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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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        A Large Declaration Concerning The Late Tumults in Scotland

      London: Robert Young, 1639 In contemporary full leather, some blind tooling to edges, some marks, corners and edges bumped and worn. Spine, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, lacks title labels, a little leather loss at base, edges bumped and worn. Internally, hinges weak but holding, bookplate of Charles Arthur Wynne Finch to front paste-down, ffep tipped to paste-down, title within double lined box, (2), 430 pp, (1), lacks frontis portrait, clean & tight internally, printed by Robert Young, with the colophon leaf. (ESTC S116832. Lowndes 415)After the civil war began he was deprived of his mastership of the Savoy by the English parliamentarians; by 1644 he had been sequestered and had fled to Oxford. According to Anthony Wood, he ‘did afterwards shift from place to place for security. At length flying for the safety of his life to Chirk Castle in Denbighshire’ (Wood, Ath. Oxon., 1.384), where he died during a cold winter on Christmas day 1645. He was buried in the parish church at Chirk, and some years later a monument was erected there in his honor by Sir Thomas Middleton of Chirk Castle. See ODNB.

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        Li Tre Trattati di Messer Mattia Giegher Bavaro di Mosburc, Trinciante dell'Ill. Natione Alemanna in Padova. Nel Primo si mostra facilità grande il modo di piegare ogni sorta di panni lini, cioè salviette, e tovaglie, e d'apparecchiare una tavola, con certe altre galanterie degne d'essere sapute; le quali cose tutte son rappresentate in figure in rame: e questa è invenzion del tutto nuova dell'autore, ne mai più per addietro veduta. Nel secondo, intitolato lo scalco, s'insegna, oltr'al conoscere le stagioni di tutte le cose, che si mangiano, la maniera di mettere in tavola le vivande; il che, con tre differenti di tyavole intagliate in rame, chiaramente si mostra. Nel terzo, detto il Trinciante s'insegna il modo di Trinciare ogni sorta di vivande, con le sue figure medesimamente in rame; opera rinnovata, e di molte cose accresciuta.

      Per Paolo Frambotto 1639 Prima edizione. Cfr Henssler, p. 346-347; Vicaire, 402; Drexel, 238. in 4° oblungo cc [25] pp 54, 4 tavole num. alle carte 55, 56, 57 58, ritratto, 6 tavole per la piegatura cb [1] 2 tavole ripiegate 36 tavole numerate.

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        DE MOTU CORDIS ET SANGUINIS IN ANIMALIBUS, ANATOMICA EXERCITATIO.

      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.

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        De vulgi erroribus in medicina, libri IV. Jacobus Primirosius

      Amsterdam, Janssonius 1639. 13 cm. (12), 237, (3 weiß) Seiten mit Titelvignette. Pergamentband der Zeit - Osler vergleiche 3734 (1638) - Hirsch / Hübotter IV, 675 - Die erste außerhalb Englands erschienene Ausgabe. Aufzählung und Widerlegung von Irrtümern in der Medizin: I. De erroribus circa medicos; II. De erroribus circa morbos quosdam & eorum cognitionem; III. De erroribus cicca victus rationem sanorum & agrorum; IV. De erroribus circa remediorum usum. Primerose (auch: Primrose), Fellow des College of Physicans zu London, ist bekannt als Gegner von Harvey's Theorie vom Blutkreislauf (Hirsch). - Einband leicht berieben - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        MUNDI LAPIS LYDIUS sive VANITAS per VERITATEM FALSI accusata & convicta. OPERA D. ANTONII A BURGUNDIA Archi-diaconi Brugensis

