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        Matthaei Paris Monachi Albanenfis Angli Historia Maior

      Paris - Apud Viduam G Villielmi Pele, 1644 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce edition of William Watts's revised edition of the life and historical works of Matthaeus Parisiensis. Matthew Paris is commonly regarded as England's greatest medieval historian. He became a monk of St. Albans in 1217, and succeeded Roger Wendover as historiographer of St. Albans in 1236. He drew his information from many documentary sources including papal bulls and royal letters and from conversation with eye-witnesses of the events narrated. His style is graphic; his view is broad; and his opinions are expressed with fervour. Based on an earlier work by Roger of Wendover and also known as Flores historiarum, this is the new edition which first appeared in 1640. It was originally intended to be a mere reprint of Parker's edition,however its editor, Dr William Watts, who was chaplain to Prince Rupert, was regarded as a definite advance on Parker's. It was reissued twice, of which this is the first. Features decorative boarders, capitals and head and tail pieces. Condition: Bound in decorative calf binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed with worn extremities. Both boardsare held by the cords only. Internally, generally firmly bound although endpaper is detached yet present. Frontispiece absent. Marginal tide marks effecting page 15 to page 52. Occasional spot. Slight worming to page 189 through to the back board. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Copperplate ink numbering to half title. Early copperplate ink signature to endpaper dated 1690. Library stamp to half title and title page. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Matthaei Paris monachi Albanensis Angli, Historia Maior. Iuxta exemplar Londinense 1571, verbatim recusa. Et cum Rogeri Wendoveri, Willielmi Rishangeri, authorisque maiori minorique historiis chronicisque MSS, in Bibliotheca Regia, collegij Corporis Christi Cantabrigiae, Cottoniaque, fideliter collata. Huic primum editioni accesserunt, duorum Offarum Merciorum regum; & viginti trium abbatum S. Alb

      Guillielmi Pele, 1644-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. Folio. 38 cm. Contemporary leather. Worn cover. Boards detached. Title page printed in red and black. Spine leather has 6 raised bands, with 7 compartments. Armorial book plate of Baron Maule on verso. Seminary stamps. Internally very good, with clean, unmarked pages. <br><br>&#39;Matthew Paris (d. 1259?) is commonly regarded as England&#39;s greatest medieval historian. The &#39;Historia Anglorum&#39;, begun in 1250, is an abridgement, concentrating on English history, of the &#39;Chronica Majora&#39;, but it also includes some additional material for the period A.D. 1067-1253. Matthew Paris became a monk of St. Albans in 1217, and succeeded Roger Wendover as historiographer of that abbey in 1236. He drew his information from many documentary sources including papal bulls and royal letters and from conversations with eye-witnesses of the events narrated. (...) His style is graphic; his view is broad; and his opinions are expressed with fervour. He condems what he regarded as abuses of the court and church; he rebukes pope, king, nobles, and clergy, when he deems them worthy of blame. Matthew was a man of many interests and attainments&#39;. E. Graves. A bibliography of English history to 1485. Oxford, 1975, 2941

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        COMPENDIVM FACIS LINGVAE ITALICAE

      - LAVRENTII FRANCIOSINI FLORENTINI Senis Italicae, ac Hispanicae Linguae | Professoris. | SENIS, M. DC.XLIV. [1644] Apud Bonettos, Typis Publicis. In 12º (de 14x8,5 cm) com (xii)-264 pags. Encadernação da época em pergaminho flexível. Exemplar com título de posse da época manuscrito sobre a folha de rosto sem afectar a mancha gráfica: ?Frei Feliciano Cabral? Obra sobre gramatica italiana. In 12º (de 14x8,5 cm) with (xii)-264 pags. Binding: contemporary flexible vellum. Copy with a marginal contemporary ownership at title page: ?Frei Feliciano Cabral? Location/localizacao: 7-A2-D-43

