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        Opuscula medica. Utili, iocundaque rerum varietate referta ... cura & studio Henrici Gras.

      Lyon, P. Ravaud, 1627.. Klein-4°. 11 n.n. Bl., 731 S., 16 n.n. Bl. Mit Holzschnitt-Titelvignette. Pergamentband der Zeit.. Hirsch-H. IV, 718. - Krivatsy 9376 (inkomplett). - Erste Ausgabe. - Enthält "Patholgiae universalis". - "Tractatus de morbis puerorum". - "Tractatus de morbsi virginum". - "Tractatus de morbis senum". - Ranchin (ca. 1565 - 1641) war Consul in Montpellier während des Pestzuges von 1629 und 1630. Er hat mit seinem privaten Vermögen das anatomische Theater, das G. Rondelet bauen liess, restauriert. - Titel gebräunt. Die ersten 50 Blatt mit Wasserrand. Ohne den fliegenden vorderen Vorsatz. Seite 557/8 am oberen Rand mit alt angesetztem Papierstreifen, dadurch ca. 2 Zeilen Textverlust.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Thierstein]
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        Acta Publica: Das ist, Der Römischen Keyserlichen Majestät, Matthiae, .., und der jetzo Regierender Keys. Majestät Ferdinandi Secundi, .. Reichshandlung, Von Ursachen deß Teutschen Kriegs, weyland Keysers Matthiae und Ferdinandi II wider die Böhmen, Hungarn, und andere Ständt deß Reichs und sonsten, von Anno 1617 biß auff das 1629. Jahr, sieghafft geführt - Ander Theil .. = 2 Bände.

      Frankfurt, Schönwetter, 1627-1630.. 1 Blatt, gestochener Titel von 1629, Drucktitel von 1627, verso Porträtkupfer, 7 blattgroße Porträtkupferstiche, 40 Blatt, 1578 Seiten (es fehlen 2 Textblätter); 1 Blatt, gestochener Titel von 1630, 1 Blatt, 1434 Seiten. 35,5 x 22 cm, Pergament der Zeit mit reicher Blindprägung sowie schwarzgeprägten Wappensupralibros mit Jahreszahl 1638 auf allen Deckeln.. Die beiden ersten Bände der Sammlung von Verträgen und Streitschriften zur Niederschlagung des böhmischen und ungarischen Aufstandes. In wunderschönen geprägten Pergamentbänden. - Innen meist gebräunt, die Kupfer kaum betroffen. Die Schließbänder defekt. Die prachtvollen Einbände wenig fleckig. Sehr schönes zeitgenössisches Ensemble.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun]
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        Sacrorum Bibliorum Concordantiae Per Gasparem De Zamora Hispalensem E Societate Jesuiesu

      Apud Haeredem Bartholomaei Zannetti, Rom 1627. Erstausgabe Goldgeprägter Lederband Sehr Ordentlich. Text Latein. Trotz merklicher Altersspuren beeindruckender alter geprägter Original-Ledereinband mit guter Bindung auf 5 Bünden. Der Bund Kapital teilweise verloren, Kapitalband leicht verletzt. Geprägter Rückentitel farbunterlegt, Front- und Rückendeckel mit schöner Blindprägung. Abrieb und Läsuren Ecken, Schiebe-/Front-Kanten, kleine Verfärbungen, insgesamt aber sehr solide, eine sehr angenehme Patina. Buchblock weitestgehend unversehrt. 2 Vorsatzblätter mit kleinem, diskretem, altem Bibliotheksstempel, Schmutztitel, Titelblatt mit großer gestochener Vignette, Rotschwarzdruck, kleine Marginalie aus alter Hand auf Titelblatt, 4 Blätter mit häßlichem, vom Kopfschnitt einlaufenden Randflecken (nicht bis Text), insgesamt vom Kopfschnitt her etwas randfleckig. Ansonsten weitestgehend durchgehend sauber, mit Kopfvignetten und ornamentalisierten Initialen, 1142 Seiten vierspaltig, auf gutem Papier, praktisch stockfleckenfrei, gedruckt, + "Concordantiae Partium Invariabilium" 204 vierspaltige Seiten. Ein Prachtwerk in noch sehr ordentlichem Zustand. A real antiquarian concordance, solidly bound, hardly any foxing, slightly stained on the first pages, hardly on the text, wonderful patina, altogether good condition. 4.6 Kg. 26,5 x 34,5 Cm.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clement]
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        Helvetiorum respublica diversorum autorem quorum nonnulli nunc primum in lucem prodeunt.

      Leiden Elzevir 1627. Second edition 24mo. pp. 535, [17]. Engraved title page. Bound in period vellum. Pages are very clean and crisp. Small ink spot on outer fore-edge of book block; bibliographical note written in an early hand on front blank free fly leaf. Part of Elzevir's republic series. Contains a collection of writings on Switzerland relating to history, geography, travel etc., including Josias Simmler's "De Republica Helvetiorum libri duo" (first published 1576), a work by Daniel L'Ermite, and three other works. Three editions were published in 1627. This is the 2nd edition with fleurions on p. 4 and p. 535. [Willems 278; Berghman 1763; Rahir 242]. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books]
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        'Eigentliche Abbildung der newen Fahrt, welche auß dem Rhein, unter Rheinberck biß in die Maeß, unter Venlo angefangen, und bereit biß an die Stadt Geldern, sampt 11. Forten fertig ist.':.

      . kolorierter Kupferstich aus Hogenbergs Geschichtsblätter, 1627, 27,5 x 30,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Pistor-Smeets, Die Fossa Eugenina, 3.3.2; Hellwig, Franz Hogenberg - Abraham Hogenberg. Geschichtsblätter, Nr. 460. - Sehr seltene Karte des Kanals von Rheinberg über Geldern bis Venlo (Fossa Eugeniana). - Oben links Rollwerkskartusche. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste. - Unter dem Blatt dreispaltiger Typentext in deutscher Sprache. - Seltener Einblattdruck!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        The Kingdome of Persia with the Chief Cities & Habites.

      . Handcoloured engraved map. London 1627. 39 x 51 cm. The map was engraved by Abraham Goos for John Speed s Prospect Of The Most Famous Parts Of The World - the first world atlas produced by an Englishman. Like most Speed's maps, it is enlivened by wonderful borders of figures in Persian dress and city views. The English text on the verso has a description of the Persia and its history..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Annales. Oder Gründliche Beschreibung der fürnembsten geschichten unnd Thaten, welche sich in gantzer Helvetia... sonderlich seither erbawung der Loblichen Statt Bern... biß auff das 1627. Jahr... verlauffen. (Der erste Theil); (Der ander Theil): Chronicon. Oder Gründtliche Beschreibung der denckwürdigesten sachen unnd thaten... (2 Teile in 1 Band).

      Bern, o. Vlg., 1627/26. 4, Titel in Rot u. Schwarz, 9 Bl., 672 S., 10 Bl. (Register); 4 Bl., 580 S., 9 Bl. (Register), Ldr.-Bd. m. 3 echten Bünden des 18. Jhts., goldgeprägter Rückentitel, Deckel berieben, oberes u. unteres u. Kapitale stark berieben, Kaptalband lose. Innen stellenweise finger- oder stockfleckig, teilweise etwas wasserändig, einge Marginalien von alte Hand. Preis in CHF: 880. Haller IV, 443. - Lonchamp 1801. - Erste Ausgabe. - 1631 erschien ein Anhang mit Nachträgen bis 1630. Die Chronik, beginnend mit der Beschreibung des Burgundischen Reiches und der Gründung von Bern, behandelt hauptsächlich das 16. Jahrhundert, v.a. die Schweizer Reformationsgeschichte und ist "ungeachtet ihres allgemeinen Titels vorzüglich eine Berner Chronik" (Haller). Stettler, Michael (1580 Bern- 1642), Ausbildung zum Notar in Genf oder Lausanne. 1605 Chor- und Ehegerichtsschreiber in Bern, 1606 Mitglied des Gr. Rats, 1610 Deutschseckelmeister, 1616-22 Landvogt von Oron und 1627-29 von St. Johannsen, 1629-42 Oberlehenskommissär der sog. welschen Lande. Ohne grosse Begabung verfasste S. als junger Mann Lobgedichte und u.a. ein Drama in 33 Akten ("Vom Ursprung löbl. Eidsgenossenschaft" 1605). Dann wandte er sich der Historiografie zu, sammelte Stoff, indem er Akten abschrieb, namentlich aber die noch ungedruckten früheren Chronisten Berns. 1614 übergab er dem Rat eine dreibändige, die Zeit von 1526 bis 1610 abdeckende Geschichte der Stadt, die er überarbeitete und zu einem zehnbändigen Werk erweiterte. Auf Wunsch der Burgerschaft wurde 1626 eine zweibändige Geschichte publiziert, die 1631 um einen Anhang erweitert und von der Obrigkeit zensuriert unter dem Titel "Schweitzer-Chronic" erschien. Das Werk ist von einem starken Glauben an den "allregierenden Gott" geprägt, der jedes Geschehen leitet und im Diesseits und Jenseits das Gericht vollzieht. Der Autor mass der Geschichte einen hohen Wert bei, denn aus ihr könnten die Regierenden Verhaltensmassregeln für die Gegenwart ableiten und Richtlinien für die Zukunft gewinnen. Die Aristokratie stellte für S. den goldenen Mittelweg zwischen Monarchie und Demokratie dar.(HLS, Edgar Bonjour).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Brief mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift

      o.O., o.J. [Braga, 1627-1635]. Portugiesische Handschrift auf Papier, 1 S. auf 1 Bl., c. 31 × 21 cm, Falt- und Knickstellen, altersgebräunt, kleineres Loch durch Tintenfraß. Als Erzbischof von Braga an die Äbtissin des Klosters Nossa Senhora dos Remedios de Braga, der er auf zwei briefliche Anfragen in den Angelegenheiten von Gaspar Colasso, Jeronimo da Cunha, Elena de Azevedo und Ana da Silva Rat und Weisung erteilt.Das Dokument ist ohne Ortsangabe und nicht datiert; da Rodrigo jedoch als "R[odrigo] Arceb[is]po Primaz" signiert, was sich auf die Primatialstellung des Erzbischof von Braga bezieht und die Empfängerin des Briefes dem Erzbischof von Braga unterstand, ist das Dokument ohne jeden Zweifel in Rodrigos Pontifikatszeit zu Braga, d.h. 1627 bis 1635 zu datieren. - Rodrigo da Cunha (1577-1643). Nach seinem Studium des Kirchenrechts in Coimbra wurde der hochbegabte Cunha Inquisitor in Lissabon, danach Bischof von Portalegre (1615-1618), Porto (1618-1626), Erzbischof von Braga (1626-1634) und schließlich Erzbischof von Lissabon (1635-1642). Cunha war ein wichtiger Kirchenreformer und einer der bedeutendsten Verfechter der portugiesischen Unabhängigkeit gegenüber den spanischen Annexionsbestrebungen. Nach wie vor bedeutend sind seine Arbeiten zur portugiesischen Kirchengeschichte; insbesondere seine 'Historia Eclesiastica de Lisboa' (1642) ist aufgrund des dramatischen Quellenverlusts durch das verheerende Erdbeben von Lissabon (1755) ein unverzichtbares Grundlagenwerk geblieben. ***** Very rare Autograph of the Historian of the portuguese archdioceses Braga and Lisbon: Rodrigo da Cunha (1577-1643), Archbishop of Braga and Lisbon, letter with autograph signature, s.l. et a. [Braga, 1627-1635]. Portuguese manuscript on paper, 1 p. on 1 l., c. 31 × 21 cm, some folding creases, age toning, small hole due to ink corrosion. - As Archbishop of Braga to the Abbess of the monastery Nossa Senhora dos Remedios de Braga, to whom he gives advice and instruction concerning the cases of Gaspar Colasso, Jeronimo da Cunha, Elena de Azevedo and Ana da Silva. The document has no date or place. However, Rodrigo signs as "R[odrigo] Arceb[is]po Primaz", which refers to the primatial position of the Archbishop of Braga, and, furthermore, the recipient of the letter was subject to the archbishop of Braga. It may, therefore, be safely presumed that the document dates from the time of Rodrigo's pontificate at Braga, i.e. 1627-1635. Rodrigo da Cunha (1577-1643). After his studies of Canon Law at Coimbra, Cunha became Inquisitor of Lisbon and thereafter, successively, bishop of Portalegre (1615-1618), bishop of Porto (1618-1626), archbishop of Braga (1626-1634) and, eventually, archbishop of Lisbon (1635-1642). Cunha was a distinguished church reformer and one of the foremost defenders of the portuguese freedom from spanish oppression. His works on portuguese ecclesiastical history were groundbreaking and remain important, particularly the 'Historia Eclesiastica de Lisboa' (1642), which, in the face of the dramatic loss of historical sources due to the devastating earthquake of Lisbon (1755) continues to be essential for the historiography of the portuguese Capital.***** Autografo muito raro do historiador das arquidioceses de Braga e Lisboa: Rodrigo da Cunha (1577-1643), arcebispo de Braga e Lisboa, carta com assinatura autografa, s.l. et a. [Braga, 1627-1635]. Manuscrito portugues sobre papel, 1 p., 1 f., c. 31 × 21 cm, algumas rugas, pequeno buraco devido a corrosao por tinta ferrogalica. - Como arcebispo de Braga a Abadessa do mosteiro Nossa Senhora dos Remedios de Braga, dando conselhos e ordens no que diz respeito aos casos de Gaspar Colasso, Jeronimo da Cunha, Elena de Azevedo e Ana da Silva. O documento nao tem data nem lugar. Rodrigo assina, no entanto, como "R[odrigo] Arceb[is]po Primaz", referindo-se a posicao primacial do arcebispo de Braga. Alem disso, a destinataria da carta era sujeita ao arcebispo de Braga. De tudo isto se infere que o documento data do pontificado de Rodrigo em Braga, quer dizer de 1627-1635. - Rodrigo da Cunha (1577-1643). Apos seus estudos de Direito Canonico na Universidade de Coimbra, Cunha foi Inquisidor em Lisboa, e depois bispo de Portalegre (1615-1618), do Porto (1618-1626), arcebispo de Braga (1626-1634) e, finalmente, arcebispo de Lisboa (1635-1642). Cunha distinguiu-se como reformador da Igreja e como um dos principais defensores da liberdade portuguesa e da luta contra a opressao espanhola. As suas obras sobre a historia eclesiastica portuguesa continuam a ser essenciais, particularmente a 'Historia Eclesiastica de Lisboa' (1642), que, em face a perda dramatica das fontes historicas, devido ao teremoto de Lisboa (1755) constitui, ainda hoje, uma base importante para a historiografia da capital portuguesa.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat manuscryptum - Dr. In]
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        Aurora Concionatorum Hoc est Conceptus Siue Discursus Tripartiti ad Sensum Speculatinum moralem et litteralem ad Singulas Dominicas Ordinati Nunc Variis Figuris Theologicis et Hiystoricis ex politi et in Tres partes diuisi Auctore R:P:F: Iohannis Andrae Coppensteinni Ordinis praedicatorum + Discursus reales In Dominicas ab septuagesima ad pascha. Pars tertia Verna superiorum permissu. Autore F. Ioanne Andrea Coppensteinio Manda. 2 Werke in einem Band. Mit gestochenem Titelbild u. -vignette

      Francofurti/Moguntiae Apud Ioann: Godefredum Schönwetterum, 1627 & 1643,. OPGmt.der Zeit auf Holzdecken mit einer überlieferten Befestigungsschelle; [2], 9 - 680 S.; [5], 751 S., lex. 4°. Schöner Einband auf 4 Bünde gebunden; Pappschildchen auf Rücken eingeklebt. Manche Zierleisten im Text; zweispaltiger Text. Vorsatzplatz u. Vorsatz mit handschriftlichen Besitzerszuschriften versehen. Einband gering berieben u. bestossen. Zweite Befestigungschelle leider fehlt. Bindung minimal gelockert. Seiten durchlaufend etwas altersgebräunt u. stellenweise wenig wurmfraßspurig; beide Decken auch etwas wurmfraßspurig. Ansonst in gutem Zustand. Sehr gut erhalten. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. Please notify beforehand, if you want to visit us and see a specific book. Unser ZVAB-Bücher-Bestand befindet sich in unserem Lager am Stadtrand Prags, nicht in unserem Geschäft. Bitte, teilen Sie uns vorher mit wenn Sie uns besuchen möchten und bestimmtes Buch auswählen wollten *.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
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        Milano/Mediolani-LAW- Garoni, Angelo Stefano,1627-40

      Milano/Mediolani-LAW- Garoni, ,. Milano/Mediolani-LAW- Garoni, Angelo Stefano,1627-40: 1. Observationes in Constitutiones Dominii Mediolanensis. Auct. A.A.Garono. Eas compluribus Decisionibus Senatus Mediol. et aliorum supremorum Tribunlium totius Europae comprobatas comperiet lector. X, 103 pp.. (3 editions published in 1627 in Latin and held in 3 libraries worldwide), bound with 2. Angeli Stephani Garoni...Commentaria in Tit. de iur. & priuil. fis. constit. status Mediolani. XVII, 191 pp. (1 edition published in 1629 in latin and held by 2 libraries worldwide), bound with 3. Angeli Stephani Garoni Ticinensis commentaria in tit. de Accusat. & Denuntiat. Constit. Status Mediolani. Mediolani 1637, II, 67 pp., IV, bound with 4. Angeli Stephani Garoni... Commentaria in tit. de meretricibus, et lenonibus constit. Mediol. lib. IV. tit. XV. IV, 32 pp. (2 editions published in 1638 in Latin and held by 2 libraries worldwide), bound with 5. Angeli Stephani Garoni i.c. Ticinensis Commentaria in tit. deoneribus Nou. Const. Mediol. Lib. IV. tit. IX., Mediolani 1632, 128 pp., II., bound with 6. Angeli Stephani Garoni I.c. Ticinensis commentaria in tit de Poenis no const. status Mediol. Lib. IV. Tit. VI. VIII, 248 pp. (2 editions published in 1640 in Latin and held by 2 libraries worldwide). 4°, 26x21 cm., original vellum binding, little brownish. VERY SCARCE LAWBOOK OF MILANO NOT FOUND IN THE WEB! Please ask for more informations/pictures: Riedel-Petra@gmx.de.

