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        The Bible, That is, the Holy Scriptures Contained in the Old and New Testament: Translated According to the Hebrew and Greek, and Conferred with the Best Translations in Divers Languages

      Amsterdam: Thomas Stafford, 1644. (6) + 469 + (1) + 324 + (4) + 267 + (12) pages; (often, the printed numbering incorrect); with maps and illustrations, woodcut tailpieces and initials; following the established tradition of this 'study' bible, with all the apparatus and sidebar annotation for which the style was popularly known; approx. 9 1/4" x 14" folio size; bound in full 19th century brown calf leather, covers with gilt rule border, inner borders and corner floral ornament stamped in blind; gilt-ruled spine, gilt title & date; marbled edges; marbled endpapers; much rubbing and tips wear-through to binding, spine end chipped a little at bottom, top board detached; pages 244-252 at back of New Testament with corners repaired, the final leaves of the group with some loss to the first columns of text at bottom; also pages 265 to the finish of the N.T. with similar loss and repair at bottom corners with loss of text, the final leaf of the second 'Table' apparently lacking; blank endpaper with long repaired closed tear; text and plate pages in generally very clean, very good condition, with a couple of short (1/2") closed marginal edge-tears, occasional spot or soot-mark, occasional page discolor, couple of tiny holes; title page of N.T. with paper fault - a short rub-hole; 2 leaves with an edge-fray chip; mostly, the text clean and evenly tanned; in good condition and a nice example of the last of the Geneva 'Breeches' bibles. . Leather. Good.

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

      Florence: Amadoro Massa & Lorenzo de Landis, 1644 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 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..

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        Il Goffredo, overo, la Gierusalemme liberata

      Paris: Stamperia Reale, 1644. Hard cover. Acceptable/Somewhat compromised copy of a justly admired achievement in French baroque printing. . Folio (38cm); [6] leaves, including printed title and engraved alegorical title page, 504 pages. Numerous engraved vignettes. Somewhat crudely rebound over original sewing, with older half calf dressed in mid-twentieth-century red leatherette over boards. Backstrip worn at crown, heel and joints. Signature A loose. First and last leaves stained in outer margins, with occasional marginal stain within. Stains do not detract from exceptionally handsome typography, making a good copy for rebinding. Tasso Bibliography #215 ("senza dubbio la piu' bella, la piu' nobile edizione che si abbia...").

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        Kino's Historical Memoir of Pimeria Alta, a Contemporary Account of the Beginnings of California, Sonora, and Arizona, By Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, S.J., Pioneer Missionary Explorer, Cartographer, and Ranchman 1683-1711

      2 volumes: 379 pages with frontispiece, three maps and plans; 328 pages with frontispiece, plate, map and index. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/4") issued in maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Head page ends in gilt with deckeled fore-edge. Signed by Bolton. Spain in the West volumes 3 and 4. Limited to 750 copies. First editions.Eusebio Francisco Kino, c.1644?1711, missionary explorer in the American Southwest, was born Segno, in the Tyrol. He was in 1669 admitted to the Jesuit order. A distinguished mathematician, he observed the comet of 1680?81 at Cádiz, publishing his results in his Exposición astronómica de el [sic] cometa (1681). He arrived as a missionary in New Spain in 1681 and was appointed royal cosmographer to accompany the expedition to colonize Lower California. When the settlement in Southern California was abandoned, he went to Pimería Alta (now N Sonora and S Arizona), where he labored as a missionary, explorer, and colonizer until his death. He made more than 50 journeys from his base, the mission of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores in Sonora, frequently with only Native American guides as companions. He established agriculture at the missions he founded and brought in cattle, horses, and sheep; he distributed cattle and seed grain among the Native Americans. In 1701?2 he made two expeditions down the Colorado, on the second reaching the head of the Gulf and proving anew that California was not an island. He was the first to map Pimería Alta on the basis of actual exploration, and his map, published in 1705, and many times reproduced, remained the basis for maps of the region until the 19th century. His valuable historical and autobiographical chronicle, Favores celestiales, was edited by H. E. Bolton as Kino's Historical Memoir of Pimería Alta (1919)

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        Advis pour dresser une Bibliotheque. Presenté à Monseigneur le President de Mesme

      Woodcut device on title. 4 p.l., 164 pp. Thick 8vo, cont. calf (upper joint with small defect at head), spine richly gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: Rolet le Duc, 1644. [oftentimes issued & bound with]:JACOB, Louis. Traicté des Plus Belles Bibliotheques Publiques et Particulieres, qui ont esté, & qui sont à present dans le monde. 10 p.l., 438 pp.; 1 p.l., 439-717, [73] pp. Two parts in one vol. 8vo. Paris: Rolet le Duc, 1644. A most appealing sammelband in fine contemporary state from the library of Claude Marie Févret de Fontette (1710-72), conseiller to the Parliament of Burgundy and editor of the Bibliothèque Historique de France. With Fontette's engraved bookplate. I. Second edition, "reveuë corrigée & augmentée" by Naudé himself, of a work of the greatest importance in the history of book collecting and libraries; Naudé's bibliographic canon still influences us today. It is the first comprehensive guide devoted to how to form a library in which Naudé also stresses the importance of making the library available to the public. One can understand the continuing importance of this book by noting the many reprints in French and translations into other languages well into the 20th century. Naudé (1600-53), Cardinal Mazarin's librarian, "advised collectors to buy books on all subjects, taking pains to seek out the best commentaries and critical editions; the contents were all-important, and nothing was to be bought on account of its antiquity, appearance or associations."-Hobson, Great Libraries, p. 14. Naudé said that it was necessary to gather all types of books, regardless of the author's religion or political beliefs. II. First edition of the first history of public and private libraries ever to be published. It is a scarce book and of great importance owing to the abundance of information contained in it. According to the Index, about 1000 libraries throughout Europe, both public and private, are described, among them many of which there is no further record. The account of English, Scottish, and Irish libraries occupies more than sixty pages and we find descriptions and histories of the various libraries at Oxford, Sion, the cathedral libraries, and many others. The descriptions of the libraries of France (pp. 439-717) are even more comprehensive and exact. Jacob (1608-70), French bibliophile and librarian, was inspired by Gabriel Naudé to write this book. Fine copies. Two ownership inscriptions on first title inked-out at an early date. ❧ I. Viardot, Jean, "Naissance de la bibliophilie: les cabinets de livres rares," in Histoire des Bibliothèques françaises. Les bibliothèques sous l'Ancien Régime 1530-1789, p. 270-"L'Advis a exercé une influence profonde et durable sur le monde du livre. Il faut admettre avec Dacier qu'il a été pour son 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 éminents dans l'histoire des idées'." See Archer Taylor's edition of the Evelyn translation of Naudé's book (Berkeley & Los Angeles: 1950). .

