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        De Historia Plantarum Libri Decem, Graece & Latine. In quibus Textum Graecum variis Lectionibus, emendationibus, hiulcorum supplementis: Latinam Gazae versionem nova interpretatione ad margines: totum Opus absolutissimis cum Notis tum Commentariis: item rariorum Plantarum iconibus illustravit

      Finely engraved title-page (a trifle shaved at outer edge) & 675 woodcuts in the text. 11 p.l. (incl. engr. title), 1187 (i.e. 1185), [87] pp. Folio, cont. Dutch vellum over boards (upper joint with small split of 70 mm. at foot, minor pale dampstaining to first twenty leaves & last third of book), panelled in blind, central arabesque in blind to each cover, ties gone. Amsterdam: H. Laurentius, 1644. First edition to be edited by Joannes Bodaeus à Stapel; it "is one of the best and most thoughtfully prepared of all the editions of Theophrastos."-Hunt 240. H.H. Bartlett wrote in his Fifty-five Rare Books (Ann Arbor: 1949) of this edition: "It is interesting not only because of the brilliance of the editing, but, curiously enough, to the American botanist as well, for involving in the discussion certain species from Virginia, other parts of the New World, and Asia. The illustrations of these plants have been largely overlooked in botanical history, because of their incidental presence in a work which might not be expected to contain anything of the sort. Some were merely borrowed from l'Escluse or de Lobel, but others seem to be original in this work." A fine and crisp copy. Bookplate of Piergiorgio Borio, M.D. ❧ D.S.B., XIII, pp. 328-334. See Garrison-Morton 1783. .

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        The Whole Book of Psalmes. Collected into English Meeter by T. Sternhold, J. Hopkins. W. Whittingham, and others: conferred with the Hebrew. . Newly set forth, and allowed to be sung in all Churches of all the people together, before and after Morning and Evening prayer, and also before and after Sermons. Moreover, in private houses, for their godly solace and comfort: laying apart all ungodly songs and ballads, which may tend only to the nourishing of vice, and corrupting of youth

      Edinburgh Printed by Evan Tyler printer to the Kings most excellent Majestie 1644 - 24mo, 108 x 48 mms., pp. [xxii], 230 [231 - 246 additional text and index], contemporary dark olive sheepskin, gilt ornaments (faded) on each cover, title and date on spine; title-page affected by ink burn, mostly in the blank space between "Hebrew" and "Newly set forth," text a bit fingered and thumbed, lower joint very slightly cracked, bookplate dated 1850 of James Dix, Bristol on front paste-down end-paper, ownership autograph "E. Gordon Duff/ Nov. 1917" on recto of front free end-paper. Edward Gordon Duff (1863 - 1924), a bibliographer and book collector, compiled the first catalogue of the John Rylands Library in Manchester. ESTC R231218 locates copies in BL, NLS, Bodleian, and John Rylands. Tyler also issued another similar title in 1644, The Psalmes of David in Meeter and Prose, ESTC R170558, 16mo, pp. [480], with locations in BL, NLS, Bodleian; Huntington, NYPL. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Venetia: Appresso Il Barezzi. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1644. Hardcover. Rome; Royalty; Emperors; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; [52] 1061, 1062-1072 pages; LE VITE DI TUTTI GLIMPERADORI ROMANI DA GIULIO CESARE SIN A MASSIMILIANO bound with a second title consecutively paginated- Di Paolo Baglioni; AGGIUNTA ALLE VITE DE GLIMPERADORI NELLA QUALE FI NARRA LA VITA DI FERNANDO SECONDO...DI FERNANDO TERZO. Volume contains two title pages. WorldCat returns copies, both in German libraries. OCLC #634723756. AE cites no copies as having shown up at auction. Bound in vellum with handwritten label to spine. Endpages damaged. Contents good. What is apparently an owner's name is inked to bottom of text block. Generally each emperor is represented by a portrait on the first page of his bio. Pages bright white. Adt'l graphics available. A long book of 121 briefly told Emperor's lives. ; 0 .

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      1644 - HUME of Godscroft, David. THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSES OF DOUGLAS AND ANGUS. Edinburgh, Printed by Evan Tyler, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majestie, 1643-4. Small folio. (xx)450 [i.e. 440]pp. Second edition. Pages 203-214 repeated, p. 203 being the title page to "The Second Part of the History of the Douglasses, Containing the House of Angus," dated 1643. Printers' ornaments, and two quaint pictorial woodcut initials. Lacks final blank and second leaf (cancelled dedication to Angus). The text of the first edition (1634-9) is here "toned down" and partially anglicized by Evan Tyler. This is the standard text for all editions to date. Trimmed early for binding, affecting some catchwords but no text. Early calf boards with a cluster of floral and pointille tools, almost invisibly rebacked. A.e.g. Light rubbing to extremities. A rare book. (OCLC locates one copy in the USA, at Yale).

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        Consiliorum et observationum medicinalium. Libri VI. In quibus plerorumque corporis humani affectuum curationes, praesertim remedia euporista, ab ipsomet autore partim inventa, partim ab aliis ante experta & mutuata, luculenter, & historice, tanquam in diario, proponuntur.

      Balthasar Kühne für Johann Görlin,, Ulm, 1644 - Ulm, Balthasar Kühne für Johann Görlin, 1644. 4°. 8 n.n. Bl., 579 (recte 577) S., 10 n.n. S. Index. Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. VD17 32:290648L. - Hirsch, IV, 45. - Eine von nur zwei medizinischen Schriften des durch seine historischen Arbeiten berühmten Polyhistors. Lotichius (eig. Lotz), Johann Peter (1598-1669) studierte Medizin in Marburg und Basel und war ab 1620 an verschiedenen Orten um und in Frankfurt als Mediziner tätig. - Gleichmässig leicht gebräunt. Schwacher Wasserrand. Sprache: N Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel.

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        Historia del levantamiento de Portugal.

      Zaragoza, Pedro Lanaja, y Lamarca, 1644. - Title within typographic border. Woodcut tailpieces and initials. (8 ll.), 276 pp., (4 ll.). 4°, late nineteenth-century speckled sheep (minor wear to head and foot of spine, corners, other extremities), spine gilt with raised bands in six compartments, red and dark green leather lettering and numbering pieces in second and third compartments from head, gilt letter and date, decorated in blind in the four other compartments, covers elaborately blocked in blind, text-block edges sprinkled red, marbled endleaves. Some browning, scattered light spotting, a few small stains. Overall in very good to fine condition. ---- FIRST EDITION. This account of the struggle to restore Portuguese independence, written by a Spanish Augustinian who was imprisoned in Portugal, is full of bitter comments on the behavior of the Portuguese. Seyner is delighted to recount how the Dutch, having agreed to rent a fleet to the Portuguese, promptly commanded Prince Maurice of Nassau to take the whole Dutch fleet in Brazil and capture the Portuguese colonies of Angola and S. Thomé (pp. 123-6, 164-70). Seyner reports how the Jesuit Provincial in Rio de Janeiro conspired to overcome the pro-Spanish Captain General, the Marquês de Montalvão. The acclamation of D. João IV in Rio is described on pp 44-8. Seyner also details the treatment of Spanish monks and merchants from Buenos Aires, Potosí and Lima who happened to pass through Lisbon on their way to Spain, were relieved of the money and goods they were carrying, and were forced to trudge from one bureaucrat to another in an attempt to recover them.---- Palau 311492. @Exposicão Bibliográfia da Restauração I, 1424. HSA p. 517. Palha 2955. Salvá 3186. Heredia 7671. Not in Alden & Landis, Sabin, or Borba de Moraes (1983). Not in Antonio. Not in Visconde da Trindade. Not in Bosch. Not in Rodrigues. Not in J.H. Rodrigues, @Domínio holandês. Not in JCB or JFB (1994). NUC: ICU, CtY, InU, MH, DPU. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sermones fideles, ethici, politici, oeconomici, sive: Interiora rerum. Accedunt: Faber fortunae, colores boni et mali, etc.

