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      Amsterdam: Jacob Frederick Stam, 1637.. 188,[3]pp. Small quarto. 20th-century brown morocco, gilt, a.e.g., gilt innder dentelles, by Riviere & Son. Minor toning and soiling to text. Near fine. In a brown half morocco and cloth slipcase. One of the classic accounts of the early settlement of New England, looked to increasingly by modern historians and anthropologists for its unbiased and detailed accounts of Indian life in early New England, descriptions of flora and fauna, and internecine struggles among the colonists. Morton first came to New England in 1622 and lived there until his expulsion by the Plymouth colonists a decade later. He was particularly sympathetic to the way of life of the Indians and provides extensive descriptions of customs, hunting, planting, artifacts, and lifestyles in the first section of the work. The second part provides a remarkable account of the landscape and ecology of New England (William Cronon draws heavily on Morton in his pioneering CHANGES IN THE LAND). The final section of Morton's account is the most famous historically, since it gives an account of his long and often amusing feud with the Plymouth Colony and a description of his separate settlement at Merry-Mount, where his close association with the Indians of the area and open defiance of the laws of the Plymouth settlers provided one of the more colorful episodes in early colonial New England. Morton's work is very scarce on the market, only three copies having appeared at auction in the last thirty years. A book of the greatest importance, perhaps the best single account of early New England. CHURCH 437. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 637/69. JCB (3)II:265. STREETER SALE 616. SABIN 51028. STC 18202. VAIL 90. WINSOR III:348. DAB XIII, p.267. DNB XIII, pp.1055-57.

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        A True Descriptioin of His Majesties Royall Ship, Built this Yeare 1637 at Wooll-witch in Kent. To the great glory of our English Nation, and not paraleld in the whole Christian World. Published by Authoritie

      London: Printed by John Okes, for John Aston, and are to bee sold at his shop in Cat-eaten-streete at the sign of the Buls-head, Anno 1637. First edition. Engraved frontispiece of the ship. 4to (8 x 6 inches), pages: (6):48, later speckled quarter tan calf, buckram boards, black lettering piece. Some browning/light damp-marking to frontispiece, title dust marked. Foremargin of frontispiece shaved (as usual) otherwise with good margins throughout. Heywood's scarce account, in prose and verse, of The Sovereign of the Seas, the most celebrated man-of-war of her day. Weighing almost 16340 tons, with one hundred guns, Heywood also provides a brief history of navigation mentioning Hawkins, Frobisher, Drake and Cavendish.

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      Crooke / Jacob Bloome. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1637, 1638. Hardcover. EXPLORATION; Asia; Africa; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Wood block print; ; 309, 364 [17] pages; (Sandys' Travels. ) [Sandys, George. ] [A Relation of a Journey Begun in 1610... Containing a Description of The Turkish Empire, of Egypt, [etc]. ] [London: A. Crooke], [1637]. 4th ed. Folio, late 19th-century 3/4calf & marbled bds. , gilt-lettered spine; light wear. Title page, map & pp. 271/272 supplied in facsimile. Numerous full-page & text engravings. Scattered repairs. Scattered light foxing. Trimmed, no loss of ptg. STC 21730. -----------------Bound with: Herbert, Thomas. Some Years Travels into Divers Parts of Asia and Afrique. London: Jacob Blome and Richard Bishop, 1638. 2nd ed. Folio. Additional engraved title, numerous engravings in text. Pages 9/10, 33/34, 161/162 supplied in facsimile. A few scattered repairs, some dampstaining to upper corners of title pages & front matter. Trimmed. STC 13191. Both titles trimmed to approx. 11 1/8 x 7 3/8 inches (282 x 187 mm. Includes laid in letter from University of Oxford Press describing repairs made in 1928. OTHER GRAPHICS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS LISTING. PLEASE EMAIL US FOR THEM. 25702 .

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        Remaines Concerning Britaine

      London - Printed by Thomas Harper for John Waterson, 1637 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Bound in reverse calf. The Fift Impression, with many rare Antiquities never before imprinted. By the industry and care of John Philipot, Somerset Herald. Originally published in 1605 as: Remaines of a greater worke, concerning Britaine. This copy matches the ESTC #S107503. Page 201/202 is missing, along with four pages to the rear..

