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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Ephemerides ad longitudinem almae urbis Romae. Ab anno MDCXXI usque ad MDCXL ex Prutenicis tabulis concinne 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 Copernikanischen 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 Second edition, first published in 1621. - "Argoli's extensive astronomical ephemerides... which were based on the observations of Tycho Brahe, gave a permanence to his reputation that his other writings would scarcely have achieved" (DSB). - Old annotations for the year 1629 and to title. Contemporary limp vellum, lightly stained. New endpapers. Lacking ties, else very good

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Regensburg / Bayern Regenspurg

      1623 ff. Motivmass: 7,1x14,1 Blattmass: 14,0x18,4 Kupferstich aus: Daniel Meissners 'Politisches Schatzkästlein' Schwarzweiß.

      [Bookseller: Conzen Kunsthandel Düsseldorf GbR]
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        Francisci Baronis de Verulamio, Vice-comitis Sancti Albani, Historia Vitae & Mortis. Sive, Titulus Secundus in Historia Naturali & Experimentali ad condendam Philosophiam: Quae est Instaurationis Magnae pars tertia.

      Londoni (London), In Officina Io. Haviland, impensis Matthaei Lownes 1623. 454 S. Kl.8°, Pergamenteinband der Zeit, geschriebener Rückentitel - Einband nur leicht fleckig und etwas knittrig, Leder-Riemchen, die das Buch vorne verschlossen, fehlen; kurze Bleistift-Eintagung eines Vorbesitzers, der dieses Buch 1887 in Berlin erwarb, Radierspuren (Namen ?) auf dem Titelblatt, Schmutzblätter etwas lädiert (eingerissen, knittrig), innen nur sehr vereinzelt - schwach - stock-/braunfleckig; insgesamt noch gut und sauber erhalten..

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Kerstin Daras]
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        RIME DI MICHELAGNOLO BVONARROTI. Raccolte da Michelagnolo suo Nipote.

      In Firenze, Appresso i Giunti. 1623.. 22x16 cm. 6 n.n. Bl., 88 S. Mit einer Holzschnittvignette auf dem Titel, einer grossen Holzschnitt-Initiale und verschiedenen Holzschnitt-Bordüren. Interimspappband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel.. Brunet I, 1394. - Erste Ausgabe. - Michelangelo verfasste zwischen 1530 und 1550 in Rom rund 300 literarische Texte, von denen er 89 im Jahre 1545/45 mit der Unterstützung seiner Freunde Luigi del Riccio und Donato Giannotti eine Veröffentlichung plante. Aus unbekannten Gründen blieb der Druck des in Reinschrift vorhandenen Manuskriptes aus. Obwohl sich Michelangelo selbst in erster Linie als Bildhauer und Maler verstand und seine Gedichte nur nebenbei verfasste, dürfen diese als einer der Höhepunkte der italienischen Lyrik des Cinquecento gelten (KNLL). - Die Veröffentlichung übernahm dann der Urenkel des Künstlers, gleichen Namens, der die meisten Texte stark überarbeitete und veränderte. Obwohl Michelangelo als Künstler Weltruhm genoss, fanden seine Gedichte wenig Beachtung. Erst nach der ersten Gesamtausgabe 1863 und den späteren kritischen Editionen wurde das literarische Werk, zum Teil kontrovers beachtet. In deutscher Sprache wurden die Gedichte durch die posthum herausgegebenen Übersetzung von Rilke bekannt. - Exemplar mit der überklebten Korrektur auf Seite 28, Zeile 6. Papier stellenweise fleckig. 2 Seiten mit Farbspuren. Seite 81 - 88 stärker fleckig und mit Wasserrand. Das Blatt 87/88 mit alt hinterlegtem Papierfehler am oberen Rand, und handschriftlicher Ergänzung des Autorennamens sowie der Seitenzahl. Am oberen Rand durchgehend etwas kanpp beschnitten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Thierstein]
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        Teatro D' Imprese. Parte Seconda.

      Venetia, Giacomo Sarzina, 1623.. 2. (von 2) Bänden. 4°. (88) Bl. (Index), 726 (von 728) S., (1) Bl. (Errata u. Impressum). Mit 1 gest. Titel und 347 Textkupfer. Späterer Halbpergamentband.. Landwehr (Romantic) 295. - Graesse II, 573. - Nur der zweite von zwei Teilen dieses seltenen Emblematikwerkes. - Das gest. Portrait fehlt. Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig und gebräunt. Vorsätze leimschattig. Der Einband fleckig. (Sprache: Italienisch / Italiano / Italian)

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        Vereinigung der Galenischen und Paracelsischen Artzney-Kunst [...].

      Basel, Ludwig König, 1623.. (16), 309 (recte: 307), (1) SS. Mit Holzschnittvignette am rot und schwarz gedruckten Titel, 8 Textholzschnitten (teils ganzseitig) und mehreren Kalendertabellen. (Beigebunden) 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 (recte: 153), (3) SS. Mit Holzschnittvignette am rot und schwarz gedruckten Titel. Pergamentband der Zeit auf drei durchzogenen Bünden. Reste von Bindebändern. Verblaßter dreiseitiger Farbschnitt. 4to.. Sammelband mit zwei seltenen medizinischen Frühdrucken. I: Einzige deutsche Ausgabe von Dariots "Trois discours de la preparation des medicamens" ("De praeparatione medicamentorum", Lyon 1582). Der Mediziner Claude Dariot (1533-94), 1553 in Montpellier immatrikuliert, wirkte als Stadtphysikus von Beaune und floh 1572 als Hugenotte nach Genf. Er suchte die Galenische und Paracelsische Schule des Heilverfahrens miteinander zu versöhnen: "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). Die Holzschnittillustrationen zeigen Öfen, Gefäße, Destillierkolben etc. Durchgehend gebräunt und braunfleckig; vor allem zu Beginn auch tintenfleckig und wasserrandig mit einigen Marginalien; einige kl. Papierdefekte (vereinzelt geringer Buchstabenverlust). - II: Einzige Ausgabe von Grasecks letztem bekannten Werk. Der Straßburger Arzt Georg Graseck (Graseccius) ist für die Wirkungszeit 1591-1615 nachgewiesen; am Titel bezeichnet er sich als "Fürstlich Württembergischer ordinierter Physicus". Das Werk untersucht, "was eygentlich [deß Menschen Leben] seye: welcher Gestalt und an welchem Ort des Leibs, solches gigniret, foviret, und gefunden wirdt: auch wannenhero die fürnemste, sorgsamste und gefährlichste Kranckheiten in dem Leib ihren Ursprung gewinnen". "Die Schrift ist wegen der ausführlichen Erörterung des Sitzes der Seele und der Lebenskraft für die Geschichte der Biologie und Physiologie interessant" (Taeuber & Weil, München, Kat. 34, Nr. 69 II). Der Titelholzschnitt (von Kembach noch in anderen Varianten als Signet verwendet) ist eine freie Wiedergabe des Speyerer Doms. Etwas gebräunt und wasserrandig. Einband stärker fleckig; Vorderdeckel gering aufgeworfen. Beide Werke seit 1950 nur in einem einzigen Exemplar auf Auktionen nachweisbar: Dariot 1951 bei Hartmann, St. Gallen, zugeschlagen (Kat. Nr. 1); ein einbandloses Exemplar von Graseccius wurde 1983 bei Hartung & Karl versteigert (41, 577). - I: VD 17, 23:291439E. Brüning 1385. - II: VD 17, 23:291475A. Beide nicht bei Wellcome oder Krivatsy.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Opus Morale in Praecepta Decalogi & Pars Altera

