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        COMEDIES, HISTORIES, AND TRAGEDIES. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The second Impression

      London Printed by Tho. Cotes, for Robert Allot, and are to be sold at his shop at the signe of the Blacke Beare in Pauls Church-yard 1632 - Second Folio edition of what is generally considered to be the most important work of literature in the English language. Engraved portrait by Martin Droeshout on title page, woodcut ornaments and initials. Folio (335x220 mm), very fine full crimson morocco by Lloyd, the covers beautifully decorated with three gilt fillet lines at the border surrounded by a key rolled border gilt, and with central gilt heraldic device, the spine in compartments fully tooled and elaborately and very handsomely decorated in gilt with superb tooling at the borders of the compartments and with central gilt devices exquisitely decorated in gilt, separated by raised bands gilt stopped and tooled, two compartments lettered in gilt. The turnovers and edges are fully gilt with fillet lines at the edges and elaborate gilt rolled decorative borders at the turnovers. Edges of the leaves with wide borders and virtually untrimmed, gilt An especially handsome, large and very attractive copy in a wonderful state of preservation. Fresh, clean and crisp throughout. The "To the Reader" leaf and title-page are expertly accomplished antique facsimiles on old paper and the final Cymbeline leaf as these, all done many years ago in completely unobtrusive and very skilled workmanship. A RARE AND ESPECIALLY BEAUTIFUL COPY OF THE SECOND FOLIO. And a most desirable copy. A Shakespeare folio is one of the most significant books for a collector of literature, and the Second Folio is the earliest copy still generally available to him or her, as most of the First Folios, of course, reside in institutional hands. The second folio is also significant for Milton collectors as it includes, on the Effigies leaf, his first published poem, entitled "An Epitaph on the admirable Dramaticke Poet, W. Shakespeare." The original folio printing of Shakespeare's works in all likelihood owes its existence to two of the Bard's principle actors, Henry Condell and John Heminges. Prior to the first folio there had been only a few "curious and rather shabby" collections of Shakespearian and non-Shakespearian works published under the bard's name. After Shakespeare's death Condell and Heminges dedicated themselves to producing a folio volume of all of his plays that would be accurate and authoritative ".only to keep the memory of so worthy a friend and fellow alive as was our Shakespeare." Their dedication, combined with help from others, eventually led to the publication of the First Folio in 1623. Without the hard work of these friends there is no knowing how many of the plays might have been lost in the years that followed. These two actor's work not only preserved the memory of their great friend but is perhaps the single most important publishing endeavor of English literature. How much the modern English-speaking world owes to these two men will never be calculable. The Second Folio contains JOHN MILTON S FIRST APPEARANCE IN PRINT: an epitaph on Shakespeare in 16 verses, incipit: What neede my Shakespeare for his honour'd bones; it appears on the same page A5r as "Upon the Effigies" in eight verses, incipit: Spectator, this Lifes Shaddow is; To see. The inner form containing these two poems is recorded in several states (in the Bruce copy: "Comicke" in line 3, "Laugh" in line 4, "passions" with ligatured double-s in line 6 of the "Effigies" poem); the outer form contains the title (A2r), whose setting varies according to the publisher in the imprint. Like its predecessor, from which the edition was set page-for-page, the Second Folio has now become extremely elusive in the open market. Copies as beautiful as this are highly desirable. COLLATION:A6*4 (A1r blank, A1v Ben Jonson's verses To the Reader, A2r letterpress title and Martin Droeshout's engraved portrait of the playwright, verso blank, A3 editors' dedication to the Earls of Pembroke and Montgomery, A4r editors' note To the great variety of Readers, verso blank, A5 r verses Upon the Effigies of my worthy Friend, the Author Master Will [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antiquitates Germaniae primae & in hac Argentoratensis ecclesiae evangelicae è variis impressis & manu exaratis monumentis congestae & explicatae. Straßburg, J. F. Spoor 1669. 4°. 8 Bll., 254 S., 5 Bll., mit 1 (gef.) Kupfertafel, Ldr. d. 18. Jhdts. mit Rvg. u. Rsch.

      - VD17 12:116244F - BL (German books) B450.- Erste Ausgabe.- Balthasar Bebel (* Oktober 1632 in Straßburg; ? 2. Oktober 1686 in Wittenberg) war Prediger am Straßburger Münster. An der Universität Straßburg war er zunächst Professor der Antiquitäten und wurde 1662 nach der Promotion zum Doktor der Theologie Professor an der theologischen Fakultät.- Gebräunt (tls. stärker) u. etw. braunfleckig, Ebd. berieben, Rückengelenke tls. etw. aufgeplatzt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Africae descriptio IX lib. absoluta.

      Leiden, Elsevier, 1632. - 2 vols. in 1. 24mo. 800+(16) pp. With engr. title. Index. Hardcover. Contemp vellum with yapp fore edges. Good. (Small owner's stamp on verso title; paper sl. browned, missing pieces in last three leaves of index repaired, with some loss of text). * Willems 371; Gay 258. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LE GRAND VOYAGE DU PAYS DES HURONS, SITUE EN L'AMERIQUE VERS LA MER DOUCE, ES DERNIERS CONFINS DE LA NOUVELLE FRANCE, DITE CANADA.

      Paris. . 1632 - [22],380,[2]pp. With the extra engraved title. [bound with:] DICTIONAIRE DE LA LANGUE HURONNE. Paris. 1632. 12,[146],[14]pp. Small octavo. 18th- century calf, spine gilt, edges stained red. Slight separation at upper front hinge. Leaves washed, titlepage expertly remounted on matching paper. A few unobtrusive marginal repairs in main text, bottom edge of leaves of DICTIONAIRE. expertly restored. Withal, a very good copy. In a half morocco and cloth box. Sagard was a Recollet missionary who spent 1623-24 in Huronia as a missionary to the Huron nation. His book, based largely on his own experiences and those of his associates, as well as contemporary letters and documents, are considered to be the main authority for the history of the first Recollet mission in Canada in 1615- 29, and the main source for Indian life and relations with the French which does not stem from the Jesuits. "Sagard and Champlain were the first explorers to give any very definite statements about the Huron Indian country and what they had learned from these Indians about the Great Lakes Country" - Greenly. Most of the work is devoted to the life of the Hurons, and has been called "a brilliant, astonishingly precise fresco." The Huron dictionary is the first printed Huron vocabulary, a collection of French expressions translated into Huron, to be used as a manual by traders and missionaries. Sagard assembled it from his own work and those of other missionaries, and it remains "the most complete compilation extant dealing with the old Huron language." A major and important rarity of Canada, New France, and the Great Lakes region. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 632/86. ARENTS 181. BELL S33. CHURCH 421. FIELD 1341,1342. HARRISSE (NOUVELLE FRANCE) 52, 53. JCB II:243-44. LANDE S2012. PILLING, IROQUOIAN, p.147. SABIN 74881,74883. STREETER SALE 93. VLACH 661. TPL 6305. GREENLY, MICHIGAN 10. 100 MICHIGAN RARITIES 1.

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        Essay des merveilles de nature et des plus nobles artifices. Par René François, prédicateur du Roy. Neuvième édition reveuë,corrigée et augmentée.

      Rouen Iean Osmont 1632 - In-12, 8 ff., 630 pp., 1 f., figures gravées sur bois. Reliure vélin souple époque. Ce livre constitue une véritable encyclopédie divisée en 62 chapitres : Sciences, Médecine, Astronomie, Arts et Métiers, Monnaies, Chasse, Botanique, Architecture, Musique. Cet ouvrage du jésuite Etienne Binet a joui d'un succès certain puisque 12 éditions sont connues entre 1622, date de la première édition, et 1646. Thiebaud 94.

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE GIARD]
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        EL FERNANDO O SEVILLA RESTAURADA. Poema heroico escrito con los versos de las Gerusalemme liberata del insigne TORCUATO TASSO ofrecido alla Majestad de Pelippo IV.

