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        Les Triomphes de Louis le Juste XIII du nom, roy de France et de Navarre. Contenans les plus grandes actions ou Sa Maieste' s'est trouvée en personne, representées en Figures aenigmatiques, exposées par un Poëme Heroïque de Charles Beys, et accompagnées de vers Francois sous chaque figure, composez par P. de Corneille. Avec les portraits des rois, princes et generaux d'armees qui ont assiste ou servy ce Belliqueux Louis le Juste combattant...

      3 parts in 1 volume (complete). En l'Imprimerie Royale (Antoine Estienne), Paris 1649. Folio. 36 leaves + 87+(1)+142+(2)+engraved plate+110 pages. Engraved initials and vignettes. Woodcut vignettes as endpieces on last-pages. Engraved frontispiece with portrait of Louis XIV, followed by en engraved portrait of Anne of Austria, to whom the entire work is dedicated. 20 allegorical plates showing highlights from the martial history of Louis XIII (as illustrations to a large epic piece, "Louis le juste Combattant", by Charles Beys, each plate with text in French by Pierre Corneille) + 36 engraved full-page portraits, all included in the pagination. Part 3 with separate allegorical frontispiece and with 47 double-page maps and plans of battles or sieges not included in pagination. Elegant contemporary red French morocco binding with richly gilt decorations on spine, 6 raised bands, gilt decorations on boards and all 3 edges gilt. Some waterstaining almost throughout in lower corner, also affecting thye binding. Front outside hinge broken; spine-ends worn. 2 English 18th century bookplates on front pastedown. Brunet V,1033. Somewhat worn but fully intact copy of this magnificent French book, showing the absolute state-of-the-art of engraving as book illustration.** The reign of king Louis XIII (1610-43) was not a peaceful period, neither in Europe nor in France. The French military history thus include campaigns in the 30 Years War, as allie with Sweden and the Protestant side! The material also describes the French campaigns in Flanders as well as for instance the famous siege of the last Huguenot stronghold, the fortified city of La Rochelle in 1628. ***

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        IHS PROVINCIA MEDIOLANENSIS CUM CONFINIJS

      Lombardia 1649 - La tavola è contenuta in un atlante in cui sono rappresentati gli insediamenti dei frati Cappuccini, intitolata: Corographica Descriptio Provinciarum et Conventuum Fratrum Minorum S. Francisci Capucinorum, stampata a Torino nel 1649.Bibliografia: Colombo-Rondanini-GRSD, tav. alle pp. 44-45. mm 215x314

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        Pathomyotomia or a dissection of the significative muscles of the affections of the minde

      London: W.W. for Humphrey Moseley, 1649. FIRST EDITION. Woodcut initials and headpieces. Contemporary calf, rebacked at an early date with the original spine laid down; text block lightly toned, paste-downs strengthened with early annotations. Generally in excellent shape. First edition of this early and rare anonymously-published treatise on the relationship between muscular action and psychology, the first substantial English work on the muscular basis of the expression of emotions. Bulwer very specifically describes the facial expressions for various emotions, including anger and happiness. His intention to name facial muscles after the actual passions they were used to express foreshadowed Duchenne de Boulogne's Mecanisme de la physiognomie humaine (1862) by over two hundred years. Much of Bulwer's initial descriptions were confirmed in Darwin's Expression of emotions of man and animals (1872). Bulwer (1606-1656) is noted for having been the first in England to develop a method of communicating with the deaf and dumb.

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        Eikon Basilike - The Pourtraicture of His Sacred Majestie in His Solitudes and Sufferings - Together with his Private Prayers used in the time of his restraint and delivered to Dr. Juxon, Bishop of London, immediately before his death.

      Original Edition (NOT a Reprint). Octavo. (10, including Royal Arms Woodcut and Charles I. portrait bound in just before A3), Folded Emblemata leaf with latin and english explanations, 263 pages with an additional portrait bound in just before page 259. Hardcover / Original, early 19th century or late 18th century full calf with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. The binding was professionally restored with new pastedowns and endpapers. (Extremely professional). Excellent condition. The Eikon Basilike (The "Royal Portrait"), The Pourtrature of His Sacred Majestie in His Solitudes and Sufferings, is a purported spiritual autobiography attributed to King Charles I of England. It was published on 9 February 1649, ten days after the King was beheaded by Parliament in the aftermath of the English Civil War in 1649. Written in a simple, moving, and straightforward style in the form of a diary, the book combines irenic prayers urging the forgiveness of Charles's executioners with a justification of royalism and the King's political and military programme that led to the Civil War. It is by no means certain that Charles wrote the book. After the Restoration, John Gauden, bishop of Worcester, claimed to have written it. Scholars continue to disagree about the merits of this claim, though assuming that if Gauden wrote it, he had access to Charles's papers when he did so. Jeremy Taylor is also said to have had a hand in its revision, and to be the source of its title an earlier draft bore the name Suspiria Regalia, the "Royal Sighs." The frontispiece was engraved by William Marshall. In the first edition, the frontispiece was accompanied by Latin and English verses that explain it. The Eikon Basilike and its portrait of Charles's execution as a martyrdom were so successful that, at the Restoration, a special commemoration of the King on 30 January was added to the Book of Common Prayer, directing that the day be observed as an occasion for fasting and repentance. On 19 May 1660, the Convocation of Canterbury and York canonised King Charles at the urging of Charles II, and added his name to the prayer book. Charles I is the only saint formally canonised by the Church of England. The commemoration was removed from the prayer book by Queen Victoria in 1859. Several Anglican churches and chapels are dedicated to "King Charles the Martyr." The Society of King Charles the Martyr was established in 1894 to work for the restoration of the King's name to the Calendar and to encourage the veneration of the Royal Martyr. (Wikipedia)Some later editions of the Eikon Basilike contained a sworn statement by William Levett, Esq., longtime courtier and groom of the bedchamber to the King, that Levett had witnessed Charles writing the text during the time that Levett accompanied him in his imprisonment on the Isle of Wight. A witness to the King's execution, Levett later helped transport the King's body back to Windsor Castle for burial. Whoever wrote the Eikon Basilike, its author was an effective prose stylist, one who had partaken deeply of the solemn yet simple eloquence of Anglican piety as expressed in Cranmer's Book of Common Prayer. The end result is an image of a steadfast monarch who, while admitting his weaknesses, declares the truth of his religious principles and the purity of his political motives, while trusting in God despite adversity. Charles's chief weakness, it says, was in yielding to Parliament's demands for the head of the Earl of Strafford for this sin, Charles paid with his throne and his life. Its portrait of Charles as a martyr invited comparison of the King to Jesus. The pathos of this dramatic presentation made it a master stroke of Royalist propaganda. The book was quite popular despite official disapproval during the Protectorate and the Restoration it went into 36 editions in 1649 alone. In 1657 it even appeared in musical form, with a verse rendering by Thomas Stanley (author) and music by John Wilson (composer). The musical setting blended the austere style of the metrical psalter, favoured by the Puritans, with fashionable (and Catholic) instrumental accompaniment provided by an organ, theorbo, or another such continuo instrument. Because of the favourable impression the book made of the King, Parliament commissioned John Milton to write a riposte to it, which he published under the title Eikonoklastes ("The Icon-Breaker") in 1649. Milton's response sought to portray the image of Charles, and the absolute monarchy he aspired to, as idols, claiming a reverence due only to God, and therefore justly overthrown to preserve the law of God. This theological counterattack failed to dislodge the sentimental narrative of the Eikon itself from public esteem.

