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        Symphiitum maius flore purpureo [Comfrey]; Symphiitum maius flore rubro [Mauve-flowered comfrey]; Symphytum flore pallido [White-flowered comfrey]

      Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 5/8 x 16 1/4 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.

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        Mantova

      Francoforte, 1640 ca. - Bellissima veduta prospettica della città a volo d'uccello tratta da "Itinerarium Italiae".Inc. in rame mm.250x355 + marg. sup. e inf. assai marginosi, quelli esterni di ca. 1 cm. Perfetto stato, fresca e nitida impressione.

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        THE ANTIQUITIES OF CANTERBURY. aOR A SVRVEY OF THAT ANCIENT CITIE, WITH THE SUBVRBS, AND CATHEDRALL. Containing principally matters of Antiquity in them all. Collected chiefly from old Manuscripts, Lieger-bookes, and other like Records, for the most part, never as yet Printed. With an Appendix here annexed: Wherein (for better satisfaction to the learned the Manuscripts, and Records of chiefest consequence, are faithfully exhibited. All (for the honour of that ancient Metropolis, and his good affection to Antiquities) Sought out and Published By the Industry, and Goodwill of William Somner.

      Printed by I.L. [i.e.John Legat] for Richard Thrale, and are to be sold at his Shop at Pauls-Gate at the signe of the Crosse-Keyes, London. 1640 - First edition. 4to. 6.75 x 9 inches. [xvi] + 516 + [12] pp. [8], A-3U4. Illustrated by three folding plates, including The Mapp of Canterbury [engraved by Hollar] and on verso of title, full page coat of arms of the See and vignettes, including royal devices, at heads of sections. Bound in recent full speckled calf, gilt; spine with raised bands in compartments and gilt tooling; early ink ownership inscription in Latin above title, 'Gul. Betham 1806, repeated in Greek. Some light pencil annotations and marks in text and small missing area to foot of one page, not affecting text. A fine copy of the first published history and topography of Canterbury. First edition of the earliest printed history and topography of Canterbury. It is based on original sources and some of these records are printed in the appendix, said to be the first published book to provide this. It describes both the city (according to its six wards) including the wall and gates, castle, river and cathedral, and its churches and suburbs and includes a list of mayors. William Somner (1598-1669) was born and educated in Canterbury, the son of the registrar of the court. His patron, Archbishop Laud, to whom the book is dedicated, appointed him registrar of the ecclesiastical courts and the lengthy description of the cathedral is thoroughly Laudian in tone. As an ardent royalist, Somner attempted to protect the cathedral and its muniments from the ravages of parliamentary soldiers. He published works in praise of Charles I after his execution and was briefly imprisoned in Deal Castle in 1659. After the Restoration, he was made Master of St John's Hospital in the city and the office of auditor of the cathedral. The first edition of the Antiquities provided the frame work for Battely (an equally famous antiquarian) to make additions and revisions for the second edition of 1703, which remains a cornerstone for the Canterbury collector, much used by all later historians. The William Betham of the inscription is possibly Sir William Betham (1779-1853), the antiquary, who may have used it for his research; he revised part of Camden's Britannia for a new edition of 1806, the year of the inscription. Betham spent much of his career in Dublin, working on the Irish records, and was appointed Ulster King of Arms in 1820. KENT CANTERBURY KENT

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        THE GLORY OF THEIR TIMES, OR THE LIVES OF YE PRIMITIVE FATHERS. CONTAYNING THEIR CHIEFEST ACTIONS, WORKES, SENTENCES AND DEATHS

      London: Printed for I. Okes, 1640.. [8],64,77-324,321-336,329-440,451-538pp. (erratic pagination as noted by ESTC). Small quarto. Recent full chocolate brown calf, raised bands, gilt label, side panels decorated in blind, a.e.g. Engraved title by G. Glover, and 45 engraved portraits in the text. 17th and 18th century ownership inscriptions on title, three ink annotations to the table in an early hand, occasional pencil marginalia, a bit of foxing toward the end, and some annotations to the binder's endleaves, early restoration to lower blank corner of B4, otherwise a very good copy. First edition. Lupton (d. 1676) served during the early part of his life as chaplain to the English forces in the Low Countries and Germany. In 1632 he settled in London, where he subsisted as a hack author. Eventually, in March 1663, he was appointed vicar of Sunbury, Middlesex, a post he held until his death. In addition to the portraits, biographical sketches and glosses of their thought, Lupton includes a list of their works, with occasional bibliographical references. ESTC S108921. STC 16943.