      Henrico Estefano, Milán 1632 - 4º. Portada alegórica grabada, 1 h. con facsímil alegórico de Felipe IV, 3h. (grabados), 654p. Holandesa a la francesa en piel vuelta, planos en plena piel, nervios y tejuelo. - 12 grabados al cobre y 8 facsímiles, situados al comienzo de cada Canto, a toda plana. Cantos relacionados con Toledo, Sevilla, poesía e historia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berrocal Libros Antiguos]
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        Johannis Leonis Africani. De Africae descriptione. Pars altera.

      Lugd. Batav., Elzevir, 1632. First Elzevir printing, only volume 2, p.387 - p.800, 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.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."

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        Thaumatographia naturalis.

      Amsterdam Apud Guilielmum Blaeu 1632 - FIRST EDITION. 12mo [xii] 501 [iii]. Roman and Italic letter, woodcut initials and tail-pieces, t.p. with printer’s device of an orrery. Light age browning, otherwise a good clean copy with C17 annotations, in contemporary English calf, covers triple-ruled in blind, spine remounted, a.e.r. FIRST EDITION of Jonston’s most popular work on “admiranda” or wonders of nature organised into ten categories (heaven, earth, and topics relating to meteors, ‘fossils’ or minerals, plants, birds, quadrupeds, insects and ‘bloodless’ animals, fish, and humans). The work draws heavily from classical sources such as Aristotle, Pliny, and Seneca, but also from the more recent work of Aldrovandi, and in the section on plants includes descriptions of the flora and fauna of the New World, as well as tobacco. Each section is headed by a useful index to its contents, and the work concludes with a poem in praise ofJonston by the poet Venceslaus Clemens. 

John Jonston (1603 - 1675) emigrated from Poland to Scotland in 1622 and studied natural history at St. Andrew’s for four years. He received the degree of Doctor of Physic from both Leyden and Cambridge. Despite the compact size of Thaumaturgia, his earliest work, its wide range of material prefigures his later, large-scale works on Fish, Insects, Birds, and Trees, made possible by his extensive travel through Europe and access to its libraries, as well as first-hand observation.
Venceslaus Clemens (1589 - 1640?), Protestant and prolific Neo-Latin poet, was forced to leave his native Bohemia after the Battle of White Mountain. His Gustavis, printed the same year as the Thaumatographia describes the anguish of exile and praises Gustavus Adolphus and the victory of the Swedish Army at the Battle of Breitenfeld, which Clemens credits as saving the Protestant cause in Europe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. FAMIANUS STRADA Romanus e Societate Jesu. Romae, Typis Fracisci Corbelletti, 1632 - 1647. Due volumi in - folio, pergamena coeva, tasselli con titoli e autore, dorsi a 5 nervi. Volume I°: frontespizo inciso con una grande mappa dei Paesi Bassi nella forma di un leone (LEO BELGICO). x, 374, (86) pp. con 11 tavole finemente incise in rame a doppia pagina f.t. e grande marca tipografica nella pagina finale. Vol II°: frontespizo inciso con una grande mappa dei Paesi Bassi nella forma di un leone (LEO BELGICO), (x), 480, (56) pp. con 19 tavole a doppia pagina finemente incise in rame f.t. Le Illustrazioni sono incise da J.W. Baur, François Collignon, Jacques Courtois, Giacinto Gimignani e Jan Miel, in parte dopo Michelangelo Cerquozzi. Le splendide tavole mostrano battaglie per terra e per mare, cavalleria, fanteria, navi antincendio. Dispositivi stampanti Xilografia 'al colophon di entrambi i volumi, xilografia istoriati iniziali. Esemplare completo e ben conservato. Scheda provvisoria.

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        Concordantiae Bibliorum Hebraicae, nova et artificiosa methodo dispositae, in locis innumeris depravatis emendata, deficientibus plurimis expleta, radicibus antea confusis distinc, & significatione vocum omnium Latina illustratae: ...

      . Accesserunt Novae Concordantiae Chaldaicae omnium vocum, quae Corpore Bibliorum Hebraico contintur: Cum Praefatione, qua Operis usus abunde declaratur, Per Johannem Buxtorfium Fil. Basel: Ludwig König 1632. Folio. (465) leaves. Contp. full vellum with dec. on boards. Upper headband marked of use, left joint cracked; browning and some pages weakly stained. Old name on titlep. (Skat Rördam. 1855). * "Das Werk stellt sich, wie auch aus der Einleitung hervorgeht, als eine verbesserte Auflage der Basler Ausgabe von Isac Natans Bibelkonkordanz vom Jahre 1581 dar. Daneben benutzte Buxtorf wohl auch die Konkordanz des Marius de Calasius, Rom 1621. Die wesentlichen Unterschiede gegenüber jener Vorlage bestehen in der Anordnung nach des Formen innerhalb eines Stammes und in der lateinischen Übersetzungen sowohl jeder Form als auch der einleitenden Erklärung des Stammes." (Prijs, Die Basler hebräischen Drucke, 235). Johs. Buxtorff, der ältere, (1564-1629) war ohne Frage der grösste Kenner des rabbinischen Schriftthums unter den Protestanten. Sein Sohn Johs. Buxtorff (1599-1664) vollendete seines Vaters Werk "Concordantiae ..." ADB III, 668. Jöcher I, 1223. Das lateinisches Titelblatt ist mit einen ornamentalen Einfassung, gezeichnet "SW" (Nagler V,443 "Unbekannter Formschneider"). Both Boxtorf and his son of the same name were professor of Hebrew at Basel University, many of their books were published by Johs. Buxtorf the Elder's son in law, Ludwig König, who in 1615 had aquired the Waldkirch printing office with their rich store of types from the Froben Press, the previous owners. Graesse I,585. Fürst I,138. Roest 178. Brunet VI, 9,258..

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        Commentarius in vetus et novum testamentum. Bd. 1 (v.3). Antwerpen, M. Nutius 1632. Fol. 11 Bll., 811 S., mit gest. Titel v. Galle, 1 (mehrf. gef.) Kupferkarte u. 2 Falttabellen, Prgt. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Supralibros u. blindgepr. Bordüre sowie 2 Messingschließen.

      . . De Backer-S. VIII, 50 - Laor 771.- Erste Ausgabe.- Mit der großen Palästina-Karte "Chorographia Terrae Sanctae" von Galle (?) nach Adrichem auf 2 zusammengesetzten Bll. (ca. 32 x 84 cm) mit 18 Randansichten und großem Jerusalem-Plan im Rund in der Fußleiste.- Leicht gebräunt u. tls. etw. fleckig, 12 Bll. zu Beginn mit restaurierten Randläsuren, kl. Bildverlust beim gest. Titel, Schließen neu befestigt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        Sermam que fezo R. P. Bertolomeu Guerreiro da Companhia de Iesu, nas exequias do annoque se fizerao ao Serenisimo Principe D. Theodosio seguido Duque de Braganza em Billavicosa na Igreja dos religiosos de S. Paulo primeiro hermitao onde o ditto senhor est

      Honoring a soldier from the ill-fated Morocco campaign and Battle of Alcacer Quibir.. N.d. [1632]. Lisbon. In 8vo (190 mm x 140 mm). 1 [blank] + 4 ff. + 28 ff. Wrappers. Light toning, title with marginal stain, else very good.First edition. A rare sermon honoring the Duke of Braganza, Theodosio II (1568 ?" 1632), grandson of Manuel I of Portugal; the sermon refers to the life of the Duke, and the times served under Sebastian of Portugal (1554 ?" 1578), participating in the ill-fated Morocco campaign and Alcacer Quibir.Guerreiro (1562 ?" 1642) was a Jesuit from Portugal, a well-known writer and historian, author of Jornada dos vassalos da coroa de Portugal, para se recuperar a Cidade do Saluador na Bahya de todos os Santos (1625), narrating the  Dutch-Portuguese wars in Brazil and the recapture of Bahia by the Portuguese. Barbosa Machado, 1, 463. Inocencio 1, 332. Sommervogel 3, 1912.

