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


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      Performed by Iohn Speede and are to be solde in Popes head Alley against the exchange by Iohn Sudbury and George Humble, [1627]. - Speed's map of Denbighshire Engraved map with hand colouring. A beautifully coloured map of Denbighshire, with an inset map of Denbigh. 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. 375 by 510mm. (14.75 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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      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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      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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      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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        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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        Law, or, a discourse thereof, in foure bookes.

      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.Publisher: London, printed for the Societie of Stationers.Year: 1627Edition: First edition in English. STC 10871. Sweet & Maxwell I, p.238 #10.

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      Performed by Iohn Speed and are to be solde in Popes head alley, against the Exchange by Iohn Sudbury and G. Humble, [1627]. - Speed's map of Yorkshire Engraved map with hand colouring. A beautifully coloured map of Yorkshire.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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        De lactibus sive lacteis venis quarto vasorum mesaraicorum genere novo invento... dissertatio.

      Milan:: Giovanni Battista Bidelli. 1627. hardcover. 4to. [24], 79, [1] pp. [Collation]: ?4, ?4, ?4, A-K4. Engraved title. and engraved portrait of the author by Cesare Bassano, both conjugate. with text leaves. 4 large folding chiaroscuro woodcut plates printed. in black, dark red, and light red; occasional light spotting or. foxing. Pages 75-78 showing a neatly closed tear. Original full. vellum; upper corner showing a bit, some minor cover stains, but very. well preserved in the original binding. Bottom fore-edge: early. manuscript inscription representing the title [?Aselli De lactibus. ...?]. Very good copy.. FIRST EDITION: ?Records the discovery of the lacteal vessels. Aselli?s book has also the distinction of including the FIRST ANATOMICAL PLATES PRINTED IN COLOURS (FOUR CHIAROSCURO WOODCUTS, 16" x 10").? ? Garrison and Morton. ¶ ?Aselli ..., who had been a pupil of Fallopius, practiced as a surgeon in Milan. There he continued his anatomic research and wrote in a more dynamic manner and with greater physiologic insight than has his predecessors, whose approach had been essentially teleologic and descriptive. Although Aselli?s notebooks and jottings for lectures have never been published, he is renowned for this small volume, which was published two years after his death at the age of forty-five. ¶ ?The book records his chance discovery of the lacteal vessels in 1622 while he was displaying the mesenteric nerves of a dog at an anatomic demonstration. In this fed animal, he noted a network of mesenteric vessels that contained a whitish fluid. Because such engorgement was absent in a fasting animal, he concluded that it was related to recent feeding. ¶ ?Writing before the publication of Harvey?s work on the circulation, Aselli maintained that the liver was the center of the venous system and believed, as did Galen, that the intestinal veins carried chyle to the liver. Harvey knew that the Galenic account was wrong and remained skeptical about the existence of lacteals; the contradiction was cleared away when Jean Pecquet announced his discovery of the thoracic duct in 1651. ¶ ?In his text, which comprises thirty-five chapters, Aselli took up the intestines in general, their veins, arteries, nerves, and a ?fourth, new kind? of vessels. He explained why he had named the vessels and asked why they remained undiscovered for so long. He presented their anatomy in great detail and wondered whether they were supplied with chyle or blood. He also described the transit of chyle to the liver and discussed the contribution of the new vessels to the formation of blood. ¶ ?The book was illustrated with a copperplate portrait of the author at the age of forty-two, when he made his discovery, and with four large foldout plates showing the lacteals in animal dissections. These are most remarkable woodcuts, both for their display of the dissections and for the method in which they were produced... The Aselli plates were the first colored illustrations in an anatomic text.? ? Lilly-LeFanu, Notable Medical Books, p. 61. ¶ PROVENANCE: Rubber-stamp of Doctor Mario E. Spada, a 20th century surgeon. ¶ REFERENCES: Choulant-Frank, pp. 240-41; Garrison and Morton 1094; Grolier, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, 26; Heirs of Hippocrates 453; Krivatsy 446; Lilly, Notable Medical Books, 61; Haskell Norman 76; Osler 1846; Waller 502; Wellcome 6837. . 2

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        Tabulae Rudolphinae, quibus astronomicae scientiae, temporum longinquitate collapsae restauratio continentur...

      Ulm: Saur (für G. Tambach in Frankfurt), 1627. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (350 x 235 mm). With engr. frontispiece by G. Celer, numerous woodcuts diagrams within text and the Sportula bound at the end of part II. [18], [1] 2-120; [1] 2-119 [1]; 122-125 [3] pp. Some foxing and browning, heavier to second quire and Sportula. Few old annotations, slight dampmarking in places. Repaired tear to h2 not affecting text, k3v somewhat shaved at fore edge affecting a few letters of the marginals, small hole to N4 with slight loss, frontispiece mounted (repairs to tears w/o loss of image), lower title page with old ownership inscription, ex library Vincenzo Branciforti, member of a famous Sicilian noble family in the 18th century, and the Jesuit College "Collegii Panormitani" in Palermo. Contemporary full vellum, soiled and rebacked. A very good, broad margined copy.Sparrow 116; Caspar 79; Norman 1209; Zinner 5063; Dibner 6 (with image of front.)First edition. First quire (incl. title) in first state, with all features present according to Caspar (short dedication to Brahe). The second quire [ ):( ):( to ):():(2v ] present in third state (56 lines and marginals in italics Antiqua). With the appendix "Sportula" to part 1, issued in 1629 [pp. 121-125, 1l.], but without the word map dated 1630, found in some copies and most likely printed after 1658. Also not present is the appendix by J. Bartsch which was issued after Kepler's death and attached to very few copies only.The frontispiece present with the signature variant "Cöler".THE CHIEF VEHICLE FOR THE RECOGNITION OF HIS ASTRONOMICAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS' (DSB)."These tables remained the foundation of all planetary calculations for over a century. Also of importance is the table of logistic logarithms, Kepler's own invention, and that of refractions. The book has an elaborate frontispiece containing figures of Hipparchus, Copernicus, Brahe and Ptolemy in consulation" (Sparrow).On his deathbed in 1601, Tycho Brahe urged Kepler to complete his long-projected astronomical tables, to be based on Tycho's mass of observations and named after their patron Rudolph II. Kepler worked on these for years, with frequent interruptions. 'In excusing the long delay in publication [Kepler] mentioned in the preface not only the difficulties of obtaining his salary and of the wartime conditions but also "the novelty of my discoveries and the unexpected transfer of the whole of astronomy from fictitious circles to natural causes, which were most profound to investigate, difficult to explain, and difficult to calculate, since mine was the first attempt"' (DSB).The greatly improved accuracy of Kepler's tables over previous planetary tables was due in part to his discovery of the laws of planetary motion, but also to the 'happy calamity', as he put it, of his initiation into Napier's logarithms. Kepler created his own logarithmic tables (published in 1624), and used them for the complex calculations required to determine planetary orbits. The superiority of his tables 'constituted a strong endorsement of the Copernican system, and insured the tables' dominance in the field of astronomy throughout he seventeenth century' (Norman). Very Good.