      Antwerp: Typis Viduae Ioan. Cnobbari 1st edition, 1639. Hardcover. Very Good-. Emblem copperplates (50) by Andries (signed in emblem p84 as Pauli ie) Pauwels + an Engraved titlepage by Theodore van Merlen all engraved by Abraham van Diepenbeeck who was a pupil of Rubens. Quarto newer full levant morocco blindtooled on 4 raised bands spine compartments gilt and gilt titled spine. Engraved titlepage +[xxvi] +249pp +[27]pp with Errata list at end of index. The preliminary leaves are misbound within gathering ** & *** but all the preliminaries are present. The title is a bit cropped just into the printed frame-line and the top margin is a bit short in the rest of the book but not touching any headlines or page numbers etc. The other margins are all well clear of printed side notes, text & illustrations. A few early neat ink underlinings & Latin comments. Two leaves are remargined affecting only blank areas (1cm of margin affected) and 4 blank corners restored not affecting any print. A few tears all without loss & professionally repaired. In all this is a nice clean copy with the text in handsome typography enhanced by large tailpiece decorations, with the copperplates in strong impressions. *A very collectable EMBLEM BOOK (Praz 292 Landwehr 72 Brunet I,1405).

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

      Antwerp: Viduae Joan. Cnobbari 1st edition, 1639. Hardcover. Good. 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).

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        TRACTATVS DE OFFICIO FISCALIS, DEQVE FISCALIBVS PRIVILEGIIS. AB EODEM AVCTORE EMENDATVS, ET AVCTVS AD PHILIPPVM TERTIVM, Hispaniarvm et Novi-Orbis Regem Catholicvm, Invictissimvm Potentissimvm

      - Matriti, Off. Fº Martinez, 1639,folio pergamino, 33h. + 352 págs HISTORIA FISCAL

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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 Universite of Cambridge,1639.. 2 works bound together, the first is a FIRST EDITION, 1639. Cambridge, printed by Thomas Buck, one of the printers to the Universitie of Cambridge. 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 stubbs, 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.

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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, 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 tail pieces 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.

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        Repraesentatio Pugnae Qua Ill.mus Lüneburgensium Dux Georgius. Generalis Suecius et Campimarschallus Kniphusius Comit. de Gronsfeld et Merode. Generales Caesareanos 28 Juny / 8 Jully Ano 1633 propè Oppidum Oldendorp ad Visurgim." Aufsicht mit Umgebung und Darstellung der Schlacht 1633

      Kupferstich von zwei Platten gedruckt von M. Merian nach Oluf Hanson Schwartz aus Merian, Theatrum Europaeum 1639. 36.8x93.5 cm. - Fauser 5763 - Kat Westf. Frieden 29 - Zeigt auch die Orte Segelhorst und Barksen. Dekorative grosse Darstellung der Schlacht in der die evangelischen Truppen unter Georg von Calenberg über die kaiserlichen Soldaten siegten. Reiche Staffage im Vordergrund. 3 kurze Randeinrisse restauriert, unten rechts kurze Quetschfalte, rechts und unten schmale Rändchen.

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        Virginiae partis australis, et Floridae

      Amsterdam, 1639. No Binding. Near Fine. 15 x 19 ¾ inches. 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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        Continuacion de los felices sucessos que nuestro Señor ha dado a las armas Españolas en las Islas Filipinas

      News from the Philippines, mainly from Mindanao and Jolo Islands, an exceedingly rare imprint. 1639. Madrid. Catalina del Barrio. In folio (300 mm x 200 mm). [6]. Unbound. Very good, a clean and fresh example, with minor insignificant toning. First edition. The wealth of information included in this short tract, although brief, is remarkable, with news mainly on the Mindanao and Jolo islands, their inhabitants (making mention of the privateering activities held by the Jolo islands natives), defences, nature and distances to other islands, an Embassy from Corralat (a present was brought, considered to be small and denied) and another from Cachil Monacay and belligerent actions taken against the region. It certainly constitutes one of the earliest available sources of information on the region. Exceedingly rare, not a single copy sold at auction (according to AE); according to CCPBE (Catálogo colectivo del patrimonio bibliográfico Español) there is no copy in Spain and according to Tavera -one of the foremost bibliographers on the Philippines- only a copy in the British Library could be found. Provenance: offered in 1922 by Maggs, lot 220. Tavera, 691.

