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        Mineralogia, sive Naturalis philosophiae thesauri......

      Lyon: J. & P. Prost, 1636. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Mineralogia, sive Natvralis philosophiae thesauri, in qvibvs metallicae concretionis medicatorúmque fossilium miracula, terrarum pretium, colorum & pigmentorum apparatus concretorum succorum virtus lapidum atque gemmarum dignitas continentur. Lyon: J. & P. Prost, 1636. Folio (360x230 mm), [16], 626, [70] pp. Contemporary flexible vellum, title lettered in manuscript on spine. Half-title, title printed in red and black with engraved vignette, paper repairs to fore margin of first 3 leaves, not affecting text block. Woodcut initials, head and tail pieces. Library stamps on dedication page, first page, 8pp of text and 58 pp. of index (not affecting text). Stamp from "Escuela de Ingenieros" dates 1882, discharged. Old repair to the lower tip of p.115, worm tracks on pp 304-350, last 6 pages of index with unobtrusive paper repairs to lower corner, light foxing, occasional contemporary manuscript annotations in text and to title-page. Very good condition, collated complete. ----Bibl. Dt. Mus., Libri rari 67; Roller-G. I, 219; Hoover 214; Sinkankas 1221; Thorndike VII, 254-57. - First edition, second printing, with the dedication to Charles de Neufville (see Sinkankas). Bernard Cesi (Caesius) was born in Modena of a noble family. He entered the Jesuit order in 1599. He was attached to the court of Francis I, of the House of Este, Duke of Modena and Reggio from 1610 to 1658, when he died of the plague in Modena.The "Mineralogia" is a large compilation of mineralogical knowledge, with much on paleontological specimens as then known, and also on gemstones... Apparently he is the first author to employ the term 'mineralogy'... The text, in five books, treats mineralogy in general, the earths, petrified juices (salts, organics), stones, gems, and metals (Sinkankas). Near Fine....

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        Gemmarum et lapidum historia. Commentariis et melioribusque figuris illustravit ...

      Leyden: A. Toll, 1636. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (179 x 111 mm). [8], 576, [22] pp., including over 40 woodcuts of gem stones, minerals etc. in text, 2 folding tables. Contemporary vellum, spine titled in script. Provenance: DuBouches (inscription on title-page, dated 1645), Museum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris (ink stamp to title-page). Little browning and spotting to text. Good copy. ----Sinkansas 779; Hoover 146; Wellcome I, 981; Graesse I, 493; Brunet I, 11 08. Second edition. "This celebrated encyclopedic work, by far the most thorough and complete up to date, easily surpasses Bacci, Marbod, and Leonardus in quantity and quality of information; it is further distinguished by its intimate knowledge of the art of the lapidary and must therefore be regarded as the first treatise to offer more than the briefest of views of gem cutting" (Sinkankas 778, about the first edition from 1609). This edition was revised and enlarged by Adrian Toll, professor of medicine at Leyden. Many of the woodcuts were improved, and several of them appeared here for the first time. The extensive index of twenty pages allowed ready access to Boodt's magnificent treatise. Very Good.

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        Mare Clausem seu de Dominio Maris Libri Duo [with] Boxhorn, Apologia Pro navigationibus Hollandorum [with] Tractatus Mutui Commercii & navigationis inter Henricum VII [Intercursus Magnus of 1496] [etc.]. S.T.C. 22176; Ter Meulen et Diermanse 57

      Iuxta Exemplar Will. Stanesbeii pro Richardo Meighen [false]. An early edition of Selden's signal contribution to international law, for which he became known as the "English Grotius"; the import of this edition was proscribed by Royal proclamation, the two appended works conflicting with Selden's thesis. Modern calf, light browning, else a very good copy; two engraved maps, two full page woodcuts and other illustrations, the Taussig copy. Iuxta Exemplar Will. Stanesbeii pro Richardo Meighen [false], London [Amsterdam?], 1636.

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        Irlandiae Regnum.

      Gerardum Mercatorum,, 1636. Amsterdam, Gerardum Mercatorum, 1636. Original handcoloured engraving. The engraving (the plate) itself 41.5 cm wide x 33.5 cm high. Mounted: c. 60 cm wide x 53 cm high. Later Edition without Mercators signature in the plate. Original oblong Map with irelands north directed to the west. Unusually excellent condition with decorative title cartouche. Gerardus Mercator (born 5 March 1512 in Rupelmonde, County of Flanders (in modern Belgium), died 2 December 1594 in Duisburg, United Duchies of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, (modern-day Germany)) was a cartographer, philosopher and mathematician. He is best known for his work in cartography, in particular the world map of 1569 based on a new projection which represented sailing courses of constant bearing as straight lines. He was the first to use the term "atlas" for a collection of maps. (Wikipedia)

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        Comitatus Lageniae - The Countie of Leinster.

      Janssonius,, 1636. Amsterdam, Janssonius, 1636. Original, hand-coloured engraving. The engraving (the plate) itself 50 cm x 38.5 cm. Mounted: c. 69 cm x 58 cm Original Map with beautifully coloured cartouche and border-colours. Differing Mileage-scale shown in "Milliaria Hibernica" and "Milliaria Anglica" . Johannes Janssonius (1588, Arnhem ? buried July 11, 1664, Amsterdam) (born Jan Janszoon, in English often incorrect Jan Jansson) was a Dutch cartographer and publisher who lived and worked in Amsterdam in the 17th century.nnJanssonius was born in Arnhem, the son of Jan Janszoon the Elder, a publisher and bookseller. In 1612 he married Elisabeth de Hondt, the daughter of Jodocus Hondius. He produced his first maps in 1616 of France and Italy. In 1623 Janssonius owned a bookstore in Frankfurt am Main, later also in Danzig, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Königsberg, Geneva and Lyon. Elisabeth Hondius died in 1627 and he remarried one Elisabeth Carlier in 1629. In the 1630s he formed a partnership with his brother in law Henricus Hondius, and together they published atlases as Mercator/Hondius/Janssonius. Under the leadership of Janssonius the Hondius Atlas was steadily enlarged. Renamed Atlas Novus, it had three volumes in 1638, one fully dedicated to Italy. 1646 a fourth volume came out with "English County Maps", a year after a similar issue by Willem Blaeu. Janssonius' maps are similar to those of Blaeu, and he is often accused of copying from his rival, but many of his maps predate those of Blaeu and/or covered different regions. By 1660, at which point the atlas bore the appropriate name "Atlas Major", there were 11 volumes, containing the work of about a hundred credited authors and engravers. It included a description of "most of the cities of the world" (Townatlas), of the waterworld (Atlas Maritimus in 33 maps), and of the Ancient World (60 maps). The eleventh volume was the Atlas of the Heavens by Andreas Cellarius. Editions were printed in Dutch, Latin, French, and a few times in German. After Janssonius's death, the publishing company was continued by his son-in law, Johannes van Waesbergen. The London bookseller Moses Pitt attempted publication of the Atlas Major in English, but ran out of resources after the fourth volume in 1683. (Wikipedia)

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        P.[UBLII] VIRGILII MARONIS OPERA; nunc emendatoria.

      Leiden Elzevier 1636 - 2 (w) Bll; 20 Bll. (incl. gest. Titel); 411 S; 1 gef. u. gest. Kte; 21 Bll. (Index); 3 (w) Bll. Späterer, ehemals sehr dekorativer Lederband. (13 x 7,7 cm, bzw. 12,4 x 6,9 cm; Buchblock: 1,8 cm) 12°. Bérard S. 70 ("Cette édition a eté revue par Daniel Heinsius, qui l'a dédiée à Nicolas Heinsius son fils; elle est précédée de la vie de Virgile par Tib. Cl. Donat. Les Elzévirs l'ont réimprimée sous la même date; mail il est aisé de reconnaître l'édition originale à un fragment de lettre à Auguste qui précède les Bucoliques, et à une dédicace qui est en tête de l'Énéide, lesquels y sont imprimés en rouge, tandis qu'ils sont en noir dans la réimpression. Ce volume est un des plus rares et des mieux imprimés de la collection des Elzévirs, mais il est peu correct."). Pieters 188 auf S. 122 ("Il y a deux réimpressions sous la même date, qui se reconaissent au fragment de l'Épitre à Auguste, à la dernière page des liminaires, et à la dédicace de l'Enéide à la page 92, qui sont en majuscules noires, tandis qu'elles sont en majuscules rouges dans l'édition originale. Les deux réimpressions se distinguent par un errata à la page 411, après les Animadversiones, qui se trouve dans l'une et n'est pas dans l'autre. L'édition originale est un des plus rares et des plus beaux livres que les presses Elseviriennes ayent produits; mais, pour la concretion, elle est peu estimée, non par la faute d'Heinsius le père; mais par celle des imprimeurs. A ce sujet Nic. Heinsius fils, écrit à Coccius en février 1665: "J'avais cru que l'édition qu'a donné mon père était la meilleure, mais les imprimeurs s'y sont si fort éloignés du texte que mon père leur avait donné, contre la foy des Mss. et même des bonnes éditions, que je crois que c'est la plus mauvaise de toutes, J'en prépare donc une qui sera plus correcte, pourvu que les imprimeurs soyent fidèles."). Brunet (Millot) S. 31 f. ("Dans l'une de ces deux dernières éditions, les fragments de la lettre de Virgile à Auguste, précédant la page 1re, et la dédicace, p. 92, sont en lettres rouges, tandis qu'ils restent noirs dans l'autre. Celle qui possède les lettres rouges, et qui passe pour la 1re, est d'une typographie de la plus grande richesse; et, malgré quelques incorrections, les beaux exemplaires se maintiennent à des prix élevés. . La bibliographie, par instinct plus que par méthode, classe comme la 1re l'édition aux lettres rouges. Nous maintenons son classement à bon droit, et voici nos raisons. Cette édition possède à la dédicace et à la p. 1 l'un des buffles moyens, celui qui est le plus vrai. Ce fleuron est un des ornements primitifs, antérieurs à 1636. Dans l'édition aux lettres noires, c'est un grand buffle qui tient la place du moyen à la dédicace. En tête de la Vie de Virgile, et à la p. 1, c'est la sirène blanche, dite à tête de femme. Le grand buffle est postérieur à cette sirène, qui ne paraît pour la première fois que sur le Sénèque, 2e vol., 1639. Et comme la sirène du Virgile se montre trèspâteuse, on doit en conclure qu'elle a été employée à plusieurs autres éditions avant celle du Virgile. D'ailleurs, la spéculation commandait un temps de repos entre les deux éditions, et un intervalle de dix années eût été insuffisant. Si cette 2e édition a contre elle d'être sur papier moins beau que la première, on peut dire du moins qu'elle est d'une très-belle typographie, et qu'elle a en sa faveur d'être d'une meilleure correction. On la rencontre rarement dans les ventes, parce qu'elle est d'une excessive rareté. Quand elle a 4 pouces 10 lignes et une bonne reliure, nous l'estimons de 20 à 30 fr."). Willems 450 ("20 ff. limin., y compr. le titre gravé. - 411 pp. - 43 pp. n. ch. pour l'index. - 1 f. blanc. - Une carte de la navigation d'Enée, en regard de la p. 92. Cette édition, dont le texte a été revu par Dan. Heinsius, est un chef-d'oeuvre typographique, mais laisse malheureusement beaucoup à désirer au point de vue de la correction. [.] Si incorrecte qu'elle soit, cette édition n'en est pa

