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        Prodromi catoptricorum et dioptricorum, sive conicorum operis ad abdita radii reflexi et refracti mysteria praevii & facem praeferentis. Libri quatuor priores [Liber primus et secundus]. D. A. L. G.Paris: Jean Dedin, 1631-39.

      Extremely rare first edition, author's presentation copy, of all four books of this important work on conic sections, intended to provide the geometrical basis for the study of optics. "Mydorge's work on conic sections contains hundreds of problems published for the first time, as well as a multitude of ingenious and original methods that later geometers frequently used, usually without citing their source" (DSB).<br/><br/> Books I and II (pp. 1-134) were first published separately in 1631; a second edition appeared in 1639 with two additional books. The present copy has the first edition of the first two books, with the 1631 title page, bound up with the last two books from the second edition. A printed paper slip <i>Libri quatuor priores</i> has been pasted over <i>Liber primus et secundus</i> on the title to accommodate the added books, and a large section of text has also been pasted over the original on page 67 corresponding to changes in book I made between the 1631 and 1639 editions. The 1631 edition is very much rarer than the 1639: OCLC lists only five copies of the former - Danish Royal Library (but this copy is actually of the 1641 edition), Columbia, NYPL, Zürich, BNF - but 24 of the latter; COPAC adds copies of the 1631 edition at Oxford, Cambridge and UCL. It is likely that the 1631 edition was printed in very small numbers and was mostly, if not entirely, intended for presentation: the copies at Columbia, Zürich and BNF all have authorial corrections. The only other copy of the 1631 edition to have appeared at auction was Michel Chasles' copy, last sold in 1972. <br/><br/> "In his study of conic sections Mydorge continued the work of Apollonius, whose methods of proof he refined and simplified ... Mydorge asserts that if from a given point in the plane of a conic section radii to the points of the curve are drawn and extended in a given relationship, then their extremities will be on a new conic section similar to the first. This statement constitutes the beginnings of an extremely fruitful method of deforming figures; it was successfully used by La Hire and Newton, and later by Poncelet and, especially, by Chasles, who named it deformation homographique. <br/><br/> "Mydorge posed and solved the following problem in [book] III: 'On a given cone place a given conic section' - a problem that Apollonius had solved only for a right cone. Mydorge was also interested in geometric methods used in approximate construction, such as that of a regular heptagon. Another problem that Mydorge solved by approximation - although he did not clearly indicate his method - was that of transforming a square into an equivalent regular polygon possessing an arbitrary number of sides" (<i>ibid</i>.)<br/><br/> Mydorge (1585-1647) belonged to one of France's most illustrious families. "Like Fermat, he belonged to that elite group of seventeenth-century scientists who pursued science as amateurs but nevertheless made contributions of the greatest importance to one or more fields of knowledge" (<i>ibid</i>.) In 1625 Mydorge met Descartes, and they became firm friends and scientific collaborators. As Schuster has shown, in the following year Descartes and Mydorge almost certainly succeeded in formulating the mathematical law of refraction (Sasaki, p. 175). He was also a friend of Fermat and Mersenne, and in 1638 played a role in settling the dispute between Descartes and Fermat that had arisen when Fermat refuted Descartes' <i>Dioptrique</i>.<br/><br/> Publication of the work was sponsored by Sir Charles Cavendish (?1595-1654), to whom the book is dedicated. Cavendish seems to have developed contacts with foreign mathematicians and by the summer of 1631 was corresponding with Mydorge. In 1671 John Collins wrote "'they complaine in france (as we doe here) that their Booksellers will not undertake to print mathematicall Bookes there, thence it came to passe that the four latter books of Mydorge were never printed, as the former had not been unless Sir Charles Cavendish had given 50 crownes as a Dowry with it' (Collins to Gregory, 14 March 1671/2 in Newton, <i>Correspondence</i> 47). The manuscript of 'the four latter books' was apparently taken to England by Cavendish's brother William and Thomas Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton, and then lost. The first four books were reissued in 1641 and 1660, and under the title <i>De sectionibus conicis</i> were included by Mersenne in his <i>Universae geometriae</i> (1644). <br/><br/> Albert et al 1636; B. O. A. C. P. 72; Sasaki, <i>Descartes' Mathematical Thought</i>, Springer 2003 (pp. 172-5).. Folio (134 x 228 mm), pp. [x], 308, woodcut printer's device on title and numerous woodcut diagrams in text, 'Dono authoris' written in a contemporary hand at top of title page, another inscription dated 1833 on title, without the two errata leaves as often. Contemporary reversed calf (worn), red lettering piece on spine (some browning as usual)

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        Country Contentments: or, The Husbandmans Recreations. Contayning the wholesome Experiences, in which any man ought to Recreate himselfe after the toyle of more serious Businesse. As namely, Hunting, Hawking, Coursing with Grey-hounds and the lawes of the Lease, Shooting in Long-bowe or Cross-bowe, Bowling, Tennis, Baloone. The whole Art of Angling, and the use of the Fighting Cocke. By G M

      London: Printed by Nicholas Okes, for Iohn Harison, at the golden Unicorne in Pater-noster-row, 1631. "The fourth edition. Newly Corrected, Enlarged, and Adorned with many excellent Additions, as may appeare by this marke [pointing hand]" First separate edition. [12], 118, [2] pp. Lacking first and final leaves, blank. 1 vols. 4to in 8&#39;s (18.5 cm). 19th-century black pebbled cloth, upper cover lettered simply in gilt, "COUNTRY | CONTENTMENTS | G.M." Title page somewhat soiled, outer margin with a 1/2-inch darkened streak, text generally somewhat toned. First separate edition First published in 1615 (STC 17342), with its companion book THE ENGLISH HUSWIFE, which was printed again separately in 1623. This second edition of THE HUSBANDMANS RECREATIONS, without that book&#39;s section on horses, is actually the first edition ever printed separately, and it is quite scarce on the market: only three copies have appeared at auction over the last quarter century (the last of which brought $2,983).

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        The lives of the Noble Grecians and Romains, compared together by that grave learned philosopher and historiographer Plutarch of Chæronea: translated out of Greeke into French by James Amiot Abbot of Bellozane, Bishop of Auxerre, one of the Kings privie Counsel, and great Almner of France: with the lives of Hannibal and Scipio African: translated out of Latine into French by Charles del'Escluse, and out of French into English, by Sir Thomas North Knight. Hereunto are also added the lives of Epaminondas, of Philip of Macedon, of Dionysius the elder, tyrant of Sicilia, of Augustus Cæsar, of Plutarch, and of Seneca: with the lives of nine other excellent chieftaines of warre: collected out of Æmylius Probus, by S.G.S. and Englished by the aforesaid translator

      London: Printed by George Miller, and are to be sold by Robert Allott, at the Signe of the black Beare in Pauls Churchyard, 1631. Fifth edition of North's translation. Leather Bound. Two parts in one volume with separate title pages. Folio (37 x 24cm), [16, 2 blank], 1244, [32, 1 blank], [2 blank] pp. Woodcut printer's device at title pages, woodcut medallion portraits within varying ornamental borders & ornamental initial capitals throughout. Contemporary calf decorated in blind with panelled inset of lighter calf on both boards, rebacked in period style (mid 19th century?), with a gilt-lettered spine label. Edges rubbed, small loss at the base of the spine, evidence of bookplate removal at front pastedown, previous owner's inscription (dated 1723) at first blank & his signature at the last blank, short tear in the lower margin at pp 777/778 (text unaffected), small hole at the lower margin pp 1153/1154 (just touching one word on 1154), erratically paginated at Zzzz & Zzzz 2 (mis-numbered 1182 - 1184), at Fffff 2 & Fffff 3 (mis-numbered 1157/1158), & at [Fffff 5 & 6] (mis-numbered 1163/1164 & 1161/1162), light dampstain diminishing front to back, withal, a Very Good copy. Short Title Catalogue 20070. Described as "one of the earliest masterpieces of English prose", North's translation of Plutarch's Lives is characterized by Thomas Warton in The History of English Poetry as Shakespeare's "storehouse of learned history." This copy bears an interesting inscription at the first blank page by William Calley (presumably son of Sir William Calley), dated 16 January, 1723, which quotes the first stanza of Walter Pope's "The Old Man's Wish."