      [Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat]
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        Resolutions politiques et Maximes d'Estat : du Sr Jean de Marnix, Baron de Potes, &c.

      Rouen, Jean Cailloüe, 1627.. In-8, plein velin ivoire de l'epoque, (1) f. de titre, (10), 467 p. Important essai de philosophie politique, donnee par Jean de Marnix, ecrivain belge (1580-1631), neveu de Philippe de Marnix de Sainte-Aldegonde. "Les 'Resolutions politiques' de J. de Marnix expriment bien les idees du temps touchant 'l'Art des Arts' : il part de l'evidence 'qu'il y a une science politique' et que cette science est la plus necessaire et la plus difficile ( ). Pour Marnix, ce n'est pas seulement le vieil art de manier le peuple, c'est aussi celui de conduire les evenements ( ). L'ultime fondement de la science politique est le libre arbitre de l'homme : l'existence de Dieu ne supprime pas la responsabilite humaine" (E. Thuau, 'Raison d'Etat et pensee politique', p. 412-413). Les implications de cette doctrine retentiront tout au long du siecle et l'oeuvre de Jean de Marnix connaitra un succes durable en Europe. Petite galerie de vers en marge des p. 463-467, avec atteinte a qqs caracteres des manchettes, qqs aureoles claires. Bon exemplaire, bien relie a l'epoque..

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hatchuel]
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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U. ("Friderichus a Logaw Nob[ilis] Sil[esius]").

      Altdorf, 19. X. 1627.. 1 S. 8vo.. "Amare volo, potiri nolo. | Laudata Virtute & politiori literatura Fulgentissimo Domino Possessori, sic adfectum benivolum innuere & honorificum sui recordationem procurare voluit". - In der Blattmitte farbige Wappengouache, unter der Unterschrift Logaus sein Wahlspruch nach Ovid: "Non est mortale quod opto" ("Es ist nicht sterblich, was ich wünsche"). - An der Universität Altdorf setzte Logau sein 1625 an der Viadrina begonnenes Studium der Rechtswissenschaft fort. - Von größter Seltenheit; das vorliegende Blatt ist das einzige auf Auktionen und im Handel der letzten Jahrzehnte nachweisbare Autograph des großen schlesischen Dichters, der in der Fruchtbringenden Gesellschaft unter dem Beinamen "der Verkleinernde" bekannt war. Am linken Rand alt montiert und nur gering fleckig, im ganzen wohlerhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Halinitro-Pyrobolia. Beschreibung einer newen Büchsenmeisterey. Gründlicher Bericht wie der Salpeter, Schwefel, Kohlen und das Pulver zu preparieren, zu probieren, auch langwierig gut zue behalten (...).

      Ulm, Jonam Saur, 1627.. 10 Blätter, 107 Seiten, 1 Blatt Halbleder. Mit gestochenem Titel und 42 (statt 44) Kupfertafeln, davon 2 gefaltet. Es fehlen die Tafeln 8 und 9. Neu in schmucklosem Halbledereinband mit marmorierten Deckeln eingebunden. Seiten mit Rotschnitt versehen. Gestochener Titel und die Tafeln teilweise bis über die Umfassung beschnitten davon wiederum wenige mit geringem Bildverlust. Gefaltete Tafel 19 mit Einriss bis ind Bild, Tafel 18 mit hinterlegten Läsuren im weißen Rand, Tafel 42 mit 2 kleinen Einschnitten. Die Tabelle war ursprünglich gefaltet und versiegelt, verso hier noch das Siegel vorhanden. Die Seiten durchweg gebräunt und sehr gering fleckig, insgesamt in einem sehr sauberen und schönen Zustand! Hier: Erste Ausgabe dieses berühmten Handbuches der Artillerie, des militärischen und des zivilen Feuerwerks. Mit zahlreichen instruktiven Illustrationen, der seltenen Tabelle, einer Erklärung der im Text gebrauchten Zeichen und wie immer mit der eigenhändigen Signatur des Autors! Voller Titel: Halinitro-Pyrobolia. Beschreibung einer newen Büchsenmeisterey. Gründlicher Bericht wie der Salpeter, Schwefel, Kohlen und das Pulver zu preparieren, zu probieren, auch langwierig gut zue behalten. Das Fewerwerck zur kurtzweil und ernst zu laboriren. Dann wie der Poeler das grobe Geschütz und der Petardo zu grobernieren. Ingleichem die Lunden bey Tag und Nachtszeiten sicherlich und ohne gesehen zu tragen etc.- Sampt einer kurzen Geometrischen Einleytung, die weite und hoehe gar gering zu erfahren. Alles aus eygener Experienza... A33b.011

      [Bookseller: Buchhaus Stern-Verlag e.K.]
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        Brief mit eigenh. U. ("Yo el Rey").

      Madrid, 26. Juli 1627.. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Folio. Mit Adresse (Faltbrief) und papiergedecktem Siegel.. In spanischer Sprache an Kaiser Ferdinand II. bezüglich der Übersendung von 300 Dukaten für den Kaiser und die Armee Tillys (lt. zeitgenössischem Dorsalvermerk in deutscher Sprache). Erwähnt den "Conde de Franquenburg" (d. i. der Gesandte Graf Franz Christoph Khevenhüller-Frankenburg, 1588-1650), den Marques de Aycona und den Herzog von Bayern. - Mit kleineren (am oberen Rand größeren) Randläsuren (dort auch stärker fleckig); stärkere Faltspuren und etwas angestaubt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Annalium Boiorum, sive veteris Germaniae libri VII

      Frankfurt, L. K? 1627.. Frankfurt, L. König 1627.. Mit Holzschnitt-Vignette auf Titel. 12 Bll., 514 S., 20 Bll. Prgt. d. Zt. Folio. 32 x 21 cm. VD 17 12:128251B ("restituta"); vgl. Wegele 261ff. - Berühmte Chronik Bayerns, 1554 erstmals gedruckt. Nach der vom Heidelberger Juristen J. Cisner (Kistner) besorgte Ausgabe von 1590. - Etwas gebräunt, Titel verso mit 2 Stempeln. Schönes Exemplar!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        "Minshaei emendatio... the guide into the tongues. With their agreement and consent with one another, as also their etymologies, that is, the reasons and derivations of all or the most part of words, in these nine languages, viz. 1. English. 2. Low Dutch. 3. High Dutch. 4. French. 5. Italian. 6. Spanish. 7. Latine. 8. Greeke. 9. Hebrew, etc... differing from all other dictionaries ever heretofore set forth. Also the exposition of the termes of the lawes of this land..."

      London: printed by John Haviland. 1627. "Second edition, fourth issue, and according to Kennedy, ""a mere reprint"" of the first issue of 1625; folio, collating *1-*2, A1-2H6 (in 6's), 2I1-2I4, and paged [4] & 760 columns; 18th century full calf, red morocco label on spine; last 20 leaves with dampstain at the top corner, occasional worming but confined to the margins; some light spotting and toning, tear in the foremargin of I6 (not touching any letterpress), joints cracked, but the binding is sound. & & A famous polyglot dictionary, noted for its emphasis on etymology. ""There are many fanciful etymologies, such as 'stepmother,' one who steps into the place of a mother, and also etymologies that have been confirmed by subsequent historical study. A considerable number of long items are devoted to the exposition of law terms. 'Quite apart from word-lore,' writes Ernest Weekley, 'Minsheu's work contains vast and various information for every kind of archaeologist, and I can think of few better single volumes for an intelligent Robinson Crusoe'."" (Starnes & Noyes, p. 248). & & Although this second edition omits two languages contained in the first edition of 1617 (Welsh and Portuguese), it is ""preferred by some for its additions and corrections"" (see Lowndes, 1569). The book is also a typographic wonder. The liberal use of fonts and design mark the beginning of the conscious design of the lexicon, as such. & & Kennedy 2719; Alston II, 107; Zaunmuller, p. 304; Graesse IV, p. 533; Vancil, p. 165; STC 17947."

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        LOS LIBROS DE LA SANTA MADRE TERESA DE IESUS fundadora de los monasterios de Monias y frailes carmelitas descalzos de la Primera Regla. De nuevo corregido con su original, y con sus tablas.

