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        Amsterdams Dam-praetje, van wat outs en wat nieuws en wat vreemts.Amsterdam, Jan van Soest, 1649. 4to. With woodcut illustration on title-page, repeated as tailpiece. Modern half sheepskin parchment.

      Asher 263 and pp. 197-198; Borba de Moraes, p. 33; Knuttel 6477; Sabin 1351. First edition of a pamphlet criticizing the conduct of the Dutch West India Company (WIC) in Brazil, in the form of conversations between five men on Dam square in Amsterdam. It's a vehement attack on the WIC and the Dutch government concerning their strife with Portugal in Brazil. Since 1645 the Portuguese had violently resisted Dutch rule in Brazil, which depleted the treasury of the WIC. This, exacerbated by internal corruption, nearly bankrupted the WIC. The Dutch government's debate whether to financially support the WIC or not, led to many pamphlets by opponents and supporters of the government's plans. The conversation is held between two Dutchmen, a Portuguese, an Englishman and a director of the WIC. The pamphlet argues that Portugal must protect itself against Dutch privateers and that the Netherlands should not try to retake Brazil and Angola. It also urges peace, and claims the Portuguese are making efforts in the peace negotiations in contrast to the "monster" WIC.Slightly browned, with a few small spots, otherwise very good. Binding in very good condition as well.

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        Gesamtansicht, darunter Erklärungen.

      - Kupferstich v. Merian, 1645, 18 x 34,5

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        Lucii Cornelii Europaei monarchia solipsorum. Advirum clarissimum Leonem Allatium. [Amsterdam: Elzevier], 1648. [Bound with] Regnum et regia Plutonis. Sive de Inferni et inferorum laudibus. Dissertatio festiva. Auctore. Vincentio Mussa.

      Hardcover. Small 12mo. Two books bound together. Full contemporary vellum. 1.) J-C. Scoti, Monarchia solipsorum. Second Edition. pp. 158, [4]. First printed in Venice, 1645. This second edition was printed by Elzevier. Pages are generally clean. A bibliographical note (listing several references) and an old ownership inscription - "ex bibliotheca Kripperdorfia" - are written in old hand on the front blank. The Monarchia solipsorum is bitter satire written against the Jesuits which, in its day, caused quite a sensation. The author describes a secret society of "Solipsen" (those who wish to govern entirely) understood to mean the Jesuits. The supposed laws, secret instructions and clandestine operations of the organization are discussed. The author's name is given as Lucius Cornelius Europaeus which is a pseudonym. Authorship is usually attributed to an ex-Jesuit named Jules Clement Scoti. Some, however, believe Melchior Inchofer (who's name appeared on a later edition) is the true author. The book also contains a dedication to the Greek scholar Leo Allatius by Timotheus Cursantius. [Willems 1648; Berghman 1535; Querard, Les Supercheries 789; Caillet 10067 - listing the French translation and the 1645 edition]. 2.) Vincentio Mussa, Regnum et regia Plutonis. Frankfort: Johannis Berner, 1646. First Edition. pp. 174. LACKS frontispiece. Small piece missing from fore-edge margin of title page - neatly repaired with paper contemporary to the book. Pages are generally clean. An essay written in praise of Hell. Only edition. Uncommon. [Rosenthal 2241; Graesse Bibl. Magica, p. 8; VD17 39:115241D; ]

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        Amsterdams Dam-praetje, van wat outs en wat nieuws en wat vreemts.Amsterdam, Jan van Soest, 1649. 4to. With woodcut illustration on title-page, repeated as tailpiece. Modern half sheepskin parchment.

      - Asher 263 and pp. 197-198; Borba de Moraes, p. 33; Knuttel 6477; Sabin 1351. First edition of a pamphlet criticizing the conduct of the Dutch West India Company (WIC) in Brazil, in the form of conversations between five men on Dam square in Amsterdam. It's a vehement attack on the WIC and the Dutch government concerning their strife with Portugal in Brazil. Since 1645 the Portuguese had violently resisted Dutch rule in Brazil, which depleted the treasury of the WIC. This, exacerbated by internal corruption, nearly bankrupted the WIC. The Dutch government's debate whether to financially support the WIC or not, led to many pamphlets by opponents and supporters of the government's plans. The conversation is held between two Dutchmen, a Portuguese, an Englishman and a director of the WIC. The pamphlet argues that Portugal must protect itself against Dutch privateers and that the Netherlands should not try to retake Brazil and Angola. It also urges peace, and claims the Portuguese are making efforts in the peace negotiations in contrast to the "monster" WIC.Slightly browned, with a few small spots, otherwise very good. Binding in very good condition as well. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Schouburgh der Nederlandse veranderingen, geopent in ses tooneelen, waer op de wisselbeurten des Vereenigde Staets door den Fransen oorlog gebrouwen, in historieele sinnebeelden, vertoont en beschreven zijn.Amsterdam, the author, 1674. Small folio (28.5 x 19 cm). With engraved frontispiece and 6 large engraved folding plates by Romeyn de Hooghe (plate size ca. 23 x 35 cm). Contemporary vellum.

      - Hollstein IX, p. 120, 103-108 (lacking frontispiece); Landwehr, De Hooghe book illustrator 38; STCN (7 copies). Rare first edition, with fine emblematic plates, illustrating the injustice and cruelty of the war waged by Louis XIV of France against the free and independent Dutch Republic. Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708) was unquestionably the most gifted and the most prolific Dutch book illustrator of the second half of the 17th century. His work displays the political grandeur and disasters of war in the Dutch Republic, including the disastrous year 1672, depicted dramatically and with great splendour. The large plates are richly designed and full of intricate emblems and allegories, fully explained in the accompanying text; an emblematic poem is added to each plate. With manuscript annotation in ink on pastedown. Slightly browned throughout with some thumbed margins, edges of frontispiece slightly frayed, otherwise in very good condition. Head of front board restored, binding otherwise good.

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        Journael, ofte dach-register vande Voyagie, ... Naer de Oost-Indien, in den Iaren 1601 1602 ende 1603. Vervattende de vermaerde zee-slagh, met zijn 5 schepen gedaen voor Bantam..

      Amsterdam: Jan Jansz, 1645. Waterstains in margins but in good condition.. Oblong folio, 28 pp.;, bound in full dark-brown oasis. First edition of one of the first Dutch voyages across the Indian Ocean, published as one of the pieces that make up Commelin's voyage collection Begin ende Voortgangh.Harmensz was in joint command of the third major voyage by the Dutch to the East-Indies, in 1601-1603, the so-called Moluccan Fleet which set out to establish a new Dutch presence in the East Indies. The five ships reached Bantam, Java, at the end of 1601 where they were confronted by a substantial Portuguese fleet of thirty ships under the command of Andrea Fortade de Mendoça. Harmensz's conquest of the Portuguese fleet marked a turning point in the history of the region, bringing to a close the domination of the Portuguese and Spanish in the Spice Trade to Europe.Of special interest to us today is that one of the five ships of Harmensz's fleet was the Duyfken, then under the command of Willem Cornelisz Schouten. This was her first voyage; returning to Europe in 1603, she was quickly turned round and came back to the East Indies in the fleet of van der Hagen with Willem Janszoon as skipper. On her second voyage she was sent separately to the southeast, and subsequently reached Cape York Peninsula and charted the Australian coastline.The mention of the Duyfken in Harmensz's text is one of remarkably few printed references to the ship.

