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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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        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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Braecklein]
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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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      - 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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        Leviathan, or the Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-wealth Ecclesiastical and Civill

      London: for Andrew Crooke, at the Green Dragon in St. Paul's Church-yard,, 1651. Small folio (281 × 180 mm). Contemporary calf, rebacked, spine ruled gilt in compartments, raised bands, red morocco label, preserved in a half calf and marbled paper custom made drop-back box. Ornament of winged head on title page, with engraved title-page and folding printed table. Engraved armorial bookplate of one "Burrough" with the motto "Praeter laudem nullius avarus" from Horace's Epistles. Corners repaired, free endpapers renewed. Errata corrected in a contemporary hand, with some marginalia. Paper lightly toned, some spotting and the odd marginal paper flaw. Withal a very good copy. True first edition of one of the foundation works in the field of political theory, with the winged head ornament on the title-leaf. There are three editions with title-pages bearing 1651 imprints. The second, with a bear ornament, was printed outside England (probably at Amsterdam), and the third, with a triangular type ornament, is generally considered to date from c.1680. Leviathan details Hobbes's notion of the origin of the State as a product of human reason meeting human need, through to its destruction as a consequence of human passions. According to Hobbes, the State, as an aggregate of individual men (so well portrayed in the famous engraved title), should always be tendered the obedience of the individual, as any government, in his view, is better than the natural anarchic state. Needless to say, this view elicited a storm of controversy, putting Hobbes at odds with proponents of individual liberties. Through conflict, Leviathan has been the catalyst of much productive thought in succeeding centuries, from Spinoza to the school of Bentham, "who reinstated [Hobbes] in his position as the most original political philosopher of his time" (PMM). This book "produced a fermentation in English thought not surpassed until the advent of Darwinism" (op. cit.)

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        The City of Candia Besieged "Citta di Candia Assediata

      Greece: Venice "Marco Boschini Venetiano, al Serinissima Principe E Regal Collegio di Venetia" 1651. Black & white copper engraved plan of the Siege of Iraklion, from Marco Boschini's "Il tutti di Regno di Candia"large, folded; verso blank. The plan shows the battle for Iraklion between the Venetians and the Turks, who laid siege to the city from 1648, having taken the rest of the island; it shows the Turkish fleet attacking the city, whilst land forces are encamped around the city attacking from all sides. The attack by the Turks was instigated in 1644, when the Knights of Malta attacked an Ottoman convoy on its way from Alexandria to Constantinople. They landed at Candia with the loot, which included part of the Sultan's harem, returning from a pilgrimage to Mecca. In response, 60,000 Ottoman troops led by Yussuf Pasha disembarked on Venetian Crete and occupied La Canea (modern Chania) and Rettimo (modern Rethimno). Both of these cities took two months each to conquer. Between 1645 and 1648, the Ottomans occupied the rest of the island and prepared to take the capital, Candia. The siege of Candia began in May 1648. The Ottomans spent three months laying siege to the city, cutting off the water supply, and disrupting Venice's sea lanes to the city. For the next 16 years, they would bombard the city to little effect. Dark impression, on laid paper. Large folded plan; creases; some damage and wear to folds with old repairs to verso; tear to inner left margin [75mm] just entering plate[5mm] with old repairto verso; tear at lower right corner{80mm] entering plate[30mm] repaired to verso; dampstain to right margin near key; Backed with paper to part of verso. 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. Not described by Zacherakis:; Blackmer /Navari:171; Blackmer/Sotheby's:37. Greece Crete Iraklion Candia Siege

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        EEN KORT BEGRIJP DER HEYDENEN RELIGIE, OP DE KUST KORMANDEL, door een haeres Bramenees, (compagnijs-tolck sijnde) aen de heer gouverneur Arnoldus Heussen overghegheven, ende in onse spraecke overgeset, sijnde van woort tot woort, als volght.

      - Delff (= Delft), Michiel Stael, 1651.4to. (8) pp.Original edition. - A short notice of heathenism on the Coromandel coast in India by a local interpreter of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) translated for governor Arnoldus Heussen. This account was added to the French edition of Abraham Rogerius, La porte ouverte, Amsterdam, 1670. First published in Dutch in Amsterdam, 1651. This is the earliest European account of Hinduism in Southern India. - Rare.Not in Knuttel, Landwehr, VOC, 652.

