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        Fleta, Seu Commentarius Juris Anglicani Sic Nuncupatus, Sub Edwardo

      1647. Selden, John [1584-1645], Editor. Fleta, Seu Commentarius Juris Anglicani Sic Nuncupatus, Sub Edwardo Rege Primo Seu Circa Annos ab Hinc CCCXL. Ab Anonymo Conscriptus, Atque e Codice Veteri, Autore Ipso Aliqantulum Recentiori, Nunc Primum Typis Editus. Accedit Tractatulus Vetus de Agendi Excipiendique; Formulis Gallicanus, Fet-Assavoir Dictus. Subjungitur Etiam Joan. Seldeni ad Fletam Dissertatio Historica. London: Typis M.F. Prostant apud Guil. Lee, & Dan. Pakeman, 1647. [viii], 353, [3] pp. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind triple rules to boards, rebacked retaining original unlettered spine with blind fillets, early hand-lettered title to fore edge. A few minor scuffs to boards, some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped. Title page printed in red and black, woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Toning, faint dampstaining to head of text block, offsetting to preliminaries and endleaves. Brief annotations to a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. An appealing copy. * First edition. The work by an anonymous author describes the practice of the courts, the forms of writs and an explanation of law terms as they existed during the reign of Edward I. It was John Selden who first called the attention of the public to this ancient treatise, and was instrumental in procuring its publication. While Bracton earns the highest praise as the father of legal learning, Fleta earns a share of it for the illustrations he offered to some of the obscurities found in Bracton. Selden's appended dissertation (pp.453-553) contains many interesting observations about Bracton, Britton, Fleta, and Thornton "and shows what use was made of the Imperial law in England whilst the Romans governed here, at what time it was introduced into this nation, what use was formerly made of it, how long it continued, and when the use of it totally ceased in the King's Courts at Westminster.": Bridgman, A Short View of Legal Bibliography 87. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:53 (20).

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        Guiana sive Amazonum Regio

      Amsterdam, 1647. No Binding. Fine. 14 ¾ x 19 ½ inches. Fine original color; fine condition. A pristine example of Blaeu's splendid map of this vital area of South America that contains the mouths of two great rivers-the Amazon and the Orinoco. The map extends from the Gulf of Paria in Venezuela in the north and includes in this area the islands of Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada and Margarita. Its southern limit is Sao Luis in northeastern Brazil, and it encompasses the entire mouth of the Amazon. Also on the map are Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, and it also depicts the Guiana Highlands. A prominent feature on the map is the legendary Lake Parime, the object of searches by many explorers, not least among them Sir Walter Raleigh and Alexander von Humboldt. It was believed that on its shores would be found the city of Manoa, otherwise known as El Dorado.

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        Nova Virginiae Tabula

      Amsterdam: Willem Blaeu. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 14.75" x 18 7/8". Rare and early map of the Chesapeake Bay in beautiful original color, circa 1647. Features two architectural cartouches, a coat of arms, a Native American figure and a vignette showing the Powhatan King surrounded by his subjects. Denotes many place names including Jamestown and geographical and topographical elements. This map was the first and most well known derivation of the map by John Smith from 1612. Settlements are marked with a house and the parameters of Smith's explorations are marked with a cross. Originally published by Jodocus Hondius Jr. in 1618, this example is the second state, after the plate was purchased by Willem Jansz. Blaeu in 1629. Competition between the highly successful Dutch mapmaking families, Hondius and Blaeu helped propel the success and wide distribution of this map, inadvertently spreading the word of England's claim in the New World. Minor overall toning, light scattered foxing, folds to margins from previous framing. Full original margins. Willem Blaeu (1571-1638) was a prolific Dutch mapmaker who started one of the most famous map publishing firms of the 17th century. It was at this time that the Dutch controlled the map trade, and their ornate and beautiful maps had immense popularity. Blaeu was instrumental in driving this dominance in his lifetime, and this legacy was continued by his sons.

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        Terra Firma et novum regnum Granatense et Popayan

      Colombia as seen by most of the European public in the 17th century. c.1647. Amsterdam. Dutch text edition. Wide margins and contemporary colour, upper margin with spotting and browning. 574 mm x 477 mm; 488 mm x 377 mm. The most profusely spread cartographic representation of Colombia and the Isthmus of Panama in the 17th century. Based on Laet & Gerritsz´ design. The Reyno Nuevo de Granada and the Governacion de Popayan are current Colombia, and Terra Firma refers to Panama. The map is embellished a scale & title cartouches and with two compass roses, one in the Caribbean and one in the Pacific coast of the region.

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        A survey of England's champions and truths faithfull patriots; or, A Chronological recitement of the principall proceedings of the most worthy commanders of the prosperous armies raised for the preservation of religion, the Kings Majesties Person, the Pri

      Authority - R. Autin; F. H. in Popes head Alley (1647). LEATHER BOUND BOOK. Leather bound volume, tight. About 25 plates in book - in very good shape. Pages show some tanning and mild foxing--in better than would be expected condition. Only dates listed are on various title sheets in the early part of the book. Difficult to ascertain if this is a reprint or the original--in either case it is rare and in very good, collectible condition. Endpages are marbelized as are the edges. Top Quality Seller - Customer Service available. . Very Good.