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        Sermones Fideles. Ethici. Politici. OEconomic. Sive Interiora Rerum. Accedunt Faber Fortunae Colores Boni et Mali, &c

      Lugd. Batavorum, Apud Franciscum Hackium, 1644. Small 12mo, 126 x 68 mms., pp. 416 [417 - 419 Index, 420 blank], including engraved title-page, recently rebound in full antique-style calf, morocco label; lower margin slightly wormed throughout but a very good copy. Sermones Fideles, the Latin translation of Bacon's essays, was first published in 1641, and this second edition has been completely reset. The text here consists of 62 essays. William Hazlitt remarked of Bacon, "It is not easy to make room for him and his reputation together. This great and celebrated man in some of his works recommends it to pour a bottle of claret into the ground of a morning, and to stand over it inhaling the perfumes. So he sometimes enriched the dry and barren soil of speculation with the fine aromatic spirit of his genius." Gibson 52a.

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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).

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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

      London: Tho. Harper sold by R. Whitaker, 1644. Hardcover. Very Good-. 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).

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        De Universa Muliebrium Morborum Medicina. Pars Secunda, sive Praxis. Quatuor contenta Libris, in quibus Mulierum Morbis universi, tam qui cunctis foeminis sunt communes, quam qui virginibus, viduis, gravidis, puerperis atque lactantibus peculiares, singulari ordine traduntur, subindeque variae sterilitatis species, earumque naturae, causae, signa et curationes, distincta atque accurata methodo edocentur

      Venezia: Venetiis, apud Paulum Baleonium, 1644. 4to.; 20 hojas, 305 pp. (numeradas desde la 293 a la 598) para ésta Segunda Parte. Más un estado plegado que contiene «Series Morborum Muliebrium, quae etiam continet Indicem Capitum Secundae Partis». Encuadernación en plena piel marbreada, de la época, con lomera ornada. Rodrigo de Castro, nacido en Lisboa en el seno de familia judía de tradición médica (uno de sus tios, Emmanuel Vaëz atendió a cuatro reyes de Portugal) estudió Medicina en Evora y en Salamanca donde recibió los grados de Doctor en Filosofía y en Medicina, para ulteriormente completar sus estudios y practicar en Lisboa, como jóven promesa, con posterioridad a 1580, tiempo en el cual le llegó una propuesta de Felipe II, Rey de Portugal a la sazón, para realizar un viaje a la India con el propósito de recoger hierbas medicinales y estudiarlas científicamente. Rechazó la oferta, sintiendose perseguido ya por la Inquisición, y huyó a Amberes, donde se instaló con su mujer, Catalina Rodriguez, y sus dos hijos, alcanzando allí una alta estima por algunas curas afortunadas, no obstante lo cual, a la reestablecida ocupación española de los Paises Bajos, sintiendose nuevamente inseguro, se trasladó al Norte de Holanda durante algunos años, hasta que un colega, portugués y posiblemente familiar, Enrico Rodriguez, le indujo en 1594 a pasar definitivamente a Hamburgo, la capital hanseatica, ciudad de la que hizo su hogar permante hasta su muerte y a la que dedicó sus devociones y sacrificios, como lo prueba su actuación durante la Peste de 1596. Entre sus pacientes de la época se cuentan el Rey de Dinamarca, el Landgrave de Hesse, el Conde de Holstein y el Arzobispo de Bremen. Durante los treinta y cinco años que residió en Hamburgo su actuación tanto como físico sabio, como de ayuda para la humanidad sufriente le hicieron acreedor de títulos tales como «maestro de su arte» y «príncipe de la medicina de su tiempo». Fue enterrado en el Cementerio de la Congregación Judeo-Portuguesa de Altona. La primera edición de la presente obra, fundamental sobre la Medicina de las Mujeres, apareció en Hamburgo en 1604, y su difusión fue enorme en los Estados Germánicos, con ediciones en Hanover, Colonia y Frankfurt. Su difusión en Europa se debe a esta edición de Venecia, 1644, en dos Partes, de las que la Primera está dedicada a la Anatomía y Naturaleza de la Mujer, mientras que esta Segunda Parte contiene por entero la Práctica Médica en las Enfermedades que afectan a las Mujeres. # Friedenwald, Jewish Luminaries in Medical History, pp. 54-56 : «One of the foremost physicians in establishing Gynaecology in the Renaissance period». # Wellcome, II, pp.312. # Hirsch, I, 681. # Krivatsky, 2289.

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        Cogitata Physico Mathematica. In quibus tam naturae quàm artis effectus admirandi certissimis demonstrationibus explicantur

