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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)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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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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        Kst.- Karte, v. W. J. Blaeu aus "Zeespiegel", "Pascaarte van Barbarische cust mitsgaders van de Canarische en Vlaemsche Eylanden".

      - kol., 1623, 25,5 x 35,7 Broeckema, Maps of the Canary Islands, Nr. 20; Koemann, M.Bl. 28, 103. - Am rechten Rand der Titel, darunter ein Meilenanzeiger. Ohne Rückseitentext, rechts unten Paginierung 103. - Zeigt die im Titel genannten Inseln. Links eine Nebenkarte die die Inselgruppe der Kaverdischen Inseln zeigt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Virginiae item et Floridae Americae provinciarum nova descriptio

      [Amsterdam: Hondius-Janssonius, 1623. Copper-plate engraving. Centerfold strengthened, repaired tear upper margin, otherwise excellent. One of the great early maps of the American South, from before the Jamestown colony The Mercator-Hondius map of Virginia and Florida, first published in 1606 by Jodocus Hondius, was the only regional American map in his edition of the Mercator Atlas. It is a remarkably good rendition of the coastline from St. Augustine to the Chesapeake Bay and points interior. Derived from John White's map of Virginia (what became North Carolina), Le Moyne-De Bry's map of Florida (what became South Carolina, Georgia and north Florida) and early travel accounts, Hondius cobbled together a map of great interest. On the coast one finds a roughly accurate northeasterly shoreline from the Spanish fort of St. Augustine to the St. John's River (here called R. de May) where the second unsuccessful Huguenot colony struggled in 1564, upward to Port Royal, where the first unsuccessful Huguenot colony failed in 1562, upward to Cape Fear (here Cape St. Romano) to the Outer Banks and finally to the clearly as yet unexplored Chesapeake Bay. Of the interior, rumor contends with pure fiction, but the source of many rivers is the "Apalatcy" mountain range, which also promises gold and silver. The South Carolina-Georgia portion of the interior is much more heavily notated with native villages, probably impossible at this point to verify. The map is embellished with illustrations borrowed from Le Moyne and White, including native towns, a native king and queen and a canoe. The title cartouche is a handsome three part figure with the two village illustrations on either side of the title. Koeman Me27A; Cumming, 26 (pl.20); Burden 151; Goss, 23; Howgego L70 (Laudonnière), R36 (Ribault).

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        Officium Vicecomitum, The Office and Authoritie of the Sherifs.

      1623 - Handsome First Edition of the First English Treatise on Sheriffs Dalton, Michael [d.ca. 1648]. Officium Vicecomitum: The Office and Authoritie of Sherifs, Written for the Better Incouragement of the Gentrie (Upon Whom the Burthen of This Office Lyeth) to Keepe Their Office, And Undersherife, In Their Houses; That so by Theire Continuall Care of the Businesse, And Eyeover Their Officeres, They May the Better Discharge Their Dutie to God, Their Prince, And Countrey, In the Execution of This Their Office. Gathered Out of the Statutes, And Bookes of the Common Lawes of this Kingdome. London: Printed for the Companie of Stationers, 1623. [iv], 194, [6] ff. The first leaf and last leaves are blank. Folio (11-1/4" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and later gilt ornaments and lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, a few nicks to boards, corners bumped and lightly worn, head of spine expertly restored. Title printed within woodcut architectural border, woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text, minor worming to margins in a few places, internally clean. A handsome copy. * First edition. This is the first English treatise on sheriffs. As its title suggests, it is a remarkably comprehensive work. Holdsworth, who cites it several times, says "in spite of a growing number of rivals, it continued to be a standard authority until the beginning of the eighteenth century.": History of English Law IV:119. English Short-Title Catalogue S107284. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        INDONESIA – SPICE ISLANDS: DE LANDVOOGDY VAN AMBOINA MET DE ELF ONDERHOORIGE EYLANDEN.

      - Jahr: Copper engraving with modern colour (Very Good, original folds), 33 x 79 cm (13 x 31 inches). Zusatz: This fine map shows the central islands of the Maluku Archipelago (Moluccas), the famed Spice Islands of Indonesia, including: Seram, Buru, Ambon and the Banda Islands. The map is the authoritative geographical view of the islands made during the 18th Century and was drafted by the Dutch adventurer François Valentijn, who lived on Ambon for many years. The main island of Seram (called here ‘Ceram’) was long overshadowed in history by the tiny island of Ambon (here ‘Amboina’), which during the 16th and 17th Centuries was the world capital of clove production. It also lay in close proximity to the Banda Islands, the only native source of nutmeg, which during the 17th Century was the world’s most valuable spice. Portugal was the first European power to establish itself in the region, during the early 16th Century. While it endeavored to exploit the region’s riches, it largely left the islands under the political control of their traditional rulers. During the early 17th Century the Dutch East India Company (the VOC) and the English East Indian Company (the EIC) and expelled the Portuguese presence. The Dutch and English soon turned on each other, as both sides were driven almost mad with greed over the islands’ phenomenal wealth in spices. The decisive event in the struggle was the ‘Amboyna Massacre’ of 1623, during which the Dutch tortured and killed twenty Englishmen in cold blood. While the event tarred the reputation of the VOC and poisoned Anglo-Dutch relations for decades, the VOC managed to expel the EIC from the region, resulting in great commercial gain. The Dutch would dominate the area until Indonesian independence in 1949. The map was printed within Francois Valentyn's Oud en Nieuw Oost Indien, part V: Beschryving van Coromandel, Pegu, Arrakan, Bengale, Mocha, Persien, Malakka, Sumatra, Ceylon (Amsterdam, 1724). François Valentijn: Flamboyant Dutch Adventurer Francois Valentijn (1666 – 1727) was an adventurer, minister, naturalist and writer. He was born in 1666 in Dordrecht, Holland, but spent significant time in the tropics, notably in Ambon. In total, he lived in the East Indies for 16 years. Valentijn was first employed by the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie) at the age of 19, where he served as Minister to the East Indies. He returned to Holland for about ten years, before returning to the Indies in 1705 where he was to serve as Army Chaplain on an expedition in eastern Java. He again returned to Dordrecht where wrote his Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien (Amsterdam, 1724–26), a massive work of five parts published in eight volumes and containing over one thousand illustrations and including some of the most accurate maps of the Indies of the time. He died in The Hague in 1727. Valentijn probably had access to the V.O.C.'s archive of maps and geographic secrets that they had always guarded jealously. Johannes Van Keulen II became Hydrographer to the V.O.C. in the same year Valentijn’s book was published. It was in Van Keulen’s time that many of the VOC charts were published, one signal of the decline of Dutch dominance in Spice Trade. Valentijn was fortunate to have seen his work published, as the VOC (Dutch East India Company) strictly enforced a policy prohibiting former employees from publishing anything about the region or their colonial administration. And while, as Suárez notes, by the mid-18th Century the Dutch no longer feared sharing geographic secrets, the execution of this policy was still erratic and based on personal motives. While Valentijn’s maps and diagrams were prized possessions, his scholarship, judging by contemporary standards was not of the highest integrity. While current standards of referencing and plagiarism were not in effect during the 18th Century, Valentijn’s borrowed liberally from other scientists' and writers. E.M. Beekman referred to Valentijn as an "ex

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        Drie Hemelsche Tractaten, op het achste Capittel tot den Romeynen, Te weten: 1. Den Hemel gheopent. 2. De rechte wegh tot d'eeuwighe Glorie. 3. De verheerlickinghe van een Christen. Daer in den raedt Gods, aengaende des menschen zalicheyyt, alsoo wordt gheopenbaert: dat alle menschen Den Ouden der Daghen, den Richter der Werelt, in syne Vyer-Schare connen sien, vry sprekende den Christen-Mensche van Sonde ende van Doodt. Welcke is de eerste Weldaet die wy hebben door onsen Heere Jesus Christus. De derde Editie, wederom van nieuws ghecorrigeert ende in eenige plaetsen verbetert. Ende met twee nieuwe Registers vermeerdert.