      Cardon, Lyon, 1623. Early Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Good Condition. 2 volumes in 1, contemporary vellum, worn, hinges cracked, spine worn, author penned to front board, binding sound overall; book title penned to page edge. Foxing and browning and light scattered dampstains, but nothing affecting legibility. With a separate title for the second part, printed in two columns. 320pp, 374pp plus index. Size: Folio. 2-volume set (complete). Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Inventory No: 044322. .

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        Lexicon syriacum ex inductione omnium exemplorum Novi Testamenti syriaci adornatum

      Cothenis Anhaltinorum: Officina Cortheniana. 1623. "First and apparently only edition, small 4to, pp. [8], 725-[726]; full contemporary vellum contemporary manuscript ink title; small abrasion along top upper cover edge, else near fine. Early 18th century library manuscript name (illegible) and 19th century ownership signature on title page. The most comprehensive Syriac dictionary to date. Trost also edited a polyglot bible, a Syriac New Testament, and a Hebrew grammar. Graesse VII, 103; Zaunmuller, p. 372; Vancil, p. 237."

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        EXPOSICION PARAPHRASTICA DE LOS PSALMOS.

      s.n. 1623?., s.l. - Falto de portada. Anotaciones. Marcas de polilla. Enc. Pergamino. CONTRA REEMBOLSO, +5.00€ LIBRO EN ESPANOL

      [Bookseller: Librería Javier Fernández]
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        Lexicon Syriacum.

      - Ex Inductione omnium exemplorum Novi Testamenti Syriaci adornatum; Adjecta singulorum vocabulorum significatione latina & germanica, cum Indice triplici. Cothenis Anhaltinorum 1623. Prostat Lipsiae in Officina Cotheniana. 4:o. (8) + 724 pages (numbered total 722 as four pages, 478 and 479, are numbered twice, but with the text in consecutive order). Newly bound with boards covered in blue paper. Soiled edges. Damage ( by mouse) upper edge, extended 1/2 - 1 cm. right at the end near the spine, with hardly visible loss of paper in the upper margins of the leaves. Similar damage outer end of lower edge, 2 cm. in length with minimal loss of paper. Extensive waterstain, almost covering half the leaves, from page 621 to the end and a miscoloration in the lower outer margin from page 353, getting larger to the end. 20 x 16 cm.[#\66438] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria Bok & Bildantikvariat AB]
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        Histoire Généalogique de la Maison de Montmorency et de Laval justifié par Chartes, Tiltres, Arrests, & autres bonnes & certaines preuves. Enrichie de plusieurs figures, & divisée en XII Livres. [SUIVI DE] Preuve de l'Histoire de la Maison de Montmorency tirées des chartes de diverses Églises, des Registres de la Chancellerie, du Parlement, & de la Chambre des Comptes, & de plusieurs Tiltres & Historiens. Avec les figures des anciens seaux & Armes, dont les Seigneurs & Dames de Montmorency seelloient leurs Actes

      Paris: Chez Sebastien Cramoisy, 1623 Texte manuscrit du XVIIe siècle sur le recto et le verso du premier blanc et dans le haut du faux-titre. (1f) - Faux-titre - Page Titre - (20p) - 696 pages - (14p) - Page titre - 419 pages - (1f) / Reliure d'origine usée, mors fendues, coiffes abimés. Signature de 1712 dans le haut de la page titre, réparation experte de l'époque sur la page titre, autrement les pages intérieures sont en très bonne condition, sans inscription, propres et solides. TRÈS RARE. Photos disponibles sur demande. 22,5cm x 36cm. 4,5 kg.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        Annales Ecclesiastici ex XII TomisCaesaris BaroniiS.R.E. Presb. Cardinalis,Bibliothecarii Apostoliciin Epitomen Redacti

      ONT>By Caesaris Baronii, 1623 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of thishistory of the first twelve centuries of the Christian churchfrom Italian cardinal and historian Caesar Baronius. Second edition. It was first published between 1588 and 1607 as a response to the Lutheran Historia Ecclesiae Christi (History of the Church of Christ) in which the Magdeburg theologians surveyed the history of the church in order to demonstrate how the Catholic Church represented the Antichrist and had deviated from the beliefs and practices of the early church. Long before Baronius was appointed Librarian of the Vatican in 1597, he had access to material and sources in its archives that were previously unpublished or unused. He used these in the development of his work. Accordingly, Annales Ecclesiastici is considered by most as extremely useful and complete. The eminent historian Lord Acton called it the greatest history of the Church ever written. He began writing this account of the Church after nearly thirty years of lecturing at Santa Maria in Vallicella. In the Annales he treats history in strict chronological order and keeps theology in the background. Originally published in twelve folio volumes. With engraved title page. In Latin. With frontispiece of the author. Condition: Rebound in a half-morocco binding. Externally sound, though with wear to the extremities and some marks to the boards. Slight loss to the rear board, and closed tear to the head of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Front hinge is strained, with cords visible. Institutional ink stamp to title page, and to endpapers. Pages are spotted throughout, with some heavier foxing in places. Overall: GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Li dottori forestieri che in Bologna hanno letto teologia, filosofia, medicina, & arti liberali.

      Nicolò Tebaldini 1623 ALIDOSI, Nicolò Pasquale. Bologna, Nicolò Tebaldini, 1623. In-4°, cartone officinale. (8), 103 pp. Ottimo esemplare. Frati, 6018.