      Hackius,, Leyden, 1644 - Leyden, Hackius, 1644. 8°. 439 (recte 419) S, (3) S. (Index). Mit 1 gest. Titel. Pergamentband der Zeit. Brunet I, 604. - Vgl. Ziegenfuss I, 65ff (für den Autor). - Francis Bacon (1561-1626), engl. Philosoph und Staatsmann. "Seine Studien begann er bereits 1573 zu Cambridge, wo er wahrscheinlich Schüler auch des Everard Digby wurde, ging 1575 im Gefolge des englischen Gesandten nach Paris, übte seit 1579 den Beruf eines Rechtsanwaltes aus, kam 1595 in das Parlament, wurde 1603 Ritter, 1604 Kronadvokat, 1613 Attorney General (Oberstaatsanwalt), 1617 Grosssiegelbewahrer, 1618 Lordkanzler und Baron von Verulam, 1621 Viscount fo St. Albans" (Ziegenfuss). - Mit zwei Exlibris und alten handschr. Einträgen auf den Vorsätzen.

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        La fauconnerie de Charles d'Arcussia de Capre, seignevr d'Esparron, de Pallieres, et dv Revest, en Prouence. Divisee en dix parties (.). Avec les portraicts au naturel de tous les oyseaux. 2 part. en 1 vol.,

      François Vaultier, Jacques Besongne, Rouen 1644 - 334 (= 344)-[8], [12]-51-[1 bl.-4]-55/173 pp. Réédition de l'un des principaux ouvrages sur la fauconnerie (originale à Aix-en-Provence 1598) "dont 10 éditions successives en moins d'un demi-siècle (1598-1644) attestent le succès" (Thiébaud). L'illustration gravée sur cuivre comporte 12 figures d'oiseaux à pleine page et 1 planche dépliante d'instruments, 2 figures anatomiques gravées sur bois in texto. La 2e partie contient : "La fauconnerie du roi. Avec la conférence des fauconniers", "Discours de chasse" et "Lettres de Philoierax à Philofalco" sur les maladies des oiseaux, chacun avec titre propre compris ou non dans la pagination Ref. Thiébaud 34. Souhart 20. Bn-Opale plus. COPAC. 1 volumes. Veau brun XVIIIe siècle, dos orné doré à 5 nerfs, tranches jaspées. Manquent pp. 43-46 dans la 2e partie, les 12 pp. limin. de la 2e partie reliées après la p. 51. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vida Del Padre y Gran Siervo De Dios El B. Francisco De Borja, Tercero General De La Compañía De Jesús y Antes Duque Quarto De Gandía. Van Añadidas Sus Obras, Que No Estavan Impressas

      María De Quiñones, Madrid 1644 - A falta de portada original, portada manuscrita, con un bello grabado original calcográfico sobrepuesto - 1 hoja con una fotografía de una estatua a San Francisco de Borja, y en el reverso buen grabado calcográfico de Jesucristo crucificado - 9 h. - 515 pp. y vuelta. Los siete primeros folios poseen una antigua mácula, el resto del ejemplar excelente conservación. Elegante encuadernación del siglo XX en piel verde jaspeado. Decoración a hierro seco. Lomera con nervios, florones y un tejuelo en rojo. Cortes puntillados. =Juan Eusebio Nieremberg y Otin (Madrid, 1595 - 1658), humanista, físico, biógrafo, teólogo y escritor ascético español perteneciente a la Compañía de Jesús. El pensamiento filosófico de Nieremberg es extremadamente ecléctico. Como escritor poseyó una elegante prosa castellana, amena y algo recargada, al gusto barroco, de antítesis, paronomasias y juegos de palabras, y con un cierto buen gusto y brillantez para la metáfora y el ejemplo. =Francisco de Borja y Aragón , nació en Gandía, Valencia. Gentilhombre, cavallerizo, marqués, virrey de Catalunya, . y comisario general de los Jesuitas. Francisco de Borja fue canonizado en 1671, por el papa Clemente X. Es decir un siglo después de su muerte y mucho más tarde que los primeros santos jesuitas, Ignacio y Francisco Javier (1622). Es el patrón de la ciudad que le vio nacer, Gandía. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Propheties

      Lyons: for Jean Huguetan,, 1644. Dont il y en a trois cens qui n'ont jamais esté imprimées. Adjoustées de nouveau par ledit autheur. Octavo (130 × 78 mm), in 3 parts. Contemporary vellum, handwritten title to spine, shelfmarks handwritten in ink to upper cover, one of which is crossed out. Portrait woodcut to divisional titles. Binding a little rubbed and marked, a few tiny wormholes to boards. Very small burn hole to first title page, also larger whole to front blank endpaper. Margins trimmed, affecting head and tail lines on some leaves. Very good condition. A charming early edition.

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        Weltliche Poemata(.) Zum Viertenmal vermehret vnd vbersehen herraus geben.

      Frankfurt, Götz 1644. Two parts (part I n.d., part II dated). - 8 . (15) ll. (of 16: lackig the engraved title), 573, (3) pp. (last 3 blank); Title (in an ornamental border), pp. 3-464 (irregularely paginated). 4th edition. Bound with: Opitz, M.: Florilegium variorum epigrammatum. Mart. Opitius ex vestustis ac recentioribus Poetis congessit & versibus Germanicis reddidit. Frankfurt, Hoffmann for Götz 1644. 8 . 46 pp., (1) l. (blank). 3rd legitimated edition. Bound with: Opitz, M.: Geistliche Poemata, Von jhm selbst anjetzo zusammengelesen verbessert vnd absonderlich herauß gegeben. (Breslau), Müller's heirs 1638. 8 . 408 pp. First edition of this collection. Contemporary vellum (browned and stained). Dünnhaupt 9; 186.I.4; 5.I. Faber du Faur I, 228, 225,223. Opitz marks one of the most important steps of the emancipation of the German language from Latin as a poetical and literary language. Browned throughout, some worming in the margins (only casually affecting text), some water-staining. A decent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buechel-Baur]
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        De veteribus aegyptiorum ritibus. Auctore Ioanne Baptista Casalio Romano. De antiquis romanorum ritibus. Auctore Ioanne Baptista Casalio Romano. De veteribus christianorum ritibus Auctore Ioanne Baptista Casalio Romano. Index Rerum. 21x16. 93 pp. 94-269 pp, 496pp. + 68pp. Nombreuses gravures, 8 cartes dépliantes. Reliure de l’époque vélin. Bel exemplaire.

      Romae. Ex typographia Andree Phaei. 1644. - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Laura Ovalles]
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        Morbus et Antidotus the disease with the antidote. Or a declaration of Henry Yaxlee of Bonthorpe in the Countie of Norfolke Esquire, wherein he sheweth how he was a Papist, and how by Gods grace he is now lately converted. London, Printed by W.Jones for Nicholas Bourne, 1630. Small 4to. Pp 41. BOUND WITH "An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament; for putting the associated counties of Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Huntington, Hertford, Cambridge, Lincoln, the Isle of Ely, and the cities of Lincoln and Norwich into a posture of defence; by the better regulating of the Trained Bands, and raising other forces of Horse and Foot, for the preservation and safety of the said counties and cities." London, Edward Husbands, 1644.

      - BOUND WITH "Plain Dealing or a Fair Warning to the Gentlemen of the Committee for Union: in a Letter intended to Alderman Foulks, to be communicated unto them accordingly at Gurney, or elsewhere. Written by a friend to the Parliament, City and Kingdom, and for their vindication, is now published to the world". Printed in the first year of the Agitators Raign, 1647. Pp 8. BOUND WITH "A Peace-Making Jurie, or, Twelve Moderate Propositions to the reconciling of the present differences about Church Combinations betwixt the Presbyterian and Independent". Printed by W.H. for William Franklyng, bookseller in Norwich, 1650. Pp 8. BOUND WITH " A Great and Famous Sea-Fight between the Englidh and Dutch on Friday last, between the coast of Norfolk and Essex; with the particulars thereof, the event and success; and the great execution done by key-shot, long chains, and bolts of iron, divers having their legs and arms torn and rent asunder. Also the number of Holland ships sunk & taken, that came forth with letters of mart, together with the number of prisoners; their examination and confession, and the strange and wonderful speech of their Admiral upon his engaging of the English. Likewise, the Names of the New Generals chosed by Parliament; the coming up of the great fleet of colliers & and propositions ther-upon to the Lord Cromwell, in behalf of the poor citizens of London." London, Printed for C. Hancock. 1652. Pp 8. Small 4to. Full calf, ruled blind and with morocco title labels to spine. Extremities rubbed. Some leaves skillfully restored. A simple but attractive and appropriate binding dating from c. 1890. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Opera Geometrica [De sphaera et Solidis Sphaeralibus; De Motu Gravium; De Dimensione Parabolae]

