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        Abecedario militar do que o soldado deve fazer te chegar a ser Capitão, & Sergento mór: & pera cada hum delles insolidum & todos juntos saberem a obrigação de seus cargos, & o modo que terão em formar Companhias, Batalhões, & Esquadrões de menor, ou mayor numero de Soldados, & como se desfarão, & se tirarà a Raiz quadra pera os saber formar, & outras cousas curiosas que os affeiçoados a esta Arte folgarão de saber. Dividido em dous volumes.?

      Lisbon, Por Pedro Craesbeeck, 1631. - Woodcut arms of the dedicatee, Dom Theodosio II, Duque de "Bargança" on title page. Woodcut initials. Woodcut tailpieces. Diagrams of military formations in text. (8), 138; 86 ll. First part: leaf 15 wrongly numbered 14; 79 wrongly numbered 76; second part: leaf 56 wrongly numbered 55; 63 wrongly numbered 64; 64 wrongly numbered 63. 2 Parts in 1 volume. 4°, contemporary limp vellum (repaired at foot of spine; recased, new endleaves), spine with vertical manuscript short title. Occasional small, light dampstains. Tear and small repair to outer margin of leaf 12, part I. Internally in very good condition. Overall good to very good. Early ink signature of Pantalião de Saa e Mello on old front free endleaf recto. Occasional old ink manuscript marginal annotations. 2 Parts in 1 volume. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this interesting military manual, which is also an important Brasiliana, unknown to Borba de Moraes. As pointed out by José Honório Rodrigues, besides being a source worthy of consultation regarding military history, with good information concerning rules, discipline and duties of military personnel, this book contains lists of participants, ships, munitions and supplies to the fleet which liberated Bahia in 1624. The information is related on leaves 13-19 of part I.João de Brito de Lemos was a native of Bragança, from a family which had served the Dukes of Bragança. He became a Cavalheiro Fidalgo da Casa Real. An infantry officer, he served under colonel Braz Teles de Meneses. In addition to the dedication to D. Teodosio II, Duque de Bragança ( 3 recto to 4 verso), there is a second dedication to his son and heir, D. João II, Duque de Bragança, the future D. João IV of Portugal ( 5 recto to 6 recto). D. Teodosio had died on November 29, 1630, while the book was still in the press.---- Alden and Landis 631/17: no copy located! J.H. Rodrigues, @Historiografia e bibliografia do domínio holandês no Brasil 363. Arouca L226. Innocêncio III, 331 (without mention of the prelimiary leaves): "É algum tanto raro este livro, e merece estimação pelas noticias que dá do estado da nossa milicia ao tempo em que foi escripto. É tido como classico nos termos relativos á arte militar." Barbosa Machado II, 616. Nicolao Antonio @Nova, I, 505. Martins de Carvalho, @ Dicionário bibliográfico militar português, II, 354: "É tido como classico com relação aos termos de arte militar, e está sendo hoje bastante raro." Pinto de Matos p. 86. Palha 471. Almirante, @Bibliografia militar de España, p. 92. Sabagosa 62. Not in Bosch. Not in JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books. Not in J.C. Rodrigues. Porbase locates three copies: two in the Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo, and one in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Copac. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Meditations, Soliloquia, and Manuall of the Glorious Doctour S. Augustine. Newly translated into English

      This is an uncommon early 17th-century edition in English of Saint Augustine?s works:"The Meditations, Soliloquia, and Manuall of the Glorious Doctour S. Augustine. Newly translated into English." Paris: Nicolas de la Coste (1631). 5-1/2 inches tall, in contemporary full calf, with two charming brass clasps featuring a human-hand motif; [ii], [iv], [iv], [vi], [iv], 470 pp.This book has three separate title leaves for the three works but is consecutively paginated.As the photos should show, the exterior is worn, with some superficial loss to the foot of the spine and to the joints. The binding is strong, though the upper cover is affixed rather loosely.

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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 of first free endpaper, light foxing to first endpaper and blank side of colour frontipiece, otherwise a very good tight copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Historia Antipodum oder Newe Welt , Das ist: Natur vnd Eigenschaft desz halbentheils der Erden

      Frankfurt: Matthias Merian, 1631. Three parts in one volume, folio, engraved allegorical title, seven double-page or folding maps and plates, and 174 half-page text engravings; one or two scattered worm holes but a fine copy in contemporary vellum, ties lost, corners slightly bumped; front flyleaf loose; bookplate. The colonisation and conquest of the Antipodes. First of several editions of this handsome book on the colonisation and conquest of the New World, a heavily-illustrated collection of voyage material relating to the antipodes. While some of the material deals with South America and the oceans of the southern hemisphere, there is much on North America and the West Indies: the word antipodes is used here in its loose sense of opposite ends of the globe, whether opposite by latitude or longitude, thus giving a context for seventeenth-century notions of the antipodes. This is 'important and magnificent, greatly sought after, expensive and rare', says Borba de Moraes, while Müller noted that it 'is sufficiently well known that good copies are very rare…'. For many years it was attributed to Johann Philipp Abelin, the sixteenth-century German chronicler, whose Theatrum Europaeum was a series of chronicles of the chief events in the history of the world down to 1619. Internet resources all repeat this attribution (an object lesson to us all) although, according to Borba de Moraes, J.L. Gallati proved (Der Koniglich schwedische in Deutschland geführte Krieg, 1902) that Gottfried was in fact the real author and not one of Abelin's pseudonyms. The material derives from the Grands Voyages, the great De Bry collection of voyages. Merian, the publisher of Gottfried's book, was De Bry's son-in-law, and therefore had access to the wonderful copper-engraved plates made to illustrate the De Bry collections. He also supplied a number of new maps and plates for this version, including a German edition of the Smith map of Virginia, and a depiction of the Dutch capture of the Spanish treasure fleet in the Bay of Matanzas in 1628. The first part of the book is an abridgment of the "histories" of previous authors, such as Acosta, Oviedo and Herrera as well as Peter Martyr, Laet, Staden and Jean de Léry. The second part is an account of about thirty voyages to the Americas from Columbus and Vespucci to Spilbergen and Schouten, a number of them of interest to the history of the Pacific; the third part deals with the voyage of Jacob l'Hermite, the voyage of the eleven vessels of the Nassau Fleet which sailed to establish a safe southern route for the Dutch to their possessions in the East Indies.

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        MARKHAMS FAREWELL TO HUSBANDRY and A NEW ORCHARD AND GARDEN and THE COUNTRY HOUS - WIFES GARDEN

