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        A Collection of sundry Statutes, frequent in use: With Notes in the Margent and References to the Book cases and Books of Entries and Registers, where they be treated of [etc.]. S.T.C. 9331

      The first successful attempt to produce a critical and accurate edition of the Statutes at Large through an examination of the original manuscripts; with valuable references to other sources. Contemporary calf, rebacked, light embrowning; a sound copy. Printed by M. Flesher and R. Young; Assignes of I. More Esquire, London, 1640.

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        Territorio di Trento.

      BLAEU Jean & Corneille, Amsterdam, 1640. Incisione su rame di dimensioni 36x48 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. Carta raffigurante il territorio di Trento, basata sul modello maginiano. Si trova in: "Le Theatre du Monde, ou Novel Atlas, mis en lumière par Guillaume & Jean Blaeu". Le tre figure maschili in costume d'epoca poste a decorazione del cartiglio in basso a destra sono forse identificabili in quei viaggiatori e mercanti che all'epoca stavano facendo la fortuna dell'Olanda. Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Il territorio trentino-tirolese nell'antica cartografia" di Gino Tomasi, scheda n. 26. Una copia è disponibile acquerellata.

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        De plantis Ægypti liber, cum observationibus & notis Ioannis Veslingii equitis in Patavino Gymnasio Anatomie & Pharmaciæ Professoris Primarij, accessit Alpini de balsamo liber. Part 1 (of three). Patavii (Padua), Typis Pauli Frambotti biblopolæ, Sup. Permissu, 1640.

      1640. Small 4to. Pp. xiv, one blank leaf, pp. 144. With many woodcut illustrations of plants. Contemporary marbled wrappers, spine worn. Small wormhole running through lower margin of the first part of the book. Second improved edition, first edition was published at Venice in 1592, comprising three parts of which this is the first. It is the earliest treatise on native plants of Egypt and is mainly known for containing the first European illustration of the coffee plant. In this edition each part was also published separately. Prospero Alpini (1553-1617) was an Italian physician and botanist who travelled through Greece, Crete and Egypt from 1580 to 1583. He made botanical investigations during his time in Egypt. Johann Vesling (1598-1649) was a German born professor of anatomy and surgery at Padua who later succeded Alpini as director of the botanical gardens at the University of Padua. Hünersdorff, Coffee Bibliography, I, pp. 32-33. Nissen BB 20. Pritzel 111.

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        Baleares map - Blaeu, c. 1640.

      Baleares - Insulae Balearides et PytiusaeBeautiful map of the islands of Mallorca, Minorca, and Ibiza, including the coasts of Catalonia and Valencia. The major towns are depicted on the islands along with physical detail, while in the surrounding Mediterranean waters triremes, sailing ships and sea creatures are depicted.Published in Amsterdam by the house of Blaeu approx. 1640. Original hand colouring. Size: 38,0 x 49,2 cm. Verso: Latin text.Price: ?725,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        North America, Virginia, East coast antique map - Blaeu.

      Virginiae Partis australis et Floridae partis Orientalis, interjacentiumque regionum nova descriptioImportant map because of its new reliable depiction of the cost line and the many new geographical names. Published by the house of Blaeu in Amsterdam approx. 1640. Blaeu based his map on an a map by Hessel Gerritsz. from 1631 and updated it with information gathered during the various explorations of the area.Two large fictious lakes with explanatory legends in Latin, still appear on the map. The British and French royal coats of arms indicate the territorial interests of the two nations at the time. A settlement by Irish planters in 1621 at Newport News in the north, near Chesapeake Bay is shown, and also Jamestown, further in stream.The Carolina coast is improved with two large bays. Original hand colouring. Size: 38,9 x 50,8 cm. Price: ?1.750,- (excl VAT/BTW).

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        Stilleben. Kirschen in einer Glasschale, Äpfel, Spargel und Artischocke auf einem Tisch.

       Ca. 1640. Format (Bild): 48 x 60 cm. (Keilrahmen hinten mit alter Zuschreibung an Schooten). In altem geschnitztem vergoldetem Holzrahmen. *Floris van Schootens Schaffenszeit umfasst die gesamte erste Hälfte des 17. Jahrhunderts. Er zählt zu den frühen Haarlemer Stilllebenmalern, die die Entwicklung dieser Gattung in den Niederlanden geprägt haben. - Floris van Schooten war der Sohn von Gerrit Jacbsz van Schooten, ein Mitglied einer wohlhabenden katholischen Familie aus Amsterdam, die 1612 nach Haarlem umgezogen war. Über 120 Werke werden Floris van Schooten zugeschrieben. Der niederländische Kunsthistoriker Abraham Bredius schrieb 1918 die Werke des Monogrammisten \"FvS\" oder \"FVS\" an Floris van Schooten zu. Es ist nur ein voll signiertes Werk bekannt. Man kennt ca. 60 monogrammierte Gemälde und eine größere Zahl unsignierte, aber sicher zugeschrieben sind. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Prussia accurate descripta a Gasparo Henneberg Erlichensi.

      1640. Copper engraving, mm 380x493, original color, latin text on verso; from "Gerardi Mercatori et I. Hondii atlas". good condition

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        Asia antique map - Willem Blaeu, 1640.

      MAP OF ASIA"Asia Noviter Delineata." Carte-a-figures by Willem Blaeu depicting the native manners of dress, and nine city plans and views at the top.? Copper engraving printed in 1640, coloured by a later hand. Size 41 x 55,2 cm.A fine example of Willem Blaeu's famous map of Asia. Like the Blaeu Africa map, this is a map that appeals both to a sense of cartographic history and to an aesthetic sense of beauty. This is a cornerstone, folio-size map of Asia and is one of the better known, more decorative maps of Asia of the 17th century. This map is basically a reduction of Blaeu's wallmap of Asia of 1608. The map contains extensive details on what was known of Asia in the early 17th century. Korea is still an enlonged island. Japan has a predominantly east to west direction. In China, the Great Wall is shown along with the in-land lakes.Willem Janszoon, or Willem Jansz Blaeu (1571-1638) as he is more commonly known, was one of the most noted Dutch cartographers and map publisher of the 17th century. Blaeu's maps are "esteemed by collectors for their decorative quality, historical importance, and as the highest expression of Dutch cartographic art during the period of its supremacy" (Tooley, p 28).After preparation as a pupil of the great Danish astronomer,Tycho Brahe, Blaeu initially concentrated on globe making and separately published maps, including wall maps of the continents. From 1608, he dominated the market for sea atlases and in 1630 produced his terrestrial atlas. These atlases were continued by his sons, culminating in the great Atlas Maior of 1662 in 11 volumes with subsequent editions.The map is in its 3rd state. The 1st state of 1617 was issued separately and has the name of "Willem Jansz" (not Blaeu) in the title cartouche. This state is rare and is virtually impossible to acquire. The 2nd state of 1621-30 has the name changed to "Guiljelmo Blaeuw" in the title.? Price: ?2.850,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        Africa antique map - Bleau, c. 1640.

