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2018-07-03 07:16:00
[Wilkins, John]
London: Printed by M.F. for Sa: Gellibrand at the Brasen Serpent in Pauls Churchyard, 1648. First edition of this remarkable introduction to modern mechanical technology by John Wilkins, a founder of the Royal Society, and one of the most influential science educators in seventeenth-century England. Wilkins's protégé, the scientist Robert Hooke, pays homage to his mentor in Micrographia: "There is scarce one invention which this nation has produced in our age, but it has some way or other been set forward by his assistance. . . . He is indeed a man born for the good of mankind." Wilkins hoped to inspire awe at the range of scientific possibility; indeed, his title phrase, "mathematical magic," refers not to occult sciences, but to the wonder of mechanical inventions. He begins with the basic principles of mechanics, including the functions of pulleys, wedges, screws, and wheels, and then launches into speculative applications of these operations. Many ideas are presented for the first time in English rather than Latin, pitched at a general readership. In the second part of the work, Wilkins proposes an incredible array of inventions that would appear in both real-life laboratories and science fiction novels over the next four hundred years, including submarines, moving statues, and perpetual motion machines. He devotes three chapters to flying machines, including the challenge of individual flight: "It being easie from the same grounds to frame an instrument, wherein any one may fit, and give such a motion unto it, as shall convey him aloft through the air." … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Honey & Wax Booksellers [US]
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2018-06-30 05:57:18
L'HERMITE, Jacques.
Amsterdam, Joost Hartgertsz, 1648.4to. Old half vellum over marbled boards. With large woodcut with 2 ships on title-page and folding engraved plate depicting 6 views of the fleet in various bays and harbours. (2),76 pp.The first official account of the circumnavigation was published in 1626. - Jacques Le Hermite (1582-1624) commanded a punitive fleet of eleven ships and 1637 men to the coasts of South America with the objective of clearing the westward route to the Pacific of Spanish and Portuguese shipping. The fleet was outfitted under the auspices of the Dutch gouvernment, the two major companies, the Dutch East India Company and the Dutch West India Company, having little interest in the Pacific route. With the flagship Amsterdam along with the Delft under vice-admiral Geen Huyghen Schapenham and with Adolph Decker, captain of marines, Le Hermite's fleet left Texel on 29-4-1623, raided the coast of Guinea, then sailed south of to the coast of Patagonia. It then passed through the Strait of Le Maire and sighted Cape Horn on 14-2-1624. While in the region the expedition discovered and anchored in the Bay of Nassau, charting the surrounding islands (including the Hermite group). In addition, it was shown for the first time that it was possible to sail northward through the Le Maire strait. After coasting South America and plundering a few Spanish settlements, the fleet continued across the Pacific and was eventually disbanded at Batavia. Le Hermite, already a sick man at the time of the outward voyage, died at Callao in Peru and was buried on San Lorenzo Island near Lima. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE Rare Books [Netherlands]
2018-06-29 06:37:40
TACITUS, C. CORNELIUS.
Antwerpen, Ex officina Plantiniana Balthasaris Moreti, 1648. Folio. Contemp. full vellum. Backcover with some brownspots and a small nick to vellum. 2 small tears to top of spine. Title-page in red/black with engraved vignette. (16),547,(33) pp. Last leaf with printers large woodcut device.The second part LIPSIUS: Dispunctio... Notarum Mirandulani Codicis ad Corn. Tacitum. Editio Ultima. Plantiniana, 1648. 84,(14) pp. Last leaf with printers large woodcut device. Many smaller and larger woodcut initials. Large woodcut vignettes at chapter-ends. Some old marginal annotations. ¶ Dibdin II, p. 450.
Bookseller: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn [DK]
2018-06-28 09:07:05
Wilkins, John]
Printed by M.F. for Sa: Gellibrand at the Brasen Serpent in Pauls Churchyard, London, 1648. First edition of this remarkable introduction to modern mechanical technology by John Wilkins, a founder of the Royal Society, and one of the most influential popular science educators in seventeenth-century England. Wilkins's protégé, the scientist Robert Hooke, pays homage to his mentor in Micrographia: "There is a scarce one invention which this nation has produced in our age, but it has some way or other been set forward by his assistance. . . . He is indeed a man born for the good of mankind." Wilkins hoped to inspire awe at the range of scientific possibility; indeed, his title phrase, "mathematical magic," refers not to occult sciences, but to the wonder of mechanical inventions. He begins with the basic principles of mechanics, including the functions of pulleys, wedges, screws, and wheels, and then launches into speculative applications of these operations. Many ideas are presented for the first time in English rather than Latin, pitched at a popular readership. In the second part of the work, Wilkins proposes an incredible array of inventions that would appear in both real-life laboratories and science fiction novels over the next four hundred years, including submarines, moving statues, and perpetual motion machines. He devotes three chapters to flying machines, including the challenge of individual flight: "It being easie from the same grounds to frame an instrument, wherein any one may fit, and give such a motion unto it, as shall convey him aloft through the air." Mathe … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Honey & Wax Booksellers, ABAA [Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-06-27 06:17:51
RAYMOND, John. Dr John Bargrave.:
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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton [United Kingdom]
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2018-06-26 05:55:57
BAROZZI, Giacomo da Vignola.
del Ecc.mo Giacomo Barocio da Vignola. Con un Ragionamento Alli architeti di Ottaviano Ridolfi Intorno alla perfetione di tutti gli cinque ordini di detta Architetura. Con la nuova agiunta di Michiel Angielo BonaRotta Fiorentino. In Bassano, per li Remondini, s.d. (ca. 1648). In folio (cm. 40x28,5), front. inciso col ritr. del Vignola, una tavola dei cinque ordini, tavv. 30 (numerate da IV a XXXII) incise in rame (verso di tutte le tavole bianche) e 11 tavv. non numerate raffig. porte, altari e camini, mediocre leg. m. perg. (assai difettata: dorso guasto, piatti deformati e sciupati). Tracce d' uso, estesa gora, macchie. In tutto 43 tavole: il ns. esempl. presenta in aggiunta l' ultima tavola (Nicchia). In tutti gli altri esempl. le ultime 2 tavole raffig. gli altari di Bernini incisi da Gio. Dolivar. Fowler, 290.