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        A True Relation of the Unjust, Cruel and Barbarous Proceedings against the English at Amboyna in the East-Indies, by the Netherlandish Governour & Council There

      The portrait of a British merchant being tortured; the Ambon Massacre and the beginnings of the annexation of Dutch New Amsterdam. 1632. London. Purslowe and Nathaniell Newberry. In 8vo (182 mm x 131 mm). frontispiece + 5 ff. + 38 + 1 ff. + 20 + 1 ff. + 34. Nineteenth century mottled calf by Riviere & Son, rebacked with most of original spine retained, with original lettering pieces on spine. Very good copy internally. An important work, relates the episode whereby the Dutch Governor of Amboyna had a number of English merchants tortured under interrogation regarding a suspected conspiracy to overthrow the fortress. The Portuguese first discovered Amboyna in 1510, although it was not until 1521 that a settlement was founded. In 1600 the Dutch, aided by the natives and encouraged by an apparently ruthless Portuguese treatment towards the natives, secured the island. In 1615 a British settlement was also founded on the other side of the island, where it enjoyed a short life until 1623, when the massacre occurred. Several of the Englishmen did not survive. This work had influence on the start of the Second Anglo-Dutch War and the annexation of Dutch New Amsterdam, present-day New York, was justified with reference to this event. The Relation is comprised of four parts, each with a separate title page. Illustrated with a crude image of a man ?"presumably an English merchant- being tortured by 6 men and two child, burning his feet and armpits with candles, and another one opening him, whilst he is crucified.

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        Befestigungsplan ('Grave').

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        "Kurtzer Bericht Von Eroberung der churfürstlichen Statt München". Seitenverkehrte Gesamtansicht über die Isar, im Vordergrund Ãœbergabe der Stadtschlüssel an Gustav Adolph, oben die Inschrift, unten zweispaltiger Text.

      . Anonyme Kaltnadelradierung, um 1632, 9,5 x 19,5 cm.. Slg. Proebst 1495; nicht bei Maillinger, Lentner. - Bis zur Plattenkante beschnitten.

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        THE ESSAYES or, Morall, Politike, and Militarie Discourses of LORD MICHAEL DE MONTAIGNE, Knight of the noble Order of Saint Michael, ... Whereunto is now newly added an an Index of the principall matters and personages mentioned in this Booke.

      London, printed by M. Flesher for Rich. Royston, 1632.THIRD ENGLISH EDITION 1632, in 3 books, Books II and III having separate title pages dated 1631. Folio in sixes, approximately 285 x 170 mm, 11¼ x 7 inches, added engraved architectural title page by Martin Droeshout, a few woodcut headpieces and initials, pages: (10 of 14), 1 - 631, (13), LACKING PRINTED TITLE PAGE (A1) and FINAL PAGE OF PRELIMS (A6 - headed: "To the beholder of this title"), pages 365 and 367 transposed, pages 413 and 415 likewise, collation: engraved title page + A6 (A1 and 6 missing), B - 3G6, 3H8, 3I2, signature 2Z missigned 3Z. Handsomely rebound in full calf, maroon gilt lettered label between raised bands, heavily gilt decorated spine, blind decoration to covers. Engraved title page laid down on paper, slightly dusty and worn at edges with some loss to image, 2 small ink stains in lower margin, prelims A2 - 4 mounted on a tab at inner margin, a few other leaves also, small repair to foot of inner margin of B2, occasional pale ink ticks to margins and light underlining, some in pencil, light soiling to some lower corners, occasional small pale stains to margins, a few on text, no loss of legibility, small neat ink note in 6 margins, small blank piece missing from 3 lower corners, small chip to 1 upper margin with loss of page number, occasional small ink stains to margins, large ink smudge on text on pages 196, 261, 299 and 300, no loss of legibility, occasional pale browning to lower margins, final page of Index dusty, chipped to top margin and laid down on paper. A good copy, lacking printed title page and 1 page of prelims as noted, the latter often missing. Les Essais were first published in 1580 and this translation by John Florio was first published in 1603, our edition having the addition of an index. The engraved title also appears for the first time in this edition, Droeshout being the engraver of the famous portrait of Shakespeare which headed the first folio. "Montaigne (1533 - 1592) devised the essay form in which to express his personal convictions and private meditations, a form in which he can hardly be said to have been anticipated. The most elaborate essay, the "Apologie de Raimond Sebonde," is second to no other modern writing in attacking fanaticism and pleading for tolerance. He finds a place in the present canon, however, chiefly for his consummate representation of the enlightened scepticism of the sixteenth century, to which Bacon, Descartes, and Newton were to provide the answers in the next". (Printing and the Mind of Man page 58). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Der Reiter.

      . Radierung, um 1632. 8:5,7 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung Chevalier J. Chamberlyn, Den Haag und Brüssel, Lugt 514. Literatur: Bartsch 139; Seidlitz 139, I (von II); White-Boone 139; Novell-Usticke 139, I (von II). Mit dem seitenverkehrten Monogramm in der Platte. Ausgezeichneter gratiger Druck mit zartem Plattenton von der noch ungereinigten Platte, mit dem noch kräftigen Monogramm sowie den zahlreichen feinen Kratzern am Baumwipfel links. Selten! - Bis zur Einfassungslinie geschnitten, gering stockfleckig und mit schwacher Bereibung am unteren Rand..

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        Felsenbogen mit einem Wildbach

      . Feder in Schwarzbraun, braun, grau und blau laviert, auf Bütten mit Fragment eines Wasserzeichens: Krönchen über ?, rechts oben bezeichnet und datiert "Roma 1632" sowie kleine nicht deutbare Notiz. 22,8:19,4 cm. -Loch im Bereich des Himmels ergänzt, etwas fleckig, links und oben über die Umfassungslinie geschnitten, diese unten und rechts sichtbar, kleiner Papierabrieb links unten. Provenienz: Sammlung W.G. Becker (1753-1813), Dresden, Lugt 324. Vergleichsliteratur: Ausst. Katalog: Von Bruegel bis Rubens. Das goldene Jahrhundert der flämischen Malerei. Hrsg. von E. Mai und H. Vlieghe. Köln, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, 1992, Nr. 120.1 und 120.2, mit Abb.; Auktion Christie's Amsterdam, vom 24.11.1992, Nr. 209 mit Abb.; Auktion Sotheby's Amsterdam, vom 15.11.1995, Nr. 177 mit Abb.. Verhaecht war Mitglied einer bekannten Antwerpener Künstlerfamilie. Vor 1590 dürfte er nach Italien, u.a. nach Florenz gereist sein. Im Jahre 1590 wurde er in Antwerpen als Meister, später auch als Dekan der St. Lukasgilde aufgeführt. Er betrieb ein großes Atelier, in dem 1591 Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) lernte. 1594 beteiligte er sich neben Marten de Vos (1532-1603) An den Dekorationsentwürfen für den Einzug des Erzherzogs Ernst von Österreich. Sein umfangreiches zeichnerischers Werk, das häufigmit dem von Josse de Momper (1564-1635) und Lodewijk Toeput (ca. 1550- ca. 1604) verwechselt wurde, umfaßt als eigenständige Kunstwerke entstandene Landschaften. Wie für Verhaecht typisch ist auch unsere Landschaftszeichnung von erhöhtem Standpunkt aus aufgenommen, mit breiter Feder gezeichnet und in drei Farben laviert.

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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 .

