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        Tabulae motuum coelestium perpetuae; ex omnium temporum observationibus constructae, temporumque omnium observationibus consentientes. Item novae et genuinae motuum coelestium theoricae & Astronomicarum observationum thesaurus.

      Zacharias Roman [Colophon: Leiden: Willem Christiaens van der Boxe], Middelberg 1632 - First edition, very rare, of Lansbergen?s astronomical tables. Lansbergen was a staunch Copernican, and ?complained with justification that the Church opposed the heliocentric hypothesis on theological grounds alone, without examining the evidence and the scientific arguments in its support? (Heninger, The Cosmographical Glass, p.  68). Lansbergen could not, however, accept Johannes Kepler?s elliptical orbits, upon which Kepler had based his own Rudolphine Tables published five years earlier. Lansbergen attacked Kepler in his early works, and produced these rival tables which were founded on a more traditional epicyclic theory. Lansbergen?s tables were simpler than Kepler?s and were widely used by astronomers throughout the 1630s, but they eventually began to fall out of favour when they were found to be less accurate than Kepler?s. They continued to find supporters, however, as late as the 1660s (they were reprinted by Roman in 1652). Early works by Lansbergen are rare; the last copies to appear in ABPC/RBH were in the Macclesfield and Honeyman sales, neither of which included the present work; in fact, ABPC/RBH list only a single copy of Lansbergen?s tables in the last fifty years. Lansbergen?s works are most accessible in the Opera Omnia (1663), which appears with some regularity on the market.The brilliant young English astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks (1618-1641) bought a copy of Lansbergen?s Tabulae in 1635 (when he was 16). This proved to be a fateful purchase, for his reading of this work led to his famous observation of the transit of Venus across the Sun?s face in 1639. Based on the Rudolphine Tables, Kepler had predicted that Venus would be visible on the Sun?s face on 6 December 1631, but the transit was not observed as it began after sunset in Europe. ?However, Lansbergen had also predicted a Venus transit for 1639 [ironically, Kepler, using his more accurate Rudolphine Tables, had predicted that Venus would pass below the Sun?s disc on this date]. Although Horrocks placed more faith in Kepler, the possibility of a second transit piqued his curiosity. Horrocks took Lansbergen?s tables and determined that indeed, Lansbergen was correct: A transit would occur at about 3 p.m. on 4 December 1639. Using the Rudolphine Tables, Horrocks was able to understand why Kepler predicted that the second transit would pass below the visible disk of the Sun. However, with Horrocks?s revised and more accurate version of Kepler?s table it was clear that Venus would transit the southern face of the Sun, though well below the position predicted by Lansberg? (Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, under Horrocks).Horrocks?s copy of Lansbergen?s tables is now in Trinity College Library, Cambridge, having been presented to the College by Augustus de Morgan in the 19th century. Horrocks appended a full-page diagram of the Copernican system to the book, yet with the addition of an orbit for the Sun about the earth, thus giving a shadowy impression of the Tychonic alternative. His copy also contains a list in Horrocks's own hand itemizing the astronomical books he owned and had studied by 1635. It contains 31 titles, all of them in Latin, some translated from medieval Arabic writers, and virtually all, except Pliny, highly mathematical. No less than four of the titles are by Kepler (including, of course, the Rudolphine Tables).?Born of Protestant parents who left the Netherlands for religious reasons in 1566, young Philip Lansbergen (1561-1632) grew up in France and England, where he was educated in mathematics and theology. Upon his return to the Netherlands without a degree in 1579, he accepted employment as a minister in Antwerp, but when this city was conquered by the Spanish in 1585, Lansbergen went to Leiden to apply himself to theology. Shortly after he married Sara Lievaerts in 1586, Lansbergen moved to Goes to be a minister again. Here, alongside his religious acts, he developed his liberal views on astronomy, was engaged in politic

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        L. Annaei Senecae philosophi Opera quae exstant omnia a Iusto Lipsio emendata et scholiis illustrata. Editio tertia..

      Antverpiae: Ex Officina Plantiniana Balthasaris Moreti, 1632. Folio, pp. [16], xxxvi, 893, [7]; 3 engraved portraits, engraved architectural title page, woodcut initials and tailpieces; full contemporary if not original parchment, blindstamped gilt lozenge central on covers; a few minor repairs to the spine, but in all a very good, sound copy. The engraved title page is by Theodoor Galle first used in the Officina Plantiniana's 1605 Opera omnia of Seneca. Three further plates, all after originals by Peter Paul Rubens include a portrait of Justus Lipsius (engraved by Cornelis Galle), the Death of Seneca (also signed by Cornelis Galle), and a portrait bust of Seneca (un-signed). All three plates were made for the second edition of 1614.

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        Schriftmatige Belijdenisse der oprechter Gereformeerder Christelijcker Religie. Belyck, die, in openbare predicatie, de Gemeente van Hoorn, voor de bedieninge des H. Avontmaels, wordt voorghedragen. Tot gemeene stichtinge der Kercken Christi, getrouwelijck uijt Gods H. Woordt, bij een gestelt ende uijt gegheven. Tweede Editie.

      Hoorn, Marten Gerbrantsz. 1632 - (32) 767 (44) p. Opnieuw gebonden Leer, 8° (titelpagina en 2 pagina's voorwerk in kopie, verschillende pagina's voorwerk verstevigd, zeldzaam werk)

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        P. Gyllii De Constantinopoleos topographia lib. IV.

      Lvgdvni Batavorvm [Leiden] : ex Officina Elzeviriana 1632 - Exempl. in einem altersgemäß guten bis sehr guten Gesamtzust., geringe Mängel und Gebrauchsspuren möglich. Einband leicht berieben mit kleineren Randläsuren an Ecken und Kanten. Ecken und Kanten und Kapitalband leicht bestoßen. Sehr schöner Goldschnitt und goldverzierte Buchrücken sowie goldverzierte Einbandrahmung. Bünde ganz leicht bestoßen. Innen altersgemäß sehr guter und sehr sauberer Zustand. Hervorragendes und sehr seltenes Exemplar! Weitere Fotos auf Anfrage. 422 S. Latein 130g 16° - Sedez (entspricht 10 - 15 cm) Ledereinband

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        Acts and monuments of matters most speciall and memorable, happening in the Church, with an vniuerall historie of the same. Wherein is set forth at large the whole race and course of the Church, from the primitiue age to these later times of Ours.

      London: Printed by Adam Islip, Foelix Kingston, and Robert Young, 1632. Volume 1 only. Book measures 13 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Collation, engraved title, 33 engravings within the text, lacking 8 leaves from Kalender, and prelims, Table complete, Chronologie complete, Lacking 3 leaves from the main body of text, pages, 1,2,141,142,605,606, Title page detached, trimmed,laid down,with loss,prelims and last page trimmed with loss of some text, 1 page stained, first circa 100 pages have some worming and brittleness to top inner margin, not affecting text, text block slightly weak. Generally most of the text is in very good clean condition. Binding lacking spine, top board detached. . Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        The Historie of Great Britaine under the Conquests of the Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans. Their Originals, Manners, Habits, Warres, Coines, and Seales: with the Successions, Lives, Acts, and Issues of the English Monarchs from Julius Caesar, unto the Raigne of King James, of famous Memorie.

