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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. Oblong folio, 28 pp.; waterstains in margins but in good condition, bound in full dark-brown oasis. First voyage of the Duyfken. 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 (see catalogue number 29).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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        Gesamtans., ( Aufsicht ) mit Darstellung der Belagerung 1547, "Warhafftig abcontraseyung der Stadt Leiptzig..", darunter Erklärungen v. 1 - 16 und 1 - 22.

      . Kupferstich aus Hortleder ( Schmalkaldischer Krieg ) b. Wolfgang Endter, 1645, 20 x 32. Nicht bei Fauser.

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        Devonia Vulgo Devon-Shire

      1645. Highly important and one of the "earliest" printed maps of Devon. Influenced by "Speed's" early map, the decorative coats of arms are the same. The Blaeu map is much clearer in its line and less cluttered (there is no inset of Exeter.) The decorative cartouche containing the title has a cherub seated on top holding a cane, two seventeenth century merchants negotiate over rolls of cloth; sheep, fish and two birds surround the rest of the cartouche all giving a flavour of the various industries of the County. The Royal Standard is located in the top corner. A couple of small Ms annotations in an early hand. Beautifully contemporary style full wash hand colouring Batten & Bennett, 12. . 495 x 390mm.

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        Toet-steen der Conscientie. Ofte Proeve over den staet der warer gelucksalicheyt, synde een verklaringhe over den eersten Psalm Davids. Waer in een yder Christen mensche, syn sielen salicheyt van herten beminnende, sonder vooroordeel ofte liefcosinge syns selfs, sekerlijck in syne siele mercken ende gevoelen kan, ofte hy is in den staet der waerer gelucksalicheyt ofte niet. Eerst int Engelsch beschreven. Die tweede Druck opt nieuws verbetert overgeset vermeerdert met twee Predicatien over de woorden erste Cor. I. en door denselven Auth. oock met een register aent eynde voorsien &c. Door Julius Aysonius Huisinga.

      Utrecht, Willem Strick 1645. 2e druk (56) 556 p. Origineel Perkament, 8° (vernieuwde schutbladen, voorplat en onderkant rug mist een klein stukje perkament, pag. 88-119 wormgaatje in de middenmarge. Zeldzaam werk over Psalm 1 van de puritein Robert Bolton,1572-1631. FATY 1,245).

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        Journael ende verhael/ vande Oost-Indische reyse . Uytgevaren met een vloot van 9 schepen, den May 1626. Met een beschriivinghe van den see-slach/ die hy gheslagen heeft met den vermaerden see-roover Claes Compaen. Item: Oost-Indische reyse/ ghedaen by Seyger de Rechteren, kranck-besoecker. uytghevaren onder . Jacob Speckx, den 25 Januarius 1629 .

      - (Amsterdam, Joannes Janssonius, 1645).Oblong 8vo. Modern wrappers. 94 pp. (text set in two columns; without the 3 plates).* First Dutch edition, extracted from Commelin's collection of voyages. - The first account contains the meeting with the pirate Claes Compaen. The journal of Van Rechteren contains a fairly substantial description of China and the description of Formosa by George Candidius. Probably the best and by far the most influential description of Formosa during the seventeenth century (Lach & Kley, III, p.1799).Landwehr, VOC, 250. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Generale beschrijvinghe van Indien, ende in't besonder van't coninckrijck van Guseratten, staende onder de beheersinge van den groot machtighen coninck Chaiahan: anders genaemt den grooten Mogor.

      (Amsterdam, Joannes Janssonius, 1645).Oblong 8vo. Modern wrappers. 112 pp. (text set in two columns).First Dutch edition, extracted from Commelin's collection of voyages. - 'Van Twist's 'General description of India' is primarily a detailed account of Gujarat. He reports on its government, its relationship to the Mughul empire, and the history of how Gujarat came under Mughul control. He describes Gujarat's geography, fauna, flora, cities, food, commerce, religions, and social customs' (Lach & Kley, III, p.473).Landwehr, VOC, 250.

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        "Regiones sub Polo Artico".

      1645. Kupferstich-Karte von Wilhelm Blaeu, Amsterdam ca. 1645, altkoloriert mit feiner Goldhöhung. 41 x 53 cm. Faltstellen geglättet, Bug im Zentrum hinterlegt. Burden, The Mapping of North America, No. 252, state 2, S. 321f. mit Abb.. Mit Gold und Silber gehöht, möglicherweise ein Dirk Jansz Van Santen-Kolorit. Zweiter und letzter Zustand dieser Karte mit der 1645 hinzugefügten Dedikation (mit Wappen) am linken Rand. Ebenfalls hinzugefügt wurde der Name von Johannes Blaeu. Kein Rückentext. Nach Burden handelt es sich bei den Ausgaben ohne Rückentext um Abzüge, die nach der Versteigerung der erhaltenen Kupferstich-Platten am 20. April 1677 abgezogen wurden. Decorative map of the North Pole, including Arctic North America, Scandinavia, and northern Asia, with wonderful cartouches and decorative coat of arms. First published in 1638, here the second and final state with the dedication cartouche and of Johannes Blaeu's name at the center left, which were added in 1645. Very fine heightened with gold, probably by Dirk Jansz Van Santen (1637/38-1708).

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        Vue de Sebenico pendent que les Turc l'avoit Assiége en 1645 - Plan de Sebenico - Port de Sebenico

      Incisione su rame. Foglio unico (mm. 520x420 misurati alla battuta), ottima inchiostratura. Bella tavola suddivisa in tre piani dedicati tutti a Sebenico. Di forte impatto le scene con vascelli, la veduta della città con i bombardamenti in corso.

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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.

      Jan Jansz, Amsterdam 1645 - Oblong folio, 28 pp.; waterstains in margins but in good condition, bound in full dark-brown oasis. First voyage of the Duyfken. 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 (see catalogue number 29).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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Dippers dipt. or, The Anabaptists Duck'd and Plung'd Over Head and Eares, at a Disputation in Southwark

      London: Nicholas Bourne and Richard Royston. 1645. Octavo Size. Good Condition. Half-leather. Leather at corners quite worn. Leather spine is rubbed at edges and ends but title and decoration clear and bright. Suggest possible early nineteenth century rebind. Front hinge starting. All pages are discoloured with age and some appear wavy - possibly minor damp effect. Text block is quite legible. Previous owner's details, dated 1823, to front free end paper. 227 pages Dr Featley [1582-1645] was an English theologian and clergyman who experienced the full tempestuousness of the English Civil War being a chaplain in ordinary to Charles 1. In 1643 Parliamentarian troops attempted to murder him, his was then brought before a committee and voted out of his living. Subsequently he was imprisoned as a spy and his estates were sequestered. He died of illnesses contracted whilst in prison. The full title of this, his most famous book, is 'The Dippers dipt. or, The Anabaptists Duck'd and Plung'd Over Head and Eares, at a Disputation in Southwark Together with a large and full Discourse of their 1. Originall. 2.Severall forts. 3. Peculiar Errours. 4. High Attempts against the State. 5. Capitall punishments: with an Application to these times. ?ataßapt?sta? ?atapt?sta'. . 1st Edition. Hardback.

