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        Histoire generale de la religion des Turcs. Avec la naissance, la vie, & la mort, de leur prophete Mahomet; et les actions des quatre premiers caliphes qui l'ont suivy.Paris, Jean Guignard, 1632. 8vo. With the controversial half-page engraved portrait of Muhammad. 17th-century(?) vellum, later endpapers.

      WorldCat (9 copies); cf. Atabey 73-74 (1625 & 1641 eds.); not in Blackmer. Second edition of "the most complete treatment of Islam up to its time in France" (Atabey). Written by Micheal Baudier (ca. 1589-1645), historiographer to the Court of France. The book is presented as a history of the religion of the Turks, who controlled, at that time, a large part of the Islamic world, and gives a detailed description of Islam and its prophet Muhammad.Bottom of title-page restored, covering a fraction of a millimetre of the date in the imprint, and a small corner torn off, another corner torn from leaf K3, just touching the text. Further some thumbing, several wormholes and a few water stains. Still a good copy of a classic description of Islam.

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        Bautzen. - Vogelschau der Belagerung. - "Abbildung der hauptstatt Budissin oder Bautzen, in Oberlaußnitz / Wie dieselbe von dem Durchl. hochg. F. und Herrn h. Jo. Georgen Hertzogen zu Sachsen Churfürsten etc. erobert worden".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Kupferstich, 1625. 24,1 x 31,7 cm (Darstellung) / 31,2 x 38,8 cm (Blatt). Oberhalb der Darstellung betitelt. Im Portratimedaillon des Johann Georg I. von Sachsen mit dessen Namen und Titeln beschrieben. Innerhalb der Darstellung diverse Punkte beschriftet und mit Buchstaben versehen, die in der Legende unten links erläutert werden. - Diese detailreiche Vogelschau zeigt die Belagerung der Stadt im September 1620 (während des Dreißigjährigen Krieges) durch den Fürsten Johann Georg I. und seine Truppen. Hierbei handelt es sich um einen Kupferstich aus dem "Östreichischem Lorbeerkrantz" bei Nicolaus Bellus (Michael Caspar Lundorp) in Frankfurt. - Im Randbereich leicht gebräunt. Entlang der Bugfalte oben und unten kleinere Einrisse. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Disegno del Lago di Val Chiavenna con i posti fortifÏcati et difesi dall'Il.mo Sig.re il Conte Giovanni Sorbelloni Mastro di Campo d'Infanteria italiana per Sua M.ta et Governatore della sua gente alla Riva et Lago di Como

      Milano 1625 - Incisione in rame, mm 516x380 (foglio completo di legenda mm 730x425; questa Ë numerata 1-37 e A-Z e presenta una bordura silografica, misurando mm 185x400RARISSIMA pianta topografica della Val Chiavenna che mostra in maniera dettagliata i luoghi e gli edifici fortificati dal conte Giovanni Maria Serbelloni (1590-1638), agli inizi del secondo ventennio del '600. La pianta reca la dedica al marchese Giovanni Geronimo Marino, suocero del Serbelloni, sottoscritta dall'ingegnere Giulio Mangoni (o Mingone), datata Milano 1 giugno 1625.Nella dedica vengono magnificati gli sforzi militari e l'abilit? strategica nella difesa del baluardo spagnolo della RivaLa firma dell'incisore si legge in fondo alla mappa, sulla destra: Giovanni Paolo Bianchi.Sotto al disegno, su foglio complementare autonomo, Ë riportata una rubrica numerica 1-37, e alfabetica A-Z, con l'elenco dei luoghi fortificati rispettivamente dal conte Serbelloni e dal marchese di CouvrË. Presenta una bordura silografica, misurando mm 185x400 ed Ë sconosciuta nelle stampe simili (vedi S. Bianchi "Valtellina Valchiavenna e Grigioni sotto la lente" n. 54 e 55)Giovanni Paolo Bianchi (Milano, 1590 - post 1654)OperÚ come incisore, disegnatore e, forse, pittore. Fu anche incisore cartografico ed editore "all'insegna della Balla"; attivo nel 1617 e ancora nel 1654. Nel 1620 risulta iscritto quale incisore all'Accademia di Belle Arti presso l'Ambrosiana a Milano. LavorÚ poi, quasi esclusivamente, per i pi? noti tipografi e editori milanesi, specie per G. B. Bidelli, i Malatesta, i Ponzio. Numerosa la produzione di stampe religiose e d'occasione, cartigli, targhe, stemmi di cardinali e di nobili, ritratti. Incise anche vedute architettoniche, come il Disegno della facciata del duomo (1635) e la Certosa di Pavia, e storiche come l'Assedio ad una citt? Fra le carte e le piante da lui incise, e di cui fu spesso anche editore, si segnalano: Vero disegno della Valtellina (1620c., da disegno di F. Busso); Campo del Re Cattolico sotto Verrua (1625, da disegno di G. Barca); Descritione dello Stato di Milano e suoi confini (1625); Disegno del Lago di Chiavenna (1625, da invenzione di G. Mangoni); Gran Citt? di Milano (1629, pianta prospettica da disegno di M. A. Barateri, poi ristampata con data ritoccata nel 1649, 1651, 1699); FortificaziÚni alla Villetta sulla Sesia (1630c.); Carta della diocesi di Novara (1647); Herculeae Civitatis Novariae eiusque Provinciarum descriptio; Nuova carta della Savoia,Piemonte e Monferrato,Stato di Milano.La produzione cartografica di Valtellina e Valchiavenna nel '500 Ë assai scarsa a causa della marginale importanza della regione. La prima raffigurazione si ha nel 1538 con la carta di Egidio Tschudi, che rappresenta la Rezia in modo sommario, nella sua grande carta della Svizzera. Successivamente Stumps esegue una carta silografica della Svizzera centrale nel 1548 "Rhetia, die zehend LandtafelÖ". Molte furono poi le riprese da Tschudi in tutti gli atlanti del secolo, fino al 1594, quando Metellus eseguÏ una carta della Rezia abbastanza dettagliata. » invece dal 1620 che fioriscono le carte geografiche specifiche della Valtellina a causa degli avvenimenti storici e naturali che sconvolsero la regione. Nel 1616 carte generiche delle Rezia corredano ancora il volume "Raetia" di Giovanni Guler von Weinegg, uscito in tedesco a Zurigo, uno dei libri fondamentali per la storia dei Grigioni, ma anche delle terre suddite. Due anni dopo, nel 1618, l'anno della distruzione di Piuro e dell'inizio della guerra dei Trent'anni, Ë la volta della carta compilata da Filippo Cluverio (come viene tradotto in italiano il nome di Philipp Cl ver, famoso umanista e geografo attivo a Leida) insieme con Fortunato Sprecher, che in quell'anno era al primo biennio di commissario a Chiavenna e che Ë giustamente considerato uno dei primi e pi? importanti storici grigioni. La carta costituisce un salto di qualit? rispetto a quante l'avevano preceduta e avr? perciÚ la fortuna di varie riedi

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        Anatome animalium, terrestrium variorum, volatilium, aquatilium, serpentum, insectorum, ovorumque, structuram naturalem ex veterum, recentiorum, propriisque observationibus proponens, figuris variis illustrata.Amsterdam, J. van Someren, 1681. 4to. With full-page engraved frontispiece by J. Luyken, and 60 numbered and 5 unnumbered full-page engravings. Contemporary vellum.

      BMC NH, p. 173; Cole Library 829; Garrison & Morton 296; Krivatsy 1339; Nissen, ZBI 381; Wellcome II, p. 179; Wood, p. 243. "The first general systematic treatise on comparative anatomy" (Garrison & Morton) and a "well known and important early treatise" (Wood). Gerard Blasius (or Blaes; ca. 1625-1692) combined some of his earlier writings as well as those by other scientists into the present work. The section on the anatomy of the dog is especially important. The engraved plates depict animals and parts of animals and are accompanied by an explanation. Engraved ex-libris "Biblioth: Wagneriana" on verso frontispiece, ownership stamps "Whitman", on inside front cover and endleaf; some browning and foxing, plates XXVII, LIII bound in upside down. Good copy with plates in fresh impression.

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        Regola delli Cinqve Ordini d’Architettvra Di M Iacomo Barozzio da Vignola: Libro primo, et originale

      Rome: Giovanni Baptista de Rossi Milanese in piazza nauona, 1625. Hardcover. Very Good. Imprint: Si stampa in Roma da Gio(vanni) B(ap)t(is)ta de Rossi Milanese in piazza nauona, [c. 1625]. Folio (380 x 255mm). 51 leaves. Pagination: I-XXXVI (including plates III-XXXVI), +17 non. num. plates. Full-page engraved architectural title-leaf includes the arms of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, to whom the work is dedicated, and the half-length portrait of Vignola in aedicule facing to the viewer’s right and holding a compass, flanked by muses of geometry and math. 36 full-page copper-plate engraved plates with captions, 2 folding, depicting portals, lintels, arcades, mantles, capitals, and other parts and orders of classical architecture, including the two folding plans for the palace of the Cardinal Farnese which Vignola had been redesigning since 1558. Plates II and III are full-page engraved letters to Cardinal Farnese and Pope Pius IV respectively, and are most interesting for their typographic layout. Vellum boards, spine titled REGOLA DEL ARCHITETT. DI I. BAROZZIO 1570, 1617 and library label obscuring the rest, in custom cloth slipcase; (lightly stained rear cover, some closely trimmed margins and offsetting but images intact and are highly fine impressions). Nineteenth-century rubber stamp of the Bibliotheca Heberiana to front flyleaf. Richard Heber (1774-1833) was a ripe scholar and bibliophile with a massive personal library, sold in 1834. Mid-century ownership inscription of Prof. James van der Pool of the Avery Architecture Library (Columbia) to front pastedown. Rare later Roman edition of Vignola’s famous Canon work on the “Five Orders of Architecture.” This copy is the de Rossi edition that was printed circa 1625 and is the first of two that de Rossi produced; the second appeared about ten years later. As the imprint details lack in so many of the Italian editions of the Vignola Regola, it is somewhat difficult to determine definitive dates of issue throughout the late-sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Earlier editions of this text appeared almost consecutively in Rome and Venice, with the first in 1562 and the latest in 1695. Vignola’s “Five Orders of Architecture” in all had over 250 editions; it is one of the most successful architecture textbooks ever written. The ample reprinting of this work allowed Vignola’s work to pave the way for a new theory of architecture, one based on practicability. Vignola, while influenced by his contemporaries like Sebastiano Serlio and a burgeoning Baroque aesthetic, was focused on studying the classical monuments. He believed that by their interpretation he was able to pass on fine antique design principles through knowledge. The title contains the Vignola’s self-confident portrait, as one who famously states, “It is always necessary to know what we want our eyes to see.” Vignola was one of the major architects who brought about the sixteenth-century Mannerist movement known for its bizarre and fanciful qualities. In comparison, this work on the “Five Orders” is more dry and astute; it is regarded as a means and not an end to Vignola’s numerous artistic contributions. Rare later Roman edition of Vignola’s famous Canon work on the “Five Orders of Architecture.” This copy is the de Rossi edition that was printed circa 1625 and is the first of two that de Rossi produced; the second appeared about ten years later. As the imprint details lack in so many of the Italian editions of the Vignola Regola, it is somewhat difficult to determine definitive dates of issue throughout the late-sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Earlier editions of this text appeared almost consecutively in Rome and Venice, with the first in 1562 and the latest in 1695. Vignola’s “Five Orders of Architecture” in all had over 250 editions; it is one of the most successful architecture textbooks ever written. The ample reprinting of this work allowed Vignola’s work to pave the way for a new theory of architecture, one based on practicability. Vignola, while influenced by his contemporaries like Sebastiano Serlio and a burgeoning Baroque aesthetic, was focused on studying the classical monuments. He believed that by their interpretation he was able to pass on fine antique design principles through knowledge. The title contains the Vignola’s self-confident portrait, as one who famously states, “It is always necessary to know what we want our eyes to see.” Vignola was one of the major architects who brought about the sixteenth-century Mannerist movement known for its bizarre and fanciful qualities. In comparison, this work on the “Five Orders” is more dry and astute; it is regarded as a means and not an end to Vignola’s numerous artistic contributions.

