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         Constantinopolis

      Francoforte 1638 - Incisione in rame, mm 205x691. Tratta da ìNeuwe Archontologia cosmicaî di Johann Gottfried. Bellissima veduta panoramica colta dalla parte asiatica della citt? verso il Corno d'oro dove si stagliano i maggiori palazzi, moschee. Ottimo esemplare con le usuali pieghe editoriali, due strappi restaurati nel margine inferiore, lievi fioriture della carta. Copper engraving, mm 205x691. From ìNeuwe Archontologia cosmicaî di Johann Gottfried. Superb decorative panoramic view of Constantinople, with legend across the bottom, enriched by scenes of everyday life, like hunters with dogs in foreground. Across the Golden Horn it shows all historical palaces, mosques and principal buildings. Good condition with minor foxing; two restored tears in bottom margin vedutistica.

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         A Display of Heraldrie: Manifesting A more easie accesse to the knowledge thereof than hath beene hitherto published by any, through the benefit of Method; Whereinto it is now reduced by study and industry of John Guillim, late Pursuivant at Armes. The third Edition...

      2 vols. London: Printed by Thomas Cotes for Jacob Blome, 1638. 2 vols. in 1. 4to, [xvi], 1-167, 170-433, (1) pp. with 10 (lacking 11-28) pp. of Guillim's companion piece "A Most Exact Alphabetical Table, for the More Speedy Finding Out of All their Names and Surnames", separately printed, London: 1640. Numerous woodcut heraldic shields and nine large heraldic achievements, many hand-colored, decorative initials, headpieces, and tailpieces. Contemporary full brown calf, covers with double blind fillet. Title page within printed rules, considerably chipped with some loss of rules, now mounted on new paper, edgewear and occasional closed tears throughout, early ink blots and doodles, lower third of Fff4 lost (illustration of an achievement). Binding quite worn and abraded, backstrip chipped at foot and lacking label; basic repairs to the backstrip and tips, new endpapers. Bookplates of George Tuck and the College of Holy Names and stamp of Norbert Graves on front endpapers; shelf mark on backstrip. Letters of provenance tipped and laid into endpapers (see below). An interesting copy despite (perhaps even thanks to) its condition, showing evidence of enthusiastic ownership through three centuries. Third edition, corrected and enlarged by the author. John Guillim's (1550-1621) work on heraldry was the leading reference of his time. The book was originally published in 1611 with a colophon dated 1610. The more than 500 woodcuts of shields illustrate the various charges as well as the arms of named families and early seventeenth-century office-holders. The work is divided into six sections; the origins of heraldry; the basic divisions of the shield; natural as compared to man-made charges; man-made charges; patterned coats without a predominant tincture; and the marshaling of arms. The extensive and vibrant colouring in this copy is likely the work of an 18th century owner. ESTC S120342 and ESTC S120338. Provenance: This copy was deaccessioned by the College of Holy Names in Oakland, California. The two letters enclosed are from Norbert Graves to Sister Mary Ermengarde regarding his gift of the book to the college in 1958. Graves (an officer of the Stained Glass Association of America) is much delighted by an early "review" of the book he discovered in Dallaway's Inquiries into... Heraldry (1793) which he transcribes.

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         Neotericorum Principis et Franciae archiatri Universa Medicina a doctissimo et experientissimo Medico diligenter recognita, et ab innumeris mendis et erroribus, quibus priores scatebant editiones repurgata collatis inuicem vetustissimis et optimis exemplaribus.

      Genevae, Apud Jacobum Crispinum, 1638.. 3 parties en 1 volume in-8. 8 feuillets. 416 pages. pages 49-484. 397 pages. 23 feuillets. 48 pages. pages 417-647. 18 feuillets. (Interversion de cahiers). Plein veau de l'époque. Dos à nerfs muet. Filet à froid en encadrement des plats. Signets de cuir dans l'ouvrage. Coiffe inférieure manquante. Accident à la coiffe supérieure. Trous de vers au dos. Galeries de vers touchant quelques caractères. Quelques feuillets rognés courts avec atteinte au titre courant ou à la pagination. Tache d'encre. Traces de mouillure. Rare édition de Genève de la fameuse Universa Medica de Jean Fernel, médecin de Diane de Poitiers, de Catherine de Médicis et de Henri II à qui cette édition est dédicacée. Bien complet des trois parties traitant de la physiologie, pathologie et thérapeutique. On reconnaît à Fernel la création du terme "physiologie". Son ouvrage de physiologie est le premier traité dans ce domaine depuis Galien (plus de treize siècles). Il devint la référence, et ne se démodera qu'après l'acceptation de la théorie de la circulation du sang de Harvey. Interversions de cahiers: D-V8 (fin de la première partie) reliés à la fin, Aa-Cc8 venant après Dd-Mmmm8 (deuxième et troisième parties), donnant: a8, A-C8, Dd-Mmmm8, Aa-Cc8, D-V8 (dernier feuillet blanc), sans manque. Notes anciennes à l'encre brune sur les gardes.

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         Silesia Inferior

      Artist: Janssonius Johann ca ; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca1638 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 42 x 52; - description: map of Silesia; - vita of the artist: "Johannes Janssonius (Jansson),( 1588- 1664) Amsterdam was born in Arnhem, the son of Jan Janszoon the Elder,a publisher and bookseller. In 1612 he married Elisabeth de Hondt, the daughter of Jodocus Hondius. He produced his first maps in 1616 of France and Italy. In 1623 Janssonius owned a bookstore in Frankfurt am Main, later also in Danzig, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Königsberg, Geneva and Lyon. In the 1630s he formed a partnership with his brother in law Henricus Hondius, and together they published atlases as Mercator/Hondius/Janssonius.Under the leadership of Janssonius the Hondius Atlas was steadily enlarged. Renamed Atlas Novus, it had three volumes in 1638, one fully dedicated to Italy. 1646 a fourth volume came out with "English County Maps", a year after a similar issue by Willem Blaeu. Janssonius' maps are similar to those of Blaeu, and he is often accused of copying from his rival, but many of his maps predate those of Blaeu and/or covered different regions. By 1660, at which point the atlas bore the appropriate name "Atlas Major", there were 11 volumes, containing the work of about a hundred credited authors and engravers. It included a description of "most of the cities of the world" (Townatlas), of the waterworld (Atlas Maritimus in 33 maps), and of the Ancient World (60 maps). The eleventh volume was the Atlas of the Heavens by Andreas Cellarius. Editions were printed in Dutch, Latin, French, and a few times in German."

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         Historia delle guerre civili di Francia.

      - Venetia. Baglioni. 1638. 1 volume in-8, plein vélin frotté à rabats, titre manuscrit au dos, armes postérieures peintes sur le 1er plat. [16] ff. ; 1054 pp. Histoire des guerres civiles en France, de l'année 1559 jusqu'en 1598. Troisième édition, la première étant parue en 1630. Petite mouillure sur les derniers feuillets. Quelques rousseurs. Ex-libris du couvent des Augustiniens de lyon. Brunet II, 539. Davila est un militaire et historien italien. "Cet ouvrage est le plus remarquable et le plus digne de foi qui ait été écrit sur cet époque. L'ouvrage, divisé en quinze livres, contient le récit des évènements survenus depuis la mort de Henri II, en 1559, jusqu'à la Paix de Vervins en 1598. Davila attache par l'heureux enchainement de ses récits, par la manière dont il peint un assaut, une attaque, une émeute, par la netteté de ses descriptions topographiques et par sa pénétration.". Larousse VI, 163. 80 Italie Pierre

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         Stato di Milano

      Amsterdam 1638 - Carta geografica tratta da "Atlas Major" di Janssonius. Incisione in ramem alcune pieghe di carta, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensioni 540 430mm

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         THE ART OF FORTIFICATION, OR ARCHITECTURE MILITAIRE.

      Amsterdam: for John Johnson, 1638. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1638, divided into two parts, reviewed augmented and corrected by Albert Girard, Mathematician... & translated out of the French into English by Henry Hexam, Ex library copy. 4to, approximately 280 x 190 mm, 11 x 7½ inches, 40 numbered double page plates, but there are 42 in total as there are two plates numbered 2e 14 & 2e 17, engraved title page which is from the Amsterdam Dutch edition of 1627 with printed cancel slip pasted on, this is the same as the Sotheby's Macclesfield copy see note below, 44 pages to 1st part and 48 pages to 2nd part followed by a double page-table, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, handsomely rebound in full panel calf, heavy gilt decoration to spine, raised bands, maroon label with gilt lettering, new endpapers, the collation is the same as Cockle: *2, A4-F2, Aa4-Ff4; * and F are in twos. Pale staining to upper and lower margins throughout just affecting a few images, a few lower margins have small closed tears neatly repaired, 2 small neat repairs to outer margins, not affecting text, 1 page has 2 small repairs to upper margin, not affecting text, plates slightly dusty, occasional ink spot and mark, pages have horizontal crease, old ink name scribbled out on upper margin of title page, not affecting image, neat old ink name of previous owner and small pale library stamp on the blank side of title page, otherwise no more library markings. A very good copy of this rare military book. The first work on fortification in English in which the subject is treated scientifically. For though in several of the earlier books in English on the military art in general there are chapters, or sections devoted to this branch, these notices, at best, are fragmentary. Marolois' treatise describes the Dutch system, and has a table showing the dimensions of a fortification. See: Laurence Hall Fowler, The Fowler Architectural Collection of the John Hopkins University, pages 159-160; Maurice J. D. Cockle, A Bibliography of Military Books up to 1641, page 111, reference 139. See also Sotheby's, The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield part 10, page 234, reference 3640. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Flora overo cultura di fiori. Distinta in quattro libri e trasportata dalla lingua latina nell'italiana da Lodovico Aureli Perugino.

