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        Plate from 'Academie de l'Espee' [Tab. XXIII]

      [Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1628]. Copper engraving by Adrian Matham. Very good condition apart from several tears along the extreme edge of the top margin and a small brown spot in the top left-hand side of the image. 19 x 27 1/4 inches. 21 x 29 inches. 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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        Plate from 'Academie de l'Espee' [Tab. XXVI]

      [Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1628]. Copper engraving by Schelte Adams Bolswert. Very good condition apart from a 3/8" tear in the right margin and a few small orange spots in the lower part of the image. 19 x 27 1/4 inches. 19 7/8 x 29 1/2 inches. 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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        Plate from 'Academie de l'Espee' [Tab. VIII]

      [Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1628]. Copper engraving by Adrian Matham. Very good condition apart from a few small tears at the extreme edge of the top margin and some light foxing. 18 3/4 x 27 1/4 inches. 21 7/8 x 29 1/2 inches. 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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        Plate from 'Academie de l'Espee' [Tab. V]

      [Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1628]. Copper engraving by Johann Gelle. Very good condition apart from some mild creasing. 19 x 27 3/8 inches. 21 x 29 5/8 inches. 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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        Plate from 'Academie de l'Espee' [Tab. XXXI]

      [Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1628]. Copper engraving Crispyn Van den Queborne. Very good condition. 18 7/8 x 27 1/4 inches. 21 x 29 5/8 inches. 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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        Plate from 'Academie de l'Espee' [Tab. IIII]

      [Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1628]. Copper engraving by Nicolas Petri Lastman. Very good condition. 19 x 27 1/4 inches. 21 x 29 1/4 inches. 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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        Plate from 'Academie de l'Espee' [Tab. VII]

      [Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1628]. Copper engraving by Andries Jacobsz Stock. Very good condition apart from a few light foxing marks in the top margin. 18 x 27 1/4 inches. 21 x 29 1/2 inches. 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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        Plate from 'Academie de l'Espee' [Tab. XXI]

      [Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1628]. Copper engraving by Crispyn Van den Queborne. Very good condition apart from some light foxing in the margins. 18 7/8 x 27 inches. 20 3/4 x 29 3/8 inches. 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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        Plate from 'Academie de l'Espee' [Tab. V]

      [Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1628]. Copper engraving by Johann Gelle. Very good condition. 19 x 27 1/8 inches. 21 x 29 1/2 inches. 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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        Plate from 'Academie de l'Espee' [Tab. XV]

      [Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1628]. Copper engraving by Willem Jacobsz Delff. Very good condition apart from a skillfully repaired 5/8" tear in the top margin. 19 x 27 1/4 inches. 21 x 29 1/4 inches. 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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        Plate from 'Academie de l'Espee' [Tab. III]

      [Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1628]. Copper engraving by Nicolas Petri Lastman. Very good condition apart from some mild creasing and several tears at the extreme edges of the sheet. 18 7/8 x 27 1/8 inches. 21 3/4 x 29 inches. 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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        Academie de l'Espée... ou se demonstrent par reigles mathematiques sur le fondement d'un cercle mysterieux la theorie et pratique des vrais et jusqu'a present incognus secrets du maniement des armes a pied et a cheval

      [Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir], 1628. Large folio. (20 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches). Engraved title, portrait of the author, 9 plates of coats-of-arms, 46 plates of fencing (44 double-page) by Crispin de Pass (1), Wilhelm Jacob Delff (3), J. Gilli (6), Crispian Queborn (6), S. or B. Bolswaert (5), Salomon Saurius (3), Andreas Stockius (3) and others. (One plate supplied from another copy with hand-colouring). Early 18th-century vellum over pasteboard, panelled in gilt, the flat spine in seven compartments divided by decorative rolls, lettered in the second and third (wear to head and foot of spine). The most sumptuous book on fencing ever produced, with plates which combine a strong design sense with beauty and historical importance, executed by some of the greatest engravers of their day. Thibault's theories of successful fencing using movement and mathematical principles are all beautifully pictured, and the work as a whole is a triumphant symbiosis of engraving and fine typography. The book 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 work 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.). Brunet V 815; Copinger 4705; Lipperheide 2960; Rosenwald 1427; Vigeant p.125; Willems 302.

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        [ TRIGONOMETRY ] Kurzer doch gründlicher Bericht/ von Calculation der Tabularum Sinuum, Tangentium vnd Secantium. Sampt deroselben gebrauch/ in Solvierung oder aussrechnung aller flachen Triangel: in zweyen Theilen begriffen: ... auss dem Niderländischen transferirt vnd mit einem nohtwendigen Register an Tag gegeben/ Sampt einer Vorrede M. Danielis Schwenters Professoris Norici, vnd angehefften Tabulis Sinuum, Tangentium vnd Secantium, in theilen/ deren der halbe diameter 10000000. begreifft. [ orig. title: Driehouckhandel ]

      Nürnberg: Simon Halbmayer, 1628. Vellum bound First German edition of a Dutch work published earlier in Stevin's Wisconstige Gedachtnissen (Complete Works) (1605-08) Very Good Duodecimo. 2 complementary works bound in one volume. Contemporary vellum over boards. Slight wear to edges and corners. Many pages have foxing, more so in the pages of the Axiomata. A few pages have very slight tears at foredge. A small rectangle has been cut from the lower corner of the first free endpaper. Binding has a small nick at foredge of back board. Vellum slightly scuffed. with light soiling. [24]154 [10], [182] p. Large printer's device on last page. Many simple geometrical woodcut illustrations, primarily of triangles. Contains the first 2 parts of Stevin's work on trigonometry translated into German from the original Dutch, with 4 axioms (Pitisci Axiomata) from Bartolomeo Pitiscus added by Schwenters in his forward. The second part of the book is a work consisting of tables for sine, tangent and secant added by Schwenters. The work does not include the 3rd part of Stevin's Trigonometry, which covered spherical triangles - indeed, Schwenters states Stevin did no writing in this area, which is incorrect. The original edition of this work is titled "Driehouckhandel". The translator for this work is unknown and was perhaps Schwenter himself, but appears not have had access to a complete copy. (Struick, Principle Works of Simon Stevin, II B p. 755). Less desirable than Dutch editions but still a scarce work on Trigonometry by one of the more important mathematicians of the early Dutch independence period. Simon Stevin (1548-1640) was a Dutch bookkeeper, mathematician, engineer, and science advisor to Maurits (Maurice) of Nassau, stadholder of the United Provinces. Stevin helped set up an engineering school and advised in a number of major nautical related projects. Steven in most well known for introducing decimal fractions to Europe in 1585, though his original arcane notation was abandoned shortly thereafter. He is also known for creating a "land yacht", powered by sails that could move before the wind faster than a horse. On at least one instance he, Maurits, and over 20 others put it to entertaining use on a beach. In all a lovely copy of the book.