      ?Africae nova descriptio? Copper engraving with outline colour to cartographical image and full colour to pictorial borders. Published in Amsterdam by Willem Jansz. and Joan Blaeu c. 1640. Size: 41 x 55,5 cm. In handsome walnut frame.This is a cornerstone map of Africa and is one of the better known, more decorative maps of Africa of the seventeenth century.The map shows major African towns across the top: Tangiers, Ceuta, Algiers, Tunis, Alexandria, Cairo, the island of Mozambique, The Mine at St. George in Guinea and Canaria in the Canary Islands. The left and right borders show various indigenous costumes: Moroccans, Senegalese, traders in Guinea, Congolese, Egyptians, Abyssinians, Mozambicans, the king of Madagascar and inhabitants of Cape of Good Hope.The body of the map is richly embellished with animals, including elephants, monkeys, ostriches, gazelles, lions, cheetahs and camels. In the oceans are numerous sailing ships, sea monsters, flying fish, and a gorgeous compass rose. Much of the geographical information is still based on the Ptolemaic maps, with the Nile shown with its source in the Lakes Zaire and Zaflan. Also included are various other mythical lakes and rivers including the famous Lake Sachaf. Only coastal towns are named on the Cape, with the printing covering much of the unknown territory.Willem Janszoon, or Willem Jansz. Bleau (1571-1638) as he was to be later more commonly known, was one of the noted Dutch cartographers and map publishers of the seventeenth century. After preparation as a pupil of the great Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, Bleau initially concentrated on globemaking and separately published maps, including wall maps of the continents. From 1608, he dominated the market for wall maps and sea atlases, and in 1630 produced his terrestrial atlas. These atlases were continued by his sons Joan (c. 1599-1673) and Cornelis (1610-1644), culminating in the great Atlas Maior of 1662 in 11 volumes by Joan Bleau with subsequent editions. On February 23, 1672 a fire at the offices of the Bleau publishing effectively ended the successful Bleau business. Joan died after the fire in 1673, and, though Joan II continued the business for some time, many of the plates were auctioned shortly thereafter. This map was not reprinted after 1672 as the Africa copperplate is not known to have survived the fire. The Spanish edition of the Atlas Maior was in the process of being printed, including the section on Africa with this map of Africa, when the fire occurred.Blaeu?s maps set the standard for the quality of the engraving, paper and colour, as well as a fine depiction of contemporary geographical knowledge.Price: ?3.500,- (incl. frame) (BTW/VAT margin scheme).

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        Baleares map - Blaeu, c. 1640.

      Baleares - Insulae Balearides et PytiusaeBeautiful map of the islands of Mallorca, Minorca, and Ibiza, including the coasts of Catalonia and Valencia. The major towns are depicted on the islands along with physical detail, while in the surrounding Mediterranean waters triremes, sailing ships and sea creatures are depicted.Published in Amsterdam by the house of Blaeu approx. 1640. Original hand colouring. Size: 38,0 x 49,2 cm. Verso: French text.Price: ?725,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        Méthode universelle et très facile pour faire et descrire toutes sortes de quadrans & d'horologes, equinoctiaux, horizontaux, meridionaux, verticaux, & polaires. Avec nouvelle demonstration fort belle et curieuse, utile à toutes sortes de personnes.

      Paris, Denis Moreau, 1640. ____ Illustré par plus de 200 bois gravés dans le texte. Dans ce traité très complet sur la manière de construire les cadrans solaires, James Hume s'excuse dans sa préface de son français qui n'est pas sa "langue naturelle". Il a voulu dans cet ouvrage "donner à la France ce qu'elle n'avait vue qu'en latin, jusqu'à présent." L'auteur était un mathématicien écossais résidant à Paris. Seconde édition, une simple remise en vente avec un nouveau titre de la première de 1639 et publiée sans l'épître dédicatoire au marquis de Cinq-Mars. Belle marque gravée à la salamandre sur le titre. Bel exemplaire. Houzeau & Lancaster 11453. ***** Second edition, a reissue of the first of 1639 of this comprehensive treatise on how to build sundials. Illustrated by more than 200 woodblocks. In-8. Collation : (4), 490 pp. Vélin. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Territorio di Bologna.

      Amsterdam, 1640 - Incisione in rame, colorata a mano, di mm 440x550. W. Blaeu, astronomo allievo di Tycho Brahe, fond

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        Contemporary Manuscript Copy of his magnificent SPEECH AGAINST SHIP-MONEY (Lucius Cary, 1609/10-1643, M.P. in the Short and Long Parliaments, 1640-1641, Moderate Royalist, from 1633 2nd Viscount [Scottish])]

      1640 - in the Commons debate that voted the king's Writ for Ship-money illegal, saying "Mr Speaker, I rejoice very much to see this day, and the want hath not lain in mine affections but in my lungs, if . my yea hath not been as loud as any man's in the house" (para.1), and apologizing "if . I seem . to trench upon another's profession, and . the work of another robe", (a lawyer's), "since I have been entrusted by the Report of a learned Committee", that on Ship-money, set up 1st December, but "History alone is enough to shew this Judgment", in R. v Hampden, 1637-1638, "contrary to our laws and logic" and "destructive to our properties which every free and noble person values, no less than his possessions". Falkland's "natural disposition is far from inclining to severity" (para. 2), and indeed he has "particular obligations to their callings" against whom he is to speak, but believes "no meat undigested lies heavier upon the stomach, than this unsaid, would have lain upon my conscience" (para. 3). "The Constitution of this Commonwealth hath established, or rather endeavoured to establish . the security of our goods, and the security of those laws which should secure us our goods, by appointing for us Judges . so sworn . that the greatest person in the kingdom cannot continue the least violence upon the meanest. But this security, (Mr. Speaker) . hath . turned . itself into a battery against us" and "those . dogs to defend the flock, have been the wolves to worry it" (para. 4). The Judges' "greatest crime" is to have declared "an opinion and a judgment . such as came not within their cognizance . they being . neither philosophers, nor politicians", in which case "when . the law of the land ceaseth", the law "of General Reason and Equity . returns to her throne . where Salus Populi [the Well-being of the People] becomes not only Suprema but Sola Lex [Supreme, the Only Law]", so that whatever applies to the king over our money applies equally to us in treating of "his and one another's". And indeed the Judges contradicted "many and clear . Acts of Parliament . and those in this very Case" and "very Reign" and needed only "to have consulted with . their own memories" (para. 5). The Judges supposed "weighty and imminent dangers, in the most serene, quiet, & halcyon days . a few contemptible Pirates, being our most formidable enemies", and while the Writ claimed "it could not stay for a Parliament, which requires but 40 days stay", the Writ itself was "content to stay seven months which is that times four times over" (paras. 6,7). Falkland hints that Judges were coerced, (para. 9), is indignant that, having given the king "the sole judgment of necessity" they claimed to have "left us our liberties and properties" (para. 10), and that, "which I confess moved me most", in transforming "free subjects . into . villeins", they "disabled us by legal and voluntary supply to express our affections to His Majesty, and . cherish his to us" (para. 11). "Mr. Speaker, the cause of all the miseries we have suffered . is, that a most excellent Prince hath been most infinitely abused, his Judges telling him that in law, his Divines . that in Conscience . his Councillors . that in Policy he might do what he pleased", now, since "words having done nothing", the only course is "taking away this Judgment and these Judges together, and of regulating their successors by their most exemplary punishment" (para. 12). "I will only say, we have accused a great person of High Treason", the Earl of Strafford, "for intending to subvert our fundamental laws, and introduce an arbitrary government", a charge which applies no less to the Judges (para. 13). "We only accuse, the House of the Lords condemns", but he is wary of their possible leniency. Slowly but steadily he points the finger at "one I must not lose in the crowd" (para. 14), namely Finch, now Lord Keeper presiding over the Lords, whose place "admits him to His Majesty's ear, trusts him with His Majesty's cons

