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        L'Instruction du Roy en L'Exercise de Monter a Cheval

      Paris., 1625. Figure 4. Premiers Partie. Mounted size: 48 x 57cm Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Fine condition; slight wear to the centrefold. A beautiful print, with an elaborate architectural border and intricate detailing of costume etc. from Antoine de Pluvinel's important work on equestrianism, engraved by the Dutch engraver Crispijn de Pass. Pluvinel's innovative method of horse training was regarded as much more humane than earlier methods.

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        Manuscript document. On paper, in Spanish

      Madrid, 31 October 1625. Very good condition with minimal bleed through. Written in a very clear notarial hand.. Folio (31 cm; 12.125"). [4] pp. (and 2 blank leaves). Diego de Faxardo had been the corregidor of Merida del Campo and he is scheduled to undergo the residencia hearing that will assess his term of office. Here the king gives specific instructions to the residencia judge as to who should be called to testify and who should not.This is a certified contemporary copy of the original with the official paper and wax seal (now desiccated and detached but present).

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Peligros y Reparos de la Perfeccion y Paz religiosa. Tomo primero (de dos)

      Alcalá, por Juan de Orduña, 1625. 4to.; 7 hs. (de 9), faltando portada y primera hoja de preliminares + 651 pp. de texto + 23 hs. (de 25) de Tabla. Con un grabado calcográfico mostrando a Santa Teresa de Jesús. Ejemplar con pérdidas de papel blanco en las dos primeras hojas y de una pequeña porción de texto en la última de Tabla. Encuadernación moderna en media tela. El autor de este raro libro de espiritualidad fue el fundador en Agosto de 1592 de un eremitorio carmelita en el Desierto de Bolarque

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        Abris der Belegerüng der Statt Lippe und wie solche den 2 Novembris mit Accord Kön. Mayt. in Spanin ubergeben worden Anno. 1623." Ansicht aus der Vogelschau mit Darstellung der Belagerung von 1623

      Kupferstich aus Bellus "Östreichischer Lorberkrantz" 1625. 22.5x31.5 cm. - Westfalia Picta IV, 184 - Fauser 7846 - Schmitt / Luckhardt Abb. 17, WP 78/3/258 - Quetschfalte im Bug oben und unten, kurze Einrisse im oberen Papierrand restauriert.

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        Dialogorum Selectorum Libridvo Graeco Latini

      Vdalricum Rem: Silingae, Formis Academis. 1625. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. H Hard Cover. Fair. Cum gratia & priuilegio Caes. Maiest Dilingae, Formis Academicis. In Latin, some Greek on pages opposite. Bound in an old vellum manuscript leaf with text in black and vermilion, closure ties absent, approximately 12cm tall, (3), 539, (3) pages, vermilion speckled outer edges, woodcut printer's device on title page. Covers discolored, spine covering nearly chipped away, some holes worn through the rear cover along the text lines (ink acidity?), text block sound with a slight lean, pages age-toned but clean, very minor worming to far outer margin of a handful of pages, some pages cockled from past exposure to moisture perhaps, very minor dampstains to margins of a couple of pages.

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        ILLUSTRIVM ANACHORETARVM ELOGIA; SIUE, RELGIOSI VIRI MUSAEVM

      Venetiis: In Typographica Pinelliana, 1625.. [12],157,[4]pp.(lacking preliminary blank; [cross]4 bound out of place after pi4, and wanting the terminal signature a1-4, the latter printing "Posteritati ex rebus à Leonardo Donato Venetiarum..."). Quarto. Modern half morocco and marbled boards. Engraved title and 32 engraved plates. Woodcut historiated initials and decorative tailpieces. Some spotting and occasional ink annotations (including an ownership signature on F2), several tiny holes in plate 2, scattered soiling and occasional discolorations or tidemarks, several old ink spots or smears in text; generally, in spite of the manifest imperfections, a reasonably sound copy. A handsomely illustrated edition of this collection of prose sketches and engraved portraits of religious hermits, edited by Lorenzo Pignoria, and with a prefatory poem by Goergius Camerarius. The fine engraved portraits of the hermits were executed by Francesco Valesio, and generally portray them in rustic settings, usually engaged in contemplation or prayer, or, as in the case of Didymus Celliensis, who is portrayed walking among all sorts of reptiles, including a three-headed dragon, engaged in their most characteristic acts. Another engraving, signed L.P., is a city view. Cavacci was a Benedictine monk in the monastery at Padua, and the first edition appeared in 1612. BRUNET I:1693.

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        THE SPANISH PILGRIME: or, An Admirable Discovery of a Romish Catholicke. Shewing how necessary and important it is, for the Protestant kings, princes, and potentates of Europe, to make warre vpon the King of Spaines owne countrey: also where, and

      London, printed by B. A. and are to be sold by Thomas Archer, 1625.. by what meanes, his dominions may be invaded and easily ruinated; as the English heretofore going into Spaine, did constraine the kings of Castile to demand peace in all humility, and what great losse it hath beene, and still is to all Christendome, for default of putting the same in execution. Wherein hee makes apparant by good and evident reasons, infallible arguments, most true and certaine histories, and notable examples, the right way, and true meanes to resist the violence of the Spanish King, to breake the course of his designes, to beate downe his pride, and to ruinate his puissance. FIRST EDITION 1625, small 4to, approximaely 180 x 140 mm, 7¼ x 5½ inches, pages [12 of 16], 128, 131-136, [2], LACKING AS USUAL THE 2 LEAF DEDICATION AFTER THE TITLE PAGE, collation: A-T4 (-A2 and 3), T4 is a blank, bound in half blue morocco over grey paper boards, small blind stamped crest to centre of covers, gilt rules and blind stamped decoration to spine, gilt title, edges speckled blue. Covers slightly stained, a couple of small chips to paper on upper cover, corners slightly worn, head and tail of spine slightly rubbed, armorial bookplate of first duke of Westminster on front pastedown, signature of his son and another inscription on title page, the latter crossed through, small single wormhole starts on title page and continues to page 72, no loss of legibility, 1 top margin trimmed affecting running title, final 4 leaves lightly stained. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy (lacking dedication as noted). According to ESTC S118337 the Dedication is usually missing. This is a translation of "Traicte paraenetique", a French translation of an unpublished Spanish original, "Tratado paraenetico", erroneously attributed to Antonio Perez and to Jose Teixeira. The French translator's note is signed "I.D. Dralymont", i e. Jean de Montlyard. The work deals with the history of 16th century Spain and in particular with the rule of Philip II (1554-1598) and his relations with Portugal, France and the church. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Mikrokosmos. A little description of the great world

      Oxford: Printed by I. Lichfield and W. Tvrner, and are to be sold by W. Tvrner and T. Hvggins, 1625. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. CONTENT INCLUDES A SECTION ON AMERICA. 8vo (6" x 7 3/4") [14], [1]-812pp.(i.e. 802), Nos. 381-390 omitted in paging. 20th Century full leather binding with raised spine. First few pages are loose on the top half of the binding. The pages are age toned and the text has a few lightly written marginal notes, 2 small holes on page A not affecting text. Page 15 numbered 25, page 81 with 1/4" hole affecting one word, 169 small tear to bottom right corner not affecting, 485 numbered as 463, 585 1" blotch over type affecting readability, 569 tear on top right page corner not affecting, 809-812 with small holes and affecting letter on page 811 and 812. Generally a complete and overall good condition with no foxing. The folding table of climates before p.7 (A4) is missing as is often the case in this book. The 20th century leather binding is in very good condition.& , An UNCOMMON AND AN IMPORTANT EARLY ENGLISH TRAVEL WORK. The second printing of this important encyclopedic attempt to describe the peoples and regions of the world in meticulous detail. While over half of the book describes Europe and the Holy Land and such far away locales as Africa, India, China and Japan, there is a section on the Americas which is an extremely early English account of the new found land. , Heylyn states his disapproval of the name America, thinking it stresses the importance of Vespucci far too much. He thought that Cabot and Columbus both deserved greater recognition and that the name "A New World" would suffice. Heylyn also states that many are of the opinion that America was known long before Columbus landed in the West Indies in 1492. The work was not unbiased and was influenced by both politics and religion. It is an important milestone in the area of geographical or travel writing. Largely drawn from Heylyn's lectures at Oxford, it offers a clear representation of European knowledge of the rest of the world at the dawn of the 17th century. First published in 1621 the book offered a view of the America that the Pilgrims expected to settle when they set out to cross the Atlantic. & A Dictionary of Books Relating to America by Joseph Sabin, 31656 and STC 13277

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        Annales rerum Anglicarum et Hibernicarum, Regnante Elizabetha [...]

