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        La Flora. Etching by Alfonso Parigi the Younger

      1628 - 188 x 286 mm. With "Avviso di Mercurio a Berecintia dea della Terra, et alle Ninfe de Campi" printed below image. Slightly worn and browned; central vertical crease flattened; trimmed; hinged at upper corners of verso. "La Flora, o vero Il natal de' fiori (Flora, or The Birth of Flowers) is an opera in a prologue and five acts composed by Marco da Gagliano and Jacopo Peri to a libretto by Andrea Salvadori. It was first performed on 14 October 1628 at the Teatro Mediceo in Florence to celebrate the marriage of Margherita de' Medici and Odoardo Farnese, Duke of Parma. Based on the story of Chloris and Zephyrus in Book V of Ovid's Fasti, Salvadori's libretto contains many allegorical references to the transfer of political power, the beauty of Tuscany, and the strength of the Medici dynasty. The score of La Flora is one of only two still in existence out of Gagliano's 14 published stage works. Several of its arias are still performed as concert pieces." Wikipedia"As maestro di cappella for nearly 35 years to the grand duke of Tuscany and of Florence Cathedral (S Maria del Fiore), [Gagliano] was one of the most important Italian musicians of the period. His Dafne (1608) is a milestone in the early history of opera, and his secular madrigals and monodies and many sacred works in various genres, though now little known, were much acclaimed in the first half of the 17th century." Edward Strainchamps in Grove Music Online.Alfonso Parigi the Younger (1606-1656 was a noted Italian architect and engraver.

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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        A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence: In Antiquities. Concerning the most noble and renowned English nation. By the Studie and Trauell of R.V. Dedicated vnto the Kings most excellent Maiestie.

      London: Printed by Iohn Bill [and John Norton], Printer to the Kings most Excellent Maiestie. 1628 1628. The first edition printed in England (the 1605 edition was printed at Antwerp by Robert Bruney).Quarto, 173x127mm.In near-contemporary brown speckled calf binding with single border-rule gilt on the boards.Decorative blind roll on edge of boards.Recently re-backed, with five raised bands, gilt-outlined, and darker brown lettering-piece.All edges with some red marbling.Marbled end-papers.Old pencil annotations on the verso of the front free end-paper, at head.Title-page in red and black, with a large vignette showing the Tower of Babel.Dedication signed: Richard Verstegan.Attractive woodcut floral tail-pieces and ornate initials throughout.[24], 338, [12] pages; signatures: *-***4, A-Z4, 2A-2U4, 2X3 [bound without the final blank leaf].Illustrated with 10 three-quarter-page metal cuts in the text.Quires O-2L printed by Norton (STC).Includes index.A very good, crisp and clean copy.ESTC S116256.(Further information and photographs available on request.)

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        Giuditio politico sopra la vita di Luigi XI Re di Francia.

      appresso Barezzo Barezzi, Venetia 1628 - Cartonato coevo. Nuovo ds. in pergamena antica con titolo e fregio ms. Buon esemplare. Prima edizione della traduzione italiana. Br. Libr., I, 558. Non in Vinciana. 8vo (cm. 23,7), 8 cc.nn., 222 pp. (segue) Specchio della scienza politica. cavato da più fini Christalli. sparsi nell Opera presente e nell Historia memorabile. e ridotto. in forma di Tavola sotto Capi per ordine d Alfabeto da Barezzo Barezzi., ibidem, 1628, 104 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Praxis Medicinae Theorica et Empirica Familiarissima Gualteri Bruele: In qua pulcherrima dilucidissimaque ratione morborum internorum cognitio, eorundemque curatio traditur

      Published by Joannis Maire, Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden] 1628 - , [12], pp 1-421, [7] First Edition , front board detached, boards scuffed and with surface loss at corners, rebacked and with new endpapers, Sion College Library stamp on reverse of title page, pages at front and rear slightly tanned and with some loss at edges but not affecting text, small insect holes at lower margin of some pages but not affecting text, tear to index page but no text missing, in fair condition , brown calf boards with later calf spine and gilt title Octavo, 15 x 9.5 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Iura Sacri Romani Imperii in Dominio de Fleron, Vulgo Advocatia.