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        Pathomyotomia or a dissection of the significative muscles of the affections of the minde

      W.W. for Humphrey Moseley, London 1649 - Woodcut initials and headpieces. Contemporary calf, rebacked at an early date with the original spine laid down; text block lightly toned, paste-downs strengthened with early annotations. Generally in excellent shape. First edition of this early and rare anonymously-published treatise on the relationship between muscular action and psychology, the first substantial English work on the muscular basis of the expression of emotions. Bulwer very specifically describes the facial expressions for various emotions, including anger and happiness. His intention to name facial muscles after the actual passions they were used to express foreshadowed Duchenne de Boulogne's Mecanisme de la physiognomie humaine (1862) by over two hundred years. Much of Bulwer's initial descriptions were confirmed in Darwin's Expression of emotions of man and animals (1872).Bulwer (1606-1656) is noted for having been the first in England to develop a method of communicating with the deaf and dumb. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Arithmétique au miroir par laquelle on peut (en quatre vacations de demye heure chacune) pratiquer les plus belles règles d'icelle,. Mise en lumière par Allexandre Jean, arithméticien

      S.l., 1649, in 12, de 15pp. typographiques, 54pp. gavées avec jolis ornements d'encadrement et 17 pp. gavées sous forme de tableaux, cart. papier marbré début XXe, titre et deux derniers ff. restaurés en marge, qq. mouillures. Rare manuel didactique de calculs mathématiques en 3 parties dont deux sont gravées. C'est la 3e édition, la première étant de 1636 en une seule partie. Le faux-titre gravé porte d'ailleurs la date de 1636. La seconde partie semble avoir été ajoutée en 1637. Alexandre Jean est un maître écrivain et maître d'arithmétique français, né vers 1580, il a été reçu en 1609 dans la Communauté des maîtres écrivains jurés. il a rendu générale la pratique de la plume à traits, qui sert à exécuter des ornements aux traits épaissis en calligraphie. C'est l'exemple de ces maîtres écrivains aussi actifs dans l'enseignement et la comptabilité, et il a publié plusieurs méthodes d'arithmétique. Il est mort en 1670 à Paris. ¶ Sotheran suppl. II. 1730 (édit. de 1636) - Lie Tomas-Scheler mathématiques (1987) n°104 "rare et charmant ouvrage..." - cat. CCFR seulement 2ex. de cette édition (Toulouse et BNF).

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        Brixen.

      Frankfurt am Main, 1649. Acquaforte di dimensioni 19x30,5 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. Veduta della cittadina di Bressanone, Brixen in lingua tedesca. Preciso nelle indicazioni dei luoghi, di cui abbiamo i rimandi nel cartiglio posto all'angolo inferiore sinistro, Merian ci mostra la cittadina nel suo svilupparsi sulle rive dell'Isarco nel punto in cui vi confluisce il Rienza. Fra i luoghi degni di nota ricordiamo il Castello Vescovile, residenza urbana dei principi vescovi, visibile sulla sinistra, e il duomo con la piazza centrale, al centro della stampa. La parte superiore ospita tre stemmi: a sinistra l'agnello (Bressanone), al centro lo stemma del principe vescovo, a destra l'aquila (l'impero). Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Il Trentino-Alto Adige: immagini dal passato" di Brunamaria Dal Lago Veneri e Arnaldo Loner , scheda n. 8.

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        Pathomyotomia Or a Dissection Of the significative Muscles of the Affections of the Minde. Being an Essay to a new Method of observing the most Important movings of the Muscles of the Head, as they are the neerest and Immediate Organs of the Voluntarie or Impetuous motions of the Mind. With the Proposall of a new Nomenclature of the Muscles.

      Printed by W. W. for Humphrey Moseley and are to be sold at his Shop at the Princes Armes in St. Pauls Church-yard. London First edition. 12mo 1649 - pp. (xxxvi), 240. Later sheepskin, a couple of wear patches to the edges of the spine, one also to the fore-edge of the rear board, a tiny dent to the fore-edge margin of a few text leaves, overall a very nice copy, with the book label of JOHN FARQUHAR FULTON [with a 'withdrawn' stamp], inscription on the front free end-paper - 'To the President of the British Neurological Society Macdonald Critchley from the President of the American Neurological Associat. Hans H. Reese . February 21st. 1953'. *This is the least common of Bulwer's several publications, mostly concerned with the teaching of the deaf-mute. SEE ROBERT RUBEN Hear, Hear ! Six Centuries of Otology, 2002, #80 - referring to Philocophus: or the deafe and dumbe mans friend. London: Humphrey Mosely, 1648. SEE - ESTC R8806 - WING B5468 - NORMAN #371 [Norman sale 1998, part II, #340]. SEE also - STEVENSON & GUTHRIE A History of Oto-Laryngology, page 74 - 'The first in Britain to devote his attention to the subject [education of the deaf] was John Bulwer. Of his life little is known, but his memory survives in a number of quaint works, now rare and highly prized by collectors.'. SEE also - NEIL WEIR Otolaryngology an Illustrated History, pages 90, 98 - 'The Spanish Method did not emphasize the full advantages of speechreading and it is to the credit of John Bulwer (1614-1684), the English physician and linguist, that speechreading was recognized as an important prerequisite for a successful oral education.' Most historian and commentators have concentrated upon Bulwer's pioneering work in the education of the deaf-mutes; the above work, scarcer than his works on signing though clearly interconnected, has been largely overlooked. Even PAUL EKMAN in his analytical reprint of Darwin's Expression of the Emotions of Man and Animals, discusses Duchenne's earlier monograph extensively but makes no mention of Bulwer. In his time, Darwin was the only investigator to consider the question - WHY do expressions occur in a particular form ? His proposition that the nervous system had a direct action on emotions was indeed vague and he admitted it, but it was an unexplored topic. Bulwer however discusses just this - 'Yet we allow not the Heart to be the chiefe original and seat of the Affections, which are (indeed) originally from the Head; for although in asmuch as they concern the Body, their chief seat is in the Heart, because that is chiefly alterd by them, yet forasmuch as they affect the mind also, it is onely in the Brain, because the mind can immediately suffer from this onely. And hence it follows that the Head and Face doe so manifestly by signes (exhibited by the operation of certaine Muscles) expresse the affections of the mind.' Darwin's objective in his study of the emotions was to show that both animals and humans shared structures whose operation manifested a common base and that humans were not a divinely created species. Bulwer was concerned with demonstrating that the actions of the facial muscles were a form of communication. A curious aside - Darwin was distantly related to Sir Edward Bulwer through Erasmus Earle. It would be rather nice to show that he had a familial connection with John Bulwer ! More work is needed .

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        Sacrae Historiae Acta a Raphaele Urbin in Vaticanis Xystis Ad Picturae Miraculum Expressa Nicolaus Chapron Gallus a Se Delineata et Incisa D.D.D.

      In Aede D. Augustini, Romæ 1649 - In-folio à l'italienne (42 x 29 cm) de 1 frontispice, 1 titre gravé et 49 planches numérotées, reliure de satin vert brodée cousue de fils d'or, bandeaux d'encadrement sur les plats, large motif de losange et 2 coins brodés en relief sur le premier plat, cordelet torsadé sur le dos. Retirage du dix-neuvième de cette suite de gravures de Nicolas Chapron d'après les tapisseries de Raphaël connues sous le nom d'Arazzi conservées au Vatican. Cette suite d'après Raphaël est son fleuron : dans la planche qui sert de frontispice, l'artiste s'est représenté assis près d'un piédestal sur lequel est placé le buste de Raphaël que couronne la Renommée. Parmi les quatre états de ces planches que distingue Brunet, celui-ci porte l'adresse Petrus Mariette excudit au bas de l'écriteau de la dédicace. Les planches 16, 29, 34 manquent ; mouillure marginale et rousseurs sur l'ensemble des planches. Brunet, IV, 1108. Exceptionnelle reliure brodée, cousue de fils d'or. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        La Veronica

