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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.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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'indique la preface. Elle a 467 pp., 11 pp. d'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'impression, qui lui font donner la preference a la seconde."

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books]
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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’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].

      [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 'Bar De Kinderton Sicill Pet Venables' 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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Carte de l'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'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'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's Historie runs from AD806 to 1608, with Crosse'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's Historie), 1273-1588pp (Crosse's AD1608-1627 history, concerning the rule of the Netherlands by Albert and Isabella and then, after Albert'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.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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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’s gift on the eve of the year 1628 is divided into three sections. The first contains the dedication to the author’s patron and a brief introduction explaining the need for such an instrument in the fields of optics, mechanics, “and other mathematical guilds.” 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’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’s invention “might have produced more accurate curves than Scheiner’s, which was unsuited for precise drawings, but was met with little applause because of the cumbersome use of it.” (Cantor, Vorlesungen, II, 692-693)The Instrumentum Conicum Universalis is a continuation of Bramer’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’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'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’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.

      [Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        The Compleat Gentleman

      London - Francis Constable, 1627 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The scarce and important second edition of Henry Peacham'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'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'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'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'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'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'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't be widely known until Graham Pollard and John Carter's 1934 "An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets" spelled it all out in detail. Forman'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'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. 'As one put drink into the packet boat, John [sic] May was hurried hence and did not know't.'" 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's bad side and ended up committing suicide, his epic poem "Pharsalia" being his sole surviving work. While it'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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        [Four Continents] Africa, America, Asia, Europe

      London., 1627. Framed size: 650 × 755 mm each. Copperplate engraving. Hand coloured. Very good condition, slight browning; Africa with central fold tear only affecting margin; America miniscule surface loss to upper left borderline; Europe with minor split and very small loss at foot of central vertical fold. Magnificent set of maps of the four known continents, each map dated 1626 (but America actually 1631). "Africae, described the manners of their habits and buildinge; newly done into English by IS and published at the charges of G Humble" with five national costume figures to both sides and cities to top border, title cartouche top right, elephants, lions, hyena, ostriches and monkey, ships and sea monsters. "America with those known parts in the unknown Worlde", 1st state, 2nd issue, showing California as an island, with five native tribal figures to each side, eight panels of city views above, with inset map of Greenland, upper left, title cartouche lower left, ships and sea monsters; English text verso with extended fleuron header replacing page no. 9. "Asia with the Islands Adjoining Described" with five national costume figures to each side, eight panels of city views above, title cartouche upper left, the Great Wall of China and an elephant, ships and sea monsters. "Europe, and the Cheife Cities Contained therein", the continent showing part of Greenland, Asia Minor and North Africa, with the mythical island of Frisland off Iceland, ships and sea monsters; five panels of various national costume figures to each side, eight panels of city views above. Set of four maps engraved by Abraham Goos, English texts on verso. Published in the 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World'.

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        Il banchetto dei piacevoli

      Acquaforte , 1627, firmata e datata in lastra. Magnifica prova, molto contrastata, impressa su carta vergata priva di filigrana, con piccoli margini, leggere ossidazioni al verso, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. La prima incisione all?acquaforte di Della Bella, il Banchetto dei Piacevoli è dedicata al fratello del granduca, Giancarlo de? Medici. I Piacevoli formavano una società di cacciatori a Firenze, e il banchetto rappresentato avviene in una sala del Palazzo Pitti. Magnifico esemplare di questa famosa incisione, opera giovanile del Della Bella. Ex collezione Rev. J. Burleigh James (Lugt 1425). Bibliografia: De Vesme/Massar 43. Dimensioni 392x258. Etching, 1627, signed and dated on plate. Magnificent work with strong colour contrast, printed on contemporary laid paper without watermark with thin margins, light oxidations on verso, otherwise in excellent condition. The first etching ever realized by Della Bella, the Banchetto dei Piacevoli, was dedicate to the brother of the grand Duke, Giancarlo de? Medici. The Piacevoli was a hunting society in Florence and the depicted banquet took place in one of the dining rooms of Palazzo Pitti. Magnificent example of a famous engraving, early work of Della Bella. Ex collezione Rev. J. Burleigh James (Lugt 1425). De Vesme/Massar 43. Dimensioni 392x258.

