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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 – 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 ’’Brutus’’. Donato era di Firenze, qui nacque nel 1492 e mori’ mori’ a Roma nel 1573, teorico repubblicano fu’ 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’Italia al Santissimo Padre e nostro Signore Papa Paolo III, 1535, Scrisse anche dei Dialoghi de’ giorni che Dante consumo’ nel cercare l’Inferno e il Purgatorio, editi nel 1539, due commedie : il vecchio amoroso 1533-36 in prosa e Milesia in terzine, quest’ultima d’incerta datazione. Formato: [2] p., 506 p., [18] p., [4] c. di tav., 12 cm , m.p. con fregi. Buono, ordinari segni d’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 ‘William Quarles’ (possibly Francis’s nephew, great-nephew, or great-great-nephew of that name) to old binder’s blank, sound The first edition of the last entry in Quarles’ 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 ‘Samson’ 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).‘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’ (Lowndes). ‘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’ (Spurgeon, Commenting & Commentaries, 260). (ESTC S115482)

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        Lettre de la Reyne Mere au Roy avec la response de sa Majesté. 21 Iuillet 1631.

      1631 - A Paris, chez Sebastien Cramosy, 1631. La viscerale ostilità di Maria de' Medici per il suo vecchio collaboratore Richelieu nasceva dal rifiuto della politica estera aggressiva e antispagnola, che doveva apparirle machiavellica e non rispondente agli ideali controriformistici che l'avevano da sempre animata. Luigi XIII decise di troncare l'opposizione al ministro e, il 22 Febbraio 1631, relegò M. nel castello di Compiègne e disperse il suo entourage. Isolata e timorosa di essere inviata in Toscana, M. rifiutò le proposte di trasferirsi nel castello di Moulins e, il 15 Luglio 1631, fuggì dalla sua reclusione, con l'intento di raggiungere la fortezza di La Capelle, al confine con i Paesi Bassi spagnoli, per impadronirsene e trattare con il figlio da una posizione di forza. Di fatto, la scelta di M. risolse quello che per Luigi XIII stava diventando un problema politico spinoso e, non a caso, l'esilio si rivelò definitivo. Da questa data M. non poté più rientrare sul territorio francese e trascorse il resto della vita in sempre più velleitari intrighi per abbattere il potere di Richelieu. In 8vo piccolo (cm. 15,7); pp. 16. Rarissimo. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Irlandiae regnum (Ireland)

      Amsterdam - Engraving with original hand-color. Circa 1631. Sheet size: 18 1/2 x 22 1/2". Inventory#: p1361pmat. 0

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        Les Delices de la Mort

      Chez François Vivien, derriere l'hostel de Ville. Au bon Pasteur., Brusselles (Bruxelles) 1631 - (ENGLISH DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST) / Frontispiece et titre gravé de C. Galle, 2 portraits pleine-page et 4 curieuses figures hors-texte. (8ff) - 284 pages - (4ff - blanc). Reliure plein cuir avec dos à 5 nerfs. Tranches dorées. Pages de garde marbrées. Un ex-libris de Robert Hoe et un ex-libris de Giancarlo Venerosi Pesciolini sur la première page de garde. (Robert Hoe, troisième 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 dirigé par un relieur parisien, le Club Bindery.) Les pages intérieures sont en très bonne condition, propres et solide. TRÈS RARE. Le seul autre exemplaire connu est à la Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique. Photos disponible sur demande. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Breviere des Courtisans, enrichy d'un grand nombre de Figures.

