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2013-06-12 11:30:53
MARIA CRISTINA DI BORBONE, Duchessa di Savoia, detta ""Madama Reale""
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.
Bookseller: Livres anciens et modernes Gilles Hassan
2013-06-12 10:12:15
CAVALIERI, Bonaventura.
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>θ</i> is equal to <i>1 - cos(θ)</i>.<br/> … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books
2013-06-11 16:47:15
Simone CANTARINI detto "Il Pesarese" (Pesaro 1612 - Verona 1648)
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, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius
2013-06-08 23:59:15
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.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Gozzini
2013-03-11 19:23:37
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
Bookseller: Martayan Lan [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2013-03-01 21:08:08
Pontanus, Ioh.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Rijzende Zon [Netherlands]
2013-01-19 00:55:40
Charles I [King of England]
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, This work is King Charles' account of his religious dispute with the Church in Scotland, a dispute that grew from Charles' attempt to reform the Church in Scotland and to bring it's practice into line with the Church in England, primarily through the imposition of the English prayer book and through replacing the Presbyterian system of church government with the Episcopalian. Charles intended to finance his reforms by re-possessing lands formerly held by the Roman Catholic church in Scotland, which had been sold off at the Reformation, thereby alienating landowners and noblemen whose holdings were threatened, as well as the general Protestant population of Scotland. These disputes would lead directly to the Bishop's wars of 1639 and 1640, the second of which led to Charles calling the Long Parliament, but so weakened his position vis-a-vis that Parliament that, with hindsight, the descent into civil war became almost inevitable. , Small folio, [iv] 430 [ii] pp .
Bookseller: double B books
2013-01-14 04:52:24
MERCATOR, Michael (1565/70-1614)
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2013-01-14 04:52:24
MERCATOR, Michael (1565/70-1614)
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2013-01-14 04:52:24
MERCATOR, Michael (1565/70-1614)
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2013-01-14 04:52:24
MERCATOR, Michael (1565/70-1614)
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2013-01-14 04:52:24
MERCATOR, Michael (1565/70-1614)
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books [U.S.A.]
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2013-01-14 04:52:24
MERCATOR, Michael (1565/70-1614)
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2013-01-14 04:52:24
MERCATOR, Michael (1565/70-1614)
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books [U.S.A.]
2013-01-14 04:52:24
MERCATOR, Michael (1565/70-1614)
[Amsterdam: Hondius, 1639. Copper-engraved map, French text on verso. Roundels at each corner with inset maps of the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba and Hispaniola, the remaining containing the cartouche. A fine example of one of the most celebrated maps of the Americas, the only printed map by Gerard Mercator's grandson Michael.Made by Gerard's grandson Michael to complete the atlas ( Atlantis Pars Altera ) begun by Gerard in 1584, this map is noted for its outstanding design and beauty, particularly its symmetrical configuration of circular insets and Mannerist flow of vines, flowers and leaves surrounding the circular map.Largely based on Rumold Mercator's world map of 1587, this map aptly reflects 16th-century knowledge, theories and suppositions regarding the New World. Naturally, most of this new knowledge was coastal, and configurations of any large areas were greatly hampered by the lack of a sound means of determining longitude. Nevertheless, the collective accomplishment of explorers and mapmakers represented in this map is astounding, showing in a generally correct way the vast extent of the New World. "A few of the most famous theories are still present: a large inland lake in Canada, two of the four islands of the North Pole, a bulge to the west coast of South America and the large southern continent" (Burden).The map appeared in 1595 and 1606 editions of the Atlantis Pars Altera , after which the plate was sold to Jodocus Hondius, who reissued the maps in varying editions through 1639. The present example includes French text on verso (confirming it to be a Hondius … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books [US]
2013-01-07 14:11:01
BRIANCHON, Charles-Julien.