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        Il Mongibello descritto da Don Pietro Carrera in tre libri

      Per Gio. Rossi, 1636. Nel quale oltra diverse notizie si spiega l'historia degl'incendi, e le cagioni di quelli. Vi si narrano ancora i miracolosi effetti contra il fuoco seguiti per virtù del sacro Velo della gloriosa S. Agata - in 16° - pp.6 pp.nn. + 204 - Mezza pergamena - Stemma ali frontespizi con cornice decorata, testatine, finalini e capilettere - Titolo manoscritto al dorso - Nota di appartenenza a penna al frontespizio, restauro in carta ai margini di alcune pagine, lievi gore agli angoli di poche pagine - Contiene (a p. 177): Poesie di Don Pietro Carrera, pertinenti alle Materie di Mongibello, e del sacro Velo della gloriosa S. Agata

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        RECUEIL DES EDICTS DU ROY? le vingtiesme Décembre mil six cens trente cinq.

      1636 - Réunion de 42 édits et déclarations rendus durant l'année 1635, conservée dans sa reliure de l'époque en vélin doré aux armes du roi Louis XIII. Paris, Antoine Estienne, P. Mettayer & P. Rocolet, Imprimeurs du Roy, 1636.Fort in-8. Vélin ivoire souple, double encadrement de triple filet doré sur les plats avec fleurs-de-lys dorée aux angles, armoiries frappées or au centre, dos lisse orné de filets dorés formant faux-nerfs et de fleurs-de-lys dorées, tranches dorées, infime restauration à un angle du second plat. Reliure de l'époque. 168 x 106 mm. / Compilation of 42 edicts and declarations pronounced during the year 1635, preserved in its contemporary gilt vellum binding with the arms of King Louis XIII. Paris, Antoine Estienne, P. Mettayer & P. Rocolet, Imprimeurs du Roy, 1636. Large 8vo [168 x 106 mm]. Limp ivory vellum, double frame of triple gilt fillet on the covers with gilt fleurs-de-lys on the corners, gilt stamped coat of arms on the center, flat spine decorated with gilt fillets, very small restoration on the corner of the back cover. Contemporary binding [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gerarde's Herbal 1636

      Second Printing of the Best EditionOf The Most Famous English HerbalGERARD, John. The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes. Gathered by John Gerarde of London, Master in Chirurgerie, Very much Enlarged and Amended by Thomas Johnson, Citizen and Apothecarye of London. London: Printed for Adam Islip, Joice Norton, and Richard Whitakers, 1636.Third edition of Gerard's Herball (first published in 1597), the second edition edited by Thomas Johnson, a reprint of his "very much enlarged and amended" 1633 edition, with the errata corrected in the text. Large folio (13 1/4 x 8 15/16 inches; 337 x 227 mm.). [38], 1630 [i.e, 1634], [1], [1, blank], [46, indexes and tables] pp. Bound without the initial and final blank leaves, as usual. Engraved allegorical title by John Payne and 2,766 woodcut illustrations of plants in the text. Decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials.Mid-nineteenth-century sprinkled calf, expertly rebacked, with original spine laid down. Spine decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments with five raised bands and tan morocco gilt lettering label. Board edges decoratively tooled in gilt. Marbled endpapers.

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        A Collection of Some Principal Rules and Maximes of the Common Lawes of England, With Their Latitude and Extent: Explicated for the more facile Introduction of such as are studiously addicted to that nobel Profession.

      SECOND EDITION. 1 vol, small 8vo, (ix)94pp, 7-1/8" x 5-1/2", early paper wrappers. Housed in a green morocco slipcase.Second edition of one of the earliest, if not the first, of maxims of the English Law (Rees 1: 20). CBEL 1: 870. We have here but twenty-five out of three hundred Rules which [Bacon] had collected: 'I thought good, before I brought them all into form, to publish some few, that by the taste of other men's opinion...I might receive either approbation in my own course, or better advice for the altering of others which remain. ' The excellence of that which we possess makes us grieve that we have so small a proportion of that which the author designed: 'Though some great masters of the Law did outgo him in bulk...yet in the science of the grounds, and mysteries of the Law, he was exceeded by none'--Preface to Blackstone's Anal. (Allibone, 90). None of Bacon's legal works were published before his death in 1626; the first edition of this work (often bound with "The Use of Law", probably not by Bacon) appeared in 1630. A very good copy of this cornerstone of English Law.

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        The herball, or, General historie of plantes.

      London: Printed by Adam Islip, Joice Norton & Richard Whitakers, 1636. Large folio (35.5 cm; 14"). [19 of 20] ff., 1630 [i.e., 1634] pp., [24 of 25] ff. (without the initial and final blank leaves). When reading Gerard we are wandering in the peace of an Elizabethan garden, with a companion who has => a story for every flower and is full of wise philosophies" (Woodward, p. viii). And indeed, Gerard's herbal is written in "glorious Elizabethan prose, [with] the folk-lore steeping its pages'" (Woodward, p. vii), these factors going a long way towards making it one of the best-known and -loved of the early English herbals. The "herbs" surveyed include plants aquatic and terrestrial, New World and Old, embracing shrubs, plants, and trees, each with a description of its structure and appearance, where it is found (and how it got there), when it is sown and reaped or flowers, its name or names (often with engrossingly exotic etymologies), its "temperature," and its "vertues" or uses (often curious).    The story is famous: John Norton, Queen's printer, wished to bring out an English language version of Dodoen's Pemptades of 1583 and hired a certain "Dr. Priest" to do so, but the translator died with the work only partially done. A copy of the manuscript translation made its way into John Gerard's hands and he seized the opportunity, reorganizing the contents, obscuring the previous translator's contribution, incorporating aspects of Rembert and Cruydenboeck's works, and commandeering the result as his own.    Gerard abandoned Dodoen's classification, opting for l'Obel's instead, and, in a stroke of ambition and brilliance, illustrated the work with => more than 2500 woodcuts of plants. Many of these are large and all are attractive but more than a few were of plants he himself did not know, thus leading to considerable confusion between illustration and text in the earliest editions, this being third overall and the second with Thomas Johnson's additions and amendments. For both Johnson editions => a large number of the woodcuts were obtained from the famous Leyden printing and publishing firm of Moretus, successors to the highly famous firm of Plantin. As Johnston notes: "Most of the cuts were those used in the botanicals published by Plantin, although a number of new woodcuts were added after drawings by Johnson and Goodyer" (Cleveland Herbal . . . Collections, #185).    The large thick volume begins with a handsome engraved title-page by John Payne incorporating a bust of the author, urns with flowers and herbs, and full-length seated images of Dioscorides and Theophrastus and of Ceres and Pomona. Replacing the missing initial blank is a later leaf on which is mounted a large engraving of Gerard. The text is printed in italic, roman, and gothic type.    There is, to us, a surprising and very interesting section on grapes and wines. The first part of our caption delights partly in discovery that maize, the "corn" of the U.S., is here called "turkey wheat" ? with further note that you can make bread of it, but that the result is pleasing only to "barbarous" tastes! The entry as a whole shows => Gerard at his characteristic best, at once scientifically systematic and engagingly discursive.    Provenance: Neatly lettered name of "W. Younge" at top of title-page; it is tempting to attribute this to William Younge, physician of Sheffield and Fellow of the Linnean Society, whose online correspondence shows him to have been an eager collector of botanical books.         STC (rev. ed.) 11752; Alden & Landis, European Americana, 636/25; Nissen, Botanischebuchs, 698n; Pritzel 3282n; Johnston, The Cleveland Herbal, Botanical, and Horticultural Collections, 185; Woodward, Gerard's Herball: The essence thereof distilled (London, 1964). On the source of the blocks, see: Hunt Botanical Catalogue and Bowen, K. L., & D. Imhof, The illustration of Books Published by the Moretuses (Antwerpen, 1997). For "Turkey Wheat, " see: Gerard, p. 81; for polenta, p. 71. Late 17th-century English calf, plain style; rebacked professionally in the 20th century, later endpapers. As usual, without the first and last blank leaves. Three leaves with natural paper flaws in blank margins. A very good copy.

