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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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        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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        Le prince de Balzac

      chez Toussaint du Bray, 1632. - chez Toussaint du Bray, à Paris 1632, in-8 (17,2x11,5cm), xl. 456pp. (xxi)., relié. - Seconda edizione, la prima edizione in corso di pubblicazione nel corso dell'anno precedente. Velina tempo pieno flessibile, di nuovo muto. Una coda pergamena strappato, le cuciture sono un po 'allentato. Fine del libro, 10 pagine piegate ad angolo. Il libro è un quadro politico dell'Europa sotto Luigi XIII cucita con esempi dell'antichità (notare una curiosa tabella dei contenuti). L'autore definisce il ritratto di un principe, con tutte le qualità di un uomo onesto XVII e che alcuni designato come un ritratto lusinghiero di Luigi XIII .. Il libro è considerato notevole per la chiarezza della sua lingua e la perfezione della sua eloquenza. Tchemerzine, I, 359. Il libro è stato censurato tre anni dopo la pubblicazione da parte della Sorbona. 'Edizione cettte ha subito l'angolo indicato dalla facoltà della Sorbona. Brunet I, 631 - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition, l'édition originale étant parue l'année précédente. Reliure en plein vélin souple d'époque, dos muet. Une déchirure du vélin en queue, les coutures sont quelque peu lâches. En fin d'ouvrage, 10 pages repliées en coin. Le livre consiste en un tableau politique de l'Europe sous Louis XIII mâtiné d'exemples empruntés à l'antiquité (on remarque une curieuse table des matières). L'auteur y établit le portrait d'un prince doté de toutes les qualités de l'honnête homme du XVIIme et que d'aucuns désigneront comme étant un portrait flatteur de Louis XIII.. L'ouvrage est réputé remarquable pour la clarté de sa langue et la perfection de son éloquence. Tchemerzine, I, 359. L'ouvrage fut censuré 3 ans après sa publication par la Sorbonne. 'Cettte édition a subi les retranchements indiqués par la faculté de la Sorbonne '. Brunet, I, 631

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        Les quinze Livres des Eléments Géométriques d'Euclide. Traduicts en François par D. Henrion, Professeur ès Mathématiques, imprimez, revueus & corrigéz du vivant de l'Autheur : avec des Commentaires beaucoup plus amples & faciles, & des figures en plus grand nombre qu'en toutes les impressions précédentes. Plus le Livre des Donnez du mesme Euclide aussi traduict en François par ledit Henrion, & imprimé de son vivant

      De l'Imprimerie d'Isaac Dedin,Veuve dudit Henrion, 1632. Traduicts en François par D. Henrion, Professeur ès Mathématiques, imprimez, revueus & corrigéz du vivant de l'Autheur : avec des Commentaires beaucoup plus amples & faciles, & des figures en plus grand nombre qu'en toutes les impressions précédentes. Plus le Livre des Donnez du mesme Euclide aussi traduict en François par ledit Henrion, & imprimé de son vivant, 1 vol. in - 4 reliure de l'époque pleine basane marron, dos à 5 nerfs orné, coupes ornées, De l'Imprimerie d'Isaac Dedin, Et se vendent en l'Isle du Palais, à l'Image S. Michel, par le veufve dudit Henrion, Paris, 1632, 2 ff. (titre ; Au lecteur), 689 pp. Mathématicien français né en France vers la fin du XVIe siècle, Denis Henrion entra fort jeune comme ingénieur au service des Provinces - Unies. En 1607, il vint à Paris où il professa les mathématiques, et eut pour élèves beaucoup de jeunes gens de familles nobles. Imprimé de manière posthume et vendu par sa veuve, le présent ouvrage fut le dernier travail corrigé par Henrion de son vivant. Rare et agréable exemplaire (rel. lég. frottée, coiffe sup. arasée, coins frottés, qq. travaux de vers angulaires et marginaux n'affectant pas le texte, le plus important courant sur les 36 premiers ff., petite mouill. angulaire en fin d'ouvrage), très richement illustré d'une multitude de figures géométriques. Français

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        Della Dimensione Delle Linee Rette Eseguita Con Lo Squadro Agrimensorio, Con Sergentine Ordinarie, Ò Con Canne Semplicissime

      A. Bartoli, Perugia 1632 - 94pp. 8vo. With numerous woodcuts, illustrations, initials and vignettes to text. Very clean and bright copy of that unique book. Not bound pamphlet. Very scarce book. Early study of agriculture surveying, geometry, perspective and measurements. Size: 8vo

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        1632 1ed Lives of Twelve Visconti Duchy of MILAN Italy Como Giovio FINE BINDING

      In Milano : Per Gio. Batta. Bidelli, 1632. - 1632 1ed Lives of Twelve Visconti Duchy of MILAN Italy Como Giovio FINE BINDING EXQUISITE & RARE Le vite dei dodeci Visconti An absolutely stunning book by Como – an authoritative historical work of the life and works of the twelve Visconti who ruled Milan in the 15th and 16th-centuries. Paolo Giovio (1483 – 1552) was an Italian physician, historian, biographer, and prelate. Visconti is the family name of two important Italian noble dynasties of the Middle Ages. There are two distinct Visconti families: the first one (chronologically) in the Republic of Pisa in the mid twelfth century who achieved prominence first in Pisa, then in Sardinia where they became rulers of Gallura. The second rose to power in Milan, where they ruled from 1277 to 1447 and where several collateral branches still exist. Pope Gregory X, who reigned from 1271 to 1276, was a member of the House of Visconti. The renowned director Luchino Visconti is a scion of this latter family. We find no other 1632 examples of this same book for sale; however we find 1645 printings for sale for $1,600! Main author: Paolo Giovio (como); Lodovico Domenichi; G P Bianchi; Gio Battista Bidelli Title: Le vite dei dodeci Visconti prencipi di Milano Published: In Milano : Per Gio. Batta. Bidelli, 1632. Language: Latin Notes & contents: • Beautiful modern, leather binding • The binding says 1633, however, we do not find any examples of 1633 printings. 1632 and 1645 printings are the only two that are known. o Publisher and dating on the bottom of the illustrated title page • Names included: o Lodovico Domenichi o Galeazzo Secondo o Otho o Magno Mattheo o Galeazzo Primo o Plus MORE FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure fine leather binding Pages: complete with all 184 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: In Milano : Per Gio. Batta. Bidelli, 1632. Size: ~7in X 4.5in (18cm x 12cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our first priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $950 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Psychologia vera I.B.T. XL Quaestionibus explicata et rerum publicarum vero regimini ac earum maiestatico iuri applicata...

