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        Goude in Holland (Gouda)

      Hand coloured copperplate etching/engraving of the Dutch city of Gouda. Accompanied by the Latin motto 'Viva Virtus est Funeris Expers', meaning 'One living in virtue is exempt from death'. Further description in Latin and German on the bottom of the print. The motto is pictured in front of the city by Death overlooking how a young man fulfills his proper duties. ca. 1640.Overall size: 14,7 x 19 cm; plate size: 9,8 x 14,8 cm. Very good state. Reinforced in the upper margin on the verso. Handlaid paper with watermark. Print number E44 originates from 'Daniel Meisner, Sciographia Cosmica (...), Nürnberg, P. Fürst, 1638-1642'. After Meisner's Thesaurus Philo-politicus (...), 1623-1632. This series of 830 emblematic prints contained eighty prints concerning Dutch and Belgian cities.(Meissner)

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        Briel in Hollandt (Brielle/Den Briel)

      Copperplate etching/engraving of the Dutch city of Brielle. Accompanied by the Latin motto 'Tempus Mortis Incertissimum', meaning 'Death comes unexpected'. Further description in Latin and German on the bottom of the print. The motto is pictured in front of the city by a deer on the left and and a hunter on the right. The rifle of the hunter backfires and explodes in his face. ca. 1640.Overall size: 14,4 x 18,2 cm; plate size: 10,2 x 14,6 cm. Very good state. Handlaid paper. Print number E63 originates from 'Daniel Meisner, Sciographia Cosmica (...), Nürnberg, P. Fürst, 1638-1642'. After Meisner's Thesaurus Philo-politicus (...), 1623-1632. This series of 830 emblematic prints contained eighty prints concerning Dutch and Belgian cities.(Meissner)

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        Gorcúm in Hollandt (Gorinchem/Gorkum)

      Copperplate etching/engraving of the Dutch city of Gorinchem. Accompanied by the Latin motto 'Sinimium Intensus Subitò Tunc Frangitur Arcus', meaning 'When expectations run too high, the bow can break, as one needs to be aware that the sound of a lute or the reading of a word can go too far'. Further description in Latin and German on the bottom of the print. The motto is pictured in front of the city by a table, on which a lute, a bow and a book are arranged. ca. 1640.Overall size: 14,4 x 18 cm; plate size: 9,5 x 14,2 cm. Very good state. Handlaid paper. Print number E45 originates from 'Daniel Meisner, Sciographia Cosmica (...), Nürnberg, P. Fürst, 1638-1642'. After Meisner's Thesaurus Philo-politicus (...), 1623-1632. This series of 830 emblematic prints contained eighty prints concerning Dutch and Belgian cities.(Meissner)

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        Ercole nella culla

      1640 - Acquaforte, circa 1640, priva della firma dell’artista. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con sottili margini, lievi pieghe di stampa, in ottimo stato di conservazione. L’incisione fa parte di una serie di diciannove tavole, raffiguranti il tema elegiaco di Scherzi di putti, che erano poste a illustrare il volume di Filippo Guasta Villani edito nel 1640. La serie è composta da lavori d’invenzione ed altri di derivazione da Giovanni Andrea Sirani. Bibliografia: Bartsch 24. Dimensioni 140x18. Etching, circa 1640, without signature. A fine impression on contemporary paper, with small margins, showing trace of paper folds, in very good conditions. Frome the set of Scherzi di putti, after Giovanni Andrea SIrani. artsch 24. Dimensioni 140x18. Dimensioni

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        Devender in oberijssel (Deventer)

      Hand coloured copperplate etching/engraving of the Dutch city of Tiel. Accompanied by the German motto 'Das Ja wort macht den Kauff', meaning 'The yes word makes the purchase'. Further description in Latin and German on the bottom of the print. The motto is pictured in front of the city by a nobleman asking a woman for her hand. ca. 1640.Overall size: 14,7 x 19,2 cm; plate size: 9,4 x 14,7 cm. Very good state. Reinforced above a fold in the upper corners. Handlaid paper. Print number E39 originates from 'Daniel Meisner, Sciographia Cosmica (...), Nürnberg, P. Fürst, 1638-1642'. After Meisner's Thesaurus Philo-politicus (...), 1623-1632. This series of 830 emblematic prints contained eighty prints concerning Dutch and Belgian cities.(Meissner)

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        [title in Greek, transliterated as] Omerou Iliad meta tipotheisa palaieis koinen etypossan.