      Delft, Jan Andriesz. 1623 - (8) 179, (4) 149, (6) 49 (25) p. Origineel Perkament, 4° (opnieuw in de band gezet, mist 2 pagina's voorwerk, FATY1-705)

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        Kniestück nach links, am Tisch sitzend, dahinter Draperie.

      - Schabkunstblatt von W. Vaillant (1623-1677), nach einem Selbstbildnis. 29,2:26,6 cm. Wurzbach 51; Le Blanc 47, II. - Mit 2 mm Rand rings um die Plattenkante und vertikale Knickfalten geglättet. Notiz (Tinte) rechts unten im Rand. Provenienz: Sammlung GES, nicht bei Lugt.

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        Arcana Historia, qui est liber nonus Historiarum

      J. Jullieron for A. Brugiotti, Lyon 1623 - FIRST EDITION. folio. pp (xii), xxiii (i), 135 (i), 142, (xx). Roman and Greek letter in double column. Title in red and black, engraved device of sun with motto "Flammis Ipse Suis", fine floriated woodcut initials and headpieces, grotesque tail-pieces, eight small engravings in text, early French ms note on fly concerning Theodora, early shelf-marks on pastedown. Light age yellowing, the odd marginal spot. A very good copy, crisp and clean, in slightly later French calf over boards, covers bordered with double gilt rule, spine with raised bands gilt in compartments, 'MI' within hexagram gilt in each, a.e.r., upper joint and head and tail of spine worn. First edition of this important work by Procopius, (Byzantine Greek historian, secretary to Belisarius, famous general of the Emperor Justinian), his famous ‘Secret History’ which had recently been discovered in the Vatican library and edited for publication by Niccolo Alamanni. The text’s existence was known from contemporary sources which referred to it as the Anekdota but had remained unpublished. It covers roughly the same years as the first seven books of Procopius’ History of Justinian's Wars and appears to have been written after their appearence, in 550-558. The Palestinian Procopius accompanied Belisarius in his early campaigns in Africa and Italy, and was later made prefect of Constantinople, then capital of the Empire, in 562. His History of the Wars, is an account of the events of his own time, our principal surviving source for the first two thirds of Justinian's reign and the one of the most important surviving first hand sources of Byzantine history. Unlike his earlier work the ‘Historia Arcana’ was never meant for publication and claims to provide explanations and additions that the author could not insert into the former for fear of retribution. Parts are so vitriolic, not to say pornographic, that for some time translations from Greek were only available into Latin "The Historia Arcana of Procopius is a puzzling work. The historian himself describes it as a continuation and correction of his eight-book de Bellis, but its tone seems remarkably different from that of the earlier work - polemical, slanderous, even obscene. Nevertheless, the Historia Arcana is useful as a record of opposition to Justinian’s reign, and is the longest and most detailed source for the life of his Empress, Theodora, and that of General Belisarius’ wife, Antoninaa. Historians discussing Theodora and/or Antonina must turn to the Historia Arcana, and they must adopt some working assumptions about the accuracy of Procopius’ black picture of these women." E. Fisher. ‘Theodora and Antonina in the Historia Arcana’. Niccolò Alamanni was a Roman antiquarian of Greek origin. He was educated in Rome at the Greek college, founded by Gregory XIII, but was ordained according to the Latin rite. He was appointed secretary to Cardinal Borghese, and afterwards made custodian of the Vatican Libray. He is best remembered as the discoverer and first editor of this important history. BM STC Fr. C17th. p. 447. Brunet IV 897. Graesse. V 455. Latin, Greek [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LE PICARD (Mathurin)]

      1623 1284 - A Rouen, chez Estienne Vereul, 1623, in-12, [24]-351-[4] pages, chagrin bleu moderne, dos à faux nerfs et orné, filets d'encadrements et fleurons d'angles sur les plats, tranches dorées, roulette intérieure, Rare édition originale de cet ouvrage contre le stupre, la luxure, l'adultère, le péché de paillardise en général. Son auteur, Mathurin Le Picard connut une fin tragique: il fut condamné lors du procès en sorcellerie de Louviers et sa dépouille fut exhumée 5 ans plus tard pour être brûlée à la suite d'un arrêt du Parlement de Rouen (21 août 1647). Étiquette ex-libris du bibliophile René Choppin, mort en 1918. Barbier II, 487. Quérard, Supercheries I, 820. Brunet II, 1356. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Christlicher Tugendspiegel, in welchem der Tugend Art und Eigenschafften, zur Ubung der Gottseligkeit, mit Sprüchen Göttlicher heiliger Schrifft erkläret werden. Lüneburg, Johann u. Heinrich Stern 1630. 8°. 12 Bll., 730 (recte 728) S., mit ankolor. Holzschn.-Titelbordüre, Goldschn. dat. Ldrbd. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Deckelfil. u. Supralibros

      - VD17 23:658295D (nur 2 Exemplare).- Selten.- Titel in Rot u. Schwarz; Bordüre grün koloriert; gesamter Text im Holzschnittrahmen.- Prinzessin Christina von Schweden gewidmet.- Johann und Heinrich Stern führten von 1623-1665 die zweite Officin von Lünebureg.- Johannes Rotlöben aus Wittenberg (1593-1649) war schwedischer Hofprediger der Königin Maria Eleonora und Superintendent zu Hadersleben.- Der Einband mit dem Monogramm LHM (für Lorenz Hartman) u. dat. 1630; auf dem Vorsatz hs. Besitzeintrag v. Johan Hartmann, Stockholm 12.4.1646.- Innendeckel u. Vorsatz mit Exlibris, kaum gebräunt od. fleckig, im Bund tls. gering wasserrandig, Ebd. etw. berieben, insges. schönes Exemplar.

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        La vida del Beato Lvys Gonzaga de la Compañia de Iesvs. Hijo primogenito de Don Fernando Gonzaga, Principe del Imperio, Marques de Castellon, &c. Escrita en Italiano ?. Agora añadida de nuevo por el mesmo autor, y traduzida de Italiano en lengua Española, por el P. Iuan de Acosta de la mesma Comapañia.

