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2009-01-23 09:11:32
Metz -
Kupferstich-Karte von W. Blaeu, ca. 1640, altkoloriert. Ca. 39 x 50 cm. Grüntöne oxidiert. Zeigt den Lauf der Mosel zwischen Pont-a-Mousson und Thionville mit Metz im Zentrum. Karte ist gewestet. Links unten Meilenzeiger, rechts Titelkartusche daneben der Vermerk "Amsterdami Apud Guiljelmum et Johannem Blaeuw". In den oberen Ecken drei Wappen. Mit lateinischem Rückentext. The map shows shows the course of the Moselle between Pont-a-Mousson and Thionville with Metz in the center. The map is straighthened to the West. At the left bottom benchmarks, at the right side title cartouche. At the upper corners three crests. With latin text on verso. Green colours oxidased.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen [Trier, Germany]
2009-01-20 00:13:42
Marokko -
Kupferstich-Karte von W. Blaeu, Amsterdam, ca. 1640, altkoloriert. Ca. 39 x 49,5 cm. Papier gebräunt. Die prachtvolle Karte zeigt Marokko und das angrenzende Spanien mit der Meerenege von Gibraltar. Im Atlantik sind mehrere Segelschiffe dargestellt. Am linken unteren Bildrand ist eine prachtvolle Titelkartusche abgebildet, rechts und links davon stehen zwei teufelsgleiche Figuren mit Fahnen in den Händen, darunter Meilenzeiger. Gradnetz. Aus Blaeus "Le Theatre du Monde, ou Novvel Atlas", Amsterdam 1640, mit französischem Rückentext. This handsome map shows Marcocco and parts of Spain with the straits of Gibraltar. Them map contains numerous rivers, villages and settlements throughout. Some sailing ships appear in the Atlantic Ocean. In the lower left corner a decorative cartouche is shown with two devils sitting on each side with flags there hands, below benchmarks. From Blaeu's "Le Theatre du Monde, ou Novvel Atlas", Amsterdam 1640, with french text, original contemporary handcolour. Some overall browning. Wide margins.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen [Trier, Germany]
2009-01-20 00:13:42
Indien -
Kupferstich-Karte von W. Blaeu, Amsterdam, ca. 1640, altkoloriert. Ca. 42 x 52 cm. Papier gebräunt. Blattränder am unteren Rand ergänzt (Mitte bis Einfassungslinie). Die prachtvolle Karte zeigt den Norden Indiens mit Agra im Zentrum sowie Teile der benachbarten Staaten Pakistan und Nepal. Zahlreiche Städte, Flüsse, Gebirge und Seen sind eingetragen. Vereinzelt sind Elephanten im Landbereich dargestellt, im Meer Segelschiffe. Am linken oberen Bildrand befindet sich die Titelkartusche, oben rechts der Meilenzeiger, unten links eine Wappenkartusche . Gradnetz. Aus Blaeus "Le Theatre du Monde, ou Novvel Atlas", Amsterdam 1640, mit französischem Rückentext. This map shows the north of India with Agra in the centre and parts of neighbouring states like Nepal and Pakistan. The map contains numerous rivers, villages and settlements. Some elephants are depicted ont the mainland. Sailing ships are pictured in the Sea. The title cartouche is shown at the left upper corner, at the left lower corner an emblem cartouche is given. From Blaeu's "Le Theatre du Monde, ou Novvel Atlas", Amsterdam 1640, with french text, original contemporary handcolour. Some overall browning, margins at bottom margin added (middle up to neatline). Wide margins.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen [Trier, Germany]
2008-12-31 03:01:05
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 5/8 x 16 3/8 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2008-11-30 12:07:03
LOZANO DE IBDES, Juan.