      Lug. Batavorum [Leiden], Ex Officina Elzeviriana, 1625. Book. 4to. First Elzevir edition, and the first edition overall of the second part. pp. [xvi], xvi, 855, [xli]. With engraved title page but lacking the portrait of Elizabeth I by Crispin van Queboren. An engraved potrait of similar vintage (measuring 12.5 x 7.5 cms) has been mounted and bound in facing the title. It’s clearly derived from van Queboren’s plate, although reversed, and may well be from the 1639 8vo Elzevir edition (Willems 475). Latin text, occasional marginalia. Eighteenth century red morocco, slightly rubbed. Book-label of T. Fentiman & Sons, booksellers in Leeds, on front pastedown. Camden is justly famous for his Britannia, first published in 1586. The Annales, covering the reign of Elizabeth I, were written at the instigation of Lord Burghley, who granted Camden extraordinary access to his personal and state papers. The first part appeared in 1615 but the second part of the work was printed posthumously here. Willems: 227.

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        De La Recherche de la Verite. Ou L'On Traitte de la Nature de l'Esprit de l'homme, & de l'usage qu'il en doit faire pour eveiter l'erreur dans les Sciences. Seconde Edition revue & augmentee

      Paris. Chex Andre Pralard. 1625., 1625. 12mo. 17cm, in 2 volumes, xxx,461,[ix] & 56,496,[v]pp., in 6 books, in contemporary full calf, raised bands, gilt decorations in the panels, rubbed and worn but a very good sound set. (n14). - Malebranche, Nicolas, 1638-1715. His major work, begun in 1668, was De La Recherche de la Verite. It ran to several volumes and was revised constantly. Like Descartes, Malebranche rejected sensible qualities and held that things are to be judged solely by the ideas that represent them to us according to their intelligible essence. God was seen as the sole efficient casue and natural causes as only "occasional" causes - hence occaisionalism, as Malebranche's system is called.

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        L'histoire de l'ingenieux et redoutable Chevalier Dom Quichot de la Manche

      Paris: Jean Mestais, 1625 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 3rd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (162 x 103 mm), [8], 877 [i.e. 835], [5] pp., 2 final blanks. Contemporary full vellum (soiled, front hinge broken), title with ornamental woodcut, woodcut initials throughout text, numerous mispaginations, pages with marginal damp staining and worming, first two blanks trimmed 25 mm parallel to gutter. Provenance: Irmgard von Hebra (inscription to inner front cover), I. Fleflet (inscription to title). ---- Third French Edition. Rius 463 (knows only 4th edition, 1628). Exceedingly rare edition. Worldcat lists only one repository (Sorbonne, Paris), one copy is in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München and another in Spain (BNE). No copy at auctions internationally for at least 50 years..

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        Dialoghi intorno alle Medaglie, Inscrittioni, & alter Antichitá

      A classic on numismatics, bound for the Duke of Medina de las Torres in stunning red morocco. 1625. Rome. Andrea Fei. In folio (318 mm x 212 mm). 5 ff. + 300 + 16 ff. + 6 ff. Contemporary red morocco, with gold-stamped supra-libros of Don Ramiro Nuñez de Guzman, Duke of Medina de las Torres, impaled with those of his second wife, Anna Carafa Aldobrandini, Princess of Stigliano, boards with double gilt fillet, with interlacing tooling and corner pieces, centers with the aforementioned supra-libros, recased, a little soiled and stained, but generally fine. Stronger browning to some folios, scattered foxing, sometimes strong, else very good. An important treatise on numismatics; studies the Greek, Roman and Christian coins. The illustrations include hundreds of woodcut of antiquities and ancient coins and an architectural frame to title page. Agostini (1517 ? 1586) was Archbishop of Tarragona, a numismatic and an academic; as a matter a fact, the work was first printed in Tarragona in 1587. Nuñez de Guzman was the Duke of Medina de las Torres and son-in-law of the Conde-Duque de Olivares by his first marriage, to Maria, Marquesa de Heliche. As a Spanish officer, he was the Viceroy of Naples from 1638 until 1644; aside from his career, the Duke made a wonderful library, which included over 400 manuscript and 4,000 books; a bibliophile, he had his books bound uniformly with his arms and those of his second wife, Anna Carafa Aldobrandini, Princess of Stigliano. Palau I, 4103.

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        Purchas his Pilgrimes

