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        Chine & Japon. "China Veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis TAme dicta

      Asia: Amsterdam: Johannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640 [but 1643-1645].. Copper engraved map of China with Japan from the 2nd edition of Blaeu's " Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas" Vol 2. Original outline colour; French text to verso. 'This edition ... is a much more advanced one than the edition of 1638/1640. The text has been reset' (Van der Krogt) The map which is the first of Blaeu's maps of China has many mistakes and inaccuracies, for instance Korea is depicted as an island and Japan is lacking Hokkaido. In 1655 the map was replaced by the famous map of Father Martini, which corrected many of these inaccuracies. Large decorative title cartouche and coat of arms with dedication to Theodore Bas, director of the V.O.C., many, apparently Dutch ships, to sea. Dark impression; evenly toned darker to edges; some scattered spotting, one darker large spot near dedicatory cartouche and another below in blank margin; centrefold split [approx. 120mm] at lower half with old repair to verso; paper fault to extreme lower right corner; light vertical crease to left side. 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. Van der Krogt II, p.150 and 2:212.2 ;Koeman:Bl 17: S [221]. Asia South America China Japan Korea as island

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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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        Britton [on the Laws of England]. The Second Edition. Faithfully corrected according to divers ancient Manuscripts of the same Booke. By Edm[und] Wingate [etc.]. S.T.C. 3804

      London: Printed by the assignes of John Moore Esquire [etc.], 1640. Contemporary vellum, the spine hand lettered, light browning, else a very good, wide-margined and untrimmed copy, with the remains of the original ties The second edition of the first substantial medieval English legal treatise to be printed, written in the late 13th century; much superior to the first edition (printed circa 1540) supplying an omitted chapter and providing emendations in an appendix

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        REGNO DI NAPOLI - TERRA DI LAVORO, OLIM CAMPANIA FELIX - ISCHIA ISOLA, OLIM AENARIA - PRINCIPATO CITRA OLIM PICENTIA

      Amsterdam,, s.d. (1640 ca. - 1667).. Quattro importanti carte geografiche del Regno di Napoli, incise in rame e colorate a mano, riunite sotto un?'unica cornice realizzata da Bolzani di Milano (mm. 1090x1280). Le dimensioni dei rami sono le seguenti: ?"Regno di Napoli?" (mm. 380x500) - ?"Terra di Lavoro..?" (mm. 380x500) - ?"Ischia isola..?" (mm. 373x488) firmata Job et Cornelius Blaeu - ?"Principato Citra..?" (mm. 380 x 500). Molto ben conservate.

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        SICILIA REGNUM

      Amsterdam,, s.d. (1640 ca.).. Carta geografica inc. in rame, colorata a mano (mm. 380 x 500). Molto ben conservata.

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        Danubius, fluvius Europae maximus, a fontibus ad ostia, cum omnibus fluminibus, ab utroque latere in illium defluentibus.

      Amsterdam, Blaeu, um 1640.. Altkolorierter Kupferstich von 2 Platten, Bildausschnitt 41 x 96 cm, Blattgr. 50,5 x 101 cm.. van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 1110:2B. Ulbrich, Allg. Bibliographie des Burgenlandes, VIII/1312. Zögner, Flüsse im Herzen Europas D 1. Gesuchte Karte des Donaulaufes vom Schwarzwald bis ins Schwarzen Meer mit 2 dekorativen Kartuschen, die Titelkartusche rechts oben stellt den Konflikt zwischen den Habsburgern (wohl Kaiser Ferdinand III, Doppeladler auf dem Schild) mit dem Osmanischen Reich (Sultan mit dem Halbmond auf dem Schild) dar, die Kartusche mit dem Meilenzeiger links unten allegorische Flussgottheiten; mit Mittelfalz, andere Falzen geglättet und verstärkt, gebräunt, rechtes oberes Eck weit außerhalb der Darstellung abgerissen, im Großen und Ganzen guter Zustand, verso kein Text.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        Territorio di Trento.

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

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        Tabacum latifolium - Nicotiana latissima = Breitblatt- oder Maryland- Tabak.

      . kol. Kupferstich v. Besler, um 1640, 48,5 x 40,2 (H). Besler Tafel 340. - Verso Text, ohne Paginierung. - Tabak. - Schöner, kräftiger Druck und dekoratives Blatt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Nicotiana maior angusti folia - "Oxicoon seu Vaccini a palustria" - "Nicotiana minor seu Hisscyamuy luteus" - (Nicotiana tabacum = Virginischer Tabak - Vaccinium oxycoccos = Moosbeere - Nicotiana rustica = Bauern -Tabak ).

