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        Mercure Armorial Enseignant les principes et Elemens du Blazon des Armoiries, Selon l'ordre et les termes qui se pratiquent en cette Science, Enrichy d'un Bon Nombre de figures enluminées de Couleurs propres pour l'intelligence de Liure.

      A Paris, Alexandre Lesselin 1648 - Petit In-4, plein vélin de 182 pp + 2 ff de dédicace à la Duchesse de Chaunes + 1 ff du sonnet dédié à la duchesse + 1ff d'avis au lecteur + 1 ff de privilège et 4 ff de tables. Nombreuses figures in- textes en couleurs représentant des Blasons. Reliure brunie et tachée avec un petit de cuir sur le coté gauche du plat inférieur, une petite mouillure sur 40 pages en haut des feuillets sans conséquence pour le texte, le papier a parfois jauni. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A treatise of the safe, internal use of cantharides in the practice of physick.London, Jeffrey Wale, John Isted, 1706. 8vo. 19th-century tanned half sheepskin, tree-marbled paper sides.

      Blake, p. 187; ESTC T64914; for the author: Cook, "Groenevelt, Joannes (bap. 1648, d. 1715/16)", in: ODNB (online ed.). First English edition of a treatise on the medicinal use of Spanish Fly ( Lytta vesicatoria, traditionally classified in the family Canthardiae). Joannes Groenevelt (1648-1715/16)) was a Dutch-born physician, practising in London from 1675 on. Greenfield strongly advocated the use of Spanish fly, primarily for the treatment of gout and bladder and kidney diseases. One of his patients accused him of malpractice and Groenvelt was fined and sent to Newgate prison, but obtained permanent freedom through William III's general pardon in 1691. He published the present treatise on the use of Spanish fly as a vindication of his methods. It includes a laudatory poem by Bernard Mandeville, detailed descriptions of the various medicinal uses of Spanish fly, followed by medical observations and several recipes. In good condition, waterstain in lower margin, some browning. Boards slightly browned.

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        The adventures of (Mr T. S.) an English merchant, taken prisoner by the Turks of Argiers, and carried into the inland countries of Africa.London, Moses Pitt [printed by William Wilson?], 1670. Small 8vo. Blind- and gold-tooled calf (ca. 1800).

      Cox I, p. 362; Playfair, Algeria 155; Playfair, Morocco 244; Wing S152. First edition of an extraordinary account of an English merchant mariner's capture by Barbary pirates in or soon after 1648 and his subsequent adventures as a slave in Algeria. It is presented as an authentic journal of T[homas?] S[mith?], posthumously prepared for the press by his friend A. Roberts. The author is certainly well-informed on the Ottomans in Africa and his story may be partly based on true events, but many of the details are clearly fantasy, with monstrous beasts and people turned to stone, in addition to tall tales of his own adventures. In the story he sets off from the Thames in the Hamburg merchant ship Sancta Maria in July 1648 and the ship is captured by Barbary pirates soon after. As a slave under numerous masters the author tricks his way into employment as cook to the King of Algiers, is then demoted to keeper of the King's bath and secretly fathers a daughter with one of the King's wives. After an unsuccessful stint as a gardener's assistant he journeys in the service of an Ottoman officer, collecting tribute money with the Algerian army, and offers his services as an advisor to the Ottoman governor of Tlemcen (northwest Algeria). With an owner's initials, manuscript bookplates and library stamps. In good condition, very slightly browned and with a small chip at the head of two leaves, affecting only the page numbers. First edition of an English merchant's marvellous adventures in Ottoman Africa.

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        Historis Journael van de Voyage Gedaen met 3 Schepen uyt Zeelant naer D'Oost-Indien onder het beleyt van den commandeur Joris van Spilbergen... Als meede Beschryvinge vande Tweede Voyage ghedaen met 12 Schepen na d'Oost-Indien onder den admirael Steven vander Hagen

      Amsterdam: Joost Hartgers, 1648. Small quarto, woodcut on title and double-page engraved plate with six vignette illustrations; very faint staining to top corner of some 20 leaves; an excellent copy in contemporary half vellum. Very rare: this Amsterdam printing of two Dutch East Indies Company voyage accounts includes one of remarkably few surviving printed records of Willem Jansz and the Duyfken.This is the fifth edition of this account of Joris van Spilbergen's voyage, first published in 1604. This is, however, the first edition to contain the important supplementary account of the Van der Hagen voyage (see below), which was also the first stage of the Duyfken voyage. It is the only separately published edition of any account of the Van der Hagen voyage - and thus the only separately published record of the voyage that would culminate in the first authenticated sighting of the coast of Australia.The first part of the book deals with Joris van Spilbergen's voyage to Sri Lanka, which was sent out by a group of Zealand merchants in 1601 and successfully established the first trading link between Sri Lanka and the Netherlands. His fleet of three ships visited the Cape of Good Hope and then sailed directly to Sri Lanka, where Spilbergen negotiated with the king of Kandy, promising military assistance against the Portuguese. The narrative of the voyage includes a record of daily events and considerable material on life and customs in Sri Lanka. Earlier editions of Spilbergen's account appeared in Delft in 1604 (several issues) and 1605, and in Amsterdam in 1617. The text also appeared in several of the voyage anthologies that the Dutch made a habit of publishing including Commelin's Begin ende Voortangh of 1645, Hartgers's Oost-Indische Voyagien of 1648 and Saeghman's Verscheyde Oost-Indische Voyagien of 1663-70. The Hartgers anthology appearance is the same as the present volume, which with its own title-page was intended for separate publication as here as well as for inclusion in the compendium volume. This was not the case with the appearance of the text in the Commelin anthology, the various components of which were not separately published and did not have separate title-pages (Tiele, pp. 158-9).Of greater note is that this was the first edition of the Spilbergen account to contain the final 34 pages (it was also the last to do so as the publisher Hartgers dropped it from his subsequent edition of 1652). These pages contain an account of Steven van der Hagen's voyage of 1603, the first voyage sent out to the East entirely under the auspices of the Dutch East India Company or VOC.Van der Hagen sailed in December 1603 with twelve armed vessels taking about 1200 men, with instructions to attack Portuguese trading ports in India, to take Malacca, and to remove the Spanish from the Moluccas. One of these twelve ships was the Duyfken.Van der Hagen and his fleet reconnoitred the west coast of India, concluding a treaty of friendship at Calicut, and then visited several ports of the Malabar coast and Sri Lanka, and anchored for a while at Acheh. They then sailed for Bantam and continued to the Banda Islands. One ship was sent to the Coromandel coast to pick up cargo; it returned to Bantam where it took on supplies to be delivered in the Moluccas.From the Bandas, Van der Hagen proceeded to Amboina, which he took from the Portuguese in February 1605, followed by a successful siege of Spanish positions on Tidore. Van der Hagen subsequently returned to Bantam, where he took on a substantial cargo. In September 1605 the fleet, without the Duyfken and the Delft - both of which stayed in the East Indies - sailed for Holland.The surviving record of Van der Hagen's voyage is very slender. A four-page announcement of his early victories appeared in Rotterdam in 1606 (Tiele 147). A large broadside engraving and text on a single sheet published in Amsterdam in 1606 also celebrated naval victories. An abridged account appears in Hulsius's collection (volume 9, 1606) and in De Bry's anthology Petits Voyages of 1607. Nothing further appeared in print until Commelin's voyage anthology Begin ende Voortangh of 1645.This Hartgers edition, therefore, is the only separately published account of the voyage itself (as opposed to early "news" reports of victories).The Duyfken, now a very familiar ship to us from the reconstruction built to great publicity in the 1990s, makes her simple appearance in the list of the ships with which Van der Hagen's account begins: number 6 of the fleet of 12 is "Het Duyfken, groot 150, lasten/Schipper Willem Iansz" (p. 63).

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        Le ministre d'estat avec le veritable usage de la politique moderne