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        Discours sur les medalles antiques. Divisé en quatre parties. Esquelles il est traicté si les medalles antiques estoient monnoyes : de leur matiere : de leur poids : de leur prix : de la valeur [...]

      Chez Sebastien Cramoisy. First edition, rare. Brand of printer in the title page. Full Calf blond glossy contemporary. Back to nerves ornate. Part of title in red morocco. Triple fillet border on covers. Roll on turns and interior. Gilt edges. Split bits with various gaps in tail and head. Caps threadbare. Gaps between the nerve and the part of title. Notebooks quite yellowed. Corners bumped. Binding quality with many flaws, but still nice outfit. Very interesting study that stands out in this field through its interest in the subject and value of medals and coins, while the vast majority of studies deal mainly with effigies and figures. It is very precise and erudite on various alloys of lead and tin, and gold, among the Romans in particular, on the use of currencies and the system on which they are based. The approach of the book is much more than most archaeological works on the field, comparing, restoring both from different known that the literature on the field currencies. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Sebastien Cramoisy à Paris 1627 in-4 (16,5x24cm) (28) 399pp. (25) relié

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        Tabulae Anatomicae LXXIIX . . . Daniel Bucretius . . . XX que deerant supplevit et omnium explications addidit....

      Venice: [Evangelista Deuchinus], 1627. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Tabulae Anatomicae LXXIIX ... Daniel Bucretius ... XX que deerant supplevit et omnium explications addidit. Venice: [Evangelista Deuchinus], 1627. [3], 1-87, 87-88, 88-95 ff, including engraved title with border by Valesio after Fialetti, 97 full-page engravings numbered to 95 (77 probably by and after J. Maurer, 20 by Valesio after Fialetti), explanatory text on verso, woodcut ornaments, colophon and printer's woodcut device on final leaf verso. [Bound before:] SPIEGEL, Adriaan van de [SPIGELIUS, Adrian]. De humani corporis fabrica libri decem... [12], 328 (i.e. 330), [14] pp., including engraved title with architectural border by Valesio after Fialetti, woodcut initials and ornaments, index and final blank. Folio (399 x 255 mm). Contemporary vellum with blind-stamped central arabesque to both boards, binding restored with the spine rebacked (boards soiled and darkened, original endpapers repaired), colored edges. Final leaves of index of De humani corporis with ink smudges (having created 3 holes with loss of letters due to ink corrosion). Internally very little marginal browning, very minor spotting and finger soiling in places, a few faint dampstains, a few closed worm holes in blank margins, frayed engraved title-page of the Tabulae repaired at blank fore-margin, upper corner of fol. 51 with paper repair (not affecting image), a few leaves with faint marginal waterstains, a few closed tears, fol. 1 with marginals in contemporary hand (cropped), plate V in fol. 7 printed upside-down, offsetting to a few plates. Both works carefully cleaned. Extensive annotations to first preliminary leaves, ink stamps by W. W. Hall to a few leaves. Provenances: Samuel Simmons, Maryland (inscribed and dated 1772 on rear pastedown), William Whitty Hall, M.D., physician and editor of health magazines (ink stamp to title page and annotation on two leaves). A handsome copy. ----Roberts & Tomlinson, The Fabric of the Body, pp. 262-63; see also pp. 259-61; Cazort, Kornell, Roberts, The Ingenious Machine of Nature: Four Centuries of Art and Anatomy (1996) pp. 167-68; Choulant-Frank 225; Garrison-Morton 381; Eimas, Heirs of Hippocrates 414; NLM/Krivatsy 2202; Sappol, Dream Anatomy, pp. 110-111, 113; Waller 9121 and 1812. FIRST EDITION OF THIS MAGNIFICENT AND ORIGINAL SERIES OF ANATOMICAL PLATES drawn by the late-Mannerist Italian painter and printmaker, Odoardo Fialetti (1573-1638) and engraved by Francesco Valesio (b. ca. 1560). Born in Bologna, Fialetti initially apprenticed with Giovanni Battista Cremonini, and later under Tintoretto, with whom he was a favorite. Fialetti painted some of the churches at Venice, where he settled in 1604 in preference to Bologna, in order to avoid competition from the Carracci. Fialetti also engraved many plates, and was the author of works on costume, the arts, and a treatise on anatomy for artists. Since before 1600 Casseri had been working on a fully-illustrated anatomical treatise, which he hired Fialetti to illustrate. His De Vocis of 1601 concludes with a promise to publish a treatise on the anatomy of the whole human body with illustrations. However, at the time of his early death in 1616 Casseri left 86 spectacular anatomical drawings by Fialetti, and also possibly their engravings, but no text. Casseri and the co-author of this work, Adrian van de Spiegel, both studied under Fabrici (Fabricius ab Aquapendente) at the University of Padua. Both worked closely with their teacher for many years, and in 1608 Casseri succeeded Fabrici in Padua's chair of surgery and anatomy, which passed in turn to Spiegel upon Casseri's death in 1616. Spiegel (Spigelius) (1578-1625) wrote an unillustrated treatise on anatomy that remained unpublished during his lifetime; in his will he appointed Daniel Bucretius (latin for Rindfleisch) to see the work into print. To illustrate Spiegel's treatise, Bucretius obtained 77 of Fialetti's original 86 anatomical plates from his Casseri heirs, and commissioned 20 more by Fialetti and Valesio to complete the series (the remaining 9 plates left by Casseri were used to illustrate Spiegel's De Formato Foetu [1626], see item #16). "In the complete series, the largest number of plates, forty-three - and these perhaps the most memorable - are to be found in Liber IV, on the muscles. There are also interesting illustrations on the genito-urinary system in Liber VIII and on the brain in Liber X - one of these, showing the arterial circle at the brain, predates the Willis-Wren illustration [from Willis's Cerebri Anatome (1664)]... Except for those few plates which were derived from Vesalius, the anatomists - Casseri first and Bucretius later - had reconsidered ways of presenting human anatomy. In doing so they produced the first original series of illustrations of the anatomy of the human body since Vesalius, Estienne and Eustachio" (Roberts & Tomlinson, The Fabric of the Body, pp. 262-63; see also pp. 259-61), see also Jeremy Norman, Very Good....