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        Missale Romanum ex decreto sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restitutum, Pii V. pont. max. iussu editum, et Clementis VIII. auctoritate recognitum. In quo missae propriae de sanctis omnes ad longum positae sunt, pro faciliori celebrantium commoditate. Ingolstadt, Wilhelm Eder für Kaspar Sutor in Dillingen 1635. Fol. 34 Bll., 619 S., CXII, 2 Bll., mit Titelkupfer, 10 blattgr. Holzschnitten, 10 figürl Holzschn.-Bordüren sowie zahlr. Musiknoten, Goldschnitt, blindgepr. Ldr. d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln.

      - Diese Ausgabe nicht im VD 17 (vgl. VD17 12:121910A Ausg. 1636).- Seltenes Meßbuch, durchgehend in Rot und Schwarz gedruckt.- Ein Holzschnitt mit Monogram T.B.- Titel angestaubt u. mit Randeinriss, etw. fleckig, wenige kl. Wurmspuren im Bund, oben knpprandig, wenige Bll. im unteren Rand verstärkt, 1 Bl. mit Eckabriss, tls. kl. Randeinrisse, Ebd. berieben. Schließen fehlen.

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        La filatrice, due asini e tre maiali

      1636. Acquaforte, 1636, priva della firma. Della serie "Figure di vari animali", realizzata a Roma nel 1636. Esemplare nel primo stato di due, avanti il numero. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana non identificabile, sottili margini, lieve ossidazione, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Ex collezione Thomas Graf (Lugt 1092a) Bibliografia: Bartsch, Hollstein 4 I/II. Dimensioni 180x129. Etching, 1636, without signature. From the series "Figures of various animals", realized in Rome in 1636. Example in the first state of two, before the number. Excellent work, printed on contemporary laid paper with unidentified watermark, thin margins, light oxidations, in general in good condition. Ex collezione Thomas Graf (Lugt 1092a) Bibliography: Bartsch, Hollstein 4 I/II. 180 129

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        Schlesisches Wörterbuch - in drei Bänden (A-H, I-R, S-Z).

      zus. 1636 Seiten mit zahlreichen Verbreitungskarten, 4, Leinen- Hardcover/Pappeinband, Einband etwas berieben, sonst guter und sauberer Zustand. ---------------------------------------- Das Schlesische Wörterbuch ist ein großlandschaftliches alphabetisches Wörterbuch der schlesischen Dialekte in Schlesien in heutiger und historischer Zeit.

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        Revidirte Landgerichts-Ordnung, Zu beförderung der ordentlichen Justitien und Rechtens in Unsern Fürstenthümben Schleßwig Hollstein, und dero incorporirten Länder.

      Pergamenteinband der Zeit, 8, [8] 272 S. -Einband etwas fleckig, Papier durchgehend etwas gebräunt, gutes Exemplar. Verfasset und publicirer Anno 1636. Jtzo aufs Neue aufgelegt, und vermehret mit unterschiedlichen Constitutionen und Edicten, so in den Gerichten täglich gebrauchet werden. Wie auch die Renovirte Landes-Matricul hiebey gedruckt, Benebenst einem außführlichen Indice, worin alle Sachen deutlich angeführet sind. Unser von Gottes Gnaden, Christian des Vierdten, zu Dennemarcken, Norwegen, der Wenden und Gothen König, etc. Und von desselben Gnaden, Friederichen, Erben zu Norwegen, beyder Hertzogen zu Schleßwig Hollstein, Stormarn und der Ditmarschen, Graffen zu Oldenburg und Delmenhorst, u. Gevettern.

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        Deliciae physico-mathematicae. Oder Mathemat. und Philosophische Erquickstunden. Darinnen Sechshundert Dreyund Sechzig, Schöne, Liebliche und Annehmliche Kunststücklein, Auffgaben und Fragen, ausz der Rechenkunst, Landtmessen, Perspectiv, Naturkündigung, und andern Wissenschafften genom[m]en, begriffen seindt. Wie solche uf der andern seiten dieses blats ordentlich nacheinander verzeichnet worden. Mit 1 gestochenem Titel und circa 180 Textholzschnitten.

       \"Daniel Schwenter. Deliciae physico-mathematicae. Oder Mathemat. und Philosophische Erquickstunden. Darinnen Sechshundert Dreyund Sechzig, Schöne, Liebliche und Annehmliche Kunststücklein, Auffgaben und Fragen, ausz der Rechenkunst, Landtmessen, Perspectiv, Naturkündigung, und andern Wissenschafften genom[m]en, begriffen seindt. Wie solche uf der andern seiten dieses blats ordentlich nacheinander verzeichnet worden. Jeremias Dümler. Nürnberg 1636. Titelblatt, 5 Blätter, 568 [von 574] S. Mit 1 gestochenem Titel und circa 180 Textholzschnitten. Ledereinband der Zeit. Zustand: Einband mit Fehlstellen, beschabt, berieben, angestaubt und fleckig. Gelenke angeplatzt (Buchblock jedoch fest). Papier etwas gebräunt und stellenweise leicht fleckig. Titelblatt beinahe vollständig gelöst. Die ersten circa 60 Seiten (und danach vereinzelt) mit kleinem Feuchtrand (wasserrandig) im weißen Außensteg. Einige Randeinrisse (zum Teil ausgebessert/hinterlegt). Die Seiten 569-574 fehlen (sie liegen als Kopie dem Buche bei). – Daniel Schwenter (*1585; †1636) studierte orientalische Sprachen und Mathematik an der Universität Altdorf, wo er Schüler des Mathematikers und Astronomen Johann Richter (Johannes Praetorius) war. 1606 wurde er dort Professor des Hebräischen, 1625 Professor der gesamten orientalischen Sprachen und 1628 auch Ordinarius für Mathematik. – Schwenters bekanntestes Werk, das hier in einer sehr seltenen Erstausgabe vorliegt, erschien erst kurz nach seinem Tode und wurde in späteren Auflagen von Georg Philipp Harsdörfer um zwei Bände erweitert. »Schwenters `Erquickstunden` sind eine Fundgrube nicht nur für die Mathematik, sondern auch für die Naturwissenschaften und verwandte Disziplinen. Das Werk besteht aus 16 Teilen, die folgende Gebiete betreffen: Arithmetik, Geometrie, Stereometrie, Musik, Optik, Katoptrik, Astronomie/Astrologie, Uhren und Magnet, Waage und Gewicht, Bewegung, Feuer und Hitze, Luft und Wind, Wasser, Schreibkunst, Bau- und mechanische Künste, Chemie und andere Künste« (Folkerts). »Dieses, von Schwenter allein verfasste und von seinen Söhnen und Töchtern herausgegebene, dem Herzog August d. J. v. Braunschweig zugeeignete erste Werk der Deliciae handelt u. a. von Sonnen- und Schlag-Uhren, von der Astrologie, der Schreibkunst, chemischen Rezepten, der Musik und Singekunst, der Feuer-, Wasser- und Schmelzkunst, der Architektur, der Optik usw.« (Seebaß/Edelmann). Es zeigt die erste Darstellung eines Füllfederhalters (S. 520) sowie die erste Anwendung von Kettenbrüchen in einem deutschen Werk, die Christiaan Huygens zu seiner Theorie der Kettenbrüche anregte. VD 17, 12:196878Q (eine von drei Druckvarianten); Dünnhaupt 2.I.1 (unter Harsdörffer); Seebaß/Edelmann 936; Goedeke III, 110,14; Poggendorf II,878; Folkerts (Maß, Zahl und Gewicht), 14.10; Libri rari 253.\" Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        El siglo pitagorico, y Vida de don Gregorio Guadañia.