      1627 - En Madrid, por la viuda de Luis Sanchez. Año de 1627. A costa de Alonso Perez, Mercader de Libros. 4º, 182 x 138 mm, plena piel s. XVIII, lomo liso, tejuelo. Grabado en portada representando a Santa Teresa. 20 hs. + 775 p. + 32 hs. La primera edición es de 1611, contiene este volumen un largo prólogo de Fr. Luis de Leon, la VIDA DE STA TERESA escrita por ella misma y adicionada por el Maestro Leon, Libro llamado Camino de Perfeccion, impresso conforme a los originales de mano, enmendados por la misma Madre y no conforme a los Impressos, en que fallavan muchas cosas, y otras andavan muy corrompida, Avisos para sus monjas, Libro llamado Castillo interior o Las Moradas y Esclamaciones, o meditaciones del Alma a su Dios. Ref: Salvá no referencia esta edición, Palau 298511 Junto al tomo primero parte primera, misma encuadernación con el número II en el lomo: CARTAS DE LA GLORIOSA MADRE SANTA TERESA DE IESUS con notas dle Excelentissimo, y Reverendissimo Don Iuan de Palafox, y Mendoza, Obispo de Osma, del Consejo de su Magestad. Recogidas por Orden del Reverendissimo Padre Fray Diego de la Presenta- cion, General de los Carmelitas Descalços de la primitiva Observancia. Dedicadas a la Magestad del Rey Don Felipe Quarto. Nuestro Señor. TOMO PRIMERO, Primera Parte. En Zaragoça, por DIEGO DORMER. Año 1658. Idem anterior, Corto del margen superior. Grabado en portada. 28 hs. + 535 p. +1p. Dos volúmenes.  Santa Teresa de Jesús, Fray Luis de León,

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        Tabulae Rudolphinae, quibus astronomicae scientiae, temporum longinquitate collapsae restauratio continentur; a Tychone ex Braheorum familia primum animo concepta et destinata

      Ulm: Jonas Saur (for G. Tambach in Frankfurt), 1627. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Two parts in one volume. Ulm: Jonas Saur (für G. Tambach in Frankfurt), 1627-29. Folio (333 x 225 mm). With engr. allegorical frontispiece of the Temple of Urania by George Celer after Kepler and numerous woodcuts diagrams within text, [18] 1-125 [3], [1] 2-119 [1] pp. Very minor toning and spotting, light browning of the &#39;Sportula&#39;. Leaves b2 to k3 supplied, k3 folded, marginal repairs to L and lower corner of frontispiece (not affecting text or plate image), L4 enforced at gutter, tear to lower margin of O1, a few worm holes at gutter of H2 to I4. Full contemporary vellum (boards soiled, extremities scuffed), top spine repaired. Provenance: Plazidus Reimann (1594-1670), Benedictiner Abt of Kloster Einsiedeln, with his ex-libris (coat of arms) to pastedown and old signature to lower title. Fine copy. ---- <br><br>Sparrow 116; Caspar 79; Norman 1209; Zinner 5063; Dibner 6 (with image of front.) - <br><br>First edition. First quire (incl. title) in third state with the long dedication to Brahe in italics Antiqua and the second line reading "Codice in amplifico..." according to Caspar. The second quire [ ):( ):( to ):():(2v ] present in second state (56 lines and marginals in Roman Antiqua). With the appendix "Sportula" to part 1, issued in 1629 [pp. 121-125, 1l.], but without the word map dated 1630, found in some copies and most likely printed after 1658. Also not present is the appendix by J. Bartsch which was issued after Kepler&#39;s death to very few copies.The frontispiece present with the signature variant "Cöler". <br><br>THE CHIEF VEHICLE FOR THE RECOGNITION OF HIS ASTRONOMICAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS&#39; (DSB). <br><br>"These tables remained the foundation of all planetary calculations for over a century. Also of importance is the table of logistic logarithms, Kepler&#39;s own invention, and that of refractions. The book has an elaborate frontispiece containing figures of Hipparchus, Copernicus, Brahe and Ptolemy in consulation" (Sparrow). <br><br>On his deathbed in 1601, Tycho Brahe urged Kepler to complete his long-projected astronomical tables, to be based on Tycho&#39;s mass of observations and named after their patron Rudolph II. Kepler worked on these for years, with frequent interruptions. &#39;In excusing the long delay in publication [Kepler] mentioned in the preface not only the difficulties of obtaining his salary and of the wartime conditions but also "the novelty of my discoveries and the unexpected transfer of the whole of astronomy from fictitious circles to natural causes, which were most profound to investigate, difficult to explain, and difficult to calculate, since mine was the first attempt"&#39; (DSB). <br><br>The greatly improved accuracy of Kepler&#39;s tables over previous planetary tables was due in part to his discovery of the laws of planetary motion, but also to the &#39;happy calamity&#39;, as he put it, of his initiation into Napier&#39;s logarithms. Kepler created his own logarithmic tables (published in 1624), and used them for the complex calculations required to determine planetary orbits. The superiority of his tables &#39;constituted a strong endorsement of the Copernican system, and insured the tables&#39; dominance in the field of astronomy throughout he seventeenth century&#39; (Norman). <br><br>The origin of the contained ex-libris (engraved by W. Kilian), is described in "Die Schweizerischen Bibliothekzeichen (ex-libris)", 1898, No. 570, p. 68: Ex libris "in Linienfassung das geviertete Wappen,... noch vermehrt ebenfalls mit geviertetem Herzschild belegt. (Zwei Raben: Einsiedeln; drei Rauten: Reymann; Drache: St. Geroldt; zwei gekreuzte Stachel: Fahr.) Mitten über dem Schilde Insul und Stab, rechts und links zwei Helme, unten je einer". According to this source, Reimann was Abt of the Benedictiner Abtei in 1629, possibly the time when this copy was bound. The foundation of planetary calculations based on Kepler&#39;s laws

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        Dieci llibri di pensieri diversi. Me' quali per via di Quisiti con nuovi fondamenti, e ragioni si trattano le più curiose materie Naturali, Morali, Civili, Poetiche, Istoriche, e d'altre facoltà, che soglion vemire in discorso fra Cavalieri, e professori di lettere.

      Brogiollo, Venezia 1627 - 4° (cm. 22,5) - Pp. (96), 679, (1), stemma nobiliare inc. in rame al frontesp., molti fregi ed iniziali xilogr.; pergamena floscia coeva, titolo manoscr. al dorso. Ottimo esemplare, leggermente allentato. A. Tassoni, poeta eroicomico e letterato di valore, nacque a Modena nel 1565 ed ivi morì nel 1635; fu tra l¿altro accademico della Crusca sino dal 1598. Raccolta di riflessioni, contenente dei quesiti che trattano dei più vari argomenti, come del caldo , del freddo, della luce, del cielo e delle stelle, di abiti e di passioni umane, di letteratura e di costumi popolari, tutti abbastanza bizzarri come: "Perchè la natura non abbia fatto la barba alle donne; perché non generino i muli; perchè il cane sia nemico della lepre." La prima edizione fu stampata a Modena nel 1608, ma non fu riconosciuta dall¿Autore e contiene soltanto 151 quesiti. L¿ediz. definitiva è questa di Venezia del 1627. (Vinciana, 3539, note - Gamba, 2098)) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettere del Cavalier Marino. Gravi, Argute, facete , e piacevoli, con diverse Poesie del medesimo non piu' stampate. All Illuftriffimo, Signor il Sig. Bertucci Valiero fu' dell'Illuftrifs. & Eccellentifs. Signor Silvestro.

      [appresso Francesco Baba], 1627 - Venetia (Venise), [appresso Francesco Baba], 1627. Petit in 8 de 2 ff.-[12 (hommage, au lecteur et table]-350pp.-1 f., reliure en plein vélin souple de l'époque, dos à 2 minuscules nerfs, titre manuscrit à l'encre noire de l'époque, petits frottements sans gravité sur le second plat, page de titre ornée d'une petite gravure, portrait gravé de l'auteur en médaillon à pleine page, petites gravures en bandeau en début de volume, lettrines historiées, minuscules culs de lampe, les pages 197 à 213 de cet exemplaire, qui contiennent le poème ''Il Padre Naso'' ont été caviardées à l'encre noire aux pages 197, 198 et 213, ou supprimées aux pages 199-212, le passage censuré est précédé page 197 de la mention manuscrite à l'époque ''Prohibito Dall'Officino Santo'', de fait cette pièce fut interdite par décret du 11 avril 1628 (Index Librorum Prohibitorum, 1917, page 209), certaines lettres sont adressées à Louis XIII ainsi qu'au Maréchal d'Ancre, Concino Concini et à sa femme, intérieur frais, bon et bel exemplaire. Edition originale posthume des lettres et de huit poèmes inédits par l'une des plus grandes gloires poétiques de la période en Italie, instigateur du courant littéraire du Marinisme qui renouvela son art par son style métaphorique baroque, son erotisme et sa verve picarresque. Giambattista (ou Giovan Battista) (1569-1625) est également l'auteur de: ''Le Rime'' (1602), ''Le dicerie sacre'' (1614), ''La Sampogna'' (1620) et son oeuvre majeure qui lui valut une réputation planétaire ''L'Adone'' (1623). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia. Written by Sir Philip Sidney knight. Now the sixt time published...

      London, Printed by W. S. for Simon Waterson, 1627 [i.e. 1628?]. Folio: [8], 676 [i.e. 576], 541-564, 601-624 p. (signatures A-3B; 2Y-2Z; 3E-3F); 27.5 cm. Title in border (McKerrow 224). Title continues: with some new additions. Also a supplement of a defect in the third part of this historie, by Sir W. Alexander. With additional works by Sidney. Contains: Arcadia, Certaine Sonets, The Defence of Poesie, Astrophel and Stella. Partly in verse. "Stansby pr[inted]. prelims. and A-H; Lownes and Young the rest" --STC. "A sixth booke, to the Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia" by Richard Bellings, originally published separately in 1624 (STC 1805), has separate title page with imprint "London, printed by H.L. and R.Y. 1628"; pagination and register are continuous. Really the 8th edition, first issue. Edited by Hugh Sanford; the prefatory 'To the reader' is signed 'H.S.' Sir William Alexander's supplement, pp. 327-346. Misnumbered pages: 80, 94, 153, 157, 158, 167, 168, 193. The first leaf, wanting from this copy, is blank. Rebound in full leather with appropriate design by Dragonfly Bindery, George & Pat Sargent; very good. Stock#OB701B.