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        Commentaria in omnes Divi Pauli epistolas. R.P. Cornelii Cornelii a Lapide e Societate Jesu, , Ultima editio aucta & recognita.

      Mit einem gestochenen Titelblatt, Vignetten und Initialen, Antverpiae, Martinum Nutium, 1627, (6 Blätter), 984 Seiten, (46 Blätter), 34x21, blindgeprägter Schweinslederband mit zwei Schließen, von denen ein kleines Stückchen fehlt, und von alter Hand beschriebenem Rücken, kleiner Aufkleber auf Einbandinnendeckel, Vermerk und Stempel auf Vorsatz, einige Seiten gebräunt und mit kleinen Wurmgängen, Gebrauchs- und Alterungsspuren, dekorativ

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        Commentaria in omnes Divi Pauli epistolas. R.P. Cornelii Cornelii a Lapide e Societate Jesu, …, Ultima editio aucta & recognita.

       Mit einem gestochenen Titelblatt, Vignetten und Initialen, Antverpiae, Martinum Nutium, 1627, (6 Blätter), 984 Seiten, (46 Blätter), 34x21, blindgeprägter Schweinslederband mit zwei Schließen, von denen ein kleines Stückchen fehlt, und von alter Hand beschriebenem Rücken, kleiner Aufkleber auf Einbandinnendeckel, Vermerk und Stempel auf Vorsatz, einige Seiten gebräunt und mit kleinen Wurmgängen, Gebrauchs- und Alterungsspuren, dekorativ,Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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        Ratio ponderum librae et simbellae: In qua quid e Lothario Sarsii libra astronomica, quidque e Galilei Galilei simbellatore, de cometis statuendum sit, collatis utriusque rationum momentis, philosophorum arbitrio proponitur.