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        Compendium librorum Politicorum de Papanâ & Hispanicà Monarchià. Zwey Discurs Bruder Thomas Campanellen, Von des Bapsts vnd Spaniers vermeinter rechtmessiger gewalt vnd deroselbigen mit dem Römischen vnd Türckischen Keyser vergleichunge ja vorzuge. Darinne er die sonst von jhme gerichtete Bäpstliche vnd Spanische Monarchie von newest kürtzlich zu stützen ... Allererst aus einem Welschen Mscr. verdeutzscht vnd mit einer widerlegung apostillirt von einem Mannlichen Rivalem der Klugheit

      O. O. und Dr., (1628).. 36 Bll. Marmorierter Pappband. 4°. 20 x 16 cm. VD17 14:003665E. - Motto mit Chronogramm: VbI nos oDIo Papæ, HIspanIqVe, & A More ChrIstI nostrI perseqVentes. - Der erste Diskurs über die Konstantinische Schenkung, der zweite über den Kampf um die Vorherrschaft über die slawische Bevölkerung zwischen Habsburg und dem Ottomanischen Reich. - Campanellas Organisation eines Aufstandes gegen die spanische Herrschaft in Süditalien brachte ihn in lebenslange Kerkerhaft. - Papier altersbedingt gebräunt.

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        Annotationes in praecipua ac difficiliora sacrae scripturae loca

      Duaci [Douai]: Apud Gerardum Patté, sub signo missalis aurei, 1628. Folio in 6's (36 cm, 14.2"). [3] ff. (of 4, lacking title-leaf), 684 pp., [10] ff. 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. McCrank, 871. On Estius, see: NCE, V, 558. 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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        “Der Wein Jud”

      1628. Rare first edition of this anti-Semitic broadsheet, a derisive attack on the perceived Jewish monopoly on the German wine industry during the Thirty Years War. A wealthy, Janus-headed merchant rides on a large wine barrel wagon, driven by a devil straight towards Hell’s flaming maw. Identified as Jewish by the circular patch on his jersey which Jews were required by law to wear in Germany, as well as the caricatured facial features, the figure draws on the iconographic tradition of Bacchus as well as the subversive mockery of Carneval parades. The rich allegory is reinforced by 20 Lutheran Biblical verses, many from the Old Testament, all aimed at depicting the prototypical Jewish wine merchant as a covetous and grasping profiteer for whom divine justice waits. The protagonist travels with vintner symbols including the watering-can helmet, weights and other measures, and a waving pennant with five wine-related icons, including the vintner’s horseshoe-shaped hoe and a siphon. While his bulging moneybags and fine clothing are clear signs of prosperity, the tally sticks and flaying knife in his left hand represent usury. With the terms “wine”, “brandy” and “vinegar” inscribed on his torso, he clearly controls all elements of the trade. His two faces are accompanied by the joint motto, “Lying in the barrel, lying in the countryside”, representing the double monopoly over both production and distribution. Although unsigned, the etching was most likely produced in the Rhine and Moselle region. One of the casks in the wine cellar in the upper left bears the date 1624, the year in which the archbishop of Trier renewed the commercial regulations permitting Jewish merchants to be involved in the wine trade. Based on the date inscribed on the well, the broadside was produced in 1628, after ten years of war. At that point, fields had been repeatedly plundered by Protestant and Catholic troops, and harvests were irregular at best. The failing crops forced farmers to mortgage their land; with each year they became more indebted to Jewish moneylenders. Jewish merchants also controlled a substantial portion of the wine distribution system, setting prices and further limiting the financial autonomy of vineyard producers. The wagon’s wheels are inscribed with six terms that describe the Jew’s dissolute means of forward progress: Advantage, Financiering and Preemption, Swindling, Deceitfulness and Questionable Measuring. Underneath the wagon are four insidious roots, labeled “Radix Omnium Malorum Avaritia” (“love of money is the root of all evil”, from 1 Timothy 6:9). Even the animals pulling the wagon—the lion Cruelty, the bear Voraciousness, and the wolf Rapaciousness—signify aspects of avarice. A bespectacled fox, the Jew’s alter ego, tows a netful of winegrowers after the cart, with one poor distributor collapsed on the ground. In the background, small scenes depict the Wine Jew’s work: at left devils are engaged in watering the wine in a commercial cellar, while at right a transaction between 4 men takes place in a vineyard—Harms refers to a provision by the Jewish Council in Trier between 1618-24 abrogating guilty verdicts. The broadside’s creator remains unknown; one of the wagon’s barrels bears the monogram “S.V.” A second, laterally transposed edition of the etching, also signed “S.V.”, appeared in 1629. A related unsigned 1629 broadsheet entitled “The Corn and Wine Jew” (with somewhat different text and image) extends the critique beyond the wine industry to corn and grain merchants who were also affected by poor harvests and increased dependence on the Jewish community.* Harms-Schilling I.170 (laterally transposed image, also signed “S.V.”, dated 1629).

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        MAP: Nova Europae Descriptio

      Amsterdam, 1628 >>FRAMED AND GLAZED (UV-Blocking Non Glare)<< / Splendid, large copper engraving map, coloured, Mercator, Amsterdam by Jodocus Hondius 1628 [Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditiones] Map of Europe "Nova Europae Descriptio..." CARTOGRAPHER: Gerard Mercator (1512-1594) Mercator was a Belgian cartographer. Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612), sometimes called Jodocus Hondius the Elder to distinguish him from his son) was a Flemish artist, engraver, and cartographer. He is best known for his early maps of the New World and Europe, for re-establishing the reputation of the work of Gerard Mercator, and for his portraits of Francis Drake. He helped established Amsterdam as the center of cartography in Europe in the 17th century. DESCRIPTION: This is a large, wonderful coloured copper engraving map of Mercator by Hondius. It shows Europe for example with Scandinavia, Benelux, Germany, France, Spain, Italy. The map is decorated with a beautiful title cartouche. A very beautiful map. // Size of leaf appr.: 44.2 x 53.2 cm // Size of map appr.: 37.5 x 50.1 cm. If you want to receive the frame with the map. ask for a shipping quote. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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        A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life Of John Lambe otherwise called Doctor Lambe. Together with his Ignominious Death. Quarto

      London: Printed in Amsterdam, 1628 [J. Sturt], 1810?. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some foxing and browning, else a very good copy; with the title vignette depicting Lambe&#39;s brutal murder The rare Sturt reissue of the sole contemporary work devoted to the life (and death) of Lambe, long-time denizen of King&#39;s Bench Prison, accused but acquitted of both witchcraft and rape, and ultimately clubbed and stoned to death by a London mob

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        THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW. Newly Translated our of the Originall Tongues: And with the former Translations diligently compared and revised by his Maiesties speciall commandement. Appointed to be read in Churches

      London, Bonham Norton and John Bill, Printers to the Kings most Excellent Maiestie, 1628.. KING JAMES BIBLE with Apocrypha, 1628. Small 4to, 225 x 170 mm, 8¾ x 6¾ inches, engraved pictorial general title page and New Testament title page both with broad woodcut border representing the tents and shields of the 12 tribes, the 12 apostles, and the 4 evangelists with title in heart shape at centre, decorated head- and tailpieces and initials, printed in black letter, no pagination, text ends on Rrr8r, colophon on Rrr8r. Bound in at the front are the Genealogies of J.S. (John Speed) on (2) plus 34 numbered pages, followed by 4 unnumbered containing the Description of Canaan and the double page map. Collation: A8, A8-Rrr8, Xx1 and Xx2 are missing (Tobit chapters III-XI) and replaced with 3 leaves from another blackletter Bible, text differs slightly, also missing is the whole of signature Nnn (8 leaves from St. Paul&#39;s Letter to the Romans) and the text replaced with 10 leaves from a Bible printed in roman. Bound in full calf, decorated in blind, rebacked with original backstrip laid on, raised bands, blind rules, gilt lettered red morocco label, gilt date at foot, all edges red, marbled endpapers, no pagination to Bible. Two small neat repairs to Genealogy margin, no loss, tiny repair to lower margin corner of general title page, others to D8, Q1 and Q2, Xx3, Lll8, Qqq2, Rrr4 and 5, top margin of Ss6 and Eee2 (final page of Apocrypha with very slight loss of legibility), Ii6 torn across text, skilfully repaired, all still legibile, occasional light soiling to margins, a few stains on text, no loss of legibility, ink name in 1 margin with some ink smudges, some early writing in margins of colophon. A good sturdy copy (with 10 leaves replaced as noted). Darlow and Moule Volume I, page 159, No. 315, Herbert page 156, No. 411. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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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. Faithfully taken out of the report of M. Christofer Ceely, Ellis. Hixom, and others, who were in the same Voyage with him. By Philip Nichols, Preacher. Reviewed by Sir Francis Drake himselfe before his death, and much holpen and enlarged by diuers notes, with his owne hand here and there inserted. Set forth by Sr. Francis Drake Baronet (his Nephew) now liuing

