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        L'Authoritie et Iurisdiction [Jurisdiction] des Courts de la Maiestie

      1637. London, 1637. 2nd and final edition. London, 1637. 2nd and final edition. Crompton's Classic Survey of the Courts [Crompton, Richard (d. 1599)]. L'Authoritie et Iurisdiction des Courts de la Maiestie de la Roygne: Nouelment Collect & Compose, per R. Crompton del Milieu Temple Esquire, Apprentice del Ley. Si Seuris Index, Mitisis Corde Memento, Dicito, quae Possunt Dicta Decere Senem. London: Printed by the Assignes of Iohn More Esquire, 1637. [iv], 232 ff. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and blind fillets to spine, gilt tooling to board edges. A few minor nicks and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear around corners, which are bumped, rear hinge cracked. Moderate toning to text, light soiling and small early signature to title page. A handsome copy. $750. * Second and final edition. Crompton was a bencher of the Middle Temple during the reign of Henry VIII and the author of several notable juristic works. Originally published in 1594, L'Authoritie et Iurisdiction is considered to be his principal work. It is essentially a digest of the Year Books and other cases applicable to the subject. Turning to William Fulbecke's A Direction or Preparative to the Study of the Lawe (1600), we see that its value was recognized almost immediately: "Master Crompton has taken great paynes in this study, and his books are in every man's hands, which prooveth their generall allowance, his cases are very profitable, and apt for the title to which they are applyed, and so compendiously collected, that a man may by them in a few howers gaine great knowledge" (cited in Holdsworth). On a broader scale, Crompton offers legal justification for the creation of a rigidly hierarchical "natural" society governed by a powerful monarch. This attitude, articulated by Bodin among others, was shared by several conservatives in England and Europe during the Late Renaissance. Holdsworth, History of English Law IV: 212. English Short-Title Catalogue S109078.

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        Delitiæ poetarum Scotorum hujus ævi illustrium: [Pars I - altera].

      Joan Blaeu 1637 - FIRST EDITION, 2 parts in 1 vol., woodcut printer's device on the title-pages to both parts, pp. 699; 578, [2], 12mo, original vellum, the spine re-lettered (with bad Latinity) the original lettering having faded, overlapping fore-edges, slightly soiled, headbands present but separated fron textblock, armorial Abercairny bookplate inside front cover, that of Robert J. Hayhurst opposite, good. 'Seven tenths of this remarkable national anthology consists of selections from the works of men of the N.E. of Scotland . The collection is generally estimable and drew high praise from Dr. Samuel Johnson [it 'would have done honour to any nation', he said] and other competent critics' (Bib. Aberdonensis). 'The change [in Sir John Scot of Scotsarvt's political career] no doubt partly reflected Scot's increasing absorption in the advancement of two major schemes of patriotic publication. The Amsterdam publisher Blaeu was producing a series of volumes devoted to the modern Latin verse of particular countries, and Scot recruited the Aberdeen poet Arthur Johnston to edit a Scottish contribution. Work began in the 1620s, and culminated in the two-volume Delitiae poetarum Scotorum (1637), which included some of Scot's own verse. Scot's commitment to the work was demonstrated by the fact that he visited Amsterdam to help see the work through the press, as well as paying the entire cost of printing . [Scot's] main claim to fame, however, is the literary and scholarly publications which he sponsored, outstanding given the general poverty of such patronage in Scotland in the period. The statement that learned men "came to him from all quarters; so that his house [Scotstarvit Tower] was a kind of college" (Nisbet, vol. 2, appx, 282) is exaggerated, but Scot, with his contacts with a range of Dutch and other continental scholars and his close relationship with his brother-in-law and other Scottish poets, formed a sorely needed focus for cultural activity in the country' (ODNB). Abercairny, near Crieff in Perthisre, is not so very far from Scotstarvit. (Bibliographia Aberdonensis I, p. 280)

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        Poems by Michael Drayton Esquyer. Collected into one volume. Newly corrected.

      London: Printed for John Smethwick, 1637 [xiv], 487, [1] pages. Here bound without the initial blank leaf. An additional portrait of Drayton has been added. ESTC S109927. Bound in more modern full leather. Scuff to the front board. Closely trimmed in places, but with no loss of text. Staining to the final few pages. The engraved title page by William Marshall. Bookplate of Christopher Rowe to the front pastedown.. Full leather. Very Good.

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        Les douze mois de l’Année

      Nicolas Bonnart - BONNART, Nicolas (1637-1718) [et] BONNART, Robert (1652-17??). [Les douze mois de l’Année]. Très belle suite d’estampes gravées à l’eau forte et au burin, représentant les douze mois de l’année, dans un très beau coloris de l’époque rehaussé d’or et d’argent. Né en 1637, Nicolas Bonnart grave à partir des années 1660, avant de s’établir à l’enseigne de L’Aigle, rue Saint-Jacques, où il publie un grand nombre d’estampes. Ces estampes sont d’un grand intérêt pour la connaissance du costume et de la mode sous Louis XIV. Publiées par Nicolas Bonnart, elles sont réalisées d'après les dessins de son frère Robert Bonnart. Colas I, 379  [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RIME.

      1637. IN ROMA, APRESSO MANELFO MANELFI, 1637, pp. XXVI-692.

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        Prodigi d'amore, rappresentati in varie novelle dal Dottore Montalbano. E riportati dallo Spagnolo.

      Cristoforo Tommasini,, Venezia, 1637 - In 8° (15 x 10). Pp. (8), 340. Marca tipografica al titolo. Bella copia genuina leggermente ingiallita nella sua legatura pergamena floscia. Prima traduzione, estremamente rara, redatta da Biagio Cialdini. E’ una importante raccolta di novelle composta dal letterato madrileno (1602-1638) che fu tra gli autori di ambito teatrale più controversi del XVII secolo. Le sue opere in passato sono state anche attribuite a Lopez de Vega. Una di queste (La Maggior confusione) si riferisce a un doppio incesto. GRAESSE, IV-582 cita solo traduzioni posteriori. TODA Y GUELL, Bibliografía espanyola d'Itàlia, n.3368. Questa edizione non in MICHEL-MICHEL e BL-STC Italian XVII C.

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        RECREATIONS WITH THE MUSES.

      London, printed by Thomas Harper, 1637. FIRST EDITION 1637, small folio in sixes, approximately 270 x 175 mm, 10¾ x 7 inches, divided into 3 parts, engraved architectural title page, the second and third parts with dated letterpress title pages, a few woodcut initials and headpieces, pages: (10), 1-253, (1); (4), 1-326; lacking first and last blank leaves, collation: A-X6, Y8 (-A1); (A2), B-Z6, Aa-Dd6, Ee8 (-Ee8), pagination and collation restarts after the end of Part I and then is continuous to the end of the volume, bound in full speckled calf, expertly rebacked to match, preserving the 2 previous gilt lettered red morocco labels, triple gilt border to covers with small patterned edge, gilt raised bands to spine, gilt inner dentelles (turn ins), all edges red and gilded, marbled endpapers. Leaf inserted after final page with an engraved pictorial emblem: "Societas Georgica Treiensis". Labels slightly dull, corners slightly rubbed and showing cardboard at tips, small bookplate of Charles Tennant on front pastedown, many upper margins trimmed throughout including engraved title page, the latter has a neat repair to the fore-edge margin and to 3 closed tears in the lower margin, A3-A5 repaired at upper corner without loss of printed area, the same leaves and the last 3 leaves slightly dusty in the fore-edge margin, and neat repairs to the tips of the lower corners, 3 pages have some light staining, no loss of legibility, occasional slight small stain or mark to margins, an early ink name in the margin of 2 pages, tiny hole repaired in the text on V3 with loss of 2 letters on verso, a couple of marginal tears neatly repaired not affecting text, all the repairs have been professionally done at sometime in the past, a little pale scribble in blank area of final page. A very good copy. A small number of copies have a portrait, but this may have been added only to presentation copies, Pforzheimer knew of only 6 such copies. The volume contains: Foure Monarchicke Tragedies; Doomes-day...; A Paraenesis to Prince Henry; Jonathan...The first Booke. "Although nearly every title included in this collection had been previously published, they are here completely revised and in some cases practically newly written". Pforzheimer, Library of English Literature Volume I, No.5. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        IOH. CLOPPENBVRGII, Amstelredamensis, SACRIFICIORVM PATRIARCHALIVM SCHOLA SACRA. In qua Examinatur Sacrificiorum Antiquitas, Usus, & Antiquatio. Cum SPICILEGIO. [Marke "Non Solus", "Le Solitaire" bei Willems, bei Rahir "M. 10".]

