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         Le breviere des courtisans, enrichy d'un grand nombre de figures.Paris, Jeremie Boüillerot, 1642. 8vo (16.5 x 11 cm). With woodcut vignette on title-page and 7 engraved plates depicting contrasting double-scenes, after designs by Nicolaas van der Horst. Gold-tooled red morocco attributed to Henry Gaillard (active in the third quarter of the 19th century), richly gold-tooled turn-ins, gilt edges.

      - WorldCat (4 copies); cf. Cioranescu 55749 (1631 edition); Funck, p. 348 (first edition); Graesse IV, p. 114; Praz, p. 463. Fourth(?) edition of a rare illustrated "breviary for courtesans", as opposed to the breviary of a priest, by the popular French author Jean Puget de la Serre (1600-1665), librarian to Gaston d'Orléans and official historian of France. The book is divided into 7 parts according to the main devotional hours, from matins to complices, each part illustrated with an engraved plate showing a scene of the life of Christ together with a contrasting scene depicting the wordly pleasures of courtesans. The text also focuses on these contrasts.With the circular leather bookplate of Roger Paultre (d. 1993?), collector of and writer about illustrated books. Binding only very slightly worn along the corners and spine. Overall an attractive copy in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books]
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         dictys cretensis de bello troiano et dares phrygius de excidio troiae

      Apud Ioannem Ianssonium Amstelodami 1631 - Amstelodami, 1631. Full Leather. Book, engraving on the title page with figures of Agamemnon and Priamus and a portrayal of the Trojan horse, very goood condition rare book [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Kelegraphia Sive Descriptio Herniarum. Cum Earundem Curationibus Tam Medicis Quam Chirurgicis Descripta Per Malachiam Geiger Utriusque Medicinae Licentiatum

      Nicolaum Henricum, Monachii (Munich) 1631 - Reliure d'époque plein velin, titres manuscrits sur dos. Titre frontispice gravé renforcé, 19 (ff), index capitum, 288p, index rerum 7 (ff), colophon. Petite auréole au coin inférieur du texte sur environ 80 pages. Bandeaux gravés. Illustré de 3 figures gravées sur cuivre hors texte et 2 in texte, sans le portrait de l'auteur. L'auteur était un médecin allemand de la seconde moitié du XVIIe siècle. Size: In 12 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Titles of Honor, By Iohn Selden, The Second Edition, 1631.

      1631. London, 1631. 2nd ed. Strikingly handsome binding. With a Eulogy for Selden by Ben Jonson Selden, John [1584-1654]. Titles of Honor, By Iohn Selden. London: Printed by William Stansby for Richard Whittakers, 1632. [xxxvi], 67, 98-102, 101-941, [3] pp. Pagination irregular, text complete. Copperplate portrait frontispiece, woodcut, and a few copperplate, text illustrations. Folio (11" x 7"). Eighteenth-century speckled sheep, rebacked retaining spine, gilt-stamped owner insignia to front and rear boards, raised bands, recent (?) period-style lettering piece and, at foot, "1632" to spine, hinges mended. A few negligible light scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities. Title page printed in red and black. Moderate toning, somewhat heavier in places, faint dampstaining to foot of text block below text, notes in early hand to a few leaves, early owner signatures to front endleaves, light soiling to title page. A strikingly handsome binding. $1,000. * Second edition, one of two issues from 1632. With a eulogy by Ben Jonson. Selden's great historical work on nobility begins with a general discussion of titles and nobility. The following chapters consider the nobility of ancient Greece and Rome, Europe, the British Isles, the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox Churches, the Middle East and Asia. The final chapters survey various aspects of ceremony and precedence. First published in 1614, this work went through three editions. The third is the best because it contains substantial additions. The text has numerous illustrations of court dress, insignia and maps. English Short-Title Catalogue S124237.

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         Italia newly augmented by J: Speede.

      1631 - London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 400 x 520mm. Small tear in margin repaired. A superbly engraved map of Italy with eight vignettes of regional costume down the sides, as well as portraits of the Pope and the Doge of Venice, and views of Rome, Genoa, Verona, Naples, Venice and Florence running along the top. From Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', the first English atlas of the world.

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         Katholicon] Medicorum [Katoptron]: In quo, Quasi Speculo Politissimo Morbi praesentes more demonstrativo clarissme indicantur, & futuri ratione prognostica aperte cernuntur, atque prospiciuntur.

      Wolfgang Hofmann for Officina Wilhelm Fitzer, 1631., Frankfurt: - Folio. Collation: [ ]2, a-3e4. Pagination: [4], 413, [1] pp. 1 folding table, 1 foldout plate [facing p. 58] (part of the collation with text), numerous engravings, charts, tables, etc. Nineteenth century quarter vellum with corner tips over paper covered boards, manuscript spine title, edges red; light toning. Formerly from the Harry Levinson bookshop and sold by him to Dr. E.E. Coleman (of Long Beach, 1966). Very good copy. ROBERT FLUDD'S TREATISE ON "CATHOLIC MEDICINE" WITH SECTIONS ON METEOROLOGY & STUDY OF PROPHECY AND URINE. First Edition of the "Medicina Catholica." "Apparently he was fond of lecturing his patients on his metaphysics, a habit which gave him the reputation of using 'chants' to work psychological cures. It would seem that it was a Hermetic philosophy which involved him in ceaseless controversy and, in the end, overshadowed his contemporary reputation as a successful physician and practical experimenter." â€" William Huffman, Robert Fludd and the End of the Renaissance, 1988. This work is part of the series of works (in four parts) that Fludd styled his "Medicinae Catholicae" and is sometimes found with the "Integrum Morborum." Contained are: "Prognosticon Supercoeleste" on the prophecies (pp. 1-96). This dealt specifically with meteorology and cosmology. See Fludd's "Prognosticon Meteorologicum." (pp.93-97, 98-165, including the Borealis). Iatromathematica (pp. 166-254). Signs of prophecy (pp. 154-183). … (pp. 184-203). Geomancy (pp. 204-212). Physiognomy (pp. 213-220). Chiromancy (pp. 221-232). His work on the study of urine (pp. 255-413) â€" including some sample of nativities or birth charts. Page 336 [misnumbered "334"] shows Fludd's drawing of the "kidneys with the aorta and vena cava, showing the drainage through the urinary vessels to the bladder. Also shown is the male anatomy of the testes, vas deferens, seminal vesicles and penis." â€" Adam McLean (p.466). Fludd's own anatomical work is heavily influenced by Vesalius and his great Fabrica of 1543 (just 88 years earlier). "Fludd was a successful London physician with good connections, but his prolific writings were much more concerned with neoplatonism and the occult than traditional medicine. His books were all printed on the Continent, as he did not have to pay towards the production costs which he would have done in London, with the result that they were little read in England." Circle of urinary colors. This plate depicts the Paracelsian physician in his chair, book open to the appropriate passages, with the figure surrounded by vials of different colored urine, which revolve heliocentrically around his seated body like planets in the Copernican system (here, the physician himself, his heart animated by the Holy Spirit, takes the place of the sun, the light of which resides in his heart. Only the alchemical golden color indicated a state of perfect inner health. "Here in the 'sun' (or central) position on Winthrop's chair sits a physician in his chair, expounding knowledge of urinary colors from a medical book proper open on a small table. Orbiting around this central figure are seven spheres filled with text poured into them from urine vials, which read, in a circular pattern beginning from the … right: 'Reds, ranging from a crocus-colour to that of intense fire, signify excesses in the digestion'; with the final sphere of gold and of course perfect health at top left: 'Golden colours alone are the sign of a perfect digestion.' This engraving is the vignette on the title-page of the section called 'Physiological Urinomancy' where Fludd devotes five books to diagnosis by examination of urine. â€" paraphrased or quoted from Kamil, p. 253. The physician is examining a specimen. "Color is determined by holding a specimen up to light traveling between the sun and the physician's heart. The pontil glass window forms circles … perhaps the window alludes to the light of grace opening the book of nature." â€" Kamil. REFERENCES: VD17 12:167434F; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         THE HISTORY OF THAT MOST FAMOUS SAYNT AND SOULDIER OF CHRIST JESUS; ST. GEORGE OF CAPPADOCIA