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        Chanut.

      LINAGE DE VAUCIENNES, Pierre. Memoires de ce qui s'est passé en Suede, et aux provinces voisines, depuis l'année 1645 jusques en l'année 1655; ensemble le demêlé de la Suede avec la Pologne, tirez des depeches de monsieur Chanut ambassadeur pour le roy en Suede, par P. Linage de Vauciennes. 1-3. Köln, chez Pierre du Marteau, 1677. 12:o. (26),+ 427; 477; 496 pp. Hundöron. Andra delen med reva i marginalen på s. 31, enstaka småfläckar, fläckar på s. 180-82 samt 365, och ett litet hål i marginalen på s. 267-70. Tredje delen med fläckar på s. 143, 216-17, 267-68, 285-86, 319-20, 359-60 och 428. Något nötta men trevliga blå pappband med titeletiketter i pergament. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Tre volymer.Warmholtz 8322. Willems 1910. Berghman 1797. Exemplar med både huvudtitelbladet och deltitelbladet i första delen. Det första anger årtalet 1655 i titeln, och det andra anger 1652. Andra upplagan, den första utkom i Paris 1675. Författare till depescherna var den franska diplomaten Pierre Hector Chanut (1604-67) som åren 1645-49 var fransk ministerresident i Sverige samt innehade ambassadörsposten i Stockholm och i Lübeck 1649-53. Depescherna från 1649 till 1655 anses dock huvudsakligen vara skrivna av Chanuts sekreterare de Piques. Martin Weibull har i "Historisk tidskrift" 1887-88 redogjort för verkets innehåll i jämförelse med originalrapporterna och kritiserar utgivaren Linage de Vauciennes för uteslutningar, misstag och annat. Chanut vann Kristinas gunst och förmedlade bland annat kontakten med Descartes samt anses ha påverkat drottningen i religionsfrågan. Han var också en av de få samtida som skrev positivt om Kristina. Ett svenskt urval utkom 1826 med bifogade kommentarer skrivna av Kristina, hämtade ur hennes eget exemplar av "Memoires"

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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,, Paris, 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SUMMA CONCILIORUM OMNIUM QUAE A SANCTO PETRO USQUE AD GREGRORIUM XV PAPAM CELEBRATA . TEXTE EN LATIN.

      PETRINI. 1645 - R150166081: 730 pages. Tampon sur la page de titre. La couverture n'est pas d'origine. Texte sur deux colonnes. Galeries de vers sur toutes les pages l'ouvrage dans les marges de texte , altérant légèrement la lecture sur les 20 dernières pages. Note au stylo sur la page de titre. Tranches humides. In-4 Cartonné. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos abîmé. Mouillures Classification Dewey : 470-Langues italiques. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Biscaia et Guiouscoa Cantabriae Veteris. . .

      Amsterdam 1645 - Latin text on verso. The Basque Region, Size : 380x500 (mm), 15x19.625 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Schilt des Geloofs, ofte Verdedinge vande Geloofs-Belydenisse der Gereformeerde Kercken in Vranckrijck, Tegens de tegenvverpingen vanden Heer Aernout, Jesuijt. Een Boeck gantsch dienstich voor alle Staten der Christenheyt, om in't cort de Pauselijcke doolingen duydelijck te leeren kennen ende krachtelijck te weder-leggen. Uyt het Frans hertaelt door Daniel Costerus.

      Utrecht, Jan van Waesberge 1645. (56) 900 p. Origineel overslaand Perkament, 8° (in het voorwerk onderstrepingen met bruin potlood).

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        Biblia Polyglotta 1. Hebraica, 2. Samaritana, 3. Chaldaica, 4. Graeca, 5. Syriaca, 6. Latina, 7. Arabica, quibus textus originales totius Scripturae Sacrae, quorum pars in editione Complutensi, deinde in Antuerpiensi regiis sumptibus extat, nunc integri, ex manuscriptis toto fere orbe quaesitis exemplaribus, exhibentur.