      Of Portuguese-Jewish origins, Enríquez Gómez was a dramatist and novelist who found it both convenient and necessary to flee Spain for France in about 1636 (when he was about 35 years old) and luckily found favor at the court of Louis XIII. Around 1657 he moved to Amsterdam and openly professed his Judaism, causing him to be burned in effigy in Spain. His present novel mixes elements of the picaresque with fantasy. As one scholar succinctly put it: "The Siglo Pitagorico of Antonio Enriquez Gomez (1644) . . . ingeniously replace[s] the passage of a servant from master to master by the transmigrations of a soul from body to body. The longest prose section of this partially versified narrative was the 'Life' of Don Gregorio Guadana, [who is out and out] a picaro" (Chandler, p. 13). The same scholar neatly connects this Spanish novel to an English one that appeared 100 years later (1749): "It is in the device of satire upon estates through transmigrations in lieu of successive employments that Fielding [in his Journey from this World to the Next] recalls the Siglo Pitagorico of Enriquez Gomez" (p. 802).This is a "fictitious imprint" in that => its given date is false, there being two distinct editions each with a title-page stating it is "Segun el exemplar en Rohan, De la emprenta de Lavrentio Maurry. MDCLXXXII" but with one edition's last numbered page being 268 and the other's being 292 (i.e., 308) as offered here. Charles Amiel argues convincingly based on textual analysis, in his critical edition of the work, that the 292/308-page edition in hand is a => counterfeit of the true 1682 edition. Much less convincingly he postulates a publication date as late as 1725, the year before the third edition was printed; whereas had he examined the watermarks in the paper of the text he would have limited the range of publication dates to ca. 1699 -- a dating based on my personal experience of almost 50 years cataloguing Hispanic books and manuscripts and always paying special attention to watermarks (DMS).

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        China Veteribus Sinarvm Regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta

      Amsterdam Janssonius Joannes 1636 - China, Korea and Japan. "China Veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta". Orig. copper-engraving, J. Janssonius, Amsterdam, 1636. Orig. old colouring. With figure title-cartouche, ornamental cartouche with the scale of map and publisher's address and 4 ships. 41:50 cm (16 1/4 x 29 3/4 inch.). Koeman I, map 8410:1B, ed. 1:401 (1638 Latin). - Map of China, Corea (as an island) and Japan. Shows the Great Wall but much of it distorted based on incorrect initial reports by Jesuits. Korea is depicted as an island. This map was based on one first issued by Abraham Ortelius in his atlas, "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" in 1584.

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        Ducato di Urbino

      1636. Carta geografica dell territorio di Urbino edita ad Amsterdam da Hondius e contentuta nel "Gerardi Mercatoris Atlantis Pars Tertia", il celebre atlante di Mercator aggiornato ed integrato da Hondius e Janssonius. Edizione francese. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva, ottime condizioni. Amsterdam Amsterdam 500 380

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        Der Deutsche Poët, Darin[n]en gantz deutlich und ausführlich gelehret wird, welcher gestalt ein zierliches Gedicht, auf allerley Begebenheit, auf Hochzeiten, Kindertauffen, Gebuhrts- und Namens-Tagen [...] So wohl hohen als niederen Standes-Personen, in gar kurtzer Zeit, kan wol erfunden und ausgeputzet werden. Mit sattsahmen [...] Gedichten beleuchtet, und [...] Fürgestellet, Durch ein Mitglied des hochlöbl. Schwanen-Ordens.

      8. Mit gest. Frontispiz u. einihen Holzschn.-Vignetten. 15 Bll., 755 (1) S., 6 Bll. (das letzte weiß), Ppbd. d. Zt. m. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Erstausgabe. - Enth. ab S. 745: Poetischer Friedens-Gruß In welchem Die nötigste Zugehöre, so bey einem Deutschen Verse [...] erfodert werden, begriffen [...] sind, von Christian Hübnern. - Mit Widmungsgedichten von C. C. Dedekind, G. P. Harsdörffer, C. G. v. Hille, J. Rist u.a. - Der Dichter Balthasar Kindermann (1636-1706) wuchs als Sohn eines Schwertfegers in armen Verhältnissen auf, studierte, gefördert durch Elias Weise, nach dem Besuch des Zittauer Gymnasiums in Wittenberg Theologie, Poesie und Rhetorik und erwarb 1657 den Magistergrad. Zu seinen Professoren gehörte August Buchner literarisch beeinflußte ihn Johann Rist, der ihn zum Dichter krönte und unter dem Namen "Kurandor" in den Elbschwanenorden (1660) aufnahm. Seit 1659 als Konrektor an der Salderischen Schule in Brandenburg tätig, wurde Kindermann 1664 Rektor, wechselte 1667 nach Magdeburg, wo er zunächst als Diakon an St. Ulrich, danach als erster Prediger und später als Scholarch wirkte. Sein literarisches Schaffen umfaßt neben Predigten, Gelegenheitsgedichten, Lehrdichtungen und Romanen poetische und rhetorische Schriften. - Einband etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Zu Beginn schwach wasserrandig. Unterschiedlich gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - VD17, 23:281644F Dünnhaupt III, S. 2319, 24 Bulling 57 Faber du Faur I, 417b Goedeke III, 23, 23 u. 91, 12 Jantz I, 1479 Kat. Wolfenbüttel C 437 Kawerau 237 Maltzahn II, 1312 Meusebach I, 1134 Wolfskehl 223.

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        Hypomnemata Physica. I. De rerum naturalium principiis. II. De occultis qualitatibus. III. De atomis et mistione. IV. De generatione viventium. V. De spontaneo viventium ortu. Five parts in one volume.

      sumptibus Clementis Schleichij & Consortum, typis Caspari Rötelij, Frankfurt 1636 - 8vo (159 x 99 mm). [32], 528, [16] pp., including index at end. Large printer's woodcut device to title-page. Signatures: (cross)-2(cross)8 A-Z8 Aa-Ll8. Contemporary full vellum with yapp edges. Internally little browned only, a few pencil markings, final 4 leaves with single wormtrack affecting a few words of index. Otherwise a fine and unstained copy. ---- VD17 39:113722S; Wellcome I, 5928. - FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (without errata), of exceptional rarity (only one copy recorded at auction in the past 50 years). The physician and scholar Daniel Sennert (1572-1637) united various atomistic theories in the early 17th century and advocated the spread of atomism. Jungius further developed the ideas he published. In his Hypomnemata physicae (Notes on Physics), Sennert summarized his theories, emphasizing the imperceptibility of the 'minima', but referring to observations that suggest their existence. When water evaporates, its particles do not disintegrate, but become undetectably small. His efforts to unite corpuscular theories with the Aristotelian theory of matter brought him recognition in the course of his life, but was later criticized. The assumption that the original atoms are linked to hardly divisible prima mixta influenced the teachings of Robert Boyle (1627-91) and Joachim Jungius (1587-1657) "(see NDB XXIV, 262 f.). Some issues include two leaves of errata which are not present in our copy (as absent from the Wellcome and VD17 copies). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Deliciae physico-mathematicae. Oder Mathemat. und Philosophische Erquickstunden. Darinnen Sechshundert Dreyund Sechzig, Schöne, Liebliche und Annehmliche Kunststücklein, Auffgaben und Fragen, ausz der Rechenkunst, Landtmessen, Perspectiv, Naturkündigung, und andern Wissenschafften genom[m]en, begriffen seindt. Wie solche uf der andern seiten dieses blats ordentlich nacheinander verzeichnet worden. Mit 1 gestochenem Titel und circa 180 Textholzschnitten.

      Daniel Schwenter. Deliciae physico-mathematicae. Oder Mathemat. und Philosophische Erquickstunden. Darinnen Sechshundert Dreyund Sechzig, Schöne, Liebliche und Annehmliche Kunststücklein, Auffgaben und Fragen, ausz der Rechenkunst, Landtmessen, Perspectiv, Naturkündigung, und andern Wissenschafften genom[m]en, begriffen seindt. Wie solche uf der andern seiten dieses blats ordentlich nacheinander verzeichnet worden. Jeremias Dümler. Nürnberg 1636. Titelblatt, 5 Blätter, 568 [von 574] S. Mit 1 gestochenem Titel und circa 180 Textholzschnitten. Ledereinband der Zeit. Zustand: Einband mit Fehlstellen, beschabt, berieben, angestaubt und fleckig. Gelenke angeplatzt (Buchblock jedoch fest). Papier etwas gebräunt und stellenweise leicht fleckig. Titelblatt beinahe vollständig gelöst. Die ersten circa 60 Seiten (und danach vereinzelt) mit kleinem Feuchtrand (wasserrandig) im weißen Außensteg. Einige Randeinrisse (zum Teil ausgebessert/hinterlegt). Die Seiten 569-574 fehlen (sie liegen als Kopie dem Buche bei). Daniel Schwenter (*1585 1636) studierte orientalische Sprachen und Mathematik an der Universität Altdorf, wo er Schüler des Mathematikers und Astronomen Johann Richter (Johannes Praetorius) war. 1606 wurde er dort Professor des Hebräischen, 1625 Professor der gesamten orientalischen Sprachen und 1628 auch Ordinarius für Mathematik. Schwenters bekanntestes Werk, das hier in einer sehr seltenen Erstausgabe vorliegt, erschien erst kurz nach seinem Tode und wurde in späteren Auflagen von Georg Philipp Harsdörfer um zwei Bände erweitert. Schwenters 'Erquickstunden' sind eine Fundgrube nicht nur für die Mathematik, sondern auch für die Naturwissenschaften und verwandte Disziplinen. Das Werk besteht aus 16 Teilen, die folgende Gebiete betreffen: Arithmetik, Geometrie, Stereometrie, Musik, Optik, Katoptrik, Astronomie/Astrologie, Uhren und Magnet, Waage und Gewicht, Bewegung, Feuer und Hitze, Luft und Wind, Wasser, Schreibkunst, Bau- und mechanische Künste, Chemie und andere Künste (Folkerts). Dieses, von Schwenter allein verfasste und von seinen Söhnen und Töchtern herausgegebene, dem Herzog August d. J. v. Braunschweig zugeeignete erste Werk der Deliciae handelt u. a. von Sonnen- und Schlag-Uhren, von der Astrologie, der Schreibkunst, chemischen Rezepten, der Musik und Singekunst, der Feuer-, Wasser- und Schmelzkunst, der Architektur, der Optik usw. (Seebaß/Edelmann). Es zeigt die erste Darstellung eines Füllfederhalters (S. 520) sowie die erste Anwendung von Kettenbrüchen in einem deutschen Werk, die Christiaan Huygens zu seiner Theorie der Kettenbrüche anregte. VD 17, 12:196878Q (eine von drei Druckvarianten) Dünnhaupt 2.I.1 (unter Harsdörffer) Seebaß/Edelmann 936 Goedeke III, 110,14 Poggendorf II,878 Folkerts (Maß, Zahl und Gewicht), 14.10 Libri rari 253.

