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

      Eichstatt 1640 - 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. Hand-coloured engraving.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        ISLAS BALEARES (C. 1640). / Insulae Balearides Et Pytiusae.

      1640 - Interesante mapa de las Islas Baleares y la costa de España de Gandia a Barcelona. Bonitas cartelas con titulo y longitudes, naves que surcan los mares, flor de lis y escudos decoran este mapa de G. Blaeu. Reverso: Texto en francés (notas explicativas en francés sobre historia y geografía de las Islas Baleres) Buen estado, amplios márgenes. 495 x 380 mm. Dimensiones total: 570 x 460 mm.

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        The Historie of the Councel of Trent [History of the Council of Trent] In Eight Bookes. In Which (Besides the Ordinary Acts of the Councell) are declared many notable Occurences which happened in Christendom during the space of fourtie yeeres & more

      Richard Wittaker, printed by Robert Young and John Raworth, London 1640 - x; 882pp+table A-Z. woodcut engraving motifs. And Particularly the Practices of the Court of Rome, To hinder the Reformation of their Errours and to maintain their Greatness. Translated into English, the "Historie of the Councel of Trent" chronicles the great Council that formed the modern Catholic Church. The Council of Trent played an important part in determining the outcome of the Counter-Reformation. Called for by Pope Paul Ill, the Council was finally disbanded in 1563; although it had a life span of 18 years, it was only engaged in talks for four and a half years. The Pope did not attend the meetings of the Council and he took no formal part in it, however his legates had to ensure that the pope’s views would always be put forward in order that there was no danger of the Council being superior to the Pope.The Council was called to examine doctrine and reform. Charles V had wanted abuses looked at first in an attempt to please the Protestants and hopefully tempt them back to the church. Once they were back they could look at doctrine. Paul III did not want this as reforms could financially damage him and concessions could diminish his authority. The result was that two separate sections dealt with reform and doctrine simultaneously. The Council of Trent did mark a turning-point in the history of the Catholic Church as it gave Catholics a certainty about their own beliefs and practices that had been lacking and offered a firm base on which the spiritual life of the Catholic world could be reconstructed. Rubbed and scuffed leather covers. Spine chipped and cracked at top and tail. No eps or prelims. Title page is inscribed in ink by previous owner and dated 1683. Pages browning and uncut. Dedication page to The Archbishop of Canterbury partly detached from binding. Hinges cracked but binding intact. Pages browning. Suitable for restoration and rebinding or research [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Utriusque Portus OSTIA Delineato.

      Amsterdam. c1640 - Size: 555 x 340 mm. Fine condition, good margins. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Stunning view of the port of Ostia or 'Portus'. Showing the hexagonal port of Trajan surrounded by a huge complex of fortified warehouses, .opening out into the port of Claudius with his light house. A colossal statue guards the entrance to the port. Numerous sailing ships, triremes and cargo ships in the harbour. The River Tiber at rear, upper left. Dedicatory cartouche at lower left to 'Cornelio Witzen', key along lower edge lists the principal buildings and features on the map.

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        Ranunculus Asiaticus grumosa flore pleno Sanguineo prolifero [Proliferous Persian buttercup]; Ranunculus Pesiaticus grumosa radice flore pleno ruberrimo [Double-flowered Persian buttercup]; Ranunculus Creticus grumosa radice flore niveo [White Persian buttercup]; Ranunculus Asiaticus grumosa radice flore Phoeniceo ruberrims [Persian buttercup with serrated petals]; Ranunculus Asiaticus grumosa radice flore rubris venis distincts [Verigated Persian buttercup]

      Eichstatt 1640 - 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. Hand-coloured engraving. In excellent condition apart from some mild printer's creases and ink residue on the plate. There are also some faded manuscript notes in the bottom margin and in the base of the plate.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Mappa Aestiuarum Insularum, alias Barmudas.

