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        Contrat de Mariage de M. Jean Louis de Bourbon et D. Helene de la Queille du premier 1st Aout 1639.

      1639 - A Contract of Marriage between Jean Louis de Bourbon-Busset, Baron de Chalus (1597-1667) and Helene de la Queille de Fleurac (? - 1669)] dated 1 August 1639. 8 1/2 in. x 13 in.; A title page, a blank page, 16 pages of calligraphic handwriting, and two blank pages; all text handwritten in French, on watermarked paper; sewn. The pages average 24 lines per page, with 4 Generalite de Paris stampings at the top of the first four sheets. Two signatures at the end [Mathon & Gibert ?] are probably those of two notaries, who by law were at that time and still are required to reduce the terms of a marriage contract to writing. Every recto has, beneath the last line of text and toward the left margin, a circular squiggle; two such marks appear at the end of the document, and at various places throughout the text in the left margin of a number of pages where cross-outs appear in the text. Permit me to speculate: the squiggles may be acknowledgements of their consent by the parties, both to the contract as a whole and to changes in the documents, a practice still followed today when interlineations are made to printed contractual documents. The signatures at the end (Mathon & Gibert?) are those of the notaries. Let me speculate further: if the foregoing is true, then the happy couple were illiterate and signified their consent by making their “marks,” as occasionally happens even today. Jean Louis was a descendant, along an illegitimate branch, of the earliest French Kings; specifically, of Robert, son of Robert the Strong who was count of Anjou, and nephew of Odo who became King of the Western Franks in 888. Throughout Medieval times and into the early modern era, marriages were most often motivated by politics, power, and land, almost never by love and romance. The latter two stimulants to propagating the species led to extra-marital affairs and illegitimate children. Sometimes these branches were legitimated by a king, and sometimes they weren’t. The record is not clear whether, by Jean Louis’s lifetime, his branch of the Bourbons had ever been legitimated. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Exercitationes juris, in quibus præter aliarum gentium leges, cum jure svecano jus romanu pro instituti ratione breviter ac succinctè confertur, &, quoties opus videtur, ad normam juris divini revocatur.

      Impensis authoris. Uppsala, Æschill. M(atthæi), 1639. 4:o. (127) blad. Sista bladet blankt. Med mycket ojämn arksignering! Titel tryckt inom träsnittsram. Fuktrand i nedre hörn genom H- och I arken och med lagerfläckar mot slutet. Mycket fint samtida pergamenband med guldornerad rygg med handtextad titel, guldornerade pärmar med dubbla ramlinjer, blommor i hörnen och medaljong i mitten. Med D'Antivaris pärmstämpel "C:T:A." pressad i svart på frampärmen. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Collijn sp. 528f. Almqvist s. 115. Björne s. 27f. Carlander II, s. 301 resp. III, s. 568. Träsnittsramen är densamma som användes till Nya Testamentet 1549-50 (i Hiertakatalogen (post nr. 1190) kallad för den "Lamensonska ramen", vilket troligen är felskrivet för "Laurentssonska"). Fint exemplar av första upplagan av Loccenius första större rättsvetenskapliga arbete! Det tillkom när Loccenius var professor i romersk rätt och var avsedd att vara en handbok i detta ämne. Det är även hans första bok som dessutom behandlar svensk rätt, även om den delen är av ringa betydelse. En andra upplaga av "Exercitationes" trycktes som bilaga till den andra upplagan av hans "Synopsis" (1653), med separat paginering, och sedan arbetade han in texten helt till den tredje och kraftigt utökade upplagan av "Synopsis" (1673). Johannes Loccenius (1598-1677), som föddes i Holstein, blev jur. dr. i Leiden 1625 och inkallad till Sverige av Gustav II Adolf till en professur i historia i Uppsala samma år. 1628 blev han professor Skytteanus, 1648 universitetsbibliotekarie, rikshistoriograf 1651 och 1667 assessor i antikvitetskollegiet. Som forskare i svensk rätt och som lärare introducerade Loccenius rättsvetenskapen i Sverige. Christopher Theodor D'Antivari (1690-1763) var romersk-tysk kejserlig minister-resident i Stockholm. Han gjorde stora donationer i Stockholm, bl. a till Klara kyrka (där han även är begravd) och adlades i Sverige samma år som han dog. Han hade ett stort biblotek, med historia och juridik. Hans bokstämpel är englit Carlander från 1740-talet

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        MUNDI LAPIS LYDIUS sive VANITAS per VERITATEM FALSI accusata & convicta Opera D. Antonii a Burgundia Archi-diaconi Brugensis.

      Viduae Joan. Cnobbari 1st edition, Antwerp 1639 - Copperplates (46 of 50 the missing 4 tipped in in facsimile on matching paper) by A. Pawels +Engraved titlepage by T.J. van Merlen after A. van Diepenbeeck. Quarto vellum [xxvi]+249pp (of which 4 leaves are in facsimile on matching paper) +[27]pp with errata list at end of the index. Damp tide marks to first 15 leaves which do not affect paper quality which is strong, supple & crisp. No tears, minimal signs of use or foxing affecting less than a dozen leaves. Bookplate Charles Clement Roemers at Maestricht on pastedown and traces of another removed, 17th century inscriptions on flyleaf & *2 otherwise no marks to text or plates. Lacks rear free endpaper. Good margins, thick paper and strong impression of both text and copperplates (Praz 292 Landw.72). 1 volume.

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        The Soules Progresse To the Celestiall Canaan, or Heavenly Jerusalem. By way of Godly Meditation and Holy Contemplation

      Printed by E. G. [Edward Griffin], London 1639 - Recent full leather, with gilt titles to label on spine. New end-papers. [28], 372pp, [1]. Mis-pagination at pp304, but text complete. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. [STC 25231] Full title: "The soules progresse to the celestiall Canaan, or heavenly Jerusalem : By way of godly meditation, and holy contemplation: accompanied with divers learned exhortations, and pithy perswasions, tending to Christianity and humanity. Divided into two parts. The first part treateth of the divine essence, quality and nature of God, and his holy attributs: and of the creation, fall, state, death, and misery of an unregenerated man, both in this life and in the world to come: put for the whole scope of the Old Testament. The second part is put for the summe and compendium of the Gospell, and treateth of the Incarnation, Nativity, words, works, and sufferings of Christ, and of the happinesse and blessednesse of a godly man in his state of renovation, being reconciled to God in Christ. Collected out of the Scriptures, and out of the writings of the ancient fathers of the primitive Church, and other orthodoxall divines: by John Welles, of Beccles in the County of Suffolk." Complete with a grovelling dedication to Sir John Hobart of Blickling. Title page grubby with a corner torn with loss to margin, now repaired. A few marks, a few pages with small perforations , but generally very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VARONES ILUSTRES DEL NUEVO MUNDO. DESCUBRIDORES, CONQUISADORES, Y PACIFICADORES DEL OPULENTO, DILATADO, Y PODEROSO IMPERIO DE LAS INDIAD OCCIDENTALES. SUS VIDAS, VIRTUD, VALOR, HAZAÑAS, Y CLAROS BLASONES. ILUSTRADOS.CON SINGULARES OBSERVACIONES POLITICAS, MORALES, IURIDICAS, MISCELANEAS, Y RAZON DE ESTADO; PARA MAYOR AUTORIDAD DE LA HISTORIA, Y DEMONSTRACION DELLA, Y SU UTILISSIMA LECCION.

