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2014-01-31 04:59:34
Anonymous. Commentary and Latin translation by Johannes Stephanus Rittangelius.:
Amsterdam, apud Joannem & Jodocum Janssonios, 1642.: . Amsterdam, apud Joannem & Jodocum Janssonios, 1642.. a Joanne Stephano Rittangelio. THIRD TRANSLATION INTO LATIN 1642, with parallel Hebrew and Latin texts in 2 columns. Small 4to, approximately 200 x 140 mm, 7¾ x 5½ inches, printer's pictorial device on title page, title page printed red and black, 2 engraved plates of the cabbalistic tree, pages: (8), 208, lacking final Errata leaf, bound modern full calf, ornate blind stamped border to covers, raised bands to spine, small blind motif in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Title page unevenly browned, showing signs of damp damage, small repair to upper corner, tiny chip to lower corner, a few old paper repairs on reverse to strengthen, lower third of next few pages lightly browned, diminishing to affect lower margin only and disappearing by page 31, small damp stain to upper margin of last few leaves, leaves throughout slightly wavy, small neat ink Hebrew inscription to title page. A good plus copy of a rare book lacking only the Errata leaf. This work on the Sepher Yetzirah (Sefer Yezir and various other spellings) or "Book of Formation", perhaps the oldest Rabbinical treatise of Kabalistic philosophy which is still extant, originates possibly from as early as the third centuiry AD. The first Latin translation was made by Guillaume Postel and published in Paris in 1552; a second translation by Johannes Pistorius was published in the In Tomas Primus of "Artis Cabalisticae" in Basle in 1587. Rittangel (1606-1652) was Professor of Hebrew … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2014-01-15 14:40:32
MAIMONIDES, MOSES:
Amsterdam: Ioh. & Cornelius Blaeu 1642. 4to. (12) + 174 + (2) pp. - Bound together with: G. J. VOSSIUS: De Theologi Gentili, et Physiologia Christiana; sive De origine ac progressu Idololatriæ, ad veterum gesta, ac rerum naturam, reductæ; de qve naturæ mirandis, quibus homo adducitur ad Deum, Liber I, et II. Amsterdam: Blaeu 1642. (12) + 732 + XVII + (18) + X + (32) pp. Contp. vellum. Old name on titlepage. * Moses Maimonides (1135-1204), Rabbinic authority, philosopher, and royal physician; the most illustrious figure in Judaism in the post-talmudic era. Maimonides was the first person to write a systematic code of all Jewish law, the Mishneh Torah; he produced one of the great philosophic statements of Judaism, The Guide to the Perplexed; published a commentary on the entire Mishna; served as physician to the sultan of Egypt; wrote numerous books on medicine;
Bookseller: Grosells Antikvariat [DK]
2014-01-11 13:47:28
Palladio Andrea
Venetia: . Published. In Venetia : Appresso Marc' Antonio Brogiollo., , 1642. Book measures 13 x 9 inches. Collation, 4 pt. in 1 v. ([4], 2, 7-67, [1], 78, 44, [2], 133, [3] p.) : ill., plans ; fol. Engraved ill. t.p. Numerous woodcut illustrations within text throughout. Recently rebacked, retaining the original boards. Raised bands, leather title label, restoration to original boards. Binding in very good condition. Internally, early name and date ''1652, 1677'' inscription endpaper, short section of margin on title page missing with very slight loss, a couple of corners or margins nicked without loss of text, some occasion light staining, some grubby or finger marking. Generally text and illustrations in good condition. A nice copy, in a very attractive binding. . Full Leather. Near Very Good. Small Folio.
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2014-01-01 14:38:11
Guerreiro, Bartolomeo
A primary source for the early experiences of the Jesuits in the East Indies and Brazil. 1642. Lisbon. Antonio Alvarez. In folio (278 mm x 185 mm). 6 ff. ?including full page coat of arms- + 736 + 7 ff. Borba de Moraes calls for 8 ff. of prelims ?not 6, as here-, however he appears to be the only one who does, quite possibly a variant. Contemporary limp vellum, a little soiled, ties lacking, entirely original condition. Some toning throughout as always for the paper used, generally good, genuine copy with its first binding.First edition. An important work on the Jesuit works in Brazil, Japan and the East Indies. It is rich in information and contains much detail on the life and apostolic missions of Jesuit missionaries in South East Asia, becoming one of the first and more substantial works on the subject. The section on Japan and South East Asia occupies roughly half of Guerreiro?s work. He opens with a description of Japanese history, geography, and customs and a commentary on the relations between missionaries and Japanese rulers, then moves on to list dozens of Jesuits ?many of them native Japanese- who died in Japan from the late 16th century to the 1630s. In the East Indies, he deals with India, Ceylon, and the Moluccas; in all cases, his details are from original sources and some times fresh as had previously not been printed. As a Jesuit, the access to information provided by the missionaries around the globe was made readily available to Guerreiro, who took advantage of his position and compiled his work with much care and focusing on the progress and experiences o … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-12-25 07:36:39
ANON.,
Munster, Cornelis Du Jardin, 1642. (1e druk). Klein 8vo. (VII)+228 pp. Gebonden. Perkament uit de tijd. Goed ex. (Band iets vlekkig; papier hier en daar iets verbruind; op blanco pag. t.o. titel in handschrift: "geschreven door A. van Teylingen"). * Toegeschreven aan Antonius Schellingwou, eerder aan Augustijn van Teylingen.
Bookseller: Charbo's Antiquariaat [Amsterdam, Netherlands]
2013-12-04 19:18:11
Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Lugd. Batavorum : Ex officina Elzeviriana, 1642-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 10 volume set. Uniformly bound in leather. Handsome bindings and covers. Gilt ruled and blind stamped covers. Red and green leather spine labels. 13 cm. 12mo. generally good, All edges red. Marbled end pages. Elzevir imprint. Willems 535. Dibdin I, 400. Contents: t. I. Rhetoricorum libri IV. De inventione rhetorica. De oratore. De claris oratoribus liber, qui dicitur Brutus. Orator ad M. Brutum. Topica ad C. Trebatium I.C. Partitiones oratoriae. De optimo genere oratorum --t. II-IV. Orationes --t. V. Epistolarum ad familiares libri XVI --t. VI. Epistolae ad Atticum aliosque --t. VII-VIII. Philosophica --t. IX. De officiis. Cato major; vel, De senectute. Laelius; vel, De amicitia. Paradoxa Stoicorum sex. Consolatio, M. Tullio Ciceroni in quibusdam exemplaribus adscripta --t. X. Scriptorum fragmenta ... Accedit Fr. Fabricii Marcodurani Historia Ciceroniana per consules descripta, & in annos LXIV. distincta.