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        The historie of the holy warre; by Thomas Fuller, B.D. prebendarie of Sarum, late of Sidney Colledge in Cambridge; [bound with] The Holy State [and the Profane State]

      Cambridge: printed by Roger Daniel, and are to be sold by John Williams at the signe of the Crown in Pauls Church-yard , 1647 / 1648. Full Calf. Fine. Small Folio: [16], 286, [28, chronological table and index]pp, with additional engraved title page depicting the crusades and folding map of Palestine; [8],189 [124 mis-numbered 104], 200-394,435-510 (pagination is irregular, per ESTC Citation No. R6571, but text is continuous), with additional engraved title-page and 20 engraved portraits. The Profane State has separate title page, dated 1642. Contemporary full calf boards paneled in gilt, spine rebacked in period style with red morocco lettering piece gilt, marbled edges and end papers. A Fine copy, tightly bound, pages fresh and bright, with excellent impressions of the plates; minor marginal staining to first few leaves, repairs to explanatory leaf opposite first frontispiece. Pforzheimer 390 and 92 (for first editions). Lowndes 847 (citing this edition of The Holy State as "best"). Wither to Prior 386 and 387. Wing F2438 and F2444. Allibone, p. 643. The Holy War is the third edition, with re-engraved title page (Pforzheimer). The Holy State is the second edition, enlarged. Based on Fuller's extensive reading in medieval sources, The Holy War is the first modern history of the crusades in English. In his judgment, the Papacy, in waging them, had spent European lives and wealth for nothing more than a faraway plot of land and a few relics. The Holy State and The Profane State, Fuller's celebrated studies in virtue and vice—"the most popular and characteristic of all his books" (ODNB)—provides rule of conduct, offering as exemplars a rich collection of model characters, along with short biographies of historical figures from Queen Elizabeth and Sir Francis Drake to St. Augustine and Joan of Arc. Allibone calls it, "Perhaps . . . the best of his works; and certainly [it] displays to better advantage than any his original and vigorous powers of thinking." Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The History ot the Life and Reigne of Richard The Third

      London, Printed by W. Wilson 1647. Folio: 2 p.l., 107, 113-150, [8] p.; 28 cm. (a2, B-O4, P2, Q-T4,V3, *4). This edition is made of sheets from the 1646 edition. In this copy the second preliminary leaf, (a2), is bound at end; blank leaf K4, pp. 70/71, has been removed; and the last signature (*4), "Table of Heads" [i.e. index], is wanting. See Arthur Noel Kincaid's edition of the manuscript (Gloucester, Alan Sutton, 1982) for how the author's great-nephew passed a defective text as his own. Wing B5307. Good, with noted faults; bound in full modern leather. Stock#OB320.

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        DE MONSTRIS et MONSTROSIS, quam mirabilis bonus et justus in mundo administrando sit Deus Monstrantibus

      Ingolstadij: Apud G. Hænlin, sumtu I. Wagneri, 1647. DE MONSTRIS et MONSTROSIS, quam mirabilis bonus et justus in mundo administrando sit Deus Monstrantibus- by Georgio Stengelio (Theologe) (Stengel, Georg, 1584-1651)- Ingolstadij: Apud G. Hænlin, sumtu I. Wagneri- 1647- 1st Edition- illustrated title page vignette- Hardcover:-Small 8vo- Near FINE/ no dj as issued- modern 1/2 brown calf and marbled boards with gilt title and date, 3 raised bands on spine- tight, square and clean- blank, blank, [16], 1-636, [52], blank, blank, new endpapers.-Collation of Signatures: A-Z8 [X4 printed instead of Z4], Aa-Xx8 [Pp2 printed instead of Qq2] Complete!- Conforms with copy of the Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg, Germany- [8] Bl., 636 S., [26] Bl. ; 8° Signaturformel: A-Z8 [X4 statt Z4], Aa-Xx8 [Pp2 statt Qq2]- light forxing, clean, no tears- Association Copy: From the library of Charles VI, Holy Roman emperor- Please see PHOTOS- Charles VI, 1685–1740, Holy Roman emperor (1711–40), king of Bohemia (1711–40) and, as Charles III, king of Hungary (1712–40); brother and successor of Holy Roman Emperor Joseph I Joseph I, 1678–1711, Holy Roman emperor (1705–11), king of Hungary (1687–1711) and of Bohemia (1705–11), son and successor of Leopold I. Charles was the last Holy Roman emperor of the direct Hapsburg line. In 1700 he was designated successor in Spain to King Charles II, who was childless. On his deathbed, however, Charles II left his throne to Philip of Anjou (Philip V Philip V, 1683–1746, king of Spain (1700–1746), first Bourbon on the Spanish throne. A grandson of Louis XIV of France, he was titular duke of Anjou before Charles II of Spain designated him as his successor. Charles VI. was a bigoted Catholic, linked with the Spanish yard manners, leading to a new wave of counter-reformation and the suspension of some of the reforms started by Joseph I. in the Czech lands. The emperor had no male child and was the last Habsburg in the male line. In the 13th Century the Count of Habsburg-Laufenburg built a castle, Schloss Biberstein, and the surrounding village to limit the territorial expansion of the Counts of Kyburg. Inscription on second blank page at front...translated from Latin....."“Dedicated work from the library of his Serene Highness and Knight of the Holy Roman Empire Carolus Lux at Laufenburg.”- Other PO name on lower title pagerare: first edition of this work monsters and monstrosities, both physical and moral. The philosopher and theologian Georg Stengel (or Georgius Stengelius) was born in Augsbourg in 1584 and died in 1651 in Ingolstadt. He joined the Jesuit order in 1601 and went on to study rhetoric, pholosophy, theology and the humanities at various European Universities before serving as professor of theology at the univserity of Ingolstadt from 1618 to 1629.- A beautiful and scarce association copy!- Non-fiction-science-theology-monsters-abnormalities-association copy- (3750) . 1st Edition. 1/2 Leather & Marble Boards. Near FINE/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Title Vignette. 8vo . Association Copy.