      Madrid: Diego Díaz de la Carrera, 1639. - [36],427,72,[32]pp. including half title with full-page approbation. Folio. 18th-century polished speckled calf, boards and spine gilt. Boards and spine slightly worn, outer joints tender. From the Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, with 1860 engraved bookplate on front pastedown, blind pressure stamp on half-title, titlepage, and first leaf of text. Contemporary inscription of title ("VARONES ILUSTRES DEL NUEVO MUNDO") on front fly leaf, contemporary ownership inscription at bottom of half- title. Text browned with light foxing throughout. Printed notes at bottom of leaves Nn1 verso and a2 recto trimmed (affecting some text), paper flaws in text of final printed leaf (with slight loss). A very good copy. A collection of biographies of Spanish discoverers, conquistadors, and other figures involved in the early exploration and colonization of the New World, composed by a great grandson of Francisco Pizarro. Pizarro y Orellana, who held office in the Supreme Council of Castile, composed the work with the aim of simultaneously defending his ancestors Francisco, Juan, and Gonzalo Pizarro and laying claim to rights and grants due their descendants. "In order to hide this intention he cleverly included in his work biographies of other prominent discoverers such as Columbus, who by then was almost forgotten, Hernán Cortés, Alonso de Ojeda, and Diego García de Paredes. All the biographies are written in the same elevated tone of admiration, the narration being constantly enhanced with numerous erudite notes and comments in which the deeds of the subjects are favorably compared to those achieved by the great heroes of antiquity. In sharp contrast to the others, the biography of Diego de Almagro, the Pizarristas' great foe during the civil wars, is characterized by a poorly disguised tone of condemnation, his actions being shown as the tragic result of his personal shortcomings" - Delgado-Gomez. A fine mid-17th- century biographical compendium, providing extensive information about several key figures in the discovery and conquest of Spanish America. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 639/93. SABIN 63189. MEDINA (BHA) 999. PALAU 227687. JCB (3)II:276. DELGADO-GOMEZ, SPANISH HISTORICAL WRITING ABOUT THE NEW WORLD 59.

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        DE QUADRUPEDIBUS SOLIDIPEDIBUS VOLUMEN INTEGRUM, IOANNES CORNELIUS UTERVERIUS.COLLEGIT ET RECENSUIT. M.A.BERNIA IN LUCEM RESTITUIT. Bononiae Nicolaum Thebaldinum 1639 e in fine 1648

      Thebaldinum, Bononiae 1639 - [Fig. Storia naturale] (cm.35,7) Bella piena pergamena recente con unghie. Nervi al dorso, tassello in pelle e oro. -cc.4nn.(bianca la prima), pp.495, cc.14nn. Bellissimo frontis architettonico figurato inciso in rame da G.B. Coriolano. All'interno molte figure xilografiche di quadrupedi, animali strani, mostri, centauri ecc. Opera importante che contiene tutto il sapere naturalistico del rinascimento e che costituisce il massimo tentativo di descrizione da Aristotele ai nostri tempi. L'autore (1522-1605) fu grande collezionista di materiale naturalistico, appunto per l'esigenza di vedere e toccare ogni cosa da lui descritta. Prima carta bianca rimontata, insignificante lieve alone al margine bianco di una decina di carte all'inizio, altrimenti esemplare bellissimo, fresco e nitido, con le xilografie in ottima tiratura. -CERESOLI 42; -KRIVATSY 184; -GRAESSE I 65; -CATALOGO RAPPAPORT N°46/1255 -AUTORI ITALIANI DEL '600 1696 -MORANTI "Seicentine di Urbino" N°94 Manca a Brunet e a BM.STC. ITALIAN. XVII cent.[f23] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mundi Lapis Lydius, sive VAnitas per Vertate falso accusata & convicta opera Antwerp

      typis viduae Jaon. Cnobbari 1639 - FIRST EDITION 4to. pp. [xxviii] 249 [xxvi]. Roman letter, a little italic, printed side notes, woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, engr. t.p. featuring three female allegories of Truth, Justice and Vanity by Theodor Johannes van Merlen after Abraham van Diepenbeeck, 50 engraved emblems by A. Pauli in strong and clear impressions, on p. 234 full moon rising over a river, hand-coloured. Light age yellowing, slightest worming to gutter and margin of t.p., couple of ll. slightly short at end of ream; a handsome and well-margined copy in contemp mottled calf with covers triple-bordered in gilt, spine gilt in six compartments with raised bands, verysympathetically restored. An emblem book with a uncommon didactic twist: the typical pairing of each image with an instructive motto has been split in two, one describing the scene untruthfully ('vanitas'), the other its reality ('veritas'). For instance, surrounding an image of a printing house (p. 10) it is said that Verborum copia and Nihil copia, sed usus: although there is an abundance of words and writing, abundance means nothing without use. In fifty chapters, the book provides a dual commentary over subjects as diverse as memory, marriage, political power, fame, and eating habits. As de Bourgogne argues in the preface, the exercise proves that poor judgement sometimes allows vain conclusions to be drawn from truth. The work is critical of its own tradition, since other books of emblems encourage forming many different possible interpretations of word and image, both religious and profane. De Bourgogne's recognizes both tendencies in the genre, and his commentary reveals to readers not only which he takes to be true, but instructs them how to arrive at truthfulness for themselves. The volume is a fresh and innovative continuation of his earlier emblem book, Linguae vitia et remedia (1631) which focuses on remedies for the abuse of language through insults, lies, blasphemies, and calumnies. It was popular into the 18th century, reaching several other editions and translation into Dutch and German.
Little is known about Antoine de Bourgogne (1594 - 1657), Canon and Archdeacon of Bruges, although in one of the five laudatory poems at the beginning of the Mundi Lapis, he is connected by his friend the poet Olivarius Vredius, with the ancient House of Burgundy, through his namesake Anthony, bastard of Burgundy to Anthony's father Philip the Good (1396 - 1467), and finally Philip's father John the Fearless (1371 - 1419).
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        Mundus lapis Lydius sive Vanitas per veritate(m) falsi accusata & conuicta.

      Ww J. Cnobbaert, Antwerpen 1639 - [28]-249-[27] pp. (minor staining). Original edition of a fine emblem book by the Bruges canon and arch-dean Antonius a Burgundia, also published in a Dutch version. Illustrated with an engraved title by Th. J. van Merlen and 50 engraved emblems by Andreas Pauwels, all after A. van Diepenbeek. The work systematically contrasts Vanity and Truth. Ownership entry on title crossed out. Publisher's presentation inscription on old flyleaf bound with at front. Ref. Landwehr 98. Emblem books Leiden 83. STCV (1). BCNI 9195. Funck 284. 1 volumes. Small defaults at spine, later endpapers. Good copy. Contemporary overlapping vellum , flat spine.

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        Sylva Sylvarum: or, A Naturall Historie

      London: Printed by John Haviland, for William Lee, 1639. Early. Leather Bound Leather Bound. Fair. (Natural History) BACON, Sir Francis. â&#128;&#156;Sylva Sylvarum: or, A Naturall Historie : In Ten Centuries. Written by the Right Honourable Francis Lo. Verulam Viscount St Alban. Published after the authors death, by William Rawley Doctor in Divinity, one of his Majesties Chaplaines. Hereunto is now added an alphabeticall table of the principall things contained in the whole worke.â&#128;&#157; London: Printed by John Haviland, for William Lee, 1639. Stated Fifth Edition. Includes with â&#128;&#156;New Atlantis. A Worke unfinished. Written by the Right Honourable, Francis, Lord Verulam, Viscount St. Alban,â&#128;&#157; which has divisional title page and separate pagination. Oversized Quarto, 13.5 x 9.25 inches. Full calf leather binding, elaborate gilt designs on spine with 6 raised hubs, decorative gilt embossed design with edging on boards. Additional engraved title page present. All edges gilt. Paste-down endpapers detached from boards. Lacks engraved frontispiece portrait. Toning and foxing. Previous owner&#39;s ink signature or writing scratched out on some pages. Spine and boards heavily worn and scuffed. Joints starting with some chips. Edge wear with bumping and chipping to leather. Fair condition. <br><br> Shortly after the death of Bacon in 1626, his personal secretary, William Rawley, published a commemorative volume with 32 Latin poems in his honor. Committed to promoting Bacon&#39;s intellectual reputation, Rawley subsequently edited and published other treatises by Bacon. Sylva Sylvarum, or A Naturall Historie belongs to a group of philosophical tracts that were published posthumously. It is an anthology of one thousand paragraphs consisting of extracts from many books, mostly from antiquity, and Bacon&#39;s own experiments and observations. At the end of the volume, Rawley also included the â&#128;&#156;New Atlantis. A Worke unfinished.â&#128;&#157; This brief tract is a description of a utopian island and its scientific community: Salomon&#39;s House.