      Romae, Typis Francisci Corbelletti, 1632.FIRST EDITIONS, 2 VOLUMES, complete set, 1632 and 1647, dates and imprints from colophons, 30 engraved plates. FOLIO, approximately 325 x 235 mm, 12¾ x 9 inches, Latin text, lacking letterpress title pages, present are the 2 engraved title pages with a large map of the Netherlands in the shape of a lion (LEO BELGICO), VOLUME I, pages: [8 of 12], 374, [90], lacking letterpress title and imprimatur page, collation: A - 3M4 (3M4 blank), 11 folding engraved plates; VOLUME II, pages: [10 of 12], 480, [56], lacks letterpress title page, collation: A - 3O4, a - g4, 19 engraved folding plates, 14 of them double page (3 plates misplaced and are at the front of the volume, they were inserted from another identical copy). Illustrations engraved by J.W. Baur, Francois Collignon, Jacques Courtois, Giacinto Gimignani and Jan Miel, in part after Michelangelo Cerquozzi. The splendid plates show battles on land and sea, cavalry, infantry, fire ships. Woodcut printers' devices at colophon of both volumes, woodcut historiated initials. Subtitle of Volume II reads "Decas secunda ab initio præfecturæ Alexandri Farnesii Parmae Placentiaeque ducis III an. MDLXXVIII usque ad an. MDXC." and imprint on colophon is Romae, ex typographia Hæredum Francisci Corbelletti. MDCXLVII. " Bound in contemporary blind tooled vellum, decorative blind lozenge in centre of both covers, raised bands to spine, gilt decoration in compartments, 2 gilt decorated and lettered red morocco labels. Covers slightly marked and discoloured, small crack to upper hinge of Volume II at top, tiny chips to edges of labels, 3 armorial bookplates: Alexander Udny, J. B. Udny and C. Mackenzie of Portmore, 2 on front pastedowns, 1 on verso engraved title pages, engraved title pages trimmed, 1 just shaved at the bottom, the other at the top, small light stain to top outer corner of map in Volume II, repeated on next 20 leaves, another to lower corner from page 1 to 81 becoming smaller and fainter, a few small pale marks to margins, the three inserted plates have some pale age - browning and 1 plate has a pale stain to bottom of plate and small repair to outer margin, not affecting image, otherwise contents mostly very clean. A very good set of the scarce folio FIRST EDITION. Lacking letterpress title pages and final prelim page of Volume I as noted). A popular work reprinted many times in 8vo in Antwerp, Frankfurt, Rome and other cities. The work is a history of the Dutch wars of independence against Spain. Each volume is divided into 10 books or chapters covering the period from 1555 until 1590. Famianus Strada was a Jesuit teacher from Rome who was biased in favour of the Spanish cause. See OPAC (iccu) and Sotheby's The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part 10 page 333, No.3799. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        UNHAPPY PROSPERITIE EXPRESSED IN THE HISTORIES OF AELIUS SEIANUS AND PHILIPPA THE CATANIAN. Written in French by P. Matthieu and translated into English by Sr Th. Hawkins.

      London, printed by John Haviland for Godfrey Emondson, 1632.FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1632, translated by Sir Thomas Hawkins. Small 4to, 190 x 140 mm, 7½ x 5½ inches, engraved pictorial title page, dated title page to second part but register and pagination continuous, pages: (4), 299, bound in contemporary full vellum, hand lettered to spine. Most copies like ours just have the engraved title without the letterpress title, a few have just a letterpress title. Some discolouration to vellum, some light rust staining to lower cover, head of spine just slightly worn, ties lacking, short closed tear to fore - edge of front endpaper and title page, neatly repaired with no loss, signature on front endpaper, occasional small pale stain, otherwise contents clean and bright. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a scarce book. The first part is a translation of "Aelius Sejanus, histoire romaine" by Pierre Matthieu. It is translated into English as a satire on the fall of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham. The second part is a translation of "Histoire des prosperitez malheureuses d'une femme cathenoise, grande seneschalle de Naples" also by Matthieu, based on a story from "De casibus illustrium virorum" by Giovanni Boccaccio. Both works are supposed to have been written by Matthieu originally to represent the rise and fall of Concino Concini and his wife, Leonora Galigai. Concino Concini, (d. 1617), was a Florentine adventurer, favourite of Marie de' Medici, queen of France, who exerted great influence after the assassination of Marie's husband, Henry IV in 1610, and succeeded the duke of Sully as first minister. His greed and his spy system won him the hatred of all classes. His efforts to weaken the nobility provoked an unsuccessful revolt (1615) led by Henri II de Condé. In 1617, Louis XIII had Concini assassinated. His wife, Leonora Galigaï (1571? - 1617), lady in waiting and favorite of the queen, was beheaded and burned for sorcery. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE HOLY BIBLE Conteyning the Old Testament and the New Newly Translated out of ye original Tongues and with the former Translations diligently compared and revised by his Majesties special Commandment. Appointed to be read in Churches.

      Engraved title, followed by 9 leaves, the last page being an engraving of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden surrounded by animals; 327 leaves, [4] blank leaves of later paper], separating the Apocrypha, 328 - 404 leaves; New Testament engraved title [405], dated 1632; 406 - 507 leaves; 1 ruled blank leaf. Preceded by, THE BOOKE OF COMMON PRAYER, and Administration of the Sacraments: and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England. Imprinted by Robert Barker? 1633. 54 leaves. Speed, John THE GENEALOGIES Recorded in the Sacred Scriptures, according to every Family and Tribe: with The Line of Our Saviour Jesus Christ observed from Adam, to the blessed Virgin Mary. 18 leaves; followed by, 'A Description of Canaan, and the bordering Countries': double-page map with letterpress to the respective recto and verso. The New Testament followed by, THE WHOLE BOOKE OF PSALMES. Collected in to English Meeter by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins and others, conferred with the Hebrewe, with apt Notes to Sing them with all? London. R. Badger. 1632. Title leaf and 114, [6 Prayers], [1 Table], [1 blank] pages. Set in double columns and ruled in red throughout all four volumes. Bound in early 19th century full vellum, with gilt title to the spine, and closed with silver metal clasps. All edges gilt. Some very occasional marking; few small early repairs; binding splitting at head of spine, and dust-soiled and with two water-stains to the lower panel; else an excellent example of a King James Bible with all four books being complete in every respect.

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        Hanau / Hessen Hanau

      1632. Motivmass: 22,5x31,0 Blattmass: 30,6x38,7 Kupferstich aus: Topographia Hassiae Koloriert.

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        It hundrede udvalde danske viser/

      . Om allehaande merckelige Krigs Bedrifft/ oc anden seldsom Eventyr som sig her udi Riget ved Gamle Kemper/ Nafnkundige Konger/ oc ellers fornemme Personer begiffuet haffuer/ aff arilds tid indtil denne Naervaerendis Dag. Prentet i Kiöbenhaffn/ Hos salige Henrich Waldkirchs-Arffvinger/ 1632. 272 blade. Indbundet i nyt helskind i gammel stil med papirlabel og bindforhöjninger pa ryggen; medindbundet samtidige notater pa inderside af forperm. Blade A1-A8, P4-P5, T3 samt T6 indsat i faksimile; enkelte blade nydeligt repareret ligesom nogle blade med manglende hjörner og yderkant er erstattet med nyt papir; enkelte blade svagt skjoldet i margin. * Visebogen blev förste gang udgivet 1591 af Ander Söffrensön Wedel. Dette er tredie udgave, der som de 2 tidligere udgaver, er yderst sjaeldent forkommende pa markedet.<br>Bibl. Danica IV, 192..

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        DE BOSPORO THRACIO LIB. III. Two volumes bound in One

      Leiden: Lugduni Batavorum. apud Elzevirious. Elzevier, 1632. Leiden: Lugduni Batavorum. apud Elzevirious. Elzevier, 1632. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. AN UNUSUALLY IN NEAR FINE CONDITION AND COLLATED COMPLETE. Contemporary full vellum. All edges tinted red. 16mo in 8s. (2)blanks, full pictorial engraved title by Duysend. (2) blanks, 379pp, + (5)Index, + (2)blanks. "LXV menses..." at the bottom of page (380). FIFRST ELZEVIER EDITION. Vellum binding moderately discolored and soiled. Joints firm. Spine with title in contemporary hand. Contents with contemporary name on blank endpaper plus past bookseller notations. Text block clean and tight with engraved head piece and initial letter. Hinges tight. An unusually nice copy. FIRST ISSUE, Williams 366. Rare. Additional postage and insurance may be required. Please contact us prior to placing your order or if using pay pal. (MYRNA R. BISHOP, BOOKSELLER. BUYING AND SELLING FINE BOOKS FOR OVER 35 YEARS.)