      London,: W. Stansby for H. Fetherstone, 1625-, 1626.. Five volumes, folio (in sixes), with seven double-page engraved maps, and 88 smaller maps or illustrations in the text; additional ornamental title page to the first volume; a few marginal repairs, some of the in-text maps just trimmed by binder at margins, the Virginia and New England maps in in the fourth volume expertly backed on linen; generally in fine condition throughout; in a handsome early 20th-century binding of dark brown crushed morocco, central gilt arabesque on covers, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers with inner gilt dentelle borders, by Pratt with his stamp in each volume. The classic anthology of exploration: 'This is one of the fullest and most important collections of voyages and travels in the English language' (Church).This is a splendid set (in a handsome binding by the 19th-century London binder Pratt) of the monumental sequel to Hakluyt's collection of voyages. If Purchas is thought by some to lack Hakluyt's inspired touch as an editor, his mighty volumes encompassing some twelve hundred separate narratives 'hold many a stirring tale of bravery at sea, ice under a midnight sun in Arctic seas or, far away south, under a tropic moon or brazen noontide sun. They tell of parching thirst, and freezing cold, of chill winds that searched men to the bone, and of the hot breath of desert sands that scorched their flesh and drove them crazed to death...' (Waters, p. 260).As the Hill catalogue notes, 'At the death of Hakluyt there was left a large collection of voyages in manuscript which came into the hands of Purchas, who added to them many more voyages and travels, of Dutch, Spanish, and Portuguese explorers as well as of English travellers. Purchas followed the general plan of Hakluyt, but he frequently put the accounts into his own words... The main divisions of the work fall into two parts: the first covering the world known to Ptolemy, the second coming down to Purchas' own day. This fine collection includes the accounts of Cortes and Pizarro, Drake, Cavendish, John and Richard Hawkins, Quiros, Magellan, van Noort, Spilbergen, and Barents as well as the categories of Portuguese voyages to the East Indies, Jesuit voyages to China and Japan, East India Company voyages, end the expeditions of the Muscovy Company...'.Most of the maps in the book are after the great Dutch mapmaker Joost de Hondt (Jodocus Hondius). The seven large double-page maps include two of China (vols. 3 and 5), one of India and one of Greenland, along with three particularly important maps of North America: the Henry Briggs map (Burden 214, Goss 24) which was responsible for the problematic tradition of showing California as an island; the map of Canada/New Scotland (Burden 208, second state; "This map is of great importance"); and John Smith's map of Virginia (Burden 164, state 9; "one of the most important printed maps of America ever produced and certainly one of the greatest influence").As always, there are several issue-points to be detailed: in volume 1 the engraved title is in the usual second state (dated 1625); p. 65 (bk. 1) is in the uncorrected state (with "Hondius His Map of the Christian World"); signature Tt is paginated like the Astor copy and on p. 217 the side-note is corrected but the signature mark is present; pp. 703-6 are the first issue (with the headline "Hollanders lying devices, to disgrace the English" and other hostile references to the Dutch); the blank R4 is present. The map of Virginia in volume 4 is in Verner's ninth state. The last volume is the fourth and best edition of 'Purchas his Pilgrimage', first published separately in 1613, enlarged and republished in 1626 specifically to accompany the four volumes of the 'Pilgrimes'; the present copy is the second issue with the title beginning "Purchas" (rather than "Purchase") and with the added dedication to King Charles.A detailed list of the contents can be supplied on request.Kublai Khan:In one of the most celebrated episodes of English literature, Coleridge was reading his copy of Purchas when the gentleman from Porlock famously interrupted his opium-assisted reverie. As Coleridge described it himself, 'In consequence of a slight indisposition, an anodyne had been prescribed [two grains of opium, self-prescribed], from the effects of which he fell asleep in his chair at the moment that he was reading the following sentence, or words of the same substance, in Purchas' Pilgrimage: 'Here the Khan Kubla commanded a palace to be built, and a stately garden thereunto. And thus ten miles of fertile ground were inclosed with a wall.' The author continued for about three hours in a profound sleep, at least of the external sense, during which time he has the most vivid confidence that he could not have composed less than from two to three hundred lines; if that indeed can be called composition in which all the images rose up before him as things, with a parallel production of the correspondent expressions, without any sensation or consciousness of effort. On awakening he appeared to himself to have a distinct recollection of the whole, and taking his pen, ink, and paper, instantly and eagerly wrote down the lines that are here preserved. At this moment he was unfortunately called out by a person on business from Porlock, and detained by him above an hour, and on his return to his room, found, to his no small surprise and mortification, that though he still retained some vague and dim recollection of the general purport of the vision, yet, with the exception of some eight or ten scattered lines and images, all the rest had passed away like the images on the surface of a stream into which a stone had been cast, but, alas! without the after restoration of the latter...'.The start of Coleridge's poem more closely echoed in fact the passage in Purchas, based on Marco Polo: 'In Xandu did Cublai Can build a stately Pallace, encompassing sixteen miles of plaine ground with a wall, wherein are fertile Meddowes, pleasant Springs, delightfull streames, and all sorts of beasts of chase and game, and in the middest thereof a sumptuous house of pleasure, which may be moved from place to place'.The first printed notice of Australia?The first adequately documented European visit to Australia is that of Willem Janszoon and Jan Lodewyckszoon van Roossengin on the Dutch pinnace Duyfken in 1605. They were sent out from Bantam to "discover" New Guinea and other islands south of the Bandas, and they raised the west coast of Cape York Peninsula near Pennefather River. They sailed south along the coast for a while, then doubled back, sailing along the same coast further to the north. They landed at Batavia River in Albatross Bay where they were attacked by Aborigines who killed several of the Dutch crewmen. Janszoon and Lodewyckszoon called the coast New Guinea. Although they sailed past it, they did not recognise the Torres Strait as a passage south of New Guinea. Their discoveries soon appeared on charts as a southern extension of the New Guinea coast, but no published account of their voyage appeared during the seventeenth century. The English factor John Saris, however, reported from Bantam both the departure of the Duyfken and its return to Banda in 1606. When published by Purchas in 1625 it was probably Europe's first printed notice of Australia:The eighteenth of November 1605 here departed a small Pinnasse of the Flemmings, for the discovery of the Island caled Nova Guinea, which, as it is said, affordeth great store of Gold.The fifteenth of June 1606, here arrived Nockhoda Tingall a Cling-man [Kling, Malay for Indian] from Bandas, in Java Juncke,... he told me that the Flemmings Pinasse which went upon discovery for Nova Ginny, was returned to Banda, having found the Island: but in sending their men on shore to intreate of trade, there were nine of them killed by the Heathens, which are man-eaters; so they were constrained to return, finding no good to be done there.Alden, 'European Americana', 625/173, 626/101; Arents, 158; Borba de Moraes, II, p.692-3; Church, 401A; Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica, 1940f; Hill, 1403; Sabin, 6682-86; STC, 20509/20508.5; Streit, 'Bibliotheca Missionum', I, 423.

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        Disputatio de Rabie Contagiosa. Cui praeposita est Epistola De Generatione Planatrum ex Seminibus. Qua detegitur, in vocatis seminibus contineri plantas verè conformatas, ut dicunt, actu

      8 p.l., 96 pp. Small 4to, cont. vellum over boards. Venice: J. Sarcina, 1625. First edition and one of the great rarities in the literature of embryology; it had, according to Ernst Weil (Cat. 14, item 11), a great influence on Harvey. In this work, Aromatari disputes the doctrine of spontaneous generation, sustains the fact that not each seed or egg has the germinative faculty, and states that only a small proportion of the seed or egg constitutes the embryo and the bulk is substance for its nourishment. Aromatari (1587-1660), "studied philosophy and medicine in Perugia, Montpellier, and Padua, where he attended Fabricius' lectures. After graduating M.D. in 1605, Aromatari remained at Padua until 1610 when he settled at Venice to practice medicine. His fame soon caused him to be requested as personal physician by King James I of England and by Pope Urban VIII; but Aromatari declined...He was also famous as a man of letters as well as a physician. From 1609 until 1613, he was involved in a literary debate with the poet Alessandro Tassoni over the work of Petrarch. Aromatari is remembered today, however, for his hypothesis of the preformation of the germ... "In 1625 Aromatari published at Venice his famous Epistola de generatione plantarum ex seminibus ('Letter on the Generation of Plants from Seeds')...The work was only four pages long, but it immediately made Aromatari famous... "Aromatari affirmed that the seeds of plants are composed of two parts: a smaller part, the germ, which contains, in miniature, all parts of the future plant; and a larger part, which is destined as nourishment for the germ and therefore comparable to the yolk of an egg. He was also explicit on two other fundamental points: he denied, absolutely, the spontaneous generation of all living species (animal and vegetable) and postulated that each living kind is born from the seed (plants) or the egg (animals) of the same kind... "He first advanced the hypothesis of the preformation of the germ: 'In the aforesaid seeds, the plant exists already made...the plant arises from the seed, but it is not generated in the seed; we think that likely the chick is sketched in the egg, before it is brooded by the hen.' Aromatari's priority on the doctrine of the preformation of the germ was acknowledged by William Harvey in his De generatione animalium... "Aromatari's hypothesis of germinal preformation became the new idea of the seventeenth century, and was developed later in the famous works of Marcello Malpighi, Jan Swammerdam, and Charles Bonnet, the greatest theorists of preformation in animal generation. Therefore, Aromatari's Epistola marks the origin of an idea of great importance in the history of embryology."-D.S.B., I, p. 293. The Epistola appears as leaves 5-8 of the preliminaries. A very fine copy of a book which I have been hoping to find for many years. Early inscription on front paste-down endpaper: "Cash [price inked out] purchd from Logan London 1710." With the Trotter family 18th-century engraved bookplate with motto "In promptu." ❧ Needham, A History of Embryology, pp. 121, 167, 169, & 183. .

