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        Archidipno overo dell'Insalata, e dell'uso di essa.

      Venezia, appresso Marc'Antonio Brogiollo, 1627, - in-4, pp. (8), 426 (ma 436), (4, di cui ultimo foglio bianco), stemma dei Colantoni cui l'opera è dedicata,  inciso in rame nel frontespizio, capilettera figurati, bella legatura coeva in pergamena floscia, titolo calligrafato in gotico lungo il dorso. Prima edizione del primo trattato dedicato interamente all'insalata. Nei 68 capitoli l'autore analizza l'argomento con una gamma impressionante di notizie sia storico-scientifiche sia pratiche, che rendono l'opera gustosa ed ancora attuale. Massonio suggerisce ricette classiche e di sua invenzione fornendo utili consigli sul miglior modo di servirle. Nell'utilizzo dei vari ingredienti e condimenti sono inclusi tra gli altri, olio d'oliva, aceto, sale, pepe, limone, aglio, cipolla, basilico, capperi, tartufo, finocchio, rucola, lattuga, valeriana, asparagi, fave, piselli, fagioli, frutta, fiori di rosmarino. Nella descrizione degli ingredienti l'autore riferisce scrupolosamente le fonti delle sue scoperte, includendo tra gli innumerevoli autori citati Plinio, Plutarco, Cicerone, Aristotele, Avicenna, Mercuriale, Ippocrate. Salvatore Massonio nasce a l'Aquila nel 1554, medico e letterato, morì a Napoli nel 1624, senza riuscire a vedere l'ultima delle sue opere pubblicata, fu autore di un'opera sulla sua città natale, 2 di carattere religioso e di un'importante monografia dedicata all'uso dei bagni nell'antichità. Il Lastri nella sua Biblioteca Georgica-Firenze, 1787-descrive Massonio come "indagatore di cose nuove, indicò gli usi di alcune erbe meno note, definì il loro sapore e rammentò alcune particolarità di esse". Interessante e rara opera interamente dedicata a questo insolito soggetto. Esemplare con alcuni scarabocchi alla sguardia anteriore con inchiostro acido che ha bruciato la carta, piccolo lavoro di tarlo al margine bianco tra pp. 79-112. Maggs 120; Cagle 1160; Henssler 1362.; Simon, Bibliotheca gastronomica 1023;Westbury 146; Marciana 1003;Krivatsy 7547; Wellcome I, 4118; B.IN.G. 1266; Bitting p. 315; Vicaire 577. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Récréation mathématicque composée de plusieurs problèmes plaisants et facétieux en faict d'Arithméticque, Géometrie, Méchanicque, Opticque, et autres parties de ces belles sciences

      Claude Rigaud & Claude Obert, Lyon 1627 - Demi vélin moderne. Un volume in-12 (171x110 mm), (14)-(2 bl.)-200 pages. Nombreuses illustrations in texte . Manque angulaire touchant quelques mots p. 59 Première édition lyonnaise très rare de cet ouvrage de physique amusante qui fut publié pour la première fois à Pont-à-Mousson en 1624 et maintes fois réédité. ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Modern quarter limp vellum. 12mo (171x110 mm), (14)-(2 bl.)-200 pages. Lot of illustrations in text. . Lack touching few words p. 59 The very rare first Lyons edition of this work on physics récréation which was published for the first time at Pont-à-Mousson in 1624 and reprinted several times. In 8 / 8vo 248g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A pharamundo, primo gallorum rege, qui anno domini CCCCXX. Felicibus a uspiciis prima regni florentissimi fundamenta posuit, ad Ludouzicum XIII, hodiernum Regem christianissimum, ..... Admirandarum Vicissitudi num, et providentiae divinae, qua regna....

      Frankfurt, Emmel / Kopf, 1627. Nunc vero in Latinum Sermonem traslata a Marco Cassiodoro Reinio. 65 Portraits, Druckermarke, 6 Bl., 1004 S., 36 S. Orig pergamentband, 36 x 24 cm Titelbl. mit altem handschriftl. Eintrag, (Lederschließen fehlen) (Bl. teils stärker gebräunt; insgesamt aber recht gut erhalten) --Die franz. Regenten seit den Jahre 420-- Versand D: 4,76 EUR

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        GA aus der Vogelschau, "Lippstatt", mit Darstellung der Belagerung und Einnahme durch die Spanier 1624.

      - Kupferstich aus Enß, Fama Austraica, 1627, 19,2 x 27,8 Westfalia Picta, Bd.IV, Nr. 185; Vergl. aber auch Nr. 181 (m. Abb. Seite 127); Vergl. auch Hellwig, Nr. 451. - Plattengleich mit der Darstellung aus den Hogenberg'schen Geschichtsblättern, das den übrigen Belagerungsbildern ( so Westfalia Picta, S. 127) als Vorbild diente. Jedoch ohne den dreispaltigen Text.

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        Ritratto di Roma antica. Mit gestochenem Titel als ganzseitige, breite Bordüre, weiteren 129, davon 101 in den Platten nummerierten Kupferstichen im Text, zusätzlichem Titel mit Druckermarke in Holzschnitt, sowie 149, darunter 3 ganzseitigen Holzschnitt-Vignetten

      Pompilio TOTTI: Ritratto di Roma antica, nel quale sono figurati I principali Tempij, Teatri, Anfiteatri, Cerchi, Naumachie, Archi trionfali, Curie, Basiliche, Colonne, Ordine del Trionfo, Dignità Militari, e Civili, Riti, Ceremonie & altre cose notabili. Mit gestochenem Titel als ganzseitige, breite Bordüre, weiteren 129, davon 101 in den Platten nummerierten Kupferstichen im Text, zusätzlichem Titel mit Druckermarke in Holzschnitt, sowie 149, darunter 3 ganzseitigen Holzschnitt-Vignetten (24 davon auf 3 nachgebundenen Tafeln). Rom: Andrea Fei 1627. 12°. [18 (2 Titelbll., 2 Widmungsbll., Bl. m. Druckerlaubnis, 4 Bll. m. Verz. d. Abb.)], 362 S., [3 Taf.] Lederband der Zeit auf fünf falschen Bünden mit Rückengoldprägung, blindgeprägten Deckelrahmen und Ganzfarbschnitt. Erste Ausgabe dieses sehr seltenen Rom-Führers mit Kupfern römischer, antiker Gebäude und Bauwerke, Statuen und Gladiatorenkämpfen, die Vignetten mit Münz- und Medaillendarstellungen. Tottis populäres Werk für Bildungsreisende wurde in der ersten Hälfte des 17. Jh. von verschiedenen Verlegern und Kompilatoren immer wieder nachgedruckt bzw. benützt (z.B. 1633, 1638, 1945, 1652). „Die Reisenden, die Rom nicht nur mit den Augen des Pilgers sehen wollten, verlangten einen umfassenden Führer. Genügte durch drei Jahrzehnte Felinis Schrift, so tritt 1627 Pompilio Totti mit seinem »Ritratto die Roma antica« an die Öffentlichkeit." (Trenkler, S. 40). Exemplar mit Beschnitt, deshalb insgesamt 8 Seiten mit geringem Bild- bzw. Textverlust (die Kupfer in ausgezeichnetem Zustand); S. 207f. mit kleinem Eckausriß, daselbst geringer Textverlust; innen stellenweise leicht schmutz- und stockfleckig, insgesamt solide gebundenes, innen sauberes Exemplar dieses im 17. Jh. für Bildungsreisende maßgeblichen Romführers im 17. Jh. Die Erstausgabe ist von großer Seltenheit, gemäß JAP/APO wurden seit 1950 lediglich 4 Exemplare auktioniert (2009, 2002, 1990, 1981), keines davon mit einer vergleichbar großen Anzahl an Holzschnitt-Vignetten. Provenienz: Vorderspiegel und Bl. 4 r mit dem Stempel der „Netherby Library", welches das Exemplar als früheren Besitz der Familie Graham ausweist, einem schottischen Adelsgeschlecht mit Sitz in Netherby Hall nahe Carlisle, in der heute englischen Grafschaft Cumbria. Schudt, Le Guide di Roma, Nr. 138; Ernst Trenkler: „Le Guide di Roma" in der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek. In: Biblos, Jg. 25, H. 1 (1976), S. 40ff.

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        Map of Cambridgeshire

      Cambridgeshire Described with the Devision of the Hundreds, the Townes Situation, with the Armes of the Colleges of that Famous Universiti. A very good example of Speed's fine map of Cambridgeshire, taken from the earliest published atlas of the British Isles and with a detailed plan of Cambridge.