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        Nova Belgica Et Anglia Nova

      Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Willem Jansz. Blaeu 1640. 39x50.5 cm. - Schwartz / Ehrenberg S. 103 und Abb. 58 - Ermen Nr. 9 - Kat. Gotha Amerika Nr. 59 - Die Ostküste von Maine bis Maryland mit dem Landesinneren bis zum St. Lorenz Strom mit Quebec in Westprojektion. Als erste gedruckte Karte zeigt dieses Blatt Kanus und die nordamerikanische Tierwelt (lt. Schwartz-Ehrenberg). Mit zwei Windrosen, Segelschiffen, oben rechts kleine Darstellung eines indianischen Dorfes, Meilenzeiger und grosse Kartusche mit Wappen und zwei Indianern. Kurzer Randeinriss in der Mittelfalte restauriert, im Kartenbild etwas stock- und braunfleckig.

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        Hedysarum Clypeatum flore suauiter rubente [French honeysuckle]; Onobychris Dodon flore rubro [Common sainfoin]; Botrys [Feather geranium or Jerusalem oak]

      Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 5/8 x 16 3/8 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.

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        The Antiquities Of Canterbury. Or A Survey Of That Ancient Citie, With The Suburbs, And Cathedrall. Containing principally matters of Antiquity in the all. Collected chiefly from old Manuscripts, Lieger-bookes, and other like Records, for the most part, never as yet Printed

      London: Printed by I.L. for Richard Thrale, 1640. First edition. Hardcover. Later quarter calf rebacked, black leather spine label printed in gilt, and marbled boards, latter rubbed. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Hollar. 516, [12] pages. 21.5 x 16.5 cm. [*-**4, A-Vvv4]. Three folding plates, a map of Canterbury engraved by Wenceslaus Hollar. Somner, antiquarian scholar and author of the first Anglo-Saxon dictionary clerked in early life for Archbishop William Laud. As a Royalist he was for a time imprisoned in Deal Castle. This work, the earliest history of the City with details of its six wards, wall, gates, river, cathederal and churches, plus describes its suburbs, and presenting a list of mayors from the year 1449. There is a comprehensive overview of statistical data relating to Canterbury in the large Appendix. Text wide margined, generally clean, one centimeter stain at title foot not affecting text, overall a very sound copy,

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        Mantova

      Francoforte, 1640 ca.Bellissima veduta prospettica della città a volo d'uccello tratta da "Itinerarium Italiae".Inc. in rame mm.250x355 + marg. sup. e inf. assai marginosi, quelli esterni di ca. 1 cm. Perfetto stato, fresca e nitida impressione.

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        Paraguay, ó Prov. de Rio de la Plata

      Amsterdam, 1640. Map. Copper engraving, 37.5 x 48 cms, original hand-colour, French text on verso. Koeman Bl 18A

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        Opera omnia ex ult. I. Lipsii emendatione et M. Annaei Senecae Rhetoris quae extant ex And. Schottii recens.

      apud Elzevirios,, Ludg. Batavorum, 1640 - Tre volumi di m. 13, pp. (24) 552; 718 + 1 cb.; 442 (152) + 2 ccb. Primo frontespizio interamente figurato e due tavole incise fuori testo. Bella legatura coeva in pieno marocchino rosso, dorsi a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro, piatti inquadrati da doppio filetto ornamentale. Tagli dorati e sguardie marmorizzate. Ex libris nobiliare. Un lieve alone chiaro al margine basso delle prime carte del secondo volume. Bell'esemplare, fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Cfr. Willems (508): "Les Elzevier ont donné trois éditions de Sénèque, en 1640, 1649 et 1659. L'édition de 1640, qui est dédiée par Bonaventure et Abraham au chancelier Seguier, est la plus belle et la plus recherchée.".

