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2015-12-22 21:56:38
Willem BLAEU Amsterdam, circa 1640. Copper engraving with outline colour (decorative modern colour, very light stain in the lower part of the image in the cartouche, otherwise in a good condition), 37,5 x 52 cm.
1631. Map shows the Caribbean, Florida, the south-east coast of the United States, Central America and the north coast of South America. Based on Hessel Gerritsz' map from 1631. Dedicated to Albert Coenraadsz. Burgh (1593 – 1647), a Dutch physician, a mayor of Amsterdam and a councillor in the Admiralty of Amsterdam. The Blaeu Family: The Leading Cartographers of the 17th Century Willem Jansz Blaeu (1571-1638) was, more than any other figure, responsible for the ascension of Dutch cartography to a globally dominant position. Blaeu, originally from Alkmaar, north of Amsterdam, got his start while serving as an apprentice to the legendary Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe at his observatory of Uranienborg, from 1594 to 1596. Upon Willem’s return to the Netherlands, he started a business making charts, globes and nautical instruments. His timing was impeccable, as the Dutch economy, based on maritime trade, was booming and there was an insatiable demand for high quality sea charts and nautical kit. Notably, in 1596, the Dutch made their first voyage to the East Indies, which led the establishment of the Dutch East India Company in 1602. The VOC would be one of Blaeu’s anchor clients and in 1633 he was appointed the Company’s official hydrographer. Blaeu’s sea atlas of European waters, Het Licht der Zee-vaert (1608) was revolutionary, being the first broadly accurate maritime atlas. He went on to create magnificent wall maps, large-format charts and eventually terrestrial atlases, all decorated with the finest Dutch Baroque artistry. In particular, the Pascaarte van alle de Zecuste … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor [München, Germany]
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2015-12-22 21:56:38
Willem BLAEU Amsterdam, circa 1640. Copper engraving with outline colour (decorative modern colour, very light stain in the lower part of the image in the cartouche, otherwise in a good condition), 37,5 x 52 cm.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor [München, Germany]
2015-12-22 21:56:38
Willem BLAEU Amsterdam, circa 1640. Copper engraving with outline colour (decorative modern colour, very light stain in the lower part of the image in the cartouche, otherwise in a good condition), 37,5 x 52 cm.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor [München, Germany]
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2015-12-12 17:59:42
ISOCRATES.
Basel, Ludwig König 1631.. 8°. 8 Bll., 927 [recte 917] S., 29 Bll. Pgmt. d. Zt. Mit hs. Rückentit., Tit m. altem hs. Besitzvermerk u. kl. Ausschnitt im unteren weißen Rand (ohne Textverlust) Vorsatz m. alten hs. Eintragungen, wenige Unterstreichungen im Text. einige Bll. m. kl. Randläsuren. Ohne fliegendes Nachsatzbl. VD 17: 23324695S - Griechisch-latein. Parallelausgabe. - Kolophon: Basilea, Ex Officina Waldkirchiana, Anno salutis humanae 1613. - Isokrates, (436-338 v. Chr.), wurde zu den bekannten zehn attischen Rednern gezählt. Er eröffnete um 390 in Athen eine Schule für Redner. Später war er auch als politischer Publizist tätig. Seine Bedeutung liegt in der Entwicklung neuer literarischer Formen, in seiner Vorbildfunktion für die spätere Rhetorik und seinem damit verbundenen Einfluß auf das antike Bildungswesen sowie in seiner Auseinandersetzung mit Platon. Hieronymus Wolf (1516-1580), deutscher Humanist und Philologe. Er gilt als Begründer der deutschen Byzantinistik.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag
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2015-12-11 05:36:55
Keller Jakob, 1568-1631 (Jesuit)
Keller Jakob, 1568-1631 (Jesuit). 30 Jhr.Krieg-Böhemische geheimbe Cantzlei, 1624, Tschernembl/Keller Böhemische geheimbe Cantzley. Das ist: Consultationes Oder Underschidliche Rathschläg vnd Vota, Der maisten vnd wichtigsten sachen, welche von Anfang der Böhemischen, vnd anderer folgenden Auffständ wegen vorgangener reiection, Neuwer wahl, darinnen Dennemarck, Sauoyen vnd Pfaltz vorgeschlagen, sampt andern Confoederationen &c. von den Böhmischen so wol als auch andern Herrn vnd Ständen ins werck gericht worden/ vnd fürgangen, oder fürgehen sollen. Von wort zu wort auß dem Original Protocol, so in der Haidelbergischen Cantzley gefunden worden, gezogen. Mit nohtwendigen Glossis erklärt. Tschernembl, Georg Erasmus, 1567-1626; Herausgeber jakob Keller, 1568-1631 IV, 214 s. ; 8° (20 cm), Gebräunt, etwas fleckig, Titel mit 1624 datiertem Besitzervermerk des späteren Rektors der universität Leipzig, Enoch Heiland, 1581-1639 Hohenemser, Slg. Freytag, 5249 und Slg. Zum Jungen, 89. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat [Hammelburg, Germany]
2015-11-30 02:44:53
Geraldini, Alexandri
Rome, 1631. Extra engraved titlepage. 12mo. Contemporary limp vellum, yapp edges, manuscript title on spine, later library shelf label. Lower half of rear hinge broken. Light toning throughout. Overall very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. A primary account of the earliest period of American discovery, first published here more than a hundred years after it was written. Taken from a manuscript originally written in 1523 by this friend and companion of Columbus, this is one of the earliest written descriptions of the discovery and condition of the West Indies. It was Geraldini's support of Columbus' argument for a spherical globe that enabled Columbus to be heard by the official council charged with evaluating his proposed voyage. Later, Geraldini himself went to Santo Domingo as the new see's first bishop, and the present text also includes an account of his voyage and a description of the island. He writes that the native race has nearly been extinguished and that he is sending back to Europe two turkeys. His original manuscript was composed in 1523, thus his work precedes that of Oviedo and supplants the great explorer as the first European writer to mention the turkey. "A very scarce and curious volume on the discovery of the West Indies..." - Sabin.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana
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2015-11-28 00:37:57
MEURSIUS, Johannes
ex officina Ioannis Maire, Leiden, 1631. DE THOU'S COPY FIRST EDITION. 4to. pp. 112, (xii). A-O?, P? Roman and Greek letter, some Italic. Woodcut printer’s device on title, small floriated woodcut initial, gilt oval book label of George Agar Ellis on pastedown, and of the Wigan free Public Library on fly, their blindstamp to blank margin of title, repeated on last, acquisition note dated 1901 with shelf mark on pastedown. A very good copy in contemporary polished French calf, gilt arms of de Thou and his second wife, Gasparde de la Chastre to covers, spine with raised bands, richly gilt in compartments, with their monogram ‘IAGG’, joints and head of spine a little worn, small repair to tail, all edges red. Rare first edition of this neo-pythagorian treatise on numbers by the renowned classicist Johannes Meursius in a lovely contemporary armorial binding from the extraordinary collection of Jacques Auguste de Thou. De Thou (1553-1617), scholar and historian, the greatest French book collector of his day, of whom it was long said that a man had not seen Paris who had not seen the library of de Thou. He of course died before 1631, but his son frequently added to his father’s collection and continued to use the final form of his father’s arms on the bindings of his acquisitions. Johanne Meurius (Van Meurs) was a Dutch classical scholar and antiquary. In 1610 he was appointed professor of Greek and history at Leiden, and in the following year historiographer to the States-General of the Netherlands. As a result of the upheavals caused by the eighty years war he accepted the offe … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sokol Books Ltd. ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
2015-11-28 00:37:57
MEURSIUS, Johannes
Bookseller: Sokol Books Ltd. ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
2015-11-24 06:56:42
SENNERT (Daniel).