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        THE GLORY OF THEIR TIMES, OR THE LIVES OF YE PRIMITIVE FATHERS. CONTAYNING THEIR CHIEFEST ACTIONS, WORKES, SENTENCES AND DEATHS.

      [8] '538' pages, with erratic page numbering throughout as usual, but complete. Engraved pictorial title by G. Glover, and 45 engraved portraits in the text [ one printed upside down]. Early calf recently re-backed; black gilt label. First edition. Some restoration to the title; two leaves with short marginal tears; some corners turned; small wormhole to lower blank margin; else a very good copy. Donald Lupton served during the early part of his life as chaplain to the English forces in the Low Countries and Germany. By 1632 he had settled in London, where he subsisted as a hack author. Though he paid assiduous court to all parties in church and state, he failed to obtain preferment until 27 March 1663, when he was appointed vicar of Sunbury, Middlesex.

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        Der Mitternächtische Löwe welcher in vollen Lauff durch die Pfaffen Gasse rennet.

      O. O., 1632.. Mit Radierung (11 x 18,8 cm). 31 x 25,3 cm.. BSB, Einblattdrucke V,8 a-65; Coupe 97a; Paas P-1771; vgl. Drugulin II, 1968 (Variante); nicht bei Hofmann-Randall. - Thema ist der Frankenfeldzug des schwedischen Heeres im Spätherbst 1631; siehe ausführlich Harms II, 237. - Knapp beschnitten (rechts bis an den Satzspiegel), mehrere Randausbesserungen, dadurch typographische Ornamente tangiert, leicht gebräunt und fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Mr. William Shakespeare&#39;s Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

      London: Printed by Tho. Cotes, for Robert Allot, And Are To Be Sold At His Shop, , 1632.. London: Printed by Tho. Cotes, for Robert Allot, And Are To Be Sold At His Shop, 1632. Second Folio Edition. Bound in full leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, red morocco spine label, raised bands. This copy has a presentation book-plate for the Century Association Library, New York City, donated by "Wm. M. Allen." For reference to Allen&#39;s donation see the Association&#39;s 1872 Yearbook, "The Library and Art collections have received some important accessions during the year.... and it has been enriched in particular by the valuable collection presented by Mr. William M. Allen." There is a short entry for a Shakespeare Second Folio in their 1879 Catalogue, likely to be this copy. It is estimated that no more than 1000 copies of the Second Folio were printed, and it is believed less than 200 copies are still in existence today. In facsimile is Tempest p. 1/2 , 17/18, 19/ "Two Gentlemen from Verona " p. 20; "Richard III" 173/4; final page of Macbeth and first page of Hamlet 171/2; "Othello" p. 351/2 & 359/; "Anthony and Cleopatra" p. 360 to 364, 3; Cymbeline. The Shakespeare Folios "have an aura of book magic about them. For a bibliophile it is a volume devoutly to be wished for and rarely attained; to a library it is a crowning jewel of a collection&#133; Shakespeare, indeed, is a name to conjure with. No lengthy explanations are needed; he is simply the most distinguished author in the English language" (Legacies of Genius, 36).

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        Comune of Cremona "Territorio di Cremona

      Europe: Bologna. Sebastiano Bonomi for the author. 1632. Europe: Bologna. Sebastiano Bonomi for the author. 1632. Copper engraved map of the area of Cremona from Magini&#39;s "Italia, data in luce da Fabio suo figliuolo. "Original old outline colour; verso blank with old ink map number to upper corner. The somewhat naîve colour indicates the borders of the areas. The city of Mantua/ Mantova clearly shown within the lake, below the title cartouche Good impression; original old colour; dampstain to blank margins left & right. Born in Padua 1555, Magini studied astronomy from an early age. He was appointed Lecturer in Astronomy at the University by the Senate of Bolgna in 1588; [ he received the chair in preference to Gallileo]. As a cartographer, Magini&#39;s life&#39;s work was the preparation of "Italia "or the "Atlante geografico d&#39;Italia ".This was intended to include maps of every Italian region with exact nomenclature and historical note and it was eventually printed posthumously by his son Fabio in 1620. He was the first Italian to produce an Atlas of his native country. A major project, the production (begun in 1594) proved expensive and Magini assumed various additional posts in order to fund it, including becoming tutor in mathematics to the sons of Vincenzo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, a major patron of the arts and sciences. Magini dedicated the atlas to The Duke of Mantua, who had assisted him with this project helping him obtain cartographical material from the various sovereigns ruling the different Italian states at that time. The governments of Messina and Genoa also assisted Magini financially in this project. Magini did not do any of the mapping himself. The maps derive from different sources, both known and unknown, and therefore represent the result of an original work of critical analysis and compilation. Two of the most famous engravers of the time, Arnoldo Arnoldi and the Englishman Benjamin Wright, were entrusted by Magini to engrave the plates. SECOND EDITION with the engraved hand-coloured portrait of the author dated 1632. Magini&#39;s" Italia "was first issued in 1620 but the second and third edition retained the 1620 date on the title. Magini engraved most of the maps by 1613 and the atlas was substantially completed in his life time, but published posthumously by his son Fabio. It exercised an immense influence that led to the maps being copied within and outside Italy. Magini also edited a new edition of Ptolemy&#39;s Geographia with maps engraved by Girolamo Porro. Graesse IV, 336; Nordenskiold 2 137; Shirley BL, T.MAG-1a. Europe Italy & Malta Cremona

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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

      Romae, Typis Francisci Corbelletti, 1632.. Romae, Typis Francisci Corbelletti, 1632.. FIRST EDITIONS, 2 VOLUMES, complete set, 1632 and 1647, dates and imprints from colophons, 30 engraved plates. FOLIO, approximately 325 x 235 mm, 12¾ x 9 inches, Latin text, lacking letterpress title pages, present are the 2 engraved title pages with a large map of the Netherlands in the shape of a lion (LEO BELGICO), VOLUME I, pages: [8 of 12], 374, [90], lacking letterpress title and imprimatur page, collation: A-3M4 (3M4 blank), 11 folding engraved plates; VOLUME II, pages: [10 of 12], 480, [56], lacks letterpress title page, collation: A-3O4, a-g4, 19 engraved folding plates, 14 of them double page (3 plates misplaced and are at the front of the volume, they were inserted from another identical copy). Illustrations engraved by J.W. Baur, Francois Collignon, Jacques Courtois, Giacinto Gimignani and Jan Miel, in part after Michelangelo Cerquozzi. The splendid plates show battles on land and sea, cavalry, infantry, fire ships. Woodcut printers&#39; devices at colophon of both volumes, woodcut historiated initials. Subtitle of Volume II reads "Decas secunda ab initio præfecturæ Alexandri Farnesii Parmae Placentiaeque ducis III an. MDLXXVIII usque ad an. MDXC." and imprint on colophon is Romae, ex typographia Hæredum Francisci Corbelletti. MDCXLVII. " Bound in contemporary blind tooled vellum, decorative blind lozenge in centre of both covers, raised bands to spine, gilt decoration in compartments, 2 gilt decorated and lettered red morocco labels. Covers slightly marked and discoloured, small crack to upper hinge of Volume II at top, tiny chips to edges of labels, 3 armorial bookplates: Alexander Udny, J. B. Udny and C. Mackenzie of Portmore, 2 on front pastedowns, 1 on verso engraved title pages, engraved title pages trimmed, 1 just shaved at the bottom, the other at the top, small light stain to top outer corner of map in Volume II, repeated on next 20 leaves, another to lower corner from page 1 to 81 becoming smaller and fainter, a few small pale marks to margins, the three inserted plates have some pale age-browning and 1 plate has a pale stain to bottom of plate and small repair to outer margin, not affecting image, otherwise contents mostly very clean. A very good set of the scarce folio FIRST EDITION. Lacking letterpress title pages and final prelim page of Volume I as noted). A popular work reprinted many times in 8vo in Antwerp, Frankfurt, Rome and other cities. The work is a history of the Dutch wars of independence against Spain. Each volume is divided into 10 books or chapters covering the period from 1555 until 1590. Famianus Strada was a Jesuit teacher from Rome who was biased in favour of the Spanish cause. See OPAC (iccu) and Sotheby&#39;s The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part 10 page 333, No.3799. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Tragicomedia De Calisto y Melibea, Vulgarmente Llamada celestina: En La Que Se Contienen ( Demás De Su Agradable y Dulce Estilo ) Muchas Sentencias Filosofales, y Avisos Muy Necessarios Para Mancebos, Mostrandoles Los Engaños Que Están Encerrados En .(*

