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        A bound collection of vellum sheets illuminated with original bodycolour paintings on 28 panels, the vellum sheets originally forming two continuous manuscript rolls, both relating to the De La Broye family, attested to by J. Simon, the chief clerk of the Chamber of Accounts of the city of Lille

      Lille, Spanish Netherlands: 1630. Folio. (17 1/2 x 12 inches). Mounted on guards throughout. Roll 1 (signed twice by J.Simon): 15 vellum sheets, the majority folded, with a total of 27 columns of text (with 9 original integral vignette bodycolour paintings), and 22 rectangular panels flanked on either side by a thick gold rule, each panel 4 1/2 inches wide and containing an original bodycolour painting of flowers with a single figure of a man (in 19 panels) or a bird (in 3 panels) - the men variously dressed in costume of the period and involved in various pursuits: hunting, cooking, fencing, playing a drum, etc. Roll 2 (signed once by J. Simon): 4 vellum sheets, 3 folded, with a total of 6 columns of text and 1 wide horizontal area also bearing text (with 5 integral vignette bodycolour paintings), and 6 rectangular panels (three thick panels approx. 5 3/4 inches wide; three thinner panels approx 3 3/4 inches wide) flanked on either side by a thick gold rule and each containing an original bodycolour painting of flowers with a single bird (in 4 panels); a bird and a snail (1 panel) or a bird, a butterfly and flowers (1 panel). 18th-century vellum over pasteboard, early manuscript title to spine. Important early collection of original botanical paintings celebrating wealth and status through a show of rare and expensive varieties of tulips and others exotic cultivars. Originally produced for the De La Broye family, this series was more recently in the collections of two of the foremost historians of Lille and its great families. Despite their obvious historical importance, the chief interest of these manuscripts to the modern eye is undoubtedly the exceptional illuminated panels that separate each column of text. The overall theme is floral: not wild flowers but the extremely expensive cultivated flowers that were coming to prominence at the beginning of the seventeenth century. This concentration on exotic blooms in the present manuscript was a deliberate attempt to link the De La Broye family with the opulence that these flowers implied. The most famous of these luxury plants was the tulip, and given the time and the place where these drawings were done it is no surprise to find various cultivars of the tulip predominating. It is interesting to note that all the varieties shown are of the most expensive bybloemen group. The courtly interest of the 1600s had by the 1620s become more widespread, and from 1634 to 1637 tulips, like the multi-coloured varieties pictured here, were the flowers which fuelled the tulipomania craze in the Netherlands. At its height, sums equal to the cost of a good-sized house on the waterfront in Amsterdam were gambled on single bulbs. These manuscripts form one of the earliest known collections of images of a significant number of different varieties of tulips: at least twenty are pictured, and although they are not identified, they form a rare and valuable record of the cultivars of the period. In addition to tulips, the images also include pinks, narcissi, irises, martagon lilies, roses and asters. The majority of images are further enlivened by the addition of what are possibly various members of the De La Broye family, all men, all dressed in costume of the period, and all undertaking worthy pursuits. These include a preponderance of military actions: firing a gun, on horseback with sword drawn, on foot with sword drawn, etc., but they are also shown hunting and cooking. All of these figures are placed at the foot of each panel and are worked to a completely different scale to the flowers. The panels without figures have birds or other animals added that are more in scale with the flowers around them. There is a further group of illustrations that are used to decorate the columns of text: a number of these appear to have been used to mask out areas of the text that were not required (the original text can be made out under the paintings), whilst others are used to great decorative effect. The images used in this group include hunting, fishing, animals against a naturalistic background and two men on horseback. The two documents, produced for the De La Broye family of Lille, can be dated to a golden period for the city of Lille when the city and a large area of what is now northern France was ruled over by Spain and formed part of what was then known as the Spanish Netherlands. An examination of what is now a bound collection of vellum sheets of various sizes reveals that they were originally glued together to form two document rolls with the illuminated panels acting as dividers between each vertical column of text. Internal evidence shows that both rolls were compiled for the De La Broye family as proofs of nobility. To achieve the status of gentleman it was necessary for an individual in trade to prove that his family had in the past been of sufficient standing to warrant his being elevated once again. To provide this proof the De la Broye family apparently retained the services of J. Simon the premier greffier or chief clerk of the Chamber of Accounts of Lille. He arranged for the archives to be searched for every reference to the good work or good standing of the family. These extracts (dating from the 13th to the 16th century) were then copied out by skilled scribes using various calligraphic and textual hands (apparently in imitation of the originals). Each extract was headed by a precis of what it was and a note about which original document it had been taken from, and each was attested to by J. Simon. An overall summary of the findings was added which was signed by J. Simon (roll 1: signed twice and dated once 26 October 1630; roll 2: signed once). Blunt & Stearn,The Art of Botanical Illustration (1994) pp.127-146; P. Denis du Péage,Recueil de généalogies Lilloises. (1906-1908); A. Pavord,The Tulip (1999) pp.137- 177; L. Tongiorgi Tomasi, An Oak Spring Flora (1997) pp.267-306