      Popes-head Pallace, at the signe of the White Horse: George Humble, 1632 A very good copy of the 3rd edition, 'revised, enlarged, and newly corrected, with sundry descents of the Saxons Kings, Their Marriages and Armes.'This work continued Speed's 'Theatre of Great Britaine' - and the contents listing refers to the first 4 books which were part of the Theatre, although this work (books 5 - 10) is complete in itself. With frontispiece of John Speed by S Savery (frequently absent) numerous woodcut illustrations and tables, and head and tailpiece decorations. In contemporary full leather binding which has been rebacked and repaired to preserve the spine and boards. The spine has raised bands and gilt panels, and a title label; the boards are plain with ruled lines to edges. There is some scuffing and wear but the binding is in very good sound condition. Internally there is a heraldic bookplate to the front pastedown which looks to date from when the book was repaired. The endpapers also date from that time. Contents: frontispiece; title page; dedication 1p; contents 5pp; citations 4pp; Proeme 7pp; text 1-1042; catalogue 1043-1086 - with pagination on recto only; text 1087-1237; summary conclusion 4pp; index 80pp; finis; blank; endpapers. The frontispiece has a repaired tear and a little loss to the side margin; title page some repair at the corner; numerous pagination errors eg p379/80 is bound after 381/2, 102-followed by 113 but text continuous; occasional small corner or margin loss with no loss of text; occasional light stains or marks - the only point at which there is any obscuration of text is on p925 where 2 words are affected. Overall a very clean copy with good quality paper.

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        Un mendicante

      1632. Acqueforti, 1632, firmate in lastra in alto. Da un soggetto di Rembrandt. Magnifiche prove, ricche di toni, impresse su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, rifilate al rame o con sottilissimi margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Ex collezione: Nagler (Lugt 2529); Baron von Derschau (Lugt 2510); Gabinetto delle Stampe di Berlino (Lugt 1606) Bibliografia: Bartsch 73 - 77,79, 81,82; Hollstein 73 - 76 (IV/IV), 77 (IV/VI), 79 (V/V), 81 (II/IV)), 82 (I/II). Dimensioni 65x89 Etching, 1632, signed on upper plate. After a subject by Rembrandt. Magnificent works, rich in shades, printed on contemporary laid paper without watermark, trimmed to platemark or with thin margins, in excellent condition. Ex collezione: Nagler (Lugt 2529); Baron von Derschau (Lugt 2510); Gabinetto delle Stampe di Berlino (Lugt 1606) Bibliografia: Bartsch 73 - 77,79, 81,82; Hollstein 73 - 76 (IV/IV), 77 (IV/VI), 79 (V/V), 81 (II/IV)), 82 (I/II). Hollstein 74 65 89

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        Historia dei fatti d'Antonio Lambertacci Nobile, e potente Cittadin Bolognese.

      Bologna, Clemente Ferroni, 1632, In 4to, cartonato coevo, piega centrale, dorso con mancanze, pp. (8)-98-(2). Prima (unica)edizione. Antonio Lambertacci nella battaglia di Fossalta, fu artefice della cattura di Re Renzo, figlio del Barbarossa.Gaspare Bombaci, storico e araldista bolognese (1607 - 1676); scrisse altre opere sulla sua citt?. Ex libris Sanguinetti con veduta di Bologna.

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        Jacques Gaultier, Lutenist

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. "Jacoba Govtero inter regios magnae Britanniae..." Etching, ca. 1632-1635, 262 x 204 mm., Bartsch 59, Dutuit 58 iii/iv, Hollstein 23 iii/v.  A very fine impression, the guidelines for the text still showing, on laid paper trimmed just outside the subject and text; few very small tears to edges, backed to another sheet, unexamined out of frame but otherwise in fine condition.  Set in a fine hand-painted French mat with silver detailing and framed in gilted wood to 13.5 x 16 inches [35 x 40 cm]. <br style="">Gaultier was court lutenist in London from about 1617 to 1647. Lievens, after his roommate, Rembrandt, left Leyden to go to Amsterdam, fell under the influence of Van Dyck, and went to London for a time where he etched this now celebrated portrait.<br style=""><br style="">Among the most distinguished Dutch artists of his day, over the six decades of his career Lievens worked for members of the Dutch and English princely households, won important religious and civic commissions, and excelled in a range of styles and subjects. His prints and drawings, like his paintings, were esteemed by connoisseurs and copied by other artists. Although Lievens sought to become a painter of biblical and allegorical scenes, his gift for painting faces also won him ardent admiration. Constantijn Huygens â?? secretary to the Prince of Orange, as well as poet, writer, andintellectual â?? was one of the most influential Dutch patrons of art. After his initial visit to Lievens' studio in 1628, Huygens wrote that the artist "wreaks miracles" with the human countenance and admired Lievens' extraordinary ability to evoke the essence of a person through features alone. He became Lievens' lifelong advocate, sending important commissions his way.  Lievens never narrowed his focus entirely, but portraits became an essential part of his practice and a steady source of much-needed income.

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        ANTIQUITATUM ROMANARUM CORPUS ABSOLUTISSIMUM, IN QUO PRÆTER EA QUÆ J. ROSINUS DELINEAVERAT, INFINITA SUPPLENTUR, MUTANTUR, ADDUNTUR: EX CRITICIS, ET OMNIBUS UTRIUSQUE LINGUÆ AUCTORIBUS COLLECTUM: POËTIS, ORATORIBUS, HISTORICIS, IURISCONSULTIS, QUI LAUDATI, EXPLICATI, CORRECTI: THOMA DEMPSTERO, À MURESK, I.C. Scoto, auctore; editio postrema, emendatior

      , Genève, Pierre & Jacques Chouët 1632, in-4, rel. muette en daim vert, plats soulignés d'un triple filet, dos à nerfs, p. de tit. rouge et noire, lettrines dans tout le texte, plan dépliant de la ville de Rome à la création par Romulus, dessins de médailles, plan dépliant d'un camp romain, calendrier romain, (petites taches et qq. manques sur les plats, qq. rousseurs), bon exemplaire malgré les défauts indiqués, 14ff.-1063p. -66ff.

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        DE BELLO BELGICO Decas prima (& II) ab excessu Caroli V imp. an. MDLV usque ad initia præfecturæ Alexandri Farnesii Parmæ, ac Placentiæ ducis an. MDLXXVIII

      Typis Fracisci Corbelletti, 1632 - 1647. DE BELLO BELGICO Decas prima (& II) ab excessu Caroli V imp. an. MDLV usque ad initia præfecturæ Alexandri Farnesii Parmæ, ac Placentiæ ducis an. MDLXXVIII. Decas secunda ab initio praefacturae Alessandri Farnesii Parmae Placentiaque Ducis III an. 1578 usque ad an. 1590. (In fine:) Romae, typis Francisci Corbelletti, 1632 - 1647. 2 volumi in - folio, pergamena coeva. I: (12), 374, (90) pp. con frontespizio inciso e 11 tavole a doppia pagina f.t.; (12), 480, (56) pp. con frontespizio inciso e 19 tavole a doppia pagina. Le illustrazioni, finemente incise in rame da J.W. Baur, François Collignon, Jacques Courtois, Giacinto Gimignani e Jan Miel, in parte dopo Michelangelo Cerquozzi, rappresentano bellissime scene di battaglie terrestri e navali. Ottimo esemplare della rara edizione originale. Lo Strada (1572 - 1640) fu letterato e storico, è noto sopratutto per questa celebrata narrazione delle rivolte e guerre di Fiandra dal 1555 al 1590. Brunet, V, 557: Edition la plus rare recherchéè à cause des gravures dont elle est ornée... Graesse, VII, p. 507. Sommervogel, VII, 1607 - 8.

