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        Biscaia, Guipiscoa, Navarra, et Asturias de santillana.

      Amsterdam 1651 - The Basque Region, Size : 140x193 (mm), 5.5x7.625 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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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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      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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Halewood & Sons ABA ILAB]
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      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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      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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        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]

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

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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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        Leviathan, Or The Matter, Forme, & Power Of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiastical and Civill.

      London, Printed for Andrew Crooke), at the Green Dragon. 1651. Small folio. Contemporary full calf with blindstamped "mirror" borders to boards. Neatly rebacked in contemporary style, with five reaised bads, blindstamped fleur-de-lys' and gilt leather title label. Frontispiece mounted and marginal paper-restorations to first leaf of text (far from affecting text) and to second-last leaf (just shaving the catchwordn on p. 394). Last leaf with the lower half mounted from verso (blank part), no loss of text. Last leaf also with two small holes, one affecting one letter, the other merely marginal. The folded plate is unusually nice and fresh, with just a small strengthening at the inner lower fold. A small repair to inner margin of title-page, far from affecting lettering. Title-page and last leaf a bit browned. Otherwise just a bit of occasional browning or soiling. Two bookplates to inside of front board: T.B. Shaw, and a newer: Roberto Salinas Price.Fully complete, with both the engraved frontispiece and the folded table opposite p. 40 (this in much better condition than can be expected). (8), 396 pp.. First edition, first issue (winged head in woodcut device). Quite simply the most important work of philosophy produced in the English language and undoubtedly one of the most impressive performances by any writer of the English language, Thomas Hobbes' magnus opus is one of the finest achievements of the modern mind. It has shaped political modernity in a way that only a few other texts have, both in the way it has been understood and the way in which it has been misunderstood.Hobbes published the Leviathan in 1651. It builds on and extends his earlier works "Elements of Law" (1640) and "De Cive" (1642) in which he had attempted to establish the foundations for a civil science, a science of political life. Hobbes' intention is to show that man must subject himself to a sovereign power, a power greater than any other power known to man, save God. The emphasis on the fearsome might of the commonwealth has saddled Hobbes with a reputation for being a prophet of the totalitarian state. A conception to which the famous, or rather infamous, frontispiece of the work would seem to lend credence. This interpretation is certainly not without textual basis, but over the last twenty years, scholarship has corrected the image of Hobbes as a totalitarian thinker, showing that the power of the Leviathan is premised on his respect for the natural rights of the subjects, moving him closer to the concerns which liberalism shall take up (Luc Foisneau, Hobbes et la toute-puissance de Dieu, 2000; Richard Tuck (ed.), Hobbes. Leviathan, introduction; an early indication in Leo Strauss, The Political Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes, 1936).Even if it had not been so spectacularly successful, the Leviathan would have deserved a place among the most important works of political thought. It is in this treatise that the concept of representation is introduced which has since then been a pivotal element in constitutional order, being the conduit through which the sphere of political life is reflected in the constitution. In this respect, the Leviathan constitutes a significant advance over Hobbes' earlier forays into political theory where he could not liberate himself from the corporatist categories of Romanist and medieval law. The idea that we authorize those who govern us and that we are committed to obey precisely because we do so is so simple and yet so powerful, in part because of the intricate way in which Hobbes manages to drive a wedge between the origin and the exercise of sovereign power. This distinction became pivotal in the development of the enlightened monarchies of Europe that held to the idea that the people was the source of power, but that the exercise of power lay with the king, their appointed representative.For centuries, it has been widely believed that Hobbes looked to the natural sciences for inspiration and that his civil science grew out of the application of the principles of Euclidian geometry to the interaction of men. This interpretation has some foundation in the text, but recent scholarship has suggested that Hobbes is engaging in a retrospective reinterpretation of his own work and that the intellectual foundations of Hobbes' political philosophy had been laid through long years of humanist studies. This re-appraisal of Hobbes' intellectual biography has led to a renewed interest in the fourth part of Hobbes' Leviathan, which has long been neglected, in which he treats of the so-called Kingdom of Darkness, the conceptions of civil order which arise through the misguided or even misleading interpretation of Scripture.The discovery of the importance of the theological dimension of Hobbes' thought has only added another reason to immerse oneself in the study of this great text which has shaped modernity, political, social and religious, in so many ways.Hugh Macdonald & Mary Hargreaves "Thomas Hobbes. A Bibliography", No.42. - Printing & the Mind of Man 138

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        Wagria, que est Pars Orientalis Holsatiæ.

