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2015-10-08 22:09:51
BLAEU, Willem (1571-1638) and Jan BLAEU (1596-1673)
Amsterdam, 1640. Engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. French text on verso. Sheet size: 19 5/8 x 23 1/4 inches. A fine 17th century map of Venezuela and the Lesser Antilles. In the seventeenth century, the Dutch hegemony in ship building and navigation engendered their dominance in mapmaking. At the lead of this field was the Blaeu family. Willem Janszoon Blaeu first studied mathematics and navigation under the famous astronomer Tycho Brahe in 1594, opening his own instrument and globe making shop in Amsterdam in 1599. Shortly thereafter, Willem Blaeu would open a printing house, specializing in works on navigation. The Blaeu family's first world atlas, modestly titled the Atlantis Appendix as it was considered a continuation of the atlases by Ortelius, Mercator and Hondius, was first published in 1630 by Willem Blaeu with his son Joan Blaeu, the official cartographers of the Dutch East India Company. The acclaim that Blaeu's atlases have always received is based primarily upon the extremely high production standards found within. The quality of the engraving and the paper are of the highest order, placing them in the first rank among seventeenth century illustrated books. Blaeu's maps and town plans are embellished in the Baroque style, and many rank among the most beautiful ever made. Van der Krogt, (Atlantes) 9830:2.2; Koeman, Bl17.87.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books [U.S.A.]
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2015-10-08 12:44:34
Botero, Giovanni.
Venice, Giunta, 1640.. 4to. (8), 800, (36) pp. With 4 folding engr. plates (Europe, Asia, Africa, America). (Bound with) II: The same. Della ragioni di stato, libri dieci. Ibid., 1640. (8), 264 pp. Contemp. vellum with ms. spine title.. Famous geographical treatise by Giovanni Botero (1544-1617), with Arabia pictured on both the Asia and the Africa plate, and discussions of the Arabian Peninsula (pp. 120 ff.), the Middle East (pp. 123 ff.), "Arabia troglodotica" [!] (p. 130 f.), Egypt (pp. 131 ff.). Originally conceived as a statistical examination of the ecumenical propagation of Christianity, in subsequent editions the work gradually expanded until it formed a comprehensive repertory of anthropology and geography, with systematic accounts of the physical properties, demographics, economic resources, military power, and political constitution of all states of the world. - Appended to this is Botero's famous treatise "Della ragion di Stato" (The Reason of State), in which Botero argues - against Machiavelli - that a prince's power must be based on some form of consent of his subjects, and princes must make every effort to win the people's affection and admiration. - Front hinge beginning to split. Some browning throughout; occasional insiginificant edge defects and small tears; traces of old library stamps. - Graesse I, 504. Cf. Cox I, 71.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH
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2015-10-07 21:44:30
Philip IV]
Madrid, 1640. , 4 pages, text in Spanish, with coat of arms on first page, this being a copy of a letter to a minister from his Majesty [Philip IV] which gives account of the Vitoria and Military orders , disbound, light foxing to pages, small tears at edges, split to upper fold, ink numbers 78 & 79 at corners, text is clear and un-faded, in good condition 29 x 20.5 cm Paperback ISBN: [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Keoghs Books [Stroud, United Kingdom]
2015-10-06 11:24:25
Blaeu, Willem Janszoon
Amsterdam Blaeu W J. "Signoria di Vercelli". Copper-engraving by W. J. Blaeu, first published 1640. Original old colouring. With ornamental title-cartouche and another ornamental cartouche with "Scala di miglia sei". 41,5:50 cm. Koeman II, map 7060:2, ed. 2:231 (1641-42 German) - Map of province of Vercelli near Milano. With Lago Maggiore and Lago d' Orta (in the north).
Bookseller: Antikvariat Krenek [Prag, Czech Republic]
2015-10-06 07:27:24
GUICCIARDINI Francesco, PLANTEDIO Manilio
Stampera Maffi e Landi, 1640. In 8, pp. XII + 142. Stemma inc. al f. Cart. rustica coeva. Stampato in un elegante carattere corsivo. Vi e' anteposta una vita del Guicciardini di Francesco di Raffaello Rondinelli. B. l. Seven. cent. Ital. Books, I, p. 428. Opera di Manilio Plantedio da Cosenza, letterato e filosofo della seconda meta'' del XVI secolo. ITA
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Coenobium [Italy]
2015-10-01 11:40:21
LEHMANN, Christoph.
Frankfurt, A. Humm (für J. G. Schönwetter), 1640. Kl.-8vo. Illustrierter Kupfertitel, 5 Bl., 906 (recte 904) S.; 706 (recte 704) S. mit gestochenem Titel (mitpaginiert). Pergament d. Zt. Beide Teile in erster Ausgabe. - Eine "durch Reichhaltigkeit ausgezeichnete" Sammlung von Sprichwörtern und Sentenzen (Goed. II, 16,23). Jeder Teil alphabetisch nach Stichwörtern von A-Z geordnet. Der erste und ursprünglich einzige Teil war bereits 1630 erschienen. Die beiden vorliegenden Teile wurden posthum von ungenannten Fortsetzern herausgegeben. "Eine der besten Sammlungen sprichwörtlicher Volksweisheit ... Lehmann trifft in seinen Sprüchen überall den rechten Sinn und Ton, Ironie und Witz sind immer an der rechten Stelle, sein Schwert ist niemals stumpf ... Es ist ein staunenswert reicher Geist, ein heller Kopf, ein warmes Gemüt, das sich in den Sprüchen offenbart" (J. Franck in ADB 18, 136). Teil 2 umfasst 7065 Sprichwörter unter 73 Rubriken, Teil 3 noch einmal 2195 unter 67 Rubriken.- Graesse IV, 151; Nopitsch, Sprichwörter 41 f; VD 17 3:604994A u. 23:298684R; vgl. Bonser/Stephens 1665. - Einband gebräunt und fleckig, Vorsätze mit Notizen von alter Hand. Etwas gebräunt und mit einigen alten Unterstreichungen. Erste Kupfertitel mit Stempel. Die Paginierung springt nach S. 316 bzw. nach S. 600.