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        The Shorter Catechism, Agreed upon by the Reverend Assembly of Divines at Westminister

      Pamphlet., 12mo, sewn, 23[1]pp. Minor toning, uncut. Very nice overall. This catechism was originally published in 1637, and was designed for the instruction of children. It is a good deal shorter than the adult version, which might be used from the pulpit. The last page includes The Lord?s Prayer and The Creed, and has a woodcut border on the top and bottom of the page. Evans 10206. Sabin 80207.

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        Bernardino Ricci detto il Tedeschino

      Acquaforte, 1637, firmata e datata in lastra in basso a destra. Esemplare nell?unico stato conosciuto. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana dei ?tre monti?, con inusuali ampli margini, lievi pieghe di carta nella parte superiore ed ai margini, piccolo strappo perfettamente restaurato in basso a sinistra, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bernardino Ricci scrisse il libro Il Tedeschino overo difesa dell?arte del cavalier del piacer.. , libro nel quale difendeva la buffoneria ed i buffoni di corte, che nell?uso cortigiano iniziavano ad essere fuori moda. Nel libro egli spiega come, all?età di soli quattro anni gli venne imposto il soprannome di tedeschino, quando a corte in Camerino, sua città natale, fece il buffone per far divertire un gruppo di nobili provenienti dalla Germania. L?opera, dedicata alla principessa Vittoria di Urbino granduchessa di Toscana, presenta nella parte inferiore una veduta panoramica di Firenze.Lavoro raro e ricercato del maestro fiorentino. "Etching, 1637, signed and dated on plate at lower right. Example in the only known state. Beautiful proof, on contemporary laid paper, ""three mountains"" watermark, unusually wide margins, slight folds at the top and at the margins, a small perfectly repaired tear at lower left, overall in very good conditions. Bernardino Ricci wrote the book Il Tedeschino overo difesa dell?arte del cavalier del piacer.. (The Tedeschino or the defence of the art of the knight of pleasure..) in which he defended court jesters, who were getting out of fashion at the time. In this book he explains how it came to be that he was named the Tedeschino; when he was only four years old he acted as jester to amuse a group of german aristocrats who were visiting his home-town of Camerino. This work, dedicated to the princess Victoria of Urbino, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, features a view of Florence at the bottom. A rare and sought-after work by the florentine master." De Vesme/Massar 39. 260 360

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        Cleombrotus, sive de ijs qui in Aquis pereunt, philologica dissertatio. -

      Roma, Facciotti, 1637.In-8. Pergamena coeva, titolo impr. in oro sul dorso. Vignetta sul frontespizio con le armi del Card. Fr. Barberini a cui l'opera è dedicata, un ritratto dell'autore inc. in rame f.t., 3 tavv. ripieg. inc. in rame e 7 illus. n.t., tra cui una vignetta inc. in rame con la rappresentazione della "barcaccia" del Bernini a Piazza di Spagna. (8), 192, (16) pp.; qualche macchiolina, uniformi ingialliture e 2 strappetti nel margine esterno di una tavola e un foglio senza danno al testo. Edizione originale di un'opera singolare, in cui Lesena, giureconsulto e filologo napoletano, riflette sulla morte per annegamento ed espone le idee degli antichi filosofi sull'argomento. Venne scritta a seguito del naufragio nel golfo di Genova di alcune galere, in cui perirono degli amici dell'autore. Di particolare interesse è la vignetta che raffigura per la prima volta la "barcaccia" a Piazza di Spagna, la prima fontana del celebre architetto-scultore e la prima fontana in stile barocco. Biogr. Univ. XXXI, 248. Choix 8944. Vinciana 2198. Rossetti, Roma, 6053. First edition of an unusual work with various thoughts on drowning inspired by the death of some author's friends in a shipwreck. With a vignette on title, a portrait of the author, 3 engr. folding plates and 7 text illustrations, including en engr. vignette showing for the first time Bernini's famous Barcaccia in Piazza di Spagna in Rome, i.e. the first fountain by the artist and the first in Baroque style. Contemp. vellum, gilt tile on spine; some light browning and soiling, outer margin of one plarte and one leaf torn.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Rappaport]
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        Praxis Medica Admiranda: in qua, Exempla Monstrosa, Rara, Nova, Mirabilia, circa abditas morbo rum causas, signa, eventus, atque curationes exhibita, diligentissime proponuntur..

