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        Nuevo Descubrimiento del gran Cathayo, ò Reynos de Tibet, por el Padre Antonio de Andrade, de la Compañia de Iesus, Portugues, en el año de 1624 [caption title]

      Lisbon: por Mateo Piñeiro, 1626. Quarto. (7 1/2 x 5 5/8 inches). Collation: A-E4, F3 (ll.1-22 text, with caption title and 8-line woodcut initial at start of text on recto of l.1; [1 leaf] "licencias" on recto, verso blank). Modern blue morocco-backed marbled paper-covered boards, spine lettered in gilt. The very rare second printing of the first authoritative printed account of a European traveller's visit to Tibet. The first Spanish-language edition, printed a few months after the first edition which was in Portuguese. This edition is not Cordier, and OCLC records only a single example: the Bernardo Mendel copy now in the Indiana University library. Antonio de Andrade (1580-1634) was a Portuguese Jesuit missionary who entered the order in 1596. From 1600 to 1624 he was the principal missionary in the Indies. In 1624, with the support of the Moghul emperor, he set out for Tibet, hoping to make contact with a reported trans-Himalayan Christian community. Travelling north to the upper Ganges and then to Mana, on the present-day border of Tibet, he continued on past local resistance to the state of Guge, where he encountered his first Buddhists. Andrade successfully convinced the King to allow the teaching of Christianity, and returned to Agra, where he wrote the present letter to his superiors, relating his journey and his experiences. Andrade would ultimately return to Tibet twice, consecrating a church at Tsaparang in 1626. Andrade's work is important as being the first undoubtedly authentic first-hand description of Tibet by a European: the 14th-century visit of Odorico de Pordenone remains disputed. It was very popular and quickly went through a number of editions. "Throughout Catholic Europe this 'discovery' (so proclaimed by the title of the work, though Andrade never called it that himself) was hailed as a great victory for the faith and as possible aid in circumventing the dangers from the Protestant fleets on the lengthy sea route from India to China....Through Andrade's book and his later letters and those of others, Europe learned more about Tibet's location, size, political divisions, religion and customs. Lach Asia in the Making of Europe III, pp.338-339, 1773-1775; Sommervogel I, 329.1; cf. Cordier Sinica IV,2898-9 (1st edition in Portuguese and Madrid Spanish-language edition of 1627); Streit V272; Howgego I, A88

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        Constitutiones et Decreta Edita in Prima Dioecesana Synodo Civitatis

      1626. [Orte, Italy]. Gozzadini, Angelo. Constitutiones, Et Decreta Edita in Prima Dioecesana Synodo Civitatis Hortanae ab Angelo Gozadino, Civitatis Hortanae & Castellanae ad Inuicem Canonice Perpetuo Unitarum Episcopo, Celebrata Die Ultima Maii, 1. & 2. Mensis Iunii Anno Domini, 1626. Roncilioni: Apud Franciscum Mercurium, 1627. [xxii], 155, [3], [blank], 111, [9] pp. Two parts, each with title page and separate pagination. Signatures M and N of Second part (pp. 89-96) bound in reverse order. Quarto (8-1/4" x 6-1/4"). Contemporary vellum, faint early hand-lettered title to front board, fragment of lettering piece early hand-lettered shelf number to foot of spine. Light soiling and a few minor stains, some wear to fore-edges, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns, which have negligible worming. Title page of first part has handsome woodcut architectural frame, second part has typographical border and vignette, woodcut colophon, head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Early annotations to verso of front free endpaper and title page, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. Orte is a city in central Italy near Rome. This is a compilation of its local diocesan law. Also included are forms and information about costs. The second part is entitled Sequuntur Edicta in Synodo Dioecesana Prima Civitatis Hortanae Anno 1626 Edita: Nec no Formularium Super Expeditionibus Collationum Ordinum, Beneficiorum, Causar[um] Matrimoniali[ium], Criminali[ium], & Diversorum Negotiorum pro Faciliori Notariorum, Cancellariorum, & Aliorum Intelligentia: Cum Taxa civili, & Criminali. OCLC locates no copies in North America (but we located one at UC-Berkeley Law School). Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        LIBRO DE LA CONSTANCIA DE IVSTO LIPSIO