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        The Surgeons Mate or Military & Domestique Surgery

      London - Nicholas Bourne, 1639 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce edition of this important medical work from the seventeenth century. Bound by C. Cooper (binder's label to front pastedown). With decorative head and tail pieces. Pages 194 is incorrectly labelled as 164, and page 211 is labelled as 207. The erratic pagination is typical of this work. Includingone engraved platedepicitingsurgical implements (one of four only), and a folding table. John Woodall (15701643) was an English military surgeon, Paracelsian chemist, businessman, linguist and diplomat. He made a fortune through the stocking of medical chests for the East India Company and later the armed forces of England. He is remembered for his authorship of The Surgeon's Mate which was the standard text to advise ships surgeons on medical treatments while at sea and contains an advanced view on the treatment of scurvy. The first edition of The Surgeon's Mate was published in 1617. Later editions contained treatise onfor the better curing of Wounds made by Gunshotof that most fearefull and contagious Disease called the Plagueand A Treatise of Gangrena. . . chiefly for the Amputation or Dismembering of any Member of the mortified part. Condition: Rebound in full calf. Externally smart, though with some slight fading and some marks. Internally, firmly bound. Some pages have been expertly repaired, although there is still some loss to the original pages. G2 missing. Ink annotations to the text. Pages have some tidemarks and spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY though very smart externally..

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        Sylva SylvarumOrA Naturall Historie in Ten Centuries

      London - William Lee, 1639 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 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..

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        Historiae Gelricae libri XIV

      Hardervici Gelrorum., sumptibus Iohannis Iansonii., 1639. 35 x 22 cms. Gegraveerde titel, (xxiv), 72, 955 p., index geographicus, index historicus. 4 portretten, 5 dubbelbladige kaarten, 4 uitvouwbare plattegronden. Eerste schutblad losliggend. Enige roestvlekjes. 18-eeuws ex libris van J. Ochs ab Ochsenstein ( P. Felix sculp ). Lederen band uit de tijd. Sleet op de randen. Voorplat onder en boven iets los van de rug. Voorplat mist stukje leer van 3 x 2 cms. KEYWORDS: Nederland.

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        CONSTITVIÇOENS SYNODAES DO BISPADO DE LAMEGO,

      - Feitas pello Illustrissimo, & Reverendissimo Senhor D. MIGVEL DE PORTVGAL, PVBLICADAS, E ACEITAS NO SYNODO, que o dito Senhor celebrou em o anno de 1639. E agora impressas Por mandado do illustrissimo, & Reverendissimo Senhor D. Fr. LVIS DA SYLVA, BISPO DO DITO BISPADO DE LAMEGO, do Conselho de S. Alteza. Na Officina de MIGVEL DESLANDES. M. DC. LXXXIII. [1683] In fólio de 27x20,5 cm. Com [viiii], 644 pags. Encadernação da época em pergaminho flexivel. Impressão barroca muito nítida impressa sobre papel de linho muito alvo, adornada como brasão do bispo de Lamegogravado na folha rosto, vinhetas e capitulares. Exemplar muito limpo, com margens muito generosas e anotações coevas. Edição rara. Inocêncio II, 104. 'Constituições, etc. feitas pelo bispo D. Miguel de Portugal. Lisboa 1683. fol. - Monsenhor Ferreira Gordo teve um exemplar d'esta edição comprado por 3:200 réis.' Pinto de Matos, 176. 'As Constituições do Bispado de Lamego são estimadas e poucas vezes aparecem á venda.' Location/localizacao: raros

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        [Title-page] Le Nouveau Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas, Tome second

      Amsterdam, 1639. Map. Copper engraved title-page, 39.5 x 24.5 cms, original hand-colour, minor adhesion damage, old marginal repairs, blank verso.

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        Sylva Sylvarum or a Naturall Historie ( Worke Natural History ) in Ten Centuries ( 1639, 5th Edition Hereunto is Now Added an Alphabeticall Table of the Principall Things contained in the Whole Worke ) Dedication Page says Originally Dedicated to King 4

