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        Della historia memorabile di Luigi XI Re di Francialibri dieci del signor pietro Mattei Consigliere, & Historiografo del Rè Henrico IV, il grande, Tradotti in ogni fedeltà di francefe in italiano Dal M. R. Sig. D. Girolamo Canini d'Anghiari, ne' quali fi scorge, quanto di eccelente, e di fublime può produrre la più fina ragione di stato; E si vede maestreuolmente ritratto al viuo il perfetto modello d'un principe politico. con due copiofe Tavole: una de' Sommarij de ciafcun Libro; l'altra delle cose Notabili; Confacrata dall'Illuftrifs. & Eccelentifs. Sig. Marchese Ferdinando Riario, Conte, Senatore di Bologna, Cameriere di sua Maestà Cefarea, e nobile Veneto.

      Preffo il Barezzi, 1638 - In Venetia (Venise), Preffo il Barezzi, 1638. In 4 de [8]-547-[27]pp., reliure en plein parchemein rigide postérieur récent, dos lisse, titre doré sur une pièce de titre rouge imprimée sur le cuir, surlignés et soulignés d'une frise dorée, date dorée en pied, mouillure dans les angles supérieur et inférieur internes de feuillets en début de volume, mouillure dans l'angle inférieur externe des derniers feuillets, rousseurs éparses, quelques feuillets très légèrement brunis,texte sur la moitié des pages de très nombreuses et importantes notes dans les marges, gravures en bandeau, grandes lettrines historiées, petits fers et grands fers en culs-de-lampe, bon et bel exemplaire. Pierre Mathieu (Matthieu) (1563 Pesmes-1621 Toulouse), étudia chez les Jésuites et fit des études de droit à Valence, obtenant son diplôme d'avocat en 1589. Il exerça sa profession au Présidial de Lyon. Fidèle à la ligue catholique et au Duc de Guise, il entra à la cour de France et devint un proche d'Henri IV, ce qui lui permit d'étre un historiographe et un mémorialiste des événements qui s'y déroulèrent. Il écrivit plusieurs tragédies: "Clytemneste", ''Esther'', ''Aman'', "Vashti'', il fut accusé de plagiat par Agrippa d'Aubigné. Il fut l'auteur de plusieurs recueils historiques: ''Histoire des derniers troubles", ''Histoire de Louis XI'', proposée ici dans sa traduction italienne, ''Histoire de France et des choses advenues aux provinces estrangeres durant sept années de paix''. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Trier.".

      1638 - Kupferstich aus Meisners Schatzkästlein, 1638/78. ca. 9,5 x 14,5 cm. Ansicht der Stadt Trier, im Vordergrund allegorische Darstellung. Rechts oben Petrus-Wappen. Titelleiste "Liber, libera, liberi et liber". Unterhalb der Darstellung "Liberum amans pater est, cui libera libra, liberq. Liber, Liberius, Liber et ipse pater.". Darunter die freie deutsche Übersetzung "Bißweiln man was Lateinisch spricht, So wohl laút es im Teútschen nicht. Als Kinder, Búch, Wag und Freÿ sein, Trifft im Latein fast überein." Wappen und Numerierung "D68" rechts oberhalb der Darstellung wurden durch den Verleger Paulus Fürst hinzugefügt, der die Kupferstiche erneut 1638 bis 1678 veröffentlichte.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        Flora overo cultura di fiori del P. Gio. Battista Ferrari Sanese della comp. di Giesù distinta in quattro libri e trasportata dalla lingua Latina nell'italiana da Lodovico Aureli Perugino

      Pier'Antonio Facciotti 1638 - Rome, Pier'Ant. Facciotti, 1638. In 4 de [16]-520-[28]pp., reliure en plein parchemin souple de l'époque, quelques petites salissures et taches sur les plats et sur le dos, un petit trou de ver à la tête du dos, début du titre et nom de l'auteur manuscrits à l'encre noire à la tête du dos, frontispice gravé dans un cadre décoré aux armes d'Anna Colonna Barberini (à laquelle le livre est dédié), index en début de volume, belle gravure allégorique et 45 planches gravées sur cuivre à pleine page représentant des pots de fleurs et des compositions florales, ex-libris manuscrit à l'encre noire au dos de la page de titre avec de légères traces de colle probablement dues à un ex-libris, signature d'appartenance à l'encre noire sur la page de titre, quelques rousseurs, papier roussi sur certains feuillets, sans gravité, galeries de vers dans l'angle supérieur interne de quelques feuillets, touchant parfois très légèrement le texte (sans en altérer la lecture et la compréhension) ou le bord de certaines gravures sans gravité; sans les toucher, mouillure sur l'angle inférieur externe des derniers feuillets, bel exemplaire. Première édition en italien (le livre fut publié en latin en 1633 et la seconde édition italienne fut imprimée en 1646), de cet un ouvrage devenu désormais un classique de la culture et de l'usage des fleurs, tout premier ouvrage de floriculture. L'oeuvre se divise en quatre parties: le livre I. traite de l'architecture, de la fabrication des parterres, allées, labyrinthes, donnant en exemple les jardins de Francesco Caetani. Le second livre est dédié à la culture de fleurs telles que les liliacées, narcisses, hyacinthes, anémones, dont certaines nouvellement introduites en Europe, quelques specimens provenant d'Afrique du sud. Quatre de ces plantes étant illustrées dans le livre: l'Amaryllis Belladona, la Brunsvigia Orientalis, l'Haemanthus coccineus et la Ferraria Crispa, du nom de l'auteur. Le Livre III. aborde des aspects techniques, outillages et matériaux, afin de pratiquer l'horticulture. Enfin le dernier livre aborde certains secrets relatifs à la possibilité d'obtenir deux floraisons par an, l'art de teindre les fleurs, la création de bouquets raffinés, la fabrication de fleurs confites. Les 45 très belles planches se décomposent comme suit: vingt illustrent des fleurs individuelles, 8 représentent des parterres, cinq des parties de jardins et six des vases et bouquets, ces planches sont l'oeuvre de Anna Maria Vaiani. Les sept gravures allégoriques sont quant à elles l'oeuvre d'artistes tels que Pietro Berretini da Cortona, Guido Reni, Andrea Sacchi, et gravées sur cuivre par J. F. Greuter, Claude Mellon et d'autres. Giovanni Battista Ferrari (1584-1655), jésuite siennois, fut professeur de Belles Lettres et enseigna l'hébreu pendant 28 ans au Collège Romain. Il fut l'auteur en 1646 d'un volume de botanique précurseur et fondamental traitant des citrons: ''Hesperides sive de malorum aureorum cultura et usu libri quator", contenant 100 magnifiques planches illustrant 79 agrumes, dont la plupart étaient représentés et décrits pour la toute première fois. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Painting of the Ancient, in Three Bookes: Declairing by Historicall Observations and Examples, the Beginning, Progresse, and Consummation of that Most Noble Art. And how those Ancient Artificers attained to their still so much admired Excellencie

      London: Richard Hodgkinsonne, 1638. Collation, [viii]355pp. Book measures 7 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches, ( 18.5x14.5mm ). Bound in full modern antiquarian style calf, raised bands, blind lines. Binding in excellent condition without any wear. Internally, title page trimmed along outer edge, strengthened, some light staining or browning. Pages in very good condition. A very nice copy, in a very attractive full calf binding. A9 . First English Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Small Quarto.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        A Relation of the Fearefull Estate of Francis Spira, in the yeare, 1548

      London: Printed By J.L. For Phil Stephens and Christoph. Meredith., 1638. First Edition. 12mo. [2], 186pp, [2]. With final imprimateur leaf. Victorian half-calf over marbled boards, heavilly rubbed, joints split with loss to head and foot of spine, corners. Extensive manuscript biographical notes, dated 1883, tipped to endpapers. Inscription of Robt. Davis to blank-fly and A.S. Syer to title. Further ink marks to recto and verso of title. Marginal loss to B2, occasional shaving to running title. Nineteenth-century institutional blind-stamp to title and final leaf. Nathaniel Bacon (bap.1593, d.1660), English jurist, politician and author. This present work is the first edition of an especially influential retelling of the life of Francis Spira, a notorious Italian apostate who was dubbed a 'Nicodemite' by Jean Calvin after recanting his Protesantism at the Venetian inquisition. Later questioning his decision and enduring a long period of despair that culminated, the story recounts, in his anguished death. Bacon's popularization of this Protestant tale clearly resonated with the English readership, as the work continued to be frequently reprinted during the seventeenth-, eighteenth- and nineteenth-centuries. Appearing in 3 settings in the first year of publication, with paginations varying in length from 80 to 186; this present edition by far the most extensive. All are scarce, with ESTC locating only 5 copies of this present edition worldwide, with only Huntington outside of the US. STC 1178.

