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        Abel redevivus, or, The dead yet speaking : the lives and deaths of the moderne divines

      Tho. Brudenell / John Stafford 1651 - [15], 440, [20], 441-596 p. : ports. Fine modern leather binding, with Moroccan leather spine label. New end pages. Early marginalia, in a legible hand. Hint of toning. Consists of biographical sketches of various Protestant divines and theologians by Fuller, Daniel Featley, Thomas Gataker, and others, with occasional verse by Francis Quarles and John Quarles. The portrait and 20 p. inserted after p. 440, containing "The life and death of the late reverend and worthy prelate, Lancelot Andrewes" by Henry Isaacson, were also issued separately with title: An exact narration of the life and death of Lancelot Andrewes. Wing F-2400. Wing I-1058. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Apparato alle antichità di Capua o vero Discorsi della Campania Felice di Camillo Pellegrino Figl. di Aless. Con tre racconti di ciò che in essi si contiene...

      Francesco Savi 1651 Pellegrino, Camillo. Napoli, Francesco Savio, 1651. Apparato alle antichità di Capua o vero Discorsi della Campania Felice di Camillo Pellegrino Figl. di Aless. Con tre racconti di ciò che in essi si contiene... In - 4°, pergamena molle coeva. (92), 780 pp. con stemma di S. Paolino vescovo di Nola n.t. ed una grande carta geografica della Campania Felice incisa in rame ripiegata più volte f.t. Bellissimo e fresco esemplare dell' edizione originale. Lozzi, 1061: >. Lubrano, 919: >. Manca alla Bibl. Platneriana. Soria, Storici di Napoli, p. 477. Minieri Riccio, Scrittori del Regno di Napoli, p. 262.

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        The Faithful Councellor: Or the Marrow of the Law in English...

      1651. "The Marrow of the Law" Sheppard, William [d. 1675]. The Faithful Councellor: Or the Marrow of the Law in English. In Two Parts. The First, Methodically and Plainly Shewing, How Any Action May be Warrantably Laid in the Common Law, For Relief in Most Causes of Wrongs Done; In Which is Handled Many of the Special and Most Useful Heads of the Law Now in Practice. The Second, By Way of Appendix, In What Cases, And for What Injuries Relief is to be Had in the High Court of Chancery; Wherein is Set Forth Very Much of the Learning Touching the Jurisdiction and Method of Proceedings in That Court. With an Exact Alphabetical Table of the Most Material Things Contained in Each Chapter. Published by Authority. London: Printed by R[obert]. W[hite] for E. Dod, N. Ekins, T. Brewster, and G. Moule, 1651. Part I Only. [vi], 164, 177-368, 553-703, [13] pp. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards and spine. Light rubbing to extremities, a few shallow scuffs to boards, joints just starting at ends, corners bumped and lightly worn, front pastedown loose, rear endleaves lacking. Moderate toning to text, faint dampstaining to foot of text block, faint dampspotting in a few places, edgewear to preliminaries, a few text leave and a few index leaves. Early owner signatures and a small inkstain to title page, interior otherwise clean. An appealing copy. * First edition. Sheppard's comprehensive account of common and chancery law procedure is important for being written and published in English, rather than Latin or Law French, the language of the courts and the legal profession. Its purpose was political, in the broadest sense, as much as legal, to stabilize the new Commonwealth by making its legal system comprehensible to the common man and amenable to reform, thereby lending legitimacy to the state and to the legal profession. Digested alphabetically by topic, it is also one of the first legal encyclopedias in English. This book was reissued in 1653. A second part was published in 1654. Matthews, William Sheppard, Cromwell's Law Reformer 97-99. English Short-Title Catalogue R19496..

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        Joannis MiltonI Angli Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio Contra Claudii Anonymi, alias Salmasii, Defensionem Regiam., ALSO BOUND IN: [King Charles I] Defensio Regia, pro Carolo I. Ad Serenissimum Magnae Britanniae Regem Carolum II. Filium natu majorem, Heredem & Successorem legitimum. [By C. de Saumaise].

      Pro Populo: Londini, [London] Typis Du-Gardianis, Anno Domini . Defensio Regia: Sumptibus Regiis Anno M D C XLIX []. In fact both works were printed in Amsterdam by Louis Elzevir., , 1651 - Twelvemo, leaf size 118x72mm. In period mottled brown calf, rubbed at extremities, recently rebacked in period style with three raised bands on spine. Arms of 'Leopold Joseph, Graf Lamberg', with the initial 'M' above, gilt on the front board. All edges speckled red. 'Pro Populo': [20], 244 pages, signatures A-L12; ownership inscription on title-page: ‘Stubenberg | Biblioth’; British Library Shelfmark 521.a.16(2); ESTC R31234. 'Defensio Regia', 468 pages, signatures A-T12, V6. THIS SETTING IS NOT RECORDED BY ANY BIBLIOGRAPHIC DATABASE WE HAVE CONSULTED. ESTC returns three copies of this work dated 1649, all of which have fewer pages than our copy. Crisp, tight and clean. An excellent little volume with two early editions bound together. This setting of Defensio Regio appears to be very rare indeed. (Further information and photographs available on request.)

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        Le Zolle historische catanee, di Giovan Battista Guarneri. Dell' origine di Catania, patria di S. Agata ; del suo martirio ; della sua traslatione ; di trionfo della sua festa ; delle liberationi della sua patria

      Catanta: Nel Palazzo Dell Illustriff Senato. Per Giovanni Roffi 1651, 1651. Book measure 8 1/4 x 6 inches. Collation, [18], 308,pp, engraved frontis, folding plan of Chatana. Large folding broadside bound in at the end, '' bando e comandamento d'ordine dell'ill mo senato regio consiliario, e capitan d' armi a guerra di questa chiarissma, e fedelissima città di Catan ''announcement and commandment Order of the Ill mo Senate consiliario Royal, and Captain d 'weapons in this war chiarissma, and loyal city of Catania ''. Bound in later quarter calf, cloth boards, gilt bands. Calf rubbed, with some wear loss, hinge joints weak. Binding holding firm. Internally, frontis laid down, lacking some of the engraved surface, margin trimmed, 2 printed title pages, first title has period or early name in ink, second title, bound to tighly on inner margin, [ could be eased ), 2 small margin holes, not affecting text, some occasional light browning or light staining. Generally the binding and text could do with a binders attention. But a nice copy of a rare books, with the extra broadside bound in. . First Edition. Quarto.

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        Experimenta nova anatomica

      Paris: Sebstian Cramoisy & Gabriel Cramoisy, 1651. Pecquet, Jean (1622-1674). Experimenta nova anatomica, quibus incognitum hactenus chyli receptaculum, & ab eo per thoracem in ramos usque subclavios vasa lactea deteguntur. 4to. [12], 108pp. Text engravings, including full-page engraving on p. 21. Paris: Sebastian Cramoisy and Gabriel Cramoisy, 1651. 222 x 170 mm. (uncut). Limp boards ca. 1651, title in ink on spine, minor worm traces inside both covers, light wear and soiling, minor repairs to spine. Portion of front free endpaper torn away, evidence of stamp removal from lower margin of final leaf, minor foxing and toning, but a very good uncut copy. First Edition. In his experiments with live dogs Pecquet discovered the thoracic duct and chyle reservoir (receptaculum chylii), which had been sought after since Aselli?s discovery of the chyliferous vessels (lacteals) in dogs in 1627. Pecquet correctly described the termination of the chyliferous vessels (Aselli's ?lacteal veins?) in the chyle reservoir, refuting the erroneous notion that the vessels ended in the liver; he also described the junction of the thoracic duct at the union of the jugular and subclavical veins. Pecquet?s discovery clarified for the first time the process of absorption in digestion. Garrison-Morton.com 1094. Norman 1676. Norman, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, 28A.

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        De auri tinctura, sive auro potabili vero.

