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        Lasithi. "Lasitti

      Greece: Venice "Marco Boschini Venetiano, al Serinissima Principe E Regal Collegio di Venetia" 1651. Black & white copper engraved birdseye view/ map of the plateau of Lasithi from Marco Boschini's "Il tutti di Regno di Candia "single page; verso blank. The view/ map shows the high plateau of Lasithi surrounded by mountains. Dark impression, on laid paper; some soiling to blank margins. 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. Zacherakis:638/440; Blackmer /Navari:171; Blackmer/Sotheby's:37. Greece Crete Lasithi Lasitti

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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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        Afbeeldinghe in wat maniere Den Admiral Pieter Adriaensen Ita twee Rycke Honduras vaerders ver overt.

      Amsterdam, 1651 - Very fine engraving of Havana from the sea. A very sharp impression in fine condition. 14.5 x 11" Depicts the taking of two Spanish silver-ships off Havana by the Dutch Admiral Pieter Adriaensen. From Isaac Commelin's 'Begin ende voortgangh', a narrative of the voyages made by the Dutch East India Company.

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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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        LEVIATHAN, or The Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill

      London, Printed for Andrew Crooke, at the Green Dragon . . . 1651 - First Edition, first issue with the winged head ornament on the title page and Crooke spelled correctly. Folio (7 x 11"/29cm.), iv, 396p.; two consecutive leaves are numbered 247-8, and there is a numbering gap from 256 to 261, but text is continuous, no absence or duplication of text; foldout chart bound in between pp. 40-41, creased but very good; engraved title frontispiece is absent. Bound in its original 17th century full calf, an age-darkened brown, the spine in six gilt-decorated panels between raised bands, the title on a red morocco label in the second panel, thin double-ruled blind-stamped borders to both covers which are rubbed and scarred, worn at corners which are pushed, 1 badly; an old ink stain along a portion of the fore-edge, a tiny worm hole to lower front cover with corresponding minor worming near gutter to page 31, thereafter mostly a mere pinhole to page 234 (slight smudges at same location on p. 235!). Both pastedowns are absent, fully exposing the under sides of the boards and binding cord ends; both free endpapers are creased and leather-stained around edges, and partially separating from the binding, the front endpaper with scattered faint ink offsetting (from former facing paste-down?). Inner hinges are exposed, but the entire binding and covers are still holding well together. The text is overall very clean and un-marked, pages a bit wavy from the perhaps too-tight binding. Small pencil note on verso of rear endpaper states, "Collated, lacks engd. title, otherwise complete. Bernard Quaritch Ltd JAL." ** Provenance: From the Library of John Evelyn (1620-1706), English diarist, horticulturist, and bibliophile, his small simple JE plate on the inside front board with a larger armorial plate of Evelyn's great-great-grandson Sir Frederich Evelyn (1733–1812). With thin ink signatures: "John Evelyn Junr" and a brief note on the verso of the blank flyleaf and a similarly signed "JEvelyn" at the bottom of the title page; unknown ink initials at top of title page. (Please see all photos; additional close-up images upon request.) A distinctive copy of this classic treatise of political philosophy in its original binding and from the library of John Evelyn. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Neue Sammlung von Schweizertrachten nach Zeichnungen von Koenig, Lory etc.,

      Zürich, Füssli, o. J. - 193 S., 1 Bl. Mit gestochenem Titel und 50 handkolorierten Kupfertafeln Hiler 505. Colas 1651. Thieme-Becker XXI, 160 (Koenig; Thieme-Becker XXIII, 399 (Lory). Zweite Ausgabe des "Petit Koenig". Mit deutsch-französischem Paralleltext. - Einband etw. berieben, Kapitale bestossen, gestochener Titel etw. stockfleckig und mit kleinem Randeinriss, sonst stellenweise etwas stock- und fingerfleckig sowie leicht gebräunt. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 12°, Halbleder der Zeit, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Felsina e Bologna Antica capo della Sec. Toscana, Metropoli dei Galli Boii e Colonia nobilissima dei romani

