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        Nova et accurata Descriptio Delphinatus vulgo Dauphine.

      Amsterdam 1650 - The map shows south eastern France. , Size : 370x505 (mm), 14.5x19.875 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring

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        Afriqve

      Paris 1650 - Size : 393x560 (mm), 15.5x22 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring

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        Sueciae et Norvegiae

      Amsterdam., c.1650. [Sweden and Norway.] Size: 540 x 450 mm. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition Magnificent, finely detailed map of Scandinavia, also showing northern Holland, Germany and Poland, and Baltic Russia. Title cartouche at top left, dedicated to Gustavus Adolphus by "Nicolae Iohannide Piscatore", Visscher's latinized name. The title is surrounded by 30 coats of arms, with Swedish arms on a shield above. Six scales in simple secondary cartouche at lower right. This map is engraved by Abraham Goos, and is based on the earlier (1626) six-sheet map of Sweden by the Scandinavian cartographer Andre Bure. Bure's wonderful map was copied by the Dutch as a basis for their maps of northern Europe.

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        Aulicus Coquinariæ: or A vindication in ansvver to a pamphlet, entituled The court and character of King James. Pretended to be penned by Sir A.W. and published since his death, 1650.

      Printed for Henry Seile, over against St Dunstans Church in Fleet Street, London 1650 - Nineteenth century catspaw calf, boards with double ruled gilt border, contrasting spine lable bearing gilt titles, marbled endpapers, note on title page identifying A.W. as Anthony Weldon, damp mark to top fifth of pp16-48 but text remains clear and bright, small loss from lower corner of leaf A2 not affecting text. 8vo, A-A4 B-O6. Wing S645. , 8vo , [viii] 205 [1] pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettres choisies du Sieur de Balzac. Seconde édition.

      Paris, Chez Augustin Courbé 1650 - Livre ancien Collationné complet. Seconde édition de cette correspondance de Guez de Balzac. L'une des plus précieuses sources documentaires sur les académies et la vie mondaine et intellectuelle du tournant du XVIIe siècle. Séduisant exemplaire en reliure du temps. Condition : 2 vol in-8, en plein veau de l'époque, dos à 4 nerfs orné de fleurons aux pointillers, filets, titre et tomaison frappés, doubles filets en encadrements des plats. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: L'Oeil de Mercure]
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        De Bello Belgico. The History of the Low-Countrey Warres. - Written in Latine by Famianus Strada; In English by Sr. Rob. Stapylton Kt. Illustrated with divers Figures.

      Printed for Henry Moseley, London, 1650 - (6pp), 143pp + 83pp + 58pp + 24pp, an index of Passages, errata and a catalogue of Moseley books. 14 engraved portrait plates including frontispiece portrait of Stapylton. Complete. 1st ed., mostly very clean, one page of text and one plate with old ink stain and margin of frontispiece repaired. Old marbled boards and later calf spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NAPOLI SOLLEVATA. Narratione degli accidenti occorsi in detta città dalli 7 Luglio 1647 fino li 20 Marzo 1648. Descritta e divisa in tre parti da.

      Dozza, Bologna 1650 - in-4, pp. 152, bella leg. p. perg. coeva con tit. oro al d. Tagli spruzzati. Gr. stemma di Napoli al front. con coloritura coeva. Opera dedicata a Ranuccio VI Duca di Parma. Lozzi 3025: "Raro". Manca a Fera e Coleti. Mazzucchelli I, p. 599. Belliss. esempl., estremamente raro. [270]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        Den hellige Familie med Anna og Johannes Døber.

      Orig. kobberstik efter maleri af Peter Paul Rubens, (Antwerpen c. 1650). 39x30 cm. Tæt beskåret. Monteret på baggrund i svær 1800-tals guldramme.. Schelte a Bolswert (1586-1659) var en af sin tids førende nederlandske fagkobberstikkere, der især er kendt for sine arbejder efter Rubens og van Dyck

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        THE WORKES OF THAT FAMOUS PHYSITIAN DR. ALEXANDER READ, DOCTOR OF PHYSICK, AND ONE OF THE FELLOWS OF PHYSITIAN-COLLEGE, LONDON. CONTAINING I. CHIRURGICALL LECTURES OF TUMORS AND ULCERS. II. A TREATISE ON THE FIRST PART OF CHIRURGERY, WHICH TEACHETH THE RE-UNITION OF THE PARTS OF THE BODY DIS-JOYNTED; AND THE METHODICALL DOCTRINE OF WOUNDS. III. A TREATISE OF ALL THE MUSCLES OF THE BODY OF MAN. DELIVERED IN SMALL LECTURES AT BARBAR-CHIRURGIANS-HALL, UPON TUESDAIES APPOINTED FOR THESE EXERCISES, AND THE KEEPING OF THEIR COURTS. PUBLISHED IN HIS LIFE TIME IN SEVERAL TREATISES, AND NOW IN ONE VOLUME, CORRECTED AND AMENDED

      London: printed by E. G. for Richard Thrale, 1650. Second Edition. Half Leather. Good binding. [8], [1]-161, 164-270, [6], 3-[206], [4], 1-[44]. According to Wing’s collation, this copy appears to missing a few leaves including: 2 preliminary leaves; leaf B1 (page 1/2) of Book II; blank 2D4 following page [206] of Book II; page 44 concludes with a catchword, presumably there are as many as 8 pages lacking according to Wing, presumably an index. Rebound in early 19th century sheep with corners and marbled paper over boards; spine desiccated; separation beginning at the front hinge; textblock is sunken in the middle so that the central signatures are pushing out towards the fore-edge (images available); the textblock was tightly trimmed at the time of rebinding and there is occasional mild loss of text, usually just the shoulder notes suffer, but on a few occasions the text itself; still quite readable as any loss is minimal; text is toned throughout; names and early doodling on the verso of the title page; previous owner name on the front pastedown; endpapers show evidence of moisture exposure but there are no distinct tidelines in the textblock; while this copy has some challenges, it remains an extraordinarily scarce book; digital images can be made available upon request. (Wing R425)

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        Danielis Sennerti Vratislaviensis, Doctoris et Professoris Medicinae in Academia Wittenbergensi:

