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        HISTORIA DE LOS REYES GODOS

      - Historia de los Reyes Godos que vinieron de la scythia de Europa contra el Imperio Romano; y a España: con sucesión dellos, hasta los Católicos Reyes Don Fernando y Doña Isabel. Por Iulian del Castillo. Proseguida desde su principio con adiciones copiosas de todos tiempos, hasta el del Católico Don Felipe IIII, nuestro señor, Rey de las Españas, y ambos orbes: y añadidas muchas familias ilustres tocantes a la Historia. Por el maestro Fray Gerónimo de Castro y Castillo, hijo del autor.- En Madrid, por Luis Sánchez, Impresor del Rey N. S. Año M. DC. XXIIII (1624); en folio plena pasta de época con lomo cuajado de hierros dorados, 12 hojas de preliminares, 491 páginas (por error reza 461) y vuelta co colofón, y 18 hojas de tables. 3 grabados, uno plegado. Uno de los grabados que representa el escudo de armas de D. Manuel de Fonseca y Zúñiga con amputación de la esquina superior que prácticamente solo afecta al margen blanco. Portada restaurada y reforzada. Algunos defectos en el papel sin afectar al texto. Notas en inta de la época. Palau nº 48144 describe la primera edición de 1582 y esta segunda de la que dice ser la preferida de los estudiosos por ser mas correcta y contener las adiciones de Jerónimo de Castro y Castillo que comienzan en la página 375. Muy raro.

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        Galliae Vetus

      Antwerp: Ortelius, Abraham, 1624. unbound. very good. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 14.25" x 18.25". Beautifully engraved map of ancient France, including geographical features. From "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum", first edition, third state after 1624. No text on back. Map based on notes by Caesar. Includes list of tribes and their notable members after Caesar's writing) on the left and right. Slight crease in paper to left of centerfold and minor staining in margins.

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        Baya und? de Todos os Sanctos und statt S. Salvador von Hollandern em genomen

      Striking view of the naval siege of the Dutch forces on Bahia de Todos los Santos. 1624 [c.1630]. [Amsterdam]. Trimmed at foot on left side touching neatline. 370 mm x 190 mm. Of great iconographic value, it gives a detailed view of the city being sieged by Dutch forces, just after it was sacked and taken. Salvador was the centre of the economic power in Portuguese Brazil; this view was reproduced in several editions, often without the title at top, in fact, we have never seen another example of this edition. The map shows the city of Salvador under Dutch siege; the city is well represented and is of great iconographic value. In late 1623, a force of 26 ships was sent to attack, raid and take Salvador from the Portuguese; the mission was successful, but for a short while, as the next year the Portuguese retook it. This later attack was also successful, again only for a while, as the Dutch went at it again in 1627, the succession of events was well graphically represented by Visscher and Gerritsz [cartographer to the Dutch East and West India Co.]. Although there is a numbered key on the cities important buildings, there is no text underneath. An inset map of the Brazilian coast is found on the lower left side. The Portuguese presence in Salvador was long standing, as early as the second half of the 16th century. The city swiftly became one of the most important in the region.

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        Sir Thomas Moore's Utopia

      London,: Bernard Alsop, 1624.. Small quarto, very small hole to leaf E3 (affecting two letters of text), attractive contemporary owner's signature to titlepage; a handsome copy in nineteenth-century blue morocco by Riviere, neatly rebacked in matching style, an elegant copy. A very good seventeenth-century copy of Thomas More's landmark fable in English, the fourth edition of the humanist Ralph Robinson's translation, here "newly corrected" by Bernard Alsop. It is also the first edition to carry the new dedication to Cresacre More, great grandson of the author.This is the classic English translation of Utopia from the original Latin, and 'has not been displaced in popular esteem by the subsequent efforts of Gilbert Burnet (1684) and Arthur Cayley (1808)' (DNB). More's work is the landmark of a genre that has had a far-reaching effect on the world of letters and of the imagination. The notion of an ideal society had been canvassed before, notably by Plato, but it was More who fully developed the concept of an imagined ideal world, and who also gave the familiar name to the concept, with his famous pun on "good place" (eutopos) and "nowhere" (outopos).More's invention relied heavily on the voyage accounts of his day: Utopia is a New World discovery made by More's hero, Hythlodaye, during one of his three voyages with Amerigo Vespucci. The work owes a considerable debt to 'the sense of discovery and possibility afforded by the Renaissance voyages of exploration' (Susan Bruce, Three Modern Utopias).With the early ownership signature of W. Inge in two places on the title page.European Americana, 624/93; Gibson, 'St. Thomas More... with a Bibliography of Utopiana', 28; Printing and the Mind of Man, 47 (citing the first 1516 Latin edition); STC, 18097.