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2013-11-26 19:24:58
CAMARGO Y SALGADO, Hernando (1572-1652).
Madrid, por Francisco Martinez, a costa de Pedro Garcia de Lodruz, mercader de libros, 1642. 4to.; 10 hojas, 348 folios, 38 hojas. Ejemplar falto de portada y frontispicio, además de las dos últimas hojas finales, de Tabla. Encuadernación en pergamino. El predicador e historiador agustino, nacido en Salamanca, fue tambien un excelente poeta, elogiado por Lope de Vega, y figura en el Catálogo de Autoridades de la Lengua. La presente obra, que incluye numerosas noticias sobre la actividad eclesiástica en América, fue incluida en el "Índice" de 1747, por lo que la mayor parte de los ejemplares de la misma presentan faltas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Hesperia Libros [Zaragoza, Spain]
2013-11-22 19:58:35
Schomberg
Paris Anthoine de Sommaville, Augustin Courbe 1642. Covers rubbed and marked. Pages cut. Some browning. Marking and rubbing on most pages but the large font lettering is readable throughout First Edition Yapped vellum covers 170mm x 110mm (7" x 4"). 635pp. Text in French. Lecture (preface) is slightly loose but still bound in at bottom end. Heraldic Bookplate of 'James Gordon Esq Moor Place'. Inscribed 'R Atkins 1739' on rear eps.
Bookseller: Barter Books
2013-11-02 20:14:10
ALDROVANDI Ulisse
Subject: (Storia naturale - Aldrovandi). Bologna, Tebaldini, 1642. In folio leg. piena pelle antica, titolo e freg in oro al dorso, a sei snodi, front. inc. da G.B. Coriolano, pp. (8)-748-(28)-159 (6) con 477 inc. xil. (moltissime a piena pag) bella marca tip. in fine. Manca all'inizio una carta bianca ed una lieve gora di circa un cm. (per dieci circa) accompagna la parte bianca sup. di tutto il volume. Nissen ZBI, 74.
Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI
2013-10-22 10:19:19
JYSKE LOV -
Oc nu paa Ny Igien oplagt. Prentet i Kiøbenhaffn/ Aff Peder Haake, paa Jørgen Holsts Bogf. Bekostning, 1642. Med kobberstukket portræt af Waldemar II, træskåren indholdsfortegnelse til Kong Waldemars II. Low, kobberstukket titelblad, det danske rigsvåben i træsnit på bagsiden af det trykte titelblad samt med slutvignet. [4] + [96] blade. Medindbundet:Christian III's Recess 1558. Peder Haake 1642. Med kobberstukket portræt og med kongens våben i træsnit. [39] blade.Frederik II's Recess 1576. 1642. Med kobberstukket portræt samt kongens våben i træsnit. [16] blade.Frederik II's Obne Breffne / Lydendis om Hues Almindelige Mandater oc Forordninger/ Hans Meiestat paabinder/ oc dog icke effterkomminis som det sig bør. 19. Junÿ, aar 1582. Uden år. Med kongens våben i træsnit. [25½] blade.Forordning oc Skick... 1588. Uden år. [8½] blade.Hvad er falsk Eed. 1642. Med træskåret titelvignet. [2] blade.Frederik II's Haandfæstning. 1642. Med kongens våben i træsnit. [15] blade.Frederik II's Gaards-Ræt. 1642. Med kongens våben i træsnit. [12] blade.Frederik II's Danske Søret. 1642. Med kongens våben i træsnit. [28] blade.Frederik II's Vilkaar og Artickler. 1643. [16] blade.Register til Lowbog. Recess. Christian. Frederich. Handfestning. Gaards Ræt. Sø Ræt. Artickel. Uden år. [16] blade.Christian IV's Recess. Med kobberstukket portræt og titelblad. Jørg. Holst, Prentet aff Peter Haake 1643. [8] + 363 + [22] s. De sidste sider med ormehul foroven (uden teksttab).Christian IV's Rigens Ræt og Deele 1621. Igien oplagt hos Jørgen Holst 1643. Med titelblad skåret i træ. [26] blade. Med lille orm … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-10-21 21:39:56
COKE, Sir Edward.:
London : printed by M. Flesher, and R. Young, for E[phraim]. D[awson]. R[ichard]. M[eighen]. W[illiam]. L[ee]. and D[aniel]. P[akeman]., 1642.. FIRST EDITION OF THE SECOND PART, 1642. Text in English, Latin and French. 4to, approximately 300 x 195 mm, 12 x 7½ inches, engraved portrait frontispiece and engraved title page, pages: [10], 1-745, [3] - final leaf is the colophon with publisher's names and date, our copy collates the same as the copy in ESTC R12887, bound in full calf, gilt lettered maroon label and gilt decoration between raised bands to spine, double blind rules to covers. Binding a little worn, corners worn with board showing at tips, top panel to spine repaired, hinges beginning to crack but still holding firmly, 2 margins neatly repaired, small tear to 1 lower margin, paper fault, a few margins slighly dusty, 2 leaves misnumbered, but catch words correct, shallow crease to corner of portrait, not affecting image, last free endpapers torn with loss, other endpaper a little creased and dusty, no pastedowns, title neatly written in old ink on fore-edges, main text clean with the occasional dusty mark to margins, first free endpaper has manuscript notes in old ink and on the verso, "Sir Richard Brownlowe Baronet, his Booke", the leaf has a vertical crease and has a pale stain to outer margin and ink splash, this endpaper was probably inserted from another book as Sir Richard Brownlowe, chief prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas for 47 years and compiler of various works on legal precedents, died in 1638. A very good copy. See A Bibliography of English L … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-10-20 17:49:09
GT, of Staple Inne
1642. G.T., of Staple Inne. The Attourney of the Court of Common Pleas, Or His Directions and Instructions Concerning the Course of Practice Therein. With Sundry Observations Thereupon, &c. London: Printed by Thomas Badger, For Matthew Walbanck and Henry Twyford, 1642. [vi], 104 pp. Octavo (5-1/4" x 3-1/4"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with some chipping to spine ends, corners bumped and lightly worn, joints just starting at ends, pastedowns loose. Some toning to text, early annotations and doodles to pastedowns, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. Published in the first year of the English Civil War, this handbook outlines procedure, pleading, drafting of briefs, judgment, execution and other topics. It offers a nice overview of the systems and procedures that would soon be affected by the war and the political changes that ensued. A second edition was published in 1648. Both are scarce. OCLC locates 5 copies of the first edition in North America (at the Huntington Library, Library of Congress, University of Minnesota Law School, Yale and Yale Law School). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:263 (19).
