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        India quae orientalis dicitur, et insulae adiacentes.[Amsterdam], Willem Jansz. Blaeu, [1640]. Engraved double-page map (image size: 41.5 x 51 cm; leaf size: 48 x 57 cm) from a Blaeu atlas, with French text on the verso. With Blaeu's name beneath the dedication in a armorial cartouche on the lower left, title in a cartouche on top and scales in a cartouche on the lower right. Mounted, at the top only, on black paper.

      V.d. Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici II, 2:112.2, no. 85. Engraved map of Southeast Asia, showing the area from India in the north west to the most southern part of Japan in the north east, with the Indonesian archipelago in the most south with an outline of the western part of New Guinea (now part of Indonesia). The areas depicted furthermore include present day Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, and Cambodia, Malaysia and the Philippines. This map was published in the second volume of the Le theatre du monde ou Nouvel Atlas published in 1640, by the famous cartographer Willem Jansz. Blaeu (1571-1638). His position as official cartographer of the Dutch VOC ensured he had access to the most accurate region information, making the best maps of his era. The present map gives an accurate view of the topographical knowledge of Asia in the early 17th century, with the first account of Europe exploration of Australia, showing an accurate outline of New Guinea. Some minor browning along the extremities, a tiny tear in the left margin and a couple spots. A good copy.

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        Perusia.

      Francoforte, 1640 - Incisione in rame, 195x310. Bella veduta della città di Perugia. Tratta da "Itinerarium Italiae". Buon esemplare con lievi tracce della piega centrale. Ottime condizioni, ampi margini.

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        Johannis Buxtorfii P. Lexicon chaldaicum talmudicum et rabbinicum, In quo omnes voces chaldaicae, talmudicae et rabbinicae, quotquot in universis Vet. Test. Paraphrasibus Chaldaicis...Talmud,...Opus xxx. Annorum,...à Johanne Buxtorfio Filio...

      Basileae (Basel), Sumbtibus & typis Ludovici (Ludwig) König, 1640 Drucktitelblatt, 5 Bll., 2680 Spalten, 32 Bll., Gr.4° Orig.- Pergament Der geprägte Pergament-Einband ist nur gering angestaubt/fleckig; kurze Aufplatzungen an den Ecken und den Außengelenken; Exlibris auf dem innendeckel (Thomas Luck - Kingsbury); Papierbezug der Innendeckel im Rand mit geringem Wumfraß; kleiner Stempel auf dem Titelblatt; nur vereinzelt und schwach stock-/braunfleckig; insgesamt sehr sauber - ein sehr gepflegtes, gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 3,00 EUR Alte Drucke.

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        [Greek Title] Dendrologia - Dodona's Grove, or the Vocall Forrest

      London: T.[homas] B.[adger] for H. Mosley, 1640. [12], 32, 39-135, 166-219pp, [1]; (pi2, A2, a2, B-2A4). Later full calf by Roger De Coverly, raised bands, spine in six panels, title label to second panel, remaining panels gilt with volute corner pieces and central floral spray, covers with triple fillet border, edges and inner edges with gilt roll, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Small scrape to head of upper cover, spine slightly faded. Internally some light staining to margins, but generally quite bright and clean. Previous owner's armorial book plate to front pastedown (Thompson Yates). With engraved frontispiece, vignette title and double page engraving of trees. This copy also has the engraved portrait (not called for) that is sometimes found bound in, though it is slightly narrower than the rest of the pages. Engravings are by Matthaeus Merian. Howell is probably best known for his Epistolae Ho-Elianae: Familiar Letters, published in 1645. Dodona's Grove is a political allegory about events in Europe in the early seventeenth century, Lowndes derides it as "tiresome and silly ... written in a most wretchedly bombastic style", but it was reprinted in 1641, 1645 and 1649, with a second part published in 1650, there was also a Latin edition in 1646 and a French edition in 1641. De Coverly was apprenticed to Zaehnsdorf and taught Cobden-Sanderson for a short period. A handsome copy. Pforzheimer 512; CBEL I:2226; Lowndes 1129. First Edition. Full Calf. Very Good. Illus. by Merian, M.[atthaeus]. 4to.

