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2014-02-09 10:23:25
Hondius-Janssonius
Indiae Orientalis, ,1638. Indiae Orientalis, anno 1638, Janssonius map, german edition Coppermap, edited by Johannes Janssonius, Atlas Novus, german edition, anno 1638, Plate size: 39 x 49 cm., size of the leaf: 49 x 57 cm. Reference: Koeman, Me 121, Number 243. Printed on thick paper, contemporary coloured in outline, wide margins, little brownish on margins. Very good print. A very scarce and early, beautiful map of the region. The map depicts: Indochina, Philippines and the East Indies. Includet also the discoveries in New Guinea from the dutch explorations. Little restoration on below centerfold..
Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat
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2014-02-09 08:49:36
WEMMERS, Jacob
Rome Sac. Congreg. de Propaganda Fide 1638. First Edition 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]. Hardcover.
Bookseller: Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books
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2014-02-08 20:59:06
Knolles, Richard.
[London], Adam Islip, 1638.. Folio (235 x 335 mm). (10), 1500, (20), 31, (33) pp. Original half vellum over wooden boards. Gilt embossed red label to spine. All edges red.. Fifth edition. The first folio edition appeared in 1603. James VI of Scotland became James I of England in March of that year following the death of Elizabeth I. Knolles took advantage of the dynastic transition by dedicating the work to "the High and Mightie Prince James". Knolles' "Historie" is based heavily on a range of 16th-century printed chronicles and reports. It is, therefore, essentially a synthesis of other works, but a carefully crafted synthesis produced in English. Nothing of this scale and detail had appeared before in English on the Ottomans, and it would be another fifty years before a subsequent work in English would become the authority on the subject. Despite this fact, both Samuel Johnson and Lord Byron turned to Knolles centuries later, and both alluded to the richness of his prose style. William Shakespeare, moreover, likely used Knolles' work (and possibly an earlier manuscript version) as a source for his Othello (1603/04) (cf. Parry, 2003). - Two bookplates showing the arms of Lord George Macartney (1737-1806) on pastedown.The ESTC records 55 surviving copies. Identical with digital copy on EEBO, while the British Library counts 12 pp. (instead of 10 pp.) of preface. - ESTC S112920. STC (2nd ed.) 15055. Cf. Atabey, 1076; Wing K702, R2407, R2408; Blackmer 1466 (1687 ed.). V. J. Parry, Richard Knolles' History of the Turks. Ed. Salih Ozbaran. Istanbul, The Economic and Social Hist … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH
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2014-02-01 20:07:38
FREYRE DE SILVA, Luís
Pedro Lacaballería, Barcelona 1638 - 4º, Frontis con escudo, 11 hojas, 245 folios, 44 hojas de tablas sin numerar. Pergamino época, con lomo rotulado. Cortes jaspeados. Ex-libris. Muy buen ejemplar. Notable publicación que contiene los principios de los movimientos astrológicos y astronómicos en lengua castellana, y muestra los movimientos de los astros, los horarios, las tablas y juicios astronómicos, los encuentros de los planetas y los eclipses. Acompañada de extensas tablas, una con las ciudades más importantes, en latín y castellano, otra tabla proporcional del movimiento horario con sus longitudes y diferencias de tiempo, y el volumen termina con las tablas mensuales que calculan las efemérides para los años 1637, 1638 y 1639. Astronomía. Astrología. Cosmografía. Astronomy. Astrology. Cosmography.
Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio
2014-01-13 14:33:07
MAROLOIS, SAMUEL.:
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 th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton
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2013-12-13 17:42:50
MATHIEU, Pierre.
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''. Les passages sur la nécéssité de la réconciliation entre protestants et catholiques et l’éloge de l’édit de Nantes sont d’u … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Scritti [Paris, France]
2013-11-29 08:36:02
Junius Franciscus
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.
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2013-11-28 17:42:11
BACON, Nathaniel
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.
Bookseller: Antiquates
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2013-11-19 20:31:20
LAYMANN, Paulus (1574-1635).
