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        Historia Navalis Antiqua, libris quatuor.

      Apud Robertum Barker 1633 - one folding plate with five woodcuts (in this copy divided into two and bound at the end), some browning and spotting, small square excised from blank area of title-page and repaired, ownership stamp, pp. [viii], 357, 356-491, [3], 8vo, early nineteenth-century European marbled calf, smooth spine divided by triple gilt fillets between decorative pallets, red morocco lettering- and dating-pieces, central gilt tools, boards bordered with a double gilt fillet and a floral roll, a.e.r., a bit rubbed, spine chipped at head, good Sir Thomas Ryves (d. 1652), a civil lawyer and amateur historian and polemicist, published three books on naval history: the first, ‘Historia Navalis, lib. i’ was a short treatise which appeared in 1629, and was incorporated into this larger ‘Historia Navalis Antiqua’ a few years later, covering naval history down to the Roman empire. His third was a further continuation, to 1453, which appeared in 1640. ‘In 1683 Samuel Pepys praised Ryves’s Historia navalis in fulsome terms, "there being not anything I know of extant in history, so much to the honour of our country as this piece of Sir Thomas Reeves, I am sure, nor so edifying to me upon the subject which above all others I am covetous of information in" (Downshire MSS, 1.18)’ (ODNB). Lehmann, in a paper presented at Tropis IV (‘Five Centuries before Olympias’), noted that Ryves anticipated the modern consensus on levels of oars - i.e. that no ship had more than three, and larger ships added more oarsmen on each oar. (ESTC S116320)

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        Befestigungsplan ('Plan au Vray de la Ville de Wesel. Prinse par les Holandois le 19 Aoust 1629').

      . Kupferstich aus Historie generale de la guerre de Flandre ... b. Robert Fouet in Paris, 1633, 23 x 34. Nicht bei Braun! (Vgl. Braun 54). - Vorliegendes Exemplar eine Variante, hier ohne die Nr. F 703. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        The Acts Made in the First Parliament of Our Most High and Dread Soveraigne Charles [I] [through] Acts Done and past in the Third Session Of the second Triennall Parliament Of . . . Charles the II [etc.]. Eight Works in One Volume. Folio

      Edinburgh: Printed by Robert Young [etc.] [imprints vary], 1633-49. Contemporary unlettered calf, the front joint cracking but holding, some browning; the Hopetoun copy with his bookplate on the front pastedown An unbroken record of the Scots Parliament during the two decades leading up to the Protectorate, once the copy of Sir James Hope, Lord Hopetoun, the lawyer and political radical who became the sole Scot to serve on Cromwell's Council of State

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        Decas concionum poenitential: Das ist: Zehen Christliche Buß Predigten, darinnen die Lehr von der Busse kurtz und rund aus heiliger Schrifft eingeführet und mit schönen Gleichnissen erkläret wird ... Nunmehr aber durch gnedige verordnung Des ... Herrn Christiani, Erwehlten Bischoffen des Stiffts Minden, Hertzogen zu Braunschweig unnd Lüneburgk ... heraus gegeben. Celle, Elias Holwein 1637. 8°. 12 Bll., 214 (recte 216) S., mit Holzschnitt-Titelbordüre und verso mit großem Wappen-Holzschnitt, Prgt. d. Zt. mit geschwärzter Blindprägung u. 4 Bindebänder.

      . . VD17 1:080144V.- Zweite Ausgabe (EA 1633), selten.- Herausgegeben auf eigene Kosten von Elias Holwein. Der Zweitdrucker von Celle, betrieb seine Officin und einen Buchladen von 1628 -1651.- Mit Wappen der Herzöge zu Braunschweig und Lüneburg.- Bruno von Broitzen (1591-1630) war braunschweigisch-lüneburgischer Hofprediger an der Schloßkirche zu Celle.- Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk, etw. gebräunt, der dekorative Ebd. nur leicht berieben.

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        Catalogus ofte Naem-Register der getuygen der Waerheyt, de welcke voor onse eeuwe de Oppermacht vande Roomsche Pausen, de verscheyden superstitien, dwalingen ende bedriegerijen des Pausdoms hebben tegen gesproken. Eerst beschreven ende uytgegheven door M. Flaccum Illyricum. Ende naer verscheydenmael verbetert, veele vermeerdert, tot dese ordre gebracht, en in XX. Boecken verdeelt, door S.G.S. (Simon Goulart 1543-1628, predikant te Geneve). Een werck, 't welck voornamelijck in dese tijt seer nut en noodich is, waer in onder andere, veele nutte Boecken ende Tractaten, oock veele Historien voortgebracht worden, welcker sommighe nergens anders te vinden sijn. Het eerste Deel, vervatende de X. eerste Boecken, meest overgeset door Marcus Boerave (1599-1644, predikant te Medemblik). Die achter bij gevoegt heeft een Register vande achtervolginghe der Roomsche Bisschoppen en Pausen, ende haere voornaemste wercken en geschiedenissen. Item een generael Register des geheelen wercks.

      Hoorn, Marten Gerbrantsz. 1633/1632. 2 werken in 1 band, (gegraveerde titelpagina, 22) 705, (2) 488, 90 (26) p. Origineel Perkament met ribben en stempels, Folio (vernieuwde schutbladen, plaatselijk vochtvlekken, onderste hoek achterplat gerestaureerd. Matthias Flacius 1520-1575, was een prominent kerkhistoricus ten tijde van de reformatie. Dit werk geeft uitgebreidere en weer andere verslagen van martelaren dan Haemstedius, en is daarop een mooie aanvulling.).