An expositon of his results on conics. "Brianchon's fame rests ultimately on one theorem. In 1639 Pascal had proved that 'If all the vertices of a hexagon lie on a circle, and if the opposite sides intersect, then the points of intersection lie on a line.' He then boldly extended this result to a hexagon inscribed in any conic, since he recognized that his theorem was projective in nature. Oddly enough, it took 167 years before someone else-Brianchon-realized that since the theorem is projective in nature, its dual should also be true. Simply stated, Brianchon's theorem is 'If all the sides of a hexagon are tangent to a conic, then the diagonals joining opposite vertices are concurrent.' the theorem is useful in the study of the properties of conics and-if the hexagon is specialized in various ways-for the study of properties of pentagons, quadrilaterals, and triangles." (D.S.B., Vol. 2, pp.454-455).. 8vo: 210 x 135 mm. Uncut, contemporary plain blue wrappers (chipped, a few tears repaired), unopened. 67 pp. and 4 folding engrvaed plates
Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books
2013-01-04 21:58:31
Ril. in tela con sovr., cm 29x22, pp 200, 139 tavv b/n f.t. Dedica autogr. dell?Autore. Ottimo esempl.
Bookseller: Editoriale Umbra
2013-01-04 07:29:49
Tommaso D'aquino.
Cinque parti in tre volumi di cm. 21, pp. (18) 372; (10) 372; (2) 551 (1); (8) 352; (10) 280 (214). Bellissimo frontespizio figurato al primo volume e 6 tavole incise in rame fuori testo raffiguranti Santi. Affascinante legatura del tempo in piena pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli in oro e fregi ai comparti, piatti inquadrati da duplice filetto in oro e tagli colorati. Piccoli segni d'uso alle cuffie, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Ex libris manoscritti ed alcuni timbri religiosi alle carte di guardia. Non comune edizione curata da Gregorio Donato.
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense
2013-01-03 14:41:07
Galilei, Galileo. ] 1564-1642
For Pierre Rocolet, Paris, 1639. Science; Physics; Mechanics; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" ; Later paper wrappers, lacking 2 front blanks, lacking pp 85-96 & pp 147-158. Woodcut illus. Throughout text, 1 folding plate; creased & repaired on verso. Worming to upper fore-edge margins. Nonetheless a very rare nicely illustrated copy of this work published during Galileo's lifetime. He probably died at the age of 77 on Jan-8,1642 in Arcetri Italy. New thoughts of Galilei, mathematician and engineer . Or wonderful inventions, demonstrations . Unknown at present, it is treatise on the proportion of movements, both natural and violent, and of all that is most subtle in the Mechanics and in physic. Provenance- Sessler's Book Store, Mabel Zahn, ; Wasserman. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: poor man's books (mrbooks) [Vineland, NJ, U.S.A.]
2013-01-03 14:41:07
Galilei Galileo. 1564-1642
For Pierre Rocolet, 1639. Science Physics Mechanics Small 8vo 734 - 834 Later paper wrappers lacking 2 front blanks lacking pp 85-96 pp 147-158. Woodcut illus. Throughout text 1 folding plate creased repaired on verso. Worming to upper fore-edge margins. Nonetheless a very rare nicely illustrated copy of this work published during Galileos lifetime. He probably died at the age of 77 on Jan-81642 in Arcetri Italy. New thoughts of Galilei mathematician and engineer . Or wonderful inventions demonstrations . Unknown at present it is treatise on the proportion of movements both natural and violent and of all that is most subtle in the Mechanics and in physic. Provenance- Sesslers Book Store Mabel Zahn Wasserman. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: PoorMansBooks [VINELAND, New Jersey, US]
2013-01-01 15:04:55
All: Antwerpen, Plantin; I: Balthasar Moretus, 1639, II: Apud Viduam & Filios Io. Moreti, 1636, III:Apud Balthasarem Moretum, & Viduam Ioannis Moreti, & Io. Meursium, 1630, IV: Johannes Moretus, 1610. 4to. Bound together in one contemporary full vellum binding with handwritten title to spine. Old crossed-out owner's name to first title-page and a few leaves with a few tears and creases to upper margin, far from affecting text, otherwise all works are very nice and clean, in very fine condition. I: Beautiful engraved printer's devise to title-page, beautiful woodcut vignettes and initials, and 17 excellently executed large (one small) engravings in the text (one full-page), most of which depict crucifications, a few of which depict coins. Woodcut printer's devise to last leaf. 96, (8) pp.II: Beautiful engraved title-vignette, beautiful woodcut initials, and two excellent engraved plates. Woodcut printer's devise to last leaf. (8), 86, (10) pp.III: Beautiful engraved title-vignette, beautiful woodcut initials. Woodcut printer's devise to last leaf. (8), 69, (11) pp.IV: Beautiful engraved printer's devise to title-page, beautiful woodcut vignettes and initials, 1 full-page engraving, woodcut printer's devise to last leaf. (8), 121, (7) pp. + 2 large folded engraved maps ("Lovanium" and "Hervelea").
