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        Todas las Obras de Don Luis de Gongora en varios poemas. Recogidos por Don Gonzalo de Hozes Cardona, natural de la Ciudad de Cordova

      Madrid, en la Imprenta del Reyno, a costa de Alonso Perez, 1634. 4to.; portada, 14 hojas, 232 folios numerados. Portada reforzada,, con pérdida de el tercio inferior exterior. Ejemplar ligeramente corto en cabeza. Numerosos errores tipográficos de numeración de los folios. Encuadernación moderna en media piel. Según J. Moll : «Las ediciones de Góngora en el Siglo XVII», pp.953, se trata de una edición contrahecha, impresa en Sevilla, 1634, por Manuel de Sande.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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        Dem Vermeerderden Spieghel der Spaensche tierannije geschiet in Westindien.

      Cornelis Lodewijck,, Amsterdam: 1634 - Frontis grabado y 51 folios. 17 grabados a media página.[Junto con:] Johannes Gysius. De Spaensche Tiranÿe. Gheschiet in Neder-Lant. Amsterdam, Cornelis Lodewijck. 4 hojas incluyendo la bella portada grabada, 112 pàginas. 19 grabados a media página. La portada está ligeramente cortada por la parte inferior afectando al pie de imprenta. Las dos obras encuadernadas juntas de época en piel con hierros dorados en lomo y planos. Cortes tintados. Algo gastada de los planos y puntas. 1ª: Palau 46976 nota. Alden 634/41. Sabin 11261. 2ª: Palau 111889. La traducción de La Brevísima relación. es una reedición con los grabados retocados de la edición de 1620, sustituyendo el grabado de la tortura del Cacique por otro con la alegoría de Cristóbal Colon. Este texto va seguido del también clásico de la leyenda negra De Spaensche Tiranÿe, obra que conoció gran éxito en su tiempo, igualmente ilustrado con grabados que representan las supuestas brutalidades de los tercios españoles en los Países Bajos.

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        Rimas humanas y diuinas del licenciado Tome de Burguillos: no sacadas de biblioteca ninguna (que en castellano se llama libreria) sino de papeles de amigos y borradores suyos. Por frey Lope Felix de Vega Carpio.

      en la Imprenta del Reyno: a costa de Alonso Perez ,, Madrid, 1634 - 8 hojas incluyendo un retrato grabado a plena página, 160 folios. Encuadernación moderna en pergamino de protección. Correcto ejemplar aunque con hojas amarronadas por mala calidad del papel, en *3 y M1 una pequeña falta de papel marginal por el mismo motivo sin afectar. Palau 356512. David A. Gomez, (Auto)parodia y renovación en "Las Rimas humanas y divinas de Tomé de Burguillos", Thesaurus 1, 1996. Macarena Cuiñas Gómez, Historia textual del Burguillos, Hesperia, Anuario de filología hispánica X, 2007. Las Rimas de Tomé de Burguillos es un poemario de Lope de Vega publicado en 1634 (entre diciembre de 1634 o primeros meses de 1635 a juzgar por las fechas de sus textos preliminares, que remiten a los meses de agosto, septiembre y noviembre). Se trata del último libro que Lope compuso, revisó para la imprenta y vio publicado en vida, puesto que la muerte le sobrevino el 27 de agosto de 1635.El uso de la palabra rimas en el título es una herencia petrarquista y hace referencia a una variedad de metros y estilos que, sin embargo, responden a una unidad estructural; por lo que respecta al nombre de Tomé de Burquillos, se trata de un álter ego ficticio de Lope que este presenta como autor de las rimas, de las que él solo sería el compilador.Se trata de 179 poemas (la gran mayoría, sonetos, y entre los que se encuentra el poema narrativo La Gatomaquia) que fueron reunidos por Lope en su época de vejez (conocida literariamente como ciclo de senectute), una etapa vital en la que el poeta repasa su existencia, marcada por un amor tardío (Marta de Nevares), por problemas económicos, por su frustración por no ser enteramente reconocido como poeta culto y por dramas personales (muerte de su hijo Lope y fuga con un galán de su hija adolescente Antonia Clara) que le sumen en la tristeza.No todos los poemas del libro fueron escritos en fechas cercanas a la de su publicación, sino que, algunos, lo fueron bastante antes; en todo caso, Lope sometió a este material a una revisión para adecuarlos al estilo general de la obra en la que aparecerían compilados.De acuerdo con el título, y según el contenido, las Rimas se estructuran en dos partes: por un lado, las rimas humanas (poemas de tema profano entre los que se incluyen, además de unos pocos más, 161 sonetos y La Gatomaquia), y, por otro, las rimas divinas (once poemas de tema religioso).En primera instancia, el tono general del poemario es burlesco, con una intención general lúdica, de entretenimiento. Subyace a esto un interés concreto por parodiar o ironizar determinados temas, especialmente las exageraciones y estereotipos frecuentados por dos estilos literarios: el petrarquismo y el gongorismo. En uno y otro caso, el objetivo de Lope es reivindicar un estilo sencillo y natural, con calidad de culto, del que Garcilaso de la Vega sería el mejor ejemplo.

      [Bookseller: Els Llibres del Tirant]
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        Le Miroir d'Astrolgoie Naturel. Traictant de l@i nclination de l'homme, de sa natiuité, de tout les mois de l'année, & de tout ce qu'il petit avoir de bien ou mal. Avec un traicte´ de la complexion et maladie des femmes... Ou est adjouste´ de nouveau la Cognoissance de bonne et mauvaise fortune. Par Sinibal de Spadacine, de Chasteanneuf, Astrologue l'Estat de Milan

      A Paris, Chez Mathurin Biesmon... & en sa Bouticque soubz les Charniers des SS, Innocents au puits Sainct Iean, 1634. Small 8vo (in 4s), 163 x 100 mms., pp. 142 (?of 144), curious woodcut on verso of title-page, two full-page woodcuts of palmistry, and 22 woodcuts in text of astrological months, recently rebound, rather crudely, in quarter vellum, plain boards, ink title on spine; text occasionally just disappears into inner margin, but readable, some restoration of several leaves, a rather fragile text, and lacking the last leaf. Spadacine's work was one of the most popular and accessible of all the early 17th century French books on astrology and fortune-tellling. First published in 1606, it continued to be reprinted in various forms well into the 18th century and often issued in a size to fit a pocket. The present copy is unrecorded, not traced in any library, so it might lack more leaves than one, but the text ends on S3 and one more leaf would complete the gathering as the book is printed in half-sheets. The text, though unfinished, does contain "la cognoissance de bonne & mauvaise fortune," the last item on the title-page description of contents, complete, the last verso being "touchant le jugement."