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        Woodcut portrait by Coriolano

      1639. <p>Liceti, Fortunio (1577-1657). Woodcut portrait by Giovanni Battista Coriolano (1590-1649), signed in the block by the artist. N.p., 1639. 194 x 138 mm. (image measures 172 x 130 mm.). Matted. Tiny ownership stamp on the verso, one or two marginal finger-marks, but fine otherwise.</p><p>Excellent impression with good margins of one of Coriolano&#39;s most famous woodcut portraits. The subject, Italian physician and scientist Fortunio Liceti, was the author of De monstrosorum causis, natura & differentiis libri duo (1616), one of the earliest classifications of deformities (see Garrison-Morton 534.53). He also published works on astronomy and spontaneous generation, and minerology. Coriolano, the son of Cristoforo Coriolano, is best known for his woodcuts, "which resemble in style those of F. Villamena" (Bryan, Biographical Dictionary of Painters and Engravers [1886]). The verso of the print is blank, indicating that it was issued separately and not as part of a book. Heinecken, Dictionnaire des artistes, dont nous avons des estampes (1790), 300. </p>

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        Virginiae partis australis, et Floridae.

      Amsterdam 1639 - Copperplate engraving with fine original color, refreshed; some reinforcement and offsetting, else excellent. A map that combines elegant design with historical importance, it depicts the area from the lower Chesapeake Bay, down through North Carolina¿s Outer Banks, the entire coastlines of South Carolina and Georgia, along through to northern Florida. The map reflects the growth of the English colony beyond the Jamestown settlement. The English royal coat of arms marks this area. Less well known but shown on the map is one of the failed French colonies in Port Royal in South Carolina, whose inhabitants were massacred by the Spanish. Beyond this, there was little European presence in the Southeast at the time, as indicated by the predominance of Indian tribal names on the map on the area. Because the area was still dimly known at the time, the map abounds in legends concerning the nature of the interior, man of which are of a tantalizing nature. One lake is reported by Indians to contain silver. Gold and silver are supposedly found in the Appalachian Mountains, which are shown on the map in Georgia. Another large lake on the map that is said to have a large falls emanating from it might actually be the mapmaker¿s guess at locating Lake Ontario and the Niagara Falls The map is a fine example of Dutch decorative engraving. Six well-drawn Indian figures flank the title cartouche, and three well-detailed sailing vessels and two compass roses provide added ornamentation. Burden 254; Cumming 42

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        Tractatus de Supplicatione ad Sanctissimum a Litteris et Bullis.

      1639 - Royal Authority and the Church Salgado de Somoza, Francisco. Tractatus de Supplicatione ad Sanctissimum a Litteris et Bullis Apostol. Nequam, Et Importune Impetratis in Perniciem Reipublicae, Regni, Aut regis, Aut Iuris Tertii Praejudicium: Et de Earum Retentione Interim in Senatu. Opus Sane Pulchrum et Grave Utrique Reipublicae Ecclesiasticae, & Temporali Utile Admodum a Doctis Petitum, & Acunctis Desideratum. Copiosa Litterarum per Politicarum Exornatione (Tum ad Regimen, Tum ad Status Rationem Conducibilium) Illustratum. Madrid: Apud Mariam de Quinones, 1639. [xvii], 350, [101] ff. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (11-1/4" x 8"). Contemporary limp vellum, large calligraphic title to spine. Light rubbing and a few minor chips to extremities, stain to upper corner of front cover, free endpapers lacking. Large copperplate arms to title page, woodcut decorated initials. Light toning to text, occasional light foxing. Minor stains, early signatures and annotations to title page, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. Preferred for its unexpurgated text, this treatise asserts royal authority over papal bulls and apostolic letters. Other editions, edited in response to Papal censure, were published in 1664, 1758 and 1792. All are scarce in North America; OCLC locates 3 copies of the first edition (at Columbia, Harvard Law School and UC-Berkeley Law School). Palau, Manual del Librero Hispano-Americano 287429. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        SUMMA TOTIUS THEOLOGIAE S. THOMAE AQUINATIS, DOCTORIS ANGELICI, ORDINIS PRAEDICATORUM - TERTIA PARS

      Edition : COLONIAE AGRIPPINAE, CORNELII AB EGMOND, 1639 - Tome troisième d'une édition en 3 volumes in-4 - Texte en latin - Ce troisième volume contient la 3e partie (Questions I-XC), son supplément (Question C), ainsi que l'Index de l'ensemble des volumes - Vignette au titre, vignette à la fin du volume, lettres ornées gravées sur bois - Texte sur deux colonnes - Reliure plein cuir brun d'époque, dos à nerfs très orné, - Cuir craquelé, fente au mors du premier plat, mouillure en marge de quelques feuillets - Ex-libris ancien en page de garde (8), 352, (8), 280, 208 pages, in-4, relié, 21 cm. Bon état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tropheos y antigüedades de la Imperial Ciudad de Zaragoza. Y General Historia suya, desde su fundación después del diluvio general, por los nietos del Patriarca Noé, hasta nuestros tiempos. Primera Parte. Contiene sus Antigüedades, y Goviernos, Reedificaciones, Guerras, Leyes, Monedas, Linages, Personas Illustres,. Dividida en dos Estados, secular, y eclesiástico

      Barcelona, Sebastián de Cormellas, 1639 - 8º mayor, 1 grabado +[12]+519+[8] p, pasta española rozada, tejuelo, nervios, hilos dorados en lomo, cuatro taladros en lomo, cortes tintados descoloridos. Papel tostado y con leves manchas, rasgaduras sin pérdida, pequeño quemazo en margen de algunas hojas, sin afectar en absoluto, marcas de lápiz esporádicas; páginas 427 a 424 cambiadas de orden, pero sin faltar ninguna. Escudo de la ciudad, grabado por J. Vallés en calcografía y a toda página, antes de portada. Aragón

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        The Elements of the Common Lawes of England, Branched into a double Tract: The One Containing a Collection of some principall Rules and Maximes of the Common Law [and] The Other The Use of the Common Law [etc.]. S.T.C. 1136; Gibson 195. Quarto

      London: Printed by [R. Young for] the Assignes of Iohn More Esquire, 1639. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked in blind, very worn, with an unusual gilt device (a skull and feathers?) on each board; a clean crisp copy Bacon&#39;s most famous legal work, and the first collection in English of the maxims of English law, part of Bacon&#39;s larger scheme to systematize and reform the law, and part of a much more extensive collection of his maxims never published and now lost

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        THE ESSAYES OR COUNSELS, CIVILL AND MORALL OF FRANCIS BACON BARON OF VERULAM VISCOUNT SAINT ALBAN