Bookseller: Buch & Consult Ulrich Keip [Berlin, Germany]
2015-09-30 14:46:50
GODEAU Antoine
- Chez la veuve Camusat, à Paris 1640, Pet. in-12 (7,5x13,5cm), (34) 221pp.(5), relié. - Edizione originale. Legame Du Seuil epoca pieno marocchino rosso. Zaini ornate nervi. Titolo Gilt. Piatto decorato con un dipinto centrale tre gol e una rete costellate di ferro nei pennacchi; simile secondo frame e le prime piccole angolari. Mancano due copertine laminati sul primo e l'ultimo fueillet. Molto bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] 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...
Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet [FR]
2015-09-27 03:38:31
. Kupferstich v. Wenzel Hollar, um 1640, 9 x 16,7. Parthey, Nr. 722.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck
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2015-09-10 14:22:35
Antoine GODEAU
first edition.Vintage full red morocco binding to Du Seuil. Backpacks ornate nerves. Gilt title. Plate decorated with a central painting three goals and a net dotted with irons in the spandrels; similar second frame and the first small angle irons. Lack both cover sheets laminated on the first and last fueillet. Very nice copy. Chez la veuve Camusat A Paris 1640 Pet. in-12 (7,5x13,5cm) (34) 221pp.(5) relié
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet
2015-09-02 08:18:42
John Selden
Londini: Excudebat Richardus Bishopius, 1640. Contemporary calf, rebacked, Sir Edward Dering's copy, with his ownership signature on the title and arms embossed on both boards; the Taussig copy First edition of Selden's most important effort to examine Jewish law and, more broadly in the view of David Berkowitz, "a major work and an ingenious attempt to construct an historical system of natural law", subsequently of much interest to Vico
Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.
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2015-09-02 08:18:42
Selden John
Excudebat Richardus Bishopius, Londini 1640 - Contemporary calf, rebacked, Sir Edward Dering's copy, with his ownership signature on the title and arms embossed on both boards; the Taussig copy First edition of Selden's most important effort to examine Jewish law and, more broadly in the view of David Berkowitz, "a major work and an ingenious attempt to construct an historical system of natural law", subsequently of much interest to Vico [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA
2015-08-26 13:24:57
Blaeu, Willem and Blaeu, Joan
Bookseller: Antikvariat Krenek [Prag, Czech Republic]
2015-08-24 16:51:39
LICETI, Fortunio
Udine, Nicola Schiratti, 1640. 5 works in one vol, 4to (195 x 140 mm); I: pp [viii] 224, with full-page woodcut portrait of author; II: [viii] 143 [1, blank] with full-page woodcut portrait of author and woodcut illustrations in text; III [xii] 114 [2], with full-page woodcut portrait of author; IV [vi of viii, without the repeat of the previous portraits] 71; V [xii] 224; two sections of III and V transposed in binding (see below), overall fine, crisp copies in contemporary carta rustica, old library stamp on first title. First editions of five scientific and philosophical works concerning comets, astronomy, and light, by the Aristotelian professor Fortunio Liceti (1577–1657), colleague, friend, correspondent, and opponent of Galileo. The first title is a detailed examination of the disputes over the nature of comets and parallax, citing texts by Brahe, Kepler, Galileo, Cysat, Glorioso, Chiaramonti, Bardi. It is a major polemic in the literature of the ‘controversy of the comets’. It concerns the interpretation of comets and of the supernova which appeared in Cassiopeia in 1572 and was observed by Brahe. Brahe determined that the ‘new star’ exhibited no parallax and that it must be in the vicinity of the other stars in Cassiopeia; therefore, it was not an ‘atmospheric exhalation and was not attached to the sphere of a planet, since it did not move contrary to the direction of the diurnal rotation, but that it was situated in the region of the fixed stars ’ (DSB). Much of the work is an attack on Scipione Chiaramonti (1565–1652), who was the author of several tracts on the … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: WP Watson Antiquarian Books [London, United Kingdom]
2015-08-20 19:06:00
Colmenares. Diego de,
Madrid. Imp. Diego Díez. 1640. 2ª edic. ampliada. 30x21 cm. portada grabada por Diego de Astor + 8 h. de privilegios, erratas, censura, dedicatoria y tablas + 828 págs. + 1 lám. grabada y 5 grabados entre texto. de la pág. 653 a la 695 es el Índice, de la pág. 697 a la 826 de Escritores Segovianos. Igual que en la 1ª edic (1637) está mal paginado, pero completo. Pleno pergamino Época, firma antiguo propietario. Buenos márgenes y limpio. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda [Segovia, Spain]
2015-08-07 14:11:59
Machiavelli, Niccolo
London: R. Bishop for Wil. Hils and are to be Sold By Daniel Pakeman, 1640. [12], 305pp, [7], twentieth century full calf, raised bands, spine in five panels, title/author label to second panel, remaining panels with gilt central oval device and floral corner pieces, comb and curl marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Slightly rubbed to extremities externally. Title remargined, slightly soiled with a couple of small spots, A2 repaired to top corner, B6 with printing flaw to lower third of text resulting in faint, though still legible text, C3 and C5 with marginal soiling, C6 with small amount of loss to upper corner catching printed border, G7 with small piece excised from lower margin, small hole to outer margin of O6, small worm traces to head of H-N inclusive, touching printed border, minor loss to upper corners of I6-I11, slightly more pronounced to L6-N3 with minor loss to upper margin catching printed border, marginal ink scribble to H2v. Notwithstanding the above, quite a good copy of the first English edition of Machiavelli's political classic, effectively the first 'modern' work of political philosophy. "The Prince is far more than a book of directions to any one of the many Italian princelings ... he now wrote for the guidance of the ruler by whom alone Italy, desperately divided, could be restored to political health ... Machiavelli founded the science of modern politics on the study of mankind ... Politics was a science to be divorced entirely from ethics ... More balanced modern judgement acknowledges his patriotism and studies his political thought, but the term 'machiave … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Temple Rare Books
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2015-08-03 19:44:47
DE VARENNES Marc Gilbert
1640. relié. DeCollection. A Paris, Chez Jean Billaine, 1640. In-folio, reliure ancienne postérieure en veau fauve, filet doré autour des plats, dos à nerfs. Titre, 3 ff. n. ch., 619 pp., 30 ff. n. ch., 10 pp., 1 f. n. ch. Seconde édition revue et augmentée de plusieurs pièces par le même auteur. Titre bicolore en rouge et noir avec une grande vignette gravée, nombreuses lettrines ornées, une planche intitulée ?" Table des Figures de l?'Ecu d?' Armes les plus nécessaires ou les plus difficiles à comprendre ?" au verso de la page 619. Avec in-fine une table alphabétique des Familles dont les Armes sont blasonnées dans cet ouvrage. Coins usés, coiffes manquantes, qq. ff. brunis. Brunet, 1088. Folio in full tawny calf of 18 c. binding, gilt fillet on board, ribbed spine, [3], 619 p., [30], [10], [1]. Worn corners, missing headspine, some browned sheets. Second edition revised & enlarged. Bicoloured title in red & black with big engraved label, text with many ornamented initials & a leaf entitled ?"Table des Figures de l?'Ecu d?' Armes les plus nécessaires ou les plus difficiles à comprendre ?" at the back of page 619.In-fine alphabetical index of families which coat of arms are illustrated in this book.