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        Paraphrases sur les epistres canoniques

      first edition.Vintage full red morocco binding to Du Seuil. Backpacks ornate nerves. Gilt title. Plate decorated with a central painting three goals and a net dotted with irons in the spandrels; similar second frame and the first small angle irons. Lack both cover sheets laminated on the first and last fueillet. Very nice copy. Chez la veuve Camusat A Paris 1640 Pet. in-12 (7,5x13,5cm) (34) 221pp.(5) relié

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        Sucesos Principales de la Monarquía de España en el año de mil seiscientos i treinta i nueve escritos por el Marques Virgilio Malvezzi

      1640 - Al fin: Madrid. En la Enprenta (sic) Real. Año M.DC.XL. (1640). En 8° mayor, encuadernación en piel, 1 portada, 1 frontis grabado con el retrato de Felipe IV y alegorías de las partes del mundo, texto enmarcado en doble filete, 131 folios, l h. de colofón. Errores de foliación repite las h. 107 y 108. Palau, 148063. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Contemporary manuscript copy of his Speech at the Opening of the Long Parliament, (Sir John, 1584-1660, Speaker of the House of Commons, 1628-1629, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, 1634-1640, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, 1640-1641, from 7th April 1640 1st Baron Finch of Fordwich)]

      1640 - following the Speech from the Throne, a summary at Charles I's request of what has happened since the Short Parliament of April - May 1640, saying that "Since the conquest there was never yet a time that did more require & pray for the best advice & affection of the English people", not by looking at objects "in a multiplying glass" or "in the pieces of a broken glass . by halves" but in a mirror (para. 1), namely "The Kingdom of England . to whom conquerors never yet gave new laws", but which has "the . constitution of a Commonwealth made glorious by antiquity" (para. 2), and by beholding there "The King . the life of the law" (para. 3) whose "glorious ancestors have so long swayed the sceptre . in the high attributes & great prerogatives which these so ancient . laws have . invested him" (para. 4), if you "wipe the glass . you shall surely behold him a king of exemplary piety & justice . depth of judgment & unparalleled temper & moderation", as shown "at the great Council of the Peers at York", (in August this year) (para.5), praising too "another part of himself, his dearest Consort . there is none (his Majesty only excepted) whose affection and endeavour . can cooperate more to . a right understanding between the King & his people" (para. 7), and "his best image and superscription, our excellent young Prince, and the rest of the royal and lovely progeny" (para. 8). "From the throne turn your eyes to the 2. supporters", Finch continues, namely "the nobility & clergy . the gentry & commons" (para. 9), asking "where is there in any part of the world a Nobility so . magnanimous . neither to eclipse the throne nor overtop the people" (para. 10) or "a Commonalty so free" with "the balance so equally held . as here", with its beam and line "in right angles", turn it "never so little . it grows quickly acute or obtuse . so in states the least diminution maketh a great change", acting together His Majesty and this assembly can "make us live between the Tropics of Moderation" with "no declension . to the Poles of Severity or Impunity" (para. 11). Turning to his summary, Finch recalls the Scottish threat in 1639. "His Majesty by his wisdom & goodness settled . a pacification at Berwick", which he carefully observed but which was "strained beyond bounds" by the Scots, and at this "His Majesty could not in honour connive" (para. 13). Finch passes over the Short Parliament's refusal even to discuss money, and stresses the king's wisdom in again raising an army (in June 1640 onwards) "by the unanimous advice of all his Privy Councillors . to reduce [the Scots] to the modest condition of their obedience . & to defend this kingdom from all damage and danger" (para. 14). Finch laments "too benign an interpretation" of the Scots' behaviour which impeded the king (para. 16), but Charles hurried north to York [August 20th - 23rd 1640] just as, as he had foreseen, the Scots "passed the . Tweed and Tyne" and seized Newcastle, forcing contributions from Northumberland and Durham, "besides many other spoils and destructions" (para. 17). With "neither time nor place to call his Assembly of Parliament", at York he summoned a Great Council of all the Peers "as was frequently used by his predecessors, though not of late times . not to prevent, but to prepare for a Parliament" (paras.18, 19, 21), as "will appear plainly by the Acts . of that Assembly, of which if those that attended as officers & ministers there had been come to town . I should better have been able to give you an account, but I must now trust to my memory" (para. 22). The Lords met on the 24th September, the king declaring his resolution to call a Parliament and that "there was nothing he did more desire than to be rightly understood of his people", (para. 23), he needed advice on answering the Petition by "his subjects of Scotland . at Newcastle", how to treat with them, (paras. 25, 26), and how to maintain his own army "in the mean time" (para. 27). The Lords with great "freedom of

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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). 18th-century inscription on title of the Carmelite monastery at Turin. Front joint neatly restored, label chipped with some loss, boards a little rubbed with minor wear to extremities, 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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        L'Avrena. Poema heroico. All'altezza sereniss. Di Ferdinando II Gran Duca di Toscana

      Monti, 1640. In 12°, pp. (12), 468. Antiporta allegorica incisa in rame. Pergamena semifloscia dell'epoca. Copia in buono stato. Edizione originale.

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        Mémoires des Sages et Royalles Oeconomies d'Estat, Domestiques, Politiques et Militaires de Henry le Grand, l'Exemplaire des Roys, le Prince des Vertus, des Armes & des Loix, & le Pere en effet de ses Peuples François. Et des Servitues Utiles, Obeissances Convenables & Adminisstrations loyales de Maximilian de Berthune l'un des ;us confidens, familiers & utiles soldats & serviteurs du Grand Mars des François ...