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        Relation de l'expedition de Carthagene, faite par les François en M.DC.XCVII.Amsterdam, heirs of Anthony Schelte [= Hendrik Schelte], 1698. 12mo. With 2 very large folding maps with elaborately decorated cartouches, engraved by Antoine Le Paultre (plate size ca. 37 x 52 and 37 x 75 cm). 18th-century(?) sprinkled calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Alden & Landis 698/169; Palau 230094; Sabin 63700; for Schelte and Wolfgang: Van Eeghen IV, pp. 92-95 & 182-185. First edition, in the original French, of an adventurous account of the French capture and looting of Spanish Cartagena in Colombia, the richest city in the Caribbean, by the great privateer Jean Bernard Louis de Saint-Jean, Baron de Pointis (1645-1707). Pointis sailed from Brest on 9 January 1697 with a fleet of 10 ships, joined in Hispanola by Jean-Baptiste du Casse, governor of Tortuga, who led 600 buccaneers. They reached Cartagena on 12 April, landed three miles from the city and demanded its surrender. The Spanish refused and drove back several French attacks, but finally the city capitulated on condition that the buccaneers should not enter. Pointis and his own men plundered the city and set sail for France, abandoning the buccaneers. Cheated out of their share, they attacked Cartagena themselves, against Du Casse's orders, pillaging and burning the city for three days and raping and murdering many residents. The English fleets pursued Pointis, but captured only a ship full of yellow fever victims, whose contagious infection quickly decimated the English and Dutch fleets.The folding plan of Cartagena and vicinity has an occasional small tear, cut or chip restored or repaired, barely affecting the topographic image, and the book and binding are otherwise in very good condition. First edition of Baron de Pointis's own account of his adventures as a privateer, with 2 beautiful, large maps, of the Caribbean and of Cartagena.

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        Signa antiqua e museo Jacobi de Wilde. Veterum poeatrum carminibus illustrata et per Mariam filiam aeri inscripta.Amsterdam, Maria de Wilde, 1700. 4to. With engraved title-page, engraved author's portrait, 1 engraved folding plate and 60 engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Grinke 61; Murray I, p. 38 & III, p. 272; Tavernier, Russia and the Low Countries 3178. First and only edition of an attractive display of the statues of the Museum Wildeanum, once housed on the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam. The Dutch tax collector Jacob de Wilde (1645-1721) began the collection, containing gems, coins, scientific instruments and statues. "This attractive account of a Dutch cabinet of the late seventeenth century is as much a eulogy of Maria de Wilde's gifts as an engraver as of her father's museum" (Grinke). The 60 plates by Maria de Wilde (1682-1729) show the ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman statues in the museum. The 6 text leaves include a brief introduction and several laudatory poems directed at Maria de Wilde and her engravings. The collection drew some important visitors, including the Russian tsar Peter the Great in 1697, whose visit is illustrated on the engraved folding plate. After De Wilde's death, the tsar acquired part of the collection for his "Kunstkamera", the first museum in Russia, which was completed in 1727.Some minor thumbing and some occasional small spots, not affecting the illustrations, otherwise in very good condition.

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        La Resurrezione di Lazzaro

      1645 - Acquaforte originale 1645, firmata e datata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Bellissima prova dell'unico stato, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, rifilata al rame o con piccolissimi margini, generalmente in ottimo stato di conservazione. Fratello di Giovanni Benedetto, del quale curava la carriera artistica e gli interessi, Salvatore Castiglione realizzò questo suo unico lavoro inciso all'età di venticinque anni. La lastra è conservata oggi alla Calcografia Nazionale di Roma, mentre il relativo disegno preparatorio è in una collezione privata. Al verso timbro di collezione di John Tetlow (Lugt 2868). Etching, 1645, signed and dated on the plate at the lower left. A fine impression of the only state, on contemporary laid paper, trimmed on the platemark or with narrow margins, generally in very good conditions. Brother of Giovanni Benedetto, whose artistic carrier and interests he took care of, Salvatore Castiglione made his only graphic work, at the age of twenty-five. Today the plate is conserved at the Calcografia Nazionale of Rome, while the preparatory drawing belongs to a private collection. Provenance: John Tetlow (Lugt 2868) Bartsch 1. Dimensioni 212 112mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        VOYAGES EN AFRIQUE, ASIE, INDES ORIENTALES, & OCCIDENTALES

      Rouen: Jacques Cailloue, 1645. [7],442,[9]pp., including six of nine plates. Contemporary full calf, spine gilt, edges sprinkled red. Boards rubbed, corners and edges worn, front hinge cracked, rear hinge starting. Early bookseller's notations in front endpapers. The second edition of this important account of an early French traveller, with the Caribbean cannibalism plate. Mocquet, Keeper of the Cabinet of Rarities of the King of France, describes five voyages he made between 1601 and 1612. The second part of the book is comprised of his Caribbean travels, and describes his voyage to the West Indies in 1604, including to Guiana, the country of Yapoco, and the province of Cumana. Mocquet was impressed with the good nature of the natives he encountered and describes in detail their customs, lack of clothing, cannibalistic practices, and agricultural products. He also records important botanical and natural history information, describing the uses of aloes, odiferous gums, red-woods and other trees, and the honey from stingless bees. The American section ends with several remarkable woodcuts, depicting the Caribs hunting, dancing, rowing, and eating limbs. The remainder of the book describes travel in the Holy Land, Morocco, Lybia, and elsewhere. The first of Mocquet's African travels were in Morocco, where he lived from 1605 to 1607. At the end of that year, after returning to France, he embarked on a longer voyage to East Africa, visiting Mozambique and Ethiopia during 1608 and proceeding on to India in 1609, where he spent several years. After returning from India, Mocquet made a final voyage to Syria and the Holy Land, where he gathered more plants and curiosities for the Royal collection. An important and rare account of travel in the West Indies, as well as in Africa and Asia, highlighted by early depictions of American Indian islanders and early American botanical findings. OCLC locates only five copies in North America. BORBA DE MORAES II:65. BRUNET III:1728 EUROPEAN AMERICANA 645/83. JCB (3)II:332. SABIN 49790.

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        Hidden Workes of Darkenes Brought to Publike Light, or A Necessary Introduction to the History of the Archbishop of Canterburie's Triall [SIGNED] [FROM THE PRIVATE LIBRARY OF HENRY THOMAS BUCKLE]

      Printed by Thomas Brudenell for Michael Sparke Senior, London 1645 - Large quarto (11 1/4 x 7 1/2"). [8], 255, [9]pp. Modern half brown morocco over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering and tooling to spine, and the original gilt-lettered leather title label laid on spine. Marbled endpapers. Pasted on inside of front free endpaper is the splendid armorial bookplate of Henry Thomas Buckle (1821-1862), a celebrated English historian and author of a "History of Civilization." Repaired fly leaf handsigned by Henry Thomas Buckle, and dated "London, 27 February 1843." Engraved frontispiece. Decorative headpieces and initials. The author of this book, William Prynne, was a renown English lawyer, author, polemicist, and political figure throughout the first half of the 17th century. A prominent Puritan opponent of the church policy of the Archbishop of Canterbury, William Laud, Prynne was able to have the satisfaction of overseeing his trial, which was to end in Laud's execution. As such, he collected and arranged evidence to prove the charges against Laud, bore testimony himself in support of many of them, hunted up witnesses against the archbishop, and assisted the counsel for the prosecution in every way. At the time some thought he was clearly tampering with the witnesses. Prynne had the duty of searching Laud's room in the Tower for papers. He published a redacted edition of Laud's diary and this "Hidden Workes of Darkenes Brought to Publike Light" intended to serve as an introduction to the Archbishop's trial.Previous owner's name at lower margin of Buckle's bookplate. Frontispiece and title page slightly darkened and age-toned along edges. Pages age-toned along margin. Minor and sporadic foxing / offsetting throughout. Binding in overall very good, interior in good+ to very good condition. About the author: William Prynne (1600-1669) was an English lawyer, author, polemicist, and political figure. He was a prominent Puritan opponent of the church policy of the Archbishop of Canterbury, William Laud. Although his views on church polity were presbyterian, he became known in the 1640s as an Erastian, arguing for overall state control of religious matters. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Uomo con cappello e barba di profilo