Bookseller: Librairie
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2015-07-26 10:23:08
Blaeu, Willem Janszoon
Blaeu W. "Parte Alpestre dello Stato di Milano, con il Lago Maggiore di Lugano, `e di Como". Kol. Kupf.-Kte. (von W. Blaeu, um 1640). Mit 2 ausgem. fig. u. ornament. Kart. 38:51 cm. A map of the north piece of Milan`s estate with Lago Maggiore, Lago di Lugano and Lago di Como. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Antikvariat Krenek [Prag, Czech Republic]
2015-07-21 18:08:08
BERMUDA-INSELN (Bermudas) / Atlantischer Ozean:
Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas [Bedburg-Hau, Germany]
2015-07-08 10:28:49
LEHMANN, Christoph
Frankfurt, A. Humm (für J. G. Schönwetter), 1640-42.. Kl.-8vo. Illustrierter Kupfertitel, 5 Bl., 906 (recte 904) S.; 706 (recte 704) S. mit gestochenem Titel (mitpaginiert). Pergament d. Zt.. Beide Teile in erster Ausgabe. - Eine "durch Reichhaltigkeit ausgezeichnete" Sammlung von Sprichwörtern und Sentenzen (Goed. II, 16,23). Jeder Teil alphabetisch nach Stichwörtern von A-Z geordnet. Der erste und ursprünglich einzige Teil war bereits 1630 erschienen. Die beiden vorliegenden Teile wurden posthum von ungenannten Fortsetzern herausgegeben. "Eine der besten Sammlungen sprichwörtlicher Volksweisheit ... Lehmann trifft in seinen Sprüchen überall den rechten Sinn und Ton, Ironie und Witz sind immer an der rechten Stelle, sein Schwert ist niemals stumpf ... Es ist ein staunenswert reicher Geist, ein heller Kopf, ein warmes Gemüt, das sich in den Sprüchen offenbart" (J. Franck in ADB 18, 136). Teil 2 umfasst 7065 Sprichwörter unter 73 Rubriken, Teil 3 noch einmal 2195 unter 67 Rubriken.- Graesse IV, 151; Nopitsch, Sprichwörter 41 f; VD 17 3:604994A u. 23:298684R; vgl. Bonser/Stephens 1665. - Einband gebräunt und fleckig, Vorsätze mit Notizen von alter Hand. Etwas gebräunt und mit einigen alten Unterstreichungen. Erste Kupfertitel mit Stempel. Die Paginierung springt nach S. 316 bzw. nach S. 600.
Bookseller: Buch & Consult Ulrich Keip
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2015-06-27 08:46:49
Spelman John & Henry
London: Badger, 1640. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Contemporary calf, rebacked, rubbed at edges. Minor repair to inner margin of title and following page. Modest age toning, foxing, light dampstains, and minor discoloration; a good copy overall. Rare version of the Psalms in Latin and Anglo-Saxon. Unpaginated. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner's book-plate inside front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Language & Linguistics. Inventory No: 045549.
Bookseller: Pazzo Books [US]
2015-06-26 18:13:32
ALPINI, PROSPERO:
Small 4to. Pp. xiv, one blank leaf, pp. 144. With many woodcut illustrations of plants. Contemporary marbled wrappers, spine worn. Small wormhole running through lower margin of the first part of the book. Second improved edition, first edition was published at Venice in 1592, comprising three parts of which this is the first. It is the earliest treatise on native plants of Egypt and is mainly known for containing the first European illustration of the coffee plant. In this edition each part was also published separately. Prospero Alpini (1553 - 1617) was an Italian physician and botanist who travelled through Greece, Crete and Egypt from 1580 to 1583. He made botanical investigations during his time in Egypt. Johann Vesling (1598 - 1649) was a German born professor of anatomy and surgery at Padua who later succeded Alpini as director of the botanical gardens at the University of Padua. Hünersdorff, Coffee Bibliography, I, pp. 32 - 33. Nissen BB 20. Pritzel 111.
Bookseller: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books
2015-06-19 23:22:25
JANSSONIUS, J.