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books]
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        Praxis et theoricae criminalis, partis primae tomus primus Inquisitionis, accusationis, delictorum & poenarum materiam continens ... Unito: tomus secundus. Carcerum, carceratorum, indiciorum, ac torturae materiam in duos titulos distributam continens

      Lugduni, Iacobi Cardon 1634 2 volumi in 1 In-folio, pp. (4), 358, (40); (4), 378, (54); piena pergamena coeva con nervi e titolo manoscritto al dorso. Bruniture della carta. Foro margine piede per qualche carta. Ultima pagina dell'indice con evidenti segni di piegatura del foglio

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        Respublica et Status Regni Hungariae

      [Leiden] Ex Officina Elzeveriana. 1634. 16mo, 103 x 54 mms., pp. 330 [331 Privilege, 332 blank], including engraved title-page, at head of page [5] headpiece with two birds, and with "anno similiter vigesimo octavo" as last line on p.330, contemporary vellum. A fine copy. The work begins with a description of the kingdom of Hungary, its origin, and the history of its kings, and the establishment of the sovereignty of the Holy Crown. The anonymous author, who seems curiously shy about giving specific dates (there are some, but not many), concludes with a commentary on the political, ecclesiastical, and military establishments in Hungary. Willems 409.

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        Evia et Escia, Scotis Evsdail et Eskdais.

      Amsterdam 1634 - Rare example from Spanish edition of "Theatrum Obis Terrarum" published in 1634. Shows section of Southern Uplands. Willem Blaeu (1571-1638) was a prolific Dutch mapmaker who started one of the most famous map publishing firms of the 17th century. It was at this time that the Dutch controlled the map trade, and their ornate and beautiful maps had immense popularity. Blaeu was instrumental in driving this dominance in his lifetime, and this legacy was continued by his sons. Jan Blaeu collaborated with his father on this plate and several others in this series before taking over the business in 1638. Some chipping along top edge and some small worm holes. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 16.5" x 20.5", page measures 21.5 x 25.75".

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        THE COMPLEAT GENTLEMAN and THE GENTLEMANS EXERCISE. Fashioning him absolute, in the most necessary and commendable Qualities concerning minde or bodie that may be required in a Noble Gentleman

      London, printed for Francis Constable, 1634.. Whereunto is annexed a description of the order of a maine Bataile or Pitched Field, eight severall wayes: with the Art of Limming and other additions, newly enlarged, by Henry Peacham Master of Arts: Sometime of Trinitie Colledge in Cambridge. Includes "The Gentlemans Exercise" Or, An exquisite practise, as well for drawing all manner of Beasts in their true Portraitures: as also the making of all kinds of colours, to be used in Limming, Painting, Tricking and Blazon of Coates and Armes, with divers other most delightfull and pleasurable observations for all young Gentlemen and others. As also Serving for the necessary use and generall benefit of divers Trades-men and Artificers, as namely Painters, Joyners, Free-Masons, Cutters and Carvers, etc. for the farther gracing, beautifying, and garnishing of all their absolute and worthy pieces, either for borders, architects, or columnes, &c. By Henry Peacham Master of Artes, in two books with separate dated (1634) title pages, pagination, and register, 3rd edition 1634. Small 4to, approximately 190 x 135 mm, 7½ x 5¼ inches, LACKS ENGRAVED TITLE in first book and FINAL 2 PAGES of the second book in the Blazoning Armes chapter. Pages: [xii], 153, [8], 154-255, [1]; [8], 160, (should be 163), between pages 153-154 there are 4 leaves of cancels marked signature x, See ESTC No. S114316. The first cancel leaf is numbered 153 on the recto and the last is numbered 154 on the verso, both these pages are duplicates, the rest of the cancel pages are unnumbered, chapter numbers , woodcut arms in text of both parts and a few text illustrations in the second part, bound in full contemporary calf, rebacked, gilt lettered label with gilt decoration above and below, gilt date at bottom of spine, double blind rule to covers, new endpapers, some woodcut head- and tailpieces and decorated intials. Binding rubbed and scuffed, repairs to both corners of lower cover, binding slightly bowed, neat repairs to the top corners of the title page and following 3 pages, no loss of text, the first 3 pages after title page have outer margin neatly repaired, no loss of text, first 2 pages of Chapter 1 have small tear to top corners, no loss of text, A3 bound out of order before A2, title pages slightly dusty, marginal staining to title page and first few pages, 1 stained original endpaper laid down on new paper with the name Robert Walpole written 3 times in old ink on the original paper, some pale staining to lower margins of last 26 pages, not affecting text, 2 pages at end slightly ragged, armorial book-plate on first pastedown of Vice Admiral R. M. Harbord Hamond. A good copy, lacking engraved title and last 2 pages on arms at end of second part as noted. See: A Bibliography of Military Books up to 1642 by Maurice J. D. Cockle, page 100 number 128, Military Observations, instructions in the use of the musket and pike, and in drilling; Bibliotheca Piscatoria, A catalogue of Books on Angling by Westwood and Satchell, page 167, The chapter on fishing does not appear in the first edition, pages 251-255; English Literature 1475-1700 by Carl Pforzheimer, page 799 number 787, listing the first edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        LA VIE DE MESSIRE GASPAR DE COLLIGNY SEIGNEUR DE CHASTILLON, ADMIRAL DE FRANCE. A LAQUELLE SONT ADIOUSTE SE MEMOIRES SUR CE QUISE PASSA AU SIEGE DE S. QUENTIN