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2013-09-28 15:42:55
BLAEU, Willem
Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2013-09-28 15:42:55
BLAEU, Willem
Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2013-09-24 23:33:24
SPONTONE, Ciro
1642 - Ornamental printer's device on title-page, 46 woodcut illustrations of men's heads, ornamental initials and head-pieces.Sm. 8vo. 104pp. [4]ff. (last leaf blank). Modern calf-backed marbled boards. First published in 1626 this a reprint of the 1637 second edition of this treatise on the art of determining character by the study of lines on men's foreheads, finely illustrated with small cuts of heads. Such methods of divination wrere especially in vogue in the 16th century, with numerous works on chiromancy, etc., and had lost favour by the 17th century but still found some supporters.Libreria Vinciana 2263. Seechki, Choix, 13594 (1637 edition). .
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2013-09-21 12:16:41
Jean CRESPIN; Emperors (ROME). Justinian I., Emperor of the East. 527-565.; Julius PACIUS
Johan. et Cornel. Blaeu, 1642-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 16mo. 3/4 leather binding. Front board starting. [16], 616, [40] Clean, unmarked pages. Engraved title. Early modern printing of Justinian's classic code of law.
Bookseller: Sequitur Books [Boonsboro, MD, U.S.A.]
2013-09-18 16:39:35
GROSSE, Alexander
London Printed by G.M. for John Barlet at the Signe of the Gilt-Cup neare Saint Austins-Gate MDCXXXII 1642 - Sole edition. 4to. Small tear foot of the last but one leaf of the "Table" at the end with loss of a couple of minor words, (16) 116 (4) 117-440, (20) pp., in contemp calf, some surface wear, rebacked to match. Alexander Grosse (1596?-1654), Presbyterian Minister of the Gospel and Pastor of Bridford near Exeter. Wing G2077
Bookseller: A. R. Heath Rare Books
2013-09-15 23:43:41
Thomas Fuller
Cambridge: Roger Daniel for John Williams, 1642 Book. Illus. by William Marshall. Very Good. Leather Bound. 1st Edition. [12], pp 1-122, pp 119-436, pp 436-441, [2] The first edition of Fuller's Holy State, bound as usual with The Profane State and printed in Cambridge. The seventeenth century binding is in full calf with five raised spine bands and a red morocco label stating 'Fuller's Holy State'. In an effort towards conservation, or perhaps a concession to fashion, a nineteenth century owner has covered the boards in printed paper with a wavy design on it. The binding is sound, with a little bumping to extremities and tenderness to hinges. The text block has speckled edges and internally the text is complete, with excellent impressions of the William Marshall's engraved portraits of Joan of Arc and the book's other subjects. The first blank, the engraved title and the following page bearing the Prince of Wales' arms all have a small triangle of paper loss to the lower outside page corners and worming in the opposite gutter. Interestingly the first blank is used by 'William Filsley' to record his ownership of the book in 1648 and the fact that he paid 8 shillings for it. The armorial bookplate of Sir Charles Mordaunt, Baronet, appears on the verso of the title page. The bookseller's invoice of Frank Hammond Fine Books (Birmingham) records that the book was sold from a catalogue to a clergyman in Cambridgeshire in 1954 for £7 15s. Although not his most popular work during his lifetime, Fuller's Holy State is now highly valued fo … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-09-15 16:10:51
Desiderius Erasmus; Philipp Melanchthon; Thomas More, Sir Saint; Juan Luis Vives
Excudebat M. Flesher & R. Young, prostant apud Cornelium Bee, 1642-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. Full vellum leather binding. Tall Folio. Good binding. Cover is good shape, with some soiling. Very thick. Portrait. [36] p., 2146 p. + [13], 967 + 116 p., [35] p. Minor damp stains, mostly along bottom margin. Internally general good besides. Printed in double columns, with each column numbered consecutively. Red and black title pages. Chip missing and tear on title page. Vander Haeghen, p.101. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.
Bookseller: Sequitur Books [Boonsboro, MD, U.S.A.]
2013-07-30 14:43:14
BLAEU, Willem Janszoon.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
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2013-07-26 16:58:20
Camargo y Salgado, Hernando de
Registering events in the World associated with the Church, including vast references to its progress in America and Asia. 1642. Madrid. Francisco Martinez Acosta. In 8vo (200 mm x 146 mm). 1 [blank] + 11 ff. + 348 + 40 ff. + 1 [blank]. Contemporary vellum, spine lettered in ink, nearly detached, else very good. Very good copy, some pages lightly browned; else fine. First edition. A widely comprehensive work on the history of the Catholic Church, from the very beginning towards the Age of Discovery; despite the fact that it contains abundant information on the Americas, the work doesn´t appear to be found in Sabin. It is rich in details of the progress of the Society of Jesus in both Asia and America. In fact, it seems that every event associated with the Church all over the world was intended to be registered. It also doesn´t appear to be a common book, not a copy is registered as having sold at auction. Embellished with a handsome engraved title page by Navarro.
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2013-07-20 19:39:15
D'ARSY, J. LOUYS.
