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2018-08-09 03:41:48
FRANCESCO DA BARBERINO [NICOLAS POUSSIN].
[In Roma, nella stamperia di Vitale Mascardi, 1640], in-4, leg. coeva in piena perg. floscia (parzialmente staccata dal corpo dei fascicoli), titolo manoscritto al dorso, pp. [40], 376, [140]. Con 15 illustrazioni calcografiche a piena pagina comprese nella fascicolazione (disegnate ed incise da Camas, Bloemaert, Magalotti, Greuter, Fabio della Cormia, Massimi), ma che risentono dell'influenza di Nicolas Poussin. Prima edizione. Esemplare purtroppo privo delle prime due carte, +1 (occhietto), +2 (frontespizio inciso), e delle due carte che erano solidali con con queste: +7 e +8 (dedica ai lettori). La carta i3 legata in posizione errata. David Freedberg ha studiato il ruolo di Poussin nelle illustrazioni di questo volume e gli attribuisce - oltre al ritratto dell'autore firmato Nic. Pucci - anche i disegni di quella a p. 91 e di quella a p. 357 (entrambe ufficialmente firmate da Camillo Massimi). Splendido libro barocco. Cicognara, 1985. David Freedberg, Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665), exposition au Grand Palais 1995, pp. 65-67. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Libreria Oreste Gozzini snc [Firenze, FI, Italy]
2018-07-29 06:19:23
OVID GOWER, John
[Cambridge]: Printed by Roger Daniel, Printer to the University of Cambridge: And are to be sold by M[ichael] S[parke] junior, 1640. [42], 146pp, [2]. With an initial leaf, blank except for a fleuron, and a terminal imprimatur leaf. Title in red and black. Later blind-tooled calf, gilt. Extremities worn, insect damage, surface loss, and marking to boards. Shelf-label of the Porkington Library to FEP, occasional ink-spotting, family chronology to recto of initial blank leaf, pen-trials to title-page, p.146, and imprimatur leaf. The first translation into English of Ovid's Fasti, done by Master of Arts John Gower, graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge. The dedication, to John Etheridge, Vicar of Halstead, Essex and former fellow of Queen's College Cambridge (1615-1626), is signed Edward Alliston and suggests that the work was printed posthumously. Thereafter follows an epistle in tribute to the translator signed Isaac Tinckler, which contains the somewhat condescending line: 'Now Ovid hath his wish, that he may be / In English read upon a Ladies knee.' The work includes a life of the Roman poet, as well as an adaptation of 'Clio's complaint for the death of Ovid'. A concurrently printed variant (STC 18948.5) omits Sparke's name in imprint. ESTC S113673, Grolier, Wither to Prior 405, STC 18948.. 8vo.
Bookseller: Antiquates Ltd [United Kingdom]
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2018-07-27 18:36:33
Josephus (Flavius)
John Waterson, 1640. Significant aging and wear, covers and binding are intact but tearing in places along the spine and edges, pages are somewhat fragile. Covers have scuffs and scratches, spine has some creases as well. Some pages appear to have been repaired with quality tape, well done but noticeable. Inscription on the first page in pen. Pencil writing opposite title page with details of author, translator, etc. Stains on the pages throughout, page edges are wrinkled and have some stains and scratches. Dent or cut in page edges along the side, pages in that section are missing that portion of the edge of the page (see photos). Translated from Latin and French into English.
Bookseller: brightlightbookseller [Casselberry, Florida, US]
2018-07-24 15:21:57
YORKE, James (fl.1640).
London: Printed by Edward Griffin for Willliam Leake, 1640. [Heraldry] FIRST EDITION. In sixes (29 x 19cm), pp.[14] 331 [1]; 76; 52 [4]. With the copper engraved frontispiece dated 1641, the engraver's monogram being 'T.R.' Later nineteenth century speckled calf with raised bands and gilt titles to red label on spine. Further gilt decoration to spine and boards. All edges and endpapers marbled. Neat repairs to joints and hinges. Bookplates of Henry Howard of Greystone, and C-A. Fallenius to front endpapers; further bookplate of Evald ef Sandeberg to verso. One or two minor paper repairs - likely trimmed in the nineteenth century. A small water mark to top corner of some leaves. Small black ink marks to top corner of title page. Some scratches to lower board; light outer wear otherwise. Very good.
Bookseller: Adrian Harrington [UNITED KINGDOM]
2018-07-21 07:14:39
KÖLN:
Kupferstich v. Löffler aus Flores seraphici . b. C. Münich in Köln, 1640, 30 x 19,5
Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas [Bedburg-Hau, Germany]
2018-07-15 18:11:14
(1640). Schöne Folge von Radierungen mit den typischen Verrichtungen in der entsprechenden Jahreszeit. Der Architektur nach eher Darstellungen südlicher Ideallandschaften, obwohl im "Winter" kraftvoll Schlittschuh gelaufen wird. – Mit vollem Plattenrand. Bei 3 Blättern unten teils Falzunterlegung im äußeren Rand außerhalb der Darstellung. Der "Frühling" mit winziger durch den Falz unterlegter Fehlstelle in der unteren Einfassungslinie. – Stimmungsvolle Darstellungen mit reicher figürlicher Staffage.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Braecklein [Berlin, Germany]
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2018-07-12 14:38:26
Sala Berart Gaspar
por Sebastian y Iayme Mateuad impresor de la Ciudad y su Universidad, En Barcelona, 1640. In-folio (290x205 mm.), pp. (4), 135 [recte 141], (3). Arma della città di Barcellona al frontespizio incisa da Jean de Courbes; altre 2 figure in legno a piena pagina (Calice eucaristico e immagine di Santa Eulalia di Barcelona). Legatura in mezza pelle con titolo inciso in oro in senso longitudinale al frontespizio, piatti in pergamena decorata. Bell'esemplare. Il testo di questa proclamazione fu scritto dal frate Gaspar Sala Berart su incarico del Consell de Cent. Opera assai importante nelle pubblicista moderna poiché inaugura una fase di veemente guerra propagandistica delle autorità catalane contro la monarchia di Filippo IV. Ottimo esemplare. Bibliografia: Palau y Dulcet, n. 238274, in nota) [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: AU SOLEIL D'OR Studio Bibliografico [ACQUI TERME, AL, Italy]
2018-07-09 12:26:39
James Yorke
London: Good. Here is the ultimate antiquarian heraldry volume! There are over 300 pages of coats of arms. As far as I can see they are all hand painted in vibrant colors. Ebay photography does not begin to do justice to the bright, mineral hardness of the colors of the coats of arms in this book. I don't know when these illuminations were done or by whom. The main title page gives the date as 1640. But another minor title page has been added and that gives the date as 1644. Go figure! The cover is weathered but complete. The front hinge is starting to separate but is still holding very strong. Because I'm absorbing the postage costs, the offer is open only to US residents. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: thegrimpenpostmaster [Verona, New Jersey, US]
2018-06-28 22:29:18
BARBA, ALBARO (ALVARO) ALONSO.