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        C. CORNELII TACITI OPERA QUAE EXSTANT JUSTUS LIPSIUS POSTREMUM RECENSUIT. ADDITI COMMENTARII AUCTI EMENDATIQUE AB ULTIMA MANU ACCESSIT C. VELLEIUS PATERCULUS CUM EISDEM LIPSI AUCTORIBUS NOTIS

      [Plantin Press] Ex Officina Plantiniana, apud Balthasarem Moretum, et al.: Antverpiae, 1627. Very Good binding. With engraved printer's device to the title page, and head- and tailpieces throughout as well as elaborate initials. [16], 547, [32], 36, 84, [14]. Some worming to the bottom of the final leaves, not affecting the printing. In early calf, with gilt rule to perimeter of the boards and elaborate border in blind. Raised bands and worn lettering in gilt. With the armorial bookplate of Charles Talbot, engraved by Cole. Printed at the Plantin Press in 1627 by Balthasar Moretus, the grandson of Christopher Plantin. Very Good binding.

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        Proxeneta, seu de prudentia civili liber

      ex officina Elzeviriana, 1627. Cm. 12, pp. (24) 767 (1). Bellissimo frontespizio inciso in rame raffigurante Cardano. Bella legatura in pieno marocchino rosso, dorso a 4 nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi dorati agli scomparti. Piatti inquadradrati du duplice filettatura con fregi in oro agli angoli e tagli dorati. Antica firma di possesso al frontespizio. Trascurabili mende alla legatura, qualche sporadica fioritura e lieve alone al margine alto delle carte finali. Bell'esemplare. Gerolamo Cardano (1501-1576), nativo di Pavia, fu medico, matematico, filosofo e astrologo di grande fama. Ebbe una vita tormentata a cusa dei figli, uno condannato a morte per uxoricidio, l'altro sospettato di furto. Nel 1570 fu arrestato per eresia e costretto a lasciare l'insegnamento e a distruggere le opere compilate e mai date alle stampe. La redazione di questa importante opera politica fu particolarmente travagliata e durò circa un decennio (1560-1570). Ne scaturì un manuale pratico dall'essenza utopica in cui la filosofia morale diviene guida per i comportamenti nella vita civile e politica. Rara prima edizione postuma. Si ebbero in seguito numerose ristampe, sotto il titolo di "Arcana politica". Cfr. Iccu; Willems, 272; Brunet I, 1573..

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        De Plantis Exoticis Libri Duo.

      Prosperi Alpini phylosophi, medici, in gymnasio Patauino medicamentorum simplicium professoris ordinarij, & horti medici præfecti. Opus completum, editum studio, ac opera Alpini Alpini phylosophi, & medici, auctoris filij. Venice: Giovanni Guerilio 1627. With copperengraved title-page and 145 copperplates, ornamental initials. [16] + 344 pp. Well-preserved copy bound in contemporary full vellum. Inner frontboard-paper with minor tears at top and bottom and with small wormholes, mostly in lower margin. Name at the bottom of title-page. * 1st edition of Alpini's further observations on exotic plants. The specimens here presented were collected primarily in Crete and the Eastern Mediterranean, including many xerophilous plants from Egypt and scores of plants not mentioned in earlier works. This first edition was published posthumously in 1627 and was edited by the author's son, Alpini Alpini. Prospero Alpini [1553-1617], an Italian physician and botanist, travelled through Greece, Crete, and Egypt from 1580 to 1583 with the Venetian Consul Giorgio Eno. He worked as a medical advisor and took the opportunity to carry out botanical investigations. His work includes the first European recognition of the medicinal value of coffee and introduced banana and baobab. Alpini became professor of botany at Padua after having spent three years in Egypt [Garrison/M., pp. 992].Nissen BBI 21. Cf. Pritzel 112. Hunt 213.

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        La royalle Chymie de Crollius, traduite en francois par J.Marcel de Boulene

      Pierre Drobet, Lyon 1627 - Plein vélin de l'époque. Un volume in-8 (169x106 mm), (2)-223-(1 bl.)-(2)-538 (i.e. 211)-(54)-119 (traicté des signatures)-(31) pages Mouillures marginales, rousseurs Recueil de traités d'alchimie d'Oswald Croll, l'un des premiers disciples de Paracelse, traduit par le chirurgien Jean Marcel Boulene. L'ouvrage est divisé en trois traités, : - le premier propose une Préface admonitoire, contenant les mysteres tres-profond & plus rares de la Philosophie tant naturelle que de la grace, touchant l'excellence de la medecine Chymique, & grandeur du Microcosme; - le second est La Royalle chymie de Crollius , décrivant divers remèdes et recettes de médecine; - le troisième, à pagination séparée, constitue enfin un Traicté des signatures, ou vraye et vive anatomie du grand & petit monde. Cette partie qui contient de nombreux signes et symboles alchimiques manque souvent. Seconde édition en français, recherchée pour son joli titre gravé Caillet [I, 2703 : "Cette 3e partie manque souvent"] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary full vellum 8vo(169x106 mm), (2)-223-(1 bl.)-(2)-538 (i.e. 211)-(54)-119 (traicté des signatures)-(31) pages Light waterstains, foxing Second French edition of this collection of treatises on alchemy of Oswald Croll, one of the first disciples of Paracelsus, translated by the surgeon Jean Marcel Boleyn. The book is divided into three treaties: - The first offers a admonitoire Preface, containing the very deep mysteries & Philosophy rarest of both natural grace, reaching the excellence of medicine Chymical, and magnitude of the Microcosm; - The second is "la Royalle chymie de Crollius", describing various remedies and recipes of Medicine; - The third one, separate pagination, is finally a Traict signatures, or true and deep anatomy of the great and little world. This part contains many signs and alchemical symbols often lacking. Edition with engraved title page Caillet [I, 2703 : "Cette 3e partie manque souvent"] In 8 400g. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Attornies Almanacke, Provided & Desired for the Generall Ease..

      1627. Only edition. London, 1627.. Only edition. London, 1627. "For the Genereall Ease and Daily Use of All Such as Shall Have Occasion to Remove any Person, Cause or Record" Powell, Thomas [1572?-1635?]. The Attornies Almanacke. Provided & Desired for the Generall Ease and Daily Use of All Such as Shall Have Occasion to Remove any Person, Cause or Record, From an Inferiour Court to Any the Higher Courts at Westminster. London: Printed by B[ernard] A[lsop] and T[homas] F[awcet] for Ben: Fisher, 1627. [viii], 72 pp. Quarto (7" x 5-1/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent calf, gilt title to spine, endleaves added. Light rubbing, corners and spine ends bumped. Moderate toning to text, slightly heavier in places, light soiling to front endleaf and p. 72. A handsome copy. $1,000. * Only edition. Powell was a notable poet, a man of letters and an industrious legal antiquarian. In this work, the Attourney's Academy and the Direction for Search of Records Powell offered guidance to lawyers concerning the location and use of records, mostly to settle title claims. All are mentioned favorably by Holdsworth, who notes that the study of early records was an important aspect of legal education. In a sense, these books helped students to locate material for study. They are also important sources for students of Shakespeare. (All are listed in Lee's Catalogue of Shakespeareana). OCLC locates 6 copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Washington, Yale). Holdsworth, A History of English Law V:381. English Short-Title Catalogue S115029.

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        The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles: with the names of the Adventurers, Planters, and Governours from their first beginning Ano: 1584 to this present 1626

      London: J.D.awson] and I.H.[aviland] for Michael Sparkes, 1627 First edition, third issue. This is an outstanding copy of a foundational work of American history, from the library of the Calverts, the original Proprietors and colonial governors of Maryland. Folio. Engraved title page (Sabin's third state), folding plate with map of Ould Virginia (fourth state), folding map of Virginia (tenth state), folding map of the Summer Isles (third state), and folding map of New England (Sabin's eighth state), expertly mounted repairing a few old tears. This copy without the errata occasionally found pasted to foot of final page. Title a little soiled, minor stains. 17th-century blind-tooled calf, red morocco label, minor repairs, later endpapers. Half morocco case. A fine, fresh copy. This American classic is "the foundation of England's knowledge of America during the early period of colonization" (PMM). John Smith was one of the original settlers of the Jamestown colony and a member of its governing council. After exploring the region for a year, Smith returned to find the settlement failing. "Although he is best known as the man who stepped in to force the disoriented Jamestown colonists to save themselves, his contribution as historian and theorist was also extremely important" (ANB), most notably his Generall Historie of Virginia. The Generall Historie of Virginia contains Smith's eyewitness accounts of the founding of Jamestown, his capture and rescue through the intercession of Pocahontas, his time spent in Virginia (1606- 1609), and his explorations of the New England coast (1610-1617). The work comprises six books as follows: 1) the first settlement of Virginia, and the subsequent voyages there to 1605, 2) the land and its Indian inhabitants, 3) Smith's voyage and the settlement of Jamestown, from December 1606 to 1609, plus two pages reprinting laudatory verses addressed to Smith from The Description of New England, with a few lines of introduction by Smith beginning: "Now seeing there is thus much Paper here to spare," 4) Virginia from the planting of Point Comfort in 1609 to 1623, 5) the history of the Bermudas (or Summer Isles) from 1593 to 1624, followed by verses also reprinted from the Description, and 6) the history of New England from 1614 to 1624. There was one edition of the text. Over the period of its sale, the title page was updated to reflect the year as well .0as the accession of Charles I, whose portrait appears on this title. The copper plates of the four excellent maps were also altered, adding names and changing details. The Generall Historie of Virginia contains some of the most important American maps ever published including Smith's map of Virginia ("one of the most important printed maps of America ever produced and certainly one of the greatest influence") and his map of New England ("the foundation map of New England cartography, the one that gave it its name and the first devoted to the region") (Burden). This is a magnificent colonial American association copy in a period binding. This book is from the library of the Calvert family, the original Proprietors of Maryland. It bears the bookplate of Benedict Leonard Calvert (1700-1732), restored Proprietary Governor of Maryland and son of Benedict Leonard Calvert, 4th Lord Baltimore. This copy may descend from George Calvert, 1st Lord Baltimore, who sailed from Newfoundland to Virginia in 1629. His son Cecil Calvert, 2nd Lord Baltimore, was granted the charter for Maryland by Charles I in 1632. In 1715, the Crown restored proprietary rights to Benedict Leonard Calvert, 4th Lord Baltimore. His son Benedict Leonard Calvert, whose bookplate is in this volume, was named governor of Maryland by his brother, the 5th Lord Baltimore. Benedict Leonard Calvert died at sea in 1732 on his return voyage to England. A superlative colonial provenance: Benedict Leonard Calvert (1700-1732), restored Proprietary Governor of Maryland and son of Benedict Leonard Calvert, 4th Lord Baltimore (bookplate reading: "The Honble Benedict.