      Brussels, Francois Vivien, 1631. - With: LA SERRE, Jean Puget de. Les Douces Pensees de la Mort. Brussels, François Vivien, 1631. 2 works in one volume. 8vo. (I): (8)ff + 304pp. With extra engraved frontispiece title and 7 engraved plates included in pagination engraved by Peeter de Jode, Cornelius Galle, Ph. de Mallery and Egid. van Schoor after N van der Horst, several large ornamental woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces. Allegorical printer's woodcut device on title (the good shepherd with sheep). (II) (8)ff + 199 + (3)pp. With extra engraved frontispiece title and 6 engraved plates included in pagination by Cornelius Galle (4 signed) after N van der Horst, 17 large floral woodcut initials, some 15 ornamental head-pieces. Allegorical printer's woodcut device on title (the good shepherd with sheep). Morocco-backed marbled boards, gilt spine compartments with label. (I) Breviary for courtiers, divided into seven chapters according to the hours of the day - matins to compline - with a final 'meditation tres-importante, pour faire profit de la lecture de ce Brevière'. The fine engravings illustrate lively scenes of entertainment and pleasure in the courtier's life, contrasted above with episodes from the passion of Christ, each illustrating a time of prayer - Matins, Prime, Tierce, Sexte, None, Vespers and Compline. These are beautifully engraved to show details of contemporary life - costumes, musicians, outdoor feasting, utensils - the plate illustrating Tierce shows a courtier having his hair trimmed and combed while a page holds up a mirror - the parallel register shows Christ's crown of thorns being adjusted by two soldiers with a wrench, his eyes are averted from the mirror held up by a crook-backed attendant. For Vespers an elaborate al fresco feast is contrasted to Christ on the cross taunted with a vinegar sponge. The additional full-page engraved title shows St Anthony reading a copy of the Breviary. (II) The thoughts on death in thirteen chapters include meditations on the tombs of Alexander, Solomon, Croesus and Helen, symbolising the passing of bravery, wisdom, wealth and beauty - illustrated strikingly in one plate. There is a fine portrait of the author, crown imperial blooms decorate the fabric of his sleeve echoed in the ornamental capitals. The additional engraved title shows St Francis reading Les Douces Pensees. The first work is the second edition (first published 1630 - BL1607/112), the second work is the fourth edition revised, corrected and augmented with a table of contents (BL 4402.dd.19). The latter was translated into English as "The sweete thoughts of death, and eternity" (1632) and is an example of English recusant literature. The Breviary is dedicated to Charles XV of Liechtenstein (r.1627 - 1684) , Les Douces Pensees to Le Marquis de St Remy, First Chamberlain to Gaston d'Orleans, brother of Louis XIII to whom the author was librarian. Puget de la Serre (1600-1665) subsequently became 'historiographe de France' and a royal counsellor. (SEE ILLUSTRATION) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Theatre of Gods Judgements: Reissued and Augmented

      Adam Islip for Michael Sparke, London 1631 - [8], 592, ornate capitals throughout, late 19th century half sheep with marbled boards and eps compartmented spine with red gilt title label. Published in the year before the author's death the book details the divine punishments meted out to transgressors of God's law by examples from the Bible, Martyrology, Herodotus,the Greek and Roman classics, the Church Fathers etc, Many examples were translated from "Histoires memorables des grans et merveilleux jugemens et punitions de Dieu" by Jean de Chassanion (1531-1598) including the "Bullet catch trick". The examples are organised by type, ie. punishment for - Those who Rebel against their Superiours - Murderers - to Queenes that were Murderers, for Aldulterie, for Overburdening the Comminaltie with Taxes, to the greatest cities punished for their inquities, to idolaters, blasphemers etc. The work, first published in 1597, also contained more recent examples including the first account of the murder of Christopher Marlowe (1593), who is included as the first modern atheist (pp 149-50). Beard was a staunch Puritan and the headmaster of Huntingdon Grammar School where he taught Oliver Cromwell c. 1604. Leather scuffed, front board loose, some old ink notations including a juvenile alphabet, signature of H. Stacy Marks 1873 on title page, with his bookplate on fpd (English bird painter), p. 308 with tear (no loss of text), a few marginal headings shaved at fore edge. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Donati Iannotii Florentini Dialogi de Repub. Venetorum, cum Notiis et Lib. singulari de forma eiusdem Reip