      S.l.|[Leyde] ;|Amsterdam: S.n.|[Elzevier]|chez Antoine Michiels|(Elzevier), 1648. Fine. S.n. [Elzevier] chez Antoine Michiels (Elzevier), S.l. [Leyde] ; Amsterdam 1651, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. pet. in 12 (7,5x12,5cm), (16) 392pp. et 520pp. (7) et (12) 488pp. (9), relié. - Rare meeting of the three parts of the Minister of estat having appeared separately. The first part appeared for the first time in Paris, at the Toussaint Bray in 1631, the second and third, respectively, appeared in 1643 and 1651 by the same publisher and were subsequently reversed by Elsevier. Make the sphere on the title pages of the three volumes. Full blue morocco night late nineteenth signed Cuzin for the first two volumes, I hit the figure Mr. spine Jansenist nerves to date with tail. Inner lace, gilt edges. Caps with light rubbing. The third volume is long grain morocco 1830. spine smooth fillets with cold irons and rollers cold. Cold boards hit 2 wheels framing. Gilt edges. A thin stripe in the lower flat. The third volume is slightly larger and thicker than the first two, the paper is stronger, the Amsterdam Elzevier not imprinted in the same way. Beautiful examples (the first two copies are slightly darker back). Silhon Jean (1596-1667) was first secretary of Richelieu before moving State Councillor. Over entirely devoted to Richelieu, The Minister of State is a political reflection that provides a flattering portrait of the regime established by Richelieu. The three volumes contain numerous historical studies and an overall reflection on the power, alliances and diplomacy. Bayle "unquestionably one of the strongest and most judicious writers of his century." Bookplate 'liber libro' lion holding a crown for the first two volumes. Third volume: bookplate weapons of Georges Montandon. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Rare réunion des trois parties du Ministre d'estat ayant paru séparément. La première partie parut pour la première fois à Paris, chez Toussaint du Bray, en 1631, les seconde et troisième parurent respectivement en 1643 et 1651 chez le même éditeur et furent reprises ultérieurement par les Elzevier. Marque à la sphère sur les pages de titre des trois volumes. Reliure en plein maroquin bleu nuit fin XIXe signé Cuzin pour les deux premiers volumes, frappés au chiffre I M. Dos à nerfs janséniste avec date en queue. Dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées. Coiffes avec légers frottements. Le troisième volume est en maroquin à grains longs vers 1830. Dos lisse avec filets à froid, fers et roulettes à froid. Plats frappés à froid de 2 roulettes d'encadrement. Tranches dorées. Une mince rayure au plat inférieur. Le troisième volume est légèrement plus grand et plus épais que les deux premiers, son papier est plus fort, les Elzevier d'Amsterdam n'imprimaient pas de la même façon. Très beaux exemplaires (les deux premiers exemplaires ont le dos légèrement plus foncés). Jean Silhon (1596-1667) fut tout d'abord secrétaire de Richelieu avant de passer Conseiller d'Etat. Tout entier dévoué à Richelieu, Le ministre d'état est une réflexion politique qui dresse un portrait flatteur du régime mis en place par Richelieu. Les trois tomes contiennent de nombreuses études historiques et une réflexion d'ensemble sur le pouvoir, les alliances et la diplomatie. Bayle « sans contredit l'un des plus solides et des plus judicieux auteurs de son siècle ». Ex libris 'liber libro' lion tenant un écu pour les deux premiers volumes. Troisième volume : ex libris aux armes de Georges Montandon.

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        De vermaarde reizen van de heer Vincent Le Blanc van Marsilien, die hy sedert d'ouderdom van veertien jaren, tot aan die van zestig, in de vier delen des werrelts gedaan heeft ...Amsterdam, Jan Hendricksz. Boom, Jan Rieuwertsz., 1654. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With engraved title-page and 7 engraved plates. 19th-century boards.

      Borba de Moraes I, p. 460; Sabin 39592; STCN (9 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 647. First Dutch edition and first illustrated edition in any language of a colourful account of the author's travels through Persia (Iran), Arabia, Burma (Myanmar), the East Indies, and in the second part Morocco, Guinea, the African interior, the Cape, Constantinople (Istanbul), the Middle East, North and South America and even China. It was first published in French as Les voyages fameux (Paris, 1648) and here translated by Jan Hendrik Glazemaker (1620-1682). Le Blanc (ca. 1553-ca. 1633), born in Marseille, took to sea for the Middle East at age fourteen and sailed all over the world for 64 years. His stories, a mixture of his genuine experiences with fantasy, were revised for the press by Pierre Bergeron. He and the author present them in an entertaining manner.With two bookplates. An occasional very faint spot or slight browning, but otherwise in fine condition. A feast for the armchair traveller.

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        A treatise of the safe, internal use of cantharides in the practice of physick.London, Jeffrey Wale, John Isted, 1706. 8vo. 19th-century tanned half sheepskin, tree-marbled paper sides.

      - Blake, p. 187; ESTC T64914; for the author: Cook, "Groenevelt, Joannes (bap. 1648, d. 1715/16)", in: ODNB (online ed.). First English edition of a treatise on the medicinal use of Spanish Fly (Lytta vesicatoria, traditionally classified in the family Canthardiae). Joannes Groenevelt (1648-1715/16)) was a Dutch-born physician, practising in London from 1675 on. Greenfield strongly advocated the use of Spanish fly, primarily for the treatment of gout and bladder and kidney diseases. One of his patients accused him of malpractice and Groenvelt was fined and sent to Newgate prison, but obtained permanent freedom through William III's general pardon in 1691. He published the present treatise on the use of Spanish fly as a vindication of his methods. It includes a laudatory poem by Bernard Mandeville, detailed descriptions of the various medicinal uses of Spanish fly, followed by medical observations and several recipes. In good condition, waterstain in lower margin, some browning. Boards slightly browned. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The adventures of (Mr T. S.) an English merchant, taken prisoner by the Turks of Argiers, and carried into the inland countries of Africa.London, Moses Pitt [printed by William Wilson?], 1670. Small 8vo. Blind- and gold-tooled calf (ca. 1800).

      Cox I, p. 362; Playfair, Algeria 155; Playfair, Morocco 244; Wing S152. First edition of an extraordinary account of an English merchant mariner's capture by Barbary pirates in or soon after 1648 and his subsequent adventures as a slave in Algeria. It is presented as an authentic journal of T[homas?] S[mith?], posthumously prepared for the press by his friend A. Roberts. The author is certainly well-informed on the Ottomans in Africa and his story may be partly based on true events, but many of the details are clearly fantasy, with monstrous beasts and people turned to stone, in addition to tall tales of his own adventures. In the story he sets off from the Thames in the Hamburg merchant ship Sancta Maria in July 1648 and the ship is captured by Barbary pirates soon after. As a slave under numerous masters the author tricks his way into employment as cook to the King of Algiers, is then demoted to keeper of the King's bath and secretly fathers a daughter with one of the King's wives. After an unsuccessful stint as a gardener's assistant he journeys in the service of an Ottoman officer, collecting tribute money with the Algerian army, and offers his services as an advisor to the Ottoman governor of Tlemcen (northwest Algeria). With an owner's initials, manuscript bookplates and library stamps. In good condition, very slightly browned and with a small chip at the head of two leaves, affecting only the page numbers. First edition of an English merchant's marvellous adventures in Ottoman Africa.

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        CATO MAJOR or The Book of Old Age. First Written by M. T. Cicero, And now Excelently Englished by William Austin of Lincolnes Inne Esquire. With annotations upon the names of the men and places

      London: Printed for William Leake, and are to be sold at his Shop at the Sign of the Crown in Fleet-street, between the two Temple gates, 1648. 1st Edition of this Translation (Wing C4288). SIGNED by L'Estrange (?). Period full panelled calf, with later expert rebacking. Modest binding wear, with a bit of splay to boards. Modern bookplate of Christopher Rowe [front paste-down], and period engraved armorial bookplate of Thomas Ward, Esquire, of Great Wilbraham [A3v]. Inked inscription to top of engraved title: "Licenced January 12: 1672 [?] / Roger L'Estrange." Age-toning & browning to some leaves, primarily preliminary & terminal. Period inked sums to rear blanks. Withal, Very Good.. [10], 141, [1 (publisher advert)] pp. Engraved title leaf, "J Goddard, Sculpsit". Headpieces. Decorative initial letters. 12mo: A (-A1) B - G¹²(-G12). 5-1/2" [14cm] x 2-7/8" [7.3cm].

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        CATO MAJOR or The Book of Old Age. First Written by M. T. Cicero, And now Excelently Englished by William Austin of Lincolnes Inne Esquire. With annotations upon the names of the men and places.

      London: Printed for William Leake, and are to be sold at his Shop at the Sign of the Crown in Fleet-street, between the two Temple gates. 1648. [10], 141, [1 (publisher advert)] pp. Engraved title leaf, "J Goddard, Sculpsit". Headpieces. Decorative initial letters. 12mo: A (-A1) B - G¹²(-G12). 5-1/2" [14cm] x 2-7/8" [7.3cm]. Modest binding wear, with a bit of splay to boards. Modern bookplate of Christopher Rowe [front paste-down], and period engraved armorial bookplate of Thomas Ward, Esquire, of Great Wilbraham [A3v]. Inked inscription to top of engraved title: "Licenced January 12: 1672 [?] / Roger L'Estrange." Age-toning & browning to some leaves, primarily preliminary & terminal. Period inked sums to rear blanks. Withal, Very Good.

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        Missale Romanum ex decreto Sacrosancti Concilij Tridentini restitutum. PII V. pontificis Max iussu editum et Clementis VIII

      Apud Cleras - Venetiis, 1648. LATINO 5 Esemplare in folio con legatura coeva in pelle verde con fregi e cornici dorate alle coperte e dorso, quest' ultimo con nervature. Segni di usura alle estremità frontespizio presente ma distaccato, alcuni fori di tarlo. Controguardie postume. Meraviglioso frontespizio inciso a tutta pagina con titolo in rosso e nero al centro. Tagli dorati, capilettara incisi, presenti richiami a fine pagina e segnatura fascicoli, testo in rosso e nero, numerose pagine di spartiti con testo, a fine volume alcune aggiunte tra cui Missae propriae sanctorum dell' Ex tipographia Orsiniana del 1821. Raro e particolareggiato USATO

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        Ausführliches Lexikon der griechischen und römischen Mythologie. [Bde. 1 - 5 (in 8 Bden.) sowie Bde. 6 u. 7 als Reprint zus. 10 Bde.].

      Gr.8, VIII S., 3024, 3326, 3472, 1648 u. 1572 Spalten, zahlr. Textabb. Bde. als Reprint: 1071 Spalten, 17 S. u. 225, 154, 40 u. 248 S., (Neuere) Priv.-Lwd. sowie OLwd., Min. gebrauchsspurig, Papier min. gebräunt, Rücken von Bd. 5 etw. aufgehellt gutes Ex. Jeweils EA bzw. EA des Reprints. Vorhanden die Bände I - III (jeweils in zwei Halbbänden) und die Bände IV und V von Aba bis Tyrrhenia, sowie als (etwas verkleinerter) Reprint Bd. VI U - Zyrratel sowie Nachträge und Bd. VII Supplementbände I - IV.