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        The First Part of the Institutes of The Lawes of England: Or, A Commentary upon Littleton, not the name of a Lawyer only, but of the Law it selfe. The third Edition, corrected. S.T.C. 15786. Folio

      Printed by M.F.I.H. and R.T. Assignes of I. More Esquire, London 1633 - Contemporary blind-ruled calf, rubbed, rebacked, a bit of light staining, all marginal, final blanks defective, without the portrait; a sound copy An early edition of Coke's most single famous work and one of the five greatest books of English law, glossing Littleton's 'Tenures', one of the remaining four, this edition the first to incorporate the index, first separately published previously

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        The First Part of the Institutes of The Lawes of England: Or, A Commentary upon Littleton, not the name of a Lawyer only, but of the Law it selfe The third Edition, corrected S T C 15786 Folio

      London: Printed by M.F.I.H. and R.T. Assignes of I. More Esquire, 1633. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, rubbed, rebacked, a bit of light staining, all marginal, final blanks defective, without the portrait; a sound copy An early edition of Coke's most single famous work and one of the five greatest books of English law, glossing Littleton's 'Tenures', one of the remaining four, this edition the first to incorporate the index, first separately published previously

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        Meteranus Novus, Das ist: Warhafftige Beschreibung aller denckwürdigsten Geschichten, so sonderlich in den Niderlanden auch sonsten in andern Reichen, von anfang der Regierung Philippi Audacis Hertzogen zu Burgund, etc. biß auff das Jahr Christi 1612. sich zugetragen. Zwei Bände

      Amstderdam: bey Wilhelm Blaeu 1633 - Beschrieben in XXXII Büchern. Zwei Bände. Schweinsledereinbände der Zeit (jeweils 38,5 x 27 cm), 726 und 713 Seiten (jeweils nebst Register). Mit einem Titelkupfer und 5 Karten (die übrigen Karten sowie sämtliche Tafeln fehlen leider). Einbände fleckig und im Bezug gewellt, Lederbezug von Band 1 zum Teil fehlstellig, Außengelenke gerissen, Ecken/Kanten bestoßen, Bindung und Vorsatz von Band 1 gelockert, innen mehr oder weniger gebräunt/fleckig. Papier zum Teil knickspurig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weber]
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        Catalogus ofte Naem-Register der Getuygen der Waerheyt, de welcke voor onse eeuwe de Oppermacht vande Roomsche Pausen, de verscheyden superstitien, dwalingen ende bedriegerijen des Pausdoms hebben tegen gesproken. Waarbij gevoegt, Het tweede deel, Vervatende de thien leste Boecken. Waer by gevoeght is een Aenhanghsel van de ghedenckwaerdighe saecken ende ghetuyghenissen, van het Jaer 1517. tot het Jaer 1600. Verbetert en vermeerdert door S.G.S. (Simon Goulart, 1543-1628, predikant te Geneve) en vertaald door Marcus Boerhave, 1599-1644, predikant te Medemblik.

      Hoorn, Marten Gerbrantsz. 1633. 2 delen en aanhangsel in 1 band, (23) 705, (titelp.) 488, 90 (26) p. Origineel Leer met ribben en sloten, Folio (zeldzaam werk, Matthias Flach 1520-1575, was een prominent kerkhistoricus ten tijde van de reformatie. Dit werk geeft uitgebreidere en weer andere verslagen van martelaren dan Haemstedius, en is daarop een mooie aanvulling).

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        The Kings Maiesties Declaration to His Subiects, Concerning Lawfull Sports to Bee Vsed

      John Barker, London 1633 - 19th century three quarter morocco over marbled boards, spine ends and corners rubbed, bookplate on front pastedown and manuscript notes on ffep, pamphlet lacks first and final blank leaves, leaf A4r with variant headpiece showing David with a harp, test clean and bright. , 4to , [2] 17 [1] pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Purple Island, or The Isle of Man. Together with Piscatorie Eclogs and other Poeticall Miscellanies

      Cambridge: Printers to the Universitie, 1633 - Of the first poem, 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 First edition. 4to. [14], 181, [3, blank], [2, second title], [2, blank], 96, 101-130, [2] pp. Collation: - 4 ( 3 and 4 reversed), A-Z4, *2 (*1 a blank and *2 reversed), A-M4, O-R4. Contemporary paneled calf, spine gilt, joints cracked but cords holding, title page repaired on verso, some browning throughout, a few leaves trimmed close at upper margin, half of binder's rfep excised, contemporary Welsh annotations to paste-downs, in custom chemise and slipcase. STC 11082; Hayward 67; Pforzheimer 376; Bibliotheca Osleriana 4810; Westwood & Satchell, p. 95 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The touchstone of complexions : expedient and profitable for all such as bee desirous and carefull of their bodily health: contayning most ready tokens, whereby every one may perfectly try, and thorowly know... ... as well the exact ... (Truncated)

      London : Printed by E[lizabeth] A[llde] for Michael Sparke, and are to be sold at his house in Greene Arbour, at the signe of the blue Bible, 1633, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFull Book Title: The touchstone of complexions : expedient and profitable for all such as bee desirous and carefull of their bodily health: contayning most ready tokens, whereby every one may perfectly try, and thorowly know... ... as well the exact state, habit, disposition, and constitution of his body outwardly: as also the inclinations, affections, motions, and desires of his minde inwardly. Written in Latine, by Levine Lemnie, and now Englished by T.N.Closed tear to the final [blank] leaf. Pages toned as with age. Finely and period-sympathetically bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt cross-bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 248 pages; Physical desc.: [8], 248, [12] p. Notes: A translation of: De habitu et constitutione corporis. T.N. = Thomas Newton. The last leaf is blank. Includes index. Subject: Hygiene - Early works to 1800. Other names: Newton, Thomas, 1542?-1607. Reference: STC (2nd ed.) 15458.

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        Gesamtans., (Aufsicht), "Herbipolis Würtzburg".

      . Kupferstich ( v. 2 Platten ) v. Merian aus Theatrum Europäum, 1633, 23 x 63,2.

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        THE ENGLISH GENTLEMAN: containing sundry excellent Rules or exquisite Observations, tending to Direction of every Gentleman, of selecter Ranke and Qualitie; how to demeane or accommodate himselfe in the manage of publike or private Affaires ...