Amsterdam, Janssonius, um 1640.. Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte nach G. Vechner und J. Scultetus bei J. Janssonius, Bildausschnitt 40 x 49 cm, Blattgr. 46,5 x 56,5 cm.. van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici 2940:1.2, vergl. Timann/Kott, Von Stettin bis Breslau, 565/66 (dort die Ausgaben Janssonius-Waesberge/Pitt sowie die von Schenk/Valk). Hübsche Karte des Herzogtums Breslau mit einer großen Vogelschauansicht der Stadt unten rechts, einer Widmungskartusche oben in der Mitte, einer Wappenkartusche oben links sowie die Titelkartusche unten links; Mittelfalz mit minimalen Fehlstellen unten geglättet und restauriert, Kolorit etwas verblaßt.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH
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2015-06-05 23:12:32
ISCHIA. - Karte
Altkol. Kupferstich von Joh. & Corn. Blaeu, um 1640, 38 x 49,5 cm. Schöne und seltene Gesamtkarte mit der Isola di Procida, der Meerenge und dem Festland bei Miseno. Die Städte und wichtige Bauwerke wie Triumphbögen, Festungen, Türme und Aquädukte sind als kleine Ansichten eingezeichnet. Mit drei altkolorierten Kartuschen und drei Schiffen in der Meerenge. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Italien, Landkarten
Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat [Eurasburg, Germany]
2015-05-25 22:37:23
BLAEU Jean (1596-1673) / Cornelius (1610-1648)
Quattro importanti carte geografiche del Regno di Napoli, incise in rame e colorate a mano, riunite sotto un?unica cornice realizzata da Bolzani di Milano (mm. 1090x1280). Le dimensioni dei rami sono le seguenti: ?Regno di Napoli? (mm. 380x500) - ?Terra di Lavoro..? (mm. 380x500) - ?Ischia isola..? (mm. 373x488) firmata Job et Cornelius Blaeu - ?Principato Citra..? (mm. 380 x 500). Molto ben conservate.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi
2015-05-20 07:48:47
Parkinson, John.
London: Thomas Cotes, 1640. Folio (35.3 cm, 13.9"). Add. engr. t.-p., [18], 1755 (i.e., 1745), [3] pp.; illus. First edition: Over 3,000 species and their virtues described for the use of apothecaries and herbalists. Parkinson (1567–1650), who served officially as Royal Botanist to Charles I and unofficially as gardening mentor to his queen, Henrietta Maria, was also one of the founders of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries — to which the allegorical frontispiece here may refer with the rhinoceros in its upper portion. The author of Paradisi in sole paradisus terrestris, Parkinson was much acclaimed by his contemporaries and by later botanists; Henrey cites Sir James Edward Smith's assessment that "this work [the Theatrum botanicum] and the herbal of Gerarde were the two main pillars of botany in England till the time of Ray." Gerard and Parkinson indeed competed in publication, with the printing of the present work having been delayed several years so as to avoid marketplace clash with Johnson's edition of Gerard's herbal.    In the present work, Parkinson divided the plants by classes such as "Sweete smelling Plants," "Purging Plants," saxifrages, wound herbs, cooling herbs, "Strange and Outlandish Plants," etc. Most of the entries are illustrated with in-text woodcuts, interspersed with pages wholly occupied by four images. Among the Americana content here are descriptions of Virginia bluebells, Peruvian mechacan, potatoes, and an assortment of "Ginny peppers" (with dire warnings regarding their fiery hotness); also present are => 28 previously unrecorded British spe … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: PRB&M/SessaBks (Philadelphia Rare Books & MSS Co.) [U.S.A.]
2015-05-20 07:48:47
Parkinson, John.
Bookseller: PRB&M/SessaBks (Philadelphia Rare Books & MSS Co.) [U.S.A.]
2015-05-20 07:48:47
Parkinson, John.
Thomas Cotes, 1640. First edition: Over 3,000 species and their virtues described for the use of apothecaries and herbalists. Parkinson (1567-1650), who served officially as Royal Botanist to Charles I and unofficially as gardening mentor to his queen, Henrietta Maria, was also one of the founders of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries -- to which the allegorical frontispiece here may refer with the rhinoceros in its upper portion. The author of Paradisi in sole paradisus terrestris, Parkinson was much acclaimed by his contemporaries and by later botanists; Henrey cites Sir James Edward Smith's assessment that "this work [the Theatrum botanicum] and the herbal of Gerarde were the two main pillars of botany in England till the time of Ray." Gerard and Parkinson indeed competed in publication, with the printing of the present work having been delayed several years so as to avoid marketplace clash with Johnson's edition of Gerard's herbal. In the present work, Parkinson divided the plants by classes such as "Sweete smelling Plants," "Purging Plants," saxifrages, wound herbs, cooling herbs, "Strange and Outlandish Plants," etc. Most of the entries are illustrated with in-text woodcuts, interspersed with pages wholly occupied by four images. Among the Americana content here are descriptions of Virginia bluebells, Peruvian mechacan, potatoes, and an assortment of "Ginny peppers" (with dire warnings regarding their fiery hotness); also present are => 28 previously unrecorded British species, including the strawberry tree and the lady's slipper orchid. The index and table … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: PRB&M/SessaBks (Philadelphia Rare Books & MSS Co.) [U.S.A.]
2015-05-17 07:52:33
LAET, Johannes de (1593-1649).
Leiden: Chez Bonaventure & Abraham Elzevir, 1640. Folio (13 6/8 x 8 6/8 inches). Title-page printed in red and black and with woodcut printer's device. 14 double-page engraved maps of the Americas and over 60 woodcut illustrations in text of native flora and fauna (without the 2-leaf dedication to Richlieu, some occasionally heavy spotting and browning). Contemporary vellum over paste-board, remains of two pairs of ties, title in manuscript on the spine (some light staining, a little scuffed). Provenance: with the armorial bookplate of "Ludovicus De Puget, Patricius Lugdunenis. Hoc pio Librorum Munere Bibliothecam Domus Probationis Lugdunenis Societatis Jesu locupletarir Anno 1709" on the front paste-down, and ownership inscription at the head of the title-page; above that of "P.N. Hemey" THE SECOND PRINTED ATLAS OF THE AMERICAS First edition in French, and including many important maps, particularly: "America sive Indiae Occidentalis Tabula Generalis", which does not show California as an island and is therefore one of the most accurate maps of the Pacific coastline of North America of its time: "the maps were some of the first to depart from the heavier style of the Mercator and Ortelius period. This more open style of engraving was one that both Blaeu and Janssonius would use in their atlases" (Burden). First published as "Nieuwe Wereldt ofte Beschrijvinghe van West-Indien" in Leiden in 1625. De Laet was a director of the Dutch West India Company, and so had access to the latest information, both from the company's personnel and from the archives. Although an important r … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2015-05-17 07:52:33
LAET, Johannes de (1593-1649).