      1626 - Traducido de latín en castellano, por Iuan Baptista de Mesa; natural de la Ciudad de AntequeraImpresso en Sevilla, por Matías Clavijo. 1616.41, perg., posterior. 10 h. + 166 p. + 6 hs.Restauraciones marginales sin afectar al texto, primeros y últimos folios.Primera edición Literatura, constancia, guerras de flandes

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        ...RELACION VERDADERA DEL VIAJE, ENTRADA, Y RECIBIMIETO QUE LA CIUDAD DE BARCELONA HIZO A LA BUENA VENIDA DEL SEÑOR CARDENAL LEGADO, EN 18, DE MARÇO DESTE AÑO DE 1626

      Madrid: Bernardino de Guzman, [1626].. [4]pp. In Spanish. Woodcut illustration of ship and boats landing near a castle on first page. Small folio. Dbd. Contemporary manuscript docketing on fourth page. Early folds. Large chip (approximately 2 3/4 x 2 inches) in lower outer corner of second leaf, touching a few of the final letters on ten lines of text; loss from worming on a few letters of a dozen lines of text. Wear along folds; all losses filled by silk. Good. Spanish newsletter account of the historical visit of Cardinal Barberini to Barcelona during his 1626 diplomatic mission to Spain. Francesco Barberini of Florence (1597-1679) was the nephew of Pope Urban VIII and a prominent church leader during the 17th century, noted for his diplomatic activities during the Thirty Years' War and his extensive humanism. A lifelong supporter of artists, scientists, and intellectuals, Barberini was one of three of ten judges at Galileo's trial who refused to sign Galileo's sentence, and he was the founder of the renowned Barberini Library, a central meeting place for scholars in 17th-century Rome and home to one the world's great collections of manuscripts (now part of the Vatican Library). In February 1626, Barberini departed Rome as legate a latere to Spain, where he negotiated with the Count-Duke of Olivares on the question of French and Spanish control of the Valtellina. On March 18, 1626, Barberini arrived in Barcelona amidst much fanfare, which is recounted in the present newsletter. The text describes the visit from the landing of the Papal embassy to a series of musical performances and celebrations and the various meetings between the young Cardinal and local dignitaries. OCLC locates no copies. Very rare. PALAU 257873.

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        Ciceronis Epistolae Familiares. Pauli Manutii Annotationes Breues margine adscriptae... Amsterdam 1626

      Amsterdam; Henricum Laurentii, 1626. later edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. A Very Good copy in contemporary full vellum, yapp edges. small chip to lower fore-edge corner, light soiling. Contemp. manuscript in Dutch to front and rear blanks, English cont name to title. A very Good clean textblock in firm bindings. 8vo. blanks; title; pp487; blanks

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        Compendium maleficarum, ex quo nefandissima in genus humanum opera venefica, ac ad illa vitamda remedia conspicitur. In hac autem secunda aditione ab eodem authore pulcherrimis doctrinis potentissimus ad solvendum omne opus diabolicum; nec non modus crandi febricitantes, ad Dei gliriam, & Hominum solatium. Seconda edizione (la prima del 1608).