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]
Bookseller: Librería Comellas
2015-11-22 11:43:22
Goffar Antoine (Antonio)
Martini Bonacinae..., Operum de morali, A. Goffar, Coloniae, anno 1631 Martini Bonacinae... Operum de morali theologia, omnibusque conscientiae nodis, compendium, authore D. Antonio Goffar,.... Antoine Goffar Gerardi Pinchon, Coloniae, 1631, 12°, 15x9 cm., - 778 pp., worldwide only in three libraries. For more informations please look below link Erstellt durch eBay Turbo ListerDas kostenlose Einstell-Tool. Stellen Sie Ihre Artikel schnell und bequem ein und verwalten Sie Ihre aktiven Angebote.
Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat [Germany]
2015-11-21 08:10:57
- 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.
Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat
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2015-11-12 23:10:15
WINSEMIUS, Pierius
Ex officinna Uldrici Balck, 1631. FIRST EDITION. 12mo. pp. [xxiv], 216. Italic letter, prefaces in Roman. Title within fine engraved border, Venus to the left, Cupid to the right, putti above holding a laurel wreath over an allegorical 'muse', small woodcut and typographical headpieces, woodcut initials, "Prudentia - vira - defensio 1632" in contemporary hand on t-p, autograph of C.J.J. Hamilton on fly, early note in Latin concerning the text on fly, engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Charles J.J. Hamilton Bart. on pastedown, traces of early stamped ex-libris with monogram on rear pastedown. Light age yellowing, small tear to B2 just touching two letters, no loss. A very good copy in contemporary possibly English dark morocco, covers blind ruled to a panel design, acorn fleuron blind stamped to corners and center of inner panel, spine with raised bands, head and corners a little worn. a.e.r. Rare first edition of these neo-Latin poems on the subject of Love by Pier van Winsem (1586-1644), a Frisian lawyer and historian appointed, by the States of Friesland, their official historian in 1616. Early in his career he had studied medecine at Leiden but abandoned his studies to devote himself to literature. He studied both in Sweden and France eventually obtaining a doctorate in Law at Caen in 1611. In 1636 he became professor of rhetoric at the University of Franeker. He is perhaps best known for, a chronicle of Friesland. He appears also to have been a public servant, referring in his dedicatory letter to an embassy he took part in to the Duchy of Brunswick. His Amores contain … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sokol Books Limited [GB]
2015-11-11 19:21:15
Tassin Nicolas, ????-1655
Tassin Nicolas, ????-1655. Champagne/Atlas, N. Tassin, anno 1631, 50 maps+Townviews Atlas, edited by Nicolas Tassin, anno 1631, with 50 maps and townviews. New vellumbinding, size: 15x20 cm.,. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat [Hammelburg, Germany]
2015-11-08 08:50:23
Peter Engerisser (Autor)
Späthling Späthling Auflage: 2. Auflage: 2. Hardcover 747 S. 25 x 17,8 x 5,8 cm Zustand: gebraucht - sehr gut, Die Jahre 1631 bis 1635 überzogen Franken, Schwaben und die Oberpfalz mit einer Vielzahl kriegerischer Ereignisse. Dieses Buch bietet einerseits eine detaillierte chronologische Schilderung der historischen Abläufe dieses Zeitraumes. Es vermittelt aber auch ein eindrucksvolles Bild von Heerwesen, Söldnermentalität, Sitten, Gebräuchen und Zeitgeist des Dreizigjährigen Krieges sowie dessen verheerenden Auswirkungen auf Alltag und Leben der Bevölkerung. In mehr als 120 Kurzbiographien erfährt der Leser zudem interessante Details - vor allem über die weniger bekannten Befehlshaber und Offiziere dieser Epoche. Die hier vorliegende überarbeitete und erheblich erweiterte Auflage enthält erstmals die genaue Nomenklatur aller im Gebiet des damaligen Fränkischen Kreises in Aktion getretenen Regimenter und ihrer Befehlshaber - von der Schlacht bei Bamberg 1632 bis zu der bei Nördlingen 1634. Versand D: 6,95 EUR Die Jahre 1631 bis 1635 überzogen Franken, Schwaben und die Oberpfalz mit einer Vielzahl kriegerischer Ereignisse. Dieses Buch bietet einerseits eine detaillierte chronologische Schilderung der historischen Abläufe dieses Zeitraumes. Es vermittelt aber auch ein eindrucksvolles Bild von Heerwesen, Söldnermentalität, Sitten, Gebräuchen und Zeitgeist des Dreizigjährigen Krieges sowie dessen verheerenden Auswirkungen auf Alltag und Leben der Bevölkerung. In mehr als 120 Kurzbiographien erfährt der Leser zudem interessante Details - vor allem über die weniger bekannten B … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lars Lutzer [Germany]
2015-11-07 22:38:20
Keller Jakob, 1568-1631 (Jesuit)