      [Bookseller: Brighenti libri esauriti e rari]
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        GEORGII MERULAE ALEXANDRINI ANTIQUITATIS VICECOMITUM LIBRI X. (segue) DUODECIM VICECOMITUM MEDIOLANI PRINCIPUM VITAE, Auctore Paulo Iovio Episcopo Nucerino (segue) PHILIPPI MARIAE VICECOMITIS MEDIOL. DUCIS TERTII VITA, Auctore Petro Candido Decembrio.

      apud Heredes Malatestae (1623-1630). In-4 gr. (mm. 318X220), 3 opere in 1 vol., piena pergam. coeva, decoraz. e tit. oro al dorso, tagli rossi, 18 cc.nn., 326 pp.num., 3 cc.nn. (di cui 2 bianche); 4 cc.nn. (di cui 2 bianche), 139 pp.num., 2 cc.nn. (ultima bianca); 40 pp.num., 2 cc.nn. La seconda opera porta al fine: "Mediolani, Apud Heredes Malatestae 1630". Il vol. è illustrato da due bellissimi frontespizi figurati con al centro le armi viscontee (disegnati dal Cerrano e inc. in rame da Cesare Bassano) e da 12 pregevoli tavv. con i ritratti in medaglione dei Duchi di Milano, pure inc. in rame. Cfr. Cat. Hoepli,779: ""Edizione originale" dell'opera del Decembrio, che generalmente manca quantunque sia indicata nella prima carta nn. Le "Antiquitates" del Merula furono stampate per la prima volta dal Minutianus nel 1500, e di nuovo nel tomo XXV dei 'Rerum Ital. Script.' del Muratori insieme alla seconda parte che era ancora inedita. Anche la ?Vita? di Filippo Maria Visconti fu riedita dal Muratori (Rerum Ital. Script., tomo XX) con aggiunte. Tanto l'Argelati che il Predari stabiliscono la data di stampa di quest'ultima nel 1625 basandosi sulla data del "Nihil obstat" - Argelati,II,II,2135 - Predari, p. 140 e 163 - Graesse,IV,501 - Brunet,III,1663. Fresco esemplare, molto ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        America

      Jodocus Hondius, Amsterdam 1623 - Stunning early map of the Western Hemisphere. Includes inset vignette of Brazilian natives making alcohol, as depicted by De Bry. Decorative animals and ships dot the seas, exemplifying various regions including Japan, Greenland, Florida, South America, and Europe. From the 1623 Latin edition of "Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae" (Mercator-Hondius Atlas). Originally created by Mercator, this plate was later added to by Hondius. Based on numerous sources, Hondius' updated version is more accurate, particularly in the west coast of South America. Although no image loss, expert repairs to lower and upper centerfold, very slight abrasion to paper in the border of the inset vignette. Light scattered staining to margins. Gerard 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. Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) was a prolific 17th century Dutch mapmaker who purchased Mercator's plates in 1604. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 14.75" x 19 5/8".

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        Anglia Regnum

      Amsterdam, 1623. Copper engraving, 35.5 x 47.5, recent hand-colour, closed centrefold split, Latin text on verso.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        Discours de l'etat et des grandeurs de Jesus

      London - Antoine Estiene, 1623 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce second edition complete two volume set of 'Discours de l'tat et des grandeurs de Jsus', written by Pierre de Brulle (February 1575 October 1629), a French cardinal and statesman, one of the most important mystics of the 17th century in France, and founder of the French school of spirituality. He is generally regarded as being the initiator of the so-called French School of Spirituality, and he founded the Congregation of the Oratory in France. He was deeply involved in Church renewal in France in the seventeenth century, and was made a Cardinal in 1627. Brulle left several written works, the remarkable qualities of which led Pope Urban VIII to call him the Apostolus Verbi incarnati. An invertedcopperplate ink inscription has been left to the blank verso of the last page (Volume II). In French. Condition: Rebound in blind stamped full vellum. Externally, a trifle rubbed with some slight loss and tidemarks. Internally, firmly bound, with someage toning and occasional marks, as expected for books of this age. The first Volume conatinssome tidemarks andevidence of some past worming. The second Volume isbright and clean with only the odd mark. Inboth Volumes, small amateur repairs have been left, from page 81-120, 1a-16a, 511/2 and the title page. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD..

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        An Album of Thirteen Portraits of Members of the Barth von und zu Harmating und Eurasburg Family Bound in leather with silver mounts, closures; paint and goldleaf on vellum

      Eurasburg, German A BEAUTIFULLY BOUND 17TH CENTURY ALBUM OF A NOBLE GERMAN FAMILY Book size: 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" Painting size: 2 1/2" x 2 1/4" circa 17th century This fascinating book from 17th-century Germany depicts several generations of the Barth von und zu Eurasburg family, prominent German nobility in Bavaria. As indicated in their surname, this noble family lived in a castle in Eurasburg, a municipality in Oberbayern (Upper Bavaria) that sits about 40 kilometers south of the Bavarian state capital, Munich. On thirteen of the books pages, small paintings on vellum modeled after large-scale portraits are affixed, capturing the images of relatives. Each painting has been executed with utmost skill and detail, from the tiny hairs on a fur wrap to the meticulously applied goldleaf of a brocade jacket. All of the portraits are similarly formal in appearance. Clues to the vocation of each person are apparent, such as the priests' collar and rosary of one man, and the sumptuous garb of a wealthy burgher of another. In each painting, the family's coat of arms hovers just above the left or right shoulder of the subject, contrasting with the identical cream colored background. Around the time this family album of sorts was created in 1623, the Bavarian duke replaced his relative, the Count Palatine of the Rhine in the early days of the Thirty Years' War and acquired the powerful prince-electoral dignity in the Holy Roman Empire, determining its Emperor thence forward, as well as special legal status under the empire's laws. Also the Upper Palatinate was reunited with Bavaria. The ambitions of the Bavarian prince electors led to several wars with Austria during the early-18th century. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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        Argenis.

      Frankfurt am Main, Daniel & David Aubry & Clemens Schleich, 1623. - 665, (1) SS. Mit Holzschnittdruckermarke am Titel. Pergamentband um 1700 mit hs. Rückenschildchen in rot und schwarz und dreifachen blindgepr. Deckelfileten. 8vo. Zweite in Deutschland erschienene Ausgabe des berühmten Romans des katholischen englischen Satirikers John Barclay (1582-1621). Zuvor 1622 in Straßburg gedruckt. "The Argenis is a political romance; actual figures of Barclay’s time play a role in it, such as Queen Elizabeth (Hyanisbe)" (Faber du F. I, 62). Das Werk entfaltete seine außerordentliche Wirkung seit seinem ersten Erscheinen in Barclays Todesjahr (in Paris) bis weit ins 18. Jahrhundert. "Richelieu kannte das Werk, und es scheint, daß er sich in Einzelzügen seiner Politik davon leiten ließ, Crashaw übersetzte Verse daraus, Leibniz soll den Roman auf dem Sterbebett noch gelesen haben, Rousseau schätzte, Cowper und Coleridge priesen die Argenis" (KLL IV, 1155). - Titel gelockert und mit hs. Besitzvermerk "Ex Libris Antonii Biderman[ni] Ao. 1631" (bei der Neubindung Ende des 17. Jhs. minimal angeschnitten); von derselben Hand zahlr. zeitgenöss. Anstrichungen und Marginalien. Später in der Bibliothek der Wiener Kapuziner (hs. Besitzvermerk um 1700 am 1. Widmungsblatt). Vordergelenk angeplatzt. Durchgehend leicht gebräunt, sonst gutes, sauberes Exemplar dieser frühen Ausgabe. VD 17, 23:331104P. Vgl. Graesse I, 291.