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        Of the Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie; The Sixth and Eighth books

      1648 - First Appearance of Books 6 and 8 of Hooker's Lawes Hooker, Richard [1554?-1600]. Of the Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie; The Sixth and Eighth Books. A Work Long Expected, And Now Published According to the Most Authentique Copies. London: Printed by Richard Bishop, And are to be sold by Iohn Crook, 1648. [iv], 123, [1], 149, 130-160, 171-226 pp. Pagination irregular. Text complete. Quarto (7" x 5-1/2"). Later three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Negligible light rubbing to extremities, light fading to spine. Light browning and occasional faint dampspotting to text, early repair to upper corner of title page. A nice copy. $650. * First edition of Books Six and Eight, one of three issues from 1648. First printed in 1594-1597, Hooker's influential work is concerned with the general principles involved in the Church of England's legal, political and social position. All early editions contain five books (though their title pages always claim to offer six). A seventh book was published in 1662. Many scholars doubt the authenticity of Books Six, Seven and Eight. The three 1648 imprints are scarce. OCLC locates no copies of any of these three in North American law libraries. English Short-Title Catalogue R202054. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Saints Devoirs de l'Ame devote. Où il est enseigné au Chrestien la maniere d'employer le iour au service de Dieu. Par les PP. de la Compagnie de Iesus. Avec l'Office de la Vierge Marie. [Part 2:] Office de la Vierge Marie pour tous les temps de l'année

      Paris: Sebastien Feugé, 1648. 12mo (binding size 143 x 82 mm). 2 parts, separately titled and paginated, 262, [2]; 239, [1] pp. Woodcut title vignettes. A few corners creased. Contemporary French embroidered binding of ivory silk over pasteboards, each cover with a different floral design of flowering plants, buds, fruits and leaves, in variously colored threads, a few tendrils and sequins scattered in the background, within a border of braided metallic ribbon, edges of boards with additional border of striated silver thread, spine with design of Monogram of the Virgin, instruments of the Passion, and the Sacred Heart, gilt edges, liners of striated pink, white and blue satin, two flyleaves at front and back, two pairs of fore-edge catches, lacking clasps, loss to outer thread borders and to most of the embroidery on the backstrip, a few sequins bent, but overall well preserved. Provenance: Dr. Lucien-Graux, bookplate.*** a superb mid-seventeenth-century parisian embroidered binding on a popular devotional work. French embroidered bindings from this period survive in smaller numbers and appear much more rarely in the rare book trade than their English counterparts. This beautiful example features large naturalistic flowers, although blossoms from several species sprout from the same stem, including daisies (marguerites), carnations, lilies, a bluebell, a pansy, a gooseberry, a strawberry, and thistle flowers. The highly skilled embroiderer layered in and cross-stitched differently colored threads to create shading and blush on leaves and blossoms. The marvelous silk liners - using the colors of what was to become a century and a half later the French national flag! - add a further touch of whimsy to this wonderful binding. Neglected in traditional French annals of bookbinding, embroidered bindings nonetheless were part of a long tradition in France. Until the sixteenth century, textile was the material of choice for sumptuous royal manuscripts and books, or for dedication copies. Starting in the sixteenth century these began to be eclipsed by decorated leather bindings, and, although a few splendid armorial embroidered bindings from this period survive, most of the small corpus of extant 16th- and 17th-century French embroidered bindings are found on books of religious devotion. Although expensive to produce, embroidery was everywhere in seventeenth-century domestc life - on walls, curtains, furniture, and above all clothing. It was also used on books, but a census carried out by the curators of the important exhibit of embroidered bindings held at the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal in 1995-96 localized only forty seventeenth-century examples of French embroidered bindings (Livres en broderie, p. 24; 33 were included in the exhibit, and the others are inventoried at the end of the catalogue). The low survival rate is due as much to the perishable nature of these fragile bindings as to the French bibliophilic mania for rebinding. Thus the addition of one of these bindings to the corpus is a rare event. The editors of the BnF catalogue note that the portions of embroidered bindings that have often suffered the most damage are the spines and the joints. They add that the technical complexity of embroidered bindings discouraged book conservators, which has preserved the authenticity and integrity of surviving examples. That is certainly the case for the present untouched example. The BnF exhibit included a binding using similar techniques, possibly from the same workshop, covering the same Marian prayerbook, in a later edition (Paris: Barthelemy Quenet, 1651): cf. Livres en broderie no. 38. It is unfortunately not known where these two embroidered bindings were produced, whether in one of the many professional embroidery workshops in Paris, which employed both men and women, and whose confrérie (guild) had been established already in the 13th century, or by the sisters of one of the numerous convents who engaged in embroidery and the other textile arts, some of which were renowned for their exceptional artistry and technical prowess (op. cit. pp. 34-37), or perhaps even by a private individual. The anonymity of such embroidered bindings adds to their mystery, while not at all detracting from their beauty. Lucien Graux (1878-1944), physician, writer, and successful entrepreneur, assembled one of the greatest collections of rare books and manuscripts of twentieth- century France. He joined the French resistance under Vichy, was arrested in June 1944, and died at Dachau that October. His collection was dispersed in nine sales from 1953 to 1957. Cf. Sabine Coron & Martine Lefèvre, eds. Livres en broderie: Reliures françaises du Moyen Age à nos jours, (Paris: BnF, 1995).

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        AN ITINERARY CONTAYNING A VOYAGE MADE THROUGH ITALY, in the yeare 1646, and 1647, Illustrated with divers figures of antiquities. Never before published.

      London, printed for Humphrey Moseley, & are to be sold at his shop at the Princes Armes in St. Pauls Church-yard, 1648.. FIRST EDITION 1648. Written by Dr John Bargrave but published under his nephew's name John Raymond. 12mo, approximately 140 x 80 mm, 5½ x 3 inches, engraved title with ll Mercurio Italico as heading and also as running title to pages, 10 text illustrations, pages: title page, [42], 1-284, [1] leaf Errata/Imprimatur, bound in full later calf, gilt lettered maroon title label and gilt rules to spine, blind decoration to spine and covers, marbled endpapers, stained edges. Trimmed copy with slight loss to margins, not affecting text, binding rubbed and lightly scuffed, stained edges rubbed, engraved title and title page laid down on later paper, engraved title chipped at edges with just the slightest loss, tiny repair to bottom of engraved title, old ink inscription to top of title page, 1 small neat ink marginal note, pages tightly bound, a few small holes are visible at the inner edges of a few pages, where the pages have been strained and the paper has pulled away from the cords, no loose pages, light soiling to margins and some pages a little dusty, 1 small ink splash, 1 lower margin has a small tear with loss, not affecting text, a few margins have tiny nicks and are slightly soft, a few neatly repaired, pale age-browning to pages, Errata/Imprimatur leaf has neat repair to outer margin, no loss, inner paper hinges cracked, corner tips to the leaves at the front and rear, are a little chipped and rounded, otherwise a well used but still a good copy of a Renaissance guide book to Italy. See: The Bargrave collection on Google. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Il sostegno della vita civile composto e dedicato all'altezza del serennissimo Ranuccio Secondo Duca di Parma e di Piacenza da Teofilo Solimano.

      Appresso Seth e Erasmo Viotti, 1648. In 8, pp. (6) + 346. Stemma al f. Intonso e con barbe. Cart. coeva. Raro testo dedicato alla arte del segretariato e al servizio del principe. Molte le citazioni di altri autori quali il Guarini, il Guazzo ecc. ITA

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        Les Saints Devoirs de l'Ame devote. Où il est enseigné au Chrestien la maniere d'employer le iour au service de Dieu. Par les PP. de la Compagnie de Iesus. Avec l'Office de la Vierge Marie. [Part 2:] Office de la Vierge Marie pour tous les temps de l'année.