      JOHN BEALE, LONDON 1639 - 1639. Description: 4to, TITLE WITHIN WOODCUT BORDER, CONTEMPORARY CALF HARDBOUND. Dimensions: 7 1/8" x 5 1/2" x 1." Condition: VERY GOOD; LACKS FIRST AND LAST BLANKS, K5 CLOSED TEAR, ONE OR TWO FF. STAINED, SOME BROWNING, BOOKPLATES ON FRONT PASTEDOWN AND FRONT FREE END PAPER, FRONT HINGE BROKEN (PROFESSIONALLY REPAIRED). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sylva SylvarumOrA Naturall Historie in Ten Centuries

      London - William Lee 1639 - An early copy of Francis Bacon's Sylva Sylvarum. Fifth edition with alphabetical table of the principle things contained within the work, featuring decorative head and tail pieces, and illuminated capitals. To which is added Bacon's A New Atlantis a Worke Unfinished. Autopian workoriginallyreleased in 1627,depicting Bacon's ideas of an ideal land where generosity and enlightenment, dignity and splendor, piety and public spirit were the commonly held qualities of the inhabitants of Bensalem. The name Bensalem means Son of Peace, having obvious resemblance with Bethlehem and is referred to as God's bosom, a land unknown, in the last page of the work. There has been much speculation as to whether a real island society inspired Bacon's utopia. Scholars have suggested numerous countries, from Iceland to Japan,a city named Bensalem was actually founded in Pennsylvania, USA, in 1682. Bacon has been called the creator of empiricism. His works established and popularised inductive methodologies for scientific enquiry, often called the Baconian method, or simply the scientific method. His demand for a planned procedure of investigating all things natural marked a new turn in the rhetorical and theoretical framework for science, much of which still surrounds conceptions of proper methodology today. The Sylva Sylvarum is particularly fascinating as it contains numerous passages dealing with medical treatments for the prolongation of life and the preservation of flesh. Sylva Sylvarumlacks the frontispiece and engraved title page. New Atlantis lacks last leaf. Condition: In a half vellum binding with paper covered boards. Externally, rather rubbed and worn. Loss to the spine, and vellum is lifting. Both boards are held by the cords only and are rather delicate. Internally, generally firmly bound yet with some leaves working loose, and endpapers absent. Pages are bright, but with the odd spot and handling mark. Tide marks to title page through to page 2, and 111 to 147. Marginal evidence of past worming throughout the text. Minor loss to title page. Copperplate ink inscriptions to the front and rear pastedowns, and title page. Overall: FAIR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MEMOIRES DES GAULES DEPUIS LE DELUGE IUSQUES A L'ESTABLISSEMENT DE LA MONARCHIE FRANCOISE, AVEC L'ESTAT DE L'EGLISE ET DE L'EMPIRE (TOME I), HISTOIRE GENERALE DE FRANCE AVEC L'ESTAT DE L'EGLISE ET DE L'EMPIRE, (TOME II)

      Chez Claude Sonnius, Paris 1639 - RO40099298: 572 pages (plus Table des matières) pour le tome I, et 852 pages (plus Table des matières) pour le tome II. Gravures en noir et blanc en pages de titre. Illustrés de larges bandeaux décoratifs en noir et blanc en tête des chapitres. Lettrines en noir et blanc en tête des chapitres et paragraphes. Larges culs-de-lampe noirs et blancs en fin de chapitres. Dos à nerfs. Titres encadrés et fleurons dorés sur les dos. Motifs ovals et filets dorés sur les plats. Ouvrages en mauvais état. Tome I: dos très abîmé, avec manque important en coiffe de tête, et se détachant. plats très abîmés, avec manques sur les coins et le mors du 2e plat. 1er plat se détachant. 2e plat détaché. dos des plats et pages de garde abîmés. annotations d'époque en pages de garde et de titre. 100 dernières pages, ainsi que pages de Table très abîmées par des insectes, avec petits manques. pages du texte globalement très lisibles, avec de légères mouillures. Tome II: dos abîmé, avec petit manque en coiffe de pied. plats très abîmés, avec manques sur les bords et les coins, et cuir du 2e plat se détachant. 1er plat se détachant. dos des plats et pages de garde abîmés. annotations d'époque en page de titre. page de titre abîmée. pages du texte globalement très lisibles, avec des mouillures. Chaque tome peut être vendu séparément (400 Euros le volume). Par M. Scipion Dupleix, Conseiller du Roy en son Conseil d'Estat et Privé, & Historiographe de Sa Majesté. 5e édition. Avec privilège du Roy. Tome II contenant l'histoire depuis Hugues Capet iusques à Louis XI. In-Folio Relié plein cuir. Etat passable. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Déchirures Classification Dewey : 940.1-Moyen-Age [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memorial en que se hace relación de la descensión de la Virgen Santísima Nuestra Señora: Y de la visita que hizo a la Iglesia de San Ildefonso de la ciudad de Jaén, el año de 1430. Y de la Milagrosa Imagen de Nuestra Señora de la Capilla, que esta en el mismo sitio.

      Jaén: Francisco Perez de Castilla, 1639. - 8vo. 1 grabado, 80 fols. Encuadernación plena piel con nervios y ruedas gofradas en seco en los planos (siglo XIX). Cortes tintados. Muy buen estado. Muy raro. Palau 26211

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        Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Politie

      London: William Stanbye 1639 - Large hb edition in half black leather, gilt lined & with marbled boards & marbled endpapers. Spine has 4 raised bands, gilt title & 4 small gilt ill. Attractive illustrated title page has tiny previous owner inscriptions with occassional annotations inside. Several decorative head & tail pieces with some decorative initial letters. Just minor wear, corners rubbed - otherwise very good, 583pp. plus index (7.5 x 11") **Heavy - please contact bookseller for P&P costs**

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        Sammelband containing 7 independently published law collections for the Ducy of Styria, including 5 early, rare Graz printings.

      Graz and Augsburg, 1583-1639. - Folio. I: Lanndhandvest. Des Löblichen Hertogthumbs Steyr, darinnen Keyserliche, Königliche, und Landtsfürstliche Freyhaiten, Statua, Landtgebruch and andere Satz [.]. (4), 67, (1) ff. (Augsburg, Michael Manger), 1583. - II: Des Löblichen Fürstenthumbs Steyer Gerichtsordnung: Wie vor der Landtshauptmanschafft und dem Schrannengericht Procediert werden solle Reformiert Im Jahr/1618 [.]. (4), 48 ff. Graz, Widmanstetter, 1620. - III: Des Löblichen Fürstenthumbs Steyer Landt- und Peindlich Gerichtsordnung [.]. (7), 56, (1) ff. (Augsburg, Michael Manger), 1583. IV: Bergwercksordnung. (2), 50, (3) ff. Graz, Widmanstetter, 1617. V: Deß Fürstenthumbs Steyr BerckrechtsBüchel [.]. (6) ff. Graz, Sebastian Haupt, 1639. VI: New verfaste ZechendtOrdnung, im Fürstenthumb Steyr. (6) ff. Graz, Sebastian Haupt, [c. 1605, from Austrian National Library copy]. VII: In allgemainen der Dreyer Lande Steyr, Khärndten, unnd Crain [.] Landttag. (10) ff. (Graz), [Zacharias Bartsch], (1578). With 3 title pages printed in red and black, one woodcut title border and large heraldic woodcut (IV), and 3 page-sized woodcuts in the text. Several woodcut vignettes. Contemp. vellum. These separately published regimes are "of the utmost importance for Austrian legal history" (cf. A. Huber, quoted in Europ. Rechtsgeschichte). Discusses administrative and civil law, legal procedure, treatment of the "villains", and various crimes (murder, manslaughter, personal injury, theft, adultery, infanticide, abduction, polygamy, magic, poisoning, violation, etc.) and their punishment. - Binding somewhat wormed and with traces of cuts; altogether a very appealing volume with seven interesting works of 16th-century practical law. Very rare throughout, none of the works in OCLC. I: VD 16, S 8762. BM-STC German 841. Sauer & Auvermann (Europäische Rechtsgeschichte) 2190. Stubenrauch 1367. Stobbe II, 410. Not in Adams. - II: VD 17, 1:015904M. Bibliogr. Widmannstadiana 332. Not in Sauer & Auvermann. Stubenrauch 3291. - III: VD 16, S 8770. BM-STC German 841. Not in Adams. Sauer & Auvermann 2190. Stubenrauch 2336. Stobbe II, 410. IV: Not in VD 17, KVK, OCLC. Bibliogr. Widmannstadiana 315. Cf. Stubenrauch 316 (1620 ed.). V: VD 17, 7:708395V. Bibliogr. Widmannstadiana 379. Not in ÖNB. Cf. Stubenrauch 647 (1663 and 1682 eds.).VI: VD 17, 1:015875K. Not in Stubenrauch. VII: Not in VD 16 or Stubenrauch.