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        Ioan Sleidani Veri et ad nostra tempora usque continuati

      à Strasbourg: Chez Christoph von der Heyden, 1625. Fine. Chez Christoph von der Heyden, à Strasbourg 1625, in-folio (24,5x36,5cm), (32p.) ; 824col. ; (12p.) 396col. (6p.) (2f) 386col. (6p) (2f) 1664col. (14p) (1f) 604col. (6p.) (1f), relié. - New edition, revised by Oseas Schadaeus (1586-1626) who was a columnist and editor of historical works. This book appeared for the first time in 1555 under the title De statu religionis and reipublicae Carolo Quinto, Caesare Commeentarii. The copy shown 25 text-portraits out of popes and emperors, headbands and tail-lamp and a figure in-text on page 747. Title frontispiece for each of the four parts and more frontispiece representing the first two allegories, one faith, one of the force, framing the full title of the book. In the upper part, a winged woman with the scepter and the imperial orb overlaps the world, accompanied by the caption "Germania domitrix Gentium." Contemporary binding in full vellum, flat spine decorated head of a security pen. Back slightly cracked in two places at the head and cracked tail, discreet mark of an old bookplate pasted previously on the first contreplat. Small burn with tiny lack of text between columns 498 and 499, a few waterstains in lower margin slips on some minor, very small burn without noticeable lack of the portrait of Gregory XIV between columns 380 and 381. This is one of the many editions of De statu religionis and reipublicae, published in 1555, major work by Jean Sleidan (v.1506-1556), Luxembourg historian. Employee of the cardinal du Bellay in the 1540s, he participated in the diets of Regensburg and Speyer and rallied to Protestant ideas, he moved to Strasbourg to escape the action of Francis I taken against Protestants. This contemporary of his life is crucial for writing what would become the Veri and ad usque tempora NOTRA continuati: indeed, he offers in this book a political-historical study of the Reformation through the portraits of religious figures (Popes) and policies (emperors) of the time. Due to its position in favor of Protestants, it is impossible to consider her about a perfectly objective eye; Nevertheless, the methodological quality of his work, who was a contemporary and an actor of the reported events, making it a reference for the history of the Reformation. Beautiful copy, richly illustrated. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, revue par Oseas Schadaeus (1586-1626) qui fut chroniqueur et éditeur d'ouvrages historiques. Cet ouvrage parut pour la première fois en 1555 sous le titre De statu religionis et reipublicae Carolo Quinto, Caesare Commeentarii. Texte en gothique sur deux colonnes. L'ouvrage est illustré de 25 portraits hors-texte de papes et d'empereurs, de bandeaux et de culs-de-lampe ainsi que d'une figure in-texte à la page 747. Titre frontispice pour chacune des quatre parties en plus du premier représentant deux allégories, l'une de la foi, l'autre de la force, encadrant le titre complet de l'ouvrage. Dans la partie supérieure, une femme ailée dotée du sceptre et du globe impérial chevauche le monde, accompagnée de la devise « Germania domitrix gentium ». Reliure de l'époque en plein vélin, dos lisse présentant un titre manuscrit de l'époque en tête. Dos légèrement fendu en deux endroits en tête et fendillé en queue. Petite brûlure avec infime manque de texte entre les colonnes 498 et 499, quelques petites mouillures en marge inférieure sur certains feuillets sans gravité, très petite brûlure sans manque notable sur le portrait de Grégoire XIV entre les colonnes 380 et 381. Un index tardif des portraits monté sur onglet en tête du volume présentant une déchirure sans manque. Il s'agit de l'une des nombreuses rééditions du De statu religionis et reipublicae, œuvre majeure de Jean Sleidan (v.1506-1556), historiographe luxembourgeois. Employé du cardinal du Bellay dans les années 1540, il participe aux diètes de Ratisbonne et de Spire et, rallié aux idées protestantes, il s'installe à Strasbourg pour échapper aux mesures de François Ier prises à l'encontre des protestants. Cette période de sa vie est déterminante pour l'écriture de ce qui deviendra le Veri et ad nostra tempora usque continuati : en effet, il propose dans cet ouvrage une étude politico-historique de la Réforme à travers les portraits des figures religieuses (papes) et politiques (empereurs) de l'époque. En raison de sa prise de position en faveur des protestants, il est impossible de considérer son propos d'un œil parfaitement objectif ; néanmoins la qualité méthodologique de son travail, lui qui fut un contemporain et un acteur des événements rapportés, en fait un outil de référence pour l'histoire de la Réforme et de l'Europe sous Charles Quint. Bel exemplaire, richement illustré.

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        Histoire generale de la religion des Turcs. Avec la naissance, la vie, & la mort, de leur prophete Mahomet; et les actions des quatre premiers caliphes qui l'ont suivy.Paris, Jean Guignard, 1632. 8vo. With the controversial half-page engraved portrait of Muhammad. 17th-century(?) vellum, later endpapers.

      - WorldCat (9 copies); cf. Atabey 73-74 (1625 & 1641 eds.); not in Blackmer. Second edition of "the most complete treatment of Islam up to its time in France" (Atabey). Written by Micheal Baudier (ca. 1589-1645), historiographer to the Court of France. The book is presented as a history of the religion of the Turks, who controlled, at that time, a large part of the Islamic world, and gives a detailed description of Islam and its prophet Muhammad.Bottom of title-page restored, covering a fraction of a millimetre of the date in the imprint, and a small corner torn off, another corner torn from leaf K3, just touching the text. Further some thumbing, several wormholes and a few water stains. Still a good copy of a classic description of Islam.

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        The Decameron] The Modell of Wit, Mirth, Eloquence and Conversation. Framed in Ten Dayes of an Hundred Curious Pieces [bound with:] The Decameron. Containing an Hundred Pleasant Novels ? The Last Five Dayes

      Isaac Jaggard, London 1625 - First complete English edition (second edition of the first volume, first edition of the second volume). Vol. I woodcut title border [McKerrow & Ferguson 212], vol. II border of six woodcuts, repeated throughout text. Collation: A^6(-A1, blank) B-V^6 2A^8 2B-2N^6(-N6, blank); ?^4(-?1, blank) -2 ^4 3 ^2 B-2Z^4 3A^6. 4to. The first complete edition in English of Boccaccio's Decameron, the second edition of volume I, the first edition of volume II. The translator is unknown, though John Florio has been suggested. The Stationer's Register records a 1587 translation by John Wolfe, but no copies survive. Boccaccio's masterpiece was influential on the authors of Elizabethan England - at least fifty-four English plays, including several works by Shakespeare, have plots derived from the Decameron. The two volumes were first issued in 1620, both under the title The Decameron. When the first volume was reprinted in 1625, "No complementary edition of the second volume was published. Possibly because, when the present was called for, Jaggard was still able to supply copies of the first edition" (Pforzheimer). Three years after printing the first edition, Jaggard went on to print the First Folio of Shakespeare (1623). STC 3173 & 3172; Pforzheimer 71 & 72; Grolier, Wither to Prior 250; Lowndes 224 Full modern brown morocco, gilt, a.e.g., by Riviere & Son. Free endpapers rehinged, vol. I title expertly restored at margins, with a few small portions of woodcut border in facsimile, a few other leaves with small paper repairs, some light toning and occasional soiling throughout. In a custom brown morocco-backed slipcase Vol. I woodcut title border [McKerrow & Ferguson 212], vol. II border of six woodcuts, repeated throughout text. Collation: A^6(-A1, blank) B-V^6 2A^8 2B-2N^6(-N6, blank); ?^4(-?1, blank) -2 ^4 3 ^2 B-2Z^4 3A^6. 4to First complete English edition (second edition of the first volume, first edition of the second volume). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Fire of the Sanctuarie newly vncouered, or a Compleat Tract of Zeale.

      London: printed by George Miller and Richard Badger [for W. Sheffard]. 1625 - First and only edition. 12mo. [36], 492, [1] pp. With additional engraved title page (plate). With errata on leaf a6. Rebound in full unlettered sheep, finished to style. Cornelius Burges was an English minister active in religious controversy prior to and around the time of the Commonwealth of England and the Protectorate, following the English Civil War. A rare book on the market, particularly with the extra engraved title. This copy was previously in the collection of Thos. Jolley and sold at the Sotheby auctions of his “extensive, singularly curious and valuable library” in 1843. With his bookplate and signature (dated 1832). The provenance is further enhanced by the bookplate of Ella Burgess of Haslemere, a descendant of the author. In very good condition throughout. ESTC. S115748 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il Trionfo della Vergine o La piccola tesi

      1625 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1625, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Esemplare di terzo stato con indirizzo di Silvestre. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva, rifilata al rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. L’opera fu commissionata al Callot per una tesi teologica sostenuta nel 1625 a Roma dal frate Etienne Didelot. Dedicata a Carlo IV e alla Duchessa Nicole, l’opera viene descritta nella lastra come l’immagine della guerra, della vittoria, del trionfo e della gloria della Vergine. La grande composizione si può dividere in tante piccole scene, tutte spiegate da iscrizioni latine, aventi un unico comune denominatore: la devozione mariana. L’opere trasmette la figura di una donna forte, dominante, alle volte raffigurata con l’allegoria di Roma Trionfante, a tutt’oggi associata all’iconografia dell’Immacolata Concezione. Secondo alcuni studiosi l’opera rappresenta la testimonianza più elevata del culto mariano presso la confraternita dei Francescani, che si esprimeva al massimo in occasione degli anni santi. Numerosi sono i disegni preparatori all’opera, conservati al museo di Nancy. Opera di grande fascino mistico. Bibliografia: Lieure 562; Mostra di Nancy, 694. Dimensioni 368x563. Dimensioni

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        Perfette regole et modi di cavalcare

      Appresso Barezzo Barezzi, 1625. 4to (cm. 24), 4 cc.nn. (compresa antiporta incisa su rame datata 1626), 114 pp. con una grande tav. più volte rip. incisa su rame. Iniziali ornate e fregi. Cartonato coevo (ds. con tracce d’usura e un pallido alone sul piatto anteriore). Interni ottimi ad ampi margini. Edizione originale di un’opera assai stimata. Cicognara, n. 4615; Vinciana, n. 148; Br. Libr., II, p. 650.

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        Then nampnkunnige skribentens Titi Livij aff Padua historia, om Romerske rijksens första ursprung/ the gamble romares härkomst/ wäsende/ wijsheet/ redelige wandel/ loflige regemente/ ridderlige bedriffter/ herlige segerwinningar emoot sine fiender: såsom och om åtskillige handlingar/ som både uthi fridh och örligz tidh i Rom uthi Italien/ jämwäl ock hoos andre nationer/ ther medh the romare hafwa hafft at skaffa/ nästan på otta hundrade åhrs tidh/ alt ifrån then tidhen staden Rom böriades at byggias: aldraförst under konungarnars/ och sedan under borgmesternars regemente/ in til the förste romerske keysares regering/ sigh förlupit och tildragit hafwe.