      Apud Iohann Ianssonium, 1632. Cm. 10,8, pp. (96) 621 (1) + 1 cb. Bel frontespizio figurato finemente inciso in rame. Legatura strettamente coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro, piatti inquadrati da duplice filetto dorato. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale della versione latina di quest'opera apparsa in originale nel 1620 (in lingua tedesca) e compilata dal mistico tedesco Jacob Böhme (1575 - 1624).

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        The Famous and Memorable Works of Josephus, A Man of Much Honour and Learning Among The Jews. Faithfully Translated out of the Latin, and French, by Tho. Lodge, Doctor in Physicke

      by J.L. for Simon Waterson, 1632. 1 vol., 13-1/2" x 9", folio, (v)812pp.(xiv), complete, mild toning to edges of title-page, otherwise generally clean and bright throughout. Bound in contemporary full speckled calf over cords, expertly rebacked, retaining the original gilt lettered red morocco spine label. This the variant (STC 14812a) has S. Waterson's name in the imprint as publisher as apposed to Andrew Hebb.

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        Satyre Menippee de la vertu du catholicon d'Espagne. De la tenue des estats de Paris durant la Ligue, suivant la coppie imprimée de l'an 1594

      sans lieu, sans nom, 1632. [282] feuillets non chiffrés, une planche dépliante vélin souple de l'époque, titre manuscrit sur le dos 1632, 1632, in-12, [282] feuillets non chiffrés, une planche dépliante, vélin souple de l'époque, titre manuscrit sur le dos, Signatures: a par 12; A, C, E, G, I, L, N, P, R, T, X, Z, B, D, F, H par 12; Kk par 12; Mm par 4; Oo par 8; Nn, Q, S et T par 12; Vv par 6 (dernier ff. blanc). Nouvelle édition de la Satire Ménipée et la première à contenir la gravure sur bois représentant la procession de la Ligue en février 1593. Elle contient en outre les bois gravés dans le texte, figurant le Seigneur Agnoste et les deux charlatans, ainsi que la mort de l'Asne Ligueur d'une damoiselle mort lors du Siège de Paris, et des monnaies, dont une à l'effigie du roi d'Espagne. Deux ouvrages reliés en un : un abrégé des estats de Paris, un épître du Sieur d'Engoulevent, un regret funèbre sur le trépas de l'asne ligueur, un discours sur l'explication du mot Higuiero d'infierno. Puis, Le Supplément du Catholicon, ou nouvelles des régions de la lune. Annotation sur un feuillet blanc, face à la page de titre. Des rousseurs dans le texte

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        De Iure [Jure] Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres, In Quibus Jus Naturae...

      1632. Early Edition of De Jure Belli ac Pacis Grotius, Hugo [1583-1645]. De Iure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres. In Quibus Jus Naturae & Gentium: Item Juris Publici Praecipua Explicantur. Editio Tertia Emendatior, & Multis Locis Auctior. Amsterdam: Apud Iansonium, 1632. [xxiii], 548, [35] pp. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Vellum derived from an old antiphonal leaf, lapped edges, somewhat calf lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed, edges colored green. Light soiling, some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and lightly worn, bookplate of Guido Kisch to front pastedown, a few partial cracks to text block. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, faint dampstaining to margins in a few places, spark burns to a few leaves. Two faint early owner signatures to title page, interior otherwise clean. * Third edition. Of all his numerous works De Jure Belli ac Pacis will always be considered Grotius' magnum opus, the work upon which his reputation most solidly rests. "The distinction between religion and law or morality is not clearly made, but Grotius' principle of an immutable law, which God can no more alter than a mathematical axiom, was the first expression of the droit naturel, the natural law which exercised the great political theorists of the eighteenth century, and is the foundation of modern international law" (Carter and Muir). The first Gronov edition was published in 1663. This copy includes Mare Liberum, or Freedom of the Seas (1609), Grotius's influential treatise on maritime law and the right of free navigation. Kisch [1889-1985] was a prominent jurist and scholar who produced important works on humanism, Jewish law and history, German jurisprudence and the history of German-Jewish relations. Carter and Muir, Printing and the Mind of Man 125. Ter Muelen and Diermanse, Bibliographie des Ecrits Imprimes de Hugo Grotius 568.

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        Essay des Merveilles de Nature, et des plus nobles Artifices. Pièce très - nécessaire, à tous ceux qui font profession d'Eloquence. Par René François, Prédicateur du Roy. Neufième édition, reveuë, corrigée et Augmentée, en plusieurs endroits et notamment d'un chapitre des Monnoyes.

      chez Iean Osmont, 1632. Cm. 17, pp. (16) 630 (2). Marchio xilografico al frontespizio, capolettera, testate ed alcune figure incise nel testo. Legatura strettamente coeva in piena pergamena semirigida con nervi passanti e titoli ms. al dorso. Antica firma di possesso al frontespizio. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Interessante compilazione che tratta di vari argomenti tra cui un posto piuttosto importante occupa la caccia. Cfr. Thiébaud, Bibliographie sur la Chasse, 94.

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        VESUVIUS ARDENS SIVE EXERCITATIO MEDICO - PHYSICA MOTUM & INCENDIUM VESUVII MONTIS IN CAMPANIA XVI MENSIS DECEMBRIS, ANNI MDCXXXI