      Pamplona, por Carlos de Labàyen, Impressor del Reyno de Navarra, 1623. - 4°, contemporary vellum (upper cover with defect [slash] of about 7 cm.), fore-edge cover extensions, vertical manuscript title on spine, with horizontal two-line manuscript shelf mark at head. Large woodcut Jesuit insignia on title-page. Woodcut initials and vignettes. Tear of 5 cm. at outer blank margin of title-page and following leaf, affecting some letters but not legibility on verso of title-page and on both recto and verso of following leaf; fraying to outer margin of title-page. Some minor soiling and browning. Small round wormhole affecting a few letters in first 20 leaves. Overall in good to very good condition. (10), 126 ll. *** First edition in Spanish? The second leaf recto contains a Tassa dated Pamplona, 5 January 1623, with the printed signature of Miguel Daria Dezcaroz, on behalf of the Consejo of the Kingdom of Navarra. The third leaf of this edition contains a dedication to Pope Paul V by the brother of the subject of this biography, D. Francisco Gonzaga, Prince of the Holy Roman Empire and Marques de Castellon. The ninth preliminary leaf consists of a message by the translator "A los hermanos estudiantes de la Compania de Jesus de la Provincia de Castilla" dated Rome, October 26, 1621. In it he mentions that there were six Italian editions, as well as editions in Germany, France, Poland and Portugal, all printed in the national vernaculars. The edition in Portuguese, translated by P. Jeronimo Alvarez, was published in Lisbon by Pedro Craesbeeck, 1610 (see Innocêncio III, 257; X, 127).Aloysius Gonzaga (1568-1591) was born of noble parents and raised among the Medici, at the court of Mantua, and in the Spanish court. In 1585 he renounced his inheritance and became a Jesuit. During his fourth year of studying theology, he tirelessly helped the stricken during a famine and pestilence in Italy, but caught the disease himself and died at the age of 23. He was beatified in 1621 (probably the occasion for this biography) and canonized in 1726.The name of the translator, P. Juan de Acosta, seems to be a pseudonym for P. Juan de Lugo.*** Palau 51542n. (possibly had never seen a copy: transcribing "San" instead of "Beato" in title; giving only 5 preliminary leaves); cf 51542-8 for Spanish editions of Seville 1622 (but without name of printer, collation, or any copy cited), Valencia 1751, Pamplona 1753, an undated eighteenth-century Barcelona edition, Barcelona 1830, 1857, 1858, 1863 and finally, with notes by P. Cecilio Gómez Rodeles, an 1891 edition. N. Antonio I, 627. Backer-Sommervogel (under Acosta) I, 32 (listing only this, with the correct transcription of the title-page and the correct collation, one eighteenth-century and four nineteenth-century editions); see also II, 927 (under Cepâri) for some of the Italian editions (those of Rome 1606, Milan 1607, Vicenza 1612 and Piacenza 1630, as well as several eighteenth- and nineteenth-century editions). Simón Díaz, @Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, IV, 423, 1862 (giving correct transcription of the title-page, but calling for 10 unnumbered leaves followed by only 120 pp.); implies that this is the first Spanish edition. BL @Seventeenth Century Italian p. 216 lists editions in Italian of Rome 1606, Milan 1607 and Vicenza 1615. Uriarte, @Anónimos, III, nº 4163. No edition in HSA. Not in Goldsmith. No edition in Salvá or Heredia. No edition in Gallardo. No edition in the @Ticknor Catalogue. The collation and transcription of the title given by the online Catálogo Colectivo del Patrimonio Bibliografico Español agree with our copy; five locations are given: Huesca, Biblioteca Pública del Estado; Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional; Madrid, Biblioteca Universitaria Complutense; Pamplona, Biblioteca General de Navarra; and Azpeitia, Santuario de Loyola. This source also lists in Spanish an undated quarto edition of Seville (Tasa, perhaps copied from our edition, dated Pamplona 5 January 1623); an undated octavo edition of Barcelona (Tasa dated 1623); and a single copy at t [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Collection of 47 marine prints by various artists.

      Oblong 8vo. Contemporary calf (sl. rubbed). Album with 47 engraved / etched plates. Various sizes.REINIER NOOMS (ZEEMAN). (Ca. 1623 - 1664). 10 etchings. Ca. 14 x 21,5 cm (7 plates) and ca. 4 x 10 cm (3 plates). - He was one of the leading etchers of seascapes in the seventeenth-century in Holland.Salomon SAVERY. (1594-1683). Fluyt. Etching. Ca. 13 x 16 cm.Ludolph BAKHUIZEN (BACKHUYSEN). (1630 - 1708). (?). Etching. Ca. 15 x 19,5 cm.NEUES SCHIFFAHRTEN BÜCHLEIN. Nurnberg, David Funcken, (no date). Etched title page and 5 etched plates. Ca. 7 x 16,5 cm.F.J. GUÉROULT DU PAS. Recueil de vues de tous les differens bastimens de la mer Méditerranée, et de l'Océan, avec leurs noms et usages. Paris. Giffart, 1720. 29 (of 76) engraved plates. Ca.7 x 10,5 cm. (Mounted).(Some staining, mainly in blank margin). - Rare collection of fine marine prints including some in first (and only) state.

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        THE SANCTUARIE OF A TROUBLED SOULE. [and] DAVID'S TEARES

      London: Printed by George Purslow, 1623. n. Hardcover. The Heber Copy in Glorious Gilt by the Binder to the King. mm (). 20 p.l., 193, [17], 250, [2] pp., [1] leaf (blank); 4 p.l., 344 pp. (second work without title page and frontispiece). Two works in one volume, the first work in two parts. SPLENDID 17TH CENTURY ENGLISH CALF, HEAVILY GILT, PROBABLY BY JOHN OR ABRAHAM BATEMAN, covers with a field of many florettes surrounding a large gilt arabesque centerpiece and enclosed by azured cornucopia cornerpieces; flat spine divided into nine panels featuring alternating floral bands and florette rows, marbled endpapers, edges gilt and elaborately gauffered and painted, traces of two pairs of ties. Elaborately allegorical title page engraved by John Payne. Verso of front flyleaf with bookplate of Maurice Burrus dated 1937; recto of rear flyleaf with small "Bibliotheca Heberiana" ink stamp of Richard Heber (see below for both). STC 13008, 12992. Joints and extremities a little rubbed, title page mounted, occasional minor soiling, stains, or light foxing, primarily affecting margins, but still a really excellent copy, the interior generally clean and crisp despite the occasional imperfection, and THE UNRESTORED BINDING ENTIRELY SOLID, SHOWING ONLY MINOR WEAR, AND BRIGHT WITH GILT. Featuring deeply impressed and vigorously gilt decoration, this superb early 17th century binding houses two of the more popular devotional works of the period, written by a man who experienced both sides of royal preferment. Best known to posterity as an historian, Sir John Hayward (1564?-1627) found himself imprisoned after his first work, "The First Part of the Life and Raigne of King Henrie IIII" (1599), offended Queen Elizabeth, as it was dedicated to (and seemed to support) Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl Essex, executed for treason in 1601. While in prison until the queen died in 1603, Hayward seemed to experience a kind of spiritual awakening, the fruits of which were the present "Sanctuarie of a Troubled Soule," first published in 1601 and frequently reprinted. After James I's accession, Hayward worked with William Camden and Sir Robert Cotton under Arundel's patronage; he became master of the chancery in 1616; and he was admitted to Gray's Inn and knighted in 1619. The additional devotional work here, "David's Teares" (1622, the 1623 edition is found here), also went through numerous editions. The present immensely handsome English binding, the various surfaces of which could hardly be more lavishly decorated, seems in the particulars of its design and in its abundance and density of ornamentation likely to be the work of John Bateman (d. 1635) or possibly his son and successor Abraham, both of whom apparently occupied the position of bookbinder to the king. According to Maggs Bros. Catalogue 1075 (see their item #29), the elder Bateman "seems to have run a large bindery" that produced "many bindings with the arms of James I, Henry Prince of Wales, and his brother Charles." In addition, "his blocks are to be found on earlier bindings produced for Queen Elizabeth, Archbishop Matthew Parker, Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester, William Cecil Lord Burghley, Sir Christopher Hatton, and others, [these earlier bindings being] attributed to the shop of the [so-called] MacDurnan Gospels Binder, whose tools Bateman acquired and possibly for whom he worked." The provenance here is as illustrious as the binding is striking. One of the most famous bibliophiles in history, Richard Heber (1773-1833) had perhaps the largest private library ever assembled, encompassing between 200,000 and 300,000 volumes at his death. Although he bought with avidity, Heber was nevertheless discriminating in terms of condition. According to the note on the front flyleaf, Heber likely acquired this item at the sale of Thomas Lloyd's library by Sotheby's on 8 July 1819. Our other known owner, Maurice Burrus (1882-1959), was a tobacco magnate whose world-wide stamp collection was of great renown.

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        Carte Dv Pays Et Diocese De Reims. - Dessigne Par Iean Iubrian Chaalonnois 1623':.