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        Atlas

      Amsterdam. hardcover. very good(+). Atlas with 104 double page maps and title page in full original color and an index. Folio, measures 22" x 13.5". Bound in original vellum-wrapped wood with gold stamped title and spine; a.e.g. No printed date or title. Binding separating at spine. Ink notations on title page. Creasing and minor tearing to a few maps. Minor scattered stains and foxing, mainly to margins. Maps are generally in excellent condition. This stunning atlas includes maps of the Western Hemisphere, Africa, Asia, Europe, individual European countries, Malta, Tartary, East Indies, Russia, Persia, the Holy Land and regional maps of Spain, Germany, France and the United Provinces. Several maps include various views (Sicily, the Peloponnesian Peninsula, and Crete). Nearly all maps include decorative cartouches, often with various coats of arms and heraldic crests. The title page features the globe (showing the Old World), with Atlas holding up the sky and the sun streaming in with original gold highlights. Most notable however, is the fantastic double hemisphere world map. The beautifully detailed map includes views of the North and South poles, and is decorated with allegorical scenes illustrating the seasons, the elements and the zodiac. Particularly popular, is the drunken scene in the lower right featuring Bacchus being carried. The map itself shows California as an island and misshapen Great Lakes. Incomplete coastlines name New Zealand. This is the second state of the map, with cherubs in the cusps and a distinct border. Frederick de Wit (c. 1630-1706) was a Dutch map seller and engraver, with ties to some of the most famous Dutch publishers: he reissued Jansson's and Blaeu's plates in the 1670s, and de Wit's own works were posthumously published by Covens and Mortier.

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        Ignoramus, Comoedia Coram Regia Maiestate Iacobi, Regis Angliae

      1630. [Ruggle, George (1675-1622)]. Ignoramus: Comoedia Coram Regia Maiestate Iacobi Regis Angliae. &c. London: Impensis I.S., 1630. [iv], 161 pp. Copperplate frontispiece. 12mo. (4-3/4" x 2-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules with corner fleurons to boards, raised bands to spine, front free endpaper lacking, small recent owner bookplate (of S. Ives) to front pastedown. Rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, narrow, two-inch cut mark to front board. A few partial cracks to text block, edges trimmed closely with minor loss to text in a few places. Woodcut head and tail-pieces. Some toning to text, faint dampstaining to some leaves. Early owner signature to head of title page, annotations to rear endleaf, interior otherwise clean. An appealing copy. * First edition. Ruggles's classic acerbic satire of the English bench and bar was written in Latin and first performed in 1615. Designed to ridicule the language of the common law and the dullness of lawyers, the play is based on events relating to a legal dispute between the vice-chancellor of Cambridge University and the mayor of Cambridge, Francis Brakin. As one would expect, it incensed the legal community. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:241 (34).

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        The Exact Abridgement of that Excellent Treatise called Doctor and Student

      . Contemporary sheep, rebacked in morocco; a good copy. Printed by the Assignes of John More Esquire [etc.], London], 1630.

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Institutiones Iuris Anglicani, Ad Methodum et Seriem Institutionum Imperialium compositae & digestae [etc.]

      The first reissue of "one of the truly rare books of English legal literature", a potential precursor to Bacon and Bentham's plans to reform and codify English law, its first edition predating Coke as the first English institutionalist legal treatise. Contemporary unlettered vellum, marked and unevenly darkened, definite browning, yet a sound usable copy. Cura & Impensis Guilielmi Fitzeri, Frankfurt, 1630.

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        A Defence of the Liturgie of the Church of England, or, Booke of Common Prayer. In a dialogue betweene Novatus and Irenaeus

      London: Printed by W.S. for Robert Milbourne. 1630. First. First edition. Rebound in late 19th or early 20th Century red half morocco, and papercovered boards. Title page in black and red. Lacks half-title, some edgewear, mostly at the corners, a trifle trimmed, a handsome, near fine copy. ESTC S122214. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Atlas

      Amsterdam. hardcover. very good(+). Atlas with 104 double page maps and title page in full original color and an index. Folio, measures 22" x 13.5". Bound in original vellum-wrapped wood with gold stamped title and spine; a.e.g. No printed date or title. Binding separating at spine. Ink notations on title page. Creasing and minor tearing to a few maps. Minor scattered stains and foxing, mainly to margins. Maps are generally in excellent condition. This stunning atlas includes maps of the Western Hemisphere, Africa, Asia, Europe, individual European countries, Malta, Tartary, East Indies, Russia, Persia, the Holy Land and regional maps of Spain, Germany, France and the United Provinces. Several maps include various views (Sicily, the Peloponnesian Peninsula, and Crete). Nearly all maps include decorative cartouches, often with various coats of arms and heraldic crests. The title page features the globe (showing the Old World), with Atlas holding up the sky and the sun streaming in with original gold highlights. Most notable however, is the fantastic double hemisphere world map. The beautifully detailed map includes views of the North and South poles, and is decorated with allegorical scenes illustrating the seasons, the elements and the zodiac. Particularly popular, is the drunken scene in the lower right featuring Bacchus being carried. The map itself shows California as an island and misshapen Great Lakes. Incomplete coastlines name New Zealand. This is the second state of the map, with cherubs in the cusps and a distinct border. Frederick de Wit (c. 1630-1706) was a Dutch map seller and engraver, with ties to some of the most famous Dutch publishers: he reissued Jansson's and Blaeu's plates in the 1670s, and de Wit's own works were posthumously published by Covens and Mortier.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
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