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        [in Greek, transliterated as] He Kaine Diatheke. [then in roman] Novum testamentum. Ex regiis aliisque optimis editionibus cum cura expressum

      Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: Ex officina Elzeviriana, 1624. 12mo (12 cm, 4.75"). 2 parts in 1vol. [6] ff., 510, [2] pp.; [513]–863, [1] pp. First Elzevir edition, and editio recepta of Beza's text, agreeing mostly with his octavo edition of 1565: "Besides being beautifully printed and extremely scarce, this edition] deserves particularly to be noticed, because the text of the Greek Testament . . . acquired in this a consistency'" (Dibdin). Greek New Testaments were a staple of the renowned Elzevir family of printers, and this is => the first in that important line of texts; there were six more genuine Elzevir Greek Testaments, printed between 1633 and 1678. It was in the preface to the 1633 edition that this text was first labelled "Textus Receptus." The text of this teeny tome is printed => entirely in Greek, except for Latin chapter headings in the table of contents, with one woodcut initial at the beginning and verse numbers in the inner margin of each page. Three variations of the title-page exist: one in all black, and two in combinations of red and black, as here, featuring the printer's woodcut device of a man picking grapes from a vine on a tree and the motto "Non solus." One word of Greek and the words Testamentum and Ex officina Elzeviriana are printed in red on this title-page, and the place of printing is given as Lugduni Batavorum (not Lugduni alone), i.e., this is title-page variant C in Darlow and Moule's bibliography. Willems 225; Rumball-Petre, Rare Bibles, 251; Darlow & Moule 4669 (title-page is var. C); Dibdin, I, 134–35. Recent brown calf tooled in the Cambridge style, with marbled endpapers and blue edges; top edge gilt, and brown silk place holder. Ex-library with stamp on title-page verso and final page verso; waterstaining in varying degrees almost throughout, most strikingly (and in odd patterns) in the central section and at last leaves — very little other staining. Occasional early ink underlining and later pencil marginalia. An attractive, satisfactory little Elzevir, and an IMPORTANT production.

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        A Generall Historie of France

      Imprinted by G. Eld & M. Flesher, 1624-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Later 3/4 binding, with brown boards. Folio, 34 cm. [18], 1209 [i.e. 1211, 1], 335, [15] p. Solid binding. Damp stain to first few leaves. Some marginal spots. Internally, generally good, except ~4 pages have (restored) marginal loss. An important early history of France.â&#128;&#156;Written by Iohn de Serres vnto the yeare 1598 ; contynued by Peter Mathew to the death of King Henry the fourth in the yeare 1610 ; and again continued unto the peace concluded before Montpellier, in the yeare 1622, by Edward Grimston.â&#128;&#157; STC 22245 (1st ed.) Jean de Serres was a Calvinst preacher, humanist and historian. He was appointed historiographer of France by Henry IV (of Navarre) in 1596. He worked to bring communion between the Reformed and Catholic sects. His death in 1598 has been attributed to poison. <br><br> This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        Geographia Sacra

      Antwerp: Abraham Ortelius, 1624. unbound. very good(+). Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 13 7/8" x 19". Beautifully printed map of the ancient world showing Europe, the Mediterranean, northern Africa and Asia Minor. Includes an inset of the modern world and two ornate cartouches. Based on biblical sources, this map was published in "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". Latin text on verso. Very small scattered foxing, small tears to top edge. Otherwise in excellent condition with full original margins.