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        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 - "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" &#150; (*) and (*)2 &#150; 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A COMMENTARIE OF MASTER DOCTOR MARTIN LUTHER UPON THE EPISTLE OF S. PAUL TO THE GALATHIANS [Galatians]. First collected and gathered word by word out of his preaching, and now out of Latine faithfully translated into English for the unlearned

      London: George Miller, dwelling in the Black-Fryers, 1644. Hardcover. Good. Printer&#39;s device "Anchora Spei" on titlepage (as 1575 first edition)on titlepage. Small quarto later 3/4 calf (corners bumped/creased & edges worn but spine firm and tight). Titlepage + To reader +[6]pp To All Afflicted Consciences which Grone for Salvation +296 leaves (ie 592 pages). Leaf 197 misnumbered 199. MS note on flyleaf "M. Etherington from the Revd S.N. Smith". Front endpapers replaced, titlepage top corner loss & gutter repaired with old laid paper (no loss to any print). Paper very browned, ink spill to top corner of 1st half of book and along fore & lower margins at end - ink nowhere near to text, side-notes or running headers (ref by WING 2nd ed 3510B). *The first English translation of Luther&#39;s influential commentary originally published in 1575 at Black Fryers by Miller&#39;s predecessor Vautrollier. To the Reader is signed 28 April 1575 "Edwinus London" with early ink note "Sandys afterwards Archbishop of York". The importance of this Commentary on Galatians for the history of Protestantism is very great. It presents like no other of Luther&#39;s writings the central thought of Christianity, the justification of the sinner for the sake of the Christ&#39;s merits alone.

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        Traitté de l&#146;origine, demonstration, construction & usage du Quadrant Analematique&#133;

      Paris: Jean Le Brun, 1644. First edition of this description of an instrument by a Mersenne correspondent who was involved in the &#147;Perspective Wars.&#148;

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        Principia philosophiae / Specimina philosophiae: seu Dissertatio de methodo recte regendae rationis, & veritatis in scientiis investigandae: Dioptrice et Meteora

      Amsterdam: Elzevier, 1644 Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Principia philosophiae. Amsterdam, L. Elzevier, 1644, [22], 310 pp., device on title, woodcut illustrations, some full page, without blank leaves at end of preliminaries and at the end; [bound with] Idem - Specimina philosophiae: seu Dissertatio de methodo recte regendae rationis, & veritatis in scientiis investigandae: Dioptrice et Meteora. Ex Gallico translata, & ab auctore perlecta, variisque in locis emendata. Amsterdam, L. Elzevier, 1644, [16], 331 [1] pp., device on title, woodcut illustrations and diagrams in text, tear in Ee3, old marginal paper repaires to a few leaves. 2 works in 1 volume, 8vo. Modern vellum with 5 raised bands (endpapers renewed), title blindstamped on spine. Inkstain and canelled ownership inscription to title of first work, upper margin trimmed closely affecting a few running titles, light dampstaining. Both titles and final leaf inscribed in an early hand "D. Thomas Ramsey ex dono D. Higden." ---- <br><br> Ref. 1. Guibert 118-119 nr. 1. STCN (5, i.a. BL London). BN Paris (2). Willems 1008. Guibert 104-105 nr. 1. STCN (3, i.a. BL London). BN Paris (5). Willems 1008. Krivatsy 3116; Norman 622. - FIRST EDITION of the 1st attempt at a completely mechanistic account of the universe and the direct antecedent to Newton&#39;s "Principia" of 1687. The "Principles of Philosophy" was the only complete version of Descartes&#39; natural philosophy published in his lifetime and the 1st published work in which he presents and defends his vortex theory, the core of his heliocentric model of the universe. Bound with (as often) the 1st Latin edition of "Discourse on Method" incl. the 1st appearance of Descartes&#39; famous Latin phrase "cogito ergo sum". With additional Latin translation of the "Meteores" and "La dioptrique", as examples of the method. Numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams. Woodcut mark on both titles..