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        I. G. De Rebus Auspiciis Serenissimi, & Potentissimi Caroli DEI Gratiâ Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ & Hiberniæ Regis &c. [bound with] The History of the Kings Majesties affairs in Scotland, under the Conduct of the most Honourable James Marques of Montrose

      [Amsterdam?] / London: n.p. / n.p.. 1647 / 1649. Hardcover. Contemporary calf rebacked with original spine laid on, spine with four raised bands and gilt titles and decoration, corners bumped/rubbed with some loss of leather, bookplate and old bookseller's catalogue entry pasted to front pastedown, fly-leaf with ink inscription on recto and old bookseller's catalogue entry pasted to verso, text clean and bright, second work with port. frontis with paper repair to upper corner just touching image, title page in woodcut border, 1st 3 leaves (To the Reader) cropped close with loss of catchwords, text clean and bright with just a little browning in a few places, leaf with gift inscription pasted to rear pastedown. , George Wishart was Bishop of Edinburgh and a royalist who fled Scotland in 1638 when his countrymen signed the national covenant in defiance of Charles I. Wishart's account of the campaign of the Marquess of Montrose, fighting in Scotland for the royalist cause in the years 1644-1646 is a glowing account of heroic loyalty. The book paints its picture at the expense of other royalist figures and Charles I would order it supressed for this reason. While initially successful Montrose would eventually be defeated and in 1650 he was executed with a copy of Wishart's book hung around his neck. , 8vo , [xxiv] 248 & [8] 192 pp .

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        PROTOTYPES, OR THE PRIMARIE PRECEDENT PRESIDENTS OUT OF THE BOOKE OF GENESIS

      London, G M. for I. S. I. C. and part of the impression to be vented for the use and benefit of Edw. Minsheu Gent.,1647.Shewing the Good and Bad Things they did and had practically applyed to our Information and Reformation. Published by those who were appointed by the Authour to peruse his manuscripts, and printed by his own coppy. Second edition, 1647 (first published in 1640). Small folio in sixes, approximately 290 x 190 mm, 11¼ x 7¼ inches, engraved portrait frontispiece, narrow decorative border to title page, woodcut head- and tailpieces and decorated initials, pages: [28], 267, [1], 182, [2], 36, [24] - index, bound in full contemporary calf, blind ruled covers, raised bands and gilt lettered morocco label to spine, all edges red. Old leather repair to head and tail of spine, head now slightly chipped, hinges starting to crack at top, cords just showing on hinges, corners slightly worn, inner paper hinges cracked, slight crease across frontispiece, tiny hole in two pages with loss of 2 letters, contents clean and bright. Binding tight and firm. A good copy of a scarce book. William Whately (1583-1639) was a Church of England clergyman and a noted puritan preacher. He was educated at Christ's College Cambridge and then studied for the ministry at Oxford. He was instituted in 1610 on the King's presentation as vicar of Banbury, where he was held in high esteem and was called "The roaring boy of Banbury". He was chiefly known for 2 works on marriage which attracted the opposition of the established church. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Paderborn." Gesamtansicht

      Kupferstich aus Merian 1647. 10.5x33.5 cm. - Westfalia Picta V, 602 -

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        SINGING OF PSALMES A GOSPEL-ORDINANCE. OR A TREATISE, WHEREIN ARE HANDLED THESE FOURE PARTICULARS. I. TOUCHING THE DUTY ITSELFE. 2. TOUCHING THE MATTER TO BE SUNG. 3. TOUCHING THE SINGERS. 4. TOUCHING THE MANNER OF SINGING

      London: Printed by M.S. for Hannah Allen...and John Rothwell..., 1647.. [2],72pp. Small quarto. Antique-style calf, blindstamped, leather label. Very clean internally. Near fine. Cotton's meticulous elaboration of the scriptural basis for singing, in which he repeatedly affirms vocal music as God's divine design. His thoughts run to such topics as "whether women may sing as well as men," to which he gives a tenuous "yes," and "whether carnal men may sing, as well as godly Christians." An important work, closely related to Cotton's role in the translating and composition of the Bay Psalm Book. ESTC R201424. WING (CD-ROM) C6456. SABIN 17081.

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        BIATHANATOS. A Declaration of that Paradoxe, or Thesis, that Self-Homicide is not so Naturally Sinne, that it may never be otherwise. Wherein the nature, and extent of all those Lawes, which seeme to be violated by this Act, are diligently surveyed

      London:: John Dawson,, [1647].. First Edition. 4to, pp. [xviii], 218. Bound in contemporary full calf with the initial blank, rebacked and rubbed along the hinges, front hinge tender, some staining to the title-page, a very good copy of the first issue. Keynes 48; Wing D1859. The earliest of Donne's controversial writings. Donne was famously of a neurotic temperament and frankly admits his fascination for the act of suicide in his Preface '...whensoever any affliction assailes me, mee thinks I have the keyes of my prison in mine owne hand, and no remedy presentes it selfe so soone to my heart, as mine own sword.' He was nonetheless reluctant to publish his doubts about the absolute sinfulness of suicide and only circulated the Biathanatos among friends in manuscript. He sent a copy to Sir Edward Herbert, and, in 1619, another to Sir Robert Karre, writing: 'It was written by me many years since; and because it is upon a misinterpretable subject, I have always gone so near suppressing it, nor many eyes to read it: onely to some particular friends in both Universities, then when I writ it, I did communicate it: And I remember, I had this answer, That certainly, there was a false thread in it, but not easily found: Keep it, I pray, with the same jealousie; let any that your discretion admits to the sight of it, know the date of it; and that it is a Book written by Jack Donne, and not by D. Donne: Reserve it for me, if I live, and if I die, I only forbid it the Presse, and the Fire: publish it not, but burn it not; and between those, do what you will with it' (cited by Keynes). It was published posthumously by John Donne the younger, and dedicated to Lord Herbert's son Phillip.