      Por La Viuda De Alonso Martin, a Costa De Domingo Gonçalez., Madrid 1632 - (*) Sirvientes, y Alcahuetas. Por el bachiller Fernando de Rojas. Aora Nuevamente corregida y emendada, y impressa conforme al expurgatorio nuevo de 1632. 6 hojas, incluida portada - 196 hojas y 1 hoja con el colofón: En Madrid, por la Viuda de Alonso Martin, año 1631. Muy correcto ejemplar , con pequeñísimas restauraciones en los ángulos externos de 9 folios y mínimos arreglos en el margen exterior de 6 folios. Resto perfecto. Buena encuadernación firmada por Angulo y Jiménez, en piel, decorada con hierros al oro. Lomera con nervios y florones. Guardas enmarcadas en piel. Caja de resguardo en tela con los cortes forrados en piel. Palau 51169. Morante en 1872. 15 x 7 Cm. 12ºprolongado [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mit großem Wappenholzschnitt der Stadt Freiburg auf dem Titel. Getruckt zu Freyburg im Breyß- // gaw / durch Theodorum Meyer. 1657. 4to. (20,3 x 15,7 cm). Titel, 12 Bl. Heftstreifen.

      . . Seltene Wasserordnung, auf Veranlassung von Erzherzog Ferdinand Carl von Österreich (1632-1662) nach den "Verenderungen / Unordnungen" des 30jährigen Krieges herausgegeben. Sie ersetzte die Ordnung von 1576, die wiederum auf ältere Ordnungen zurückging. In ihren Hauptteilen bezieht sie sich auf die Flüsse Dreisam, Elz u. Glotter u. behandelt Wehre u. vor allem Mühlen u.a. in Hausen, Kenzingen, Hecklingen, Kinderingen, Emmendingen, Balingen u. Ober- u. Unterkrozingen. Behandelt werden aber auch der Fischfang (Hecht, Forellen, Lachs), die Einsetzung eines Wasserhauptmannes u. das Einbringen der Kosten. Nicht im VD 17 (Stand 1. November 2011). - Gebräunt. Titel u. letztes Blatt mit überklebtem Stempel (Stadtarchiv Freiburg?) u. handschriftl. Vermerk in Bleistift: "Erworben aus den Dubletten des Stadtarchivs. Mai 1942. W."

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        "Der Statt Thonawert Einnemung". Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau.

      . Kupferstich von Adrian Huberti, um 1632, 19,5 x 24,5 cm.. Nicht bei Schefold. Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. E - J, S. 384: Adrian Huberti, fl. 1605. Engraver of town views including Ville d' Amiens, Arras, Cales, Groningen & c., 1605. - Nur in den Rändern leicht fleckig, alt und kaum sichtbar angerändert. - Extrem seltener Einblattdruck.

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

      . Kupferstich v. Wenzel Hollar, 1632, 4,5 x 16,2 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). (Parthey, Wenzel Hollar, Nr. 770)

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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, ROMAE 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. La libreria Sephora di Elena Serru offre uno sconto del 20% su tutto il catalogo per un periodo limitato. Il costo originario del libro è 1500,00 euro.

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        Antiquitates Germaniae primae & in hac Argentoratensis ecclesiae evangelicae e variis impressis & manu exaratis monumentis congestae & explicatae. Straßburg, J. F. Spoor 1669. 4°. 8 Bll., 254 S., 5 Bll., mit 1 (gef.) Kupfertafel, Ldr. d. 18. Jhdts. mit Rvg. u. Rsch.

      . . VD17 12:116244F - BL (German books) B450.- Erste Ausgabe.- Balthasar Bebel (* Oktober 1632 in Straßburg; 2. Oktober 1686 in Wittenberg) war Prediger am Straßburger Münster. An der Universität Straßburg war er zunächst Professor der Antiquitäten und wurde 1662 nach der Promotion zum Doktor der Theologie Professor an der theologischen Fakultät.- Gebräunt (tls. stärker) u. etw. braunfleckig, Ebd. berieben, Rückengelenke tls. etw. aufgeplatzt.

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        Schwedisches Kriegs-Recht/ Oder Articuls-Brieff/ Deß Durchleuchtigsten Großmächtigsten Fürstens und Herrns/ Herrns Gustaff Adolffs/ der Reiche Schweden/ Gothen und Wenden Königs ... Sambt angeheffter General: unnd ObergerichtsOrdnung/ und deß General Auditors, wie auch General Gewaltigers/ [et]c. Ambt und BestallungsPuncten.

      Mainz, Meres 1632.. 65 S., 1 Bl. Rückenbroschur. 4°.. VD17 23:260147R. - Gebräunt. Titel mit Hinterlegung, seitlich ca. 1 cm. Einriss. Letztes Blatt oben leicht lädiert.

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        'Chorographia Terrae Sanctae In Angustiorem Formam Redacta, Et Ex Varris Auctoribvs A Multis Erroribus Expvrgata.':.

      . kolorierter Kupferstich von 2 Platten gedruckt v. Jacobus Tirinus aus Commentarius in Vetus et NovumTestamentum ... b. Martinus Nutius in Antwerpen, 1632, 31,5 x 80 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Laor, Maps of The Holy Land. Cartobibliography of Printed Maps, 1475-1900, S. 106, Nr. 771. - Zeigt Israel/Palästina mit den angrenzenden Gebieten u. die Mittelmeerküste von Sidon bis zur Nilmündung. - Die Karte umgeben von 16 Ansichten bzw. Vignetten, sowie unten mittig Insetplan (ca. 13 x 17 cm) von Jerusalem ('Hierosolymae Veteris Imago'). - Über der Karte Titelkopfleiste; oben rechts Kartusche mit Erklärungen der Kartensymbole; unten links Meilenzeigerkartusche; im Mittelmeer vor der ägyptisch-israelischen Küste Kompaßrose; im Mittelmeer 3 Segelschiffe. - Großformatige dekorative Karte.

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        Chorographiae Terrae Sanctae ...

      Antwerp, Nutius, 1632. Israel / Palästina. "Chorographiae Terrae Sanctae in Angustiorem Formam Redacta, et ex variis Auctoribus a Multis Erroribus Expurgata". Orig. copper-engarving. First edition of J. Tirius' map of Holy Land. Published in Antwerp 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.. The map includes the territories of the twelve tribes on both sides of the Jordan River and the route of the Exodus and Wandering. - Oriented to the East. - Printed from two plates, joined. Strong impression.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Karel Krenek]
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        L'histoire de la decadence de l'empire grec.