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        Rerum Burgundicarum libri sex, in quibus describuntur res gestae regum, ducum comitum[que] utiusque Burgundiae.,

      Den Haag, Maire 1639. - 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. kl.-8°. 8 Bll., 458 S., 18 Bll.; 8 Bll., 103 S. Mit zahlr. gefalt. Tab. Pgmt. d. Zt. Einbd. etw. fleckig. Rü. restaur. pp. Gewicht in Gramm: 1000

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        L' Ifigene, del Vescovo di Belley austerità sarmatica, trasportato dal francese per il Sig. Reg. Lalmano e pubblicato da Michelangelo Torcigliani.

      Crist. Tomasini, Venetia 1639 - [Prima edizione-Autografo] (cm.22) bella piena pergamena originale, titolo al dorso.--cc. 12 nn., pp. 207 + errata. Elegante corsivo, grande marca al frontis, bei capilettera e fregi. Prima edizione italiana molto rara, manca ad Autori Italiani del '600, Choix, Graesse, Brunet, exeter Libraries Italian, British M. Cat. XVII Cent. Italian Books. Per notizie sulle varie opere ed edizioni vedi:* Descrains Jean "Bibliographie de Jean-Pierre Camus" (1971); *Gordon de Percel " Bibl. des Romans " vol. II p.165; *Viullet le Duc "Bibliotheq. Poetique " vol. II p.211. Mentre Michel-Michel II p.27 la cita con data sbagliata. Esemplare molto bello e particolare in quanto porta alla sguardia la firma autografa dell' editore Michelangelo Torcigliani e alcune sue noticine ai margini di alcune carte. Per notizie sul Torcigliani vedi: Loredano Giov. Franc. "Le glorie.overo gli huomini illustri dell' accademia dè Signori Incogniti di Venezia" (Ve. 1647) p. 337. Secondo il Census Iccu Sbn solo una copia è presente nelle biblioteche italiane.[f52] [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        De motu cordis et sanguinis in animalibus, anatomica exercitatio.

      Lugduni Batavorum, ex officina Johann Maire 1639 - In- 4°, legatura recente in pergamena coeva. (iv), 267, 84 pp. Fra le pp. 82-83 del commentario si trovano posposte 4 pp. preliminari segnate * e *2. (Lectori S.). Le due tavole incise in rame sono situate all' inizio dell' opera. Tali anomalie ricorrono in diversi esemplari, come precisa il Keynes. Timbro rosso con arme nobiliare al verso del frontespizio, ripetuto in fine. Carta qua e là con lievissime rifioriture, ma bell' esemplare nel suo stato originale. Rarissima terza edizione (seconda del testo completo) del capolavoro di W. Harvey, quasi introvabile come la prima edizione del 1628, divenuta praticamente irreperibile. Questa edizione è più interessante dell' originale perché contiene le risposte dell' autore alle violente critiche di James Primerose ed Aemilius Parisanus. Il trattato del Primerose fu pubblicato a Londra nel 1630. Il suo autore fu uno dei più accaniti oppositori. "What Galilei did for physics, Harvey did for physiology and thus, medicine. He desribed exhaustively the movement of the blood, considered it quantitatively and thus syntheetized the scattered and divergent body of observations which meant nothing or little so far and were to mean everything since. The integration of the work of Servet, Colombo, Cesalpino and others into a complete scheme accounting for itself and for all of its detail - the filling of every hole in in the great tissue of which every part is interlocking and soldly woven - this indeed is an achievement of the very first magnitude" (Stephen d' Irsay, Introduction to Lier List "William Harvey", 1928). "Discovery and experimental proof of the circulation of the blood. Together with Vesalius's Fabrica (1543), Harvey' s De motu cordis shares the honour as the greatest book in the history of medicine. By fundamentally changing our conceptions of the functions of the heart and blood vessels, Harvey pointed the way to reform of all of physiology and medicine. During the mid 17th century new mechanical and chemical systems of physiology incorporated the circulation as a basic assumption in the explanation of a wide range of vital phenomena, and while subsequent developments in physiology have led to great changes in thinking about the function of the circulation, they have abundantly confirmed the importance of Harvey's discovery as the cornerstone of modern physiology and medicine" (Garrison & Morton, Medical bibliography, 759). Keynes, Bibliography of the writings of Williams Harvey, 3. Heirs of Hippocrates, 417. Krivatsy, Catalogue of 17 th century books in National Library of Medicine, 5329. Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Catalogue of printed books, I, 3070. Sallander, Bibliotheca Walleriana, 4089. Reynolds Historical Library, 1881. Cushing, Collection of books and mss., H-144. Dibner, Heralds of science, 123. ( 1st edition 1628). Grolier Club, One hundred books famous in medicine, 27-A (idem). Printing and the mind of man, 127 (idem). LeFanu, Notable medical books from the Lilly Library, p. 63 (idem). No copy in Pilcher, Osler, Orr, Norman collection. La scoperta della circolazione del sangue. www.libreriabrighenti.it [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LES NOUVELLES PENSEES DE GALILEI, MATHEMATICIEN ET INGENIEUR DU DUC DE FLORENCE.

      For Pierre Rocolet, Paris 1639 - Science; Physics; Mechanics; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" ; Later paper wrappers, lacking 2 front blanks, lacking pp 85-96 & pp 147-158. Woodcut illus. Throughout text, 1 folding plate; creased & repaired on verso. Worming to upper fore-edge margins. Nonetheless a very rare nicely illustrated copy of this work published during Galileo's lifetime. He probably died at the age of 77 on Jan-8,1642 in Arcetri Italy. New thoughts of Galilei, mathematician and engineer . Or wonderful inventions, demonstrations . Unknown at present, it is treatise on the proportion of movements, both natural and violent, and of all that is most subtle in the Mechanics and in physic. Provenance- Sessler's Book Store, Mabel Zahn, ; Wasserman. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Discurso de los tufos,copetes y calvas,del maestro Bartolomé Ximenez Paton,escrivano del Santo Oficio y correo mayor del campo de Montiel,catedrático de eloquencia.