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        An historicall discourse of the uniformity of the government of England - [the first part & second parts complete]

      London : Printed for Matthew Walbanke, 1647. 1st Edition - 2nd state. Physical desc.: 2 volumes bound in 1. [12], 323 p. 307 p. [13] p. ; 20 cm. Note: COPAC and other related entries refer to an author's signature: his name in manuscript does appear in this copy but we presume that the printer added this, following their noticing that the author's name did not appear on title page post print. Anonymous by John Selden, edited by Nathaniel Bacon. In this edition, printer's name and address in two lines. B1r has row of type ornaments at head; C1r has woodcut ornament; the 'D' of D1 is under the 'n' of 'and'. Wing mistakenly identifies the state with imprint word "Walbanke" as the 1672 reprint. Part 2 titled 'The continuation of an historical discourse of the government of England, until the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth'. (1651). ESTC citation no.: R483640. Subject: Constitutional history - Great Britain. Minor worming with text largely unaffected. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the gilt-blocked original label laid back. Remains a particularly well-preserved example; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Juvenal's Sixteen Satyrs or A Survey of the Manners and Actions of Mankind. With Arguments, Marginall Notes and Annotations clearing the obscure places out of the History, Lawes and Ceremonies of the Romans

      London: Printed for Henry Moseley 1647. London: Printed for Henry Moseley, 1647.. First complete edition in English.. Edges a little rubbed; some slight foxing; very nice copy.. Wing J-1291; NCBEL I, 2171; Wither to Prior 816. Small 8vo, late 19th century tan calf, brown morocco label, gilt decorations and lettering. Engraved frontis portrait by William Marshall and engraved title by Thomas Rawlins. Final leaf of errata present. ¦ Juvenal's famous and influential satires, as translated by Robert Stapleton, with useful annotations and a brief biography of the Roman poet. JuvenalÕs satires had enormous influence on 18th century English literature, most notably the tenth satire which Johnson imitated in his Vanity of Human Wishes. Prior to this edition, the satires had only been partially translated into English.

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        La Morte col fanciullo

      Acquaforte e bulino, circa 1647. Esemplare nel terzo stato di tre, con l?indirizzo dell?editore Vincent in basso. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, rifilata al rame, leggere tracce di colla al verso, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Sullo sfondo, aggiunto a partire dal secondo stato, si può riconoscere la facciata dell?ossario degli Innocenti a Parigi, sotto le cui arcate si svolgeva una rappresentazione di una Danza della Morte che può aver ispirato il Della Bella.Bibliografia: De Vesme-Massar 89, III/III. Etching and engraving, 1647 approx. Example in the third state of three, with publisher Vincent?s address on lower part. Excellent work, printed on contemporary laid paper without watermark, trimmed to platemark, small signs of glue on verso, in general in good condition. On the background, added in the second state, we can see the ossuary of Les Innocents Cemetery in Paris, under whose arches the representation of the Dance of Death took place. This event might have been Della Bella?s source of inspiration. 145 180

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        Il fusto di una colonna

      Acquaforte, circa 1647/50, firmata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Stato unico. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana ?agnello pasquale nel doppio cerchio? (Heawood 2838), con sottili margini, minime ossidazione, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Conosciuto come il Bolognese, Grimaldi era probabilmente nato in questa città intorno al 1606 e, in effetti, la produzione degli ultimi anni fu fortemente influenzata dai suoi primi contatti con la tradizione dei Carracci. Grimaldi realizzò oltre cinquanta incisioni di paesaggi, tutti fortemente influenzati dalla formula paesaggistica di Annibale Carracci e Domenichino. Le sue stampe, così come i dipinti e i disegni di vedute, sono caratterizzate da un approccio alla natura estremamente regolare e controllato, enfatizzando le linee orizzontali, verticali e i piani. Alla stregua dei suoi modelli bolognesi, Grimaldi usava spesso masse rocciose, o di terra, sporgenti, file di alberi posizionate strategicamente, e architetture posizionate nei piani per disporre il suo schema organizzativo. Etchings, about 1647/50, signed on plate at the bottom left. Only state. Magnificent proof, rich tone, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark "paschal lamb in double circle" (Heawood 2838), with thin margins, low oxidation, otherwise in excellent condition. Known as the Bolognese, Grimaldi was probably born in this city around 1606 and, in fact, the production of recent years was strongly influenced by his first contacts with the tradition of the Carracci. Grimaldi created over fifty etchings of landscapes strongly influenced by the formula landscape by Annibale Carracci and Domenichino. His prints, as well as paintings and drawings of views, are characterized by an approach to nature extremely smooth and controlled, emphasizing the horizontal, vertical and plans. As in the case of its models Bologna, Grimaldi often used rock mass, or land, jutting lines of trees positioned strategically positioned architectures and plans to have its organizational scheme. Bartsch & Bellini 8. Dimensioni 190x195.

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        Libellus de interpretandis romanorum literis, civiumque romanorum nominibus, pronominibus, ac cognominibus: nominibus item sacerdotiorum, potestatum, magistratuum, præfecturarum, sacrorum, ludorum, rerum urbanarum, rerum militarium, collegiorum, decuriarum, fastorum, numerorum, ponderum, mensurarum, juris civilis, & similium; quem ex vetustissimis manuscriptis codicibus, plus partem dimidiam auxit, emendavit, & notis illustravit Henricus Ernstius.