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        Relation Aus Parnasso ; Ragguagli di Parnasso ; Erster, Zweyter und Dritter Theil, Das ist, Allerhandt lustige, anmuethige, sowol Politische, Historische als Moralische Discurs, darin nicht allein die heutige Welt . sondern auch allen Privatpersonen viel schoene und nutzliche Lehren zu einem Tugendhafften Leben vorgestellt werden; Sampt Beygefuegtem Politischen Probierstein ., Erstlich von Trajano Boccalini, in Italianischer Sprach beschrieben, jetzund aber in das Teutsche ubersetzt.

      1644 - [22] Bl., 702 S. >> VD17 23:291655Y <<. Traiano Boccalini (* 1556 in Loreto; &#134; 16. November 1613 in Venedig) war ein italienischer Autor politischer Satiren in der Renaissance. 1612 ging er nach Venedig, wo er &#132;Ragguagli di Parnaso" veröffentlichte, die Beschreibung eines imaginären Königreiches, mit der Boccalini die Sitten seiner Zeit kritisierte. Auszüge daraus auch bald danach in Christian Rosencreutz: Die Fama Fraternitatis. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 499 21,5 cm Pergamentband (wie neue Bindung aus dem 19. Jh.) mit handschr. Rückentitel. (sehr verblasst) Farbschnitt. Papier altersbed. durchgehend gebräunt, sonst sehr frisch. Franckfurt/ Jn Verlegung Johann Beyers. Gedruckt bey Caspar Röttel. M.DC.XLIV.

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        Dodona's Grove, Or The Vocall Forrest. The second Edition more exact and perfect then the former; with an Addition of two other Tracts: viz. Parables, reflecting upon the Times. And England's Teares for the present VVarres. By J.H. Esquire

      Printed: 1644. 1594-1666 Quarto , 7 x 5.25 inches. Second edition. (First printing of "Parables" and "England's Tears.") A-Z4. The engraved title by Vaughan is bound before the typographical title page. This copy is bound in old sheepskin and has been rebacked. This, the author's first work, is an allegory based on European politics between 1603 and 1640. The characters are talking trees.

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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.

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        [Opera] C. Iulii Caesaris quae extant. Ex recensione Ios. Scaligeri

      Amstelodami: apud Ioannem Ianssonium, 1644. 12mo. Engraved title page, 3 folding engraved maps (France, Spain, and the Roman Empire), and 5 full-page woodcuts. [16], 532, [68] pp. Full eighteenth-century mottled calf, gilt spine with red leather label, marbled endpapers, red-stained edges. Upper joint split but cords sound, overall very attractive and internally fine

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        Traitté de l&#146;origine, demonstration, construction & usage du Quadrant Analematique

      Paris Jean Le Brun 1644. - First edition of this description of an instrument by a Mersenne correspondent who was involved in the "Perspective Wars.". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L&#146;Ariane&#133;De nouveau reveue, & augmentée de plusieurs Histoires par l&#146;Autheur

      Leyden: François de Hegher, 1644., 1644. Parts in 2 Volumes. 12mo. pp. 6 p.l., 488; 565. additional engraved title & 16 full-page engravings. woodcut printer&#146;s device on title. woodcut ornaments & initials. A pretty copy in 19th century English gilt-tooled straight-grained morocco, gilt backs, all edges gilt (little rubbed). ownership entry of scholar and book collector Henry Joseph Thomas Drury [1778-1841], who numbered Byron among his pupils at Harrow. One of only two novels written by Desmarets, who is best known for his poetry, plays, and religious writings (he was a violent opponent of the Jansenists). Desmarets was a founding member and first chancellor of the Académie Française, and was appointed conseiller du roi, contrôleur-général de l&#39;extraordinaire des guerres, and secretary-general of the fleet of the Levant. It was Desmarets who initiated the lengthy literary battle known as the &#145;Querelle des Anciens and des Modernes&#146; by declaring that the true models for modern French literature were Romance legends and the Bible rather than classical Greek and Roman authors. Berghman 1170. Brunet II 633. Graesse II 370. Rahir 1939. Tchemerzine IV 327n. Willems 1631. cfCioranescu 25661.. Hardcover.