      Amsterdam, Janssonius, 1651. - (16 x 9,5 cm). 22 (2w) S. Halbpergamentband aus altem Material. Erste lateinische Ausgabe. - "In dieser Schrift lehrt Glauber, Gold in eine einnehmbare Form zu bringen. Dieser Versuch ist ziemlich alt; schon Paracelsus hatte sich mit diesem Problem befaßt. Diese Erfindung empfiehlt er als Arzneimittel gegen alle möglichen Leiden und Gebrechen. Er verspricht sich von einem so edlen Metall auch eine große Wirkung. In neuerer Zeit fanden sowohl in der Allopathie als auch in der Homöopathie Goldzubereitungen wieder Eingang" (Gugel). - Linke untere Ecke durchgehend mit schwachem braunem Fleck. Einband leicht berieben, sonst gut erhalten. - Partington II, 344 (G 1); Gugel 2; Duveen 252; Ferguson I, 323; Dünnhaupt 6.II.1 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'anima illuminata. Poema sacro del Marchese Gio. Sigismondo Gonzaga

      Appresso gli Osanna 1651 In 4, pp. 198 + (2). Timb. di est. bibl. al f. M. pl. ottocentesca con fregi e tassello al d. Edizione originale di questo poema sacro in sette libri. Opera rara. Un solo esemplare censito in ICCU. Magnaguti, Gli Osanna p. 40. Vinciana, 2774. Quadrio, VI, p. 257. ITA

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        Ai valorosi Cavalieri di Mezzogiorno

      Niccolo? Galeotti 1651 stampa popolare 31x42 cm, in cornice tipografica. Sfida da parte dei ?Cavalieri di Tramontana? capitanati dal ?Cavalier Caspiceandro?, per uno scontro da tenersi ?il giorno quarto di Gennaio?, in occasione del tradizionale Gioco del Ponte pisano.

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        Leviathan,

      London: for Andrew Crooke, , 1651 [but actually c.1695-1702?]. or, The Matter, Form, and Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiastical and Civil. Folio in fours (325 x 199 mm). Contemporary mottled calf at some time neatly rebacked with the original decorative gilt spine laid down, early 19th century green morocco label, red speckled edges. Engraved allegorical title page, folding letterpress table. Armorial bookplate (on verso of letterpress title) of Sir Simon Harcourt, first Viscount Harcourt (1661?-1727), lawyer and politician, solicitor-general under Queen Anne; early 19th century armorial bookplate of Harcourt on front pastedown, possibly that of Field Marshal William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt (1743-1830). Front joint partially split but sound, head of spine chipped, small wormhole through blank lower margin of first two gatherings, scattered foxing, one or two gatherings browned, a good wide-margined copy. First edition, third state, of one of the most famous books of the 17th century: "This book produced 'a fermentation in English thought not surpassed until the advent of Darwinism'" (Pforzheimer quoting DNB). This is the so-called "Ornaments" issue. "The true first edition of the English Leviathan is the so-called 'Head' edition (the name of this and the other early editions is taken from the printer's devices which appear on the title page), published in April or May 1651... Although three editions bear the date 1651, it seems that only one edition was actually published in that year... [Noel Malcolm] argues that the 'Ornaments' [edition] dates from 1695-1702 on the basis of publishing data" (Glen Newey, The Routledge Guidebook to Hobbes' Leviathan, 2014, p. 41). In fact, Noel Malcolm, in his expansive and authoritative Oxford edition of Leviathan (2014) states that "it must be emphasised that O [the 'Ornaments' edition] is not an inferior edition, and neither is it even an edition of the same sort and rank as other editions. Rather, it constitutes Hobbes's Ausgabe letzer Hand [definitive edition] and is as such undoubtedly superior to both H ['Head' ornament issue] and B ['Bear' ornament issue]. In other words, O deserves the most serious attention and consideration in all respects".

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        Idea Principis Christiano Politici 101 sijmbolis expressa

      Apud Iacobum van Meurs, Amstelodami 1651 - In 24, pp. (24) + 831 + (4) + (1b). Front. inc. all'acq. 101 simboli incisi all'acq. n.t. Forellino al front. e qualche lieve strappetto ai margg. delle prime 10 cc. Lieve mancanza al p. ant. Legatura in cartonat. coevo. Ed. orig. di quest'opera di emblematica con ricca raffigurazione di emblemi politici e spiegazione di ciascuno di essi. Nell'opera l'A. intende educare il perfetto principe cristiano e spiegare il proprio concetto di autorita', che e'Âantimachiavellica, nemica di finzioni e di inganni, e in armonia con le idee cristiane.ÂL'opera e' frutto dell'esperienza politica dell'A., supportata da vasta erudizione, unita al gusto barocco di dettare massime trasformandole in emblemi. Diego de Saavedra Fajardo (1584-1648), scrittore e diplomatico spagnolo, fu segretario del cardinale Gaspare Borgia, ebbe importanti missioni diplomatiche a Vienna, Ratisbona, Bruxelles. Verhelst, 371. Landwher, p. 241. Daly-Manning, p. 226. Sampson, p. 15 (II ediz. 1659). LAT

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        Reliquiae Wottonianae Or, A Collection of Lives, Letters, Poems; With Characters of Sundry Personages: And other Incomparable Pieces of Language and Art By the Curious Pensil of the Ever Memorable Sr Henry Wotton Kt, Late Provost of Eton College

      London: Marriot, Bedel, Garthwait, 1651. First edition.. Hardcover. 8vo. (6 x 3.5 inches). pp.530. Four engraved portraits. Full calf gilt, rubbed, marked, scuffed. Spine rubbed. All edges gilt. Some light staining affecting top edge and text circa pp.40-207 and similar to pp.349-504. This staining is very light and does not affect the legibility of the text or the stability of the paper. Bookplate of Holbrook Jackson to front pastedown. Signed Holbrook Jackson to front free endpaper, dated 1914, with gift inscription in ink by Holbrook Jackson. 'Given to his friend Frederick Richardson, July 1932'. (There follows a five-line quotation from The Anatomy of Bibliomania, ii, 54, in Jackson's hand). To the foot of the ffep is another statement in ink initialled by HJ: 'Bought at Everard Cheynell's Serendipity Shop in 1914'. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good copy. The first collected edition of the works of Henry Wotton. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Le tableau de la croix représenté dans les cérémonies de la Sainte messe EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez F. Mazot, 1651. Fine. Chez F. Mazot, à Paris 1651, Pet. in 8 (115x16cm), 47f., relié. - First edition, rare. Book entirely engraved 88 pages (with text and figures), and illustrated with a portrait of Charles William of Aubespine Gheyn, a beautiful frontispiece title by Collin. The first part consists of 68 pages: the litany. It consists of a frontispiece from one figure to the left of an episode of the Mass and a prayer right (French and Latin) with two figures of saints on foot. The book continues with other litanies of 4 pages with figures of saints, and a litany to Jesus, with his portrait and a litany to the Virgin also with a portrait; the texts are in the center of historical scenes in a frame. Finally 8 pages of psalms engraved with 7 historical scenes in a broad framework. Full morocco red vintage. Back tooled raised the grotesque. boards adorned with a succession of 4 framing consist of three nets and angle irons. Higher Cap threadbare. 2 corners bumped. Traces of clasps with minor losses. Friction. Scribbles on endpapers. Nice copy, fresh. Manual copy Mass in the religious and spiritual life illustration of the seventeenth century. The spirituality of the collection is based on the mystical assimilation acts of passion and phases of the sacrifices of the mass. "One of the three major publications whose carvings are indicative of the characteristic tendencies of religious illustration that date. "Jeanne Duportal (Studies on the books to figures of the seventeenth century). --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare. Ouvrage entièrement gravé de 88 pages (avec texte et figures), et illustré d'un portrait de Charles de l'Aubespine par Guillaume de Gheyn, d'un beau titre frontispice par Collin. Une première partie est constituée de 68 pages : les litanies. Elle se compose d'un frontispice, d'une figure à gauche d'un épisode de la messe et à droite d'une oraison (français et latin) avec deux figures de saints en pied. Le livre se poursuit par d'autres litanies sur 4 pages avec des figures de saints, puis une litanie à Jesus, avec son portrait, puis une litanie à la vierge également avec un portrait ; les textes sont situés au centre de scènes historiées dans un encadrement. Enfin 8 pages gravées de psaumes avec 7 scènes historiées dans un large encadrement. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné à la grotesque. Plats ornés d'une succession de 4 encadrement constitués de trois filets et de fers angulaires. Coiffe supérieure élimée. 2 coins émoussés. Traces de fermoirs avec petits manques. Frottements. Griffonnages sur les pages de garde. Bel exemplaire, frais. Manuel de la messe exemplaire dans l'illustration religieuse et la vie spirituelle du XVIIe siècle. La spiritualité du recueil repose sur l'assimilation mystique des actes de la passion et des phases du sacrifices de la messe. « L'une des trois publications importantes dont les gravures sont révélatrices des tendances caractéristiques de l'illustration religieuse à cette date. » Jeanne Duportal (Etudes sur les livres à figures du XVIIème siècle).

