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

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

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        L'instruction du roy en l'exercice de monter a cheval. [.] Le tout enrichy de grandes figures en taille douce, representant les vrayes & naïfves actions des hommes & des chevaux en tous les airs, & maneiges, courses de bague.ensemble les figures des brides, les plus necessaires à cet usage, desseignees & gravees par Crispian de Pas le jeune.

      Paris Pierre Rocolet 1627 - Folio (38.5 x 26 cm), engraved frontispiece Louis XIII, double-page engraved title dated 1629 (as in the second edition), printed title dated 1627 (second edition), divsion de tout l'oeuvre leaf, au Roy leaf, engraved portrait of Pluvinel engraved portrait of Menou with verse beneath and privilege du Roy to verso, 207 pp divided into three parts (1-70; 71-115, 117-207) as in the first edition, 58 double-page engraved plates mostly by de Passe, nineteenth century mottled calf gilt, covers ruled in gilt, spine in six compartments, morocco lettering-piece to second, others gilt, lightly rubbed, raised bands, all edges gilt, short splits to a few folds (plates 12, 14, 22, 35, 40), plate 36 with longer split into image, crease to plate 3, occasional trivial spotting or staining, a very good example. This copy with the title-pages for the second edition but the text to the first. With 58 engraved plates (compared with first edition 60 plates, second edition 51 plates). Antoine de Pluvinel, 1555-1620, was one of the most famous stable masters in France. He gained experience in the most famous Academies in Italy during a period of six years. Under Henri IV of France he given control of the Grandes Ecuries and was made a gentleman of the Chamber and Deputy Governor to the Dauphin. In 1594 Pluvinel founded his own Academie in Paris. Pluvinel, passionate about horses and equitation from an early age, went as a boy to Italy where he frequented the most illustrious academies and was eventually regarded as the finest riding master of his day. He was brought back to France by the Master of Horse of Charles IX and served him and his brother Henri III who showered him with honours. He made his transition to the Bourbon kings with ease and in 1594 opened his academy which taught not only horsemanship but also mathematics. This work, first published in Utrecht in 1625, contains Pluvinel's definitive text, compared to the incomplete version which originally appeared in 1623 under the title Le Maneige Royal. Cf. Dejager 166 & 167; Cf Menessier, II, 329-330; Cf. Mellon/Podeschi 21. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Beutelschneider/ Oder Neue/ wahrhaffte/ und eigentliche Beschreibung Der Diebs Historien. 2 vols.

      Frankfurt, In Verlegung Wilhelmi Fitzers, 1627, 8, (8), 644 PP., (8), 364 pp. 2 Titel- und 7 Textkupfer, Pergamenteinband d.Zt. 2 Textblätter faksimiliert, vereinzelt zarter Wasserrand, trotz der Mängel feines Exemplar. Sehr seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe nicht zu verwechseln mit der von ULB Halle, als erste Ausgabe ausgewiesenen Ausgabe mit dem Imprint "Erstlich gedruckt zu Frankfurt/ 1627." (siehe Pon IIk 3854 (1/2)).Der Titel lautet: "Beutelschneider/ Oder Newe/ warhaffte/ und eigentliche Beschreibung Der Diebs Historien : Darinnen Der Beutelschneider/ Diebe/ und Rauber Arglistigkeit/ Verschlagenheit/ Bossen/ Rencke/ und Tücke/ auch was sie für wunderbarliche seltzame Diebsgriffe/ Practicken und Fündlein erdacht/ gebraucht/ unnd ... in Franckreich gestifftet und begangen haben. In sonderlichen waarhafften Historien vor Augen gestellet ... Auß dem Frantzösischen in die Hochteutsche Sprach ubersetzt /" [François de Calvi] -und "Beutelschneyder. Das ist: Newe/ warhaffte und/ eygentliche Beschreybung der DiebsHistorien : Ander Theil. Darinnen der Beutelschneyder/ Diebe und Rauber arglistigkeit ... gebraucht ... In sonderlichen ... Historien vor Augen gestellet .. Itzunder erstlich auß dem Frantzösischen in die Teutsche Sprach ubersetzet".Zahlreiche Paginierungsfehler im 'Anderen Theil': 164 (172) 165 (173) 176 (168) 169 (177) 172 (180) 173 (181) 176 (184) 177 (185) 180 (188) 181 (189) 184 (192) 185 (193) 189 (197) 200 (100) 201 (101) 204 (104) 205 (105) 208 (108).François de Calvi Verf. ermittelt in: Holzmann-Bohatta. Bd. 1, S. 224Bibliogr. Nachweis in : Bircher, Dt. Drucke des Barock, A 4070 - 4071 VD17 32:675036E , VD17 32:675037N

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        Portrait of Andries Bicker

      Bust portrait of Andries Bicker, doctor and burgomaster of Amsterdam in 1627. Below eight lines of text in Dutch by Vondel. Signed on the bottom of the portrait: 'B. van der Helst Pinx.' and 'I. van Vilsteren fecit 1756' Mezzotint and engraving on paper, trimmed to plate mark; total: 168 x 108 mm; Wurzbach 3, Van Someren 439a

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        A THANKFULL REMEMBRANCE of Gods Mercie In an Historical Collection of the Great and Mercifull Deliverances of the Church and State of England Since the Gospell Beganne Here to Flourish from the Beginning of Queene Elizabeth

      Printed by M. Fletcher for Robert Mylbourne and Humphrey Robinson, 1627. 3rd edn revised. 8vo. Rebound in later full calf, poorly rebacked in calf with spine label (edges rather rubbed). Pp. 291, illus with engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait of author and 21 woodcuts in text (inner hinges reinforced with tape; previous owner's engraved armorial bookplate on front paste-down).