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        ILVSTRACION DEL RENOMBRE DE GRANDE. PRINCIPIO, GRANDEZA, Y ETIMOLOGIA. PONTIFICES, SANTOS, EMPERADORES, REYES, I VARONES ILUSTRES, QUE LE MERECIERON EN LA VOZ PUBLICA DE LOS HOMBRES AL CATOLICO D. FELIPE QUARTO EL GRANDE, REI DE LAS ESPAÑAS

      Francisco Martinez, Madrid 1638 - Plena piel, mediados S.XX, lomo cuajado, nervios, marcos al oro, contracantos en grecas id, cortes dorados, 214 págs total con 17 grabados intercalados, deberia llevar 2 grabados mas sueltos, portada deslucida [Attributes: First Edition]

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        VALENTIA REGNUM; Contestani, Ptol. Edentani, Plin.

      Atlas Novus. c1638 - Copper engraving. Original colour with later additions. Size: 47.5 x 35 cm. Very good condition; expertly restored; wide margins. Highly decorative map centered on Valencia and extending south to Murcia and Orihuella and North to the Cenia. Map embellished with sea monster, ships, rhumb lines emanating from compass rose and ornate title cartouche with the arms of Valencia. The map is very detailed and gives many place names, smaller villages or settlements. Latin text to verso. The map provides us with many details, like place names of cities and villages, castles and monastries, rivers, lakes, woods and mountains. Although it is often difficult to distinguish between Jansson and Blaeu, the compass, the lettering and the coats of arms suggest Jansson. (Moreton and Bannister, p304)

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        De piscibus libri V. Et de cetis lib. unus.

      Subject: (Storia naturale). Bologna, per i tipi di Nicola Tebaldini, 1638, in-folio, leg. piena pelle antica, titolo e freg in oro al dorso, a sei snodi, front. inc. figurato (apud Bellagamba, 1613) pp. (8)-732-(28, ultima bianca) con num. testatine, capilettera, finalini xilogr. e centinaia di inc. xilogr. anche a p.pag. (Nissen ZB, 70; Ceresoli, 41)

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        Degli horologi solari nelle superfici piane. Unito : Methodus perfacilis, ac brevis inueniendi epactam diversi mode literam Dom. Au.nu. cyclum solarem in annis expansis a creatione mundi usq. ad annos 340000 inclusive,

      Subject: (Gnomonica). Venezia, per Ginammi, 1638, due vol. in uno, in-8vo leg. coeva piena pergamena con titolo manoscritto al dorso, pp. (8) di 12 (manca il ritratto come sempre ed una c. bianca) -232 (di 235, mancano le ultime due cc. una bianca al verso) + Padova, Sebastiano Sardi, 1638, pp. 84-(16). Le ultime pagine (Appendice .) sono in italiano. Oddi : Choix, VI, 7444 - Vinciana, II, 1677 - Riccardi, 211 e per il De Castro : Vinciana, 1533 - Choix, 5988 (manca al Riccardi). La seconda, curiosa, opera sembrerebbe non essere disponibile in alcuna Biblioteca, tranne quella del Seminario di Padova.

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        VINDICIAE ECCLESIAE ANGLICANAE Sive De LEGITIMO EIUSDEM MINISTERIO, Id Est, de Episcoporum Successione, Consecratione, Electione & Confirmatione . Edited by Sir Nathaniel Brent.

      Edward Blackmore,, London: 1638 - Headpieces; tailpieces. Initials. Mason's expanded second edition of his famous 'A Vindication of the Church of England' [London: 1613], issued in response to his Roman Catholic critics. A VG+ copy (bpt to front paste-down/paper repair to t.p., in left margin slightly affecting the typographical border). Later full calf binding with elaborate gilt decorated spine, professionally respined. Red edgestain. Modern eps. Folio: A6 (±A2) B8 B - 3K6 L8. 28.5 cm x 18 cm. 2nd edition enlarged, later issue (STC 17599). [26], 680, [1] pp. Errata last page. The sheets of the 1625 edition, with a new t.p. (printed in red & black, by T. Harper). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VINDICIAE ECCLESIAE ANGLICANAE Sive De LEGITIMO EIUSDEM MINISTERIO, Id Est, de Episcoporum Successione, Consecratione, Electione & Confirmatione ... Edited by Sir Nathaniel Brent

      London:: Edward Blackmore,. 1638.. Folio: A6 (±A2) ¹B8 B - 3K6 L8. 28.5 cm x 18 cm. 2nd edition enlarged, later issue (STC 17599). [26], 680, [1] pp. Errata last page. The sheets of the 1625 edition, with a new t.p. (printed in red & black, by T. Harper).. Later full calf binding with elaborate gilt decorated spine, professionally respined. Red edgestain. Modern eps.. A VG+ copy (bpt to front paste-down/paper repair to t.p., in left. margin slightly affecting the typographical border).. Mason's expanded second edition of his famous 'A Vindication of the Church of England' [London: 1613], issued in response to his Roman Catholic critics. . Headpieces; tailpieces. Initials.

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        Silver Watch Bell, The Sound whereof is able (by the Grace of God) to win the most prophane Worldling and careless Liver, (if there be but the least spark of Grace remaining in him) to become a true Christian indeed, that in the end he may obtain everlasting Salvation; Whereunto is adjoyned, A Treatise of the Holy Sacrament of The Lord's Supper, in part augmented. By Thomas Tymme. XVIIIth Impression.

      London Printed by John Haviland, for Thomas Alchorn 1638 - From the Library of John Locke [LOCKE, John, association]. TYMME, Thomas. A Silver Watch Bell, The Sound whereof is able (by the Grace of God) to win the most prophane Worldling and careless Liver, (if there be but the least spark of Grace remaining in him) to become a true Christian indeed, that in the end he may obtain everlasting Salvation; Whereunto is adjoyned, A Treatise of the Holy Sacrament of The Lord's Supper, in part augmented. By Thomas Tymme. XVIIIth Impression. London: Printed by John Haviland, for Thomas Alchorn, 1638. Small octavo. [A1], [tipped-in leaf, with title supplied in ink on recto], A3-A8, B-H8, I1, I3-I8, K-T8. [2, blank], [2, title in ink, verso blank], [6, Dedication], [4, To the Reader], [2, Contents], [1]2-114, 117-188 pp. Lacking A2 (title-page) and I2 (pp. 115-116). Text within double-ruled border, with headline, page numbers, and marginal glosses inside outer border. Sixteen head-pieces, fourteen ornamental initials, and two tail-pieces. Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked (possibly in 1915, according to pencil note on front pastedown) with speckled calf, modern red and white paper spine label lettered in ink. Plain endpapers, all edges speckled red, some trimmed close to headlines and in a few cases to marginal inscriptions. Boards worn, hinges cracked. Tiny rust or ink hole to top of front free endpaper, tiny wormhole to outer margin of beginning leaves, affecting a letter or two of marginal glosses. Over-opened at a few places. Still a very good copy. A popular, much-reprinted work, Tymme’s little religious book was first published in 1605. This copy contains ink inscriptions, signatures, and marginal notations in at least five different hands: John Locke (dated 1669 on p. v), Ri. Yolland (undated), Emmanual Bayhind (undated), William Yoo (dated December 21, 1782 on p. 244), and Rietteel (dated N. York, 1819 on front free endpaper and title-page). We have been unable to locate any information on the later owners of the book. While many of the annotations in the volume are by its later owners, pp. iv and v contain Locke’s signatures and inscriptions, including a quotation in Greek. Numerous other pages (pp. 4, 6, 9, 66, 78, 80, 101, 118, 134, 139, 144, 146, 165, 228, 229, 232, 234, and 238) contain marginal notes (often in Greek) in what appears to be the same handwriting. Locke may have noted in the margin of p. 96 the date he purchased the book, its cost, and a selected list of page numbers; though partially obliterated by a later owner, the note seems to read "166[?].his book of Mr.[?] florins." On p. 176, there appears in the margin a figure which may perhaps be an early, crude version of Locke’s paraph–the distinctive mark he used to authenticate his signature on legal documents, and occasionally to mark his books for an unknown purpose (see Harrison and Laslett, pp. 41-2). Locke may have marked the spine with a label or press-mark, but if so, this has been lost when the volume was rebacked. During the period that Locke (1632-1704) acquired and annotated this volume, he was a tutor at Christ Church, Oxford. A book collector as well as physician, writer, and scholar, Locke amassed his library primarily for his own research purposes. In 1669, however, he did not have the bulk of the volumes which would comprise his library at Otes in the 1680s and ‘90s. In those later years, Locke was faced with a rapidly expanding library which confounded attempts to find any particular volume in it. Locke therefore developed a complicated cataloguing procedure to allow him easily to locate the volumes he needed. Though he generally made notations for his own reference on the title-page, spine, and last page of a work—and often also made a list of page numbers for future reference on a fly-leaf—he typically did not underline words or phrases in his books. "On the whole he left his margins well alone, and made his notes in his notebooks," always showing "much admirable respect for the whiteness of his pa [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Apologie et deffence du Sr. Comte Francisque de Belle-Joyeuse: contre le manifeste ou pretendues sentences du Seigneur Paul de Berloz.