Utrecht, H. Borculoy, 1642. 8:o. (15,1 blank),287 s. Samtida lätt nött pergamentbd med spår av handskriven ryggtitel och numrering. Blåstänkta snitt. Lite nära skuren, ibland snuddande de tryckta marginalkommentarerna. Bitvis med svag fuktfläck i yttre marginalen. Med lång och trevlig tillskrift från Erich Vigelius att han skänkt boken till Carl Piper 1713 och C. F. Pipers namnteckning daterad samma år. Från Biby. Jean Louys D'Arsy är förmodligen mest känd för sitt stora flamländsk-franska lexikon. Erik Vigelius (1657-1731) var kyrkoherde i Ängsö kyrka vid Ängsö slott, vilket familjen Piper förvärvat 1710. Exemplaret har skänkts av honom till Carl Fredric Piper (1700-70) som redan nio år gammal inskrivits vid Uppsala universitet. I den latinska tillskriften skriver Vigelius att han skänker boken som ett tecken på sin uppskattning av Piper, känd för sin imponerande läraktighet och goda moral. Fadern, Carl Piper, befann sig vid denna tid i fångenskap i Ryssland där han dog 1716. Sonen blev sedermera president i Kammarkollegiet och ledamot av Vetenskapsakademien. Exemplaret har sedan sannolikt inköpts av Ulric Celsing (1731-1805) på Ängsöauktionen 1803 där C. F. Pipers fina bibliotek skingrades. Celsing var diplomat i bl.a. Konstantinopel och hans boksamling utgjorde grunden för fideikommissbiblioteket på Biby.
Bookseller: Mats Rehnström [SE]
2013-07-14 17:22:43
BLAEU, Willem
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2013-07-12 14:04:57
BISACCIONI MAIOLINO
Taddeo Pavoni 1642 (600 fig. FERRARA-TURCHIA)- BISACCIONI MAIOLINO-MEMORIE HISTORICHE DALLA MOSSA D'ARMI DI GUSTAVO ADOLFO RE DI SVEZIA, IN GERMANIA L'ANNO 1630, SCRITTE IN 5 LIBRI.Venetia, Taddeo Pavoni 1642 [Fig. Ferrara-Turchia] (cm.23) Bella piena pergamena coeva.Titolo manoscritto al dorso.12 carte non numerate, pagine 125; + una carta biana; pagine 403; pagine 428, 18 carte non numerate.Curiosa antiporta incisa in rame da F. Valesio con una figura che illumina un campo di battaglia.EDIZIONE ORIGINALE ED UNICA, MOLTO RARA.l'autore, Conte Ferrarese (1852-1663) tratta anche delle GUERRE DI TURCHIA, POLONIA E UNGHERIA.Antica firma ex libris al frontis, qualche carta lievemente ombreggiata, ma esemplare bello e genuino.-AUTORI ITALIANI DEL '600, 552;-MICHEL-MICHEL, I 169;-BRITISH M.STC. XVII CENT. I 115;-SCHOIX 18 853;-CAPPONI 66;-BOFFITO FRONT. 122;-BRUNI-EVANS XVII CENT, ITALIAN IN CAMBRIDGE 746.[f7] Libro
Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari Francesco&Claudia
2013-06-10 09:31:04
Omero
in Venetia, Presso Paolo Baglioni, 1642. 1642 In 4° antico (220x150mm), pagg. (8), 388, (2) con un sonetto di Nicolò Bertini a Federico Malipiero e con un'errata, (1) bianca. Legatura ottocentesca mezza pelle con tassello e fregi in oro. Piatti marmorizzati. Aquila bicipite incisa su legno al titolo, testalini, capilettera e culs-de-lampe xilografici. Dedica a stampa a Francesco Erizzo, "Prencipe della Serenissima Republica Veneta". Antico ex-libris manoscritto al titolo. Annotazioni di antica mano al verso della carta di dedicatoria, note scritte con inchiostro rosso alle pagg. 2-3. Abrasioni marginali senza la minima perdita di testo alle pp. 309 e sgg. Bruniture, fioriture e aloni diffusi. Esemplare modesto. Prima edizione della traduzione in prosa dell'"Iliade" compiuta dal patrizio veneto Federico Malipiero. Ogni canto è preceduto da un argomento composto dal traduttore medesimo. Tavola delle cose notabili alle pp. 368-376; alle pp. 377 e sgg. si trova "Il ratto di Elena". Graesse, III, 338. Hoffman, II, 349. Haym, I, 315, 6. Manca alla Vinciana.
Bookseller: Biggio Giuseppina
2013-06-08 23:59:15
ADIMARI A.
In Firenze, appresso Massi e Landi, [c. 1642], in-4, leg. in piena pergamena coeva (rimontata), pp. VIII, 112. Con un finissimo frontespizio inciso in rame che nella parte superiore raffigura la facciata del Duomo di Firenze, iniziali e fregi xilografici. Prima edizione. Adimari fu esponente di primo piano della letteratura barocca a Firenze. Bell'esemplare. Solo 4 esemplari censiti in ICCU.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Gozzini
2013-05-07 01:19:57
Aston, Thomas
A seemingly unrecognized variant of Aston's "Collection", appearing in at least four other contemporary printings, "as England rapidly slid into civil war"; with the index of the petitions found on the verso of p.43 and without the license to print. Modern brown cloth, black morocco label, gilt, light browning and a trace of foxing, ?cancel title, else a very good crisp copy; 43 pages. Printed for William Sheares, London, 1642.
Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc. [U.S.A.]
2013-01-19 12:17:25
Fuller, Thomas
Cambridge: Printed by Roger Daniel for John Williams, 1642. [10],441pp. (with some errors and duplications of page numbers, as usual). Quarto. Modern half calf and marbled boards. Engraved and printed titles, full sectional title for THE PROFANE STATE, engraved plate of the feathers of Prince of Wales, portraits in text and two on separate sheets. Engraved title neatly mounted, some occasional smudges or early small ink smears, small early ink manuscript number in lower margin of A2, old repair to top fore-margin of terminal leaf, a few early ink marginal tics, bound without final blank, early mend to a clean tear at lower blank margin of portrait of Saint Joan, but a good copy. First edition of Fuller's most widely known work. The portraits were engraved by W. Marshall to accompany this series of character sketches and short essays on characters who might be said to represent both sides of the dichotomy set up in the titles to the two parts. It saw several subsequent editions published in short order. KEYNES IV:1. ESTC R21710. WING F2443. PFORZHEIMER 392. WITHER TO PRIOR II:34.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB [United States]
2013-01-12 18:08:59
Cimarelli Vincenzo Maria
Legatura in piena pergamena con titolo manoscritto al dorso, cm 22x18,pp. 16, (24), 184. Le prime 24 e le ultime 25 pp. sono brunite ma di chiara lettura. Dalla pag. 59 un forellino di tarlo, posto al margine int. bianco, prosegue sino all'ultima pag. aumentando ma non compromettendo, se non per piccola parte e per pochissime pag., la lettura del testo. Esemplare in buono stato anche se con tracce d'uso. Molto raro.