      Paris, Antoine Vitré 1645 (1629-1645). 9 delen in 10 banden, elk deel H. 54 x D. 37 x B. 8-10 cm. en rond de 20-25 kg. Origineel Leer met ribben, goudbestempeld, Folio (De delen bevatten in totaal 4051 bladen, 6 gegraveerde kaarten, enkele tabellen en 2 gravures. Papier royale uitgave in een mooie druk, de meeste delen hebben wat vochtvlekken, en enkele delen zijn op de rug plaatselijk wat gerestaureerd, desondanks een prachtige set van deze buitengewoon zeldzame en complete uitgave van de Polyglot-Bijbel. 9 volumes in 10 bindings, each volume ca. 54 x 37 x 8-10 cm. and about 20-25 kg. Contemporary Leather with 6 raised bands and richly decorated gilt spine, Folio (The volumes contain a total amount of 4051 leaves, six engraved maps, some tables, and two other illustrated plates. Large paper copy, excellent printing, most volumes some waterstaining, spine of one volume repaired, otherwise a fine and complete set of this extreme rare edition of a Polyglot-Bible. The third of the great Polyglots known as the Paris, or Le Yay's, or A. Vitré's Polyglot. Samaritan and Arabic are the languages here added. This huge Bible, intended to be an improved and enlarged edition of the Antwerp Polyglot, apparently originated with Cardinal du Perron. As early as 1615, according to a contemporary letter of J.A. de Thou (Thuanus), the Cardinal had begun preparations, which were cut short by his death in 1617. Some years later the Paris advocate, Guy Michel le Jay, took up the project, and by an immense expenditure of money and labour, carried it at length to a succesful issue. The editors: Among the chief scholars who assisted in the work, Philip d'Aquin, a Christian Jew, Hebrew Professor and Interpreter at Paris, supervised the Hebrew and Chaldee sections. To Joannes Morinus (Jean Morin) of Blois (1591-1659), one of the founders of Biblical criticism, were intrusted the Sameritan Pentateuch and Targum. Gabriel Sionita, a Maronite who had been brought by F. Savary de Brèves at the request of J.A. de Thou from Syria, and was at this time Regius Professor and Interpreter of Syriac and Arabic at Paris, was mainly responsible for the complete Syriac and Arabic texts with their Latin translations. Jerome Parent, a doctor of the Sorbonne, revised the Hebrew Pentateuch and the Syriac and Arabic texts of the N.T. with their Latin translations. Joannes Hesronita, a Maronite who came with Sionita to Paris, supplied the Latin translations of the Arabic Pentateuch. Godefridus Hermant, Canon of Blois, helped to revise the Greek text, while Jean Aubert, Regius Professor of Greek, and Jean Tarin, another Professor, are also said to have assisted Le Jay. The Date, etc.:The work of printing began in March 1628. By the end of 1629 the first four tomes were completed. Vol. 1 of tom. 5 was finished in 1630, tom. 6 in 1632, and vol. 2 of tom. 5 in 1633. The completion of tom. 7 was hindered by Sionita's delay in supplying the Latin translation for the books of Ruth, 2 Kings, and 1 and 2 Chronicles, and thus tom. 8 was the next section finished, in 1635. During the following year Le Jay succeeded in obtaining the formal approbation of the ecclesiastical authorities for his work, but he could not complete its publication, owing to the dilatoriness of Sionita. A bitter dispute arose, which lasted for some years, during part of which sionita lay in prison. Meanwhile Abraham Ecchellensis, another Maronite, was summoned from Rome to Paris, and employed by Le Jay in place of Sionita, he edited the book of Ruth, and revised other sections in Syriac and Arabic. At length the disputants came to terms. Tom. 7 was completed in 1642, and tom. 9 (the last) in 1645, the general title in tom. 1 bearing the same date. The printer was Antoine Vitré, of Paris. Jaques Sanlecque prepared the plates and cast some of the types. The term 'imperial' is said to have been applied for the first time to the paper for this edition, which was of special size and quality. The Arrangement: Tom. 1-4 contain the O.T. with Apocrypha, arranged exactly as in the Antwerp Polyglot. Tom. 5 (in two volumes) contains the N.T., arranged as in the Antwerp Polyglot, with two exeptions, 1. The Syriac version of the five previously missing books is supplied, 2. In place of the Syriac in Hebrew character is given the Arabic version with a literal Latin translation on the opposite page. Tom. 6-9 contain the books of the O.T. (except Esther) with some of the Apocrypha, printed in four columns, across two pages, the Syriac, a Latin version of the Syriac, a Latin translation of the Arabic, and the Arabic. In tom 6. are added the Samaritan Pentateuch and the Samaritan Targum with a Latin translation. Only one Latin translation, Interpretatio Syriaca & Arabica, is given in the book of Job. The books of the Apocrypha which find a place in this section are, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus and Baruch in Syriac and Arabic, 1 Maccabees in Syriac only, Bel and the Dragon and 2 Maccabees in Arabic only.  The Texts: So far as the Hebrew, Greek and Latin texts are concernes, the editors appear to have followed closely the Antwerp Polyglot. Le Jay was severely criticised for not adopting the authorised Roman recensions of the Septuagint (1586-1587) and more especially of the Vulgate (1592). The Chaldee Paraphrase is said to have been revised by the help of Bomberg's 'Biblia Rabbinica'and other editions, but the Latin translation of it was left unaltered. In Syriac the Text of the O.T. was printed for the first time. The N.T. generally follows the text of the Antwerp Polyglot, but the hitherto missing portions were supplied, the four Epistles from E. Pococke's edition of 1630, and Revelation from L. de Dieu's edition of 1627. Abraham Ecchellensis brought with him to Paris in 1640 a Syriac manuscript of the O.T. together with extracts from various manuscripts, and other material. But, so far as is known, the Syriac and Arabic texts in this Polyglot are based on no more than six or seven manuscripts. The Arabic tect of the Gospels, with the Latin translation, differs somewhat from the 1591 edition printed at Rome. The rest of the N.T. was based on an Arabic manuscript recently brought from Aleppo to Paris, and the Latin translation was supplied by Sionita. It generally differs much from Erpenius' text of 1616. The text of the O.T. was taken from an Arabic manuscript brought from Constantinople by Savary de Brèves. The Samaritan Pentateuch, that is Hebrew in the ancient Samaritan character (Samaritan-Hebrew), which exhibits some important variations from the ordinary Hebrew text, was included at the suggestion of Cardinal Petrus Berullius, and was edited by Jean Morin from a manuscript given to the Library of the Oratory at Paris in 1620. The Samaritan Targum, or version of the Hebrew in the Samaritan dialect (Samaritan-Aramaic) is added, printed from a manuscript supplied by Pietro della Valle. This in the first edition of the Samaritan Pentateuch and Samaritan Targum. One Latin translation was considered sufficient for both. Darlow, T.H./Moule, H.F. (1963). Historical Catalogue of the Printed Editions of Holy Scripture in the Library of The British and Foreign Bible Society. Vol.II: Polyglots and Languages other than English, p. 20-22.

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        POLYCARPI ET IGNATII EPISTOLAE: una cum vetere vulgata interpretatione Latina, ex trium manuscriptorum codicum collatione, integritati suae restituta. Accessit & Ignatianarum epistolarum versio antiqua alia, ex duobus manuscriptis in Anglia repertis, nunc primum in lucem edita. Quibus praefixa est, non de Ignatii solum & Polycarpi scriptis, sed etiam de Apostolicis Constitutionibus & Canonibus Clementi Romano tributis, Iacobi Vsserii Archiepiscopi Armachani dissertatio

      Oxford: Leonard Lichfield /Henry Hall/ R.b for George Thomason, 1645, 1644, 1647. Hardcover. Good-. Several broad headpieces with crown, thistle and Tudor rose + many historiated,foliated and decorative intials + TP each having different printer's mark or decoration. Quarto contemporary ruled calf (covers detached/tips worn) TP in red and black +cxlvi+addenda leaf +243pp +TP with Oxford coat of arms incorporated into Muses & rose & thistle surround dated 1644 +(2pp=Ussher's To readers) +53pp +blank leaf +TP to Appendix Ignatiana .. By Ussher London 1647 Printed in red and black +(6pp=to readers) +39pp +TP London 1647 +(6p) to reader but misbound (first leaf before 1647 TP other two leaves reversed after TP) +132pp. TP & following leaf with old repair but no loss. About a dozen leaves edge-dusted & 9 pages with sm.corner loss not affecting print. Top of leaf cut away to top margin of To the Reader (no loss of print) Parallel Greek and Latin text Printed in Red and black. This book has many variant collations but this copy has the maximum number of parts (ie 5) and pages and collates complete although possibly missing one blank leaf (has the other blank leaf). *Bishop Ussher of Armagh (1581-1656), an Irish theologian and scholar, at one time had possibly the largest collection of books in Western World and he is best known for his attempt at dating the age of world.

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        Zootomia democritaea: id est, Anatome Generalis totius animantium Opificii, libris quinque....

      Noribergae, Literis Endterianis, 1645. 4to (185 x 140mm). pp. (24), including an engraved frontispiece and 2 engraved portraits, 408, (34), and many woodcuts in the text. Contemporary calf, a bit rubbed. "The earliest comprehensive treatise on comparative anatomy" (Cole p. 132). "It is the first printed book to deal exclusively with Zootomy. It is exceedingly rare" (Wood p. 564). The beautifully engraved frontispiece illustrates the meeting of Democritus and Hippocrates. "The first crude attempt at comparative anatomy was made by Marco Aurelio Severino (1580-1656), whose 'Zootomia Democritae' (1645), antedates Malpighi, Leeuwenhoek, and Swammerdam. The woodcuts show the viscera of birds, fishes, and mammals, with some phases of their development, and slight as are the comparative features, the book is the only thing of its kind before the 18th century" (Garsison p. 252). Severino corresponded with many important physicians and scientists such as William Harvey, John Houghton, Thomas Bartholin, Ole Worms, Volckamer and J.Vesling.//The second portrait is a beautifully engraved portrait of Severino, the first portrait shows Giulio Iasolino, a professor of Napels. Some browning.//Provenance: Bookplate of South Library (1860), and small blind stamp on first 3 leaves.//Wood p. 564; Nissen ZBI,.