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        Vita venerabilis P. Camilli de Lellis Fundatoris Ordinis Clericolrum Regularium infirmis ministrantium

      1651. relié. DeCollection. Haeredum Corbelletti, Romae, 1651. In-12 (16 x 9 cm) reliure postérieure en plein velin, titre manuscrit sur le dos, décor doré sur les plats, tranches rouges, 2 f., frontispice, 4 f., 576 p. Quelques menus défauts : 1 page doublée (intercalée à la fin de l'ouvrage), 2 feuillets d'index intervertis. Saint Camille de Lellis (1550 - 1614) eut une jeunesse frivole et mouvementée. Après un incurable ulcère à la jambe qui lui fit rencontrer la foi, il fut infirmier à Rome. Il est le fondateur de l'ordre des Camilliens (clercs réguliers des Infirmes) et, à ce titre, est le protecteur avec Saint Jean de Dieu des hôpitaux et des malades.

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        Opus de Iudiciis divinis, quae deus in hoc mundo exercet. Conscriptum & divisum in quatuor Tomos. Iudiciorum divinorum quae Deus in hoc mundo exercet. Tomus primus.

      Haenlin, Ingolstadt 1651 - ( Hier der erste von offenbar 4 erschienenen Teilen: In lateinischer Sprache ) 3 n.n. Blätter, CCLX Seiten, Zwischentitel, 472 Seiten, blindgeprägter Pergamentband der Zeit mit 2 Schließenresten, 8° ( 20 x 15 cm ). Einband stärker fleckig ( Vorderdeckel stark fleckig ), berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Einbandrücken mit handschriftlichem Vermerk von alter Hand. Innen Titelblatt und erste Seiten mit schwachem Wasserrand zur unteren Ecke, wenige Seiten gering fleckig, Zwischentitel zum Seitenrand hin mit kleinem Einriß. Innen von insgesamt guter Erhaltung, die beiden Titelblätter mit gestochenen Vignetten, einige Seiten etwas eselsohrig. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 1100 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        BAD REICHENHALL. - Karte. Karte des Gebietes um Bad Reichenhall mit Berchtesgaden und dem Königsee, im Westen bis nach Aschau.

      - Kol. Holzschnitt nach Philipp Apian, 1651, 30,5 x 41,5 cm. Vgl. Cartographia Bavariae S. 69/70. - Blatt 23 der 24-teiligen, nach Apian gestochenen Bayernkarte. - Mit wenigen kleinen hinterlegten Randeinrissen. Mit feinem Flächenkolorit.

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        Exercitationes de Generatione animalium. Quibus accedunt quaedam De Partu: de Membranis ac humoribus Uteri: & de Conceptione

      Apud Joannem Janssonium, Amstelodami 1651 - Legatura coeva in piena pelle con fili oro ai piatti e sigla di appartenenza in oro al piatto anteriore (dorso a nervi rifattoì e tracce di usura). Carte di guardia rinnovate. Buoni interni. Edizione contemporanea dell originale di Londra, la seconda stampata in Olanda. Opera di grande importanza per gli studi di embriologia. Krivatsy, 5345. 12mo (cm. 13), 18 cc.nn. (compresa antiporta figurata e ultima bianca), 415 (5) pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        London' Blame, If Not Its Shame: Manifested by the Great Neglect of the Fishery...

      London Printed for T. J. at the South Entrance of the Royal Exchange 1651. G+ : in good condition plus. Rebound. Some minor edge wear. Neat initials on title page. Some light scattered browning to leaves [First Edition] Half leather marbled board cover 190mm x 140mm (7" x 6"). 14pp.

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        The CONTINUATION Of An HISTORICALL DISCOURSE, Of The GOVERNMENT Of ENGLAND, Untill the End of the Reigne of Queene ELIZABETH. With a Preface, being a Vindication of the Ancient Way of Parliaments in England.

      London: Printed by Tho: Roycroft, for Mathew Walbancke, and Henry Twyford ... 1651. [28], 307, [9] pp. Bound with Selden's 1647 HISTORICALL DISCOURSE (Wing B348B), TavBooks ID #36801. Price is for both works. Binding - Fine. Text block - Very Good.

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        Don Bertran de cigarral. (Don Bertrand de Cigarral). Comedie.

      Paris, Augustin Courbe, Palais en la Salle des Merciers, 1651.. 13 x 7.5 cm. 103 pp. Broche. / Softcover. Bon exemplaire. Premier plat de couverture detache de l'ouvrage. Texte auni mais tres propre. Couverture en papier.. Avec privilege du Roy. Represente pour la premiere fois au mois de mai 1651 au Theatre du Marais. [La Scene est Madrid.] Thomas Corneille (20 August 1625 - 8 December 1709) was a French dramatist. Born in Rouen some nineteen years after his brother Pierre, the "great Corneille", Thomas's skill as a poet seems to have shown itself early. At the age of fifteen he composed a play in Latin which was performed by his fellow-pupils at the Jesuit school in Rouen, the College de Bourbon (now the Lycee Pierre Corneille). His first play in the French language, Les Engagements du hasard, was probably first performed at the Hotel de Bourgogne in 1647, although not published until 1656. Le Feint Astrologue, imitated from the Spanish of Pedro Calderon de la Barca, and itself imitated in Dryden's An Evening's Love, came the following year. After his brother's death, Thomas succeeded his vacant chair in the Academie francaise. He then turned his attention to philology, producing a new edition of the Remarques of CF Vaugelas in 1687, and in 1694 a dictionary of technical terms, intended to supplement that of the Academy. A complete translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses (he had published six books with the Heroic Epistles some years previously) followed in 1697. In 1704 he lost his sight and was constituted a "veteran," a dignity which gave him the privileges of an academician, while exempting him from the duties. He did not allow his blindness to put a stop to his work, however, and in 1708 produced a large Dictionnaire universel geographique et historique in three volumes folio. This was his last major work. He died at Les Andelys at the age of eighty-four. Thomas Corneille has often been regarded as one who, but for his surname, would merit no notice. Others feel he was unlucky in having a brother (Pierre Corneille) who outshone him, as he would have outshone almost anyone else. In 1761 Voltaire wrote of Thomas Corneille: 'si vous exceptez Racine, auquel il ne faut comparer personne, il etait le seul de son temps qui fut digne d'etre le premier au-dessous de son frere' [2] (if you except Racine, to whom nobody can be compared, he was the first of his time who was worthy to be behind his brother). The brothers were close, and practically lived together. Of his forty-two plays (the highest number assigned to him), the last edition of his complete works contains only thirty-two dramas, but he wrote several in collaboration with other authors. Two are usually reprinted as his masterpieces at the end of his brother's selected works. These are Ariane (1672) and the Le Comte d'Essex (The Earl of Essex (1678)), in the former of which Rachel attained success. (An oil painting depicting a scene from Le Comte d'Essex is in the Hermitage Museum.) But of Laodice, Camma, Stilico and some other pieces, Pierre Corneille himself said that "he wished he had written them," and he was not wont to speak lightly. Camma (1661, on the same story as Tennyson's Cup) deserves special notice. Thomas Corneille is remarkable in the literary gossip-history of his time. His Timocrate boasted of the longest run (80 nights) recorded of any play during the century. For La Devineresse, he and his cowriter Jean Donneau de Vise, founder of the Mercure galant (to which Thomas contributed), received over 6,000 livres, the largest sum known to have been paid during that period. Lastly, one of his pieces (Le Baron des Fondrieres) claims the honor of being the first which was booed off the stage. Thomas Corneille is also remarkable for having excelled in almost all dramatic genres of his time, including the new and innovative genres that were the piece a machines and opera at the time. His machine play Circe was among the most successful of the century. His three opera librettoes, Psyche (1678), Bellerophon (1679) and Medee (1693) make him, next to Philippe Quinault and Jean Galbert de Campistron, one of the most important French librettists of the seventeenth century. In a letter to her father, shortly before her execution, Charlotte Corday quotes Thomas Corneille: "Le Crime fait la honte, et non pas l'echafaud!" (The crime causes the shame, and not the scaffold!). (Wikipedia)

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        La Partie Septentrionale De La Tvrqvie En l'Evrope Avec les trois Principavtes Electiues De Transylvanie, Moldavie et Valachie Lesquelles se sont agreer par le g. Seigneur Par Ph. de la Rue. Paris. A Paris Chez Pierre Mariette en la Rue St. Iacques a l'enseigne de l'Esperance Avec Privilege du Roy 1651.':.

      - Kupferstich b. Pierre Mariette in Paris, dat. 1651, 38 x 52,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 206. - Zeigt den europäischen Teil des Türkischen Reichs mit Ungarn, Siebenbürgen, Moldawien, Dalmatien, Bosnien, Serbien und Bulgarien. - Oben rechts Titelkartusche. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Arnobii Afri adversus gentes libri VII. Cum Recensione Viri Celeberrimi [d.i. Cl. Salmasius], & integris omnium commentariis [d.s. Theodor Canter, Godescalc Stewech, Gebhard Elmenhorst und Desiderius Herald]. Editio novissima [von Antonius Thysius] atque omnium accuratissima.