      Año de 1639. Con previlegio. Impresso en Baeca por Juan de la Cuesta. - Primera edición. 4to. 8 hojas, 65 folios, 1 hoja. Encuadernación del siglo XVIII en piel moteada. Ejemplar con ex libris de la Biblioteca del Palacio Real(Madrid) con sello estampillado en rojo de cambio-duplicado. La biblioteca de Palacio cambió o cedió libros duplicados hasta el final del reinado de Alfonso XIII. Ex libris en q2 del Conde de Mansilla. La obra termina con unos versos de Quevedo dedicados al Conde Duque de Olivares. Jiménez Patón fue gramático,humanista y retórico.(1569-1640),amigo de Lope de Vega y autor prolífico de temática variada. Esta obra es consecuencia de las políticas de reformas llevadas a cabo por el Conde duque de Olivares en la &#147;Junta Grande de Reformación&#148; que tuvo como objetivo mejorar las costumbres y reprender el lujo. Esta Junta trabajó y elaboró los capítulos de reformación publicados en 1623. Varias disposiciones en 1638 y 1639 prohibieron los copetes,tufos y guedejas y elementos de ostentación y provocación en la vestimenta que generó escritos a favor y en contra de tales medidas. Obra rara y en excelente estado de conservación con una procedencia excepcional. No en Salvá y Gallardo. Extremely rare book printed by the Quixote´s printer Juan de la Cuesta at Baeza in Andalucia.The book deals with the regulations that were carried out about dressing by the Count of Olivares, spanish prime minister with king Philip IV. This copy has an oustanding provenance: The Royal library from the Royal palace with its "duplicate-change" stamp on the royal ex libris. The changes oof duplicate from the royal library was a normal practice that ended with Alphonse XIII in 1931.From this time onwards, the libray was entitled as National patrimony so that any change or loan was forbidden. Pasted ex libris from the library of the Count of Mansilla at reverse of title page. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dell'historia Di Pietro Giovanni Capriata :libri dodici ne' quali si Contengono tutti i mouimenti d'arme successi in Italia dal 1613 fino al 1634. A History of the Wars in Italy from the Year 1613 to the Year 1634

      Philippo Gamonet, Geneva 1639 - Philippo Gamonet, Geneva, 1639. First published in 1638. This is a rare early edition of Capriata's book, in good condition. The book is bound in full leather with five raised bands on the spine, lacking the title label. Corners bumped. The hinges are cracked for 1.5 cm top and bottom of the front hinge, and bottom of the back hinge, but the cracks are stable, and the boards are firmly attached. The text block is tightly bound, and clean, except for some light browning and occasional light marks. There is a small amount of marginal worm damage, which has led to the loss of the top corners of four leaves, without loss of text. 1205 pages, plus a 34-page index. Text in Italian. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Historie of the Holy Warre [First Edition of the First Modern Study of the Crusades in English; Folding Map of the Holy Land]

      London: Printed by Thomas Buck, one of the Printers to the Universitie of Cambridge; sold by Iohn Williams ... in St P. Church-yard, 1639. Hardcover. Good. Octavo. The first major work by Thomas Fuller, a prolific author, pioneer historian and in-demand pastor in 17th-century England. The first modern history of the Crusades in English, "Historie of the Holy Warre" became a bestseller and went through six editions. Samuel Pepys had a copy in his library. Per DLB: "...&#39;The Historie of the Holy Warre,&#39; is a lively and well-The first major work by Thomas Fuller, a prolific author, pioneer historian and in-demand pastor in 17th-century England. The first modern history of the Crusades in English, "Historie of the Holy Warre" became a bestseller and went through six editions. Samuel Pepys had a copy in his library. Per DLB: "...&#39;The Historie of the Holy Warre,&#39; is a lively and well-informed account of the Crusades....Picking up his narrative where Flavius Josephus&#39;s &#39;The History of the Jewish War&#39; leaves off-with the Romans&#39; destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in the first century-Fuller proceeds to the Crusades, summarizing his subject at the end of the fourth book: &#39;Thus after a hundred ninety and four years ended the Holy War; for continuance the longest, for money spent the costliest, for bloodshed the cruelest, for pretences the most pious, for the true intent the most politic the world ever saw.&#39; " ODNB: "[&#39;Historie of the Holy Warre&#39;] was based on Fuller&#39;s extensive reading in medieval sources. He was sharply critical of the papacy for promoting the wars in the Holy Land and he analysed shrewdly the reasons for the movement&#39;s eventual failure." STC (2nd ed.) 11464; Pforzheimer 390; ESTC, s121250. Condition: Good. Missing one leaf only: "Declaration of the Frontispiece." Calf with stripping to exterior, unraveling to head; small pencil note on fep; few notes on title page, back of frontis; small burn mark on a page; map has some tiny tears; tears to a few pages, fewer than five; light pencil on a few pages; 166-68 never separated; an edge stain in backmatter. - See more at: http://www.pictographbooks.com/pages/books/80702050/thomas-fuller/the-historie-of-the-holy-warre-first-edition-of-the-first-modern-study-of-the-crusades-in-english#sthash.uk5BfcDO.dpuf

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        The mirrour which flatters not. Dedicated to their Maiesties of Great Britaine, by Le Sieur de la Serre, historiographer of France. Enriched with faire figures. TranscribÕd English from the French, by T.C. And devoted to the well-disposed readers

      London : printed by E[lizabeth] P[urslowe] for R. Thrale, and are to be sold at his shop at the signe of the Crosse-Keyes, at Pauls Gate, 1639. 8vo, 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 ins., [34], 48, 45-59, [1], 71-228, [18], [2, blank] pp. With an engraved title and five full-page engraved plates within the collation. Original plain calf, modern rebacking with new pastedowns, small gilt device on both covers, red edges. A very good copy. First edition in English, being a translation of Ã’Miroir qui ne flatte pointÓ. The translatorÕs "Advertissement au lecteur" is signed: Tho. Cary. With an additional title page, engraved, and signed: I.P. scul:, i.e. John Payne. A1r has signature-mark "A" with ornament; verso contains verses describing the frontispiece. With the final imprimatur leaf: ESTC notes a variant where this leaf is blank. This copy has the imprimatur followed by the original blank free endpaper. STC 20490a. ESTC S115329.

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        La mort des enfans d\'Herodes, ou, Suite de Mariane: tragedie