      Lugd. Batavorum [Leiden]: ex officina Elzeviriana, 1631 - An in-depth study of the institutions of the Venetian republic by this Florentine author, first published in 1540, written with the hope of establishing a similar, representative form of government in Florence. The "Notes" (second part , pp. 289-416) are by Niccolò Crasso, as well as the final section ( De forma reipublicae venetae, pp. 416-506) (VENICE) First Elzevir edition. 24mo. [2] leaves (including engraved title showing the Venetian lion, by Claude Duysend), 506 pp., [9] leaves (Index). With 7 engraved plates (most are folding, some split at folds). Contemporary vellum. Very good. Cicogna 1072; Willems 353 (with no mention of plates) [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Polymathiae sive variae antiquae eruditionis, libri duo, in quibus ritus antiqui.qua sacri, profani, publici, privati. Sacrificiorum, nuptiarum, comitiorum.theatri, militiae, funeris,.philologiae.Proverbiis, Historiis, rebus, illustrati e nucleantur. Cum indicibus locuplentissimis.

      Francisci Grossii, Vicentiae 1631 - [Proverbi-Prima edizione] (cm.23) bella piena pergamena originale, titolo al dorso.-- cc. 22 nn., pp. 214; cc. 2 nn., pp. da 217 a 483, cc. 32 nn. Bei fregi e capilettera in xilografia. Edizione originale di opera curiosa e interessante sui riti degli antichi, sacrifici umani, cerimonie nuziali e funebri, rebus, proverbi ecc. molto rara, manca ad Autori Italiani del '600, Santi "Bibliografia dell' Enigmistica", Du Plessis "Bibliografia Paremiologique", Choix e Brunet. L' autore, di Lucca, pubblicò altre opere curiose. Inoltre poco comuni sono le opere del '600 stampate a Vicenza. Le due parti, con frontis proprio (1631-32) per errore del legatore sono state invertite. Esemplare molto bello e nitido. * Graesse IV 123; * Dura 8022; * British M. Cat. XVII Cent. Italian I 469; * Bruni-Evans "Italian in Cambridge" 2862.[f53] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        America noviter delineata (North and South America)

      Amsterdam 1631 - Engraving with original hand-color. Sheet size: 19 3/8 x 23". Inventory#: p1432pmat.

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        Asia recens summa cura delineata

      Amsterdam 1631 - Engraving with original hand color. Sheet size: 19 1/2 x 23 1/4". Inventory#: p1206pmat.

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

      Rome: Guilelmi Facciotti, 1631.. [16],284,[36]pp. Extra engraved titlepage. 12mo. Contemporary limp vellum, yapp edges, manuscript title on spine. Later library shelf label. Lower half of rear hinge broken. Light tanning throughout. Overall very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. A primary account of the earliest period of American discovery, first published here more than a hundred years after it was written. Taken from a manuscript originally written in 1523 by this friend and companion of Columbus, this is one of the earliest written descriptions of the discovery and condition of the West Indies. It was Geraldini's support of Columbus' argument for a spherical globe that enabled Columbus to be heard by the official council charged with evaluating his proposed voyage. Later, Geraldini himself went to Santo Domingo as the new see's first bishop, and the present text also includes an account of his voyage and a description of the island. He writes that the native race has nearly been extinguished and that he is sending back to Europe two turkeys. His original manuscript was composed in 1523, thus his work precedes that of Oviedo and supplants the great explorer as the first European writer to mention the turkey. "A very scarce and curious volume on the discovery of the West Indies..." - Sabin. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 631/43. SABIN 27116. MEDINA (BHA) 890. STREIT II:1600. JCB (3)II:236-37. APPLETON'S CYCLOPÆDIA II, p.628.

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        The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

      Printed By George Miller, and are to be Sold By Robert Allott, at the Signe of the Black Beare in Pauls Churchyard., London 1631 - The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, compared together by that grave learned philosopher and historiographer, Plutarch of Chaeronea. 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 our of Latine into French by Charles del'Escluse, and out of French into English by Sir Thomas North Knight. A neat inscription to the ffep, dated 1909, and a previous owners' book plate, dated 1897. Has been expertly rebound in full tan leather, with blind tooled parallel lines to both boards, which form a decorative border. 'Plutarch's Lives', 'North' and the date, appear in gilt on the spine, with gilt tooling in all 5 of the other compartments. Sunning to both boards has resulted in the shadow of another book that has been placed on top to become apparant. There are two small cracks to join between the front endpapers, measuring four and a half and fifteen centimetres, with another similar crack in the join between the rear endpapers, measuring nine centimetres. These endpapers are not original, and are also stained around the edges (measuring 0.6mm), where they have taken on the brown colour of the leather. Virtually no foxing to pages, though there is a little discolouration due to age.