Bookseller: Herman H J Lynge & Søn A/S [DK]
2012-12-25 06:12:40
Bible, N.T., Commentary) Heinsius, Daniel
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2012-12-24 22:44:31
Crescenzi Pietro.
Due volumi di cm. 21, pp. Pp. (8) 788, (20); (36) 756 (2). Bel frontespizio illustrato al primo volume e marchio tipografico ripetuto al colophon di entrambi i volumi. Solida legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con fregi, filetti e titoli in oro su tasselli. Timbro araldico privato di possesso più volte ripetuto alle carte preliminari. Qualche segno d'uso, ma esemplare complessivamente genuino e ben conservato. Edizione originale, non comune ed interessante di questa storia delle casate italiane che diviene preziosa fonte nell'ottica di ricerche inerenti la storia locale. Non comune a reperirsi completo delle due parti. Cfr. Brunet, II, 418; non in Piantanida.
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense
2012-12-22 14:12:40
- 1639 Lorenço Deu, Barcelona 5 vol. 7 partes + indice. [16]+[2]+108+[1]; [2]+290; [6]+89+[2]+226; 114+76 p. + indice. 29x19 cm. Enc. pergamino. Márgenes cortados. Texto a dos columnas. Algo oxidado. Unas 50 páginas apolilladas ( OBRA COMPLETA DE ÉPOCA.) Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (Caller, Cerdeña, escudos nobiliarios, Sacer, Sardegna, Sardenya, Sassari)
Bookseller: Costa LLibreter
2012-08-19 00:20:35
Pizarro y Orellana, Fernando:
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&# … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana
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2012-08-19 00:20:35
PIZARRO y ORELLANA, Fernando. Lives of the great Spanish Conquerors
Madrid, Diego Diaz de la Carrera, 1639. Pizarro y Orellana, Fernando. Varones ilustres del nuevo mundo. Descubridores,conquistadores, y pacificadores del opulento, dilatado,y poderoso imperio, de las Indias Occidentales: sus vidas, virtud,valor, hazañas,y claros blasones con un discurso legal de la obligacion, que tienen los reyes a premiar los servicios de sus vasallos .ò en sus descendientes . Madrid, Diego Diaz de la Carrera,1639. Folio. [18]f + 427 (misnumbered 417) + [1 blank] + 72p + [16]f of index. Typographical ornaments. Contemporary vellum. First edition of this account of the lives and achievements of the great discoverers and conquerors of Spanish America including Christopher Columbus, Alonso de Ojeda, Hernán Cortés, Francisco & Juan Pizarro, Diego de Almagro, Hernán & Gonzalo Pizarro, and Diego García de Paredes, partly based on sources now lost and containing matter not found elsewhere. The author, a descendant of Francisco Pizarro, compiled this work on the glories of the conquest in order to claim grants and rights which he considers his due by lawful inheritance. In his last chapter ‘Discurso legal y politicoÂ’ (72p), he petitions the dedicatee, King Philip IV of Spain, to honour the promise made by the Emperor Charles V to Francisco Pizarro to grant him and his descendants the services of 20,000 feudal vassals and the hereditary title of Marquess as a reward for his conquest of Peru. A very good copy, rare with the half-title and encomium-leaf preceding the title, from the collection of the noted Argentine explorer and historian Francisco P. Moreno (1819-1 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Hünersdorff Rare Books ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
2012-06-18 09:38:40
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».