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        GREECE, JOHN SPEED original antique hand coloured map c1627

      - HELLASGREECEby JOHN SPEED.Published London circa 1627 by George Humble for "Prospects of the Most Famous Parts of the World"A superb original copper engraved map of Greece by John Speed, enhanced with attractive professionally applied later hand colouring. The sea area is decorated with sailing ships and sea monsters. A scale of Germanian miles, French miles, Italian miles and furlongs is displayed. The title Hellas (Greek alphabet) or Greece is presented in an attractive cartouche bearing also the legend "Revised by John Speed and are to be sold by Geo: Humble 1626". The coverage extends eastwards into Turkey and northwards to beyond the Danube. English text verso. Fine condition other than a single faint stain (Adriatic sea area). Free of repairs or restoration.Approx 19.5" x 15" (495mm x 385mm) map area only with margins beyond.Please see also close up images.     John Speed remains unarguably the most famous English mapmaker, and his maps are sought after by collectors all around the world. His "Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine" was published in various editions from 1612 to 1676 and was the very first atlas of the British Isles. Speed's world atlas "Prospects of the Most Famous Parts of the World" was the first to be created by an Englishman, and was first published by George Humble in 1627 with subsequent editions by William Humble, Roger Rea and finally Basset and Chiswell in 1676.A GENUINE ANTIQUE MAP GUARANTEED OVER 300 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTSD515

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        Gesamtans., darüber Stammbaum der Württemberger, "Studtgard".

      - Kupferstich v. Custos, D. aus Albizzi, Christl. Potentaten & Fürsten Stammbäume, 1627, 50,5 x 39 (H) Sprache: Deutsch

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        Tabulae Anatomicae LXXIIX . . . Daniel Bucretius . . . XX que deerant supplevit et omnium explications addidit / De humani corporis fabrica libri decem.

      [Evangelista Deuchinus], Venice 1627 - Tabulae Anatomicae LXXIIX . Daniel Bucretius . XX que deerant supplevit et omnium explications addidit. Venice: [Evangelista Deuchinus], 1627. [3], 1-87, 87-88, 88-95 ff, including engraved title with border by Valesio after Fialetti, 97 full-page engravings numbered to 95 (77 probably by and after J. Maurer, 20 by Valesio after Fialetti), explanatory text on verso, woodcut ornaments, colophon and printer's woodcut device on final leaf verso. [Bound before:] SPIEGEL, Adriaan van de [SPIGELIUS, Adrian]. De humani corporis fabrica libri decem. [12], 328 (i.e. 330), [14] pp., including engraved title with architectural border by Valesio after Fialetti, woodcut initials and ornaments, index and final blank. Folio (399 x 255 mm). Contemporary vellum with blind-stamped central arabesque to both boards, binding restored with the spine rebacked (boards soiled and darkened, original endpapers repaired), colored edges. Final leaves of index of De humani corporis with ink smudges (having created 3 holes with loss of letters due to ink corrosion). Internally very little marginal browning, very minor spotting and finger soiling in places, a few faint dampstains, a few closed worm holes in blank margins, frayed engraved title-page of the Tabulae repaired at blank fore-margin, upper corner of fol. 51 with paper repair (not affecting image), a few leaves with faint marginal waterstains, a few closed tears, fol. 1 with marginals in contemporary hand (cropped), plate V in fol. 7 printed upside-down, offsetting to a few plates. Both works carefully cleaned. Extensive annotations to first preliminary leaves, ink stamps by W. W. Hall to a few leaves. Provenances: Samuel Simmons, Maryland (inscribed and dated 1772 on rear pastedown), William Whitty Hall, M.D., physician and editor of health magazines (ink stamp to title page and annotation on two leaves). A handsome copy. ---- Roberts & Tomlinson, The Fabric of the Body, pp. 262-63; see also pp. 259-61; Cazort, Kornell, Roberts, The Ingenious Machine of Nature: Four Centuries of Art and Anatomy (1996) pp. 167-68; Choulant-Frank 225; Garrison-Morton 381; Eimas, Heirs of Hippocrates 414; NLM/Krivatsy 2202; Sappol, Dream Anatomy, pp. 110-111, 113; Waller 9121 and 1812. FIRST EDITION OF THIS MAGNIFICENT AND ORIGINAL SERIES OF ANATOMICAL PLATES drawn by the late-Mannerist Italian painter and printmaker, Odoardo Fialetti (1573-1638) and engraved by Francesco Valesio (b. ca. 1560). Born in Bologna, Fialetti initially apprenticed with Giovanni Battista Cremonini, and later under Tintoretto, with whom he was a favorite. Fialetti painted some of the churches at Venice, where he settled in 1604 in preference to Bologna, in order to avoid competition from the Carracci. Fialetti also engraved many plates, and was the author of works on costume, the arts, and a treatise on anatomy for artists. Since before 1600 Casseri had been working on a fully-illustrated anatomical treatise, which he hired Fialetti to illustrate. His De Vocis of 1601 concludes with a promise to publish a treatise on the anatomy of the whole human body with illustrations. However, at the time of his early death in 1616 Casseri left 86 spectacular anatomical drawings by Fialetti, and also possibly their engravings, but no text. Casseri and the co-author of this work, Adrian van de Spiegel, both studied under Fabrici (Fabricius ab Aquapendente) at the University of Padua. Both worked closely with their teacher for many years, and in 1608 Casseri succeeded Fabrici in Padua's chair of surgery and anatomy, which passed in turn to Spiegel upon Casseri's death in 1616. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lucan's Pharsalia or the civill warres of rome, betweene Pompey the great and Julius Caesar. The whole ten bookes Englished, by Thomas May London printed for Thomas Jones and John Mariott 1627.

      Thomas Jones, London 1627 - Extremely rare first edition. Weight (kg): 0,155 Height (cm): 14,8 Width (cm): 9,1 Thickness (cm): 2,2 16MO Sextodecimo 16mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Attornies Almanacke, Provided & Desired for the Generall Ease...

      1627. Only edition. London, 1627. "For the Genereall Ease and Daily Use of All Such as Shall Have Occasion to Remove any Person, Cause or Record" Powell, Thomas [1572?-1635?]. The Attornies Almanacke. Provided & Desired for the Generall Ease and Daily Use of All Such as Shall Have Occasion to Remove any Person, Cause or Record, From an Inferiour Court to Any the Higher Courts at Westminster. London: Printed by B[ernard] A[lsop] and T[homas] F[awcet] for Ben: Fisher, 1627. [viii], 72 pp. Quarto (7" x 5-1/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent calf, gilt title to spine, endleaves added. Light rubbing, corners and spine ends bumped. Moderate toning to text, slightly heavier in places, light soiling to front endleaf and p. 72. A handsome copy. $1,000. * Only edition. Powell was a notable poet, a man of letters and an industrious legal antiquarian. In this work, the Attourney's Academy and the Direction for Search of Records Powell offered guidance to lawyers concerning the location and use of records, mostly to settle title claims. All are mentioned favorably by Holdsworth, who notes that the study of early records was an important aspect of legal education. In a sense, these books helped students to locate material for study. They are also important sources for students of Shakespeare. (All are listed in Lee's Catalogue of Shakespeareana). OCLC locates 6 copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Washington, Yale). Holdsworth, A History of English Law V:381. English Short-Title Catalogue S115029.

