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        Guaiana sive Provinciae intra Rio de las Amazonas atque Rio de Yviapari sive Orinoque.

      Leiden: Chez Bonaventure & Abraham Elseviers, 1640. - Single sheet, (13 ¼ x 15 ¾ inches, full margins showing the platemark). Fine engraved map of Guyana showing the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers, the title within a fine strapwork cartouche, a second cartouche containing the distance scale, and a large compass rose (old central fold, edges browned). First French edition, first published in Dutch in 1625. Fine engraved map of Guyana, showing the mythical Lake Parime, with a fine title cartouche, a second cartouche containing the distance scale, and a large compass rose. The equator is identified, as well as the Amazon River, Orinoco River, and various tributaries. "There still remained an unknown region in Central Guiana, where were plains periodically inundated by the overflow of the Rapanuni, Essequibo, and Branco (Parima) rivers. Here must Eldorado be; and here the maps, shortly after this, placed the mysterious lake and its auriferous towers of Manoa down to a comparatively recent time. According to Humboldt and Schomburgk, it was after the return of Raleigh's and Keymis's expedition that Hondius was the first in his 'Nieuwe Caerte van het goudreyke landt Guiana' (1599), to introduce the Laguna Parima with its city Manoa in a map We find the lake also in the 'Nieuwe Wereldt' of De Laet in 1630, and in the editions of that year in other languages" (Justin Winsor, ed., "Narrative and Critical History of America," p. 587). De Laet was born in Antwerp but in 1585, the family, like thousands of Flemish Protestants, fled to the northern Netherlands. After studying philosophy in Leiden the young de Laet traveled to London in 1603, obtained his denizenship, but after the death of his wife returned to Leiden, where in April 1608 he "married Maria Boudewijns van Berlicum (d. 1643). There he made a fortune through overseas trade and land investments, at home and at Laetburg, near Albany, in New Netherland. In 1619 he was appointed a director of the Dutch West Indies Company, a position he held until his death. "In the ongoing religious quarrels which troubled Holland, de Laet sided with the counter-remonstrants (Gomarists) against the remonstrants (Arminians), an allegiance evident in his 'Commentarii de Pelagianis et Semi-Pelagianis' (1617). In 1618 he was delegated for Leiden to the Synod of Dort, where he befriended the theologian Samuel Ward, master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, one of the several English delegates. In his leisure time he proved a prolific, many-sided scholar with a keen interest in theology, geography, botany, classical philology, and comparative historical linguistics. Still of importance are his lavishly illustrated books on the Americas-'Nieuwe wereldt' (1625), which he also translated into Latin (1633) and French (1640) [as here], a detailed account of the early years of the 'Dutch West Indies Company' (1644), and 'Historia naturalis Brasiliae' (1648). He contributed eleven volumes to the Elzevier 'Respublicae' series, including ones on Scotland and Ireland (1627), England (1630), and India (1631). In a magisterial polemic with Hugo Grotius, he disproved Grotius's claims that the Native Americans originated from China, Ethiopia, and Norway (1644). His deluxe edition of Vitruvius's 'De architectura' (1649) includes his Latin translation of Sir Henry Wotton's 'The Elements of Architecture' (1624). De Laet was an astute Anglo-Saxonist, corresponding and co-operating with (but also envied by) such antiquaries as William Camden, Sir Henry Spelman, Sir John Spelman, Abraham Wheelock, Sir Simonds D'Ewes, John Selden, and Patrick Young. Archbishop James Ussher lent him the famous 'Caedmon' manuscript (Bodl. Oxf., MS Junius 11) for an Old English-Latin dictionary he was compiling. His correspondence with John Morris reflects contemporary Anglo-Dutch intellectual exchange, while his unpublished epistolary exchange with Sir William Boswell (d. 1649), English ambassador in The Hague, is a particularly rich quarry for evidence of political and economic interchange between [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Helvetiae Rhetiae & Valesiae cum omnibus finitimis regionibus tabula vulgo Schweitzerland.

      Johannes Janssonius., Amsterdam, 1640 - Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius. (Zwischen 1640 und 1670). Blattgrösse: 51,5x62 cm. Gestochene kolorierte Karte (41x52,5 cm) Blumer 103. - Haller 114. - Sammlung Ryhiner 3202.22. - Titelkartusche oben links, weitere Kartuschen oben rechts, unten links (Legende) und unten rechts (Massstab). - Auf neue Leinwand aufgezogen. Linker Rand ausserhalb der Platte fachgerecht restauriert. Sprache: N [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Garden bugloss] Buglossum sempervirens Hispanicum latifolium; [White Italian bugloss] Buglossum Italicum flore albo; [Blue Italian bugloss] Buglossum Italicum flore coeruleo

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

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        The Famous and Memorable Works ... Faithfully Translated out of the Latin, and French, by Tho. Lodge, Doctor in Physicke

      London: Printed by J.L. for Andrew Hebb, 1640. Fifth edition of Lodge's translation. [10], 812, [31]pp. 1 vols. Folio. Full contemporary reversed calf, with blind-stamped monogram "T M" on upper and lower covers. Spine ends chipped, front joint cracked, lacking rear free endpaper, front pastedown torn, final leaf of text ragged at edges, marginal dampstaining and slight paper corrosion along fore edges at front and rear. Withal, a good, sound copy of this imposing folio. Lodge's was the first English translation into English of the great historian of the Jews, first published in 1602 and numerous times thereafter. Lodge is perhaps best remembered for his prose romance ROSALYND (1590), the source of Shakespeare's As You Like It.

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        LXXX Sermons Preached By That Learned And Reverend Divine, John Donne, Dr. In Divinity, Late Deane of the Cathedrall Church of S. Pauls London

      London: Printed for Richard Royston, in Ivie-Lane, and Richard Marriot in S. Dunstans Church-yard in Fleetstreet, 1640. First edition, and also the first appearance of Walton's "Life and Death of Dr Donne", later state of the additional title. Engraved portrait by Merian (in second state, as usual). A-B6, C4, B-Aaaa6, Bbbb4 , Cccc7. Bound without first and last blanks (A1 and Ccc8). 1 vols. 4to (344x223mm.). Contemporary calf, early neat rebacking, new endpapers. Portrait with strengthening at inner margin. Some wear at outer margins of the first four leaves. Bookplate Bibliothecam Doncastriensem and ownership inscription on title-page with gift inscription to them from the Reverend Lees Ward of Jesus College, Cambridge, "Ad Bibliothecam Doncastriensem Ex Dono Viiri Reverend Lees Ward Coll Jesu apud Cantab. Socii.". Donne remains a towering figure in English literature no less for his preaching than for his poetry. "Of Donne's estimated 180 sermons, the extraordinary total of 160 survive - monumental evidence that he was both a prolific and a popular preacher. The reasons for his popularity are clear: the sermons are not only rich in learning and curious lore; they are characteristically personal and powerful in their phrasing ... At his most characteristic, he is the spokesman before God of a virile, unconquerable humanity" (Norton, 913, 918). Now considered "very rare," this volume of sermons is one of three folios issued by Donne's son between 1640 and 1660, after Donne's death (Allibone, 513). In addition to Donne's addresses for major Christian festivals and his masterful expositions of the penitential psalms, LXXX Sermons also contains the first appearance of Walton's Life of Donne, the standard biographical text, "written with an extraordinary grace and spontaneity" (Keynes) One of the great mid-seventeenth-century English folios.