      1649 - Bulino, 1649, datato e firmato in basso C MELLAN G P ET F. IN AEDIBUS REG. 1649 Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, rifilata al rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. L’ opera, la più celebre e straordinaria di Claude Mellan, rappresenta la più venerabile reliquia custodia in San Pietro, un miracoloso tessuto di lino utilizzato da santa Veronica per asciugare il volto santo del Signore sulla strada del Calvario. L’immagine di Mellan, e la sua particolarità, è realizzata da una sola linea continua a spirale che, iniziando dal naso, tramite sottili variazioni di spessore e direzione, crea il volto di Cristo, il tessuto, l’iscrizione, la firma e la data. Uno degli effetti più sorprendenti dell’opera è che l’immagine è intessuta nella materia, che è sia la carta che il lino: tessuto e piastra coincidono. Il panno si arriccia all’estremità inferiore, mentre la firma e il motto fanno parte del supporto. Inoltre, le spirali descritte sono parallele e quindi infinitamente estensibili in ogni direzione. Le iscrizioni, come ha scritto Irvin Lavin. costituiscono "una sublime ambiguità che si adatta perfettamente ai misteriosi effetti polivalenti dell’immagine": FORMATUR UNICUS UNA letteralmente: Uno o l’Unico è formato da una. Unicus potrebbe riferirsi a Cristo in quanto unigenito, generato dall’Una Virgo, la Vergine Maria; oppure unicus si riferisce all’oggetto dell’Immagine, il Volto Santo, unico perché acheropita, cioè non prodotto da mano umana, ma dall’Una manus di Dio Padre che fece la vera icona sul lino della Veronica. Una potrebbe anche riferirsi alla mano dell’artista che ha formato l’immagine da una linea continua. NON ALTER: nessun altro altra anfibologia: non alter, ancora a ribadire l’unicità di Cristo, ma anche non alter a rivendicare che nessun altro, ma solo la mano di Mellan, ha riprodotto la sacra reliquia. Oggi, la lastra di rame originale per questa stampa di Mellan è nella collezione della Bibliothèque royale di Bruxelles. Engraving, 1649, dated and signed at the bottom C MELLAN G P ET F. IN AEDIBUS REG. 1649 Good impression, printend on contemporary laid paper, trimmed to the platemark, in very good condition. It is an exceptional and unique work of art for it is engraved from a unique spiral line. Mellan's virtuosity was extraordinary, and can be appreciated in his famous Holy Face (1649; Paris, Biblio- theque Nationale), which was engraved with a continuous line that The print represents the Mellan’s most famous. It reproduces the Sudarium Veronica. The Sudarium is the cloth with which, according to Christian legend, St Veronica wiped the face of Christ as He was carrying the Cross on the way to Calvary, the place of His crucifixion, and on which His features were miraculously impressed. The subject became a popular devotional image in Christian art. This image of Christ’s true likeness – a portrait which, most remarkably, had not been created by human hands – became the object of a widespread cult, with pilgrims flocking to Rome to venerate it. It also gave rise to a proliferation of copies, which in turn inspired countless works of art. The face of Christ is conjured from a continuous spiralling line that starts at the tip of the nose and is thickened in places to delineate the features and create tone. It is a demonstration of the artist’s unerring skill in guiding the burin. Starting with the tip of his burin in the centre of the plate, Mellan pushed the tool forward while simultaneously rotating the copper plate with his free hand in an anti- clockwise direction to create a near perfect spiral. In a single line and starting from the tip of Jesus' nose, Mellan has engraved the entire face, the folded veil, and the lettering below. The modulations in direction, from thick to thin, model the image in chiaroscuro (light and dark). Thus the shapes and volume of the engraving are achieved. The inscriptions have a sublime ambiguity that perfectly matches the uncanny effects of the image. On one leve [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        De tyrannide papæ in reges & principes christianos, diascepsis.

      Cui, in fine addita est, Laurentii Vallæ declamatio. Franeker, impensis Johannis Arceri, typis I. Alberti, 1649. 12:o. Extra grav. titelblad,(22),664,(36) s. Samtida lätt fläckat pergamentband med senare handskriven ryggtitel. Båda titelbladen med bortklippta namnteckningar och små lagningar efter detta. Enstaka fläckar. Fuktränder på s. 325-36 och 639-50. Registret i slutet något fuktbuckligt och med större fuktrand. Många samtida understrykningar i bläck. Samtida anteckning på latin på frampärmens insida. Med Tranemålaexlibriset från Göteborgs stadsbibliotek på bakre pärmens insida, Per Hiertas och Thore Virgins namnteckningar, den senare daterad den 16 november 1932, samt Virgins stpl Biblioteca Qvarnforsiana och guldpressade pärmexlibris samt anteckning om författaren. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi 1600-talet 47. Med tryckt dedikation till drottning Kristina och hyllningsverser av P. Moll och Dominicus Acronius samt Lorenzo Vallas "De falso creditæ & ementiæ Constantini donatione, declamatio", vilken upptar s. 565-664. Laurentius Gunnari Banck (ca 1617-82) från Norrköping lämnade Sverige efter studier vid Uppsala universitet för en studieresa med tre bröder Sparre och blev efter resor i Spanien, Frankrike och Italien professor i juridik i Franeker i Holland. Banck gjorde sig känd för hätska angrepp på katolicismen, vilket här kan utläsas redan av titeln. Thore Virgin ropade in boken på Hiertas stora auktion 1932 för 4 kr.

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        Provincia Insvlae Sardiniae

      Torino 1649 - Carta geografica tratta dalla "Chorographica Descriptio Provinciarum et Conventum.", atlante dell'ordine dei frati cappucini. L'atlante delle province cappuccine era stato iniziato in forma manoscritta dal ministro generale dell'ordine, padre Silvestro da Panicale nel 1632 e doveva servire da sussidio geografico per le visite generali. Alla sua morte il successore Padre Giovanni di Montecaliero, al quale spesso viene erroneamente attribuita la paternità delle carte, incaricò padre Massimino da Guechen di proseguire l'opera. Gli incisori delle lastre furono appunto Massimino da Guechen, Bernardino Burdigalensis e Ludovico Monteregali. La prima edizione fu stampata a Roma nel 1643, la seconda a Torino nel 1649 e quindi nel 1654 ed infine un'altra uscì nel 1712. Per convenzione attribuiamo le mappe al Montecalerio. L'opera mostrava visivamente la diffusione dell'ordine, infatti le diverse carte dell'atlante, che rappresentano nazioni e province, offrono per ognuna di esse la statistica completa dei conventi. Incisione in rame, lievissima gora d'acqua, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensioni 315 225mm [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Merlini Anglici Ephemeris, or Generall and Monthly Predictions upon severall Eclipses and Celestial Configurations for the Yeare1649. By William Lilly Student in Astrology. [together with an incomplete version of an original second edition of William Lilly's "Christian Astrology" - 1659 Edition]

      London: Printed for F.Partridgeand H. Blunden. Original Edition (NOT a Reprint).. Overall very good. Extremely Rare !. Original Edition (NOT a Reprint). London, Printed for F.Partridgeand H. Blunden, 1649. Duodecimo. 96 unnumbered pages including portrait - titlepage. Hardcover / 18th century full calf with rebacked 20th century spine. Overall very good. Extremely Rare ! William Lilly (11 May [O.S. 1 May] 1602 – 9 June 1681) has been described as "the most abused as well as the most celebrated astrologer of the seventeenth century". Born the son of a yeoman farmer in Leicestershire, Lilly travelled to London as a youth to take up a servant's position. Seven years later he secured his fortune by marrying his former master's widow, allowing him the leisure to study astrology. In 1644, during the English Civil War, he published the first of many popular astrological texts,and in 1647 he published Christian Astrology, a huge compendium of astrological technique. This was the first of its kind to be printed in the English language rather than Latin, and is said to have tutored "a nation in crisis in the language of the stars". By 1659, Lilly's fame was widely acknowledged and his annual almanac was achieving sales of around 30,000 copies a year. Lilly's autobiography, published towards the end of his life in 1681, at the request of his patron Elias Ashmole, gives candid accounts of the political events of his era, and biographical details of contemporaries that are unavailable elsewhere. It was described, in the late 18th century, as "one of the most entertaining narratives in our language", in particular for the historical portrayal it leaves of men like John Dee, Simon Forman, John Booker, Edward Kelley, including a whimsical first meeting of John Napier and Henry Briggs, respective co-inventors of the logarithm and Briggsian logarithms, and for its curious tales about the effects of crystals and the appearance of Queen Mab. In it, Lilly describes the friendly support of Oliver Cromwell during a period in which he faced prosecution for issuing political astrological predictions. He also writes about the 1666 Great Fire of London, and how he was brought before the committee investigating the cause of the fire, being suspected of involvement because of his publication of images, 15 years earlier, which depicted a city in flames surrounded by coffins. Lilly was a controversial character who was both aided and abetted by powerful friends and enemies. He attracted the attention of many members of Parliament, through the support of Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, (to whom he dedicated his Christian Astrology), but also accused Members of Parliament of engineering charges against him in 1651. To his supporters he was an "English Merlin"; to his detractors he was a "juggling wizard and imposter". He is described as having been a genius at something "that modern mainstream opinion has since decided cannot be done at all", and having developed his stature as the most important astrologer in England through his social and political involvement, as well as his impact on the astrological tradition. (William Lilly)

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        Eikon Basilike - The Pourtraicture of His Sacred Majestie in His Solitudes and Sufferings - Together with his Private Prayers used in the time of his restraint and delivered to Dr. Juxon, Bishop of London, immediately before his death.