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        S.R.E. Cardinalium, Archiepiscoporum, Episcoporum, et Abbatum Pedemontane regionis Chronologica Historia cui accedunt Catalogi Archiepiscoporum Tarentasiensium, ac Episcoporum Augustensium, Sedunensium, Maurianensium, Gebennensium, Bellicensium.

      Typis HH. Ioannis Dominici Tarini,, Augustae Taurinorum, 1645 - In-4° (245x185mm), pp. 403, (20) di errata e approvazioni varie, legatura coeva p. pergamena flessibile con titolo calligrafato in antico al dorso. Al frontespizio, impresa tipografica con con un leone sorreggente il marchio tipografico del Tarino sormontato dal motto greco entro cartiglio "Anekou kai Apekou" entro cornice ornata e figurata con guerrieri e con tori emblematici della città di stampa del volume. Dedica a stampa a Cristina di Francia, Duchessa di Savoia. Testo entro duplice filettatura, testatine, finalini e capilettera riccamente ornati o istoriati in xilografia. Restauri al piatto anteriore, diffuse fioriture e reintegrazioni al margine inferiore destro del frontespizio e delle prime 200 pp. Discreto esemplare nell'insieme. Edizione originale ed unica, rara, di questa storia, condotta secondo i canoni annalistici della storiografia del tempo, dei cardinali, vescovi e abati del Piemonte, della Valle d'Aosta, della Tarantaise, della Maurienne, di Ginevra, di Losanna, ecc., dall'XI al XVII secolo. Il Della Chiesa, vissuto fra il 1593 e il 1662, fu Vescovo di Saluzzo, sua città natale, nonché storiografo e consigliere di Vittorio Amedeo I. Manno, I, 882, Lozzi, 3608 (nota). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Las excelencias, y marivillosas [sic] propriedades del tabaco, conforme a gravisimos autores, y grandes experiencias, agora nuebamente sacadas a la luz: para consuelo del genero humano

      En Salamanca, por Diego de Cossio, año de 1645 - 8º mayor, [4]+32 p, pergamino de época con manchas, pequeñas pérdidas en bordes. Papel tostado, leves huellas de humedad. Orla xilográfica en portada, tipos algo borrosos, cul de lampe. Incluye, en las últimas tres páginas, "Las propiedades de la liebre, y sus miembros, según el Doctor Luis de Lobera lib. 2 de experiencias". Morejón: "Cristóbal Unfri y Hayo, natural de Dublín, hijo de una de las familias más distinguidas de la provincia de Guipúzcoa; vino a España muy joven, y estudió medicina en la universidad de Salamanca, donde se graduó de doctor y fue catedrático de cirujia"

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        Verhael van de reyze inde meeste deelen van de Oost-Indien, door den opper-coopman Hendrick Hagenaer. Uyt gevaeren inden jaere 1631 ende weder gekeert ao. 1638. Met een besondere beschryvinge eeniger Indiaensche coninckrycken, ende landen.

      (Amsterdam, Joannes Janssonius, 1645).Oblong 8vo. Modern wrappers. 133 pp. (text set in two columns; last page in facsimile).* First Dutch edition, extracted from Commelin's collection of voyages. - 'Hagenaer, a VOC senior merchant, visited Japan three times: in 1634, in 1635-36, and again in 1637, years in which Caron was resident there. While Hagenaer attempts no comprehensive descriptions of Japan, his journal contains some interesting details about VOC trade in Japan, especially about the Dutch embassy in Edo in 1635-36, and some description of the sights and experiences along the way' (Lach & Kley, III, p.1868).Landwehr, VOC, 250; Cordier, B.J., col. 338.

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        Della guerra di Fiandra, descritta dal cardinal Bentivoglio

      Venetia; appresso Francesco Baba 1637 - 1645 - 3 tomi in un unico vol.; in 8°; pp. (10), 293, (1) + 1 tavv. incisa raffigurante l'autore; 191, (8); 238, (10); leg. pregevole in mezza pelle con angoli, titolo e fregi al dorso, piatti marmorizzati, tagli a spruzzo. Marca (aquila bicipite) sui front. Celebre opera del Cardinale B.(1577-1644), frutto della sua conoscenza delle fonti storiche e della sua esperienza come diplomatico. Fu composta in diversi anni, dal 1632 al 1639. (Gamba 1793 per ediz. orig. Graesse I, 337. Piantanida 527). Nella guerra, voluta dal Re di Spagna Filippo II per ostacolare la formazione di una federazione dei Paesi Bassi, combatte e trovo' la morte nel 1592 il valoroso capitano del Re Alessandro Farnese

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        ARTE DE LA LENGVA MEXICANA CON LA DECLARACION DE LOS ADVERBIOS DELLA. AL ILLUSTRIS Y REUERENDISS

      Mexico: Juan Ruyz, 1645.. [6],132 leaves. Small quarto. 20th-century blue morocco, spine ornately gilt, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Internally clean. Fine. This first edition of Carochi's grammar, a legendary rarity that is widely held to be the best Nahuatl grammar in the classical tradition. Palau calls it "actualmente rarísima," while Pilling, writing in 1885, noted: "It is excessively rare, and was so even 200 years ago." Its continuing importance is shown in that in 2001, James Lockhart, a leading U.S. scholar of Nahuatl, published a new grammar of Nahuatl that he based on Carochi's work because Carochi's language is so close to classical Nahuatl and his grasp of nuances was extraordinary. Lockhart notes of Carochi that his work "[is] studded with authentic examples [of the spoken language] from the time" (Lockhart, NAHUATL AS WRITTEN [Stanford, 2001], p. viii). Carochi, an Italian Jesuit missionary who arrived in Mexico in 1605 and died there in 1666, is considered to have been one of the three best scholars of the colonial era to turn his attention to the study of the native languages of Mexico. Juan Ruíz, the printer of this fine work, was an important figure in colonial Mexican book arts, and his are among the most elegant books produced during the 17th century in the New World. Here he provides handsome typography, accented with wonderful and large woodcut initials, some historiated, a xylographic tail-piece, and an extremely well done half- page, woodcut coat of arms of the work's dedicatee. Copies of this rarity that we have examined in U.S. libraries almost universally have evidence of hard or abusive use, leading to missing pages or portions of pages, sometime to entire sections. This copy exceeds the norm in its condition. MEDINA (MEXICO) 594. PALAU 44870. SABIN 10953. LeCLERC 2310. VIÑAZA 187. GARCÍA ICAZBALCETA, LENGUAS 16. LÉON-PORTILLA, TEPUZLAHCUILOLLI 544. DEBACKER-SOMMERVOGEL II:761.