      London, printed by Nicholas Okes for John Harison, 1631.Subtitle to first work: or, The enriching of all sorts of Barren and Sterile grounds in our Kingdome, to be as fruitfull in all manner of Graine, Pulse, and Grasse as the best grounds whatsoever: together with the annoyances, and preservation of all graine and seede, from one yeare to many yeares. As also a husbandly computation of men and cattels dayly labours, their expeneces [sic], charges, and utmost profits, now newly the third time, revised, corrected, and amended together with many new additions, and cheape experiments: for the bettering of arible pasture, and wooddy grounds: of making good all grounds againe, spoyled with overflowing of salt water by sea - breaches, as also the inriching of the hop - garden, and many other things never published before. EARLY EDITION OF FAREWELL TO HUSBANDRY 1631, 8vo, approximately 190 x 140 mm, 7½ x 5½ inches, printer's device on title page, each part has its own title page, the title page to A New Orchard has a woodcut illustration, 23 woodcuts in the text, decorated initials, pages: [12], 1 - 28,19 - 158, [8], 1 - 124, last page blank, some mispagination but all catch words correct, rebound in full panelled calf, maroon gilt lettered label to spine, gilt decoration to spine, new endpapers. Note on blank reverse of final prelim page crossed through, 2 small holes to page 105, affecting 4 letters but can be easily understood, an occasional pale stain mostly to margins and corners, a brown spot to edge of margins, a little pale age - browning, otherwise a good copy. Gervase Markham (1568 - 1637) was a well educated and extremely prolific writer, and the chief authority of his time on agriculture. His books were extremely popular in his day going into many editions. This work was first published in 1620 and was also included in a collected edition of his works entitled A Way to Get Wealth first published in 1628 which ran to 15 editions by 1684. See Aslin, Catalogue of the printed Books on Agriculture published between 1471 and 1840, pages 84 - 88; and McDonald, Agricultural Writers 1200 - 1800, pages. 84 - 96. Bound with A NEW ORCHARD AND GARDEN or The best way for planting, grafting, and to make any ground good, for a rich orchard: particularly in the north, and generally for the whole kingdome of England, as in nature, reason, situation, and all probabilitie, may and doth appeare. With the Country Housewifes Garden for hearbes of common use their vertues, seasons, profits, ornaments, varietie of knots, models for trees, and plots for the best ordering of grounds and walkes. As also the Husbandry of Bees, with their severall uses and annoyances all being the experience of 48. yeares labour, and now the second time corrected and much enlarged, by WILLIAM LAWSON. Whereunto is newly added the art of propagating plants, with the true ordering of all manner of fruits, in their gathering, carring home & preservation. Imprint and date as above, probably 4th edition, half page woodcut to title page showing gardeners working (repeated once), 1 full page woodcut, 4 in text, decorated initials, pages: [8], 74. Title page slightly trimmed in lower margin, no loss of printed area, occasional small stain to margins. Page 75 - 123 contains THE COUNTRY HOUSE - WIFES GARDEN with its own dated title page and same imprint as above on page 75. Subtitle: Containing rules for Hearbs and Seedes of common use, with their times and seasons, when to set and sow them. 5 illustrated pages each with 2 garden designs, 1 illustration in text of a frame holding bee - hives, decorated initials. Condition as New Orchard. Includes "A most profitable newe treatise from approved experience of the art of propagating plants, by Simon Harward." 10 FINAL PAGES LACKING which contained THE HUSBAND MANS FRUITEFULL ORCHARD. For the true ordering of all sorts of Fruits in their due seasons; and how double increase commeth by care in gathering yeere after yeare: as also the best way of carriage by land or by water: With their preservation for longest continuance. See Poynter, A Bibliography of Gevase Markham page132, for Lawson, see Aslin, page 76 (3rd edition of 1638); Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature, Volume I, page 255: The first edition appeared in 1618 and was followed by editions of 1623 and 1626; British Bee Books, No. 20. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Histoire Naturelle de Mre François Bacon, Baron de Verulan, Vicomte de sainct Alban, & Chancelier d'Angleterre

      Paris: Antoine de Sommaville..., 1631. Octavo, woodcut device on title and woodcut initials throughout, with some contemporary ms. annotations; slight staining but a good copy in original vellum. First French edition including the utopian New Atlantis. First French edition of Bacon's Sylva Sylvarum (first published in English in 1626), and thus of Bacon's enormously influential work New Atlantis. It introduced the imaginary voyage into utopia: 'we are told, as shall henceforth often be told in Pacific utopias, just how the author got there: he was on his way from Peru to China and Japan across the Southern Ocean' (Dunmore). The translation is by Pierre d'Amboise. The polymath Bacon (1561-1626) was for many years a highly favoured member of the Jacobean court, but he spent his last years in disgrace after being arraigned on charges of bribery. It was in this retirement that he wrote many of his greatest works, including this sweeping essay on natural history. It concludes with his utopian dream New Atlantis, a Christian utopia governed by the House of Salomon, a college dedicated to the idea that continuing research would lead to the conquest of nature, and thus to the veneration of God. Rees calls this the rather modern notion of the 'research institution as the power-house of an ideal society'. Sylva Sylvarum was the last work written by Bacon before his death in 1626 (he died from bronchitis, the result of a chill caught while stuffing a chicken with snow to see whether it would delay putrefaction).

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        RERUM AD SYLVAM - DUCIS ATQUE ALIBI IN BELGIO AUT A BELGIS ANNO MDCXXIX GESTARUM HISTORIA.

      Leyden, ex officina Elzeviriorum, 1631.FIRST EDITION, Latin text, 1631. Folio, 320 x 200 mm, 12½ x 8 inches, fine engraved pictorial title page by Duysend after Cornelis, 5 folding or double page engraved plates and 5 full page text engravings all of maps, plans and fortifications, decorated headpieces and initials, some pictorial, pages (12), 143 (misprinted 141), (24), beautifully printed in large type, bound in full contemporary vellum, plain spine. Spine darkened, covers lightly discoloured and slightly spotted, woodcut bookplate of US artist Claudius Edmund Delbos on front pastedown, front and rear pastedowns very slightly damaged, small pale stain to 1 upper margin, otherwise contents remarkably clean and bright, small neat old paper repair to 1 fore - edge margin. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. Daniel Heinsius (1580 ? 1655) humanist and poet, was one of the most famous classical scholars of the Dutch Renaissance, first appointed professor of poetics at Leyden University and later professor of Greek. In this work he gives an account in Latin prose of the three month military siege and capture in 1629 of the town of 's - Hertogenbosch by Frederik Hendrik Prince of Orange, removing it from Habsburg control. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        THE SPANISH BAWD, Represented in Celestina: or, the Tragicke - Comedy of Calisto and Melibea.

      London, printed by J. B. and are to be sold by Ralph Mabbe, 1631.Wherein is contained, besides the pleasantnesse and sweetenesse of the stile, many philosophicall sentences, and profitable instructions necessary for the younger sort: shewing the deceits and subtilties housed in the bosomes of false seruants, and cunny - catching Bawds. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1631 of La Celestina (Spanish original first published anonymously in 1499), 4to, approximately 270 x 190 mm, 10½ x 7¼ inches, printer's device on title page, some decorative headpieces and historiated initials, pages: [14 of 16], 88, 91 - 202, a couple of errors of pagination, collation: A8, B - Bb4, Cc6 ( - A1 - blank), Cc3 misnumbered Cc2, text is continuous and complete, Cc6 is a blank. Bound in full contemporary calf, triple blind ruled border to covers and on spine, gilt lettered red morocco title label, no pastedowns or endpapers. Spine slightly faded, gilt dull, corners slightly bumped, a few small scrapes and signs of wear to cover, endpapers replaced with incunabula leaves in black letter with red headings and initials, 2 lines of subtitle cut out on title page and now replaced with good facsimile, 3 small ink blots and a couple of faint ink words on title page (see image), small repair to lower margin of title page and following A3, 3 short closed edge tears to leaf Cc neatly repaired, another in the text with no loss of legibility, Cc is possibly reinserted as upper margin is trimmed away (no loss), very occasional small margin stain. Otherwise a very good clean copy. ESTC lists 2 versions of 1631, neither "to be sold by Ralph Mabbe", presumably a relative of the translator. La Celestina is considered to be one of the greatest works of Spanish literature, and traditionally marks the end of medieval literature and the beginning of the literary renaissance in Spain. Although usually regarded as a novel, it is written as a continuous series of dialogues and can be taken as a play, having been staged as such and filmed. (Wikipedia). "An excellent and racy, if exuberantly diffuse, translation into English prose... It is one of the first English dramatic works that approach true comedy." Oxford Companion to English Literature. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        COUNTRY CONTENTMENTS OR THE HUSBANDMANS RECREATIONS.