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        JOHANN VON GÖTZ (auch: JOHANN VON GÖTZEN, 1599-1645 gefallen in der Schlacht bei Jankau) Graf, kaiserlicher Generalfeldmarschall im Dreißigjährigen Krieg, Oberst und Statthalter von Rügen, 1630 richteten seine Truppen das "Pasewalker Blutbad" an, in der Götz'schen Armee auch der einfache Musketier Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen

      - Brief (1 S. gr. folio, leicht gebräunt, gering fleckig, kleines rotes Wachssiegel) mit Ort, Datum, Unterschrift signiert Königslutter, 11.01.1627 - an den Amtsverwalter von Ambtleben. Befehl, bei Strafe von 100 Reichsthalern, Gerste und Butter nach Königslutter zu schaffen. (dito : Brief (1 S. quer 8°, eng beschrieben, 3 kleine rote Wachssiegel) mit Ort, Datum, eigenhändiger Empfehlungsformel und Unterschrift signiert Villingen, 11. ?.1638 - an den Herzog von Lothringen. (= Karl IV. (* 5. April 1604 in Nancy ; ? 18. September 1675 in Allenbach ) war rechtmäßiger Herzog von Lothringen und Bar von 1625 bis 1675) Vorschlag betreffend des weiteren Vorgehens gegen den Feind bei Breisach und Neuburg. EUR 1250,-) (BEILAGE: alte Katalogbeschreibung zu beiden Stücken. // Die Belagerung von Breisach begann im Mai 1638 und endete am 17. Dezember 1638 mit der Übergabe der Festung . Sie ging in die Militärgeschichte ein, da zahlreiche Entsatzversuche fehlschlugen. Am 19. Mai gelang es der Reiterei des Johann von Götzen , 500 Säcke mit Mehl sowie Verstärkung in die Festung zu bringen. Am 7. August marschierte ein Entsatzheer von 18.500 unter Federigo Savelli und Johann von Götzen von Offenburg in Richtung Breisach. Bernhard nahm 13.000 Mann und zog dem Tross entgegen. Bei Wittenweiher kam es zur Schlacht , und die Kaiserlichen wurden vernichtend geschlagen. (Wiki)) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Dieci libri di pensieri diversi [..] aggiuntovi nuovamente il decimo libro del paragone de gl'ingegni antichi e moderni con altri varij quesiti.

      Aappresso Marcantonio Brogiollo, 1627. In-4? (cm. 21,2), legatura in p. pergamena coeva rimontata con titolo anticamente ms. al dorso; pp. [96] 679 [1] in buono stato, con emblema araldico in rame al frontespizio, capilettera e testatine in legno; lievi fioriture sparse, ossidazione al margine inferiore di poche carte centrali, minuscoli segni di tarlo al margine inferiore di un solo fascicolo finale senza fastidio. Prima edizione definitiva di quest'opera famosa per le notizie di carattere magico, alchemico, astronomico, zoologico, botanico: una vera enciclopedia di erudizione intemperante e bizzarra, preceduta da un vastissimo indice. Cfr. Gamba, 2098. Buon esemplare.

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        Law, or, a discourse thereof, in foure bookes. Written in French by Sir Henrie Finch Knight, his Maiesties Serieant at Law. And done into English by the same author.

      London printed for the Societie of Stationers 1627 - 8vo., (8) + 496 + 499 - 506 + (16)pp., including the first and final blanks, with a very slight old waterstain on first three or four leaves and occasionally elsewhere, contemporary calf, ruled in blind, skilfully and appropriately rebacked and restored, the spine with raised bands, and title label. A very good copy indeed. First edition in English. STC 10871. Sweet & Maxwell I, p.238 #10. A classic text in English law. Sir Henry Finch (1558-1625), serjeant-at-law, was engaged with Bacon, Noy, and others on an abortive attempt at codifying the statute law. His main work was Nomotechnia> (1613) in four books, treating of jurisprudence, common law, procedure, and special jurisdictions. It was in law French. The present 1627 book is the first edition in English of Nomotechnia> 'but a different version of the [French] text. 'As an exposition of the common law it was not superseded, on common law, until Blackstone, and on jurisprudence, until Austin'. [Walker, Oxford Companion,> p.471. 'The English version is the product of second thoughts, and a great improvement upon the French; and it is obviously the version that has influenced subsequent writers. . Finch's book is a pioneer book of the institutes of English law.' [Holdsworth H.E.L. V.pp.399-400]. 'Finch's Law>, till the publication of Blackstone's Commentaries,> was regarded as the best elementary book to be placed in the hands of the law students. It is one of the few attempts that have been made to reduce the common law into system; and the author prided himself very much upon having accomplished so difficult a task, as appears from the dedication to King James. His definitions were exact, his style concise and nervous, and his illustrations clear and authentic. Most of the valuable parts of Finch are incorporated in Blackstone's Commentaries.> [Sweet & Maxwell I, p.238]. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Emblemata Amatoria

      Venice: Sarcinea, 1627. Early Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Fair Condition. Contemporary full vellum, a bit soiled but sound and attractive. Lacking the title and pages 5/6, 15/16, 137/138, and 191/192. 75 emblems, various mostly minor faults, with scattered stains and soiling, a few pen notes, a tear without loss on page 7/8, a few tears to corners and margins with loss but not touching emblems, tear to image with no loss on 193, mostly clean and with good images. A reasonable and largely complete copy of a very scarce emblem book modeled after those of Vaenius and Heinsius. 3-4, 7-14, 17-136, 139-190, 193-201, (3) with the colophon and rear endpaper. Size: 16mo . Previous owner's book-plate on endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046442.