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        Kst.- Karte, b. G. Blaeu, "Evropa recens descripta".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, um 1645, 41 x 55,5. Eine der gesuchten und sehr dekorativen Europakarten. Am linken und rechten Rand jeweils 5 Trachtenpaare aus 10 verschiedenen Ländern. Am oberen Rand eine Leiste mit 9 Stadtansichten ( jeweils im Oval ), darunter Amsterdam, Prag, Istanbul, Venedig, Rom, Paris, London, Toledo und Lissabon. - Mit einem restaurietem Bugeinriß im unteren Bereich.

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        SVRRIA Vernacule SVRREY

      Atlas of England, German edition.. Amsterdam: Johann Blaeu., 1645-48.. Copper engraving. Original colour. Good margins. Fine condition. Size: 50 x 38.5 cm. (19½ x 15 inches). Handsome map of Surrey, with decorated title cartouche at top left, on each side there are five shields; seven are of local gentry, three are left blank, Royal arms at lower left of title.

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        Nicolai Machiavelli Florentini Historiae Florentinae Libri octo.,

      Apud Hieronymum de Vogel, Lugdui Batavorum, 1645 - 12mo. [8], 534, [36]pp. Full vellum, leather label, gilt title. Engraved title page portraying Cosimo de Medici with Machiavelli on one side and an angel on the other, with town scene in vignette on podium. Fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Philosophicall touch-stone: or observations upon Sir Kenelm Digbie’s discourses of the nature of bodies, and of the reasonable soule

      Printed for James Young and are to be sold by Charles Green, London 1645 - Small 4to. pp. [16], 131, [1]. With the required imprimatur leaf (sig. A1) before the title. Bound in modern blind tooled full calf after early style. An old bookseller’s ticket is preserved and pasted on the inside front cover. A miniscule institutional stamp is present on one of the front blank free fly-leaves. Interior pages contain occasional spots of mild foxing / staining / wear. A small signature is written on the title page above the word "observation." A pair of initials are written and crossed out in an early hand following the last line of text on p. 131. Bound at the rear of this copy are 14 unnumbered leaves (the final of which is soiled) containing a postscript and a table of contents to a completely different work. Alexander Ross (1591-1654) was Chaplain to Charles I and vicar of Carisbrooke. His "Philosophicall Touch-Stone" was an important refutation of the unorthodox Aristotelianism in Sir Kenelm Digby’s "Two Treatises." Ross touches on many issues relevant to science and chemistry including the atomic theory of the ancients, the composition of matter and the nature of light. Ideas concerning magnetism, color and sound are also discussed [See Duveen]. D. Rubin’s bibliography of Sir Kenelm Digby states that Ross’s treatise is " Probably the first English discussion of atomism after Digby’s ‘Two Treatises.’" [Duveen, p. 516; Neville Library II, pp.392-393; Krivatsy NLM 9953; Rubin, Sir Kenelm Digby 221; ESTC R200130]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Writing Book with Ornamental Borders.

      Milan n.p. 1645. - Oblong 4to [30 x 21.5 cm], (56) ff. of which 40 written and signed by Chiassi, including three alphabets, all except one written and ornamented on recto only, 27 pages with finely executed drawings, generally 4 subjects per page surrounding calligraphic sample, (5) blank ff., (10) ff. in a later hand and without ornamentation. Bound in contemporary flexible vellum, covers gilt-stamped with ornamental borders and title ‘Scritto da P. Honorato Chiaissi," front cover soiled and worn; fingersoiling in lower right corners, some soiling on scattered leaves, minimal toning. An internally excellent copy in a splendid contemporary binding. Elaborate manuscript notebook by a mid-seventeenth-century priest from Milan containing his own aphorisms, observations and quotations modeled after contemporary calligraphy manuals with unusually elaborate and well-executed figurative borders drawn in his hand, and interspersed with anguished outbursts on love’s torment in a later hand. Chiassi’s drawings, modelled from Antonio Tempesta’s Hunting Scenes and contemporary emblem books, show mythological figures, exotic animals and putti, often matched to the content of the text: While we find no evidence that Chiassi was a professional artist, the numerous drawings show an unusually competent hand for an amateur. A peacock and a monkey adorn the calligraphed text on vanity and conceit; the drawing of a blond woman with a provocative décolleté appears next to a warning on women’s artifice. Chiassi borrowed his border imagery with great creativity and wit, sometimes hiding parts of the drawings behind the calligraphy to increase the overall sense of three-dimensionality. Concerned with this balance between image and text, he altered the position of a horse’s head from his printed source to keep it from disappearing behind the calligraphy framework. When he cites Tempesta’s Ostrich Hunt, only the protesting bird’s head and wings appear above the text; hunters rush at him from the sides of the frame with impossibly elongated, pronged sticks. A baying dog below from a different Tempesta Hunt completes the narrative circle. An unusual example of adapting the calligraphy book not for instructional purposes, but, apparently, for those of self-expression. Nothing further is known about the author, who identifies himself as "prete," priest, in his signature. The notebook is a curious mixture of private and public, since it bears a dedication to one Abb. Mazentae (dated 16 August 1645), yet has an unfinished feel to it, with pages left blank. The texts reveal an obsession with the inconstancy of women, whose natural propensity towards infidelity needs to be curbed by vigilant fathers and husbands. Other recurring targets include courtiers and the rich who are easily corrupted by power and money. Ten leaves are covered in writing – without ornamental borders – in a later, and less skilled, hand, sometimes signed "P.G." These include writing samples in French and German, while Chiassi’s entries are predominantly in Italian, with a few Latin exceptions. What makes these later entries intriguing is their diary-like character. Although they maintain the writing book style of Chiassi’s earlier entries – and share his obsession with women ("The snake inspires terror; but much worse is a woman") – there are also more personal entries. The verso of f. 29 contains a crude draft of a poem on a lover’s torment whose blood freezes and whose heart is submerged in a tempest of doubts and torments. Leaf 30 contains the outcry "an unhappy love is worse than death!" and the statement on leaf 36, "Here is the lover in delirium only for you" is repeated on the fly leaf of the volume. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        L'aventurier Buscon, histoire facetieuse. [ensemble] Les visions.

      De l'imprimerie d'Arnoud Cotinet 1645 - - De l'imprimerie d'Arnoud Cotinet, A Paris 1645, Pet. in 8 (10x16cm), 358pp. (14) 381, relié. - Nouvelle édition, sans doute la troisième, après celle de 1635 et celle de 1644. Il manque la page de titre des Visions, mais nous pensons que l'édition est également de 1645. Traduction par De la Geneste. Les Lettres du chevalier de l'espargne font suite à Buscon. Plein Veau glacé d'époque (peut-être XVIIIe). Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Papier d'impression d'assez mauvaise qualité (du type usité à Rouen), de ce fait comportant des rousseurs et une teinte jaune pâle. Exemplaire rogné court. Premier feuillet des Visions restauré en marge. La France n'aura finalement pas rendu pleinement justice à cet immense écrivain du siècle d'or espagnol, éclipsé par le succès de Dom Quichotte, contemporain de son oeuvre oeuvre caractérisée elle aussi par le burlesque et la satire, dans une langue parfaitement virtuose et baroque peut-être cette langue ciselée et maîtrisée est-elle la cause de son approche difficile en France, mais aussi dans son propre pays. Son oeuvre la plus connue reste le roman picaresque Dom Pablo de Ségovie (L'aventurier Buscon), d'une irrésistible drôlerie, frisant parfois délicieusement avec la vulgarité, mais dans un style toujours soutenu. Les visions sembleront encore bien plus déroutantes par leurs audaces, l'ironie grinçante, sans compter une lecture assez difiicile en raison des nombreuses instances de discours qui se chevauchent. 358pp. (14) 381 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lusitania liberta Ab injusto Castellanorum dominio; restituta Legitimo Principi, Serenissimo Joanni. IV. Lusitaniae Algarbiorum, Africae, Arabiae, Persiae, Indiae, Brasiliae, & Regi Potentissimo. Summo Pontifici Imperio, Regibus, Rebus-publicis, caeterisque Orbis Christiani Principibus. Demonstrata per . Opus Historice-juridicum, materiarum varietate jucundum. Complectens, ultra principale institutum, omnes Lusitaniae notitias .