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        M?moires 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 Fran?ois. 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 Fran?ois

      Amstelredam (Paris): Aletinosgraphede Clearetimelee & Graphexechon de Pistartiste; A l'enseigne des trois Vertus couronnees d'Araranthe; Augustine Courbe, [1640] and 1662. First edition, second issue (Paralelles de Cesar et Henry le Grand in italics) of volumes I & II, first edition of volume III & IV. brown full leather, spines lettered and decorated in gilt with raised bands, all edges speckled (bound at different times by different binders). Spines with some wear, covers a little rubbed, more so on volume II; interors fine. Folio. 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) 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 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 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 [Brunet IV,V, 589-590. Einaudi 5507].

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        Ornemens de peinture et de sculpture, qui sont dans la Galerie d'Apollon, au Chasteau du Louvre, et dans le grand Appartement du Roy, au Palis des Tuilleries. [Paris] 1710. Mit 24 von 29 Kupferstichtafeln (je 59 x 41 cm).

      . Dessinez et gravez par les Srs. Jean Berain (1640-1711) ; Jean Berain (1674-1726) ; Gerard Jean-Baptiste Scotin (1671-1716) ; Francois Chauveau (1613-1676) ; Jean Lemoyne (1638-1713). Ornemens de peinture et de sculpture, qui sont dans la Galerie d'Apollon, au Chasteau du Louvre, et dans le grand Appartement du Roy, au Palis des Tuilleries. [Paris] 1710. Mit 24 von 29 Kupferstichtafeln (je 59 x 41 cm) - die Tafelblätter Nr. 2, 7, 8, 27, 29 fehlen. Großfolio. Etwas späteres Halbleder mit verstärkten Leder-Ecken mit Rückentitel in Goldprägedruck. Zustand: Einband etwas beschabt und berieben. Oberes Kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Die Kupferstiche 2, 7, 8, 27 und 29 fehlen. Fast durchgehend stockfleckig, zumeist im breiten Außensteg. Nikotingeruch. Weitere Informationen (frz. / eng.) zu diesem seltenen Tafelband: Le titre est gr. par Gerard Jean-Baptiste Scotin d'apres Jean Berain, les pl. 2 a 12 (Trumeaux et plafond de la Galerie d'Apollon) sont attribuees a Jean Berain I, mais seraient gr. par Jean Berain fils (cf. Desire Guilmard, Les maitres ornemanistes..., 1880, n° 29); les pl. 13 a 25 (Portes du grand appartement des Tuilleries) gr. par Francois Chauveau ; enfin les pl. 26 a 29 (Lambris dans le grand appartement des Tuileries) gr. par Jean Lemoyne. Engraved title by Gerard Jean-Baptiste Scotin after Berain & 28 engraved plates drawn & engraved by Jean Berain (father and son), Francois Chauveau & Jean Le Moine (Lemoyne). The plates show the wall and ceiling ornaments of Galerie d'Apollon in the Louvre drawn and engraved by Jean Berain (8 von 11), and those for doors and wall paneling of Louis XIV's apartment in the Tuilleries drawn and engraved by Francois Chauveau (13) and Jean Le Moine (2 von 4)..

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        Ovid's Metamorphosis Englished, Mythologiz'd, and Represented in Figures by G.S. [George Sandys]

      London: Printed by J.L. for Andrew Hebb, 1640. Fourth edition of the Sandys translation. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Ovid, additional engraved title-page by Salamon Savery after Francisco Clein, and 15 engraved plates. 1 vols. Folio. Bound in full early twentieth-century red crushed levant morocco gilt, skillfully rebacked with the original spine laid down, by Stern & Dess, circa 1920. Portrait and engraved title slightly waterstained, the latter with one small closed tear repaired, else fine, in a brown cloth morocco-backed slipcase. Penned on the Banks of the James River, Virginia, 1626 Sandys' translation of the Metamorphosis is of special note as being the first major poetic production to come from American soil. Sandys became Treasurer of the Virginia Company in 1621 and sailed to America with the Governor, Sir Francis Wyatt. Before leaving, he had started the translation, but it was on the banks the James River that he finally finished it in 1626, dedicating it to Charles I. According to Kunitz and Haycraft, "he seems to have been of rather a quarrelsome disposition, and after many differences with his fellow members and with his neighbors he returned to England for good in 1631." His Ovid remained a very popular translation for over a century after his time, and greatly admired by Pope. This was the last lifetime edition, and also contains the first book of his translation of Virgil's Aeneid. Sandys (pronounced 'Sands') died in 1644. A particularly attractive copy, bearing an early ownership signature ("Jo: Rawling"?) on the engraved title, dated 1654.

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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

      Amstelredam (Paris): Aletinosgraphede Clearetimelee & Graphexechon de Pistartiste; A l'enseigne des trois Vertus couronnees d'Araranthe; Augustine Courbe, [1640] and 1662. First edition, second issue (Paralelles de Cesar et Henry le Grand in italics) of volumes I & II, first edition of volume III & IV. brown full leather, spines lettered and decorated in gilt with raised bands, all edges speckled (bound at different times by different binders). Spines with some wear, covers a little rubbed, more so on volume II; interors fine. Folio. 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) 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 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 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 [Brunet IV, V, 589-590. Einaudi 5507].

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        The Famous and Memorable Works ... Faithfully Translated out of the Latin, and French, by Tho. Lodge, Doctor in Physicke

      London: Printed by J.L. for Andrew Hebb, 1640. Fifth edition of Lodge's translation. [10], 812, [31]pp. 1 vols. Folio. Full contemporary reversed calf, with blind-stamped monogram "T M" on upper and lower covers. Spine ends chipped, front joint cracked, lacking rear free endpaper, front pastedown torn, final leaf of text ragged at edges, marginal dampstaining and slight paper corrosion along fore edges at front and rear. Withal, a good, sound copy of this imposing folio. Fifth edition of Lodge's translation. [10], 812, [31]pp. 1 vols. Folio. Lodge's was the first English translation into English of the great historian of the Jews, first published in 1602 and numerous times thereafter. Lodge is perhaps best remembered for his prose romance ROSALYND (1590), the source of Shakespeare's As You Like It.