      Amsterdam. - Ca. 1640. Color copper engraved map of Bermuda, shown divided into sections belonging to eight tribes, which were areas of land partitioned among investors in the Somers Isle Company; these were Devonshire, Hamilton, Paget, Pembroke, Sandys, Smith's, Southampton and Warwick, all represented here. Also showing the east coast of the United States from Florida up to Cape Cod (Ca. Codd). With text across the bottom pertaining to the tribes. With Bermuda coat of arms. Elaborate title cartouche at top, with coat of arms, Neptune holding a ship and flanked by two mermaids, the one at the left blowing a conch shell. With two mileage scales. Reference: Tooley, Bermuda, p5. Image size: 21 x 16". Map uniformly toned, otherwise very good.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Sclavonia, Croatia, Bosnia cum Dalmatiae Parte

      Amsterdam 1640 - Size : 385x505 (mm), 15.125x19.875 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Russiae vulgo Moscovia dictae, Partes Septentrionalis et Orientalis. Altkolor. Kupferstich von Isaac Maaß, Amsterdam, um 1640. 41,5 x 53,5 cm.,

      1640 - Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        DESCRIPTIO REGNI IAPONIAE CUM QUIBUSDAM AFFINIS MATERIAE EX VARIIS AUCTORIBUS COLLECTA ET IN ORDINEM REDACTA.

      A MOST EARLY JESUIT ACCOUNT OF JAPAN & SIAM Amsterdam 1640, - Apud Ludonicum Elzevirium. Old vellum, engr-aved & illustrated title page, vignette, fold-outs, 267+223+320p., 6.5 x 12 cm., quite nice condition, elaborate armoralengraved book plate. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2014Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        DEL CONVITO D'OTTAVIO MAGNANINI. PARTE PRIMA OVVERO IL PIO. Unito a: DEL CONVITO D'OTTAVIO MAGNANINI. PARTE SECONDA, OVVERO IL GUALENGO.

      per Francesco Suzzi Stampatore Camerale, FERRARA 1640 - Legatura settecentesca in piena pergamena rigida, al dorso tassello in pelle marrone con autore e titolo in oro; tagli rossi; al contropiatto anteriore due ex libris di cui uno del marchese Hieronymi de Summo Picenardi Marchionis Calvatoni. I volume: 4 carte non numerate per occhiello (che presenta un antico timbro circolare con all'interno monogramma), frontespizio e dedicatoria; 28 pagine numerate per Introduzione al Convito, 268 pagine numerate, di cui 254 dedicate all'opera e 14 alla Tavola delle cose più notabili . II volume: 2 carte non numerate per occhiello e frontespizio; 12 pagine numerate per dedicatoria, avviso al lettore e indice dei capitoli; 295 pagine numerate, di cui 272 per l'opera e 23 per la Tavola delle cose più notabili. In entrambi i volumi, testo inquadrato all'interno di dupilice filetto, capilettera abitati, finalini silografati. Ampia ed erudita monografia descrittiva delle attività conviviali degli antichi, con numerose citazioni di filosofi e scrittori sui convivii. Nell'introduzione l'autore recita: " Con lo scrivere de' Conviti, voglio inserire, quel rintracciare le molte, e varie costumanze degli antichi intorno ai loro Conviti". Opera rarissima a trovarsi completa delle due parti, rintracciato un unico esemplare presso la Biblioteca Marciana. Di particolare interesse gli aspetti enogastronomici descritti. Esemplare in ottime condizioni sia di legatura che all'interno, la seconda parte presenta alcune pagine con lievi uniformi arrossature, mentre la prima è freschissima. Cfr.Vicaire, Bibliographie Gastronomique, pagina 549; Westbury, pagina 238 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio]
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        DESS THEWREN FURSTEN Vnd BESCHURMERS Teutscher Freiheit Arminii glorwŸrdige Thaten: Allen jungen anwachsenden Teutschen Helden, wie auch andern dess Vatterlands Liebhabern Zu frewdiger Auffmunterung, auss den Ršmischen Historien.