      Leyde: Chez Bonaventure & Abraham Elzevier. Very Good+. 1634. First Edition. Hardcover. Full supple morocco red leather. Raised spine bands with gilt title. All edges bright gilt. Inner gilt dentelle by Cape. Text tight, clean & intact. Marbled endpaper. One of the scarcest of the Elzeviers. It was translated from the Latin of Jean de Serres. Fine copy with the Huth bookplate. Ornamental chapter headpiece. Two parts in one volume. #1, 143 pages. #2, 88 pages. Les Choses Qui sont passees durant le siege de S. Quintin. French text. First Elzivier edition of this biography. Exceptional rare copy. ; Chapter Head Pieces; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 231 pages .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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        Historiae Medicaeae libri duo. Res potissimum circa Lacum Larium a Jo. Jacobo Medace gestae. Accedit Galbati Capella: De Bello Mussiano, liber singularu

      Joannis Cnobbari, Antuerpiae 1634 - 16º, 1 retrato, (1) hoj., 161 p. (Seguido de:) Historiae barbaricae. Libri VI. Qui irruptiones barbarorum in Italiam, occassum Imperrii, et res inserum continent. (5) hoj., 149 p., (8) hoj. Pergamino época. Rara edición de estas dos historias cisalpinas, escritas en latín, dedicadas a Giangiacomo Medici sobre el lago Como, consagradas al estudio de la Lombardía durante la época del Impero Romano. La primera edición fue en Lovaina, en 1614, donde el autor ocupó la cátedra de literatura, siguió una en Milán, en 1629, y la presente puede considerarse la tercera. Historia antigua. Italia. Imperio Romano. Ancient history. Italy. Roman Empire.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        Historia delle guerre della Germania inferiore / Di Jeronimo Conestaggio ... ; Diuisa in dieci libri. ; Con la tauola delle cose notabili

      [Leiden : Typographia Erpeniana], Anno M D C XXXIV [1634], 1634. 1st Edition. Physical description [10], 532, [14] p ; 15 cm. (8vo). Notes; The printer's device on the title page is that of the Typographia Erpeniana, which operated from Leiden. This press was owned by the Elzevirs from 1625. -- Cf. Willems. Subject Netherlands - History - Wars of Independence, 1556-1648 - Early works to 1800. Other names Officina Erpeniana. Officina Elzeviriana. Related item - Referenced by: Willems, 399. Provenance; from the library of Hart (Bart.) of Craig Hall with his bookplate. Very good copy bound in contemporary limp vellum over bevelled boards; the title applied in ink (manuscript) to the upper spine. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Russiae, vulgo Moscovia, Pars Australis

      Amsterdam, 1634. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with hand outline. Image measures 15.25" x 20.75". Exquisite map of Russia, centered on Moscow. Beautifully colored and detailed cartouches and coat of arms. Latin text on verso. Willem Blaeu (1571-1638) was a prolific Dutch mapmaker who started one of the most famous map publishing firms of the 17th century. It was at this time that the Dutch controlled the map trade, and their ornate and beautiful maps had immense popularity. Blaeu was instrumental in driving this dominance in his lifetime, and this legacy was continued by his sons. Overall toning, repair to bottom of centerfold. Minor staining along top margin. Full original margins.

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        The Historie of the World, in Five Bookes…

      London: G. Lathum, and R. Young,, 1634. Folio (338 × 216 mm). Contemporary calf, rebacked, red morocco label. Allegorical engraved half-title by Renold Elstrack, dated 1614, explanatory text, "The Minde of the Front" bound facing, portrait of Ralegh to the title page, 6 double-page, copper-engraved maps and 2 similar battle-plans by William Hole, two pedigrees to the text, woodcut head- and tailpieces, historiated initials. A little rubbed at the extremities, free endpapers somewhat creased, light toning, a few paper flaws and splits, no loss, and light damping at the margins, but overall a very good copy. First published 1617. The major literary production of Ralegh's period of imprisonment, "a substantial work, of about a million words, in five books, running from the creation of the world to 146 BC, the time of the second Macedonian war. The first two books are principally, though not wholly, concerned with biblical history, the last three mainly with the story of Greece and Rome" (ODNB). Begun in 1607 and entered in the Stationer's Register in 1611, first publication should have been in 1614, but Ralegh's use of history as a "moral exemplum", one central theme being the "general wickedness of kings and the severity of God's judgement upon them", led to its suppression by the Archbishop of Canterbury as "too sawcie in censuring princes". All copies were seized by the king's agents for his own use. However, the suppression was soon lifted and the Historie was reprinted in 1617, and remained extremely popular with at least 11 editions produced in the seventeenth century.

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        THE COMPLEAT GENTLEMAN and THE GENTLEMANS EXERCISE. Fashioning him absolute, in the most necessary and commendable Qualities concerning minde or bodie that may be required in a Noble Gentleman

      Whereunto is annexed a description of the order of a maine Bataile or Pitched Field, eight severall wayes: with the Art of Limming and other additions, newly enlarged, by Henry Peacham Master of Arts: Sometime of Trinitie Colledge in Cambridge. Includes "The Gentlemans Exercise" Or, An exquisite practise, as well for drawing all manner of Beasts in their true Portraitures: as also the making of all kinds of colours, to be used in Limming, Painting, Tricking and Blazon of Coates and Armes, with divers other most delightfull and pleasurable observations for all young Gentlemen and others. As also Serving for the necessary use and generall benefit of divers Trades-men and Artificers, as namely Painters, Joyners, Free-Masons, Cutters and Carvers, etc. for the farther gracing, beautifying, and garnishing of all their absolute and worthy pieces, either for borders, architects, or columnes, &c. By Henry Peacham Master of Artes, in two parts each with separate dated (1634) title pages, pagination, and register, 3rd edition 1634. Small 4to, approximately 190 x 135 mm, 7½ x 5¼ inches, LACKS ENGRAVED TITLE and LAST 2 PAGES OF THE SECOND PART (Blazoning Armes). Pages: [xii], 153, [8], 154-255, [1]; [8], 160, (should be 163), between pages 153-154 there are 4 leaves of cancels marked signature x, See ESTC No. S114316. The first cancel leaf is numbered 153 on the recto and the last is numbered 154 on the verso, both these pages are duplicates, the rest of the cancel pages are unnumbered, chapter numbers , woodcut arms in text of both parts and a few text illustrations in the second part, bound in full contemporary calf, rebacked, gilt lettered label with gilt decoration above and below, gilt date at bottom of spine, double blind rule to covers, new endpapers, some woodcut head- and tailpieces and decorated intials. Binding rubbed and scuffed, repairs to both corners of lower cover, binding slightly bowed, neat repairs to the top corners of the title page and following 3 pages, no loss of text, the first 3 pages after title page have outer margin neatly repaired, no loss of text, first 2 pages of Chapter 1 have small tear to top corners, no loss of text, A3 bound out of order before A2, title pages slightly dusty, marginal staining to title page and first few pages, 1 stained original endpaper laid down on new paper with the name Robert Walpole written 3 times in old ink on the original paper, some pale staining to lower margins of last 26 pages, not affecting text, 2 pages at end slightly ragged, armorial book-plate on first pastedown of Vice Admiral R. M. Harbord Hamond. A good copy, lacking engraved title and last 2 pages on arms at end of second part as noted. See: A Bibliography of Military Books up to 1642 by Maurice J. D. Cockle, page 100 number 128, Military Observations, instructions in the use of the musket and pike, and in drilling; Bibliotheca Piscatoria, A catalogue of Books on Angling by Westwood and Satchell, page 167, The chapter on fishing does not appear in the first edition, pages 251-255; English Literature 1475-1700 by Carl Pforzheimer, page 799 number 787, listing the first edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Ordering of Bees: Or, The True History of Managing Them From Time to Time, with their Hony and waxe, shewing their nature and Breed