      Lugduni, apud Ioannem-Antonium Huguetan, 1637. 1637 In -8 (cm. 17 x 11), pp. (24 cc.) 634 pp. (15 cc., l?ultima bianca). Leg. pergamena floscia. Titolo calligrafato su tassello in carta. Un alone ingiallito all?angolo alto delle prime 10 carte. Con una piccola illustrazione xilografica a p. 599 (un calcolo di forma e dimenzioni anomale rinvenuto in una vescica). Abraham Zacuth nacque a Lisbona nel 1575, in una famiglia marrana, con il nome Manuel Alvares. Dopo gli studi a Coimbra e a Salamanca, conseguì la laurea in medicina nel 1596 e tornò in Portogallo. All?età di cinquant'anni, nel 1625, emigrò con la moglie e i figli ad Amsterdam, dove tornò al giudaismo e prese il nome di Abramo. Nel 1634 pubblicò la prima edizione del Praxis Medica Admiranda, una raccolta di casi clinici rari e straordinari.

      [Bookseller: Studio bibliografico Atlantis]
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        Iusti Lipsi V.C.OPERA OMNIA..., postremum ab ipso aucta et recensita: nunc primum copioso indice illustrata, Antverpiae, ex Officina Platiniana Balthasaris Moreti, M.DC.XXXVII. Cum Privilegiis Caesareo et Principum Belgarum. // Id., id., tomus secundus [[[]]marca tipogr. incisa[]], id., id. // Id., id., tomus tertius, id., id. // Id., id., tomus quartus, id., id.

      Officina Plantiniana - Moretus Balthasar 1637 4 voll. PRIMA EDIZIONE UFFICIALE delle Opere complete di Giusto Lipsio, stampata da Balthasar Moretus. Notevoli le incisioni del vol. III, contenente il "De militia romana", il "Poliorceticon", l'' "Admiranda sive de magnitudine romana", il "De amphiteatro", il "De cruce" a vari altri trattati. Le due tavv. grandi ripiegate finali sono firmate da Iodocus Vander Baren. Brunet, III 1093; Graesse, IV 220. Primo fascicolo staccato nel vol. III, bruniture molto diffuse, aloni d''umido su varie pp.; frontespizio del vol. I inciso Cornelis Galle su disegno di Rubens, gli altri a caratteri rossi e neri e con grande marca tipogr. incisa, ripetuta poi alla fine di ciascun volume, raffigurante, in cornice figurata, una mano che traccia un cerchio con compasso; motto: "Labore et constantia". Grandi capilettera, testatine, vignette e finalini incisi, carattere tondo, corsivo e greco, testo su due colonne.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Antenore Srl]
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        La Tersicore o vero scherzi, e paradossi poetici sopra la beltà delle donne fra' difetti ancora ammirabili, e vaghe. Opera del sig. Alessandro Adimari ridotta in 50. sonetti fondati principalmente sopra l'autorità d'A. Seneca il morale, & concatenati in un capitolo. I terzetti del quale servon per argumenti.

      In Fiorenza, nella nuova stamperia d'Amadore Massi, e Lorenzo Landi, 1637, in-4, bel cartoncino settecentesco con decorazioni xilografiche policrome di piccole corolle inscritte in rombi, sguardie rifatte in carta antica, pp. 125, [3], l'ultima carta bianca. Con un finissimo frontespizio inciso in rame, iniziali e fregi xilografici. Prima edizione. Adimari fu esponente di primo piano della letteratura barocca a Firenze. Bell'esemplare.