      Aletinosgraphede Clearetimelee & Graphexechon de Pistartiste; A l'enseigne des trois Vertus couronnees d'Araranthe; Augustine Courbe, 1640. Four volumes in two (complete). [i-viii], [1]-508, [i-x]; [i-viii], [1]- 448, [i-xii]; [i-xx], [1] - [502], [i]; [i-iv], [1] -333, [i-vii] (volume I with the two parts continuously paginated) Folio Volume I with woodcut title pages hand coloured with the three green "V"s (the arms of the House of Sully) and in red for each volume, head pieces; volume II with engraved title pages for each volume and lettered in black and red, head pieces brown full leather, spines lettered and decorated in gilt with raised bands, all edges speckled (bound at different times by different binders) The Memoirs of the Duke of Sully give a vivid picture of the French and the government of Henry the Great. They cover many aspects of political and economic life, as well as giving some historical and military assessments and aspects of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Maximilien de Béthune, first Duke of Sully (13 December 1560 - 22 December 1641) was the valiant soldier, French minister, staunch Huguenot (Protestant) and faithful right-hand man who assisted king Henry IV of France in the rule of France. Historians emphasize Sully's role in building a strong centralized administrative system in France using coercion and highly effective new administrative techniques. From 1596, when he was added to Henry's finance commission, Sully introduced some order into France's economic affairs. Acting as sole Superintendent of Finances at the end of 1601, he authorized the free exportation of grain and wine, reduced legal interest, established a special court to try cases of peculation, forbade provincial governors to raise money on their own authority, and otherwise removed many abuses of tax-collecting. Sully abolished several offices, and by his honest, rigorous conduct of the country's finances, he was able to save between 1600 and 1610 an average of a million livres a year. His achievements were by no means solely financial. In 1599, he was appointed grand commissioner of highways and public works, superintendent of fortifications and grand master of artillery; in 1602, governor of Nantes and of Jargeau, captain-general of the Queen's gens d'armes and governor of the Bastille; in 1604, he was governor of Poitou; and in 1606, made first duke of Sully and a pair de France, ranking next to princes of the blood. He declined the office of constable of France because he would not become a Roman Catholic. Sully encouraged agriculture, urged the free circulation of produce, promoted stock-raising, forbade the destruction of the forests, drained swamps, built roads and bridges, planned a vast system of canals and actually began the Canal de Briare. He strengthened the French military establishment; under his direction, the construction of a great line of defences on the frontiers began. Abroad, Sully opposed the king's colonial policy as inconsistent with French interests, in opposition to men like Champlain who urged greater colonial efforts in Canada and elsewhere. Neither did Sully show much favor toward industrial pursuits but, on the urgent solicitation of the king, he established a few silk factories. He fought together with Henry IV in Savoy (1600-1601) and negotiated the treaty of peace in 1602; in 1603, he represented Henry at the court of James I of England; and throughout the reign, he helped the king to put down insurrections of the nobles, whether Roman Catholic or Protestant. It was Sully, too, who arranged the marriage between Henry IV and Marie de' Medici. The political role of Sully effectively ended with the assassination of Henry IV on 14 May 1610. Although a member of the Queen's council of regency, his colleagues were not inclined to put up with his domineering leadership, and after a stormy debate he resigned as superintendent of finances on 26 January 1611, retiring into private life. The queen mother gave him 300,000 livres for his long services and confirmed him in possession of his estates. He attended the meeting of the Estates-General in 1614, and on the whole was in sympathy with the policy and government of Richelieu. He disavowed the Blockade of La Rochelle in 1621. The baton of marshal of France was conferred on him on 18 September 1634. The last years of his life were spent chiefly at Villebon, Rosny and his château of Sully. He died at Villebon at the age of 81 - wikipedia Spines with some wear, covers a little rubbed, more so on volume II; interors fine With the bookplates of Dominicius Barnabas Turgot and Cmte Theodore de Gontaut-Biron in volume I. Théodore de Gontaut- Biron (1846-1928) was a descendant of Charles de Gontaut-Biron, who was made Field Marshall of France as well as Duc de Gontaut-Biron, by Henry IV (Henry le Grand) but later conspired against him and was beheaded in 1602 for treason. Dominique- Barnabe Turgot de Saint Clair, Bishop of Seez, died Dec. 18, 1727, leaving a valuable library which was sold in Paris in March, 1730 [Brunet IV, V, 589-590. Einaudi 5507]

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        Histoire générale des Mores d'Espagne

      1640. - s.d. (circa. 1640), in-folio (23,5x36cm), 917pp., relié. - Scritte a mano 36 righe per pagina. Scrittura fine e leggibile. Non sappiamo se si tratta di un manoscritto originale o una copia di un lavoro con un altro titolo. Rilegatura piena pergamena vintage. Smooth arretrata rispetto alla penna nera (parte illeggibile). Laces sui piatti apparenti e cuciture. una lacrima in mente. Macchie sui piatti. In basso a destra con robusto alle gallerie. Buona carta. Alcuni punti. Il manoscritto si apre con una vita di Muhammad (50p.) E prosegue con una storia degli arabi, le loro conquiste, fino al regno di Gualid Almaneor durante il quale iniziò la conquista della Spagna. Segue la storia della Spagna sotto i Mori fino a quando non furono espulsi dalla Spagna. Grande ex libris inciso con le braccia di Henri XIX Juvenel. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Important manuscrit inédit de 917 pages in-folio, anonyme et non daté,

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        De veritate religionis christianae.

      Ioannis Maire, 1640. "Editio nova, additis annotationibus, in quibus testimonia": Early edition of Grotius's defense of Christianity. The first Protestant textbook of apologetics, this work was first published in Dutch verse in 1622 and then in a revised Latin prose rendition in 1627.

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        Les harangues academiques

      First edition, rare. Brand of printer in the title page. Translation of George Scuderi after delle Dissertazioni accademiche. Preface of the translator. Full vellum flexible time. Smooth back silent. The author himself calls his harangues "the fury of youth", thereby expressing that they are freed of the rules. The book contains 22 harangues which many on subjects from Greek mythology. The speeches are speeches, songs eloquently addressed to an audience; at the end of each speech, the result of the meeting is given; Each speech is preceded by an argument, a prologue to situate the issue of disboard. A fair example is that of Agamemnon had killed a sacred deer, which requires compensation Diane sacrifice of a young virgin, or Iphigenia, his daughter; the hero is for the military to express his fault and his paternal feelings. These Rants are reminiscent of the poetry contest qu'organisaient Greek on all known legends. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Augustin Courbé à Paris 1640 Fort in-8 (11x17,4cm) relié

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        Kupferstich - Karte, b. Blaeu, "Suchuen et Xensi, Provinciae seu Praefectura Regni Sinensis .".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, um 1640, 46,5 x 52 Koemann III, S. 114 ( Nr. 424 ). - Links unten die Titelkartusche. Im Kartenbild 2 winzige Wurmlöcher.