Franckfurt am Mayn, Johann Friedrich Fleischer, 1739. Small 8vo. Recent hvellum. 2 old names on titlepage. (4),198,(3) pp., some textillustr. in woodcut showing chemical apparatus. ¶ Scarce fourth German edition. The first part of the book deals with the generation of metals...the second with the extraction of silver by mercury. He cites alchemical literature on the origin of the earth, minerals, salts, adding clear descriptions. He excelled in the "Treatment of silver ores by amalgation, using processes that he himself had discovered and that were in large measure responsible for the wealth of the province." (DSB)."Barba was a native of the village of Lepe in Andalusia. He entered the church and became pastor of St. bernards at Potosi, in South America. While there he had the opportunity of studying minerals and mining, extraction of silver and assaying, and became very skilful in these branches of science. He embodied his knowledge and experience in the treatise "El arte de los metallos", published in Madrid in 1640 in 4to, with illustrations. It was kept as secret as possible by the Spaniards, but when Edw. Montagu, Earl of Sandwich, was ambassador extraordinary to Spain, he obtained a copy and translated two of the five books into English in 1669. The first book appeared at London in 1670, and the two together in 1674. Two German translations followed, one from the English, and long after, another from the French; and two in French from the Spanish." (Ferguson I: p.70-71). - Duveen p.42-43 (but not this edition). Thorndike VII: pp. 257-61.
Bookseller: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn [DK]
2018-06-28 20:42:36
GROTIUS, HUGO. - FIRST TEXTBOOK IN CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS.
Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden), 1640. 12mo. Bound in one contemp. full vellum. Small spots to vellum. MS-title on spine faint. (6),327,(7);372 pp. Light marginal browning. From the library of the Danish zoologist Henrik Krøyer. ¶ Early edition of this famous work arguing for the truth of Christianity and aiming to convert Muslims and Jews to Christianity.While in Paris, Grotius set about rendering into Latin prose a work which he had compiled in prison, providing rudimentary yet systematic arguments for the truth of Christianity. (Showcasing Grotius' skill as a poet, the earlier Dutch version of the work, Bewijs van den waren Godsdienst (pub. 1622), was written entirely in didactic verse.) The Latin work was first published in 1627 as De veritate religionis Christianae."It was the first Protestant textbook in Christian apologetics, and was divided into six books. Part of the text dealt with the emerging questions of historical consciousness concerning the authorship and content of the canonical gospels. Other sections of the work addressed pagan religion, Judaism and Islam. What also distinguished this work in the history of Christian apologetics is its precursor role in anticipating the problems expressed in Eighteenth century Deism, and that Grotius represents the first of the practitioners of legal or juridical apologetics in the defence of Christian belief. Hugely popular, the book was translated from Latin into English, Arabic, Persian and Chinese by Edward Pococke for use in missionary work in the East and remained in print until the end of the nineteenth century."(Wikipe … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn [DK]
2018-06-25 15:09:08
LICETI (o Licetus) Fortunio (1577-1657)
NICOLA SCHIRATTI. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida; dorso a 4 nervi rilevati con autore, titolo e numeri di collocazione anticamente mascritti a penna; al verso della carta di guardia anteriore, nota manoscritta di possesso di Alexander Alphonsus. 8 pagine non numerate, compreso il frontespizio con titolo, fregio tipografico e timbro rotondo con all'interno lettere C.G. Bel ritratto inciso fuori testo dell'autore, eseguito da A. Salmincius; 280 pagine numerate. Prima rara edizione. Cfr. Treccani, "Nel 1640 il L. pubblicò il Litheosphorus, sive De lapide Bononiensi lucem in se conceptam ab ambiente claro mox in tenebris mire conservante (Udine 1640), dedicato alla cosiddetta "pietra lucifera di Bologna", una varietà di barite proveniente dalle argille di monte Paderno nel Bolognese, fornita della singolare proprietà di diventare fosforescente dopo calcinazione, ossia, come si diceva allora, di assorbire la luce del sole, e poi di restituirla a poco a poco. Nel capitolo L dell'opera, dedicato alla luce cinerea che si può scorgere nella parte tenebrosa della luna, specialmente quando è poco distante dalla congiunzione con il sole, il L. cercò di confutare l'opinione di Galilei - già esposta nel Sidereus nuncius -, secondo cui il fenomeno non è altro che l'effetto dei raggi solari riflessi dalla Terra sulla luna; il L., invece, ne attribuiva l'origine a una luminescenza prodotta dall'atmosfera che circonda la luna, la quale, analogamente alla "pietra lucifera di Bologna", avrebbe avuto la proprietà di conservare per un certo tempo la luce in precedenza pervenutale dal s … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio [TORINO, TO, Italy]
2018-06-21 06:55:53
BLAEU, JOAN
Baleares - Insulae Balearides et Pytiusae Beautiful map of the islands of Mallorca, Minorca, and Ibiza, including the coasts of Catalonia and Valencia. The major towns are depicted on the islands along with physical detail, while in the surrounding Mediterranean waters triremes, sailing ships and sea creatures are depicted. Published in Amsterdam by the house of Blaeu approx. 1640. Original hand colouring. Size: 38,0 x 49,2 cm. Verso: Latin text. Price: 725,- (excl. VAT/BTW)
Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat Mefferdt & De Jonge [Netherlands]
2018-06-17 15:15:13
[Mexico; Parties in honor of the New Viceroy; Women literature in Colonial Mexico].
1640. Mexico. Imprenta de Juan Ruiz and Francisco Robledo. 4to (200 x 142 mm). 39 ff., 2-19 (i.e. 18 ff.), 1 ff. (numbered "40"), 12 ff. [Zodiaco], 4 nn. ff. [Loa], 41-45 (i.e. 5 ff., the continuation of ff. 40, part of the Viage), 4 ff. [Adicion a los festejos], 1 ff. (numbered 45), 3 ff. [of 4] [Festin], 6 ff. [Relacion]. Contemporary calf, possibly Mexican, raised bands to spine, red lettering piece, all tooled in gilt, slightly rubbed. Faint waterstain to about half the book, on occasions running for about half the page, some marginal soiling, overall a good copy of this extremely rare book.
Bookseller: HS Rare Books [Argentina]
2018-06-17 13:17:02
BACON, Francis.
Oxford: printed by Leon Lichfield, for Robert Young & Edward Forrest, 1640. Oxford: printed by Leon Lichfield, for Robert Young & Edward Forrest,, 1640. Written in Latin. Interpreted by Gilbert Wats. Folio (288 x 192 mm). Contemporary calf, spine and boards elaborately tooled in gilt; spine compartments with scrollwork centre motifs, raised bands edged with tooth-pattern tooling, the boards double-framed with rope-twist and tooth ruling, elaborate scrollwork and floriate centrepiece and cornerpieces, green ties, edges gilt. Housed in a brown cloth chemise and matching book-form slipcase. Engraved portrait frontispiece and vignette title page by William Marshall, engraved head- and tailpieces, initials. Bookplate of H. Bradley Martin to front pastedown, previous owner's label to front pastedown partly removed, early ownership inscription to frontispiece recto partially obscured by repaired hole. Some wear and light marking to extremities and boards, hinges partly cracked but firm, a few tiny holes to frontispiece and title leaf, two minor paper repairs to top edge of [cross]3, closed tear to lower edge of C1, a small rust spot to gatherings N–O resulting in tiny perforation in margin, else a very good, well-margined copy, with occasional foxing and dampstain. First expanded edition in English, the Bradley Martin copy, well-margined and handsomely bound in contemporary calf. The fine engraved portrait by William Marshall, so often lacking, is present here. It was translated from the 1623 enlarged Latin version (De augmentis scientiarum) of Bacon's 1605 treatise on learning … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2018-06-17 07:08:53
Brent, Nathaniel;Pietro Soaue Polano
London: Robert Young and John Ravvorth, 1640. Hardcover. Very good. "Unto this Third Edition are added divers observable Passages, and Epistles, concerning the truth of this Historie, specified in the next Page." Folio. (10)881 (but 879),(16). A 15pp. Tables is included in the pagination. Later binding of quarter pigskin, spine in seven compartments, red leather lettering label, gilt, marbled paper boards. Woodcut capitals and headpieces, wood printers' device on the title page. Page 879 misnumbered 881. The first 8 and last 4 leaves are rough along the edges, soiled, and with some loss at the corners, but not intruding near the text block. Other than that,this is a very good copy. A translation of Historia del Concilio Tridentino. Blow by blow description of the landmark Council of Trent. ESTC S116695.