      Naples: Matthaeus Nuccius, 1627. First Italian edition, very rare, of Grassi's counter-polemic against Galileo's Il saggiatore (1623). This is the concluding work in the series of publications which document the "controversy of the comets," one of the most infamous polemics in the history of science. According to Drake, these texts "deserve study for their bearing upon the origin of modern scientific method ... The controversy is of both scientific and philosophical significance because it was in this connection that Galileo disclosed his conception of scientific method." The Ratio ponderum was first published at Paris the year before, but that edition was very unsatisfactory (see below) ? the present Naples edition "took care of the numerous errors and omissions in the mangled Paris edition" (Feingold, p. 152). It was dedicated to Cardinal Francesco Boncompagni, the Archbishop of Naples (which explains why it was published there). Galileo preferred not to reply to the Ratio ponderum, and thus the controversy came to an end. "The dispute over comets had consequences of great significance both to Galileo and to science in general, as the favorable reception of [Il saggiatore] led him to proceed with the publication of the much more famous Dialogue, for which he was later imprisoned by the Inquisition. That fateful event was in turn intimately connected with the rift between Galileo and the Jesuits, which was widened and made permanent, if indeed it did not originate, in the public dispute about comets. Thus the controversy is closely linked with some of the most dramatic events associated with the dawn of our modern era" (Drake, The Controversy on the Comets of 1618, p. vii). The Ratio ponderum may have been written in collaboration with Christoph Scheiner, who had been involved in a separate controversy with Galileo in 1613 over priority for the discovery of sunspots. OCLC lists copies in US at Brown, Burndy, Caltech, Columbia, Oklahoma & U. Penn. ABPC/RBH list only two copies.   In the latter part of 1618, three comets appeared in the sky over Italy, eliciting lively debate among astronomers as to their nature since, according to Aristotelian orthodoxy, objects beyond the moon could not change shape or state. Unable to observe the comets due to ill health, Galileo nevertheless discussed the phenomena with numerous visitors but made no move to express his opinions about the comets to the wider public. This changed when, in the following year, Orazio Grassi gave a lecture at the Collegio Romano, published anonymously under the title De tribus cometiis anni 1618, and giving an interpretation of the events using Tycho Brahe's geocentric theories, which were acceptable to the Jesuits. Galileo construed this as an attack on his Copernicanism and published Discorso delle comete, a refutation of Grassi (although Grassi is not mentioned directly), under the name of his disciple Mario Guiducci (1585-1646). This in turn provoked a reply by Grassi, under the pseudonym Lotario Sarsi, who pretended to be a pupil of Grassi, entitled Libra astronomica ac philosophica, towards the end of 1619. Guiducci responded to the Libra astronomica with his Letter to Father Tarquino Galluzzi (1620), his teacher at the Collegio Romano, but this time Galileo himself decided to respond, the challenge to his authority and prestige was now too much. He began to write Il Saggiatore, although this would not appear for another four years.   "Grassi may well have been the first person in Rome to purchase a copy of [Il Saggiatore], for it appears that Galileos friends managed to play a little trick on hm. The Master of the Sacred Palace, Niccolo Ridolfi, provided the owner of the Sun Bookshop with one of the copies submitted for the imprimatur, and word was sent to Grassi, who rushed to the shop, and, upon reading the frontispiece, "changed color."As Rinuccini reported to Galileo on 3 November 1623, he had heard from the bookseller that Grassi declared that though Galileo "had made him wait anxiously three years for this response," he would relieve Galileo's anxiety in just three months ... [But] Grassi was evidently in two minds about responding. On 2 December 1623 Galileo was informed that in a conversation with Thomaso Rinuccini's friend, the Jesuit had commended Il Saggiatore, admitting that though there was much good in it, in view of the situation, he wanted to reply. Nevertheless, Grassi added, he could not turn to it before the end of the summer vacation, and more pointedly unlike Galileo, he lacked friends who could defray the cost of printing. He further insisted that his response would avoid sardonic remarks of the sort Galileo had generously interspersed in his book. Even as Grassi contemplated a response, he expressed a simultaneous desire to reconcile with Galileo during the latter's approaching visit to Rome. A few days later, however, Grassi's mood had changed. Rinuccini's friend found him agitated by reports from Florence that Il Saggiatore "must have shut the mouths of all the Jesuits, who will not know how to reply." According to Rinuccini, Grassi retorted: "if the Jesuits know how to respond to a hundred heretics a year, they should be able to do the same with one Catholic"" (Feingold, p. 146).   In the end, it was not until 1626 that Grassi, who meanwhile had begun to frequent Guiducci and to relax his polemical attitude, published his Ratio ponderum, in which he again attacked Galileo. "The answer to The Assayer was published at Paris in I626 with the curious title, Ratio Ponderum Librae et Simbellae, and once more the pseudonym of Sarsi was used, its author still pretending to be a pupil of Grassi. The title appears to mean 'A Reckoning of Weights for the Balance and the Small Scale'; the unusual word simbella (a scale used to weigh single coins) may be meant to carry a pun on cimbella (a challenge). The heavy wit with which Grassi thus attempted to deride Galileo's delicate assayer's balance is typical of that which pervades the entire book; thus the author pretends that saggiatore really meant 'winetaster' (assagiatore), and that the appearance of Galileo's book in the autumn months suggested that its author had been imbibing too freely of new wine" (Drake, Controversy, p. xx).   "Though published under the same pseudonym as the Libra of 1619, this new book may have been written by Grassi in collaboration with Scheiner (1573-1650) ... [At the end of 1626] Galileo was told that Grassi had printed his reply to the Assayer, copies having reached Rome from Paris where it appears to have been sent for publication after some difficulties about having that done in Italy ... [In 1628] he considered replying to the second "Sarsi" book, which he annotated sarcastically, but in the end he agreed with Cesi and others at Rome that it was unworthy of the dignity of an answer" (Drake, Galileo at Work, pp. 304-9 and footnote 3). The fact that the Ratio ponderum was written under a pseudonym may explain why it was first published at Paris. In 1621, the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Mutio Vitelleschi (1563-1645), prohibited its members from publishing anonymously or pseudonymously, as such disguises were easily found out and reflected badly both on the author and the Society. The distance, and resulting difficulty of communication, between author and printer seems to have resulted in the numerous errors and omissions in the first edition (see below).   Grassi (1583-1654) was born in Savona, then part of the Republic of Genoa. He entered the novitiate of the Society of Jesus in Rome in 1600, where he studied until 1610. He pronounced solemn vows in the Society in 1618, at which time he received Holy Orders as a priest, following which he was given the chair in mathematics. Grassi requested to be released from his teaching duties at the Collegio Romano in late June 1624, a result, according to Feingold, of internal pressure on Grassi to conform. "Further to substantiate the conclusion that Grassi's resignation was not altogether voluntary was his new assignment as confessor to the Congregation - a task that, when given to mathematicians, often served as a means to make a Jesuit novator contemplate his vocation and the aims of secular learning within the Order. However, removal from teaching and the assignment of pastoral duties evidently were insufficient measures to steer Grassi away from the new science, as is evident in the friendship he struck up with Guiducci, and his superiors resolved that he should prove his orthodoxy by publishing a response to Il Saggiatore.   "Guiducci must have heard some garbled accounts of what had transpired, which made him conclude, erroneously, that the authorities objected to the publication of Grassi's response. Thus, on 4 January 1625 he wrote Galileo that Grassi had encountered some difficulties with his confreres over the publication of his response, adding a week later that the project appeared frozen because of obstacles raised by General Vitelleschi. Over the next few weeks Guiducci was unable to find out more concrete details, and his correspondence came to an end in late February. By April 1625 Grassi was appointed Rector of the College of Sienna, and this allowed for another delay. By early 1626, however, the manuscript of the Ratio was ready for the press. From the fact that it was sent to Paris to be printed, and from the correspondence between the author and General Vitelleschi, we may safely deduce that it was actually Grassi's superiors who actually took charge of publication. All that Grassi could do was to complain bitterly of the carelessness of the Parisian Jesuits who handled the manuscript. Vitelleschi, however, put the blame on the printers: "I would have hoped that your Reverence had had complete satisfaction as to the printing of your apologia, which is also being looked after by Father Arnulfo ... and I am extremely unhappy that it has come out badly, as your Reverence reports. I believe that it is not due to the lack of diligence on the part of the Fathers, but to the Printers to whom the author's presence usually creates a sense of application, etc. With all that we will not omit sending our advice. But I am afraid that it will be in vain, since I fear that the advice will arrive when the printing is finished and it will be necessary to seek patiently a remedy elsewhere." Cognizance of the circumstances of publication may help to lay to rest yet another conspiratory theory suggested by Redondi, this time regarding the "miraculous" materialization of an imprimatur for the Ratio - dated 4 May 1627 and missing in the Paris edition - in the Naples printing of the book. Simply put, Grassi availed himself of the "remedy" suggested by Vitelleschi and produced an Italian impression that took care of the numerous errors and omissions in the mangled Paris edition.   "In suggesting that the Ratio was at least partly extracted from Grassi, I am not suggesting that the Jesuit had not entertained thoughts about publishing a response. But he was of two minds, intermittently hoping that a reconciliation with Galileo might make a rejoinder unnecessary. Unfortunately, Galileo refused to oblige, confident that Il Saggiatore was beyond Grassi's reach ... Galileo's justification for his refusal [was] that Grassi "deserved to pay the penalty for having been the first to provoke, by furiously opposing the truth".   "Grassi still managed to retain a dignified demeanour in the Ratio, no matter that once he broached the theological implications of Il Saggiatore ... For his part, while soiling his copy of the book with the most abusive expletives he ever committed to paper, Galileo deemed another response unnecessary. His victory was complete and it was he who, in a manner of speaking, annihilated the Jesuits. Grassi never published a scientific work again" (Feingold, pp. 151-2).   Carli-Favaro, p. 24; Cinti 80; Lalande pp. 189-90; Riccardi I, 628; Sommervogel III, 1685-6. Feingold, 'The grounds for conflict: Grienberger, Grassi, Galileo, and posterity,' in The New Science and Jesuit Science, 2003. 4to (210 x 152 mm), contemporary limp vellum with manuscript lettering to spine, pp. [vii], 149, [3], with engraved device on title and one engraved plate. Very light toning to a few gatherings, final leaves with soe spotting.