      [London]. Original Edition (NOT a Reprint).. Very good condition. . Original Edition (NOT a Reprint). [London], 1649. Octavo. (10, including Royal Arms Woodcut and Charles I. portrait bound in just before A3), Folded Emblemata leaf with latin and english explanations, 263 pages with an additional portrait bound in just before page 259. Hardcover / Original, early 19th century or late 18th century full calf with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. The binding was professionally restored with new pastedowns and endpapers. (Extremely professional). Very good condition. The Eikon Basilike (The "Royal Portrait"), The Pourtrature of His Sacred Majestie in His Solitudes and Sufferings, is a purported spiritual autobiography attributed to King Charles I of England. It was published on 9 February 1649, ten days after the King was beheaded by Parliament in the aftermath of the English Civil War in 1649. Written in a simple, moving, and straightforward style in the form of a diary, the book combines irenic prayers urging the forgiveness of Charles's executioners with a justification of royalism and the King's political and military programme that led to the Civil War. It is by no means certain that Charles wrote the book. After the Restoration, John Gauden, bishop of Worcester, claimed to have written it. Scholars continue to disagree about the merits of this claim, though assuming that if Gauden wrote it, he had access to Charles's papers when he did so. Jeremy Taylor is also said to have had a hand in its revision, and to be the source of its title; an earlier draft bore the name Suspiria Regalia, the "Royal Sighs." The frontispiece was engraved by William Marshall. In the first edition, the frontispiece was accompanied by Latin and English verses that explain it. The Eikon Basilike and its portrait of Charles's execution as a martyrdom were so successful that, at the Restoration, a special commemoration of the King on 30 January was added to the Book of Common Prayer, directing that the day be observed as an occasion for fasting and repentance. On 19 May 1660, the Convocation of Canterbury and York canonised King Charles at the urging of Charles II, and added his name to the prayer book. Charles I is the only saint formally canonised by the Church of England. The commemoration was removed from the prayer book by Queen Victoria in 1859. Several Anglican churches and chapels are dedicated to "King Charles the Martyr." The Society of King Charles the Martyr was established in 1894 to work for the restoration of the King's name to the Calendar and to encourage the veneration of the Royal Martyr. (Wikipedia) Some later editions of the Eikon Basilike contained a sworn statement by William Levett, Esq., longtime courtier and groom of the bedchamber to the King, that Levett had witnessed Charles writing the text during the time that Levett accompanied him in his imprisonment on the Isle of Wight. A witness to the King's execution, Levett later helped transport the King's body back to Windsor Castle for burial. Whoever wrote the Eikon Basilike, its author was an effective prose stylist, one who had partaken deeply of the solemn yet simple eloquence of Anglican piety as expressed in Cranmer's Book of Common Prayer. The end result is an image of a steadfast monarch who, while admitting his weaknesses, declares the truth of his religious principles and the purity of his political motives, while trusting in God despite adversity. Charles's chief weakness, it says, was in yielding to Parliament's demands for the head of the Earl of Strafford; for this sin, Charles paid with his throne and his life. Its portrait of Charles as a martyr invited comparison of the King to Jesus. The pathos of this dramatic presentation made it a master stroke of Royalist propaganda. The book was quite popular despite official disapproval during the Protectorate and the Restoration; it went into 36 editions in 1649 alone. In 1657 it even appeared in musical form, with a verse rendering by Thomas Stanley (author) and music by John Wilson (composer). The musical setting blended the austere style of the metrical psalter, favoured by the Puritans, with fashionable (and Catholic) instrumental accompaniment provided by an organ, theorbo, or another such continuo instrument. Because of the favourable impression the book made of the King, Parliament commissioned John Milton to write a riposte to it, which he published under the title Eikonoklastes ("The Icon-Breaker") in 1649. Milton's response sought to portray the image of Charles, and the absolute monarchy he aspired to, as idols, claiming a reverence due only to God, and therefore justly overthrown to preserve the law of God. This theological counterattack failed to dislodge the sentimental narrative of the Eikon itself from public esteem.

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        Merlini Anglici Ephemeris, or Generall and Monthly Predictions upon severall Eclipses and Celestial Configurations for the Yeare1649. By William Lilly Student in Astrology. [together with an incomplete version of an original second edition of William Lilly's "Christian Astrology" - 1659 Edition]

      London, Printed for F.Partridgeand H. Blunden, 1649. - Original Edition (NOT a Reprint). Duodecimo. 96 unnumbered pages including portrait - titlepage. Hardcover / 18th century full calf with rebacked 20th century spine. Overall very good. Extremely Rare ! William Lilly (11 May [O.S. 1 May] 1602 – 9 June 1681) has been described as "the most abused as well as the most celebrated astrologer of the seventeenth century". Born the son of a yeoman farmer in Leicestershire, Lilly travelled to London as a youth to take up a servant's position. Seven years later he secured his fortune by marrying his former master's widow, allowing him the leisure to study astrology. In 1644, during the English Civil War, he published the first of many popular astrological texts,and in 1647 he published Christian Astrology, a huge compendium of astrological technique. This was the first of its kind to be printed in the English language rather than Latin, and is said to have tutored "a nation in crisis in the language of the stars". By 1659, Lilly's fame was widely acknowledged and his annual almanac was achieving sales of around 30,000 copies a year. Lilly's autobiography, published towards the end of his life in 1681, at the request of his patron Elias Ashmole, gives candid accounts of the political events of his era, and biographical details of contemporaries that are unavailable elsewhere. It was described, in the late 18th century, as "one of the most entertaining narratives in our language", in particular for the historical portrayal it leaves of men like John Dee, Simon Forman, John Booker, Edward Kelley, including a whimsical first meeting of John Napier and Henry Briggs, respective co-inventors of the logarithm and Briggsian logarithms, and for its curious tales about the effects of crystals and the appearance of Queen Mab. In it, Lilly describes the friendly support of Oliver Cromwell during a period in which he faced prosecution for issuing political astrological predictions. He also writes about the 1666 Great Fire of London, and how he was brought before the committee investigating the cause of the fire, being suspected of involvement because of his publication of images, 15 years earlier, which depicted a city in flames surrounded by coffins. Lilly was a controversial character who was both aided and abetted by powerful friends and enemies. He attracted the attention of many members of Parliament, through the support of Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, (to whom he dedicated his Christian Astrology), but also accused Members of Parliament of engineering charges against him in 1651. To his supporters he was an "English Merlin"; to his detractors he was a "juggling wizard and imposter". He is described as having been a genius at something "that modern mainstream opinion has since decided cannot be done at all", and having developed his stature as the most important astrologer in England through his social and political involvement, as well as his impact on the astrological tradition. (William Lilly)

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        Eikon Basilike - The Pourtraicture of His Sacred Majestie in His Solitudes and Sufferings - Together with his Private Prayers used in the time of his restraint and delivered to Dr. Juxon, Bishop of London, immediately before his death.