      Amadoro Massa & Lorenzo de Landis, Florence 1644 - 3 parts in one, 4to. (220x158 mm), [2], [2:blank], [1-2] 3-243 [1], [1-2] 3-115 (i.e. 151) [1] pp., general half-title, part I title with imprint, section titles to parts II & III, dedication to Grand Duke Ferdinand II de' Medici, part III separately signed & paginated with separate dedication to Prince Leopold de' Medici, imprimatur leaf at end, numerous small woodcut diagrams, one full-page engraving, letterpress tables, numerous mispaginations. Internally clean and unspotted, light browning (mainly marginal), contemporary vellum with old ms. mathematical notations on covers. A fine, unsophisticated copy, collated complete. ---- Honeyman VII 2991; Norman 2086; PMM 145; Riccardi II 542; Carli-Favaro 43 (204); Cinti 226 (114). - FIRST EDITION of the only work published during Torricelli's lifetime. A brilliant mathematician, Torricelli was Galileo's assistant and companion during the last two years of the elder scientist's life, and he succeeded Galileo in the post of grand ducal mathematician. In his Opera Geometrica, published at the expense of Grand-Duke Ferdinand II, Torricelli elucidated and diffused the difficult geometry of Cavalieri (see lot 359), thereby gaining himself widespread recognition throughout Europe. The first part, compiled around 1641, 'studies figures arising through rotation of a regular polygon inscribed in or circumscribed about a circle around one of its axes of symmetry. Torricelli. classifies such rotation solids into six kinds, studies their properties, and presents some new propositions and new metrical relations for the round bodies of elementary geometry. As Torricelli acquired increasing familiarity with the method of indivisibles, he reached the point of surpassing the master - as Cavalieri himself said' (DSB). In the second section, De moto gravium, Torricelli continued Galileo's study of the parabolic motion of projectiles. The treatise includes several significant contributions to mechanics, the calculus and ballistics. It also 'refers to the movement of water in a paragraph so important that Ernst Mach proclaimed Torricelli the founder of hydrodynamics' (DSB). This states 'Torricelli's theorem' in which Torricelli determined that the efflux velocity of a jet of liquid spurting from a small hole at the bottom of a vessel is equal to that which a single drop of the liquid would have if it could fall freely in a vacuum from the level of the top of the liquid. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CHIROLOGIA: OR THE NATURALL LANGUAGE OF THE HAND. Composed of the Speaking Motions, and Discoursing Gestures thereof. Whereunto is added CHIRONOMIA: Or, the Art of Manuall Rhetoricke. Consisting of the Naturall Expressions, digested by Art in the Hand, as the chiefest Instrument of Eloquence, by Historicall Manifesto's, Exemplified Out of the Authentique Registers of Common Life, and Civill Conversation. With Types, or Chyrograms: A long-wish'd for illustration of this Argument. By J.B. Gent. Philochirosophus.

      Tho. Harper sold by R. Whitaker, London 1644 - Copperplates (3 folding plates + 3 fullpage plates) lacking the 2 engraved titles (provided in facsimile on matched paper) and with several nice headpieces, initials and printer's ornaments. Two parts in one volume small octavo handsome half speckled leather on 5 raised bands with red gilt titled spine label and marbled boards. Titlepage +[24]pp prelims +287pp +[5]pp index +plate +errata +blanks; Titlepage to Chironomia + [14]pp prelims +146pp +[2]pp errata & blank. First titlepage cropped at foot affecting the date which has been written in above; 2nd titlepage better centered and complete with all publisher's details and date 1644. Ownership E.W. Sergeant to blank area of first title, the folding plates are remargined to outer edge, paper slightly browned & some pages faintly dampmarked, but supple and strong without any tears or writing. Printed side notes and pointing hands are all complete with a margin. Both first editions published by Harper but sold by different booksellers thus there is probably no precedence. *The author was a medical doctor and writer. This is the first book specifically dealing with sign language and with gesture illustrations. Bulwer was intereted in schooling for the deaf and suggests that manual alphabets could be "ordered to serve for privy ciphers for any secret intimation" (Chironomia, p149). Chirologia shows examples of manual gestures, their meanings and their uses drawing on a wide range of sources from literature, religion and Medicine. Chironomia, which the author considered as a separate work, was the result (Wing B5462A & B5467 ESTC r14061, Garrison & Morton 3346-7). 1 volume.

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        Recueil des statuts, ordonnances, reiglements, antiquitez, prérogatives, & prééminences du Royaume de la Bazoche. Ensemble plusieurs arrests donnez pour l'establissement & conservation de sa iurisdiction. Le tout addressé à Mr. Boyvinet, Chancelier en icelle, en la présente année 1644.

      Paris, Claude Bonjan 1644 - in-8, 8-148 pp., [2] ff. n. ch. (table, errata et privlège), veau blond, dos à nerfs finement cloisonné et fleuronné, pièce de titre bouteille, encadrement de simple filet doré sur les plats, tranches dorées, dentelle intérieure (rel. du XIXe s.). Infime galerie de vers marginale et stoppée en fin de volume, restauration aux mors mais bel exemplaire. Edition originale. - Comme l'on sait, la Basoche, communauté des clercs des Procureurs du Parlement de Paris, formait une société à part, régie par ses propres règles, exerçant une quasi-juridiction sur ses membres. Moins sous l'éclairage historique général que les titulaires des grands offices du Parlement, elle eut une importance égale, notamment en soutenant en corps les revendications parlementaires tout au long de son existence. Elle formait presque un Etat dans l'Etat, à laquelle le pouvoir royal touchait moins que les officiers de judicature, sur lequel il possédait des leviers financiers. Dupin (1832), 1075. Exemplaire du marquis de Clapiers, avec vignette ex-libris armoriée contrecollée sur les premières gardes : vraisemblablement Lazare-Alfred de Clapiers-Collongues (1823-1887), qui avait réuni une impressionnante collection de livres et de manuscrits. L'ouvrage passa ensuite à la bibliothèque du chanteur lyrique Yves Durand-Noël (1886-1968, vignette ex-libris gravée par Decaris). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Opera geometrica

      typis Amatoris Masse et Laurentii de Landis 1644 De solidis sphaeralibus libri duo in quibus Archimedis doctrina de sphaera et cylindro demio componitur... De motu gravium naturaliter descendenti, et proiectorum libri duo... De dimensione parabolae, solidi que hyperbolici problemata duo... Appendix De dimensione cycloidis... De dimensione cochlea. Florentiae, typis Amatoris Masse et Laurentii de Landis, 1644. TORRICELLI, Evangelista. In - 4°, pergamena coeva. (2), 243, (2), 150, (2) pp. (erroneamente numerate), con centinaia di diagrammi intercalati n.t. Bell' esemplare malgrado qualche lieve arrossatura in alcune pagine. Edizione originale rarissima della più importante opera del Torricelli, la sola pubblicata lui vivente. Discepolo di Galileo, egli diede nuova forma alle teorie sul moto e sulla percossa. E' noto il suo principio sull' afflusso dei liquidi, che fu caposaldo della nuova idraulica. Gli si devono il primo modello di aerometro, ricerche di cristallografia, studi sulle lenti per cannocchiali e l' invenzione del barometro a mercurio. Riccardi, I, 542 - 43 pp. Libri (1861), 7144 e 3134: A celebrated and scarce work. Carli - Favaro, Bibliogr. galileiana, 204. Cinti, Bibliot. galileiana, 194. Roberts - Trent, Biblioth. mechanica, p. 321. D.S.B., XIII, p. 436.

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        "Danubius Fluvius Europae Maximus, A Fontibus ad Ostia".