      Paris, Mathieu Guillemot, 1632.. 4 Teile in 1 Bd. (16), 1015, (29) SS. 289 Spp., (3) SS. 4 SS., Spp. 5-128 (2 Bll. zwischengebunden), (2) SS. 65 Bll., 66-114, (4) SS. (einige Verpaginierungen). Mit gest. Titel, 2 Kupfertafeln und zahlr. Textkupfern. Lederband der Zeit. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Folio (250 x 360 mm).. Eine von mehreren Ausgaben im selben Jahr. - Erstmals 1577 in französischer Übersetzung erschienen, wurde die Chronik der frühen Geschichte des Osmanischen Reiches von Chalkokondyles (um 1423-1490) im 17. Jahrhundert mehrfach aufgelegt, jeweils zusammen mit der von Thomas Artus verfaßten Erklärung zu den osmanischen Trachten und zu den 17 rätselhaften Darstellungen, die byzantinische Prophezeiungen über den Untergang des Osmanischen Reiches illustrieren. - Die gefaltete Tafel zeigt eine Ansicht Konstantinopels mit seinen prominenten Bauten aus der Vogelschau, die Chronik ist mit zahlreichen Herrscherporträts illustriert. Die Kostümkupfer waren für den erstmals 1567 aufgelegten Reisebericht von Nicolas de Nicolay (1517-1583) geschaffen worden (vgl. Lipperheide Lb 2), der den Osmanischen Hof als Diplomat im Dienste König Heinrichs II. kennengelernt hatte. - Zur Kollation der Kostümtafeln: Die Tafeln 60 und 61 zeigen die gleiche Darstellung, Nr. 64 doppelt vergeben. - Der gestochene Titel oben knapp beschnitten, die Tafel mit der Darstellung der türkischen Armee mit Randabriß, ein Kostümkupfer mit Fehlstelle (jeweils Bildverlust), einzelne Blätter mit Randabriß oder Einriß, etwas fleckig. Aus der Sammlung des Schweizer Industriellen Herry W. Schaefer. - Vgl. Hage Chahine 860-862. Navari (Greek) 138. Atabey 214. Hamilton 23. Nicht bei Blackmer.

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        'Groninga Dominium. Auctore Bartholdo Wicheringe. - Amstelodami, Excudebat Ioannes Ianßonius. - Sculpserunt Everardus Sim: Havers-veldt, et Sal: Rogeri'.:.

      . kolorierter Kupferstich v. Everard Symonsz Hamersveldt & Salomon Rogiers b. Johannes Janssonius (Jansson) in Amsterdam, 1632, 38 x 49 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, 3950:1. - 1. Ausgabe und 1. Zustand - ohne Rückentext! - Zeigt die Herrschaft Groningen mit dem Dollart und dem westlichen Teil von Ostfriesland bis zur Stadt Norden. - Groningen und Emden dargestellt mit Befestigungsplänen. - Oben rechts Titelkartusche mit Wappen; unten links Kartusche mit Meilenzeiger und Verlegeradresse; mittig rechts Kartusche mit Erklärungen; in der Nordsee 4 Segelschiffe und Kompaßrose.

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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 a son Empire.

      [Paris, Guillemot, 1632].. 65 Bll., 66-114, (4) SS. Mit 79 (1 wdh.) Textkupfern. Restaurierter Schweinslederband der Zeit auf Holzdeckeln mit 8 Messing-Eckbeschlägen. Reste von Schließen. Folio (240 x 376 mm).. Die Erklärungen zu den osmanischen Kostümkupfern nach den Reisen von Nicolas Nicolay d'Arfeuille und den byzantinischen Weissagungen von Thomas Artus, Sieur d'Embry (um 1550-n. 1614), der bekannt ist für seine Satire auf den französischen Hof mit dem Titel "Les Hermaphrodites", wurden im 17. Jahrhundert mehrfach als Anhang zur Geschichte des osmanischen Reiches von Chalkokondyles aufgelegt, aber auch - wie unser Exemplar - separat vertrieben. Die Wiederholung von Tafel 60/61 sowie die doppelte Vergabe von Nr. 64 stimmen mit der Pariser Ausgabe bei Guillemot 1632 überein. - Teils gering braunfleckig. Stellenweise mit kl. Wurmspuren (teils auch im Bild bzw. Text), einzelne restaurierte Randläsuren. Aus der Sammlung des Schweizer Industriellen Herry W. Schaefer. - Colas 2207 (Anm.). OCLC 83490314. Vgl. Hage Chahine 860. Diese Ausgabe nicht bei Hiler oder Lipperheide.

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        THE ESSAYES or, Morall, Politike, and Militarie Discourses of LORD MICHAEL DE MONTAIGNE, Knight of the noble Order of Saint Michael, ... Whereunto is now newly added an an Index of the principall matters and personages mentioned in this Booke

      London, printed by M. Flesher for Rich. Royston, 1632.: . London, printed by M. Flesher for Rich. Royston, 1632.. THIRD ENGLISH EDITION 1632, in 3 books, Books II and III having separate title pages dated 1631. Folio in sixes, approximately 285 x 170 mm, 11¼ x 7 inches, added engraved architectural title page by Martin Droeshout, a few woodcut headpieces and initials, pages: (10 of 14), 1-631, (13), LACKING PRINTED TITLE PAGE (A1) and FINAL PAGE OF PRELIMS (A6 - headed: "To the beholder of this title"), pages 365 and 367 transposed, pages 413 and 415 likewise, collation: engraved title page + A6 (A1 and 6 missing), B-3G6, 3H8, 3I2, signature 2Z missigned 3Z. Handsomely rebound in full calf, maroon gilt lettered label between raised bands, heavily gilt decoarted spine, blind decoration to covers. Engraved title page laid down on paper, slightly dusty and worn at edges with some loss to image, 2 small ink stains in lower margin, prelims A2-4 mounted on a tab at inner margin, a few other leaves also, small repair to foot of inner margin of B2, occasional pale ink ticks to margins and light underlining, some in pencil, light soiling to some lower corners, occasional small pale stains to margins, a few on text, no loss of legibility, small neat ink note in 6 margins, small blank piece missing from 3 lower corners, small chip to 1 upper margin with loss of page number, occasional small ink stains to margins, large ink smudge on text on pages 196, 261, 299 and 300, no loss of legibility, occasional pale browning to lower margins, final page of Index dusty, chipped to top margin and laid down on paper. A good copy, lacking printed title page and 1 page of prelims as noted, the latter often missing. Les Essais were first published in 1580 and this translation by John Florio was first published in 1603, our edition having the addition of an index. The engraved title also appears for the first time in this edition, Droeshout being the engraver of the famous portrait of Shakespeare which headed the first folio. "Montaigne (1533-1592) devised the essay form in which to express his personal convictions and private meditations, a form in which he can hardly be said to have been anticipated. The most elaborate essay, the "Apologie de Raimond Sebonde," is second to no other modern writing in attacking fanaticism and pleading for tolerance. He finds a place in the present canon, however, chiefly for his consummate representation of the enlightened scepticism of the sixteenth century, to which Bacon, Descartes, and Newton were to provide the answers in the next". (Printing and the Mind of Man page 58). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

