accademia Fiorentina il di 21. di dicembre 1621

      In Firenze, appresso Pietro Cecconcelli, alle Stelle Medicee, 1622, in-4, bella legatura in cartoncino settecentesco decorato in xilografia con un motivo policromo, pp. [4], 46, [2], l'ultima carta bianca. Con stemma mediceo inciso in legno sul front. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione. Gamba 2031. Vinciana 3656. Parenti p. 108.

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        Artillerie, c'est a dire vraye Instruction de l'Artillerie et de toutes ses appartenances. Avec une declaration de tout ce qui est de l'office d'un general d'Icelle, tant en un siege, qu'en un lieu assiegé. Item des batteries, contre bateries, ponts...

      chez Andre d'Aelst ?1621 In-folio (cm. 29,5), pp. (4) 144, 6 di "Quelques advertissements dependan de l'artillerie, desquels on se peut servir en diverses occurrences". Vignetta xilografica al titolo con figurazioni allegoriche e motto "Nobilitas sola est atque unica virtus". Iniziali e testatine ornate xilografiche. Complessive 33 tavole incise in rame f.t. da J. Blanchin (le tavole sono le stesse dell'edizione originale spagnola), 20 delle quali ripiegate, con raffigurazioni di cannoni, bombarde e pezzi d'artiglieria vari, di macchine da guerra, di disposizioni belliche, di assedi con l'artiglieria, ecc. Legatura coeva in piena pelle marrone, dorso a 6 nervi con titolo in oro su tassello rosso, fregi e filetti in oro entro scomparti. Tagli a spruzzo rossi. Sguardie decorate policrome. Annotazione di possesso in data 1686 al frontespizio. Lievi bruniture e macchiette chiare che interessano le ultime carte, qualche rinforzo al verso di alcune tavole, ma complessivamente esemplare genuino, in buono stato di conservazione e ben legato. La collazione del presente volume spesso differisce nel segnalare il numero delle tavole in quanto alcune di queste presentano più figure sullo stesso foglio e vengono considerate doppie. Il presente esemplare risulta comunque il più completo con il confronto delle bibliografie. Stimata edizione il cui originale fu impresso a Bruxelles nel 1613 col titolo "Tratado de Artilléria y uso della platicado en las guerras de Flándres" di questa rimarchevole opera secentesca di artiglieria terrestre e marittima in cui l'autore discorre anche di varie questioni d'ingegneria quali il recupero dei navigli affondati, i fuochi pirotecnici (assai rilevante la sezione consacrata alla pirotecnia), la costruzione di passerelle e ponti, ecc. Nel trattato l?autore avrebbe comunicato, a giudizio di alcuni, l?idea di produrre armi a tiro ripetuto, precorritrici delle moderne mitragliatrici (in realtà si tratta di ipotesi di tiro continuato mediante giustapposizione di file di fucilieri). Interessanti e molto ampie sono le parti del trattato dedicate alle attività di logistica e alle mansioni del genio e assai importanti i paragrafi attinenti al recupero dei navigli dispersi per affondamento. Il trattato, uno dei più dotti e articolati in materia tra quanti ne furono impressi nel XVII secolo, conobbe traduzioni in svariate lingue europee, tra cui anche il tedesco ed il polacco. L'Ufano, nato a Yepes in data imprecisata, morto nel 1613, esercitò la professione di ingegnere militare al servizio dell'esercito spagnolo nelle Fiandre, agli ordini del generale Luis Velasco. La sua opera più siginificativa rimane la presente, in cui confluiscono apporti di numerosi trattatisti militari (soprattutto Luis Collado de Lebrija). Cockle, 684, note: "This is a very famous work, holding a prominent place in the history of artillery". Graesse, VII, 222. Brunet, V, 1000. Palau, 342945. Fournier, p. 541, col. II: ?Ouvrage rare e recherché?. Almirante, 858.