      . Altkol. Kupferstich von Blaeu, 1644, 41 x 96 cm (von zwei Platten gedruckt).. Koeman BI 23, A, 83. - Zeigt den Donaulauf von der Quelle bis zur Mündung ins Schwarze Meer. Oben rechts große figürliche Titelkartusche, unten links Maßstab in reicher allegorischer Kartusche, alles prachtvoll altkoloriert. - Dekorativ gerahmt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Biathanatos [in Greek]

      "Selfe-homicide is not so Naturally Sinne"DONNE, John. Biathanatos [in Greek]. A Declaration of that Paradoxe, or Thesis, that Selfe-homicide is not so Naturally Sinne, that it may never be otherwise. Wherein The Nature, and the extent of all those Lawes, which seeme to be violated by this Act, are diligently surveyed. London: Printed by John Dawson, [1644].First edition, first issue, with two leaves of "Authors cited in this booke" ñ (*) and (*)2 ñ though bound in between Ee and Ee2. Small quarto. [18], 192, 19[1] 192 [sic]-218 (which is actually 220). Lacking the initial blank, as is often the case.Contemporary calf, rebacked. Red morocco label. Some scuffing. Housed in a custom full brown morocco clamshell, gilt-stamped on spine. Small ink spot on title-page. Small burn through Q4 affecting a few letters. Generally quite clean and fresh. Very nicely margined. Small split along spine. Near fine overall.Copy of renowned Donne collector Robert S. Pirie of Hamilton, Massachusetts, acknowledged by Keynes as having "the only private collection of original editions that can rival my own." Previous owner's bookplate.In this unique treatise, published posthumously and against the author's wishes by his son, Donne "discusses with wonderful subtlety and learning the question whether under any conceivable circumstances suicide might be excusable." (D.N.B.)Grolier, Wither to Prior, 294. Keynes 47. Pforzheimer 292. Wing D1858.HBS 66463.$8,500

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        Historiæ Danicæ Libri XVI.

      Stephanus Iohannis Stephanius Summo Studio recognovit, Notisque uberioribus illustravit. Sorø: Joachim Moltke 1644. + S.J. Stephanii: Notæ Vberiores in Historiam Danicam Saxonis Grammatici. Una cum Prolegomenis ad easdem notas. Soræ: Henrici Crusii 1645. To dele i ét bd. Med kobberstukket titelblad visende bl.a Christian IV og forfatteren. I Stephanius' kommentarbind træsnit af runestene, prospekter m.m. 4to. (8) + 384 + (22) + 60 + 252 + (22) s. Pænt og rent eksemplar med enkelte understregninger indbundet i samtidigt helpergament, præget af tidens tand, med håndskreven forfatternavn på ryggen.Two parts in one vol. Engraved titlepage showing Christian IV and the author et al. In Stephanius' commentary vol. are woodcuts of runes, prospects etc. Nice copy, weakly marked of age, bound in contemporary full vellum with handwritten authors' name on spine.. I 1645 (på titelbladet 1644) udkom efter langvarige besværligheder Stephanius' Saxoudgave samt den udførlige kommentar hertil, frugten af mange års arbejde. For første gang forelå Saxo i en virkelig læselig form til afløsning af Chr. Pedersens temmelig ufuldkomne tekst, og for første gang er en middelalderlig historiker behandlet med samme filologiske metode som en klassisk oldtidsforfatter. De træskårne illustrationer stammer i vid udstrækning fra de samme forme som Worm havde anvendt i "Monumenta Danica" og nu stillede til rådighed. I sin indledning drøfter Stephanius de problemer, der knytter sig til Saxo som person og forfatter, og i "Notæ" giver han tekstkritiske og sproglige forklaringer, påviser Saxos benyttelse af citater navnlig fra sølvalderens forfattere, leverer realkommentarer hentet fra litterære og antikvariske kilder. - "så er Stephanius' Saxo dog en bedrift ikke blot nationalhistorisk set, men også efter europæisk målestok." [H. D. Schepelern].Såvel denne udg. af Saxo som Stephanius' noter har således været meget betydningsfuld for Saxo-forskningen.This edit. of Saxo as well as Stephanius' notes have been very important to the study of Saxo. It was the philological accomplishment of its day. Stephanius succeded in correcting the trational text, published 1514, and illuminated it through references to Saxo's linguistic and stylistic models. An accompanying volume of notes contained much learned commentary and illustrations.Brunet V, 175. Graesse VI, 287. Fiske I, 506. Bibl. Dan. III,9. Glahn 292, 293. Sibbernsen 119-27. Thesaurus 668. Birkelund 48. Skougaard III,1 38

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        Horologium Principum, Das ist: Fürstliche Weckuhr und Lustgarten, Weiland des Hochwürdigen und Wolgebornen Herrn Antonii de Guevara [...] Bischoffens zu Mondonedo [...] in drey Theil und Bücher abgetheilet, und durch Herrn Egidium Albertinum [...] auß der Hispanischen in die Hochteutsche Sprach versetzt. In welchem gantz lustige und kurtzweilige Historien, auch herrliche Documenten und zierliche Warnungen, politische und moralische Discursen, und sonderlich, wie sich Fürsten und Herren im Regiment: wie dann auch im Ehestand und aufferzihung ihrer Kinder zu verhalten, eingeführt wird. Jetzt mit fleiß ubersehen, corrigirt, und mit einem vollkommenen Register außgangen. [Und] Drey schöne Tractätlein, deren das Eine De Molestiis Aulae & Ruris Laude. Das ist: Mißbrauch des Hoff-lebens, und Lob deß Landt-Lebens. Das Ander: Der rechte wolgezierte Hoff-Mann, oder Hoff-Schul genannt. Das Dritte: [...] von Gastereyen und Zutrincken. Ebenda, 1645.

      Frankfurt/M., Kempff und Schönwetter, 1644-1645.. 2 Teile (von 3) in 1 Band. 4to. (22,9:18,5 cm). 3 Bll., 388; 207 S., 2 Bll. Mit gestochenem Zwischentitel. Lederband der Zeit auf fünf Bünden mit Farbschnitt; Kanten, Kapitale und Ecken berieben und bestoßen, Lederbezug an den Gelenken geplatzt (Bindung fest), Rückenvergoldung und Rückentitel verblaßt.. Deutsche Ausgabe des berühmten Fürstenspiegels des Antonio de Guevara (1481-1545, spanischer Schriftsteller, Hofprediger und Chronist Karls V., Bischof von Guadix und Mondonedo). Der politisch-moralische Traktat über das Verhalten und die Erziehung der Fürsten erschien erstmals 1529. Guevara lehnt sich dabei an Xenophons 'Kyru Paideia' (Erziehung des Kyros) an, indem er "Verhaltensregeln für den Fürsten anhand einer Pseudobiographie Mark Aurels aufstellt. [...] Das Werk ist das beredte Spiegelbild einer am Hof Karls V. orientierten Lebenspraxis." (KNLL VII, 33f). - In 'De Molestiis Aulae' schildert Guevara "als ehemaliger Page der Königin Isabella der Kathgolischen und Hofprediger, Chronist und Reisebegleiter Karls V. [...] das Hofleben aus eigener Anschauung. [...] Ein 'goldener Käfig', eine 'gefährliche Krankheit', 'ein langsamer Tod' sei das Leben am Hof, wo es von Dieben, Betrügern, Falschspielern, Kupplerinnen und Zuhältern wimmelt und Klatschmäuler, Schmeichler und Lügner die Wortführer sind. [...] Dagegen hat das Leben auf dem Land manchen Vorteil: Es ist friedlicher, ungezwungener, gesünder, Gelegenheiten zur Sünde bietet es kaum, und zu dem ist es billig." (Kindler). - Die beiden Werke bilden Teil 2 und 3 der Ausgabe 'Opera Omnia Historico-Poltitica'. Der Teil 1 der Werkausgabe, das "Güldene Sendschreiben" ist hier nicht enthalten. "Monumental collected edition produced by the publishing firm of Schönwetter which had a predilection for catholic literature. Vols. 2 and 3 have variant titles; vol. 2 has also an engraved title page." ( Faber du Faur 901). Der Kupfertitel (zu Teil 2) zeigt eine Fürstengestalt, mit symbolhaften Attributen (Engel und Lilienblüten) als tugendhaft stilisiert. - Vgl. Goed. II, 583, 42; Hayn-G. II, 704; VD 17 23:000641E und VD17 23:000188G. - Nur stellenweise ganz wenige Fleckchen, am Schluß mit schwachem Wasserrand; fliegendes Vorsatzblatt mit Kleberesten eines Exlibris.