Bookseller: Hesperia Libros
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2012-06-07 17:01:29
Burgundia, Antonius a [Antoine de Bourgogne]
Viduae Joan. Cnobbari 1st edition, Antwerp, 1639. Copperplates (46 of 50 the missing 4 tipped in in facsimile on matching paper) by A. Pawels +Engraved titlepage by T.J. van Merlen after A. van Diepenbeeck. Quarto vellum [xxvi]+249pp (of which 4 leaves are in facsimile on matching paper) +[27]pp with errata list at end of the index. Damp tide marks to first 15 leaves which do not affect paper quality which is strong, supple & crisp. No tears, minimal signs of use or foxing affecting less than a dozen leaves. Bookplate Charles Clement Roemers at Maestricht on pastedown and traces of another removed, 17th century inscriptions on flyleaf & *2 otherwise no marks to text or plates. Lacks rear free endpaper. Good margins, thick paper and strong impression of both text and copperplates (Praz 292 Landw.72). 1 volume.
Bookseller: Abbey Antiquarian Books [Blockley, GLOS, United Kingdom]
2012-06-07 16:04:50
Laud, William
Richard Badger, London. 1639 - 4to. Pp, (xxii), 388. Re-backed, but with front board detached. The hinge of the rear board is split but holding firm. Internally tight and clean with wide margins. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.
2012-06-05 06:57:54
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus [ca. 55 B.C. - ca. 39 A.D.]. Schottus, Andreas [1552 - 1629]
Lugdun. Batavor: Ex Officina Elsevitiana, 1639. 1st edition thus. Not in Willems (who notes a 1640 edition, cf. 508). Berghman, in his supplement to Willims, discusses the 1639 publication in entry 673 (for the 1649 edition). 442, [154] pp. T.p. printer's device. Head-- tailpieces. Decorative initial capital letters. 24mo: A - 2B12. Last leaf blank. 13.5 cm x 7 cm. Period full vellum binding, yapp edges, with hand-inked title to spine crown. Binding a bit aged. A few unobtrusive ex-lib markings to prelims. Early annotations/pos to eps & t.p., which has had 'Tomus Tertius' erased. Lacking rfep & rear hinge paper starting. Withal, a VG copy. Item #28278 Stand-alone 3rd volume of the 1639 - 1640 Elzevir edition of the works of Seneca the Elder & Younger; the first 2 volumes contain the works of Seneca the Younger, while this volume contains the works of his father. Additionally, this volume includes 2 indexes, the first covering vols. 1-2 & the 2nd for this 3rd volume. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]
2012-05-26 09:37:39
BACON, Francis.
Jean Roger 1639 - Paris, Jean Roger, 1639. In 8 de 639pp., reliure en pleine basane fauve de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné de caissons et de fleurons dorés en partie effacés, étiquette blanche contrecollée en queue de dos, coins rognés, charnière supérieure fendue et fragile, coiffes dénudées, papier légèrement bruni, cachet estampé à l'angle supérieur et à la page de garde, cachet rouge de bibliothèque sur la page de titre, ex-libris manuscrit à l'encre noire datant du XVIIIème siècle du Comte de Bourgon sur la page de garde et sur la page de titre, ex-libris araldique de Charles de Bachi, lettré et historien (1689-1777), lettrines historiées, tranches mouchetées de rouge, roulettes dorées sur les coupes, bon exemplaire. Probablement la troisième édition de cette traduction française des "The Essays, or counsels, civil and moral" et du "De sapientia veterum" de Francis Bacon, Baron de Vérulam, Saint Alban, Chancellier d'Angleterre et considéré comme le fondateur de la méthode expérimentale en sciences physiques. La première édition de la traduction de Baudouïn fut publiée en 1619. Ces essais eurent une immense influence sur la pensée philosophique et politique européenne de la première moitié du XVIIIème siècle et sur le développement des sciences naturelles. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie Scritti
2012-05-22 14:23:14
1639. A Contract of Marriage between Jean Louis de Bourbon-Busset, Baron de Chalus (1597-1667) and Helene de la Queille de Fleurac (? - 1669)] dated 1 August 1639. 8 1/2 in. x 13 in.; A title page, a blank page, 16 pages of calligraphic handwriting, and two blank pages; all text handwritten in French, on watermarked paper; sewn. The pages average 24 lines per page, with 4 Generalite de Paris stampings at the top of the first four sheets. Two signatures at the end [Mathon & Gibert ?] are probably those of two notaries, who by law were at that time and still are required to reduce the terms of a marriage contract to writing. Every recto has, beneath the last line of text and toward the left margin, a circular squiggle; two such marks appear at the end of the document, and at various places throughout the text in the left margin of a number of pages where cross-outs appear in the text. Permit me to speculate: the squiggles may be acknowledgements of their consent by the parties, both to the contract as a whole and to changes in the documents, a practice still followed today when interlineations are made to printed contractual documents. The signatures at the end (Mathon & Gibert?) are those of the notaries. Let me speculate further: if the foregoing is true, then the happy couple were illiterate and signified their consent by making their marks, as occasionally happens even today. Jean Louis was a descendant, along an illegitimate branch, of the earliest French Kings; specifically, of Robert, son of Robert the Strong who was count of Anjou, and nephew of Odo who became King of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc. [Brecksville, OH, U.S.A.]