Venezia: Venetiis, apud Iacobum Sarzinam, 1638. Folio; 6 hs., incluyendo portada con un bellísimo emblema de la Compañía de Jesús, 214 pp. + 247 pp.+ 226 pp. + 234 pp.+ 44 pp + 237 columnas, 3 hs. Encuadernación de época, en pergamino a la romana. Formado como jurista en Ingolstadt y jesuita desde1594, Laymann fue uno de los más grandes canonistas y moralistas de su tiempo, convirtiendose en el oráculo de la filosofía moral desde sus cátedras en Munich y Dillingen.
Bookseller: Hesperia Libros [Zaragoza, Spain]
2013-11-05 16:04:43
JANSSON, Jan
Atlas Novus. , c1638. Copper engraving. Original colour with later additions. Very good condition; expertly restored; wide margins. Size: 47.5 x 35 cm. 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)
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2013-11-02 20:14:10
ALDROVANDI Ulisse
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)
Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI
2013-11-02 14:40:33
ODDI Muzio = DE CASTRO Antonio
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.
Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI
2013-10-26 14:49:31
[Theology]. Mason, Francis. [1566 - 1621]
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.
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA
2013-10-19 06:20:33
TYMME, Thomas
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, Tymmeís little religious book was first published in 1605. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA [Tarzana, CA, U.S.A.]
2013-10-19 06:20:33
TYMME, Thomas
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, Tymmeís little religious book was first published in 1605. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA [Tarzana, CA, U.S.A.]
2013-09-24 18:21:43
MERIAN, Matthaus
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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-09-21 20:48:31
LOREDANO, GIOVANNI FRANCESCO.
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.
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Botteghina D'arte G
2013-09-06 18:06:20
Roberts, Lewes
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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2013-08-05 13:35:32
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 not … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-30 16:41:59
Blaeu, G
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2013-07-18 00:48:38
SHAKESPEARE SOURCE]; FLORUS, [Lucius] Publius Annaeus
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2013-07-16 19:42:41
Justinus, Marcus Junianus [Justin]; Boxhornius, Marcus Z. (Ed)
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.
Bookseller: Temple Rare Books [Oxford, United Kingdom]
2013-07-14 20:51:27
Bible. OT. Psalms. English. Paraphrases. 1638. Sternhold & Hopkins
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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2013-06-12 04:29:32
Johannes JANSSONIUS (1588-1664)
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 y … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius
2013-06-11 15:27:14
ALDROVANDI, U.
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.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk B.V.
2013-06-10 15:33:22
DELAFLEUR,N.G.
[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.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk B.V.
2013-06-09 17:21:40
MESSIA Pietro.
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.
Bookseller: Daris
2013-05-02 14:05:12
Carlo della Lengueglia
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. .
Bookseller: Pazzo Books
2013-04-16 00:29:22
Bible. O T. Psalms. English. Paraphrases. 1638. Sternhold & Hopkins.
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.
Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co., LLC (PRB&M) [US]
2013-02-04 09:17:00
FABRICIUS, VINCENTIUS & JOHANN HEERMANN.
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
Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat
2013-01-13 17:56:20
MEURSIUS, JOHANNES
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. Historica; Danica pariter, & Belgica; uno Tomo comprehensa: Quorum seriem pagina post præfationem ad Lectorem indicait. 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.)
Bookseller: Bøger & Kuriosa [DK]
2013-01-05 03:40:04
Bünting, H
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).
Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm
2013-01-04 17:46:17
MERIAN, Matthaeus.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2013-01-02 14:04:16
Salmasius C.
Cm. 15,7, pp. (56) 686 (72) + 1 cb. Frontespizio in rosso e nero con marchio tipografico inciso. Leg. coeva in perg. rigida con unghie, nervi passanti e titoli ms. al dorso. Esemplare genuino, marginoso, a carte candide ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Edizione originale, non comune, di questo trattato il cui fine è giustificare la legittimità del prestito sottomesso ad interesse. Cfr. Kress 536; Einaudi 5085 e Willems 471.
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense
2012-12-30 17:47:20
L'HÔSPITAL, Guillaume François Antoine, Marquis de.