      nbsp;Lugduni - Ioannis Anthonii Huguetan 1650 - A very scarce copy of the collected works of German physician Daniel Sennert. In Latin. Including his Epitome scientiae naturalis ( first published in 1618), De Consensu & Dissensu Chymicorum cum Galenicis, De Origine Animarum in Brutis and his Hypomnemata physicae (first published in 1636)Sennert is notable for his contributions to the development of an early version of atomic theory. Specifically, he forms an intermediate bridge between the works of Geber and the more recognized Corpuscularianists such as Robert Boyle. Corpuscularianism differs from modern atomic theory in a number of significant ways, most noticeably a lack of a mathematical argument for its existence, something Sennert specifically rejected. Sennert is a intermediate step between corpsucular particle theory and Aristotelian forms. The same works that are often sited as demonstrating his early atomist views also emphasize the importance of substantial forms. Sennerts theories were based on an experiential and experimental evidence that he gathered both from eyewitness accounts and his own laboratory experience. One of Sennerts most notable experiments was a variation on the reduction to the pristine state. Taking an alloy of gold and silver, the silver was dissolved from the alloy in aqua fortis. In the classic reduction to the pristine state, the silver was then precipitated out of the aqua fortis by the addition of salt of tartar and then heated in a crucible to return it to its recognizable metallic form. Sennerts innovation on this experiment was the addition of pouring the silver-aqua fortis solution through a paper filter before precipitating the silver from the solution. This experiment was used as evidence that the silver remained in the mixture in the form of minuscule particles, rather than dissolving into its Aristotelian components. It appears to have inspired similar experiments on the part of Richard Boyle and others used to establish acceptance of Corpuscularianism. With decorative head-and-tailpieces, and vignette red-and-blacktitle pages. Frontispiece engraving of the author to volume I is missing. Complete in three volumes. Condition: Rebound in half-morocco (volume I) and cloth (volumes II and III). Externally, generally smart, though with some light rubbing and a few marks. Splitting to cloth on rear joint of volume III, and board is partially detached, with some tears to rear endpapers. Front hingeof volume II slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Some pages have been expertly repaired. Institutional ink stamps of Birmingham General Hospital Library to title pages and throughout text. Title page of volume III is missing. Some mould to the first few pages of volumeII. Pages have some tidemarks and some scattered spotting, with handling marks to the title pages, but are quite bright, given the age of the text. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Spiritus Gorgonicus, vi sua saxipara exutus; sive De causis, signis, & sanatione litheaseos, diatribe.

      Leiden: Elsevir 1650 - FIRST EDITION, woodcut printer’s device on title, a little bit of marginal damp-staining towards the end and occasional light foxing, pp. [xii], 242 plus final blank leaf, 12mo, contemporary vellum, blue sprinkled edges, contemporary signature on title, D’Apply, very good A most attractive copy of the author’s first book, ‘a Helmontian exercise in the causes and cure of ‘the stone’ [which] drew attention to Charleton as a representative of the new iatrochemistry. This was then much in vogue with more radical thinkers, who saw Galenism in medicine as an ancient authority, which did more to bolster the authority of the church and the crown than to heal the ills of the people’ (ODNB). It is no doubt no more than a coincidence, but the Charleton family originally came from Apley in Shropshire. (Willems 674; Wellcome II 329)

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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        J. V. Vondels Poëzy of Verscheide Gedichten, / by Een Vergadert, Vermeert, En Op Een Nieuw Overzien. Mitsgaders Een Aenleidinge Ter Nederduitsche Dichtkunste

      T'Amsterdam : Voor Joost Hartgers 1650 - Description; [16], 610, [4] p. : ill. ; in-8. Added engraved title page. Collational formula: * 8 A-2Q 8. Met gegrav. Titelplaat (*1) door C. V. D. [alen], naar J. Sandrart en gegraveerd portret van Vondel (*8v) . Op de titel en in de tekst vignetten met de initialen A. R. , van de drukker Adriaen Hermansz Roest. References; Schuytvlot 7. Unger 4. Very good copy in the original full vellum. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 610 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mediolanum.

      Basel. Merian.1650.. Origianl Kupferstich. 27 x 35 cm. Prägerand. Gut erhalten.. Schöner, frischer Abzug der ersten Auflage. Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau.

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        Pflantz-Gart. Darinn grundtlicher Bericht zu finden / welcher gestalten I. Obs-Gärten / 2. Kraut-Gärten / 3. Wein-Gärten. Mit lust und nutz anzustellen / zu bawen/ und zu erhalten/ Sampt zu End eines jeden Capitels beygefüfter Verteutschung der fürnembsten/ zu demselbigen dienstlicher Lateinischer und Frantzösischer Wörteren: Vermehret Mit einem sehr nutzlichen Bericht/ was des Pflantzens halb I. In gewissen Monaten fürzunemmen/ 2. Auff etlichen nammhafften Tagen zu halten/ 3. Auss der Witterung zu schliessen seye. Auss langwiriger/ selbs eygener Erfahrung zusamen getragen/ auff unsere Lands-art gerichtet/ und nutz allen Liebhaberen dess Pflanzens zu gutem/ zum anderen mahl in Truck verfertiget.

      bey Georg Sonnleitner/ In Verlegung Herren Rhagors sel. Erben/, Bern, 1650 - 4 Teile in 1 Band. Bern, bey Georg Sonnleitner/ In Verlegung Herren Rhagors sel. Erben/ 1650. 8°. 12 n.n. Bl., 238 S., 1 w. Bl., 159 S., 139 S., 114 S. Pergamentband der Zeit mit doppelter blindgeprägter Deckelfiletierung und späterem handschritlichem Rückentitel. Martini. Geschichte der Pomologie in Europa S. 45f. - Simon, Bibliotheca Vinaria 70. - Nicht bei Dochnahl. - Zweite, um den 4. Teil mit einem Pflanzkalender für die ersten sechs Monate des Jahres, erweiterte Ausgabe des ersten Gartenratgebers der Schweiz und des ersten in deutscher Sprache verfassten Werkes über Obst- Gemüse- und Weinbau. Erschien erstmals 1739 ebenfalls in Bern und wurde mehrfach nachgedruckt. Daniel Rhagor (1577 - 1648) war Burger in Bern. Er wurde mit 24 Jahren bereits in den Rat der Zweihundert gewählt, wurde 1620 Teutsch-Weinschenk und 1625 Landvogt zu Thorberg. An der Schosshalde besass er ein Landgut mit einem grossen Obstgarten und einem Rebberg. - Papier lagenweise stärker gebräunt und fleckig. Titel mit gelöschtem Bibliotheksstempel. Die ursprünglichen Bandschliessen des Einbandes ausgerissen. Sehr selten Sprache: Deutsch Pergamentband der Zeit mit doppelter blindgeprägter Deckelfiletierung und späterem handschritlichem Rückentitel.

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        VIAGE DE LA SERENISSIMA REYNA DOÑA MARIA ANA DE AUSTRIA. hasta la Real Corte de Madrid, desde la Imperial de Viena.