      Leiden, Maire 1651.. [gest. Druckermarke] Lugduni Batavorum, Ex Officina Ioannis Maire, MDCLI (Leiden, J. Maire, 1651). 1 (weißes) Blatt (vorderer fliegender Vorsatz fehlt); 1 Titelblatt (in rot und schwarz gedruckt, sowie mit einer gestochenen Druckermarke versehen); 2 Blätter (Widmung Johannes Maires für Henri Thibaut, Blatt 2 verso mit einem Gedicht von Antonius Thysius); 1 Blatt (an falscher Stelle beigebunden, "recto" blank, "verso" Inhaltsverzeichnis); 2 Blätter (Vorrede "Ad Lectorem"); 255 Seiten (Text); 156 Seiten (Texte: "Notae" von Theodor Canter, sowie Gottschalk Stewech, die Zwischentitel imaginär mit paginiert, Seite 139 irrtümlich als 193 bezeichnet); 1 Blatt (Zwischentitel: Gebhard Elmenhorst "Observationes"); 191 (paginierte) Seiten (Text); 42 Blätter (dazugehörige Register); 1 Blatt (Zwischentitel: Desiderius Heraldus, d.i. Didier He?rauld "Animadversiones et Castigationes"); 283 Seiten (Text, Seite 107 irrtümlich mit 207, die Seiten 110 und 111 irrtümlich mit 210 und 211 bezeichnet, die letzte paginierte Seite verso ist die erste des folgenden Registers); 9 Blätter (Register); 1 (weißes) Blatt. Pergamentband der Zeit mit seitlichen Schutzkanten, sowie später erneuertem Rücken. (20,6 x 16,6 cm) 8°.. "Des Afrikaner's Arnobius sieben Bücher wider die Heiden ..." Breugelmans ("Fac et Spera") 1651:1A-C [unser Exemplar mit der eingeklebten veränderten Widmung für Henri Thibaut, die drei von Breugelmans gefundenen "Varianten" sind eigentlich identisch und unterscheiden sich nur in der den Buchbindern, bzw. Zusammenträgern geschuldeten unterschiedlichen Reihenfolgen der immer gleichen Seiten und Blätter aus eigentlich identischen Lagen, sowie der vorhandenen, oder nicht vorhandenen Überklebung der gedruckten Widmung, jedoch würden die Lagenbezeichnungen in unserem Exemplar eine völlig andere Lagenformel als die Breugelmansche un die des OCLC ergeben]. Brunet (5eme ed.) I, 491 f. ("Cette edition [Rom, 1542], faite sur un manuscrit incorrect, est aujourd'hui peu recherchee. .... Une edition meilleure est celle qui a paru cum recensione C. Salmasii et integris omnium commentariis, cura Ant. Thysii, Lugd.-Batavor, 1651, in-4 ..."). Ebert I, 1221 ("...Neue Rec. Sehr saub. ab. incorr. ..."). OCLC 656709035. Das digitalisierte Exemplar der BSB ist etwas verbunden, aber wohl auch vollständig. Unser Exemplar entspricht, bis auf einzelne, wiederum an anderer Stelle eingebundener Seiten, dem digitalisierten der BSB, sowie der abweichend organisierten Kollation Breugelmans, der unpaginierte Blätter imaginär als Seiten weiterzählt, bzw. römisch zählt, einzig das vordere fliegende Vorsatzblatt fehlt, der komplette Buchblock liegt vor. Lagenkollation unseres Exemplars: *4,**2, A-V4, X-Z4, 2A-2I4, A-V2, A-Z4, 2A-2M4, A-Z4, 2A-2P4, die des OCLC-Exemplars: *? **² A-2I?, A-V?, A-2A? 2B² 2C-2M?, A-2P?. Der Einband mit gröberen Alters- und Lagerspuren, der Rücken später erneuert, insgesamt stärker bestoßen und gebräunt, besonders verso, das vordere Innengelenk angebrochen, innen teilweise mit stärkeren Bräunungen an den weißen Rändern, sowie Wasserspuren am oberen weißen Rand. Mit einem auf dem vorderen Innendeckel einmontierten, gestochenen Wappenexlibris "C. L. Eichfeld" des 18.Jahrhunderts, sowie zahlreichen Marginalien, unleserlicher Besitzvermerk auf dem Titelblatt recto, dort, wie auch im Text zahlreiche Anmerkungen in Tinte von mindestens drei verschiedenen zeitgenössischen Händen, sowie bibliographischen Notizen auf dem Titel. Marginalen auf dem ersten weißen Blatt verso, Stempel auf dem Titelblatt verso. Der Haupttext mit zahlreichen Anmerkungen in den weißen Rändern und/ oder Unterstreichungen mehrerer Vorbesitzer mit teils verschiedenfarbigen Tinten. Im Buch selbst finden sich noch einige Schmuckinitialen, Vignetten und fleurons. Mit der großen gestochenen Druckermarke (Breugelmans 21), die oft irrtümlich als Titelvignette ("Allegorie der Arbeit und Hoffnung") interpretiert wird, von C.[ornelius] van Dalen [d.J.] (Cornelis van Dalen II (Amsterdam 1638 - 1664) ), einem begabten Kupferstecher, nicht mit dem gleichnamigen Vater, der als Kunsthändler tätig war, zu verwechseln. Interessantes Exemplar zu dessen weiter zu erforschender Provenienz wir in den folgenden Anmerkungen dieser Beschreibung erste Hinweise geben. Anmerkungen: Arnobius (der Ältere, auch Arnobius Afer; + um 330) war um das Jahr 300 Rhetor in Sicca Veneria, einer antike Stadt in Numidien. Heute liegt dort El Kef im nördlichen Tunesien. Anfangs bekämpfte er das Christentum, wurde aber im Traum bekehrt. Der zuständige Bischof wollte ihn aber nicht in die Gemeinde aufnehmen und deshalb verfasste Arnobius kurz nach den Verfolgungen der Christen durch Diokletian seine überlieferte Apologie Disputationes adversus gentes, auch Adversus nationes genannt, um seinen Glauben zu beweisen. "Eine eingehende Beschreibung seines Höhlengleichnisses, wie auch dessen Wirkungsgeschichte und Abgrenzung zu dem von Plato oder Aristoteles ist in Hans Blumenbergs "Höhlenausgänge" zufinden." Arnobius der Jüngere, Bischof in Gallien um 450 und ebenfalls Verfasser christlicher Schriften, sollte nicht mit ihm verwechselt werden. "ARNOBIUS (called Afer, and sometimes " the Elder "), early Christian writer, was a teacher of rhetoric at Sicca Venerea in proconsular Africa during the reign of Diocletian. His conversion to Christianity is said by Jerome to have been occasioned by a dream; and the same writer adds that the bishop to whom Arnobius applied distrusted his professions, and asked some proof of them, and that the treatise Adversus Genies was composed for this purpose. But this story seems rather improbable; for Arnobius speaks contemptuously of dreams, and besides, his work bears no traces of having been written in a short time, or of having been revised by a Christian bishop. From internal evidence (bk. iv. 36) the time of composition may be fixed at about A.D. 303. Nothing further is known of the life of Arnobius. He is said to have been the author of a work on rhetoric, which, however, has not been preserved. His great treatise, in seven books, Adversus Genies (or Nations), on account of which he takes rank as a Christian apologist, appears to have been occasioned by a desire to answer the complaint then brought against the Christians, that the prevalent calamities and disasters were due to their impiety and had come upon men since the establishment of their religion. In the first book Arnobius carefully discusses this complaint; he shows that the allegation of greater calamities having come upon men since the Christian era is false; and that, even if it were true, it could by no means be attributed to the Christians. He skilfully contends that Christians who worship the self-existent God cannot justly be called less religious than those who worship subordinate deities, and concludes by vindicating the Godhead of Christ. In the second book Arnobius digresses into a long discussion on the soul, which he does not think is of divine origin, and which he scarcely believes to be immortal. He even says that a belief in the soul's immortality would tend to remove moral restraint, and have a pre-judicial effect on human life. In the concluding chapters he answers the objections drawn from the recent origin of Christianity. Books iii., iv. and v. contain a violent attack on the heathen mythology, in which he narrates with powerful sarcasm the scandalous chronicles of the gods, and contrasts with their grossness and immorality the pure and holy worship of the Christian. These books are valuable as a repertory of mythological stories. Books vi. and vii. ably handle the questions of sacrifices and worship of images. The confusion of the final chapter points to some interruption. The work of Arnobius appears to have been written when he was a recent convert, for he does not possess a very extensive knowledge of Scripture. He knows nothing of the Old Testament, and only the life of Christ in the New, while he does not quote directly from the Gospels. He is also at fault in regard to. the Jewish sects. He was much influenced by Lucretius and had read Plato. His statements concerning Greek and Roman mythology are based respectively on the Protrepticus of Clement of Alexandria, and on Antistius Labeo, who belonged to the preceding generation and attempted to restore Neoplatonism. There are some pleasing passages in Arnobius, but on the whole he is a tumid and a tedious author." ex: Online Encyclopedia Zum Exlibris: Das gelehrte Hannover oder Lexikon von Schriftstellern ... (Band 1) von Heinrich Wilhelm Rotermund (1823) S. 530: "Ein anderer Eichfeld war in der ersten Hälfte des vorigen Jahrhunderts königlicher Gerichtsschulze in der Neustadt zu Hannover und besaß ein schätzbares Raritäten-Cabinet." In den "Hannoverische gelehrte Anzeigen" vom 20. August 1751 läßt sich eine "Gerichtliche Notification" in Konkursangelegenheiten vom 13.d.M. nachweisen, die ein C. L. Eichfeld unterzeichnet hatte. Zur Druckermarke: "Dalen: Cornelis van D., Zeichner und Kupferstecher, geb. zu Antwerpen 1626, nach Basan erst 1640; das Todesjahr ist unbekannt. Fueßli läßt ihn 1615 das Licht der Welt erblicken, aber keiner dieser Kunsthistoriker nennt die Que...

