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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 -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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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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      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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        I. De quadrupedibus solidipedibus volumen integrum [ed. J.C. Uterverius & H. Tamburinus]. II. Quadrupedum omnium bisulcorum historia

      Frankfurt Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. I. De quadrupedibus solidipedibus volumen integrum [ed. J.C. Uterverius & H. Tamburinus]. Frankfurt: J. Hofer for J. Treudel, 1623. [8], 223 (recte 233), [19] pp., 2 plates. [Bound with:] II. Quadrupedum omnium bisulcorum historia... Frankfurt: Peter Haubold and Kaspar Rotel, 1647. [4], 425, [7] pp., 12 full page plates throughout text. Large folio (385 x 244 mm). Contemporary vellum with 6 raised bands (browned and soiled, spine heavier), title in script to spine. Some worming and browning to text (some pages heavier), lacking first blank. Nice copy. --- Two rare works by Aldrovani bound in one volume. I.: Second edition of a major work on quadrupeds by Aldrovandi (1522-1605). The title page has an engr. architectural border with an elephant, a horse, a unicorn, 2 donkeys and a zebra. The two plates contain 13 woodcut ills. of hoofed quadrupeds, monstrous hoofed quadrupeds, and items relating to both sorts, incl. unicorn horns . While it attempted to take a scientific approach, it also discusses their emblematic meaning and incl. a unicorn (and unicorn horns), 2-legged centaur, and bizarre horse-like creatures with a human head, hand or foot. Text printed in 2 cols. II.: Third edition (the first printed in Germany) of a posthumously published work by Aldrovandi on cloven-hoofed quadrupeds. The title page has an engr. architectural border. The 12 plates contain 89 woodcut illustrations of four-footed animals..

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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. *4, A3, B6-Dddd6; x, 1-867 With two title pages (same date) one being an engraved pictorial title page, numerous woodcuts and initials in the text contemporary full sheep, with decorative inlays, spine with five raised bands, morocco spine label lettered in gilt A history of the Roman Emperors and their successors. From Julius Ceasar, through the ages to the present (1622) ruler Maximilian. It's an interesting history of what the mighty Roman Empire went through, through the ages and what became of it .

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        Della Fisonomia Dell’Huomo…Libri Sei…

      Padua: Pietro Paolo Tozzi, 1623., 1623. [WITH:] INGEGNERI, Giovanni. Fisionomia Naturale… [WITH:] POLEMON. Fisionomia Di Polemone… [WITH:] PORTA, Gio[vanni] Battista Della. Della Celeste Fisionomia…Libri Sei… 4 Parts in 1, as issued, each with separate title, all 4 works listed on general half-title. 4to. ff. [9], 222; pp. 64; pp. 40; pp. 6 p.l., 147. numerous woodcuts in the text of the first & fourth works (incl. 3 full-page portraits). large engraved device on titles. woodcut ornaments & initials. contemporary vellum (binding loose, some chipping to spine & upper edge of front cover, some light marginal dampstaining). First published in 1586, Porta’s famous treatise was one of the earliest major texts specifically devoted to physiognomy, the art of determining character or personal characteristics from the form or features of the body. The numerous woodcut text illustrations draw comparisons between the physical features of men and animals in an attempt to relate their nature. These comparisons still persist in our vocabulary in adjectives such as bovine, ovine, lupine, aquiline, assinine, porcine, &c. Bound herewith, as issued, are Italian editions of Giovanni Ingegeri’s treatise on physiognomy, another work on the same subject by Polemon or Polemo, a Greek writer who is supposed to have lived between 100 and 250 A.D., and Porta’s work on celestial physiognomy, in which he proposes to refute astrology and prove instead that what the astrologers state as the effects of the planets, signs, and constellations are rather to be attributed to the qualities, features, and other peculiarities of the human body. Wellcome I 5214. Houzeau-Lancaster 5013 (4th title). See Caillet 8857 & 8849n. cfBib. Osleriana 3714. cfBrunet IV 825-26. cfGarrison & Morton 150. cfMortimer, Harvard Italian 16th Century Books, 398..