Bookseller: Libreria Salimbeni [Firenze, FI, Italy]
2018-06-25 14:40:51
MAIGNAN Emanuel (1601-1676)
TYPIS, & EXPENSIS PHILIPPI RUBEI. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida e liscia, dorso muto; tagli spruzzati di azzurro. Bella antiporta figurata incisa da P. Guerin; 26 pagine non numerate, compreso il frontespizio con titolo e diagramma astronomico; alla pagina 3, bel ritratto inciso alla parte superiore, raffigurante il cardinale Bernardino Spada a cui è dedicato il volume; 705-(1) pagine numerate. All'interno, 1 tabella ripiegata fuori testo; numerosi diagrammi incisi, 45 tavole incise a piena pagina o su doppia e tripla pagina; di queste, 41 incise a piena pagina fuori testo, 2 incise a piena pagina con testo al verso, 2 incise fuori testo e più volte ripiegate, in orizzontale e in verticale. Prima rara edizione di questo importante trattato sugli orologi solari ornato da numerose e belle illustrazioni. Cfr. Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Firenze, "Nato a Tolosa da una influente famiglia locale, prese presto i voti, entrando, nel 1619, a far parte dell'ordine dei Minimi. Dal 1636 al 1650, Maignan insegnò filosofia e teologia a Roma, presso la casa conventuale dei Minimi al Pincio. Risale a questo periodo la sua frequentazione dell'ambiente scientifico romano, con stretti contatti con personaggi quali Gasparo Berti, Raffaello Magiotti e Athanasius Kircher. Il loro dibattito scientifico fu particolarmente importante ai fini della realizzazione di esperimenti atti a determinare la possibilità dell'esistenza del vuoto, ed ebbe riflessi non trascurabili sulle parallele scoperte torricelliane. Oltre alla pneumatica, le ricerche del minimo francese toccarono an … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio [TORINO, TO, Italy]
2018-06-25 06:23:02
DONNE, John
London: Printed for Humphrey Moseley, 1648.. First edition, second issue, 8vo, (xvi), 218 pp. Some mostly mild marginal browning, contemporary manuscript title to fore edge. Recent blind ruled goatskin, black spine label, a very good copy. "The earliest of Donne's controversial writings..." (Keynes) and a work that existed only in a few manuscript copies due to its subject matter until after Donne's death. Wing D1859. Keynes 48. The book was licensed to be published in 1644 but evidently didn't appear until 1647, at which time the title page was printed without a full imprint, necessitating this second issue with a cancel title.
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2018-06-23 08:13:36
Quarles, Francis; Alexander Pennecuik; Alexander Robertson, "Ned Scrawl," Andrew Clubson, Thomas Woolrich
London: Richard Royston, 1648. Hardcover. Good. The Quarles is a Third Edition from 1648; this and the commonplace book are bound in mid 19th century half red calf and green paper-covered boards, approximately 7.5 x 6 inches. Paginated (6) 62 (2) pp. this appears to be complete, but OCLC cites a portrait plate, and there is none present here. The title page has been trimmed and there are small crenolated circular patches at the gutter of the title page and the next page (see pics). Quarles is followed by one printed leaf, which is the dedicatory poem to Alexander Pennecuik by John Forbes that appears in 'The Description of Tweeddale' published 1715. The 34 pp of handwritten verse that succeeds this appear to be mid 18th century and almost undoubtedly by a Scotsman, first, 'Godly Sarah or the Sighing Sister' (authored by 'Ned Scrawl' and published in Edinburgh in 1737); 'To Delia, being detain'd from her by Sickness' (we find no record of publication), Alexander Robertson of Struan's 'Inscription of Mount Alexander' and also 'Struan's Apology to Mrs. Alicia McKenzie' (Alexander Robertson was the 13th Chief of Struan, 1689-1749); 'The Character of Sir Ewen Cameron...' (Cameron died in 1719), 'On the Murther of King Charles the first by the then Schoolmaster of Leith, an Ode' (here, too, no record of publication we could ascertain), 'An English-mans Grace over his Pock-pudding' (This was penned by Alexander Pennecuik and was first published in 1750), and finally 'Thanksgiving after Moat' (no record we could find of publication). There is also a smaller leaf with calculations … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-06-19 22:34:58
BAROZZI, Giacomo da Vignola.
In Bassano, per li Remondini, s.d. (ca. 1648). In folio (cm. 40x28,5), front. inciso col ritr. del Vignola, una tavola dei cinque ordini, tavv. 30 (numerate da IV a XXXII) incise in rame (verso di tutte le tavole bianche) e 11 tavv. non numerate raffig. porte, altari e camini, mediocre leg. m. perg. (assai difettata: dorso guasto, piatti deformati e sciupati). Tracce d' uso, estesa gora, macchie. In tutto 43 tavole: il ns. esempl. presenta in aggiunta l' ultima tavola (Nicchia). In tutti gli altri esempl. le ultime 2 tavole raffig. gli altari di Bernini incisi da Gio. Dolivar. Fowler, 290.
Bookseller: Libreria Salimbeni [IT]
2018-06-15 22:19:25
BAROZZI, Giacomo da Vignola.
In Bassano, per li Remondini, s.d. (ca. 1648). In folio (cm. 40x28,5), front. inciso col ritr. del Vignola, una tavola dei cinque ordini, tavv. 30 (numerate da IV a XXXII) incise in rame (verso di tutte le tavole bianche) e 11 tavv. non numerate raffig. porte, altari e camini, mediocre leg. m. perg. (assai difettata: dorso guasto, piatti deformati e sciupati). Tracce d' uso, estesa gora, macchie. In tutto 43 tavole: il ns. esempl. presenta in aggiunta l' ultima tavola (Nicchia). In tutti gli altri esempl. le ultime 2 tavole raffig. gli altari di Bernini incisi da Gio. Dolivar. Fowler, 290.
Bookseller: Libreria Salimbeni [IT]
2018-06-15 07:27:09
WILKINS, Bishop John.
London, printed for M. F. for Sa: Gellibrand, at the Brasen Serpent in Pauls Church-yard, 1648. London, printed for M. F. for Sa: Gellibrand, at the Brasen Serpent in Pauls Church-yard, 1648. In two books. Concerning Mechanical Powers, Motions. Being one of the most easy, pleasant, useful, (and yet most neglected) part of mathematicks. Not before treated of in this language. FIRST EDITION 1648. small 8vo, approximately 155 x 95 mm, 6 x 4 inches, engraved and woodcut illustrations and diagrams in the text, some full page or nearly, pages: [14], 1-295, lacks A1 blank and last blank, bound in full brown modern polished calf, gilt lettering to spine, new endpapers. A little light scratching to covers, neat old ink note in 1 margin and on final blank page, many margins dusty with small pale stains plus other small minor marks, otherwise a very good copy. See: Raymond Toole Stott, A Bibliography of English Conjuring 1581-1876, page,280, No. 883; Sotheby's The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part 6, page 362, No. 2126; Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Volume 14, pages 361-381. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]
2018-06-13 07:40:00
Bosse, Abraham (1602-1676) ; [Desargues, Girard (1591-1661)]
A Paris: De l´Imprimerie de Pierre Des-Hayes, MDCXLVIII [1648].- [Suivi de:] Moyen universel de pratiquer la perspective sur les tableaux, ou Surfaces Irrégulières. Ensemble Quelques particularitez concernant cet Art, & celuy de la graueure en Taille-Douce. Par A. Bosse.- A Paris: Chez ledit Bosse, MDCLIII [1653].- // 2 obras encuadernadas juntas en 1ª ed.- 4° menor, (172x110mm.); Manière universelle...: [16], 1-176, [2], [6, con doble numeración de 173 a 184], 193-342, [2] p.; sign.: [2], [a4], e4, A-Z4, Bb-Uu4; dos portadas, la primera, grabada; primera página de dedicatoria, también grabada; 159 grabados fuera de texto a toda página, el primero como portada de los demás, numerados 1 a 156; las planchas 151 y 156 impresas dos veces; la explicación de la última plancha es un grabado adicional en talla dulce que ocupa casi todo el recto de Uu4; en p. 321-338, reedición de 'Girard Desargues: Exemple de l'une des manieres universelles du S.G.D.L. touchant la pratique de la perspective sans emploier aucun tiers point, de distance ny d'autre nature, qui soit hors du champ de l'ouvrage, Paris, 1636'.- Moyen universel...: [2], 79, [1] p.; sign.: [1], A-K4; frontispicio grabado y 33 grabados, fuera de texto, de los que el primero como portada de los demás, 30 de ellos a toda página y 2 en doble página. El volumen reúne dos obras maestras del grabado, de la mano de Abraham Bosse, en las que este se emplea para la enseñanza de la perspectiva. La primera de ellas es, en realidad, un tratado explicativo de la geometría proyectiva de Girard Desargues, a quien se considera su fundador p … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Andarto B. [Spain, Pamplona]
2018-06-10 06:31:52
AA.VV.