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        Raddologgia, overo Arimmetica Virgolare in due libri divisa: con appresso un espeditissimo Prontuario della Molteplicatione, & poi un libro di Arimmetica Locale

      Verona: Angelo Tamo, 1623. * Macdonald p. 134; not in Riccardi or Piantanida; Norman 1574 (1617); in the absence of a good published collation for the plates, the copy has been compared to the Columbia Copy (Plimpton Collection). With thanks to Ms. Jennifer Lee for confirming the correct number of plates.. Rare first Italian edition (first 1617) of the first description and explanation of the use of “Napier’s Bones,” an automatic calculating device of interest for the history of computing, designed by the inventor of the logarithm. The work contains notes and additions by the translator, and the original illustrations of the 1617 are altered and augmented. The work seems to have been known by Galileo: in the National Edition, there are three letters by the mathematician Bonaventura Cavalieri to Galileo discussing Napier, and asking for his opinion (vols. xiii.62; xiv.58, 89; xvii.145). “In 1617 Napier’s intense concern for the practicalities of computation led him to publish another book, the Rabdologiae, which contains a number of elementary calculating devices, including the rods known as ‘Napier’s bones.’ These rods, which in essence constitute a mechanical multiplication table, had a considerable vogue for many years after his death. Each rod is engraved with a table of multiples of a particular digit, the tens and units being separated by an oblique stroke.”

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        Historia Vitae et Mortis (History of Life and Death; De sapientia veterum, liber (The Wisdom of the Ancients)

      Two of Bacon's most famous works bound together in contempory vellum and replacement endpapers of heavy brown paper. Both works published by Ioannis Maire, a famous and influential scholar, publisher, printer and bookseller in Leiden. Historia vitae et mortis (first published in 1623) was the second of Bacon's proposed six natural histories. He only completed two. The first was Historia ventorum (1622). De sapientia veterum (first published in 1609) is a collection of thirty-one myths and fables from antiquity, together with Bacon?s interpretation of them. The work is both literary and philosophical. Both thought to be Maire first editions: Historia vitae et morti, 1637, 476 pp.; De sapientia veterum, 1633, 200 pp. Very few copies are known to exist of these small "pocket" editions. Rare, scarce.

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        Discorsi dell'Honore, della Riputazione, della Gloria, del Buon Concetto Ne' quali con pensieri la più parte nuovi, ma però tratti dai più ripoti sentimenti dell'Etica, e della Politica, si discorre pienamente di tutte queste materie, Mostrando a Prencipi, a Dame, a Cavalieri, a Gentil'humini, et a gl'altri huomini tutti il vero modo da rendersi honorati, chiari, et illustri.

      Presso Marco Ginami,, In Venetia, 1623 - Cm. 24,5, pp. (38) 255 (1). Marchio tipografico al frontespizio. Legatura settecentesca in cart. alla rustica con nervi a vista e titoli manoscritti al dorso. Una reintegrazione all'angolo bianco del frontespizio ed una striscetta di carta bianca rimossa all'ultima carta, qualche rada arrossatura, peraltro esemplare genuno e marginoso (in barbe). Di quest'opera esistono due distinte tirature che si differenzano per la presenza della dedica al sig. Gieronimo Pina gentil'huomo di Cataro. Alcuni esemplari presentano quindi 3 carte di dedica fra le preliminari e l'esplicito richiamo al frontespizio, altri non possiedono tale dedica ed il frontespizio porta tutt'altra dicitura in luogo del richiamo alla dedica. Non comune edizione originale di quest'opera dello Zuccolo (1568-1630), scrittore politico faentino detto il 'Picentino'. Cfr. Choix de Olschki,II,1822: "Ouvrage fort rare, important pour l'histoire des moeurs. A la fin de la table se trouvent six lignes en vers slaves". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MANUSCRITO RÉGIO SÉC. XVII - FILIPE IV DE ESPANHA, III DE PORTUGAL.

      - 1 fólio duplo (26,5x32 cm). Lisboa. 8 de Junho de 1623. Assinatura [firma]régia. Documentonotarial manuscrito sobre pergaminho com a carta de quitação [ou recibo]relativa ao pagamento da rendaa pagar ao reipela exploração agrícola de um paul.Apresentando-se com dano (corte) na dobra sem perda de suporte ou texto e com falta habitual do selo régio pendente de chumbo, referido no documento. Acondicionado dentro de lâmina dupla de acrílico. Transcrevemos o documento com ortografia adaptada / actualizada: Dom Philippe per graça de deos Rey de Portugal e dos Algarves e dallem mar em Africa Snr de Guine e da Conquista navegação e Comercio de Ethiopia, Arabia, pérsia e da India Eu faço saber a quantos esta minha carta de quitaçaõ Virem que eu mandei tomar conta em meus contos do Pagtº e casa a Francisco Petis Aranha que servio.do paul da sequa os anos de seicentos e dezoito seiscentos e dezanove e pela Recadação dela se mostra receber nos ditos dous annos oitenta e nove mil e duzentos e sessenta rs. & de trigo noventa e nove mil e vinte oito alq[ueires] de trigo & cinquenta e cinco moyos trinta e seis alqueires de cevada [etc, etc.]. O que tudo dispendeu entregou sem ficar a dever cousa alguma se vio pela dita conta que se lhe for tomada pelo contador Francisco Cabral Godinho Vista pelo Provedor Bertolomeu Sueiro, pelo que quedou por quite e livre ao dito Francisco Petis Aranha e a todos os seus herdeiros e sucessores do dito dinheiro e mais coisas assina no encerramento da dita conta declaradas para que nunca algum por isso sejam requeridos nem demandados em meus Cons[selhos] nem fora deles por de tudo ter dado com entrega como dito é. E mando aos Vedores de minha Faz[enda] e ao meu contador mor dos ditos contos a[ssim] a todos os corregedores, ouvidores, juizes, justiças oficiais e pessoas a que pertencer comprar. E guardem e façam inteiramente cumprir e guardar esta minha carta de quitação que por fineza de todo lhe mandei dar por mim assinada e selada com o meu selo pendente, a Francisco Leitão [Debrie?] escrivão dos ditos contos a fez em Lxª [Lisboa] aos oito de junho Ano do nascimtº de nosso senhor jesus cristo de mil seiscentos vinte e tres anos. EL REI F[elipe].:.- No rosto verso exterior do documento encontra-se o Visto e a assinatura de Bartolomeu Soeiro [Berlameu Sueiro F&]. Location/localizacao: Grav.

