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        La secchia rapita, Poema eroicomico, e'l Primo Canto dell'Oceano del Tassone

      ad instanza di Gio. Batista Brogiotti, (Roma) 1624 - Perduta la sguardia al piatto anteriore e la prima e ultima bianca, piccole mancanze al frontespizio, chiare bruniture, ex libris al contropiatto anteriore, piccole mancanze al dorso G. Melzi nel Dizionario di opere anonime e pseudonime di scrittori italiani" la ritiene stampata a Roma mentre F. Parenti nel "Dizionario dei luoghi di stampa falsi, inventati o supposti" la ritiene stampata a Ronciglione." (24) + 166 c.c. p. 130x17 mm p.perg. floscia coeva con titolo manoscritto sul dorso

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        Tabula Germaniae.[Amsterdam?, ca. 1665]. Engraved map (plate size 46 x 55.5 cm) on a single sheet of laid paper (49 x 57.5 cm), hand-coloured in outline, with the title in a cartouche at upper left and a scale at lower left.

      Shirley T.ALL-1a #9; WorldCat (1 copy); not in IKAR. Very rare engraved map of central Europe by Hugo Allard (1624-1684), father of the prolific Carel Allard, showing Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and parts of France, Denmark, Poland, Hungary, Austria etc. Another, later state of this map is known, signed by Joachim Bormeester (d. 1702) in the cartouche and with added latitudes and longitudes, which is equally rare. We could only trace two other copies of the present state, one in the National Library of Denmark in Copenhagen and the other in an atlas at the British Library. A small tear at the foot of the fold, not affecting the image, otherwise in good condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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        [First word in Greek, transliterated as] Gynaikeion: or, nine bookes of various history. Concerninge women; inscribed by ye names of ye nine Muses.

      London: Printed by Adam Islip, 1624. Folio (30.2 cm; 11.875"). [10], 466, [2] pp. Lacks preliminary blank (only). Early encyclopedia of women's biography and history covering over 3000 mythical and actual figures, with an engraved title-page depicting the nine muses, each holding an object appropriate to her attribute, as well as Apollo holding a sun and harp. Heywood (ca. 1573–1641), a prominent poet and playwright, here ends almost a decade publication-free with a "volume celebrat[ing] strong women throughout history, from mythological goddesses to earthly leaders such as Queen Elizabeth and Queen Anne" (DNB).    Each book revolves around the themes appropriate to its sovereign muse to cover, in the end, almost any topic imaginable, from mythological women's effects on the functioning of the universe to the expectations and proper execution of marital duties to the finer points of witchcraft, among others, using a mixture of prose and verse and lots of wonderful epithets. Numerous women, both virtuous and wicked, are also individually discussed, from Greek mythology to the present day.         ESTC S119701; STC (2nd ed.), 13326. 18th-century speckled calf, highly polished covers nicely panelled in blind with well-proportioned rules and rolls, board edges ruled in gilt; rebacked with modern black leather gilt spine label, new endpapers, and preliminary blank (only) lacking. Light and limited waterstaining to top margins, light age-toning with the occasional spot, some very minor marginal wormtracking, and a few creases or short closed tears; a handful of small holes affecting type but not sense, one lost corner not affecting type. Occasional ink/pencil markings, generally minimalist but in one case flourishing into a memorable manicule. => Interesting reading from a variety of perspectives in a handsome and well designed volume.

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        Historia das lutas com os Hollandezes no Brazil desde 1624 a 1654.Vienna, Carlos Finsterbeck, 1871. 8vo. With lithographed frontispiece. Contemporary green half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Blake, p.377; Borba de Moraes, p. 883; Bosch 541; Rodrigues 2434. First edition of an interesting work on the colonial history of Brazil during the years 1624 to 1654, including the activities of the Dutch and the history of their possessions in Brazil, by Francisco A. de Varnhagen who added many notes and the original texts of many important documents at the end (pp. 281-360).The frontispiece shows a map of the coastline of Brazil and facsimiles of the official seals of the time, including those seals used by the Dutch West India Company. Varnhagen is considered to be the founder of the modern historiography of Brazil. He published his famous História geral do Brazil in Madrid in 1854. Some foxing throughout, outer margin of pp. 14-15 restored, but still a good copy. Colonial Brazil, by the founder of modern Brazilian historiography.

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        Gynaikeion: or, Nine bookes of various history Concerninge women; inscribed by ye names of ye nine Muses (by Thomas Haywoode)

      London: Printed by Adam Islip, 1624. Hardbound. A bit of rubbing, new endpapers; lacking 3 blank leaves, several leaves a bit shorter, perhaps supplied from another copy; very good. Later calf with 5 raised bands and applied leather labels in compartments [x], 466 pp. Lacking blanks A1, A2 and 2R6. Title within illustrated pictorial engraved border; woodcut head-and tail-pieces. (Small folio) 28x18 cm (11x7") later full paneled calf, modern spine labels, all edges gilt All edges are gilt. Engraved title with portraits of the nine muses, woodcut head- and tailpieces Appears to lack original blanks or endpapers. With this work Thomas Heywood ended a long literary silence, probably due to a poor financial situation, as suggested in the dedication to his former patron, the Earl of Worcester. The title page is engraved; first word of title in Greek characters. Several additional printers' woodcut engraved devices throughout typically at top of chapter or section pages. Roughly interpreting the table on Contents, we see these nine books as follows: 1st: Concerning Celelestial, Terrestrial, Marine and Infernal Goddesses. 2nd: Concerning the Muses, Sybils, Vestals, Prophetesses, Hesperides, The Graces, etc. 3rd: Concerning Illustrious Queens, Famous Wives, Mothers, Daughters, etc. 4th: Concerning Women Incestuous, Adultereresses, and Such As Have Come by Strange Deaths; 5th: Concerning Amazons, and Other Women, Famous Either For Valour of Beautie. 6th: Concerning Chaste and Wonton Women. 7th: Concerning Pietie of Daughters, Mothers, Sisters and Wivews. 8th: Concerning Women Evrry Way Learned: Of Poetresses and Witches. 9th: Concerning Women in General, With The Punishments of the Vitious, and Rewards Due to the Vertuous; Interlaced with Sundry Histories. Each of the nine Books has a name, and then has sub-chapter headings that speak to each of the broader topics. Quite scarce,

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        La Secchia rapita, Poema Eroicomico, e'l Primo Canto dell'Oceano del Tassone.

      ad Istanza di Gio. Batista Brogiotti. Cm. 13, cc. (16) 166 (2). Bell'antiporta figurata ed alcune decorazioni tipografiche nel testo. Bella legatura ottocentesca in piena marocchino rosso, dorso a piccoli nervi con titoli e filetti in oro. Piatti inquadrati da filetti in oro, dentelles interne. Tagli in oro. Esemplare molto ben conservato. Si tratta della rara edizione del 1624, apparsa due anni dopo la data dell'originale, e rispetto a questa riveduta dall'autore. Cfr. l'ampia recensione in Puliatti (p. 191).