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        Perusia

      Leida 1627 - Veduta tratta dal Nova et accurata Italiae Hodiernae descriptio, atlante e libro di città esclusivamente dedicato alla penisola. L’opera consta di 31 carte geografiche e 67 vedute o piante di città, ed è edita a Leida da Jodocus Hondius II nel 1627. Le carte derivano dal Atlas Minor del Mercator, mentre le vedute sono basate sui modelli ideati dal Valegio e da Braun & Hogenberg. Incisioni in rame, finemente colorate a mano, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bibliografia: Cremonini p.23/25, 18. View taken from "Nova et accurata Italiae Hodiernae descriptio", a city book and atlas entirely dedicater to the Peninsula. The work consists of 31 geographic maps and 67 views or city plans; it has been published in Leyden by Jodocus Hondius II in 1627. The maps derive from Marcator's Atlas Minor, while the views are based on Valegio's and Braun & Hogenberg's models. Copper engravings, fine hand colour, in excellent condition. Dimensioni 232 175mm

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        Gelyana de-Yuhanan kadisha], id est, Apocalypsis Sancti Iohannis, ex manuscripto exemplari è bibliotheca clariss. viri Josephi Scaligeri deprompto, edita charactere Syro, & Ebræo, cum versione Latina, & notis, opera & studio Ludouici de Dieu.

      Leiden Elzevir press 1627 - Small quarto; [20], 211, [I]. Contemporary full speckled calf, double blind ruling to the boards, the spine with raised bands, plain compartments. Slight rubbing edges, endpapers browned, binders waste comprising Greek/Latin biblical text to the pastedowns. Slightly dusty title pages, which is partially rubricated. A VG copy indeed. This is printing of the biblical Revelation printed in Syriac, Hebrew, Latin and Greek text. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reisen in Syrien, Palästina und der Gegend des Berges Sinai. Aus dem Englischen. Herausgegeben und mit Anmerkungen begleitet von Wilhelm Gesenius.

      2 Bände. Mit 7 lithograph und gest. gefalt. Tafeln und einigen Textholzschnitten. 1 Bl., X, 542 S., 1 Bl. 1 Bl., X, SS. (545)-1104. Neuere blaue HLdr.-Bde. Neue Bibliothek der wichtigsten Reisebeschreibungen, Bde. 34 u. 38. - Embacher 57 Engelmann 152 Henze I, 406f. Ibrahim-Hilmy I, 106 Kainbacher3 66, 4 Röhricht 1627 Tobler 141 vgl. Weber 107. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - "Sorgfältige vorbereitung, kenntnis der arabischen sprache, ein unbefangener blick, nüchterne beobachtung und ausserste genugsamkeit zeichnen den Burckhardt aufs vortheilhafteste aus... Ihm verdankt die gelehrte republik eine reihe von entdeckungen... Dieser forscher ist in vieler hinsicht das muster eines reisenden" (Tobler). - Mit hebräischem Exlibris Elias Auerbach. - Tls. etwas gebräunt bzw braunfleckig.

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        A collection of curious travels & voyages. In two tomes. The first containing Dr. Leonhart Rauwolff's itinerary into the Eastern countries ... The second taking in many parts of Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt, Arabia Felix, and Petræa, Ethopia, the Red-Sea, &c. ... To which are added, three catalogues of such trees, shrubs, and herbs as grow in the Levant.London, printed for R. Smith and B. Walford, printers to the Royal Society, 1693. 2 "tomes" (the first in 2 "parts") in 1 volume as intended. 8vo. With 2 small woodcuts in the text. Contemporary sprinkled calf, gold-tooled spine, blind-tooled boards.

      Blackmer 1397; Cat. Lindley Lib. 365; Hünersdorff, pp. 1225-1226; Keynes, John Ray 92. First edition of a highly interesting collection of voyages to and in the Middle East and North Africa, edited and translated by the great English botanist John Ray (1627-1705), also a pioneer of classification systems in general. Volume one contains the first English translation of Leonard Rauwolf's Aigentliche Beschreibung der Raiß ... inn die Morgenländer (1582), describing his travels in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, the Holy Land and the Ottoman Empire. Rauwolf was the first Western traveller to describe coffee, and his description played an important role in the introduction of coffee into Europe. The second volume contains extracts from accounts of travels in the Middle East and North Africa by Pierre Belon, John Greaves, George Wheeler, Thomas Smith and some others. It includes a narrative of a caravan journey from Cairo to Mecca, a journey through Arabia and a detailed description of Mecca. Added are three catalogues by Ray of Oriental plants growing in Syria, Crete and Egypt, as well as the 3-page "Catalogue of books printed for, and are[!] to be sold by Sam. Smith and Benj. Walford, ... 1693.", not in all copies. With several owner's inscriptions and bookplates. All but the first few and last few quires somewhat browned, occasional faint water stains, otherwise in good condition. Interesting collection of voyages, compiled by the great botanist John Ray.

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        Gêlyânâ dè Yuhannân quddîsâ id est, Apocalypsis Sancti Johannis, ex manuscripto exemplari è bibliotheca ... Josephi Scaligeri ... edita charactere Syro, & Ebraeo, cum versione latina, & notis, ...Leiden, Bonaventura and Abraham Elzevier, 1627. 4to (20.5 x 15.5 cm). With title in an ornamental, architectural woodcut frame. Set in serto Syriac, meruba Hebrew, Greek and roman types, with incidental estrangela Syriac and italic. Contemporary or near contemporary vellum.

      Darlow & Moule 8962; Rahir 230; Smitskamp, Phil. orientalia 303; Willems 269. The first edition of any early text of the Book of Revelations in the ancient Syriac language, a book that had been lacking in the manuscripts followed by the earlier Syriac New Testaments. It is also the first book the Elzeviers printed with Syriac or any other "oriental" type, their earlier forays into printing with non-Latin types having been limited to Greek and Hebrew. The main text is set in two columns, with the Syriac text set in Syriac type on the outside and the Syriac text set in Hebrew type on the inside, an aid to scholars less familiar with the Syriac script. Two columns in smaller type at the foot provide the original Greek text and a literal Latin translation of the Syriac. The whole is well printed and laid out, showing why the Elzeviers were quickly gaining a reputation as the leading scholarly printers and publishers.In fine condition and with large margins. The binding is very slightly rubbed but still very good. A fine copy of an important work of biblical scholarship and a showpiece of the Elzevier's press at the beginning of its golden age.