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        Documenti d'amore

      1640. POUSSIN, Nicolas. Documenti d'amore. By Francesco da Barberino. [48], 376, [140] pp. Half-title, engraved title by C. Bloemart after A. Camassei showing Cupid catching bees in a pastoral landscape, engraved author portrait by C. Vouillemont, 14 full-page emblematic engravings by Bloemart and G. F. Greuter after various artists, including at least two engravings after Nicolas Poussin, woodcut ornamental initials and tailpieces. 4to., 239 x 165 mm, bound in 18th-century Italian vellum over pasteboard, red morocco gilt lettering-piece on spine, marbled paste-down endpapers, edges speckled red. Rome: Vitale Mascardi, 1640. First Edition of one of the more celebrated illustrated books of the Italian Baroque. Essentially the first courtesy book (Dante Gabriel Rossetti suggested that its title might be best translated as "Laws of Courtesy"), the "Teachings of Love" contains practical moral precepts and guidelines to social behavior for men of every walk of life, and philosophical reflections on the human condition. Francesco da Barberino (1264-1348), Tuscan poet and contemporary of Dante, Cimabue, and Giotto, was widely read and widely traveled. He spent five years as Papal Notary at the Avignon court; and for his Ghibelline tendencies was temporarily exiled from Florence before being allowed to return in 1315. Thenceforth Barberino enjoyed a long and distinguished career as lawyer and privileged citizen. During his years in France he gained a knowledge of Provençal literature which influenced the style and language of his poetry. This edition is illustrated with fourteen allegorical engravings "very similar to emblems" (Praz) which introduce each of the twelve parts of the Documenti as well as the prologue and final section of additional poems. Engraved by Bloemart, G. F. Greuter and Fabia della Cornia, they reproduce drawings by A. and L. Magalotti, C. Massimi, F. Zuccaro and other well-known artists of the period. The portrait of the author (signed: Nic. Pucci, inv.) and the last engraving (p. 357), showing the god of love astride a horse in the sky, shooting his arrows into humans below, are after drawings by Nicolas Poussin. Although the latter engraving is signed by Greuter after Camillo Massimi, its true source was revealed when the original drawing by Poussin was discovered in the Windsor Castle collections in the 1960s. It has been suggested that the two other engravings signed by Massimi (pp. 91 and 307) might also be after Poussin. Another engraving, the one on p. 211, is based on a drawing by Federico Zuccaro. The Documenti are divided into 12 parts, each under the rubric of a different virtue (Docilità, Industria, Costanza, Pazienza, Prudenza, etc.). The editor Federico Ubaldini added an impressive scholarly apparatus including a life of the author, a brief summary of each Canzone, and a detailed glossary of Francesco's vocabulary and special usages of words and phrases, including citations of similar usages in contemporary Italian and Provencal literary works and from contemporary and later dictionaries; the 8-page list of these sources specifies the manuscripts or printed editions consulted. A few other poems, including a short ballet, are printed at the end. Apart from occasional insignificant browning (mostly in quires N and O), this is an excellent copy. PROVENANCE: Unidentified blind-stamped ex-libris on free endleaves, an hourglass with initials R P and motto "Dammi Tempo." Gamba 97. Landwehr 136. Praz, pp. 83-4 and 265. Cicognara 1985. Hollstein II, 216-23.

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        Les Vrais Pourtraits

      1640. PASSE, the younger, Crispijn van de. Les Vrais Pourtraits de quelques unes des plus grandes dames de la Chrestiente, desguisees en Bergeres. I. Partie. (- Part II: les Damoiselles Nobles & Dames de Qualité… - Part III. les Pourtraits des Femmes et Filles d'honorable Marchants... Part IV. Le Choeur des Muses, avec leur Chansons a l'honneur des vertueuses Femmes et Filles). Four parts in one, separately titled. 57 leaves, including engravings, most with text on versos. Titles and text in French and Dutch. Woodcut music. Illustrated with an engraved additional title ("Le Bouquet des Bergeres"), 36 engravings containing 72 oval engraved portraits of women, printed on rectos with the letterpress verse captions on facing versos, and a final allegorical engraving of the Sphinx and the Shepherd, all by Crispijn van de Passe. Oblong 8vo., 145 x 190 mm, bound in later vellum over pasteboards. Amsterdam: Joost Broersz for the author, 1640. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition of this famous series of engraved portraits of women, picturing sovereigns and noble ladies of Europe, noble young (unmarried) women, and wives and daughters of the prosperous merchant class. The work is of interest for historians of the Dutch Golden Age, as the 72 portraits are of real, individual women, their identity disguised by pseudonyms, including members of the most distinguished Dutch families. It is also a significant document in the history of costume. All but a few of the women are dressed in the fashionable disguise of shepherdesses, an idyllic pastoral mode made popular by paintings of the Utrecht school in the 1620s, which by 1640 had spread to theatre, literature, and fashion. Pastoral dress was, significantly, thought to be "above" the constant changes of fashion, and Crispijn explains in his preface that he chose to dress his ladies in this manner in order to avoid the "almost ridiculous" appearance of fashions gone stale. Each portrait is accompanied by a French quatrain with a Dutch prose translation on the facing verso. These poems, which dwell on "the ladies' relations with the opposite sex" (Veldman, p. 330), provide no clue to the subjects' identities, to be divined by the reader from clues contained in the poem accompanying the final sphinx and shepherd print. Among the ladies depicted are "Marie de Medicis, the queens of Spain, England, Sweden and Denmark, Amalia van Solms, the Duchesse of Lorraine and the Countess of Culemborg" (Veldman). The women of the burgher class, shown in part 3, were mostly members of Crispijn's circle of friends in Amsterdam and Utrecht and have proven most difficult for later scholars to identify. Part 4 is devoted to artistic women known to the author personally, portrayed as different muses. Several gifted artists have been identified from this group, including Anna and Cornelia Vossius, the painter and engraver Barbara van den Broeck, and one Maria van der Heyden, whom he refers to as his cousin. This is one of a handful of print books written and illustrated by Crispijn van de Passe the younger (1594-1670), who worked mainly on commission for others after 1644. An outspoken Orangist, he became a political journalist and published illustrated lampoons, a few of which landed him in jail. He died in poverty in 1670, the last survivor of his talented family. A fine copy with distinguished provenance. Slight soiling to title, some faint marginal discoloration, small light dampstain in upper margins of first few leaves and lower margins of last few leaves. It is important to stress that this copy offers the rare first impressions of these portraits, not to be confused with the inferior reprints. PROVENANCE: Sir Thomas Brooke, with ex-libris; Édouard Rahir, with ex-libris (his sale, Part V, Paris 1937, lot 1517). D. Franken, L'Oeuvre gravée des Van de Passe 1871. Colas 2290. Lipperheide 525. Brunet I, 22. Gay-Lemonnyer III:1381. Ilja M. Veldman, Crispijn de Passe and his Progeny (1564-1670), pp. 329-331. Cf. M. Loutitt, "The Romantic Dress of Saskia van Ulenborch: its pastoral and theatrical associations," The Burlington Magazine, vol. 115, no. 92 (1973), pp. 317-326 (citing the Vrais Pourtraits at length as a key work for the understanding of several Rembrandt paintings).