      EX TYPOGRAPHIA GUILELMI FACCIOTTI, 1632. In 8. Dim. 22x16 cm. Pp. (8)+317+(3). Rara opera del 1632 sul Monte Vesuvio del medico Genovese Vincenzo Alsario della Croce (n. 1570). Eminente professore di medicina a Roma per più di venti anni, fu uno dei primi a scrivere sull'epilessia. Medico dei papi Gregorio XV e Urbano VIII, Alsario venne allontanato da Roma perchè "bisbetico, litigioso, millantatore soverchio e poco prudente" (Gerini 1829, p. 287). L'opera, scritta in occasione della disastrosa eruzione del Vesuvio avvenuta il 12 Dicembre 1631 è uno studio medico fisico sulle eruzioni del Vesuvio e dell'Etna e le malattie ad esso corrrelate. Alsario descrive accuratamente le eruzioni e ciò che comportano, i terremoti e le alluvioni ad esse legate spesso citando scrittori di letteratura classica e mettendole a confronto con quelle del Sinai e dell' Hecla in Islanda. Interessante la parte dedicata alle malattie scatenate a Torre Annunziata. Alla fine del volume lista delle eruzioni del Vesuvio e relativa bibliografia. Nel testo descrizione dell'eruzioni dell'Etna nel 1537 L'opera è collazionata e risultata completa. In buone condizioni. Insieme al volume un foglio manoscritto. Raro, solo sei esemplari censiti su ICCU Copertina in piena pergamena coeva con titolo manoscritto al dorso in ottime condizioni generali con lievi usure ai margini e dorso. Parti mancanti al piatto posteriore. Legatura in buone condizioni a parte le pagine dalla 313 alla fine in parte staccate. Rottura alla prima carta bianca. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con fioriture e qualche brunitura. Lieve gora d'umidità al margine destro. Lievi usure margine alle pagine dalla 313 alla fine. Segni di inchiostro ed usura al frontespizio con piccola perdita di testo. Scarce work of 1632 about Vesuvio mountain by the physician from Genoa Vincenzo Alsario della Croce (n. 1570). He was teacher of medicine in Rome for more than 20 years, and the first one describing epilepsy. Physician of the Popes Gregorio XV and Urbano VIII, Alsario was expelled from Rome for his bad carachter "bisbetico, litigioso, millantatore soverchio e poco prudente" (Gerini 1829, p. 287). The work, written in occasion of the disaster eruption of Vesuvio happened the 12 of December 1631 is a physical medical study about eruption of Vesuvio and Etna and deseases connected. Alsario accurately describes wruption and what they cause, the earthquakes and flood associated citing writers of classical litterature and comparing them with those of Sinai and Hecla in Iceland. Interesting part describing deseases provoqued in Torre Annunziata. At the end of the volume list of eruption of Vesuvio mountain and relating bibliography. In the text description of eruption of Etna in 1537. A manuscripted page together with the volume. Work collationed and complete. In good conditions. Scarce copy, only six copies indicated on ICCU, archive of italian public libraries Full parchment coeval cover with manuscripted title in the spine in very good general conditions slightly worn in the edges and spine. Missing parts in the back plate. Binding in good conditions apart for pages from 313 until the end partially detached. Crack in the first white page. Inside pages are in good conditions with foxings and some yellowings. Slight humidity stain in the right edge. Slight wearings in the edges of pages from 313 until the end. Ink stain and wearing in the title page with slight loss of text.

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        De Bosporo Thracio libri III. RELIÉ À LA SUITE: Persia seu regni Persici status.

      - Leyde, Elzevir, 1632-1633; 2 ouvrages reliés en un volume in-24, 379 pp. (y compris le titre gravé) + 5 pp.n.ch. + 374 pp. (y compris le titre gravé) + 8 pp.n.ch. + 1 f. blanc, cartonnage à rabats de l'époque, pièce de titre de chagrin brique, tranches vertes (minimes défauts d'usage). Réunion de deux titres. I. Willems 366. Première édition elzévirienne. Pierre Gilles (1489-1555) partit pour l'Orient en 1544 et eut l'occasion de visiter aussi bien la Grèce que la Turquie, puis la Syrie, la Palestine, le Sinaï, l'Égypte et l'Afrique du Nord. Il s'intéressa plus particulièrement à la capitale ottomane et au détroit du Bosphore. Mais en 1550 il tomba entre les mains des pirates à Djerba, et ceux-ci le dépouillèrent des dossiers qu'il avait constitués au long de son périple en Orient. Libéré et revenu à Constantinople, il y passa près d'une année, avant de quitter définitivement le Bosphore en 1551 ou 1552, un fois reconstituée la matière de ses deux ouvrages sur Constantinople et le Bosphore. Les opuscules de Pierre Gilles (sous sa forme latine Petrus Gillius, ou Gyllius) ont été souvent cités et largement utilisés, car ils décrivent un état ancien de la ville de Constantinople et de ses alentours et ils signalent nombre de monuments ou de sites qui ont disparu depuis (Albert Failler, Revue des études byzantines, vol. 67, pp. 247-249). Beau titre gravé. II. Willems 623. Première édition elzévirienne. Géographe hollandais, Jean de Laet (1581-1649) consacra sa vie à la théologie et à la géographie ; il fut le directeur de la Compagnie hollandaise des Indes occidentales, et devint célèbre pour ses descriptions de pays. Beau titre gravé et 8 planches de costumes gravées sur bois, hors-texte. Bon exemplaire. 1632 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Osservazioni nel viaggio di D. Francesco Belli.

      Giovanni Pietro Pinelli, 1632. In 4to, legatura in cartonato con nervi passanti di metà  Settecento, pp. (12), 189, (1), (2 bianche). Marca tipografica al titolo. Firma di appartenenza cassata sul titolo. Esemplare a tratti un po' brunito e fiorito, ma nel complesso fresco e genuino.RARA PRIMA EDIZIONE dedicata dall'autore a Girolamo Diedo (Venezia, 26 maggio, 1632)."Nel complesso dell'attività  del Belli le pagine più vive restano le Osservazioni sul viaggio in Olanda e in Francia (pubblicate a Venezia nel 1632), iniziato nel maggio del '26 da Rotta Sabadina nel Polesine al seguito di Giorgio Zorzi, ambasciatore in Olanda, e conclusosi sulle rive dell'Oceano. Il Belli accenna nel libro ai luoghi più pittoreschi del suo itinerario: Verona, Desenzano, Bergamo, Lecco, Como, con tocchi delicati descrive il lago di Lugano e ricorda singolari incontri con gustosa vivacità , come quello avvenuto prima di arrivare a Bellinzona ("dove non si conoscono ladri, perché le merci stanno dì e notte sopra le pubbliche strade") con due guardie disarmate e un placidissimo malandrino avviato alla galera. La narrazione del Belli, benché quasi sempre contenuta nei limiti della scarna relazione, è piena di osservazioni su interessanti costumi locali, talvolta, con spirito di curioso osservatore, ci svela la sua spiccata sensibilità  barocca, quando, ad esempio, si sofferma sulla fattura "bizzarra" delle case degli Svizzeri (p. 16). In genere, però, le descrizioni del paesaggio sono sommarie e tutto viene ridotto al carattere stereotipo dell' "assai vago", troppo spesso del "gentile" o "delicato", del "grazioso" o dell' "ameno". Più viva invece è la descrizione della perigliosa traversata del San Gottardo innevato (p. 76), ma subito dopo tornano le scarne impressioni sulla visita alle varie città  svizzere, tedesche e olandesi e sul ritorno in Italia attraverso il Moncenisio. Da buon letterato il Belli, appena può, non manca di far sfoggio della propria erudizione classica con citazioni e rimandi a Cesare, Plinio o Tacito. Il Belli alterna la sua relazione con un buon numero di sonetti, ventisei per l'esattezza, condotti con una ingegnosità  tipicamente barocca, e inframmezzati al racconto là  dove le "ricreazioni di vista e d'animo" risvegliano "il talento poetico". Non manca neppure di rompere la monotonia del suo diario riferendo, su "quistioni" piuttosto oziose ("ciò che debba nelle cose visibili l'amante più gradir nell'amata", "se lo stato sia ereditario, o per elezione", "se la donna nello amante deggia amar più l'armi o le lettere", oppure "se il riso nasca da allegrezza o da meraviglia"), proposte quotidianamente alla discussione. Le cose più pregevoli sono da ravvisarsi in certe descrizioni (quasi graziose stampe alla maniera di altre più note delle Lettere del Testi), soprattutto sulle vesti e sul comportamento delle donne straniere, o in certe sottolineature di un tema così tipicamente barocco come quello degli orologi, quando ne incontra sui campanili delle città  tedesche lungo il Reno, o delle città  olandesi" (cfr. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, VII, 1970, G.L. Beccaria).Nato nel 1577 ad Arzignano nel Vicentino da nobile famiglia, Francesco Belli trascorse buona parte della sua vita in viaggi. Benché sia incerto se sia veramente andato anche in Oriente, in quanto l'attribuzione al Belli delle Osservazioni nel viaggio in Oriente (Venezia 1622), tentata dall'Amat di San Filippo, rimane dubbia, è invece sicuro che egli percorse gran parte dell'Europa, visitando direttamente la Svizzera, la Germania, l'Olanda e la Francia. Tornato in patria, abbracciò in età  avanzata lo stato ecclesiastico. Morì a Vicenza nel 1644.Membro dell'Accademia Olimpica di Vicenza, dell'Accademia degli Occulti di Brescia e di quella degli Incogniti di Venezia, il Belli scrisse numerosi versi, una tragedia, un romanzo, alcune novelle e vari discorsi d'occasione, per lo più composti nell'ambito dell'Accademia degli Incogniti, di cui fu uno dei membri più noti ed attivi, tanto da esserne nominato segretario.Catalogo unico, ITICCUTO0E11768, P. Amat di San Filippo, Biografia dei viaggiatori italiani colla bibliografia delle loro opere, I, Roma, 1882, pp. 404 - 405, Un'ambasceria veneta attraverso il Gottardo nel 1626, in: "Bollettino storico della Svizzera italiana, XIX, 1897, pp. 72 - 87, F. Belli, Osservazioni nel viaggio, a cura di Ch. Bogaers, Armsterdam, 1988.