      London: Printed by Felix Kynston, and are to be sold by Robert Bostocke, 1633. Second edition, revised, corrected and enlarged. Extra engraved title-page, small 4to, pp. [10] leaves, 456, [2] leaves. Bound in new quarter leather, spine gilt in raised bands, ex-library with two small stamps, some browning and minor staining, a very good tight copy. STC 3564; Newberry 208. Aresty p. 304; see Wither to Prior, 66. A classic courtesy book describing the attributes of an English Gentleman under eight heads: youth, disposition, education, vocation, recreation, acquaintance, moderation, and perfection. Aresty notes that Braithwaite (1588?-1673) was a Royalist born to the estate of a gentleman. He attended Oxford and Cambridge, indulged in some light poetry before settling into the life of a gentleman. As a justice of the peace, he was an influential figure in his small world. His influence in molding the lives of the typical gentleman was widespead, however, and his books were even found in libraries in the US. Susan Hull, in her "Chaste, Silent & Obedient" (p. 32 ff) notes that Brathwaite's "The English Gentlewoman" "is probably more representative of the genteel English middle-class. Here the ideal, modest woman is a wife and mother involved in the "Breeding and Education of Youth". The courtier, instead of being an ideal is rejected ... Religion and class [are] dominent infuences on behavior and the respectable middle-class English woman was depicted as a modest lover of home and hearth." "Braithwaite ... went at his subject like a serious schoolmaster and Puritan, though he was neither ... His philosophy of moderation in all things, and his preference for the contemplative life ... "

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        Nova Virginiae Tabula.

      Hondius, 1633-1665, Amsterdam: - Attractive map of the Chesapeake region, showing Virginia and Maryland, and based on John Smith's famous 1612 map, the most important map of Virginia in the early 1600's & critical in creating interest in settling the area. Jamestown indicated as "Iamestowne". With the same inset as Smith's map of Powhatan at the upper left, also coat of arms, Native American figure and cartouche at the bottom. Text on the verso in French. Image size: 19 3/4 x 15'. Paper size: 22 1/4 x 18 3/4". One short closed tear at the lower left, repaired on the verso, otherwise very good. Burden, Mappping of North America #228.

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        Guiana suie Amazonum Regio

      c.1633 - Art Source International is proud to offer rare maps produced in 1633 by one of the dominant map-making houses of the 1630%27s. The atlas that this map is attributed to was first published in 1633 by Henricus Hondius and Joannes Janssonius and contained individual works by each map-maker, some derived from Henricus%27s brother Jodocus" plates, and a number of maps by Mercator that Hondius acquired from his father -also Jodocus. Although it is somewhat unclear which maps were published cooperatively between Henricus Hondius and Joannes Janssonius and which were individual works, this map illustrating Guyana bears the imprint of Henricus Hondius. The large, exceptionally well maintained map has beautiful hand coloring highlighting rivers, coast lines, and political boundaries. Many place names are identified, especially along the coast. The map is bright and full with ships sailing in he ocean, and sea monsters.

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        Scotiae Pars Meridionalis.

      Amsterdam 1633 - Latin text on verso., Size : 352x457 (mm), 13.875x18 (Inches), Hand Colored Very good, some marginal tears professionally restored hardly noticeable.

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        Antignome fisico-matematiche con il nuovo orbe, e sistema terrestre.Livorno, Giovanni Vincenzo Bonfigli, 1667. 4to. With 66 woodcut diagrams and other illustrations in text. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment, with 2 fastenings made from loops of braided cord on the front cover but only traces of thongs on the back.

      BMC STC Italian, p. 796; Poggendorff II, col. 700; Riccardi I, R-col. 394; Thorndike VII, p. 583; not in Honeyman. Rare first edition of a handbook of physics, including optics, mechanics, fluid dynamics and cosmography, illustrated with numerous woodcut diagrams and other illustrations in the text. It was written by Donato Rossetti, professor of natural philosophy at Pisa, in the wake of Galileo's 1633 trial for promoting the heliocentric theory of the solar system. Rossetti later became tutor in mathematics to the Duke of Savoy and professor of mathematics at Turin. The book is a refutation of Geminiano Montanari's Pensieri fisico-matematici (Bologna 1667). In the period shortly after Galileo, experimentalists like Montanari (1633-1675) engaged in a battle against the more mystical views of scientists such as Rossetti.With an early Italian owner's inscription on the title-page. In very good condition, with only a couple small marginal holes in the title-page. The parchment has a couple stains and a couple holes in the spine, but is otherwise very good.

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        Provincia de Brasil cum Adiacentibus Provinciis (Brazil/South America)

      Leyden 1633 - Engraving. Sheet size: 12 7/8 x 15". Inventory#: p1802pmat.

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        Bellarminus enervatus, siue Disputationes anti-Bellarminianae, in illustri Frisiorum Academia ... In quatuor tomos divisus

      Londini [i.e. Amsterdam?]: [W.J. Blaeu? for London] Apud Ioannem Humpfridum [& H. Robinson], 1633 [i.e.,1632].

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        The Temple. Sacred poems and private ejaculations

      Cambride: by Thom. Buck, and Roger Daniel,, 1633. Duodecimo (143 × 77 mm). Skilfully rebound in full tan calf, red morocco label, plain endpapers. Title within typographic border, typographic head- and tailpieces. Title leaf restored in gutter not affecting text or border, some browning and soiling, chiefly marginal, a good copy. First edition of Herbert's poems, collected by his friend Nicholas Ferrar of Little Gidding and posthumously published the same year as those of John Donne, with whom Herbert is often bracketed. Herbert's English poems are notable for their controlled and inventive use of form, expressed in a wide variety of modes and dramatic voices. Using more homely imagery than Donne's extravagant metaphysical conceits, they often echo the Psalms in simplicity of diction and metaphor. "One of Herbert's most influential admirers of the century was T. S. Eliot … Herbert continues to be a major influence on poets writing in English, including – among those in the twentieth century – the American writer Elizabeth Bishop and the Irish poet and critic Seamus Heaney" (ODNB).

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        Vallesiæ et Alpium descriptio.

      Lugduni Batavorum Leiden: Ex Officina Elzeviriana 1633 - 16mo, 377, (7) pp. Engraved title, marbled paste downs, armorial bookplate of Lord Sinclair. Contemporary calf, a.e.g., covers with double gilt rules, cornerpieces and a central rose, gilt phoenix to the foot of the spine with the motto Rinasce Piu Gloriosa ("It rises again more glorious"), spine a little worn with cracking to the tops of the joints. The first work exclusively on the Alps. Willems 390. First published 1574.