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        Oeuvres avec des éclaircissmens historiques / Nicolas Boileau Despréaux

      1 nnum. Bl., XXIV, 1 nnum. Bl., 454 S., 1 w. Bl. 3 nnum. Bll., VII, 426 S., 12 nnum Bll. l. w. m. 2 gr. Faltkupfertafeln (44,4 x 32,8 cm) u. (26,3 x 19,2 cm) 5 Tafeln m. Kupferstichen, mehreren Kupferstichzierstücken, Holzschnittvignetten und zahlreichen vierzeiligen Holzschnittinitialen, 4, goldgeprägte Ledereinbände der Zeit. Der französische Dichter und Kunsttheoretiker Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636-1711) war seit 1677 Historiograph Ludwigs XIV, ab 1648 Mitglied der Akademie und ein Freund Racines, Molières und La Fontaines. Mit seinem einflußreichsten Werk "Art poétique" (1674) sicherte er sich in Frankreich Wirkung und Bekanntheit weit über die Romantik hinaus. (Brockhaus 1969). Hier vorliegend die illustrierte Quartausgabe mit Kupfern in kräftigen Abzügen. - Bibliographie: La Haye, P. Gosse & J. Neaulme, 1729. - Bände mit Vollrotschnitt. Einbände beschabt, Ecken und Kanten berieben und bestoßen. Bd. 1: Vorderes fliegendes Vorsatzblatt angerissen, vorderer Buchdeckel lose, 1 durchgehendes Wurmloch ohne Textverlust. Sonst guter Zustand. - Graesse, Trésor (Bd. 2), 472.

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        Beiträge zur Geschichte des Landes Oesterreich ob der Enns.

      4 Bde. 8. XIV, 607, VI, 1 Bl. XVI, XLIV, 564, 2 Bll. XXIV, 453, 1 Bl. XVI, L, 548 S. Ohne die 3 Portrait-Taf. HLn. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. Bibliotheksetikett a. d. Vorderdeckeln Bd. 1. Versuch einer Geschichte des Bauernkrieges in Oberösterreich und Anführung des Stephan Fadinger und Achatz Wiellinger. Bd. 2. Zwey historische Abhandlungen nebst einem Anhange von Urkunden. I. Geschichte des Aufruhrs im Hausruckviertel. II. Geschichte der Unruhen, welche Martin Laimbaur im Jahre 1636 im Machlandviertel erregt hat. III. Anhang. Sammlung der vorzüglichsten Urkunden der Klöster Lambach und Garsten. Mit zwey Portraits. Bd. 3. Merkwürdigere Schicksale der Stadt Lorch, der Gränzfestung Ennsburg, und des alten Klosters St. Florian bis zum Ende eilften Jahrhunderts. Nebst einer Sammlung der vorzüglicheren Urkunden der Klöster Gleink und Baumgartenberg. Bd. 4. Geschichte des Kriegsvolkes, welches der Kaiser Rudolf II. im Jahre 1610 zu Passau anwerben ließ. Nebst einer Sammlung der vorzüglicheren Urkunden der Klöster Waldhausen und Wilhering.

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        Der Schlaraffia Zeyttungen. Ambtliches Organ der All-Schlaraffia. Nr. 191, 16./10. 1595 bis Nr. 227, 20./ 4. 1598.

      S. 1313 - 1636. OLwd. Mit einer Beilage. - Leichte Gbrsp., tlw. kl. Einrisse, Ebd. etw. berieben, R. m. Aufkl.

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        Biblia Hebraica ??????? ?????? ????

      [Torah]. 8. 1636 S. Mit ill. Titel., Kopfleisten u. Zierstücken am Anfang u. Ende jedes Buches. (Hebräischer Text. 3 Ss. Einführung in Hebräisch, 9 Ss. Einführung in Latein). HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. Rü. restaur. Vereinz. gering fleckig. In gutem Zustand. EA Encycl. Judaica III, 623 - Erste Ausgabe dieses einflußreichen Amsterdamer Drucks von J. Athias. - Josef ben Abraham Athias (gest. 1700) entstammte einer sephardischen Familie, ließ sich nach Jugendjahren in Hamburg 1657 in Amsterdam nieder, begründete dort eine Druckerei. Die vorl. Ausgabe wurde von Johann Leusden (Prof. in Leyden) ediert. Die künstlerische und sorgfältige Ausstattung trug Athias die Anerkennung in Form einer goldenen Medaille sowie die Aufnahme in die Zunft der niederländischen Buchdrucker ein. "Tatsächlich gehört diese Bibelausgabe zu den schönsten Erzeugnissen der hebr. Buchdruckerkunst und diente außerdem lange als Muster für Bibleausgaben, namentlich solche christlicher Hebraisten". (Herlitz-Kirschner, Jüd. Lex. I, 556)

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        Mineralogia, sive Naturalis Philosophiae Thesauri, in quibus Metallicae Concretionis medicatorúmque fossilium miracula, terrarum pretium, colorum & pigmentorum apparatus, concretorum succorum virtus, lapidum atque gemmarum dignitas continentur

      - Large engraved vignette on title. Title in red & black. 8 p.l., 626, [69] pp. Folio, cont. blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, arms on covers effaced. Lyon: J. & P. Prost, 1636. First edition, Schuh's issue B (no stated priority) with the dedication to Charles de Neufville. "Very scarce. Compendium of all the author ever discovered or read about the subject of mineralogy. It was published posthumously from notes he left by his Order at Lyon six years after his death. Printed in a double column format in a relatively small type-size, the work is a vast storehouse of all things mineralogical, including new ideas, restatements of earlier authors, observations and superstitious belief. The uncritical selection of material led Webster in his Metallographia (London, 1671, p. 29) to criticize the author as too digressive and as mixing tares with the wheat. Partington thinks the use of the term 'Mineralogia' in the title is the first modern usage of the word? "The work opens by listing the evils and benefits of mineralogy. Mining is considered dangerous because of the lurking underground spirits?the author notes that the study of mineralogy helps one to understand the bible. It provides medicines and money, ornaments for religious purposes, tools used in agriculture, industry, painting, music and alchemy. Cesi then answers the question he posed earlier and declares mineralogy to be a true philosophy, worthy of careful study? "The numerous citations to earlier authors provide evidence of Cesi's wide reading. Commonly, many authors are referenced on single points. For example, in describing the generation of minerals he closely follows Aristotle but also cites Theophrastus, Avicenna, Albertus Magnus, Agricola, Gregorius Reisch, Pliny, Boodt, Francis Rueus, Marbode, the Bible, and numerous church fathers. The author is uncritical of the views he presents, and accepts the authority of the ancient and medieval authors as his own. He believes that the Sun, Moon and stars influence the subterranean world of minerals and metals, and that gems have miraculous curative powers. He includes a chapter on the magnet? "Cesi divides his work into five sections: the first treats mineralogy proper, the second the economic and commercial aspects, for example colors and pigments, the third, lapidifying juices of the earth that congeal into minerals, the fourth gems and the fifth metals. At the conclusion is a long and thankfully comprehensive index. Much insight about ancient philosophy and its affect in the 17th century can be gained from studying Cesi's Mineralogia."-Schuh, Mineralogy & Crystallography: A Biobibliography, 1469 to 1920, pp. 358-59. Cesi (1581-1630), was a Jesuit professor at Modena and Parma. A nice copy of a book which is now scarce on the market. ? Hoover 214. Partington, II, p. 94. Schuh 1113. Sinkankas 1221-(who, inaccurately, calls this issue a reprint. Sinkankas knew mineralogy very well but nothing about bibliography). Thorndike, VII, pp. 254-57. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prodromus Coptus sive Aegyptiacus.cum linguae Coptae.