      Här brede widh är ock infattat Lucij Flori summarier öfwer alle the Titi Livij böker/ som både nu förhanden/ jämwäl ock öfwer them som förkomne äre: sampt en ordentligh åhrsräkning eller liwianisk crönika/ theslijkes itt widlöfftigt register. Uthsatt och tolckat på wårt swenska tungomål/ genom Ericum Schroderum. Sthlm, I. Meurer, (1625)-1627. Folio. (50),952,(27) s. Titelbladet tryckt i rött och svart. Med en myntavbildning på s. 695. Samtida mörkt, ganska nött skinnbd med upphöjda bind och sparsamt blinddekorerad rygg. Blå snitt. Pärmarna med rik blindpressad dekor. Ryggskinnet hårdare nött upp- och nedtill, pärmhörnen stötta. Med spår av att volymen haft knytband. Den som helhet rena inlagan inledningsvis lätt solkig. Titelbladet med bortklippt namnteckning och lagning i marginalen. Liten reva i nedre marginalen på s. 335. Liten lagning i övre hörnet på s. 602 och 606. Mot slutet med en lite större bruntonad fuktrand nedtill, delvis i texten. En del samtida marginalnoteringar. Med J. O. Wedbergs exlibris och Börje Israelssons blåstpl på sista sidan. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi 1600-talet 526-27. Schroderus förord är daterat den 1 februari 1627, impressum anger tryckåret till 1626 och kolofonen 1625. Enligt egen uppgift skulle förutom Schroderus även Ægidius Girs ha bidragit till översättningen. Detta är en av de första översättningarna av en klassisk författare till svenska.

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        Epistolarum libri X.

      Genève, Pierre et Jacques Chouet, 1625. ____ Bel exemplaire aux armes et au chiffre de Louis XIII. Les plats et le dos sont richement ornés d'un semé de fleurs de lis et du chiffre "L" couronné, avec les armes royales dorées au centre. Edition avec les commentaires de Giovanni Maria Cattaneo. Inévitables rousseurs dûes à la qualité du papier.*-------*. In-4. Collation : (24), 646, (10), 168, 151, (1) pp. Veau brun, triple filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats très ornés, armoiries au centre, dos à nerfs orné, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Jornada dos Vassalos da Coroa de Portugal, pera se recuperare a Cidade do Salvador, na Bahya de todos os Santos, tomada pollos Olandezes, a oito de Mayo de 1624. & recuperada ao primeiro de Mayro 1625.

      Lisbon: Mattheus Pinheirio, 1625. No Binding. Very Good. 4to in eights [19.5 x 14.4 cm]. 74 ff., (1) folding engraved plate. Bound in elaborately stamped contemporary calf, rebacked, red sprinkled edges; later pastedowns & endpapers. Shelf marks and old auction ticket from 1952 on front flyleaf. Rubbing and edge restorations to binding. Stamps of the Casa de Cadaval library (front flyleaf, title, and verso of engraving), contemporary inscription of Lourenço (?) Pires Carvalho on title, a few contemporary marginal annotations, small marginal worm track to a few leaves, minor toning to a few quires. Generally very good. Rare contemporary Portuguese account of the Dutch conquest in May 1624 of the principal Brazilian city, Salvador da Bahia, a brief victory that was reversed less than a year later by the largest armada ever sent to the Americas. This Dutch attempt to establish a colony in Brazil was the first episode in a 30-year war with the Portuguese and Spanish that had a lasting effect on the balance of European powers and colonial holdings. As Portuguese-language accounts are notably rarer than their Dutch counterparts, Guerreiro's history is a valuable record of the Portuguese interpretation of events. His Jornada was published just 6 months after what has been called the "Day of the Vassals" (May 1, 1625), when the Dutch surrendered to a force of 52 ships and more than 12,000 men. According to Borba, it is "One of the classic source books for the recapture of Bahia" (I.380). The Dutch long had commercial interests in Brazil, and established several trading networks in the early days of Portuguese rule. However, during the Spanish Captivity of Portugal (1580-1640), a new policy allowed Dutch merchants found in the newly Spanish colonies to be detained. Taking umbrage at this, and convinced that capturing Salvador would not be difficult, the Dutch launched an expeditionary force in December 1623 that included 26 sailing ships, 450 guns and 3300 men under Admiral Jacob Willekens and the notorious Vice-Admiral Piet Hein. Arriving in the Bahia de Todos os Santos on 8 May 1624, the fleet landed a few miles from Salvador. The Dutch troops, under the command of Jan Van Dorth, entered the town early on the morning of May 10, 1624, at which point the Portuguese governor, Diogo de Mendonça, swiftly surrendered. The Dutch victory caused an uproar in Spain and Portugal-King Philip IV vowed publicly that he would personally make the journey to Brazil to retake Salvador (letters from the king are transcribed in chapter 31 of the Jornada). While the king did not personally go to war, thousands of Portuguese vassals rallied under Dom Manuel de Menezes, who joined with the Spanish Armada under the general Dom Fadrique de Toledo y Osório. A massive fleet of 52 ships, 1185 guns and 12,566 men-second only in size to the famous armada of 1588-set sail for Brazil, reaching Salvador on Easter Eve 1625. Reinforcements arrived from Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santo and Pernambuco in early April. The Dutch were demoralized and capitulated on 30 April 1625, the day after the Portuguese entered the town. Guerreiro proudly recounts the circumstances and major players involved in both the Dutch attack and the Portuguese victory. Bartolomeu (or Bartolameu) Guerreiro S.J. (1564-1642) published a volume of sermons (Lisbon, 1624), as well as a substantial Jesuit martyrology, Gloriosa coroa d'esforçados religiosos da compenhia de Jesu (Lisbon, 1642). OCLC U.S.: Cornell, Catholic University, Brown. * Borba I.380; JCB II.192; Rodrigues 1168; Samodães 1472; De Backer-Sommervogel III.1912.2.

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        Ritratto di un Cavaliere di Malta con due studi di teste

      1625 - 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. Dimensioni 111 140mm [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Tabula Italiae, Corsicae, Sardiniae et adjacentium Regnorum

      Amsterdam 1625 - - edizione del 1645: stato sconosciuto alle bibliografie - Intorno al 1625 il Visscher pubblica questo nuovo prototipo di carta con la bordura ornamentale che fu subito dopo copiata da Janssonius e Jodocus Hondius jr. La carta è firmata in lastra da Nicolas Iohannis Visscher, mentre la firma dell’incisore Abraham Goos è in basso a sinistra. La bordura contiene le vedute delle principali città, in gran parte ispirate al Civitates Orbis Terrarum di Braun & Hogenberg: Roma, Napoli, Venezia, Firenze, Genova, Verona nella parte superiore, Parma, Siena, Pozzuoli e Velletri in quella inferiore. Sui lati sono raffigurati costumi popolari, perlopiù di derivazione dall’iconografia del Habiti antichi et moderni di tutto il mondo pubblicata nel 1590 da Cesare Vecellio. Secondo Gunter Schilder, nel volume VI del suo Monumenta Cartographica Neederlandica, sono conosciuti quattro differenti stati di questa mappa; il primo non reca nel cartiglio nessuna data, mentre gli altri la data 1630, 1633 e 1652. Il nostro esemplare reca la data del 1645, e non risulta noto a tutti i repertori consultati, configurandosi tra il terzo ed il quarto stato descritti dallo Schilder e divenendo pertanto il nuovo quarto stato conosciuto. Incisione in rame, rifilata oltre la bordura, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Dimensioni 545x460. Around 1625 Visscher published a new prototype of map with a decorative border which has been then copied by Janssonius ans Jodocus Hondius jr. The map is signed on plate by Nicolas Iohannis Visscher, while the engraver Abraham Goos signed it on lower left. The border is decorated with the views of the most important cities, basically following Braun & Hogenberg’s Civitates Orbis Terrarum: Rome, Naples, Venice, Florence, Genoa, Verona are on the upper part; Parma, Siena, Pozzuoli and Velletri are in the lower one. On the two sides, he depicted some popular clothing, taken from the Habiti antichi et moderni di tutto il mondo iconography published in 1590 by Cesare Vecellio. According to Gunter Schilder, in the VI volume of his Monumenta Cartographica Neederlandica there are four editions of this map: the first doesn’t show any date in the cartouche, while in the others the dates are 1630, 1633 and 1652. This example is dated 1645 and it has never been mentioned in any of the catalogues that have been consulted. If we take for granted Schilder’s words, this example should be placed between the third and fourth state that he described, becoming itself the fourth known state. Engraving, trimmed over the borders, in excellent condition. Dimensions 545x460. Bibliography: Schilder, vol. VI, pp. 381-383, 94; Borri 115 (1652), Hollstein 261; Campbell 44. Schilder, vol. VI, pp. 381-383, 94; R. Borri "L'Italia nelle antiche carte " (2011), scheda 112, Hollstein 261; Campbell 44. Dimensioni [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Jornada dos Vassalos da Coroa de Portugal, pera se recuperare a Cidade do Salvador, na Bahya de todos os Santos, tomada pollos Olandezes, a oito de Mayo de 1624. & recuperada ao primeiro de Mayro 1625.

      Mattheus Pinheirio, Lisbon 1625 - 74 ff., (1) folding engraved plate. Bound in elaborately stamped contemporary calf, rebacked, red sprinkled edges; later pastedowns & endpapers. Shelf marks and old auction ticket from 1952 on front flyleaf. Rubbing and edge restorations to binding. Stamps of the Casa de Cadaval library (front flyleaf, title, and verso of engraving), contemporary inscription of Lourenço (?) Pires Carvalho on title, a few contemporary marginal annotations, small marginal worm track to a few leaves, minor toning to a few quires. Generally very good. Rare contemporary Portuguese account of the Dutch conquest in May 1624 of the principal Brazilian city, Salvador da Bahia, a brief victory that was reversed less than a year later by the largest armada ever sent to the Americas. This Dutch attempt to establish a colony in Brazil was the first episode in a 30-year war with the Portuguese and Spanish that had a lasting effect on the balance of European powers and colonial holdings. As Portuguese-language accounts are notably rarer than their Dutch counterparts, Guerreiro¿s history is a valuable record of the Portuguese interpretation of events. His Jornada was published just 6 months after what has been called the ¿Day of the Vassals¿ (May 1, 1625), when the Dutch surrendered to a force of 52 ships and more than 12,000 men. According to Borba, it is ¿One of the classic source books for the recapture of Bahia¿ (I.380). The Dutch long had commercial interests in Brazil, and established several trading networks in the early days of Portuguese rule. However, during the Spanish Captivity of Portugal (1580-1640), a new policy allowed Dutch merchants found in the newly Spanish colonies to be detained. Taking umbrage at this, and convinced that capturing Salvador would not be difficult, the Dutch launched an expeditionary force in December 1623 that included 26 sailing ships, 450 guns and 3300 men under Admiral Jacob Willekens and the notorious Vice-Admiral Piet Hein. Arriving in the Bahia de Todos os Santos on 8 May 1624, the fleet landed a few miles from Salvador. The Dutch troops, under the command of Jan Van Dorth, entered the town early on the morning of May 10, 1624, at which point the Portuguese governor, Diogo de Mendonça, swiftly surrendered. The Dutch victory caused an uproar in Spain and Portugal¿King Philip IV vowed publicly that he would personally make the journey to Brazil to retake Salvador (letters from the king are transcribed in chapter 31 of the Jornada). While the king did not personally go to war, thousands of Portuguese vassals rallied under Dom Manuel de Menezes, who joined with the Spanish Armada under the general Dom Fadrique de Toledo y Osório. A massive fleet of 52 ships, 1185 guns and 12,566 men¿second only in size to the famous armada of 1588¿set sail for Brazil, reaching Salvador on Easter Eve 1625. Reinforcements arrived from Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santo and Pernambuco in early April. The Dutch were demoralized and capitulated on 30 April 1625, the day after the Portuguese entered the town. Guerreiro proudly recounts the circumstances and major players involved in both the Dutch attack and the Portuguese victory. Bartolomeu (or Bartolameu) Guerreiro S.J. (1564-1642) published a volume of sermons (Lisbon, 1624), as well as a substantial Jesuit martyrology, Gloriosa coroa d¿esforçados religiosos da compenhia de Jesu (Lisbon, 1642). OCLC U.S.: Cornell, Catholic University, Brown. * Borba I.380; JCB II.192; Rodrigues 1168; Samodães 1472; De Backer-Sommervogel III.1912.2.