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        De veritate, prout distinguitur a revelatione, a verisimili, a possibili, et a falso / Hoc opus condiditEdoardus Baro Herbert de Cherbury in Anglia, et castri insul¾ de Kerry in Hibernia, et par utriusque regni. Et lectori cuivis, integri & illibati iudicii dicavit:

      [London:] Exc. Lutetiae Parisiorum. MDCXXIV. Iam denu˜ sed auctius & emendatius recud. London, Augustinus Matthaeus, 1633. - Ò.his writings, which constitute a wholly original contribution to thought. Of these, the De veritate, (ÔOn TruthÕ), is the most important.The book contains an elaborate theory of knowledge linked with some penetrating psychology, to which is added a scheme of natural religion: it is in many ways an English precursor of the natural theology and rationalist philosophy by Descartes. ".The most striking thing about the De veritate is not its theory of knowledge, but its metaphysical sophistication, especially in the theory of notitiae communes, the absolute truths. ÔSo far are these elements or sacred principles from being derived from experience or observation that without some of them we can neither experience nor even observe.Õ Kant might well have said thatÓ (Printing and the Mind of Man). Quarto. [vi], 244 pp. Recent quarter calf over marbled boards. Eighteenth century annotation on front endpaper giving details of the history of the book. A good, clean copy. Second edition. The first edition was published in Paris in 1624 and is rare, only one copy having appeared at auction in the last thirty years. This second edition is also very scarce. Printing and the Mind of Man 123, for the first edition. STC 13180. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Thaumatographia naturalis, in classes decem divisa; in quibus admiranda: Coeli; Elementorum; Meteororum; Fossilium; Plantarum; Avium; Quadrupedum; Exanguium; Piscium; Hominis.

      Asd., Joannes Janssonius, 1633. - Editio secunda priore auctior. Small 12mo. (VI)+578+(2) pp. Hardcover. Contemp. full vellum. Good. (Binding a bit soiled; free front endpaper missing, early inscriptions on pastedowns & title; mispagination: pp. 551-552 omitted without loss of text, collation complete with matching catchword page 550 to page 553). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The touchstone of complexions : expedient and profitable for all such as bee desirous and carefull of their bodily health: contayning most ready tokens, whereby every one may perfectly try, and thorowly know.: . as well the exact state, habit, disposition, and constitution of his body outwardly: as also the inclinations, affections, motions, and desires of his minde inwardly. Written in Latine, by Levine Lemnie, and now Englished by T.N.

      London : Printed by E[lizabeth] A[llde] for Michael Sparke, and are to be sold at his house in Greene Arbour, at the signe of the blue Bible 1633 - Physical desc.: [8], 248, [12] p. Notes: A translation of: De habitu et constitutione corporis. T.N. = Thomas Newton. The last leaf is blank. Includes index. Subject: Hygiene - Early works to 1800. Other names: Newton, Thomas, 1542?-1607. Reference: STC (2nd ed.) 15458. Closed tear to the final [blank] leaf. Pages toned as with age. Finely and period-sympathetically bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt cross-bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 248 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Orbis Terrae Novissima Descriptio

      Jodocus Hondius 1633 - Gerard Mercator (1512-1594) / Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) Orbis Terrae Novissima Descriptio Amsterdam: 1633 (third state) Hand-colored copperplate engraving 29 ½" x 35 ¾" framed For nearly sixty years, during the most important and exciting period in the story of modern mapmaking, Gerard Mercator was the supreme cartographer, his name, second only to Ptolemy, synonymous with forms of map projection still in use today. His influence transformed land surveying and his research and calculations lead him to break away from Ptolemy’s conception of the size and outline of the continents, developing a projection that drastically reduced the longitudinal length of Europe and Asia and altered the shape of the Old World as visualized in the early 16th century. Although not the inventor of this type of projection, Mercator was the first to apply it to navigational charts in such a form that compass bearing could be plotted on charts in straight lines, thereby providing seamen with a solution to an age-old problem of navigation at sea. Mercator’s innovations, including the aptly named Mercator projection, continue to be employed in maps produced today, 400 years later. The geographer died in 1594 after publishing just a few parts of the atlas that he had spent decades preparing. In 1604, after the death of Gerard’s son Rumold, the plates for his maps were sold to the great Amsterdam cartographer, Jodocus Hondius, who brought out the first of the so-called “Mercator-Hondius” editions in 1606. Hondius continued to augment and perfect the atlas over the following years, constantly adding new maps and incorporating new discoveries and corrections. Unlike the work of Abraham Ortelius, a contemporary (and equally celebrated) cartographer, Mercator’s maps were original. Ortelius engaged in the reduction and generalization of already existing maps, while Mercator, with his sense that scientific work should be original and new, checked the current knowledge of the earth’s topography against its fundamental sources and drew maps in an original manner. Mercator was the most skilled mapmaker of his time, spearheading the Golden Age of Dutch cartography. This rare double hemisphere map of the world, originally published in 1602, was one of two maps by Gerard Mercator engraved by Jean le Clerc for the publisher Jodocus Hondius. Hondius made editions and edits to Mercators map, such as including the Islands of Queen Elizabeth off the tip of South America and erasing most of the coastline between South America and new Guinea. Hondius went to great effort to include a beautiful and informative frame to the map: Hondius’ favorite quote from the Psalms runs along the bottom, in the top corners are circles showing the wind names in Dutch and Italian, the lower corners have diagrams showing the phases of the moon and climate, and the center top and bottom are balanced by a pretty compass rose and astronomical sphere. Mercator’s maps were unsurpassed in terms of accuracy, and no less attention was given to their beauty. This beautifully-colored double hemisphere map of the world represents a great opportunity to acquire the most spectacular map from this landmark publication by the foremost cartographer in history. Reference: Shirley, The Mapping of the World

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        Territorium Tridentinum.

      Jansson Johann, Hondius Henricus, Amsterdam. 1633 - Carta che raffigura il territorio tridentino basandosi sull’ormai consolidato modello di Giovanni Antonio Magini. Si trova in "Der Atlas von Gerard Mercator und Iudocus Hondius". Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Il territorio trentino-tirolese nell’antica cartografia" di Gino Tomasi, scheda n. 27. Formato: Incisione su rame di dimensioni 36x46 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

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        Chorographica Tabula Lacus Lemanni (Lake Geneva region of Switzerland)

      Amsterdam 1633 - From the Atlas, 1633 edition. Beautiful hand-colored copperplate engraving, highlighted with gold. Side margins trimmed. Sheet size: 17 3/4 x 21". Inventory#: p220pmat.