      Leiden Elzevier 1637 - 4 Blätter, 240 Seiten, 8 Blätter (Index), 2 (weiße) Blätter. (Blockstärke: 1,5 cm). Vorgebunden: [Grotius, Hugo:] SENSVS LIBRORVM SEX, QUOS PRO VERITATE RELIGIONIS CHRISTIANAE BATAVICE SCRIPSIT HUGO GROTIUS. PARISIIS (Paris). Apud JACOBVM RVART (Jacob Ruart) MDCXXVII (1627). 4 (weiße) Blätter, 1 Blatt (Titel), 1 (weißes) Blatt, 201 Seiten, 1 Blatt (Errata). (Blockstärke: 1 cm). Gesamtkollation: 4 (weiße) Blätter, 1 Blatt, 1 (weißes) Blatt, 202 Seiten, 1 Blatt, 4 Blätter, 240 Seiten, 8 Blätter, 2 (weiße) Blätter. Pergamentband der Zeit, mit fünf durchgezogenen Pergamentstreifen geheftet und mit überstehenden seitlichen Schutzkanten. Handschriftlicher, auf den Grotius-Teilband verweisender Rückentitel. (12,5 x 7,5 cm, bzw. 12 x 7 cm; Buchblock: 2,5 cm) 12°. Pieters 195 (S. 124). Willems 455. Winterthur 206. Vergl. Brunet V, col. 1721. Goldsmid I, 92. Rahir 451. Berghman 36. Socoloff I A 126. Copinger 954. Motteley (1824) 2134. Lengfeld 495. EHC 12.1637.Clo.00. Weddigen 053. Ter Meulen/ Diermanse 945 [für Grotius !] ("Les nos 944 [Leiden, J. Maire 1627] et 945 appartiennent au même tirage."). Der Pergamentband ist insgesamt etwas fleckig und leicht angeschmutzt, sowie minimal verzogen. Spätere Besitzeinträge auf dem vorderen Innendeckel und fliegendem Vorsatz, sowie auf dem hinteren Innendeckel ausradiert. Die Deckelinnenbezüge und die fliegenden Vorsätze wegen technischer Fehlkonstruktion des Einbandes durch "Aushebeln" etwas beschädigt, dennoch alles in allem ein hübscher Sammelband der Zeit. Der angebundene Grotius-Text ist eine lateinische Neubearbeitung des während seiner Inhaftierung in Loevestein entstandenen, aber erst 1622 veröffentlichten Gedichtes in niederländischer Sprache "Beweys Van den waren godsdienst In ses Boecken gestelt". Zum Erstdruck siehe Ter Meulen/ Diermanse 143. Er wurde auf Drängen Jérôme Bignons von Grotius latinisiert, dem er das Buch dann auch widmete. Neben der Druckermarke und einigen wenigen Schmuckinitialen findet sich auf Seite 1 die "Siréne noir" (Rahir 21), die auch auf der nicht paginierten, aber mitgezählten Seite 185 Verwendung fand, der "Tête de buffle velue" (Rahir 17) auf Seite 187. Provenienz: Kessler, Handel, Weddigen Auf dem vierten weißen Blatt, recto, befindet sich ein handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk "J. C. Kessler 1783. 24". Auf dem vorderen Innendeckel und dem fliegenden Vorsatz neben Einträgen unbekannter Kollegen auch die handschriftlichen bibliographischen Vermerke Weddigens. * Bitte fordern Sie bei Interesse unsere umfangreichen Anmerkungen an. * * Versand mit/ shipping with Deutsche Post oder/ or DHL. - Ask for more pics ! * 2500 gr.

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        L'Authoritie et Iurisdiction [Jurisdiction] des Courts de la Maiestie

      1637. London, 1637. 2nd and final edition. Crompton's Classic Survey of the Courts [Crompton, Richard (d. 1599)]. L'Authoritie et Iurisdiction des Courts de la Maiestie de la Roygne: Nouelment Collect & Compose, per R. Crompton del Milieu Temple Esquire, Apprentice del Ley. Si Seuris Index, Mitisis Corde Memento, Dicito, quae Possunt Dicta Decere Senem. London: Printed by the Assignes of Iohn More Esquire, 1637. [iv], 232 ff. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and blind fillets to spine, gilt tooling to board edges. A few minor nicks and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear around corners, which are bumped, rear hinge cracked. Moderate toning to text, light soiling and small early signature to title page. A handsome copy. $750. * Second and final edition. Crompton was a bencher of the Middle Temple during the reign of Henry VIII and the author of several notable juristic works. Originally published in 1594, L'Authoritie et Iurisdiction is considered to be his principal work. It is essentially a digest of the Year Books and other cases applicable to the subject. Turning to William Fulbecke's A Direction or Preparative to the Study of the Lawe (1600), we see that its value was recognized almost immediately: "Master Crompton has taken great paynes in this study, and his books are in every man's hands, which prooveth their generall allowance, his cases are very profitable, and apt for the title to which they are applyed, and so compendiously collected, that a man may by them in a few howers gaine great knowledge" (cited in Holdsworth). On a broader scale, Crompton offers legal justification for the creation of a rigidly hierarchical "natural" society governed by a powerful monarch. This attitude, articulated by Bodin among others, was shared by several conservatives in England and Europe during the Late Renaissance. Holdsworth, History of English Law IV: 212. English Short-Title Catalogue S109078.

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        Surrey.

      London: , 1637. Size: 300 × 375 mm. Framed size: 450 x 530 mm Copperplate engraving with hand colour. Presented in handmade wooden frame. Good condition, margins are very slim, slightly age toned. Folds. Some slight colour offset. This wonderful old map of Surrey comes from the third edition of Camden's Britannia. Part of the charm of this map are the (mis)spellings of the villages and county towns, which are depicted in red. All the numerous stately homes of the aristocracy, and their surrounding lands are highlighted. All decoration is mannerist in style, and there is an extensive explanation table to be found in the upper right corner.