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        Sylva Sylvarum: or, A Natural Historie, In Ten Centuries

      London Printed for William Lee, And are to be sold by Thomas Williams at the Bible in Little-Britain, And William Place. G: in Good condition. Respined with repairs to leather on corners. Faint gilt ruling barely visible. Wear to leather with some loss to corners and edges. No title label to spine. Missing endpapers. Title pages creased. Browning foxing and water staining to prelims and intermittently throughout Seventh Edition Full leather 290mm x 190mm (11" x 7"). Title page 1651 (1) Title page 1658 (1), Dedicatory Epistle to King Charles (2), To The Reader (3), Table of Experiments (7), Publisher's Adverts (2), 218, A Table of Chief Matters (19). Receipt for the Gout (1), Title page (1), To The Reader (1), 36, Title. Contains wood-cut head pieces and initials and pictorial title page (1651). Whereunto is Newly Added the History Naturall and Experimentall of Life and Death, or of the Prolongation of Life. Both Written by The Right Honourable Francis Lo. Verulam Viscount St. Alban. Published after the Authors death, By William Rawley Doctor in Divinity, on of his Majesties Chaplains. Bound with New Atlantis. A Work Unfinished. Engraved pictorial title page of 1651 Edition pasted in front of book, (Printed W. Lee at the Great Turks head next to the Mytre Tavrne in Fleetstreet).

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

      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. Français relié Bon étatDeCollection

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        A Gagg to Love's Advocate: Or, An Assertion of the Justice of the

      1651. Cromwell Refused to Grant a Pardon H[all], J[ohn] [1627-1656]. [Hinde, John, Attributed]. A Gagg to Love's Advocate: Or, An Assertion of the Justice of the Parlament in the Execution of Mr Love. London: Printed by William Du-Gard, Printer to the Council of State, 1651. [iv], 22 pp. Quarto (7" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into later three-quarter calf over marbled boards. Light rubbing to extremities with negligible wear to spine ends and corners. Large copperplate arms of the Commonwealth to title page, woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Moderate toning to text, dampstaining to head of text block, title page soiled and edgeworn, worming to lower margin of text block, edgewear to a few leaves at beginning and end of text, small chips to heads of final three leaves with minor loss to text. Two miniscule annotations in later hand to head of title page, small recent owner stamp to rear pastedown, interior otherwise clean. A solid copy of a scarce title. * Only edition. Hall was a poet employed as a pamphleteer by Cromwell. He was, in other words, a propagandist for the Commonwealth. A Gagg to Love's Advocate defends the recent execution of Christopher Love [1618-1651], a controversial Welsh Protestant preacher and advocate of Presbyterianism. He was convicted of treason when the Commonwealth learned that he was communicating with the exiled Stuart court with the goal of restoring the Stuart monarchy. He went to his death as a martyr of the Presbyterians, who petitioned in vain to secure his pardon. Cromwell denied these petitions because we wished to suppress dissent among the Presbyterians. OCLC locates 6 copies in North America, none in law libraries. A few sources, most notably Wing's Short-Title Catalogue, suggest an attribution to John Hinde. The ESTC does not offer an attribution, though most scholarship indicates that Hall was the author. English Short-Title Catalogue R206702.

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        The Touchstone of Common Assurances.

      ondon- W. Lee, D. Pakeman and Gabrieled Bedell 1651 - A second edition of this work by William Sheppard. Collated: Complete. William Sheppard was an English barrister known as a legal writer. Sheppard wrote several legal and religious works. The Touchstone is the earliest work devoted tot he theory of conveyancing . Sheppard's claim of authorship has been controversial in the past, with many scholars believing it to be the work of Sir John Dodderidge for his own personal use. The treatise was an immediate success when first published in 1648 and is still high esteemed. Condition: Disbound with calf boards and backstrip intact. Externally worn with loss to backstrip. Dampstaining and bumping to boards. Internally, binding strained. Pages generally bright and clean with some spots and age toning. Overall: FAIR [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Centuria positionum juridicarum de juribus foeminarum singularibus. In Academia Lipsiensi decem Disputationibus publice proposita.