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        Exercitationes de generatione animalium. Quibus accedunt quaedam: De partu; De Membranis ac humoribus Uteri; De Conceptione

      Apud Joannem Janssonium 1651 In 12°, c.nn. 17 (manca la diciottesima, bianca), p. 415(5). Frontespizio figurato. Si tratta di una delle tre edizioni apparse ad Amsterdam nello stesso anno della prima di Londra. L'opera contiene la teoria di Harvey sulla generazione, che supera definitivamente quella di Aristotele e Galeno e si affianca alle opere di Fabrici e Malpighi. Ottimo esemplare legato in pelle non coeva (800?), con nervature, decorazioni in oro e tassello al dorso. Riparata una cerniera. (Wellcome, III, 220; Waller, 4121).

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        Perspectiv der Lutheraner und Calvinisten. In zween Theil abgetheilt. Zur bestättigung aller Rechtglaubigen, in der zweiffelhaften underrichtung, und zur schand aller Feinden deß wahren Glaubens mit sonderbahrem fleiß verfasset (.). Anfangs in Lateinischer sprach gestellt durch den Ehrwürdigen Patron Bonaventuram Hocquardum auß Lothringen, Ordens S. Francisci (.), nachmals aber ins Teutsche versetzt durch einen Patrem eben desselben Ordens auß der Provintz Oesterreich, und vom Authore an vielen orthen gemehret. 1. Druck in deutscher Sprache - die lateinische Erstausgabe erschien 1648/49 ebenfalls in Wien. 2 Bände.

      Wien (Wienn), Matthäus Rickhes, 1650-1651 (1651). - 16 Bll., 408 S., 6 Bll., 620 S., 2 Bll. , oder Anweisuunng zu einer vernünftigen 4°, Pergamentbände der Zeit (Band 1 mit handschriftl. Papierrückenschild) und Stoffschliessenbändern (bei Band 1 nur noch geringe Reste der Bänder vorhanden). Einbände etwas fleckig (Band 2 etwas stärker) und mit einigen kleinen Wurmlöchern;; Einband von Band 1 etwas angestaubt und gebräunt; von den Stoffschliessenbändern des 1. Bandes sind nur noch winzige Fragmente erhalten; beide Innendeckel von Band 1 mit geringem Bezugsverlust durch Wurmfraß; hintere Vorsätze und die letzten 3 Blätter von Band 1 mit kleinem Wurmgang im weissen Rand; hinterer Innendeckel, hintere Vorsätze und letzte Textblätter von Band 1 mit etwas größerem Wasserfleck in der oberen Ecke (dieser bei den Textblättern nur schwach); erste Bll. von Band 2 im Fußsteg und in der oberen Ecke etwas wasserfleckig (Wasserflecken etwas bräunlich verfärbt); hinterer Innendeckel, hinterer Vorsatz und letzte Bll. mit leicht bräunlich verfärbtem Wasserfleck (dieser bei den Textblättern nur sehr schwach); etwas stockfleckig; Besitzvermerk von alter Hand und 2 Stempel (Bibliothek der Franziskaner in Graz) auf dem Titel von Band 1; alter, kurzer Eintrag auf dem vorderen Innnedeckel von Band 2 und alter Besitzvermerk auf dem Titel dieses Bandes; Band 2 geringfügig höher als Band 1; Titel von Band 1 mit dem Druckjahr 1650, das Druckprivileg von Kaiser Ferdinand III. mit der Datierung 20. Januar 1651. Über den Verfasser, den aus Lothringen stammenden Franziskanermönch Bonaventura Hocquard (gest. um 1667), ist wenig bekannt - die vorliegende Veröffentlichung (und die vorausgegangene lateinische Ausgabe desselben Werkes) scheint seine einzige Veröffentlichung gewesen zu sein. VD17 12:111264X (Band 2); zu Band 1 vgl. VD 17, 12:111262G (dort nur Ausgaben mit dem Druckjahr 1651). DE

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        Leviathan, or, The Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill

      London: Andrew Crooke, 1651. First issue, with "head" ornament (rather than "bear") on letterpress title page, additional engraved title, and folding table. Wing 2246. Pforzheimer 491. Macdonald & Hargreaves 42. Folio, bound in full brown calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, red morocco spine label, raised bands. In near fine condition with some of the usual browning to the page edges, small paper repair. A very nice example of this highspot. Leviathan ranks as a classic western work on statecraft comparable to Machiavelli's The Prince. Written during the English Civil War (1642?-1651), Leviathan argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign. Hobbes wrote that civil war and the brute situation of a state of nature. "This book produced a fermentation in English thought not surpassed until the advent of Darwinism. Its importance may be gauged by the long list of assailants it aroused. It was placed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum 7 May 1703, though all Hobbes's works had previously been condemned in toto, and it still remains a model of vigorous exposition, unsurpassed in the language" (Pforzheimer). "Hobbes had a fundamentally pessimistic view of human nature… [which] had a powerful influence on the framers of the [American] Constitution… During the early years of the Revolutionary period, American leaders found Locke's revolutionary compact ideas more useful than Hobbes' view of the unlimited authority of the state. But as the political and social experience of the 1780s seemed to bear out Hobbes's pessimistic view that men are essentially self-interested, the Hobbesian outlook became more relevant. When John Adams wrote that 'he who would found a state, and make proper laws for the government of it, must presume that all men are bad by nature,' he was expressing an idea that was derived at once from Hobbes" (Lutz & Warden, A Covenanted People, 38).

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        Leviathan, or the Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill

      London: for Andrew Crooke 1651 - First edition of Hobbes’s Leviathan, a classic of political philosophy and social contract theory. “This book produced a fermentation in English thought not surpassed until the advent of Darwinism. Its importance may be gauged by the long list of assailants it aroused. It was placed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum 7th May 1703, though all Hobbes’s works had previously been condemned in toto, and it still remains a model of vigorous exposition, unsurpassed in the language” (Pforzheimer). The first edition has the head ornament on the title-page. The bear and triangle ornaments are found on the later editions, which are sometimes mistakenly referred to as later issues. Hobbes’s greatest work, Leviathan is the first comprehensive political system produced in England and one of the most important books in the history of political philosophy. Hobbes argued in part that men must give up certain rights by submitting to the state in order to avoid the “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short” lives resulting from the state of nature’s war of all against all. The frontispiece is one of the most famous illustrations in the history of ideas. Hobbes himself designed the etching in collaboration with the French artist Abraham Bosse. It depicts a giant crowned figure towering over the landscape, clutching a sword and a crozier, beneath a quotation from the Book of Job, “Non est potestas Super Terram quae Comparetur ei” (There is no power on earth to be compared to him). The torso and arms of the figure are composed of over three hundred men, all facing inwards in subordination to the giant figure. As Hobbes wrote, “the multitude, so united in one person, is called a COMMONWEALTH; in Latin, CIVITAS. This is the generation of that great LEVIATHAN, or rather, to speak more reverently, of that mortal god to which we owe, under the immortal God, our peace and defence.” This is an especially attractive copy of the first edition of Hobbes’s Leviathan in a contemporary binding. Provenance: 1. Thomas Hanmer (1677-1746), Speaker of the House of Commons, bookplate dated 1707 on verso of title. Jonathan Swift described Hanmer as “the most considerable man in the House of Commons.” He is best remembered today for his edition of the works of Shakespeare, which prompted Pope to write in The Dunciad, “An eminent person, who was about to publish a very pompous Edition of a great Author, at his own expense.” 2. Sir Henry Edward Bunbury (1778-1860), bookplate. Bunbury had a distinguished military and political career, reaching the rank of Lieutenant General and serving as Under Secretary for War, 1809-1816. In 1821 he succeeded to the baronetcy and estates of his uncle Sir Thomas Charles Bunbury, 6th Baronet, including Mildenhall in Suffolk, formerly the property of Sir Thomas Hanmer. Pforzheimer 491. Printing and the Mind of Man 138. Folio. Allegorical engraved title-page showing the sovereign (i.e., the state) made up of hundreds of individuals; folding table. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, edges red. Rebacked preserving gilt spine. Occasional minor faults. A beautiful copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De mundo nostro Sublunari Philosophia Nova. Opus posthumum

