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        The historie of Great Britaine under the conquests of the Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans. Their originals, manners, habits, warres, coines, and seales: with the successions, lives, acts, and issues of the English monarchs from Iulius Caesar, unto the raigne of King Iames, of famous memorie.

      Third edition of this archetypal early English history, a variant of the 1631 edition. Printed with all the archaic and "curious" spellings one could hope for in such a work (e.g., "Britaine" and "ye" on the title-page), each page bears both roman and italic types; the text contains a number of intricate initials, headpieces, and tailpieces, and is adorned with detailed woodcuts of kings, their coats of arms, and the seals and coinage of their reigns. The illustrations are as notable as the typography for quaint charm. Speed (1552-1629), a cartographer and historian, published the Historie as a continuation of his Theatre of Great Britaine, both works being listed in the table of contents of this work, which explains the volume's peculiar pagination and arrangement.=> An epitome of the "antiquarian" both in form and content, this is a marvelous compendium of royal history and lore.

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        Saint Bernard his meditations, or, sighes, sobbes, and teares upon Our Saviours passion, in memoriall of his death; also his motives to mortification, with other meditations.

      London: Printed by E[lizabeth] A[llde] for Robert Allot 12mo (14 cm; 5.5"). 2 parts in 1 vol. I: [7] ff., 439, [1] pp. (p. [440] blank); II .[3] ff., 243, [3] pp. (pp. [244–[46] blank; numbers 127–36 omitted in the sequence).. 1631–32 All early English editions of St. Bernard's Meditations are rare. This translation of his Tractatus de interiori domo self-identies as "The third edition, much amended by W.P. Mr. of Arts in Cambridge." That is, it is the third edition of W.P.'s translation, the first of which appeared in 1611 and was proceeded by printings of earlier translations in 1499 and 1525. The identity of "W.P." remains unknown and a cataloguer at Harvard dissents regarding Bernard's authorship, writing: "Neither part is by Saint Bernard: the first piece in pt. [2] is a translation of Meditationes de interiori homine, also wrongly ascribed to Hugh of St. Victor." Searches of WorldCat, NUC, and ESTC locate only five copies in U.S. libraries, one having been deaccessioned and being the copy offered here. Harvard notes of its copy: "Imperfect: lower half of the t.p. containing the edition statement and imprint wanting." The printer Elizabeth Allde was the widow of printer Edward Allde, who was active from 1584 to his death in 1628; he was successor to his printer father John Allde (variously Allde, Aldaye, Alde or Aldye), fl. 1555–92, a Scottish stationer and printer. Elizabeth was active from 1628 to 1633, at which latter date she passed the business to Richard Oulton (or Olton), her son-in-law. He continued the firm for another ten years only. Provenance: On the front free endpaper: "From the Hon. Rev. Lowther Barrington, Buckinghamshire, Eng., 1835. Recent full brown calf, late 17th-century style; raised bands accented with gilt rules above and below each band, modest blind fillet on boards, red spine label. Text cockled, waterstained, and with some browning; one leaf with small hole in text with loss to words in two lines on each side. Far from a perfect copy but complete, sound, solid, and => difficult to find.

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        Histoire generale de Normandie. Contenant les choses memorables aduenuës depuis les premieres courses des Normands payens, tant en France qu'aux autres pays, de ceus qui s'emperent du pays de Neustrie sous Charles le Simple. Avec l'histoire de leurs ducs, leur genealogie, & leurs conquestes, tant en France, Italie, Angleterre, qu'en Orient, iusques a la reünion de la Normandie à la couronne de France.

      A Rouen: Iean Osmont Folio. [6] ff., 56 pp., [1] f., 564, 52 pp., [22] ff.. 1631 First edition of this sought-after history of Normandy. Preliminary leaves include a dedication; publication statement; a sonnet, epigrams, and an ode to the history of Normandy; "Discours de la Normandie" (35 pp.); "De l'ancienne Normandie" (35–56 pp.); and a genealogy of the Dukes of Normandy. Rear matter includes an index (22 ff.) and a list (52 pp.) of the Lords of Normandy and other French provinces who took part in the conquest of Jerusalem under Robert Courte-heuze, Duke of Normandy, and Godefroy du Buillon, Duke of Lorraine. An early owner has mounted on the title-page an armorial plate bearing an image of the two leopards of Normandy on a shield superimposed by a crown, the whole flanked by attendants holding long branches (palms? laurels?) in one hand and the shield in the other. Handsomely decorated with engraved initials and tailpieces. Recent deep walnut full calf old style, by Grace Bindings (signed in blind at inner area of rear cover, lower turn-in); round spine with raised bands accented in gilt and with blind-tooled devices in compartments, oxblood leather gilt-lettered title-label, blind fillets extending onto covers from each band to terminate in trefoils and covers framed in double blind fillets. Ex–Mercantile Library of Philadelphia with stamps, mostly faint, including to title-page; title-page re-margined along top and inner edge with an interior hole filled also (no words affected). Title-page with early inked ownership initials; a few other instances of early inked notations within text. Some leaves chipped, others mildly to moderately waterstained. Armorial device mounted to title-page, as noted; we cannot be sure what this covers, but it is elegant!

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        Lucans Pharsalia: Or the civill warres of Rome, betweene Pompey the great, and Julius Caesar. The whole tenne bookes, Englished by Thomas May ... the second edition, corrected, and the annotations inlarged by the author.

      London: Thomas Jones (pr. by Aug. Mathews) Small 8vo. Engr. frontis., [146] ff.. 1631 [bound with] May, Thomas. A continvation of the subiect of Lucan's historicall poem till the death of Ivlivs Cæser the 2d edition corrected and amended. London: James Boler, 1633. Small 8vo. A–K8(-K8); [79 of 80] ff. May's esteemed English verse translation in its second edition, following Thomas Jones's first printing of 1627. Lucan (A.D. 39–65), born in Cordoba, Spain, and raised in Rome, was the grandson of the elder Seneca, nephew of the younger Seneca, and the brother of the Gallio mentioned in Acts 18; he published the Pharsalia in A.D. 62 or 63, but it seems likely that his poetic talent aroused the jealousy of the vain Nero, as he forbade him to write or even plead in the courts, and then later compelled him to commit suicide for alleged treason. The editio princeps of the Pharsalia was printed in Rome by Sweynheym and Pannartz in 1469; Christopher Marlowe published the first English translation of any part of the Pharsalia, his rendition of the first book, in 1600, with a 1614 effort by Sir Arthur Gorges being the only other such to precede May's => standard-setting 1626 English version of books one through three. In the present volume, this great epic poem in May's translation is accompanied by its translator's English rendition of his own sequel, originally written in Latin verse. This Continuation advances the action through Cleopatra's seduction of Caesar (May depicts the Egyptian queen with "snowie necke" and "golden tresses"), the death of Cato, and various additional battles before arriving at Caesar's death. At the time, May's work was thought highly enough of that Charles I allowed the Continuation's dedication to bear his name. 20th-century black morocco in imitation of early, severe style, with raised bands from which blind-tooling extends onto covers; spine with gilt-stamped title and date, and turn-ins elaborately tooled in blind. Moderately worn, spine faded not unattractively, and leather rubbed over joints. Front pastedown with bookplate, inked date of 1986; front free endpaper with inked gift inscription dated 1944. T1-2 trimmed differently and possibly surviving from another copy; A3 of the continuation also possibly supplied. Occasional instances of very minor staining; mostly clean. => Pleasant on shelf and in hand.

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        Casparis Barlaei Poematum editio nova, priore castigatior et altera parte auctior

      ex Officina Elzeviriana, Lugduni batavorum 1631 - Bella legatura coeva in marocchino rosso con cornici oro ai piatti (piccolo taglio alla cerniera posteriore). Nervi, ricchi fregi e titolo oro su tassello nero al ds. Dentelle e tagli oro. Carte di guardia marmorizzate con disegni a pettine. Margine superiore leggermente rifilato, altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Willems, 344. Provenienza: collezione Wardington (Ex libris cartaceo ai contropiatti posteriori). 12mo (cm. 11,7), 2 Voll. legati in uno, 8 cc.nn. (compreso frontis. interamente inciso), 511(1) pp.

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        Rerum danicarum historia libris X unoq; tomo ad domum usq; Oldenburgicam deducta, authore Ioh. Isacio Pontano regio historiographio. Accedit chorographica regni Daniæ tractusq; eius universi borealis urbiumq; descriptio eodem authore. Cum indicibus locupletissimis.