      Ex Collegii Ambrosiani Typ. 1626 In 8°, m. pelle no coeva, pp. 391 + 39 inc. xilografiche (7,5 x 6 cm) raffiguranti Satana, nei suoi molteplici aspetti, con i suoi adepti ed alcune scene di malefici. Front. su ricca e pregevole inc. Testata. Capilettera. Tagli spruzzati blu, piatti marmorizzati. La stesura del Compendium Maleficarum si colloca molto probabilmente durante il soggiorno del suo autore in Germania, alla corte di Guglielmo III, duca di Julich-Clevenberg nel 1608. Frate dell'ordine di Sant'Ambrogio ad Nemus, Guaccio nacque a Milano in data incerta ma collocabile nei decenni centrali del Cinquecento. Risale, infatti, proprio al 1605 la sua convocazione al capezzale del duca Guglielmo, afflitto da una strana malattia. Ravvisando alcuni sintomi che per l'epoca non erano per niente rari, il frate pronunciò la sua diagnosi: era Satana, il perfido signore degli inferi, invocato dalla detestabile figura di un mediatore terreno che in cambio d'effimeri vantaggi gli avrebbe ceduto l'anima. Dopo aver giustificato il suo libro con lo scopo di contrastare l'arroganza degli stregoni, che andava sempre più crescendo, egli elencò i vari tipi di maleficio di amore e di odio, i legamenti, le malattie causate dai demoni; nell'ultima parte spiegò i rimedi divini e naturali per le vittime della stregoneria, oltre a dare formule per esorcizzare cibi e medicamenti.

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        Il Picariglio castigliano, cioè la vita di Lazariglio di Tormes... composta, & hora accresciuta dallo stesso Lazariglio, & trasportata dalla spagnuola nell'italiana favella da Barezzo Barezzi... ornata di due copiosissime tavole?

      presso il Barezzi 1626 Cm. 16, pp. (8) 263 (39). Fregio xilografico al frontespizio, testate e capolettera xilografici. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena semirigida con titoli manoscritti al dorso. Un ex libris a timbro privato. Qualche leggera brunitura, peraltro esmplare genuino, completo e ben conservato. Si tratta verosimilmente della seconda edizione italiana (la prima apparve nel 1622) del capolavoro letterario iberico.

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        De gli Habiti delle Religioni. Con le armi, e breve descrittion loro... -

      Venezia, Sadeler, 1626.3 parti in 1 vol. In-4. Pergamena coeva. (77) ff.: 3 frontespizi, una figura allegorica, 72 tavole di religiosi nei costumi dei loro ordini, affiancate da altrettante pagine di testo descrittivo, ognuna sormontata dallo stemma dell'ordine, e 3 pagine di testo introduttivo, il tutto finemente inciso in rame (anche il testo); buon esemplare con ottime tirature dei rami; antico nome e piccolo restauro nel margine interno del frontespizio. Prima edizione, preferibile alle successive per la migliore qualità delle incisioni. Fialetti fu un allievo del Tintoretto e più tardi il maestro di vari artisiti, tra cui Marco Boschini. Colas 1060. Lipperheide 1855. Cicognara 1649: «... 72 tavole intagliate con gusto assai pittoresco all'acqua forte...». First edition of this collection of 72 etchings showing the dresses of various religious orders, each one faced by an engr. page with an historical description, preceded by 3 engr. titles, 3 engr. pages of introduction and an engr. allegorical plate. Contemp. vellum; old name and small repair in inner margin of title; an excellent copy with brilliant impressions of the etchings.

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        Dell'antica Siracusa illustrata di D. Giacomo Bonanni e Colonna duca di Montalbano libri due.

      Pietro Brea 1626 Nel primo si discorre de' luoghi della città, nell'altro de gli huomini celebri di essa. Si spiegano diverse notitie all'antichita pertinenti - in 8° - pp.pp 366 + 10nn - Pergamena - Stemma calcografico al frontespizio - Bella antiporta incisa a piena pagina - Capilettera ornati e fregi n.t. - Molto raro - Prima edizione - Legatura parzialmente slegata , strappetti ai margini delle pagg. 193/198. Piccole mancanza al dorso . Per il resto ottimo esemplare - Nell'antiporta incisa si vede Aretusa che mostra la citta' a volo d'uccello, dove appaiono il Duomo e la Torre Normanna, crollata nel 1693, della quale questa e' una delle pochissime immagini conservate. Mira, I, 115; Lozzi, 5177; Cicognara, 2653

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        BREVISSIMA RELATIONE dell?Augusto apparato de? Fuochi fatti in Mantova il dì 5 Aprile 1626. Nel passaggio della Sereniss.ma Principessa Claudia Medici alle sue Nozze col Serenissimo Arciduca Leopoldo d?Austria. Alla Sacra Maestà dell?Imperatrice Eleonora Gonzaga d?Austria.