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        LES RECHERCHES DE LA FRANCE

      Chez Martin Colet, Paris 1633 - RO40134380: 1019 pages + Table. Gravures en noir et blanc (portrait) en frontispice et en page de titre. Bandeaux et lettrines illustrés en noir. Reliure du XIXe siècle en demi-veau vert. Auteur, titre, bandeaux et filets dorés sur le dos à faux-nerfs (ainsi que motifs en dorure à froid). Petit manque en surface du 1er plat. Bords des plats frottés. Plats légèrement tachés. Texte bien lisible sur pages en bon état. Par Estienne Pasquier, Conseiller et Advocat Général du Roy en la Chambre des Comptes de Paris. Augmenté en cest dernière édition de trois Livres entiers, outre plusieurs Chapitres entrelassez en chacun des autres Livres, tirez de la Bibliothèque de l'Auteur. Frontispice: Nulla Hic Paschasio Manus Est, Lex Cincia Quippe Caussidicos Nullas Sanxit Habere Manus. In-Folio Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. 1er plat abîmé. Dos frotté. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 94.2-Livres anciens XVII ème [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Guaiana sive Provinciae intra Rio de las Amazonas atque Rio de Yviapare sive Orinoque

      - The Amazon and Orinoco River as seen by the Duth in the 17th century. 1633. Leyden. Folded as issued, now flattened, fine colouring, lower right margin with a small paper loss far from printed image. 392 mm x 296 mm; 356 mm x 282 mm. A foundation map, included in Laet and Gerritsz´ Nieuwe wereldt ofte Beschrijvinghe van West-Indien; extends from North West Venezuela to Brazil, and shows the mouth of what are arguably South America´s most important Rivers. Gerritsz was a Dutch cartographer, apprenticed to Blaeu and chosen over him after starting his own business; he gained the appointment of cartographer to the Dutch East –and West- India Company, his are in many cases foundation maps for several regions of the Americas, later used as prototypes by Blaeu & Hondius. Most of his work exists only in manuscript and these maps often are the only Gerritsz maps available to the collector today. Laet (1593 – 1649) was a Dutch geographer and businessman, his overseas trading eventually led him to become a founding director of the Dutch West India Company, a position that enabled him to gain access to updated sources of information, both from the Company’s archives and seamen.

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        HERBALL OR GENERAL HISTORIE OF PLANTES. Gathered by John Gerarde of London Master in Chirvrgerie, Very Much Enlarged by Thomas Johnson Citizen and Apothecarye of London

      London: Printed by Adam J. Slip et al, 1633. The scarce second edition, which is the first edited, greatly enlarged and corrected by Thomas Johnson. With engraved allegorical title-page by John Payne and with nearly 2800 woodcut illustrations throughout text. Folio, a superb, very large copy in a very handsome contemporary full calf binding, the boards with multiple ruled line borders, at some time expertly refurbished at the spine in perfect period style with tall, thick, raised bands ruled in blind, dark brown morocco label in one compartment gilt ruled and lettered. [xxxiv], 1631, index, table and errata. An extremely handsome copy of this scarce book, the antique covers with some minor expert refurbishment. Internally very fresh, crisp and clean, and with only very insignificant occasional evidence of age, one leaf of the table and final errata leaf with minor paper repairs not affecting the text. AN UNUSUALLY FINE AND TRULY EXCELLENT COPY OF THIS HIGHLY IMPORTANT PRINTING. A RARELY ENCOUNTERED COMPLETE COPY IN CONTEMPORARY BINDING of the great herbal of Gerarde, one of the finest and most important botanical works printed. <br> John Gerarde served for some time as Master of the Barber-Surgeons company and was considered one of England&#146;s finest Herbalist. The title &#147;Herbalist to James I&#146; appeared on many of his papers. Among his chief accomplishments was the establishment of a medicinal garden for the Barber-Surgeons but it was his great herbal which made his name a household word.<br> In December of 1597 appeared the first folio volume of the herbal. The work contained more then 1800 woodcuts. Along with the more specific information such as names, genus and usage, it also gave the locations to hunt for scarce plants in England and, although primarily a scientific endeavor, it also included much folklore.<br> The edition of 1633 was the first to be edited, enlarged and corrected by Thomas Johnson and was a tremendous success. This edition is essentially a reprint, word for word, issued only 3 years later. Johnson&#146;s edition is considered a great improvement over the original, being half again as large as the original and in every way a superior printing. Johnson&#146;s edition brings the number of plants described to over 2800 with more then 2700 being illustrated. Interestingly, this edition was of special importance in the New World. Far from the medical science of civilized Europe, the early American colonist had been forced to come up with a medical science all their own. This work, plus the herbal knowledge of the indigenous peoples, was the primary basis for early American medical studies. So important was it that the genus Gerardia was named for Gerard and of its 30 or so species most are North American.<br> In our century, medical science has advanced to a degree Gerard could only have dreamed of, but it is just beginning to rediscover the value of botanicals in health care. The scientific groundwork established by Gerard over 400 years ago is once again of interest and importance.<br> Gerarde&#39;s was "the best-known and most often quoted herbal in the English language. Its lasting repute is due not so much to its originality and accuracy, which are ofttimes questionable, as to its entertaining Elizabethan descriptive <br>style, its interspersed anecdotes and comments, and antique remedies, and <br>its woodcuts" (DSB).The apothecary Thomas Johnson was commissioned to revise Gerarde&#39;s original book within one year, a task he accomplished with marked success, adding a balanced and comprehensive historical introduction, and a set of 2766 woodcuts, several hundred more than previously. His revised edition appeared in 1633, and this third edition three years later. "The care <br>bestowed by Johnson in correcting what Raven calls &#39;the errors of Gerard&#39;s <br>book, the misplaced pictures, the confused species, the blunders of fact&#39; <br>and in adding much new material made his edition...a popular and standard <br>work, which proved of especial value in promoting the study of the British <br>flora well into the eighteenth century" (DSB).<br> In our century, medical science has advanced to a degree Gerard could only have dreamed of, but it is just beginning to rediscover the value of botanicals in health care. The scientific groundwork established by Gerard over 400 years ago is once again of interest and importance.

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        De Bello Svecico.