      - Amsterdam, Ioannis Ianssoni, 1631. Folio. Grav. titelblad,+ (14),+ 812,+ (52) s.+ fyra utvikbara grav. kartor. Ett helsides graverat porträtt på författaren vid 59 års ålder i dedikationen. Kartorna löst bilagda, Danmarkskartan lagad och uppfodrad, med stor bildförlust. Återkommande brunfläckiga sidor, emellanåt kraftigt, enstaka småfläckar och enstaka understrykningar med rödkrita. Svag fuktrand mot slutet. Samtida pergamentband. Med professor Carl Aurivillius namnteckning på frampärmens insida, daterad 1783. Ur Gustaf d?Albedyhlls bibliotek, med hans exlibris (variant 1 med devisen Mors sine musis vita) och ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris klistrat över d?Albedyhlls. Warmholtz 2775. Bibl. danica III, sp. 13. Thesaurus 596. Carlander II, 499 & III, 88 & 564ff. Ej i Nordenskiöld collection. Mycket sällsynt med kartorna. Både Bibl. danica och Thesaurus anger tre kartor. Kartorna är en Danmarkskarta, en Islandskarta, en över hertigdömet Holstein och en över Fyn. Islandskartan av Carolous Flandro är densamma som sedan kom till användning först i Janssons och sedan i Blaeus stora Atlaser. Ståtligt exemplar av den nya danska rikshistorien på latin, vilken skulle ersätta Saxos krönika som internationell gångbar dansk historia. Detta är första delen, vilket var allt som publicerades i samtiden. Den andra delen trycktes först 1740. Jobbet att få fram en ny rikshistoria på latin hade pågått i Danmark sedan mitten av 1500-talet, efter att publicerandet av Johannes Magnus svenska krönika 1554 gjort behovet märkbart. Ett stort antal danska historiker och rikshistoriografer hade i tur och ordning engagerats, Svaning, Vedel, Krag, Lyschander m.fl., men ingen blev färdigt. Arild Huitfelds stora historieverk som utkom under denna tid är skriven på danska. Slutligen utsåg man två rikshistoriografer, Pontanus och Johannes Meursius, och under 1630-talet publicerades inte mindre än två olika danska historieverk, varav Pontanus är det största. (Se Skovgaard-Petersen för alla turerna kring detta). Johannes Isaac Pontanus (1571-1639) från Helsingör studerade både Leiden och i England. Han blev nära vän med den inflytelserika Arild Huitfeldt, och jobbade ett tag som assistent åt denne, vilket skulle få stor betydelse för hans danska historia. Han blev 1604 professor i Harderwijk i Holland, där han stannade till sin död, och där han utgav en stor mängd verk i historia och geografi. 1618 blev han så även dansk rikshistoriograf, med uppgiften att skriva den danska historien på latin, vars första del skulle ta 13 år i anspråk. Resten av livet jobbade han med fortsättningen, perioden 1448-1588, vilken han fullbordade strax före sin död. Denna del utgavs dock inte förrän 1740 av E. J. von Westphalen i ?Monumenta inedita rerum Germanicarum? Carl Aurivillius (1717-86) var professor i österländska språk i Uppsala, bibelöversättare och medlem i Gustav III:s bibelkommission. Hans bibliotek såldes på två auktioner i Uppsala 1787 resp. 1788. Envoyén Gustaf d?Albedyhlls (1758-1819) boksamling ärvdes av hans son Carl Gustaf Eichstedt d?Albedyhll (1800-56), som därigenom tillsammans med egna förvärv byggde upp en mycket stor samling, f.f.a. inom nordisk historia. Denna samling skulle sålts på auktion 1843, men köptes i stället i sin helhet av Carl Jedvard Bonde, f.ö. samma år som denne efterträdde d?Albedyhll som överceremonimästare.

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        Kinderbacchanal.

      - Kupferstich, von G.A. Wolfgang (1631-1716). 21,5:28,2 cm. Literatur: Krapf 75; H. Peé, „Johann Heinrich Schönfeld". Berlin, Deutscher Kunstverlag für Kunstwissenschaft., 1971, NS 7, Abb. 191.- Seitenverkehrter Nachstich der gleichnamigen Radierung Schönfelds. Vertikale Mittelfalte geglättet und in diesem Bereich leichte Bereibungen, oben auf den Bildrand geschnitten.

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        Newe Jahr Avisen, In Jehan petagi Kramladen zu erfragen, Allen Kauffleuten und Zeitungs Liebhabern die sich täglich barmte tragen und schleppen zu diesem Newen 1632. Jahre dediciret.

      O. O., 1631.Einblattdruck mit Kupferstich und dreispaltigem typographischen Text. 36 x 28 cm. Drugulin II, 1945; Harms II, 278; Paas P - 1824; VD 17 23:675601E: H. Pompe, Famas Medium, Berlin 2012, S. 72 f.: "Das Blatt von 1632 kommentiert etwa die politische Ereignisgeschichte und ?verspottet zugleich (als Neujahrsblatt) das Zeitungsgewerbe und sein leichtgläubiges Publikum (DiF II, 484)?. Die selbstbezügliche Botschaft dieses Blatts zum neuen Jahr lautet nicht nur, dass Ereignisse Anlässe sind, um eine Zeitung zu publizieren, sondern es verbindet die Wiederkehr des Jahresanfangs mit der publizistischen Wiederkehr von gedruckten neuen Avisen. Das publizistische Gelegenheitsereignis Neue Zeitung wird damit an die Vorstellung zyklischer Wiederkehr in der naturalen und göttlichen Ordnung angeschlossen ... Auf diesem Tableau ist die umherschweifende Zettelwirtschaft der Kolporteure im ?Kramladen? angekommen. Dieser spiegelt auf seiner mikrokosmischen Bühne den Makrokosmos der zeitgenössischen Weltkommunikation" (mit genauer Beschreibung und Deutung des Kupferstichs). - Leicht gebräunt. Ränder verso mit sehr schmalen Montageresten. Bücher de

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        Novum Testamentum. Domini nostri Iesu Christi. Interprete Theodoro Beza.

      Amsterdam, Jacob Wachter, 1631 Kl.-8°, Titelkupfer, 173 S; 138 S., 2 Bl., Perg, m handschriftl. Rückentitel, Deckel etwas angeschmutzt, etwas gebrauchspurig. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Titelkupfer von Fr. Brun. - Théodore de Bèze auch: Theodor von Beza (1519- 1605) Genfer Reformator französischer Herkunft. Rechtsstudium in Orléans zog er nach Paris. nach langer Krankheit Hinwendung zum Protstantismus. 1548 nach Genf. Als Mitstreiter von Johannes Calvin verfasste er Schriften über die Prädestination und das Abendmahl. Er teilte Calvins Ansicht über die Bestrafung von Häretikern und rechtfertigte z.B. in einem Buch «De haereticis a civili magistratu puniendis». (1554) die Hinrichtung von Michael Servetus. Er erwarb sich in der reformierten Schweiz ein so hohes Vertrauen. dass er 1557 und 1558 mehrfach Mitglied von Delegationen an die protestantischen Fürsten Deutschlands war. welche diese um Fürsprache am französischen Hof zugunsten der bedrohten Waldenser in Piemont und der in Paris inhaftierten Reformierten ersuchten. Nach Calvins Tod 1564. wurde er dessen Nachfolger als Präsident des Konsistoriums. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Alte Drucke - nach 1550 Religion - Bibeln

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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 180x 140 mm, 7 x 5½ inches, printed in black letter, pages: Title page, 1-68, plus colophon leaf, lacks 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 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 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 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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        Book of Common Prayer

      1631 - (BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER) BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common Prayer… London: Robert Barker and the Assignes of John Bill, 1631. Three volumes bound as one. Octavo, early 19th-century three-quarter brown calf, raised bands, marbled and painted boards. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $2500.Early 17th-century edition of the Book of Common Prayer, author Granville Penn’s copy, bound in a unique folk-art decorative binding with hand-painted covers.The beautiful and dignified language of the Book of Common Prayer, first issued in 1549, has considerably influenced not only ecclesiastical practice but also literature in English for centuries. Illustrated with woodcut royal coat of arms on title page; decorative woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces throughout. Bound with contemporary editions of John Speed’s popular Genealogies (first published in 1611), which presents 34 engraved charts; and with the Apocrypha from the King James Bible. Hand-ruled in red throughout. The hand-painted front board reads, “The Book of Common Prayer printed in the 7[th?] year of King Charles the first, and in the year of Lord God 1631, with Genealogies of all the Tribes from Adam [to] the Blessed Virgin Mary [and?] our Savior Jesus Christ.” The rear board is decorated with a hand-painted floral pattern. Griffiths 1631:2. STC 16384. A bookbinder’s autograph note, dated August 19, 1837, laid in, mentioning that the book has been “bound and cleaned.” The note is addressed to author Granville Penn, the grandson of Pennsylvania founder William Penn. “Penn published a number of competent translations from the Greek and many theological and semi-scientific works” (DNB). Bookplate.Front free endpaper excised. Title page of prayer book trimmed closer than rest of text block, not affecting text. Occasional marginal soiling. Versos of leaves 3I3 and 3I5 of Apocrypha misprinted; all text present. Moderate rubbing to boards, joints partially split at spine head; binding sound. An extremely good copy with a notable provenance. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 180x 140 mm, 7 x 5½ inches, printed in black letter, pages: Title page, 1 - 68, plus colophon leaf, lacks 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 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 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 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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        Darstellung der Schlacht am 17. September 1631 aus der Vogelschau.