      Paris: Sebastien Feugé, 1648. 12mo (binding size 143 x 82 mm). 2 parts, separately titled and paginated, 262, [2]; 239, [1] pp. Woodcut title vignettes. A few corners creased. Contemporary French embroidered binding of ivory silk over pasteboards, each cover with a different floral design of flowering plants, buds, fruits and leaves, in variously colored threads, a few tendrils and sequins scattered in the background, within a border of braided metallic ribbon, edges of boards with additional border of striated silver thread, spine with design of Monogram of the Virgin, instruments of the Passion, and the Sacred Heart, gilt edges, liners of striated pink, white and blue satin, two flyleaves at front and back, two pairs of fore-edge catches, lacking clasps, loss to outer thread borders and to most of the embroidery on the backstrip, a few sequins bent, but overall well preserved. Provenance: Dr. Lucien-Graux, bookplate.*** a superb mid-seventeenth-century parisian embroidered binding on a popular devotional work. French embroidered bindings from this period survive in smaller numbers and appear much more rarely in the rare book trade than their English counterparts. This beautiful example features large naturalistic flowers, although blossoms from several species sprout from the same stem, including daisies (marguerites), carnations, lilies, a bluebell, a pansy, a gooseberry, a strawberry, and thistle flowers. The highly skilled embroiderer layered in and cross-stitched differently colored threads to create shading and blush on leaves and blossoms. The marvelous silk liners - using the colors of what was to become a century and a half later the French national flag! - add a further touch of whimsy to this wonderful binding. Neglected in traditional French annals of bookbinding, embroidered bindings nonetheless were part of a long tradition in France. Until the sixteenth century, textile was the material of choice for sumptuous royal manuscripts and books, or for dedication copies. Starting in the sixteenth century these began to be eclipsed by decorated leather bindings, and, although a few splendid armorial embroidered bindings from this period survive, most of the small corpus of extant 16th- and 17th-century French embroidered bindings are found on books of religious devotion. Although expensive to produce, embroidery was everywhere in seventeenth-century domestc life - on walls, curtains, furniture, and above all clothing. It was also used on books, but a census carried out by the curators of the important exhibit of embroidered bindings held at the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal in 1995-96 localized only forty seventeenth-century examples of French embroidered bindings (Livres en broderie, p. 24; 33 were included in the exhibit, and the others are inventoried at the end of the catalogue). The low survival rate is due as much to the perishable nature of these fragile bindings as to the French bibliophilic mania for rebinding. Thus the addition of one of these bindings to the corpus is a rare event. The editors of the BnF catalogue note that the portions of embroidered bindings that have often suffered the most damage are the spines and the joints. They add that the technical complexity of embroidered bindings discouraged book conservators, which has preserved the authenticity and integrity of surviving examples. That is certainly the case for the present untouched example. The BnF exhibit included a binding using similar techniques, possibly from the same workshop, covering the same Marian prayerbook, in a later edition (Paris: Barthelemy Quenet, 1651): cf. Livres en broderie no. 38. It is unfortunately not known where these two embroidered bindings were produced, whether in one of the many professional embroidery workshops in Paris, which employed both men and women, and whose confrérie (guild) had been established already in the 13th century, or by the sisters of one of the numerous convents who engaged in embroidery and the other textile arts, some of which were renowned for their exceptional artistry and technical prowess (op. cit. pp. 34-37), or perhaps even by a private individual. The anonymity of such embroidered bindings adds to their mystery, while not at all detracting from their beauty. Lucien Graux (1878-1944), physician, writer, and successful entrepreneur, assembled one of the greatest collections of rare books and manuscripts of twentieth- century France. He joined the French resistance under Vichy, was arrested in June 1944, and died at Dachau that October. His collection was dispersed in nine sales from 1953 to 1957. Cf. Sabine Coron & Martine Lefèvre, eds. Livres en broderie: Reliures françaises du Moyen Age à nos jours, (Paris: BnF, 1995).

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        Samaritane, ofte spieghel der godtsvreesentheyt en eerbaerheydt, ofte gespreeck van den Heere, met het rechtgeloovigh wijf van Samaria.

      Dordrecht: Frans Baltensz., 1648. 8vo (15,2 x 9,6 cm). 51; 315 pp. 18th-century calf. Gilt spine. Gilt board edges. Curious and rare edition of these almost incomprehensible commentaries on the Gospels of St. John done deliberately by the zealotic Anabaptist Frans Baltensz, a printer in Dordrecht. This work of which Knipscheer in his biographical article in the NNBW says that it is ''as famous for its unintelligibility, as it is sought-after for its rarity'', was already forbidden before it was printed. The author is told to have cut his manuscript apart to pieces and afterwards to have put the pieces on his printing press. Covers with a few unobtrusive and small restored spots. Fine copy. For a full description and more images please visit www.zaalbooks.nl .

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        C. Cornelii Taciti Opera Quae Exstant / a Iusto Lipsio Postremum Recensita, Eiusque Auctis Emendatisque Commentariis Illustrata : Item C. Velleius Paterculus Cum Eiusdem Iusti Lipsi Auctioribus Notis. [Works]

      Antverpiae : Ex Officina Plantiniana Balthasaris Moreti, 1648. 2nd Edition in this form. Minor generalized textual wear with preliminary browning and insignificant worming. Finely bound in aniline calf over marble boards; raised bands with a redd gilt-blocked Morocco label. An exceptional example. Scans and additional detail on request. ; 1 pages; Physical desc. : 3 pts ; 39 cm. Subject: Rome - History - The five Julii, 30 B. C. -68 A. D. Reprinted from the 1627 edition; title and ornaments differ. Title in red and black. Printer's device on each title page & verso of final leaves. Head- and tail-pieces; initials; printed marginal notations.

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        Evangeliums Waerheyt ofte Verdediging van de rechtmatige Zin der Evangelische texten, naer 't ware gevoele der Gereformeerde Theologanten onzer eeuwen, uyt de Natuur der texten zelf, en d'omstandigheden der H. Schriften vast gemaackt, tegens Alle oude en nieuwe Dwalingen die in Nederlant bekent zijn. En door de Zelfde op nieus op verscheyde Plaetsen Vermeerdert.

      Amsterdam, Jan Jacobsz. 1648 - (gegraveerde titelpagina, 6) 539 (13) p. Origineel overslaand Perkament, 4° (Vernieuwde schutbladen, de eerste en laatste pagina's zijn aan de randen plaatselijk verstevigd. Zeldzaam werk van Bruining, geboren in 1594 te Haarlem, predikant te Akersloot, overleden in 1652.)

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        Teti immerge Achille nello Stige

      1648 - Acquaforte e puntasecca, 1648-50, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Esemplare nel raro primo stato di quattro, avanti l'inidirizzo dell'editore Van Westerhout. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "giglio nel cerchio", con sottili margini, traccia di pieghe di carta centrale, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. L’opera racconta episodi diversi e consequenziali legati all’infanzia di Achille. La scena in primo piano sulla destra l’episodio mitologico in cui Teti, sposa di Peleo, per rendere invulnerabile il figlio Achille, che aveva scelto per sé una vita breve ma gloriosa a una vita lunga senza gloria, lo immerge nello Stige tenendolo per il tallone, unica parte del corpo che rimane vulnerabile e in cui sarà colpito a morte da Paride. In realtà nell’incisione Teti prende Achille dalle caviglie, per immergerlo in un vaso contenente l’acqua dello Stige, su cui è raffigurata in rilievo la Vittoria alata che reca in mano la corona della gloria. Le tre figure femminili che assistono Teti rappresentano probabilmente le Parche, le divinità del destino e della morte. In questo modo, Testa compendia l’intera vicenda di Achille: le sue gesta gloriose, le sue vittorie e la sua morte. Sullo sfondo a sinistra, è rappresentato un altro momento del mito: Teti, dopo aver consultato l’oracolo di Delfi sul destino del figlio, ritorna dalle sue sorelle, le Nereidi, e con loro inizia a raccogliere l’acqua del fiume. Stando in piedi, nuda, appoggia la mano su un altare con vaso con d’incenso fumante offerto in dono all’oracolo. Appena più indietro un altro episodio: Teti affida Achille a Chirone perché lo educasse. In altre versioni del mito, è il padre Peleo che affida il figlio al centauro, ma è evidente la centralità del ruolo di Teti che Testa vuole sottolineare. Sullo sfondo a destra, due uomini sorreggono un braciere ardente, simbolo della prova a cui furono sottoposti i figli di Teti e che il solo Achille superò perché la madre lo aveva reso invulnerabile ungendolo con l’ambrosia e coprendolo poi con il fuoco. L’opera fa parte di una serie di tre sulla nascita e l’infanzia di Achille, probabilmente realizzate dall’artista negli ultimi anni della sua vita. Così come nel Sogno di Giuseppe, il Lucchesino si confronta nuovamente con il problema di come rappresentare momenti cronologicamente successivi. Mentre in quel caso aveva scelto di rappresentare una scena unica, fitta di simbologia, in questo caso, opta per la soluzione di scenette isolate, armonizzate tra di loro dallo sfondo paesaggistico e architettonico. Bellini cita un disegno preparatorio dell’opera in una collezione privata milanese, non altrimenti noto. Etching and drypoint, 1648-50, signed in the plate in the bottom right corner. Example in the rare first state of four, before the address of the publisher Arnold Van Westerhout. Magnificent proof, on contemporary laid paper with watermark "lily in the circle", with thin margins, traces of central folds of paper, otherwise in excellent condition. The work recounts several episodes and consequential damages related to the childhood of Achilles. The scene in the foreground on the right mythological episode in which Thetis, wife of Peleus, to make her son invulnerable Achilles, that he had chosen for himself a short but glorious life to a long life without glory, immerses him in the Styx, holding him by the heel, the only part of the body that remains vulnerable and where it will be shot to death by Paris. In reality incision Teti takes Achilles from the ankles to soak it in a jar containing the water of the Styx, which is depicted in relief the Winged Victory that is holding the crown of glory. The three female figures who assist Teti probably represent the Fates, the gods of fate and death. In this way, Head sums up the whole story of Achilles: his glorious deeds, his victories and his death. In the background, left, is shown at another time of the myth: Teti, after having consulted the Delphi [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Polyeucte Martyr. Tragédie Chrestienne.