      Richardi Heron, Londini 1645 - Fol., frontis grabado, 15 hoj., 794 p., 11 hoj., 3 láms. Buen papel. Ladillos. Plena piel, nervios, tejuelo, hilos dorados, florones. Muy buen ejemplar. Buena edición, adornada con magníficos grabados, todos firmados, representando imágenes alusivas a Lusitania, retratos de los reyes Juan I y Juan II, escudos reales, arboles genealógicos, estampas de los reyes a caballo o en la corte, etc. Anotaciones manuscritas al margen en algunas páginas y en la portada.

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        Tulips and other flowers in a decorative urn

      Holland 1645 - Jan Baptist van Fornenburgh, attributed to (active 1608-ca. 1649) Tulips and other flowers in a decorative urn Bodycolor and gouache on vellum, grey ink framing lines Vellum size: 13 5/16” x 10 1/16”; framed size: 23 11/16” x 20 7/16” Holland, ca. 1645 Provenance: Private collection; Christie’s (Dresden), November 10, 1999; W. Graham Arader III Excellent condition This striking watercolor is an important example of the late Dutch Renaissance as manifested in botanical art. The 1600s were the most exciting period for developments in many branches of Dutch painting, and artists most often focused on making their mark in the field of still-life and flower painting. The similar styles embraced by a number of painters led to a characteristic Dutch style, one that combined flawless technical ability and creative compositional innovation. Jan Baptist van Fornenburgh was active quite early in the period, and his works at once referenced the masters who had come before and helped to pave the way for others. In his compositional arrangements he undoubtedly was familiar with the Bosschaert group of painters. In 1629, Fornenburgh joined the Hague guild of painters. He had already been working for over two decades but amazingly only 22 works can be firmly attributed to him. The present work may be included amongst this esteemed grouping, based upon comparision with other known examples of the artist’s work (see photocopy of Christie’s Lot information). This is a masterful example of the late Dutch Renaissance style, encompassing all the elements that made it internationally recognized. The white petals of the tulips are suffused with red, and these delicate flowers emerge, paradoxically, with an appearance of strength above all else in the composition. Other flowers come forth from between their thin stems, overflowing the ornate classical vase. The scene is active, as the flowers seem to lean under the weight of their own petals, while two delicate blooms have fallen to the table ledge on which the vase rests. The ledge protrudes into the viewer's space, making the flowers a palpable, almost illusory entity. Fornenburgh's precise rendering of textures and shadows add to the eerie realism of the image, and it was largely this appearance, or illusion, that Dutch artists came to embrace.

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        Opera omnia historica-politica. 1. Güldene Sendschreiben. 2. Fürstliche Weckuhr und Lustgarten. 3. Mißbrauch deß-Hoffs unnd Lob deß LandtsLeben. 4. Der wolgezierte Hoffman, oder Hoffschul. 5. Von Gastereyen und Zutrincken.

      Frankfurt/Main, Matthäus Kempfer für Johann Gottfried Schönwetter, [16]44-1645. - 4to. 3 pts. in 1 vol. (14), 650 pp. (6), 388 pp. 207, (5) pp. With 2 engr. title pages and 1 engr. frontispiece. Contemp. blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards on 4 raised double bands with 2 driven brass clasps. Ms. spine and shelfmark labels. Second complete German edition. Egidio Albertino's classic Baroque translation also contains de Guevara's popular mirror for magistrates, "Reloj de principes", containing many hints about child care, education, as well as gynecological and cosmetic advice (cf. Hayn/G. II, 704). - Fine roll-tooled binding shows the arms of the Roman Empire, Austria, Lower and Upper Austria (Haebler I, 329, 5) and platestamps of Justitia and Fortuna (I, 89, II & III). Haebler ascribes the tools to the Nuremberg bookbinder Hans Pfister (d. 1600) or the Wittenberg master Hans Dietz (d. 1582): thus, the present volume serves as a fine example for the continuing use of Renaissance stamps for many decades of the 17th century. - Browned and stained throughout; several thumb indices (the last one torn out). Binding rubbed, but altogether nicely preserved. VD 17, 23:000185K. Dünnhaupt, 236, 53.1. Goedeke II, 583, 42. Palau 110.076. Cf. Faber du Faur 901. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les memoires de Messire Olivier de la Marche, touchant les souveraines maisons pour la plus part d'Autriche (.). Avec les annotations & corrections de I.L.D.G. Augmenté d'un estat particulier de la Maison du Duc Charles le Hardy. Le quatrieme edition.

      Louvain, Everardus de Witte,, Louvain 1645 - Edition augmenté (1re: Lyon 1562) des mémoires de cet historien (1426-1502). Gravure sur bois sur la page de titre. Titre en noir et rouge. 18, 714 pp. 4th, enlarged edition (1st : Lyon 1562) of the memoirs of the Burgundian historian Olivier de La Marche (1426-1502). Woodcut printer's mark on titlepage. Title printed in red & black. Ref. Goldsmith (BL London) L-246. BN Paris (1). STCV (4). 1 volumes. Coins émoussés, pet.def. mors, bon exemplaire, Good copy. Reliure orig. plein veau, dos à 5 nerfs avec caissons et titre dorées. Contemp. mottled calf (corners bumped), gilt spine on 5 raised bands . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALTAER - GEHEIMENISSEN Ontvouwen in drie Boecken.