      London: Printed for Henry Seyle, 1631. FIRST EDITION. Written to curry favor with Charles I after the author's appointment to chaplain-in-ordinary, this work seeks to affirm the existence of Saint George, the patron saint of England and the Order of the Garter. Charles had a special affinity for the Order and instituted a number of reforms to its rites and ceremonies, seeking to renew and bolster its symbolic importance and chivalric overtones. The present work pushes this agenda by parsing through ancient and Medieval sources that would legitimize and verify the existence of the saint, and by quieting critics who would cast doubts on the veracity of Saint George's life and deeds. Heylyn was no stranger to controversy and combative writing, but here he "adopted a more direct and less controversial route in the form of his History of St George . . . with an eye to Charles's particular and well-known enthusiasm for the Order of the Garter," according to the DNB. The book ends with an index listing all the Knights in the Order under each sovereign from Edward III to Charles I. Peter Heylyn (1600-62) was a lecturer on historical geography at Oxford and an advocate of high-church Anglicanism. He wrote more than 50 works in his lifetime, many of which were polemical and highly critical of his rivals and foes, particularly when their disgrace would serve to advance his own social position.. 183 x 140 mm. (7 1/8 x 5 3/8"). [20], 351 (i.e. 349) pp. (complete but with pagination errors). FIRST EDITION. Contemporary limp vellum, hinges neatly reinforced with modern buckram. With additional engraved title page. Front pastedown with the armorial bookplate of George Courtenay; front free endpaper with ownership signature of Alice R. Francis, Crofton Hall 1886. STC 13272. Small split at tail of upper joint, vellum a bit soiled and stained, but a very well-preserved original binding; engraved title with a small tear at edge (no loss), a hint of browning at edges internally, other trivial defects, but still an extremely pleasing copy, the text unusually fresh and clean, and with very good margins. Written to curry favor with Charles I after the author's appointment to chaplain-in-ordinary, this work seeks to affirm the existence of Saint George, the patron saint of England and the Order of the Garter. Charles had a special affinity for the Order and instituted a number of reforms to its rites and ceremonies, seeking to renew and bolster its symbolic importance and chivalric overtones. The present work pushes this agenda by parsing through ancient and Medieval sources that would legitimize and verify the existence of the saint, and by quieting critics who would cast doubts on the veracity of Saint George's life and deeds. Heylyn was no stranger to controversy and combative writing, but here he "adopted a more direct and less controversial route in the form of his History of St George . . . with an eye to Charles's particular and well-known enthusiasm for the Order of the Garter," according to the DNB. The book ends with an index listing all the Knights in the Order under each sovereign from Edward III to Charles I. Peter Heylyn (1600-62) was a lecturer on historical geography at Oxford and an advocate of high-church Anglicanism. He wrote more than 50 works in his lifetime, many of which were polemical and highly critical of his rivals and foes, particularly when their disgrace would serve to advance his own social position.

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         Gesamtansicht mit der Belagerung i. J. 1631.

      - Kupferstich v. Philippus Harpff/Merian aus Theatrum Europaeum IV, 1643, 20 x 46,5 cm Fauser 7014; Reiniger 41 ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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         A TRUE AND ALMOST INCREDIBLE REPORT OF AN ENGLISHMAN, that (being cast away in the good ship called the Assension in Cambaya, the farthest part of the East Indies) travelled by land thorow many unknowne kingdomes and great cities.

      London printed by I. N. for Hugh Perry 1631 - VVith a particular description of all those kingdomes, cities, and people: as also, a relation of their commodities and manner of traffique, and at what seasons of the yeere they are most in use. Faythfully related: with a discovery of a great emperour called the Great Mogoll, a prince not till now knowne to our English nation. THIRD EDITION 1631. Small slim 4to, approximately 180 x 140 mm, 7 x 5½ inches, printed in black letter, pages: title page, 1-68, plus colophon leaf, lacks the original initial and final blank leaves also 2 preliminary leaves which should follow the title page, the main text is complete: The title page appears to be a re-set printed replacement, it is tipped onto the inner edge of page 1 and the mistake "Traffiqne" which appears on the title pages of all the 1631 editions we could find, has been corrected to "Traffique", also other small corrections: spacing is different on 2nd line, no hyphen between "Almost Incredible", "T" in 3rd line has serifs and the "A" 6th line is from a different font and a comma for a full stop in the last line. Bound in half green roan over marbled boards, gilt title to spine. Spine rubbed, corners and board edges slightly worn, small scrape to surface paper on lower cover, some pencil notes on front pastedown, 3 armorial bookplates on endpapers, 1 belonging to Frances Mary Richardson Currer and another to her grandfather Mathew Wilson, and one to Arthur Dalrymple, upper margins slightly trimmed, shaving running title in a few places, small light brown stain to lower corner of 4 leaves, light browning to a few pages. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy (lacking 2 original blank pages and 2 preliminary leaves as noted). There is very little information about Robert Coverte. Although styled on the title page as Captaine Robert Covert, it seems he was steward on the 'Ascension' which sailed from Plymouth in 1607. The vessel ran aground going into Surat, the primary port of the Moghul Empire, but the crew escaped ashore in boats. An English merchant introduced them to the court of the Great Mogul at Agra arriving in December 1609. Coverte with his companions started out for home from Agra at the beginning of 1610 choosing to travel overland through Kandahar, Esfahan, and Baghdad. They reached Aleppo in December 1610 and then took a ship back to England arriving in April 1611. Coverte's account of his travels was first published in 1612 and again in 1614. See: Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration, Volume I, C211; Edward G. Cox, A Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, Volume I, page 266; Sotheby's, The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, Exploration and Discovery 1576-1939, Part 1, No 335; ESTC S108890. England’s first known lady book collector, Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785-1861) was a well-known bibliophile and scholar, and had one of the largest libraries in the north of England. She was one of the founders of the Clergy Daughters School at Cowan Bridge which Charlotte and Emily Bronte both attended and her surname is undoubtedly the source of Charlotte's pseudonym, 'Currer Bell'. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Africae nova Tabula. Auct. Hen. Hondio. 1631.

      Hondius 1631 - Hondius Amsterdam 1633 copper engraved map ; overall 48 x 58 cm; plate 38 x 49 cm. Fold as issued; one vertical soft fold; paper evenly toned; small worm holes; some marginal dusting; o/w vg cond. A very decorative map of the African continent by Jodocus Hondius for Mercator’s ‘Atlas sive Geographicae’. The map is decorated with an elaborate title cartouche and various sailing ships and sea monsters. French text on verso. Pagination 621/624. Hondius intended this map to be part of the first edition Mercator’s atlas; unfortunately, the project didn’t get finished until 1606, 12 years after Mercator’s death, with many edition in Latin, French, Dutch and English. After Hondius’ death in 1612, the atlas continued to be published under his name but by his widow until 1619, after which it was republished by his second son, Henricus. [ref: 3382]

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         A TRUE AND ALMOST INCREDIBLE REPORT OF AN ENGLISHMAN, that (being cast away in the good ship called the Assension in Cambaya, the farthest part of the East Indies) travelled by land thorow many unknowne kingdomes and great cities.