      London: printed for Nicholas Bourne, 1628. Small quarto. (7 7/8 x 6 1/8 inches). [8],80pp. plus contemporary manuscript list of pamphlets on one folded small format leaf bound in following titlepage. (Wormtrack to leaves from A2 to D1 with occasional loss of text, title lightly soiled with small tear in lower margin, dedication leaf with restoration to upper outer corner and repaired tear affecting text area, D4 with a repaired tear affecting text area). Modern brown half morocco over marbled boards by Bayntun of Bath, spine gilt in three unequal compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second compartment. One of the rarest works on Drake, describing his Caribbean raid of 1572 The second edition, after the first of 1626, of this account of Francis Drake&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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 in 1596, 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&#39;s death, courtier Philip Nichols reworked and published the manuscript. The timing of publication of the first edition is significant. King James I, Elizabeth&#39;s successor, had been eager to placate the Spanish, and no publication so openly lauding raids on Spanish property would have been tolerated during his reign. James I died in 1625 and Sir Francis Drake Revived... was published the following year. European Americana 628/87; JCB (3)II:213; Sabin20838; STC 18545

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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.. [8],80pp. plus contemporary manuscript table of contents leaf bound in following titlepage. Small quarto. Modern three-quarter brown morocco and marbled boards by Bayntun, spine gilt. Bookplate on front pastedown. Titlepage a bit soiled, small closed tear in lower margin with no loss. Dedication leaf and leaf D4 each with a closed tear, repaired and with no loss. Worm hole expertly repaired in titlepage and first dedication leaf, proceeding through the following ten leaves of text, touching two or three letters on each page. Overall, a very good copy. The second edition, after the first of 1626, of this account of Francis Drake&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s death, courtier Philip Nichols reworked and published the manuscript. The timing of publication of the first edition is significant. James I, Elizabeth&#39;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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        Les Oeuvres D'ambroise Pare

      Paris, Nicolas Buon, 1628. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio. [24], 1320, [114] p. : illus., ports. ; 35 cm. Professionally repaired and bound in contemporary leather. Gilt lettering and design on spine. Minimal shelfwear. French. Writing on inside front board. Missing title page. Clean, unmarked pages with toning. Please feel free to view our photographs. Ambroise ParÃ?© (c. 1510 ââ?¬â?? 20 December 1590) was a French surgeon. He was the great official royal surgeon for kings Henry II, Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III and is considered as one of the fathers of surgery and modern forensic pathology. He was a leader in surgical techniques and battlefield medicine, especially the treatment of wounds. He was also an anatomist and invented several surgical instruments.

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        THE HISTORIE [HISTORY] OF THE WORLD. In Five Books

      London: Printed for H. Lownes, G. Lathum, and R. Young, 1628. Fourth edition. Folio (pages 339 x 218 mm); complete with 8 folding plates and: The Minde of the Front [by Ben Jonson, with 120 cm paper triangle replaced in the corner, no text affected.], printed title with portrait of Raleigh [inserted from a different copy and with a 75 mm repaired tear to a corner, no text affected], engraved title [also inserted from a different copy], The Preface [32 pgs.], Contents [28 pgs.], 1-669, To the Reader [2 pgs.], Chronological Table [26 pgs.], and Alphabetical Table [26 pgs.]. In contemporary full calf boards with significant stains and wear, partially repaired and rebacked, retaining early spine labels. A few minor stains or smudges to text pages, but generally clean and unworn. All eight folding plates are attached and in attractive condition. & & Raleigh&#39;s monumental, unfinished work written between 1607 and 1611, while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London, deals with Biblical history in books one and two and then Greek and Roman history in books three, four and five. Unfinished because Raleigh was beheaded in 1618, before he could complete the next part. This book forms the core of Raleigh&#39;s literary legacy, although his fame also rests upon his exploration for "El Dorado," the City of Gold in South America. STC 20640; Sabin 67560.

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        Annotationes in praecipua ac difficiliora sacrae scripturae loca

      Apud Gerardum Patte sub signo missalis aurei Duaci [Douai]: Apud Gerardum Patté, sub signo missalis aurei, 1628. 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.. Folio in 6's (36 cm, 14.2"). [3] ff. (of 4, lacking title-leaf), 684 pp., [10] ff. Second edition" (but really third?) of commentary on the O.T. and N.T. by Willem Hessels van Est (Gulielmus Estius, 1542&#150;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&#150;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&#150;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.

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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

      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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        Corpus Iuris Civilis, quo Ius universum Iustinianeum comprehenditur : Pandectis, ad Florentinum Archetypum expressis. Codice, cum optimis quibusque editionibus collato (2 Tomes - Complet)

      Ex Typographia Antonij Vitray 1628 Cum notis repetitae quintùm praelectionis Dionysii Gothofredi i.c. quibus inter caetera variae lectiones, leges similes ... Additae et Institutionum Novellarum Iustiniani, Leonis, feudorum epitoma, edictum perpetuum ... Accesserunt authenticae seu Novellae Constitutiones Graecae..., 2 vol. in-folio reliure d'origine plein veau restaurée au XIXe , dos en demi-basane à 6 nerfs et plats de papier, Ex Typographia Antonij Vitray, Lutetiae Parisiorum, 1628, Tome I : 11 ff., 1982 col. (verso imprimé en grec) ; Tome II : 7 ff., 1048 col., 7 ff., 1 p., 874 col., 1 f., 1 p., col. 455-564 ; 2 ff., 128 col., col. 677-700 Complet. Monumentale édition du "Corpus Juris civilis" par Denys Godefroy, connue sous le nom de "Vitray" qui en est l'Imprimeur (cf Osmont, Dictionnaire Typographique, 208). Etat satisfaisant (rel. restaurée anciennement fort. frottée en coupes, mq. en coiffes, mq. 3 gardes volantes, qq. mouill., ex-libris manuscrit "Henry de Montaigne" et ex-libris gravé contrecollé "J. B. Albespy Burdigala") pour cette "Edition très estimée & recherchée par les Curieux. ... Elle est connue dans le Commerce sous le nom de son Imprimeur" (De Bure, 1060). C'est la plus estimée des éditions de Godefroy, avec l'édition Elzévir. Latin

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        DELL?HISTORIA DI S. LUIGI IX Re di Francia e delle cose più memorabili occorse nella Guerra da lui fatta con Saracini per l?acquisto di Terra Santa. E di quello che, mentre regnò, accadè in altre Provincie Libri Quattro del Signor... Tradotta di Francese in Italiano dal Signor Gio. Battista Parchi.