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        Nova ducatus et Praefecturae Normanniae tabula, ad usum serenissimi Burgundiae ducis

      Artist: Jaillot Hubert (-1712) Paris; Issued in: Paris; date: c 1689 1632 - Artist: Jaillot, Hubert (1632-1712) Paris; Issued in: Paris; date: c. 1689; - Condition: Some restorations due to original color; Map shows the total Normandie and the Isle of Wight and the Normania Islands

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        The Purple Island or the Isle of Man. Cambridge: Printers to the Universitie, 1633 [bound with:] Locustae. Cambridge: T. & J. Bucke, 1627. [and:] FLETCHER, Giles Christs victorie

      Cambridge: F. Green, 1632. First editions. [14], 181, [5], 130, [2], [16], 84, [8], 100 pp. 4to. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, red morocco label to spine, headcap repaired. First editions. [14], 181, [5], 130, [2], [16], 84, [8], 100 pp. 4to. A handsome copy of Fletcher's "most substantial acheivement" bound with Locustae and Christ victorie, the last being work of his younger brother Giles. Of The Purple Island, Osler remarks that it is an "elaborate allegorical description of the human body, with anatomical notes…" The "Piscatory Eclogues" have a separate title and pagination, and "the inner meaning of the poem, is rather amorous than piscatorial", according to Westwood & Satchell. "Fletcher is certainly an earnest poet-a worthy successor of the 'sage and serious' Spenser-but his wittiness, his humour, and his obvious delight in unfolding a traditional story should not be overlooked. The Purple Island, written in seven-line stanzas, possesses an easy fluency and a strong narrative movement, and the extensive marginal notes clarify the often obscure though always inventive allegory" (ODNB). STC 11082, 11081 & 11058. Hayward 67; Pforzheimer 376; Bibliotheca Osleriana 4810; Westwood & Satchell, p. 95. Provenance: Robert S. Pirie (bookplate)

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        Chorographia Terrae Sanctae in Angustiorem vormam redacta, et Exvariis auctoribus a multis erroribus exprgata

      Artist: Tirinius J; Issued in: Anvers; date: c 1632 - Artist: Tirinius J.; Issued in: Anvers; date: c. 1632; - Condition: Some restoration at centerfold, parts of lower margin replaced; Map shows the Holy Land surrounded with 18 panels of vignettes displaying sacred objects including a menorah, the arc of the covenant, the altar of sacrifices, the Tabernacle, and a plan and elevations of the Temple, with bird«s eye view of Jerusalem

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        Estats de l'Empire du Grand Seigneur des Turcs en Europe, es Asie, et en Afrique divise en toiuts sesÉ

      Artist: Jaillot Hubert (-1712) Paris; Issued in: Paris; date: 1675 1632 - Artist: Jaillot, Hubert (1632-1712) Paris; Issued in: Paris; date: 1675; - Condition: Printed on 2 sheets joined together, fold restored; Map depicts the former osman empire with Arabia, on inst map Algier, with 2 decorativ cartouches.

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        TRAITE? DES FEUX ARTIFICIELS POUR LA GUERRE, ET POUR LA RECREATION. Avec plusieurs belles observations, abregez de geometrie, fortifications, horloges solairs, & exemples d’arithmetique.

      Paris, chez Pierre Guillemot, 1632. In-16 gr. (mm. 191x102), p. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni (abras., spacco a una cerniera) con decoraz. e tit. oro su tassello, pp.num. (8),277,(11), inclusa la belliss. antiporta allegorica figur.; ornato da fregi e grandi capilettera inc. su legno. L?opera è molto ben illustrata nel t. da numerosiss. vignette inc. in rame. Dedica al Cardinale Richelieu. L?A., di origine inglese, prestò servizio nell?armata di Luigi XIII come ?Commissaire des Feux et Artifices de l?Artillerie?. In questo suo trattato 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 gran parte dell?opera è dedicata ai fuochi d?artificio e comprende la descrizione di numerosi 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. Cfr. Berlin Katalog,II,3296 - Choix de Olschki,VII,10307 e Brunet,VI,10223 per un?ediz. del 1640. Leggerm. corto di marg.; una pag. con macchia; lieve alone su alc. cc., ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        Les Isles Britanniques, ou sont les Royaumes d«Angleterre, d«Escosse, et d«Irlande.