      London: Printed by Tho. Cotes, for Robert Allot, and are to be sold at his shop,, 1632. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The second Impression. Folio (324 × 219 mm), 454 leaves, complete. Early 18th-century English panelled calf, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt and with gilt leaf sprays, circlets, etc., raised bands, pale red sprinkled edges. Housed in a dark red morocco backed folding case and chemise. Title incorporating large engraved portrait of Shakespeare by Martin Droeshout, woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials. Engraved bookplate of Sir Christopher Willoughby, Bart (1748&#150;1808). Early pen-trials on blank recto of the To the Reader leaf including the date 1708; some early pen marks to the Effigies leaf recto, not affecting text, at foot of last leaf of text of The Tempest (B4r), including the name Thomas Thorp, and at the end of the Comedies, Z6r, with the names Joanna White and Richard Carrington; a scatter of tiny ink blots to B2 recto; a small marginal ink cross on D1r. Extremities of binding skilfully restored, front free endpaper extended in head margin. To the Reader leaf with very minor repair to short tear at lower outer corner; short closed tear at foot of title leaf not affecting text; K3 and K4 with short closed tears at foot; N2 torn across lower outer corner, affecting 19 lines in outer column, the whole corner neatly supplied from another genuine copy; short closed tear at head of d2 just touching headline; longer tear at foot of d6, affecting 26 lines but without loss, partly stitched and with old paper reinforcement on verso below the text; small marginal paper flaw in h3; small hole in ee4 affecting a couple of letters either side of the leaf; small tear across upper outer corner of ss3, outer corner of frame supplied in facsimile; very minor paper restoration at head of ccc3&#150;4; minor restoration in gutter of final leaf; some minor spots or small stains, but generally clean and fresh, a very good copy, tall and well-margined, in a handsome early panelled calf binding. Second folio edition, Todd&#39;s first issue, the edition of which William Prynne complained that it was printed on best crown paper. It is estimated that the original edition was of 1,000 copies, shared between the five publishers listed in the colophon, all of whom were proprietors of rights to one or more of the plays. This copy is one of the copies printed for Robert Allot, who took the lion&#39;s share. The book is also notable for containing the first appearance in print of John Milton, his lines printed on the Effigies leaf. This copy is Todd&#39;s first issue, with the Effigies leaf in Smith&#39;s state C (initial "S" against a filigreed background). As Todd showed in 1953, copies of the first issue of the Second Folio were printed and sold in the manner stated on the title page in 1632; later issues, although still dated 1632, have the title and conjugate Effigies leaf on thicker paper and were sold by Allot&#39;s successors sometime between 1636 and 1641.

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        De Constantinopoleo topographia lib. IV.

      Ex officina Elzeviriana 1632 - - Ex officina Elzeviriana, Lugduni Batavorum (Leide) _1632, In 24 (5,5x11cm), 422pp. (6), relié. - Edition elzevirienne du texte de Pierre Gilles. Un titre frontispice représentant une colonne romaine avec en arrière plan la ville musulmane, et un plan de la ville. Plein Velin à rabats, reliure hollandaise. Dos lisse avec titre à la plume estompé. Pierre Gilles arrive à Constantinople en 1544 et rencontre la fastueuse cité de Soliman le magnifique. Assistant à la transformation de la ville, les habitants détruisaient toutes les antiquités et ce qui évoquait l'ancienne ville, Pierre Gilles se sentit le devoir de relever la topographie de la ville avant qu'elle ne change définitivement. Cependant, étranger à l'art bysantin, Gilles passe rapidement ce sujet et s'intéresse surtout à la structure de la ville. Livres à Figures 422pp. (6) . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 518 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ORDENANÇAS DE SEVILLA

      - ORDENANÇAS DE SEVILLA, QUE POR SU ORIGINAL, SON AHORA NUEVAMENTE IMPRESSAS, CON LICENCIA DEL SEÑOR ASSISTENTE, POR ANDRES GRANDE, Recopilación de las Ordenanças de la muy noble y muy leal Ciudad de Sevilla; de todas las leyes, y ordenamientos antiguos, y modernos; cartas y provisiones Reales, para la buena governación del bien público, y pacífico Regimiento de Sevilla y su tierra. Fecha por mandado de los muy altos, y muy poderosos, Catholicos Reyes y Señores, don Fernando, y doña Isabel, de gloriosa memoria, y por su Real provisión .- Sevilla, Andrés Grande, 1632; en folio holandesa del XIX cortes pintados, Portada con escudo grabado, 10 hojas de preliminares, 252 folios. En segunda hoja de preliminares viñeta a media página grabada en madera, capitulares. Papel con defectos y manchas, sobre todo mancha que parece de quemadura desde el folio 59 al 64, produciendo pequeño roto en el folio 63 afectando a unas cuantas letras de dos líneas. En el último folio que esta reforzado aparece el colofón de la edición de Sevilla, Ivan Varela de Salamanca, 1527 y el de la presente edición. Palau nº 203203. La primera edición de las Ordenanzas de Sevilla es de 1492 por Meinardo Unguet y Estanislao Polono; siendo la segúnda la de 1527 (primera ampliada), de la qu es copia la presente.

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        GRAECORVM RESPVBLICAE ab Ubbone Emmio Descriptae.

      Ex Officina Elzeviriana (Bonaventure & Abraham Elzevir),, Lugd. Batavorum (Leiden): 1632 - Engraved t.p. signed "C. C. D.", to Vol I. Printer's device to t.p. of Vol II. Decorative initial capital letters. Tailpieces. This volume bound with Hagelgans' DESS THEWREN FURSTEN Vnd BESCHURMERS [1640], Tavistock Books' ID #35199. Price is for this one volume containing both works. Square & tight. Vellum soiled. Ex-lib, with bookplate & call number stamp to bottom margin of Vol I t.p. A VG+ copy. Period full vellum binding with yapp edges; 2 cloth tie stubs to each cover. Title hand-inked to spine. Light blue edgestain. 24mo, signed in 8s. 4-5/8" x 2-1/4". 1st edition thus (Willems 364). 2 volumes (426, [6]; 323, [7] pp). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "The historie of Great Britaine vnder 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 Cæsar, vnto the raigne of King Iames, of famous memorie. The third edition reuised, enlarged, and newly corrected with sundry descents of the Saxons kings, their marriages and armes... "

      "John Dawson, for George Humble" London: "John Dawson, for George Humble". 1632. "Folio, pp. [22], 1237 [i.e. 1281 - page numbers 1043-1086 assigned to recto only], [85]; includes the preliminary blank leaf; engraved frontispiece portrait of Speed by S. Savery, numerous woodcut illustrations and genealogical tables throughout; numerous woodcut initials and ornaments; contemporary full calf, perfunctorily rebacked in brown calf, maroon morocco label on spine; several clean tears entering text (no loss), leaf 5a with small piece missing from fore-edge causing minor loss to a few words and numbers, light occasional dampstains; a good, sound, complete copy. & & A continuation of his Theatre of Great Britaine, whose contents are described in this volume as The Chorographicall Part, accounting for the first 4 books. This volume (The Historicall Part) therefore begins with ""the fifth booke,"" but is complete in itself. & & STC 23049; Graesse V, 462&#150;63; Lowndes 2471&#150;72. "

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        UNHAPPY PROSPERITIE EXPRESSED IN THE HISTORIES OF AELIUS SEIANUS AND PHILIPPA THE CATANIAN. Written in French by P. Matthieu and translated into English by Sr Th. Hawkins

      London, printed by John Haviland for Godfrey Emondson, 1632.. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1632, translated by Sir Thomas Hawkins. Small 4to, 190 x 140 mm, 7½ x 5½ inches, engraved pictorial title page, dated title page to second part but register and pagination continuous, pages: (4), 299, bound in contemporary full vellum, hand lettered to spine. Most copies like ours just have the engraved title without the letterpress title, a few have just a letterpress title. Some discolouration to vellum, some light rust staining to lower cover, head of spine just slightly worn, ties lacking, short closed tear to fore-edge of front endpaper and title page, neatly repaired with no loss, signature on front endpaper, occasional small pale stain, otherwise contents clean and bright. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a scarce book. The first part is a translation of "Aelius Sejanus, histoire romaine" by Pierre Matthieu. It is translated into English as a satire on the fall of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham. The second part is a translation of "Histoire des prosperitez malheureuses d&#39;une femme cathenoise, grande seneschalle de Naples" also by Matthieu, based on a story from "De casibus illustrium virorum" by Giovanni Boccaccio. Both works are supposed to have been written by Matthieu originally to represent the rise and fall of Concino Concini and his wife, Leonora Galigai. Concino Concini, (d. 1617), was a Florentine adventurer, favourite of Marie de&#39; Medici, queen of France, who exerted great influence after the assassination of Marie&#39;s husband, Henry IV in 1610, and succeeded the duke of Sully as first minister. His greed and his spy system won him the hatred of all classes. His efforts to weaken the nobility provoked an unsuccessful revolt (1615) led by Henri II de Condé. In 1617, Louis XIII had Concini assassinated. His wife, Leonora Galigaï (1571?-1617), lady in waiting and favorite of the queen, was beheaded and burned for sorcery. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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