      Wolffgang Endter,, Nurnberg: 1640 - Engraved title leaf. Folding map. Head- Tailpiece. This volume bound with Emmius' GRAECORVM RESPVBLICAE [Elzevir, 1632], Tavistock Books' ID #35198. Price is for this one volume containing both works. Square & tight. Vellum soiled. Ex-lib, with bookplate & call number stamp to bottom margin of Vol I t.p. A VG+ copy. Period full vellum binding with yapp edges; 2 cloth-tie stubs to each cover. Title hand-inked to spine. Light blue edgestain. 24mo, in 12s. 4-5/8" x 2-1/4". 1st edition. [16], 246 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THEATRUM POLITICUM IN QUID AGENDUM SIT A PRINCIPE, ET QUID CAVENDUM ACCURATE PRESCRIBITUR PRINCIPIBUS, PRAELATIS. PRAENECESSARIUM.

      Florentiae 1640 - (600 ECONOMIA-RARO). (cm 22,3) Buona piena pergamena originale, tit. ms. al dorso, tracce di lacci, cc. 6 nn., pp 334, cc. 9 nn., molti fregi e capilettera ornati in xilografia. Edizione assolutamente rarissima e probabilmente originale che ebbe poi molte ristampe anche nel '700. Fu stampata senza dati tipografici per motivi politici. Nonostante approfondite ricerche non abbiamo trovato alcun riferimento bibliogr. in varie bibliografie specializzate. Manca anche alla Kress Library, a Sapori Antichi testi giuridici, al Cat. della Biblioteca Einaudi, al British M. XVII Cent. Italian ed a Bruni-Evans Italian in Cambridge. Lautore (1589-1659), e' originario di Pavia, per notizie vedi: Carnevale G. Notizie illustri tortonesi 1838 p. 317; Allacci L. Apes urbanae 1633 p. 26; Rosini C. Lyceum lateranense 1649, I p. 17. Qualche lievissima ombreggiatura ma esemplare molto bello e marginoso. Il Census nazionale OPAC SBN non registra alcun esemplare nelle biblioteche italiane.[f51] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRI ANTICHI E RARI FRANCESCO&CLAUDIA]
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        Critica sacra, de sacri codicis partitione, editionibus variis, linguis originalibus & illibata puritate fontium, interpretatione scripturae legitima, nec non eiusdem translatione in linguas totius universi, de Masora & Kabbala, Talmude deniq(ue) & Alcorano. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. Dresden, Bergens Witwe für Hübner 1680. 8°. 7 Bll., 564 S., 8 Bll., 47 S., mit gestoch. Titel und 18 (1 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln.- Angeb.: Monceaux François de, Aaron purgatus sive de vitulo aureo libri duo simul Cheruborum Mosis, Vitulorum Jeroboami, Theraphorum Michae, formam & historiam, multaque pulcerrima alia eodem spectantia explicantes. Frankfurt, J. Chr. Mieth 1675. 22 Bll., 426 S., 12 Bll., mit gestoch. Frontispiz und 1 Textkupfer, Prgt. d. Zt. mit hs. Rtit. u.

      - I) VD17 3:305429P - Steinschneider 6732, 3 - Fürst III, 82 - Jöcher-A. V, 2188, 17: "das erste systematische Werk dieser Art."- Erste Ausgabe.- Grundlegende Arbeit zur Textkritik des Alten Testamentes, ferner zur Masora, zur Kabbala, zu den Targumim, zur Septuaginta, zum Talmud und zum Koran; verfaßt vom lutherischen Theologen August Pfeiffer (1640-1698), einem "der stärksten Orientalisten" seiner Zeit, der "70 orientalische Sprachen verstanden haben" soll (Jöcher-Adelung). Er gilt als einer der Theologen, die Johann Sebastian Bachs Glauben und Denken stark geprägt haben.- Die Tafeln mit Alphabeten und Schriftbeispielen einiger dieser Sprachen.- II) VD17 12:119631M - Jöcher-A. IV, 1977, 5.- Erstmals 1603 erschienene Abhandlung über das Goldene Kalb. Enthält außerdem "De numismate census" von M. Freher und "De buccella intincta, quam comedit Judas proditor, an fuerit panis eucharistiae" von W. Klebitz.- Beide Drucke gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt, einige Bll. mit Braunfleck im oberen Rand, Ebd. etw. fleckig, insges. gutes Ex. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        Proclamacion Catolica a la Magestad Piadosa de Felipe el Grande, Rey de las Españas y Emperador de las Indias, Nuestro Señor. Los Conselleres y Consejo de Ciento de la Ciudad de Barcelona