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        Experimental Enquiry concerning the Natural Powers of Wind and Water to turn Mills and Other Machines depending on a Circular Motion. And an experimental examination of the quantity and proportion of mechanic power necessary to be employed in giving different degrees of velocity to heavy bodies from a state of rest. Also new fundamental experiments upon the collision of bodies. The second edition.

      Second edition in book form of these three papers, detailing the experiments "that constituted his chief contribution to science" (DSB). The first and longest paper is best known for Smeaton's demonstration that overshot waterwheels, contrary to popular opinion, are twice as efficient as undershot."Smeaton was not only the greatest civil engineer of the 18th century but 'the first to achieve distinction as an engineering scientist' (Skempton). His reputation largely sprang from these three seminal papers. The first and most famous, on wind- and watermills ('justly regarded as the most masterly report ever published on this subject', comments Samuel Smiles) established an empirical tradition in British engineering as well as the use of scale model testing in fluid mechanics. The second paper, which grew directly out of the first, is concerned with prime-mover experiments, particularly in relation to the concept of work, while the third, on the collision of bodies, sets out successfully to measure exactly the loss of energy on impact using an instrument designed and made by Smeaton himself. In all three he is concerned to apply sound theory to practical engineering and 'in taking this positionwas equalled by few and excelled by none (Norman Smith, 'Scientific Work' in John Smeaton FRS, edited by A.W. Skempton).Skempton, British civil engineering 1640-1840, 1344.8vo, pp. vii, 110, (2) adverts, 5 folding engraved plates from drawings by Smeaton, 2 folding tables, other tables in the text. Original boards, uncut and partly unopened, printed paper label on spine. Spine slightly cracked, and foot of spine torn, but a very fine, fresh copy. The Macclesfield copy, with the South Library bookplate and blind stamp at the top of the first four leaves.

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        Pedemontium. "Stato del Piemonte

      Europe: Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Piedmont from volume 3 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas novus. Pars Tertia " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. The map shows the state of Piedmont with the Alps on two sides, the course of the river Po and Turin. Decorative title cartouche and scale. Original colour; creasing to centrefold; 2 tears to lower margin close to centrefold, repaired on verso;lightly toned a few spots to blank margins. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in history and modern times. The "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum " or "Atlas Novus" Willem Blaeu's great project enlarging the "Appendix" was advertised in 1634, was first published in a preliminary edition in 1635. (preface dated 10-3-1634) two volumes. The final edition comprising again two volumes with 109 & 99 maps respectively with German text also published 1635; an edition with Dutch text, (preface dated 22-4-1635) 104 & 103 maps; French text( preface dated 1-7-1635) 105 & 103 maps; and with Latin text (preface dated "ipsis Aprillis")105 & 102 maps. In 1640, after Willem's death a Third volume with French text and comprising 58 maps of Italy and 8 of Greece, was published; later the same year an edition was produced with Latin text. Still in 1640, variant editions in both languages were issued with an appendix of 4 maps of the British Isles as a precursor to the Fourth volume, which would be a complete description thereof. In 1645 the Fourth volume, "Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas, Mis en lumiere par Guillaume et Jean Bleau. Quartiesme Partie. " with a dedication to " A la serinissme Princesse Henriette-Marie Reine de la Grande Bretagne, France & Yrlande. " was published; preface dated 1 October 1645. This volume consisted of 58 maps with description of all the British Isles. The "Atlas Novus" was eventually extended to six volumes with the addition of a fifth volume, Scotland in 1654 and the following year a sixth the "Atlas Sinensis"of Martini. Joan Blaeu recognised that the wealthy patrons who would buy such an atlas were primarily concerned with display, thus aesthetic considerations were emphasised: the quality of the paper, binding, beautiful typography and bright colour, making maps from the Blaeu printing house amongst the most decorative of their time. Blaeu eventually updated and extended the "Theatrum" producing the "Atlas Major" in various formats from 9-12 volumes Koeman1, Bl 36B[223(I)] Europe Italy & Malta Piedmont

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        Gesamtans., 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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        Cremonæ Territorium "Territori di Cremona

      Europe: Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640. Original coloured, copper engraved map of the territory of Cremona from volume 3 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas novus. Pars Tertia " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. Decorative title cartouche. Original colour; light even toning with a few spots; drop of wax at to lower corners of blank margins; creasing at centrefold; crease to left half; split at lower centrefold [repaired to verso]. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in history and modern times. The "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum " or "Atlas Novus" Willem Blaeu's great project enlarging the "Appendix" was advertised in 1634, was first published in a preliminary edition in 1635. (preface dated 10-3-1634) two volumes. The final edition comprising again two volumes with 109 & 99 maps respectively with German text also published 1635; an edition with Dutch text, (preface dated 22-4-1635) 104 & 103 maps; French text( preface dated 1-7-1635) 105 & 103 maps; and with Latin text (preface dated "ipsis Aprillis")105 & 102 maps. In 1640, after Willem's death a Third volume with French text and comprising 58 maps of Italy and 8 of Greece, was published; later the same year an edition was produced with Latin text. Still in 1640, variant editions in both languages were issued with an appendix of 4 maps of the British Isles as a precursor to the Fourth volume, which would be a complete description thereof. In 1645 the Fourth volume, "Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas, Mis en lumiere par Guillaume et Jean Bleau. Quartiesme Partie. " with a dedication to " A la serinissme Princesse Henriette-Marie Reine de la Grande Bretagne, France & Yrlande. " was published; preface dated 1 October 1645. This volume consisted of 58 maps with description of all the British Isles. The "Atlas Novus" was eventually extended to six volumes with the addition of a fifth volume, Scotland in 1654 and the following year a sixth the "Atlas Sinensis"of Martini. Joan Blaeu recognised that the wealthy patrons who would buy such an atlas were primarily concerned with display, thus aesthetic considerations were emphasised: the quality of the paper, binding, beautiful typography and bright colour, making maps from the Blaeu printing house amongst the most decorative of their time. Blaeu eventually updated and extended the "Theatrum" producing the "Atlas Major" in various formats from 9-12 volumes Koeman1, Bl 36B[232(X)] Europe Italy & Malta Cremona

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        Map of the Kingdom of Candia. "Carta del Regno di Candia