      Leipzig, Impensis Tobiae Riesens, Typis exscribebat Johannes Bauer, 1651.. 8vo. (I: 1651) Titelblatt, 166ungezählte Blätter; (II: 1647) Titelblatt, (3), 137 ungezählte Blätter; (III: 1647) Ttlbl., 45 ungez. Bll.; (IV: 1645) Ttlbl., 43ungez. Bll.; (V: 1652) Ttlbl., 113ungez. Bll. Gut erhaltener, zeitgenössischer Pergamentband mit vier grünen Leinenbändern.. Erste Ausgabe der Sammlung, die 10 Abhandlungen enthält. Den akademischen Übungen unter Carpzov sind die Namen der Respondenten vorangestellt, es fehlt die Zeitangabe. - Die Rechte der Frauen beginnt mit der Frage des heiratsfähigen Alters, das bei Mädchen mit 12 und bei Jungen mit 14 festgehalten wurde. Danach wird untersucht, welche Rechtspositionen den Frauen eingeräumt wird, sei es innerhalb, sei es ausserhalb des Hauses oder gar vor Gericht. Angebunden: II. Benedikt CARPZOV, Synopsis juris-feudalis, cum Semicenturia quaestionum illustrium ex Aurea Bulla Imperatoris Caroli IV. in Academia Lipsiensis decem disputationibus publice proposita. III. Benedikt CARPZOV, Dissertatio Juridico-Politica De Pacto Confraternitatis Saxonico-Hassiacae. Hoc est: Successionis Reciprocae inter serenissimos Saxoniae Duces & Hassiae Landgravios ilustrissimos. Respondente Peter Geriken aus Stettin, am 3. Juni 1647. Leipzig, Andreas Kühnen, 1647. IV. Benedikt CARPZOV, Dissertatio Juridico-Politica De Jure ac Privilegio serenissimorum Principum Electorum et Ducum Saxoniae De Non Appellando. Respondente: Heinrich Volckmar aus Leipzig am 22. Mai 1645. Leipzig, Andreas Kühnen, 1645. V. Benedikt CARPZOV, Asylum Generale Debitorum imprimis vero Belli calamitate & casu fatali ad incitas redactorum, ab iniqua & rigorosa creditorum exactione, pro observando inter utrosque Aequilibrio...publicae disqusitioni subjicit Hans Jacob von Ryssel aus Leipzig im Jahre 1651. Leipzig, Tobias Riesen, 1652.

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        POSESSION JURIDICA QUE TOMARON LOS SEÑORES DON CARLOS DE LA SOTA Y DOÑA ANGELA RUIZ DE MONTALVAN su mujer vecinos de la villa de Madrid a 13 de mayo de 1647.

      Madrid, 1651 - . 32,5 cm. 1 blanca, 1 h., 25 fol. manuscritos, 1 blanca. Traslado de un documento de 1647. Papel sellado en la primera y la última hoja. Enc. en pergamino, plano anterior rotulado, cintas. Madrid. Espanya i Portugal Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 Manuscritos español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Photii Sanctissimi Patriarchae Constantinopolitani Epistolae. Per Reverendum Virum Richardum Montacutium, Norvicensem nuper Episcopum, latine redditae, & notis subinde illustratae.vere

      London, Ex officina Rogeri Danielis, 1651. Folio. (8), 393,(11) p. Contemporary calf. 35 cm (Ref: ESTC R12714; Hoffmann III,89; Brunet IV,624; Ebert 16779) (Details: Gilt back with 6 raised bands; gilt coat of arms on both covers; printer's device on title; Greek text with facing Latin translation.) (Condition: Binding somewhat rubbed; upper & lower part of front joint split over 4 and 6 cm; tiny bump in front board; small stamp on title; small hole in text of 1 leaf (2A2) (Note: Editio princeps of the letters of Photius, (248). Text and translation by Richard Montague, 1577-1641, a well known Greek scholar, who later became bishop of Norwich. He used a manuscript of the Bodleian, and a manuscript brought to England by Chr. Ravius for 5 other letters. He previously edited Johannes Chrysostomus) (Provenance: coat of arms on covers: a shield with 2 eagles and 2 griffins in the quarters, flanked by 2 greyhounds standing on the hindlegs. Above the shield a ducal crown, left of the crown a bishop's mither, on the right a crosier. Stamp on title: Minderbroeders, Heerlen) (Collation: Folio in 4 leaves: A - 3D4, 3E6) Photographs on request.