      London, printed by I. N. for Hugh Perry, 1631.. VVith a particular description of all those kingdomes, cities, and people: as also, a relation of their commodities and manner of traffique, and at what seasons of the yeere they are most in use. Faythfully related: with a discovery of a great emperour called the Great Mogoll, a prince not till now knowne to our English nation. THIRD EDITION 1631. Small slim 4to, approximately 180 x 140 mm, 7 x 5½ inches, printed in black letter, pages: title page, 1-68, plus colophon leaf, lacks the original initial and final blank leaves also 2 preliminary leaves which should follow the title page, the main text is complete: The title page appears to be a re-set printed replacement, it is tipped onto the inner edge of page 1 and the mistake "Traffiqne" which appears on the title pages of all the 1631 editions we could find, has been corrected to "Traffique", also other small corrections: spacing is different on 2nd line, no hyphen between "Almost Incredible", "T" in 3rd line has serifs and the "A" 6th line is from a different font and a comma for a full stop in the last line. Bound in half green roan over marbled boards, gilt title to spine. Spine rubbed, corners and board edges slightly worn, small scrape to surface paper on lower cover, some pencil notes on front pastedown, 3 armorial bookplates on endpapers, 1 belonging to Frances Mary Richardson Currer and another to her grandfather Mathew Wilson, and one to Arthur Dalrymple, upper margins slightly trimmed, shaving running title in a few places, small light brown stain to lower corner of 4 leaves, light browning to a few pages. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy (lacking 2 original blank pages and 2 preliminary leaves as noted). There is very little information about Robert Coverte. Although styled on the title page as Captaine Robert Covert, it seems he was steward on the 'Ascension' which sailed from Plymouth in 1607. The vessel ran aground going into Surat, the primary port of the Moghul Empire, but the crew escaped ashore in boats. An English merchant introduced them to the court of the Great Mogul at Agra arriving in December 1609. Coverte with his companions started out for home from Agra at the beginning of 1610 choosing to travel overland through Kandahar, Esfahan, and Baghdad. They reached Aleppo in December 1610 and then took a ship back to England arriving in April 1611. Coverte's account of his travels was first published in 1612 and again in 1614. See: Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration, Volume I, C211; Edward G. Cox, A Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, Volume I, page 266; Sotheby's, The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, Exploration and Discovery 1576-1939, Part 1, No 335; ESTC S108890. England's first known lady book collector, Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785-1861) was a well-known bibliophile and scholar, and had one of the largest libraries in the north of England. She was one of the founders of the Clergy Daughters School at Cowan Bridge which Charlotte and Emily Bronte both attended and her surname is undoubtedly the source of Charlotte's pseudonym, 'Currer Bell'. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Martelaers Spiegel der Werelose Christenen t'zedert Ao. 1524. WAARBIJ: Byvoeghsel, Soo van eenighe Martelaren, de welcke ons nae het drucken zijn ter handt ghekomen: als mede van eenighe, (te vooren onder d'andere vermengt zijnde) de welcke om de belijdenis der Waerheydt wel veel uytghestaen, ende een proeve van haer vromicheydt ghedaen hebben, maer eyndelijck nochtans (door Gods genade) verlost, ende van haer banden ontbonden zijn geworden.

      Haerlem, Hans Passchiers van Wesbusch 1631 - (gegraveerde titelpagina, 56) 947, (2) 951-964 (15) p. Opnieuw gebonden Leer met ribben, stempels en sloten, Folio (Titelpagina in nette kopie op oud papier, voor- en achterin zijn diverse pagina's aan de randen verstevigd, wormgaatje in de binnenste marge van pagina 21 voorwerk tot pagina 223 en in de tekst van pagina 414-525, plaatselijk vochtvlekken, voornamelijk in de marges. Mist het bijgevoegde werk 'Bekentenis, Bekentenisse des gheloofs, na Godes heylige woordt'. Zeldzaam martelaarsboek uitgegeven door de 'Waterlandse Doopsgezinden' onder leiding van Jaques Outerman en Hans de Ries. Het werk beschrijft in het eerste stuk de dood van 615 martelaren, het tweede stuk bevat een uitbreiding met enkele verhalen welke zijn verzameld in de periode tussen de eerste en tweede uitgave. Deze uitgave van 1631 is de tweede uitgave van dit martelaarsboek, de eerste uitgave verscheen in 1615. De eerste uitgave bracht een kettingreactie van uitgaven teweeg tussen de Waterlanders en de Friezen, twee van de hoofdrichtingen van het toenmalige doperdom. De Friezen waren afgunstig op deze Waterlandse uitgave en kopieerden simpelweg De Ries' hoofdtekst, waarbij ze diens voorwoord vervingen, en publiceerden deze in het jaar 1617 te Hoorn. Dit martelarenboek wordt ook wel aangeduid als het 'Hoornse' martelarenboek en werd uitgegeven onder leiding van Pieter Jansz. Twisck en Syvaert Pieters. Van beide uitgaven verschenen twee edities wat resulteerde in vier gelijkende martelarenboeken waarvan deze uitgave het sluitstuk is. Dit is de eerste uitgave van een martelaarsboek dat de bekende naam van martelaarsspiegel in de titel heeft. Deze editie was tevens het uitgangspunt voor het bekende martelaarsboek van Tieleman Jansz. van Braght, 1625-1664.) Lowry, James W. (2010). 350 jaar lang gezag en zeggingskracht. De receptiegeschiedenis van Van Braghts Martelaers spiegel de bij de Amish. (In Doopsgezinde Bijdragen nieuwe reeks 35/36), p. 83-96 / Muller, Samuel (1837). Jaarboekje voor de Doopsgezinde Gemeenten in de Nederlanden, p. 103-104 / Pijper, F. (1924). Martelaarsboeken, p. 115-119

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         NICETAS SEU TRIUMPHATA INCONTINENTIA [BOUND WITH] ALOE AMARI SED SALUBRIS SUCCI LEIUNIUM QUOD IN AULA SER[ENISSI]MI UTRIUSQUE BAUARIAE DUCIS MAXIMILIANI S.R.I. ARCHIDAPISERI, ELECTORIS &C

      Coloniæ Agrippinæ, apud Corn. ab Egmont; Monachii, 1631/1637. medium 16mo., 2 1/2" x 4 3/4"; VG; bound in vellum with ink on top of spine reading "Drexelii Nicetas et Aloe"; 1/4" tear in vellum at bottom of spine, else in excellent condition; some writing in ink on both inside front board and ffep, else clean; Nicetas is 310pp., plus 2pp. index in rear; Aloe is 12pp. intro, 3pp. index, 339pp.; the indiculus [index] of Nicetas list chapters on the invitations to sexual incontinence, the effects thereof, and antidotes to said invitations; Aloe involves fasting; both title pages are engraved; ZG consignment; shelved case 3. Dupont.