      Numerous woodcuts in the text. Five parts in one vol. Large thick 4to, cont. blind-stamped vellum, arabesque device in center of each cover. Paris: A. Bertier, 1644. [bound with]: --. Universae Geometriae, Mixtaeque Mathematicae Synopsis: et Bini Refractionum Demonstratarum Tractatus. 16 p.l., 589 pp. Large 4to. Paris: A. Bertier, 1644. First editions and very rare in such fine condition. These two works are important compendia of texts by Mersenne, including several of his most important works on mathematics, optics, physics, and music. The Universae Geometriae is considered to be a supplement to the Cogitata and they are oftentimes found bound together. "This collection comprises De Mensuris, Ponderibus & Nummis Hebraicis, Graecis & Romanis ad Gallica redactis, Hydraulica Pneumatica; arsque navigandi. Harmonia Theorica, Practica, et Mechanica phaenomena; F. Marini Mersenni Minimi Tractatus Mechanicus Theoricus et Practicus; his...Ballistica, et Acontismologia and Universae Geometriae, Mixtaeqve Mathematicae Synopsis, et Bini Refractionvm... "Mersenne's parallel discussions of light and vision run throughout the Cogita and the Universae geometriae. His close English connections are revealed by the inclusion in the optical section of Universae Geometriae of unpublished work by Walter Warner and a version of Hobbes' treatise on optics."­Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, p. 223. The preface to the Cogitata contains the first appearance of his famous statement about perfect numbers, known as "Mersenne's Numbers." The search for Mersenne numbers -- prime numbers -- that occur in decreasing frequency the higher they are is still ongoing, with huge computations utilizing the full capacity of the most advanced computers. Prime numbers, once regarded as numerological oddities, are now of crucial importance for encrypted electronic communication. See Ball, A Short Account of the History of Mathematics, pp. 306-07. "An exceedingly interesting collection...Mersenne was in constant correspondence with all the most celebrated men of his time, namely Galileo, Torricelli, Pascal, Descartes, Fermat, Roberval, &c. and in this collection has published, besides his own writings, most important works and letters of his eminent friends not to be found elsewhere, and including, not only their discoveries, but also their scientific quarrels...these volumes [are] highly important for the history of science."­Libri sale catalogue, 1861. The Cogitata is illustrated with numerous woodcuts showing musical instruments, music, and geometrical diagrams. Fine copies, handsomely bound. With the armorial bookplate of John Stuart, third Earl of Bute (1713-92). Bute formed a magnificent scientific library (see D.N.B.). Book label of Harrison D. Horblit. Ex libris Bibliotheca Mechanica. Very occasionally another much slighter work by Mersenne -- his Novarum Observtionum Physico-Mathematicarum (1647) -- is bound-in following the Universae Geometriae. It is not present here. Mottelay, p. 122. .

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        Martialis Epigrammata Cum Notis (Martial's Epigrams)

      Amsterdam, Utrecht: Johannen Blaev., 1644. Book in Latin. Amsterdam, 1644. This book is bound in whole light brown calf with a fully decorate back with the monogram I.A.G. in each panel, and with the sides perfectly plain excepting for the coat of arms of de Thou in the centre of each side. It was probably bound for Jacques Auguste de Thou the third son of the famous bibliophile, commonly called the second de Thou. The monogram I.A.G. on the back is composed of the combined initials of his mother and father and the arms on the side are those of the de Thou family.was the most celebrated patron of binding during the last part of the 16th century. Son of Christophe de Thou, first President of the Parliament of Paris, he inherited from him a valuable library, containing several books bound for Grolier, which the latter had presented to Christophe, in gratitude for having saved his life and honour. Jacques Auguste was President of the Parliament under Henry IV, a position his son held after him. He had a library of 8, 000 volumes bound in variety of styles. It included Fanfare bindings of the late period in which the spirals were profuse and the foliage elaborate and delicate; the dotted work of Le Gascon in his early days; fawn-colored calf, ornamented with plain gold lines; white vellum stamped with arms; and, most numerous of all, books covered in moroccos, red, olive, and citron, perfectly plain except for his fine cost of arms. These arms vary greatly at different periods of his life, in the following succession. Before he was married they were simply argent with a chevron sable between three gadflies of the same, with a cherub's head as his crest above the escutcheon and his name below, the whole enclosed between two branches of laurel. Later, he added his monogram, L.A.D.T., and this and the arms are on his books up to 1587, when he married Marie Barbancon. After this he impaled his wife's arms, gules with three lions crowned argent, with his own, and modified his monogram to I.A.M. Marie died in 1601, and the followingyear De Thou married Gasparde de la Chastre. Henceforth her arms replaced Marie's, and the monogram becomes I.A.G. He left this linrary in perpetuity to his family, and the eldest son, Francois Auguste, librarian to the king, guarded it till he was beheaded in 1642 at Lyons. The third son of the historian was then put in the palce of Francois, and became the head of the family and the owner of the library, which he enriched with the collection of his father-in-law, Hughes Picardet. His books are known by the combined arms of de Thou and Picardet until 1660, when he was made Baron de Meslay. His arms are henceforth surmounted by a count's coronet instead of a baron's, and in 1677, the Abbe de Samer-aux-Bois sold the collection to meet the creditors of the family. Charron de Menars bought it almost intact, except some of the MSS., which went to the royal library. In 1706, the Marquis de Menars resold the library to the Bishop of Strasburg for 40, 000 pounds, who bequeathed it to his nephew, the Prince de Soubise, and it was only finally dispersed in 1788. by far the greater part of de Thou's Library was plainly in rich red morocco with his arms-a style that was subsequently much copiedby collectors in all countries. This is housed in a custom Sangorski & Sutcliffe signed chemised full brown morocco box with raised bands and gilt lettered on spine. The box is in near new condition with just some light rubbing. The exceptional work you would expect from Sangorski & Sutcliffe.. Full Calf Leather. Near Fine. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        Pharus Galliae Antiquae. Ex Cesare, Hirtio, Strabone, Plinio, Ptolomeo, Itinerariis, Notitiis. Quadripertito Indice Geographico comprehensa. Cum interpretatione Vernacula.

      Ex officina Petri Vernoy 1644 - - Ex officina Petri Vernoy, Molinis (moulin) _1644, Pet. in 12 (7,5x13cm), (64) 272pp., Un Vol. relié. - Edition originale, rare impression de Moulin. Pleine Basane d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Bon exemplaire. Dictionnaire géographique des noms de lieux et villes de France dans les textes des géographes anciens et leurs correspondances en français moderne. Certains articles sont amplement détaillés tel celui sur le Rhin ou le Rhone. L'ouvrage fait état des recherches et études du chronologiste et historien Phillipe Labbé (1607-1667). (64) 272pp. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 575 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      t'Antwerpen Inde Plantijnsche Druckerije 1644 - 15 losse pagina's ( oorspronkelijk niet los, rug van de papieromslag doorgesleten ), originele titelpagina met vignet, 155 x 190mm. Gheboden ende uyt-gheroepen by mijne Heeren, den Onder-schouteth,Borgher-meestern, Schepenen, ende Raedt der Stadt Antvverpen, op den 28. September, 1644. Zeldzaam! Goede staat. 270 g.