      - Kupferstich v. Andreas Bretschneider n. C. Hewer, dat. 1631, 27 x 35,3 Seltener Einblattdruck. Drugulin, Nr. 1892. Nicht bei Fauser. - Blick aus halber Vogelschau auf das Schlachtfeld. Links unten die Stadt Leipzig. Rechts unten Erklärungen von A - T. - Unten rechts ein restaurierter Einriß.

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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

      London: Printed by I[ohn] N[orton] for Hugh Perry, 1631. Small 4to. (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.

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

      Frederik de Wit 1631 - 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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        Newe Jahr Avisen, In Jehan petagi Kramladen zu erfragen, Allen Kauffleuten und Zeitungs Liebhabern die sich täglich barmte tragen und schleppen zu diesem Newen 1632. Jahre dediciret.

      O. O., 1631.. Einblattdruck mit Kupferstich und dreispaltigem typographischen Text. 36 x 28 cm. Drugulin II, 1945; Harms II, 278; Paas P-1824; VD 17 23:675601E: H. Pompe, Famas Medium, Berlin 2012, S. 72 f.: "Das Blatt von 1632 kommentiert etwa die politische Ereignisgeschichte und ?'verspottet zugleich (als Neujahrsblatt) das Zeitungsgewerbe und sein leichtgläubiges Publikum (DiF II, 484)?'. Die selbstbezügliche Botschaft dieses Blatts zum neuen Jahr lautet nicht nur, dass Ereignisse Anlässe sind, um eine Zeitung zu publizieren, sondern es verbindet die Wiederkehr des Jahresanfangs mit der publizistischen Wiederkehr von gedruckten neuen Avisen. Das publizistische Gelegenheitsereignis Neue Zeitung wird damit an die Vorstellung zyklischer Wiederkehr in der naturalen und göttlichen Ordnung angeschlossen … Auf diesem Tableau ist die umherschweifende Zettelwirtschaft der Kolporteure im ?'Kramladen?' angekommen. Dieser spiegelt auf seiner mikrokosmischen Bühne den Makrokosmos der zeitgenössischen Weltkommunikation" (mit genauer Beschreibung und Deutung des Kupferstichs). - Leicht gebräunt. Ränder verso mit sehr schmalen Montageresten.

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        Dispensatorium Galeno chymicum: continens primo Ioannis Renodaei Institutionum pharmoceuticarum lib. V. De materia medica lib. III et Antidotarium varium et absolutissimum: secundo Iosephi Quercetani Pharmacopoeam dogmaticorum restitutam per Petrum Uffenbachium (.). Nunc ultimo revisum, et saluberrimorum medicamentorum, ac experimentorum descriptionibus, ex manu scriptis et secretis doctorum virorum locupletatum.

      - Hanau, David Aubri, 1631. Frontispice. Halfvellum. 4to. (XXIV), (XX), 869, (55) pp. *paper strongly browned, some old underlinings, on endpaper pasted a page with some bibliographical notes* 'Jean de Renou, latinized Renodaeus, of Coutances in Normandy, studied and graduated at Paris, became Royal Councillor and Physician, and was specially devoted to pharmacy. He did a good deal for it (.). His works were translated into French by Louis de Serres, who places him above all his predecessors in the same walk (.). He overturned a multitude of popular errors about the virtues of plants and minerals, though he himself was not devoid of some erroneous notions. Numerous editions of the 'Dispensatorium' are recorded: Paris, 1608, Frankfurt, 1609, 1615, Paris, 1623, Hanau, 1631. The works were printed with Josephus Quercetanus' 'Pharmacopoeia dogmaticorum', edited by Peter Uffenbach'. Ferguson, 235, 254, 481

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        GULF & WEST INDIES]. Insulae Americanae.

      - Map shows the Caribbean, Florida, the south-east coast of the United States, Central America and the north coast of South America. Based on Hessel Gerritsz' map from 1631. Dedicated to Albert Coenraadsz. Burgh (1593 – 1647), a Dutch physician, a mayor of Amsterdam and a councillor in the Admiralty of Amsterdam. The Blaeu Family: The Leading Cartographers of the 17th Century Willem Jansz Blaeu (1571-1638) was, more than any other figure, responsible for the ascension of Dutch cartography to a globally dominant position. Blaeu, originally from Alkmaar, north of Amsterdam, got his start while serving as an apprentice to the legendary Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe at his observatory of Uranienborg, from 1594 to 1596. Upon Willem’s return to the Netherlands, he started a business making charts, globes and nautical instruments. His timing was impeccable, as the Dutch economy, based on maritime trade, was booming and there was an insatiable demand for high quality sea charts and nautical kit. Notably, in 1596, the Dutch made their first voyage to the East Indies, which led the establishment of the Dutch East India Company in 1602. The VOC would be one of Blaeu’s anchor clients and in 1633 he was appointed the Company’s official hydrographer. Blaeu’s sea atlas of European waters, Het Licht der Zee-vaert (1608) was revolutionary, being the first broadly accurate maritime atlas. He went on to create magnificent wall maps, large-format charts and eventually terrestrial atlases, all decorated with the finest Dutch Baroque artistry. In particular, the Pascaarte van alle de Zecusten van Europa (1621) helped to establish Blaeu’s supremacy in the highly competitive Dutch cartography market. Towards the end of his life, Willem Blaeu published the Atlas Novus (1635), a grand production that would be progressively expanded to include new volumes featuring all of the known world in unprecedented detail. The work featured numerous maps, exemplified by the present map, based on carefully selected sources and designed in the finest manner of the contemporary Dutch Baroque style. They became iconic works of cartography readily recognizable to generations of observers. The Atlas Novus and its successor publications were issued in 5 languages and became the most commercially successful works of their kind, setting a new standard for map publishing, emulated by cartographers across Europe. Joan Blaeu (1598-1673) was the most successful mapmaker in the world in the mid-17th Century, during the apogee of Dutch cartography and the fortunes of the Dutch Republic. While he inherited a splendid enterprise from his father Willem, he managed to dramatically grow and expand the business to new heights. His greatest achievement was the world’s largest and most sumptuous atlas, the Atlas Maior, an 11-12 volume Baroque masterpiece (and successor to the Atlas Novus), in which editions of the present map appeared. The Blaeu firm flourished until its workshop was destroyed in a fire in 1672, ending almost three generations of hegemony over the map market. While many would try to emulate the Blaeu’s success, this was never accomplished, and the Blaeu name stands alone at the fore of the Golden Age of Dutch cartography.

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        Scripta, quae quidem nunc extant, omnia, graecolatina, postremo recognita: Hieronymo Wolfio Oetingensi interprete.