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         Livre d'architecture contenant plusieurs portiques de differentes inventions, sur les cinq ordres de colomnes

      Paris, Melchior Tavernier, 1631. First issue of a series of forty designs for monumental doorways and entrances in a Mannerist style, by a Florentine who had been invited to the French court about 1598 to create grottoes and fountains in the grounds of Saint-Germain-en-Laye and later in Marie de Médicis' garden of the Luxembourg. Of all the Orders, Alessandro Francini found the massive Doric most suited to these kinds of monuments, and he uses its form and proportions in nineteen designs, while six designs develop the Tuscan column, six the Ionic, five the Corinthian, and three feature the Composite Order.Francini, Alessandro Florence? after 1571 - 1648 Fontainebleau? Livre d'architecture contenant plusieurs portiques de differentes inventions, sur les cinq ordres de colomnes. Paris, Melchior Tavernier, 1631 folio (387 × 275 mm), (4) ff. letterpress (title, descriptive list of plates, author's dedication to Henri iv, address 'Aux Amateurs d'Architecture'), plus forty numbered engraved plates (circa 360 × 250 mm, platemarks). provenance early inscription on title-page obliterated -- E.P. Goldschmidt & Co. Ltd., 'Catalogue 167: Rare books xv to xviii centuries', London 1987, item 64 -- Private collection, Dublin A few insignificant stains, on the whole, an excellent copy. binding contemporary French mottled calf. [img-2528-left-large_default] 'Un grand portail d'Eglise', featuring Saints Peter and Paul. Engraving by Melchior Tavernier (platemark 355 × 250 mm) First issue of a series of forty designs for monu­mental doorways and entrances in a Mannerist style, by a Florentine who had been invited to the French court about 1598 to create grottoes and fountains in the grounds of Saint-Germain-en-Laye and later in Marie de Médicis' garden of the Luxembourg. Of all the Orders, Alessandro Francini found the mas­sive Doric most suited to these kinds of monuments, and he uses its form and propor­tions in nineteen designs, while six designs develop the Tuscan column, six the Ionic, five the Corinthian, and three feature the Composite Order. [img-2527-left-large_default] Portrait of the author engraved by Abraham Bosse (platemark 375 × 245 mm) Thirty-one plates are inscribed A. Francini Inventor | Tavernier excudit and six merely A. Francini inventor. In the present copy and most others, the portrait of Francini (plate no. 1, described in list of plates as 'laquelle peut seruir à vn Avtel') is signed Bosse fecit above Tavernier's imprint, and plates 2 and 4 are inscribed respectively Melchior Tavernier fecit and Melchior Tavernier sculpsit. Some cata­loguers suppose that the unsigned plates are by Abraham Bosse; 1 others consider them the work of Tavernier and his atelier. 2 A second edition employing the same plates was published in 1640 3 and an English version (illus­trated by reversed copies) was pub­lished at London by Robert Pricke in 1669. 4 references Désiré Guilmard, Les Maîtres Ornemanistes (Paris 1880), pp.311-312; Katalog der Ornamentstich­sammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek Berlin (1939), no. 3852; Laurence Hall Fowler and Elizabeth Baer, The Fowler Architectural Collection of Johns Hopkins Univer­sity. Cata­logue (Baltimore 1961), no. 126; Theodore Besterman, Old art books (London 1975), p.42; Architec­tural theory and practice from Alberti to Ledoux, cata­logue of an exhibition, edited by Dora Wiebenson (Chicago & London 1982), no. III-A/12; Avery's choice: Five centuries of great architec­tural books, edited by Adolf Placzek (New York 1997), p.58 no. 76; Yves Pauwels, 'Francine, Collot, Barbet: recueils de modèles ou exercices de style?' in Le livre et l'architecte: actes du colloque organ­isé par l'Institut national d'histoire de l'art et l'École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Paris-Belleville, Paris, 31 janvier-2 février 2008, edited by Jean-Philippe Garric, Émilie d'Orgeix and Estelle Thibault (Wavre 2011), pp.167-171 1. Georges Duplessis, Catalogue de l'œuvre de Abraham Bosse (Paris 1859), nos. 298-337; Abraham Bosse, savant graveur 1604-1676, catalogue by Sophie Join-Lambert and Maxime Préaud of an exhibition held in the Bibliothè­que nationale de France (Paris 2004), nos. 62 (frontispiece), 63 (pl. 17). 2. Roger-Armand Weigert, 'Le commerce de la gravure en France au xviieme siècle: les Tavernier' in De Gulden Passer 53 (1975), p.429. 3. Avenir Tchemerzine, Répertoire de livres à figures... édités en France au xvii e siècle (Paris 1933), pp.187-189; National Gallery of Art, The Mark J. Millard Architectural Collection, i : French books (Washington, dc 1993), no. 75. 4. Eileen Harris, British architectural books and writers (Cambridge 1990), p.196 no. 229. The copyist modified the prints, deleting the insignia of France and Navarre, and reversing their direction; cf. the essay by Jean-Marie Pérouse de Montclos, on the CESR database 'Architectura / Les livres d'architecture' (link).

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         Das Königliche Marck aller Länder / Das ist: Politischer Discurs Zwischen Polygamo und Monogamo von der Polygamia Oder Vielweiberey. auffgesetzt Und mit mehr als 100. Argumenten erkläret.

      26 nn. Bl.. 4 (19,8 x 16,3 cm). Moderne Interimsbroschur mit Leinenstreifen am Rücken. Johannes Leyser oder Lyser, 1631-84, Sohn des Polykarp Leyser II und damit Abkömmling einer bedeutenden Gelehrtenfamilie, geboren in Leipzig, gestorben irgendwo zwischen Paris und Versailles nach langer Zeit des Umherirrens in ganz Europa, wird gelegentlich und fälschlich als Pseudonym des Schauspielers, Musiker und Dichters Johann Peter Theodor Burmeister (1804-1870) aufgelöst, wohl weil dieser unter seiner zahlreichen Pseudonymen sich auch Johann Peter Lyser nannte (vgl. B. Pünjer in ADB, 18, S. 526f - Eintrag unter dem Vater vgl. auch Eymer 50). Leyser, studierter Theologe und Lutheraner, war lange Vorsteher der Landesschule in Schulpforta, die zwei Jahrhunderte später ein weiterer rebellischer Eliteschüler, Friedrich Nietzsche, besuchte. Leysers Anschauungen der Notwendigkeit von Polygamie als natur- und gottgegeben erzwangen den Bruch mit dem Vater, der Familie und der Gesellschaft insgesamt, die im Gegenzug seine Schriften verbot und verbrannte. Hayn/G. VI, 235: Jöcher II, 2629f. (Weller I, 36 - Druckort nicht aufgelöst). Bei dem Drucker "Cunrath", dessen Name leicht die Assoziation zum dem des berühmten Alchemisten Khunrath erlaubt und damit einer Mystifikation Vorschub leistet, handet es sich möglicherweise um den Hamburger Drucker Henricus Künrath, tätig 1670-93 (vgl. Gruys/de Wolf 48), damit wäre "Friburgus" die "Freie" Stadt Ham"burg". Einige kleinere Randläsuren wasserrandig fleckig und angegraut Unterstreichungen von alter Hand.

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         An Explanation of the Fashion and Use of the Three and Fifty Instruments of Chirurgery. Gathered Out Of Ambrosius Pareus , the Famous French Chirurgian, and Done Into English, for the Behoofe of Yong Practicioners of Chirurgery, by H.C. (Helkiah Crooke).