      s.n. [colophon Francesco Baba] 1628 in-4 antico, pp. (8), 308, (36), rileg. mod. m. perg. con tass. e tit. oro al d. con nervi, angoli, piatti in carta dec. Marca tipogr. in legno al front. e ripetuta al fine. Dedicat. ad Angelo Contarini. Storia delle imprese del sovrano francese (1214-1271), il ?Re Santo?, cattolico appassionato, celebre per le sue crociate e per aver fondato un famoso ospedale, fu canonizzato da Papa Bonifacio VIII. Piantanida 486. Bell?esempl. [246]

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        Veduta del Louvre

      Acquaforte, circa 1628, firmata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Esemplare nella tiratura Fagnani, con l?aggiunta della bellissima cornice ornamentale incisa dal Tardieu. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana ?il nome di Gesù? (Lieure 56 tipica dell?edizione Fagnani), rifilata al rame, tracce di colla al verso, per il resto in buono stato di conservazione. Rara. Bibliografia: Lieure 667. Dimensioni 520x445. Etching, 1628 circa, signed on lower left plate. Example edited by Fagnani, with the beautiful decorative frame engraved by Tardieu. Beautiful work printed on contemporary laid paper with ?name of Jesus? watermark (Lieure 56 typical of Fagnani?s edition), trimmed to platemark and with signs of glue on verso, otherwise in good condition. Rare. Lieure 667. Dimensioni 520x445

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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., index, 24.5 cm. (4 leaves, A-Vv4) (Qq2 misnumb. Rr2). Title continues: "per l?acquisto di Terra Santa. Tradotta di francese in italiano dal signor Goi. Battista Parchi." Engraved t.-p.; 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 deckled edges and wide borders, but must have been near a fire as there are gray pre-scorch markings. stock#OB775. Bound in beautiful full leather, blind-tooled, by Hope Bindery.

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        The Holy Bible : containing the Old Testament and the New newly translated out of the originall tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and reuised by his Maiesties speciall commandement : Appointed to be read in churches.

      Imprinted at London : By Bonham Norton and Iohn Bill Printers to the Kings Most Excellent Maiestie, M.DC.XXVIII., [ 1628 ] .. 4to. 9.00" x 6.75" x 2.50". A very good 17th century black letter bible, in a black morroco leather binding (probably 19th century?). Simple blind stamp decoration. Edges rubbed and bumped. Smooth spine with dulled gilt title: Holy Bible - Common Prayer. Brown endpapers. The book begins with; The Booke of Common prayer... (title absent, but otherwise complete). Followed by "The Genealogies..." - Complete. Bound with: "A Description of Canaan..." - Double-page map. Followed by the Holy Bible, beginning with an engraved general title, dated 1628, 7 preliminary leaves, ending with;"The names and order of all the Bookes..." The Old Testament ends on Ss 6a. Family history details to verso - Dawson & Groomes 1792 - 1850. The Apocrypha ends on Eee 2b. Followed by the New Testament, beginning with an engraved title-page (dated 1628). Family history details to the verso; Woodward and Nicholls 1661 - 1744 .The New Testament ends on Rrr 8a with a colophon. Bound with: "The Whole Booke Of Psalmes...Company of Stationers, 1629." - All Psalmes present but missing the last leaf of Prayers. Clean Black letter text in double columns throughout. A well preserved 17th century bible. Referenced by Herbert 412 / Darlow & Moule 316 / STC 2282 .

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        Compendium librorum Politicorum de Papanâ & Hispanicà Monarchià. Zwey Discurs Bruder Thomas Campanellen, Von des Bapsts vnd Spaniers vermeinter rechtmessiger gewalt vnd deroselbigen mit dem Römischen vnd Türckischen Keyser vergleichunge ja vorzuge. Darinne er die sonst von jhme gerichtete Bäpstliche vnd Spanische Monarchie von newest kürtzlich zu stützen ... Allererst aus einem Welschen Mscr. verdeutzscht vnd mit einer widerlegung apostillirt von einem Mannlichen Rivalem der Klugheit.

      36 Bll. Marmorierter Pappband. 4°. 20 x 16 cm. VD17 14:003665E. - Motto mit Chronogramm: VbI nos oDIo Papæ, HIspanIqVe, & A More ChrIstI nostrI perseqVentes. - Der erste Diskurs über die Konstantinische Schenkung, der zweite über den Kampf um die Vorherrschaft über die slawische Bevölkerung zwischen Habsburg und dem Ottomanischen Reich. - Campanellas Organisation eines Aufstandes gegen die spanische Herrschaft in Süditalien brachte ihn in lebenslange Kerkerhaft. - Papier altersbedingt gebräunt.

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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

      No publisher/printer Odon [Spain]: No publisher/printer, 1628. Bound in half cordovan morocco with marbled paper sides. Light waterstaining at edges and along center fold.. Folio (32 cm; 12.5"). [6] ff. 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.

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        Epitome des preceptes de medecine et chirurgie. Avec ample declaration des remedes propres aux maladies.

      8°. 24 n.n. Bl., 764 S., 1 n.n. Bl. Flexibler Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Hirsch-H. IV, 606. - Dict. hist. de la Medecine III, 716. - Wellcome I, 5038 (für Ausgabe Paris, 1612). - Erste französische Ausgabe gleichzeitig auch in Lyon gedruckt. Erschien erstmals 1612 in Latein. Pigray (1532 oder 1533-1613) war Schüler von Ambrois Pare. Nach Militärdiensten wurde er Leibchirurg von Charles IX, Henri II und Henri IV. - Das Buch, eine eigentliche Zusammenfassung des Werkes von Pare, wurde in Französisch geschrieben, jedoch vom Autor selbst für den Druck in Latein übersetzt. - Wurde bis zum Ende des 17. Jahrhunderts mehrfach nachgedruckt. - Papier leicht fleckig. Am oberen Rand stellenweise knapp beschnitten. handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk auf dem Titel.

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        ALBUM OF THE 36 POETRY IMMORTALS [SANJU^-ROKKASEN]

      1628. SHOKADO SHOJO, artist. ALBUM OF THE 36 POETRY IMMORTALS [SANJU-ROKKASEN]. n.p. [Kyoto?] Kan&#39;ei 5 [1628]. 25.6 X 12.3 cm. 37 miniature paintings with gold and mineral pigments, mounted with calligraphed poems on underpainted poetry papers. The portraits and accompanying poems represent the 36 poetical geniuses in the Japanese literary canon. This album was recently exhibited at the National Institute of Japanese Literature as part of their exhibit KASEN&#39;E OF THE EDO PERIOD (1600-1868) The Transformation and Originality of the Courtly Beauty in Ehon (Illustrated Books). The description of the album (#6 in the exhibit and in its sumptuous catalogue) written by the curator, Doctor Jun Suzuki, is roughly translated below: Shokado Shojo (1582-1639) Japanese calligrapher and painter 36 POETRY IMMORTALS (Poets and Portraits) completed in 1628. Thirty-six paintings and poems mounted as an accordion album. Paintings: ink and color on paper, poems; ink and gold on paper. Length 25.6 cm. Width 12.3 cm. Front & back original 17th century woodblock color diamond pattern with blue and orange design. Front page has the calligraphic title / introduction "This Immortal 36&#39;s Poetry / Poems Copied." [Date] Kanei 5. With an image of a bell on red stamp indicating that this was written by a monk. The first accordion page has images of the three Shinto Shrines: Sumiyoshi Shrine in Osaka, Tamatsushima Shrine in Wakayama and Kitano Shrine in Kyoto. The top panel of each page contains the calligraphic name and a famous poem by the Poet. The bottom panel contains the portrait of the Poet. The 36 Immortal Poets are listed below: 1. Kakinomoto no Hitomaro 2. Ki no Tsurayuki 3. Oshikochi Mitsune 4. Lady Ise 5. Otomo no Yakamochi 6. Yamabe no Akahito 7. Ariwara no Narihira 8. Henjo 9. Sosei 10. Ki no Tomonori 11. Sarumaru no Taifu

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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...