      1645 - Acquaforte, circa 1645-50, firmata in lastra in alto a sinistra. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta priva di filigrana, rifilata al rame o con piccolissimi margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Della serie I piccoli ritratti, ispirata alle analoghe incisioni di Rembrandt e Lievens. I lavori di Rembrandt sono senza dubbi fonte di grande ispirazione per questa incisione. Sul fatto che il maestro genovese conoscesse le opere del collega olandese non sussistono dubbi; è addirittura possibile che ne possedesse alcune. Le opere grafiche del Castiglione presentano sia nello stile sia nella scelta dei soggetti una forte affinità con i lavori di Rembrandt. Entrambi incidevano con tratti liberi e miravano a ottenere nelle stampe forti contrasti di chiaroscuro. Magnifico esemplare. Etching, 1645-50 circa, signed on upper left plate. Magnificent work, rich in shades, printed on contemporary laid paper without watermark, trimmer to platemark or with thin margins, in excellent condition. From the series I piccoli ritratti, inspired to the parallel engravings of Rembrandt and Lievens. Rembrandt’s works were no doubt a great source of inspiration for this subject. The Genoese artist knew for sure the production of his Dutch colleague and, very likely, he also bought some of them. Castiglione’s graphic works present a close relationship with Rembrandt’s, both in style and subjects. Both used to engrave their plates with free strokes and both sought to achieve strong chiaroscuro contrasts in their prints. Magnificent example. TIB 032, Bellini 23. Dimensioni 80 108mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Altro diletto che imparar non trovo

      1645 - Un giovane uomo al servizio delle Virtù e della Scienza, nota anche come Altro diletto che imparar non trovo. Acquaforte, circa 1645-50, firmata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Esemplare nel primo stato di tre, avanti l’indirizzo del Westerouth. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana, rifilata alla linea marginale, tracce di pieghe di carta al verso, piccoli restauri perfettamente eseguiti, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Il soggetto di questa stampa, di una complessa allegoria, riflette la concezione del diletto o piacere intellettuale del Testa, nelle sembianze del giovane eroe nudo e puro, che impersona il pittore-filosofo descritto da Vitruvio. Come sottolinea la Cropper, l’ispirazione di questa scena è classica. In particolare, il giovane deriva dalla statua di Mercurio di François Duquesnoy, ed entrambe si rifanno all’Antinoo del Belvedere. La concezione del diletto qui raffigurata riprende la teoria aristotelica per la quale l’uomo tende alla conoscenza secondo un processo intellettuale che Testa considera assolutamente positivo e puro, lontano dai piaceri mondani e dei sensi, rappresentati dalle figure dei satiri e delle baccanti, sulla destra. Il Diletto è raffigurato, in posa eroica, ai piedi della statua di Minerva, dea della sapienza, con accanto libri, un globo celeste e una grande tavola di studi planimetrici, in omaggio alla convinzione di Vitruvio per cui lo studio si basa su principi architettonici e matematici. Il motto Altro Diletto ch’imparar non trovo, che si legge sullo scudo è una citazione colta dal Trionfo dell’Amore di Petrarca, tratta dall’edizione di Vitruvio. Ad oggi, non sono noti disegni prepatori per quest’incisione, che per stile e padronanza del chiaroscuro è affine alle tavole delle Stagioni e perciò databile intorno al 1644. A young man in the service of Virtue and Science, also known as Altro diletto che imparar non trovo. Etching, circa 1645-50, signed in the plate in the bottom left corner. Example in the first state of three, before the address of Westerouth. Excellent work, printed on contemporary laid paper with unidentified watermark, trimmed to the borderline, traces of folds of paper on verso, small restorations perfectly executed, otherwise in excellent condition. The subject of this work, a complex allegory reflects the conception of pleasure or intellectual pleasure of the head, in the likeness of the young hero naked and pure, who plays the painter-philosopher described by Vitruvius. As emphasized in the Cropper, the inspiration of this scene is classic. In particular, the young man comes from a statue of Mercury by François Duquesnoy, and both are based Antinoo Belvedere. Bartsch, 32; Bellini, 34 I/III; Cropper, n. 101; Massari, Tra Mito e Allegoria, p. 538, 221. Dimensioni 460 338mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        OPUSCULUM DE VITA SACERDOTUM, ac Canonicorum, & caeterorum ministrorum Ecclesiae omnibus ecclesiastici ordinis viris perutile

      Alexandrum Sersanders, Gandavi (Ghent) 1645 - 1 Vol. de [12]-235-[5] pp. Encadernado com: "MAGNUS, Gregorius - DE CURA PASTORALI LIBER: Omnibus utilis, & praecipuè animarum Curatoribus necessariusGandavi (ghent): Alexandrum Sersanders, M.DC.XLV. Encadernação da época em pergaminho com vestigios de atilhos. Titulos na lombada manuscritos.Exemplar em muito bom estado de conservação, impecávelmente limpo e com boas margens. Size: In-16º(126x80) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kupferstich - Karte, b. Blaeu, "Cestria Comitatvs Palatinvs".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, um 1645, 38 x 50 Dek. Karte der Grafschaft mit der Titelkatusche rechts unten. Links unten ein Meilenanzeiger. Am oberen Rand diverse Wappen.

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        BRESSIA Vulgo BRESSE

      Amsterdam. c1645 - Copper engraving. Original colour, in part heightened in gold. Size: 50 x 38 cm. Fine condition, good margins. A fine map of Bressia, from Lyon to Lake Geneva. Lovely, decorative title cartouche at lower right, with blank shield, scale at lower edge. This map typifies the skill and aesthetic value of Dutch cartography in the seventeenth century. Koeman:Atlantes Neerlandica II, 4810:2A

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        La Madonna con il Bambino contornata da Dio Padre, lo Spirito Santo e Due Angeli

      1645 - Acquaforte, 1645 circa, priva di firma. Esemplare di secondo stato, con le ossidazioni di lastra presenti all’angolo superiore destro. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana non leggibile, sottili margini, tracce di piega centrale, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Il tema della Natività viene affrontato dal Grechetto più volte nel corso della sua carriera, e fu oggetto di uno dei sui monotipi più famosi. Il disegno preparatorio alla composizione è conservato a Windsor Castle. Etching, 1645 circa, without signature. Example in the second state with plate oxidations on upper right corner. Beautiful work printed on contemporary laid paper with illegible watermark and thin margins, signs of central paper fold, otherwise in excellent condition. The Nativity was a subject Grechetto depicted more than once in his career and it was one among his most famous monotypes. The preparatory drawing is kept at the Windsor Castle. Bartsch 11; TIB 11, Bellini 19 II/II. Dimensioni 205 294mm

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        Le vite de i dodeci Visconti che signoreggiarono Milano.