      London. 1634 Cr. 8vo. Half calf, decorated spine, raised bands. Marbled boards, rubbed on corners. Later endpapers. Lower margin close shaved. With an illustrated frontispiece. Title page: printed by Thomas Harper, for John Harison, 1634. Signature of previous owner on title page. Verso blank. Two page: Epistle Dedicatory. Verso blank. Six pages: To the Reader. Three pages: Memory by Gervase Markham. Four pages: Verse. One page: Table of the principal heads contained in this Booke. Three pages: An Alphabetical Table of all the things contained in this Booke. Pp. 71. A Dialogue Concerning the Ordering of Bees. Former owner's signature on this title page and on the last page. With decorative headings. A very good clean copy of this scarce title.

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        Zodiacus Christianus locupletatus seu Signa XII. divin¾ pr¾destinationis Totidem Symbolis explicata / ab Hierem: Drexelio e Societate Iesu.

      Amsterdam: Col. Agrippin¾ : Apud Cornel: ab Egmond, , 1634. Full contemporary calf, simple decoration and in corners at centre of both covers. These decorations were originally in gilt, Recornered . Gutter split before titlepage. An attractive copy in very good condition. In sixes, (53 x 111mm), pp. [ii], 152, [4]. Engraved titlepage and plates by Raphael Sadeler. 11 of 12 plates - the plate illustrating 'Signo II' on pp. 7-8 is missing. Manuscript notes on front and rear free endpaper. 'Dr Wright, Glasgow 1844' inscribed in front free endpaper Delightful little book in Latin in which Jeremias Drexler (a German Jesuit preacher, 1581-1638) explains a Judaeo-Christian zodiac (not the usual astrological twelve signs of the zodiac) and its use in predestination. The book was translated into English, published 1634 (STC 7234.5). The Copac record for this book states: 'Two editions exist with the same t.p. and date but with the text set differently. In this edition, the dedication on A2 begins: "Ill.mo Principi ac Domino, D–o Ioanni". The 'approbatio' on the final leaf is dated 1631. Cornelius ab Egmond was a pseudonym used by the printers Blaeu ...'

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        Sacrum Sanctuarium Crucis et Patientiae Crucifixorum et Cruciferorum, Emblematicis Imaginibus Laborantium et Aegrotantium Ornatum: Artifices Gloriosi Novae Artis Bene Vivendi et Moriendi

      Antverpiae, Ex Officina Plantiniana Balthasaris Moreti., 1634. Very good. Bound in contemporaneous full calf with gilt tooling to spine and gilt frame to boards. Calf somewhat scuffed around the edges. Joints cracked. Page edges red. Internally the book is very good. Hinges cracked and mild toning throughout. There is a little ink quill writing to the top corner of the free front endpaper and also to the top corner of the half-title page, but both are very small and faded. The text block is tight and the engravings are superb throughout. [20] 674pp [20].. First and only printing. . Hard. 8vo. 8 1/2". . Very good.

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        INSECTORVM SIVE MINIMORUM ANIMALIUM THEATRVM

      Londini: Ex Officina typographica Thom. Cotes, 1634. FIRST EDITION, First Issue. Hardcover. First Book on Insects Published in England, The Very Fresh Haskell Norman Copy. 298 x 194 mm (11 3/4 x 7 5/8"). 10 p.l., 326 (i.e., 316) pp., [2] leaves. FIRST EDITION, First Issue. Contemporary sprinkled calf, carefully rebacked (in sheep), new (but convincing) spine label. Large woodcut beehive on title page surrounded on three sides by various insects, large and small entomological woodcuts in the text, including four full pages at the end, in all, A TOTAL OF 598 WOODCUT IMAGES OF INSECTS IN THE TEXT. Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of Rolle and notes in an old hand, first endpaper with the bookplate of H. F. Norman, M.D. (see below). Norman 1528 (the present copy); Nissen 2852; Garrison-Morton 288; STC 17993. Spine a little scuffed, minor abrasions on covers, slight wear to corners, but the binding solidly restored and perfectly satisfactory. Title leaf with neatly mended arching tear (just reaching into the imprint, without loss), leaves with just a breath of browning at edges, but IN FINE CONDITION INTERNALLY, the text especially fresh and clean. This is the first state of the first edition of a pioneering entomological work--the first book on insects published in England--offered here in a copy with fine provenance. Garrison-Morton says that our copiously illustrated volume, based on Moffett's extensive travels, "was the best work of its kind and it set a new standard of accuracy in the study of the invertebrates." As Norman indicates, the book is a careful and thorough study that "systematically analyzed the habits, habitat, breeding and economic importance of insects." The work had a convoluted genesis. It originated with an unfinished study by Conrad Genser (1516-65), after whose death his assistant Thomas Penny (died 1589) fleshed the work out with his own observations, along with material from the notes of Edward Wotton (1492-1555). But like Genser, Penny died before his work could be published. Moffett, Penny's neighbor and close friend, acquired the manuscript and further added to it, but again death intervened, and it was not until Sir Theodore Mayerne (1573-1655) bought it from Moffett's apothecary that the work saw the light of day. Thomas Moffett (or "Moffet," 1553-1604) was educated at Cambridge and in Basel, where he took a degree in medicine. He journeyed to Italy, Spain, Germany, and Denmark, making careful notes on the local insects as he travelled. He established a medical practice in Ipswich and London and served as physician to Queen Elizabeth's forces in Normandy in 1591. A friend of Sir Francis Drake and the earl of Pembroke, Moffett authored medical and entomological works, including a poem on the silkworm. Our copy is from the celebrated library of the physician and bibliophile Haskell F. Norman, whose books are known for their fine condition (books with the "Rolle" bookplate seen here are equally renowned for being well preserved). Although woodcut illustrations were chosen instead of copper engravings in order to save money, they have a charm and suitability for their subject here that would be absent, had the other method of illustration been selected.