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
Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele [IT]
2018-06-08 07:14:33
WILKINS, Bishop John.:
London, printed for M. F. for Sa: Gellibrand, at the Brasen Serpent in Pauls Church-yard, 1648. In two books. Concerning Mechanical Powers, Motions. Being one of the most easy, pleasant, useful, (and yet most neglected) part of mathematicks. Not before treated of in this language. FIRST EDITION 1648. small 8vo, approximately 155 x 95 mm, 6 x 4 inches, engraved and woodcut illustrations and diagrams in the text, some full page or nearly, pages: [14], 1-295, lacks A1 blank and last blank, bound in full brown modern polished calf, gilt lettering to spine, new endpapers. A little light scratching to covers, neat old ink note in 1 margin and on final blank page, many margins dusty with small pale stains plus other small minor marks, otherwise a very good copy. See: Raymond Toole Stott, A Bibliography of English Conjuring 1581-1876, page,280, No. 883; Sotheby's The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part 6, page 362, No. 2126; Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Volume 14, pages 361-381. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [GB]
2018-06-06 07:14:09
BAROZZI, Giacomo da Vignola.
del Ecc.mo Giacomo Barocio da Vignola. Con un Ragionamento Alli architeti di Ottaviano Ridolfi Intorno alla perfetione di tutti gli cinque ordini di detta Architetura. Con la nuova agiunta di Michiel Angielo BonaRotta Fiorentino. In Bassano, per li Remondini, s.d. (ca. 1648). In folio (cm. 40x28,5), front. inciso col ritr. del Vignola, una tavola dei cinque ordini, tavv. 30 (numerate da IV a XXXII) incise in rame (verso di tutte le tavole bianche) e 11 tavv. non numerate raffig. porte, altari e camini, mediocre leg. m. perg. (assai difettata: dorso guasto, piatti deformati e sciupati). Tracce d' uso, estesa gora, macchie. In tutto 43 tavole: il ns. esempl. presenta in aggiunta l' ultima tavola (Nicchia). In tutti gli altri esempl. le ultime 2 tavole raffig. gli altari di Bernini incisi da Gio. Dolivar. Fowler, 290.
Bookseller: Libreria Salimbeni [Firenze, FI, Italy]
2018-06-04 14:48:53
GODEFROY (Pierre).
Lugduni Batavorum, Joannis Maire, 1648. in-12. 6ff. 408pp. Plein veau, dos lisse orné, filets dorés sur les plats (Reliure du XIXs.). Pierre Godefroy (1500-1573) magistrat de Carcassonne occupa une charge importante près le tribunal de l'Inquisition de cette ville du Languedoc et fut nommé, en 1557, premier consul de la ville basse de Carcassonne. Cet ouvrage sur l'amour sous ses différents aspects parut pour la première fois en 1552. L'auteur traite des amours licites et illicites, du mariage, de la prostitution, de l'inceste, des amours contre nature, de l'adultère, du stupre, de la fornication, etc. Joli exemplaire, finement relié au XIXs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librería Comellas [Barcelona, Spain]
2018-06-01 06:50:12
BRAHE, Tycho
Johannes Godofred Schönwetter, Frankfurt, 1648. Two parts in one vol., 4to, pp. [vi], [3-]470, [7]; 217, [1], [1 leaf, blank], with large woodcut printer’s device on both titles, and numerous illustrations and diagrams in text; the two leaves of dedication to the Bishop of Munich erroneously bound in at the end of the volume; some mild browning and foxing; the final twenty leaves with a few wormholes filled in, affecting a few letters, otherwise an unusually fine copy, bound in contemporary southern French red morocco, gilt arms to covers. A WONDERFUL COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF TYCHO’S ‘WORKS’, COMPRISING HIS TWO MOST SIGNIFICANT PUBLICATIONS, THE PROGYMNASMATA (1602) AND DE MUNDI AETHEREI (1603), WHICH TOGETHER FORM ‘THE FOUNDATION ON WHICH KEPLER, AND LATER NEWTON, BUILT THEIR ASTRONOMICAL SYSTEMS’ (Sparrow). PRINTED AT FRANKFURT AT THE VERY END OF THE THIRTY YEARS’ WAR AND ON PAPER STOCK GENERALLY TENDING TO SEVERE BROWNING, THIS WORK IS NEVER FOUND IN SUCH FINE CONDITION AND IN A HIGHLY REMARKABLE BINDING AS HERE. ‘Tycho’s influence and reputation stems from achievements that fall into three quite distinct categories. The one that was most important during Tycho’s life and for the fifty years following it was cosmological in character. It was initiated in 1572 by the appearance of what has come to be called Tycho’s nova (now classified as a supernova) and raised to the dimension of a crusade by the appearance of the even more spectacular comet of 1577. During the ensuing decade Tycho composed lengthy monographs on each phenomenon. These would form the great bulk of hi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Detlev Auvermann Rare Books [London, United Kingdom]
2018-05-28 06:29:24
ASSARINO (Luca).
In Bologna, per Giacomo Monti, 1648. 2 parties en 1 volume, petit in-4. 3ff. 204pp. + 4ff. 140pp. 1f. Plein vélin souple, dos lisse, titre manuscrit à l'encre au dos (reliure de l'époque, dos défait). Fameuse chronique des révoltes populaires fondatrices du nationalisme catalan, par l'historien italien Luca Assarino (1607-1672). La première édition, parue à Gênes en 1644, portait principalement sur la révolte dite du "Corpus de Sang", émeutes survenues à Barcelone le 7 juin 1640 (jour de la fête catholique de "Corpus Christi") à l'instigation de paysans écrasés par les impôts. A partir de 1647, l'ouvrage fut augmenté du récit des violents troubles qui opposèrent par la suite la population catalane à la couronne de Castille: connus sous le nom de la Guerre des Faucheurs ("la Guerra dels Segadors"), ils constituent l'épisode fondateur de la mythologie nationale catalane moderne. Né à Séville de parents italiens, l'auteur fut notamment chroniqueur de la maison de Savoie. Joli bois gravé au titre. Dos partiellement détaché. Quelques taches et rousseurs. Bon état intérieur. Palau, 18586.