      Osanna s.d. [1626] in-4 antico, pp. 25, (2), leg. carta dec. coeva. Con una tav. in rame ripiegata al fine firmata dal Bertazzolo e raffigurante l?apparato architettonico da realizzarsi con una breve descrizione tecnica della procedura da seguire per lo spettacolo pirotecnico. Opera di estrema rarità del cartografo di corte (1570-1626), autore della più celebre pianta della città di Mantova e prefetto alle acque. Si tratta di una delle sue ultime celebri opere sulle feste nuziali nella quale progetta una macchina sotto forma di rocca sormontata dalla statua di Pallade che bruciando si sarebbe trasformata nel tempio della Gloria e della Pace. Manca a Piantanida. [210]

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        Die Landstörtzerin Iustina Dietzin Picara genandt In deren wunderbarlichen Leben und Wandel, alle List und Betrug ... beschrieben. Beneben allerley schönen Sprüchen, Politischen Regeln, Lehrhafften Erinnerungen, trewhertzigen Warnungen, und kurtzweiligen, anmuhtigen Fabeln. Erstlichen Durch Herrn Licentiat Franciscum di Ubeda von Toledo in Spanischer Spraach beschrieben, unnd in zwey Bücher abgetheilt. Nachmals von Baretzo Baretzi in Italianisch transferiert, und nun zum letzten auch in unser hochteusche Spraach versetzt. Teil 2 unter dem Titel: Der Landstürtzerin Justinae Dietzin Picarae II. Theil

      Frankfurt, Weiß 1626 -1627. 16 cm. 2 Teile in 1 Band. 451, (13, letzte 2 weiß); (16), 604 Seiten Pergamentband der Zeit - VD17 23:328620A - Goed. II, 578, 17a - Faber du Faur 912-913 - Berghaus / Weydt S. 117 (vgl.) - Teil 2 wurde von Kaspar Rötel für Johann Ammon gedruckt. Zweite deutsche Ausgabe dieser wichtigen Quelle für die "Landstörtzerin Courage" von Grimmelshausen. Die spanische Erstausgabe erschien unter dem Pseudonym Francisco López de Úbeda (Weller, Lexicon pseud. 576). "The German translation appeared first in 1620, and the only known copy of this edition is preserved in State Library in Berlin" (Faber du Faur). Das spanische Original war bereits 1605 erschienen, die dieser Fassung als Vorlage dienende italieneische Übersetzung im Jahr 1624. "Bemerkenswert ist, daß hier zum erstenmal ein weiblicher "pícaro" auftritt: Justina ist die erste in der langen Reihe der Landstörzerinnen des 17. Jahrhunderts" (Kindlers Neues Literatur-Lexikon 10, 593). Einband fleckig, in den Rückengelenken restauriert; am Schnitt stellenweise Feuchtigkeitsränder; Teil 1 erste 2 Blatt neu befestigt; in Teil 1 ist der Titel, in Teil 2 Seiten 427-430 durch Faksimile auf altem Papier ergänzt. -

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        Territorium Vicentinum.

      Dalla "Nova et accurata Italiae Hodiernae descriptio" di Jodocus Hondius Jr., Amsterdam 1626 - 1627 circa. Incisione in rame, colore d'epoca, cm 38,5 x 50 (alla lastra). Grande cartiglio in bs. a ds., sotto al quale ? riportato il nome di Henrici Hondii. Bell'esemplare a pieni margini e in bella coloritura, qualche leggero alone al margine inferiore, fuori dalla parte incisa. La bottega della famiglia Hondius venne fondata, tra la fine del XVI e l'inizio del XVII secolo, da Jodocus Hondius (1563 - 1612), uno dei pi? importanti incisori del suo tempo. Alla sua morte l'attivit? venne continuata dalla moglie e dai due figli, Henricus (1587 - 1638) e Jodocus II (1594 - 1629); in seguito da Johannes Janssonius. La tipografia Hondius, una delle pi? importanti del periodo, pubblic? un gran numero di carte e atlanti, raccogliendo le lastre del Mercatore.