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        The attourneys academy: or, the manner and forme of proceeding practically, upon any suite, plaint, or action whatsoever, in any court of record whatsoever, within this kingdome: especially, in the great courts at Westminster, to whose motion all other courts of law or equities; as well those of the two provinciall counsailes, those of Guild-Hall London; as those of like cities and townes corporate, and all other of record are diurnally moved: with the moderne and most usuall fees of the officers and ministers of such courts. Publisht by his Majesties speciall priviledge, and intended for the publique benefit of all his subjects

      London: London, printed for Benjamin Fisher: and are to be sold at his shop in Pater-noster Row, at the signe of the Talbot: 1623., 1623. Book. Very Good. Leather. 1st Edition. Description: 4to (7½ × 5¾ in): [12], 92, [4], 39 [i.e. 93]-168, [4], 169-230, [62] p. Recent quarter-calf over marbled boards, endpapers renewed. · Register: 4º: *^2 A-M^4 N^4(N2+a^2) O-Y^4 [chi]^2 Z-2O^4 2P^2. (Sheet E misbound E4, E[3], E2, E1; E3 signed "E2"; B2 recto last line has "Proces"; the errata leaf, [chi]2, bound before Z1.) · Condition: Title-page soiled, frayed at edges, laid down; fraying to corners of first and last few leaves; otherwise a fresh, attractive copy. · Comments: First of four editions, complete despite the irregular register. John Baker has identified it as the first printed treatise on common-law procedure. Most of the information in it is derived from late Elizabethan manuscript tracts, so it can be taken as representing practice in the decades on either side of 1600. · References: J.H. Baker, Preface to the Reports of Sir John Spelman, v. 2, 94 Selden Society 96; ODNB, Andrew Hadfield,"'Powell, Thomas (d. c.1635)"; STC 20163; ESTC S115003..

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        Della Gravità dell'Aria e Fluidi, esercitata principalmente nelli loro homogenei. Dialogi Primo, e Secondo fisico-matematici. (Segue il secondo volume:) Dialogi Terzo, Quarto, e Quinto.Padua: Mattio Cadorin, 1671-72.

      Rare first edition, the Riccati copy (see below), of an important work on the physics of fluids, composed in five parts in the form of dialogue between the Polish Count Leszczynsky and one Ofredi, who represents the author himself. "Angeli's <i>Della gravita dell'aria e fluidi</i> is largely experimental in character. In it he examines the fluid statics, based on Archimedes' principle and on Torricelli's experiments. It also contains theories of capillary attraction" (DSB I: 164-5).<br/><br/> Among the most famous successors of Galileo, Stephen degli Angeli (Venice 1623 - Padua 1697) studied mathematics at the University of Bologna. He taught literature, philosophy and theology at Ferrara from 1644, and then transferred to Bologna in 1645 where he came under the influence of Cavalieri. So impressed was he with Angeli's ability that Cavalieri entrusted to him the task of correcting and publishing his last work, <i>Exercitationes geometricae sex</i> (1647). <br/><br/> In 1662 Angeli was appointed to the chair of mathematics at Padua, where he remained until his death. This position had previously been held by Galileo, whose experimental method Angeli embraces fully in the present work. While at Padua Angeli corresponded with a number of other mathematicians, including Torricelli and Viviani, and in 1662 he taught geometry, mechanics and astronomy to James Gregory. Among Angeli's other pupils at Padua was Jacopo Riccati (1676-1754), who entered the university in 1693 and was strongly encouraged by Angeli to study the latest methods of analysis. Jacopo was the founder of the Riccati dynasty of mathematicians which was continued by his sons Giordano and Vincenzo. There is thus the possibility that the present volume was a gift from Angeli to Jacopo Riccati. <br/><br/> Honeyman 93; Carli & Favaro, 331, 333; Poggendorff I, 46-47; Riccardi I (I), 36.. Two vols. bound in one, 4to (226 x 156 mm), pp [iv] 79, [1:blank]; [viii:the first two blank] 96. Eighteenth century half-calf, bound for the Riccati library, book plate of Riccati to front paste down and verso of title. A fine copy

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        Zwey Bücher: Das erste von der ohne und durch die Arithmetica gefundenen Perspectiva, das andere von dem dartzu gehörigen Schatten. 2 vol. in one.