      Giovan Battista Bidelli,, milano, 1645 - In 4° (26,2 x 19). Pp. (20), 132. Bel frontespizio inciso da Giovanni Paolo Bianchi, ritratto del dedicatario al verso del titolo e 13 altri ritratti incisi numerati n.t. (uno ripetuto). Margini un poco rifilati, lievissima gora angolare, comunque discreto esemplare in solida legatura piena pergamena rigida primo Settecento, reinserita e con tassello in marocchino al dorso. Magnifica edizione illustrata da intensi ritratti, incisi all’interno di elaborate cornici allegoriche. L’opera era stata composta quasi un secolo prima dal letterato storico e collezionista comasco e volgarizzata dal Domenichi, ma questa stesura esalta la puntuale parte storica con un quadro decorativo che la rende molto più attraente. Finely illustrated edition showing portraits of Milan’s Dukes from the Visconti family. Upper margin slightly trimmed; a light waterstain in upper corner of a few leaves, otherwise excellent. Full eighteeenth century vellum backed boards, recased. Title on morocco piece at spine. MICHEL-MICHEL, IV-55. BL-STC XVII, p. 400. PREDARI, Bibliografia enciclopedica milanese, n. 150. Questa ed. non in PIANTANIDA.

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        Ordnung der Schwarzfärber Alhie in Wasserburg". Original-Handschrift von 1645.

      Wasserburg, Zunft der Färber, 1645 ca. 30 (H) x 20 cm. Handschrift in Tinte mit 10 Blatt, mit Heftfaden verbunden, wobei erstes und letztes Blatt mit den Außenseiten in ein beidseitig beschriebenes Original-Antiphonar-Blatt als Umschlag (quer) einmontiert wurde Der Titel "Schwarzfärber" wurde oben auf dem ehemaligen freien seitlichen Längsstreifen des Antiphonarblattes geschrieben. Sie erstreckt sich über 12 Seiten, das letzte Blatt beibt leer. Die Handschrift in Tinte beginnt mit dem kalligraphisch geschriebenen Titel und beinhaltet 30 numerisch sowie in Worten gezählte Artikel. Sie endet mit einem papiergedeckten Blindprägesiegel mit Wasserburger Wappen (Löwe in Schild) und der Jahresangabe "sechs fünff und vierzigsten Jahre". - Antiphonarblatt stärker angestaubt, untere Ecken geknickt bzw. eselsohrig Bindung stärker gelockert, tls aus dem Anklebevorsatz gelöst die Ränder der Handschrift etwas griffspurig, an unteren Ecken eselsohrig, Inhalt tls etwas braunfleckig die Tinte auf einigen Seiten etwas stärker verblaßt (aber noch gut lesbar) 3 seitliche Anstreichungen in Rötel, eine spätere kleine Rechenkritzelei zwischen 2 Artikeln eine kleine Lacksiegelspur im Text das Prägesiegel noch sehr gut erhalten: Die Handschrift weist einen durchgängigen mittigen Längsknick auf und war wohl zeitweise gefaltet.

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        Monarchy or no Monarchy in England. Grebner his prophecy concerning Charles, son of Charles, his greatnesse, victories, conquests. The Northern Lyon, or Lyon of the North, and Chicken of the Eagle discovered who they are, of what nation. English, Latin, Saxon, Scotish and Welch prophecies concerning England in particular, and all Evrope in generall. : Passages upon the life and death of the late King Charles. Ænigmaticall types of the future state and condition of England for many years to come. By William Lilly, Student in Astrology.

      London: Printed fro Humfrey Blunden, dwelling at the sign of the Castle in Corn-hill. Original Edition (NOT a Reprint).. Overall very good. Wormholes professionally repaired. Slightly fingerstained. From the library of William Charles de Meuron - Earl Fitzwilliam (with his bookplate to the pastedown). Extremely Rare !. Original Edition (NOT a Reprint). London, Printed fro Humfrey Blunden, dwelling at the sign of the Castle in Corn-hill, 1645. Octavo. (8), 119, (1) pages plus 20 Emblemata illustrations to the rear. The papge with the first illustration present but blind (printer mistake). Hardcover / 18th century full calf with rebacked 20th century spine (gilt lettering to spine). Overall very good. Wormholes professionally repaired. Slightly fingerstained. From the library of William Charles de Meuron - Earl Fitzwilliam (with his bookplate to the pastedown). Extremely Rare ! William Lilly (11 May [O.S. 1 May] 1602 – 9 June 1681) has been described as "the most abused as well as the most celebrated astrologer of the seventeenth century". Born the son of a yeoman farmer in Leicestershire, Lilly travelled to London as a youth to take up a servant's position. Seven years later he secured his fortune by marrying his former master's widow, allowing him the leisure to study astrology. In 1644, during the English Civil War, he published the first of many popular astrological texts,and in 1647 he published Christian Astrology, a huge compendium of astrological technique. This was the first of its kind to be printed in the English language rather than Latin, and is said to have tutored "a nation in crisis in the language of the stars". By 1659, Lilly's fame was widely acknowledged and his annual almanac was achieving sales of around 30,000 copies a year. Lilly's autobiography, published towards the end of his life in 1681, at the request of his patron Elias Ashmole, gives candid accounts of the political events of his era, and biographical details of contemporaries that are unavailable elsewhere. It was described, in the late 18th century, as "one of the most entertaining narratives in our language", in particular for the historical portrayal it leaves of men like John Dee, Simon Forman, John Booker, Edward Kelley, including a whimsical first meeting of John Napier and Henry Briggs, respective co-inventors of the logarithm and Briggsian logarithms, and for its curious tales about the effects of crystals and the appearance of Queen Mab. In it, Lilly describes the friendly support of Oliver Cromwell during a period in which he faced prosecution for issuing political astrological predictions. He also writes about the 1666 Great Fire of London, and how he was brought before the committee investigating the cause of the fire, being suspected of involvement because of his publication of images, 15 years earlier, which depicted a city in flames surrounded by coffins. Lilly was a controversial character who was both aided and abetted by powerful friends and enemies. He attracted the attention of many members of Parliament, through the support of Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, (to whom he dedicated his Christian Astrology), but also accused Members of Parliament of engineering charges against him in 1651. To his supporters he was an "English Merlin"; to his detractors he was a "juggling wizard and imposter". He is described as having been a genius at something "that modern mainstream opinion has since decided cannot be done at all", and having developed his stature as the most important astrologer in England through his social and political involvement, as well as his impact on the astrological tradition. (William Lilly)

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        Nova demonstratio immobilitatis terrae petita ex virtute magnetica

      La Fleche: George Griveau, 1645. FIRST EDITION. With 7 plates and 24 text engravings, woodcut initials and headpieces. Contemporary vellum, light stains on covers, title written on spine; library stamps on the first few leaves, staining and browning to last few signatures. Early book-plate on the fly-leaf. First and only edition of a fascinating work on magnetism, notable not only for the author's anti-Copernican and anti-Galilean views, but also as a history of the magnet. Grandami uses his own theories about terrestrial magnetism in an attempt to prove the immobility of the earth. "No magnetic body rotates around its poles; the earth possesses magnetic properties as shown by Gilbert, therefore it does not turn around its poles - a denial of the rotation of the earth" (Wheeler Gift Catalogue, 122). "The character of terrestrial immobility is derived from God's eternity, for magnetic force is essentially the power of God's hand." He goes on to describes an experiment that illustrates the behavior of a spherical loadstone which he interpreted as proof of the earth's immobility. The experiment shows that if the loadstone was placed with its axis perpendicular with respect to the horizon, a certain point of its equator would naturally turn towards the pole of the world. The lovely engravings that accompany the text depict charming cherubs and angels busy demonstrating the attraction of magnetic bodies and the theory of magnetism in general. Grandami (1588-1672), a French Jesuit physicist and astronomer, was dean of the college at La Flèche, where Descartes was schooled and the site of the main Jesuit press. He taught literature, natural philosophy and theology. He corresponded with Descartes, Huygens and Mersenne, and made detailed observations of comets of 1664 and 1665, which caused much religious and academic debate regarding their paths and natures. Grandami later published Le cours de la comete. . . . (1665), a book describing the two comets.