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        Della guerra di Fiandra, descritta dal cardinal Bentivoglio

      Venetia; appresso Francesco Baba 1637 - 1645 3 tomi in un unico vol.; in 8°; pp. (10), 293, (1) + 1 tavv. incisa raffigurante l'autore; 191, (8); 238, (10); leg. pregevole in mezza pelle con angoli, titolo e fregi al dorso, piatti marmorizzati, tagli a spruzzo. Marca (aquila bicipite) sui front. Celebre opera del Cardinale B.(1577-1644), frutto della sua conoscenza delle fonti storiche e della sua esperienza come diplomatico. Fu composta in diversi anni, dal 1632 al 1639. (Gamba 1793 per ediz. orig. Graesse I, 337. Piantanida 527). Nella guerra, voluta dal Re di Spagna Filippo II per ostacolare la formazione di una federazione dei Paesi Bassi, combatte e trovo' la morte nel 1592 il valoroso capitano del Re Alessandro Farnese

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      Fiorenza, Stamperia di Pietro Nesti, 1637. 1637 In 4° (cm 30x22), pagg. (26), 465, (5) con alcuni testalini, finalini e capilettera xilografici e l'albero genealogico della stirpe d'Augusto e di sua moglie Livia. Legatura in piena pergamena rigida settecentesca con titolo su tassello al dorso, tagli rossi. Testo su 2 colonne. Traduzione in volgar fiorentino del Sig. Bernardo Davanzati "posta ricontro al testo latino, e con le postille del medesimo e la dichiarazione d'alcune voci meno intese". Opera dedicata al Principe Leopoldo di Toscana. Contiene: gli Annali in 16 libri, le Storie in 5 libri, la Germania, Vita di Giulio Agricola, Dialogo delle cagioni della perduta eloquenza. Seguono le Postille di Bernardo Davanzati ai primi sei libri della traduzione di Tacito. Ottimo e fresco esemplare. Timbro di biblioteca estinta. Bella legatura in ordine. Prima edizione del volgarizzamento di Bernardo Davanzati. Non comune. Gamba 939. Parenti Prime edizioni italiane, p. 191.

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        A True Descriptioin of His Majesties Royall Ship, Built this Yeare 1637 at Wooll-witch in Kent. To the great glory of our English Nation, and not paraleld in the whole Christian World. Published by Authoritie.

      London: Printed by John Okes, for John Aston, and are to bee sold at his shop in Cat-eaten-streete at the sign of the Buls-head, Anno 1637.. First edition. Engraved frontispiece of the ship. 4to (8 x 6 inches), pages: (6):48, later speckled quarter tan calf, buckram boards, black lettering piece. Some browning/light damp-marking to frontispiece, title dust marked. Foremargin of frontispiece shaved (as usual) otherwise with good margins throughout. Heywood's scarce account, in prose and verse, of The Sovereign of the Seas, the most celebrated man-of-war of her day. Weighing almost 16340 tons, with one hundred guns, Heywood also provides a brief history of navigation mentioning Hawkins, Frobisher, Drake and Cavendish.

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        Geometria ... Anno 1637 Gallice edita; nunc autem cum notis Florimondi de Beaune . . . Latinam versa, & commentariis illustrata . . . Francisci a Schooten.Leyden: J. Maire, 1649.

      A fine copy of the important first Latin edition of Descarte's </i>Géométrie</i> - designated by John Stuart Mill as "the greatest single step ever made in the progress of the exact sciences" Originally published in French as an appendix to the <i>Discours de la Méthode</i> (1637), Descartes' coordinate geometry was ignored in several edition of the <i>Discours</i>. It was due to Van Schooten's Latin translation, with his extensive commentaries, that Cartesian geometry was widely adopted by the mathematical community, and thus paved the way for Newton and Leibniz. Landmark Writtings in Western Mathematics no 1 (citing both the 1637 original and the 1649 edition).<br/><br/> "It was from Schooten's edition of the <i>Géométrie</i> that contemporary mathematicians lacking proficiency in French first learned Cartesian mathematics. In this mathematics they encountered a systematic presentation of the material, not the customary, more classificatory approach that essentially listed single propositions, for the most part in unconnected parallel. Further, in the Cartesian scheme the central position was occupied by algebra, which Descartes considered to be the only 'precise form of mathematics'." (DSB). <br/><br/> "[Schooten] wrote a commentary on the text, explaining and completing points where proofs or steps were missing; he laid foundations; he linked the text to the theory in other publications; he simplified arguments; and made corrections, he systemized the contents, he widened the scope of the text (i.e., he made generalizations, answered questions that Descartes had left open, worked out similar cases, proposed new problems, and extended the theory." (Jahnke, A History of Analysis, p. 47).. 4to (195 x 150 mm), pp [12] 336 [2], contemporary vellum, old signature to title (Cavanills), errata corrected throughout in a contemporary hand, a very fine copy, entirely unrestored

