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        DISPUTATIO DE VERA HUMANI PARTUS NATURALIS ET LEGITIMI DESIGNATIONE In qua de hominis conceptu: Animatione: Efformatione: Gestationis tempore: Editione: Deque partus naturalis limitibus: de Furtivo: Exposito: Subposito: Abortivo: Monstroso: Multiplici: et Superfoetato agitur...

      Madridii, ex Typographia Francisci Martinez, 1628. In-4 p. (mm. 290x200), 2 opere in 1 vol., p. pergam. coeva, dorso a cordoni, tit. ms., 30 cc.nn., 684 pp.num., 34 cc.nn.; con belliss. antiporta figurata e ritratto dell?'A., disegnati dal poeta e umanista Juan Jaùregui (ca. 1570 - ca. 1640) ed inc. in rame da Pedro Perrete; testo su due colonne, ornato da grandi capilett. figur. a vignetta e finali silografati. Il ns. esempl. è completo delle prime due carte (quasi sempre mancanti) che contengono lettere ?"a?" e ?"da?" Juan Jaùregui. Nell?'opera sono trattati anche: il concepimento, il feto, il parto, la durata della gravidanza (questione molto importante, nelle leggi medioevali e del Rinascimento, ai fini dell?'eredità), l?'aborto e la nascita di bambini deformi e i parti gemellari. Unita, una ?""Diatriba" super primore temporum doctrina, in libris Pat. Dionys. Petavij, novissimé prostantibus, contenta?" (Madrid, 1628), pp. 68. Rarissima "prima edizione", così completa. Cfr. Krivatsy,2179 - Palau,II, p. 64 che cita l?'ediz. del 1630. ?"Alphonse Caranza, jurisconsulte espagnol, vécut sur la fin du XVI siècle à Séville, et ensuite à Madrid, où il publia divers ouvrages en latin et en espagnol. Le "De partu naturali et legitimo", ouvrage bien estimé sur les droits des enfants naturels et légitimes, offre une nouvelle preuve du crédit que les lois romaines eurent en Espagne. Il a été souvent réimprimé à Genève, Francfort, Cologne, ecc. On trouve à la suite de ce traité, écrit avec beaucoup de clarté, une diatribe du savant juriconsulte, sur la "Doctrine des temps" du P. Petau?". Così Biographie Universelle, VII, p. 111 Solo alc. carte con alone margin., lievi uniformi arross. interc. nel t. ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        GIUDITIO POLITICO SOPRA LA VITA DI LUIGI XI RE DI FRANCIA + SPECCHIO DELLA SCIENZA POLITICA + HISTORIA VERACE DELLE GUERRE + GENEALOGIA DELLA REAL CASA DI BORBONE+ DE GLI STATI DI FRANCIA+INTERROTTA CONTINUAZIONE+ IL PRINCIPE GLORIOSO+ LA PRINCIPESSA