      1628 - Liege's Place in the Holy Roman Empire [Raddoux, Louis]. Iura Sacri Romani Imperii in Dominio de Fleron, Vulgo Advocatia Nostrae Dominae Urbis Regalis Aquisgranensis, Iuxta Civitate Leodiensem Sito, Quod Fuit ab Omni Aeuo sub Imperio, Nunc Cancellaria Brabantiae Sibi Subijcere Contendit. Liege: Typis Christiani Ouwerx, 1628. [148] pp. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter sheep over speckled boards, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering pieces, speckled edges. Light rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to edges, chipping to head of spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges partially cracked. Light browning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to a few leaves, some soiling to title page. Early owner annotation to front pastedown, two early owner signatures to title page, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. Though part of the Holy Roman Empire, the state of Liege enjoyed a great deal of autonomy. Raddoux outlines, and to some extent defends, Liege's legal relations within the Holy Roman Empire and the jurisdiction of the courts of Aachen, a political and legal center of empire located in Liege. Raddoux held several bureaucratic offices in Liege, most notably treasurer of the Prince-Archbishop. OCLC locates 2 copies, none in North America. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 139. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Primer Report des Cases et Matters en Ley Resolues & Adiudges.

      1628 - Davies's Reports Davies, Sir John [1569-1626]. Le Primer Report des Cases et Matters en Ley Resolues & Adiudges en les Courts del Roy en Ireland. Collect & Digest per Sr. Iohn Dauys Chivaler, Atturney Generall del Roy en Cest Realme. London: Printed [by Adam Islip] for the Company of Stationers, 1628. [16], 84, 84-99 ff. Complete as issued. Folio (11" x 6-3/4"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, rebacked in period-style calf, raised bands, lettering piece and blind ornaments to spine, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge of text block, hinges mended. A few shallow scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped. Large woodcut devices to title page, woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Moderate toning to text, small chip to fore-edge of fol. 68, small early owner signature to foot of title page. A handsome copy. * Second edition (and the first published in England). Davies, or Davys, was a highly respected lawyer, judge, statesman and man of letters. First issued in Dublin in 1615, Davies's Reports covers cases from 1604 to 1612. No other volumes were issued. Selected "principally for the use and benefit of our practisers here in Ireland," it soon became an oft-cited authority in England; It was praised by Willes, Lee and Lords Kenyon and Tindal. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:299 (42). English Short-Title Catalogue S123364. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Compendio historial de las chronicas y vniversal historia de todos los Reynos de España , donde se escriuen las vidas de los Reyes de Nauarra. Escrivese tambien la svcession de todos los Reyes de Francia, y Obispos de la S. Iglesia de Pamplona. Compvesto por Estevan de Garibay y Çamalloa, de nacion Cantabro, vezino de la villa de Mondragon, de la Prouinza de Guipuzcoa. Tomo tercero.

      Impresso en Barcelona: por Sebastian de Cormellas. Y à su costa 1628 - [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo B. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type B.].- // Folio, (286x202mm.); [4], 568, [12] p.; sign.: [2], A-Z8, Aa-Mm8, Nn6, Oo4; portada con escudo real xilografiado; texto a dos columnas; adornos xilográficos al final de los libros.- // Encuadernación de época en plena piel, lomo con seis nervios y tejuelo grabado, entrenervios decorados con estrellas doradas; planos con decoración dorada enmarcada en orla adornada en las puntas; cantos dorados a rueda; cortes moteados. Restauración del lomo aparentemente a mediados siglo XX, consolidando las cofias perdidas y cosiendo los planos que mantienen la charnela abierta; doble guarda delantera desprendida. Ejemplar muy fresco y limpio con buenos márgenes.- // Ex-libris encolado en contraplano delantero, "Johannis Baronis Carteret de Hawnes".- // Refs.: CCPB, 000000928-8 (OC); Rebiun, 05729936 (OC) y 16445460 (T. III). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Asuntos predicables para los domingos, miercoles, y viernes de Quaresma.