      London, Printed for Michael Sparke. 1631 - Small folio (210 x 320mm, 8 1/2 x 12 1/2ins) mid 19th century half morocco, marbled boards, spine mostly stripped, sound. Title with wood-cut figure, (iv) including Printer to the Reader (a lurid and illustrated description of a deformed murderer), (vi Preface to the Chirurgians), (iv) including To The Younger Sort of Barber-Chirugrians, 60. Many wood-cut illustrations of instruments and procedures throughout. Very light waterstain to first few gatherings. First, largest, Edition STC 19189, 6063, sometimes found as a supplement to Microkosmographia. Also mentioned is an abbreviated issue of 1634 (also Russell 223). Pare, a barber surgeon, rose through military experience to be physician to the French monarch Henry II and his successors. "The father of modern surgery." (Baas, Outlines). Crooke, whose most famous and controversial work Mikrokosmographia shared the publisher Jaggard with Shakespeare, and was at best a compilation, was the first doctor to hold the office of Keeper of Bethlehem Hospital where some called him a pioneering reformer. However accusations of neglect of his patients and embezzlement led to his removal, the defence costs of which ruined him. In "Explanation" he fully acknowledges Pare's work, and adds his own very hands-on notes, enhanced by the comprehensive selection of fine illustrations. Label of Surgeon Major J.W.Fleming, a noted bibliophile, with his signature and m.s. presentation to the Army Medico-Churgical Society, Portsmouth on title-page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Miniaturbuchlein:) Andächtigs Bettbüchlein.

      Nürnberg, S. Halbmayer, 1631, - 4x2,5 cm, 128 S., Schwarze Leinwand d. Zeit über dünnen Holzdeckeln mit 8 Eckbeschlägen, 2 Mittelstücken und 2 Schliessen aus feinem Silberdraht (Filigran), Goldschnitt. Wohl erste Ausgabe des winzigen Gebetbüchleins, im gleichen Jahr auch in Ulm bei Saur erschienen. Die filigranen Beschläge bestehen aus blütenartigen Silberformen, deren Hohlräume mit gedrehtem Silberfaden gefüllt sind. Innen gering stock- oder fingerfleckig. Der Stoffbezug an den Deckeln teils abgerieben und am Rücken mit gr. Fehlstelle. Die Vorsätze aus Marmorpapier wohl im 18. Jhd. erneuert.Délicieux livre miniature, dans sa reliure en toile aux ais de bois originaux (usé), complet de ses ornements de 8 pièces aux coins, 2 pièces centrales et 2 fermoirs tous en argent filigrané (motifs floraux en filigrane). Les pages de garde en papier marbré sont rajoutées probablement au XVIIIe siècle. Pièce exceptionelle.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. VD 17 1:679830V; Welsh 3988; nicht bei Bondy, Miniature Books oder Bromer/Edison, Miniature books 4000 years of tiny treasures. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Vade mecum. A manuall of essayes, morall, theologicall. Inter-wouen with moderne obseruations, historicall, politicall.

      Printed for I.S. and are to be sold by Iohn Day, and Daniel Pakeman, London 1631 - 12mo, pp. [viii], 250 including engraved title-page. Final blank leaves discarded. Early calf, front board ruled in blind with a central gilt floral stamp. Light toning and some soiling, a bit of wear to edges of first few leaves, a short wormtrail in lower margin. Rebacked and rear board recovered, 19th-century morocco label preserved on spine, front flyleaf sometime renewed. Ownership inscription of Hubert G. Norman (dated 1938) and L.A. Shapiro to front flyleaf, that of William Riley (dated 1916) to rear flyleaf, with the verso also covered in early pen trials (among them the name John Littleton). The scarce third, expanded edition of a work originally published as 'Essays, morall and theological' in 1609 and then under this title in 1629. Daniel Tuvill (d. 1660) published several works, often dedicated to members of prominent families such as the Montagus or Spencers; most of them 'were conduct-book literature inspired by the works of Francis Bacon, Montaigne, and Stefano Guazzo, among others, and were heavily reliant on secondary reading for their citations of classical and patristic works' (ODNB). ESTC locates only 4 copies outside the UK (Folger, Harvard, Huntington, NYU), and 7 copies at 5 locations (BL, Dulwich, Oxford, Thomas Plume's, and Private Collection) within. ESTC S118817. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Le breviere des courtisans, enrichy d'un grand nombre de figures.Paris, Jeremie Boüillerot, 1642. 8vo (16.5 x 11 cm). With woodcut vignette on title-page and 7 engraved plates depicting contrasting double-scenes, after designs by Nicolaas van der Horst. Gold-tooled red morocco attributed to Henry Gaillard (active in the third quarter of the 19th century), richly gold-tooled turn-ins, gilt edges.

      WorldCat (4 copies); cf. Cioranescu 55749 (1631 edition); Funck, p. 348 (first edition); Graesse IV, p. 114; Praz, p. 463. Fourth(?) edition of a rare illustrated "breviary for courtesans", as opposed to the breviary of a priest, by the popular French author Jean Puget de la Serre (1600-1665), librarian to Gaston d'Orléans and official historian of France. The book is divided into 7 parts according to the main devotional hours, from matins to complices, each part illustrated with an engraved plate showing a scene of the life of Christ together with a contrasting scene depicting the wordly pleasures of courtesans. The text also focuses on these contrasts.With the circular leather bookplate of Roger Paultre (d. 1993?), collector of and writer about illustrated books. Binding only very slightly worn along the corners and spine. Overall an attractive copy in very good condition.

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         Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae Tabula

      Amsterdam, 1631. 1st Edition . No Binding. Very Good/No Jacket. A handsome and detailed map of the British Isles. A beautifully engraved copperplate map embellished with ships and mermaids flying armourial flags; ornate title cartouche and similarly ornate inset of the Orkney Islands; decorative mileage scales; evident plate mark. Approximately 15" by 20 1/4", 380mm by 515mm. Centrefold. Produced by cartographers Henricus Hondius and Jan Jansson in competition with Willem Blaue between 1633 and 1644. Please contact for further details.

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         Markham's Farewell To Husbandry: Or The Enriching of all sorts of Barren and Sterile Grounds in our Kingdome, To be as fruitful in all manner of Graine, Pulse, and Grasse, as the best groands whatsoeuers: Together with the annoyances, and preservation of all Graine and Seede, from one teare to many yeares.

      London: Printed by Nichloas Okes for John H’rison at the Signe of the Golden Vnicorne in Pater-noster-row 1631 - London: Printed by Nichloas Okes for John H’risonat the signe of the golden Vnicorne in Pater-noster-row, 1631.   Hardcover. Early Edition. Rebound in a modern, fine half dark brown calf leather binding with marbled paper covered boards with a black leather title label with gilt text on the spine; and with new end papers. The original text is in good+ condition with tanning, foxing and some occasional ink stains throughout. 126pp. Illustrated with a number of small wood-cuts of early farming tools and implements.     Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – elegant and simple with titles to a black label. Joints – very good condition. Corners – very good condition. Boards – very good condition. Page edges – very good condition – all gilt. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition – solid. Paste downs – very good condition. End papers – very good condition. Title – good condition. Pages – good condition – some marks – presumably ink throughout, worming to the base of the pages. Binding – very good condition. See photos  Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1631 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         MAHALAKH SHEVILEI HA-DA'AT. ODOIPORIA AD SCIENTIAM, CUM EXPOSITIONE DOCTORIS ELIAE; HODOIPORIA AD SCIENTIAM

      Leyden [Leiden], Ex Off. Bonaventurae & A. Elzevir, 1631. Original blind tooled vellum. Small 8vo, (16) , 256, (16) pages. With title page printed in red and black. Large passages in Hebrew, several passages in Syriac and Arabic.