      Basel, Ludwig König 1631.. 8°. 8 Bll., 927 [recte 917] S., 29 Bll. Pgmt. d. Zt. Mit hs. Rückentit., Tit m. altem hs. Besitzvermerk u. kl. Ausschnitt im unteren weißen Rand (ohne Textverlust) Vorsatz m. alten hs. Eintragungen, wenige Unterstreichungen im Text. einige Bll. m. kl. Randläsuren. Ohne fliegendes Nachsatzbl. VD 17: 23324695S - Griechisch-latein. Parallelausgabe. - Kolophon: Basilea, Ex Officina Waldkirchiana, Anno salutis humanae 1613. - Isokrates, (436-338 v. Chr.), wurde zu den bekannten zehn attischen Rednern gezählt. Er eröffnete um 390 in Athen eine Schule für Redner. Später war er auch als politischer Publizist tätig. Seine Bedeutung liegt in der Entwicklung neuer literarischer Formen, in seiner Vorbildfunktion für die spätere Rhetorik und seinem damit verbundenen Einfluß auf das antike Bildungswesen sowie in seiner Auseinandersetzung mit Platon. Hieronymus Wolf (1516-1580), deutscher Humanist und Philologe. Er gilt als Begründer der deutschen Byzantinistik.

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        30 Jhr.Krieg-Böhemische geheimbe Cantzlei, 1624, Tschernembl/Kel

      Keller Jakob, 1568-1631 (Jesuit) - 30 Jhr.Krieg-Böhemische geheimbe Cantzlei, 1624, Tschernembl/Keller Böhemische geheimbe Cantzley. Das ist: Consultationes Oder Underschidliche Rathschläg vnd Vota, Der maisten vnd wichtigsten sachen, welche von Anfang der Böhemischen, vnd anderer folgenden Auffständ wegen vorgangener reiection, Neuwer wahl, darinnen Dennemarck, Sauoyen vnd Pfaltz vorgeschlagen, sampt andern Confoederationen &c. von den Böhmischen so wol als auch andern Herrn vnd Ständen ins werck gericht worden/ vnd fürgangen, oder fürgehen sollen. Von wort zu wort auß dem Original Protocol, so in der Haidelbergischen Cantzley gefunden worden, gezogen. Mit nohtwendigen Glossis erklärt. Tschernembl, Georg Erasmus, 1567-1626; Herausgeber jakob Keller, 1568-1631 IV, 214 s. ; 8° (20 cm), Gebräunt, etwas fleckig, Titel mit 1624 datiertem Besitzervermerk des späteren Rektors der universität Leipzig, Enoch Heiland, 1581-1639 Hohenemser, Slg. Freytag, 5249 und Slg. Zum Jungen, 89. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ITINERARIUM AD REGIONES SUB ÆQUINOCTIALI PLAGA CONSTITUTAS...OPUS ANTIQUITATES, RITUS, MORES, & RELIGIONES POPULORU, ÆTHIOPIE, AFRICÆ, ATLANTICI OCEANI

      Rome, 1631. Extra engraved titlepage. 12mo. Contemporary limp vellum, yapp edges, manuscript title on spine, later library shelf label. Lower half of rear hinge broken. Light toning throughout. Overall very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. A primary account of the earliest period of American discovery, first published here more than a hundred years after it was written. Taken from a manuscript originally written in 1523 by this friend and companion of Columbus, this is one of the earliest written descriptions of the discovery and condition of the West Indies. It was Geraldini's support of Columbus' argument for a spherical globe that enabled Columbus to be heard by the official council charged with evaluating his proposed voyage. Later, Geraldini himself went to Santo Domingo as the new see's first bishop, and the present text also includes an account of his voyage and a description of the island. He writes that the native race has nearly been extinguished and that he is sending back to Europe two turkeys. His original manuscript was composed in 1523, thus his work precedes that of Oviedo and supplants the great explorer as the first European writer to mention the turkey. "A very scarce and curious volume on the discovery of the West Indies..." - Sabin.

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        Denarius Pythagoricus

      ex officina Ioannis Maire, Leiden 1631 - DE THOU'S COPY FIRST EDITION. 4to. pp. 112, (xii). A-O?, P? Roman and Greek letter, some Italic. Woodcut printer’s device on title, small floriated woodcut initial, gilt oval book label of George Agar Ellis on pastedown, and of the Wigan free Public Library on fly, their blindstamp to blank margin of title, repeated on last, acquisition note dated 1901 with shelf mark on pastedown. A very good copy in contemporary polished French calf, gilt arms of de Thou and his second wife, Gasparde de la Chastre to covers, spine with raised bands, richly gilt in compartments, with their monogram ‘IAGG’, joints and head of spine a little worn, small repair to tail, all edges red. Rare first edition of this neo-pythagorian treatise on numbers by the renowned classicist Johannes Meursius in a lovely contemporary armorial binding from the extraordinary collection of Jacques Auguste de Thou. De Thou (1553-1617), scholar and historian, the greatest French book collector of his day, of whom it was long said that a man had not seen Paris who had not seen the library of de Thou. He of course died before 1631, but his son frequently added to his father’s collection and continued to use the final form of his father’s arms on the bindings of his acquisitions. Johanne Meurius (Van Meurs) was a Dutch classical scholar and antiquary. In 1610 he was appointed professor of Greek and history at Leiden, and in the following year historiographer to the States-General of the Netherlands. As a result of the upheavals caused by the eighty years war he accepted the offer, in 1625, of Christian IV of Denmark to become professor of history and politics at Soro, in Zealand, combined with the office of historiographer royal, in which role he produced a Latin history of Denmark (1630–38), Historia Danica. This rare and unusual neo-pythagorian work is a short treatise on the significance of numbers. "Photius, in his Bibliotheca, has preserved to us part of a valuable work, written by Nicomachus the Pythagorean, entitled Theological Arithmetic, in which he ascribes particular epithets, and the names of various divinities to numbers, as far as to ten. There is likewise a curious work of the same title, by an anonymous writer, which is extant and only in manuscript. From these two, and from occasional passages respecting numbers according to Pythagoras, found in the Platonic writers, Meursius has composed a book, which he calls Denarius Pythagoricus and which is an invaluable treatise to such as are studious of the ancient philosophy." Thomas Taylor. ‘The hymns of Orpheus.’ George J Agar-Ellis, First Baron Dover, (1797-1833) was a British politician and man of letters. He was elected a Fellow of both the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Society in 1816. In 1824 Agar-Ellis was the leading promoter of the grant of £57,000 for the purchase of John Angerstein’s collection of pictures, which formed the foundation of the National Gallery. A very good copy with most distinguished provenance. Caillet 7488. Not in Thorndike, Brunet, Graesse, or BM STC C17 Dutch. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Arthritide Tractatus Cui accessit Tragopodagra Luciani.

      Wittenberg, Sumptibus Haredum Zachariae Schureri, (à la fin: Typis Ambrosii Rothi), 1631. - in-4. 109pp. (i.e. 108). 2ff. pp.109-132. Parchemin souple moderne. Edition Originale de cet ouvrage sur la goutte de Daniel Sennert (1572-1637), célèbre médecin allemand adepte de Paracelse dont il essaya de combiner les théories chimiques avec la médecine galénique. Il est suivi, avec un titre particulier, par la "Tragopodagra", pièce de théâtre satyrique sur la goutte de Lucien de Samosate. Le texte grec de cette œuvre est accompagné ici de la traduction latine d'Erasmus Schmied (1570-1637). Exemplaire avec de nombreuses annotations manuscrites d'une main de l'époque. Rousseurs. Bon exemplaire. Bayle et Tillaye, I, 444. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Martini Bonacinae., Operum de morali, A. Goffar, Coloniae, ann

      Goffar Antoine (Antonio) - Martini Bonacinae., Operum de morali, A. Goffar, Coloniae, anno 1631 Martini Bonacinae. Operum de morali theologia, omnibusque conscientiae nodis, compendium, authore D. Antonio Goffar, Antoine Goffar Gerardi Pinchon, Coloniae, 1631, 12°, 15x9 cm., - 778 pp., worldwide only in three libraries. For more informations please look below link [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ITALIEN. - Karte. "Italia. Nuovamente piu perfetta che mai per inanzi posta in luce".

      - Altkol. Kupferstich von Hondius bei Blaeu, dat. 1631, 37,5 x 49,5 cm. Prächtige Gesamtkarte mit großer Titelkartusche rechts oben, darunter die Wölfin, rechts unten Meilenzeiger, alles altkoloriert. Im Meer Windrose, Segelschiffe und Fabelwesen. Von alter Hand sind im breiten Rand die Himmelsrichtungen eingeschrieben. - Nur minimal gebräunt.

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        Amores.