      London, Nicholas Okes for John Harison, at the Golden Unicorne in Pater-nostor-row, 1631.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 Greyhounds, and the lawes of Lease, Shooting in Long - bow or Cros - bowe, Bowling, Tennis, Baloone. The whole Art of Angling, and the use of the Fighting Cocke. FOURTH EDITION, Newly Corrected, Enlarged and Adorned with many excellent Additions, 1631. 8vo, approximately 195 x 145 mm, 7½ x 5¾ inches, pages: lacks first and last blanks, x, 1 - 118 plus 6 pages from another book by Markham on Fish and Fish - Ponds, all part of Markham's Way To Get Wealth, woodcut printer's device to title page, decorated initials, the first page of the extra inserted pages is illustrated, rebound in quarter light brown morocco, 2 maroon gilt lettered labels to spine, gilt rule between raised bands to spine, gilt vertical rule to boards, marbled boards, new cream endpapers. Pale age - browning throughout, 3 outer margins have small pale brown marks, not affecting text, occasional pale stain to margins, small paper faults to a few lower edges, occasional small dusty mark, otherwise a very good copy. See: Schwerdt, Hunting, Hawking and Shooting, Volume 2, page 11; Mary S. Aslin, Catalogue of the Printed Books on Agriculture Published Between 1471 and 1840, page 84. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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: (2 of 8), 68, plus colophon leaf, initial and final blank leaves are missing A1 & K4 as are 2 preliminary leaves which should follow the title page, A3 & A4, the main text is complete: A4 ( - A1, A3 & A4), B - K4,( - K4). 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 of a scarce book, (lacking 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; Cox, Volume I, page 266; 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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        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. Titelprent. Halfperkament. 4to. (XXIV), (XX), 869, (55) pp. *papier sterk gebruind, enkele (oude) onderstrepingen, bibliografische notities voorin bijgeplakt*'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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        COUNTRY CONTENTMENTS OR THE HUSBANDMANS RECREATIONS

      London, Nicholas Okes for John Harison, at the Golden Unicorne in Pater-nostor-row, 1631.. London, Nicholas Okes for John Harison, at the Golden Unicorne in Pater-nostor-row, 1631.. 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 Greyhounds, and the lawes of Lease, Shooting in Long-bow or Cros-bowe, Bowling, Tennis, Baloone. The whole Art of Angling, and the use of the Fighting Cocke. FOURTH EDITION, Newly Corrected, Enlarged and Adorned with many excellent Additions, 1631. 8vo, approximately 195 x 145 mm, 7½ x 5¾ inches, pages: lacks first and last blanks, x, 1-118 plus 6 pages from another book by Markham on Fish and Fish-Ponds, all part of Markham's Way To Get Wealth, woodcut printer's device to title page, decorated initials, the first page of the extra inserted pages is illustrated, rebound in quarter light brown morocco, 2 maroon gilt lettered labels to spine, gilt rule between raised bands to spine, gilt vertical rule to boards, marbled boards, new cream endpapers. Pale age-browning throughout, 3 outer margins have small pale brown marks, not affecting text, occasional pale stain to margins, small paper faults to a few lower edges, occasional small dusty mark, otherwise a very good copy. See: Schwerdt, Hunting, Hawking and Shooting, Volume 2, page 11; Mary S. Aslin, Catalogue of the Printed Books on Agriculture Published Between 1471 and 1840, page 84. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        I cinque libri de gli avvertimenti, ordini, gride, et editti fatti, et osservati in Milano ne' tempi sospetosi della peste; de gli anni MDLXXVI et LXXVII [.].

      per Filippo Ghisolfi. Ad instanza, et spese di Gio. Battista Bibelli,, In Milano, 1631 - In-4° (cm. 22,2), legatura coeva in p. pergamena con titolo ms. al dorso; pp. [24], 380 in ottimo stato, fresche e crocchianti, con una vignetta in rame al front. (stemma di Milano con putti in cornice architettonica), numerose iniziali istoriate in xilografia; leggera macchia d'inchiostro alla sola carta a2, titolo ms. al taglio inferiore. Seconda edizione stampata in occasione della peste manzoniana del 1630 della rara opera del Centorio (prima ed. 1579) riguardante la pestilenza cinquecentesca milanese. Racchiude documenti «organizzati e poi collegati tra loro in modo da offrire un quadro di quanto avvenne in quelle circostanze e di quanto fu fatto dalle autorità» [DBI XXIII, p. 610]. Dedica alle autorità civili di Milano. Cfr. Hoepli 629; Predari 284; Argelati I, I, 410. Ottimo esemplare.

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        "Of the institution of the sacrament of the blessed bodie and blood of Christ ... discovering the superstitious, sacrilegious, and idolatrous abominations of the Romish masse. Together with the consequent obstinacies, overtures of perjuries, and the heresies discernable in the defenders thereof"

      London: "printed by W. Stansby, for Robert Mylbourne", 1631. London: "printed by W. Stansby, for Robert Mylbourne". 1631. "First edition, folio, pp. [20], 255, [1], 143, [16]; contemporary full speckled calf, covers ruled in blind, edges of covers with gilt rules, contemporary manuscript paper label on spine, sprinkled edges; minor rubbing; fine. & & Thomas Morton, at the time Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, and later of Durham, was much admired by both James I and Charles I. He appears to have been a man of considerable charm, and a kind and enthusiastic patron of deserving scholars. Most of his writings were devoted to exposing the fallacies of Romish doctrines, but the content of his books is perhaps not well indicated by the rather strident tone of some of his titles. ""They display great learning and an intimate acquaintance with the arguments of his antagonists. It is no small praise that they exhibit none of the bitterness and scurrility which too commonly disfigure the polemics of the age"" (DNB). & & STC 18189; CBEL I, 1996."

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        ODE DI PINDARO ANTICHISSIMO POETA, E PRINCIPE DE' GRECI LIRICI, CIOÃ? OLIMPIE PITHIE NEMEE E ISTMIE. TRADOTTE IN PARAFRASI, ET IN RIMA TOSCANA DA ALESSANDRO ADIMARI, E DICHIARATE DAL MEDESIMO. CON OSSERVAZIONI, E CONFRONTI D'ALCUNI LUOGHI IMMITATI, Ã? TOCCHI DA ORAZIO FLACCO. CON TAVOLE COPIOSISSIME, E DISTINTE, TANTO DELLE COSE NOTABILI, QUANTO DE' PROVERBI, AFORISMI, ET ALTRO E CON ARGMENTI, E DIMOSTRAZIONI DELL'ARTE RETTORICA CONTENUTA IN ESSE. OPERA, PER L'AUTORITÃ? DEL GRECO AUTORE, E PER LO STILE, E GRAVITÃ? DELLE SENTENZE, NON MENO UTILE, E DILETTEVOLE A' PROFESSORI DI POESIA, CHE AD OGNI ALTRO STUDIOSO DI BELLE LETTERE, E DI ANTICA ERUDIZIONE, E MORALITÃ?. ALL'EMINENTISS. ET REVERENDISS. SIG. IL SIG CARD. FRANCESCO BARBERINI NIPOTE DI N.S. PAPA URBANO VIII. IN PISA, NELLA STAMPERIA DI FRANCESCO TANAGLI MDCXXXI. CON LICENZA DE' SUPERIORI.

      Francesco Tanagli 1631 In - 4°, cm21.5x28, pp (20) 748 (64); antiporta figurato inciso, apparato iconografico comprensivo di 1 grande figura a p. 7, 5 tavole con complessive 18 figure alle pp 9 - 17 e un'ulteriore vignetta a p. 551; a p. 581 un secondo frontespizio per le OSSERVAZIONI D'ALESSANDRO ADIMARI SOPRA ALCUNI LUOGHI DI PINDARO, CHE PER IMMITAZIONE, O PER ALLUSIONE SONO STATI TOCCHI DA ORAZIO FLACCO. PONDERATE CON L'AUTORITÃ? DI G. CORNELIO TACITO. CON LA TAVOLA DELLE COSE NOTABILI, POSTA IN FINE porta la data 1632. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida, al dorso titoli in oro entro cornice oro, e stemma araldico anch'esso in oro, raffigurante drago alato (ripetuto timbrato al fs, in scudo coronato); tagli screziati rossi. Rara edizione delle Odi, definita da Gamba l'opera più pregiata dell'Adimari e stimata per il ricco apparato critico e le tavole che accompagnao la nota CHE COSA SIA OLIMPIA, E QUAI FOSSERO GL'ANTICHI GIUOCHI con illustrazioni di scene e strumenti sportivi, musicali ecc. (Brunet IV 663; Gamba 2054; Graesse V, 297)

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        Traité de la sphère et de ses parties où sont déclarés les noms et offices des cercles, tant grands que petits,& leur signification & utilité. Plus le planisphère universel. Ou explication de la sphère plate, oeuvre agréable aux curieux, profitable aux doctes, nécessaire aux navigateurs, & où se trouvent facilement expliquées plusieurs belles et rares propositions.