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         A True and Almost Incredible Report of an Englishman, that (being cast away in the good Ship called the Assension in Cambaya, the farthest part of the East Indies) travelled by Land thorow many unknowne Kingdomes and great Cities. With a particular Description of all those Kingdomes, Cities, and People: As also, a Relation of their commodities and manner of Traffiqne, and at what seasons of the yeere they are most in use. Faythfully related: With a Discovery of a Great Emperour called the Great Mogoll, a Prince not till now knowne to our English Nation

      Printed by I[ohn] N[orton] for Hugh Perry, London 1631 - (7 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches). [vi], 68, [1] pp. Printer's colophon leaf in rear. (Title and A4 on stub guards). Full red morocco by Zaehnsdorf, covers bordered with a gilt triple fillet, spine in six compartments with raised bands, ruled in gilt on either side of each band, lettered in the second compartment, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges Provenance: early ink and pencil marginalia throughout A very rare early account of an overland journey through India and the Middle East. The author and his men left Plymouth in March 1607 aboard the Ascension and were among the first Englishmen to see the Cape of Good Hope, arriving there in July 1608. Coverte eventually reached Gujarat, where the ship ran aground while approaching Surat. Not granted permission to remain in Surat, the crew departed to various destinations. Coverte and others set out overland for the Moghul Court at Agra via Burhanpur (describing the important military post as larger than London), arriving at Agra in December 1609. Although asked by the emperor Jahangir to serve in his military service, Coverte and other crew members left Agra in January 1610 "with the intention of making their way back to the Levant by the overland route. Travelling by way of Kandahar, Esfahan, and Baghdad, they reached Aleppo in December 1610 and from the coast of the Levant sailed for England. They subsequently arrived home in April 1611" (Howgego). An absorbing account presented in the form of a travel diary, Penrose described this work as a "vigorous narrative. It relates its author's reception by the Emperor Jahangir, and his . journey across India, Afghanistan, and Persia, and . is one of the best examples of a travel journal that the period produced." The work was first published in 1612, with a second edition appearing two years later before the present third edition: all English editions are rare and desirable. Two German translations followed and the account was further published in compilations of discovery and exploration, including those published by De Bry, Hulsius, and van der Aa. Howgego C211; Penrose, Travel and Discovery in the Renaissance , p. 324; Oaten, European Travellers in India, pp. 158-161; STC 5897. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Geographische Vorstellung von Assoff, wie auch einiger Land Carten, Plans u. Prospect woderzeit sich das Kriegs Theatrum eröffnet .

      Artist: Bodenehr Johannes Georg ( - 1704) Augsburg; issued in: Augsburg; date: ca 1725 1631 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 20,5 x 33,5; - description: Atlas shows 9 maps, 3 city mapsod Assoff and Terky/ 5 maps of Krim and Ukraine/1 view and city map of Astrachan at the river Wolga; -vita of the artist: Bodenehr is the name of a German copper- and book print family who worked mainly in the 17th and 18th century in Augsburg and Dresden.

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         MAHALAKH SHEVILEI HA-DA'AT. ODOIPORIA AD SCIENTIAM, CUM EXPOSITIONE DOCTORIS ELIAE; HODOIPORIA AD SCIENTIAM

      Leyden [Leiden], Ex Off. Bonaventurae & A. Elzevir. 1631. Hardback. Original blind tooled vellum. Small 8vo, (16) , 256, (16) pages. With title page printed in red and black. Large passages in Hebrew, several passages in Syriac and Arabic. “Mosheh Kimh? I ; ? Im per. R. Eliyah u-petih? At R. Binyamin b. R Yehudah] = id est, Mosis Kimchi [Hodoiporia] ad scientiam, cum expositione Doctoris Eliae ; item introductio D. Binjamin D. F. Judae ; omnia a` quamplurimis mendis expurgata & annotationibus illustrata, quibus multa scripturae testimonia explicantur / authore Constantino l'Empereur ab Oppyck ...” Willems, 355: "Grammaire chaldaique ecrite en hebreu". Moses Kimchi (died 1190 in Narbonne) was a leading medieval Jewish grammarian and exegete. Previous owner's inscription dated Rotterdam 1693 on front endpaper; later notations on additional blank page. A beautiful wide-margined copy in attractive period tooled vellum binding. Very Good Condition (KH-8-6) .

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         Andächtigs Bettbüchlein: Colligirt Durch Johann Jeep/ Dransf. S. B.

      Nürnberg, Bey Simon Halbmayern [Halbmeier], 1631. - Ca. 4 x 2,4 cm (Einbandgröße); Ca. 3,8 x 2 cm (Buchblock). 128 Seiten. Miniaturbuch, im gleichen Jahr auch bei Jona Saur in Ulm erschienen. Nicht bei Bondy. Einband berieben, Außengelenke angebrochen, vorderer fliegender Vorsatz mit kleinem Einriß, teils gebräunt bzw. etwas fleckig, wenige Blätter seitlich knapp beschnitten (ohne Buchstabenverlust). Selten! Grün gefärbter Pergamentband der Zeit mit ziselierter Gelbguss-Schließe.

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         Les métamorphoses ou l'Asne d'or de l'Apulée philosoph. platonique. Oeuvre d'excellente invention et singuliere doctrine.

      P. Chez Samuel Thiboust, 1631. In-8, plein veau marbré et glaçé de l'ép., dos lisse, caissons ornés, pièce de maroquin rouge, filet et dentelle d'encadrement des plats, roulette en coupes et contreplats, tranches dorées, titre gravé, (38)- 452- 327 pp. 15 figures à pleine page d'après Crispin de Passe et Isaac Briot. Dos passé, menus frottements. Très bon exemplaire frais. Première édition illustrée de la traduction estimée de Jean de Montlyard. La seconde partie est un commentaire de l'oeuvre.

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         MAHALAKH SHEVILEI HA-DA'AT. ODOIPORIA AD SCIENTIAM, CUM EXPOSITIONE DOCTORIS ELIAE; HODOIPORIA AD SCIENTIAM

      Leyden [Leiden], Ex Off. Bonaventurae & A. Elzevir 1631 - Original blind tooled vellum. Small 8vo, (16) , 256, (16) pages. With title page printed in red and black. Large passages in Hebrew, several passages in Syriac and Arabic. "Mosheh Kimh? I ; ? Im per. R. Eliyah u-petih? At R. Binyamin b. R Yehudah] = id est, Mosis Kimchi [Hodoiporia] ad scientiam, cum expositione Doctoris Eliae ; item introductio D. Binjamin D. F. Judae ; omnia a` quamplurimis mendis expurgata & annotationibus illustrata, quibus multa scripturae testimonia explicantur / authore Constantino l'Empereur ab Oppyck ." Willems, 355: "Grammaire chaldaique ecrite en hebreu". Moses Kimchi (died 1190 in Narbonne) was a leading medieval Jewish grammarian and exegete. Previous owner’s inscription dated Rotterdam 1693 on front endpaper; later notations on additional blank page. A beautiful wide-margined copy in attractive period tooled vellum binding. Very Good Condition (KH-8-6) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Histoire dv Siege de Bol Dvc, et de ce qui s'est passé es Pais Bas Vnic, l'an MDCXXIX. Faicte Françoise, du Latin.