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        Instructions for a Right Comforting Afflicted Consciences : With Speciall Antidotes Against Some Grievous Temptations

      London : Imprinted by Felix Kyngston for Thomas Weaver 1631 - An important book of Puritan theology. 1st ed. Contemporary calf binding. Rebacked. Printer's devices. Internally, generally very good. Minor marginal damp stain on top edge of last 10 leaves. XXVI, 560 p. COLLATED. Extra blank page at front. Early signature of Richard Haynes, 1740 and William Tavender, 1776 on fep.STC 3238; ESTC S106257.Robert Bolton (1572-1631) was a noted Puritan preacher (Alexander Balloch Grosart, DNB00). ?Anthony Wood pronounces Bolton to have been 'a most religious and learned puritan, a painful and constant preacher, a person of great zeal for God, charitable and bountiful : and so famous for relieving afflicted consciences, that many foreigners resorted to him, as well as persons at home, and found relief.' Fuller says: 'He was one of a thousand for piety, wisdom, and steadfastness' (Abel Redevivus, p. 591), and again in his 'Worthies,' an authoritative preacher, who majestically became the pulpit.' Echard, who no more than Wood was in sympathy with Bolton, describes him as 'a great and a shining light of the puritan party, justly celebrated for his singular learning and piety' (Hist. of Engl. ii. 98). A seventeenth century diarist (Rev. John Ward, vicar of Stratford-on-Avon) writes of him: 'What was Nazianzen's commendation of Basil might bee Bolton's; hee thunder'd in his life and lightned in his conversation.' The biographer of Joseph Alleine writes: 'Reverend Mr. Bolton, while walking in the streets, was so much cloathed with majesty, as by the notice of his coming, in the words "Here comes Mr. Bolton," was as it were to charm them [the populace] into order when vain or doing amiss. 'It is observed of this holy and reverend man that he was so highly esteemed in Northamptonshire, that his people who beheld his white locks of hair would point at him and say, "When that snow shall be dissolved, there shall be a great flood," and so it proved; for there never was a minister in that county who lived more beloved or died more lamented. Floods of tears were shed over his grave.'? (DNB00)See also: [ Bagshawe's Life; Abram's Blackburn; Bolton's Genealogical and Biographical Account in this his will in extenso, and a woodcut of his birthplace; Brook's Puritans; Churton's Nowell, p. 7; Neal's Puritans, ii. 229; Morton's Monuments of the Fathers and Reformers, 1706; Bridges's Hist. of Northamptonshire, ii. 87; Baines's Lancashire; Bolton's Works; an autograph letter to Hildersam, Catalogue of Ayscough, 2728, No. 4221 in British Museum; letter from Rev. W. E. Buckley, Middleton Cheney.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MAGDEBURG: Gesamtansicht - um 1631, Kupferstich, dekorativ koloriert, 15x55 cm

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        A Way to get Wealth: containing the sixe principall vocations or callings, in which everie good husband or house-wife may lawfully imploy themselves. As first, the natures ordering, curing, breeding, choice, use, and feeding of all sorts of cattle and fowle, ... Secondly the knowledge, use, and laudable practice of all the recreations meete for a gentleman. Thirdly, the office of the housewife, ... Fourthly, the enrichment of the weald in Kent. Fiftly, the husbanding, and enriching of all sorts of barraine grounds, ... Sixtly, the making of orchards, ... The first five bookes gathered by G.M. The last by Master W.L. for the benefit of great Britane]

      London, 1631. Reissue, various editions, see below. [28], 188, [2]; [12], 118, [2]; [12], 252; [4], 24; [12], 158; [8], 133, [3] p. : ill. (woodcuts). WITHOUT GENERAL TITLE PAGE. 4to. Contemporary speckled calf, blind french fillet, with early manuscript waste-paper. Handsome copy. A reissue, with added general title page (here missing), of "Cheape and good husbandry," 5th ed., 1631; "Country contentments," 4th ed., 1631; "The English house-vvife," 4th ed., 1631; "The Inrichment of the vveald of Kent ... revised, inlarged, and corrected," 1631; "Markhams farewell to husbandry," 3rd ed., 1631; all by or edited by Gervase Markham; and "A Nevv Orchard and Garden," 2nd ed., 1631, by William Lawson. One of the most popular general household books of the 17th century with 15 separate editions before 1700.

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        Trattato de Semplici, Pietre, et Pesci Marini, che nascono nel lito di Venetia, la maggior parte non conosciuti da Teofrasto, Dioscoride, Plinio, Galeno, & altri Scrittori

      Bertano, Venice 1631 - Very scarce pre-Linnean natural history. OCLC lists 18 copies including those at Yale, Harvard, & Cambridge. No copies sold at auction in the last 30 years. Diviso in Due Libri. Illustrated with 32 full-page exquisite copperplate engravings of marine flora. Numerous decorative initials & head/tailpieces throughout. [8], 120 pages. Thin square 8vo, bound in contemporary vellum (binding worn but very sound; some pages have a very pale damp-stain in the upper gutter). Venetia: Appresso Pietro Maria Bertano, 1631. Scarce. Text in Italian. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De praefecto urbis liber auct. Felice Contelorio.

      - [Romae, ex typographia Rev. Cam. Apost., 1631], in-folio piccolo, leg. coeva in piena perg. floscia, pp. [10], 96 [ma: 94]. Con frontespizio e 5 tavv. calcografiche. Pochi, lievi aloni d'umidità. Timbretto di duplicato di biblioteca. Esemplare nella variante A descritta in ICCU con omessa la c. E1 (p. 33, 34) che conteneva testo già impresso nelle pp. 30 e 31. Cicognara 3680. Choix, 16755.

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        Brief von Schreiberhand mit eigenh. U.

      Ingolstadt, 17. XI. 1631.. 3 SS. auf gefalt. Bogen. Folio.. In italienischer Sprache, an einen nicht ermittelten Adressaten: "Ho riceputo la cortesiss.ma di V. S. insieme con altre lettere quali non ho mancato di servirlo conforme, m' ha commandato, per la sua, come sempre saro ad ogni suo comando. Circa al provedere del Regi.to del S. Bilick [?] S. M. Reggia ha gia disposto al Altezza del sereniss.mo Cardinal Infante il provedere al detto ove son piu, che cento, in lasciandosi [...]". - Frühes und langes Schreiben vom Anfang seiner Karriere, als 24-jähriger Obristwachtmeister im Infanterieregiment von Adam Erdmann Gf. Trcka, kurz vor der Wiedereinsetzung Wallensteins als Oberbefehlshaber des kaiserlichen Heers. Die führende Rolle, die Leslie 1634 bei der Verschwörung gegen Wallenstein spielte (er selbst wurde beim Anschlag verwundet), ebnete ihm den Weg zur weiteren glanzvollen Karriere als Offizier, Höfling und Gutsbesitzer. - Im Rand stellenweise etwas angestaubt; Spuren mehrfacher Querfaltung; das Gegenblatt alt mittig durchgerissen und restauriert.

