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        Uranometria, omnium Asterismorum continens schemata, nova methodo delineatia, aerewis laminis expressa.

      1639 - Ulm: Johann Gorlini, 1639. Coloured. 285 x 195mm. Faded ink mss. in margin. A fine title page, engraved by Alexander Mair for Bayer's 'Uranometria', with the title flanked by the figures of Atlas, the Moorish king (not the titan) the credited with building the first celestial globe and even with the invention of astronomy, and (according to the plinth), 'Hercules the earliest student of astronomy'. Above (left to right) are Apollo, Cybele (Eternity) and Diana, Underneath is a prospect of Augsburg, where the 'Uranometria' was first published. 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') was first published 1603. WARNER: Bayer 1.

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        THE COMPLEAT HORSEMAN AND EXPERT FERRIER.

      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. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Book of Common Prayer: And Administration of the Sacraments: And Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England WITH The Psalter, or Psalmes of David WITH The Form and Manner of Making and Consecrating Bishops Etc. WITH The Whole Booke of Psalms

      London: Robert Barker, 1639. London: Robert Barker, 1639. Collates; a12, B8, A-Cc8, Dd4; A8, B6; A-R6, Q4. Later full calf, raised bands, spine in seven panels, morocco title label to second panel, remaining panels with central rectangular gilt tool, covers with blind triple fillet border, with central gilt device. Rebacked, original spine laid down with some loss to head, rubbed, corners bumped, chipped to foot of spine with small amount of loss, several scrapes to covers. Title slightly chipped to fore-edge, several pages repaired (B2, B7, A2, A7, H1, H8 and Bb7), several other pages with small amounts of loss to corners, small worm track to margins (not affecting text), lightly browned, occasionally lightly soiled. Common Prayer title and calendar in red and black, with divisional titles, printed in black letter. The Common Prayer seemingly not in Griffiths. Both the 'Psalter' and the 'Form and Manner of Making and Consecrating Bishops, Priests and Deacons' were printed in 1639, the 'Book of Psalms Collected into English Meter' by Sternhold and Hopkins et al was published in 1640. First Thus. Full Calf. Good. 4to.

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        IANUS QUADRIFRONS POETICUS

      TYPIS VITALIS MASCARDI 1639 In 12° antico, pp. 287, 1. Legatura coeva in pergamena semirigida, con nome dell'autore manoscritto al dorso in china seppiata. Bella tavola all'antiporta, raffigurante i ruderi di una struttura architettonica. interessante e non comune prima edizione di quest'opera censita in una sola biblioteca nazionale. L'autere (Ottavio Tronsarelli) scrisse numerosi drammi musicati da celebri esponenti della musica barocca, fra questi annoveriamo Domenico Mazzocchi. ottimo e fresco esemplare. Cod Z

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        A Profitable Booke of Mr John Perkins, Fellow of the Inner Temple. Treating of the Lawes of England

      London 1639 - Printed by Miles Fletcher and Robert Young, assignes of John More esquire.Text in Norman French. This textbook for law students first appeared in 1528 and went through a succession of editions in the 16th and 17th century. This copy comprises the title page, a page of chapter headings, Proemium ( 5 pages), The Table ( 39 pages) , and 334 pages of text. Internally generally very good subject to a small wormhole through lower inner margins affecting one or two letters, and some loss to the edges ( presumably from insects) of the first and last two blank leaves, and also the title page ( but not affecting the text). There is the ownership signature of a John Bond on the title page ( neat and inoffensive) and a number of notes in the margins of the text ( in French in a very neat hand). The binding is firm. The cover ( contempory sheep ) is somewhat worn with a 1cm crack between the top of the spine and the front cover, and there are two small wormholes in the spine. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall [Attributes: 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.. 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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        'Virginiae partis australis, et Floridae partis orientalis, interjacentiumq regionum Nova Descriptio.':.

      . kolorierter Kupferstich b. Johannes Janssonius (Jansson) in Amsterdam, 1639, 39 x 50 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Burden, The Mapping of North America I, 254; van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, 9400:1B (1. state - without text on the back - not by Burden!). - Zeigt die nordamerikanische Westküste von Virgina (Chesapeake Bay) im Norden bis Florida im Süden. - Im linken Kartenhimmel Titelkartusche mit Indianern. - Unten rechts Kartusche mit Meilenzeiger und Putten. - In der Karte Illustrationen von Segelschiffen, Kompaßrose und Wappen.