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        DOCUMENTO MANOSCRITTO CON FIRMA AUTOGRAFA.

      2 pp. (mm. 304x204), datate Milano, à 14 di Aprile 1627, di 38 righe. (1627). Don Fernandez de Cordova, del Consiglio di guerra di S.M., suo Capitano Generale, e Governatore nello Stato di Milano, ecc. Fu governatore durante la celebre pestilenza descritta dal Manzoni ne ?I Promessi Sposi?. Il documento è firmato anche dal Cancelliere Ferrer, ricordato anch?esso ne ?I Promessi Sposi? per aver abbassato il prezzo del pane e poi sguinzagliato i suoi bargelli. Raro accostamento di questi due celebri personaggi.

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        A Centum Undequadraginta Miraculis, in Homine. E divinis Galeni de Usu Partium Libris XVII selectae: Methodo, Numero Titulis, potissimeque dilucidis Explanationibus illustratae.

      Fribourgi Brisgoiae, Typis Meyerianis 1627. - petit in-12. 24ff. 323pp. (1). Vélin de l'époque Edition Originale. Cet ouvrage curieux est une description du corps humain à travers 140 phénomènes dignes d'admiration, que l'auteur appelle "miracles", concernant sa structure ou ses fonctions. Ces phénomènes touchent aux organes des sens, à la neurologie, aux os et aux muscles, etc. Plusieurs d'entr'eux concernent les dents. Sébastian Meyer était médecin à Fribourg en Brisgau et a publié deux autres ouvrages de médecine. Celui-ci manque à toutes les bibliothèques consultées et aux bibliographies habituelles. A ce moment-là Meyer avait peut-être une imprimerie car l'ouvrage porte la mention "Typis Meyerianis". Papier uniformément roussi, marge extérieure du dernier feuillet doublé. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mvsæi Vetustißimi, venustißimique Poetæ Græci Erotopægnion Hervs Et Leandri. Cum versione Latina prorsa --- vorsa: cui accesserunt alia eiusdem argumenti poematia: quæ singula collegit, & Commenatario libro illustrauit Daniel Parevs.

      - E AUTEUR:de Musaeus, Grammaticus.; Daniel Pareus TITRE:Mvsæi Vetustißimi, venustißimique Poetæ Græci Erotopægnion Hervs Et Leandri. Cum versione Latina prorsa --- vorsa: cui accesserunt alia eiusdem argumenti poematia: quæ singula collegit, & Commenatario libro illustrauit Daniel Parevs. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE:Francofurti : Fitzer, 1627. COLLATION: 6 ff - 239 colonnes - 4 ff pages complet FORMAT: in- 4 24 x18 cm RELIURE: reliure en plein veau glacé, dos à nerfs orné d'une pièce et des caissonqs à fleurs dorées. Triple filet d'encadrement des plats. Coupes filetées et tranches jaspées rouges. ILLUSTRATIONS: Une superbe vignette de CONSTANTINOPLE in texte gravée à la taille-douce. Une belle vignette du titre en style Renaissance, très jolis ornements typographiques : bandeaux, lettrines et culs - de- lampe ETAT: Reliure en l'état, demeure solide, manquent les coiffes, cuir frotté. Intérieur: jusqu'à la colonne 82 les feuillets sont brunis ( importantes rousseurs) , le reste avec quelques rousseurs très rares et peu gênantes. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME: Contient : Mvsaei lvsvs de amoribvs Hervs et Leandri (graece et latine) Index graecarvm dictionvm Danielis Parei in Mvsaei crotopaegnion Hervs et Leandri Commentarivs Gvlielmi de Mara paraphrasis Mvsaei Caspar. Barth I. Mvsaei de Hero et Le andro latina versio C. Barth I Leandridos libri III Ex libro infelicium Caspar. Barth I. Scyllae a navi svspensae, qverela Vltima verta Melibaeae ad Parentem Pleberivm. Ex Hispanico Ludo, Celestina. Ex lib. silvarvm. C. Barthii P. Ovid I Nasonis epistolae. Leander Heroni Elementis Maroti Mvsavs. Daniel Wängler, dit Pareus (1605-1635) fut un philologue allemand. POIDS: 600 g NOUVEAU ! Indiquez-nous vos desiderata pour être averti par email de la mise en vente de nouveaux ouvrages qui vous interessent ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Novum Testamentum Graece Cum Vulgata Interpretatione Latina Graeci Contextus Lineis Inserta...Ben. Ariae Montani Hispalensis

      Genevae, [i.e. Geneva]: Ex Typographiae Jacobi Stoer, 1627. Editio Postrema. 8vo. [16], 1364pp, [2]. Eighteenth-century calf backed marbled boards. Rubbed, with creasing and loss to spine, boards. Interleaved with uncut quarto sheets, sporadically annotated in an eighteenth-century English hand. Ink inscription and some ink spots, the former partially obliterated, to title. Closely related to the Antwerp Polyglott, a reprint of Plantin&#39;s interlinear editions of the 1580s, and an exact reproduction of the Geneva octavo edition of 1619. An important interlinear Latin-Greek NT, edited by Benedicti Ariae Montani Hispalensis and evidently once intended for extensive study. D&M?

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        Religion and Alegiance in Two Sermons Preached Before the Kings Majestie: The One on the Fourth of Jule, Anno 1627. At Oatlands. The Other on the 19 of July the Same Yeare, At Alderton

      London: Printed By I.H. For Richard Badger, 1627. First Edition. Quarto. [2], 33pp, [1], 56pp. Nineteenth-century morocco backed marbled boards. Rubbed, with loss to head of spine and corners. Soiling/spotting to title and final leaf. Original stab-holes to gutter margin. Nineteenth-century institutional blind-stamp to title, A2 and final leaf. Roger Maynwaring (1589/90-1653), bishop of St. Davids. Following a promising academic career at All Souls, Maynwaring, patronage ensured a perpetual curacy at St Katherines Cree, Aldates in the City of London, and other clerical positions in the capital before proceeding BD and DD in 1625. Appointed a royal chaplain in the same year, his loyalty was proven beyond doubt in the wake of protest at Charles I&#39;s imposition of forced loans in 1626/7 when he preached two sermons especially supportive of absolute divine right. In promoting the rights of a King above the rule of common or statute law, and advocating absolute obedience to the King&#39;s rule in the particular circumstances of forced loans rather than in a general sense, his thought was verging on contemporary political extremism. Charles, in delight at his young chaplain&#39;s words, ordered the publication of both - hence the inclusion of &#39;By His Majesties Special Command&#39; on the title - against the better judgement of Laud. Public and parliamentary reaction ensued: Maynwaring and his works were investigated by a committee on religion in 1628, he was charged in the strongest terms with insulting parliament, fined, imprisoned, disbarred from holding ecclesiastical office, the reprinting of this work banned, and preparations made for its mass burning in the weeks before a royal pardon was issued. In the contentious days of the following decade, the significant theories espoused in this present work and considered so extreme in the 1620s, entered into the popular royalist discouse and were included in Filmer&#39;s (unpublished) constitutional work Patriarcha. Published in two settings - this edition with ¹B4 catchword &#39;preames&#39; is not held at the British Library, and is particulary scarce outside of the UK, with ESTC locating only four copies at three locations. STC 17751

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        Annales. Oder Gründliche Beschreibung der fürnembsten geschichten unnd Thaten, welche sich in gantzer Helvetia. sonderlich seither erbawung der Loblichen Statt Bern. biß auff das 1627. Jahr. verlauffen. Und Teil 2: Chronicon. Oder Gründtliche Beschreibung der denckwürdigesten sachen unnd thaten. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      ohne Verlagsangabe/Jacob Stuber 1627/1626, o.O./Bern - Folio. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz, 5 Bl., 672 S., 10 Bl.; 4 Bl., 580 (recte 582) S., 1 Bl. Hpgt. d. Zeit. Rotschnitt. Graesse IV/494. - Erste Ausgabe. - Vorderdeckel mit 2 kl. Schadstellen, Einband leicht berieben. Kl. hs. Tinten-Eintrag u. Stempel auf Deckelinnens. Durchgehend minimal gebräunt. Ordentliches und gutes Exemplar. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        England Wales Scotland and Ireland described and abridged with ye historic relation of things worthy memory from a farr larger voulume done by Iohn Speed

      Georg Humble 1627. VG+, 63 maps, 1627. In full oblong contemporary limp vellum, 6.25*3.78 inches, slightly soiled and stained, 3 ties. Spine, no title. Internally, ink name to fpd, engraved title page, contents leaf, 63 engraved maps (2 folding), margins of title shaved, 4 maps shaved at lower margin touching ruled border. The Miniature Speed, with maps by Pieter van den Keere. The Map of Midia, although listed is omitted from this and all later editions (Skelton). Although the title page states 1627, ESTC suspects 1632? (it has the behoue at A2v line 14). Rare in such good condition, an abridgement of: The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain. (ESTC S117733. STC (2 nd ed) 23036. Skelton 17) Speed, historian and cartographer. See ODNB. van den Keere (Latin: Peter Kaerius) was a Dutch engraver, publisher and globe maker. See Wiki.