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        Le cose maravigliose et notabili della citta di Venetia. Riformate, accomodate, & grandemente ampliate da Leonico Goldioni; ove amplamente, & con ogni verita si contengono, & si descrivono: usanze antiche, habiti, & vestiti, fabriche, e palazzi.

      In Venetia: presso Ghirardo & Iseppo Imberti, 1624 - In-8 (15 cm) (10) 214 Bella xilografia a piena pagina con veduta di Venezia nel testo. Marca sul frontespizio: colomba su gruppo di monti entro scudo. Piena pergamena coeva. I nomi degli A., Francesco Sansovino e Giovanni Nicolo Doglioni, di cui Leonico Goldioni e anagramma, si ricavano da: Melzi G., Anonime e pseudonime, v. 1 p. 260-261. Sansovino Francesco (1521-1583). Doglioni Giovanni Nicolò (1548-1629); fu letterato, esercitò il notariato a Venezia e ricoprì la carica di cancelliere dell'officio delle miniere. Nato e morto a Venezia. 17mo secolo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Médecine pratique de Sydenham, avec des notes, Ouvrage traduit en Francois sur la derniere edition Angloise, Par feu M. A. F. Jault.

      gr.-8. 2 Bll., XL, 728 S., 2 Bll. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg., Einbd. berieb. Hint. Vors. gestemp. vgl. Graesse VI, 536 - Première édition francaise. - Thomas Sydenham (1624-1689) war ein englischer Arzt. Er wird auch als englischer Hippokrates bezeichnet. Augustin François Jault (1700-1757) französischer Mediziner, Orientalist und Übersetzter.

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        San Matteo

      - Incisioni all’acquaforte, metà del XVI secolo, prive di firma. Da soggetti di Guido Reni. Sconosciute alle bibliografie che elencano solo 6 lavori dell’artista bolognese. Bellissime prove, impresse su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "cerchio con trifoglio e lettere", rifilate al rame o con sottili margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. La data di nascita dello Scarsello è documentata al 19 gennaio 1624, mentre quella della sua morte non è esattamente nota e presumibilmente è dopo il 1678. Malvasia infatti lo descrive alla data 1678 attivo a Torino, dove arrivò dopo aver in precedenza lavorato a Bologna e a Milano. Opere molto rare. Dimensioni 148x187 circa. Dimensioni

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        Il martirio di San Bartolomeo

      1624 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1624, firmato e datato in lastra in basso. Esemplare nel probabile secondo stato. Meravigliosa prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "cerchio con monti e gallo", rifilata alla linea marginale, in ottimo stato di conservazione. La scena rappresenta il martirio a cui fu sottoposto San Bartolomeo, in Armenia. Secondo i fatti narrati da Abdia Babilonico, avendo Bartolomeo convertito alla fede cristiana il re Polimio e la sua sposa, l’invidia dei sacerdoti locali fu tale che incitando Astiage, fratello del re, fu decretato per lui il raccapricciante martirio di essere scorticato vivo dalla testa ai piedi, per essersi rifiutato di adorare le divinità pagane. Ne La leggenda aurea di Jacopo da Varagine, si narra anche che durante il tentativo di conversione, una delle statue raffiguranti queste divinità, Baldach, cadde al suolo frantumandosi. Nell’incisione è raffigurata nell’angolo inferiore sinistro. In questa incisione, il santo è rappresentato secondo l’iconografia più diffusa nel ‘600: il santo, legato ad un albero, viene scorticato, mentre sulla destra si nota una folla accorsa. L’opera è dedicata a Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia (1588 – 1624), nipote di Filippo III re di Spagna e vicerè di Sicilia nel 1620, da cui Ribera sperava di ottenere un appoggio, che però morì proprio nel 1624. Il martirio di San Bartolomeo, con varianti rispetto all’incisione, era stato dipinto su tela qualche anno prima, durante la prima fase del soggiorno napoletano dell’artista, tra il 1616 e il 1620, poi tradotta in incisione nel 1624 e ancora, tra il 1628-30, rappresentato, con altre varianti, in un altro dipinto oggi nella Galleria Palatina di Palazzo Pitti. Il soggetto si iscrive nella serie dedicata ai santi martiri che Ribera eseguì tra il 1620 e il 1635. Etching with engraving, signed and dated at lower center. Example of the second state. A magnific impression, rich in tone, printed on contemporary laid paper with "circle with mounts and cock" watermark, trimmed to the borderline, very good conditions. The scene depicts the martyrdom to which he was subjected St. Bartholomew in Armenia. According to the facts narrated by Obadiah Babylonian , having Bartholomew converted to the Christian faith Polimio the king and his bride , the envy of local priests was such that inciting Astyages , the king's brother , was decreed to him the gruesome martyrdom by being flayed alive head to foot, for refusing to worship the pagan gods. In The Golden Legend by Jacobus de Varagine, it is said that during the conversion attempt , one of the statues of these deities, Baldach , fell to the ground and shattered. In etching is shown in the lower left. In this engraving , the saint is represented according to the iconography more widespread in the '600: tied to a tree, is flayed, while on the right there is a crowd gathered . The work is dedicated to Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy (1588 - 1624), grandson of Philip III, King of Spain and Viceroy of Sicily in 1620, from which he hoped to obtain support Ribera, who died right in 1624. The Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew, with variations on the incision had been painted on canvas a few years before, during the first phase of the artist's stay in Naples , between 1616 and 1620, then translated into engraving in 1624 and again between the 1628-30 represented , with other variants, in another painting today in the Galleria Palatina in Palazzo Pitti. The subject fits into the series dedicated to the martyrs who Ribera executed between 1620 and 1635 . Great impression. Bartsch, XX, 6; Salamon, Jusepe de Ribera lo Spagnoletto, n. 14. Dimensioni 238 316mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Die Territorien der Mark Brandenburg oder Geschichte der einzelnen Kreise, Städte, Rittergüter und Dörfer in derselben, als Fortsetzung des Landbuchs Kaiser Karls IV. bearbeitet von E. Fidicin, Stadt-Archivar. Band 1 (von 4) separat: I. Geschichte des Kreises Teltow. II. Geschichte des Kreises Nieder-Barnim.