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        TRASLADO DE UNA CARTA EN QUE DECLARA TODO LO SECEDIDO EN LOS ESTADOS DE FLANDES, DESDE FIN DE AGOSTO, HASTA 20. DE OCTUBRE DE 1624

      Madrid: Juan Delgado, 1624.. [4]pp. In Spanish. Small folio. Dbd. Early folds. Contemporary numerical inscriptions in upper margin of first page. Chips, measuring up to 2 x 1 inches, in outer margins, not affecting text; tears, with some loss at gutter, and slight loss to text, along folds; all loss repaired in silk. Faint dampstaining. Good. Rare Spanish newsletter printing of a letter reporting on Spanish battles in the Low Countries in the fall of 1624, during the Thirty Years&#39; War. The author writes primarily of the Spanish efforts against Count Maurice of Nassau, who had steered the Dutch Revolt to success in the 1590s. In August 1624, the Spanish, led by Ambrosio Spinola, laid siege to the fortified city of Breda, which fell the following year - an event immortalized by Velázquez&#39;s famous painting "Las Lanzas." Maurice died in 1625 with the siege still underway. The letter is signed, perhaps pseudonymously, "Rodrigo de Lara," in Antwerp, October 20, 1624. Palau locates one copy at the National Library in Madrid; OCLC locates no copies. Very rare. PALAU 131562.

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        Baya und? de Todos os Sanctos und statt S. Salvador von Hollandern em genomen

      Striking view of the naval siege of the Dutch forces on Bahia de Todos los Santos. 1624 [c.1630]. [Amsterdam]. Old folds now flattened, trimmed on left side touching neatline. 382 mm x 212 mm; 192 mm x 378 mm. Of great iconographic value, it gives a detailed view of the city being sieged by Dutch forces, just after it was sacked and taken. Salvador was the centre of the economic power in Portuguese Brazil; this view was reproduced in several editions, often without the title at top, in fact, we have never seen another example of this edition. In late 1623, a force of 26 ships was sent to attack, raid and take Salvador from the Portuguese; the mission was successful, but for a short while, as the next year it was retaken by the Portuguese. This later attack was also successful, again only for a while, as the Dutch went at it again in 1627; the succession of events was well graphically represented by Visscher and Gerritsz [cartographer to the Dutch East and West India Co.]. Although there is a numbered key on the cities important buildings, there is no text underneath. The map shows the city of Salvador under Dutch siege; the city is well represented and is of great iconographic value. An inset map of the Brazilian coast is found on the lower left side. The Portuguese presence in Salvador was long standing, as early as the second half of the 16th century; the city swiftly became one of the most important in the region; in 1624, a strong Dutch invasion put the Low Countries on the map of Brazilian history. Salvador was retaken the year after the invasion by the Portuguese and a few years later the Dutch went at it again; it is this last attacked on the city that is portrayed here.

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        DISCVRSOS VARIOS POLITICOS