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        Reliqui? sacr? Carolin?. Or The vvorks of that great monarch and glorious martyr King Charls the I : Collected together, and digested in order, according to their severall subjects, civil and sacred

      Hague [i.e. London] : printed by Samuell Browne [i.e. F. Leach], 1651, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFinely and period-sympathetically bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 324 pages; Physical desc.: [16], 276; [4], 247, [17], 149-324 p., [2] leaves of plates : ill.,ports. ; 8°. Notes: Eikon Basilike. 'The pourtraicture of his sacred Majesty in his solitudes and sufferings' and 'A perfect copie of prayers used by His Majestie in the time of his sufferings' have separate title pages dated 1649.With a portrait frontispiece of Charles I and a folding plate, bound in front of Eikon Basilike, signed: Guil. Marshall sculpsit, representing Charles with the crown of thorns in his right hand. Authorship of the Eikon basilike was originally attributed to Charles I, but according to Madan (pp. 125-33) it was written by John Gauden who probably included some authentic writings of the king. The imprint is false. Cf. Madan. In this issue, the "Eikon basilike" lacks the "Explanation of the embleme" and the portrait of Charles II as Prince of Wales; this issue also appeared separately. Annotation on Thomason copy: "Septem: First 1652". ESTC citation no.: R211041. Subject: Charles I,King of England, 1600-1649 - Early works to 1800. Charles I,King of England, 1600-1649. Great Britain - History - Civil War, 1642-1649 - Early works to 1800. Referenced by: Wing (2nd ed., 1994), C2073A. Thomason, E.1220[1]. Almack, E. Bibl. of the King's book, 49. Madan, F.F. New bibl. of the Eikon basilike, 62: third issue.

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        Lettera autografa firmata dat. 20 ottobre 1651 indirizzata al Duca di Modena (con sigillo in ceralacca)

      BERNINI, Gio. Lorenzo (Napoli 1598 - Roma 1680). Lettera autografa firmata dat. 20 ottobre 1651 indirizzata al Duca di Modena (con sigillo in ceralacca). Il Bernini fu celebre architetto (dal 1629 di San Pietro a Roma), scultore e pittore con speciale talento per opere monumentali; nel 1663 lavorò a Parigi. Ne scrissero Baldinucci (1681 per incarico di Cristian di Svezia) e Stanislao Fraschetti di Roma (1899). Le sue opere rappresentano il barocco nella sua fusione di masse armoniche, ricche di calore e di movimento. Della sua attività di architetto, è famoso il Baldacchino di San Pietro e, per la su ampiezza luminosa, il colonnato di San Pietro, che raccoglie l' insigne prospetto e la Cupola del Tempio. La presente lettera è in - 4° (mm. 305 x 203), scritta con bella calligrafia; l' Artista afferma che è molto difficile creare una scultura simile ad una pittura (forse un ritratto). Tuttavia, in seguito al desiderio del Cardinale fratello del Duca, decide di effettuarla, ma chiede scusa se l' opera non sarà perfetta. Rarissimo, interessante autografo perfettamente conservato.