Bookseller: Librería Comellas [Barcelona, Spain]
2018-05-27 21:18:00
Christoffel van Sichem (illust)
Amsterdam: Pieter J[acobsz] P[aets], 1648. Good+ hardcover. Text in Dutch. Contemporary vellum over boards; blind stamped central strapwork lozenge on each cover; raised bands on spine; 3 engraved title pages; woodcut decorative drop-cap initials and head and tail pieces; 686 numbered woodcuts by van Sichem. The vellum is in Very Good condition with some scuffing/light soiling; small splits at cover joints, head and tail but vellum remains supple; tightly bound; generally bright and clean interior with woodcuts ranging from Good to Fine condition; one leaf (3C6) has 2 cm abraded hole that doesn't affect text on recto but slightly affects woodcut on verso; leaf 3C7 has 2 small areas of text effacement (2 cm each). The work is complete but has numerous pagination errors and some signature errors. Pagination: Title Page 1, 2-598, Title Page 2, 600-722, Title Page 3, 723-800. Collation: A-V8 2A-2V8 3A-3H8. 8vo, 19 x 13 cm. Cf, STCN #ppn 842875999; OCLC #1008001235. Good. No dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Lee Madden, Book Dealer [Brattleboro, VT, U.S.A.]
2018-05-13 08:42:26
HARVEY, William
Arnold Leers, Rotterdam, 1648. First edition of the Exercitationes, one of two issues published simultaneously (see below), of this rare and important work, a defence of his theory of the circulation of the blood against the Parisian physician Jean Riolan the younger. It is here bound after the first Rotterdam edition of De motu cordis itself, an important edition in its own right, as it contains a corrected text, with the preface by Zacharias Sylvius (1608-1664); it also contains the first edition of the substantial treatise by James de Back (1593-1657), Dissertatio de corde . Annexa Appendix pro circulatione Harveiana. Keynes called the Exercitationes "one of [Harvey's] major contributions to medical science" (Life, p. 327). They were appended to later editions of De motu, as here; as Keynes says in his Bibliography of William Harvey, "The two treatises have for too long been considered merely an appendix to De motu - they are far more important than this." The only copy of the Exercitationes auctioned in the last forty years was the Haskell F. Norman copy, also bound with the Rotterdam edition of De motu (Christie's, June 1998, $9200, re-sold at Sotheby's PMM sale, October 1999, £6900). ?Norman 1007 & 1010. De motu cordis, first published in 1628, "is probably the most important book in the history of medicine. What Vesalius was to anatomy, Harvey was to physiology; the whole scientific outlook on the human body was transformed, and behind almost every important medical advance in modern times lies the work of Harvey" (Heirs of Hippocrates). The initial reaction to De mo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: SOPHIA RARE BOOKS [Koebenhavn V, Denmark]
2018-05-13 04:41:32
BETTINI, Mario. [BETTINUS, Marius].
Bologna: G.B. Ferroni, 1648. First edition. An outstanding copy of this rare compendious scholastic mathematical work by the Jesuit mathematician Mario Bettini (1582-1657), encompassing all the major fields of mathematics, but paying special attention to geometry. Bettini's Aerarium covers a wealth of information not just in mathematics but also astronomical geometry, all of which had, as with Bettini's previous Apiaria of 1645, gone through the Collegio Romano's rigorous censorship under the eye of Christoph Grienberger (d.1636), who as Clavius' successor was responsible for enforcing adherence to Aristotle in matters of natural philosophy. European scientific thought during the period 1620-1660 was dominated by the revolutionary investigations of Galileo and others into the nature of the solar system. The Jesuits, as the chief proponents of traditional Aristotelian teachings, were hailed by many as the intellectual champions of the Catholic Church, the philosophical mathematical and Scriptural arguments of Jesuit writers against the Copernican theory of a sun-centered solar system the main driving forces of seventeenth century inquiry. At the beginning of the seventeenth century to understand meant to grasp regularities, and this knowledge was based largely on the accepted authority of ancient texts. However as the worldview expanded the certainty of such views began to diminish. For the philosophically well-educated mathematics appeared as one of the few refuges of eternal truths untainted by the possibility of such dissent. Jesuit colleges, such as that at Parma where B … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: SOPHIA RARE BOOKS [Denmark]
2018-05-08 15:43:12
SCHURMAN, Anna Maria Van.
Ex officina Elsiviriorum, Lvgd, Batavor, 1648. TP + [i]-[iv] = Lectoris + [vi] = frontispiece portrait of the author + 1-374 + 1 blank leaf. First Edition.With the engraved self-portrait frontispiece that the author executed in 1640 when she was 33 years old. Below this, van Schurman has written: Cernitis hic picta nostros in imagine vultus: / Si negat ars formam, gratia vestra dabit (See my features portrayed in this image, If art denies beauty, then your favor will grant it). Despite an aversion to her growing notoriety, van Schurman was finally persuaded by Leyden's Professor of Theology, Dr. André Rivet (her friend and spiritual adviser whom she referred to as "her father in Christ") to publish a collection of her works and, more particularly, her correspondence. Elzevier published the work and, for the first time, allowed her some significant control over the printed text. This she did, reprinting her now famousDissertatio, de Ingenii Muliebris ad Doctrinam and including copies of her letters - fourteen written in French and fifty-nine in Latin, Greek and Hebrew, all addressed to a wide variety of famous men and women. The book also included twenty-two of her Latin poems and the entire text was edited by Friedrich Spanheim, the rector of the University of Leden, who also wrote a laudatory Preface. In her outstanding book on Anna Marie van Schurman, Anne R. Larsen notes that "more than any of her previous publications, the Opuscula affirmed her authoritative standing in the Republic of Letters" (p. 175). This was so true that the book saw a second edition in 1650 and a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Athena Rare Books ABAA [Fairfield, CT, U.S.A.]
2018-05-06 01:58:05
BAROZZI, Giacomo da Vignola.
In Bassano, per li Remondini, s.d. (ca. 1648). In folio (cm. 40x28,5), front. inciso col ritr. del Vignola, una tavola dei cinque ordini, tavv. 30 (numerate da IV a XXXII) incise in rame (verso di tutte le tavole bianche) e 11 tavv. non numerate raffig. porte, altari e camini, mediocre leg. m. perg. (assai difettata: dorso guasto, piatti deformati e sciupati). Tracce d' uso, estesa gora, macchie. In tutto 43 tavole: il ns. esempl. presenta in aggiunta l' ultima tavola (Nicchia). In tutti gli altri esempl. le ultime 2 tavole raffig. gli altari di Bernini incisi da Gio. Dolivar. Fowler, 290.