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        Verbessere Epistel- und Werbungs Büchlein/ darinnen begrieffen allerley Missioen und Sendbrieffe/ mit gründlichen Reguln/ Argumenten/ und Exempeln/ sampt gnugsamen darzu dienlichen Materien/ und Arten im reden/ und schreiben.

      Item/ allerhand münd- und schrifftliche Formuln/ Fürträge/ und Abdanckungen/ welche bey Werbungen/ und Legationen/ item bey Empfahung königlicher und fürstlicher Personen/ so wol auch bey Vertöbnüssen/ Hochzeiten/ Gevatterschafften/ Kindtauffen und Begräbnussen in täglichem Gebrauch gehalten werden/ mit besonderm Fleisz zusammen gebracht/ und in dieser dritten Edition mercklichen augiret. Leipzig, in verl. T. Schürers sel. Erben und M. Götzen, 1637. 8:o. (6),543,(33) s. Titelsidan inom ett typografiskt ramverk och tryckt i rött och svart. Resten av inlagan inom linjeramar. Ngt solkigt samtida pergamentbd med handskriven titeltext på ryggen och rödstänkta snitt. En gammal bläckteckning på eftersättsbladet. Bra inlaga med endast sporadiska småfläckar, t.ex. bläckfläckar på s. 364-66 och 378-86. Liten pappersförlust i nedre hörnet på s. 449. Med Reinhold Höyers namnteckning daterad 1695 och Christian Hammers exlibris.. VD17 23:278911G. Första upplagan utkom 1627

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        Den öma modren.

      Kopparstick och etsning. Signerad och daterad i plåten under bilden: "Peint à Paris par J. Blanchard 1637 / Gravé à Stockholm par P. Floding 1766". Med graverad dedikation till ständerna. 34,6 × 38 cm. (Bladet 37 × 43,3 cm.) Litteratur: E. & C. Hultmark & C. D. Moselius, Svenska kopparstickare och etsare 1500-1944 (1944), s. 103. | C. U. Palm, "Per Gustaf Floding och hans konstnärskap", Meddelanden från Föreningen för grafisk konst, 3 (1896), kat. nr 13, état 3. Ny ram, förgylld med bladguld. Syrafri passepartout.. Floding "ägnade allt sitt livliga ingenium åt att försöka frampressa större bidrag från ständerna och uppvaktade flitigt sina gynnare med dedicerade blad" (Sven Sandström i Svenskt Konstnärslexikon, 2 (1953), s. 207). Vid sin hemkomst till Stockholm från Paris 1764 kunde han inte finna någon lämplig målning att återge i gravyr, och valde därför som förlaga ett konstverk han medfört från Frankrike. Den öma modren är ett av Flodings bästa arbeten efter hemkomsten, daterat samma år som han gick segrande ur den bittra striden mot Jacob Gillberg om ledningen för en nyinrättad gravyrskola. Originalplåten finns i Nationalmuseum och tillhörde tidigare Chr. Hammers samling

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        An album of original watercolour drawings of tulips on vellum