Bookseller: Thorn Books [US]
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2018-06-16 15:58:26
Brent, Nathaniel;Pietro Soaue Polano
London: Robert Young and John Ravvorth, 1640. "Unto this Third Edition are added divers observable Passages, and Epistles, concerning the truth of this Historie, specified in the next Page." Folio. (10)881 (but 879),(16). A 15pp. Tables is included in the pagination. Later binding of quarter pigskin, spine in seven compartments, red leather lettering label, gilt, marbled paper boards. Woodcut capitals and headpieces, wood printers' device on the title page. Page 879 misnumbered 881. The first 8 and last 4 leaves are rough along the edges, soiled, and with some loss at the corners, but not intruding near the text block. Other than that,this is a very good copy. A translation of Historia del Concilio Tridentino. Blow by blow description of the landmark Council of Trent. ESTC S116695. Very good.
Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA [U.S.A.]
2018-06-15 17:34:55
BLAEU, JOAN
Regno di Napoli "Regno di Napoli"?, kopergravure rond 1640 vervaardigd door Joan Blaeu. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. Afm. ca. 38,5 x 50 cm. Met aan de achterzijde in het Nederlands een beschrijving van het gebied. Het koninkrijk Napels maakte in die tijd deel uit van de Spaanse gebieden van het Habsburgse rijk. In de rechter bovenhoek zien we dan ook het Spaanse wapen. De kaart is verder fraai versierd met de kleurige provinciewapens in de kaartrand. Als bron voor deze kaart maakte Blaeu gebruik van een atlas van de Italiaanse kartograaf Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617), wiens kaartboek Italia in 1620 postuum in Bologna was uitgegeven. De kaart werd maakte ook onderdeel uit van Blaeu's Atlas Major. Het uitgeven van de Atlas Major wordt, met bijna 600 dubbelzijdige van koperen platen gedrukte gravures en 3000 pagina's tekst, gezien als een van de grote prestaties van de Gouden Eeuw. Een onderneming met een gecompliceerde planning, financiering en inzet van mankracht en specialisten. Ook hedendaagse uitgevers erkennen Joan Blaeu's superioriteit, drie?nhalve eeuw geleden. De Blaeu atlas was het meest kostbare gedrukte boek dat je in de tweede helft van de 17e eeuw kon krijgen, afhangend van de taal en kleuring tussen fl. 330 en fl. 460. (Een assistent boekverkoper verdiende rond 1660 fl. 2 per week, de huurprijs van een boekwinkel lag tussen fl. 400 - fl. 700 per jaar.) De atlas werd dan ook gemaakt voor een kleine groep geprivilegieerden, die over het intellect en met name de middelen beschikten, om een meesterwerk als de Atlas Major te kunnen waarderen. De gegoeden va … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat Mefferdt & De Jonge [Netherlands]
2018-06-04 05:44:07
OVID. GOWER, John
Printed by Roger Daniel, Printer to the University of Cambridge: And are to be sold by M[ichael] S[parke] junior, 1640. [Cambridge]: Printed by Roger Daniel, Printer to the University of Cambridge: And are to be sold by M[ichael] S[parke] junior, 1640. [42], 146pp, [2]. With an initial leaf, blank except for a fleuron, and a terminal imprimatur leaf. Title in red and black. Later blind-tooled calf, gilt. Extremities worn, insect damage, surface loss, and marking to boards. Shelf-label of the Porkington Library to FEP, occasional ink-spotting, family chronology to recto of initial blank leaf, pen-trials to title-page, p.146, and imprimatur leaf. The first translation into English of Ovid's Fasti, done by Master of Arts John Gower, graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge. The dedication, to John Etheridge, Vicar of Halstead, Essex and former fellow of Queen's College Cambridge (1615-1626), is signed Edward Alliston and suggests that the work was printed posthumously. Thereafter follows an epistle in tribute to the translator signed Isaac Tinckler, which contains the somewhat condescending line: 'Now Ovid hath his wish, that he may be / In English read upon a Ladies knee.' The work includes a life of the Roman poet, as well as an adaptation of 'Clio's complaint for the death of Ovid'. A concurrently printed variant (STC 18948.5) omits Sparke's name in imprint. ESTC S113673, Grolier, Wither to Prior 405, STC 18948.. 8vo.
Bookseller: Antiquates Ltd - ABA, ILAB [Wareham, Dorset, United Kingdom]
2018-06-02 06:12:15
BLAEU WILLEM.
1640. Incisione in rame, colorata d'epoca 385x495. Elegante carta eseguita sul modello di Magini. Buon esemplare con leggeri aloni marginali. W. Blaeu, astronomo allievo di Tycho Brahe, fondò un'officina per la costruzione di globi nel 1599; quasi immediatamente iniziò a pubblicare anche carte geografiche, giungendo nel 1630 alla creazione del primo atlante "Atlantis Appendix" e cinque anni dopo, della prima edizione in due tomi del "Atlas Novus". Dopo la sua morte nel 1638, a cura del figlio Johan si giunse nel 1662 alla pubblicazione del celebre "Atlas Maior" in 11 volumi. Nel 1672 un incendio distrusse l'officina e segnò la fine dell'attività.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s. [IT]
2018-06-02 06:12:15
BLAEU WILLEM
1640. Incisione in rame, colorata d'epoca,mm 420x520. Elegante carta eseguita sull'originale di Magini. Ottimo esemplare. W. Blaeu, astronomo allievo di Tycho Brahe, pubblicò il primo atlante "Atlantis Appendix" e cinque anni dopo, della prima edizione in due tomi del "Atlas Novus". Dopo la sua morte nel 1638, a cura del figlio Johan si giunse nel 1662 alla pubblicazione del celebre "Atlas Maior" in 11 volumi. Nel 1672 un incendio distrusse l'officina e segnò la fine dell'attività. Copper engraving, original colour, 380x495. Elegant map from the original by Magini. A very good example. W. Blaeu, born in Alkmaar in 1571, studied astronomy by Tycho Brahe and founded a business in 1599 as a globe and instrument maker. He immediately expanded the business publishing maps and in 1630 the first atlas "Atlantis appendix" and five years later the "Atlas novus". After his death in 1638, his son Joan reached publication of the major work of the family, the "Atlas maior" in 11 volumes. in 1672 a great fire destroyed the Blaeu's printing house.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s. [IT]
2018-06-01 07:03:31
SCOT, Reginald.:
London, B. Alsop and T. Fawcet, 1640. FOURTH EDITION 1640. This work is taken from "Thomas Barker's The Country-Mans Recreation", where it formed Book 2, without crediting Reginald Scot. as author, 8vo, approximately 175 x 140 mm, 7 x 5½ inches, 7 small woodcuts in the text, pages: Title page, 91-127, last page blank, tipped into marbled paper wrapper. Tile page browned, small neat repair to top of blank side of title page, all pages age-browned, top corner torn from pages 115-116 with small loss of text, tip of 2 lower corners torn off, no loss to text, slight chipping to foot of title page and some edges, a good copy (though slightly fragile in places) of a scarce work. Originally published in 1574, 1576 and 1578; the first English book on hop farming and Reginald Scot's first published work, before his Discoverie of Witchcraft. See: Fussell Old English Farming Books 1523-1730, pages 12, 31 and 38; Blanche Henrey, Volume 1, pages 64-66 and 68 and 167; Agricultural Writers from Sir Walter of Henley to Arthur Young, 1200-1800, pages 34-38; MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
Bookseller: Roger Middleton [United Kingdom]
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2018-05-25 21:39:22
SCOT, Reginald.:
London, B. Alsop and T. Fawcet, 1640. FOURTH EDITION 1640. This work is taken from "Thomas Barker's The Country-Mans Recreation", where it formed Book 2, without crediting Reginald Scot. as author, 8vo, approximately 175 x 140 mm, 7 x 5½ inches, 7 small woodcuts in the text, pages: Title page, 91-127, last page blank, tipped into marbled paper wrapper. Tile page browned, small neat repair to top of blank side of title page, all pages age-browned, top corner torn from pages 115-116 with small loss of text, tip of 2 lower corners torn off, no loss to text, slight chipping to foot of title page and some edges, a good copy (though slightly fragile in places) of a scarce work. Originally published in 1574, 1576 and 1578; the first English book on hop farming and Reginald Scot's first published work, before his Discoverie of Witchcraft. See: Fussell Old English Farming Books 1523-1730, pages 12, 31 and 38; Blanche Henrey, Volume 1, pages 64-66 and 68 and 167; Agricultural Writers from Sir Walter of Henley to Arthur Young, 1200-1800, pages 34-38; MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [GB]
2018-05-24 15:44:43
SCOT, Reginald.