      Sin lugar de impresión ni impresor, pero: Barcelona, Año de 1640. 4to.; portada con el escudo de Cataluña, 266 pp., 2 hojas. Ejemplar con ligeras manchas de humedad antiguas en algunas páginas. Dos páginas sueltas. El conjunto en buen estado. Encuadernación de época en pergamino. Gaspar Sala i Berart, agustino nacido en Bujaraloz, en Aragón, publica anónimamente ésta «Proclamación Católica» que se convierte en la obra más representativa de la propaganda catalana del momento, en la que se critica la política del Conde Duque de Olivares, se manifiesta contrario a Felipe IV «de Castilla», favorable a la intervención francesa, y justifica la posición independentista del Principado. La Guerra de los Segadores en definitiva. Al año siguiente sería nombrado Cronista, y como «predicador real» intervino en las exequias de Pau Claris. Acabó su carrera con el Tratado de los Pirineos de 1659. Murió en Perpignan, Perpinyá, en 1670.

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        The Magnetick Lady: or Humors Reconcild. A Comedy

      None listed, London 1640 - 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.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Haec epitome undecim librorum relationum.Mil. defuncti, quondam capital' Justic'placitor' coram ipso rege tened', & regiae majestati a sanctioribus consisiis, cum venia reverendorum & honoratissimorum judicum parelo commissa fuit:.Trotman

      London,: J. More Armigeri, 1640. Law; [12], 579 pages; 14.7cm; full red leather binding; top edge gilt ; primarly in French, with occasional English, Latin; from library of Lloyd Kenyon, first Baron Kenyon 1732-1802, English jurist, chief justice 1788-1802.. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        A Treatise of the Passions and Faculties of the Soule of Man: With the Severall Dignities and Corruptions thereunto belonging.

      Robert Bostock, London 1640 - Both boards nearly detached, hanging on by two cords only. Boards worn with loss of leather at margins. Leather spine missing. Text block in good condition. ; [22], 553 pages. Pagination erratic. Full leather binding. "It hath been a just Complaint of Learned Men, that usually wee are more curious in our inquiries after things New than excellent; and that the very neerenesse of worthy Objects, hath at once made them both despised and unknowne." - the opening sentence.; 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Documenti d'Amore.

      Vitale Mascardi,, Roma, 1640 - In-4° (248x175mm), pp. (48), 376, (140) di indice degli autori volgari e provenzali e di "Tavola delle voci, e maniere di parlare più considerabili usate nell'opera". Legatura coeva p. pergamena con titolo manoscritto anticamente alla cuffia superiore. Frontespizio figurato. Ritratto f.t. inciso da C. Vouillemont e 14 altre tavv. f.t. a soggetto allegorico, incise da Cornelis Bloemaert (Utrecht, 1603-Roma, 1684) e da Greuter da disegno di vari artisti; gli emblemi si riferiscono ai diversi tipi di sentimenti e passioni che regolano, influenzano e dominano l’amore. Capilettera e finaletti istoriati in xilografia. Qualche lieve fioritura. Bell'esemplare. Rara prima edizione, curata da Federico Ubaldini a distanza di tre secoli dalla morte dell'autore, di questa straordinaria opera di poesia amorosa della nostra letteratura delle origini, annoverata fra i libri di emblemi per le magnifiche incisioni allegoriche che accompagnano questa impressione originale, incisioni che ne fanno anche uno dei più bei volumi figurati dell'età barocca. Brunet, I, 648. Gamba, 97: "Raro". Landwehr, 136. Praz, pp. 83-84 e 265. Cicognara, 1985. Holstein, II, 216-223. Graesse, I, 289. Razzolini, 39: "Raro". Cicognara, 1985: "Elegantissimo libro". British Library 17th Century Italian Books, I, 73. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        Documenti d'amore