      In de Nieuwe Druckerye,, Te Keulen: 1645 - Printer's device to t.p. Full-page copper-engraved plate bound-in after A1. "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." Edge rash to first few leaves. Stain to lower portion of text block, along gutter, to varing degrees, throughout volume. A VG - VG+ copy. Early full vellum binding, with illuminated mss scraps used in binding structure [visible in hinge area]. 4to: A - X^4. 7-13/16" x 5-3/4". 1st edition. 168 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae: In decem Libros digesta

      1645. Kircher’s Major Scientific Work and his Principal Contribution to OpticsKIRCHER, Athanasius. Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae: In decem Libros digesta. Quibus Admirandae Lucis et Umbrae in mundo, atque adeo universa natura, vires effectusqu. uti nova, ita varia novorum reconditioriumq. speciminum exhibitione, ad varios mortalium usus, panduntur. Rome: Hermann Scheus (printed by Lodovico Grignani), 1646 (colophon: 1646).Two folio volumes bound in one (11 3/8 x 7 3/4 inches; 289 x 195 mm.). [xl], 935, [17] pp. Engraved frontispiece by P. Miotte and 38 plates (including 6 folding and one large double-page, folding), 3 unnumbered including 2 double-sided tables, the rest numbered to 34 including bis plate 6. The engraved frontispiece has been expertly backed. Fore-edge of pp. 513/4 (folio Ttt 1) slightly shaved affecting headline, lower margin of pp. 563/4 (Bbbb 2) also slightly shaved just affecting catchword.Full modern brown morocco, covers paneled in blind, spine with four raised bands ruled in blind and lettered in gilt, all edges sprinkled red. An excellent and very fresh copy, rebound about 20 years ago, a little tightly but this only affects the ease of opening the large double-page folding plate "Horoscopia" facing p. 553. This copy has a rather interesting provenance in having the ownership inscription of Thomas Tyrwhitt at the top of the engraved frontispiece. "T Tyrwhitt pur: 2.10.0""In Ars magna lucis et umbrae Kircher discusses the sources of light and shadow. The work deals especially with the sun, moon, stars and planets. Kircher also treats phenomena related to light, such as optical illusions, color and refraction, projection and distortion, comets, eclipses, and instruments that use light, such as sundials and mirrors. He theorizes about the type of mirror supposed to have been used by Archimedes to set Roman ships afire, drawing from notes of his own experiments performed in the harbor of Syracuse. The work includes one of the first treatises on phosphorous and fireflies. Here Kircher also published his depictions of Saturn and Jupiter as he saw them through a telescope in Bologna in 1643. On that occasion he observed that the planets were neither perfectly round nor self-luminous, contrary to the popular Aristotelian belief that they are perfect, unchanging spheres."Kircher takes a great interest in sundials and mirrors in this book, and several interesting engravings are of fanciful sundials. He had written extensively on these subjects on his previous work, the Primitiae gnomonicae catoptricae. In Ars magna lucis et umbrae Kircher also discusses an odd ancestor of the modern projector: a device called the 'magic lantern,' of which he is generally, though erroneously, considered the inventor. "Before writing this work, Kircher had read Kepler's Ad vitellionem paralipomena (1604), the first modern work on optics and was influenced to some extent by it. The Ars magna lucis et umbrae reveals Kircher's contribution as an astute observer and cataloguer of natural phenomena" (Merrill).Thomas Tyrwhitt (1730-1786) was an English classical scholar, critic and publisher. His principal classical works were Fragmenta Plutarchii 11 (1773) from a Harleian manuscript; Dissertatio de Babrio (1776), containing some fables of Aesop, hitherto unedited, from a Bodleian manuscript, and his most important work Aristotle's Poetica, which was published after his death under the superintendance of Thomas Burgess, Bishop of Salisbury, in 1794. Special mention is due of his editions of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (1775-1778).Cf. Merrill, 7; Norman, 1216; Honeyman, 1814; Jesuit Science in the Age of Galileo, 10.

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        Kst.- Karte, aus Blaeu, "Catalonia".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, um 1645, 38 x 48. Van Krogt, Nr. 6250:2.1 ( franz. Ausgabe ) - Mit 2 kol. ornamentalen Kartuschen und maritimer Staffage. Bugfalte restauriert.

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        COPIA de una Carta, que escrivió un Español residente en la Curia Romana, à un Ministro Superior del Estado de Milan.

      (à la fin:) Impresso en Genova, y aora nuevamente en Barcelona, por Gabriel Nogues, 1645. - in-4. 4ff. Cartonnage moderne genre ancien. Rare impression barcelonaise de cet ouvrage qui relate un fait divers survenu à Rome le 2 avril 1645. L'auteur anonyme de ce récit, qui indique dans le titre être un espagnol résidant à la Curie Romaine, s'adresse à un ministre de l'Etat de Milan (alors province espagnole), pour dénoncer la violente attaque perpétrée par des soldats espagnols contre un prieur portugais. A cette même époque se déroulait en effet la guerre d'indépendance du Portugal contre l'Espagne. Cette édition est l'une des trois éditions publiées la même année à Gênes, Barcelone et Lisbonne et dont le manuscrit original est peut-être celui conservé à la Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Manque au N.U.C. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Blaeu, "Regiones sub Polo Arctico".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, um 1645, 41 x 53. Oben mittig dek. Titelkartusche, rechts unten Meilenanzeiger.- Zeigt die Polargegend mit dem nördl. Kanada, Grönland, Island, Lappland und dem nördl. Russland.

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        Gesamtans. "Deßs Heiligen Römischen Reichs Stadt Franckenfurt Contrasait, In Zeit der Belagerung. Anno 1552."

      Kupferst. aus Hortleder, Der Römischen Keyser und Königlichen Majesteten... bei Endter 1645.. 25 x 34,5 cm. Auflage:0. Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau, darunter Erkl. 1 - 37. Schöne Ansicht der Stadt und des Belagerungsringes während des Schmalkaldischen Krieges 1552.

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        Kst.- Karte, b. Janssonius, "Ivliacensis et Montensis Dvcatvs. De Hertoghdomen Gvlick en Berghe.".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, um 1645, 38 x 49,3. Am unteren Rand zwei fig. Kartuschen, oben große Wappemkartusche. ( alles ausgemalt ) Gebiet Bürick, Werdohl, Altenahr, Maastricht.

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        Schreiben an die Versamlete zu Thoren, sampt deroselben Königlichen Instruction, dem Fürsten Ossolinsky, Großkanzlern, und wolverordneten Bevolmächtigten Gesandten auff das angestellte Colloquium zu Thoren, ubergeben. - Vladislai IV. regis Poloniae Epistola ad Congregatos Thorunii, una cum Regia Instructione, Principi Ossolinscio, Magno Regni Cancellario & Plenipotentiario Legato ad Colloquium Charitativum, commissa.

      Breslau, Baumann (1645).. 12 Bll. Umschlag. 4°.. Mit deutsch-lateinischem Paralleltext. - Nicht im VD 17, kennt aber eine Ausgabe mit nur deutschem Text (12:192067Q; bezieht sich auf die hier vorliegende Ausgabe mit Vermerk im Impressum "Erstlich gedruckt zu Preßlaw bey Georg Baumann"). - Bericht über das sog. Thorner Religionsgespräch, das auf Veranlassung König Wladislaus IV. von Polen unter dem Vorsitz des Großkanzlers Georg Ossolinski vom 28. August bis 21. November 1645 in Thorn stattfand. Die Zusammenkunft von Vertretern verschiedener Glaubensrichtungen (Wittenberger Lutheraner, Königsberger Lutheraner, Unitarier, Polnische Brüder und Katholiken) war ein Versuch, die komplizierten konfessionellen Verhältnisse in Polen zu klären und die kirchliche Einheit wiederherzustellen. - Etwas gebräunt, sonst gutes Exemplar der sehr seltenen Schrift!