      - Woodcut vignette on title, woodcut illus. in the text, & many exotic type fonts used. 12 p.l., 338 pp. 4to, late 18th-cent. half calf & marbled boards (some browning as is usual with this book), spine gilt, black morocco lettering piece on spine. Rome: Propaganda Fide, 1636. First edition. This present work is "the first Coptic grammar to appear in the West, [it] was for centuries the basis for Coptic studies, along with Kircher's later work Lingua aegyptiaca restituta (1643). Kircher had encountered hieroglyphs during his tertianship (a one-year period of religious study in preparation for the ministry) in Speier, and he was convinced - correctly - that Coptic was a late vestige of ancient Egyptian. While at Avignon he was given several Coptic manuscripts by his friend and patron Nicolas Claude Fabri de Peiresc. Later in Rome Kircher acquired an Arabic-Coptic vocabulary brought from Egypt by Pietro della Valle. On the basis of these, and with Peiresc's encouragement, Kircher compiled the Prodromus. As the title reveals, it was to be a precursor of a later work on the Egyptian language, perhaps the Lingua aegyptiaca restituta. In both works he stresses the importance of Coptic for interpreting hieroglyphics. Because 'things Egyptian' were the rage in seventeenth-century Europe, the Prodromus attained immediate popularity and firmly established Kircher's reputation as a scholar? "Type fonts include Greek, Syriac, Arabic, Hebrew, Estranghelo, Samaritan, Armenian, Chaldean, Rashi, Amharic, 'Saracen,' hieroglyphic, and of course Coptic - a tour de force of seventeenth-century typography."-Merrill, Athanasius Kircher, 3. This book is virtually a type specimen of the fonts possessed by the new established (1626) Press of the Propaganda Fide. Very good copy. Stamp on free front endpaper of the "Biblioteca Privata Pasquale Regina" and a signature on blank portion of title. Dunnhaupt notes two settings of the title-page (no priority): 1. with the insignia of the dedicatee, Francesco Barberini, and 2. a medallion of Christ and Apostles (as in our copy). ? Dunnhaupt, II, pp. 996-97. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GERARD'S HERBALL.

      - The essence thereof distilled by Marcus Woodward from the edition of Th. Johnson, 1636. Pp. xx+304(last printer's mark), title page illustration, the half-title within decorative border, numerous text illustrations and decorations, notes, alphabetical table of plants; post 4to; full vellum, slightly cloudy, the spine lettered in gilt with five raised bands, boards slightly sprung; t.e.g., others uncut; ribbon marker; commercial bookplate on upper pastedown; Gerald Howe, London, 1927. Edition limited to 150 numbered copies on handmade paper. *The text is based on the 1636 edition of Gerard's famous herbal, with an Introduction and notes by Marcus Woodward. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Series et succincta narratio rerum, a Regibus Hierosolymorum Neapoleos. Siciliaeq. gestarum: ex variorum Historicorum collatione, repraesentata (titolo dell’antiporta fig.). Historiae urbis et regni Hierosolymitani, regum item Siculorum, ad quos illius regni titulus pervenit... (titolo del frontis.)

      sumpt. Haeredum Lazari Zetzneri, 1636. 12mo (cm. 14,3), 6 cc.nn., 1293(41) pp. Legatura coeva in pergamena con unghie. Fili, fregi e cornici in oro ai piatti e al ds. Stemma con aquila bicipite impressa in oro ai piatti. Tracce di lacci di chiusura. Qualche macchiolina e brunitura ma, nel complesso, buon esemplare. Legatura che tende a restare aperta per il numero delle pagine contenuto nel volume.

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        Kupferstich - Karte, v. A. Goos n. Ortelius b. Janssonius, "Siciliae veteris typus".

      - kol., Ausgabe 1636 oder, 1638, 37,5 x 47,5 Oben mittig die Tkrogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandci, Nr. 7510H: 1.2; Valerio / Spagnolo, Nr. 81 ( = Deutsche Ausgabe 1636 oder 1638 ). - Oben mittig die Titelkartusche. Unten links Erklärungen zu den Städten, Bergen usw., oben links kleiner Insetplan von der Umgebung von Syrakus.

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        Il Mongibello descritto da Don Pietro Carrera in tre libri

      Per Gio. Rossi, Catania 1636 - Nel quale oltra diverse notizie si spiega l'historia degl'incendi, e le cagioni di quelli. Vi si narrano ancora i miracolosi effetti contra il fuoco seguiti per virtù del sacro Velo della gloriosa S. Agata - in 16° - pp.6 pp.nn. + 204 - Mezza pergamena - Stemma ali frontespizi con cornice decorata, testatine, finalini e capilettere - Titolo manoscritto al dorso - Nota di appartenenza a penna al frontespizio, restauro in carta ai margini di alcune pagine, lievi gore agli angoli di poche pagine - Contiene (a p. 177): Poesie di Don Pietro Carrera, pertinenti alle Materie di Mongibello, e del sacro Velo della gloriosa S. Agata - Libro usato La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 10% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 1800,00 euro. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Deliciae physico-mathematicae. Oder Mathemat. und Philosophische Erquickstunden. Darinnen Sechshundert Dreyund Sechzig, Schöne, Liebliche und Annehmliche Kunststücklein, Auffgaben und Fragen, ausz der Rechenkunst, Landtmessen, Perspectiv, Naturkündigung, und andern Wissenschafften genom[m]en, begriffen seindt. Wie solche uf der andern seiten dieses blats ordentlich nacheinander verzeichnet worden. Mit 1 gestochenem Titel und circa 180 Textholzschnitten.

      - Daniel Schwenter. Deliciae physico-mathematicae. Oder Mathemat. und Philosophische Erquickstunden. Darinnen Sechshundert Dreyund Sechzig, Schöne, Liebliche und Annehmliche Kunststücklein, Auffgaben und Fragen, ausz der Rechenkunst, Landtmessen, Perspectiv, Naturkündigung, und andern Wissenschafften genom[m]en, begriffen seindt. Wie solche uf der andern seiten dieses blats ordentlich nacheinander verzeichnet worden. Jeremias Dümler. Nürnberg 1636. Titelblatt, 5 Blätter, 568 [von 574] S. Mit 1 gestochenem Titel und circa 180 Textholzschnitten. Ledereinband der Zeit. Zustand: Einband mit Fehlstellen, beschabt, berieben, angestaubt und fleckig. Gelenke angeplatzt (Buchblock jedoch fest). Papier etwas gebräunt und stellenweise leicht fleckig. Titelblatt beinahe vollständig gelöst. Die ersten circa 60 Seiten (und danach vereinzelt) mit kleinem Feuchtrand (wasserrandig) im weißen Außensteg. Einige Randeinrisse (zum Teil ausgebessert/hinterlegt). Die Seiten 569-574 fehlen (sie liegen als Kopie dem Buche bei). – Daniel Schwenter (*1585; †1636) studierte orientalische Sprachen und Mathematik an der Universität Altdorf, wo er Schüler des Mathematikers und Astronomen Johann Richter (Johannes Praetorius) war. 1606 wurde er dort Professor des Hebräischen, 1625 Professor der gesamten orientalischen Sprachen und 1628 auch Ordinarius für Mathematik. – Schwenters bekanntestes Werk, das hier in einer sehr seltenen Erstausgabe vorliegt, erschien erst kurz nach seinem Tode und wurde in späteren Auflagen von Georg Philipp Harsdörfer um zwei Bände erweitert. »Schwenters 'Erquickstunden' sind eine Fundgrube nicht nur für die Mathematik, sondern auch für die Naturwissenschaften und verwandte Disziplinen. Das Werk besteht aus 16 Teilen, die folgende Gebiete betreffen: Arithmetik, Geometrie, Stereometrie, Musik, Optik, Katoptrik, Astronomie/Astrologie, Uhren und Magnet, Waage und Gewicht, Bewegung, Feuer und Hitze, Luft und Wind, Wasser, Schreibkunst, Bau- und mechanische Künste, Chemie und andere Künste« (Folkerts). »Dieses, von Schwenter allein verfasste und von seinen Söhnen und Töchtern herausgegebene, dem Herzog August d. J. v. Braunschweig zugeeignete erste Werk der Deliciae handelt u. a. von Sonnen- und Schlag-Uhren, von der Astrologie, der Schreibkunst, chemischen Rezepten, der Musik und Singekunst, der Feuer-, Wasser- und Schmelzkunst, der Architektur, der Optik usw.« (Seebaß/Edelmann). Es zeigt die erste Darstellung eines Füllfederhalters (S. 520) sowie die erste Anwendung von Kettenbrüchen in einem deutschen Werk, die Christiaan Huygens zu seiner Theorie der Kettenbrüche anregte. VD 17, 12:196878Q (eine von drei Druckvarianten); Dünnhaupt 2.I.1 (unter Harsdörffer); Seebaß/Edelmann 936; Goedeke III, 110,14; Poggendorf II,878; Folkerts (Maß, Zahl und Gewicht), 14.10; Libri rari 253. Sprache: de [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Prodromus Coptus sive Aegyptiacus...cum linguae Coptae..

      Woodcut vignette on title, woodcut illus. in the text, & many exotic type fonts used. 12 p.l., 338 pp. 4to, late 18th-cent. half calf & marbled boards (some browning as is usual with this book), spine gilt, black morocco lettering piece on spine. Rome: Propaganda Fide, 1636. First edition. This present work is "the first Coptic grammar to appear in the West, [it] was for centuries the basis for Coptic studies, along with Kircher's later work Lingua aegyptiaca restituta (1643). Kircher had encountered hieroglyphs during his tertianship (a one-year period of religious study in preparation for the ministry) in Speier, and he was convinced - correctly - that Coptic was a late vestige of ancient Egyptian. While at Avignon he was given several Coptic manuscripts by his friend and patron Nicolas Claude Fabri de Peiresc. Later in Rome Kircher acquired an Arabic-Coptic vocabulary brought from Egypt by Pietro della Valle. On the basis of these, and with Peiresc's encouragement, Kircher compiled the Prodromus. As the title reveals, it was to be a precursor of a later work on the Egyptian language, perhaps the Lingua aegyptiaca restituta. In both works he stresses the importance of Coptic for interpreting hieroglyphics. Because 'things Egyptian' were the rage in seventeenth-century Europe, the Prodromus attained immediate popularity and firmly established Kircher's reputation as a scholar… "Type fonts include Greek, Syriac, Arabic, Hebrew, Estranghelo, Samaritan, Armenian, Chaldean, Rashi, Amharic, 'Saracen,' hieroglyphic, and of course Coptic - a tour de force of seventeenth-century typography."-Merrill, Athanasius Kircher, 3. This book is virtually a type specimen of the fonts possessed by the new established (1626) Press of the Propaganda Fide. Very good copy. Stamp on free front endpaper of the "Biblioteca Privata Pasquale Regina" and a signature on blank portion of title. Dunnhaupt notes two settings of the title-page (no priority): 1. with the insignia of the dedicatee, Francesco Barberini, and 2. a medallion of Christ and Apostles (as in our copy). ? Dunnhaupt, II, pp. 996-97.