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        The Kingdome of Denmarke. Kolor. Kupferstich v. John Speed v. 1626. 39 x 51 cm.

      Schöne Karte von Dänemark und Schleswig-Holstein mit der Ostseeküste bis Kolberg und der Südspitze Schwedens. In den Randleisten Darstellungen von Kostümen und Trachten u. a. aus Husum, Dithmarschen und Stapelholm. Die Kopfleiste mit Ansichten von Kopenhagen, Helsingör, Landskrona, Ripen, Schleswig und Hamburg, mit Wappen und 2 Porträt-Medaillons.- Leicht gebräunt.

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        Purchas his Pilgrimage, or Relations of the World, and the Religions Observed in all Ages and places Discovered, from the Creation unto this Present. Contayning a Theological and Geographical Historie of Asia, Africa, and America, with the Ilands adjacent...

      London: Printed by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1626.. Fourth edition, folio, (xl), 140, 149-344, 347-1047, (1, 24 Index) pp, with some mispagination. 22 maps and one plate (of a Turkish woman) in the text, but lacking the folding map of China, 7 leaves of text and 6 leaves of the Index at the end, final Index leaf present torn with about half lost, some light staining to early leaves, 19th century armorial bookplate, 19th and 20th century ownership inscriptions to fly leaf. Contemporary calf with a simple border of three blind stamped rolls, some wear, neatly rebacked with a maroon label. A defective copy of an important work, distinct from Purchas' "Pilgrimes" which often has this title bound up as a fifth volume. The "Pilgrimes" is a famous collection of voyages published from many of Hakluyt's manuscripts which Purchas inherited; whereas the "Pilgrimage" concerns the religions and history of the world and was largely his own composition. Divided into sections per continent, he covers Biblical history and customs, the origins of Islam, trade and voyages to the East Indies and Japan, Egyptian religion, the various African tribes and countries and America north and south - "New France, Virginia, Florida, New Spaine, with other Regions of America Mexicana... Cumana, Guiana, Brasil, Chica, Chili, Peru...". STC 20508.5. Sabin 66682 "...the best edition of the 'Pilgrimage'" and the only one with maps.

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        Henrici Spelmanni Equit. Anglo-Brit. Aechaeologus. In Modum Glossarii ... Latino-Barbara, Peregrina, Obsoleta, et Novatae Significations Vocabula

      London: Johannem Beale, 1626. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. 4to. (6),452pp. Bound to style in full calf. Spine in 6 compartments with raised bands, red leather lettering label, gilt. Boards tooled in blind. Marbled endpapers. The first few pages are soiled and rough aling the edges, and the title page has been cropped closely affecting the first line of type; text block lightly soiled; else this is a very good copy. There are numerous errors in pagination; in fact none of the pages between p 156 and 231 are numbereed correctly. Title vignette; headpieces; tailpiece; initials. In double columns. The first edition of Spelman's great work, covering the letters A through L. (The complete work would not be published until after his death, in 1664). Complete despite numerous pagination errors. This is the state with the reset title page, reading "chartis et formulis" on line 13. Wing 23065.5; ESTC S117517.

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        The Bibliographical Decameron; or, Ten Days Pleasant Discourse Upon Illuminated Manuscripts, and Subjects Connected with Early Engraving, Typography, and Bibliography