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        Antique Map-BRABANT-NETHERLANDS-BELGIUM-Georg Keller-Lundorp-Bellus-1627

      - Title: 'Abbeldinig des Fvrstendom Brabant mit die aengrender Lander. 1624'. Rare map of the Principality of Brabant with adjacent countries. West above. Title and year above the map. Bottom right compass rose. Verso unprinted. Copperplate engraving on a verge type of hand laid paper. Description: This map was published in 1627 by Schoenwetter - Kempffer in Frankfurt am Main, in the book 'Ostereichischer Lorberkrantz Oder Kayserl. Victori .' by Michael Caspar Lundorp.Artists and Engravers: Michael Caspar Lundorp also known as Nicolaus Bellus (c.1580-1629), was a German historian and author. Engraver: Georg Keller (1568-1634), was a student of Jost Amman. He exibited a loose style of engraving. Condition: Excellent given age. Storage location: TPC-Expo-P4-18 The overall size is ca. 15.7 x 11.2 inch. The image size is ca. 13 x 9.8 inch. The overall size is ca. 40 x 28.5 cm. The image size is ca. 33 x 25 cm.

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        The Attornies Almanacke, Provided & Desired for the Generall Ease.

      1627 - Only edition. London, 1627. "For the Genereall Ease and Daily Use of All Such as Shall Have Occasion to Remove any Person, Cause or Record" Powell, Thomas [1572?-1635?]. The Attornies Almanacke. Provided & Desired for the Generall Ease and Daily Use of All Such as Shall Have Occasion to Remove any Person, Cause or Record, From an Inferiour Court to Any the Higher Courts at Westminster. London: Printed by B[ernard] A[lsop] and T[homas] F[awcet] for Ben: Fisher, 1627. [viii], 72 pp. Quarto (7" x 5-1/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent calf, gilt title to spine, endleaves added. Light rubbing, corners and spine ends bumped. Moderate toning to text, slightly heavier in places, light soiling to front endleaf and p. 72. A handsome copy. $1,000. * Only edition. Powell was a notable poet, a man of letters and an industrious legal antiquarian. In this work, the Attourney's Academy and the Direction for Search of Records Powell offered guidance to lawyers concerning the location and use of records, mostly to settle title claims. All are mentioned favorably by Holdsworth, who notes that the study of early records was an important aspect of legal education. In a sense, these books helped students to locate material for study. They are also important sources for students of Shakespeare. (All are listed in Lee's Catalogue of Shakespeareana). OCLC locates 6 copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Washington, Yale). Holdsworth, A History of English Law V:381. English Short-Title Catalogue S115029. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hartford Shire Described. The Situations of Hartford, and the most ancient towne S. Albons with such memorable actions as have happened.

      1627 - London, George Humble, 1627. Coloured. 385 x 515mm. Small repairs to edges, shiny glue remains on reverse. Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county, with town plans of Hertford and St. Albans, a strapwork title cartouche, a stylised battle and two cartographers in the lower corners. On verso is a English-text history of the county.

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        De Plantis Exoticis Libri Duo.

      1627 1627 - Prosperi Alpini phylosophi, medici, in gymnasio Patauino medicamentorum simplicium professoris ordinarij, & horti medici præfecti. Opus completum, editum studio, ac opera Alpini Alpini phylosophi, & medici, auctoris filij. Venice: Giovanni Guerilio 1627. With copperengraved title-page and 145 copperplates, ornamental initials. [16] + 344 pp. Well-preserved copy bound in contemporary full vellum. Inner frontboard-paper with minor tears at top and bottom and with small wormholes, mostly in lower margin. Name at the bottom of title-page. * 1st edition of Alpini's further observations on exotic plants. The specimens here presented were collected primarily in Crete and the Eastern Mediterranean, including many xerophilous plants from Egypt and scores of plants not mentioned in earlier works. This first edition was published posthumously in 1627 and was edited by the author's son, Alpini Alpini. Prospero Alpini [1553-1617], an Italian physician and botanist, travelled through Greece, Crete, and Egypt from 1580 to 1583 with the Venetian Consul Giorgio Eno. He worked as a medical advisor and took the opportunity to carry out botanical investigations. His work includes the first European recognition of the medicinal value of coffee and introduced banana and baobab. Alpini became professor of botany at Padua after having spent three years in Egypt [Garrison/M., pp. 992].Nissen BBI 21. Cf. Pritzel 112. Hunt 213. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eigentliche Abbildung der berumbte Vestung Gulich, wie Die im Jhar 1621. den 5. Septemb. vom Graffen Heinderich von dem Berge, im namen Königliche Maiesteet in Spanien, ist belagert worden, und hat es erobert, den 3. Febr. Ao 1622.". Kupferstich. Aus: Caspar Enß, Fama Austriaca.

      Köln, Peter von Brachel und Abraham Hohenberg, 1627 - Schöne Gesamtansicht von Jülich und Umgebung mit Belagerung von 1622 aus der halben Vogelsperspektive. - Das Bild befindet sich auf den Innenseiten eines bedruckten Doppelblattes (insgesamt vorhanden sind die S. 567-570). - Stärker gebräunt, im Rand etw. fleckig. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 Ca. 22 cm x 27 cm (Platte); ca. 33 cm x 40 cm (ganze Doppelseite).

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        Eigentliche Abbildung das Treffen belangendt, welches zwischen der Kayserlichen Armada vnd dem von Halberstadt vnderhalb Francfort nechst bey Hochst gehalten. Geschehen den 20. Juny. Anno 1622.". Kupferstich. Aus: Caspar Enß, Fama Austriaca.

      Köln, Peter von Brachel und Abraham Hohenberg, 1627 - Schöne Gesamtansicht von Höchst entlang des Main über Frankfurt bis Steinheim mit Belagerung von 1622 aus der halben Vogelsperspektive. - Die Ansicht befindet sich auf den Innenseiten eines bedruckten Doppelblattes (insgesamt vorhanden sind die S. 649-652). - Stärker gebräunt. Kl. Loch (ca. 3mm in der linken unteren Bildhälfte im Bereich der Brücke. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 Ca. 21,5 cm x 28 cm (Platte); ca. 33 cm x 40 cm (ganze Doppelseite).

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        Pfaffenmütz.". Kupferstich. Aus: Caspar Enß, Fama Austriaca.

      Köln, Peter von Brachel und Abraham Hohenberg, 1627 - Schöne Gesamtansicht der unter Beschuss stehenden befestigten Rheininsel Pfaffenmütz aus der halben Vogelsperspektive. Am unteren Bildrand Ansicht von Rheindorf, in der oberen Bildhälfte Mündung der Sieg in den Rhein und Ansicht von Bergheim. - Das Bild befindet sich auf den Innenseiten eines bedruckten Doppelblattes (insgesamt vorhanden sind die S. 503-506). - Stärker gebräunt. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 Ca. 25 cm x 28 cm (Platte); ca. 33 cm x 24 cm (ganze Doppelseite).

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        Lippstatt.". Kupferstich. Aus: Caspar Enß, Fama Austriaca.

      Köln, Peter von Brachel und Abraham Hohenberg, 1627 - Schöne Gesamtansicht von Lippstadt aus der halben Vogelperspektive mit Szene aus dem Dreißigjährigen Krieg. - Die Ansicht befindet sich auf den Innenseiten eines bedruckten Doppelblattes (insgesamt vorhanden sind die S. 735-738). - Stark gebräunt, im Rand etw. fleckig. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 Ca. 20 cm x 28 cm (Platte); ca. 33 cm x 40 cm (ganze Doppelseite).

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        De conviviis libri quatuor (beigebunden): De pictura, plastice, statuaria libri duo. (beigebunden): De Ludis veterum liber unicus

      Lyon, Ludovici Prost 1627 - Bemerkungen: Seltene erste Ausgaben. Die Abhandlung des französischen Jesuiten Jules César Boulenger (1558–1628) „de conviviis “ ist in 4 Teile (liber) gegliedert. Der erste behandelt die Gastlichkeit, der zweite das Essen, der dritte den Wein, der vierte Ausrüstung und Belegschaft von Küchen und Festsälen. Die beiden beigebundenen Schriften „de pictura “ und „de ludis “ behandeln (Kunst)Bildnerei und die Durchführung von (Fest)Spielen. Boulenger war eine Art Soziologie-Phänomenologe, der vor dem Hintergrund seiner umfassenden philologischen und historischen Kenntnisse vor allem durch die Beschreibung lebenskultureller Bezüge aus den alten Schriften der Griechen und Lateiner zu einem Transfer spezifisch häuslichen Kulturwissens in das 17, Jh. beitrug; vgl. z.B. die Titel anderer meist als Monographie bezeichneter Schriften von ihm wie: De sortibus liber. De auguris et auspiciis liber. De ominibus. De prodigiis. De terrae motu et fulminibus. De oraculis et vatibus liber. Item excerptum de templis ethnicorum. De triumphis, spoliis, bellicis, trophaeis, arcubus triumphalibus et pompa triumphi liber. Drexel 225. (I - III), de Backer/S. fl, 371, 24-26. Beschreibung: Pergamenteinband der Zeit. Format/ Einband 18 x 11,5 cm. 3 zusammengebundene Teile unterschiedlichen Inhalts - Teil 1: (De conviviis ) 394 Seiten/ 12 Seiten Index; Teil 2: (De pictura ) 162 Seiten/ 7 Seiten Index; 3. Teil: (De Ludis ) 80 Seiten/ 7 Seiten Index; handschriftlicher Rückenbeschriftung; zahlr. figuralen Holzschnittinitialen und -bordüren; handschriftliches ex libris und marginale Notizen auf Vor- und Nachsatz, Frontispiz und auf wenigen Innenseiten von sehr alter Hand (1642 ?), Vorsatzpapier zur Hälfte fehlend; leichter Papierverlust auf Frontispiz ohne Textverlust; Papier nur mit Flecken und Wasserrändern; ansonsten ein vollständig erhaltenes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De conviviis libri quatuor [.] Auctore Iulio Caesare Bulengero Societatis Iesu presbytero. [Seguono, con proprio front. e proprie note tipografiche: De pictura plastice statuaria libri duo e De ludis privatis, ac domesticis veterum liber unicus].