      Ex officinna Uldrici Balck, Franeker 1631 - FIRST EDITION. 12mo. pp. [xxiv], 216. Italic letter, prefaces in Roman. Title within fine engraved border, Venus to the left, Cupid to the right, putti above holding a laurel wreath over an allegorical ‘muse’, small woodcut and typographical headpieces, woodcut initials, "Prudentia - vira - defensio 1632" in contemporary hand on t-p, autograph of C.J.J. Hamilton on fly, early note in Latin concerning the text on fly, engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Charles J.J. Hamilton Bart. on pastedown, traces of early stamped ex-libris with monogram on rear pastedown. Light age yellowing, small tear to B2 just touching two letters, no loss. A very good copy in contemporary possibly English dark morocco, covers blind ruled to a panel design, acorn fleuron blind stamped to corners and center of inner panel, spine with raised bands, head and corners a little worn. a.e.r. Rare first edition of these neo-Latin poems on the subject of Love by Pier van Winsem (1586-1644), a Frisian lawyer and historian appointed, by the States of Friesland, their official historian in 1616. Early in his career he had studied medecine at Leiden but abandoned his studies to devote himself to literature. He studied both in Sweden and France eventually obtaining a doctorate in Law at Caen in 1611. In 1636 he became professor of rhetoric at the University of Franeker. He is perhaps best known for, a chronicle of Friesland. He appears also to have been a public servant, referring in his dedicatory letter to an embassy he took part in to the Duchy of Brunswick. His Amores contain a series of elegies on a wide variety of subjects such as on the Moon, the Night, Lust, or to Bacchus, all of which reflect on some aspect of Love, some with mildly erotic content. It seems that this literary aspect of Winsem’s work is now almost entirely forgotten. Authors of the prefatory verse include the scholar and Leiden librarian Daniel Heinsius (1580-1655). Sir Charles Hamilton, 2nd Baronet (1767-1849) of Trebinshun House, Brecknockshire, was a naval officer, governor of Newfoundland, and member of parliament. From 1814 to 1817, he was Lieutenant Governor of Heligoland. and resident governor for the colony of Newfoundland from 1818 to 1823. During this period, he oversaw the reconstruction of St. John's following fires in 1818 and 1819. As the economy of the island was depressed due to decreased demand for Newfoundland cod, Hamilton encouraged diversification of the fisheries to include whales, seals and salmon. He was made admiral on 22 July 1830. A very good copy of this rare work. Brunet V13076. Not in Gay. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dreissigjähriger Krieg, Geschichte, Keller/Jocher, anno 1628, se

      Keller Jakob, 1568-1631 (Jesuit) - Dreissigjähriger Krieg, Geschichte, Keller/Jocher, anno 1628, selten DREISSIGJÄHRIGER KRIEG – (KELLER, J., UND W. JOCHER), Der Unierten Protestirenden Archif, darin(n) der Unierten Protestirenden vornembste Thathandlungen, Anschläg und zu des H. Röm. Reichs, der Römisch Catholischen Kaiser, Fürsten und Stände an tag gelegt werden. O. O. und Dr., 1628. 4º. 4 Bl., 318, 536 S. Pgt. d. Zt. mit tls. läd. Schließbändern, Monogramm CK auf dem Vorderdeckel und dat. 1628 (tls. mit Wurmlöchern, etw. fleckig, beschabt und bestoßen). Erste Ausgabe. – Holzmann-B. VI, 1358. Bircher A 2939. Koser, Kanzleienstreit, 80. ADB XIV, 102. – Die Verfasserschaft ist nicht ganz geklärt, nach Holzmann und Bohatta sind Keller und Jocher die Autoren, Koser schreibt die Autorschaft Wilhelm Jocher zu, Bircher nur Jakob Keller, ebenso Stieve in der ADB, "doch wirkte Jocher bei der Ausscheidung der zu veröffentlichenden Actenstücke mit." – Dem Werk zugehörig und beigefügt ist die 536-seitige Flugschrift "Appendix in qua Originalia ad hunc librum spectantia", die Koser ebenso Jocher zuschreibt. – "Die Appendix, die erste Sammlung von Acten zur Geschichte der Union, enthält nicht bloss solche Dokumente, die schon 1621 in der Anhaltischen Kanzlei auszüglich mitgeteilt waren, sondern auch eine grosse Anzahl der zu Heidelberg vorgefundenen Papiere, darunter einige schon 1624 in dem 'Beharrlichen General Rat' und der 'Holländischen Bundsverwandnuss' sowie 1625 in der Sammlung 'Camerarii epistolae selectae' publizierte Stücke" (Koser 81). – Leicht gebräunt, fast fleckenlos. Keller: Jakob K., geb. 1568 zu Säckingen in Schwaben, † am 23. Febr. 1631 zu München, trat in seinem zwanzigsten Lebensjahre in den Jesuitenorden, lehrte in den Schulen desselben Humaniora, Philosophie, Moraltheologie und scholastische Theologie, und stand später den Collegien zu Regensburg und München als Rector vor. Beim Kurfürsten Maximilian von Baiern stand er in großer Gunst, und wurde von demselben mehrfach in Geschäften verwendet, [582] betheiligte sich auch lebhaft an den confessionellen Controversen seines Zeitalters; zu Neuburg an der Donau disputirte er mit Jakob Heilbronner, über welchen Redeact er eine besondere Schrift veröffentlichte. Aus seinen übrigen Controversschriften heben wir hervor: „Papatus catholicus" auch in deutscher Bearbeitung unter dem Titel: „Katholisches Papstthumb", 1616 (2 Bde. Fol.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Commentarie vpon The New Testament. Representing the divers Expositions therof, out of the workes of the most learned, both ancient Fathers, and moderne Writers, and hereby sitting out the true sense of every passage, for the benefit of all that desire to reade with understanding. The First Volumne upon the foure Evangelists and the Acts of the Apostles. Wherein the places more difficult going under the name of Texts, are more largely, the lesse difficult, more friefly expounded. WITH: A Commentarie vpon The New Testament. Representing the divers Expositions therof, out of the Workes of the most Learned, both ancient Fathers and moderne Writers. And hereby sifting out the true sense of every passage, for the benefit of all that desire to

      London, Thomas Cotes, for John Bellamie/2nd volume: London, John Haviland, for John Grismond 1631 - 2 volumes in 1 binding, (10) 621 (4), (10) 670 (4) p. Contemporary Leather with ribbed back, rebound spine, Folio (new endpapers, lacks page 425-428 from the first volume. John Mayer 1583-1664, was a biblical commentator. His life was spent in digesting the work of former commentators on the Bible and adding notes of his own. He is most known for his commentary on the whole Bible which was published in 7 volumes. This binding contains the fifth and sixth volume and comments on the Evangelists, Acts of the Apostles and all the Epistles of the Apostle Paul.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Piemonte, anno 1631, Blaeu W., old colours

      Blaeu W.+J.,Atlases,Maps,Townboo - Piemonte, anno 1631, Blaeu W., old colours Copperengraving, edited by W. Blaeu, anno1631, german text on verso, "PEDEMONTANA Regio cum GENVENSIVM territorio et MONTISFERRATI Marchionatu." Size: 385 x 494 mm. To see the Riviera between Nizza and Rapallo. Clean pring. WE GARANTEE AN ORIGINAL MAP EDITED BY W. BLAEU! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Resolves A Duhle Century.

      London: for Henry Seite 1631 - FOURTH EDITION. 1 vol., 7-1/2" x 5-5/8", (iv)448pp.(xi), engraved title-page, remargined on fore and bottom edges, complete. Bound in fine full blue morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, covers ruled in gilt, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, with the bookplates of Sir Edward Sullivan and Charles Whibley, housed in a full red morocco slipcase, ribbed gilt lettered spine. STC 10759. "We lay aside the Resolves, as we part from our dearest friends, in hope of frequently returning to them. We recomend the whole of them to our readers' perusal. They will find therein more solid maxims, as much piety, and far better writing, tan in most pulpit lectures now current among us." - Ubi supra. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ode Di Pindaro Antichissimo Poeta. Cioe, Olimpie & Pithie & Nemee & Istmie Tradotte in Parafrasi, & in Rima Toscana Da Alessandro Adimari, e dichiarata dal medesimo. Con osseruazioni, e confronti d'alcuni luoghi immitati, o tocchi Da Orazio Flacco.