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        Histoire Ecclesiastique des Eglises Reformees, recueillies en quelques Valees du Piedmont, & circonvoisines, autrefois appelees Eglises Vaudoises, commençant des l'an 1160 de nostre Seigneur.

      a Geneve, Pour Iean de Tournes, 1644. 1644 In-4° antico (225x158mm), pp. (18) di dedicatoria e di indice dei capitoli, 569, (43) di indice alfabetico bicolonne, (1) bianca, legatura del secolo decimonono in m. pelle con titolo, filetti e fregi romantici in oro al dorso. Impresa tipografica al titolo. Testatine, finalini e capilettera istoriati od ornati incisi su legno. Sparsi aloni marginali e bruniture, lievi quanto usuali. Bell'esemplare. Rarissima prima edizione di uno dei testi di maggiore importanza della letteratura antica sui Valdesi. L'opera è la seconda storia dei Valdesi in assoluto dopo quella del Perrin. "Le projet de cette nouvelle histoire des Vaudois fut conçu immédiatement après l'apparition de l'ouvrage insuffisant de Perrin... L'histoire de Gilles fait source pour les événements qui se sont passées de 1550 à 1640... Gilles doit être lu en regard de Rorengo, qui raconte, à un autre point de vue, les mêmes faits que lui, et qui cherche souvent à le refuter; mais sans succès" (Muston, p. 9). L'opera, notevole per esattezza, imparzialità ed equilibrio di giudizio, è improntata allo schema cronachistico tipico della storiografia del tempo. Hugon & Gonnet, n. 52: "Fu messa all'Indice nel 1645". Desgraves, Répertoire des ouvrages de controverse entre catholiques et protestants en France (1598-1685), II, nn. 5115 e 5173.

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        Provinciae Praesidis Commentarii in patrias Britonum Leges, seu Consuetudines generales antiquiss. Ducatus Britanniae. In luce editi cura et studio V.C. Caroli D'Argentré?

      apud Johannem Jacobi Fil. Schpper 1644 Due parti in un volume di cm. 37, pp. (8) 2163 (num. per colonne) (40). Unito a: Coustumes generales du Pays et Duché de Bretagne... Amstelodami, Joh. Stammii, 1644. Pp. (16) 64 (6). Primo frontespizio in rosso e nero, bei fregi xilografici e capolettera istoriati. Solida legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nrvi. eemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Celebre ed elegante opera sui "Coutumes de Bretagne: La prima edizione del commentario di D'Argentré risale al 1605; la presente è l'ottava. Cfr. Brunet II, 367.

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        De historia plantarum libri decem. Graece & latine. In quibus textum graecum variis lectionibus, emendationibus, hiulcorum supplementis. Latinam Gaza versionem nova interpretatione ad margines: totum Opus absolutissimis cum Notis tum Commentariis, item rariorum Plantarum iconibus illustravit. Joannes Bodaeus a Stapel... Accesserunt Julii Caesaris Scaligeri in eosdem Libros Animadversiones, et Roberti Constanitini Annotationes, cum indice locupletissimo.

      apud Henricum Laurentium 1644 Cm. 37, pp. (20) 1187 (89). Bel frontespizio interamente figurato e centinaia di incisioni xilografiche nel testo raffiguranti varietà di piante e fiori. Solida legatura strettamente coeva in pergamena rigida, dorso a nervi con titoli manoscritti. Qualche naturale brunitura al alcune carte, ma esemplare molto genuino, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Stimata e celebre edizione che presenta il testo latino e greco di questo classico considerato più importante dal punto di vista scientifico-botanico che filologico. Cfr. Nissen, Pritzel, e Choulant.

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        Ad vivium exprimebat.

      Bologna, Guiseppe Longhi and Franciscus Curtus, c.1644. Small folio (275 x 200mm). With engraved title within a garland of flowers and ribbons, 31 engraved plates, reversed images of Robert's 'Variae ac multiformes florum species'. Old boards. A very rare set of engravings after Robert with strong impressions. There is no mention of Robert and all the plates are signed F. Curtus. This set is not mentioned in any of the obvious bibliographies although Curtus or Curti is known as a publisher of other works.

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        Le Parfaict Ioaillier, ou Histoire des Pierreries: ou sont amplement descrites leur naissance, iuste prix, moyen de les cognoistre, & se garder des contrefaites, facultez medecinales, & proprietez curieuses ... et de nouveau enrichi de belles annotations, indices & figures, par André Toll.

      Lyon, Huguetan, 1644. 8vo. pp. (32), 746, (36), with 2 folding tables, engraved device on title and numerous woodcut illustrations. Contemporary mottled calf (head and tail of spine slightly worn). Ward & Carozzi 254. First edition in French of Boodt's fundamental manual on mineralogy and gemmology. Boodt (ca.1550-1632), court physician to Rudolf II, 'made the first attempt at a systematic description of minerals, dividing the minerals into great and small, rare and common, hard and soft, combustible and incombustible, transparent and opaque. He usues a scale of hardness expressed in three degrees and notes the crystalline forms of some minerals (triangular, quadratic, and hexangular). ... He enumerates about 600 minerals that he knows from personal observation, and describes their properties, values, imitations, and medical applications. There are also tables of values of diamonds according to their size and short description of the polishing of precious stones' (Wlodzimierz Hubicki in DSB). The woodcuts illustrate crystals, gemstones, and a variety of cutting and polishing equipment

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        Topographia Franconiae - Topographia Archiepiscopatum, Moguntinensis...- Topographia Bavaria

      Merian, Frankfurt, 1644. Hardcover (rebound in leather). Good Condition. 3 volumes bound in one each with separate title pages, rebound in full black morocco. Franconiae dated 1648 in the dedication (but likely a ca. 1679 reimpression), the others, 1646 and 1644 on the title pages. Scattered paper flaws, old repairs and tears (including a long tear to first title page), some old cellotape repairs to first title and elsewhere (significant cellotape repair to a few of the large folding plates including a view of Nuremberg), scattered browning and light dampstains, creases. Restitched by machine a bit close so that the inner gutter is not visible on the double page plates. With 44 plates, maps and views in Topographia Franconiae - the plate list is a bit difficult, but apparently missing 2. 41 plates, maps and views in Archiepiscopatum, Moguntinensis and 58 in Bavaria. In both cases apparently complete as compared to the rather obscure plates lists, but often bound out of order. Two plates detached but present. Most folding or double page, many plates with multiple views. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Travel & Places; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043172. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        Allegiance Not Impeached, viz. By The Parliament's taking up of Arms (though against the King's personall commands) for the just defence of the King's Person, Crown, and Dignity, the Laws of the Land, Liberties of the Subject;