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        Les Histoires d’Herodote mises en Francois

      Paris: Antoine de Sommaville, en la Galerie des Meiciers, & Augustin de Courbe, 1645. First edition in the French language. original vellum over stiff boards, expertly recased with new head and tail bands, hand titled in brown ink on spine. Vellum with some slight staining, spine with some dust soiling, pastedowns split at vellum wraps, else a nice, tall, crisp copy. Small folio. Illustrated with engraved tile page in red and black, chapter headings and tail pieces Some copies have the later title page of 1646 added, this copy does not since it was published in 1645 Herodotus (484 BC - c. 425 BC) is thought to have been born in Halicarnassus; he was at one time banished from his home to the island Samos by Lygdamis. He returned to Halicarnassus and participated in overthrowing the tyrant, however, he was not in favor with the citizens and left for Thurii, an Athenean led colony in southern Italy. He is thought to have died there. Cicero named Herodotus â€

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        Monarchy or no Monarchy in England. Grebner his prophecy concerning Charles, son of Charles, his greatnesse, victories, conquests. The Northern Lyon, or Lyon of the North, and Chicken of the Eagle discovered who they are, of what nation. English, Latin, Saxon, Scotish and Welch prophecies concerning England in particular, and all Evrope in generall. : Passages upon the life and death of the late King Charles. Ænigmaticall types of the future state and condition of England for many years to come. By William Lilly, Student in Astrology.

      London, Printed fro Humfrey Blunden, dwelling at the sign of the Castle in Corn-hill. 1645 - Original Edition (NOT a Reprint). Octavo. (8), 119, (1) pages plus 20 Emblemata illustrations to the rear. The papge with the first illustration present but blind (printer mistake). Hardcover / 18th century full calf with rebacked 20th century spine (gilt lettering to spine). Overall very good. Wormholes professionally repaired. Slightly fingerstained. From the library of William Charles de Meuron - Earl Fitzwilliam (with his bookplate to the pastedown). Extremely Rare ! William Lilly (11 May [O.S. 1 May] 1602 – 9 June 1681) has been described as "the most abused as well as the most celebrated astrologer of the seventeenth century". Born the son of a yeoman farmer in Leicestershire, Lilly travelled to London as a youth to take up a servant's position. Seven years later he secured his fortune by marrying his former master's widow, allowing him the leisure to study astrology. In 1644, during the English Civil War, he published the first of many popular astrological texts,and in 1647 he published Christian Astrology, a huge compendium of astrological technique. This was the first of its kind to be printed in the English language rather than Latin, and is said to have tutored "a nation in crisis in the language of the stars". By 1659, Lilly's fame was widely acknowledged and his annual almanac was achieving sales of around 30,000 copies a year. Lilly's autobiography, published towards the end of his life in 1681, at the request of his patron Elias Ashmole, gives candid accounts of the political events of his era, and biographical details of contemporaries that are unavailable elsewhere. It was described, in the late 18th century, as "one of the most entertaining narratives in our language", in particular for the historical portrayal it leaves of men like John Dee, Simon Forman, John Booker, Edward Kelley, including a whimsical first meeting of John Napier and Henry Briggs, respective co-inventors of the logarithm and Briggsian logarithms, and for its curious tales about the effects of crystals and the appearance of Queen Mab. In it, Lilly describes the friendly support of Oliver Cromwell during a period in which he faced prosecution for issuing political astrological predictions. He also writes about the 1666 Great Fire of London, and how he was brought before the committee investigating the cause of the fire, being suspected of involvement because of his publication of images, 15 years earlier, which depicted a city in flames surrounded by coffins. Lilly was a controversial character who was both aided and abetted by powerful friends and enemies. He attracted the attention of many members of Parliament, through the support of Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, (to whom he dedicated his Christian Astrology), but also accused Members of Parliament of engineering charges against him in 1651. To his supporters he was an "English Merlin"; to his detractors he was a "juggling wizard and imposter". He is described as having been a genius at something "that modern mainstream opinion has since decided cannot be done at all", and having developed his stature as the most important astrologer in England through his social and political involvement, as well as his impact on the astrological tradition. (William Lilly)

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        PHILIPPICA PORTVGVESA, CONTRA LA INVECTIVA CASTELLANA.

      - AL REY NUESTRO SEÑOR DON IVAN EL IV. POR EL P. M. FR. FRANCISCO DE S. AGVSTIN de la Prouincia de S. Antonio. Año de 1645. Con las licencias necessarias. EN LISBOA. Por Antonio Alvarez Impressor del Rey nuestro Señor. In fólio de 28x19 cm. com [xxiv], 287 pags. Encadernação da época em pergaminho danificada com falta da lombada. Exemplar com falta de duas folhas preliminares inumeradas, a 2ª com licenças e erratas e a 5ª com a 3ª folha da Epistola dedicatória. Em excelente estado de conservação no interior. Bela impressão barroca ilustrada no texto com um brasão com as armas de Portugal, ao centro da folha de rosto. Capitulares xilograficas, cabeções e vinhetas ao longo do texto. Obra que responde a um parecer de um conselheiro de Filipe IV com o título de Invectiva Castellana. Faz parte da campanha lançada pela Coroa Portuguesa para divulgar os direitos de D. João IV ao trono português, em todo o mundo em especial na Europa, para o que foram encomendadas diversas obras a escritores e juristas célebres escritas em latim e em castelhano, que eram as duas línguas mais usadas nesta época, proporcionando um maior impacto para as ideias nelas defendidas. Um dos principais argumentos que o autor usa é de caracter religioso, defendendo que é por vontade divina que Portugal recupera um rei português, conforme lhe estava prometido em profecias aludindo assim ao Messianismo e ao Sebastianismo que tinham ganho enorme força durante os anos de domínio Espanhol. Ao mesmo tempo acusa Filipe II de Espanha de se ter apoderado da Coroa de Portugal, por meios ilegais, (D. Catarina, Duquesa de Bragança tinha mais legitimidade) e com uso de violência o que o impedia de ser tido como um soberano católico, piadoso e justo. Frei Francisco de Santo Agostinho de Macedo (Botão, Coimbra 1596 ? Pádua 01-03-1681) era um dos mais célebres intelectuais e escritores da época e foi enviado por D. João IV como embaixador a França, Roma e Inglaterra, para defender os direitos à coroa de Portugal. Escreveu outras duas obras em Latim igualmente em defesa da legitimidade do rei português. SOUSA RIBEIRO, P. Ilídio de - Fr. Frnacisco de Santo Agostinho de Macedo. Um filósofo escotista português e um paladino da Reatauração. Coimbra. 1952. p. 72 Azevedo e Samodães, 3048 Inocêncio II, 322. ?Fr. Francisco de Sancto Agostinho de Macedo, celeberrimo portuguez, e varão verdadeiramente encyclopedico, na phrase de Barbosa. [.] Professou primeiramente o instituto jesuitico, entrando na Companhia aos 14 annos; passou depois em 1642 para a Ordem franciscana e provincia de Sancto Antonio dos Capuchos; e d'esta no anno de 1645 para a da Observancia, chamada de Portugal, cujo habito conservou até o fim da vida. - Elrei D. João IV o empregou successivamente nas embaixadas mandadas a França, Roma e Inglaterra, no intento de ser por estas potencial reconhecido como legitimo rei de Portugal. Foi muito acceito ao papa Alexandre VII, que o nomeou Mestre de Controversia no collegio de Propaganda Fide, Lente da Historia Ecclesiastica na Sapiencia de Roma, etc.; mas perdeu depois a graça do pontifice, por não condescender com elle na emenda de uma palavra, que o mesmo queria riscada no epitaphio, que Macedo fizera por sua ordem para o mausoleu de um seu domestico! Passou então para Veneza, onde no anno de 1658 defendeu por tres dias as mui faladas conclusões de Omni scibili, e depois no de 1667 outras, ainda mais famosas, que duraram por oito dias, intituladas Leonis Sancti Marci rugitus litterarii. A Republica lhe conferiu as honras de cidadão veneziano, mandando collocar o seu retrato na bibliotheca de S. Marcos, e lhe deu a cadeira de Philosophia moral na Universidade de Padua, que regeu desde 18 de Dezembro de 1667 até á sua morte, occorrida no 1.° dc Março de 1681. Philippica portuguesa contra la invectiva castelhana. Lisboa, por Antonio Alvares 1645. fol de XXIV 297 pag. Como escreveu este livro contra Filippe IV de Castella, quiz imitar Demosthenes, que intitulou Philippicas as suas

