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        Il Primo Libro di Lettere corsive moderne

      Genoa: the author, 1641. First edition, and evidently the most complete copy extant, of this calligraphy manuel by a Genoese writing master. Notwithstanding its rich mercantile culture and the educational infrastructure that supported it, few such manuals were published in Genoa. Of five other copies listed by Becker, that described in Marzoli is the most complete, containing 32 plates (including title and six plates by the writing master Scipioni Leoni); this present copy contains an additional nine. Of these 41 plates, nine are signed by Leoni. Three have elaborate engraved borders; the title engraving features a portrait of Pisani flanked by two putti. Pisani’s “First book of modern cursive letters” eschews charts and practice tables in favor of a sequence of brief discourses on the subject of . Oblong 4to. [19.5 x 28 cm overall, 13 x 19 cm to plate mark], [41] ff. Including engraved title and 40 plates of writing samples. Bound in contemporary cartonnage and vellum, title and some pages rather dog-eared. Foxing, light watermarks and fingersoiling, practice work on some leaves.

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        NOVAE MOTUUM CAELESTIUM EPHEMERIDES RICHELIANAE:

      Parisiis, Sumptibus Authoris, 1641.. Annorum 15, ab anno 1637. incipientes, ubi sex anni priores e fontibus Lansbergianis, reliqui vero e numeris Tychoni-Keplerianis eruuntur, quibus accesserunt. In priori parte. 1. Isagoge in astrologiam. 2. De aeris mutatione. 3. Doctrina primi mobilis exquisitè demonstrata. In secunda parte. 1. Usus tabularum Astronomicarum pro rebus omnibus ad astronomiam spectantibus instituendis. 2. De crisium mysterio tractatus. 3. Gnomonices liber unus, ubi scioterica delineandi horologia quocunque modo vel declinantia, vel inclinantia methodus omnium & facillima & brevissima tabularum ope, traditur. Authore Natal. Durret... 1641, Latin text, 4to, 245 x 185 mm, 9¾ x 7¼ inches, engraved architectural title page to the first part by Pierre Lombard, with small portraits of Tycho Brahe, Lansbergius and C. Ptolomaeus, engraved and woodcut illustrations and diagrams in the text, pages: [12], 110, 135, 138-181; 44, 48, 64, [8], 56, [56], 168, 263, [5], collation: a6, A-N4, O2, P1; A-2Y2; A-L2; A-M2; A-H4; A-B2 ; A-O2 ; a-g4; A-X4; A-2I4, 2K2, 2L4. Bound in modern blind panelled calf, raised bands to spine with blind motif in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label. Light damp stain to lower outer corner of first 8 leaves, including both title pages, occasional very pale damp stain to fore-edge margins, 2 lower margin corners very neatly repaired, Tt1 and Tt21 slightly stained on text, no loss of legibility, 1 brief marginal note, some of the margins to the tables trimmed close, a few with loss of page number and just shaved at fore-edges. A very good copy. The London printing of 1647 which was a reissue of our book with a new title is recorded as having a folding engraved plate, probably missing from our book. We have not been able to find a reference to this in the French editions we have located. Noël Duret or Natalis Durrett, born in Montbrison in 1590, died in Paris in 1650, was a French mathematician and astronomer, cosmographer of King Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu. Sotheby's Library of the Earls of Macclesfield Part IV No. 678 lists a copy of the London first edition which belonged to Edmund Halley. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Acts and Monuments of Matters Most Speciall and Memorable, Happening in the Church with an Universall Historie of the Same [Foxes Martyrs]

      London: Company of Stationers, 1641. Three volumes - Volume One - [126], 1-756, 767-1033; Volume Two - [42], 22, [2], 6-114, 117-788 and Volume Three - 1-584, 595-1030, [14], 106, 105-106, [98]. Later full calf, raised bands, spines in six panels, author / title leather label to second panel, contrasting leather volume label to third, date in gilt to fourth, bands bordered by gilt single fillet. Heavily chipped to spine ends, extremities worn and chipped, outer joints split but holding, reinforced to inner joints. Internally there are many small tears and nicks, some corners missing, some light browning, major faults are listed below. Volume One - Lacks portrait frontispiece, small ink drawings to foot of title, the final leaf is laid down with ink inscription to head, small burn hole to pages Ttt2-Ttt5, signature Llll is browned, the folding table of 'Persecutions' has been laid down and repaired and is chipped with a small amount of loss; Volume Two - Lacks K4 and K5, R5 is torn to foot catching text but with no loss, B is misbound, soot marks to Nnn2v and Nnn3r, Ppp6 large tear to foot of page catching text but with no loss, small tear to head of Qqq6, light water-staining to bottom corner pretty much throughout, Mm-Rr and Zz is water to bottom margin. The folding plate of Windsor Castle is water stained to top-edge with old repair to reverse, small worm holes to bottom margin from Rrr to end, Sss-Uuu stained; Volume Three - Title defective, laid down with loss, browned throughout, tear to bottom edge of Kkk2 catching text but with no loss, Kkk6 has a hole in fore-edge margin, catching notes to margin with loss, Nnn3 split to bottom margin, Qqq5 torn to head catching text but with no loss, Qqq6 bottom corner missing but no loss of text, tear to foot of Sss5, small piece missing from corner of Hhhh6 not catching text, and is missing some of the index (Estc calls for [94], this has [98], but ends at TIN so lacking T-Z?), the 'Continuation' has a separate title page. Difficult bibliographically, this copy has four (of probably six) folding / full page illustrations, including the often missing large folding table of 'Persecutions' and with the folding Windsor Castle and Ridley and Latimer at Oxford plates, definitely lacking the portrait, two leaves of text and a section of the index, seemingly otherwise complete. Rarely found complete, (even the copy on EEBO ignores volume three and instead partially replicates volume two). The eighth edition (first published in 1562-3), and the last printed in black letter. Lowndes I:829. Reprint. Full Calf. Good. Folio.