      Standort: Vitri8 25,5 x 20 cm. Originalhalblederband mit geprägtem Rückentitel. Der Einband ist bestoßen, die Ecken sind leicht gestaucht. Das Leder weist kl. Abriebstellen auf. Aus dem Bestand des Museums für Deutsche Geschichte zu Berlin mit nur einem Stempel auf der Rückseite des Titelblatts von Teil 1 (Teltow) sowie einem überklebten weiteren Stempel auf dem Titelblatt. XVIII, 160 Seiten mit 1 farbigen, ausfaltbaren historischen Karte des Teltower Kreises / XVIII, 144 Seiten mit 1 ausfaltbaren, grenzcolorierten historischen Karte des Barnimschen Kreises. Das Papier ist leicht gebräunt und auf wenigen Seiten gering stockfleckig. Bis S. 24 des 1.Teils ist die obere Ecke feuchtrandig. Ein sehr seltenes Werk in gutem Zustand. Enthalten sind ferner als mitpaginierte Beilagen: Nachweisung der alten Dörfer des Teltower Kreises, ihrer Bevölkerung vor und anch dem 30jährigen Kriege (1624 und 1652) und in der neueren und neuesten Zeit / Verzeichnis derjenigen Ortschaften des Teltower Kreises, welche nach dem 30jährigen Kriege entstanden sind / Nachweisung der alten Dörfer des Nieder-Barnimschen Kreises, ihrer Bevölkerung vor und nach dem 30jährigen Kriege und in der neuern Zeit / Verzeichnis derjenigen Ortschaften und Etablissements des Niederbarnimschen Kreises, welche nach dem 30jährigen Kriege und besonders in neuerer Zeit angelegt worden sind. --- Beide Teile jeweils mit Ortsregister und Personenregister. Cöpenick, Köpenick, Bernau

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        Roberti Bellarmini Politiani, Societatis Iesu, S.R.E. Cardinalis, Institutiones Linguae Hebraicae: Postremo? Recognitae, ac Aucta Methodo Facillima, Praeceptis Eruditioribus, Indice Praeceptorum Alphabetico. A Francisco Pavonio Catacensi Theologo Societatis Iesu. Ut Nihil Praeterea requiratur, ut Quisque per se Accipias Omnem Hebraicae Grammaticae Eruditionem

      Naples: Apud Lazarum Scorigium 1624 - 344 pp. (320+24 pp.), index. In Latin. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        De Insulis Tractatus ex Ictis Politicis Historicis, et Philologis.

      1624 - Scarce German Treatise on Commerce with Islands Gryphiander, Johann [1580-1652]. De Insulis Tractatus ex Ictis Politicis Historicis, Et Philologis Collectus, Ut Omnibus Hisce Usui Esse Possit in quo Plurimae Cognatae Quaestiones de Mari Fluminib., Lacubus, Littoribus, Portubus, Aquaeductibus, Aggeribus, Navigationibus, Alluvionis Alveique Incremento, Etc. Excutiuntur. Frankfurt: Apud Petrum Kopffium, [1624]. [xii], 542, [29] pp. Copperplate pictorial title page. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Later vellum, calf lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Negligible light soiling, boards slightly bowed, a few leaves re-hinged, small later bookseller stamp to front pastedown, two partial cracks to text block. Browning to text without loss to legibility, minor worming in a few places, recent repairs to a few leaves. Later owner signature to foot of title page, brief annotations in an early hand to a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. A nice copy of a very scarce title. * Only edition. An interesting treatise on laws concerning inland and oceanic maritime commerce with islands according to Roman law and the law of the Holy Roman Empire. The handsome frontispiece depicts several images associated with river and oceanic shipping: the gods Neptune and Aeolus, the Colossus of Rhodes and figures representing four major rivers of the Holy Roman Empire: the Rhine, Danube, Elbe and Weser. OCLC locates 5 copies in North America, 2 in law libraries (Columbia, Northwestern). Das Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachraum Erschienenen Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts 1:013962B. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Che al savio è convenevole il corteggiare. Libri IIII

      Bologna 1624 - In 4°, pp. (16), 454, (2), frontespizio inciso in rame dal Coriolano (cariatidi che sostengono un'architettura con motivi allegorici e stemma Card. Barberini), capilettera e testatine xilografiche. Elegante legatura in mezza pergamena del '700, con angoli, titolo in oro al dorso, e piatti con motivi colorati, tagli spruzzati. Edizione non comune, esemplare ottimo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Epigrammaton Libri, Animadversi, Emendati, et Commentariolis, Inculenter explicati [by Thomas Farnaby]

      Ioannis Iannoni, 1624. hardcover. very good. Titlepage illustration, decorative head- and tailpieces. 342 pages. 12mo, contemporary calf, leather label; (pitted and lightly worn, inner hinge strengthened, internally very good). Sedani: Ioannis Iannoni, 1624. Brunet III, p. 1491. STC of French Books in the Library of the British Museum, 521.

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        Briefe Description of the Whole World

      1624. ABBOTT, George. Briefe Description of the Whole World. London: [A. Mathewes] for John Marriot, 1624. Small square octavo, early 18th-century boards rebacked in half brown sheep, new endpapers. $2500.Sixth edition, with a lengthy discussion of North America, including Florida and the new colony of Virginia.Abbot originally published this work for his students in 1599, while serving as master of University College at Oxford, not long before he was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury by James I. Known as “AbbottÂ’s Geography,” this prototypical textbook contains descriptions of the nations of the world, with particular attention devoted to the British Isles and America (which he claims was discovered by “a Knight of Wales”). He writes of AmericaÂ’s exotic animals, plants, and peoples, concluding that “the countrey is very good, delightful both to the eye and taste.” Later etched portrait of Abbott tipped in as a frontispiece. STC 30. See Sabin 21. Gift presentation to AbbottÂ’s descendent, Charles Abbott, Under-Sheriff of County Surrey.Faint dampstain to top margin of last few gatherings, some rubbing to18th-century boards. A very desirable copy.

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        Exceedingly Scarce First Edition by Willebrord Snellius - "Tiphys Batavus" - Navigation by Rhumb Line Course