      Imp. Diego DÍaz de la Carrera. Madrid, 1650 - . 20,5 cm. Portada calcográfica orlada. 24 h., 301 pág., 7 h. de índices. Enc. en pergamino reciente, lomera rotulada, cortes jaspeados. Fina señal de taladro restaurada en varias páginas. Pérdida de papel en dos esquinas, restauradas. Señal de óxido en la parte superior de las pág. 61 a 76. Anotaciones manuscritas antiguas en el verso de la portada. * Minuciosa narración del viaje de doña María Ana de Austria, reina consorte de Felipe IV, en seis libros. Tal como se indica en portada, Jerónimo Mascareñas era caballero de la Orden de Calatrava, del Consejo de su magestad en el Supremo de las Ordenes Militares de Castilla, Sumiller de Cortina, prior de Guimaraes y obispo electo de Leyria. Primera edición. Palau 156996. CCPB 33176-7. Historia de España. Viajes Reialesa Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geige spielender Zwerg als Volksbelustigung

      O. O., ca. 1650.. Kupferstich mit unten gravierten vierzeiligen Text. Signiert. G. Altzenbach. 23,6 x 17,3 cm. Mit folgendem Text: "Zu Gottersweyer ich Jeorg Bausse bin ge bohren, Vor acht und Viertzig Jahr, der Kaeyser auß erkohren. Der Graff von Pappenheim hilten mich Lieb und wehrt, Ich Geig, und wan ich will, heb Zwen Mann von der Erdt". - Das einzige andere für mich nachweisbare Exemplar befindet sich in der Sammlung Gustav Freytag (UB Frankfurt), dort aber mit dem Stecher P. Aubry; die Abbildung selbst mit nur minimalen Unterschieden zum hier vorliegenden Druck, der Text in leicht variierender Typographie. - Der im Dreißigjährigen Krieg als Musiker bei den Truppen des Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim tätige kleinwüchsige Georg Bausse findet bei Moser, Geschichte der deutschen Musik I, 5 eine kurze Erwähnung. - Ein Stecher und Verleger Gerhard Altzenbach (bekannt seit 1609, gest. 1672) war tätig in Köln, ein weiterer gleichnamiger Stecher in Lüttich. Hier könnte es sich um einen weiteren Altzenbach handeln. - Knapp beschnitten, zum Teil innerhalb der Einfassungslinie. Etwas Papierverlust an der unteren linken Ecke, ohne Berührung von Bild und Text.

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        Trier, Augusta Trevirorum; diese Stadt wird für die Aelteste in der Welt gehalten, weil sie vor der Erbauung der Stadt Rom schon 1250 Iahre gestanden, und im siebenden Iahr der Königin Semiramis von ihren Stief=Sohn Trebeta, des Nini Sohn erbauet worden seyn sollte.

      1650 - Anonymer Kupferstich nach Merian, nach 1646, altkoloriert. 15,5 x 27,4 cm. Rosar Nr. 4.5.3. Panoramablick über die ganze Stadt und die umliegenden Hügel, die mit "Mons Martis" und "Apollinis Mons" bezeichnet sind. Im Vordergrund ist die Mosel mit der Römerbrücke in ihrer befestigten mittelalterlichen Form dargestellt. Auf dem Fluß befinden sich zahlreiche Schiffe, darunter auch ein Treidelkahn. Am mittelalterlichen Krahnen werden Schiffe entladen. Am linken Bildrand ist das Martinskloster und Martinsmühle vor ihrer Zerstörung abgebildet. Das Stadtbild wird dominiert durch die Vierergruppe von Basilika, St. Gangolf, Dom und Liebfrauen, welche noch den alles überragenden Turmhelm trägt. Unterhalb des Bildes befindet sich Legende zu den Gebäuden in Trier, die mit Referenzzahlen gekennzeichnet sind. Der anonymen Darstellung der Stadt Trier liegt das berühmte Merian-Panorama zu Grunde, das hier bis in die Details übernommen wird. Der Publikationsort konnte bisher nicht festgestellt werden. Sehr selten, bisher nur das Exemplar in der Stadtbibliothek Trier bekannt.

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        Nova et Accurata Ducatus Venetiani Mediolani, Genuae, Mantuae et Finitimorum principatvum Delineatio.

      Frankfurt. c1650 - Size: 320 x 375 mm. Good condition. Copperplate engraving. Later colour. A lovely, decorative map of northern Italy by the well known German engraver Matthius Merian. The map is adorned with regional coats of arms. The map stretches north of Lucca to the Venetian Gulf, and to the Tirol and Switzerland, then southwards to the French border.

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        Idea principis Christiano-Politici 100 symbolis expressa

      Coloniae [i.e., Cologne]: Apud Constantinum Munich, 1650 - Fine copy of this little series of discourses on how to conduct oneself as a Christian ruler, originally intended for the Spanish infante, Baltasar, son of King Philip IV. Each new chapter is introduced by a symbolic engraving in the form of a coat of arms, with the Latin motto announcing the theme. the book first appeared in 1640 in Spanish and was immensely popular, and the author himself translated the text to Latin, and in subsequent edition, added one or two more engravings to the sequence. The first and the last engraving (each out of the numbered sequence) are most interesting. The first, with a motto "Ex fumo in lucem" is an exquisite image of a printing press; and the final engraving, beneath a brief obituary of the author ("Magni Politici), shows skull, a tomb, and other images of death beneath the heading "Ludibria Mortis." The engravings themselves are exquisitely wrought, and, particularly in this copy, are bright with excellent detail. Saavedra was a lawyer and diplomat in the service of Spain, who died in 1648 12mo. Engraved title page, and 103 engraved emblems, of which 101 are sequentially numbered. [24], 795, [5] pp. Contemporary calf, red leather spine label. BEAUTIFUL copy, text and emblems immaculate and crisp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Seven Scarce Biographical Pamphlets

      13 1650 - A collection of seven scarce seventeenth and eighteenth-century pamphlets detailing the life, works, letters,deeds and crimesof various men of merit and dishonour. Includes: 1650-London-John Stafford: An Exact Narration of the Life and Death of the Reverend and Learned Prelate, and Painfull Divine, Lancelot Andrews, Late Bishop of Winchester. With a portrait frontispiece. Lancelot Andrewes (1555 25 September 1626) was an English bishop and scholar, who held high positions in the Church of England during the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I. During the latter's reign, Andrewes served successively as Bishop of Chichester, Ely and Winchester and oversaw the translation of the Authorized Version (or King James Version) of the Bible. 1665-London-William Miller: The Life and Death of Pompey the Great. With all his Glorious Victories and Triumphs. As Also the Life and Death of Artaxerxes Mnemon, one of the Great Persian Emperours. By Sa. Clarke sometime pastor in St. bennet Finck London. Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, also known as Pompey, was a military and political leader of the late Roman Republic. Pompey and Caesar contended for the leadership of the Roman state, leading to a civil war. When Pompey was defeated at the Battle of Pharsalus, he sought refuge in Egypt, where he was assassinated. His career and defeat are significant in Rome's subsequent transformation from Republic to Principate and Empire. 1689-London-J. Dunton: The Bloody Assizes: Or, a Compleat History of the Life of George Lord Jefferies from His Birth to this present Time. Wherein among other things, is given a true account of his unhead of cruelties, and barbarous proceedings in his whole Western-circuit. . . None of which were ever publish'd. The Bloody Assizes were a series of trials started at Winchester on 25 August 1685 in the aftermath of the Battle of Sedgemoor, which ended the Monmouth Rebellion in England. They were led by Lord Chief Justice George Jeffreys. George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem, PC (15 May 1645 18 April 1689), was also known as The Hanging Judge. His historical notoriety comes from his actions in 1685, after Monmouth's Rebellion. Jeffreys was sent to the West Country in the autumn of 1685 to conduct the trials of captured rebels. At these trials, later known as the Bloody Assizes, Jeffreys issued harsh sentences to nearly all defendants. About 300 were executed, and between 800 and 900 were transported to the West Indies. On 18/19 September alone, he issued 144 death sentences. 1699-London-J. Nutt: Remarks on the Life of Mr. Milton, as publish'd by J. T. with a Character of the Author and his Party in a letter to a member of Parliament. John Milton (9 December 1608 8 November 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, a scholarly man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth (republic) of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost. 1706-London-A. Baldwin: The Characters of Robert Earl of Essex, Favourite to Queen Elizabeth, and George D. of Buckingham, favourite to K. James I and K. Ch. I. with a comparison, by the Right Honourable Edward Late Earl of Clarendon. Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, KG (10 November 1565 25 February 1601) was an English nobleman and a favourite of Elizabeth I. Politically ambitious, and a committed general, he was placed under house arrest following a poor campaign in Ireland during the Nine Years' War in 1599. In 1601 he led an abortive coup d'etat against the government and was executed for treason. George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham KG (28 August 1592 23 August 1628) was the favourite, claimed by some to be the lover, of King James I of England. Despite a very patchy political and military record, he remained at the height of royal favour for the first two years of the reign of Charles I, until he was assassinated. He was one of the most rewarded royal courtiers in all history. 171 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geige spielender Zwerg als Volksbelustigung.