      A Paris, chez Augustin Courbé, M.DC.XLVIII. Avec Privilège du Roy 1648 - In-12 (13 X 7,5 cm), 1bl.,9 ff.,85 pp., 2 pp.(Extrait du Privilège), violet foncé, dos à cinq nerfs orné, double filet or encadrant les plats, filet de coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure exécutée vers 1860) (angle inférieur de la p.85 habilement restauré). Première édition in-12 de la première tragédie religieuse de Corneille, parue en même temps chez Antoine de Sommaville, Augustin Courbé & Toussaint et Quinet, Marchands Libraires à Paris, l'édition originale datant de 1643. L'auteur a dédié cette pièce à la Reine régente Anne d'Autriche en ajoutant une épître sur la victoire du duc d'Enghien à Rocroi contre les Espagnols le 19 Mai 1643, 5 jours après la mort de Louis XIII. Page de titre ornée des grandes armes de France utilisées au dix-septième siècle. Texte agrémenté de vignettes, lettrines, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        C. Cornelii Taciti Opera Quae Exstant / a Iusto Lipsio Postremum Recensita, Eiusque Auctis Emendatisque Commentariis Illustrata : Item C. Velleius Paterculus Cum Eiusdem Iusti Lipsi Auctioribus Notis. [Works]

      Antverpiae : Ex Officina Plantiniana Balthasaris Moreti 1648 - Minor generalized textual wear with preliminary browning and insignificant worming. Finely bound in aniline calf over marble boards; raised bands with a redd gilt-blocked Morocco label. An exceptional example. Scans and additional detail on request. ; 1 pages; Physical desc. : 3 pts ; 39 cm. Subject: Rome - History - The five Julii, 30 B. C. -68 A. D. Reprinted from the 1627 edition; title and ornaments differ. Title in red and black. Printer's device on each title page & verso of final leaves. Head- and tail-pieces; initials; printed marginal notations. 4 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De bello belgico decas secunda ab initio praefecturae Alexandri Farnesii Parmae placentiaque ducis III. Anno MDLXXVIII. Usque ad annum MDXC.

      Corbelletti, Rome 1648 - 7 leaves, 642 pages, followed by 45 leaves of index. Measures 13.5cm (height). Full leather binding; original boards and an old rebacking; front board re-attached. Front and rear flyleaves stained and chipped at the edges, as well as the first few pages of text which have archival repairs to the edges. The textblock is separated at page 168 but remaining intact, functional and attractive. Illustrated with an engraved lion map title page and numerous wood engraved portraits including Alexander Farnesius, Matthias Archidux, Franciscus Hercules Valexius, Maximilwanus Henninius, Philippus Comes Holachius, Giulielmus Ludovicus, Mauritius Nassavius Orangii, etc. Early bookplate: Aedes Christi in Academia Oxoniensi. Previous owner marks: Liber Ecclesia Christi No. 383; R. Burton's. Written by an Italian Jesuit historian, Famianus Strada (1572-1649). Flemish history; Netherlands. Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Blaeu - De zeilwagen van prins Maurits, landjacht.

      Kopergravure in de tijd met de hand gekleurd, uitgegeven te Amsterdam ca. 1648 door Joan Blaeu, (1596-1673). Afmetingen (prent) ca. 45 x 57 cm.Uit Blaeu?s atlas ?Toneel der Steden van de Verenigde Nederlanden met hare beschrijvingen??, verschenen op 5 juni 1648, de datum waarop de vrede van munster een einde maakte aan de tachtig jarige oorlog. Blaeu gebruikte de grote gravure van Jacques de Geyn?s zeilwagen uit 1603, (noordwaarts, naar rechts rijdend) als voorbeeld voor zijn eigen prent. Op een dag tussen 13 april en 23 mei 1602 maakte prins Maurits in gezelschap van 27 gasten een tocht met zijn zeilwagen (ook wel ??landjacht? genoemd) van Scheveningen naar Petten, 14 Hollandse mijlen, met prinselijk vaandel in top. Tot de inzittenden van het voertuig, dat was uitgevonden Simon Stevin, behoorden o.a. de toen 19-jarige studievriend van Frederik Hendrik, Hugo de Groot, de Frans ambassadeur in Den Haag Paul Choart de Buzanval, de bij Nieuwpoort gevangen genomen Francis de Mendoza, generaal in het leger van aartshertog Albert van Oostenrijk, Ulric van Holstein, broer van de Deense koning Christiaan IV en Frederik Hendrik. De zeilwagen kon het traject Schevingen-Petten alleen afleggen met een sterke zuidwestenwind over de smalle, vrij gladde strook zand tussen de zee en de duinen. Het voertuig kon een snelheid bereiken van meer da 50 kilometer per uur. Rechts in beeld twee ruiters in galop. Deze zullen wel zijn ingeschakeld om aan te tonen dat de wagen zich veel sneller kon verplaatsen, dan dat met een paard mogelijk was. Links is vermoedelijk het prototype afgebeeld waarnaar de grote zeilwagen is gemaakt. Beide wagens zijn tot het einde van de achttiende eeuw in het bezit geweest van de Oranjes. In 1795 werd de kleine zeilwagen op een openbare veiling verkocht. Prijs: ?1.850,- (BTW margeregeling).

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        WÜRZBURG., "Herbipolis. Würtzburg". Große Panorama-Gesamtansicht, rechts der Main.

      Kupferstich von Merian, 1648, 24 x 63,5 cm. Fauser 15736. - Von zwei Platten gedruckt. - Besonders schöner und kräftiger Abzug in tadelloser Erhaltung. BAYERN, Franken

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        C. Cornelii Taciti Opera Quae Exstant / a Iusto Lipsio Postremum Recensita, Eiusque Auctis Emendatisque Commentariis Illustrata : Item C. Velleius Paterculus Cum Eiusdem Iusti Lipsi Auctioribus Notis. [Works]

      Antverpiae : Ex Officina Plantiniana Balthasaris Moreti, 1648, Hardback, 2nd Edition in this form. Minor generalized textual wear with preliminary browning and insignificant worming. Finely bound in aniline calf over marble boards; raised bands with a redd gilt-blocked Morocco label. An exceptional example. Scans and additional detail on request. ; 1 pages; Physical desc. : 3 pts ; 39 cm. Subject: Rome - History - The five Julii, 30 B. C. -68 A. D. Reprinted from the 1627 edition; title and ornaments differ. Title in red and black. Printer's device on each title page & verso of final leaves. Head- and tail-pieces; initials; printed marginal notations. 1 pages. Inventory No: 109401.

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        Quaestio de medicamento purgante. Tra gli numerosi argomenti trattati nel testo ricordiamo: Angina statim à Galeno purgatur - Aphorismi Hippocratis magne veritatis suere apud antiquos - Bracmanes vite longeve, & unde - Crapula mortis causa - Dolor lumborum & renu, ac pondus quid denotet - Febres pestulentes purgatione statim adhibita sanabat Galenus - GAleni auctoritates pro nostra sententia - Humor putridus statim purgandus ex Galeno - Lingua nigra in febribus unde - Medici imprudentis est in morbo ancipiti coctione expectare - ecc. ecc.

      Ex Petri de Isola, 1648. In 8°, p. perg. molle, pp. 291. Front. su pregevole inc. Capilettera. Finaline. Fioriture. Leggere tracce di gore sul marg. sup. di poche pp. T.A.

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        Of the Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie; The Sixth and Eighth books

      1648. First Appearance of Books 6 and 8 of Hooker's Lawes Hooker, Richard [1554?-1600]. Of the Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie; The Sixth and Eighth Books. A Work Long Expected, And Now Published According to the Most Authentique Copies. London: Printed by Richard Bishop, And are to be sold by Iohn Crook, 1648. [iv], 123, [1], 149, 130-160, 171-226 pp. Pagination irregular. Text complete. Quarto (7" x 5-1/2"). Later three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Negligible light rubbing to extremities, light fading to spine. Light browning and occasional faint dampspotting to text, early repair to upper corner of title page. A nice copy. * First edition of Books Six and Eight, one of three issues from 1648. First printed in 1594-1597, Hooker's influential work is concerned with the general principles involved in the Church of England's legal, political and social position. All early editions contain five books (though their title pages always claim to offer six). A seventh book was published in 1662. Many scholars doubt the authenticity of Books Six, Seven and Eight. The three 1648 imprints are scarce. OCLC locates no copies of any of these three in North American law libraries. English Short-Title Catalogue R202054.

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        OPERA quae exstant, a Iusto Lipsio postremum recensita, eiusque auctis emendatisque comentariis illustrata: item C. Velleius Paterculus cum eiusdem Iusti Lipsi auctioribus notis.

      Antwerp, ex officina Plantiniana, Balthasaris Moreti, 1648.. 4 works by Tacitus in 1 volume plus a commentary by Justus Lipsius and a work by Caius Velleius Paterculus. 1648, Latin text, folio in sixes, 390 x 240 mm, 15¼ x 9½ inches, title page printed red and black, large pictorial printer's device on title page, separate title pages each with the same device for the two commentaries: (1) Iusti LipsI dispunctio notarum Mirandulani codicis ad Corn. Taciti. (2) C. Velleius Paterculus cum animadversionibus Iusti LipsI, quas postremum auxit et emendavit, large pictorial tailpieces, historiated and decorated initials of various sizes, a large different version of the printer's device repeated on Bb8r on the blank following the indexes to the main works and also on verso of penultimate colophon page, pages: [16], 547, [33 - indexes]; 36; 84, [16 - index], separate paginations for the commentaries, final leaf is a blank, collation: *8, A-Z6, a-z6, Aa6, Bb8; AA-CC6; Aaa-Ggg6, Hhh8. Bound in original full vellum, yapp edges, gilt rules and decoration to both covers, central gilt coat of arms, gilt rules to spine with small gilt floral motif in compartments, gilt lettered title. Vellum discoloured, gilt worn off spine, slightly worn on covers, tiny surface chip to tail of spine, ties missing, signature of Sir John Taylor Coleridge on front endpaper with his address and date of 1853, tiny closed tear and tiny chip to lower edge of A2, small piece missing from lower margin corner of t5, v3, and Fff2, no loss of text, some light ink splashes to lower margin of Hhh3 (last page of index). A very clean tight attractive copy, reprinted from the 1627 edition with different ornaments and title page. The works of Tacitus edited here are: Annalium ab excessu Augusti; Historiarum, ab excessu Neronis; De Moribus Germanorum; De Vita Iulii Agricolae. Justus Lipsius, renowned Flemish humanist, philologist and philosopher, first published his important critical edition of Tacitus in 1574. The edition of 1600 was the last to be published under his supervision before his death in 1606. This volume also contains the work of C. Velleius Paterculus, a Roman historian (circa 19 BC-circa 31 AD) annotated here by Justus Lipsius. John Taylor Coleridge (1790–1876) whose signature appears on the front endpaper was a judge and classicist, nephew of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and corresponded with Arnold, Southey, Newman, Pusey, and Keble. He wrote a Life of Keble (1869) heavily based on that correspondence. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        De bello belgico decas secunda ab initio praefecturae Alexandri Farnesii Parmae placentiaque ducis III. Anno MDLXXVIII. Usque ad annum MDXC.