      [Lüttich], o. Dr., 1638. - 69, (1) SS., l. w. Bl. Geheftet. 4to. Außerordentlich seltene gedruckte Quelle zum Prozeß des Paul de Berlo(z) gegen Francisque de Belgioso (Beljoyeuse), in welchem ersterer sein Erbrecht auf das Schloß Chokier südwestlich von Lüttich (letztlich erfolgreich) gegen Belgioso erstritt. Paul de Berlo war 1592 noch als Kind von Marie de Senzeille und ihrem zweiten Gatten Paul de Stor adoptiert und zum Alleinerben auf Chokier eingesetzt worden. Nach dem Tode de Stors heiratete Marie 1596 den Mailänder Militär und Haudegen Jean-Jacques Barbiano de Belgioso. Der jähzornige und brutale Wüstling, dessen Untaten Legende waren, schaffte den Ziehsohn Paul nach Italien, sperrte seine Gattin in einen Kerker, um ihr ein Testament zu seinem Gunsten abzupressen, und erstickte sie zuletzt 1602 mit einem Kissen. Er beerbte seine Gattin und heiratete hernach Anne de Poitiers. Nach seinem Tode 1626 fiel Chokier an diese, die das Erbe aber an ihres Mannes Neffen, Ludovic Barbiano de Belgioso abtrat; nach dessen Tod im Folgejahr fiel es an seinen Bruder, Francisque de Belgioso. Gegen diesen klagte der nunmehr aus Italien zurückgekehrte Paul de Berlo sein Erbrecht ein. Zum Erfolg verhalf seiner Klage nicht zuletzt das Gebetbuch der Marie, in welches die Gefangene mit ihrem eigenen Blut ihre Leiden aufgezeichnet hatte. 1636 wurde Paul das Schloß Chokier zugesprochen, doch Belgioso focht das Urteil an: In der vorliegenden Flugschrift versuchte er, die Ansprüche seines Gegners zu diskreditieren. Erst 1639 konnte Paul de Berlo das Schloß endgültig in Besitz nehmen. - Titel etwas angestaubt; einige kleinere Randläsuren; Heftung der ersten Lage gelockert. Am letzten w. Bl. verso hs. Notiz um 1750: "Le Comte de Beljoyeuse Contre Paul De Berlo". Über internationale Bibliothekskataloge kein weiteres Exemplar nachweisbar. X. de Theux (Bibliographie Liégeoise), 297 (offb. nicht gesehen; falsch: "1678"). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A DISCOURSE ABOUT The STATE Of TRUE HAPPINESSE. Delivered in Certaine Sermons in Oxford, and at St. Pauls Crosse. [bound with] SOME GENERAL DIRECTIONS For A COMFORATABLE WALKING WITH GOD [bound with] TWO SERMONS PREACHED At NORTHAMPTON At TWO SEVERALL ASSISES THERE. [bound with] A CORDIALL For CHRISTMAS In The TIME Of AFFLICTION

      London:. 1638/39/40.. 8vo & 4to [A - O8, P4, Q2; A6, ¦2, B - Bb8, Cc6; A - N4; A - D4, E2]. 'Discourses' - 7th edition, revised & corrected [STC 3234]. 'Directions' - 5th edition, corrected & amended [STC 3254]. 'Two Sermons' - 2nd edition [STC 3257]. 'Cordial' - 1st edition [STC 3227]. [xix], blank, 214pp; [xiv], 390 pp + 8 pp table; [4], 97 pp; [vi], 27 pp.. Modern full leather binding executed in a period style; maroon spine label.. Binding - Fine. Text - VG (margins trimmed, very occasionally. meeting the rule above the running title/aging to paper/faint stain. to lower portionof 'Discourses' text). Ownership signature of 'John. Baker' on 'Cordiall' title page.. Bolton noted as 'a most religious and learned Puritan, a painful and constant preacher, a person of great zeal for God, charitable and bountiful; and so famous for relieving afflicted consciences, that many foreigners resorted to him, as well as persons at home, and found relief." [ˆ Wood, as quoted in the DNB].

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        Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula

      Frankfurt: Mattheus Merian, 1638. Uncolored copper engraving. Image measures 10.5 x 14". This stunning map depicts the world as known in the early 17th century. The North Pole, shown as an inset in the lower left corner, is much more accurately rendered than in the past. In contrast, however, the inset of the South Pole in the lower right shows the massive hypothetical continent of Terra Australis, or "Southern Land," which is connected to New Guinea on the main map. Many other uncertainties remain: California is a peninsula, the interior of North America is largely blank with the Great Lakes yet undiscovered, and there are many open ended waterways that suggest the possibility for a Northwest Passage. But overall, the map is highly detailed, giving close attention to coastlines. The sea features a number of ornamental ships and sea monsters. Merian originally prepared his map for his German-text edition of Pierre d'Avity's "Les estats, empires, royaumes et principautes du monde" and was published in other topographical works of the period. This example is the first state, which was only published from 1638 until 1646, after which Merian's signature was removed. Text is in both ornamented gothic German script and Latin script. The map is in very good condition with overall toning. Small tear on lower left margin, not affecting the image. A treat in this uncolored state. The Swiss-born Matthäus Merian (1593-1650) studied in Zurich and Paris before moving to Frankfurt am Main, where he worked as an engraver, etcher and publisher. His maps are meticulously rendered.

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        Bizzarrie Academiche di Gio: Francesco Loredano Nobile Veneto. All'Illustriss.mo et Eccellentissimo Signor il Sig. Zorzi Contarini Censore.

      In Venetia, presso Giacomo Sarzina, 1638. In 8vo grande, occhietto, front. con grande xil. incisa e con motto ?Merito potens ubique?, pp. 24 n. n. (Dedicatoria, ?Racconto delle Bizzarrie Academiche?, Tavola delle cose più Notabili), 222 + 2 c. b., testatine, capolettera e finalini, leg. orig. in t. perg. semirigida con titolo ms. lungo il dorso. Contiene scritti prevalentemente riferiti all'amore e alla donna, ma anche inserti sul gioco della carta, sull?uso delle fave e sulle vivande. Prima edizione, poco comune. L'A. (Venezia, 1607 ? Peschiera, 1661) fu magistrato, letterato e romanziere, fondatore dell'Accademia degli Incogniti. Per il suo gusto di stupire sia nel vivere che nello scrivere, fu un classico esponente della cultura barocca. Fresco esemplare ben impresso, ottima conservazione.

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        A DISCOURSE ABOUT The STATE Of TRUE HAPPINESSE. Delivered in Certaine Sermons in Oxford, and at St. Pauls Crosse. [bound with] SOME GENERAL DIRECTIONS For A COMFORATABLE WALKING WITH GOD [bound with] TWO SERMONS PREACHED At NORTHAMPTON At TWO SEVERALL ASSISES THERE. [bound with] A CORDIALL For CHRISTMAS In The TIME Of AFFLICTION

      London:. 1638/39/40.. 8vo & 4to [A - O8, P4, Q2; A6, ¦2, B - Bb8, Cc6; A - N4; A - D4, E2]. 'Discourses' - 7th edition, revised & corrected [STC 3234]. 'Directions' - 5th edition, corrected & amended [STC 3254]. 'Two Sermons' - 2nd edition [STC 3257]. 'Cordial' - 1st edition [STC 3227]. [xix], blank, 214pp; [xiv], 390 pp + 8 pp table; [4], 97 pp; [vi], 27 pp.. Modern full leather binding executed in a period style; maroon spine label.. Binding - Fine. Text - VG (margins trimmed, very occasionally. meeting the rule above the running title/aging to paper/faint stain. to lower portionof 'Discourses' text). Ownership signature of 'John. Baker' on 'Cordiall' title page.. Bolton noted as 'a most religious and learned Puritan, a painful and constant preacher, a person of great zeal for God, charitable and bountiful; and so famous for relieving afflicted consciences, that many foreigners resorted to him, as well as persons at home, and found relief." [ˆ Wood, as quoted in the DNB].