      [Venice: P. Pinelli, 1640]. Small 4to (20.3 cm; 8"). [256] pp. Constantine Hermoniakos, a 14th-century Byzantine scholar and poet produced this, the first paraphrase (or translation, depending on which source one reads) of the Iliad into modern Greek at the behest of the Despot of Epirus, who wanted a new version of the epic in his vernacular. It is here in the second edition after a first of 1526. Interestingly, the text appears to be printed in two columns but is meant to be read straight across.    Powerfully illustrating the text are => over 120 woodcuts, most being a third of a page (with a few repeated) and with three being full-page including a view of the Trojan horse and a portrait of Homer. According to Princeton University's fine cataloging, "The woodcuts are apparently printed from the same blocks as the first edition (1526), and rank as the earliest printed illustrations to the Iliad."    Provenance: Gilt blue leather bookplate of Robert Hoe on front pastedown; most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).    Searches of COPAC, WorldCat, and the NUC show only one recorded copy in an American library, being the one mentioned above at Princeton University. The same sources locate only three British libraries reporting ownership of the 1526 edition.         Hoe auction, part II, no. 1655; Brunet, III, 282–23; Schweiger, I, 163 ("Weniger schoen abert eben so selten"). Contemporary vellum over light pasteboards, title in ink on spine; rebacked with original spine laid over, small tear to vellum at foot. Hoe bookplate as above with offsetting to front flyleaf, light pencilling/inking on endpapers and clipped bookseller's description affixed to one of these, title-page trimmed at top margin sometime before the Hoe sale. A few leaves bound out of order (but all present); marginal paper loss or small repair affecting three leaves (including one plate), light to moderate age-toning. => An influential translation in a beautiful early illustrated edition that also represents one much earlier.

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        Bellum juridicum, ofte den oorlogh der advocaten, bestaende in consultatien, advysen, deductien, advertissementen en diergelijcke schriftuyren van rechten, waer van d'een, d'andere directelijck is contrariërende. Amsterdam, H. en wed. D. Boom, 1683.

      4°, gebonden in geheel perkament, (6)+726+(10) pag. Iets los in de band.C0882."Dekkers pag. 99 nr. 15; Roberts pag. 299 (als door A. Swaanswyck). Eerste editie van dit beroemde werk waarin opinies pro en contra van een honderdtal rechterlyke beslissingen worden gegeven. De hier beschreven rechtspraak geschiedde voornamelijk voor rechtbanken in Holland en dateert uit de periode ca. 1640-ca. 1680. Bij vrijwel alle zaken worden de namen van partijen voluit genoemd."

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        STEYAERT, BRIELLE, VAN HELSDINGEN, ROLDANUS--- Familie Boekje Steyaert. Cahier 4°, 130 pag., manuscript, 17e en 18e eeuws.

      Geschreven door Abraham Steyaert (1640-1707), schepen van Brielle. Hij nam familieaantekeningen van zijn vader Pieter Steyaert over en vanaf 1663 tekende hij gegevens op over zijn eigen gezin. Na overlijden van Abraham en van zijn vrouw Sara van Helsdingen (1649-1707) werden de aantekeningen voortgezet door hun schoonzoon ds. Daniel Roldanus (gehuwd met Antonia Steyaert) en tenslotte door hun in 1715 geboren zoon Abraham Roldanus. De aantekeningen gaan terug tot 1595 en zijn zeer gedetailleerd. Over de predikantenfamilie is ds. Roldanus zeer uitvoerig en hij gaat o.a. in op religieuze kwesties en voegt gedichten op zijn voorouders toe.M11454

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        De lactibus sive lacteis venis, quarto vasorum mesararicorum genere, Nova invento, Dissertatio.