      - Kupferstich v. Jean Jubrien (Chaalons en Champagne), 1623, 66,5 x 83,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. E - J., S. 459. - Sehr seltener Kupferstich von Jean Jubrien Chalonnois von 4 Platten gedruckt. - Diese Karte diente als Vorlage für die Blaeu-, de Fer und Mariette-Karten. - Die Karte zeigt die Diözese Reims in dem Gebiet zwischen Luxembourg im Osten, Vitry-le-Francois im Süden, Château-Thierry im Westen und Laon im Norden. - Oben rechts Kartusche mit Dedikation von Jean Jubrien. - Unten rechts Maßstabkartusche und Verlegeradresse. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        De Christianis apud Japonios triumphis sive de gravissima ibidem contra Christi fidem persecutione exorta anno MDCXII usq. ad annum MDCXX libri quinque.

      Rader and Raphael Sadeler, Munich 1623 - RARE AND EXTRAORDINARILY ILLUSTRATED FIRST EDITION. 4to. pp. (xvi), 518, (ii). Roman letter. Finely engraved title page depicting St. Francis Xavier and St. Ignatius Loyola, angels above, engraved printer’s device on verso of last, seventeen full page engraving depicting the execution of Christians in Japan (one with revised eng. superimposed), floriated woodcut initials, "Assistentia Germania Societatis Jessu" in contemporary hand at head of title. Light age browning, slight foxing, the occasional marginal thumb mark small tear to lower blank corner of D1. A good, clean copy, with excellent impression of the engravings, in contemporary vellum over thin paste boards, remains of ties, fly leaves loose. First edition of this rare, extraordinarily illustrated, and important account of the persecution of Christians in Japan from 1612 to 1620, a period in which Japan closed itself off from the rest of the world and suppressed Christianity entirely, effectively expelling all Europeans and executing Christians of all denominations. Nicolas Trigault was a distinguished member of the Jesuit mission to China, which he had joined in 1610. He returned to Europe in 1615, traveling on foot through Persia, Arabia and Egypt, to obtain a fresh supply of recruits for the mission. Besides his account of the Jesuit mission to China (the first detailed account of that empire published in Europe) and a summary of the Japanese mission from 1609 to 1612, he completed, just before his departure in 1618 for China (in which he took forty-four missionaries, who had volunteered to follow him) four books concerning the triumphs of the Christians in the recent persecutions in Japan, to which he added, whilst in Goa, a fifth book bringing the narrative up to 1616. The work was printed in 1623, with a small additional text filling in the years from 1617-20 and a list of Japanese martyrs, now numbering two hundred and sixty-eight. There was also added a list of the thirty eight houses and residences (including two colleges, one at Arima, the other at Nagasaki), which the Jesuits had been obliged to abandon, and of five Franciscan, four Dominican and two Augustinian convents from which the inmates had been driven. The work was rapidly translated into French and Spanish. Trigault’s work was almost entirely derived from the annual Jesuit letters sent from Japan and from his conversations with survivors of the persecutions and is the best contemporary account of the great persecutions of Japanese Christians in the early Tokugawa period, providing detailed and vivid accounts of the events. The seventeen extraordinary engravings, depicting the torture and execution of the Japanese Christians, were most probably made by Raphael Sadeler, and are very finely executed and designed. Trigault wrote extensively on the Far East and his account of the persecution of Christians in Japan is a classic of its time. Illustrated editions of the early Jesuit accounts of Japan are extremely uncommon. BM STC Ger. C17th T713. Cordier, BJ 295. Streit V, 1305. De Backer & Sommervogel, VIII, 242.8. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAICTE' DES SUCCESSIONS TESTAMENTAIRE ET A INTESTAT, PAR CHARLES DE BOUQUES, ESCUYER, DOCTEUR EZ DROICTS, NATIF DE MONTPELLIER ET ANTHOINE DESPEISSES, AUSSI ESCUYER, DOCTEUR EZ DROICTS, NATIF D'ARLES EN LANGUEDOC.

      Chez Samuel Thiboust, au palais en la galerie des Prisonniers avec Privilege du Roy, Paris 1623 - Edizione: Rarissima prima edizione, la più divulgata fu la seconda, del 1636. . Pagine: 18+354+34+29+5 . Illustrazioni: Frontespizio riccamente ornato con incisione in rame a piena pagina, due altre incisioni in rame a piena pagina raffiguranti gli autori. Disegni e incisione di Claude Mellan (1598-1688) . Formato: 4° . Rilegatura: Cartonato in pelle marrone, sei nervature al dorso. Titoli e fregi in oro al dorso e impressioni in oro al bordo dei piatti. . Stato: Discreto . Caratteristiche: Gora nella parte bassa del dorso per le prime 16 pagine (intaccate anche le due incisioni degli autori). Prima pagina bianca restaurata. .

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        Candia cum Insulis aliquot circa Graeciam - Per Gerardum Mercatorem Cum Privilegio':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Gerard Mercator aus Atlas Sive Cosmographicae . b. Henricus Hondius in Amsterdam, 1623, 34 x 48 Zacharakis, A Catalogue of printed Maps of Greece 1477-1800, 2209/1450; van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I., 7900:1A.1. - 1. Zustand noch ohne Segelschiffe und mit großer Meilenzeigerkartusche! - Zeigt die griechische Insel Kreta; darüber Titelkartusche flankiert von 6 Insetkarten der Inseln Korfu, Zakynthos, Milos, Naxos, Santorini u. Karpathos. - Unten rechts Kartusche mit Meilenzeiger mit Rollwerk. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        PORTUGAL – LISBON AND SETÚBAL: ZEECAART VAN DE RIVIER VAN LISBON EN DE BANCKEN VOOR ST. VUES.

      - This attractive sea chart features the central coast of Portugal, including Lisbon and the Tagus Estuary, the coast running over to Cascais, and the Setúbal area. The city of Lisbon is portrayed pictorially, as are the saltpans near Setúbal. Both the mileage bars and the title are framed in fine baroque style cartouches. The present chart was part of Willem Blaeu’s highly important and commercially successful sea atlas, Zeespiegel (1623), which was a vastly enlarged successor of his Het Licht der Zee-vaert (1608). Given Lisbon’s global prominance as a port, this chart was one of the most important components of the atlas. The Zeespiegel remained the ultimate guide to navigation in Europe for some years and was no way superseded until the publication of Jacob Aertsz. Colom’s De Vyerighe Colom (Amsterdam, 1632). The Blaeu Family: The Leading Cartographers of the 17th Century Willem Jansz Blaeu (1571-1638) was, more than any other figure, responsible for the ascension of Dutch cartography to a globally dominant position. Blaeu, originally from Alkmaar, north of Amsterdam, got his start while serving as an apprentice to the legendary Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe at his observatory of Uranienborg, from 1594 to 1596. Upon Willem’s return to the Netherlands, he started a business making charts, globes and nautical instruments. His timing was impeccable, as the Dutch economy, based on maritime trade, was booming and there was an insatiable demand for high quality sea charts and nautical kit. Notably, in 1596, the Dutch made their first voyage to the East Indies, which led the establishment of the Dutch East India Company in 1602. The VOC would be one of Blaeu’s anchor clients and in 1633 he was appointed the Company’s official hydrographer. Blaeu’s sea atlases of European waters, Het Licht der Zee-vaert (1608) and the Zeespiegel (1623) were revolutionary, being the first broadly accurate maritime atlases. Blaeu later went on to create magnificent wall maps, large-format charts and eventually terrestrial atlases, all decorated with the finest Dutch Baroque artistry. Towards the end of his life, Willem Blaeu published the Atlas Novus (1635), a grand production that would be progressively expanded to include new volumes featuring all of the known world in unprecedented detail. The work featured numerous maps, exemplified by the present map, based on carefully selected sources and designed in the finest manner of the contemporary Dutch Baroque style. They became iconic works of cartography readily recognizable to generations of observers. The Atlas Novus and its successor publications were issued in 5 languages and became the most commercially successful works of their kind, setting a new standard for map publishing, emulated by cartographers across Europe. Joan Blaeu (1598-1673) was the most successful mapmaker in the world in the mid-17th Century, during the apogee of Dutch cartography and the fortunes of the Dutch Republic. While he inherited a splendid enterprise from his father Willem, he managed to dramatically grow and expand the business to new heights. His greatest achievement was the world’s largest and most sumptuous atlas, the Atlas Maior, an 11-12 volume Baroque masterpiece (and successor to the Atlas Novus), in which editions of the present map appeared. The Blaeu firm flourished until its workshop was destroyed in a fire in 1672, ending almost three generations of hegemony over the map market. While many would try to emulate the Blaeu’s success, this was never accomplished, and the Blaeu name stands alone at the fore of the Golden Age of Dutch cartography. The present chart, like all charts form the Zeespiegel, is today very rare. It is a critical element of any collection of maps of the Lisbon area or the maritime cartography of Portugal. References: Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, vol. IV, M.Bl 28 (102).