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        Reisen in Syrien, Palästina und der Gegend des Berges Sinai. Aus dem Englischen. Herausgegeben und mit Anmerkgungen 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. - "Sorgfätige 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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        Asia with the Islands adjoyning described, the atire of the people, & Towns of importance. John Speed Map of Asia (First British map of Asia ever published)

      George Humble, London 1627 - This fascinating 1627 map of Asia by John Speed is the first British map of Asia. The map presents the entire continent from the Mediterranean east to include Japan and the East Indies. The map presents many speculations and common conventions found at a time when parts of Asia were largely unexplored by Europeans.Korea is presented as an elongated peninsula while the Kamchatka Peninsula is entirely absent. The map shows Japan and a fairly detailed depiction of the East Indies. Further west, the Caspian Sea is presented along its East-West axis, as per the practice at the time. The Great Wall of China is depicted in a grand style. Throughout, several kingdoms, important cities, rivers, lakes, islands, mountains, and other topographical features are noted.One of the most interesting cartographic feature on this map is the appearance of Lake Ciamay (or Lake Chiamay) near northeast India. This mythical lake appeared on maps from the 16th to late 18th century and was believed to be the source of the great rivers of Southeast Asia.Illustrations of ships and sea monsters are included. The map is surrounded on the left and right with illustrations of the costumes and people from various parts of the continent. Along the top border, eight city views are included detailing Candy, Goa, Damascus, Jerusalem, Ormus, Bantam, Aden, and Macao.Engraved by Abraham Goos (1590 - 1643), a master engraver was the son of Pieter Goos and Margareta van den Keere which were both from map families. Appears in Speed's important "Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World". The map is in good condition with some wear and verso repair along the original centerfold. Overall foxing and narrow margins. English text verso.John Speed (1552-1629) is widely considered to be the most famous English cartographer of the 17th century. 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 important map of Asia is a wonderful example of his work. Map. Engraving with later hand coloring. Image measures 15.25" x 20".

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        La Tentazione di S. Antonio

      1627. "Acquaforte, 1627, datata in lastra, nel margine inferiore che reca l'iscrizione ' Ferdinando II Hetruriae Mag. Duci V e magno ingeniorum mecoenati, insignem D. Antonii de hoste teterrimo victoriam sua manu incisam et impressam Antonius Meitinghi dat donat dicat MDCXXVII'. Da un soggetto di Jacques Callot. Buona impressione, stampata da due lastre su due fogli di carta vergata coeva uniti al centro, irregolarmente rifilata ai margini, con perdita di testo nella parte inferiore, dove manca 'Superiorum permissu' e 'Iacomo Callot invent.; restauri al verso perfettamente eseguiti, nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Questa grande tavola è una copia ingrandita, in controparte, della prima versione della Tentazione di S. Antonio prodotta da Jacques Callot nel 1617. Verso la fine della sua vita, nel 1635, Callot realizza una seconda versione, che mantiene alcuni elementi caratteristici della prima, quali la prospettiva teatrale e la moltiplicazione dei personaggi. Lo spazio teatrale è incorniciata da un paesaggio roccioso su entrambi i lati e popolato da figure mostruose; un fiume attraversa il paesaggio; al centro, si osserva un figura femminile nuda trasportata su di un carro formato da ossa. In alto nel cielo, la figura gigantesca del Diavolo che espelle dalla bocca una moltitudine di diavoli. La figura di S. Antonio si distingue sulla sinistra, sotto un grande arco. Nel margine inferiore, la dedica dell'autore "Antonius Meithingus" a Ferdinando II de'Merdici , quinto Granduca di Toscana e figlio di Cosimo II. Non si conoscono notizie biografiche relative all'incisore Antonius Meithing o Antonio Meithingi o Mei Tinghi, come è scritto in Mariette e Lieure. Bénézit, Dictionnaire... "", vol. VI, pag. 44, riporta: ""Meitingh Anton, incisore al bulino del sec. XVII. Ha inciso dei soggetti religiosi e dei paesaggi e in particolare: la Tentazione di Sant'Antonio e Paesaggio con bevitori. Inoltre, è ricordato nel catalogo dei beni di J.A. de Silvestre del 1810 per aver inciso tre acqueforti di Parigi, di soggetto storico: il catafalco per le esequie della regina di Spagna celebrate nel 1612 nella chiesa di S. Lorenzo a Firenze; l'esterno e l'interno della chiese in occasione della celebrazione. Opera rarissima." Etching,1627, dated on plate and lettered along the bottom, ' Ferdinando II Hetruriae Mag. Duci V e magno ingeniorum mecoenati, insignem D. Antonii de hoste teterrimo victoriam sua manu incisam et impressam Antonius Meitinghi dat donat dicat MDCXXVII'. After an etching by J. Callot. The plate is a copy, in reverse and larger in size, of the first version of the Temptation of S. Antony created by Jacquet Callot in 1617. Toward the end of his life, Callot created another version of The Temptation of St. Antony. The 1635 composition shares several similar features with the 1617 version, especially the theatrical space framed by rocks on both sides and the devil on the top. A good copy printed from two plates on two sheets joined down the centre, trimmed, missing the last line with text 'Superiorum permissu' and 'Iacomo Callot invent.' Some exert repairs, generally in good condition. A very rare work. The plate is dedicated to Federico II de' Medici (1610 -1670), fifth Grand Duke of Tuscany, succeeded his father Cosimo II as Grand Duke of Tuscany after Cosimo's death in 1621. No biographical information are known about the engraver; the name is also written MeiTinghi, sometimes misread as Mei Tinghi (two words). He is just known for this etching after Callot. Also recorded in the 1810 Silvestre sale (p.200) to have etched after Parigi three plates of the obsequies in San Lorenzo in Florence of the Queen of Spain (Margaret of Austria) in 1612. LeBlanc II, 640, n. 1; Lieure 1927 188 (copy); Meaume 1860 138 (copy) 919 732