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        ISOKRATOUS LOGOI KAI EPISTOLAI. Isocratis Orationes et Epistolae cum nova interpretatione, qua verbum de verbo expressum effertur, cura I. T. A. [ Exemplaire aux armes du Collège de Grasse ]

      ebastiani Chappelet 1621 Isocratis Orationes et Epistolae cum nova interpretatione, qua verbum de verbo expressum effertur, cura I. T. A. [Ioannis Tarini Andegaui ], in usum studiosae Iuventutis, 1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque plein maroquin fleurdelysé aux fers du Collège de Grasse ("Collegium Grassinaeum - Lilium inter Spinas"), texte grec et latin, toutes tranches dorées, Sumptibus Sebastiani Chappelet, Paris, 1621, 8 ff., 880 pp., 20 ff. n. ch. et 1 f. blanc Aux armes du Collège de Grasse (manques en coiffes, coupes et coins usés, rel. frottée). Français

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        MADAURENSIS PLATONICI OPERA OMNIA QUAE EXSTANT

      FRANCOFURTI - OFFICINA WEEdito nel 1621 a Francofurti , in 16°, legatura in meza pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro, piatti in pergamena , tagli verdi . Seconda parte di Geverharti Elmenhorsti : Emendationes . Opera Omnia. Buon esemplare.

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        Extirpacion de la Idolatria del Piru. Dirigido al Rey N.S. en su Real Conseio de Indias

      Geronymo de Contreras Lima: Geronymo de Contreras, 1621. Hardcover. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. (8) ff., 142 (ie 137) pp., (3) ff. Elaborate woodcut tailpiece on fol. **3v. With pastedowns and endleaves from a contemporary 4to liturgical service book printed in red and black. Bound in contemporary flexible vellum. Early ownership inscription of the second Jesuit college in the Americas, "El Collegio de S. P[edr]o y S. Pablo" on title page, and personal ownership inscription in an early hand of a Jesuit father, Padre Diego de Lacios [?] on the front cover. Vellum somewhat shrunken due to age, exposing margin of a few leaves to minor soiling, otherwise an extremely crisp copy, excellent. A fine and very genuine copy of the rare first edition of Pablo José de Arriaga's rich account of the Indians of Peru at the turn of the 17th century. Intended as a manual to help clerics identify native "superstitions", the work is filled with minute details describing Indian ceremonies, medicines, and beliefs. Thanks to the all too effective execution of Arriaga's duties, the Extirpacion de la Idolatria del Piru ironically remains the original go-to source for much ethnographic and anthropological information on the very cultures he was trying to eradicate. Recorded by an eye-witness on the eve of the final cultural obliteration of Incan and pre-Incan civilizations in the 17th century, Arriaga's account is one of the earliest ethnographic records of post-Conquest Peru and an essential source for the historical reconstruction of now-lost Peruvian cultures. "In spite of its brutality, the book is a rich trove of Andean ethnography." (JCB, "Sources of Peru") Because of their 'simplicity and poor understanding' and their all too recent introduction to the faith, the Indians of the New World were not subject to the authority of the Holy Inquisition. The task of stamping out heresy instead fell to independent contractors - local bishops and religious leaders - who established a system in Peru modeled in essence on the Inquisition, but subject to far less regulation (cf. Griffiths, "The Inquisitorial Model and the Repression of Andean Religion in Seventeenth-Century Peru"). Arriving from Spain and distressed to find native heresies thriving after one hundred years of evangelization, figures such as the Archbishop of Lima Bartolomé Lobo Guerrero, the Spanish Viceroy Francisco de Borja, and the Jesuit Provincial Pablo José de Arriaga all spearheaded vicious and concerted campaigns during the early 17th century to wipe out all traces of native religion and superstition. Only Arriaga, however, produced a written record of his work. .......................................................... A sought-after Americanum, the Extirpacion de la Idolatria del Piru has not appeared at Anglo-American auction in more than half a century. The present copy is in an unusually fine contemporary state, bearing an early exlibris of the missionary training College of San Pedro y San Pablo in Mexico City where, presumably, it was used to equip missionaries before heading into the field. OCLC shows copies at Cornell, Arizona, the Newberry, Bryn Mawr, the Rosenbach Museum, SMU, and the JCB.* Sabin 2106; Adventures in Americana, 82; Palau I, 119; not in Church. Cf also Medina, La Imprenta en Lima, Vol 1 no. 92 (devoting 77 pages to this book); The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, p. 850; Dorsey, A Bibliography of the Anthropology of Peru, p. 66 ("relates native religious beliefs and practices in minute detail"); and Mills' monograph, Idolatry and Its Enemies: Colonial Andean Religion and Extirpation, 1640-1750 (Princeton University Press, 1997).