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        Nuova selva di cirugia, divisa in tre parti... in questa ultima impressione ampliato & accresciuto... & aggiuntovi la quarta parte... -

      Venezia, Combi, 1627.In-8 picc. Buona legatura recente in pergamena. Con 73 silografie a piena pagina di strumenti chirurgici (pinze per estrarre palle d'archibugio, trapani per interventi alla testa, tenaglie per cavar denti ecc.), e alambicchi. (32), 565, (3 bianche) pp.; (16), 86 pp.; freschissimo esemplare. Quarta e migliore edizione (prima: 1596) di questa interessante e non comune opera medica. E? divisa in quattro parti: la prima tratta la cura di varie malattie, infermità e indisposizioni; la seconda è dedicata alla distillazione; la terza riguarda gli strumenti utili alla chirurgia (molti sono nuovi e descritti qui per la prima volta); la quarta, che compare per la prima volta in questa edizione, è sulla peste. L'autore, apprezzato chirurgo attivo a Milano nella seconda metà del '500, si distinse anche per una particolare tecnica d'intervento al cervello. Il libro si distingue anche per le numerose e interessanti figure: sono infatti poche le opere del periodo sulla chirurgia e la distillazione con così tante illustrazioni. Wellcome 2224. Krivatsy 4029. A scarce medical work, noteworthy also for the 73 fine woodcuts of surgical instruments and apparatus for distillation. It was first published in 1596, but the fourth part on the plague and its remedies has been added for the first time to this fourth edition. A particularly fresh copy in a good period style vellum binding.

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        D. Marii Giurba ... Consilia, seu decisiones criminales opus quod ecclesiae immunitatis, patriae priuilegiorum, ac totius rei criminalis, tractationem, nunc primum clare, pleneque complectitur

      Typis Francisci Bianco 1627 In folio piccolo - pp.24nn, 692 [i.e. 700], 40nn. - Pergamena - Marca n.c. (Lupo: D'esser bianco mi pregio) sul frontespizio, Testatine, finalini e capilettera - Testo su due colonne, frontespizio in rosso e nero. - Volume quasi del tutto staccato dalla legatura, piccole mancanze al frontespizio, piccoli forellini di tarlo. Macchia verde al piatto superiore e macchia scura al piatto inferiore

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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] .. 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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        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?]. [8], 676 [i.e. 576], 541-564, 601-624 p. ; folio; 27.5 cm. Signatures: A-3B; 2Y-2Z; 3E-3F. Title in border (McKerrow 224). Title continues: "published, 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 in this copy, is blank. IMPERFECT: MISSING PP. 567-624. (Astrophel and Stella). Replaced with photocopies on dyed paper. From the library of Prof Leicester Bradner (1899-1989). Stock# OB 701. Rebound in full leather in an appropriate design by Dragonfly bindery, George and Pat Sargent

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

      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.

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        Dissertationum de acidulis sectiones duae. In quarum priore agitur de acidulis in genere: in posteriore vero de alsatiae acidulis in specie. Ita adornatae, ut etiam aliaru(m) thermarum usui, sive bibantur, sive foris applicentur, plurimum in servire queant.

      8°. 12 n.n. Bl., 713 S., 4 n.n. S. Index. Mit einem gestochenen Titel. Pergamentband der Zeit mit geprägtem Rückenschild und gestochenem Exlibris auf dem Innendeckel. Krivatsy 10779. - VD17 23:296072C. - Erste Ausgabe. Abhandlung über Bäder und Mineralquellen, besonders des Elsass und deren Anwendungen. Melchior Sebisch (1578-1674) war Strassburger Arzt aus einer über mehrere Generationen in Strassburg tätigen Medizinerfamilie. - Titel laienhaft eingehängt mit wenig Bild- und Textverlust. Durchgehend etwas gewellt, wasser- und moderfleckig.

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        Annales oder Gründliche Beschreibung der fürnembsten geschichten unnd Thaten, welche sich in gantzer Helvetia, ... bis auff das 1627 Jahr ... verlaufen.