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        The Religion of Protestants; a Safe Way to Salvation, or an Answer to a Booke Entitled Mercy and Truth

      Leonard Lichfield, St. Peter's Church in Corn-Hill, 1638. Leather Bound. Very Good. Large 4to. 28 x 18 cm. Rebound in modern brown cloth boards. Bordered gilt stamp on black Moroccan leather affixed to spine containing title, author and date. Tight binding and solid boards. A 108 page portion from the original leaves is missing towards the back of volume. Moderate wear to pages. Discoloration throughout. Slight chipping to title page, especially in the top segment. Minor page-wrinkling towards the beginning. Damp stains throughout. Owner's inscription on top of title page of one, Joseph Baker. Printed during the Reign of Charles the 2nd, this volume provides historical background on the English Civil War. This major work was an intervention in a religious controversy, undertaken in defense of Christopher Potter, Provost of The Queen's College, Oxford, against the Jesuit Edward Knott. Overall, a beautifully rebound, superior copy in excellent condition considering age.

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        The Merchants Mappe of Commerce / The Marchants Mapp of Commerce

      London: Ralph Mabb. 1638. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First printing, 1638. 4to (10.5 x 7 inches; 26.5 x 18 cm), late 18th C. calf, red spine label, engraved title page, regular title page, z14], 12, 223, 262, 202 [i.e. 193] pp., lacking portrait plate and also lacking folding map of the world, but with engraved full page maps of Europe, America, Asia, Africa. Good copy with general light rubbing to leather, cracking to front joint, so front board held on with cords, less cracking to rear joint, minor ex-library marks: bookplate on pastedown, discreet embossed stamp on title page, small circular ink stamp and number stamp to margin of dedication page, same circular stamp to at least one other margin in the text, text largely clean and bright, occasional brown spots or stains, some spots to the map of Europe. STC 21094. RARE; the last copy at auction, the Frank Streeter copy in contemporary goat with all plates present, fetched 26,000 dollars at Christie's in '07, another copy fetched 2,100 GBP in 1981. Often lacking portrait. Collated complete (with jumps in pagination conforming to other copies in libraries).

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        The Epistle of Gildas, the Most Ancient British Author, Who ... Acquired the Name of Sapiens

      London: T. Coats for William Cooke, 1638. First edition in English. Hardcover. Very good. 12mo. (134),327pp. 19th century polished calf. Spine in 5 compartments, gilt title and rules. Boards blind-tooled in a lozenge design built up with a single floral tool. Engraved frontispiece of Gildas by William Marshall. First edition in English, translated from the Latin by Thomas Habington. Early handwritten notes on the front blanks. Signature of C. C. Dendy. Hinges cracked but strong; light edge wear; else a very good copy. Gildas provides some of the earliest commentary on the war effort associated with King Arthur. The first edition of the original Latin was pubished as Opus de Calimitate, Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae in 1525. STC 11895. Potthast, I, 525. Sarton I, 455. Lowndes, p. 790. ESTC S103163.

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        Memoires de sages et royales oeconomies d?estat, domestiques, politiques et militaires de Henry le Grand, l?exemplaire des roys, le prince des vertus, des armes et des loix, & le pere en effet de ses peuples François. Et des servitudes utiles obeissances convenables & administrations loyales de Maximilen de Bethune l?un des plus confidens; familiers & utiles soldats & serviteurs du grand Mars des François. Dediez ? la France, ? tous les bons Soldats & tous peuples François.

      chez Alethinosgraphe de Clearetimelee, & Graphexechon de Pistariste, ? l?enseigne des trois vertus couronées d?Amaranthe,? n.d. [1638];, ?A Amstelredam - The Mémoires are the principal source for the political, economic, military and legal history of the reign of Henry IV (?le Grand?), compiled by the king?s most able and most trusted minister. Henry?s reign marked the rehabilitation of France?s fortunes after the near-disintegration of the country during the Wars of Religion. Sully?s collection represents a very immediate account of the period between 1570 and 1628, including episodes such as Henry?s conversion to Catholicism (arguably a political expediency urged by Sully himself, who remained Protestant); the Edict of Nantes (which promised religious toleration for the Huguenots); negotiations with the English crown (both Elizabeth and James I); and war with Spain (in alliance with England). Sully?s own contrubution to the state is amply recorded - he is remembered for his reorganisation of the country?s finances and system of office-holding as well as for his engineering projects (the Place Royale and the Briare Canal linking Seine and Loire being the best known). The Mémoires are historiographically advanced and include both critical narrative and a large number of transcribed diplomatic material. They have, however, been criticized for partiality and for containing ?many fictions, such as a mission undertaken by Sully to Queen Elizabeth in 1601, and the famous ?Grand Design,? a plan for a Christian republic [or a United States of Europe], which some historians have taken seriously? (Ency. Brit, 1911). The work was completed posthumously by a second volume (present here) under the editorship of J. Le Laboureur. The bibliography of this work has been contentious. For a long time, our edition with the coloured frontispieces was accepted as the first, published with a false imprint at the Chateau de Sully itself. It is now clear that there were actually as many as 3 issues bearing versions of these title pages: the exceptionally rare true first edition printed under Sully?s eye (with a different collation to ours); our swiftly-produced contrefaçon of the same year, and one other pirate edition. Complete sets of any edition are rare. [and] Paris: Augustin Courbé, 1662.2 vols (the first in 3 parts), folio (340 × 215 mm.), pp. [viii], 535, [1]; [viii], ?459? [but 463], [1]; [xx], 488, [xvi]; [iv] (including initial blank), 333, [7]. Vols. 1 and 2 with large woodcut vignettes to titles with contemporary hand-colouring in pink and green, vols. 3 and 4 with titles in red and black and with copper-engraved printers? devices. Numerous typographical ornaments and initials throughout. Some spotting to the two earler volumes, small repair to blank lower margin of vol. 3 title, this title also bearing an early ownership inscription of Madame la Marquise de Moulins. Early nineteenth-century mottled calf, spines gilt with five raised bands, red and dark green morocco labels, red edges. Spine of first vol. chipped at head with minor loss, upper joint of the second starting, but secure, minor abrasions to covers. A very good copy. [Brunet V, 589-90; Cioranesco 63703.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE EPISTLE OF GILDAS, THE MOST ANCIENT BRITISH AUTHOR: WHO FLOURISHED IN THE YEERE OF OUR LORD, 546. AND WHO BY HIS GREAT ERUDITION, SANCTITIE, AND WISEDOME, ACQUIRED THE NAME OF SAPIENS. Faithfully Translated out of the Originall Latine

      London: Printed by T. Cotes, for William Cooke, and are to be sold at his shop neere Furnivalls-Inne gate in Holborne,. 1638. full old calf, rebacked.. Some marginalia on a few leaves and endpapers. Stains to verso of. [*2] (title leaf) and recto of *3 and verso of P7 (blank), otherwise. the text block is remarkably clean. Calf worn at corners, shallow. chip from crown of spine, but a sound copy with tight hinges.. (#110219). First edition in English. Anonymous translation by Thomas Habington of DE EXCIDIO ET CONQUESTU BRITANNIAE (1567), a work by Britain's first historian, first published in 1525. "The writings of Gildas have come down to us under the title of GILDAE SAPIENTIS DE EXCIDIO BRITANNIAE LIBER QUERULUS [a.k.a. LIBER QUERULUS DE EXCIDIO BRITANNIAE]. Though at first written consecutively, the work is now usually divided into three portions, -- a preface, the history proper, and an epistle, -- the last, which is largely made up of passages and texts of Scripture brought together for the purpose of condemning the vices of his countrymen and their rulers, being the least important, though by far the longest of the three. In the second he passes in brief review the history of Britain from its invasion by the Romans till his own times. Among other matters reference is made to the introduction of Christianity in the reign of Tiberius; the persecution under Diocletian; the spread of the Arian heresy; the election of Maximus as emperor by the legions in Britain, and his subsequent death at Aquileia; the incursions of the Picts and Scots into the southern part of the island; the temporary assistance rendered to the harassed Britons by the Romans; the final abandonment of the island by the latter; the coming of the Saxons and their reception by Guortigern (Vortigern); and, finally, the conflicts between the Britons, led by a noble Roman, Ambrosius Aurelianus, and the new invaders. Unfortunately, on almost every point on which he touches, the statements of Gildas are vague and obscure. With one exception already alluded to [the siege of Mount Badon], no dates are given, and events are not always taken up in the order of their occurrence. These faults are of less importance during the period when Greek and Roman writers notice the affairs of Britain; but they become more serious when, as is the case from nearly the beginning of the 5th century to the date of his death [570?], Gildas's brief narrative is our only authority for most of what passes current as the history of our island during those years." - Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th edition. ESTC S103163. Lowndes, p. 892.