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        Dn. Lud. Mercati, Medici A Cubiculo Philippi II. & III. Hispaniarum Atque Indiarum Regum Potentissimorum, Atque Eorundem Protomedici, &in Vallesoletana Academia primariae Cathedrae Professoris emeriti, Institutiones ad vsum & examen eorum, quiluxatoriam exercentartem. In Quibus Explicantur Variae Differentaecum Articulationum tum Moderum, quibus solent articuli deprauari...In quibus Denique Agitur De Ossium fractura & curatione. Ex Hispanico idiomate in Latinum vertit Carolus Piso Doctor Parisiensis...

      Francofurti: Typis Hartm. Palthenii, Sumtibus Haeredum D. Zachariae Palthenii, M. DC. XXV. (1625). Slim folio., [viii], 36 pp., 18 woodcut illustrations, woodcut headpieces, initials and tailpieces. Modern quarter calf and brown cloth. With previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Genuinely scarce, first edition thus, Latin translation of the Spanish surgeon's "directions for the official examination of the bone-setters," extracted from the Opera Omnia of Mercado's work, published at Frankfurt, 1616-29. With woodcuts depicting the surgeons at work. OCLC: 634084421.

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        Abriss des Ritterlichen Treffens zwischen der Keys. Bayr. Spanischen und Braunschiwigen Armaden, darinn Hertzog Christian den kürtzern gezogen'.

      - Kupferstich aus Östreichischer Lorbeerkrantz b. Nicolaus Bellus (Michael Caspar Lundorp) in Frankfurt, 1625, 18 x 29,5 Fauser 5823. - Zeigt die Schlacht bei Hoechst mit der Umgebung bis Hanau-Steinheim, Niederrad, Königstein und Oberursel. - Die eingezeichneten Städte mit kleinen Vogelschauansichten. - Mittig Rödelheim. - Selten!

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        The Double-Armed Man, by the new Invention: briefly shewing some famous Exploits atchieved by our Brittish Bowmen: with severall Portraitures proper for the Pike and Bow

      - Large woodcut on title & six full-page woodcuts. 20 unnumbered leaves. Small 4to, 19th-century straight-grain green morocco (joints a little rubbed), single gilt fillet round sides, a.e.g. London: J. Grismand, 1625. First edition. Neade (fl. 1624-37), an archer, "first came to notice with his attempts to revive the use of the bow in warfare by devising a combined weapon consisting of a bow attached to a movable pivot in the middle of the pike shaft. His object was to enable the pikeman to defend himself and to fight while the enemy were still at a distance, rather than having to wait until they came within reach of his pike. In 1624 he demonstrated this weapon before the king?A manuscript Neade had presented to King Charles was published as [the present work]? "Despite the earlier royal encouragement, Neade's invention was not taken up, the bow having by this time been ousted from the battlefield by the musket. Neade, describing himself and his son as 'instructors in archery to the king,' complained to the king in 1637 that, despite several demonstrations of his weapon, he had exhausted his entire estate of £600 to no avail, and that through the bad example of the City of London, archery was now generally neglected. There was no official response to these pleas and, apart from some references to his book, nothing further is known of Neade or his son."-ODNB. In this work, Neade provides a history of the bow and its mastery by the British people, in which he mentions legendary victories such as "Cresse" (Crécy) and Agincourt. He notes that many abandoned the bow, thinking it obsolete in modern warfare, but counters with his invention: the combination of a pike and bow. The title-page woodcut and the six fine full-page woodcuts in the text demonstrate the application of Neade's invention. When the enemy was close enough to engage in hand-to-hand combat, the soldiers could switch quickly from the bow to the pike, allowing the weapon to serve a dual role on the battlefield. Nice copy with minute burn-hole on title and infrequent minor staining. Bookplate of C. Duffell Faulkner, F.R.H.S. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tractatus De respiratione & eius instrumentis. De Ventriculo intestinis, & gula. De Motu locali animalium, secundum totum. De Musculi artificio, & ossium dearticulationibus. Cum indice rerum copiosissimo.

      Antonii Meglietti, Padua 1625 - Four parts in one volume (complete). 4to (205 x 150 mm). [8], [2], 118, [2] pp. (signatures: pi1, pi4, A-P4); [4], 1-42, [2], 43-184 (i.e. 174) pp. (signatures: pi2 A-E4 F2 G-Y4 Z2); [2], 123 (i.e. 121) [1], 32 pp. (signatures: A-P4 Q2, 2A-D4); [8], 214 pp. (signatures: a4, A-Z4 Aa-Dd4). General collection title, dated 1625, with printer's woodcut device. De respiratone without separate title, with Index leaf bound in front and unnumbered leaf bound at end with errata on recto and colophon on verso dated 1615. De Ventriculo with separate title dated 1618 and publisher Laurentii Pasquati, index to verso of title, errata leaf after title, blank leaf after p.42. De motu locali with separate title dated 1618 and publisher Io. Baptistam de Martinis, index on title verso, separate pagination to De alarum actione. De musculi artificio without separate title, with index bound before numbered pages, two leaves of corrections misbound in front of volume after general title. Contemporary vellum, spine lettered in ink (browning, soiling and spotting of vellum). Lower margin partly untrimmed, minor worming to blank gutter, faint dampstaining to blank fore-margin of few leaves in final part, few pages with markings, gathering Z of final part creased in upper margin, worming to last 3 leaves affecting a few letters of text. Provenance: Jean Blondelet. ---- NLM/Krivatsy 3836; Wellcome I, 2121 (IV), 2122 (II); Waller 2884 (II); D.S.B. IV, p.508. Exceptionally rare collection of early works by Fabrici on animal motion and physiology. OCLC/Worldcat knows of only two copies in the US (National Library of Medicine and University of Wisconsin-Madison). As with the other collected edition by Meglietti published the same year in folio format, individial tracts already printed had been taken and a general title added. All these works on animal anatomy and physiology may be considered as parts of the uncompleted but monumental Totius animalis fabricae theatrum which Fabrici meant to publish and to which he devoted many years. (D.S.B. IV, p.508). De Motu locali animalium and De Musculi artificio are important works on the mechanics of animal motion by Fabricius, which exerted an influence on Borelli. Includes chapters devoted to walking, swimming, and (16 pages) flying. Fabricius' efforts were to "provide systematic teleological explanations of features of the parts of animals, both similarities and variations among related parts, emphasizing its Galenic and Aristotelian aspects . Fabricius' use of mechanics [of animal motion] is most conspicuous in his discussion of the utilitates of muscles. It is here that we encounter Fabricius employing a number of more and less abstract diagrams in his analysis of muscles in terms of levers" P.Distelzweig, Descartes's teleomechanics in medical context. Dissertation, Univ. of Pittsburgh, 2013, pp. 50-51). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Contemplationum physicarum sectio 1-2.

      Hannover, Typis Wechelianis, 1625-26. 8vo. (72),+ 752; (40),+ 454 pp. Title leaf reinforced and with well repaired tear. Small hole in leaf a3. Leaves a5-a8 with reinforced outer margins. Light foxing and minor stains. Worn contemporary vellum, blue edges. From the library of bishop Eric Waller, with its bookplate. VD17 1:089765N resp. 7:692646N (1 copy). The second part's title in the more uncommon state with the "C" in "Cosmologia" over the "t" in "Methodicis" and not over the "h". The rare first editions of part 1 and 2 of Wendelin's survey of the physical world. A third part "De Corporibus Coelestibus, Continens Uranologiam & Astrologiam" was published in 1628. A new edition was published in Cambridge in 1648. Part 1: Quae physiologia generalis, de principijs & affectionibus corporis naturalis: Non tantum praeceptis methodicis et perspicuis explicata. Part 2: Quae cosmologia, methodicis praeserptis comprehenda. M. F. Wendelin (1584-1652) German schoolman, classical scholar, and theologian of the reformed religion. He was born in Heidelberg and studied there. He studied philosophy and theology with David Pareus and became the tutor of several royal students, and finally rector of the gymnasium in Zerbst.

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        Amaltheum poeticum in quo fabularum synopsis et copia vocum propriarum quae in poetis habent obscuritatem, ordine alphabetico explicata continetur.

      Louis Hebert Alenconii (Alençon) 1625 - In-24, (6ff), 782 pages. Plein maroquin havane du temps. Filet d'encadrement au pointillé, suivi de deux filets droits et d'une large roulette. Dans l'encadrement central, délimité par trois nouveaux filets, s'inscrit un décor d'arabesques, frappé à l'aide de fers pointillés. Dos en long, richement orné de roulettes à motif floral, délimitées par des filets droits et pointillés. Filet sur les coupes. Tranches dorées. Traces de lacets. ( Coins frottés et écrasés ; petits manques de cuir en queue et sur les mors.) Bel exemplaire d'un livre qui semble d'une grande rareté, puisque seul est répertorié l'exemplaire de la Bibliothèque Mazarine. L'Amalthèe poétique ( Amaltheum, de la chèvre Amalthea qui nourrissait Jupiter de sa corne d'abondance) est une sorte de dictionnaire mythologique et géographique pour la compréhension des poètes de l'antiquité. A usage scolaire, il est dédié par l'imprimeur à la jeunesse estudiantine du Collège d'Alençon. Il est précédé d'une ode en français, par F. Jardin, avocat d'Alençon, et de onze poèmes épigrammatiques latins par les meilleurs élèves humanistes du collège, Abraham Le Hayer et François Marais, tous deux d'Alençon; Jean de Brunet et Jean Boiblais, de Scèes; Isaac Menet, Tanguy Fortion et Jacques de Courtanvel, du Mans; Jean Chevalier et Jean Roger, de Mortagne ; Guillaume Fresnays, de Beaumont le Vicomte; et François Féron "Scylliaeensis" (Sillé le Guillaume?). Louis Hébert, d'abord établi à La Flèche s'installe à Alençon vers 1625. C'est le premier typographe à exercer dans cette ville depuis Simon du Bois, mort vers 1530. Sa formation (on le dit féru de langues anciennes), tout comme son enseigne (sub signo nominis Iesu) lui favorisent assurément la clientèle des écoles jésuites. Quant à Meziriac, né à Bourg en Bresse en 1581, nourri d'hébreu, de grec, de latin, d'italien et d'espagnol par la Compagnie, autre Amalthée, il enseigne au collège des Jésuites de Milan, avant de renoncer à prononcer ses voeux et de se consacrer aux traductions de poétes latins ou de mathématiciens grecs. On le reçoit en 1635 à l'Académie Française.en son absence; c'est Vaugelas qui est choisi pour lire le discours de remerciements qu'il prend soin d'envoyer. (Manque au NUC et au catalogue de la BN; cité par Frère, II, 70, qui ne l'a pas vu, puisqu'il se trompe sur le format et sur la collation. Bonne collation de L. Desgraves dans Bibliog. Aureliana, tome XII, Normandie I, pp.8-9, sur l'exemplaire de la Mazarine.). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Six Galleons for the King of Spain: Imperial Defense in the Early Seventeenth Century.