      . kol. Kupferstich v. Besler, um 1640, 48,5 x 40,2 (H). Besler Tafel 341. - Verso Text, ohne Paginierung. - Tabak. - Schöner, kräftiger Druck und dekoratives Blatt.

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        I. Spatula foetida ( Stinkende Schwertlilie). II. Caucalis Dodonei (Strahlendolde) III. Cruciata ( Kreuz Enzian).

      . kol. Kupferstich v. Besler, um 1640, 46 x 39 (H). Besler Tafel 124. - Verso Text ohne Paginierung ( Octavus Ordo, Fol. 7 ). - Dekoratives, breitrandiges und gut erhaltenes

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        Malua Rosea multiplex flore albo - Malua Rosea multiplex flore incarnato (weiß- und rosafarbene Stockrose mit gefüllten Blüten).

      . kol. Kupferstich v. Besler, um 1640, 48,5 x 40,2 (H). Besler Tafel 222. - Verso Text, ohne Paginierung. - Alcea Rosea. - Kleine Quetschfalte in der Mitte. Schöner, kräftiger Druck und dekoratives Blatt.

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        Hondius, Henric: Uplandia.

      Amsterdam, ca 1640. Kartan har måtten 38 x 50 cm. Tavlan med ram har måtten 60 x 70 cm. Veck mitt på kartan

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Röda Rummet AB]
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        A Collection of Acts and Ordinances Of General Use, made in the Parliament Begun . . . 1640 [to] 1656 . . . Examined by the Original Records; And now printed by Special Order of Parliament [in two parts] [complete]. Wing E873. Folio

      One of the principal contemporary sources for the legislative enactments under Oliver Cromwell, and chronologically the most comprehensive, of particular importance given the enactments' exclusion from editions of statutes of the realm. Contemporary unlettered polished calf, light browning, the Evelyn [and Taussig] copy, with Evelyn's bookplate and the Christie's auction slip laid in. Printed by Henry Hills and John Field [etc.] [imprint varies], London, 1658-57.

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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

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

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        THE DIFFERENCES OF THE AGES OF MAN LIFE. Together with the Originall causes, Progresse, and End therof. Written by the Learned Henry Cuffe, sometime Fellow of Merton College in Oxford. Newly revised

      London: Printed by T.H. and are to bee sold by Nathaniell Butter, 1640. Hardcover. Good. Octavo contemporary sheep with later gilt label & ornamentation of spine, front board detached. Small scarlet embossed bookplate of cat with motto and modern ownership label John Lawson. Philip Bliss' copy, with his "P" mark and date of purchase (1840) on B1, edges slightly browned and occasional spotting, 213pp. *The second edition, first published posthumously in 1607, of a work by the classical scholar Henry Cuffe, professor of Greek at Oxford and later adviser to the Earl of Essex, after whose fall he was executed for treason in 1601. Bacon calls him a great scholar, and "a notable traitor by the book, being otherwise a turbulent and mutinous spirit against all superiors". In this work he "shows wide reading in the writings of the Greek philosophers; a belief in astrology, and faith in a divine providence" (DNB). This copy belonged to Philip Bliss (1787-1857) antiquary and book collector, whose library was sold in a series of sales at Sotheby's in 1858. STC 6105.

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        The Antiquities of Canterbury or A Survey of That Ancient Citie, with the Suburbs, and Cathedrall

      I. L. for Richard Thrale, London 1640 - True and extremely rare first edition. This volume has been expertly re-bound in full smooth calf with elaborate decoration in blind. The spine has six compartments with ornament and lettering in gilt, (xvi) 516 (xii) pages. The label is red with gilt lettering. 4to. Wood cut Coat-of-Arms on verso of title page. Fold-out map of Canterbury plus two remaining fold-outs are present. STC-22918, Lowndes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Datura Turcarum [Jimson weed or thorn apple]; Polium foliis & facie Lavendulæ [Germander]; Linaria purpureo violacea elatior [Purple linaria]

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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Spitzberga. Kolorierte Kupferstichkarte von Janssonius, um 1640. 41 x 51 cm.,

      1640 - Dekorative Karte der im arktischen Ozean gelegenen Insel Spitzbergen.- Mit Meilenzeiger, Seerose und figurativer, maritimer Titelkartusche, ferner mit kleiner Walfang-Szene.- Im Falz ca. 5 mm zusammengeklebt.- Ca. 4 cm langer Einriss in der Darstellung. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        Tridentum: Trient.