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        A true relation of the unjust, cruell, and barbarous proceedings against the English at Amboina in the East-Indies, by the Netherlandish Governour, and Councell there ... The third impression. Including : -A translate of a Dutch pamphlet, entituled, A true declaration of the news that came out of the East-Indies, with the pinace called the Hare, which arrived in Texel, in June. 1624. - An answer to the Dutch relation, touching the pretended conspiracie of the English Amboyna in the Indies.London, printed by G. Purslowe [and Thomas Cotes] for Nathaniel Newberry, 1632. Small 4to (18 x 13.5 cm). With a woodcut frontispiece showing a torture scene, and 2 engraved armorial head-pieces. 19th-century light-brown calf, gold-tooled turn-ins. Rebacked.

      ESTC S100292; Knuttel 4205a; cf. Ogborn, Indian Ink, pp. 120-129. Rare third edition of an account of the "Amboyan massacre". In 1623 the Dutch governor of the island of Amboina had executed 20 men, among them 10 English merchants and factors in service of the English East India Company, the Dutch company's rival in the spice trade. The men were accused of treason against the Dutch governor, and after confession (partly obtained by torture) they were sentenced to death and subsequently beheaded. The English East India Company instructed John Skinner to produce the present account, which was first published in 1624 and is sometimes ascribed to Sir Dudley Digges. Included is an English translation by J. Wing of a Dutch narration of the event (originally published as Waerachtich verhael vande tidingen gecomen wt de Oost-Indien), followed by the English refutation. The pamphlet was reprinted several times and it would play an important role in the outbreak of the first Anglo-Dutch war in 1652, as Cromwell referred to the incident in his declaration of war.Heavily browned and the first leaves waterstained, mounted and shaved. Rebacked, with the original backstrip laid down. A fair copy.

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        Historia Vitae & Mortis

      John Haviland, London 1623 - FIRST EDITION thus. 8vo pp(vi) 454. Roman letter, text within printed line border, autograph '1696' on t-p. Good clean copy in contemp. vellum. The second work of Bacon's Historia Naturalis et Eexperimentalis, itself part of the great projected Insturationis Magna. Gibson 147. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        In Quatuor Libros Regum, & duos Paralipomenon, Commentarii. Nunc Primum Prodeunt. Indicibus cum Locorum Scripturae, Regularum, & Prouerbiorum, formarumque prouerbialium, tum rerum memorabilum illustrati.

      Lyon, Jacobus Cardon et Petrus Cavellat 1623 - (16) 1692 (36) p. Contemporary Vellum with title, Folio

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        Le messager de Fontainebleau Avec les nouvelles et les paquets de la cour EDITION ORIGINALE

      S.l.|[Paris]: S.n., 1623. Fine. S.n., S.l. [Paris] 1623, petit in 8 (15x10cm), 16pp., Un Vol. broché. - First Edition very rare. Absent the French catalogs, English and Hollis catalog of the Harvard library. Paperback, covered with a paper in his old tank, seventeenth or eighteenth. Pamphleteer and satirist writing on retirement of Louis XIII in Fontainebleau and the political situation inside and outside France with Spain. Richelieu will be named after one year in 1624. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [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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        Officium Vicecomitum, The Office and Authoritie of the Sherifs

      1623. Handsome First Edition of the First English Treatise on Sheriffs Dalton, Michael [d.ca. 1648]. Officium Vicecomitum: The Office and Authoritie of Sherifs, Written for the Better Incouragement of the Gentrie (Upon Whom the Burthen of This Office Lyeth) to Keepe Their Office, And Undersherife, In Their Houses; That so by Theire Continuall Care of the Businesse, And Eyeover Their Officeres, They May the Better Discharge Their Dutie to God, Their Prince, And Countrey, In the Execution of This Their Office. Gathered Out of the Statutes, And Bookes of the Common Lawes of this Kingdome. London: Printed for the Companie of Stationers, 1623. [iv], 194, [6] ff. The first leaf and last leaves are blank. Folio (11-1/4" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and later gilt ornaments and lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, a few nicks to boards, corners bumped and lightly worn, head of spine expertly restored. Title printed within woodcut architectural border, woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text, minor worming to margins in a few places, internally clean. A handsome copy. * First edition. This is the first English treatise on sheriffs. As its title suggests, it is a remarkably comprehensive work. Holdsworth, who cites it several times, says "in spite of a growing number of rivals, it continued to be a standard authority until the beginning of the eighteenth century.": History of English Law IV:119. English Short-Title Catalogue S107284.

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        A Commentary: or, Sermons vpon the Second Chapter of the First Epistle of Saint Peter. Wherein Method, Sense, Doctrine, and Vse, is, with great variety of matter, profitably handled, and sundry heads of Diuinity largely discussed.

      London, by Humfrey Lownes, for George Latham 1623 - (14) 922 (6) p. Contemporary Leather with ribbed back, 4° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Het mysterium magnum, ofte een verklaaring over het eerste boek Mosis (...) tot meerder verstand van het Oud en Nieuwe Testament (...) om voor de liefhebbers in de Godlyke gaaven verder na te denken. Beschreeven in 1623 door Jacob Bohme, anders genaamt Teutonicus Philosophus. Amsterdam, J. Claus en W. Lamsvelt, 1700.

      4°, geheel perkamenten band uit de tijd, (8)+368+356+(24) pag. Met gegraveerde allegorische titel (J. Lamsvelt fecit). Eerste editie van de Nederlandse vertaling van Bohmes Mysterium Magnum. B1248.

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        Der Geistlichen Rath zu weltlichen Sachen: Das ist Der Jesuiten Consilium EDITION ORIGINALE

      S.l.: S.n., 1623. Fine. S.n., S.l. 1623, pet. in 4 (18,5x14,5cm), 7 f., relié. - First Edition. Half Vellum fart. nineteenth corners. Part of title sheepskin red. Friction. Copy browned. The book discusses how the Jesuits have rally across Germany to the Catholic faith, and what action they will take against the Protestant heresy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [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’opere d’Oratio Poeta Lirico

      1623. relié. DeCollection. Appreffo Giovanni Guerigli, In Venetia, 1623. In/8 reliure plein velin ancien, 3 ff. 776 p., 66 ff. de glossaire, texte en italien à double colonne et disposé en glose encadrante. Nom écrit à l?'encre en page de garde ; auréole sur les 6 premiers feuillets ; fine galerie d?'insecte de la page 565 à 575 en marge sans perte de texte ; restaurations maladroites : p. 641 et 750 ; auréole claire de la p. 482 à 495 ; quelques feuillets brunis. Belle impression vénitienne des oeuvres du grand poète lyrique et satirique latin. Les commentaires en toscan sont dus à Giovanni Fabrini, grammairien qui fut pendant de longues années professeur d?'éloquence à Venise. Le longueruanaI, 28 en fait l?'éloge, indique Brunet III, 332. 8 mo in full contemporary vellum, flat spine, [3], 776 p., [66]. Fex flaw : ink marginalia on blancks, waterstain on the 6 first sheet & from 482 to 495 ; wormholes from p. 565 to 575 (margin) without loss of text ; awkward paper restauration on p. 641 & 750 ; few browned sheets. Ttext in italien (Toscanien) printed in double columns with numerous framed gloss. Fine Venicien printing of the great lyrical & satyrical poet. Bibl : Brunet III. 332.