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        Sainte Bible en Latin et en Francais

      392400_1639 class=milo align=center itemprop=name>Sainte Bible en Latin et en Francais, 1819. 392400_1639 class=milo align=center itemprop=name>Sainte Bible en Latin et en Francais, 1819 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce set of French and Latin translations of the Hebrew Bible. Complete with the five books of the Torah. As well as the Books of Truth, Wisdom Books, and Poetry Books. Unfortunately the eight books of Nevi'im, and the Historical Books are absent. Five volumes of the original ten covering Genesis, Exodus, and Book of Leviticus to volume one. Volume two containing Numbers, Deuteronomy, Jose, Judges and Ruth. Volume three containing the four Books of Kings. Volume four contains the Two Books of Parlipomenes, Esdras, Nehemias, Tobias, Judith, Esther, and Job. With lastly volume five containing the Psalms of David, the Proverbs of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs. According to the Talmud, much of the contents of the Tanakh were compiled by the Men of the Great Assembly by 450BCE, and have since remained unchanged. Modern scholars believe that the process of canonisation of the Tanakh became finalised between 200BCE and 200CE. The Hebrew text was originally an abjad: consonants written with some applied vowel letters (matres lectionis). During the early Middle Ages scholars known as the Masoretes created a single formalised system of vocalisation. This was chiefly done by Aaron ben Moses ben Asher, in the Tiberias school, based on the oral tradition for reading the Tanakh, hence the name Tiberian vocalisation. It also included some of Ben Naftali and Babylonian innovations. Despite the comparatively late process of codification, some traditional sources and some Orthodox Jews believe the pronunciation and cantillation derive from the revelation at Sinai, since it is impossible to read the original text without pronunciations and cantillation pauses. The combination of a text ( miqra), pronunciation ( niqqud) and cantillation ( te`amim) enable the reader to understand both the simple meaning, as well as the nuances in sentence flow of the text. With advertisements between each book. Five volumes of the original ten. Condition: In original calf bindings with gilt designs to the spines. Externally, light rubbing to the boards and slight loss to the spine of volume four. One front joint is starting. All hinges are slightly strained. Internally, all are firmly bound and bright. Generally clean, with the odd spot. Private library bookplates to the front pastedown of each volume. Copperplate ink signature to the rear endpaper and rear pastedown to every volume. Some evidence of past worming to volume five, affecting pages 411 through to the rear pastedown. Overall: GOOD..

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        'DU NOTAIRE'. Französische Handschrift in schwarzer Tinte auf Papier, unsigniert und undatiert (ca. 1760), einspaltig, zu 26 - 35 Zeilen, Schriftspiegel ca. 20 x 13 cm.

      . (478) S. (bis Seite 472 paginiert), (1) lose eingelegtes Korrekturblatt, dunkelbrauner Ganzleder-Band der Zeit auf fünf unechten Bünden (Gelenke mit kl. Einrissen, Ecken etwas berieben), 27 x 18,5 cm.. Der Text, in gut lesbarer Reinschrift, besteht aus etwa 200 Kapiteln mit Überschriften, die jeweils ca. 1 bis 4 Seiten umfassen. Die ersten Kapitel (S. 1 -23) befassen sich zunächst mit dem Notariat im Allgemeinen und dessen (historischer) Funktion ('Du Notaire', 'De la Creation des Notaires', 'Du Privilege des Notaires', etc.). Die folgenden (S. 23 - 104) behandeln die Praxis und die Rechtsformen von Verträgen und Transaktionen ('De l'origine des Contracts', 'De L'obligation', 'Formule d'une obligation', 'Des legalizations', 'De la transaction', 'De la restitution', 'Des choses qui peuvent etre vendues, ou achetees', etc.) und (S. 105 bis 230) den Kauf und Verkauf, die Überlassung, den Tausch und die Nutznießung, insbesondere von Immobilien, sowie spezielle Formen der Übertragung von Gütern und Rechten ('De la vente des fruits', 'De la vente des servitudes', 'De la rente', 'Du partage', 'De l'echange', 'Du titre clerical', 'Des resignations des benefices', 'Du contract d'entree en religion', 'De la Commande', 'Des fiefs', 'Des taillables', 'Des procures', 'Des Donnations', etc.). Auf Seite 230 bis 270 werden Heiratsverträge behandelt, daran anschließend (bis S. 297) u.a. Gesellschafts- und Vereinsrecht und Lehrverträge ('De la Societe', 'De l'apprentissage', 'Du Depot', 'De la quittance'), ab Seite 298 Testamente und Erbschaftsangelegenheiten ('De l'institution hereditaire', 'De la legitime', 'Des legats', 'Des usufruits', 'Des enfants naturels, batards, ... ', 'Des aliments', 'De l'inventaire legale', etc.). Ab Seite 395 wird schließlich das Schuldner-Gläubiger-Verhältnis, Zinsen und Sicherheiten dargestellt ('Des interets et usure', 'Des prescriptions', etc.); die letzten Kapitel befassen sich mit Sonderfragen, aber auch den Notariatstarifen; die Seiten 463 bis 471 enthalten das Inhaltsverzeichnis. - Seit dem Ende des 17. Jahrhunderts gab es in Frankreich ein Standardwerk zum Notariat, das Lehrbuch par excellence : Claude de Ferrieres (1639 - 1715) 'La Science parfaite des Notaires', erstmals 1682 in Paris erschienen. Auch für das vorliegende Manuskript war dieses, von Ferrieres Sohn Claude-Joseph (1680 - 1750) fortgeschriebene Standardwerk , wohl ein Vorbild. Auch Ferrieres Werk besteht aus etwas über 200 Kapiteln, von denen die meisten in der hier vorliegenden Handschrift ihre Entsprechung finden. Während Ferriere aber streng definitorisch Begriff für Begriff abhandelt, geht die Handschrift auch auf (wohl der eigenen Praxis entnommenes) Nebensächliches und Beispielhaftes ein : 'Des fruits qui tombent des arbres d'autrui sur le fond voisin' (Seite 444) etc. - Die ersten Seiten mit mittigem Braunfleck, sonst nur stellenweise leicht stockfleckig.