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        ILLUSTRIVM ANACHORETARVM ELOGIA; SIUE, RELGIOSI VIRI MUSAEVM

      Venetiis: In Typographica Pinelliana 1625. Venetiis: In Typographica Pinelliana, 1625.. [12],157,[4]pp. (lacking preliminary blank; [cross]4 bound out of place after pi4, and wanting the terminal signature a1-4, the latter printing "Posteritati ex rebus à Leonardo Donato Venetiarum..."). Quarto. Modern half morocco and marbled boards. Engraved title and 32 engraved plates. Woodcut historiated initials and decorative tailpieces. Some spotting and occasional ink annotations (including an ownership signature on F2), several tiny holes in plate 2, scattered soiling and occasional discolorations or tidemarks, several old ink spots or smears in text; generally, in spite of the manifest imperfections, a reasonably sound copy. A handsomely illustrated edition of this collection of prose sketches and engraved portraits of religious hermits, edited by Lorenzo Pignoria, and with a prefatory poem by Goergius Camerarius. The fine engraved portraits of the hermits were executed by Francesco Valesio, and generally portray them in rustic settings, usually engaged in contemplation or prayer, or, as in the case of Didymus Celliensis, who is portrayed walking among all sorts of reptiles, including a three-headed dragon, engaged in their most characteristic acts. Another engraving, signed L.P., is a city view. Cavacci was a Benedictine monk in the monastery at Padua, and the first edition appeared in 1612. BRUNET I:1693. litart cur natcat

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        SPECIMENS OF BOOKS PRINTED AT OXFORD WITH THE TYPES GIVEN TO THE UNIVERSITY BY JOHN FELL,

      - who was born 23 June 1625, died 10 July 1686; Dean of Christ Church 1660-1686, Bishop of Oxford 1676-1686, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford 1666-1669, Delegate of the University Press 1662-1686. Pp. xii+128, numerous specimens in type-facsimile (many hand-tipped, several printed in red & black, a couple double page); demy folio; navy buckram, lettered and decorated in gilt, a trifle rubbed; uncut; inked presentation inscription (to the Australian branch of Oxford University Press, the donor's signature indecipherable) on upper free endpaper, the free endpapers offset, a little light foxing; Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1925. Edition limited to 550 copies. *With loosely inserted 8pp. prospectus, and order form. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Somptueux Frontispiece De L'eglise Notre Dame De Reims

      Acquaforte e bulino, 1625, datata e firmata in lastra. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana ?grappolo d?uva? (simile a Lieure 52), con sottili margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione.La Cattedrale Metropolitana di Nostra Signora di Reims è uno dei più alti esempi di arte gotica in Europa. Al suo interno si svolsero le incoronazioni di tutti i re di Francia, a partire dal 987, quando vi fu incoronato il conte di Parigi Ugo Capeto, iniziatore della dinastia dei Capetingi, fino al 1825, quando si celebrò l'incoronazione di Carlo X. Nicholas de Son o Desson era nativo di Reims e fu allievo ed imitatore di Jacques Callot. Pochissime e discordanti sono le notizie sulla sua vita. Oltre a questa incisione, datata al 1625, sono note alcune opere datate 1628. Il capolavoro dell?artista. "Etching and engraving, 1625, signed and dated in the plate. A magnificent impression, rich in tone, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark ""bunch of grapes"" (similar to Lieure 52), with thin margins, in excellent condition.The Metropolitan Cathedral of Notre Dame of Reims is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Europe. Inside were held coronations of the kings of France, from 987, when he was crowned the Count of Paris Hugh Capet, founder of the Capetian dynasty, until 1825, when it celebrated the coronation of Charles X. Nicholas de Son or Desson was a native of Reims and was a pupil and imitator of Jacques Callot. Are few and conflicting information about his life. In addition to this work, which dates from 1625, some works are known dated 1628. The masterpiece of the artist." Le Blanc, 15. 300 440

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        Le Parterre de Nancy

      Acquaforte, 1625, datata in lastra in alto al centro e firmata in basso a destra. Esemplare nel raro primo stato di due, avanti l?indirizzo dell?editore Israel Silvestre. Bellissima prova, nitida e contrastata, impressa su carta vergata coeva recante filigrana ?scudo coronato con stemma araldico? (sconosciuta al Lieure), irregolarmente rifilata alla linea marginale, tracce di colla al verso, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione.Bella composizione rappresentante i giardini del palazzo ducale di Nancy, abbelliti dallo spirito d?immaginazione dell?artista. Come citato nei versetti nel margine posteriore, la stampa ha il vezzo di rappresentare la gente di Nancy impegnata in diversi passatempi di un giorno di festa di primavera. Dedicata alla Duchessa di Lorena, l?opera rappresenta un omaggio del Callot alla sua città natale. Etching, 1625, signed on the plate at the lower right and dated at the upper centre. Rare first state of two, before Silvestre's address. A fine impression, on contemporary laid paper, "crowned coat of arms" watermark (not in Lieure), irregularly trimmed at the borderline, traces of glue on verso, generally in very good conditions. Etching representing the Ducal Palace of Nancy. Dedicated to the Duchess of Lorraine, this work is a homage of Callot to his native city. Meaume 622, Lieure 566 I/II. 384 259

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        Ritratto di un Cavaliere di Malta con due studi di teste

      Acquaforte e bulino, 1625, firmata e datata in lastra negli esemplari di secondo stato. Magnifica prova del raro primo stato di due, avanti lettera, impressa su carta vergata coeva, rifilata al rame, in eccellente stato di conservazione.Celebre per i suoi ritratti di tutta l?aristocrazia romana degli inizi del XVII secolo, il Leoni, romano di nascita, deve il suo soprannome alla città natale del padre, anch?egli pittore di ritratti. Controversa la paternità del volto effigiato: secondo il Mariette, grande appassionato di disegni ed incisioni del Leoni, si tratterebbe di Mario Nuzzi detto ?Mario de? Fiori?, mentre più ragionevolmente si tratta del suo amico Tommaso Salini, ipotesi confermata dalla leggenda aggiunta nella prova del secondo stato. Ai lati del ritratto principale, un curioso accostamento di due testine incise al bulino, ad avvalorare il fatto che la lastra non gli fu commissionata, ma venne realizzata in tutta libertà. Nel 1603 il Leoni venne coinvolto in un?azione diffamatoria ai danni di Caravaggio dal pittore Giovanni Baglione. Testimone al processo fu proprio Tommaso Salini, che dichiarò invece di aver ricevuto delle strofe che criticavano Baglione scritte da Orazio Gentileschi e da ?Ottavio Padovano??. "Etching and engraving, 1625, signed and dated on plate in the example of the second state. A magnificent impression of the rare first state of two, before the letters, printed on contemporary laid paper, trimmed to the platemark, in excellent condition.Famous for his portraits of all the Roman aristocracy in the early seventeenth century, Ottavio Leoni, Roman by birth, owes its nickname to the birthplace of his father, also a painter of portraits. Disputed authorship of the face portrayed: According to Mariette, a great lover of drawings and engravings by Leoni, it would be Mario Nuzzi said ""Mario de 'Fiori"", while more reasonably is his friend Tommaso Salini, hypothesis confirmed by the legend added in proof of the second state. On either side of the main picture, a curious combination of two heads engraved engraving corroboration of the fact that the plate he was not commissioned, but was made in complete freedom. In 1603, Leoni became involved in defamation action against Caravaggio the painter Giovanni Baglione. Witness at the trial it was Tommaso Salini, who declared that he had received instead of criticizing Baglione verses written by Orazio Gentileschi and ""Ottavio Padovano. '""" Bartsch 7 I/II; Petrucci, Il Caravaggio acquafortista, pp. 35/46. 111 140

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        Hanawischen Erdbalsams, Petrolei oder weichen Agsteins Beschreibung: Welcher bey dess Hochwolgebornen Grafen und Herren, Johan Reinhardten Grafen zu Hanaw und Zweybrücken...

      Strassburg, Rihel, 1625. Small 8vo (160 x 950mm). pp. (38). Modern speckled brown boards. One of the earliest works descibing the discovery of oil. Johann Volck was a student of Leonard Thurneisser who was one of the first followers of Paracelsus. Little is known about Volck apart from the fact that he had a distilling plant at Lampertloch. The English translation of the German title is as follows: Description of the Hanau earth balsam, petroleum and soft agate stone, which are found in the village named Lampertloch, belonging to the most nobly born count Johan Reinhard, Count of Hanau and Zweibrücken etc., etc., together with its qualities, power and efficacy, which various authors ascribe to it.... The work describes the petroleum basins of the Alsace of which the town Hagenau is of major importance. "The interesting aspects of his pamphlet, however, resides in the fact that in the last four pages he expatiates upon technical uses of petroleum which... were not generally accepted until very much later... Comparing Volck's statement with those of a famous technologist such as Agricola... Volck's pamphlet stands out by virtue of acumen of its auhtor, who obviously personally looked for the possible practical uses of crude oil and the distillate therefrom in directions which had not occured to his contemporaries" (Forbes, Studies in early petroleum history pp. 74-75). A very rare item. The Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog only mentions six copies in German libraries.