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        Methode pour la mesure des surfaces, la dimension des solides, leurs centres de pesanteur, de percussion et d'oscillation, par l'application du calcul intégral.Paris, Jean Boudot, 1700. 4to. With a large woodcut vignette (by Bernard Picart) on the title-page, 4 folding numbered engraved plates containing 43 numbered diagrams, an engraved headpiece and initial at the opening of the main text. Contemporary sprinkled calf, gold-tooled spine.

      - Goldsmith BMC STC French 345; I. Grattan-Guinness, ed., Landmark writings in Western mathematics 1640-1940 (2005), p. 56; Poggendorff I, 383-384. First edition of the first extensive, separately published textbook on integral calculus, by Louis Carré (1663-1711), French mathematician and private teacher at Paris, published 44 years before Leonard Euler's classic textbook. It includes a wide variety of practical applications, including the measurement of surface areas, the determination of the volumes and centres of gravity of solid bodies, and problems of dynamics. With a contemporary owner's name on the title-page, a later 18th-century manuscript note on the endleaf and a couple manuscript notes in the text. A failed attempt to wash out the owner's name on the title-page has left a small faint stain. With the title-page slightly foxed and an occasional minor spot, but still in very good condition and with very large margins. The binding shows some cracks in the hinges, superficial damage to the leather and some corners skilfully repaired, but is still good and structurally sound. The most thorough presentation of integral calculus to its date.

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        Tulip, Fritillary, Wild Garlic

      Nuremberg and Eichstatt 1640 - This splendid folio botanical engraving is from Basilius Besler's rare and highly sought after work "Hortus Eystettensis, sive Diligens et accurata omnium Plantarum, Florum, Stirpium, ex variis orbis terrae partibus, singulari studio collectarum, quae in celeberrimis viridariis arcem episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, olim conspiciebantur delineatio et ad vivum." The print available is from the second edition published in 1640 in Nuremberg and Eichstatt.--- The engraving was printed on superior chain-linked, watermarked paper. This edition is often more desirable because the text is not printed on verso and thus does not bleed through to the image.--- Bishop-prince Johann Konrad von Gemmingen created a magnificent garden to praise God and celebrate the diversity of creation. In the early 1600s, the bishop-prince commissioned Basilius Besler to create a catalogue of his garden and thus "Hortus Eystettensi" was produced.--- Besler’s work, which depicted over 1100 specimens, is still widely considered one of the best botanical works ever created. Most of the plants depicted were drawn at their actual size. The first edition of the work was printed in 1613 and consisted of only about 300 copies. Hortus Eystettensis is truly a masterpiece and one of the most comprehensive and alluring botanical works ever produced. In the preface to an 1806 edition, Franz Seraph Widmann said ".by reason of.the magnificence of its engravings, [this work] deserves to rank high among the rarest works of its kind." ---- Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions. The work is in very good to excellent condition overall. The work is from 1640 so minor imperfections due to age are to be expected, and most imperfections (if present) can be noted in the pictures. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Narcissus Orientalis Medio Croceus Calice Pleno.

      Narcissus Orientalis Medio Croceus Calice Pleno. 2nd edition, plate:61. 480 x 395 mm. £1650

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        Het stichtigh ende vermakelijck proces van drie ghebroeders, edel-lieden. Den eenen zijnde een dronkaert. [Den] tweden een hoer-eerder. [Den] derden een speelder. Dat wie bevonden sal worden vande drie ghebreken het kleenste begaen te hebben, het meeste erven sal van zijn vaders nae ghelatene goederen, volghens het testament daer af sijnde ghevonden, wesende onder sekere oude papieren, van M. P. v. O.Including: RULANT, H. Satyra ofte lofsang van droncken drincken. [Amsterdam?, Jacob Aertsz. Colom?], 1635. Small 8vo (14.5×9 cm). Half calf (ca. 1830s), with the binder's stamp on an endleaf (F. DUQUESNE À GAND).

      - KVK & WorldCat (1 copy); cf. Kruyskamp, Jan Mommaert en het "Stichtelyck Proces", in: Het Boek XXX, pp. 306-312 (1640 ed.). Second known copy of the third edition (1635) of a rare satirical Dutch adaptation (first and second editions 1634) of a moralistic story in Latin by Filippo Beroaldo (1453-1505), possibly intended in this adaptation to satirize the Princes of Orange. The quotations from classical sources are given in Latin, each followed by a Dutch verse translation that takes some liberties with the text. Pieter Nootmans (active 1627-1635) contributed a verse about the book, printed on the back of the title-page. Following the main text is a drinking song by H. Rulant (active 1632-1634), with its own part-title, which had been published separately in 1632. We have located only one other copy of the present edition, in the library of Tresoar in Leeuwarden.The British Library database of bindings includes one binding by this Ghent binder. The title-page is worn and dirty, with a small abrasion obliterating the letter S in "Stichtigh", and the upper outside corner of the last leaf has been restored, with the loss of a few words of the text of the added drinking song. The binding is good, with some cracks in the hinges and minor damage along the edges.

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        Essay d'un dictionnaire contenant la connoissance du monde, des sciences universelles, et particulierement celle des medailles, des passions, des moeurs, des vertus et des vices, &c. Representé par des figures hyerogliphiques, expliquées en prose & en vers.Wesel, Jacobus van Wesel, 1700. 4to. With engraved frontispiece and 48 engraved plates (incl. 2 double-page). Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      - Adams, Rawles and Saunders F.362; Landwehr, Emblem and fable books, 437; Praz, p. 393. First edition, Wesel issue, of an extensive collection of emblems compiled by Daniel de la Feuille (ca. 1640-1706). The text leaves explain all the emblems displayed in the plates, and each explanation is preceded by a four-line verse in French. The first plate is an engraved title-page, followed by 9 plates with 4 emblems, each accompanied by a banderole with a motto in Latin. Next are 36 plates with 15 small circular emblems with a Latin word within the emblem. They show allegorical and symbolic depictions of words and concepts like logic, freedom, humility, blood, the seasons, the months etc. Also included are two double-page plates with 65 portraits of French kings.With bookplate and library stamps. Slightly browned with some occasional spots and foxing. Binding chafed at corners and hinges cracked. Overall a good copy.

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        Theatrum Botanicum, The Theater of Plants. Or An Universall and Compleat Herball...