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        A Large Declaration concerning the late Tumults in Scotland, From Their first originalls: Together With a Particular Deduction of the Seditious Practices of the prime Leaders of the Covenanters; Collected out of Their Owne fooule Acts and Writings

      London: Printed By Robert Young, 1639. London: Printed By Robert Young. 1639. First Edition. Hardcover. Nineteenth century full calf with gilt tooled decoration to spine and tooled and gilt decoration to boards, lacking spine label, joints rubbed and just starting at spine ends, marbled endpapers with bookplate on front pastedown, fine portrait frontis of Charles I, leaf B3 with loss to lower corner not affecting text, one or two minor marks else internally clean and bright. Printed by the King's printer the quality of the printing in this work is better than in many books of the period. ESTC.S116832, Small folio, [iv] 430 [ii] pp .

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        St. Sebastian Pierced by Arrows and Tied to a Tree Given a Wreath by a Flying Angel

      , 1639. 1639. Cantarini, Simone (1612B1648). St. Sebastian Pierced by Arrows and Tied to a Tree Given a Wreath by a Flying Angel [Etching]. (5" x 7 5/8" with margins.) Printed on laid paper about 1639. Very clean with ample margins, taped to mat top margin verso. Bartsch 24; Illustrated Bartsch 24; Bellini 25. Simone Cantarini, Italian, was active in Pesaro and Bologna. As an engraver and painter, Cantarini's etchings are in very high estimation, with Bryan calling them masterful and spirited. This is one his principal etchings. References: Bartsch XIX.136.24; Bryan, A Biographical and Critical Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, from the Revival of the Art Under Cimabue . . . : To the Present Time: with the Ciphers, Monograms, and Marks, Used by Each Engraver (1849); Massari 14.

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        De quadrupedibus solidipedibus.

      Bologna, Tebaldini für Bernia, 1639.. (35 x 24,5 cm). (8 (4w)) 495 (33 (3w)) S. Mit gestochenem Titel und 12 teils ganzseitigen Textholzschnitten. Moderner Lederband mit Schuber.. Der vorliegende Band über die Vierfüßler aus Aldrovandis Hauptwerk "Historia animalium" wurde erst nach dessen Tode durch J. C. Uterverius herausgegeben; hier in der Neubearbeitung von M. A. Bernia. - Unser Exemplar im Druckvermerk "typis Tebaldini 1639". - Mit schönen Abbildungen von Fabelwesen, Nashörnern, Elefanten, Pferden, Zebras etc. - Stellenweise gering fleckig. Titel mit Blindstempel und etwas knapp beschnitten. Insgesamt schönes, wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. - DSB 1, 108; Nissen ZBI 72; vgl. Wood 1639 (mit 1638 als Erscheinungsjahr)

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        Regis et eminentissimi cardinalis ducis De Richelieu medici, OPUSCULA MEDICA.

      Sebastianum Cramoisy, Paris, 1639. In / 4, reliure d?époque en veau mouchetée, armes sur les plats encadré d?un double filet doré, tranches mouchetées. Page de titre à vignette, lettrines et bandeaux historiés, culs - de - lampe. [16] - 304., grandes marges. Reliure oxydée noircie sur les bords. Restauration ancienne des mors ; mouillures dans les marges, plus importantes en fin de volume. Armoiries de la reliure aux armes d?Anne Jacques de Bullion (1679 - 1745). Marquis de Fervacques, Seigneur de Longchêne, de Montlouet, de Bonnelles et d'Esclimont, et Chevalier du Saint - Esprit. Parafe de A. Charreyre. Seul recueil des oeuvres complètes de François Citois : première édition du traité sur les saignées et les purges, puis traité sur l?abstinence, enfin, la première description fidèle de la colique du Poitou. Le dernier traité, en français, concerne les remèdes contre la peste, dont celui - ci : « Un chapon noury de chair de vipère est excellent en ce temps. Les Italiens en usent pour prolonger leurs jours. » François Citois (1572 - 1652), né à Poitiers, fut le médecin personnel de Richelieu et de Louis XIII. Biblio : Histoire médicale générale et particulière des maladies épidémiques, 1835, p.191. Morton, 2092. 4to in contemporary full spotted calf, arms on boards (Anne Jacques de Bullion) framed by double gilt fillets, engraved vignette on title page, historical letters, head & tail - pieces, large margins, [16], 304 p. Flaws : binding oxidized ; old restoration of the joints ; margin waterstaining larger at the end of the vol. This book is the only one compilation ot he complete works of Citois : first edition of the treaty upon beedings & purges, a treaty upon abstinence and the first exact description of colica pictonum ! The last part deals with the plague?s remedies. The author (1572 - 1652) was the Richelieu & Louis XIII ?s personnal physician. relié Bon état