      O. O., ca. 1650. - Kupferstich mit unten gravierten vierzeiligen Text. Signiert. G. Altzenbach. 23,6 x 17,3 cm. Mit folgendem Text: "Zu Gottersweyer ich Jeorg Bausse bin ge bohren, Vor acht und Viertzig Jahr, der Kaeyser auß erkohren. Der Graff von Pappenheim hilten mich Lieb und wehrt, Ich Geig, und wan ich will, heb Zwen Mann von der Erdt". - Das einzige andere für mich nachweisbare Exemplar befindet sich in der Sammlung Gustav Freytag (UB Frankfurt), dort aber mit dem Stecher P. Aubry; die Abbildung selbst mit nur minimalen Unterschieden zum hier vorliegenden Druck, der Text in leicht variierender Typographie. - Der im Dreißigjährigen Krieg als Musiker bei den Truppen des Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim tätige kleinwüchsige Georg Bausse findet bei Moser, Geschichte der deutschen Musik I, 5 eine kurze Erwähnung. - Ein Stecher und Verleger Gerhard Altzenbach (bekannt seit 1609, gest. 1672) war tätig in Köln, ein weiterer gleichnamiger Stecher in Lüttich. Hier könnte es sich um einen weiteren Altzenbach handeln. - Knapp beschnitten, zum Teil innerhalb der Einfassungslinie. Etwas Papierverlust an der unteren linken Ecke, ohne Berührung von Bild und Text. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Phytologia Britannica, natales exhibens indigenarum stirpium sponte emergentium.

      Richard Cotes for Octavian Pulleyn 1650 - FIRST (ONLY) EDITION, woodcut device on title, without the initial leaf, (blank except for signature A on recto), text printed in a mixture of Roman, Italic, and Black letter, 4 leaves with small holes affecting a few letters (apparently not worming), pp. [iii-xvi], 133, [1], small 8vo, contemporary calf, rebacked, corners worn, crackling of covers, contemporary signature at head of title of Edward Heaston, later indecipherable library stamp in outer margin of title, sound ‘In the main a verbatim reprint of Johnson’s Mercurius botanicus. How augmented the list with a number of other records of plants . a number [of which] are held to be of interest and value’ (Henrey). Definitely of interest are the specified localities where certain specimens were found, or the plants are abundant. (Henrey 290; ESTC R14016)

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        PHYTOLOGIA BRITANNICA - NATALES EXHIBENS INDIGENARUM STIRPIUM SPONTE EMERGENTIUM

      Typis Ric. Cotes Impensis Octaviani Pulleyn 1650 Londini, 1650; Typis Ric. Cotes Impensis Octaviani Pulleyn, Biliopole in Coemeterio Sti. Pauli. In 16°, cm 10 x 14; pp. (16) 133 (2). Tagli colorati. Volume rilegato mz pelle con nervetti e filetti in oro, piatti marmorizzati ( primi del '900). Una figura al frontespizio. Testo in latino stampato con un misto di caratteri romani e gotici. A pag. 68 una nota manoscritta nel margine inferiore.

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        THEATRUM ORBIS TERRARUM, SIVE ATLAS NOVUS. Pars Tertia.

      apud Joannem Blaeu 1650 In folio (mm. 510 x 335), elegante legatura in p. pergam. coeva con unghie, ricca decoraz. oro ai piatti e al dorso (risg. rifatti), tagli dorati. Di questo celebrato atlante è disponibile solo la parte terza - con complessive 62 carte geografiche - dedicate all?"Italia" e alla "Grecia" e le tavole, incise in rame e colorate d?epoca, sono accompagnate da dettagliata descrizione in latino. Introdotta da un pregevole frontespizio, pure colorato, l??Italia? è rappresentata in 54 magnifiche carte geografiche a doppia pag. + 1 carta a pagina singola (Territorio Cremasco) + 3 carte a mezza pagina (dedicate alle isole: Corsica, Elba e Sardegna) per un totale di 58 tavv. Alla ?Grecia? sono dedicate 4 carte geografiche a doppia pag. (Graecia - Macedonia, Epirus et Achaia - Morea olim Peloponnesus - Candia olim Creta). Segue l?Indice (1 c.nn.). Nel ns. esemplare 3 carte geografiche dell?Italia: Riviera di Genova da Ponente e Riviera di Genova di Levante sono qui presenti con testo in tedesco, mentre la terza, relativa al Ducato di Urbino, ha il testo in olandese. Inoltre non figurano le 4 carte geografiche dedicate alla ?Magna Britannia? (riportate in Indice). Cfr. Tooley ?Maps and Map - Makers?, p. 34 - 35 dove sono citate le numerose ediz. di questo importante Atlante, a partire dal 1635 (in 2 voll.) e con i testi in latino, tedesco, olandese e francese, fino ad arrivare all?ediz. 1648 - 58 in 6 voll., incluso il testo in spagnolo. Solo 10 tavv. con ingialliture altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.

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        Cl. Claudiani quae exstant. Nic. Heinsius, Dan. F. recensuit ac notas addidit. Accedunt quaedam hactenus non edita

      ex Officina Elzeviriana, Lugduni Batavorum 1650 - Splendida legatura antica in marocchino rosso con ricca cornice oro ai piatti (piccola mancanza ad una cuffia). Nervi, ricchi fregi e titolo oro su tassello nero al ds. Dentelle e tagli oro. Carte di guardia marmorizzate con disegni a pettine. Ex libris Biblioteca Wardington . Margine superiore rifilato, altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Willems, 675: Très jolie édition, la seule que les Elzevier aient donnée de cet format . 12mo (cm. 12,3), 12 cc.nn. (compreso frontis. interamente inciso), 270 pp., 276 p. di note (compreso proprio frontis.), 4 c.nn. (di cui una di errata e tre bianche).

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        Het Eerste Deel Van de Tragedische ofte klaechlijcke Historien : inhoudende xviij waerachtige geschiedenissen, welckers begin lief ende genuechlijck is, maer het eynde vol swarigheyts ende verdriets [.] [.]