Keller Jakob, 1568-1631 (Jesuit). Dreissigjähriger Krieg, Geschichte, Keller/Jocher, anno 1628, selten DREISSIGJÄHRIGER KRIEG – (KELLER, J., UND W. JOCHER), Der Unierten Protestirenden Archif, darin(n) der Unierten Protestirenden vornembste Thathandlungen, Anschläg und zu des H. Röm. Reichs, der Römisch Catholischen Kaiser, Fürsten und Stände an tag gelegt werden. O. O. und Dr., 1628. 4º. 4 Bl., 318, 536 S. Pgt. d. Zt. mit tls. läd. Schließbändern, Monogramm CK auf dem Vorderdeckel und dat. 1628 (tls. mit Wurmlöchern, etw. fleckig, beschabt und bestoßen). Erste Ausgabe. – Holzmann-B. VI, 1358. Bircher A 2939. Koser, Kanzleienstreit, 80. ADB XIV, 102. – Die Verfasserschaft ist nicht ganz geklärt, nach Holzmann und Bohatta sind Keller und Jocher die Autoren, Koser schreibt die Autorschaft Wilhelm Jocher zu, Bircher nur Jakob Keller, ebenso Stieve in der ADB, "doch wirkte Jocher bei der Ausscheidung der zu veröffentlichenden Actenstücke mit." – Dem Werk zugehörig und beigefügt ist die 536-seitige Flugschrift "Appendix in qua Originalia ad hunc librum spectantia", die Koser ebenso Jocher zuschreibt. – "Die Appendix, die erste Sammlung von Acten zur Geschichte der Union, enthält nicht bloss solche Dokumente, die schon 1621 in der Anhaltischen Kanzlei auszüglich mitgeteilt waren, sondern auch eine grosse Anzahl der zu Heidelberg vorgefundenen Papiere, darunter einige schon 1624 in dem 'Beharrlichen General Rat' und der 'Holländischen Bundsverwandnuss' sowie 1625 in der Sammlung 'Camerarii epistolae selectae' publizierte Stücke" (Koser 81). – Leicht gebräunt, fast fleckenlos. Kell … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat [Hammelburg, Germany]
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2015-11-07 17:23:40
Blaeu W.+J.,Atlases,Maps,Townboo
Blaeu W.+J.,Atlases,Maps,Townboo - Piemonte, anno 1631, Blaeu W., old colours Copperengraving, edited by W. Blaeu, anno1631, german text on verso, "PEDEMONTANA Regio cum GENVENSIVM territorio et MONTISFERRATI Marchionatu." Size: 385 x 494 mm. To see the Riviera between Nizza and Rapallo. Clean pring. WE GARANTEE AN ORIGINAL MAP EDITED BY W. BLAEU! [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat
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2015-11-06 14:18:39
Bernardus Claraevallensis (Bernard, of Clairvaux, Saint).
Printed by E[lizabeth] A[llde] for Robert Allot, 1631. All early English editions of St. Bernard's Meditations are rare. This translation of his Tractatus de interiori domo self-identies as "The third edition, much amended by W.P. Mr. of Arts in Cambridge." That is, it is the third edition of W.P.'s translation, the first of which appeared in 1611 and was proceeded by printings of earlier translations in 1499 and 1525. The identity of "W.P." remains unknown and a cataloguer at Harvard dissents regarding Bernard's authorship, writing: "Neither part is by Saint Bernard: the first piece in pt. [2] is a translation of Meditationes de interiori homine, also wrongly ascribed to Hugh of St. Victor." Searches of WorldCat, NUC, and ESTC locate only five copies in U.S. libraries, one having been deaccessioned and being the copy offered here. Harvard notes of its copy: "Imperfect: lower half of the t.p. containing the edition statement and imprint wanting." The printer Elizabeth Allde was the widow of printer Edward Allde, who was active from 1584 to his death in 1628; he was successor to his printer father John Allde (variously Allde, Aldaye, Alde or Aldye), fl. 1555-92, a Scottish stationer and printer. Elizabeth was active from 1628 to 1633, at which latter date she passed the business to Richard Oulton (or Olton), her son-in-law. He continued the firm for another ten years only. Provenance: On the front free endpaper: "From the Hon. Rev. Lowther Barrington, Buckinghamshire, Eng., 1835."
Bookseller: PRB&M/SessaBks (Philadelphia Rare Books & MSS Co.) [U.S.A.]
2015-10-30 16:15:49
WALKINGTON, Thomas
Bookseller: Sokol Books Ltd. ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
2015-10-29 13:39:08
FELTHAM, Owan
London: for Henry Seite, 1631. FOURTH EDITION. 1 vol., 7-1/2" x 5-5/8", (iv)448pp.(xi), engraved title-page, remargined on fore and bottom edges, complete. Bound in fine full blue morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, covers ruled in gilt, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, with the bookplates of Sir Edward Sullivan and Charles Whibley, housed in a full red morocco slipcase, ribbed gilt lettered spine. STC 10759. "We lay aside the Resolves, as we part from our dearest friends, in hope of frequently returning to them. We recomend the whole of them to our readers' perusal. They will find therein more solid maxims, as much piety, and far better writing, tan in most pulpit lectures now current among us." - Ubi supra. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA [Somerville, NJ, U.S.A.]