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        AF-BEELDINGHE VAN D EERSTE EEVWE DER SOCIETEYT IESV VOOR OOGHEN GHESTELT DOOR DE DUITS - NEDERLANTSCHE PROVINCIE DER SELVER SOCIETEYT

      Antwerpen, Inde Plantijnsche druckerije, 1640.** . Gebonden, half - marrokijnleder, gemarmerde platen, pièce de titre op rood maroquinleder, rug versierd met goudopdruk, rug beschadigt, gegraveerd titelblad door Diepenbeke, A., 18x23cm, 712pp (4), geïllustreerd met gravures van Diepebeke, A. en Natalis, Voor ooghen ghestelt door de Duyts-Nederlantsche Provincie der selver Societeyt. Den vader vande toekomende eeuwe, Iesu Christo, voor wiens godtheydt swichten alle eeuwen, aen wiens menscheydt dienen alle tiiden, onder wiens eeuwigheyt loopen alle iaeren, hem Godt alleen, tot wiens eere streckt ons iubilee, dert haer op de verdiensten van siinen H. naem vertoonen de minste Societeyt Iesu; en met haerder kinderen iiver ende liefde sweet ende bloedt leven ende doodt in alle oodtmoedigheydt dese eerste eeuwe van haere instellinghe opdraeghen.

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        Lilium cruentum bulbiferum [Orange lily with bulbils and bulb]; Centaurium flore luteo [Late-blooming Blackstonia]

      Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 5/8 x 16 1/4 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years from the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of the various plants, a discipline that had been carefully nurtured and continued since the Middle Ages, long before printing. And Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.

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        Theatrum Botanicum: The Theater of Plants. or, An Herball of Large Extent: Containing therein a more ample and exact History and declaration of the Physicall Herbs and Plants that are in other Authours, encreased by the accesse of many hundreds of new, rare and strange Plants from all parts of the world.... Collected by the many yeares travaile, industry, and experience in this subject, by John Parkinson Apothecary of London, and the Kings Herbarist...

      London : Printed by Tho. Cotes. 1640 . Sole Edition Folio, eng. title, title-page (1 leaf), To the Reader (1 leaf), Dedication (1 leaf, verso blank), laudatory epistles and poems (5 lls), Contents (1 leaf verso blank), Text, pps 1-1755 (with errors), Errata (1 leaf verso blank), complete. Engraved title and the occasional woodcut in the first half of the book coloured by an early hand, tear in last leaf of The Table repaired without loss, a little minor staining but generally a good clean copy with ample margins, 19th century half black morocco, marbled boards, a very sound copy. Provenance. Signature of "Eliz Smyth of Hartfild(?) 1686" at head of eng. title and signature of "George Smyth" on verso. Faint, small stamp of "Charles Lakin" of Leicester on foremargin of eng. title. Bookplate of The Horticultural Society of New York on front pastedown. The author, a London pharmacist, received the title of Royal Apothecary from James I. Later Charles I appointed him as his chief botanist ("Botanicus Regius Primarius"). He had a private garden in Long Acre (Theatrum p.609) in which he grew many rarities. Work on his herbal, which was delayed for a number of years by the success of Johnson's edition of Gerarde, was greatly helped by the unpublished notes of the French botanist, Matthias L'Obel, who had lived in North London for the last years of his life. The result was an enormous folio work containing descriptions of nearly 4,000 plants (almost 1,000 more than the 1636 Gerarde) including some twenty-eight species not previously recorded in Britain. The most important of these were the strawberry tree from Ireland and the lady's slipper orchid found in Lancashire. STC 19302 Henrey 286 Hunt Bot. Cat. 235 Nissen 1490

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        Terra Sancta quae in Sacris Terra Promissionis olim Palestina

      Amsterdam, 1640. Map. Copper engraving, 38.5 x 50 cms, original hand-colour, some offsetting from the imprint bottom left, French text on verso. Koeman Bl 18A

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        Virginiae partis australis et Floridae partis orientalis, interjacentiumq, regionum Nova Descriptio

      Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1640. Copper engraving with period outline colour, Latin text on verso. 19 1/2 x 24 inches. Important early Dutch map of southeastern America: this copy with exceptionally wide margins and with very pretty period hand colouring. This is the second state of Blaeu's map of the southeastern portion of North America. The map depicts the region from present day northern Florida to Chesapeake Bay. France is shown as governing the southern portion of this land (though they had been forced out in fact some time before by the Spanish) and Great Britain as ruler of the northeast. As pointed out by Burden, this map improves on the Hondius-Mercator map of the same region in its depiction of the Outer Banks and in its inclusion of the Chesapeake Bay, and it provided the best depiction of the region until 1700. Its handsome cartouche surrounded by full figure Native Americans and its elaborate calligraphy contribute to make it one of the most artistically successful maps of 17th century America. Cumming, 41 (plate 26); Burden, The Mapping of North America 253; Goss, 31