Bookseller: Editoriale Umbra
2013-01-08 09:20:43
AGGESØN, SVEN - STEPHANIUS, JOH. ST. (udg.).
Henrik Kruse, Sorø 1642. 8vo. (16)+223+(1) sider. Titelblad trykt i sort og rødt. Smujkt samtidigt brunt hellæderbind med rig rygfrogyldning og udvendig guldkant på permerne. Exlibris.. Bibl. Dan. III,9. Første trykte udgave af Svend Aggesøns Danmarkskrønike, der strækker sig fra kong Skjold til ca. 1185. Originalmanuskriptet, som Stephanius byggede udgaven på, brændte som så meget andet stof til Danmarks historiske hukommelse med Universitetsbiblioteket i 1728. Svend Aggesøn eller Aggesen levede omtrent samtidig med Saxo, og hvor Saxo lidt populært sagt er Absalons mand, betoner Aggesøn kong Valdemar den Stores rolle i Danmarks genrejsning efter 1150ernes borgerkrige
Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat
2012-12-31 22:10:57
Leyden, Elzeviriana, 1642. 16:o. Engr. title,+ (2),+ 417,+ (12) pp. Some spotting a mnor damp stain in outer margin. Contemporary full vellum, red edges. Owner's signature of J. Stake on title. Willems 546. Berghman 1888. The third and last edition of the description of Poland in the republic serie from the Elzevires. The two earlier editions were published in 1627.
Bookseller: Centralantikvariatet [Stockholm, Sweden]
2012-12-29 01:38:49
PETRARCA, Francesco - LATINI, Brunetto
In Roma, nella Stampria del Grignani, 1642. In folio (cm.29); bella legatura in piena pelle maculata del Settecento a 5 nervi con titolo e ricchi decori in oro; pp. (10), XXXX, 48. Axs
Bookseller: Libreria Bongiorno Paolo
2012-12-22 16:01:24
Antverpiæ, ex officina Plantiniana Balthasaris Moreti, 1642. Engraved title page printed in red and black + (65) + 636 + CXVII + (3) + 36 + (9) p. + 10 engraved copper plates. Printed beutifully throughout in red and black and with engraved and coloured initial letters. Later (probably 19th century) binding with front board covered with faded and worn lilac velvet. Rear board blindtooled. Cloth tabs.35 X 24,5 cm.Spine slightly damaged at bottom. Small spots on p. 38-42, 467-468, 482, 499, LXXI, C-CII. Repaired in lower margin (ouside the frame), p. 253, 272-273. Inscribed: "Till Ingmar Milveden med tack för musica in honorem Stae Eugeniae den 3 april 1982 Peter Hornung SJ kyrkoherde".
Bookseller: Antikvariat Röda Rummet AB [SE]
2012-09-29 12:14:20
CHAULIAC, Guy de. (JOUBERT, Laurent). 'The greatest surgical text of the time' (Garrison Morton}
Lyon, Simon Rigaud,1642. - Chauliac, Guy de. La Grande Chirurgie . Restituée par M.Laurens Ioubert. Lyon, Simon Rigaud, 1642. [8] + 601 (misnumb. 605) + [11]leaves including last blank. Bound with: JOUBERT, Laurent. Annotations . sur toute la Chirurgie de M. Guy de Chauliac. Avec l’interpretation des langues dudit Guy; (c’est dire, L’explication de ses termes plus obscurs) . En cette derniere Edition, on a corrigé plusieurs fautes & manquements . Lyon, Simon Rigaud, 1642. [8]f + 354p + [7]f. First title in red & black, printer’s devices on both titles with woodcut medallion portraits of Joubert on versos and at the end of the Annotations. With 59 woodcuts of surgical instruments on pp 310-355. Contemporary vellum; worn. Revised and corrected edition of the French text of Chauliac’s Chirurgia Magna with extensive commentaries by Laurent Joubert (1529-83), Chancellor of the Medical Faculty at Montpellier, then the most famous medical university worldwide. The French translation is by his son, Isaac Joubert. Guy de Chauliac (1298-1368) studied medicine at Montpellier, Toulouse, Paris, and Bologna. He is considered the first French surgeon and the founder of modern surgery. Chauliac was the first to distinguish between different types of hernias and to offer radical cures for them. His work, written about 1363, comprises his study of fractures, and an extensive section on maladies of the mouth and dental care, here found on pp458-465. The woodcut illustrations of surgical instruments used for this edition are mostly adapted from Paré’s work. Some l … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Hünersdorff Rare Books ABA ILAB
2012-07-05 13:52:16
Mercurio Girolamo