      Sorö, H. Crusii, 1647. 4:o. (8),168 s. Samtida ngt nött och lite solkigt pergamentbd med senare handskriven ryggtitel. Pärmarna ngt skeva. Genomgående med fuktfläckar nedtill och delvis fuktskadad i nedre marginalen med viss skörhet i pappret inledningsvis och mot slutet. Reva i nedre marginalen på de avslutande två bladen. Med Johannes Schefferus anteckning och namnteckning på frampärmens insida. Där har sannolikt Anders Anton von Stiernmans exlibris även suttit, endast den årtalsuppgift han brukar sätta under detta finns kvar, "1743". Med duplettstpl från Lunds universitetsbibliotek och Nils Sjöstrands namnteckning.. Bibliotheca danica IV:137. Graesse V:450. Brunet IV:888, noten. Marcus Valerius Probus, som var aktiv i Rom under Neros regeringstid, var lärd kommentator och granskare av äldre latinska texter. Denna danska utgåva av hans arbete om romerska förkortningar är försedd med kommentarer av Henrik Ernst på sidorna 109-62. Den från Strassburg bördiga Johannes Schefferus (1621-79) inkallades av drottning Kristina till Sverige som professor i Uppsala 1648 och blev sedermera universitetsbibliotekarie och medlem av Antikvitetskollegiet. Han gjorde stora insatser som utgivare av antika och andra äldre texter, men författade även egna viktiga verk som exempelvis "Lapponia" (1673). Schefferus bibliotekshus står fortfarande kvar i Uppsala

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        IMMAGINI DELLI DEI ANTICHI CAVATE DE? MARMI, BRONZI, MEDAGLIE, GIOIE & ALTRE MEMORIE ANTICHE; con esquisito studio & particolare diligenza da Lorenzo Pignoria... Con Allegorie sopra le imagini di Cesare Malfatti... Et un Catalogo di cento più famosi Dei della Gentilità... In Venetia Presso Tomasini 1647.

      Ril. cartonata recente, così come le due pag. bianche, cm 23x16, pp 24 nn., 400, 249 incisioni su legno nel t., 2 tavv incise ripiegate f.t., buon frontespizio e capilettera. Taglio successivo che ha ridotto il margine superiore. Sia il taglio superiore che quello laterale presentano una notevole brunitura che interessa assai marginalmente le cc. Qualche alone all?interno, peraltro discreto esemplare con nitide incisioni. Graesse, II, 56. Ebert 3586. Sabin, 11104. Vgl. Cicognara, 4684 ff.

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        Flora Danica Det er: Dansk Vrtebog: Vdi huilcken, efter hans Kongl: Mayst... høylofligst Ihukommelse Christiani IV....skriftlig Befalning til Facultatem Medicam, udi det Kongelig Universiteet Kiøbenhafn, icke alleeniste Vrternes Historiske Beskrifvelse, Kraftyer oc Virckninger, med zijrligste Figurer andragis: Men endocsaa Lægedomme til alle Siugdomme gafnlige, korteligen oc klarligen antegnis: Saa at den er baade en Vrtebog oc Lægebog.

      Kiøbenhafn, Melchiore Martzan, (1647-) 1648. 4to. Samtidigt brunfarvet helpergamentsbd. uden rygtitel. Spor efter bindebånd. Bindet med lettere brugsspor.Kobberstukket portræt af Paulli (efter Karel van Mander), kobberstukket titelblad afbildende gudinden Flora siddende i en portal hvorigennem der er udsigt til byens tårne. Med 3 kobberstukne deltitelblade, de såkaldte årstidskobbere (af 4, kobberet til 2. del mangler). (36),(786 (= fol 1-393)),(94) pp. samt 376 helsides træsnit af planter på 188 blade. De 4 deltitelblade som hører til billeddelen er tilstede.Til slut kolofonbladet med Plantin's helsides træskårne bogtrykkermærke. Kolofonbladets bagside med sirligt tilskrevet digt ved Christense Brahe. Registerbladene (94) omfatter 4 registre, 3 sprogregistre (latin, tysk, dansk) og et "sygdomsregister".Titelkobberet repareret i marginer. Titelbladets bagside kantrepareret. Forreste indre fals svag. En mindre skjold i indre marginer på ca 15 blade. Ellers ganske rent eksemplar uden alvorlige brugsspor.. Den sjældne originaludgave af det første danske Herbarium, der som titelbladet angiver både skulle tjene som en botanik, men også som en lægebog. Bogen er et af 16oo-tallets finest udstyrede danske værker. I et brev dateret 1645 opfordrer Christian IV Collegium Medicum til at forfatte et værk, som skulle indeholde allehånde råd mod sygdomme, og oplysning om, hvor folk kunne finde urterne således at de uden de store omkostninger kunne kurere sig selv når sygdom opstod. Kollegiet overdrog opgaven hermed til Simon Paulli. En af grundene til, at bogen kom i et så fint udstyr er, at forlæggeren Balthasar Moret fra Plantin-trykkeriet i Antwerpen overlod de af ham ejede botaniske træsnit, som tidligere havde været anvendt i Tabermontanus' værker, til bogens illustrationsdel. Da teksten i vid udstrækning bygger på Dodonæus' værk, er kun 224 af de 380 arter som beskrives, danske. - Nissen BBI: 1497. - Birkelund: 50. - Bibl. Danica II:188

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        A survey of England's champions and truths faithfull patriots; or, A Chronological recitement of the principall proceedings of the most worthy commanders of the prosperous armies raised for the preservation of religion, the Kings Majesties Person, the Pri

      Authority - R. Autin; F. H. in Popes head Alley (1647). LEATHER BOUND BOOK. Leather bound volume, tight. About 25 plates in book - in very good shape. Pages show some tanning and mild foxing--in better than would be expected condition. Only dates listed are on various title sheets in the early part of the book. Difficult to ascertain if this is a reprint or the original--in either case it is rare and in very good, collectible condition. Endpages are marbelized as are the edges. Top Quality Seller - Customer Service available. . Very Good.