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        Dialogorum Selectorum Libridvo Graeco Latini

      Vdalricum Rem: Silingae, Formis Academis. 1625. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. H Hard Cover. Fair. Cum gratia & priuilegio Caes. Maiest Dilingae, Formis Academicis. In Latin, some Greek on pages opposite. Bound in an old vellum manuscript leaf with text in black and vermilion, closure ties absent, approximately 12cm tall, (3), 539, (3) pages, vermilion speckled outer edges, woodcut printer's device on title page. Covers discolored, spine covering nearly chipped away, some holes worn through the rear cover along the text lines (ink acidity?), text block sound with a slight lean, pages age-toned but clean, very minor worming to far outer margin of a handful of pages, some pages cockled from past exposure to moisture perhaps, very minor dampstains to margins of a couple of pages.

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        Lutheri mit mehrer Concordantien.

      Gesambt newer summarischer Ausslegung darin nicht allein ein jedes Büch und Capitel richtig verfasset und getheilt sondern auch darauff der Nutz an L. Lehr: B. Besserung: T. Trost: W. Warnung: Kurtzlich und dannoch reichlich das es an stat eines zimlichen Commentarij sein kan, gezeuget, und mit Zeugnüssen und Exempeln H. Schrifft bewähret, und alle Schrifft mit Schrifft erklärt wird. Durch Danielem Cramerum [...]. Mit einer Vorrede der Theologischer Facultet zu Tübingen. Strassburg, in Verlegung L. Zetzners s. Erben, 1625. Folio. Grav. titelblad,(24),690 s. & 1 grav. porträtt & 1 grav. släkttavla + 590 + (20),471 s. Mycket ståtligt ngt nött samtida skinnband av svart karduan på träpärmar med sex upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg och bevarade spännen. Guldornerade pärmar med Gabriel Bengtsson Oxenstiernas förgyllda vapenexlibris och bokstavserierna "H G O B S" och "F T M O L" på framsidan samt hans hustru Anna Banérs förgyllda vapenexlibris och "A N N O 1 6 2 9" på baksidan. Inre denteller och rikt ciselerat helt guldsnitt. Inlagan med en del mindre fläckar och några smärre pappersförluster i marginalerna. Gustaf Oxenstiernas namnteckning nedtill på titelbladet samt Rålambska Granhammarbibliotekets handskrivna hyllsignatur och gammal röd handtextad etikett på främre pärmens insida, "Dr. Crameri Bibel.". VD17 3:006793C. Bibelsammlung Stuttgart E737. Ej i Darlow & Moule. Gamla testamentets andra del och Nya testamentet med separata deltitelblad. VD17 redovisar ett graverat planschblad till "Nya testamentet", vilket dock inte finns med här. Utgivaren Daniel Cramer (1568-1637) var en luthersk teolog från Reetz i Brandenburg som bl.a. gjorde sig känd som en stark opponent till jesuiterna. "H G O B S" ska utläsas Herr Gabriel Oxenstierna Bengts Son och "F T M O L" Friherre Till Mörby Och Lindholmen. Riksskattmästaren Gabriel Bengtsson Oxenstierna (1586-1656) var gift med Anna Gustafsdotter Banér (1585-1656). Hon var dotter till Gustaf Banér (1547-1600) och Christina Sture (1559-1619) samt föddes på Djursholm och dog på Rosersberg. Hon var hovjungfru åt drottning Catharina Stenbock. Namnteckningen på titelbladet skulle kunna tillhöra såväl Gabriel Oxenstiernas son, riksrådet Gustaf Oxenstierna (1626-93) som hans sonson generalmajoren med samma namn (1675-1723)

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        The History of Philosophy: containing the lives, opinions, actions and discourses of the philosophers of every sect. Illustrated with the effigies of divers of them.

      London: Printed for Thomas Bassett, at the George in Fleetstreet, Dorman Newman, at the Kings Arms, and Thomas Cockerill. [26], 1-228, 351-445, 452-587, [1], 737-960, [16], 1029-1091, [1] pp. Text in dbl. cols. Page 162 numbered 262, 365 numbered 367, 439 numbered 445, 865 numbered 863. Folio. Cloth. Second edition. Illus. engraved frontis and 26 further engraved portraits, plus a few in text charts, diagrams, and figures including one of the solar system. Wing S5239. ESTC R200925. Lowndes 2493. Title page printed in red and black. Frontis. portrait of the author is signed: P: Lilly pinxit Guil: Faithorne scul. Includes a 20 page table of contents; last section "The history of the Chaldaick philosophy" has a separate dated title page; last page is a catalogue advertisement. Thomas Stanley (1625-1678) was poet, classical scholar, and patron of writers. This is the first one volume edition of his History of Philosophy originally published in four parts from 1655-1662. Taking the form of a series of critical biographies of the philosophers, beginning with Thales "what Stanley aimed at was the providing of necessary information concerning all 'those on whom the attribute of Wise was conferred.' He is particularly full on the great Attic masters, and introduces, 'not as a comical divertisement for the reader, but as a necessary supplement to the life of Socrates, ' a blank verse translation of the Clouds of Aristophanes, " (Britannica. 11th Ed). Derived from Diogenes Laertius, Alcinous, Aristotle, and other ancient sources, the work is more biographical than critical. "At the time of its publication, the field which it covered was almost untrodden ground, " (Sandys, J. E. A History of Classical Scholarship, III, p. 351). The History of Philosophy "was accepted as a standard authority for many years, " (DNB) and went on to be published again 1701 and 1743, and was translated into both French and Latin. A very good copy, a few scattered marginal notations and sketches in ink and pencil, thin stain at vvv2-xxx3, tear at F2, and small chip at G4, all within lower margins.

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        Opuscoli Morali di Plutarco cheronese. Copiosi di necessarij precetti da essere essequiti da Prencipi, da Popoli, da Sacerdoti, da Laici, da Padri, da Figliuoli, da Mariti, da Mogli, da Padroni et da Servi. Tradotto in volgare da Marc'Antonio Gandino et da altri Letterati... con due tavole, una delli Opuscoli, & l?altra delle cose più Notabili

      Gio. Battista Combi 1625 in folio (cm 30x20), pp. 2 b.,16 nn., 376; 20 nn., 399, 3 b.; p/perg. coeva con tit. in oro su tass. al ds., tagli blu; 2 front. con grande vignetta barocca di cui il 1° in rosso e nero, alcune testatine e vari capil., testo su 2 colonne; dedica al Priore Giovanni Ferro; alcuni forellini di tarlo alle prime 3 c. che non interessano il testo, qc. lieve fior. ma esemplare ben conservato e con carta forte. 549/22

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        Exactissima descriptio rariorum quarundam plantarum, quae continentur Rome in Horto Farnesiano.

      Folio. 6 n.n. Bl., 109 (recte 101) S., 3 n.n. Bl. Mit gestochenem Titel, 22 gestochenen Tafeln und 6 Holzschnitten im Text. Späterer Halbpergamentband. Nissen 13. - Pritzel 1590. - Wellcome I, 170. - Die von Tobias Albini geleiteten Gärten der Familie Farnese waren für ihre seltenen exotischen Pflanzen berühmt. Viele botanische Seltenheiten wurden hier erstmals gezeigt. In der vorliegenden Auswahl sind unter anderem abgebildet: eine Yucca aus Mexiko, Aloe aus Florida, Zimt, Lorbeer, Passionsfrucht u.a. Die schönen Tafeln wurden nach Jacopo Ligozzi (1547-1626) gestochen. - Titel und die ersten zehn Blätter mit schwächer werdendem Wasserrand. Stellenweise etwas fleckig.