per Francesco di Rossi, 1642. Used. 4 voll. in un tomo in-4° antico (218x155mm), di cui i primi tre contenenti i tre libri della "Commare" ed il quarto contenente invece "Il Colostro. Discorso aggiunto alla Riccoglitrice di Scipion Mercurio dal Dottore Pietro di Castro Medico Fisico Avinionese"; pp. (22), 103; 104-223; 224-327 (numerazione continua); 31, (4); legatura moderna p. pergamena rigida eseguita ad imitazione delle legature antiche. Capilettera, testatine e finalini ornati o istoriati in xilografia; decine di incisioni xilografiche a piena pagina o a tre quarti di pagina con raffigurazioni ostetriche, per lo più inquadrate da bordure ornamentali. Qualche normale brunitura. Annotazione antica al v. dell'ultima c. Ottimo esemplare. Bella reimpressione secentesca veronese del primo libro di ostetricia edito in Italia, la cui edizione originale era apparsa nel 1595 a Venezia. La presente edizione presenta l'aggiunta del "Colostro" del De Castro. "Opera molto importante, essendo il primo libro di ostetricia pubblicato in Italia e assai in voga nel XVII secolo e in quello successivo. L'A. fu il primo a raccomandare la "sectio Cesarea" in caso di bacino stretto" (Vinciana). Il Mercurio, al secolo Scipione Mercurio, sacerdote domenicano ed ostetrico, nacque a Roma in data imprecisata del XVI secolo e morì intorno al 1615. Vinciana, 1969. Cfr. Castiglioni, p. 480: "Il Mercurio era medico riputatissimo; sembra che egli abbia esercitato l'ostetricia pratica in Francia intorno al 1571". Morton, 6144. Sallander, 6494. Krivatsy, 7810. Olschki, Choix, VII, 9107. Hirsch, IV, 210. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA) [Torino, ><, Italy]
2012-06-26 09:11:40
Bembo Pietro
presso Gabriele Giolito, in Venetia, 1642. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena con titolo ms. al ds. Fioriture diffuse e alcune carte brunite (ma ben leggibili). Ex libris al contropiatto anteriore. Rara edizione. Non in Gamba né in Grasse né in Br.Libr. ICCU cita due Biblioteche italiane in cui è presente. 8vo (cm. 17,3), 117(3) pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Libreria Ex Libris ALAI-ILAB/LILA member [Roma, Italy]
2012-06-24 19:32:56
NAUDE
1642 - Paris, Guillaume Pelé, 1642. In-12, plein veau brun marbré, armoiries au centre des plats, dos à nerfs richement orné, coupes décorées, tranches dorées sur marbrures. Reliure de l'époque. 160 x 97 mm. ÉDITION ORIGINALE RARISSIME DE LA PREMIÈRE BIBLIOGRAPHIE POLITIQUE DUE À GABRIEL NAUDÉ ICI TRADUITE DU LATIN EN FRANÇAIS PAR CHARLES CHALLINE. L'ORIGINALE LATINE SEMBLE TOUT AUTANT INTROUVABLE. Le volume s'achève par la "Table des Autheurs inserez pa le S. Naudé dans sa Bibliographie Politique, distribuez selon l'ordre des matières qui y sont traitées". Suivent 22 pages de noms d'auteurs anciens traitant de la Politique. "L’INFLUENCE DE CETTE BIBLIOGRAPHIE DANS LE CHOIX DES LIVRES POLITIQUES, ET DONC SUR L’ENSEIGNEMENT, S’ÉTENDIT SUR PLUS D’UN SIÈCLE ; IL A JOUÉ UN RÔLE ÉMINENT DANS L’HISTOIRE DE CELUI-CI". Dacier. Véritable "Discours de la Méthode" de ce qu'on appellera plus tard la "bibliothéconomie", l'Advis et la bibliographie politique ont exercé une influence profonde et durable sur le monde du livre. Il faut se rappeler, avec Dacier, qu'il ont été en leur temps un "guide", le premier du genre où cette question était traitée d'ensemble et sous tous ses aspects et qu'il a occupé une place et joué un rôle éminent dans l'histoire des idées. L'esprit de sérieux et de responsabilité présidera donc au choix des livres." AINSI LE PRESTIGE EST PASSÉ DE LA CLASSE SOCIALE À LA CULTURE ET DE LA CULTURE À CE QUI LA MANIFESTE, À SON INCARNATION, LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE. PRÉCIEUX EXEMPLAIRE CONSERVÉ DANS SA RELIURE DU XVIIè SIÈCLE AUX ARMES DE LOUIS-URBAIN LE F … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE SOURGET [France]
2012-06-22 01:40:47
CHARRON, Pierre
Paris: Fuge, 1642. hardcover. very good. 802 pages + Table des Matieres; engraved title page. Short thick 8vo, old vellum. Paris: Fuge (Feuge), 1642. Derniere Edition. Bound in, with separate pagination and title page: Traicte De Sagesse...Plus quleques discours Chretiens du mesme Autheur, qui ont este trouvez apres son deceds. Feuge, 1642 In the same pagination is a separate title page: Diocurs Chrestien sur la benediction par Isaac a Jacob...1832. This last section is chewed at the margins, with no loss of text. Charron is known as the founder of modern secularism.
Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2012-06-17 04:47:01
CUNHA, Manoel da.