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        Fezzae et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberrima, describebat Abrah: Ortelius

      Amsterdam: Willem Blaeu. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 15" x 19 5/8". Nice map of Northern Africa, part of Spain and the Strait of Gibraltar, circa 1640. Decorative elements include centaurs around the title cartouche and schooners at sea. North is oriented to the right. Latin text on verso. Minor overall toning, chipping along edges. Full original margins. Willem Blaeu (1571-1638) was a prolific Dutch mapmaker who started one of the most famous map publishing firms of the 17th century. It was at this time that the Dutch controlled the map trade, and their ornate and beautiful maps had immense popularity. Blaeu was instrumental in driving this dominance in his lifetime, and this legacy was continued by his sons.

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        Medium flore purpureo [Dark blue canterbury bells]; Pseudomelanthium flore rubescente [Corn cockle]; Pseudomelanthium flore albo [White corn cockle]

      Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 3/4 x 16 3/8 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.

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        Respublica et Status Imperii Romano-Germanici

      Lugduni Batav. [Leiden]: Ex Officina Elzeviriana (1640). . Second edition, two volumes, 16mo, (xvi), 408; 382, (2) pp. Engraved title in volume I, marbled paste downs, armorial bookplates of Lord Sinclair. Contemporary calf, a.e.g., covers with double gilt rules, cornerpieces and a central rose, gilt phoenix to the foot of the spine with the motto Rinasce Piu Gloriosa (“It rises again more glorious”), spine with some wear and loss to the top. Although the engraved title is dated 1634 (the date of the first edition) the second volume is dated 1640. Willems 408.

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        A Discourse Concerning A New World & Another Planet, In two Bookes

      London: Printed by John Norton for John Maynard, 1640 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. A Discourse Concerning A New World & Another Planet, In two Bookes. The First Book. The Discovery of a New World. Or, A Discourse Tending to Prove, That 'tis Probable There May Be Another Habitable World in the Moone. With a Discourse Concerning the Possibility of a Passage Thither. London: Printed by John Norton for John Maynard, 1640. The Second Book, A Discourse Concerning a New Planet. Tending to prove, That 'tis Probable Our Earth is one of the Planets. London: Printed by R. H. for John Maynard, 1640. Two volumes bound in one. 8vo (170x110 mm). [16], 242, [2:blank] pp.; [14], 246, [2:errata] pp., extra engraved title by W. Marshall to vol. 1 (re-inserted on stub), several woodcut diagrams in text, with leaf P7 present in vol. 2 as a cancel leaf (with engraved illustration, bound before p.1) and as a cancellandum, errata leaf to vol. 1 bound before p.1, errata leaf to vol. 2 bound at the end (supplied and re-margined), leaf R1 (pages 241/2, vol. 2) supplied and re-margined, light circular stain on opening gathering, blindstamp on title and last leaf, bookplate of Wigan public library to inner front cover, contemporary calf (hinges repaired, upper joint cracked). An internally sound and complete copy, with all the cancel and errata leaves present. ---- ESTC s.v.; Norman 2240. - Book I: Third Impression, Corrected and Enlarged. Book II: First edition. FIRST COMPLETE EDITION. 'ONE OF THE EARLIEST SIGNIFICANT WORKS OF POPULAR SCIENCE' (Norman), which comprises the third edition of Wilkins' The Discovery of a New World as part i and the first edition of A Discourse Concerning a New Planet as part ii. 'Wilkins's primary aim was to promote general knowlege and acceptance of the "new" science of Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler and to wean his readers from an unquestioning dependence upon Aristotelian doctrine and literal biblical interpretation. In the first edition of the Discovery Wilkins had used Galileo's statement that the moon is a world similar to the earth as a foundation for more speculative hypotheses, wondering if the moon might not support life, what it inhabitants might be like, and whether the moon's resemblance to the earth could be extended into a uniformitarian theory of the universe. In [this] edition Wilkins added a section, inspired by Francis Godwin's Man in the Moone (1638), on the then-sensational idea of voyaging to the moon, discussing the problems connected with this endeavor -- such as gravity and the nature and height of the atmosphere -- in terms of contemporary physical knowledge' (Norman)..