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        THE BOOKE OF MARTYRS: ACTS AND MONUMENTS OF MATTERS MOST SPECIAL AND MEMORABLE, HAPPENING IN THE CHURCH, WITH AN UNIVERSALL HISTORIE OF THE SAME. (Volume 3)

      London: Company of Stationers. Good. 1641. Hardcover. Volume 3 only . 14" x 9.75" x 3.5". This is the 1641 edition. 30 pps. + Table of Tables 12 pps. + A Chronologie 76 pps. + Acts and Monuments 1030 pps. Illustrated throughout with 34 woodcut illustrations plus many woodcut head pieces and tail pieces. Also contains the original fold out "Table of Persecutions" with 3 chips approximately 1" each. The table has been dry mounted to a backing to prevent further deterioration or loss. Full brown leather bound cover has heavy wear and worn through at corners. 5 raised bands with red leather spine label and gilt stamping. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Pages have a number of old repairs. There is worming on a few pages. A couple pages are chipped just along edges, but most page edges are very good. Some very ocassional foxing, but little to speak of. Laid in are 4 full pages in antiquated ink listing martyrs and dates of martyrdom from 1387 to 1558. On front end sheet are the signatures of 4 Moon family members who owned this book from 1822 to 1932. ; 1030 pages .

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        De pulchro liber. [Ensemble] De amore liber.

      Apud Davidem Lopes de haro 1641 - - Apud Davidem Lopes de haro, Lugduni Batavorum [Amsterdam] _1641, 2 parties en un Vol. in 12 (7x13cm), (10) 160pp. (8) ; (4) 338pp. (8), relié. - Nouvelle édition, rare, de ces deux oeuvres, qui possèdent chacune une page de titre en rouge et noir, avec marque de l'imprimeur. Edition elzévirienne. Sans pouvoir déterminer s'il s'agit de la première édition, on trouve les deux oeuvres réunies à la date de 1549. Plein Velin d'époque. Reliure hollandaise. Dos lisse orné de 5 séries de triples filets. Nom de l'auteur à la plume. traces de lacets. Fameux ouvrages du philosophe italien Nifo (1473-1539) dans lequel ce dernier célèbre la beauté des femmes et l'amour en puisant dans les oeuvres des philosophes de l'Antiquité. Rédigés en 1529 par un philosophe au sommet de sa renommée, les deux ouvrages sont une confrontation directe avec le néoplatonisme alors en vigueur que Nifo attaque franchement à l'aide des deux notions d'amour et de beauté, qu'il range résolument sous la bannière du désir. Le livre du beau était originellement dédié à Giovanna d’Aragona (1502-1577), filleul du roi Ferdinand de Naples, en qui Nifo voyait l'idéal de beauté humain, capable d'attiser tous les désirs humain et donc l'amour, mais au delà cet idéal Nifo définit ce qui est beau, par ce qu'on aime, conception révolutionnaire à l'heure où l'amour et la beauté étaient divinisés. (10) 160pp. (8) ; (4) 338pp. (8) . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 690 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        America Septentrionalis

      Amsterdam: Jansson, [1641]. Copper-engraved map, full period hand- colouring. 22 5/8 x 25 inches. Hondius' important map of North America, here with glorious full period hand colouring. "Henricus Hondius' beautifully engraved map of North America had greater influence than any other to date in perpetuating the theory of California as an island ... Cartographically, this map is a careful composition of many different sources and illustrates well the current state of knowledge" (Burden). The mapping of the East coast of America is striking given the early date of the map. Fort Orange, the primary trading post on the Hudson (North River then), later to be Albany, is located. Further south, from the Chesapeake through the Gulf the map shows the benefits of the work of de Laet and Hessel Gerritz. In the north, the greatly mis-located Hudson's Bay includes recent discoveries by Thomas James, who explored the west coast of the Bay, in search of a westward passage in 1633. Henricus Hondius was the son of the engraver and mapmaker Jodocus Hondius. Henricus continued the family's cartographical business in partnership with Jan Jansson, his brother-in-law. Mapmaking was more often than not a family enterprise in Amsterdam and in Paris in the 17th century. The firm was active under one family member or another for nearly the entire 17th century. This was the period of Dutch supremacy at sea, when, having supplanted the Portuguese in India, central Africa and northeastern Brazil, the Dutch were the prime carriers of spices, silks, furs, tobacco, sugar and slaves. It was not in the nature of things that this predominance could last very long, if only because the Netherlands is a very small country. But until the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 1660s and 70s, the Dutch were supreme, and the making of maps was a form of nationalistic journalism. First issued in 1636, the map appeared unchanged in various editions of the Hondius/Jansson atlas throughout much of the century. This copy an example of Burden's second state, with Jansson's imprint added. "Jansson was an extremely influential publisher and this depiction of the continent indicated the best that was known, as well as the great amount that remained unknown" (Martin & Martin). Burden, The Mapping of North America I: 245 (state 2); McLaughlin, The Mapping of California as an Island 6; Goss, The Mapping of North America 30; McCorkle, America Emergent 13; Tooley, "California as an Island," 311 in Tooley, The Mapping of America; Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America 330, Lowery 128; Martin & Martin, Mapping of Texas and the Southwest, p. 79, plate 8.