      Vitale Mascardi,, Roma, 1640 - Cm. 24,5, pp. (48) 376 (140). Frontespizio figurato, ritratto dell'autore e 14 belle tavole fuori testo. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena molle con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Occhietto controfondato con antica nota biografica manoscritta riguardante l'autore, qualche carta leggermente brunita, ma esemplare genuino, marginoso e ben conservato. Si tratta di uno dei più celebri ed affascinanti figurati italiani del '600. Le tavole illustrano allegorie riguardanti le passioni e l'amore. Cfr. Brunet I, 648, Gamba, 97 e Praz. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Calceolus Mariae (Ladies Slipper) - Iris Pannonica Varigata (Dark variegated bearded Iris) - Iris Portugalica (Blue variegated bearded Iris) from Hortus Eystettensis.

      Nuremburg: 1640 - Published in an edition of 300 in 1613, the Hortus Eysttensis is the earliest large folio botanical and is considered one of the greatest botanical books ever created. This is a very strong impression, with an early hand notating the species names in German below the label for each flower. Archivally framed. The fresh, strong impression & absence of any bleed-through of text from the verso would suggest that this is the second & preferred edition, published in 1640, but it cannot be categorically stated because of the framing.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        OPERA] MATTHAEI PARIS MONACHI ALBANENSIS ANGLI, HISTORIA MAJOR. Juxta exemplar Londinense 1571, verbatim recusa, Et cum Rogeri Wendoveri, Willielmi Rishangerei, authorisque majori minorique historiis chronicisque Mss.

      London: Richard Hodgkinson for Cornelius Bee & Laurence Sadler 1640 - Folio, (350x227mm), [50],1009,[125],310,[14]p. frontispiece portrait engraved by T. Cecill, the seperate part title to Vitae Duorum Offarum present and carring the imprint of Miles Flesher as printer, dated 1639, paper reapir to the final leraf (without loss) and some slightly soiling of the first (licence) and final leaf. Contemporary, or near-contemporary, calf, the joints and corner tips sometime repaired, some slight scratching of the leather surface and some wear to the edges, armorial bookplate of Victor Albert George Charles Villiers, Early of Jersey; Osterley Park. Based on an earlier work by Roger of Wendover and also known as Flores historiarum, and probably based on an earlier St Albans chronicle, this new edition which appeared in 1640 was evidently a direct result of Matthew Parker's work. Indeed it was originally intended to be a mere reprint of Parker's edition, and its editor, Dr William Wats, who was chaplain to Prince Rupert, did not begin work on it until the text up to the annal for 1188 had been printed off. Wats's edition, though far from perfect, was a definite advance on Parker's. It was reissued twice (Paris, 1644; London, 1684), and was not superseded until Luard undertook in 1869 to re-edit the whole of the Chronica Majora for the Rolls Series. (Vaughan, Matthew Paris). HEAVY BOOK, overseas customers please note that this title weighs more than the 1 kg packed average on which postage charges are based, email us through the 'Ask the bookseller a question' option for delivery options and additional charges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Imitatione Christi.