      VENETIA: APPRESSO BAREZZO BAREZZI, 1628. In 8. Dim. 22x16,5 cm. Pp. (16)+222, 104, (16)+72, 28, 140+(4), 71+(1), 103, 42+(2). Rara raccolta del 1628 delle principali opere di Pierre Matthieu (1563-1621) scrittore, poeta, drammaturgo e storiografo tradotte da diversi autori. Il volume raccoglie otto opere tutte stampate a Venezia da Barezzo Barezzi (1560-1643 circa) nel 1628. Sette opere sono scritte da Matthieu, solo una "De gli Stati di Francia et della lor possanza" è di Matteo Zampini (1519-1600). Quest'ultima è un'indagine storica sulle origini e natura degli stati e pone in relazione il loro potere con il potere regale. Lo scritto ebbe un notevole successo al tempo ed una certa influenza sul pensiero politico. La prima opera, prima traduzione italiana, descrive la vita di Luigi XI di Francia (1423-1483). La seconda è una sorta di dizionario di scienza politica dalle cui voci trarre una generale lezione di moralità. La terza è la descrizione della guerra fra Francia e Spagna fino alla Pace di Veruins (1598). La quarta è una genealogia della Reale Casa Borbone dal Re Faramondo sino ad Enrico IV. La sesta e settima descrivono la vita ed imprese eroiche di Enrico IV re di Francia e Navarra (1553-1610). L'ottava è la vita di Santa Elisabetta d'Ungheria (1207-1231) dedicata ad Elisabetta primogenita del Re Enrico IV. Interessante ensemble di opere di politica seicentesca rilegate in un bel volume in pergamena coeva. Ex libris al frontespizio della prima opera. In buone condizioni. Collazionata e risultata completa. Copertina in piena pergamena coeva in buone condizioni generali con lievi usure e parti mancanti ai margini e dorso. Legatura in discrete condizioni con qualche pagina staccata. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con rare fioriture ma lievi gore d'umidità. Usure al margine destro della quarta opera. Rinforzo al verso dell'occhietto della prima opera e del suo frontespizio con usure. SEgno di tarlo marginale all'ultima carta del voluem senza perdita di testo. Scarce collection of 1628 of the most important works written by Pierre Matthieu (1563-1621) writer, poet, dramawriter, and historian translated by different authors. The volume collects eight works all published in Venice by Barezzo Barezzi (1560-1643 circa) in 1628. Seven works have been written by Matthieu, only one "De gli Stati di Francia et della lor possanza" is written by Matteo Zampini (1519-1600). This last wotk is an historycal analysis abotu the origins and nature of states and put in relationship their power with royal power. The writing had a great success in that time and a certain influence in political thought. The first work, first italian translation, describes the life of Louis XI of France (1423-1483). The second one is a sort of dicitonary of political science from which assume a general lesson of morality. The third one is the description of the war between France and Spain until the Peace of Veruins (1598). The fourth one is a genealogy about the Royal Borbon House from the King Faramondo untilt he King IV. The sixth and seventh work describe the life and heroic happening of Henry IV king and France and Navarra (1553-1610). The eight one is the life of Saint Elisabeth of Hungary (1207-1231) dedicated to Elisabeth first daughter of the King Henry IV. Interesting ensemble of works of politics of the XVII century in a beautiful volume of parchment cover. Ex libris in the title page of the first work. In good conditions. Collationed and complete Full parchment coeval cover in good general conditions slightly worn with missing parts in the edges and spine. Binding in fair conditions with some page detached. Inside pages are in good conditions with occasional foxings but with slight humidity stains. Wearings in the right edge of the fourth work. Reinforcement in the verso of the false title page of the first work and his title page with wearings. Worming in the edge of the last page of the volume with no loss of text.

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        El Santo Milagroso Agustiniano , San Nicolás De Tolentino. Poema Heroico.

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1628 - 10 h. con las aprobaciones, unas observaciones del autor, dos poemas de Lope de Vega : (En el mismo año Lope de Vega escribe su obra teatral dedicada a San Nicolás de Tolentino. Es sabido que Lope de Vega saca este episodio del poema de Camargo y Salgado.) Un poema sobre el Santo y un poema de alabanza al escritor. y 140 folios. Ejemplar falto de portada , una hoja preliminar y una lámina. Pequeñas restauraciones bien hechas en los primeras hojas. Correcta encuadernación del siglo XX a media piel. Size: 4º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        Annotationes in praecipua ac difficiliora sacrae scripturae loca

      Duaci [Douai]: Apud Gerardum Patté, sub signo missalis aurei, 1628.

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        Salomons Recantation and Repentance: or, The Booke of Ecclesiastes briefly and fully explained.

      London, John Haviland, for John Bartlet 1628. (8) 175 p. Rebound half Leather with ribbed back and decorated with stamps, 4° (some pages are fixed at the lower margins because of wormholes, at some places affecting the text. William Pemble c.1592-1623, was a puritan divine, born as a son of a clergyman. His father was poor, and his education was provided for by John Barker. After his graduation he removed to Magdalen Hall, where he became reader and tutor. He proceeded M.A. on 9 June 1618, took orders, and was made divinity reader of Magdalen Hall, a post which he filled with great distinction, being an able exponent of Calvinism, and famous as a preacher. He was loyal to the Anglican church, though anxious that the terms of conformity should be made easier to his party. His aquirements in various branches of learning were very remarkable. It would seem that his labours and studies exhausted his strenght and shortened his days. Pemble's works were all posthumous, edited and published by his friends.).

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        Decem e familia Burggraviorum Nurnbergensium electorum Brandenburgicorum eicones, ad vivum expressae, eorumque res gestae, una cum genealogiis fide optima collectae.