      Rome: Corbelletti, 1648. 7 leaves, 642 pages, followed by 45 leaves of index. Measures 13.5cm (height). Full leather binding; original boards and an old rebacking; front board re-attached. Front and rear flyleaves stained and chipped at the edges, as well as the first few pages of text which have archival repairs to the edges. The textblock is separated at page 168 but remaining intact, functional and attractive. Illustrated with an engraved lion map title page and numerous wood engraved portraits including Alexander Farnesius, Matthias Archidux, Franciscus Hercules Valexius, Maximilwanus Henninius, Philippus Comes Holachius, Giulielmus Ludovicus, Mauritius Nassavius Orangii, etc. Early bookplate: Aedes Christi in Academia Oxoniensi. Previous owner marks: Liber Ecclesia Christi No. 383; R. Burton's. Written by an Italian Jesuit historian, Famianus Strada (1572-1649). Flemish history; Netherlands.. Early edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall.

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        Der wahren Chymischen Weisheit Offenbahrung, Das ist, Getreue und aufrichtige Entdeckung der Materie, Welche genommen werden muß, wann man den wahren Weisen-Stein Lapidem Philosophorum Tincturam Universalem machen will : Aus vielen Theophrastischen Handschrifften, vorhin niemahlen in den Truck kommen, mit gantz deutlich- und klaresten Worten angezeiget / daß es klärer nicht seyn könte. [...]. Alles denen Liebhabern der Chymischen Weisheit zu Gefallen in offenen Truck gegeben von J. J. Chymiphilo. [ANGEBUNDEN: Drey curieuse bißher gantz geheim gehaltene nun aber denen Liebhabern der Kunst zum besten an das Tages-Licht gegebene Chymische Schrifften. ZWISCHENGEB. Vier Kupfertaf. aus "David Beuthers Universal und Particularia", dieses als BoD anbei]. Erstausg.

      4 Bll. (Titel in rot/schwarz), 219 S., mit einer gestoch. Taf. (S.66: Die Prager Gedächtnismünze aus dem Gold der Transmutation), 7 Bll. (Register) [kmpl.], 8, Pappband d. Zt. Ferguson I,157 Caillet 2363 Duveen 135 Rosenthal 218 Schmieder 517 u. Kopp II,351 (beide geben als Druckort Nürnberg an) Brüning 3747: "Die erste Ausgabe. Das Werk enthält ein Kapitel über die antike Alchemie, vor allem über die griechischen Alchemisten, ein weiteres befaßt sich mit der berühmten Transmutation von Prag 1648, die Helmont mit eigenen Augen sah, sowie die Geschichte des Gualdus (siehe Brüning 2848), und andere Erzählungen ähnlicher Art [...]. Daneben beklagt er sich über die schwere Auffindbarkeit der prima materia und hält Paracelsus für den einzigen, der eine allgemeine Anleitung zur Alchemie gegeben habe. Der Name Chymiphilus, nach anderen Chymophilus, der bis heute nicht enträtselt werden konnte, ist sicherlich ein Pseudonym, vielleicht stellt er auch als Annagramm den Namen des Autors dar." --- ANGEBUNDEN: Drey curieuse bißher gantz geheim gehaltene nun aber denen Liebhabern der Kunst zum besten an das Tages-Licht gegebene Chymische Schrifften / Als I. Nicolai Soleae Philosophische Grund-Sätze, II. Herrn C. L. v. L. Chymischer Catechismus, III. CXXX. Grund-Sätze aus dem Toscanischen in das Teutsche übersetzet / Von Einem Liebhaber Philosophischer Geheimniße. Erstausg. Leipzig, verlegts Johann Sigmund Strauß 1723. 40 S. (Titel rot/schwarz u. mit einer Vignette von Dees "Monas Hieroglyphica") - Brüning 3840 Ferguson I,123, 225 u. II,388: "Solea [...] was a chemist, who published under the name of Basilius Valentinus a book in German on the origin of Metals [...] The CXXX. Grund-Sätze is a translation of the Centum viginti novem prospositiones by [Giovanni] Bracesco which precede his dialogi duo" - Eine zweite Ausgabe erschien 1733 zuvor waren schon andere Titel mit dem Beginn "Drey curieuse [...]" erschienen, so 1704 (Brüning 3127), 1706 (Brüning 3222) u. zuletzt 1774 (Brüning 5139).--- ZWISCHENGEBUNDEN: 4 gefaltete Original-Kupferstiche aus dem Werk: "David Beuthers Universal und Particularia: worin die Verwandelung geringer Metalle in Gold und Silber klahr und deutlich gelehret wird: nebst einem Anhange von unvergleichlich curieusen Alchymischen Kupffern, darin die Kunst von Anfang bis zum Ende vorgemahlet ist: und einer Vorrede von Beuthers Person und Schrifften Dr. Joh. Christoph Sprögels" (1718). Die erste Tafel sign. "Fritzsch sculp. Hamb.", also gestochen von Christian Fritzsch (1695-1769), dem Hofkupferstecher des Herzogs Karl Friedrich von Holstein-Gottorf. Von den weiteren Abb. aus diesem Werk fehlen die zweite Taf. u. das Frontispiz (digitalisiert wurde der Titel unter: archive.org/details/davidbeuthersuni00beut). Als Zugabe liegt David Beuthers komplettes Werk als "book on demand" bei (19 Bll., 140 S., 1 Bl. die Taf. sind hier nur verkleinert enthalten). --- Einband etwas fleckig, berieben u. leicht bestossen (vom Buchbinder einfühlsam nachgebunden) Innendeckel u. Vorsatz mit kl. Besitzervermerk Buchblock tlw. gebräunt u. etwas fleckig seltene Wurmgänge (S.65-68) ohne Textberührung, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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        OPERA quae exstant, a Iusto Lipsio postremum recensita, eiusque auctis emendatisque comentariis illustrata: item C. Velleius Paterculus cum eiusdem Iusti Lipsi auctioribus notis.

      Antwerp, ex officina Plantiniana, Balthasaris Moreti, 1648. 4 works by Tacitus in 1 volume plus a commentary by Justus Lipsius and a work by Caius Velleius Paterculus. 1648, Latin text, folio in sixes, 390 x 240 mm, 15¼ x 9½ inches, title page printed red and black, large pictorial printer's device on title page, separate title pages each with the same device for the two commentaries: (1) Iusti LipsI dispunctio notarum Mirandulani codicis ad Corn. Taciti. (2) C. Velleius Paterculus cum animadversionibus Iusti LipsI, quas postremum auxit et emendavit, large pictorial tailpieces, historiated and decorated initials of various sizes, a large different version of the printer's device repeated on Bb8r on the blank following the indexes to the main works and also on verso of penultimate colophon page, pages: [16], 547, [33 - indexes]; 36; 84, [16 - index], separate paginations for the commentaries, final leaf is a blank, collation: *8, A-Z6, a-z6, Aa6, Bb8; AA-CC6; Aaa-Ggg6, Hhh8. Bound in original full vellum, yapp edges, gilt rules and decoration to both covers, central gilt coat of arms, gilt rules to spine with small gilt floral motif in compartments, gilt lettered title. Vellum discoloured, gilt worn off spine, slightly worn on covers, tiny surface chip to tail of spine, ties missing, signature of Sir John Taylor Coleridge on front endpaper with his address and date of 1853, tiny closed tear and tiny chip to lower edge of A2, small piece missing from lower margin corner of t5, v3, and Fff2, no loss of text, some light ink splashes to lower margin of Hhh3 (last page of index). A very clean tight attractive copy, reprinted from the 1627 edition with different ornaments and title page. The works of Tacitus edited here are: Annalium ab excessu Augusti; Historiarum, ab excessu Neronis; De Moribus Germanorum; De Vita Iulii Agricolae. Justus Lipsius, renowned Flemish humanist, philologist and philosopher, first published his important critical edition of Tacitus in 1574. The edition of 1600 was the last to be published under his supervision before his death in 1606. This volume also contains the work of C. Velleius Paterculus, a Roman historian (circa 19 BC-circa 31 AD) annotated here by Justus Lipsius. John Taylor Coleridge (1790-1876) whose signature appears on the front endpaper was a judge and classicist, nephew of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and corresponded with Arnold, Southey, Newman, Pusey, and Keble. He wrote a Life of Keble (1869) heavily based on that correspondence. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Annali, overo, Croniche di Trento, cioé Historie contenenti le prodezze de Duci Trentini. L'origine della Città di Trento. La venuta in Italia de' Francesi Senoni. Il nome, & il passaggio delle Alpi. Gli confini dell'Italia. Le Vite de Vescoui di Trento, & in ispeciale l'heroiche attioni, le segnalate virtù, l'amore incomparabile verso la Patria, gli accrescimenti, fatti à prò di quella del Cardinale Bernardo Clesio, Prencipe d'indelebil memoria. Composte da Giano Pirro Pincio mantovano e nouellamente da celebre ingegno fedelmente tradotte à commune beneficio di chi desidera sapere, non solo gli auvenimenti del Trentino, ma della Germania, Lombardia, e d'altre nationi, accenandousi ancore le magnanime imprese, così dell'inuitto Cesare Carlo Quinto, come d'altri Imperatori Romani. Consecrate all'Eccellenza Reuerendiss. di Monsig. il Sig. Carlo Emmanuel Madruzzo, Vescouo, & Prencipe di Trento, Conte di Chiallant, mio Sig. Clementiss.