      Kl.-4, XIV, 318 S., zahlr. Abb., OLwd. m. OU., Tadell. In 1625, Martin de Arana built six Atlantic warships for the Spanish crown. The author traces the ships from their construction through a decade of service, incorporating a history of Spain's Golden Age.

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        The Double-Armed Man, by the new Invention: briefly shewing some famous Exploits atchieved by our Brittish Bowmen: with severall Portraitures proper for the Pike and Bow

      Large woodcut on title & six full-page woodcuts. 20 unnumbered leaves. Small 4to, 19th-century straight-grain green morocco (joints a little rubbed), single gilt fillet round sides, a.e.g. London: J. Grismand, 1625. First edition. Neade (fl. 1624-37), an archer, "first came to notice with his attempts to revive the use of the bow in warfare by devising a combined weapon consisting of a bow attached to a movable pivot in the middle of the pike shaft. His object was to enable the pikeman to defend himself and to fight while the enemy were still at a distance, rather than having to wait until they came within reach of his pike. In 1624 he demonstrated this weapon before the king…A manuscript Neade had presented to King Charles was published as [the present work]… "Despite the earlier royal encouragement, Neade's invention was not taken up, the bow having by this time been ousted from the battlefield by the musket. Neade, describing himself and his son as 'instructors in archery to the king,' complained to the king in 1637 that, despite several demonstrations of his weapon, he had exhausted his entire estate of £600 to no avail, and that through the bad example of the City of London, archery was now generally neglected. There was no official response to these pleas and, apart from some references to his book, nothing further is known of Neade or his son."-ODNB. In this work, Neade provides a history of the bow and its mastery by the British people, in which he mentions legendary victories such as "Cresse" (Crécy) and Agincourt. He notes that many abandoned the bow, thinking it obsolete in modern warfare, but counters with his invention: the combination of a pike and bow. The title-page woodcut and the six fine full-page woodcuts in the text demonstrate the application of Neade's invention. When the enemy was close enough to engage in hand-to-hand combat, the soldiers could switch quickly from the bow to the pike, allowing the weapon to serve a dual role on the battlefield. Nice copy with minute burn-hole on title and infrequent minor staining. Bookplate of C. Duffell Faulkner, F.R.H.S.

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        Answer to a Challenge Made by a Jesuit in Ireland

      1625. USSHER, James. An Answer to a Challenge Made by a Jesuit in Ireland. London: Printed for the Society of Stationers, 1625. Small octavo, period-style full polished tan calf, raised bands, red morocco spine label, new endpapers. $1500.Second edition, published in the year after the first, of Bishop UssherÂ’s “lengthy work of controversial anti-Catholic theology” (DNB), handsomely bound.Renowned not only in his native Ireland but also in England for his erudition and his preaching, James Ussher (who was named Archbishop of Armagh in 1625 and would become Primate of Ireland in 1634) devoted much of his considerable intellectual talent—""he was a cautious scholar, happiest surrounded by manuscripts in a library""—to polemical controversies. In this work, for example, he set out ""to prove that the doctrines held by the Roman Catholic church were not in all respects those of the early Christian church. Ussher unleashed his many years of patristic and historical scholarship to prove that the medieval and modern papacy had strayed from early purityÂ… His style was neither aggressive nor outspoken, but rather consisted in the slow building up of citations, sources and referencesÂ… The depth and breadth of his knowledge rightly earned him the admiration and respect not just of his contemporaries in the republic of letters across Europe, but also of politicians and ecclesiastical leaders of all persuasions"" (DNB). Leaf A1, title page, bound following [A7]; substitute title page, A2, bound as first leaf. This copy without the second impression of A briefe declaration of the universalitie of the church of Christ as second part (STC reports it is usually found as part two); Answer is a complete work in itself. Woodcut initials and headpieces. Without errata leaf. First published 1624. STC 24543. Lowndes, 2744. Allibone, 2501. Old owner signature and old owner's initials, dated 1706, to first leaf.Occasional light foxing. Small restoration to title page. A near-fine copy, handsomely bound.

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        Le Combat a la Barrière

      Nancy 1627 1625 - Serie completa di 10 acqueforti, cm. 15,7x11 (frontespizio) e cm. 15x24 ca. ognuna (tavole), legatura moderna in marocchino rosso con fregi angolari vegetali in oro, al contropiatto anteriore inserto in pelle con autore e titolo. Tutte le incisioni sono in stato unico ad eccezione del Frontespizio, secondo stato su tre (Lieure n. 575), dell'Entrée de MM. de Vroncourt, Tyllon et Marimont, primo stato su due (Lieure n. 578) e de Le Défilé à pied, secondo stato su due (Lieure n. 583). Il frontespizio presentano tre figure femminili che sorreggono lo stemma della dedicataria, 7 incisioni rappresentano i carri della festa e 2 la sala del torneo, nel palazzo ducale di Nancy. La festa ebbe luogo il 14 febbraio 1627 in onore della Duchessa di Chevreuse. Il resoconto fu pubblicato da Henry Humbert e le stampe di Callot servirono ad illustrare l'opera. Rarissimo a fogli non piegati in quanto generalmente le tavole venivano rilegate in-8 a misura del frontespizio. Jules Lieure, Jacques Callot. Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre gravé. Tome I - Texte, Tome II - Planches, Revisited Edition by Alan Wofsy, San Francisco, 1989, pp.73-77, nn. 575-584; pl. 575-584. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historie of the West-Indies

      , 1625. 1625. First Edition . (WEST INDIES) (HAKLUYT, Richard) MARTYR, Peter (aka Pietro Martire d

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        Jornada dos Vassalos da Coroa de Portugal, pera se recuperare a Cidade do Salvador, na Bahya de todos os Santos, tomada pollos Olandezes, a oito de Mayo de 1624. & recuperada ao primeiro de Mayro 1625

      1625 - 1625. Lisbon, Mattheus Pinheirio, 1625. 4to in eights [19.5 x 14.4 cm], 74 ff., (1) folding engraved plate. Bound in elaborately stamped contemporary calf, rebacked, red sprinkled edges; later pastedowns & endpapers. Shelf marks and old auction ticket from 1952 on front flyleaf. Rubbing and edge restorations to binding. Stamps of the Casa de Cadaval library (front flyleaf, title, and verso of engraving), contemporary inscription of Lourenço (?) Pires Carvalho on title, a few contemporary marginal annotations, small marginal worm track to a few leaves, minor toning to a few quires. Generally very good. $18,500 Rare contemporary Portuguese account of the Dutch conquest in May 1624 of the principal Brazilian city, Salvador da Bahia, a brief victory that was reversed less than a year later by the largest armada ever sent to the Americas. This Dutch attempt to establish a colony in Brazil was the first episode in a 30-year war with the Portuguese and Spanish that had a lasting effect on the balance of European powers and colonial holdings. As Portuguese-language accounts are notably more rare than their Dutch counterparts, Guerreiro’s history is a valuable record of the Portuguese interpretation of events. His Jornada was published just 6 months after what has been called the “Day of the Vassals” (May 1, 1625), when the Dutch surrendered to a force of 52 ships and more than 12,000 men; according to Borba, it is “One of the classic source books for the recapture of Bahia” (I.380). The Dutch had long had commercial interests in Brazil, and had established a number of trading networks in the early days of Portuguese rule. However, during the Spanish Captivity of Portugal (1580-1640), a new policy allowed Dutch merchants found in the newly Spanish colonies to be detained. Taking umbrage at this, and convinced that capturing Salvador would not be difficult, the Dutch launched an expeditionary force in December 1623 that included 26 sailing ships, 450 guns and 3300 men under Admiral Jacob Willekens and the notorious Vice-Admiral Piet Hein. Arriving in the Bahia de Todos os Santos on 8 May 1624, the fleet landed a few miles from Salvador. The Dutch troops, under the command of Jan Van Dorth, entered the town early on the morning of May 10, 1624, at which point the Portuguese governor, Diogo de Mendonça, swiftly surrendered. The Dutch victory caused an uproar in Spain and Portugal—King Philip IV vowed publicly that he would personally make the journey to Brazil to retake Salvador (letters from the king are transcribed in chapter 31 of the Jornada). While the king did not personally go to war, thousands of Portuguese vassals rallied under Dom Manuel de Menezes, who joined with the Spanish Armada under the general Dom Fadrique de Toledo y Osório. A massive fleet of 52 ships, 1185 guns and 12,566 men—second only in size to the famous armada of 1588—set sail for Brazil, reaching Salvador on Easter Eve 1625. Reinforcements arrived from Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santo and Pernambuco in early April. The Dutch were demoralized and capitulated on 30 April 1625, the day after the Portuguese entered the town. Guerreiro proudly recounts the circumstances and major players involved in both the Dutch attack and the Portuguese victory. Bartolomeu (or Bartolameu) Guerreiro S.J. (1564-1642) published a volume of sermons (Lisbon, 1624), as well as a substantial Jesuit martyrology, Gloriosa coroa d’esforçados religiosos da compenhia de Jesu (Lisbon, 1642). This copy preserves the rare engraved folding plate depicting the Portuguese fleet besieging Bahia, signed by Benedictus Mealius, which is notable for including a city plan of Salvador alongside the ubiquitous depiction of advancing warships. “The Iornada dos Vassalos has for many years been considered a rare work . Copies containing the plate are rarer still. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        \"Abcontrafactur der blutigen Schlacht so zwischen Herrn Marggrafen von Durlach und Monsieur Tilli als Keys. und Bayerischen Generaln vorgangn\". Blick über den Neckar auf das Schlachtfeld, mit Ansichten von Heilbronn, Neckarsulm, Kochersdorf und Wimpfen.

       Kupferstich bei S. Latomus aus Bellus, 1625, 19 x 30 cm. Schefold 11243; Fauser 15522. - Mit Kopftitel und gestochenen Erklärungen A - L. - Ausdrucksstarke Darstellung. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg

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        A Sermon Preached At Paules Crosse: Laying Open The Beast and His Marks Upon Revelations. Verses 9.10.11. By A Convert Out Of Babylon, Doctor In Divinitie. His Majesties Chaplain.