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        Der Weltumsegler. Oder: Reise durch alle fünf Theile der Erde mit vorzüglicher Hinsicht auf ihre Bewohner, auf die Schönheiten und Merkwürdigkeiten der Natur und Kunst. Zum Selbstunterricht der Jugend zweckmäßig abgefasst. 3 Bände (Bände 1, 3 und 5)

      - Gewicht in Gramm: 1640 Oehmigke, Berlin, 1801/1805/1808. X, VIII, VI, 374, 400, 346 S. mit zusammen 23 (von 24) altcolorierte Kupfertafeln, original Halbledereinbände/ Halbfranzbände, (etwas berieben u. bestoßen/ Band 1 ohne die Karte von Amerika/ gering stockfleckig/ alter Besitzereintrag auf Titel u. Vorsatz)

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        Chili Amstelodami Guiljelmus Blaeuw excudit.

      G. Blaeu 1640-50, Amsterdam - Copper engraving, hand colored in outline when published. In very good to excellent condition. A view marginal spots not affecting the image of the map.

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        Commentarius in harmoniam sive concordiam quatuor evangelistarum....

      Bernard Lamy (1640-1715) was an Oratorian priest, philosopher, and biblical scholar. After getting himself exiled to Grenoble for excessive Cartesianism, he went on to do significant work in biblical studies, and this present work is especially notable: Lamy here contends that Jesus died on the cross on the eve of the Passover (thus at the same time as the Passover lamb was being killed), not during the first day of the Passover. This view, while considered radical at the time, is now generally held by biblical scholars.This work was first published under the title Harmonia, sive concordia quatuor evangelistarum in 1689. This second edition is printed in small roman types with some italic, Greek, and Hebrew. Ornaments include an ornate woodcut fleur-de-lis on the title-pages, plus initials and headpieces. Vol. II (bound in) consists of the Apparatus chronologicus et geographicus, chronologies and geographical descriptions with three fine fold-out plates: a map of Judea, a plan of Jerusalem, and a plan of the temple.Provenance: Charles Spencer, Third Earl of Sunderland, lot 7230 in the Sunderland Library sale (1882).

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        Historia del patriarcha S. Giovangualberto primo abbate & institutore del monastico Ordine di Vallombrosa scritta da d. Diego de Franchi abbate di Ripoli del medesimo Ordine.

      - In Fiorenza, appresso Gio. Batista Landini, 1640, in-4, leg. in piena pergamena (rimontata in epoca moderna riutilizzando la perg. antica), pp. [28], 527, [17]. Con 5 incisioni in rame a piena pagina - una, il front., fuori fascicolazione, le altre comprese nella stessa - di Stefano Della Bella. Prima edizione. Esemplare abbastanza modesto: qualche gora e qualche macchia, prime ed ultime carte con restauri reintegrativi marginali, minuti forellini di tarlo alle prime 30 carte. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narcissus maior Iunci folius

      Published in Hortus Eystettensis in Eichstätt & Nürnberg. 1640 -

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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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        Fezzae et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberrima, describebat Abrah: Ortelius.

      J. Blaeu. 1640-50, Amsterdam - Copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash. In excellent condition.

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        Danube map - Blaeu, c. 1640.

      The Danube, Europe's largest river  - "Danubius fluvius Europae maximus"This dramatic map depicts the course of the river Danube and the surrounding countries from its headwaters in the Black Forest of southern Germany to its delta at the Black Sea. The river flows through a series of broad and fertile valleys with several of eastern Europe's most important cities on its banks.This is one of Blaeu's largest atlas maps, printed on two joined sheets. Published approx. 1640. Two magnificent cartouches, one of the Holy Roman Emperor and the Ottoman Sultan, representing the long stuggle between the two powers for control of the region, the other, around the scale, has allegorical figures of the various tributaries of the river.Original hand colouring. Verso: blank. Size: 41,6 x 96,7 cm.Price: € 975,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        Kingdom of Napels - Blaeu.