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        Pia desideria.

      Antwerpen, Henri Aertssens, 1632, 1632 In-16, 16 ff., 442 pp., 2 ff. Titre allégorique gravé, 1 planche H.T. (armoiries papales), 1 vignette H.T. (numérotée 0), 45 emblèmes (numérotés 1 à 45). Reliure plein veau époque, dos à nerfs orné de filets en encadrement dans les caissons et fleurons; double filet doré en encadrement sur les plats.(reliure très habilement restaurée). Ex libris manuscrit "Claude De Laguépiere. 1712". "The jesuit writer Hermann Hugo's Pia desideria is one of the most influential of emblematic works". L'édition originale fut publiée en 1624 par Aertssens; vint ensuite cette édition identique partagée entre les libraires anversois Cnobbart, Aertssens, Wooms, et le libraire parisien Séb. Cramoisy, dont le premier tirage est de 1627. L'exemplaire présenté est à la date de 1632 sur la page de titre et 1631 sur l'achevé d'imprimer. L'ouvrage est divisé en trois parties : Les gémissements de l'âme pénitente, Les vux de l'âme repentie et Les soupirs de l'âme pleine d'amour. Il est illustré de 3 gravures H.T. (titre, armes, vignette) et 45 emblèmes du graveur Boetius Adam Bolswert (1580-1633). Voir Adam et Rawles F.334.

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        Apuliae Terraemotus deploratio. Rome, Giacomo Mascardi, 1632

      Giacomo Mascardi, 1632. 4° (202x149 mm). 7, [1] pp. One woodcut opening initial, tailpiece on recto of the last leaf. Unbound. An excellent copy, slightly browned, a few old folds. Very scarce narrative - only one copy recorded in OCLC - of the disastrous earthquake that stroke the area of Gargano in Apulia, on 30 July 1627. The horribilis terraemotus described by the abbot Giacchetti was followed by a tsunami, probably the largest that ever occurred in the Adriatic Sea.

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        L'histoire de la decadence de l'empire grec. Paris, Mathieu Guillemot, 1632.

      1632. Folio (250 x 360 mm). 4 parts in 1 vol. (16), 1015, (29) pp. 289 cols., (3) pp. 4 pp., cols. 5-128 (+ 2 ff.), (2) pp. 65 ff., 66-114, (4) pp. (several mispaginations). With engr. t. p., 2 engr. plates, and numerous engravings in the text. Contemp. calf. All edges red. Chronicle of the early history of the Ottoman empire; one of several editions printed in the same year. First published in its French translation in 1577, this work by the Byzantine historian Chalkokondyles (c. 1423-90) was republished frequently throughout the 17th century, always including the account of Ottoman costumes and an interpretation of the seventeen enigmatic illustrations of Byzantine prophecies foretelling the downfall of the Ottoman Empire. The folding plate depicts a bird's-eye view of Constantinople with its prominent buildings. The chronicle itself is illustrated by numerous portraits of rulers. The costume plates were originally designed for the travel account of Nicolas de Nicolay (1517-83), first published in 1567 (cf. Lipperheide Lb 2), who had visited the Ottoman court as a diplomat in the services of King Henry II. - Hinges and extremeties professionally repaired. Engraved title closely trimmed at top; slight loss to edge of plate showing the Turkish army as well as one costume plate. Occasional brownstaining and edge defects throughout. From the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer. Cf. Atabey 214. Navari (Greek) 138. Hage Chahine 860-862. Navari (Greek) 138. Hamilton 23. Not in Blackmer.

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        Ovid's Metamorphosis. Englished, Mythologiz'd, And Represented in Figures. [with] An Essay to the Translation of Virgil's Æneis. By G.S. [George Sandys].

      First illustrated edition thus. 4to. (18), 38, (6 pages erratically numbered, though text continuous), 51-124, 145-487, (1), 491-549, (1) pp. Bound in tan full calf by the Edinburgh bookbinders Henderson and Bissett, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered maroon label, gilt decorated to the other compartments, marbled endpapers featuring the book label of T. Leonard Ellis to the front pastedown and with his ownership inscription to the succeeding flyleaf, the later bookplate of Everett E. Whitney to the rear pastedown with the discreet ticket of the Glasgow booksellers Kerr and Richardson underneath, all edges gilt. Engraved title and 16 plates as usual, extra illustrated with 25 fine additional plates; a manuscript list describing them as by the "First Masters" including Picart, Pierino (Perino del Vaga), Raphael Urbino, Titian, Van Eyck and Guido Reni amongst others, the additional plates generally mounted on a thicker paper stock or card and sometimes cropped with the titles or artists' names affixed to the versos, some of the larger plates folding. The joints expertly repaired, a unique and magnificently embellished copy. Sandys originally published his translation of the first five books of the Metamorphoses in 1621, before leaving for Virginia; the Virginia Company being managed by his brother Edwin. His first full translation of the work appeared in 1626, of which this is the most celebrated edition featuring his revisions and also, for the first time, illustrations. Thomas Leonard Ellis (c. 1862-1897) was the son of Thomas Ellis, founder of the North British Ironworks of Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire. The book was almost certainly extra illustrated at the time of the binding, so it is likely that Ellis either commissioned the work himself or purchased it from the Glasgow booksellers Kerr and Richardson who had the work carried out. Alternatively, the ticket could suggest that the book was purchased from Ellis' estate on his early demise. The volume subsequently making it directly or indirectly across the Atlantic into the collection of Everett E. Whitney (1861-1937), a lumber merchant of Hingham, Massachusetts. Some of the supplied plates are more clearly identified or are identifiable than others. The engraving after Raphael, bound in at the tenth book, accords with that held by the British Museum (no. V,6.84), and dated by them as 1630-50. The image has been cropped, but Raphael's name and the other legend is mounted on the verso. The engraving after Perino del Vaga featuring Venus and Vulcan at the Forge, here bound in the thirteenth book, matches that held by the Biblioteca Casanatense in Rome. They describe it as a 16th century printing, being engraved by Giorgio Ghisi and published by Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi. The engraving after Titian of Vulcan and Ceres, bound in at the fifth book, can also be found in the British Museum catalogue, number 1917,1208.529. Described as an engraving by Pieter van Gunst dating from 1710-14, after a slightly earlier mezzotint from the same series by John Smith. Indeed a number of mezzotints are included in this copy, including "Perseus Delivers Andromeda from ye Sea Monster" engraved by John Simon after Guido Reni (BM catalogue 2010,7081.3441).

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        Apologia seconda per la serenissima casa di Savoia in risposta alle scandalose invettive intitolate Prima, e Seconda Sauoina. Nella quale si prova, ch'i Duchi di Savoia niente affatto possedono ingiustamente usurpato alla Corona di Francia, anziche sono stati gli Amici più costanti de' suoi Re, come più antichi di Parentado. Fatta in Francese, e nuovamente tradotta, & aumentata d'ordine si S.A.S.