      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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        De miracoli del santiss. sacramento raccolti gia' dal r.d. nicola laghi da lugano. con historie, sentenze, instruttioni, and avvertenze intorno alla santiss. communione, and messa. parte prima. aggiuntovi in questa nuova impressione la seconda parte di altri simili miracoli, con l'historia de' sacri corporali di daroca, dal r.d. girolamo canini d'anghiari d. di s.t. et il propugnacolo della vera e real presenza di christo nell'eucaristia santiss. del r.d. giorgio polacco. in venezia, appresso il bertano, 1628.

      Cm. 21,5, pp. (36) 640 (24). Frontespizio entro cornice architettonica riccamente incisa su legno raffigurante scene bibliche, oltre duecento incisioni xilografiche di sacre rappresentazioni nel testo, testatine, finalini e capolettera sempre in xilografia. Legatura coeva in pergamena molle con nervetti passanti e titoli calligrafati al dorso e al taglio di piede. Una cerniera internamente parz. staccata (che rivela frammenti di possibile incunabolo utilizzato per la legatura). Un chiarissimo alone all'angolo superiore di alcune carte, tracce di tarli ad alcuni margini, che nelle pagine dell'indice finale arrivano a lambire il testo, altrimenti genuino, discretamente marginoso e ben conservato. Interessante sorta di enciclopedia di tutto quanto riguarda l'eucaristia nei suoi vari aspetti teologici, rituali, dogmatici... Cfr. Piantanida...

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        Medicina, Novo et Antehac a Nemine Tentato Ordine Opus Absolutissimum. 2 vols bound in one

      ex Bibliopolio Frobbeniano Hamburgi: ex Bibliopolio Frobbeniano, 1628. Third edition. Hardcover. fair. Octavo. [22], 226, [42], [2], 541, [43]pp. Full calf with blind stamped borders on boards and gold lettering on title-label. Raised bands. Woodcut engraved vignette on each title-page. Decorative initials, head- and tailpieces. Fascinating and scarce treatise on gynecology. It is divided in 2 parts; the first devoted to the description of the anatomy and physiology of the female body, the second to the pathology and clinical relevant. In many aspects, in his work, de Castro was bold and modern, as he advised the massage to be given to the pregnant woman in order to facilitate childbirth, and he also recommended the presence of her husband, which was absolutely unique at that time. Some edge wear on binding with front joint cracked, but front board still holding. Rubbing along edges and head and tail of spine (with minor chipping). Abrasion on lower part of back joint, with parts of calf missing. Book plate of previous owner on back of front board. Free front endpaper and fly leaf almost detached from book block. Sporadic foxing and minor browning throughout. Text in Latin. Binding in overall poor, interior in very good condition.

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        [ TRIGONOMETRY ] Kurzer doch gründlicher Bericht/ von Calculation der Tabularum Sinuum, Tangentium vnd Secantium. Sampt deroselben gebrauch/ in Solvierung oder aussrechnung aller flachen Triangel: in zweyen Theilen begriffen: ... auss dem Niderländischen transferirt vnd mit einem nohtwendigen Register an Tag gegeben/ Sampt einer Vorrede M. Danielis Schwenters Professoris Norici, vnd angehefften Tabulis Sinuum, Tangentium vnd Secantium, in theilen/ deren der halbe diameter 10000000. begreifft. [ orig. title: Driehouckhandel ]

      Nürnberg: Simon Halbmayer, 1628. Vellum bound First German edition of a Dutch work published earlier in Stevin's Wisconstige Gedachtnissen (Complete Works) (1605-08) Very Good Duodecimo. 2 complementary works bound in one volume. Contemporary vellum over boards. Slight wear to edges and corners. Many pages have foxing, more so in the pages of the Axiomata. A few pages have very slight tears at foredge. A small rectangle has been cut from the lower corner of the first free endpaper. Binding has a small nick at foredge of back board. Vellum slightly scuffed. with light soiling. [24]154 [10], [182] p. Large printer's device on last page. Many simple geometrical woodcut illustrations, primarily of triangles. Contains the first 2 parts of Stevin's work on trigonometry translated into German from the original Dutch, with 4 axioms (Pitisci Axiomata) from Bartolomeo Pitiscus added by Schwenters in his forward. The second part of the book is a work consisting of tables for sine, tangent and secant added by Schwenters. The work does not include the 3rd part of Stevin's Trigonometry, which covered spherical triangles - indeed, Schwenters states Stevin did no writing in this area, which is incorrect. The original edition of this work is titled "Driehouckhandel". The translator for this work is unknown and was perhaps Schwenter himself, but appears not have had access to a complete copy. (Struick, Principle Works of Simon Stevin, II B p. 755). Less desirable than Dutch editions but still a scarce work on Trigonometry by one of the more important mathematicians of the early Dutch independence period. Simon Stevin (1548-1640) was a Dutch bookkeeper, mathematician, engineer, and science advisor to Maurits (Maurice) of Nassau, stadholder of the United Provinces. Stevin helped set up an engineering school and advised in a number of major nautical related projects. Steven in most well known for introducing decimal fractions to Europe in 1585, though his original arcane notation was abandoned shortly thereafter. He is also known for creating a "land yacht", powered by sails that could move before the wind faster than a horse. On at least one instance he, Maurits, and over 20 others put it to entertaining use on a beach. In all a lovely copy of the book.

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        Der Röm: Kays: auch zu Hungarn und Böheimb/ac. Königl: Majestät Ferdinandi II. Verneuerte Landes-Ordnung. Deroselben Erb- Marggraffthumbs Mähren.

      Prag, 1628. (12) + 256 pp + (30) pp. register. Bound full leather, rededged. Spine richly golddec.. Very fine copy with only little wear on binding. All pages nice and clean. Copperprinted coat of arms on tittlepage. Tittlepage in res and black printing. One innerhinge little loose. Front innerside of binding with marks after exlibris? Text in german. The Introduction: Georg Lehmann. Spinetitle: Mährersche Landesordnung.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS: AND OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND: WITH THE PSALTER OR PSALMES OF DAVID. Edinburgh: Printed by the Printers to the King&#39;s most excellent Majestie ..., 1633. [94]pp. A-F8 (- A1). Bound with: S[peed], J[ohn]: THE GENEALOGIES RECORDED IN THE SACRED SCRIPTURES ... [London: Printed by Felix Kingston], anno Dom 1633. [40]pp. A-B8 C-D2. Woodcut charts, map, title-border. Bound with: THE HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW ... APPOINTED TO BE READ IN CHURCHES. Edinburgh: Printed by the printers to the Kings most excellent Majestie [i.e. R. Young] ... 1633. [900]pp. A-2X8 2Y4; 3A-3L8 3M4. Engraved title and frontis, and separate title for NT. Bound with: [Downame, John]: A BRIEFE CONCORDANCE TO THE BIBLE OF THE LAST TRANSLATION .... London: Imprinted [by H. Lownes and R. Young], 1630. [100]pp. *2 A-F8. Bound with: THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMES, COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH MEETER