      Carlo Zanetti, Trento, 1648. [16], 399, [5] p., [1] ritr. incis., 2° (30 cm), perg. Esemplare buono, con qualche difetto. Le pag da 105 a 112 sono bianche e non risultano stampate. Ex libris al frontespizio. Stemma dei Madruzzo al frontespizio. Carattere romano e corsivo. Dedica di Carlo Zanetti a Carlo Emanuele Madruzzo. I quattordici libri che compongono l'opera, come nelle prima edizione stampata nel 1546 a Mantova da Venturino Ruffinelli, sono dedicati ad Aliprando Cles, a esclusione del primo e del quarto non dedicati e del secondo dedicato a Cristoforo Madruzzo. L'incisione in rame a piena pagina raffigurante Carlo Emanuele Madruzzo è probabilmente opera di Francesco Curti. La traduzione del testo del Pincio, opera del francescano Agostino Barisella, a causa di alcune difformità dal testo originale che davano luogo a pericolosi fraintendimenti di carattere politico, incorse nelle ire del vescovo Carlo Emanuele Madruzzo che impose di allegare alla pubblicazione un foglio di correzioni: "[...] Scoprendosi dalla lettura del Pinzio nuouamente tradotto dall'idioma latino, in lingua volgare, alteratione notabile, siue periodi come aggionte di nuoue, e perniciose parole. Pertanto prohibiamo sotto pena di scomunica ipso facto incurrenda [...] à chionque ardirà leggere, ò trattenere appò di se, qualsiuoglia transonto, nel quale non si ritroua la qui congionta correttione. Et à fine che non resti à chi sia presontione d'ignoranza, commandiamo ch'il presente foglio sij annesso nel frontespitio dell'Opera, prohibendo sotto l'accenata pena, e perdita de libri ogn'altro incorretto esemplare". Di grande bellezza e rarità, esemplare completo (tranne che per quelle pg bianche) in buono stato di conservazione. La scheda è tratta dal volume di Mauro Hausbergher: "Annali della tipografia Zanetti: Trento 1625-1683, Trento, Biblioteca comunale, 1997", al quale rimandiamo per ulteriori approfondimenti.

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        Journael ofte gedenckwaerdige beschryvinghe, vande Oost-Indische reyse van Willem Ysbrantsz Bontekoe van Hoorn. Begrijpende veel wonderlijcke en ghevaerlycke saecken, hem daer in wedervaren. Begonnen den 18 December 1618 en vol-eynt den 16 November 1625. Waer by ghevoeght is het journael van Dirck Albertz Raven, als oock verscheyden gedenckwaerdige geschiedenissen, op veel plaetsen verbetert en een groot deel vermeerdert.

      Hoorn, ghedruckt by Isaac Wilemsz voor Jansz. Deutel, 1648.2 volumes in 1. 4to. Old half vellum. With half-page title-vignette, engraved portrait of Bontekoe, 2 engravings in the text, and 9 double-page or folding engraved views. 80 pp.First published in Hoorn in 1646, in 1647 several piracy editions were issued; the 1648 edition is the authentic second and best augmented edition. - After having passed Madagascar, Bontekoe's ship the Nieu Hoorn caught fire and exploded. The survivors continued their voyage in a small open sloop and after much suffering and many adventures they were rescued in Straits Sunda by a Dutch fleet in command of Frederik Houtman. In 1622 Bontekoe commanded one of the ships in Cornelis Reijersen's war fleet, and his adventures on the expedition along the China coast were hardly less spectacular than those of the outward voyage. He took part in the attack on Macao, and his ship was one of the fleet which raided the coast of Fukien province. Finally he returned to his hometown Hoorn in 1625. This account of the ship-wreck, a wonder of seaman-ship, has became a classic and went through many editions and was translated into nearly every European language. From the beginning Raven's Journael of te beschrijvinge vande reyse ghedaen by den commandeur Dirck Albertsz. Raven, na Spitsbergen, in den jare 1639 ten dienste van de .. Groenlandtsche Compagnie tot Hoorn was added to Bontekoe's voyage. Raven too suffered shipwreck. This edition of 1648 was augmented with accounts of four other expeditions which took place in 1645 and 1646.(Waterstain in right corner). - Rare early edition of one of the bestsellers of the 17th century up to the 19th century. Verhoeven & Verkruijsse p.153; Huntress 17C; Landwehr, VOC, 377; Tiele 159; Tiele, Mémoire, 171; Howgego B131; Lach, Asia in the making of Europe III,I, p.474-475.

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        Lancastria Palatinatus.

      Amsterdam:, 1648. Anglia. Lancaster et Lancas Shire. Size: 510 x 400 mm. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition; very slight offsetting. A fine and highly decorative map of Lancashire by the famous Dutch cartographer Blaeu. This English county map with figurative title cartouche is ornate with heraldic family coats of arms and a cherub. The map is very detailed and gives many place names, smaller villages or settlements. Rivers, lakes, mountains and woods are also indicated. Jan Blaeu (1596-1673) was a son of a famous Dutch cartographer, Willem Janzoon Blaeu, and he shared his father's passion and continued his work. His Atlas Novus is one of the most extraordinary work within this category ever produced. It is known for its exquisite engraving, calligraphy and colouring as well as heraldic detail, pictorial work and the intricate cartouches, which all amounted to the appeal of this work. In fact it is argued that some of the maps produced by Jan were considered to be the finest published anywhere in the seventeenth century. This map is from the Dutch edition of this work.

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        VIGEVANO ILLUSTRATO del Dottor di leggi Collegiato e Oratore dell'istessa Città, EGIDIO SACCHETTI uscito alle Stampe dal nipote del medesimo, Il Dottor Collegiato, e Oratore, della stessa Città, Michel Angelo Sacchetti ad instanza, e spesa, d'essa d'ordine moltiplicato de Consigli Generali, e nel Consolato delli, Sergienti Maggiore Antonio Gravalona e Capitano Giovanni Paolo Bosio

      Per Gio. Pietro Eustorgio Ramellati, al segno del Sole, 1648. Vol. in -8 (18 x 24 cm.), legatura in pelle pergamena originale, titoli scritti a penna sul dorso, ampi margini, pp. (4), 138, (2). Dorso con piccola mancanza centrale, per il resto in buone condizioni (integro e ben legato). "Cfr. Lozzi,II, 6438 (in Nota): \"Raro\". Il Coleti aveva notato che nel front. v'è il nome dell'impressore Ramellati e la data del 1648, e in fine l'anno 1649. Platneriana nota che in fine di questo libro rarissimo si dice che fu compilato dall'A. l'anno 1630 e che il Sacchetti mori' li 13 nov. 1632\" - Michel,VII,66 - British Library,II,808." SECOLO XVII (prima metà)

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        Blaeu - De zeilwagen van prins Maurits, landjacht.

      Kopergravure in de tijd met de hand gekleurd, uitgegeven te Amsterdam ca. 1648 door Joan Blaeu, (1596-1673). Afmetingen (prent) ca. 45 x 57 cm.Uit Blaeu?s atlas ?Toneel der Steden van de Verenigde Nederlanden met hare beschrijvingen??, verschenen op 5 juni 1648, de datum waarop de vrede van munster een einde maakte aan de tachtig jarige oorlog. Blaeu gebruikte de grote gravure van Jacques de Geyn?s zeilwagen uit 1603, (noordwaarts, naar rechts rijdend) als voorbeeld voor zijn eigen prent. Op een dag tussen 13 april en 23 mei 1602 maakte prins Maurits in gezelschap van 27 gasten een tocht met zijn zeilwagen (ook wel ??landjacht? genoemd) van Scheveningen naar Petten, 14 Hollandse mijlen, met prinselijk vaandel in top. Tot de inzittenden van het voertuig, dat was uitgevonden Simon Stevin, behoorden o.a. de toen 19-jarige studievriend van Frederik Hendrik, Hugo de Groot, de Frans ambassadeur in Den Haag Paul Choart de Buzanval, de bij Nieuwpoort gevangen genomen Francis de Mendoza, generaal in het leger van aartshertog Albert van Oostenrijk, Ulric van Holstein, broer van de Deense koning Christiaan IV en Frederik Hendrik. De zeilwagen kon het traject Schevingen-Petten alleen afleggen met een sterke zuidwestenwind over de smalle, vrij gladde strook zand tussen de zee en de duinen. Het voertuig kon een snelheid bereiken van meer da 50 kilometer per uur. Rechts in beeld twee ruiters in galop. Deze zullen wel zijn ingeschakeld om aan te tonen dat de wagen zich veel sneller kon verplaatsen, dan dat met een paard mogelijk was. Links is vermoedelijk het prototype afgebeeld waarnaar de grote zeilwagen is gemaakt. Beide wagens zijn tot het einde van de achttiende eeuw in het bezit geweest van de Oranjes. In 1795 werd de kleine zeilwagen op een openbare veiling verkocht. Prijs: ?1.850,- (BTW margeregeling).