London B. Alsop and T. Fawcet. FOURTH EDITION 1640. This work is taken from "Thomas Barker's The Country-Mans Recreation", where it formed Book 2, without crediting Reginald Scot. as author, 8vo, approximately 175 x 140 mm, 7 x 5½ inches, 7 small woodcuts in the text, pages: Title page, 91-127, last page blank, tipped into marbled paper wrapper, small neat repair to top of blank side of title page, all pages age-browned, top corner torn from pages 115-116 with small loss of text, tip of 2 lower corners torn off, no loss to text, slight chipping to foot of title page and some edges, a good copy (though slightly fragile in places) of a scarce work. Originally published in 1574, 1576 and 1578; the first English book on hop farming and Reginald Scot's first published work, before his Discoverie of Witchcraft. See: Fussell Old English Farming Books 1523-1730, pages 12, 31 and 38; Blanche Henrey, Volume 1, pages 64-66 and 68 and 167; Agricultural Writers from Sir Walter of Henley to Arthur Young, 1200-1800, pages 34-38; MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]
2018-05-24 07:14:21
Montagu, Richard [Mountacutto, Richardo]
London: Flesher & Young, 1640. ESTC S114978. Folio; 424 pp.; 508 pp. [two books bound as one]; contemporary full vellum; largely soiled with puncture to spine; titles printed in red and black; pp. 157-158 of second part torn in half/lost; contents else very good; individual title pages each part.1636; spine: soiled vellum with title in hand punctured.[Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates]. Rockville Non-Retail Listings.
Bookseller: Second Story Books [US]
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2018-05-23 07:24:17
n/a
Please feel free to request a detailed description. Short description (computer translated from Russian into English): 1640-ies. Amsterdam. Paper, engraving on copper (etching, cutter), coloring by watercolor. From the picture of Isaac Massa. Dimensions of the image: 38,4?52,8 cm. It is framed in a frame with a glass and a passepartout. ANT_zhiv. SKUANT34-281 Language: n/a
Bookseller: Land of Magazines [SOMERVILLE, MA, U.S.A.]
2018-05-18 20:01:56
ALPINI, Prospero
Patavi, typis Pauli Frambotti Bibliopolae, 1640. 2 h. inc. port. con la marca del impresor grabada en madera, 144 p. Numerosas ilustraciones en madera a toda plana. junto con: ALPINI, Prospero. De Balsamo dialogus. In quo verissima balsami plantae, opobalsami, carpobalsami & xylobalsami cognitio Patavii, apud Paulum Frambottum, 1639. 54 p. inc. port., 2 h. de índice entre las p. 4 y 5, 1 h. bl. junto con: VESLINGII, Ioannis. De Plantis Aegyptis observationes et notae ad prosper Alpinum cum aditamento aliarum eiusdem regiones. Patavii, apud Paulum Frambottum, 1638. 4 h. inc. port. con la marca del impresor grabada en madera, 80 p., 2 h. de índice. Los tres juntos en un mismo volumen en 4º (21,1 x 15,6 cm.) Plena piel del siglo XX, rueda gofrada en planos, lomo con nervios, título y data en oro, contracantos dorados, estuche. Última edición, comentada y ampliada, de la obra más importante del médico y botánico italiano Prospero Alpino, profesor de botánica de la Universidad de Padua y responsable de la introducción en Europa del café y el plátano; también fue el primero en fertilizar palmeras datileras artificialmente. Alpino realizó in situ durante tres años de estancia en Egipto un extenso estudio de su flora, recogido en esta obra, en la que se incluyen los primeros relatos botánicos sobre el café, el plátano y el jengibre (Zingiberaceae) que acabaría recibiendo el nombre de Alpinia. De plantys aegypti está considerado el primer tratado de botánica egipcia y el primero en contener una ilustración de la planta del café. Buen ejemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón [Madrid, Spain]
2018-05-17 20:39:46
Parkinson, John
Printed by Tho. Cotes, London, 1640-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. First edition. Folio, 34.5 x 24 cm. [20] 1755 pp. Lacking engraved title, final 3 pages of errata. Rebound in modern leather. Fine binding. 5 raised bands. Gilt flourish and title to spine. Restoration to title page. Some toning, spotting and marginal soiling/staining. Offsetting to woodcuts. Dampstaining, corrosion to first leaves with loss to text. Occasional old ink corrections and marginalia. Final leaf remounted. <br><br> Parkinson held the position of Botanicus Regius Primarius to Charles I and Apothecary to James I. Parkinson's Theatrum Botanicum is the largest of the English herbals (nearly double that of the first edition of Gerard's). "While Parkinson's reputation was established by the appearance of his Paradisus in 1629, the latter was overshadowed by the publication in 1640 of what was his much greater work, the Theatrum Botanicum . This digest attempted the description of nearly 4,000 plants, almost 1000 more than were contained in Johnson's edition of Gerard. The descriptions in many instances are new and great care was exercised to secure accuracy in indicating localities."- Green. The Botanicum was the most complete and beautifully presented English botanical treatise of its day. "One of the two main pillars of botany in England at the time of Ray" (Henrey). Parkinson's work, although based on Matthias L'Obel's works, was in large part original. It was the first work to describe 33 native plants, 13 of which grew near Parkinson's Middlesex home. Some of these plants, such as the Welsh … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sequitur Books [Boonsboro, MD, U.S.A.]