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        Ic praestantissi mi operum posttumorum quae de ivre reliquit, tome 2 et 4

      Hervetum du Mesnil 1637 - RO20007673: 2 tomes de 1500p environ, relié cuir, dos à nerf, caisson, fleuron, et tomaison doré sur dos, armes et filet doré sur plat, tome2 : plat émoussé avec manque de 1cm en vertical au milieu gauche,2ème plat avec quelques manques, coins frottés, mors légèrement fendus, manque de 3 cm sur coiffe en tête, coiffe en pied émousée, tome 4 : grand manque sur le dos et plats, coins frottés, mors légèrement fendus.2ème page de garde avec lettrage rouge et noir, gravure sur page de titre, lettrine. seconde édition: tome2 : Sive ivlius paulus et tome 4 : "Ivrisconsulti , recitationes solemnes. In-Folio Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 94.2-Livres anciens XVII ème [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PRAXIS MEDICA ADMIRANDA:

      - IN QVA, EXEMPLA MONSTROSA, Rara, Noua, Mirabilia, circa abditas morborum causas, signa, euentûs, atque curationes exhibita, diligentissimè propununtur. [Vinheta com esfera armilar]. LVDVNI. [Lyon, França]. Apud Ioannem-Antonuvm Hvgvetan. M. DC. XXXVII [1637]. In 8º (de 16,5x11) cm com [xlviii], 634, [xxviii] pags. Encadernação em pergaminho da época. Ilustrado com uma gravura (pag. 599) da observação das pedras, ou cálculos, do sistema urinário: 'Lapidis in Vesica inventi, forma stupenda, et enormis. Huius ergo calculi monstrosam, et inauditam effigiem in lectorum gratiam ad vivum exprimire libuit'. Exemplar com leve vestígio de mancha de humidade nos primeira cadernos; e pequena assinatura de posse da época junto à vinheta da página de rosto. Obra publicada pela primeira vez em Amesterdão, em duas edições diferentes, no ano de 1634. Contém uma centúria de 148 observações médicas com diagnóstico, posologia e prognóstico, sendo muitas destas relacionadas com casos de doenças venérias. Zacuto Lusitano (1575-1642) famoso médico português de origem hebraica, (cristão-novo). Nasceu em Lisboa e foi batizado com o nome Manuel Álvares de Távora. Estudou em Coimbra e Salamanca. Viveu em Portugal durante cerca de 50 anos, dos quais 30 exerceu medicina com grande sucesso, tratando pacientes ricos e pobres. Converteu-se ao judaísmo e foi professor de ritos na Sinagoga, por precaução refugiou-se da inquisição em Amesterdão, cidade em que viveu os últimos 17 anos da sua vida, período em que se tornou conhecido na medicina europeia e publicou as suas famosas obras médicas. Binding: contemporary flexible parchment. Printed in Lyon, France. Copy with some light marginal damp stains. Ilustrated with an engraving (on pag. 599) depicting the observation of calculi at the urinary tract: 'Lapidis in Vesica inventi, forma stupenda, et enormis. Huius ergo calculi monstrosam, et inauditam effigiem in lectorum gratiam ad vivum exprimire libuit'. Zacuto Lusitano (1575-1642) is a pseudonym of the famous Portuguese medical doctor Manuel Álvares de Távora. Location/localizacao: 2-1-D-7

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        Pratique de la géometrie, sur le papier et sur le terrein où par une méthode nouvelle & singulière lon peut avec facilité & en peu de tems se perfectionner en cette science.

      Kl.8, gestochenes Frontispiz, Titelblatt, 2 Bl., 108 S. und 102 gestochene Taf., 2 Bl., Priv.-Ldr. d. Zt. m goldener Rückenprägung und Rundum-Rotschnitt, Vordere Vorsatz fehlt, von alten Händen Namenseintrag a. Frontispiz (dieser auf Deckel geklebt) und Notiz auf letzter Seite, tlw. oben min. wasserrandig. EA. - Sébastien Le Clerc, der Ältere (auch Leclerc) (* 1637-1714) Lothringer Radierer und Kupferstecher. Die rudimentärsten Kenntnisse des Zeichnens und Gravierens lernte er bei seinem Vater und dem Kupferschmied Claude Bouchard. Seine ersten Arbeiten stammen aus 1654/55. Seine erste wichtige Serie war 1658/59 Das Leben von St Benedict und Les Modes de Metz. Er studierte in Paris auch Geometrie, Perspektive und Mathematik und wurde 1660 Militäringenieur des lothringischen Gouverneur, Marschall Henri de La Ferté-Senneterre. 1665 ging er nach Paris und machte Bekanntschaft mit Charles Lebrun. Jean-Baptiste Colbert vermittelte ihn an die Gobelin-Manufaktur. Ab 1672 war er Professor für Perspektive an der Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture.

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        Cornwall olim pars danmoniorum.

      London. 1637 - Size: 320 × 405 mm. Good condition. Minor repairs to splits to central fold. Copperplate engraving with later hand colour. A highly decorative and desirable early map of Cornwall, by William Kip, based on the earlier map by Elizabethan cartographer, Christopher Saxton. Published in William Camden's "Britannia". The map is embellished with compass dividers, a sea galleon, a compass rose, a sea monster and a decorative inset of Launceston Castle. The map is very detailed featuring many towns and villages, together with hills, rivers, castles and stately homes. Originally, in 1586, Camden's work was a detailed historical and topographical description of Britain. Hole & Kip added their maps to this work in 1607.

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        Ethruscarum antiquitatum fragmenta, quibus urbis Romae aliarumque gentium primordia, mores et res gestae indicantur, a Curtio Inghiramio reperta Scornelli prope Vulterram.

      Francofurti [Florence] 1637 - In-folio, plein parchemin crème, dos à nerfs, titre à l’encre, (18) pp. de pièces limin., 324 pp. Illustré d’un grand tableau généalogique, 2 plans repliés et 2 planches en taille douce. Nombreuses figures sur cuivre et sur bois dans le texte. Soigneuse restauration marginale du faux-titre. Signature autographe au bas du titre : "Francisci Xaverii Guicciardi, Roma 1707". Humidité angulaire à 9 ff. liminaires, infime par ailleurs. Reliure un peu déréglée. Cet ouvrage de l'antiquaire Inghirami (1614-1655) fut à l'origine de la plus grande mystification en archéologie : il prétendit avoir découvert dans les papiers familiaux les traces d'une chronique d'un certain Prosper Fesulanus, ayant vécu vers - 60, et dont on retrouva des preuves concrêtes sur un site étrusque découvert peu avant. Il publia la chronique avec ses observations mais on s'aperçut vite de l'imposture, et l'affaire fit grand bruit. in-folio [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Surrey.

      London: 1637 - Size: 300 × 375 mm. Framed size: 450 x 530 mm Good condition, margins are very slim, slightly age toned. Folds. Some slight colour offset. Copperplate engraving with hand colour. Presented in handmade wooden frame. This wonderful old map of Surrey comes from the third edition of Camden's Britannia. Part of the charm of this map are the (mis)spellings of the villages and county towns, which are depicted in red. All the numerous stately homes of the aristocracy, and their surrounding lands are highlighted. All decoration is mannerist in style, and there is an extensive explanation table to be found in the upper right corner.

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        Chemin de la Croix, dédié à Monseigneur le Cardinal de Richelieu.