      Merian M., Frankfurt am Main. 1640 - Pianta prospettica da ovest raffigurante la città di Trento. Riproduzione fedele della pianta incisa da F. Hogenberg, da cui si differenzia per i 24 rimandi presenti in basso al centro, per la diversa prospettiva data al Prato del Palazzo, per la maggiore cura nel rendere il borgo di S. Lorenzo e per l’aggiunta infine del braccio destro del transetto del duomo. Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Imago tridenti: incisioni e libri illustrati dal XV al XVIII secolo" di Franco Cappelletti, scheda n. 22 pag. 105. Formato: Incisione su rame di dimensioni 25x34,5 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 15% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 500.00 euro.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        Silesia ducatus.

      . Altkolorierte Kupferstich- Landkarte v. Martin Helwig b. Bleau, Johann, um 1640, 39 x 50,5 cm.. Besonders dekorative Landkarte mit Olmütz / Olomouc bis Bautzen, Frankfurt a.d.Oder, Peterkaw, Krakau bis zum Riesengebirge; SW Teil von Tschechien. Unten links dekorative Kartusche. Selten. Schöner breiter Rand. Oben im Rand kleine Fehlstelle. Unten im Rand 2 cm Einriss im Faltz. JPEG-Bilder auf Anfrage möglich.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Beisler]
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        Calabria Citra olim Magna Graecia.

      1640 ca. 1640 - Incisione all'acquaforte. Coloritura coeva. Cm. 38x50 oltre ampli margini. Ricchi cartigli con stemmi e figure allegoriche.

      [Bookseller: CASELLA STUDIO BIBLIOGRAFICO ALAI-ILAB]
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        Mappa Aestiuarum Insularum alias Barmudas. . .

      Amsterdam 1640 - Latin text on versoThis map is based on the survey by Richard Norwood of the Bermuda Company in 1618. The map depicts the locations of various native tribes and the division of land owned by various land owners with their names in a table below the map., Size : 400x525 (mm), 15.75x20.625 (Inches), Hand Colored, 0 Very Good, upper portion of central fold has been strengthened

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        His Majesties Declaration, Concerning His Proceedings with His Subjects of Scotland, Since the Pacification in the Camp neere Berwick

      London: R. Young, and R. Badger, 1640. (ii); 63; (i)(blank) pages. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Light soiling and age discolouration, soft pencil annotations. Leather-backed boards. ESTC, 9260 & 22006. Thomas Wentworth after his recall by the King was defeated on the border by the Scots, this resulted in the signing of a temporary truce at Berwick. Charles needing new taxes to raise an efficient army ended his eleven years of tyranny by recalling parliament. Parliament refused to authorise any new taxes until the King agreed to abandon the hated "ship money". The King said he would only agree if Parliament would grant him enough money to re-open the war in Scotland, they refused which lead to the dismissal of this brief parliament. Wentworth then set out for the Scottish border again with a scratch army. The army mutinied and the Scots seized English land, eventually leading to the treaty of Ripon. 4to.. Book.

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        Historia de la Insigne Ciudad de Segovia y Compendio de las Historias de Castilla. En esta Segunda Impresion sale añadido un Índice General de la Historia y las Vidas y Escritos de Escritores Segovianos

      Diego Díez, Madrid 1640 - Folio, frontis con grabado restaurado, (7) hoj., 828 p., últimas páginas reforzadas. Texto a dos columnas. Pergamino época, lomo rotulado. Cierres cordel. Segunda impresión de una obra editada en Segovia tres años antes, escrita por el cronista de la ciudad y cura de la iglesia de San Juan. Según narra Palau (56870), al trasladarse el editor a Madrid conservando un gran resto de la primera edición, para facilitar el despacho cambió las portadas y añadió un Índice general y las Vidas de escritores segovianos, que ocupan las 125 últimas páginas. Por ello, añade, "son preferibles los ejemplares de esta edición". Historias locales. Segovia. Castilla. Monografías locales. Local history. Castile. Local monograph.

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        HISTORIA DE LA INSIGNE CIUDAD DE SEGOVIA y Compendio de las Historias de Castilla. En esta Segunda impresión, sale añadido un índice general de la Historia y las vidas de los escritores segovianos.

      Diego Díez Escalante, Madrid 1640 - Folio, falta frontis grab, 7h (con mermas afectando texto), 746p (de 828p, faltan las últimas, pág. 339 rota con falta de la mayoría del texto, págs. 339 a 350 pegadas por parte sup), manchas de óx. en laterales. Sin cubs, necesita encuadernación. "- Segunda edición. Palau 56870, "Para los estudiosos son preferibles ejemplares de esta edición"." 1640

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        Respublica et Status Imperii Romano-Germanici.