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        I. G. De Rebus Auspiciis Serenissimi, & Potentissimi Caroli DEI Gratiâ Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ & Hiberniæ Regis &c. [bound with] The History of the Kings Majesties affairs in Scotland, under the Conduct of the most Honourable James Marques of Montrose

      [Amsterdam?] / London: n.p. / n.p.. 1647 / 1649. Hardcover. Contemporary calf rebacked with original spine laid on, spine with four raised bands and gilt titles and decoration, corners bumped/rubbed with some loss of leather, bookplate and old bookseller's catalogue entry pasted to front pastedown, fly-leaf with ink inscription on recto and old bookseller's catalogue entry pasted to verso, text clean and bright, second work with port. frontis with paper repair to upper corner just touching image, title page in woodcut border, 1st 3 leaves (To the Reader) cropped close with loss of catchwords, text clean and bright with just a little browning in a few places, leaf with gift inscription pasted to rear pastedown. , George Wishart was Bishop of Edinburgh and a royalist who fled Scotland in 1638 when his countrymen signed the national covenant in defiance of Charles I. Wishart's account of the campaign of the Marquess of Montrose, fighting in Scotland for the royalist cause in the years 1644-1646 is a glowing account of heroic loyalty. The book paints its picture at the expense of other royalist figures and Charles I would order it supressed for this reason. While initially successful Montrose would eventually be defeated and in 1650 he was executed with a copy of Wishart's book hung around his neck. , 8vo , [xxiv] 248 & [8] 192 pp .

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        Bericht von Gröhnland/ Gezogen aus zwo Chroniken: Einer alten Ihslandischen/ und einer neuen Dänischen;

      übergesand in Französischer Sprache zu Herren von der Zote den Mayer von einem unbenandten Meister und gedruckt zu Parihs bey Augustin Kürbe in s. Anno 1647. Jetzo aber Deutsch gegäben und um desto färtiger ihn zu gebrauchen unterschihdlich eingeteihlet von Henrich Sivers. Hamburg:Johan Naumanns & Jurgen Wolf 1674. With folding maps and 3 engr. plates. (6) + 70 + (2) pp. Later marbled boards. Slightly foxed throughout.. The plates depict Greenlanders, their costumes, kayaks, and the Narwhale. Sabin 38970. First german edition. La Peyrere (1594-1676), was a scholar who drew from the best contemporary sources, such as Jens Munk

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        Africæ nova descriptio

      Amsterdam: Joan Blaeu, [circa 1647]. Copper-engraved map, with original colour. Third state (of 3). 16 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches. A great 17th-century Dutch map: "a cornerstone, folio-size map of Africa" (Betz) Of all the Amsterdam map publishers, the Blaeus were the most attentive to their public. The constantly growing index of maps and the perpetually high quality of presentation through the 65 years or so of operation suggest a strong understanding of and commitment to a large, educated audience. Both father and son were official mapmakers to the Dutch East India Company, which to a large degree funded the Dutch Golden Age. Their work is one of the emblems of that fascinating era. The map of Africa has the panels of city views and costumed natives that are a feature of Blaeu maps. The content of the map itself is essentially a reduced copy of Willem Blaeu's 1608 wall map. The first issue of the present map was published in 1617, and a second in 1626. The present third issue appeared in about 1647 and remained in print for much of the 17th century. Like all European maps of Africa at that time, Northern Africa and the boundaries of the continent are portrayed fairly well, while the interior of sub-Saharan Africa is very vague, largely based on rumor, speculation and some timid excursions up the larger rivers: the Niger, the Congo and the Zambesi. Most of the more credible information about the interior came from Leo Africanus' History and Description of Africa first published in 1550, but even this is not geographically definitive. The rest came from the oral testimony of merchants who gathered information from Arabic and black Africans at coastal forts and market-places. Consequently, European mapmakers of African maps poured from the void into the void, borrowing from each other's lack of knowledge. There developed a canon of traditional features that passed from mapmaker to mapmaker. Blaeu respects these: including the confluence of the Niger and Nile, the side by side companion lakes that are sources for the Nile, and many imaginary lakes, rivers and mountain ranges. The town views given in the top panel are Tangier, Ceuta, Algiers, Tunis, Alexandria, Cairo, Mozambique (its island), St. George Elmina (El Mina, the most infamous depot on the African side of the Atlantic slave trade. The Dutch took it from the Portuguese in 1637) and Canaria in the Canary Islands. The side panels depict examples of the African people in native garb from Egypt to the Cape of Good Hope. Betz, The Mapping of Africa, map 57 (state 3); Goss, Blaeu's ... Grand Atlas of the 17th Century World, p.140; Van der Krogt: 2:232.

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        Le vite de? piu? eccellenti pittori, scultori et architetti. - Parte prima, e seconda. In questa nuova edizione diligentemente riviste, ricorrette accresciute d?alcuni ritratti, e arricchite di postille nel margine. Al serenissimo Ferdinando II Gran Duca di Toscana.

      Heredi Evangelista Dozza 1647 (20), 76 p., 432 p. : antiporta incisa (su invenzione di C. Bloemart e disegnata da G. A. Canini) e moliti ritratti xilografici nel testo. Primo di tre volumi dell?opera. Rispetto all?originale del 1568 risulta ampliata del commento del Manolessi e di alcuni ritratti. Le illustrazioni degli artisti furono disegnate dal Vasari stesso ed incise in legno da Coriolano. Legatura in tutta pelle coeva, dorso a nervi (da restaurare), aloni alle prime ed ultime pagine, (lacuna al margine inferiore di una pagina), ma in discreto stato di conservazione. ***.