      Artist: Jaillot Hubert (-1712) Paris; Issued in: Paris; date: 1696 1632 - Artist: Jaillot, Hubert (1632-1712) Paris; Issued in: Paris; date: 1696; - Condition: Very good; Map shows total Grat Britain with 2 beautyfull and splendid cartouches, inset map shows Faroes, Shetlands and Orkneys on upper right corner

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        The Famous and Memorable Works of Josephus, A Man of Much Honour and Learning Among The Jews. Faithfully Translated out of the Latin, and French, by Tho. Lodge, Doctor in Physicke.

      by J.L. for Simon Waterson, London 1632 - 1 vol., 13-1/2" x 9", folio, (v)812pp.(xiv), complete, mild toning to edges of title-page, otherwise generally clean and bright throughout. Bound in contemporary full speckled calf over cords, expertly rebacked, retaining the original gilt lettered red morocco spine label. This the variant (STC 14812a) has S. Waterson's name in the imprint as publisher as apposed to Andrew Hebb. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Afrique divisee suivant l'estendue de ses principales parties.

      Artist: Jaillot H after Sanson N(-1712) Paris; Issued in: Paris; date: 1674 1632 - Artist: Jaillot, H. after Sanson, N.(1632-1712) Paris; Issued in: Paris; date: 1674; - Condition: Very good; Map of Africa

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        The Second Folio: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true originall copies. The second impression

      London: by Tho. Cotes, for Robert Allot, 1632 - A handsome and COMPLETE copy of the SECOND FOLIO, FIRST ISSUE, FIRST STATE OF THE IMPRINT [Todd 1a]. This is the second edition of Shakespeare’s collected plays, “incomparably the greatest work in the English language” (Jackson, Pforzheimer Catalogue). The Second Folio includes John Milton’s “An Epitaph on the admirable Dramaticke Poet, W. Shakespeare,” the author’s first appearance in print. There are five variants of the first issue, three substituting the names and addresses of other publishers for Allott’s. “These publishers were all proprietors of one or more of the copyrights of Shakespeare’s plays,” observes Jackson, “but their interests were much less than Allott’s and consequently the proportion of copies issued with their names in the imprint was much smaller.” All the variants have the same colophon: “Printed at London by Thomas Cotes, for John Smethwick, William Aspley, Richard Hawkins, Richard Meighen, and Robert Allot, 1632.” Folio. Title with engraved portrait by Martin Droeshout. “To the Reader” inlaid with some pen-and-ink facsimile, title restored and laid down, four preliminaries following the title rehinged, final leaf laid down. Occasional staining, some repairs, several leaves washed, some margins shaved close to rule. Finely bound in crimson morocco gilt, a.e.g., by Riviere. Half morocco case. Provenance: Sotheby’s, June 5, 1944, to William Foyle for £230; The Library of William Foyle, Christie’s 11-13 July 2000, lot 454. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      - Paris, Chez l'Autheur, 1632. Petit 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 d’un jeu d’encadrements 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. Deuxième édition remaniée (la première de 1631 est rarissime), de l’un des chefs-d'œuvre de la calligraphie du XVIIe siècle dont la réalisation demanda plusieurs années d’élaboration. Entièrement gravé en taille-douce, l’ouvrage 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 d’encadrement, 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 l’imitation de son écriture, dite "écriture financière", reprenant la tradition inaugurée au XVIe siècle avec les caractères de civilité. Bien que n’ayant 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 jusqu’à 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 d’impression. (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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Roma subterranea novissima, in qua antiqua christianorum et praecipue martyrum coemeteria, tituli, monimenta, epitaphia, inscriptiones, ac nobiliora sanctorum sepulchra...

      Early Christian archaeology: the catacombs of Rome, described and illustrated here in a conveniently portable, indexed, abridged edition of Aringhi's Latin translation and reworking of Bosio's great work. Bosio was the first dedicated, scholarly explorer of subterranean Rome, and spent most of his life pursuing archaeological work in the catacombs; the resulting treatise Roma Sotteranea was first published in 1632, three years after his death. Aringhi's Latin version first appeared in 1651, with Aringhi adding anti-Semitic and anti-Protestant commentary not present in the original text. Present here are => a total of 53 plates including an added engraved title-page, an oversized map of the catacombs, 40 tipped-in folding plates largely depicting sarcophagi, and 11 plates showing catacomb interiors, tombs, decorations, etc. There are also numerous in-text representations of grave inscriptions and their motifs. Provenance: Front pastedown with bookplate of the Charles Holbrook Library, Pacific School of Religion (properly released); back pastedown with California bookseller's small ticket. Binding: Contemporary vellum, covers framed in gilt double fillets surrounding gilt-stamped book and castle motifs with cherubic supporters and foliate decorations, spine blind-tooled with castle decoration repeated.

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        The Psalmes of David

      

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        Histoire de l'admirable Don Quichotte de la Manche

      Filleau new edition of the translation of Saint Martin (1632-1695), originally published in 1677, and as here in 4 volumes. The fifth volume is here in the first edition, but it is not de Cervantes, it is the first French written subsequently by the translator himself Filleau of Saint Martin. Another result apocryphal published in 1716 by Robert Challes. We will continue thereafter to edit the Don Quixote in 6 volumes, although the French suites can not compete with the literature of Cervantes, and they seem rather idle continuations.Binders full brown sheepskin contemporary. Chez Henri Charpentier A Paris 1713 In-12 (9,5x16,8cm) (16) 440pp. et (6) 432pp. et (8) 442pp. et (10) 532pp. et (8) 482pp. 5 tomes en 5 volumes reliés

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        TRAITE' DES FEUX ARTIFICIELS POUR LA GUERRE, ET POUR LA RECREATION. Avec plusieurs belles observations, abregez de geometrie, fortifications, horloges solairs, & exemples d'arithmetique.

      chez Pierre Guillemot 1632 In - 16 gr. (mm. 191x102), p. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni (abras., spacco a una cerniera) con decoraz. e tit. oro su tassello, pp.num. (8),277,(11), inclusa la belliss. antiporta allegorica figur.; ornato da fregi e grandi capilettera inc. su legno. L'opera è molto ben illustrata nel t. da numerosiss. vignette inc. in rame. Dedica al Cardinale Richelieu. L'A., di origine inglese, prestò servizio nell'armata di Luigi XIII come ?Commissaire des Feux et Artifices de l'Artillerie?. In questo suo trattato 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 gran parte dell'opera è dedicata ai fuochi d'artificio e comprende la descrizione di numerosi 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. Cfr. Berlin Katalog,II,3296 - Choix de Olschki,VII,10307 e Brunet,VI,10223 per un'ediz. del 1640. Leggerm. corto di marg.; una pag. con macchia; lieve alone su alc. cc., ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        Ioannis Leonis Africani Africae Descriptio IX. lib. absoluta.