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        ALTAER - GEHEIMENISSEN Ontvouwen in drie Boecken

      Te Keulen: In de Nieuwe Druckerye, 1645. 1st edition. Early full vellum binding, with illuminated mss scraps used in binding structure [visible in hinge area]. Edge rash to first few leaves. Stain to lower portion of text block, along gutter, to varing degrees, throughout volume. A VG - VG+ copy.. 168 pp. Printer's device to t.p. Full-page copper-engraved plate bound-in after A1. 4to: A - X^4. 7-13/16" x 5-3/4" "Joost van den Vondel was a Dutch writer and playwright, who is considered the most prominent Dutch poet and playwright of the 17th century. His plays from that period that are still the most frequently performed, and his epic Joannes de Boetgezant (1662), on the life of John the Baptist, has been called the greatest Dutch epic." [Wiki]. Per the British Library, "The imprint is false; probably printed by Dominicus van der Stichel and published by Abraham de Wees, Amsterdam."

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        Mahometis Albatenii de Scientia Stellarum Liber cum aliquot additionibus Joannis Regiomontani ex Bibliotheca Vaticana transcriptus.

      Bologna: Haeredes Victorius Benatius, 1645. First separate edition, rare, of this major Arabic work on planetary astronomy, al-Battani's Kitab al-Zij, or The Motions of the Stars, a "great work ... among the most excellent in Islamic astronomy" (DSB, under al-Battani), and the work upon which al-Battani's fame in both East and West rests. Al-Battani tested many of Ptolemy's results by fresh observations, and obtained more accurate values of the obliquity of the ecliptic and of precession. He improved the moon's mean motion in longitude, used signs and cosines, and introduced new and elegant solutions into spherical trigonometry. He measured the apparent diameters of the sun and moon and their variation, and concluded that annular solar eclipses must be possible. "The indebtedness of Copernicus to al-Battani is well known. He quotes him fairly often, especially -- as does Peurbach -- in the chapters dealing with the problems of solar motion and of precession. Much more frequent references to him are found in Tycho Brahe's writings and in G. B. Riccioli's New Almagest; in addition, Kepler and -- only in his earliest writings -- Galileo evidence their interest in al-Battani's observations" (DSB, under al-Battani). The extensive annotations to the Crawford copy of De revolutionibus also clearly show that al-Battani's observations were much studied by Erasmus Reinhold, Copernican advocate and author of the Prutenic tables (see Gingerich, Census, p. 273). In addition to Plato of Tivoli's twelfth-century Latin version of the Kitab al-Zij, this volume contains "geometrical proofs and additions by Johannes Regiomontanus. One such addition ... may have been the germ from which Regiomontanus subsequently developed the earliest statement of the cosine law for spherical triangles ... he was the first to formulate this fundamental proposition of spherical trigonometry" (DSB, under Regiomontanus). The De Scientia Stellarum was first published in 1537 with Alfragani's Rudimenta astronomica. The present edition was the only other edition until Nallino's superb scholarly edition of 1899. ABPC/RBH list only five copies in the last 50 years. "Battani (850-929) was one of the most influential astronomers of the early Islamic period. He was particularly well known for the accuracy of his observations, which he carried out at Raqqa in northern Syria over a period of 40 years ... In Raqqa, Battani devoted considerable financial resources to establish a private observatory at which he regularly conducted observations during the period from 877 to 918. Among the instruments that he is known to have used are a gnomon, horizontal and vertical sundials, a triquetrum, parallactic rulers, an astrolabe, a new type of armillary sphere, and a mural quadrant with an alidade. For several of these instruments, Battani recommended sizes of more than a meter in order to increase the accuracy of the observations. In 901, Battani observed a solar and a lunar eclipse in Antioch. "The accuracy of Battani's observations of equinoxes and solstices, as judged from the one existing report and his determination of the lengths of the seasons, is not much inferior to that of Tycho Brahe 700 years later. This remarkable achievement must have been due to a careful construction and alignment of his large instruments, as well as to a clever method of combining multiple observations of the same type of phenomenon (which was certainly not simple averaging). The value obtained by Battani for the Ptolemaic solar eccentricity, expressed sexagesimally as 2;4,45 parts out of 60, is almost exact. In fact, it is clearly better than the values found by Nicolaus Copernicus, who was troubled by refraction because of his high geographical latitude, and Brahe, who incorporated the much too high Ptolemaic value for the solar parallax in the evaluation of his observations. "Battani also made accurate measurements of the obliquity of the ecliptic, which he found as 23° 35' (the actual value in the year 880 was 23° 35' 6"), and the geographical latitude of Raqqa (36° 1', modern value 35° 57'). Furthermore, he determined all planetary mean motions anew. He found the parameters of the lunar model to be in agreement with Ptolemy and the eccentricity of Venus the same as derived by the astronomers working under Ma'mun. Battani also confirmed the discovery of Ma'mun's astronomers that the solar apogee moves by 1' in 66 Julian years, and found the precession of the equinoxes to be equal to the motion of the solar apogee. He accurately measured the apparent diameters of the Sun and the Moon and investigated the variation in these diameters, concluding that annular solar eclipses are possible. In the 18th century, Battani's observations of eclipses were used by Richard Dunthorne to determine the secular acceleration of the motion of the Moon. "Battani's most important work was a zji, an astronomical handbook with tables in the tradition of Ptolemy's Almagest and Handy Tables, later called al-Zij al-Sabi ... The Sabi' Zij is the earliest extant zij written completely in the Ptolemaic tradition with hardly any Indian or Sasanian-Iranian influences. As with many Islamic zijes, its purpose was much more practical than theoretical. Although the planetary models and the determination of the solar parameters are explained in some detail, ... most of the text in the Zij consists of instructions for carrying out practical calculations by means of the tables, which constitute a third of the book ... Although Battani copied some of the planetary tables directly from the Handy Tables, he also computed many tables anew ... The Sabi' Ztj enjoyed a high reputation in the Islamic world and was very influential in medieval and Renaissance Europe. Biruni wrote a treatise entitled Jala' al-adhhan fi zij al-Battani (Elucidation of genius in al-Battani's Zij), which is unfortunately lost. Later zijes such as those of Kushyar ibn Labban, Nasawi, and Tabari were based on Battani's mean motion parameters. In Spain, the Sabi' Zij exerted a large influence on the earliest astronomical developments and left many traces in the Toledan Tables. Two Latin translations of the canons of the Zij were prepared in the 12th century. The one by Robert of Chester has not survived, but the translation by Plato of Tivoli, made in Barcelona, was printed in Nuremberg in 1537 (together with Farghani's introduction to Ptolemaic astronomy) and again in Bologna in 1645 under the title Mahometis Albatenii de scientia stellarum liber, cum aliquot additionibus Ioannis Regiomontani ex Bibliotheca Vaticana transcriptus" (Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers). "The Arabs were, according to Carra de Vaux, unquestionably the inventors of plane and spherical trigonometry, which did not, strictly speaking, exist among the Greeks ... With the Arabs, the trigonometrical functions of sine, tangent, cosine and cotangent became explicit. They adopted for 'sine' the name jayb which signifies an opening, bay, curve of a garment, especially the opening of an angle. The Latin term 'sinus' is a mere translation of the Arabic jayb. It appears in the twelfth century in the translation of the De motu stellarum of al-Battani. The definition of the cotangent expressed as a function of the sine and of the cosine appears there for the first time, and in ch. III trigonometry begins to assume the appearance of a distinct and independent science. In spherical trigonometry also al-Battani presented an important formula (uniting the three sides and one angle of a spherical triangle), which has no equivalent in Ptolemy:                                      cos a = cos b cos c - sin b sin c cos A" (Holt et al, p. 714). DSB I, pp. 507-16; Riccardi II, 288. Holt et al, The Cambridge History of Islam: Volume 2B, Islamic Society and Civilisation, 1977. 4to (244 x 173 mm), pp. [xvi], 228, [4], including finely engraved frontispiece with Medici arms by Coriolano, errata and imprimatur/colophon leaves at end, the latter with large printer's device. Numerous woodcut astronomical diagrams in text, text within ruled borders throughout. Contemporary boards. A very fine copy.