      William Jones., Dwelling In Red-Crosse Street, London. 1625 - 52 pages. One of the Paules Crosse Conversion Sermons printed between 1614-1649. Later half calf (early 19th century) with marbled paper boards, trimmed close with an occasional cut into the headings and side marginalia printed notes. On page 17 there is a written name "Ann Allin, her book". There is a little light aging, but nothing out of order and all very good, printed on pure rag made paper. Small quarto. 1625. * Allin name is uncommon. There were Allins who owned and built Somerleyton Hall in Suffolk and another group who went to America in the 1630's. ** The author was the Charles' 1st Chaplain until this sermon appeared. A convert out of Catholicism. After this sermon was printed he lost his position and was for a time held in the Tower of London to appease the Pope? It is I believe still on their "Banned Book catalogue". It revealed that the Catholic Church was a masquerade for the Devil as Signified in Revelations. It caused a stir and Chrales and his advisors bowed to pressure to have it withdrawn and the author punished. He was never in any prominent position again, he had few influential friends and died about 1642. *** There are two ex-libris bookplates of the book once belonging to Robert Fisher Tomes and Horace F. Allen. The first was a Farmer & Zoologist who's collection now resides in the British Museum and a bird collection in Worcester. He also contributed to 2 Victorian Histories and died in 1904. The small neat bookplates are inside front cover. ****11 possible copies located on Copac in University and institutional libraries, but only 4 seem hard copies. 3 in the UK and one in the USA. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historie of the West-Indies

      1625. First Edition . (WEST INDIES) (HAKLUYT, Richard) MARTYR, Peter (aka Pietro Martire d’Anghiera). The Historie of the West-Indies, Containing the Actes and Adventures of the Spaniards, Which Have Conquered and Peopled Those Countries, Inriched with Varietie of Pleasant Relation of the Manners, Ceremonies, Lawes, Governments, and Warres of the Indians. London: Andrew Hebb, circa 1625. Octavo, contemporary dark brown calf rebacked, raised bands, red morocco spine label. $12,000.Very scarce second complete edition of this English translation of an important and early account of the Spanish in the West Indies, published in English by Richard Hakluyt in order to encourage English exploration and colonization of the region. An excellent complete copy in contemporary calf boards.“Although Hakluyt himself never traveled farther than France he inspired some of the great overseas explorations of his time and was one of the leading spirits in the Elizabethan maritime expansion” (PMM). A vigorous propagandist and empire-builder, Hakluyt’s purpose was to further British maritime enterprise and to intensify British expansion overseas. He saw Britain’s greatest opportunity in the colonization of America, and was one of the chief promoters of the petition to the king for patents for the colonization of Virginia. He recommended the capture of the Magellan Strait from Spain, pleaded for a voyage to discover the North-West Passage, and maintained a very lucrative consultancy with the East India Company. He met many of the great navigators— Drake, Raleigh, Gilbert, Frobisher and others— corresponded with Ortelius and Mercator and collected all the material on voyages he could find, and spent much of his career arranging for the translations of these accounts into English. Martyr published his history beginning in 1511, in Latin, and separately and cumulatively until his death. The first complete edition of all eight books was issued in Latin in 1532. Martyr’s work was first translated into English in 1555 by Richard Eden as The Decades of the Newe Worlde. That was the first major work in English about the New World, but it only included the first three of Martyr’s books. The full translation of all eight books, by Michael Lok, was not issued until 1612, by printer Thomas Adams, followed by this edition, which is described as a reissue of the 1612 first edition sheets using a new title page that omits Eden’s name. Sabin 45011. STC 651. Cox II: 202. Some early owner signatures and pen trials to front and rear blanks; owner ink signature dated 1908. Old pencil notation from Bernard Quaritch (“Perfect”) on rear pastedown.Scattered light foxing and soiling. Tiny marginal hole to L1, not affecting text; short marginal closed tear to X6, barely touching text. A very good, complete copy of this very scarce title.

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        Ioan. Sleidani Veri et ad nostra tempora usque continuati

      New edition, revised by Oseas Schadaeus (1586-1626) who was a columnist and editor of historical works. This book appeared for the first time in 1555 under the title De statu religionis and reipublicae Carolo Quinto, Caesare Commeentarii. The copy shown 25 text-portraits out of popes and emperors, headbands and tail-lamp and a figure in-text on page 747. Title frontispiece for each of the four parts and more frontispiece representing the first two allegories, one faith, one of the force, framing the full title of the book. In the upper part, a winged woman with the scepter and the imperial orb overlaps the world, accompanied by the caption "Germania domitrix Gentium."Contemporary binding in full vellum, flat spine decorated head of a security pen. Back slightly cracked in two places at the head and cracked tail, discreet mark of an old bookplate pasted previously on the first contreplat. Small burn with tiny lack of text between columns 498 and 499, a few waterstains in lower margin slips on some minor, very small burn without noticeable lack of the portrait of Gregory XIV between columns 380 and 381.This is one of the many editions of De statu religionis and reipublicae, published in 1555, major work by Jean Sleidan (v.1506-1556), Luxembourg historian. Employee of the cardinal du Bellay in the 1540s, he participated in the diets of Regensburg and Speyer and rallied to Protestant ideas, he moved to Strasbourg to escape the action of Francis I taken against Protestants. This contemporary of his life is crucial for writing what would become the Veri and ad usque tempora NOTRA continuati: indeed, he offers in this book a political-historical study of the Reformation through the portraits of religious figures (Popes) and policies (emperors) of the time. Due to its position in favor of Protestants, it is impossible to consider her about a perfectly objective eye; Nevertheless, the methodological quality of his work, who was a contemporary and an actor of the reported events, making it a reference for the history of the Reformation.Beautiful copy, richly illustrated. Chez Christoph von der Heyden à Strasbourg 1625 in-folio (24,5x36,5cm) (32p.) ; 824col. ; (12p.) 396col. (6p.) (2f) 386col. (6p) (2f) 1664col. (14p) (1f) 604col. (6p.) (1f) relié

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        [The Decameron] The Modell of Wit, Mirth, Eloquence and Conversation. Framed in Ten Dayes of an Hundred Curious Pieces [bound with:] The Decameron. Containing an Hundred Pleasant Novels … The Last Five Dayes

      London: Isaac Jaggard, 1625. First complete English edition (second edition of the first volume, first edition of the second volume). Vol. I woodcut title border [McKerrow & Ferguson 212], vol. II border of six woodcuts, repeated throughout text. Collation: A^6(-A1, blank) B-V^6 2A^8 2B-2N^6(-N6, blank); Ï€^4(-Ï€1, blank) -2^4 3^2 B-2Z^4 3A^6. 4to. Full modern brown morocco, gilt, a.e.g., by Riviere & Son. Free endpapers rehinged, vol. I title expertly restored at margins, with a few small portions of woodcut border in facsimile, a few other leaves with small paper repairs, some light toning and occasional soiling throughout. In a custom brown morocco-backed slipcase. First complete English edition (second edition of the first volume, first edition of the second volume). Vol. I woodcut title border [McKerrow & Ferguson 212], vol. II border of six woodcuts, repeated throughout text. Collation: A^6(-A1, blank) B-V^6 2A^8 2B-2N^6(-N6, blank); Ï€^4(-Ï€1, blank) -2^4 3^2 B-2Z^4 3A^6. 4to. The first complete edition in English of Boccaccio's Decameron, the second edition of volume I, the first edition of volume II. The translator is unknown, though John Florio has been suggested. The Stationer's Register records a 1587 translation by John Wolfe, but no copies survive. Boccaccio's masterpiece was influential on the authors of Elizabethan England - at least fifty-four English plays, including several works by Shakespeare, have plots derived from the Decameron. The two volumes were first issued in 1620, both under the title The Decameron. When the first volume was reprinted in 1625, "No complementary edition of the second volume was published. Possibly because, when the present was called for, Jaggard was still able to supply copies of the first edition" (Pforzheimer). Three years after printing the first edition, Jaggard went on to print the First Folio of Shakespeare (1623). STC 3173 & 3172; Pforzheimer 71 & 72; Grolier, Wither to Prior 250; Lowndes 224

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        Chilias logarithmorum ad totidem numerous rotundos, praemissa demonstration legitima ortus logarithmorum eorumque usus ... [Bound with:] Supplementum chiliadis logarithmorum, continens praecepta de eorum usu.

      Marburg: Caspar Chemlin, 1624-1625. First edition of Kepler's logarithmic tables, the basis of his monumental Rudolphine Tables, constructed by means of his own original method. Of the greatest rarity, especially complete with the correction leaf and the second part, which gives examples of the application of logarithms and details of their construction. Only one other copy of this work has appeared at auction in the past fifty years. Provenance: The Earls of Macclesfield, Shirburn Castle, with engraved bookplate, shelf-mark on front pastedown, and blind-stamped Macclesfield crest on blank margins of first three leaves. It was through the use of these tables that Kepler was able to complete his monumental Tabulae Rudolphinae (1627), the superiority of which "constituted a strong endorsement of the Copernican system, and insured the tables' dominance in the field of astronomy throughout the seventeenth century" (Norman). But logarithms played an even more important role in Kepler's astronomical work, since without them he may never have discovered his third law of planetary motion. Kepler discovered this law early in 1618, at the same time that he first had access to tables of logarithms (see below). Moreover, his initial formulation of the third law was (to use modern terminology) in terms of a log-log plot, rather than the more familiar terms of squared periods and cubed distances: "The proportion between the periodic times of any two planets is precisely one and a half times the proportion of the mean distances" (Werke VI, 302). "In a sense, logarithms played a role in Kepler's formulation of the Third Law analogous to the role of Apollonius' conics in his discovery of the First Law, and with the role that tensor analysis and Riemannian geometry played in Einstein's development of the field equations of general relativity. In each of these cases we could ask whether the mathematical structure provided the tool with which the scientist was able to describe some particular phenomenon, or whether the mathematical structure effectively selected an aspect of the phenomena for the scientist to discern" (Brown, p. 555). After painstakingly extracting from the observational data of Tycho Brahe his first two laws of planetary motion around 1605 (first published in Astronomia nova, 1609), there followed a period of more than twelve years during which Kepler searched for further patterns or regularities in the data. "Then, as Kepler later recalled, on the 8th of March in the year 1618, something marvelous 'appeared in my head'. He suddenly realized that The proportion between the periodic times of any two planets is precisely one and a half times the proportion of the mean distances... why, after twelve years of struggle, [did] this way of viewing the data suddenly 'appear in his head' early in 1618? ... It seems as if a purely mathematical invention, namely logarithms, whose intent was simply to ease the burden of manual arithmetical computations, may have led directly to the discovery/formulation of an important physical law, i.e., Kepler's third law of planetary motion ... Kepler announced his Third Law in Harmonices Mundi, published in 1619, and also included it in his Ephemerides of 1620. The latter was actually dedicated to Napier, who had died in 1617. The cover illustration showed one of Galileo's telescopes, the figure of an elliptical orbit, and an allegorical female (Nature?) crowned with a wreath consisting of the Napierian logarithm of half the radius of a circle. It has usually been supposed that this work was dedicated to Napier in gratitude for the 'shortening of the calculations', but Kepler obviously recognized that it went deeper than this, i.e., that the Third Law is purely a logarithmic harmony" (Brown, p. 555). Kepler further illustrated the importance he attached to logarithms in the famous frontispiece to Tabulae Rudolphinae (which he designed himself): one of the muses standing on the temple is 'Logarithmica', and in her halo shines the number 69314.72 (100,000 times the natural logarithm of the number 2). "Kepler first saw Napier's tables [Mifirici logarithmorum canonis description, 1614] in the spring of 1617, but he examined them only superficially at that time. Not until 1619 did Kepler have a copy of Napier's tables, but by then he was more familiar with the logarithms in a book of 1618 by Benjamin Ursinus [Trigonometria logarithmica], his former assistant at Prague and Linz, who had adapted Napier's logarithms, abbreviating the tabular data to two places. The value and significance of the new tables now became clear to Kepler" (Belyi, p. 655). "However, he was not content simply to accept the new mechanical aid as he found it. Napier, in his work, had simply presented the tables of numbers without stating how his logarithms were to be computed. So in the first instance his "wonderful canon" must have operated like a magic trick. In fact, in the beginning, mathematicians as serious as Maestlin mistrusted the new aid to calculation. Was it permissible for a rigorous mathematician to utilize numerical tables about whose construction he knew nothing? Was there not danger that employing them might lead to false conclusions, even if the calculation was proved to agree in many cases? When Kepler, during his visit to Württemberg in 1621, discussed these questions with Maestlin, the latter even ventured so far as to observe "it is not seemly for a professor of mathematics to be childishly pleased about any shortening of the calculations." Kepler differed. He wanted to prove and interpret the new aid to calculation by solid methods and subsequently calculate logarithms himself. "In the winter of 1621-1622 he carried out his plan and composed a book about the subject in which he again demonstrated his fine mathematical instinct. The work was an achievement completely independent of Napier's" (Caspar, Kepler, pp. 308-9). By this time Kepler had received a copy of the work in which Napier described how to construct his logarithms, Mirifici logarithmorum canonis constructio (1619), but he had decided on his own method of construction. "Whereas Napier had approached the logarithms of numbers on the basis of geometrical or, so to speak, kinematical considerations (two points are in linear and parallel motion, one moving uniformly from zero and the other slowing down at a rate proportional to its distance from the end point of the motion), Kepler starts from a purely arithmetic basis ... Kepler writes that for him logarithms were not associated "inherently with categories of trajectories, or lines of flow, or any other perceptible qualities, but (if one may say so) with categories of relationship and qualities of thought"." (Belyi, p. 656). As Gronau (p. 8) states, Kepler was the first to introduce the natural logarithm as a function in the modern sense. He started with the functional equation for the logarithm, L(xy) = L(x)L(y), and solved it in a constructive way to compute the values of the logarithm. "The printing of the logarithm book has an unusual history. Kepler sent the completed manuscript to Maestlin to have it printed in Tübingen. But Maestlin was not interested and postponed the matter. It took considerable effort on the part of Kepler's friend, William Schickard, to get the manuscript back from Maestlin. When this was finally successful in September 1623, Kepler had just been requested by Landgrave Philip of Hesse-Butzbach to remove certain objections in the carrying out of logarithmic calculation. Therefore, he felt obliged to leave the printing of the work to this prince, to whom it is dedicated, and to leave it to him whether he wanted to order it printed in Tübingen under Schikard's guidance or whether he had some fit person in Frankfurt, who would correct carefully, "because there are lovely types there." Thereupon, Kepler heard nothing further about his opus until, to his great astonishment, he read in the catalogue of the 1624 autumn fair that it had appeared. The Landgrave had had it printed in Marburg without getting in touch with Kepler again" (Caspar, pp. 309-10). Although paginated continuously, the Supplement was published independently the following year, and is not always present. Both Caspar and Zinner give separate references. With the help of his logarithms Kepler quickly completed the calculation of the Rudolphine Tables. They were ready in December 1623, but publication took a further four years. Caspar 74 & 75; Cinti 75 (first part only and with the note: 'a quest'opera doveva sequire un supplement nel 1625'); Parkinson, Breakthroughs, p. 72; Zinner 4983 & 5007. Yu. A. Belyi, 'Johannes Kepler and the development of mathematics', pp. 643-660 in A. Beer and P. Beer (eds), Kepler: Four Hundred Years, 1975. K. Brown, Reflections on Relativity, 2015. D. Gronau, 'The logarithms - from calculation to functional equations,' pp. 1-8 in II Österreichiches Symposium zur Geschichte der Mathematik, Neuhofen an der Ybbs, 1989. 4to, pp. [1-2] 3-55, [56-108]; [2], 113-116, [2], 121-216, with one folding table and numerous woodcut diagrams in text. Contemporary calf (joints repaired).