      Cambridge: Printed by the Printers to the Vniversitie, 1628.. [10],93,[3]pp (with errors in numbering). A- F8 G4. With music. Small octavo. Five volumes bound in one (with the Concordance bound between the OT and NT). Later gilt paneled mottled calf, gilt spine label, marbled endsheets, to contemporary style. Bookplate of Joseph Yates, Clanna House. Trimmed rather close throughout, frequently costing register and/or page numbers, some head lines and a few catchwords; some scattered loss of some bottom lines late in the N.T., early ink inscription on first title, small discoloration to first several leaves, stain to lower fore-corners of 2M8 and 2N1, some occasional foxing, soiling and minor spotting, lacking A1 (blank) to BoCP; withal, a reasonably good gathering, neatly bound. An uncommon lot, including the first complete King James Bible printed in Scotland, and the first Edinburgh edition of the Book of Common Prayer. The Bible follows a separate printing of the New Testament in 1628. This edition, it is suggested, was printed in connection with the Coronation of Charles I in Edinburgh in June 1633. Some copies of this printing of the NT were accompanied by plates, but these were later additions (ca. 1638), and there are two settings of some of the sheets, which are frequently comingled. In this copy, the catchword at 3G1 is &#39;But&#39;; 2F6v has the reading &#39;carkases&#39;; the catchword at 3G1r is &#39;37 But&#39;; and the headline on 3K3r is &#39;Of Widows&#39;. The Book of Common Prayer is the form with catchword &#39;pride&#39; at B1r, and anticipates the ill-fated 1637 revision for the Church of Scotland. The editions of Genealogies, the Concordance, and the Psalms are contemporary editions of the sort that are characteristically found bound with various editions of the Bible originating from London and elsewhere. The Edinburgh Bible is scarce: ESTC locates five copies in North America: Folger, Huntington, NYPL, Newberry and Univ. of Pennsylvania. The Prayer book is also uncommon, with three copies located in North America (Harvard, Huntington and this copy, now properly deaccessioned). Of the Psalms, four copies are located in North America: Folger, LC, UT, and again, this copy. ESTC S123370; S122895; S102072; S90766; and S122325. STC 16394; 2311 & 2311a; 23039e; and 2608. BARLOW & MOULE (HERBERT) 476. RUMBALL-PETRE 135. GRIFFITHS 1633.8.

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        OPERA MATHEMATICA OU OEUVRES MATHEMATIQUES traictans de Geometrie, Perspective, Atchitecture et Fortification. ... De nouveau reveue, augmentee, et corrigee par Albert Girard mathematicien

      Amsterdam, Jan Janssen, 1628.. One part only of 4, this being FORTIFICATIONS, the four parts are found singly, in pairs or together. Latin text, in 2 parts, 1628. 4to, approximately 310 x 200 mm, 12¼ x 8 inches, engraved pictorial general title page by W. Akersloot, 1 folding table and 42 double page engraved plates of fortifications, tools, cannon and plans of fortified towns, Ostend, St. Andries and Gulich (Julich), with labelling in Dutch, plates numbered 1-40 plus 2 extra plates numbered 14 and 17, ENGRAVED TITLE PAGE TO FORTIFICATIONS IS LACKING AS IS A DIVISIONAL TITLE PAGE TO THE SECOND PART OF FORTIFICATIONS which was included in the numbering, each part separately numbered, pages (2), 39, (1); 3-40, text and plates complete. bound in full antique stained green vellum, rebacked at some time to match, no lettering or label. Slight wear to tail of spine with 2 tiny nicks to vellum, covers and corners slightly worn, 1 small repair to upper edge of upper cover, some notes in pencil, an ink library number and a small area of worming to front pastedown, lower margin of front endpaper and engraved title page neatly repaired, 4 very short closed tears to fore-edge margin of title, neatly repaired, centre of title page slightly damaged and some letters very neatly inked over, very small grazed patch to border affecting background only, occasional light browning to margins, a little brown spotting to a couple of pages, small repair on reverse of 3 plates where a split had developed next to the tab, a few plates lightly foxed in the margin, 4 plates slightly browned, binding tight and firm. A very good copy (lacking 1 engraved title and 1 divisional title). Samuel Marolois (1572-1627), was a French mathematician who published in the Netherlands. The 4 works listed in the general title first appeared in the Hague from 1614-1621, Fortifications was first issued in French with only 5 plates in 1615 and translated into Latin by Girard in 1627. It was considered to be a very important text on Dutch fortifications at the beginning of the 17th century and was reprinted many times and translated into many languages, the first English edition appearing in 1638. See Cockle, A Bibliography of Military Books up to 1641, page 111, No. 139 and page 212, No. 821. Spaulding & Karpinski, Early Military Books, No.94; Sotherby&#39;s, The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Volume 10, Mlitary books, page234, number 3641. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Dissertatiuncula de migrationibus populorum in genere, et in specie gothorum sveonumque veterum, eorumque propagatione, fortunâ ac rebus gestis apud exteros.

      Uppsala, Eschilli Mattiæ, 1628. 8:o. (16) s. Lätt fläckig. Sammanbunden med: LOCCENIUS, Johannes. Dissertationes duæ, I. de Scythis veteribus, eorumque ortu, propagatione reip. forma, moribus ac fortitudine, in genere. II. De svecis ac gothis separatim, eorumque politiæ vel regni constitutione, institutis civilibus, moribus av fortitudine militari. Uppsala, Eschilli Matthiæ, 1628. 8:o. (94) s. Lätt fläckig. Bundna efter: LOCCENIUS, Johannes. Antiquitatum Sveo-Gothicarum libri tres. In quibus prisci sveonum et gothorum mores, status regni atque instituta cum hodiernis, pro re nata, comparantur; leges patriæ passim, variaque auctorum loca illustrantur et explicantur. Editio tertia emendatior & auctior. Accedit nunc index rerum et verborum. Uppsala, Henricus Curio, 1670. 8:o. (8),+ 210,+ (14) s. Nära skuren nedtill. Sammanbunden med: SCHEFFERUS, Johannes. Upsalia cujus occasione plurima in religione, sacris, festis, regum electionibus, creationibus magistratuum, concessionibus dignitatum, funerationibus, & similibus, olim per septentrionem & vicinos germanos, gallos, brittanos, omneque pæne occidentem usurpata explicantur, lociq; bene multi veterum aliorumq; auctorum emendantur atque illustrantur. Uppsala, Henricus Curio, 1666. 8:o. (12),+ 192, 195-406 s. Två träsnittsillustrationer i texten. Delvis med hoppande pagineringsföljd. Samtida pergamentband, med fint handtextade titlar på ryggen. Handtextade index i bläck på för- och eftersättsbladen. Försättsbladet med bortklippt namnteckning. Ur C. H. Braads bibliotek med dennes namnteckning på samtliga titelblad, med en äldre Gustav Retzius namnteckning på frampärmens insida, och ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris (variant 1). Med Warmholtznummer inskrivna med bläck på varje titelblad, troligen av C. J. Bonde. Collijn sp. 528 resp. 821. Warmholtz 1295, 1415, 1416 resp. 348. Carlander II, 597f. resp. III s. 568. Samlingsvolym med två sällsynta småskrifter av Loccenius, det första är ett inlägg om svearnas och göterna tidiga folkvandringar, ett i tiden viktigt ämne, och det andra ett förarbete till "Antiquitatum", Loccenius svenska kulturhistoria. Även den föreligger här, i tredje upplagan. Carl Jedvard Bonde på Ericsberg samlade huvudsakligen på svensk historia, och ingen privatperson har nog lyckats komma närmare en komplett Warmholtzsamling än han. Även Ostindiefararen Christopher Henrik Braad (1728-81) var en framstående litterär samlare med ett stort bibliotek i historia och antikviteterna

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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'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 ("It rises again more glorious"), 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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        L. ANNAEI SENECAE PHILOSOPHI, ET M. ANNAEI SENECAE RHETORIS OPERA QUAE EXTANT OMNIA. Cum omnibus commentariis hactenus editis, ad ordinem & seriem textus literis & numeris praeuntibus....Praeterea hac editione accesserunt D. Gotofredi I.C. Notae, in utrumque Senecam in aliis editionibus omissa....