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        Sancti Thomae Aquinatis Summa Totius Theologiae

      Published by Arnold Hierat, sug signo Gryphi. Hardcover. Sancti Thomae Aquinatis Summa Totius Theologiae Published by Arnold Hierat, sug signo Gryphi 1640; large book size: 16" x 10 inches; bound in blind-stamped vellum with title to spine; spine top chipped; split to spine edges; square copy; clean text with some mild toning; text in Latin; Very Scarce; no international shipping. . Good. 1640.

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        Consolida Saracenica [Valley groundsel]; Virga aurea [European goldenrod]; Lysimachia lutea [Common loosestrife]

      Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.

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        Sancti Thomae Aquinatis Summa Totius Theologiae

      Published by Arnold Hierat, sug signo Gryphi 1640 - Sancti Thomae Aquinatis Summa Totius Theologiae Published by Arnold Hierat, sug signo Gryphi 1640; large book size: 16" x 10 inches; bound in blind-stamped vellum with title to spine; spine top chipped; split to spine edges; square copy; clean text with some mild toning; text in Latin; Very Scarce; no international shipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il Pastor Fido, Tragicommedia Pastorale: Ora in questa nuova impressione di bellissime figure in rame ornato

      Amsterdam: Appresso Lodovico Elzevier, 1640. Vellum. Very Good Plus. Book. 48mo - over 3 - 4" tall. 285 pp. Engraved title page + 3 additional full page engraved plates, with names of characters written underneath figures. Early miniature illustrated book version of Guarini's 1590 pastoral masterpiece, which is also one of the cornerstones of the Italian canon. The book measures 3.5 by 2 inches, or 8.5 by 5 cm. Printing possibly by Willem Blaeu of Elzevier. Final pages have worm hole, which diminishes to pinhole sized loss on text pages in two-thirds of leaves in lower margin. On a few leaves loss of a few letters but text remains readable. Other than this leaves are clean. Period vellum has some wear, blistering and limpness. Still an asset to the book. New attractive endpapers.

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        Mappa Aestiuarum Insularum, alias Barmudas

      Amsterdam.. Ca. 1640. Color copper engraved map of Bermuda, shown divided into sections belonging to eight tribes, which were areas of land partitioned among investors in the Somers Isle Company; these were Devonshire, Hamilton, Paget, Pembroke, Sandys, Smith's, Southampton and Warwick, all represented here. With text across the bottom pertaining to the tribes. With Bermuda coat of arms. Elaborate title cartouche at top, with coat of arms, Neptune holding a ship and flanked by two mermaids, the one at the left blowing a conch shell. With two mileage scales. Reference: Tooley, Bermuda, p5. Image size: 21 x 16". Map uniformly toned, otherwise very good.

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        HISTORIA DE PORTUGAL RESTAURADO,