      Roma, Pier Antonio Facciotti, 1638, 4to legatura coeva in piena pergamena con tassello e snodi al dorso, pp. (16)-520-(26) con antiporta allegorica e frontespizio incisi in rame, 44 belle tavole incise in rame nel testo a piena pagina, raffiguranti diversi tipi di fiori e di giardini, e varie allegorie. Le otto figure allegoriche sono disegnate da Guido Reni, Andrea Sacco, Pietro da Cortona. Antico restauro al margine bianco superiore di pochi cm. alle prime 6 cc. che non interessa mai il testo. Prima edizione della traduzione italiana (la princeps in latino era del 1633) del primo trattato di floricoltura e di uno dei capolavori tra i libri illustrati di et... barocca. Le belle tavole sono opera di Anna Maria Vaiani. Le grandi incisioni allegoriche, compreso il frontespizio, sono di mano di J. F. Greuter e C. Mellan da disegni di Pietro da Cortona, Guido Reni, Andrea Sacchi. L'opera  divisa in quattro libri: nel I. Si tratta dell'apparecchio del giardino, l'architettura, il giardiniere, la terra, gli strumenti ecc.; nel II "Si descrivono i segnali e le differenze de' fiori"; nel III "S'insegna il modo del Piantare, Nutrire i fiori", con interessanti capitoli sulla lotta ai parassiti; nel IV "Si mostrano l'uso e le meraviglie de' fiori", come comporre i fiori nei vasi, come essiccarli per conservarli, come intervenire per aumentarne o cambiarne il profumo, la forma, i colori. Pritzel 2877. Nissen 620. Questa copia  nella versione con a pp. 99 una versione del banchetto degli dei tratta da un disegno di Pietro da Cortona.

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         THE ART OF FORTIFICATION, OR ARCHITECTURE MILITAIRE.

      Amsterdam: for John Johnson, 1638.. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1638, divided into two parts, reviewed augmented and corrected by Albert Girard, Mathematician... & translated out of the French into English by Henry Hexam, Ex library copy. 4to, approximately 280 x 190 mm, 11 x 7½ inches, 40 numbered double page plates, but there are 42 in total as there are two plates numbered 2e 14 & 2e 17, engraved title page which is from the Amsterdam Dutch edition of 1627 with printed cancel slip pasted on, this is the same as the Sotheby's Macclesfield copy see note below, 44 pages to 1st part and 48 pages to 2nd part followed by a double page-table, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, handsomely rebound in full panel calf, heavy gilt decoration to spine, raised bands, maroon label with gilt lettering, new endpapers, the collation is the same as Cockle: *2, A4-F2, Aa4-Ff4; * and F are in twos. Pale staining to upper and lower margins throughout just affecting a few images, a few lower margins have small closed tears neatly repaired, 2 small neat repairs to outer margins, not affecting text, 1 page has 2 small repairs to upper margin, not affecting text, plates slightly dusty, occasional ink spot and mark, pages have horizontal crease, old ink name scribbled out on upper margin of title page, not affecting image, neat old ink name of previous owner and small pale library stamp on the blank side of title page, otherwise no more library markings. A very good copy of this rare military book. The first work on fortification in English in which the subject is treated scientifically. For though in several of the earlier books in English on the military art in general there are chapters, or sections devoted to this branch, these notices, at best, are fragmentary. Marolois' treatise describes the Dutch system, and has a table showing the dimensions of a fortification. See: Laurence Hall Fowler, The Fowler Architectural Collection of the John Hopkins University, pages 159-160; Maurice J. D. Cockle, A Bibliography of Military Books up to 1641, page 111, reference 139. See also Sotheby's, The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield part 10, page 234, reference 3640. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Mémoires des sages et royalles oeconomies d'Estat, domestiques, politiques et militaires de Henry le Grand, l'Exemplaire des Roys, le Prince des vertus, des armes & des loix, & le père en effet de ses peuples François. Et des servitudes utiles, obéissances convenables & administrations loyales de Maximilan de Béthune l'un des plus confidens, familiers & utiles soldats & serviteurs du grand Mars des François. Dediez à la France, à tous les bons soldats & tous peuples François.

      Amsterdam, chez Aletinosgraphe de Cléarétimélée, & Graphexechon de Pistariste, s.d., (1638), - 2 tomes en un fort vol. in-folio, [4] ff. n. ch. (titre avec la fameuse vignette aux trois V verts, au lecteur), [435] pp. mal chiffrées 535 ; [4] ff. n. ch. (titre aux trois V verts, poésies liminaires), [463] pp. mal chiffrées 459, veau fauve écaille, dos à nerfs ornés de caissons richement fleuronnés, encadrement de double filet doré sur les plats (reliure de l'époque). Restaurations modernes aux coins, coiffes et charnières, rousseurs, petite déchirure avec manque de texte en haut du f. 211-212, mais bon exemplaire. Une des contrefaçons de l'édition originale des deux premiers volumes, parus du vivant de Sully et imprimés sur les presses de son château en 1638. Les deux derniers ne paraîtront qu'en 1662, à l'adresse de Paris. Notre texte ne comprend donc les papiers et mémoires de l'ancien ministre que jusqu'en 1606 : comme l'on sait, après avoir été considérés comme une source essentielle sur le règne de Henri IV, les Mémoires de Sully ont fait l'objet d'une approche hyper-critique qui est allée jusqu'à leur dénier toute valeur documentaire fiable. Comme souvent, faute d'apprécier exactement le genre littéraire, le propos de l'auteur et les strates rédactionnelles, on s'est laissé aller à majorer ou minorer indûment : tel quel, l'ouvrage contient quantité d'informations et de pièces en prise directe avec la réalité politique de la fin du XVIe siècle, et il ne peut en aller autrement en considération du rôle réel de Sully. Tel quel aussi, il est rempli de falsifications apologétiques nées de la désillusion et de la nécessité de répondre aux témoignages des autres acteurs. Il faut donc se livrer à une critique minutieuse sur chacune des parties, mais cela est justement le travail de l'historien. Brunet V, 589-90 (il faut définitivement oublier son procédé de distinction des différentes sorties de l'originale). SHF, Bourgeois & André, 2574. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         A Display of Heraldrie: Manifesting A more easie accesse to the knowledge thereof than hath beene hitherto published by any, through the benefit of Method; Whereinto it is now reduced by study and industry of John Guillim, late Pursuivant at Armes. The third Edition...

      London: Printed by Thomas Cotes for Jacob Blome, 1638. 2 vols. in 1. 4to, [xvi], 1-167, 170-433, (1) pp. with 10 (lacking 11-28) pp. of Guillim’s companion piece “A Most Exact Alphabetical Table, for the More Speedy Finding Out of All their Names and Surnames”, separately printed, London: 1640. Numerous woodcut heraldic shields and nine large heraldic achievements, many hand-colored, decorative initials, headpieces, and tailpieces. Contemporary full brown calf, covers with double blind fillet. Title page within printed rules, considerably chipped with some loss of rules, now mounted on new paper, edgewear and occasional closed tears throughout, early ink blots and doodles, lower third of Fff4 lost (illustration of an achievement). Binding quite worn and abraded, backstrip chipped at foot and lacking label; basic repairs to the backstrip and tips, new endpapers. Bookplates of George Tuck and the College of Holy Names and stamp of Norbert Graves on front endpapers; shelf mark on backstrip. Letters of provenance tipped and laid into endpapers (see below). An interesting copy despite (perhaps even thanks to) its condition, showing evidence of enthusiastic ownership through three centuries. Third edition, corrected and enlarged by the author. John Guillim’s (1550–1621) work on heraldry was the leading reference of his time. The book was originally published in 1611 with a colophon dated 1610. The more than 500 woodcuts of shields illustrate the various charges as well as the arms of named families and early seventeenth-century office-holders. The work is divided into six sections; the origins of heraldry; the basic divisions of the shield; natural as compared to man-made charges; man-made charges; patterned coats without a predominant tincture; and the marshaling of arms. The extensive and vibrant colouring in this copy is likely the work of an 18th century owner. ESTC S120342 and ESTC S120338.Provenance: This copy was deaccessioned by the College of Holy Names in Oakland, California. The two letters enclosed are from Norbert Graves to Sister Mary Ermengarde regarding his gift of the book to the college in 1958. Graves (an officer of the Stained Glass Association of America) is much delighted by an early “review” of the book he discovered in Dallaway’s Inquiries into... Heraldry (1793) which he transcribes.