      Bologna 1651 - Raffigurazione planimetrico prospettica dell'antica Bologna, come da titolo, anche se sono raffigurate le ultime mura. Negli altri tre cartigli, che conferiscono particolare decoratività all'incisione, sono riportati i vari rimandi sia in lettere che in numeri arabi. La stampa è inserita nell'opera "Le antichià più antiche di Bologna ristrette in due libri?Di Ovidio Montalbani", per Carlo Zenero in Bologna 1651. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Bibliografia: Brighetti "Bologna nelle sue stampe Vedute e piante scenografiche dal quattrocento ll'ottocento", pag. 30, n° 35. mm 356x496

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        Insula Ceilan quae incolis Te narisin dicitur

      Amsterdam 1651 - Size : 145x182 (mm), 5.75x7.125 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring Very good, minor discoloration at the margin

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        OPERUM TOMUS I QUO CONTINENTUR METHODUS DISCENDI MEDICINAM EXOTERICA INSTITUTIONUM MEDICINAE LIBRI V LIBER CHYMICORUM EPITOME NATURALIS SCIENTIAE HYPEMNEMATA PHYSICA

      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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        Macedonia Epirus Et Achaia

      Amsterdam 1651 - Size : 145x200 (mm), 5.75x7.875 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring Very good, some minor toning of the paper

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        0BRAS VARIAS DEDICADAS A DIFERENTES PERSONAS

      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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        TRAITEZ DES DROITS ET LIBERTEZ DE L’ÉGLISE GALLICANE suivi de PREUVES ET LIBERTEZ DE L’ÉGLISE GALLICANE

      s.l. s. éd. 1651 - , 2 t. en 1 vol. in-folio, pl. basane brune de l’époque, dos à nerfs orné, tit. doré, tr. jaspées, lettrines, vignettes et bandeaux, rel. assez médiocre, (plats frottés, tachés, dos et coiffes accidentés, mors fendus avec manques, coins et coupes élimées avec manques, rares rousseurs), texte frais, (3 f.)-601p. (3 f.) - (6 f.)-983 - (3)p.

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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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        RELIQUIAE SACRAE CAROLINAE. Or THE WORKS OF THAT GREAT MONARCH AND GLORIOUS MARTYR KING CHARLES THE I

      The Hague, printed by Samuell Browne, 1651.. Collected together, and digested in order, according to their severall subjects, civil and sacred. Contains in the first part Concerning matters civil, His Majesty's Speeches, His Majesty's Messages for Peace, Letters etc, and in the second part Concerning matters sacred, the Eikon Basilike with separate title page printed red and black dated 1649 and Papers about Church Government and His Majesty's Prayers plus things relating to his death. The title page of the Eikon Basilike reads: THE PORUTRAICTURE (sic) OF HIS SACRED MAJESTIE IN HIS SOLITUDES AND SUFFERINGS. Together with His Majesties Praiers delivered to Doctor Juxon immediately before his death. Also His Majesties reasons, against the pretended jurisdiction of the High Court of Justice, which he intended to deliver in writing on Monday January 22, 1648. Small 8vo, 170 x 110 mm, 6¾ x 4¼ inches, frontispiece of the King with globe, folding frontispiece to Eikon Basilike showing King kneeling with crown of thorns in his right hand both engraved by William Marshall, oval portrait of the Prince of Wales at page 213, pages: [16], 1- 276, [4], 1-247, 149-324 (the leap in pagination to page 149 for the Church Papers is recorded in the Contents section at the beginning of the book), LACKING THE EXPLANATION OF THE FRONTISPIECE AS OFTEN which should precede the folding frontispiece in the Eikon Basilike, a few mispaginations but text collated and guaranteed complete, bound in full antique leather, blind rules to covers, rebacked to style with raised bands and small gilt lozenge in 4 compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label. Covers worn with some pitting to surface, small repairs to lower corners, top corners slightly worn, pastedowns discoloured by glue, very faint browning to lower edge of frontispiece and general title page, offset from the front pastedown, sdmall repair to lower corner of front endpaper, another small lower corner torn off, 1 very small chip to an upper margin, 1 fore-edge margin slightly chipped due to paper flaw. Text block tight and firm. A very good clean copy complete with all required illustrations, but lacking Explanation as noted See Madan, A New Bibliography of the Eikon Basilike, page 72 No. 62 with an illustration of our Eikon Basilike title page on page 73. Madan No. 62 collates almost as our copy except that there are 17 pages after the Eikon and before the Church Papers which are not called for in our Contents list. The title page of the Eikon has the same misprint 'Porutraicture' but differs very slightly from ours: it has red decoration to the corners and 'Eikon Basilike' and 'Majesties' are printed lower than they are in our copy. According to Madan the Explanation of the Frontispiece is often lacking from this edition. Madan examines the question of the authorship of the Eikon Basilike in detail and comes to the conclusion that both Charles I and John Gauden were involved, Charles in providing the original manuscript material, Gauden for writing it up and making a book of it (see Madan, Appendix 1, pages 126-133). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        China