      Greece: Vienna Gio. Battista Hacque c1670. Copper engraved, black and white map of Crete by Gaspar Bouttats, from"Historia di Leopoldo Cesare" by Galeazzo Gualdo Priorato. The map is after the cartography of Marco Boschini [Zacherakis: 592/394.] but has fewer place names. Fair impression; 2 sheets joined and folded therefor many vertical creases; paper soft; 6 small wormholes, 3 just within plate at left edge ,another 3 in right half east of Candia. Gaspar Bouttats I (Alternative names: Caspar Bouttats, Gasper Bouttats, Gaspard-Martin Bouttats and Jasper Bottats) (Antwerp, c. 1640 - Antwerp, 1695?"96) was a Flemish printmaker and engraver of the Baroque period. Zacharakis:673/459. Greece Crete

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        Candia. "Candia olim Creta

      Greece: Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Greece from volume 3 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas novus. Pars Tertia " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. General map of Greece showing the peninsular and the Archipelago across to the coast of Asia Minor. Title cartouche and two blank shields; ships to sea. Original colour; toning and general scattered spotting; tiny wormholes to upper & lower corners of blank margins; lower centre fold split with tape repair to verso. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in history and modern times. The "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum " or "Atlas Novus" Willem Blaeu's great project enlarging the "Appendix" was advertised in 1634, was first published in a preliminary edition in 1635. (preface dated 10-3-1634) two volumes. The final edition comprising again two volumes with 109 & 99 maps respectively with German text also published 1635; an edition with Dutch text, (preface dated 22-4-1635) 104 & 103 maps; French text( preface dated 1-7-1635) 105 & 103 maps; and with Latin text (preface dated "ipsis Aprillis")105 & 102 maps. In 1640, after Willem's death a Third volume with French text and comprising 58 maps of Italy and 8 of Greece, was published; later the same year an edition was produced with Latin text. Still in 1640, variant editions in both languages were issued with an appendix of 4 maps of the British Isles as a precursor to the Fourth volume, which would be a complete description thereof. In 1645 the Fourth volume, "Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas, Mis en lumiere par Guillaume et Jean Bleau. Quartiesme Partie. " with a dedication to " A la serinissme Princesse Henriette-Marie Reine de la Grande Bretagne, France & Yrlande. " was published; preface dated 1 October 1645. This volume consisted of 58 maps with description of all the British Isles. The "Atlas Novus" was eventually extended to six volumes with the addition of a fifth volume, Scotland in 1654 and the following year a sixth the "Atlas Sinensis"of Martini. Joan Blaeu recognised that the wealthy patrons who would buy such an atlas were primarily concerned with display, thus aesthetic considerations were emphasised: the quality of the paper, binding, beautiful typography and bright colour, making maps from the Blaeu printing house amongst the most decorative of their time. Blaeu eventually updated and extended the "Theatrum" producing the "Atlas Major" in various formats from 9-12 volumes Zacharakis;386/245;7Koeman1, Bl 36A [275/F] Greece Crete Candia

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        JARDIN FLORIDO DEL EXELENTISIMO SEÑOR CONDE DE MONTERREY Y DE FUENTES & C. OFRECIDO A SU EXCELENCIA POR EL BACHILLER DON JUAN SILVESTRE GOMEZ

      Pedro Tazo, Madrid 1640 - 20 hojas, sin numerar. En la portada escudo de armas grabado en madera. al dorso del fol.4, árbol genealógico grabado en madera. Todas las páginas orladas. En los preliminares contiene la "aprobación" dada por Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Palau 103602 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De la Terre Ferme, & du nouveau Royaume de Granade & de Popayan "Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan

      Americas: Amsterdam: Johannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640 [but 1643-1645].. Copper engraved map of Columbia from the 2nd edition of Blaeu's " Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas" Vol 2 Original outline colour; French text to verso. The map shows the Kingdom of of New Grenade which is the old name for the area roughly corresponding to present-day states of Colombia, Panama, Venezuela and Ecuador; Popayan being a province thereof. Good detail of the courses of the rivers Magdallena and St Marthe. Strapwork title cartouche and scale; compass roses to sea. Good impression; printed slightly crooked on page; some scattered spotting mainly to blank margins, a couple within plate. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in history and modern times. The "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum " or "Atlas Novus" Willem Blaeu's great project enlarging the "Appendix" was advertised in 1634, was first published in a preliminary edition in 1635. (preface dated 10-3-1634) two volumes. The final edition comprising again two volumes with 109 & 99 maps respectively with German text also published 1635; an edition with Dutch text, (preface dated 22-4-1635) 104 & 103 maps; French text( preface dated 1-7-1635) 105 & 103 maps; and with Latin text (preface dated "ipsis Aprillis")105 & 102 maps. Koeman:Bl 17: M [51]. Americas South America New Grenade Popayan Columbia Panama Venezuela Ecuador

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        Græcia. "Græcia

      Greece: Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Greece from volume 3 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas novus. Pars Tertia " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. General map of Greece showing the peninsular and the Archipelago across to the coast of Asia Minor. Decorative old coloured title cartouche surmounted by the Ottoman sultan; dedicatory shield; ship to sea. Original colour; minor spotting to blank margins, one rust spot close to Larissa; slight stain to lower left blank margin far from image; tiny tears to left edge; light creases to corners. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in history and modern times. The "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum " or "Atlas Novus" Willem Blaeu's great project enlarging the "Appendix" was advertised in 1634, was first published in a preliminary edition in 1635. (preface dated 10-3-1634) two volumes. The final edition comprising again two volumes with 109 & 99 maps respectively with German text also published 1635; an edition with Dutch text, (preface dated 22-4-1635) 104 & 103 maps; French text( preface dated 1-7-1635) 105 & 103 maps; and with Latin text (preface dated "ipsis Aprillis")105 & 102 maps. In 1640, after Willem's death a Third volume with French text and comprising 58 maps of Italy and 8 of Greece, was published; later the same year an edition was produced with Latin text. Still in 1640, variant editions in both languages were issued with an appendix of 4 maps of the British Isles as a precursor to the Fourth volume, which would be a complete description thereof. In 1645 the Fourth volume, "Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas, Mis en lumiere par Guillaume et Jean Bleau. Quartiesme Partie. " with a dedication to " A la serinissme Princesse Henriette-Marie Reine de la Grande Bretagne, France & Yrlande. " was published; preface dated 1 October 1645. This volume consisted of 58 maps with description of all the British Isles. The "Atlas Novus" was eventually extended to six volumes with the addition of a fifth volume, Scotland in 1654 and the following year a sixth the "Atlas Sinensis"of Martini. Joan Blaeu recognised that the wealthy patrons who would buy such an atlas were primarily concerned with display, thus aesthetic considerations were emphasised: the quality of the paper, binding, beautiful typography and bright colour, making maps from the Blaeu printing house amongst the most decorative of their time. Blaeu eventually updated and extended the "Theatrum" producing the "Atlas Major" in various formats from 9-12 volumes Zacharakis;384/245; Koeman1, Bl 36A [272/A] Greece Continental Greece Continental Greece