      [Holland: seventeenth century]. Folio. (12 1/2 x 8 inches). 48 watercolours of tulips on vellum, interleaved with plain paper with horn and crown watermark, each watercolour titled in ink below image, the first watercolour signed "Grein" at the lower right. Contemporary vellum over pasteboard, contained in a modern dark green morocco box, the covers with gilt-ruled borders, the spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second, the others with elaborate repeat pattern made up from flower-sprays and various small tools. A spectacular album containing finely-executed images on vellum of all the greatest 17th century varieties of tulips: a landmark in the history of botanical art in the Low Countries, and a unique record of the bulbs that inspired the speculative financial-madness called Tulipomania. The tulip, introduced to Europe in the middle of the sixteenth century from the Ottoman Empire, experienced a strong growth in popularity boosted by competition among the wealthy for possession of the rarest varieties. The tulip rapidly became a coveted luxury item, appearing in main-stream art as a symbol of wealth and as a decorative motif on ceramics and textiles. Special varieties were given exotic names or named after popular figures of the time: generals, admirals, etc. The most spectacular and highly sought-after tulips were the so-called "broken" varieties. These had two or more vivid colours: often a base colour of white or cream with red lines, or flames to the petals. The present album is devoted exclusively to these most expensive varieties. Tulipomania eventually reached a level where fantastic, unsustainable prices were being paid for individual bulbs. In 1637, the bubble burst and the over-heated market collapsed. For some years after this, the tulip&#39;s popularity remained at a low level but by the time the present album was produced its unique beauty was beginning once again to be appreciated. Tulip albums were produced for two principle reasons. First, as a selling tool for the bulb dealers: accurate images of what the bulbs they were offering were going to look like were obviously vital and the high prices of the tulipomania era set a precedent of employing artists of a very high quality to record the colours and details of the bulbs. These albums are almost exclusively made up of drawings on paper. One of the best known examples of this type of album is probably the 1637 tulip book of P. Cos, a nurseryman from Haarlem, Holland (now in the collection of the Wageningen Universiteit en Researchcentrum). Second, albums were produced as a collective record of the ephemeral beauty of the blooms grown by individuals, either professional growers or wealthy amateurs. The present album probably falls into this latter category: the original presentation of this album is on a much more luxurious scale than trade albums. The most obvious sign of this is the fact that each of the drawings is on vellum. Vellum, especially the prepared vellum used for the present album, was an expensive luxury material and an indicator that the drawings were commissioned by a wealthy individual (in France, for instance, King Louis XIV had all his botanical drawings executed on vellum: the so-called "velins du Roi"). Tulip albums, whatever their origin, are now very rare: according to Sam Segal (a world-renowned expert on tulips and the author of "Tulips in Visual Art",) there are now only about 50 of these albums extant. This includes albums with drawings on paper and also 18th century albums; thus, the actual number of seventeenth century albums with drawings on vellum is almost certainly no more than a handful. Most albums are in institutional collections, so the present album may well be the final example offered on the open market. Sam Segal offered the following information about the present album: the artist "Grein" is an unrecorded artist, but his name "is a Dutch name known since the early seventeenth century." The paper used for the interleaves is watermarked with a horn and crown, similar to paper known to have been made in Amsterdam and Leiden from 1665. The tulip types are from this period as well, before a relative great change in form and size during the eighteenth century. The flowers themselves carry names that "are known from the 1630s and 1640s, the period of and directly after the tulipomania ...they include the very expensive types of that period, like the &#39;Semper Augustus&#39; and &#39;Viceroy.&#39; As in many tulip books meant as a catalogue of a seller of bulbs, the illustrations show many related types. That might mean that they are tulips from one nursery or one collection from which the owner gave an order to the artist to paint his collection. The names of some of the tulips could point to a possible commissioner of the album, like &#39;General Doriszlav&#39; and &#39;Grootvorst van Moscovicz.&#39;" Dash,Tulipomania , London, 1999; Goldgar,Tulipomania , Chicago, 2007; Pavord,The Tulip,London, 1999; van der Goes (editor) Tulipomanie, Zwolle/Dresden, 2004; Wijnands,Tulips portrayed, Wageningen, 1987.

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        Poems by Michael Drayton esquyer. Newly corrected and augmented

      Printed: 1637. 1563-1631 Octavo, 5 1/4 x 3.25 in. A-X12 This copy is bound in nineteenth century full red morocco, with gilt spine and edges Born within a year before Shakespeare, and dying when Milton was already twenty-three, he worked hard at poetry during nearly sixty years of his long life, and was successful in keeping in touch with the poetical progress of a crowded and swiftly-moving period. His earliest published work tastes of Tottel's Miscellany: before he dies, he suggests Carew and Suckling, and even anticipates Dryden. This quality of forming, as it were, a map or mirror of his age gives him a special interest to the student of poetry, which is quite distinct from his peculiar merits as a poet. This edition of the poems contains "The baron's wars", "England's heroical epistles", "The legend of Robert Duke of Normandy", "The legend of Matilda", "The legend of Pierce Gaveston", "The legend of Great Cromwell" and "Idea".