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        CHAM/ Oberpfalz: Gesamtansicht; um 1644, Kupferstich, 26x50 cm

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        PRAXIS IEIVNI ECCLESIASTICI ET NATURALIS in qva quicquid in hac materia occurrere potest, atque item alia plvra dvbia ex theologicis principiis et sacris, atque ciailibus legibus breuiter, et dilucide deciduntur. A Zacharia Pasqualigo Veronensi Clerico Regulari Theatino Sacrae Theologiae Professore. Cum svis indicibus

      Romae: Typis Haeredum Francisci Corbelletti, 1644.. 1644.. Very good. A THEOLOGICAL WORK BY ONE OF THE ECCLESIASTIC OFFICIALS WHO PASSED JUDGMENT ON GALILEO, IN A SUPERB 17TH CENTURY HAND-TOOLED LEATHER BINDING - Folio, 13 inches high by 8-1/8 inches wide. Handsomely bound in full 17th Century brown leather with elaborate hand-tooled decorations. A gilt- titled red leather label with gilt-decorations within blind ruled raised bands adorn the spine. The covers are scuffed with chipping to the head and tail of the spine and apparently lacking leather clasps. [24], 452 & [52] pages, with the title page printed in red and black decorated with a superb pictorial printer&#39;s mark depicting three bees on a crest beneath a banner bearing a cross within a formal decorated shield. Winged profiles of a man and woman top the corners of the shield. The whole is itself framed by red tassels. The book is further decorated with engraved initials and head- and tail-pieces. The title page is lightly soiled & slightly darkened with minor chips along the edges. The text block is cracked opposite the "Index Decisionum" leaf. The front edge of the last leaf is darkened with minor chips. A beautiful book in a superb 17th century binding. <p>Provenance: From the Jesuit Society in Antwerp identified and originally dated in ink at the top of the title page as from "Domus Professa Soc. Jesu Antwerp 1644". Subsequently from the "Bibliotheca Domus B. M. Virg. perpecuo Succursu. E. 61st St. New York" with their purple stamp affixed to the title page and the top of the first page of the "Index Decisionum".<p>Zacharia [Zaccaria] Pasqualigo (1600- 1664) was an ecclesiastical official who passed judgment on Galileo in the Catholic Church&#39;s prosecution of the astronomer. He signed his judgments as regular clerk, regular clerk, professor of Sacred Theology to the Most Eminent and Reverend Lord Cardinal [Marzio] Ginetti, Vicar of Our Most Holy Lord Pope Urban VIII. [Ironically, two of Pasqualigo&#39;s works were subjected to the Index Librorum Prohibitorum.] A Theatine theologian, Pasqualigo developed a doctrine of metaphysics in reaction to those propounded by the Jesuit theologian, Francisco Suarez. His doctrine concerning the nature of metaphysics proposes that the subject with which it deals is intrinsically material and therefore it is not possible to separate the physical matter from the spiritual.

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        La Science Heroique, traitant de la Noblesse, de l' Origine...

      ...des Armes, de leurs Blason, et Symboles, des Tymbres, Bourlets, Couronnes, Cimiers, Lambrequins, Supports, et Tenans, et autres ornements... Avec la Genealogie succincte de la maison de Rosmadec en Bretagne. Le tout embelly d' un grand nombre de figures en taille douce, sur toutes ces matières. Vulson (Wlson) Marc de (sec. XVII). Paris, Sebastien et Gramoisy, 1644. In - folio, p. pelle coeva (piano posteriore staccato). 1 f. bianco, antiporta incisa a piena pagina da Greg, Huret, frontespizio allegorico, 2 carte di dedica n.n., 2 bellissime antiporte figurate, (10), 494, pp. e 14 tavole f.t. con 35 incisioni in rame. Edizione originale. Nel testo vi sono incluse moltissime tavole che comprendono alcune centinaia di stupende incisioni in rame, tutte abbellite da svariati motivi artistici, da stemmi araldici, armature, corone, cavalieri nei loro caratteristici costumi, figure, simboli, armi nobilari antiche monete ecc. E' un' opera di notevole bellezza e rarità il cui contenuto e le cui illustrazioni la fanno considerare uno dei maggiori capolavori della letteratura araldica. Magnifico esemplare. Graesse, VII, p. 404. Brunet, V. 1390.

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        Le Théâtre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas mis en lumière par Guillaume & Jean Blaeu. Seconde Partie : Description Générale de la France

      Jean Blaeu 1644 In - folio (51 x 31,5 cm), 63 pp., vélin crème (reliure d'époque). Seconde partie du Théâtre du Monde, consacré à la France, bien complet des 48 cartes coloriées à la main à l'époque, sur double page. Titre illustré en coloris d'époque également. Table manuscrite en fin d'ouvrage. Etui marbré moderne. (reliure usagée, mouillures, rousseurs, quelques déchirures, traces de brûlure sur 2 cartes et 2 ff. de texte). / / Folio (51 x 31,5 cm), 63 pp., cream vellum (contemporary binding). Second part of "Le Théâtre du Monde", dedicated to France, complete with 48 contemporaneously hand - coloured maps on double page. Illustrated title also in contemporary colours. Handwritten table at the end. Marbled moderne slipcase. (very used binding, water - stains, foxing, some tears, marks of burning on 2 maps and 2 ff. of text).

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        Kst.- Karte, für Janssonius, "Atlas Novus. Sive Theatrum Orbis Terravm, in quo Asia Vniversa ... Tomi Tertii Pars Altera .. 1644".

      . altkol. ( und goldgehöht ), dat. 1644, 39,5 x 25,8. Vergl. Shirley, Courtiers and Cannibals, Nr. 48; Krogt, Koeman' Atlantes Neerlandici, Abb. 1.43 A. - Titelblatt des 1. Teiles des Atlas Novus von Jannsonius. Mittig die Textkartusche eingefaßt in korinthischen Säulen umgeben von weiblichen Allegorien auf die 4 Kontinente. Oben mittig ein prachtvolles spanisches Wappen. - Dieses Titelblatt wurde erstmalig 1641 verlegt.

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        Principia Philosophiae + Specimina Philosophiae: seu dissertatio de methodo Rectè regendae rationis, & veritatis in scientiis investigandae: Dioprice, et Meteora. Ex Gallico translata, & ab Auctore perlecta, variisque in locis emendata.