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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.

      - 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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        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

      London: Printed by the Assignes of I. More Esq., 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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        LIVRE D'ARCHITECTURE : CONTENANT PLUSIEURS PORTIQUES DE DIFFERENTES INVENTIONS, SUR LES CINQ ORDRES DE COLOMNES

      1631 - un volume, reliure d'époque plein-vélin vieil ivoire parcheminé in-folio (28X41 cm) (jansenist's binding full vellum old ivory in-folio), dos long (spine without raised band) muet (without title), plat à fermoirs à lacets de cuir avec un lacet restant sur quatre, tranches lisses (smooth edges) lisières des pages abimées avec une usure en arrondi (écorné) en haut à droite sur toute les pages, déchirures légères en marge mais nombreuses,ex-libris manuscrit à l'encre brune : " .Nail Tailleur de pierre et architecte à Angers." , orné de 40 planches gravées sur Bois (engraving-wood) en noir par Francini dont le portrait de Francini signé " Bosse fecit" parAbraham Bosse, présence de léger trous en marge de la dernière gravure , cicatrices de mouillures (scars of waterstains), manque marginal de papier sur la page n'atteignant à aucun moment la gravure (lack of paper, but the engraving is intact), sans pagination (unpaginated) (1 p.), 4 pages de texte, 40 planches gravées, 1631 A Paris, Chez Melchior Tavernier, Graueur & Imprimeur du Roy pour les Tailles douces Editeur, .Melchior Tavernier (Anvers, 1594 - Paris, 1665) est un graveur-libraire et cartographe français. Il eut pour apprenti Abraham Bosse, Les Francine, Francini, Franciny, Franchine, Francyne, Fransini, ou encore Fransiny sont des ingénieurs des eaux et des scénographes florentins. Frère de Thomas, oncle de François et de Pierre, parent du sculpteur Francesco di Bartolomeo Bordoni, Alexandre est né à Florence vers 1571, naturalisé français en 1603, mort en 1648, avait la charge de l'entretien des eaux et fontaines du château de Fontainebleau. L'art de Francine reste dans la tradition du Florentin Buontalenti, " ingeniere dei fiumi " du grand duc de Toscane, auteur des fabriques du célèbre jardin de Pratolino ; de celle de Frederico Zuccari, auteur du portail romain de la via Gregoriana en forme de bouche monstrueuse.". Il est l'auteur de ce Livre d'architecture, publié en 1631 (puis réédité en 1640) par Melchior Tavernier, dont les planches sont gravées par Abraham Bosse. Même si le nom de ce dernier n'apparaît que sur la planche du frontispice, et que celui de Melchior Tavernier figure sur toutes les autres (il y a quarante planches avec le frontispice) soit avec son seul excudit, soit, pour les planches II et IV, avec la mention qu'il en est le graveur, il n'y a guère de doute que BOSSE SOIT L'AUTEUR DE TOUTES LES PLANCHES.le rôle de Tavernier se réduisant sans doute à la direction du travail.".(référence BNF: expositions bnf fr bosse grand 063 htm - 6k ).* Fowler 126; Wiebenson III-A-12; Millard, French, 75 (2nd ed. of 1640); Hillary Ballon in Avery's Choice, no. 76; Berlin Katalog 3852; Brunet II.1374; .de toute RARETE."dans son jus" (satisfactory condition with however the defects related to the use and on seniority of the book). . La Librairie Guimard offre aux clients AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 4000 EUR. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The repertorie of records, remaining in the 4. treasuries on the receipt side at Westminster, the two remembrancers of the Exchequer