      Amsterdam 1651 - Size : 136x193 (mm), 5.375x7.625 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring Very Good, some minor discoloration on the margin

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        La Vie, Les Maximes et Partie des Ouvres

      Paris - Denys Thierry 1651 - 'La Vie, Les Maximes et Partie des Oeuvres du tres-excellent contemplatif, le venerable, Fr. Ian de S. Samson, aveugle des le berceavet Religious Laic de L'Ordre des Carmes Reformez. Par le R. P. Donatien de S. Nicolas, religieux du mesme Ordre. 'The title translated in full being: The Life, the Maxims and Part of the Works of the excellent, contemplative, venerableIan of Saint Samson, cradle of the blind and theReligious Laymanfor the Order of the Reform Carmelites. Ian (aka John orJean) of St. Samson ( in 1571 - 1636 ) a great man of the Carmelite religion who had a great influence on the Carmelite reform in the Carmelite convent of Rennes also called Reform of Touraine. The Order of the Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel or Carmelites is a Catholic religious order thought to have been founded in the 12th century on Mount Carmel. In the early 17th Century the struggles and concerns over the advent of Protestantism instituted an iminant need for reform. The place that offered the best conditions was the Province of Tourraine, which gave its name to the reform. One of its great figures was John of St. Samson, who was the principal collaborator accompanied and cared for those who were sick or dying from plague and earning a reputation as a miricle worker. This book is written several hundred years before those following the reform of Tourraine and the Carmelite's under the Mantuan Congregation, who mainly functioned in a small corner of Italy, were formally merged under one set of Constitutions at the end of the 19th century. Includes a bookplate to the front pastedown from St. Augustine Monastic Library in Ramsgate. Illuminated letters to the head of each chapter and an illustration to the title page. In French. Condition: In a vellum binding. Externally, sound with slight rubbing, marks to the boards and some slight loss to the leather of the spine. Institutional ink marks to the spine. The front hinge is held by the cords only. The leather is beginning to come away from the pastedown. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean with some light tidemarks to the top margin of a majority of the text. Ink inscriptions to the front pastedown and title page. Overall Condition: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LES OEUVRES DIVERSES DU SIEUR DE BALZAC