      Lisbon, Pedro Craesbeeck Impressor del Rey, a custa de Thome del Valle, mercador de livros, 1628. - 4°, contemporary limp vellum (lacks ties, soiled, small nicks at foot of spine, corners), spine with vertical title in manuscript, edges rouged. Small woodcut vignette on title-page. Woodcut initials and tailpieces. Some light browning and soiling, a few small stains; repaired tear in k3, without loss. Overall in good to very good condition. Contemporary inscription on recto of front free endleaf. Old inscription "Siqueira" on front pastedown endleaf. A few old notes on rear free endleaf. (8), 312, (12) ll. Text in two columns. *** Very rare fourth edition, the first to be published in Portugal. Editions of Madrid, Barcelona, and Alcalá de Henares appeared in 1627. The author (d. 1656), born in Alcazaren in Castilla la Vieja, was a preacher at the Convento de San Basilio in Madrid.*** Palau 191796 (calling for 7 preliminary leaves) Simón Díaz XVI 629 (calling for 7 preliminary leaves, and reporting no locations). Sousa Viterbo, @A litteratura hespanhola em Portugal, p. 164 (calling for only 7 preliminary leaves). Antonio I, 302-3: noting also translations into Latin (Mainz, 1649) and Italian (Venice, 1637). Not in Bernstein, @Pedro Craesbeeck & Sons. This edition not in Catálogo Colectivo del Partimónio Bibliográfico Español, which cites a number of other seventeenth-century editions. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Power of attorney, begins:] Sepan quantos esta carta de poder vieren, como yo don Luis Geronimo Ferna[n]dez de Cabrera y Bobadilla ... Conde de Chincon ... ortogo todo mi poder cumplido ...

      Odon [Spain]: No publisher/printer Folio (32 cm; 12.5"). [6] ff.. 1628 In 1628 the Conde de Chinchon had just finished serving as the Treasurer General of the Consejo de Aragon and was preparing to travel to Peru to be the viceroy and captain general of that New World region. He served in that role from 1629 to 1639. The Count had extensive land, business, and political matters that had to be overseen while he was in Southern Hemisphere, and in this printed form => specifically printed for him he gives his power of attorney to Jose de Carvajal Agurto, "my secretary"; Juan de Olabarria, "my accountant"; and Juan de Alderete. They are empowered to administer his estates, collect rents, and to do "other diverse things." Considerable detail is given concerning the extent of their power, including appearing in his stead before courts and councils, dealing with lawyers, agents, and the clergy, and much more. => Never before have we seen a power of attorney printed specifically for a newly appointed viceroy and specifically stating that he needs it because he is to be a viceroy in the New World. Signed by several witnesses and with the Count's paraph. Bound in half cordovan morocco with marbled paper sides. Light waterstaining at edges and along center fold.

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        Celeberrimi fluvii Albis nova delineatio / Das Ertzstift Bremen. Altkolor. Kupferstich von Chr. Moller bei W. Blaeu. Amsterdam, 1628. Zwei Karten auf einem Blatt. Je 15,3 x 53,3 cm.

       1628 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        LES NOUVELLES DE LANCELOT. Tirées des plus celebres Auteurs Espagnols.