      Pisa, Tanagli, 1631.. 4°. (9) Bl., 748 S., (31) Bl. Mit 1 gest. (ankol.) Titel und 7 Kupfer im Text (davon 5 ganzs.). Flexibler Pergamentband der Zeit.. Die Epinikia mele (Siegeslieder), Sammlung von Preisgesängen des griechischen Dichters Pindar (522 oder 518 v. Chr. - 446 v. Chr.) in italienischer Sprache, übersetzt von Alessandro Adimari. Die Kupfertafeln zeigen Wettkämpfe und Sportgeräte. - Die Vorsätze fleckig. Bindung gelockert. Der Pergamentbezug fleckig und an den Kanten mit Einrissen. (Sprache: Italienisch / Italiano / Italian)

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        La Grande guide des curez vicaires et confesseurs Divisée en deux tomes

      Lyon: Chez la veuve de Claude Rigaud, 1631. Fine. Chez la veuve de Claude Rigaud, Lyon 1631, 2 tomes en un Vol. in 8 (10,5x17,5), (39); 991 pp.; (55), deux tomes reliés en un volume. - New edition, published after the original timber illustrated in 1597. copy etched in the text, as well as drop caps, headbands and brand in the fine-editor. Title page in red and black. Work full well his dedicatory epistle and its table of contents. Full vellum, smooth spine with partial manuscript to the featherweight title. Trace of an old label on the back, flat bottom with a few tasks. Waterstains important that shall not prevent the reading of the text. Two sheets of white keeps missing the beginning of volume. One of the editions of this pastoral manual, first published in 1597 (under the title The true guide Curates, curates and confessors) at Toulouse and partially written by the Benedictine Pierre Milhard. Abbot of Notre-Dame-de-Simorre but reclusive in his cell after trepanation, he wrote until his death in 1627 various compilations pastoral character. This did not prevent the success of his compositions on the one hand by the refusal of moral or ascetic rigor which the author had been victimized by their own austerities (and as such, the Guide was condemned by the Sorbonne as lax in 1619 conviction over by the synod of Bordeaux from 1624); secondly, by the systematic and practical side of its recommendations (which earned the book have been imposed as a single pastoral reference in the diocese of Agen). --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, après l'originale parue en 1597. Exemplaire illustré de bois gravés dans le texte, ainsi que des lettrines, des bandeaux et la marque de l'éditeur in-fine. Page de titre en rouge et noir. Ouvrage bien complet de son épître dédicatoire et de sa table des matières. Reliure en plein vélin, dos lisse avec titre partiel manuscrit à la plume. Trace d'une ancienne étiquette sur le dos, plat inférieur comportant quelques tâches. Importantes mouillures qui n'empêchent en rien la lecture du texte. Deux feuillets de garde blancs manquants en début de volume. Une des éditions de ce manuel pastoral, d'abord paru en 1597 (sous le titre La Vraye guide des curez, vicaires et confesseurs) à l'adresse de Toulouse et partiellement rédigée par le bénédictin Pierre Milhard. Abbé de Notre-Dame-de-Simorre, mais reclus dans sa cellule à la suite d'une trépanation, il écrivit jusqu'à sa mort, survenue en 1627 diverses compilations à caractère pastoral. Cela n'empêcha pas le succès de ses compositions, d'une part par le refus du rigorisme moral ou ascétique dont l'auteur avait été victime par ses propres austérités (et à ce titre, La Guide fut condamnée comme laxiste par la Sorbonne en 1619, condamnation reprise par le synode de Bordeaux de 1624) ; d'autre part, par le côté systématique et pratique de ses recommandations (ce qui valut à l'ouvrage d'avoir été imposé comme unique référence pastorale dans le diocèse d'Agen).

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        Virginia, anno 1631, Blaeu W., latin edition

      Blaeu W.+J.,Atlases,Maps,Townboo - Virginia, anno 1631, Blaeu W., latin edition We offer an original map from G. Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1631, 37,5cm x 48 cm.: "Nova Virginiae Tabula" copperengraving edited in "Appendix Theatri A. Ortelii et Atlantis G. Mercatoris" Good copy, no cracs, wide margins only a little brownish. Some wormholes on margins, printed on thick paper, additional leaf text. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The English Lawyer, Describing A Method for the Managing of the Lawes

      1631. Advice for Aspiring Lawyers in Seventeenth-Century England Doddridge, Sir John [1555-1628]. The English Lawyer. Describing a Method for the Managing of the Lawes of this Land. And Expressing the Best Qualities Requisite in the Student, Practizer, Judges and Fathers of the Same. London: Printed by the Assignes of I. More Esq, 1631. [viii], 271, [1] pp. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary calf, rebacked, raised bands to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, a few shallow scuffs to boards. Woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Moderate toning to text, faint dampstaining to corners of a few leaves. Neat underlining in several places, brief recent notes in faint pencil to a few places. A handsome copy. * Only edition. Doddridge wrote this book to advise aspiring lawyers. Among other points, such as suggested readings and advice concerning personal demeanor, he urges the student to acquire a solid liberal-arts education that emphasizes subjects with practical application, such as logic and etymology. Regarding the specifics of legal education, he discusses the best methods of study and information on the sources and principles of English law. Holdsworth said it was the "most notable" book of its kind. As distinguished a jurist as Coke and Bacon, Doddridge was a counselor of the King's Bench, a Serjeant for Prince Henry, Solicitor-General, a Member of Parliament and the author of five important works, all published posthumously. Holdsworth, A History of English Law V:397-398. English Short-Title Catalogue S109764.

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        Asia map, Hondius, anno 1631, Generalmap,english text on verso

      Hondius-Janssonius - Generalmap of Asia, dated anno 1631, english text on verso, size of the map: 37 x 49 cm., on below margins little waterstained [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ancient Funerall Monuments In The United Monarchie Of Great Britain, Ireland, And The Islands Adjacent, with the dissolved monasteries therein contained; their founders, and what eminent persons have beene in the same interred. As also the death and buriall of certaine of the bloud roiall, the nobilitie and gentrie of these kingdoms entombed in forraine nations with other matters mentioned in the insuing title

      London: Thomas Harper, 1631., 1631. Folio. In recent full speckled calf centre rectangle binding, with red title label, raised bands, and blind tooling to spine; all edges speckled, plain endpapers. Illustrated with copper engraved portrait frontispiece and title page, and eighteen in-text woodcuts of funerary architecture and design. Binding is handsome, free from signs of wear. Internally clean and free from spotting, with very occasional pencil annotations particularly to the sections on the diocese of Canterbury and the diocese of London. Engraved frontispiece and title laid down to red ruled pages c.1900. Title page shows an old amateur repair to corner. Bound without the 14 page index (commonly lacking). A Lancashire man of diminutive stature, rarely seen without his pipe, Weever's substantial legacy rests on both literary and historical achievements, which are combined in his survey of the funerary architecture and sculpture of the United Kingdom, focusing particularly on the dioceses of Canterbury, Rochester, London and Norwich. His primary interest was in the written inscriptions rather than depictions of the monuments themselves, and this has proved to be of immense value because of the subsequent loss of many of these inscriptions. An extraordinary combination of praise for the nobles and royals who constructed the monuments with a universal momento mori that reminds us all of how we come to dust and ashes, Weever's prose is readable, fascinating, and learned without becoming overwhelming.

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        ANCIENT FUNERALL MONUMENTS WITH IN THE UNITED MONARCHIE OF GREAT BRITAINE, IRELAND, AND THE ILANDS ADIACENT; WITH THE DISSOLVED MONASTERIES THEREIN CONTAINED; THEIR FOUNDERS, AND WHAT EMINENT PERSONS HAVE BEEN IN THE SAME INTERRED.