      Original Edition (NOT a Reprint). Octavo. (10, including Royal Arms Woodcut and Charles I. portrait bound in just before A3), Folded Emblemata leaf with latin and english explanations, 263 pages with an additional portrait bound in just before page 259. Hardcover / Original, early 19th century or late 18th century full calf with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. The binding was professionally restored with new pastedowns and endpapers. (Extremely professional). Very good condition. The Eikon Basilike (The "Royal Portrait"), The Pourtrature of His Sacred Majestie in His Solitudes and Sufferings, is a purported spiritual autobiography attributed to King Charles I of England. It was published on 9 February 1649, ten days after the King was beheaded by Parliament in the aftermath of the English Civil War in 1649. Written in a simple, moving, and straightforward style in the form of a diary, the book combines irenic prayers urging the forgiveness of Charles's executioners with a justification of royalism and the King's political and military programme that led to the Civil War. It is by no means certain that Charles wrote the book. After the Restoration, John Gauden, bishop of Worcester, claimed to have written it. Scholars continue to disagree about the merits of this claim, though assuming that if Gauden wrote it, he had access to Charles's papers when he did so. Jeremy Taylor is also said to have had a hand in its revision, and to be the source of its title an earlier draft bore the name Suspiria Regalia, the "Royal Sighs." The frontispiece was engraved by William Marshall. In the first edition, the frontispiece was accompanied by Latin and English verses that explain it. The Eikon Basilike and its portrait of Charles's execution as a martyrdom were so successful that, at the Restoration, a special commemoration of the King on 30 January was added to the Book of Common Prayer, directing that the day be observed as an occasion for fasting and repentance. On 19 May 1660, the Convocation of Canterbury and York canonised King Charles at the urging of Charles II, and added his name to the prayer book. Charles I is the only saint formally canonised by the Church of England. The commemoration was removed from the prayer book by Queen Victoria in 1859. Several Anglican churches and chapels are dedicated to "King Charles the Martyr." The Society of King Charles the Martyr was established in 1894 to work for the restoration of the King's name to the Calendar and to encourage the veneration of the Royal Martyr. (Wikipedia)Some later editions of the Eikon Basilike contained a sworn statement by William Levett, Esq., longtime courtier and groom of the bedchamber to the King, that Levett had witnessed Charles writing the text during the time that Levett accompanied him in his imprisonment on the Isle of Wight. A witness to the King's execution, Levett later helped transport the King's body back to Windsor Castle for burial. Whoever wrote the Eikon Basilike, its author was an effective prose stylist, one who had partaken deeply of the solemn yet simple eloquence of Anglican piety as expressed in Cranmer's Book of Common Prayer. The end result is an image of a steadfast monarch who, while admitting his weaknesses, declares the truth of his religious principles and the purity of his political motives, while trusting in God despite adversity. Charles's chief weakness, it says, was in yielding to Parliament's demands for the head of the Earl of Strafford for this sin, Charles paid with his throne and his life. Its portrait of Charles as a martyr invited comparison of the King to Jesus. The pathos of this dramatic presentation made it a master stroke of Royalist propaganda. The book was quite popular despite official disapproval during the Protectorate and the Restoration it went into 36 editions in 1649 alone. In 1657 it even appeared in musical form, with a verse rendering by Thomas Stanley (author) and music by John Wilson (composer). The musical setting blended the austere style of the metrical psalter, favoured by the Puritans, with fashionable (and Catholic) instrumental accompaniment provided by an organ, theorbo, or another such continuo instrument. Because of the favourable impression the book made of the King, Parliament commissioned John Milton to write a riposte to it, which he published under the title Eikonoklastes ("The Icon-Breaker") in 1649. Milton's response sought to portray the image of Charles, and the absolute monarchy he aspired to, as idols, claiming a reverence due only to God, and therefore justly overthrown to preserve the law of God. This theological counterattack failed to dislodge the sentimental narrative of the Eikon itself from public esteem.

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        Goesa

      Amsterdam. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 14.75" x 19.5" Beautifully colored town plan of Goes in western Holland, shown in an unusual panoramic birds-eye view, circa 1649. Features the fortress and the surrounding pastoral landscape, with ships in the waters. Includes two coats of arms, both of which are hand burnished with beautiful gold leaf. Latin text on verso. Published around the time of the Spanish acknowledgment of the Dutch Republic in "Novum Ac Magnum Theatrum Urbium Belgicae Liberae Ac Foederataee" ("Town books of the Netherlands"). Many of the town plans included in this publication emphasized their strategic importance in response to the Spanish occupation. One of the most famous mapmakers of his time, Willem Blaeu (1571-1638) and his family worked out of Amsterdam. This series was published by his son Johannes (c. 1599-1673), who took over the business upon his father's death. Minor chipping along edges.

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        Jan Luyken.

      Ecce Homo [zie de mens, Johannes 19:5]. Pontius Pilatus toont Christus aan het volk in Jeruzalem. Gewassen tekening met pen en bruine inkt en houtskool door Jan Luyken (Amsterdam 1649-1712): De tekening is een ontwerp voor een van de door Jan en zijn zoon Caspar Luyken ge?llustreerde Bijbels. Afmeting ca. 16,1 x 27,6 cm.Pontius Pilatus toont Christus aan het volk in Jerusalem. De tekening is een ontwerp voor een gravure in Luykens platenbijbel, die in Amsterdam in verschillende edities is uitgebracht. Luyken nam daarvoor de ge?llustreerde bijbels van Albrecht D?rer en Lucas van Leyden als voorbeeld.J. Immerzeel schreef in 1842 dat Jan Luyken ?in teeken- en etskunst eene hoogte van vermaardheid bereikt, die alleen het doel wordt van genie?n.? In vele voorstellingen ?duidt de rijkheid van zijn ordonnanties het geoefend oog genoegzaam aan, dat hij alle onderwerpen met al die oplettendheid en zorg bewerkt heeft, als zijne vlugge en geestige manier van werken toeliet. Hoe vindingrijk, doordacht en oordeelkundig zijn Luyken?s groote Bijbelprenten in de zamenstelling van groote partijen en groeperingen van duizenden figuren, waaronder zelfs de kleinste op verre afstanden een eigen karakter hebben! Wie wist als hij, zooveel aan het wonderbare grenzende verscheidenheid aan zijne beelden te brengen en er met een enkele trek uitdrukking en waarheid aan te geven?? Daarnaast was Luyken ?volleerd in de regelen der perspectief en bouwkunde, en toonde ook in het laatste vak zijne rijke verbeeldingskracht en zijnen uitmuntenden smaak.??In bijna al zijn grootere en kleinere kunstwerken heerscht een verwonderlijk effect en harmonie; zijne figuren zijn doorgaans vast geteekend; doch over het costumm bekommerde hij zich weinig, volgde daarin meestal zijne vrije phantasie.?Provenance: verso geannoteerd Bought at the Sale of Mr. Reveley drawings May 11. 1852. (In whose ?Notices? this drawing is mentioned.)Prijs: ?3.150,- (incl. lijst).

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        Binnenhof en Buitenhof Den Haag - Blaeu, 1649.

      Binnenhof en Buitenhof Den Haag - ?Curia Hollandiae Exterior?? en ?Curia Hollandiae Interior??Met de hand gekleurde kopergravures uitgegeven door Joan Blaeu ca. 1649. Afm.: 39 x 53 cm en 41.5 x 52.5 cm.Het Buitenhof aan de Hofvijver. Een aantal figuren te paard, kinderen doen de ruiters op speelgoed paarden na. In de achtergrond doorwaden vier ruiters de vijver.Op het Binnenhof met zonnewijzer en middeleeuwse Ridderzaal, brengt iemand met een kruiwagen een koffer, een zwaard en andere bagage naar de koetsen die op hun passagiers staan te wachten. De gebouwen zijn en detail weergeven. Voor de Ridderzaal staat nog een aantal gebouwen die later zijn afgebroken. Ook de dakbedekking van verschillende gebouwen is tijdens de 19e-eeuwse restauratie geheel veranderd.Deze stadsgezichten werden gegraveerd voor Blaeu?s fameuze Stedenboek der Vereenighe Nederlanden uitgegeven na de 80-jarige oorlog.Prijs: ?2.450,- (2 stuks, incl. lijst, incl. 21% BTW).

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        De Consolatione libri V. Cum prefatione P. Bertii.