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

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        Zurichgow et Basiliensis provincia (Zurich/Basel/Switzerland)

      Amsterdam 1640 - Engraving with original hand-color. Latin text on verso. Sheet size: 19 1/2 x 22 7/8". Inventory#: p1302pmat.

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        L'architecture à la mode ou sont les nouveaux dessins pour la décoration des bâtimens et jardins. Par les plus habils architectes sculpteurs peintres menuisiers jardiniers serruriers &c.Paris, Nicolas Langlois, [ca. 1675-ca. 1728? (engraved ca. 1655-ca. 1728)]. 2 volumes. Folio (31.5 x 22 cm). With 2 (identical) engraved title-pages and 497 engravings on 496 plates, including 52 double-page. Contemporary uniform brown calf, gold-tooled spines, gold-tooled board edges. Rebacked.

      BAL 2712; Fuhring, Ornament prints 1, 889-996 passim, etc.; cf. Berlin Kat. 314; Fowler 182. Magnificent collection of about 50 complete series of engravings of all kinds of ornaments and architectural details, mostly by Jean and Pierre Le Pautre. In the late seventeenth century, the enterprising Parisian print publisher Nicolas Langlois I (1640-1703) assembled numerous print series displaying designs for ornament, furniture, metalwork, interior decoration, architecture and gardens. He published them together under a general title, bound in one, two or more volumes with no table of contents and with a varying collection of print series from ca. 1655 to the time of publication. While several print publishers in Rome had issued collections of previously published and new print series already in the 16th-century, Langlois took the idea a step further by giving his collections a general title-page. In this respect his publication can be called the first French encyclopedia of ornament, decorative arts and architecture. With the 2 general title-page slightly browned and worn, and the last few leaves of volume 2 with minor water stains, but otherwise in very good condition, with only an occasional spot, small marginal tear or other minor blemish. Rebacked. An extensive collection of French architectural ornamentation by some of the greatest masters of the age of Louis XIV.

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        The Case of Shipmony Briefly Discoursed, according to the Grounds of Law, Policie, and Conscience

      [London:] Printed [by E. Purslowe],, 1640. And most humbly presented to the Censure and Correction of the High Court of Parliament, Nov. 3. 1640. Small quarto (174 × 133 mm), pp. 49. Early 20th-century marbled boards, titled in gilt up spine, bookplate of Thomas Edward Watson, St Mary's Lodge, Newport. A very good copy. Listed in STC as the second printing ("policie" rather than "policy" in the title) of what "may be the first intellectually significant political pamphlet of the Long Parliament era. In this crisp and well printed quarto, Parker, a publicist and man of affairs, used issues raised during John Hampden's celebrated test case of 1637 to develop his own political views" (Michael Mendle, The English Experience: Its record in early printed books published in facsimile). From an important Sussex family, Parker (1604–1652) wrote anonymously, though he became well known under the moniker of the Observator in the pamphlet wars of the early and middle 1640s.

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        The Magnetick Lady: or Humors Reconcild. A Comedy

      London: None listed, 1640. Full Morocco. Very Good. 64 pp. 4to, 12 by 8 inches, 30 by 20 cm. Typos on title page include possibly "Johnson", although spelling was a more fluid matter in the 17th century, and the year of printing is given as 1440 instead of 1640. Pages have expected levels of age toning but generally clean otherwise. Leaf with pp 33/4 has tiny hole by the continuation word, "The" in lower right of 33, with trivial loss of part of the lettering of "the". Modern morocco and marbled endpapers bright and fresh.

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        Michiel De Ruyter l. Admirael Generael etc.

      Copper engraving by H. Bary (1640 - - 1707) after Ferdinand Bol; publisher: Carolus Allard; engraving, dated 1673, without margins sticked on old paper. Size of the engraving without the margins: 41 X 31,5 cm. Delivered in passe-partout

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        Calabria Ultra olim Altera Magnae Graeciae pars.

      1640 ca. 1640 - Incisione all'acquaforte. Coloritura coeva. Cm. 38x50 oltre ampli margini. Ricchi cartigli con stemmi e figure allegoriche.

      [Bookseller: CASELLA STUDIO BIBLIOGRAFICO ALAI-ILAB]
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        Caryophyllus syluestris flore laciniato carneo; Caryophyllus sylvestris prolifero; Brunella coerulea magna flore

      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.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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