      - Lione, sumptibus Ludovici Prost haeredis Roville, 1627, tre titoli legati in un volume, in-8, leg. di poco posteriore in piena pergamena, titolo manoscritto al dorso, tagli spruzzati, pp. [16], 394, [14] - [8], 162, [6] - [8], 80, [8], l'ultima carta bianca. Bruniture e fioriture dovute al tipo di carta. Prime edizioni di questi trattati sui banchetti e la gastronomia, sulla pittura e scultura e sui giochi fra i Greci e i Romani. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        England Wales Scotland and Ireland Described and Abridged.

      [London: J. Dawson] sould by Georg Humble,, 1627. With ye historic relation of things worthy memory from a farr larger voulume. Landscape octavo (107 x 162 mm). Recently bound using old vellum, tawed leather ties. Engraved decorative title, engraved "Catalogue of all the Shires", 63 maps (complete, 2 folding). A few marginal annotations in a 17th-century hand; neat restorations to title, map of Northumberland and last leaf, paper flaw at fore margin of O4, a couple of maps shaved, 3 with early hand-colour (Sussex, Dorset, Essex), a couple of leaves a little ragged at fore-edge, a few old pale marginal stains, yet a very good copy, with decent margins and strong impressions of the maps. Second miniature edition of Speed's atlas of Great Britain and Ireland, following the edition of 1620. The "farr larger Voulume Done by John Speed" is a reference to the famous Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine (1611), issued in folio. Thomas Chubb explains that for the first miniature edition of 1620 "forty [of the maps] are reprints of Peter Keer's maps of 1599 issued at Amsterdam in 1617 [for William Camden's Viri clarissimi Britannia]. Sixteen are newly engraved maps of some of the English counties which, in the earlier editions of 1599 and 1617, were grouped together, seven are additional maps". The publisher George Humble was "granted a privilege to print the Theatre for twenty-one years from 1608… [Speed's Theatre and History of Great Britain] were an immediate success: three new editions and issues of each appeared during Speed's lifetime, and a miniature version was first published about 1619-20" (ODNB). A delightful edition, showing the mapped landscape of Britain as it would have been known to Shakespeare.

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        Antique Map-BREDA-FORTIFICATION-SPINOLA-CITY-Herman Hugo-1627

      - Antique map, titled: 'Breda fortified with new workes after the comming of spinola. ', it shows a plan of the Dutch city of Breda, with the additional fortifications built after the arrival of Spinola. It shows several landmarks around the city, beside the details of the fortification. Etching/engraving on hand laid (verge) paper with watermark (not visible in every sheet). Description: This print originates from Herman Hugo's 'The Siege of Breda by the Armes of Phillip the Fourth.', by Herman Hugo, published in 1627, which is the English translation of 'Obsidis Bredana, sub Ambrosio Spinola.' (edition in 1626 and 1629), an eye-witness account of the ten-month siege of the fortress of Breda in 1625 by Spanish forces led by Spinola.Artists and Engravers: The author of this work is Herman Hugo (1588-1629). He was a Jesuit priest, writer and military chaplain. His is best known for his spiritual emblem book 'Pia Desideria'. Artist and engraver for this work unknown, to be determined. Published by Balthasar Moretus at the Plantin Press. Condition: Fair, given age. Original middle fold, as issued. Browned in the middle fold. Several creases in the image. A tear in the middle fold, backed with contemporary paper and acid-free archival tape. Right margin cropped to the platemark, extended using contemporary paper and acid-free archival tape. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: A245-15 The overall size is ca. 15.2 x 11.2 inch. The image size is ca. 14 x 9.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 38.5 x 28.5 cm. The image size is ca. 35.5 x 23.5 cm.

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        The Sea-mans Grammar: Containing Most plain and easie directions, how to Build, Rigge, Yard, and Mast any Ship whatsoever. With the plain exposition of all such terms as are used in a Navie and Fight at Sea. Whereunto is added a Table of the Weight, Charge, Shot, Powder, and the dimensions of all other appurtenances belonging to all sorts of great Ordnance. With divers practicall Experiments in the Art of Gunnery. Also the Charge and Duty of every Officer in a Ship and their Shares: With the use of the Petty Tally. Written by Captain John Smith, sometimes governour of Virginia, and Admiral of New England.

      Small 4to, [A]2, B-K4, L2, pps [iv], 1-75 [last 3 pp misnumbered 83-85], black letter, title-page within a border of printer's flowers, ink stain to title, disbound, preserved in a cloth folder and 1/4 morocco slip-case, engraved bookplate of "Harriet Aldrich and Winthrop Williams Aldrich", fine.A reprint of the author's "A Sea Grammar. London J.Haviland, 1627". He played an important part in the establishment of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America. He was a leader of the Virginia Colony (based at Jamestown) between September 1608 and August 1609, and led an exploration along the rivers of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay. He was the first English explorer to map the Chesapeake Bay area and New England. A note on the Thomason copy: "Nouemb. 6 1652" and the '3' in the imprint has been crossed out.

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        The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles: with the names of the Adventurers, Planters, and Governours from their first beginning Ano: 1584 to this present 1626

      London: J. D.[awson] and I. H.[aviland] for Michael Sparkes 1627 - First edition, third issue. This is an outstanding copy of a foundational work of American history, from the library of the Calverts, the original Proprietors and colonial governors of Maryland. Folio. Engraved title page (Sabin’s third state), folding plate with map of Ould Virginia (fourth state), folding map of Virginia (tenth state), folding map of the Summer Isles (third state), and folding map of New England (Sabin’s eighth state), expertly mounted repairing a few old tears. This copy without the errata occasionally found pasted to foot of final page. Title a little soiled, minor stains. 17th-century blind-tooled calf, red morocco label, minor repairs, later endpapers. Half morocco case. A fine, fresh copy. This American classic is “the foundation of England’s knowledge of America during the early period of colonization” (PMM). John Smith was one of the original settlers of the Jamestown colony and a member of its governing council. After exploring the region for a year, Smith returned to find the settlement failing. “Although he is best known as the man who stepped in to force the disoriented Jamestown colonists to save themselves, his contribution as historian and theorist was also extremely important” (ANB), most notably his Generall Historie of Virginia. The Generall Historie of Virginia contains Smith’s eyewitness accounts of the founding of Jamestown, his capture and rescue through the intercession of Pocahontas, his time spent in Virginia (1606- 1609), and his explorations of the New England coast (1610-1617). The work comprises six books as follows: 1) the first settlement of Virginia, and the subsequent voyages there to 1605, 2) the land and its Indian inhabitants, 3) Smith’s voyage and the settlement of Jamestown, from December 1606 to 1609, plus two pages reprinting laudatory verses addressed to Smith from The Description of New England, with a few lines of introduction by Smith beginning: “Now seeing there is thus much Paper here to spare,” 4) Virginia from the planting of Point Comfort in 1609 to 1623, 5) the history of the Bermudas (or Summer Isles) from 1593 to 1624, followed by verses also reprinted from the Description, and 6) the history of New England from 1614 to 1624. There was one edition of the text. Over the period of its sale, the title page was updated to reflect the year as well .0as the accession of Charles I, whose portrait appears on this title. The copper plates of the four excellent maps were also altered, adding names and changing details. The Generall Historie of Virginia contains some of the most important American maps ever published including Smith’s map of Virginia (“one of the most important printed maps of America ever produced and certainly one of the greatest influence”) and his map of New England (“the foundation map of New England cartography, the one that gave it its name and the first devoted to the region”) (Burden). This is a magnificent colonial American association copy in a period binding. This book is from the library of the Calvert family, the original Proprietors of Maryland. It bears the bookplate of Benedict Leonard Calvert (1700-1732), restored Proprietary Governor of Maryland and son of Benedict Leonard Calvert, 4th Lord Baltimore. This copy may descend from George Calvert, 1st Lord Baltimore, who sailed from Newfoundland to Virginia in 1629. His son Cecil Calvert, 2nd Lord Baltimore, was granted the charter for Maryland by Charles I in 1632. In 1715, the Crown restored proprietary rights to Benedict Leonard Calvert, 4th Lord Baltimore. His son Benedict Leonard Calvert, whose bookplate is in this volume, was named governor of Maryland by his brother, the 5th Lord Baltimore. Benedict Leonard Calvert died at sea in 1732 on his return voyage to England. A superlative colonial provenance: Benedict Leonard Calvert (1700-1732), restored Proprietary Governor of Maryland and son of Benedict Leonard Calvert, 4th Lord Baltimore (bookplate reading: “The Honble Benedict [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De referendariorum votantium signaturae justitiae collegio.

