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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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