      London Printed by John Haviland for William Lee & are to Be Sold at the Great Turks Head Next to the Mitre Taverne in FleetStreet, 1639 - Full-Leather. No Jacket. HBNODustJacket issued, 1639, 1st Edition of 5th Edition, Pages edges Gold Gilt, Oversized Tall Brown embossed Leather with Tooled Spine & Gold Gilt Lettering with Red Label with Gold Gilt , VG-/VG-, AS-IS , NODJ, Edges Extremities & Spine show Scuffing & Some Rubbing, Cover Shows some Rub, & Wear & Possible Restoration, Interior Relatively Nice, Tight, Clean, with few small pg chips, title page has few Chips & small Pieces Missing, Some pages have penciled or small ink notations in Margins , Minor Fox, Few of Back pages in End of Book show small stains near interior Spine, WRITING IN SORT OF OLD ENGLISH STYLE, But Not in Latin [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        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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        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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        Sacrarum exercitationum ad Novum Testamentum libri XX - Quibvs Aristarchus Sacer, emendatior nec paulo auctior, indicesque aliquot uberrimi accedunt

      Lugduni Batavorum [i.e., Leiden]: ex officina Elseviriorum, 1639. (BIBLE, N.T., COMMENTARY) First edition. Folio. [12], (43), [5], 966, [86] pp. Printer's device on title-page. Text in Greek and Latin. Contgemporary panelled calf, skillfully rebacked preserving original backstrip, later marbled endsheets, corners restored, rear joint cracked but sturdy, minor staining to covers; internally, apart from slight dampstaining to inner margins, quite clean and crisp . Heinsius' massive commentary on the New Testament, and one of his major achievements. The second part, Aristarchus Sacer, is his commentary on the Gospel according to John, first published by the Elzeviers in 1627, and here slightly revised and enlarged

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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,[20 (of 32)]pp. including half title with full-page approbation. Lacks final six leaves of index. Half title. Folio. 19th- century period-style calf, spine gilt, leather label. Rubbed at extremities. Bookplate of John Carter Brown on front pastedown, with his ink stamp on half title. A few leaves trimmed closely, occasionally affecting running title. Some corners and edges reinforced. Page 251 torn and repaired, slightly affecting text. Light to moderate foxing and toning. Still, a good copy of a relatively scarce work. 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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        Roma vetus ac recens utriusque aedificiis ad eruditam cognitionem expositis

      Ex Typographia Manelphi Manelphij 1639 in 4° (cm 24,5x17), pp. 2 b., 12 nn., 404, 14 nn., 4 b.; leg. coeva p/perg. con tit. in oro su tass. e fregi al ds.; grande antip. allegorico disegnato da Jo Ant. Lelius, vignetta al front., grandi testatine e capil. xilografici abitati. Guida topografica archeologica della città di Roma secondo un ordine storico cronologico, dall'antico nucleo romuliano agli ampiamenti dei Cesari, basata più sui riscontri epigrafici e letterari che archeologici; nella seconda parte invece, la descriz. degli edifici e dei siti è in ordino topografico; ill. da 7 grandi inc., di cui 4 a p/pag., tra cui piantine, edifici e monete che riproducono edifici. Lievi fioriture dovute all'uso e qc. pag. con arrossamenti, ma solido vol. Molto raro. 745/18

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        manuscrito. {Borrador de un Memorial al Rey [Felipe IV] del «Capitan Francisco de Vitoria Barahona» proponiendo diversas medidas para acrecentar las Rentas e Ingresos de la Corona, preparado para ser leido por Don Juan de Solórzano Pereyra, del Consejo de Indias, antes de la «Junta que se aze esta tarde en casa del licenciado Gregorio Lopez Madera». Con la firma autógrafa del memorialista y la data en 22 de Septiembre de 1636}

      Un cuaderno de tres hojas en folio, de apretada caligrafía, manuscritas por ambas caras. Cubiertas mudas en papel. Un documento de altísimo interés, tanto por la alta calificación de los personajes concernidos como por la materia sobre la que versa. Palau (371172) y (371173) recoge varios impresos rarísimos de Francisco de Vitoria Barahona, de los que cabe deducir su relación directa con la Carrera de Indias y el Galeón de Manila. - Otro tanto cabe deducir de un documento publicado del Archivo General de Indias relativo al Pleito del Consejo en 1639 en el que litiga «Francisco de Vitoria Barahona, vecino de Puebla de los Angeles, con el Fiscal, sobre remuneración de los arbitrios que dió para la buena administración y cobranza de los quintos de oro y plata de Indias».