      *** Kobberstukket kort over Wagrien - den nordøstlige del af Holstein med byerne Kiel, Plön, Oldesloe, Lübeck og Oldenburg. 42,5 x 51,5 cm. Med to indsatte specialkort: " Grundtriss Oldenburg. Anno 1320 " og " Grundtriss Oldenburg. Anno 1651 ". Kobberstiksarbejdet er udført af guldsmedebrødrene Matthias og Nicolai Petersen fra Husum. Kortet er udgivet af Johannes Blaeu i Amsterdam ca. 1662. Gammel - formentlig samtidig - håndkolorering. Bagsidetekst på latin. Papiret er med vertikal midterfold som ved udgivelsen. Papirmål : 48 x 58 cm. - Godt eksemplar.. Johannes Mejer (1606-1674), kartograf fra Husum i Slesvig.I perioden 1638 til 1648 opmålte han Slesvig og Holsten. En række af disse kort blev gengivet i bogen "Newe Landesbeschreibung der zwey Herzogthümer Sleswich und Holstein" med tekst af Caspar Danckwerth. Kortene var i sort / hvid og en kolorering vil derfor være senere. Oplagets størrelse kendes ikke, men der er vidnesbyrd om, at udover de aftalte eksemplarer blev der - uden Mejers godkendelse - fremstillet ialt ca. 21000 enkelttryk af hans kort.I 1656 erhvervede Johannes Blaeu i Amsterdam kobberpladerne, og han anvendte dem nogle år senere i sine store Atlasudgivelser på latin, fransk, hollandsk, tysk og spansk. I Blaeus udgaver har Johannes Mejers kort fået en titel på latin i stedet for tysk samt ( ofte, men ikke altid ) tekst på bagsiden - og de fleste eksemplarer er koloreret i samtiden.Johannes Mejers kort over Slesvig og Holsten fik en lang levetid: Frem til omkring år 1800 var de grundlaget for alle andre kort over Hertugdømmerne

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        An Invention of Engines of Motion Lately Brought to Perfection

      London: by I. C. Richard Woodnoth,, 1651. Whereby may be dispatched any work now done in England or elsewhere, (especially Works that require strength and swiftness) either by Wind, Water, Cattel or men. And that with better accomodation, and more profit then by any thing hitherto known and used. Octavo (182 × 130 mm). Early twentieth-century tan half calf, marbled sides and endpapers, titles to spine gilt. Binding a little rubbed and marked, contents lightly toned at the margins and with a some light spotting. Excellent condition. First edition of this important work on early agrarian reform, introducing a new engine system for powering mills. The two letters that comprise this volume are attributed to the innovator Cressy Dymock and addressed to the reformer Samuel Hartlib. The two men met in 1648 and Dymock "became one of Hartlib's most loyal admirers, promoting machines for setting corn and grinding, rabbit-farming schemes, and intensive husbandry, mostly known only through Hartlib's papers. He appreciated the weaknesses of contemporary agrarian production and tackled them with mechanical and other innovations" (ODNB).

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        De bello belgico decades duae ab excessu Caroli V. Imp. usque ad Initium Praefecturae Alexandri Farnesii Parmae Placentiaeque Ducis III. ad annum 1678. continuatae cum figuris eneis et imaginibus a vivum expressis nec non iconibus religuorum in bello actorum & ad Historiam praecipue spectantium denuo de novo. Correctiores & auctiores excussae

      Mainz, Schönwetter 1651. 21 cm. (6), 776 (falsch 778), (104) Seiten mit 26 Porträtkupfern (25 als Tafel und 1 im Text). Festeinband, Pappband 18. Jahrhundert mit Rückenschild und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt - Graesse VI, 507 - VD17 23:242279H - Berühmtes Werk über die niederländischen Religions- und Freiheitskriege (1555 - 1590). Porträts: Famianus Strada, Francisco Valesius, Moritz von Nassau-Oranien, Karl von Mansfeld, Gabriele Serbelloni, Christoffel van Mondragon, Willem Hornanus Hesius, Erzherzog Matthias von Österreich, Aegidius von Barlaimont, Karl Fugger (Sohn Jakob Fuggers), Pfalzgraf Johann Kasimir, Fabio Farnese, Robert van Melun, Georg van Basta, Francisco Verdugo, Appio de Comitibus, Camillo Capisucchi (Capizucchi), Ferdinand Davalo, Emmanuel Lalin de Renty, Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester, Jean Baptiste de Tassis (Johann Baptista Tasse), Claude Barlaimont, Blasio Capisucchi (Capizucchi), Carlos Spinelli, Karl II. Erzherzog von Österreich, Karl von Arenberg. Einbandbezug am Rücken mit kleinen Fehlstellen, leicht gebräunt, Stempel auf Titelblatt Der Kupfertitel und die Pläne sind diesem Exemplar nicht beigegeben. - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        Anamnesis sive Commemoratio Omnium Sanctorum Hispanorum, Pontificum, Martyrum, Confessorum, Virginum, Viduarum, ac Sanctorum Mulierum. Ad ordinem & methodum Martyrologii romani quo utitur universalis, & Catholica Ecclesia in Sanctorum omnium faltis. Cum notis apodictis. Tomis VI distincta.