      Paris 1640 Typographia Regia - Folio 26x37 cms.Portada,frontis,550pgs.Obra dividida en cuatro partes tratando sobrela divinidad de Cristo. Encuadernación original en maroquin habana, con planos decorados en ruedecilla con motivos florales laterales y tulipanes trenzados en las esquinas.lomo cuajado.pequeña falta en parte superior del lomo.Muy buen ejemplar de en un estado y brillo excepcional. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The First Book. The Discovery of a new World

      London: for John Maynard,, 1640. or, A Discourse tending to prove, that 'tis probable there may be another habitable World in the Moone. With a Discourse concerning the possibility of a Passage thither. The third impression. Corrected and enlarged. [With:] A discourse concerning A New Planet. Tending to prove, That 'tis probable our Earth is one of the Planets. The second Booke, now first published. Octavo (169 × 109 mm), 2 parts in one volume, as issued. Contemporary calf with early 20th-century reback. Engraved general title by William Marshall, woodcut illustrations and diagrams in the text, final errata leaf. Erudite pencil marginalia in both parts. A little toning to text block, a very good copy. First complete edition, containing important revisions to the first book and, for the first time, the "second Booke". The Discovery (first published 1638) and the Discourse together constitute "One of the first important books of modern 'popular science,' a work written by a man who knew the technicalities of science, yet who … had the ability to explain those technicalities to the general reader" (Nicholson). This 1640 edition contains a new section added to the first book on the then-sensational idea of voyaging to the moon, with associated scientific discussions of gravity and the nature and height of the atmosphere. This discourse "established the conventions of the moon-voyage for more than a century" (Nicholson). In the second book, "Wilkins discussed the controversial question of the earth's motion, supporting the arguments of Copernicus, Kepler and Galileo that the earth behaved as other planets" (Norman).

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        Ornithogalum minus [Star-of-Bethlehem]; Hyacinthus Orientalis variegatus [Hyacinth]; Hyacinthus Orientalis mixtus [Hyacinth]

      Eichstatt, 1640. 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. Hand-coloured engraving. In excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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 .

      Printed by T.H. and are to bee sold by Nathaniell Butter., London 1640 - 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. 1 volume.

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        Nobilario de Dom Pedro Conde de Barcellos." @Eighteenth-century manuscript on paper, in Portuguese.

      - Written in ink, in a large, legible hand, with a smaller version for the copious marginal notes. Complete according to the foliation by the original scribe: (1 l.), 287 ll. [i.e., 288, with an unfoliated leaf following f. 197], (2 blank leaves and pastedown foliated 288-291). Folio (31.3 x 22.7 cm.), contemporary limp vellum (minor soiling), fore-edge cover extensions, with title vertically in manuscript: "Cde. D. Pº Filho d'elRey D. Dinis das Linhagens de Portugal." Deckle edges at fore-edge. Very fine. Collections of Jacinto da Silva Mengo and the Barão de Rendufe (see below). ---- Attractive eighteenth-century manuscript copy of one of the seminal works of genealogy and history for the Iberian Peninsula in the Middle Ages. It was written in the fourteenth century in Gallego-Portuguese. In a highly stratified society a person's lineage was crucial, and D. Pedro's work was a model for many later genealogical accounts. It includes not only lists of names and relationships, but narrative accounts of the lives of many of those listed. Despite some criticisms of its accuracy (especially for the earliest period), it is the only source for many relationships of noble families in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Castile. The @Nobiliario was frequently translated into Portuguese and Castilian, often with additions. It first appeared in print at Rome in 1640. It has been often reprinted, and the fact that it is in print today in several editions is a testimony to its importance for historians.By birth and by marriage, Pedro Afonso, conde de Barcelos (1287-1354), was affiliated with the highest nobility of the Iberian Peninsula. The illegitimate son of D. Dinis of Portugal (r. 1279-1325) and great-grandson of Alfonso X el Sabio, he first married into the Portuguese Sousa family and then into the Aragonese Ximenes family. During a period of exile he absorbed the culture of the Castilian court, and after his return to Portugal he transformed his estate at Lalim into a cultural center. While at Lalim, D. Pedro composed two of the most important medieval prose works in Gallego-Portuguese: the @Cronica Geral de Espanha in 1344 and this book, known as the @Livro de Linhagens do conde D. Pedro, in 1340-44.Like D. Dinis, D. Pedro was a poet and troubador. His lost "Livro de Cantigas," a collection of Galician songs, was probably an archetype for the medieval Spanish and Portuguese @cancioneros. Hence D. Pedro is at least partially responsible for the preservation of many important medieval texts that would otherwise have been lost.@Provenance: Inscription on title page reads, "Hé de Jacinto da Silva Mengo, e agora do Illmº e Excmº Sr. Barão de Renduffe. Lisboa o 1º de Setembro de 1842." Jacinto da Silva Mengo (1808-1866) served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (see Innocêncio III, 246). Simão da Silva Ferraz de Lima e Castro, Barão e Conde de Rendufe (1795-1857), began his diplomatic career in 1827. From February 1842 to November 1845 he served as minister plenipotentiary to Berlin, and during part of this period (1844) was also Portuguese representative to the court of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. He negotiated treaties of commerce and navigation with Prussia in 1844 and with several other German states in 1844 and 1845. In early 1846 he was sent as minister plenipotentiary to Madrid, to negotiate a treaty regarding Spanish, French and English intervention in the "Maria da Fonte" movement. After an assignment in Paris, he married a wealthy Belgian noblewoman in 1849.----