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        Anales cronológicos del mundo, del abad de Monte-Aragón, el Dotor Don Martín Carrillo. Añádese a esta segunda impresión en diversas partes Adiciones, Más se añaden los años 1621 hasta 1630

      En Zaragoza, en el Hospital Real y General de Nuestra Señora de Gracia, a costa de Pedro Escuer, 1634 - Folio, [12]+525+[1] f, pergamino de época rotulado en lomo, resto de cierres de cuerda, ENCUADERNACIÓN SEMISUELTA, PERO EN BUEN ESTADO. Ejemplar fatigado: leves huellas de humedad en primeras hojas y posteriormente de forma esporádica, papel tostado, bordes arrugados y con leves rasgaduras en primeras y últimas hojas. Texto enmarcado, escudo de editor en portada. NO INCLUYE FRONTIS CALCOGRÁFICO MENCIONADO POR PALAU. 2ª edición, después de la de 1622

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        Sacrum Sanctuarium Crucis et Patientiae Crucifixorum et Cruciferorum, Emblematicis Imaginibus Laborantium et Aegrotantium Ornatum: Artifices Gloriosi Novae Artis Bene Vivendi et Moriendi

      Antverpiae, Ex Officina Plantiniana Balthasaris Moreti. 1634 - Very good. Bound in contemporaneous full calf with gilt tooling to spine and gilt frame to boards. Calf somewhat scuffed around the edges. Joints cracked. Page edges red. Internally the book is very good. Hinges cracked and mild toning throughout. There is a little ink quill writing to the top corner of the free front endpaper and also to the top corner of the half-title page, but both are very small and faded. The text block is tight and the engravings are superb throughout. [20] 674pp [20]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gioco del Ponte a Pisa

      Acquaforte, 1634, firmata e datata in lastra in basso a destra. Da un soggetto di Stefano della Bella. Esemplare nel primo stato di tre, avanti l?indirizzo di De Rossi e la data 1649. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva, rifilata al rame, tracce di colla al verso e di una piega di carta verticale, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Nato a Firenze nel 1610, Anton Francesco Lucini si forma nello stimolante ambiente artistico della città toscana. Lucini diviene allievo dell'affermato incisore francese Jacques Callot, che in quegli anni è attivo in Toscana sotto la protezione di Cristina di Lorena. Negli stessi anni Lucini frequenta e collabora con il coetaneo Stefano della Bella di cui imita lo stile e il repertorio tematico. In questo periodo, Lucini lavora soprattutto su disegni di altri, alternando l'illustrazione di libri a quella di stampe. Si possono ricordare la serie di incisioni intitolata Disegni della guerra, assedio dell'armata turchesca all'Isola di Malta l'anno MDXLV che raccontano l'assedio di Malta del 1565 ad opera delle truppe turche di Solimano il Magnifico, sedici acqueforti pubblicate a Bologna nel 1631 e tratte dagli affreschi di Matteo Perez d'Aleccio conservati nella Sala di San Michele e San Giorgio, conosciuta anche come Sala del Trono, nel Palazzo del Gran Maestro a La Valletta. Mentre è del 1634 Il gioco del Ponte di Pisa pubblicato a Roma e realizzato da Lucini su disegno dell'amico e concittadino Stefano della Bella. Intorno al 1624 Lucini viene incaricato dal cartografo e navigatore inglese Robert Dudley, che dal 1605 vive a Firenze e presta servizio come consigliere navale per il Granducato di Toscana, di realizzare l'atlante marino Dell'Arcano del Mare, il primo che copra tutto il mondo fino ad allora conosciuto. Lucini impiega ben dodici lunghi per portare a termine le incisioni di questa opera monumentale. In questo lungo lasso di tempo, Lucini realizza le tavole degli strumenti scientifici inventati da Robert Dudley per le sue navigazioni e le carte nautiche del secondo e del sesto libro, caratterizzate da una grande eleganza in chiave barocca e da una incisione di estrema chiarezza e nitidezza. Le carte nautiche vengono incluse nella prima edizione del 1646 pubblicata a Firenze e nella seconda edizione del 1661, pubblicata sempre a Firenze in due volumi. Una delle più belle ed importanti vedute della città, la prima stampa raffigurante il gioco del ponte a Pisa. Raro primo stato dell?opera. Bibliografia: Pisa e il suo territorio, p. 35, 18 I/III.

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        Gesù di Emmaus

      Acquaforte e puntasecca, 1634, firmata e datata in lastra in basso al centro. Stato Unico. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, comunque databile al XVII secolo, con sottili marini, minima abrasione sul lato sinistro, per il resto in perfetto stato di conservazione. L?opera descrive il momento in cui Gesù spezza il pane e lo porge ai due discepoli. L?incisione, viene descritta fa Nowell Ustike come rara, ipotizzando la presenza di circa 75/125 esemplari esistenti. Bibliografia: BB 34-K; Nowell Ustike 88; White-Boon 88. Dimensioni 74x104.