      - Chemin de la Croix, dédié à Monseigneur le Cardinal de Richelieu, par son humble et très obeissant serviteur S. le Clerc F. Collection de 36 planches. Raccolta completa di incisioni (mm. 85 x 60) del secolo XVII applicate su fogli bianchi in un volume in-8° con una stupenda legatura settecentesca in pelle rossa profusamente decorata in oro ne dorso e su entrambi i piani. Le artistiche incisioni raffiguranti la Passione di Cristo sono opera di Sébastien Leclerc, disegnatore e incisore all' acquaforte e al bulino, nato a Metz nel 1637 e morto a Parigi nel 1714. Rara, graziosissima > in piccolo formato. Splendida la legatura. Le Blanc, Manuel de l' amateur d' estampes, II, p. 519, nn. 17-52. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vulterra Nova Descriptio

      1637. "Veduta a volo d'uccello di Volterra di Domenicus Vadorinius (it. Vadorini) edita per la prima volta nel 1560, e poi ristampata nel 1637 come una delle tre mappe dell'opera di Curzio Inghirami ""Ethruscarum antiquitatum fragmenta..."" edita probabilmente a Firenze (il luogo di stampa riportato sul frontespizio, Francofurti, è falso). L'opera è un trattato di antichità etrusche basato su di un documento apocrifo (la cosiddetta "" Cronaca etrusca di Prosperus Fesulanus "" ) in seguito smentito d a Leone Allacci (Animadversiones in antiquitatum etruscarum fragmenta, 1642) La mappa è orientata con il Nord a destra, in basso una legenda di 73 voci. Lungo il margine superiore corre il verso latino ""Tantum aevi longinqua valet mutare vetustas"" (Virgilio, Aen. 3, 415), ovvero Tanto il tempo può cambiare le cose. Incisione su rame, qualche piccolo restauro lungo le pieghe di carta perfettamente eseguito, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione." Firenze Florence 521 401

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        Book of Common Prayer

      1637. (BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER). The Booke of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments. Edinburgh: Robert Young, 1637; Thomas Harper, 1636. Quarto, early 19th-century full polished paneled tan calf gilt rebacked with orignal spine laid down, raised bands. $13,500.First edition of the first Scottish Book of Common Prayer—the book that became a harbinger of the English Civil War—beautifully printed in Gothic type, with decorative woodcut initials throughout, handsomely bound.""In the 1630s events in the Scottish Church moved towards crisis. In 1633, using an elaborate English form of ritual, Charles was crowned at Edinburgh. Three years later, new ecclesiastical canons were drawn up for the kingdom. They enforced church furnishings of the English type, strengthened the powers of the bishops… [and] excommunicated any person who challenged the King's supremacy in church matters. Matters came to a head in 1637 with the attempted introduction of a Scottish Book of Common Prayer… drafted by Scottish bishops following the advice of Archbishop Laud. It takes a higher view of church practice than its English counterpart… [and] contains undertones of prayers for the dead and the eucharistic sacrifice. Its attempted introduction at St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh on July 16, 1637 ended in riot, and the Scottish Council promptly suspended the book"" (Aspects of the Western Religious Heritage 25). Charles I overrode the Scottish Council, insisting on enforcement of the Scottish prayer book. His order began the chain of events that led to his downfall and eventual execution; in February 1638, Scottish committees which had formed to protest Laud's Book of Common Prayer convened to sign the National League and Covenant, repudiating royal authority in Scotland. Two years later the English parliament was recalled, and by 1642 the English Civil War had begun. The majority of the text in large Gothic type, with beautiful woodcut initials throughout. Both title pages within typographical borders; first title page and Almanack printed in red and black. Without two suppressed leaves of ""Certaine Godly Prayers"" ([R7]-[R8]), almost never present. Bound with second edition of Psalter (no catchword at leaf [2k6v]—that gathering intended to be in eight leaves, but leaves [2k7]-[8] cancelled in most copies, including this one). Griffiths 1637:9. STC 16606, 16607. Mild marginal dampstaining to first two and final two gatherings, scattered throughout rest of text block. Minor paper restoration toward gutter of prayer book title page. Small abrasion to rear board. A near-fine copy, handsomely bound.

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        Antiquissimus Vulterrae Regiae Olim Thuscorum Urbis Typus Ex Monumentis Et Vestigiis Antiquitatis Desumptus

      1637. "Veduta a volo d'uccello di Volterra di Domenicus Vadorinius (it. Vadorini) edita per la prima volta nel 1560, e poi ristampata nel 1637 come una delle tre mappe dell'opera di Curzio Inghirami ""Ethruscarum antiquitatum fragmenta..."" edita probabilmente a Firenze (il luogo di stampa riportato sul frontespizio, Francofurti, è falso). L'opera è un trattato di antichità etrusche basato su di un documento apocrifo (la cosiddetta "" Cronaca etrusca di Prosperus Fesulanus "" ) in seguito smentito d a Leone Allacci (Animadversiones in antiquitatum etruscarum fragmenta, 1642) La città è raffigurata così come doveva apparire in epoca etrusca. Nella carta, viene dato grande risalto all'anfiteatro di epoca romana, di cui solo nello scorso 2015 gli scavi archeologici hanno confermato la reale esistenza. La mappa è orientata con il Nord a destra, in basso una legenda di 155 voci. Incisione su rame, qualche restauro lungo le pieghe di carta perfettamente eseguito, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione." Firenze Florence Pisa e il suo territorio: tra cartografia e vedutismo dal XV al XIX secolo; #60. 547 407

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        Discours de la methode pour bien conduire sa raison, & chercher la verité dans les sciences. Plus la Dioptrique, les Meteores, et la Geometrie. Qui sont des essais de cete Methode.