      Lugduni Batavorum, Ex Officina Iohannis Maire, 1640, 4, (8), 104, (8), 4 Kupfertafeln, alter Halbledereinband mit marmoriertenDEckelbezügen minimal fleckig, erste und letzte seite etwas angestaubt. "De lactibus, Sive lacteis venis, quarto vasorum mesaraicorum genere, Novo invento Gasparis Asellii ... dissertatio. Qua sententiæ Anatomicæ multæ vel perperam receptæ convelluntur, vel parum perceptæ illustrantur. Lugduni Batavorum, Ex Officinâ Iohannis Maire, 1640 'De lactibus sive lacteis venis' by the Italian physician and anatomist Gasparo (Gaspare) Aselli was posthumously first published in Milan 1627 at the press of Giambattista Bidelli through the efforts of Nicolas Fabry de Peiresc then Basileae by Henric-Petrinus, 1628.Aselli "records the discovery of the lacteal vessels. While performing vivisection on a dog that had recently fed, Aselli noticed a network of vessels in the mesentery and along the peritoneal surface of the intestine. The vessels released a whitish fluid similar to milk when incised, so Aselli called them lacteas, sive albas venas. He made a systematic study of these vessels in different species of animals, noting the chronological relationship between their engorgement and the animal's last meal, and erroneously conjectured that the vessels led to the liver it was not until Jean Pecquet's discovery of the thoracic duct and its continuity with the lacteal vessels that the process of absorption was clearly established." Garrison & MortonGasparo (Gspare) Aselli (1581-1626) "was born at Cremona and studied medicine at Pavia where he received degrees in medicine, surgery, and philosophy. He subsequently spent most of his professional career as a surgeon in Milan where he performed many anatomical and physiological experiments including those that led to his discovery of the lymphatic vessels. Rediscovery would be a more appropriate term because the lymphatics had been described by earlier researchers but none were successful in identifying their functional significance. He also served for a time as first surgeon to the Spanish Army in Italy and, shortly before his death, was appointed to the chair of anatomy and surgery in Pavia's Athenaeum" Heirs of Hippocrates No. 453Garrison & Morton 1094 (1st. Ed. 1627) Waller 504 Wellcome I, 506 vgl. Modlin, A history of gastroenterology at the millennium 155 f. Choulant-Frank, p. 241 Cushing A279 (1st ed., 1627) Osler 1846 (1st. Ed. 1627) Waller 504 Wellcome 506Heirs of Hippocrates No.454

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        La Historia d' Italia divisa in Venti Libri. Riscontrata con tutti gli altri Historici, & Autori, che dell' istesse cose habbiano scritto, per Thomaso Porcacchi da Castiglione Arretino. Con un Giudicio fatto dal medesimo, per discoprir tutte le bellezze di questa Historia; & una raccolta di tutte le Sententie sparse per l' Opera. Aggiuntavi la Vita dell' Autore, e Tavole copiosissime

      appresso Evangelista Baba, 1640. 2 parti in un vol. in-4° (220x160mm), ff. (44), 488; 112, (8); legatura coeva in p. pergamena rigida con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Impresa tipografica incisa su legno su entrambi i frontespizi, fregi e iniziali xilografiche, testo in carattere corsivo. Commento del Porcacchi nei margini in carattere tondo. Precedono la vita del Guicciardini scritta da Remigio Fiorentino ed il "Giudicio sopra l'Historia di Guicciardini" del Porcacchi. La seconda parte, dedicata a Cosimo de' Medici, comprende gli ultimi quattro libri dell'opera. Ottimo esemplare. Seicentina veneziana del capolavoro della storiografia rinascimentale (la narrazione corre dalla calata in Italia di Carlo VIII sino al sacco di Roma del 1527 e alla caduta della Repubblica Fiorentina, nel 1530). "Guicciardini wrote the first history of all Italy within the larger context of the European system of states and thus demonstrated the synchronistic interdependence of political events all over the continent...Bodin and Montaigne were early among Guicciardini's fervent admirers" (P.M.M., 85). "Guicciardini fu il primo storico serio, che rompesse con la storia locale e trattasse in modo universale la storia di un'unità geografica. Fra gli storici che si possono citare come suoi precursori nessuno lo agguaglia...Egli è il primo vero storico che libera la storia dai legami con un determinato Stato. Egli per la prima volta dà una visione esatta della politica intrenazionale" (Eduard Fueter, "Geschichte der neueren Historiographie"). Michel-Michel, IV, 101. Italiano

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        Istoria ò brevissima relatione Della Distruttione dell' Indie Occidentali.