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         Antique Print-WEST AFRICA-GUINEA-Blaeu-c. 1638

      - Antique print, titled: 'Guinea' - Decorative map of West Africa, including numerous animals in the interior, sailing ships and several elegant cartouches. Both the map and the sea are shown with Rhumb lines. French text on verso. Etching / engraving with hand colouring on hand laid paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined. Ref: Koeman/V.d.Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol.2, 112.2Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Willem Janszoon Blaeu' after an anonymous artist. Willem Janszoon Blaeu was born 1571 in Alkmaar. He was trained from 1594 to 1596 by the famous danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. 1599 he went to Amsterdam and founded a business as globe maker. Later he started producing map and sea charts, including his first world map in 1605. His most famous work was the "Atlas Novus" or "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum sive Atlas Novus" of 1635, which was published until 1655 in total six volumes. After Blaeu's death in 1638 his sons Joan and Cornelis continued the businees and finished the "Atlas Novus" and started an even larger work, the "Atlas Maior", which reached 12 volumes. Cartographers: A. Metius and G. Freitag. Condition: Good, given age. Some crinkles. Some brown spots. Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: BG-B7-12 The overall size is ca. 23 x 18.6 inch. The image size is ca. 20.6 x 15.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 58.5 x 47.2 cm. The image size is ca. 52.3 x 38.4 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Tesserae gentilitiae, ex legibus fecialium descriptae.

      Rome, Fr. Corbelletti, 1638. 1st edition. Folio. Full vellum, slightly grimed. Red painted edges. Sticker on the spine. (16)+678+(34) pag. Title page browned and restored. Several stamps on the first few pages. Exlibris Daniel de Bruin. Illustrated with an engraved title page, a portrait of Thaddaeus Barberinus and a full page coat-of-arms (with a stamp on it) and with hundreds of engraved family crests, visually ordered. Brunet IV, p. 573: `ouvrage rare et d'une certaine importance héraldique'. H219.

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         Antique Print-NETHERLANDS-RHINE-GELDERLAND-GERMANY-Hondius-c. 1638

      - Antique print, titled: 'Descriptio fluminum Rheni, Vahalis et Mosae ( )' - Shows that part of the central Netherlands where the three great rivers flow to within but a few kilometers of each below Wesel. The scale allows most of the larger towns to be depicted by miniature plans showing the fortifications. The upper map is of the Netherlands, along the Rhine, hosting cities such as Wageninge (Wageningen), Rheenen (Rhenen) and 's-Hertogenbosch. The bottom map is a continuation, starting around Nimmegen (Nijmegen) and Arnhem, and passes over the German border to show Emmerich (Emmerich am Rhein) and Wesel. Etching / engraving with contemporary hand colouring on hand laid paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Henricus Hondius' after an anonymous artist. Henricus Hondius II or Hendrik Hondius the Younger (1597 – 16 August 1651) was a Dutch engraver, cartographer and publisher. He was born in Amsterdam, the son of the famous cartographer Jodocus Hondius who had started a map-making business in the city. Henricus obtained the original plates of the Mercator 1569 world map, and published a 1606 version of it. After his father died in 1612 Henricus co-ran the business with his brother-in-law.[1] In 1621 opened his own company in his hometown. The first time his name was mentioned in an atlas was in 1623 when he published the fifth edition of the Mercator-Hondius atlas. After 1628 Henricus partnered with the cartographer Jan Janssonius and together they continued the business. Condition: Fair, given age. Paper slightly browned. Neatly repaired diagonal tear lower right. Minor paper separation bottom middle fold; backed. Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: BG-B7-04 The overall size is ca. 21.2 x 16.4 inch. The image size is ca. 19.5 x 14.8 inch. The overall size is ca. 53.8 x 41.6 cm. The image size is ca. 49.6 x 37.6 cm.

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         L'Ermiona del S.r Marchese Pio Enea Obizzi. Per introduzione d'vn Torneo à piedi, & à cavallo e d'vn Balletto rappresentato in Musica nella Citta di Padoua l'Anno M DCXXXVI dedicata al Sereniss.o Prencipe di Venetia Francesco Erizo descritta dal S. Nicolò Enea Bartolini, Gentilhuomo, & Academ.o Senese