      - EM QUE SE DA’ NOTÍCIA DAS MAIS GLORIOSAS acçoens assim politicas, como militares, que obráraõ os Portuguezes na restauraçaõ de Portugal, desde o primeiro de Dezembro de 1640, até ao principio de 1643. ESCRITA POR D. LUIZ DE MENEZES, CONDE DA ERICEIRA, DO CONSELHO DE ESTADO de Sua Magestade, seu Védor da Fazenda, e Governador das Armas da Provincia de Traz os Montes, &c. Terceira vez impressa, e emendada. PARTE PRIMEIRA: [Tomo I] LISBOA: Na Offic. de DOMINGOS RODRIGUES. Anno de M.DCC.LI. [1751] - [Tomo II] LISBOA: Na Officina de ANTONIO VICENTE DA SILVA. Anno de M. DCC LIX. [1759] - [Tomo III] PARTE SEGUNDA: LISBOA: Na Officina de JOSEPH FILIPPE. Anno M. DCC LIX. [1759] - [Tomo IV] LISBOA Na Offic. de IGNACIO NOGUEIRA XISTO. Anno de M.DCC.LIX. [1759]. 4 volumes. In 4º (de 21x16 cm) com [xx], 494, [vi], 598, [viii], 520, [v], 608 pags. Encadernações da época inteiras de pele com finos ferros a ouro nas lombadas, apresentando pequenas falhas nas coifas inferiores e com rótulos de arrumação nas coifas superiores. Obra contém a história da Guerras da Restauração da Independência desde o ano de 1640 até ao ano de 1668. Inocêncio V, 307: "D. Luis de Menezes, terceiro Conde da Ericeira, Comendador da Ordem de Cristo, General de Artilharia, e Védor da Fazenda no reinado d'Elrei D. Pedro II, cujo partido seguira nas discórdias e intrigas palacianas, que originaram a deposição de D. Afonso VI. - Nasceu em Lisboa em 1632. Suicidou-se, precipitando se de uma das janelas que caíam para o jardim do seu palácio, em 1690. A sua paixão pelas artes febris e industriais, e o impulso que deu á introdução delas neste reino, valeram-lhe a denominação de Colbert português. Muitos o confundiram erradamente com seu filho, o conde do mesmo título D. Francisco Xavier de Menezes. Esta edição, que Barbosa não acusa, foi feita por indústria do livreiro Luis de Moraes e Castro, e por ele dedicada a D. José Mascarenhas, então Marquez de Gouveia, e depois Duque de Aveiro, rodado e queimado na praça de Belém em 1759. - Saiu terceira vez: Tomo I. Lisboa, na Offic. de Domingos Rodrigues 1751 (aliás 1759, como consta das licenças) 4º Tomo II, ibi, na Offic. de Antonio Vicente da Silva 1759. 4º Tomo III, ibi, na Offic. de José Filippe 1759. 4º - Tomo IV, ibi, na Offic. de Ignacio Nogueira Xisto 1759. 4º '. Nota: As licenças são de 1750/1751 no Tomo I; e de 1759 nos Tomos II; III e IV. Borba de Moraes, Bibliogr. Bras. 2, 566-567: 'The licences of Volume I are dated 1750 and those of other volumes 1759. Volume II covers the years 1643 to 1656. Volume III the years 1657 to 1662, and Volume IV, 1663 to 1668'. Location/localizacao: raros

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        The historie of the holy warre; by Thomas Fuller, B.D. prebendarie of Sarum, late of Sidney Colledge in Cambridge [hand-colored map]

      Cambridge: printed by R. Daniel, for Thomas Buck, and are to be sold by John VVilliams at the signe of the Greyhound in Pauls Church-yard, 1640. Second Edition. Very Good. Second Edition. Folio; [16], 286, [30]pp, collated and complete with a fine engraved title page (in addition to the letterpress title) depicting the crusades and a folding map of Palestine, both signed by William Marshall. (Leaf 2N6 is blank, as called for.) Unusually, the map, often lacking, is here colored in an early hand. The first leaf bears "A declaration of the frontispiece" signed: J[ohn].C[leveland]., the engraved title has the additional imprint: 'Printed by Thomas Buck one of the printers to the University of Cambridge. & are sold by Iohn Williams at ye Crane in St. P. Church-yard,' and the final 14 leaves contain a chronological table and an index. Newly bound by Fitterer in full period-style calf, the spine in six compartments divided by raised bands with a red morocco lettering piece gilt in the second. The text is generally clean with occasional scattered spotting and soiling to the margins; a worm track to the lower inner margins of pp 8-30, far wide of the text, has been reinforced with Japanese tissue; closed tear to the folding map now skillfully sealed by a paper conservationist with no loss but with the ghost from an earlier tape repair apparent. Overall, a Very Good copy, with rare hand-coloring, in a handsome binding. Provenance: Inscription to the top of the first text page 'Elysebeth Walsingham her book 1680,' probably Elizabeth Walsingham (d. 1733), daughter of Colonel Thomas Walsingham and Lady Anne Howard. Also with the ownership inscription to the front fly leaf of Jane Edwards / Sevenoaks. presumably the oral historian (1792-1868) who described goings-on in the small country West Kent town in "Her Recollections of Old Sevenoaks." Wither to Prior 386. ESTC Citation No. S121254.& In 1639, the university press at Cambridge published Thomas Fuller's Historie of the Holy Warre, the first modern full-length account of the crusades in English, based on Fuller's extensive reading in medieval sources. He was sharply critical of the papacy for promoting the Holy Land wars and perspicacious in his analysis of the reasons the movement failed. This is the second edition of that momentous work, published one year later. "Intricate engraved title showing Saladin, Death, an archangel, bishops and monks, soldiers and cripples, a church and the Temple of Sepulchre, all under the rubric 'We went out full, but return empty.'