Leiden: Chez Bonaventure & Abraham Elzevir, 1640. Folio (13 6/8 x 8 6/8 inches). Title-page printed in red and black and with woodcut printer's device. 14 double-page engraved maps of the Americas and over 60 woodcut illustrations in text of native flora and fauna (without the 2-leaf dedication to Richlieu, some occasionally heavy spotting and browning). Contemporary vellum over paste-board, remains of two pairs of ties, title in manuscript on the spine (some light staining, a little scuffed). Provenance: with the armorial bookplate of "Ludovicus De Puget, Patricius Lugdunenis. Hoc pio Librorum Munere Bibliothecam Domus Probationis Lugdunenis Societatis Jesu locupletarir Anno 1709" on the front paste-down, and ownership inscription at the head of the title-page; above that of "P.N. Hemey" THE SECOND PRINTED ATLAS OF THE AMERICAS First edition in French, and including many important maps, particularly: "America sive Indiae Occidentalis Tabula Generalis", which does not show California as an island and is therefore one of the most accurate maps of the Pacific coastline of North America of its time: "the maps were some of the first to depart from the heavier style of the Mercator and Ortelius period. This more open style of engraving was one that both Blaeu and Janssonius would use in their atlases" (Burden). First published as "Nieuwe Wereldt ofte Beschrijvinghe van West-Indien" in Leiden in 1625. De Laet was a director of the Dutch West India Company, and so had access to the latest information, both from the company's personnel and from the archives. Although an important r … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2015-05-17 07:52:33
LAET, Johannes de (1593-1649).
Leiden: Chez Bonaventure & Abraham Elzevir, 1640. Folio (13 6/8 x 8 6/8 inches). Title-page printed in red and black and with woodcut printer's device. 14 double-page engraved maps of the Americas and over 60 woodcut illustrations in text of native flora and fauna (without the 2-leaf dedication to Richlieu, some occasionally heavy spotting and browning). Contemporary vellum over paste-board, remains of two pairs of ties, title in manuscript on the spine (some light staining, a little scuffed). Provenance: with the armorial bookplate of "Ludovicus De Puget, Patricius Lugdunenis. Hoc pio Librorum Munere Bibliothecam Domus Probationis Lugdunenis Societatis Jesu locupletarir Anno 1709" on the front paste-down, and ownership inscription at the head of the title-page; above that of "P.N. Hemey" THE SECOND PRINTED ATLAS OF THE AMERICAS First edition in French, and including many important maps, particularly: "America sive Indiae Occidentalis Tabula Generalis", which does not show California as an island and is therefore one of the most accurate maps of the Pacific coastline of North America of its time: "the maps were some of the first to depart from the heavier style of the Mercator and Ortelius period. This more open style of engraving was one that both Blaeu and Janssonius would use in their atlases" (Burden). First published as "Nieuwe Wereldt ofte Beschrijvinghe van West-Indien" in Leiden in 1625. De Laet was a director of the Dutch West India Company, and so had access to the latest information, both from the company's personnel and from the archives. Although an important r … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2015-04-21 16:54:38
Fuller, Thomas
Cambridge: Pr. by R. Daniel for Thomas Buck Folio (27.7 cm, 10.9"). Add. engr. t.-p., [16], 286, [30] pp.; 1 fold. map.. 1640 Second edition, following the first of the previous year: A very popular anti-Catholic (and anti-Jewish as well) account of the crusades, citing the cruel and impious behavior of popes and participants alike as reason for the failure of the conquest of the Holy Land. Fuller, chaplain extraordinary to Charles II, was one of the earliest English historians thus to analyze the crusades as a historical event. The volume opens with an added engraved title-page and also features an oversized, folding map of the region, both signed by William Marshall. The preliminary "Declaration of the Frontispice [sic]," an explanation in verse of the title-page's symbolism, is signed by J.C., i.e., John Cleveland. Period-style dark calf, covers framed and panelled in gilt and blind rolls with gilt-stamped corner fleurons, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label, gilt-ruled raised bands, and gilt-stamped compartment decorations. Title inked on outer (closed) edges in an early hand. "Declaration of the Frontispiece" mounted; added engraved title-page with upper margin repaired, lower area trimmed into the imprint line (taking most) and with one pinhole. Otherwise browning, mild spotting and light waterstaining variously, last leaves dust-soiled; light cockling and volume a tad sprung; a few leaves with short edge tears, not extending into text; map with ragged portion of lower inner edge, tear along one fold neatly repaired from rear, and small hole at intersection of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia
2015-04-21 16:54:38
VARENIUS, Barnardus.
Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB [Aptos, CA, U.S.A.]
2015-04-20 21:22:37
[KEMPIS (T.A). MACE (F), trans.].:
8vo., with a fine woodcut frontispiece, woodcut title - vignette, and 4 fine woodcut head - pieces in the text (one prefacing each book of the work), frontispiece and title very lightly age - stained; handsomely bound in full calf, back with five raised bands, second compartment with leather label lettered in gilt, all other compartments ruled and tooled in blind with a floral spray, new endpapers to style, speckled fore - edges, a bright, crisp copy. Third edition of the prose translation by Francois Mace (1640? - 1721), first published in 1698 with a second edition the following year.The frontispiece is unsigned. BnF attributes the headpieces of Books I, II and possibly III to Jean Mariette (1660 - 1742). The work is prefaced by the unsigned dedication to the Duchess de Bourgogne [Marie - Adelaide de Savoie], contents of the four books, Approbation de Monsieur Coursier, Theologal de Paris, and Approbation de Monsieur Pillot, Docteur de Sorbonne & grand Penitencier de Tournay. The work is completed by litanies de Jesus - Christ, de Saint - Sacrement, de la Vierge, oraisons.Two of the four spirited head - pieces are captioned in Latin; p.161 is misprinted 147.Jean - Baptiste Coignard was printer to the King and to the Academie Francaise.Very scarce.