      - POR MANOEL SEVERIM DE FARIA Chantre & Conego na Santa Sê de Euora. EM EVORA. Impressos por Manoel Carvalho. Impressor da Vniversidade. Anno 1624. De 19x13 cm. Com 185 fólios. Encadernação da época inteira de pele, com ferros a ourona lombada. Rara impressão eborense, adornada como escudo gravado com as armas do autor e tarja tipográfica no rosto. Ilustrado com o magínifico primeiro retrato impresso de Luís de Camões, assinadoAidus Sculp. Todos os fólios com cercadura xilográfica dupla. Primeira edição. Exemplar com faltadas2 raríssimas gravuras com os retratos de João de Barros e Diogo do Couto, o que geralmente acontece aos exemplares desta edição. O discurso primeiro trata do muito que importará para a conservação da Monarquia de Espanha, assistir sua Magestade com sua Corte em Lisboa. Vida de João de Barros. Discurso II: Das partes que á de haver na linguagem para ser perfeita, e como a Portuguesa as tem todas, e algumas com eminência de outras línguas. Vida de Luís de Camões. Discurso com que condições seja louvável o exercício da caça. Vida de Diogo do Couto. Discurso quarto sobre a origem e grande antiguidades das vestes que usa por hábito Eclesiástico o clero de Portugal. Inocêncio XVI, 106. "Escreveu Severim de Faria grande numero de obras estimaveis em diversos generos, pela maior parte illustradoras da historia patria, cujos titulos pódem ver-se extensamente na Bibl. Lus. As que ficaram manuscriptas passaram depois do seu falecimento, juntamente com a sua copiosa e escolhida livraria, a enriquecer outra, ainda mais abundante e numerosa, qual era em Lisboa a do Conde do Vimieiro, riquissimo thesouro litterario, que foi como tantos outros reduzido a cinzas pelo incendio subsequente ao terremoto de 1755. - As que hoje se conservam, por terem gosado do beneficio da impressão, ainda em vida do auctor, são as seguintes:1290) (C) Discursos varios politicos. Evora, por Manuel Carvalho 1624. 4.º de VI-185 folhas, numeradas por uma só face. - Ahi se comprehendem tambem as vidas de Luis de Camões, João de Barros e Diogo do Couto acompanhadas as duas primeiras de retratos, que serviram de typo ou modelo para os que posteriormente se gravaram, tanto do famoso poeta, como do insigne historiador." Azevedo e Samodães, 3167. "Na composição, embelezada de varias letras iniciais de desenho de fantasia, cabeções e florões decorativos e vinhetas ornamentais (gravura em madeira), aplicaram-se caracteres redondos e itálicos de vários corpos, sendo os de menor nas notas e citações marginais que acompanham o texto. Além do mencionado, o volume tem tambem a ilustrá-lo os (3) retratos, colocados em frente das Vidas respectivas destes escritores. Os retratos são gravados a buril em chapa de cobre, tendo os últimos as rubricas dos artistas que os executaram. Por o que fica transcrito se avalia facilmente do muito merecimento do livro, realmente notável a muitos respeitos. O autor é considerado um dos nossos bons clássicos seiscentistas. Edição primitiva, sem duvida a melhor e por isso a mais estimada. Os exemplares são actualmente MUITO RAROS, mormente quando completos e perfeitos como está o nosso, que contem os tres mencionados retratos, o que rarissimamente se vê, pois quasi sempre falta o de Diogo do Couto." Location/localizacao: 5-A1-D-2

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        A Generall Historie of France

      Imprinted by G. Eld & M. Flesher 1624 - Later 3/4 binding, with brown boards. Folio, 34 cm. [18], 1209 [i.e. 1211, 1], 335, [15] p. Solid binding. Damp stain to first few leaves. Some marginal spots. Internally, generally good, except ~4 pages have (restored) marginal loss. An important early history of France.?Written by Iohn de Serres vnto the yeare 1598 ; contynued by Peter Mathew to the death of King Henry the fourth in the yeare 1610 ; and again continued unto the peace concluded before Montpellier, in the yeare 1622, by Edward Grimston.? STC 22245 (1st ed.) Jean de Serres was a Calvinst preacher, humanist and historian. He was appointed historiographer of France by Henry IV (of Navarre) in 1596. He worked to bring communion between the Reformed and Catholic sects. His death in 1598 has been attributed to poison. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Segunda Parte del Flos Sanctorum o Libro de las Vidas de los Santos. Al cabo se pone la vida del Santo Padre Ignacio de Loyola, fundador de la Compañia de Jesus y de algunos otros de sus bienaventurados hijos. Dirigida a Doña Juana Dormer, Duquesa de Feria.

      Madrid, por Luis Sanchez Impressor del Rey nuestro Señor, y a su costa, 1624. Folio; 6 hs., 620 pp. Portada en la que aparece el emblema de la Compañía de Jesús, grabado en cobre por Juan Bautista Villar, platero de Tarragona. Las ciento treinta y ocho últimas páginas contienen las vidas de Ignacio de Loyola, Francisco Javier, Francisco de Borja, Luis Gonzaga y Estanislao de Koska. Ejemplar en excelente estado de conjunto, pero ligeramente corto de márgenes exteriores, con la consiguiente pérdida de algunas letras de las abundantes notas manuscritas marginales que tiene el ejemplar. Encuadernación moderna en pergamino fuerte, a la romana. Edición extraordinariamente rara del «Flos Sanctorum», en la que por vez primera se incluyen los «santorables» de la Compañía, ya que las ciento treinta y ocho últimas páginas contienen las vidas de Ignacio de Loyola (1491-1556), Francisco Javier (1506-1552), Francisco de Borja (1510-1572), Luis Gonzaga (1568-1591) y Estanislao de Kostka (1550-1568). Ignacio de Loyola y Francisco Javier acababan de ser elevados a los altares en 1622 por Gregorio XV al mismo tiempo que Teresa de Avila, Felipe Neri e Isidro el Labrador, en una fabulosa ceremonia de canonización de amplias resonancias hispánicas. Francisco de Borja no sería canonizado hasta 1671 y su cuerpo enterrado en Madrid sería vandálicamente quemado en 1931. Luis Gonzaga y Estanislao de Kotska hubieron de esperar hasta 1726.