      Padua, Paolo Frambotto, 1638. The illustrated libretto of an opera performed in Padua on 11 April 1636 by a travelling company of "mercenarii musici", as the prelude to a tournament in the Cavallerizza di Prato della Valle of which Obizzi was the promoter. A prose description of the horse ballet and tournament by Nicolò Enea Bartolini is interspersed throughout Obizzi's verse libretto; the music, by the Roman composer Giovanni Felice Sances, was not printed. Unlike previous operas, L'Ermiona was not commissioned to celebrate a special occasion, nor was it performed before an audience exclusively made-up of the nobility. The architect and stage designer Alfonso Rivarola (called "Il Chenda") set up a temporary wooden theatre with five vertical tiers of separated boxes accessed from the rear by corridors and common staircases. It is the first major Italian box theatre on record and had immediate influence, guiding the design of the new Teatro San Cassiano, the first public opera stage in Venice, where a year later the modern tradition of commercial opera was inaugurated. Fifteen folding engraved plates reproduce Rivarola's settings and stage machinery.Obizzi, Pio Enea degli Castello del Catajo (Padua) 1592 - 1674 L'Ermiona del S.r Marchese Pio Enea Obizzi. Per introduzione d'vn Torneo à piedi, & à cauallo e d'vn Balletto rappresentato in Musica nella Citta di Padoua l'Annomdcxxxvidedicata al Sereniss.o Prencipe di Venetia Francesco Erizo descritta dal S. Nicolò Enea Bartolini, Gentilhuomo, & Academ.o Senese. Padua, Paolo Frambotto, 1638 folio (270 × 175 mm), (60) ff. signed + 4 (engraved title printed from two matrices; publisher's dedica­tion Al Serenissimo Prencipe di Venezia; address Al Lettore with cast list Attori on verso; blank) A-O 4 (description of the action and libretto) and paginated (8) 1-112; plus fifteen unnumbered folding engraved plates (see below). Bound in the copy and not normally present are three printed scenari: 'Argomento del primo Festino' (at p.10); '...secondo Festino' (p.42); '...terzo Festino' (p.64). Apart from these minor defects to folding plates, in excellent state of preservation: plate [2] closed tear; [3] one closed and one open tear; [6] open tear. provenance Ludovico (Vico) de Gobbis, his woodcut exlibris with monogram vdg and motto 'Je fus sage je fus fou' 1 -- with Carlo Alberto Chiesa, bookseller of Milan -- Paul Gourary (1919-2007), exlibris -- sale by Christie's, 'Splendid Ceremonies: The Paul and Marianne Gourary Collection of Illustrated Fête Books', New York, 12 June 2009, lot 323 bound contemporary vellum-backed boards. The illustrated libretto of an opera performed in Padua on 11 April 1636 by a travelling company of 'mercenarii musici', as the prelude to a tournament in the Cavallerizza di Prato della Valle of which Obizzi was the promoter. 2 A prose description of the horse ballet and tournament by Nicolò Enea Bartolini is interspersed throughout Obizzi's verse libretto; the music, by Giovanni Felice Sances, was not printed. [img-2529-left-large_default] Fig.1 Title-page (page height 270 mm) Unlike previous operas, L'Ermiona was not commissioned to celebrate a special occasion, nor was it performed before an audience exclusively made-up of the nobility. The architect and stage designer Alfonso Rivarola (called 'Il Chenda', 1591 or 1607-1640) set up a tem­porary wooden theatre with five vertical tiers of separated boxes accessed from the rear by corridors and common staircases. The tiers functioned as class divisions: common citizens occupied the highest and most distant tier, the principal gentlemen and women of Padua and Venice the lowest; students and foreign nobility were sandwiched between. According to Bartolini's description (pp.6-8), spectators were assigned a time to enter the level of the box they occupied, and a new type of mixed audience was thus accommodated while preserving social hierarchies. It is the first major Italian box theatre on record and had immediate influence, guiding the design of the new Teatro San Cassiano, the first pub­lic opera stage in Venice, 3 where a year later the modern tradition of commercial opera was inaugurated. 4 The unsigned engravings reproduce Chenda's settings and stage machinery. 5 The first fold­ing plate (bound at p.11) is printed from two matrices, one (275 × 400 mm) showing the proscenium and the illustrated stage curtain, the other (55 × 50 mm, irregular) positioned above the arch and displaying the insignia of the dedicatee, Francesco Erizzo, doge of Venice (1566-1646). The fourteen other plates reproduce perspective scenes, each (circa 165 × 165 mm) framed by the same proscenium plate (the curtain now masked). 6 Steps at the front of the stage suggest that part of the performance took place on the floor of the hall (see Fig.3). [img-2530-left-large_default] Fig.2 Acti : 'Il Rapimento d'Europa', scene 2. Stage setting by Alfonso Rivarola detto il Chenda (sheet 320 × 400 mm) [img-2531-left-large_default] Fig.3 Actiii : 'Gl' Imenei', scene 5. Stage setting by Alfonso Rivarola detto il Chenda (sheet 320 × 400 mm) Before the curtain was raised, a dance was performed. Bartolini describes the scene: Along the ground of the theatre were set up two banks on which were arrayed eighty Padovan ladies of surpassing beauty and majestic manners, who, because of the excellency of their noble bearing and the luxury of their adornments, seemed to be worthy of being invited to the wedding of a goddess. To the onlookers their eyes seemed more luminous than stars when they began a stately dance to the music of violins and viols. When this was over and they had returned to their seats, the banks where they sat moved up by means of hidden wheels to a position facing the scene. Then various concerts of musical instruments made the auditorium resound. The most noble senses were so enraptured with the beautiful sight and the sound of harmony that the spectators could believe they had ascended to the skies. Then while the spectators were overwhelmed by the many delights, the music changed and the action on the stage began. 7 A ballet danced by twelve 'giovani padovani' costumed as shepherds, accompanied by nine musicians representing the Muses, concluded the opera. The Roman composer Giovanni Felice Sances (1600-1679) had been working in Padua since 1618, latterly under the patronage of Obizzi, to whom he dedicated in 1633 two volumes of cantatas (some accompanying texts supplied by Obizzi). Obizzi's libretto contains the texts of four laments, two of which employ the descending tetrachord, and that of 'Europa' enhanced by the sound of strings. The singers were mostly Romans and included Girolamo Medici, Felicita Uga, Maddalena Manelli (wife of Francesco), Anselmo Marconi, and Monteverdi's son, Francesco. According to the cast list, the role of Cadmus was sung by Sances himself. [img-2532-left-large_default] Fig.4RightInserted scenario for Acti , 'Il Rapimento d'Europa'(scenari for Actsiiandiiiare also present) Three scenari (half-sheets, circa 260 × 140 mm) summarising each act of the opera scene-by-scene are preserved in this and a few other copies (see Fig.4). 8 It is likely that these sheets were sold at the entrance of the theatre in 1636, were retained by some spectators, and bound by them in the libretto when it was published two years later. The final leaf O4 is recorded in two states, the first without and the second with errata on p.112. These copies are known to the writer • Cambridge, ma, Harvard University, Houghton Library, *IC6 Ob350 638e (first issue, without errata) • Cambridge, ma, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Harvard Theatre Collection, ts 580.168 (second issue, with errata) • Florence, Biblioteca nazionale centrale, magl .9.4.63 • London, British Library, 639.k.5 (first issue, without errata) 9 • Madrid, Biblioteca nacional, R/35564 • Milan, Biblioteca nazionale Braidense, Racc. Dramm. 5994 ('13 c. di Tav.') • New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Italian Festivals +43 (second issue, with errata) 10 • New York, Hispanic Society of America 11 • New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1955 (55.515.4) • New York, New York Public Library, Spencer Collection 1638 12 • New York, Pierpont Morgan Library, 077404 13 • Padua, Biblioteca civica, BP.769 • Padua, Biblioteca universitaria, 36.c.36 14 • Paris, Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra National de Paris - Garnier 15 • Paris, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, Fonds Rondel 16 • Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Yd-24 (second issue, with errata) • Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Yd-1477 ('sans les pl.') • Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Dép. des Estampes ('12 pl. et titre gr.') • Rome, Biblioteca musicale governativa del Conservatorio di musica S. Cecilia 17 • Rome, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Vittorio Emanuele II, 35. 5.F.1.1 • Toronto, University, Fisher Rare Book Library, 777794 18 • Uppsala, National Library of Sweden, rar :137 G d Ermiona • Venice, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, dramm. 0005. 003 • Venice, Biblioteca del Conservatorio statale di musica Benedetto Marcello, Torrefranca • Venice, Biblioteche della Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Rolandi, Grande Formato • Vicenza, Biblioteca civica Bertoliana, B 008 012 006 • Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, +35.C.38 (Mus. S) 19 • Washington, Folger Shakespeare Library 20 • Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, A: 298.1 Hist. 2 ̊ references Leone Allacci, Drammaturgia di Lione Allacci: accresciuta e continuata fino all'annomdcclv (Venice 1755), col. 304; Staatliche Kunstbibliothek, Katalog der Ornamentstichsammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek, Berlin (Berlin 1939), no. 4115 (destroyed 1939-1945); Cesare Molinari, Le nozze degli dèi: Un saggio sul grande spettacolo italiano nel Seicento (Rome 1968), p.91 and figs. 47-61; Claudio Sartori, I libretti italiani a stampa, dalle origini a 1800: catalogo (Cuneo 1991), iii, no. 9160 1. Exlibris (91 × 80 mm), designed and cut circa 1948-1955 by Alberto Zanverdiani (1894-1977). 2. On Obizzi's activities as a promoter of spectacles, see Claudia Di Luca, 'Tra "sperimentazione" e "professionismo" teatrale: Pio Enea ii Obizzi e lo spettacolo nel Seicento' in Teatro e Storia 11 (1991), pp.257-303; and her 'Pio Enea 2. Obizzi promotore di spettacoli musicali fra Padova e Ferrara' in Seicento inesplorato: l'evento musicale tra prassi e stile: un modello di interdipendenza (Como 1993), pp.499-508. Antonella Pietrogrande, 'I tornei padovani di Pio Enea degli Obizzi' in Il gran teatro del barocco, 1. Le capitali della festa, 1,1. Italia settentrionale, edited by Marcello Fagiolo (Rome 2007) pp.329-330 and fig. 1 (title-page). 3. Per Bjurström, Giacomo Torelli and Baroque Stage Design (Stockholm 1961), pp.34-36, 38-39; Irving Lavin, 'On the Unity of the Arts and the Early Baroque Opera House' in 'All the world's a stage-': Art and pageantry in the Renaissance and Baroque, Part 2: Theatrical spectacle and spec­tacular theatre, edited by Barbara Wisch and Susan Scott Munshower (University Park, pa 1990), pp.519-579 (especially p.552 notes 40-41). 4. L'Ermiona is generally regarded as the decisive antecedent of the commercial Venetian opera; see Pierluigi Petrobelli, 'L'Ermiona di Pio degli Obizzi ed i primi spettacoli d'opera veneziani' in Quad­erni della Rassegna musicale 3 (1965), pp.125-141; Ellen Rosand, Opera in Seventeenth-century Venice: The creation of a genre (Berkeley 1991), pp.69-72; and Franco Piperno, 'Opera production to 1780' in Opera production and its resources, edited by Lorenzo Bianconi and Giorgio Pestelli (Chicago 1998), pp.7-9. Francesca Gualandri, 'Spettacoli, luoghi e interpreti a Venezia all'epoca della Didone' in La Fenice prima dell'Opera 2005-2006, no. 7, pp.45-48, speculates that Chenda's sets were transferred from Padua to Venice where they were reused for various productions. 5. For this scenery, and especially the symbolic representations of Venice, see Anna Laura Bellina, 'L'armonia del buon governi. Un'immagine di Venezia nel dramma per musica del primo '600' in Letteratura italiana e arti figurative, edited by Antonio Franceschetti (Florence 1988), ii, pp.685-690. 6. The first act, 'Il Rapimento d'Europa', in ten scenes, is illustrated by three plates, bound respectively after p.16 (scene 2), p.30 (scene 5), and p.39 (scene 8); the second act, 'Gli Errori di Cadmo', in five scenes, by two plates, at p.53 (scene 4) and p.55 (scene 5); and the third act, 'Gl' Imenei', in thirteen scenes, by nine plates, at p.65 (scene 1), p.69 (scene 2), p.76 (scene 4), p.85 (scene 5), p.88 (scene 6), p.92 (scene 7), p.98 (scene 8), p.99 (scene 9), p.105 (scene 10). According to Bartolini (p.65), the libretto of the third act was written by 'Sig. Abbate Tonti'. 7. Bartolini, p.8; translation by George R. Kernodle, 'General Introduction: The Renaissance Stage' in The Renaissance Stage: Documents of Serlio, Sabbattini and Furttenbach, edited by Barnard Hewitt (Coral Cables, fl 1958), pp.3-4. 8. Libreria Vinciana, Autori italiani del '600, compiled by Sandro Piantanida, Lamberto Diotallevi, and Giancarlo Livraghi (Milan 1948), no. 226 (inserted at pp.10, 42, 54). 9. Dennis E. Rhodes, Catalogue of seventeenth century Italian books in the British Library (London 1986), p.624. 10. Ex-libris Bruno Brunelli Bonetti. View a digital version in the Beinecke Library's Digital Images Online database (link). 11. Clara Louisa Penney, Printed books 1468-1700 in the Hispanic Society of America (New York 1965), p.390. 12. Ex-libris Giacomo Soranzo (1742) -- E.F.D. Ruggieri (sale 1873, lot 799). 'The plate facing p.89 is a duplicate of that facing p.16, with a different scene mounted over the original one within the border.' 13. Donald M. Oenslager (1902-1975); Gift of Mrs. Donald M. Oenslager, 1981. 14. Maria Ida Biggi, in Le muse tra i libri: il libro illustrato veneto del Cinque e Seicento nelle collezioni della Biblioteca universitaria di Padova, catalogue of an exhibition held at Palazzo Zuckermann, Padua, 11 September-18 October 2009, edited by Pietro Gnan and Vincenzo Mancini (Padua 2009), pp.142-143 no. 28 (plate for Act iii, scene 5 reproduced). 15. Located by Suzanne P. Michel, Répertoire des ouvrages imprimés en langue italienne auxvii e siècle conservés dans les bibliothèques de France (Paris 1976), vi, p.30 (also locating copies in the Arsenal and Bibliothèque Nationale de France). 16. Ex-libris Edward Gordon Craig. Bibliothèque nationale (France), Enrichissements de la Bibliothèque nationale de 1945 à 1960: dons et acquisitions (Paris 1960), p.212 no. 1224 (acquired 1957). 17. Exhibited Illusione e pratica teatrale: proposte per una lettura dello spazio scenico dagli Intermedi fiorentini all'opera comica veneziana, catalogue of an exhibition held at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, edited by Franco Mancini, Maria Teresa Muraro, Elena Povoledo ([Vicenza] 1975), p.61 no. 17. 18. Beatrice Corrigan, Catalogue of Italian Plays, 1500-1700, in the Library of the University of Toronto (Toronto 1961), p.68. 19. Europäische Theaterausstellung, Wien, Künstlerhaus, 20. September-5. Dezember 1955, catalogue of an exhibition by Franz Hadamowsky and Heinz Kindermann (Vienna [1955]), p.67 no. 11. 20. Louise George Clubb, Italian plays (1500-1700) in the Folger Library: a bibliography with introduction (Florence 1968), pp.170-171 no. 634 and fig 11.