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        Opera physica anatomica: de formato foetu, de venarum ostiolis, de formatione ovi et pulli, de locutione et eius instrumentis, de brutorum loquela. . .

      Padua: Roberti Meglietti, 1625. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 5 parts in one volume. Folio (403 x 273 mm). General title with engraved printer's device, [4], 150, [2] pp, 34 plates (including unnumbered plate on verso of plate XI, 11 double page), engraving to K4 recto a duplicate of K2 (as called for); 23 [1] pp., 8 plates (1 double page); 68, [2] pp., 7 plates (including 4 unnumbered bound at the end); 27, [5] pp., 1 plate; 27, [3] pp. In total fifty engraved copper plates of which twelve are double-page. Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine with 5 raised bands gilt in compartments (binding rubbed, corners and extremities worn, joints slighty cracked), marbled pastedowns. Internally fresh, with only very minor spotting, marginal finger soiling and browning, most plates with the edges folded in, one plate with tear to upper margin affecting image (expertly restored). Leaves may come from two different copies. They have been carefully cleaned and recased. There is a presentation inscription by the anatomist and neurologist Sir Charles Bell (1774-1842) on the first flyleaf: "George J. Bell from his uncle Sir Charles Bell." Sir Charles Bell's brother was George Joseph Bell (1770-1843), a distinguished Scottish advocate; George J. Bell was one of his sons. Presentation inscriptions by Charles Bell, possibly the most distinguished anatomist and physiologist of his time, are of considerable ----NLM/Krivatsy 3804/3831 ; Norman 750 ; Wellcome I, 2126 ; Waller 2886 ; Hirsch-H. II, 460 ff. ; Grolier Medicine 27b ; Franklin, « Valves in veins : An historical survey, » Proc. Roy. Soc. Medicine 21 (1927), pp.1-33 - Important first collected edition, very rare. Fabrici's best known and most important medical work is his classic monograph on the venous valves, De venarum ostiolis, first published in Padua in 1603 and reissued with four other works in 1625 under the general title Opera anatomica and Opera physica anatomica, respectively. This tract, published originally as an unbound folio pamphlet consisting of 23 pages of text and 8 engr. Plates, has been described as one of the rarest and most beautiful works in the history of anatomical illustrations. Among the plates is the well-known depiction of the surface anatomy of the veins of the forearm that William Harvey adapted to illustrate his De motu cordis. Although Fabrici did not fully appreciate the functional significance of the venous valves, hist work was a crucial precursor of Harvey's discovery. As Harvey told the British physicist and chemist Robert Boyle, i twas his recognition of the significance of Fabrici's observations and his own realization of the function of the venous valves that led him to conceptualize the circulation of the blood (Grolier, Medicine, p.104). -Fabricius's De Venarum Ostiolis (On the Valves of the Veins) was the first detailed demonstration of the existence of venous valves, and it contains the first extended illustrations of them. It was the immediately significant precursor of the De Motu Cordis of William Harvey, who studied for two years at Padua where Fabricius was Professor of Anatomy; and Harvey used the great double-plate of the veins of the arm in his own book 25 years later. Apart from his importance in relation to Harvey, Fabricius has in recent years been increasingly recognized as a man of mark in his own right; and in 1933 a translation, with reduced-size facsimile, was made of the De Venarum Ostiolis by K. J. Franklin (History of Science Society, through Charles C Thomas, Springfield, Illinois). The most striking feature of the splendidly produced editio princeps is the series of full-page plates. As Franklin says: "The sumptuously printed folios which Fabricius published in 1603-1604 were issued separately, and unbound. Though they escaped Choulant's notice, they are among the rarest and most beautiful works in the history of anatomical illustration. The plates are magnificent; in fact nothing on their scale had been seen since the days of Vesalius." (Franklin). Near Fine.

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        Novelas exemplares.

      Brussels: Huberto Antonio, 1625. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (171 x 101 mm). [16], 608 pp. Woodcut initials in text. Contemporary plain vellum with yapp edges (little soiling, spotting and browning to boards, spine with sign of removed shelf-mark labels). Light even browning of text, very little occasional spotting, a few small wormholes to lower blank margin of first few pages, old ink signature to title-page. Provenance: Landesbibliothek Halle (small deaccession ink stamp on title verso). A fine, untouched copy with good impression on strong paper. ----Palau 53412; Peeters-Fontainas 241; Simon Diaz 8, 561; USTC 5038771. The second Brussels edition of Cervantes' Novelas, originally published in Madrid in 1613. Very rare with only four copies recorded at auction in the past 50 years. Novelas exemplares ("Exemplary Novels") is a series of twelve novellas written by Miguel de Cervantes between 1590 and 1612. First published in Madrid in 1613 by Juan de la Cuesta, the novellas were well received in the wake of the first part of Don Quixote. They are usually grouped into two series: those characterized by an idealized nature and those of more realistic nature. Those idealized in nature are characterized by plots dealing with amorous entanglements, by improbable plots, by the presence of idealized characters and psychological development, and the low reflection of reality. The novellas show the political, social and historical problems of Cervantes' Spain and show off his immersion in Spain's life and how aware he was of the prevailing problems. Very Good.

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        De jure belli ac pacis libri tres : In quibus ius naturae & gentium: item iuris publici praecipua explicantur....

      Paris: Nicolas Buon, 1625. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (240 x 169 mm). [36], 1-506, [2], 553-786, [78] pp. Signatures: a?6 e?4 i?4 o?4 A-3B4 3C2 3D-3S4 4A-5Q4. Including blank leaves o4 and 3S4, addenda leaves 5Q2-3, and errata leaf 5Q4. Title printed in red and black, roman and italic type, a few words or phrases in Greek type, shoulder notes. Woodcut printer's device on title, woodcut head and tail-pieces and floriated initials. Contemporary French calf, spine with 5 raised bands richly gilt in compartments and with gilt-lettering in 2nd compartment (extremities rubbed, corners bumped and worn, boards rubbed, foot of spine little chipped), marbled endpapers, red-sprinkled edges. Leaves a3 and a4 loose, short tear in blank margin of p.213, little occasional spotting and browning of text, small wormhole to lower corner of first few leaves. Occasional light pencil annotations, text markings and corrections in contemporary hand. Provenance: M. de Kernier (bookplate to front pastedown), De Lherbetti, Lieutenant Criminel au Chateau du Loire (inscription on title-page). An outstanding, clean and completely unsophisticated copy. ----FIRST EDITION of the 'foundation of modern international law' (PMM). A prodigy in his youth, Grotius became a statesman and thinker of the greatest integrity whose influence on modern European thought can scarcely be overestimated. In 1619, cutting short a successful career in the law and diplomacy, Grotius was sentenced to life imprisonment in the Louvestein fortress in Holland by order of the stadtholder, Prince Maurice of Nassau, for having attempted to orchestrate a compromise between the Calvinist and anti-Spanish party, led by Maurice, and the more moderate Remonstrant party, who advocated self-government of the Dutch states in matters of religion. After a dramatic escape two years later (his wife smuggled him out of jail in a book trunk) Grotius took refuge in France, where he survived on meagre pensions, setding in 1623 in the country house of the President de Meme near Senlis, close to the property of deThou fib, who gave him free access to his father's splendid library. There Grotius began writing his master work, De jure belli ac pacis. Many of the ideas developed therein had been outlined in an unpublished work of his youth, the De jure praedae, the manuscript of which he had brought with him, enabling him to finish the treatise in under a year. The fundamental importance of the mature work is its attempt, a century before the spread of the Enlightenment, 'to obtain a principle of right, and a basis for society and government, outside the church or the Bible' (M. Pattison, art."Grotius", Ency. Brit. 1911,12, p.623). "The distinction between religion and morality is not clearly made, but Grotius' principle of an immutable law, which God can no more alter than a mathematical axiom, was the first expression of the 'droit naturel', the natural law which exercised the great political theorists of the eighteenth century, and is the foundation of modern international law" (PMM). Buon commenced printing the work in November 1624. By using two or three presses, a few copies, presumably of the first state (Ter Meulen and Diermanse, p.565), were ready to be sent to the Frankfurt fair in March 1625. This first state (of which Ter Meulen and Diermanse record only one copy, at the Bodleian), contains no table, indices, addenda or errata; all but the errata were added, constituting a second state (Ter Meulen and Diermanse 565"), copies of which are also extremely rare, as it appears not to have been published. Both first and second states contain substantive textual variants, principally in bifolium 3Q2.3 and in quires 5E-5G, which were modified under the author's supervision, probably in the course of printing, forming a third and final state. While 3Q2.3 appear to have been entirely re-typeset, other corrections or revisions, according to Grotius's bibliographers, appear erratically in different copies. States II and III have title in red and black, in both, book 3, ch. 24 begins on p. 781 and text ends on p. 786, and both are complete, except that state II lacks the errata. Our copy conforms to state III, with the following points present: mis-signing o?3 as o3 and 3C2 as 3C3, mis-printing of p. 212 as 213, 407 as 707, 410 as 41, 456 as 458, 492 as 462; gathering 3C2 (pp. 385/386-391/392) has double page numbering to fill up the count preceding 393 on 3D1r; that sequence continues through 464 (3M4v), then reverts to the actual count beginning with 461 on 3N1r. Book 3 begins on leaf 4A1r (p. 553), as if preceded by A-3Z? (which would end with p. 552), indicating that its printing was begun before completion of the preceding text. State III leaves 3Q2-3 (p. 487-490) are a resetting of states I and II, with incorrect headline "LIB. III" on p. 489 (perhaps an unmodified re-used headline from book 3), though it has not been determined whether the inner bifolium 3Q2.3 only, or the whole of 3Q, was reprinted. PMM 125; J. Ter Meulen. Liste bibl. de 70 editions et traductions du De lure bell acpacis, p. 9-10; J. ter Meulen and P.J.J. Diermanse, Bibliographie des écrits imprimés de Hugo Grotius, La Haye, 1950. Near fine....