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        Sarpi Paolo, 1552-1623, Opere VI vols., 1624-85

      Sarpi Paolo, 1552-1623 - Sarpi Paolo 1552-1623, Opere, VI volumes, 1624-1685 Sarpi, Paolo, 1552-1623. SIX VOLUMES Opere del padre Paolo dell'ordine de'Servi. In Venetia, Appresso Roberto Meietti, 1677- Paolo Sarpi; Fulgenzio Micanzio Each work has separate pagination and special t.p. The title-pages are dated 1673-1677, irregularly. (vol. 1 has a general t.-p., vols. 2-6 collective half-titles only). Kl 8°, 15 cm. Vol. I. Vita del padre Paolo [da Fulgenzio Micanzio] . 1677. Trattato dell'interdetto della santita di papa Paolo v. Composto da fra? Paolo, dell'ordine de'Servi. Ed altri theologhi di sotto nominati. Pietr'Antonio . f. Bernardo Giordano . f. Michael'Agnolo . f. Marc'Antonio Capello . f. Camillo . f. Fvlgentio . 1673. Theologorvm venetorum Joan. Marsilii. Pauli Venti, fr. Fulgentii ad excommunicationis, citatiouis, & monitionis romanæ, sententiam in ipso?s latam responsio . 1673. VOLUME II: Paolo da Venetia (Paolo Sarpi). Considerationi sopra le censure della Santita di Papa Paolo V. contra la serenissima Republica di Venetia. Venedig Meietti 1673. (Opere del Padre Paolo II,1). 141 pp., Trattato et resolutione sopra la validità delle scommuniche Jean Gerson, Paolo Sarpi Appresso Roberto Meietti, 1675, 42 pp., Apologia per l'oppositioni fatte dall'illustriss. & reuerendiss. signor cardinale Bellarmino alli trattati, & risolutioni di Gio. Gersone, sopra la validità delle scommuniche Paolo Sarpi Appresso Roberto Meietti, 1675, 332 pp. VOLUME III: Discorso dell'origine, forma, leggi ed uso dell'ufficio dell'inquisitione nella città e dominio di Venetia del Padre Paolo, 1639, 215 pp., Trattato delle materie beneficiarie., in Mirandola, 1676, 322 pp. VOLUME IV: Historia Particolare Delle Cose Passate tra il Sommo Pontefice Paolo V. E la Serenißima Repvblica Di Venetia. Gl anni 1605, 1606, 1607.Viva San Marco In Mirandola 1624. VOLUME V: Historia degli Uscochi Scritta da minucio minuci.volume quinto in Venetia, Mejetti 1677, 490 pp., VOLUME VI: Domino del Mar Adriatico della serenissima Republica di Venetia.volume Sesto. In Venetia Meietti 1685, 108 pp., Domino del Mar Adriatico.Republica Venetia, Meietti 1685, 32 pp., Allegatione in Iure., Meietti 1685, 125 pp., Indice, 9 leaves, Opinione Padre Paolo. Meietti 1685, 106 pp., brownish, binding/spine of one book lacking, some wormholes. VERY SCARCE EDITION. Fra (Brother) Paolo Sarpi (August 14, 1552 – January 15, 1623) was a Venetian patriot, scholar, scientist and church reformer. His most important roles were as a canon lawyer and historian active on behalf of the Venetian Republic. For more informations please look to WIKIPEDIA [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire Veritable Arivee De Notre Tems en la ville de Beauvais, touchant les conjurations et exorcisms fait a Denise de la Caille, possedee du diable. Avec les actes et proces-verbaux faits sur les lieux par le commandement de M. lÕeveque du dit Beauvais.]

      Pierre Baillaine,, Paris: 1623 - Collation: ¦4 [¦1,t.p. in ms of the 18th c.], A-P8,Q6. Pagination: [8],252p. 18th c. mottled French calf, spine banded, gilt, title on red morocco label, paper label in top compartment; edges specked, marbled endpapers, old dealerÕs description on front endpaper from Ludwig Rosenthal with second descriptive note on rear endpaper; title page in ms. facsimile, minor foxing, a touch of worming at head of few leaves, else a very good copy. Laurent Le Pot [Lepot] trans: Òfather Kirton of the Convent, native to Beauvais. conducted the exorcism of Denyse de La Caille, de la Landelle with the assistance of Germain Carre, Licentier es loix, Archdiacre & Chanine de Beauvais; Leonor le Boucher, Licentier es driits, Chantre & Official de Beauvais; & Claude Dadu,Licentier es loix, Chanoine de ladite Eglise de Beauvais, Vicaires reneraux de Monseigneur lÕEuesque & Comte de Beauvais.ÓBeginning in August 1612 and ending in December, the demon Briffault had entered DenyseÕs body and was forced to leave it by the exorcists having to sign, with his claws, the sentence of the exorcists. This volume gives a day by day account of the exorcism. [See: Collin De Plancy, Dictionnaire Infernal, 1863 p396. who reprints sentence which was signed by Beelzebut, Satan, Motelu, & Briffault which appears at the end of our text.]This is a rare text. Citations: Coumont H64.1. Yves-Plessis 649. Caillet 6559. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Les oeuvres

      à Paris: Chez Nicolas Buon, 1623. Fine. Chez Nicolas Buon, à Paris 1623, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in-folio (24,5x36,5cm), (18) 876pp. et (2) 875-1728p. (12), relié. - Fourteenth collective edition. "This edition, the finest and most complete ancient editions of Ronsard, is richly illustrated with engravings." Seymour Ricci (first editions of Ronsard). A superb title frontispiece Leonard Gaultier, already used for the collective edition of 1609 here in the second state; a small portrait of Muret wood in a medallion, a medallion of Richelieu half-page portraits of Ronsard and Cassandre half-page engraved by Melland, portrait) in a half-page Henri II medallion Charles, Francis, Duke of Anjou, Henri, Duke of Guise, Anne de Joyeuse, Mary Stuart, Duke of Epernon, François II and Catherine de Medici, the whole engraved by Thomas leu. Sheets 99-105 browned. - [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 (Editions 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 portrait ) 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 oeuvre possède un faux-titre. Reliure en pleine basane brune d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de 6 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 40 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 Elégies). Feuillets 1515, 1517, 1519 avec coin droit replié. La meilleure édition collective ancienne des oeuvres 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. Il sera honni dès le XVIIe siècle par le chef de file du classicisme, Malherbe, et le XVIIIe ne lui rendra pas non plus hommage. La France devra attendre l'édition de Proper Blanchemain de 1857 à 1867 pour connaître "Le prince des poètes".

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

      - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Candia cum Insulis aliquot circa Graeciam - Per Gerardum Mercatorem Cum Privilegio':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Gerard Mercator aus Atlas Sive Cosmographicae . b. Henricus Hondius in Amsterdam, 1623, 34 x 48 Zacharakis, A Catalogue of printed Maps of Greece 1477-1800, 2209/1450; van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I., 7900:1A.1. - 1. Zustand noch ohne Segelschiffe und mit großer Meilenzeigerkartusche! - Zeigt die griechische Insel Kreta; darüber Titelkartusche flankiert von 6 Insetkarten der Inseln Korfu, Zakynthos, Milos, Naxos, Santorini u. Karpathos. - Unten rechts Kartusche mit Meilenzeiger mit Rollwerk. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Carte Dv Pays Et Diocese De Reims. - Dessigne Par Iean Iubrian Chaalonnois 1623':.