2015-10-20 12:49:52
Pindar:
Pisa, Tanagli, 1631.. 4°. (9) Bl., 748 S., (31) Bl. Mit 1 gest. (ankol.) Titel und 7 Kupfer im Text (davon 5 ganzs.). Flexibler Pergamentband der Zeit.. Die Epinikia mele (Siegeslieder), Sammlung von Preisgesängen des griechischen Dichters Pindar (522 oder 518 v. Chr. - 446 v. Chr.) in italienischer Sprache, übersetzt von Alessandro Adimari. Die Kupfertafeln zeigen Wettkämpfe und Sportgeräte. - Die Vorsätze fleckig. Bindung gelockert. Der Pergamentbezug fleckig und an den Kanten mit Einrissen. (Sprache: Italienisch / Italiano / Italian)
Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz
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2015-10-09 20:31:45
MILHARD Pierre
Lyon: Chez la veuve de Claude Rigaud, 1631. Fine. Chez la veuve de Claude Rigaud, Lyon 1631, 2 tomes en un Vol. in 8 (10,5x17,5), (39); 991 pp.; (55), deux tomes reliés en un volume. - New edition, published after the original timber illustrated in 1597. copy etched in the text, as well as drop caps, headbands and brand in the fine-editor. Title page in red and black. Work full well his dedicatory epistle and its table of contents. Full vellum, smooth spine with partial manuscript to the featherweight title. Trace of an old label on the back, flat bottom with a few tasks. Waterstains important that shall not prevent the reading of the text. Two sheets of white keeps missing the beginning of volume. One of the editions of this pastoral manual, first published in 1597 (under the title The true guide Curates, curates and confessors) at Toulouse and partially written by the Benedictine Pierre Milhard. Abbot of Notre-Dame-de-Simorre but reclusive in his cell after trepanation, he wrote until his death in 1627 various compilations pastoral character. This did not prevent the success of his compositions on the one hand by the refusal of moral or ascetic rigor which the author had been victimized by their own austerities (and as such, the Guide was condemned by the Sorbonne as lax in 1619 conviction over by the synod of Bordeaux from 1624); secondly, by the systematic and practical side of its recommendations (which earned the book have been imposed as a single pastoral reference in the diocese of Agen). --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apol … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet
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2015-10-06 23:05:37
Doddridge, Sir John; Dodderidge, Sir John
1631. Advice for Aspiring Lawyers in Seventeenth-Century England Doddridge, Sir John [1555-1628]. The English Lawyer. Describing a Method for the Managing of the Lawes of this Land. And Expressing the Best Qualities Requisite in the Student, Practizer, Judges and Fathers of the Same. London: Printed by the Assignes of I. More Esq, 1631. [viii], 271, [1] pp. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary calf, rebacked, raised bands to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, a few shallow scuffs to boards. Woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Moderate toning to text, faint dampstaining to corners of a few leaves. Neat underlining in several places, brief recent notes in faint pencil to a few places. A handsome copy. * Only edition. Doddridge wrote this book to advise aspiring lawyers. Among other points, such as suggested readings and advice concerning personal demeanor, he urges the student to acquire a solid liberal-arts education that emphasizes subjects with practical application, such as logic and etymology. Regarding the specifics of legal education, he discusses the best methods of study and information on the sources and principles of English law. Holdsworth said it was the "most notable" book of its kind. As distinguished a jurist as Coke and Bacon, Doddridge was a counselor of the King's Bench, a Serjeant for Prince Henry, Solicitor-General, a Member of Parliament and the author of five important works, all published posthumously. Holdsworth, A History of English Law V:397-398. English Short-Title Catalogue S109764.
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2015-09-17 22:40:18
WEEVER, John
London: Thomas Harper, 1631., 1631. Folio. In recent full speckled calf centre rectangle binding, with red title label, raised bands, and blind tooling to spine; all edges speckled, plain endpapers. Illustrated with copper engraved portrait frontispiece and title page, and eighteen in-text woodcuts of funerary architecture and design. Binding is handsome, free from signs of wear. Internally clean and free from spotting, with very occasional pencil annotations particularly to the sections on the diocese of Canterbury and the diocese of London. Engraved frontispiece and title laid down to red ruled pages c.1900. Title page shows an old amateur repair to corner. Bound without the 14 page index (commonly lacking). A Lancashire man of diminutive stature, rarely seen without his pipe, Weever's substantial legacy rests on both literary and historical achievements, which are combined in his survey of the funerary architecture and sculpture of the United Kingdom, focusing particularly on the dioceses of Canterbury, Rochester, London and Norwich. His primary interest was in the written inscriptions rather than depictions of the monuments themselves, and this has proved to be of immense value because of the subsequent loss of many of these inscriptions. An extraordinary combination of praise for the nobles and royals who constructed the monuments with a universal momento mori that reminds us all of how we come to dust and ashes, Weever's prose is readable, fascinating, and learned without becoming overwhelming.
Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books
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2015-09-03 18:47:11
WEEVER, John
London: Thomas Harper, 1631., 1631. Folio. In recent full speckled calf centre rectangle binding, with red title label, raised bands, and blind tooling to spine; all edges speckled, plain endpapers. Illustrated with copper engraved portrait frontispiece and title page, and eighteen in-text woodcuts of funerary architecture and design. Binding is handsome, free from signs of wear. Internally clean and free from spotting, with very occasional pencil annotations particularly to the sections on the diocese of Canterbury and the diocese of London. Engraved frontispiece and title laid down to red ruled pages c.1900. Title page shows an old amateur repair to corner. Bound without the 14 page index (commonly lacking). A Lancashire man of diminutive stature, rarely seen without his pipe, Weever's substantial legacy rests on both literary and historical achievements, which are combined in his survey of the funerary architecture and sculpture of the United Kingdom, focusing particularly on the dioceses of Canterbury, Rochester, London and Norwich. His primary interest was in the written inscriptions rather than depictions of the monuments themselves, and this has proved to be of immense value because of the subsequent loss of many of these inscriptions. An extraordinary combination of praise for the nobles and royals who constructed the monuments with a universal momento mori that reminds us all of how we come to dust and ashes, Weever's prose is readable, fascinating, and learned without becoming overwhelming.
Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books
2015-08-25 05:07:53
KEPLER, Johannes] Martinus HORTENSIUS
Leiden, Jean Maire, 1631. 4to (184 x 140 mm), pp [viii] 54 [2], with woodcut printer's device on title and several woodcut illustrations in text; some slight marginal browning, a very good copy in nineteenth-century calf, tooled borders in blind, gilt dentelles, edges gilt, joints cracked but sound.First edition of this work on determining the angular diameter of the sun, in which Hortensius was in dispute with Kepler. 'Hortensius made observations on eclipses and on transits and endeavored to improve existing telescopes.'His findings concerning the angular diameter of the sun, mentioned in his preface to Lansberge's Commentationes [1630], were vehemently criticized by Kepler in 1631, but were eventually vindicated by Hortensius in 1634 [1631 in fact, in the present work]. By using one of the primitive telescopes of the time and studying solar eclipses, he found the solar angular diameter to be 36' at perigee and 33'34'' at apogee, with a ratio of 1.072. Kepler, on the other hand, believed that a telescope distorted the image and preferred to employ a small hole at the end of a long tube; he found a mean value of 30' and a ratio of 1.033 (actual values 32'04'' and 1.034). This question was of great importance, because it was directly connected to the matter of the eccentricity of the earth's orbit, which Kepler had investigated by using observations of Mars. Kepler was vehement regarding this issue and used untenable arguments; Hortensius responded politely but suggested that Kepler might have altered the observational results in order to get agreement' (DSB).The complete t … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: WP Watson Antiquarian Books [London, United Kingdom]
2015-08-23 08:45:28
SENNERT (Daniel).
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]
Bookseller: Librería Comellas
2015-08-21 14:05:30
Winsemius, Pierius (1586-1644).
. Franekarae, Uldrici Balck 1631. 12°. 12 Bl., 216 S. mit 1 Kupfertitel. Pgmt.d.Zt.mit gepr. Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. Papier etwas gebräunt. Pieris Winsemius studierte in Franeker und Leiden, er wurde 1616 offiziell ernannter Historiograph der friesischen Staaten. 1636 wurde er Professor and der Universität Franeker. Die Amores enthalten neulateinische Dichtungen leicht erotischen Inhalts in der Nachfolge Ovids. Gutes Exemplar. -CHF 600.00.
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Winsemius, Pierius (1586-1644)
Franekarae, Uldrici, 1631. 12°. 12 Bl., 216 S. mit 1 Kupfertitel. Pgmt.d.Zt.mit gepr. Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. Papier etwas gebräunt. Pieris Winsemius studierte in Franeker und Leiden, er wurde 1616 offiziell ernannter Historiograph der friesischen Staaten. 1636 wurde er Professor and der Universität Franeker. Die Amores enthalten neulateinische Dichtungen leicht erotischen Inhalts in der Nachfolge Ovids. Gutes Exemplar. [2 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]
Bookseller: Antiquariat B. Fatzer [Switzerland]
2015-08-05 08:22:38
Moulin, Gabriel, du.
A Rouen: Iean Osmont, 1631. Folio. [6] ff., 56 pp., [1] f., 564, 52 pp., [22] ff. First edition of this sought-after history of Normandy. Preliminary leaves include a dedication; publication statement; a sonnet, epigrams, and an ode to the history of Normandy; "Discours de la Normandie" (35 pp.); "De l'ancienne Normandie" (35–56 pp.); and a genealogy of the Dukes of Normandy. Rear matter includes an index (22 ff.) and a list (52 pp.) of the Lords of Normandy and other French provinces who took part in the conquest of Jerusalem under Robert Courte-heuze, Duke of Normandy, and Godefroy du Buillon, Duke of Lorraine. An early owner has mounted on the title-page an armorial plate bearing an image of the two leopards of Normandy on a shield superimposed by a crown, the whole flanked by attendants holding long branches (palms? laurels?) in one hand and the shield in the other. Handsomely decorated with engraved initials and tailpieces. Brunet 24296; Cioranesu 27210. Recent deep walnut full calf old style, by Grace Bindings (signed in blind at inner area of rear cover, lower turn-in); round spine with raised bands accented in gilt and with blind-tooled devices in compartments, oxblood leather gilt-lettered title-label, blind fillets extending onto covers from each band to terminate in trefoils and covers framed in double blind fillets. Ex–Mercantile Library of Philadelphia with stamps, mostly faint, including to title-page; title-page re-margined along top and inner edge with an interior hole filled also (no words affected). Title-page with early inked ownership initi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-06-01 20:07:28
FRANKREICH (France):
Kupferstich v. Henricus Hondius n. Gerard Mercator b. Henricus Hondius in Amsterdam, dat. 1631, 37 x 49,5 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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2015-05-17 10:31:15
SENNERT (Daniel).