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        Magna bibliotheca veterum patrum et antiquorum scriptorum ecclesiasticorum. in XVII tomos distributa.

      1644 - Livre ancien 17 tomes en 18 volumes in-folio reliure de l'époque plein vélin ivoire, dos à 5 nerfs, titre et tomaison calligraphiés aux dos, tranches mouchetées rouges. Bel ensemble bien complet de cette importante collection de patristique, établie par le chanoine normand Marguerin de La Bigne (vers 1546- vers 1595), dans l'esprit de la Contre-Réforme. Parue en 1575 en 8 vol. pour la première fois, elle fut sans cesse complétée et enrichie. Notre édition est d'un usage facilité par les importants index qui la terminent. Condition : Qq. mq. de couvrure sans gravité aux dos de 3 vol., cachets anciens découpés sur la plupart des titres, ensemble bien relié et intérieur propre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Diverses Figures a l&#39;Eau forte de petits Amours, Anges vollants, et Enfans, propre a mettre sur frontons portes et autres lieux. Ensemble plus.rs sortes de Masques de l&#39;Invention

      30 double-page engraved plates, including the title, each on a stub. 8vo, cont. speckled calf, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: A. Bosse, 1644. First edition of this very appealing and handsome series of engravings by Abraham Bosse after designs by the Italian artist and draughtsman Paolo Farinati (1524-1606). Farinati&#39;s chiaroscuro drawings were often used as "modelli." The plates depict small cupids and angels (22 plates) and eight plates of masks. Paolo Farinati was a highly productive painter and draughtsman from Verona, whose paintings are preserved in many churches. "Farinati&#39;s drawings are held in high esteem and , according to Mariette...he was a gifted draughtsman whose compositions show the influence of Paolo Veronese, though he fails to match Veronese&#39;s expressiveness of light and refinement."-Benezit, Vol. 5, p. 474. Appended at the end are four additional plates from Bosse&#39;s Différentes manères de Dessiner et Peindre (1667) and the suite of four double-page engravings for his Les Quatre Éléments (1630?). These four are entitled "Lefeu," LAir," "Leau," and "La Terre." A very fine copy in fresh condition from the Macclesfield library. The engravings are richly inked. Early engraved bookplate with legend at foot: "This Book is to be sold by J. Groenewegen & A. vander Hoeck in the Strand." They were Dutch emigré booksellers who issued catalogues in London ca. 1723-24. .

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        Some Fruits of Solitude, in Reflections and Maxims Relating to the Conduct of Human Life.

      2 volumes in one, 12mo, contemporary calf, 1, [[14], 158, [6], 1, [6], 117 pp. Calf with moderate wear, and somewhat weak hinges, lacks front endpapers, moderate dampstaining in the second book, index leaf misbound, first page after volume one repaired with some loss of text, final leaf defective with loss of text at the top of the page, early owner's inscription on rear face papers; still a very decent copy. William Penn (1644-1718) was born in London, and in 1681 would make history by founding the colony of Pennsylvania. He started this enterprise with good intentions and considerable resources, and even managed to cultivate good relations with Native Americana in the area. However, by 1685 the colony became a financial failure for Penn, and his vision for an "ideal society" ended. Penn, a Quaker, had his share of squabbles with other religious leaders, but he was fortunate enough to have the means to publish his opinions. The present title was a popular work, and published in several editions. It contains a lot of useful information that presents Penn's views on life. He tells us that diet is important to a balanced life and recommends "eat therefore to live, and do not live to eat." He also tells us that "strong liquors" are not a bad thing if used in moderation. He also felt having good friends was very important, and advises a person to choose them like a wife, "till death separate you." ANB.