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         Opera quae extant omnia. Typis simul commissa, permultisque mendis quibus passim scatebant, diligentissime repurgata.Lutetiae Parisiorum, sumptibus viduae Nicolai Buon, via Iacobæa, ad insigne S. Claudij, prope Mathurinenses, 1638.

      Lutetiae Parisiorum, sumptibus viduae Nicolai Buon, via Iacobæa, ad insigne S. Claudij, prope Mathurinenses 1638 - Cinque parti in tre volumi volumi di cm. 36, pp. (102), 1740 col., pp. (48); pp. (4), 2132 col., pp. (52) + 1 c.b.; pp. (4), col. 1621-2548, pp. (24), 808 col., pp. (8), 556 col. + 1 c.b. Numerosissime belle testatine, finalini e capilettera xilografici, frontespizi in rosso nero con magnifiche vignette incise in rame. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli ms. al dorso. Tracce d'uso alle legature (piatti del secondo volume piuttosto anneriti), lievi aloni sparsi con il margine esterno bianco di alcune carte leggermente frastagliato, macchiette e naturali fioriture dovute alla qualità della carta. Esemplare nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Charles du Moulin (1500-1566), oltre che valente giureconsulto, fu pensatore di enorme importanza nel panorama dottrinale della prima metà del Cinquecento. Trapelate le sue simpatie luterane, Clemente VIII condannò, alla stregua forse del solo Machiavelli, tutte le sue opere al rogo. In seguito, queste poterono ricevere ristampe sotto lo pseudonimo di Gaspar Caballinus. Nel 1564, conclusosi da poco il Concilio di Trento, il du Moulin s'affrettò a dichiararlo nullo pubblicando allo scopo il suo "Consiglio sul fatto del Concilio di Trento". Accusato d'aver suscitato sedizione e discordia fu incarcerato in seguito ad una sofferta delibera parlamentare e negli ultimi anni di vita ebbe modo di scontrarsi, oltre che con i cattolici, anche e soprattutto con i calvinisti. Questa monumentale raccolta include consilia, trattati e commentari di diritto civile, commerciale, canonico e criminale, nonché decine di opere di economia, politica e teologia. Verosimilmente prima edizione dell'Opera omnia. Cfr. Iccu; Sapori, 1101, per la sola edizione del 1658. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Antique Print-ASCENSION ISLAND-PORTUGUESE FLEET-Linschoten-1638

      - Antique print, titled: 'Vera effigies et delineatio insulae Ascenscio [.] - Waerachtighe affbeeldinghe en verthooninghe vant eylant Ascencion [.]' - Decorative and panoramic views of the island of Ascension. Three elevations provide perspective of the rugged topography. The ocean is filled with delightful illustrations of sea life and a fleet of Portuguese ships. The sheet is then richly embellished with two beautiful compass roses and three elaborate scrollwork cartouches. Ascension Island is an isolated volcanic island in the equatorial waters of the South Atlantic Ocean near St. Helena. Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. Watermark: Coat of arms. From a French ed. of 'Itenerario [ ].': 'Histoire de la Navigation de Jean Hughes de Linschot aux Indes Orientales. [ ]', by H. v. Linschoten, 3rd. ed., published in Amsterdam by Evert Cloppenburgh in 1638. This work informed Europeans of the 16th century Portuguese trade and navigation in south Asia. This opened the way for Dutch (Indonesia) and English (India) colonization. The work consists of 3 parts; the first focused on Goa, the Portugese hub in India and related trade and navigation. It also exposed opportunities in the East Indies. The second part describes the navigation of the coasts of West Africa around the Cape of Good Hope to Arabia, together with the coasts of the New World, and island to island in the East Indies. The third book covers Florida, the Caribbean, and Brazil (Description de l'Amerique .). The work was first published in Dutch in 1595/6. Later editions incorporated the work of Bernard Paludanus (1550-1633), and others. Linschoten's maps are among the earliest maps to show the region of south Asia in detail.Made by 'The Van Doetecum Brothers' after 'Jan Huygen van Linschoten'. The Van Doetecum Brothers were active in Antwerp and later in the Northern Netherlands in the second half of the 16th. Century. Joannes van Doetechum / Deutecum / Deutekum / Deutechum the elder (c.1570-1630) was a Dutch 16th. c. engraver and editor from Deventer. He is the brother and worked with the engraver Lucas van Doetechum. He is the father of the engraver and printer Baptista van Doetechum and Johannes van Deutechum the younger. Jan Huygen van Linschoten (ca. 1563-1611) was a Dutch bookkeeper, merchant, explorer, draughtsman and author, who was instrumental for the development of Dutch exploration into Asia. He copied secret Portugese seacharts and is particularly known for his work: 'Itinerario, voyage ofte schipvaert, naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien inhoudende een corte beschryvinghe der selver landen ende zee-custen.' The geographic, botanical, historic and ethnic elements in his books are mostly based on earlier Portuguese sources. Condition: Good, given age. Original middle fold as issued. Light creasing. A few light stains. Remains of paper on rear from binding. Rear blank. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 14 x 11.9 inch. The image size is ca. 12.6 x 9.8 inch. The overall size is ca. 35.5 x 30.3 cm. The image size is ca. 31.9 x 25 cm.

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         Discorsi e Dimostrazioni Matematiche, intorno a due nuove scienze Attenenti alla Mechanica & i Movimenti Locali,.con una Appendice del centro di gravita d' alcuni Solidi

      Appresso gli Elsevirii, Leyden 1638 - First edition, and a very fresh and attractive copy of Galileo's last and greatest work; it is the first modern textbook of physics and the foundation of modern mechanics. The two new sciences that the book pioneers are the engineering science of strength of materials and the mathematical science of kinematics.the physics of bodies in motion subject to the force of gravity. After centuries of attempts dating back to Aristotle, the elusive holy grail of physics which this book finally addressed was no less than a precise mathematical description of the "law of fall." Galileo's contribution in book two of this volume constituted a necessary precursor for the monumental revelations by Isaac Newton in his own scientific masterwork of 1687, The "Principia." Galileo's "Discorsi" has few superiors in the hierarchy of science's greatest books: Newton's Principia is one of those few. This book is bound in contemporary vellum over boards. In very good condition throughout, the binding completely sound and the pages fresh and virtually free from noticeable browning or foxing except for a few occasional and small very faint spots which in no way detract from the book. Several contemporary ink notations in margin; two small corner chips in red leather spine label. Collation is verified complete. Housed in a beautifully crafted and handsome green morocco box. Today, it is very difficult to find such a fine example on the market at any price. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         History Naturall And Experimentall, Of Life and Death. Or Of the Prolongation of Life

      Printed by John Haviland for William Lee, and Humphrey Mosley, London 1638 - [30], 395 [i.e. 435]pp, [3]. With an initial imprimatur leaf, an additional imprimatur on p.395 [i.e.435], and a terminal blank leaf. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, recently rebacked to style, recent contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Boards a trifle marked, some wear to corners. Recent plain endpapers, nineteenth-century ownership inscription to verso of title, light damp-staining throughout, single instance of ink underlining and marginal annotation. A translation of philosopher Francis Bacon's (1561-1626) study on the prolongation of life Historia vitae et mortis, the second section of the third part of his projected Instauration magna, made by his amanuensis William Rawley (c.1588-1667). ESTC S100506, STC 1158. Size: 12mo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Lac de Geneve / Genffer Zee. / Lacus Lemanus.

      Amsterdam: Amstelodami Sumptibus Henrici Hondii & Ioannis Ianssonii, 1638, - 37,5 x 49,2 cm, Superbe carte coloriée d?époque avec la Savoie et Le Mont Maudite. Texte au verso en latin. Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte aus: Gerhard Mercator, Jodocus Hondius: Atlantis novi pars secunda, exhibens Germaniam Inferiorem, Galliam, Helvetiam, atque Hispaniam encadrée (47x58 cm). Recht unten ausgemalte Titelkartusche, Mitte: Kartusche mit Maßstab., links oben dritte Kartusche, alle ausgemalt. Papier gebräunt. Umgebung des Genfer Sees. Text in lateinischer Sprache a. Rs.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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         Acta sacri oecumenici Concilii Florentini.Romae, typis Sac. Congr. de Fide Propaganda, 1638.

      Romae, typis Sac. Congr. de Fide Propaganda 1638 - Cm. 32,5, pp. (16) 455 (17). Con 3 belle tavole f.t. incise finemente in rame e raffiguranti gli episodi relativi al Concilio Fiorentino incisi nella Porta maggiore di S. Pietro di Roma. Legatura coeva in mezza pergamena con punte e carta decorata ai piatti; dorso a 4 grossi nervi con titoli ms. Firma di possesso alla parte alta del frontespizio. Manca la carta di guardia iniziale, trascurabili forellini al dorso, strappetto e minima mancanza al margine superiore bianco del frontespizio, alcune carte brunite o arrossate. Esemplare in buono stato di conservazione. Orazio Giustiniani (1580-1649), nato a Chio in Grecia ma di famiglia genovese, fu cardinale e storico. Curò l'edizione degli atti del Concilio di Firenze (1438-1446) fino ad allora disponibili parzialmente solo in lingua greca. Il concilio è narrato dalle sue sessioni a Basilea (1431-37), dove prevalse la teoria della superiorità del Concilio sul papa, fino al trasferimento a Ferrara e poi a Firenze dove il tema centrale fu il tentativo di unione della chiesa latina con quella greca. L'opera ha il pregio di presentare i testi delle varie bolle d'unione: non solo con i greci, ma anche con armeni, giacobiti, siri, maroniti ed etiopi. Rara edizione originale. Cfr. Iccu; Moreni, I, 446. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Il Decameron.