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]
Bookseller: Librería Comellas
2015-04-20 17:37:18
Moulin, Gabriel, du
A Rouen: Iean Osmont Folio. [6] ff., 56 pp., [1] f., 564, 52 pp., [22] ff.. 1631 First edition of this sought-after history of Normandy. Preliminary leaves include a dedication; publication statement; a sonnet, epigrams, and an ode to the history of Normandy; "Discours de la Normandie" (35 pp.); "De l'ancienne Normandie" (35–56 pp.); and a genealogy of the Dukes of Normandy. Rear matter includes an index (22 ff.) and a list (52 pp.) of the Lords of Normandy and other French provinces who took part in the conquest of Jerusalem under Robert Courte-heuze, Duke of Normandy, and Godefroy du Buillon, Duke of Lorraine. An early owner has mounted on the title-page an armorial plate bearing an image of the two leopards of Normandy on a shield superimposed by a crown, the whole flanked by attendants holding long branches (palms? laurels?) in one hand and the shield in the other. Handsomely decorated with engraved initials and tailpieces. Recent deep walnut full calf old style, by Grace Bindings (signed in blind at inner area of rear cover, lower turn-in); round spine with raised bands accented in gilt and with blind-tooled devices in compartments, oxblood leather gilt-lettered title-label, blind fillets extending onto covers from each band to terminate in trefoils and covers framed in double blind fillets. Ex–Mercantile Library of Philadelphia with stamps, mostly faint, including to title-page; title-page re-margined along top and inner edge with an interior hole filled also (no words affected). Title-page with early inked ownership initials; a few other instances of early inked no … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-04-20 15:54:50
Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus [Lucan]
London: Thomas Jones (pr. by Aug. Mathews) Small 8vo. Engr. frontis., [146] ff.. 1631 [bound with] May, Thomas. A continvation of the subiect of Lucan's historicall poem till the death of Ivlivs Cæser the 2d edition corrected and amended. London: James Boler, 1633. Small 8vo. A–K8(-K8); [79 of 80] ff. Second edition of May's esteemed English verse translation, following Thomas Jones's first printing of 1627. Lucan (A.D. 39–65), born in Cordoba, Spain, and raised in Rome, was the grandson of the elder Seneca, nephew of the younger Seneca, and the brother of the Gallio mentioned in Acts 18; he published the Pharsalia in A.D. 62 or 63, but it seems likely that his poetic talent aroused the jealously of the vain Nero, as he forbade him to write or even plead in the courts, and then later compelled him to commit suicide for alleged treason. The editio princeps of the Pharsalia was printed in Rome by Sweynheym and Pannartz in 1469; Christopher Marlowe published the first English translation of any part of the Pharsalia, his rendition of the first book, in 1600, with a 1614 effort by Sir Arthur Gorges being the only other such to precede May's standard-setting 1626 English version of books one through three. In the present volume, this great epic poem in May's translation is accompanied by its translator's English rendition of his own sequel, originally written in Latin verse. This Continuation advances the action through Cleopatra's seduction of Caesar (May depicts the Egyptian queen with "snowie necke" and "golden tresses"), the death of Cato, and various additional battles b … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-04-07 15:41:20
SWEERTS (SWEERT - SWEERTIUS), EMANUEL. - THE FAMOUS FLORILEGIUM
Amsterdam, Jan Janssonius, 1631. Folio. Contemp. hcalf. Raised bands. Compartments gilt with floral stamps. Titlelabel with gilt lettering. Repairs to spine ends and hinges. Marbled coverpapers. Covers a bit rubbed. Endpapers renewed. Engraved frontispiece title, engraved portrait. (24),(10) pp. and 110 fine engraved plates (67 to the first part, 43 to the second), depicting 560 plants, usually life-size. A few minor brownspots. Scarce early (the first 1612) edition of Sweert's famous Florilegium, at first intended to be both a catalogue for selling plants and bulps and a picture-book of plants, but the later editions (as here) became a true Florilegium for collectors and botanical scientists. The first part deals with bulbous species, and the second with species having "fibrous" roots (fibrosae radices). Thirty-three tulip heads are paraded in regular columns. The American contingent is represented by the sunflower, cactus, agave, pineapple and Canna. Sweerts and Johann Theodor de Bry were the first to establish the convention of portraying lower stem with bulb or root alongside severed upper stem and flower in order to reproduce the plant life-size on the page. "Sweert prepared his Florilegium as a guide of his available stock for the Frankfurt Fair of 1612. The plates, depicting some 560 bulbs and flowers, were from the Johann Theodore de Bry Florilegium which in turn was based on that by Pierre Vallet. His attractively depicted bulbs sparked their popularity, leading to 6 editions of the work between 1612 and 1647, and a demand which would later result in "Tulipomania". … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-03-12 00:27:47
MYDORGE, Claude.
Extremely rare first edition, author's presentation copy, of all four books of this important work on conic sections, intended to provide the geometrical basis for the study of optics. "Mydorge's work on conic sections contains hundreds of problems published for the first time, as well as a multitude of ingenious and original methods that later geometers frequently used, usually without citing their source" (DSB).<br/><br/> Books I and II (pp. 1-134) were first published separately in 1631; a second edition appeared in 1639 with two additional books. The present copy has the first edition of the first two books, with the 1631 title page, bound up with the last two books from the second edition. A printed paper slip <i>Libri quatuor priores</i> has been pasted over <i>Liber primus et secundus</i> on the title to accommodate the added books, and a large section of text has also been pasted over the original on page 67 corresponding to changes in book I made between the 1631 and 1639 editions. The 1631 edition is very much rarer than the 1639: OCLC lists only five copies of the former - Danish Royal Library (but this copy is actually of the 1641 edition), Columbia, NYPL, Zürich, BNF - but 24 of the latter; COPAC adds copies of the 1631 edition at Oxford, Cambridge and UCL. It is likely that the 1631 edition was printed in very small numbers and was mostly, if not entirely, intended for presentation: the copies at Columbia, Zürich and BNF all have authorial corrections. The only other copy of the 1631 edition to have appeared at auction was Michel Chasles' copy, last sold in 19 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-03-10 15:50:26
Markham, Gervase