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        THE FIRST PART OF THE INSTITUTES OF THE LAWES OF ENGLAND, or, A Commentary upon Littleton, not the name of the Author only, but of the Law it selfe

      London: Printed by M.F.I.H. and R.Y., assignes of I. More Esquire, 1639. The Fourth Edition, Corrected. 28 cm x 18.5 cm; pp. [x], 395 leaves consecutively numbered on rectos only [i.e. 790], [61]; errors in paging. Engraved frontis portrait of Coke, ornamental title-page, portrait of Littleton, plus large illustrated folding chart. Text in English French and Latin, with different type faces and often in three columns, side-notes throughout. Contemporary full calf, 5 raised bands. Covers scuffed and rubbed, but tight and secure; the front pastedown obviously came away from the front board many years ago as there is a previous owner name and date of 1838, and beneath that a gift inscription "present from his Grand Father ...", etc. dated 1862, bookplate of The Birmingham Law Society on exposed front board, 2 tiny society stamps: 1 on verso of title-page, the other in the margin of the page numbered 294, a couple of additions in an old hand to the Table at the rear, otherwise a very good copy. A series of legal treatises and widely recognized as a foundational document of the common law. "They have been cited in over 70 cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States, including several landmark cases. For example, in Roe v. Wade, Coke's Institutes are cited as evidence that under old English common law, an abortion performed before "quickening" was not an indictable offense." - wikipedia . Full Leather. Very Good. Quarto.

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        Prodromi catoptricorum et dioptricorum: sive conicorum operis ad abdita radii refexi et refracti mysteria praevii et facem praeferentis. Libri quatuor priores

      Paris: I. Dedin, 1639. First edition of all four books (books I & II had been published in 1631) of Mydorge&#146;s work on conic sections, intended to provide the geometrical basis for the study of optics. &#147;Mydorge&#146;s work on conic sections contains hundreds of problems published for the first time, as well as a multitude of ingenious and original methods that later geometers frequently used, usually without citing their source&#148; (DSB)<br/><br/>& & &#147;In his study of conic sections Mydorge continued the work of Apollonius, whose methods of proof he refined and simplified... Mydorge asserts that if from a given point in the plane of a conic section radii to the points of the curve are drawn and extended in a given relationship, then their extremities will be on a new conic section similar to the first. This statement constitutes the beginnings of an extremely fruitful method of deforming figures; it was successfully used by La Hire and Newton, and later by Poncelet and, especially, by Chasles, who named it deformation homographique. <br/><br/>& & &#147;Mydorge posed and solved the following problem in [book] III: &#145;On a given cone place a given conic section&#146; &#150; a problem that Apollonius had solved only for a right cone. Mydorge was also interested in geometric methods used in approximate construction, such as that of a regular heptagon. Another problem that Mydorge solved by approximation &#150; although he did not clearly indicate his method &#150; was that of transforming a square into an equivalent regular polygon possessing an arbitrary number of sides&#148; (ibid.) <br/><br/>& & Mydorge (1585-1647) belonged to one of France&#39;s most illustrious families. &#147;Like Fermat, he belonged to that elite group of seventeenth-century scientists who pursued science as amateurs but nevertheless made contributions of the greatest importance to one or more fields of knowledge&#148; (ibid.) In 1625 Mydorge met Descartes, and they became firm friends and scientific collaborators. As Schuster has shown, in the following year Descartes and Mydorge almost certainly succeeded in formulating the mathematical law of refraction (Sasaki, p. 175). He was also a friend of Fermat and Mersenne, and in 1638 played a role in settling the dispute between Descartes and Fermat that had arisen when Fermat refuted Descartes&#146; <i>Dioptrique</i>. <br/><br/>& & Publication of the work was sponsored by Sir Charles Cavendish (?1595-1654), to whom the book is dedicated. Cavendish seems to have developed contacts with foreign mathematicians and by the summer of 1631 was corresponding with Mydorge. In 1671 John Collins wrote &#147;&#39;they complaine in france (as we doe here) that their Booksellers will not undertake to print mathematicall Bookes there, thence it came to passe that the four latter books of Mydorge were never printed, as the former had not been unless Sir Charles Cavendish had given 50 crownes as a Dowry with it&#39; (Collins to Gregory, 14 March 1671/2 in Newton, Correspondence 47). The manuscript of &#145;the four latter books&#146; was apparently taken to England by Cavendish&#146;s brother William and Thomas Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton, and then lost. The first four books were reissued in 1641 and 1660, and under the title <i>De sectionibus conicis</i> were included by Mersenne in his <i>Universae geometriae</i> (1644). <br/><br/>& & Albert et al 1636; B. O. A. C. P. 72; Sasaki, Descartes&#146; Mathematical Thought, Springer 2003 (pp. 172-5); Macclesfield 1507 (lacking four pages of preliminaries and the errata leaf); not in NUC; OCLC lists two copies only in America (Brigham Young and University of Miami, School of Medicine).& Folio: 352 x 230 mm. Contemporary limp villum. Pp. [vi], 308, [2, errata], without the leaf of dedication to Cavendish (which most copies lack), woodcut printer&#146;s device on title and numerous woodcut diagrams in text. Some gatherings with heavy browning, but in all a fine and unsophisticated copy.