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        The Guide Into Tongues

      London: John Haviland, 1627. Second edition, third issue (STC 17947), with nine languages. [4] & 760 columns (two per page). Hardcover, bound in full vellum. Moderate shelf-wear, the boards warped with short splits at the ends of the front joint; the fly leaf with old tape repairs; manuscript notation on the title dated 1630; scattered foxing. From the estate of Ester Elizabeth Reed, MD.. Hard Cover. Good.. Folio - 10" x 15".

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        Il dottissimo passatempo

      Il dottissimo passatempo dove si leggono curiosi oracoli, sentenze gravi con precetti et ammaestramenti politici e Christiani pubblicati da antichi e moderni scrittori ne?quali unita si vede tutta la dottrina morale, politica e istorica. In Venetia, appresso Gervasio Anesi, 1627. In fine: Stampato in Venezia nella Stamperia di Gio. Salice. In 8vo; cc. 20n.nn., pp.320. Testate e capilettera. Una illustrazione a piena pagina: ?Ruota notabile del stato humano?. Restauro al margine inferiore del frontespizio e delle prime quattro carte senza mutilazioni. Lievi tracce d?umido a qualche carta. Cart. coevo. Raccolta di motti, aneddoti, detti popolari e massime filosofiche, facezie di gradevole lettura, in veste di scherzo perché intento dell?autore è porgere ?all?egro fortemente languente il vaso della medicina con l?orlo zuccherato della piacevolezza?. BL 17th Century Italian Books, pag. 718; Passano, Novellieri in prosa, pag. 364.

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        A THOUSAND NOTABLE THINGS OF SUNDRIE SORTES, vvhereof some are wonderfull, some strange, some pleasant, divers necessary, a great sort profitable, and many very precious

      London, printed by E. All-de for N. Fosbrooke, by the assignes of Io: Wright and R. Bird, 1627.. EARLY EDITION, 1627, black letter, divided into 10 books. Small 4to, approximately 180 x 140 mm, 7 x 5½ inches, LACKS TITLE PAGE, SUPPLIED IN A HIGH QUALITY FACSIMILE ON OLD PAPER. Pages: [6], 210, 171-174, [20]= table, last page blank, pages 171-174 misnumbered, should be 211-214, all catch words correct, see ESTC S108936. Bound in full calf, modern reback in lighter leather, with maroon gilt lettered label, double gilt rules to head and tail of spine, original old calf boards with double gilt rules to edges, corners with modern repairs, new endpapers, all edges maroon. Binding rubbed with some dark patches to boards, final leaf of table skilfully repaired, just affecting the text, first 4 leaves have small neat repairs to inner margin, not affecting text, small hole to bottom margin of page 112 just touching the text, with no loss of meaning, small worm hole to inner margins occasionally just touching text, 2 margins have small hole not affecting text, 2 leaves have small tears with loss to top corners, not affecting text, pale soiling to a few pages and margins, occasional pale brown spot, otherwise a good tight copy. The work is a collection of curious remedies and contains a number of crude conjuring tricks. See: A Bibliography of English Conjuring 1581-1876 by Toole Stott, Volume 1, page 151-156; Old Conjuring Books by Trevor H. Hall several references; A catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Library, Volume 1, page 209; Catalogue of the Famous Library of Henry Huth, Part 4, page 1297, reference 4509. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Respublica, Sive Status Regni Poloniae, Lituaniae, Prussiae, Livoniae, etc. Diversorum Autorum

      Lugduni Batavorum, Apud Elzeviriana, 1627. Small 12mo [24mo], 106 x 53 mms., pp. [viii], 410 [411 - 422 Index, 423 Privilege, 424 blank], including engraved title-page with royal seal between two knights), contemporary vellum; contemporary ownership inscription on verso of front free end-paper, 18th century inscriptions on verso of title-page, paper label at base of spine. A very good copy. This was one of the books in the "Respublica" series which had the aim of making knowledge of eastern Europe more readily accessible. Willems notes, "II y a sous la meme date une seconde edition, augmentee et crigee, comme 1&#39;indique la preface. Elle a 467 pp., 11 pp. d&#39;index et 1 f. pour le privilege. Bonaventure et Abraham ont reimpr ime cette Republique en 1642. Cette troisieme edition est la mieux executee, mais De la Faye y a signale diverses fautes d&#39;impression, qui lui font donner la preference a la seconde."

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        Helvetiorum respublica diversorum autorem quorum nonnulli nunc primum in lucem prodeunt

      Leiden: Elzevir, 1627. Second edition. Hardcover. 24mo. pp. 535, [17]. Engraved title page. Bound in period vellum. Pages are very clean and crisp. Small ink spot on outer fore-edge of book block; bibliographical note written in an early hand on front blank free fly leaf. Part of Elzevir&#146;s republic series. Contains a collection of writings on Switzerland relating to history, geography, travel etc., including Josias Simmler&#146;s &#147;De Republica Helvetiorum libri duo&#148; (first published 1576), a work by Daniel L&#146;Ermite, and three other works. Three editions were published in 1627. This is the 2nd edition with fleurions on p. 4 and p. 535. [Willems 278; Berghman 1763; Rahir 242].

      [Bookseller: Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books]
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        Rex platonicus: sive, De potentissimi principis Iacobi Britanniarum Regis, ad illustrissimam Academiam Oxoniensem, adventu, Aug. 27. an. 1605 / Narratio ab Isaaco Wake publico Academiae ejusdem oratore, tunc temporis conscripta, nunc iterum in lucem

      Oxoniae : Excudebat Iohannes Lichfield Academiae typographus, 1627. 2nd Edition. Physical desc. : [8], 238 p, [18] p. ; 13 cm. Notes: Historiated initials. Title page vignette; head- and tail- pieces; initials and printed marginalia. Subject: Rainolds, John, 1549-1607. James I, King of England, 1566-1625. University of Oxford. Great Britain - History - James I, 1603-1625. Language: Latin. Very good copies both bound in [later] aniline calf over marble boards; very impressively finished. Spine compartments and borders in blind with gilt vignette &#39;Bar De Kinderton Sicill Pet Venables&#39; stamped to front and rear panels. Minor, generalized wear to the bands and panel edges. Remains uncommonly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Mein freundlicher Gruß zuvor, Hochwohlgeborner Braun(?), unser lieber Herr und Bruder. Mir ist meines ... vom 29 ... bey Zeigung dieses woll zu Grunde kommen ..." Brief mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift

      Bonn, 13. Juni 1627. 33 cm. 1 S. - An einen nicht genannten Adressaten, dem versprochen wird zu "verschoffen, das der Obrist von Görzenich (Gürzenich) das vorige Schreiben, in gebürendem respect haben, und die underthanen verschonen werde ..." Adam Wilhelm I. Freiherr Schellart von Obbendorf, genannt Oberst Gürzenich, war wegen seiner Greueltaten bereits von Wallenstein zur Rechenschaft gezogen worden; am 12. 10. 1627 wurde er in Rendsburg hinterichtet. Franz Wilhelm von Wartenberg, Bischof von Osnabrück, zog erst 1628 in Osnabrück ein, da das Stift noch von den Dänen besetzt war. Bis dahin residierte er als Berater des Kölner Kurfürsten in Bonn. Alte Faltspuren, in der oberen Hälfte Feuchtigkeitsrand -

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        Libri duo de duobus apostatis: sive duae paraeneses; in quarum I. exemplo Luciferi & malorum angelorum, in II. dictis factisque Jacobi Reihingi, Theodori Thummij, aliorumque praedicantium aut apostatarum ostenditur, quam sit miserum a Deo & veritate recedere?

      Ingolstadt, Gregor Hänlin, 1627. - (28), 585, (5 [statt 43]) SS. Mit Holzschnittvignette am Titel und einigen ornamentalen Initialen und Zierstücken in Holzschnitt. Lederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Deckelbordüren und Mittelstempel (Kreuzigungsszene mit Jesuitenmonogramm) sowie goldgepr. Rückenornamenten (stärker oxydiert). Dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Bindebänder fehlen. 4to. Erste Ausgabe. - Der Augsburger Theologe G. Stengel (1585-1651) lehrte lange Jahre in Ingolstadt und unterrichtete zeitweilig den Herzog Karl Franz, Sohn Wilhelms V. 1640-43 war er Rektor in Dillingen. Stengel verfaßte über 80 "lateinische und deutsche Schriften [.], Gedichte, Dissertationen und namentlich polemische Schriften, insbesondere gegen seinen 1621 Protestant gewordenen Landsmann und Ordensgenossen Jacob Reihing" (ADB). - Die "Paraenesis de casu Luciferi et malorum angelorum", hier als Parallele zum Apostaten Reihing intendiert, kam 1630 beim selben Drucker als separate Duodezausgabe heraus. - Der schöne Einband mit äußerer und innerer goldgepr. ornamentaler Bordüre; im Mittelstück bemerkenswerter ovaler Stempel, in dem um das sternenumkränzte Kruzifix stehende Figuren und Pflanzenelemente (Palmwedel?) zusammen das Monogramm "IHS" bilden. - Das letzte Blatt (recto Schluß des Inhaltsverzeichnisses; verso Beginn des alphabetischen Index) verso mit Vorsatzblatt verklebt; es fehlt der restliche Index. Hinterdeckel mit etwas stärkeren Schabespuren; kl. Fehlstelle am Rücken; dennoch insgesamt ansprechender Preiseinband für den Bonner Jesuitenschüler Petrus Spechart mit 12zlg. hs. Widmung (datiert 30. Sept. 1657), signiert vom Rektor Johann Egmont, dem Gymnasialprofessor Ernst Schweickhardt und dem "Professor Syntaxios" Antonius Dapperich. - Sehr selten; seit 1950 nicht auf Auktionen nachgewiesen. VD 17, 12:106249R. De Backer/Sommervogel VII, 1552, 42. ADB XXXVI, 49 (falsch: "1626"). Zur Biographie vgl. LThK und Wetzer/Welte. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Carte de l&#39;Amerique corrigee et augmentee dessus Toutes les aultres cy devant faictes par P. Bertius

