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        Abbildung der weitberühmten Churfürstl. Residentz Statt und Vestung Dresden - Electoralis Civitas Dresda. Gesamtansicht

      Nürnberg, Paul Fürst 1640 (ca.) - Thieme/Becker XII, 563; Nagler, Künstlerlex. IV, 523; Schottenloher, Flugblatt u. Zeitung 275 ff. - Sehr seltene und frühe große Gesamtansicht von Dresden aus dem Verlag des Paul Fürst und seiner Erben; dieser bestand von 1637 bis 1704. - Oberrand der Ansicht mit Schriftband der Stadtbezeichnung, im oberen Bildteil ein zweites rollenförmiges Schriftband mit den Bezeichnungen von neun wichtigen Bauten, umgeben von zwei sächsischen Wappenschilden; darunter die lateinische Bezeichnung für Dresden. - Die Gesamtansicht aus der halben Vogelschau von Alt-Dresden mit dem Blick über die Elbe hinweg zur Neustadt mit der charakteristischen Silhouette, darunter des Schlosses, der alten Frauenkirche, des Zeughauses, der Neuen Bastei, des Elbtores. Unter der Ansicht der zweispaltige dreistrophige Textreim, der wohl aus der Feder des Nürnberger Kunstverlegers und Meistersängers Paul Fürst stammt: Dresden, die Chur Fürsten Statt, an der Elbeflut, gesetzet, Das für manche Feindsgefahr, fäst wird stehn, und unverletzet. Ist mit so viel Zierd, erfüllt, daß es manniglich ergetzet. - Kaiser, Könige, Fürsten, Herren, sahen dessen Bruckgebäu, Seinen Kunststall, mit verwundern. Komt, ihr Völcker ! Trett herbey, Sagt, ob seine Kunst-Rüst-Kammer irgend zu vergleichen sey . - Kräftiger Abdruck. Unten über den Plattenrand, seitlich über die Einfassungslinie, oben über die Beschriftung knapp beschnitten. Sonst guter Zustand. Eckabriss rechts oben perfekt ausgebessert, dabei kleinster Verlust beim Endbuchstaben n Kupferstich, mongrammiert SL

      [Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH]
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        Notitia Iuris [Juris] Belgici.

      1640 - Useful Digest of the Law of the Spanish Netherlands van den Zype, Francois (Franciscus) [c.1578-1650]. Notitia Iuris Belgici. Editio Secunda Priori Emendatior. Antwerp: Apud Hieronymum Verdussium, 1640. [xx], 284, [xxiv] pp. Quarto (8" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges, sprinkled calf-backed spine with morocco lettering piece, ties lacking. Some rubbing to extremities, boards lightly soiled and somewhat bowed, hinges cracked but secure. Toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Early shelf labels to spine and front board, hand-written owner inscription and two small later stamps to title page. An appealing copy of an uncommon title. * Second edition. Zype was a canon lawyer and church official attached to the Bishop of Antwerp. First published in 1635, this useful and important book on the civil and canon law of the Spanish Netherlands went through at least four more editions and issues into the eighteenth century. Topics include procedure and the law concerning commerce, marriage, the military and other topics. OCLC locates 5 copies of this title in North America, three in law libraries (Harvard, Boston College, Library of Congress), none of this edition. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 198 (4). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        t Begin van Hollant in Dordrecht. Mitsgaders der eerster stede beschrijvinge, regeringe, ende regeerders, als oock de gedenckwaerdighste geschiedenissen aldaer gevallen.

      Dordrecht, Jasper Gorissz., 1640. - Klein 4to. (IV)+360+(3) pp. Met titelvignet, houtsneden (w.o. gezicht op Dordrecht, familiewapens) in de tekst. Gebonden. Perkament uit de tijd. Goed ex. (Recente rugtitel in inkt; enkele watervlekjes in bovenmarge van eerste 10 pp.) * Nijhoff/Van Hattum, 28

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        Aethiopia Inferior vel Exterior. Partes magis Septentrionales, quae hic desiderantur, vide in tabula Aethiopiae Superioris.