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        Biblia Sacra vulgatae editionis. Sixti V. P.M. iussu recognita atque edita. Romae, M.DC.XXIV. Permissu superiorum. Sumptibus Andreae Brugiotti. Apud Haerede. Barthol. Zannetti. Vol. 1: Pentateuchum Moysi, nempe Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numeri, Deuteronomium. Vol. 3: Paralipomenon libri due. Vol. 4: Oratio Manassae, Esdrae Lib. III. & IV. Indices Bibliorum. Vol. 5: Libri Esdrae, Tobiae, Iudith, Esther, Iob. 7: Isaias, Ieremias, Baruch, Ezechiel, Daniel. 8: Prophetae Minores, Libri Machabaeorum. 9: Evangelia, Acta Apostolorum. 10: Epistolae B. Pauli, B. Iacobi, B. Petri, B. Ioannis, B. Iudae, Apocalypsis.

      Brugiotti, presso eredi Zannetti 1624 Notevole esemplare di questa pregiata ed. della Bibbia, stampata a Roma presso gli eredi di Bartolomeo Zannetti per Andrea Brugiotti, comprendente 8 dei 10 volumi previsti, raccolti in 5 tomi di uguale e bellissima legatura così composti: 1, 3+5, 10+4, 7, 8+9; mancano i voll. 2 (Iosue, Iudicum, Ruth, Regum) e 6 (Psalmi, Proverbia, Ecclesiastes, Canticum Canticorum, Sapientia, Ecclesiasticus). 8 voll. raccolti in 5 tomi in 24o lungo (cm 11 x 7) di pp. (48), 716, [4m]; 248; (8), 348; 408; 156, (192); (6), 726, (2); (4), 358, (2); 552, [2m]; 408; belle legg. uniformi, prob. della sec. metà del '600, di stile monastico in marocchino bruno scuro su assicelle di legno, piatti decorati a secco con cornice a triplo filetto ricurvo agli angoli ed elemento fitomorfo ripetuto - manualmente - all'int., d. a 4 nervetti e tit. in oro ai primi comparti, fermagli con asola a conchiglia; sguardie fisse decorate a pettine, tt. spruzzati. Bei frontespizi con corn. xilogr. architettonica, tutti conservati: in due coll. quello generale, al vol. 1, gli altri in b/n; capilettera xilografici e frequenti fregi pure da legni (testatine e finalini). Unica eccezione alla completezza le 3 cc.bb. mancanti, al 1o e al 9o vol. Cc. complessivamente molto buone, talvolta lievemente e unif. brunite, solo occasionalmente in misura marcata così come sporadiche e mai gravi sono fioriture, arrossamenti e tracce di umidità - aloni e gorette; rarissimi lavori di t. mai fastidiosi, ben visibile solo quello che, a partire dal contropiatto ant. del vol. 3 interessa il marg. inf. delle cc. A1-H1, senza perdita di t.; ridotte le sottolineature e le scritte a marg., quasi interamente concentrate nel Vangelo di Matteo; pochi restauri, sensibile e maldestro soltanto quello della c. F1 al vol. 9, con danno al t. In due casi si ha lo scambio di pos. tra cc. coniugate (L3,4 e P3,4 del vol. 1); margini piuttosto sobri, che arrivano spesso a interessare superiormente la cornice del front. In condizioni più che discreta le legg., solidissime, con mancanze non ben restaurate alle cuffie e al comparto sup., talvolta con danno ai titt., usure e lievi mancanze ai bb. ed ai piatti, alcune minime tracce di tarlo compresa, al piatto ant. del vol. 3, la galleria di cui si è detto sopra e che affiora parzialmente; 6 su 10 i fermagli superstiti, almeno uno per ogni vol.; 3 sguardie mobili assenti. Una delle raccolte più ricche reperibili sul mercato, essendo già rari i volumi sciolti, in stato di conservazione assai buono.