      1640 - con la traduttione in Italiano di Francesco Bersabita. Third Italian translation, printed in double column with the Spanish and Italian texts side by side. 4to. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, headcap chipped, extremities rubbed. (viii), 150, (2), 118, (2), (12), xvii, 31-184, 155, (3)pp. Venice, Marco Ginammi, 1643, 1636, 1644 & At the age of twenty-four Las Casas sailed on Columbus's third voyage to the New World in 1498. He became the first Catholic priest to be ordained in America, but is remembered for the nine tracts written in defence of the native Indian peoples of Spanish America. This translation, ascribed to Giacomo Castellani, is one of the first and most famous of these tracts attacking the cruelties of Spanish rule in the Indies, including Jamaica, Trinidad, Florida, Rio de la Plata and Peru. ?Written in 1540, and submitted to the Emperor and council in MS. [it] remains to-day almost unparalleled in the vigor of its composition and the nobility of its design? (Field). Sabin, 11242; cf. Field, p215/6; Howgego, L68. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hertogh van Alva. Geessel van Nederlant ende Portugael. Hoe ende waerom beyde het Spaensche jock af-geworpen ende met malkanderen tegens den gemeenen vyandt verbonden zijn. Dordrecht, J. Goris [colophon: Dordrecht, H. v. Esch, 1641], 1641.

      12°, (8)+171 pag., geheel perkament. Goed exemplaar. Zeldzaam boekje, geschreven n.a.v. het afwerpen van het Spaanse juk door Portugal in 1640.

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        \"Ischia Isola, olim Aenaria\".

       Altkol. Kupferstich von J. Janssonius, um 1640, 36 x 46 cm. Schöne und seltene Gesamtkarte mit der Isola di Procida, der Meerenge und dem Festland bei Miseno. Die Städte und wichtige Bauwerke wie Triumphbögen, Festungen, Türme und Aquädukte sind als kleine Ansichten eingezeichnet. Mit drei altkolorierten Kartuschen und drei kleinen Schiffen in der Meerenge. - Breitrandig und im Ganzen leicht gebräunt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Italien, Landkarten

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        ISCHIA. - Karte. "Ischia Isola, olim Aenaria".

      - Altkol. Kupferstich von J. Janssonius, um 1640, 36 x 46 cm. Schöne und seltene Gesamtkarte mit der Isola di Procida, der Meerenge und dem Festland bei Miseno. Die Städte und wichtige Bauwerke wie Triumphbögen, Festungen, Türme und Aquädukte sind als kleine Ansichten eingezeichnet. Mit drei altkolorierten Kartuschen und drei kleinen Schiffen in der Meerenge. - Breitrandig und im Ganzen leicht gebräunt.

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        't Begin van Hollant in Dordrecht. Mitsgaders der eerster stede beschrijvinge. Dordrecht, J. Gorrissz., 1640.

      4°, (8)+360 pag. Geheel perkament. Drempelvers van C. Boy. Geillustreerd met enkele grote vignetten in houtsnede met gezichte op Dordrecht en een aantal familiewapens, ook in houtsnede.

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        GRANATA ET MURCIA REGNA.

      c1640, French. 1640 - Copper engraving. Original colour, with later additions. Size: 49 x 37.5 cm. (19½ x 15 inches) Very good condition; wide margins. Expertly restored. Map of Southern Spain, from near Gibraltar to Alicante, Ships at sea, compass points, rhumb lines, two shields, ornamental cartouche, secondary cartouche with scale. French text on verso. Ref: Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandica, Vol I, 6130:1 Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandica I, 6130:1

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        Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, the life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca. And the meanes Duke Valentine us'd to put to death Vitellozzo Vitelli, Oliverotto of Fermo, Paul, and the Duke of Gravina. Translated out of Italian into English; by E.D. with some animadversions noting and taxing his errours.