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        De legibus naturae disquisitio philosophica quinetiam elementa philosophiae Hobbianae Dublin: James Carson, to be sold by Joseph Leathey and Patrick Dugan, 1720.

      - SIR THOMAS CLARKE'S COPY. Richard Cumberland (1631-1718) was a friend of Samuel Pepys and Orlando Bridgeman, later Lord Keeper, whose chaplain he was before becoming Bishop of Peterborough. This, his chief work (first published 1672), is in part a reply to HOBBES, and has an important place in the history of utilitarian ethics. 'Cumberland attempts to construct a theory of natural law not in the manner of Grotius by deduction, but by proceeding by first principles from cause to effect. Unlike Hobbes he supposes that society is a consequence of man's nature rather than a necessary restraint [and] he insists on the dualistic nature of man and on the irreducibility of the understanding and will, neither of which can be mechanically determined as Hobbes would argue' (Dictionary of Seventeenth-Century British Philosophers). PROVENANCE: the celebrated Library of the Earls of Macclesfield was housed until recently at Shirburn Castle in Oxfordshire. The library was founded by the first Earl, Thomas Parker (1667-1732), Lord Chancellor of England and one of the pall-bearers at the funeral of Isaac Newton. It was enlarged by his son the second Earl, George Parker, President of the Royal Society from 1752 to 1764, and again by many books from the library of the Master of the Rolls, SIR THOMAS CLARKE (1703&#150;64) &#150; who is thought to have been Thomas Parker&#146;s illegitimate son. At the time he inscribed this book, Clarke was a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he became a fellow in 1727. He was knighted on his appointment as Master of the Rolls in 1754. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo, [lxv], 426 pp., contemporary blind-tooled calf, a little rubbed at edges, spine gilt in compartments with red morocco label, slight loss to head and foot, ownership inscription 'T. Clarke, Trin. Coll. 1723' on flyleaf, isolated small reading marks in margins and occasional spotting, an attractive copy from the Macclesfield Library, with the Sapere Aude bookplate and blindstamps to the first three leaves. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Stockholm. "Die Kõnigl. Schwedische Haupt. u Residenz Stadt Stockholm

      Europe: Augsburg Bodenehr , Gabriel. c1730-40. Copper engraved panoramic view of Stockholm from Gabriel Bodenehr's "Europe Pracht und Macht". Black & white as published. Poseidon in the foreground pointing down at the city. Text below the view identifying the important buildings in the city. with two medallions either end Title on decorative banner to sky,held by two putti. Dark impression; folded. Foxing to upper blank margin and lower left corner Bodenehr Family of engravers and publishers of Augsburg. the foreground pointing at the city Georg Bodenehr (1631 - 1704). Published atlases and geographical books. His son Gabriel Bodenehr (1664 - 1758) took over the plates of Johann Stridbeck (1640 - 1716), revised and issued them together with many other own views and maps in his books and atlases. In 1758 Georg Christian Kilian (1709 - 1781) took over his the publishing house. "Europe Pracht und Macht" a series of engravings depicting city views, plans, fortresses and castles in Europe. Many plates often are showing fortifications in Hungary and Southeast Europe, Spain, Belgium, Austria and Germany. Europe Northern & Eastern Europe Stockholm

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        Historiae Danicae libri tres, in quibus res commemorantur gestae à regibus: Christiano I., Joanne, ac Christiano II.

      quibus accessére: Aelnothus Monachus Cantuariensis de vita & passione Canuti, regis Daniae nec non Anonymus de pasione S. Caroli, comitis Fland. (Köpenhamn, Moltke, 1631). 4:o. (2),+ 252,+ (3),+ (blank),+ 119,+ (4) s. Lagat titelblad, lätt fuktrand i övre marginal. Sammanbunden med: MEURSIUS, Johannes. Libri duo de luxu romanorum nec non de vita, legibus, dictis ac scriptis Solonis. Utan ort och år (1632?). 4:o. (2),+ 154,+ (12),+ (2, blanka),+ 127,+ (4) s. Sista delen med fuktrand i övre hörn. Sammanbunden med: MEIBOM, Heinrich. Chronicon Bergense. Helmstad, Henningi Mülleri, 1669. 4:o. (8),+ 72,+ (24) s. Titel med graverad vinjett. Saknar ett graverat porträtt. Samtida pergamentband, ryggtitel med bläck, blåa snitt. Delvis lös i inre falsar. Ur R. de Rietz' bibliotek, med hans exlibris och ur Alf Henriksons, med hans dito. Ehrencron-Müller V, s. 377. "Historiae Danicae" är en titelupplaga av första tryckningen som kom 1630. Detta är dock varianten med tillägg av Aelnotus och Passione S. Caroli. Denna variant tas upp av Ehrencron-Müller men varken Bibl. danica eller Thesaurus nämner den. Det är den tredje delen av Meursius danska historia, den enda som trycks separat innan alla tre delarna utges i folio 1638. Det andra arbetet är likaledes en variant, med både "Libri duo de luxu romanorum" och De vita, legibus, dictis ac scriptis Solonis" tryckta tillsammans, en variant som inte Ehrencron-Müller omnämner och inte heller Bibl. danica eller Thesaurus. Första upplagan av "De luxu" utkom i Leiden 1605 och en ny upplaga "Item mantissa. Editio nova" trycktes i Köpenhamn 1631, medan Solon utkom i Köpenhamn 1632. Dessa är här utgivna tillsammans med gemensamt titelblad men med separata signaturer. En nu försvunnen upplaga av "De luxu Romanorum" ska ha tryckts i Sorø 1634 (Ebert s. 16). Johannes Meursius, eller van Meurs, (1579-1639) var holländsk historiker som 1624 kallades till professorstjänsten i historia vid universitetet i Sorø, och blev dessutom dansk rikshistoriograf. VD17 12:114210X för "Chronicon Bergense". Första upplagan av Heinrich Meiboms (1555-1625) krönika över benediktinerklostret Berge i Magdeburg. Grundat på 900-talet var Berge ett av de viktigare benediktinerklostren. Det övergick i mitten på 1500-talet till att bli ett protestantiskt kloster. Det förstördes dock i samband med Magdeburgs förstöring under trettioåriga kriget

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        RESOLVES:DIVINE, MORELL, POLITICALL

      THO: PURFOOT,H.SEILE, TYGERS HEAD, S.PAULS, ENG, AT LONDON, 1631. No-None. Good/No-None. TAN Hardbound, 448 Pages Plus , WWW RAREBOOKS TK. Topic, Subject and Category Keywords: RARE BOOKS MORALITY .

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        Regnorum Hispaniae. Nova Descriptio.

      Amsterdam, c. 1631. - Imagen: 49 x 37 cm. Papel: 55.5 x 45 cm. Texto latino al dorso. Excelente estado. El título es específico por cuanto incluye los Reinos Hispánicos, España y Portugal. Estuvieron unificados durante un periodo de sesenta años (1580-1640), tal y como muestra el escudo superior.

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        Ancient Funerall Monuments within the United Monarchie of Great Britaine, 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 Blood Royall; the Nobilitie and Gentrie of these Kingdomes entombed in forraine Nations. A worke reviving the dead memory of the Royall Progenie, the Nobilitie, Gentrie, and Communaltie, of these his Majesties Dominions. Intermixed and illustrated with variety of Historical observations, annotations, and briefe notes extracted out of approved Authors, infallible Records, Lieger Books, Charters, Rolls, old Manuscripts, and the Collections of judicious Antiquaries.