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        GA aus der Vogelschau, mit Darstellung der Beschiessung 1639.

      . Kupferstich v. Merian aus Theatrum Europäum, 1639, 24,3 x 34,7.

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        'Nova et accurata Tabula Episcopatvvm Stavangriensis, Bergensis et Asloiensis Vicinarumque aliquot territoriorum. - Amstelodami, apud Ioannem Ianßonium.':.

      . kolorierter Kupferstich b. Johannes Janssonius (Jansson) in Amsterdam, 1639, 40,5 x 49,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, 1310:1.1. - Zeigt den Süden von Norwegen zwischen Oslo u. Bergen. - Oben rechts Titelkartusche; darunter Wappen. - Unten links Kartusche mit Meilenzeiger. - In der Nordsee zahlreiche Segelschiffe u. Windrose. - Unten links Kartusche mit Maßstab.

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        'Abbildung der Statt und Vestung Parayba in der Landschaft Brasilia.':.

      . Kupferstich aus Merians Theatrum Europaeum, 1639, 28 x 36,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Fauser, Repertorium älterer Topographie. Druckgraphik von 1486 bis 1750, Bd. II, S. 590. Nr. 10578. - Zeigt einen Befestigungsplan mit Karte der Umgebung; unten links Insetkarte (ca. 14 x 25 cm) von Brasilien.

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        Tractatus de Supplicatione ad sanctissimum a bullis et litteris apostolicis, nequam et importune impetratis in perniciem Republicae, Regni aut Regis.

      Madrid, Mariam de Quinones, A costa de Pedro Coello, Mercader de Libros, 1639. - in-folio. 17 ff. 350pp. 101ff. Veau brun, dos à nerfs orné (Reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale de ce traité de droit appliqué à la politique de l'Espagne et à ses rapports avec l'Eglise. Dans les éditions postérieures plusieurs passages furent censurés. "Edition rare, la première de cet ouvrage et qui n'a pas éprouvé les mutilations qu'on dit exister dans celles de Lyon, 1664 et 1758" (Brunet). "Primera edicion y preferida por no haber sido expurgada" (Palau). Francisco Salgado de Somoza (A Coruna, 1590 - 1664), était avocat et professeur de droit. Cf. Alonso (Santiago), El pensamiento regalista de Francisco Salgado (Salamanca, 1973). Palau, 287429. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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 ÒMiroir 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historica theologica et moralis Terrae Sanctae elucidation. Novae Ierosolymae et locorum circumiacentium accurata imago. Stadtansicht (Vogelperspektive) von Jerusalem.

      Antwerpen, 1639.. Original-Kupferstich mit der Ansicht von Jerusalem auf feinem Papier, Randeinriss und Faltungsdeffekte fachgerecht angeschöpft, klarer und sauberer Abdruck, im oberen Rand etw. fleckig , Blattgröße: 41,5 x 33,5 cm.. Seltene und authentische Ansicht von Jerusalem vom Ölberg aus gesehen. Auffällig ist die genaue Darstellung der Heiligen Stätten des Islam und des Christentums, so u. a. des Felsendomes und der al-Aqsa Moschee auf dem Tempelberg. Der Kupferstich zeigt ein detailreiche Ansicht der Stadt im frühen 17. Jahrhundert. Der italienische Missionar und Orientalist Franciscus Quaresmius (1583-1656) wurde 1598 Franziskaner und ging 1616 nach Palästina, wo er von 1616-1618 apostolischer Vizekommissar von Aleppo in Syrien und von 1618-1619 Superior aller franziskanischen Häuser im Heiligen Land war. Während seines Aufenthaltes wurde er zweimal von den Türken eingesperrt. 1620 kehrte nach Europa zurück, befand sich aber bereits 1625 wieder in Jerusalem. Das Blatt weist im unteren Rand in seiner Legende "Notae nominum Locorum" 115 Gebäude, Brücken, Strassen, Grabmäler, Zisternen, Tore, Quellen und Plätze namentlich auf. Selbst im Horizont des Kupferstiches liegende Orte, wie Bethlehem, sind namentlich lokalisiert und bezeichnet.