      Venice: Pietro Maria Bertano, 1638. Scarce 17th century edition of Boccaccio's masterpiece. Octavo, bound in early full vellum over boards, spine lettered by hand. In very good condition with some normal wear and tear, contemporary name to the title page. The Decameron is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375). The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death, which was afflicting the city. Boccaccio probably conceived the Decameron after the epidemic of 1348, and completed it by 1353. The various tales of love in The Decameron range from the erotic to the tragic. Tales of wit, practical jokes, and life lessons contribute to the mosaic. In addition to its literary value and widespread influence (for example on Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales), it provides a document of life at the time. Written in the vernacular of the Florentine language, it is considered a masterpiece of classical early Italian prose.

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         Gesamtansicht ('Dortmündt in Westphalen').

      - Kupferstich aus Thesaurus Philo-Politicus . (Meisner Schatzkästlein), 1638, 10 x 14,5

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         Summa Theologica

      Maturin Henault, Parigi 1638 - Volume in folio rilegato in pergamena, titolo al dorso,sguardie, primo frontespizio a 2 colori, grande vignetta incisa in rame col santo, 5 cc non numerate,259 pp,I carta, secondo frontespizio,5 cc,tavola doppia,397pp, 3 cc, terzo frontespizio,6cc. 449pp,10 cc non numerate, 68 cc appendici e indici.Eccellente edizione di buona rarita’. 1 volume in folio, parchment bound, title to the back, 2 coloured frontispieces, large copper engraved vignette with the Saint, 5 cc unnumbered, 259 pp, 1 blank, second frontispiece, 5 cc, double table, 397 pp, 3 cc, third frontispiece, 6 cc. 449 pp, 10 cc unnumbered, 68 cc appendices and indexes. Excellent edition of good rarity.

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         Neotericorum Principis et Franciae archiatri Universa Medicina a doctissimo et experientissimo Medico diligenter recognita, et ab innumeris mendis et erroribus, quibus priores scatebant editiones repurgata collatis inuicem vetustissimis et optimis exemplaribus.

      Genevae, Apud Jacobum Crispinum, 1638. - 3 parties en 1 volume in-8. 8 feuillets. 416 pages. pages 49-484. 397 pages. 23 feuillets. 48 pages. pages 417-647. 18 feuillets. (Interversion de cahiers). Plein veau de l'époque. Dos à nerfs muet. Filet à froid en encadrement des plats. Signets de cuir dans l'ouvrage. Coiffe inférieure manquante. Accident à la coiffe supérieure. Trous de vers au dos. Galeries de vers touchant quelques caractères. Quelques feuillets rognés courts avec atteinte au titre courant ou à la pagination. Tache d'encre. Traces de mouillure. Rare édition de Genève de la fameuse Universa Medica de Jean Fernel, médecin de Diane de Poitiers, de Catherine de Médicis et de Henri II à qui cette édition est dédicacée. Bien complet des trois parties traitant de la physiologie, pathologie et thérapeutique. On reconnaît à Fernel la création du terme "physiologie". Son ouvrage de physiologie est le premier traité dans ce domaine depuis Galien (plus de treize siècles). Il devint la référence, et ne se démodera qu'après l'acceptation de la théorie de la circulation du sang de Harvey. Interversions de cahiers: D-V8 (fin de la première partie) reliés à la fin, Aa-Cc8 venant après Dd-Mmmm8 (deuxième et troisième parties), donnant: a8, A-C8, Dd-Mmmm8, Aa-Cc8, D-V8 (dernier feuillet blanc), sans manque. Notes anciennes à l'encre brune sur les gardes.

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         Il Decameron.

      Pietro Maria Bertano, Venice 1638 - Scarce 17th century edition of Boccaccio's masterpiece. Octavo, bound in early full vellum over boards, spine lettered by hand. In very good condition with some normal wear and tear, contemporary name to the title page. The Decameron is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375). The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death, which was afflicting the city. Boccaccio probably conceived the Decameron after the epidemic of 1348, and completed it by 1353. The various tales of love in The Decameron range from the erotic to the tragic. Tales of wit, practical jokes, and life lessons contribute to the mosaic. In addition to its literary value and widespread influence (for example on Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales), it provides a document of life at the time. Written in the vernacular of the Florentine language, it is considered a masterpiece of classical early Italian prose. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Francisci Baconi, Baronis de Verulamio, Vice-Comitis Sancti Albani, Operum Moralium et Civilium Tomus.

      Edward Griffin [John Haviland, Francis Constable and John Bill] for Richard Whitaker [and John Norton] 1638 - First collected edition in Latin, three parts in one volume; second issue, with the inclusion of the third part, the preliminaries of the Instauratio Magna followed by the Novum Organum, made up from unsold sheets of the 1620 first edition (London: John Bill, 1620). Small folio, bound mostly in sixes, 30.2 x 20.3 cm overall, the pages 29.2 x 19.4 cm. Full contemporary vellum, the spine lettered “Baconi VERULAMII Scripta” between rules in brown ink, all edges cut and stained blue. Collates (16), 386 (i.e., 384) pp., first part (the frontispiece portrait of Bacon, attributed to Wenceslaus Hollar, repositioned following A6); (16), 475, [1] pp., second part; (8, of 12), 172, 181-360, 37, [1] pp., third part (not including the initial unsigned bifolium with initial blank and engraved title), a complete example of this variant collation, the signature register continuous notwithstanding numerous errors in pagination. Front spine split but holding at top 8 cm of joint, 3.5 cm straight and 2.5 cm circular closed tears in vellum on front cover, covers moderately stained and worn at extremities, separations of pastedowns along flaps, tears in top and bottom 3 cm of gutter of general title, tiny wormholes in front board through first signature, one continuing cleanly in center of page though three-quarters of first part, and a few scattered others in the text block, none affecting any legibility, overall minor occasional staining, foxing and toning throughout, three instances of two or three lines crossed out and one of miniscule marginalia in Latin in old brown ink, the general title showing relative wear and soiling, otherwise the text block in excellent condition, generally clean, tight and strong, the sheets of Novum Organum particularly bright and fresh. Inscription dated 1650 of Magister Karl Schröder, Konrektor of the Domschule of Riga in 1648, on first blank recto; armorial bookplate of Samuel Cabot on front pastedown (of the family which settled in Massachusetts Colony). STC (2d ed. 1986) 1110; Gibson 197. The Operum Moralium et Civilium Tomus was first issued (STC 1109, Gibson 196) in two parts, the first including the Historia Regni Henrici Septimi, Sermones Fideles (from the Essayes of 1625), De Sapienta Veterum, Dialogus de Bello Sacro and Nova Atlantis, the second including the De Augmentis Scientiarum of 1623 (“Instaurationis Magnae Pars Prima”) and the Historia Naturalis et Experimentalis of 1622 (“Instaurationis Magnae Pars Tertia”). (There are nine sectional title pages in the first two parts, besides the general title.) The third part was appended in the same year, comprising the unsold sheets of the 1620 first edition of the Novum Organum, in its second issue with the errata and the colophon of John Bill alone on cancel e3. Apart from the inclusion of the third part itself, this second issue of 1638 is differentiated by the addition of a single line of text on the general title, following the bracketed contents of the second part: “Adjecti sunt, in Calce Operis, Libri duo Instaurationis Magnae.” (This copy does not include the unsigned bifolium with initial blank and engraved title found at the beginning of some copies of the third part; the present variant state, typical according to Gibson, conforms with copies in three of the five North American libraries listed in ESTC Online, including the Huntington Library copy digitally reproduced in Early English Books Online.) This collected Latin edition compiled by William Rawley, Bacon’s literary protégé and private chaplain, includes in part Bacon’s original Latin work, in part his own translations and expansions of his earlier English and “praeterquam in paucis” (as the general title states) translations by Bacon’s other “good pens” (Jonson and Hobbes are among those nominated). The inclusion of the Novum Organum in first edition sheets here reunites the sweeping scheme of the Instauratio Magna, Bacon’s magnum opus and a pinnacle in the history of thought. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Philosophia Moysaica. In qua sapientia & scientia creationis & creaturarum . explicatur. - Philosophiae Moysaicae sectio secunda in qua fundamenta radicalia tam sympathiae sive attractionis naturalis, aut coitionis concupiscibilis, & consequenter omnis magneticae curationis . demonstrantur. Responsum ad Hoplocrisma-Spongum M. Fosteri Presbiteri, ab ipso, ad unguenti armarii validitatem delendam ordinatum.