      Printed by Thomas Harper And are to be sold by Laurence Sadler at the signe of the Golden Lion in little Britaine, London 1631 - Hardcover. Thick quarto. [xvi] + 872. Later (late 19th century?)brown cloth binding, lettered in gilt on spine. A number of woodcuts throughout, some few full-page. John Weever (1576&#150;1632) was an English scholar and antiquary, whose "Ancient Funerall Monuments" is said to be the first full-length book devoted to inscriptions on English funerary monuments and epitaphs. Weever spent the first three decades of the seventeenth century trravelling throughout England and Scotland, and part of Europe, where he scrupulously recorded the inscriptions that he found on tombs, gravestones, etc. In the course of his researches he became acquainted with many of the leading antiquaries of the time, including Sir Robert Cotton and Augustine Vincent. In 1631 he published "Ancient Funerall Monuments," the first of what he apparently anticiapted would be several volumes on the subject. The work begins with a lengthy (nearly 200 page), wide-ranging introduction to the history etc. of funerary monuments, which is followed by a survey of over a thousand inscriptions in the four south-eastern dioceses of England: Canterbury, Rochester, London and Norwich. Weever apparently planned to follow this with further volumes detailing monuments throughout the rest of Britain, and to follow this in turn with another series studying inscriptions that had been made after the accession of Elizabeth I, although though these plans fell to the wayside with his death a year later. As has often been noted Weever's interests were almost exclusively in the texts, and he took little interest in the images or architecture which accompanied them, with the woodcut illustrations in the book apparently added almost as an afterthought. Unfortunately there is some bibligraphic uncertainty with regard to this volume. Most copies surveyed have a frontispiece portrait and an additional engraved title page by T. Cecill, whilst a lesser number also have a separately paginated 14 page "Table or Index of Proper Names and Other Occurences Contained in the Booke." This copy has neither the extra title-page, the frontis-portrait, nor the Index. The number of copies circulating without Index would suggest that this might have been added on after first publication: i.e. that the first copies were released without the Index, which was presumably then still in preparation. It may also be that the extra title-page and frontis-portrait were also "add-ons" however the fact that they appear to be in the majority of copies makes it less likely that this is the case, and they may simply be lacking from this copy. So this volume is priced as being incomplete - although further research may indicate that this is not actually the case. Page-edges browned, light wear to boards, pages are slightly wrinkled, occasional spots, edge tears (nothing major) & faint tide-marks to some pages throughout, tiny burnt hole in page 205/206 (slightly affecting several words, otherwise a VG copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung der sechs Reisen, in Türckey, Persien und Indien, innerhalb viertzig Jahren, durch alle Wege, die man nach diesen Länderen nehmen kan, verrichtet: Worinnen Unterschiedliche Anmerckungen von der Beschaffenheit der Religion, Regierung, Gebräuchen und Handlungen, jeglichen Landes enthalten. Anfangs Frantzösisch beschrieben,. anjetzo aber nebenst der Beschreibung des Türckischen Serrails, und der Krönung des jetzt Regierenden Königs in Persien, in der Hoch-Teutschen Sprach ans Liecht gestellt, durch Johann Herman Widerhold. 5 Tle. in 1 Band. Genf, (Wiederhold) 1681. Fol. 14 Bll., 304 S., 11 S.; 2 Bll., 227 S.; 3 Bll., 64 S., 1 w.Bl.; 4 Bll., 82 S., 1 w.Bl.; 2 Bll., 157 S. mit gest. Titel, gest. Porträttafel, 17 Kupfertafeln, 2 (1 g

      - I) VD17 3:309563S - Cordier, Japonica 392 u. Indosinica 2420 - Griep-L. 1378 - Blackmer 1631 Anm.- Erste deutsche Ausgabe dieser Bearbeitung.- Die 3 Hauptteile enthalten die Reisen in die Türkei, nach Persien, Indien, Japan (mit gefalt. Japankarte, vgl. Walter 35) und in die holländischen Niederlassungen im Fernen Osten. Teil 2 endet mit einem kurzen Traktat über orientalische, besonders arabische Münzen. Als Teile 4 u. 5 sind die im Titel genannten Schriften über das Serail und die persische Königskrönung Solimanns des Dritten angefügt. Tavernier (1605-1689) war ?nach Weglänge und Zeitdauer der größte Asien-Reisende des 17. Jahhunderts. . (er) durchwanderte als Kaufmann in den Jahren 1632 bis 1668 sechsmal die vorderasiatischen Länder und Vorder-Indien und kamm bis Java und Bantam . Kritischer Sinn und sachliche, jeglicher Übertreibung abgeneigte Berichterstattung sind ihm nicht abzusprechen? (Henze V, 291f.).- Der 3. Tl. der Reisen am Ende eingebunden. Titel u. gef. Karte mit Tusche gelöschter Stempel, etw. gebräunt u. tls. braunfleckig.II) VD17 3:309574F - Griep-L. 1320 - vgl. Cox I, 212.- Zweite deutsche Ausgabe (erstmals 1681 erschienen).- ?Altertumskundlich orientierte Reise nach Süd- und Südosteuropa und in die Levante, die der französische Arzt Spon und der englische Gelehrte Wheeler. gemeinsam unternahmen. Spon und Wheeler sammelten auf dieser Reise ca. 3000 lateinische und griechische antike Inschriften, die Spon getreu kopiert und philologisch kommentiert seiner Reisebeschreibung als Anhang beigab? (Griep-L.).- Etw. gebräunt u. braunfleckig, Ebd. etw. fleckig, insges. schöner Sammelband.# ?The interest in Tavernier`s travels lies in the personal experiences and adventures he relates, Though he was unfairly treated by his fellow travellers, such as Bernier and Thevenot, both of whom he met in India, he does not return ill for ill. He sucessfully combined his business as jeweler with his travels. His work is especially valuable at the time for its information on trade and trade routes, diamonds and mines? (Cox I, 275) [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        De Praefecto Urbis Liber

      Ex typographia Reu. Cam. Apost., 1631, Vellum, Book Condition: Good Condition, First EditionSize: 19cm x 26,5cm, [10p] - 96 pages (i.e. 94p); Engraved title page & 5 full page plates. Pages 33-34 are omitted, but the book is completed (probably a mistake from the printer). Contemporary vellum binding. The binding is lithly rubbed and soiled, but in good condition. Very light foxing to the margins of a few pages, otherwise inside pages and all plates are in good condition. VERY SCARCE!!! Photos available upon request, Livre

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        A Commentarie vpon The New Testament. Representing the Diuers Expositions therof, out of the Workes of the most learned, both ancient Fathers and moderne Writers, and hereby sifting out the true sense of euery passage, for the benefit of all that desire to read with vnderstanding. The third Volume. Containing the seuen smaller Epistles, called Catholike, and the Booke of the Reuelation.

      London, John Haviland, for John Grismond 1631. (30) 80, 91-542 p. Rebound half Leather with ribbed back and decorated with stamps, 4° (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 work is the seventh volume and comments on the Seven Small Epistles and the Revelation.).

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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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        Un jeune homme au service de la vertu et de la science Radierung von Georg Andreas Wolfgang (1631 Chemnitz -1716 Augsburg).

      . In der Platte signiert "P. Testa d: G. A. Wolfgang aqua forti". Prächtiger Druck mit schmalem Rändchen um die volle Plattenkante. Auf Bütten. 40,4 x 58 cm (Darstellung). Papier: 42,4 x 59 cm.. Vgl. Bartsch 32 (Testa). Gegenseitige Kopie nach Pietro Testa. Die Schrift unterhalb der Darstellung gelöscht. Großformatiges Blatt. - Der Augsburger Stecher G. A. Wolfgang erlernte zunächst die Goldschmiedekunst und ging dann bei M. Küsel in die Lehre als Kupferstecher. - Schwache Knick- bzw. Quetschspuren, geglättet. In den Ecken mit Montierungsresten.