      Elzevir, Lugduni Batavorum [Leyden] 1632 - In zwei Bände gebunden. Lugduni Batavorum [Leyden], Elzevir, 1632. 11,5 x 6 cm. 1-384; [2], 387-800 Seiten, [8] Bl. Mit Kupferstichtitel und Kupferstich-Druckermarke. Zeitgenössisches Ganzpergament mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Jeweils mit gestochenem Wappenexlibris. Willems 371. "Leo Africanus (ca. 1492-1526. Eigentlich: Al Hassan Ibn Mohammed al Wassan), aus Granada stammend, studierte in Fez und reiste bereits mit 16 Jahren nach Timbuktu. Als fürstlicher Gesandter bereiste er dann große Teile Nordafrikas und des geographischen Sudan. 1517 wurde an der syrischen Küste von Seeräubern gefangen genommen und nach Rom zu Papst Leo X. gebracht. Dort wurde er mit Auszeichnung behandelt und trat zum Christentum über. Unter seinem neuen Namen Leo Africanus veröffentlichte er (zuerst 1550) sein großes Reisewerk. Zwei Jahrhunderte lang galt es als Hauptquelle für Nordafrika." (Kainbacher). A fine copy of one of the rarest Elzevir Republics. With the armorial bookplate of a Scotish nobleman "The Hon.ble Allexander Grantt, younger of that ilk" [Franks *547]. Jeweils mit gestochenem Wappenexlibris. Zeitgenössisches Ganzpergament mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel.

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        Gesamtansicht ('Roorort - Rhenus flu. - Roer flu.').

      - Kupferstich v. Wenzel Hollar, 1632, 4,5 x 16,2 (Parthey, Wenzel Hollar, Nr. 770)

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        From the library of actor Charlton Heston: Four complete plays from the Second Folio: The Tragedy of Macbeth; The Tragedy of Hamlet; The Tragedy of King Lear; The Tragedy of Othello.

      London: printed by Thomas Cotes for John Smethwick et al., 1632. 2nd Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (329 x 219 mm), pp. 151-360 (i.e. 260). Several mispaginations. Signatures: Nn6 [-Nn1-3] Oo-Xx6 Yy6 [-Yy5-6]. 55 consecutive leaves extracted from a single copy of the Second Folio. The final page 360 of last leaf is the first page of the play The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. Early 20th century mottled roan lettered in gilt on upper board and spine (leather a bit dry, spine and extremities rubbed). Light marginal dampstaining to several leaves, a few short marginal tears, a few scattered brown spots (paper a bit brittle within larger brown spot at blank gutter of first two leaves). Provenance: Robert Williams (bookplate and inscription to front pastedown); Amercian actor Charlton Heston*. A fine copy of Shakespeare's four most important plays. Shakespeare's Second Folio of his collected plays is virtually a page-by-page reprint of the First Folio published just 9 years before. However, much of the language was updated and there are almost 1700 changes from the First Folio. The printing was done by Thomas Cotes after the major partners in the First Folio had passed from the publishing scence. "Many critics believe that Shakespeare's greatest tragedies represent the peak of his art. The titular hero of one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies, Hamlet, has probably been discussed more than any other Shakespearean character, especially for his famous soliloquy which begins "To be or not to be; that is the question". Unlike the introverted Hamlet, whose fatal flaw is hesitation, the heroes of the tragedies that followed, Othello and King Lear, are undone by hasty errors of judgement. The plots of Shakespeare's tragedies often hinge on such fatal errors or flaws, which overturn order and destroy the hero and those he loves. In Othello, the villain Iago stokes Othello's sexual jealousy to the point where he murders the innocent wife who loves him. In King Lear, the old king commits the tragic error of giving up his powers, initiating the events which lead to the torture and blinding of the Earl of Gloucester and the murder of Lear's youngest daughter Cordelia... In Macbeth, the shortest and most compressed of Shakespeare's tragedies, uncontrollable ambition incites Macbeth and his wife, Lady Macbeth, to murder the rightful king and usurp the throne, until their own guilt destroys them in turn." (Wikipedia) *Charlton Heston (1923-2008) played Shakespeare's tragedies and dramas on stage and in movies on several occasions. He teamed up with David Bradley in the late 1940s to produce the first sound version of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, in which he played Mark Antony. In 1948, Heston was offered a supporting role in a Broadway revival of Antony and Cleopatra, starring Katharine Cornell. Later in 1972, he directed the movie Antony and Cleopatra where he played Mark Antony again. His most frequent stage roles included the title role in Macbeth. Regarding the original leaves of the historic plays Richard III and Henry VIII from Shakespeare's Folios contained in this copy, it must be mentioned that Heston played Sir Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons in several regional productions in the 1970s and 1980s. He regarded A Man for All Seasons as the best play of the 20th century and called it the most rewarding experience - apart from Shakespeare - that he'd ever had on the stage (Charlton Heston, Actor's Life, p. 230). Interesting association copy from the library of actor Charlton Heston

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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 Iulius Caesar, unto the raigne of King Iames, of famous memorie.

      London: Pr. by John Dawson [and Thomas Cotes] for George Humble Folio (33.5 cm, 13.25"). [10] ff., 1042 pp.; 1043–1086 ff., 1087–1237, [85 (index)] pp. (lacking frontis.); illus.. 1632 Third edition of this archetypal early English history, a variant of the 1631 edition. Printed with all the archaic and "curious" spellings one could hope for in such a work (e.g., "Britaine" and "ye" on the title-page), each page bears both roman and italic types; the text contains a number of intricate initials, headpieces, and tailpieces, and is adorned with detailed woodcuts of kings, their coats of arms, and the seals and coinage of their reigns. The illustrations are as notable as the typography for quaint charm. Speed (1552–1629), a cartographer and historian, published the Historie as a continuation of his Theatre of Great Britaine, both works being listed in the table of contents of this work, which explains the volume's peculiar pagination and arrangement. => An epitome of the "antiquarian" both in form and content, this is a marvelous compendium of royal history and lore. Period-style calf framed, panelled, stamped in gilt; spine gilt extra with gilt-stamped leather title and author labels; Starr Bookworks. Light to moderate waterstaining, with traces of now-arrested mildew in the form of intermittent and usually faint pink staining/spotting. Frontispiece lacking; title-page partially mounted; dedication and first few leaves of contents with inner margins reinforced. Pp. 41/42 with tear from lower margin into text, lower edge of tear repaired; pp. 125/26 with lower outer corner torn away and replaced, without loss of text; pp. 271/72 with lower portion replaced, with loss of several paragraphs and the lower half of one image; pp. 449/50 with lower outer corner replaced, with loss of lower portion of one decorated capital, about three lines of text, and small portion of tailpiece; pp. 597/98 with small portion of outer margin repaired, with loss of one shouldernote; pp. 981/82 with an arc of the coin on the latter excised; pp. 1005/06 with portion of outer margin torn away, with partial loss of one shouldernote; pp. 1041/42 with lower and outer margins partially cut away along frame of text block, without loss. Pp. 1087/88 with lower portion excised, text replaced in an early inked hand; pp. 1237/38 mounted, with loss of an image and two paragraphs of text. One index leaf with lower outer portion excised, with loss of about 15 lines of text; final index leaf with lower outer corner torn away and repaired, text partially reconstructed in an early inked hand. One coat of arms drawn in by hand where the shield had been left blank. Definitely an imperfect copy; yet, in fact, definitely not a devastated one.