      London : Printed by B. Alsop and T. Fauucet, for B. Fisher, dwelling at the signe of the Talbot in Aldersgate-street, London 1631 - Collation, [i]+217pp. Bound in full calf. At some time but not recently this volume has been rebacked retaining the original boards. Boards are rubbed on corners with some wear loss, library number on spine. Binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, no loose pages, occsional library stamp of mark, ( about 10 in all ). Pages in good clean condition throughout. A very good clean copy, in a very good solid binding. A21. ( FULL TITLE ) The repertorie of records, remaining in the 4. treasuries on the receipt side at Westminster, the two remembrancers of the Exchequer : with a briefe introductive index of the records of the Chancery and Touuer, whereby to give the better direction to the records abovesaid : as also a most exact calender of all those records of the Touuer, in which are contained and comprised whatsoever may give satisfaction to the searcher, for tenure or tytle of any thing. Size: Small Quarto [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ISAGOGE PHYSICO-MAGICO-MEDICA in qua Signaturae non paucorum Vegetabilium et Animalium .. depinguntur, ex quibus Mundi superioris Astralis, cum inferiori Elementali .. mirabilisque & occulta Sympathia et Anthipathia rerum manifeste elucescunt. OPUSCULUM lectu jucundum .. Authore Augusto Etzlero Albimontano

      Argentinae (Strassburg): Caspar Dietzel, 1631. Hardcover. Good+. Large winged figure carrying set square and a bridle as printer's mark on titlepage. Small octavo newer brown cloth with new endpapers. Bookplate of Thorwald Dethlefsen (astrologist b.1946) on front and Kawwana on rear endpaper, small purple inkstamp of Woinrich Trünker on back of titlepage. Titlepage +[4]pp Dedication +176pp +[8]pp Index up to Scabies so Lacks final leaf (A-M in 8's but lacking M8). Gutter margin tightly bound but entirely readable. Fore-edge margin a bit cropped touching 1st letter of side notes on about 12 leaves, with more serious loss to 3 pages of Index. *A very interesting description of the supposed influence Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury & the Moon have on disease & medicine. Discusses herbs, animals and how men born under these signs exhibit characteristic traits. Metals belonging to each planetary sign, illnesses & morbidity associated with each - eg. Venereal disease (Venus) and lunacy (the Moon). A rare volume only found in the British Library and Oxford's Bodleian - not in Auction records since 1970's.

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        Histoire Du Siege De Bol Duc et De Ce Qui S'est Passe Es Paisbas Unis I'an MDCXXIX (1629): Faicte Francoise, Du Latin De Daniel Heinsius

      1631 - Hardback, no dust-wrapper. Recently rebound in half-calf, new end-papers. Text in French. 212pp. Engraved title page repaired. 10 engraved plans. 1st edition 1631. Plan at p.42 in facsimile. Plan at p.54 repaired and laid down. Some marginal marking to 'Table, Des choses Principales Continues en cet Histoire' pages at rear, with mark to last page. Private ownership. (p15) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kinderbacchanal.

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

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        De Arthritide Tractatus Cui accessit Tragopodagra Luciani.

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

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        Le Breviere des courtisans