      Chez Pierre Billaine, Rue St.Jacques a la bonne foy, A Paris 1628 - Testo francese. Opera in due parti raccolte in unico volume, dedicata a Roger du Plesseys. Cm.17,2x10,5. Pg.(16), 256; 350. Legatura in piena pergamena molle coeva, con minima abrasione al piatto posteriore. Frontespizio decorato da Iaspar Isac a motivi allegorici. Cartigli e capilettera incisi. Minime tarlature con restauri cartacei alle pg.43-155 della prima parte. Il volume contiene sei novelle: "Les Esclauses Illustres", "Le Ravissment heureux", "L'Infidelle Confidente", "La Devôte hypocrite", "L'Insolente Belle-mere", "L'Hermaphrodite". La prima, la terza e la sesta delle presenti Novelle provengono dal "Teatro Popular" di Francisco De Lugo y Davila (1622). Dopo aver già tradotto alcuni testi spagnoli, Nicolas Lancelot pubblicò a Lyon nel 1614 una versione della "Constante Amarilis" di Suarez de Figueroa, per poi dedicarsi alla traduzione di testi moreschi. Il presente costituisce il suo testo più rinomato. > Graesse, IV, 93. 400 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sumatra ein grosse Insel / so von den alten Geographen Taprobana genennet worden.':.

      - Holzschnitt v. Sebastian Münster aus Cosmographia. Oder Beschreibung der gantzen Weltt b. Sebastian Henric-Petri in Basel, 1628, 32 x 36,5 Burmeister, Seb. Münster Bibliographie, S. 75f., Nr. 86. - Zeigt die indonesische Insel Sumatra, die malaysische Halbinsel Malakka mit Singapur, der Straße von Singapur u. die vorgelagerten Inseln, sowie die westl. Spitze von Java. - Oben außerhalb der Karte Titel; oben rechts in dek. Rahmen Erklärungstext; darunter große Elefantendarstellung. - Frühe dekorative Karte der Region. (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Compendio Historial de las Crónicas y Universal Historia de todos los Reinos de España-Ambrosio 1628

      1628 - LOS 40 LIBROS DEL COMPENDIO HISTORIAL DE LAS CRONICAS Y UNIVERSAL HISTORIA DE TODOS LOS REINOS DE ESPAÑA. Autor: Ambrosio de Morales. Impreso en Barcelona por Sebastian de Cormellas. 1628. La obra completa son 40 libros en 4 tomos, es decir 10 libros por tomo. Nosotros solo tenemos el último tomo (Tomo IV), compuesto por los libros del 31 al 40. Pastas en pergamino. Faltan las dos primeras páginas del tomo. El libro tiene algunas restauraciones de época, sobre todo en las primeras y últimas páginas. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ovid's Metamorphosis, Englished by G.S.

      London: Printed by Robert Young, 1628. First complete twelvemo edition of George Sandys' English translation of Ovid's Metamorphosis, the great Roman epic of transformation, pirated from the authorized 1626 folio edition. While not the earliest English translator of Ovid, Sandys was one of the most influential, his heroic couplets admired by Milton, Dryden, and Pope: "soule-lesse Phaeton, with blazing haire / Shot head-long through a long descent of Aire; / As when a falling starre glides through the skie, / Or seemes to fall to the deceived eye." Sandys had already translated the first five books of the Metamorphosis when he sailed to the New World as treasurer of the fledgling Virginia Company. He completed the next two books on the sea and the remainder in Virginia, making his Ovid the first major literary translation produced in the American colonies. His work on the Metamorphosis was punctuated by clashes with Native Americans, including one fight that left three hundred colonists dead; in his dedication to the poem, Sandys notes that "Warres and Tumults [brought] it to light in stead of the Muses." Upon Sandys's return, Charles I granted him the exclusive privilege to print his translation, which appeared in a handsome folio edition in 1626. The first five books, however, had already been registered, and this narrower right to copy was inherited by Robert Young. In 1628, Young published this unauthorized twelvemo edition of the complete Metamorphosis, in spite of the patent granted to Sandys, complete with an amusingly crude woodcut reproduction of the folio's engraved title page. Sandys successfully sued to suppress this pirated edition. STC 18965. A curiosity of seventeenth-century English printing, and a near-fine copy of a major translation. Twelvemo, full contemporary calf, skillfully rebacked with original spine laid down, raised bands, compartments ruled and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges stained red, red silk ribbon marker. Woodcut title page, editor's note and index at rear. Minor chipping to spine ends, some toning and occasional spotting to text block, a few pages trimmed close. Bookseller notations in pencil to first fly leaf; early ink ownership inscriptions to second fly leaf, dedication page, and verso of final page.