      Amsterdam Ludovico Elzevir 1651. - Scarce first edition of Gilbert’s only other published work, whose first section contains "an extension of the cosmological ideas Gilbert introduced into the last section of de Magnete; it is dependent on the latter work for much of its vocabulary and basic assumptions." (DSB V.397). Posthumously published and edited by the author’s brother, the title consists of a meteorology composed before de Magnete and a cosmology composed after, and thus serves to round out the author’s intellectual biography. * Wheeler 1312; Willems 1128; Suzanne Kelly in DSB V.396-401. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Historia orientalis: quae, ex variis orientalium monumentis collecta

      Tiguri: Typis Joh. Jacobi Bodmeri 4to (20.5 cm; 8"). [8] ff., 373, [1] pp., [11] ff.. 1651 Hottinger, a Swiss-born Orientalist who published a number of works on theology and philology, here surveys five topics: "I. De muhammedismo. II. De saracenismo.III. De Chaldaismo. IV. De statu christianorum & judaeorum tempore orti & nati muhammedisimi. V. De variis, inter ipsos muhammedanos, circa religionis dogmata & administrationem." And he adds a sixth section "Accessit, ex occasione genealogiae muhammedis plenior illustratio Taarich Bene Adam."=> First of two editions, and by far the less common. An interesting work on Judaism, Islam, Muhammad. Recent quarter calf with sides covered in German-style brown paper speckled with black, leather edges tooled in blind, spine with gilt-stamped cream-color leather author/title and place/date labels; raised bands accented with gilt rules. Title-leaf a little dust-soiled, and text with the occasional spot or instance of a slightly irregular edge (due to paper flaws, not damage); old four-digit number inked on dedication page and no other markings. A very nice copy.

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        THE HISTORY OF JAPAN. Written in High - Dutch by Englebertus Kaempfer, M.D. Physician to the Dutch Embassy to the Emperor's Court; and translated from his original manuscript, never before printed, by J. G. Scheuchzer, Member of the College of Physicians, London. With the life of the Author. Illustrated with many copper plates.

      In - 4 gr. (346x216), 2 voll., p. pelle bazana coeva, dorso a cordoni (con abras.) e tit. oro su tassello. Vol. I: antiporta figur. e inc., 6 cc.nn. (frontesp. con tit. in rosso e nero, dedica del traduttore al Re, Indice, elenco sottoscrittori), LII pp. (prefazione dell?A., Vita dell?A. e introduzione del traduttore), 391 pp.num., con 20 tavole, 2 cc.nn. (spiegaz. delle tavv.) - Vol. II: antiporta figur. e inc., 2 cc.nn. (frontesp. in rosso e nero e Indice), da pp. 393 a 612 + 75 pp. di Appendice, con 25 tavole (da 21 a 45), 5 cc.nn. (spiegaz. delle tavv. e Indice generale). Le interessantissime tavole sono quasi tutte più volte ripieg. e includono una grande carta geografica del Giappone e piante di città (Nagasaki, Jedo, ecc.). Questa importante storia del Giappone ?gives an account of the ancient and present State and Government of that Empire; of its temples, palaces, castles and other buildings; of its metals, minerals, trees, plants, animals, birds and fishes; of the chronology and succession of the emperors, ecclesiastical and secular; of the original descent, religions, customs, and manufactures of the natives, and of their trade and commerce with the Dutch and Chinese. Together with a description of the kingdom of Siam?. "Prima edizione" di estrema rarità. Cfr. Cordier ?Japonica?, pp. 414 - 15 - Brunet,III,638: ?cet ouvrage est très estimé, et les exemplaires n?en sont pas communs? - Nissen ?BBI?, p. 94 - Wellcome,III, 376. Engelbert Kaempfer (1651 - 1716), naturalista, medico e grande viaggiatore tedesco trascorse 10 anni (1683 - 1693) in Asia sud Orientale. Nel 1690 fu nominato medico della Compagnia olandese delle Indie con sede a Nagasaki, dove rimase per due anni, 1690 - 92. Le sue escursioni all?interno posero le basi per la realizzazione delle più accurate carte geografiche del paese. Il resoconto illustrato dei suoi viaggi e delle sue osservazioni sono considerati il primo erudito studio sul Giappone del XVII secolo, fatto da un occidentale, uno studio che grandemente influenzò la considerazione del Giappone da parte degli Europei per tutto il diciottesimo e diciannovesimo secolo e l?opera di Kaempfer è senza dubbio la fonte più importante per gli storici sul periodo Tokugawa. Con la pubblicazione della sua ?History of Japan? nel 1727, Kaempfer fu immortalato quale primo ?interprete del Giappone?. La sua opera è considerata una enciclopedica e vastamente illustrata descrizione del paese, di Nagasaki, di due ambasciate a Edo e delle città visitate; vi figurano anche rapporti sull?agopuntura, sul te, la carta giapponese, sull?uso dell?oppio e della cannabis; di grande valore le sue osservazioni di botanica (molto apprezzate da Linneo che adottò la nomenclatura di Kaempfer). Kaempfer scrisse il suo monumentale lavoro in tedesco, sua lingua originale, ma fu pubblicato per la prima volta in inglese, in una traduzione del manoscritto autografo che era stato acquistato da Sir Hans Sloane (uno dei fondatori del British Museum). Solo 1 carta con strappo al marg. infer., altrimenti fresco e bell?esemplare.

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        Tractatus pacis, inter Hispaniam et Unitum Belgium, Monastarii ut et Germanicae, Osnabrugis initae.

      Elzevir, Leiden 1651 - ( Ohne Verfasserangabe ) 4 n.n. Blätter, 88, 77, 3 n.n. Blätter, 251 Seiten, 2 n.n.Blätter. Mit einigen gestochenen Textvignetten, OPergament, 8°. Einbandrücken mit handschriftlicher Bezeichnung von alter Hand " Tractatus pacis Monaster et Osnabrug " und Resten einer alten Bibliotheksmarke. Vorderdeckel etwas fleckig ( zum Rand hin stärker ). Innen kleine Besitzvermerke von alter Hand auf Innendeckel und Titelblatt. Die beiden unbedruckten Vorsatzblätter vorn mit Randbeschädigungen, ansonsten insgesamt guter Zustand. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 250 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        Reliqui Wottonian; or, A Collection of Lives, Letters, Poems ? By the curious pensil of the ever memorable Sir Henry Wotton, Kt. Late Provost Eton College

      London: Printed by Thomas Maxey, for R. Marriot, etc., 1651. First edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece and engraved portraits in text. 540 pp. 1 vols. 18mo. Bound in full red morocco, gilt dentelles, a.e.g., by Stikeman & Co. Hinges neatly repaired, internally fine. The James William Ellsworth and R.B. Adam copy. Contains a poem of 24 lines, "On a Banck as I sate a Fishing," a description of the Spring, cited in The Compleat Angler. Printed two years before the first edition of The Compleat Angler, by the same printer. An extremely rare book, and, internally, a very fine copy.

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        Gottfried Oder Erlösetes Jerusalem. Deutsch Verbessert. Zum zweyten mahl gedruckt. 10 Bl., 520 S. Mit Kupfertitel, 2 gestoch. Porträts und 23 ganzseitigen Kupfern von Matthäus Merian. 4°. Pergamentbd d. Z. (etwas fleckig).