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      VENETIIS: APUD FRANCISCUM BABA, 1651. In 4. Dim. 32,5x24x7 cm. Pp. (46)+572+(2)+(12)+150+(2)+118+(12)+97+(5). Bella edizione del 1651 dell'Opera di Daniel Sennert (1572-1637) rinomato fisico tedesco e prolifico scrittore accademico nell'ambito dell'alchimia e chimica, noto per aver sviluppato una prima versione della teoria atomica. Abile medico, Sennert credeva nella stregoneria, nella trasmutazione, nell'applicazione dell'astrologia alla medicina e nelle origini sovrannaturali della malattia. Fu il primo ad introdurre la chimica come materia del curriculum medico e a coniugare in maniera armonica le dottrine della medicina galenica con ciò che considerava vero nelle dottrine di Paracelso. L'opera era composta da tre tomi, siamo purtroppo in possesso solo del primo contenente volume contenente, "Institutionum Medicinae Libri V", "Liber Chymicorum" con frontespizio a sè stante, "Epitome naturalis scientiae", "Hypomnemata physica". Purtroppo il fascicolo iniziale di 4 carte e4 contenente "Methodus discendi Medicinam" ed "Exoterica" risulta mancante. La presenza del fascicolo è indicata solo al frontespizio, non viene menzionata nei vari indici. Il capitolo decimo dell'ultima parte sulla propagazione dell'animo umano "De propagatione animae humanis" è stato abraso e cancellato con righe verticali di inchiostro antico. Le pagine seguenti dalla 55 alla 64 sono state rimosse. L'ultima pagina del capitolo presente, la 65 mostra antica carta incollata al margine destro. Queste parti sono state rimosse sicuramente per censura. La prima parte interamente dedicata ai metodi usati in medicina: Malattie, cause, Sintomi, Corpo umano e segni, Le urine, Polso, Diagnostica dei segni, Medicamenti con la descrizione delle varie piante da utilizzare per le cure come l'assenzio, cicuta, papavero, malva e molte altre, Chirurgia, Composizione e forma dei medicamenti con le varie dosi e descrizione ecc... Segue parte dedicata all'alchimia "De chymicorum cum Aristotelicis": Trasmutazione del metallo, preparazione dei medicamenti, Ermete, Paracelso, Qualità occulte, Astri e radici, corpi animati, Calore celeste, Spcie spirituali, Magia naturale, Transplatazione, Atomi, Fondamenti della medicina, Cabala, Magia di Paracelso, Cura magnetica, Distillazione dell'urina, Strumenti e operazioni di chimica ecc... Segue "Epitome naturalis scientiae": Cielo e stelle, Meteore, Venti, Pietre e gemme, Metalli, descrizione delle piante, Anima ecc.. Nell'ultima parte: qualità occulte Atomi e mistione, Generazione di vivi, Vita spontanea ecc... Bellissima incisione con i diversi strumenti utilizzati in chimica: alambicchi, distillatori, forni ampolle ecc.... Bellissima legatura in piena pergamena coeva con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Rara, solo tre copie censite su ICCU. Antiche sottolineature e note manoscritte. Ex libris al frontespizio Copertina in piena pergamena coeva a cinque con titolo manoscritto al dorso in discrete condizioni generali con usure e parti mancanti ai margini e dorso. Legatura in ottime condizioni. Pagine in buone condizioni con fioriture e bruniture. Segno di tarlo marginale fino a pag. 35 minimamente inficiante il testo fino alla carta b2. Piccole macchie di inchiostro marginali. Errori di numerazione. Usure al margine destro della pagine dalla 87 alla fine dell'ultima parte. Gore d'umidità al margine destro da pag. 33 dell'ultima parte fino alla fine. Il pirmo fascicolo e4 e le pagine dalla 55 alla 64 dell'ultima parte assenti. Beautiful edition of 1651 of the Opera written by Daniel Sennert (1572-1637) rinowned german physic and prolific academic writer of alchemy and chemistry, famous because he developed a first atomic theory and with the theories of Aristotle and Galeno. Skill physician, Sennert beleieved in witchery, in trasmutation, in application of medicine to astrology and in supernatural origins of deseases. He was the first one to introduce chemistry as matter of medical curriculum and to coniugate in harmonic matter doctrines of galenic matter with what he considered true in Paracelsus doctrines. The work was made up of three tomes, unfortunately we only have the first tome containing "Institutionum Medicinae Libri V", "Liber Chymicorum" with its own title page, "Epitome naturalis scientiae", "Hypomnemata physica". Unfortunately the pamphlet e4 containing "Methodus discendi Medicinam" and "Exoterica" is missing. The real presence of the pamphlet is only indicated in the title page, it is not indicated in different index. Tenth chapter of last part about propagation of human soul "De propagatione animae humanis" has been erased with vertical lines of ancient ink. the following pages from 55 until 64 are missing. The last page of chapter is present, ancient paper covers the right edge. All these parts have been removed probably for censor. The first part entirely dedicated to methods used in medicine: Deseases and symptoms, Knowledge of human body and signs, urines, Diagnostic of sings, Treatments and description of plants to be used, Surgery, Description and measures to prepare potions ecc... Then part dedicated to alchemy "De chymicorum cum Aristotelicis": Trasmutation of metal, preparation of treatments, Ermete, Paracelsius, Esoteric qualities, Roots and Asters, animated bodies, Celestial heat, spiritual species, Natural magic, Transplatation, Atoms, Bases of medicine, Cabala, Magic of Paracelsius, Magnetic treatment, Distillation of urine, Instruments and methods of alchemy ecc... Then "Epitome naturalis scientiae": Sky and stars, Winds, Stones and jems, Metals, description of plants, Soul ecc.. In the last part: Occultism, Generation of alive, Spontanous life ecc... Very beautiful engraving with instruments used in alchemy distiller, alembic, ampullas ecc... Very beautiful full parchment coeval cover with manuscripted title in the spine. Scarce copy. Ex libris in the title page. Full parchment coeval cover with five nerfs and manuscripted title in the spine in fair general conditions with wearings and missing parts in the edges and spine. Binding in very good conditions. Inside pages are in good conditions with foxings and yellowings. Worming in the edge until pag. 35 minimally ruining the text until b2. Little ink's stains in the edges. Faults in numbering. WEarings in the right edge of pages from 87 until the end of the last part. Humidity stain in the right edge from pag. 33 of the last part until the end. The four pages of e4 pamphlet and pages from 55 until 64 of the last part are missing.