      Amesterodami, Apud Ioannem Blaeu 1649 - In-32 (9,2 X 6 cm), 175 pp., reliure d'époque plein maroquin rouge, dos à quatre nerfs finement orné, coupes guillochées, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque. Texte encadré, figure allégorique insérée dans la page de titre, lettrine et culs-de-lampe. Ex-Libris manuscrit "Sauvayat via Burgendis" (quelques piqûres). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grolla

      Amsterdam Amsterdam. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 16.25" x 20.75". Exquisite town plan of Grolla in Holland, circa 1649, shown in an unusual panoramic birds-eye view. Features the fortress and the surrounding pastoral landscape. Includes a coat of arms, which is hand burnished with beautiful gold leaf. Cartouche and scale are also decorated in gold leaf. Wonderful vignette in bottom left corner of two men fighting on horseback. Latin text on verso. Published around the time of the Spanish acknowledgment of the Dutch Republic in "Novum Ac Magnum Theatrum Urbium Belgicae Liberae Ac Foederataee" ("Town books of the Netherlands"). Many of the town plans included in this publication emphasized their strategic importance in response to the Spanish occupation. One of the most famous mapmakers of his time, Willem Blaeu (1571-1638) and his family worked out of Amsterdam. This series was published by his son Johannes (c. 1599-1673), who took over the business upon his father's death. Overall toning, chipping to edges.

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        Joh. Fred. Gronovii. Ad L. & M. Annaeos Senecas Notae

      Lvgd. Batav. : Ex Officina Elseviriana 1649 - 12mo. 12 leaves, 429, [22] p. ; 14 cm. Bound in contemporary vellum. Good binding and cover. Minimal soiling to covers. Latin. Clean, unmarked pages with minimal toning. Please feel free to view our photographs. Johann Friedrich Gronovius, was a German classical scholar and critic. Born in Hamburg, he studied at several universities and travelled in England, France and Italy. In 1643, he was appointed professor of rhetoric and history at Deventer, and in 1658 to the Greek chair at Leiden, where he remained until his death. Gronovius edited and annotated Statius, Plautus, Livy, Tacitus, Aulus Gellius and Seneca's tragedies. In addition, he was the author of Commentarius de sestertiis (1643) and of an edition of Hugo Grotius's De jure belli et pacis (1660), amongst numerous other works. His Observationes contain a number of brilliant emendations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anastasii bibliothecarii historia ecclesiastica, sive chronographia tripertita. Collata ad Ms. exemplar longobard. vetustiss. Gasinens. biblioth.unde Rom. Exemplar. Manavit. Nunc denuo ad fidem veterum libroum emendata. Accendunt notae Caroli Annibalis Fabroti IC.

      Typ. Regia, 1649. In fol. (cm. 44,5), p. pelle con d. rinforzato in tela, cc.nn. 4 + pp. 263. SEGUE: Anastasii bibliothecarii, Historia de vitis Romanorum Pontificum, ab Petro Apot. ad Nicolaum I, numquam hactenus typis excusa, deinde vita Hadriani II et Stephani VI, auctore Guillelmo bibliothecario.- cc.nn. 7 + pp. 313 + cc.nn. 3. Testate, finaline e capilettere su pregevoli e ricche inc. Carta forte. Ampi marg. Tagli spruzzati rossi. Nervi. Mende ai piatti ed al d. , sommariamente rinforzato con tela. Antichi forellini.

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        Eikon Basilike ( in Greek). The Pourtraicture of His Sacred Maiestie in His Solitude and Sufferings; With a Perfect Copie of Prayers Used by His Majesty in the Time of his Sufferings

      n.p. (London): n.p., 1649. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 12mo. (4),260,pp. This edition is likely a variant of Madan #8, or a mixed 12 from Newcomb's printings for No 7(see Madan, p. 18). Without a frontispiece portrait nor any other illustration. Possibly defective, ending with leaf M10 and the word '"Finis" and thus probably not bound with the Letter from the Prince as described by Madan in No. 8. Originally attributed to Charles I, it is now acknowledged that the author is John Gauden. There were at least 40 different English editions printed in 1649, some hurriedly, as this copy must have been Contemporary full brown calf tooled in blind on the boards and on the spine. Joints cracked, but firm; head of spine and lettering labels nearly perished; old library stamp and bookplate; else a good copy.

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        Observationes politicae, super nuperis Galliae motibus.

      - (Holland?), 1649. 12:o. 110 s. Enstaka lager- och småfläckar. Fina marginaler. Fint rött halvmarokängband från mitten av 1800-talet, guldornerad rygg, röda pappärmar med förgylld ram, något blekt rygg. Äldre namnteckning ?Recklin?? på titelbladet. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Collijn sp. 778. Se Runeby s. 410ff. Detta är duodesupplagan, som troligen är tryckt i Holland. I Paris trycktes tidigare samma år en upplaga i kvarto. Detta är ett konstitutionellt ställningstagande av Rosenhane mot enväldiga tyranner, personifierade av kardinal Mazarin, vilken Rosenhane i skriften direkt angriper. Rosenhane förfäktar här samma åsiker och synpunkter som han framfört i den svenska debatten, nämligen att makten skulle delas mellan monarken och rådet, dvs högadeln. Diplomaten, riksrådet och hovmannen Schering Rosenhane (1609-63) skickades 1647, efter att ha varit observatör vid fredsförhandlingarna i Münster, som svensk minister till Paris, med uppdrag att skaffa franska subsidier till Sverige. Rosenhane sympatiserade dock med Frondens opposition mot Mazarin, vilket misskrediterade honom hos denne, och efter att ha publicerat denna broschyr, vilken fick mycket uppmärksamhet, blev situationen för Rosenhane omöjlig i Paris och Kristina fick återkalla honom till Sverige. Han skickades dock genast ut på nya uppdrag. Närmast hamnade han som medlare mellan Sverige och ärkestiftet Bremen.

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        Annales Ecclesiastici, ex XII tomis Caesssaris Baronii.

      Impensis Soc. Typ, 1649. In 4°, p.pelle , cc.nn. 14 + pp. 724 + cc.nn. 49. Front. su ricca inc. a tutta p. di Gaultier. Nervi. Capilettera. Finalina. Lievi gore al marg. sup.

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        Stadsplattegrond van Gouda.

      J. Blaeu, Amsterdam 1649 - Stadsplattegrond met opstanden van gebouwen en huizen. Maat blad is 54 bij 64 cm. Nederlandse tekst op achterzijde.Kopergravure, uitgegeven in 1649 te Amsterdam door Joan Blaeu in Toonneel der Steden. Hoogte 41,5 cm. breedte 53 cm Height (cm): 38 Width (cm): 49,5 , Illustrated

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        Jan Luyken.

      Ecce Homo [zie de mens, Johannes 19:5]. Pontius Pilatus toont Christus aan het volk in Jeruzalem. Gewassen tekening met pen en bruine inkt en houtskool door Jan Luyken (Amsterdam 1649-1712): De tekening is een ontwerp voor een van de door Jan en zijn zoon Caspar Luyken ge?llustreerde Bijbels. Afmeting ca. 16,1 x 27,6 cm.Pontius Pilatus toont Christus aan het volk in Jerusalem. De tekening is een ontwerp voor een gravure in Luykens platenbijbel, die in Amsterdam in verschillende edities is uitgebracht. Luyken nam daarvoor de ge?llustreerde bijbels van Albrecht D?rer en Lucas van Leyden als voorbeeld.J. Immerzeel schreef in 1842 dat Jan Luyken ?in teeken- en etskunst eene hoogte van vermaardheid bereikt, die alleen het doel wordt van genie?n.? In vele voorstellingen ?duidt de rijkheid van zijn ordonnanties het geoefend oog genoegzaam aan, dat hij alle onderwerpen met al die oplettendheid en zorg bewerkt heeft, als zijne vlugge en geestige manier van werken toeliet. Hoe vindingrijk, doordacht en oordeelkundig zijn Luyken?s groote Bijbelprenten in de zamenstelling van groote partijen en groeperingen van duizenden figuren, waaronder zelfs de kleinste op verre afstanden een eigen karakter hebben! Wie wist als hij, zooveel aan het wonderbare grenzende verscheidenheid aan zijne beelden te brengen en er met een enkele trek uitdrukking en waarheid aan te geven?? Daarnaast was Luyken ?volleerd in de regelen der perspectief en bouwkunde, en toonde ook in het laatste vak zijne rijke verbeeldingskracht en zijnen uitmuntenden smaak.??In bijna al zijn grootere en kleinere kunstwerken heerscht een verwonderlijk effect en harmonie; zijne figuren zijn doorgaans vast geteekend; doch over het costumm bekommerde hij zich weinig, volgde daarin meestal zijne vrije phantasie.?Provenance: verso geannoteerd Bought at the Sale of Mr. Reveley drawings May 11. 1852. (In whose ?Notices? this drawing is mentioned.)Prijs: ?3.150,- (incl. lijst).