      Berlin, Runge, 1628.. 2 Bll., 110 SS. m. 12 gest. Portr. von Peter Rollos u. 1 ganzs. Kst., 4°, neuerer Ppbd.. Jöcher I, 1812; Nagler XV, 83 ff. - Schöne Genealogie des Hauses Hohenzollern. Mit Porträts der Kurfürsten von Friedrich I. bis Friedrich Wilhelm als Kind (Große Kurfürst). Die Bordüre des Titels mit 24 Wappen sowie am Ende mit dem Stammbaum der brandenburgischen Kurfürsten seit 1417. Sauberes und sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar in einem neueren Einband.

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        The Anatomy of Melancholy : What It Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes, Prognostickes, & Seuerall Cures of It : In Three Partitions, with Their Severall Sections, Members & Subsections Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically Opened

      Oxford : Printed for Henry Cripps, 1628-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio. 3rd edition. [8], 77, [7], 208 [i.e. 210, 4], 209-374, [2], 375-646 [i.e. 648, 12] p. : ill., ports. ; 29 cm. Bound in 3/4 modern brown crushed Moroccan leather. Marbled boards. Gilt lettering on red leather spine label. Fine binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages with tanning. Last page and 2 pages after the frontis argument have been restored. Later owners name on title page. Dampstaining to leaves in later quarter of volume. Ruffling to pages. STC 4161 (3rd edition) Lowndes I 328. Pforzheimer I 119 and Printing and the Mind of Man 120 (1st edns). Madan I 162:3. Alden 632/18 "Included are numerous scattered refs to the Americas", p 194. Norman 381 (1st) "the classic study on depression". Osler 4621 "A great medical treatise". Heirs of Hippocrates 252 (2nd) <br><br> Burton&#39;s book consists mostly of a collection of opinions of a multitude of writers, grouped under quaint and old-fashioned divisions; in a solemn tone Burton endeavoured to prove indisputable facts by weighty quotations. The subjects discussed and determined by Burton ranged from the doctrines of religion to military discipline, from inland navigation to the morality of dancing-schools. <br> On its surface, the book is presented as a medical textbook in which Burton applies his vast and varied learning, in the scholastic manner, to the subject of melancholia (which includes what is now termed clinical depression). Though presented as a medical text, The Anatomy of Melancholy is as much a sui generis work of literature as it is a scientific or philosophical text, and Burton addresses far more than his stated subject. In fact, the Anatomy uses melancholy as the lens through which all human emotion and thought may be scrutinized, and virtually the entire contents of a 17th-century library are marshaled into service of this goal. It is encyclopedic in its range and reference. <br> In his satirical preface to the reader, Burton&#39;s persona Democritus Junior explains, "I write of melancholy by being busy to avoid melancholy." This is characteristic of the author&#39;s style, which often supersedes the book&#39;s strengths as a medical text or historical document as its main source of appeal to admirers. Both satirical and serious in tone, the Anatomy is "vitalized by (Burton&#39;s) pervading humour", and Burton&#39;s digressive and inclusive style, often verging on a stream of consciousness, consistently informs and animates the text.[citation needed] In addition to the author&#39;s techniques, the Anatomy&#39;s vast breadth â&#128;&#147; addressing topics such as digestion, goblins, the geography of America, and others â&#128;&#147; make it a valuable contribution to multiple research disciplines.

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        Benedicti Victorii Faventini, Medici Olim ac Philosophi Praestantissimi De Curandis Morbis Ad Tyrones Practica Magna: In Duos Tomos Diuisa: Opus Sane Omnibus Artem Medicam Exercitantibus Utilissimum, in Germania Nusquam Visum,

      Francofurti [Frankfort am Main]: Johan Theobald Schönwetter; Typis Erasmi Kempferi. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed; spine darkened. Some creasing to corners of feps, which are becoming loose. Text block firm. Ex.-lib. embossed stamps with minimal marking. 1628. A Prima & Antique Editionis. Contemporary Vellum. 180mm x 110mm (7" x 4"). 1106pp, + index. &#39; ... à multis hucusque desideratum ideoque nunc demum per Petrum Uffenbachium P. & M.D. Reiq. publ. Moenofrancofurdianae Archiatrum, a primae & antiquae editionis mendis emaculatum, summa diligentia reuisum & denuo in lucem emissum dupliciq. indice donatum.&#39;. .