      P. Rammazenius, Gouda 1638 - 3 Parts in 1 volume. Folio (304 x 200 mm). [4], 152 (i.e. 144); 30 leaves. Half-title, engraved title illustration to both parts of the Philosophia Moysaica, and over 30 illustrations (4 engravings and 26 woodcuts) in text. Without the final errata leaf. Signatures: (*)4 A-Nn4; A-G4 H2. Contemporary limp vellum, spine titled in manuscript (covers somewhat soiled, spotted and shriveled). Light browning and spotting of text, inner margin with scattered light rust spotting, leaf K4 with tear in blank fore-margin outside text, closed tear in Aa2 without loss, corners of first two leaves frayed. Provenance: illegible ink signature to half-title and lower pastedown, faint old stamp to first title. A very good copy in an untouched contemporary binding. ---- Caillet 4036; Ferguson I, p. 284; Gardner 237; NLM/Krivatsy 4140; Shaaber F150; Wellcome 2331. FIRST EDITION. This is Robert Fludd's last (posthumous) work, the mature expression of his philosophy. In it, deeply informed by arguments drawn from alchemical and cabbalistic sources, he delves into the mystical origins of all things, which he believed built upon the three primary elements of darkness, light, and the waters or the Spirit of the Lord. A significant thinker in the Rosicrucian tradition, he had earlier written against Kepler's criticisms of his theories. This cosmogenic work is significant in part simply because it does delve into the origins of the universe in a quasi-scientific fashion, and Fludd's thought, while flawed, was profound and insightful. The second work here is part of the weapon-salve controversy, Fludd's position coming from his Paracelsian philosophy as a physician (the belief that treating the weapon treated the injury was common at the time and part of that corpus of medicine. Many physicians of the period subscribed to this doctrine, rooted in sympathetic magic, most notably Kenelm Digby, whose "powder of sympathy" was applied on that basis). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Eigentliche Abbildung der Schantzen Caloo, Verbroek, und Feuerschen und wie solche von den Holländern befestigt und wie sie von den Spanischen wieder daraus geschlagen worden. Anno 1638.

      The whole engraving consists of two superimposed separate views. On the top is a battle on the banks of the Scheldt, the right is a church; in the shallow water drift some sailing boats and many drowning soldiers. The bottom image is drawn in the form of a map with a view on the Scheldt; here are shown fortifications and many fighting soldiers. On the bottom of the pictures is the legend: 1-18. In 1638 Cardinal Infante Ferdinand, governor of the Spanish Netherlands, fought successfully against the Dutch and French armies. Finally, he was able to expel the invaders from the land. The Dutch built some hills around the Scheldt. In the battle which sparked by an attack of the Spaniards against these buildings, many soldiers were drowned, but the hills were finally able to be occupied by the Spaniards. This collision occurred in the 1638. Etching on paper, lower border trimmed on platemark; total: 297 x 372 mm. PH4F

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         Tesserae gentilitiae, ex legibus fecialium descriptae.

      Rome, Fr. Corbelletti, 1638. 1st edition. Folio. Full vellum, slightly grimed. Red painted edges. Sticker on the spine. (16)+678+(34) pag. Title page browned and restored. Several stamps on the first few pages. Exlibris Daniel de Bruin. Illustrated with an engraved title page, a portrait of Thaddaeus Barberinus and a full page coat-of-arms (with a stamp on it) and with hundreds of engraved family crests, visually ordered. Brunet IV, p. 573: `ouvrage rare et d'une certaine importance héraldique'. H219

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         Recueil d'emblemes divers

      Jacques Villery, Paris 1638 - Later full calf, light wear at edges, new endpapers, scattered mostly minor soiling and foxing, minor paper faults, clean overall. Volume 1 of 2, extra engraved title and 68 emblems. (32), 679pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). One volume of the 2-volume set. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Inventory No: 046447. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         La Perspective Curieuse ou Magie Artificiele des effets Merveilleux: de l’optique, par la vision directe, la catoptrique, par la reflexion des miroirs plats,...

      Paris: Chez Pierre Billaine, 1638. Paris:: Chez Pierre Billaine, 1638., 1638. 6to. [xxiv], 120, [2] pp. Engraved frontis. (by Pierre Daret), 25 engraved copper plates (1 double-page). Original full blind-stamped calf, spine with gilt rules and title; spine neatly replaced, extremities rubbed. Bookplates of Newbattle Abbey Library, [First] Earl of Ancram [Sir Robert Kerr (c. 1578–1654)] and the Honorable William Marquiss of Lothian (General William John Kerr, 5th Marquess of Lothian, 1737-1815). Fine. ANAMORPHOSES AND THE THEORY OF PERSPECTIVE. First edition, with a fine provenance, of Niceron’s important treatise on perspective, geometrical optics, and anamorphic projection, which gains added significance in the history of science for containing (in Book IV) â€

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         De Calculo Renum & Vesicae Liber singularis. Cum epistolis & consultationibus magnorum virorum.

      Leyden, Elsevir, 1638, 12, (16), 305, (15) pp., Pergamenteinband der Zeit feines Exemplar. First Medical Treatise to contain an Endorsement of Harvey's Discovery!The rare first edition of Johan van Beverwijck's (1594-1647) monograph present in the first book (pp. 1-208) Beverwijck's treatise on calculi in the kidney and bladder. The second part (pp. 209-305) contains letters addressed by Beverwijck to some prominent physicians, including Nuñez, Back, Saumaise, and Zacuto whom he consulted on that subject, along with their replies. Several consilia by Sanctorius, Spiegel, Horst, and others follow.At the end of 1637 Beverwyck wrote a letter to Harvey in which he expressed his admiration for Harvey's discovery of blood circulation. At the same time he sent him a copy of the present book. It is the first medical treatise to contain an endorsement of Harvey's discovery, a remarkable fact in view of the negative attitude within the academic circles in Holland. The passage in question "Harvei doctrina de Circulatione sanguinus comprobata" (pp.20-24) is discussed by Walter Pagel in his William Harvey's Biological Ideas (1967), who reproduces the title-page of our book and two pages of the passage on Harvey. Harvey replied to Beverwijck's letter in April 1638, praising his book as "learned and elegant, and truly original." Osler notes the significance of Beverwyck's correspondence with Harvey but was unable to obtain a copy of this rare book.Beverwijck , was born in Dordrecht on 17 November 1594. He was the son of Bartholomeus van Beverwijck ( -1615), a textile trader, and Maria Boot van Wezel, a relative of Vesalius. On 25 May 1611 he matriculated at Leiden University to study arts and philosophy but switched to medicine He is said to have taken his doctoral degree with a disputation on apoplexy, but this almost certainly refers to a disputatio exercitii gratia, a public or private disputation meant as an exercise (see Lindeboom, 128). In 1615 Van Beverwijck and Cornelis van Someren (1593-1649) travelled to Caen, Paris, Orléans, Montpellier and Avignon. He also visited Rome and Siena. Meanwhile in this last town he contracted the plague. Van Beverwijck also visited Bologna and Padua, where he entered the university as a student of medicine on 14 May 1616. Under the supervision of Hieronymus Fabricius ab Aquapendente (1537-1619) he graduated on a disputation on the 79th Aphorism of book IV (De calculo) of Hippocrates. On his return journey he visited Basle and Leuven (Louvain) in the company of a Dutch physician called Buggen. In Dordrecht Van Beverwijck set up a medical practice. On 8 November 1625 he was appointed town physician of Dordrecht in succession to Jorden van Foreest (1568-1625). On 25 October 1634 Van Beverwijck inaugurated the anatomical theatre of Dordrecht with a speech on the necessity of anatomy with the "Oratie van de nootsakelickheyt der anatomie" (1634). He also became professor of medicine and anatomy at the Illustrious School (founded 1635) as well as librarian (since 1636) and administrator (1648) of the municipal library in succession to Jacob Cats (1577-1660). Van Beverwijck was a prolific writer, publishing several books on practical medicine in Dutch, like Schat der gesontheyt (1635-1636) and Schat der ongesontheyt ofte genees-konste van de sieckten (1642), as well as literary works (Spaensche Xerxes, 1640) and essays on historical topics ('t Begin van Hollant in Dordrecht, 1640). In 1639 Van Beverwijck published Van de wtnementheyt des vrouvvelicken geslachts, a collection of texts (prose and poetry) in praise of (famous) women. In 1644 he also published Epistolicae quaestiones, a work on several popular subjects containing the answers of great men. Van Beverwijck's friends include a wide range of intellectuals, like Sir Kenelm Digby (1603-1655), Constantijn Huygens, Menasseh ben Israel (1604-1657) and Anna Maria van Schurman (1607-1678). Epistolica quaestio de vitae termino, fatali an mobili (Dordrecht, 1634 other edns., 1636, 1639, 1651) Lof der chirurgie ofte gespreck over de weerdigheyt, oudtheyt, ende nootsakelijckheyt van de heel-konste (Dordrecht, 1635) Kort bericht om de pest voor te komen (Dordrecht, 1636) De calculo renum et vesicae (Leiden, 1638) Van de blauw-schuyt, de eygene ende gemeene sieckte van Hollandt, Zeelandt, Vrieslandt (Dordrecht, 1642) Autarkeia Bataviae, sive introductio ad medicinam indigenam (Leiden, 1644) Medicinae encomium (Rotterdam, 1644). Keynes, The Life of William Harvey, pp. 271-73. Murphy, History of Urology, p. 78. Willems 463. II. Hirsch I, p.441 Krivatsky 1192. Wellcome I: 836 Benjamin Coll. 86 Kiefer Coll. 59 NNBW I, 328

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         1638 1ed Moses Maimonides Sepher Ha-Madah Fundamentals of Judaism Hebrew Jewish

      Amstelodami, apud G. & I. Blaev, 1638. First edition. - 1638 1ed Moses Maimonides Sepher Ha-Madah Fundamentals of Judaism Hebrew Jewish RARE Jewish Exegetical & Apology Abravanel A rare, first Latin edition of Maimonides’ ‘Sepher Ha-Madah’ or “The Book of Knowledge.” This 1638 printing is paired with Isaac Abravanel’s commentary “Liber capita fidei”. These two Judaica works were edited by Wilhelm Heinrich Vorstius, a friend of Menasseh Ben Israel. Vorstius, a Christian, had trouble accepting the ideas expressed by Maimonides, even though Maimonides philosophical ideas in his works helped systematize and influence Jewish thought. Each title page includes Hebrew title above the Latin title. Item number: #1211 Price: $750 ABRAVANEL, Isaac; MAIMONIDES, Moses Liber de capite fidei in quo continentur radices & capita vel principia religionis - Constitutiones de fundamentis legis Amstelodami, apud G. & I. Blaev, 1638. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 2 titles in 1 o Liber de capite fidei - [8],148 o Constitutiones de fundamentis legis - 118, [10] • Binding: Leather • Language: Latin, Hebrew • Size: ~8in X 6.25in (20cm x 16cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1211 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Klaghte over Cornelia Vos[sius]. Aen de selve, z.p., z.j. Plano.