      - Kupferstich v. Jean Jubrien (Chaalons en Champagne), 1623, 66,5 x 83,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. E - J., S. 459. - Sehr seltener Kupferstich von Jean Jubrien Chalonnois von 4 Platten gedruckt. - Diese Karte diente als Vorlage für die Blaeu-, de Fer und Mariette-Karten. - Die Karte zeigt die Diözese Reims in dem Gebiet zwischen Luxembourg im Osten, Vitry-le-Francois im Süden, Château-Thierry im Westen und Laon im Norden. - Oben rechts Kartusche mit Dedikation von Jean Jubrien. - Unten rechts Maßstabkartusche und Verlegeradresse. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Il nobile veneto

      Andrea Muschio, Venezia 1623 - In-4 (225x165 mm.), pp. (26), 255. Splendido antip. (allegoria delle virtù morali) inciso in rame, iniz. test. e final. xilogr. Bella legatura in piena perg. floscia, tit. ms. al dorso. Esemplare freschissimo e marginoso. Edizione originale di questo trattato propedeutico allo formazione morale, culturale e all¿esercizio delle funzioni politico-amministrative proprie alla nobiltà della Serenissima. L¿Autore, nativo della Sicilia (Librizzi, 1585 ¿ Palermo, 1655), pervenne a Venezia come istitutore dei rampolli della locale nobiltà e annotò tra i suoi allievi i fratelli Giovanni, Vittorio, Marco e Giacomo Donà (cui l¿opera è dedicata), ma anche Pietro Michiel, Vittore Contarini, Ferrante Pallavicino, Alvise da Mosto, ed il poi celebre Giovan Francesco Loredano (che, in seguito, lo ricordò in più occasioni con parole affettuose). Pietra angolare dell¿insegnamento che il Collurafi modula per la nobiltà lagunare sono, oltre alla pratica delle virtù morali classiche, la conoscenza delle lingue, lo studio della matematica e delle leggi e la conoscenza degli ordini della disciplina militare. Indica inoltre, con chiarezza, quali debbano essere i beni, le ricchezze, la bellezza necessarie alle occorrenze dei nobili nonché i vizi, tra i quali i giochi, che il nobile deve aborrire. Riguardo all¿esercizio della politica, egli raccomanda soprattutto l¿eloquenza, illustrandone i precetti, e ricorda che ¿per avere testa da Repubblica, bisogna avere stomaco da struzzo¿. Bibliogr.: Cicogna, 538 (cita 2ª ed. del 1633) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gerardus Mercator...Iudocus Hondius

      Amsterdam, 1623. Handcoloured engraved double-page portrait, 475 x 545 mm., mounted and in an early timber frame. text in Latin on verso, very good. Double portrait of Gerard Mercator and Jodocus Hondius, which appeared as the frontispiece of the famous Atlas sive Cosmographicae meditationes.Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594), scientific cartographer, skilful engraver, commercial publisher, was one of the greatest names in late 16th century cartography. Jodocus Hondius (1563-1611), the 17th century engraver, purchased Mercator's copper map plates in 1606 and published this most famous of early atlases.This handsome portrait of Mercator and Hondius depicts them both holding a pair of dividers poised over table globes surrounded by reference books, with a chart of the known world as a backdrop. They are framed by an impressive architectural border topped by globes, slide rules and charts.

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        Hesiodi Ascraei quae extant

      Leiden, Patius 1623.. Mit Druckermarke auf Titel. 19 Bll., 1 w. Bl., 258 S., 2 Bll. Prgt. d. Zt. Hoffmann II, 250. - Dritte Hesiod Ausgabe des Philologen Daniel Heinsius. - Einband etwas altersfleckig, gutes Exemplar!

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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.

      (Sumptibus Halbmayerianis),, Nürnberg 1623 - Editio secunda. Nürnberg (Sumptibus Halbmayerianis), 1623. 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. Sprache: französisch vorderes Gelenk offen, wenige Seiten mit unwesentlichen randläsuren, sonst ganz vorzüglich erhalten.

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        Tapuchei Zahav [=Golden Apples][Abridgment of Elijah de Vidas¿ Reishith Chochma plus manuscript Tfilat Haderekh]

      Mantua 1623 - FIRST EDITION. Title within typographic border. Some stains. Vinograd, Mantua 214.Lacks three leaves: The first leaf after the title page, which is the beginning of the Printer's Introduction. A photocopy of it is laid in. The other two leaves (Bet and Gimel) have been replaced by a centuries old handwritten version. Photocopies of these two leaves are laid in here as well. After the last leaf of the book proper, is an added three-leaf manuscript tfilat haderekh. Front and back free endpapers have old inscriptions. Newly bound in attractive brown leather, gilt lettering on spine. The Mellis were a family of rabbinic scholars, whose name derives from the village of Melli in the province of Mantua. Yechiel Melli served as rabbi of Mantua in the seventeenth century. Besides the present work, he also authored a commentary to the Pentateuch entitled Sepher ha-Nimukim (Hirschfeld, Cat. Montefiore, Number 479-11). It is thought that in addition to his rabbinic and literary activities, Melli also engaged in banking. Tapuchei Zahav enjoyed wide popularity in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, going through several editions. This first edition was published by the author¿s son-in-law David ben Moses Portaleone. See S. Simonsohn, History of the Jews in the Duchy of Mantua, pages 30, 619, 629, 720; Jewish Encyclopedia, Volume VIII, page 455. Additional scans available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AGGIUNTA ALLA QUARTA PARTE DELL'INDIE. Di Mostri, & Usanze di quelle Parti, e di quei Re con le sue Figure al Naturalle . Raccolte novamente da Alessandro dfe' Vecchi.

      Venetia, Appresso Alessandro de' Vecchi, 1623.The AGGIUNTA is an eighth part of Giovanni Botero's "Le Relationi Universali ... divise in sette parti" and present only in a few copies of that work published in Venice by Alessandro de' Vecchi in 1618 and 1623. It was also issued separately. 1623, Italian text, 8vo, approximately 20 x 160 mm, 8½ x 6¼ inches, large woodcut title illustration of a seated African man with a boy, both holding sticks, the man with a parrot on his shoulder and some kind of fur cape over his back, 16 full page woodcut images depict hideous monsters and fabulous creatures, mainly part human, one shows a monstrous bird, C1v - D5r contain 13 full page woodcuts of natives of India, Africa and Arabia, plus 2 in text (a mother and small child, and a repeat of the title page image) of which 13 including the title page illustration and the 2 text images are by Hans Burgkmair and his workshop, on D7v is a full page woodcut of a tree with no caption or text, (64) pages, collation: A - D8, on D8r are the names of 2 editors: Uberto Fabro and Andrea Berna. Bound in late 19th century boards with stencilled blue and brown floral pattern, endpapers replaced in the rebinding. Head and tail of spine very slightly worn, slight rubbing to hinges and corners, very small modern bookplate on front pastedown, 2 very small pale stains on title page, small faint damp stain to top edge of most pages (10 x 40 mm wide, 3 / 8" x 1¾"), otherwise a very good clean copy housed in wrap - around chemise and morocco backed slipcase with gilt lettered leather label. Hans Burgkmair the Elder (1473?1531) was a noted German painter and woodcut printmaker. The thirteen woodcuts by him are taken from a panorama on 5 blocks showing The Procession of the ruler of Cochin, Malabar published in 1508. These images appear only in this edition of Botero's "Le Relationi Universali ... divise in sette parti" and the previous one in 1618 and in the separate issues of the Aggiunta. SEE : A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume I, No. 1003. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Les Metamorphoses Ou L'anse Dor

      FR: Samuel Thiboust. Paris, Samuel Thiboust, 1623. Hardback in full leather. Very good condition, with some chipping and rubbing to the boards, quite heavily worn. Some worm holes. First few leaves pulling away. Bookplate to front pastedown and owner's inscription. First leaf chipped to edges, browning to pastedowns and endpapers. Internally very good. Collates complete. . Very Good. Hardback. 1623.