      . L. Bruxelles, Fran?ois Vivien, 1631.Second edition, colophon leaf notes date of 20 March 1631. The first edition was published in 1630 both in Paris and Brussels).Ref Cioranescu 55749 (ed. of 1631) 8vo. Contemporary vellum, lettered in ink on spine and dated 1631. Some soiling, A very good copy. Leaf of title engraving, leaf of title with engraving centered, leaf with engraving verso of Prince Charles Eusebe, 4p dedication signed P. De la Serre, leaf of blank, 1p au lecteur, 1p priv. 1p blank, 1p engraving of Matins showing musicians playing while Christ prays. Engravings at C2v, E4v, H4v, K6v, M7v, R8v. Collation: a-8, A-T8. Leaf E5 missigned F5. The book was first published in 1630, at Brussels with the imaginative plates designed by Nicolaas van der Horst and engraved by Cornelis Galle, Philip Mallery and others, and at Paris where the plates were engraved by Moncornet. The book is divided into 7 parts according to the main devotional hours for a divine, from matins to complices, each part illustrated with a richly designed engraved plate showing a religious scene of the suffering of Christ together with a strongly contrasting scene of the wordly pleasures of courtesans. This ìBreviaryî is actually an illustrated ìcautionaryîfor courtiers and young people of wealth and station. It suggest that pleasure and luxuries such as playing music, dancing, dressing in the latest fashions, and dining with other courtiers are shameful vanities of a surface world when compared to the suffering and austerity of Christ and his world of . It is similar in theme to Le Miroir qui ne flatte point, published in 1632. The author Jean Puget de la Serra was a writer and French playwright, born in Toulouse in 1595 and died in Paris in July 1665. Born without means, he had to write for a living and as a result, he wrote over a hundred works in several genres including histories, devotional works, novels, dramas and poetry. His obvious need to write what would sell helped to establish his reputation as a mediocre author (not wholly deserved since he was admired in his time by Boileau). During his Brussels period (1626-1639?) he wrote several ballets for the court, an historical account of Marie de Mediciís visit to the Low Countries, 1639 (Landwehr, splendid ceremonies, item 84. Watanabe 2661), and this novel. ìThese works in exile which are counted among the most important of La Serreís career brought him glory and prestige.î (Meyer). Ultimately, he returned to France. Even though he had followed Marie de M??dicis into her exile and was himself banished as a result, he obtained favor of the King and of Richelius who gave him a pension of 2000 ??cus and made him historiographer of France. He is also was librarian to the brother Gaston díOrleans, brother of Louis XIII. Le Serre is now coming to the attention of historians because of the illustrations for his works, many of which are emblematic as well as beautifully executed. A full 60 of his works are illustrated, many of these under his direct supervision. Beginning in 1624, Le Serre started to illustrate his works. He understood the power of the illustration to draw readers. He often spent vast sums of his own to ensure the illustrations were well executed. He further protected his investment by keeping control of the copyright in the privilege. According to V??ronique Meyer, the illustrations and ornamentation of the book were a constant concern for La Serre. ìIf itís difficult to pin down his part in the development of the plates, it was important. Certainly, his interest sets him off some distance from classical authors, who, according to a still current idea, would only offer their text to bookstores. But La Serre is truly a sort of mercenary who lives by his writing. He is among those writers whose success, supported often by images, didnít fail in his lifetime and even continued later in the century. Sometimes more than the greats, his works highlight the tastes and preoccupations of the time. While some authors scorned illustration and preferred sometimes to pass it by completely, La Serre gave it a prominent place...The portrait was one of the modes of illustration which he preferred, whether it was of him, the dedicatee, or the object of the panegyric. With these portraits, he assured publicity, flattered his protectors, and reinforced the homages of the dedication. Whether they seek to seduce, impress, or intrigue, the illustration holds the attention of the reader. Indispensable complement to the text, the illustration encourages a parallel narrative, it often reveals a hidden meaning or under-story. Often it is used to signal the content of the work before reading begins. All evidence points to the illustration being for La Serre an absolute necessity; he encouraged different editions of his work in Paris, in the provinces, and out of the country. Even if, and perhaps because the case of La Serre appears in this extreme domain, it affords a better path to see the attitude of 17th century authors toward the illustration, its production, and its reception by the public.î Ref: Meyer, VÃ?ronique. Un Auteur de XVIIe SiÃ?cle et líillustration de ses livres. Jean Puget de la Serre (1595-1665). SociÃ?tÃ? de l'Ecole des chartes (France) *Librairie Droz, 1976; PicquÃ?, Camillle. Description du Palais Royah de Mariemont 1628-1632 in SociÃ?tÃ? palÃ?ontologique et archÃ?ologique de l 'arrondissement judiciaire de Charleroi (Belgium) Volume: 21 1897, p.212. (PicquÃ? was the chief of the numismatic section â?¡ la BibliothÃ?que Royale de Belgique); van Wyhe, Cordula. Court and Convent: The Infanta Isabella and Her Franciscan Confessor AndrÃ?s de Soto. The Sixteenth Century Journal, Vol. 35, No. 2 (Summer, 2004), pp. 411-445: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20476943 .

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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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