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        [Rerum Romanorum libri IV]. Cl. Salmasius addidit Lucium Ampelium

      Leiden, Elzevir 1638.. E. cod. M. S. nunquam antehac editum. E. cod, M. S. nunquam ante hac editum. 12°. 4 Bll,. 336 S., 8 Bll. (Index). Mit gest. Tit. v. Cl. Duysend u. Initialen. Maroquinbd,. d. 18. Jhdts. mit floral. Rückengoldpräg. Rückensch. Linienvergold., Steh- u. Innenkantenvergold., Vollgoldschn. Kanten schwach berieb. Graesse II, 605 - La plus jolie des deux éditions a cette date. Florus, römischer Geschichtsschreiber zu Anfang d. 2. Jhdts.n.Chr., übertrug die Epochen menschl. Lebens nach griechischem Vorbild, wobei er die Zeit Trajans als Periode des Neuauflebens sah. Seine Identität wird mit dem Dichter Publius Annaeus Florus sowie mit einem Korrespondenten Hadrians names Annaeus Florus vermutet.

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        The book of common prayer, and administration of the sacraments: And other rites and ceremonies of the Church of England

      [Cambridge]: Thomas Buck & Roger Daniel, 1638. Folio (35 cm, 13.75"). [96] pp. (of 104). An excellent example of the Anglican prayer book as it stood under Charles I, produced by two names prominent among the 17th-century printers to the University of Cambridge, and here with "The Psalmes of David, of the Old Translation" as issued. A number of "fleuronic ornaments" (as Griffiths puts it) are present, including the title-page frame; the text is also decorated with three tailpieces and a number of different types of ornamental capitals, and is printed in double-column format in a large, easy to read roman. => The title-page verso is all but completely filled with inked meditations taken from Bishop Gibson's pastoral letters, inscribed in an 18th-century hand. ESTC S902; STC (2nd ed.) 16410; Griffiths, Bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer, 1638/2. Later period-style black morocco framed and panelled in double gilt fillets and gilt roll with gilt-stamped corner fleurons, spine with gilt-stamped title and gilt-ruled raised bands; boards slightly bowed, gilt showing small spots of rubbing. Lower (closed) page edges institutionally rubber-stamped, title-page and one other perforation-stamped, first almanac page with numerals rubber-stamped in lower portion. Final four leaves lacking (from Psalms). Title-page verso with annotations as above; two pages of almanac with early inked corrections; one text page with early inked pointer in inner margin. Title-page darkened; areas of waterstaining to some outer and inner margins. Pleasing despite minor loss at back and faults noted; a nice Buck and Daniel printing, with engaging evidence of readership.

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        Guinea

      Amsterdam:. ca. 1638.. Full modern color. Title surrounded by cartouche. One worm hole. 21 x 15 with wide margins. West coast of Africa.

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        Riga. in Lieflandt." Ansicht von der Dünaseite aus mit allegorischer Staffage, unten ein Vers in deutsch und latein

      Kupferstich aus Meisner "Sciographia Cosmica" 1638. 10x15 cm. - Schröder, Riga 4 vgl. - Über der Darstellung die lateinische Maxime "Spernere vera cave." Die allegorische Darstellung zeigt einen Edelmann mit einem Kind und einem Narren mit Narrenkappe und -kostüm. Der Vers zu dem Sinnspruch das Narren und Kinder die Wahrheit sagen.

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        Dortmündt. in Westphalen." Gesamtansicht von Norden mit allegorischer Staffage, unten ein Vers in Deutsch und Latein

      Kupferstich aus Meisner "Sciographia Cosmica" 1638. 10x15 cm. - Fritz S. 24 - Kurzer Einriss in der linken Plattenkante unten restauriert.

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        Lexicon Aethiopicum ad eminentiss. Principem S.R.E. Card. Antonium Barberinum […] Cum eiusdem linguae institutionibus grammat. & indice vocum latinarum

      Rome: Sac. Congreg. de Propaganda Fide, 1638. First Edition. Hardcover. 4to. pp. [16], 319, [3], 47, [57]. Bound in late 18th to early 19th century quarter calf. Some careful restoration to head cap and outer joints. Interior pages are generally clean with some leaves age-toned / browned; inscription in a miniscule old hand on title page; name printed on front free fly-leaf; marginal tear on 8th leaf neatly sealed. A couple pages have a torn or clipped lower right marginal corner (not affecting text). Jacob Wemmers was a Carmelite scholar from Antwerp. His “Lexicon Aethiopicum” which was published for the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith, was the first serious Ethiopic or Ge’ez – Latin dictionary and grammar to be printed. An interesting work for the history of Biblical Oriental studies. [Fumagelli, Bibliografia etiopica, 1184; Gay 2599].

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        L. Annaeus Florus [Works]

      1638. First Elzevier Edition[SHAKESPEARE SOURCE]. FLORUS, [Lucius] Publius Annaeus. L. Annaeus Florus [Works], CL. Salmasius, addidit Lucium Ampelium. & cod. M.S. nunquam antehac editum. Lugd. Batav. [Leiden]: apud Elzevirios, 1638. First Elzevier edition, second issue, with pp. 200 and 336 misnumbered as 220 and 536 respectively. Twelvemo (4 15/15 x 2 3/4 in; 126 x 70 mm). [8], 536 [i.e. 336], [16, index] pp. Engraved illustrated title-page, headpieces, tailpieces, initials. Contemporary vellum. Yapp edges. Manuscript title to spine. Bookplate of Henry Scott Boys, late Bengal Civil Service, Allahabad. Neat ownership signatures to endpapers and title-page. Quarter inch wormhole to [ii-vii, 2]. Occasional early and neat underlinings. Small loss to spine head/upper board at joint. Otherwise an excellent copy in its original seventeenth century vellum binding.Scarce in the marketplace; no copies have come to auction within the last thirty-six years."At the better grammar schools of the time the relevant authors studied were Ovid, Cicero, Caesar, Sallust and Livy. At Eton the boys in the fifth form read Valerius Maximus and Lucius Florus. There is no reason to suppose that Shakespeare knew all these, but if he went to Stratford Grammar School he would not only be able to read but to imitate the style of several of them... if he wished to consult any of the major Roman historians in Latin he could do so profitably and without great difficulty" (Bullough, Narrative and Dramatic Sources of Shakespeare). Florus was not translated into English until 1619."Florus' abridgement of Roman history, well-known to English schoolboys in Latin form, refers to Coriolanus briefly in his Book I, and gives a version of the fable of the Body's Members" (Gillespie, Shakespeare's Books, p. 171).Goldsmid II, p. 47. Willems 467. Copinger 1738.

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        Les Oeuvres [Works] : ... Mises En Francois Par Matthieu De Chaluet ... Augmentees En Ceste Edition De Plusieurs Traictez Non Encores Veus. Et ... Traduits Sur Le Manuscrit, Par I. Baudoin

      A Paris : Chez Michel Blageart Et Michel Brunet, 1638. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : [4], 259 leaves, 260-'322' [i. E. 330]p. , 331-390 leaves, 391-402p. , 403-'507' [i. E. 517], [14] leaves; [12], 27, [1]p. ; 212p. (2o) . Referenced by: CLC S1056. Pt 3: Les controuerses et suasoires de M. Annaeus Seneca rheteur. Copper-engraved pictorial head & tailpieces, added t. P engraving. Full, contmporary gilt-blocked vellum, raised bands &c. Spine head and tail somewhat rubbed with scattered toning to the panel extremities. Remains an uncommonly positive example overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Scans on request.