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        Esequie del serenissimo principe Francesco. Celebrate in Fiorenza dal serenissimo Ferdinando II granduca di Toscana suo fratello, nell'insigne Collegiata di S. Lorenzo. Il di' 30 d'agosto 1634. Descritte da Andrea Cavalcanti.

      In Fiorenza, per Gio. Batista Landini, 1634, in-4, leg. in piena pergamena antica (sguardie in carta antica, ma non originali), pp. 52. Con un ritratto e una tav. raffigurante l'interno della chiesa con il catafalco f.t.; 8 calcografie di emblemi, di grande forza espressiva, n.t.: il tutto finemente inciso in rame da Stefano Della Bella. Qualche lieve alone, strappetto restaurato (senza perdite) al front., ritratto leggermente più corto di margini. Senz'altro buon esemplare di questo famoso libro. Mario Praz "Studies in Seventeenth-Century Imagery" p. 302. D. Moreni, Bibliografia storico ragionata della Toscana, I, p. 233. P. Hofer, Baroque Book Illustration p. 71, n. 34.

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        Opuscula duo singularia. I. De Nuce Medica. II. De Hemerobio sive Ephemero Insecto, & Majali Verme. /De Cocco Maldivensi. I. Opusculum in quo medici, physici, historici, politici, critici, exercitium suum invenient.

      Amsterdam, J. Charpentier, 1634. 4to (195 x 155mm). pp. (38), 103, (3), with large woodcuts on 3 titles and several woodcuts of plants and insects in the text. Recent half vellum, gilt lettered spine. Augurius Cluyt (1578-1636) was a Dutch physician. The above works deal among others with Ephemeroptera, or Mayflies of which the adults are short lived. He had close contacts with the Leyden Botanical Garden and Boerhave in view of his merits called plant genus 'Clutia' after him. Provenance: Circular old stamp of 'Linnaean Society' on 2 leaves. Horn-Schenkling 3695.

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        The Feminine Monarchie or The Historie of Bees: [3rd Ed.].;

      London, printed by William Turner for the author, 1634.. HARDBACK, new quarter-calf with boards, gilt lettering and raised bands on spine, frontispiece on verso of title-page, pages: [xiv}, 182, many illus., 135mm x 189mm (5.25" x 7.5"), corners lightly bumped, covers lightly marked, some light pencilled lines, title-page and frontispiece browned, marked and repaired with some losses at edges, some marginal browning and small tear repaired on dedication page, some occasional marginal light marks, otherwise a very fine copy internally. "This is the greatest early British Bee Book" - British Bee Books No. 18. Very Scarce. From the S. A. Baldwin Bee Library.

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        Praxis et theoricae criminalis, partis primae tomus primus Inquisitionis, accusationis, delictorum & poenarum materiam continens ... Unito: tomus secundus. Carcerum, carceratorum, indiciorum, ac torturae materiam in duos titulos distributam continens

      Lugduni, Iacobi Cardon 1634 2 volumi in 1 In-folio, pp. (4), 358, (40); (4), 378, (54); piena pergamena coeva con nervi e titolo manoscritto al dorso. Bruniture della carta. Foro margine piede per qualche carta. Ultima pagina dell'indice con evidenti segni di piegatura del foglio

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        Memoria Luctuosa divi Gustavi Adolphi, Magni Svecorum, Gothorum, Vandalorumq; regis semper augusti: Qui pro religione, patria, et Germaniae libertate fortißime pugnans, occubit in praelio Lutzensi VI.

      Novemb. an M.DC.XXXII, celebrata Stokholmiae in illustri equesttis ordinis collegio 30. die Junij, sexto post regias exequias, anno 1634. à Magno Gabriele De La Gardie comite de Lecköö. Stockholm, Henricus Caesar, 1635. Folio. (28) s. Titelbladet med graverad vinjett i form av svenska riksvapnet samt med typografiskt ramtryck. Reva överst i titelbladets inre marginal. Genomgående fläck i övre marginalen. Några blyertsförstrykningar i marginalerna. Häftad i gråpappersryggremsa. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Warmholtz 3879. Hyllningstal hållet på Riddarhuset av den endast 22-årige Magnus Gabriel de la Gardie, och det första tryckta arbetet av honom. Den tidigt högt bildade Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie höll under 1630-talet ett flertal latinska orationer

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        Copia de una Carta que escrivio el Padre Tomas de Barros de la Compañía de Jesus en Junio de 622 al Padre General, en que declara lo que los de la Compañía hizieron en el Imperio de Etiopia, en el dicho año de 622

      N.d. [c1622]. N.p. [Madrid]. In folio (289 mm x 187 mm). 6 ff [9-14, complete]. Possibly early 20th century, half straight-grain-morocco, spine lettered in gilt, gently rubbed fine. A very clean copy only lightly browned, excellent. First edition. The 16th century was certainly the Age of Discovery, and the Jesuit Missions represent often the best sources of information of the places where they had a presence. c1600, the Portuguese, arguably in an effort to prevent Ottoman expansion, established a colony in Ethiopia; following this events, the Emperor Susenyos converted to Catholicism, favoring a Jesuit presence in the region. This presence was to be abruptly interrupted in 1634 following the abdication of Emperor Susenyos and rise of Fasiladas, who objected the reformations and the Jesuits. The letter is dated July 27, [1]622. Barros (1591 ? 1658) joined the order in 1610 in India, he was a teacher of humanities and philosophy; however, he is more known by his position as a Superior in Mogor and Tibet which granted him access to most available sources of information. The author relates the Residences at Gorgorá, Colelá and Fremoná, the Mission of Ancaxa and ends with a copy of the letter of Emperor Seltan Cegued. This letters were the ?newspapers? of their time, carrying news and relations and informing of the progresses achieved by the Order. Subsequently, they became the source of the informational power that characterized the Societas Iesu. Not in Palau (only mentioning a 1624 Barcelona edition). Sommervogel I, 928. OCLC records no copies.