      [Paris: 1627]. Copper-engraved map, insets of polar regions. 16 x 21 3/8 inches. Scarce first state of Tavernier&#39;s separately-issued map of North America, including insets of the Arctic and Antarctic regions. In 1627, Tavernier, the most important mapseller and publisher in France, published a set of the four continents after Bertius, though possibly without his permission. Although crediting Bertius, the map more closely follows the Hondius mapping of 1618, with the completed northwest coast line, similar mapping of the Great Lakes and similar decorative ships and sea monsters (though without the decorative surround). However, unlike the Hondius map, here the southern coast of Tierra del Fuego is completed, as per the Bertius map of 1624. The map was first issued separately, and then issued in Tavernier&#39;s Theatre Geographique. The present example is the rare, separately-issued first state; the subsequent issue published after 1640 included additional toponyms, such as "Neuf Amsterdam" (i.e. New York), "Pleymouth", "Accadie" and others. Burden, The Mapping of North America 218; Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast 335.

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        A Generall Historie of the Netherlands - Newly Renewed, Corrected, and Supplied with Sundrie Necessary Observations Omitted in the First Impression By Ed Grimestone - Continued from the Years 1608 to the Yeare of Our Lord 1627 By William Crosse

      London: Adam Islip, 1627. Second edition. Grimestone&#39;s Historie runs from AD806 to 1608, with Crosse&#39;s addition taking the history through to 1627. 2 blank leaves, title page, blank verso, dedication (2 pages), 1-57pp, 38-120pp, 133-1272pp (completes Grimestone&#39;s Historie), 1273-1588pp (Crosse&#39;s AD1608-1627 history, concerning the rule of the Netherlands by Albert and Isabella and then, after Albert&#39;s death, by Isabella alone), unpaginated 14 page index, 2 blank endpapers. Although some (approximately 30) pages have been mislabelled by the printers, careful examination of the text (and catchwords at the bottom of most pages) indicates that they are correctly placed. Full-leather covers with bands on spine, gilt titles, marbled page edges. Numerous two thirds page engraved portraits of various historical notables, such as Elizabeth I of England and Robert Dudley, illustrated chapter headpieces and initials. Some rubbing to covers including a small chip to the title label and the spine tail. The engraved title page has some marginal chips and has been attached to what was previously a third front blank endpaper, 35mm closed tear to dedication page, chip (partial loss of page number but no loss of text) to top outer corner of p183-4, 19mm closed tear to bottom margin of p195-6, loss of corner and 4cm closed tear to p367-8 (no loss of text), chip to the bottom margin of the first page of the index. Inobtrusive waterstain to some pages on the first third of the book (see scan for example), but pages generally clean and binding is tight. Small inscription to front stuckdown with small ink bleed onto (blank) first free endpaper. . Full-Leather. Good+. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        The Booke of Common Prayer and administration of the Sacraments: And Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Shurch of England [combined with The Whole Book of Psalmes: Collected Into English Meeter By Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and Others 1627]

      London: Bonham Norton and John Bill, Printers to the Kings Most Excellent Majestie, 1627. Both volumes rebound by the Guild of Women Binders together with new endpages into full tan leather with elaborate gilt decorations to the boards and the spine. All edges gilt. There is a small scuff to the leather at the head of the spine and some usual aging to the paper. Otherwise a lovely copy.. Full Leather. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Instrumentum Conicum Universale

      Kassel, 1627. Very rare first and only edition of this separately published broadside, describing an instrument for drawing conic sections invented by one of the most prolific architects and mathematicians of early seventeenth-century Germany. The broadside, dedicated to William, Landgrave of Hessen, as a New Year&#146;s gift on the eve of the year 1628 is divided into three sections. The first contains the dedication to the author&#146;s patron and a brief introduction explaining the need for such an instrument in the fields of optics, mechanics, &#147;and other mathematical guilds.&#148; The central section consists of an engraved plate depicting the instrument with a small inset showing a right and an oblique cone. The bottom third is divided into two columns of text, the first giving instructions for the construction of the instrument, the second describing its use. The broadside could have functioned as an advertisement for the instrument as well as a set of instructions to owners. Bramer&#146;s instrument is essentially an instrument for drawing conic sections. The instrument consists of a vertical structure which is affixed at right angle to a level plane with a circle on it (the base of the cone), with an adjustable arm holding an angled board over the circle. The angle and height at which the board is suspended above it determine the cross section that is to be studied or drawn: in a right cone, the board is parallel to the circle. From the arm, a thin rod juts up marking the point of the cone. The study of conic sections had been a preoccupations of artists as well as scientists for some time, essential for the study of perspective. Dürer devoted the first book of his Instruction in measurement with Compass and Ruler (1525) to conic sections. The first drawing instrument for this purpose was developed by Barozzi, followed in 1614 by a similar device invented by Christoph Scheiner and published that year by his student Johann Georg Schönberger in his Exegeses funamentorum gnomicorum Bramer&#146;s invention &#147;might have produced more accurate curves than Scheiner&#146;s, which was unsuited for precise drawings, but was met with little applause because of the cumbersome use of it.&#148; (Cantor, Vorlesungen, II, 692-693)The Instrumentum Conicum Universalis is a continuation of Bramer&#146;s work on the study of angles and instruments for their measurement. In 1618 he had published a work presenting an instrument for making various geometric measurements, and in 1630 and 1648 he would publish further drawing instruments. In his Appolonius Cattus of 1684 (written in the 1630s), Bramer presents two variations on the present instrument.Bramer (1588-1652) was raised in the household of his elder sister, whose husband was the mathematician and instrument maker Joost Bürgi. The improved accuracy in the latter&#146;s astronomical and surveying instruments led to his appointment in Prague, then a developing center of scientific research, where he worked closely with Kepler, and was responsible for the great astronomer&#39;s computations. Growing up in such a milieu, Bramer received an outstanding training in mathematics, and his gifts were apparent at an early age. He is best known for a work on sines, an apparatus to improve perspective sufficiently important to be included in Nicholas Bion&#146;s Traité de la construction et principaux usages des instruments de mathématiques nearly a hundred years later, and his various works on surveying and calculating instruments. Bramer held a number of high-ranking posts as architect and engineer throughout Germany: concerned chiefly with fortifications, he had extensive practical experience using the instruments he devised and described in his books.Not in OCLC, KVK, VD17 or BL, and no copy at Wolffenbüttel. * On Bramer see DSB I.419. See also Cantor, Vorlesungen über die Geschichte der Mathematik, II, (New York, Johnson Reprints, 1965), pp. 692-693.. Broadside [66 x 28 cm] printed on three sheets, text on outer leaves and one engraving [28 x 21 cm to plate mark] on central sheet. Toning on top and bottom leaf, waterstaining on central leaf, two tears in blank left margin, a good copy with a clear impression of the plate.

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        Fossa Eugeniana / Geldern. "Fossa Sanctae Mariae, quae et Eugeniana dicitur Vulgo De Nieuwe Grift." Kupferstich-Karte mit zeitgenössischem Kolorit von W. Blaeu 1642

      39x51 cm. - Pistor-Smeets, Fossa Eugeniana 3.1.3.3. Schöne detaillierte Karte des Gebietes zwischen Rhein und Maas begrenzt durch Xanten, Moers, Kempen und Venlo mit Einzeichnung des ehemaligen Kanales zwischen Venlo und Rheinberg. Der heute verfallene Kanal "Fossa Eugeniana" wurde im Auftrag von Isabella Eugenia, Tochter Philipps II. von Spanien, gebaut und 1627 zum ersten Mal befahren. Dekoratives Blatt, der Meilenzeiger mit allegorischen Figuren von Rhein und Maas, zwei grosse Wappen und Textkartusche. Papier mit dekorativer leichter Bräunung, etwas stockfleckig.