      Leide: Chés les Elseviers, 1651. First Elzevier Edition n. Hardcover. 127 x 70 mm (5 x 2 3/4"). 8 p.l., 389 pp. First Elzevier Edition. LOVELY DARK BROWN MOROCCO, LAVISHLY GILT, BY JOLY FILS (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with complex central oval ornament composed of strapwork and stippling and with curling acanthus leaves radiating from it on all four sides, these leaves on a densely stippled gilt ground; raised bands, spine compartments gilt in a similar style, ELEGANT CITRON MOROCCO DOUBLURES INLAID IN A MOSAIC STYLE with rows of red-inside-dark brown lozenges, the whole decorated with many gilt circlets and dots, marbled endpapers and flyleaves, all edges gilt. In a folding cloth box. Printer's device on title page, decorative headpieces and initials. Front flyleaf with bookplate of P. R. Méry. Willems 688; Rahir 687. Just a touch of (well masked) wear to joints, inferior paper stock with overall light browning, light soiling to title page, one leaf with tiny chip at head (no loss), otherwise a fine, fresh copy in a sparkling binding. From the celebrated 17th century Elzevier family of printers, this is a lifetime edition of the works of an important French writer of the period, offered in a beautiful binding. Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac (1597-1654) is credited with being one of a small number of writers from his day to exercise a strong formative influence on the development of the modern French language. In the same way that Malherbe is thought to have perfected French verse, Balzac (not related to Honoré, the 19th century novelist and playwright) is remembered as having contributed to the perfecting of French prose. His intellectual legacy was felt by men of greater genius than himself, such as Racine; his works of moral philosophy, usually composed in the form of epistolary essays addressed to various luminaries of the day, were also of significance. The Joly name is one of the most distinguished in French bookbinding history. After having apprenticed with a provincial binder, Antoine Joly (1838-1917) moved to Paris, found employment with the celebrated Léon Gruel, later formed a partnership with Thibaron in 1874, succeeded him 11 years later, and, in 1892, turned the business over to his son Robert (1870?-1924). "An excellent gilder like his father, Robert designed and produced a range of classical covers. In World War I he was commissioned by Henri Vever to execute bindings decorated by Jules Chadel and Adolphe Giraldon." (Duncan & De Bartha) The present binding is made with the highest quality morocco, is full of animation and creativity, is executed with unfailing expertise, and is found here in most agreeable condition.

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        ORIGINAL MID 17TH CENTURY HANDWRITTEN RELIGIOUS MANUSCRIPT.

      Unpublished 1651 - Fragile and in a distressed state, but a truly rare survival ! 8vo. 361 pages. Worn with some loss. Disbound. Further images and details upon request.

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        RELIQUIAE SACRAE CAROLINAE. Or THE WORKS OF THAT GREAT MONARCH AND GLORIOUS MARTYR KING CHARLES THE I.