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        Basilica chymica continens philosophicam propria laborum experimentia confirmatam descriptionem et usum remediorum chymicorum. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      2 Textholzschnitte, (20 Bl., 8. u. le. w.), 364 S., (30 Bl.). - (7 Bl.), 92 S., (18 Bl.). Pergamentband unter Verwendung alten Materials. Frühe und seltene Ausgabe des 1609 erstmals erschienenen Werkes. - Rosenthal, BMP 246. - "Crolls Hauptwerk enthält zahlreiche klare Vorschriften besonders anorganischer Arzneimittel. Unter den Ärzten ist er der bedeutendste Chemiker des 16. Jahrhunderts, zahlreiche Arzneimittel gehen auf ihn zurück" (Ferchl 109). - Durch seine Entdeckung der leichten Schmelzbarkeit und Herstellung des künstlichen Chlorsilbers leistete er einen bedeutenden Beitrag zur Vorgeschichte der Photographie (vgl. Eder, Quellenschriften zu den frühesten Anfängen der Photographie, 1913, S. 6-11). - Gering gebräunt und vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig.

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        LA GERUSALEMME, Venetia, Pier Paolo Tozzi, 1624

      E' chiaramente stampato nel frontespizio "soltanto" la parola GERUSALEMME. All'epoca Il Tasso era scomparso da pochissimi anni e il completamento del titolo GERUSALEMME LIBERATA venne adottato dopo. cm. 4,8 x 9,5, Brossura rilegatura recente cartonata, pp.559. Lingua italiana. Codice ICCU LO1E/000682 . Risulta presente soltanto in una sola biblioteca italiana.

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        Apuleius Madaurensis Platonicus Serio Castigatus [ Apvleivs Madavrensis Platonicus Serio Castigatus]

      Amsterodami : Apud Guilj. Caesium, Holland, 1624. First Edition. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. IN LATIN. Engraved Title page, [5] Vita Apvleii; [4] Fvlgentivs Mythologicon Lib III De Pfyche; [1] Ordo Librorvm Apvleii; 384 pages, size 4.5 inches tall by 2.25 inches. Book - bound in grubby cream vellum with title inked to spine - Bookplate of the long dispersed 'United Presbyterian Library Brown-Lindsay Library' to front pastedown/endpaper, grubby/marked endpapers, all page edges trimmed and coloured red now much faded. Contents collated and confirmed complete, clean, bright and tightly bound. A remarkably copy of this important work. Digital photos rather than scans available as flattening to scanning would risk damaging the binding. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Languages & Linguistics; Language & Linguistics. Inventory No: 003315.

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        LA ROYALLE CHYMIE and TRAICTE DES SIGNATURES