Printed by Nicholas Okes, for Iohn Harison, at the golden Unicorne in Pater-noster-row, London, 1631. "The fourth edition. Newly Corrected, Enlarged, and Adorned with many excellent Additions, as may appeare by this marke [pointing hand]" First separate edition. [12], 118, [2] pp. Lacking first and final leaves, blank. 1 vols. 4to in 8's (18.5 cm). First separate edition. First published in 1615 (STC 17342), with its companion book THE ENGLISH HUSWIFE, which was printed again separately in 1623. This second edition of THE HUSBANDMANS RECREATIONS, without that book's section on horses, is actually the first edition ever printed separately, and it is quite scarce on the market: only three copies have appeared at auction over the last quarter century (the last of which brought $2,983). Poynter 34.5b; STC 17344; ESTC S112050; Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 242 19th-century black pebbled cloth, upper cover lettered simply in gilt, "COUNTRY | CONTENTMENTS | G.M." Title page somewhat soiled, outer margin with a 1/2-inch darkened streak, text generally somewhat toned [12], 118, [2] pp. Lacking first and final leaves, blank. 1 vols. 4to in 8's (18.5 cm) "The fourth edition. Newly Corrected, Enlarged, and Adorned with many excellent Additions, as may appeare by this marke [pointing hand]" First separate edition. [Attributes: First Edition]
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2015-03-09 07:41:26
Plutarch
London: Printed by George Miller, and are to be sold by Robert Allott, at the Signe of the black Beare in Pauls Churchyard, 1631. Fifth edition of North's translation. Leather Bound. Two parts in one volume with separate title pages. Folio (37 x 24cm), [16, 2 blank], 1244, [32, 1 blank], [2 blank] pp. Woodcut printer's device at title pages, woodcut medallion portraits within varying ornamental borders & ornamental initial capitals throughout. Contemporary calf decorated in blind with panelled inset of lighter calf on both boards, rebacked in period style (mid 19th century?), with a gilt-lettered spine label. Edges rubbed, small loss at the base of the spine, evidence of bookplate removal at front pastedown, previous owner's inscription (dated 1723) at first blank & his signature at the last blank, short tear in the lower margin at pp 777/778 (text unaffected), small hole at the lower margin pp 1153/1154 (just touching one word on 1154), erratically paginated at Zzzz & Zzzz 2 (mis-numbered 1182 - 1184), at Fffff 2 & Fffff 3 (mis-numbered 1157/1158), & at [Fffff 5 & 6] (mis-numbered 1163/1164 & 1161/1162), light dampstain diminishing front to back, withal, a Very Good copy. Short Title Catalogue 20070. Described as "one of the earliest masterpieces of English prose", North's translation of Plutarch's Lives is characterized by Thomas Warton in The History of English Poetry as Shakespeare's "storehouse of learned history." This copy bears an interesting inscription at the first blank page by William Calley (presumably son of Sir William Calley), dated 16 January, 1723, which q … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-03-07 17:43:07
Robert Bolton
London : Imprinted by Felix Kyngston for Thomas Weaver 1631 - An important book of Puritan theology. 1st ed. Contemporary calf binding. Rebacked. Printer's devices. Internally, generally very good. Minor marginal damp stain on top edge of last 10 leaves. XXVI, 560 p. COLLATED. Extra blank page at front. Early signature of Richard Haynes, 1740 and William Tavender, 1776 on fep.STC 3238; ESTC S106257.Robert Bolton (1572-1631) was a noted Puritan preacher (Alexander Balloch Grosart, DNB00). ?Anthony Wood pronounces Bolton to have been 'a most religious and learned puritan, a painful and constant preacher, a person of great zeal for God, charitable and bountiful : and so famous for relieving afflicted consciences, that many foreigners resorted to him, as well as persons at home, and found relief.' Fuller says: 'He was one of a thousand for piety, wisdom, and steadfastness' (Abel Redevivus, p. 591), and again in his 'Worthies,' an authoritative preacher, who majestically became the pulpit.' Echard, who no more than Wood was in sympathy with Bolton, describes him as 'a great and a shining light of the puritan party, justly celebrated for his singular learning and piety' (Hist. of Engl. ii. 98). A seventeenth century diarist (Rev. John Ward, vicar of Stratford-on-Avon) writes of him: 'What was Nazianzen's commendation of Basil might bee Bolton's; hee thunder'd in his life and lightned in his conversation.' The biographer of Joseph Alleine writes: 'Reverend Mr. Bolton, while walking in the streets, was so much cloathed with majesty, as by the notice of his coming, in the words "Her … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sequitur Books
2015-03-07 17:43:07
Robert Bolton
London : Imprinted by Felix Kyngston for Thomas Weaver, 1631-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. An important book of Puritan theology. 1st ed. Contemporary calf binding. Rebacked. Printer's devices. Internally, generally very good. Minor marginal damp stain on top edge of last 10 leaves. XXVI, 560 p. COLLATED. Extra blank page at front. Early signature of Richard Haynes, 1740 and William Tavender, 1776 on fep.<br><br>STC 3238; ESTC S106257.<br><br>Robert Bolton (1572-1631) was a noted Puritan preacher (Alexander Balloch Grosart, DNB00). "Anthony Wood pronounces Bolton to have been 'a most religious and learned puritan, a painful and constant preacher, a person of great zeal for God, charitable and bountiful : and so famous for relieving afflicted consciences, that many foreigners resorted to him, as well as persons at home, and found relief.' Fuller says: 'He was one of a thousand for piety, wisdom, and steadfastness' (Abel Redevivus, p. 591), and again in his 'Worthies,' an authoritative preacher, who majestically became the pulpit.' Echard, who no more than Wood was in sympathy with Bolton, describes him as 'a great and a shining light of the puritan party, justly celebrated for his singular learning and piety' (Hist. of Engl. ii. 98). A seventeenth century diarist (Rev. John Ward, vicar of Stratford-on-Avon) writes of him: 'What was Nazianzen's commendation of Basil might bee Bolton's; hee thunder'd in his life and lightned in his conversation.' The biographer of Joseph Alleine writes: 'Reverend Mr. Bolton, while walking in the streets, was so much cloathed … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-03-04 19:21:41
Matthaeus Merian
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2015-03-04 19:21:41
Matthaeus Merian
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2015-03-02 18:49:36
Markham, Gervase
London, 1631. Reissue, various editions, see below. [28], 188, [2]; [12], 118, [2]; [12], 252; [4], 24; [12], 158; [8], 133, [3] p. : ill. (woodcuts). WITHOUT GENERAL TITLE PAGE. 4to. Contemporary speckled calf, blind french fillet, with early manuscript waste-paper. Handsome copy. Reissue, various editions, see below. [28], 188, [2]; [12], 118, [2]; [12], 252; [4], 24; [12], 158; [8], 133, [3] p. : ill. (woodcuts). WITHOUT GENERAL TITLE PAGE. 4to. A reissue, with added general title page (here missing), of "Cheape and good husbandry," 5th ed., 1631; "Country contentments," 4th ed., 1631; "The English house-vvife," 4th ed., 1631; "The Inrichment of the vveald of Kent ... revised, inlarged, and corrected," 1631; "Markhams farewell to husbandry," 3rd ed., 1631; all by or edited by Gervase Markham; and "A Nevv Orchard and Garden," 2nd ed., 1631, by William Lawson. One of the most popular general household books of the 17th century with 15 separate editions before 1700. Poynter 34.5
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2015-02-17 16:47:15
Leslie, Walter, k. k. Feldmarschall, Verschwörer gegen Wallenstein (1607-1667).