      Complete 3-volume set. Small 4to. Quarter burgundy calf and red paper over boards, gilt spines, compartments. ccxxv, 410pp; 535pp; 544pp. Extensive textual illustrations, all called-for plates (excepting the usually-absent "Presentation in the Temple," not ready at publication time and present in very few copies) present; extra illustrated with at least half a dozen (and possibly more) plates, most in the third volume. Very good overall. Tight hinges and with all leather elements in sound condition, with just a bit of rubbing along the edges; paper-covered boards are edgeworn and rubbed along the faces; internally quite nice, with just a bit of occasional foxing. A nice first edition of this bibliographic tour-de-force, a classic by the famed bibliophile who brought the term "bibliomania" into the language. Each front pastedown bears the small handsome armorial bookplate of "Bateman / of Middleton Hall / (by Youlgrave) in the / County of Derby." Roger Bateman built Middleton Hall in 1626 (rebuilt 1825); Thomas Bateman Sr. (1760-1847) was a famed cotton magnate and later High Sheriff of Derbyshire noted for his exceptional library; his son William (1788-1836) was an amateur antiquarian and archeologist, and his only son, Thomas Jr. (1821-61), became a controversial pioneering archeologist known as the "Squire of Bateman" and the "Barrow Knight" because of his extensive excavation of barrows or burial mounds. The front flyleaf of each bears the attractive 20th century custom bookplate of Ruth Barbara Jeffris of the Wisconsin Parker Pen family. And lastly, an inner flyleaf of the first volume bears an ownership signature that may have come either before or after the Bateman connection: "John Ingle Dredge, / Cambridge, / June 1846." Dredge (1818-97) was a Methodist and Anglican clergyman, a noted antiquarian who penned a number of Devon bibliographies. Despite gentle wear, this is a most attractive set and with an interesting provenance. WINDLE & PIPPIN A28.

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        Hortus Pastorum sacrae doctrinae floribus polymitus, exemplis selectis adornatus, in lectionum... & Candelabrum Mysticum septem lucernis adornatum, sacramentorum ecclesiae doctrinam pastoribus, concionatoribus, sacerdotibus pernecessariam illustrans

      Montibus (Mons, Belgium), Ex Officina Francisci Waudre. 1626 - 1630. 2 volumes (these 2 books will only be sold together) Later 19th century black half leather, gilt. lii,764,viii pp.: vign. & xxiv,1142,vi pp.; 20 cm. Text in Latin. - (sl. worn, sl. browned, convent library stamps, low margin because new bindings) Although still very good. See image. ¶ 1st edition. J. Marchant was a Prof. of the convent of Mons.

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        Vetus Græcia illustrata studio & operâ Ubbonis Emmi Frisii.

      Opus distinctum in tomos tres: quorum I. Descriptoonem haber regionum à Græcis habitarum, cum adjunctis insulis: II. Complectitur res gestas græcorum: III. Repræsentat statum ac formam præcipuarum ejus gentis rerumpublicarum: Iemque iudicium amphictyonicum, & solemnes ludos, statis temporibus apud Græcos recurrentes. 1-3. Leyden, Bonaventura & Abrahami Elzevir, 1626. 8vo. (24),+ 194,+ (22); (4),+ 519,+ (24); (4),+ 536,+ (32) pp. Minof spotting. Contemporary vellum. From the library of Eric Waller, with its book plate. Willems 252. Berghman 1576. Ubbonius Emmius (1547-1625) was a dutch calvinist historian. Eric Waller (1732-1811) var biskop i Västerås

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        Nuevo Descubrimiento del gran Cathayo, ò Reynos de Tibet, por el Padre Antonio de Andrade, de la Compañia de Iesus, Portugues, en el año de 1624 [caption title]