      Eredi di Gio. Dominico Tarino, 1632. In 4°, (mm. 210 x 153), pp. (44), 270, (10), bella pergamena semirigida coeva con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Stemma sabaudo inciso al frontespizio. Testo inquadrato entro filetto tipografico. Dedica a stampa al Cardinale Antonio Barberini. Alcuni capilettera e fregi tipografici istoriati in xilografia. Prima edizione in lingua italiana, posteriore di un anno all'originale francese, impressa da Geoffroy Dufour. L'opera fu stesa in risposta al pamphlet antisavoiardo "La Premiére et seconde savoisienne" del 1630, nel quale si accusavano i duchi di Savoia di aver usurpato diversi possedimenti dei sovrani francesi, che venivano pertanto invitati a diffidare della casata sabauda. Pierre Monod (1586-1644), entrato giovanissimo nella Compagnia di Gesù, nel 1628 divenne rettore del Collegio di Torino. Entrato nelle grazie di Cristina di Francia, sposa di Vittorio Amedeo I, divenne prima il direttore spirituale del Duca e successivamente ambasciatore dei Savoia alla corte di Luigi XIII di Francia, dimostrando grandi doti di negoziatore. Il testo presenta lievi bruniture e fioriture. Bella copia del tutto genuina.

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        De Bello Belgico decas prima Famiani Stradae Rom. Soc. Iesv.

      Rome, Francisco Corbelletti 1632. Handcoloured engraved map depicting the 'Leo Belgicus'. The map shows the Netherlands and Belgium in the shape of a lion and is contemporary handcoloured in a very attractive way. The map was published as an engraved titlepage in the 'De Bello Belgico Decas Prima' by Famiano Strada, 1572-1649. The first state. Measurements: (map) 31 x 22,1 cm. (including frame) 50 x 41 cm. Heijden, H.A.M. van der (2006). Leo Belgicus, p. 50.

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        Plusieurs descriptions des accoustremens, tant des magistrats et officiers de la porte de l'Empereur des Turcs, que des peuples assujectis à son Empire. [Paris, Guillemot, 1632].

      1632. Folio (240 x 376 mm). 65 ff., 66-114, (4) pp. With 79 (incl. 1 repeat) engravings in the text. Contemporary leather binding over wooden boards (restored) with 8 brass bosses to corners. Remains of clasps. These explanations of the Ottoman and Arabian costume engravings based on the account of Nicolas Nicolay d'Arfeuille and on the Byzantine prophecies of Thomas Artus, Sieur d'Embry (c. 1550-after 1614), who is known for his satirical take on the French court, "Les Hermaphrodites", were variously published throughout the 17th century as an appendix to the history of the Ottoman Empire of Chalkokondyles, but were also issued separately, as is the case with the present copy. The repeated plate 60/61 and the duplicated plate number 64 identify this as Guillemot's 1632 Paris edition. Among the plates are an "Arabic merchant", an "Emir, descended from Muhammad", "Pilgrims returning from Makkah", a "Persian gentleman", a "Turkish lady dressed for going to town" etc.; at the end: prophecies foretelling the downfall of the Ottoman Empire. - Occasional insignificant brownstaining; some slight worming (also touching text and images); some repaired edge defects. Formerly in the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer. Colas 2207 (note). OCLC 83490314. Cf. Hage Chahine 860. This edition not in Hiler or Lipperheide.

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        Traité des feux artificiels pour la guerre, et pour la recreation; avec plusieurs belles obsrevations, abregez de Geometrie, Fortification, Horloges Solairs, & exemples d'Aritmetique.

      Chez Pierre Guillemot, 1632. (10 x 15) Piena pelle coeva con tit. e fregi in oro al dorso. (8) pp. compreso antiporta fig., 277, (10) pp., molte incisioni nel testo. Lievi gore e piccolo spacco a una cerniera, comunque buon esemplare. L'autore, di origine inglese, che prestò servizio nell'armata di Luigi XIII come "Commissaire des Feux et Artifices de l'Artillerie" fornisce istruzioni per fabbricare e sparare razzi, bombe, granate, petardi, mine, etc.Di interesse militare sono pure i capitoli sull'agrimensura, la costruzione di trincee, argini e fortificazioni. Una grande parte dell'opera è dedicata ai fuochi d'artificio e comprende descrizioni di una varietà di marchingegni sia fissi che mobili: stelle cadenti, girandole, pioggia d'oro, palloni infuocati, etc. Una buona ricetta per un unguento contro le scottature è provvidenzialmente inclusa. Philip p. 91; Cockle n. 939

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        Divine Fancies digested into Epigrammes, Meditations and Observations

      London: John Marriot, 1632. First edition. [14], 206 pp. 4to. Modern red morocco paneled in blind, spine lettered gilt; free endpapers browned, lacks initial and terminal blanks, small inkstain along top margin in last five quires, occasional dampstaining. First edition. [14], 206 pp. 4to. With this work Quarles "established his religious and political stance as an Anglican and royalist, vigorously attacking both puritans and papists" (ODNB). STC 20529; ESTC S115435. Provenance: William Beauford (early inscription on verso of title-page "Wm Beauford his book"). From the library of Robert S. Pirie

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        Recueil des pièces les plus curieuses qui ont été faites pendant le règne du Connestable M. de Luyne...

      16321632. 1 volume in-8, plein vélin, titre manuscrit au dos et sur le 1er plat, traces de lacets. [16] ff. ; 599 pp. ; [3] pp.Quatrième édition, la plus complète, de ce recueil de plus de 60 pamphlets en prose ou en vers contre le Connétable de Luyne. Charles d'Albert, duc de Luyne, s'étant fait apprécier du futur Louis XIII, influença grandement le jeune monarque et il en profita pour accroitre sa puissance et sa fortune personnelle, n'hésitant pas à intriguer et comploter contre ses ennemis. Brunet V, 1165. Bourgeois et André, 2376. Plaisant exemplaire dans sa première reliure.

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        Africae. Descripto IX. lib. absoluta.

      - Lugd. Batav., Elzevir, 1632. First Elzevir printing, two parts in one volume, originally published in 1550. 24mo. 800pp. (two volumes bound in one, paginated consecutively). Contemporary full brown calf, spine in 5 compartments, gilt title and decorations. Top of spine and frontcover on the hingings a bit worn. With engraved title page. Translated into Latin from the original Italian. Overall a fine copy. Leo Africanus, born Al-Hassan ibn-Wazzani, was born a slave in Granada of African descent. Because of his outstanding literary ability (he had already written a draft of this book in Arabic when he was captured), the Medici Pope Leo X freed him, converted him to Christianity and became his patron. This book, a detailed account of Africa, its trade routes, geography, terrain and people was an exceptionally important source for information on the continent and is generally considered the first book written by a person of primarily African descent. Blockson 101 #1: "Any edition of Africanus works is rare and is the cornerstone of any collection of African history."

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        Insignia gentilitia Equitum ordinis Velleris aurei, fecialium verbis enuntiata. Latine et gallice producta. Le blason des Armoiries de tous les Chevaliers de l'Ordre de la Toison d'Or, depuis la première institution, jusques à présent.

      Antverpiae, Ex Officina Plantiniana Balthasaris Moreti 1632, 230x185mm,parchemin de l'époque. Belle impression ornée d'un superbe frontispice gravé, armoiries gravées sur la page de titre, marque de l'imprimeur, nombreux culs-de-lampe et grandes initiales, première édition, bilingue, texte imprimé sur deux colonnes, le livre se termine avec Godefridi Wendelini Aries seu aurei velleria eucomium.titre et frontispice, 14 ff., 232 p., 8 ff., ,

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        De Bello Belgico decas prima Famiani Stradae Rom. Soc. Iesv.