      Nürnberg, Simon Halbmyern, 1623. Engraved titlepage + 2 p. (Dedicationschrifft) + pp.1-75 + engraved plates (A,C, E, F (missing B&D) + engraved plate 1-5 (missing no.6)) + engraved titlepage + 2 pp. + pp. 77-99 + engraved plates (G, H, I complete). Bound in the orig.full vellum. Vellum in the original green colour.. A very scarce book in this first edition and original binding. Pages fine and clean, though all a little torn along edges (only first titlepage has a little loss, due to the torn paper. Plates well-preserved with only minor brownspotting. First titlepage loose, plate A, C, E & 5 loose. Others still inserted. Plate A with tear (no loss), others fine. Pp. 58, where plate F (Zahltafeln) is inserted, has a longer tear (no loss). This copy unfortunately lacks 4 of the 15 plates as described above. Fowler 17

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        The History of the Turkish Empire (Presentation copy to Winchilsea)

      From the Year 1623. to the Year 1677. Containing the Reigns Of the three last Emperours, viz Sultan Morat or Amurat Iv. Sultan Ibrahim, and Sultan Mahomet IV. his Son, The XIII. Emperour now Reigning. London, Printed by J. M. for John Starkey at Mitre in Fleet=street near Temple Bar 1680. Folio. Engraved portrait of the Author, (6),89,(blank); 336,(16) pp. + 3 engraved plates of Turkish emperours and a plate of a Turkish pageant. Rebound in half morocco, original marbeling to edges. Slight paperloss to upper corner page 17/18. On verso of title "Winchilsea presented by Consul Rycaut". In 1661 Rycaut was sent to Turkey as secretary in the embassy of Heneage Finch, second earl of Winchilsea. Book-plate E. S. & H. Lloyd. 33 x 20,5 cm.. New title at page 61 in second part. The Memoirs of Paul Rycaut, Esq; Containing the History of the Turks, from the Year 1660. to the Year 1678. With the most Remarkable Passages Relating to the English Trade In the space of Eighteen Years. London, Printed for John Starkey at the Mitre near Temple Bar, 1679

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        Delle memorie... intorno alle principali attioni di lodovico undicesimo, e di carlo ottavo suo figliuolo, amendue re' di francia. libri viii... in milano, per gio. batt. bidelli, 1623.

      Cm. 18, pp. (52) 583 (1). Bel frontespizio interamente figurato. Legatura strettamente coeva in piena pergamena molle con unghie, filetti in oro al dorso e ad inquadrare i piatti. Tagli colorati. Un trascurabile tarletto alla base delle prime 3/4 carte, peraltro esemplare marginoso, genuino ed in eccellente stato di conservazione.

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        Ein Heliger Mensch. Wie König David denselben im ersten Psälmlein abgemahlet hat / In Sechs unterschiedenen predigten beschrieben... + Eines seeligen Menschens dreyfacher schanz / Der Herr Christus / Christi beiliges Mort / Auss deim Mort geschöpffte Busse / Von welchen allen im Neunzehenden Psälmlein Davids gehandelt wird. + Sieben Predigten Uber Onterschiedene Biblische Text / Theils auff dem Churfurstl. Brandenb. Schloss / theils auff der Reise gehalten... + Funff Engel Predigten / Von dem Engelischen Streit / Sieg und Triumphlied / Aus der Offenbahrung Johannis am zwölfften Capitel....

      C.Heyden, Fincelium, Borman / Wittenberg, 1623 - 1624. In German. 392+352+358+326 p+register. Contemporary vellum binding. Inscripion. Cover lightly stained. Cover slightly rubbed on the edges. 3 titlepages printed in red and black. Engraved vignettes. Woodcut margins. Handwritten title on spine. Endpapers missing. Last 4 pages in the last index slightly torn.. Balthasar Meisner, 1587 - 1626

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