      "1638 [februari] Gedicht ondertekend: I. v. Vondel Betreft het verdrinken tijdens een schaatstocht van Cornelia Vossius, dochter van de hoogleraar Gerardus Johannes Vossius, in februari 1638. Onbeschreven variant op Unger 302 en Schuytvlot 144, die een niet ondertekend gedicht beschrijven; niet bij Bouman; niet bij Nieuweboer".

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         La Perspective Curieuse ou Magie Artificiele des effets Merveilleux: de l'optique, par la vision directe, la catoptrique, par la reflexion des miroirs plats,...

      Paris:: Chez Pierre Billaine, 1638., 1638. 6to. [xxiv], 120, [2] pp. Engraved frontis. (by Pierre Daret), 25 engraved copper plates (1 double-page). Original full blind-stamped calf, spine with gilt rules and title; spine neatly replaced, extremities rubbed. Bookplates of Newbattle Abbey Library, [First] Earl of Ancram [Sir Robert Kerr (c. 1578-1654)] and the Honorable William Marquiss of Lothian (General William John Kerr, 5th Marquess of Lothian, 1737-1815). Fine. ANAMORPHOSES AND THE THEORY OF PERSPECTIVE. First edition, with a fine provenance, of Niceron's important treatise on perspective, geometrical optics, and anamorphic projection, which gains added significance in the history of science for containing (in Book IV) "perhaps the first published reference to Descartes' derivation of the law of refraction (1638) and thus gains some historical significance" - DSB. The work is famous for its study of the application of illusion to optical science: "The classic phase of anamorphosis, during which it came to relate vitally to a series of scientific and theological concerns, occurred in France and Rome in the 1630s and 1640s. The theorist at the centre of the Paris-Rome developments was Jean-François Niceron" - Kemp. "This richly illustrated manual on perspective revealed for the first time the secrets of anamorphosis and trompe l'oeil. It contained the first published reference to Descartes's derivation of the law of refraction. First published in 1638 with 25 plates only, Niceron's work was later enlarged by Roberval in a far inferior edition (1663). Divided into four Books, the first Book presents briefly the fundamental geometrical theorems, and then develops a general method of perspective, borrowing heavily from Alberti and Dürer." - gogeometry.com. Jean-François Niceron (1613-1646), born in Paris, was a French mathematician, Minim [Catholic] friar, and painter of anamorphic art, on which he wrote the ground-breaking book, "La Perspective Curieuse." He travelled widely throughout Europe and was and awarded a professorship in Rome. Provenance: Sir Robert Kerr (c. 1578-1654) was a Scottish nobleman. His son Charles inherited the title, though ultimately the title merged with that of Lothian, thus the second bookplate. REFERENCES: Martin Kemp, The Science of Art: Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat, Yale University Press, 1992; Vagnetti, 391-393; DSB X, p. 103; Berlin Katalog 4713. See: Christie's sale 3534. See: Ivan Moscovich, The Magic Cylinder Book, Tarquin Publications; Martin Gardner, "Anamorphic art", Scientific American, vol. 232, no 1, pp. 110-116, January 1975; Richard Gregory, Mirrors in Mind, W.H. Freeman, New York, 1996; Jonathan Miller, On Reflection, National Gallery Publications, London, 1998; Ernst Gombrich, Art and Illusion, Phaidon Press, Oxford, 1977. FULL TITLE: La Perspective Curieuse ou Magie Artificiele des effets Merveilleux: de l'optique, par la vision directe, la catoptrique, par la reflexion des miroirs plats, cylindriques & coniques, la dioptrique, par la refraction des crystaux ... Oeuvre tres-utile aux peintres, architectes, graveurs, sculpteurs...

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         Ornements pour servir aux peintres, & grave[urs].Paris, G. Duchange, 1710. With engraved title-page and 5 (of 6?) engraved plates. With: (2) LEMOYNE, Jean. Ornemens inventez & gravez.Paris, Jean Bairain, 1676. With engraved title-page and 5 engraved plates, and added at the end an engraved plate by Bernard Picart. All plates mounted within passepartout leaves. 2 works in 1 volume. Folio. 19th-century half calf.

      Ad 1: Guilmard, Les maítres ornamentistes, p. 102; Berlin Kat. 341; ad 2: Berlin Kat. 341; for Lemoyne see: Thieme-Becker XXIII, p. 32; Jessen, pp. 212-213. Attractive collection of 2 ornamental print series (second and first edition respectively) by the French engraver Jean Lemoyne (1638-1713), who was closely connected to the studio of Jean Bérain (1640-1711). His style was attractive and modern: "...früh in sein Rankenwerk [hatte er] auch die kommende Mode, Linien- und Bandzierat, geschmiegt." (Jessen). The engraved ornaments include (mythological) animals and figures, grotesques, flowers, garlands, etc. Both of the present works by Lemoyne were engraved in the studios of Bérain, which can be seen in the resemblance of Lemoyne's and Bérain's fantastic and decorative grotesques. Added at the end is the engraved title-page of the print series Premier des magnifiques carosses de Monseigneur le duc d'Ossuna, by the French engraver Bernard Picart (1673-1733), also showing ornaments and figures. The plates illustrated the ornate sculptural coach used for the entry of the Duke of Osuna into the Dutch city of Utrecht in 1713.Ad 1 lacking 1 plate: Guilmard mentions 6 plates, while Berlin Kat mentions 7. Plates slightly browned, some slightly soiled, with a few small spots, or creased, otherwise in good condition. Binding worn along the extremities, especially the spine, but still good.

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         Grammatica Arabica; cum varia praxios materia, cujus elenchum versa dabit pagella.Leiden, Johannes Maire, 1656. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. Mid 19th-century half tan calf, gold- and blind-tooled spine.

      Schnurrer 81 & 220; Smitskamp, Philologia orientalis 72; STCN (7 copies). Third edition, expanded and edited by Jacobus Golius, of Erpenius's classic Arabic grammar. The present edition is augmented with an Arabic chrestomathy that Fabricius had published in 1638. Erpenius (1584-1624) revolutionized Arabic scholarship in Europe and made the Netherlands the most important European centre of Arabic studies before he died of the plague in 1624. His grammar remained the standard work in the field for two centuries. With the owner's inscription on a free endleaf, and a meticulously lettered note on p. 42 of the Lockman fabels. Some small defects, but otherwise in very good condition, with only a small marginal tear repaired and an occasional minor and mostly marginal spot or stain. Binding with a restoration at the head and foot of the spine but otherwise good, with slight wear at the hinges and extremities. The best edition of a classic Arabic grammar.

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         1638 Large Folio KJ Bible- Cambridge - Bible of William Bridges-Emmanuel College

      - King James bible plus the Book of Common Prayer. William Bridge signature, extensive references, this was the pulpit Bible at Emmanuel college from 1638-1645. Used by famous puritan ministers who preached there. This large folio Bible, preceded by the Book of Common Prayer, was published in 1638 in Cambridge by Thomas Buck and Roger Daniel. The publication information on the title reads, "Printed by Thomas Buck and Roger Daniel, Printers to the University of Cambridge. Annon Dom. 1638." According to David McKitterick of Trinity College, Cambridge, Buck and Daniel also printed the first edition of George Herbert's The Temple (1633), the works of Thomas Fuller, the first appearance of Lycidas (1638), and the first major edition of Bede (1643). They were also printers to the English Stock of the Stationers' Company, the first major publishing conglomerate in England. It is in overall good condition with repaired pages and title. A portion of I/II Timothy was missing, and has been rewritten on blank pages in historic manuscript. On the title is the signature of Wilhelm Bridges, followed by the notation, "Coll. Emmanuel Soc." Today, membership in the Emmanuel society is automatic for Members of Emmanuel College. Emmanuel College was founded by Sir Walter Mildmay in 1584, Emmanuel College is located near the center of Cambridge, where this Bible was published. Mildmay developed Protestant leanings during his early adulthood and throughout his various political positions he always sought to protect Protestants and their interest. Building his Emmanuel College on a site formerly home to the Dominican Friars, he extended the intensity of their education to his Protestant students. Even today students an study theology in the school; however, its program has greatly extended into other areas of learning [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht.

      - Kupferstich aus Meisner Schatzkästlein, 1638, 10 x 15

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