      1640 - Kupferstich-Karte von W. Blaeu, Amsterdam, ca. 1640, altkoloriert. Ca. 37,5 x 49,5 cm. Papier gebräunt. Norwich-Stone, Maps of Africa, pages 174/175, map No. 154. Die prachtvolle Karte zeigt Südafrika und Madagaskar. Zahlreiche fiktive Städte, Gebirge und Flüsse spiegeln die europäische Vorstellung von Afrika im 17. Jahrhundert, die noch auf dem ptolemäischen Bild des Kontinents beruht. Auf dem Land und im Ozean sind Tiere wie Elefanten, Affen und Schildkröten sowie mehrere Segelschiffe dargestellt. Rechts unten ist eine prachtvolle Titelkartusche abgebildet, die von zwei Afrikanern gehalten wird, darunter Meilenzeiger. Gradnetz. Aus Blaeus "Le Theatre du Monde, ou Novvel Atlas", Amsterdam 1640, mit französischem Rückentext. This handsome map covers an area from Congo-Zanzibar to the cape with Madagascar on the right side of the map. Various types of animals are depicted on the mainland and the ocean: two elephants and turtles are shown as well as monkeys on the base of the cartouche which is in the right lower corner being held up by an African on either side. Some sailing ships appear in the Atlantic Ocean. From Blaeu's "Le Theatre du Monde, ou Novvel Atlas", Amsterdam 1640, with french text, original contemporary handcolour. The paper is browned. Wide margins. Some overall browning.

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        Portulaca Sativa [Purslane]; Satureia Domestica [Garden savory (summer savory)]; Thymbra legitima [Winter savory]

      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 with the exception of some paper loss on the left margin and in the bottom left corner.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Berthold Schwarz; Hüftbild nach rechts.

      um 1640/50. Kupferstich, um 1640/50, auf Bütten. 18,7:13,6 cm. Literatur: Drugulin 19085 (?).- Tadellos und frisch erhalten, auf die Plattenkante geschnitten.. Berthold Schwarz, Franziskanermönch in Freiburg, sein eigentlicher Name war Konstantin Anklitzen, lebte zwischen 1313 und 1353 und ist der abendländische Erfinder des Schießpulvers.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Der Rom Kay Auch zu Hungarn und Bohaimb [Et]c Koniglichen Majestat.

      1640 - Asserting the Church and Crown in Bohemia [Bohemia]. Ferdinand II [1578-1637], Holy Roman Emperor. Der Rom. Kay. Auch zu Hungarn und Bohaimb [Et]c. Koniglichen Majestat, Ferdinandi dess Andern [et]c. Vernewerte Landes Ordnung Deroselben Erbkonigreichs Bohaimb. Auff der Jetzt Regierenden Kay. und Konigl. May. Ferdinandi dess Dritten [et]c. Allergnadigsten Befehl von Newem Auffgelegt und mit Unterschiedlichen Declaratorien und Novellen Vermehret. [Vienna: Gedruckt bey Mariae Formick, 1640]. [viii], 551, [vi], 131, [2] pp. Two parts, each with title page and individual pagination. Folio (11" x 7"). Contemporary speckled calf, varnished, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, speckled edges, (later?) marbled endpapers. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, joints just starting at ends, corners bumped. Title pages, with large copperplate arms of the Holy Roman Empire, printed in red and black, large arms copperplate arms of Bohemia to versos, woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to a few laves, edges of title pages trimmed closely with minor loss, internally clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. * Fourth edition. Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II, a Habsburg, ruled the Kingdom of Bohemia. A document of the Thirty Years War [1618-1648], his Vernewerte Landes Ordnung (Revised Land Ordinance) for Bohemia, enacted in 1627, aimed to consolidate his power and suppress Protestantism, which was spreading though parts of that kingdom. Among other measures, it deprived the Bohemian estates of their military rights, placed all schools under Jesuit control and made Catholicism the kingdom's only legal religion. Due in part to his aggressive stance, Bohemia witness some of the most brutal battles of the war. Ferdinand, who died in 1637, was able to pass the kingdom to his heir, but the land and its crown were greatly diminished. Editions of the Vernewerte Landes Ordnung were published in 1627, 1628, 1638, 1640, 1714 and 1753. All are scarce. OCLC locates 2 copies of the 1640 edition in North American law schools (University of Michigan, Yale). Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachraum Erschienenen Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts 12:656896L. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      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 from medieval lore. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done. Hand-coloured engraving. Very small right hand margin. Faint writing in ink under titles. Mild ink residue on plate. Otherwise excellent.