      London: Rich. Cotes for Joh. Bellamy. 1644. First Edition. Hardcover. Three quarter calf over marbled boards, some bumping to corners, spine ends and corners rubbed, bookplate on front pastedown, title page within border of printer's flowers, pamphlet trimmed close to text at upper margin but with no loss of text, some toning to paper but text remain clear and unmarked. (Wing A4253), Robert Austine (bap.1593-1661) was am Anglican clergyman and political pamphleteer. This current work is his best known. In it he seeks to show that it was the Oath of Allegiance to the Crown that compelled Parliament and its supporters to take up arms against King Charles I. While such an argument sounds strange to us now, it was one which had been deployed in various forms in both the run up to and in the early stages of the Civil War. It seems even those opposed to the King either believed in the ideal of monarchy or felt the need to assert that they did and so disagreements with the King were attributed to his 'evil counsellors' rather than to any action of the King himself. Austine follows this pattern and in his 'Address to the Reader' states that he is motivated only by patriotism and that he looked forward to the time when the king would ‘return in safety and his throne be established in judgement and justice’. , 4to , [12] 49 [1] pp .

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      , 1644. . Juvenal, Decimus Junius. SATYRAE. [and] A. Persius Flaccus. SATYRAE. Parisiis, E Typographica Regia, 1644. 1st of this edition. Folio. New quarter morocco and paper boards lettered in gilt on the spin e. New endpapers with the originals preserved. [1]-149, [150- 153], 154-179 [1] pp., engraved devices on the title and the last pages of the texts, engraved headpieces and initials. Text in Latin with occasional Greek words. Foxing with marginal damp-staining along the extreme top edges and the top, bottom and fore-edges on the last three pages, none affecting text. De Vinne bookplate laid in. A beautiful copy in very good condition. BMC. Hard Cover. Book condition: Near fine

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        Idea Universae Medicinae Practicae : Libris VIII Absoluta

      Apud Ludovicum Elzevirium Amsterdam 1644. Good+ with no dust jacket First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Rebacked with original spine laid down, edgewear, owner's signature. Solid hardcover.; Later [18th century?] full calf binding with gilt rulings, five compartment spine with gilt rulings, stamps and lettering. Latin language text. Scarce first Elzevir printing, complete in 8 books; ref Berghman 579. No errata present. Not in Garrison and Morton, although Jonston's earlier Thaumatographia naturalis is # 287. Translated into English in 1657 by Nicholas Culpeper as The Idea Of Practical Physick, Wing STC 1018. A well regarded physician and naturalist, Jonston was Polish-born of Scottish immigrants. A Calvinist, he studied at St Andrew's, Cambridge and Leidin, received his MD from Leiden in 1634, and spent most of his life practicing and teaching in Poland. An uncommon first edition of this important textbook of clinical medicine.; [xii] 759 [12] pages

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        Ortus medicinae. Id est, initia physicae inaudita; Opuscula medica inaudita.Amsterdam: Ludovic Elzevier,, 1648. First edition.

      A fine copy, heavily annotated in a contemporary hand, of this "masterwork of one of the most original geniuses in the history of science and medicine" (Neville). PMM 135; Norman 1048; Heirs of Hippocrates 409 & 409; Garrison-Morton 665.<br/><br/> "Helmont, who was himself an alchemist, marks the transition from alchemy to chemistry in the modern sense, and it is not surprising to find that he was much studied by Robert Boyle who adopted many of his ideas. Helmont therefore stands at the very beginning of the chemical revolution which was completed by Lavoisier in the eighteen century." (PMM). "Helmont was one of the founders of biochemistry. He was the first to realize the physiological importance of ferments and gases, and indeed invented the word 'gas'. He introduced the gravimetric idea in the analysis of urine. Helmont published very little during his life. The above work is a collection of his writings , issued by his son, Franz Mercurius. (Garrison-Morton). <br/><br/> "A Belgian mystic, Helmont was nonetheless the most prominent chemist of the first half of the seventeenth century. Originally an alchemist and a follower of Paracelsus in that his outlook was universal, he himself marks the transition from alchemy to the science of chemistry in the modern sense" (Heirs of Hippocrates). "In this work, Helmont established his name as one of the founders of biochemistry, although some authorities believe that he is perhaps overrated because of his vacillations between mysticism and science. In any event, his discovery of digestive juices in the stomach and intestine, and especially his first use of the specific gravity of urine for diagnostic purposes, mark him as a man of no insignificant importance in the history of medicine" (Heirs of Hippocrates). "Though separately paginated 'Opuscula medica inaudita' is considered a part of the whole volume, as indicated by the 'Index tractatum' on 5*5 - 5*6. Originally published as a separate work in 1644, 'Opuscula medica inaudita' contains reprints of Helmont's treatises on the stone, on fevers, on the errors of humoral pathology, and on the plague" (Norman).. 4to (200 x 155 mm), contemporary vellum, complete with the often lacking engraved double portrait of Helmont and his son, pp [36] 1-88, 87-158, 161-176, 175-382, 373-452, 457-800; [8] 1-110 [2], [1-2] 3-115 [1], [1-3] 4-88. Faint rubber stamp to the title. Inscriptions: Front end paper with a medieval poem, by Lucas de Penna, that answers the rhetorical question What is a book?, verso with quotation from the preface of William Gilbert's De Magnete, small piece of paper pasted on the page 'Olaus O(e?)strings Keric' [Obtains this on 28 Sept 1654], last page 'For the Glory of God alone // Finished annotating (imprinting)18 Sept 1655', 25-page manuscript index bound it at the end; rear paste down: these lines appear to be quotations from the book itself

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      . Juvenal, Decimus Junius. SATYRAE. [and] A. Persius Flaccus. SATYRAE. Parisiis, E Typographica Regia, 1644. 1st of this edition. Folio. New quarter morocco and paper boards lettered in gilt on the spin e. New endpapers with the originals preserved. [1]-149, [150- 153], 154-179 [1] pp., engraved devices on the title and the last pages of the texts, engraved headpieces and initials. Text in Latin with occasional Greek words. Foxing with marginal damp-staining along the extreme top edges and the top, bottom and fore-edges on the last three pages, none affecting text. De Vinne bookplate laid in. A beautiful copy in very good condition. BMC. Hard Cover. Book condition: Near fine

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        DE IVRE EMPHYTEVTICO TRACTATUS... Fulginae, apud Augustinum Alterium, MDCXLIV (1644).