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        Delineatio Aciei et Pugnae ad Nordlingam

      Merian, Matthäus, 1639. "Delineatio Aciei et Pugnae ad Nordlingam VI. Septembr: Ao. MDCXXXIV". Orig. Kupferstich aus M. Merians Theatrum Europaeum, 1639. Sign. "M. Merian fecit" in der Mitte unten. Mit ornament. Titelkart. 29,5:71 cm.. Ein Panorama der Schlacht bei Nördlingen i.J. 1634. Mit Vogelschauansicht von der Stadt rechts.

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

      Lisbon: , 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").

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        'Fossa Eugeniana quae a Rheno ad Mosam duci coepta est, Anno CICICCXXVII ductu Comutis Henrici van den Berge. - Amstelodami Sumptibus Henrici Hondij.':.

      . Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Henricus Hondius aus Le Nouveau Theatre de Monde ... b. Johannes Janssonius (Jansson) in Amsterdam, 1639, 37,5 x 49,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Pistor-Smeets, Die Fossa Eugenina, S. 72, Nr. 3.1.4.2. - 2. Zustand der Fossakarte von Hondius. - Die Karte hier mit Belagerungsring um Rheinberg. - Mit französischem Rückentext.

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        Pompe funebri di tutti le nationi del mondo. Raccolte dalle storie sagre, et profane [...].

      Verona, Francesco Rossi, 1639.. (10), 5-97, (1) SS. Mit gest., ill. Titel und 32 Textkupfern von Girolamo Porro (dav. 1 wdh.) sowie mehreren Initialen und Zierstücken in Holzschnitt. Halblederband des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Marmorvorsätze. Dreiseitiger gesprenkelter Farbschnitt. Kl.-Folio.. Erste Ausgabe dieser Geschichte der antiken und zeitgenössischen Sepulkralkultur. Mit den seitenverkehrten Nachstichen der Kupfer aus Tommaso Porcacchis "Funerali antichi" (1574) sowie neun zusätzlichen Kupfern (meist mit Gerätschaften). - Der Index (4 Bll.) in diesem Exemplar hinter die Widmung (und vor den Text) gebunden. Im Rand stellenweise leicht braunfleckig, sonst hübsches Exemplar in einem späteren Einband in einheitlichen Brauntönen. - Brunet IV, 524. Graesse V, 216. Cicognara 1753. Mortimer 395 (Anm.). Lipperheide Ba 4. Hiler 702. Jöcher/Adelung V, 1958.

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        Andreae Argoli S. Marci Serenissimo annuente Senatu Equitis, medici, philosophiae in Patavino Lyceo Mathematicas Scientias prositentis De Diebus Criticis et de Aegrorum Decubitu Libri Duo.

      typis Pauli Frambotti, Patavii (Padua) 1639 - Hardcover. Octavo. (xxxii) + 93 (+ i) + (+ iv) + 148pp. Later parchment spine, over early hand-printed, patterned, paper-covered boards. Gilt title ("Argoli") and rules to spine. Fresh endpapers. Engraved title-page at front of book, letter-press title page following p. 93 (as always). Woodcut astrological diagrams. Latin text. Andrea Argoli (1570–1657), was born in the Abruzzo region of Italy, but gained renown as professor of mathematics at the University of Rome La Sapienza, and then at the University of Padua, specialising also in astronomy and astrology. His astrological pupils are said to have included Placido Titi, and Giambattista Zenno, astrologer to Wallenstein. This work apparently covers Argoli's broader interests, and includes a large number of woodcut astrological charts of various notables. The engraved and the letterpress titles are slightly different. The engraved title page reads: "Andreae Argoli D. Marci serenissimo annuente equitis . De diebus criticis et de aegrorum decubitu libri duo", while that of the letterpress title page is "Andreae Argoli D. Marci serenissimo annuente senatu equitis, medici, philosophi, ac in Patauino lyceo mathematicis scientias profitentis, De diebus criticis, et de aegrorum decubitu, liber secundus." Spine slightly darkened, boards a bit rubbed especially along the extremities where there is some chafing. The printing of the engraved title-page is quite indistinct - it may be faded or even have been washed - but given the beautiful condition of the paper and other pages it seems most likely that this is a printer's flaw: not enough ink on the plate or not firmly enough pressed down. There is also a contemporary previous owner's name in the top margin of the page, and a dozen or so words in Latin added in between the printed titles. Pages very lightly rippled, otherwise a remarkably clean, bright, VG + copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De Fontium Origine Tractatus, in Regia & Equestri Academia Sorana...

      1639. Hafniae, typis Martzanianis, 1639. 12mo (145 x 90 mm). pp. (8), 136. Contemporary calf, richly gilt ornamented spine with 5 raised bands. First edition of one of the very early works on the origin of sources. Joachim Burser (1583-1639) was a German physician and botanist, professor of botany and medicine at Sorö, Denmark from 1625-1639. Burser's extensive herbarium, some 25 volumes, was seized by Charles X as booty in 1657-58 and taken to Sweden and used by Linnaeus. It is still an 'important source for the interpretation of many Linnaean species' (Stafleu & Cowan I, p. 419). Poggendorff I, p. 350..