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        Historiarum Libri XLIV

      Amstelodami (Amsterdam): Joannem Janssonium, 1638. [12], 355pp, [15]. Contemporary red morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, author in gilt to second panel, remaining panels decorated with volutes and small tools, covers with panel design, an inner oval surrounded by a lozenge made up of volute and small tools, inside a triple fillet and dotted line inner panel, with flower head corner pieces, with another triple fillet and dotted line outer frame, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, a.e.g. with combed marbled endpapers. Small repair to head of spine, slightly rubbed to extremities, especially spine ends and outer joints. Internally some light browning and occasional light spotting, previous owners bookplate to front pastedown. Schweiger I:489. First Thus. Full Morocco. Good+. 24mo.

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        The whole booke of psalmes. Collected into English meeter

      London: E. Griffin & I. Raworth, 1638. Folio (35.1 cm, 13.75"). [2], 113, [9] pp. Sternhold and Hopkins's influential and enduring metrical psalmody, which first appeared in 1562. Opening with a large woodcut headpiece incorporating the lion and unicorn, the text is printed in two columns of roman type, with => music included. When produced in folio, with elegant layout as here, this familiar "title" => breathes grace. ESTC S122133; STC (2nd ed.) 2676. Later period-style black morocco framed and panelled in double gilt fillets and gilt roll with gilt-stamped corner fleurons, spine with gilt-stamped title and gilt-ruled raised bands; boards slightly bowed, gilt showing small spots of rubbing. Lower (closed) page edges (only) institutionally rubber-stamped. Last few leaves with portions of inner and outer margins waterstained; pages slightly cockled, age-toned with occasional small spots.

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        BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER And Administration Of The Sacraments And Other Rites And Ceremonies Of The Church Of England [&] THE WHOLE BOOKE OF PSALMES Collected Into English Meeter

      Robert Barker, 1638 [&] Company of Stationers, 1636.. 2 vols in 1. 8vo. Contemporary blind-stamped full calf with part of brass clasps on lower board (neatly rebacked with new gilt lettered full calf spine and new endpapers). Pp. BCP unpaginated [&] 188 (some slight tanning to page edges), illus with engraved title pages, vignettes and decorated initials. .

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        India quae Orientalis dicitur, et Insulae adiacentes

      Affascinante carta del Sud Est Asiatico, oltre che di grande interesse per la rappresentazione delle scoperte olandesi nell?Australia settentrionale; vi è raffigurato il Sud Est Asiatico in generale, insieme alla Malaysia, alle Indie Orientali, l?Indonesia, Indocina, Maldive, la Cina meridionale con il delta del fiume Pearl, Taiwan e parte del Giappone. India quae Orientalis venne pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1638, e in una innumerevole serie di ristampe fino al 1700. La carta è decorata da tre cartigli, stemmi araldici che sormontano la dedica a Christophoro Thisio da parte di Henricus Hondius, 2 rose dei venti, un mostro marino e sei vascelli in navigazione. Johannes Janssonius (1588 - 1664), più comunemente noto come Jan Jansson, era un cartografo olandese che realizzò le sue prime carte in Francia e in Italia intorno al 1616; da lì prese avvio la sua carriera, fatta di innumerevoli pubblicazioni di carte, paragonabili alla produzione del Blaeu per qualità. Negli anni 30 del XVII secolo diede avvio ad una collaborazione col cognato, Henricus Hondius, insieme al quale pubblicò svariate edizioni dei più famosi di atlanti di Mercator/Hondius/Jansson. Dimensioni 490x395. An important, attractive and rare Dutch map of South East Asia, showing Dutch discoveries in northern Australia . The map includes South East Asia in general with all of Malaysia, the East Indies, the Philippines, Indonesia, Indochina, Maledives and Southern China with the Pearl River Delta, Taiwan, and part of Japan. India quae Orientalis was first published in 1638 and in a number of editions in the years up to 1700. This example, with German text on verso, dates from c1658; it is richly embellished with 3 cartouches, coat of arms at head of dedication to Christophoro Thisio from Henricus Hondius, 2 compass roses, a sea monster and 6 sailing vessels. Johannes Janssonius (1588 - 1664), more familiarly known as Jan Jansson, was a Dutch cartographer who produced his first maps of France and Italy in 1616 and continued from then onwards publishing a large number of maps which were almost comparable to Blaeu in quality. During the 1630s he went into partnership with his brother-in-law Henricus Hondius and published more editions of the highly regarded Mercator/Hondius/Jansson atlases. Dimensioni 490x395. Amsterdam Amsterdam

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        De Animalibus Insectis. Libri septem.

      Bononiae, apud C. Ferronium, 1638. Folio (340 x 225mm). pp. (8), 767, (1), (44), with engraved title and about 700 woodcuts. Contemporary vellum, spine in 7 compartments, blind stamped centre pieces on covers. A very fine copy of 'the first work of literature dealing with insects, thus finally establishing entomology, and especially systematic entomology as a science' (Smith, R.F. History of Entomology, p. 85). Aldrovandi's complete natural history works consist of 11 works, he spent 45 years amassing the material. The volumes on birds and the present volume on insects were completed by himself, the others by his pupils. The woodcuts of the insects are of great beauty and accuracy. "Although Aldrovandi is not identified with any revolutionary discoveries, his work as a teacher and as the author of volumes that constitute an irreplaceable cultural patrimony earns him a place among the fathers of modern science" (D.S.B. I, p. 110). Nissen ZBI, 67.

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        [Florilegium], Nicolaus Guillelmus a florae Lotharingus. Fecit Romae 1638.

      [Paris], Pierre Mariette, 1638. Small oblong 4to (190 x 290mm). Engraved throughout, title-portrait within border of flowers, 12 plates of flowers, all by Delafleur (some neat marginal repairs, old crease marks with very small tears to plates numbered 8 and 9, all but two plates pricked for transfer or showing the marks from an adjoining plate). Contemporary limp vellum (neatly rebacked, ties lacking). First edition of this rare set of decorative plates, the de Belder copy (a variant before the addition of the privilege) is the only copy we could trace having been sold in the last 20 years. Born in Lorraine, Delafleur was known in Rome, where he worked for Cardinal Barberinni, as 'Monsù Fiore' Monsieur Flower) in recognition of his great skill in depicting floral subjects. The present work, unlike many other 17th century botanical works, does not seem to be based on any earlier models.The plates each feature two or more varieties or species, with six plates depicting small bunches tied with ribbons around their stalks. Bulbous plants predominate (daffodils, narcissi, jonquils, tulips, blue-bells, lilies and fritillaries) but the work also includes irises, carnations and roses. Hunt 232 ('rather rare'); Berlin Kat. II, 4416 (incomplete); Thieme-Becker 3:578.

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        Selva rinovata di varia lettione (...) divisa in cinque parti: dove si leggono historie particolari antiche e moderne dal principio del mondo finoa' tempinostri... Accresciuta da Bartolomemo dioni da Fano.

      App. Ghirardo Imberti. 1638 SEGUE: Ragionamenti dottissimi et curiosi ...di Pietro Messia, tradotti dalla lingua spagnuola da Alfonso Ulloa. SEGUE: Nuova seconda selva rinnovata di varia lettione che segue Pietro Messia. Il tutto rilegato in un volume In-4° antico, cm. 21x16, legatura in piena pergamena, pp. n.n. 30, n. 311 - n.n. 12, n. 182. - n.n. 8, n. 175. n. 90. n.n. 14, n. 252. Cinque frontespizi con marca tipografica. Edizione figurata da varie xilografie nel testo e im particolare nella prima parte. Vecchia abrasione al frontespizio ma senza perdite ne fori, stampa in parte su carta povera con fioriture sparse. Centinaia di informazioni dalle storiche alle curiose un po' a tutto campo e di tutto il mondo.

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        L'Aldimiro del Cavaliere

      Giacomo Monti, Bolgna, 1638. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Later half red sheep, 4 1/2" x 2 1/2". The first Bolognese edition of Lengueglia's courtesy book first published in Venice (and then Rome) the previous year. Quite scarce, no copies of this edition and only 6 copies of any edition in Worldcat. A charming little book, 3 books continuously paginated, 492pp, probably lacking endpapers, light wear to a few page edges, one small marginal repair. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: 042319. .