      Paris: Chez Augustin Courbe, 1639. La Calprenede, Gaultier de Coste (d. 1663). La mort des enfans d\'Herodes, ou, Suite de Mariane: tragedie. Paris: Chez Augustin Courbe, 1639. Original edition. First performed in 1638. Quarto. 19th century marbled wrappers. Engraved title by Abraham Bosse dated 1639, verso blank; printed title, verso blank; 9pp. epistre to Cardinal Richelieu sgd La Calprenede; 2pp. priv dated 15 May and 2 July 1639; 1p. acteurs; 90pp. text. Errors in pagination. Collation:[A]4, B4, A-L4. Some darkening of text, minor dampstains bottom margin. Tchemerzine VI, 333-4. La mort des enfans d\'Herodes, ou, Suite de Mariane: tragedie is a sequel to or continuation of the Tristan l\'Hermite\'s La Mariane (written 1636, published Courbe, 1637 and again in 1639). The tragedy focuses on the character Herod I, King of Jerusalem, after he murders his three sons by Marianne I (whom he also kills in 29BC). As in Tristan\'s play, Herod is not a monster but a vain, passionate, and impetuous tyrant whose character drives him to murder. Calprenede\'s exposition dramatizes a number of scenes in the historical episode certain to engage the Parisian theatre-goer, who would prefer action to narration. La mort des enfans d\'Herodes is based on the historical record in Josephus and described by Father Nicolas Caussin (1683-1651; professor, preacher, dramatist and confessor to Louis XIII), where two of Herod\'s sons were executed in 7BC. The record of public works built by Herod was blemished by the savagery toward the large family produced by his ten wives. It is likely that La Calprenede\'s sequel to Tristan\'s play allowed the Marais troupe, where both plays were staged, to capitalize on the popularity of the subject matter of Herod I. According to Lancaster, the Bosse frontispiece dated 1637 was first used in Tristan\'s Mariane (Courbe, 1637; 1st or 2nd edition [not confirmed in Tchermerzine]). Since Courbe published both plays and printed the subtitle Suite de Marianne for Calprenedeís (even though Mariane does not play a major role in Calprenede\'s play), it is also likely the publisher issued them together in 1639 with the fine engraving to attract attention. Calprenede, although not a lawyer like many of his contemporary playwrights (Corneille, Du Ryer, Rotrou, Auvray, Rayssiguier), La Calprenede was the master of the courtroom drama, using this convention in the present play, leanne d\'Angleterre, and at still greater length in Essex. Trials occur again in Edouard, and, to a certain extent, in Hermenigilde (Snaith). Gaultier de Coste, seigneur de La Calprenede, (c.1610-1663): After studying at Toulouse, La Calprenede entered the regiment of the guards and campaigned in Germany. Pursuing military and literary careers simultaneously from 1635 to 1641, he wrote tragedies and tragicomedies, some based on episodes in English history, including Jeanne Reyne díAngleterre (1636; \"Jane, Queen of England\") and Le Comte díEssex (1638; \"The Earl of Essex\"). In 1642, he began a series of novels: Cassandre, 10 vol. (1642-45), a history of the decline of the Persian empire; Cleopatre, 12 vol. (1647-58), a story of Cleopatraís alleged daughter by Mark Antony; and Faramond, 12 vol. (1661-70), a Merovingian history, the last five volumes of which were completed after his death by Pierre d\'Ortigue de Vaumoriere. These well-plotted romances found immediate favor, and they continued to be popular to the end of the 18th century. Stories have it that when he ultimately established himself at court, the queen complained one day of her ladies in waiting being so absorbed by the story-telling of a certain young Gascon that they had no time for their work, so she thereupon sent for La Calprenede and enjoyed first-hand his skill as a raconteur. The sources of his early plays indicate that he may have read not only Latin, but Italian and English. He was a cadet, possibly an officer, in the Guards and saw service in Germany, where he suffered from the famine. Before leaving the army, he composed his first play. Lancaster writes in his monograph on La Calprenedeís drama, \"I was attracted to La Calprenede not only by the fact that he based the plot of three plays on English history, but by his producing in the important period between the Cid and Polyeucte more plays than almost any other French author. A man of such well-recognized importance in the history of the novel deserves to be studied, if it is only to determine the quality of his early literary activity, for it was as a dramatist that he served his apprenticeship and acquired what reputation he had before the publication of Cassandre.\" References: Lancaster, \"La Calprenede dramatist,\" Modern Philology 18 (1920-21):121-41, 345-60; Snaith, \"Gautier de Costes de la Calprenede: La mort de Mitridate,\" Liverpool Online Series (consulted October, 2011; http://www.liv.ac.uk/soclas/los/Mitridate.pdf). OCLC: (North America): Newberry, Emory, and Harvard.

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        De modo usurarum liber.

      Leiden (Lugduni Batavorum), Ex officina Elseviriorum, 1639.. 8vo. Titelblatt mit Druckersignet in Rot-Schwarz-Druck, (52), 891, (92) S. Gut erhaltener zeitgenössischer Pergamentband auf drei Bünden geheftet, Papier sehr frisch.. Sehr schöner, stilvoller Erstdruck zu Zins und Wucher! - Das katholische Zinsverbot in der mittelalterlichen, agrarwirtschaftlich aufgebauten Welt war relativ einfach aufzustellen und durchzusetzen. Die frühkapitalistische Wirtschaftsordnung veränderte die Situation grundlegend, allein der kapitalintensive Buchdruck verlangte nach neuen Lösungen. Ein striktes Zinsverbot von Seiten der katholischen Kirche war beim besten Willen und auch intensiver Gewissensforschung nicht mehr aufrecht zu erhalten. Lebhafte Diskussionen ergriffen den europäischen Raum. Usura (Zins und Wucher) bildete oft den Gegenstand moralischer, religiöser, auch juristischer Bücher. Die wichtigste zinsrechtliche Schrift des 17. Jahrhunderts war das Werk von Claude de Saumaise (Salmasius), der in einem umfangreichen, einleitenden Vorwort einen historischen Ãœberblick über Zins und Wucher gibt. Salmasius (1555-1653) studierte ab 1604 an der Pariser Sorbonne und wechselte zwei Jahre später zu Dionysius Gothofredus, der zu dieser Zeit in Heidelberg lehrte, wohin er als Calvinist geflohen war. Dort trat er auch zum protestantischen Glauben über und suchte zunächst in Frankreich als Rechtsanwalt sein Glück. Die Heirat mit der Tochter Anne des Philologen Josias Mercier setzte ihn in die Lage, als Privatgelehrter zu wirken. Bald erwarb er sich als Gelehrter europäischen Ruhm und es folgten Angebote von verschiedenen Universitäten. Nach Venedig, London und Den Haag wollte er nicht gehen, schließlich folgte er 1631 einem Ruf an die Universität Leiden. Dort verfasste er auch sein wissenschaftliches bedeutsamstes Werk über Zins und Wucher.

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        THE COMPLEAT HORSEMAN AND EXPERT FERRIER. ( FARRIER )

      London, printed by Thomas Harper, and are to be sold by Nichola Fussell, 1639.. In two Bookes: The first, shewing the best manner of breeding good Horses, with their choyce, nature, riding and dyeting, as well for Running as Hunting, and how the Rider ought to behave himselfe in the Breaking and Riding of Colts, as also teaching the Groome and Keeper his true office, touching the Horses and Colts committed to his charge, and prescribing the best manner how a perfect Stable ought to be scituated and made, not hitherto so fully described by any. The second, directing the most exact and approved manner how to know and cure all maladies and diseases in Horses: a worke containing the secrets and best skill belonging either to Ferrier or Horse-Leech: the Cures placed Alphabetically: with many hundreds of medicines never before imprinted in any Author. FIRST EDITION 1639, 4to, approximately 271 x 180 mm, 10¾ x 6¾ inches, LACKING ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE OF CHARLES I, now supplied in facsimile, also lacking the conjugate leaf with the Explanation of the portrait, decorated headpieces and initials, 1 half page vignette of a plant, pages: (30), 356, (8) last leaf blank, bound in full contemporary calf, double blind ruled border to covers, expertly rebacked with raised bands and gilt lettered red morocco label, all edges red. Top corner of upper cover slightly worn, ex library copy with small pale shield shaped stamp to lower margin of title page, repeated on 10 further pages, 2 small rectangular stamps on verso title page, one or two small pale marginal damp stains, small hole in top corner of page 109, no loss, neat ink note in 1 margin, small piece missing from 1 lower corner, no loss (paper flaw), small hole in inner margin at lower edge of page 355, no loss of printed area. A very good clean tight copy, frontispiece in facsimile as noted. Dingley, Historic Books on Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, No. 215. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Boeken van de Geldersse Geschiedenissen, van 't begin af vervolghd tot aen de afzweeringh des Konincx van Spanien; . . . Arnhem, Jacob van Biesen, 1654. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With engraved title-page, large folding engraved map and 20 double-page plates with maps, and in the text 28 woodcut coats of arms, woodcut medals, and letterpress genealogical tables, with exception of some medals all coloured by a contemporary hand, partly highlighted with gold. Early 18th-century gold-tooled mottled calf, each cover with an elaborate central arabesque ornament (incorporating the initials "IVR"), by the so-called "Vase Block Bindery".