Ingolstadt, 17. XI. 1631.. 3 SS. auf gefalt. Bogen. Folio.. In italienischer Sprache, an einen nicht ermittelten Adressaten: "Ho riceputo la cortesiss.ma di V. S. insieme con altre lettere quali non ho mancato di servirlo conforme, m' ha commandato, per la sua, come sempre saro ad ogni suo comando. Circa al provedere del Regi.to del S. Bilick [?] S. M. Reggia ha gia disposto al Altezza del sereniss.mo Cardinal Infante il provedere al detto ove son piu, che cento, in lasciandosi [...]". - Frühes und langes Schreiben vom Anfang seiner Karriere, als 24-jähriger Obristwachtmeister im Infanterieregiment von Adam Erdmann Gf. Trcka, kurz vor der Wiedereinsetzung Wallensteins als Oberbefehlshaber des kaiserlichen Heers. Die führende Rolle, die Leslie 1634 bei der Verschwörung gegen Wallenstein spielte (er selbst wurde beim Anschlag verwundet), ebnete ihm den Weg zur weiteren glanzvollen Karriere als Offizier, Höfling und Gutsbesitzer. - Im Rand stellenweise etwas angestaubt; Spuren mehrfacher Querfaltung; das Gegenblatt alt mittig durchgerissen und restauriert.
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2015-02-07 06:50:10
HOBBES) CUMBERLAND, Richard
SIR THOMAS CLARKE'S COPY. Richard Cumberland (1631-1718) was a friend of Samuel Pepys and Orlando Bridgeman, later Lord Keeper, whose chaplain he was before becoming Bishop of Peterborough. This, his chief work (first published 1672), is in part a reply to HOBBES, and has an important place in the history of utilitarian ethics. 'Cumberland attempts to construct a theory of natural law not in the manner of Grotius by deduction, but by proceeding by first principles from cause to effect. Unlike Hobbes he supposes that society is a consequence of man's nature rather than a necessary restraint [and] he insists on the dualistic nature of man and on the irreducibility of the understanding and will, neither of which can be mechanically determined as Hobbes would argue' (Dictionary of Seventeenth-Century British Philosophers). PROVENANCE: the celebrated Library of the Earls of Macclesfield was housed until recently at Shirburn Castle in Oxfordshire. The library was founded by the first Earl, Thomas Parker (1667-1732), Lord Chancellor of England and one of the pall-bearers at the funeral of Isaac Newton. It was enlarged by his son the second Earl, George Parker, President of the Royal Society from 1752 to 1764, and again by many books from the library of the Master of the Rolls, SIR THOMAS CLARKE (1703–64) – who is thought to have been Thomas Parker’s illegitimate son. At the time he inscribed this book, Clarke was a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he became a fellow in 1727. He was knighted on his appointment as Master of the Rolls in 1754. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo, [ … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-01-24 18:07:10
MEURSIUS, Johannes.
(Köpenhamn, Moltke, 1631). 4:o. (2),+ 252,+ (3),+ (blank),+ 119,+ (4) s. Lagat titelblad, lätt fuktrand i övre marginal. Sammanbunden med: MEURSIUS, Johannes. Libri duo de luxu romanorum nec non de vita, legibus, dictis ac scriptis Solonis. Utan ort och år (1632?). 4:o. (2),+ 154,+ (12),+ (2, blanka),+ 127,+ (4) s. Sista delen med fuktrand i övre hörn. Sammanbunden med: MEIBOM, Heinrich. Chronicon Bergense. Helmstad, Henningi Mülleri, 1669. 4:o. (8),+ 72,+ (24) s. Titel med graverad vinjett. Saknar ett graverat porträtt. Samtida pergamentband, ryggtitel med bläck, blåa snitt. Delvis lös i inre falsar. Ur R. de Rietz' bibliotek, med hans exlibris och ur Alf Henriksons, med hans dito. Ehrencron-Müller V, s. 377. "Historiae Danicae" är en titelupplaga av första tryckningen som kom 1630. Detta är dock varianten med tillägg av Aelnotus och Passione S. Caroli. Denna variant tas upp av Ehrencron-Müller men varken Bibl. danica eller Thesaurus nämner den. Det är den tredje delen av Meursius danska historia, den enda som trycks separat innan alla tre delarna utges i folio 1638. Det andra arbetet är likaledes en variant, med både "Libri duo de luxu romanorum" och De vita, legibus, dictis ac scriptis Solonis" tryckta tillsammans, en variant som inte Ehrencron-Müller omnämner och inte heller Bibl. danica eller Thesaurus. Första upplagan av "De luxu" utkom i Leiden 1605 och en ny upplaga "Item mantissa. Editio nova" trycktes i Köpenhamn 1631, medan Solon utkom i Köpenhamn 1632. Dessa är här utgivna tillsammans med gemensamt titelblad men med separata signaturer. En nu försvunnen upplaga … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-01-17 13:23:02
MYDORGE, Claude.
Paris: Jean Dedin, 1631-39. First edition. Extremely rare first edition, author's presentation copy, of all four books of this important work on conic sections, intended to provide the geometrical basis for the study of optics. "Mydorge's work on conic sections contains hundreds of problems published for the first time, as well as a multitude of ingenious and original methods that later geometers frequently used, usually without citing their source" (DSB). Books I and II (pp. 1-134) were first published separately in 1631; a second edition appeared in 1639 with two additional books. The present copy has the first edition of the first two books, with the 1631 title page, bound up with the last two books from the second edition. A printed paper slip Libri quatuor priores has been pasted over Liber primus et secundus on the title to accommodate the added books, and a large section of text has also been pasted over the original on page 67 corresponding to changes in book I made between the 1631 and 1639 editions. The 1631 edition is very much rarer than the 1639: OCLC lists only five copies of the former - Danish Royal Library (but this copy is actually of the 1641 edition), Columbia, NYPL, Zürich, BNF - but 24 of the latter; COPAC adds copies of the 1631 edition at Oxford, Cambridge and UCL. It is likely that the 1631 edition was printed in very small numbers and was mostly, if not entirely, intended for presentation: the copies at Columbia, Zürich and BNF all have authorial corrections. The only other copy of the 1631 edition to have appeared at auction was Michel Chasles' co … [Click Below for Full Description]
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