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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..

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        A Large Declaration concerning the late Tumults in Scotland from their first originals: Together with a Particular Deduction of the seditious Practices of the Prime Leaders and Covenanters: Collected out of their owne foule Acts and Writings: By which it doth plainly appeare, that Religion was onely pretended by those Leaders, but nothing lesse intended by them

      London, Printed by Robert Young, 1639. London, Printed by Robert Young, 1639. First Edition, folio, lacks the engraved portrait of Charles 1, with the final colophon leaf, [2], 430, [2] pp., contemporary calf, rebacked with original spine laid down, label. Edited by W. Balconquhall, the work contains key declarations and documents relating to the events in Scotland, which subsequently led to the outbreak of Civil War in England. It was answered by W. Ker in "A True Representation of the Prceedings of the Kingdome of Scotland," 1640. S.T.C., 21906. The issue with the side note on page 41.

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        Tractatus de Supplicatione ad Sanctissimum a Litteris et Bullis...

      1639. 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..

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        The Common-Wealth of Utopia: Containing a Learned and Pleasant Discourse of the Best State of a Publike Weale, as It Is Found in the Government of the New Ile Called Utopia. Written By the Right Honourable, Sir Thomas Moore, Lord Chancellour of Engla

      Printed by B. Alsop & T. Fawcet, London 1639 - Scarce seventeenth-century edition in English of Sir Thomas More';s provocative treatise on the ideal state, originally written in Latin and first published by Erasmus in 1516. The fictional report of a communal system of government recently discovered on a New World island, Utopia contains elements of satire, in the spirit of Sebastian Brant';s Ship of Fools and Erasmus';s Praise of Folly. More';s critique of absolute rule, however, placed the work in a broader political and humanist tradition: "if any King were so smally regarded, & so lightly esteemed; yea, so be-hated of his Subjects that other ways hee could not keepe them in awe, but onely by open wrongs . . . surely, it were better for him to forsake his Kingdome then to hold it by that meanes, whereby though the name of King be kept, yet the Majesty is lost." More';s utopian proposals, including universal education, religious tolerance, and the abolition of private property, sparked debate across Europe. In 1535, More';s refusal to acknowledge Henry VIII';s supremacy over the pope led to his beheading, making him one of the most celebrated of England';s saints and martyrs. Utopia did not appear in English until Ralph Robinson';s 1551 translation, years after More';s execution. Robinson';s text, with its appealing "Tudor vigor" (Pforzheimer), appeared in several editions during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: this is the fifth edition of Robinson';s translation, which would not be superseded until Gilbert Burnet';s version of 1684. Pforzheimer 741. ESTC 18098. PMM 47 (1516 first edition). A handsome copy of a humanist classic. Duodecimo, early blindstamped paneled calf rebacked, raised bands, spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Letterpress title page with woodcut border; publisher';s dedication to Cresacre Moore; woodcut initials, headpieces, and tailpieces in text; ruled borders. Without the additional engraved title page, originally printed for More';s Epigrammata the previous year, often missing. Light shelfwear to binding, lower corners repaired; early owner signature crossed out on title page; top edge cropped close; occasional tiny wormhole in text. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Florilegium politicum: Politischer Blumengarten, darinn außerlesene Sententz, Lehren, Regulen und Sprüchwörter auß Theologis, Jurisconsultis, Politicis, Historicis, Philosophis, Poeten, und eigener Erfahrung unter 286 Tituln, zu sonderm Nutzen und Lust, Hohen und Niedern im Reden, Rahten und Schreiben, das gut zubrauchen und das böß zu meiden.

      Lübeck, Verlag Johan Jungen, 1639.. 4 Bl. 953 Seiten Pergamenteinband der Zeit.. gut erhaltene Ausgabe dieser erstmals 1630 aufgelegten Sprichwörtersammlung

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        Vätterliche Ermahnungen Maximilianj Herzogens in Ober- und Nieder Bayern... An Den Chur-Printzen Ferdinando seinen dreijährigen Sohn. Handschrift von zwei Händen in barocker Kursive aus dem 18. Jahrhundert.

      . 32 x 20,5 cm. 29 beschriebene, unnum. Bl., 4 weiße Bl. Ldr. d. Zt. mit Blindprägung, ornamentalen Fileten und Eckstücken und andersfarbigem Titelschild auf Vorderdeckel.. Zu der Schrift Maximilians I. vgl. Pfister I, 538; Lentner AF 842; Riezler V, 686; Schmidt, Geschichte der Erziehung der Wittelsbacher 103; Duhr, Geschichte der Jesuiten II, 2 S. 260 ff. - Sehr schöne, wohlerhaltene Handschrift. Die "Monita Paterna Maximilani" waren 1639 für den damals dreijährigen Kurprinzen verfasst worden (siehe vorhergehende Nr.). - In guter Erhaltung.