      Utrecht ; Simon de Vries (1649) 1650 - Description: [12] Bl., 668 S : Kupfert. ; 12°. Referenced by OCLC 551884455. Auteur is Matteo Bandello. Vertalers uit het Italiaans naar het Frans zijn Pierre Boaistuau en Franc ois de Belleforest.Contents: I, III, V. . Inhoudende xviii waerachtige geschiedenissen, welckers begin, lief ende genuechlijck is, maer het eynde vol swarigheyts ende verdriets / eerst beschreven in het Italiaans : ende nu uyt de Franc oysche in de Nederlantsche tale over-geset door Isaac de Bert. II. . in welcke begrepen sijn seer jammerlijcke feyten, waarachtich geschiet, tot spiegel van alle menschen / . in onse Nederlandsche sprake overgeset door M. Merten Everaerts. IV, VI-VII. . in welcke begrepen sijn seer jammerlijcke feyten, waarachtich geschiet, tot spiegel van alle menschen. IX. Thoonneel van de wereltsche veranderinge deses tijdts : zijnde het neghende ende laeste deel van de tragedische historien, waerlijk geschiet in Asia en Europa : getrocken uyt verscheyde schrijvers / nu nieuwelijcks uyt de Franc oische in onse Nederduytsche tale over-geset door F[elix] v[an] S[ambix] Impressum dl. 2: Tot Utrecht : by Lambert Roeck. Very good copy bound in contemporary limp vellum over bevelled boards; the title applied in ink (manuscript) to the upper spine. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 668 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Polus Antarcticus

      Janssonius c. 1650, Amsterdam - This handsome map depicts mid-17th century geographical knowledge of the antarctic regions, printed a few years before the discovery of New Zealand and Tasmania. In the corners, illustrations depict scenes involving indigenous people engaged in cooking, hunting, and feeding children; one shows a man chasing a penguin. Small decorative cartouche in lower left of map."From: Het vijfde deel des grooten atlas. / Ioannem Ianssonium. 1650. Hemispherical map, with notes, centred on the South Pole to the Tropic of Capricorn; includes southern parts of South America and South Africa and the west and south coasts of Australia. Relief and vegetation shown pictorially. On verso: Beschryvinge van de Zvyder Pool. Dutch language, black type, 2 column text with ornate initial. Printed marginal headings." (NLA website), Size : 432x492 (mm), 17.01x19.37 (Inches), Hand Colored, 0 Very Good; upper and lower of central fold reinforced, three short tears at the margins not affecting the map, otherwise very good.

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        Afrique

      Paris 1650 - Engraving with original hand coloring. Sheet size: 16 5/8 x 22 1/2". Inventory#: p290pmat.

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        RISTRETTO DELLE RAGIONI CHE LA SERENISSIMA CASA D'ESTE HA COLLA CAMERA APOSTOLICA.

      Not Attributed ca 1650, Rome? - THEOLOGY; 17th Century; Small folio 12.5"; Circa 1650, Rome? Contemp. Sheep; rubbed & worn, occasionally darkened. Some staining at bottom of front matter. Old ink annotations on front blank. Ink stamp at foot of title page. OCLC 63345692 (locating 3 copies) . World/Cat likewise locates but 3 copies- all in Germany. . No earlier copies located. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Relazione De' felici successi della Santa Fede Predicata Da' Padri Della Compagnia di Giesu Nel Regno Di Tunchino, Alla Santita Di N.S. PP. Innocenzio Decimo.

      Rome: Giuseppe Luna, 1650. - small 4to. pp. 8 p.l., 326, [1 leaf]errata. double-page engraved map. woodcut printer's device on title. woodcut ornaments & initials. contemporary vellum (slight worming to lower spine, lacking front flyleaf, front hinge cracked). First Edition of the first separately published description of the whole of Vietnam, containing what appears to be the earliest detailed map of North Vietnam. It is preceded by Cristóforo Borri's Relatione della nuova missione.della Cocincina (1631), which dealt only with South Vietnam. In addition to presenting a first-hand account of missionary activity in the country from 1627 to 1646, Rhodes gives details respecting the manners and customs of the native inhabitants, politics and government, natural resources and commerce, &c. French and Latin translations were published in 1652. Rhodes, a French Jesuit, was assigned to the missions of the East Indies and spent several years in Goa, Malacca, Batavia, and Macao, before proceeding to Cochin China (South Vietnam) in 1624, where fellow Jesuits had been working since 1615. He arrived with five colleagues under the leadership of Gabriel De Matos. Within six months he had learnt Cochinchinois, invented the quoc-ngu, by which Vietnamese could be represented by Roman characters, and evangelized much of the region between the coast and the Annamese highlands. (Howgego) In 1627 he proceeded to Tongking (North Vietnam), where he met with equal success, reputedly personally converting over 6000 souls, until he was expelled in 1630. He spent the next ten years in Macao making occasional excursions into Canton. Allowed to return to South Vietnam in 1640, he was later arrested and imprisoned and again expelled, returning to Rome via Persia in 1646. He later obtained permission to establish a new mission in Persia, and there died at Ispahan in 1660. Bell R264. Brunet IV 1269. Cordier, Indosinica, 1619. cfCordier, Sinica, 2080. Graesse VI 104. De Backer & Sommervogel VI, 1718. Howgego R33-R34. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Heptarchy. Britanna prout divisa fuit temporibus Anglo-Saxonum praefertim durante illorum Heptarchia. [England and Wales]

      Amsterdam: c.1650 - Framed size: 730 x 630 mm. Very good condition. Copper engraving. Original hand colour. Presented in handmade wooden frame. Spectacular framed map showing the Saxon kingdoms of Britain. The map is based upon Blaeu's map of 1645, but can be readily distinguished from Blaeu's map by the addition of three compass roses, rhumb lines and sailing ships. The two sets of vignettes on either side of the map were first incorporated by Speed in his Heptarchy map of 1611 and show historical scenes in Saxon history between 456 and 662 AD. The vignettes have been completely redone by a Dutch engraver and are in the grand style of contemporary Dutch paintings. With Dutch text on the verso. A nice example of one of the most decorative maps of Britain ever published. Shirley 577.