      London: Thomas Cotes, 1640. Folio, with elaborately engraved title-page and about 2700 woodcut illustrations in the text; in an attractive later binding of smooth polished calf, with the armorial bookplate of "Brodie of Brodie" An especially good copy of this famous and beautiful English herbal, 'one of the two main pillars of botany in England till the time of Ray' (James Edward Smith). The largest herbal in English, this was also the last great medicinally-based plant study, by an author who thought of himself as first and foremost an apothecary.Early botanical works were frequently illustrated with original woodcuts, and this book is a marvellous example of the impressive beauty that the relatively naïve method of woodcut illustration conveys in a botanical work, with a flower portrayed in line in singular contrast to the accompanying botanical description: altogether two thousand seven hundred woodblocks were individually cut for this massive herbal, which describes more than four thousand plants, most of them with medicinal properties.Parkinson had given notice of his intention to compile an herbal in his Paradisus terrestris of 1629, but was delayed by the publication of the second Johnson edition of Gerarde's Herball, in 1636. This delay meant that Parkinson's work had time to grow much larger than originally planned, and on publication it included about one thousand more plants than Gerarde could, and describes many species not previously recorded.Natural history collecting in exotic lands was actively pursued from the earliest period of botanical study, and the earliest exploring ships were fitted out with special compartments for the transportation of animals and plants. Parkinson noted in his Paradisi in sole of 1629 that he had obtained a specimen of the "Scilla alba" in the manner of the day - which meant gathering with other collectors at the quay to meet the returning ships, and to purchase rare specimens directly from the sailors.John Parkinson (1567-1650), a London pharmacist, received the title of Royal Apothecary from James I. Later, Charles I appointed him as his chief botanist ("Botanicus Regius Primarius"). Parkinson had a private garden in Long Acre 'well stored with rarities' (Theatrum, p. 609). Work on his herbal was helped by notes and unpublished material by the French botanist Matthias de l'Obel who had lived in north London in the last years of his life. A very good cop, the text clean and fresh.

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        Theatrum botanicum: The theater of plantes. Or, an herball of a large extent ...

      First edition: Over 3,000 species and their virtues described for the use of apothecaries and herbalists. Parkinson (1567-1650), who served officially as Royal Botanist to Charles I and unofficially as gardening mentor to his queen, Henrietta Maria, was also one of the founders of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries -- to which the allegorical frontispiece here may refer with the rhinoceros in its upper portion. The author of Paradisi in sole paradisus terrestris, Parkinson was much acclaimed by his contemporaries and by later botanists; Henrey cites Sir James Edward Smith's assessment that "this work [the Theatrum botanicum] and the herbal of Gerarde were the two main pillars of botany in England till the time of Ray." Gerard and Parkinson indeed competed in publication, with the printing of the present work having been delayed several years so as to avoid marketplace clash with Johnson's edition of Gerard's herbal. In the present work, Parkinson divided the plants by classes such as "Sweete smelling Plants," "Purging Plants," saxifrages, wound herbs, cooling herbs, "Strange and Outlandish Plants," etc. Most of the entries are illustrated with in-text woodcuts, interspersed with pages wholly occupied by four images. Among the Americana content here are descriptions of Virginia bluebells, Peruvian mechacan, potatoes, and an assortment of "Ginny peppers" (with dire warnings regarding their fiery hotness); also present are => 28 previously unrecorded British species, including the strawberry tree and the lady's slipper orchid. The index and tables are organized by Latin name, English name, and medicinal property. Provenance: Front pastedown with John Ruskin's Brantwood ex-libris, and with bookplate of American zoologist Charles Atwood Kofoid; additional engraved title-page with inked inscription "Ex bibliotheca Mathiae Lynen, Londini," dated 1641. A cheque drawn on Prescott Dinsdale Cave Tugwell & Co. by Joanna Ruskin Severn on Ruskin's behalf is tipped in.

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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]

      Second Edition 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. 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. Very Good 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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        Istoria andograve brevissima relatione Della Distruttione dell Indie Occidentali

      

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

      London: Printed by John Norton for John Maynard, 1640. 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 knowledge 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). Very Good.

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        Histoire générale des Mores d'Espagne