      London: by R. Bishop, for Wil: Hils, and are to be sold by Daniel Pakeman, 1640 - 2 works bound in one volume, duodecimo (140 x 75 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label, marbled edges. Binding discreetly refurbished and presents well, internally a very clean, fresh copy, a very few of the typographical rules in the fore margin of the Machiavelli partially trimmed. First edition in English of Machiavelli's famous handbook for rulers (1513, published Rome 1532), dedicated to Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence from 1513. The Prince appears to have been banned from publication in England during the Elizabethan period, though translations circulated in manuscript. It was so controversial that it had to wait for over a century, and was the last of Machiavelli's great works, to be published in English. Margaret Bald in Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds remarks that "The English translation was published in 1640 when episcopal censorship broke down." This was a brief window of opportunity; it was listed again in 1643. Even then, Dacres found it politic to frame the book with moral reservations or "animadversions", though he did not allow them to seep into his text as did later translators Nevile and Farneworth; he also resisted more than they did the temptation to improve on Machiavelli's style by rhetorical embellishments. "Hitherto political speculation had tended to be a rhetorical exercise based on the implicit assumption of Church or Empire. Machiavelli founded the science of modern politics on the study of mankind Politics was a science to be divorced entirely from ethics, and nothing must stand in the way of its machinery. Many of the remedies he proposed for the rescue of Italy were eventually applied. His concept of the qualities demanded from a ruler and the absolute need of a national militia came to fruition in the monarchies of the seventeenth century and their national armies" (PMM). Machiavelli viewed The Prince as an objective description of political reality. Because he viewed human nature as venal, grasping, and thoroughly self-serving, he suggested that ruthless cunning is appropriate to the conduct of government. Though admired for its incisive brilliance, the book also has been widely condemned as cynical and amoral, and "Machiavellian" has come to mean deceitful, unscrupulous, and manipulative. The Life of Castruccio Castracani deals in somewhat similar terms with near contemporary Italians who had perpetrated criminal deeds for reasons of political expediency, and was probably a source for Mary Shelley's novel Valperga: or, the Life of Castruccio, Prince of Lucca. Machiavelli also gives an account of Cesare Borgia's murder in 1503 of his mercenary captains. The Machiavelli is bound second in the volume after another translation from the Italian: Virgilio, marchese Malvezzi's Romulus and Tarquin, written in Italian. And now taught English by Henry Earle of Monmouth. London: for Humphrey Moseley, and are to be sold at his shop, 1648 (third edition, first published 1637). Malvezzi was a follower of Machiavellian political thought, framing his political science as a comment on an ancient writer, in his case Tacitus. Like Machiavelli, Malvezzi presents an apology for honest dissimulation and speaks of "necessary violence". The translator was Henry Carey, second earl of Monmouth (1596–1661), whose works were largely concerned with wars, international and civil, and the use of power. His translation was dedicated to Charles I, intended to act "as a glass wherein you may see your soul". Bertelli & Innocenti Bibliografia Machiavelliana XVII/38; Gerber III, p. 104, no. 2; Printing and the Mind of Man 63 (first edition); STC 17168. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Zeitgenössischer Bericht über Truppenbewegungen.

      Dornburg, Weimar und Gera, 17. und 18. April [1640]. - 1¼ SS. Folio. "Dornburgk 17. Aprilis | Gestern abents ist uns aus Erffurt anhero avisirt worden daß Hertzog Bernharts hinterlassene Armee Von 8000 Man ehestes mit den hessischen Völckern nach Eisenach gelangen, Und mit den Bannierischen sich Coniungiren würden [.] Weimar 17. Aprilis | Die Schwedischen Volckerr liegen Umb Und in Erffurt noch stille, soll daselbst in der Stadt schon große noth Und die gantze Pagage Uber 4000 Wagen darinnen sein, so ist die besatzung auch Versterckt worden, dahero sich schon großer mangel an Vivers ereignen mag, sollen sich in allem 1500 Malter frucht befunden haben, Commissario Barth ist im Arrest, dürffte mit ihme Wunderlich ablauffen [.]". - Der im Jahr zuvor verstorbene Herzog Bernhard von Sachsen-Weimar war während des Krieges u. a. am Sturm auf Wallensteins Lager bei Fürth beteiligt gewesen und hatte nach dem Tod des schwedischen Königs in der Schlacht von Lützen die Führung des Heeres übernommen. "1633 konnte er Regensburg erobern und erlitt 1634 mit seiner Armee eine vernichtende Niederlage in Nördlingen. 1635 schloß er in Verhandlungen mit Richelieu den Vertrag von Saint-Germain-en-Laye, der ihn zum Verbündeten Frankreichs machte. Nach erfolgreichen Kämpfen in Burgund und Lothringen starb er 1639 wohl an Typhus" (DBE). - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und am linken Rand recht unregelmäßig beschnitten; am Kopf lädiert.

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        Ovid's Festivalls, or Roman Calendar, Translated into English verse equinumerally, By John Gower

      Cambridge: Printed by Roger Daniel 1640 - First edition in English, small 8vo, (xlii), 146, (2) pp, lacking the initial blank. Title printed in red and black with a decorative border and fleur-de-lys device, somewhat browned, some leaves cut close with loss to the headline or page number, old manuscript accounts to the title verso, a few leaves with line numbers added in the margin. Modern blind stamped calf, red morocco label. The first English translation of the Fasti. Gower was a graduate of Jesus College, the work being published posthumously. STC 18948.5. The much rarer variant (one copy in the UK, five in the US) with a shorter imprint.