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        Mercury, or the Secret and Swift Messenger: Showing How a Man May With Privacy and Speed Communicate His Thoughts to a Friend at Any Distance

      London: I. Norton for John Maynard and Timothy Wilkins, 1641. First edition of &#147;the most important of early English works on cryptography&#148; (Galland, p.201).<br/><br/> & & &#147;A succinct volume, very well grounded in the classics, Mercury introduced the words <i>cryptographia</i> (defined by Wilkins as &#145;secrecy writing&#146;) and <i>cryptologia</i> (&#145;secrecy of speech&#146;) into English. The author reserved the term <i>cryptomeneses</i>, or &#145;private intimations,&#146; for the art of secret communication in general. In addition to summing up the knowledge of the time, Wilkins depicted three types of geometrical cipher, a mystifying system in which a message is represented by dots, lines or triangles. The letters of the alphabet, in normal or mixed order, were written out at normal spatial intervals; these served as the key. This line of letters was held at the top of a sheet of paper, and the message was spelled out by marking a dot for each plaintext letter underneath that letter in the key alphabet, each dot lower than its predecessor. The dots could then be connected by twos to form what would look like a graph &#150; or they could be left as dots. The receiver, who had an identically proportioned key, noted the positions of the dots, the ends of the lines, or the apexes of the triangles against the alphabetical scale to read the plaintext.&#148; (Kahn, p. 155).<br/><br/>& & There had been diplomatic cipher books in manuscript since Elizabethan times for envoys and military men, but this was the first printed book devoted to the subject in English. At the end Wilkins deals with modes of rapid communication, from carrier pigeons to smoke signals. He calls this &#145;tachymenysis, or the art of swift information&#146;. <br/><br/>& & J. S. Galland, An Historical and Analytical Bibliography of the Literature of Cryptology, 1945; D. Kahn, The Codebreakers. The Story of Secret Writing, 1996; Wing W2202. 8vo: 163 x 107 mm. The text complete with 95 leaves, but paginated pp. [xiv], 1-48, 65-80, 83-98, 81-128, 127-169, 180, without the preliminary blank [A1] and the terminal blanks [M7-8] (as usual). Title and text within ruled borders. Contemporary calf, spine with some professional leather restoration, inner hinges strengthened with Japan paper. Ownership inscription, James Haig dated July 1770, to title and endpaper. In all a very good copy.

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        S. Patris Bernardi Claravallensis Abbatis Primi Melliflui ecclesi? doctoris, opera omnia : nunc demum in V. Tomos. Ordine conuenientiori quam hactenus digesta, e ab innumeris superiorum editionum novis diligenti cura e cum M.S.S. collatione castigata: his nunc primum adduntur multa hactenus inedita; Epistolarum argumenta, Tractatuum in Capita distintiones; lemmata notaeq, marginales; novi Scripturarum, Rerum, Locorumq; Communium Indices: accedunt libri VII. vitae S. Bernard. Elogia ..

      Apud Ioannem Kinchium 1641-1672 7 tom in 4ø,Vol. 1: incisione all'antiporta, titolo stampato in rosso e nero, 120 + 152pp. Vol. 2: 272 pp., Vol.3: 139 pp., Vol. 4: titolo stampato in rosso e nero 140 pp., vol. 5: 384 pp. Vol. 6. Annotatione e index rerum ca 150 pp., Vol.7: ca 180 pp. Rilegatura coeva in cartonato marrone. Vistose bruniture su tutte le carte.

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        Annotationes in Libros Evangeliorum

      Amsterdam -Apud &Cornelium13 by 9; 1060[85],[36]pp., 1641 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Agood copy of this work, in a recent binding. Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) was a prodigious Dutch lawyer. He entered Universityat Leyden at 12; and was appointed Historian of the States General at 18, and Advocate Fiscal at 24. He travelled to England in a diplomatic capacity in 1613, before becoming Pensionary of Rotterdam. His Arminian theology and attempts to facilitate peace between theologically-opposed factions earned him a life sentence in 1618; although he escaped to Paris in 1621. He attempted to return to Holland in 1631, but was banished and settled in Sweden. In 1635 he returned to Paris in an ambassadorial capacity for the Kingdom of Sweden. He was killed in a shipwreck on a voyagehomein 1645. Within his &#39;Annotations,&#39; he applies philological criticism to the text of the Bible whilst contemporaneouslymoderating them with the assertion that (as in law) convention plays an enormously important role in theology, such that correct interpretation of the scriptures requires respect for the Church&#39;s traditions. Condition: Half-calf binding with tailpieces; very firmly bound. Bookplate for Prof. David Arthur Pailin on front pastedown. Title-page in red and black with emblematic device, laid down, with date of publication writtenin old ink both in Arabic numerals and in words in Latin;edgesof some leaves a little worn, especially at beginning of volume; wormholes in bottom margin of pp. 1-34 and side margin of pp. 215-224; some damp staining and some of the paper is soft at theedges; edges of leaves coloured blue; tear in p. 209. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Arithmetische ende geometrische practijcke der bosshieterye (sic). Waer inne gheleert ende aenghewesen wort, alle het ghene dat een constapel soo te water als te lande sonderlinghe van noode is te weten. Alles soo duydelijcken ghesteldt, dat den naerstighen ondersoecker, volkomen berecht by hem selven kan bekomen ende leeren, soo wel voor de gene die niet cyferen en kunnen, als voor de ghere die het kennen.