      Leiden: Jan Maire, 1637. First edition, a fine, large copy in untouched contemporary vellum, of Descartes' first and most famous work. Following the Discours, now celebrated as one of the canonical texts of Western philosophy, are three 'Essais', the last of which, La Géométrie, contains the birth of analytical or co-ordinate geometry, "of epoch-making importance" (Cajori, History of Mathematics, p. 174), designated by John Stuart Mill as "the greatest single step ever made in the progress of the exact sciences". It "rendered possible the later achievements of seventeenth-century mathematical physics" (Hall, Nature and nature's laws (1970), p. 91). The first of the Essais, La Dioptrique, contains Descartes' discovery of 'Snell's law' of refraction of light (earlier than Snell); the second, Les Météores, contains Descartes' explanation of the rainbow, based on the optical theories developed in the first Essai. "It is no exaggeration to say that Descartes was the first of modern philosophers and one of the first modern scientists; in both branches of learning his influence has been vast ... The revolution he caused can be most easily found in his reassertion of the principle (lost in the middle ages) that knowledge, if it is to have any value, must be intelligence and not erudition. His application of modern algebraic arithmetic to ancient geometry created the analytical geometry which is the basis of the post-Euclidean development of that science. His statement of the elementary laws of matter and movement in the physical universe, the theory of vortices, and many other speculations threw light on every branch of science from optics to biology. Not least may be remarked his discussion of Harvey's discovery of the circulation of blood, the first mention of it by a prominent foreign scholar. All this found its starting point in the 'Discourse on the Method for Proper Reasoning and Investigating Truth in the Sciences'. Descartes's purpose is to find the simple indestructible proposition which gives to the universe and thought their order and system. Three points are made: the truth of thought, when thought is true to itself (thus cogito, ergo, sum), the inevitable elevation of its partial state in our finite consciousness to its full state in the infinite existence of God, and the ultimate reduction of the material universe to extension and local movement" (PMM). ?PMM 129; Grolier/Horblit 24; Dibner 81; Evans 5; Sparrow 54. In October 1629 Descartes began work on The World, which included not only his Treatise on Light, first published as Le Monde in 1664, and the Treatise on Man, first published two years earlier as Renatus Descartes de Homine, but also the material on the formation of colours in the Meteors and the material on geometrical optics in the Dioptrics, both subsequently published in 1637 along with the Discourse and the Geometry. Descartes sets out the details of the treatise he was working on from mid-1629 to 1633 in part 5 of the Discourse: "I tried to explain the principles in a Treatise which certain considerations prevented me from publishing, and I know of no better way of making them known than to set out here briefly what it contained. I had as my aim to include in it everything that I thought I knew before I wrote it about the nature of material things. But just as painters, not being able to represent all the different sides of a body equally well on a flat canvas, choose one of the main ones and set it facing the light, and shade the others so as to make them stand out only when viewed from the perspective of the chosen side; so too, fearing that I could not put everything I had in mind in my discourse, I undertook to expound fully only what I knew about light. Then, as the opportunity arose, I added something about the Sun and the fixed stars, because almost all of it comes from them; the heavens, because they transmit it; the planets, comets, and the earth, because they reflect light; and especially bodies on the earth, because they are coloured, or transparent, or luminous; and finally about man, because he observes these bodies" (quoted in Gaukroger (ed.), Rene Descartes: The World and Other Writings, p. xi). But The World was never published in Descartes' lifetime. "During the years immediately following the condemnation of Galileo, Descartes held fast to his initial view that the cardinals had made a mistake, though one that was potentially dangerous for himself. His fundamental idea was that the decision involved a misunderstanding of the role of the Bible as a source of scientific knowledge. He also argued that he was not bound to accept the Roman decision as a matter of faith, and he hoped that it would be reversed in due course so that he could publish his World without fear of censure. He had to concede, however, that as long as there was no change of mind about Galileo by the church, the World would remain 'out of season' ... In these circumstances, the next-best option was to consider ways in which parts of his work that were not theologically sensitive could be released to the public. Accordingly, during the years from 1633 to 1637, Descartes spent most of his time on this project. His efforts came to fruition with the publication of the Discourse on the Method for Guiding one's Reason and Searching for Truth in the Sciences, together with the Dioptrics, the Meteors, and the Geometry, which are samples of this Method (1637) ... [It] omitted what Descartes called the 'foundations of my physics', that is, the controversial view of the universe that included heliocentrism. He offered instead some examples of the results that one could expect from his basic theory when applied to specific areas such as dioptrics. For good measure, he made sure that the book appeared anonymously. "The standard practice among scholars in the seventeenth century was to write in Latin, since that was the normal language for instruction at universities, and thus to make their publications accessible to academic readers all over Europe ... [Descartes] preferred to write in French not only because he found it easier to do so, but also because he wished to dissociate his work from the scholastic tradition that it criticizes, and because he trusted readers (including women) who had not been contaminated by school learning more than academic readers. The relative openness of women to new ideas later became one of the central features of Cartesian arguments in favour of women's education ... "[The] Discourse on method has been adopted as part of the canon in Western philosophy, as an independent text from which modern readers are expected to distill its author's seminal contribution to modern thought ... The relative accessibility of the Discourse, and the fact that the essays have lapsed with the passing of time into obsolete texts in the history of science, has even had the remarkable effect of transforming retrospectively the original core of the book into what are often referred to as its 'appendices'. Yet it is obvious that the scientific essays are the main text, and their relative size alone confirms that fact. More fundamentally, it is clear from the history of its publication that the Discourse was planned merely as a Preface to the scientific essays, and that it was written when the book was being printed partly as a concession to Mersenne's importunate requests for publication of the underlying physical theory on which the essays were based ... "Descartes' Dioptrics is designed as a discussion of the extent to which the invention of telescopes or other lenses can assist human vision. In fact, however, it is just as much a philosophical discussion of sensation and a reworking of some of the themes about perception that had been presented in the initial chapters of The World. Since he still had no definite plans for that book in 1637, Descartes offers readers a glimpse of his fundamental rejection of scholastic theories of perception by including in the Dioptrics, in the fourth discourse, a discussion of 'The Senses in General' ... "He presents a mathematical analysis of how light is reflected from smooth surfaces, such as mirrors, and how it is refracted when it travels from one medium to another (e.g., when it passes from the air into glass). In the case of reflection, Descartes argues that the angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection. In the case of refraction, he develops a mathematical analysis that concludes with the sine law of refraction, the same conclusion that resulted from independent work by the Dutch physicist Snellius. Having established these laws of reflection and refraction, Descartes needs to describe the anatomy of the eye. "It is hard to avoid the conclusion that the description of a cross-section of the eye, presented in the third discourse of the Dioptrics, is based at least in part on anatomical dissections that Descartes had done during the previous years. Without using technical terms such as 'iris', 'pupil', or even 'optical lens', he describes the various parts of the eye, including what he calls the 'optical nerve', with only enough detail to make it possible for readers to follow the discussion in subsequent chapters. However, as promised to Huygens, he does provide many diagrams to illustrate the points being made in the text ... "The fourth, fifth, and sixth discourses of the Dioptrics provide a summary of the Cartesian theory of vision and, by extension, of sensation in general. Descartes concedes at the outset that 'it is the mind which senses and not the body', or, more exactly, it is the mind insofar as it is 'in the brain, where it exercises the faculty called common sense'. This claim requires an account of how the nerves work and how they can transmit information from the external senses to the brain. Descartes adopts the common opinion of anatomists, that a cross-section of nerves shows three distinct parts: an outer membrane, an inner filament, and a very subtle matter (called animal spirits) that lubricates the gap between the outer and inner layers and thereby allows the inner tube to move smoothly within the outer membrane. If one assumes that information is transmitted from the external senses to the brain by the motion of the inner filament, one can exploit the analogy of the blind man to show that the mind can acquire reliable information without having an image of perceived objects ... "The optical part of this discussion is presented in the fifth discourse, in which Descartes accepts that an optical image resembling an object of perception is formed on the back of the eye. However, the novelty of his contribution is in the sixth discourse, in which he constructs a theory about how the information presented in this optical form can be transmitted to the centre of the brain. He repeats the general principle that 'our soul is of such a nature that the force of the movements' of the optical nerves 'makes it have the sensation of light', although 'there is no need, in this whole process, for any resemblance between the ideas that the soul conceives and the movements that cause those ideas'. The Cartesian theory is that the brain receives information from many sources apart from the optical image on the retina

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        Opera postumora quae de iure reliquit. Band 4 (von 4)

      Paris, J. Germint 1637 - 36 x 24,5 c, 12 Bll., 1524 Sp., 37 Bll., 415 Sp., 5 Bll. - Mit gest. Pörträt (auf dem Titel) Gebräunt und etwas felckig, vereinzelt mit Wurmgang im Satzspiegel Sprache: lat 4000 gr.

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        Le Nozze degli Dei favola rappresentata in musica in Firenze nelle reali nozze de Serenissimi Gran Duchi di Toschana Ferdinando II e Vittoria Principessa dUrbino

      

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        Poesie de’ Signori Accademici Fantastici di Roma

      raccolte, e stampate dal Grignano, 1637. 12mo (cm. 15,3), 272 pp., 8 cc.nn. Bel frontis. interamente inciso con motto ‘quid libet audenti’. Num.si piccoli fregi n.t. Splendida legatura romana coeva in piena pelle con ricchi decori in oro e armi, non identificate, al centro dei piatti (cuffie abilmente restaurate). Tagli dorati. Ex libris cartaceo al contropiatto anteriore. Scritte e alcune ingialliture alle carte di guardia. Qualche lieve alone, altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Edizione originale molto rara, presente - secondo ICCU - in due sole biblioteche italiane. Non in Vinciana.

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        Bibel der Natur... Leipzig, Gleditsch, 1752. 4 Bll., XII S., 1 Bl., 410 S., 7 Bll. (Register). Mit gestoch. Titelvign., 2 Textvign. und 53 gefalt. Kupfertafeln von J.C.G.Fritzsch. Folio. Gold- und blindgepr. Ldr. d. Zt. mit RVerg. und goldgepr. RTitel (etw. bestoßen, kl. Fehlstelle).