      Folio. 6 n.n. Bl., 672 S., 10 n.n. Bl.; 4 n.n. Bl., 580 (recte 582) S., 9 Bl. Schlichter Pergamentband der Zeit mit späterem Papierrückenschild. 2 Teile in 1 Band. Haller IV, 443. - Lonchamp 1801. - Erste Ausgabe. - 1631 erschien ein Anhang (S. 581-596, recte 583-598) mit Nachträgen bis 1630 mit einem Kupfertitel. - Vorwort fehlt im 1. Teil Wenige Bl. mit Wasserrand. Letztes Bl. Corrigenda mit einer alt unterlegten Fehlstelle ausserhalb des Textes.

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        Of the State of Europe. XIIII.Bookes, containing the Historie, and relation of the many provinces hereof

      Oxford: Henry Cripps, 1627 An extremely rare and interesting account of European states as they were in 1627. In new full leather binding with raised bands and gilt titles to spine. It is missing some preliminaries including probably the main title page. The title page remaining has had a paper repair and has been much written on over the centuries. There is a clear signature from 1859 but all others have been crossed out. The preface is a dedication from the author to the Bishop of Lincoln. The text is then divided into the 14 books each paginated separately. Books I to III cover England and Wales; Book IIII covers Scotland; V - VII Spain; VIII - X France; XI - XIIII (part) - Germany; and the remainder of XIIII covers Switzerland, Netherland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Croatia and and Dalmatia. Each book has a woodcut header and a woodcut decoration to the intial letter. There is also woodcut decoration to the ends of sections. The contents are generally clean and bright, although there is some browning to the edge of pages (Book I is particularly affected by this) and occasional spotting. There are occasional old notes in ink.

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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).

      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. 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).

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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

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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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        Ephemeris Parliamentaria; or a Faithful Register Of the Transactions in Parliament . . . Containing The severall Speeches, Cases, and Arguments of Law transacted between his Majesty and Houses [in 1627 and 1628] [etc.]. Wing F2422. Folio

      The historical record of one of the most momentous of all English parliaments, leading to the Petition of Right of 1628, arranged chronologically, with much by Coke, Digges, Littleton, Selden, and others reported in the great constitutional debates. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, later unlettered label, one blank defective and laid in, else a very good, clean copy. Printed for John Williams and Francis Eglesfield [etc.], London, 1654.

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        Itenerarium Galliae, Ita accommodatum, ut eius ductu mediocri tempore tota Gallia obiri, Anglia & Belgium adiri possint: nec bis terve ad eadem loca rediri oporteat: notatis cuiuscunque loci quas vocant deliciis. Cum appendice de Burdigala.

      Genevae, Chouët, 1627. (24) + 476 + (18) p. Engraved title-page. Contemproray vellum. 14,5 X 8,5 cm. Bookplate on inner front board. Inner hinges partly broken. Previous owner´s inscription cut out on page before title-page.. Author´s real name is J. Zinzerling

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        Concetti scritturali intorno alla desiderata historia de gli stupendi miracoli della Madonna del Sasso di Casentino. [...] Del m.r.p. priore f. Antonio Paoli, e dati in luce dal r.p. lettore f. Gio. Vincenzio Paoli domenicano.

      In Firenze, per Pietro Ceccarelli, 1627, in-8 piccolo. leg. coeva in piena pergamena floscia (controsguardie rifatte), pp. [16], 196, [36]. Ottime condizioni. Molto raro: solo un esemplare censito ad oggi in ICCU (alla Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma). Manca al Moreni.