      Rotterdam, Ian Wolffersz, 1641. - Small 4to. (VIII)+132 pp. With large engraving on titlepage, fold. engr. plate (cannon), 6 engr. plates & num. woodcut ills. in text. Hardcover. Contemp. full vellum. Good. (Binding sl. stained; occas. sl. waterst. in margin). * Bierens de Haan 863. - First edition of this guide to gunnery and ballistics. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Della Fiorenza difesa, poema eroico del sig. Niccola Villani, canti diece, dedicati All'Eminentiss. e Reverendiss. Signore il Signor Cardinal Francesco Barberino, Vicecancelliere di Santa Chiesa, dall'abbate Onofrio Ippoliti, Nipote dell'autore.

      Appresso A. Landini 1641 In 8, pp. (16) + 438 + (4) + (2) con due tavv. f. t. ( ripetute ) inc. all'acquaf.(Entrambe leggerm. rifilate al fondo). P. perg. coeva. Edizione originale di questo poema pubblicato subito dopo la morte dell'autore, poeta e critico nativo di Pistoia ma che si stabilì a Venezia, fu autore di Satire latine lodate dal Tiraboschi. ITA

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        Annali ecclesiastici tratti da quelli del Cardinal Baronio...

      appresso Vitale Mascardi 1641-43 Due volumi di cm. 24, pp. (12) 1147 (1); (4) 1249 (3). Testate, capolettera e molte incisioni nel testo di medaglie e tre grandi figure di cui una a piena pagina in xilografia e due in rame (di cui una a doppia pagina). Solida legatura del tempo in mezza pergamena, dorsi a nervi con titoli manoscritti. Piatti in carta dipinta e tagli marmorizzati. Qualche lieve brunitura, bell'esemplare, genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Insieme a: RINALDI O. Indice de' Sommi Pontefici, degl'Imperadori, e de' Consoli. Con la tavola copiosa de' nomi e delle materie historiche, e morali, che si contengono negli Annali Ecclesiastici... Roma, Mascardi, 1643. Cm. 24,5, pp. (800) ca. complessive. Solida leg. coeva in piena pergamena rigida con unghie. Dorso a nervi con titoli ms. Qualche brunitura, ma bell'esemplare, genuino. Edizione originale, non comune così completa del terzo volume di indici. Cfr. Piantanida (4943 - 4946) cui manca la seconda parte e che cita solo edizioni posteriori degl'Indici.

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        Florilegium Renovatum et Auctum: das ist vernewertes und vermehrtes Blumenbuch: von mancherley Gewächsen/ Blumen und Pflantzen/ welche uns deren Schönheit/ lieblicher Geruch/

      Gebrauch/ und manigfaltiger Unterschied angenehme machet/ die nicht allein auss der von uns bekandter/ sondern auch den alten unbekandter Welt/ Fruchtbarer Schoss/ uns herfür gegeben werden... Franckfurt am Mayn, bey Matthaeo Merian Buchhändlern, 1641 (-1647). Folio (315 x 200mm). pp. 14, including engraved frontispiece; printer's engraved vignette on title and a double-page engraving of the garden of Johan Schinden, and 176 (6 folding) engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt spine in 7 compartments with gilt lettered label (old skilful repair to hinges). A rare and one of the most beautiful German florilegia with the full number of plates, illustrating numerous exotic and unusual plants. The first edition appeared 1612-14 with 87 plates. The florilegium was very popular and considerably expanded in later editions. Johann Theodor de Bry belonged to a noted family of engravers from Frankfurt. "In 1641, twenty-one years after the death of Johann Theodor de Bry, Matthaeus Merian the elder published an amplified version of the 'opus magnus' of his father-in-law 'Florelegium novum', entitling it 'Florilegium renovatum'. Merian was born in Basel in 1593... he settled in Frankfurt, where he married de Bry's daughter. A versatile artist, Merian not only continued the work of his father-in-law as an engraver, he also painted landscapes, portraits and historical scenes.. His children, Matthaeus the younger and Maria Sibylla, followed in his footsteps: both became artists." (Tomasi, An Oak Spring Flora p. 74). The 'Florilegium renovatum' is a much richer work than the earlier 'Florilegium novum' adding 32 plates from Ferrari's 'De florum cultura', as well as plates from other sources. The large folded engraved plates are entirely new. In the present copy plate 143 is not numbered, and the last plate dated 1647, showing that plates were added after the date of publication. Our copy contains also a plate 50a, which seems to be present in a few copies only. It is most unusual to find copies with the full number of plates. Title and one plate with small marginal repair. A finely preserved copy of one of the greatest botanical books. Hunt 237; Nissen BBI, 274.

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        Danielis Sennerti vratislaviensis... Medicinae Praticae Tomus Primus, operumq; secundus, Complectens Primum, Secundum, & Tertium Librum Praticae, Tractatumq; de Arthritide?

      apud Franciscum Baba 1641 in folio (cm 33 x 21,5), pp. 36 nn., 2 b., 900; p/perg. coeva con ds. a nervi, front. in rosso e nero con grande marca tip. barocca, numerose testatine e capil. ornati, testo su 2 col. La particolarità di questo Autore, laureato in Lettere e Medicina in varie università tedesche, è quella di aver cercato di conciliare l'antica medicina galenica con quella chimica del suo tempo, propugnata da Paracelso, non ostante fosse spesso in contrasto con lui. Benché considerasse l'anima la causa delle malattie dell'uomo, introdusse lo studio della chimica all'univ. di Wittemberg, dove insegnò fino alla sua morte. Fece fronte a 7 epidemie di peste senza mai lasciare il suo posto e prestando spesso la sua assistenza senza chiedere compenso. Piccole sbucc. alla leg., qc. lieve alone di modesta entità, annotaz. di passaggi di proprietà del. vol. alla sguardia. Buon esemplare. 206/16

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        Sir Thomas Roe, His Speech in Parliament: [Coine and Trade], Wherein he sheweth the cause of the decay of Coine and Trade in this Land, especially of Merchants Trade.