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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. 13 5/8 x 19 1/8 inches. 17 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches. 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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        Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfredo Lhuydo

      Amsterdam, 1623. Map. Copper engraving, 35 x 49.5, recent hand-colour, closed centrefold split, Latin text on verso. Mercator’s version of the map by Welsh antiquary Humphrey Lluyd, first published by Ortelius in the 1570s when it was the earliest printed map to show Wales as a separate region. Koeman Me 27A

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        Handschriftlicher Brief an Anna, Fürstin zu Anhalt-Bernburg geborene Gräfin zu Bentheim-Tecklenburg. Mit Unterschrift

      Rheda, 22.Oktober 1623. 32 cm. 1 Seite auf Kanzleibogen, rückseitig adressiert und Empfangsdatum: 31. Oktober 1623 - Margaretha (Margarete), geb. Prinzessin von Nassau-Wiesbaden, war die Witwe des Grafen Adolf von Bentheim-Tecklenburg (1577 - 1623). Einladung an ihre Schwägerin, die Gattin des Grafen Christian I. zu Anhalt-Bernburg: "... mit Ihrer Fürstl. Comitat unbeschwert alhier anzulangen ... Margaretha Greffin zu Bentheim-Teklenburg Wittibe". Christian I., Oberbefehlshaber des böhmischen Heeres, wurde nach der verlorenen Schlacht bei Prag vom Kaiser geächtet und war bis 1624 außer Landes. Nur wenig fleckig, Siegel beim Öffnen des Briefes entfernt -

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        DELLA AGRICOLTURA DI M. AFRICO CLEMENTE PADOVANO, accomodata all'uso de' nostri tempi, & al servitio d'ogni paese. Con molte aggiunte di Ricordi utili, & curiosi in quest'ultima impressione. Libri sei. Nelli quali si contiene il vero,

      In Vicenza: per il Megietti, 1623. & utilissimo modo di coltivare le cose di Villa. Con l'aggiunta ancora del Settimo Libro intorno alle pescagioni, et la Tavola delle cose notabili, per ordine d'Alfabeto. SECOND EDITION 1623, text in Italian, small 8vo, approximately 140 x 95 mm, 5½ x 3¾ inches, pictorial device on title page showing 2 hens either side of a tall plant, another the same on verso, large publisher's device on final unnumbered leaf with an anchor and a dolphin, on verso is another the same but more crudely engraved, a few decorated initials and headpieces, pages: (32), 444, (2); collation: *-**8, A-Ee8, bound in full 19th century vellum over boards, border to covers of double blue rules, pale blue gilt decorated and lettered vellum label to spine, pale yellow edges, marbled endpapers. Book I deals with cultivation of different types of land and growing various crops; Book II: constructing farm buildings, tree felling for use in construction, wells and tanks, poultry, fish ponds, gardens, tree planting and cultivation, fruit and nuts; Book III: kitchen gardening, horticulture, vegetables; Book IV: vines and vineyards, grapes, wines; Book V: farm animals, cows, bulls and calves, horses, pigs; Book VI: tasks month by month, how to read and react to weather signs; Book VII: freshwater fishing without nets. Blue rules to covers slightly rubbed, occasional small pale mark to margins, small college stamp to verso front endpaper, no other library signs, a very good clean tight copy of a scarce farming title. First published in Venice in 1608 and reprinted in 1677, 1692 and 1696. Aslin, Catalogue of Printed Books on Agriculture 1471-1840, page 255, listing only the edition of 1696; Wellcome Library, Volume II, listing only the edition of 1677. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Chronicon Originis et Fundationis Monasterij Scheirn ord S. Benedicti

      London - Typis Gregorij Hnlin, 1623 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce edition of this chronicle of the Benedictine monks of the ScheyernAbbey (Kloster-Scheyern) in Germany. Scheyern Abbey, formerly also Scheyern Priory (Kloster Scheyern) is a house of the Benedictine Order in Scheyern in Bavaria. The monastery at Scheyern was established in 1119 as the final site of the community originally founded in around 1077 at Bayrischzell by Countess Haziga of Aragon, wife of Otto II, Count of Scheyern, the ancestors of the Wittelsbachs. The first monks were from Hirsau Abbey, of which the new monastery was a priory, founded as it was against the background of the Investiture Controversy and the Hirsau Reforms. The original site proved unsuitable for a number of reasons, including difficulties with water supply, and the monastery moved in 1087 to Fischbachau. When that site too proved unsuitable, they moved to Petersberg, in 1104. In Latin. The dedication is to the Holy Cross and the Assumption of the Virgin Mary: the abbey has had in its possession since 1180 a relic of the Holy Cross from Jerusalem, and is still today a place of pilgrimage for this reason. By the 13th century the abbey had already gained a reputation for its school of illumination and its scriptorium. Including decorative title page. With monastic bookplate to front pastedown. Condition: In a vellum binding. Externally worn, with dampstaining to the boards and slight loss in places. Backstrip lifting. Internally, firmly bound. Ink inscription and library label to front pastedown. Pages are quite bright, with some scattered light spotting throughout. Overall: FAIR..

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        Il Saggiatore nel quale con bilancia esquisita si ponderano le cose contenute nella Libra Astronomica...di Lotario Sarsi

      Rome: Giacomo Mascardi, 1623. First edition, first issue of an outstanding document in the history of science. The work grew out of the appearance of three comets in the autumn of 1618 and articulate the principal arguments of whether they were atmospheric or celestial phenomena. More importantly, Il Saggiatore is intimately connected with, if indeed it did not originate, the rift between Galileo and the Jesuits which ultimately saw the astronomer imprisoned by the Inquisition after the publication of the Dialogo in 1632. Il Saggiatore is often called Galileo’s “scientific manifesto,” and is certainly one of the most celebrated polemics in the history of physical science. It is the first of Galileo’s works written after the Inquisiton’s warning not to propound or defend the Copernican theory, which of course he does, albeit in covert form. The engraved illustrations in Il Saggiatore include some of the earliest published of the rings of Saturn, Mars in inferior and superior conjunction, and the phases of Venus. The work comes in several issues, of which this is the first, with the short errata list correcting 16 errors.* Cinti 73; Riccardi I.511, 628; De Backer-Sommervogel III.1684-86; L’Accademia dei Lincei e la cultura europea nel XVII secolo, 14 (Grassi), 15 (Galileo) and generally pp. 75ff.; Drake & O'Malley, The Controversy of the Comets of 1618, p. vi.. 4to. [22 x 16.5 cm], (7) ff., including engraved title and portrait of Galileo signed Villamoena, 236 pp. Bound in 19th-century vellum. Excellent.

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        America

      Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius, 1623. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 14.75" x 19 5/8". Stunning early map of the Western Hemisphere. Includes inset vignette of Brazilian natives making alcohol, as depicted by De Bry. Decorative animals and ships dot the seas, exemplifying various regions including Japan, Greenland, Florida, South America, and Europe. From the 1623 Latin edition of "Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae" (Mercator-Hondius Atlas). Originally created by Mercator, this plate was later added to by Hondius. Based on numerous sources, Hondius' updated version is more accurate, particularly in the west coast of South America. Although no image loss, expert repairs to lower and upper centerfold, very slight abrasion to paper in the border of the inset vignette. Light scattered staining to margins. Gerard 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. Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) was a prolific 17th century Dutch mapmaker who purchased Mercator's plates in 1604.