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        A newe mape of Germany.

      London, W. Humble, 1631.. Kolorierte Kupferstichkarte nach J. Speed, Bildausschnitt 40 x 52 cm, Blattgr. 41,5 x 52,5 cm.. Meurer, Germania 7.8.2.a; Stopp 11 Ac; Coll. Niewodniczanski 32; laut Stopp aus der 3. Ausgabe bei William Humble 1631, kenntlich an den Textendungen verso: "by some Tirolum (&) Rhene as farre"; die Karte ist 1626 datiert, die Erstausgabe erschien ein Jahr darauf bei G. Humble, in der oberen Randleiste mit Ansichten von Heidelberg, Frankfurt/Main, Wien, Prag, Köln, Nürnberg, Straßburg und Augsburg, links und rechts Trachtendarstellungen, die Karte reicht von Arras im Westen bis Sandomierz im Osten, von Husum im Norden bis Triest im Süden; mit der üblichen Mittelfalz, diese im unteren Bereich 3 cm aufgeplatzt, an 3 Seiten bis an die Einfassungslinie beschnitten, Kolorit wohl nicht zeitgemäß.

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        Beschreibung der sechs Reisen, in Türckey, Persien und Indien, innerhalb viertzig Jahren, durch alle Wege, die man nach diesen Länderen nehmen kan, verrichtet: Worinnen Unterschiedliche Anmerckungen von der Beschaffenheit der Religion, Regierung, Gebräuchen und Handlungen, jeglichen Landes enthalten. Anfangs Frantzösisch beschrieben,... anjetzo aber nebenst der Beschreibung des Türckischen Serrails, und der Krönung des jetzt Regierenden Königs in Persien, in der Hoch-Teutschen Sprach ans Liecht gestellt, durch Johann Herman Widerhold. 5 Tle. in 1 Band. Genf, (Wiederhold) 1681. Fol. 14 Bll., 304 S., 11 S.; 2 Bll., 227 S.; 3 Bll., 64 S., 1 w.Bl.; 4 Bll., 82 S., 1 w.Bl.; 2 Bll., 157 S. mit gest. Titel, gest. Porträttafel, 17 Kupfertafeln, 2 (1 gefalt.) Kupferstichkarten, 1 Holzschn.-Tafel, 1 ganzs. Textkupfer, 2 gest. Kopfvign. u. wdh. Druckermarke auf d. Titeln.- Angeb.: Spon J. u. Wheler G., Italiänische, Dalmatische , Griechische und Orientalische Reise-Beschreibung. Worinn Allerhand merkwürdige, vormals in Europa unbekannt, Antiquitäten, enthalten. Anjetzo aber aus dem Französischen ins Teutsche übersetzt durch J. Menudier. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. Nürnberg, A. Knorz für J. Hofman 1690. 4 Bll., 122 S.; 1 Bl., 120 S., 2 Bll., mit gest. Titel, 7 (1 gef) Kupfertafeln, 8 Textkupfern, 7 Text-Holzschn., Prgt. d. Zt. mit Rtit.

      . . I) VD17 3:309563S - Cordier, Japonica 392 u. Indosinica 2420 - Griep-L. 1378 - Blackmer 1631 Anm.- Erste deutsche Ausgabe dieser Bearbeitung.- Die 3 Hauptteile enthalten die Reisen in die Türkei, nach Persien, Indien, Japan (mit gefalt. Japankarte, vgl. Walter 35) und in die holländischen Niederlassungen im Fernen Osten. Teil 2 endet mit einem kurzen Traktat über orientalische, besonders arabische Münzen. Als Teile 4 u. 5 sind die im Titel genannten Schriften über das Serail und die persische Königskrönung Solimanns des Dritten angefügt. Tavernier (1605-1689) war "nach Weglänge und Zeitdauer der größte Asien-Reisende des 17. Jahhunderts. ... (er) durchwanderte als Kaufmann in den Jahren 1632 bis 1668 sechsmal die vorderasiatischen Länder und Vorder-Indien und kamm bis Java und Bantam ... Kritischer Sinn und sachliche, jeglicher Übertreibung abgeneigte Berichterstattung sind ihm nicht abzusprechen" (Henze V, 291f.).- Der 3. Tl. der Reisen am Ende eingebunden. Titel u. gef. Karte mit Tusche gelöschter Stempel, etw. gebräunt u. tls. braunfleckig.II) VD17 3:309574F - Griep-L. 1320 - vgl. Cox I, 212.- Zweite deutsche Ausgabe (erstmals 1681 erschienen).- "Altertumskundlich orientierte Reise nach Süd- und Südosteuropa und in die Levante, die der französische Arzt Spon und der englische Gelehrte Wheeler... gemeinsam unternahmen. Spon und Wheeler sammelten auf dieser Reise ca. 3000 lateinische und griechische antike Inschriften, die Spon getreu kopiert und philologisch kommentiert seiner Reisebeschreibung als Anhang beigab" (Griep-L.).- Etw. gebräunt u. braunfleckig, Ebd. etw. fleckig, insges. schöner Sammelband.# "The interest in Tavernier's travels lies in the personal experiences and adventures he relates, Though he was unfairly treated by his fellow travellers, such as Bernier and Thevenot, both of whom he met in India, he does not return ill for ill. He sucessfully combined his business as jeweler with his travels. His work is especially valuable at the time for its information on trade and trade routes, diamonds and mines" (Cox I, 275)

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        Obras propias y traduciones latinas, griegas y italianas. sacadas de la libreria de don Manuel Sarmiento de Mendoça. dalas a la impression don Francisco de Quevedo Villegas.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta del Reyno, a costa de Domingo Gonzalez 1631 - 12º (9,7 x 6,4 cm) 24 h. inc. port., 203 h. fol., 1 h. de colofón. Primera edición muy rara de la que el CCPB sólo registra sólo dos ejemplares. Las obras poéticas de Fray Luis de León permanecieron inéditas hasta que Francisco de Quevedo las dió a la luz en 1631, cuyo prólogo abarca de las p. 9 a 24. Hay que reconocer a Fray Luis el mérito de haber iniciado en gran escala el acercamiento a Horacio, autor preferido de los neolatinos. En las 41 traducciones de clásicos que abordó &#150;Virgilio, Horacio, Píndaro, Eurípides, Séneca y otros varios, merece fray Luis el calificativo de innovador, mientras que en el campo de los Salmos le conviene más el de restaurador. La obra demuestra hasta que punto fray Luis había asimilado los modos de escritura de los clásicos y de los humanistas italianos. [El Siglo de fray Luis de León, Salamanca y el renacimiento, p. 155-156] Buen ejemplar, bien encuadernado, algo amarronado. Palau, 135199; Salvá no lo tuvo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Obras del Bachiller Francisco de la Torre. Dalas a la impresion D. Francisco de Quevedo Villegas Cavallero de la Orden de Santiago.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta del Reyno , a costa de Domingo Gonçalez 1631 - 12º (9,3 x6,8 cm). 16 h. inc. port., 144 fols. mal numerados. Sign.: ¶-2¶8, A-R8. Encuadernación de época en pergamino rígido tintado en verde, lomo con nervios y hierros dorados. Primera edición, muy rara. El CCPB sólo registra tres ejemplares. Casi nada se sabe sobre la vida del autor, poeta de la segunda fase del Renacimiento, perteneciente a la Escuela de Salamanca, y sin duda es el poeta más misterioso del siglo XVI. Nada más que una suma de conjeturas extraídas de los débiles indicios que ofrecen sus versos. Habría nacido en Torrelaguna hacia 1534, habría estudiado en Alcalá de Henares y seguido la carrera militar en Italia, para al final de su vida hacerse clérigo. Un manuscrito de sus poesías circulaba a principios del siglo XVII con una Aprobación de Alonso de Ercilla, que murió en 1594, y llamó la atención de Quevedo, quien lo compró y editó junto a las obras de fray Luis de León en 1631 para combatir con buenos ejemplos de poesía clásica los excesos del Culteranismo.Quevedo asegura en el prólogo no haberle conocido nunca. Sí se preocupó de indagar sobre el autor del manuscrito, que el librero le vendió con desprecio, pero no pudo sacar nada en limpio; es más, en él estaba "en cinco partes borrado el nombre del autor con tanto cuidado, que se añadió humo a la tinta". Cuando en 1753 José Luis Velázquez reimprimió las obras de Francisco de la Torre en Madrid pensó que su autor era en realidad el propio Francisco de Quevedo, teoría que la crítica moderna rechaza con unanimidad desde el siglo XIX. Esta obrita es más importante por su mérito que por su volumen, contiene sonetos, odas, canciones, elegías, y églogas, escritas muchas de ellas con la gracia y sencillez de los primitivos tiempos. en una palabra, es una de las joyas de la literatura poéticas española. Salvá, 999 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Kracht der Godsaligheyt, Dat is, De Leere der waerheyt die nae de Godsaligheydt is, Uyt den woorde Gods verklaert, bevestight, ende tot de ongeveynsde Practijcke der Godsaligheydt gerichtet. In Christelijcke Meditatien over eenighe bysondere Texten der H. Schrifture, ende namentlijck over de selve die Eduardus Poppius verhandelt heeft in syne genaemde Enge Poorte. Waer in, tegen het voorsz Boeck Eduardi Poppii, bewesen wordt, Dat de Leere der Ghereformeerde Kercken, die hier te Lande publijck wort geleert, ende noch lestelijck inde Nationale Synode tot Dordrecht Anno 1619. in eenige Hooft-stucken naerder is verklaert, de Leere der waerheyd is nae de Godsaligheydt. Gepredickt, ende ter eeren Godts ende onses Salighmakers Jesu Christi, ende tot stichtinghe die in Geloove ende Godsaligheydt is, in het licht gegheven.