      - Commentarii Quibus Gostaui Adulphi Suecor Regis in Germania expeditio usque ad ipsius mortem comprehenditur. Leodii, Henric Edelmann 1633. Liten 4:o. (2), Graverad titel,(4),272 s. Senare något nött marmorerat helt kalvskinnband med helt guldsnitt. Rygg rikt förgylld och med fem upphöjda bind. Pärmar med förgylld ramdekor, kantförgyllning samt inre förgyllda denteller. Pärmar med några fläckar. (G. Hedberg, Stockholm). Inlagan delvis något brunfläckad. Duplettstämpel och stämpel på titelblad samt stämpel på dedikationsblad, i kanter. Gammal bläckanteckning i övre marginalen graverat titelblad. På grund av bläckets kvalitet har det delvis ätit sig igenom papperet. (Berör tidigare bibliotekstillhörighet). Exlibris. Modern gåvotillskrift på främre friblad. 22 x 16,5 cm.*Warmholtz 3797. "Denna Uplaga har jag icke sedt".[#\33237]

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        Antique Map [The North Western Counties of England and Wales] Westmorland, Lancastre, Cestrie.

      Gerard Mercator 1633 - Mercator, Gerard : Les Comtez De Westmorland, Lancastre, Cestrie, Carnarvan, Denbigh, Flint. [The North Western Counties of England and Wales], by Gerard Mercator. Published 1606 or later [1633]. Map size approx 41cm x 36cm (16.5 x 14 inches). Decorative cartouche and sea monster. Verso with French text and coloured large initial letter. Early colour, centre fold, good condition with wide margins.

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        Berlin. - Schloss Monbijou. - Eosander de Göthe. - "Vue General de la Maison du plaisance, de Sa Majeste Le Roy de Prusse, nomme mon Byoux, Batie devant Berlin sur la Spree".

      Frankfurt am Main, Merian, 1633-1738. Historische Ortsansicht. Radierung / Kupferstich, 1717. Von Johann Böcklin, nach Eosander de Göthe. 46,0 x 69,5 cm (Darstellung / Einfassungslinie) / 49,5 x 73,5 cm (Blatt). Aus: Matthäus Merian d.Ä., Oder Ausführliche und Warhafftige Beschreibung aller und jeder denckwürdiger Geschichten... (Frankfurt am Main: Merian 1633-1738). - Rechts unterhalb der Darstellung signiert, darüber betitelt. - Imposante Darstellung des barocken Lustschlosses mit Gartenanlage vom gegenüberliegenden Ufer der Spree. Errichtet wurde die Anlage 1703-06 von Eosander von Göthe. Später erfuhr diese einige Erweiterungen von Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff. Die kriegszerstörte Ruine wurde 1959 abgetragen. - Blatt mit zum Teil stärkeren Lagerspuren und vertikalen und horizontalen Bindefalten. Mehrere restaurierte Einrisse im rechten, linken und unteren Rand. Ingesamt eher mäßig guter Zustand. Johann Böcklin Deutscher Kupferstecher in Berlin um 1710. Eosander de Göthe (1669 Stralsund - 1728 Dresden). Eigentlich Johann Friedrich Nilsson Eosander Freiherr von Göthe. Schwedisch-deutscher Baumeister des Spätbarock. Nach seinen Plänen erfolgte der Umbau der Schlösser Charlottenburg und Monbijou in Berlin sowie des Schlosses Oranienburg und des ersten Rathauses Charlottenburg in der Schloßstraße..

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        Du Bartas

      London - Printed by Robert Young 1633 - Reverse calf leatherfolio binding with blind embossed borders to the boards. A scarce copy. The works of Du Bartas including his divine weeks along with othertranslations by Sylvester of works by Henry Smith; Guy du Faur, seigneur de Pibrac; Odet de La Noue, seigneur de Tligny; Girolamo Fracastoro; George Goodwin; and Pierre Matthieu. Also contains most of Sylvesters original works. The work is illustrated with engraved portrait of the translator, illustratedtitle page (signed R. Elstracke Sculpsit) and numerous engraved head and tail pieces and illuminated initials. Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas (1544July 1590) was a French poet. He was a Huguenot, and served under Henry IV of France. He is known as an epic poet. La Sepmaine; ou, Creation du monde (1578) was a hugely influential hexameral work, relating the creation of the world and the history of man. It was translated into many languages, including English, and formed the basis for Milton's Paradise Lost. It was followed quickly by La Seconde Sepmaine (1584) which Du Bartas did not manage to finish before falling fatally ill. James VI of Scotland was particularly impressed by Du Bartas after receiving a volume of his poetry in 1579. James regarded Du Bartas very highly and encouraged other poets to translate his works, following his accession to the English throne. Thomas Winter quotes from James' Basilikon Doron where he touches on Du Bartas, in the dedicatory epistle of his translation of du Bartas's Third Dayes Creation (1604). Joshua Sylvester, another English poet around the court of King James, also translated Essay of the Second Week (1598) and The Divine Weeks of the World's Birth (1604). Joshua Sylvester (1563- 28 September 1618) was an English poet. He translated into English heroic couplets the scriptural epic of Guillaume du Bartas. His Essay of the Second Week was published in 1598; and in 1604 The Divine Weeks of the World's Birth. The ornate style of the original offered no difficulty to Sylvester, who was himself a disciple of the Euphuists and added many adornments of his own invention. The Sepmaines of Du Bartas appealed most to his English and German co-religionists, and the translation was immensely popular. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm although the first four pages, including the title page and frontispiece, are detached but present. The rear board is attached but holding by the cords only and the front board is detached but present. There is some wear to the extremities including some scratches with slight loss in the leather and some marks to the boards. The corners are bumped with some damage. The spine is rubbed and has some loss to the top and tail. The majority of the spine label is missing. Internally the book is generally clean and bright apart from some mild spots in places and some handling marks. Some pages are age toned. A couple of pages have copperplate annotations and doodles in the margins. There are some closedcuts with perhaps a knife, but these are mostly in the margins and the text is unaffected. The detached pages are grubby and tattered to the edges as expected. Overall, despite the front board being detached, this scarcebook is in very good condition considering it is over three hundred years old. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nova Francia et Regiones Adiacentes (Canada)

      Leyden 1633 - Engraving. Sheet size: 13 x 15 5/8". Inventory#: p1455pmat.