      SNELLIUS, Willebrord Title: Tiphys Batavus, sive histiodromice, de navium cursibus, et re navali. [Tiphys Batavus, or Histiodromice, a Ship's Navigational Course, and Naval Matters] Lugduni Batavorum [near Leiden]: ex Officinâ Elzeviriana, 1624. Rare First Edition from the Earls of Macclesfield library. 4to. 227 pages, plus title pages and 3 full page engraved plates. [the body of the work features an 8 page preface, 48 page introductory lecture, 109 page treatise, 62 pages of logarithm charts]. Further in-text woodcut diagrams, data tables and mathematical calculations appear throughout. Text is in Latin. Two ownership signatures to title page, first of Christophorus Plassius and made at Leiden in 1671, secondly of Benjamin von Munchausen dated The Hague 1675 who received the volume from Plassius. Also with the manuscript shelfmark, blind embossment, and 1860 bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield. Detailed manuscript inscriptions and to front pastedown and rear endpapers, some by Plassius, some by a French shipbuilder. Contemporary sheepskin binding, blindstamp and gilt borders, four raised bands and gilt title to spine. Provenance: From the Shirburn Castle library of the Earls of Macclesfield, previously owned by Fellows of the Royal Society Snellius died at the young age of 46, only two years after this work was printed. In 1624, Snel published his lessons on navigation in Tiphys Batavus (Tiphys was the pilot of the Argo). The work is "mainly a study and tabulation of Pedro Nuñez' so called rhumb lines (1537), which Snel called 'loxodromes'. His consideration of a small spherical triangle bounded by a loxodrome, a parallel, and a meridian circle as a plane right triangle foreshadows the differential triangle of Pascal and later mathematicians" (DSB). Willems 224. "Tiphys Batavus" is an important treatise on navigation in which Snellius presents early calculations and hypotheses on sailing according to rhumb lines or loxodromes. It includes several data charts, studies on degree measurement, a description on the use of a compass, and references to the fundamental principles discovered by Pedro Nuñez. His proposed calculations for longitude and latitude are illustrated with a nautical chart showing a ship's voyage in segments. Landings as precise as the small Portuguese island of Faial and the Spanish island Tenerife, and on the far away continents of Africa and America, appear in examples. In navigation, a rhumb line, loxodrome, or spherical helix, is an arc crossing all meridians of longitude at the same angle, i.e. a path with constant bearing as measured relative to true or magnetic north. It was Portuguese mathematician and royal cosmographer Pedro Nunes, in 1537, who discovered and first presented the concept of navigating by a rhumb line course, being the first to explain that the shortest distance to be travelled by a ship between two points on the earth is not a straight line but an arc. Nunes published his findings in "Treatise in Defense of the Marine Chart" which predates Snellius' masterful work "Tiphys Batavus" by only 87 years, and which forms the basis for the latter. Some mathematical development to Nunes' discovery had also been made by in the 1590s by English mathematician and astronomer Thomas Harriot who worked for Sir Walter Raleigh, and in 1594 by English mathematician and geographer Robert Hues who circumnavigated the globe with Thomas Cavendish, and was also connected to Raleigh. On pages 50 to 53 of this work, Snellius mentions Robert Hues as he presents a solution to a long-standing navigational problem which had challenged numerous eminent mathematicians, astronomers and sea captains. Snellius has been credited as being the first to find a solution. Little notable progress or discussion ensued for one hundred years, until Dr. Edmund Halley The Problem: "Given the distance sailed upon a direct course, the difference of Longitude and either the Latitude sailed-from or that come-to; to find the course steered and the other Latitude." In this period, a ship's intended latitude could be accurately established by sightings of the sun or stars. However, as there had not yet been discovered an accurate way of determining longitude, early navigators taking to the seas before the invention of the marine chronometer in the eighteenth century used rhumb line courses on long ocean passages. Employing this method, the ship would sail its course either north or south until the latitude of the destination was reached, and from there proceed east or west along the rhumb line (actually a parallel, which is a special case of the rhumb line), maintaining a constant latitude and recording regular estimates of the distance sailed, until evidence of land was sighted. An authoritative guide in its time, and now an exceedingly scarce primary source account, Snellius' influential mathematical treatise instructs and illustrates early navigators in making pertinent calculations for long ocean voyages. The publisher of this work is also notable, "ex Officinâ Elzeviriana" meaning "From the Factory of Elseveir" and referring to the celebrated Holland publishing house belonging to the Elsevier family. Flourishing in the late sixteenth to the early eighteenth centuries, the Elsevier dynasty of printers existed more than 130 years and came to the forefront of European book-printing in the seventeenth century. Its founder was Lodewijk Elsevier (1546-1617) from Leuven who had studied printing art at famous Christophe Platin in Antwerp. After Lodewijk Elsevier's death in 1617 the family business was continued by his descendants from whom the most celebrated are: Bonaventura Elsevier (1583-1652), Isaac Elsevier (1596-1651) and Lodewijk Elsevier Jr. (1604-1670). The last of the Elseviers died in 1712 whereupon their firm ceased to exist. They worked in Leiden and Amsterdam and had representative offices in many other European towns. The Elseviers' target audience were learned readers, members of the European "scientists' republic", therefore they were selective in the books they chose to publish, and worked with the most eminent scientists of the time. Scientists and other distinguish writers considered it an honor to be published at the Elseviers' publishing house. The Elsevier printing house was founded at the Leiden University and published at least 3,000 theses, including scientific works by Galileo Galilei, R. Descartes, B. Pascal, J. Locke and others, and fictions by Moliere, F. Rabelais, G. Boccaccio, and others. The substantial manuscript notes made in this volume not only offer perspective into the application of Snellius' navigational teachings in terms of commercial and exploratory seafaring, but also reveal some of the specific individuals of note whose hands it fell into and served. Published in 1624, the first ownership confirmed is that of Christophorus Plassius of Leiden, who signed the title page in 1671. (A rather substantial Plassius ancestry derives from Leiden, suggesting that he may have obtained the volume from his father or an uncle.) The 3 pages of manuscript notes penned in Dutch on the rear endpapers, including two tables, appear to be in the same hand. Plassius makes note of certain pages of Snellius' book, and describes four ways to set a course, with the information at one's disposal (the destination's latitude, longitude etc.) Among other things, his notes also refer to an early pilot book published in 1592 and titled "Thresoor der Zeevaert" (Treasure of Navigation), by Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer, an important Dutch cartographer and one of the founding fathers and most famous members of the North Holland school, which played a major role in the early development of Dutch nautical chart-making. Just below the first, is a second signature, the volume having been given by Plassius to Benjamin von Munchausen, according to his signature and inscription dated The Hague 1675. Munchausen was an attorney at Danzig (now Gdánsk). He is recorded in England in 1673, when he was admitted to the Bodleian Library, and delivered letters from Henry Oldenburg, first Secretary of the Royal Society, to Edward Pococke and Martin Lister. Munchausen became a Fellow of the Royal Society in London in 1684, therefore maintained English connections. It is not known exactly how the volume went from Munchausen to the Shirburn Castle library of the Earls of Macclesfield, although it is quite conceivable that Munchausen gave it to mathematician John Collins (1626-1683) who was also a member of the Royal Society, and who corresponded extensively with leading scientists and mathematicians including Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Gottfried Leibniz, Isaac Newton, and John Wallis, gathering and sharing new scientific discoveries. Collins corresponded with continental scientists via Oldenburg (cf. DSB) Collins acquired an extraordinary scientific library, including papers of Isaac Newton. The library was acquired by the first Earl of Macclesfield, Lord Chancellor Thomas Parker (1667-1732) who became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1712. A brief and cryptic inscription to the front endpaper, made in another hand, is dated 22 July (IX. Kal. Aug.) 1692. The volume may have been at an early stage in the hands of a French merchant with Dutch connections. The front pastedown and front endpaper are consumed with detailed shipbuilding notes written in French. Building materials are listed and priced, for a wooden vessel with a keel of seventy-two feet and a height of twenty-five feet. The writer concludes that the prices given are the most that a master carpenter could charge in France, but that one could reasonably negotiate with the carpenter, although one could certainly get a better price in Holland. Willebrord Snellius (Willebrord Snel van Royen, 1580-1626) was a Dutch astronomer and mathematician, most famous for the law of refraction now known as Snell's law. In 1615 he planned and carried into practice a new method of finding the radius of the earth, by determining the distance of one point on its surface from the parallel of latitude of another, by means of triangulation. Snellius was also a distinguished mathematician, producing a new method for calculating pi, the first such improvement since ancient times. He rediscovered the law of refraction in 1621, now named after him. The lunar crater Snellius is also named after him. In addition to the 'Eratosthenes Batavus' (1617), he published 'Cyclometricus, de circuli dimensione' (1621), and 'Tiphys Batavus' (1624). He also edited 'Coeli et siderum in eo errantium observationes Hassiacae' (1618), containing the astronomical observations of Landgrave William IV of Hesse. A work on trigonometry (Doctrina triangulorum) authored by Snellius was published a year after his death.