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        Novum Organum Scientiarum PART OF BACON'S INSTAURATIO MAGNA

      1650 - Published in Leiden (Netherlands) in 1650 in Latin. Book very good, piece of spine missing at bottom of rear hinge, presentation sticker and previous owner's inscription with date on front paste-down and other previous owner's name on front free end paper. Front and rear inside hinge papers starting to detach, front free end paper detached at bottom . Paper of pages aged. Some handwritten notes and lines on pages. Overall still a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE WORKES OF THAT FAMOUS PHYSITIAN DR. ALEXANDER READ, DOCTOR OF PHYSICK, AND ONE OF THE FELLOWS OF PHYSITIAN-COLLEGE, LONDON. CONTAINING I. CHIRURGICALL LECTURES OF TUMORS AND ULCERS. II. A TREATISE ON THE FIRST PART OF CHIRURGERY, WHICH TEACHETH THE RE-UNITION OF THE PARTS OF THE BODY DIS-JOYNTED; AND THE METHODICALL DOCTRINE OF WOUNDS. III. A TREATISE OF ALL THE MUSCLES OF THE BODY OF MAN. DELIVERED IN SMALL LECTURES AT BARBAR-CHIRURGIANS-HALL, UPON TUESDAIES APPOINTED FOR THESE EXERCISES, AND THE KEEPING OF THEIR COURTS. PUBLISHED IN HIS LIFE TIME IN SEVERAL TREATISES, AND NOW IN ONE VOLUME, CORRECTED AND AMENDED

      printed by E. G. for Richard Thrale, London 1650 - Small Quarto. [8], [1]-161, 164-270, [6], 3-[206], [4], 1-[44]. According to Wing's collation, this copy appears to missing a few leaves including: 2 preliminary leaves; leaf B1 (page 1/2) of Book II; blank 2D4 following page [206] of Book II; page 44 concludes with a catchword, presumably there are as many as 8 pages lacking according to Wing, presumably an index. Rebound in early 19th century sheep with corners and marbled paper over boards; spine desiccated; separation beginning at the front hinge; textblock is sunken in the middle so that the central signatures are pushing out towards the fore-edge (images available); the textblock was tightly trimmed at the time of rebinding and there is occasional mild loss of text, usually just the shoulder notes suffer, but on a few occasions the text itself; still quite readable as any loss is minimal; text is toned throughout; names and early doodling on the verso of the title page; previous owner name on the front pastedown; endpapers show evidence of moisture exposure but there are no distinct tidelines in the textblock; while this copy has some challenges, it remains an extraordinarily scarce book; digital images can be made available upon request. (Wing R425). Good binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Portrait de la Maison Royale de Fontaine Belleau. [ Château de Fontainebleau ]

      1650 - Alexander Francini florentinus figuravit, Micael Asinius sculptit, 1 carte sous encadrement verre et bois au format 472 x 580 mm. (taille de l'encadrement : 63,5 x 72 cm), milieu XVIIe, vers 1650 Belle gravure du Château de Fontainebleau, d'après le plan dressé par Francini, gravée par Michel Lasne (1590-1667) (petites restaurations en marge, retaillée en queue, bel état par ailleurs). Langue: Français

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        Polonia Regnum, et Silesia Ducatus

      Frankfurt 1650 - The map covers the region that was then the Kingdom of Poland and the Duchy of Silesia. A pair of armorial shields and a decorative cartouche complete the composition. Signature of Merian appears at lower right.INFO AND DATE FROM OLD WORLD AUCTIONS, Size : 270x345 (mm), 10.625x13.625 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Map of Leon, Spain

      Amsterdam 1650 - WILLEM JANSZOON BLAEU 1571-1638 - JOAN BLAEU (son) 1596-1673 - CORNELIS BLAEU (son) d. c. 1642 At the beginning of the seventeenth century Amsterdam was becoming one of the wealthiest trading cities in Europe, the base of the Dutch East India Company and a center of banking and the diamond trade, its people noted for their intellectual skills and splendid craftsmanship. At this propitious time in the history of the Northern Provinces, Willem Janszoon Blaeu, who was born at Alkmaar in 1571 and trained in astronomy and the sciences by Tycho Brahe, the celebrated Danish astronomer, founded a business in Amsterdam in 1599 as a globe and instrument maker. It was not long before the business expanded, publishing maps, topographical works and books of sea charts as well as constructing globes. His most notable early work was a map of Holland (1604), a fine World Map (1605-06) and Het Licht der Zeevaerdt (The Light of Navigation), a marine atlas, which went through many editions in different languages and under a variety of titles. At the same time Blaeu was planning a major atlas intended to include the most up-to-date maps of the whole of the known world but progress on so vast a project was slow and not until he bought between 30 and 40 plates of the Mercator Atlas from Jodocus Hondius II to add to his own collection was he able to publish, in 1! 630, a 60-map volume with the title Atlantis Appendix. It was another five years before the first two volumes of his planned world atlas, Atlas Novus or the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum were issued. About this time he was appointed Hydrographer to the East India Company. In 1638 Blaeu died and the business passed into the hands of his sons, Joan and Cornelis, who continued and expanded their father's ambitious plans. After the death of Cornelis, Joan directed the work alone and the whole series of 6 volumes was eventually completed about 1655. As soon as it was finished he began the preparation of the even larger work, the Atlas Major, which reached publication in 1662 in II volumes (later editions in 9-12 volumes) and contained nearly 6oo double-page maps and 3,000 pages of text. This was, and indeed remains, the most magnificent work of its kind ever produced; perhaps its geographical content was not as up-to-date or as accurate as its author could have wished, but any deficiencies in that direction were more than compensated for by the fine engraving and coloring, the elaborate cartouches and pictorial and heraldic detail and especially the splendid calligraphy. In 1672 a disastrous fire destroyed Blaeu's printing house in the Gravenstraat and a year afterwards Joan Blaeu died. The firm's surviving stocks of plates and maps were gradually dispersed, some of the plates being bought by F. de Wit and Schenk and Valck, before final closure in about 1695. It ought to be mentioned here that there is often confusion between the elder Blaeu and his rival Jan Jansson (Johannes Janssonius). Up to about 1619 Blaeu often signed his works Guilielmus Janssonius or Willems Jans Zoon but after that time he seems to have decided on Guilielmus or G. Blaeu

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        Operum theologicorum exegeticorum Hrsg. von Johann Philipp Pareus. 4 Teile in 3 Bänden.

      Rosa, Frankfurt 1628 (1 u. 2) u. Chouet, Genf 1650 (3 u. 4 in 1 Bd.). Mit 1 gest. Titelvignette, 1 Holzschnittdruckermarke, 2 Porträts gest. von M.Merian, Vignetten u. Initialen. Pergament d.Zeit mit handgeschr. Rückentiteln u. geprägten Einbandvignetten. - Einbände etwas bestoßen u. angeschmutzt. Gelenke angeplatzt. Bd. 1 Vorderdeckel lose. Bd. 2 Rücken teils gelöst. Schließbänder fehlen. Meist gebräunt u. teils stärker stockfleckig. Besitzvermerke u. Einträge von alter Hand: C. H. van Heimenberg 1729, u.a. Der Theologe und Ireniker David Pareus (1548-1622), Schüler von Zacharias Ursinus, Prof. in Heidelberg, gilt als "einer der bedeutenden Theologen der ref. Frühorthodoxie zwischen 1559 und 1619" (NDB XX,66) u. gab u.a. 1587-88 die Neustadter Bibel heraus.

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        COURT AND CHARACTER OF KING JAMES. Written and Taken by Sir A.W., Being and Eye and Eare Witness.