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        Leonis Magnis Romani Pontificis Eius Nominis Primi, Maximi Tavrinensis Episcopi, Petri Chrysologi Ravennatis Episcopi, Fulgentii Episcopi Ruspensis & Valeriani Epsicopi Cemeliensis, Opera Omnia Quae Reperiri Potuerunt cum Indicibus Necessariis

      Paris - Hieronuymi Drovart, 1623 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce collection ofseventeenth century religious textsLeonis Magnis Romani Pontificis Eius Nominis Primi, Maximi Tavrinensis Episcopi, Petri Chrysologi Ravennatis Episcopi, Fulgentii Episcopi Ruspensis & Valeriani Epsicopi Cemeliensis, Opera Omnia Quae Reperiri Potuerunt cum Indicibus Necessariis. In Latin. Three volumes bound in one. With decorative pieces and capitals throughout and two colour title pages. The first volume contains the sermons on Leo I followed by hisletters and degrees with a scriptural index to front and a further index to rear. Pope Saint Leo I, also known as Leo the Great (c391-461) was the Bishop of Rome - the Pope - of the Christian Church from 29 September 440 to his death on 10 November 461. The second volume contains the sermons of S. P. Archbishop Peter Chrysologi with a scriptural index to front and further index to rear. The third volume contains the works of S. P. Fulgentii. A revised edition, with authoritativeadditions with of further observation and enlightenment on topics of scripture. With a scriptural index to front and further index to rear. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown and a label to front free endpaper. Condition: Rebound in half calf with cloth covered boards. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, slight rubbing and marks to boards. Spine labelabsent. Joints held by cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean but with occasional foxing and handling marks, tidemarks in places some slight ink marks, in particular to title where an inscription has been crossed outand some marginal annotations. With evidence of past worming. Overall: GOOD.

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        Nombramiento de inquisidor del Santo Oficio en la ciudad de Granada a Paulo de Córdoba y Valencia

      - Fecha. Lugar; 1623, diciembre, 15. Granada. Nivel de descripción; Unidad documental simpleDescripción física; Pequenas perforaciones pero en general buen estadoVolumen. Soporte; 500 x 400 mm.; pergamino. Nombre del productor; Santo Oficio de la Inquisición. Tribunal de Granada. Pizarro, Gabriel deAranda Alarcón, licenciado Jodar y Clemente, Francisco deLopez de Fuentes de Año, JuanGuerrero, Cristóbal.Alcance y contenido Nombramiento como calificador de la Inquisición de Paulo de Córdoba y Valencia, prestando juramento de secreto y fidelidad, probada su probidad, y encargándose de los negocios de la Inquisición en GranadaLengua/escritura; Castellano; gótica uncial.Notas; Capital decorada; miniada a dos tintas; primera línea de letra gótica decorada: firmas de los inquisidores de Granada. Año: 1623

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        The Imperiall Historie; or the Lives of the Emperors, from Iulius Caesar, the First Founder of the Roman Monarcy, unto this present Yeere [sic]: Containing their Liues and Actions, with the Rising and Declining of that Empire ... First written in Spanish by Pedro Mexia, and since continued by some others, to the death of Maximilian the Second. Translated into English by W. T. and now Corrected, amplified and contined to these times by Edward Grimeston

      London: Printed by H. L. for Matthew Lownes, 1623. First and only edition by Grymeston. Spine a bit worn at joint and ends, some rubbing, slight browning and foxing, title page laid down, else fine. Half folio.

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        La Historia d'Italia di M. Francesco Guicciardini Gentil'huomo fiorentino divisa in venti libri. Riscontrata con tutti gli altri historici e autori che delle istesse cose habbiano scritto per Thomaso Porcacchi da Castiglione Arretino con un giudicio fatto dal medesimo per discoprir tutte le bellezze di questa historia et una raccolta di tutte le sententie sparse per l'opera...

      Appresso Agostin Pasini 1623 In 4, cc. 48 + 488. Sporadiche gore e fiuoriture. Piccola manc. restaurata al f.  P. pg. coeva. Buona edizione seicentesca di questo classico della storiografia italiana edit per la prima volta nel 1561 e al quale vennero in seguito aggiunti gli ultimi quattro  libri.   ITA

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        LETTERE del signor F.V., Parte prima. Scritte à nome di diuersi Cardinali, e d''altri Principi Secolari. Ordinate sotto campi di Congratulatione. Ricerco. Complimenti puri. Ringratiamenti. Raccomandatione, e Morte. Dalle quali facilmente si scorge il vero modo di scriuere Lettere secondo Auttori, vso moderno. Dedicate All''Illustrissimo Sig. Aluise Mocenigo primo fù dell''Illustriss. Sig. Thoma. Con licenza e privilegio, [[[]]incisione con ritratto dell''autore[]] In Venetia, Appresso, Alessandro de'' Vecchi, MDCXXIII. // Id., Parte seconda. Scritte à nome proprio, id. id.

      De'' Vecchi Alessandro 1623 4° [[[]]cm. 20 × 14,5[]]; 2 frontespizi (il secondo a p. 305); f. 1 di guardia, pp. 16 n.n. + 370 + 2 bianche n.n., ff. 2 di guardia (asportate le controguardie). Leg. coeva in pelle con impressioni in oro sul dorso molto logora nei piatti. Nota di possesso sul frontespizio. Annotazione seicentesca sul primo foglio di guardia: Epistolografo di supremo valore e dei primissimi fra gl''Italiani. Due fori ai lati dell''incisione nel frontespizio causati dalla corrosione dell''inchiostro col quale erano stati disegnati due soli. Scarabocchi sul verso del frontespizio e nel margine inferiore della pagina successiva. Fregi e capilettera xilografici.

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        The Feminine Monarchie or The Historie of Bees: Shewing their admirable Nature and Properties, Their Generation and Colonies, Their Govermnet, Loyaltie, Art, Induftrie, Enemies, Warres, Magnanimitie, etc....: 2nd Ed.;

      London, Printed by John Haviland for Roger Jackson,1623.. HARDBACK, full later blind-embossed calf, with gilt lettering on red spine label, frontispiece, unpaginated, uncut but opened, many illus. 146mm x 190mm (5.75" x 7.5"), head and tail lightly rubbed, former owner's notes (handwritten in script) and 'brass-rubbings' of coins on original end-papers which are brown, with chips at edges and missing small parts of corners, another former owner's bookplate on new front end-paper, title-page and frontispiece slightly soiled with small ink mark on title-page (not affecting text), fore-edge of title-page and frontispiece uncut, occasional light marginal marks on pages, otherwise a very fine copy. "This is the greatest early British Bee Book" - British Bee Books No. 18. Very Scarce. From the S. A. Baldwin Bee Library.