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        Sumatra ein grosse Insel / so von den alten Geographen Taprobana genennet worden.':.

      - Holzschnitt v. Sebastian Münster aus Cosmographia. Oder Beschreibung der gantzen Weltt b. Sebastian Henric-Petri in Basel, 1628, 32 x 36,5 Burmeister, Seb. Münster Bibliographie, S. 75f., Nr. 86. - Zeigt die indonesische Insel Sumatra, die malaysische Halbinsel Malakka mit Singapur (Singapore), die Straße von Singapur mit den vorgelagerten Inseln, sowie die westl. Spitze von Java. - Oben außerhalb der Karte Titel; oben rechts in dek. Rahmen Erklärungstext; darunter große Elefantendarstellung. - Frühe dekorative Karte der Region. (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Iura Sacri Romani Imperii in Dominio de Fleron, Vulgo Advocatia...

      1628. Liege's Place in the Holy Roman Empire [Raddoux, Louis]. Iura Sacri Romani Imperii in Dominio de Fleron, Vulgo Advocatia Nostrae Dominae Urbis Regalis Aquisgranensis, Iuxta Civitate Leodiensem Sito, Quod Fuit ab Omni Aeuo sub Imperio, Nunc Cancellaria Brabantiae Sibi Subijcere Contendit. Liege: Typis Christiani Ouwerx, 1628. [148] pp. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter sheep over speckled boards, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering pieces, speckled edges. Light rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to edges, chipping to head of spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges partially cracked. Light browning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to a few leaves, some soiling to title page. Early owner annotation to front pastedown, two early owner signatures to title page, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. Though part of the Holy Roman Empire, the state of Liege enjoyed a great deal of autonomy. Raddoux outlines, and to some extent defends, Liege's legal relations within the Holy Roman Empire and the jurisdiction of the courts of Aachen, a political and legal center of empire located in Liege. Raddoux held several bureaucratic offices in Liege, most notably treasurer of the Prince-Archbishop. OCLC locates 2 copies, none in North America. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 139.

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        Annotationes in praecipua ac difficiliora sacrae scripturae loca.

      Duaci [Douai]: Apud Gerardum Patté, sub signo missalis aurei Folio in 6's (36 cm, 14.2"). [3] ff. (of 4, lacking title-leaf), 684 pp., [10] ff.. 1628 Second edition" (but really third?) of commentary on the O.T. and N.T. by Willem Hessels van Est (Gulielmus Estius, 1542–1613), who studied classics at Utrecht and religion at Louvain, and was Chancellor at the University of Douai from 1595 until his death. Famous especially for exegetical writings, as herein, "Estius's reputation became so great among later scholars that the saying . . . 'Estius on the Epistles' became proverbial." (NCE) This edition was edited by Gaspard Dubois (Nemius, 1587–1667), whose dedication to Francis van der Burch, Archbishop of Cambrai, features his => engraved arms as a headpiece. First published in 1617, the text is in Latin printed in roman and italic, double-column, framed on each page by a double-ruled border, with elaborate woodcut initials and head- and tailpieces, many incorporating the Jesuit "IHS" and one of these => censored by an 18th-century hand. (Two large leaves are drawn in ink over objectionable putti parts!) The title-page, wanting in this copy, has been transcribed by the same(?) early hand in ink on the front fly-leaf recto and verso, and the imprint information is confirmed by the colophon on the last page, which features the woodcut printer's device and the date in roman numerals. Provenance: An inscription on the front fly-leaf verso gives three dates, 1682–1739, and the names Fido Springhere and Philippus Coisne(?); there is a second ex-libris inscription with the name Baptista Baelde(?) at top of dedication leaf; and a final inscription, "Fido Springhere 1686" on verso of last leaf, above colophon. Scarce: This edition => not in NUC Pre-1956, and WorldCat finds just three U.S. copies. Contemporary calf with an elaborate cartouche gilt at the center of each cover, rebacked to style with gilt-ruled raised bands and green gilt-lettered spine label; extremities repaired and new endpapers. Ex-library: old oval stamp on first page of dedication and accession number on p. 1 of text. Lacks title-leaf; various markings on verso of front endpaper; final two quires lightly creased; small marginal hole from natural paper flaw on three leaves; a few spots and smudges and one small tear, also from natural flaw. With occasional => underlining and marginalia in Latin, seemingly by the same hand that transcribed the title and inscribed the fly-leaf.