A fine sammelband comprising the first editions of the first books on the differential and integral calculus, respectively. <br/><br/> "It was through his wide network of acquaintances in various European countries that Leibniz put into effect all his strategies for the spread of his analysis. The presence first of Jacob Hermann, the favourite pupil of Jacob Bernoulli, and then of Nicolaus I Bernoulli, the nephew of the Bernoulli brothers, as professors of mathematics in Padua was one outlet ... In France it was through the Oratorian circle of Nicolas Malebranche (1638-1715) that Johann Bernoulli introduced in 1691 the Leibnizian calculus. His lessons to the Marquis de l'Hôpital led to the draft of the first treatise of differential calculus (1696) [first offered work], and it was under the influence of Malebranche that some years later appeared the first works on the integral calculus by Louis Carré in 1700 [second offered work] and Charles René Reyneau in 1708. The spread and acceptance of the Leibnizian calculus was transferred in this way to the wide public, through the manuals and textbooks written for students at universities or ecclesiastical colleges." (Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics, p.56).<br/><br/> "Following the classical custom, [the first work] starts with a set of definitions and axioms... The difference (differential) is defined as the infinitely small portion by which a variable quantity increases or decreases continuously. Of the two axioms, the first postulates that quantities which differ only by infinitely small amounts may be substituted for … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books
2012-12-30 14:33:51
TASSIN
In-24 gr. (mm. 148 x 205), mz. pergam. antica, fregi e tit. oro su tassello al dorso, pp. 44 di descrizione, con 229 (su 230) tavv. inc. in rame f.t. di cui: 1 frontespizio, 1 indice generale, 1 carta geografica della Francia, 10 titoli e 8 indici, e con 208 "plans et profiles des principales villes des provinces de: Bourgogne (21 tavv.) - Dauphiné (38) - Principauté d'Oranges et contat de Venaissin (4) - Provence (16) - Languedoc (45) - Villes de Foix & Bearn (6) - Guyenne (21) - Poictou (24) - Loire (17) - Beaulce (16)". "Manca" 1 tav. della Provence. La carta geografica della Francia, ripieg., è mutila di una piccola parte. Cfr. Christie's "Antique Maps", p. 127: "Nicolas Tassin (1633-55) was appointed royal cartographer at Dijon before setting up as an engraver in Paris where he issued various collections of small maps and plans of France, Switzerland, Germany and Spain" - Tooley, p. 610. Nel ns. esempl.: frontesp. restaur. e con pesanti tracce d'uso, restauri margin. per piccole manc. o fori di tarlo sulle carte di testo, antiche note manoscritte al verso di numer. tavv. ma complessivam. ben conservato.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi
2012-12-29 22:15:13
(COMMON PRAYER).
London: Printed by Robert Barker... And by the Assignes of John Bill; [second work] Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1638; 1636.. Two volumes in one, 4to in 8's, (xl, 436), 186 pp. Engraved titles to both works, both with some manuscript and crossing out, Common Prayer lacking four leaves in signature U, Psalms lacking the final two leaves, one leaf with a closed tear, another with a piece torn out of the outer edge affecting the text, fine engraved 18th century bookplate of Martha Streatfeild plus another's later appointment card to paste down, ornate signature of Martha Streatfeild to fly leaf. Contemporary calf with delicate blind stamped decoration to the edges, sympathetically rebacked, raised bands, new gilt lettered red label.Both works are printed in black letter. STC 16411, 2664. Griffiths 1638-3.
Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB
2012-12-23 12:53:56
SULLY (Max. de Bethune, duc de)
à Amstelredam, chez Alethinosgraphe de Clearetimelee, & Graphexechon de Pistariste, à l'enseigne des trois Vertus couronnées d'A in folio, de 4ff.-535pp. & 4ff.-459pp., titres à la marque des 3 vertus aquarellée en rouge et vert, pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, bel exemplaire. Contrefaçon de l'édition originale, longtemps confondue avec la véritable et rarissime originale. De l'édition aux 3 vertus (aux 3 verts U), on distingue de nos jours 3 tirages différents: la véritable originale imprimée à petit nombre au château de Sully, une contrefaçon de Rouen 1649, et une autre contrefaçon (celle-ci) qui se distingue par une différence de collation, la composition étant plus compacte. Ici le parallèle de César avec Henri IV est bien imprimé en caractères romains comme dans l'originale. Ces mémoires sont un document capital pour l'histoire du règne d'Henri IV. Maximilien de Béthune, duc de Sully rédigea ses Mémoires de 1611 à 1617, alors qu'il était en disgrâce. La rédaction en est particulière, puisque les secrétaires de Sully sont censés lui raconter les détails, même les plus cachés, de sa vie. ¶ Brunet V.589 - Bourgeois & André Sources Hist. de France n° 2574 - Einaudi n° 5506 - Kress, 537
Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens [France]
2012-12-22 15:06:32
BACON, FRANCIS. - [LARGE-PAPER COPY - FIRST ED. IN LATIN OF "NOVA ATLANTIS" AND THE "ESSAYS"]
London, Edward Griffin [John Haviland, Bernard Norton, and John Bill], Richard Whitaker [& John Norton], 1638. Folio. (Binding: 32x22 cm, leaves: 31,1x20,8 cm.). Contemporary full speckled calf binding with six raised bands and gilt red leather title-label to spine. Boards with blindstamped ornamental border. Scuff marks to boards and hinges worn, so bands showing. Large woodcut head- and tail-pieces, initials, printer's devices, and typographical ornaments (that have been of great significance to the Baconians in their attempts to establish Bacon as the author of the works attributed to Shakespeare). Roman and Italic lettering, and some Greek. Several neat inscriptions to front free end-papers and verso of frontispiece, in Latin, Greek, English, and German, dated 1704, 1740, and 1926, the last being a presentation-inscription for the renowned German Bacon-scholar and noted Baconian George J. Pfeiffer. Neat early 18th century inscription to top of title-page. Old description of the copy (1946) neatly pasted on to inside of front board. Vague minor damp-staining to lower margin throughout, far from affecting text, and mostly barely visible. A vague minor dampstain to margins of a few leaves at the beginning, also far from affecting text. All in all a lovely, clean and crisp copy on large paper. Full page engraved frontispiece-portrait + (14), 386 (pp. 177-78 omitted in pagination); (16), 475, (1) pp. Fully complete, with separate half-titles for the different works. ¶ Scarce first edition, first issue, on large paper - THE GREAT BOOK COLLECTOR VOLLBEHR'S COPY, GIVEN TO THE I … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn [DK]
2012-12-22 15:06:32
BACON, FRANCIS. - [LARGE-PAPER COPY - FIRST ED. IN LATIN OF "NOVA ATLANTIS" AND THE "ESSAYS"]
London, Edward Griffin [John Haviland, Bernard Norton, and John Bill], Richard Whitaker [& John Norton], 1638. Folio. (Binding: 32x22 cm, leaves: 31,1x20,8 cm.). Contemporary full speckled calf binding with six raised bands and gilt red leather title-label to spine. Boards with blindstamped ornamental border. Scuff marks to boards and hinges worn, so bands showing. Large woodcut head- and tail-pieces, initials, printer's devices, and typographical ornaments (that have been of great significance to the Baconians in their attempts to establish Bacon as the author of the works attributed to Shakespeare). Roman and Italic lettering, and some Greek. Several neat inscriptions to front free end-papers and verso of frontispiece, in Latin, Greek, English, and German, dated 1704, 1740, and 1926, the last being a presentation-inscription for the renowned German Bacon-scholar and noted Baconian George J. Pfeiffer. Neat early 18th century inscription to top of title-page. Old description of the copy (1946) neatly pasted on to inside of front board. Vague minor damp-staining to lower margin throughout, far from affecting text, and mostly barely visible. A vague minor dampstain to margins of a few leaves at the beginning, also far from affecting text. All in all a lovely, clean and crisp copy on large paper. Full page engraved frontispiece-portrait + (14), 386 (pp. 177-78 omitted in pagination); (16), 475, (1) pp. Fully complete, with separate half-titles for the different works. ¶ Scarce first edition, first issue, on large paper - THE GREAT BOOK COLLECTOR VOLLBEHR'S COPY, GIVEN TO THE I … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Herman H J Lynge & Søn A/S [DK]
2012-11-30 02:14:34
MYDORGE (Claude).