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      (PAPPUS, Leonhard.) Epitome rerum Germanicarum ab anno MDCXVII ad XLIII gestarum. No place, 1644. 16mo. Engr. title,+ 3-249 pp. Contemporary vellum. Från Carl Gustaf Tessins bibliotek, med hans namnteckning på titelbladet och "til nya biblioth" på försättsbladet. Med Johan Henrik Schöders exlibris och troligen hans anteckningar på försättsbladet. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. VD17 23:256610T. Warmholtz 4154. Författarskapet är omtvistat. Oftast utpekas Leonhard Pappus som författare, men ibland även Johan Adler Salvius eller Thomas Carve. Leonhard Pappus (1607-77), var präst och historiker, verksam vid domkapitlet i Augsburg. Den första upplagan kom 1643 troligen under titeln "Compendium belli Germanici" och sedan utgiven i en mängd upplagor med varierande titlar. Carl Gustaf Tessins (1695-1770) stora bibliotek, huvudsakligen på Åkerö, skingrades liksom hans övriga samlingar vid flera olika tillfällen, genom donationer, försäljningar och utmätningar, redan under Tessins livstid, och via auktioner efter hans död. Det stora biblioteket såldes till kronprinsen redan 1757, och därefter skapades det "Nya biblioteket". Här har boken gått omvägen via Schröder till Ericsberg

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        Military Instructions for the Cavallrie: Or Rules and Directions for the Service of Horse

      Cambridge: Roger Daniel, 1644. Title continues: Collected out of divers forrein Authours, Ancient and Modern: And Rectified and Supplied, according to the present practise of the Low-Country Warres. Second edition (first published in 1632.) 11 pages of fore-matter + 51 pages. Additional engraved title page and 5 engraved plates (including 2 double-page) included in pagination and 6 double-page plates inserted at rear. Photographic facsimile of 2 double-page plates (including one of the plates present at the rear) inserted at page 21. Modern full brown morocco binding; red title label on spine with gilt lettering. Very scarce classic about a topic with few contemporary references. . A few leaves have very old paper repairs in margins. Light foxing and toning. A few chips and short tears to some plates. The original worn bookplate by A. Burden for Captain Rober Seton (probably of the 3rd Regiment of Guards and Governor of Blackness Castle) is laid in. Overall, very presentable. This edition includes a new appendix of additional notes by Cruso and a poem dedicated to Cruso by Colonel Edmund Harvey, the commander of a Parliamentarian cavalry regiment. Only microfilm copies listed in WordCat; but six libraries are said to have printed editions. . Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by C. van Dalen. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Saxonis Grammatici historiæ danicæ libri XVI.

      Stephanus Iohannis Stephanius summo studio recognovit notisq; uberioribus illustravit. Sorö, Joachimi Moltkenii, 1644. Folio. Grav. titelblad,+ (6),+ 384,+ (22),+ (2, blanka) s. [Nytt titelblad:] Stephanis Johannis Stephanii Notæ uberiores in historiam danicam Saxonis Grammatici. Una cum prolegomenis ad easdem notas. Sorö, Henrici Crusii, 1645. Folio. 60,+ 252,+ (22) s. Med 23 träsnittsillustrationer och tabeller i texten. Det graverade titelbladet uppfodrat. Cc-arket (sid. 301-312) är dubblerat. Fuktrand i yttermarginal de första 150 sidorna samt återkommande mot slutet. Enstaka småfläckar. Samtida pergamentband, något trasigt i ryggen. Delvis överstruken namnteckning på titelbladet. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Bibl. danica III, 9. Thesaurus 668. Brunet V, 175. Graesse VI, 287. Warmholtz 2631. Carlander III, s. 564ff. Den första på vetenskaplig grund utgivna Saxoupplagan, utgiven av den lärde Stephan Stephanius. Tillsammans med hans noter var utgåvan av banbrytande betydelse för Saxoforskningen och ersattes inte förrän Müllers utgåva utkom 1839. Stephanus noter utkom i en faksimilutgåva 1978. En stor mängd av felaktigheter kunde här rensas bort från 1514-års Parisupplaga. Även Warmholtz hyllar Stephanus noter och anmärkningar

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        TOPOGRAPHIA BAVARIAE, das ist Beschreib. und Aigentliche Abbildung der Vornembsten Stätt und Orth in Ober und Nieder Beyern, der Obern Pfaltz, Und Andern, zum Hochlöblichen Baÿrischen Craiße gehörgen Landschafften