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        Lettere annue del Giappone dell'anno MDCXXII. E della Cina del 1621 & 1622. Al Molto Rev. in Christo P. Mutio Vitelleschi preposto generale della Compagnia di Giesù.

      Giovanni Battista Cerri, 1627. In 8° (mm 170x110), pp. (2: titolo), (4: dedica), 3-291, (1 bianca). Segnatura: A-Sx T&sup2,. Emblema dei Gesuiti al frontespizio, 2 tavole incise in rame fuori testo, che mostrano la prigione dove fu rinchiuso per oltre tre anni e il rogo con cui fu bruciato il padre Carlo Spinola. Qualche macchia al frontespizio, lievi alone marginali su alcune carte. Legatura in piena pergamena coeva (lieve mancanza all'angolo superiore del piatto anteriore, mancano i risguardi mobili). Nel complesso ottima copia genuina. QUESTA COLLEZIONE di lettere gesuitiche dal Giappone e dalla Cina apparve parallelamente a Roma (Corbelletti) e a Milano (Cerri). L'edizione milanese risulta assai più rara di quella romana. La dedica di quattro pagine dell'editore ai conti Carlo e Coriolano Visconti, datata Milano 14 maggio 1627, non risulta presente negli altri esemplari censiti. Il volume contiene lettere di Girolamo Maiorca (pp. 3-149) in data Macao, 30 settembre 1623, Nicholas Trigault (pp. 150-232) in data Hangzhou, 15 agosto 1622, e Alvarez Semedo (pp. 233-290) in data Nanchino, 23 giugno 1623. &ldquo,The letter of 1621 from China, written by Nicholas Trigault from Hangchow (pp. 150-323) is full of material on the advance of the Manchus in northern China, the capture of Liaotung, the fear for the safety of Peking, and the outbreak of local rebellions against the young Ming emperor. This is followed by a letter (pp. 233-290) on the same subjects written by Alvarez Semmedo from Nanch'ang, capital of Kiangsi province, in 1623 in which he reports that three million have died in these wars and that unrest is spreading throughout the country&rdquo, (D.F. Lach D.J. van Kley, eds., Asia in the Making of Europe, Chicago-London, 1993, III, pp. 375-376). Carlo Spinola (Genova, 1564-1622) giunse in Giappone a Nagasaki nel 1602. Predicò ed operò per 11 anni nelle regioni di Arie e Meaco, istituendo una scuola di catechisti e convertendo circa cinquemila giapponesi. Nel 1611 fu nominato procuratore della provincia gesuitica e poi vicario e provinciale. Nel 1614, allo scoppio della persecuzione contro i cristiani, dovette vivere e predicare in clandestinità sotto falso nome. Catturato nel 1618, passò quasi 4 anni in carcere prima di essere arso vivo il 22 settembre 1622 insieme ad altri confratelli. Catalogo unico, ITICCUTO0E010256, H. Cordier, Bibliotheca japonica, Paris, 1912, col. 293 (Rome edition), H. Cordier, Bibliotheca sinica, Paris, 1904, col. 814, A. A. De Backer, Bibliothèque des écrivains de la Compagnie de Jésus, Liège, 1854, II, pp. 553-554.