A Paris, Chez Rolet Boutonne, 1638. Quatre parties en un volume in-12 (107 X 163) vélin rigide à coutures apparentes, titre calligraphié à l'encre noire en tête du dos (reliure de l'époque) ; (1) f. blanc, titre, (7) ff., 280 pages, 63 pages (dont titre), (1) page blanche, titre, (1) f. « Au lecteur », 67-106 pages, (5) ff. de table, (1) f. blanc, 39 pages (dont titre), (1) page blanche, (1) f. blanc. Tache brune sur le premier plat. SECONDE ÉDITION, en fait remise en vente de l'édition originale parue en 1630 chez Anthoine Robinot, avec un nouveau titre à la date de 1638. Elle est illustrée de 79 FIGURES sur bois, quelques-unes géométriques, la plupart narratives, certaines à caractère nettement emblématique. Cet ouvrage est un commentaire des "Récréations mathématiques" publiées à Pont-à-Mousson en 1624 sous le pseudonyme de H. Van Etten [Jean Leurechon]. La troisième partie est entièrement nouvelle et contient «a collection of many pleasant and recreative inventions of fireworks including the manner of making all kinds of rockets, single and double, with their composition all represented by figures » (Philip). La quatrième partie contient les Notes de Denis HENRION. Claude MYDORGE (1585-1647), qui était l'ami de Descartes et l'aidait à fabriquer des instruments d'optique, enrichit de ses remarques le traité de Jean Leurechon (1591-1670), l'un des premiers en langue française. Les récréations sont présentées sous forme de problème dont l'énoncé doit exciter la curiosité du lecteur : "Représenter en une chambre close tout ce qui se passe par dehors", par exemple. « A frien … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ERIC CASTERAN [TOULOUSE, MP, France]
2012-06-30 12:50:37
GALILEI, Galileo
Woodcut device on title & numerous attractive woodcut illus. & diagrams in the text. [8], 314 (misnumbered 306), [6] pp. Small 4to, very attractive antique red morocco (a bit of foxing), panelled in gilt with gilt fleurons in each corner, triple gilt fillets round sides, spine richly gilt, a.e.g. Leyden: appresso gli Elzevirii, 1638. First edition, and a very fresh copy, of Galileo's last and greatest work; it is the first modern textbook of physics and the foundation of modern mechanics. "The two sciences with which the book principally deals are the engineering science of strength of materials and the mathematical science of kinematics...Galileo's Two New Sciences underlies modern physics not only because it contains the elements of the mathematical treatment of motion, but also because most of the problems that came rather quickly to be seen as problems amenable to physical experiment and mathematical analysis were gathered together in this book with suggestive discussions of their possible solution."-D.S.B., V, p. 245. A very fine copy. Old stamp carefully erased from blank portion of final leaf. ❧ Dibner, Heralds of Science, 141. Evans, First Editions of Epochal Achievements in the History of Science (1934), 27. Horblit 36. Printing & the Mind of Man 130. Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, pp. 129-30. Sparrow, Milestones of Science, 75. .
Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.
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2012-06-28 17:22:18
Bolton, Robert [1572 - 1631]
London, 1638. '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]. 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.. [xix], blank, 214pp; [xiv], 390 pp + 8 pp table; [4], 97 pp; [vi], 27 pp. 8vo & 4to [A - O8, P4, Q2; A6, ¶2, B - Bb8, Cc6; A - N4; A - D4, E2]. 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." [à Wood, as quoted in the DNB].
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [U.S.A.]