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        Poems, By J.D. With Elegies on the Authors Death

      London: by E.P. for Henry Seyle,, 1633. London: by M.F. for John Marriot, and are to be sold at his Shop, 1633; [with] Juvenilia, or certaine Paradoxes, and Problemes, written by J. Donne. 2 works bound in one, quarto (186 × 137 mm). Contemporary calf, skilfully rebacked and relined to style, covers with three-line blind rules, edges speckled red. Housed in a dark brown flat back cloth solander box. Skilful restoration to board edges, small spot of worm damage to lower cover, contents slightly toned, edges of last few leaves browned from turn-ins, an excellent copy. First edition of the principal collection of Donne&#39;s poetical works, issued two years after his death, together with his Juvenilia. This copy has the two inserted leaves with "The Printer to the Understanders" and Hexastichon Bibliopolae, not always present, and has the leaf Nn1 in the earlier uncorrected state with 35 lines of text on p. 273 instead of 30 or 31, with omission of the usual running headline. The editor of this first edition evidently made use of more than one group of surviving manuscripts. While he made a number of minor changes on his own authority, the 1633 Poems remains the best early text of the most important of all metaphysical collections.

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        Histoire de ce qui s"est passé au royaume du Japon es années 1625. 1626. & 1627. Tirée des Lettres adressées au R. Pere Mutio Viteleschi, General de la Compagnie de Jesus. Traduite d"Italien en Français par un Père de la mesme Compagnie.

      Paris: Sebastien Cramoisy, 1633 - Première (et seule) édition française, in-8; [4f.], 485p. (mal numérotées 465); vignette de l"éditeur sur la page de titre. Reliure du XVIIIème siècle en basane glacée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. Mors et coins restaurés, page de titre remontée, réparations en marge des trois premiers feuillets. Papier légèrement bruni, quelques taches aux premiers feuillets, plat inférieur légèrement gauchi, néanmoins un assez bon exemplaire. Fascinants comptes-rendus des missions jésuites au Japon, sous forme de lettres écrites par les missionnaires, au plus fort de la répression anti-chrétienne qui sévit dans ce pays de 1614 à 1638. A la fin de cette période l"Eglise japonaise se trouvera définitivement décapitée, après presque un siècle de présence chrétienne continue, depuis l"arrivée de François Xavier en 1550. On y trouve les récits des conversions et baptêmes effectués, mais surtout la narration par le détail des nombreuses persécutions et exécutions subies par les missionnaires et les chrétiens dans les diverses provinces. En fin d"ouvrage se trouvent deux chapitres concernant la Chine et le Paraguy. Le premier est consacré à la découverte et à l" "Explication des mots escrits et gravez sur une pierre antique": il s"agit de la fameuse stèle nestorienne découverte en 1625 à Sanxuen (à proximité de la ville actuelle de Xian), qui relate les 150 premières années de l"histoire du christianisme en Chine. Aujourd"hui exposée au musée de Xian -avec une copie au musée Guimet à Paris-, cette stèle érigée en 781 témoigne de la présence de la chrétienté en Chine dès le début du VIIème siècle. Le chapitre final de l"ouvrage, qui paraît pour la première fois dans cette édition française (faite par Jean Vireau d"après l"édition originale italienne de 1631), relate le martyre de trois pères jésuites au Paraguay en 1628. Ouvrage passionnant, d"une extrême rareté. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De Mari Libero et P[aullus] Merula de Maribus [and two other works]. Ter Meulen et Diermanse 545

      Leiden: Ex Officina Elzevier, 1633. Modern brown calf, light browning, else a very good crisp copy; with the elaborate armorial Stonor bookplate, slightly chipped, on the front pastedown Grotius&#39; first work on international law, "proclaiming, explaining, and in no small measure making the &#39;freedom of the seas&#39;", one of seven editions published during his life, a pretty, pocket-sized Elzevier printing with the engraved title

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        De Florum Cultura Libri IV

      Rome: Stephanus Paulinus, 1633., 1633. small 4to. pp. 5 p.l., 522, [15]index. engraved title & 46 engraved plates, all included in pagination. 2 woodcut initials. contemporary vellum (some light to moderate foxing, some plates & leaves lightly embrowned, small wormholes in spine &#150; spine expertly relined, new endpapers). label on verso of engraved title of the Society of Jesus, Grenoble. First Edition of this beautifully illustrated work on flowers and horticulture, dedicated by the author to Francesco Barberini, Italian cardinal, founder of the celebrated Barberini Library, and librarian of the Vatican. Among the plates are seven fine allegorical engravings by J.F.Greuter, and Claude Mellan, after drawings by Pietro Berettini da Cortona, Guido Reni, and Andrea Sacchi, several showing garden designs (parterres), gardening equipment and vases, and the majority, depicting various species of flowers and floral arrangements, attributed to Anna M.Vaiani. Ferrari was in charge of the luxurious Barberini gardens on the Quirinale in Rome, and his work contains listings, descriptions, and illustrations of the many species of flowers cultivated there including rare exotics: Egyptian papyrus, tulips, irises, peonies, tamarind, passion flowers, jasmines, large &#145;Canadian&#146; strawberries, tuberose, amaryllis, belladona, lilies, roses, &c. The work is also of interest for the information it provides on Italian seventeenth-century taste and method in flower arrangements, on the origin of the Roman custom, which still exists, of making mosaics of flowers for Church festivals, on the fashion for crystallizing flowers in sugar, on the method of distilling essences, which were used as scents and as flavourings for refreshments, and on garden design of the period. Ferrari discusses Francesco Caetani&#146;s method of arranging flowers to create the effect of a coloured carpet at different seasons of the year (the plan on p. 217 shows Caetani&#146;s famous garden near Cisterna), provides illustrations of specimen designs for parterres, and advises following Caetani&#146;s method of keeping carefully drawn-up lists of all bulbs and other plants growing in them. (See Masson, Italian Gardens, London: 1966, pp. 182-84)Hunt I 222. Nissen BBI 620. Pritzel 2877.. 1st Edition.