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        SACRUM ORATORIUM PIARUM IMAGINUM IMMACULATAE MARIAE ET ANINAE CREATAE AC BAPTISMO, POENITENTIA, ET EUCHARISTIA INNOVATAE: ARS NOVA BENE VIVENDI ET MORIENDI,

      Antwerp: Ex Officina Plantiniana Balthasaris Moreti, 1634. All quite sound, the boards with wear and exposed corners, contents clean with staining to top edge of a few leaves. First edition 4to. [xx], 769p, [x]. Half-title in red and black, engraved title-page, 42 copperplate emblems, 15 numbered copperplate emblems of the heart, 3 vignettes, printer's woodcut device to final leaf, decorated initials and cul-de-lampes. Each emblem with a caption, a motto engraved and a quotation from the Book of Psalms. & Bound in full contemporary mottled calf, the spine with gilt title and gilt floral panel ornaments, marbled endpapers, text block edges stained red. Rebacked retaining the original spine With the bookplate of Ramsgate Monsaterii-Abbey.& Campa FB1; Landwehr 63; Brunet I, 955; Graesse I, 433.

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        Somatographia anthropine (romanized form)] Or a Description of the Body of Man. With the Practise of Chirurgery, and the use of three and fifty Instruments. By Artificiall Figures representing the members, & fit termes expressing the same. Set forth .....

      Printed by Tho. Cotes : and are to be sold by Michael Sparke at the blew Bible in Greene Arbor 1634. .......either to pleasure or to profit those who are addicted to this Study. Second part has sep. t.-p.: "An explanation of the fashion and use of three and fifty instruments of chirurgery. Gathered out of Ambrosius Pareus the famous French Chirurgion, and done into English for the behoofe of young Practitioners in Chirurgery by H.C. [i.e. Helkiah Crooke]" [3], 154 leaves & [6], 117 [1, contents] pp. Lacks the initial blank. The signature numbers run from the first through the second work. The numbering of the leaves in the first work is a little haphazard, and the second work is pages rather than leaves. Rebound in 1958, the binders letter with the books states 'This book requires washing, mending and resizing. I should then bind in medium brown Goatskin (first grade). As near as possible to original binding (early 17th century). Price £7 15/-' A nice job he has done too. The edges of the first and last leaves have been re-enforced, and a tear to the title page has been repaired - there is also a previous owner's name at the top of the title page, dated 1827. The Goatskin has attractive blind decoartion, including a diamond pattern panel marked off in the centre of the boards. He has also attached a pair of brass clasps attached to morocco tabs. A very pleasing copy of a scarce book. Woodcuts thoughout, to the rectos of most leaves of the first work.

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        Citt? Antichissima in Toscana Metropoli.

      Roma, 1634 (con licenza de Superiori e Privil. del Somo Pont". Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n, cm 19,3 x 27,6 (alla lastra). Delineta da Piero Berrettini cortonese e disegnata da Giacomo Lauro Romano. In alto a sinistra stemma mediceo a sei palle; altri stemmi poco pi? in basso, sulla destra del foglio; legenda a quarantanove voci in due riquadri sempre sulla destra, nella parte bassa; in lastra in basso a sinistra, "I. Lauro Romano f. 1694"; poco pi? a destra "Piero Berettini Cortonese delin.". Il nome di Piero Berettini si riferisce a Pietro da Cortona, nato appunto come Pietro Berrettini (Cortona, 1569 - Roma, 1669), celebre pittore e architetto italiano. Non si conosce la data di nascita del Lauro, attivo prevalentemente in ambito romano come incisore, stampatore e conoscitore di antichit? tra il 1583 e il 1645. Il fatto che egli firmasse le sue opere come "Jacobus Laurus Romanus" lascia presumere che fosse originario di Roma e, al contempo, rende improbabile l'ipotesi di una possibile provenienza dai Paesi Bassi (Bertolotti, p. 221). Nulla si conosce della sua formazione. La prima testimonianza documentaria che attesta la sua presenza a Roma, in cui ? definito "intagliatore di rame romano", risale al 1583; mentre la sua prima stampa conosciuta ? un"Tiberio con la daga" (o "Il gladiatore"), pubblicata da C. Duchet nel 1585. Nonostante il Lauro abbia affrontato tematiche storiche, mitologiche e devozionali, ? noto soprattutto per la produzione di piante e vedute di citt?, a cominciare dalla veduta a volo d'uccello di Rocca Contrada (Arcevia), realizzata nel 1594 su disegno di E. Ramazzani (Anselmi). Nel 1599, basandosi su un disegno di Antonio Tempesta, incise e pubblic? una pianta di Roma, ristampata nel 1630, dal titolo "Septem Urbis ecclesiae cum earum reliquiis stationibus et indulgentiis". Negli anni 1630 - '45 il Lauro si dedic? alla pubblicazione di una serie di piante e descrizioni di citt? italiane e straniere in forma di piccoli opuscoli, alcuni dei quali furono raccolti nel 1639 sotto il titolo di "Heroico splendore delle citt? del mondo". In ognuno di essi il frontespizio ? seguito dalla dedica a un personaggio illustre, dalla pianta corredata di legenda, spesso derivata dall'opera di predecessori, e infine da una breve descrizione della citt?. Nell'opuscolo intitolato "Historia dell'antichissima citt? di Cortona in Toscana" del 1639 (Roma, Lodovico Grignani) la pianta della citt?, datata 1634, reca, oltre alla firma del Lauro, quella di Pietro da Cortona (vedi anche rist. anast., 1981, con il titolo "Dell'origine della citt? di Cortona in Toscana e sue antichit?"). La data di morte del Lauro non ? nota. Egli risulta gi? deceduto nel 1650, quando il teologo S. Gregorowic scriveva al figlio Michele per esprimergli stima e affetto (Ashby, I, p. 365). Rara veduta planimetrica di Cortona.,Margini un po' stretti oltre la battuta, due maccie sul alto sinistro del foglio, peraltro in bella impressione e in assai buono stato di conservazione.

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        En nyttigh bok/ om konnunga styrilse och höfdinga/ fordom för någre hundrade åhr/ af en förståndigh swensk man skrifvin/ock nu nyliga framkommen/ och utaf framlidhne salighe hoos gudi martyren/ höglofligh hos oss uthi hele christenhetenne i åminnelse.