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        Fortifiacation ou architecture militaire

      Jansson Caesius, Amsterdam 1628 - 248 pp. Beaucoup de gravures dans et hors texte sur des pages doubles. Cet édition contient un nombre d'améliorations sur l'ouvrage original, introduit par Francois van Schoten 1 volumes. Frontespice, page de titre et jusu'à p 8 remplacés par des facsimiles. Bonne condition Reliure plein velin entièrement restauré, dos lisse, titre à l'encre de Chine

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        Berncastel".

      1628 - Kupferstich aus Meisners Schatzkästlein, 1628. ca. 9,5 x 14,5 cm. Ansicht der Stadt Bernkastel, rechts im Vordergrund allegorische Darstellung. Titelleiste "Glück und Glass, wie bald bricht das". Unterhalb der Darstellung "Cum ridet Fortuna nimis, cave, rumpitur ultro, Cum splendent, facile vitrea vasa crepant.". Darunter die deutsche Übersetzung. Erstmals 1623 erschienen, hier vorliegend in der zweiten Auflage von 1628 mit der Numerierung "4" rechts oberhalb der Darstellung.

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        HISTOIRE DE MELUN

      0 - Contenant Plusieurs Raretez Notables, et non descouvettes en l'Histoire generale de France, plus la vie de Bourchard, Conte de Melun, soubs le regne de Hues Capet. Traducte du latin d'un autheur du temps. Ensemble la vie de Messire, Jacques Amyot, Euesque d'Auxerre, grand Aumosnier de France, avec le Catalogue des Seigneurs, & Dames Illustres, de la Maison de Melun. # Paris. Chez (Imp.) Jean Guignard. 1628. 22x16 cm. 1 grabado del autor a plena pág.+portada con Emblema+759 págs. portada y 3 h. reforzadas en los bordes, plena piel época, nervios, tejuelo, lomo cuajado de hierros, cortes tintados. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Odon [Spain]: No publisher/printer, 1628.

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        Traité Des Gabelles a Sel Du Languedoc Contenant Le Devoir et La Charge Des Visiteurs et Contre-Rolleurs Provinciaux :ensemble Celles Des Voituriers Tant Par Eau Que Par Terre , Regratiers & Revendeurs De Sel à Petites Mesures Avec Le Règlement Des Péages

      Pierre Chouët, Genève 1628 - 72 PP derniers feuillets maculés avec manque en marge . précieux document de toute évidence fort rare. marque d'imprimeur au titre [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The First Part of the Institutes of the Lawes of England. Or, a Commentarie upon Littleton, Not the Name of a Lawyer onely, but of the Law it selfe [etc.]. S.T.C. 15784. Folio

      London: Printed for the Society of Stationers, 1628. Modern calf, gilt, one leaf in facsimile, without the portraits and table of consanguinity, some browning and staining, early notations; a working copy First edition of Coke&#39;s most single famous work and one of the five greatest books of English law, glossing Littleton&#39;s &#39;Tenures&#39;, one of the remaining four, and forming the first part (of four) of his monumental Institutes of English Law

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        Les Fortifications du Chevalier Antoine de Ville, Contenans la Manière de Fortifier Toute Sorte de Places Tant Regulierement, Qu'irregulierement en Quelle Assiete Qu'elles Soient

      - Comme aussi les ponts, passages, entrées de rivieres, ports de mer; La construction de toutes sortes de forts & citadelles; le moyen facile de tracer sur le terrain. Le tout à la moderne, comme il se pratique dans les meilleures places d'Europe, demonstré & calculé par les sinus & logarithmes. Avec l'ataque et les moyens de prendre les places par intelligence, sedition, surprise, stratagème, escalade; les effets de diverses sortes de petards, pour faire sauter les ports, murailles & bastimens; plusieurs instrumens pour rompre les chaines et paux; L'ordre des longs sieges, la construction des forts, & Redoutes, les retranchements des quartiers. Des tranchées, bateries, mantelets, mines & plusieurs inventions nouvelles non jamais escrites. Plus la defense & l'instruction generale pour s'empescher des surprises; les remedes contre la trahison, sedition, revolte; Pour se garantir des escalades; Diverses inventions nouvelles contre le petard; la defense contre les longs sieges & contre les sieges par la force; L'ordre contre les aproches; Des sorties, contre-mines, retranchemens, capitulation, & reddition des places. Le tout representé en cinquante-cinq planches, avec leurs plantes, prospectives, & paisages. Le discours est preuvé par demonstrations, experiences, raisons communes, & physiques, avec les rapports des Histoires anciennes, & modernes. Text: French. [Lyon: Chez Irenee Barlet, 1628]. Limited to 85 numbered copies, this being NO. 25. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [I]. Self-stryt, dat is Onderlinghe Worstelinghe van Goede ende quade Gedacten door [bound with][II] Veld-Teycken, Alle eerbare longe-luyden toe-geeygent