2012-05-21 10:05:43
Lugduni Batavorum, Ex Officina Elzeviriana, 1639. 12mo. (XII)+116+(28);128+(2) pp. With engr. title. Index. Hardcover. 19th century brown morocco wilt gilt decoration on covers & spine, gilt edges; marking of removed bookplate on pastedown, else fine copy). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Charbo's Antiquariaat [Amsterdam, Netherlands]
2012-05-18 15:46:19
Salgado de Somoza, Francisco
1639. Madrid, 1639. 1st ed. The Unexpurgated First Edition of a Notable Treatise on Royal Authority and the Church Salgado de Somoza, Francisco. Tractatus de Supplicatione ad Sanctissimum a Litteris et Bullis Apostol. Nequam, Et Importune Impetratis in Perniciem Reipublicae, Regni, Aut Regis, Aut Iuris Tertii Praejudicium: Et de Earum Retentione Interim in Senatu. Opus Sane Pulchrum et Grave Utrique Reipublicae Ecclesiasticae, & Temporali Utile Admodum a Doctis Petitum, & Acunctis Desideratum. Copiosa Litterarum per Politicarum Exornatione (Tum ad Regimen, Tum ad Status Rationem Conducibilium) Illustratum. Madrid: Apud Mariam de Quinones, 1639. [xvii], 350, [101] ff. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (11-1/4" x 8"). Contemporary limp vellum, large calligraphic title to spine. Light rubbing and a few minor chips to extremities, stain to upper corner of front cover, free endpapers lacking. Large copperplate arms to title page, woodcut decorated initials. Light toning to text, occasional light foxing. Minor stains, early signatures and annotations to title page, interior otherwise clean. $1,500. * 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.
Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. [USA]
2012-05-16 21:56:33
Hooker, Richard:
London: William Stanbye 1639 - Large hb edition in half black leather, gilt lined & with marbled boards & marbled endpapers. Spine has 4 raised bands, gilt title & 4 small gilt ill. Attractive illustrated title page has tiny previous owner inscriptions with occassional annotations inside. Several decorative head & tail pieces with some decorative initial letters. Just minor wear, corners rubbed - otherwise very good, 583pp. plus index (7.5 x 11") **Heavy - please contact bookseller for P&P costs**
Bookseller: Berwyn Books
2012-05-16 17:47:09
All: Antwerpen, Plantin; I: Balthasar Moretus, 1639, II: Apud Viduam & Filios Io. Moreti, 1636, III:Apud Balthasarem Moretum, & Viduam Ioannis Moreti, & Io. Meursium, 1630, IV: Johannes Moretus, 1610. 4to. Bound together in one contemporary full vellum binding with handwritten title to spine. Old crossed-out owner's name to first title-page and a few leaves with a few tears and creases to upper margin, far from affecting text, otherwise all works are very nice and clean, in very fine condition. <br><br>I: Beautiful engraved printer's devise to title-page, beautiful woodcut vignettes and initials, and 17 excellently executed large (one small) engravings in the text (one full-page), most of which depict crucifications, a few of which depict coins. Woodcut printer's devise to last leaf. 96, (8) pp.<br><br>II: Beautiful engraved title-vignette, beautiful woodcut initials, and two excellent engraved plates. Woodcut printer's devise to last leaf. (8), 86, (10) pp.<br><br>III: Beautiful engraved title-vignette, beautiful woodcut initials. Woodcut printer's devise to last leaf. (8), 69, (11) pp.<br><br>IV: Beautiful engraved printer's devise to title-page, beautiful woodcut vignettes and initials, 1 full-page engraving, woodcut printer's devise to last leaf. (8), 121, (7) pp. + 2 large folded engraved maps ("Lovanium" and "Hervelea").