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        Selandia in Regno Daniæ Insulæ Chorographica Decriptio.

      Håndkoloreret kobberstik med meget dekorativ dedikation til Jørgen Seefeldt. 1647. 42 x 50 cm.. Janssonius havde fast filial på Børsen i København og det må være herigennem han fik kontakt til Chr IVs kartograf Hans Willumsen Lauremberg, som har udarbejdet forlægget til dette kort. Dedikationen til Jørgen Seefeldt skyldes formentligt, at han har virket som mellemmand

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        Cl.

      Æliani Sophistæ variæ historiæ. Cum notis Ioannis Schefferi. Strassburg, Friederici Spoor, 1647. 8:o. Graverat titelblad,+ (14),+ 384, 359-397,+ (120) s. Litet hål i marginalen genom titelbladet och de fyra följande. K- och L-arken omkastade vid inbindningen. Maskhål i marginalen. Nött samtida pergamentband som senare gjorts om till halvpergament med röda pärmpapper, nyare försättsblad. Äldre bläckanteckningar på främre pärmens insida, biblioteksstämpel från Lunds Universitetsbibliotek med dupl. anteckning samt Fr. Wulffs nästan utraderade namnteckning. Ur P. E. Lindahls bibliotek. Hoffman 12 ("Scheffer verbesserte vieles").Schweiger s. 3. Fant 3. Första upplagan av Schefferus Aelianusutgåva och tillika hans första textutgåva. Överhuvudtaget en av Schefferus tidigaste utgivna böcker och, som alla hans böcker från Strassburgtiden, sällsynt. Det är ingen av hans bättre utgåvor, han hade inga nya handskrifter att tillgå, och han har återanvänt en äldre latinsk översättning. Enligt Fant har han dock i anmärkningarna lyckats rätta både det ena och det andra. eller "Brokig historia" innehåller ett antal moraliserande anekdoter och är tillsammans med "Djurhistorier" det enda som finns kvar av sofisten Claudius Aelianus skrifter. Denne levde på 2:a århundradet e. K. och var romare till börden, men skrev på grekiska. Till dessa anekdoter hör även 20 brev med erotiskt innehåll. Dessa finns dock inte med i Schefferus utgåvor. En ny upplaga utkom 1662 och en tredje 1685. Schefferus har själv ritat och graverat titelbladet. Grekisk-latinsk parallelltext

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        En kort Sweriges chrönica/ ifrå Magog Japhets sons och Noachz sonne sons tijd/ alt in til högborne förstinnes fröken Christines wår allernådigste drotnings regemente.

      Ther uthi man någorlunda kan beskåda wårt kära fäderneslandz tillstånd uthi the förra tijder/ och thenna wår tijd. Them besynnerligen till nytta och tiänst som lust haffwa till historier och sweriges handlingar giärna weta wilka/ af the och her aff få orsaak wijdare i chrönicor her om at läsa. Linköping, C. Günter, 1647. 8:o. (88) s. Samtida hårt nött målat mjukt pergamentbd med trasig rygg överst. Med flera anteckningar i bläck och fuktränder. Delvis ngt solkig och med flera fläckar. Sista bladet med reva. Pärmarnas insidor och de inledande bladen med ett flertal namnteckningar.. Collijn 508. Warmholtz 2514: "af ringa värde". En ny utökad upplaga utkom 1717. Arbetets sista fyra sidor upptas av "then 9 psalmen k. Dawidz". I volymen är medbundet ett tryckt blad med verser på latin undertecknade av L. L. Laurinus d.y. Detta blad tillhör sannolikt dennes och faderns hyllningsskrift "Epigramma" i upplagan från 1647 (se Collijn 508-09)

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        Francisci Fulginei protonotarii apostolici et in fulginatensi ecclesia vicarii generalis Tractatus de Jure emphyteutico in quo quaestiones omnes quae ad materiam spectant, titulis apte distinctis adamussim discutiuntur et enucleantur. Editio novissima mendis quibus alterae scatebant expurgata additis recentissimis ab anno MDCCCXXXI ad annum MDCCCXLI S. Rotae Romanae decisionibus materiam tractatam confirmantibus. Spoleti, ex Typographia Vincentii Bossi.

      In 4, [mm. 273 x 202], pp. XI ? (1) ? 520 ? 81 - (1) ? XII. Finali ornati. Testo su due colonne. In mezza pergamena con carta marmorizzata. Dorso liscio a sei scomparti divisi da una serie di piccoli rombi con cerchietti inscritti fra filetti in oro, ornati al centro da fregi vegetale. Autore e titolo entro tassello in pelle con filetti e teoria di piccole onde e fiorellini. Piccolo strappo alla cuffia inferiore. Errore di numerazione a p. 240. Si tratta dell?opera principale di Francesco Foligno, morto nel 1647 che fu protonotario apostolico e vicario generale a Foligno, il quale, come è scritto nella dedica al lettore, realizzò i suoi studi mentre era nell?Abbazia di S. Croce a Sassovivo. A testimonianza della fortuna di quest?opera ci sono le numerose edizioni stampate a partire dalla metà del seicento in Italia e all?estero.