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        Briefe Description of the Whole World

      , 1624. 1624. ABBOTT, George. Briefe Description of the Whole World. London: [A. Mathewes] for John Marriot, 1624. Small square octavo, early 18th-century boards rebacked in half brown sheep, new endpapers. $2500.Sixth edition, with a lengthy discussion of North America, including Florida and the new colony of Virginia.Abbot originally published this work for his students in 1599, while serving as master of University College at Oxford, not long before he was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury by James I. Known as

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        Neopaedia. Sive nova, aut inexplicata hucusq. in discendis, arq. docendis, methodi Ratio. Cuius ductu, quis facile ac tuto possit rerum ferie, ac nexu spectatis, de omnibus disserere; ac disceptare. Et, an benè idem hucusque caeteri coniectarint, sententiam ferre. Ex Platonis potissimum atque Aristotelis principijs eruta ...

      Mascardi, 1624. In 8°, p. perg., cc.nn. 6 + pp. 211. Inc. sul front. Esempl. che tratta argomenti di aritmetica, astronomia, musica, logica, retorica, astrologia, medicina, giurisprudenza, teologia, ecc.. Lievi mende alla cop. Capilettera.

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        Lettres au Roy Henry le Grand, et a Monsieur de Villeroy.

      Bouillerot, Paris 1624 - 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. Paris, Bouillerot, 1624. Fol. M. gestoch. Portr. Ossats v. L.Gaultier. 24, 313 u. 445 S., 8 Bll. Späterer engl. Ldr. m. goldgepr. Wappensupralibros (v. John Price of Westbury ?). bestoßen u. berieben, Gelenke v. Fachmann tlw. unterlegt. Erste Ausgabe. NBG XXXVIII,909 ff. ; Barbier II,1250. - Arnaud de Ossat (1537 - 1604), franz. Diplomat, Schriftsteller u. Kardinal d. röm.kathol. Kirche. Obiges Werk versammelt Briefe aus d. Jahren 1594 -1604. In d. Zeit war Ossat Berater v. Heinrich IV. u. verhandelte dessen Versöhnung mit d. Papst 1595.Er brachte d. Pappst dazu d. Ehe Heinrichs m. Margarete v. Navarra zu scheiden u. arrangierte d. Heirat m. Maria de Medici. Außenminister Villeroy beriet sich auf Wunsch Heinrichs in allen Fragen mit ihm. Ossat hat erheblichen Anteil an d. franz. Allianzen mit England u. verhandelte m. dem Sultan d. Türkei. Obwohl Bischoff v. Rennes blieb er bis zu seinem Tod in Rom, dort verwendete er sich auch f. Montaigne u. J.-A. de Thou. Seine Briefe werden als Meisterstück d. Politik angesehen. bestoßen u. berieben, Gelenke v. Fachmann tlw. unterlegt. Erste Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Institutiones linguae Arabicae

      1624. First Edition . METOSCITA, Petrus. Institutiones linguae Arabicae ex diversis Arabum monumentis collectae, & ad quammaximam fieri potuit brevitatem, atque ordinem revocatae. Rome: Stefano Paolini, 1624. Octavo, original stiff paper boards, old paper spine label with ink manuscript shelf numbers, uncut and unopened; pp. [xvi], 256. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $6000.First edition of Metoscita's (al-Matushi's) elementary grammar in Latin and Arabic to assist in the teaching of Arabic. A fine, uncut and unopened copy in the original stiff paper boards.Metoscita (al-Matushi), a Maronite from Cyprus, was one of the first pupils of the Maronite College in Rome and joined the Society of Jesus in 1597. He composed this elementary grammar in Latin to assist in the teaching of Arabic. On page 227 ""we find one of the first examples of a classical Arabic poem quoted and translated"" (Smitskamp). This book is dedicated by the publisher, Stefano Paolini, to Cardinal Francesco Barberini, who had commissioned its publication. (Paolini had previously published two other Arabic grammars, Martelotti's in 1620 and Scialac's in 1622.) It is ""excellently printed with the 16 point Arabic types of Savary de Brèves. At the end a grammatical analysis of Psalm 34 is given following the example of Bellarmino's grammar"" (Smitskamp). Text in Latin and Arabic. Le livre et le Liban 73. Schnurrer 59. Smitskamp, Philologia orientalis 190. Sommervogel V 1028. Most minor discoloration to boards. A splendid uncut and unopened copy, scarce and most desirable in such fine condition in original stiff paper boards.

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        San Matteo

      1624. Incisioni all'acquaforte, metà del XVI secolo, prive di firma. Da soggetti di Guido Reni. Sconosciute alle bibliografie che elencano solo 6 lavori dell'artista bolognese. Bellissime prove, impresse su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "cerchio con trifoglio e lettere", rifilate al rame o con sottili margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. La data di nascita dello Scarsello è documentata al 19 gennaio 1624, mentre quella della sua morte non è esattamente nota e presumibilmente è dopo il 1678. Malvasia infatti lo descrive alla data 1678 attivo a Torino, dove arrivò dopo aver in precedenza lavorato a Bologna e a Milano. Opere molto rare. Dimensioni 148x187 circa.

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        Annalium de vita et rebus gestis illustrissimi principis, Friderici II. Electoris Palatini, Libri XIV ... et Iam primum in lucem emißi. Inveniet in hac historia lector mira multa, & quae non tantum delectare, sed & erudire ac instruere possint. Addidimus plerorumque regum et principum quorum inprimis mentio in hoc opere fit, Icones, tabulis aneis expressas.

      Frankfurt, Germany: Johann Ammon. . VG/No Dustjacket. 1624. First Edition. 1/4 Leather. illustrated with 11 full plates plus one in the text. [bound with] Philipp Reinhard. Stemma Leostenianum Genealogia illustrium et generosorum dominorum ac heroum, comitum in Lovvenstein, VVertheim, Rupeforti, Montacuto, & c. Frankfurt, Johann Ammon. 1624. Signatures: a-b⁴ c². Errata: leaf c2r.Description: [20] pages, [1] folded leaf of plates : genealogical table, portraits; Reference - Graesse. . Sm 4to., [8], 303, [19] p., Exterior hinges cracking, minor age toning. .

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        Pornoboscodidascalus Latinus. De Lenonum, Lenarum, Conciliatricum, Servitiorum, Dolis, Veneficiis, Machinis, plusquam Diabolicis [.].