      The Hague, printed by Samuell Browne, 1651.Collected together, and digested in order, according to their severall subjects, civil and sacred. Contains in the first part Concerning matters civil, His Majesty's Speeches, His Majesty's Messages for Peace, Letters etc, and in the second part Concerning matters sacred, the Eikon Basilike with separate title page printed red and black dated 1649 and Papers about Church Government and His Majesty's Prayers plus things relating to his death. The title page of the Eikon Basilike reads: THE PORUTRAICTURE (sic) OF HIS SACRED MAJESTIE IN HIS SOLITUDES AND SUFFERINGS. Together with His Majesties Praiers delivered to Doctor Juxon immediately before his death. Also His Majesties reasons, against the pretended jurisdiction of the High Court of Justice, which he intended to deliver in writing on Monday January 22, 1648. Small 8vo, 170 x 110 mm, 6¾ x 4¼ inches, frontispiece of the King with globe, folding frontispiece to Eikon Basilike showing King kneeling with crown of thorns in his right hand both engraved by William Marshall, oval portrait of the Prince of Wales at page 213, pages: [16], 1 - 276, [4], 1 - 247, 149 - 324 (the leap in pagination to page 149 for the Church Papers is recorded in the Contents section at the beginning of the book), LACKING THE EXPLANATION OF THE FRONTISPIECE AS OFTEN which should precede the folding frontispiece in the Eikon Basilike, a few mispaginations but text collated and guaranteed complete, bound in full antique leather, blind rules to covers, rebacked to style with raised bands and small gilt lozenge in 4 compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label. Covers worn with some pitting to surface, small repairs to lower corners, top corners slightly worn, pastedowns discoloured by glue, very faint browning to lower edge of frontispiece and general title page, offset from the front pastedown, sdmall repair to lower corner of front endpaper, another small lower corner torn off, 1 very small chip to an upper margin, 1 fore - edge margin slightly chipped due to paper flaw. Text block tight and firm. A very good clean copy complete with all required illustrations, but lacking Explanation as noted See Madan, A New Bibliography of the Eikon Basilike, page 72 No. 62 with an illustration of our Eikon Basilike title page on page 73. Madan No. 62 collates almost as our copy except that there are 17 pages after the Eikon and before the Church Papers which are not called for in our Contents list. The title page of the Eikon has the same misprint 'Porutraicture' but differs very slightly from ours: it has red decoration to the corners and 'Eikon Basilike' and 'Majesties' are printed lower than they are in our copy. According to Madan the Explanation of the Frontispiece is often lacking from this edition. Madan examines the question of the authorship of the Eikon Basilike in detail and comes to the conclusion that both Charles I and John Gauden were involved, Charles in providing the original manuscript material, Gauden for writing it up and making a book of it (see Madan, Appendix 1, pages 126 - 133). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        MAGIAE NATURALIS LIBRI VIGINTI

      Lugd. Batavorum [Leyden]: Apud Petrum Leffen, 1651. Vellum. Very Good. Early edition of a work first issued in 1589. 16mo, bound in contemporary full vellum with yapp edges, titles in ink on spine. 670 + [22] pp. Printed title with engraved vignette, dated 1651; additional engraved title page, dated 1650; engraved text illustrations. Ink names on inner front cover (two older - one is from 1714 - and one is modern, dating from 1968). Covers moderately age-darkened, minor faint stain to upper corners of the first few leaves, overall a clean and very attractive copy, complete as issued. ¶ Giambattista della Porta (1535 - 1615), also known as Giovanni Battista Della Porta, was an Italian scholar, polymath and playwright who lived in Naples at the time of the Scientific Revolution and Reformation. This is his most famous work, originally published in Naples in 1558 in Four Books. The text was revised and considerably expanded throughout the author's lifetime; its Twenty Books, first published in 1589, include observations upon Occult Philosophy, Astrology, Alchemy, Mathematics, Meteorology, Natural Philosophy, Geology, Optics, Medicines, Poisons, Cooking, Metallurgy and Magnetism, Cosmetics, Perfumes, Gunpowder and Invisible Writing.

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        Incisioni del Maestro Olandese Bloemaert Abraham, Dordrecht 1564 - Utrecht 1651.

      S.t. Sec. XVII., S.l. - In fol. , cm. 36, in piena pelle. Celebre raccolta di inc. del Bloemaert Abraham padre ed incise dal figlio Federico . e raffiguranti modelli di parti del corpo umano, personaggi in atteggiamenti diversi e animali. Il volume è formato da 160 inc. , di cui 4 incise all'acquaforte seppiata e le restanti incise con tecnica chiaro scuro. L'opera è divisa in 8 parti , che vengono indicate dalle inc. n. 1, 21, 41, 61, 81, 101, 121 e 141. Ampi marg. L'inc. n. 62 presenta una macchia di precaria identificazione. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria M. T. Cicerone]
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        RECUEIL D’ARRESTS REMARQUABLES, DONNEZ EN LA COUR DE PARLEMENT DE PARIS, POUR LA DÉCISION DES PLUS NOTABLES & SINGULIÈRES QUESTIONS qui puissent concerner les Bénéfices, Dismes, Règlements d’Officiers, Fiefs, Censives, Droicts Seigneuriaux, & autres controverses du Droict civil, tant pour les contracts, que pour les Testaments, Substitutions, & Successions ab intestat, divisé en six Livres ( ) et par luy revue, corrigée, & augmenté de plus de deux tiers, en ceste seconde édition