Bookseller: Island Books
2015-04-18 18:19:13
Ploos van Amstel, Cornelis (1726 Wesp - Amsterdam 1798)
. Vernis mou mit Deckweißlicht und stellenweise rötlicher Lavierung, nach einer Zeichnung von Pieter Cornelisz van Slingelandt (1640-1691), auf bräunlichem Velin, verso mit dem Künstlerzeichen (Lugt 2725). 24,9:20 cm. - Leichte Knickfalte am oberen Rand. Literatur: Wurzbach 93; Laurentius/Niemeijer 79. Erstmals veröffentlicht von Christian Josi: Collection d' imitations de dessins d' apres les pnrincipeaux maitres Hollandais et Flamands, commencee par Ploos van Amstel, continuee et portee au nombre de cent morceaux. 1821. - Besonders reizvolles Motiv!. Ploos van Amstel gelang es um 1758 nach zahlreichen und langwierigen graphischen Versuchen, Zeichnungen täuschend ähnlich zu reproduzieren. Die Vorlage zum vorliegenden Blatt von H. Averkamp (1585 - nach 1663) befindet sich heute in der Teyler-Stiftung in Haarlem.
Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH
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2015-04-18 18:19:13
Ploos van Amstel, Cornelis (1726 Wesp Amsterdam 1798)
1640. Vernis mou mit Deckweißlicht und stellenweise rötlicher Lavierung, nach einer Zeichnung von Pieter Cornelisz van Slingelandt (1640-1691), auf bräunlichem Velin, verso mit dem Künstlerzeichen (Lugt 2725). 24,9:20 cm. ? Leichte Knickfalte am oberen Rand. Literatur: Wurzbach 93; Laurentius/Niemeijer 79. Erstmals veröffentlicht von Christian Josi: Collection d? imitations de dessins d? après les pnrincipeaux maîtres Hollandais et Flamands, commencée par Ploos van Amstel, continuée et portée au nombre de cent morceaux. 1821. ? Besonders reizvolles Motiv! Ploos van Amstel gelang es um 1758 nach zahlreichen und langwierigen graphischen Versuchen, Zeichnungen täuschend ähnlich zu reproduzieren. Die Vorlage zum vorliegenden Blatt von H. Averkamp (1585 - nach 1663) befindet sich heute in der Teyler-Stiftung in Haarlem.
Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH [Oberursel im Taunus, Germany]
2015-04-14 19:50:23
DE LAET, Joannes (1581-1649).
Leiden: Chez Bonaventure & Abraham Elseviers, 1640. Single sheet, (13 ¼ x 16 inches, full margins showing the platemark). Fine engraved map of Venezuela, the title within a strapwork cartouche and a large compass rose (old central fold, pale stain on upper left corner, edges browned). First French edition, first published in Dutch in 1625. A fine engraved map of Venezuela, with particular detail along the coastline. Depicted are Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Trinidad, Tobago, St. Lucia, Grenada, etc. With a fine strapwork title cartouche, large compass rose, and distance scale within a second cartouche at lower right. De Laet was born in Antwerp but in 1585, the family, like thousands of Flemish Protestants, fled to the northern Netherlands. After studying philosophy in Leiden the young de Laet traveled to London in 1603, obtained his denizenship, but after the death of his wife returned to Leiden, where in April 1608 he "married Maria Boudewijns van Berlicum (d. 1643). There he made a fortune through overseas trade and land investments, at home and at Laetburg, near Albany, in New Netherland. In 1619 he was appointed a director of the Dutch West Indies Company, a position he held until his death. "In the ongoing religious quarrels which troubled Holland, de Laet sided with the counter-remonstrants (Gomarists) against the remonstrants (Arminians), an allegiance evident in his 'Commentarii de Pelagianis et Semi-Pelagianis' (1617). In 1618 he was delegated for Leiden to the Synod of Dort, where he befriended the theologian Samuel Ward, master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2015-04-14 19:50:23
DE LAET, Joannes (1581-1649).
Leiden: Chez Bonaventure & Abraham Elseviers, 1640. Single sheet, (13 ¼ x 16 inches, full margins showing the platemark). Fine engraved map of present-day Panama and Colombia, with a fine strapwork title cartouche and large compass rose (old central fold, edges browned). First French edition, first published in Dutch in 1625. This highly detailed map shows "New Granada" and Popayan (present-day Colombia), Panama, and part of Venezuela. With a fine title cartouche and large compass rose, a very attractive map of the region. De Laet was born in Antwerp but in 1585, the family, like thousands of Flemish Protestants, fled to the northern Netherlands. After studying philosophy in Leiden the young de Laet traveled to London in 1603, obtained his denizenship, but after the death of his wife returned to Leiden, where in April 1608 he "married Maria Boudewijns van Berlicum (d. 1643). There he made a fortune through overseas trade and land investments, at home and at Laetburg, near Albany, in New Netherland. In 1619 he was appointed a director of the Dutch West Indies Company, a position he held until his death. "In the ongoing religious quarrels which troubled Holland, de Laet sided with the counter-remonstrants (Gomarists) against the remonstrants (Arminians), an allegiance evident in his 'Commentarii de Pelagianis et Semi-Pelagianis' (1617). In 1618 he was delegated for Leiden to the Synod of Dort, where he befriended the theologian Samuel Ward, master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, one of the several English delegates. In his leisure time he proved a prolific, many-sided sc … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2015-04-14 19:50:23
DE LAET, Joannes (1581-1649).