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        The Invasions of England and Ireland

      Pope'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'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's Battle Maps. Skelton p56/ p212)

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        Pontificale Romanum Clementis VIII. Pont. Max. Iussu Restitutum atque editum. Nunc primum Typis Plantinianis emendatius recusum

      Antwerp: Plantin Press, Balthasar Moretus & the Widow of Joannes Moretus, & Ioannes Meursius, 1627., 1627. folio. pp. 4 p.l., 512, [2 leaves]. printed in red & black throughout in double columns. engraved frontis. (cut round & mounted) & engraved title vignette. woodcut ornaments & initials & woodcut printer's device at end. music in text. contemporary morocco, all edges gilt double-fillet panel border on covers with corner ornaments, another double-fillet border near edges, the spine with double-fillet horizonal lines at head & foot, 4 double-fillet vertical lines, the inner lines with corner ornaments (joints just starting, corners worn, covers with some stains & small patches wanting - a larger one filled in, spine with a few nicks, lacking front free-endpaper, upper & outer margins of title renewed, light dampstain to extreme outer edge of a few leaves, but overall an appealing copy, the interior in very good condition). The Pontifical contains the rites that a Bishop follows in the performance of his functions, including the conferring of confirmation and Holy Orders. This revision by Pope Clement VIII was first published in 1596.. Hardcover.

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        Tabulae Rudolphinae, quibus astronomicae scientiae temporum longinquitate collapsae restauratio Continetur

      Ulm: Jonas Saur, 1627. 2 parts in one volume. Folio(13 2/8 x 9 inches). Roman and italic types, double column, printed shoulder notes (without sectional title-page to part 2 and "Sportula genethliacis") (occasional spotting). Engraved allegorical frontispiece of the Temple of Urania with astronomers, by George Celer after Kepler, LARGE ENGRAVED FOLDING MAP OF THE WORLD (27 x 15 2/8 inches to the neat line) (supplied), a few woodcut text diagrams, including a full-page of diagrams on k3v, woodcut initials. Eighteenth-century vellum (some worming). Provenance: Contemporary scholarly marginalia throughout (occasionally close-cropped affecting the text). First edition, second issue INCLUDING THE CELEBRATED WORLD-MAP "Nova orbis terrarum delineation", which was "conceived by the German cartographer Philip Eckebrecht at the request of his friend Johann Kepler" (Shirley), to be used with his "Tabulae Rudolphinae", engraved at Nuremberg by J.P. Walch and dated 1630 (but perhaps issued later). On his deathbed in 1601, Tycho Brahe urged Kepler to complete his long-projected astronomical tables, to be based on Tycho's mass of astronomical observations and named after their patron Rudolph II. As Brahe's successor in the post of imperial mathematician, Kepler's principal task was the preparation of these improved astronomical tables. He worked on them for years, with frequent interruptions. "In his own eyes Kepler was a speculative physicist and cosmologist; to his imperial employers he was a mathematician charged with completing Tycho's planetary tables. He spent most of his working years with this task hanging as a burden as well as a challenge; ultimately it provided the chief vehicle for the recognition of his astronomical accomplishments" (DSB). When the work was finally ready for the press in 1624, there were further delays, not least the arrival of the Counter-Reformation in Linz, where Kepler was living and had planned to have the work printed. The edition was finally printed in Ulm, under Kepler's close supervision, in an edition of 1000 copies. "In excusing the long delay in publication... [Kepler] mentioned in the preface [page 6] 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 diffiult to calculate, since mine was the first attempt'" (DSB). The greatly improved accuracy of Kepler's tables over previous planetary tables was due not only to his adherence to the Copernican system and his discovery of the laws of planetary motion, but also to the "happy calamity," as he put it, of his initiation into logarithms, through the intermediary of a small book by Benjamin Ursinus (the "Cursus mathematici practice", Cologne 1618) which reproduced Napier's tables of 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 "constituted a strong endorsement of the Copernican system, and insured the tables' dominance in the field of astronomy throughout the seventeenth century" (Norman). Caspar 79; Houzeau & Lancaster 12754; Norman 1208; Shirley 335; Zinner 5063.. Book.