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        [In Greek:] Deodomena kai Marinou Philosophou eis dedomena Eukleidou Hypomnema. Euclidis Data Opus ad veterum Geometriae Autorum Archimedis, Apollonii, Pappi, Eutocii... Marini Philosophi Commentarius Graece & Latine, quo Dati natura, Datorumque Euclideorum utili¬tates explicantur.

      Paris: Melchior Mondiere, 1625. Very rare editio princeps of this important text by Euclid, his only work in pure geometry, other than the Elements, to have survived in Greek. It is here accompanied by a commentary, or rather an introduction, by Marinus of Naples (5th century AD), the pupil and biographer of Proclus. Although the importance of the first printing of any Euclidean text goes without saying, the work is of particular interest given contemporary developments in French geometry -- Descartes, Mersenne, Fermat, etc., to whose circle the translator Claude Hardy belonged. "The Data ... is closely connected with books I-VI of the Elements. It is concerned with the different senses in which things are said to be given. Thus areas, straight lines, angles, and ratios are said to be "given in magnitude" when we can make others equal to them. Rectilineal figures are "given in species" or "given in form" when their angles and the ratio of their sides are given. Points, lines, and angles are "given in position" when they always occupy the same place, and so on. After the definitions there follow ninety-four propositions, in which the object is to prove that if certain elements of a figure are given, other elements are also given in one of the defined senses" (DSB IV.524). The most interesting propositions are a group of four which are exercises in geometrical algebra corresponding to Elements 11.28, 29. Proposition 58 reads: "If a given area be applied to a given straight line so as to be deficient by a figure given in form, the breadths of the deficiency are given;" Proposition 84, which depends upon it, reads: "If two straight lines contain a given area in a given angle, and if one of them is greater than the other by a given quantity, then each of them is given." These propositions are together equivalent to asserting the existence of the solution of a certain quadratic equation. Propositions 59 and 85 give the corresponding theorems for the excess, and are again equivalent to a quadratic equation. "A clue to the purpose of the Data is given by its inclusion in what Pappus calls the Treasury of Analysis. The concept behind the Data is that if certain things are given, other things are necessarily implied, until we are brought to something that is agreed. The Data is a collection of hints on analysis. Pappus describes the contents of the book as known to him; the number and order of the propositions differ in some respects from the text which has come down to us" (ibid.). Claude Hardy (1598?-1678) was a lawyer by profession, but took part in the weekly meetings of Roberval, Mersenne, and the other French geometricians in the Académie Mersenne, and was a friend of Claude Mydorge, who introduced him to Descartes. In his Examen of 1630, and again in his Refutation of 1638, Hardy exposed the fallacy of Paul Yvon's solution to the problem of the duplication of the cube, a problem which attracted the attention of several seventeenth century writers, including Viéte, Descartes, Fermat, and Newton. Hardy also engaged in the dispute between Fermat and Descartes over the former's method of maxima and minima; Hardy, together with Desargues and Mydorge, supported Descartes, while Fermat found two zealous defenders in Roberval and Pascal. "Hardy owed his greatest fame, however, to his knowledge of Arabic and other exotic languages, and in particular, to his edition of Euclid's Data (1625), the editio princeps of the Greek text, together with a Latin translation" (DSB, under Hardy). OCLC lists copies at New York Public, Harvard, Stanford, Wisconsin and Hong Kong only. DSB IV.524; Brunet 11.1081; Graesse II, p. 511; Hoffmann II, p. 167; Riccardi, Bib. Euclidea 1625; Steck VIII.10. 4to (223 x 178 mm), pp 8, 181, [3:errata], text in Latin and Greek in parallel columns, printer's device on title, woodcut initials and headpieces, woodcut diagrams in text, printed marginal notes. Contemporary limp vellum. A very fine and completely unrestored copy.

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        A Sermon Preached At Paules Crosse: Laying Open The Beast and His Marks Upon Revelations. Verses 9.10.11. By A Convert Out Of Babylon, Doctor In Divinitie. His Majesties Chaplain.

      Dwelling In Red-Crosse Street, London.: William Jones., 1625. 1st Edition . Half-Calf . Very Good. 52 pages. One of the Paules Crosse Conversion Sermons printed between 1614-1649. Later half calf (early 19th century) with marbled paper boards, trimmed close with an occasional cut into the headings and side marginalia printed notes. On page 17 there is a written name "Ann Allin, her book". There is a little light aging, but nothing out of order and all very good, printed on pure rag made paper. Small quarto. 1625. * Allin name is uncommon. There were Allins who owned and built Somerleyton Hall in Suffolk and another group who went to America in the 1630's. ** The author was the Charles' 1st Chaplain until this sermon appeared. A convert out of Catholicism. After this sermon was printed he lost his position and was for a time held in the Tower of London to appease the Pope? It is I believe still on their "Banned Book catalogue". It revealed that the Catholic Church was a masquerade for the Devil as Signified in Revelations. It caused a stir and Chrales and his advisors bowed to pressure to have it withdrawn and the author punished. He was never in any prominent position again, he had few influential friends and died about 1642. *** There are two ex-libris bookplates of the book once belonging to Robert Fisher Tomes and Horace F. Allen. The first was a Farmer & Zoologist who's collection now resides in the British Museum and a bird collection in Worcester. He also contributed to 2 Victorian Histories and died in 1904. The small neat bookplates are inside front cover. ****11 possible copies located on Copac in University and institutional libraries, but only 4 seem hard copies. 3 in the UK and one in the USA.

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        Der Cur- und Fürsten von Sachßen Aigentliche Bildtnus sampt einer Kurtzen beschreibung an Jetzo in die Teutsche Sprach versetzt und [...] in Kupfer gestochen.

      Augsburg 1625. Kl.-Fol. Mit gestochenem Titel, gestoch. Wappen, gestoch. dopelblattgr. gefalt. Stammtafel, gestoch. Karte und 22 gestoch., tls. in der Platte sign. Porträts. Zusammen 40 Bl. (A2-V2). Hpgt. (um 1850) mit goldgepr. Rtit. (etw. berieben). Erste deutsche Ausgabe dieser prachtvollen Sammlung barocker Porträts der Kurfürsten und Herzöge von Sachsen im Oval, beginnend mit Friedrich I. (der Streitbare). - Die Karte von Sachsen mit großer allegorischer Kartusche. - VD 17 12:634544F. Lipperheide Da 18. Thieme/Becker XX, 303. - Einige Blatt mit papierbedingten Läsuren im Bund, die Stammtafel mit kleinem Riß in der Bugfalte, das Porträt von Friedrich III. papierbedingt mit Riß im Rand. Stellenweise etw. fleckig. Insgesamt gutes, dekoratives Exemplar einer Adelsbibliothek, mit deren Exlibris auf dem Spiegel. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Porträtwerk

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        Tabula Italiae, Corsicae, Sardiniae et adjacentium Regnorum

      1625. La celebre carte à figure del Visscher, nella sua seconda edizione, datata al 1630. Intorno al 1625 il Visscher pubblica questo nuovo prototipo di carta con la bordura ornamentale che fu subito dopo copiata da Janssonius e Jodocus Hondius jr. La carta è firmata in lastra da Nicolas Iohannis Visscher, mentre la firma dell'incisore Abraham Goos è in basso a sinistra. La bordura contiene le vedute delle principali città, in gran parte ispirate al Civitates Orbis Terrarum di Braun & Hogenberg: Roma, Napoli, Venezia, Firenze, Genova, Verona nella parte superiore, Parma, Siena, Pozzuoli e Velletri in quella inferiore. Sui lati sono raffigurati costumi popolari, perlopiù di derivazione dall'iconografia del Habiti antichi et moderni di tutto il mondo pubblicata nel 1590 da Cesare Vecellio. Secondo Gunter Schilder, nel volume VI del suo Monumenta Cartographica Neederlandica, sono conosciuti quattro differenti stati di questa mappa; il primo non reca nel cartiglio nessuna data, mentre gli altri la data 1630, 1633 e 1652. Inoltre siamo a conoscenza di un esemplare con data 1645. Incisione in rame, finemente colorata a mano, rifilata oltre la bordura ed applicata su antico supporto cartaceo, minime tracce di restauro alla piega centrale, piccole abrasioni, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Example of the second state, with the date 1630. Around 1625 Visscher published a new prototype of map with a decorative border which has been then copied by Janssonius ans Jodocus Hondius jr. The map is signed on plate by Nicolas Iohannis Visscher, while the engraver Abraham Goos signed it on lower left. The border is decorated with the views of the most important cities, basically following Braun & Hogenberg's Civitates Orbis Terrarum: Rome, Naples, Venice, Florence, Genoa, Verona are on the upper part; Parma, Siena, Pozzuoli and Velletri are in the lower one. On the two sides, he depicted some popular clothing, taken from the Habiti antichi et moderni di tutto il mondo iconography published in 1590 by Cesare Vecellio. According to Gunter Schilder, in the VI volume of his Monumenta Cartographica Neederlandica there are four editions of this map: the first doesn't show any date in the cartouche, while in the others the dates are 1630, 1633 and 1652. We also own an example with the date 1645. Engraving, with fine colouring, trimmed to the platemark and laid down on antique paper, small repairs at the central fold, otherwise in good condition. Amsterdam Amsterdam Schilder, vol. VI, pp. 381-383, 94; R. Borri "L'Italia nelle antiche carte..." (2011), scheda 112, Hollstein 261; Campbell 44. 545 460

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