      Rouen, Jacques Cailloüé 1631 - In-4 [177 x 128 mm]. Collation : (8), 175, (1), 78, (6) pp., 5 planches h.-t. et 1 tabl. Demi-veau à coins, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre rouge, tranches rouges. (Reliure du XVIIIe.) Première édition. Ce très rare manuel d'astronomie est illustré par 5 planches gravées sur cuivre et un tableau dépliant. Exemplaire complet de la jolie planche dépliante (36 x 30 cm), la "sphère plate universelle" dont l'usage est traité dans les 78 pages suivantes. Elle est signée "Le Vasseur fecit". L'auteur, qui cite Copernic et Tycho Brahé, expose avec prudence les différentes hypothèses. Ainsi des orbes célestes : l'opinion "la plus commune" est que chaque orbe est complètement séparée de l'autre, "sans laisser de vide entre deux". D'autres, pensent que "les étoiles se meuvent là de la même façon que les poissons en l'eau" & les oiseaux en l'air". Cette dernière opinion paraît être celle de l'auteur. - Du monde, de ses parties, de ses mouvements. - Des cercles desquels la sphère matérielle est composée. - Discours des levés et couchés des signes, de la diversité des jours et des nuits & de la division des climats. - Bref discours de la théorie des planètes. - L'usage de la sphère plate universelle. Guillaume Le Vasseur de Beauplan, né en Normandie, était ingénieur ordinaire du Roi et géographe. Il est le premier à avoir publié une carte de Normandie sur une grande échelle. Cet ouvrage a été publié anonymement et sans le consentement de l'auteur, selon une note à la fin. Frère, Manuel du bibliographe normand (I, 82) ne connaissait pas cette première édition, mais cite de cet auteur "L'usage de la sphère plate universelle, oeuvre agréable aux curieux, profitable aux doctes, nécessaire aux navigateurs, & où se trouvent facilement expliquées plusieurs belles et rares propositions", qui est le même ouvrage, publié au Havre en 1673. Bel exemplaire. Provenance : Earls of Macclesfield (ex-libris héraldique gravé et timbre sec sur le titre). First edition. A very rare treaty of astronomy, quoting Copernic and Tycho Brahé, written by a royal engineer and cartographer from Normandy. Complete copy with the beautiful folding plate "Sphère plate universelle" and 4 others plates and a tab. // You can browse all my books on latude.net [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sancti Hilarii Pictavorum Episcopi, quotquot extant Opera, nostro fere seculo literatorum quorundam non mediocri labore conquisita, et a censuris nonnullorum male affectorum, ad sensum verae pietatis restituta: nunc tandem ex collatione veterum codicum emendata, variis lectionibus illustrata, et quorundam tractatuum accessione locupletata. Horum Catalogum decima pagina indicabit. Accessit geminus Index locupletissimus.

      Parisiis, 1631. - in-folio. 20ff. 48pp. 49-1132 colonnes (i.e. 1210). 18ff. (1f.blanc). Plein vélin de l'époque, dos à nerfs. Belle édition des œuvres de Saint-Hilaire, évêque de Poitiers au IVe siècle. La page de titre est ornée d'une grande vignette en taille-douce représentant un navire, emblème de la ville de Paris où fut imprimé le volume. Très bon exemplaire.

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        "Santa Maria della Salute" originales Ölgemälde auf Spanplatte ca.50x70cm; links und rechts unten Stempelsignatur; rückseitig mit Nachlaßaufkleber

      . Santa Maria della Salute beherrscht die Einfahrt zum Canale Grande. Der Bau wurde von Baldassare Longhena 1631 begonnen, aber erst 1687 fertiggestellt und als Dank für die Errettung der Stadt vor der Pest erbaut. Die oktogonale Form der Kirche, die sich der Lage anpaßt, gestattet Durchblick von allen Seiten. Das untere Geschoß zeigt eine an Palladio erinnernde Verhaltenheit, während die riesigen Voluten, die den Schub der Kuppel auffangen, die Dynamik des Barockstils betonen. Das Äußere besteht aus weißem Kalkstein aus Istrien, während im Inneren dunkelgraue Steinsäulen einen Kontrast zu den weißen Stuckwänden bilden..

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        Of the institution of the sacrament of the blessed bodie and blood of Christ . discovering the superstitious, sacrilegious, and idolatrous abominations of the Romish masse. Together with the consequent obstinacies, overtures of perjuries, and the heresies discernable in the defenders thereof

      printed by W. Stansby, for Robert Mylbourne, London 1631 - First edition, folio, pp. [20], 255, [1], 143, [16]; contemporary full speckled calf, covers ruled in blind, edges of covers with gilt rules, contemporary manuscript paper label on spine, sprinkled edges; minor rubbing; fine. Thomas Morton, at the time Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, and later of Durham, was much admired by both James I and Charles I. He appears to have been a man of considerable charm, and a kind and enthusiastic patron of deserving scholars. Most of his writings were devoted to exposing the fallacies of Romish doctrines, but the content of his books is perhaps not well indicated by the rather strident tone of some of his titles. "They display great learning and an intimate acquaintance with the arguments of his antagonists. It is no small praise that they exhibit none of the bitterness and scurrility which too commonly disfigure the polemics of the age" (DNB). STC 18189; CBEL I, 1996. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        MARKHAMS FAREWELL TO HUSBANDRY and A NEW ORCHARD AND GARDEN and THE COUNTRY HOUS-WIFES GARDEN

      London, printed by Nicholas Okes for John Harison, 1631.. London, printed by Nicholas Okes for John Harison, 1631.. Subtitle to first work: or, The enriching of all sorts of Barren and Sterile grounds in our Kingdome, to be as fruitfull in all manner of Graine, Pulse, and Grasse as the best grounds whatsoever: together with the annoyances, and preservation of all graine and seede, from one yeare to many yeares. As also a husbandly computation of men and cattels dayly labours, their expeneces [sic], charges, and utmost profits, now newly the third time, revised, corrected, and amended together with many new additions, and cheape experiments: for the bettering of arible pasture, and wooddy grounds: of making good all grounds againe, spoyled with overflowing of salt water by sea-breaches, as also the inriching of the hop-garden, and many other things never published before. EARLY EDITION OF FAREWELL TO HUSBANDRY 1631, 8vo, approximately 190 x 140 mm, 7½ x 5½ inches, printer's device on title page, each part has its own title page, the title page to A New Orchard has a woodcut illustration, 23 woodcuts in the text, decorated initials, pages: [12], 1-28,19-158, [8], 1-124, last page blank, some mispagination but all catch words correct, rebound in full panelled calf, maroon gilt lettered label to spine, gilt decoration to spine, new endpapers. Note on blank reverse of final prelim page crossed through, 2 small holes to page 105, affecting 4 letters but can be easily understood, an occasional pale stain mostly to margins and corners, a brown spot to edge of margins, a little pale age-browning, otherwise a good copy. Gervase Markham (1568-1637) was a well educated and extremely prolific writer, and the chief authority of his time on agriculture. His books were extremely popular in his day going into many editions. This work was first published in 1620 and was also included in a collected edition of his works entitled A Way to Get Wealth first published in 1628 which ran to 15 editions by 1684. See Aslin, Catalogue of the printed Books on Agriculture published between 1471 and 1840, pages 84-88; and McDonald, Agricultural Writers 1200 -1800, pages. 84-96. Bound with A NEW ORCHARD AND GARDEN or The best way for planting, grafting, and to make any ground good, for a rich orchard: particularly in the north, and generally for the whole kingdome of England, as in nature, reason, situation, and all probabilitie, may and doth appeare. With the Country Housewifes Garden for hearbes of common use their vertues, seasons, profits, ornaments, varietie of knots, models for trees, and plots for the best ordering of grounds and walkes. As also the Husbandry of Bees, with their severall uses and annoyances all being the experience of 48. yeares labour, and now the second time corrected and much enlarged, by WILLIAM LAWSON. Whereunto is newly added the art of propagating plants, with the true ordering of all manner of fruits, in their gathering, carring home & preservation. Imprint and date as above, probably 4th edition, half page woodcut to title page showing gardeners working (repeated once), 1 full page woodcut, 4 in text, decorated initials, pages: [8], 74. Title page slightly trimmed in lower margin, no loss of printed area, occasional small stain to margins. Page 75-123 contains THE COUNTRY HOUSE-WIFES GARDEN with its own dated title page and same imprint as above on page 75. Subtitle: Containing rules for Hearbs and Seedes of common use, with their times and seasons, when to set and sow them. 5 illustrated pages each with 2 garden designs, 1 illustration in text of a frame holding bee-hives, decorated initials. Condition as New Orchard. Includes "A most profitable newe treatise from approved experience of the art of propagating plants, by Simon Harward." 10 FINAL PAGES LACKING which contained THE HUSBAND MANS FRUITEFULL ORCHARD. For the true ordering of all sorts of Fruits in their due seasons; and how double increase commeth by care in gathering yeere after yeare: as also the best way of carriage by land or by water: With their preservation for longest continuance. See Poynter, A Bibliography of Gevase Markham page132, for Lawson, see Aslin, page 76 (3rd edition of 1638); Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature, Volume I, page 255: The first edition appeared in 1618 and was followed by editions of 1623 and 1626; British Bee Books, No. 20. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE SPANISH BAWD, Represented in Celestina: or, the Tragicke-Comedy of Calisto and Melibea

