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        The Temple. Sacred Poems, and private ejaculations. By Mr. George Herbert, late Oratour of the Universitie of Cambridge. The seventh Edition. Psal. 29. In his Temple doth every man speak of his honour

      Printed: 1647. 1593-1633 Duodecimo, 3.25 x 5.5 inches . The seventh edition. Ù4, A-H12, I2. With no date, place, or printer on the title, this edition was at one time thought to be the anonymous issue of a Cambridge press. Allison, in his work, Four Metaphysical Poets, (page 20, and plate 17), has since identified the printer by looking at the type. Based on the font and the ornaments, Allison has concluded that John Legatt was the printer and that this edition of Herbert's poems was produced sometime around 1647. This copy is bound in contemporary unlettered calf, pages 1 -36 affected by a pressed plant stain to inner margin, which has in places affected the text, causing small holes in a couple of places with loss of a few words, the stains slightly affecting legibility in a number of places, but mainly cosmetic disfigurement, otherwise a remarkably fine unpressed copy, despite the damage, of some typographical interest. This copy bears the contemporary signatures of William Harbin and Wyndham Harbin. William Harbin, esquire, of Newton House, Somerset, was born in 1654. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Francis Wyndham, Baronet of Trent, Somerset, (who afforded Charles II protection after the battle of Worcester). William Harbin died in 1705 and succeeded by his son and heir, William Harbin. These signatures and the date, 1698/9 are inscribed on the endleaves after the text in this volume. As the Anglican merges with the greater poet, so the 'quaint' writer merges with the metaphysical. Herbert had his share of the age's passion for anagrams and the like, which Addison was to condemn as 'false Wit.' But the poet who could shape a poem in the physical likeness of 'The Altar' or 'Easter Wings' had, even more than most of his fellows, a functional sense of meter and rhythm. The technical experimentalist and master was, we remember, a skilled and devoted musician. The movement of his verse, taut or relaxed, can suggest all his fluctuating moods, from self-will or weakness to joyful surrender and assured strength. He moves from this world to the world of the spirit 'As from one room t'another, or dwells simultaneously in both, and it is in keeping with that habit of mind, and with metaphysical origins in general, that many of his poems should be allegorical anecdotes, transfigured emblems. Apart from some of his fine dramatic openings, Herbert does not attempt the high pitch of Donne's 'Divine Poems.' His great effects are all the greater for rising out of a homely, colloquial quietness of tone; and peace brings quiet endings- 'So I did sit and eat;' 'And I reply'd, My Lord.' Though the friend and admirer of Donne (and of Bacon), Herbert did not cultivate scholastic or scientific imagery; mature and everyday life, the Bible and the liturgy were his chief sources. The highest truth, as he said more than once, must be plainly dressed. In spite of his classical learning and his Latin and Greek verse, he avoided the common surface classicism of the time. Of the elements of a deeper classicism, if we care to use that name, he had muscular density, precision, deceptive simplicity, and a dynamic sense of form. At times his structure may be a winding stair, but it is all built of seasoned timber." (D. Bush, English Literature in the Earlier Seventeenth Century, page 137-138)

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        "dissertatio de ratione status in imperio nostr romano-germanico. in qua, tum, qualisnam revera in eo status sit; tum, quae ratio status observanda quidem, sed magno cum patria libertatis detrimento, neglecta hucusque fuerit; tum denique, quibusnam mediis antiquus status restaurari ac firmari possit, dilucide explicatur" freistadii (ma amsterdam), (apud ludovicum elzevirium), 1647.

      Cm. 13, pp. (24) 583 (1). Bell'antiporta incisa in rame. Leg. coeva in piena perg. rigida con unghie e titoli in oro su tass al dorso. Bell'esemplare. L'A., nipote di Martin, fu stimato storico. Una fortunata opera sulla guerra degli svedesi in Germania gli procurò il territorio di Helstedt, donatogli dalla regina Cristina. Questo trattato sulla Ragion di Stato ebbe grande circolazione in Europa, anche grazie a due traduzioni francesi. La dottrina esposta, ariafferma il diritto statale imperiale nel senso favorevole all'Impero e si colloca nella celebre tradizione di Botero e Lipsio. Rara edizione elzeviriana che si distingue da altre tre, pressoché identiche dello stesso anno, fra cui una impressa da Jansson. Cfr. Willems, 1050.

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        The Reading Of that famous Lawyer Sr. Robert Brook Kt. Upon the Statute of Limitations, 32.H.8. Cap.2. Wing B4897

      One of the few Inns of Court readings ever printed, of which John Baker locates some two dozen, and the only such upon the important Henrician reform enacting the first statute of limitations (in 1540) enhancing the certainty of title to property. Modern blind-tooled calf, gilt board edges, gilt-lettered label, title foxed, some browning and foxing elsewhere, ex-library; a usable copy. Printed for Hen. Twyford . . . in the Middle-Temple, London, 1647.

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        Fleta, Seu Commentarius Juris Anglicani sic nuncupatus, sub Edwardo Rege primo seu circa annos abhinc CCCXL . . . Accedit Tractatulus vetus . . . Fet Assavoir . . . Subjungitur etiam Joannis Seldeni ad Fletam Dissertatio Historica [etc.]. Wing F1290A

      The best early edition of Fleta, one of the few substantial medieval English legal treatises, written in the late 13th century, and surviving it but a single manuscript; with Selden's masterly dissertation "loaded . . . with his remarkable erudition". Modern straight-grained morocco, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, lightly rubbed, some staining and marginal tears, else a good copy. Typis M.F. Prostant apud Guil. Lee, & Dan. Pakeman [etc.], London, 1647.

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        Valerius || ERNST, Henrik (Ed.) Libellus de interpretandis romanorum literis, civiumque romanorum nominibus, pronominibus, ac cognominibus: Nominibus item sacerdotiorum, potestatum, magistratuum, præfecturatum, sacrorum, ludorum, rerum urbanarum, rerum militarium, collegiorum, decuriarum, numerorum, ponderum, menurarum, juris civilis, & similium; Ex vetustissimis manuscriptis codicibus, plus partem dimidiam auxit, emendavit, & notis illustravit Henricus Ernstius.

      Impensis Georgii Holstii. Soroe, Henricus Crusii, 1647. Small 4to. (8),+ 168 pp. Page 155 with paper-repair in margin. 19th-century half vellum with marbled paperboards. Schweiger III, 829. Graesse V, 450. Brunet IV, 888. A rare Danish edition of the first-century AD scholar and grammarian Valerius Probus' book of abbreviations, the essential guide to the interpretation of ancient Roman inscriptions in the renaissance, with notes and explanations by the danish philologist Henrik Ernst (pp. 109-162)

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