2018-05-16 14:37:18
Simon de VLIEGER
1640. Acquaforte, monogrammata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Esemplare del secondo stato (di tre?) con l’aggiunta del monogramma in basso a sinistra. Splendida prova di questa rara incisione, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana ma comunque databile alla metà del XVII secolo, rifilata al rame e completa della linea marginale, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Applicata agli angoli superiori su antico supporto di collezione. Il Bartsch la descrive come stato unico. Etching, signed on the plate at the lower left. A fine impression of the second state (of three?), on contemporary laid paper, trimmed just on the platemark and with the borderline, in perfect conditions. Laid down at the reverse edge on antique matting. Bartsch describes it as a single state. Bartsch 5, Hollstein 5 Dimensioni 142 116mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius [Roma, Italy]
2018-05-16 14:36:53
Simon de VLIEGER
1640. Acquaforte, monogrammata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Esemplare del secondo stato (di tre?) con l’aggiunta del monogramma in basso a sinistra. Splendida prova di questa rara incisione, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana ma comunque databile alla metà del XVII secolo, rifilata al rame e completa della linea marginale, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Applicata agli angoli superiori su antico supporto di collezione. Il Bartsch la descrive come stato unico. Etching, signed on the plate at the lower left. A fine impression of the second state (of three?), on contemporary laid paper, trimmed just on the platemark and with the borderline, in perfect conditions. Laid down at the reverse edge on antique matting. Bartsch describes it as a single state. Bartsch 5, Hollstein 5 Dimensioni 142 116mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius [Roma, Italy]
2018-05-14 06:38:33
BLAEU WILLEM
1640. Incisione in rame, dipinta a mano, mm 380x495. Elegante e piacevole carta della Colombia. Ottimo esemplare perfettamente conservato. W. Blaeu, astronomo allievo di Tycho Brahe, fondò un'officina per la costruzione di globi nel 1599; quasi immediatamente iniziò a pubblicare anche carte geografiche, giungendo nel 1630 alla creazione del primo atlante "Atlantis Appendix" e cinque anni dopo, della prima edizione in due tomi del "Atlas Novus". Dopo la sua morte nel 1638, a cura del figlio Johan si giunse nel 1662 alla pubblicazione del celebre "Atlas Maior" in 11 volumi. Nel 1672 un incendio distrusse l'officina e segnò la fine dell'attività. € 500 Copper engraving, colored by hand, mm 380x495. Elegant and sought after map of Colombia. Very good condition. W. Blaeu, born in Alkmaar in 1571, studied astronomy by Tycho Brahe and founded a business in 1599 as a globe and instrument maker. He immediately expanded the business publishing maps and in 1630 the first atlas "Atlantis appendix" and five years later the "Atlas novus". After his death in 1638, his son Joan reached publication of the major work of the family, the "Atlas maior" in 11 volumes. in 1672 a great fire destroyed the Blaeu's printing house.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s. [IT]
2018-05-12 20:38:24
Church of England
1640 1ed 39 Articles Thomas Cranmer Henry VIII English Reformation VERY RARE An extremely important first edition of ‘Reformatio Legum Ecclesiasticarum’, a work on ecclesiastical law when Henry VIII initiated the English Reformation and separation of the Church of England from the Catholic Church and papal rule. Thomas Cranmer was closely tied to the king, both politically and as a friend, and was an important figure in the development of this work. This work established laws and regulations for the church including prayer, music, testimony, excommunication, judicial cases, and political ties to the church. Other topics covered in this work involved domestic disputes such as divorce, as well as more controversial topics including calling nonconformity to the church ‘superstitions and idolatrous’. (Hawkins II, 537). This 1640 reworking of the ‘Thirty Nine Articles’ was translated out of the original English and into Latin by John Cheke, and, in 1553, were reportedly published in the name of King Henry VIII. This translation was the beginning of what would lead to Thomas Cranmer’s being burned alive. Much of the contents of this compilation was used by John Foxe in his portrayal of Cranmer in his ‘Book of Martyrs’. According to the British Museum Catalogue, this work is “A code of ecclesiastical law, intended for use in the Church of England, but never ratified by Parliament. Drawn up in 1552 by Commissioners headed by Thomas Cranmer. Edited, with the later additions and amendments of Matthew Parker, by John Fox, the martyrologist.” Item number: #3358 Price: $1250 Church of E … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian [Columbia, MO, U.S.A.]
2018-05-12 06:56:43
Tacitus, Cornelius [c 56 - c 120 AD]
Printed by J[ohn]. L[egat]. for Richard Whitaker, and are to be sold at the signe of the Kings Armes in Pauls Church-yard, London, 1640. [6], 271, [1 (blank)]; [6], 12, 227, [1] pp. T.p ornament. Head- tailpieces. Printed glosses. Folio. Cornelius Tacitus was a senator and a historian of the Roman Empire. The surviving portions of his two major works?the Annals and the Histories?examine the reigns of the Roman emperors Tiberius, Claudius, Nero, and those who reigned in the Year of the Four Emperors (69 AD). These two works span the history of the Roman Empire from the death of Augustus, in 14 AD, to the years of the First Jewish?Roman War, in 70 AD. . Tacitus is considered to be one of the greatest Roman historians." [Wiki] Front board nearly detached. Bookplate of "Hugh Cecil Earl of Lonsdale". Withal, Very Good. 18th C. paneled calf. Marbled edges
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-05-12 06:19:03
PARKINSON, JOHN
Printed by Tho. Cotes, London, 1640. 358 x 235 mm. (14 x 9 1/2"). 10 p.l., 1755 (i.e. 1743) pp, 1 (errata) leaf. FIRST EDITION. VERY APPEALING CONTEMPORARY CALF, sides simply ruled in blind, spine very densely and handsomely gilt in compartments with four distinctive mirrored semicircles of massed floral tools, the remainder of the compartments with similar, even denser, massed tools and in some cases large gilt circles, morocco label, later end papers. ELABORATE ENGRAVED TITLE PAGE AND MORE THAN 2,700 WOODCUTS OF BOTANICAL SPECIES IN THE TEXT. 17th c. signature of Jonathan Jackson and 18th c. signature of Jonathan Knowles in top margin of title page. Very bottom on spine worn away, with edge of text block partially exposed, raised bands and head of spine somewhat rubbed, with small superficial cracks in half a dozen places, corners a little bent and covers somewhat marked, but an entirely sound, beautifully decorated, and generally very attractive contemporary binding with joints only slightly rubbed. Title pages neatly reattached and a bit soiled, a few paper flaws resulting in slight loss of blank corners, a dozen trivial rust or wormholes, one leaf with 2 1/2" chip out of fore edge (up to, but not touching, text), one contemporary note in ink in lower right margin, last few leaves of index darkened (five of these leaves with small holes in fore margin), final two leaves neatly backed, a few other minor flaws; nevertheless, quite excellent internally and in relative terms especially fine, with good margins and particularly clean and crisp leaves. AN EXTREMELY WELL-PRESER … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2018-05-10 17:06:36
DONNE, John.
London. Richard Royston, in Ivie-lane, and Richard Marriot in S. Dunstans Church-yard in Fleetstreet.1640. [34], 826, [20] pages. Engraved pictorial title as well as letterpress title. Early full calf, recently finely re-backed. 338 x 240 mm. Some restoration to the fore-edge of the pictorial title, title, and first four leaves; strip torn from the outer margin of pages 271/272 with the loss of some chapter references; some water-staining at start; and some staining throughout the 'Table of Authors' and 'An Alphabetical Table of the principle Contents of this Book.' Else a very good copy in a handsome binding. Quite rare.