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        Gondibert: An Heroick Poem

      Printed for John Holden, London 1651 - [4], 64, [4], 243, [7]. With preliminary errata leaf, and V8, a duplicate of the text of V7v. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep. Lightly rubbed, with small leather flaw to spine and a little loss to bottom corner of lower board, else a crisp copy. Sir William Davenant or D'Avenant (bap. 1696, d.1668), English dramatist and poet. An ardent royalist, the Poet Laureate Davenant was outlawed on the charge of high treason by Parliament in 1641 after participation in the First Army Plot. He began work on the epic poem Gondibert, a combination of Renaissance drama, classical epic traditions and Hobbesian philosophical theories of state, after fleeing to France in the wake of Royalist defeat. Its composition and publication was interrupted by his capture at sea en route to take up his position as lieutenant governor of Maryland. Imprisonment on the Isle of Wight, a sentence of death (later commuted, apparently following intervention from Milton) and subsequent imprisonment in the Tower of London followed. Much discussed on publication in Cromwellian England, scholarly attention has since focused upon the prefaratory letter to Thomas Hobbes, and his reply, both of which included here. Published in both quarto and octavo format in 1651, no publication priority has been proven, though it is deduced by C.M. Dowling ('The First Edition of Gondibert: Quarto or Octavo?', The Library. 1939, p167-179) that the compositor of the octavo edition had reference to a quarto edition. Pforzheimer 252. Wing D326 Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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      María Fernández, Impresora de la Universidad, Alcalá 1651 - López de Zárate (1580-1658) fue militar en su juventud y como tal sirvió en Flandes. Se instaló luego en Madrid donde desempeñó el cargo de secretario del duque Lerma. Publicó sus primeros versos en 1619 y llegó a ser conocido en la corte como ¿el Caballero de la Rosa¿ por un soneto que dedicó a esa flor. También fue muy celebrado su soneto ¿Al que traía un relox con las cenizas de su amada por arenas¿. Según Palau esta edición contiene las poesías dadas a conocer en 1619, junto con otras y la ¿Tragedia de Hércules Furente y Oeta¿. El ejemplar que ofrecemos está bien conservado aunque en algunas páginas, y en la esquina inferior derecha, hay manchas de humedad que no afectan al texto. Las treinta primeras páginas, sin numerar, son de un papel más blanco que el resto. 30 hojas, la última en blanco. 343 pp. pues aunque la numeración sólo alcanza 339 cuatro están repetidas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Compleat Horseman and Expert Ferrier