Bookseller: Libreria Salimbeni [IT]
2018-05-03 06:55:06
Maignan, Emanuel
Philippi Rubei, Rome, 1648. folio (320 x 223mm.). First edition, engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait of the dedicatee Cardinal Spada at head of dedication, 2 folding engraved plates, 43 full-page engravings (total: 45 plates), numerous other engraved and woodcut illustrations in text, double page printed table, some leaves slightly browned. Very good copy, COMPLETE. Completes copies are very scarce; only one copy was sold in the last 30 years. Original rigid vellum with inked title on spine. [Houzeau & Lancaster 11466; Sotheran I 2779; Poggendorff II, p.15]. Very detailed account of sundials which includes many optical topics. In Latin. Hardcover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Chaco 4ever Books [CABA, BS AS, Argentina]
2018-05-02 02:03:48
BAROZZI, Giacomo da Vignola.
In Bassano, per li Remondini, s.d. (ca. 1648). In folio (cm. 40x28,5), front. inciso col ritr. del Vignola, una tavola dei cinque ordini, tavv. 30 (numerate da IV a XXXII) incise in rame (verso di tutte le tavole bianche) e 11 tavv. non numerate raffig. porte, altari e camini, mediocre leg. m. perg. (assai difettata: dorso guasto, piatti deformati e sciupati). Tracce d' uso, estesa gora, macchie. In tutto 43 tavole: il ns. esempl. presenta in aggiunta l' ultima tavola (Nicchia). In tutti gli altri esempl. le ultime 2 tavole raffig. gli altari di Bernini incisi da Gio. Dolivar. Fowler, 290.
Bookseller: Libreria Salimbeni [IT]
2018-05-02 02:03:48
BAROZZI, Giacomo da Vignola.
In Bassano, per li Remondini, s.d. (ca. 1648). In folio (cm. 40x28,5), front. inciso col ritr. del Vignola, una tavola dei cinque ordini, tavv. 30 (numerate da IV a XXXII) incise in rame (verso di tutte le tavole bianche) e 11 tavv. non numerate raffig. porte, altari e camini, mediocre leg. m. perg. (assai difettata: dorso guasto, piatti deformati e sciupati). Tracce d' uso, estesa gora, macchie. In tutto 43 tavole: il ns. esempl. presenta in aggiunta l' ultima tavola (Nicchia). In tutti gli altri esempl. le ultime 2 tavole raffig. gli altari di Bernini incisi da Gio. Dolivar. Fowler, 290.
Bookseller: Libreria Salimbeni [IT]
2018-05-02 02:03:47
BAROZZI, Giacomo da Vignola.
In Bassano, per li Remondini, s.d. (ca. 1648). In folio (cm. 40x28,5), front. inciso col ritr. del Vignola, una tavola dei cinque ordini, tavv. 30 (numerate da IV a XXXII) incise in rame (verso di tutte le tavole bianche) e 11 tavv. non numerate raffig. porte, altari e camini, mediocre leg. m. perg. (assai difettata: dorso guasto, piatti deformati e sciupati). Tracce d' uso, estesa gora, macchie. In tutto 43 tavole: il ns. esempl. presenta in aggiunta l' ultima tavola (Nicchia). In tutti gli altri esempl. le ultime 2 tavole raffig. gli altari di Bernini incisi da Gio. Dolivar. Fowler, 290.
Bookseller: Libreria Salimbeni [IT]
2018-05-01 07:16:31
AA.VV.
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
Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele [IT]
2018-04-20 19:54:14
VAN HELMONT, Joan Baptista
Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1648. FIRST EDITION; SECOND EDITION Separate titles to both works and 3 of the 4 parts of the second work (complete). Woodcut printer's device on titles, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Full page engraved portraits of the author and his son on *4. Printed in double columns. Contemporary full red vellum, with the original tabs marking the various parts; interior excellent. From the library of the Fuerstlich Auerspergsche Fideicommisbibliothek zu Laybach and Garth Huston Jr., with their respective bookplates. First edition of the Ortus medicinae, together with the complementary edition of the Opuscula medica inaudita normally found bound with it. The Ortus medicinae is the masterwork of one of the most original geniuses in the history of science. Van Helmont is celebrated as one of the first to conduct quantitative biological experiments; one of the founders of biochemistry; one of the first to recognize that there are several air-like substances and the originator of the word "gas" (from the Flemish pronunciation of the Greek word "chaos") to describe them; and the author of the modern ontological conception of disease. Van Helmont was, like Paracelsus, an alchemist and a mystic, but above all he believed in experiment and empiricism as the path to true knowledge. "In medicine, he introduced the examination of the specific gravity of urine for diagnostic purposes. He investigated the fluids in the human body and advanced the study of digestion in the stomach, coming close to identifying gastric acid with hydrochloric acid some two hundred years … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg [US]
2018-04-12 16:55:59
Sichem de Jonge, Christoffel van (1581-158)] - Heemskerk, Martinus & Johannes, Stradanus
Amsterdam, Pieter I.P. 1648. Hardcover, 8vo. Book, Marbled boards, black leather spine with gilt lining, illustrated throughout with 686 engravings, 804 pp. Included: De werken der Apostelen Met seer schoone uyt-beeldingen, van twee d'alderbeste Nederlandtsche Schilders, seer konstelijck af-gemaect: Namentlijck/ Martinus Heemskerckius Van Haerlem, die se begonnen heeft; ende Ioannes Stradanus Van Brugge, diese voleyndt heeft. With separate title page. (binding a bit worn, new endpapers in rear, 8 pages with transparant paper restoration or damage in lower margin/corner with some loss of text or picture, else fine copy) Rare emblem book. Near Fine.
Bookseller: Novemberland Rare Books [Oegstgeest, ZH, Netherlands]
2018-04-10 06:33:25
TACITE C. CORNELLIUS & VELLEIUS PATERCULUS C.
" - Apud Balthasarem &Viduam Ioannis Moretti, Antverpiae [Anvers] 1648, In-Folio (26x41cm), (16) 547pp. (33) 36p. ; 84p. (14), relié. - Réimpression stricte de cette édition sortie des presses de Plantin en 1627, avec la même collation. Marque de l'imprimeur au compas en page de titre et au verso du dernier feuillet des oeuvres de Tacite et de Velleius Paterculus. Page de titre en rouge et noir. Nombreux et grands culs-de-lampe. Une page de titre spécifique après les oeuvres de Tacite : Iusti Lipsi Dispunctio notarum Mirandulani codicis ad Corn. Tacitum. Reliure en pleine basane brune marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de caissons à la grotesque. Restauration en tête (une bande de basane brune), aux nerfs et coins. Mors supérieur fendu en tête et queue. Mors inférieur ouvert en queue. Brunissures. Les oeuvres de Tacite comprennent : Annalium, ab excessu augusti, libri XVI (Les annales, jusqu'à Auguste) ; Historiarum, ab excessu Nronis, libri V (Histoire, jusqu'à Néron) ; De moribus Germanorum (La Germanie) ; De vita Iulij Agricola, liber I (La vie d'Agricola) ; Dialogus, de causis corruptae eloquentiae (Les dialogues des orateurs). Les commentaires littéraux de Juste Lipse se distribuent sous le texte, à mi-page (nombreux passages en grec). Juste Lipse décède en 1506 à Louvain où il enseignait, il excelle dans toutes les branches qu'il cultive, la philologie, la philosophie, l'histoire. Il est l'un des derniers représentants de l'humanisme ainsi qu'en témoigne cette édition des oeuvres de tacite et Velleius Paterculus.- Photos sur www.Edition-originale.com - [AUTOMATIC EN … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [France, Paris]
2018-04-10 06:33:23
TACITE C. Cornellius & VELLEIUS PATERCULUS C.