Zaragoza, Christoval de la Torre, 1640. - Large woodcut of the Crucifixion on second preliminary leaf. Small woodcut vignette on title page. (15, 1 blank ll.), 293, (1) pp., (1 l.); some errors in quire signatures, but catchwords and pagination follow. 8°, contemporary vellum (spine slightly dampstained), horizontal manuscript title on spine, edges sprinkled. Some browning; small tear at foot of title-page, not affecting text. Overall in very good condition. ---- FIRST EDITION of this diatribe against duelling; Palau notes another edition of Valencia, 1647. From the necessity of loving one's neighbor rather than running him through, the author progresses to the ruler's duty to keep peace among his subjects and?with especial virulence?to the evil of clergy who encourage fighting rather than preaching against it. Lozano de Ibdes, who received his doctorate from Alcalá, was curate at Mata de los Olmos.---- Palau 142955: describing a copy at the University of Zaragoza, and citing no copy sold. Simón Díaz 4135: adding copies at the University of Granada, the Academia Española and Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid. Jiménez Catalán, @Tipografía zaragozana del s. XVII 407. Thimm, p. 170. Levi & Gelli, p. 35. Not in HSA or @Ticknor Catalogue. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books
2008-11-25 10:20:00
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 3/4 x 16 3/8 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years from the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and "exotic" plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler and his brothers were familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of the different plants. Besler had the good fortune to have lived at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2008-11-25 10:20:00
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 5/8 x 16 3/8 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2008-11-25 10:20:00
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 5/8 x 16 3/8 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2008-11-25 10:20:00
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 5/8 x 16 1/4 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years from the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of the various plants, a discipline that had been carefully nurtured and continued since the Middle Ages, long before printing. And Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2008-11-25 10:20:00
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 3/4 x 16 3/8 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2008-11-25 10:20:00
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 3/4 x 16 3/8 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2008-11-25 10:20:00
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 3/4 x 16 3/8 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2008-11-20 09:21:59
BOTERO, Giovanni
Venice, I. Giunti,, 1640. Arricchite di cose rare, e memorabili, e con l'ultima mano dell'Autore. Quarto (212 × 160 mm). Late eighteenth-century Italian mottled sheep, smooth spine richly gilt in compartments, tan morocco label, patterned endpapers, red edges. With publisher's large woodcut device on title and 4 folding engraved continental maps (Europe, Asia, Africa, America); printed in italics. 18th-century inscription on title of the Carmelite monastery at Turin. Front joint neatly restored, label chipped with small loss, some headlines just shaved, still an attractive copy. First published in 1592. Giovanni Botero (1533–1617) was Secretary to the Duke of Savoy when he compiled his Relationi Universali; "this political and geographical description of the different countries of the world was very successful and translated into a number of languages" (Burden), including English (London 1603). Burden also notes that "for this issue [of 1640] by I. Giunti, a new set of copperplates was cut derived from those of earlier editions. The most noticeable difference is the addition of an unidentified line around the continent."
Bookseller: Peter Harrington
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2008-11-08 14:49:27
CARDANO GIROLAMO
Ioh. et Cornelium Blaeu, Amsterdam. Amsterdam (1640) - Ioh. et Cornelium Blaeu. 3 ff bb, 144 pp, 1 ff bb Bel frontespizio calcografico in cui viene rappresentato un uomo che pone una corona di alloro su un busto di Nerone. Legatura coeva in piena pelle con triplo filetto in oro ai piatti. Il dorso è stato rifatto: quello che resta del vecchio (con titolo e decorazioni in oro) è stato riportato al di sopra. Tagli rossi. Segnalibro in seta rossa. Interno in ottimo stato di conservazione. L'"Encomium Neronis" del Cardano comparve la prima volta nel 1562 all'interno del "Somniorum synesiorum, omnis generis insomnia explicantes". Per la prima volta viene qua pubblicato come trattato a sé stante. In pratica, il Cardano vuole riabilitare Nerone tentando di dimostrare come si formano i pregiudizi ed i pareri consolidati. Allo stesso tempo dà le indicazioni su come fare, attraverso l'utilizzo della ragione e dell'informazione, a rimuoverli. L'autore prende in esame parecchie fonti storiche (Tacito, Seneca, ecc.) e non cerca di negare i vari fatti di sangue (comunque giustificabili secondo Cardano) di cui si sarebbe macchiato quest'imperatore. ENGLISH TRANSLATION ON REQUEST. Size: in-12° (120 mm x 65 mm) [Attributes: Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: ARCHETYPON STUDIO BIBLIOGRAFICO [Susa, TO, Italy]
2008-10-29 21:53:49
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt, 1640. Hand-coloured engraving. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark on the top margin. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2008-10-27 18:27:22
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt, 1640. Hand-coloured engraving. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2008-10-22 09:12:26
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt 1640 - Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done. Hand-coloured engraving.
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)
2008-10-15 14:42:12
Hamond, Walter:
London: Printed for Nathaniel Butter, 1640.. [38]pp. Small quarto. Three-quarter antique-style calf and marbled boards, gilt morocco label. 19th-century armorial library bookplate on front pastedown. Closely trimmed, just touching the letter "A" on the titlepage and cropping the upper portion of a few running titles and catchwords. Titlepage soiled, with small ink spots affecting a few characters of text. Very good. The only edition of this rare utopian work describing the island of Madagascar and its inhabitants. The author, Walter Hamond (d. 1648) had by his own account traveled several times to Madagascar in the service of the East India Company, once "resident there Foure Moneths together." During the 1630s, as King Charles I was advised that Madagascar would be an ideal location for English traders bound for India and the Far East to refresh and repair their ships, Hamond composed A PARADOX..., encouraging further use of the island for colonization and trade. Describing the land of Madagascar in Edenic terms, Hamond begins his characterization of its inhabitants by referring to them as "a sluggish and slothfull people." "If any where," he writes, "the Proverbe, Terra bona, gens male, may here be applied" (A4v). He swiftly recasts them, however, as an innocent and virtuous race, whose "Nakednesse, Poverty, and Simplicity" demonstrate a happy, prelapsarian state instead of one of wretchedness or misery: "Now for Pride [of clothing and appearance], such is the Happinesse of these people, that they know not what it meanes, here is no man that respectech another the better … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana
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2008-10-15 09:25:38
Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von 2 Platten gedruckt von Willem Jansz. Blaeu um 1640. 41.5x96 cm. - Koeman 2 1110:2B - Zögner, Flüsse D 1 - Die dekorative grossformatige Karte des Donaulaufes von der Quelle bis zum Schwarzen Meer. Prächtige altkolorierte Titelkartusche, seitlich mit grossen Figuren eines christlichen Monarchen und eines türkischen Sultans, beide mit Schild und drohend erhobenen Schwertern. Seitlich der beiden Herrscher je eine weibliche Figur, die Christin ein Kruzifix haltend, die Moslemin auf einem Kreuz stehend. Unten links Meilenzeiger mit grosser allegorischer Darstellung der Donau und ihrer Nebenflüsse, ebenfalls in schönem zeitgenössischen Kolorit. Wenige kleine Braunflecke im Kartenbild, sonst gutes Exemplar.
Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat
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2008-07-24 00:51:46
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt, 1640. Hand-coloured engraving. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2008-07-01 16:03:39
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt, 1640. Hand-coloured engraving. In excellent condition with the exception of some paper loss on the left margin and in the bottom left corner. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2008-04-01 02:25:09
Forster, Georg; Johannes (the Elder, Johann Buxtorf, Joannes Buxtorfius, Joannem Buxtorfium); John Caird
1640. "Sakontala oder der entscheidende Ring." Mainz und Leipzig: Johann Peter Fischer. xxxiv. 366pp. (1)."De Abbreviaturis Hebraicus." Basil: Ludovici Regis. 1640. (12), 472pp. (8).Rev. John Caird, D.D.: "The Faiths of the World. Lecture II: Religions of India: Buddhism." Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons. 72pp.Several works in the encompassing field of Orientalism, with one work on Indian plays, two works on Indian religions and one work on Hebrew abbreviations in Judaism. The latter was written by renowned German (non-Jewish) Judaism scholar Johannes Buxtorf. Age wear to binding, especially at edges. Binding starting to split at spine, but still firmly attached. Minor tears at edges to endpapers, not affecting text. Title page of Buxtorf loose but present, with very minor tear at edge, not affecting text. Browning throughout. In German (Gothic script), Latin, Hebrew and English. Binding in overall fair, book in overall good condition. Johannes Buxtorf the Elder was a 17th century Hebraist, who served as professor of Hebrew for thirty-nine years at Basel and known by the title "Master of the Rabbis." He was one of the most important Christian Hebraists of his day and was largely responsible for transforming Hebrew studies from an amateur hobby into an established academic discipline in the early seventeenth century. He was succeeded by his son Johannes Buxtorf the Younger, who also became a renowned professor.
Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) [Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.]
2008-03-27 23:00:51
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. In good condition with the exception of a natural printer's crease across the top left corner of sheet and being trimmed to platemark on right side. 20 3/4 x 16 3/8 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2008-03-01 21:14:50
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt, 1640. Hand-coloured engraving. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed just outside the platemark on the right margin. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books [U.S.A.]
2008-03-01 21:14:50
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt, 1640. Hand-coloured engraving. In good condition with the exception of two printer's creases along top left corner. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2008-03-01 21:14:50
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 3/8 x 16 3/8 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2008-03-01 21:14:50
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 5/8 x 16 1/4 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2008-03-01 21:14:50
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 5/8 x 16 1/4 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2008-03-01 21:14:50
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt, 1640. Hand-coloured engraving. Very small right hand margin. Faint writing in ink under titles. Mild ink residue on plate. Otherwise excellent. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants from medieval lore. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2008-03-01 21:14:50
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. Wormhole loss to bottome edge and marginal loss at the upper left edge, otherwise, very good. 20 3/4 x 16 3/8 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2008-01-29 08:31:02
Paris, Matthew and others
London: Excudebat Richardus Hodgkinson, 1640. Folio (13-3/4" x 9-1/2"). 2 parts in 1. (48), 1010, (126); 310, (14)pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait (old paper repair in blank fore-margin). Title printed in red & black, with a woodcut device. Cont. calf, a bit worn, nicely rebacked, red morocco spine label. Title-page lightly spotted. Engraved armorial bookplate dated 1705 on verso of title. Overall, a fine copy of the best Latin edition of this early English chronicle by Paris (ca. 1200-1253). STC 19210.
Bookseller: Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc. ABAA [Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.]
2007-12-07 11:06:50
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2007-11-04 22:08:25
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt, 1640. Hand-coloured engraving. In excellent condition. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2007-11-01 12:55:06
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. Printer's crease upper right, very faded manuscript notes beneath titles, a surface abrasion, otherwise good condition. 20 3/4 x 16 3/8 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2007-09-16 20:10:25
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1640, 2nd edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 3/4 x 16 3/8 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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