      And also propoundeth a Way to the House, how they may be increased, First Edition, 2, 16pp small quarto, later but not recent cloth-backed boards, slight paper discolouration, the Harvard University copy with an old small paper stamp on title and ink stamp on verso of title, with cancelled bookplate on first paste-down, a good copy, London, Aston, 1641.Wing R.1780; Kress 598; Goldsmith 749. An important speech on trade by an influential man in which he asks for a census of opinion amongst the trading companies to see how best they could be helped by Parliament. In 1610-11 Roe had been sent by Henry, Prince of Wales, on a voyage of discovery for gold in the West Indies and South America, and twice subsequently. In 1614 he went to India via the Cape, and arranged the commercial treaty which laid the foundation of the greatness of British India. He was greatly respected in Europe and the near East, where he did a great deal for the merchants operating there. 'In knowledge of foreign affairs and in a practical acquaintanceship with the details of British commerce, he probably had no living equal' - D.N.B. Photograph available on request.

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        Utricularius Zelotes Das ist: Teutscher Sibyllen Pf-Eyffer-Lied, von Krieg, Fried und Sieg des Ostereichische Habichs, und der Noorderischen jungen Schäfferin.

      Aus dem Regenspurger Reiß-Ab-Scheid An. 641. gedichtet, zu gönstigem gefallen dem gantzen Wol-Loblichen Schwedischen Feldpf-Eyffervolck, so wol den Sex- als Zweybeinigen, beydes den Krummen und den Schlechten. Im Thon: Ich will nich mehr in Franckreich ziehn/ dem König helffen Kriege, etc. Modos fecit Alethaeus Visibilis Risibilis. Regensburg (fingiert?) Tacianum Andernnach (pseud.), (1641). 4to. (16) pp. Minor hole through the last leaf, with slight loss of letter, spotting. Disbound. This variant not in VD17, but compare 14:631037G (one copy). Discursus politici p. 213. Only Hohenhemser put Risibilis as the author. A satirical poem describing the history of the thirty-years war, where the Habich (Hawk) symbolizes the Hab[ich]sburger emperor and the Junge Schäfferin probably Queen Christina. The poem is extensively annotated with equally satirical "learned" commentaries

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        The Love of Truth and Peace. A Sermon Preached Before the Honourable House of Commons Assembled in Parliament November. 29. 1640.

      London: G. M. for Andrew Crooke, 1641. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Yes. 8vo. (vi), 46pp. Bound to style in full calf; red leather lettering piece, gilt; the boards tooled in blind. Title page remargined (no loss) else a fine copy. With the statement at the foot of the title page: "Published by order of that House." The headpiece on page one consists of repeating crowns over a Tudor rose, a fleur-de-lis, a Scottish thistle and an Irish harp. Gauden, 1605-1662, bishop of Worcester, putative author of the "Eikon Basilike." In the early days of the Civil War his sympathies were with the Parliament, and for a short time in 1643 he was a member of the Westminster Assembly. Later he changed his opinions, but was able nonetheless to retain his living throughout the Commonwealth period. At the Restoration in 1660 he was made Bishop of Exeter, and in 1662 was translated, not as he hoped, to Winchester, but to Worcester. Scarce. Wing G362; ESTC R5024.

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        Prattica manuale dell'artiglieria, opera historica, politica, e militare, dove principalmente si tratta dell'eccellenza, and origine dell'arte militare, e delle machine usate da gli antichi... composta da luigi colliado ingegnero del real' essercito di s. maesta catolica in italia ... in milano, per filippo ghisolfi, and ad instanza di gio. battista bidelli 1641.

      Cm. 26, pp. (16) 328. Grande marchio tipografico al frontespizio (entro cornice gatto che tiene in bocca un topo), testate e capolettera in xilografie e 84 figure incise nel testo e su tavole fuori testo anche ripiegate. Legatura strettamente coeva in pergamena molle con titoli manoscritti al dorso. Una delle tavole fuori testo rifilata (ma verosimilmente con pochissima perdita di testo). Esemplare parzialmente slegato con qualche mancanza di pergamena alla cuffia superiore ed agli angoli dei piatti, peraltro genuino, marginoso e ben conservato. Si tratta della seconda edizione italiana (prima edita nel 1606) di un'opera composta in idioma spagnolo nel 1592. Ampiamente celebrato dalle principali bibliografie, questo trattato offre un ampio panorama sullo stato dell'artiglieria alla fine del XVI secolo. Munito di un affascinante apparato iconografico. Non comune. Cfr. Olschki: ""Cet ouvrage donne mieux qu'aucun autre livre une idée de l'artillerie au XVI. siècle. Nombreuses figures fort interessantes pour l'histoire des sciences militaires"".

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        Specimen.