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        DE LA CHARGE DES GOUVERNEURS DES PLACES

      Paris, Matthieu Guillomot, 1639.: . 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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        1) Historia Christi Persice Conscripta, simulque multis modis contaminata. / 2) Historia S. Petri Persice Conscripta, simulque multis modis contaminata. / 3) Rudimenta Linguae Persicae. Duo priora capita Geneseos, ex Persica Translatione Iac. Tawusi.

      Lugduni Batavorum / Leiden, Ex Officiana Elseviriana / Elzevier 1639,.. 3 Werke in einem Band, 12 Bll., 636 S., 2 Bll., 4 Bll., 144 S., 86 S. (von 95), sauber und fachmännisch neu eingebunden in Halbleinen mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel,. Rücken etwas fleckig, Papier teils braunfleckig/stockfleckig und verfärbt durch alten Wasserrand, die letzten ca. 15 Bll. stärker stockfleckig durch Feuchtigkeitsschaden und mit hinterlegten Fehlstellen im Randbereich (kein Textverlust), der letzte Teil unvollständig (es fehlen die 9 letzten Seiten), lateinisch-persische Parallelausgabe,

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        FIVE WORKS IN ONE VOLUME, Book of Common Prayer...1639..BOUND WITH. The Genealogies Recorded in the Ancient Scriptures...by J.S. BOUND WITH. The Holy Bible Containing the Old Testament and the New....BOUND WITH. The New Testament.BOUND WITH. The Whole Bo

      London: Robert Barker, 1639. FIVE WORKS IN ONE VOLUME EACH WITH TITLE PAGE,1639, 1638, 1640, 1640 & 1640, original full leather hardcover, includes map of canaan and genealogical plates, covers rubbed and detached, internally clean and collates complete. more details on request. H.. First Thus. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Fabrica linguae Arabicae Cum interpretatione Latina, & Italica, accomodata ad usum linguæ vulgaris, & scripturalis.

      Typis Sac. Congreg. de Prop. Fide, Roma/Rome 1639. Small folio. [36]+1082+[122] pages. Text in double columns, the Arabic parallel to Italian and Latin. Woodcut printers device on titlepage. Contemporary full brown calf with richly gilt spine. Spine-ends worn, lacking 3 cm of lower backstrip. Corners bumped. Name on titlepage. Lower corner renewed on titlepage and the following 60 pages, with minor text loss on the first 40 pages (replaced in old hand).. Somewhat worn copy of the first edition of this Italian-Latin-Arabic dictionary. Includes a full-page woodcut table of Arabic etymology

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        Tractatus de Supplicatione ad sanctissimum a bullis et litteris apostolicis, nequam et importune impetratis in perniciem Republicae, Regni aut Regis.

      Madrid, Mariam de Quinones, A costa de Pedro Coello, Mercader de Libros, 1639. - in-folio. 17 ff. 350pp. 101ff. Veau brun, dos à nerfs orné (Reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale de ce traité de droit appliqué à la politique de l'Espagne et à ses rapports avec l'Eglise. Dans les éditions postérieures plusieurs passages furent censurés. "Edition rare, la première de cet ouvrage et qui n'a pas éprouvé les mutilations qu'on dit exister dans celles de Lyon, 1664 et 1758" (Brunet). "Primera edicion y preferida por no haber sido expurgada" (Palau). Francisco Salgado de Somoza (A Coruna, 1590 - 1664), était avocat et professeur de droit. Cf. Alonso (Santiago), El pensamiento regalista de Francisco Salgado (Salamanca, 1973). Palau, 287429. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        PHILOSOPHIA NATURALIS Sacrosancti Corporis Jesu Christi

      apud Aertssens, Antuerp. (Amberes) 1639 - 4º, bello frontis grabado al cobre por P. de Iode, (15) hojas, 287 p., (17) hojas de índice. Capitulares, apostillas marginales. Pergamino época, lomo rotulado, cierres de cordel. Buen ejemplar. Vicente Moles García, nació en València. Estudió en la Universidad de Valencia, y teología en la de Alcalá de Henares. Después se aficionó a la medecina, ciencia en la que hizo grandes progresos y alcanzó una gran fama en su tiempo, hasta el punto de llegar a ser el médico de Felipe IV. Se casó con la hija del escritor Dionisio Pablo Llopis, y al enviudar se hizo eclesiástico y fue Dean de la Colegiata de Gandía. Publicó en 1631 un "Discurso meteorologico" sobre la erupción del Vesubio, escrito con su hermano Fadrique Moles, en latín, "De Morbis in Sacris Litteris Pathologia", también en latín (Madrid, 1642) y esta "Philosophia", en las que manifiesta estar versado en la Sagrada Biblia y explica enfermedades expresadas en las Santas Escrituras. Toda la "Philosophia" está escrita en latín y en esta lengua constan el prólogo y las aprobaciones; sin embargo la tassa, la licencia del Vicario general, la aprobación real y la licencia real figuran en castellano. (Palau, 174200 y Vicente Ximeno, "Escritores del Reino de Valencia". Medicina. Teología. Filosofía. Ciencias. Medicine. Theology. Philosophy. Sciences.