      Regno di Napoli"Regno di Napoli"', kopergravure rond 1640 vervaardigd door Joan Blaeu. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. Afm. ca. 38,5 x 50 cm. Met aan de achterzijde in het Nederlands een beschrijving van het gebied.Het koninkrijk Napels maakte in die tijd deel uit van de Spaanse gebieden van het Habsburgse rijk. In de rechter bovenhoek zien we dan ook het Spaanse wapen. De kaart is verder fraai versierd met de kleurige provinciewapens in de kaartrand. Als bron voor deze kaart maakte Blaeu gebruik van een atlas van de Italiaanse kartograaf Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617), wiens kaartboek Italia in 1620 postuum in Bologna was uitgegeven.De kaart werd maakte ook onderdeel uit van Blaeu"s Atlas Major.Het uitgeven van de Atlas Major wordt, met bijna 600 dubbelzijdige van koperen platen gedrukte gravures en 3000 pagina"s tekst, gezien als een van de grote prestaties van de Gouden Eeuw. Een onderneming met een gecompliceerde planning, financiering en inzet van mankracht en specialisten. Ook hedendaagse uitgevers erkennen Joan Blaeu's superioriteit, drieënhalve eeuw geleden.De Blaeu atlas was het meest kostbare gedrukte boek dat je in de tweede helft van de 17e eeuw kon krijgen, afhangend van de taal en kleuring tussen fl. 330 en fl. 460. (Een assistent boekverkoper verdiende rond 1660 fl. 2 per week, de huurprijs van een boekwinkel lag tussen fl. 400 - fl. 700 per jaar.) De atlas werd dan ook gemaakt voor een kleine groep geprivilegieerden, die over het intellect en met name de middelen beschikten, om een meesterwerk als de Atlas Major te kunnen waarderen. De gegoeden van die tijd demonstreerden graag hun welvaart, uitgever Blaeu speelde daar met zijn pronkstuk goed op in.De Atlas Major maakt onderdeel uit van de Nederlandse erfgoed canon (zie http://www.entoen.nu/atlasmajor).Prijs: € 950,- (excl lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        The historie of the holy warre ... the second edition.

      Cambridge: Pr. by R. Daniel for Thomas Buck Folio (27.7 cm, 10.9"). Add. engr. t.-p., [16], 286, [30] pp.; 1 fold. map.. 1640 Second edition, following the first of the previous year: A very popular anti-Catholic (and anti-Jewish as well) account of the crusades, citing the cruel and impious behavior of popes and participants alike as reason for the failure of the conquest of the Holy Land. Fuller, chaplain extraordinary to Charles II, was one of the earliest English historians thus to analyze the crusades as a historical event. The volume opens with an added engraved title-page and also features an oversized, folding map of the region, both signed by William Marshall. The preliminary "Declaration of the Frontispice [sic]," an explanation in verse of the title-page's symbolism, is signed by J.C., i.e., John Cleveland. Period-style dark calf, covers framed and panelled in gilt and blind rolls with gilt-stamped corner fleurons, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label, gilt-ruled raised bands, and gilt-stamped compartment decorations. Title inked on outer (closed) edges in an early hand. "Declaration of the Frontispiece" mounted; added engraved title-page with upper margin repaired, lower area trimmed into the imprint line (taking most) and with one pinhole. Otherwise browning, mild spotting and light waterstaining variously, last leaves dust-soiled; light cockling and volume a tad sprung; a few leaves with short edge tears, not extending into text; map with ragged portion of lower inner edge, tear along one fold neatly repaired from rear, and small hole at intersection of two folds. One blank page with early pencilled doodles.

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        [title-page in Arabic, transliterated as] Kitab Ta'lim al-Masihi sannafahu al-Ub [sic] al-fadil al-mukarram sayyiduna Armandes Yohanna dhu Blesis de Rishelyu al-mufakhkham Mutran madinat Lawsun ... waqad tarjamahu min al-lugha al-Faransawiyyah ila al-lugha al-'Arabiyyah al-Badi' Justu de Bawvaz Ra'is al-Kabusayn al-muqimayn bi-madinat Baghdad.

      Lutetiae Parisiorum: Sumptibus Societatis Typographicae Librorum Officii Ecclesiastici, iussu regis constitutae, [excudebat Antonius Vitray] 4to (24 cm; 9.25"). [6] ff., 415, [1] pp.. 1640 Sole edition of Cardinal Richelieu's Instruction du chrestien in Arabic. The main text of this catechism is totally in Arabic; the imprint is in Latin; the preliminaries are in French, Latin, and Arabic; and the letters of Louis XIII (at the end) are in French. The work was translated into Arabic by Juste du Beauvais (O.F.M. cap.) while at Aleppo. Provenance: 20th-century stamp of the Redemptorists' library at Mount St. Alphonsus. Searches of NUC, WorldCat, and COPAC locate four copies in the U.S. and only one in the U.K. Recent laced-case heavy-paper binding with ties and caramel-colored leather spine label. Age-toned, with cockling of paper, chipping to and waterstaining in some margins, rubber-stamp on rear blank page. Not a pristine copy; still, solid, complete, and uncommon.

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        Ducato di Parma et di Piacenza.