      '... worinnen die Insekten in gewisse Classen vertheilt, sorgfältig beschrieben, zergliedert, in sauberen Kupferstichen vorgestellt... Nebst H.Boerhave Vorrede von dem Leben des Verfassers. Aus dem Holländischen übersetzt' (Untertitel).- Nissen ZBI 4056 Horn-Schenkling 21797 Hirsch-H. V, 484.- Erste deutsche Ausgabe.- Posthum erschienenes Werk des bedeutenden Tieranatomen und Naturforschers Jan Swammerdam (Amsterdam 1637 - 1680). 'Er schliff Scheren und Nadeln so fein zu, daß er damit auch kleine Insekten sezieren und den Bau ihrer Eingeweide studieren konnte. In seiner 'Bibel der Natur' sind diese sehr detaillierten Studien auf eindruckvollen, großformatigen Tafeln zusammengefaßt. Berühmt sind seine anatomischen Darstellungen der Laus und besonders der Biene. Auch die Stechmücke untersuchte er in allen Einzelheiten...' (Nissen II, 284).- Sowie mit Darstellungen von Krebsen, Fröschen, Schnecken, Schmetterlingen u.a.- Textseiten 7-10 fehlen (Kopien liegen bei), Titelblatt am Plattenrand der Vignette gerissen.

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        Remaines Concerning Britaine

      London: Thomas Harper, 1637. Hardcover. Very good. Fifth edition, but the first 'edited' edition of Camden's Remains. Small 4to. Engraved portrait fronitpiece. (6), 420, (2)pp. (The final two are the Table.) 19th century full calf by Bedford. Spinbe in 6 compartments with raised bands, gilt, two leather lettering peices, gilt. Gilt rules on the boards, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate of the Lucy family. . Light wear to the spine tipes and hinges; the boards have some abrasions and the gilt is rubbed in places. The frontispiece portrait has been trimmed and mounted. Still, this is a very good copy. Edited by John Philpott, an officer, like Camden, at the College of Arms. STC 4525; Lowndes, p. 358.

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        The Interpreter: or Booke Containing the Signification of Words. Wherein is set foorth the true meaning of all . . . Words and Termes, as are mentioned in the Law Writers, or Statutes of this victorious and renowned Kingdome [etc.]. Cowley 129; STC 5901

      Second edition of Cowell's controversial yet highly regarded law dictionary (and the first entirely in English), banned and burnt by Royal proclamation upon its appearance for its absolutist definitions offending the Commons and disavowed by James. Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning, the margins cut a bit close, occasional minor worming, else well preserved; the Taussig copy. Printed [by Augustine Mathewes] for William Sheares, London, 1637.

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        A relation of a iourney begun an: Dom: 1610. Foure bookes. Containing a description of the Turkish Empire, of Aegypt, of the Holy Land, of the remote parts of Italy, and ilands adioyning.

      London: Printed [by Thomas Cotes] for Andrew Crooke, 1637. Folio (28.5 cm; 11.25"). [4], 309, [1] pp., [3] plts.; illus., facs. frontis. & folded map. Lacks final blank. Sandy's detailed and influential travelogue chronicling his adventures in Turkey, Egypt, Jerusalem, and Italy, here in the fourth edition. The DNB notes, "Sandys was an observant, inquisitive traveller and his description of the foreign cultures he encountered is remarkable for moderation and tolerance. . . . A Relation of a Journey was widely influential as a source of information on the Near East; it was used by Ben Jonson, Francis Bacon, Robert Burton, Sir Thomas Browne, Abraham Cowley, and John Milton among others."    Notably, the first edition of this work included => only the second description of Turkish coffee-houses given in English (Von Hünersdorff).    Lovely engraved illustrations are sprinkled throughout the text, many quite large and one full-page, to show the many places and people the writer encountered. Bound in (and partly adhered to one text leaf without covering type) is a => folding view of Constantinpole, this copy containing also => facsimiles of the frontispiece labeling Sandys as a "poet & traveller" and the folding map depicting the range of his travels across Europe, Asia, "Arabia," and northern Africa.    Provenance: From the Pacific School of Religion (properly released).         ESTC S116686; STC (2nd ed.) 21730; Von Hünersdorff & Hasenkamp, Coffee, p. 1316. 17th-century calf, recently rebacked with raised band spine ruled in blind, covers double ruled in blind, new endpapers; original boards rubbed and abraded. Facsimiles as above and lacking final blank; ex-library as above with rubber-stamp on title-page (pencilling on verso) and one leaf of text; "Constantinople" plate missing corner and other leaves variously with tears (mostly closed) or small holes. Red ink speckled around edge of t.-p. and first few leaves, with some edges neatly reinforced; light to moderate age-toning and waterstaining throughout with the occasional spot, short marginal tear, or tattered edge. => A book lovable for several good reasons, in a well-read copy.

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        Voyage autour du monde, fait dans les anneés MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. [...] commandant en chef lEscadre de Sa Majesté Britannique dans la mer du sud. Publié par Richard Walter. Traduit de langlois.

      kl.-4. XXIV, 363 (1) S. Mit gest. Titelillustr. u. 14 (dav. 12 gefalteten) Kupferkarten und Plänen und 20 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. u. Rückensch. 1 Taf. m. Fehlstelle im weißen Rand. kein Bildverlust. Graesse I, 141 Sabin 1637 - Zweite französ. Ausgabe. Ansichten vom Brand der Stadt Paita mit der Kriegsflotte im Vordergrund, Ansichten von Juan Ferndandes, Ansicht der Insel Tinian, Plänen und Karten (z. B. v. Argentinien. großformatig Carte de la mer du sud), - George Anson (1697-1762), war ein britischer Admiral und bedeutender Theoretiker der Seekriegskunst. 1739 erhielt er Befehl über ein Geschwader, das den Handel und die Niederlassungen der Spanier stören sollte. Er verließ England am 18. September 1740, umschiffte Kap Hoorn, brannte die Stadt Payta in Peru nieder, segelte dann zu den Philippinen und langte am 15. Juni 1744 wieder in England an. Diese Reise war auch für die zeitgenössische Geographie ergiebig, weil Anson für die genaue Untersuchung insbesondere der Isla Robinson Crusoe und der Marianen sorgte. Der Marineprediger Richard Walter verfasste nach Ansons Anleitung einen Bericht über die Expedition (Voyage round the world London 1748).

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        A relation of a iourney begun an: Dom: 1610. Foure bookes. Containing a description of the Turkish Empire, of Aegypt, of the Holy Land, of the remote parts of Italy, and ilands adioyning.

      Sandy's detailed and influential travelogue chronicling his adventures in Turkey, Egypt, Jerusalem, and Italy, here in the fourth edition. The DNB notes, "Sandys was an observant, inquisitive traveller and his description of the foreign cultures he encountered is remarkable for moderation and tolerance. . . . A Relation of a Journey was widely influential as a source of information on the Near East; it was used by Ben Jonson, Francis Bacon, Robert Burton, Sir Thomas Browne, Abraham Cowley, and John Milton among others."Notably, the first edition of this work included => only the second description of Turkish coffee-houses given in English (Von Hünersdorff). Lovely engraved illustrations are sprinkled throughout the text, many quite large and one full-page, to show the many places and people the writer encountered. Bound in (and partly adhered to one text leaf without covering type) is a => folding view of Constantinpole, this copy containing also => facsimiles of the frontispiece labeling Sandys as a "poet & traveller" and the folding map depicting the range of his travels across Europe, Asia, "Arabia," and northern Africa. Provenance: From the Pacific School of Religion (properly released).

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        Le Marcantoine ou la Cleopatre. Tragédie de Mairet.