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        Vlissingen.

      Kopergravure, 1649 - . Blaeu. Herkomst: 'Toonneel der Steden'. Verso: Latijnse tekst. Afmeting: 53,5 x 42,5 cm. Geleverd in passe-partout.

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        Edynburgum. [Edinburgh]

      Frankfurt: 1649 - Size: 305 × 395 mm. Copperplate engraving. Very good condition, folds as issued. A wonderful engraving of the city of Edinburgh, as it was when Merian first published it during the seventeenth century. The castle is seen seen to the left, with the city spread out below it. Ships are seen beyond the port of Leith on the Firth of Forth. Two men on horseback gallop towards the city in the foreground, and a coat of arms is found in the top left corner. Merian was a Swiss born engraver and publisher, who lived and worked in Frankfurt. Published in the "Neuwe Archontologia Cosmica".

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        Premier (-Cinquième) Factum ou Defenses de Messire Philippes de la Mothe-Houdancourt, Duc de Cardonne et Maréchal de France, ci-devant Vice-Roy et Capitaine Général de Catalogne

      Paris, Louis Sevestre (puis François Noel), 1649. - 5 ouvrages en 1 volume in-4. 39pp. (1). + 64pp. + 69pp. (1). + 84pp. + 36pp. Demi veau mod. genr. anc, dos à nerfs. Edition Originale. Le Comte Philippe de la Mothe-Houdancourt (1605-1657) avait pris la tête en 1641 de l'armée française de Catalogne, qui dérouta les forces espagnole en diverses occasions. Il fut nommé duc de Cardona et vice-roi de Catalogne de 1642 à 1644 et, en 1652, il mena la résistance dans Barcelone assiégée par les troupes castillanes. Ce rare recueil réunit les cinq mémoires publiés pour sa réhabilitation, après que diverses calomnies aient été répandues sur son compte dans la ville de Paris et à la Cour. Très bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Delft - Joan Blaeu, 1649.

      HET GROOTSTEDELIJKE DELFT?Delfi Batavorum vernacule Delft?, kopergravure, uitgegeven te Amsterdam door Joan Blaeu in 1649. Afm. (prent) 37,7 x 48,5 cm. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. Verso: Beschrijving van Delft in het Latijn.Deze plattegrond werd uitgegeven na de Vrede van M?nster in 1648 als onderdeel van Joan Blaeu?s stedenboek Toonneel der Steden van de Vereenighde Nederlanden.De Amsterdamse cartograaf en uitgever Joan Blaeu stelde zich tot taak de doelstellingen van Abraham Ortelius (befaamd door uitgave van de eerste moderne atlas in 1578) en Georg Braun en Franz Hogenberg (bekend door hun eind 1600 verschenen stedenboek) tegelijk te realiseren, door aan zijn uit vele delen bestaande wereldatlas ook een aantal stedenboeken toe te voegen.Het Stedenboek van de Verenigde Nederlanden verscheen in 1649 in een Latijnse editie; de Nederlandse werd in 1652 gedrukt. De in dit werk opgenomen kaarten waren voor een gedeelte al in oudere kaartwerken gepubliceerd; 21 stuks bijvoorbeeld in Boxhorns Theatrum Hollandiae uit 1632. Andere kaarten werden geheel nieuw voor Blaeu?s Stedenboek vervaardigd.Prijs: ?1.950,-.

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        Jan Luyken.

      Ecce Homo [zie de mens, Johannes 19:5]. Pontius Pilatus toont Christus aan het volk in Jeruzalem. Gewassen tekening met pen en bruine inkt en houtskool door Jan Luyken (Amsterdam 1649-1712): De tekening is een ontwerp voor een van de door Jan en zijn zoon Caspar Luyken geïllustreerde Bijbels. Afmeting ca. 16,1 x 27,6 cm.Pontius Pilatus toont Christus aan het volk in Jerusalem. De tekening is een ontwerp voor een gravure in Luykens platenbijbel, die in Amsterdam in verschillende edities is uitgebracht. Luyken nam daarvoor de geïllustreerde bijbels van Albrecht Dürer en Lucas van Leyden als voorbeeld.J. Immerzeel schreef in 1842 dat Jan Luyken ?in teeken- en etskunst eene hoogte van vermaardheid bereikt, die alleen het doel wordt van genieën.? In vele voorstellingen ?duidt de rijkheid van zijn ordonnanties het geoefend oog genoegzaam aan, dat hij alle onderwerpen met al die oplettendheid en zorg bewerkt heeft, als zijne vlugge en geestige manier van werken toeliet. Hoe vindingrijk, doordacht en oordeelkundig zijn Luyken?s groote Bijbelprenten in de zamenstelling van groote partijen en groeperingen van duizenden figuren, waaronder zelfs de kleinste op verre afstanden een eigen karakter hebben! Wie wist als hij, zooveel aan het wonderbare grenzende verscheidenheid aan zijne beelden te brengen en er met een enkele trek uitdrukking en waarheid aan te geven?? Daarnaast was Luyken ?volleerd in de regelen der perspectief en bouwkunde, en toonde ook in het laatste vak zijne rijke verbeeldingskracht en zijnen uitmuntenden smaak.??In bijna al zijn grootere en kleinere kunstwerken heerscht een verwonderlijk effect en harmonie; zijne figuren zijn doorgaans vast geteekend; doch over het costumm bekommerde hij zich weinig, volgde daarin meestal zijne vrije phantasie.?Provenance: verso geannoteerd Bought at the Sale of Mr. Reveley drawings May 11. 1852. (In whose ?Notices? this drawing is mentioned.)Prijs: ?3.150,- (incl. lijst).

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        IOHANIS SCHR

      Impensis Johannis Gerlini, Bibliop, 1649. Testo latino. 3^edizione. Cm.18,7x15,2. Pg.(28), 516, 348, (58). Sobria legatura in piena pergamena rigida con titoli e fregi impressi in oro al dorso. Tagli spruzzati. Doppio frontespizio: il primo è riccamente decorato a piena pagina, con ritratto dell'Autore, scene di preparazioni farmaceutiche, vedute bucoliche e di animali e stemma allegorico in ovale con il motto "Ditabit servata Fides". In esso è riportata la dizione "Iohanis Schröderi M.D. Pharmacopoeia Medico - Chymica. Plurimis locis correcta, multisque novis Hosculiis adornata. Divulgata sub Censura Ampl. Collegij Medici Ulmensis. Sumptibus Johannis Gerlini Bibliopolae ibidem 1650". Il secondo frontespizio, che riporta la datazione 1649, presenta una marca tipografica in ovale con l'impresa editoriale ed è interessato da due piccole mende cartacee d'epoca, probabilmente a rimuovere antica notazione di proprietà. Alcuni cartigli e capilettera incisi. Bruniture diffuse. Il volume, dopo la dedicatoria, si apre con alcune odi apologetiche in onore dell'Autore, opera di Johannes Barcehausen, Petrus de Spina, Ludovico von Hörnigs, Petrus Lotichius, Joannes Sebastian Blosius, Anton Boxbarterus, Johannes Tilemannus, Georg Scrhöder, Johann Guilielmus Hochstatt, Johannes Loofherus Florimontanus, Antonius Itterus, Balthasar Stutenius, Joannes Pfautz. Il testo, su due colonne, è diviso in due parti, ciascuna con numerazione autonoma: la prima (pg.516) comprende i primi tre Libri della "Pharmacopoeia Medico - Chymica" ("De Isagoge", "De Officina", "De Mineralogia"), la seconda parte contiene i rimanenti ("De Phytologia", "Classis de Animalibus perfectioribus"). L'indice, oltreché in latino, è apposto anche in tedesco in caratteri gotici. Nato in Westfalia, Iohann Schröders (Sazurffeln, 1600 - 1664) dopo gli studi di medicina praticati a Rostock e a Copenhagen, divenne medico chirurgo nell'esercito svedese. Compì numerosi viaggi in Europa per poi stabilirsi a Francoforte sul Meno ove esercitò la professione medica. Compì approfonditi studi di farmacologia e di botanica, sia dal punto di vista storico che della ricerca. In particolare si dedicò alla ricerca dei rimedi in medicina, dividendoli in due tipi, alimentari e farmaceutici. "Dei primi fa una descrizione dettagliata nell'arte culinaria; distingue i secondi in medicamenti semplici e composti, tenendo conto della costituzione (odore, sapore, figura) della usurpazione (modo di somministrazione) e della signatura (modo di conoscerne le virtù). Prende in considerazione l'astrologia e la meteorologia prendendo spunti dai paracelsisti e galenisti. Particolare il metodo suggerito per raccogliere le erbe: ci fornisce tabelle, novene, orari per l'eradicazione e la conservazione; ricette e rimedi proposti sono a dir poco "fantasiosi" e ripropongono le antiche credenze popolari in materia di medicina" ( dal sito "abocamuseum"). A lui si ispirò in seguito il Boerhaave, ridimensionandone tuttavia l'influenza alchemica e astrologica. Il presente testo fu pubblicato in prima edizione nel 1641.