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        The Feminine Monarchie or The Historie of Bees: (2nd ed);

      London, John Haviland for Roger Jackson, 1623.. HARDBACK, quarter-vellum with marbled boards, lacks frontispiece (but facsimile loosely inserted), un-paginated, many illus., 140mm x 192mm (5" x 7.75"), former owner's details on title-page and bookplate on front end-paper, head, tail and corners bumped, boards worn with small losses, some light spotting and marks, small tear in fore-edge of two pages (not affecting text), bottom edge of some pages uneven (not affecting text), light brown stain to bottom edge of some of rear pages, otherwise a very fine copy internally. "This is the greatest early British Bee Book" - British Bee Books No. 18. Very Scarce. From the S. A. Baldwin Bee Library.

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        Opera. Tomus primus: Qui continet De Dignitate & Augmentis Scientiarum. Libros IX [i.e.: De Augmentis Scientiarum]. (All).

      London, Joannis Haviland, 1623 [later altered in manuscript to 1624]. Small folio. Bound in a lovely early 19th century full vellum binding with gilt borders to boards and gilt ornamentations and gilt title-label to spine.Lower front hinge cracked, but bidning still tight. A bit of edge wear, but overall very nice. Woodcut title-vignettes (burning heart) and woodcut initials in beginning. Text within single woodcut borders. (18), 493, (1 - errata) pp. Complete with both title-pages (no final blank). Old owner's name to title page (along with the dates 1624 and 1648), unlegible scribbles to second title-page, and "collated e perfect" in old hand to last leaf. A very nice and clean copy with good margins.. The extremely rare first edition of what is arguably Bacon's main work "De Augmentis Scientiarum", in which he sets out to lay the foundations of science entirely anew and reform the process of knowledge for the advancement of learning. Bacon believes that the advancement of learning will ultimately relieve mankind from its miseries and needs, and as such he not only reformed the foundations of science, he also laid the philosophical foundations for the dawning of the Industrial age. His proposed change of the collective thought of mankind completely reshaped the entire course of science in history. The aim of the present work - to investigate and re-classify philosophy and the sciences - marks a turning point in the rhetorical and theoretical framework for science, which is still essential for our conceptions of proper methodology today.The "De Augmentis Scientarum" constitutes a greatly expanded and completely re-written version of the "Advancement of Learning" (1605). The Latin is by William Rawley, in close collaboration with Bacon himself, who oversaw the entire process. When speaking of "De Augmentis Scientiarum" one never refers the incomparable English forerunner of the work (which was only in 2 books as opposed to the 9 of the "De Augmentis Scientiarum"). The first English translation of the "De Augmentis Scientiarum" appeared in 1640 and is translated by Gilbert Wats as "Of the Advancement and Proficiencie of Learning".The "De Augmentis Scientiarum" was intended as Part 1 of Bacon's proposed, but never completed "Instauratio magna" (PMM 119). "Bacon conceived a massive plan for the reorganization of scientific method and gave purposeful thought to the relation of science to public and social life. His pronouncement "I have taken all knowledge to be my province" is the motto of his work... [His] proposal was "a total reconstruction of sciences, arts and all human knowledge... to extend the power and dominion of the human race... over the universe". The plan for this was to be set out in six parts: (1) a complete survey of human knowledge and learning; this was expounded in the "De Augmentis Scientiarum", 1623 (a greatly extended version of "The Advancement of Learning", 1605)... Of parts (3) to (5) only fragments were ever published; part (6) remained unwritten." (PMM 119 - the header being "The Advancement of Learning"). Francis Bacon's Great Instauration for learning and the sciences was thus to be introduced by his most important work, the "De Augmentis Scientiarum", which he himself considered the most fundamental for the project that caused him to be considered one of the fathers of modern science. "In "De augmentis scientiarum", which is concerned primarily with the classification of philosophy and the sciences, Bacon develops his influential view of the relation between science and theology. He distinguishes in traditional fashion between knowledge by divine revelation and knowledge by the senses, and divides the latter into natural theology, natural philosophy, and the sciences of man... Having placed his project within the complete framework of knowledge in true Aristotelian fashion, Bacon proceeds to demolish all previous pretentions to natural philosophy. His aim is to lay the foundations of science entirely anew, neither leaping to unproved general principles in the manner of the ancient philosophers nor heaping up unrelated facts in the manner of the "empirics" (among whom he counts contemporary alchemists and natural magicians). "Histories," or collections of data, are to be drawn up systematically and used to raise an ordered system of axioms that will eventually embrace all the phenomena of nature."... (D.S.B. I:374-75). For Bacon, this proposed reformation would lead to a great advancement in science and a progeny of new inventions that would relieve mankind of its miseries. His demand for a planned procedure of investigating all things natural marked a turning point in the rhetorical and theoretical framework for science, much of which still surrounds conceptions of proper methodology today.It is due to his "De Augmentis Scientiarum" that Bacon is referred to as the creator of empiricism. With this work and the work intended as the second of the Great Restauration project, the "Novum Organum, Bacon established and popularized inductive methodologies for scientific inquiry, that which we now call the Baconian method, or quite simply "the scientific method". With his belief in the possibility of the advancement of learning of relieving mankind from its miseries and needs, Bacon is furthermore considered the philosophical influence behind the dawning of the Industrial age. He continually proposes that all scientific work should be done for charitable purposes, as matter of alleviating mankind's misery, and that therefore science should be practical and have the purpose of inventing useful things that will improve the conditions of mankind. This proposed change of our collective mind changed the entire course of science in history. The state was no longer merely contemplative; it became a practical and inventive state - one that would have eventually led to the inventions that made possible the Industrial Revolutions of the following centuries.It is furthermore to be noted that it is in the present work that Bacon presents his cipher method for the first time. He had first mentioned the Biliteral Cypher in a brief paragraph of his "Advancement of Learning" in 1605, but it is in the present work that he details with illustrations how to write and use the Biliteral Cypher. As most will know, Bacon's Cypher has had the greatest of impact on modern Bacon-Shakespeare scholarship. Almost all theories of Bacon as the true author of the Shakespearian corpus can be traced back to the cipher that is presented in 1624 in the "De Augmentis Scientiarum"."The system has been recognized, and used, since the day that "De Augmentis" was published, and has had its place in every translation and publication of that work since, but the ages have waited to learn that it was embedded in the original books themselves from the date of his earliest writings (1579 as now known) and infolded his secret personal history." (Elizabeth Wells Gallup, The Bi-Literal Cypher of Sir Francis Bacon Discovered in His Works and Deciphered, p. 48).As is known, since the 19th century, many people have suggested that the plays attributed to William Shakespeare were in fact written by Francis Bacon, and that the published plays contain enciphered messages to that effect. Both Ignatius L. Donnelly and Elizabeth Wells Gallup attempted to find such messages by looking for the use of Bacon's cipher in early printed editions of the plays.For roughly a century from 1850, Bacon's Cypher set the world of literature on fire. A passion for puzzles, codes, and conspiracies fuelled a widespread suspicion that Shakespeare was not the author of his plays. Professional and amateur scholars from all places all over the world have spent extraordinary amounts of time, energy, and money combing Renaissance texts in search of signatures and other messages that would reveal the true identity of their author. Also great authors and thinkers have been convinced that Shakespeare's works contained a secret message. These include Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Sigmund Freud, Henry James, Henry Miller, etc. Francis Bacon, with his biliteral cipher -Renaissance England's first and clearest statement about how to hide texts within texts - became the leading candidate for the holder of the key to the puzzle.The cipher, which consists in an alphabet, was first printed in the present first edition, in 1623. It is to be found in Book 6, Chapter 1. It was reprinted in all the later editions of the work (2nd ed. Paris, 1624; London, 1638; English translation, Oxford, 1640) and the alphabet in all are substantially the same. Bacon devised this ingenious code in the late 1570s (when he spent three years in the entourage of the English ambassador in France), but he did not describe its workings until 1623. "Bacon gives both mathematics and analogy which he considers a science and calls "grammatical philosophy," a high place in his Great Instauration; which, when used together help to unlock the doors to that which Bacon has deliberately concealed-- including certain mysteries hidden in the Shakespeare plays. For instance, the two great books published in 1623 were the Shakespeare's Folio "Comedies, Histories & Tragedies" and Bacon's "De Augmentis Scientiarum" {the philosophical background and purpose of the Shakespeare plays} two masterpieces published together, since they are as twins, each being a key to unlock hidden treasures in the other-- two relating to the twin faculties of the mind--imagination and reason--and both drawing upon the third faculty, memory." (Peter Dawkins, "Francis Bacon Herald of the New Age"). Bacon's Cypher, however, has not only been used as the key to the Shakespearian puzzle. It was in fact a highly important cryptographical invention, which constitutes on the the very first English works on the subject (predating Both Wilkins' "Mercury" And Falconer's "Cryptomenysis"). This is one of the earliest illustrations of a cipher intended to hide a text within a text.Not only is this the first edition of "de Augmentis Scientiarum", it is also the most correct, and in addition the most beautiful. "First edition, exceedingly scarce, and according to Archbishop Tenison, the "fairest and most correct edition." A copy is in the British Museum." (Lowndes I:95). Gibson 129a. With the date on both title-pages altered in manuscript, adding a "I", as in some copies (as also noted in the description of e.g. the copy in the Huntington). This was presumably done by either the printer or publisher to those copies that remained unsold at the end of 1623. A second edition of the "De Augmentis Scientiarum" appeared in Paris in 1624. The first English translations of "De Augmentis Scientiarum" appeared in 1640.We have not been able to locate a single copy of this first edition in auctions within the last 40 years