      Amsterdam, Marten Jansz. Brandt 1631. (60) 942 (16) p. Origineel overslaand Perkament, 4° (opnieuw in de band gezet, eerste 3 pagina's verstevigd, enkele woorden in de marge bijgeschreven, een mooi exemplaar van dit standaardwerk betreffende de leer der waarheid die naar de Godzaligheid is in preken, SGT-T461).

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        I CINQUE LIBRI DE GLI AVVERTIMENTI, ORDINI, GRIDE, ET EDITTI Fatti, et osservati in Milano, ne&#146; tempi sospetosi della Peste; de gli Anni MDLXXVI & LXXVII (1576-77)...

      Milano, per Filippo Ghisolfi, ad instanza & spese di Gio. Batt. Bidelli, 1631. In-8 p. (mm. 220x120), p. pergam. coeva (restauro a un bordo), tit. ms. al dorso, 12 cc.nn., 380 pp. num.; bella vignetta inc. in rame al frontespizio, ornato da grandi capilett. figurati inc. su legno. ?"Con molti Avvedimenti utili, e necessari à tutte le Città d?'Europa, che cadessero in simili infortunij, e calamità?". Cfr. Predari, p. 284 - Cat. Hoepli,629: ?"La presente ristampa dell'opera del Centorio venne eseguita in occasione della famosa peste del 1630, quella dei "Promessi Sposi", che rimise in vigore le prescrizioni adottate nelle pestilenze precedenti.?" - Argelati,1,1, 410. Leggerm. corto del margine sup., 1 carta restaur. per strappi, lievi aloni margin. su alc. carte, altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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        Openbaringe van't Italiaens boeck-houden ...Copy imprint: Amsterdam, Paulus Aertsz van Ravesteyn [possibly printed by Broer Jansz.], [ca. 1635]. Folio. With an engraved title-page. Contemporary vellum, new endpapers.

      Bierens de Haan 3537; Enhrenberg, Capital and finance in the age of Renaissance, p. 44 (note), 245 (note); STCN (2 copies); Ten Have, pp. 47-53, 57, 293. Second edition, with a newly engraved title-page and following the first edition page-for-page, of a rare Dutch account of "Italian" or double-entry book-keeping, by the Amsterdam merchant Anthonio van Neulighem. The author dedicated the book, on 31 January 1631, to the governors of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and Dutch West India Company (WIC), and many of the examples used to demonstate methods of book-keeping present data for these multinationals, other existing companies and (prominent) individuals. The first edition was printed and published by Paulus Aertsz van Ravesteyn and has an extract from the privilege assigned to the author on 6 September 1630 printed on the verso of the title-page. ''Door het groot aantal der boeken en de uitvoerige behandeling der voorbeelden is het werk van Van Neulighem van ons van beteekenis'' (Because of the large number of "[account] books" and the extensive treatment of the examples, Van Neulighem's work is of great significance to us -- Ten Have).Professionally restored, notably in the lower outside corner throughout (which also shows water stains) and along the fore-edge of the title-page and a few other leaves, but otherwise in very good condition. Lacking the final blank. Binding warped and stained, but still good. Rare and important work on double-entry bookkeeping as practised in the Dutch Golden Age.

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        Africae nova Tabula

      Amsterdam, Hondius, Henric, 1631. Africa. "Africae nova Tabula". Orig. copper-engraving. H. Hondius (1597-1651), Amsterdam, dat. 1631. Original old colouring. With ornamental title-cartouche, 7 sailing ships, several sea creatures and exotic animals in the map. 38:50,5 cm (15 x 20 inch.).. Norwich 34; Koeman I, map 8600:1D.2, ed. 1:321/22 (1633 German). - A decorative map of Africa.

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        The Raising of Lazarus

      19th cent. Etching. 100 x 108 mm. Etcher: A.W. Warren. "J. Lievens pinx. 1631".

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        Histoire G?n?alogique de la Maison Royale de Dreux, et de quelques autres familles illustres, qui en sont descendues par Femmes.

      Chez Sebastien Cramoisy, 1631, Cuir, Book Condition: Bonne Condition, Premi?re ?ditionSize: 22,5cm x 36cm, Comprend aussi: Histoire g?n?alogique de la maison de Bar-le-Duc [...]. S.l.n.d. - Histoire g?n?alogique des maisons de Luxembourg et de Limbourg [...]. S.l.n.d. - Histoire g?n?alogique de la maison du Plessis de Richelieu [...]. S.l.n.d. - Histoire g?n?alogique de la maison de Broyes et de Chasteauvillain [...]. S.l.n.d. 8 parties en un volume. ?DITION ORIGINALE. Un tableau g?n?alogique orn? de blasons, grav? et repli?, et armoiries grav?es dans le texte. / 339 pages - 78 pages - 79 pages - 112 pages - 101 pages - 152 pages - 80 pages - 67 pages. / Reliure d'origine us?e, mors fendues, coiffes abim?s. Mise ? part quelques feuilles l?g?rement roussies, les pages int?rieures sont en tr?s bonne condition, sans inscriptions, propres et solides. TR?S RARE. Photos disponibles sur demande. 22,5cm x 36cm. 4 kg, Livre

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        THE COMPANY OF CLOCKMAKERS, REGISTER OF APPRENTICES OF THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF CLOCKMAKERS OF THE CITY OF LONDON, 1631 - 1931.