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2012-06-26 19:53:35
VIDEL Louis
Pierre Rocolet, Paris, 1638. In folio reliure plein veau du temps, dos à nerfs, titre doré, frontispice gravé par Huret d'après Dumonstier, bois : vignette en page de titre, bandeaux, lettrines historiées, 17 f., 478 pages, 27 f. Bien complet de sa page de titre et de son frontispice, manque la page de faux titre, manque de papier en page de titre, frontispice avec les armes du Connétable aquarellées, taches éparses, reliure fatiguée, à restaurer. Louis Videl (1598-1675) fut secrétaire du Connétable de Lesdiguière, François de Bonne (1543-1626). Lesdiguières fut fait maréchal de France en 1609, duc et pair de France en 1611, et gouverneur du Dauphiné en 1612. Il reçut l'ordre du Saint Esprit. Livres [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Philippe Lucas Livres Anciens [Lyon, France]
2012-06-20 00:06:35
SHAKESPEARE SOURCE]; FLORUS, [Lucius] Publius Annaeus
Lugd. Batav. Leiden: apud Elzevirios, 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 in … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. [Calabasas, CA, U.S.A.]
2012-06-19 08:02:04
Paris: late 18th century. This superb hand-colored engraving, Plate 104, Vue du parterre du Chateau de Rambouillet, from the late 18th century measures 19.75” x 26.75” and is in excellent condition. Illustrated in this engraving are the gardens of Chateau Rambouillet, a castle in the town of Rambouillet, France. The vibrant clothing of the noblemen and women illustrated in heightened by the lush green gardens which they stand among, taking and interacting. The gardens and small ponds are shown in great perspective and seem to be endless. The pale colors of the sky add to the depth of the image and the overall luscious scene. During the mid to late 18th century, the trend amongst European artists, printmakers and publishers, was to visually record their own country's architectural treasures, and the natural beauty of their gardens. Motivated by national pride, artists and printmakers began to publish views of their most-admired estates and grounds. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside, they were meant to encourage public recognition of national treasures. These prints were meant to be purchased by the English and foreign tourists whom desired a memento of their travels. Louis XIV (1638-1715), the Sun King of France, had grown up during a civil war between rival factions of aristocrats, known as the Fronde, and wanted a site where he could control the French government by absolute rule. Louis settled on the royal hunting lodge at Versailles , which had been acquired by Louis XIII in 1632, and over the following decades expanded it into the largest palace an … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco [San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.]
2012-06-17 04:30:05
TAPIA Y ROBLES, Juan Antonio de.
Madrid, En la Imprenta de Francisco Martinez, 1638.. FIRST EDITION. 4°, contemporary limp vellum (inner front hinge weak, lacks ties and front free endleaf), pastedown endleaves taken from the text of an earlier work, vertical manuscript title on spine. Two finely engraved plates. Eighteen engraved half-length portraits in text at the beginning of eulogies II through XIX. Double-ruled woodcut border throughout. Woodcut initials. Nine woodcut tailpieces. Some light toning. In fine condition. Two plates with finely engraved portraits of the Conde Duque de Olivares [the dedicatee] and Philip IV of Spain, (6), 100 ll. [i.e., 102, with 96-97 bis]; quire Bb, of 2 ll., bound after quire Cc, which ends with the colophon. Leaf 87 incorrectly numbered 7. *** FIRST EDITION. The eighteen engraved half-length portraits are all dated 1637 and signed by Pedro Perete (or Perrete, d. 1639). Son and pupil of Pieter Perret (b. Antwerp 1555; d. Madrid c. 1625), the younger Perete was one of the second generation of Flemish engravers working in Spain. The portrait of the Conde Duque de Olivares, bearing the motto "Sicut oliva fructifera" instead of his name, is signed "Ex Archetypo Velazquez. Herman Panneels f. Matriti 1638". The portrait of Philip IV was also executed in 1638 by Panneels, after a painting by Diego Velázquez. Panneels, born in Antwerp (fl. Madrid 1638-50), is considered one of the best engravers in seventeenth-century Spain. The first eulogy, much longer than the others (ll. 7-18), is about King Philip IV. The others are of popes and saints (Leo I, St. Gregory I, Nicolas I, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books [U.S.A.]
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