Bookseller: Lynge & Søn ILAB-ABF [Copenhagen, Denmark]
2012-05-16 09:17:15
Galileo. ] 1564-1642 [Galilei
Collectible [Publisher: For Pierre Rocolet] 1639
2012-05-08 20:56:27
Thomae Aquinatis [Thomas Aquinas]
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's topics follow a cycle: the existence of God; Creation, Man; Man'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. Externa … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-05-01 08:45:57
Paris: I. Dedin, 1639. First edition of all four books (books I & II had been published in 1631) of Mydorge’s work on conic sections, intended to provide the geometrical basis for the study of optics. “Mydorge’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” (DSB)<br/><br/>& & “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/>& & “Mydorge posed and solved the following problem in [book] III: ‘On a given cone place a given conic section’ – 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 – although he did not clearly indicate his method – was that of transforming a square into an equivalent regular polygon possessing an arbitrary numb … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-04-30 13:21:50
BECERRA, Antonio. (BEZERRA, Antonio).
Jaén: Francisco Perez de Castilla, 1639. 8vo. 1 grabado, 80 fols. Encuadernación plena piel con nervios y ruedas gofradas en seco en los planos (siglo XIX). Cortes tintados. Muy buen estado. Muy raro. Palau 26211
Bookseller: Librería Antonio Castro [SEVILLA, SE, Spain]
2012-04-18 18:40:28
typis viduae Jaon. Cnobbari,, Antwerp, 1639. FIRST EDITION 4to. pp. [xxviii] 249 [xxvi]. Roman letter, a little italic, printed side notes, woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, engr. t.p. featuring three female allegories of Truth, Justice and Vanity by Theodor Johannes van Merlen after Abraham van Diepenbeeck, 50 engraved emblems by A. Pauli in strong and clear impressions, on p. 234 full moon rising over a river, hand-coloured. Light age yellowing, slightest worming to gutter and margin of t.p., couple of ll. slightly short at end of ream; a handsome and well-margined copy in contemp mottled calf with covers triple-bordered in gilt, spine gilt in six compartments with raised bands, very sympathetically restored. An emblem book with a uncommon didactic twist: the typical pairing of each image with an instructive motto has been split in two, one describing the scene untruthfully ('vanitas'), the other its reality ('veritas'). For instance, surrounding an image of a printing house (p. 10) it is said that Verborum copia and Nihil copia, sed usus: although there is an abundance of words and writing, abundance means nothing without use. In fifty chapters, the book provides a dual commentary over subjects as diverse as memory, marriage, political power, fame, and eating habits. As de Bourgogne argues in the preface, the exercise proves that poor judgement sometimes allows vain conclusions to be drawn from truth. The work is critical of its own tradition, since other books of emblems encourage forming many different possible interpretations of word and image, both religious a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sokol Books Ltd. ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
2012-04-17 10:45:44
appresso i Giunti,, In Venetia, 1639 - Cm. 31, pp. (28) 220. Bel frontespizio interamente illustrato, marchio tipografico in fine e 45 figure incise entro e fuori testo (anche a piena e doppia pagina). Legatura strettamente coeva in piena pergamena floscia con titoli ms. al dorso e laccetti di chiusura (di cui due mutili). Minime tracce d'uso ed un piccolo alone al marginale bianco di poche carte, complessivamente genuino, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Esemplare, a nostro parere, desiderabile. Note ms. di possesso del famoso scrittore di storia portoghese Prospero Peragallo, che alla fine dell'800 era il possessore del volume. Celebre opera di architettura militare che viene spesso identificata come la seconda edizione dell'opera apparsa nel 1618 con il titolo: Corona Imperiale della Architettura militare. In effetti rispetto a quest'ultima sono tali le modifiche e le aggiunte che si deve dichiarare come una nuova opera. Opera celebrata ed elogiata da tutta la bibliografia in materia. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense [Italy]
2012-04-14 12:16:25
Sibbes, Richard
Printed by G.M. for N. Bourne, London, 1639. Edited by J. Sedgwick. Ex-public library, rebound in 1/4 calf, ex-libris. Stamps on some leaves. [x],330,232,[xiv]pp. Images available on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Entaku Bookshop [Yamanashi Pref., 0, Japan]
2012-04-13 09:18:50
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. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton
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2012-04-03 06:43:56
Perucci, Francesco.