Antverpiae|[Anvers]: Apud Balthasarem &Viduam Ioannis Moretti, 1648. Fine. Apud Balthasarem &Viduam Ioannis Moretti, Antverpiae [Anvers] 1648, In-Folio (26x41cm), (16) 547pp. (33) 36p. ; 84p. (14), relié. - Strict reprinting of this edition of the Plantin presses in 1627, with the same snack. The compass printer's mark on the title page and on the back of the last page. Title page in red and black. Binding full brown marbled vintage brown sheepskin. Back to nerves adorned with boxes to the grotesque. Restoration in mind (a band of brown sheepskin), with nerves and corners. Upper joint split in the head and tail. Lower joint open at the tail. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Réimpression stricte de cette édition sortie des presses de Plantin en 1627, avec la même collation. Marque de l'imprimeur au compas en page de titre et au verso du dernier feuillet des oeuvres de Tacite et de Velleius Paterculus. Page de titre en rouge et noir. Nombreux et grands culs-de-lampe. Une page de titre spécifique après les oeuvres de Tacite : Iusti Lipsi Dispunctio notarum Mirandulani codicis ad Corn. Tacitum. Reliure en pleine basane brune marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de caissons à la grotesque. Restauration en tête (une bande de basane brune), aux nerfs et coins. Mors supérieur fendu en tête et queue. Mors inférieur ouvert en queue. Brunissures. Les oeuvres de Tacite comprennent : Annalium, ab excessu augusti, libri XVI (Les annales, jusqu'à Auguste) ; Historiarum, ab excessu Nronis, libri V (Histoire, jusqu'à Néron) ; De moribus Germanorum (La Germanie) ; De vita Iulij Agricola, liber I … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [France]
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2018-04-10 02:42:08
Wilkins John
London: printed by M[iles]. F[lesher]. for Sa: Gellibrand at the brasen Serpent in Pauls Church-yard., 1648. London: printed by M[iles]. F[lesher]. for Sa: Gellibrand at the brasen Serpent in Pauls Church-yard., 1648. Book measures 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.Collation, [14], 295pp, text illustrations throughout, of which there are 17 more substantial text or near full page illustrations. [ lacking frontis, possible last blank or advertising leaf ]. Bound in full period or early calf. At some time the boards and spine have been repaired. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, title page has been rubbed/worn on top secition, [ erasing the title lettering '' Mathematicall magick ''. ], staining to top left-hand corner of first 100 pages, becoming ligher as it continues. Pages in good condition throughout. A nice copy, in a good solid period binding. . Period Calf. 8vo.
Bookseller: George Jeffery Books [HERTFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom]
2018-04-09 10:44:07
WILKINS (John)
London, printed by M.F. for Sa. Gellibrand, 1648, pet. in 8°, de 7 ff. n.ch. 295pp., texte avec encadrement, très nbr. figures géométriques sur bois in t. et nbr. figures sur cuivre à pl. page, pl. basane brune époque, dos à filets dorés anciennement restauré, annotations anciennes en anglais en marge, qq. taches et rousseurs. ( ex-libris J.W. Mc Donald, et tampon ex-libris Fanch Guillemin, magicien) Edition originale très rare du plus extraordinaire ouvrage de Wilkins, sorte de manifeste rédigé pour la Royal Society et décrivant toutes les réalisations mécaniques possibles aussi bien réelles qu'imaginaires. Dix ans plutôt il avait envisagé la possibilité d'un voyage dans la Lune, ici il aborde les moyens de cette réalisation, plus particulièrement à l'aide d'un chariot volant. Il traite de l'art du vol et décrit aussi un automate volant et différents autres types d'automates, mais aussi des véhicules, sous-marins (dont celui de Cornelis Drebbel), une vis sans fin, des fontaines perpétuelles et mouvements perpétuels, les effets extraordinaires des poulies et des engrenages, du vent, des forces magnétiques, des lampes perpétuelles, des gaz... Il évoque aussi les funambules et danseurs sur cordes. Cela fait de ce livre un des tous premiers traités en anglais de mécanique et physique amusante. Il impressionna fortement le jeune Newton, qui en reproduisit des passages dans son journal de collégien. ¶ "Much of Mathematical Magick discusses the operation of machines for raising water, such as those which Wilkins had in his garden at Wadham. In general, the book embodied the not … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens [France]
2018-04-08 01:03:46
BAROZZI, Giacomo da Vignola.
del Ecc.mo Giacomo Barocio da Vignola. Con un Ragionamento Alli architeti di Ottaviano Ridolfi Intorno alla perfetione di tutti gli cinque ordini di detta Architetura. Con la nuova agiunta di Michiel Angielo BonaRotta Fiorentino. In Bassano, per li Remondini, s.d. (ca. 1648). In folio (cm. 40x28,5), front. inciso col ritr. del Vignola, una tavola dei cinque ordini, tavv. 30 (numerate da IV a XXXII) incise in rame (verso di tutte le tavole bianche) e 11 tavv. non numerate raffig. porte, altari e camini, mediocre leg. m. perg. (assai difettata: dorso guasto, piatti deformati e sciupati). Tracce d' uso, estesa gora, macchie. In tutto 43 tavole: il ns. esempl. presenta in aggiunta l' ultima tavola (Nicchia). In tutti gli altri esempl. le ultime 2 tavole raffig. gli altari di Bernini incisi da Gio. Dolivar. Fowler, 290.
Bookseller: Libreria Salimbeni [Firenze, FI, Italy]
2018-04-03 23:47:36
GODWIN, Francis, Dominique Gonzales.:
Paris, Francois Pilot and I. Guignard,1648. FIRST FRENCH EDITION OF THE MAN IN THE MOONE,1648, first published in English in 1638. 8vo, approximately 150 x 100 mm, 6 x 4 inches, engraved frontipiece of a flying machine, 2 engraved illustrations in the text, pages: [16], 1-176, bound in full speckled calf, gilt lettered label to spine, gilt decoration to spine, central gilt coat of arms to upper cover, triple rules to edges of covers, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Hinges rubbed, small neat repair to top of upper hinge, pale browning and spotting to many pages, otherwise a very good copy. ONE OF THE EARLIEST WORKS DEVOTED TO SPACE TRAVEL. See: Voyages in Space by George Locke, page 12, No. 004. Godwin's utopian fantasy was published posthumously under the pseudonym of Domingo Gonzales, in the same year as John Wilkins's, A Discovery of a New World; 'it was translated into French, and would influence later writers such as Cyrano de Bergerac, John Wilkins, and (probably indirectly) Jonathan Swift' (ODNB). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [GB]
2018-03-31 00:57:29
Only edition of each reading (all 16th century) and the only instance in which several Inns of Court readings were jointly published, the first (by James Dyer) recently termed by Dr. Baker "the distinguished exposition of the Statute of Wills". Modern 1/4 calf, definite browning and foxing, particularly to the title, some leaves chipped (legibility preserved), just usable; the Taussig copy. Printed for W. Lee, M. Walbancke, D. Pakeman, and G. Bedell, London, 1648.
Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc. [U.S.A.]
2018-03-24 09:10:40
Giunta & Baba, Venedig. Venedig, Giunta & Baba, 1648. M. Kupfertit. u. 233 Textholzschn. 11 Bll., 936 S. 23 (statt 24) Bll. Index. Ldr.d.Zt. m. farb. RSchild. (berieben bzw. etwas beschabt, vord. Gelenk schwach, Vors. alt beschriftet, tlw. etwas gebräunt bzw. braunfl.,tlw. schwacher Wasserrand im unteren Drittel, 3 S. m. kl. Einriß; S. 255/56 v. Fachmann hinterlegt bzw. angesetzt ) Nicht bei Darlow-Moule. Zweispaltig gedruckter Text m. Holzschnitten aus einer früheren Edition. - Für das Alter recht gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit den vielen tlw. recht kräftigen Holzschnitten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Seidel & Richter [Fürstenberg an der Havel, Germany]
2018-03-21 12:10:50
Francis Roberts
T.R. and E.M. for George Calvert., London, 1648. Fair to good. Smartly bound in recent half calf and marbled boards. Replacement endpapers. Original title page cut-out and pasted to front fly-leaf, as pictured. Well read. Some damp-staining to leaves, occasional annotations/corrections penned in contemporary hand (just a discreet word here and there). Fold-out chart present. 56pp and 336pp. Size: 16mo. 6 3/4". First printing. One of only 5 copies printed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Ryan O'Horne Books [Hexham, United Kingdom]
2018-03-18 08:09:32
VAN HELMONT, Joan Baptista
Amsterdam: Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1648. FIRST EDITION; SECOND EDITION. Separate titles to both works and 3 of the 4 parts of the second work (complete). Woodcut printer's device on titles, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Full page engraved portraits of the author and his son on *4. Printed in double columns. Contemporary full red vellum, with the original tabs marking the various parts; interior excellent. From the library of the Fuerstlich Auerspergsche Fideicommisbibliothek zu Laybach and Garth Huston Jr., with their respective bookplates. First edition of the Ortus medicinae, together with the complementary edition of the Opuscula medica inaudita normally found bound with it. The Ortus medicinae is the masterwork of one of the most original geniuses in the history of science. Van Helmont is celebrated as one of the first to conduct quantitative biological experiments; one of the founders of biochemistry; one of the first to recognize that there are several air-like substances and the originator of the word "gas" (from the Flemish pronunciation of the Greek word "chaos") to describe them; and the author of the modern ontological conception of disease. Van Helmont was, like Paracelsus, an alchemist and a mystic, but above all he believed in experiment and empiricism as the path to true knowledge. "In medicine, he introduced the examination of the specific gravity of urine for diagnostic purposes. He investigated the fluids in the human body and advanced the study of digestion in the stomach, coming close to identifying gastric acid with hydrochloric acid s … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books, ABAA [Sherman Oaks, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-03-15 09:07:47
NARABAYASHI, Chinzan
A richly illustrated manuscript, important and influential in the history of medicine and surgery in Japan, revealing the introduction of European medical knowledge in Japan, through Ambroise Paré's Chirurgie, Scultetus's Armamentarium Chirurgicum, and Spigelius's Opera. This is a luxury copy (only one similar set survives, at Nagasaki), in oblong folio format, and written and finely illustrated on fine thick mulberry paper. Our manuscript contains 134 exquisitely drawn and richly hand-colored illustrations. Chinzan (or Eikyu) Narabayashi (1648-1711), belonged to a family of professional interpreters in Nagasaki and became proficient in the Dutch language. He had contact with several Dutch physicians on the island of Dejima and their influence inspired the young Japanese to forsake his profession to study medicine. By 1691, the shogunate offered him a position of "official physician." Narabayashi learned Western medicine from the Dutch doctors on Dejima and from them he acquired an edition of Paré's Chirurgie in 1688. That very copy remained in the family until 1891 when it was presented to Tokyo University Library. It was destroyed during the 1923 earthquake and fire. "Geka Soden" is based on the masterworks of Paré, Scultetus, and Spigelius and also took into consideration oral instructions given by Dutch physicians to Narabayashi, along with his own theories derived from his own surgical experiences. The text also reflects Chinese influences including the explanation of in-yo (the positive and negative) and applying prescriptions used in Chinese medicine. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc. [U.S.A.]
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2018-03-11 20:33:20
BAROZZI, Giacomo da Vignola.
In Bassano, per li Remondini, s.d. (ca. 1648). In folio (cm. 40x28,5), front. inciso col ritr. del Vignola, una tavola dei cinque ordini, tavv. 30 (numerate da IV a XXXII) incise in rame (verso di tutte le tavole bianche) e 11 tavv. non numerate raffig. porte, altari e camini, mediocre leg. m. perg. (assai difettata: dorso guasto, piatti deformati e sciupati). Tracce d' uso, estesa gora, macchie. In tutto 43 tavole: il ns. esempl. presenta in aggiunta l' ultima tavola (Nicchia). In tutti gli altri esempl. le ultime 2 tavole raffig. gli altari di Bernini incisi da Gio. Dolivar. Fowler, 290.