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        HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAINE UNDER THE CONQUESTS OF YE ROMANS, SAXONS, DANES, AND NORMANS. THEIR ORIGINAL MANNERS, HABITS,WARRES, COINES AND SEALES, WITH THE SUCCESSIONS

      , LINES, ACTS, AND ISSUES OF THE ENGLISH MONARCHS, FROM JULIUS CAESAR TO OUR MOST SOUVERAIGNE KING JAMES. London: George Humble at the Whit horse, 1627. Second edition. [x], 155-798,pages; 799-828, leaves; 829-921, pages, [3], [46] pp. Hardcover. Folio size. Brown Professionally rebacked full calf. Boards stamped with gilt device at center; English style borders with tassels. This was published as a continuation of SpeedÕs famous ÒTheatre of Great Britain.Ó The pagination is continuous in the two volumes. Armorial bookplate, some very light soiling, overall, very good. Very good/No dust jacket. (Oversized - extra shipping charges apply)

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        A Relation of a Journey begun An. Dom. 1610. Foure Books. Containing a description of the Turkish Empire, of Aegypt, of the Holy Land, of the remote parts of Italy, and Islands adioyning

      London: Robt. Allot, 1627. Third Edition. Folio. Engraved title page after Francis Delaram, one double-page map, one folding engraved plate (often lacking) and 47 engravings in the text. Title, folding plate, and a few of the text engravings have been colored (at later date?). Contemporary calf, rebacked, corners restored, covers with central gilt arabesque within double gilt-fillet borders, floral cornerpieces. Covers a little rubbed, gilt is somewhat faded, text is slightly waterstained throughout. Still, a good, sound copy. STC 21728 . Sandys' wonderfully illustrated classic was first published in 1615, followed by the second edition of 1621, and here again, a year after his famous translation of Ovid was published

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        Dissertationum de acidulis sectiones duae. In quarum priore agitur de acidulis in genere: in posteriore vero de alsatiae acidulis in specie. Ita adornatae, ut etiam aliaru(m) thermarum usui, sive bibantur, sive foris applicentur, plurimum in servire queant.

      8°. 12 n.n. Bl., 713 S., 4 n.n. S. Index. Mit einem gestochenen Titel. Pergamentband der Zeit mit geprägtem Rückenschild und gestochenem Exlibris auf dem Innendeckel. Krivatsy 10779. - VD17 23:296072C. - Erste Ausgabe. Abhandlung über Bäder und Mineralquellen, besonders des Elsass und deren Anwendungen. Melchior Sebisch (1578-1674) war Strassburger Arzt aus einer über mehrere Generationen in Strassburg tätigen Medizinerfamilie. - Titel laienhaft eingehängt mit wenig Bild- und Textverlust. Durchgehend etwas gewellt, wasser- und moderfleckig.

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        La Pyrothecnie, ov Art dv Fev, contenant dix Livres. Avs Qvels est amplement traicté de toutes sortes & diuersité de minieres, fusions & separations de metaux: des formes & moules pour ietter artilleries, cloches & toutes autres figures: distillations, des mines (etc. etc.)

      A Rouen, Iacques Cailloüe, 1627. 4to. Cont. full vellum. Spine w. a gilt green title-label. Title-page lightly browned and with a small rubberstamp. A few marginal dampstains. One leaf repaired in a corner. A fine, well preserved copy (4), (456), (4) pp. Having 84 large woodcut-illustrations in the text (each ab. 1/3 page large), showing apparatus and equipment for chemistry, mining, fireworks, metallurgy etc.. Fourth French edition of this much-quoted work, mainly dealing with metallurgy (as the title in 16th-century Italian meant metallurgy) and all sorts of combustible materials, including fireworks e.g.: chapter IX, The Manner of compounding various incendiary compositions which are commonly called fireworks, chapter X, Methods of preparing fireworks called Girondoles, which were once customarily used in some Tuscan cities for magnificent displays for public Festivities on Solomon Feast Days. "Biringuccio's reputation derives from a single work, his Pirotechnica, published in 1540...As the first comprehensive account of the fire-using arts to be printed, the Pirotechnica is a prime source of many practical aspects of inorganic chemistry. Biringuccio emphasizes the adaptation of minerals and metals to use - their alloying, working, and especially the art of casting, of which he writes in great detail. The Pirotechnia contains eighty three woodcuts, the most useful being those depicting furnaces for distillation, bellows, mechanisms, and devices for boring cannon and drawing wire." (DBS II:142). - Chris Philip. A Bibliography of Firework Books. B 110

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