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        Les Histoires d’Herodote mises en Francois

      Paris: Antoine de Sommaville, en la Galerie des Meiciers, & Augustin de Courbe, 1645. First edition in the French language. original vellum over stiff boards, expertly recased with new head and tail bands, hand titled in brown ink on spine. Vellum with some slight staining, spine with some dust soiling, pastedowns split at vellum wraps, else a nice, tall, crisp copy. Small folio. Illustrated with engraved tile page in red and black, chapter headings and tail pieces Some copies have the later title page of 1646 added, this copy does not since it was published in 1645 Herodotus (484 BC - c. 425 BC) is thought to have been born in Halicarnassus; he was at one time banished from his home to the island Samos by Lygdamis. He returned to Halicarnassus and participated in overthrowing the tyrant, however, he was not in favor with the citizens and left for Thurii, an Athenean led colony in southern Italy. He is thought to have died there. Cicero named Herodotus “Father of History.” His “Histories” first appeared about 425 B.C. in Athens, and translated from the Greek (Ionian) into Latin by Laurentius Valla in about 1450, revised by Heusbach in 1537; Aldus Manutius published an edition in Greek in 1502 in Venice, and thereafter several editions in Greek and Latin appeared: 1541, 1565, 1584, 1592, 1594. He wrote in Ionian, which is a different language or dialect from Dorian used in Halicarnassus. He is considered “the Father of History” although he has also been referred to as “Father of Lies” for his subjective descriptions of peoples and events. Some of this is related to monies received or not received by Thebands, Corinthians, Athenians, etc. that he wrote about. When The Histories were collected, they were broken into nine parts, each named after the nine Muses with Clio, the Muse of History taking claim over the first book. The rest of the book follows what can be seen as a loose history of four Persian kings. The history of Cyrus takes up the first book, Cambyses takes up Book 2 and some of three which leads into the dynastic history of Darius whose reign fills up the books up to 6, and finally Xerxes caps of The Histories in Books 7 and 8. This is perhaps the most broad way to get an overview of the crafting of The Histories although Herodotus learned, perhaps from Homer, that this method is excellent for storing great variety and movement of many narratives. The Persian-Greek Wars provided some time-line thematic structure (even though Herodotus would weave backwards and forwards in time at point), but other thematic structure is to be found as well throughout The Histories. One such theme was Herodotus's view of the interaction of human action and its influence on historical causation, that of retribution and vengeance and that those who wrong others will see their payment coming to them. Another such theme is Herodotus's commonly held Greek belief that pride goes before the inevitable fall. This hubris is often seen in Herodotus's histories as the expansion of empires. - egs(dot)edu.

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        Traicte des Miracles. Monstrant qu'ils ne peuvent estre vrayes marques de l'Egilse.

      Arnold Leers,, Rotterdam: 1645 - Collation: A-G12 (G10-12 blank). Pagination: 161,[7]pp. Contemp. vellum, spine darkened, surface imperfections on rear cover, old owner's note on title page, long entry (2 pages) on this work in a contemporary French hand on the f.f.e.p.,dated 1646 with his name on the front paste-down and the note he was at the Monastery of Westphalia, light foxing. Couppe, 1583-1646, Protestant pastor of Tours (1603-1620) and Loudon (1620-1646). This treatise is written in response to Robert Bellarmin [see his: Disputations de controversiis Christianæ Fidei, 1581-92)] and Louis Richeome's Trois Discours, Bordeaux,1599. [Richeome, 1544-1625, was a French humanist and Jesuit ]He discusses Del Rio's Disquisitiones Magicae (i.e. p121ff.)as well as Godelmann. It is interesting to note that he was at Loudon during the Urban Grandier (Devils at Loudon) witchcraft episode (1634) and was present at Grandier's trial. Citations: STCN 164512. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Vita di Esopo Frigio, Prudente e faceto favolatore. Tradotta dal Signor Conte Giulio Landi. Al quale di nuovo sono aggiunte le Favole di Esopo.

      alle quali di nuovo sono aggiunte molte altre di alcuni belli ingegni. In Torino, ad istanza di Gio. Manzolino, MDCXXXXV (1645), - in-12, pp. 413, (15), legatura coeva in piena pergamena floscia. Con due frontespizi figurati e 147 vignette (di mm 35x50 ca.) silografiche n.t., alcune più volte ripetute, iniziali ornate e finalini. Pregevole edizione della Vita e delle Favole di Esopo nella traduzione italiana a cura del piacentino Giulio Landi, apparse rispettivamente per la prima volta presso i Giolito nel 1545, e a Venezia, Bariletto, 1569 (DBIt 63, pp. 385-389). Edizione figurata di eccezionale rarità - come tutte quelle di Esopo, di estrema deperibilità in quanto date in lettura ai bambini; nessun esemplare di questa edizione torinese è censito in biblioteche pubbliche italiane. Inoltre appare straordinario sottolineare che i legni sono gli stessi utilizzati nell'edizione latina apparsa a Biella presso Mondella nel 1549 e 1550 (Bersano Begey, II, 913-14). Queste deliziose matrici xilografiche, dall'indubbio sapore popolare, sopravvissero per oltre cento anni e vennero riutilizzate in questa edizione in volgare. Buon esemplare (antiche note di possesso ms. al titolo e in fine ''Gioanni Pietro Reynaudo''). Manca a Michel-Michel, a B:M:STC Italian XVII secolo, al Canavesio, Tipografia del 600 in Piemonte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Republica seu Magistratibus Atheniensium Liber. Accessit: Discursus Politicus de eadem materia.