      Paraphraseos. Cornelianæ. Primum. C. Taciti. Fragmentum. Hoc. Est. Tiberiani. Principatus. Qvindecim. Annos. Compraehendens. Et. Cum. Versionibus. Lingvarum. Qvinqve. Comparatvm. Strassburg, Berneggerianis, 1641. 8:o. ):(4, A8-Cc8, Dd4, A8-N8. Blad C1 med papperslagning i marginalen, samt enstaka småfläckar. Pergamentband från 1700-talet. Ur Christian Hammers bibliotek, med hans exlibris, samt äldre ägarnamnteckning. Fint exemplar. Schweiger II, s. 1035. Första upplagan av Freinshemius parafraser över Tacitus. Johan Freinshemius blev först uppmärksammad som filolog med sin utgåva av Florus (1632), och med kommentarerna till Curtius (1639), båda dessa i nära samarbete med läraren Bernegger. Tacitus tillhörde de författare som han i Sverige rekommenderade drottning Kristina och diskuterade med henne. Uppmuntrad av henne, utgav han även i Stockholm 1649 första delen av sina kompletteringar av Livius förlorade böcker, "Supplementorum Livianorum ad Christiam Reginam"

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        The Life of Merlin, Sirnamed Ambrosius. His Prophecies, and Predictions Interpreted; and Their Truth Made Good By Our English Annals

      London: J. Okes (Oakes), 1641. First edition. Very good. Hardcover. Small 4to. (70)376pp. Contemporary full leather, tooled in blind. Frontispiece of Merlin writing under a tree, with background animals, including a unicorn and two dragons, in facsimile. Old ownership name on title. The initials &#39;TB&#39; blind-tooled into the center of each board. The head and tail of the spine have been artfully repaired; corners worn; front pastedown perished; signatures protruding a bit; frontispiece in facsimile; else this is a good copy. Reprinted in 1812 and 1813 but rare in this first edition. Wing H1786. Lowndes, p. 1064. ESTC R10961.

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        Chilonium. Kyel. Kupferstich von Merian aus Werdenhagen, 1641. 11 x 28 cm.

      Klose-Martius 7.- Gesamtansicht aus halber Vogelschau.

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        America Septentrionalis

      Amsterdam, 1641. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 18 1/8" x 21.5". Beautiful early double page map of North America, Central America and the West Indies. Decorative elements include two ornate cartouches, ships, sea monsters and various native animals. Notable inclusions are Iames Towne (Jamestown) in Virginia, Manhates (Manhatten), Lake Champlain and an early reference to the Great Lakes (Lac des Iroquois). California is shown as an island. According to Burden, this particular map, because of its extensive distribution, was one of the most influential pieces to perpetuate the myth of the Island of California. This is the second state of the map with no text on the verso. Several small scattered tears to edges, minor toning to centerfold and several repairs. Henricus Hondius (1594-1629) was the youngest son of Jodocus Hondius, the prolific Flemish mapmaker. Johannes Jansson the younger (1588-1664) came from a similarly influential mapmaking family, and joined Hondius as partner around 1630.

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        HISTORIAE PATRIAE.

      In-4 p. (mm. 287x187), 5 voll. di cui: 4 in mz. pergam. ottocentesca (dorso a cordoni con tit. oro su 3 tasselli) e 1 in p. pergam. settecentesca (risg. rifatti). L'opera, con 5 bei frontesp./antiporte allegorici inc. in rame da Cesare Bassano, ornata da vari grandi capilett. figur. inc. su legno, è così composta: I- "Historiae Patriae libri X" (1641), 14 cc.nn. (compreso frontesp./antip.), 770 pp.num. Questo primo vol. della celebre storia di Milano del Ripamonti (l'unico pubblicato durante la vita dell'A.) si presenta come deca III della Storia Patria, facendo seguito ai 20 libri di Tristano Calchi (Milano, Malatesta, 1628). Vi si narra infatti la storia di Milano dal 1313 (anno a cui giungeva l'op. del Calchi) al 1558. Il Cat. Hoepli,876 osserva giustamente che i libri XXI e XXII della storia del Calchi, riguardanti gli anni 1313-1323, furono pubblicati postumi nel 1644 e non erano quindi noti al Ripamonti. II - "Historiae Patriae libri VII" (1643), 16 cc.nn. (incluso frontesp./antip.), 417 pp.num., 1 c.b. Questo secondo vol. costituisce la deca IV delle Storie Patrie, dal 1559 al 1584, ed è in gran parte dedicato all'episcopato di S. Carlo Borromeo; fu pubblicato postumo a cura di Stefano Sclatter, o, più probabilmente, del Legnano. III - "Historiae Patriae decadis V, libri VI" (s.d., 1643 ca.), 22 cc.nn. (inclusi il frontesp./antip. e il ritratto dell'A.), pp.num. 419. Manca, come sovente, il ritratto del Card. Borromeo. Il volume contiene la biografia del Cardinal Federico Borromeo. IV - "Historiae Patriae libri VIII" (1648), 2 parti in 1 vol. (rileg. in p. pergam.). Parte I: 5 cc.nn. (manca l'ultima bianca.), 334 pp.num. + 8 cc.nn. (1 c. all'inizio di ciasc. libro per l'"Epitoma") + 8 cc.nn. (alla fine al libro II, tra le pp. 48 e 49) + 1 c.nn. (alla fine del libro VIII). Manca 1 c. bianca alla fine del libro V /// Parte II: 1 c.b., 218 pp.num., 12 cc.nn. di Indice - E? questo l?ultimo vol. (deca VI, anni 1613-1641), pubblicato a cura di Orazio Landi o (secondo il Coleti) da Girolamo Legnano. Del Legnano è l'elogio dell'A. posto in fine all'VIII libro. Oltre agli 8 libri (i primi tre dei quali portano il tit.: "De Bello Mantuano"), il vol. contiene diversi frammenti postumi dell'A., fra i quali la traduz. latina del ?'Ritratto del privato politico christiano?' di Virgilio Malvezzi. V - "Historiarum libri octo" (1650 ca.), con 13 cc.nn. (inclusi frontesp./antip. e il ritratto di Filippo II - Manca quello dell'A.), (8),433 pp.num. (inoltre, 4 pp.nn. si trovano fra le pp. 53-54 e 112-113; invece 2 pp.nn. sono tra le pp. 168-69, 226-27, 279-80, 336-37, 384-85, tutte corrispondenti alle "Epitome") - Questo vol., pubblicato a cura dello Sclatter, s'intitola "Rerum Hispaniarum a Philippo II regnante libri VIII": non fa quindi parte delle "Historiae Patriae" ma va unito ai voll. precedenti per completare la serie degli scritti storici dell'A. pubblicati da Sclatter, Legnano e Landi e stampati da Malatesta". Tutta la raccolta è in "edizione originale". Cfr. Cat. Piantanida,I,848 e II,4947 - Cat. Hoepli,876 - Argelati,II,I,1230 - Predari,182 - Brunet,I,1469 - Coleti,112 - Lozzi,I,2678. Opera molto importante e rara a trovarsi completa. Alessandro Manzoni nei suoi Promessi Sposi la cita molte volte. Fresco esemplare su carta distinta, ben conservato.