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        Summa Theologica SanctiThomae AquinatisDivinae VoluntatisInterpretis: Sacri Ordinis PraedicatorumIn Qua Ecclesiae Catholicae Doctrina Universa,et Quicquid in Veterum Patrum Monumentis est Dignum Obseruatu; Quicquid etiam vel olim vocatum est, vel hodie vocatur ab haereticis in controuersiam; id omne ut crudite, folide et dilucide, its pie atque fideliter explicatur.In Tres Partes Ab Auctore Suo Distributa

      Paris - Matturini Henault, 1639 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce volume of this best-known work of Thomas Aquinas, intended as a manual for beginners in theology. It is a comprehensive compendium of all of the main theological teachings of the Church. It presents the reasoning for almost all points of Christian theology in the West. The Summa&#39;s topics follow a cycle: the existence of God; Creation, Man; Man&#39;s purpose; Christ; the Sacraments; and back to God. It is famous, among other things, for its five arguments for the existence of God, the Quinque viae (Latin: five ways). Throughout the work, Aquinas cites Sacred Scripture, Aristotle, Augustine of Hippo, and other Jewish, Greek, Roman, Christian, and Muslim scholars. The Summa Theologica is meant to summarize the history of the cosmos and provide an outline for the meaning of life itself. Thomas Aquinas (1225 1274), also Thomas of Aquin or Aquino, was an Italian Dominican priest of the Roman Catholic Church, and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism. His influence on Western thought is considerable, and much of modern philosophy was conceived as a reaction against, or as an agreement with, his ideas, particularly in the areas of ethics, natural law, metaphysics, and political theory. In Latin. In three parts, with part two in two separately paginated parts. With vignette title pages to each part, illuminated capitals, and decorative head and tail pieces. Page 177 of partthree incorrectlypaginated as 277. Condition: Rebacked in calf with original boards. Externally worn, with some loss to the boards and tail of the spine. Front hinge has failed, and board is deatched (with title and front endpapers attached). Rear joint is starting. Some marks to boards also. Internally, firmly bound. Ink inscriptions to front endpapers. Loss to title and A2, affecting text. Pages have some scattered spotting throughout. Overall: Internally good but fair due to binding work needed. An important work..

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        The Essayes, Or, Counsels, Civill and Morall

      London : Printed by Iohn Beale, 1639-01-01. Leather Bound. Very Good. London : Printed by Iohn Beale, 1639. [8], 340, [44] p. ; 19 cm. (4to in 8s) Fully bound in contemporary brown calf skin leather. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Orange Morocco spine labels with gilt lettering. Gilt borders along spine. Tight binding and solid boards. Minimal shelf wear. Slight rubbing. Marbled endpapers. Personal library bookplate of Gordon W. Jones, MD inside front board. Otherwise, pages are clean and unmarked.<br><br>With alphabetical table of contents for the Essays on leaves Z3,4.Title within border, text within black rule; initials.First and last leaves are blank."Of the colours of good and evill" has a separate title page: p. [5]-[42] at end.Contains all 58 essays in addition to "Of the colours ..."<br><br>A bright and clean copy of this scarce, but significant work. Please feel free to view our photographs.