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        Kst.- Karte, b. Blaeu, "Staffordiensis Comitatvs vulgo Stafford Shire".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, um 1645, 40,5 x 49,5. Unten links die Titelkartusche, unten rechts ein Meilenanzeiger. Dek. Karte mit zwei Wappen.

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        Schreiben an die Versamlete zu Thoren, sampt deroselben Königlichen Instruction, dem Fürsten Ossolinsky, Großkanzlern, und wolverordneten Bevolmächtigten Gesandten auff das angestellte Colloquium zu Thoren, ubergeben. - Vladislai IV. regis Poloniae Epistola ad Congregatos Thorunii, una cum Regia Instructione, Principi Ossolinscio, Magno Regni Cancellario & Plenipotentiario Legato ad Colloquium Charitativum, commissa

      Breslau, Baumann (1645).. 12 Bll. Umschlag. 4°. Mit deutsch-lateinischem Paralleltext. - Nicht im VD 17, kennt aber eine Ausgabe mit nur deutschem Text (12:192067Q; bezieht sich auf die hier vorliegende Ausgabe mit Vermerk im Impressum "Erstlich gedruckt zu Preßlaw bey Georg Baumann"). - Bericht über das sog. Thorner Religionsgespräch, das auf Veranlassung König Wladislaus IV. von Polen unter dem Vorsitz des Großkanzlers Georg Ossolinski vom 28. August bis 21. November 1645 in Thorn stattfand. Die Zusammenkunft von Vertretern verschiedener Glaubensrichtungen (Wittenberger Lutheraner, Königsberger Lutheraner, Unitarier, Polnische Brüder und Katholiken) war ein Versuch, die komplizierten konfessionellen Verhältnisse in Polen zu klären und die kirchliche Einheit wiederherzustellen. - Etwas gebräunt, sonst gutes Exemplar der sehr seltenen Schrift!

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        Gesamtans., "Creutznach".

      . Kupferstich v. Merian, 1645, 22 x 34. Sehr schöner Druck.

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        Letter to the Honoble William Lenthal Esq; Speaker of the Honorable House of Commons. Concerning All the Passages of his Army since his advance from Exeter, and the manner of Routing the Princes and the Lord Hoptons Forces at Torrington

      Edw. Husband, Printer to the Honorable House of Commons, 1645 February 24 16mo. Wrappers. 7pp. Good +. Moderate even age toning, and right margin tightly trimmed (not affecting text), but overall tight, clean and attractive. Typically lengthy front wrapper title and subtitles within ornamental border devices. (Above-quoted title continues: "... Together with all the particulars in that Expedition. Also Another Letter from a Gentleman of quality, of the whole passages of this great Victory. Both which were read in the House of Commons.") Great Torrington was the sight of one of the major battles in the first of the two English Civil Wars, resulting in the defeat of the Royalist cause. This pamphlet relates in detail, among other things, the events of February 16, in which Fairfax and his circa 10,000 strong Parliamentarian troops entered Torrington and engaged the Royalists. Fairfax ordered that two hundred prisoners be kept in the church, not knowing that was where the Royalists had stored "above Eighty barrels of powder, as is reported, besides other Ammunition)" and "either purposely by some desperate prisoner, or casually by some Souldier, the powder was fired, whereby the Church was quite blown up, the prisoners and most of our men that guarded them were killed, and overwhelmed in the ruines, the houses of the Town shaken and shattered, and our men all the Town over much indangered by the stones, Timber and Lead, which with the blast were carryed up very high, and scatter'd in great abundance all the Town over, and beyond...." Exciting firsthand reporting of this famed event.

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        Historiæ septentrionalium gentium breviarium. Libri XXII. Edition nova, & ex prioribus emendatissima.

      Lugdunum Batavorum (Leiden). Apud Adrianum Wyngaerde, et Franciscum Moiardum. 1645. 12mo. Samtidig helpergamentbind med håndskrevet tittel på ryggen. Ekstra gravert tittelblad. (14), 589, (67) s. 12mo. Contemporary full vellum binding with handwritten title on spine. Additional engraved title-page. (14), 589, (67) pp.. Pent eksemplar

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        Der Genius des Castiglione - Selbstbildnis.

      1645-47. Radierung, 1645-47, auf Bütten. 36,8:24,7 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung A.T. Gerstaecker, Leipzig, Lugt 1077. Literatur: Bartsch 23; Percy E 16; Bellini 56, mit der Adresse von Rossi und dem Erscheinungsdatum 1648; Katalog: Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, Genua 1990, Nr. 64, II (von II); Katalog: Italian Etchers ot the Renaissance & Baroque, Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, 1989, S. 267 mit Abb.; K. Zeitler: Werke von und um Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609-1664), München, o. D., S. 8-10 mit Abb. - Ganz vorzüglicher Abdruck mit feinen Wischspuren, die später verschwinden Auf die Umfassungslinie geschnitten, stellenweise etwas darüber. Mit winzigen Restaurierungen an den linken Ecken.. Hier handelt es sich um eine der eindrucksvollsten radierten Kompositionen Castigliones und gleichzeitig eine allegorische Selbstdarstellung mit Hinweisen auf den Ruhm und die Schöpferkraft des Künstlers, aber auch mit vielen Elementen, die die Vergänglichkeit des Lebens und des menschlichen Tuns versinnbildlichen. Castiglione hat die Platte mit größter Wahrscheinlichkeit in Genua geätzt und bracht sie dann 1647 nach Rom, wo Rossi die Inschrift und das Erscheinungsdatum hinzufügte. "Ab 1647 war der Künstler für vier Jahre erneut in Rom und ließ mit Blick auf ein breiteres Publikum einige seiner Bilderfindungen von den De Rossi verlegen. Er wohnte in der Nachbarschaft von Bernini, Pietro da Cortona und Maratta. Kontakte, die sich fruchtbar auf sein Schaffen auswirkten. Es entstanden die Serien der Kleinen und Großen Kopfstudien, eine Vielzahl von Radierungen melancholisch-philosophischen Inhalts wie Temporalis Aeternitas und Melancholia, und 1648 die selbstbewußte Allegorie Der Genius des Castiglione..." (zit. aus: Zeitler, S. 8). Castiglione studierte in der Frühzeit zusammen mit G.B. Paggi (1554-1627) und S. Scorza (1589-1631), beeinflußt von Werken A. van Dycks (1599-1641), der von 1621-1627 in Genua war. Castiglione ist einer der ersten Künstler, der Radierungen seines Zeitgenossen Rembrandt kopierte. Um 1611 ging er nach Rom und erhielt starke Impulse im Kreis von N. Poussin (1594-1665) und Cl. Lorrain (1600-1682) sowie von P. da Cortona (1596-1669) und G.L. Bernini (1598-1680). 1635 wirkte in Neapel das Werk von S. Rosa (1615-1673) auf ihn ein. Dann ging Castiglione erneut für längere Zeit nach Rom. Seit den 1650er Jahren war er am Hof des Herzogs von Mantua tätig.

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        Gesamtansicht.

      . Kupferstich von Merian, 1645, 22 x 34 cm..

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