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        Il parto della Vergine poema eroico del sig.r Gio. Ba. Calamai Fiorentino [...].

      1623. In Fiorenza, appresso Pietro Cecconcelli alle Stelle Medicee, 1623, in-8 piccolo, cartonatura ottocentesca imitante una mezza pelle, pp. [16], 340, [ma: 372], [2]. Frontespizio calcografico con stemma del dedicatario. Argomenti dei canti in cornice tipografica. Non è stata legata l'ultima carta che era bianca (cfr. descrizione in ICCU). Errori nella numerazione delle pagine. Rara prima edizione.

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        Troylus and Cressida

      Original Shakespeare leaf from FIRST FOLIO. Troylus and Cressida.This is an original leaf. It is NOT a reproduction, photocopy, poster or later impression. This leaf was salvaged from a woefully derelict copy of the First Folio, printed in London in 1623, and was part of a collection for leaves formed in England in the early 20th century.This leaf was compared to the same leaf in the Brandeis copy to verify accuracy of description. The Brandeis copy has "301" penciled in the lower outside corner of the recto. This leaf, numbered sequentially from the last leaf with a printed number, is leaf 91.All the text is complete. There is some folding as seen in the pictures but no loss of text. A bit of dampstaining appears in the margin. Edges are frayed with some edge-browning as seen in the illustrations. There is some mild soiling, mostly from ingrained dust. This leaf is entirely original as found in the collection and has not been restored or mucked with. The leaf measures about 8 x 12 1/2 inches and has the crown watermark.There are but 232 known copies of the First Folio remaining in the world from a printing of about 750-1000 copies. Many are incomplete. This leaf is therefore very rare and it is unlikely to appear elsewhere in any condition. I know of no other single First Folio leaves on the market (except those that were purchased from me). I have priced this leaf so that it represents a terrific opportunity to acquire an original leaf, at reasonable cost, from one of the most famous books in the English language.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. P. Kaerius b. H. Hondius, "Hispaniae nova describtio, de integro multis in locis, .".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, 1623, 37,2 x 51 Krogt, Koemans Atlantes Neerlandici, 6000:1A.1 ( lat. Ausgabe von 1613-19) - Unten rechts große altkol. Titelkartusche mit Rollwerksornamentik. Im Kartenbild Schiffe und 2 Windrosen. - Erste Ausgabe erschien 1606. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Liturgia Inglesa, Libro del Rezado public de la administracion de los Sacramentos, y otros Ritos y ceremonias de la Yglesia de Ingalaterra

      267 leaves, including the Psalms, decorated head and tail pieces, initials etc translated by Fernando de Texeda at the instigation of John Williams, Bishop of Lincoln (1621-42) who paid for the printing. Texeda (aka T. Carrascon) was a Spanish protestant exile arriving in 1620 during the marriage negotiations of Charles I and Maria Anna of Spain. For his work translating the Anglican Book of Common Prayer Texeda was made a Prebendary of Nonnington in Hereford 1623-1631. bound in contemporary calf, worn, with gilt label, aeg,

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        Vereinigung der Galenischen und Paracelsischen Artzney-Kunst [...]. Basel, Ludwig König, 1623.

      1623. 4to. (16), 309 (but: 307), (1) pp. T. p. printed in red and black. With woodcut title vignette, 8 woodcuts in the text (some full-page), and several calendar tables. (Bound with) II: Graseck, Georg. Autographica vitae humanae delineatio iatrica, cum eiusdem praecipuorum morborum genealogia: Das ist, Neuwe medicinalische Invention, und gründlicher Discurs von deß Menschen Leben [...]. Speyer, Elias Kembach, 1615. (24), 147 (but: 153), (3) pp. T. p. printed in red and black. With woodcut title vignette. Contemp. vellum. Remains of ties. Sammelband containing two early medical works. I: Only German edition of Dariot's "Trois discours de la préparation des médicamens" ("De praeparatione medicamentorum", Lyons 1582). Thy physician Claude Dariot (1533-94), immatriculated at Montpellier in 1553, was the municipal doctor of Beaune and flew to Geneva in 1572 as a Huguenot. He sought to reconcile the Galenic and Paracelsian school of medical thought: "Dariot obviously felt there was a great need for a simpler text on the Paracelsian remedies; this was his goal and the purpose of his book. And, writing of his preparation for this task, Dariot referred to his long work in the search of the secrets of Hermes, Arnald of Villanova, Geber, and Lullius, as well as those of Paracelsus and his followers" (Debus, The Chemical Philosophy, p. 157). The woodcut illustrations show stoves, jars, distillling flasks, etc. Browned and brownstained throughout; some ink and water staining near beginning; a few marginalia; slight paper defects (with occasional loss to text). - II: Only edition of Graseck's last known work. The Strasbourg physician Graseccius is known to have been active during the years 1591-1615; he calls himself "ordained physician to the Prince of Wuerttemberg". His book is an inquiry into "what actually is the life of Man: of what shape, and in what place of the body it is created, buried, and found: also, from whence in the body spring the principal and most serious illnesses". "Interesting to the history of biology and physiology for its extensive discussion of the seat of the soul and vital force" (cf. Taeuber & Weil, Munich, cat. 34, no. 69 II). The title woodcut (which Kembach used as a signet in several versions) is a rather free rendering of the Speyer Cathedral. Some browning and waterstaining. Binding severely stained; front cover slightly warped. Only a single copy of both works in auction records since 1950: Dariot was knocked down in 1951 by Hartmann, St. Gallen (cat. no. 1); a disbound copy of Graseccius was sold by Hartung & Karl in 1983 (41, 577). I: VD 17, 23:291439E. Brüning 1385. - II: VD 17, 23:291475A. Neither work in Wellcome or Krivatsy.

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        Teatro de las Grandezas de la Villa de Madrid Corte de los Reyes Católicos de España

      Tomás Iunti, Madrid 1623 - Formato folio. Frontis grabado (con restauración), 3 h. 523 p. 4 h. 16 grabados al cobre, 4 páginas repetidas. Encuadernado en plena piel con ruedas doradas. 2 sellos del anterior propietario, últimas hojas del índice con leves manchas de agua en el margen inferior [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Turkish Empire from the year 1623 to the year 1677. Containing the reigns of the last three emperours, viz. Sultan Morat or Amurat IV. Sultan Ibrahim, and Sultan Mahomet IV his Son, the XIII. emperour now reigning. London, printed by J. M. for John Starkey, (1679-)1680.

      1623. Folio (204 x 324 mm). 2 parts in 1 vol. (6), 89, (1) pp. 336, (16) pp. With 2 engr. portrait frontispieces and 3 full-page engravings in the text (2 portraits and "a Turkish pageant"); separate half-title: "The Memoirs of Paul Rycaut, Esq., Containing the History of the Turks from the year 1660 to the year 1678". Contemp. full calf with giltstamped red spine label. First edition. "[D]edicated to the king. This was a continuation of Knolles's 'Turkish History', to the sixth edition of which (3 vols. 1687-1700) it was printed as a supplement. The whole work was abridged, with some addenda by Savage", in 1701" (DNB 50, p. 39). Sir Paul Rycaut (1629-1700) was first employed as private secretary to the British ambassador to Constantinople and later became British Consul and factor at Smyrna. - The portraits show the author and the Ottoman Sultans Murad IV, Ibrahim, Mehmed IV. as well as a splendidly decorated ornate palm, as high as a mast - a gift for the circumcision of the Prince. - Hinges cracked; some brownstaining; edge defects repaired. Bookplate of John Evans (d. 1724), Lord Bishop of Bangor and sometime adversary to Jonathan Swift. Atabey 1074. Aboussouan 808. Wing R2406. Not in Blackmer.

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         Carte du pays et diocèse de Reims.

      1623 En quatre feuilles jointes de 673 x 840 mm. Très rare première carte imprimée du diocèse de Reims, 1623 Grande carte gravée figurant la région de Reims, avec parties de la Brie, du Tardenois, du Rethelois et de la Thiérache. Le nord est orienté à droite de la carte, les villes principales comme Reims, Rethel ou Châlons-en-Champagne sont figurées par de petites vues cavalières. La carte est dédiée à Gabriel de Sainte-Marie, archevêque de Reims de 1622 à 1629. Il s'agit de la première carte imprimée du diocèse de Reims, dressée en 1623 par Jean Jubrien, topographe natif de Châlons, et l'un des cartographes régionaux les plus importants de la première moitié du XVII° siècle. Cette première édition datée de 1623 fut publiée en 1632 par Melchior Tavernier dans le Théâtre géographique du royaume de France. Une seconde édition datée de 1654 fut publiée par Antoine de Fer. Considérée comme l'une des cartes les plus exactes de la région, la carte de Jubrien servit de modèle à de nombreux cartographes jusqu'au XVIII° siècle. Le papier est légèrement froissé le long de la pliure centrale. Bel exemplaire, replié. Pastoureau, TAVERNIER II A.