      London By R.I. to be sold by John Wright 1650 - Scarce first edition. With the rare portrait frontispiece and engraved titlepage. Small 8vo [132 by 80mm], full contemporary calf, sometime sympathetically and expertly rebacked to correctly marry the boards which are paneled in blind in ornate fashion with floral corner-pieces also in blind, edges with a double-ruled gilt fillet line, edges gilt tooled, the spine with double-ruled gilt raised bands and a red morocco label ruled and lettered in gilt. [x], 197 pp. A nice copy indeed, being well preserved and a complete copy of this scarce work, with light typical age mellowing. The binding is sturdy and still attractive. SCARCE FIRST EDITION WITH THE RARELY ENCOUNTERED PORTRAIT FRONTISPIECE. A SELDOM ENCOUNTERED CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNT OF KING JAMES I WRITTEN BY A MEMBER OF HIS COURT. ONLY A SMALL HANDFUL OF COPIES HAVE APPEARED IN RECENT YEARS. The work has long been attributed to Anthony Weldon, due somewhat to its not overly flattering portrayal of the monarch and due to its publication within a few months of Weldon’s death. The justification for the criticism inherent in the book is usually presumed to be because of Weldon’s dismissal from the royal court. At first a popular courtier, Weldon wrote an assessment of the Scottish people which was far from positive and the former James VI of Scotland did not take kindly to it. While these attributions and assumptions have held for centuries there are nowadays opinions emanating from more modern scholarship which challenges both the authorship of the book and the story of Weldon’s dismissal from court. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il conquisto di Granata poema heroico con gli argomenti del Signor Flaminio Calvi

      In Modana. Appresso Bartolomeo Soliani. M DC L. (1650) - Un volume in-4° (217 x 168 mm), pp. (8), 256; antiporta calcografica incisa da Bartolomeo Coriolano. Legatura in mezza percaline con dorso a quattro nervi; titolo in oro al dorso; tagli a spruzzo. Fregi e finalini silografici. Bruniture e una lieve gora nel margine esterno delle ultime carte, per il resto buon esemplare completo. Prima edizione del poema eroico del Graziani, segretario di Francesco d’Este duca di Modena e Accademico della Crusca. L’opera godette di una notevole fama (al Conquisto s’ispirò Leopardi per il suo Consalvo sia per la circostanza dell’amore che giunge in punto di morte sia per i nomi di Consalvo ed Elvira, protagonisti del Canto) e – secondo il Gamba, Serie, 1937 – il poema «occupa il secondo posto dopo la Gerusalemme». Graesse, III, p. 141; Vinciana 2779; scheda ICCU, VEAE\000489 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LEGATURA CARDINALIZIA.

      1650 circa. 1650 - In folio. Cm.42x28. Bazzana scura, stemma cardinalizio inquadrato da doviziosi fregi in oro a loro volta riquadrati da motivo floreale. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histori of pracktycke der dieven.

      Utrecht, Esdras Snellaert, z.j. [ca. 1650]. - 12mo. (VIII)+640 pp. Met gegrav. titel. Gebonden. Perkament uit de tijd. Goed ex. (Spoor van oud labeltje op rug; papier wat verbruind). * Zeldzame Nederlandse vertaling van Histoire générale des larrons. Verdeeld in drie afdelingen: I. De ongehoorde wreedheden en schelmeryen der struyck-roovers en straet-schenders; II. De listige bedriegeryen en subtijlheden der beurse-snijders; III. De snoode schalckheden, valsheytstratagemen vande potters en gauw dieven. Met aan het eind een lijst der dieventaal: "Gielers Vocabulaer. Hael tael". - Ref.: De Vries 148; Scheepers I, 422; Buisman 324 (andere eds.). "Uitgebreide verzameling van gauwdievenstreken en moorden, meerendeels in Frankrijk voorgevallen" (De Vries).

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        Lucans Pharsalia: or The Civil-Wars of Rome, Between Pompey the great and Julius Caesar / A Continuation of Lucans Historicall Poem till the Death of Julius Caesar.

      William Bentley, London 1650 - Translation by Thomas May. Two volumes. 24mo. Rebound in half black calf with marbled paper over boards, gilt, compartments. (10pp), 261pp; (8pp), 122pp. All edges gilt. Very good. Tight and quite handsome. Frontispiece (Volume I), Volume II engraved title page, marbled endpapers. Miniscule "Tout Binder" inkstamped on inner flyleaf of each volume. Tight and handsome pair of the fourth enlarged and corrected edition of this 1627 work. A poem by May's friend Ben Johnson ("To my chosen Friend, The learned Translator of Lucan, Thomas May, Esquire") follows the brief biography of Lucan that opens the first volume. Bookplate of noted collector William S. Stone on the front flyleaf of each volume and, more interesting, the bookplate of H. Buxton Forman graces each front pastedown -- likely a printed reproduction of Forman's engraved bookplate, added by Anderson Galleries when they auctioned off Forman's books in April 1920. Forman (1842-1917) was an English bibliographer of Keats and Shelley and antiquarian bookseller who entered the ranks of book collecting infamy when he partnered with notorious collector Thomas J. Wise in creating phony literary pamphlets featuring previously-unknown first appearances of poems by many noted poets of the day, which were then sold for substantial sums; their large-scale fraud wouldn't be widely known until Graham Pollard and John Carter's 1934 "An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets" spelled it all out in detail. Forman's bookplate features a profile image of a full-bearded young Forman in his study surrounded by books and a bust of Shelley, apparently transcribing a text with quill pen. An inner flyleaf in each volume bears Forman's pencilled initials and the date "13-10-90"; a neatly, boldly pencilled note on the verso of this leaf in Volume I, likely in his hand, notes: "Fourth Edition enlarged by the author. A very popular work highly praised by Ben Johnson. This edition appeared the year of his death, which was caused by an undue fondness for conviviality. Marvell penned the following words to him. 'As one put drink into the packet boat, John [sic] May was hurried hence and did not know't.'" May (1595-1650) was an English poet, playwright and parliamentarian historian, and Lucan (39-65 A.D.) was a Spanish-born Roman poet and one-time Nero favorite who got on the emperor's bad side and ended up committing suicide, his epic poem "Pharsalia" being his sole surviving work. While it's not known for painstaking historical accuracy, it is highly regarded for its exciting conveyance of the horrors of civil war. A beautiful and quite scarce pair in handsome late 19th century bindings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Christian Directory