      Lyon, Pierre Drobet, 1624.. FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1624, translated from Latin by J. Marcel de Boulene, Small 8vo, 165 x 100 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, engraved title page with vignettes of chemical apparatus and 4 small portraits of Hermes Trismegistus, Paracelsus, Raimon Lull and Geber, with a cabalistic circle at the top, 2 woodcut illustrations in the text, woodcut headpieces and initials, pages (8), 223 - Preface Admonitoire, (2), 210 - Royalle Chymie, (57) - Table, (4), 119 - Traicte des Signatures, (31) - Table, lacks final blank (Kkk4), bound in antique full calf, raised bands, gilt decoration in compartments and gilt lettering to spine, edges stained red. Binding worn, cardboard showing at corners and on top and bottom edges, slight loss of leather at head of spine, 20 mm (¾ inch) missing at tail of spine, upper hinge starting to crack at head and tail, lower hinge starting at head, small crack also in top compartment, engraved title page trimmed losing all margins except the lower, tiny grazed patch to edge of 1 portrait due to adhesion, margins slightly trimmed, sometimes affecting running title, just shaving a few side notes mostly without loss of legibility, light ink stroke in 3 margins, occasional small light stains and light soiling mostly in the Chymie section, all easily legible, tiny hole in 1 text page with loss of 1 letter, tiny dark spot to a few lower margins, a few pages lightly age-browned, small worm track in lower margin of Preface from page 111-123, 2 small tracks in fore-edge margin of Chymie from page 149-177, all neatly repaired, affecting 1 side note, still easily legible, a little ink scribble in the margin of 1 page of the final Table, final page dusty. Binding tight and firm. A good copy of a scarce French translation. Oswald Croll [c. 1560 - 1609] was a professor of medicine and alchemy at the University of Marburg in Hesse, Germany. A strong proponent of alchemy and of using chemistry in medicine, he attempted to influence thinkers of his day towards viewing chemistry and alchemy as two separate fields. He published one volume in 1609, the year of his death, containing two books "Basilica Chymica" (La Royalle Chymie) and "De signatura rerum" (Traicte des Signatures) plus a long preface in which he expounds the ideas of Paracelsus to whom he was devoted. The Royalle Chymie is a comprehensive summary of his researches, methods of preparation, and studies into chemical medicine or iatrochemistry. He pushes for the understanding and recognition of chemical compounds and the medicinal value of herbs and other processes first advanced by Paracelsus. It also discussed matters such as compound remedies, chemical organisation and acted as an introduction to chemistry in later years. The Traicte des Signatures covered the relation of alchemy and chemistry to other fields of science, especially botany, suggesting the use of the doctrine of signatures to determine the medical property of plants. Wellcome library, No. 1678; Duveen, Bibliotheca Alchemica et Chemica, page 151 listing only the edition of 1633; Krivatsy, 17th Century Books in the National Library of Medicine, page 290, listing only the 1627 edition; Ferguson, Bibliotheca Chemica, Volume I, page 185 listing only Latin editions. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Segunda Parte del Flos Sanctorum o Libro de las Vidas de los Santos. Al cabo se pone la vida del Santo Padre Ignacio de Loyola, fundador de la Compañia de Jesus y de algunos otros de sus bienaventurados hijos. Dirigida a Doña Juana Dormer, Duquesa de Feria

      Madrid, por Luis Sanchez Impressor del Rey nuestro Señor, y a su costa, 1624. Folio; 6 hs., 620 pp. Portada en la que aparece el emblema de la Compañía de Jesús, grabado en cobre por Juan Bautista Villar, platero de Tarragona. Las ciento treinta y ocho últimas páginas contienen las vidas de Ignacio de Loyola, Francisco Javier, Francisco de Borja, Luis Gonzaga y Estanislao de Koska. Ejemplar en excelente estado de conjunto, pero ligeramente corto de márgenes exteriores, con la consiguiente pérdida de algunas letras de las abundantes notas manuscritas marginales que tiene el ejemplar. Encuadernación moderna en pergamino fuerte, a la romana. Edición extraordinariamente rara del «Flos Sanctorum», en la que por vez primera se incluyen los «santorables» de la Compañía, ya que las ciento treinta y ocho últimas páginas contienen las vidas de Ignacio de Loyola (1491-1556), Francisco Javier (1506-1552), Francisco de Borja (1510-1572), Luis Gonzaga (1568-1591) y Estanislao de Kostka (1550-1568). Ignacio de Loyola y Francisco Javier acababan de ser elevados a los altares en 1622 por Gregorio XV al mismo tiempo que Teresa de Avila, Felipe Neri e Isidro el Labrador, en una fabulosa ceremonia de canonización de amplias resonancias hispánicas. Francisco de Borja no sería canonizado hasta 1671 y su cuerpo enterrado en Madrid sería vandálicamente quemado en 1931. Luis Gonzaga y Estanislao de Kotska hubieron de esperar hasta 1726.

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        Pia desideria emblematis, elegiis & affectibus SS. Patrvm illustrata

      Antwerp: Vulguait BoÎtius a Bolswert, Typis Henrici Aertssenii, 1624. (EMBLEM BOOK) First edition. 8vo. Engraved allegorical title page, engraved coat of arms of Pope Urban VIiI, initial introductory enblem, and 45 leaves of engraved emblematic plates by BoÎce van Bolswert; [32], 412, [3]. Contemporary vellum (slightly soiled). Preliminary leaves misbound. Landwehr, Emblem & Fable Books 345

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        Historia particolare delle cose passate tra 'l sommo pontefice paolo v e la serenissima republica di venetia. gl'anni 1605, 1606 1607... divisa in sette libri. in lione, s.n., 1624.