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        L'HISTOIRE COMIQUE DE FRANCION

      L'HISTOIRE COMIQUE DE FRANCION composée par Charles Sorel, réimprimée intégralement pour la première fois d'après l'édition originale de 1623 et décorée de 17 eaux-fortes et de 16 gravures par MARTIN VAN MAELE. Se vend à Paris, chez Jean Fort, 1925 1 fort volume in-8 broché (23 x 14,5 cm) de VI-411 pages. 17 eaux-fortes hors-texte ici en triple état (51 épreuves dont épreuve non terminée avec remarque, épreuve terminée avec remarque et épreuve terminée, toutes en noir. 16 gravures (bois) servant de bandeaux et culs-de-lampe. Couverture rempliée illustrée d'une vignette imprimée en rouge sur le premier plat. PREMIER TIRAGE DE CETTE SUPERBE SUITE D'ILLUSTRATIONS PAR MARTIN VAN MAELE. UN DES 61 EXEMPLAIRES SUR MADAGASCAR CONTENANT UNE SUITE DÉFINITIVE ET DEUX ETATS DES PLANCHES. (le tirage total étant de 1.203 exemplaires). "Je n'ai point trouvé de remède plus aisé ni plus salutaire à l'ennui qui m'affligeait il y a quelque temps, que de m'amuser à décrire une histoire qui tînt davantage du folâtre que du sérieux, de manière qu'une mélancolique cause à produit un facétieux effet. Jamais je n'eusse fait voir cette pièce, sans le désir que j'ai de montrer aux hommes les vices auxquels ils se laissent insensiblement emporter. Néanmoins, j'ai peur que cela soit inutile ; car ils sont si stupides pour la plupart, qu'ils croiront que tout ceci est plutôt pour leur donner du passe-temps que pour corriger leurs mauvaises humeurs. Leur ânerie est si excessive que lorsqu'ils oient le conte de quelqu'un qui a été trompé, ou qui a fait quelque sotte action, ils s'en prennent à rire au lieu qu'ils en devraient pleurer (...)" (extrait de la Préface de 1623) L'Histoire comique de Francion raconte les aventures de son personnage éponyme. La narration est assez complexe parce qu'elle mène plusieurs niveaux de récits. Le récit premier raconte les aventures amoureuses de Francion qui cherche d'abord à s'attirer les faveurs de Laurette, femme de Valentin et ancienne prostituée. Après les avoir obtenues lors d'une fête organisée par Raymond, il se lance à la recherche de la belle Naïs du portrait de laquelle il est tombé amoureux. Les versions de 1626 et 1633 s'achèvent par le mariage de Francion et Naïs. Mais à ce premier récit s'ajoutent des histoires racontées par des personnages du roman, notamment la maquerelle Agathe dont le récit occupe un livre entier, et surtout l'histoire de Francion racontée par lui-même à diverses occasions. Le début du roman est ainsi en grande partie occupé par ces récits et nous permet de découvrir une partie de l'histoire du père de Francion et le récit de la jeunesse de Francion. On a beaucoup parlé du libertinage de L'Histoire comique de francion, notamment du fait des relations libertines de son auteur au moment de la publication de la version de 1623. Antoine Adam considère que le personnage de Francion est inspiré par Théophile de Viau. Il se caractérise en effet par une générosité qui serait la marque des esprits libertins et la « compagnie des braves » qu'il fonde serait une transcription romanesque du cercle libertin qui gravite autour de Théophile. L'itinéraire de Francion montre une volonté de s'affranchir des contraintes. Il développe une pensée personnelle. En matière de morale amoureuse, il défend ainsi des positions qui ne correspondent ni à la morale traditionnelle, qui refoule les plaisirs du corps, ni à l'épicurisme caricatural qu'on associera à l'image du libertin. La volonté de jouir sans entrave au non d'une supériorité absolue du plaisir est en effet incarnée dans l'œuvre par le personnage de Raymond. Francion, quant à lui, défend un plaisir plus mesuré qui répond à une définition plus authentique de l'épicurisme. De ce fait, l'évolution du personnage et de l'œuvre ne doit pas nécessairement être lue simplement comme l'effet des peurs de Sorel quant à la censure, mais également comme l'effet d'une véritable réflexion sur la morale et le plaisir. Cette histoire est ici merveilleusement mise en images par Martin Van Maele. BEL EXEMPLAIRE, TEL QUE PARU.

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        HISTOIRE DES COMTES DE TOLOSE. AVEC QUELQUES TRAITEZ, & CHRONIQUES ANCIENNES, CONCERNANS LA MESME HISTOIRE.

      A TOLOSE. PAR PIERRE BOSC, MARCHAND LIBRAIRE. 1623.IN-FOLIO (24 X 36 X 5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (12) + 400 + (44) ET 174 PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN VEAU, DOS A SIX NERFS ORNE DE CAISSONS DORES AU CHIFFRE FORME DES LETTRES «MOLE» EN CAPITALES ROMAINES, TITRE DORE, TRANCHES MOUCHETEES ROUGES, DOUBLE FILET DORE ENCADRANT LES PLATS. ILLUSTRE DE 10 GRANDS PORTRAITS A MI-PAGE GRAVES AU BURIN PAR J. E. LANE ET HUGUET. EDITION ORIGINALE. (BRUNET 24732 ET SAFFROY. III. 51020). ERREUR DE PAGINATION D'ORIGINE, LES PAGES 31 A 36 N'EXISTANT PAS. (ON PASSE DIRECTEMENT DU FEUILLET Bbb2 AU FEUILLET Bbb4, AVEC UN TITRE INTERCALAIRE A3 EN LIEU DU Bbb3). EXEMPLAIRE AUX ARMES DOREES DE MATHIEU MOLE, SEIGNEUR DE CHAMPLAREUX (1584-1656), PUIS DE CHARLES-MARIE FEVRET, SEIGNEUR DE FONTETTE (1710-1772), TOUS DEUX GRANDS BIBLIOPHILES. (OLIVIER-HERMAL-ROTON. 258 ET 97). OUVRAGE RARE ET RECHERCHE, D'UNE TRES BONNE PROVENANCE.DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS, DONT MANQUES DE CUIR SUR LE MORS INFERIEUR ET SUR LES CHARNIERES, TACHES ROUSSES EN HAUT A DROITE DE NOMBREUSES PAGES DE LA SECONDE PARTIE. PRIX ETABLI EN FONCTION DES DEFAUTS SIGNALES.

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        Praxis et theoricae criminalis. Partis Tertiae, Tomus Secundus. Furti materiam, et fragmentorum Criminalium primam partem continens. Libri quintus et sextus.

      1623. Lugduni, 1623, parti 3 in un tomo, in-folio, pergamena coeva (tarlature all'interno dei piatti). Frontespizio stampato in rosso e nero con marca tipografica incisa.

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        Les visions de Pasquille

      Petit in-8 de 344 pages, maroquin vert, encadrement de diverses roulettes dorées, dos lisse orné, coupes décorées, roulette intérieure, tranches dorées. Reliure parisienne du XVIIIè siècle. 133 x 85 mm. ÉDITION ORIGINALE FRANÇAISE DE LA PLUS GRANDE RARETÉ DE CETTE INNOVATION LITTÉRAIRE ET POPULAIRE DU XVIè SIÈCLE IMITÉE DU Pasquillus ecstaticus DE Curione. DANS SON ÉTUDE APPROFONDIE SUR Pasquin ET les Pasquils, CHIARO LASTRAÏOLI INSISTE SUR L'INSIGNE RARETÉ DES ÉDITIONS FRANÇAISES IMPRIMÉES. Cette édition originale est rarissime. Deschamps dans le supplément à Brunet ne cite qu'une édition française de 1623 ainsi que trois Pasquils latins qualifiés de "très rare" et "fort rares". Brunet ne décrit qu'un Pasquin français, la présente édition et cite les trois exemplaires : La Vallière, Libri en 1857 et Veinant. CE VOLUME, DONT IL N'EST APPARU AUCUN EXEMPLAIRE SUR LE MARCHÉ DEPUIS PLUSIEURS DÉCENNIES ÉTAIT DÉJÀ RARE ET PRISÉ AU XVIIIè SIÈCLE, témoin le présent exemplaire luxueusement relié en maroquin vert décoré aux alentours de 1770 avec cependant une perte de texte aux quatre premiers feuillets (marge latérale du titre et de 3 feuillets d'Avis aux lecteurs refaites à la plume vers 1770). UN MOMENT FORT DE LA LITTÉRATURE POPULAIRE DU XVIè SIÈCLE.

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        Les Oevvres de Pierre de Ronsard, Gentilhomme vandosmois prince des Poetes françois. Reueues et augmentees et illustrees de Commentaires et remarques.