      Fatinellis (1627-1719)

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        Proxeneta, seu de prudentia civili liber.Lugduni Batavorum, ex officina Elzeviriana, 1627.

      Lugduni Batavorum, ex officina Elzeviriana 1627 - Cm. 12, pp. (24) 767 (1). Bellissimo frontespizio inciso in rame raffigurante Cardano. Bella legatura in pieno marocchino rosso, dorso a 4 nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi dorati agli scomparti. Piatti inquadradrati du duplice filettatura con fregi in oro agli angoli e tagli dorati. Antica firma di possesso al frontespizio. Trascurabili mende alla legatura, qualche sporadica fioritura e lieve alone al margine alto delle carte finali. Bell'esemplare. Gerolamo Cardano (1501-1576), nativo di Pavia, fu medico, matematico, filosofo e astrologo di grande fama. Ebbe una vita tormentata a cusa dei figli, uno condannato a morte per uxoricidio, l'altro sospettato di furto. Nel 1570 fu arrestato per eresia e costretto a lasciare l'insegnamento e a distruggere le opere compilate e mai date alle stampe. La redazione di questa importante opera politica fu particolarmente travagliata e durò circa un decennio (1560-1570). Ne scaturì un manuale pratico dall'essenza utopica in cui la filosofia morale diviene guida per i comportamenti nella vita civile e politica. Rara prima edizione postuma. Si ebbero in seguito numerose ristampe, sotto il titolo di "Arcana politica". Cfr. Iccu; Willems, 272; Brunet I, 1573. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tabulae Rudolphinae, quibus astronomicae scientiae, temporum longinquitate collapsae restauratio continetur; a Phoenice illo astronomorum Tychone, ex illustri & generosa Braheorum . familia ., primum animo concepta . Jussu et stipendiis fretus trium Imppp. Rudolphi, Matthiae, Ferdinandi, annitentibus haeredibus Braheanis; ex fundamentis observationum relictarum . continuis multorum annorum speculationibus & computationibus . perfecit, absolvit, adq(ue) causarum & calculi perennis formulam traduxit Joannes Keplerus.

      - Ulm, J. Saur, 1627. Folio. Illustr. Kupfertitel (G. Celer fec.), 8 Bl., 120 S. Moderner Halbleder mit Marmorpapierbezug u. Rückenschild. Erste Ausgabe, zweite Fassung, aber ohne den Tafel-Anhang (119 S.). - Der vorliegende Textteil enthält die "Praecepta", d.h. Anweisungen zur Benutzung der hier fehlenden Sonnen-, Mond- und Planetentafeln. "Die Vollendung der sog. Rudolphinischen Tafeln ist als Krönung der von Kepler bereits 30 Jahre zuvor unter Tycho Brahe in Angriff genommenen Arbeiten anzusehen, denen erstmals die neue logarithmische Rechenmethodik sowie die von Kepler erkannten Planetengesetze zugrundegelegt werden konnten" (Dünnhaupt, Kepler 49.1). - Caspar, Bibliogr. Kepleriana 79; Zinner 5063; DSB VII, 305; VD17 12:651552R; Sparrow, Milestones of Science 116; PMM 112 ". remained the standard astronomical tables for one hundred years". - Durchgehend gebräunt u. stockfleckig, stellenw. stärker u. gelegentlich fingerfleckig. Im Fußsteg meist etwas wasserrandig. Kupfertitel unten mit altem hs. Eintrag, Drucktitel mit teilw. entferntem kl. Stempel. Titel mit Stempelrasur). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Arciducatu de Austria

      Artist: Rossi Giacomo Giovanni ( - 1691) Rome; issued in: ; date: ca 1684 1627 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Some restoration at lower centerfold; - size (in cm): 40 x 55; - description: Map shows total Austria; -vita of the artist: Giovanni Giacomo De' Rossi was the son of the founder of the most important and active printing press of the 17th century in Rome. Begun in 1633 by his father Giuseppe (1570-1639), the press passed firstly to Giacomo and to his brother Giandomenico (1619-1653), and then later to Lorenzo Filippo (1682-?); in 1738 it became the Calcografia Camerale, from 1870 until 1945 the Regia Calcografica, and today it is known as the Calcografia Nazionale. Here are conserved, amongst many others, the plates of Giambattista Piranesi (1720-1778). Giacomo De' Rossi was the most involved of all the various family members who ran the press, and he worked between 1638 and 1691, and was to take the company to the height of its success.

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        Piano della Citta di Quebec

      Artist: Rossi Veremondo ( - 1691) Rome; issued in: Italy; date: ca 1770 1627 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 24 x 23; - description: Map shows a city map of Quebec; -vita of the artist: Giovanni Giacomo De' Rossi was the son of the founder of the most important and active printing press of the 17th century in Rome. Begun in 1633 by his father Giuseppe (1570-1639), the press passed firstly to Giacomo and to his brother Giandomenico (1619-1653), and then later to Lorenzo Filippo (1682-?); in 1738 it became the Calcografia Camerale, from 1870 until 1945 the Regia Calcografica, and today it is known as the Calcografia Nazionale. Here are conserved, amongst many others, the plates of Giambattista Piranesi (1720-1778). Giacomo De' Rossi was the most involved of all the various family members who ran the press, and he worked between 1638 and 1691, and was to take the company to the height of its success.

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        Le cose maravigliose di Roma; cioè, chiese, e luoghi pij; con la delineatione dell’edificio... Cimiterij, reliquie, corpi santi, stationi... Solennità, maritaggi... Antichità, tempij, archi, teatri, anfiteatri... La guida romana, ch’insegna a’ forastieri di trovar facilmente le sudette cose. I nomi de’ sommi pontefici, imperatori, re... Le sette famose meracviglie del mondo. Le poste principali d’Italia: & altre cose notabili. Tutte nuovamente corrette, et abbellite

      s.t. 8vo (cm. 17), 120 pp. Frontis. stampato in rosso e nero entro cornice architettonica figurata. Una ill.ne xilografica e 51 incisioni su rame n.t., di cui la Basilica di San Pietro a doppia pagina (legato con) Palladio Andrea, Le antichità dell’alma città di Roma..., in Roma, Per Andrea Fei, l’Anno del Giubileo 1650. Terzo de’ Giubilei delle sue Impressioni. Con licenza de’ Superiori. Ad instanza de Antonio Maria Gioiosi all’Insegna del Morion d’oro, 48 pp. (per errore del legatore le pp. 17-18 sono posposte a p. 30). Graziosa vignetta con la lupa capitolina al frontis. e 17 ill.ni xilografiche n.t. Legatura settecentesca in pergamena rigida con titolo oro su tassello dipinto al ds. Antica firmetta e minuscolo timbro ex libris al frontis. della prima opera. Traccia di un insignificante e ben lontano dal testo percorso di tarlo al margine esterno di 5 carte. Poche ingialliture sparse. Nel complesso, esemplare genuino ed in bello stato di conservazione. Prima opera pubblicata con ogni certezza tra il 1627 (data indicata a p. 68 in cui viene citata la stampa dell’Itinerario di Giovanni Enrico) e il 1644 poiché la Cronologia dei Pontefici si arresta al 1644 con la fine del papato di Urbano VIII. Nel nostro esemplare quest’ultima cronologia prosegue - anticamente ms. su tassello cartaceo - fino al 1758, anno di elezione al soglio di Clemente XIII. Edizione censita da ICCU in due sole bibl. italiane. Cicognara, 3689. Rossetti (G-708) cita una diversa edizione (con indicazione della data 1640 e del nome del tipografo) con stesso titolo e identica collazione. Non in Olschki. Per la seconda opera: cfr. Rossetti, G-759 e Cicognara, 3814; Due rare guide della città di Roma, legate in un volume, con numerose e splendide illustrazioni sia calcografiche che xilografiche.