      Rome, Francisco Corbelletti 1632 - Handcoloured engraved map depicting the 'Leo Belgicus'. The map shows the Netherlands and Belgium in the shape of a lion and is contemporary handcoloured in a very attractive way. The map was published as an engraved titlepage in the 'De Bello Belgico Decas Prima' by Famiano Strada, 1572-1649. The first state. Measurements: (map) 31 x 22,1 cm. (including frame) 50 x 41 cm. Heijden, H.A.M. van der (2006). Leo Belgicus, p. 50

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        True Religion Explained and Defended Against the Arch-Enemies thereof in these Times

      London: Printed for Ri. Royston in Ivie Lane, 1632, 1632. First edition in English. STC 12400; ESTC S122528 (recording three locations in the British Isles - BL, Cambridge & Oxford; and five in North America - Folger, HEH, NY Social Library, Chicago & Yale). Bound a little tightly at the gutters, but a very nice copy.. 12mo, recent full calf period style, red morocco label, gilt lettering. Engraved title-page. The first translation into English of De Veritate Religionis Christianæ by the Dutch humanist Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), first published in Latin in 1627. Some copies have both a letterpress title-page and an engraved title-page, and other copies have one or the other. This copy has only the engraved title, and opposite it is a printed explanation of its elaborate depiction entitled "The minde of the frontispiece, or title page."

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        Les Bergeries de Mre Honorat de Bueil, chevalier, sieur de Racan. Dédiées au Roy. Cinquième édition, reveuë et corrigée

      Chez Toussainct du Bray, 1632. - Chez Toussainct du Bray, à Paris 1632, In 8 (11x16,8cm), 207pp. (1), relié. - Quinta edizione, l'ultima rivista e corretta dall'autore. Stampa corsivo. Bound in piena pelle di pecora strutturato vecchio marrone. Smooth indietro ben arredato. Parte del titolo in marocchino rosso. Foxing. bella copia. Secondo Louis Arnoult, Racan (aneddotica Storia e critica della sua vita e le sue opere. Paris, A. Colin. 1896), questa è la migliore edizione di Bergeries. Essa è preceduta da numerose sale, la Lettera al re, L'ode al re, vari sonetti a se stesso, la scrittura Malherbe. Racan ha scritto questo dramma pastorale, quando è stato innamorato di Catherine Bath, alias Arthénice nel 1619. Catturato nel tumulto della guerra, essendo egli stesso un soldato, non tornerà al suo lavoro molto più tardi. E 'considerato il più brillante studente di Malherbe, che incontrò nel 1605. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Cinquième édition, la dernière revue et corrigée par l'auteur. Impression en Italiques.  Reliure en pleine basane granitée brune d'époque. Dos lisse joliment orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Rousseurs. bel exemplaire. Selon Louis Arnoult, Racan, (Histoire anecdotique et critique de sa vie et de ses œuvres. Paris, A. Colin. 1896), il s'agit de la meilleure édition des Bergeries. Elle est précédée de nombreuses pièces, l'epître au roi, L'ode au roi, divers sonnets à lui-même, lettre à Malherbe. Racan composa cette pastorale dramatique lorsqu'il fut épris de Catherine de Thermes, alias Arthénice, en 1619. Pris dans les tumultes de la guerre, étant lui-même soldat, il ne reviendra à son oeuvre que bien plus tard. On le considère comme le plus brillant élève de Malherbe, qu'il rencontra en 1605. 

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        Africae descriptio IX lib absoluta

      Leiden, Elzevier 1632 - LEO AFRICANUS, Johannes (Al-Hassan ben Mohammed Alvazas Alfasi) Africae descriptio IX lib absoluta. Leiden, Elzevier, 1632. 2 parts in 1 volume. 24mo. 800 + [16]p. with engraved title page included in pagination. Contemporary vellum. Finely printed Elzevier pocket edition of this influential work on the history, geography, language, customs and natural history of Africa by the Arab geographer Al-Hassan (1483-1552). Born in Seville, the author spent his early years travelling throughout North Africa and the Near East. In 1517 he was caught by Christian pirates and taken to Rome, where, under the protection of Pope Leo X, he converted to Christianity and assumed the names of his benefactor. At the request of the Pope, he translated the present work into Italian from the Arabic manuscript which he had been carrying with him at the time of his capture. The present work had a considerable impact on all later writers on Africa. A fine copy. Pieters 1632.8; Willems 371; Rahir 355; see also Palau 135532. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Ambassadeur chimérique ou le chercheur de dupes du Cardinal de Richelieu, revue et augmentée par l'auteur.

      Sans mention d'éditeur / Bruxelles 1632. In-12 reliure plein veau avec titre au dos rédigé à la main. Contient 7 oeuvres contre le Cardinal de Richelieu : L'Ambassadeur chimérique ou le chercheur de dupes du Cardinal de Richelieu, revue et augmentée par l'auteur - Rabbi Benoni visiones et doctrina - Catolicon Francois ou plaintes de deux chasteaux rapportées par Renaudot Maistre du bureau d'adresse ( vers 1636 avec 11 vignettes in texte ) - Derniers advis a la France par un bon chrestien et fidèle citoyen ( vers 1639 ) - Les iustes plaintes de l'hollandois catholique et pacifique sur les affaires du temps & les guerres prefentes - L'esprit bien-heureux du Mareschal de Marillac a l'esprit mal-heureux du Cardinal de Richelieu ( vers 1632 )- Manifeste pour la Maison d'Autriche. Ces pamphlets ont été rédigées par Messire Mathieu de Morgues, Sr de Saint-Germain , Jésuite,Aumônier de Marie de Médicis, écrivain politique éclésiastique & polémiste au service de Marie de Médicis. Rarissime ouvrage avec tables des matières rédigées à la main. 2 annotations manuscrites ( en page de titre & au bas de la page 7 ). Très bel état général pour cet exemplaire unique.Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

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         La vie du vénérable Pierre L'Hermite. Auteur de la première croisade & conqueste de Jerusalem. Père & fondateur de l'abbaye de Neuf-Moustier.

      Valenciennes Jan Veruliet 1632 Petit in-12 de (4) ff., 153-(1 bl.)-66-(2 bl.)-(16) pp.; maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, filets à froid encadrant les plats, encadrement intérieur, tranches marbrées sous or (reliure de la fin du XIXe siècle de L. Claessens). Première édition, peu commune, illustrée d'un portrait de Pierre L'Ermite gravé par Théodore Galle, de quelques figures gravées sur bois dans le texte, et de 3 pages non chiffrées avec la généalogie et postérité de Pierre L'Hermite. En 1095, le pape Urbain II lança un appel pour aider les Chrétiens de Palestine qu'il pensait menacés après la prise de Jérusalem par les Turcs en 1078. Pierre L'Ermite sillona une partie de la France puis de l'Allemagne en prêchant la croisade. Plusieurs milliers de pélerins le suivirent jusqu'à Jérusalem où l'on perdit sa trace en 1099. Le récit de sa vie est suivit d'un Brief recueil des croisades et entreprises générales des Cherstiens pour la délivrance de la Terre Saincte. Très bel exemplaire dans une reliure signée en maroquin rouge. Brunet, IV, 262. -- Hage Chahine, 3511. -- Sommervogel, VI, 37.

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        HISTORIA VERDADERA DE LA CONQUISTA DE LA NUEVA-ESPANA.