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        Pompe funebri di tutte le nationi del mondo... -

      Verona, Rossi, 1639.In-4. Cartonatura rustica coeva, dorso rifatto. Bel frontespizio architettonico inc. in rame e 31 illustrazioni inc. in rame n.t. Pp. (12, incl. il frontesp.), 5-97, (1); abilmente rinfrescato; bell?esemplare intonso. Prima edizione di «un perfezionamento del celebre trattato dei ?Funerali antichi? di Tommaso Porcacchi (Venezia 1574)... libro interessante, contenente tra l'altro notizie sulle usanze funerarie dell'Africa, dell'America, dell'India e di diversi paesi orientali. Le figure (tra le quali sono riprodotte tutte quelle del Porcacchi) sono disegnate ed incise con gustosa ingenuità popolareggiante...» (Vinciana, Aut. Ital. del '600, 4497). Cicognara 1752. Hiler 702. Lipperheide 102. First edition of this history of funeral customs of the ancient and modern world, some relating to America, Africa and India. With an engr. title and 31 engr. text illustrations. A good expertly washed copy, large and uncut, bound in original cartonatura rustica neatly rebacked.

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        Lettera interamente autografa Torino, 27 marzo 1639

      Eccezionale lettera in francese interamente autografa, datata e firmata "Chretienne", relativa all'assedio di Chivasso, indirizzata a un gentiluomo di non sicura identificazione, forse "Mons(ieu)r de Malini". L'importante missiva riveste particolare interesse storico, in quanto riguarda la "Guerra dei Cognati" combattuta in Piemonte dai sostenitori della Spagna, capeggiati dal cardinale Maurizio di Savoia e dal principe Tommaso di Savoia-Carignano, contro la reggente Cristina che favoriva la fazione francese. Prezioso, nel documento, è l'accenno alla conquista della piazzaforte di Chivasso, antemurale di Torino, ad opera di Tommaso e del comandante delle truppe spagnole, Diego Felipe de Guzmàn marchese di Leganés. Le lettere autografe dei Savoia del '600 sono tutte di particolare rarità. Documento di 4 pagine di cui la prima fittamente redatta in chiara grafia, due bianche, l'ultima con indirizzo redatto dalla reggente, note tergali di altra mano e due sigilli in ceralacca nera con stemma della principessa impresso. Esemplare in ottimo stato conservativo, tracce di piegatura.

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        Directorium generale uranometricum in quo trigonometriae logarithmicae fundamenta... [Including:] Tabvla trigonom. Logarithmica.Bologna: Nicolai Tebaldini, 1632.