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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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        Candia, olim Creta.

      Amsterdam: c. 1640. - BLAEU, JOHAN Candia, olim Creta. Amsterdam: c. 1640. Hand coloured copper plate engraved map, 38x53 cm., centrefold. Bright, clean and very decorative. Very good. ISBN: EURO 600 CATALOG: Maps & Engravings KEYWORDS: Map Crete

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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.

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        Sclavonia, Croatia, Bosnia cum Dalmatiae Parte

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

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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

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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]

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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]

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        Christ’s Victory and Triumph, in Heaven, and Earth, Over and After Death. Wherein is lively figured his Birth. Circumcision. Baptisme. Temptation. Passion. Resurrection. Assention. In foure divine Poems.

      Cambridge: Printed by Roger Daniel for Richard Royston 1640 - with 7 engraved plates by George Yates (see below), the first plate bound in at a slight angle (just trimming the plate mark at upper inner corner), woodcut initials and various printer’s ornaments, probably washed, with a few (marginal) weaknesses in the paper skilfully reinforced, and creases in the last leaf straightened out, minor worming, touching some letters and almost imperceptibly the plates, 3 letters of the Greek epigraph defective (as noted in Quaritch collation note of 1910, "otherwise perfect"), pp. [xiv], 45, 49-84 (as called for in this issue), 4to, nineteenth-century red hard grained morocco, spine lettered in gilt direct, gilt inner dentelles, top compartment of spine a little skew (the result of the volume having been hard pressed up to by a slightly shorter one), upper board with a concomitant dark patch at the top, spine darkened, Huth’s leather bookplate, good A very good large copy (185 x 137 mm) of this important and rare set of ‘divine Poems’, influential upon Milton, together with the series of 7 exquisite engravings by George Yate, themselves of notable rarity.A reissue, with sectional title pages cancelled and cancel general title page, of the second edition of 1632. The lack of the sectional title accounts for the gap in the pagination; the Huntington copy has a blank leaf here. STC/ESTC record 4 copies: BL, Longleat; Huntington, Wesleyan University, to which can be added Cambridge. The BL copy is that reproduced in EEBO: it is severely cropped, and does not have the plates: only the Huntington copy (the Hoe exemplar) of those recorded has the plates, suggested in ESTC to be a ‘variant issue.’ Yate’s series of engravings, incorporating verses probably by himself (see Hind II p. 244), was originally published c. 1620 and is known in that form in a single copy only, at Cambridge, which has in addition an engraved title.Giles Fletcher’s poem was first published in 1610. It is his ‘principal work . the only one published in his lifetime (there was a second edition in 1632, like the first printed in Cambridge). Fletcher dedicates his poem to Thomas Neville, in terms effusive even for the time; then he proceeds to his prefatory remarks ‘To the Reader’ in which he defends ‘prophane Poetrie’ that nevertheless may deal ‘with divine and heavenly matters’. He invokes the names of Prudentius, St Bernard, Sannazaro, and especially DuBartas and Spenser - these two last having had, indeed, the greatest influence on Fletcher; yet Grosart perhaps justly describes Fletcher "as the pioneer of England's religious poetry in epic or semi-epic form" (Grosart, 49). Fletcher's "epic" is very much in his own voice’ (ODNB). A worthy link in the chain which connects Fletcher’s great master, Spenser, and his great successor, Milton (see Pforzheimer 366).Yate’s verses incorporated in the engravings are vigorous iambic pentameters. On the circumcision:‘Be thou both Preist and knife : re-act each part thy selfe againe, Go circumcise thy heart.’This was Lot 2945 in the Huth sale (‘very rare’), £8/5/- to Quaritch. Huth had copies of the 1610 and 1632 editions too. (ESTC S102302)

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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.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Barry McKay Rare Books]
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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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        A PARADOX. PROOVING, THAT THE INHABITANTS OF THE ISLE CALLED MADAGASCAR, OR ST. LAWRENCE, (IN TEMPORALL THINGS) ARE THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. WHEREUNTO IS PREFIXED, A BRIEFE AND TRUE DESCRIPTION OF THAT ISLAND.WITH MOST PROBABLE ARGUMENTS OF A HOPEFULL AND FIT PLANTATION OF A COLONY THERE.