      A Paris, chez Nicolas Bvon, 1623, 2 volumes in-folio de 368x242 mm environ, tome I : (1) fb, (8) ff. (faux-titre, belle page de titre gravée par Léonard Gautier, epistre, odes, sommaire, préface de Marc Antoine Muret, sonnets), 876 pages (les p. 875-876 dont les doubles du début du tome suivant), (1) fb, tome II : (1) fb, page de titre gravée par Léonard Gautier, pagination de 875 à 1728, (6) ff. (table), (1) fb, reliure plein veau brun, dos à 6 nerfs portant titres et tomaisons dorés, ornés de caissons à petits fers dorés, plats encadrés d'un double filet doré. Reliure en mauvais avec plats détachés, des rousseurs et pages brunies, galerie de ver de la p. 1575 à 1625 dans le texte, puis de 1637 à 1649 la galerie continue dans la marge. Exemplaires de la bibliothèque d'Emile Henriot (ex-libris manuscrit). Edition " la plus complète et la belle des oeuvres de Ronsard" d'après De Ricci (Doc EO Ronsard). Complet du titre gravé par Léonard Gautier, du portrait de Ronsard et Cassandre gravé par C. Mellan, des 11 portraits gravés par Thomas de Leu. Pierre de Ronsard (né en septembre 1524 au château de la Possonnière, près du village de Couture-sur-Loir en Vendômois et mort le 27 décembre 1585 au Prieuré de Saint-Cosme en Touraine), est un des poètes français les plus importants du XVIe siècle.

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        Eadmeri monachi cantuariensis Historia novorum, sive sui saeculi libri VI res gestas (quibus ipse non modò spectator diligens sed comes etiam & actor plerunq[ue] interfuit) sub Guilielmis I & II & Henrico I Angliae regibus ab anno nempè Salutis MLXVI ad MCXXII potissimùm complexi. In lucem ex Bibliotheca Cottoniana emisit Ioannes Seldenvs, & notas porrò adjecit & spicilegium.

      Londini: Typis & impensis Guilielmi Stanesbeij, ex officinis Richardi Meighen & Thomae Dew Folio (33 cm; 13"). [4 (including initial blank!)] ff., xvi, 218 pp., [1 (blank)] f.; illus.. 1623 Editio princeps of the monk Eadmer's early-12th-century chronicle covering the Norman period of English history beginning with King Edgar. John Selden edited the text from a manuscript in the fabled Cotton Collection and in doing so presented England with "one of the ablest and valuable writings" since Bede (Encyclopædia Britannica, 11th ed.). Eadmer was a Benedictine monk who was an intimate of St. Anselm, and his biographer. Eadmer died around 1124. The title-page is printed in black and red, the text is in roman and italic type with bits of black-letter, and the margins have side- and shouldernotes. Leaves T3.4 are a cancel bifolium, as is apparently so in all copies. => There is a large woodcut on p. 166 of the seal of William the Conqueror. Provenance: Early 18th-century signatures in upper margin of title-page of James Worsley (probably of Pylewell Park, Hants.) and Peter La Neve (the Norroy King at Arms); later 18th-century ownership of Henry Whetonhall of Pecham in same margin. Late 17th-century speckled calf, abraded with scrapes; rebacked with new red spine label, new marbled endpapers. A waterstained copy and priced accordingly, the waterstaining being throughout and well across most pages, but typically not darker than "moderate"; complete, and with an interesting provenance.

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        Le Reveil de l'antique Tombeau de Chyndonax Prince des Vacies, Druydes, Celtiques, Diionnois. Avec les Ceremonies des anciennes Sepultures, briesvement & clairement raportées.

      A Paris Chez Jean Daumalle 1623 Petit in-4 de (16)-176-(19) pp., maroquin vert, dos orné à nerfs, triple filet doré sur les plats, tranches dorées (reliure du XVIIIe siècle). Edition à l'adresse de Paris donnant le nom de l'auteur. 2 planches dont 1 double dite du « tombeau et (de) l'urne » : armoiries de Roger de Bellegarde gravées à pleine page par Fr. Guenebauld, fils de l'auteur et une planche double (tombeau et urne) gravée par Nicolas Spirinx et quelques figures sur bois dans le texte. Médecin et antiquaire à Dijon, Jean Guénebaud découvrit vers 1600, dans une de ses vignes, un tombeau de pierre de forme ronde, haut de 30 centimètres et renfermant une urne en verre, qui excita vivement l'attention de Saumaise, Casaubon et de Thou. D'après une inscription grecque grossièrement sculptée, ce tombeau était celui d'un grand prêtre nommé Chindonax. Ce monument fut donné par son fils au cardinal de Richelieu, et servit par la suite d'abreuvoir dans la basse-cour d'un curé de village. Bel exemplaire dans une reliure de qualité. Des rousseurs. Brunet, IV, 1257 : « Cet ouvrage est assez curieux, mais on ne recherche que les exemplaires où se trouve la planche qui représente le tombeau et l'urne » ; Caillet, II, 4819 ; Dorbon, 5940.

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        Vocabolario degli Accademici della Crusca in questa seconda impressione da medesimi riveduto, e ampliato, con aggiunte di molte voci degli autori del buon secolo, e buona quantità di quelle dell'uso con tre indici delle voci, locuzioni, e proverbi Latini, e Greci, posti per entro l'Opera.

      Venise Iacopo Sarzina 1623 Grand in-4 (23 X 36 cm) exemplaire cousu mais reliure absente. 28 pp non chiffrées + 950 + 112 (locutions latines). Seconde édition rare de ce dictionnaire italien (la première datant de 1612). Elle contient une belle vignette de titre. Texte sur deux colonnes. (Une petite déchirure sans manque au dernier feuillet).

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        Civitas solis. Idea reipublicae philosophicae. [As appendix to third part in:] Realis philosophiae epilogisticae partes quatuor, Hoc est de Rerum Natura, Hominum Moribus, Politica, (cui Civitas Solis iuncta est) & Oeconomica. Cum adnotationibus physiologici. A Thobia Adami nunc primum editae. Quibus accedent quaestionum partes totidem eiusdem Campanellae. Contra omnes sectas veteres, nouasque, ad naturalem ac christianam philosophiam .

      - Kl.-4to (215 x 165 mm). Titel innerhalb gestochener Schmuckbordüre. [40], 508 S. Pergamentband d. Z. Frankfurt am Main, (Egenolff Emmel für) Gottfried Tambach, 1623. Editio princeps von Der Sonnenstaat (La città del Sole), eine der einflussreichsten neolateinischen Utopien, von grosser Seltenheit. Mit selbständigem Titel 'Civitas solis' erschien der Text als Appendix zum dritten Teil des Kompendiums Realis philosophiae epilogisticae partes quatuor, worin Campanella die Physik sowie den aristotelischen Kanon der praktischen Philosophie (Ethik, Politik, Oekonomik) behandelt. Das Werk wurde in der Gefangenschaft auf Italienisch verfasst und im Gefolge mehrfach überarbeitet. Nach dem Scheitern der neapolitanischen Revolte (1602) gelangte eine vom Verasser ins gelehrtere Latein übersetzte Handschrift zwischen 1611 und 1613 durch Tobias Adami nach Deutschland, wo sie schliesslich 1623 in Frankfurt in Druck ging. Campanellas Sonnenstaat oder Idee einer philosophischen Republik ist in seiner politischen Ausrichtung weder republikanisch, monarchisch noch aristokratisch, da die weltliche und geistliche Macht des Staatsoberhaupts 'Sol' (des Princeps magnus), keiner Kontrolle unterworfen und nicht erblich, sondern 'nur' ein Wahlamt ist. Den irgendwo im fernen Indischen Ozean auf einer Insel angesiedelten Idealstaat kennzeichnen eine deistische Staatsreligion, eine theokratische Verfassung, Agrarkommunismus, Gleichheit der Bürger, Kollektivbesitz, Weiber- und Kindergemeinschaft, Er ähnelt damit "in mancher Hinsicht einem gewaltigen Kloster" (H.-G. Funke in Vosskamp). Das in der Tradition von Platons Politeia und Thomas Mores Utopia verfasste Werk ist dasjenige von Campanellas Büchern, das bis heute am stärksten nachwirkt. Valentin Andreae, der das Manuskript von Campanellas Civitas solis bereits um 1617 einsehen konnte, verdankt der Schrift des Dominikanermönchs den Aufbau seines eigenen konstruktiven utopischen Werks, das er 1619 als Reipublicae Christianopolitanae descriptio in Strassburg herausgab. Nachahmung fand La Città del Sole auch in realen Projekten wie dem während 160 Jahren funktionierenden politischen und sozialen System der Jesuiten-Reduktionen im südamerikanischen Paraguay. - Komplettes Exemplar mit dem nahezu in allen Exemplaren immer fehlenden Erratablatt. - Mit sehr kleinem gekröntem Monogrammstempel im Fusssteg des Titels, kleiner Stempel auf Vorsatz verso. - Vereinzelte minimale Stockflecken und geringfügige Bräunung, ein sehr gutes und breitrandiges Exemplar im zeitgenössischen Pergamenteinband dieser Rarität. Firpo 8a-i; Ders., Il supplizio di T. Campanella (1985), 35f.; Gibson/Patrick 650; Mattei, Le edizioni della Città del sole, in: Studi Campanelliani (1934), 83f.; Negley 181; Canone/Ernst, T. Campanella. L'iconografia, le opere e la fortuna della Città del Sole (2001), S. 50, Nr. 1 (Civitas Solis) und S. 35, Nr. 6 (Realis philosophiae). Of utmost rarity, editio princeps of Campanella's utopian classic City of the Sun. Originally written in 1602 in Italian, Campanella was advised that his work would reach more readers if published in the scholarly Latin. Written in the tradition of Plato's 'Politeia' and Thomas More's 'Utopia' the book takes the theory of political dialogue between Sir Hospitaller, grand master of a coterie of knights, and an unnamed Genoese seaman who reports his voyage to a distant utopia south of the equator and his three-day sojourn in the hilled metropolis Sun City. In 1612/1613 a manuscript copy of Campanella's Latin version was brought to Tübingen in Germany by the author's disciple Tobias Adami (1581-1643) who had it finally printed by Egenolff Emmel at Frankfurt in 1623. Although fifteen manuscript copies of the Italian version are known to exist today, most of the early translations into French, English and other languages were made from the present Latin text. The Italian version was printed as La Città del Sole only in 1836 by Giuseppe Ruggia in Lugano. In his preface, Adami engaged th [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sardinia