      1637 - Édition originale de cette tragédie de Jean Mairet représentée pour la première fois en 1630 et publiée la même année que le ?Cid'. Paris, Antoine de Sommaville, 1637.In-4 de (1) f.bl., (4) ff., 92 pp., (1) f.bl. Conservé dans son vélin souple de l'époque, titre manuscrit à l'encre sur le plat supérieur, dos lisse. Petite tache d'encre au plat supérieur, petite restauration ancienne au plat inférieur sans gravité. Reliure de l'époque.222 x 162 mm. / First edition of this tragedy by Jean Mairet played for the first time in 1630 and published the same year as the ?Cid'. Paris, Antoine de Sommaville, 1637.4to [222 x 162 mm] of (1) bl.l., (4) ll., 92 pp., (1) bl.l. Preserved in its contemporary limp vellum binding, handwritten title with ink on the upper cover, flat spine. Small inkstain on the upper cover, minor small old restoration in the lower cover vellum. Contemporary binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ENDIMION. Ein Taschenbuch für Jäger und Jagdliebhaber für das Jahr 1831. Nach den besten und neuesten Hilfsmitteln bearbeitet.

      (EA) ca 15x10 cm 234 (4) Seiten mit gest. Frontispiz, gest. Titelblatt, 13 Kupfertafeln, 3 Tabellen, 3 Musikbeilagen und 16 lith. Seiten ["Verzeichnis deutscher Wildarten"] Originalkartoneinband mit illustr. Vorder- und Hinterdeckel (Einband minimal bestoßen, kleiner Namenseintrag auf Vorsatzblatt, einige Tafeln am Anfang mit leichtem Feuchtigkeitsrand oben, vereinzelt geringfügig stockfleckig, 2 Blätter und 1 Tafel mit Braunfleck sonst gutes, komplettes Exemplar) Lindner 11.1637.01. Einzige Ausgabe.

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        Relacion Universal legitima, y verdadera del sitio en que esta fundada la muy noble, insigne, y muy leal Ciudad de Mexico, cabeça de las Provincias de toda la Nueva Espana. Lagunas, Rios, y Montes que la cinen y rodean. Calçadas que las dibiden. Y Azequias que la atraviesan. Ynundaciones que à padecido desde su Gentilidad. Remedios aplicados. Desagues propuestos, y emprendidos. Origen y fabrica del de Gueguetoca, y estado en que oy se halla. Ymposiciones, derramas, y gastos que se an hecho. Forma con que se a auctuado desde el ano de 1553 hasta el presente de 1637. [Avec la suite].

      1637 - Très rare édition originale de cet ouvrage « précieux pour l'histoire de Mexico ». Mexico, 1637. Mexico, Francisco Salbago, 1637. 4 parties reliées en 1 volume in-folio de (2) ff., 31 ff., 41 ff. (chiffrés par erreur 42), 41 ff. chiffrés 1 à 28 puis 29 à 39 (les ff. 17-18 sont répétés), (1) f., 11 ff. Exemplaire complet. Relié en veau brun, dos lisse orné, gardes renouvelées, tranches rouges. Charnières frottées. Reliure de l'époque.278 x 196 mm. / Very rare first edition of this precious work for the history of Mexico City. Mexico, 1637. Mexico, Francisco Salbago, 1637.4 parts bound in 1 volume folio [278 x 196 mm], (2) ff., 31 ff., 41 ff. (misnumbered 42), 41 ff. numbered 1 to 28 and 29 to 39 ( ff. 17-18 are repeated), (1) l., 11 ff. Complete copy. Bound in contemporary brown calf, decorated spine, new endleaves, edges red. Joints rubbed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Principe libri III

      excudebant Calenzanus & Farronius socij, 1637. 12mo (cm. 13), 6 cc.nn., 182 pp., 5 cc.nn. di cui l’ultima bianca. Legatura recente in piena pergamena antica con titolo ms. al ds. Firma anticamente cancellata al frontespizio. Ottimo esemplare. Assai raro. Non in Vinciana né in Br. Libr.

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        A True Relation of all the Remarkable Places and Passages Observed in the Travels of the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Howard

      London: Printed for Henry Seile, 1637, 1637. First edition. STC 6079; ESTC S109122. Text a little dust soiled; very good copy, with full margins.. Quarto, later blind-ruled brown calf period style, gilt lettering. An account of the diplomatic mission undertaken by Thomas Howard, the Earl of Arundel, to Germany and western Europe in 1636. Howard (1585-1646) was an important art collector and cultural ambassador, and this trip to Europe, one of many he made, is notable because among his travelling companions was the famous physician William Harvey (1578-1657), who used the trip to consult with leading medical men and to demonstrate his theory on the circulation of blood. The text also includes the synopsis of a play - "Pax in Anglia" - that was written and performed for Howard and his retinue in Prague. William Crowne (1617-1682) was later a prominent colonist in North America. Bookplate of Robert S. Pirie on the front paste-down.

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        Notitia Sanctorum Ecclesiae Aurelianensis et Historia Chronologica Episcorum eiusdem Ecclesiae. Utraque e probatis auctoribus collecta opera & studio Symphoriani Guyon.

      Gilles Hotot Witwe (Viduam Aegidius Hotot), Orleans (Aurelianis) 1637 - 8 Bll., 304 S., 8 Bll. Lederband der Zeit auf 5 Bünden, mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und Stehkantenvergoldung. Sprache: Latein, Gering berieben und bestoßen; Rückengelenke am unteren Kapital etwas angeplatzt; Deckelkanten mit 4 kleinen Bezugsfehlstellen; gering stockfleckig; Vorsätze etwas leimschattig; Vordervorsatz mit einigen kleinen Wurmlöchern im Bug; Einträge von alter Hand auf der letzten (unbedruckten) Seite - schönes Exemplar. Der erste und auch einzige Druck dieser chronologischen Geschichte der Heiligen und des Bistums bzw. der Bischöfe von Orleans (1647-1650 veröffentlichte Guyon ein Werk mit ähnlicher Thematik in französischer Sprache: "Histoire de l Eglise et Diocese, Ville et Universite d Orleans") - von großer Seltenheit. Symphorien Guyon (um 1595-1657); franz. Geistlicher bzw. Weltpriester (Oratorianer) aus Orleans; Historiker; er veröffentlichte scheinbar ausschließlich zur Geschichte von Orleans. Jöcher II, 1290/ nicht im NUC. 1100 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il rapimento di Elena

      1637. Acquaforte, 1637, priva di data e firma. Con l'indirizzo dell'editore Giacomo de Rossi. Da un soggetto di Guido Reni. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, rifilata alla linea marginale, in buono stato di conservazione. L'opera raffigura il rapimento di Elena, che, mano nella mano con Paride, è seguita da una shiera di soldati. Opera rara. Ex collezione Enzenberg, Franz Jozef von (Lugt 845). Etching, 1637, wiyhout signature and date. After Guido Reni. A fine impression, printed on contemporary laid paper, trimmes to the borderline, in good conditions. Abduction of Helen, after Guido Reni; Helen and Paris walking hand in hand, followed by suite and soldiers. Lettered with name of designer, and publication address: 'Guide Raine in. Jo. Jacomo de Rossi formis Romae alla Pace'. Rare. Ex collection Enzenberg, Franz Jozef von (Lugt 845). Robert - Dumesnil I.118.11.II; Inventaire du Fonds Français 11. 288 284

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        Der Schlaraffia Zeyttungen. Ambtliches Organ der All-Schlaraffia. Nr. 228, 16./ 10. a.U. 39 bis Nr. 263, 1./ 4. a.U. 42.