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        Encheiridion cheirurgicum. Das ist / Kurtzer Bericht oder Handbuch der Kunst der Wundartzney. Item / Guilielmi Fabricij Hildani Tractat vom Heissen / und Kalten Brandt. Auff das Neu revidirt und verbessert / sampt nothwendigen Registern.

      Klein-8°. 8 n.n. Bl., 959 S., 8 n.n. Bl. Mit gestochenem Titel von J.C. Klüpffel, 2 mehrfach gefalteten Bl., 2 gestochenen, gefalteten Tafeln, 13 Holzschnitten im Text und einer wiederholten Holzschnittdruckermarke. Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. VD17 39: 141814G. - Krivatsy 8840. - Hirsch IV, 545 für Petraeus. - Zweite Ausgabe dieser Zusammenstellung. Die Schriften von Heinrich Petraeus (1589-1620) erschienen erstmals 1617, nach dem Tode des Verfassers, der "an den Folgen eines Sturzes aus dem Fenster starb, der er in einem melancholischen Anfall machte" (Hirsch). Der Verleger Wagenmann begründete die Neuauflage in einem Vorwort, und liess um sich eines guten Absatzes zu versichern Frabricius Hildanus Text, der in Deutsch und illustriert erstmals 1603 erschienen war beifügen, natürlich ohne Erlaubnis des Verfassers. Die zwei Tabellen mit einem Versuch zum systematischen Gebrauch des Buches in deutscher und lateinischer Sprache. Die zwei gestochenen Tafeln zu Hildanus Text zeigen Amputationsszenen. - Durchgehend stark gebräunt. Der hübsche in Rot und Schwarz gedruckte Titel alt hinterlegt. Die beiden Tabellen knitterfaltig und mit einigen kleineren Einrissen. - Sehr selten. [2 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Neuw vollkommentlich Kreuterbuch/ Mit schönen und künstlichen Figuren/ aller Gewächs der Bäumen/ Stauden und Kräutern.. Jetzt widerumb mit vielen schönen newen Figuren.. Sonderlich aber das Ander und Dritte Theil mit sonderm Fleiss gemehret / Durch Kaspar Bauhin.

      Folio. 6 n.n. Bl., 642 S., 28 n.n. Bl. Register, 1 w.Bl., 4n.n. Bl., 598 S., 1 w.Bl., 202 S., 24 n.n. Bl. Register. Mit über 2472 Holzschnitten im Text und 3 wiederholten Holzschnitt-Titeln. Schweinslederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit Rollstempelverzierung und 2 Metallschliessen. Nissen 1931. - Pritzel 9093. - Erste Ausgabe des 3. Teils von Kaspar Bauhin der die Ausgabe erstmals 1613 neu herausgabe. Der aus Bergzabern stammende Jakob Theodor nahm die latinisierte Form seines Geburtsortes zum Namen. Er war Schüler von Hieronymus Bock. Die Illustrationen sind meist Nachschnitte älterer Werke, wurden jedoch in mancherlei Hinsicht verbessert, "so dass es wohl wert wäre, Zeichner und Holzschneider zu kennen" (Nissen). Der erste Teil erschien nach 36-jähriger Vorarbeit und der zweite posthum nach dem Tode Tabernaemontanus 1590. "Tabernaemontanus hat die Ergebnisse einer grossen eigener Erfahrung verarbeitet, neben der Berücksitigung aller damals vorhandenen besseren Kräuterbücher, deren Autoren oft zitiert werden. Sein Buch berücksichtigt in erster Linie die praktisch medizinische Anwendung der Pflanzen und ist in dieser Beziehung ausserordentlich reichhaltig" (Schmid). - Durchgehend gebräunt, vereinzelt stark fleckig. Mit durchgehenden, stellenweise stärker werdenden, jedoch meist auf den Rand beschränkten Wurmspuren. Einzig die letzten ca. 30 Blatt des 3. Teils stark betroffen. - Hinterer Holzdeckel durch Wurmfrass stark beschädigt. Lederbezüge intakt. [2 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        L'ANTENORE.

      In-8 p. (mm. 203 x 143), 6 opere in 1 vol., p. pergam. settecentesca, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, 4 cc.nn. (compreso il bel frontesp. allegorico inc. in rame, con Antenore in primo piano e la veduta di Padova sullo sfondo), 49 pp. num., 2 cc.nn., 1 c.b.; illustrato da 1 tav. (più volte ripieg.) f.t., con l?albero genealogico figur. di Antenore e 4 belle tavv. nel t., di monumenti, stemmi, etc., pure inc. in rame. Opera dedicata all?eroe Antenore (ritenuto il fondatore di Padova) e alle origini della città. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Lauro ?Bibl. di Padova? (2007),2198 - Cicognara,4067 - Lozzi,II,3254: ?raro?. Unito a: "Le origini di Padova" scritte da Lorenzo Pignoria. Nelle quali si discorre dell?Antichità, degl?habitatori, delle memorie illustri della Città & della provincia tutta. Padova, 1625, cc.nn. 2 (bel frontesp. figur. inc. in rame - rifilato - e occhietto), pp. 184 (mal num. 182), con 2 tavv. f.t. (ripieg. e a doppia pag.) e numer. ill. nel t., tutte inc. su legno, ?alcune delle quali assai curiose e interessanti pei costumi? (cosi? Lozzi,II,3254). "Edizione originale". Cfr. anche Cicognara,4068: ?Le opere del Pignoria sono tutte interessantissime? - Lauro ?Bibl. di Padova? (2007), 2202: ?Opera scritta con un certo rigore critico, e per questo ancora attendibile ed interessante.. Trattando di Tito Livio, l?A. pubblica la lettera (ottenuta da Francesco Vedova) in cui Sicco Polentone nel 1414 si occupava del ritrovamento delle ossa del grande concittadino.. I dubbi espressivi sulla patavinità di Giulio Paolo, a favore della sua origine romana, diedero luogo ad una accesa polemica con Angelo Portenari che era di parere contrario (v. testo A). Pignoria prima rispose polemicamente (v. testo B), quindi con lo pseudonimo di Ludolfo Braunio ribadì le sue convinzioni (v. testo C). Seguono i 3 testi: (A) - "Avviso di Parnaso". Difesa della patavinita? di Giulio Paolo giurisconsulto contra le ?Origini di Padova?. Padova, Tozzi, 1625, pp. 27. "Edizione originale". Cfr. anche Melzi,I, p. 106. (B) - "Attestazione di Giulio Paolo Giureconsulto". Solennizata ne i Campi Elisij il dì delle None d?Agosto, l?anno 1625. Riferita fedelmente da Menippo Filosofo (pseud. di Lorenzo Pignoria). Padova, Tozzi, 1625. Cc.nn. 14. "Edizione originale". Cfr. anche Melzi,II, p. 189. (C) - "La principessa delle compositioni sfiorata". Riotta del Sig. Ludolfo Braunio di Colonia (pseud. di Lorenzo Pignoria). Venetia, Pinelli, 1625, pp. 39. "Edizione originale". Cfr. anche Melzi,I, p. 146. Unito a: "Miscella elogiorum, adclamationum, adlocutionum, conclamationum, epitaphiorum et inscriptionum". Auctore Laurentio Pignorio. Patavii, apud Impr. Camerales, (1626), pp. (8),131,(5), stemma inc. in rame al frontesp. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Lauro, 2200: ?Raro. Ogni tipo di componimento retorico è preceduto da una breve spiegazione?. Esemplare corto di margine; la tav. con l?albero genealogico sapientem. restaur. per picc. manc., altrim. ben conservato. "Laurent Pignoria (Padoue 1571-1631), antiquaire, fit ses études chez les Jésuites de cette ville, entra ensuite dans l?état ecclésiastique et obtint un canonicat dans la cathédrale de Trévise. Nombreuses les ouvrages écrits par ce savant. Il a traité aussi la musique des anciens". Così Fétis,VII, p. 250.