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        The Temple. Sacred Poems, And Private Ejaculations. By Mr. George Herbert, late Oratour of the universitie of Cambridge. The fifth Edition. Psal. 29. In his Temple doth every man speak of his honour

      Printed: 1638. 1593-1633 Duodecimo, 5.4 x 3.25 inches. Fifth edition. Ù4, A-H12, I2. This is a very pleasing copy. The fore eges are trimmed a bit close, but this is a fault that originated in the seventeenth century when this binding was originally executed. The leaves are very white and crisp throughout. The boards are original speckled calfskin. The binding has been very competently rebacked sometime in the last fifty years. As the Anglican merges with the greater poet, so the 'quaint' writer merges with the metaphysical. Herbert had his share of the age's passion for anagrams and the like, which Addison was to condemn as 'false wit.' But the poet who could shape a poem in the physical likeness of 'The Altar' or 'Easter Wings,' had, even more than most of his fellows, a functional sense of meter and rhythm. The technical experimentalist and master was, we remember, a skilled and devoted musician. The movement of his verse, taut or relaxed, can suggest all his fluctuating moods, from self-will or weakness to joyful surrender and assured strength. He moves from this world to the world of spirit 'As from one room t'another,' or dwells simultaneously in both, and it is in keeping with that habit of mind, and with metaphysical origins in general, that many of his poems should be allegorical anecdotes, transfigured emblems." (Bush)

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        Vincentii Fabricii Poemata. Editio Secunda, priori multo auctior, & emendatior, ut plane sit alia; Accessit Pransus Paratus, Sive Satira in Poetas, & eorum contemptores.

      Typis Ioannis Ianssonii, Amstelodami 1638. 264+(1) pages. Bound with Johann Heermann: Johan. Heermanni, Rautenatis Sil. P.L.C. Epigrammatum Libelli IX. Typis Johannis Beithmanni, Jenæ 1624. (17)+554 pages. Small 8vo. Bound in one contemporary full vellum binding with a 'ZS' written in ink in a contemporary hand on the spine. Binding a little stained and with a small hole on the back side, though not all through the vellum. An inscription in ink on the inner cover. Inside only minor brownstaining. The Heermann book is a little dogeared.. Johann Heermann (1585-1647) was a German poet and hymn-writer who led a rather turbulent life at the times of the Thirty Years' War. A fine copy

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        Samwetz plåster emoot andelige anfechtningar fåfänga/ och ochristeliga samwetsqwälliande tanckar/ in genere, hwadh the äre/ hwadan the komma/ och huru man them genom gudz nådh öffuerwinna kan: af gudz h.

      ord/ d. Mart. Luth. och andra lärde mäns böcker/ sammanfattat på tysko. Them anfechtadom til tröst/ förswenskat aff Erico Matthiæ. Medh wällachtat Peder Jönssons och Jacob Bergz borgares i Wästerås bekostning. (Västerås), P. Wald/ medh capitels tryck, 1638. 8:o. (24),96,1-48 s. Titelbladet med tryckt ramverk. Med träsnitt i texten på s. 96. + BALDUIN, FRIEDRICH. Samwetz plåster emoot allahanda samwetz-quaal in genere och in specie: doch särdeles them/ som twijsta om sina ewigha saligheet/ så ock them som leedas wid at leffua/ och wela sigh sielffua förgöra/ ganska nyttigh til at läsa/ uthgången på latijn. Them samwetzqualdom til tröst/ förswenskat aff Erico Matthiæ Aros. Medh wällachtat Peder Jönssons och Jacob Bergz borgares i Wästerås bekostning. Västerås, P. Wald/ medh capitels tryck, 1638. 8:o. (8),183,(1) s. Titelbladet med tryckt ramverk. Samtida ngt nött karduansbd med upphöjda bind och sparsamt blinddekorerad rygg. Pärmarna med blindpressade ramverk. Främre ytterfals tyvärr till hälften sprucken och med en liten förstärkning på insidan. Bakre pärmens insida med nytt papper. Delvis ngt fläckig och fuktrandig inlaga. Titelbladet till det första arbetet med hål efter maskangrepp i innermarginalen. Litet men störande hål i träsnittet i det första arbetet. Reva in i texten på s. 15-16 i det andra arbetet. Pappersförlust i nedre hörnet på s. 25-26 och bläckkludd på det avslutande bladet i det andra arbetet. Med Johan Arvidi Ewallius namnteckning daterad 1664, Andreas Bergelius daterad 1707, J. F. Iverus daterad 1842 och Per Hiertas namnteckning samt Gösta Stenmans exlibris.. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi 1600-talet 37 ("originalets tit. är Praxis ecclesiastica causum conscientiae") respektive 42 ("översättningen är till största del verkställd från Balduins Tractatus de materia"). Den andra pagineringsföljden i det första arbetet utgörs av en översättning av Hyllers "Een ganska skön och tröstrijk andeligh betrachtelse" utförd av Ericus Matthiae. På s. 181-83 i det andra arbetet återfinns "Een ny wijsa ställt effter then nooth som then tyska wijsa siunges medh: Ah hertzligh Hertz &c eller Aff ööl och must/ är här nw myckin lust/ &c." Boktryckaren P. Wald var verksam först i Uppsala, sedan i Västerås och startade slutligen det första tryckeriet i Åbo 1642, vilket han drev till sin död 1653. Exemplaret såldes som nr 772 på Per Hiertas auktion 1932. Den finlandssvenska konsthandlaren Gösta Stenmans exlibris är utformat av Helene Schjerfbeck

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        Historica; Danica pariter, & Belgica; uno Tomo comprehensa: Quorum seriem pagina post præfationem ad Lectorem indicabit.

      Amstelodami (Amsterdam), Gvilielmvm & Ioannem Blaev, 1638. (6) + 118 + (6) + 133 + (6) + 87 + (4) + 150 + (2) + (4) + 110 pp. Steelengraved frontispiece. Bound in full vellum with red cut. Folio.. HISTORIÆ DANICA, sive de regibus Daniæ, Qui familiam Oldenburgicam præcessere, eorumque rebus gestis, à Dano ad Canutum VI, in quo definit Saxo, (Libri quinque priores.) Historiæ Danicæ continuatio sive, De regibus Daniæ, Qui familiam Oldenburgicam præcesserunt, & eorum rebus gestis, à Canuto VI, in quo Saxo definit, usque ad Christianum I.( Libri Quinque posteriores.) Historiæ Danicæ. Libri III. In quibus res commemorantur gestæ à Christiano I ac Ioanne, ejus filio: & nepote, Christiano II. GULIELMUS AURIACUS, sive, De rebus toto Belgio tam ab eo, quam ejus tempore, gestis; ad excessum Ludovici Requesensii. (Pars Prima. Tributa in libros decem.) FERDINANDUS ALBANUS, sive de rebus eius in Belgio per Sexennium gestis, Libri IV. In quibus Belli Belgici Principium. Additur de Induciis, Liber singularis, In quo ejusdem belli finis. Older annotation on free leave. Old waterdamage alone spine to the first 10 pp. Binding and hinges sound. Except for the smaller water damage pages are fine and clean. Bibl. Dan. III

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        Svecia, Dania, et Norvegia, Regna Europæ Septentrionalia. Iuxta Archetypum Andreæ Buræi de Boo...

      (Amsterdam, 1638). Kobberstukket skandinavienskort, 42,5x53,5 cm. Ukoloreret. Nederste del af midtfolden forstærket på bagsiden for revne (intet tab). Marginer her og der en smule flossede, men berører ikke billedfladen. Bagsiden med fransk tekst.. Kortet er tegnet af Anders Bure (Buræus) og blev udgivet i Blaeu's Theatrum i denne bearbejdede form. Svarer til Koeman Bl 16 A og er altså et af de tidligste tryk. Bure er blevet kaldt den svenske kartografis fader

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        The Epistle of Gildas, the Most Ancient British Author, Who ... Acquired the Name of Sapiens

      London: T. Coats for William Cooke, 1638. First edition in English. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. 12mo. (134),327pp. 19th century polished calf. Spine in 5 compartments, gilt title and rules. Boards blind-tooled in a lozenge design built up with a single floral tool. Engraved frontispiece of Gildas by William Marshall. First edition in English, translated from the Latin by Thomas Habington. Early handwritten notes on the front blanks. Signature of C. C. Dendy. Hinges cracked but strong; light edge wear; else a very good copy. Gildas provides some of the earliest commentary on the war effort associated with King Arthur. The first edition of the original Latin was pubished as Opus de Calimitate, Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae in 1525. STC 11895. Potthast, I, 525. Sarton I, 455. Lowndes, p. 790. ESTC S103163.