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        Architectura Privata. Das ist: Gründtliche Beschreibung, Neben conterfetischer Vorstellung, inn was Form und Manier, ein gar Irregular, Burgerliches Wohn-Hauß: Jedoch mit seinen sehr guten Commoditeten erbawet, darbey ein Rüst: und Kunst Kammer auffgericht: Ingleichem mit Garten, Blumen: Wasser: neben einem Grottenwercklin versehen, unnd also schon zu gutem Ende ist gebracht worden. Darbey ... zu erlehrnen, in was Gestalt, man die Berlemuttere Meer-Schnecken, neben denselben Muscheln, sowol auch die Corallen Zincken palliren, und das beste Kitt, zu verfertigung der Grotten zubereiten solle ... Allen Liebhaberen der Civilischen Gebäwen zu sonderem Gefallen an das Liecht gegeben. Durch, und in Verlegung Mattheus Remboldten Kupfferstechern, Und Johann Schultesen, Buchdruckern in Augspurg

      Augsburg, Schultes 1641. 32 cm. (14), 78 Seiten mit 15 mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln von M. Remboldt nach J. A. Pictor und J. J. Campanus, Titel rot und schwarz. Umschlag - VD17 23:230592X - Gier / Janota 983 - Lotz 1958 - Schütte S. 219 - Furttenbach (1591 - 1667), unter anderem Deputierter des Bauamtes zu Ulm, hat zahlreiche öffentliche Bauten in seiner Heimatstadt geschaffen. Im vorliegenden Werk beschreibt er sein eigenes Haus, "... ein sprechendes Beispiel seines Geschmacks und seines praktischen Verstandes" (ADB VIII, 250). "Furttenbachs eigentliche Bedeutung beruht auf seinen Schriften, die sowohl ein klares Bild des gesamten technischen Wissens seiner Zeit geben, wie auch die künstlerischen und kunstgewerblichen Leistungen Italiens dem damaligen Deutschland in überaus präziser Form übermittelten" (Thieme / Becker 12, 605). Schönes Exemplar, Blattränder leicht gebräunt bzw. Feuchtigkeitsränder am Schnitt, 2 Faltkupfer kurze Randeinrisse restauriert, im Titel Verfassername handschriftlich eingetragen -

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        Les Meditations metaphysiques, de Rene Des-Cartes, touchant la premiere philosophie. Dedie&#39;es a messieurs de Sorbone. Nouvellement divise&#39;es par articles avec des sommaires à costé, & avec des renuois des articles aux Objections

      Third French Edition, revised and corrected. 4to. pp. [38], 754. Decorative initials and ornamental head pieces at the beginning of each chapter. Contemporary calf boards (rubbed, corners neatly restored) re-backed including new hand sewn headbands. Original end papers are preserved but worn at the edges. Two names are written in a contemporary hand at the top of the title page (1 name is crossed out). Another name (also crossed out) is inscribed beneath the imprint; a small shelf number is written in the upper right corner. Pages are generally clean with occasional minor soiling and spotting. A narrow piece is missing from the upper margins of pp. 311-320 (4 cm. long x 5-7 mm. deep) - either from rough opening or from a manufacturing error; brown ink spot on fore-edge of text block; leaf T2 marked S2. Leaves remain untrimmed after last re-sewing. Descartes&#39;s "Meditations metaphysiques" was first published in Latin as "Meditationes de prima philosophia" (1641). The first French edition (printed in 1647) was produced by the Duc de Luynes under Decartes supervision. De Luynes translated the first part and Claude Clerselier the second. The "Meditations" offer the most detailed presentation of Descartes metaphysical system. [Tchemerzine IV, p.201-202; Brunet I, 609; Querard 758].