Leiden: Chez Bonaventure & Abraham Elseviers, 1640. Single sheet, (13 ½ x 15 ¾ inches, full margins showing the platemark). Fine engraved map of Chile, the title within a fine strapwork cartouche, a second cartouche containing the distance scale, the map key within a decorative scroll, and a large compass rose indicating north to the left (old central fold, edges browned, one or two spots). First French edition, first published in Dutch in 1625. Fine engraved map of Chile, from Puente de Vetes in the north to C. de Diego Gallego in the south, with a fine title cartouche and a second strapwork cartouche containing the distance scale. Here, north is oriented to the left, as indicated by the fine, large compass rose. Topographical features are rendered pictorially. De Laet was born in Antwerp but in 1585, the family, like thousands of Flemish Protestants, fled to the northern Netherlands. After studying philosophy in Leiden the young de Laet traveled to London in 1603, obtained his denizenship, but after the death of his wife returned to Leiden, where in April 1608 he "married Maria Boudewijns van Berlicum (d. 1643). There he made a fortune through overseas trade and land investments, at home and at Laetburg, near Albany, in New Netherland. In 1619 he was appointed a director of the Dutch West Indies Company, a position he held until his death. "In the ongoing religious quarrels which troubled Holland, de Laet sided with the counter-remonstrants (Gomarists) against the remonstrants (Arminians), an allegiance evident in his 'Commentarii de Pelagianis et Semi-Pelagianis' (1617). … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2015-04-14 15:46:08
DE LAET, Joannes (1581-1649).
Leiden: Chez Bonaventure & Abraham Elseviers, 1640. Single sheet, (13 ¼ x 16 inches, full margins showing the platemark). Fine engraved map of Central America from Mexico to Costa Rica, including the southern tip of Florida and part of Cuba, the title within a strapwork cartouche and a large compass rose (old central fold, the edges browned). First French edition, first published in Dutch in 1625. Fine engraved map of Central America, showing Mexico ("Nueva Espana"), Yucatan, Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and portions of Florida and Cuba. The title cartouche appears bottom left above a distance scale, and there is a fine compass rose. De Laet was born in Antwerp but in 1585, the family, like thousands of Flemish Protestants, fled to the northern Netherlands. After studying philosophy in Leiden the young de Laet traveled to London in 1603, obtained his denizenship, but after the death of his wife returned to Leiden, where in April 1608 he "married Maria Boudewijns van Berlicum (d. 1643). There he made a fortune through overseas trade and land investments, at home and at Laetburg, near Albany, in New Netherland. In 1619 he was appointed a director of the Dutch West Indies Company, a position he held until his death. "In the ongoing religious quarrels which troubled Holland, de Laet sided with the counter-remonstrants (Gomarists) against the remonstrants (Arminians), an allegiance evident in his 'Commentarii de Pelagianis et Semi-Pelagianis' (1617). In 1618 he was delegated for Leiden to the Synod of Dort, where he befriended the theologian Samuel Ward, master of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2015-04-14 00:26:36
DE LAET, Joannes (1581-1649).
Leiden: Chez Bonaventure & Abraham Elseviers, 1640. Single sheet, (13 ¼ x 16 ¼ inches, full margins showing the platemark). Fine engraved map of central South America showing the Paraguay River Basin, the Peru-Chilean coast, and Lake Titicaca, with a large compass rose and the title within a fine decorative cartouche (old central fold, edges browned). First French edition, first published in Dutch in 1625. A highly detailed map of the central region of South America, from central Peru to Rio de Janeiro and Cape San Antonio, with numerous cities and rivers identified. The large compass rose, adorned with a fleur-de-lis, is at the center of the map, and the title cartouche is embellished with tropical plants and the head of a cherub, situated below the distance scale. De Laet was born in Antwerp but in 1585, the family, like thousands of Flemish Protestants, fled to the northern Netherlands. After studying philosophy in Leiden the young de Laet traveled to London in 1603, obtained his denizenship, but after the death of his wife returned to Leiden, where in April 1608 he "married Maria Boudewijns van Berlicum (d. 1643). There he made a fortune through overseas trade and land investments, at home and at Laetburg, near Albany, in New Netherland. In 1619 he was appointed a director of the Dutch West Indies Company, a position he held until his death. "In the ongoing religious quarrels which troubled Holland, de Laet sided with the counter-remonstrants (Gomarists) against the remonstrants (Arminians), an allegiance evident in his 'Commentarii de Pelagianis et Semi-Pelagianis' (16 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2015-04-13 12:30:02
DE LAET, Joannes (1581-1649).
Leiden: Chez Bonaventure & Abraham Elseviers, 1640. Single sheet, (13 ¼ x 15 ¾ inches, full margins showing the platemark). Fine engraved map of Guyana showing the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers, the title within a fine strapwork cartouche, a second cartouche containing the distance scale, and a large compass rose (old central fold, edges browned). First French edition, first published in Dutch in 1625. Fine engraved map of Guyana, showing the mythical Lake Parime, with a fine title cartouche, a second cartouche containing the distance scale, and a large compass rose. The equator is identified, as well as the Amazon River, Orinoco River, and various tributaries. "There still remained an unknown region in Central Guiana, where were plains periodically inundated by the overflow of the Rapanuni, Essequibo, and Branco (Parima) rivers. Here must Eldorado be; and here the maps, shortly after this, placed the mysterious lake and its auriferous towers of Manoa down to a comparatively recent time. According to Humboldt and Schomburgk, it was after the return of Raleigh's and Keymis's expedition that Hondius was the first in his 'Nieuwe Caerte van het goudreyke landt Guiana' (1599), to introduce the Laguna Parima with its city Manoa in a map We find the lake also in the 'Nieuwe Wereldt' of De Laet in 1630, and in the editions of that year in other languages" (Justin Winsor, ed., "Narrative and Critical History of America," p. 587). De Laet was born in Antwerp but in 1585, the family, like thousands of Flemish Protestants, fled to the northern Netherlands. After studying philosophy in Leid … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2015-04-13 12:30:02
DE LAET, Joannes (1581-1649).