      Amsterdam, Elzevier, 1644. 4to. Bound in one contemporary full vellum binding. Inner hinges weak and capitaks a bit worn with small lacks of vellem. Cords at lower capital loosening. But all in all a very nice, completely unsophisticated copy. A very light damp stain to parts of first work. Otherwise just very light soiling and a few small stains. Two leaves with a small lack of paper to the blank margin, far from affecting text. Housed in a later custom-made full cloth box with gilt leather title-label to spine. Contemporary/early annotations throughout, and a diagram to front free end-paper. Blank verso of the final leaf and final blanks with pencil-annotations and early ink-calculations. With the book plate of Franz Sondheimer to inside of front board. Woodcut title-vignettes. Richly illustrated with numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams in both works, some full-page. (22) pp., 1 f. (blank), 310 pp., 1 f. (blank) + (16), 331 pp.. The uncommon first edition of Descartes' main work of physics, the seminal "Principles of Philosophy", one of the most important works of philosophy and physics since Aristotle. It is in this groundbreaking work that the "Cogito ergo sum" ("I think, therefore I am") appears for the first time in the form in which we know it today and here that Descartes elaborates properly on it and puts it into the context that has been formative for philosophy - and modern thought in general - since then. Futhermore, it is in this work that we find the first formulation of what is now known as "Newton's First Law of Motion", which Newton borrowed from Descartes and later included in his own "principia". The "Principles of Philosophy" is in many ways related to the "Discourse on the Method"; Descartes had a translation made into Latin of that work in 1644 and it is likely that he intended this to accompany the first printing of his "Principles". And so, as is often the case, we here have withbound the first printing of the "Specimina Philosophiae", which constitutes the first translation into Latin of the "Discours" - which as opposed to general assumption does not contain the phrase "ego cogito, ergo sum". Nonetheless, this first Latin edition played a seminal role in the spreading of Descartes' ideas, as well into the 19th century, the Latin version reached a far larger audience than the French text.As such, the present volume can arguably be considered the principal source of Cartesian thought and the main influence on contemporary as well as later philosophical and scientific thinking.The "Principles", which was written in Latin, published in 1644, and translated into French in 1647, constitutes Descartes' general system of physics. In 1637, in the "Discourse", Descartes had put forward a limited sample of his new philosophy, accompanied by the essays on optics, meteorology, and geometry, to which he applied his method. This work recounted his own life journey and explained how he had come to the position of doubting his previous knowledge and seeking to begin afresh. It did not, however, contain the actual principles of his physics. Only after having published his "Meditations", could he actually present to the world his entire physics. "Once Descartes had presented his metaphysics, he felt free to proceed with the publication of his entire physics. However, he needed first to teach it to speak Latin, the lingua franca of the seventeenth century. He hatched a scheme to publish a Latin version of his physics (the "Principles") together with a scholastic Aristotelian work on physics, so that the comparative advantages would be manifest. For this purpose, he chose the "Summa philosophiae" of Eustace of St. Paul. That part of his plan never came to fruition. His intent remained the same: he wished to produce a book that could be adopted in the schools, even Jesuit schools such as La Flêche. Ultimately, his physics was taught in the Netherlands, France, England, and parts of Germany...The extant "Principles" offer metaphysics in Part I; the general principles of physics, in the form of his matter theory and laws of motion, are presented in Part II, as following from the metaphysics; Part III concerns astronomical phenomena; and Part IV covers the formation of the earth and seeks to explain the properties of minerals, metals, magnets, fire, and the like, to which are appended discussions of how the senses operate and a final discussion of methodological issues in natural philosophy." (SEP).Setting forth the principles of nature, i.e. the laws of physics, Descartes here presented a work of fundamental significance to the trajectory of modern physics. Most notably, he set forth the principle that in the absence of external forces, an object's motion will be uniform and in a straight line - the principle that is now known as "Newton's First Law of Motion", which Newton borrowed directly from the present work and included in his own "Principia". As to its impact upon modern philosophy, the present work can hardly be over-estimated. It is here that arguably the most famous sentence in the entire history of philosophy - "ego cogito, ergo sum" - appears for the first time in this iconic form, and it is likewise here that Descartes' famous note to it and his full elaboration of the concept appear for the first time. Descartes first wrote the phrase in French in his "Discours de la Méthode". He then referred implicitly to it in "Meditationes de Prima Philosophia", but without explicitly stating the familiar form of the phrase. The earliest written record of the phrase in Latin, in the form in which we know it and refer to it to this day, is in the first printing of the present work, "Principia Philosophiae", where he also provides a clear explanation of his intent in a margin note.The paragraph that has gone down in history as formative for the trajectory of modern philosophy, goes like this (Part 1, article 7):"Sic autem rejicientes illa omnia, de quibus aliquo modo possumus dubitare, ac etiam, falsa esse fingentes, facilè quidem, supponimus nullum esse Deum, nullum coelum, nulla corpora; nosque etiam ipsos, non habere manus, nec pedes, nec denique ullum corpus, non autem ideò nos qui talia cogitamus nihil esse: repugnat enim ut putemus id quod cogitat eo ipso tempore quo cogitat non existere. Ac proinde haec cognitio, "EGO COGITO, ERGO SUM" [in italics in the original], est omnium prima & certissima, quae cuilibet ordine philosophanti occurrat."And the famous margin note to this paragraph: "Non posse à nobis dubitari, quin existamus dum dubitamus: at que hoc esse primum quod ordine philosophando cognoscimus."(Translation: "While we thus reject all of which we can entertain the smallest doubt, and even imagine that it is false, we easily indeed suppose that there is neither God, nor sky, nor bodies, and that we ourselves even have neither hands nor feet, nor, finally, a body; but we cannot in the same way suppose that we are not while we doubt of the truth of these things; for there is a repugnance in conceiving that what thinks does not exist at the very time when it thinks. Accordingly, the knowledge, "I think, therefore I am", is the first and most certain that occurs to one who philosophizes orderly." Note: "That we cannot doubt of our existence while we doubt, and that this is the first knowledge we acquire when we philosophize in order.").- AND THUS, THE BEDROCK OF FUTURE PHILOSOPHICAL AND SCIENTIFIC METHODOLOGY HAD BEEN FORMULATED. The "Specimina philosophiae" constitutes the first Latin translation of the "Discours de la méthode", with considerable amendments (and without the essay on Geometry). "The "Specimina philosophiae" (Amsterdam: Elzevier, 1644) are preceded by a notice in which Descartes authorizes the text as a faithful translation of his "Discours" and "Essais", and announces that he has made some changes in the original content. This raises questions about the nature, extent and background of these authorial interventions - questions that are all the more important because until well into the 19th century, the Latin version reached a far larger audience than the French text. Nonetheless, the differences between both texts had never been researched systematically..." (review of Corinna Vermeulen's thesis on the "Specimina Philosophiae").There is no doubt that the publication of the "Specimina" was somehow connected to that of the "Principia Philosophiae", which explains why the two works are often found together. Presumably, Descartes saw the "Principia" as the fulfilment of the the thought hinted at or presented in the "Discours" and desired the wider audience to have access to the principal theories of that work also when reading the full development of his physics and philosophy as formulated in the "Principia". Also, the "Specimina" specifies the ways in which the physical principles could be applied, and as such it constitutes a natural appendix to the principal work (i.e. the "Principles"). This might also explain why the Latin translation of the "Discours" (i.e. the "Specimina") has the parts on optics and on meteorology, but not the geometry

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        Principia Philosophiae

      Woodcut printer&#39;s vignette on title & numerous woodcut diagrams in the text. 12 p.l. (the last a blank), 310 pp. 4to, cont. vellum over boards, ties gone, spine lettered in ink at head. Amsterdam: L. Elzevir, 1644. [bound after]:--. Specimina Philosophiae: seu Dissertatio de Methodo Recte regendae rationis, et veritatis in scientiis investigandae: Dioptrice, et Meteora. Ex Gallico translata, & ab Auctore perlecta, variisque in locis emendata. Woodcut printer&#39;s device on title & numerous woodcuts in the text. 8 p.l., 331 pp. 4to. Amsterdam: L. Elzevir, 1644. Very attractive copies from the library of Hermann Conring (1606-81), professor of natural history at Helmstädt who made important contributions to medicine (he was an early convert to Harvey&#39;s ideas), law, and politics. With his 19-line epigraph on Descartes on the free front endpaper and signature dated 1645. I. First edition "of this monumental system of the world, the most comprehensive of all of Descartes&#39; works. Dedicated to his friend, Princess Elizabeth, daughter of the Elector Palatine, Frederick V, its three treatises embrace the whole of his philosophy, with the exception of the moral... "In Part I, Descartes sets out the basic principles of his investigation pursuing the methods developed in his Discourse on Method... "Part II is devoted to the nature of the physical world and the means by which we may comprehend it. Fundamental to Descartes&#39; physical theories was his conviction that all space was occupied, space was identified with matter, all matter was infinitely extensible and infinitely divisible; within the context of this theory a vacuum was impossible as was the existence of atoms... "Also presented in Part II are Descartes&#39; three laws of motion: the first is the conventional statement that a body at rest remains at rest until set in motion by some outside agency, and, concomitantly, that a body in motion remains so until met with resistance. His second law states that moving bodies tend to continue in a straight line; consequently, for a body to move in a circle or an arc it must be subjected to forces other than those which initially set it in motion. His third law and the seven secondary rules which he derived from it are more controversial... "Part III not only presents Descartes&#39; conception of the structure of the world, but represents the first serious attempt at a mechanical explanation of the solar system. The Vortex Theory boldly attempted to reduce the phenomena of the universe to a single mechanical principle. &#39;Even after Newton had shown that the Cartesian system was impossible as a dynamical system, the theory lingered on, and for more than a generation efforts were continually being made to patch up the fabric before it finally collapsed.&#39;-Scott, 167-168."-Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, pp. 91-92. II. First Latin edition of Descartes&#39; Discours de la Méthode; this edition contains important revisions by the author. The first edition, published in 1637, marks the starting point of the Cartesian system of natural philosophy, which stands in time between Bacon and Newton. His famous "Cogito, ergo sum" first appeared in this form in this edition. The book includes important observations on optics in the Dioptrice. Fine crisp copies. &#10087; See Printing and the Mind of Man 129 and Horblit 24 for the first edition. .