Bookseller: David Miles Books [United Kingdom]
2018-05-09 09:58:41
PARKINSON, JOHN
London: Printed by Tho. Cotes, 1640. FIRST EDITION. 358 x 235 mm. (14 x 9 1/2"). 10 p.l., 1755 (i.e. 1743) pp, 1 (errata) leaf. FIRST EDITION. VERY APPEALING CONTEMPORARY CALF, sides simply ruled in blind, spine very densely and handsomely gilt in compartments with four distinctive mirrored semicircles of massed floral tools, the remainder of the compartments with similar, even denser, massed tools and in some cases large gilt circles, morocco label, later end papers. ELABORATE ENGRAVED TITLE PAGE AND MORE THAN 2,700 WOODCUTS OF BOTANICAL SPECIES IN THE TEXT. 17th c. signature of Jonathan Jackson and 18th c. signature of Jonathan Knowles in top margin of title page. Very bottom on spine worn away, with edge of text block partially exposed, raised bands and head of spine somewhat rubbed, with small superficial cracks in half a dozen places, corners a little bent and covers somewhat marked, but an entirely sound, beautifully decorated, and generally very attractive contemporary binding with joints only slightly rubbed. Title pages neatly reattached and a bit soiled, a few paper flaws resulting in slight loss of blank corners, a dozen trivial rust or wormholes, one leaf with 2 1/2" chip out of fore edge (up to, but not touching, text), one contemporary note in ink in lower right margin, last few leaves of index darkened (five of these leaves with small holes in fore margin), final two leaves neatly backed, a few other minor flaws; nevertheless, quite excellent internally and in relative terms especially fine, with good margins and particularly clean and crisp leaves. AN EXTR … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [US]
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2018-05-07 19:33:38
PARKINSON, JOHN
Printed by Tho. Cotes, London, 1640. 358 x 235 mm. (14 x 9 1/2"). 10 p.l., 1755 (i.e. 1743) pp, 1 (errata) leaf. FIRST EDITION. VERY APPEALING CONTEMPORARY CALF, sides simply ruled in blind, spine very densely and handsomely gilt in compartments with four distinctive mirrored semicircles of massed floral tools, the remainder of the compartments with similar, even denser, massed tools and in some cases large gilt circles, morocco label, later end papers. ELABORATE ENGRAVED TITLE PAGE AND MORE THAN 2,700 WOODCUTS OF BOTANICAL SPECIES IN THE TEXT. 17th c. signature of Jonathan Jackson and 18th c. signature of Jonathan Knowles in top margin of title page. Very bottom on spine worn away, with edge of text block partially exposed, raised bands and head of spine somewhat rubbed, with small superficial cracks in half a dozen places, corners a little bent and covers somewhat marked, but an entirely sound, beautifully decorated, and generally very attractive contemporary binding with joints only slightly rubbed. Title pages neatly reattached and a bit soiled, a few paper flaws resulting in slight loss of blank corners, a dozen trivial rust or wormholes, one leaf with 2 1/2" chip out of fore edge (up to, but not touching, text), one contemporary note in ink in lower right margin, last few leaves of index darkened (five of these leaves with small holes in fore margin), final two leaves neatly backed, a few other minor flaws; nevertheless, quite excellent internally and in relative terms especially fine, with good margins and particularly clean and crisp leaves. AN EXTREMELY WELL-PRESER … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2018-04-30 00:13:47
Scarpi, Paolo 1552-1623] Polano, Pietro Soave
Printed by Robert Young and John Raworth, for Richard Whittaker, London, 1640. Translated into English by Nathanael Brent. Folio. [x], 880p, [x, Table). Headpieces and historiated initials. Rebound by Maltbys of Oxford in full calf with red spine label gilt, bands and covers with bouble rules in blind. Variant names: Paul the Servite, Paul Soave, Paul Servita.Wing S-696 for earlier edition; BM 23: 887 (293). Some internal soiling and minor foxing, but generally quite clean and complete. Binding fine Translated into English by Nathanael Brent. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: First Folio A.B.A.A. [Paris, TN, U.S.A.]
2018-04-29 07:17:55
BACON, Francis
Oxford: printed by Leon Lichfield, for Robert Young & Edward Forrest, 1640. Oxford: printed by Leon Lichfield, for Robert Young & Edward Forrest,, 1640. Written in Latin. Interpreted by Gilbert Wats. Folio (288 x 192 mm). Contemporary calf, spine and boards elaborately tooled in gilt; spine compartments with scrollwork centre motifs, raised bands edged with tooth-pattern tooling, the boards double-framed with rope-twist and tooth ruling, elaborate scrollwork and floriate centrepiece and cornerpieces, green ties, edges gilt. Housed in a brown cloth chemise and matching book-form slipcase. Engraved portrait frontispiece and vignette title page by William Marshall, engraved head- and tailpieces, initials. Bookplate of H. Bradley Martin to front pastedown, previous owner's label to front pastedown partly removed, early ownership inscription to frontispiece recto partially obscured by repaired hole. Some wear and light marking to extremities and boards, hinges partly cracked but firm, a few tiny holes to frontispiece and title leaf, two minor paper repairs to top edge of [cross]3, closed tear to lower edge of C1, a small rust spot to gatherings N–O resulting in tiny perforation in margin, else a very good, well-margined copy, with occasional foxing and dampstain. First expanded edition in English, the Bradley Martin copy, with the fine engraved portrait by William Marshall, often lacking. It was translated from the 1623 enlarged Latin version (De augmentis scientiarum) of Bacon's 1605 treatise on learning and the organisation of human knowledge; this copy with the second state … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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2018-04-26 00:49:32
[BEROALDO, Filippo].
KVK & WorldCat (1 copy); cf. Kruyskamp, Jan Mommaert en het "Stichtelyck Proces", in: Het Boek XXX, pp. 306-312 (1640 ed.). Second known copy of the third edition (1635) of a rare satirical Dutch adaptation (first and second editions 1634) of a moralistic story in Latin by Filippo Beroaldo (1453-1505), possibly intended in this adaptation to satirize the Princes of Orange. The quotations from classical sources are given in Latin, each followed by a Dutch verse translation that takes some liberties with the text. Pieter Nootmans (active 1627-1635) contributed a verse about the book, printed on the back of the title-page. Following the main text is a drinking song by H. Rulant (active 1632-1634), with its own part-title, which had been published separately in 1632. We have located only one other copy of the present edition, in the library of Tresoar in Leeuwarden.The British Library database of bindings includes one binding by this Ghent binder. The title-page is worn and dirty, with a small abrasion obliterating the letter S in "Stichtigh", and the upper outside corner of the last leaf has been restored, with the loss of a few words of the text of the added drinking song. The binding is good, with some cracks in the hinges and minor damage along the edges.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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2018-04-23 22:25:08
G.S. [George Sandys].