      London: Printed for Nathaniel Butter, . 1640 - [38]pp. Small quarto. Three-quarter antique-style calf and marbled boards, gilt morocco label. 19th-century armorial library bookplate on front pastedown. Closely trimmed, just touching the letter "A" on the titlepage and cropping the upper portion of a few running titles and catchwords. Titlepage soiled, with small ink spots affecting a few characters of text. Very good. The only edition of this rare utopian work describing the island of Madagascar and its inhabitants. The author, Walter Hamond (d. 1648) had by his own account traveled several times to Madagascar in the service of the East India Company, once "resident there Foure Moneths together." During the 1630s, as King Charles I was advised that Madagascar would be an ideal location for English traders bound for India and the Far East to refresh and repair their ships, Hamond composed A PARADOX., encouraging further use of the island for colonization and trade. Describing the land of Madagascar in Edenic terms, Hamond begins his characterization of its inhabitants by referring to them as "a sluggish and slothfull people." "If any where," he writes, "the Proverbe, Terra bona, gens male, may here be applied" (A4v). He swiftly recasts them, however, as an innocent and virtuous race, whose "Nakednesse, Poverty, and Simplicity" demonstrate a happy, prelapsarian state instead of one of wretchedness or misery: "Now for Pride [of clothing and appearance], such is the Happinesse of these people, that they know not what it meanes, here is no man that respectech another the better for his Out- side, but for his inward vertue, and naturall Endowmens.They know that the inordinate desire of riches in the Root of all mischiefe, a Raging famisht Beast, that will not bee satisfied.As for Gold, the Soule of the World.[t]hese people know it not, or doe they know it, they regard it not, at least I am sure they value it not" (D4v-E1). Hamond continues with the observation that the Golden Age "so much celebrated by ancient Writers, was not so called, from the Estimation, or predomination that Gold had in the Hearts of men.[b]ut from the Contemps thereof"; this "happy Age these people doe at this present enjoy" (E1v). A fascinating precursor to the 18th-century imaginings of the Noble Savage, and a rare title on the market. STC 12735. DNB VIII, p.1137.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        13 Plays and Pieces of the Works of Ben Jonson. Including Everyman in His Humour; Everyman out of His Humour; Cynthia's Revells; Poetaster; Seianus; Volpone; Epicoene; The Alchemist; Catiline; Epigrammes; The Forrest; Masques at Court etc

      Printed by Richard Bishop and Robert Young, London 1640 - 886pp. Chapter heading illustrations and vignettes. The book is from the 2nd Folio of the Works of Ben Jonson, primarily plays. Handwritten title [on paste-down] states 'Ye seconde folio of Father Ben his Workes'. The volume commences at page 3 with a one page dedication 'To the most learned and my honour'd friend 'Mr. Camden, Clarentiaux' and ends 'Your true lover, Ben Johnson'. Each of the 13 plays, or pieces by Ben Jonson has its own dated Title and Dedication page, [apart from 'Everyman in His Humour] with the majority of plays followed by a list of persons in each play and a cast list of the principal actors at the first performance of the play with date. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE [Will. Shake-Speare] is named as one of the actors [or 'Principall Comedians' or 'Tragedians'] in several plays notably 'Everyman in his Humour' and 'Seianus his Fall'. [Shakespeare's Company produced several of Jonson's plays]. Cover worn and scuffed. Upper board cracked and reattached. Some corner wear to first 50 pages and light staining. Lacks preliminaries, including title and half title. Hand written contents page on verso of ffep and handwritten title on paste-down. Two pages of neat handwritten text to the 'Alchemist' [589/590] and 'Catiline' [599/600]. Also some occasional contemporary writing on fore edge columns. Contents firm Contemporary leather with a simple repeat rectangular border design [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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