      Bodel Nijenhuis 582; Nijhoff & V. Hattum 281; for the binding: Storm van Leeuwen, Dutch Decorated Bookbinding IIB, pp. 757-761. First edition of Slichtenhorst's classic history and description of Gelderland, based in part on the 1639 work in Latin by Pontanus, but considerably expanded and revised. One of the very rare copies with title-page, all maps and coats of arms in contemporary hand-colouring, some highlighted with gold. Where Pontanus included four double-page bird's-eye views covering only the most important Gelderland cities, Slichtenhorst provides 10, each with a profile across the top, plus 16 smaller maps and views of cities and fortifications on 5 additional double-page plates and another with a map of the royal hunting grounds. The large folding map, by no one less than Willem Jansz. Blaeu, gives an overview of the entire province, while 4 double-page maps render parts of the province in greater detail.The so-called Vase Block Bindery was the earliest known 18th-century Utrecht bindery, active from 1710 to ca. 1730.Title-page and some maps backed, some minor stains or holes, binding slightly chafed, front hinge cracked, head of spine damaged, otherwise in very good condition. A classic history and description of Gelderland, beautifully coloured.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        THE HISTORIE OF THE HOLY WARRE and THE HOLY STATE (with THE PROFANE STATE).

      Cambridge, printed by Thomas Buck, one of the printers to the Universitie of Cambridge,1639.2 works bound together, the first is a FIRST EDITION, 1639. Cambridge, printed by Thomas Buck. Folio, approximately 280 x 185 mm, 11 x 7¼ inches, added engraved pictorial title page preceded by explanation page, some woodcut headpieces and decorated initials, LACKS FOLDING MAP OF PALESTINE, pages: (16), 1 - 286, (28) - Table, bound in full calf, new spine, maroon gilt lettered label between raised bands to spine, corners repaired, all edges stained green. The engraved title page shows a procession of crusaders going from the church of Europe at the top to the Temple of the Sepulchre at the bottom, with death, Saladin and an angel performing acts of slaughter next to the pathway, portraits of Saladin and a Crusader at the top. Covers scuffed and worn with loss of surface leather, the upper cover sprung (not lying flat), The Explanation page has margins trimmed to text and is mounted on verso of first free endpaper, engraved title page and Explanation slightly dusty, neat repairs to edges of Explanation, engraved title and printed title page, slight loss to the inner margin of engraved title page, all reinserted on stubs, occasional pale age - browning, small pale stains to a few margins, occasional small brown spot, pastedowns stained, otherwise a very good copy. Bound with: THE HOLY STATE and PROFANE STATE, by THOMAS FULLER, London, printed by John Redmayne for John Williams, printed title pages to both parts dated 1663, the Fourth Edition, added engraved pictorial title page dated 1648, large crown on printed title pages, 20 half page PORTRAITS in the text of famous men and women engraved by William Marshall, separate dated title page to The Profane State at page 341, pages: (8), 1 - 510, several mispaginations and numbers 190 - 199 and 395 - 434 not utilised, collated and guaranteed complete, catch words correct, 1 lower margin torn with loss, not affecting image or text, 1 lower corner torn with loss just affecting 2 words which have been pencilled in, 1 page has old ink marginalia and date, not affecting text, old ink names and scribble to first pastedown and first and last endpapers, occasional pale brown spots and small stains, otherwise all good copies. Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661) was a clergyman and a historian. The Holy War, his first historical work, is a history of the crusades. The Holy State, perhaps the most popular of all his writings, describes the holy state as existing in the family and in public life, gives rules of conduct, model "characters" for the various professions and holy and profane biographies (that is of moral and immoral persons). It is not a religious book. Among the biographies of the worthy are Sir Francis Drake, St. Augustine, Lord Burleigh, Queen Elizabeth, Lady Jane Grey, Paracelsus, Bishop Ridley, Cardinal Wolsey, the Black Prince and others, among the profane are Joan of Arc, the Witch of Endor, Joan of Naples, Ferdinand Alvarez de Toledo, Cesare Borgia and others. His rules of conduct encompass a wide variety of life's problems: Of Apparell, Of Building, Of Anger, Of Memory, Of Tombes, Of Marriage, Of Deformitie, Of Contentment, Of Fame, Of Books etc. Fuller was known to be a wit and his rules are full of pithy sayings: 'It is a vanity to persuade the world one hath much learning by getting a great library'; 'The Genius of the Author is commonly discovered in the Dedicatory Epistle'. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Galliæ Veteris Typus.

      1639 - Amsterdam, Henricus Hondius, 1639, French edition. Original colour. 385 x 490mm. Antique map of Roman France, divided into Provinces, marking the various tribes. KOEMAN: Me 92a.

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        DE LA CHARGE DES GOUVERNEURS DES PLACES.

      Paris, Matthieu Guillomot, 1639.Ou sont contenus tous les ordres qu'on doit tenir pour preparer les choses necessaires dans une place, tant pour la conserver, comme pour la deffendre, & pour s'empescher de toute sorte de surprises; un discours facile pour reconnoistre tous les deffauts des places, & pour y scavoir remedier; un abrege de la fortification, ou il est traitte en quoy consiste sa perfection, & tout ce qu'un Cavalier & un homme de Commandement en doit scavoir, pour en discourir, & pour s'en servir: de plus y est adiouste un traitte des Parties de guerre. FIRST EDITION, French text, 1639. Small folio bound in sixes, approximately 295 x 190 mm, 11½ x 7½ inches, additional engraved pictorial title page, 7 engraved plates, all but 1 with text on reverse, a few small text illustrations or diagrams, woodcut head - and tailpieces and initials, pages: (12), 292, (8) - index, bound in full antique calf, gilt ruled border to covers, raised bands and gilt rules to spine, gilt lettered label. Covers and corners slightly worn, head and tail of spine slightly chipped, small repair at tail of spine, rear endpaper missing, engraved title reinserted on a tab, very slight loss to inner margin, not affecting image, lower edge just slightly worn, tiny piece missing from lower outer corner, some pages lightly age - browned, very occasional small pale stain, pale brown stain to inner edge of 2 plates, no loss of image, stain persists on inner margins of next 7 text leaves, fore - edge margin of 1 plate cropped. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy of the very scarce first edition. The work covers the defence, fortifications, and management of a stronghold, weapons, discipline and troop formations, treatment of civilians. Anthoine de Ville (1596 - 1656?) was a mathematicien, soldier, expert on fortifications and eventually appointed "Ingenieur du Roi". He was employed by Cardinal Richelieu to whom our book is dedicated, to inspect various fortifications on behalf of the government of France. He was the author of 3 other works on fortifications: "Obsidio Corbeiensis" (1637), "Siege de Hesdin" (1639), and "Les Fortifications" (1640). Cockle, Military Books up to 1642, No. 830; Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part 10, No. 3832. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Virgo.]

      1639 - Ulm: Johann Gorlini, 1639. Coloured, with gold highlights. 285 x 380mm. The constellation of Virgo, one of the twelve signs of the Zodiac, engraved by Alexander Mair for Bayer's 'Uranometria', a star atlas that shaped the way the heavens would be perceived for more than two centuries. Johann Bayer (1572-1625), an Augsburg lawyer, was an amateur astronomer in the years just prior to the invention of the telescope. His most important innovation was a new system of identifying stars by Greek and Roman letters, known today as the Bayer designation. His 'Uranometria' ('Measuring the Sky'), first published 1603, was the first celestial atlas to contain a chart of the stars in the Southern Hemisphere. WARNER: Bayer 1.

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