London: Printed by J. L. for Andrew Hebb, and are to be sold at the Signe of the Bell in St. Pauls Church-yard. MDCXL (1640). Folio,(315x218mm), fourth edition of the Sandys translation, pp: ii,xviii,1-294,[2]; 297-303, [18], signatures: A-2Q4 2R6 2S4 2T4, with oval engraved portrait frontispiece in praise of Ovid with a verse beneath in a cartouche, a printed title page & additional engraved title page by Salamon Savery after Franacisco Clein, and 15 engraved plates, + EXTRA ILLUSTRATED with the complete suite of 59 plates from Marolles being the portrait of the author & 58 plates of emblematic engravings by Abraham van Diepenbeeck, and two after Pierre Brebiette, from Marolle's "Tableaux du Temple des Muses" (Paris 1655) ( Tableaux du temple des muses tirez du cabinet de feu Mr. Faverdau. Paris: 1655), mixed etching and engraving. Portrait at 'C' of Sandys with a verse beneath 'par M. l.Abbe de Villeloin', engraved title page cut close at head obliterating some letters from the ink notations, signed '? Delaporte 1722', retaining good margins throughout, with 'The Minde of the Frontispeece, and Argument of this Worke' . to the verso of the title page. Dedication followed by 'To The Reader' and the Life of Ovid, pagination continuous but page numbering erratic, complete. Fifteen books of Ovid's Metamorphosis with pp 297 being 'The First Book of Virgil's Aeneis. The Argument', and ending on pp 303 with 'The end of the first booke of Virgils Aeneis', followed by 18pp Table to Ovid & The Table to the Commentary. Finis. Octob.12.1640. With a small oval bookplate of entwined let … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Offa's Dyke Books [LUDLOW, SALOP, United Kingdom]
2018-04-20 07:22:27
John Parkinson
London: Thomas Cotes, 1640. THEATRUM BOTANICUM, THE THEATRE OF PLANTS1640; John Parkinson; First and Only Edition; London, Thomas Cotes; Folio Rebound Leather, Sizer Bindery; Profusely Illustrated; 20/1754 Pages; w9.3xh13.8"; Extremely Rare!ATTRIBUTES:Folio cloth cover design, dark purple/maroon leather binding/corners, Gold labeling to spine, Brilliant vignette title page with numerous scenes, 2,700 woodcut illustrations throughout, Early modern English on handmade paper, Some hand color plants in a small folded newspaper booklet!SUMMARY:His Theatrum Botanicum (The Botanical Theatre) described 3,800 plants and focused more on medicinal plants. It became the standard for English apothecaries for 100 years. He sought information and specimens from correspondents throughout the world and created a work based on observation and data collection rather than information based on older works. It was the first work to describe 33 native plants, 13 of which grew near Parkinson's Middlesex home. Some of these plants, such as the Welsh poppy, the Strawberry Tree and the Lady's Slipper, were very common but had gone unnoticed or at least unrecorded. William Marshall's elaborate frontispiece for Theatrum Botanicum is divided into three registers. At the top and bottom, allegorical figures appear against a backdrop of fantastical garden imagery. The rhinoceros in the upper left may refer to the coat of arms of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries founded by John Parkinson in 1617. Parkinson, whose portrait appears at the bottom, also served on the Court of Assistants, the Society's gov … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roga Books [U.S.A.]
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2018-04-18 21:58:38
BACON, Francis.
Oxford: printed by Leon Lichfield, for Robert Young & Edward Forrest, 1640. Oxford: printed by Leon Lichfield, for Robert Young & Edward Forrest,, 1640. Written in Latin. Interpreted by Gilbert Wats. Folio (288 x 192 mm). Contemporary calf, spine and boards elaborately tooled in gilt; spine compartments with scrollwork centre motifs, raised bands edged with tooth-pattern tooling, the boards double-framed with rope-twist and tooth ruling, elaborate scrollwork and floriate centrepiece and cornerpieces, green ties, edges gilt. Housed in a brown cloth chemise and matching book-form slipcase. Engraved portrait frontispiece and vignette title page by William Marshall, engraved head- and tailpieces, initials. Bookplate of H. Bradley Martin to front pastedown, previous owner's label to front pastedown partly removed, early ownership inscription to frontispiece recto partially obscured by repaired hole. Some wear and light marking to extremities and boards, hinges partly cracked but firm, a few tiny holes to frontispiece and title leaf, two minor paper repairs to top edge of [cross]3, closed tear to lower edge of C1, a small rust spot to gatherings N-O resulting in tiny perforation in margin, else a very good, well-margined copy, with occasional foxing and dampstain. First expanded edition in English, the Bradley Martin copy, well-margined and handsomely bound in contemporary calf. The fine engraved portrait by William Marshall, so often lacking, is present here. It was translated from the 1623 enlarged Latin version (De augmentis scientiarum) of Bacon's 1605 treatise on learning … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2018-04-15 11:20:27
GODEAU Antoine
Chez la veuve Camusat, à Paris 1640, Pet. in-12 (7,5x13,5cm), (34) 221pp.(5), relié. Edition originale. Un titre-frontispice. Reliure d'époque en plein maroquin rouge à la Du Seuil. Dos à nerfs richement orné. Titre doré. Plat décoré d'un encadrement central de trois filets et d'un filet de pointillés, avec fers dans les écoinçons ; second encadrement similaire au premier et petits fers angulaires. Manque les deux pages de garde contrecollées sur le premier et le dernier feuillet. Très bel exemplaire. Antoine Godeau (1605-1672), évêque de Grasse, poète et exégète, à partir du moment où il devint prêtre (le 16 mars 1636) puis evêque nommé par Richelieu, Godeau abandonna la littérature et se tourna vers les écrits religieux. Il est l'auteur de plusieurs paraphrases, notamment sur les fameux psaumes de David, les épitres de Saint Paul...- Photos sur www.Edition-originale.com -
Bookseller: Le Feu Follet [France, Paris]
2018-04-13 00:57:20
OUDIN (Antoine).