      Madrid: en la Imprenta del Reyno, 1632, [but probably somewhat later]. - [6],254,[6] leaves. Small folio. Contemporary limp vellum, spine title in manuscript, two vellum ties at fore-edge. Sizable marginal tear to E7, lower corner of F3 torn away, neither affecting text. Very light staining along fore- edge and in upper corner of initial leaves, occasional stray ink marks in lower corner, but generally clean internally. Very good plus. The classic account of the Spanish conquest of Mexico by, as the titlepage identifies the author, "uno de sus Conquistadores." Written in response to Lopez de Gomara's laudatory biography of Cortés, in which "El Marques" sometimes seems to have conquered the Aztec empire single-handedly, the HISTORIA VERDADERA. remained in manuscript for some fifty years until Alonso Remon, the Chronicler General of the Mercederian Order, edited the text for publication. It is the classic eyewitness account of the conquest of Mexico, and will always be one of the primary sources for that extraordinary saga. "Díaz wrote from the point of view of the man in the ranks; he had served as a junior officer throughout the campaign, from the landing at Vera Cruz to Cortés's march against Olid in Honduras. He had fought the Tlaxcalans, he had battled his way across the causeway on Noche Triste, he had been all through the siege of Mexico. In all he tells us that he had taken part in one hundred and nineteen battles, and his body was covered with wounds. For this service his only rewards were an Aztec princess and a magistracy in Guatemala, but had the satisfaction that comes alone from distinguished service, and his heroic robustness shows itself in every line of his book. There is nothing urbane or polished about Díaz's HISTORIA. It is the unadorned, day-to-day account of one of Cortés's soldiers; its very simplicity and frankness give it a genuine flavour, which together with the great events it depicts, makes it one of the most powerful and stirring soldier's narratives ever written" - Penrose. A foundation work for any collection of Americana, offered in a very good copy in a contemporary binding. This edition, which has a 1632 title on the date, is evidently a pirated edition, possibly published somewhat later than 1632. the first edition contains an engraved titlepage and one additional chapter at the end of the text. MEDINA (BHA) 898. SABIN 19978 ("First edition, of much rarity"). STREETER SALE 192. PALAU 72354. MAGGS BIBLIOTHECA AMERICANA I:195. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 632/27. SALVA II:3308,3309. ARENTS 177. PENROSE, p.296.

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        Bullae septem Gregorii IX. Alexadri IIII. Ioannis XXII. Clemetis VI. Innocentii VI & Innocenti VII Romanorum Pontificum contra detentores Terrarum, Castrorum, Locorum & Iurium, S. R. E.

      Apud Haeredes Antonii Bladii Impressores Camerales, 1632. In 4, pp. (8). Esemplare con mancanze agli ampi margini. Gora al mag. est. Br. rifatta con carta d'epoca. Pubblicazione contenente le bolle emesse da vari pontefici, da Gregorio IX ad Alessandro IV fino a Innocenzo VII contro l'edificazione di castelli nei territori della Sabina e della Tuscia. In particolare nella bolla di papa Gregorio IX, dal titolo 'Gregorius Episcopus servuus servorum.... per Sabiniam constutis...' sono citati espressamente i comuni in cui e' fatto divieto di edificazione: Acquapendente, Bolsena, Montefiascone, Spoleto, Nocera Umbra, Gualdo Tadino, Sassocorvaro, Narni, San Gemini, Stroncone, Miranda, Otricoli, ecc... ITA

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        Apuliae Terraemotus deploratio.

      Rome, Giacomo Mascardi, 1632 - 4° (202x149 mm). 7, [1] pp. One woodcut opening initial, tailpiece on recto of the last leaf. Unbound. An excellent copy, slightly browned, a few old folds. Very scarce narrative - only one copy recorded in OCLC - of the disastrous earthquake that stroke the area of Gargano in Apulia, on 30 July 1627. The horribilis terraemotus described by the abbot Giacchetti was followed by a tsunami, probably the largest that ever occurred in the Adriatic Sea. Furchheim, p. 65; Baratta, p. 894; BSRI, p. 325, PG032; M. Baratta, Sulla attività sismica nella Capitanata. Roma 1896 (See item 257). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         [ROUTES des POSTES] Carte géographicque des postes qui traversent la France.

      Paris Melchior Tavernier 1632-1637 412 x 532 mm. PREMIERE CARTE IMPRIMEE DES POSTES DE FRANCE, dressée par Nicolas Sanson d'Abbeville en 1632 et publiée par Melchior Tavernier dans le Théâtre géographique du royaume de France en 1637. L'auteur a représenté les itinéraires entre les grands centres de l'époque : Paris, Lyon, Rouen, Toulouse, Bordeaux ou Limoges. A droite de la carte, dans un encadré intitulé Au Lecteur, Tavernier explique que Nicolas Sanson a exécuté la carte à sa demande. Elle connut un si grand succès qu'elle fut très vite copiée par un autre géographe, Nicolas Berey. Puis elle fut remise à jour et rééditée par les fils de Sanson en 1676. En haut à droite figurent les armoiries royales. Bel exemplaire. Pastoureau, TAVERNIER IIC. Bibliothèque Nationale/Musée de la Poste, Guy Arbellot, Autour des routes de poste, p. 28.

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        Les Sainctes Prieres de l'ame Chrestienne Escrites & gravées après le naturel de La plume Par P. Moreau Me Escrivain Juré.

      1632Petit in-8 (145 x 90 mm), plein maroquin grenat orné à la «Du Seuil», dos à 5 nerfs cloisonné à froid orné de fleurons dorés entre-nerfs, plats garnis dun jeu dencadrements à froid, fleurons dorés en écoinçon et fleuron fleurdelisé au centre, coupes filetées, dentelle intérieure dorée, tranches dorées (rel. Bruyère ca 1850), (106) f. gravés recto-verso. Paris, Chez l'Autheur, 1632. Deuxième édition remaniée (la première de 1631 est rarissime), de lun des chefs-d'uvre de la calligraphie du XVIIe siècle dont la réalisation demanda plusieurs années délaboration. Entièrement gravé en taille-douce, louvrage est composé d'un titre-frontispice aux armes de la reine Anne d'Autriche, à laquelle le livre est dédié, d'un feuillet de dédicace et de 104 feuillets de texte composé dans les caractères créés par Pierre Moreau, placé dans de larges bordures historiées dencadrement, toutes différentes.Le livre est illustré de 30 grandes compositions (29 à pleine page et une à demi-page), fleurs et motifs végétaux, scènes religieuses, allégories, figures héraldiques, une suite des sept péchés capitaux attribuée à Abraham Bosse différente de celle figurant dans la première édition, etc.Ancien clerc des finances, Pierre Moreau dessina et grava un jeu de caractères cursifs mobiles à limitation de son écriture, dite "écriture financière", reprenant la tradition inaugurée au XVIe siècle avec les caractères de civilité. Bien que nayant pas été admis au sein de la communauté des imprimeurs de Paris, il reçut des lettres de privilège pour exploiter ses nouveaux caractères et devint imprimeur du roi en 1643. Il imprima 33 livres jusquà sa mort survenue en 1648. Ses caractères furent, par la suite, cédés à Denis Thierry, puis à Jacques Collombat. Les livres sortis de ses presses ont toujours été recherchés pour leur originalité typographique et qualité dimpression.(Brunet, Supplément, I, 1117. Conihout et Gabriel, 'Poésie & calligraphie imprimée à Paris au XVIIIe', p. 63-68 et 120-121. A. Jammes, Belles écritures, n° 18).Quelques rousseurs et petites piqûres éparses. Petit accroc à la coiffe inférieure.Provenance : Edouard Pelat (ex-libris gravé sur cuivre) et Georges Lainé (ex-libris doré sur ex-libris).Bel exemplaire, très bien relié en maroquin rouge par Jean-Pierre Bruyère (1804-1870), célèbre relieur lyonnais.

