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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 “Junta Grande de Reformación” 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: "...'The Historie of the Holy Warre,' 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: "...'The Historie of the Holy Warre,' is a lively and well-informed account of the Crusades....Picking up his narrative where Flavius Josephus's 'The History of the Jewish War' leaves off-with the Romans' 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: '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.' " ODNB: "['Historie of the Holy Warre'] was based on Fuller'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'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.

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        Historia de la celestial vocacion, missiones apostolicas y gloriosa muerte, del P. Marcelo Francisco Mastrili

      1639 - Jesuits martyrdoms in Japan, first edition of Mastrili’s life, extremely scarce. 1639. Lisboa. Antonio Alvarez. In 4to (198 mm x 138 mm). 3 ff. + frontispiece + 136. Blue crushed morocco signed Brugalla, boards with gilt supralibros, raised bands to spine lettered in gilt, inner dentelle. Upper corner of about 30 ff. with tiny worm hole restored, mainly marginal, possibly at time of binding; several inserted notes testifying it’s importance. First edition. One of the rarest Jesuit relations; it narrates the life, missionary work and martyrdom of Father Marcelo Mastrili (1603 - 1637) in Japan on Mount Unzen (outskirts of Nagasaki) under the Tokugawa Shogunate. Mastrili had sailed to Japan with aims of reconverting the “fallen priest” Christovao Ferreira who had renounced his faith. Ferreira (c. 1580 – 1650) was a Portuguese Jesuit missionary, he worked in Japan from 1609 to 1633 and was the head of the Jesuit Order in that country during the religious purges against Christianity in 1633; after being tortured for hours, committed apostasy, subsequently changing his name to Sawano Chuan and registering at a Buddhist temple. Mastrili was arrested shortly after landing - the relation of his travesty towards Japan is also noted-; he was then submitted to torture and beheaded. Mysticism did not elude Mastrili, he reported to having visions of St. Francis Xavier who cured him twice. Furthermore, it contains accounts of missions to Goa, Mindanao and Japan. Subjects include “La celestial vocacion a la mission de la India”, “La apostolica misiondel P. Marcelo en la jornada de Mindanao”, “La entrada en el Japon tormentos y muerte gloriosa”. Engraved title with large coat of arms, signed with monogram “AF?” and engraved frontispiece showing the martyrdom of the Italian Jesuit Father Mastrili by the hands of the local authorities. Stafford (1599 - 1642) was an English Jesuit, historian and mathematician, he wrote an extensive treatise on calculating instruments and several manuscripts relating to science. The work’s rarity is considerable, with only two copies in public institutions in Spain (one defective) and no copies having appeared for auction in the last 30 years. Palau, 321913 ("Obra de estima en comercio"). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Disputationum de Indiarum iure, siev de iusta indiarum occidentalium gubernatione :tomus alter quinque libris distinctus, in quibus omnia, quæ ad servitia personalia, tributa, decimas & Commendas Indorum spectant, exactissime peretractantur.

      Ex typographia Francisci Martinez 1639 - Matriti (Madrid), Ex typographia Francisci Martinez, 1639. Cuero completo, reparado. [52], 1076, [127] p. ; 31 cm. (fol.). Muy buen estado. Ver fotos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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