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        ARCHAIONOMIA, Sive De Priscis Anglorum Legibus Libri, Sermone Anglico

      1644. Lambard[e], William [1536-1601], Compiler. [Wheelocke, Abraham (1593-1653), Editor]. ARCHAIONOMIA, Sive de Priscis, Anglorum Legibus Libri, Sermone Anglico, Vetustate Antiquissimo, Aliquot ab Hinc Seculis Conscripti, Nunc Demum, Magno Jurisperitorum, & Amantium Antiquitatis Omnium Commodo, Etenebris in Lucem Vocati. Cambridge: Rogeri Daniel, 1644. [xvi], 226, 9 pp. Portions of text in parallel columns. Folio (14" x 9"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, rebacked in period style with raised bands and lettering piece, endpapers renewed. A few scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to edges, front hinge cracked. Title page printed in red and black, woodcut printer device, head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Moderate toning to text, some browning to outer edges of margins, inkspots and dampspotting to a few leaves. * Second edition, corrected, edited and expanded by Wheelocke. With side-notes, index and a preface by Sir Roger Twysden. First published in 1568, this collection of Anglo-Saxon laws presents the original Anglo-Saxon texts and Latin translations in parallel columns. This edition also includes the laws of William I in Norman and Latin, the law of Henry I in Latin and a glossary from a manuscript in the Monastery of St. Augustine. As Holdsworth observed, it is a significant work because it "restored the forgotten Anglo-Saxon laws to the students of the common law. Because they had a direct bearing upon constitutional and legal antiquities, they could be pressed into the service of those who fought the battle of the constitution in the following century... and our laws to be traced back to an antiquity sufficiently remote and obscure to justify many ingenious deductions as to their rightful relations and proper sphere in the modern state.": History of English Law IV:117. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:47(24).

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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 &#39;study&#39; 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 &#39;Table&#39; 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 &#39;Breeches&#39; 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&#39; bella, la piu&#39; 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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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. &#10087; I. Viardot, Jean, "Naissance de la bibliophilie: les cabinets de livres rares," in Histoire des Bibliothèques françaises. Les bibliothèques sous l&#39;Ancien Régime 1530-1789, p. 270-"L&#39;Advis a exercé une influence profonde et durable sur le monde du livre. Il faut admettre avec Dacier qu&#39;il a été pour son temps &#39;un guide, le premier du genre où cette question était traitée d&#39;ensemble et sous tous ses aspects et qu&#39;il a occupé une place et joué un rôle éminents dans l&#39;histoire des idées&#39;." See Archer Taylor&#39;s edition of the Evelyn translation of Naudé&#39;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&#39;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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        THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSES OF DOUGLAS AND ANGUS

      1644. HUME of Godscroft, David. THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSES OF DOUGLAS AND ANGUS. Edinburgh, Printed by Evan Tyler, Printer to the King&#39;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&#39; 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&#39;s, Exemplified Out of the Authentique Registers of Common Life, and Civill Conversation. With Types, or Chyrograms: A long-wish&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39; 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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s coronet instead of a baron&#39;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&#39;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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        ORDONNANTIE OP HET STUCK VANDEN BRANDT,

      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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        THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSES OF DOUGLAS AND ANGUS

      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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        Allegiance Not Impeached, viz. By The Parliament&#39;s taking up of Arms (though against the King&#39;s personall commands) for the just defence of the King&#39;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&#39;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 &#39;evil counsellors&#39; rather than to any action of the King himself. Austine follows this pattern and in his &#39;Address to the Reader&#39; states that he is motivated only by patriotism and that he looked forward to the time when the king would &#145;return in safety and his throne be established in judgement and justice&#146;. , 4to , [12] 49 [1] pp .

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        Satyrae.

      , 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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        Satyrae.

      . 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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        Tessin.

      (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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        [Opera] C. Iulii Caesaris quae extant. Ex recensione Ios. Scaligeri

      Amstelodami: apud Ioannem Ianssonium 1644 Amstelodami: apud Ioannem Ianssonium, 1644. 12mo. Engraved title page, 3 folding engraved maps (France, Spain, and the Roman Empire), and 5 full-page woodcuts. [16], 532, [68] pp. Full eighteenth-century mottled calf, gilt spine with red leather label, marbled endpapers, red-stained edges. Upper joint split but cords sound, overall very attractive and internally fine

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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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