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.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH
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2012-03-30 15:44:54
King Charles 1
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.
Bookseller: Madoc Books
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2012-03-28 07:30:06
BURGUNDIA, Antonius a
Ww J. Cnobbaert, Antwerpen, 1639. [28]-249-[27] pp. (minor staining). Original edition of a fine emblem book by the Bruges canon and arch-dean Antonius a Burgundia, also published in a Dutch version. Illustrated with an engraved title by Th. J. van Merlen and 50 engraved emblems by Andreas Pauwels, all after A. van Diepenbeek. The work systematically contrasts Vanity and Truth. Ownership entry on title crossed out. Publisher's presentation inscription on old flyleaf bound with at front. Ref. Landwehr 98. Emblem books Leiden 83. STCV (1). BCNI 9195. Funck 284. 1 volumes. Small defaults at spine, later endpapers. Good copy. Contemporary overlapping vellum , flat spine.
Bookseller: de KunstBurg [gent, Belgium]
2012-03-22 12:24:49
(Bible, N.T., Commentary) Heinsius, Daniel
Lugduni Batavorum [i.e., Leiden]: ex officina Elseviriorum, 1639. First edition. [12], (43), [5], 966, [86] pp. Printer's device on title-page. Text in Greek and Latin. 1 vols. Folio. Daniel Heinsius Commentary. 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. 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.
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [USA]
2012-03-21 08:26:58
Cologne, Sans lieu, 1639. Un volume in-4° (16 x 24cm), (2) 627 (27) pp. Reliure ancienne en veau, dos à nerfs richement orné, titre, tomaison, fleurons et caissons dorés, roulette dorée sur les nerfs, filets dorés avec fleuron d'angle sur les plats, roulette dorée sur les coupes, tranches dorées. (importantes tâches sur le plat supérieur, auréole sur le dos au niveau du titre, éraflure au plat inférieur qui est aussi tâché en deux endroits, fente de dix cm à un mors, coiffe supérieure en partie manquante, une mouillure claire en marge aux 30 premiers feuillets ainsi qu'une autre sur les 15 derniers mais sans atteinte au texte, sinon intérieur frais). Troisième et dernière partie seule. Ex-libris. Edition originale. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Aparté [PEZENAS, France]
2012-03-12 14:14:01
Carafa Carlo.
apud Cornelium ab Egmond,, Coloniae Agrippinae, 1639. 12mo (mm.150x95), bella e solida leg. in p. pergamena rigida con tit. ms. al dorso e unghie; pp. (6) 352 (18); 308; capilettera e finalini xil.; front. con vignetta incisa. Citazione bibliografica ms. al contopiatto «Biblioth. Samuelis Fingel pag. 35». Carte in ottimo stato, esemplare bellissimo. PRIMA EDIZIONE dell?opera del Carafa, inviato nunzio in Boemia dal papa a mettere ordine a seguito della vittoria cattolica della Montagna Bianca. Il libro, che «conserva ancor oggi il suo valore» [PASCHINI, Enc. Cat., III, 746], riporta nella sua seconda parte (numerata a sé) gli atti e i decreti in favore dei cattolici tedeschi, austriaci, ungheresi, boemi, etc. emanati dal potere politico durante la Guerra dei Trent?anni. Di notevole interesse storico-religioso.
Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi [Como, Italy]

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