      1623. Carta geografica tratta dal rarissimo "Anfiteatro d'Europa" edito a Venezia nel 1623. Il libro, scritto con testo di Giovanni Doglioni, fu pubbicato dall'editore veneziano Giacomo Sarzina. Illustrato da una carta del mondo e 33 carte dell'Europa ne testo. Stranamente le mappe sono riprese da quelle che illustrano l'Epitome di Ortelius incise da Philip Galle e non da quelle dell'edizione piarat dlela stessa opera pubblictaa a Brescia da Pietro Marchetti. Si tratta pertanto di nuove lastre, che presentano picocle differenze rispetto a quelle del Marchetti, alle quali ad un primo esame assomigliano. L'opera non fu mai ristampata ed è pertanto rara. Incisione in rame, inserita nella pagina di testo descrittivo alla carta, fori di tarlo, per il ersto in buono stato di conservazione. Map from the very rare "Anfiteatro d'Europa" published in Venice in 1623. The book was written by Giovanni Doglioni and it was published by the Venetian Giacomo Sarzina. Together with the text there are one world map and 33 maps of Europe. Oddly enough, these maps were realized after those shown in Ortelius Epitome, engraved by Philip Galle, and not after the pirate edition published by Pietro Marchetti in Venice. These are therefore new plates, presenting minor differences with those of Marchetti. The work has never been reissued and is quite rare. Copper engraving, included in the text page which described the map, wormholes, otherwise in good condition. Venezia Venice G. L. King, Miniature Antique Maps, p. 106. 110 80

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        Historia General de España.

      Madrid, Luis Sanchez, 1623 & Madrid, Juan de la Cuesta, 1616. - MARIANA, Juan de. Historia General de España. Madrid, Luis Sanchez, 1623 & Madrid, Juan de la Cuesta, 1616.2 volumes in small folio. [121]f + 768p; 179 + [1 blank]p. Text in 2 columns. Woodcut arms of Spain on titles; first title in red and black. Contemporary limp vellum, marbled edges; worn. Early impressions of the author's Spanish version of his great history of Iberia up to the year 1516, modelled on Livy and Tacitus ('Historiae de rebus hispaniae', first published: Toledo, 1592). This Spanish translation, revised and enlarged from the original Latin, has long been considered a Spanish literary classic. The edition of 1623 served as the basis for the Royal Academy edition of 1780. Juan de Mariana (1535-1624), a Jesuit since 1554, studied at Alcala, taught theology in Rome, Paris, and Palermo, and devoted his later years to historical studies in Toledo. Volume I comprises a detailed account of the gradual reconquest of Spain from the Arabs, and includes chapters on Raymund Lull (pp722-24), and the suppression of the Order of the Knights Templar (pp737-40); volume II treats the wars between the Christian successor states, the Aragonese conquest of Naples, and the fall of Granada (pp493-98); it includes chapters on the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1488 (pp498-501), the discovery of America (pp502-6), and the Portuguese navigations and conquest of the East Indies by Vasco da Gama (pp528-37). Top margins shaved by binder, first quire of volume I with light marginal waterstaining; isolated worming in tailend margins of first quires of volume II, some staining in blank margins, occasional light browning, but generally a reasonably sound set. Vol.I: Alden & Landis 623/71; Backer V, 549; Palau 151669 (wrong collation); Sabin 44546 (note); vol.II: not in Palau, who lists a variant issue with a different collation (151668). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Les Oeuvres de Pierre de Ronsard, Gentilhomme Vandosmois Prince des Poetes François, Reveues et augmentées et illustrées de commentaires et remarques.

      A Paris chez Nicolas Buon 1623 2 vol. in-folio de (18)-1758 pp. (mal chiffrées 1728), 1 feuillet pour le titre de la seconde partie, 1 feuillet non paginé entre les pages 1230 et 1231 (portrait du duc d'Epernon), et (12) pp. de tables, vélin dur, dos à nerfs, filets à froid d'encadrement sur les plats, large motif au centre (reliure de l'époque). Un titre-frontispice gravé par Léonard Gaultier, ayant déjà servi pour l'édition de 1609, mais modifié pour celle-ci, un petit portrait de Muret gravé sur bois, et 11 portraits gravés en taille douce par Claude Mellan, Piquet, Thomas de Leu. Le titre du second volume est orné d'une belle marque de Nicolas Buon gravée par L. Gaultier en 1616. Edition la plus complète des Oeuvres du poète. Elle renferme, indépendamment de presque tout ce que renferment les précedentes plusieurs morceaux en prose qui avaient été omis dans les précédentes éditions, des remarques de Marcassus sur quelques pièces du second livre des Amours, La Franciade, sur Le Bocage royal, Les Elégies, Les Eclogues et Les Poëmes, et d'autres sur, par le poète Claude Garnier, exécuteur testamentaire de Ronsard. « Voici sans doute la plus imposante des éditions posthumes, préparée par Philippe Galand, neveu de Jean, qui succéda à son oncle comme principal du collège de Boncourt et exécuteur testamentaire de Ronsard (...) C'est en même temps un manifeste : celui des collèges et de l'humanisme érudit auquel appartiennent les éditeurs et les commentateurs ; le portrait de Richelet apparaît au reste en bonne place quelques pages après celui de Ronsard lui-même » (Daniel Ménager). Bon exemplaire dans sa première reliure, grand de marges. Des rousseurs et quelques piqures, pâles mouillures marginales à la fin du tome II. Brunet IV, 1376 ; De Backer, 402 ; Tchemerzine-Scheler, V, 491.

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        Thesauri Consiliorum Et Decisionum (Volumes II, III and Appendix)

      Hamburg, Germany: Hans Mofen. Good. 1623. First Edition. Hardcover. A scarce Lutheran text in Latin and German. White vellum binding is soiled with pieces missing at spine joints, with a handwritten title on the spine. Bumped and rubbed edges and corners. Soil on edges and dampstains on many pages, including the red and black ink title page. Foxing and offsetting throughout, with a few dog-ears. Binding tight. Previous owner's name on first free endpaper. Separately paginated: [16], 505, [6], 545, [36], 288, 60, [12]. Translated as Treatise on Cases of Conscience, this tome was intended as a lay guide for Lutheran pastors on the legal and moral standing of everyday cases. Here you can find the answers to questions such as what animals witches ride and whether you can marry your godchild. There is an extensive discussion of the content in the book Counsel and Conscience: Casuistry and Moral Reasoning after the Reformation by Benjamin T. G. Mayes (2011). A must-have handbook for seventeenth century Lutherans or anyone interested in their ethical guidance. ; 12 3/4" x 8" x 3 3/4" .

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        Cuba Insula. Hispaniola Insula.

      Hondius, Amsterdam 1623 - Carte originale, par Gerard Mercator (1512-1594), éditée chez Jodocus Hondius, en 1623, parue dans "Gerardi Mercatoris- Atlas sive Cosmographicae de Fabrica Mundi et Fabricati Figura". Texte en latin au dos. La carte, en couleurs, représente Cuba et St Domingue, ainsi que la Jamaique, Porto-Rico et Margarita, avec la Havane en encart. Dimensions avec les marges: 44 x 54,5 cm; sans les marges: 35,5 x 49,5 cm (ref Koeman Vol 1). Size: In Folio

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        The historie of Great Britaine under the conquests of the Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans. Their originals, manners, habits, warres, coines, and seales: with the successions, lives, acts, and issues of the English monarchs...