      Amsterdam, 1640 - Incisione in rame, colorata d'epoca, 380x495. W. Blaeu, astronomo allievo di Tycho Brahe, fondò un'officina per la costruzione di globi nel 1599; quasi immediatamente iniziò a pubblicare anche carte geografiche, giungendo nel 1630 alla creazione del primo atlante "Atlantis Appendix" e cinque anni dopo, della prima edizione in due tomi del "Atlas Novus". Dopo la sua morte nel 1638, a cura del figlio Johan si giunse nel 1662 alla pubblicazione del celebre "Atlas Maior" in 11 volumi. Nel 1672 un incendio distrusse l'officina e segnò la fine dell'attività. Ottimo esemplare su carta leggermente ingiallita, piccoli strappetti restaurati al bordo inferiore.

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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: € 2.750,- (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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        Pink corallina peony] Pæonia mas flore incarnato; [One-flower shinleaf] Pyrola minima; [Dwarf alpine box] Pseudoschamæbuxus

      Eichstatt 1640 - Hand-coloured engraving. Very small right hand margin. Faint writing in ink under titles. Mild ink residue on plate. Otherwise excellent. 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 from medieval lore. 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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        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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        Kst.- Karte, b. J. Janssonius v. E.S. Hamersveldt, "Insulae Balearides et Pytivsae".

      - um 1640, 38,2 x 49,5 Schöne Karte m. 2 großen Wappen, 2 Kartuschen, Segelschiffen, 2 Windrosen und Meeresungeheuer. Ausgabe ohne Rückseitentext. - Allseitig angerändert.

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        [Pink corallina peony] Pæonia mas flore incarnato; [One-flower shinleaf] Pyrola minima; [Dwarf alpine box] Pseudoschamæbuxus

      Eichstatt, 1640. Hand-coloured engraving. Very small right hand margin. Faint writing in ink under titles. Mild ink residue on plate. Otherwise excellent. 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 from medieval lore. 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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        Zuydhollandia stricte Sumta

      G. Blaeu, Amsterdam 1640 - Copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash when published. In excellent condition.

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        Lexicon chaldaicum, talmudicum et rabbinicum, nunc primum in lucem editum a Johanne Buxtorfio Filio....

      Basel: Sumptibus et typis Ludovici König Very large folio (36 cm, 14.2"). Frontis., pl., [6] ff., 2680 cols., [32] ff.. 1640 Second edition of the second Biblical Hebrew–Latin dictionary compiled by Johann Buxtorf the Elder (1564–1629), left incomplete at his death and completed and published by his son in 1639. A leading Hebraist of the late 16th and early 17th centuries, Buxtorf taught Hebrew at Basel for nearly 40 years, and was a friend and correspondent of Bezè and Grynaeus. This is not to be confused with Buxtorf's preceding Hebrew–Latin dictionary, the Lexicon hebraicum et chaldaicum (1607), another famous and standard reference. The text is printed in double columns in Hebrew and Latin, in roman and italic, sparsely decorated with woodcut head- and tailpieces, ornaments, and one large historiated initial. The title-page is preceded by a => full-page engraved portrait of the author and an added engraved title-page dated 1639, in an allegorical frame flanked by figures of Daniel and Esra with an image of the Tower of Babel above and a king praying in a gothic cathedral below. Provenance: Engraved title-page with minute owner's inscription dated 1723 of => Ernst Wilh[elm] Christoph Christfels of Fürth, Germany, who published a treatise, "Concerning Ialtha, daughter of the prince, an example of the learned women of the Jewish race," in 1725, citing Buxtorf's Institutio epistolaris hebraica of 1629 at least once (and using this dictionary for the Hebrew vocabulary?). 19th-century paper imitating tree calf over boards, paper spine label; rubbed and spine paper cracking. Ex-library: bookplate on front pastedown and old notes in ink to same. Engraved title-page and portrait chipped at edges and lightly wormed at margins, the former also repaired at one margin. Generally lightly browned with occasional foxing and staining; smudges from printer’s and annotators’ inks; a few very small tears and holes none causing loss to text. Early repairs (or paper twisted while still wet?) on two leaves. Occasional marginalia, interlinear writing, and underlining, in black and red ink, by an early owner. Old bookseller’s note in English inserted between two leaves. => A remarkably strong volume, given its great size.

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        Certaine considerations touching the better pacification, and edification of the Church of England.