Bookseller: Libreria Salimbeni [IT]
2018-03-07 06:12:07
VAN HELMONT, Joan Baptista
Amsterdam: Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1648. FIRST EDITION; SECOND EDITION. Separate titles to both works and 3 of the 4 parts of the second work (complete). Woodcut printer's device on titles, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Full page engraved portraits of the author and his son on *4. Printed in double columns. Contemporary full red vellum, with the original tabs marking the various parts; interior excellent. From the library of the Fuerstlich Auerspergsche Fideicommisbibliothek zu Laybach and Garth Huston Jr., with their respective bookplates. First edition of the Ortus medicinae, together with the complementary edition of the Opuscula medica inaudita normally found bound with it. The Ortus medicinae is the masterwork of one of the most original geniuses in the history of science. Van Helmont is celebrated as one of the first to conduct quantitative biological experiments; one of the founders of biochemistry; one of the first to recognize that there are several air-like substances and the originator of the word "gas" (from the Flemish pronunciation of the Greek word "chaos") to describe them; and the author of the modern ontological conception of disease. Van Helmont was, like Paracelsus, an alchemist and a mystic, but above all he believed in experiment and empiricism as the path to true knowledge. "In medicine, he introduced the examination of the specific gravity of urine for diagnostic purposes. He investigated the fluids in the human body and advanced the study of digestion in the stomach, coming close to identifying gastric acid with hydrochloric acid s … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscripts [US]
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2018-03-05 19:53:00
King Charles I of England; Marshall, William [frontispiece]; Gauden, John [attributed]
London [presumed]: Reprinted in R.M., 1648/1649. Early Issue. Hardcover. Octavo, 268 pages, 1-10, 149-324 pages; VG-; bound in full brown leather, plain spine; marbled endpapers;mild wear and rubbing to boards; lacking frontispiece, a photocopy is bound in; Contains: Eikon Basilike (268 pages), Praiers used by his Majestie in the time of his Sufferings (10 pages), His Majesties Papers/Severall things relating to his Majesties death (149-324 pages) A-R8, S1, S2-7, S1-Z8, Aa-Ee8; page Ee8 slightly tattered; scratch to rear edge of top part of text block; [London] : Reprinted [by William Dugard] in R.M., Anno Dom. 1648 [i.e. 1649]; Place of publication suggested by Wing.; Wickenheiser page 95, 680/81; JG consignment; shelved case 0. Authorship of the Eikon Basilike was originally attributed to Charles I, but according to Madan (pp. 125-33) it was written by John Gauden who probably included some authentic writings of the king.; The text was suppressed by Parliament, so it was illegal for printers to print it and for booksellers to sell it. Most editions therefore give very little information about their production on the title page, where one would usually expect to see the place of printing, the printer's (and occasionally publisher's) name and address. Given the secrecy with which copies of the text had to be produced, establishing the order in which the various editions appeared and by whom they were printed is not an easy task. Consequently the identification of printers with particular anonymous editions has often been achieved by comparing their … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA [Rockville, MD, U.S.A.]
2018-02-28 19:40:27
RIDOLFI, Carlo. ( Rodolphus, Carolus).:
Venezia, Gio. Battista Sgava, 1648. Two Volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITIONS 1648, small 4to, approximately 220 x 155 mm, 8½ x 6¼ inches, engraved pictorial title page in each volume drawn by the author, plus letterpress title with printer's device in Volume I, portrait of the author plus 36 full page engraved portraits of artists, some decorated headpieces and intials, pages: [64], 406; [60], 324. Bound in modern speckled panelled calf, narrow gilt patterned border to covers, blind tooled borders to inner panels, gilt raised bands to spine, richly gilt in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered and decorated morocco labels, marbled edges, new endpapers. Tiny piece missing from 1 lower corner, very small printing error on page 387 Volume I with loss of a few words (see image), 3 small diagonal crease marks to lower corner of engraved title in Volume II (see image), otherwise a very good clean set in an attractive binding. The lives of Venetian artists of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries are described including Andrea Mantegna, Carpaccio, Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione, Paris Bordone, Palma il Giovane, Palma il Vecchio, Lotto, Moretto, Tiziano, Veronese, Tintoretto and the daughter and son of the latter. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [GB]
2018-02-27 16:36:04
SUCKLING (Sir John)
1648. A Collection of all The Incomparable peeces Written By Sir John Svckling And published by a Friend to Perpetuate his memory. Printed by his owne copies. London, Printed for Humphrey Moseley, and are to be Sold at his Shop at the sign of the Princes Armes in S. Pauls [sic] Church-yard. 1648. Post 8vo; half-title not called for; integral engraved frontispiece by W[illiam]. Marshall; separate titles to each of the seven parts; pp.[viii (including frontispiece, unpaged)]+119+[i (blank)]+[vi (unpaged)]+82+64+[iv]+52; A4, [2]A - [2]C8, [-]1, [2]D, [2]E6, [2]F - [2]G8, [2]H4, [3]A - [3]E8, [3]F4, [4]A - [4]D8, [5]A - [5]C8, [5]D4; contemporary sheep ruled blind on sides, ruled and tooled blind on spine. Old restorations to sheep at corners and fore-edges; end-papers renewed with period paper, preserving the original front free end-paper, a large hole in this made good with matching paper; chip from blank corner of [3]B3, and [4]D2, and paper flaws in blank margin of [3]D3; one or two small stains passim, but in general a very nice copy. Second edition, but a page for page reprint of the first edition published two years earlier, except that the portrait is here printed on text-paper so that there is no call for an initial blank. This edition appears, if anything, to be the scarcer of the two. A popular volume that tended to be read to bits, and is in consequence seldom found in nice state. The preserved front end-paper bears the inscription: 'Liber Gualteri Wafordi' in a contemporary hand. Includes 'Poems', 'Letters To divers Eminent Personages Written on Several Occasions' … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Robert Temple Booksellers [United Kingdom]
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2018-02-27 11:22:26
RIDOLFI, Carlo. ( Rodolphus, Carolus).
Venezia Gio. Battista Sgava. Two Volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITIONS 1648, small 4to, approximately 220 x 155 mm, 8½ x 6¼ inches, engraved pictorial title page in each volume drawn by the author, plus letterpress title with printer's device in Volume I, portrait of the author plus 36 full page engraved portraits of artists, some decorated headpieces and intials, pages: [64], 406; [60], 324. Bound in modern speckled panelled calf, narrow gilt patterned border to covers, blind tooled borders to inner panels, gilt raised bands to spine, richly gilt in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered and decorated morocco labels, marbled edges, new endpapers. Tiny piece missing from 1 lower corner, very small printing error on page 387 Volume I with loss of a few words (see image), 3 small diagonal crease marks to lower corner of engraved title in Volume II (see image), otherwise a very good clean set in an attractive binding. The lives of Venetian artists of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries are described including Andrea Mantegna, Carpaccio, Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione, Paris Bordone, Palma il Giovane, Palma il Vecchio, Lotto, Moretto, Tiziano, Veronese, Tintoretto and the daughter and son of the latter. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]
2018-02-26 12:53:13
Grabador: Scattaglia, Pietro, Dibujante:Rizzi, Marco Antonio
Alessandri, Innozencio, Italia. PIETRO SCATTAGLIA (grabado); MARCO ANTONIO RIZZI (1648-1723) (diseño); INNOZENCIO ALESSANDRI (1741-1803) (editor) Raro. Buen estado de conservación. Siglo: XVIII.Aguafuerte y buril. Papel verjurado. Grabador: Scattaglia, Pietro. Dibujante: Rizzi, Marco Antonio. Último cuarto siglo XVIII. Altura papelt: 238. Anchura papel: 332. Altura plancha:180. Anchura plancha: 245
Bookseller: Palau Antiguitats [Barcelona, Spain]
2018-02-26 09:13:53
Stockholm, Henrich Keyser, 1648. (30) + 259 + 62 + 22 + (1) + 112 + 52 + 214 + 41 + (1) + 131 + (9) + 48 s. 4 tittelblad med røskenramme. Samtidig helskinnbind. Et tittelblad fagmessig restaurert. De 6 første sider i forordet med noen små ormhull (berører et par bokstaver). Noen blad litt fuktskjoldet. Siste 2 sider i faksimile, ellers et komplett eksemplar. Sjelden.. .
Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat [NO]
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