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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: probably from the library of Ismaël Boulliau, (1605 – 1694), French astronomer, with his meticulous 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). Annotated throughout, probably by an astronomer and mathematician, probably the French astronomer Ismael Boulliau, contemporary and friend of other probably more celebrated astronomers Pierre Gassendi, Christiaan Huygens, Marin Mersenne, and Blaise Pascal, and an active supporter of Galileo Galilei and Nicolaus Copernicus. He is best remembered for his "Astronomia philolaica", published in 1645, in which he supports Kepler's hypothesis that the planets travel in elliptical orbits around the Sun, but argued against the physical theory the latter had proposed to explain them, proposing instead an inverse square law for gravitation, long before the idea was advocated by Newton.. Caspar 79; Houzeau & Lancaster 12754; Norman 1208; Shirley 335; Zinner 5063. Catalogued by Kate Hunter.

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        A collection of curious travels & voyages. In two tomes. The first containing Dr. Leonhart Rauwolff's itinerary into the Eastern countries ... The second taking in many parts of Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt, Arabia Felix, and Petræa, Ethopia, the Red-Sea, &c. ... To which are added, three catalogues of such trees, shrubs, and herbs as grow in the Levant.London, printed for R. Smith and B. Walford, printers to the Royal Society, 1693. 2 "tomes" (the first in 2 "parts") in 1 volume as intended. 8vo. With 2 small woodcuts in the text. Contemporary sprinkled calf, gold-tooled spine, blind-tooled boards.

      Blackmer 1397; Cat. Lindley Lib. 365; Hünersdorff, pp. 1225-1226; Keynes, John Ray 92. First edition of a highly interesting collection of voyages to and in the Middle East and North Africa, edited and translated by the great English botanist John Ray (1627-1705), also a pioneer of classification systems in general. Volume one contains the first English translation of Leonard Rauwolf's Aigentliche Beschreibung der Raiß … inn die Morgenländer (1582), describing his travels in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, the Holy Land and the Ottoman Empire. Rauwolf was the first Western traveller to describe coffee, and his description played an important role in the introduction of coffee into Europe. The second volume contains extracts from accounts of travels in the Middle East and North Africa by Pierre Belon, John Greaves, George Wheeler, Thomas Smith and some others. It includes a narrative of a caravan journey from Cairo to Mecca, a journey through Arabia and a detailed description of Mecca. Added are three catalogues by Ray of Oriental plants growing in Syria, Crete and Egypt, as well as the 3-page "Catalogue of books printed for, and are[!] to be sold by Sam. Smith and Benj. Walford, ... 1693.", not in all copies. With several owner's inscriptions and bookplates. All but the first few and last few quires somewhat browned, occasional faint water stains, otherwise in good condition. Interesting collection of voyages, compiled by the great botanist John Ray.

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        Urbinum

      Leida 1627 - Veduta tratta dal Nova et accurata Italiae Hodiernae descriptio, atlante e libro di città esclusivamente dedicato alla penisola. L’opera consta di 31 carte geografiche e 67 vedute o piante di città, ed è edita a Leida da Jodocus Hondius II nel 1627. Le carte derivano dal Atlas Minor del Mercator, mentre le vedute sono basate sui modelli ideati dal Valegio e da Braun & Hogenberg. Incisioni in rame, finemente colorate a mano, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bibliografia: Cremonini p.23/25, 18. Map taken from the "Nova et accurata Italiae Hodiernae descriptio", an atlas and book dedicated entirely to the Peninsula. The work contains 31 maps and 67 city plans or views and has been printed in Leyden by Jodocus Hondius II in 1627. The maps are realized after the Atlas Minor of Mercator, while the views are inspired to the models of Valegio and Braun & Hogenberg. Copperplate, fine hand colour, in excellent condition. Dimensioni 242 175mm

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        Holy Iland. Garnsey. Farne. Jarsey; 1627 John Speed Map of the British Islands

      London: Bassett & Chiswell, 1627. unbound. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 15" x 20" This uncommon 1627 map by John Speed features four separate islands on a single sheet. To the left are the Holy Island and the Farne Islands, located just off the northeast coast of England in the North Sea (here identified as the German Ocean). The right half of the sheet features the Guernsey and Jersey Islands in the British Channel. Each quartered map includes a title cartouche, a compass rose and mileage scale. The waters surrounding the islands are beautifully rendered in a distinct style while the islands themselves show significant detail with individual buildings, forts, windmills, towns and topography noted. The bottom center features a cartouche with two cherubs holding the coat of arms of Charles I as Duke of York. Engraved by Joducus Hondius. The map is in good condition with some foxing and minor wear along the original centerfold. Verso repair along edges with tape residue visible on recto. Creasing near lower left corner with verso repair. John Speed (1552-1629), born in Cheshire and a tailor by profession until he was 50, is widely considered to be the most famous English cartographer of the 17th century. He is noted for placing England in the mainstream of map publishing, an industry which was at the time dominated by the Dutch. His atlas "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine" contained the first set of individual county maps of England and Wales, as well as significant town plans that are in many cases the first visual records of their subjects. This map of the Islands is a wonderful example of his work. Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) was the founder of a prolific map publishing business, which helped to propel the Dutch to lead the Golden Age of cartography. When Jodocus the elder died in 1612, his wife Colette ran the business until their sons came of age to join the firm. During this time, their daughter Elisabeth married Johannes Jansson and the two of them helped Colette run the business. Jodocus & Colette's youngest son, Henricus Hondius (1597-1651) later ran the business along with his extended family.