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        The Holy Bible. Conteyning the Old Testament and the New Newlie Translated out of ye Original Tongues and with the former Translations diligently compared and revised by his Maiesties speciall Commandement. Appointed to be read in Churches [WITH] The vvhole booke of Psalmes. Collected into English meeter by Thomas Sternhold, Iohn Hopkins and others, conferred with the Hebrewe, with apt notes to sing them with all. Set forth and allowed to be sung in all churches, of all the people together, and after morning and evening prayer, as also before and after sermons: and moreover in priuate houses for their godly solace and comfort, laying apart all ungodly songs and ballads, which tend onely to the nourishing of vice, and corrupting of youth.

      London Robert Barker and the assignes of John Bill Psalmes = R. Badger for the Company of Stationers 1632 - Folio (33 x 21.5 cm). "Genealogies" by J[ohn] S[peed]: title, [1], 34 pp.; " A Description of Canaan, and the bordering Countries": [4]pp., double page woodcut map, engraved title [f.1] verso blank, dedication f.2, preface ff. 3-8, list of books 1 p., full-page engraving to verso; Old Testament ff. 1-327; Apocrypha ff. 328-404; New Testament, engraved title [f. 405] verso blank, ff. 406-507; Psalmes: title, 115, [7] pp. Rubricated throughout. Early eighteenth century black morocco, gilt borders composed of decorative rolll tools to covers, spine in seven compartments, red morocco label to second, others richly gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt. Metal borders and furnishings to covers, metal bosses to corners, metal lozenge to centre; clasps defective, last leaf of Psalms laid down else a fine clean, complete example. A well-preserved, complete example of the King James Bible, with the Speed map of the Holy-Land. The bible is the single most important book in the history of ideas and the King James version is the most widely-published text in the English language. First printed by the King's Printer Robert Barker, this was the third translation into English to be approved by the English Church authorities. The first was the Great Bible commissioned in the reign of King Henry VIII (1535), and the second was the Bishops' Bible of 1568. In England under the 1408 Constitutions of Oxford, it was strictly forbidden to translate the Bible into the native tongue. This ban was vigorously enforced by Cardinal Wolsey and the Lord Chancellor, Sir Thomas More, in an attempt to prevent the rise of English 'Lutheranism'. The only authorised version of the Bible was St Jerome's Vulgate, which was understood only by highly-educated people. By Shakespeare's time, England had split with Rome, and the political scenery had changed markedly. Bibles in English were now available, such as Henry VIII's authorised 'Great Bible'; the 'Geneva Bible', copiously furnished with Protestant footnotes; and even the Church's 'Bishop's Bible', published as a failed response to the popularity of the Geneva. King James I abolished the death penalty attached to English Bible translation, and commissioned a new version that would use the best available translations and sources, and importantly, be free of biased footnotes and commentaries. To this end he convened the Hampton Court Conference in 1604 where the new English version was conceived. The translation is widely considered a towering achievement in English literature, as both beautiful and scholarly. It has contributed numerous idioms to English, more than any other single source, including Shakespeare; examples include feet of clay and reap the whirlwind. The translation committee of 50 scholars drew on many sources, The result was first printed in 1611, and was 'appointed to be read in churches'. With interesting provenance: William Lowndes (1652-1724) was a leading figure at the Treasury where he became an opponent of the economic theories of John Locke. There is also an American connection as his father had escaped the English Civil War by going to the American colonies, returning after the death of Charles I. As often (as noted by Herbert) the date of the bible on the general title page has been changed by hand to 1633. The fine title-page is signed Guilielmus Hole fecit. The signature is partly burnished out of the plate as noted by ESTC in copies with the date altered to 1633. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Voyages dAfrique faicts par le commandement du Roy. Ou sont contenues les navigations des Fraçois, entreprises en 1629 & 1630 sous la conduite de Monsieur le Commadeur de Razilly des costes Occidentales des Royaumes de Fez & de Marroc

      Paris Nicolas Traboulliet 1632 1 In-8 Plein vélin ivoire à recouvrement de l'époquePetit in-8 de (1) f.bl., (4) ff., 320 pp. et (1) f.bl. Relié en plein vélin ivoire à recouvrement de l'époque, dos lisse avec le titre et la date calligraphiés. Reliure de l'époque. RARE EDITION ORIGINALE avec un titre rajeuni de la relation des expeditions organisées par Richelieu en 1629 et 1630 sur les côtes du Maroc. Il s'agit de l'un des plus anciens ouvrages français relatifs au Maroc. Ce très intéressant ouvrage contient des détails curieux sur les moeurs et la religion des habitants de ces contrées, et des observations sur la géographie ; il témoigne aussi du grand intérêt que portait Richelieu au commerce avec l'Afrique du Nord. Les bibliographes soulignent l'extrême rareté de cet ouvrage. Magnifique exemaplire à belles marges, de cette très rare relation de voyages, conservé dans son vélin à recouvrement de l'époque. Brunet, I, 483 ; Chadenat, 5008. ***Rare first edition with a title renewed of the relation of the expeditions organized by Richelieu in 1629 and 1630 to the coasts of Morocco. This is one of the oldest French books about Morocco. A splendid wide-margined copy of this very rare travel relation, preserved in its contemporary overlapped vellum.*** Très bon

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        Histoire curieuse de tout ce qui s'est passé à l'entrée de la Reyne Mère du Roy tres chrestien dans les villes des Pays Bas. Par le Sr de la Serre Historiographe de France.

      Anvers, Imprimerie Plantinienne de Balthasar Moretus, 1632. In-folio en plein vélin souple de l'époque. 311 x 218 mm. In-folio de (1) f.bl., (5) ff. y compris 2 frontispices gravés, 74 pp. et 3 planches gravées à pleine page, (1) f., (1) f.bl. Qq. très légères piqûres sur les ff. prel., 1 planche rognée plus court. Relié en plein vélin souple de l'époque, traces de liens, dos lisse, non rogné. Reliure de l'époque. RARE EDITION ORIGINALE DE CE SUPERBE LIVRE DE FETE ILLUSTRANT L'ENTREE DE MARIE DE MEDICIS DANS LES VILLES DE MONS, ANVERS ET BRUXELLES. Mennessier de la Lance, Essai de Bibliographie hippique, 453 ; Lipperheide 2661 ; Landwehr, Splendid Ceremonies, 84. Inconnu de Brunet. L'ILLUSTRATION, SUPERBE, FORTEMENT INSPIREE DE RUBENS, SE COMPOSE DE DEUX FRONTISPICES ET DE 3 PLANCHES GRAVEES A PLEINE PAGE. SUPERBE ET RARE LIVRE DE FETES COMMANDE PAR LE ROI CHARLES IER D'ANGLETERRE EN L'HONNEUR DE SA BELLE-MERE, MARIE DE MEDICIS, REINE DE FRANCE, QUI S'EXILA AUX PAYS-BAS EN NOVEMBRE 1630. TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE, PARTICULIEREMENT GRAND DE MARGES CAR NON ROGNE, CONSERVE DANS SA PREMIERE RELIURE EN VELIN SOUPLE DE L'EPOQUE. *** Folio [311 x 218 mm] of (1) bl. l., (5) ll. including 2 engraved frontispieces, 74 pp. and 3 engraved full-page pl., (1) l., (1) bl. l. A few light foxing on the preliminary ll., 1 plate trimmed shorter. Bound in full contemporary limp vellum, remains of ties, flat spine, untrimmed. Contemporary binding. RARE FIRST EDITION OF THIS SUPERB FESTIVAL BOOK ILLUSTRATING THE ENTRY OF MARIE DE MEDICI IN THE TOWNS OF MONS, ANTWERP AND BRUSSELS. Mennessier de la Lance, Essai de Bibliographie hippique, 453; Lipperheide 2661; Landwehr, Splendid Ceremonies, 84. Unknown by Brunet. A VERY FINE BOOK, PARTICULARLY WIDE-MARGINED SINCE UNTRIMMED, PRESERVED IN ITS ORIGINAL CONTEMPORARY LIMP VELLUM BINDING. ***