      S. 1637 - 2056. OLwd. Mit allen Beilagen. - Gbrsp., Ebd. stärker berieben u. m. Resten von Aufkl., etw. fleckig, oberes Kapital eingerissen, einige Bleistift-Anm. im T., etw. gewölbt. Innen sehr gut.

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        Pratique de la géometrie, sur le papier et sur le terrein où par une méthode nouvelle & singulière lon peut avec facilité & en peu de tems se perfectionner en cette science.

      Kl.8, gestochenes Frontispiz, Titelblatt, 2 Bl., 108 S. und 102 gestochene Taf., 2 Bl., Priv.-Ldr. d. Zt. m goldener Rückenprägung und Rundum-Rotschnitt, Vordere Vorsatz fehlt, von alten Händen Namenseintrag a. Frontispiz (dieser auf Deckel geklebt) und Notiz auf letzter Seite, tlw. oben min. wasserrandig. EA. - Sébastien Le Clerc, der Ältere (auch Leclerc) (* 1637-1714) Lothringer Radierer und Kupferstecher. Die rudimentärsten Kenntnisse des Zeichnens und Gravierens lernte er bei seinem Vater und dem Kupferschmied Claude Bouchard. Seine ersten Arbeiten stammen aus 1654/55. Seine erste wichtige Serie war 1658/59 Das Leben von St Benedict und Les Modes de Metz. Er studierte in Paris auch Geometrie, Perspektive und Mathematik und wurde 1660 Militäringenieur des lothringischen Gouverneur, Marschall Henri de La Ferté-Senneterre. 1665 ging er nach Paris und machte Bekanntschaft mit Charles Lebrun. Jean-Baptiste Colbert vermittelte ihn an die Gobelin-Manufaktur. Ab 1672 war er Professor für Perspektive an der Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture.

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        Discours de la methode pour bien conduire sa raison, & chercher la verité dans les sciences. Plus la Dioptrique, les Meteores, et la Geometrie. Qui sont des essais de cete Methode.

      Jan Maire, Leiden 1637 - First edition, a fine, large copy in untouched contemporary vellum, of Descartes? first and most famous work. Following the Discours, now celebrated as one of the canonical texts of Western philosophy, are three ?Essais?, the last of which, La Géométrie, contains the birth of analytical or co-ordinate geometry, ?of epoch-making importance? (Cajori, History of Mathematics, p. 174), designated by John Stuart Mill as ?the greatest single step ever made in the progress of the exact sciences? It ?rendered possible the later achievements of seventeenth-century mathematical physics? (Hall, Nature and nature?s laws (1970), p. 91). The first of the Essais, La Dioptrique, contains Descartes? discovery of ?Snell?s law? of refraction of light (earlier than Snell); the second, Les Météores, contains Descartes? explanation of the rainbow, based on the optical theories developed in the first Essai. ?It is no exaggeration to say that Descartes was the first of modern philosophers and one of the first modern scientists; in both branches of learning his influence has been vast . The revolution he caused can be most easily found in his reassertion of the principle (lost in the middle ages) that knowledge, if it is to have any value, must be intelligence and not erudition. His application of modern algebraic arithmetic to ancient geometry created the analytical geometry which is the basis of the post-Euclidean development of that science. His statement of the elementary laws of matter and movement in the physical universe, the theory of vortices, and many other speculations threw light on every branch of science from optics to biology. Not least may be remarked his discussion of Harvey?s discovery of the circulation of blood, the first mention of it by a prominent foreign scholar. All this found its starting point in the ?Discourse on the Method for Proper Reasoning and Investigating Truth in the Sciences? Descartes?s purpose is to find the simple indestructible proposition which gives to the universe and thought their order and system. Three points are made: the truth of thought, when thought is true to itself (thus cogito, ergo, sum), the inevitable elevation of its partial state in our finite consciousness to its full state in the infinite existence of God, and the ultimate reduction of the material universe to extension and local movement? (PMM).❦PMM 129; Grolier/Horblit 24; Dibner 81; Evans 5; Sparrow 54.In October 1629 Descartes began work on The World, which included not only his Treatise on Light, first published as Le Monde in 1664, and the Treatise on Man, first published two years earlier as Renatus Descartes de Homine, but also the material on the formation of colours in the Meteors and the material on geometrical optics in the Dioptrics, both subsequently published in 1637 along with the Discourse and the Geometry. Descartes sets out the details of the treatise he was working on from mid-1629 to 1633 in part 5 of the Discourse: ?I tried to explain the principles in a Treatise which certain considerations prevented me from publishing, and I know of no better way of making them known than to set out here briefly what it contained. I had as my aim to include in it everything that I thought I knew before I wrote it about the nature of material things. But just as painters, not being able to represent all the different sides of a body equally well on a flat canvas, choose one of the main ones and set it facing the light, and shade the others so as to make them stand out only when viewed from the perspective of the chosen side; so too, fearing that I could not put everything I had in mind in my discourse, I undertook to expound fully only what I knew about light. Then, as the opportunity arose, I added something about the Sun and the fixed stars, because almost all of it comes from them; the heavens, because they transmit it; the planets, comets, and the earth, because they reflect light; and especially bodies on the earth, because [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Briefe and Accurate Treatise Concerning The Taking of the Fume of Tobacco, Which Very Many, in These Dayes, Doe Too Too [sic] Licenciously Use

      London: Printed By R. Bishop for Henry Hood, 1637. Hard Cover. Very Good. Small Octavo. 11 leaves, title page plus pages 345 - 364, printed on laid paper; 18th century binding of half leather over marbled boards. Light age-toning to text, but very good. One of the earliest works on tobacco and smoking. Tobias Venner (1577-1660) was a prominent physician in Bath and several other cities. He clearly intended for this work to outline the harmful effects of tobacco on the human body. Venner further opines that if tobacco is taken in a medicinal way, can for the time, "expell melancholie, and excite lumpish spirites." First printed by William Jaggard in 1627 and appended to Venner's "Via Recta ad Vitam Longam" beginning with the 4th edition of that work, which was printed in 1637. The present volume is from that work and is complete in itself and has its own title page.

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        L'eromena... Unito a: La Donzella Desterrada... Unito a: Il Coralbo...

      Appresso Gio. Pietro Pinelli, 1637. Tre parti in un volume, ciascuno con autonomo frontespizio e numerazione. In-4 (cm. 21), pp. 224; (8) 255 (1); (8) 192. Marche tipografiche ai tre frontespizi. Legatura del tempo in mezza pelle con punte e dorso a nervi. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Ottima edizione della celebre trilogia del letterato dalmata (1572-1644). Considato come uno dei lavori letterari che ha aperto la strada alla narrativa romanzesca itaiana. Di carattere erotico-avventuroso, sotto la corteccia di favole, narra storie del tempo. Non in Piantanida

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        A Relation of a Journey Begun An Dom 1610.

      London, Crooke, 4th. Ed. 1637. - Foure Bookes. Containing a Description of the Turkish Empire of Egypt, of the Holy Land, of the Remote Parts of Italy, and Islands adioyning. Mit gestochenem Titel, schmale gefaltete Kupfertafel (Panorama von Constantinopel), 1 gefaltete Kupferkarte, 47 Textkupfer, 1 Blatt, 309 Seiten, intakter (!) englischer Lederband der Zeit, 29 x 20 cm, Einband etwas beschabt, ohne das vordere Vorsatzblatt, 1 Textblatt mit einigen hellen bräunlichen Flecken, sonst innen sauber. Schönes Exemplar der berühmten Reisebeschreibung des englischen Reisenden, Kolonialbeamten und Dichters George Sandy (1577 bis 1644) die bereits im 17. Jahrhundert mehrere Auflagen erlebte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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