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        Archidipno, overo dell'insalata, e dell'uso di essa. Trattato nuovo, curioso, e non mai più dato in luce

      4to (200x142 mm); contemporary flexible vellum, ink title along spine; (16), 426 [recte 436], (4, of which the last 2 are blank) pp. Coat-of-arms of Colantoni family engraved on the title-page. On the front flyleaf a contemporary note says: "Si quem alicui detrahentem audieris, procul fugiens / dimitte eu[m], ut serpente[m]. Dr. Hier.s de murmutat.e fugienda / e cosi terrai a core quest'Autore". Ownership's inscription on the title-page inked out. Contemporary underlining and annotations in the margin. Some foxing and browning, but a very fresh and genuine copy in its first binding.FIRST EDITION of the first monograph on salad. In sixty-eight chapters it deals with all kinds of salads and many vegetables, discussing a great number of recipes and dressings. The book is also a mine of medical, botanical and historical information, as well as anecdotes and detailed news on the eating habits of the nobles of the time.The work is accompanied by an index of ancient and modern sources: A. Petronio, A. Mizauld, Avicenna, Aristotle, G. Cardano, Galen, G. Mercurial, Homer, Plutarch, Hippocrates, M.A. Brasavola, Pliny, Apicius, etc. The sixty-eight chapters are grouped into sections that follow a precise 'Aristotelian' logic order: definition, composition and purpose of the main subject of the book (chaps. 1-4); condiments (chaps. 5-14); salad ingredients (chaps. 15-62), divided into roots and bulbs (chaps. 16-25), sprouts (chaps. 26-29), leaves (chaps. 30-53 ), beans (chaps. 54-55), flowers (chaps. 56-57), fruits (chaps. 58-60), and mixed salads (chaps. 61-62); dietary suggestions of various kinds related to salad and vegetables (chaps. 63-68).Each entry repeats the logical structure of the treaty and includes for each ingredient definition, organoleptic characteristics, geographical distribution, different local names, methods of cultivation, varieties, different uses in the salad, medical and dietary benefits. In particular, it specifies whether an ingredient can be defined 'hot' or 'cold according to the Hippocratic criteria, whether it is digestible or not, increase or moderate the effects of wine, stimulate the appetite, diuresis and sexual libido. The selection of the ingredients discussed is mainly made on the basis of their notoriety and accessibility: Massonio deliberately avoids treating rare, little known or indigestible vegetables.The author remarks that salad is different from other foods as it is a composite and not a simple aliment, and its aim is not that of satiating rather that of stimulating the appetite; by this virtue salad can be considered as a specific food to human beings only (chap. 1).The condiments treated by the author include traditional ones, such as vinegar (chap. 6), oil (chap. 7), and salt (chap. 8): essential elements from which salad (in Latin, 'acetarium') derives its original name (chap. 9). But Massonio also quotes lesser-known and less used condiments, like 'garum', the famous sauce in use among the ancient Romans made of macerated fish guts, compared by the author to caviar (chap. 10); 'sapa' or cooked must (chap. 11); pepper, the "most noble", but involving several side effects (chap. 12); lemon and orange juice (chap. 13); and finally garlic with its remarkable healthy effects, except for the breath (chap. 14).Among the roots, Massonio lists carrot and parsnip, which he recommends cooked (chap. 16), red beet (chap. 17), buttercup (chap. 18), turnip (chap. 21), and onion (chap. 22), just to mention a few. After this series, Massonio discusses the bulbs and roots (chap. 23), like the truffle (chap. 24) and the horseradish (chap. 25). As for the shoots (chap. 26), he examines the hops (chap. 27), the asparagus (chap. 28), and the fennel (chap. 29).The largest section of the treaty is obviously the one devoted to the "leaves" (chap. 30), the main ingredient of salads. Priority is quite understandably given to lettuce (Chap. 31), both raw and boiled; then Massonio deals with endive and chicory (chap. 32), arugula (chap. 33), valerian (chap. 34), nasturtium (chap. 35), borage (chap. 36), sorrel (chap. 37), lemon balm (chap. 38), watercress (chap. 39), chervil (chap. 42), burnet (chap. 43), tarragon (chap. 44), star grass (chap. 45), calendula (chap. 46), basil (chap. 49), beans (chap. 50), cabbage (chap. 53), just to mention a few. After that are discussed beans and peas (chaps. 54-55), saffron (chap. 56), rosemary (chap. 57), pumpkins (chap. 58), capers (chap. 59), and cucumbers (chap. 60). A separate section is devoted to mixed salads, the so-called 'misticanze'.The last part of the book gives dietary suggestions. Massonio recommends "not having salad at the end of the dinner" (chap. 63); it should rather be eaten as an appetizer and the food should be taken immediately afterwards, without waiting (chap. 66). Nor is it appropriate to drink wine or water after eating salad, as it undermines its positive effects. The author then strongly advises against drinking wine after eating: a habit that prevents a good digestion. Massonio concludes that even salad is not always salutary and its use should be evaluated according to temperament, health and age (chap. 65). The final chapter contains "useful warnings" on salad (chap. 68) (cf. S. Ferrero, Introduzione, in: "Archidipno, ovvero dell'insalata e dell'uso di essa di Salvatore Massonio", M. Paleari Henssler & C.S. Ferrero, eds., Milan, 1990, pp. I-XXX).Massonio was a poet, a historian and a physician. He published dramas and poems as well as a history of L'Aquila, his hometown (Dialogo dell'origine della città dell'Aquila, L'Aquila, 1594). He was a member of the Accademia dei Velati of L'Aquila with the name of 'Avviluppato'.Catalogo unico, IT\ICCU\UFIE\000648; C. Benporat, Cucina e convivialità italiana del Cinquecento, Florence, 2007, p. 240; K. Bitting, Gastronomic bibliography, San Francisco, 1939, p. 315; B.IN.G., no. 1266; W.R. Cagle, A matter of taste, New York, 1990, 1160; P. Krivatsy, A Catalogue of Seventeenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, 1989, no. 7547; A.L. Simon, Bibliotheca gastronomica, London, 1953, no. 1023; G. Vicaire, Bibliographie gastronomique, Paris, 1890, col. 577; Wellcome Library, no. 4118; R. Westbury, Handlist of Italian Cookery Books, Florence, 1963, p. 146.

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        Tabulae anatomicae LXXIIX (with 2 other works)

      Venice: Deuchinum, 1627. Casserio, Giulio (1561?-1616) Tabulae anatomicae LXXIIX . . . Daniel Bucretius [1600?-1631] . . . XX . . . addidit [by Francesco Valesio (1560-1648?) after Odoardo Fialetti (1572-1638)]. Folio. [3] 97ff. Engraved title-page, 97 full-page text engravings. Venice: apud Evangelistam Deuchinum, 1627. With: Spiegel, Adriaan van der (1578-1625). De humani corporis fabrica libri decem . . . Engraved title, [10], 328 (i.e., 330), [12]pp., plus final blank. Venice: apud Evangelistam Deuchinum, 1627. Bound with: Spiegel. De formato fœtu liber singularis ćneis figuris exornatus . . . Padua: Apud Io. Bap. de Martinis, & Livium Pasquatum, [1626]. [8], 104pp. 9 engraved plates. Together 3 works in 1, folio. 383 x 265 mm. 18th century quarter calf gilt, vellum boards (vellum reused from an earlier binding), light wear, front cover a bit warped. Plate in De formato fœtu repaired, some marginal dampstaining on last several leaves, upper corners of first few leaves worn, but very good. Rare First Edition of the first original series of anatomical illustrations since Vesalius, Estienne, and Eustachio. Casserio and Spiegel both studied under Fabricius ab Aquapendente at the University of Padua. Both worked closely with their teacher for many years, and in 1608 Casserio succeeded Fabrici in Padua's chair of surgery and anatomy, which passed in turn to Spiegel upon Casserio's death. Casserio had been working since before 1600 on a fully-illustrated anatomical treatise; however, he did not live to finish it, leaving upon his death 86 engraved plates but no text. His successor Spiegel wrote an unillustrated treatise on anatomy that remained unpublished during his lifetime; in his will, he appointed Daniel Bucretius (né Rindfleisch) to see the work into print. To illustrate Spiegel's treatise, Bucretius obtained 77 of Casserio's original 86 anatomical plates from his heirs, and commissioned 20 more by the same artists to complete the series; the remaining 9 plates left by Casserio were used to illustrate Spiegel's De formato fœtu. "In the complete series, the largest number of plates, forty-three-and these perhaps the most memorable-are to be found in Liber IV, on the muscles. There are also interesting illustrations on the genito-urinary system in Liber VIII and on the brain in Liber X-one of these, showing the arterial circle at the brain, predates the Willis-Wren illustration [from Willis's Cerebri anatome (1664)] . . . Except for those few plates which were derived from Vesalius, the anatomists-Casserio first and Bucretius later-had reconsidered ways of presenting human anatomy. In doing so they produced the first original series of illustrations of the anatomy of the human body since Vesalius, Estienne and Eustachio" (Roberts & Tomlinson, The Fabric of the Body, pp. 262-63; see also pp. 259-61). Odoardo Fialetti, the artist who drew Casserio's and Bucretius's anatomical illustrations, was a pupil of Tintoretto and himself the author of a manual of anatomy for artists. Though a number of copies exist in institutions this work is surprisingly scarce on the market. The Ingenious Machine of Nature, pp. 167-68. Garrison-Morton.com 381.