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      Edinburgh: Printed by Robert Young, 1637-1636.. First two works not paginated. a-b8 A-Q8 R6 1a-2i8 2k6; [2],147,[1]pp. Small folio (signed in 8s). Contemporary gilt paneled calf, rebacked to style in sympathetic brown morocco, spine elaborately gilt extra, gilt label. Printed in black letter, with decorated initials, title within typographic frame, calendar and title in red and black. Woodcut initials and ornaments. Original side panels a bit crazed and darkened, with small surface chip to one fore- tip, early ink name and annotation on first title, somewhat foxed early and late, with occasional scattered foxing, mild spotting and hand-soiling elsewhere, dark discoloration in upper fore- corner of several leaves, beginning at J4 and fading again by K3, a few headlines cut into slightly, small amateurish mend to short tear in lower blank margin of A1, slight cracking between Q7-8, early ink name in lower margin of recto of terminal leaf of third part, but generally a good to near very good, sound copy. First edition of the first Scottish Book of Common Prayer. Bound with: THE PSALMS OF KING DAVID: TRANSLATED BY KING JAMES. London: Printed by Thomas Harper. 1636. As usual, leaves R7-8, which were suppressed, are not present; leaf 2h3 is in second (&#39;blotted&#39;) of four settings noted by ESTC. There is no catchword on kk6v, and in this copy A4v, line 1, reads &#39;Do-&#39;; C1r, last line, reads &#39;ye may&#39;; D1r, line 2, ends &#39;Jerusalem&#39;; and E3v, line 5, reads &#39;exam-&#39; as per STC. The general title to THE PSALTER... is the state without the word &#39;Pointed.&#39; This controversial edition of the Liturgy was overseen by Charles I and Archbishop Laud for use by the people of Scotland. The text was drafted by John Maxwell and James Wedderburn. However, upon its first reading in churches in Scotland, the opposition was so strong that it was withdrawn from use shortly thereafter. The text eventually was influential in the compilation of the English revision of 1661-2, and served as a model for the American BCP of 1789 and its successors. GRIFFITHS 1637:9. STC 16607 & 2736. ESTC S101893/S113851 & S122902.

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        The booke of common prayer, and administration of the sacraments. And other parts of divine service for the use of the Church of Scotland

      Edinburgh: Printed by Robert Young, 1637. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 7 1/4 x 11 inches. Folio. 1 ffep + a - b (8 leaf quires) + A - Q (8 leaf quires) + R (6 leaf quire), aa - ii (8 leaf quires) + kk (6 leaf quire). Printed in two column black letter. Bookplate of Bishop Philpotts Library, Truro and manuscript note of title to feps. Kalendar printed in red and black, and numerous elaborate initial capitals. Psalter with separate title page and consecutive signatures but dated 1636. a1 and a2 supplied in facsimile. fraying and chipping to outer edges of a3, b1 to b8, and to lower corner to A1 to A4, sometimes minimally affecting a few letters of text. A few pages lightly toned, soiled in margins or closely cropped. ESTCS101893. Griffiths 1637/9. Bound with: [Alexander, William]. The Psalmes of King David: Translated by King James. London: Printed by Thomas Harpe. 1636. Second edition. [2] unnumbered pages + 147 numbered pages + [1] blank page + 1 rfep. Collates as A1 + B-N (in 6s) + O (2 leaves). Small contemporary ink gift inscription of Andrew Blaikie to upper margin of title page. Bottom margin closely cropped. Slight marginal dampstaining to top increasing toward end. Margin of last few pages chipped. Printed in single column black letter. ESTCS122902. Endpapers renewed. Bound in modern blue buckram with old spine label relaid and very light wear to head and tail of spine and corners. Scarce first edition of Scottish Book of Common Prayer which was edited by William Laud with Communion based upon the 1549 English service, and was influential on 1662 revision of English and later American Prayer Book.

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