      London: Printed by John Beale, for George Humble, 1623. Folio. [par.] (-[par.]1) A B-2H 2I 2K-4S 4T 4V-4Y , 4y , 4Z , 4z ; 4z ; 5A-5T 5V . (Collated complete against ESTC S121976.) Old speckled calf, upper and lower covers pannelled in gilt and blind, gilt fleurons at corners, gilt supra libros lettered “T D”, gilt ruled backstrip with six raised bands, stamped with date at foot and with label ruled and lettered in gilt. Moderate wear with some loss of calf at corners and backstrip ends, joints cracked but holding firm; small library stamp on front free endpaper, title, and dedication; first and last signatures edgeworn; old paper restoration of lower margin of D5 (bordering rule inked in, no words lost); 1”-3” closed tears to three other leaves; old, faded water stain to top margin of 3D1 to 4A1 and to final few pages of index. Bookplate of Pacific School of Religion, partially covering the armorial bookplate of William Bentall. Second edition revised and enlarged. Speed’s account of Great Britain from the time of the ancient Britons to the reign of Queen Elizabeth was first published in 1612 with the accompanying atlas volume The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine. Though revered more for his cartography, this work has been cited by generations of later scholars, particularly useful for its numerous woodcuts of coins and seals, engravings of royal genealogies, as well as lists of the early heads of religious houses, colleges and hospitals. He likely drew on earlier works now lost and was assisted in his research by friends from the original Society of Antiquaries including William Camden, Robert Cotton, and William Smith. A complete and sound copy in an early binding. ESTC S121976. STC (2nd ed.), 23046.3.

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        Iris Tuberosa, flore atropurpurascente.

      1623-27, Paris 1623 - Copper engraving, later hand colored. In excellent condition.

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        Les Oeuvres

      Chez Nicolas Buon, 1623. - Chez Nicolas Buon, à Paris 1623, in-folio (24,5x36,5cm), (18) 876pp. et (2) 875-1728p. (12), 2 volumes reliés. - Edizione collettiva Quattordicesima. "Questa edizione, i migliori e più complete edizioni antiche di Ronsard, è riccamente illustrato con incisioni." Seymour Ricci (edizioni originali di Ronsard). Un superbo frontespizio titolo Leonard Gaultier, già utilizzato per l'edizione collettiva del 1609 qui nel secondo stato; un piccolo ritratto di legno Muret in un medaglione, un medaglione di Richelieu mezza pagina ritratti di Ronsard e Cassandre mezza pagina incise da Melland, ritratto) in una mezza pagina Enrico II medaglione Carlo, Francesco, duca d'Angiò, Enrico, duca di Guisa, Anne de Joyeuse, Mary Stuart, Duca di Epernon, Francesco II e Caterina de 'Medici, il tutto incisa da Thomas leu. Fogli 99-105 dorate. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Quatorzième édition collective. « Cette édition, la plus belle et la plus complète des éditions anciennes de Ronsard, est richement illustrée de gravures sur cuivre » (Seymour de Ricci, Éditions originales de Ronsard). Un superbe titre-frontispice de Léonard Gaultier, déjà utilisé pour l'édition collective de 1609, ici en deuxième état ; un petit portrait de Muret sur bois dans un médaillon, un portrait de Richelieu en médaillon à mi-page, les portraits de Ronsard et de Cassandre à mi-page gravés par Melland, les portraits à mi-page dans un médaillon de Henri II, Charles IX, François, Duc d'Anjou, Henri, Duc de Guise, Anne de Joyeuse, Marie Stuart, le Duc d'Espernon, François II et Catherine de Médicis, le tout gravé par Thomas de leu. Une figure sur le titre du second volume par Léonard Gaultier. Texte en italiques, hormis les commentaires. Chaque œuvre possède un faux-titre.   Reliures en pleine basane brune d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de six fleurons. Titre doré. Double filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Cuir fendu sur le caisson de titre et le suivant. Exemplaire finement restauré aux coiffes, mors et coins (quasi invisible). Environ quarante feuillets brunis au tome premier. Tome second : feuillet de titre et une trentaine de feuillets brunis, traces de mouillures claires et rousseurs sur les premiers feuillets. Le dernier feuillet du premier volume se retrouve au début du second volume (feuillet de taux-titre des élégies). Feuillets 1515, 1517, 1519 avec coin droit replié.    La meilleure édition collective ancienne des œuvres de l'auteur, et sans conteste la plus belle. La poésie de Ronsard connaîtra un long purgatoire avant sa célébration et sa redécouverte par les Romantiques. Ronsard sera honni dès le XVIIème siècle par le chef de file du classicisme, Malherbe, et le XVIIIème ne lui rendra pas non plus hommage. La France devra attendre l'édition de Prosper Blanchemain de 1857 à 1867 pour connaître le « Prince des poètes ». 

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        Le messager de Fontainebleau. Avec les nouvelles et les paquets de la cour

      S.n, 1623. - S.n., S.l. [Paris] 1623, petit in 8 (15x10cm), 16pp., Un Vol. broché. - Prima edizione molto rara. Assenti i cataloghi francesi, inglesi e catalogo Hollis della biblioteca di Harvard. Brossura, coperto con un foglio nel suo vecchio serbatoio, XVII e XVIII. Pamphleteer e satirico scrivere su pensionamento di Luigi XIII a Fontainebleau e la situazione politica all'interno e fuori della Francia con la Spagna. Richelieu sarà chiamato dopo un anno nel 1624. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale très rare. Absent aux catalogues français, anglais et au Hollis catalogue de la bibliothèque d'Harvard. Broché, recouvert d'un papier à la cuve ancien, XVIIe ou XVIIIe. Ecrit pamphlétaire et satirique sur la retraite du roi Louis XIII à fontainebleau et sur la situation politique de la France intérieure et extérieure avec l'Espagne. Richelieu ne sera nommé qu'un an après en 1624.

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        Der Geistlichen Rath zu weltlichen Sachen: Das ist, Der Jesuiten Consilium vnd Vorschlag, welcher gestalt das gantze Teutschland wider zur Römischen Kirchen zubringen.

      S.n, 1623. - S.n., S.l. 1623, pet. in - 4 (18,5x14,5cm), 7 f., relié. - First Edition. Mezza Vellum scoreggia. angoli XIX. Parte del titolo di pelle di pecora rossa. Attrito. Copia rosolato. Il libro illustra come i gesuiti hanno radunare tutta la Germania alla fede cattolica, e quali azioni si prenderà contro l'eresia protestante. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi vélin à petits coins XIXe. Pièce de titre basane rouge. Frottements. Exemplaire bruni. L'ouvrage traite de comment les Jésuites comptent rallier toute l'Allemagne à la foi catholique, et quel combat ils devront mener contre l'hérésie protestante.

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        L’antica Arpino... opera... divisa in libri sei ne’ quali... si narrano i più celebri fatti di C. Mario, di M. Tullio Cicer.ne e d’altri Arpinati che fiorirono nella Rom.na Repub.

      per Constantino Vitale 1623 4to (cm. 20,5), 16 cc.nn., 244 pp. con frontespizio interamente inciso, testo riquadrato e due pp. figurate. Legatura coeva in pergamena floscia (allentata con alcune macchie e una piccola mancanza al piatto posteriore). Titolo in grandi caratteri gotici manoscritto al ds. Percorsi di tarlo che tuttavia non danneggiano il testo. Esemplare con errori di impaginazione dell’indice. Edizione originale. Opera particolarmente rara: ICCU registra esemplari diversi tra loro e con una collazione differente dalla nostra. Br. Libr. I, p.240. Non in Ranghiasci, né in Lozzi. La Vinciana ha la seconda edizione del 1626, sempre stampata a Napoli.

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        The Tragedie of Julius Caesar, Hammersmith, The Doves Press (1913). 4to. 111 S. Orig.-Pergamentbd. mit Rückentitel. (Signiert The Doves Bindery).

      0 - Schöner Druck der Doves Press in 200 Exemplaren. Der Text folgt der Ausgabe des "First Folio" vom 1623. Durchgehend in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Tadelloses Exemplar.