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        Mikrokosmos. A little description of the great world

      Oxford: Printed by I. Lichfield and W. Tvrner, and are to be sold by W. Tvrner and T. Hvggins, 1625. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. CONTENT INCLUDES A SECTION ON AMERICA. 8vo (6" x 7 3/4") [14], [1]-812pp.(i.e. 802), Nos. 381-390 omitted in paging. 20th Century full leather binding with raised spine. First few pages are loose on the top half of the binding. The pages are age toned and the text has a few lightly written marginal notes, 2 small holes on page A not affecting text. Page 15 numbered 25, page 81 with 1/4" hole affecting one word, 169 small tear to bottom right corner not affecting, 485 numbered as 463, 585 1" blotch over type affecting readability, 569 tear on top right page corner not affecting, 809-812 with small holes and affecting letter on page 811 and 812. Generally a complete and overall good condition with no foxing. The folding table of climates before p.7 (A4) is missing as is often the case in this book. The 20th century leather binding is in very good condition. , An UNCOMMON AND AN IMPORTANT EARLY ENGLISH TRAVEL WORK. The second printing of this important encyclopedic attempt to describe the peoples and regions of the world in meticulous detail. While over half of the book describes Europe and the Holy Land and such far away locales as Africa, India, China and Japan, there is a section on the Americas which is an extremely early English account of the new found land. , Heylyn states his disapproval of the name America, thinking it stresses the importance of Vespucci far too much. He thought that Cabot and Columbus both deserved greater recognition and that the name "A New World" would suffice. Heylyn also states that many are of the opinion that America was known long before Columbus landed in the West Indies in 1492. The work was not unbiased and was influenced by both politics and religion. It is an important milestone in the area of geographical or travel writing. Largely drawn from Heylyn's lectures at Oxford, it offers a clear representation of European knowledge of the rest of the world at the dawn of the 17th century. First published in 1621 the book offered a view of the America that the Pilgrims expected to settle when they set out to cross the Atlantic. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America by Joseph Sabin, 31656 and STC 13277

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        Purchas His Pilgrimes ... [with] Purchas His Pilgimage ... the fourth edition

      London: printed by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1625 - 1626. Together 5 volumes, folio. (13 x 8 3/8 inches). Vol.I with blank R4. Engraved additional title to vol.I, 88 engraved maps (6 double-page and 1 folding, 81 half-page and within the text), 7 other engraved illustrations, numerous wood-cut illustrations. (Vol.III lacking front blank). Early 20th-century green morocco gilt by W. Pratt, covers with large central gilt arabesque, spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second and third compartments, marbled endpapers, g.e. A fine set of a foundation work for any collection of travels and voyages: the first edition of "Purchas his Pilgrimes" with the second state of engraved title dated 1625, and Smith's map of Virginia in Verner's 8th state: together with the fourth edition of the "Pilgrimage" (issued here as a supplement) The whole forming an important set of narratives of travels and exploration from the earliest times up until the early 17th century. The second great collection of English voyages, expanding upon and greatly adding to the work of Hakluyt, whose manuscripts Purchas took over after Hakluyt's death. Purchas collects over twelve hundred separate narratives of explorations in every part of the world. Many of the accounts relate to the New World, especially Virginia, and one of the engraved maps is Smith's famous "Map of Virginia" Besides the Smith Virginia map, Purchas also includes two other maps of the greatest importance for North American cartography. The first of these is the "Briggs" map of North America, generally considered the first map to show California as an island. The Briggs map is also the first to note New Mexico by that name, and the first to name the Hudson River and Hudson Bay. The other notable American map is William Alexander's depiction of the Northeast, showing the coast from Massachusetts north to Newfoundland. As Burden notes, this is the first map to record many place names and is a "map of great importance." Purchas began work on his massive collection in 1611, and published various editions of a short collection, with the similar title of "Purchas His Pilgrimage," over the next ten years. That publication, however, was merely a precursor to the present work, an entirely different book and arguably the greatest collection of travels and voyages ever published. The first two volumes are mainly devoted to travels in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The third volume largely treats northern explorations and America. The fourth volume is almost entirely devoted to America. The fifth volume, Pilgrimage, is a supplement to all of the preceding parts, and properly completes a set of Purchas' Pilgrimes. Arents 158; Baer Maryland 8; Borba de Moraes II, pp.692-693; Burden 164, 208, 214; Church 401A; European Americana 625/173 & 626/100; Hill (2004) 1403; Huth sale 6057; JCB (3)II:196-197; Sabin 66686 and cf. 66682; Streit I:423; STC 20509 & 20508; Streeter sale 36.

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        L'Histoire du Vieux et du Nouveau Testament, avec des Explications edifiantes, tirees des Saints Peres

      16mo. Full calf, compartments, gilt spine decoration and gilt title ("Sainte Bible") on crimson spine label. (20pp), 583pp. Sewn-in silk page marker. Tables, numerous small decorative woodcuts. Marbled endpapers. Very good overall. Bit of leather damage at lower right tip of front board, with small chips at head and tail of spine; age toning to opening and closing preliminary leaves; contemporary ownership signature on inner flyleaf; small stain at bottom of some pages, though most are bright, clean and lovely. Tight, clean, attractive early printing of the noted "Bible de Royaumont" or "Sainte Bible" in an early (circa late 18th century) binding. De Royaupont (Nicolas Fontaine,1625-1709) was companion to the reknowned French theologian, priest of Port-Royal and humanist Lemaistre de Sacy (1613-84) during his captivity at the Bastille (1666-68), where he completed his famed translation of the Old Testament (known as the "Bible de Sacy" or "Bible de Port-Royal") -- supposedly with much help from Fontaine -- which became the most popular French version of the Bible in the 18th century. Fontaine's "History of the Old and New Testaments, with Edifying Explanations, from the Holy Fathers" was first published in Paris in 1670. Pierre La Petit published it again in 1681, and in 1687 Denys Thierry obtained the rights to it. Perhaps most interesting about this copy is that six leaves (pp. 25-26, pp. 29-36 and pp. 39-40) were removed at some point in the 18th century and replaced with beautifully handwritten replacements (including header and blank rule), clearly of 18th century vintage. It's been suggested these leaves were removed by a censor, but this is not definitive and clearly it would take a line-by-line comparison of these handwritten leaves against another 1692 copy to determine if any text has been altered or deleted. It's an intriguing notion, though, for the Jansenism reform movement within the Roman Catholic church, of which this volume was a part, was often heated and often violent. Censorship was not outside the realm of possibility.

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        LA PRATICA DI PROSPETTIVA DEL CAVALIERE LORENZO SIRIGATTI Al Ser.mo et invittiss.mo Ladislao Sigismondo, Principe di Polonia, e di Svezia.