      Leiden, Officina Elzeviriana 1631. (engraved titlepage, 6) 212 (4) p. Contemporary Leather with 6 raised bands, Folio (The sides of the spine are skillfully restored. The first page of the dedication is reinforced at one place, because of this about 3 words are missing. The verso of the 2 folding maps is reinforced at some places. The first and only French edition of this description of the siege and capture of Den Bosch in 1629 and other events in the Netherlands around that time by Daniel Heinsius, 1580-1655. This account was originally written in Latin and was translated in French in the same year by André Rivet. Illustrated with an engraved titlepage by Cornelis Duysend and 10 engravings by Willem Hondius and Francoys Huys -of which 2 folding and 3 double-fullpage-, mostly containing plans and maps.) Haitsma Mulier, E.O.G./Lem, A. van der (1990). Repertorium van geschiedschrijvers in Nederland 1500-1800, p. 215 / Sloos, L. (2009). Warfare and the Age of Printing. Catalogue of Early Printed Books from before 1801 in Dutch Military Collections Vol. II, p. 163, no. 12052.

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         Abriss und Beschreibung der Churfürstl. Residentz-Statt Mäintz, wie dieselbe von Ihrer Königl. Majestät in Schweden erobert worden. Geschehen den 14. Decembris dess M DC XXXI. Jahrs. [=Rubrik.] Ettbladstryck med graverad bild.

      - Utan ort, (1631). Folio. 41,5x33 cm (bild: 16,5x29,3). Oskuren, men vikt två gånger. Revor i kanterna och i vecken, fr.a. i mitten, dock ingen bildförlust. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. VD17 12:669699P. Paas P-1532. Harms II, 252. Snoilsky s. 33. VD17 anger 1631 som tryckår medan Harms anger 1632. Skildring av Gustav II Adolfs erövring av Mainz 24/ 14 december 1631. Utsikt över staden Mainz från flodsidan, med Rhen framför. De svenska trupperna med ?Königl. Maijt? stormar in från vänster. I bakgrunden ses de kejserliga truppernas uttåg ur staden. I förgrunden tre soldater, varav en till häst. Tryckt text under bilden i två spalter, ?Was nun seythero in diesem verschienen 1631. Jahrs, [.]? och därunder en ?Verzeichniss der vorrnehmen Gebäwen zu Mäintz?.

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         THE HOLY BIBLE CONTEYNING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF YE ORIGINAL TONGUES AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED BY HIS MAJESTIES SPECIAL COMMANDMENT. APPOINTED TO BE READ IN CHURCHES. [Bound with] The Genealogies Recorded in the Sacred Scriptures According to euery Family and Tribe. With The Line of our Sauiour Iesus Christ, obserued from Adam to the blessed Virgin Mary. By J. S. [ie. John Speed]. Cum privilegio. Together with The Psalmes of David of that Tranflation which is commonly used in the Church. Together with The Whole Book of Psalmes Collected into English Meater by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins and others.

      London: Robert Barker 1631 - Contemporary full leather binding, with gilt decoration to the front, spine and rear. Text in double columns. Illustrated by engraved title pages, head and tail piece vignettes and decorated initials. The Bible appears complete, but there is no numbering of pages, so collation is reliant on the register. The beginning portion particularly (Genealogies and introductory matter) appears to begin each section with a new register. (so I cannot be certain that the genealogies is complete. There is NO title page for the Old Testament - beginning with the first page of the book of Genesis. However, the register shows that this page followed properly, and indicates no loss. The full collation is as follows: The Genealogies - title page, verso is dedication to the Christian reader. A Description of Canaan (Two leaves, with text and double page map). Total 3 leaves. (no printer’s marks) followed by 8 Trees of Genealogy (B-B4). An Act of Uniformity of Common Prayer. (A2-A7). Dedication to King James (A2) The Old Testament then Begins A3-Yy3 (including the Book of Apocrypha. Engraved title for the New Testament (dated 1631). Pagination continues Yy4-Kkk8. Finis with Barker’s imprint and date 1631. The Book of Psalmes is followed by The Whole book of Psalmes collected into English Meater. Which has it’s own engraved title page. The collation is A-G3 The binding is sound, but has rubbing to the edges and particularly the spine edges. Gilt has faded somewhat. Still attractive though. The pages are darkened, and there is slight chipping to many of the pages, including the map and genealogies. Some pages have closed tears, and a few pages have significant loss of paper - including text. Particularly the early part of the book of Psalms, where 4 leaves have loss. The blank page preceding the Psalmes of David has numerous births (18th century) written and crossed out. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Les emblèmes d'amour divin et humain ensemble. Expliquez par des vers François. Par un pere Capucin.Paris, "Pierre Mariette", [ca. 1745 (engraved ca. 1626-1631)]. 8vo. With engraved title-page and 118 numbered full-page engraved emblems. Contemporary gold-tooled mottled calf, gilt edges.

      - Chatelain, pp. 166-167; Landwehr, Romanic emblem books 272; Praz, p. 255; not in Droz. What the literature calls the second edition of a series of 118 engraved religious and profane love emblems, depicting figures, some with angelic wings or aureoles, each accompanied by a Biblical verse in Latin or a motto in Latin and a distich in French. Some of the plates are signed by Jean Messager, others are after Philippe de Mallery and Gillis van Schoor. The first edition, with the same number of plates, was published at Paris in 1631 by Jean Messager, Pierre Mariette's predecessor. ''En d'amplifiant de 35 emblèmes nouveaux. nouveaux livres'' (Chatelain). Pierre Mariette published the second edition of the present work, probably in the 1650s, but the plates were not revised after that so that it is here printed with Mariette's name in the imprint nearly a century later.With owner's inscriptions and bookplate. A few plates with some tiny spots, but otherwise in very good condition. Binding slightly rubbed along the extremities, front hinge cracked.

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         ANIMALIVM QVADRVPEDVM VENATVS IN VSVM PICTORVM AVRFABRORVMQVAE EDITAE... [Set title]

      Title page and five plates from a series of eight. All the plates are in reverse in respect to Bol's edition 1) Title page, tilted:'ANIMALIVM QVADRVPEDVM / VENATVS IN VSVM PICTORVM / AVRFABRORVMQVAE EDITAE. / F. de Widt. excudebat A. 1631 ; 2) Slaying foxes, in center hornblower, numbered at bottom:'2'; 3) Wildboar atacking a man, numbered twice, at bottom center and right:'3'; 4) wolf hunting; numbered twice at bottom left and right: '4'; 5) Bear attacking a mane, in the background a moated castle, numbered twice at bottom left and right:'5'; 6) Bull hunting, at right a horseman, numbered twice at bottom center and right:'6'. Rare Engraving on paper with broad margins; each plate c.69 x 216 mm, total: c. 211 x 315 mm; title page with stains; 2 to 6 in great conditions and with old ligature; New Hollstein (Bol) COPY 325-329

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         Ancient Funerall Monuments Within the United Monarchie of Great Britaine, Ireland, and the Iflands adiacent, with the diffolued Monafteries therein contained: their Founders, and what eminent Perfons haue beene in the fame interred.; As Also the Death and Bvriall of Certaine of the Bloud Royall; the Nobilitie and Gentrie of thefe Kingdomes entombed in foffaine Nations. A worke reuiuing the dead memory of the Royall Progenie, the Nobilitie, Gentrie, and Communaltie, of thefe his Maiefties Dominions. Intermixed and illuftrated with variety of Hiftoricall obferuations, annotations, and briefe notes, extracted out of approued authors, infallible Records, Lieger Bookes, Charters, Rolls, old Manufscripts, and the Collections of iudicious Antiquaries. Whereunto is prefixed a discourse of funerall monuments. Of the Foundation and fall of Religious Houfes. Of Religious Orders. Of the Ecclefiafticall eftate of England. And of other occurrences touched upon by the way, in the whole paffage of thefe intended labou