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        1633 King James Bible -With Psalms of David, Whole Book of Psalms

      Hardcover. Good. Bound in full leather, original boards, rebacked with matching raised/tooled spine. Hinges good. Covers have some wear but overall VGC. Book of Common Prayer, Genealogies. Woodcut general title depicts 12 tribes and 12 disciples (no NT title). Includes Apocrypha, Concordance dated 1628 and printed by Assigns of Clement Cotton. Final contents "The Whole Booke of Psalmes...Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and others...." Musical staffs. Decorative initial letters on each book. Brief family record on verso of title. Scattered inscriptions, antique brown ink. Some defective pages, Scattered stains and ink scrawlings (two pages noted with intense ink scribbles), Whole Booke of Psalmes lacking lower half of last page.

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        The Book of Common Prayer bound dos-a-dos with The New Testament [Early Embroidered Binding]

      Bonham Norton and John Bill / The Cambridge Univesity Printers, London and Cambridge 1628 - 12mo. The Common Prayer is published 1629 by Norton and Bill. The New Testament is 1628 by "the printers to the Universite" in Cambridge. The binding is embroidered with silver thread and coloured silk threads and shows foliage, flowers and birds. The edges are all gilt and stamped with a decorative pattern. The book does have some faults. One of the shared hinges is holding but a little weak. The edges and corners of the binding are somewhat worn and rubbed. Both title pages are quite chipped at the edges. There is a bit of a gap in the binding between the A and B section of The New Testament and so the A section has stood a little bit proud for a while and been a little worn at the edges. A delightful and scarce survival. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dell' Historia de S. Lvigi IX, Re di Francia, e delle cose pi memorabili occorse nella guerra da lui fatta con Saracini...

      In Venetia: Francesco Baba, 1628. [8], 308, [36] p. (signatures: 4 leaves, A-Vv4; Qq2 misnumbered Rr2), index, 24.5 cm. Title continues: per l?acquisto di Terra Santa. Tradotta di francese in italiano dal signor Goi. Battista Parchi. Engraved title-page; imprint from colophon. Translated from Histoire de Sainct Louys roy de France, IX du nom, XLIIII du nombre. First pub. Paris, 1610. Pierre Matthieu (1563-1621) was French royal historiographer under Henri IV and Louis XIII. This history of Louis IX and the Seventh Crusade was published at a time when Islamic forces, Turkish and African, were threatening in the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe. This copy has deckle edges and wide borders but must have been near a fire as there are gray pre-scorch markings. Bound in beautiful full leather, blind-tooled, by Hope Bindery. stock#OB775.