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        Destierro y azote del libro del duelo ?.

      Zaragoza, Christoval de la Torre, 1640. - Large woodcut of the Crucifixion on second preliminary leaf. Small woodcut vignette on title page. (15, 1 blank ll.), 293, (1) pp., (1 l.); some errors in quire signatures, but catchwords and pagination follow. 8°, contemporary vellum (spine slightly dampstained), horizontal manuscript title on spine, edges sprinkled. Some browning; small tear at foot of title-page, not affecting text. Overall in very good condition. ---- FIRST EDITION of this diatribe against duelling; Palau notes another edition of Valencia, 1647. From the necessity of loving one's neighbor rather than running him through, the author progresses to the ruler's duty to keep peace among his subjects and?with especial virulence?to the evil of clergy who encourage fighting rather than preaching against it. Lozano de Ibdes, who received his doctorate from Alcalá, was curate at Mata de los Olmos.---- Palau 142955: describing a copy at the University of Zaragoza, and citing no copy sold. Simón Díaz 4135: adding copies at the University of Granada, the Academia Española and Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid. Jiménez Catalán, @Tipografía zaragozana del s. XVII 407. Thimm, p. 170. Levi & Gelli, p. 35. Not in HSA or @Ticknor Catalogue. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Patriarchatus Alexandrini Geographica desciptio

      Mariette, Pierre, Paris 1640 - Size : 372x510 (mm), 14.625x20.125 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring

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        Novam Hanc Territorii Francofvrtenis Tabulam. Altkolor. Kupferstichkarte.

      Blaeu, Amsterdam um 1640 - Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte 56,5 x 44,5 cm, Sprache: Lateinisch. Sehr dekorative altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte des Rhein-Main-gebietes zwischen Nieder-Eschbach (im Norden), Messel (S), Heidenheim (W) und Hanau (O)und Frankfurt in der Mitte. Am oberen Rand drei Wappen von Bürgermeistern zwischen Allegorien von Justitia, Consilium, Concordia und Pax, unten drei Wappen von Syndici, an den Seiten 28 Wappen der Ratsherren. Sehr schöne, saubere Karte, leicht auf Pappe angeheftet mit älterem Passepartout. Diese Karte wird als prächtigste und attraktivste der Blaeu'schen Offizin hervorgehoben.

      [Bookseller: Karl-Eugen Schlapp, Buchhändler i.R.]
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        L. Annaei Senecae philosophi Opera omnia; ex ult. I. Lipsii emendatione: et M. Annaei Senecae rhetoris quae exstant; ex And. Schotti recens.