      In folio (mm. 400x245), mz. pelle ottocentesca (risg. in parte rifatti), dorso a cordoni con tit. oro su tassello, 4 cc.nn. (incluso il bel frontesp. figur.), 43 inc. su rame a p. pag. e numer., 1 c.nn. (marca tipografica e colophon); 44-65 tavv. inc. su rame e numer. (incluso il frontesp. del ?Libro secondo?). ?L?opera è divisa in due libri: nel primo le tavole sono accompagnate da un breve testo di spiegazione a fronte (ornato da grandi capilettera xilografici). Le incisioni del primo libro raffigurano applicazioni prospettiche elementari su figure geometriche piane e solide (fra cui strumenti musicali) e una scena teatrale. Nel secondo libro le incisioni raffigurano applicazioni delle regole prospettiche con la teoria delle ombre ad elementi architettonici (piedestalli, capitelli e colonnati), a solidi regolari platonici e a numerose figure tridimensionali tipiche del virtuosismo prospettico del tempo (sfere pignate o scanalate). Le incisioni ripetono fedelmente quelle della prima edizione (Venezia, Girolamo Franceschi, 1596) e secondo il Riccardi furono stampate con i rami originali?. "Seconda edizione" (fu pubblicata sia con la dedica a Ferdinando Medici sia a Ladislao Sigismondo). Cfr. Studi e documenti d?architettura, n. 9-10 - Comolli,III, p. 157 - Cicognara,861 - Fowler Collection, p. 269 - Riccardi,I,460: ?La prospettiva del Sirigatti ha il merito di essere uno dei primi se non de? più completi trattati di questa scienza?. Frontesp. con lievi aloni e leggerm. rifilato in alto e in basso; 5 tavv. del libro II con fiorit.; ultima tav. restaur. per piccola manc.; con qualche traccia d?uso, ma certam. un buon esemplare marginoso.

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        Memoires du sieur Richer ambassadeur pour les roys tres-chrestiens Francois premier & Henry second en Suede & Dannemarch.

      [=rubrik]. Troyes, 1625. 8:o. 22 blad. Ngt nött elegant lackat ljusbrunt skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg och tegelröd titel- respektive grön deltiteletikett i marokäng samt marmorerade snitt (Hedberg). Pärmarna med förgyllt ramverk, kantdekor och inre denteller. Inlagan med en stor fuktrand och nära skuren, ibland in i arksignaturer och kustoder. Med Fredrik Vult von Steijerns pärmexlibris.. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 8204: "Denna lilla öfvermåttan sälsynta bok". Kungliga bibliotekets exemplar återfinns sist i en volym som inleds med "Melanges historiques" tryckt 1619 i Troyes. "Melanges historiques" tycks ha utvidgats med flera separata bihang i form av resebeskrivningar som Richers, vars text trycktes två år efter föregående bihang. Dessa bihang har separata arksigneringar och pagineringar. I Richers "Memoires" återfinns på blad 3 verso-9 recto "Memoires dressé par le sieur Richer sur la conference qu'il eut par commandement du roy avec le secretaire du roy du Suede". Texten rör ett besök i Chastellerault 1541 av den svenska ambassadören Frantz Trebou utsänd av "Gostuë roy de Shuede & des goths". Vult von Steijern köpte detta exemplar på Ossbahrs auktion 1905 för 15:10 + avgift

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        Exactissima Descriptio Rariorum Quarundam Plantarum, que continentur Rome in Horto Farnesiano...Auctore Odoardi Farnesii Medico Chimico, et eiusdem Hort Praefecto.

      Roma, Jacobi Mascardi, 1625. Folio. (35x24 cm.). Bound uncut in a fine modern hvellum with calligraphed title on back. Engraved title. (12),100,(8) pp., 22 full-page engravings, textillustrations in woodcut. A small hole to title repaired, light scattered brownspots, 3 leaves at end a little foxed. Otherwise fine.. First edition. The work describes and depicts the rare plants found in the Gardens of the Farnese family in Rome, scarce and exotic plants the seeds of which were brought to Rome by members of the Jesuit Order travelling abroad, and showing species not previous seen in Europe. Aldini was curator for the Gardens, but the work has rightly been attributed to Pietro Castelli, professor of botany in Rome and founder of the Botanical Gardens at Messina. The capital letters of the Preface reads "I Petrus Castelli wrote it all in Tobias Aldinu's Honour." - Hunt No. 208 - Nissen ZBI: 13 - Pritzel: 1590

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        Armamentarium Principale Oder Kriegsmunition und Artillerey=Buch. Darinnen beschrieben. Wie ein Zeüghaus sampt aller Munition und zugehöre bestelt, und in rechtem Wesen soll unterhalten, auch von Salpeter, Schwefel und Kohlen samt allerhand vortheil mit Pulver, dessgleichen unterschiedene Muster von Brechzeugen, Fewerbfeilen, Wilden und Zahmen, Sturm, Wehr, Einleg und Mordfewer, neben andern requisiten zum Pulwer und Feweerwercken gehörig...

      Franckfurt am Main, Johann Ammon, 1625. Small folio. Very nice recent hvellum in old style. Gilt title-label on back. Folded engraved title-page with 2 views (one showing Statt Amberg) and 4 illustrations. (6), 113,(5) pp. With all 33 engravings in the text (11 nearly full-page, 22 half-page, and numb. 1-33 in the plate). The last 4 pp. deal with "Bericht der Wagenburg" and should have 4 plates, these are not present as they are not present in some of the other recorded copies. Some browning to a few quires, but in general good.. Scarce first edition on this important work on the manufacturing of bombs, canons and fireworks (wheels and mines). The book describes and depicts (in fine engravings) how these many sorts of weapons are constructed and how gunpowder is produced and used. The real author is probably Franz Helm and not Ammon. Ammon had written a work called "Buch von den probirten Künsten", the manuscript of which was widely circulated, and which was finally printed in 1536. Ammon seems to have used this popular work as a basis for his own, in his own shortened and edited form. Cockle No. 690 (gives no author and no collation) - Graesse I:222 (also without the 4 plates) - Jähns p. 995. - Rumpf No. 1106. - Chris Philip p. 12. A second edition was published in 1669 under the title "Laboratorium Militare"

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        Purchas His Pilgrimes ... [with] Purchas His Pilgimage ... the fourth edition

      London: printed by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1625 - 1626. Together 5 volumes, folio. (13 x 8 3/8 inches). Vol.I with blank R4. Engraved additional title to vol.I, 88 engraved maps (6 double-page and 1 folding, 81 half-page and within the text), 7 other engraved illustrations, numerous wood-cut illustrations. (Vol.III lacking front blank). Early 20th-century green morocco gilt by W. Pratt, covers with large central gilt arabesque, spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second and third compartments, marbled endpapers, g.e. A fine set of a foundation work for any collection of travels and voyages: the first edition of "Purchas his Pilgrimes" with the second state of engraved title dated 1625, and Smith's map of Virginia in Verner's 8th state: together with the fourth edition of the "Pilgrimage" (issued here as a supplement) The whole forming an important set of narratives of travels and exploration from the earliest times up until the early 17th century. The second great collection of English voyages, expanding upon and greatly adding to the work of Hakluyt, whose manuscripts Purchas took over after Hakluyt's death. Purchas collects over twelve hundred separate narratives of explorations in every part of the world. Many of the accounts relate to the New World, especially Virginia, and one of the engraved maps is Smith's famous "Map of Virginia" Besides the Smith Virginia map, Purchas also includes two other maps of the greatest importance for North American cartography. The first of these is the "Briggs" map of North America, generally considered the first map to show California as an island. The Briggs map is also the first to note New Mexico by that name, and the first to name the Hudson River and Hudson Bay. The other notable American map is William Alexander's depiction of the Northeast, showing the coast from Massachusetts north to Newfoundland. As Burden notes, this is the first map to record many place names and is a "map of great importance." Purchas began work on his massive collection in 1611, and published various editions of a short collection, with the similar title of "Purchas His Pilgrimage," over the next ten years. That publication, however, was merely a precursor to the present work, an entirely different book and arguably the greatest collection of travels and voyages ever published. The first two volumes are mainly devoted to travels in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The third volume largely treats northern explorations and America. The fourth volume is almost entirely devoted to America. The fifth volume, Pilgrimage, is a supplement to all of the preceding parts, and properly completes a set of Purchas' Pilgrimes. Arents 158; Baer Maryland 8; Borba de Moraes II, pp.692-693; Burden 164, 208, 214; Church 401A; European Americana 625/173 & 626/100; Hill (2004) 1403; Huth sale 6057; JCB (3)II:196-197; Sabin 66686 and cf. 66682; Streit I:423; STC 20509 & 20508; Streeter sale 36.

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