      Graven-Hage [The Hague]: Adriaen vander Venne und Joost Ockerss. 1628. Three works bound together, the second apparently without title page. Contemporary limp vellum. [I]. First edition. 43, (44)pp. Old ink notations on first blank, printer&#39;s device on title, engraved frontispiece and three additional engravings in text. [II]. 1628 edition. 95, (1)pp. Engraved title vignette and four additional engravings in text, terminal printer&#39;s device ("Cunst en Boeck-Druckery"), rear blanks heavily chipped, chip removing several letters from page 93. Binding sound and very good, some staining in text, small creases and chips to corners, overall a good copy. .

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        The Unlovelinesse, of Love-Lockes. Or, A Summarie Discourse, prooving: The wearing, and Nourishing of a Locke, or Love-Locke, to be altogether unseemely, and unlawfull unto Christians : In which there are likewise some passages collected ... against Face-painting; the wearing of Supposititious, Poudred, Frizled, or extraordinary long Haire; the inordinate affectation of corporall Beautie: and Womens Mannish, Unnaturall, Impudent, and vnchristian cutting of their Haire; the Epidemicall Vanities, and Vices of our Age

      London: [no name], 1628. First edition. 4to. [24], 63, [1] p. Bound with three other titles by Prynne, in modern brick-red buckram. Ex-library, with bookplate on front pastedown, foot of spine with call number lettered in white. STC 20477 . The Puritan controversialist William Prynne, famous for his attack on the English theater in Histrio-Mastix (1633) , here turns his wrath on the 17th-century fashion of growing one lock of hair longer than the others, calling it "unnaturall" and 'shamefull," characteristic of savages. According to Prynne, Satan used these lovelocks to pull folks down to hell; and those who wore them were "Ruffians, Rovers, Fantastiques, Humourists, Fashion-mongers ... Effeminate, Lascivious, Voluptuous, Singular, or Vaine-glorious persons." Prynne himself, who was later condemned to prison for libel and had his ears cropped off, had to wear his hair long in order to cover up the ear stubs [Bound with:] A Briefe Survay and Censure of Mr Cozens his Couzening Devotions. Proving both the forme and matter of Mr Cozens his Booke of Private Devotions, or the Houres of Prayer, lately published, to be meerely Popish ... [12], 104 pp. London: [T. Cotes], 1628. STC 20455 [And:] God, No Impostor, Nor Deluder. Or, An Answer to a Popish and Arminian Cavill, in the defence of Free-Will, and universall Grace ... [4], 36 pp. [London: Elizabeth Allde], 1630. STC 20461 [And:] The Church of England's Old Antithesis to New Arminianisme ... [48], 280, [40] pp. London: [Augustine Matthewes and Elizabeth Allde for Michael Sparke], 1629. Title page with partial loss of title. STC 20457

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        Plate from 'Academie de l'Espee'

      [Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir 1628 - 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. Copper engraving by Johann Gelle. Very good condition apart from some mild creasing.

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        [patricii Veneti] De Republica Venetorum. Libri quinque. Item synopsis reip. Venete, et alii de eadem discursus politici

      Lugd. Batavorum [Leiden]: Ex Officina Elzeviriana 1628. . 16mo, 431, (1) pp. Engraved title showing a bird&#146;s eye view of Venice, marbled paste downs, armorial bookplate of Lord Sinclair. Contemporary calf, a.e.g., covers with double gilt rules, cornerpieces and a central rose, gilt phoenix to the foot of the spine with the motto Rinasce Piu Gloriosa (&#147;It rises again more glorious&#148;), spine slightly worn. A Venetian diplomat, Contarini was made a Cardinal in 1535 despite being of a decidedly secular bent. The second Elzevir edition. Willems 293. First published 1543.