      [London]: printed [by T. Cotes] 4to (19.6 cm, 7.75"). [48] pp.. 1640 Francis Bacon on the reformation of the Church of England and particularly the purging and restoring of the church hierarchy, in a treatise dedicated and addressed directly to James VI. The work on suppression was originally published in 1604, but was => itself suppressed at that time; the present edition, printed at the beginning of a resurgence of the author's popularity, has an woodcut headpiece, two typographical ornaments, and a decorative capital. It is one of two editions issued in 1640 with the same collation: This is a copy of the edition with "pacification" spelled without a capital. Provenance: Pacific School of Religion (properly released). Later half leather and green marbled paper–covered boards, spine with gilt-stamped title; leather rubbed and spine with small scuffs. Ex-library with call number label, bookplate covering earlier plate, title-page and one other rubber-stamped, charge slip and pocket. Back pastedown with San Francisco bookseller's small label. Title-page with "By the Lord Verulam" inked in an early hand; pages age-toned/dust-soiled and occasionally lightly smudged, with old light (and indeed usually "faint") waterstaining across lower margins; many pages with small pencilled dots in margins.

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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: € 2.750,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        Piemonte et Monferrato.

      Amsterdam, 1640, grande incisione in rame, colorata d'epoca, cm 52 x 42, tratta dal "Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas . Ottimo esemplare. In cornice in legno marrone, oro e vetro.

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        Novus Brasiliae Typus (Map of Brazil)

      Amsterdam Amsterdam. Good. Map. . An ornate copper engraving hand-colored map of Brazil, with North to the right. The map is circa 1640 and extracted from a French atlas, with French text on verso. Dampstains, some minor color bleeding, and toning, with worn corners and a centerfold. Of note are the inset and cartouche illustrations of naked Brazilians, cannibals, farm animals, and mythical creatures. Inset map of Baya de todos os Sanctos. A Dutch mapmaker who studied under astronomer Tycho Brahe, Willem Janzoon Blaeu purchased the plate for this map in 1629 from engravings by Hondius. Blaeu's imprint is added next to the scale cartouche. ; 18 1/2" x 22 1/2" .

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        A Perfect Platforme of a Hoppe Garden

      London: B. Alsop and T. Fawcet, 1640. Fourth Edition. Disbound. Good Condition. Disbound from Thomas Barker's The country-mans recreation, where it formed book 2 without crediting Scot. Originally published in 1574 and again in 1576 and 1578; the first English book on hop farming and Scot's first published work, before his Discoverie of Witchcraft. Pages browned, loss at some edges, chipping at spine, bound out of order, but complete; woodcuts in text. Tear with some loss on text on 115/116 (facsimile laid in). pages 97-127. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Farming & Rural Life. Inventory No: 045980.

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        Nicaea ad Varum cum novp Urbis Incremento.

      Blaeu, Amsterdam 1640 - Copper engraving, decorative hand colored. In excellent condition.

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        China veteribus Sinarum regio nunc incolsi tame dicta.

      Amsterdam, 1640 - Incisione in rame, coloritura originale d'epoca, 412x502. Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638) fu allievo di Tycho Brahe, e fondò ad Amsterdam nel 1599 un'officina per la produzione di strumenti astronomici e globi, che in breve tempo pubblicò anche carte geografiche e nautiche; nel 1630 fu dato alle stampe il primo atlante: Atlantis Appendix composto da 60 carte. Nel 1635 Blaeu pubblicò i primi due volumi dell'Atlas Novus, ampliato dopo la sua morte dai figli fino a giungere nel 1662 all'Atlas Major in 9-12 voll. e contenente circa 600 carte geografiche. L'attività dei Blaeu terminò nel 1672 a causa di un incendio; le lastre salvate furono vendute a De Wit, Schenk e Valck. Esemplare ben conservato con foglio lievemente arrossato e con leggerissime tracce d'umido ai margini.

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        \"Ischia Isola, olim Aenaria\".

       Altkol. Kupferstich von Joh. & Corn. Blaeu, um 1640, 38 x 49,5 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 Schiffen in der Meerenge. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Italien, Landkarten

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        Kolorierte Kupferstich-Landkarte von Janssonius. Ischia Isola olim Aenaria.

      Amsterdam, Janssonius, um 1640. - circa 51,3 x 58,5 cm. 1 Doppelblatt verso lateinischer Text Grosse Karte mit Ansicht aus der Vogelschau auf Ischia (hier nach Süden orientiert), gegenüber eine Ansicht von Cumae. Unten links eine eingefügte Karte von Elba. - Papierbedingt gebräunt, schönes, detailliertes Kolorit. - Browned due to the quality of the paper, but well coloured.

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        Tartaria sive Magni Chami Imperium

      Blaeu 1640-43, Amsterdam - Copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash. Latin text edition. In excellent condition.