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        Le ministre d'estat, avec le veritable usage de la politique moderne

      S.n. [Elzevier] , Chez Antoine Michiels (Elzevier) 1648 - - S.n. [Elzevier] , Chez Antoine Michiels (Elzevier), S.l. [Leyde] , Amsterdam 1651, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. pet. in 12 (7,5x12,5cm), (16) 392pp. et 520pp. (7) et (12) 488pp. (9), relié. - Rare réunion des trois parties du Ministre d'estat ayant paru séparément. La première partie parut pour la première fois à Paris, chez Toussaint du Bray, en 1631, les seconde et troisième parurent respectivement en 1643 et 1651 chez le même éditeur et furent reprises ultérieurement par les Elzevier. Marque à la sphère sur les pages de titre des trois volumes. Reliure en plein maroquin bleu nuit fin XIXe signé Cuzin pour les deux premiers volumes, frappés au chiffre I M. Dos à nerfs janséniste avec date en queue. Dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées. Coiffes avec légers frottements. Le troisième volume est en maroquin à grains longs vers 1830. Dos lisse avec filets à froid, fers et roulettes à froid. Plats frappés à froid de 2 roulettes d'encadrement. Tranches dorées. Une mince rayure au plat inférieur. Le troisième volume est légèrement plus grand et plus épais que les deux premiers, son papier est plus fort, les Elzevier d'Amsterdam n'imprimaient pas de la même façon. Très beaux exemplaires (les deux premiers exemplaires ont le dos légèrement plus foncés). Jean Silhon (1596-1667) fut tout d'abord secrétaire de Richelieu avant de passer Conseiller d'Etat. Tout entier dévoué à Richelieu, Le ministre d'état est une réflexion politique qui dresse un portrait flatteur du régime mis en place par Richelieu. Les trois tomes contiennent de nombreuses études historiques et une réflexion d'ensemble sur le pouvoir, les alliances et la diplomatie. Bayle « sans contredit l'un des plus solides et des plus judicieux auteurs de son siècle ». Ex libris 'liber libro' lion tenant un écu pour les deux premiers volumes. Troisième volume : ex libris aux armes de Georges Montandon. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Rare meeting of the three parts of the Minister of estat having appeared separately. The first part appeared for the first time in Paris, at the Toussaint Bray in 1631, the second and third, respectively, appeared in 1643 and 1651 by the same publisher and were subsequently reversed by Elsevier. Make the sphere on the title pages of the three volumes. Full blue morocco night late nineteenth signed Cuzin for the first two volumes, I hit the figure Mr. spine Jansenist nerves to date with tail. Inner lace, gilt edges. Caps with light rubbing. The third volume is long grain morocco 1830. spine smooth fillets with cold irons and rollers cold. Cold boards hit 2 wheels framing. Gilt edges. A thin stripe in the lower flat. The third volume is slightly larger and thicker than the first two, the paper is stronger, the Amsterdam Elzevier not imprinted in the same way. Beautiful examples (the first two copies are slightly darker back). Silhon Jean (1596-1667) was first secretary of Richelieu before moving State Councillor. Over entirely devoted to Richelieu, The Minister of State is a political reflection that provides a flattering portrait of the regime established by Richelieu. The three volumes contain numerous historical studies and an overall reflection on the power, alliances and diplomacy. Bayle "unquestionably one of the strongest and most judicious writers of his century." Bookplate 'liber libro' lion holding a crown for the first two volumes. Third volume: bookplate weapons of Georges Montandon. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! (16) 392pp. et 520pp. (7) et (12) 488pp. (9) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Of the Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie; The Sixth and Eighth books.

      1648. First Appearance of Books 6 and 8 of Hooker's Lawes Hooker, Richard [1554?-1600]. Of the Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie; The Sixth and Eighth Books. A Work Long Expected, And Now Published According to the Most Authentique Copies. London: Printed by Richard Bishop, And are to be sold by Iohn Crook, 1648. [iv], 123, [1], 149, 130-160, 171-226 pp. Pagination irregular. Text complete. Quarto (7" x 5-1/2"). Later three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Negligible light rubbing to extremities, light fading to spine. Light browning and occasional faint dampspotting to text, early repair to upper corner of title page. A nice copy. $650. * First edition of Books Six and Eight, one of three issues from 1648. First printed in 1594-1597, Hooker's influential work is concerned with the general principles involved in the Church of England's legal, political and social position. All early editions contain five books (though their title pages always claim to offer six). A seventh book was published in 1662. Many scholars doubt the authenticity of Books Six, Seven and Eight. The three 1648 imprints are scarce. OCLC locates no copies of any of these three in North American law libraries. English Short-Title Catalogue R202054.

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        The Fourth Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England: Concerning the Jurisdiction of Courts [etc.]. Wing C4930; ESTC R40364 [the edition identified in November, 2014, one copy located at the British Library]

      The rare, just identified second edition of Coke's exhaustive examination of English courts, comprising the fourth (and last) part of his famed Institutes, treating of King's Bench, Common Pleas, Chancery, Star Chamber and several dozen other courts. Contemporary calf, rubbed, early, chipped and faded manuscript paper label, generally clean and well preserved, with the portrait; the Taussig copy. Printed by M. Flesher, for W. Lee, and D. Pakeman, London, 1648.

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        Lancastria Palatinatus. Anglia. Lancaster et Lancas Shire.

      Amsterdam: 1648 - Size: 510 x 400 mm. Fine condition; very slight offsetting. Copper engraving. Original colour. A fine and highly decorative map of Lancashire by the famous Dutch cartographer Blaeu. This English county map with figurative title cartouche is ornate with heraldic family coats of arms and a cherub. The map is very detailed and gives many place names, smaller villages or settlements. Rivers, lakes, mountains and woods are also indicated. Jan Blaeu (1596-1673) was a son of a famous Dutch cartographer, Willem Janzoon Blaeu, and he shared his father's passion and continued his work. His Atlas Novus is one of the most extraordinary work within this category ever produced. It is known for its exquisite engraving, calligraphy and colouring as well as heraldic detail, pictorial work and the intricate cartouches, which all amounted to the appeal of this work. In fact it is argued that some of the maps produced by Jan were considered to be the finest published anywhere in the seventeenth century. This map is from the Dutch edition of this work.

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        Poetica Stromata

      1648. C[ORBET], R[ichard]. Poëtica Stromata or a collection of sundry pieces in poetry: drawne by the known and approved hand of R. C. No place [Holland?]: no publisher, 1648. Small octavo, contemporary blind-tooled calf neatly rebacked, red morocco spine label. $3000.First edition of the second collection of Bishop CorbetÂ’s poetry, including the first appearance in print of his poem “The FaeryÂ’s Farewell.”Published 13 years after his death, this collection was preceded by a London-printed collection of the year before which contained 36 poems (including two repeats); included here are 12 of those pieces, and ten new poems, including his best-known ballad, “The FaeryÂ’s Farewell.” “He was generous, witty and eloquent, and his poetry ranges from the entertaining travelerÂ’s story of ‘Iter BorealeÂ’ to the ironical verses on ‘The Distracted Puritane”-both of which are present in this collection (Drabble, 229). Wing C6272. Grolier 198. Hayward 91. CBEL I, 1306. Title page a bit dust-soiled, a few small stains at the end; very light rubbing to contemporary calf. An extremely good copy.

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        Le ministre d'estat, avec le veritable usage de la politique moderne

      Rare meeting of the three parts of the Minister of estat having appeared separately. The first part appeared for the first time in Paris, at the Toussaint Bray in 1631, the second and third, respectively, appeared in 1643 and 1651 by the same publisher and were subsequently reversed by Elsevier. Make the sphere on the title pages of the three volumes. Full blue morocco night late nineteenth signed Cuzin for the first two volumes, I hit the figure Mr. spine Jansenist nerves to date with tail. Inner lace, gilt edges. Caps with light rubbing. The third volume is long grain morocco 1830. spine smooth fillets with cold irons and rollers cold. Cold boards hit 2 wheels framing. Gilt edges. A thin stripe in the lower flat. The third volume is slightly larger and thicker than the first two, the paper is stronger, the Amsterdam Elzevier not imprinted in the same way. Beautiful examples (the first two copies are slightly darker back). Silhon Jean (1596-1667) was first secretary of Richelieu before moving State Councillor. Over entirely devoted to Richelieu, The Minister of State is a political reflection that provides a flattering portrait of the regime established by Richelieu. The three volumes contain numerous historical studies and an overall reflection on the power, alliances and diplomacy. Bayle "unquestionably one of the strongest and most judicious writers of his century." Bookplate 'liber libro' lion holding a crown for the first two volumes. Third volume: bookplate weapons of Georges Montandon. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. [Elzevier] , Chez Antoine Michiels (Elzevier) S.l. [Leyde] , Amsterdam 1651 3 tomes en 3 Vol. pet. in 12 (7,5x12,5cm) (16) 392pp. et 520pp. (7) et (12) 488pp. (9) relié

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        Breve Cum sicut accepimus Innocentii X Bref de sur le differend dentre leuesque dAngelopolis

      

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        Princeps / Disputationum de Republica. [2 B

      Leiden, Hieronymus Vogel/ Petrus Leffen, und 1648 - 12

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