      apud Elzevirios, Lugd. Batav. 1640 - Splendide legature coeve in marocchino rosso con nervi, ricchissimi fregi e titolo in oro su tassello nero al ds. Piatti incorniciati da duplici fili oro, dentelle decorate, tagli oro. Carte di guardia marmorizzate con disegno a pettine. Ottimo esemplare. Ex libris Biblioteca Wardington . Raccolta composita: il primo Vol. appartiene alla prima edizione elzeviriana; gli altri due appartengono all edizione del 1659 che porta sul frontis. la data del 1658. Willems, 508 e 1251. 12mo (cm. 12,6), 12 cc.nn. (compreso frontis. interamente inciso e due ritratti a piena pagina), 552 pp. (si uniscono) Tomus secundus in quo Epistolae, & Quaestiones naturales, Amstelodami, apud Ludovicum & Danielem Elzevirios 1658, 12mo (cm. 12,6), 694 pp., 1 c.nn. (bianca); Tomus tertius. Suasoriae, Controversiae, cum Declamationum Excerptis, Amstelodami, apud Ludovicum & Danielem Elzevirios 1658, 12mo (cm. 12,6), 440 pp., 74 cc.nn.

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        Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum Terris Adiacentibus.

      1640 - Kupferstich-Karte von W. Blaeu, Amsterdam, ca. 1640, altkoloriert. Ca.38 x 52,5 cm Papier gebräunt, vor allem am rechten Rand, Bug oben leimschattig, dort auch kleiner Schaden durch Verklebung. Burden, Mapping of North America , no. 242. Dekorative Karte der Karibik aus Blaeus "Le Theatre du Monde, ou Novvel Atlas", Amsterdam 1640, mit französischem Rückentext. Cartographically the map draws on the extremely rare chart by Hessel Gerritsz, c. 1631. The area of coverage is exactly the same with the exception of Blaeu's addition of the west coast of Central America. The nomenclature of the North American part is virtually identical, the only notable addition being the naming of VIRGINIA. It reflects the firsthand knowledge of Gerritsz during his voyage to South America and the West Indies undertaken in 1628."- (Burden) From Blaeu's "Le Theatre du Monde, ou Novvel Atlas", Amsterdam 1640, with french text, original contemporary handcolour. Paper browned at right margin, centerfold browned at upper end, there also some minor faults. Wide margins. Papier gebräunt, vor allem am rechten Rand, Bug oben leimschattig, dort auch kleiner Schaden durch Verklebung.

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        "Novam Hanc Territorii Francofurtensis Tabulam".

      . Altkol. Kupferstich von J. und C. Blaeu, um 1640, 45 x 55 cm.. Karte des Großraums Frankfurt mit dem Mainlauf von Kelsterbach bis Hanau, im Zentrum Befestigungsplan von Frankfurt. Umgeben ist die Karte von 34 Geschlechterwappen und Allegorien des Friedens, der Eintracht, der Gerechtigkeit und der Klugheit. - Die schöne Barockkarte in herrlichem Altkolorit, einschließlich Wappen, Kartusche und Figuren.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Gallæcia Regnum, deScripta a F.Fer Ojea.

      1640 - Amsterdam: c.1640, French text. Original colour. 380 x 485mm. A fine map of Galicia, decorated with ornate cartouches for the title and scale and a compass rose and galleons in the sea.

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        Nova Virginiae Tabula

      Amsterdam, 1640. A MAGNIFICENT MAP OF VIRGINIA: ONE OF THE FIRST TO MAKE THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE CHESAPEAKE KNOWN WIDELY THROUGHOUT EUROPE Engraving with original hand color: 20" x 23 1/2" . Book.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        Halbfigur nach links, vor Stadtarchitektur, den Betrachter anblickend.

      . Schabkunstblatt von A. Bloteling (1640-1690), nach einem Selbstbildnis in London. 20,4:14,1 cm. Wurzbach 37 (Mieris, Zeichnungen) p. 166; Hollstin 185, II; Drugulin 14070. Mit den Versen von W. van Heemskerk. Breitrandig..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Kst.- Karte, b. Janssonius, "Ischia Isola olim Aenaria".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, um 1640, 35 x 45,5. Südorienierte Karte mit 3 altkol. Kartuschen und hüb. Schiffsstaff. im Kartenbild. Die sehr detaillirte Karte zeigt Ischia aus der Vogelschau. Links unten eine Insetkarte der Insel Elba.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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