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        Christian policie: Or, the Christian common-wealth.

      London: Pr. by Thomas Harper for Richard Collins 4to (22 cm, 8.6"). [18 of 19 (lacks blank {only}], 481, [1] pp.. 1632 Uncommon first edition of this English translation of Fray Juan de Santa María's Tratado de República y policía christiana, published in 1615. A Christian perspective on the powers and responsibilities of monarchs, the work was inspired by the Franciscan author's opposition to the government of the Duke of Lerma. The English rendition was often assigned to Edward Blount (who signed the dedication), but is now generally considered the work of => scholar and poet James Mabbe, known for his translations of Cervantes and other works of Spanish literature and theology. The title-page here is a cancel, changing the publisher from Edward Blount to Richard Collins. The work was additionally issued in the same year with yet another title-page, under the title, Policy Unveiled: Wherein may be Learned the Order of True Policie in Kingdomes and Commonwealths, the Matters of Justice, and Government. . . . Uncommon: ESTC, OCLC, and NUC Pre-1956 find only 9 U.S. holdings. Period-style calf framed and panelled in gilt fillets with gilt-stamped corner fleurons; spine gilt extra with gilt-stamped leather title and author labels. Lacks initial blank leaf, as is the case with virtually all copies. Two leaves with tattered outer edges, one leaf with small hole affecting a few letters; pages with some moderate offsetting, a few browned.

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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, Liues, Acts, and Issues of the English Monarchs from Iulius Caesar, untothe Raigne of King James of Famous Memorie The Third Edition Reuised, enlarged, and newly corrected, with sundry descents of the Saxons Kings, their Marriages and Armes by Ion Speed

      London: John Dawson, 1632. Condition: 6 Title pasted on paper, probably missing portret in beginning of the book.. Binding: Later Half Leather Folio Height: 33 CM Width: 23 CM Thickness: 9,3 CM

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        De La Sagesse trois livres par Pierre Charron, Parisien Docteur es Droicts. Derniere edition. M.DC.XXXII. A Paris. Chez Robert Fuge, au mont St. Hylaire a l'image St. Sebastien proche le Puitz Certain.

      Parijs: Robert Fuge, 1632. Condition: 7,5 Band gevlekt. Binding: Contemporary Full Vellum Duodecimo 12mo Height: 17,8 CM Width: 11,3 CM Thickness: 5,7 CM

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        Iaponia. Japonia sive Japan Insula

      I.E. Cloppenburgh, Amsterdam 1632 - Copper engraving, uncolored as published. In excellent condition.

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        Naauwkeurige beschryvinge van Malabar en Choromandel. Including : BALDAEUS , Philippus. Beschryving van het machtige eyland Ceylon. BALDAEUS , Philippus. Nauwkeurige en waarachtige ontdekking en wederlegginge van de afgoderye der Oost-Indische heydenen. Amsterdam, Johannes van Someren and Janssonius van Waasberge, (colophon: printed by Daviel Bakkamude), 1672. 3 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With engraved frontispiece, 2 engraved portraits, 35 engraved double-page maps, plans and views, and 55 engraved illustrations in the text. Recased in contemporary blind-tooled vellum, new endpapers.

      Landwehr & v.d. Krogt, VOC 556; Tiele, Bibl. 70. First edition, in the original Dutch, of an extensive and valuable description of southern India by Philippus Baldaeus, Latin for Filippus Baelde (1632-1672). The text is divided into three parts, the first covering "Malabar" and "Choromandel" (the west and east coasts of India), the second Ceylon; the final part is devoted to Indian gods and religious practices.Born in Delft, Baldaeus went to the East Indies as a missionary in 1655. In Ceylon he took part in the expedition along the Malabar coast (1656-1666), led by Rijklof van Goens. He was a man of learning and enjoyed research, studying the language and the religions of India and Ceylon, and the section on the Gods includes many ancient Indian fables, preceeding the studies by Jones, Wilkins, Winter, etc. The book is richly illustrated with large double-page views of Goa, Suratte, Cochin, Cananor, Columbo, Jafnapatnam, etc.The title-page with an interesting inscription: "Purchased of Mr Asher 28th August 1851". Very good copy; title-page with an ink stain, probably obliterating a former owner's stamp. A few plates with repaired tears, some browning. Recased, as noted.

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        Chorographiae Terrae Sanctae

      Antwerps Nutius 1632 - Israel / Palestine. "Chorographiae Terrae Sanctae in Angustiorem Formam Redacta, et ex variis Auctoribus a Multis Erroribus Expurgata". Orig. copper-engraving. First edition of J. Tirinus' map of Holy Land. Published in Antwerps by M. Nutius, 1632. Most likely engraved by Cornelius Galle. With title at the top, 3 ships, a cartography compass and wind-rose in the Mediterranean Sea, a cartouche with explanatory notes, inset plan of ancient Jerusalem after Villaplando in oval cartouche ("Hierosolymae Veteris Imago"). Surrounded with 18 illustrationes showing the temple and its instruments (e.g. seven-branched candlestick), "Cherubinus" and "Ornatus . Sacerdotis". 32:82,5 cm (12 3/4 x 32 1/2 inch.). The map includes the territories of the twelve tribes on both sides of the Jordan River and the route of the Exodus and Wandering. - East up. - Printed from two plates, joined. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Befestigungsplan ('Grave').

      - Tuschefederzeichnung, um 1632, 26 x 30,7 Sehr frühres Manuskript der Stadt Grave! (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        The Holy Bible conteyning the Old Testament and the New