Paris Antoine de Sommaville 1640 (1656) 1Paris, Antoine de Sommaville, 1640 (1656). Petit in-8 de (8)-471-(1) pp., maroquin brun, dos à nerfs, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (Lortic). Édition originale avec titre de relais à la date 1656. Curieux et rare petit dictionnaire des proverbes établi et publié une première en 1640 par Antoine Oudin secrétaire interprète de Sa Majesté. Fils de César Oudin resté célèbre pour la première traduction française de Don Quichotte (1614), Antoine Oudin (1595-1653) reprit la charge paternelle en 1625 et poursuivit une carrière de grammairien et de traducteur en Italie où il fut envoyé par Louis XIII. « Dans sa production qui relève surtout de la compilation, les Curiosités françaises apparaissent à la fois dans le droit fil des publications antérieures d'Antoine Oudin et comme une oeuvre originale. L'auteur signifie qu'il a voulu faire oeuvre utile auprès des étrangers qui souhaitent s'initier non seulement au français littéraire et châtié, mais à la langue parlée par tous les Français du temps, à la cour comme à la ville (...) Antoine Oudin se donne pour but de citer toutes les expressions «curieuses» employées de son temps mais en prenant le soin de marquer le bon d'avec le mauvais (...) Toutes ces expressions qui ont gardé jusqu'à aujourd'hui le sens que leur donne Oudin et dont beaucoup seront reprises par Furetière, se trouvent ainsi bien datées cinquante ans avant le dictionnaire de celui-ci (...) comme prédecesseur de ce dernier, (le recueil d'Oudin) ne fait pas si mauvaise figure et ne mérite pas le discrédit dans lequel il … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens [France, Paris]
2018-04-09 15:05:25
Original master print, 'Landscape with rainbow'. It shows a farmer piling hay into a waggon, while two women are carrying produce. Some wash is drying next to the waggon. A farmstead can be seen in the background, while the sky features a large rainbow. Handcoloured etching/engraving on a verge type handlaid paper. Description: Original antique master print. Our definition of a Master Print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by S. A. Bolswert after a painting by Rubens. This print was published by Gillis Hendricx, in c.1640. Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was a Flemish painter, who ran a large studio in Antwerp. Schelte Adamsz. Bolswert (1586-1659) was a Dutch engraver. His older brother Boetius was an engraver as well. From 1620 Schelte starts working for Rubens, under whose suypervision he makes four prints. In total Schelte would reproduce around 80 paintings by Rubens in engraving. He worked for several other Antwerp painters, such as Rombouts, Seghers and Jordaens. Condition: Excellent, given age. Margins cropped a bit short, some thumbing to the bottom margin. Traces of framing to the rear. General age-related toning and/or occasional light soiling from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-B1-34 The overall size is ca. 18.5 x 13.8 inch. The image size is ca. 18.1 x 13.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 47 x 35 cm. The image size is … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
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2018-04-09 00:28:33
BLAEU WILLEM
1640. Incisione in rame, dipinta a mano, mm 415x497. Elegante e piacevole carta di Cina, Giappone e Corea. Ottimo esemplare perfettamente conservato. W. Blaeu, astronomo allievo di Tycho Brahe, fondò un'officina per la costruzione di globi nel 1599; quasi immediatamente iniziò a pubblicare anche carte geografiche, giungendo nel 1630 alla creazione del primo atlante "Atlantis Appendix" e cinque anni dopo, della prima edizione in due tomi del "Atlas Novus". Dopo la sua morte nel 1638, a cura del figlio Johan si giunse nel 1662 alla pubblicazione del celebre "Atlas Maior" in 11 volumi. Nel 1672 un incendio distrusse l'officina e segnò la fine dell'attività. € 1.500 Copper engraving, colored by hand, mm 415x497. Elegant and sought after map of China, Japan and Korea. Very good condition. W. Blaeu, born in Alkmaar in 1571, studied astronomy by Tycho Brahe and founded a business in 1599 as a globe and instrument maker. He immediately expanded the business publishing maps and in 1630 the first atlas "Atlantis appendix" and five years later the "Atlas novus". After his death in 1638, his son Joan reached publication of the major work of the family, the "Atlas maior" in 11 volumes. in 1672 a great fire destroyed the Blaeu's printing house.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s. [IT]
2018-04-07 05:20:47
[MANUSCRIT]
S.l.n.d. (ca 1640). 1 vol. petit in-folio, demi-veau blond, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches jaspées de rouge et de brun. Reliure du XVIIe s. (initialement en veau brun) enjolivée au milieu du XVIIIe s., petite fente à un mors, coins émoussés. Bon exemplaire. (1) f., 224 pp., (3) ff. blancs, 69 pp. Manuscrit de la première moitié du XVIIe siècle qui comprend deux parties : la première est un résumé historique des 59 premiers rois de France (de Pharamond à François II) avec, à chaque fois un petit tableau généalogique. La seconde partie, intitulée Géographie historique de l'Europe, comprend des chapitres intitulés : le Roy d'Espagne - Le Roy de France - Princes d'Italie - Estats du Turc - Duc de Moscovie - Royaume de Pologne - Du grand duché de Moscovie - Suède et Dannemarch - Du royaume d'Angleterre - Estats du roy de Pologne - Du royaume de Suède - Du royaume de Dannemarch . La date la plus avancée, citée dans cet ouvrage est celle du traité de paix entre les suédois et les Polonais en 1635. Quelques annotations (courts jugements de valeur sur les rois de France) ont été ajoutées par une autre main au XVIIIe s.
Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne J.-Marc Dechaud [France, Crissay-sur-Manse]
2018-04-04 11:26:24
OUDIN (Antoine).
Antoine de Sommaville 1640 (1656), Paris. Petit in-8 de (8)-471-(1) pp., maroquin brun, dos à nerfs, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (Lortic). Édition originale avec titre de relais à la date 1656. Curieux et rare petit dictionnaire des proverbes établi et publié une première en 1640 par Antoine Oudin secrétaire interprète de Sa Majesté. Fils de César Oudin resté célèbre pour la première traduction française de Don Quichotte (1614), Antoine Oudin (1595-1653) reprit la charge paternelle en 1625 et poursuivit une carrière de grammairien et de traducteur en Italie où il fut envoyé par Louis XIII. « Dans sa production qui relève surtout de la compilation, les Curiosités françaises apparaissent à la fois dans le droit fil des publications antérieures d?Antoine Oudin et comme une oeuvre originale. L?auteur signifie qu?il a voulu faire oeuvre utile auprès des étrangers qui souhaitent s?initier non seulement au français littéraire et châtié, mais à la langue parlée par tous les Français du temps, à la cour comme à la ville (?) Antoine Oudin se donne pour but de citer toutes les expressions «curieuses» employées de son temps mais en prenant le soin de marquer le bon d?avec le mauvais (?) Toutes ces expressions qui ont gardé jusqu?à aujourd?hui le sens que leur donne Oudin et dont beaucoup seront reprises par Furetière, se trouvent ainsi bien datées cinquante ans avant le dictionnaire de celui-ci (?) comme prédecesseur de ce dernier, (le recueil d'Oudin) ne fait pas si mauvaise figure et ne mérite pas le discrédit dans lequel il est tombé ». Deux ans avant sa mort, Antoine Oudin … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens [Paris, France]
2018-03-29 09:46:03
Machiavelli, Niccolo
London: R. Bishop for Wil: Hils, 1640. Rare first edition in English of Machiavelli's Prince, a seminal work in the foundation of modern political theory, and the great classic of political science. 12 mo, bound in full contemporary calf. From the library of William Constable, Baronet with his bookplate, in near fine condition. Housed in a custom full morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example, most rare and desirable in this condition. "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,...'for when a decision to be taken depends on the survival of one's country, no consideration may be given to justice or injustice, to kindness or cruelty, to actions being laudable or ignominious... That course must be followed which will save its existence and preserve its freedom" (PMM 63). The first manuscript of The Prince arrived in England by way of Thomas Cromwell almost 100 years before this 1640 publication in English, and the influence of "this little work" was great. Shakespeare and Marlowe abound with references to Machiavelli. His seemingly amoral stance earned him a villainous reputation in Elizabethan England, where his name was synonymous with evil and atheism (Lord Macaulay wrote: "We doubt whether any name in literary history be so generally odious"), but his keen and practical analysis were admired by such important Enlightenment figures as Bacon, Rousseau, and above all David Hume (Smith 32). In this first appearance in English, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books [U.S.A.]
2018-03-22 14:16:38
BLAEU WILLEM.
Amsterdam, 1640. Incisione in rame, colorata d'epoca, mm 382x500. Elegante carta eseguita sul modello maginiano. Ottimo esemplare. W. Blaeu, astronomo allievo di Tycho Brahe, fondÚ un'officina per la costruzione di globi nel 1599; quasi immediatamente iniziÚ a pubblicare anche carte geografiche, giungendo nel 1630 alla creazione del primo atlante "Atlantis Appendix" e cinque anni dopo, della prima edizione in due tomi del "Atlas Novus". Dopo la sua morte nel 1638, a cura del figlio Johan si giunse nel 1662 alla pubblicazione del celebre "Atlas Maior" in 11 volumi. Nel 1672 un incendio distrusse l'officina e segnÚ la fine dell'attivit? cartografia.
Bookseller: libreria antiquaria perini Sas di Perini [Verona, VR, Italy]
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