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        L'Ethiopie Inferieure. "Æthiopia Inferior vel Exterior. Partes magis Septentrionalis, quæ hic desiderantur, vide tabula Æthipiæ Superioris

      Africa: Amsterdam: Jean Blaeu, 1640. Copper engraved map of South Africa from Blaeu's " Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas " Vol 2 . Black & white; French text to verso Decorative title cartouche; native Africans holding a buffalo skin, monkeys and turtles at their feet; elephants to Mozambique, and buffalos and monkeys to interior; large ships and turtle to seas. Good impression;slight creasing at centre fold Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in history and modern times. The "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum " or "Atlas Novus" Willem Blaeu's great project enlarging the "Appendix" was advertised in 1634, was first published in a preliminary edition in 1635. (preface dated 10-3-1634) two volumes. The final edition comprising again two volumes with 109 & 99 maps respectively with German text also published 1635; an edition with Dutch text, (preface dated 22-4-1635) 104 & 103 maps; French text( preface dated 1-7-1635) 105 & 103 maps; and with Latin text (preface dated "ipsis Aprillis")105 & 102 maps. Koeman I Bl 17. F. [205];Van der Krogt II, p.150 and 2:212.2 Africa South Africa

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        Tabula geographica, in qua omnes regiones urbes, oppid, et loca describuntur, quorum mentioi fit in Actis et Epistolis Apostolorum, et Apocalypsi; de integro multis in locis emendata, ac regionum limitibus destincta, auct. D. R. M. Mathes. Geographische beschryvinghe aller landen, steden en plaetsenvan welcken vermest wordt inde Handelighen, ende Sendbrieven van der Apostelen; van nieus in vielen plaetsen verbetert, ende met landpaelen onderscheyden door D. R. M. Mathes. Gedruckt t.Amsteredamm by Jan Evertz Cloppenborch. Met Previlegie voor 8 Iaeren. [altkolorierter Kupferstich / handcolored copper engraving].

      . . Altkolorierte Karte des Mittelmeerraumes von Italien bis 'Arabia deserta' (Vollkolorierung) gestochen von Johannes Baptist van Doetechum. Aus der Plancius-Bibel von Cloppenburg um 1640. Mit Titel-und Meilenkartusche. Karte umrahmt von 15 ebenfalls vollkolorierten Darstellungen mit Szenen aus der Bibel. Maße Blatt: 34,0 x 39,8 cm. Maße Platte: 27,5 x 38,0 cm. Karte hinter Passepartout montiert (41,4 x 51,3 cm). Sehr gutes Exemplar. Handcolored cooper engraving from about 1640. Measure sheet: 34,0 x 39,8 cm. Measure plate: 27,5 x 38,0 cm. Map mounted behind passepartout (41,4 x 51,3 cm). Fine condition.

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        Cuckoopint in flower and in fruit] Arum; [Cuckoopint, juvenile shoot] Arum latifolium; [Spring meadow saffron] Colchicum Vernum flo pleno purpureum; [Star hyacinth] Hyacinthus Stellatus flore coeruleo

      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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        Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, the life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca

      London: R. Bishop for William Hils, to be sold by Daniel Pakeman,, 1640. And the meanes Duke Valentine us'd to put to death Vitellozzo Vitelli, Oliverotto of Fermo, Paul, and the Duke of Gravina. Translated out of Italian into English; by E.D. with some animadversions noting and taxing his errours. Duodecimo (145 x 80mm). Contemporary unlettered sheep, double blind rules. Housed in a leather-entry marbled slipcase and leather-backed chemise. Slight wear and some scratches to rear cover, mild creases to spine, some minor restoration to spine ends and to rear joint leaving it a little stiff, minor wear to gutter of title page, pp. 120/21, pp. 144/5 partially adhered, and the final leaf to pastedown also, near-contemporary ink markings to pastedowns and to first two leaves, occasional faint marginalia, but otherwise on the whole internally clean. A very good copy. First edition in English of Machiavelli's famous handbook for rulers (1513, published Rome 1532), dedicated to Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence from 1513. The Prince appears to have been banned from publication in England during the Elizabethan period, though translations circulated in manuscript. It was so controversial that it had to wait for over a century, and was the last of Machiavelli's great works, to be published in English. Even then, Dacres found it politic to frame the book with moral reservations or "animadversions", though he did not allow them to seep into his text as did later translators Nevile and Farneworth; he also resisted more than they did the temptation to improve on Machiavelli's style by rhetorical embellishments. "Hitherto political speculation had tended to be a rhetorical exercise based on the implicit assumption of Church or Empire. Machiavelli founded the science of modern politics on the study of mankind … Politics was a science to be divorced entirely from ethics, and nothing must stand in the way of its machinery. Many of the remedies he proposed for the rescue of Italy were eventually applied. His concept of the qualities demanded from a ruler and the absolute need of a national militia came to fruition in the monarchies of the seventeenth century and their national armies" (PMM). Machiavelli viewed The Prince as an objective description of political reality. Because he viewed human nature as venal, grasping, and thoroughly self-serving, he suggested that ruthless cunning is appropriate to the conduct of government. Though admired for its incisive brilliance, the book also has been widely condemned as cynical and amoral, and "Machiavellian" has come to mean deceitful, unscrupulous, and manipulative. This copy bears near contemporary ownership inscriptions to title page verso and rear pastedown of "Francis Bornill", with some pious inscriptions in his hand. The copy also bears, to title page recto and verso, the faint library stamp of Our Lady's Abbey, Mount St. Bernard, a 19th-century Cistercian monastery in Leicester which has the distinction of being the first permanent monastery established in England since the Reformation. It is the only Trappist monastery left in England.

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        Les Isles Moluques. "Moluccæ Insula Celeberrimæ