      Printed by Thomas Harper: and are to be sold in Little Britayne by Laurence Sadler at the signe of the Golden Lion 1631 - Folio. Engraved frontispiece portrait, extra-engraved title page + [xvi] + 871 pp. + [14] index, with a number of wood-engravings to the text, some full-page. Fine full tree-calf with gilt decoration to margins and edges, contrasting title label gilt, extra-gilt decoration to spine. All edges yellow, marbled endpapers with engraved bookplate of [Sir] Joseph Neeld, MP for Chippenham (1830-1856) to front pastedown. Repair to leaf Tt6 only slightly affecting text. Weever was a graduate of Queen's College, Cambridge and an interesting character. Described in an essay by Ian Wright on the Queen's College website, as "an extraordinarily interesting and eccentric character - connoisseur of graveyards, tobacco-enthusiast, sycophant, satirist, dwarf, penner of dirty ditties, egotist, pugnacious Lancashire man and proud of it. (the book) testifies to the breadth of his literary interests - it is packed with literary allusions and quotations". Weever was also a poet and moved in literary circles. An ardent admirer, he wrote the earliest known poem addressed to Shakespeare, and Wright submits that he and Shakespeare were acquainted and that Weever's work may have had some influence on Shakespeare's. Rare to find in complete condition. This fine copy has the often-missing 14 page index. TOPOGRAPHY TOPOGRAPHY TOPOGRAPHY [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ancient Funerall Monuments In The United Monarchie Of Great Britain, Ireland, And The Islands Adjacent, with the dissolved monasteries therein contained; their founders, and what eminent persons have beene in the same interred As also the death and buriall of certaine of the bloud roiall, the nobilitie and gentrie of these kingdoms entombed in forraine nations with other matters mentioned in the insuing title

      London: Thomas Harper, 1631., 1631. Folio. In recent full speckled calf centre rectangle binding, with red title label, raised bands, and blind tooling to spine; all edges speckled, plain endpapers. Illustrated with copper engraved portrait frontispiece and title page, and eighteen in-text woodcuts of funerary architecture and design. Binding is handsome, free from signs of wear. Internally clean and free from spotting, with very occasional pencil annotations particularly to the sections on the diocese of Canterbury and the diocese of London. Engraved frontispiece and title laid down to red ruled pages c.1900. Title page shows an old amateur repair to corner. Bound without the 14 page index (commonly lacking). A Lancashire man of diminutive stature, rarely seen without his pipe, Weever's substantial legacy rests on both literary and historical achievements, which are combined in his survey of the funerary architecture and sculpture of the United Kingdom, focusing particularly on the dioceses of Canterbury, Rochester, London and Norwich. His primary interest was in the written inscriptions rather than depictions of the monuments themselves, and this has proved to be of immense value because of the subsequent loss of many of these inscriptions. An extraordinary combination of praise for the nobles and royals who constructed the monuments with a universal momento mori that reminds us all of how we come to dust and ashes, Weever's prose is readable, fascinating, and learned without becoming overwhelming.

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        Responsio ad Additiunculam D. Ioannis Kepleri, Caesarei Mathematiici, praefixam Ephemeridi eius in annum 1624. In qua cum de totius Astronomiae Restitutione, tum imprimis de observatione diametri solis, fide tubi dioptrici, eclipsibus utriusque luminaris, luculenter agitur.

      Leiden, Jean Maire, 1631 - 4to (184 x 140 mm), pp [viii] 54 [2], with woodcut printer's device on title and several woodcut illustrations in text; some slight marginal browning, a very good copy in nineteenth-century calf, tooled borders in blind, gilt dentelles, edges gilt, joints cracked but sound. £16,500First edition of this work on determining the angular diameter of the sun, in which Hortensius was in dispute with Kepler. 'Hortensius made observations on eclipses and on transits and endeavored to improve existing telescopes.'His findings concerning the angular diameter of the sun, mentioned in his preface to Lansberge's Commentationes [1630], were vehemently criticized by Kepler in 1631, but were eventually vindicated by Hortensius in 1634 [1631 in fact, in the present work]. By using one of the primitive telescopes of the time and studying solar eclipses, he found the solar angular diameter to be 36' at perigee and 33'34" at apogee, with a ratio of 1.072. Kepler, on the other hand, believed that a telescope distorted the image and preferred to employ a small hole at the end of a long tube; he found a mean value of 30' and a ratio of 1.033 (actual values 32'04" and 1.034). This question was of great importance, because it was directly connected to the matter of the eccentricity of the earth's orbit, which Kepler had investigated by using observations of Mars. Kepler was vehement regarding this issue and used untenable arguments; Hortensius responded politely but suggested that Kepler might have altered the observational results in order to get agreement' (DSB).The complete text of Kepler's criticisms are reproduced in their entirety in this work.Martinus Hortensius (Maarten Van den Hove, 1605-1639) studied mathematics with Beeckman and Snell and was a collaborator with Philip van Lansberge, whose works he translated into Latin. He corresponded with Descartes, Mersenne, Gassendi, Huygens, and Galileo, and in 1638 was on the commission to work with Galileo on the latter's method of determining longitude by observation of the position of Jupiter's satellites.Caspar 84n (p 95); OCLC records only University of Texas, Austin, for North America

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        De Arthritide Tractatus Cui accessit Tragopodagra Luciani.

      Wittenberg, Sumptibus Haredum Zachariae Schureri, (à la fin: Typis Ambrosii Rothi), 1631. - in-4. 109pp. (i.e. 108). 2ff. pp.109-132. Parchemin souple moderne. Edition Originale de cet ouvrage sur la goutte de Daniel Sennert (1572-1637), célèbre médecin allemand adepte de Paracelse dont il essaya de combiner les théories chimiques avec la médecine galénique. Il est suivi, avec un titre particulier, par la "Tragopodagra", pièce de théâtre satyrique sur la goutte de Lucien de Samosate. Le texte grec de cette œuvre est accompagné ici de la traduction latine d'Erasmus Schmied (1570-1637). Exemplaire avec de nombreuses annotations manuscrites d'une main de l'époque. Rousseurs. Bon exemplaire. Bayle et Tillaye, I, 444. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Pierii Winsemii Amores.

      . Franekarae, Uldrici Balck 1631. 12°. 12 Bl., 216 S. mit 1 Kupfertitel. Pgmt.d.Zt.mit gepr. Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. Papier etwas gebräunt. Pieris Winsemius studierte in Franeker und Leiden, er wurde 1616 offiziell ernannter Historiograph der friesischen Staaten. 1636 wurde er Professor and der Universität Franeker. Die Amores enthalten neulateinische Dichtungen leicht erotischen Inhalts in der Nachfolge Ovids. Gutes Exemplar. -CHF 600.00.

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        Du Juge Des Controverses: Traitte Auquel Est Defendue L'Authorite Et La Per EDITION ORIGINALE

      Geneve: Chez Pierre Aubert, 1631. Fine. Chez Pierre Aubert, Geneve 1631-1632, Frot in 8 (9,5x16,5cm), 544pp. ; (16) 423pp., relié. - First edition, rare. Velin full time. Smooth back. Title in black pen blurred. Burnished and tasks on vellum. Title page detached. Marginal foxing on the last 10 pages, and the first book in the middle. Cropped short in the right margin. Figurehead among the speakers of Protestantism, like Charles Drelincourt, pastor of the Reformed Church of Paris was among the ablest controversialists, combining eloquence and violent diatribes. The author criticizes the Roman Catholic position and replace the Scriptures as supreme judge of controversies, not the pope or the church. This is a book about the controversy of the Scriptures, between the Catholic and Protestant church. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, assez rare. Reliure en plein vélin d'époque. Dos lisse. Titre à la plume noire estompée. Brunissures et tâches sur le vélin. Page de titre détachée. Mouillures marginales sur les 10 derniers feuillets, et sur les premiers en milieu d'ouvrage. Rogné court en marge droite. Figure de proue parmi les orateurs du protestantisme, à l'instar de Charles Drelincourt, ce pasteur de l'église réformée de Paris fut parmi les plus habiles controversistes, mêlant éloquence et violentes diatribes. L'auteur critique la position catholique romaine et replace les Ecritures en tant que juge souverain des controverses, et non le pape ou l'église. C'est un livre sur la controverse des Ecritures saintes, entre l'église catholique et protestante.

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        Histoire generale de Normandie. Contenant les choses memorables aduenuës depuis les premieres courses des Normands payens, tant en France qu'aux autres pays, de ceus qui s'emperent du pays de Neustrie sous Charles le Simple. Avec l'histoire de leurs ducs, leur genealogie, & leurs conquestes, tant en France, Italie, Angleterre, qu'en Orient, iusques a la reünion de la Normandie à la couronne de France

      A Rouen: Iean Osmont Folio. [6] ff., 56 pp., [1] f., 564, 52 pp., [22] ff.. 1631 First edition of this sought-after history of Normandy. Preliminary leaves include a dedication; publication statement; a sonnet, epigrams, and an ode to the history of Normandy; "Discours de la Normandie" (35 pp.); "De l'ancienne Normandie" (35?-56 pp.); and a genealogy of the Dukes of Normandy. Rear matter includes an index (22 ff.) and a list (52 pp.) of the Lords of Normandy and other French provinces who took part in the conquest of Jerusalem under Robert Courte-heuze, Duke of Normandy, and Godefroy du Buillon, Duke of Lorraine. An early owner has mounted on the title-page an armorial plate bearing an image of the two leopards of Normandy on a shield superimposed by a crown, the whole flanked by attendants holding long branches (palms? laurels?) in one hand and the shield in the other. Handsomely decorated with engraved initials and tailpieces. Recent deep walnut full calf old style, by Grace Bindings (signed in blind at inner area of rear cover, lower turn-in); round spine with raised bands accented in gilt and with blind-tooled devices in compartments, oxblood leather gilt-lettered title-label, blind fillets extending onto covers from each band to terminate in trefoils and covers framed in double blind fillets. Ex?-Mercantile Library of Philadelphia with stamps, mostly faint, including to title-page; title-page re-margined along top and inner edge with an interior hole filled also (no words affected). Title-page with early inked ownership initials; a few other instances of early inked notations within text. Some leaves chipped, others mildly to moderately waterstained. Armorial device mounted to title-page, as noted; we cannot be sure what this covers, but it is elegant!