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        Miscellany, 9 works bound in 1 vol

      The first work is a later edition, the rest all first editions. Printer's ornament on title-page, woodcut initials, borders of printer's ornaments at top and bottom margins. Small 8vo. Late seventeenth-century calf, paneled and tooled in blind, the spine in five compartments, old shelf label numbered 96 at head of spine; label frayed, corners bumped, lacking initial and terminal blanks, general soiling, staining, margins shaved close and fraying to right margin often costing headings and side-notes in part. The first work is a later edition, the rest all first editions. Printer's ornament on title-page, woodcut initials, borders of printer's ornaments at top and bottom margins. Small 8vo. "Like most writers, Taylor never achieved the recognition he thought his due. Having successfully constructed a comic persona as the rhyming waterman, it was an impossible challenge to be accepted as a serious poet. His achievement was none the less impressive. As a literary entrepreneur and showman he was far more prosperous in his heyday than most writers; few watermen or struggling poets were also subsidy men or had to pay ship money. Taylor pursued a successful literary career for over fifty years, demonstrating a remarkable range, facility, and inventiveness. He played a pioneering role in the development of nonsense verse, popular political journalism, and travel writing" (ODNB). This volume includes the following works: 1. [The Life and Death of ... the Virgin Mary]. London: G. E[eld] for J. T[rundle]., 1623. Borders of printer's ornaments at top and bottom margins; lacking A1,2, severe staining, soiling, and marginal fraying. (STC 23771) 2. A Memorial of all the English Monarchs, being in number 150. from Brute to King Iames. London: [N. Okes], 1622. Title within border of fourteen woodcut kingly portraits, woodcut headpieces and additional portraits throughout; soiling, fraying along outer margin and lower inside margin costing text in quire B and some side-notes throughout, large burn hole in B8 costing text in 8 lines and tear affecting 5 lines. (STC 23773) 3. A Shilling or, the TraVailes of Twelve-Pence. [London: E. Allde for H. Gosson, 1621]. Woodcut illustration on title-page, headpieces, initials, borders of printer's ornaments at top and bottom margins; right margins shaved close, impinging upon title illustration and side-notes in text. (STC 23793) 4. Taylor's Motto. [London: E. Allde for J. T[rundle] & H. G[osson], 1621]. Drop title on A4, borders of printer's ornaments at top and bottom margins; one side-note cropped, some dampstaining. (STC 23800) - Taylors Farewell, to the Tower-Bottles. Dort. [i.e., London: Augustine Mathewes], 1622. Printer's ornaments between rules on title-page; some staining, margins shaved close affecting side-notes. (STC 23797) - A Common Whore With all these Graces Grac'd. London: Printed [by E. Allde] for Henry Gosson, 1622. Woodcut ornament on title-page, top border of printer's ornaments, one floriated initial; imperfect: lacking A3-8 and quire B. (STC 23742) - An Arrant Thiefe, Whom Every Man May Trust: In Word and Deed ... With A Comparison betweene a Thiefe and a Booke. London: Printed by Edw. All-de, for Henry Gosson, 1622. Printer's ornaments between rules on title-page, woodcut initial and headpieces, borders of printer's ornaments; running heads and some side-notes shaved. With variant: "Panier-Alley" in imprint. (STC 23728) - The Great O'Toole. London: Printed [by E. Allde] for Henrey Gosson, 1622. Printer's ornaments on top and bottom margins of title-page, one woodcut headpiece, borders of printer's ornaments on top and bottom margins; lacks final blank.(STC 23762) - Sir Gregory Nonsence. His Newes from No Place. London: Printed [by N. Okes], 1700 [sic] (but 1622, see colophon). Printer's ornament on title-page, woodcut initials, borders of printer's ornaments at top and bottom margins; lacking initial and terminal blanks. (STC 23795). See Arthur Freeman, "Octavo Nonce Collections of John Taylor," in The Library 5.1 (1963): 51-57. Provenance: Taylor's Motto: ? Fitzwilliam (signature on blank A1 dated 1662) - William Vale (signature on blank A1 and numerous pen-trials on blank verso of terminal leaf, dated 1663). An Arrant Thiefe: Hannah, aged 17 (inscription on terminal blank dated 18 April 1777) - John Dal (signature on rear free endpaper) - Christie's London, 26 June 1991, lot 289. From the library of Robert S. Pirie with his bookplate

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        Le Jardin du Roy Tres Chrestien Loys XIII.

      Paris: Pierre Mariette, 1623. - Folio (13 2/8 x 9 inches). Etched architectural title-page with figures of Clusius and de L'Obel flanking a view of a formal garden with glass-houses beyond, engraved portrait of Vallet (lacks portrait of Robin) and 90 etched and engraved plates (upper right blank corner of most plates with discreet early repair). 19th-century vellum with gilt lettered red morocco lettering-piece on the spine. Second edition, with 17 additional engraved plates. According to Blunt this is the first important florilegium and "a work of great beauty." At the beginning of the 17th century Marie de' Medici's great passion for flowers and plants set the fashion for floral themes at the French court. Le Jardin du Roi is Pierre Vallet's hommage to the queen, executed in part to provide patterns for embroideries, and in part to document some of the exotic species bought back from Spain and the islands off the coast of Guinea by Jean Robin the younger. Vallet, born in Orlains about 1575, moved to Paris where he worked as an engraver. He was appointed to the court of Henri IV as brodeur ordinaire de Sa Majestee and, later, vallet de chambre du roy. As engraver he produced illustrations for 'Touffe de Fleurs' (1601), 'Aventures amoureuses de Thaeagaene et Chariclée' (1613) and 'La Symbole de Nices' (1642). In Paris he met Jean Robin, who directed the Royal Gardens of the Louvre for Henri III, Henri IV and Louis XIII. Tournefort refers to Robin as the most celebrated botanist of his time and Linnaeus named the locust tree (Robinia) after him. Vallet and Robin collaborated on several works, such as 'Catalogus Stirpium.quae Lutetiae coluntur' (1601) and 'Histoire des Plantes aromatiques' (1619), but their masterpiece is certainly 'Le Jardin du Roy'. The plates are all etched but most also include engraved highlights. Their naturalism, which set new standards for natural history illustration, together with the novel form of the title ensured that the work met with considerable success, so much so that it was widely copied and adapted: some of Vallet's plates were directly copied by Johann Theodor de Bry in 'Florilegium Novum' (1611), by Emanuel Sweert in 1612 and by Friderico Barbette in 'Florilegium Novum' (1641). Marie de Medici (1573-1642), daughter of the Grand Duke Francis I of Tuscany and the Archduchess Joan of Austria, married Henry IV of France in 1600. In 1610 Marie was crowned Queen of France and appointed regent, with a council of fifteen, while her husband prepared for war with Germany and Spain. A day after her coronation Henri IV was assassinated, and so Marie's regency on behalf of her young son Louis XIII, began in earnest. With the support of Rhichelieu she established her household at Blois. Marie's regency was marked by opulence: the construction and furnishing of the Palais du Luxembourg, which she referred to as her "Palais Médicis", formed her major artistic project during her regency. The site was purchased in 1612 and construction began in 1615, to designs of Salomon de Brosse. Her court painter was Peter Paul Rubens. Her physician in Italy was Elijah Montalto. And, by a constant struggle for power between the Catholics and Protestant factions. "After 1617, Maria de' Medici lived, with many vicissitudes, a life full of intrigue, which she sometimes carried to conspiracy. Escaping from Blois, 22 Feb., 1619, she made her way into Angoulême and obtained from Luynes the government of Anjou, which became a rallying-point for malcontents. The troops who supported her met those of the king at Les Ponts de Cé and were beaten (August, 1620). On the death of Luynes (15 December, 1621), she regained some of her influence; she caused Richelieu to be admitted to the council (1624), and was even entrusted with the regency during the war in Italy. But as Richelieu's hostility to Spain became more marked, she sought his dismissal. Allying herself with Gaston d'Orléans, she once — "the Day of the Dupes", 12 November, 1630 — thought herself successful [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ephemerides ad longitudinem almae urbis Romae. Ab anno MDCXXI usque ad MDCXL ex Prutenicis tabulis concinnè supputatae. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Venedig Sarzina 1623 - (22 x 16,5 cm). (8) 240 S., Sp. 241-256, S. 257-279; 282 nn. Bll. (inkl. 2 Bll. Index). Mit einigen Textholzschnitten. Flexibler Pergamentband der Zeit. Zweite Ausgabe, erstmals 1621 in Rom veröffentlicht. - Argoli (1570-1657), Professor der Mathematik in Padua und angeblich Wallensteins astrologischer Lehrer, stellte ein Gegensystem zum kopernikanischen Weltsystem auf, in welchem die unteren Planeten nach ägyptischer Lehre Trabanten der Sonne waren. - Für das Jahr 1629 durchgängig mit zeitgenössischen Einträgen. Titel mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk. Einband leicht fleckig. Vorsätze erneuert. Ohne die Schließbänder. Insgesamt wohlerhalten. - DSB 1, 244; Houzeau-Lancaster 15067

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        Peonia flore Ocranthemos simplex faemina.

      1623-27, Paris 1623 - Copper engraving, later hand colored. In excellent condition.

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        From the library of actor Charlton Heston: Original Leaves from the First Four Folios of the Plays of William Shakespeare, 1623, 1632, 1663, 1685 with an Introduction by Edwin Eliott Willoughby.