      London, printed by J. B. and are to be sold by Ralph Mabbe, 1631.. London, printed by J. B. and are to be sold by Ralph Mabbe, 1631.. Wherein is contained, besides the pleasantnesse and sweetenesse of the stile, many philosophicall sentences, and profitable instructions necessary for the younger sort: shewing the deceits and subtilties housed in the bosomes of false seruants, and cunny-catching Bawds. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1631 of La Celestina (Spanish original first published anonymously in 1499), 4to, approximately 270 x 190 mm, 10½ x 7¼ inches, printer's device on title page, some decorative headpieces and historiated initials, pages: [14 of 16], 88, 91-202, a couple of errors of pagination, collation: A8, B-Bb4, Cc6 (-A1 - blank), Cc3 misnumbered Cc2, text is continuous and complete, Cc6 is a blank. Bound in full contemporary calf, triple blind ruled border to covers and on spine, gilt lettered red morocco title label, no pastedowns or endpapers. Spine slightly faded, gilt dull, corners slightly bumped, a few small scrapes and signs of wear to cover, endpapers replaced with incunabula leaves in black letter with red headings and initials, 2 lines of subtitle cut out on title page and now replaced with good facsimile, 3 small ink blots and a couple of faint ink words on title page (see image), small repair to lower margin of title page and following A3, 3 short closed edge tears to leaf Cc neatly repaired, another in the text with no loss of legibility, Cc is possibly reinserted as upper margin is trimmed away (no loss), very occasional small margin stain. Otherwise a very good clean copy. ESTC lists 2 versions of 1631, neither "to be sold by Ralph Mabbe", presumably a relative of the translator. La Celestina is considered to be one of the greatest works of Spanish literature, and traditionally marks the end of medieval literature and the beginning of the literary renaissance in Spain. Although usually regarded as a novel, it is written as a continuous series of dialogues and can be taken as a play, having been staged as such and filmed. (Wikipedia). "An excellent and racy, if exuberantly diffuse, translation into English prose... It is one of the first English dramatic works that approach true comedy." Oxford Companion to English Literature. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Semaine ou Practique Anatomique. Par laquelle est enseigné par Leçons le moyen de des-assembler les parties du corps humain, les unes d'avec les autres, sans les interesser. Œuvre utile et nécessaire à ceux qjui désirent parvenir à la parfaite connaissance d'eux-mêmes et spécialement à celuy qui veut faire profession de la Médecine et Chirurgie.

      Paris, Martin Colet, 1631. - in-8. 321pp. 2ff. tabl. dépl. Veau, dos à nerfs, guirlande autour des plats, tranches dorées (Reliure du XVIIIs. un peu restaurée). Nicolas Habicot (1550-1624) était anatomiste et chirurgien. Ses leçons publiques d'anatomie dans lesquelles il décrivait la manière de procéder à des dissections de cadavres ainsi que les instruments appropriés, étaient célèbres. On lui doit des découvertes anatomiques et la première laryngotomie réussie (cf. Garrison-Morton, 3244.1). "La Semaine" est son principal ouvrage d'anatomie. "L'auteur a mis dans son livre le même ordre qu'il suivait dans ses leçons publiques et comme il avait beaucoup disséqué il a fait quelques découvertes qu'il a exposées assez clairement " (Bayle et Tillaye). "La 'Semaine Anatomique' a servi de manuel d'amphithéâtre à de nombreuses générations de médecins et de chirurgiens . Il est devenu, un véritable chef-d'œuvre dont la France à droit à s'enorgueillir" (Vaucaire). Quelques auréoles, rousseurs. **Krivatsy, 5184. Vaucaire, Etude sur Habicot. L'Anatomie et la Chirurgie de son temps" (1891).

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        Piemonte, anno 1631, Blaeu W., old colours

      Piemonte, ,1631. 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!.

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        'Galliae supra omnes in hac forma editiones locu pletißima et exactißima descriptio auctore Henrico Hondio. - Amstelodami apud H. Hondium Anno 1631.':.

      . Kupferstich v. Henricus Hondius n. Gerard Mercator b. Henricus Hondius in Amsterdam, dat. 1631, 37 x 49,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, S. 635, 4000:1E.2. - Zeigt Gesamt-Frankreich. - Unten links barocke figürliche Kartusche mit Kartentitel; darunter Kartusche mit Meilenzeiger; rechts daneben Verlegeradresse von Hondius; oben rechts das französische Wappen; oben links Kompaßrose. - 1. Zutand der zweiten Platte von Hondius! - Perfect condition!

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        Profilz Isle de France/Tassin/Atlas anno 1631

      Profilz Isle de France/Tassin/Atlas anno 1631, ,1631. "Plans et Profilz des principales villes de la province de L ' Isle de France", Atlas edited by Nicolas Tassin, anno 1631, in new vellum binding, 17 maps and town views. Please see fotos..

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        Colonial Era Holographic Letter Written in 1659 by a Resident of Charlestown, Massachusetts on Behalf of His Mother Concerning Punishment Following Her 1659 Arrest