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        Law, or, a discourse thereof, in foure bookes. Written in French by Sir Henrie Finch Knight, his Maiesties Serieant at Law. And done into English by the same author.

      London, printed for the Societie of Stationers. 1627. 8vo., (8) + 496 + 499 - 506 + (16)pp., including the first and final blanks, with a very slight old waterstain on first three or four leaves and occasionally elsewhere, contemporary calf, ruled in blind, skilfully and appropriately rebacked and restored, the spine with raised bands, and title label. A very good copy indeed. First edition in English. STC 10871. Sweet & Maxwell I, p.238 #10. A classic text in English law. Sir Henry Finch (1558-1625), serjeant-at-law, was engaged with Bacon, Noy, and others on an abortive attempt at codifying the statute law. His main work was Nomotechnia> (1613) in four books, treating of jurisprudence, common law, procedure, and special jurisdictions. It was in law French. The present 1627 book is the first edition in English of Nomotechnia> 'but a different version of the [French] text. 'As an exposition of the common law it was not superseded, on common law, until Blackstone, and on jurisprudence, until Austin'. [Walker, Oxford Companion,> p.471. 'The English version is the product of second thoughts, and a great improvement upon the French; and it is obviously the version that has influenced subsequent writers. ..... Finch's book is a pioneer book of the institutes of English law.' [Holdsworth H.E.L. V.pp.399-400]. 'Finch's Law>, till the publication of Blackstone's Commentaries,> was regarded as the best elementary book to be placed in the hands of the law students. It is one of the few attempts that have been made to reduce the common law into system; and the author prided himself very much upon having accomplished so difficult a task, as appears from the dedication to King James. His definitions were exact, his style concise and nervous, and his illustrations clear and authentic. Most of the valuable parts of Finch are incorporated in Blackstone's Commentaries.> [Sweet & Maxwell I, p.238].

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        Valtellina)

      Francoforte 1627 - Carta geografica della Valtellina tratta dal "Ostreichischer Loberkrantz" di Schinborner e Lundorp pubblicato a Francoforte nel 1627-8. La mappa è comunemente detta "del Marchese di Couvre" che era il Generale al comando delle truppe francesi. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bibliografia: Scheffer , Cartografia antica della Rezia, 27 ; Bianchi, Valtellina, Valchiavenna e Grigioni sotto la lente. Antica cartografia dal XVI al XVIII secolo, 61. Dimensioni 350 240mm

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        Ferdinand Iii, Holy Roman Emperor Document Signed 5 September, 1627 1 Piece Folio, Docketed

      Ferdinand I I I , Holy Friedrich Wilhelm II, King of Prussia.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1627. Paper. (Estate of John F. Lewis). Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor. Document Signed. 5 September, 1627.1 piece. Folio, docketed. The manuscript above is one among many important manuscripts which John Frederick Lewis, a highly regarded philanthropist, lawyer, and early 20th-century collector, used as primary source material for a comprehensive genealogy of his forbears. His chronological narrative was meant to chart the various world-historical developments and circumstances which ultimately led to the confluence of Mr. Lewis' Continental ancestors and those of the Mayflower Colony, and it extended even to his own lifetime. Housed in altogether fifteen portfolio volumes, the project was the culmination of decades of painstaking research and discerning collecting of the highest order. Most of the manuscripts in Mr. Lewis' collection have not appeared at auction for a century, or more, as evidenced by the clipped catalog descriptions which accompany them; Signed by Author; 0 .

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        Nuevo Descubrimiento del Gran Cathayo, o Reynos de Tibet, en el ano 1624.:

      Madrid Luis Sanchez 1627 - The Portuguese Jesuit, Antonio de Andrade (1580-1634), was sent to India in 1600. Four years later, disguised as a Hindu, he joined a caravan of pilgrims travelling to Garhwal and crossed the Himalayan range to the temple of Badrinath. Despite losing his guide and porters Andrade continued in extreme conditions to Tsaparang where he was received by the ruler of Guge. Andrade was the first European to cross the Himalayan range, the first to enter Tibet, and the first to return with a description of the country, its people, and their religion. His account was first published in Lisbon in Portuguese in 1626 Cordier BS 2899; Streit V. 279 A very good copy handsomely bound in early 20th century full morocco.

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        Minshaei Emendatio vel a mendis Expurgation seu Augmentatio sui Ductoris in Linguas the Guide into Tongues

      

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        The Countie of Radnor described and the shyretownes situatione

      Described by Christopher Saxton, augmented and published by John Speed servant to his Majesty, and are to be sold in popes head alley by John Sudbury and George Humbell, [1627]. - Speed's map of Radnorshire Engraved map with hand colouring. A beautifully coloured map of the historic county of Radnorshire, now Powys, with an inset map of Radnor. John Speed (1552-1629) was the outstanding cartographer of his age. His 'Theatre of Great Britain' was the first atlas of the British Isles: Speed prepared the maps himself about two years before they were published. His maps and books dominated the seventeenth-century English market. The present map is taken from the 1627 English edition published by George Humble. 380 by 510mm. (15 by 20 inches). Chubb XXV.

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        Littletons Tenures in English, Lately Perused and Amended

      1627. Littleton's Tenures in English Littleton, Sir Thomas [1402-1481]. Littletons Tenures in English, Lately Perused and Amended. London: Printed for the Companie of Stationers, 1627. 142, [2] ff. Collates complete. Octavo (5-1/4" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary sheep with later calf rebacking, binding varnished, blind rules to boards, raised bands and gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed, early repair to front board. Some rubbing to joints and spine ends, corners somewhat worn, shallow scuffing to boards, hinges starting. Light toning to text, faint dampstaining and foxing to a few leaves, tiny tear to foot of title page mended with archival tape. Early doodles to front endleaves and title page, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. An appealing copy. * Written during the reign of Edward IV [1442-1483] and first published around 1481, Littleton's Tenures is probably the most revered treatise in the history of the common law. Much admired for its learning and style, it is concerned with tenures and other issues relating to real property. This venerable work, which Coke called "the ornament of the Common Law, and the most perfect and absolute work that ever was written in any humane science," is considered a landmark because it renounced the principles of Roman law (and Latin) in favor of guidelines and doctrines drawn from the Year Books and, when necessary, hypothetical cases. OCLC locates two copies in law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress). Holdsworth, A History of English Law II:573. English Short-Title Catalogue S108678.