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        Theatrum Botanicum: the Theater of Plants.

      London: Printed by Tho. Cotes,, 1640. Or, An Herball of a 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 the parts of the world, with sundry Gummes, and other Physicall materials, than hath beene hitherto published by any before; And a most large demonstration of their Natures and Vertues. Shewing withall the many errors, differences, and oversights of sundry Authors that have formerly written of them; and a certaine confidence, or most probable conjecture of the true and genuine Herbes and Plants. Distributed into sundry Classes or Tribes, for the more easie knowledge of the many Herbes of one nature and property, with the chiefe notes of Dr. Lobel, Dr. Bonham, and others inserted therein. Collected by the many yeares travaile, industry and experience in this subject ... And Published by the Kings Majestyes especall priviledge. Folio (347 x 217 mm). Recent brown calf, titles gilt to purple label to spine, raised bands, buff endpapers, red sprinkled edges. Engraved additional title by William Marshall, numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. Minor rubbing to extremities, a couple of small scratches to boards, top edge dust toned, occasional faint browning to margins, fore edge of text block rippled, minor marginal damp-staining to final few pages; an excellent copy. First edition of the second work of John Parkinson (1566/7–1650), apothecary, herbalist, and botanicus regius primarius to Charles I. The Theatrum describes some 3,800 plants, divided into seventeen "tribes", based partly on their medicinal qualities and partly on habitat. It describes 28 new species never previously mentioned before, two of the more famous being the strawberry tree and the lady's slipper orchid. Parkinson's is the most complete and authoritative English herbal of its era, superior to Johnson's edition of Gerard's Herbal; of particular value is the almost entire incorporation of Caspar Bauhin's Pinax, for its synonyms. John Ray termed it "the most full and comprehensive book of that subject extant", and frequently quoted from it (Raven, 272).

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        Ovid's Festivalls, or Roman Calendar, Translated into English verse equinumerally, By John Gower

      Cambridge: Printed by Roger Daniel, 1640. First edition in English, small 8vo, (xlii), 146, (2) pp, lacking the initial blank. Title printed in red and black with a decorative border and fleur-de-lys device, somewhat browned, some leaves cut close with loss to the headline or page number, old manuscript accounts to the title verso, a few leaves with line numbers added in the margin. Modern blind stamped calf, red morocco label. The first English translation of the Fasti. Gower was a graduate of Jesus College, the work being published posthumously. STC 18948.5. The much rarer variant (one copy in the UK, five in the US) with a shorter imprint.

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        Historia del patriarcha S. Giovangualberto primo abbate & institutore del Monastico Ordine di Vallombrosa

      appresso Gio. Battista Landini,, In Fiorenza 1640 - Cm. 22, pp. (30) 527 (17). Bel frontespizio figurato, una tavola con il ritratto del Santo a piena pagina ed altre tre belle tavole nel testo incise a piena pagina da Stefano della Bella. Legatura del tempo in piena pergamena semirigida, dorso a piccoli nervi con titoli manoscritti. Esemplare genuino e marginoso, ben conservato. Prima edizione, rara di questa celebre biografia. Cfr. Piantanida (4586): "La biografia di S. Giovanni Gualberto Bisdomini (985-1073). interessa la storia di Firenze intorno all'anno 1000 e quella di Vallombrosa". "Tutte le incisioni (frontespizio e ritratto compreso) sono di Stefano della Bella.". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zeelandia Comitatus

      Amsterdam 1640 - Mappa della Zeelandia tratta dall'edzione degli eredi Janssonius dell'Atlas Major. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva, in ottime condizioni. Molto decorativa. Decorative map of Zeeland. Taken from 'Atlas Contractus', a two-volume atlas, published two years after Jansson's death by his son-in-law, Jan Jansson van Waesbergen. Latin text. KOEMAN: Me 184 & 185. KOEMAN: Me 184 & 185. Dimensioni 500 390mm

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        Campagna di Roma olim Latium : Tvscia Svbvrbicaria, et in ea Patrimonivm S. Petri; nec non Sabina