      AN IMPORTANT 917 PAGE FOLIO MANUSCRIPT (no author or date specified), of an original work preserved by the heirs of the author, Félix Jouvenel des Ursins (also known as Jouvenel or Juvenal, 1617 - ?). Jouvenel, a noted scholar who devoted his life to his studies, was the author of a number of works.The manuscript is mentioned in Antoine-Alexandre Barbier's Examen critique et complément des dictionnaires historiques of 1820.Written in a fine, clear hand with numerous additions, corrections, crossings-out and marginal notes.Bound in full contemporary vellum. Spine titled in black ink (partly illegible), ties, stitching visible. Tear to head, some staining to covers. A few spots, but the paper well preserved. Large engraved armorial ex-libris of Henri de Juvenel, Châtelain of Montpezat (1810-1875) inside upper cover. The manuscript can be dated to between 1640 and 1645 thanks to the author's references to early 17th century works as his principal historiographical sources, and especially to the following observation: "in any case, it has come to pass that in our time, the chronicles of the Moor Abulcaçim Tarif Abentarique have been translated from Arabic into Spanish."Several things confirm that this is Jouvenel's original manuscript. The spelling of the words "défaicte", "loing", "mesprisable", "enfans", "tesmoing" (p. 160) and "autresfois" (p. 83) are in accordance with that established in Jean Nicot's Thresor de la langue francoyse of 1606. The spelling of these words changed during the 17th century and by 1694 the Dictionnaire de l'Académie has them as: "defaite", "loin", "meprisable", "enfants", "tesmoin" and "autrefois".Finally, the work is on laid paper, with a distance between chain-lines of 2.4 cm and two watermarks, the first of which is similar to 17th century German marks appearing in several editions from 1599 on. This takes the form of a crowned shield with a hunting horn and the suspended initials WR. The second watermark is made up exclusively of the initials DL in the middle of the page. One can assume that this manuscript predates the publication in 1645 of Jouvenel's historical novel Dom Pélage ou l'Entrée des Maures en Espagne, inspired by the research contained in the present work, as Emile de Colombey points out: Jouvenel "produced a novel entitled Dom Pélage from his unpublished Histoire des Maures d'Espagne, which stretched to no fewer than 917 folio pages" (in Correspondance authentique de Ninon de Lenclos, 1886). The present manuscript features a chapter on "The memorable adventures of the young Dom Pélage", making up twelve pages in all.We have found only three historical works on Moorish Spain published in France in the first half of the 17th century: Louis Turquet de Mayerne's Histoire générale d'Espagne (first published in 1587, expanded until 1635, and partly based on Mariana's work Ioannis Marianae Hispani, e socie. Iesu, de ponderibus et mensuris, 1599); Ambrosio de Salazar's Inventaire general des plus curieuses recherches des Royaumes d'Espagne, compose en langue Castillane par A. de Salazar et par lui mis en François, Paris 1612; and an anonymous compilation of the aforementioned works, Inventaire general de l'histoire d'Espagne, Extrait de Mariana, Turquet et autres autheurs qui ont écrit de temps en temps, published in 1628.Aside from a few accounts of travels in Spain from 1660 onwards, it was only in the 18th century that genuinely historical works (and not merely versions of Mariana) on Spain and the Conquest of the Moors began to appear in France.This manuscript, written barely a few years after the banishment of the Moors from Spain, is thus one of the first works on the history of Spain in French and without doubt the first to deal exclusively and in detail with the epic tale of Islam in Spain. Encompassing the religious, political and military history of mediaeval Spain - the advent of Islam, the Reconquista, and Habsburg rule - the work is divided into twelve books, from the life of Mohammed to the expulsion of the Moors from Valencia in the reign of Philip III in 1609. Each book is then sub-divided into chapters, making for very straightforward reading, part of Jouvenel's intention of introducing newfound method to the writing of history.This early manuscript is testimony to a new approach to historiography, notable for its rejection of oral tradition and legends and the use of selected written sources, subjected to the critical eye of the author. Jouvenel was not content merely to reproduce contemporary accounts, but uses a number of documentary sources. Referring where possible to Spanish authors not yet translated into French at the time, he compares and questions each of their versions. He prefers to lean on contemporary Andalusian sources in Arabic, while at the same time pointing out a lack of documentary material - especially Christian - that historians of the era deplore to this day.The author uses Classical and modern sources alike, such as Sebastian of Salamanca (866-982), Vincent de Beauvais (1190 - 1264) and Jaime Bleda's (1550-1622) 1618 Coronica de los moros de España.In a political environment where historical discourse was primarily treated as a legitimation of power and the State by means of a retrospective justification of the events giving rise to the established order, Jouvenel's research stands out all the more from this tradition of apologia; by choosing not to deal with France, it is not forced into presenting a partisan view of history. Moreover, Jouvenel having already successfully published several works, it seems clear that the present manuscript was not intended to be made public. Despite the importance and originality of his work, Jouvenel no doubt himself chose to keep his manuscript secret. Nonetheless, like all historical treatises of the 17th century, the present work is also steeped in ideology. As a fervent Christian - Elie Fréron recounts that when Jouvenel died, he was found to be wearing a belt with metal teeth "biting so far into his flesh that he had been unable to withdraw them in his final illness" - Jouvenel felt the need to give a theological view of History, counterpoising defeat with re-conquest.Thus, Jouvenel begins his work with a virulent critique of the Islamic faith, describing the birth of Mohammed as a form of divine punishment: "If it be true that godlessness be the most cruel scourge employed by heavenly justice to punish the sins of men, we can say that since the incarnation of the Word that began the era of true grace, the Church has never felt so keenly the wrath of God as in the birth of Mohammed." There follows a detailed, if extremely critical, history of the life of Mohammed, allowing Jouvenel to place his history of the Muslim Conquest under the aegis of the more perfect, Christian, religion.Nonetheless, after this affirmation of Christian primacy, Jouvenel's actual historical work does not seem poisoned by theological considerations. His use of documents and his research on his sources show a deep respect for the accounts of Arab historians and a mistrust of the fanciful versions of Western authors. So, for each event, Jouvenel provides a rigorous comparison between various versions and reflects upon their credibility, and when he does succumb to the power of the Christian account, he does so to make up for the lack of verisimilitude in the versions of Arab historians.The absence of direct Christian documents gave rise in Jouvenel to a natural suspicion of the sources at his disposal and encouraged him to cross-check widely, as much to discover the historical truth as to produce an alternative to the Muslim accounts. Though admittedly he peppers his account with fantastical events indicating the continuity of the divine presence, he also at the same time produces a work of exacting research and comparison of various different versions.With its methodological objectivity and cultural subjectivity, this General Account of the Moors of Spain holds a special interest from the point of view of the epistemology of History in the 18th century. It is also a manuscript of great literary worth in which the author is given to charming lyrical touches - "Fleeing, the two of them, like owls from the light of day, they took to the paths of Arabia Felix"  - and takes great care to give his reader a lively, but nonetheless rigorous, account in which enmity towards the Islamic religion is mixed with fascination for a culture and civilisation with a profound impact on the West as well. s.d. (circa. 1640) in-folio (23,5x36cm) 917pp. relié

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        Historiarum. Ex Trogo Pompeio. Lib. XLIV. Cum notis Isaaci Vossii.

      Leiden: Elzevier, 1640 Second edition. 12mo (12,9 x 6,9 cm). (12), 310, 36, (50) pp. Full red morocco, covers with gilt fillets and each 4 gilt fleurons, spine with 5 richly gilt-decorated compartments, gilt lettering and 5 raised bands, inner gilt dentelles, board edges gilt-decorated, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. The second - and by Dibdin prefered - Elzevier-edition of Justinus' historical work in a fine decorative binding. Nice engraved title page by Duysent. With 4 headpieces, 1 endpiece and several 4- and 5-line decorated woodcut initials. Endpapers with 2 engraved ex-libri; one of the two is the engraved armorial ex-libris of the Elzevier collector Georges Montandon. A desirable, splendid binding on a fine, fresh and rather large-format copy. For a full description and more images please visit www.zaalbooks.nl .

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        PERFECT PLATFORME OF A HOPPE GARDEN.

      London, B. Alsop and T. Fawcet, 1640.. FOURTH EDITION 1640. This work is taken from "Thomas Barker's The Country-Mans Recreation", where it formed Book 2, without crediting Reginald Scot. as author, 8vo, approximately 175 x 140 mm, 7 x 5½ inches, 7 small woodcuts in the text, pages: Title page, 91-127, last page blank, loose in marbled paper wrapper, spine repaired with cloth, small neat repair to top of blank side of title page, all pages age-browned, top corner torn from pages 115-116 with loss of text, facsimile page on old paper from an earlier edition loosely laid in so the missing text can be read, tip of 2 lower corners torn off, no loss to text, slight chipping to foot of title page and some edges, a fragile copy of a scarce work. Originally published in 1574, 1576 and 1578; the first English book on hop farming and Reginald Scot's first published work, before his Discoverie of Witchcraft. See: Fussell Old English Farming Books 1523-1730, pages 12, 31 and 38; Blanche Henrey, Volume 1, pages 64-66 and 68 and 167; Agricultural Writers from Sir Walter of Henley to Arthur Young, 1200-1800, pages 34-38; MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Insulae SardinaeNova & accurata descriptio

      1640. Bella carta della Sardegna di J. Janssonius pubblicata per la prima volta nell'Atlas Novus sive Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, edito ad Amsterdam in sei volumi tra il 1642-44. Il presente esemplare è nella tiratura successiva, 1700 circa, curata da G. Valck e P. Schenk, che sulla lastra sostituirono il loro excudit a quello di Janssonious Orientata con l'ovest in alto, cartograficamente dipende dal modello maginiano, ed è quello assai diffuso nelle carte dell'epoca, con un interno prevalentemente montuoso e ricco di vegetazione, attraversato da lunghi fiumi dal corso sinuoso. Incisione su rame, finemente acquarellata, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Map of Sardinia printed by G. Valck and P. Schenk, 1700 circa, from the plate by Janssonius with changed publisher's address and added grid of parallels and meridians. The Janssonius map was engraved for his Atlas Novus sive Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, in six volumes, edited in Amsterdam between 1642-1644 Oriented to the West. Copperplate, finely hand-coloured, in good condition. Amsterdam Amsterdam Piloni Abb. S. 111 u. Koeman I, 7530:1B 510 410

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        PERFECT PLATFORME OF A HOPPE GARDEN.