      ondon- Thomas Harper and Nicholas Fussell 1651 - %0D%0AA scarce edition of this guide to horse ownership. %0D%0ATitle page missing however pagination and publishers preface suggests this is the second edition printed in 1651. Published preface signed T. H. %0D%0ATitle page missing but work appears otherwise complete. %0D%0ADivided into two books: The first part is devoted to the breeding and raising of horses for running as hunting, and how the rider ought to behave himself in the breaking and riding of colts, as also teaching the groome and keeper his true office , and the second to diseases of horses with their cures, listing hundreds of recipes. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn paper covered boards. Externally, worn with rubbing, bumping and dampstaining. Hinges failed with boards detached from textblock. Internally, binding generally failed with many pages loosening. Pages cockled with edgewear but still bright with some spotting. Title page absent. Overall: POOR%0D%0A [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De la Vérité de la Religion chrestienne: Contre les Athées, Epicuriens, Payens, Juifs, Mahumedistes, & autres infideles.

      Elsevier,, Lyde (Leiden), 1651 - Lyde (Leiden), Elsevier, 1651. 12 Bl., 805 (recte 807) S. Pgt. der Zeit über 4 durchzogenen Bünden, hs. Rückentitel. Philippe Duplessis-Mornay, eigentlich Philippe de Mornay, Seigneur du Plessis–Marly, auch genannt Philippe Mornay Du Plessis (* 5. November 1549 zu Buhy in der Normandie; 11. November 1623 in La Forêt-sur-Sêvre) war ein reformierter Theologe und Staatsmann aus Frankreich. Von seinem streng katholischen Vater für den geistlichen Stand bestimmt und im College de Lisieux zu Paris unterrichtet, trat er nach dessen Tod 1560 zum protestantischen Glauben über. Seine Karriere als politischer Schriftsteller und Diplomat begann 1571 mit der Schrift Dissertation sur l'église visible. Im folgenden Jahr war er in Geheimmission für Admiral de Coligny tätig; er unterhandelte mit Wilhelm von Oranien. Nach der Bartholomäusnacht, der er nur knapp mit Hilfe eines katholischen Freundes entkam, suchte er Unterschlupf in England. 1575 war er als Verwalter der Finanzen von Navarra in die Dienste Heinrichs I. von Navarra getreten. Im Frühjahr 1589 war er als Vermittler verantwortlich für die Aussöhnung von König Heinrich III. und Heinrich von Navarra. Als dieser 1589 als Heinrich IV. auf den Thron von Frankreich erhoben war, wurde Duplessis-Mornay zum Staatsrat und später zum Gouverneur von Saumur ernannte. Hier errichtete Duplessis-Mornay eine protestantische Akademie, die bis zu ihrer Aufhebung durch Ludwig XIV. im Jahr 1683 von großem Einfluss war. 1598 veröffentlichte er eine lange vorbereitete Schrift über die Eucharistie aus calvinistischer Sicht „De L'institution, usage et doctrine du saint sacrement de l'eucharistie en l'église ancienne". - 1581 erschien die Erstausgabe von "De la Verité." und erlebte mehrere Auflagen, unter anderem 1590 in Genf. - Er versuch in vorliegender Schrift die antiken Religionen und das Judentum in das Christentum zu integrieren. - Vorsatz alt beschrieben. Mit Ex Libris Franz Pollack-Parnau und 2 montierte Aufnahmen aus früheren Angeboten, schönes und sauberes Exemplar. Pgt. der Zeit über 4 durchzogenen Bünden, hs. Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Epitome Naturalis Scientiae; Auctarium Epitomes Physicae,

      Ioannis Ravensteinii, Amstelaedami 1651 - Ed. ultima. 16mo. [14], 679,[22],[89]pp. Engraved title page. Part II has its own title page: AUCTARIUM EPITOMES PHYSICAE. Later full calf binding to style, spine in 4 compartments; gilt title; blind tooling on upper board. Spine lightly sunned, a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CONSTITUCIONES SYNODALES DEL OBISPADO DE LEÓN hechas por¿Obispo de dicho Obispado, y recopiladas por el mismo, las de sus predecesores

      María Fernandez, Alcalá de Henares 1651 - 4º. Frontis. 8 h. 250 p. y tabla. Recoge las constituciones de los Sínodos de 1636, 1639, 1643 y 1647. El frontis grabado calcográfico es de Jpe. Valles y representa el escudo de Bartolomé Santos de Rissoba. Muy raro. [Palau nº 60250; CCPB38553-0] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Alcoranus Franciscanorum id est, Blasphemiarum et nugarum Lerna, de stigmatisato Idolo quod Franciscum vocant, ex libro Conformitatum, Versiculus Franciscanorum. Franciscus est in coelo, Respondio Quis dubitat de illo? Antiphona Totus Mundus.