      Leiden: Johannes Maire, 1645. 24mo (11,2 x 6,1 cm). (16), 5 - 368 pp. Contemporary full overlapping vellun, spine with handwritten title. Illustrated with an engraved portrait.This edition contains two works: 1. Guil. Postellus - De Republica seu Magistratibus Atheniensium Liber. 2. Antonius Thysius - Discursus Politicus De Rep. Atheniensium. This is an attempt to re-evaluate the organisation of the ancient Greek state. The Protestants of the young Dutch Republic were at the time of publication very much interested in descriptions of antique Republican states, that could serve as models for the modern Republican state. Leaf (?)8 with a nice engraved standing portrait of "Guillelmvs Postellvs" as a geographer with globes and callipers. With five 4-line decorated woodcut initials. Title page with a very simple vignette. Collated and complete. Signatures: (?)8, A6, B-Z8, (P8 blank). The second quire (A) consists of 6 leaves (as issued) and the first three leaves have the signatures A 3 - 5 (as indicated by Breugelmans). A fine copy, remarkably fresh. For a full description and more images please visit www.zaalbooks.nl .

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        La Fuga in Egitto. (Castiglione, Giovanni Benedetto, Genova 1616-1670).

      1645. Acquaforte originale firmata "Gio. Bened. Castiglione Genovese" nell'angolo inferiore destro della lastra (mm 299x296, linea nera di bordura marginale completa). Nota finissima composizione raffigurante la Madonna e il Bimbo sull'asino, accanto S.Giuseppe, a lato pastori e pecore, sull'albero angeli e angeletti alati. Buona prova (alcune lievissime e leggere macchie).

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        Biblia, dat is: De gantsche H. Schrifture, vervattende alle de Canonijke Boeken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments. (.) Uyt de Oorspronckelycke talen in onse Neder-landtsche tale getrouwelijck overgeset. (.) Tot Dordrecht Bij Pieter Loyemans, ende Marten de Bot.

      Pieter Loyemans, ende Marten de Bot., Dordrecht 1645 - Bijzondere roofdruk. Weight (kg): 5,9 Height (cm): 40,6 Width (cm): 26 Thickness (cm): 9,8 EF Elephant Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il filosofo Diogene cerca l?uomo onesto.(circa 1645).

      1645. Acquaforte originale firmata "G. Bened. Castiglionis in." nell'angolo inferiore sinistro della lastra (mm 217x303, e margini bianchi di 20 mm. ca.). Tiratura originale. Ottimo esemplare (lievissima traccia di piega verticale al centro della pagina). Foglio assai rappresentativo per l'arte incisoria dell'illustre genovese (Genova.1610-Mantova 1665).

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        The City Alarum, or the weeke of our miscarriages, which have hitherto obstructed our proceedings, and will now retard them, if not speedily removed.

      4to, (2) + 34pp, title printed within an ornamental border and with printer's woodcut device, most leaves lightly dampstained, but a good, crisp, copy in old calf-backed marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt but nonetheless worn and chipped.Publisher: London, printed for Joshua Kirton,Year: 1645Edition: First edition. Wing C.4346. Kress 677. Goldsmiths 890. Massie 623 (but another issue). Thomason I, 384.

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        Oeuvres morales et mélées. Oeuvres traduites du grec en français, revues, corrigées et enrichies en cette dernière édition de préfaces générales, de sommaires au commencement de chacun des traités, d'annotations en marge, qui montrent l'artifice et la suite des discours de l'auteur.

      Antoine Robinot, 1645. 2 volumi in -folio, pp. (16) 926 (58) ; (8) 792 (32). Leg. piena pelle dell'epoca. Dorsi a nervi con titoli su tasselli (lievi difetti alle cuffie, una cerniera restaurata). Lavoro di tarlo al margine interno di 12 pagine del secondo volume. Per il resto esemplare molto buono. Marca calcografica sul frontespizio (La Fama e un medaglione con la caduta di Icaro) incisa da Jean Boulanger. Edizione curata da Simon Goulart il vecchio, le cui iniziali S.G.S. figurano nelle prefazioni. Traduzione di Jacques Amyot.

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        Nova demonstratio immobilitatis terrae petita ex virtut magnetica.

      George Griveau, La Flèche 1645 - Presentation copy of the first edition of this rare and richly illustrated Jesuit anti-Copernican tract by Jacques Grandami (1588-1672), rector of the Jesuit college of La Flèche, which was attended by both Descartes and Mersenne. In this work Grandami employs the ?magnetic philosophy? initiated by William Gilbert to refute the heliocentrist position. He also claims to have solved the problem of determining longitude at sea. In the first decades of the seventeenth century ?magnetic philosophy? was used both by heliocentrists and their opponents to support their positions, and Grandami had discussed his views with Descartes and Mersenne, as well as with Huygens, before the publication of this work. ?In the seventeenth century debates over the Copernican hypothesis numerous astronomers used magnetism and magnetic theories of attraction to substantiate their theoretical arguments and experimental proofs. William Gilbert initiated the introduction of magnetism into astronomical debate and the analogy between magnets and celestial bodies was subsequently employed in various ways by the heliocentrists, including Kepler and Galileo. By calling up Gilbert?s magnetic philosophy in support of Copernican astronomy, Kepler and Galileo influenced the course of astronomical debate by strengthening the analogy and by cementing together the two sciences of magnetism and celestial physics. Yet magnetic arguments and magnetic analogies did not remain the province of heliocentrists alone. Opponents of Copernican theory likewise turned to magnetism, this time to refute the astronomy which common sense and Scriptural authority opposed. The hope of disproving the Copernican hypothesis by means of magnetic studies provided a strong stimulus to such studies in the scientific community? (Baldwin, p. 155). Grandami considered the present work to be a major contribution, continuing to discuss it with Huygens as late as 1669. ABPC/RBH list only two copies sold since 1942 (neither of them presentation copies): Honeyman 1979, £700 (cont. calf worn, one plate torn and repaired), this subsequently offered by Howell in 1981 for $3250; Christie's 2016, £7500 (modern binding, uncut).The remarkable frontispiece ?reflects the Jesuits? preoccupation with magnetic cosmology. At the top two angels symbolize God?s providence in imbuing the Earth with a magnetic quality to prevent it moving. The quotation from Ecclesiastes I, 4 emphasizes the unique conformity of Jesuit magnetics with scripture. The central image is of a cherub conducting Grandami?s basic experiment to prove magnetic immobility ? Navigational interests are again represented. The cherub on the right carries Grandami?s allegedly non-declining compass needle, with which he claimed to have solved the problem of longitude at sea? (Pumfrey, p. 52).Provenance: presented by the author to an unidentified recipient ?I. B.? (frontispiece inscribed at foot ?I. B. Auctor D[ono] D[edit]? in contemporary  hand); subsequently given to the library of the Jesuit domus professae in Antwerp by Daniel Papebroch in 1682 (printed title inscribed at head ?Domûs Professae Soc: Jesu Antuerpiae?, front free endpaper with inscription ?Musei SS. in Domo professâ Soc. Iesu Antuerp.  Dedit Bibliothecae ejûsdem Domûs R. P. Papebrochius 1682?); contemporary hand-written list, on paper, of 11 books (this being the first) pasted to upper cover. Daniel Papebroch (1628-1714) was an important Flemish Jesuit hagiographer and Bollandist. He was a leading revisionist figure, bringing historical criticism to bear on traditions of saints of the Catholic Church.The analogy between magnetic and celestial phenomena originated in William Gilbert?s seminal De magnete (1600). Gilbert stated that the Earth possessed magnetic force and behaved like a large magnet in the cosmos. The Earth was endowed with the same motions of attraction, aggregation of parts, revolution and direction that a loadstone possessed. The Earth shared with a spherical loadston

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