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        The Herbal or Generall Historie of Plants. Gathered by John Gerarde of London. Master in Chirurgerie. Very Much Enlarged and Amended by Thomas Johnson Citizen and Apothecary of London

      London: Printed by Adam Islip Joice Norton and Richard Whitakers, 1633., 1633. FIRST Thos. JOHNSON EDITION. SECOND EDITION overall. Folio; pp. [xxxviii - no blanks], (erratically numbered as usual 1-30, 29-30, 31-1630), [2], [45], [1] (errata). Without blanks. Illustrated with over 2,600 text woodcuts. Pages 141, 721, 1119, 1207, 1303 trimmed shorter (supplied later); two leaves (Xxx4 and Vvvv3) with ink annotations in a period hand. A few spots of isolated marginal damage, archival repair to bottom fore corner of first page detailing grasses and a couple of marginal ink spots sum up the notable defects, which is otherwise a serviceable copy. Browning to edges and trifling foxing, internally fresh and bright, a couple of isolated spots of soiling. Superbly bound in full contemporary dark brown calf, skilfully rebacked with original spine, later green title label. Shows remarkably well- it being almost impossible these days to put your hands on a copy that doesn&#39;t have the main part of the prelims laid down, lacking, or is wanting the errata leaf. A generally clean copy with beautiful engravings; an important example of the herbalist&#39;s art. This is the first edition enlarged and edited by Thomas Johnson who corrected many of Gerard&#39;s more gullible errors, and improved the accuracy of the illustrations by using Plantin&#39;s woodcut. The Hunt Botanical catalogue, I-223.

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        Les recherches de la France.

      Chez Martin Collet 1633 - - Chez Martin Collet, Paris 1633, In Folio (22x34,4cm), (20) 1019pp. (1) (75), relié. - Nouvelle édition, réimpression de la première édition en dix livres parue en 1621 illustrée d'un portrait par Léonard Gautier et d'une grande vignette aux armes royales. Page de titre en rouge et noir. Impression sur papier fin. Demi veau d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffe de tête élimée. Mors supérieur fendu en tête. Frottements sur les plats. Coins émoussés. Oeuvre encyclopédique et fort célèbre, Les recherches de la France se distinguent entre tous les ouvrages de ce genre par sa radicale nouveauté. Pasquier peut être considéré comme le père de l'histoire moderne, l'Histoire naissant alors comme discipline et s'écartant de la légende et de la littérature. Le chapitre VII, fort différent des autres puisque ceux-là s'attachaient à des recherches sur l'Antiquité de la France, s »intéresse à la formation de la langue française une partie est consacrée à la Pléiade, dont Pasquier fut un des membres. Le chapitre VI s'occupait déjà de l'origine de la poésie française. « Monument unique élévé aux antiquités, les Recherches comportent par leur variété et leur hardiesse, tout ce que pouvait prétendre un érudit du XVIe siècle ». Robert Barroux (archiviste de Paris et historien). (20) 1019pp. (1) (75) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CLAUDII GALENI IN APHORISMOS HIPPOCRATIS

      Lugduni Batavorum, (Leyden) 1633 - Claudii Galeni In Aphorismos Hippocratis commentaria.-- Editio nouissima, à multis. diligenter repurgata ab Adriano Toll.-- Lugduni Batavorum : ex officina Ioannis Maire, 1633 Maire, Jean; Foës, Anuce. In very good shape save for some overall general soiling to the vellum as would be expected and a cracked inner front hinge. There are some handwritten words, perhaps names of previous owners and some tiny notes on the title page.Title-page with small woodcut vignette.BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES: CLAUDIUS GALEN (131-201), was physician to five Roman emperors. He was a teacher, philosopher, pharmacist and leading scientist of his day. During his life he produced five hundred books and treatises on all aspects of medical science and philosophical subjects and his ideas were to formulate many of the scientific beliefs which dominated medical thinking for about 1 500 years. Galen was the great compiler and systemiser of Greco-Roman medicine, physiology, pharmacy and anatomy. Because he displayed a view of God and nature shared by the Christians of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, he was regarded by them as a fellow-Christian. This goes some way to account for the attitude of the Church towards free thinkers such as Paracelsus who challenged Galen's teachings. Galen's influence can be still seen today. The word "galenic" is used to describe drugs and medicines made from vegetable and animal ingredients using prescribed methods. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Q. Curtii Rufi Historiarum libri, accuratissime editi

      ex Officina Elzeviriana, Lugd. Batavorum 1633 - Splendida legatura coeva in marocchino rosso con cornici oro ai piatti. Nervi, ricchi fregi e titolo oro su tassello nero al ds. Dentelle e tagli oro. Carte di guardia marmorizzate con disegni a pettine. Ex libris Biblioteca Wardington . Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione elzeviriana, seconda tiratura. Willems, 381. 12mo (cm. 11,9), 6 cc.nn. (compreso frontis. interamente inciso e un ritratto di Alessandro Magno), 364 pp., 12 cc.nn. Una carta geografica f.t. più volte rip.

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        Nova Virginiae Tabula

      Henry Hondius, Amsterdam 1633 - "The first and most important derivative of John Smith's map of Virginia, originally published in 1612" (Burden) This is derivative 5, state 1, bearing the imprint of Henricus Hondius. Originally issued by Jodocus Hondius from 1618-1629, the map closely follows State 1 of Smith's Virginia of 1612, without longitude and the various names added in Smith's later states. Upon Hondius's death in 1629, Blaeu purchased the plates and the imprint was thereafter changed to reflect the new ownership. Blaeu used the map first in his Atlantic Appendix (1630) and afterwards in virtually every edition of his atlas. This example was issued with Mercator's L'Appendice de l'Atlas , Amsterdam, 1633. "Through the purchase of this plate by William Jansz. Blaeu in 1629 and its subsequent extensive publication for forty-two years, word of the English in Virginia became known throughout Europe. It is slightly larger than its parent, although more attractively engraved. Taken from the first state of Smith, it continues the coastlines where the former left them vague." (Burden 193) The map includes the council scene of Chief Powhatan in the upper left and the British Royal Coat of Arms in the upper right. The British were the first to establish a successful colony on the North American coast in defiance of the Spanish, who felt legally entitled to it, and this represents the moment when English speaking people began to prevail in America. Burden 193; Koeman I:71-5; Verner p. 166. Engraving with hand-colouring. French text. Some minor browning and toning. Skilful repairs to left and right margins.

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