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        Mineralogia, sive Naturalis Philosophiae Thesauri, in quibus Metallicae Concretionis medicatorúmque fossilium miracula, terrarum pretium, colorum & pigmentorum apparatus, concretorum succorum virtus, lapidum atque gemmarum dignitas continentur

      Large engraved vignette on title. Title in red & black. 8 p.l., 626, [69] pp. Folio, cont. blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, arms on covers effaced. Lyon: J. & P. Prost, 1636. First edition, Schuh's issue B (no stated priority) with the dedication to Charles de Neufville. "Very scarce. Compendium of all the author ever discovered or read about the subject of mineralogy. It was published posthumously from notes he left by his Order at Lyon six years after his death. Printed in a double column format in a relatively small type-size, the work is a vast storehouse of all things mineralogical, including new ideas, restatements of earlier authors, observations and superstitious belief. The uncritical selection of material led Webster in his Metallographia (London, 1671, p. 29) to criticize the author as too digressive and as mixing tares with the wheat. Partington thinks the use of the term 'Mineralogia' in the title is the first modern usage of the word… "The work opens by listing the evils and benefits of mineralogy. Mining is considered dangerous because of the lurking underground spirits…the author notes that the study of mineralogy helps one to understand the bible. It provides medicines and money, ornaments for religious purposes, tools used in agriculture, industry, painting, music and alchemy. Cesi then answers the question he posed earlier and declares mineralogy to be a true philosophy, worthy of careful study… "The numerous citations to earlier authors provide evidence of Cesi's wide reading. Commonly, many authors are referenced on single points. For example, in describing the generation of minerals he closely follows Aristotle but also cites Theophrastus, Avicenna, Albertus Magnus, Agricola, Gregorius Reisch, Pliny, Boodt, Francis Rueus, Marbode, the Bible, and numerous church fathers. The author is uncritical of the views he presents, and accepts the authority of the ancient and medieval authors as his own. He believes that the Sun, Moon and stars influence the subterranean world of minerals and metals, and that gems have miraculous curative powers. He includes a chapter on the magnet… "Cesi divides his work into five sections: the first treats mineralogy proper, the second the economic and commercial aspects, for example colors and pigments, the third, lapidifying juices of the earth that congeal into minerals, the fourth gems and the fifth metals. At the conclusion is a long and thankfully comprehensive index. Much insight about ancient philosophy and its affect in the 17th century can be gained from studying Cesi's Mineralogia."-Schuh, Mineralogy & Crystallography: A Biobibliography, 1469 to 1920, pp. 358-59. Cesi (1581-1630), was a Jesuit professor at Modena and Parma. A nice copy of a book which is now scarce on the market. ? Hoover 214. Partington, II, p. 94. Schuh 1113. Sinkankas 1221-(who, inaccurately, calls this issue a reprint. Sinkankas knew mineralogy very well but nothing about bibliography). Thorndike, VII, pp. 254-57.

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        CANTARINI, Simone ( Oropezza - Pesaro 1612 - Verona 1648 ). - IL RATTO d'EUROPA. Giove, nelle sembianze di Toro, rapisce la giovane Europa, di cui si è invaghito e la trasporta per mare fino all'isola di Creta.

      1636 ca. Bibliogr. Bellini, p.54 n.6/a. Acquaforte e puntasecca incisa da Simone Cantarini f. 22,5x3,10. Margine di pochi mm. I° stato, stampato in controparte A. Esemplare rinforzato al retro ma in ottime condizioni.  Cantarini Simone, 

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        Jahrs, zwischen der Kön.

      Mayst. zu Schweden, under conduicte des Herrn General und Feldt Marschalln Johann Banners, und denen Chur-Sächsischen und Käyserlichen Armeen verlauffen und zu getragen. Worbey insonderheit aufzführlicher Bericht geschicht, was vor eine herrliche grosse Victori der gerechte gütige Gott am 24 Sept. 4 Octob. bey Witstock in der Marck Brandenburg, bey vorgangenem Haupt-Treffen, höchstgedacht der Kön. Mayst. zu Schweden Armeen, wider die berührte Chur-Sächs. und Käyserliche gesambte Armaden, aus Gnaden bescheret und verliehen. Stockholm, Heinrich Kaysern, 1636. 4:o. (8) s. Tagen ur band.Not in VD17. Libris-Id:9657894. Klemming, Sveriges krig, s. 86. Warmholtz 4055. Slaget vid Wittstock var en av Johan Banérs största segrar. Brandenburg eliminerades till följd av slaget i princip helt ur kriget och de efter Pragfreden hårt pressade svenskarna fick välbehövligt andrum och t.o.m. möjlighet att åter, om än tillfälligt, besätta stora delar av mellersta Tyskland 1636. Denna pamflett avslutas med en lista över erövrade fanor och trofeer, kanoner och kulor och annat användbart.

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        Territorium Tridentinum

      1636. Carta geografica del territorio di Trento edita ad Amsterdam da Hondius e contentuta nel "Gerardi Mercatoris Atlantis Pars Tertia", il celebre atlante di Mercator aggiornato ed integrato da Hondius e Janssonius. Edizione latina. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva, in ottime condizioni. Amsterdam Amsterdam 490 380

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        RESOLVES A DUPLE CENTURY

      FELLTHAM,Owen.Resolves A Duple Century.With a large alphabeticall table therunto.London 1636 the sixth edition. [iv] 448,2,[xx] Includes head and tail pieces and initials.Verse frontispiece: The face of the booke vnmasked.Separate printed title page for "The second centurie" after p 315 and a blank Bound in later half calf with marbled boards, worn, a couple of bumped corners.Internally Near Fine apart from a couple of burn holes and contemporary ink inscriptions. A very nice copy of this work which deals with the human condition with short essays such as "Babbling it is the fistula of the minde","Bookes -of idle bookes, a rule of Reading Books","Drunkards and Drunkennesse","Happinesse", "Musicke- more for pleasure than for Profit of Man","Scandall:Its fault and fruit".A pleasing copy of a great "dipping in" book. Visit our website on www.johnunderwoodbooks.com for other interesting books!

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        Pavlli G.F.P.N. Mervlae cosmographiae generalis libri tres: Item geographiae particvlaris libri qvatvor: Quibus Evropa in genere, speciatim Hispania, Gallia, Italia, desribuntur. Cum tabulis Geographicis aneis, multo quam antehac accuratioribus. Amsterdami, Apud Guilielmvm Blaev, cic ic cxxxvi.

      Amsterdam: Guilielmum Blaeu, 1636. Condition: 8 . Binding: Contemporary Full Vellum 24mo Height: 13,2 CM Width: 8,3 CM Thickness: 2,2 CM

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        Machiavels Discourses. upon [sic] the first Decade of T. Livius

      London: by Thomas Paine for William Hills and Daniel Pakeman,, 1636. translated out of the Italian; With some marginall animadversions noting and taxing his errours. By E[dward]. D[acres]. Duodecimo (142 x 82 mm). Contemporary panelled calf, rebacked with old spine laid down, red morocco label. Without first and last blanks A1 and Ee12; sig. B1 cancelled, as usual, the correct text printed on preceding a11?12. Early ownership inscription of Richard Dowling, Fleet Street, on blank verso of title. Threadlike marginal worming affecting title and next half dozen leaves, affecting the frame but not the text, a little tight in the gutter, but a very good copy. First edition in English of Machiavelli's Discorsi sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio (1531). Machiavelli's works had been circulated in manuscript and widely discussed in England, but not published until the breakdown of press censorship in the period leading up to the Civil War. This edition was followed in 1640 by the same translator's version of The Prince. "Machiavelli founded the science of modern politics on the study of mankind ? it should be remembered that a parallel work to 'The Prince' was his historical essay on the first ten books of Livy" (PMM 63). STC notes two variants of the title, with no precedence between them: in the present variant, the word "animadversions" is printed in roman; in the other, it is printed in italic.

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        septembris uthi thetta åhr 1636.

      wed Witstock uthi Marck Brandenburg, förmedelst en hufwudh drabbning eller feldtslacht nådelighen hafwer undt och förlänt hennes Kongl. M:tt til Swerige, under feldtmarschalck Johan Baners conduicte emoot the chur-sächsische och keyserlighe församblade armeer. Stockholm, Heinrich Keyser, 1636, 4:o. (8) s. Genomgående fuktrand upptill, fläckigt titelblad. Breda marginaler. Tagen ur band, lös i ryggen. Libris-Id:9657721. Klemming, Sveriges krig s. 86. Warmholtz 4049. Utkom även på tyska. Slaget vid Wittstock var en av Johan Banérs största segrar. Brandenburg eliminerades till följd av slaget i princip helt ur kriget och de efter Pragfreden hårt pressade svenskarna fick välbehövligt andrum och t.o.m. möjlighet att åter, om än tillfälligt, besätta stora delar av mellersta Tyskland 1636.