      Frankfurt, 1644. (probably ca. 1664) ________ VIEWS OF 17th CENTURY BAVARIA - 2 double-page maps & 91 town views, plans and buildings, etc. ________ Folio (about 12 ¼" x 8 ¾"). Signatures: Engraved title-page, A4-K4, L6. Pagination: [1}-38, [2], 39-84, [7]; between E3 and E4 there is an unpaginated leaf with special instructions to the bookbinder to insert this leaf between the copper plates of old and new Oetingen ("Der Buchbinder wird hiemit erinnert diese Beschreibung..."). The work ends with a six-page index and a final page giving instructions to the bookbinder as to where maps and plates are to be placed. Decorative lead letters, head- and tail-pieces. Two maps and 52 plates showing 91 views, plans, buildings, and others when you count all illustrations including insets. ________ Binding is contemporaneous full vellum with rounded spine. Condition: Vellum covers soiled and evidence of ties, some soiling and light staining at places, a few plates mended at folds. Early remargin at bottom of leaf F1 (pages 41/42) affecting a few letters and some early brown spotting along the stub pasted to the Newstatt plate (between pp. 36/37); front fore-edge vellum turn-in beginning to pull away; a few marginal notations and ownership notation on front endpaper, all in an early hand, and small bookseller description pasted to verso of first endpaper. Even with these minor imperfections, overall the volume is a very sound and fine copy with nice sharp images of the fine engraved plates. ________ This exceptional picture book on Bavaria contains an engraved title page, a large armorial cut illustration (p. 69), two double-page maps, and 52 plates comprising 91 illustrations (some plates with insets) of town plans, views street scenes, and buildings, many being stub-mounted double page layouts (42) and some with additional foldouts (6) by the Swiss born engraver and publisher Matthaeus Merian (1593-1650). ________ Merian is best known for his twenty-one volume series with collaborator German geographer, Martin Zeiler (1589-1661) which is collectively called Topographia Germaniae series which is still regarded as one of the most important Seventeenth Century works of illustration. It&#146;s importance is belied by the facsimile edition of 1962 (Barenreiter Verlag, Kassel & Basel), This monumental achievement between 1642 and 1688 included over 2,000 plates etched and engraved by Merian and his sons Matthaus and Caspar. There are beautiful views of medieval Bavarian walled towns like Amberg, Auerbach, Bernau, Deckendorff, Erding, Fridberg, Mulldorff, Newstatt, Schrobenhausen, Weilmeim, and many others, All towns & cities are arranged in alphabetical order as one proceeds through the volume up to p. 71 at which point we begin with another alphabetical listing of smaller towns and villages including Dachau and many others. A complete Register/Index appears at the end. ________ Two copies of the Merian &#145;Bavaria&#146; are recorded in American Book Prices Current: one in 1991 at Sotheby&#146;s listed as "1644 (but c.1660)&#133;with engraved title, 4 double-page maps & 57 plates" which went for £4,800 ($7,872), and one twenty-nine years ago on Nov. 27, 1980 at Christie&#146;s which most closely approximates our copy with "2 double-page maps & 51 plates & plans" --with several faults&#151; which went for £2,400 ($5,736). OCLC list copies at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University Libraries, Dartmouth College, the University of Chicago, Boston University, Saint Johns University, and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas-Austin. Six other copies are listed in German university libraries and the Herzog August Bibliothek. No copy listed mentions the inserted plate between the old and new Oetingen plates. ________ Graesse VI, 509; Brunet V, 1529-30.

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        Lex, Rex: the Law and the Prince

      1644. first edition. The King Is Law!""No. The Law Is King""Then Burn That Book!" Said His MajestyRUTHERFORD, Samuel. Lex, Rex: The Law and the Prince. A Dispute for the just Prerogative of King and People. Containing the Reasons and Causes of the most necessary Defensive Wars of the Kingdom of Scotland, and of their expedition for the ayd and help of their dear Brethren of England. In which their Innocency is asserted, and a full Answer is given to a Seditious Pamphet, Intituled, Sacro-Sancta Regum Majestas, or The Sacred and Royall Prerogative of Christian Kings:... In XLIV Questions. London: Printed for John Field, and are to be sold at his house upon Addle-hill, neer Baynards-Castle, Octob. 7. 1644. First edition, complete. Quarto (7 1/8 x 5 3/8 in; 180 x 137 mm). 467 (i.e. 435) pp (A4, a-d4, B-Z4, Aa-Ii4, Kk-Rr2, Ss-Zz4, Aaa-Nnn4, Ooo2; error in pagination: nos. 281-312 omitted). Full late eighteenth century calf. Sprinkled edges. Margins trimmed to side notes with mild intrusion at a few leaves. Joints neatly, near invisibly repaired. Headcap restored A very good copy of a book rarely found in collectable condition, if found at all.The excessively scarce, enormously important treatise on limited government and constitutionalism, with only two complete copies falling under the hammer within the last thirty-five years.Lex, Rex [1644], along with Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos [Basel, 1579] and Locke&#39;s First Treatise of Government [1790], was responsible for the utter destruction of the divine right of kings as a political concept in Western civilization. In the turbulent times that were seventeenth century England, both the English monarchy and the Church of England underwent significant change, often brought about by bloody means. Rutherford&#39;s text was written at the height of conflict, when he spoke not only against monarchy as a form of government, but also spoke against both Roman Catholicism and the Church of England, in favor of the independence of the (Presbyterian) Church of Scotland. For his trouble, the publication of Lex, Rex was banned, and it was even made criminal to possess a copy. Rutherford himself was condemned to die, although he died of natural causes before sentence could be carried out.The first treatment of rule by law, not by men, based upon the separation of powers and covenant between king and subjects, (foreshadowing the social contract), and which laid the foundation for later political philosophers Thomas Hobbes and John Locke. As such, this volume sowed the seeds for modern political systems, including that of the United States."The title, Lex, Rex, is a play on the words that convey the meaning the law is king. When theologian Samuel Rutherford published the book in 1644, on the eve of the revolutions that rocked the English nation from 1645 through 1688, it caused a sensation, and provoked a great deal of controversy. It is ostensibly an argument for limited monarchy and against absolute monarchy, but its arguments were quickly perceived as subversive of monarchy altogether, and in context, we can perceive that it provided a bridge between the earlier natural law philosophers and those who would further develop their ideas: the Leveller movement and such men as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Algernon Sidney, which laid the basis for the American Republic."This book has long been undeservedly neglected by scholars, probably because it is written as a polemic in the political and sectarian controversies that are distasteful to later generations, and many of its references are somewhat obscure, but a closer reading reveals how it laid the foundation for the contractarian and libertarian ideas that came to be embodied in the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution."Rutherford&#39;s main idea is that in the politic realm the real sovereign is the people, and that all officials, including monarchs, are subject to the rule of law, a phrase Rutherford uses only once, in Question 26, "Whether the King be above the Law or no", but this is the book that developed the contrast between the rule of law and the rule of men. He does not use the term social contract, but does develop the earlier idea of covenant in a way that leads naturally to the idea of the social contract. He also develops the idea of a separation of powers between legislative (nomothetic), executive (monarchic), and judicial functions, in a way that they can balance one another, in a mixed constitutional order that combines the best features of monarchic, aristocratic, and democratic forms of government."What made the book controversial was Rutherford&#39;s argument that not only does the magistrate lose his authority when he violates the law, but that it is a right, and perhaps even a duty, for the people to resist such violations" (Roland Jon. Introduction to Lex. Rex, 2002 edition, at Rutherford (c.1600&#150;1661) "published a number of major works, including Lex, Rex, or, The Law and the Prince (1644), a lengthy and sometimes bitter defence of armed resistance to Charles I. It was written in response to Sacro-sancta regum majestas (1644) by the deposed bishop of Ross, John Maxwell, and drew on Calvinist resistance theory and the political theory of Spanish neo-scholastics. It argued that legitimate government was grounded in a covenant between king and people. Because Charles I had violated his covenant with the Scottish people by trying to force idolatry upon them, they had been duty bound to resist him by force under the authority of lesser magistrates."The restoration of Charles II in 1660 augured ill for Rutherford. In September the committee of estates issued a declaration against Lex, Rex and copies of the book were burned in Edinburgh and outside New College in St Andrews. Rutherford was deprived of his position in the university, his charge in the church, and his stipend, and was confined to his own house. He was cited to appear before parliament on a charge of treason and his friends feared that he might well face execution. However, early in 1661 Rutherford fell seriously ill. On 8 March he issued a last will and testimony, and near the end of the month he died, at St Mary&#39;s College, St Andrews" (Oxford Online DNB).Wing R2386.