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        Discours pour le Restablissement de la Milice de France, contenant les Fonctions depuis le simple soldat iusques à celle de General d'armée, ensemble les exercices tant de l'Infanterie que Cauallerie : La forme de rangers les armées en bataille en raze Campagne, & lieux Montueux : Le moyen pour recognoistre la capacité des Ingenieux en la Theorie & pratique de la Fortification, Castrametation, feux d'Artifices & autres choses dependantes de la defensive et offensive de guerre. La maniere de bien etablir la Navigation Françoise, pour les armées navales & le commerce : Et autres voyes & moyens extraordinaires pour mettre la Milice de France à son periode.

      A Rouen, 1632, chez Charles Osmont, 1 volume de 16.5x21.5 cm environ, (1) ff., 14 pp., (non paginées), 375 pp., 10 pp. (table des matières), reliure plein vélin crème d'époque. Agrémenté de nombreuses figures et 9 planches dépliantes. Mouillure claire sur les premières pages, trous sur le mors intérieur en milieu de volume, fente sur le premier plat, manque de papier sur un coin, bon état pour le reste. Ouvrage décrit en 8, 9 ou 10 planches, celui-ci comporte 9 planches.

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        Cento giuochi liberali et d'ingegno nuovamente. ritrovati, et in dieci Libri descritti.

      Vinegia, per Giovan Maria Bonelli, 1553, In 4to, mezza pelle molle posteriore, settecentesca, titolo in tassello al dorso con mancanze .pp. (3), da 4 a 122, (1 b.). Gora alla parte sup delle ultime tre carte. Marca tipografica al frontespizio e in fine, iniziali istoriate, caratteri corsivi. Buon esemplare della seconda edizione (la prima di Bologna nel 1551). Riccardi, II, 378: "Contiene alcuni giochi numerici e meccanici, curiosi e dilettevoli". Smith, Rara arithmetica, 253. Adams/R-565 .

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        La Charge du Mareschal des Logis.

      La Haye: Henry Hondius. 1632 - Folio. 16.5 x 10.5 inches. (420 x 268 cm). [6], 67pp. plus engraved title page and 9 large inserted double-page and folding engraved plates and 30 engraved text illustrations, some folding. Period half leather and vellum sides. Scuffing and loss to leather spine, vellum to front cover lacking but board intact; title page with repair to margin, dampstained to lower edge throughout, some plates repaired and some loss to upper corner area of last two leaves. A very good copy. The Hague: Henry Hondius, 1632. A splendidly illustrated book about the "art of provisioning the military," published by Henry Hondius (1597-1657), son of the famed Dutch map engraver Jocodus Hondius, and a noted map maker in his own right. This copy damaged but with all engraved plates. Scarce. Part of title page reproduced. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia dei fatti d'Antonio Lambertacci Nobile, e potente Cittadin Bolognese.

      Bologna, Clemente Ferroni, 1632, In 4to, cartonato coevo, piega centrale, dorso con mancanze, pp. (8)-98-(2). Prima (unica)edizione. Antonio Lambertacci nella battaglia di Fossalta, fu artefice della cattura di Re Renzo, figlio del Barbarossa.Gaspare Bombaci, storico e araldista bolognese (1607 - 1676); scrisse altre opere sulla sua città. Ex libris Sanguinetti con veduta di Bologna.

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        Ovid's Metamorphosis. Englished, Mythologiz'd, And Represented in Figures. [with] An Essay to the Translation of Virgil's Æneis. By G.S. [George Sandys]

      Oxford: Printed at Oxford by John Lichfield, 1632 - First illustrated edition thus. 4to. (18), 38, (6 pages erratically numbered, though text continuous), 51-124, 145-487, (1), 491-549, (1) pp. Bound in tan full calf by the Edinburgh bookbinders Henderson and Bissett, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered maroon label, gilt decorated to the other compartments, marbled endpapers featuring the book label of T. Leonard Ellis to the front pastedown and with his ownership inscription to the succeeding flyleaf, the later bookplate of Everett E. Whitney to the rear pastedown with the discreet ticket of the Glasgow booksellers Kerr and Richardson underneath, all edges gilt. Engraved title and 16 plates as usual, extra illustrated with 25 fine additional plates; a manuscript list describing them as by the "First Masters" including Picart, Pierino (Perino del Vaga), Raphael Urbino, Titian, Van Eyck and Guido Reni amongst others, the additional plates generally mounted on a thicker paper stock or card and sometimes cropped with the titles or artists' names affixed to the versos, some of the larger plates folding. The joints expertly repaired, a unique and magnificently embellished copy. Sandys originally published his translation of the first five books of the Metamorphoses in 1621, before leaving for Virginia; the Virginia Company being managed by his brother Edwin. His first full translation of the work appeared in 1626, of which this is the most celebrated edition featuring his revisions and also, for the first time, illustrations. Thomas Leonard Ellis (c. 1862-1897) was the son of Thomas Ellis, founder of the North British Ironworks of Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire. The book was almost certainly extra illustrated at the time of the binding, so it is likely that Ellis either commissioned the work himself or purchased it from the Glasgow booksellers Kerr and Richardson who had the work carried out. Alternatively, the ticket could suggest that the book was purchased from Ellis' estate on his early demise. The volume subsequently making it directly or indirectly across the Atlantic into the collection of Everett E. Whitney (1861-1937), a lumber merchant of Hingham, Massachusetts. Some of the supplied plates are more clearly identified or are identifiable than others. The engraving after Raphael, bound in at the tenth book, accords with that held by the British Museum (no. V,6.84), and dated by them as 1630-50. The image has been cropped, but Raphael's name and the other legend is mounted on the verso. The engraving after Perino del Vaga featuring Venus and Vulcan at the Forge, here bound in the thirteenth book, matches that held by the Biblioteca Casanatense in Rome. They describe it as a 16th century printing, being engraved by Giorgio Ghisi and published by Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi. The engraving after Titian of Vulcan and Ceres, bound in at the fifth book, can also be found in the British Museum catalogue, number 1917,1208.529. Described as an engraving by Pieter van Gunst dating from 1710-14, after a slightly earlier mezzotint from the same series by John Smith. Indeed a number of mezzotints are included in this copy, including "Perseus Delivers Andromeda from ye Sea Monster" engraved by John Simon after Guido Reni (BM catalogue 2010,7081.3441).

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