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        CORONICA MORALIZADA DEL ORDEN DE SAN AUGUSTIN EN EL PERU, CON SUCESOS EGENPLARES VISTOS EN ESTA MONARQUIA

      Barcelona. 1638.. [28],884,883-922,[27]pp. plus added engraved titlepage and one folding plate. Last two leaves provided in expert facsimile. Folio. Contemporary vellum, with calf spine and leather label. Engraved titlepage trimmed and mounted; letterpress titlepage heavily worn and repaired in similar fashion. Moderate to heavy toning, dampstaining, and soiling. Last few leaves heavily wormed, affecting some text. Small tear to edge of plate; trimmed closely and mounted. About good. First edition of this Peruvian Chronicle, one of the rarest referring to the history of Peru. It deals with the creation of the different churches and religious houses in Peru, but it also describes meticulously the most important historical events up to 1638. Born in Chuquisaca (1584), Antonio de la Calancha was an Augustinian religious man; he died in Lima (1654). Our copy has the rare historiated frontis and the extraordinary plate representing the martyrdom of Father Diego Ortiz in Vilcabamba, engraved by Pierre de Jode. Few complete copies have made it to this day; Leclerc’s copy did not have the engraving. One of the great American chronicles. SABIN 9870. LECLERC 1701. SALVA 3281. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 638/25.

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        Itinerarium Sacrae Scripzturae. Das ist: Ein Reisebuch uber die gantze heilige Schrifft, in drei Bücher getheilet... Zuvor gemehret mit einem Büchlein De Monetis et Mensuris... 4 Tle. in 1 Bd. Braunschweig, Kirchner, 1638. 7 Bll., S. 23-43 , Pag. springt auf 48-240, 3 Bll. (Register); 3 Bll., S. 1-78, 83-102, 2 Bll. (Register); 1 Bl., 24 (recte 30) S.; S. 1-23 und 26/27 (statt 28). Mit 5 (von 10) Holzschnitt-Karten (davon 3 doppelblattgr.) und 1 (von 2) doppelblattgr. Holzschnitt-Ansicht. 4°. Hldr. d. Zt. (Rücken fragmentarisch, bestoßen).

      Vgl. Graesse I, 572. Bewährtes Handbuch zur biblischen Geographie anhand der im Alten und Neuen Testament geschilderten Reisen.- Es fehlen die Karten: Welt (2x), Europa, Asien, Afrika und die Ansicht des Tempels.- Seiten 79-82 aus dem zweiten Teil und Seiten 24/25 und 28 aus dem letzten Teil fehlen.- Teils gebräunt, teils mit Wurmspuren im Innen- bzw. Fußsteg, 11 Blätter lose, Titel und ca. 18 Blätter mit hinterlegten Abrissen oder angerändert (teils leichter Buchstabenverlust).

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        Histoire de la Navigation

      Amsterdam: Evert Cloppenburgh, 1638. A stunning copy of Linschoten's classic illustrated travelogue to the East and West Indies, termed by Lach “the most important of the firsthand accounts published independently of the great travel collections” (I.198). No other book contained so much usable intelligence on the East and West Indies as Linschoten's. Unhindered by the censorship that affected writers from the Iberian Peninsula, the author included such information as sailing directions, physical descriptions of countries, and statistics on commerce and trade. The work was held in such high regard that for nearly a century, every Dutch ship headed for the East carried a copy of a Dutch edition of Linschoten. This copy of the third French edition (esteemed for its plates; see below) is rather unusual for being in entirely contemporary condition—in its original binding, and entirely unsophisticated internally. Although the work contains valuable reconnaissance for the New World (see below), the material on the East Indies is far and away the most valuable, being the fruit of the author's own observation. In the service of the Portuguese, Linschoten spent five years in Goa (1583-88/9), making numerous visits to the mainland. He was thoroughly immersed in Indian culture and the complex relations between the Portuguese colonial apparatus and indigenous peoples. Highlights include a first-hand descriptions of the caste system, political structures, business practices of the Banyas, and exotic natural phenomena. The first book treats the East Indies and East Africa, including regions as far east as Japan. The second book 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 includes a real roteiro after the Portuguese royal pilot Diego Affonso that sets out sailing directions from Portugal to India and from island to island in the East Indies. The third book is devoted to North America (Florida), the Caribbean and Brazil. The work was first published in Dutch in 1595/6. Latin and English translations followed in 1598. The first French edition appeared in 1610, but the plates are copies of the reduced version based on those in the De Bry; the second and third French editions return to the original, folio-sized plates of the Dutch edition and are accordingly the most desirable. Borba I, 490; Alden/Landis 638/37; Tiele 686-88; Lach, Asia in the Making of Europe, 1.1.196-204 & 482-90; Burnell & Tiele, The Voyage of John Huyghen van Linschoten to the East Indies, Hakluyt Society (Old Series) LXX-LXXI (London 1885).. Folio [20 x 30.5 cm] (4) ff. [including half-page engraved portrait on verso of 4th preliminary leaf], 206 pp.; (2) ff. [including second engraved title], 181 pp.; (1) f. [third engraved title], 1-60; 67-86 [i.e., 79] pp., 36 plates and 6 maps. Bound in contemporary vellum over pasteboards, edges of covers frayed and corners exposed; blank right corner of title and of preliminaries slightly dog-eared, some leaves a bit dusty; but generally an exceptionally fresh, altogether unsophisticated copy. Excellent.

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        Coemeteria Sacra Henrici Spondani Appamiarum Galliæ Narbonensis Episcopi. Quibus quid contineatur, brevi oratione aperiet Præfatio ad Lectorem

      Paris, LaNoüe 1638. 24 cm. (16, incl. Frontisp.), 664, (24) Seiten mit gestochenem Frontispiz und Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf Titel. Pergamentband der Zeit - Realenz. 18, 686 (irrig 1648) - Erste lateinische Ausgabe von "Les cimitières sacréz" über Begräbnisriten. Sponde (Spondanus), 1568 - 1643, trat 1595 von der reformierten zur katholischen Kirche über und erhielt 1606 die Priesterweihe. 1626 ernannte ihn König Ludwig XIII. zum Bischof von Pamiers, wo er energisch die Austilgung protestantischer Lehren betrieb. Im vorderen Innendeckel gestochenes Widmungsschild des Friedrichsgymnasiums Frankfurt an der Oder: "Curatorium Scholae Reformatae Friedericianae ..." darunter 11zeiliger Vers beginnend mit "Vade Liber ..." - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        America Novita Delineata

      Frankfurt:, 1638. [Americas] Size: 358 x 276 mm. Wash line mount size: 570 x 460 mm. Copper engraving. Later colouring. In good condition but with slight discolouration along the lower central fold. Minor toning. A beautiful map of America reduced from Merian's earlier map of 1631, with decorative scrolled title cartouche in the bottom left corner, and two galleons and sea monsters out at sea. At the top, there is an inset map of Greenland with accompanying text in Latin. South America is misshapen, with Brazil extending too far to the east. The area known as New England is labelled "Norembega", and California is part of the western coastline. Published in Neuwe Archontologia Cosmica.

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        Memoires Des Sages Et Royalles Oeconomies D'Estat, Domestiques, Politiques Et Militaires De Henri Le Grand

      Aletinosgraphe de Clearetimelle & Graphexechon de Pistariste, 1638. Leather Bound. Good. Large leather folio. Vol. 1: Alethinosgraphe de Clearetimelee & Graphexechon de Pistariste, Amsterdam: 1638 printing; Vol. 2: Augustin Courbé, Paris, 1662 printing. Four volumes in two. Contemporary full leather binding. French. Clean, unmarked pages. Some rubbing, wear to cover. Generally good. Very usable and readable. Earl Granville&#39;s book plate inside cover. See our pictures of this lovely set.<br> <br> Maximilien de Bethune (1560â&#128;&#147;1641) was a French Huguenot and prominent figure in the court of Henry IV of Navarre during the French wars of religion. He served Henry for nearly 40 years and was instrumental in French fiscal and military policy. His memoirs offer a contemporary view of the French court and history of this turbulent period of unrest and strife. Vol. 1 of the memoirs was printed by Bethune before his death in 1641. Vol. 2 was printed posthumously in Paris in 1662.

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