      ONT>6.5 by4.5, (29), 758pp 1650 - A scarcesecond edition of The Christian Directoryby Robert Parsons, publishedin protest against Edmund Buny's Protestant revision. Bound in leather with blindstamped decoration. The Second Edition, Revised. Possibly Antwerp but this is conjectured from Wing. Scarce. The First Edition was known as The First Booke of Christian Exercise, Appertayning to Resolution. This edition includes a Preface, containing certain notes upon a false Edition of the same Book by M. Edmund Buny, together with his Treatise of pacification, and some other matter needfull to be read, before the Book it self. The title page is missing. Otherwise the work is complete. This isESTC record, R32170 and the text is complete. With a note on the front pastedown, [Parsons Jesuit (Robert)] Christian Directorie with reproofe of the falsified edition by E Buny. Two parts in one volume. . . This is Parsons' original version, enlarged. Lacks lear p305-206. 550. Refers on p755 to this as the 'Second edition'. Only three copies noted in STC. During his first months at Rouen he wrote his most influential work, The First Booke of the Christian Exercise, Appertayning to Resolution (Rouen, 1582; revised editions of 1585 and 1607 were known as The Christian Directory. . . This persuasive and forceful work guided the reader informally along a line of argument roughly equivalent to the initial stages of the Ignatian spiritual exercises. It was immediately recognized by protestants as a dangerously effective means of advancing the recusant cause, to the extent that a Calvinist divine, Edmund Bunny, felt it necessary to issue a heavily edited version, free of all specifically Roman Catholic doctrine and idiom. Bunny's version, A Book of Christian Exercise, Appertaining to Resolution, enjoyed phenomenal success as one of the most frequently reprinted of Elizabethan books, while the Catholic version, invariably called the Resolution, was a standard item in lists of Catholic books secretly distributed in England. (DNB)Robert Persons, 1546 1610, later known as Robert Parsons, was an English Jesuit priest. He accompanied Edmund Campion, who was later canonized, on Campion's mission to aid English Catholics in 1580. After Campion's capture, torture, and execution, Parsons left England, never to return. He was associated with Cardinal William Allen in his hopes of a swift conquest of England by the Spanish Armada. With the failure of that enterprise, he spent nine years in Spain. Recalled to Rome in 1585, he was professed there 1587 and sent to Spain at the close of 1588. Persons was successful, and then made use of the royal favour to found the seminaries of Valladolid, Seville, and Madrid and the residences of San-Lucar and of Lisbu, which became a college in 1622. Already in 1582 he had founded a school at Eu, in Picardy, in France, the first English Catholic boys' school since the Reformation; and he now succeeded in establishing at St Omer a larger institution to which the boys from Eu were transferred, and which, after a long and romantic history, still flourishes as Stonyhurst College at Stonyhurst. He had hoped to succeed Allen as Cardinal on the latter's death. Unsuccessful, he was rewarded with the rectorship of the English College at Rome, the most important seminary for English Catholic priests. Condition: The binding is loose in places. The front board andfront endpapers are detached and the rear inner hinge is strained. Pages 305-206 are missing. At least the first twelve pages, pages 355-366 and756-758 are partially detached. There is wear to the extremities, including bumping and rubbing. Internally the pageshave slight browning andbackground tidemarks to the page edges, with spots and handling marks. Pages 317-320and 755-758have small marginal blackening. The first page has a small closed tear and ink marks. Thereis anink inscription on the front blank. Overall the condition is good only. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De Quatuor Linguis Commentationis, Pars Prior: Quae, De Lingua Hebraica: Et, De Lingua Saxonica,

      Typis J. Flesher, London (Londini) 1650 - 12mo. (6),418,(2),72,(12)pp. Contemporary full vellum; manuscript title; later (but still early) leather lettering pieces, gilt. One leaf with a chart of the Saxon alphabet. Also contains Somner's annotated version of Lipsius' glossary: "Guilielmi Somneri, Cantuariensis, ad verba vetera germanica, a v. Cl. Justo Lipsio epis. cent. III. ad Belgas, epis. XLIV, collecta, notae." Only part issued; the other two languages contemplated (Latin and Greek) were never issued Title page in red and black. A fine copy. Wing C801. ESTC R10985. Rare. In Latin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Musurgia Universalis [Subtitle]: sive ars magna consoni et dissoni in X libros digesta. Qua universa sonorum doctrina, et philosophia, musicaeque... aperiuntur et demonstrantur. Tomus I [-II qui continet... musicam mirificam... magiam consoni et dissoni... harmoniam mundi]

      Rome: Francesco Corbelletti [II Ludovico Grignani]. 1650. 2 volumes. Folio. Early mid-tan half calf with marbled boards with spine in decorative compartments and leather title labels gilt. & & Volume I: 1f. (fine full-page engraved pictorial title by Baronius after a drawing by Paul Schor, incorporating a Canon Angelicus for 9 choirs of 36 voices), 1f. (recto title with vignette, verso contents), 1f. (fine full-page dedicatory engraving of Leopold-Guillaume, Archduke of Austria, by Paul Ponti after Paul Schor, dated 1649), 9ff., 690 (=692) pp. + 11 numbered plates (I-X, XIII) printed on one side of each of 10 leaves. & & Volume II: 2ff. (title with vignette, fine full-page engraved frontispiece), 462 pp. + 18 ff. (indexes and errata) + 12 numbered plates (XI-XI, XIV-XXXIII) printed on one side of each of 11 leaves. & & The two volumes thus contain 3 unnumbered full-page plates together with 23 numbered plates printed on 21 leaves (plates IV and V are printed on a single leaf, as are plates XI and XII). The plates are all finely engraved and illustrate a variety of musical instruments including the harpsichord, organ, strings and winds. With numerous woodcut illustrations, diagrams, tables, etc. within text, including many of musical instruments. Musical examples printed typographically in diamond-head notation, including many of various musical forms including multiple contrapuntal part-writing. Occasional early manuscript annotations, including corrections to pp. 88, 89, 308 of Volume I and pp. 94, 96, 105 and 108 of Volume II and early ownership signature to upper outer corner of title (slightly trimmed), most probably in the same hand.& & Binding refurbished; corners and edges somewhat worn. Some browning, spotting and occasional minor staining and edges tears; several marginal tears repaired; some mispagination to Volume I at pp. 554- 560 and errors in pagination from page 577 on. . First Edition. Damschroder pp. 139-140. Cortot pp. 99-100. Hirsch I, 266. Gregory-Bartlett I, p. 135. Wolffheim I, 732. RISM BVI p. 449. & & An extraordinary undertaking by this Jesuit polymath, sometimes referred to as "the last Renaissance man," author of approximately 40 works in a diversity of disciplines. The Musurgia was an attempt to present the entire body of musical knowledge up to Kircher's time, and is particularly valuable for both its engraved plates of musical instruments and its inclusion of extensive musical examples, many of which are complete 16th and 17th century works chosen to illustrate various styles. The work is widely considered to have been a great success, with Kircher's wide-ranging and insightful scholarship. & & "... Musurgia universalis, one of the really influential works of music theory, was drawn upon by almost every later German music theorist until well into the 18th century..."& & "... Much of Kircher’s contrapuntal doctrine derives from Zarlino, and in this and some other respects Musurgia universalis presents a synthesis of 16th- and 17th-century Italian and German compositional practices. A specifically German feature, however, is the description of the affective nature of music, in which Kircher brought the concept of musica pathetica into relation with the formal constructive elements of rhetorical doctrine..." & & "... His ideas concerning the classification of musical styles, based on sociological as well as national characteristics, are also original and important for the study of Baroque music... Although he was apparently not a practising musician he was able to identify the best music composed and performed in his own (and earlier) times. In Musurgia universalis he quoted frequently extensive music examples from composers such as Agazzari, Gregorio Allegri, Carissimi, Froberger, Gesualdo, Kapsberger, Domenico Mazzocchi and Morales. Other aspects of his treatise that contribute to an understanding of 17th-century musical thought include the lengthy discussions of acoustics, musical instruments..., the history of music in ancient cultures and the therapeutic value of music." George J. Buelow in Grove online& & Copies of this monumental work are often found to be lacking one or more plates and, in addition, are usually quite trimmed. The present copy is complete and has good margins throughout. & & Arguably the most spectacular 17th century book on music; a cornerstone of the literature.

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