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        HIERONYMI CARDANI, Mediolanensis, PROXENETA, seu De Prudentia ciuili Liber, Recens in lucem protractus vel è tenebris erutus.

      Leiden Elzevier 1627 - 12 Blätter (incl. gestochenem Titel), 767 Seiten. Remboîtage des originalen Buchblockes in einen passenden späteren Halblederband mit etwas Rückenvergoldung. (12,5 x 7,8 cm, bzw. 11,9 x 6,8 cm; Buchblock: 3,3 cm) 12°. Pieters 23 auf S. 92 ("Cet article est coté 14s de Holl. au catal. offic. des Elsev. de Leyde de 1644."). Siennicki S. 14. Willems 272 ("Réimprimé deux fois par les Elzevier de Leyde, sous le titre de Arcana politica, avec la date de 1635."). Brunet (Millot) S. 99. Minzloff S. 33. Winterthur 155. Vergl. Brunet V, col. 1718. Goldsmid I, 65. Rahir 233. Berghman (Supplément) 157 ("C'est dans ce volume qu'apparaissent pour la première fois la vignette au petit Solitaire et le cul-de-lampe à la tête de Méduse entre deux piques en sautoir. Nodier (Mélanges, p. 2) croit que le dernier figure au plus tôt dans le Salluste de 1634 (2e tir.); et Millot (Recherches, p.28) prétend qu'il ne remonte pas au delà de 1640, dans les Plinii Epistolæ et Panegyricus parus sous cette date."). Berghman 474. Socoloff I A 101. Copinger 786. Costabili 1776. Karl & Faber 30, 330. Lengertz 120. Thulins 148, 72. Phiebig 80. EHC 12.1627.Car.00 u. 01. Weddigen 044. Erstausgabe und Erstdruck, die von Bonaventura und Abraham Elzevir namentlich gezeichnete Widmung an den "Illustrissimo Domino D. Carolo Fayo. Baroni d'Espesses" ist auf den 1. September 1627 datiert. Der spätere Halblederband enthielt lt. Rückentitel ursprünglich des Lemnius "De Miraculis Naturae", der Block mit der Cardano-Erstausgabe wurde entsprechend passend geschnitten und mit allseitigem Rotschnitt versehen und darin eingehangen. Das Bändchen mit marmorierten Deckelbezügen und Filetenvergoldung auf dem Rücken ist insgesamt etwas berieben und bestoßen, besonders an den Kapitalen und Ecken. Der gestochene Titel mit gelöschtem Besitzvermerk wurde mittig hinterlegt, zwei Zeilen des darauf folgenden ersten Widmungsblattes blieben daran kleben, so daß es zu minimalem Textverlust kam. Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, einzelne Seiten stärker angestaubt. Auf Blatt 9 recto, über dem Inhaltsverzeichnis das fleuron Rahir 6, mit dem kleinen "non solus"-Emblem, hier zum ersten Mal überhaupt verwendet (vergl. Berghman im "Supplément" a.a.O.), eine Schmuckinitiale auf der ersten paginierten Seite, am Ende als Schlußvignette auf Seite 767 und hier zum ersten Mal verwendet "La tête de Méduse entre deux piques en sautoir" (Rahir 58) , von Berghman in den "Études" auf Seite 8 f beschrieben und als "Fig. 33" abgebildet. Aufden Seiten 153 und 172 je eine Abbildung im Holzschnitt. Das einzige Werk Cardanos, das sich philosophisch mit Politik befaßt, hier zum ersten Mal fünfzig Jahre nach seinem Tod (er lebte von 1501 bis 1576) nach dem Manuskript gedruckt. Provenienz: N.N., Weddigen Getilgter alter Besitz-, oder Zensurvermerk ("Prohiba ." [?]) im unteren weißen Rand des gestochenen Titels. Auf dem vorderen Innendeckel die handschriftlichen bibliographischen Angaben Weddigens. * Bitte fordern Sie bei Interesse unsere umfangreichen Anmerkungen an. * * Versand mit/ shipping with Deutsche Post oder/ or DHL. - Ask for more pics ! * 2500 gr.

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        Les Coustumes du Pays de Normandie, Anciens Ressorts & Enclaues d'Iceluy : Augmente du Style de Proceder Arrests & Annotations, sur l'Interpretation de la Coustume

      A Rouen: Martin le Mesgissier. Very Good. 1627. Hardback. 359, unpaginated, pp., contemporary full vellum, lettering in brown ink to spine, yapp edges, title page vignette, two additional title pages with vignettes, folding illustration of 'Arbor Consanguinitatis,' head and tail-pieces, binding firm, text in French language, a VG copy in the original vellum. ; 3.5" x 6" .