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        La COMMARE O RICCOGLITRICE Del Eccmo. Sr. Scipion Mercurii Filosofo, Medico, e Cittadin Romano. Divisa in tre libri Ristampata correta et accresciuta Dall'istessa Autore

      Apresso Gio. Bat. Ciotti Venetia:: Apresso Gio. Bat. Ciotti,. 1621.. 4to: a^6 b^8 c^4 A - Z^8. 20 cm x 14.5 cm. [36], 256, 253 - 363 pp. 1st p. 256 misnumbered 356; 257 misnumbered 357. Books 2 & 3 have separate title-pages dated 1621 (though continuous registration).. Period full vellum binding with hand-inked title to spine. Early 17th Century edition of a work that first appeared in 1596 (cf. Garrison & Morton 6144).. Modest wear to binding. Old owner pencil notes to front eps. Old. stain to lower right of each gathering's first 4 leaves. Withal, a. VG copy.. Per Garrison & Morton, "First Italian book on obstetrics. It is a work of importance for the study of the history of Caesarean section; in it Mercurio advocated the Caesarean operation in cases of contracted pelvis." . Engraved architectural title-page. 31 illustrations. Head- and tailpieces. Decorative woodblock initial capital letters.

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        Della commare oriccoglitrice di Scipione Mercveio Romano.Del parto preternaturale, e vitioso, & in quanti modi si faccia, e di quanto si tratterà in questo libro. Al molto R. P. Maestro F. Camillo Ballani de' Pred. Priore, & Inquisitore in S. Marco d'Alessandria Sig. mio osseruandissimo.

      appresso Gio. Battista Ciotti MDC.XXI. (1621) In 8° (19,5 x 14); tre libri in un unico volume; legatura novecentesca in mezza pergamena con tassello al dorso ; capolettera ornati; pp. (26) così segnate: frontisp. , cc. b-b4, c-c4 + pp. 362 (manca l'ultimo capitolo dedicato al "budello uscito di luogo alle creature"). Mancano le pp.113-114 col frontisp. del Libro Secondo e le .pp 241-242; un piccolo segno di tarlo attraversa il testo, che resta comprensibile, delle pp. 353-362. Malamente restaurato il frontisp. del Libro Primo e le ultime due pagine; carta brunita con tracce di umido; per il resto in discrete condizioni.Il testo delle prime 26 pagine non sembra lacunoso (nonostante manchino le carte a-a4), ma non siamo riusciti a trovare notizie su questa edizione per fare un confronto. Questo è anche il motivo per cui ci è ignoto il numero delle pagine mancanti dopo pag. 362.Il testo è illustrato da 30 belle xilografie (nelle altre edizioni 31; ne manca una?) molte delle quali a piena pagina illustranti l'anatomia femminile, le presentazioni fetali, gli strumenti ginecologici, il parto cesareo ecc.Sostanzialmente esemplare mal conservato di un'opera assai rara che rappresenta il primo trattato di ostetricia in lingua italiana la cui prima edizione, introvabile, vide la luce nel 1595.

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        La COMMARE O RICCOGLITRICE Del Eccmo. Sr. Scipion Mercurii Filosofo, Medico, e Cittadin Romano. Divisa in tre libri Ristampata correta et accresciuta Dall'istessa Autore

      Venetia:: Apresso Gio. Bat. Ciotti,. 1621.. 4to: a^6 b^8 c^4 A - Z^8. 20 cm x 14.5 cm. [36], 256, 253 - 363 pp. 1st p. 256 misnumbered 356; 257 misnumbered 357. Books 2 & 3 have separate title-pages dated 1621 (though continuous registration).. Period full vellum binding with hand-inked title to spine. Early 17th Century edition of a work that first appeared in 1596 (cf. Garrison & Morton 6144).. Modest wear to binding. Old owner pencil notes to front eps. Old. stain to lower right of each gathering's first 4 leaves. Withal, a. VG copy.. Per Garrison & Morton, "First Italian book on obstetrics. It is a work of importance for the study of the history of Caesarean section; in it Mercurio advocated the Caesarean operation in cases of contracted pelvis." . Engraved architectural title-page. 31 illustrations. Head- and tailpieces. Decorative woodblock initial capital letters.

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        Lexicon hebraicum et chaldaicum ... Editio tertia

      Basel, König 1621.. 8 Bll., 960 S., 36 Bll. Dekorativer späterer HPrgt. mit rotem Rückenschild.

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        Veue du chateau et du pont S. Ange a Rome.

      Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n, cm 12 x 20 (alla lastra), in basso a sn. "Grav? par Israel Silvestre" (e il numero 2 poco sopra all'inizio della dicitura), in basso a destra "Avec privil. du R."; foglio in primo stato, con bella filigrana di gallo (o rapace) con ali spiegate. Silvestre Israel (Nancy, 3 agosto, 1621 - Parigi, 11 ottobre 1691), appartenente a una famiglia di artisti francesi, fu disegnatore e incisore. Dopo la morte dei genitori, nel 1631, fu mandato a Parigi con lo zio Israel Henriet, grazie al quale imparer? a disegnare e a incidere; e grazie allo zio conoscer? Callot e Della Bella. Tra il 1638 e il 1641 (si pensa nel 1640), Silvestre compir? un primo viaggio in Italia; un secondo viaggio sar? quello del 1643, un terzo nel 1653. Dopo la seconda visita in Italia vengono pubblicate le "Vues d'Italie (1643 circa). Fu artista fin troppo prolifico, numerosissime sono le sue opere, tant'? che ? quasi impossibile redigerne un inventario completo, avendo egli realizzato circa mille pezzi. Tra queste citiamo: "Vues de Paris et des environs" (1645), "Ports de mer" (1648), "Paysages" (1654), un secondo set di "Vues d'Italie", il "Balletto Reale Noces de T?tis" (1655), Vues de ch?teaux (1658) dedicate a Luigi XIV. Dal 1662; incise lastre per il re: "Course de t?tes et de bagues" (1662), "Plaisirs de l'isle enchant?e" (1664) e "Ch?teaux royaux". Il suo stile fu, all'inizio, piuttosto sciolto, ma a partire dalla pubblicazione delle prime "Vues d'Italie" divenne pi? raffinato e delicato, acquisendo accuratezza e precisione senza essere asciutto; a volte era simile a quello di Jacques Callot o di Stefano della Bella, con i quali ebbe rapporti di amicizia e dei quali ottenne l'esclusiva per la pubblicazione delle lastre. Infatti, mettendo bene a frutto i risultati del lavoro di Henriet, alla sua morte, avvenuta nel 1661, riusc? a ereditarne le lastre e a ottenere il privilegio di stampa e la vendita delle opere di Callot e di Della Bella, escludendo altri stampatori da questa posizione (ottenne le lastre del Callot alla morte dello zio Henriette; di Della Bella nel 1684). La veduta fa parte della raccolta delle "Vues d'Italie", in questo caso di quelle relative a Roma e dintorni. Nel rispetto del classico stile dell'autore, essa fonde elementi reali a fantasie pittoriche. Bella e rara prova particolarmente nitida.

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        Comoediae, ex recognitione Jani Gruteri [...] accedunt commentarij Fridrici Taubmanni auctores; item indices rerum & verborum necessari.

      [Wittenberg,] Zachariam Schurerum, 1621. (52) + 1557 + 125 p. Contemporary blindstamped vellum, spine in five compartments. 24,5 X 18 cm

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        Du Bartas his diuine weekes, and workes : with a compleate collectio[n] of all the other most delight-full workes translated and written by yt famous philomusus, Iosuah Syluester Gent

      London : Printed by Humphray Lownes, 1621. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: [32], 1215, [1] p., ill., port. (woodcuts). Notes: In verse. The title page is engraved and signed: R: Elstracke sculpsit. Includes translations by Sylvester of works by Henry Smith; Guy du Faur, seigneur de Pibrac; Odet de La Noue, seigneur de Teligny; Girolamo Fracastoro; George Goodwin; and Pierre Matthieu. Also contains most of Sylvester's original works. Publication date from colophon. The first leaf is blank."The history of Iudith .. Englished by Tho. Hudson" has separate title page dated 1620. There are also numerous divisional titles; pagination and register are continuous throughout. Referenced by: STC (2nd ed.) 21653. Language: English ; French. Text within borders. Historiated initials, head and tail-pieces. Edges browned with some creasing. The folding plate has suffered considerable loss. Copy of Thomas Renshaw with his signiature in multiple. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in blind. A good copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        BIBLIA - NOVUM DOMINI NOSTRI JESU CHRISTI TESTAMENTUM SYRICE.

      Cum versione Latina. Accesserunt in fine notationes variantis lectionis, ex quinq; impressis editionibus diligenter collectæ à Martino Trostio. Cothenis [Cöthen] Anhalitinorum 1621. Large 8to. (8)+843+(1 blank) pages. Lovely, clean copy in contemporary full calf binding, spine richly gilt. Minor hole to the upper right corner of the first few pages (not affecting text). A few contemporary (or nearly contemporary) notes in both larin and syriac in red and black ink to the margins of the first few leaves.. Very nice copy indeed, beatifully printed in syriac with latin notes and introduction. Printed "backwards" (in Western terms) like an Arabian book

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