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        THE REVELATION OF ST. JOHN illustrated with analysis and scholions wherein the sense is opened by the scripture & the event of things fore - told shewed by Histories.

      London, Samuel Cartwright, 1644.FOURTH EDITION 1644 corrected and amended "with Supply of many things formerly left out". Small 4to, approximately 195 x 140 mm, 7¾ x 5½ inches, engraved portrait frontispiece of the author, engraved pictorial title page with a border of 8 images from Revelations, 1 pictorial initial repeated a few times, pages: [8], 1 - 96, 99 - 490, 501 - 1088, jumps in pagination in all copies, register and text are continuous, collation: A - B2, C - 4Z4, 5A - 5V4, 6A - 6K4, 7A - 7P4, separate dated title page for the section on the Prophecies of Daniel and the section on the Commentary on the Canticles, bound in modern panelled speckled calf with blind decoration, raised bands to spine, gilt lettered and bordered red morocco label, new endpapers. Untidy early inscriptions on blank verso of frontispiece and blank final leaf, portrait and engraved title page slightly frayed along lower edge, no loss of printed area, both well thumbed in margins, fore - edge margin trimmed on B1, no loss, a few very small closed edge tears, very occasional light soiling, mainly to margins, small piece missing from corner of 4 pages, some pages lightly browned, small worm track to lower inner margin of Vvvv1 to Ccccc1, continuing as a tiny single hole to Kkkkk4, another area of worming in the same place from Nnnnn1 to Rrrrr1 continuing as a single hole to Aaaaaaa2, small ink stain on final leaf of text, no loss of legibility. A very good copy. Divided into 4 sections: A Revelation of the Apocalypse; Against Bellarmine, touching Antichrist; Most comfortable exposition of the last and most difficult part of the Prophecie of Daniel; Commentary on the Canticles or the Song of Solomon. Thomas Brightman (1562?1607) was an English clergyman and biblical commentator. His exegesis of the Book of Revelation, published posthumously, proved influential. According to William M. Lamont, Brightman and Joseph Mede were the two most important ?revisionists? of the interpretation and eschatology set down by John Foxe; among Brightman's contributions was to weaken the imperial associations tied to the Emperor Constantine I. The detailed reading, in favour of the Genevan and Scottish churches, and condemning the 'Laodicean' (lukewarm) Church of England, helped to move on the Puritan conceptions of church reform and its urgency... As a preacher he was celebrated, though his disaffection from the church establishment was no secret. (Wikipedia). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Territorio Padovano

      Amsterdam, Blaeu Joan, 1644. "Territorio Padovano". Altkol. Kupf.-Kte. bei J. Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1644. Mit ornament. Titelkart., fig. Kart. mit Meilenanzeiger ("Scala di Miglia cinque"), e. Wappen, ornament. Kart mit Dedikation (an R. van der Houve von J. u. C. Blaeu) und e. Wappen, 4 Segelschiffe und e. Windrose. 38,5:50,5 cm.. Koeman II, map 7120:2.2, ed. 2:202-3 (1644-55 Latin). - Karte von der Provinz Padua in Norditalien.

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        Istria olim Iapidia

      Amstredam, Blaeu, Joan, 1644. "Istria olim Iapidia". Altkol. Kupf.-Kte. bei J. Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1644. Mit fig. Titelkart., von 2 Putten gehaltene Kart. mit Meilenanzeiger ("Scala di Miglia sette Italiane") und einem Segelschiff. 38:50 cm.. Koeman II, map 7180:2, ed. 2:202-3 (1644-55 Latin). - Ostorientierte Karte von der kroatischen Halbinsel Istrien.

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      Ex Typographia Gabrielis Nogues. Barcelona, 1644 - . 21 cm (4º). Grabado xilográfico de santa Eulalia en portada. [12], 264 pág., 22 h. de índices (sign. [cruz]6, A-Z4, 2A-Q3, falta Q4, en blanco). Texto a dos columnas. Frisos y capitulares. Enc. en pergamino reciente, lomera rotulada, cierres. Antiguas manchas, papel tostado en última parte, pérdida de texto en última hoja (restaurada). Anotación manuscrita antigua, tachada, en portada. Primera edición de esta historia de Barcelona, de la que el CCPB (000052639-8) cita un único ejemplar. Barcelona, historia antigua, monografía local Catalunya Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 latín [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dominio Fiorentino

      Amsterdam, Blaeu, Joan, 1644. "Dominio Fiorentino". Altkol. Kupf.-Kte. bei J. Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1644. Mit fig. Titelkart., Meilenanzeiger ("Scala di Miglia quindeci"), fig. Kart. mit Dedikation (an Theodorus Hasselaer) mit einem Wappen und 2 Segelschiffe. 38:50 cm.. Koeman II, map 7200:2, ed. 2:202-3 (1644-55 Latin). - Karte von der Herrschaft Florenz in der nördlichen Toskana mit Florenz, Pisa, Livorno u. a. Städten.

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        Regno di Napoli

      Amsterdam, Blaeu, Joan, 1644. (Königreich). "Regno di Napoli". Altkol. Kupf.-Kte. bei J. Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1644. Mit fig. Titelkart. mit einem Wappen, 6 Segelschiffe, 2 Windrosen, Meilenanzeiger ("Milliaria Italica"), gr. Wappen oben rechts und Ränder bei der Seiten, je mit 6 Gebietswappen. 38:50 cm.. Koeman II, map 7400:2, ed. 2:202-3 (1644-55 Latin). - Dekorative Karte von Süditalien.

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        Principato citra olim Picentia

      Amsterdam, Blaeu, Joan, 1644. "Principato Citra olim Picentia". Altkol. Kupf.-Kte. bei J. Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1644. Mit gr. fig. Titelkart. mit e. Wappen, fig. Kart. mit Meilenanzeiger ("Scala di miglia dieci Italiane"), 4 Segelschiffe und e. Windrose. 38:50 cm.. Koeman II, map 7420:2, ed. 2:202-3 (1644-55 Latin). - Karte von dem südlichen Teil von Kampanien mit Capri und dem Golf von Salerno.

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        Territorio Pervgino

      Amsterdam, Blaeu Joan, 1644. "Territorio Perugino". Altkol. Kupf.-Kte. bei J. Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1644. Mit gr. ornament. Titelkart. mit 2 Putten und einem Wappen und ornament. Kart. mit Meilenanzeiger ("Scala di Miglia cinque Italiana") und e. Putte. 38:50 cm.. Koeman II, map 7340:2, ed. 2:202-3 (1644-55 Latin). - Karte von der Provinz Perugia in der Region Umbria.

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        La science heroique: traitant de la noblesse, de l'origine des armes, de leurs blasons, & symboles, de tymbres, bourlets, couronnes, cimiers, lambrequins, supports, & tenans, & autres ornements de l'escu de la deuise , & du cry de guerre, de l'escu pendant & des pas & emprises des anciens cheualiers, des formes differentes de leurs tombeaux et des marques exterieures de l'escu de nos roys, des reynes, & enfans de France, & des officiers de la couronne, & de la maison du roy. Auec la Genealogie succincte de la maison de Rosmadec en Bretagne, Le tout embelly d'un grand nombre de figures en taille douce, sur toutes ces matieres. Anhang mit separatem Titel: Genealogie succinte de la maison de Rosmadec ... enrichie de quelques remarques & recherches faictes par le sieur de la Colombiere Vulson.