      London: Isaac Jaggard, Edward Blount and others, 1623. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. San Francisco: printed by the Grabhorn Press for David Magee, 1935. Folio (370 x 247 mm). [30] pp. With an original leaf from each of the four folios tipped in; and facsimiles of the titles of the four folios. The original leaves contained are: First Folio: Henry the Eighth, pp. 229-230; Second Folio: Henry the Eighth, pp. 213-214; Third Folio: Richard the Third, pp 203-204; Fourth Folio: Richard the Third, pp. 195-196. Red morocco and marbled paper over boards, spine lettered in gilt. One of 65 copies (this one unnumbered) issued on Whatman paper. The text bright and clean, the original folio leaves little browned with light occasional spotting. Provenance: Amercian actor Charlton Heston* (1923-2008). A fine copy with excellent leaves of one of the most desirable leaf books. * Charlton Heston played Shakespeare's tragedies and historical dramas on stage and in movies on several occasions. He teamed up with David Bradley in the late 1940s to produce the first sound version of William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar", in which he played Mark Antony. In 1948, Heston was offered a supporting role in a Broadway revival of "Antony and Cleopatra", starring Katharine Cornell. Later in 1972, he directed the movie "Antony and Cleopatra" where he played Mark Antony again. His most frequent stage roles included the title role in Macbeth. Regarding the original leaves of the historic plays "Richard III" and "Henry VIII" from Shakespeare's Folios contained in this copy, it must be mentioned that Heston played Sir Thomas More in "A Man for All Seasons" in several regional productions in the 1970s and 1980s. He regarded "A Man for All Seasons" as the best play of the 20th century and called it the most rewarding experience - apart from Shakespeare - that he'd ever had on the stage (Charlton Heston, Actor's Life, p. 230). Interesting association copy from the library of actor Charlton Heston

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        REGRA DO NOSSO GLORIOSO PADRE S. BENTO

      - Abbade, Confessor, & Patriarcha de todas as Religiões. Dada aos Freyres da Ordem de nosso Senhor Jesu Christo, & traduzida de latim em Portugues, na forma que primeiro foy approuada, & confirmada pellos Summos Pontifices, quando a mesma ordem se reformou. Agora nouamente impressa, por mandado de nosso Reuerendissimo Padre Dom Prior, & Gèral da mesma Ordem de Christo, Frey Andre Pacheco. [Xilogravura, Cruz da Ordem de Cristo]. Em Lisboa. Por Pedro Crasbeeck Impressor del Rey. Anno de 1623. In 4º de 19x14 cm. Com (xii)-56 fólios. (realmente 54, pois a numeração salta de 22 para 25. Encadernação da época inteira de pele, com ferros decorativos rolados a seco em esquadrias nas pastas. Corte das folhas carminado. Letras capitais xilogravadas, tarjectas decorativas no início de capítulos e florões de remate. Texto impresso com tipos redondo e itálico. Exemplar apresenta algum trabalhos de traça marginais junto ao festo. As folhas preliminares incluem: Censura de Frei Gregório Taveira, licenças, dedicatória de Frei Isidoro de Barreira ao padre Mestre Frei Andre Pacheco, Dom prior do Convento de Tomar e Geral da Ordem de Cristo, carta de Frei Isidoro Barreira a toda a sagrada religião e feires da ordem de cristo, um indíce de matérias e outro de lugares da divina escritura que enriquecem muito a obra. Primeira edição da tradução em língua portuguesa da Ordem de Cristo, atribuída por Inocêncio a Frei Isidro de Barreira. Azevedo Samodães (318) apenas refere a segunda edição. INOCÊNCIO III, 235: 'FR. ISIDORO DE BARREIRA, Freire conventual da Ordem de Christo, cujo instituto professou no convento de Thomar em 1606, e aí faleceu em 1634, conforme Barbosa, ou em 1648, segundo outros. Tambem há discrepancia ácerca da sua naturalidade, porque uns o dão nascido em Lisboa, e outros o fazem natural da villa do seu appelido, distante três léguas de Tomar. 159) (C) Regra do nosso glorioso padre S. Bento. dada aos freires da ordem de N. S. Jesu Christo, e traduzida de latim em portuguez, na fórma que primeiro foi approvada e confirmada pelos Summos Pontifices. Lisboa, por Pedro Craesbeeck 1623. 4.º de XII-56 pag. Não traz no frontispicio o nome do traducto'. Location/localizacao: 3-A4-A-8*

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        Russia cum confinijs

      Amsterdam: Hondius 1623 - Amsterdam: Hondius, 1623. Engraing 35x47.5 cm (inset Russiae pars Amplificata 12x14.5 cm). Old color. Old manuscript note at the bottom margin left. Some foxing to margins but overall very nice copy of Mercator maps of Russia. Koeman 1800:1A,105

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        From the library of actor Charlton Heston: Original Leaves from the First Four Folios of the Plays of William Shakespeare, 1623, 1632, 1663, 1685 with an Introduction by Edwin Eliott Willoughby.

      Isaac Jaggard, Edward Blount and others, London 1623 - San Francisco: printed by the Grabhorn Press for David Magee, 1935. Folio (370 x 247 mm). [30] pp. With an original leaf from each of the four folios tipped in; and facsimiles of the titles of the four folios. The original leaves contained are: First Folio: Henry the Eighth, pp. 229-230; Second Folio: Henry the Eighth, pp. 213-214; Third Folio: Richard the Third, pp 203-204; Fourth Folio: Richard the Third, pp. 195-196. Red morocco and marbled paper over boards, spine lettered in gilt. One of 65 copies (this one unnumbered) issued on Whatman paper. The text bright and clean, the original folio leaves little browned with light occasional spotting. Provenance: Amercian actor Charlton Heston* (1923-2008). A fine copy with excellent leaves of one of the most desirable leaf books. * Charlton Heston played Shakespeare's tragedies and historical dramas on stage and in movies on several occasions. He teamed up with David Bradley in the late 1940s to produce the first sound version of William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar", in which he played Mark Antony. In 1948, Heston was offered a supporting role in a Broadway revival of "Antony and Cleopatra", starring Katharine Cornell. Later in 1972, he directed the movie "Antony and Cleopatra" where he played Mark Antony again. His most frequent stage roles included the title role in Macbeth. Regarding the original leaves of the historic plays "Richard III" and "Henry VIII" from Shakespeare's Folios contained in this copy, it must be mentioned that Heston played Sir Thomas More in "A Man for All Seasons" in several regional productions in the 1970s and 1980s. He regarded "A Man for All Seasons" as the best play of the 20th century and called it the most rewarding experience - apart from Shakespeare - that he¿d ever had on the stage (Charlton Heston, Actor¿s Life, p. 230). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oile of Scorpions. The Miseries of these times turned into medicines and curing themselves.

      London, Printed by W. Stansby for John Parker, and are to be sold at his shop in Pauls Church-yard at the signe of the three Pigeons, 1623. - 1. editionl. 13,5x8 cm. Title, 6 sheet The Epistle, 317 p. Vellum-bound, bronzy. Spine below with tears. Vellum weavy. Laces missing. - Pergament, Rücken eingerissen. Pergament etwas gewellt. Ohne Bindebänder. Inside easily bronzy. Titlepage and page 311 with inscriptions by hand at the margin. Titlepage with small loss of paper without loss of text at the bottom. Starting with page 311 there is some loss of paper at the inner, bottom side of the binding, sometimes with small loss of text. Maybe because of water damage. - Innen wenig gebräunt. Titels. und S. 311 m. handschr. Randeinträgen m. Tinte. Titels. mit Fehlstelle unten, ohne Textverlust. Ab S. 311 haben sich auf der unteren inneren S. Fehlstellen teilw. m. etwas Textverlust ergeben. Vermutlich durch Wasserschaden. Francis Rous, Puritaner (1579-1659) studierte in Oxford, Leiden und Middle Temple Jura. Später Theologie. Rous war eigentlich Anhänger der Presbyter, sofern sie wahrhaftig und friedlich waren, aber der Autoritarismus der Schottischen Kirche widerlief seinem Toleranzgedanken. Dies brachte ihn zu den Independents und er unterstützte Cromwelll und Lord des Parlaments von 1657. Obwohl Laie, war Rous einer d. gelesenen Theologen, er vertrat moderaterweise seine Ideen, Demut und Toleranz waren ihm wichtig. Die mystische Konzeption der Bibel stellte er in anonyme römisch-katholische Schrift (Catholicke Charity). Rom wirft er vor, nicht barmherzig zu sein gegen die Protestanten und daher nicht katholisch. Verschiedentlich vertrat er auch die Lehre der Prädestination (Truth of three things, Testis veritatis) und immer wieder taucht die Idee der geistlich-mystischen Heirat mit Jesus auf. In diesem Werk (Oil of Scorpions) geht Francis Rous auf die (Seele) "krank machende" Lebensweise der Menschen ein und erteilt Ratschläge (Medizin) wie man dieses Übel abwenden kann.

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        "Missale Romanvm, ex decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restitutum Pii V. Pont. Max. iussu editum, et Clementis VIII. auctoritate recognitum..."

      Antverpiae: "ex Officina Plantiniana, apud Balthasarem & Viduam Ionnis Moreti, & Io. Meursium". 1623. "Foio, pp. [64], 616, cix, [5]; engraved vignette title page depicting the Last Supper, 8 double-page spreads incorporating a full-page engraving and elaborate engraved historiated border surrounding the text on the opposite page; printed in red and black throughout, musical notation throughout; a very handsomely produced folio missal by the Plantin Press, bound in 19th- century speckled calf, blindstamped borders on covers, gilt-paneled spine in 6 compartments, gilt-lettered in 2; joints starting, some rubbing and wear at the edges, but on the whole, very good and sound with a very clean textblock. A reprint of the edition of 1620. Only one copy of this edition in OCLC, in The Netherlands, as of 3/16."