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        Geometria, à Renato Des Cartes Anno 1637 Gallicè edita; nunc autem cum notis Florimondi De Beaune, in curia Bloesensi consilliari regii, in linguam Latinam versa, & commentariis illustrata, operâ atque studio Francisci à Schooten...

      Leyden: Jean Maire, 1649. First edition in Latin and first separate edition of Descartes's magnum opus (DSB), one of the key texts in the history of mathematics. It was originally published in French as the third part of the Discours de la Méthode; the French text was not issued separately until 1664. Descartes' "application of modern algebraic arithmetic to ancient geometry created the analytical geometry which was the basis of the post-Euclidean development of that science" (PMM). It "rendered possible the later achievements of seventeenth-century mathematical physics" (M. B. Hall, Nature and nature's laws (1970), p. 91). It was through this Latin translation that Newton and the other contemporary mathematicians acquired an understanding of Descartes's work. Descartes' interest in geometry was stimulated when, in 1631, Jacob Golius (1596-1667), a professor of mathematics and oriental languages at Leyden, sent Descartes a geometrical problem, that of 'Pappus on three or four lines'. It had originally been posed and solved shortly before the time of Euclid in a work called Five books concerning solid loci by Aristaeus, and was then studied by Apollonius and later by Pappus. But the solution was lost in the 17th century, and the problem became an important test case for Descartes. Claude Hardy, a contemporary at the time of its solution, later reported to Leibniz the difficulties that Descartes had met in solving it (it took him six weeks), which 'disabused him of the small opinion he had held of the analysis of the ancients'. The Pappus problem is a thread running through the entire work. Book One is entitled 'Problems the construction of which requires only straight lines and circles,' and it is in this opening book that Descartes details his geometrical analysis, that is, how geometrical problems are to be formulated algebraically. It begins with the geometrical interpretation of algebraic operations, which Descartes had already explored in the early period of his mathematical research. However, what we are presented in 1637 is a "gigantic innovation" both over Descartes' previous work and the work of his contemporaries (Guicciardini, p. 38). On the one hand, Descartes offers a geometrical interpretation of root extraction and thus treats five arithmetical operations. Crucially, he also uses a new exponential notation (e.g. x3), which replaces the traditional cossic notation of early modern algebra, and allows Descartes to tighten the connection between algebra and geometry. Descartes proceeds to describe how one is to give an algebraic interpretation of a geometrical problem: 'If, then, we wish to solve any problem, we first suppose the solution already effected, and give names to all the lines that seem needful for its construction, to those that are unknown as well as to those that are known. Then, making no distinction between unknown and unknown lines, we must unravel the difficulty in any way that shows most naturally the relations between these lines, until we find it possible to express a single quantity in two ways. This will constitute an equation, since the terms of one of these two expressions are together equal to the terms of the other.' Descartes applies his geometrical analysis to solve the four-line case of the Pappus problem, and shows how the analysis can be generalized to apply to the general, n-line version of the problem, which had not been solved by the ancients. Book Two, entitled 'On the Nature of Curved Lines,' commences with Descartes' famous distinction between 'geometric' and 'mechanical' curves. For Pappus, 'plane' curves were those constructible by ruler and compass, 'solid' curves were the conic sections, and 'linear' curves were the rest, such as the conchoids, the spiral, the quadratrix and the cissoid. The linear curves were also called 'mechanical' by the ancient Greeks because instruments were needed to construct them. Following Descartes, the supremacy of algebraic criteria became established: curves were defined by equations with integer degrees. Algebra thus brought to geometry the most natural hierarchies and principles of classification. This was extended by Newton to fractional and irrational exponents, and by Leibniz to 'variable' exponents (gradus indefinitus, or transcendental in modern terminology). Book Three, entitled 'The construction of solid, and higher than solid problems,' is devoted to the theory of equations and the geometrical construction of their roots. "The abundance and variety of results in this section is remarkable. A number of the interesting results presented are not altogether new, some being due to Girolamo Cardano, Thomas Harriot and Albert Girard. The exposition is, however, clear and systematic, and expressed for the first time in history in modern notation... These results were taken up and extended by Newton in Arithmetica universalis (1707), in lectures between 1673 and 1683... Descartes is also interested in the number of real roots, and asserts without justification that the maximum number of positive or negative roots of an equation is that of the alternances or permanences of the signs '+' and ' ' between consecutive coefficients. This is the celebrated 'rule of signs', which earned unfounded criticism for Descartes. Newton took up and extended the matter in the De limitibus aequationum, which concludes the Arithmetica universalis. The result was proved in the 18th century" (Landmark Writings, pp. 13-14). Book Three concludes with a discussion of the geometrical construction of roots of equations by means of intersecting curves, particularly cubic and quartic equations which Descartes treats using a circle and a parabola. The editor and translator of this edition, Frans van Schooten (1615-60), first saw the Géométrie at Leiden, as Descartes had come there to supervise the printing of the Discours. "After the death of his father in 1645, Schooten took over his academic duties. He also worked on a Latin translation of Descartes' Géométrie. Although Descartes was not completely satisfied with Schooten's version (1649), it found a broad and receptive audience by virtue of its more carefully executed figures and its full commentary. It was from Schooten's edition of the Géométrie that contemporary mathematicians lacking proficiency in French first learned Cartesian mathematics. In this mathematics they encountered a systematic presentation of the material, not the customary, more classificatory approach that essentially listed single propositions, for the most part in unconnected parallel. Further, in the Cartesian scheme the central position was occupied by algebra, which Descartes considered to be the only 'precise form of mathematics'." (DSB, under Schooten). Schooten included in the present edition the 'Notae breves' of Florimonde De Beaune (1601-52), a French jurist and amateur mathematician, which contains what became known as 'De Beaune's problem', the important problem of determining a curve from the properties of its tangent. De Beaune's notes evidently pleased Descartes, who wrote to him on 20 February 1639: "J'ai admiré que vous ayez pu reconnaître des choses que je n'y ai mises qu'obscurément comme en ce qui regarde la généralité de la méthode." F. Cajori, A History of Mathematics, p. 174 ("Of epoch-making importance"); DSB IV, pp. 55-58; I. Grattan-Guinness (ed.), Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940 (2005), Ch. 1; Guibert 27; N. Guicciardini, Isaac Newton on Mathematical Certainty and Method (2009); PMM 129 (for the 1637 edition); Roller & Goodman I p. 314. 4to (192 x 144 mm), pp [xii], 336 [2, errata], title printed in red and black and with woodcut printer's device, ornamental tailpiece at end, numerous diagrams in text (one or two leaves spotted, occasional contemporary annotation). Contemporary limp vellum (old repair to spine).

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        The Alcoran of Mahomet, translated out of Arabique into French [.] and newly Englished, for the satisfaction of all that desire to look into the Turkish vanities.

      London, 1649. - Small 4to (175 x 135 cm). 18th century calf, rebacked and with new endpapers. First edition of the first English translation of the Quran. The translation is generally ascribed to the Scottish clergyman and translator Alxander Ross (ca. 1590-1654) because a small text included at the end bears his name. Ross did not know Arabic and based his translation entirely on the French translation of 1647 by the orientalist and diplomat Andr

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