      London B. Alsop and T. Fawcet 1640 - FOURTH EDITION 1640. This work is taken from "Thomas Barker's The Country-Mans Recreation", where it formed Book 2, without crediting Reginald Scot. as author, 8vo, approximately 175 x 140 mm, 7 x 5½ inches, 7 small woodcuts in the text, pages: Title page, 91-127, last page blank, loose in marbled paper wrapper, spine repaired with cloth, small neat repair to top of blank side of title page, all pages age-browned, top corner torn from pages 115-116 with loss of text, facsimile page on old paper from an earlier edition loosely laid in so the missing text can be read, tip of 2 lower corners torn off, no loss to text, slight chipping to foot of title page and some edges, a fragile copy of a scarce work. Originally published in 1574, 1576 and 1578; the first English book on hop farming and Reginald Scot's first published work, before his Discoverie of Witchcraft. See: Fussell Old English Farming Books 1523-1730, pages 12, 31 and 38; Blanche Henrey, Volume 1, pages 64-66 and 68 and 167; Agricultural Writers from Sir Walter of Henley to Arthur Young, 1200-1800, pages 34-38; MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nicholas Machiavel’s Prince. Translated out of Italian into English; By E[dward]. D[acres]

      London: R. Bishop for William Hils & Daniel Pakeman, 1640 - First edition in English of one of the great books of the Renaissance and a classic of political philosophy. Machiavelli, long a diplomat for the Florentine Republic, was personally acquainted with many of the great leaders of the Renaissance including Lorenzo de Medici (the dedicatee of Il Principe), Louis XII of France, Emperor Maximilian, Catherine Sforza, and Piero Soderini. In 1502 he was sent as the Florentine envoy to the court of Cesare Borgia, duke of Valentinois. In Borgia he found an audacious and strong willed leader capable of deception and violence to achieve his ends, yet a man who appeared at all times both controlled and diplomatically prudent. Borgia provided the model for Machiavelli’s ideal prince, Valentino. His book addressed the problem of the unification of a self-reliant Italy. “It was Machiavelli’s intense preoccupation with this problem– what a state is and how to found one in existing circumstances– which caused the many riddles of his speculative writings He was by no means indifferent to private virtue but in the realm of politics he postponed morals to political expediency” (Britannica 11th ed.). “The Prince is far more than a book of directions to any one of the many Italian princelings. 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” (Printing and the Mind of Man 63). Machiavelli is universally regarded as one of the great thinkers in political philosophy. At the same time, Machiavelli’s name has entered everyday usage, connoting sinister machinations and the dark side of politics and power. His name was a familiar part of the English language even in Shakespeare’s time, for Hamlet says “I’ll put the murderous Machiavel to school.” Macaulay wrote, “Out of his [Niccolo Machiavelli’s] surname they have coined an epithet for a knave, and out of his Christian name a synonym for the devil.” Contemporary English gilt-ruled sheep. Some contemporary marginalia and highlighting. Some wear to spine. Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Preussische Kriegschronik - Kurzgesatzte Darstellung der Feldzüge von 1640-1850

      2. Auflage, Inhalt: Kriege unter Kurfürst Friedrich Wilhelm dem Großen - Kriege unter Kurfürst Friedrich III. nachherigen König Friedrich I. - Kriege unter König Friedrich Wilhelm I - Kriege unter König Friedrich II dem Großen - Kriege unter König Friedrich Wilhelm II. - Kriege unter König Friedrich Wilhelm III. - Kriege unter König Friedrich Wilhelm IV., mit einer lithographierten Übersichtskarte in 4 Blättern (4 Faltblätter in einer Lache im hinteren Buchdeckel), Halbleineneinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Format 14,5 x 22 cm

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        Tabula Islandiæ Auctore Georgio Carolo Flandro.

      1640 - Amsterdam, c.1630, blank verso. Original colour. 380 x 500mm. A fine map of Iceland, based on a map by Joris Carl (1601-25), a pilot from Enkhuizen. It is decorated with an ornate title cartouche, a pair of compass roses, a galleon and seamonsters. This map is one of the symbols of the intense rivalry between Jansson and Blaeu. Joris Carl's map was first engraved by Jodocus Hondius II (son of the firm's founder and Jansson's brother-in-law). When Jodocus died in 1629 many of his plates were sold to Willem Blaeu, who added his name to the plates and used them to publish his first atlas in 1630. Angered by the sale, Jansson had the Hondius plates slavishly copied. This plate, which only differs from Blaeu's by the lack of his name under the title, was first issued the same year. The lack of text on verso suggests this could be the first issue, from the 'Atlantis Maioris Appendix'. KOEMAN: Me 31a.

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        Stilleben. Kirschen in einer Glasschale, Äpfel, Spargel und Artischocke auf einem Tisch.

      Ca. 1640. - Format (Bild): 48 x 60 cm. (Keilrahmen hinten mit alter Zuschreibung an Schooten). In altem geschnitztem vergoldetem Holzrahmen. *Floris van Schootens Schaffenszeit umfasst die gesamte erste Hälfte des 17. Jahrhunderts. Er zählt zu den frühen Haarlemer Stilllebenmalern, die die Entwicklung dieser Gattung in den Niederlanden geprägt haben. - Floris van Schooten war der Sohn von Gerrit Jacbsz van Schooten, ein Mitglied einer wohlhabenden katholischen Familie aus Amsterdam, die 1612 nach Haarlem umgezogen war. Über 120 Werke werden Floris van Schooten zugeschrieben. Der niederländische Kunsthistoriker Abraham Bredius schrieb 1918 die Werke des Monogrammisten "FvS" oder "FVS" an Floris van Schooten zu. Es ist nur ein voll signiertes Werk bekannt. Man kennt ca. 60 monogrammierte Gemälde und eine größere Zahl unsignierte, aber sicher zugeschrieben sind. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 800

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        Gesamtansicht, mit Umgebung aus der Vogelschau, "Aßedio di Schenckenschans fatto del Principe d'Oranges .Anno 1635 e 1636".

      - Kupferstich, um 1640, 39 x 53,5 Seltener ital. Kupferstich ( mit alten Längs- und Querfalten) zur Belagerungssituation im Jahre 1635 und 1636.

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        [Fumewort] Aristolochia Vulgaris flore purpureo; [Mezereon] Laureola; [Cornelian Cherry] Cornus; [Spring crocus] Crocus flore

      Eichstatt, 1640. Hand-coloured engraving. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed just outside the platemark on the right margin. 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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