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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[dward] D[acres]

      London: R. Bishop, for Wil: Wils, and are to be sold by Daniel Pakeman, 1640. First edition in English. [xii], 305, [7] pp. Collation: A^6 B-O^12. 12mo. Near contemporary mottled calf, spine in five compartments, one with red morocco lettering piece, the others gilt with small tools, edges marbled. Light wear to binding, spine and joints discreetly repaired, trimmed with some minor loss to typographical rules. In a custom red half morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition in English. [xii], 305, [7] pp. Collation: A^6 B-O^12. 12mo. Machiavelli's Prince: the First English edition. [bound after:] Romulus and Tarquin, written in Italian by the Marques Virgilio Malvezzi. And now taught English by Henry Earle of Monmouth. Third edition. London: printed for Humphrey Moseley, 1648. Engraved title. [xvi], 222, [2, blank] pp. THE FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF MACHIAVELLI'S IL PRINCIPE. First published in Rome in the Italian vernacular in 1532, The Prince marks the foundation of modern political theory. The work was innovative and controversial from the start, divorcing the study of politics from ethics and religion. The Prince was based on observations made by Machiavelli when he served in the Chancery of the Florentine Republic, and his close observation of the ruthless Cesare Borgia furnished Machiavelli with the model of the "Machiavellian" politician - a "mixture of audacity and prudence, cruelty and fraud, self-reliance and distrust of others" (PMM). The Prince was variously banned by the Catholic Church and by ecclesiastical authorities in England. Several 16th century manuscript English translations are known - it is likely that Shakespeare read one of these, for he has Richard III speak of the "notorious Machiavel" and the "murderous Machiavel" in Henry VI, parts I & 3. The Life of Castruccio Castracani, another study of contemporary Italians and which follows the text of The Prince, was a likely source for Mary Shelley's Valperga. Bertelli & Innocenti XVII, 38; Gerber III, p. 104, no. 2; PMM 63; ESTC S111853

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        [Crimson double-flowered mullein pink] Lychnis coronaira flore rubro pleno; [Speckler mullein pink] Lychnis coronaria flore in carnato punctata; [Mullein pink] Lychnis coronaria flore incarnato non punctata

      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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        Strichnodendron Plate: 148

      Konrad Bauer, Nürnberg & Eichstätt 1640 - Original engraving in fine hand coloring. In excellent condition.

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        Recherches Curieuses sur la Diversite des Langues et Religions, par toutes les principales parties da Monde. Par Ed. Brerewood, Professeur a Londres. Et mises en Francois par I. de la Montaigne.

      Paris: Olivier de Varennes 1640 - Contemporary vellum, titles written to the spine in ink. Owner’s label to the inside board. (Josephi Xaupí, abbot of Jau, dated 1765). Title, introduction & contents, text. Originally published in English as "Enquiries touching the Diversity of Languages, and Religions through the cheife Parts of the World." in 1614, this copy is the first French edition. The vellum is a little darkened and marked, but without chips or tears. Owner’s label is clean and bright. The title page has been reinforced to the open edge. The binding is very slightly shaken, but holding well. Fractional darkening only. A couple of tiny tears to the edges of the end papers, without loss. Overall a very nice copy. Brerewood, Edward (c.1565–1613), antiquary and mathematician. Brerewood was one of six graduates from Oxford and Cambridge who were recruited in 1596 as professors of the new Gresham College; his inaugural lecture as professor of astronomy was delivered at the end of 1597. Brerewood published nothing during his lifetime, bequeathing his large and valuable library and his manuscripts to his nephew Robert, who saw many of them into print. Xaupi, Joseph (1688-1778) from Peripignan. Was a French writer and Theologian. He was the Dean of the Theology department & Abbot of Jau. He wrote "Recherches historiques sur la noblesse des citoyens honors of de Perpignan et de Barcelone, connus sous le nom de citoyens nobles: pour servir de suite au Traité de la noblesse de La Roque" (Paris, 1763). [xx], 338 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [title-page in Arabic, transliterated as] Kitab Ta'lim al-Masihi sannafahu al-Ub [sic] al-fadil al-mukarram sayyiduna Armandes Yohanna dhu Blesis de Rishelyu al-mufakhkham Mutran madinat Lawsun ... waqad tarjamahu min al-lugha al-Faransawiyyah ila al-lugha al-'Arabiyyah al-Badi' Justu de Bawvaz Ra'is al-Kabusayn al-muqimayn bi-madinat Baghdad.