      London, privately printed, 1931.FIRST EDITION 1931. Preface by W. S. Pennefather, Privately printed for the Company. Large 8vo, approximately 250 x 180 mm, 10 x 7 inches, colour frontispiece plus 17 black and white plates of portraits, watches and clocks, plus a line drawing, pages: xvi, 1 - 339, original publisher's dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover, gilt coat of arms to upper cover. Binding slightly rubbed, a neat small ink name and address on both pastedowns, and signature in pencil on first free endpaper, light foxing to first endpaper and blank side of colour frontispiece, otherwise a very good tight copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Les Delices de la Mort

      Chez Fran?ois Vivien, derriere l'hostel de Ville. Au bon Pasteur., 1631, Cuir, Book Condition: Tr?s Bonne Condition, ?dition OriginaleSize: 11cm x 17cm, (ENGLISH DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST) / Frontispiece et titre grav? de C. Galle, 2 portraits pleine-page et 4 curieuses figures hors-texte. (8ff) - 284 pages - (4ff - blanc). Reliure plein cuir avec dos ? 5 nerfs. Tranches dor?es. Pages de garde marbr?es. Un ex-libris de Robert Hoe et un ex-libris de Giancarlo Venerosi Pesciolini sur la premi?re page de garde. (Robert Hoe, troisi?me du nom [New York, 1839-Londres, 1909] fit fortune dans l'industrie de l'imprimerie. Fonda le Grolier Club de New York en 1884, avec huit autres bibliophiles. Lui adjoignit un atelier de reliure dirig? par un relieur parisien, le Club Bindery.) Les pages int?rieures sont en tr?s bonne condition, propres et solide. TR?S RARE. Le seul autre exemplaire connu est ? la Biblioth?que Royale de Belgique. Photos disponible sur demande, Livre

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        Donnati Iannotii dialogi De Repub. Venetorum cum notis et lib. singulari de Forma eiusdem Rem.

      Ex Officina Elzevirianna, 1631 - Lugduni Batavorum (Leyde), Ex Officina Elzevirianna, 1631. 2 vol. in 16 de [IV]-506-[18 (index)]pp. (pagination continue), reliures en pleine basane brune de l'époque, dos lisses très légèrement frottés, ornés de doubles filets dorés et de fleurons dorés, titre doré, coins et coupes légèrement frottés, charnières très légèrement frottées, petite épidermure sur le second plat du deuxième volume, page de titre ornée d'une gravure représentant le lion ailé dans un médaillon surmonté de 2 petits angelots, eux-mêmes surmontés d&#145;une pièce de tissus contenant le titre, belle marque de l&#146;éditeur sur la seconde page de titre, ex-libris manuscrit à l&#146;encre noire de l&#146;époque dans la bordure supérieure et 2 phrases manuscrites à l&#146;encre noire de l&#146;époque dans la marge inférieure de la page de titre, quelques rares rousseurs sur certains feuillets, mais intérieur frais, 7 planches dépliantes de gravures représentant des scènes de la vie politique de la cité des doges en fin de volume, ex-libris au nom de H. Paris advocat contrecollé en longueur sur le premier contreplat du premier volume, pages de garde roses, tranches rouges, bon et bel exemplaire. Donato Giannotti (1492-1573) fut l&#146;un des principaux dirigeants de la toute jeune et éphémère République florentine en 1527. Après le retour des Médicis, il fut contraint de vivre en exil, il décéda à Rome. Il fut un proche de Michelangelo Buonarotti, lorsque celui-ci travaillait dans le Palazzo della Signoria (Palais de la Seigneurie). Il est l'auteur de pièces de théâtre: ''Il vecchio amoroso", ''Milesia in Terzine'' et de deux oeuvres historiques principales: un ouvrage sur Florence: ''Della Repubblica fiorentina" écrit en 1531, et cet ouvrage: ''Dialogi de Republica Venetorum'' publié pour la première fois en 1540. Ce livre qui fut écrit entre 1527 et 1530 développe une ample et profonde réflexion sur l'organisation constitutionnelle de la République de Venise. Avec l'ouvrage ''Demagistribus et republica venetorum" écrit par Gasparo Contarini, il exercera une puissante et profonde influence sur tous les écrits relatifs à cette thématique concernant Venise et ce, jusqu'à la parution du livre de Francesco Sansovino ''Venetia città nobilissima e singolare'' publié en 1581. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Titles of Honor. Second edition. S.T.C. 22178

      London: Printed by William Stansby for Richard Whitakers [etc.], 1631. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, later label, initials "I B" in gilt on both boards, bottom of spine chipped and the title dusty, else a very good copy Second edition of Selden&#39;s first major work, his monumental effort devoted to peerage law, heraldry and genealogy, appearing shortly after he was called to the bar, treating not only of England but of the ancient world and of foreign empires

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        Kelegraphia Sive Description Herniarum. Cum Earundem Curationibus Tam Medicis Quam Chirurgicis descripta.

      Nicolaum Henricum, Monachii (Munich) 1631 - Reliure postérieure (19ème) de la bibliothèque du professeur Rüdinger (tampon sur page de titre et première page), ex libris. Dos à nerfs, filets dorés, pièce de titres en maroquin bordeaux, date en queue. Gardes postérieures.Titre frontispice gravé, 19 (ff), index capitum, 288p, index rerum 7 (ff), colophon. 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. [Attributes: 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 reade with understanding. The Second Volvme. Vpon all the Epistles of the Apostle Pavl, being fourteene.

      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.).

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        Exercitatio theologica pro doctoratu Ferdinando III. pii caes. patris pat. semp. aug. filio Pannoniae regi dicata. Preside S. Scambato in Academia Viennensi.

      Antwerpen, ex Officina Platiniana Baltharsaris Moreti 1631.. 2°. 4 Bll., 25 (1) S., 1 Bl. Mit gest. Tit. u. 1 gest. Portraitkupfer v. Corn. Gallus, gr. Holzschn.-Druckermarke. Mod. Pgmt. altes Pergament am Vorderdeckel mont.. Im Kolophon wird anders als am Titel 1630 als Entstehungsjahr genannt. Diese theologische Würdigungsschrift erschien zu einem Zeitpunkt als Ferdinand schon zum König von Ungarn (1625) und Böhmen (1627) gekrönt worden war. Allerdings scheiterte Ferdinands Versuch, auf dem Regensburger Kurfürstentag 1630 zum römisch-deutschen König gewählt zu werden. Auch die Unterstützung durch seinen Vater brachte keinen Erfolg. Die hier vorliegende Huldigungsschrift - mitten im Dreißigjährigem Krieg - zeigt die Unterstützung des jungen Monarchen durch den mächtigen Jesuitenorden.

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        'De Zpye - Beemster - De Purmer. Gemeten ende geteekent door Mr. Lucas Jansen Sinck Anno 1622. - De Wormer - Caerte van Waterland Vertonende de gelegentheyt der Meeren onlangs bedyckt als Buyckslooter Broeecker en Belmer meer met de naest gelegen Steden. tot Amsterdam by Henricus Hondius. - Petrus Kaerius Caelavit.':.