      London: Printed by Thomas Harper, And are to be fold by Laurence Sadler at the figne of the Golden Lion in little Britaine, 1631. 1st Edition. Leather. Good. 4to - over 9.75" to 12" tall, 875 pps. John Weever (1576-1632) had an interest in tomb monuments as a young man, and spent the three decades of his adult life researching them through England and parts of Scotland, France, the Low Countries and Italy, the fruits of which are this book which was published a year before his death, which is why only four dioceses are included: Canterbury, London, Norwich and Rochester. It was fortunate that Weever recorded as much as he did, as so many monuments were destroyed during the English Civil War which was to commence eleven years after this book was published, making his work of greater value than he could have imagined. The work opens with a lengthy introduction, "A Difcourfe of Funerall Monuments" after which he records over a thousand inscriptions. Apparently Weever was interested solely in the inscriptions; the volume is woefully lacking in illustrations, with only eighteen woodcuts which appear to have been added during the production stage, and which were likely supplied by antiquarian friends. This copy with both the frontispiece portrait of Weever with the inscription below, a well as the engraved (and breathtaking) pictorial title page, both preceding the lettered title page. This copy also lacking two leaves which appear not to have been bound in, as we see no evidence of removal; we have supplied the missing pages (497 to 500) via a digital copy. We also noted, when consulting the digital copy, that this copy is lacking the preliminary twelve pages between the Dedication and the Discourse, which include "The Author to the Reader" (eight pages), "A Table of the Discourse" (contents, two pages), and an "Errata" page (with blank verso, two pages).***DESCRIPTION: Bound in full leather, rebacked with the original spine laid down, narrow triple ruled border blind-embossed on both boards, no spine label, in an old cursive is incised in the second compartment on the spine "Weever's F. Monum", plain endpapers, marginal notes throughout in a separate ruled column, eighteen woodcuts bound throughout the text, seven of them full-page; quarto size (approximately 10.75" tall), pagination: frontispiece, pictorial title page, (i-iv) being the lettered title page and dedication page with both versos blank, (1)-871; note that page (1) is the first page of the B signature, also note that at several points in the middle of the text the page number was hand-set incorrectly, however, the book has been collated and, other than the two missing leaves referred to above, is complete beginning with the Discourse.***CONDITION: Good only; we had a professional restorer re-back the volume and build up the four corners, as well as perform unobtrusive paper restoration to the fore-edges of the first few leaves; the volume is now strong and sturdy, with a square text block and solid hinges. The engraved title page is lovely, the images crisp, the black ink deep, the interior pages are clean and bright, with only scattered foxing, a few small spots which appear to be small burn marks with red edges (candle wax?), and a few areas with small wormholes, none affecting the text. There are scattered prior owner comments which appear to be quite old, they are written in Latin and are in a very small, vintage script. See comments above regarding collation.***CITATION: ESTC no. S118104.***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply, please inquire for details.***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions, we are here to help.

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         Les emblèmes d'amour divin et humain ensemble. Expliquez par des vers François. Par un pere Capucin.Paris, "Pierre Mariette", [ca. 1745 (engraved ca. 1626-1631)]. 8vo. With engraved title-page and 118 numbered full-page engraved emblems. Contemporary gold-tooled mottled calf, gilt edges.

      Chatelain, pp. 166-167; Landwehr, Romanic emblem books 272; Praz, p. 255; not in Droz. What the literature calls the second edition of a series of 118 engraved religious and profane love emblems, depicting figures, some with angelic wings or aureoles, each accompanied by a Biblical verse in Latin or a motto in Latin and a distich in French. Some of the plates are signed by Jean Messager, others are after Philippe de Mallery and Gillis van Schoor. The first edition, with the same number of plates, was published at Paris in 1631 by Jean Messager, Pierre Mariette's predecessor. ''En d'amplifiant de 35 emblèmes nouveaux... nouveaux livres'' (Chatelain). Pierre Mariette published the second edition of the present work, probably in the 1650s, but the plates were not revised after that so that it is here printed with Mariette's name in the imprint nearly a century later.With owner's inscriptions and bookplate. A few plates with some tiny spots, but otherwise in very good condition. Binding slightly rubbed along the extremities, front hinge cracked.

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         Die Große Apostelserie, 1631/32. Folge von 16 Radierungen in einem Album. Vollständig.

      - Alle in der Platte bezeichnet "Israel excud." und "Callot fec." (6) bzw. "Cum Privilegio Regis" (10), teils mit der gestochenen Nr. Kräftige, meist gegensatzreiche Drucke. Auf festem Bütten. Mit schmalem Rändchen um die volle Plattenkante, teils auf diese geschnitten. Nach Lieure 1297 - 1312. Vorhanden sind in der Abfolge des Albums: Titelblatt (L. 1297). Christus als Welterlöser (L. 1298). Der heilige Matthäus (L. 1311). Der heilige Thomas (L. 1306). Der heilige Andreas (L. 1302). Der heilige Bartholomäus (L. 1308). Maria (L. 1299). Der heilige Jakobus d.Ä. (L. 1303, ohne die gekreuzten Schwerter auf der Hutkrempe). Johannes der Evangelist (L. 1304). Der heilige Philippus (L. 1307). Der heilige Paulus (L. 1301). Der heilige Matthias (L. 1309). Der heilige Simon (L. 1310). Der heilige Thaddäus (L. 1312). Der heilige Jakobus d.J. (L. 1305). Der heilige Petrus (L. 1300). - Die Folge erscheint 1631 bei Israel Henriet in Paris, der die Platten Callots aufgekauft hatte. Sie erinnert vom Typus her an "Die Bettler" und den "Adel von Lothringen". Wie diese sind die bildfüllenden Apostelfiguren fest konturiert gestochen und stehen nahezu ohne perspektivischen Bezug zum Hintergrund im Raum. En face oder im Dreiviertel-Profil gegeben trägt jede ihr Attribut, dahinter klein aber dramatisch bewegte Szenen aus ihrem Leben und Martyrium. Der fehlende perspektivischen Bezug zum Hintergrund und der fehlende Blickkontakt zum Betrachter unterstreichen wirkungsvoll ihre Spiritualität. - Insgesamt von guter Erhaltung, leicht gebräunt und wenige Fleckchen. Alle lose auf Bütten (ca. 22,5 x 14,7 cm) montiert, mit Fadenheftung am oberen Rand und graublauem festen Karton außen. Dekorativer Einband, recto mit Darstellung des Heiligen Petrus, Prägedruck in Blau (Weißlinientechnik) und mit Gold gefasst. Sprache: Deutsch Je ca. 14,4 x 9,3 cm (Darstellungsgröße). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The History of that most famous Saynt and Souldier of Christ Iesus St George of Cappadocia

      Asserted from the Fictions of the middle ages of the Church and opposition of the present. The Institution of the most Noble Order of St. George, named the Garter. A Catalogue of all the Knights thereof untill this present.First Edition. 4to in 8s. [22], 351pp. Engraved title-page by William Marshall incorporating portraits of Edward III and Charles I and St George militant and triumphant (shaved along lower edge). Contemporary limp vellum (detached at upper inner joint, lacking ties).London: [by B. A[lsop]. and T. F[awcett].] for Henry Seyle,

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