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        Septemb.

      dieses 1636. Jahrs bey Wittstock in der Marck Brandenburg, bey vorgangenem Haupt-Treffen, der Königl: Mayst. zu Schweden, unter Conduicte dero Feldt Marschalck Herrn Johann Bannern, wider die Chursächsische und Kayserische gesambte Armaden aus Gnaden gegönnet und verliehen. Stockholm, Heinrich Keyser, 1636. 4:o. (8) s. Tagen ur band. VD17 23:713357R. Libris-Id:9657750. Klemming, Sveriges krig, s. 86. Warmholtz 4049. Utkom även på svenska. Slaget vid Wittstock var en av Johan Banérs största segrar. Brandenburg eliminerades till följd av slaget i princip helt ur kriget och de efter Pragfreden hårt pressade svenskarna fick välbehövligt andrum och t.o.m. möjlighet att åter, om än tillfälligt, besätta stora delar av mellersta Tyskland 1636.

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        Árbol de los Veras, compuesto por. Criado de Su Magestad y Ministro en su Real Consejo de las Órdenes y Cronista de los Reynos de Castilla y León. Dado a la estampa, y dividido para poder imprimirse con advertencias, para su mejor inteligencia. Y algunos elogios, y otros árboles de diversas líneas de ascendientes del Conde de la Roca

      Milán, Henrico Estefano 1636 - Gran fol. (41,8 x 29,4 cm.) 3 h. inc. port. con escudo en madera al pie, 114 h. que incluyen árboles genealógicos a toda plana grabados en madera, 1 h. sin num., 7 h. sin num. de índice, 1 árbol a doble página. A partir del fol. 67: “Elogios de cinco principes christianos insignes en virtud, y valor, con árboles de su descendencia, y de otros emperadores, y Reyes hasta el Conde de la Roca. A Don Fernando Carlos Antonio de Vera y Figueroa, su hijo y heredero, por don Juan Mogrovejo de Lacerda”, 42 árboles genealógicos a toda plana en madera, Pergamino de época, rotulación en lomo. Refuerzo marginal en portada, algo sucia, sin afectar texto, algunas manchas de humedad en el margen superior de algunas hojas. Palau, 141241 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dominium Venetvm in Italia

      1636. Carta georgrafica tratta da "Atlas Novus" del Janssonius. La carta costituisce una variante dell'opera di Hendrick Hondius del 1636, del quale il Janssonius era cognato, rispetto alla qualepresenta un cartiglio con allegoria della Chiesa, sullo stile di quello introdotto dal Blaeu pochi anni prima. Coloritura coeva, in perfette condizioni. Amsterdam Amsterdam 500 380

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        1637 (1636) 1st Edition Dutch Staten Bible

      1st edition Dutch Staten Bible by Van Ravensteyn with Apocrypha; complete; folio; colophon 1636. Plain brown cover. General title illustrating. Bible text with extensive study notes/remarks on bottom of each page; intros and decorative initial letter to each book. All titles present. Extensive 17th Century genealogy for "de Graeff" family with separate printed copy of family history. Measures at 11" x 15"

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        Irlandiae Regnum.

      Gerardum Mercatorum, Amsterdam 1636 - Original handcoloured engraving. Amsterdam, Gerardum Mercatorum, 1636. The engraving (the plate) itself 41.5 cm wide x 33.5 cm high. Mounted: c. 60 cm wide x 53 cm high. Later Edition without Mercators signature in the plate. Original oblong Map with irelands north directed to the west. Unusually excellent condition with decorative title cartouche. Gerardus Mercator (born 5 March 1512 in Rupelmonde, County of Flanders (in modern Belgium), died 2 December 1594 in Duisburg, United Duchies of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, (modern-day Germany)) was a cartographer, philosopher and mathematician. He is best known for his work in cartography, in particular the world map of 1569 based on a new projection which represented sailing courses of constant bearing as straight lines. He was the first to use the term "atlas" for a collection of maps. (Wikipedia) Sprache: English Later Edition without Mercators signature in the plate. Original oblong Map with irelands north directed to the west. Unusually excellent condition with decorative title cartouche. The engraving (the plate) itself 41.5 cm wide x 33.5 cm high.

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        Comitatus Lageniae - The Countie of Leinster.

      Janssonius, Amsterdam 1636 - Original, hand-coloured engraving. Amsterdam, Janssonius, 1636. The engraving (the plate) itself 50 cm x 38.5 cm. Mounted: c. 69 cm x 58 cm Original Map with beautifully coloured cartouche and border-colours. Differing Mileage-scale shown in "Milliaria Hibernica" and "Milliaria Anglica" . Johannes Janssonius (1588, Arnhem – buried July 11, 1664, Amsterdam) (born Jan Janszoon, in English often incorrect Jan Jansson) was a Dutch cartographer and publisher who lived and worked in Amsterdam in the 17th century. Janssonius was born in Arnhem, the son of Jan Janszoon the Elder, a publisher and bookseller. In 1612 he married Elisabeth de Hondt, the daughter of Jodocus Hondius. He produced his first maps in 1616 of France and Italy. In 1623 Janssonius owned a bookstore in Frankfurt am Main, later also in Danzig, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Königsberg, Geneva and Lyon. Elisabeth Hondius died in 1627 and he remarried one Elisabeth Carlier in 1629. In the 1630s he formed a partnership with his brother in law Henricus Hondius, and together they published atlases as Mercator/Hondius/Janssonius. Under the leadership of Janssonius the Hondius Atlas was steadily enlarged. Renamed Atlas Novus, it had three volumes in 1638, one fully dedicated to Italy. 1646 a fourth volume came out with "English County Maps", a year after a similar issue by Willem Blaeu. Janssonius' maps are similar to those of Blaeu, and he is often accused of copying from his rival, but many of his maps predate those of Blaeu and/or covered different regions. By 1660, at which point the atlas bore the appropriate name "Atlas Major", there were 11 volumes, containing the work of about a hundred credited authors and engravers. It included a description of "most of the cities of the world" (Townatlas), of the waterworld (Atlas Maritimus in 33 maps), and of the Ancient World (60 maps). The eleventh volume was the Atlas of the Heavens by Andreas Cellarius. Editions were printed in Dutch, Latin, French, and a few times in German. After Janssonius's death, the publishing company was continued by his son-in law, Johannes van Waesbergen. The London bookseller Moses Pitt attempted publication of the Atlas Major in English, but ran out of resources after the fourth volume in 1683. (Wikipedia) Sprache: English Original Map with beautifully coloured cartouche and border-colours. Differing Mileage-scale shown in "Milliaria Hibernica" and "Milliaria Anglica" .

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        Fabrica overo Dittionario della lingua volgare arabica, et italiana. Rome, Sac. Congreg. de Propaganda Fide, 1636.

      1636. 4to. (10), 102 pp. With woodcut title vignette to title page. Later half vellum (c. 1850). First edition. "Inscriptio fallax; Dictionarii haud quidpiam exhibet liber; Grammatica est, et quasi prolusio et praecursio Dictionarii, brevi post editi" (Schnurrer). First issue with Arabic letters from the printing office of the Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide, established in 1622 by Pope Gregory XV. Not actually a dictionary, as the title suggests, but rather an introduction to vernacular Arabic. Three years later, the Franciscan Dominicus (1588-1670), known as Germanus (from Silesia), would publish an Arabic-Italian dictionary, entited "Fabrica linguae Arabicae" - which has no connection with the present work, in spite of the similar title. - Old shelfmark on reverse of title page. Rare. STC 306. Smitskamp 224. Schnurrer 67.Brunet II, 1553. Ebert 8379. LThK III, 396. Zaunmüller 18 (imprecise).

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        Thesaurus Arabico-Syro-Latinus. Rome, typis Sac. Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1636.

      1636. 8vo. (8), 447, (1) pp. (48, last 4 blank), 66 pp. (last p. misnumbered 70, lacks last blank). Title with woodcut device. Contemp. reversed sheep, blank spine in five compartments. An Arabic-Syriac-Latin glossary arranged by subject, originally compiled in the 11th century by the Nestorian Elias bar Shinaja of Syria (known as Barsinaeus in the Latin tradition) as "Kitab at-targuman fi ta'lim lugat as-suryan". The present text and translation, prepared by the Franciscan Obicini, was posthumously published by the monk's student and successor Dominicus Germanus de Silesia, "himself also the author of an Arabic grammar, and an Italian-Arabic dictionary" (Smitskamp). "Not actually a thesaurus, but rather a nomenclator, arranged not by alphabet, but by subject" (cf. Schnurrer). The French punchcutter Robert Granjon cut the Arabic type used for the glossary. - Binding somewhat worn; minor foxing. Ownership stamp (Germain: Jacobins P.B.S.) and signature of De la Roche (marquis) on title, last page with another owner's inscription. From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013). Schnurrer p. 38 f. Smitskamp 223. Fück 77. NUC 425, p. 564. ICCU VEAE\003127.

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