      Lisbon: por Mateo Piñeiro, 1626. Quarto. (7 1/2 x 5 5/8 inches). Collation: A-E4, F3 (ll.1-22 text, with caption title and 8-line woodcut initial at start of text on recto of l.1; [1 leaf] "licencias" on recto, verso blank). Modern blue morocco-backed marbled paper-covered boards, spine lettered in gilt. The very rare second printing of the first authoritative printed account of a European traveller's visit to Tibet. The first Spanish-language edition, printed a few months after the first edition which was in Portuguese. This edition is not Cordier, and OCLC records only a single example: the Bernardo Mendel copy now in the Indiana University library. Antonio de Andrade (1580-1634) was a Portuguese Jesuit missionary who entered the order in 1596. From 1600 to 1624 he was the principal missionary in the Indies. In 1624, with the support of the Moghul emperor, he set out for Tibet, hoping to make contact with a reported trans-Himalayan Christian community. Travelling north to the upper Ganges and then to Mana, on the present-day border of Tibet, he continued on past local resistance to the state of Guge, where he encountered his first Buddhists. Andrade successfully convinced the King to allow the teaching of Christianity, and returned to Agra, where he wrote the present letter to his superiors, relating his journey and his experiences. Andrade would ultimately return to Tibet twice, consecrating a church at Tsaparang in 1626. Andrade's work is important as being the first undoubtedly authentic first-hand description of Tibet by a European: the 14th-century visit of Odorico de Pordenone remains disputed. It was very popular and quickly went through a number of editions. "Throughout Catholic Europe this 'discovery' (so proclaimed by the title of the work, though Andrade never called it that himself) was hailed as a great victory for the faith and as possible aid in circumventing the dangers from the Protestant fleets on the lengthy sea route from India to China....Through Andrade's book and his later letters and those of others, Europe learned more about Tibet's location, size, political divisions, religion and customs. Lach Asia in the Making of Europe III, pp.338-339, 1773-1775; Sommervogel I, 329.1; cf. Cordier Sinica IV,2898-9 (1st edition in Portuguese and Madrid Spanish-language edition of 1627); Streit V272; Howgego I, A88

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        GREECE. Reissued by John Speed and are to be sold by Geo. Humble.

      Map of Greece, possibly 1651, uncoloured; English text to the reverse. 42 x 54 cm. Edges and centrefold strengthened on the verso; slight browning to edges; short tear in lower blank margin [no loss]; else a very good copy.

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        Constitutiones et Decreta Edita in Prima Dioecesana Synodo Civitatis

      1626. [Orte, Italy]. Gozzadini, Angelo. Constitutiones, Et Decreta Edita in Prima Dioecesana Synodo Civitatis Hortanae ab Angelo Gozadino, Civitatis Hortanae & Castellanae ad Inuicem Canonice Perpetuo Unitarum Episcopo, Celebrata Die Ultima Maii, 1. & 2. Mensis Iunii Anno Domini, 1626. Roncilioni: Apud Franciscum Mercurium, 1627. [xxii], 155, [3], [blank], 111, [9] pp. Two parts, each with title page and separate pagination. Signatures M and N of Second part (pp. 89-96) bound in reverse order. Quarto (8-1/4" x 6-1/4"). Contemporary vellum, faint early hand-lettered title to front board, fragment of lettering piece early hand-lettered shelf number to foot of spine. Light soiling and a few minor stains, some wear to fore-edges, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns, which have negligible worming. Title page of first part has handsome woodcut architectural frame, second part has typographical border and vignette, woodcut colophon, head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Early annotations to verso of front free endpaper and title page, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. Orte is a city in central Italy near Rome. This is a compilation of its local diocesan law. Also included are forms and information about costs. The second part is entitled Sequuntur Edicta in Synodo Dioecesana Prima Civitatis Hortanae Anno 1626 Edita: Nec no Formularium Super Expeditionibus Collationum Ordinum, Beneficiorum, Causar[um] Matrimoniali[ium], Criminali[ium], & Diversorum Negotiorum pro Faciliori Notariorum, Cancellariorum, & Aliorum Intelligentia: Cum Taxa civili, & Criminali. OCLC locates no copies in North America (but we located one at UC-Berkeley Law School). Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        Il picariglio castigliano, cioe' la vita di lazariglio di tormes... composta, and hora accresciuta dallo stesso lazariglio, and trasportata dalla spagnuola nell'italiana favella da barezzo barezzi... ornata di due copiosissime tavole... in venetia, presso il barezzi, 1626.

      Cm. 16, pp. (8) 263 (39). Fregio xilografico al frontespizio, testate e capolettera xilografici. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena semirigida con titoli manoscritti al dorso. Un ex libris a timbro privato. Qualche leggera brunitura, peraltro esmplare genuino, completo e ben conservato. Si tratta verosimilmente della seconda edizione italiana (la prima apparve nel 1622) del capolavoro letterario iberico.

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