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        The book of common prayer: and administration of the sacraments: and other rites and ceremonies of the Church of England [with] The form and manner of making and consecrating bishops, priests, and deacons [with] The whole booke of Psalmes. Collected into English meeter by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and others

      London: Printed by Robert Barker, printer to the Kings most excellent Majestie: and by the assignes of John Bill, 1639. Leather_bound. Very Good +. 7 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches. Folio. 3 feps. BCP: A12 + B8 + A- Cc in 8s + Dd4, including final blank. Psalter with separate title page (R4) and continuous register. Griffiths 1639/2, ESTCS113701. The border on the title page(MF of this edition is curious, as the Tudor arms have been cut out and replaced with those of the Stuarts. MF168 variant B. Ordinal: a8 + B6, with separate title page and register. ESTCS123385. Psalmes: A-P in 6s + Q4. With separate title page: London: Printed by E. G[riffin] for the Company of Stations, 1640, and separate register. Psalmes printed with musical notation. ESTCS115606. All printed in single column black letter. Margins occasionally lightly dampstained or with old repairs. A few small wormholes at the top inner margin of the end of the Psalter, the Ordinal and the beginning of the Sternhold & Hopkins Psalmes. Bound in later full russia with blind and gilt ruled borders. Old rebacking with original endpapers preserved and cloth joints added. Endpapers toned at margins from leather turn ins. Old bookseller's/auction listing on ffep. Covers lightly rubbed with small losses at the corners and edges with old repairs. Three works bound together, with an unusual title page. With one or two exceptions (such as the title page) this edition of the English Book of Common Prayer provided most of the sheets amended to form the draft of the 1662 edition.

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        Woodcut portrait by Coriolano

      1639. 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.Excellent impression with good margins of one of Coriolano'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.

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        Rump: Or an Exact Collection Of the Choycest Poems and Songs Relating to the Late Times. By the most Eminent Wits, from Anno 1639 to Anno 1661 [with] Rump Songs. The Second Part. Wing B4851

      The much expanded edition of 'Ratts Rhimed to Death', over two hundred poems collected by Alexander Brome, the lawyer and poet, canvassing with much humor (lawyers among the targets), and often salaciously, the two preceding tumultuous decades. Modern calf, all edges gilt, the front hinge loose, without the engraved frontispiece; the Fairfax of Cameron copy. Printed for Henry Brome . . . and Henry Marsh [etc.], London, 1662.

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        THE COMMON - VVEALTH OF UTOPIA: CONTAINING A LEARNED AND PLEASANT DISCOURSE OF THE BEST STATE OF A PUBLIKE WEALE, AS IT IS FOUND IN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE NEW ILE CALLED VTOPIA

      London: Printed by B. Alsop & T. Fawcet, and are to be sold by Wil:Sheares ... 1639.. [6],288,279-305,[1]pp. 12mo. Elegantly bound in full olive green crushed levant, raised bands, elaborately gilt with triple vertical columns of leaves and flowers surrounded by a dense field of gilt small circles, with title, date and author in gilt, inset within blind and gilt borders on each board, and with each spine compartment similarly embellished with gilt small circles and blindstamped floral devices, a.e.g., by Riviere and Son. Engraved pictorial extra title. Modest soiling at lower fore-corners of engraved title and title, intermittent light tidemark to lower forequarters of some leaves in gatherings E through J,and toward end, half small finger- tip size smudge in lower margins of same leaves, but a very good copy in a handsome exhibition binding. The scarce fifth edition of Ralph Robinson's translation into English of More's masterwork. The engraved title was executed by William Marshall, and the errors in pagination vary between copies, and include misnumberings of several individual pages. Robinson's translation was first published in 1551, and although Gilbert Burnet's new translation (1684) is in many ways its superior, it has been frequently used as the English text even into the 20th century. Dibdin frowned on the careless production evidenced in this edition, but nonetheless utilized it for his own reprint. The binding is first quality, and a note on the front pastedown records: "This binding was designed by Thomas Chatto & executed by Messrs. Riviere," below which appears the engraved bookplate of Noel Barwell. ESTC locates 11 copies in North America. Thomas More's UTOPIA... marks the creation of a genre that was to have a far-reaching effect on the world of letters and of the imagination. The notion of an ideal society had been canvassed before, notably in Plato's REPUBLIC, but it was More who fully developed the concept of an imagined ideal world, and who also gave the familiar name to the concept, with his famous pun on "good place" (eutopos) and "nowhere" (outopos). ESTC S112890. PFORZHEIMER 741. STC 18098. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 47

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