      Asia: Amsterdam "chez Jean & Corn. Blaeu" 1640. Original coloured, copper engraved map of the Spice Islands, the Moluccas from the 2nd volume of Joan Blaeu's"Le theatre du monde ou Nouvel Atlas.. " French text to verso. The map shows the Spice islands or North Maluku islands, with their plantations and the Dutch forts. Large decorative title cartouche and Inset map of the Island of Bacan / Bachian with decorative surround; numerous ships and monsters to sea, 2 natives to lower right corner. The Indonesian archipelago of the Moluccas (or Maluku Islands), commonly referred to as the Spice Islands, lies on the equator north of Australia and west of New Guinea. Though there are hundreds of islands in the group (most are very small), only a handful figure prominently in the history of the European spice trade, including today's Ternate, Tidore, Moti, Makian, and Bacan?"essentially the ones shown on the surrounding maps. Until the 1700s, these rain-forested, luxuriant, volcanic islands were the only or best sources of such spices as cloves, nutmeg, and mace. Arab traders introduced cloves to Europeans around the fourth century but sought to keep their sources secret. Their monopoly was broken by the Portuguese after Vasco da Gama's voyage to India around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497. The Portuguese strengthened their stranglehold on the spice trade during the sixteenth century, when they found the central locus of the spices to be these islands. One of the native traditions was to plant a clove tree when a child was born, linking the child symbolically to the life of the tree. When the Dutch took over control of the Moluccas in the seventeenth century, they eradicated the clove trees from all the islands except Amboina (and a few adjacent islands) in order to enforce the spice's scarcity, keeping prices high. As a result, cloves were worth more than their weight in gold. But, as one might expect, the Dutch tactic also instilled hatred and fomented rebellion among the islanders. Gradually, the spice was cultivated in other places of the world, like Brazil, the West Indies, and Zanzibar, reducing prices and making the commodity more available. Dark impression; bright colour; minor light soiling to blank margins. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in history and modern times. The "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum " or "Atlas Novus" Willem Blaeu's great project enlarging the "Appendix" was advertised in 1634, was first published in a preliminary edition in 1635. (preface dated 10-3-1634) two volumes. The final edition comprising again two volumes with 109 & 99 maps respectively with German text also published 1635; an edition with Dutch text, (preface dated 22-4-1635) 104 & 103 maps; French text( preface dated 1-7-1635) 105 & 103 maps; and with Latin text (preface dated "ipsis Aprillis")105 & 102 maps. In 1640, after Willem's death a Third volume with French text and comprising 58 maps of Italy and 8 of Greece, was published; later the same year an edition was produced with Latin text. Still in 1640, variant editions in both languages were issued with an appendix of 4 maps of the British Isles as a precursor to the Fourth volume, which would be a complete description thereof. In 1645 the Fourth volume, "Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas, Mis en lumiere par Guillaume et Jean Bleau. Quartiesme Partie. " with a dedication to " A la serinissme Princesse Henriette-Marie Reine de la Grande Bretagne, France & Yrlande. " was published; preface dated 1 October 1645. This volume consisted of 58 maps with description of all the British Isles. The "Atlas Novus" was eventually extended to six volumes with the addition of a fifth volume, Scotland in 1654 and the following year a sixth the "Atlas Sinensis"of Martini. Joan Blaeu recognised that the wealthy patrons who would buy such an atlas were primarily concerned with display, thus aesthetic considerations were emphasised: the quality of the paper, binding, beautiful typography and bright colour, making maps from the Blaeu printing house amongst the most decorative of their time. Blaeu eventually updated and extended the "Theatrum" producing the "Atlas Major" in various formats from 9-12 volumes Koeman1, Bl 17. D [59] Asia Moluccas Spice Islands Maluku Islands

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        La Picara Montanesa llamada iustina en el qual debaio de graciosos discursos se encierran provechosos avisos. Al fin de cada numero verás un discurso, que te muestra como te has de aprovechar desta letura para huyr los engaños que oy dia le usan. Es juntamente Arte Poética, que contiene cinquenta y una diferencias de verlos.

      Pedro Lacavallería, Barcelona 1640 - 5 h. inc. portada, 282 pp.*6, A-Z8, Aa-Nn8. Cuarta edición, exactamente igual que la primera de Barcelona,1605, de esta célebre novela picaresca, en la que se habla del Quijote como libro ya famoso, cuando en realidad aún no había salido a la luz.Consta de cuatro libros y una introducción jocosa. Lopez de Ubeda, médico descendiente de conersos, tuvo una amplia cultura humanística, al principio de cada capítulo hay algunos versos redactados en latín macarrónico, con juegos de palabras ingeniosos. Ejemplar con pequeñísima picadura de polilla en la esquina inferior derecha de las primeras hojas y mancha de humedad. Salva1872; Palau 142112. Pasta de la época, lomera con nervios y adornos dorados (rozada y ligeramente abierta por los cajos).

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        Opuscula Jacobi Triglandii. Dat is, Verscheyden Boecken en Tractaten door Jacobum Triglandius, Voor desen Bedienaer des H. Evangelij binnen Amsterdam, ende nu Professor der H. Theologie in de Universiteyt tot Leyden, als mede Bedienaer des H. Evangelij aldaer. Tot Verklaringe, Bevestiginge, ende Veranntwoordinge, der H. Waerheydt, ende der Christelijcke Godsaligheyt, op verscheyden tyden gemaeckt ende uyt-gegeven. Ende nu, ten dienste des Christelijcken Lesers, by een versamelt, ende in Drie Stucken ordentlijck verdeelt.

      Amsterdam, Marten Jansz. Brandt 1640. (32) 860 (14), 447 (8) p. Opnieuw gebonden Leer met ribben, Folio (Deel 1 en 3 van de Opera Omnia van Trigland. Verzamel-titelpagina en portret in kopie, achterin vochtvlekkig).

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        Den Geestelycken Krijghsman. Gewapent vanden hoofde tot den voeten. Voorgestelt in eenige Meditatien over de woorden Paulij Ephes. 6. van het 10. tot het 21 veers. De Tweede Druck van Nieuws Oversien ende Verbetert met een register daer Bij-gevoeght.

      Amsterdam, Marten Jansz. Brandt 1640. (gegraveerde titelpagina, 14) 596 (12) p. Origineel overslaand Perkament, 12°.

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        The Union of Honour. Containing the armes, matches and issus of the Kings, Dukes, Marquesses and Earles of England from the conquest, untill this present yeere, 1640. With the armes of the english Viscounts and Barons now being: and of the Gentry of Lincolnshire. ... a brief of all the battels which have beene fought ... by the english since the Conquest, till the yeere 1602.

      . London, Edward Griffin for William Leake 1640. Kl.folio. 8 Bl., 331 S., 52 S., 1 Bl., 76 S., 1 Bl. Mit 1 kolor. gest. Titelblatt und zahlr. teils kolor. Wappen. Ldr.d.Zt. Rücken oben mit 5 cm grosser Fehlstelle. Einige Seiten mit Randeinrissen. Erstes leeres Blatt mit grossem Abriss. Durchgehend etwas fleckig und mit vereinzelten alten Marginalien. Der mit 1641 datierte gestochene Titel mit 12 cm grossem Einriss. Die Wappen der esten 174 S. sind fast durchgängig koloriert, ab S. 175 nur noch vereinzelt. -CHF 750.00.