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        Journal ou Suite du Voyage de Siam. En Forme des Lettres Familieres Fait en M. DC. LXXXV. Et M. DC. LXXXVI

      Small 8vo (6 1/4x4), period vellum, inked spine title, [4], 377, [3] pp. Vellum is a little stained and soiled, internally clean; a very nice copy. Choisy (1644-1724) was a missionary that was sent to Siam by Louis XIV to convert the king of Siam to Christianity. The format for this work is a diary that provides details of his trip. Prior to joining the missionary, Choisy appears to be an eccentric character, who was known to dress in woman's clothes. His memoirs were first published in 1732, and it appears they are still in print. The current work was first published in Paris a year earlier, and a second edition appears to have come out came out in that same year (1687).

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        Opuscula medica inaudita

      Cologne: Kalcoven, (i.e. Amsterdam, Elzevier), 1644 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 16mo. 3 parts in 1 Vol. (4) 230, (1) 219, (20), (1) 180, (2) pp. Contemporary vellum, slightly soiled and foxed. All three parts with section title leaf. First Elzevier Edition - Krivatsy 5441 - Parkinson-Lumb 1177 - Osler 2931 - Wellcome III, 241 - Willems 1009 - Goldsmid II, 78 - Contains the following 4 papers: De Lithiasi (first print), De febribus/de humoribus Galeni (second print), De peste (first print)..

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        Politicarum dissertationum syntagma.

      Amsterdam, I. Ianssonium, 1644. 12:o. Grav. titelblad,+ (22),+ 540 s. Fuktrand inledningsvis, s. 251-252 med reva och med lagerfläckar på snitten. Samtida pergamentband med senare handmålad rygg med röda och blåa blommor. Collijn sp. 531, som angivit både titeln från smutstitelbladet och, som här, från det graverade titelbladet. Fint exemplar av den andra upplagan, utgiven med ny titel. Den första utkom i Leiden 1637 med titeln "De ordinantia republica, dissertationum libri quatuor" Med tryckt dedikation till Axel Oxenstierna. Enligt Björne (sid. 29) utkom första upplagan 1642 och han kallar verket för " ett omfattande arbete i något, som kunde kallas "statsklokhet, "." En tredje upplaga utgavs i Frankfurt 1673

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        De historia plantarum libri decem. graece and latine. in quibus textum graecum variis lectionibus, emendationibus, hiulcorum supplementis. latinam gaza versionem nova interpretatione ad margines: totum opus absolutissimis cum notis tum commentariis, item rariorum plantarum iconibus illustravit. joannes bodaeus a stapel... accesserunt julii caesaris scaligeri in eosdem libros animadversiones, et roberti constanitini annotationes, cum indice locupletissimo. amstelodami, apud henricum laurentium, 1644.

      Cm. 35, pp. (20) 1187 (89). Bel frontespizio interamente figurato e centinaia di incisioni xilografiche nel testo raffiguranti varieta' di piante e fiori. Solida legatura strettamente coeva in pergamena rigida. Dorso a nervi, piatti inquadrati da filetti e con rosone centrale. Esemplare genuino, marginoso e ben conservato. Una fenditura esterna ad una cerniera, ma in ottimo stato di conservazione, con poche tracce d'uso. Ex libris. Stimata e celebre edizione che presenta il testo latino e greco di questo classico considerato piu' importante dal punto di vista scientifico-botanico che filologico. Cfr. Nissen, Pritzel, e Choulant.

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        Biblia thad er, Øll Heilog Ritning, ut løgd a Norrænu. Med Formaalum D. Martin Luther.

      Prentud ad nya a Hoolum, 1644. Folio. Nyere helldrbd. i sort oaseged. Ophøjede bind på ryg. Med det træskårne titelblad opklæbet. De første 51 blade er restaureret med hovedsageligt teksttab i marginer. Yderligere 27 blade lidt restaureret med kun lidt eller intet teksttab.Folio. Recent full black morocco-binding with raised bands and gilt title to back. Woodcut title-page mounted. First 51 leaves restored with a some text-loss mainly to margins. Another 27 leaves restored with only minor or no loss of text.. Thorlaks-Bibelen er den anden islandske folio-bibel, revideret af Biskop Thorlakur Skulason. Yderst sjældent forekommende. "The printing and the whole make-up ofthis edition is much inferior to that of the Gudbrands biblia. In revising the text Bp. Thorlakúr made use of Resen's Danish Bible and this was the source of various Danicisms which crept in. Rev. Sveinn Jónsson assisted in bringing out this edition."(Halldor Hermannsson "Icelandic Books of the 17th century", p. 11-13).Fiske p.44-Klose No 3277. - Darlow & Moule 5491

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