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        De Arthritide Tractatus Cui accessit Tragopodagra Luciani.

      Wittenberg, Sumptibus Haredum Zachariae Schureri, (à la fin: Typis Ambrosii Rothi), 1631. - in-4. 109pp. (i.e. 108). 2ff. pp.109-132. Parchemin souple moderne. Edition Originale de cet ouvrage sur la goutte de Daniel Sennert (1572-1637), célèbre médecin allemand adepte de Paracelse dont il essaya de combiner les théories chimiques avec la médecine galénique. Il est suivi, avec un titre particulier, par la "Tragopodagra", pièce de théâtre satyrique sur la goutte de Lucien de Samosate. Le texte grec de cette œuvre est accompagné ici de la traduction latine d'Erasmus Schmied (1570-1637). Exemplaire avec de nombreuses annotations manuscrites d'une main de l'époque. Rousseurs. Bon exemplaire. Bayle et Tillaye, I, 444. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Histoire generale de Normandie Contenant les choses memorables aduenuës depuis les premieres courses des Normands payens, tant en France qu'aux autres pays, de ceus qui s'emperent du pays de Neustrie sous Charles le Simple Avec l'histoire de leurs ducs, leur genealogie, & leurs conquestes, tant en France, Italie, Angleterre, qu'en Orient, iusques a la reünion de la Normandie à la couronne de France

      A Rouen: Iean Osmont Folio. [6] ff., 56 pp., [1] f., 564, 52 pp., [22] ff.. 1631 First edition of this sought-after history of Normandy. Preliminary leaves include a dedication; publication statement; a sonnet, epigrams, and an ode to the history of Normandy; "Discours de la Normandie" (35 pp.); "De l'ancienne Normandie" (35–56 pp.); and a genealogy of the Dukes of Normandy. Rear matter includes an index (22 ff.) and a list (52 pp.) of the Lords of Normandy and other French provinces who took part in the conquest of Jerusalem under Robert Courte-heuze, Duke of Normandy, and Godefroy du Buillon, Duke of Lorraine. An early owner has mounted on the title-page an armorial plate bearing an image of the two leopards of Normandy on a shield superimposed by a crown, the whole flanked by attendants holding long branches (palms? laurels?) in one hand and the shield in the other. Handsomely decorated with engraved initials and tailpieces. Recent deep walnut full calf old style, by Grace Bindings (signed in blind at inner area of rear cover, lower turn-in); round spine with raised bands accented in gilt and with blind-tooled devices in compartments, oxblood leather gilt-lettered title-label, blind fillets extending onto covers from each band to terminate in trefoils and covers framed in double blind fillets. Ex–Mercantile Library of Philadelphia with stamps, mostly faint, including to title-page; title-page re-margined along top and inner edge with an interior hole filled also (no words affected). Title-page with early inked ownership initials; a few other instances of early inked notations within text. Some leaves chipped, others mildly to moderately waterstained. Armorial device mounted to title-page, as noted; we cannot be sure what this covers, but it is elegant!

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        Lucans Pharsalia: Or the civill warres of Rome, betweene Pompey the great, and Julius Caesar The whole tenne bookes, Englished by Thomas May the second edition, corrected, and the annotations inlarged by the author

      London: Thomas Jones (pr. by Aug. Mathews) Small 8vo. Engr. frontis., [146] ff.. 1631 [bound with] May, Thomas. A continvation of the subiect of Lucan's historicall poem till the death of Ivlivs Cæser the 2d edition corrected and amended. London: James Boler, 1633. Small 8vo. A–K8(-K8); [79 of 80] ff. Second edition of May's esteemed English verse translation, following Thomas Jones's first printing of 1627. Lucan (A.D. 39–65), born in Cordoba, Spain, and raised in Rome, was the grandson of the elder Seneca, nephew of the younger Seneca, and the brother of the Gallio mentioned in Acts 18; he published the Pharsalia in A.D. 62 or 63, but it seems likely that his poetic talent aroused the jealously of the vain Nero, as he forbade him to write or even plead in the courts, and then later compelled him to commit suicide for alleged treason. The editio princeps of the Pharsalia was printed in Rome by Sweynheym and Pannartz in 1469; Christopher Marlowe published the first English translation of any part of the Pharsalia, his rendition of the first book, in 1600, with a 1614 effort by Sir Arthur Gorges being the only other such to precede May's standard-setting 1626 English version of books one through three. In the present volume, this great epic poem in May's translation is accompanied by its translator's English rendition of his own sequel, originally written in Latin verse. This Continuation advances the action through Cleopatra's seduction of Caesar (May depicts the Egyptian queen with "snowie necke" and "golden tresses"), the death of Cato, and various additional battles before arriving at Caesar's death. At the time, May's work was thought highly enough of that Charles I allowed the Continuation's dedication to bear his name. 20th-century black morocco in imitation of early, severe style, with raised bands from which blind-tooling extends onto covers; spine with gilt-stamped title and date, and turn-ins elaborately tooled in blind. Moderately worn, spine faded not unattractively, and leather rubbed over joints. Front pastedown with bookplate, inked date of 1986; front free endpaper with inked gift inscription dated 1944. T1-2 trimmed differently and possibly surviving from another copy; A3 of the continuation also possibly supplied. Occasional instances of very minor staining; mostly clean. => Pleasant on shelf and in hand.

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        Florilegium amplissimum et selectissimum ; quo non tantum varia diversorum florum praestantissimorum et nunquam antea exhibitorum genera, sed et rarae quamplurimae indicarum plantarum, et radicium formae, ad vivum partibus duabus, quatuor etiam linguis offeruntur et delineantur. Second title-page: Florelegii Pars Secunda, in qua agitur de praecipuis Plantis et floribus fibrosas radices habentibus: nec non arboribus speciosis et odoriferis, quibus Horti in utraque Germania decorantur. Opera & impensis. (2 Parts).

      Amsterdam, Jan Janssonius, 1631. Folio. Contemp. hcalf. Raised bands. Compartments gilt with floral stamps. Titlelabel with gilt lettering. Repairs to spine ends and hinges. Marbled coverpapers. Covers a bit rubbed. Endpapers renewed. Engraved frontispiece title, engraved portrait. (24),(10) pp. and 110 fine engraved plates (67 to the first part, 43 to the second), depicting 560 plants, usually life-size. A few minor brownspots.. Scarce early (the first 1612) edition of Sweert's famous Florilegium, at first intended to be both a catalogue for selling plants and bulps and a picture-book of plants, but the later editions (as here) became a true Florilegium for collectors and botanical scientists. The first part deals with bulbous species, and the second with species having "fibrous" roots (fibrosae radices). Thirty-three tulip heads are paraded in regular columns. The American contingent is represented by the sunflower, cactus, agave, pineapple and Canna. Sweerts and Johann Theodor de Bry were the first to establish the convention of portraying lower stem with bulb or root alongside severed upper stem and flower in order to reproduce the plant life-size on the page. "Sweert prepared his Florilegium as a guide of his available stock for the Frankfurt Fair of 1612. The plates, depicting some 560 bulbs and flowers, were from the Johann Theodore de Bry Florilegium which in turn was based on that by Pierre Vallet. His attractively depicted bulbs sparked their popularity, leading to 6 editions of the work between 1612 and 1647, and a demand which would later result in "Tulipomania". At the time of the fair Sweert was in the employ of Emperor Rudolf II as head of his gardens in Vienna. He borrowed freely from plates that had been published before, so that many of those that appeared in the Florilegium had been cultivated in the gardens of King Henry IV of France at the Louvre." (Wikipedia).Nissen, 1921. - Hunt, 196 (1612-edition)

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