      Deventer, Johannes Colomp 1651. (engraved titlepage) 248 p. Contemporary cardboard Binding, 12° (spine is worn, Rare fourth edition of the translation into Latin of Erasmus Alberus' Der Barfusser Monche Eulenspiegel und Alkoran, a prose satire to which Martin Luther wrote the postscript. The first edition of the German original appeared in Wittenberg by Hans Luft in 1542, followed by the Latin translation in Frankfurt a year later. The second and third Latin edition were published resp. in 1560 and 1578. This parodic adaptation of the Liber conformitatum of the Franciscan Bartolommeo Rinonico (or Albizzi) of Pisa is written by Erasmus Alberus (ca. 1500-1553), a German humanist, reformer, and poet, who was born in the village of Bruchenbrücken, near Frankfurt am Main. Although his father was a schoolmaster, his early education was neglected. Ultimately in 1518 he found his way to the University of Wittenberg, where he studied theology. He had the good fortune to attract the attention of Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon, and subsequently became one of Luther's most active helpers. Not only did he fight for the Protestant cause as a preacher and theologian, but he was almost the only member of Luther's party who was able to confront the Roman Catholics with the weapon of literary satire. After Luther's death, Alberus was for a time a deacon in Wittenberg, he became involved, however, in the political conflicts of the time. In 1552 he was appointed Generalsuperintendent at Neubrandenburg in Mecklenburg, where he died on the 5th of May 1553.).

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        The Saints Everlasting Rest: or, a Treatise of the Blessed State of the Saints in their enjoyment of God in Glory. Wherein is shewed its Excellency and Certainty; the Misery of those that lose it; the way to Attain it

      London: Printed for Thomas Underhill, and Francis Tyton 1651. . Second edition, 8vo, (xl), 184, (40), 185-304, 196, (56), 197-312, 312 pp. Some occasional, and mostly marginal, browning, marbled endpapers. Period style 19th century black morocco, covers with blind stamped rules and gilt tooled flower cornerpieces, recently rebacked retaining the original backstrip, a.e.g. Reprinted twelve times before the century was up and a classic of English theology - “...a masterpiece of style” (Encyc. Brit.). A non-conformist, Baxter suffered for his beliefs after the Restoration but continued to produce a stream of pamphlets and books. Wing B1384.

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        De generatione animalium... De partu: de membranis ac humoribus uteri; & de conceptione.

      . Amsterdam, J.Jansonius, 1651, 12°, XVI, 415 pp. (ohne die beiden Blätter Aditamentorum). Ledereinband d.Zt. Schön gestochener Titel, Zeus darstellend, ein geöffnetes Ei in den Händen haltend, aus dem menschl. Gestalten und Tiere entspringen. Die seltene Amsterdamer Ausgabe, im selben Jahr wie die Londoner Erstausgabe erschienen. "Omne vivum ex ovo" ist eine der wichtigsten Erfahrungen der Biologie. Studien an bebrüteten Hühnereiern, trächtigen Hirschkühen und Rehen brachten Harvey zu der Überzeugung: Alles Lebendige kommt aus dem Ei! Dieses zweite große Werk des Entdeckers des Blutkreislaufes bildet einen Meilenstein auf dem Gebiet der Embryologie. "Außerordentlich wertvoll ist eine im Jahr 1651 zu Amsterdam gedruckte Ausgabe von Harvey's Exercitationes de generatione animalium" - Ciba-Zeitschrift, Basel No.13/1934, S.454 - William Harvey's masterpiece on embryology, generation and obstetrics, a collection of observations of equal importance to his discovery of the circulation of the blood. The present edition of Harvey's great book was one of the last to appear in his lifetime. - Keynes, Harvey Bibliogr., no.37; Garrison & Morton 467 (Engl. EA); Osler 467; Waller 4121; Heirs of Hippocrates 272; Cushing, H 160; Wellcome III, 220.

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