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        Galeatii Landrinii ferrariensis Problemata ad sanitatem, & ægritudinem, vitæ brevitatem, ac longitudinem, necnon hominis vitam ipsam, & mortem spectantia, numero LV

      ex Typographia Francisci Succij, Ferrara 1627 - In-4 (200x150 mm.), pp. (8), 19, (1). Segnatura: [ast]4; A4;C6. Frontespizio racchiuso entro cornice architettonica con figure allegoriche. Ex libris manoscritto in corrispondenza del taglio di testa. Iniziali xilografiche. Legatura in cartonato rustico modernamente adattato. Edizione originale e unica di opera che si svolge su 55 punti posti come questionario intorno alla vita e alla morte, alla salute e alla malattia, alla brevità o longevità dell'esistenza (con riferimenti ai principi opposti di magrezza e pinguedene, attività e ozio, umido e secco, caldo e freddo, vino e acqua, ect.). Il Landrini, nato a Ferrara intorno al cadere del secolo XVI e ivi morto nel 1633, fu medico e filosofo assai noto al suo secolo. Bibliografia: Bruni-Evans, 3496. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        De lactibus sive lacteis venis quarto vasorum mesaraicorum genere novo invento Gasparis Asellii Cremon.is anatomici Ticinensis dissertatio...

      4to (218x176 mm). Collation: †4 2†4 A-K4 3†4. (16) pp., including the title-page and the author's portrait engraved by Cesare Bassano (1583-ca. 1648), 79, (9) pp. With also IV woodcut folding plates printed in black, dark red and light red, usually attributed to Cesare Bassano and Domenico Falcini. Contemporary stiff vellum, ink title on spine (lower corners and lower edge of the panels worn and rubbed, few worm holes on the spine, otherwise very well preserved). Insignificant small stain in the upper margin of the title-page, skillfully repaired wormholes on the back pastedown and flyleaves, one of which also affects the final plate, old reinforcing strips on the verso of some plates along the folding, otherwise a beautiful and very genuine copy in its original binding.Provenance: On the front flyleaf recto two ownership's inscriptions: "Ex libris Doctoris Joseph Peregi Phisici Colleg. Mantuae 1651" (also repeated on the back flyleaf recto) and "Musei Aloysii Francisci Castellani Phil. et Med. Doct. 1752".The second inscription refers to the important physician Luigi Francesco Castellani (1727-1794). Born in Sermide (near Mantua), Castellani graduated in medicine at the University of Ferrara in 1746. He practiced for a few years in Ferrara and Bologna, before moving back to Mantua in 1563. Later he became deputy head of the local hospital and was the first physician in the Mantua province to practice the inoculation of smallpox and to support its validity in letters to his correspondents (Dissertazione epistolare sulla inoculazione del vaiuolo, Milan, 1765). In 1767 Castellani was admitted in the Mantua colony of Arcadia with the name of Acasto Acarnanio. He wrote several papers for the academy and in 1767 published a short biography of Antonio Brasavola (De vita Ant. Musae Brasavolae Commentarius historico-medico-criticus). In his scientific papers he wrote about the unhealthiness of rice fields and the non-contagious nature of pulmonary tuberculosis. This thesis (Sulla insussistenza del contagio tisico. Dissertazione, Mantua, 1777) raised a lot of criticism, in particular from the physicians L. Targioni and H. Maret. Castellani was later appointed head of the Mantua hospital and personal physician of the Duchess of Modena, Maria Teresa Cibo Malaspina. In 1781 he also started teaching medicine at the renewed Gymnasium of Mantua. He died in Mantua in 1794. Nothing is known about Castellani's collection of books and objects, that must have been cospicuous if he called it "museum" (cf. U. Baldini, Castellani, Luigi Francesco, in: "Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani", XXI, 1978, s.v.).VERY RARE FIRST EDITION, published posthumously by Alessandro Tadini and Ludovico Settala and by them dedicated to the Senate of Milan, of the first scientific study of the lymphatic system and the first book with anatomical illustrations printed in color.In the book Aselli refers the experimental researches that led him to discover the lacteals, that is the lymphatic vessels of the small intestine that absorb the digested fats and control their entry into the lymphatic system.Gaspare Aselli, born in Cremona, studied medicine at Pavia. After moving to Milan, he exercised anatomy and surgery and in 1624 obtained the chair of anatomy at the University of Pavia. He died in Milan in 1625."Among the last to continue the preeminent northern Italian traditions of anatomy and physiology, Aselli studied medicine at the University of Padua with Giambattista Carcano Leone, himself a pupil of Gabriele Falloppio. He subsequently obtained a position with the Spanish army in Milan that allowed him sufficient leisure for research. The context in which Aselli studied and experimented was one of considerable intellectual excitement, and although he died young, he was nonetheless able to make some important contributions to the history of medicine. In 1622, while performing vivisection on a dog, Aselli chanced upon the lacteal vessels, which had gone virtually unnoticed since Galen and Erasistratus reported their documentation by Hippocrates and Aristotle. Aselli's achievement was not only to have 're­discovered' these vessels but to have clarified their nature and function. However, Aselli's De lactibus sive lacteis venis is important also as a landmark in the history of anatomical illustration: it may well be the first publication to use colored illustrations in the service of scientific clarity. The four chiaroscuro woodcut charts that accompany the text use color - black, dark red, light red, and the natural white of the paper - to distinguish more precisely the different types of vessels from one another. Although De lactibus sive lacteis venis probably had no influence on Harvey, its findings were confirmed later in the seventeenth century by such anatomists as Nicolaas Tulp, Guerner Rolfinck, and Johann Vesling. Aselli's work also significantly influenced Jean Pecquet's vascular researches. The color-printed woodcuts illustrating the first edition of De lactibus sive lacteis venis have been attributed to Caesare Bassano, who engraved the title and the portrait of Aselli for this edition and who was also a wood-engraver, or to Bassano's associate Domenico Falcini. Preparatory drawings and proofs for the plates are preserved at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Aselli's work was reprinted in Basel in 1628, in Leiden in 1640, and in Amsterdam in 1645 (the last in Adriaan van de Spiegel's Opera quae extant omnia). In all of these later editions, the illustrations were reduced in size and printed in black only from copperplate engravings" (H.F. Norman, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, New York, The Grolier Club, 1995, no. 26).The book is extremely rare on the market. Only three copies sold at auction over the past fifty years: Sotheby's 1992; the Haskell Norman copy 1998; Evans-Friedman copy 2001.G. Aselli, De lactibus sive lacteis venis nono invento Gasparis Asellii, P. Franceschini, ed., Milan, 1972 (facsimile reprint of the first Milan 1627 edition); Norman, 76; Heirs of Hippocrates, 453; Lilly Library, Notable Medical Books, 61.

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        A Relation of a Journey begun An: Dom: 1610. Foure Bookes. Containing a description of the Turkish Empire, of AEgypt, of the Holy Land, of the Remote parts of Italy, and Ilands adioyning

      London: Printed [by Thomas Cotes] for Ro: Allot, 1627. Third Edition of the definitive English Renaissance work of travel to the Middle East, and one of the finest illustrated travel books of the first half of the 17th century. Folio: [4],309,[3]pp, complete with engraved architectural title by Francisco Delaram, double-page map of the eastern Mediterranean with full margins (often found trimmed), folding panorama of the Grand Seraglio (often wanting; added to fill a blank spot on D4v.), and 47 text engravings (several full-page) depicting views, buildings, and monuments throughout Italy and the Middle East (including the sphinx, the pyramids, the Nile River, Constantinople, and Jerusalem). Andrew Edge, his 18th-century ownership signature on front fly leaf. Seventeenth-Century English speckled calf, neatly rebacked, with original gilt-decorated spine laid down; spine in compartments divided by gilt-ruled raised bands, original red morocco lettering piece gilt. Occasional stains and toning to text; plates pristine, in deep, rich impressions; handsome contemporary binding. Cox I, 206. Graesse VI, p. 264. Blackmer Library 297 (referencing 2nd ed.). Bowers & Davis (Sandys) 1c. Lowndes IV 2189 ("distinguished by erudtion, sagacity, and a love of truth"). Reprint of the Second Edition (1621), correcting the errata. In 1610, Sandys spent a year in Turkey, Palestine and Egypt. His observations, including excerpts on Sicily "Queen of the Mediterranean islands") and Malta, first appeared in print in 1615, and were soon regarded as a special authority on the Levant. Jonathan Haynes (The Humanist as Traveler) calls Sandys's work the "most literary of English Renaissance travel books. . . . The polish of its prose, the poetic translations with which it is studded, and the erudition with which it sometimes bristles are easy enough to notice. (p. 40) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Near Fine+.

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        Proscenium vitae humanae sive emblematum secularium iucundissima and artificiosissima varietate vitae humanae and seculi huius depravati mores ac studio perversissima adumbrantiumFrankfurt Wilhelm Fitzer

      Fine engraved title with nine circular figures and two small white shields left blank, 73 engraved emblems by Johann Theodor de Bry partly after Brueghel the Elder, of which 72 numbered. 4to. 18th century polished calf, triple gilt fillets on covers, flat gilt spine (upper cover joint restored, spine and corners rubbed).

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