      Frankfurt/M., Caspar Rötel für Johann Press, 1651. - Poetische Verarbeitung des Lebens und der Taten Gottfried IV. (von Bouillon). Durchgreifend nach neuen sprachlichen Gesichtspunkten überarbeitete Neufassung des Epos (zuerst mit etwas anderem Titel 1626 erschienen) in der gleichen typographischen Ausstattung und jetzt um das Porträt Ferdinands III. vermehrt. Diese erneute Übersetzung ist ein Musterbeispiel für die veränderte Sprachauffassung in der 1. Hälfte des 17. Jahrhunderts. Das Werk ist „die erste deutsche Übersetzung von Tassos großem Kreuzzugsepos, die erste deutsche Stanzendichtung . Die Kupfer sind prachtvolle Frühwerke M. Merians d. Ä." (Dünnhaupt). Diederich von dem Werder (1584-1657), „die Zier der Zeit", wie Opitz ihn nannte, war eine der markantesten deutschen Persönlichkeiten der Zeit des Dreißigjährigen Krieges. Er war bedeutend als Jurist, Staatsmann, Truppenführer und Dichter, befreundet mit Gustav Adolf und als „der Vielgekörnte" eines der bewunderten ältesten Mitglieder der Fruchtbringenden Gesellschaft. Als Freund und Mitarbeiter des Fürsten Ludwig von Anhalt-Köthen hat Werder trotz der Unbilden des verheerenden Krieges in harmonischer Zusammenarbeit mit dem Erzschreinhalter Tobias Hübner die Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft zu dem gemacht, wie wir sie heute kennen. Nach Tillys Einfall in Hessen fiel er in Ungnade und zog sich auf sein Rittergut bei Köthen zurück. „Hier unternahm er das Wagnis der Versübersetzung von Tassos großem Epos ‚Gerusaleme liberata‘ . W’s Landesfürst, Ludwig Anhalt von Köthen, erwarb in ihm einen zuverlässigen Freund und Mitarbeiter, auf dessen fachmännisches Urteil er sich von nun an stets verlassen sollte. Jetzt erst begann die eigentliche Blütezeit der Fruchtbringenden Gesellschaft, die bis dahin noch nie literarisch hervorgetreten war" (Dünnhaupt). Mit seiner reichen Ausstattung wie kaum ein Buch dieser Zeit ist es eines der schönsten des Jahrhunderts, vielleicht auch eines der bedeutendsten. „Es war das erste deutsche Gedicht seit den Tagen Staufischer Wortschönheit, das eine große Reimkunst forderte" (Nadler). „In jedem Fall ist dieses großangelegte Gedicht . eins der wenigen nicht durch Opitz bestimmten Werke. Feurig und reif zugleich hat Werder diese Übersetzung gemacht, . auf Deutsch und mit den Mitteln seiner Zeit den heroischen Geist von Tasso’s Epos richtig und tief erfaßt, daß sein Werk zugleich die erste Großtat der neuen Bildungsdichtung und das letzte echte deutsche Rittergedicht genannt werden muß" (Wolfskehl). – Exlibris Fritz Buegel. Breitrandiges Exemplar. Ohne vorderen fliegenden Vorsatz. Kupfertitel leicht schief gedruckt. Frontispiz und zwei weitere Blatt mit hinterlegten dünnen Stellen im äußeren Rand. Seiten 37 und 427 mit Randabschnitt (ohne Textverlust, aber typographische Bordüre beschnitten). Gebräunt, im Satzspiegel teils stärker. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. – VD17 23:289869C. Dünnhaupt 2.2. Goed. III 57, 14, 2b. Bulling 43. Kroker II 740. Wüthrich, Merian, II 105b. Faber du Faur 180. Jantz 2677. Kistner/Seebaß 1104 und NF 958. Bircher, Im Garten der Palme, 1099.

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        [De generatione animalium] Exercitationes de generatione animalium: quibus accedunt quaedam de partu, de membranis ac humoribus uteri, & de conceptione. Autore Guilielmo Harveo

      London: Typis Du-Gardianis : Impensis Octaviani Pulleyn, 1651. FIRST EDITION. Small 4to. Engraved allegorical title-page (Zeus) + title-page + 14 ff., 301, [1] pp. Signatures: pi4 a4 B-S4 (including blank leaf C4, but without blank leaves pi1 and Ss4). Evidence of browning and brittleness throughout (frontispiece and first gathering is quite brittle), several leaves at end with a number of edges frayed with loss of text at upper corner of final leaf. Rarely seen with the engraved portrait (present in our copy but worn around corners with significant loss). Very sympathetically bound in recent calf antique, covers decorated with "cat's paw" motif, double gilt fillets around sides, five raised bands on spine, compartments richly gilt, red morocco label in the second. First Edition of the foremost English contribution to Embryology and Reproduction, "the background to the whole of Harvey's work, the source which can amplify his views on many subjects, particularly on topics not fully explained in 'De motu cordis,' such as blood, spirit, innate heat, the soul and the heart" (Whitteridge p. xxiv). Our copy belonged to Etienne Le Moyne and contains numerous MS annotations by him throughout the text. "In 'De generatione,' Harvey's contribution to the future study of embryology was, first, to provide the method which his successors could follow, and this was the method of slow and careful observation many times repeated... His second contribution is his hypothesis that the chick in the egg and the fetus in the uterus both develop alike by epigenesis and in no other way. From this theory of epigenesis comes his next contribution, and it is the observation that the cicatribula is the place from which development proceeds. By this observation he directed the attention of his successors to the place where their investigation should begin. A further consequence of his demonstrations of epigenesis was the destruction of the Aristotelian and Galenic belief that the parts of the body could be divided up into different kinds... From his observations of the developing chick embryo and the mammalian fetus [his experiments focused on the King's herd of roe and fallow deer], Harvey was led to propound a further hypothesis to the effect that all living creatures grow from an egg" (Whitteridge p. lii). In this extraordinary work are arranged four books: "Disputations Touching the Generation of Animals," "Of Generation" (consisting of 72 Chapters, mainly of the hen and chick, but also of the hind and doe), "Of Parturition," "Of the Membranes and Humors of the Uterus," and "Of Conception." Garrison-Morton (No. 467) state: "The chapter on midwifery in this book is the first work on that subject to be written by an Englishman. The book also demonstrates Harvey's intimate knowledge of the existing literature on the subject. He corrected many errors of Fabricius. Harvey considered this to be the culminating work of his life, and more significant than De motu cordis." Garrison-Morton (No. 6146) state: "The chapter of labor ('De partu') in this book represents the first original work on obstetrics to be published by an English author." The editors of the Dictionary of Scientific Biography (VI, 158) praise Harvey's work: "His description of the day-to-day development of the chick embryo was notably more accurate than earlier ones, while his direct study of viviparous generation by dissecting the uteri of hinds and does at various stages during mating and pregnancy was quite without precedent. These observations formed the basis of a critical evaluation of earlier theories of generation, especially those of Aristotle, Galen, and Fabrici; and, finding all of the latter deficient, Harvey went on to formulate the first fundamentally new theory of generation since antiquity." REFERENCES: Keynes 34. Wing (2nd ed.), H1091. ESTC R17816. Gweneth Whitteridge, "Disputations Touching the Generation of Animals by William Harvey" (Oxford: Blackwell, 1981). PROVENANCE: inscription on title-page "Le Moyne," i.e. Stephan Le Moyne, a.k.a. Etienne Le Moine (1624-1689), French born polymath, an Oxford D.D. (1676), and Professor of Theology at Leiden (1677; his thesis was a "Disputatio medica inauguralis de melancholia hypochondriaca"). Le Moyne's best-known work is his "Varia Sacra" (1685) which contained his translation of Georgius Sanginaticius' "De Partibus Corporis." A portion of Le Moyne's library was sold posthumously by J. Bullord at Sam's Coffee House, London, 3 February 1690 (the present volume does not seem to appear in the sale catalogue), along with books from the collection of Gaspar Fagel. Incidentally, we own a copy of "James Steuarts answer to a letter writ by Mijn Heer Fagel" (Edinburgh, 1688). SOURCES: Munby and Coral; Alumni Oxonienses; Nieuw Nederlandsch biografisch woordenboek X, col. 634-636. -- Blindstamp of now-defunct Theological Institute of Connecticut. A complete copy with the frontispiece, but with faults (some significant), and priced correctly.