      Frankfurt, David & Daniel Aubry, Clemens Schleich, 1624. - (48), 462 [recte: 461], (1) SS. Titel in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Pappband des 19. Jhs. mit hs. R

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        Della dignità, & nobiltà delle donne. Dialogo di Cristofano Bronzini d'Ancona. Diviso in Quattro Settimane, e ciascheduna di esse in Sei Giornate. 3 volumes: I. Settimana prima, e giornata prima [-terza]. Firenze, Nella stamperia di Zanobi Pignoni, 1624 (at the end: 1622). II. Settimana prima e giornata quarta [-sesta]. Firenze, Nella stamperia di Zanobi Pignoni, 1625. III. Della dignità, e nobiltà delle donne Dialogo di Christofano Bronzini d'Ancona. Settimana seconda, e giornata ottava. Alle ss. spose novelle. Firenze, Nella stamperia di Simone Ciotti, 1628.

      Zanobi Pignoni - Simone Ciotti, 1624. Three volumes, 4to, contemporary flexible vellum, (8), 142, (2), 130, (2), 126, (6) pp. + (2), 143, (1), 143, (1 blank), 130, (22) pp. + (12), 216, (8) pp. The first part is known in two different issues, our copy combines the two issues. On the front fly-leaf of the third volume is a full-page drawing showing an emblem with the initial PLC. Some browning, light dampstains, the front cover of a volume has slightly shrank, otherwise a very good, genuine copy. RARE FIRST EDITIONS. Bronzini was made cardinal by Pope Paul V in 1615. He then moved to Florence, where he conceived the idea of writing an ambitious work in praise of women. Della dignità et nobiltà delle donne should have originally comprised 24 parts (4 weeks of 6 days each), but the project was never completed. The first six days of the first week were written in 1618 and published between 1622 and 1625, while the first two days of the second week were printed respectively in 1628 and in 1632. Although already approved by the ecclesiastical authorities, the first book was condemned in 1622 "donec corrigatur" (cf. Index libror. prohib., Rome, 1664, p. 38). It is presumable that the condemnation refers to a previous edition, now lost, or that the edition was corrected while still under the presses. The work is written in the form of a dialogue. The scene is set in the Medici's garden in Rome during a hot summer. The interlocutors are six: three women, outstanding for their beauty, virtue and nobility (Margherita from Rome, Vittoria from Mantua, Leonora from Florence) and three men (the Prince of Tuscany, Tolomei from Ferrara, an opponent of women, Onorio, i.e. the author himself as defender of women) (cf. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, XIV, 1972, pp. 463-64, M. Capucci). All parts of Bronzini's work are very rare. We are able to offer here the first three volumes. The fourth one, Della virtù e valore delle donne illustri dialogo di Christofano Bronzini d'Ancona. Diviso in quattro settimane, e ciascheduna di esse in sei giornate. settimana seconda, giornata settima, was issued in 1632 by Zanobi Pignoni. Catalogue of Seventeenth Century Italian Books in the British Library, London 1988, p. 155, G. B. Passano, I novellieri italiani in prosa, Turin, 1878, I, pp. 151-53, Catalogo della Libreria Capponi, Rome, 1747, p. 85.

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        Künstliche und eygentliche Bildtnüs aller Königen in Franckreich,

      Frankfurt, Zetter für Palthenius, 1624. - von Pharamundo an biß auff den Ludovicum XIII. . Beneben einer kurtzen Chronica und Beschreibung deroselbigen fürnembsten Thaten. Mit gestochener Titelbordüre, 64 Porträtkupfern im Text, 140 Seiten, 4 Blatt, Pergamentband der Zeit, 18,5 x 15 cm, Einband etwas angestaubt, innen etwas gebräunt. Erste deutsche Ausgabe mit diesen Illustrationen, die zuerst zu einer lateinischen Ausgabe 1622, ebenfalls bei Zetter, erschienen waren. Nicht zu verwechseln mit den von J. Amman und V. Solis illustrierten, ab 1576 erschienenen Ausgaben mit sehr ähnlichem Titel.

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        Rerum Memorabilium Libri Duo: Quorum prior Deperditarum: Posterior Noviter Inventarum est.

      1624 - Ex italico latine redditi & notis illustrati ab Henrico Salmuth. Editio quarta. (2 części w 1 wol.) Francofurti 1624. Sumpt. Johannis Schmidlini Bibliopolae & Typis Johannis Frid. Weissii. (16 x 9,5 cm), k. [8], s. 749, k. [15], sygn. druk. w drzeworycie, opr. perg. z epoki. Åšlady zawilg.i zabrÄ…zowieÅ„, otarcia oprawy. Praca historyczno-obyczajowa (wyd. 1: 1612) autorstwa prof. prawa na Uniw. w Padwie Guido Pancirolli (1523-1599). DzieÅ‚o z obszernymi komentarzami ucznia autora Henrica Salmutha, w krótkich rozdziaÅ‚ach porusza różne i ciekawe aspekty z życia znakomitych obywateli Å›wiata starożytnego (w pierwszej ksiÄ™dze) i Å›wiata wspóÅ‚czesnego (w drugiej ksiÄ™dze). Opisuje ubiory, mieszkania i budowle publiczne zarówno starożytnego Rzymu jak i Å›wiata wspóÅ‚czesnego. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Deuchino, 1624. Bella marca tipografica in antiporta, capilettera e testatine incisi ottimo es.

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        Epitaphia Ioco-Seria. Latina. Gallica. Italica. Hispanica. Lusitanica. Belgica. Coloniae, Bernardun Gualtheri, 1623. RELIE AVEC (à la suite): 2). RYCQUIUS (Justus). Parcae id est Epitaphiorum à se conscriptorum Libri Tres. Gand, Ioannis Kerchovi, 1624.