      Cm. 22, pp. (4) 328. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena semirigida con nervi a vista e titoli manoscritti al dorso. Esemplare marginoso, genuino ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Si tratta verosimilmente della prima edizione di quest'opera che nello stesso anno vide apparire un'altra impressione con luogo di stampa Mirandola. Verte sulla presa di posizione della Repubblica di Venezia in difesa della libertà del potere civile contro le usurpazioni del potere ecclesiastico che ledevano la libertà dello stato. Il processo di irrigidimento dottrinale e l'accentramento burocratico della Chiese controriformista nel periodo successivo al Concilio di Trento (1545-63) avevano spinto il Papa Paolo V a scagliare nel 1606 l'interdetto contro la Repubblica di Venezia che rifiutava di rimettere al foro ecclesiastico questioni che riteneva di competenza del Consilio del Dieci. Nel conflitto sorto tra la Repubblica veneziana e Paolo V, Sarpi fu appassionato difensore dell'autonomia giurisdizionale dello Stato. Eletto infatti consultore ""in iure"" con la qualifica di teologo canonista impugnò brillantemente la giustificazione dottrinale dell'azione del Papa divenendo vero campione dello Stato nei rapporti con la Chiesa. Cfr. Cicogna, Graesse e Piantanida.

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        Della vera pratica & scienza d'armi libri due nel primo de quali si tratta di fondament della spada sola. Le raggioni di spada, e pugnale. & Di spada, e coppa. Nel secondo. Si dà regole per ferire il nemico subito posto mano alla spada. Altre di cosi subita rissolutione con spada e pugnale. & Altre ancora per ferire senza fermarsi con spada, e pugnale. Il tutto in questa seconda editione Non solo descritto: ma rappresentato all vista da cento, e novantacinque figure di rame diligentissimamente intagliate.

      Padoua (Padua), per Pietro Paolo Tozzi, 1624. Folio. Bound in a solid, nice, later full vellum bdg. (ca. 1900) made from cont. vellum. A very nice and clean copy w. occational brownspotting. Portrait and f. 5 evenly browned. F. H1 w. two small tears at top, one affecting text, but without loss. Woodcut title-vignette, full-page engr. portrait of the Danish King Christian IV, engr. portrait of Fabris (Nic. Andrea after Melchior Lorck) on t-p. of second part, 190 large half-page engravings (ca. 15x18 cm.) depicting naked fencers in various positions (engr. by Holbeeck and Francesco Valeggio). 3 ff., 256, 2 pp.. Title issue of the first 1606 edition. This edition is on the title-page called "Seconda editione", but in reality the only difference between the two editions is the title-page and the dedication, the rest of the book is the first edition printed in Copenhagen by Henrik Waldkirch in 1606. When Fabris returned from Copenhagen to Padua, he brought the unsold copies of his "De lo schermo o vero scienza d'arme" with him and had Tozzo print a new title-page and an updated dedication, the rest of the leaves, i.e. the engravings and the text on fencing, are first printings. On p. 256 a woodcut vignette is pasted over the original colophon in order to disguise the original Danish printer. This is one of the most important books ever printed on combats with rapier and dagger. Chs. Richard Cammell calls it "the most complete work produced in this art" ("Philobiblon", 1936). It is also the first book with copper-engravings to be printed in Denmark. "Fabris divides his work into two books and six parts. The first book treats thoroughly the question of broad principles and of the more 'academic' actions with the rapier alone, or accompanied with dagger or cloak; it discusses in a very exhaustive manner the relative value of the past and present methods. The second book is one wherein is demonstrated certain rules with which it will be possible to strike the enemy from the moment the sword is drawn, without halting or waiting any time, principles which has never been treated by any master or writer" (Thimm p. 97). Brunet II:1155. Birkelund nr. 37. Thesaurus 456

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