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        LEICESTER&#39;S COMMON-WEALTH. Conceived, spoken and published with most earnest protestation of dutifull goodwill and affection towards this realme. Whereunto is added Leicesters-ghost

      London, no printer named, Printed anno Dom. MDCXLI. [1641]. EDITION UNKNOWN, 1641, small 8vo, approximately 150 x 95 mm, 6 x 3½ inches, engraved portrait frontispiece signed: W Marshall sculpsit, pages: [8], 88, 81-128, 137-183, [1]; 34, jumps in pagination as in all copies, see ESTC R12740. LACKS THE TITLE PAGE TO LEICESTER&#39;S GHOST, A1, bound in full brown morocco, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, gilt decoration to covers and edges of covers, all edges gilt and gauffered, marbled endpapers, binder has put the wrong date at bottom of spine. Binding slighty rubbed, title page slightly dusty, pale age-browning to margins, occasional small fox spot, otherwise a very good copy in an attractive binding. Leicester&#39;s Commonwealth (originally titled The Copie of a Leter wryten by a Master of Arts of Cambrige) (1584) is a scurrilous tract that circulated in Elizabethan England and which attacked Queen Elizabeth I&#39;s favourite, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. The work functioned as Roman Catholic propaganda against the political and religious policy of Elizabeth I&#39;s regime, in particular the Puritan sympathies fostered by Leicester. In doing so it portrayed Leicester as an amoral opportunist of "almost satanic malevolence", and circulated lurid stories of his scandalous deeds and his dangerous plots. The text is presented as "a letter written by a Master of Art of Cambridge to his friend in London, concerning some talk passed of late between two worshipful and grave men about the present state and some proceedings of the Earl of Leicester and his friends in England." The title "Leicester&#39;s Commonwealth" was first used in the 1641 edition. The book highly influenced Leicester&#39;s historical reputation in the ensuing centuries. Taken from Wikipedia. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Specimen.

      Paraphraseos. Cornelianæ. Primum. C. Taciti. Fragmentum. Hoc. Est. Tiberiani. Principatus. Qvindecim. Annos. Compraehendens. Et. Cum. Versionibus. Lingvarum. Qvinqve. Comparatvm. Strassburg, Berneggerianis, 1641. 8:o. ):(4, A8-Cc8, Dd4, A8-N8. Titelbladet med skrapmärken och fuktrand de första 10 bladen. Samtida pergamentband. Lång latinsk egenhändigt handskriven dedikation på försättsbladet i bläck från Freinshemius till Henric Rosenius, daterad januari 1642! Titelbladet med Gabriel Marklins svartstämpel. Schweiger II, s. 1035. Lindahl, "Från Braut-Anund till Vilhelm Ekelund" (1999), s. 55-58. Första upplagan av Freinshemius parafraser över Tacitus, med samtida dedikation! Henric Rosenius (1629-1703) föddes i Reval och var son till Bogislav von Rosen. Han gjorde en militär karriär och gifte sig i Sverige med Elisabeth Helen von Uexküll. Johan Freinshemius (1608-60), studerade tillsammans med Schefferus i Strassburg under Matthias Bernegger, vars dotter han sedan gifte sig med. Han blev först uppmärksammad som filolog med sina utgåvar av Florus (1632) och Curtius (1639). Dessa utgavs i nära samarbete med läraren Bernegger, som -i sitt hus- hade ett eget tryckeri. År 1642 blev han kallad till den skytteanska professuren i Uppsala, och blev därmed den förste i raden av lärde som drottning Kristina kallade till Sverige. 1647 blev han av henne utnämnd till kunglig bibliotekarie och svensk rikshistoriograf. Tacitus tillhörde de författare som han rekommenderade Kristina och diskuterade med henne. Uppmuntrad av henne, utgav han även i Stockholm 1649 första delen av sina ersättningar av Livius förlorade böcker, "Supplementorum Livianorum ad Christiam Reginam"

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        The Orders, Proceedings, Punishments, and Priviledges of the Commons House of Parliament in England. Wing E2675. Quarto

      The tract printed during one of the most momentous years of the English Parliament, likely written by William Lambard based on his own years in an early Elizabethan Parliament, unique for those years and its potential application to the 1641 debates. ?Original self-wraps, disbound, some staining principally to the fore-margin, else a good copy; 25 pages, with the blank preceding the title. N.p., London, 1641.

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        Mars Sueco-Germanicus, sive rerum à Gustavo Adolpho Sueciæ rege gestarum libri tres.

      Quibus belli Sueco-Germanici initiæ, progressus, & adhuc pendentes existus, una cum dicti regis moribus, disciplina militari, & fatali tandem occasu fidelissimè referuntur. Et appositis ad marginem notis (quæ vice epitomes esse possint) illustrantor. Köln, A. Binghy, 1641. 12:o. Extra grav. titelblad,(20,1 blank,1),334,(2 blanka) s. Fläckigt samtida pergamentbd med dels en nött handskriven titeletikett, dels en tryckt och bläcknumrerad biblioteksetikett på ryggen. Inlagan med enstaka fukt- och småfläckar. Gamla understrykningar och marginalanteckningar företrädesvis i början. En del bläckkludd på det extra grav. titelbladet. En rostfläck i texten på s. 43-44. Med en namnteckning daterad 1678, "Christiang Ernestus Pressier", och en oidentifierad gammal stpl.. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 3797, noten. VD17 3:006410M. Det extra titelbladet har förlagsorten Antwerpen. Första upplagan utkom 1633 under titeln "De bello suecico commentarii" och flera andra upplagor såg dagens ljus under växlande titlar. Verket översattes bl.a. till franska. Författaren, som ofta stavas Borgo, var italienare

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