      London: Robert Barker...by the assignes of John Bill Folio (34 cm, 13.4"). [15], 507, [1] ff. (lacking 7 prelim. ff.). 1632 [preceded by] Speed, John. The genealogies recorded in the Sacred Scriptures, according to euery familie and tribe. [London: F. Kingston, 1632?]. Folio. [2], 34 pp. [with] Bible. O.T. Psalms. English. Sternhold & Hopkins. 1632. The whole booke of Psalmes. Collected into English meeter.... London: Pr. by R. Badger for the Co. of Stationers, 1632. Folio. [2], 114 pp. (lacking 8 index pp.). Attractive folio King James Bible, set in roman in double columns ruled in red throughout, with woodcut headpieces and decorative capitals. Darlow and Moule suggest that this edition was actually printed in early 1633, as a number of copies are recorded as having their title-page dates altered by hand to read 1633, as is the case here. The Apocrypha are present, with the blank space on the last page of Malachi filled with an early inked "account of the several books in the Apocrypha." => The Psalter following the Bible includes music. The O.T. title-page is engraved and signed (very faintly in this example) by William (here "Guilielmus") Hole, and is framed by an elaborate architectural border displaying the coats of arms of the 12 tribes of Israel and portraits of the 12 Apostles. => The recto of the list of books is a full-page engraving of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, surrounded by animals. The New Testament has a separate title-page, dated 1632, with an ornate wood-engraved border featuring Justice and Truth along with the British lion and unicorn and various architectural motifs. The volume opens with two fly-leaves bearing genealogical records in several different early inked hands, with dates ranging from 1743 through 1847. A copy of Speed's Genealogies precedes the Old Testament, while the "Description of Canaan" with map that should close the Genealogies has been bound in after the O.T. title-page. Recent mottled calf, covers fillet-framed and panelled in blind with decorative inner blind roll and blind-tooled corner fleurons; spine with gilt-stamped title and gilt-ruled raised bands. Front cover with two slender scrapes; title-page with date altered in ink to 1633, as above. Front fly-leaves with margins repaired; “Description of Canaan” with inner margin reinforced. Bible, seven preliminary leaves lacking (calendar, dedication, preface, and list of books all present); Psalms, four final index leaves (only) lacking; foliation slightly erratic. Varying degrees of age-toning, occasional light waterstaining, some margins with faint smudging; in fact and in sum a nice volume to hold and work with.

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        Fretum Magellanicum

      I.E. Cloppenburgh, Amsterdam 1632 - Copper engraving, uncolored as published. In excellent condition.

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        Ars grammaticae Japonicae linguae. In gratiam et adiutorium eorum, qui praedicandi Evangelii causa ad Japoniae Regnum se voluerint conferre..

      Rome: Propaganda Fide, 1632. A few spots, endpapers loose but a fine unsophisticated copy in its original binding.. Small quarto, woodcut device on title; contemporary limp vellum; folding morocco case. Very rare: Diego Collado's "Grammar of the Japanese Language" was the first such study of Japanese to be printed in Europe. It was one of the early productions of the newly-established (1626) press of the Propaganda Fide, the arm of the Vatican responsible for overseas missions. The polyglot press became prolific over subsequent decades, producing catechisms, biblical and teaching materials as well as linguistic guides in a series of exotic languages. By 1633 it had already produced Syrian, Ethiopian and Arabic grammars. A Spanish Dominican from Mezzades, Collado arrived in Japan in 1619 where he operated as a missionary for three years, subsequently making his way to Rome to secure support for the Japanese Christians. During his long stay in Rome, from 1622 to 1635, he prepared three works for the Japanese mission: the present Ars grammaticae japonicae linguae, a description of the language designed to fit Japanese into a Latin grammatical framework, the Dictionarium sive thesauri linguae japonicae, and a confessional guide. Collado returned to the East, to the Philippines, in 1635 with twenty-four missionaries.There is a study of the work with a modern English translation by Richard L. Spear (Diego Collado's Grammar of the Japanese Language (University of Kansas, 2007). Sven Osterkamp has written of Collado's work being "nothing less than the chief reference on Japanese for about two centuries of European scholarship" (Notes on the Manuscript Precursors of Collado's Ars grammaticæ Iaponicæ lingvæ in the British Library (Sloane Ms. 3459) and Especially Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Borg. lat. 771); online resource).

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        Dîplome de doctorat]

      1632 - in-4 de 6 feuillets Padoue, 1632, , in-4 de 6 feuillets, maroquin havane de l'époque, riche dentelle et compositions florales dorées sur les plats, Luxueux manuscrit sur vélin, écrit à l'encre noire et dorée, d'un diplôme de docteur en médecine délivré le 26 avril 1626 à Antonio degli Antoni. Le jury de délibération était composé de nobles et de professeurs en médecine de la faculté de Padoue : Giovanni Colle, Benedicto Sylvatico, Domenico Salla, et surtout le très célèbre Cesare Cremonini. Le manuscrit fut rédigé par Antonellus Bertozzius en 1632 et fut contre-signé par un certain Franciscus Francus en mars 1633. La première page contient un encadrement décoré d'arabesques florales, d'un portrait de Saint et de trois blasons (ceux de Cesare Cremonini, de Giovanni Colle et d'Antonio degli Antoni). Beau témoignage universitaire de la plus prestigieuse Université de Médecine du premier tiers du XVIIe siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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        The Holy Bible conteyning the Old Testament and the New.

      London: Robert Barker...by the assignes of John Bill Folio (34 cm, 13.4"). [15], 507, [1] ff. (lacking 7 prelim. ff.). 1632 [preceded by] Speed, John. The genealogies recorded in the Sacred Scriptures, according to euery familie and tribe. [London: F. Kingston, 1632?]. Folio. [2], 34 pp. [with] Bible. O.T. Psalms. English. Sternhold & Hopkins. 1632. The whole booke of Psalmes. Collected into English meeter.... London: Pr. by R. Badger for the Co. of Stationers, 1632. Folio. [2], 114 pp. (lacking 8 index pp.). Attractive folio King James Bible, set in roman in double columns ruled in red throughout, with woodcut headpieces and decorative capitals. Darlow and Moule suggest that this edition was actually printed in early 1633, as a number of copies are recorded as having their title-page dates altered by hand to read 1633, as is the case here. The Apocrypha are present, with the blank space on the last page of Malachi filled with an early inked "account of the several books in the Apocrypha." => The Psalter following the Bible includes music. The O.T. title-page is engraved and signed (very faintly in this example) by William (here "Guilielmus") Hole, and is framed by an elaborate architectural border displaying the coats of arms of the 12 tribes of Israel and portraits of the 12 Apostles. => The recto of the list of books is a full-page engraving of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, surrounded by animals. The New Testament has a separate title-page, dated 1632, with an ornate wood-engraved border featuring Justice and Truth along with the British lion and unicorn and various architectural motifs. The volume opens with two fly-leaves bearing genealogical records in several different early inked hands, with dates ranging from 1743 through 1847. A copy of Speed's Genealogies precedes the Old Testament, while the "Description of Canaan" with map that should close the Genealogies has been bound in after the O.T. title-page. Recent mottled calf, covers fillet-framed and panelled in blind with decorative inner blind roll and blind-tooled corner fleurons; spine with gilt-stamped title and gilt-ruled raised bands. Front cover with two slender scrapes; title-page with date altered in ink to 1633, as above. Front fly-leaves with margins repaired; ?"Description of Canaan?" with inner margin reinforced. Bible, seven preliminary leaves lacking (calendar, dedication, preface, and list of books all present); Psalms, four final index leaves (only) lacking; foliation slightly erratic. Varying degrees of age-toning, occasional light waterstaining, some margins with faint smudging; in fact and in sum a nice volume to hold and work with.

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