Leiden: Chez Bonaventure & Abraham Elseviers, 1640. Single sheet, (13 ¼ x 15 ¾ inches, full margins showing the platemark). Fine engraved map of North and South America, sparsely labelled, showing part of Africa, the title within a strapwork cartouche, showing the Tropic of Cancer, the Equator, and the Tropic of Capricorn (old central fold, edges browned). First French edition, first appeared in the second edition of 1630. Fine engraved map showing North and South America. This map's "most interesting feature is that although we know de Laet had seen maps of California as an island, he relies on the more trustworthy accounts, such as Herrera, in depicting a peninsular form. The map has the best west coast delineation to date. He also does not get drawn into the debate about the North West Passage, preferring to cut his map short of these latitudes" (Burden, p. 285). De Laet was born in Antwerp but in 1585, the family, like thousands of Flemish Protestants, fled to the northern Netherlands. After studying philosophy in Leiden the young de Laet traveled to London in 1603, obtained his denizenship, but after the death of his wife returned to Leiden, where in April 1608 he "married Maria Boudewijns van Berlicum (d. 1643). There he made a fortune through overseas trade and land investments, at home and at Laetburg, near Albany, in New Netherland. In 1619 he was appointed a director of the Dutch West Indies Company, a position he held until his death. "In the ongoing religious quarrels which troubled Holland, de Laet sided with the counter-remonstrants (Gomarists) against the rem … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2015-04-12 08:44:00
DE LAET, Joannes (1581-1649).
Leiden: Chez Bonaventure & Abraham Elseviers, 1640. Single sheet, (13 ½ x 16 inches, full margins showing the platemark). Fine engraved map of eastern Canada, with a large compass rose, showing an accurate Prince Edward Island and the first depiction of a north-south orientation of Lake Champlain (old central fold, edges browned). ONE OF THE FOUNDATION MAPS OF CANADA (Burden). First French edition, first published in Dutch in 1625. This is the first printed map to show Prince Edward Island accurately, and also the first to show Lake Champlain with a north-south orientation. "The map is of considerable importance to the early cartography of Canada and is the source map of several derivatives. Although the cartography of Quebec and the Maritimes in the map draws heavily on Champlain 1613, the configuration of Lake Champlain and Lake St Pierre is considerably improved. C. Blanc (Cape Cod) though, is retained, but a realistic Prince Edward Island appears in its correct position. Newfoundland, however, is given a somewhat unique shape. O'Dea (1971) points out that the De Laet map has more Portuguese names on the coast of Newfoundland than French ones, and it seems reasonable to infer a Portuguese source for the map. Newfoundland was copied by Coronelli much later in the century. Similarly, the map of Newfoundland and the Maritimes by Blaeu, incorporated the De Laet Portuguese place names without change" (Kershaw, p. 88). Burden 230. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2015-04-03 11:50:27
Janssonius, Joannes:
Johannes Janssonius., Amsterdam, 1640 - Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius. (Zwischen 1640 und 1670). Blattgrösse: 51,5x62 cm. Gestochene kolorierte Karte (41x52,5 cm) Blumer 103. - Haller 114. - Sammlung Ryhiner 3202.22. - Titelkartusche oben links, weitere Kartuschen oben rechts, unten links (Legende) und unten rechts (Massstab). - Auf neue Leinwand aufgezogen. Linker Rand ausserhalb der Platte fachgerecht restauriert. Sprache: N [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein
2015-03-02 21:16:45
Donne, John
London: Printed for Richard Royston, in Ivie-Lane, and Richard Marriot in S. Dunstans Church-yard in Fleetstreet, 1640. First edition, and also the first appearance of Walton's "Life and Death of Dr Donne", later state of the additional title. Engraved portrait by Merian (in second state, as usual). A-B6, C4, B-Aaaa6, Bbbb4 , Cccc7. Bound without first and last blanks (A1 and Ccc8). 1 vols. 4to (344x223mm.). Contemporary calf, early neat rebacking, new endpapers. Portrait with strengthening at inner margin. Some wear at outer margins of the first four leaves. Bookplate Bibliothecam Doncastriensem and ownership inscription on title-page with gift inscription to them from the Reverend Lees Ward of Jesus College, Cambridge, "Ad Bibliothecam Doncastriensem Ex Dono Viiri Reverend Lees Ward Coll Jesu apud Cantab. Socii.". Donne remains a towering figure in English literature no less for his preaching than for his poetry. "Of Donne's estimated 180 sermons, the extraordinary total of 160 survive - monumental evidence that he was both a prolific and a popular preacher. The reasons for his popularity are clear: the sermons are not only rich in learning and curious lore; they are characteristically personal and powerful in their phrasing ... At his most characteristic, he is the spokesman before God of a virile, unconquerable humanity" (Norton, 913, 918). Now considered "very rare," this volume of sermons is one of three folios issued by Donne's son between 1640 and 1660, after Donne's death (Allibone, 513). In addition to Donne's addresses for major Christian festivals and his master … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2015-03-01 14:29:31
Ovid
London: Printed by J.L. for Andrew Hebb, 1640. Fourth edition of the Sandys translation. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Ovid, additional engraved title-page by Salamon Savery after Francisco Clein, and 15 engraved plates. Folio. Bound in full early twentieth-century red crushed levant morocco gilt, skillfully rebacked with the original spine laid down, by Stern & Dess, circa 1920. Portrait and engraved title slightly waterstained, the latter with one small closed tear repaired, else fine, in a brown cloth morocco-backed slipcase. Fourth edition of the Sandys translation. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Ovid, additional engraved title-page by Salamon Savery after Francisco Clein, and 15 engraved plates. Folio. Penned on the Banks of the James River, Virginia, 1626. Sandys' translation of the Metamorphosis is of special note as being the first major poetic production to come from American soil. Sandys became Treasurer of the Virginia Company in 1621 and sailed to America with the Governor, Sir Francis Wyatt. Before leaving, he had started the translation, but it was on the banks the James River that he finally finished it in 1626, dedicating it to Charles I. According to Kunitz and Haycraft, "he seems to have been of rather a quarrelsome disposition, and after many differences with his fellow members and with his neighbors he returned to England for good in 1631." His Ovid remained a very popular translation for over a century after his time, and greatly admired by Pope. This was the last lifetime edition, and also contains the first book of his translation of Virgil … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [United States]
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