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        Comedies and Tragedies …

      London: for Humphrey Robinson, and for Humphrey Moseley,, 1647. Never printed before, And now published by the Authours Originall Copies. Folio (325 × 211 mm). Early nineteenth-century red straight-grained morocco, spine divided in six compartments by raised bands, gilt-lettered in two and place and date at foot, the others gilt all over with acorns, stars, leaf sprays, circles, etc., sides with a narrow rope roll in gilt enclosing central double panel with flower tools at the corners, turn-ins gilt with matching tools, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Engraved frontispiece portrait of John Fletcher by William Marshall in second state (reading "Vates Duplex" for "vates duplex", and with "J. Berkenhead" in small type). Bookplates of American collector J. Harsen Purdy and comic-book writer Paul S. Newman. Joints and headcaps neatly restored, some rubbing in places, corners just worn at tips, small stain at head through to sig. G2, a few minor blemishes, a very good copy. First edition. The third and last of the three great collections of Jacobean drama was published long after the deaths of Beaumont and Fletcher, in 1616 and 1625 respectively, but still echoing the format of the folios of their contemporaries Jonson and Shakespeare. The volume contains 34 plays and a masque. Not all the plays are by Beaumont and Fletcher: Beaumont alone wrote The Knight and the masque, several are collaborations between Fletcher and Philip Massinger, and some attributions remain conjectural. Editorship is usually assigned to the playwright James Shirley, who wrote the preface. Fletcher's work has also been extensively studied in the context of his collaboration with Shakespeare on three plays in 1612–13 for the King's Company. His solo play, The Woman's Prize, first published here, is a mock-sequel to Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and depends on knowledge of it. The printing of the folio was farmed out to several printers, including Susan Islip, a rare example of a female printer in the 17th century.

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        Novam Hanc Territorii Francofurtensis Tabulam. Kolorierte Kupferstichkarte von J. und C. Blaeu. Amsterdam, 1647. 45,5 x 55 cm.

      Dekorative Karte in kräftigem Grenz- und Flächenkolorit. Im Mittelpunkt Frankfurt und der Mainlauf, umgeben von Dreieich, dem Bornheimerberg und der Roedermark.- Mit ornamentaler Kartusche und breiter Wappenbordüre mit 36 (1 nicht ausgefüllt) Wappen und allegorischen Figuren.- Im weißen Rand gering angestaubt, im Falz mit kleinem Randeinriss (nicht in die Darstellung reichend).

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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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        XL QUESTIONS CONCERNING The SOULE. Propounded by Dr. Balthasar Walter [Walther]. And Answered by Jacob Behmen. Aliˆs Teutonicus Philosophus. And in his Answer to the First Question is the Turned EYE, or Philsophick GLOBE. (Which in it selfe containeth all Mysteries) with an Exposition of it. Written in the Germane Language. Anno. 1620. [bound with] The CLAVIS Or KEY. Or, An Exposition of Some Principall Matters, and Words in the Writings of Jacob Behmen. Very Usefull for the Better Apprehending, and Understanding of this Booke. Written in the Germane Language, in March, and Aprill, Anno. 1624

      Printed by M. S. for H. Blunden at the Castle in Corne hill. London:: Printed by M. S. for H. Blunden, at the Castle in Corne-hill.. 1647.. 4to: ¢4 (-¢1, a half-title?) (a)2 a3 B1 A4 (-A1) C - 2B4 2C2. 1st Edition, variant issue (Wing B-3408A. Another issue of the same year has the printer's name "Matth. Simmons... in the yeare 1647"). [18], 155, [7], 28, [4] pp. Separate t.p. for "Clavis". Last 4 pp: 2 pp 'Catalogue of Bookes' [viz. bibliographical list] by Behmen, 1 pp of "Faults Escaped in Printing" & a blank.. Period full leather with modern rebacking to style. Red morocco title label in second spine compartment. Modern eps.. An overall VG copy (text paper beginning to brown @ edges, with some. associated chipping/repaired hole to lower right quarter of E2. [affects last few words of two lines on p 25 and first few words of. four lines on page 26]/occasional po marginal pencil annotation a/o. check mark).. Bohme a German philosophical mystic who had a profound influence on such later intellectual movements as idealism and Romanticism. Born of poor parents in Goerlitz Germany, as a boy he tended cattle, later becoming a shoemaker, marrying & fathering 4 children. Boehme, at the robust age of 37 in 1612, wrote his first treatise Aurora, oder Die Morgenroete in Aufgang. In 1613, an unauthorized copy of the manuscript was copied and circulated by Karl von Ender. Its reception "raised him out of his homely sphere, and made him the centre of a local circle of liberal thinkers, considerably above him in station and culture." However, the local pastor primarius of Gorlitz, Gregorius Richter, leveled a charge of heresy. The local muncipal council administered an admonishment to no further "meddle in such matters." This charge Boehme [publicly] followed for 5 years. In 1618 Boehme again started writing expository & polemical treatises. The majority of his works were written, though not formally published, from 1619 - 1624. A second major work, Der Weg zu Christo, was published in 1624, and signaled a renewal of clerical hostility. Boehem, however, was destined to suffer but a short period of this second persecution; he died of an illness on 17 November 1624. Boehme has been said to have a "fertility of ideas" and a "trasncendent greatness of religious insight." Boehme was studied by Sir Isaac Newton and influenced the work Henry More, as well as [and especially] William Law [1686 - 1761]. Xl Questions concerning the Soule was translated by the English mystic John Sparrow, in collaboration with John Ellstone, & financed by Humphrey Blunden. This the first of several works by Boehme that Sparrow & Ellstone were to translate into English between 1644 - 1662. Boehme proved to be highly popular in England, where there were regular societies of Behmenists at the time. This work, XL Questions, went into a second edition in 1648, and a third edition in 1665. [11th EB]. A scarce title in the Boehme canon. We find no copies currently offered via the major on-line databases, OCLC records but 4 institional cc, and the work has only appeared at auction 3 times in the last 25+ years, the last in 1989. . Inserted table & plate (imperfect, lacking 'folded' left side [approx. 1 - 1.5"]).

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