      A fine copy of the rare first edition of the work which introduced the use of logarithms to Italy, containing the author's discovery of the expression for the area of a spherical triangle in terms of the spherical excess, and the first published work of the great mathematician of whom Galileo wrote, "few, if any, since Archimedes, have delved as far and as deep into the science of geometry." "From the standpoint of mathematics alone the Italian writer who influenced the science most in the 17th century was probably Bonaventura Cavalieri, ... [he] was one of the first to recognize the great value of logarithms" (Smith: <i>History of Mathematics</i>, p.362).<br/><br/> Cavalieri introduced and popularized logarithms throughout his country within a generation of Napier's invention of these "valuable auxiliaries to numerical calculation". The <i>Directorium</i> covers the construction, uses, and applications of logarithms, "together with noteworthy developments in trigonometry and applications to astronomy" (DSB). It also contains the author's discovery of the expression for the area of a spherical triangle in terms of spherical excess. Two extensive appendices offer logarithmic-trigonometric tables derived from those of Napier and Henry Briggs, with logarithms of sines, versines (<i>sinus versus</i>) tangents and cotangents included for the benefit of astronomers. As was the usual practice in early logarithmic-trigonometric tables, cosines were omitted in favour of 'versines' (<i>sinus versus</i>): the versine of an angle <i>&theta;</i> is equal to <i>1 - cos(&theta;)</i>.<br/><br/> The work is dedicated to the Bolognese Senate, whose interests lay mainly in astronomy. However, it proved to be "too specialized, too complete and too scholarly" for its intended audience (see Naux, <i>Histoire des Logarithmes de Neper à Euler</i> II, p. 17) and Cavalieri therefore produced two simplified accounts, <i>Centuria di varii problem</i> (1639), a collection of problems illustrating the use of logarithms (without the tables), and <i>Trigonometria plana, et sphaerica, linearis, & logarithmica</i> (1643), which included a reduced set of tables (140 pages rather than the 320 pages in the <i>Directorium</i>). Judging by the frequency with which the two works appear on the market, the <i>Trigonometria</i> was much more popular, and enjoyed a much larger print-run, than the other two works. The relative rarity of the <i>Directorium</i> perhaps accounts for the fact that some bibliographers (e.g. Hook & Norman) describe the <i>Trigonometria</i> itself as the first Italian work on logarithms. <br/><br/> Cavalieri (1598-1647) was a member of the Jesuati order and professor of mathematics in Bologna, working on mathematics, optics and astronomy (he invented the reflecting telescope). After studying with Benedetto Castelli he became a self-declared disciple of Galileo, to whom he wrote at least 112 letters. Today he is remembered principally for his <i>Geometria indivisibilibus</i> (1635), which played a crucial role in the development of integral calculus. <br/><br/> OCLC lists NYPL, CalTech, Berkeley, Burndy, U. Michigan, Linda Hall, Cincinnati and Texas Tech. <br/><br/> Honeyman 644; Macclesfield 499; Erwin Tomash Library on the History of Computing C-48; Riccardi I.322; DSB III, 149-53.. 4to (226 x 158 mm), pp [xvi], 330, [6]; [220], [100], with two tables printed recto and verso on one very large sheet. Contemporary limp vellum, title written in a neat hand on spine (worming at gutter to front endpapers and first few leaves, title strengthened at gutter as a result; some quires evenly toned or browned as usual with Bologna imprints of this period). A very good copy

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        Adamo ed Eva

      Acquaforte, circa 1639. Esemplare nel probabile primo stato di due, prima dei danni di lastra citati dal Bellini. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana rifilata al rame, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Il Bellini sostiene che le analogie mostrate da questo lavoro con un?altra acquaforte del Cantarini, il San Giovanni Battista nel deserto (B. 17), soprattutto nel tratteggio del fogliame, datano l?opera al periodo immediatamente successivo al litigio con Guido Reni (1637/39) o al succesivo periodo marchigiano. Aggiungendo : ?la composizione dell?Adamo ed Eva risulta complessa, ma tuttavia ben equilibrata e di grande serenità e mostra inoltre un tentativo di struttura e diagonali molto marcato?. Ottimo esemplare. Etching, 1639 circa. Example in what seems to be the first state of two, before the plate was damaged, as Bellini reported. Beautiful work, printed on contemporary laid paper without watermark, trimmed to platemark, in excellent condition. Bellini states that the many similarities between this work and Cantarini?s etching called St. Johan the Baptist in the desert (B. 17), especially in the sketching of the foliage, enables us to date this print after Cantarini?s quarrel with Guido Reni (1637/39) or after the period he spent in the region of Marche. Bellini writes: ?The composition of Adam and Eve is quite complex, but also well balanced and clear. It shows moreover a strong attempt to define a structure and diagonal lines?. Excellent example. Bartsch 1; Bellini 18 I/II; Reed & Wallace, Italian etchers of the Renaissance & Barocque, pp. 128/130. Dimensioni 198x170.

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        La Clio overo Cinquanta sonetti sopra più persone della famiglia o casata degli Adimari che da che s'ha notizia del suo principio in Firenze fino all'anno 1550 sono stati per qualche virtù o dignità meritevoli di memoria. Opera d'Alessandro Adimari fondata su'l testimonio d'istorici, o di scrittori degni di fede.

      In Fiorenza, nella stamperia di Amadore Massi e Lorenzo Landi, 1639, in-4, leg. in piena pergamena antica (rimontata), pp. 120. Con front. calcografico (reca un bellissimo albero genealogico, degli Adimari, nello stile di Stefano Della Bella). Lieve alone d'antica umidità a diverse carte del volume. Buon esemplare.

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        DE MOTU CORDIS ET SANGUINIS IN ANIMALIBUS, ANATOMICA EXERCITATIO.

      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

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