      . kolorierter Kupferstich v. Petrus Kaerius b. Henricus Hondius in Amsterdam, 1631, 35 x 47,5. van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, 3560:1.1. - 1. Ausgabe des 1. Zustandes - ohne Rückentext! - Five maps on one sheet. - Zeigt die Polder in Nord-Holland. - Das Wijdewormer (Wormer Polder), Beemster Polder, Waterland Polder (zwischen Monnickendam und Amsterdam), Zijpe Polder mit der Umgebung bis Petten und Purmer Polder (zwischen Edam und Purmeren). (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Bartholomew Fayre: A comedie, Acted in the Yeare, 1614

      By the Lady Elizabeths Servants. And then dedicated to King Iames, of Most Blessed Memorie; By the Author, Beniamin Iohnson [sic]. London, Printed by I.B[eale]. for Robert Allot, and are To be sold at the signe of the Beare, in Pauls Church-yard, 1631. Sm.f&#146;cap folio, in fours; text printed within ruled borders, with side-notes; wood-cut head-pieces and large historiated initials; without the blank [A]1, the first leaf being the title-leaf; pp.[iii - xii (not paginated)]+88; A<SUP>5</SUP>, B - I, K - M<SUP>4</SUP>; early, possibly contemporary, diced calf, later re-backed, with red lettering-piece and plain end-papers. Old calf a trifle scratched, and very slightly worn at corners; spine a little rubbed at head, with slight wear to extreme edge of lettering-piece; blank lower-margin of title-page (but not the verso) a little embrowned (apparently by contact with the turnovers of the calf); A5 with two short marginal tears not approaching the borders, and a trifle dusty on verso; blank lower fore-corner lacking to leaf F4; minute, barely visible, restorations to extreme lower fore-corner of last two leaves; otherwise a nice, unpressed, copy. This copy is printed on thick paper. Three of Ben Jonson&#146;s plays were first printed in 1631: &#145;Bartholomew Fayre&#146;, &#145;The Divell is an Asse&#146; and &#145;The Staple of Newes&#146;. The original intention seems to have been to issue them together, as was done in fact in 1640 (with the addition of a general title-page giving &#145;The Staple of Newes&#146; as the second title rather than the third), and this is supported to some extent by both the signatures and pagination. In the collective edition the signatures run-on continuously throughout &#145;Bartholomew Fayre&#146; and &#145;The Divell is an Asse&#146;, and, with the omission of gathering &#145;Z&#146;, into &#145;The Staple of Newes&#146;, where the alphabet recommences as &#145;Aa&#146;. After the third gathering of the last, however, the reduplicative letter is dropped, so that the gathering expected to be signed &#145;Dd&#146; is in fact signed merely &#145;D&#146;, and this arrangement is then continued to the end. A similar uncertainty afflicts the numbering, for whereas p.88 of &#145;Bartholomew Fayre&#146; is followed, after a two-page gap, by &#145;The Divell is an Asse&#146;, which continues the numbering from p.[91] - 170, &#145;The Staple of Newes&#146; is separately paginated throughout. The editor was Jonson himself, who presumably regarded the production as a second volume of his Works, following on from that of 1616, but it looks as though part way through the printing of these plays it struck somebody, probably Allot, that it would be sensible to have the option of issuing them separately as well as in collective form, and they were then somewhat hastily redesigned. It is a curiosity that no general title-page for the 1631 collective issue appears ever to have been provided, though they are usually found in collective form. In this copy pp.12 and 13 are misnumbered 6 and 3, and p.31 is misnumbered 13, as always. Pollard & Redgrave, 14753.5 refer but do not record a separate issue of &#145;Bartholmew Fayre&#146;; NCBEL, I: 1658 All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        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. S.T.C. 6981. Quarto

      Printed by the Assignes of I. More Esq., London 1631 - Contemporary speckled calf, neatly and unobtrusively rebacked, showing some wear, light browning, yet an appealing copy Only edition of Dodderidge's principal work, his singular attempt to determine the qualities of the lawyer and law student, and to probe the fundamental nature of law, his "scholarship reach[ing] far beyond that of most contemporary lawyers"

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        Donati Iannotii florentini dialogi de Repub. venetorum cum notis et lib. singulari de forma eiusdem reip. cum privilegio.

      Ex officina Elzeviriana, Lugd. Batav. 1631 - Donato Giannotti (27 November 1492 &#150; 1573) was an Italian political writer and playwright. He was one of the leaders of the short-lived Florentine Republic of 1527. He subsequently wrote theoretical works on republicanism. After the return of the Medicis, he lived in exile, dying in Rome. He was supported by Cardinal Niccolò Ridolfi. He became acquainted with Michelangelo at the time he worked in the Signoria in Florence. According to Vasari, Giannotti approached Michelangelo with the commission from Ridolfi, for the &#146;&#146;Brutus&#146;&#146;. Donato era di Firenze, qui nacque nel 1492 e mori&#146; mori&#146; a Roma nel 1573, teorico repubblicano fu&#146; avversario dei Medici, per cui dovette andare esule a Venezia nel 1538, Tra le sue opere si ricordano : Della Repubblica dei Veneziani 1526-1533, della Repubblica Fiorentina 1531, un discorso delle cose d&#146;Italia al Santissimo Padre e nostro Signore Papa Paolo III, 1535, Scrisse anche dei Dialoghi de&#146; giorni che Dante consumo&#146; nel cercare l&#146;Inferno e il Purgatorio, editi nel 1539, due commedie : il vecchio amoroso 1533-36 in prosa e Milesia in terzine, quest&#146;ultima d&#146;incerta datazione. Formato: [2] p., 506 p., [18] p., [4] c. di tav., 12 cm , m.p. con fregi. Buono, ordinari segni d&#146;uso e del tempo.

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        Isocratous hapanta (gr.). Isocratis scripta, quae quidem nunc extant, omnia, Graecolatina, postremò recognita: Hieronymo Wolfio Oetingensi interprete. Cum rerum & verborum accurato indice.

      Ex Officina Waldkirch, Ludwig König,, Basel, 1631 - Basel, Ex Officina Waldkirch, Ludwig König, 1631 (im Kolophon: 1614). 8°. 8 n.n. Bl., 927 S., 58 n.n. S. Pergamentbd. der Zeit mit Überstehkanten. Vgl. F. Hieronymus, Griechischer Geist aus Basler Pressen, GG 218. - Hoffmann II, 618. - Schweiger I, 181. - VD17 12:633282W. - Griechisch-lateinische Parallelausgabe der Reden und Briefe des Athener Rhetors Isokrates, der von 436 bis 338 vor Chr. lebte. Die Edition folgt dem ebenfalls in Basel erschienenen ersten zweisprachigen Druck, der durch Johannes Oporin im Jahr 1553 ausgeführt wurde. - (Papierbedingt einige Lagen gebräunt, sonst frisches Exemplar). Pergamentbd. der Zeit mit Überstehkanten.

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        The Historie of Samson.

      Printed by M.F. for Iohn Marriott 1631 - FIRST EDITION, browned and soiled, running head occasionally shaved, pp. [viii], 142, [2], 4to, modern sprinkled calf, early inscription of &#145;William Quarles&#146; (possibly Francis&#146;s nephew, great-nephew, or great-great-nephew of that name) to old binder&#146;s blank, sound The first edition of the last entry in Quarles&#146; quartet of narrative poems on biblical figures, following Jonah, Esther, and Job. Immediately after this poem appeared they were gathered up and thereafter published together, so this is in fact the sole edition of &#145;Samson&#146; on its own, and a scarce one - ESTC lists just three UK copies (Edinburgh, Bodleian, and Merton College, although there are also two copies in the BL) and five in the USA (Folger, Huntington, Illinois, Texas, and Yale).&#145;Quarles is "an author not of such little merit as generally has been supposed. He is often eloquent and often extremely pathetic." - Rev. H.T. Todd. In this elaborate work, among several extravagancies indeed of imagery and expression, are some spirited passages&#146; (Lowndes). &#145;This queer, quaint, odd volume of rhymes is far from despicable. Kitto frequently quotes Quarles upon Samson, and says of him that he was a poet of no mean order. We are glad to have his testimony to confirm our own opinion. Refined tastes will be offended, but those who wish for quaint thought will be gratified. The book is very rare&#146; (Spurgeon, Commenting & Commentaries, 260). (ESTC S115482)

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