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        Ranunculus Asiaticus grumosa flore pleno Sanguineo prolifero [Proliferous Persian buttercup]; Ranunculus Pesiaticus grumosa radice flore pleno ruberrimo [Double-flowered Persian buttercup]; Ranunculus Creticus grumosa radice flore niveo [White Persian buttercup]; Ranunculus Asiaticus grumosa radice flore Phoeniceo ruberrims [Persian buttercup with serrated petals]; Ranunculus Asiaticus grumosa radice flore rubris venis distincts [Verigated Persian buttercup]

      Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. In excellent condition apart from some mild printer's creases and ink residue on the plate. There are also some faded manuscript notes in the bottom margin and in the base of the plate. 20 3/4 x 16 1/4 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.

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        PHILOSOPHIA MORAL.

      - Tirada de algus Prouerbios ou Adagios, amplificados com authoridades da Sagrada Escriptura, & Doutores que sobre ella escreueram. Composta pelo Padre Fr. Aleixo de Sancto Antonio Religioso da Ordem de nosso Senhor IESV Christo. EM COIMBRA. Com todas as licenças necessárias. Por Diogo Gomez de Loureiro. Anno Dñi 1640. In 4º (de 19x15 cm) com [xiv], 293, [xxxix] pags. Encadernação (do início do século xix) inteira de pele com finos ferros a ouro lombada, cansada e com dano na coifa superior. Exemplar com manchas de humidade sem afectar a leitura; restauro da folha de rosto (espelhada); nota da época manuscrita em rodapé da página de rosto: «Já estava este livro com licença do Santo Officio em 1620»; e ex-libris de Victor Avila Perez. Inocêncio I, 25: 'Frei Aleixo de Sancto antonio, Freire professo na Ord. de Christo, formado em Canones pela Univ. de Coimbra, Mestre dos noviços e Definidor da Ordem. - N. em Punhete, hoje Villa nova da Constancia, e m. no convento de Thomar aos 90 annos de sua edade a 7 de Dezembro de 1648. Philosophia moral, tirada de alguns proverbios ou adagios, amplificada com auctoridades da sagrada Escriptura, e Doutores que sobre ella escreveram. Coimbra, por Diogo Gomes Loureiro 1640. 4.o de XVI-293 pag. sem contar as do indice final. D'esta tenho um exemplar, e existem outros em todas ou quasi todas as Livrarias de Lisboa. No mercado é porém pouco vulgar, e o seu preço tem sido de 480 a 600 réis, e d'algum me consta que fora vendido por 720 réis'. Location/localizacao: 3-A2-B-31

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        Melocactos [Mother-in-law's cushion]; Rosa Hiericontea aperta [Rose of Jericho, unfolded]; Rosa Hiericontea enclusa [Rose of Jericho, folded]

      Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 5/8 x 16 1/2 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years from the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and "exotic" plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler and his brothers were familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of the different plants, and they lived at a time when new, unknown plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that Besler organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.

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        Relationi Universali

      Venice, I. Giunti,, 1640. Arricchite di cose rare, e memorabili, e con l'ultima mano dell'Autore. Quarto (212 × 160 mm). Late eighteenth-century Italian mottled sheep, smooth spine richly gilt in compartments, tan morocco label, patterned endpapers, red edges. With publisher's large woodcut device on title and 4 folding engraved continental maps (Europe, Asia, Africa, America); printed in italics. 18th-century inscription on title of the Carmelite monastery at Turin. Front joint neatly restored, label chipped with small loss, some headlines just shaved, still an attractive copy. First published in 1592. Giovanni Botero (1533–1617) was Secretary to the Duke of Savoy when he compiled his Relationi Universali; "this political and geographical description of the different countries of the world was very successful and translated into a number of languages" (Burden), including English (London 1603). Burden also notes that "for this issue [of 1640] by I. Giunti, a new set of copperplates was cut derived from those of earlier editions. The most noticeable difference is the addition of an unidentified line around the continent."

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