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        AGGIUNTA ALLA QUARTA PARTE DELL'INDIE. Di Mostri, & Usanze di quelle Parti, e di quei Re con le sue Figure al Naturalle . Raccolte novamente da Alessandro dfe' Vecchi

      Venetia, Appresso Alessandro de' Vecchi, 1623.. The AGGIUNTA is an eighth part of Giovanni Botero's "Le Relationi Universali ... divise in sette parti" and present only in a few copies of that work published in Venice by Alessandro de' Vecchi in 1618 and 1623. It was also issued separately. 1623, Italian text, 8vo, approximately 20 x 160 mm, 8½ x 6¼ inches, large woodcut title illustration of a seated African man with a boy, both holding sticks, the man with a parrot on his shoulder and some kind of fur cape over his back, 16 full page woodcut images depict hideous monsters and fabulous creatures, mainly part human, one shows a monstrous bird, C1v-D5r contain 13 full page woodcuts of natives of India, Africa and Arabia, plus 2 in text (a mother and small child, and a repeat of the title page image) of which 13 including the title page illustration and the 2 text images are by Hans Burgkmair and his workshop, on D7v is a full page woodcut of a tree with no caption or text, (64) pages, collation: A-D8, on D8r are the names of 2 editors: Uberto Fabro and Andrea Berna. Bound in late 19th century boards with stencilled blue and brown floral pattern, endpapers replaced in the rebinding. Head and tail of spine very slightly worn, slight rubbing to hinges and corners, very small modern bookplate on front pastedown, 2 very small pale stains on title page, small faint damp stain to top edge of most pages (10 x 40 mm wide, 3/8" x 1¾"), otherwise a very good clean copy housed in wrap-around chemise and morocco backed slipcase with gilt lettered leather label. Hans Burgkmair the Elder (1473?-1531) was a noted German painter and woodcut printmaker. The thirteen woodcuts by him are taken from a panorama on 5 blocks showing The Procession of the ruler of Cochin, Malabar published in 1508. These images appear only in this edition of Botero's "Le Relationi Universali ... divise in sette parti" and the previous one in 1618 and in the separate issues of the Aggiunta. SEE : A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume I, No. 1003. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Anekdota. Arcana Historia, qui est liber nonus Historiarum. Ex Bibliotheca Vaticana. Nicolaus Alemannus protulit, latine reddidit. Notis illustravit. Nunc primum in lucem prodit triplici Indice locupletata

      Andrea Brugiotti Bibliopolae Romani 1623 1^ edizione stampata, in folio, pp. (12), XXIII, 142, (20), omesse nella numerazione le pp. 113 e 114, leg. coeva in p / pelle con tit. e fregi in oro al ds., triplice filetto a secco ai piatti, tagli colorati, front. in rosso e nero, grande inc. in rame al front. raffigurante un sole con il volto umano e la scritta « Flammis ipse suis », altre belle inc. in rame n.t., originale greco della « Storia Arcana » a fronte della traduz. latina su due colonne per pag., grossi capil. ornati, grandi test. ed elaborati culs de lampe, ex - libris e timbretto entrambi di stessa vecchia proprietà, timbretto ripetuto sul retro bianco dell?ultima carta. Dorso restaurato, per il resto ottimo esempl. su carta forte e chiara. Edizione molto bella e rara, presente in poche biblioteche pubbliche (base ICCU). Procopio, grande storico greco del VI° sec. nato a Cesarea in Palestina, è l?autore di questo scritto considerato il nono libro della grande opera sulle Storie dei persiani, dei vandali e dei goti. Mentre nei primi otto libri elargiva grandi lodi all?imperatore Giustiniano e a Belisario, nella « Storia Arcana » rivela la tirannide, la rapacità, gli intrighi, le persecuzioni religiose, i delitti dell?imperatore e l?inettitudine e la miseria di Belisario nelle mani dell?astuta moglie Antonina. Il sacerdote Nicolaus Alemannus (1582 - 1626), insegnante di latino e bibliotecario vaticano, fu il primo editore della « Storia Segreta » di Procopio a cui aggiunse delle sue dotte note storiche. Cfr. : Brunet IV, 897; Graesse V, 455; Passigli IV, 692 - 693; Diz. Lett. Bompiani, Opere VIII, 251.

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        ZEEUSCHE Nachtegael

      1623. PIETERSZ VAN DE VENNE, Adriaen. Zeeusche Nachtegael, ende des selfs dryderley gesang: Geheel anders inder waerheyt verthoont, als de selve voor desen by sommighe uyt enckel mis-verstant verkeerdelijk is gehordeelt. Four parts in one volume. [10], 86; [4], 60; [4], 63, [1]; [8], 114 pp. Illustrated with an allegorical woodcut with the muses of poetry and painting on the main title, repeated on the title to the fourth part, full-page engraved coat-of-arms of "the singing man" with two putti holding a silver platter bearing a human tongue, a full-page self-portrait of Adriaen van de Venne cut by Wenceslas Hollar and 15 large engravings in the text, by Willem van de Passe, etc. all after Adriaen van de Venne. 4to., 234 x 180 mm, bound in full contemporary Dutch vellum over boards, blind-stamped floral arabesque lozenge in center, title hand-lettered on spine. Middelburg: Jan Pietersz van de Venne, 1623. |~||~||~||~||~| A fine copy of this rare Dutch poetical work; one of the key illustrated books issued in the time of Rembrandt and the Golden Age of the Netherlands. The Zeeland Nightingale is one of the finest of the many excellent seventeenth-century Dutch emblem books. The text represents a poetic anthology celebrating Zeeland's literary, artistic and poetic culture. "The bulk of the poem is devoted to an investigation of the nature of painting and its relation to poetry. Much attention is devoted to painting's ability to capture the whole of the visible world" (Ackley, Printmaking in the Age of Rembrandt, pp. 105-106). The Nightingale is divided into three songs or sections. Adriaen van de Venne's own poem, the Zeeusche Mey-Clacht or "Zeeland May Plaint" comprises the first section, with the famous Minne-Sang or "Love Song" illustrated by the Narcissus figure. This is followed by the Seden-Sang or "Song of Morals and Manners" and the Hemel-Sang or "Heavenly Song." "The Mey-Clacht is a kind of personal artistic credo of the Zeeland painter-poet. The poem opens just before dawn on May Day with the melancholy poet wandering in the Zeeland landscape" (idem). Adriaen Pietersz van der Venne (1589-1662) "was one of the most prolific designers for book illustration. No other seventeenth-century Dutch painter or illustrator recorded in such detail the daily life of all classes of Dutch society" (idem). The exquisite images include the famous engraving of Narcissus staring at his reflection in a pool of water; a few exceptionally rich garden scenes; a lively quarrel in a village square with the town-folk battering each other with chairs, brooms, baskets and cooking ladels; street venders selling mussels and one sharpening knives, shovels, etc.; and a Brueghel-like country celebration with peasants dancing to the tunes of flute and drum. In this special volume Van der Venne achieved an aesthetic and historical chef d'oeuvre of text and image. Upper hinge partially cracked, although ties strong and completely intact. Ackley, Printmaking in the Age of Rembrandt 63. Heckscher & Sherman, Emblem Books in the Princeton University Library 800. Landwehr, Low Countries 456. Praz, p. 540. Meertens, pp. 217-241. Franken, Van der Venne 97.

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        Les Metamorphoses Ou L'anse Dor

      Samuel Thiboust, FR 1623 - Paris, Samuel Thiboust, 1623. Hardback in full leather. Very good condition, with some chipping and rubbing to the boards, quite heavily worn. Some worm holes. First few leaves pulling away. Bookplate to front pastedown and owner's inscription. First leaf chipped to edges, browning to pastedowns and endpapers. Internally very good. Collates complete. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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