      Lutetiae Parisiorum: Sumptibus Societatis Typographicae Librorum Officii Ecclesiastici, iussu regis constitutae, [excudebat Antonius Vitray] 4to (24 cm; 9.25"). [6] ff., 415, [1] pp.. 1640 Sole edition of Cardinal Richelieu's Instruction du chrestien in Arabic. The main text of this catechism is totally in Arabic; the imprint is in Latin; the preliminaries are in French, Latin, and Arabic; and the letters of Louis XIII (at the end) are in French. The work was translated into Arabic by Juste du Beauvais (O.F.M. cap.) while at Aleppo. Provenance: 20th-century stamp of the Redemptorists' library at Mount St. Alphonsus. Searches of NUC, WorldCat, and COPAC locate four copies in the U.S. and only one in the U.K. Recent laced-case heavy-paper binding with ties and caramel-colored leather spine label. Age-toned, with cockling of paper, chipping to and waterstaining in some margins, rubber-stamp on rear blank page. Not a pristine copy; still, solid, complete, and uncommon.

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        Territorio Padovano.

      Amsterdam, 1640 - Incisione in rame, colorata d'epoca, mm 382x500. Elegante carta eseguita sul modello maginiano. Ottimo esemplare. W. Blaeu, astronomo allievo di Tycho Brahe, fondò un'officina per la costruzione di globi nel 1599; quasi immediatamente iniziò a pubblicare anche carte geografiche, giungendo nel 1630 alla creazione del primo atlante "Atlantis Appendix" e cinque anni dopo, della prima edizione in due tomi del "Atlas Novus". Dopo la sua morte nel 1638, a cura del figlio Johan si giunse nel 1662 alla pubblicazione del celebre "Atlas Maior" in 11 volumi. Nel 1672 un incendio distrusse l'officina e segnò la fine dell'attività.

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        [White polyanthus jonquil with small flowers] Narcissus iuncifolius polyanthos albus; [Wild tulip] Lilio Narcissus Bononiensis; [Summer snoflake] Leucoium Bulbosum minus

      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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        Danube map - Blaeu, c. 1640.

      The Danube, Europe's largest river  - "Danubius fluvius Europae maximus"This dramatic map depicts the course of the river Danube and the surrounding countries from its headwaters in the Black Forest of southern Germany to its delta at the Black Sea. The river flows through a series of broad and fertile valleys with several of eastern Europe's most important cities on its banks.This is one of Blaeu's largest atlas maps, printed on two joined sheets. Published approx. 1640. Two magnificent cartouches, one of the Holy Roman Emperor and the Ottoman Sultan, representing the long stuggle between the two powers for control of the region, the other, around the scale, has allegorical figures of the various tributaries of the river.Original hand colouring. Verso: blank. Size: 41,6 x 96,7 cm.Price: € 975,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        Works

      London, Printed by Richard Bishop. M. DC. XL [1640]. Folio: 226, [63]-668 p., headpieces, initials, marginal notes. (A-S6, T5, G2-G6, H-Z6, Aa-Zz6, Aaa-Kkk6, Lll4); 29.5 cm. Each part has separate title-page and the above imprint except for Potaster, London, Printed by Robert Young. M. DC. XL. Contents: Epigrammes. I. Booke. The Author B. J.; Part Of The Kings Entertainment, In Passing To His Coronation. The Author B. J.; A Panegyre, On The Happy Entrance Of Iames, our Soveraigne, to His first high Session of Parliament in this his Kingdome, the 19 of March, 1603. The Author B. J.; A Particular Entertainment Of The Queene And Prince their Highnesse at Althrope, At The Right Honourable the Lord Spencers, on Saturday being the 25. of Iune 1603. as they came first into the Kingdom; The Author B. J.; Masques At Court. The Author B. J., incomplete: ends with catchword 'Till'; Every Man Out Of His Humour. A Comicall Satyre. First Acted in the yeere 1599. By the then Lord Chamberlaine his Servants: With the allowance of the Master of Revells. The Author B. I.; Cynthias Revels. Or The Fovntaine Of Selfe-Love. A Comicall Satyre. First Acted in the yeere 1600. By the then Children of Queen Elizabeths Chappell. With the allowance of the Master of Revells. The Author B. I.; Potaster, Or His Arraignement. A Comicall Satyre. First Acted in the yeere 1601. By the then Children of Queene Elizabeths Chappell. With the allowance of the Master of Revels. The Author B. J.; Seianus His Fall. A Tragedie. First Acted in the yeere 1603. By the Kings Maiesties Servants. With the allowance of the Master of Revells. The Author B. J.; Volpone, Or The Fox. A Comedy. First Acted in the yeere 1605. By the Kings Maiesties Servants. With the allowance of the Master of Revells. The Author B. J.; Epicine, Or The Silent Woman. A Comedy. First Acted in the yeere 1609. By the Children of her Maiesties Revells. With the allowance of the Master of Revells. The Author B. J.; The Alchemist. A Comedy. Acted in the yeere 1610. By the Kings Maiesties Servants. With the allowance of the Master of Revells. The Author B. J.; Catiline His Conspiracy. A Tragedy. Acted in the years 1611... Detailed collations on request. Faded dampstain through much of lower margin; outer bottom corner of p. 187/188 torn with partial loss of catchword; closed tears at inner tops of pp. 189/190 and [523/524]; ink note on p. 600 with ink smear on inner margin. Expertly rebound by Dragonfly Bindery in red mottled calf, gilt spine decoration, red leather spine label. A very good and handsome copy. Stock#OB317.