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        The Compleat Gentleman

      London - Francis Constable, 1627 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The scarce and important second edition of Henry Peacham&#39;s The Complete Gentleman. Bound in contemporary pigskin. The Second Impression, Much Inlarged. The full title of this work is: The Compleat Gentleman, Fashioning him absolute, in the most necessarie and commendable qualities concerning minde or bodie, that may be required in a noble gentleman. Whereunto is annexed a description of the order of a maine battaile, or pitched field, eight severall wayes: as also certaine necessarie instructions concerning the art of fishing, with other additions. The Complete Gentleman (1622), which Peacham finished after his return to London, is probably his best-known work, and it occupies a significant place in the history of courtesy literature. Its immediate inspiration was Peacham&#39;s conviction, arising from his continental tour, that the education of young English gentlemen was markedly inferior to that afforded to European gentry. . . The Complete Gentleman offers advice over a wide range of topics with humour and sagacity, and reflects many aspects of Peacham&#39;s experience -ODNB. Henry Peacham, 1578 - d. in or after 1644, was awriter and illustrator. Condition: The textblock binding is generally tight and firm. The inner hinges are held by two cords only. There is wear to the extremities, including bumping and foxing, with creases, and with marks and discolouration. There is slight loss. Internally the pages have browning with intermittent spots. There are light tidemarks to the bottom margin from page 159 to the rear. The pastedowns and free-endpapers have ink inscriptions. There are occasional ink annotations to the margins. Overall the condition is good only..

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        The Invasions of England and Ireland

      Pope&#39;s Head Alley: George Humble, 1627 With all their Civil Wars since the Conquest. Actual Map size 51*37.5 cm, Mounted 63.5*50 cm, 1627 (or later), copper engraving with hand colouring, with decorative cartouche with Royal Coat of Arms, 3 other Coats of Arms, Compass Rose, 32 Rhumb lines and to the bottom left corner an inset with a description of the Battles fought in Ireland, almost 90 sites are marked, each identified by a billboard with a place name and number, 74 in England, 14 in Ireland, (most of Scotland lies outside the map), the Battle sites are shown with opposing Pikemen, although there are 4 with Cavalry, Naval encounters by Masted ships. Speed, John, historian and cartographer, engaged in methodically studying the history of the British people and institutions. Speed participated; through Cotton, he developed an interest in coins, and was responsible for those in Camden&#39;s Britannia (1600). Speed was also compiling material for his History of Great Britain with its accompanying atlas volume, The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine. See ODNB for a full Bio. (see Goffart-Genessis of Speed&#39;s Battle Maps. Skelton p56/ p212)

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        Lucans Pharsalia: or The Civil-Wars of Rome, Between Pompey the great and Julius Caesar / A Continuation of Lucans Historicall Poem till the Death of Julius Caesar

      Translation by Thomas May. Two volumes. 24mo. Rebound in half black calf with marbled paper over boards, gilt, compartments. (10pp), 261pp; (8pp), 122pp. All edges gilt. Very good. Tight and quite handsome. Frontispiece (Volume I), Volume II engraved title page, marbled endpapers. Miniscule "Tout Binder" inkstamped on inner flyleaf of each volume. Tight and handsome pair of the fourth enlarged and corrected edition of this 1627 work. A poem by May&#39;s friend Ben Johnson ("To my chosen Friend, The learned Translator of Lucan, Thomas May, Esquire") follows the brief biography of Lucan that opens the first volume. Bookplate of noted collector William S. Stone on the front flyleaf of each volume and, more interesting, the custom engraved bookplate of H. Buxton Forman graces each front pastedown. Forman (1842-1917) was an English bibliographer of Keats and Shelley and antiquarian bookseller who entered the ranks of book collecting infamy when he partnered with notorious collector Thomas J. Wise in creating phony literary pamphlets featuring previously-unknown first appearances of poems by many noted poets of the day, which were then sold for substantial sums; their large-scale fraud wouldn&#39;t be widely known until Graham Pollard and John Carter&#39;s 1934 "An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets" spelled it all out in detail. Forman&#39;s custom bookplate features a steel engraving of a full-bearded young Forman in his study surrounded by books and a bust of Shelley, apparently transcribing a text with quill pen. An inner flyleaf in each volume bears Forman&#39;s pencilled initials and the date "13-10-90"; a neatly, boldly pencilled note on the verso of this leaf in Volume I, likely in his hand, notes: "Fourth Edition enlarged by the author. A very popular work highly praised by Ben Johnson. This edition appeared the year of his death, which was caused by an undue fondness for conviviality. Marvell penned the following words to him. &#39;As one put drink into the packet boat, John [sic] May was hurried hence and did not know&#39;t.&#39;" May (1595-1650) was an English poet, playwright and parliamentarian historian, and Lucan (39-65 A.D.) was a Spanish-born Roman poet and one-time Nero favorite who got on the emperor&#39;s bad side and ended up committing suicide, his epic poem "Pharsalia" being his sole surviving work. While it&#39;s not known for painstaking historical accuracy, it is highly regarded for its exciting conveyance of the horrors of civil war. A beautiful and quite scarce pair in handsome late 19th century bindings.

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament, and the Nevv : newly translated out of the originall tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and reuised, by his Maiesties speciall commandement. Appointed to be read in Churches

      Imprinted at London : by Bonham Norton, and Iohn Bill, printers to the Kings most excellent Maiestie, M. D C. XXVII. [1627] . 0. A very good Charles I. bible, red-lined throughout, and an excellent pedigree. 4to. 9.00" x 7.00" x 3.25". Early brown leather binding. Corners strengthened and professionally rebacked. Spine with 5 raised bands. Family history details of the Fenn family (1777-1823), to the verso of the front board. Later free-endpapers (handmade paper). The book begins with the Book of Common Prayer, which is red-lined and complete except for the title page. Bound with; "The Genealogies..." - Complete. Followed by the Holy Bible, beginning with an engraved general title page. Note to verso of the general title: "The Booke of the Honoured Lady Margery Fortescue Anno domini 1674." 7 preliminary leaves, ending with the contents (including the books of the Apocrypha). The Old Testament ends on Ccc 4b. The Apocrypha ends on Ooo 8b. There is a separate engraved title to the beginning of the New Testament (also dated 1627). Matthew begins on Ppp 2a and ends with Revelation on Gggg 2a. Note to verso of last leaf of Revelation, in a rough contemporary hand: The said bible of Ladiee Elizabeth Courtney, given by her husband Sir William Courteney this day 29th March 1639 [and signed ]Sir William Courtney. Bound with: The Booke Of Psalmes... Company of Stationers, 1628. All Psalms are present, just missing the last leaf of the "Prayers". All pages red-lined, with good margins, and clean roman letter text in double columns. Just light toning to paged edges and margins. A well preserved early King James Bible. Referenced by Herbert 406 / Darlow & Moule 312 / STC 2279 . .

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        Observations Topographical, Moral, & Physiological; made in a Journey through part of the Low-Countries, Germany, Itly, and France: with a Catalogue of Plants not Native of England, found Spontaneously growning in those Parts, and their Virtues

      Printed for John Martyn 2 parts in one volume: [18]+499; [title Catalogus Stirpium in Exeris Reginibus A nobis Observatarum, Quae vel non omnino vel parce admondum in Anglia Sponte proveniunt]+[6]+115 pages with 4 plates (2 folding). Small octavo (7 1/4" x 4 3/4") bound in original decorative leather with four raised spine bands. First edition.John Ray (29 November 1627 ? 17 January 1705) was an English naturalist, widely regarded as one of the earliest of the English parson-naturalists, and sometimes referred to as the father of English natural history. Until 1670, he wrote his name as John Wray. From then on, he used 'Ray', after "having ascertained that such had been the practice of his family before him". He published important works on botany, zoology, and natural theology. His classification of plants in his Historia Plantarum, was an important step towards modern taxonomy. Ray rejected the system of dichotomous division by which species were classified according to a per-conceived, either/or type system, and instead classified plants according to similarities and differences that emerged from observation. Thus he advanced scientific empiricism against the deductive rationalism of the scholastics. He was the first to give a biological definition of the term species. When Ray found himself unable to subscribe as required by the ?Bartholomew Act? of 1662 he, along with 13 other college fellows, resigned his fellowship on 24 August 1662 rather than swear to the declaration that the Solemn League and Covenant was not binding on those who had taken it. In the spring of 1663 Ray started together with Willughby and two other pupils (Philip Skippon and Nathaniel Bacon) on a tour through Europe, from which he returned in March 1666, parting from Willughby at Montpellier, whence the latter continued his journey into Spain. He had previously in three different journeys (1658, 1661, 1662) travelled through the greater part of Great Britain, and selections from his private notes of these journeys were edited by George Scott in 1760, under the title of Mr Ray's Itineraries. Ray himself published an account of his foreign travel in 1673, entitled Observations topographical, moral, and physiological, made on a Journey through part of the Low Countries, Germany, Italy, and France. From this tour Ray and Willughby returned laden with collections, on which they meant to base complete systematic descriptions of the animal and vegetable kingdoms. Willughby undertook the former part, but, dying in 1672, left only an ornithology and ichthyology, in themselves vast, for Ray to edit; while the latter used the botanical collections for the groundwork of his Methodus plantarum nova (1682), and his great Historia generalis plantarum (3 volumes 1686, 1688, 1704). The plants gathered on his British tours had already been described in his Catalogus plantarum Angliae (1670), which work is the basis of all later English floras.Condition:Occasional worming, old spine repair, lacks original spine label, contemporary had written notes to end papers, dated 1691, heavy wear to leather binding else a good copy.

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