      A splendid early Colonial letter from a Charlestown, Massachusetts man writing to the court asking for his mother's sentence of flogging be commuted to a fine. One page Autograph Letter Signed ("John Gove") written in ink on good rag paper, measuring roughly 6" x 8" with uneven edges. Minor toning, otherwise fine. The author of the letter, John Gove [Jr., 1631-1704] was a turner by trade who lived in Charlestown and Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he served as a constable, tithing man, and deacon of the church for many years. He was the son of a brazier, also named John Gove, whose two older sisters had both married founders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The senior John Gove died when his son was an infant, and his mother, Mary Gove quickly remarried to a goldsmith and merchant named John Mansfield, thus becoming Mary Mansfield.John Mansfield proved to be improvident and quarrelsome, a trait he shared with his new wife, both of whom were living in hope of a large bequest from the recently deceased father of her first husband in England (which never came). The Mansfield's had two additional children, who were placed in foster care in 1657 owing to the family's poverty. The couple made numerous petitions to their relatives, neighbors, and the town officials concerning a variety of grievances and made themselves deeply unpopular. The arrest referenced in the letter stems from Mary Mansfield's outburst against another Charlestown woman in 1659 over a debt owed her husband, for which she found herself sentenced to receive ten lashes.According to a chapter devoted to her life ("Mary Mansfield (1610-1682) and the Jarndyce Effect" in the book From Deference to Defiance: Charlestown, Massachusetts 1629-92 by Roger Thompson, 2012) Mansfield confronted the wife of Richard Russell, a local luminary:"Mistress Mansfield said to Mistress Russell that they had sworn her husband (Mansfield) out of twenty pounds and that they would all go to the devil, and be damned, further she said some women would play the whore for maintenance before Mr. Russell should have the children, or the disposing of them, for he was her enemy and worse than a Jew. This speech was with many other unseemly words and gestures of clapping her hands in an unseemly manner."This letter was written by her son in 1659 when he was 28 years old on behalf of his mother. In the letter Gove pleads with the local authorities for the opportunity to pay a fine rather than have his mother subjected to corporal punishment for the crime of which she has been found guilty.Her son's petition was denied as newspapers of the day report that the defamation did indeed earn Mary ten lashes on the back.By 1671, having become a liability and wards of the town, the Mansfield's were ordered by the town to pick oakum, an ignominious and demeaning job, in order to receive a stipend. Three years later, John Mansfield died and Mary was sent to live with her son (and John's elder brother) Edward Gove, an assemblyman in Hampton, New Hampshire. She died in 1682, thus being spared a further family embarrassment, when a year later, Edward raised up a rebellion (made-up mostly of drunkards) against the unpopular governor of the territory. He was convicted of treason and ordered hung, drawn, and quartered. Gove's wife, Hannah, petitioned the king claiming that her husband was prone to "a distemper of lunacy or some such like, which he have been subject to by times from his youth and yet is until now, though at times seemingly rational." After spending three years in the Tower of London, the King acceded to her pleas and pardoned him.In any event, an interesting and quite early American letter exhibiting how women were subject to corporal punishment in the Colonial Era.A transcription of the letter below:"To the honourable: the Deputy Governour & the rest of the worshipful Magistrates assembled in Court at Cambridge. The humble petition of John Gove on behalf of his Mother Mary Mansfield. Humbly Showeth, That though your petitioner does not design to [dispute?] the fact for which his Mother stands convict & guilty of by the sentence of the honoured court; yet his natural affection obliges him, (so far as may stand with the honour of God, & with your wisdom & clemency to grant) humbly to implore your compassion on his aged Mother by mitigating her sentence of corporal punishment & to impose what fine you in your Christian wisdoms shall think [ ]: and though your position in his own condition be not capable of any great disbursements by reason of his own charge of his family, yet having two brothers whom it has pleased God to bless with larger outward accommodations, he doubts not but they (in like natural affection for their Mother, & to keep off so great a shame from so near & dear relation, will be willing to contribute toward the payment of what amount shall be imposed. He hoping also, that it may please God of his abundant grace to sanctify the affection to his Mother to an amendment of life; & that the dishonor which she has brought to God's name may in some part be repaired by her acknowledgment & repentance; & the honoured courts must be eminently seen in their [ ] clemency with justice. And your petitioner as is duly bound shall ever pray you. John Gove" .

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        Orbis Phaëton Hoc Est De Universis Vitiis Linguae, Auctore Hieremia Drexelio, é Societate Iesu

      Cormel Ab Egmond, Coloniae 1631 - Un volume in-32° de 6 ff. non ch., 804 pages, 10 ff. non ch. d'index, 6 ff. blancs. Bien complet du titre gravé et des 23 figures attribuées à Pilipp Sadeler, illustrant les lettres de l'alphbet et représentant des péchés comme le blasphème ou encore Adam et Eve chassés du Paradis terrestre (lettre E). Elégante reliure de l'époque en plein veau, à 4 nerfs, semée de fleurs de lys sur les plats et le dos, roulette d'encadrement dorée sur les plats, titre et tranches dorées. In-32 (6.5 x 11.5 cm) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Medicaster Apella oder Juden Artzt.

      Straßburg, Marx von der Heiden, 1631.. Mit gestoch. Titel. 7 Bl., 383 S., 12 Bl. (d. l. w.). Prgt. d. Zt. unter Verwendung eines spätmittelalterlichen Manuskriptes.. VD17 39:142878F; Hirsch-H. III, 251; Harry Friedenwald, Jewish luminaries in medical history, Baltimore, 1946, p. 170: "This book ranks as the most intense among those vilifying the Jewish physician". - Nicht bei Fürst. - Sehr seltenes antisemitisches Machwerk des Frankfurter Arztes Ludwig von Hörnigk (1600-1667), ein Rundumschlag gegen alle jüdischen Kollegen, dessen Anlass aber wohl der Streit mit dem Frankfurter Arzt Schlamm gewesen sein mag, der als ignorant und geldgierig gebrandmarkt wird. Angeblich stehen Koberer vor dem Frankfurter Ghetto, sprechen Passanten an und bringen deren Urin in die Praxen ihrer auftraggebenden Ärzte. Dort wird den überraschten und verängstigten Christen eine beängstigende Diagnose gestellt und somit eine neue, zahlungskräftige Patientenschar gewonnen. Vermutlich war die Praxis des Dr. Hörnigks für Privatpatienten nicht besonders attraktiv. - Der allegorische Kupfertitel zeigt einen jüdischen Arzt bei der Taufe. - Eventuell fehlt der typographische Titel, der Text beginnt mit a2; allerdings ist auch bei Bibliotheksexemplaren und den wenigen, in den letzten Jahrzehnten im Handel auftauchenden Exemplaren kein solcher vorhanden. Der interessante Einband leicht wurmspurig. Hinteres Gelenk durch Entnahme eines dünnen Beibandes innen geplatzt. Etwas gebräunt.

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        "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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        Los Nueve Libros De Los Exemplos, y Virtudes Morales De Valerio Máximo Traduzidos y Comentados En Lengua Castellana. = Sigue: Comento Sobre Los Nueve Libros De Los Exemplos y Virtudes Morales De Valerio Máximo En Que Se Esplican istorias(sic), (*)

      Francisco De Lira, Sevilla 1631 - (*).Antiguedades, y el Sentido de los Lugares Dificultosos que tiene el Autor, y ansi mismo de muchos Oradores y Poetas. ( -Sevilla, Francisco de Lyra, 1632). Portada grabada - 6h. - 213 folios - Portada - y 157 folios. ( El último falto de más de la mitad ) Curioso ejemplar , encuadernado de época en pergamino, con bastantes anotaciones manuscritas de época en los márgenes. Papel con algo de mácula y pequeña rasgadura en texto pero sin afectar lectura, entre los folios 48 y 58 de la segunda obra. 8ºmayor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Medicaster Apella oder Juden Artzt.

      Straßburg, Marx von der Heiden, 1631. - Mit gestoch. Titel. 7 Bl., 383 S., 12 Bl. (d. l. w.). Prgt. d. Zt. unter Verwendung eines spätmittelalterlichen Manuskriptes. VD17 39:142878F; Hirsch-H. III, 251; Harry Friedenwald, Jewish luminaries in medical history, Baltimore, 1946, p. 170: "This book ranks as the most intense among those vilifying the Jewish physician". - Nicht bei Fürst. - Sehr seltenes antisemitisches Machwerk des Frankfurter Arztes Ludwig von Hörnigk (1600-1667), ein Rundumschlag gegen alle jüdischen Kollegen, dessen Anlass aber wohl der Streit mit dem Frankfurter Arzt Schlamm gewesen sein mag, der als ignorant und geldgierig gebrandmarkt wird. Angeblich stehen Koberer vor dem Frankfurter Ghetto, sprechen Passanten an und bringen deren Urin in die Praxen ihrer auftraggebenden Ärzte. Dort wird den überraschten und verängstigten Christen eine beängstigende Diagnose gestellt und somit eine neue, zahlungskräftige Patientenschar gewonnen. Vermutlich war die Praxis des Dr. Hörnigks für Privatpatienten nicht besonders attraktiv. - Der allegorische Kupfertitel zeigt einen jüdischen Arzt bei der Taufe. - Eventuell fehlt der typographische Titel, der Text beginnt mit a2; allerdings ist auch bei Bibliotheksexemplaren und den wenigen, in den letzten Jahrzehnten im Handel auftauchenden Exemplaren kein solcher vorhanden. Der interessante Einband leicht wurmspurig. Hinteres Gelenk durch Entnahme eines dünnen Beibandes innen geplatzt. Etwas gebräunt.