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        THEATRUM BOTANICUM: THE THEATER OF PLANTS. OR, AN UNIVERSALL AND COMPLETE HERBALL

      London: T. Cotes, 1640. First Edition. The Theater of Plants is "an herbal of large extent" and generally considered the last of the great English Herbals [Anderson, 227]. With 1775 pages describing nearly 3,800 plants, and over 2,700 woodcuts, it is worthy of the description "large extent". The splendid allegorical title page has been colored, as have a number of the plates. The title page "depict[s] signs of divine guidance: 'a cloud by day, a pillar of fire by night', and the presence of Adam, the first gardener, and Solomon, wises of men...and the scope of the work was well indicated by showing plants from the various continents" [Anderson, 230]. The "last of the old English herbalists" was Apothecary to James I, and his work was more original than either Gerard or Johnson" [Garrison-Morton, 1823] An important book, "the Theatrum marked a glorious sunset of the age of herbals, and it left a glow that will last as long as the English language is read" [Anderson, 234]. On the blank leaf is the name "Thomas Goldingham,, Ano. 1659" and the later note "June 21, 1666. Sold this book to Mr Hanserd Knollys [who was an English particular Baptist minister] for tenn pounds and warranted perfect by me, Nathaniell Nor[illegible]." A several small patches to the verso of the title page, and four (of 2700) woodcuts are repaired. The greens of the cuts have oxidized. Lacking the rear endpaper with a 1" x 2" surface loss to the front endpaper. In contemporary paneled calf with repair to the spine and wear to the corners. (Garrison-Morton, 1823; Anderson, Illustrated History of the Herbals).

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        ORNATUS MULIEBRIS ANGLICANUS, Or the Severall Habits of English Women, From the Nobilitie to the Contry Woman, as They Are in These Times, 1640 .

      (London, [Henry Overton]) circa 1700.Issue unknown as LACKING TITLE PAGE, late 17th or early 18th century, small 4to, approximately 260 x 200 mm, 10¼ x 7½ inches, 26 etched plates, complete, image size approximately 135 x 132 mm, 5¼ x 2 7 / 8, varying very slightly, good impressions, all plates numbered in lower corner of image, a few bound slightly out of order, the collection handsomely bound in modern half calf over new marbled sides, patterned gilt dividing lines, raised bands, gilt rules and gilt floral ornament in 5 compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. A collection of 25 full length elegant and attractive costume plates of English gentlewomen and 1 of a kitchen maid, originally published in 1640. Very popular there were many issues up to the end of the 18th century. The plates in our collection are on laid paper with 2 different watermarks: the Strasburg Lily and the Fleur de Lys, and are in Pennington's State ii. Plate 1 very slightly chipped at fore - edge and at lower outer corner, neatly repaired, small closed tear to inner edge of No.9, another to inner margin of No. 10, lower margin of No.14 and No.15, 2 tiny closed tears to corner of No.16, another closed tear 60 mm (2 3 / 8") to outer margin of No.12, not entering image, all neatly repaired on reverse, very light creasing to lower blank margin corner of No.11 plus a very small pale brown spot in same corner. A very good complete set of these famous Hollar plates, lacking title page as noted. Pennington, Wenceslaus Hollar, page 292, 1778 - 1803A; Colas, Bibliographie du Costume, 1464; Hiler, Bibliographjy of Costume, page 443. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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