      - 2 ouvrages en 1 fort volume in-8. 1). 8ff. 351pp. 2). 8ff. 168pp. Parchemin de l'époque, titre manuscrit au dos. I). Edition Originale de ce curieux recueil d'épitaphes remarquables, étranges ou surprenants, caractéristiques du génie de différentes nations européennes (France, Italie, Espagne, Portugal, Belgique). Ils ont été recueillis par l'historien anversois Pierre François Sweerts (Anvers, 1567- 1629). Ces pièces littéraires de circonstance, qui ont parfois la tournure d'un dicton, sont transcrites chacune dans leur langue originelle (Latin, Français, Espagnol, Portugais, Italien et Allemand). Voici quelques titres d'épithaphes en langue espagnole donnant un aperçu des personnages ou sujets concernés : "De una Señora esteril y dos vecez casada", "De los Caminantes", "De los Reyes Catolicos", "De Carlos Quinto", "De la Reyna Isabel", "Epitafio de la Verdad", "Del señor Don Juan de Austria", "De el Cardenal Cerbantes de Gaeta", "De Arias Montano", "De Alfesibea Dama", "De Falsirena Vieja", "De Antimaco Astrologo", "De Julia Hechicera Famosa", etc., etc. Quelques passages biffés dans les épitaphes en Français. 2). Edition originale de ce recueil de pièces poétiques commémoratives, épitaphes et "tombeaux littéraires", du poète flamand Justus Rycquius, composés à l'occasions de la mort des personnages auxquels il été lié personnellement, littérairement, socialement. L'ouvrage est divisé en trois parties correspondant à chacune des trois Parques de la mythologie grecque (Lachésis, Clotho, Atropos). Ayant voyagé en Italie Justus Rycquius ou Josse de Rycke (Gand, 1587- Bologne, 1627) avait été séduit par le pays et était resté longtemps à Rome où il était devenu sécrétaire du Comte Luigi de Sarego qui le chargea du soin de sa bibliothèque. Ses amis italiens le firent nommer professeur à Bologne où il tomba malade et mourut. De nombreuses pièces de cet ouvrage concernent des personnages italiens. Cachets d'une bibliothèque privée. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Basilica chymica, continens philosophicam propria laborum experientia confirmatam descriptionem & usum remediorum chymicorum selectis simorum è lumine gratiae & naturae desumptorum. In fine libri additus est ejusdem autoris tractatus novus de signaturis rerum internis.

      Genève, Joannem Celerium, 1624. ____ Rare édition de la "Basilica chymica", un des ouvrages majeurs de la médecine paracelsienne. Divisé en trois parties: 1) "Préface admonitoire" dans laquelle l'auteur discute les doctrines de Paracelse. 2) la "Royale chimie". 3) Le "Traicté des signatures" dans lequel l'auteur indique les rapports des plantes avec les différentes parties du corps humain. In fine, on trouve les symboles utilisés à l'époque pour représenter les substances chimiques et minérales. Quelques bois gravés dans le texte. "Croll or Crollius was born at Wetter in 1580, studied at Marburg, Heidelberg, Strasburg, Geneva, travelled, and became phisician of Prince Christian of Anhalt-Bernberg. In medecine he was an adherent of Paracelsus, and invented several remedies. The first edition of the "Basilica chymica" was published at Franckfurt, 1608." (Ferguson) "The "Basilica chymica" became the standard scientific work of iatrochemistry. ... In sharp contrast with Paracelsus' vagueness, Crollius describes in detail the individual preparations, their composition, and their application. This explains why the book became such a great success, running to many editions and occasionning many commentaries." DSB 3, 471. Légères rousseurs. Un petit manque au bas du dos. Duveen 151 (édition de Genève, 1631 avec la même collation.) Pas dans Krivatsy, NLM. *****. In-8. [165 x 105 mm] Collation : (42), 364, (60), (14), 92, (40) pp. Vélin. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        La geometria prattica. Cavata da gl'elementi d'Euclide et d'altri famosi autori. Con l'espositione di Gio. Scala matematico. ... Opera necessaria à misuratori, ad architetti, à geografi, à cosmosgrafi, à bombardieri, à ingegneri, à soldati & à capitani d'eserciti.

      Roma, Gio. Angelo Ruffinelli, [à la fin Andrea Fei], 1624 [1623]. ____ Beau titre gravé dans un décor architectural, 51 planches gravées à pleine page et une grande devise de l'imprimeur à l'ancre aldine gravée sur bois à la fin. Seconde édition, (une remise en vente de la première de 1599, avec une nouvelle page de titre et un nouveau feuillet de dédicace). Ouvrage posthume du mathématicien Giovanni Pomodoro, né à Venise et mis en lumière par Giovanni Scala, ingénieur, qui a ajouté des notes et 7 planches. C'est un manuel à l'usage des arpenteurs, des cartographes, des architectes et des militaires. Les 51 jolies planches - le titre en annonce 50 - montrent des instruments, des figures géométriques, des opérations de mesures sur le terrain, des plans architecturaux, etc... Riccardi I (2) 301. Harvard catalogue 394. Petite restauration au coin de la page de titre. Bon exemplaire. ***** Second edition, a reissue of the first of 1599, with a new title page and dedication. Illustrated by 51 plates. In-folio. [350 x 235 mm] Collation : (58) ff., [A-M4, N6, O2] Vélin. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Illuminated manuscript on vellum a Psalter and prayerbook in Latin and French Paris c 1624 1643


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        Den Nederlantschen hovenier, beschrijvende alderhande prinçelijke en heerlijke lust-hoven en hof-steden,.Including: Den verstandigen hovenier, over de twaelf maenden van 't jaer.Including: De medicyn-winkel, of ervaren huys-houder als mede den naerstigen byen-houder, . Noch is hier achter bygevoeght Den Verstandigen Kok.Amsterdam, Widow of Gijsbert de Groot, 1711-1721. 3 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With 2 engraved frontispieces, 76 full-page plates, mostly engraved, partly in woodcut, 11 woodcuts in the text and 3 large engraved illustrations on the title-pages. Later half mottled calf, paper title label on spine.

      - Springer pp. 28-29; cf. Berlin Kat. 3391-3392 (German and French eds. of the first part by Groen only); cf. Waller 844-845 . Rare complete edition of one of the very popular encyclopaedic household books, treating all aspects of life in the country, from laying out gardens, working in the garden, planting and sowing trees, shrubs, orchards, vegetables and herbs, house-keeping, preparing home-medicine, distilling, fishing, bee-keeping, cooking, slaughtering, jam-making, etc., for use at the Dutch country-estates and mansions. First published around the middle of the seventeenth-century, the first part, by Jan van der Groen (1624-1671), the gardener of the House of Orange, covers the planning and creating of gardens, with hundreds of models for garden-plans, labyrinths, garden-architecture, etc. The well-known Amsterdam physician and pharmacist Pieter Nijlandt wrote the other parts, the second describing work in the gardens for each month, the whole year round, including herb- and kitchen-gardening, and work in the orchards and vineyards; the third describing the preparation and use of home medicines for both men and beasts, distilling, bee-keeping, and includes a popular cookery book, with advice about when and how to slaughter animals and how to make preserves.With the bookplate of Bob Luza. With a few occasional stains. Spine slightly rubbed. Very good copy of this popular encyclopaedic household book.

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        Rostochium Urbs Megapolitana Anseatica Et Mercatura Et Universitate Celebris. Vogelschauansicht Rostocks von Norden mit Legende in Deutsch. Kupferradierung von Wenzel Hollar, unten links unter der Figurenguppe signiert "W. Hollar fe.".

      49 x 31 cm. Unter Glas gerahmt (57 x 67,5 cm groß). Gebräunt, Mittelfalz durchscheinend hinterlegt. Bachmann: Die ältern mecklenburgischen Städteansichten: B 72: Hollar schuf die Vorlage in den Jahren 1624/26, die erste Veröffentlichung erfolgte 1657 - Bitte nur Abholung im Geschäft in Rostock, kein Versand wegen Gefahr des Glasbruchs.