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      JAN JANSSEN 1627 - 1627 et 1628 AMSTERDAM Chez Ian IanBen - Fort in-quarto, dos lisse demi veau et papier épais moucheté contemporain. - Ensemble monté sur onglets. Auréole sur l’ensemble supérieur de l’ouvrage, ne nuisant pas au texte ou aux gravures. cf. photos. - Complet des 72 planches gravées. OPERA MATHEMATICA OU OEUVRES MATHEMATIQUES traictans DE GEOMETRIE, PERSPECTIVE, ARCHITECTURE ET FORTIFICATION par SAMUEL MAROLOIS 1628, Amsterdam Chez Ian IanBen - Page de Titre Générale Gravée des Œuvres, 42 pages concernant LA PERSPECTIVE 1e et 2nd Partie. 1 ff. de sonnets et ballade. SUIVI DE - ARCHITECTURE CONTENANT LA TOSCANE DORIQUE, IONIQUE,CORINTHIAQUE par HENRI HONDIUS avec quelques ordonnances de Jean VREDMAN. SUIVIE DE - FORTIFICATION ou ARCHITECTURE MILITAIRE tant offensive que deffensive par Samuel MAROLOIS et Albert Girard. - 1628, Amsterdam Chez Ian IanBon P. de Titre Gravée, 4 ff., 1 pl. Dépl, 1 f. 3 pl. dépl., 1 f. 3 pl. dépl., 1 f. 3 pl. dépl., 1 f. 3 pl. dépl., 1 f. 17 pl. dépl., soit 30 planches dépliantes. SUIVI DE - FORTIFICATION ou ARCHITECTURE MILITAIRE tant offensive que deffensive Supputée et dessignée par SAMUEL MAROLOIS Reveüe et corrigée par Albert GIRARD Mathématicien. 1627, Amsterdam chez Jan JanBen, P. de Titre Gravée, - Texte de la Première Partie de la Fortification, 42 p. avec description des 17 planches, 1 f. - Texte de la Seconde Partie traictant de la Fortification de la planche 18 à 40 et fin. 2 ff. pour le grand Tableau des dimensions des Fortifications, 42 planches dépliantes chiffrées 1 à 40 (14 bis et 17 bis). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Holy Iland; Garnsey; Farne; Jarsey [Channel Islands]

      Performed by John Speede and are to be sold by Iohn Sudb. and G. Humbell, [1627]. - Speed's map of the Channel Islands Engraved map with hand colouring. A beautifully coloured map of the Channel Islands.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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        C. Cornelii Taciti Opera quae Exstant [The Extant Works of Tacitus]. Iustus Lipsius postremum recensuit. Additi Commentarii aucti emendatique ab ultima manu. Accessit C. Velleius Paterculus cum eiusdem Lipsi auctoribus Notis.

      Antwerp: Ex Officina Plantiniana, 1627.. PLANTIN PRESS EDITION. Folio, pp.[16], 547 [33], 36; pp.84 [16]. With various introductions and dedications, a short life of Tacitus, and an expansive commentary footnoted below the main text. A summary of the main text follows, then a family tree of the Julio-Claudians and an unpaginated index. Another short section on the editor's use of original manuscripts follows with separate pagination. In the final section is an edition of the extant parts of Velleius Paterculus' history, also with commentary and an unpaginated index. All text in Latin, with occasional notes in Greek. In contemporary dark brown mottled full calf, recently re-backed with the original spine leather pasted over. Raised bands, with gilt titles to new red calf label on spine. Neat black ink ownership inscription to bottom right of title page, dated 1694. Also a neat black ink Greek quotation from Isocrates ("If you are a lover of knowledge, you will be very learned") to the top right of the title page. Edges of title page browned and lightly chipped, otherwise internally crisp and clean. Externally worn, but carefully restored to an attractive, robust condition. Very good overall. The Stoic Philologist and Humanist Joost Lips produced his first edition of the works of Tacitus in the 1570's, but it wasn't until 1581 that he published it with the prestigious Plantin Press as the new Professor of History at Leiden University. This is a later revised edition, printed with the same high production values under the auspices of Bathasar I Moretus, grandson of the original Christophe Plantin.

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        SPIEGEL, De humani corporis fabrica libri decem... [et] De formato foetu... Epistolae duae anatomicae... [Avec : ] CASSERI, Tabulae anatomicae LXXIIX, omnes novae

      3 ouvrages en 1 vol. Venise et Padoue, Evangelista Deuchino et Giovanni-Batista de Martinis, 1627 [et 1626], , 3 ouvrages en 1 vol. in-folio, [12]-328 (i.e. 330)-[12] p. ; [3] ff. et 97 pl. ; [8]-104 p. et 9 pl. dans le texte, vélin rigide estampé à froid de l'époque, dos à nerfs, ÉDITION ORIGINALE de cette réunion, mise en oeuvre par Daniel Bucretius en 1627 : elle se compose de la première édition posthume du De humani corporis fabrica de Spiegel (l'édition originale a paru pour la première fois à Venise en 1625) et de l'édition originale, posthume également, des Tabulae de Casseri (ou Casserio, ou Casserius). Belle marque typographique à la double ancre d'Evangelista Deuchino, au verso du dernier feuillet de Casseri . Chaque partie a son titre propre, dans le bel encadrement allégorique gravé par Francesco Valesio, figurant l'Anatomie qui siège sous un dais dominant une structure architecturale au pied de laquelle se trouve une table où sont disposés les outils du chirurgien. Les Tabulae de Casseri sont bien complètes des 97 planches finement gravées en taille-douce par Valesio d'après Odoardo Fialetti, élève du Tintoret, avec explications en regard. 78 d'entre elles avaient été commandées par Casseri de son vivant ; Bucretius, Daniel Rindfleisch (1600-1631) de son vrai nom, les reçut des héritiers en vue de les publier avec la Fabrica de Spiegel, mais il n'en utilisa que 77, l'une d'entre elles ayant été endommagée. Il y adjoignit 20 nouveaux cuivres, dont il confia la réalisation aux mêmes artistes (2 vues d'homme de face et de dos, 10 planches d'ostéologie, 1 vue des muscles faciaux, 5 planches d'après Vesale figurant le système nerveux et vasculaire, 2 planches se rapportant au passage de l'air, à la vue et à l'ouïe). Exemplaire complet, bien qu'on n'y trouve pas la dédicace de Bucretius datée du 1er février 1627, qui ne figure que dans certains tirages ("it had benn asserted that in these copies the engravings have not been very carefully printed" - Choulant). "[This plates] are among the finest produced in the seventeenth century and are remarkable for their accuracy, beauty of excecution, and tasteful arrangement" (Heirs of Hippocrates). On trouve, relié in fine, l'ÉDITION ORIGINALE padouane du De formato foetu de Spiegel, illustrée des 9 cuivres provenant eux aussi du fonds de Casseri : la publication est due au gendre de Spiegel, Liberalis Crema de Padoue, qui avait fait l'acquisition de plusieurs cuivres auprès du petit fils de Casseri . Il sélectionna ces 9 figures, appropriées pour l'édition du De formato, et y ajouta ses propres explications en regard. "They are among Casserius' most beautiful engravings" (Choulant). Rare. Casseri (1561-1616) et Spiegel (1578-1625) furent tous deux élèves de Fabrizio d'Acquapendente ; Casseri succéda au maître à la chaire d'anatomie et de chirurgie de Padoue, qui revint ensuite à Spiegel en 1616. Krivatsky (17th), n° 2202, 11295 et 11297. Heirs of Hippocrates, n° 282, 283. Choulant, p. 225-226. Vélin habilement restauré. Titre-frontispice de la première pièce doublé. Une planche (Casserius n° 46) mal imprimée.