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        Schlacht bei Breitenfeld, anno 1631, Merian Theatrum

      Schlacht bei Breitenfeld, ,1631. Schlacht bei Breitenfeld, anno 1631, Merian Theatrum Europaeum, Kupferstich, Blattmaß: 32x72 cm., von zwei Platten gedruckt, gering gebräunt. Die Schlacht bei Breitenfeld von 1631 fand nach dem Eingreifen Schwedens in den Dreißigjährigen Krieg nördlich von Leipzig zwischen den Dörfern Breitenfeld und Seehausen statt..

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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. Preis in CHF: 660. Titelkupfer von Fr. Brun. - Theodore de Beze auch: Theodor von Beza (1519- 1605) Genfer Reformator französischer Herkunft. Rechtsstudium in Orleans 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.

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        Vom heiligen Leben, tugendsamen Wandel, und grossen Wunderwercken, dess Heiligen Patriarchen S. Francisci de Paula, Stiffter des Heil. Ordens Minimorum, oder der Minsten Brüdern. Auffs new übersehen von Joanne Godefrido Schultheis... mit etlichen newen Miraculen vermehrt,... Sambt der Regul deß dritten Ordens. München, J. W. Schell 1659. 8°. 22 Bll., 490 S., 17 Bll., mit gest. Frontispiz, Goldschn., goldgepr. Prgt. d. Zt. mit hs. Rtit.

      . . VD17 12:119306P (nur 1 Ex. in der BSB).- Dritte deutsche Ausgabe herausgegeben von Johann Gottfried Schultheis (erstmals 1631 erschienen).- Leben des Heiligen Franciscus von Paula (geb. 1416 in Calabrien, gest. 1507), dem Gründer des Minimen oder Paulaner Ordens.- Innendeckel mit gest. Exlibris, leicht gebräunt, sonst schönes, dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar.

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        "Plans et profilz des principales villes de la province de Brie, avec la carte generale & les particulières de chascun gouvernement d'icelles"

      "[Paris: Sebastian Cramoisy, ca. 1631-34": "or Messayer, or Tavernier", 1636. "[Paris: Sebastian Cramoisy, ca. 1631-34": "or Messayer, or Tavernier". 1636. "Small, oblong 4to, consisting of an engraved title-p., engraved table of contents, and 15 engraved maps, plans, and city views; 19th century quarter vellum over marbled boards, red morocco label (a little chipped) lettered in gilt on spine; very good. & & This is one part (of 17?) of the larger work, Les plans et profils de toutes les principales villes et lieux considerables de France, complete unto itself. & & Many of the separate parts have separate catalogue entries in a number of the on-line databases, including OCLC, but this section on Brie does not appear. See Graesse VII, p. 31 and Brunet V, col. 662. "

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

      Martini Bonacinae..., ,1631. 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.

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

      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).

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        Augustana et Anti-Augustana confessio. Das ist: Augspurgische Glaubens Bekantnuß, und dero Gegenlehr: In zwey Theil abgetheilt. In deren erstem Theil die unlaugbare Veränderung Augspurgischer Confession durch Vorstellung dero viererley Exemplarn ungleiches Lauts,... In dem Anderten der gründliche Beweiß deß unter den Lutheranern... entstandenen, und würcklich beschehenen Abfalls von der Augspurgischen Glaubens-Bekanntnuß rechtem Verstand... vorgestellet wird. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. Wien, J. Chr. Cosmerov 1681. 4°. 10 Bll., 218 S.; 159 S., Goldschn., Ldr. d. Zt.

      . . Holzmann-B. I, 9944 - VD17 23:238810F u. 39:131298D nicht in BL German Books.- Erste Ausgabe.- Das Augsburgische Glaubensbekentnis im 1. Teil mit deutschem u. lateinischem Paralleltext.- Mit Widmung an Leopold I. vom Erzbischof der Erzdiözese Gran und Kardinal Leopold Karl von Kollonitsch (1631-1707), eine der populärsten Gestalten der 2. Türkenbelagerung Wiens.- Titel gestempelt u. mit hs. Besitzvermerk, nur minimal gebräunt u. kaum fleckig, Ebd. nur leicht beschabt.

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        Donati Jannotii Florentini dialogi de republica Venetorum. UND mit eig. Titelseite: Donatus Jannotius et Caspar Contarenus: De republica Veneta, Notae. 1 gestoch. Titel, 2 Titelbll., 7 (!) ausfaltbare Kupfertafeln.

      Leiden, Offizina Elzevir 1631.. 12,5 x 7 cm. 2 Bll., 1 - 288, 289 -506 S. 9 Bll. Pergamentband d. Zt. - Stempel auf flieg. Vorsatz u. Titel..

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        Horticultura, libris II. comprehensa; huic nostro coelo et solo accommodata... in qua quicquid ad hortum proficue colendum, et eleganter instruendum facit, explicatur. - Und: Derselbe. Apparatus plantarius primus: tributus in duos libros. I. De plantis bulbosis. II. De plantis tuberosis. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Frankfurt. Merian, (1631-32).. (21 x 16 cm). 196 S.; 168 S. Mit 2 mitpaginierten Kupfertiteln, 42 meist ganzseitigen Textkupfern und 23 Kupfertafeln. Lederband der Zeit mit blindgeprägten Deckeln.. Erste Ausgaben der beiden botanischen Hauptwerke des Rostocker Naturwissenschaftlers Peter Lauremberg, mit den von Matthäus Merian d.Ä. gestochenen bzw. aus dessen Werkstatt stammenden Kupfern. - Zu I: "Anleitung zur Gartengestaltung mit interessanten Ausführungen über Bodenkunde, Düngung, Ungezieferbekämpfung, Anlage von Beeten, Obstzucht, Gartenwerkzeuge usw." (Dünnhaupt) . - Zu II. "Handbuch der Pflanzenkunde, mit Abbildungen von Pflanzen, Beschreibung ihrer Herkunft und Verwendungsmöglichkeiten zu medizinischen Zwecken usw." (Dünnhaupt). - Die Kupfer zeigen u.a. Bäume, Hecken, Pflanzen, Gartengeräte und 17 Gartengrundrisse (darunter 4 Labyrinthe). - Vorsätze etwas leimschattig. Titel und Tafeln verso gestempelt. Stellenweise leicht gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig. Erstes Titelblatt mit angefasertem unteren Rand (ohne Textverlust). Einband leicht berieben. Oberes Kapital restauriert. Ohne Bindebänder. Insgesamt aber gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - VD17 23:261366M und VD17 23:261376T; Hunt 219 und 221; Nissen BBI 1147 und 1146; Wellcome 3681 und 3682; Dünnhaupt 36.1 und 37.1

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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.: . 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. Slim 4to, approximately 180x 140 mm, 7 x 5½ inches, printed in black letter, pages: (2 of 8), 68, plus colophon leaf, initial and final blank leaves are missing as are 2 preliminary leaves which should follow the title page, the main text is complete. The title page appears to be a later printed replacement (it is not a photocopy facsimile), 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". 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, title page just very slightly narrower than page 1, 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 of a scarce book, (lacking 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. Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration, Volume I, C211; Cox, Volume I, page 266. 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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        Horticultura, Libris II. comprehensa; huic nostro coelo & solo accommodata... in qua quicquid ad hortum proficue colendum, et eleganter instruendum facit, explicatur.