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

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

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        Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio

      Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius, 1623. unbound. Map. Engraving. Image measures 14.5" x 15.5". This fine antique map is the first printed map dedicated to the Arctic Circle and the North Polar regions. Derived from an inset of the Arctic regions in Mercator's great 1569 world map, where he first introduced his revolutionary projection, here the scope is extended to the latitude of 60 degrees to enable the depictions of the Frobisher and Davis' attempts to search for the North West and North East Passages.<br><br>California curiously appears north of the Strait of Anian and is labeled as Spanish Territory. Across from Anian on the Asian coast, Mercator labels the land of Gog. This most likely references the regions of Gog and Magog appearing in the Hebrew Bible or to the legend of horse-riding barbarians from near the Don River and the Sea of Azov, locked up by Alexander the Great behind gates surrounded by the 'Caspian' or the Caucasus Mountains.<br><br>Perhaps the most intriguing feature here is the mapping of the North Pole. Since no explorers at this time had made it anywhere near the North Pole, Mercator based his depiction on the legend that a large rock (the Rupes Nigra) stood at the pole in the center of a whirlpool known as Polynya, or Open Polar Sea. Mercator is believed to be referencing the Inventio Fortunata, the lost book dating from the 14th century which describes the North Pole as a magnetic island surrounded by a giant whirlpool and four continents. The continents are separated by rivers through which warm water from the surrounding oceans flowed. Although Mercator also includes another magnetic rock just north of the Strait of Anian which he labels as the magnetic pole, indicating that given the magnetic variation, Mercator himself did not believe the north pole to be the magnetic pole.<br><br> In addition, as one text annotation describes, one of the four islands was believed to be inhabited by pygmies. References to this can also be found in the Inventio Fortunata as the people that the author encountered. This could also be referring to the Skraeling (the name considered by some to be the direct Old Norse translation of the Latin word Pygmaei), the indigenous people of Greenland and North America whose men left the land to hunt in groups, leaving the females behind.<br><br>Another interesting feature is the phantom island of Frisland appearing between Greenland and Iceland. The island might have originally been a reference to Iceland until the 1558 Zeno map noted it as a separate island. The island continued to appear in several maps through the 1660s.<br><br>Following Mercator's death in 1594, it was left to his son Rumold to publish the first state of this map in 1595. This is the second state of the map published in 1623 by Jodocus Hondius. To account for the recent discoveries, particularly in Nova Zembla and Spitsbergen, Hondius, who acquired the plates in 1606, updated the the plates. He erased the coastline of the islands with the 'Pygmie', added Nieulant, Willoughbes Land and Macsin and made Nova Zembla one single island but with an incomplete coast.<br><br>In addition to the central hemisphere containing the Arctic, there are four roundels in the corners: one with the title, and the other three with maps of the Faeroe Isles, the Shetland Isles, and the non-existent island of Friesland. It is in good condition with overall toning. Centerfold exhibits minor wear and verso repair near the bottom margin, not affecting the image. Minor foxing, especially near the inset of Frisland in the top left. Latin text on verso.<br><br>Gerardum Mercator (1512-1594) was an accomplished mathematician, cartographer, globe maker and engraver but is best known for the Mercator Projection. Incorporating the newly accepted fact that the world is round, Mercator was able to render longitude lines consistently straight on a chart. Although this requires some distortion, it was of great use for navigators, and is historically important, as it is still the most commonly used projection today. Although their partnership was only indirect, Mercator and Hondius are one of the most significant pairs in the history of mapmaking. (Burden 88, confirmed by Burden.)

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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau mit Beschießung der Pfaffenmütz i.J. 1623.

      - Kupferstich v. Abraham Hogenberg aus Fama Austriaca b. Enß, 1627, 25 x 28,5 Vgl. Hellwig 449; Brodesser 15. - Zeigt die Insel Pfaffenmütz im Rhein sowie die Mündung der Sieg in den Rhein. - Im Vordergrund Stadtansicht von Grau-Rheindorf. - Am oberen linken Rand Stadtansicht von Troisdorf-Bergheim. (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        (Übers.) Liber commentarius in Salvianum Massiliensem ad Universitate atque academias Germaniae. Cui accesserunt notae Johannis Weizii, Tobiae Adami, Theodori Sitzmani et Johannis Alexandri Brassicani.

      Nürnberg (Sumptibus Halbmayerianis), 1623. Editio secunda. Titelblatt, (14), 619, (60) S.; Titelblatt, 95 ungezählte Blätter mit sehr zahlreichem teils figürlichem gestochenem Buchschmuck. Prgt der Zeit. vorderes Gelenk offen, wenige Seiten mit unwesentlichen randläsuren, sonst ganz vorzüglich erhalten. Vorgebunden sind: Salviani Massiliensis Opera: Ad Ludovicum XIII. (12 Bl.), Vita Cunradi Rittershusii (11 Bl.), Vita Salviani (11 Bl.), 19 Bl. Vorwort, Salviani: Episcopi Libri. DE Gubernatione Dei (339 S.), 27 Bl. Bücherindex, Providentia Dei (13 Bl.), Salviani operum Tomus alter in quo sunt libri quaruor adversus avaritiam. Ad illustrissimum Principem Philippum II. Stetini Pomeraniae Ducem. (170 S.), 28 Bl. Bücherindex.Salvian zählt zu den bedeutenden Schriftstellern der Völkerwanderungszeit. Seine Berichte geben ein anschauliches Bild des Machtwechsels von der römischen zur fränkischen Herrschaft an Rhein und Mosel im 5. Jahrhundert nach Christus. Salvian wurde um das Jahr 400 nach Christus wahrscheinlich in Trier, vielleicht aber auch in Köln geboren. Er entstammte der romanischen Oberschicht, erhielt eine umfassende Ausbildung und fühlte sich bereits in jungen Jahren zu einem asketischen, nur Gott geweihten Leben berufen. So trennte er sich nach nur kurzer Ehe von seiner Ehefrau und seiner Tochter, denen er aber zeitlebens eng verbunden blieb. Seine Lebenszeit verläuft parallel zum endgültigen Niedergang der römischen Macht und dem Ende der Herrschaft der Römer am Rhein, was ihn zum Zeitzeugen eines einschneidenden politischen Wendepunkts macht. Er verließ seine durch die Germanengefahr bedrohte Heimat und ließ sich in dem Inselkloster Lerinum (heute Lerins, nahe Cannes) nieder, wo er erschüttert durch die Umwälzungen seiner Zeit mahnende theologische Werke zu verfassen begann. Sein wichtigstes Buch ist „De gubernatione dei\", das sich mit den Zeitereignissen unter theologischem Blickwinkel auseinandersetzt. In diesem Werk wird die scheinbare Ungerechtigkeit des Erfolgs der un- beziehungsweise fehlgläubigen Barbaren über die christlichen Römer mit der größeren Sittenstrenge der Ersteren und der moralischen Verderbtheit der Letzteren begründet.nach obenBesonders wichtig im regionalgeschichtlichen Zusammenhang sind dabei die Erwähnung der Städte Mainz und Trier, die als zerstört beschrieben werden, und der Stadt Köln, die „ voll von Feinden\" sei. Da im Zusammenhang mit Köln von Zerstörung ausdrücklich keine Rede ist, dürfte dies ein Hinweis darauf sein, dass dort der Übergang von der römischen zur fränkischen Herrschaft weitgehend gewaltfrei verlaufen war. Auf Trier wird in diesem Werk noch weitere Male verwiesen. Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau mit Belagerung i.J. 1623.

      - Kupferstich aus Östreichischer Lorbeerkrantz b. Nicolaus Bellus (Michael Caspar Lundorp) in Frankfurt, 1625, 22,5 x 31 (WP 184) (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        The Life of Henry the Fift (single leaf, First Folio)

      Original leaf from the Shakespeare First Folio. The Life of Henry the Fift.This is an original leaf salvaged from a derelict copy of the First Folio, printed in London in 1623. It has been estimated that there exist but 232 copies (of some 750 printed) of the First Folio, many incomplete. Wickipedia has a very good, brief history of the First Folio and I highly recommend it as a good overview if you are not already familiar with the book. I have been an antiquarian book dealer since about 1975 and although I have had material (including complete plays) from the Fourth Folio I have never, until now, had any material from the First Folio or the Second Folio. I know of no other leaves from these folios that are in dealer inventories (except the few that some dealers have bought from me). The collection of leaves I acquired was assembled in 1901/02. This may be a unique opportunity to acquire a leaf from one of the most important books in English.This leaf measures 8 x 12 inches (appx. 20.5 x 31 cm)The text is complete and perfectly legible. The leaf is age toned and stained with some minor creasing. This leaf does not have a watermark. It was compared to the same leaf in the Brandeis copy to ascertain correct folio.There are many typographical errors in the Folio and these differ from book to book. The text apparently was proofread while the book was in production. The Folio was assembled from gatherings of six leaves.

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