      In-4 gr. (mm. 350x219), 2 voll. in 1, p. pelle coeva (restaur. per picc. manc.), filetti dorati ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro, pp. (48),947,(69),(1 c.b.),148; (8),424,(22); con 3 frontesp. (di cui 1 generale). Il primo vol., con tit. in rosso e nero e grande vignetta silografata, contiene l?opera del filosofo Lucio Anneo (figlio di Seneca il Retore): ?I. Dalechampio castigata - Th. de Iuges recognita? // Il secondo, con bella e grande vignetta silograf., contiene l?opera di Marco Anneo Seneca (detto il Vecchio o il Retore): ?pluribus quam antea commentariis, variis lectionibus, notis et in his I. Dalechampii hactenus ineditis ad ordinem textus, literis et numeris praeuntibus.. Haec omnia studio et industria T. de Iuges?. Cfr. Graesse,VI,348: ?Dalechamp, n?ayant pas exécuté le plan conçu, de publier les oeuvres de Sénèque, Th. de Juges se servit de son "apparatus" pour cette édition-ci. A la marge de "Suosoriae et Controversiae" il plaça des variantes et ajouta aux "notae varr." ses propres remarques et celles de Dalechamp?. Pagg. ingiallite per la qualità della carta, altrim. esemplare ben conservato. .

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        Archontologia cosmica, sive imperiorum, regnorum, principatuum, rerumque publicarum omnium per totum Terrarum Orbem commentarii luculentissimi (..) Opera et studio Jo. Ludovici Gotofredi ...

      Lucas Jennisius, Frankfurt am Main 1628. Small folio. 3 parts in 1 volume (complete). (2)+(40)+690+267+81+(44) pages. Woodcut vignette on titlepage. Woodct initials and decorations at chapter-ends. Titlepage printed in black and red. Contemporary binding of white pigskin with blindtooled ornamentations to boards. Title and year of publication added to spine in later black handwriting. Bookblock slightly browned throughout. Bookplate on front pastedown. A well-preserved copy.. Graesse III,122 mentions a later edition, Frankfurt 1649. The first Latin edition of this important cosmographic work. Johann Ludwig Gottfried (1584-1633) based his work on the French book "Les Estats, empires, et principautez du monde" (1613) by Pierre d'Avity (1573-1635). He edited and added substantially, thus taking ownership on the work himself. The Latin edition was followed by a German version. In 1638, Matthäus Merian used the German text for a richly illustrated edition. Gottfried's Archontologia describes all the world, of course with emphasis on Germany, the Netherlands and France. The book does, however, cover Africa and the New World. The text describes a.o. the climate, culture, history and religion of each country and area

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        De republica Venetorum libri quinque.

      Item synopsis reip. Venetæ et alii de eadem discursus politici. Editio secunda auctior. Leyden, Elzeviriana, 1628. 16mo. Engr. title,+ 3-447,+ (1) pp. Minor spotting. Bound together with: (SEGETHUS, Thomas. Ed.) De principatibus Italiæ, tractatus vary. Leyden, Elzeviriana, 1628. 16mo. Engr. title,+ 3-318,+ (15) pp. Contemporary full vellum. Willems 293 & 301. Berghman 1720 & 1726. Contarini's Venice in the second and enlarged Elzevir edition and Segethus' Italy in the first

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        [Della misura dell'acque correnti]. Traicté de la mesure des eaux courantes... traduit de'italien en françois. Auec un discours de la ionction des mers... Ensemble un traicté du mouuement des eaux d'Euangeliste Torricelli... Traduit du latin en françois [by Pierre Saporta].Castres: F. Barcouda, 1664.