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        SIR FRANCIS DRAKE REVIVED: CALLING UPON THIS DULL OR EFFEMINATE AGE, TO FOLLOW HIS NOBLE STEPS FOR GOLD AND SILVER. BY THIS MEMORABLE RELATION, OF THE RARE OCCURRENCES (NEVER YET DECLARED TO THE WORLD) IN A THIRD VOYAGE, MADE BY HIM INTO THE WEST-INDIES, IN THE YEERES 72. AND 73. WHEN NOMBRE DE DIOS WAS BY HIM AND FIFTIE TWO OTHERS ONELY IN HIS COMPANIE SURPRISED.

      London. . 1628 - [6],80pp. Small quarto. Modern tooled calf in contemporary style by Middleton, leather label. Some dust soiling and tanning, else very good. Titlepage in expert facsimile. The second edition, after the first of 1626, of this account of Francis Drake's highly successful raid against the Spanish in Panama in 1572-73, one of his early Caribbean raids of plunder and harassment. Sabin states of this edition: "It differs from that of 1626 in having had the advantage of the incorporation of the errata of the latter date under the personal superintendence of the nephew of the great voyager. The last four leaves are larger than the rest of the book." The expedition of fifty-two Englishmen attempted to seize Nombre de Dios, but were repulsed when Drake was wounded in the shoulder. After many reversals and hardships, the British managed to waylay an entire pack train of Peruvian silver, bringing home a fortune. Drake's bold move was approved by Queen Elizabeth, who shared in the plunder, but the politics of his raid on Spain during a period of ostensible peace made it necessary for him to disappear to Ireland for several years after the event. Besides his success in plunder, on this expedition Drake became the first Englishman to see the Pacific Ocean. The book was originally written in a manuscript account of the expedition given to Queen Elizabeth on New Year's Day 1593. In his letter of presentation which serves as the introduction to the book, Drake suggests that, while it is pleasant to think of past victories, he would rather be undertaking new employment of the same sort. The opportunity soon presented itself, with more raids in the West Indies; and just over three years after giving the manuscript to the Queen, the intrepid Drake died at sea off Puerto Rico during a raid on Spanish shipping. Thirty years after Drake's death, courtier Philip Nichols reworked and published the manuscript. The timing of publication of the first edition is significant. James I, Elizabeth's successor, had been eager to conciliate the Spanish, and no publication so openly lauding raids on Spanish property would have been tolerated under his reign. James I died in 1625 and SIR FRANCIS DRAKE REVIVED. was published the following year. A most important piece of Drakeiana. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 628/87. SABIN 20838. STC 18545. JCB (3)II:213.

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        Die Alleen-Spraecke Der Zielen met Godt. Door den Eerw. Heere H. Thomas van Kempen, Regulier der Orden van S. Augustijn. Onlancx uyt het Latijns exemplaer van d'Autheurs handt gheschreven, ghecorrigeert ende verbetert, door den Eerweerdighen Heere P.I.V.S. Priester der Societeyt Iesu. Met verscheyden Figuren verciert, door C.V.Sich voor P.I.P.

      by Ian Maes 1628 - - by Ian Maes, Loven (Leuven) 1628, in 12 (15,5x10,5cm), (8) 135ff. (5)., Un Vol. relié. - Première édition. Illustrée de 20 gravures de C. van Sichem, lettrines, ornementations, et texte dans un encadrement. Impression en gothique. rare. Absent à la BN de France et aux catalogues français. Un exemplaire à la British LIbrary. Broché, emboîtage contemporain en demi maroquin à nerfs fushia. Jacob Stratius (Antwerpen 1559-Leuven 1634) était le recteur du collège jésuite de Leuve, il a notamment écrit des ouvrages de compilation (.Guerres du pays de Flandre). Cet ouvrage de Thomas A Kempis est également une compilation et une édition de Jean Stratius. (8) 135ff. (5). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Plate from 'Academie de l'Espee'

      [Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir 1628 - 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. Copper engraving by Nicolus Petri Lastman. Very good condition apart from several skillfully repaired small losses and tears in the margins.

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