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        Entreé de Monseigneur Henry de Lorraine Marquis de Moy soubs le nom de Pirandre

      1627. "Acquaforte originale, firmata in lastra in basso a destra, stato unico. Della serie Le Combat a la Barrière. La serie venne realizzata per commemorare lo spettacolo, voluto dal duca Carlo IV di Lorena, nel suo palazzo a Nancy, verso la fine del 1626, in onore di sua cugina, la duchessa di Chevreuse, alla quale aveva dato asilo politico una volta che era stata scoperta la sua partecipazione al complotto contro Richelieu. Le 9 tavole rapresentano gli ingressi dei carri allegorici che trasportano i gentiluomini che si sfidano nel combattimento cavalleresco ""a la barriére"". Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, filigrana ""doppia C sovrapposta alla croce di Lorena"" (Lieure n.29), sottili margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione." Etching, signed at bottom right. From Le Combat a la Barrière. The prints in the Combat series were created to commemorate a tournament sponsored by Duke Charles IV of Lorraine, in his palace at Nancy, late in 1626, in honor of his beautiful cousin the Duchess of Chevreuse who was in exile in Lorraine after the discovery of her role in the plot against Richelieu. Excellent work, printed on contemporary laid paper with "double C ..." watermark (Lieure 29), trimmed to marginal line, in very good conditions. Lieure 581 ; Meaume 498 240 152

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        Instructio particularis circa conficiendos processus inquisitionis in qualitates eorum, qui promovendi sunt ad regimina Cathedralium, aut aliarum superiorum ecclesiarum vel monasteriorum [bound with] Commissionis processus pro titulo episcopali in partibus infidelium

      1627 - Inquisitorial imprint on the questioning of Priests, enhanced with a rare manuscript on the election of the bishop of San Juan. 1627 & 1837. Rome & San Juan. Typographia Rev. Camerae Apostolicae. 4to (262 x 192 mm). 1 ff. [manuscript], 8 pp. Later boards, possibly 19th century. Light foxing and browning, else very good. Very rare inquisitorial imprint, intended for the inquiry with regards to the qualities of those promoted to the government of a Cathedral, Churches, and Monasteries, following and explaining the questioning and particularities to be taken into account. The imprint is bound with a manuscript by a manuscript, given in Sancti Ioannis de Cuyo (the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan de Cuyo, Province of San Juan, in Argentina) entitled “Commissionis processus pro titulo episcopali in partibus infidelium”, made on the occasion of the election of Jose Manuel Eufragio Quiroga (1777 – 1852) to the Bishopric of San Juan de Cuyo. The manuscript preserves it´s paper blind-stamped seal in perfect condition. The Instructio is very rare, we could only trace copies at the following libraries: Newberry Library, Huntington Library, and three in German institutions. We couldn´t trace any copy of it having been offered in the market. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Bedfordshire

      Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, published by Bassett and Chiswell., c.1627. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Fine condition. Mounted size: 71.5 x 60 cm Size: 50 x 38.5 cm. (19½ x 15 inches) Speed's map of Bedfordshire embelished with four strapwork cartouches surrounding the town plan of Bedford, the coats of arms of the Earls and Dukes of Bedford, the title, commentary and the scale. First published in 1611, today the work of John Speed is regarded highly by map collectors, historians and artists, due to the intricate nature and artistic beauty of the maps.

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        De arte benemoriendi. Libri duo.

      Duaci (Douai), ex officina Belleri, 1627, - in-24, pp. (20), 380, (8), bella legatura in pella nocciola, duplice filetto ai piatti, al centro dei quali compaiono le armi di Mazzarino sormontate da un cimiero. L'opera apaprve per la prima volta nel 1620 ed è esemplificativa del nuovo concetto di morte che si diffonde a partire dal XVII secolo: la morte perde la sua carica emotiva attribuita all'istante del decesso ed acquisisce, al contempo, un nuovo status poiché è inscritta nella vita, ne è parte integrante. Il presente esemplare testimonia un precoce interesse per il colelzionismo del non ancora cardinale Mazzarino (1602-1661). Vinciana 4727, altre ediz. Guigard I, 328. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bedfordshire

      Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, published by Bassett and Chiswell. c.1627 - Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Size: 50 x 38.5 cm. (19½ x 15 inches) Fine condition. Mounted size: 71.5 x 60 cm Speed's map of Bedfordshire embelished with four strapwork cartouches surrounding the town plan of Bedford, the coats of arms of the Earls and Dukes of Bedford, the title, commentary and the scale. First published in 1611, today the work of John Speed is regarded highly by map collectors, historians and artists, due to the intricate nature and artistic beauty of the maps.

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        EYGENTLICHE UND VOLLKOMMENE HISTORISCHE BESCHREIBUNG DESS NIDERLANDISCHEN KRIEGS; DER NIEDERLANDISCHER HISTORIEN, ANDER THAIL; NIEDERLANDISCHER HISTORIEN DRITTER THEIL

      Amsterdam: Johan Jansons, 1627. 3 Volumes. 1627; 1627; 1640. Folio. 1152, [51]; 860, [28]; 693, [27]. Bound in contemporary vellum. Yapp fore-edges, original ties [?] kept. Engraved title pages. Illustrated with numerous portrait engravings and folding maps, all of which are in excellent condition. The text in double columns, some offsetting throughout leaves of text and to some of the engravings, sporadic foxing and sporadic light staining to the margins. Boards a little scuffed and discoloured around the edges. Volume three with vellum flap starting to separate at rear paste-down at the hinge, text block and binding remains firm and square. .

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        Placcaet ende ordonnantie opte wapeninge ende manninge vande schepen, soo ter coopvaerdye als visscherije, uytte Vereenighde Nederlanden over zee varende.Including: [drop-title:] Instructie voor de Co[m]missarisen in 't Vlije ende inde Sont, omme opsicht te hebben op de uyt-varende ende inkommende oostersche schepen, en[de] Noordt-Drunt ende Noordt-Caep-vaerders.The Hague, widow and heirs of Hillebrant Jacobsz. van Wouw, 1627. 4to. With woodcut arms of the States General on title-page. Sewn without supports and not bound.