      Very rare first edition in French of two works which founded the modern science of hydraulics, and including <b>an original contribution by Fermat</b> which appears here for the first time. Only one other scientific work of Fermat was published in his lifetime (see below).<br/><br/> The first work is a translation of <i>Demostrazioni geometriche della misura dell'acque correnti</i> (1628). "Castelli's work is considered one of the cornerstones of modern hydraulics, and its importance is such that he is often claimed to have been the founder of the Italian hydraulics school. This treatise on the speed of liquids in channels and on the measurement of that speed is the first to enunciate the well-known theorem in hydraulics known by the author's name. Castelli proposed the first accurate and effective methods for measuring the volume of moving water. This fundamental step in hydraulic mechanics and engineering was accomplished by the geometric method of using the cross-sections of a river to measure the volume. He also discusses the relation of velocity and head-in flow through an orifice. Castelli's work is quoted by almost every major survey of hydraulics..." (Roberts & Trent, p. 66). <br/><br/> The present French translation of Castelli's work has a lengthy preface, 'a messeigneurs les commissaires... pour la jonction des mers,' signed by Saporta, on the great scheme (actually carried out under Louis XIV) to join the Mediterranean to the Atlantic by means of a canal joining the Garonne river to the Etang de Thau in the south, the famous Canal du Midi. It exerted a great influence on the French engineer Pierre-Paul Riquet Caraman (1609-80), the architect of the Canal du Midi, who had read Castelli's work in this first French edition. <br/><br/> The second work is a translation of a set of propositions entitled <i>De motu aquarum</i>, part of Torricelli's work <i>De motu gravium</i>, which was first published in his <i>Opera geometrica</i> (1644). "The treatise [De motu gravium] also refers to the movement of water in a paragraph so important that Ernst Mach proclaimed Torricelli the founder of hydrodynamics. Torricelli's aim was to determine the efflux velocity of a jet of liquid spurting from a small orifice in the bottom of a receptacle. Through experiment he had noted that if the liquid was made to spurt upward, the jet reached a height less than the level of the liquid in the receptacle. He supposed, therefore, that if all the resistances to motion were nil, the jet would reach the level of the liquid. From this hypothesis, equivalent to a conservation principle, he deduced the theorem that bears his name: The velocity of the jet at the point of efflux is equal to that which a single drop of the liquid would have if it could fall freely in a vacuum from the level of the top of the liquid to the orifice of efflux. Torricelli also showed that if the hole is made in the wall of the receptacle, the jet of fluid will be parabolic in form; he ended the paragraph with interesting observations on the breaking of the fluid stream into drops and on the effects of air resistance. Torricelli's skill in hydraulics was so well known to his contemporaries that he was approached for advice on freeing the Val di Chiana from stagnant waters, and he suggested the method of reclamation by filling" (DSB XIII, 437). <br/><br/> The translator, Pierre Saporta (1613-85), a Montpellier lawyer, was a correspondent of Henry Oldenburg. Fermat, normally associated with Toulouse, where he was conseiller du roi, had for many years close links with Castres, a strongly Huguenot town on the banks of the river Agout. In fact, he died and was buried there in 1665. In 1648 a protestant Academy was founded at Castres amongst whose members were Pierre Bayle, Pierre Borel, the physician and writer on alchemy, de Ranchin and Pierre Saporta. It was thus that Fermat and Saporta became acquainted and eventually close friends. The second work has a preface by Saporta addressed to Fermat, whom he terms 'le souverain legislateur de tous les scavans'. Fermat had prompted Saporta to undertake the translation as a sequel to that of Castelli. <br/><br/> The last four pages of the book contain the 'Observation sur Synesius' which in translation begins as follows: "The pages which remain empty in this quire made me think of filling them with the splendid observation which I learned some days ago from the incomparable M. Fermat, who does me the honour of being my friend and of frequently talking with me. It is in the fifteenth letter of Synesius, Bishop of Cyrene, which deals with something not understood by any of his commentators, not even by the learned Father Petau, as he himself avows in his notes on this author. I give this observation even more willingly as it has much in common with the treatises here printed." The ailing Synesius (378-430 AD) wrote in 402 to his friend and teacher Hypatia asking for an instrument he called a hydroscopium or baryllion, and provided detailed instructions as to its construction. When the works of Synesius were published by the Jesuit theologian Denis Petau (1583-1652) in 1640, Petau confessed that he was unable to understand Synesius' letter. Castelli asked Fermat for his opinion, and the latter's response was published as the 'Observation sur Synesius'. Fermat showed that the instrument described by Synesius was a hydrometer, used to measure the specific gravities of liquids, and he gives a detailed description of its construction, with a diagram. The only other scientific work of Fermat to be published in his lifetime was <i>De linearum curvarum</i>, which appeared as an appendix to Antoine de Lalouvere's <i>Veterum geometrica promota</i> (1660). <br/><br/> Three other rare works on hydraulics (none of them in Roberts & Trent) are bound up in the present volume, two of which are incomplete. <br/><br/> [CEREDI, Giuseppe].Tre discorsi sopra il modo d'alzar acque da luoghi bassi. Per adaquar terreni. Per levar l'acque sorgenti, & piovute dalle ca[m]pagne, che non possono naturalmente dare loro il decorso. Per mandare l'acqua da bere alle città, che n'hanno bisogno, & per altri simili usi. Opera non piu stampata. Parma, Seth Viotti, 1567. 4to, pp. [xx], 68, 71-74, 76-77, 79-100 (recte 99), [1], with woodcut printer's device on title, eight woodcuts in text and folding woodcut plate within pagination (numbered 78) (lacking three woodcut plates numbered 69, 70 and 75). <br/><br/> First edition. "[In this work] Ceredi was interested in the construction and use of the Archimedean screw for the irrigation of fields and the draining of swamps. He had found that the devices in use were inefficient, and sought to discover the rules of design by which they might be improved. The results led him to specify a maximum length and optimum dimension for the water-channel, to suggest batteries of screws for lifts higher than the efficient maximum length, and to examine the design of cranks and other devices for turning the screws" (Drake & Drabkin, <i>Mechanics in Sixteenth-Century Italy</i>, pp. 51-2). <br/><br/> D'ACRES, R. (?pseud.). The elements of water-drawing, or a compendious abstract of all sorts and kinds of water-machins or gins, used or practised in the World... London: by Tho. Leach, for Henry Brome, n.d. [?1659/ 1660]. 4to, pp. [8], 41, [1]. Title shaved closely at the head, title-page and last (blank) page lightly dust-soiled; lightly browned throughout. <br/><br/> First edition of "the earliest work exclusively on the subject [of vacuum steam-pumps] by an Englishman" (R.S.Kirby, et al. Engineering in History (1990), p. 155). "R. D'Acres", the signature to the preface, is presumed to be a pseudonym; "ascribed on insufficient evidence to Robert Thornton [1618-79, of Warwickshire]" (ESTC). <br/><br/> VAUGHAN, Rowland. Most approved and long experienced water-workes. Containing, The manner of winter and summer-drowning of medow and pasture, by the advantage of the least, river, brooke, fount, or water-prill adiacent; there-by to make those grounds (especially if they be drye) more fertile ten for one... 4to, pp. [140]. London: by George Eld, 1610. With a 13-page verse "Panegyricke" by his "poore kinsman" John Davies of Hereford, another poem by Davies and others verses by Robert Corbet, John Hoskins, etc. S4v in this copy has a printed certificate by Vaughan dated 1609 (in some copies the page is blank).Lacking the first blank leaf and the two folding plates, side-notes to Davies's' "Panegyricke" shaved. <br/><br/> First edition. Vaughan's idea of regularly flooding water-meadows to boost crops was developed by Sir Richard Weston in the mid-17th-century. <br/><br/> CASTELLI: We have located nine copies of this work worldwide: Two in America (Harvard, Oklahoma), five in France (Albi, Bordeaux, BNF, and two in the Museum of Natural History in Paris), and one each in Germany (Gottingen) and Japan (Keio University). Not in COPAC. Brunet, I, 1625; Riccardi, I, 291; see Pierre Chabbert, "Fermat à Castres", in: Revue d'histoire des sciences et de leurs applications, 1967, vol. 20, n° 20-4, pp. 337-348. The text of 'Observation sur Synesius' was reprinted in the preface of the edition of Diophantus' Arithmetica edited by Fermat's son Samuel (1670), and in Fermat's Oeuvres (Tome I, Appendix). CEREDI: Adams C1280; Hoover Collection 210 (mentioning one plate only); Riccardi I, 339; Wellcome 1411; see Stillman Drake, An Agricultural Economist of the Late Renaissance. in: Humana Civilitas, vol. I, pp. 53-73. D'ACRES: Wing E494. Five copies are recorded (BL (2 copies, one with title mutilated), Cambridge, Bodleian (ex Ashmole; last leaf in facsimile) & Folger). VAUGHAN: STC 24603. Seven copies located in America: Columbia, Harvard (not on HOLLIS), Yale (Beinecke, no plates, & British Art Center, with plates); Folger (2 copies, both lacking plates & one lacking leaf K1), Huntington (ex Bridgewater, with plates handcoloured).. 4to, pp [10], 87, woodcut diagrams in text. Mid-18th-century sprinkled calf, gilt spine, red morocco label, red edges. Provenance: from the Macclesfield library

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        Plate from 'Academie de l'Espee' [Tab. XVIII]

      [Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1628]. Copper engraving by Johann Gelle. Very good condition apart from a few light foxing marks in the bottom margin. 18 7/8 x 27 1/8 inches. 21 x 29 1/2 inches. 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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        Plate from 'Academie de l'Espee' [Tab. XXVI]

      [Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1628]. Copper engraving by Schelte Adams Bolswert. Very good condition apart from a 3/8" tear in the right margin and a few small orange spots in the lower part of the image. 19 x 27 1/4 inches. 19 7/8 x 29 1/2 inches. 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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        Plate from 'Academie de l'Espee' [Tab. VI]

      [Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1628]. Copper engraving by Nicolas Petri Lastman. Very good condition apart from a few skillfully repaired losses in the margins and several tears in the top margin. 18 7/8 x 29 1/8 inches. 21 1/2 x 29 1/8 inches. 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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