      Den stormechtigheste högborne förste och herre h. Gustaf Adolf den andre och store/ Swerikes/ Göthes o[c]h Wendes konung/ storförste til Finland/ hertigh uthi Estland och Carelen/ herre utöfuer Ingermanland/ &c. fordom alles wår nådigeste konung/ &c. först öfwerläsin/ och efter h.k. m:tz nådige befalning/ strax ord från ord trykt blifvin/ och sedan imedlertijdh medh torftige register förbettrad/ och nu publicerat. (Uppsala, E. Mattsson), 1634. 4:o. (12),87,(1 blank,40) s. Enkelt nött hfrbd renoverat vid 1800-talets mitt med röd titeletikett i skinn. Titelbladet med svag fläck, litet skrapmärke i ramverket och i texten med förlust av en bokstav. Första och sista sidan förstärkta i inre marginalen. Fuktrand i nedre marginalen på s. (3) och missfärgningar på s. 1. De fyra avslutande bladen småfläckiga och med stor men svag fuktrand. Pärmens insida med raderad stpl, Carl Gethes namnteckning daterad 1858 och Kurt Winbergs exlibris. Ex. med breda marginaler ur Gustaf Bernströms bibliotek och med dennes anteckning "coll. cat".. Collijn 461-62. Utgiven av Johannes Bureus. "Konnunga styrilse" är en uppfostringslära för en ung kung skriven under svensk medeltid. Den kan vara författad för Magnus Eriksson ca 1330. Författaren är okänd, men troligen är verket en bearbetning av den italienske teologen och författaren Colonnas "De regimine principum" som var avsedd för Filip den sköne av Frankrike. Manuskriptet kom i Bureus händer via Johan Skytte och det stammar sannolikt ursprungligen från Vadstena kloster. Bureus hade redan 1624 arbetet färdigt för utgivning och Gustav II Adolf hade tankar på att anbefalla det för skolbruk. Det manuskript som Bureus använde sig av är i dag försvunnet och i äldre tid ifrågasattes arbetets äkthet. I och med fyndet av det s.k. "Vadstenafragmentet" i Helsingfors senatsarkiv 1867 har dock verkets äkthet bestyrkts. Schück har kallat Bureus utgåva "vår första egentliga textedition". Även om texten bygger på utländska förlagor är den både språkligt och innehållsmässigt en mycket lyckad och självständigt hållen bearbetning. En ny upplaga utkom 1650 och en ny edition utgavs av Schefferus 1669

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        Verovering vande silver-vloot inde bay Matanca.

      Amsterdam, 1634. Engraving 16 x 8.5in with wide margins in very fine condition. View of the taking of the Spanish treasure fleet by the Dutch in Matanzas Bay, Cuba. Inset portrait views of the Dutch commanders, Piet Heyn and Hendrick Lonq also inset map of Cuba and Jamaica.

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        De Arte Bene Moriendi: libri duo

      Coloni Agrippin but Amsterdam Apud Cornelium ab Edmond i.e. G. J. Blaeu Coloniæ Agrippinæ [but Amsterdam] Apud Cornelium ab Edmond [i.e. G. J. Blaeu], 1634. 12mo. 4 7/16 x 2 inches), contemporary burgundy morocco with a series of triple gilt fillet borders forming an inner panel with a coat of arms in the center; spine with four raised bands, gilt tooling and titling. Board edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles; a.e.g A characteristic 17th century Dutch book (with its false Cologne imprint) opens with an historiated engraved title-page featuring an elegantly dressed man facing a draped skeleton holding a scythe; in the lower compartment is an angel resting one arm on a skull, with a broken hourglass and some flowers. On the verso of A2 there is a portrait of the Cardinal, facing the first page of text. Another engraving (A8 verso) depicts what must be a wake, with people eating and drinking, while in the background an angel leads a figure towards Heaven. The author of this contemplative work was a distinguished theologian, writer, and cardinal, born at Montepulciano, 4 October, 1542; died 17 September, 1621. It was first published in 1620, and editions appeared in several languages into the eighteenth century. In addition to his writings on a variety of subjects, he became involved with the early stages of the Galileo case, and when the Holy Office condemned the heliocentric theory it became Bellarmine's official duty to signify the condemnation to Galileo and receive his submission. Cardinal Robert Bellarmine stood, at the time of Galileo's first published writing on the subject of Copernicanism, as the Church's chief guardian against deviationists and its chief defender of orthodoxy.  Bellarmine had waged many battles on behalf of papal power.  He sought to create a papal superstate guided by the decisions of the Council of Trent.  Bellarmine attacked anti-Catholic laws in England, angering English leaders--many of whom accused him of responsibility for the infamous "Gunpowder Plot" to blow up Parliament.  In 1600, he framed the decision that brought Giordano Bruno, convicted heretic, to his death by fire at the stake. Bellarmine took on few of the splendid trappings that usually accompanied life as a cardinal.  He lived a prayerful and ascetic lifestyle.  Although noted for his candor and temper, Bellarmine also could be easygoing and even childlike.  One historian notes that he was famous for his "lighthearted punning." This work, written during one of his last annual retreats, is divided into two books, the second of which begins with a full-page engraving (K7 verso), showing a man in his bed surrounded by family and church preparing to die peacefully. The art of dying well has been the subject of prints and books since the middle ages, and people have always looked to the church for guidance. A very nice copy of an uncommon book. The Art of Dying Well

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        Nebulo nebulonum hoc est: Loco-seria vernaculae nequitiae censura, carmine iambico depicta tipisque exornata aeneis

      Leovardiae i.e. Leeuwarden: J. Coopmans 1634 [Leovardiae, i.e. Leeuwarden]: J. Coopmans, 1634. (EMBLEM BOOK) Second edition of the translation by Flitner of Murner's Der Schelmen Zunfft (1512). Small 8vo. With engraved title and 33 half-page engravings. 183 pp. Full citron morocco, spine gilt, black morocco label, a.e.g. Huth book label; bookplate of Fairfax of Cameron. Slightest rubbing to extermities. Fine. Landwehr (Emblem & Fable Books) 235 & 236 . Second edition of this Renaissance emblem book, first published in Frankfurt in 1620. Flitner's Latin text, from the 1512 German satire of Thomas Murner (1475 - 1537), Der Schelmen Zunfft ("The League of Rogues"), is accompanied by 33 delightful engravings in the text. A superb copy -- rare in the market -- with an impressive provenance

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