      Amsterdam 1640 - Carta tratta dal "Nouveau Theatre de l'Italie" di Pierre Mortier, Amsterdam 1704. La carta è una ristampa della lastra del Blaeu, con alcune modifiche. Incisione in rame, magnifica coloritura coeva con rialzi in oro zecchino, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Istituto di Studi Romani, a cura di A. Frutaz, "Le Carte del Lazio", XXVIII Dimensioni 500 390mm

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        Paragvayo Prov. De Rio De la Plata cum regionibus adiacentibus Tvcvman et S.ta Crvz de la Sierra

      Amsterdam 1640 - Carta del Paraguay tratta dalll'Atlas di Janssonius, pubblicato dagli eredi dopo il 1656. Incisione in rame, bella coloritura coeva, in ottime condizioni. This is an early map showing this northern Patagonia territory. Also showing Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, Santa Cruz of Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Buenos Ayres, Chili and Santo Iago. Copper engraving, original colours, in good condition. Dimensioni 480 380mm

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        Memorie historiche delle guerre d'Italia del secolo presente

      In Milano, per Filippo Ghisolfi ad istanza di Gio. Battista Cerri e Carlo Ferrandi, 1640. In 8vo; cc.4n.nn., pp.256, cc.5n.nn. Testate, capilettera figurati. Restauro all'occhietto ed al frontespizio senza mutilazioni nel testo. Lievi tracce d'umido. Mezza pergamena posteriore con angoli, titolo in oro al dorso. Analisi approfondita della storia della Savoia dal 1603 al 1639 con la guerra di successione del Monferrato, le mire espansionistiche di Carlo Emanuele, le lotte egemoniche della Francia di Luigi XIV contro l'Austria. Michel III, pag.59. Cat. Platneriana, pag.168.

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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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        Toscana Inferiore detta anticamente Tuscia Suburicaria

      Amsterdam 1640 - Carta geografica della bassa Tuscia, con il territorio di Viterbo e l'Argentario. Contenuta solo in alcune edizioni dell'atlante del Janssonius. Molto rara. Incione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. A rare map covering Argentario. Copperlate, in very good conditions. Dimensioni 530 415mm

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        OVIDS FESTIVALLS or ROMANE CALENDAR, translated into English verse equinumerally

      Cambridge, printed by Roger Daniel, printer to the University of Cambridge: And are to be sold by M[ichael]. S[parke]. junior, in the little Old-Baily in London, 1640.. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION TRANSLATED BY JOHN GOWER, Master of Arts and sometimes of Jesus Colledge in Cambridge 1640. Small 8vo, approximately 135 x 85 mm, 5¼ x 3½ inches, LACKS final imprimatur leaf, pages: Par6, A-L8, M2 (lacks M2 final imprimatur leaf). Title page in red and black with printer's ornament, the first blank leaf which is in the collation and is often missing, is completely blank with an early ink signature and date of 1673 and has three vertical chain lines, the same as the title page, but we cannot guarantee that it is has not been replaced at sometime, bound in full later vellum, gilt lettered maroon label to spine and gilt lettered label with date at foot of spine, marbled endpapers, speckled edges. Vellum slightly darkened, pale stain to title page several corners lightly stained, occasional small ink spot, slight shaving to top edges, with loss of running title to last page, 1 lower margin has loss to 1 catch word, 4 line neat old ink manuscript note in early hand to lower blank margin of 1 prelim, last page has a little old ink jotting otherwise a very good copy. See' Carl H. Pforzheimer Library, English Literature 1475-1700, Volume Two, page 782, No., 782 and for De Ponto No., 780; Carew Hazlitt, Hand-Book to the Popular, Poetical and Dramatic Literature of Great Britain, page 430, No. 14; ESTC S113673. THE FESTIVALLS IS BOUND WITH A DEFECTIVE COPY OF OVID'S "DE PONTO", second edition 1640, lacks all signature F, 8 pagesa are soile, the rest are clean, one interesting woodcut on death. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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 - Hand-coloured engraving. 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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        Territorio di Bergamo

      Amsterdam 1640 - Carta geografica del Bergamasco tratta da "Atlas Major, sive Cosmographia Balviana", edizione latina del 1662. Incisione in rame, finemente colorata in epoca, leggermente ossidata, in buono stato di conservazione. Keoman p. 222, Bl56, 236. Dimensioni 500 380mm

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        Eringium marinum [Sea holly]; Helianthemum flore luteo [Yellow helianthemum]; Helianthemum flore albo [White helianthemum]

      Eichstatt 1640 - Hand-coloured engraving. 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 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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