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        Leviathan, or the Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill

      London: Printed [by Roger Norton and Richard Cotes] for Andrew Crooke, 1651. First edition (with the distinguishing title-page ornament of a winged head). Allegorical engraved title-page, one folding table at p. 40. [vi], 396 pp. A-2Z4 3A-3D4. 1 vols. Folio. Full period calf, covers ruled in blind, red morocco lettering piece. Engraved title-page tipped-in on stub, likely supplied, printed title-page with loss at right margin with repair to verso, small pieces from margin of H4, a few small signs of worming, some sporadic foxing and staining towards rear, 2Z2 and 2Z3 bound in reverse otherwise a clean, crisp copy. First edition (with the distinguishing title-page ornament of a winged head). Allegorical engraved title-page, one folding table at p. 40. [vi], 396 pp. A-2Z4 3A-3D4. 1 vols. Folio. There were three separate editions (not "issues," as they are sometimes mistakenly referred to) of Hobbes' classic, with a title-page dated 1651. This is the true first, with the "head" ornament on the title-page, and the errata uncorrected. A second printing, actually produced abroad with a false imprint, has a bear surrounded by foliage; and a third edition, actually printed around 1680, has a triangle of type ornaments on the title-page and modernized spelling. Hobbes' famous essay on the origin of the State created (and still creates) a storm of controversy, since for Hobbes even the most repugnant authoritarian government is to be preferred over that celebrated Hobbesian state of nature in which anarchic life is "nasty, brutish and short." For Hobbes "the State ... might be regarded as a great artificial monster made up of individual men, with an existence which could be traced from its generation through human reason under pressure of human needs to its destruction through civil strife proceeding from human passions. The individual (except to save his own life) should always submit to the State, because any government is better than the anarchy of the natural state" (Printing and the Mind of Man).

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        Le jardin de plaisir: contenant plusieurs desseins de jardinage

      1651. MOLLET, Andre. Le jardin de plaisir: contenant plusieurs desseins de jardinage. Two parts in one volume. [25] ff. Illustrated with the very rare portrait of Mollet, drawn and engraved by Michel Lasne (c.1596-1667) and 30 engraved plates (mostly double-page and folding). Folio, 390 x 255 mm, bound in early twentieth-century German vellum. Stockholm: Chez Henry Kayser, 1651. |~||~||~||~||~| Rare First Edition of this milestone of garden literature, with the text in French, of this important garden book which influenced Le Nôtre and his contemporaries. The work was printed and published in Sweden and dedicated to Queen Christina. This is the first work after Boyceau to be devoted entirely to the pleasure garden. The plates were engraved after Mollet's own designs, and greatly influenced the development of the art of gardening all over Europe; the engravings show a variety of arabesque parterres, grand scale landscaping as well as designs for small flower beds, and numerous designs for border shrubs, plants and flowers. They are all delicately executed, most of them by Van Velde. "Andre Mollett was the first to advocate the planting of avenues of trees on an extensive scale. The Mollet family were forerunners of the splendours of Le Nôtre whose work also had wide-spread influence over the Royal Gardens of the seventeenth century" (Hunt). In 1644 André Mollet is registered as "premier jardinier du Roi," living in a house near the new garden of the Tuileries. From 1648 to 1653 he was in charge of the gardens of Queen Christina of Sweden who had sent for him to come to Stockholm. The present work was issued with text in French, German or Swedish; copies in any condition are rare, and copies with the text in two languages (as here) are truly exceptional. Combined searches in OCLC produce just nine copies, all with the French text only: Linkoping Stadsbibliotek, Sweden, Victoria and Albert, British Library, Pierpont Morgan Library, Getty Center, Harvard (Houghton and Dumbarton Oaks), Oak Spring Library, and University of Delaware. This copy contains the rare portrait engraving missing from the Dumbarton Oaks and University of Delaware copies (the latter of which lacks the plates entirely). Some professional repairs to a couple of plates, but overall a very good copy of this rare and important landscape gardening title. PROVENANCE: Marchioness of Lansdowne with her ex-libris. The Lansdowne family owned Bowood Estates, transformed by Capability Brown into one of England's premier landscape parks. Hunt Library 253 (French and German texts). De Ganay 19 (French text only). Not in Berlin Katalog.

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        RETIRO DE PROFANAS COMUNICACIÓN NECESSARIO AL ESPOSAS DE CHRISTO

      - Madrid,1651. Imprenta Real. 1ª edición. Pergamino con título en lomera deslucido. 206pp., 21x16cm. Algo de polilla en márgenes. Falta en portada restaurada tocando mínimamente el texto. Mancha en la parte inferior de primeras hojas. Firma de anterior propietario. (Casa) RELIGION

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        Garabusa "Scoglio et Forza di Garabuse

      Greece: Venice "Marco Boschini Venetiano, al Serinissima Principe E Regal Collegio di Venetia" 1651. Black & white copper engraved map of Garabusa Island in the bay of Suda, Crete from Marco Boschini's "Il tutti di Regno di Candia" double page, folded, verso blank. The map or birdseye view shows the fort upon the island with many ships in the sea surrounding it Dark impression, on laid paper; light soiling to outer margins,; folds. Marco Boschini, [1613-78] Venetian painter and engraver, published two important works regarding Greece. " Il regno tutto di Candia" in 1651. (1st & only edition). Boschini started work on the survey of Crete in 1645, the year in which the Turks invaded the island. In his dedication to the work he mentions a large map of the island dated 1645 [of which only 2 copies are recorded] there is no copy of the complete work known of this date. Boschini published the work in 1651, when the city of Candia [Iraklion] had been in a state of siege for 4 years ( it was to last 22 years): he undertook the work to illustrate the Venetian valour in the face of the Ottoman attack on Crete "L'Archipelago." an isolario of the Greek Islands in 1658. The outlines of the Islands in the "L'Archipelago" recall those of Bartelemeo dalli Sonnetti, whose "Isolario" Venice. 1485 was the first appearance of the islands in printed form. Zacharakis:593/395. Blackmer /Navari:171; Blackmer/Sotheby's:37. Greece Crete Garabusa

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        Emblemata politica. Accedunt dissertationes politicae de Romanorum imperio, et quaedam aliae.

      Amsterdam, Janssonius, 1651.. circa 13,3 x 7,6 cm. 432SS., mit 17 nahezu ganzseitigen Emblemkupfern im Text. Pergament d. Zt.. Praz 286; Landwehr 76 (Erscheinungsjahr fälschlich 1551); Pökel 31. Zweite Ausgabe des Emblembuches (erstmals 1635), vermehrt um den Abdruck von 19 unter Boxhorns Vorsitz abgehaltenen Disputationen. Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn (1612-1653) war Professor für Eloquenz, später auch für Geschichte an der Universität Leiden. Aus der gräflich Gersdorffschen Bibliothek zu Baruth mit deren Exlibris; auf dem Respektblatt ein längerer Schenkungsvermerk an ein Mitglied der Familie Gersdorff von Adolph Friedrich (von) Preen (1623-1669), Superintendenten in Neubrandenburg, dat. 2. 12. 1652. - Etwas gebräunt, wenig fleckig, meist sauber, Einband etwas berieben und angestaubt, insgesamt gut erhalten.

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        The island of Crete Crete

      Greece: Venice "Marco Boschini Venetiano, al Serinissima Principe E Regal Collegio di Venetia" 1651. Black & white copper engraved map of Crete below the Lion of St Mark of Venice the frontispiece to Marco Boschini's "Il tutti di Regno di Candia" single page, verso blank. A minature map below a powerful engraving of a sword wielding Lion of of St Mark of Venice. The lion holds an open book on which are inscribed the words Pax tibi Marce, Evangelista meus [May Peace be with you, Mark, my evangelist.] It is considered that the lion symbolizes the power of the Evangelist's word, the wings symbolize the spiritual elevation, while the halo is the traditional Christian symbol of holiness. As the symbol of Venice the Lion express also the significance of majesty and power (drawn especially from the upward feline tail), while the book expresses the concepts of wisdom and peace and the halo gives an image of religious piety The open book is a symbol of the state's sovereignty and combined with a sword the two are considered as a symbol of public justice. Published during the the Fifth Ottoman -Venetian war, Boschini appears to be emphasizing the Venetian's valour in defending the Christian Island and all that being part of the Republic meant to the Island, in the face of the Ottoman invaders. Dark impression, on laid paper; scattered small wormholes to left blank margin; light soiling to outer margins; light dampstain within the plate 9 would disappear with washing]. Marco Boschini, [1613-78] Venetian painter and engraver, published two important works regarding Greece. " Il regno tutto di Candia" in 1651. (1st & only edition). Boschini started work on the survey of Crete in 1645, the year in which the Turks invaded the island. In his dedication to the work he mentions a large map of the island dated 1645 [of which only 2 copies are recorded] there is no copy of the complete work known of this date. Boschini published the work in 1651, when the city of Candia [Iraklion] had been in a state of siege for 4 years ( it was to last 22 years): he undertook the work to illustrate the Venetian valour in the face of the Ottoman attack on Crete "L'Archipelago." an isolario of the Greek Islands in 1658. The outlines of the Islands in the "L'Archipelago" recall those of Bartelemeo dalli Sonnetti, whose "Isolario" Venice. 1485 was the first appearance of the islands in printed form. Zacharakis:640/2503. Blackmer /Navari:171; Blackmer/Sotheby's:37. Greece Crete

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