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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. Folio

      London: Printed by M. Flesher and R. Young; Assignes of I. More Esquire, 1640. Contemporary calf, the spine hand-lettered "Sundry Statutes", rubbed and a bit dusty, else quite clean and desirable; the Taussig copy Later edition of the first successful attempt to produce a critical edition of the Statutes at Large, "an advance upon all former editions [and] a new standard" in Holdsworth's words, based on Pulton's careful examination of the manuscript sources

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        Peribologia oder Bericht...von Vestungs gebewen. Vieler Orter vermehrett

      Finely engraved title, nine engraved divisional titles, & 410 engravings (numbered I-CCC & I-CX) of which many are double-page (plate CCC is a large folding plan of Strasbourg). 163, [8] pp. Thick folio, cont. blindstamped panelled pigskin over boards (a few plates with foxing around margins, two cropped by the binder's knife, the large plan with old repairs on verso & a few splits along folds), remains of green silk ties. Frankfurt am Main: [A. Humm], 1640. First edition, and a very appealing fresh copy in a contemporary blindstamped pigskin of this great work on architecture and fortification, illustrated with hundreds of finely engraved plates, here in deep rich impressions. This was a very influential work which Vauban studied carefully. Dilich (d. 1655), studied at Kassel and the universities of Wittenberg and Marburg. Following an extended sojourn in Holland, he became historian, geographer, and architect to Johann Georg I, Elector of Saxony. He was later appointed "oberlandbaumeister" with responsibility for all fortresses in Saxony. He oversaw the improvements of the fortresses surrounding Dresden. This was the classic work on fortifications in Germany of the period. "This treatise is distinguished by the ferocity of the illustrations which attempt to create an aesthetic of fear, elaborated in the external form of the fortification, especially the casemates, the gun embrasures of the parapet and the gates. [Dilich's] outlines for fortified city plans are somewhat influenced by Francesco de' Marchi's, but have even more extensive outworks; [he] clearly supported a fortification system based on the 'tenaille,' a predilection partially announced by his title (Peribologia = study of the circumference [of a sanctuary]). Nonetheless, many of his fortified city plans contain elaborate proposals for urban compositions of streets, squares and building lots."-Pollak, Military Architecture, Cartography, and the Representation of the Early Modern European City: A Checklist of Treatises on Fortification in the Newberry Library, 14. The illustrations are by Dilich's son, the Frankfurt engineer and architect Johann Wilhelm (1600-57), who also underwrote the publication. Fine copy. ❧ Berlin Kat. 3526. Cockle 832. .

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        Les Antiqvitez De La Ville De Paris. Contenans La Recherche Novvelle Des Fondations & Establissements Des Eglises, Chapelles, ... Maisons remarquables, ... Ponts & autres Ouurages curieux. La Chronologie des premiers presidens ...

      . Paris: Rocolet 1640. With 9 copperengravings, one full page. Folio. [4] + 802 + [22] + 147 + [7] pp. Contemporary full leather, binding restored, rebacked with what was left of the original spine. Folio T2 is missing (text only). * Barbier I, 221..

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        "Westphalia Ducatus.".

      . Altkolorierte Kupferstich- Landkarte v. Guil. Bleau, um 1640, 38,5 x 50 cm. - "Westphalia Ducatus". Period coloured copperplate engraving by Guiljelmus Bleauw, ca. 1640 (38.5 x 50 cm / 15.1 x 19.6 in.). Zeigt Landkarte von der Lippe bis Olpe und von Waldeck bis Limburg an der Lenne. - Dekorative Titelkartusche mit Laub, Früchten und Getreide oben rechts. Unten rechts Maßstabstabelle. JPEG-Bilder auf Anfrage möglich. Shows area from the river Lippe to Olpe and from Waldeck, Hessen, to Limburg on the river Lenne. In the upper right corner decorative title cartouche with leaves and fruit. In the right corner at the bottom cartouche with map scales.

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        DECRETI PENALI. Fatti in diversi tempi dall'Illustrissimo, & Eccellentissimo Consiglio dell'Eccellentiss. Repubblica di Lucca.

      per Baldassar del Giudice 1640 Prima edizione. Cm.29,4x20,3. Pg.(60), 580. Legatura in piena pergamena, mendata, con titoli manoscritti al dorso. Bella marca tipografica al frontespizio, raffigurante lo stemma della Repubblica. Capilettera, cartigli e finalini incisi. In fine sono aggiunte quattro carte, con numerazione a mano, contenenti le delibere del Consiglio degli Anziani e del Gonfaloniero di Giustizia della repubblica di Lucca del 12 marzo, 14 maggio e 28 maggio 1641. Una ulteriore carta manoscritta. Interessante trattato che raccoglie moltissime sentenze emanate dalla magistratura lucchese nel XVI e nel XVII secolo, riguardanti le voci più disparate, tra cui adulteri, appalti, armi, bestemmie, buccellati, caccia, calcio, carceri, carne, castagne, cera, chirurgia, contadini, donne, drogherie, eresie, esecuzioni, farine, forestieri, fornai, fossi, gioco, grano, legna, libri, macellazione, meretrici, monete, mulini, paglia, pane, pelli, pesce, sale, seta, speziali, vino, etc., tutte tratte dal copioso Indice delle materie. Il presente testo è autorizzato alla stampa dai membri dell'Offizio sopra le Scritture, Ascanio Cenami, Lorenzo Trenta e Baldassar Fanucci.

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        SIVE DE CLITOPHONTIS ET LEUCIPPES AMORIBUS LIBRI VIII. OPERA & STUDIO CL. SALMASII. (greco)

      LUGDUNI BATAVORUM, APUD FRANCISCUM HEGERUM, 1640 - Solida legatura originale in piena pergamena con unghie; dorso a 4 nervi rilevati e titolo manoscritto al primo scomparto in alto; tagli blu. Elegante frontespizio figurato con titolo entro edicola superiore con scena di cavalli sottostante; 22 pagine non numerate; 752 pagine numerate; 28 pagine non numerate per gli indici; 2 pagine non numerate per Errata. Testo latino e greco. Da Wikipedia: "Achille Tazio, giunto a Sidone. incontra il giovane Clitofonte di Tiro, che gli narra la propria storia, quale esempio della potenza di Eros. Dopo essersi innamorato di Leucippe. i due giovani fanno naufragio e vengono catturati da dei briganti. Sfuggiti dai briganti e giunti ad Alessandria, Leucippe viene nuovamente rapita, dai pirati, e data per morta da Clitofonte. Col passare del tempo, il giovane sposa una vedova di Efeso di nome Melite, per scoprire in seguito che Leucippe aveva servito come schiava proprio da lei. Alla scoperta se ne aggiunge un'altra: il marito di Melite infatti non è morto, ma ritorna inaspettatamente a casa e, trovatovi Clitofonte come nuovo marito di sua moglie, lo imprigiona. Melite riesce a far fuggire Clitofonte, che però viene nuovamente arrestato. Nel frattempo Leucippe, si trova in realtà anch'essa ad Efeso e si rifugia nel tempio di Artemide, dove si svolge la conclusione del romanzo con la risoluzione dei conflitti: Leucippe dimostra la propria verginità e Melite la propria fedeltà al marito creduto morto, e i due giovani, finalmente riunitisi, possono sposarsi e tornare a Tiro. Esemplare in buone condizioni, salvo poche carte ossidate, completo delle due pagina di errata spesso mancanti. 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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