      - Picarta (1 copy); WorldCat (same copy); cf. STCN (2 copies of 16 January 1627 ed.); Tiele, Pamfletten 2213; Wulp 2006. Second copy located of the only known edition of the third(?) revised version, promulgated on 17 March 1627, of a proclamation specifying the numbers, types and weights of cannons and other arms as well as the number of men and boys required for ships in various weight classes, covering (separately) both merchant ships and fishing ships (the latter would include whaling, though only herring fishery is explicitly mentioned). War with Spain had resumed at the end of the 12 Years' Truce in 1621, so that ships were always in danger of attack. An appendix, also dated 17 March 1627, gives instructions for the officials who were to oversee the Dutch shipping in the Øresund (between Denmark and Sweden) and the Vlie (between the islands off the coast of Friesland), as well as major centres elsewhere in the Netherlands. The only other copy we have located is in the Rotterdam Public Library.With a small worm hole through most leaves, a few faintly browned patches and one corner of 2 leaves torn off, not approaching the text. The sewing has come loose, so that the quires are no longer attached to each other. In good condition and trimmed only at the foot (and there only slightly).

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        L'instruction du roy en l'exercice de monter a cheval. [.] Le tout enrichy de grandes figures en taille douce, representant les vrayes & na

      Paris Pierre Rocolet 1627 - Folio (38.5 x 26 cm), engraved frontispiece Louis XIII, double-page engraved title dated 1629 (as in the second edition), printed title dated 1627 (second edition), divsion de tout l'oeuvre leaf, au Roy leaf, engraved portrait of Pluvinel engraved portrait of Menou with verse beneath and privilege du Roy to verso, 207 pp divided into three parts (1-70; 71-115, 117-207) as in the first edition, 58 double-page engraved plates mostly by de Passe, nineteenth century mottled calf gilt, covers ruled in gilt, spine in six compartments, morocco lettering-piece to second, others gilt, lightly rubbed, raised bands, all edges gilt, short splits to a few folds (plates 12, 14, 22, 35, 40), plate 36 with longer split into image, crease to plate 3, occasional trivial spotting or staining, a very good example. This copy with the title-pages for the second edition but the text to the first. With 58 engraved plates (compared with first edition 60 plates, second edition 51 plates). Antoine de Pluvinel, 1555-1620, was one of the most famous stable masters in France. He gained experience in the most famous Academies in Italy during a period of six years. Under Henri IV of France he given control of the Grandes Ecuries and was made a gentleman of the Chamber and Deputy Governor to the Dauphin. In 1594 Pluvinel founded his own Academie in Paris. Pluvinel, passionate about horses and equitation from an early age, went as a boy to Italy where he frequented the most illustrious academies and was eventually regarded as the finest riding master of his day. He was brought back to France by the Master of Horse of Charles IX and served him and his brother Henri III who showered him with honours. He made his transition to the Bourbon kings with ease and in 1594 opened his academy which taught not only horsemanship but also mathematics. This work, first published in Utrecht in 1625, contains Pluvinel's definitive text, compared to the incomplete version which originally appeared in 1623 under the title Le Maneige Royal. Cf. Dejager 166 & 167; Cf Menessier, II, 329-330; Cf. Mellon/Podeschi 21. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau ('Eigentlicher Abri

      - anonymer Kupferstich, dat. 1627, 35 x 28,5 Katalog Halle Nr. 1028 (?); Drugulin 1701. - Seltenes Flugblatt! - Der Einblattdruck zeigt die Stadt Velden mit Belagerung am 19. Mai 1627.

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        Nova experimenta physico-mechanica de VI aëris elastica & ejusdem effectibus, facta maximam partem in nova machina pneumatica. Editio postrema.Rotterdam, Arnold Leers Jr, 1669. With engraved frontispiece and a folding engraved plate.With:(2) BOYLE, Robert. Defensio doctrinae De elatere & gravitate aëris, propositae à Dno. Rob. Boyle, in novis ipsus physico-mechanicis experimentis, adversus objectiones Francisci Lini . Editio postrema.Leiden, Arnold Leers Jr., 1669. With 1 folding engraved plate.(3) BOYLE, Robert. Exercitationes de Atmo-sphaeris corporum consistentium; .Leiden, Felix Lopez de Haro, 1676. 3 works in 1 volume. 12mo. Contemporary vellum.

      - Fulton 22and pp. 9ff, 110a, and pp. 73-74; cf. DSB I, pp. 377-379. Interesting convolute of these three very rare Latin translations of three major works by Robert Boyle (1627-1691), the best-known English scientist of his day and the greatest experimental scientist of the mid-seventeenth century. Although Boyle's first scientific interest was chemistry, this is the author's first published scientific work - on pneumatics -, the one that established his fame. The work is also known as the Spring and weight of the air. With a translation of A defence of the doctrine touching the spring and weight of the air (first published together with the 2nd edition of the New experiments in London, 1662, in which he developed this last discovery into a quantitative relationship: that volume varies inversely with pressure, rightly called Boyle's law).Book block almost loose. Good copies.

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        Neerlands interest, tot vrede der kercke, en wegh-neminge van alle opkomende misverstanden in de selve.Middelburg, Yemant Hendrickss., 1664. With:(2) [SALDENUS, Guilielmus]. Den God-vrughtigen boer . tot verdedigingh van Jan Bakhuys den ghenaamden Boer van Ebbink-hoven, en Desiderius Pacius over sijn zedigh versoek aan Juffrouw Schurman. Utrecht, Jacob van Doeyenborgh, 1670. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary vellum.

      - Ad1: Knuttel 8972; ad 2: not in Knuttel; Tiele; Van der Wulp, etc. Two very rare pamphlets on the unity and controversies within the Dutch Protestant Church during the seventeenth century by the orthodox-Calvinist minister Guilielmus Saldenus (1627-1694). In the first pamphlet Saldenus tries to restore the peace between the Remonstrants and Contra-Remonstrants, and in the second he discusses the religious dispute in the Dutch Protestant Church concerning the person of Jean de Labadie, a 17th century French pietist. A third pamphlet bound in between is replaced by modern blank leaves. Good copies.

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