      Lyon Hierosme De La Garde 1651 - , in-folio, basane brune moucheté, dos à nerfs soulignés de filets dorés, tit. doré sur petite pc. brune, plats encadrés d’un filet doré, p. de tit. rouge et noire, vignettes, impression en 2 colonnes, (épidermures, éraflures et manques sur les plats, manques au coins, aux coupes, à l’extrémité de qq. nerfs et à la coiffe sup., piqûres, mouill. claires et lég. acidification du papier), 10 f.-714 p.-10 f.

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        Obras Varias De Francisco López De Zárate Dedicadas a Diferentes Personas.

      María Fernández, Impresora De La Universidad. a Costa De Tomás Alfay, Mercader De Libros., Alcalá 1651 - 29 h. y 339p., en realidad 343pp., pues la numeración está repetida en la pág. 103-104 y la 205-206. Buen ejemplar en buen papel, algo oscurecido, encuadernado de época en pergamino. Lomera pintada. Palau dice: "Publicó este libro el conocido editor Tomás Alfay. Contiene las poesías dadas a la luz en 1619, junto con otras y la Tragedia de Hércules Furente y Oeta." =Francisco López de Zárate (Logroño, c. 1580 - Madrid, 1658), poeta y dramaturgo español del Barroco. La publicación de su obra poética la comenzó en 1619 con el libro "Varias poesías", un total de 19 poemas de su época de juventud en los que predomina la égloga pastoril. En 1648 apareció su "Poema heroico de la invención de la Cruz", muy admirado por Cervantes, y que le dió gran fama hasta el siglo XIX. En el libro "Obras varias", publicado en Alcalá en 1651, reeditó de nuevo los poemas de juventud y añadió 260 poesías (silvas, églogas, rimas y romances amorosos) y la tragedia senequista "Hércules Furente y Oeta". En ellos aflora, junto a la más pura vena poética de estilo barroco, el desgarro existencial del hombre postrado por la enfermedad que le estaba paralizando. Fue conocido en la Corte con el sobrenombre de "el Caballero de la Rosa" por el soneto que dedicó a esa flor. Tuvo trato y amistad con las más ilustres figuras literarias de su tiempo, tales como Cervantes, Tirso de Molina y Lope de Vega. Size: 4º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        Candia

      Amsterdam 1651 - Size : 144x198 (mm), 5.625x7.75 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring Very Good, some minor discoloration on the margin

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        LETTERS To SEVERALL PERSONS Of HONOUR: Written by John Donne. Sometime Deane of St. Pauls London

      London:: Printed by J. Fletcher, for Richard Marriot,. 1651.. 4to: A - 2S4 (lacks A1, 2S4 - blanks). 19 cm x 14 cm. 1st edition, 1st issue (Keynes 55; Pforzheimer 295; Wing D-1864). [6], 318 pp.. Modern full leather binding, executed in a period style. Red edgestain.. Binding - Fine. Textblock - Overall VG+ (some editorial red &. regular pencil marks & annotations/occasional unobtrusive worming &. dampstaining to margins).. James Russell Lowell was Harvard's class poet [1838], who went on in his later life to become an influential 19th C. man-of-letters. John Donne a favorite author of Lowell, who edited an edition of Donne's poems [1855. Cf. BAL 13085), as well as a posthumously-published Grolier Club 2 volume edition (cf. BAL 13409) of the famous 17th C. poet, which included Donne's Poems, Letters, Elegies, etc. Lowell's copy of Donne's POEMS auctioned in 1992. Here we offer Lowell's copy of Donne's LETTERS, with Lowell's signature in the t.p. right upper margin, and editorial marginalia within. . Frontispiece (in expert copperplate facsimile).

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