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        Della ragion di stato libri sette di Lodovico Settala all'illustrissimo & Eccellentissimo signore Don Emanuelle de Fonseca e Zugniga.

      appresso Gio. Battista Bidelli, 1627. In-4°, pp. (12), 272, marca tipografica incisa in rame al frontespizio, ritratto dell'autore in ricca cornice architettonica, legatura posteriore in piena pergamena con nervi passanti, titolo manoscritto al dorso, legacci. Ottimo esemplare, fresco. Edizione originale. La Ragion di Stato è una teoria sviluppatasi sulla base del pensiero politico rinascimentale e della Controriforma, alla fine del '500. Assai diffusa in Italia, si propagò poi nel resto d'Europa. Sul significato teorico e pratico da attribuire alla locuzione Ragion di Stato si discusse vivacemente, sin dalla metà del sec. XVI. Soprattutto, nella «ratio» dello Stato venne fatto confluire il concetto di interesse, ossia di utile politico. Nell'interesse così inteso si identificò il criterio che doveva guidare il principe nelle sue decisioni e la norma a cui dovevano conformarsi le azioni di governo. La Ragion di Stato può essere considerata come lo studio delle condizioni dell'esistenza dello Stato, da cui ebbe origine il processo di astrazione e di distinzione dello Stato stesso da coloro (i governanti) che lo impersonano. La trattatistica sulla Ragion di Stato prese le mosse dall'ampio dibattito aperto da Il Principe di Machiavelli e dalla rinnovata fortuna di Tacito durante il XVI sec. La ricerca si indirizzò verso l'esplorazione del rapporto tra politica e morale. La prima esposizione sistematica della teoria della Ragion di Stato si deve all'ecclesiastico piemontese Giovanni Botero, che nell'opera Della Ragione di Stato (1589) intese ripristinare i valori dell'etica senza distrarre lo Stato dalla logica utilitaria. Egli considerava la Ragion di Stato una «notizia di mezzi atti a fondare, conservare ed ampliare un dominio». Più precisamente, Botero riteneva che tra il conservare e l'ampliare uno Stato sicuramente fosse opera più grande il conservare, dato che per ampliare occorreva la forza che è comune a molti, mentre per la conservazione occorreva la sapienza, che è prerogativa di pochi. Egli riconosceva nella religione un elemento essenziale per la conservazione e il rafforzamento dello Stato. In tal modo faceva coincidere l'interesse religioso con quello politico. Tuttavia, per quanto Botero avesse cercato di affievolire il concetto di Ragion di Stato e di adattarlo alle esigenze della Chiesa e della morale, non poteva nascondere che, in ultima analisi, ogni azione politica è mossa da un interesse personale, per cui egli affermava che la Ragion di Stato è ragione di interesse. In questo filone si inserì Ludovico Séttala, anch'egli autore di una Ragion di Stato (1627) in sette libri. Le sue tematiche talvolta si avvicinano a quelle di Botero, ma è soprattutto ai tacitisti che egli si accosta quando raccomanda la lettura di Tacito per poter apprendere la «saggezza di Tiberio» il quale in nome della Ragion di Stato deportava gli ebrei e la «saggezza di Nerone» che, in nome della stessa bruciava i cristiani. Séttala non individua il fine della Ragion di Stato nel bene pubblico, ma nell'interesse del principe, e distingue due diversi generi di norme riguardanti la (--): la prima concerneva la sicurezza personale dei governanti, la seconda invece mirava alla salvaguardia della posizione politica esistente. Per il mantenimento del benessere dello Stato, il medico milanese consigliava una politica basata sulla prudenza, che mirasse a togliere ogni origine di malcontento e a creare un'atmosfera favorevole a chi governava. Non diversamente dagli altri teorici, Séttala poneva la conservazione al primo posto tra i compiti della Ragion di Stato.

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        Il regno. De Ungaria Transilvania, Schiavonia, Bosnia, Croatia, Dalmatia

      Artist: Rossi Giacomo Giovanni ( - 1691 ) Rome; issued in: Rome; date: 1683 1627 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: colored; condition: Some restoration at centerfold; size in cm : 43 x 54 - description: Map shows Hungary, Transilvania, Slavonia, Bosnia, Croatia and Dalmatia - Vita of the artist: Giovanni Giacomo De' Rossi was the son of the founder of the most important and active printing press of the 17th century in Rome. Begun in 1633 by his father Giuseppe (1570-1639), the press passed firstly to Giacomo and to his brother Giandomenico (1619-1653), and then later to Lorenzo Filippo (1682-?); in 1738 it became the Calcografia Camerale, from 1870 until 1945 the Regia Calcografica, and today it is known as the Calcografia Nazionale. Here are conserved, amongst many others, the plates of Giambattista Piranesi (1720-1778). Giacomo De' Rossi was the most involved of all the various family members who ran the press, and he worked between 1638 and 1691, and was to take the company to the height of its success.

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