      1631. Frankfurt, Matthias Merian, (1631), (with:) Apparatus Plantarum primus: tributus in duos libros. I. De plantis bulbosis. II. De plantis tuberosis... Frankfurt, Matthias Merian, (1632). 2 vols in one. 4to (205 x 155mm). pp. 196, with engraved title and 29 full-page engraved plates (with blank conjugate to plate 21), 6 of which are printed in the text; 168, with engraved title and 36 engraved plates in text; small tear to preface of 'Apparatus' touching woodcut ornament and a few letters on verso, a very nice copy in contemporary vellum, spine a bit discoloured. First edition of one of the best of the early 17th-century gardening manuals, scientific in its detail and approach. It is known to have influenced John Evelyn who quotes it in his unpublished 'Elysium Britannicum'. Morton describes the work as 'typical of the experience and ideas that began to flow into botany from horticulture' and goes on to recount how Lauremberg rejected the idea of the 'plant soul' having a specific location, because 'horticulturalists knew that plants could live and reproduce themselves from very small pieces cut from the roots (i.e. rhizomes, stolons, etc.) as well as from branches, stems, seeds, and even leaves (as in the case of the Indian fig). Therefore the soul or vital force (vigor vitalis) is not in one part more than another, but diffused through the whole plant body... Lauremberg describes his own experiment, lasting three years, in which two hundred vine cuttings were grown in close association with two varieties of cabbage in order to test an ancient belief, mentioned by Pliny, that vine and cabbage adversely affect each other. He found, however, that both species flourished and there was no evidence of mutual inhibition... In other experiments he found, contrary to tradition, that rue and fig did not benefit from interplanting. There were many gardener's notions about how seeds were best oriented when sown; the wrong way was said to give dwarf or unthrifty plants. Again, Lauremberg made his own observations with seeds of pea, cucurbita, walnut, almond, date and others, finding that the stem grew upwards and the root downwards irrespective of the original orientation, and that the alleged effects of malplacement were "empty superstition"' (Morton, History of botanical science p. 222-3). The work covers a variety of topics, including the layout of the orchard and flower and herb gardens, topiary, labyrinths, sundials, etc. Five plates illustrate gardening tools, 18 are of designs for parterres and labyrinths, and two are for topiary. The second title, 'Apparatus plantarum', the sequel to the 'Horticultura', is devoted to bulbous and tuberous plants, including the most popular garden flowers of the time. It 'deals not only with their medicinal and culinary uses, but their care and propagation, places in literature, etc.' (Johnston). Provenance: inscription on verso of last text leaf of Apparatus: 'IASVSH. Anno 1650'; inscription on title 'Ordinis Crucigerorum cum Zubea Stella Pragae 1671'. Hunt 219 and 221; Johnston 181 and 183; Nissen BBI 1147 and 1146; Wellcome 3681 and 3682..

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        RERUM AD SYLVAM-DUCIS ATQUE ALIBI IN BELGIO AUT A BELGIS ANNO MDCXXIX GESTARUM HISTORIA

      Leyden, ex officina Elzeviriorum, 1631.: . Leyden, ex officina Elzeviriorum, 1631.. FIRST EDITION, Latin text, 1631. Folio, 320 x 200 mm, 12½ x 8 inches, fine engraved pictorial title page by Duysend after Cornelis, 5 folding or double page engraved plates and 5 full page text engravings all of maps, plans and fortifications, decorated headpieces and initials, some pictorial, pages (12), 143 (misprinted 141), (24), beautifully printed in large type, bound in full contemporary vellum, plain spine. Spine darkened, covers lightly discoloured and slightly spotted, woodcut bookplate of US artist Claudius Edmund Delbos on front pastedown, front and rear pastedowns very slightly damaged, small pale stain to 1 upper margin, otherwise contents remarkably clean and bright, small neat old paper repair to 1 fore-edge margin. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. Daniel Heinsius (1580 – 1655) humanist and poet, was one of the most famous classical scholars of the Dutch Renaissance, first appointed professor of poetics at Leyden University and later professor of Greek. In this work he gives an account in Latin prose of the three month military siege and capture in 1629 of the town of 's-Hertogenbosch by Frederik Hendrik Prince of Orange, removing it from Habsburg control. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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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 radicum formae, ad vivum partibus duabus, quatuor etiam linguis offeruntur et delineantur... Amsterdam, Johann Jansson, 1647 [bound with:] Florilegii pars secunda...

      1631. Amsterdam, Johann Jansson, 1631. Two vols in one. Folio (410 x 271mm). pp. [xxviii including frontispiece and portrait]; [xii, including terminal blank], with engraved frontispiece-title and portrait to part one, and 110 engraved plates with 560 figures of plants; some occasional marginal staining, several leaves with some browning, generally a very good copy, in contemporary yapped vellum, lettered in manuscript on spine, fore-edge worn. A large copy in its original binding, a later edition (first 1612) of one of the most attractive and popular of the early florilegia. The first part of the work is devoted to bulbous plants, and the second to miscellaneous beautiful and sweet-smelling garden plants. 'The first two editions were essentially catalogues for the selling of plants and bulbs, while the later editions were true florilegia intended for the connoisseur and the scientist... Sweerts was born in Zevenbergen, Holland, in 1552, but spent the greater part of his life in Amsterdam, where he worked as an artist and as a merchant in objects d'art and rare or curious natural specimens... His inventory included a wide variety of cultivated and bulbous plant species. His coupling of professions was an auspicious one, for rare flowers were considered prized items by collectors, but unlike the other objects in the connoisseur's collection, their beauty was transient and could only be captured on paper or canvas... Sweert's fame as a floriculturist spread far and wide, and a white iris was even named after him (the Iris sweertii). His name often appears in the correspondence of naturalists, botanists and floriculturists of the period, and he himself corresponded with many of them, including the floriculturist Matteo Caccini... The Habsburg emperor Rudolf II, possessor of many magnificent collections, tried unsuccessfully to entice Sweerts to join his court in Prague as director of the royal gardens. [In the dedication] Sweerts states that is was Rudolf II... who encouraged him to depict the more rare and unusual flowers in his collection and to have them etched in copper...' (Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi, An Oak Spring Flora p. 43). The designer or engraver of the plates is unknown, although many of the plates are copied from de Bry's Florilegium. 'Over 560 different flowers are depicted. They are grouped by species, and in some cases several appear together on a single page. In the case of the tulips and anemones, only the flower is shown. For other species, such as the Pancratium illyricum (part I, pl. 27) the bulb occupies a large portion of the page' (ibid). Nissen BBI, 1921..

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        Brief mit eigenh. U.

      [Florenz], 10. VIII. 1631.. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt (mit Adresse). Gr.-4to. Mit einem Schuldnerverzeichnis (7 SS. auf 6 Bll. Folio).. An den Florentiner Patrizier Alessandro Caccini mit der Bitte um Gewährung einer Pension an seinen verdienten Mitarbeiter Niccolaio Martinetti. Del Turco fügt nicht nur ein Verzeichnis der wichtigsten von seiner Werkstatt ausgeführten Arbeiten (mit Preisen) bei, sondern auch ein ausführliches Schuldnerverzeichnis ("Lista di Debitori del Faglio levata ad di 11 di Luglio 1631"). Gleich der erste aufgeführte Schuldner ist kein Geringerer als Galileo Galilei, dessen epochemachender "Dialogo sopra i due Massimi Sistemi del Mondo" eben zu dieser Zeit in Florenz in Druck ging, das Werk, für das ihm schon 1633 der Prozeß gemacht werden sollte. Welche Arbeit Galilei bei Caccini in Auftrag gegeben hatte, geht aus der Aufstellung nicht hervor; die Schuld ist mit 26,12.8 Scudi aber eine vergleichsweise geringe, wenn man sie etwa vergleicht mit den 300 Scudi, die der Großherzog Ferdinand II. schuldete, oder den offensichtlich schwer einbringlichen 1330 Scudi, mit denen die Erben nach dem Florentiner Theologen Giovanni Bandini belastet waren, der bereits 1628 als Domherr zu St. Peter in Rom gestorben war. - Durchgehend stärkere Wasserränder bzw. Feuchtigkeitsspuren sowie Randläsuren, jedoch durchwegs gut lesbar.

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

      Asia map, ,1631. Generalmap of Asia, dated anno 1631, english text on verso, size of the map: 37 x 49 cm., on below margins little waterstained.

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