Lisbon, Manoel da Sylva, 1642. - 4°, modern quarter cloth over mabled boards. Woodcut initial on recto of first leaf. Large woodcut royal arms of Portugal on recto of final leaf, Slight browning, faint stain in lower margin. Overall in good to very good condition. Manuscript foliation. (4 ll.). *** FIRST EDITION of this oration marking the second @Cortes to be called in less than two years by D. João IV. Cunha praises the restoration of Portugal's traditional form of government, contrasting it with that in place during the years of Spanish occupation: "Em sesenta annos, que os Reys de Castella ocuparão este Reyno, não vimos nelle mais que duas Cortes: as primeiras para nosso cativeiro: as segundas para nosso desengano." Manoel da Cunha (1594-1658), Bishop of Elvas, Chaplain of D. João IV, and later Archbishop of Lisbon, wrote several other short patriotic exhortations similar to this one, as well as a few longer works along the same lines.*** Arouca C788. Innocêncio V, 405-6: mentioning errors in Barbosa's description. Barbosa Machado III, 239-41: citing date as 18 January 1642, and date of printing as 1742; and stating that the work was printed by Birago in @Historia di Portogallo 239 ff. Pinto de Matos (1970) p. 236. @Exposição bibliográfica da Restauração n 437. Perição de Faria, @Trindade 119: "obra rara." Palha 2971. Monteverde 1959. Ameal 747. NUC: MH. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books
2012-06-14 15:18:40
Maimonides, Moses
Amsterdam: Jioh, & Corneium Blaeu, 1642. Second edition of each title. Publisher's device on title pages; woodcut tailpieces, ornamental initials. Maimonides text in Hebrew with facing Latin translation by Vossius. [12], 1-174. [2]; [12], 304; xvii, [19], 305-732, x, [30]. 1 vols. 4to. Contemporary vellum, with ms. spine title, covers slightly soiled, upper joint cracked. Institutional shelfmark in ink on title-page ; bookplae of HENRY FERGUSON of Stamford, Connecticut ("Henry Ferguson from the Library of Rev. FREDERIC GARDINER") and signed by Gardiner on the front pastedown "Leipzig 1854". Second edition of each title. Publisher's device on title pages; woodcut tailpieces, ornamental initials. Maimonides text in Hebrew with facing Latin translation by Vossius. [12], 1-174. [2]; [12], 304; xvii, [19], 305-732, x, [30]. 1 vols. 4to. Scarce second edition of Maimonides' tract on idolatry with an important new foreword "to the Reader" by Isaac Vossius, brother of the recently deceased translator, Dionysius Vossius (1612-1642), as well as a new dedicatory poem by Caspar Barlaeus. Maimonides' text is usually accompanied, as it is here, by the massive commentary by Gerardus Vossius (father of Isaac and Dionysius) DE THEOLOGIA GENTILI ... a book said to have been an iinfluence on Isaac Newton; his library contained an "extensively dog-eared" copy of the book (John Harrison, THE LIBRARY OF ISAAC NEWTON, Cambridge University Press, p. 258). This particular copy has a very distinguished provenance. Dr. Frederic Gardiner was an Episcopal clergyman, Biblican scholar, founder of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2012-06-09 19:37:44
Frère PROCOPE, Capucin
[1642] - Un volume in-12 - Edition Originale - Plein vélin de réemploi : Manuscrit religieux du XIII è -Dos lisse - Nombreuses partitions musicales -toutes tranches rouges - Très bel exemplaire - envoi rapide et soigné Livres [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Services Personnalisés de la Rance [SAINT-DERRIEN, FR, France]
2012-05-30 14:23:15
BIRD, William
Printed By A. N. For Mathew Walbanke and Richard Best, London, 1642. (iv); 157 pages. Title within a woodcut border. Some minor age discolouration. Professionally rebound in full speckled calf, raised bands with contrasting morocco label on the spine. WING, B2956 Size: 12mo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Roger Collicott Books [Widecombe in the Moor, DEVON, United Kingdom]
2012-05-30 13:22:23
CAPUEEL, Engelbertus
Jan Meyer, Gent, 1642. 205-[2-1 bl.] pp. ). Populair geneeskundige verhandeling door Engelbertus Capueel ( Zierikzee 1642 -Mechelen 1733]. Titel versierd met houtsnede. Approbatie 1721 - 1722. Ref. Vanderhaeghen III, 3942. SB Antwerpen. Not in BL London, BMN, Blake. Fifth edition of a popular medical treatise by Engelbertus Capueel (Zierikzee 1642 - Malines 1733). Woodcut ornament on title. Approbation 1721-22. 1 volumes. Kaflslederen band uit de tijd (enkele schrammetjes ) . Vergulde rug met 5 nerven. Contemp.mottled calf (some spots), gilt orn. spine on 5 raised bands. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: de KunstBurg [gent, Belgium]
2012-05-27 19:28:19
VEEN, Jan van der.; SALOMON SAVERY
1642. VEEN, Jan van der. Zinne-beelden, oft Adams appel verciert met seer aerdige Const-plaeten, mitsgaders Syne oude ende nieuwe ongemeene Bruydt-lofs ende Zege-zangen. [24], 523 pp. Illustrated with an engraved title and 50 etched emblems. 4to., 205 x 165 mm, bound in contemporary Dutch vellum. Amsterdam: Everhard Cloppenburgh, 1642. First Edition of the poet Jan van der Veen's renowned Dutch emblem book, the only edition to include the French diptychs, and the only one issued in the larger quarto size. The title vignette and fifty etchings accompanying van der Veen's Adams Appel are the work of the Dutch artist Salomon Savery (1594 - after 1665), nephew of the painter Roelandt Savery and one of the most productive printmakers associated with book illustration in seventeenth-century Holland. Savery's etchings principally combine landscape and genre in a series of evocative pastoral scenes aptly complementing van der Veen's ironic explications of contemporary Dutch morality. The art historical importance of Savery's etchings for the Adams Appel has been pointed out by Otto Benesch, who remarked that the delicate, painterly prints figure "among the finest specimens of early Dutch naturalism in book illustration." For its seventeenth-century audience, the Adams Appel must have had especially broad appeal; Landwehr has recorded no fewer than nine editions of the work published by 1745. Jan van der Veen (1578-1659) spent his life as a poet and chemist in Deventer and dedicated the Adams Appel to the city council there. Two additional collections of van der Veen's verses accomp … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-05-23 18:39:03
Besler, M. R
[Nueremberg], 1642. Folio (34.3 x 22.5 cm). Engraved title page and 33 (of 34) engraved plates. Later blind paper binding.* Very rare first edition of natural history objects and antiques in the Wunderkammer of the brothers Basil (1561-1629) and Hieronymus (1566-1632) Besler. This "proto-museum" was inherited and enriched by Basil's nephew, the Neuremberg physician and pharmacist Michael Rupert Besler (1607-1661). This 'treasury of natural things from the vegetable, animal, and mineral kingdoms' contains birds, shells (some delicately carved), corals, minerals, and typical Wunderkammer artefacts such as a unicorn horn, several 'Arcimboldo' grotesque of shells, antique coins and pretty polished marble slabs, along with such unica as the sword of the Bohemian knight Johann Zisca (c.1378-1424; leader of the Hussites). Many rare plants and birds are figured, along with ethnographic objects such as a Brazilian Indian girdle made from the nuts of the Brazilian tree Cerbera ahovai. The image of this plate was used for the border of Valentini's Museum museorum (Frankfurt 1714). Besler was a in Nuremberg, was a virtuoso scholar-collector, and also assembled an important collection of art and antiquities. These plates were reissued in 1716, and 1733. In this first edition there is no further text, other than the (sometimes extensive) plate captions. This copy is printed on blue proof paper, and before letters and numbers. Only the last plate bound in is on white paper. This is plate 13 in copies with numbering. Plate 14, with the intestines of the wolf, is lac … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv
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2012-05-17 14:36:55
Holles, Denzil
Thomas Underhill, London 1642 - Title continued: "Vpon the Impeachment of the Earles of North-hampton, Devon-shire, Monmouth, and Dover, and of the Lords Rich, Andever, Grey of Ruthen, Coventry and Capell, for their contempt in departing from the Parliament, and not returning upon Summons." [2], 11, [3] p.; 19 cm. Signatures: A-B4. (4to). Disbound. Title within ornamental border; first page of text has engraved head-piece and initial. The number "(8)" appears in ink at head of title, presumably a former owner's numbering from a volume of pamphlets. Inscription in an old hand on the last blank page, possibly relating to the binding of that volume. Wing (2nd ed.), H2476B. Denzil Holles was one of five members of the House of Commons whom King Charles I of England unsuccessfully attempted to arrest in 1642, and, in this speech, he presents the House of Commons' impeachment of the nine Lords who had refused to rejoin Parliament, having joined the king's forces in what became the First English Civil War. In Very Good- Condition: lower edge of second signature shaved, with partial loss of some letters; title page and last (blank) page lightly soiled; pages are otherwise clean and bright.