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        Plate from 'Academie de l'Espee'

      [Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir, 1628. Copper engraving by 'Rob. beaudoux'. Very good condition apart from some mild rippling. A fine print from the most sumptuous book on fencing ever produced, which combines a strong design sense with beauty and historical importance, executed by one of the greatest engravers of the day. The image illustrates Thibault's theories of successful fencing using movement and mathematical principles. Thibault's work was produced during a period when the Italian rapier (or epee) held sway. "The Italians discovered the effectiveness of the dexterous use of the point rather than the edge of the sword. By the end of the 16th century, their lighter weapon...and simple, nimble, and controlled fencing style, emphasizing skill and speed rather than force, spread throughout Europe. Most of the wrestling tricks [used in earlier disciplines] were abandoned, the lunge was discovered, and fencing became established as an art" ( Encyclopaedia Britannica ). The present image marks the zenith of the use of the epee in Europe. "In the latter half of the 17th century, the sword and swordsmanship changed dramatically with a change in gentleman's dress. In France the court of Louis XIV set the fashion of silk stockings, breeches, and brocaded coats...As the long trailing rapier was unsuited to this form of dress, fashion decreed the wearing of a light, short court sword. The French style set in throughout Europe as the Italian had done earlier" (op. cit.). Cf. Vigeant p. 125; cf. Willems 302.

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        Iohn Barclay his Argenis. Translated out of Latine into English: the prose vpon his Maiesties Command...

      London, Printed by Felix Kyngston for Richard Meighen and Henry Seile, 1628. Quarto: [8], 256, 247-489, [1] p. (signatures: A4, B-Ii8, K2). Title continues: "by Sir Robert Le Grys, Knight: and the verses by Thomas May, Esquire. With a clauis annexed to it for the satisfaction of the reader, and helping him to vnderstand, what persons were by the author intended." This romance, written in Latin and first published in Paris in 1621, referred to real historical events and people under the veil of allegory. The Clavis, pp. 485-489: STC (2nd ed.) 1394. Has the armorial bookplate of famed collector Sir William Stirling Maxwel, 1818-1878. Title-page soiled, a few marginal repairs; bound in full leather with Stirling Maxwel's embossed arms; very good. Stock#OB636.

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        De Iurisprudentia Extemporali Ars Aequi et Boni EA

      Lovanii, Apud Ionnem Oliverium, 1628., 8°Diodori Tuldeni IC. & in Academia Lovaniensi Professoris Regii, De Iurisprudentia Extemporali: Sive Series Regularum: pars Prima, hrsg. Lovanii, apud Ioannem Oliverium, & Corn. Coenesteyn, 1628; 180 S, beigebunden, Ars Aequi et Boni, Perpetuo Nexu & Explicatione Regularum Selectarum ex vniuerso Iure, adornata: sive De Iurisprudentia Extemporali, Pars altera, hrsg. w.o., 1629, 206 S; Umschlag gotisches Pergament m. Lederschnüren, je 1 gestochene Titel vignette u. weitere Vignetten u. schmucke Initialien im Text: Band etwas verzogen gesamt guter Zustand. rare Ausgabe! 8° Best.Nr.20446 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Plate from 'Academie de l'Espee'

      [Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir, 1628. Copper engraving by Johann Gelle. Very good condition apart from a small orange spot in the left side of the image. A fine print from the most sumptuous book on fencing ever produced, which combines a strong design sense with beauty and historical importance, executed by one of the greatest engravers of the day. The image illustrates Thibault's theories of successful fencing using movement and mathematical principles. Thibault's work was produced during a period when the Italian rapier (or epee) held sway. "The Italians discovered the effectiveness of the dexterous use of the point rather than the edge of the sword. By the end of the 16th century, their lighter weapon...and simple, nimble, and controlled fencing style, emphasizing skill and speed rather than force, spread throughout Europe. Most of the wrestling tricks [used in earlier disciplines] were abandoned, the lunge was discovered, and fencing became established as an art" ( Encyclopaedia Britannica ). The present image marks the zenith of the use of the epee in Europe. "In the latter half of the 17th century, the sword and swordsmanship changed dramatically with a change in gentleman's dress. In France the court of Louis XIV set the fashion of silk stockings, breeches, and brocaded coats...As the long trailing rapier was unsuited to this form of dress, fashion decreed the wearing of a light, short court sword. The French style set in throughout Europe as the Italian had done earlier" (op. cit.). Cf. Vigeant p. 125; cf. Willems 302.

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