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        DELLA FELICITA' DI PADOVA. Libri nove.

      per Pietro Paolo Tozzi 1623 In-4 p. (mm. 294x205), mz. pelle ottocentesca, dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro, 7,(1) pp.num. (compreso il bel frontespizio figur.), 6 cc.nn. (Indice), 521 pp.num., 19 cc.nn. (altro Indice); ornato da grandi capilett. e finali; il vol. è illustrato da 7 pregevoli silografie nel t. per lo più a p. pag. di cui: 1 belliss. veduta della chiesa di S. Antonio e 6 figg. relative a macchine da guerra usate anticamente dalla città di Padova. "Mancano le 3 tavv." inc. in rame, f.t. Importante opera nella quale sono trattati "con ordine istorico degli antichi e moderni pregi e onori di questa famosa città e in particolare si commemorano li cittadini suoi illustri per santità, prelature, lettere, arme, e magistrati". "Edizione originale" ed unica, rara. Cfr. Lozzi,II,3257 che cita solo 2 tavv. f.t. - Cat. Piantanida,I,913 - Graesse,V,418 - Brunet,VI,25418. Bello e fresco esemplare.

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        FACSIMILE OF THE FIRST FOLIO. Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.

      Folio.Bound in full panelled calf, red label with gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt. Portrait title page. Slight water marking to fore edge, otherwise fine. A facsimile edition of the famous First Folio. Published in 1623 and now virtually unobtainable, the First Folio is the first complete collection of Shakespeare's plays; without it, the English-speaking world would have little or no record of many of the greatest and most influential works in the Western world. London, by Isaac Jaggard, and ed. Blount.1623.

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        Totius iuris canonici compendium... continens decretalium, sexti, clementinarum, extravagantium, tum ioannis xxii. tum communium epitomen, praecipuamque glossae doctrinam. pars prior (et posterior). lugduni, sumptibus iacobi cardon et petri cavellat, 1623.

      Due parti legate in un volume di cm. 24, pp. (16) 652 (52); (8) 199 (25). Marchi tipografici ai due frontespizi (gigli in cornice), alcune testate, fregi e capolettera. Bella legatura coeva in pergamena molle con titoli ms. al dorso. Un taglio (di trascurabile entità) al dorso e qualche naturale brunitura alle carte, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Ottima edizione, non comune.

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        Napoli Sacra

      D?ENGENIO CARACCIOLO C.-DE LELLIS C. Napoli Sacra ove oltre le vere origini e fundationi di tutte le Chiese, Monasterij, Cappelle, Spedali e d?altri luoghi sacri della Città di Napoli e dè suoi Borghi. Si tratta di tutti li Corpi, Reliquie dè Santi e Beati che vi si ritrovano? Si descrivono gl?Epitaffi et Iscrittioni sin hora sono,et erano per l?adietro in detti luoghi. Si fa anche mentione di molti altri huomini illustri sì per santità di vita e dignità come per lettere et armi, pittura e scoltura havendosi contezza di molte recondite historie, così sacre, come profane. Con due trattati brevi un dè Cemiteri e l?altro dell?Ordini di Cavalieri. In Napoli, per Ottavio Beltrano ad istantia de Francesco Buonocore, 1623. Unito: Parte seconda ò vero Supplimento a Napoli Sacra di Cesare D?Engenio Caracciolo del Signor Carlo De Lellis ove si aggiungono le Fondationi di tutte le Chiese, Monasteri et altri luoghi sacri della Città di Napoli e suoi Borghi eretti doppo dell?Engenio. In Napoli, per Roberto Mollo, 1654. Due volumi in 8vo; cc. 10n.nn., pp.676; cc. 14n.nn., pp.373 erroneamente numerate 319. Al primo volume frontespizio a caratteri neri e rossi e vignetta raffigurante la città di Napoli. Difformi legature in pergamena coeva. Il D?Engenio e? in prima edizione ad istantia di Francesco Buonocore e questa edizione è citata solo da BL 17th Century Italian Books I, pag.317 e Giustiniani, pag.89. Le altre bibliografie citano l?edizione del 1624 ad istantia di Stefano Moliviero. Per il Supplimento: Santoro, 910; Lozzi 3007, nota; BL 17th Century Italian Books I, pag. 474.

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