Bookseller: Classic Books and Ephemera, IOBA
2012-05-15 15:37:09
OSORIO DE VARGAS, Diego.
[Colophon] Lisbon, Na Officina de Lourenço de Anveres, vendese na rua nova, na logea de Paulo Craesbeeck, 1642. - 4°, recent antique sheep, spine gilt with raised bands in six compartments, crimson leather lettering-piece in second compartment from head, gilt letter, text-block edges rouged. Caption title. Woodcut initial. In very good condition. Small blue-and-white paper label with manuscript shelfmark (?) in blank portion of leaf A1r. 8 pp. *** First and only Portuguese Edition. The colophon states that this is a reprint of the Pamplona, 1642 edition printed "a costa da Iuan Veret." The Relacion consists of "Copia de vna letra, que don Diego Osorio de Vargas escriuiò de Perpiñan a don Alonso de Guzman Saavedra, y Quintanilla, sargento de Vallecas" (p. 2-8) dated 10 February 1642, with prefatory note on p. [1].*** Arouca R424 (citing a copy in the Biblioteca da Ajuda only). Martinho da Fonseca, Restauração 185. Innocêncio XVIII, 186. Palau 258268; without mention of the Pamplona edition. Palha 3240. Not located in Coimbra, Miscelâneas. Not in Trindade or Exposição bibliografica da Restauração. Not located in Porbase. Not located in Copac. Neither the Lisbon nor the Pamplona edition located in the online CCPBE. NUC: MH. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books [U.S.A.]
2012-05-13 10:01:45
Crespin, Jean und Giulio Pace:
Amsterdam, Johan. et Cornel. Blaeu, 1642. Mit mehreren Initialen und Vignetten, in Kupfer gestochenes Titelblatt mit mehreren Abbildungen (u.a. Justitia auf der Weltkugel), 7 Bll., 616 Seiten, 19 Bll. (letztes weiß). Diese Ausgabe nicht bei Brunet. Nach KVK nur ein Exemplar in deutschsprachigen Bibliotheken (Genf). Erstmals im Jahre 533 veröffentlichtes juristisches Lehrbuch (Institutiones= Anweisungen, Belehrungen) des römischen Kaisers Justinian I., welches bis ins 19. Jahrhundert in verschiedenen Ausgaben gedruckt wurde. Hier ein schöner u. seltener Druck aus dem, vor allem für seine Atlanten berühmten, Verlag der Brüder Blaeu in Amsterdam. Titellatt hinterlegt, winzige Fehlstelle am Rand ergänzt, oben mit kl. Besitzervermerk von alter Hand datiert 1732, Fehlstelle am Rücken fachmännisch ergänzt/restauriert. Gutes Exemplar. la Gewicht in Gramm: 550 12° ( 12,5 x 8cm), Ganzlederband d. Zt. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und überaus reicher ornamentaler Rückenvergoldung, Marmorpapiervorsätze, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Castellum Einzelunternehmen [Frankfurt, Germany]
2012-05-09 19:49:32
Schomberg
Paris: Anthoine de Sommaville, Augustin Courbe, 1642. 170mm x 110mm (7" x 4"). 635pp. Text in French. Lecture (preface) is slightly loose but still bound in at bottom end. Heraldic Bookplate of 'James Gordon Esq Moor Place'. Inscribed 'R Atkins 1739' on rear eps. Covers rubbed and marked. Pages cut. Some browning. Marking and rubbing on most pages but the large font lettering is readable throughout. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd [Alnwick, NORTH, United Kingdom]
2012-05-08 10:42:11
Anonymous. Commentary and Latin translation by Johannes Stephanus Rittangelius.:
Amsterdam, apud Joannem & Jodocum Janssonios, 1642.. a Joanne Stephano Rittangelio. Third translation into Latin 1642, with parallel Hebrew and Latin texts in 2 columns. Small 4to, 200 x 140 mm, 7¾ x 5½ inches, printer's pictorial device on title page, title page printed red and black, 2 engraved plates of the cabbalistic tree, pages: (8), 208, lacking final Errata leaf, bound in the original panelled calf over wooden boards, with 2 clasps at the fore-edge, small device in the centre, originally gilt, unsympathetically but neatly rebacked in brown leather with black lettering, new endpapers. Small chip to lower corner of upper cover, the others slightly worn, a few old worm holes and stains to covers, leather has been treated to make it appear polished, title page unevenly browned, showing signs of damp damage, small repair to upper corner, tiny chip to lower corner, a few old paper repairs on reverse to strengthen, lower third of next few pages lightly browned, diminishing to affect lower margin only and disappearing by page 31, small damp stain to upper margin of last few leaves, leaves throughout slightly wavy, small neat ink Hebrew inscription to title page. A good copy of a rare book lacking only the Errata leaf. This work on the Sepher Yetzirah (Sefer Yezir and various other spellings) or "Book of Formation", perhaps the oldest Rabbinical treatise of Kabalistic philosophy which is still extant, originates possibly from as early as the third centuiry AD. The first Latin translation was made by Guillaume Postel and published in Paris in 1552; a second translation by … [Click Below for Full Description]
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