      Paris, Seb. et Gabriel Cramoisy 1644.. 2 Teile in einem Band. Folio (36,5 x 26 cm). Gestochenes Frontispiz, [8] Bl., 494 S., [7] Kupfertaf, [9] Bl., [1] weißes Bl.; Kupferstich-Titel, Titel, S. 5-36, [2] Kupfertaf., S. 37-38, 1 w. Bl., [6] Kupfertaf., [2] Bl. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 2 gest. Titelvignetten, 11 Kupfertafeln, 6 gest. Stammtafeln und 131 (davon 123 ganzseitigen) Textkupfern. Zeitgenössisches Ganzleder mit Rückenvergoldung. Einband etwas beschabt, wenige Wurmlöcher, Kapitale bestoßen, 1 Gelenk unten eingerissen. Papier stellenweise etwas gebräunt oder mit bräunendem Wasserfleck in der oberen Innenecke, dort auch etwas geknittert.. Brunet V, 1390. Guigard 35. Bernd 1881. Erste Ausgabe. Mit Beiträgen, die in die späteren Ausgaben nicht mehr aufgenommen worden sind. Die in einigen Katalogaufnahmen genannten 11 (statt 9) Kupfertafeln sind darauf zurückzuführen, daß die S. 481-84 nicht paginiert sind und mithin auch als Tafeln gezählt werden können. Vollständiges Exemplar des wichtigen Werkes in einem schönen Exemplar aus bedeutender Provenienz: Vorderdeckel mit Wappenetikett der Bibliothek der Grafen von Schönborn-Buchheim.

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        Hippolytus redivivus, id est remedium contem-nendi sexum muliebrem.

      - Npnn, 1644. Petit in-12, 96 pp., veau marbré d'époque, dos orné. / Small 12mo, 96 p., full contemp. calf, adorned back. Celèbre satire néo-latine contre les femmes, et "en faveur de l'onanisme" (Graesse). / Famous Neo-Latin satire against women, a «plea in favor of onanism» (Graesse). * Brunet III, 178; Gay II 482; Techener, 12352; Graesse, III, 285; Du Roure, Analectabiblion, 441. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Langue : Français

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        "Geometrischer grundriss und beschreibung dess... Stift und Clossters Tegernsee". Ansicht des Sees aus der Vogelschau mit genauer Angabe aller Ortschaften, Häuser, Straßen, Berge usw.; in den Ecken vier Ansichten des Klosters.

      . Kupferstich von Merian, 1644, 29 x 39 cm.. Lentner 2529. - Im unteren Rand Erklärung 1 - 32. - Schöner Druck.

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        Le parfait joailler ou histoire des pierreries où sont amplement descrites leur naissance, juste prix, moyen de les connaitre & se garder des contrefaites, facultés médicinales & propriétés curieuses. Et de nouveau enrichi de belles annotations, indices & figures, par André Toll.

      Lyon, Huguetan 1644 - In-8 [170 x 105 mm]. Collation : (32), 746, (36) pp., 2 tableaux dépl. hors-texte. Vélin. (Reliure de l'époque.) Première édition en français du "Gemmarum et Lapidum historia", ouvrage de la plus grande importance pour l'histoire de la minéralogie et de la gemmologie. Boodt a tenté la première classification des minéraux. Il en connaît près de 600 et décrit leurs propriétés, leur valeur leur usage médical. Illustré par 43 bois gravés dans le texte et 2 tableaux dépliants. Les gravures montrent des pierres, des cristaux, des machines pour tailler et polir les pierres précieuses et même des fossiles. La traduction est de Jean Bachou. Papier très légèrement bruni, bel exemplaire. Provenance : Joseph Xaupi (ex-libris armorié gravé, quelqu'un a collé son ex-libris, une autre personne l'a retiré et l'ex-libris de Xaupi est un peu déchiré). DSB 2, 293. Ward, Carrozzi 254. // You can browse all my books on

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        Le Sage résolu contre la fortune. / Dédié à Monseigneur le chancelier. Seconde édition. / [suivi de] : Le Sage résolu contre l'adversité.

      Chez Cardin Besongne,, (Paris) A Pars [sic] 1644 - Author : Petrarque - Francesco Petrarca (Translation by François De Grenaille) Title : Le Sage résolu contre la fortune. / Dédié à Monseigneur le chancelier. Seconde édition. / [suivi de] : Le Sage résolu contre l'adversité. Language : Text in French Publisher : A Pars [sic] : Chez Cardin Besongne, 1644-1646. (Complete 2 books bound in one) Size : 9 "X 7 " Pages : 49-208-207 pages Binding : Good full vellum leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) Content : Good content (inner hinges weakt, some pen underlining, last 3 pages repaired without text lost) Illustrations : Including a frontis illustration (lower corner repaired by ancient owner) The book :Very rare French edition of De remediis utriusque fortunae - a collection of 253 Latin dialogues written by the humanist Francesco Petrarca, commonly known as Petrarch. In 1579 the dialogues were translated into English by the Elizabethan physician Thomas Twyne (1543¿1613) and titled Phisicke Against Fortune. Petrarch's literary genius helped inform the Italian Renaissance. The dialogues, completed towards the end of Petrarch's life, are treasure-chests of wisdom and humour which, despite the passing of six centuries, have not lost their relevance. They display remarkably lucid ideas that are cogently expressed. Drawing on classical sources, Petrarch expounded on refinement in taste and intellect, on finesse and propriety in speech and style. The writing is a bouquet of moral philosophy, set out to show how thought and deed can generate happiness on the one hand, or sorrow and disillusionment on the other. In a recurring theme throughout the dialogues, Petrarch advises humility in prosperity and fortitude in adversity. ****(French description française)****Auteur : Petrarque - Francesco Petrarca (Traduction de François De Grenaille) Titre : Le Sage résolu contre la fortune. / Dédié à Monseigneur le chancelier. Seconde édition. / [suivi de] : Le Sage résolu contre l'adversité. Langue : Texte en français Éditions : A Pars [sic] : Chez Cardin Besongne, 1644-1646. 1790. (Bien complet des 2 tomes dans un volume.) Dimensions : 23 cm X 17 cm Pagination : 49-208-207 pages Reliure : Bonne reliure plein cuir (velin) (mors solides, généralement usée et frottée) Contenu : Bon contenu (mors intérieurs faible, quelques rares passages soulignés au crayon à mine, réparation aux 3 dernières pages sans perte de texte) Illustrations : Illustration en frontispice (ancienne réparation au coin inférieur) Le livre : Très rare édition de cet ouvrage de Pétrarque. Deuxième édition de 1644 de la traduction de "De remediis utriusque fortunae" par François de Grenaille (1616-1680), historiographe de Gaston d'Orléans, parue pour la 1ère fois entre 1644 et 1652 sous le titre "Le sage résolu contre la fortune" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TA., Marienplatz m. Frauenkirche.

      . Kupferstich v. Merian, 1644, 22 x 33.

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        DACHAU: Gesamtansicht: um 1644, Kupferstich, 20x31 cm

      . DACHAU: Gesamtansicht - um 1644, Kupferstich, 20x31 cm.

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        THEATRO D?ARCANI NEL QUALE SI TRATTA DELL?ARTE CHIMICA, & SUOI ARCANI. Con gli Afforismi di Ippocrate commentati da Paracelso, & l?espositione d?alcune Cifre, & Caratteri oscuri de Filosofi. Con due tavole una de' Capitoli, & l?altra delle cose più notabili.

      per Gio. Pietro Ramellati 1644 In - 16 gr. (mm. 182x110), p. pergamena antica (risg. rifatti), 28 cc.nn. (compresa l?antiporta figurata, qui in facsimile di formato ridotto), 456 pp.num., ornato da grandi capilett. e con simboli chimici, silografati nel t. "Edizione originale" di grande rarità. Cfr. Piantanida,I / II, 2203: ?Dedica al Co. Mattiae Galasso, generalissimo dell?Imperatore d?Austria. Opera molto interessante perché diversi capitoli trattano dell?applicazione dell??argento vivo?, invenzione dell?A. contro la sifilide, ecc.? - Choix de Olschki,IX,13401 - Cfr. Duveen, p. 364: ?First edition and rare. The author, who was born at Bergamo, was a zealous iatrochemist who invented a balsam to heal wounds. His book is of paracelsian interest?. Con lievi aloni margin. e tracce d?uso ma complessivam. buon esemplare.

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        Monachium. München." Ansicht aus der Vogelschau

      Kupferstich aus Merian 1644. Kupferstich aus Merian 1644. 29.5x36 cm. - Duvigneau 1971 2 - Mit Legende 1 - 31. Unten rechts kurzer Papierabriss außerhalb des Bildes ergänzt

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