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        Viridarium chymicum figuris cupro incisis adornatum, et poeticis picturis illustratum....

      Franckfurt, Luca Jennis, 1624. ____ Première édition. C'est un des plus beaux livres d'emblèmes alchimiques et aussi l'un des plus rares. On n'en connait que quelques exemplaires complets. Il est illustré par un titre gravé et 107 très belles planches. Chaque planche, qui porte un emblème gravé, est accompagnée d'un feuillet d'explication. Beaucoup de celles-ci sont copiées ou inspirées d'ouvrages parus précédemment (Basile Valentin, Michael Maier, Mylius...) Cette illustration est d'une grande beauté artistique. L'ouvrage est d'après Duveen, le plus rare des tous les ouvrages d'alchimie, à l'exception, peut-être, de l' 'Amphitheatrum' de Khunrath, de 1595. Verginelli, Bibliotheca Hermetica 313. Un dos en veau a été rapporté au XVIIIe siècle sur la reliure en vélin. *-------* First edition. This is the rarest and most richly illustrated emblem book of alchemy. It illustrated by one frontispice and 107 engraved plates, with for each an accompanying leave of epigrams. Duveen had a copy, incomplete of one plate and 2 leaves of text. He states: "One or the two or three most important emblem books in the history of alchemy, and also, with the exception perhaps of Khunrath's Amphitheatrum, 1595, the rarest." "A young student of medecine, who had set forth from his native Bohemia on foreign travel in order to widen his knowledge, found himself in the summer of 1623 in far-off Oxford, where he wrote the dedication of one of the most remarkable of all alchemical works. His name was Daniel Stolck, Stolcius, or Stolcio, of Stolcenberg. A humble disciple of the great Michael Maier, Count Palatine and learned Doctor, this modest student is an important although forgotten figure in the history of Frankfurt Emblems. Originally a graduate of University of Marburg en 1621, and as an ardent admirer of alchemy and alchemical literature he was naturally drawn to Franckfurt-on-Main in the course of his wanderrings. In this renowed publishing center he called upon the firm of Luca Jennis, and here he was shown a number of alchemical engravings..." Read, Prelude to chemistry 255-278). A highly important book combining great artistic beauty and absolute rarity. Very fine copy. In-8 oblong. Collation : (8), (214) ff. Vélin. (Reliure de l'époque.)....

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        Empresas Militares de Lusitanos

      Lisbon: Pedro Craesbeeck, 1624. Recent vellum over boards, spine gilt.. F. 161 misnumbered 145. Title p. slightly soiled, small hole repaired just touching printed surface, last line of f. 91 verso & f. 94 recto poorly printed, very small wormhole in upper margin of ff. 125-150, small marginal repairs to ff. 28 & 112, 134-187 & 189-223, some occasional slight spotting and staining, very occasional marginalia.. The author, a Portuguese member of the royal household, was born in Lisbon in the sixteenth century; and, though forced to accept the sovereignty of the Spanish King, he very evidently retained his love of his native country and its national heroes. He explained in his preface to the archbishop of Braga, to whom the book is dedicated, that his work is intended to be a more lasting monument to the heroes of his nation than the statues with which the Greeks formerly honoured their great; and to this end, he has written his work in Spanish, so that it might find a wider field of appreciation than if he had written it in Portuguese. Though written with a touch of pride for the exploits of the Lusitanians, the writers attitude towards Portugals enemies is fair and unprejudiced (Maggs, Spanish Books, 245). Palau 56169. Innocêncio V, 280 & XVI, 9. Palha 2767, ouvrage rare et estimé. Borba de Moraes I, 76. Garcia Perez 41, libro estimable y que es poco vulgar. Bernstein, Pedro Craesbeeck & sons, 17th century publishers to Portugal & Brazil, 244.

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        Teutsche Poemata und Aristarchus Wieder die verathtung Teutscher Sprach, Item Verteutschung Danielis Heinsij Lobgesang Jesu Chisti, und Hymni in Bachum..., 1624

      Bound with the Opitz is another rare book: Musaeus Grammaticus' Deschonen Poeten Lieb-und Lob-gedichte von Hero und Leandern, Aus dem Griechischen in Hochteutsche. Published in Leipzig, Andreas Ohlen, Buchhendlers, 1633. This second volume with one page with an edge trim, not affecting text. 32pp. Both volumes in what I think is a late 17th Century full brown calf binding with gilt ruling to both boards & spine with finely engraved title page. Small loss of leather near to the bottom of front hinge and general age wear but overall still sound and tight. Internally in good condition with some offsetting from text to opposite page, light spotting, browning to pages and light stain to bottom right corner from page 200 onwards, ink contemporary doodles to front free endpaper and ink marks/scribbles to pages 125-6, not affecting text. Worming to bottom left of first seven pages, however the first page of the dedication (mis numbered 233/234 and with edges trimmed) doesn't have worming, which suggests it was, at one time, further back in the book. The last page of dedication has a repaired tear across the page and is still quite legible. Optiz was the head of the so called First Silesian School of Poets and was during his life regarded as the greatest German poet, he may justly claim to have been "The Father of German Poetry". It is said that this book was put together without his knowledge and taken from a manuscript he left in Heidelberg in 1620. [2], [12], 240pp. Complete, collates with the copy at The Yale University Library.

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        COMENTARIOS DE LOS HECHOS DE LOS ESPAÑOLES, FRANCESES Y VENECIANOS EN ITALIA, y de otras Republicas, potentados, principes, y capitanes famosos italianos, desde el año de 1281 hasta el de 1559.

      Imp. Juan Delgado., Madrid, 1624 - 30 cm. [12] 467 pág. Escudo xilográfico en la portada, capitulares. Enc. en pergamino de época. Historia de Europa desde el siglo XIII hasta el siglo XVI, sobre todo las relaciones entre España e Italia, con especial atención a los reinados de la corona d [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        POLITICA PARA CORREGIDORES Y SEÑORES DE VASSALLOS EN TIEMPOS DE PAZ Y DE GVERRA Y PARA PERLADOS EN LO ESPIRITVAL. y Temporal entre Legos, Iuezes de Comifsion Regidores, Abogados y otros Oficiales publicos: y de las Iuridiciones, Preeminencias,

      Sebaftian de Cormellas,, Barcelona. 1624 - 2 Vols. T. I: (12), 962 pp, (86) p. T. II: (4), 830 pp, (66) p. Folio. Texto a dos columnas. Portada. con escudo xilografico real. Encuadernación en pergamino de época. Muy buen ejemplar, lleva el ex-libris del Marques de Perales. . . IMPORTANTE. Lea Nu [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA CATTEDRA DI SAN PIETRO, (1624). "Io Fran.s cent.s inv. - Superiorum permiss - Io. Bapt.a Pasqualinus cent.s deli et sculp".

      1624. Bulino, f. mm. 369x276. Esemplare foderato. PASQUALINI, Giovanni Battista (Cento 1595 - 1631).

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