      Philippi Borde/L. Arnaud/C. Rigaud, Lugduni 1651 - 6 voll. in 4°, p. pelle. 1° vol. cc. nn. 11 + pp. 293 + cc. nn. 11; 2° vol. cc. nn. 7 + pp. 858 + cc. nn. 24; 3° vol. cc. nn. 7 + pp. 671 + cc. nn. 34; 4° vol. cc. nn. 6 + pp. 638 + cc. nn. 25; 5° vol. cc. nn. 6 + pp. 684 + cc. nn. 25; 6° vol. cc. nn. 7 + pp. 628 + cc. nn. 22. Front fig. Il 1° ed il 6° vol. presentano antip. fig. Il 6° vol. è arricchito da inc. raffigurante l'autore. Tagli marmorizzati. Nervi. Lettere e fregi ai d. in o. Tracce di tarli che ledono alcune lettere e/o parole. Lievi gore, fioriture.Mende ai piatti.

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        Exercitationes de generatione animalium

      Du Gard for O. Pulleyn, London 1651 - "Ex Ovo Omnia"Harvey, William (1578-1657). Exercitationes de generatione animalium. 4to. [28], 301, [1, errata]pp. Engraved frontispiece. London: Du-Gard for Octavian Pulleyn, 1651. 216 x 161 mm. Modern paneled calf, gilt-lettered spine. Frontispiece trimmed at outer margin (minimally affecting image), otherwise a fine copy.First Edition. Harvey's De generatione animalium, containing the first fundamentally new theory of generation since antiquity, represents a major advance in the study of animal reproduction, ranking with the works of Fabrizio and Malpighi. Contemporary theories of generation, based on the work of Aristotle and Galen, had held that the fetus was formed by the action of semen on menstrual blood, but Harvey argued, based on his studies of developing chick and deer embryos, that all life arose from eggs (ex ovo omnia)-he even denied the possibility of spontaneous generation. Harvey also advocated an epigenetic theory of fetal development-"the additament of parts budding one out of another"-in contrast to the prevailing belief in preformation. Needham, in his History of Embryology (1934) stated that Harvey "handled the question of growth and differentiation better than any before, anticipating the ideas of the present century." De generatione animalium covers all aspects of conception and birth; its chapter on parturition was the first original work on the subject by an Englishman. Garrison-Morton 467. Keynes, Harvey, 34. Printing and the Mind of Man 127. Norman 1011. Wing H-1091. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      Typis Du-Gardianis : Impensis Octaviani Pulleyn, London 1651 - 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Exercitationes de generationes animalium. Quibus accedunt quaedam de partu: de membranis ac humoribus uteri: & de conceptione.

      Joannem Jassonium, Amstrodami 1651 - 12mo, pp. [34], 415, [5]; engraved title page wanting; contemporary and possibly original full blindstamped calf, 19th century red morocco label on spine; joints rubbed, worm entering spine at bottom (but not affecting anything internally); modest rubbing; a good, sound copy, unrestored. Seminal work on embryology and endocrinology. Garrison-Morton 6146: "The chapter on labour ("De partu") in this book represents the first original work on obstetrics to be published by an English author." Keynes 37.

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      APUD JOANNEM JANSSONIUM, AMSTELODAMI 1651 - [600' MEDICINA-RARO] (cm13,6) bella legatura originale in piena pergamena con unghie.--cc. 17 nn. + 1c. bianca (che manca) + pp. 415 + 1 p. bianca + cc. 2 nn. di index. bella antiporta figurata con allegorie. E' il più importante trattato di embriologia del XVII secolo. Pietra miliare del celebre medico inglese che dopo il "de motu cordis" pone la sua attenzione agli studi sulla generazione e capovolge la concezione galeonico-aristotelica dello sviluppo dell' embrione. L Harvey rifiuta le precedenti dottrine sulla formazione del feto e si pone fra i più importanti scienziati di biologia nonostante l' uso limitato del microscopio appena inventato. Prima rara contraffazione in piccolo formato della celebre edizione di Londra, stampata qualche mese prima e Prima edizione stampata nel continente. Dopo l' edizione di Londra del 1651, furono impresse in Olanda ben 3 edizioni in piccolo formato. Vari errori di numerazione rigorosamente elencati in KEINES, Manca la carta 18 nn. che è bianca, alcune antiche sottolineature e una macchia in alto a carta 6 nn. e 7 nn., naturali ombreggiature a qualche carta, altrimenti esemplare bello, genuino e assolutamente completo con due antichi ex libris nobiliari, al frontis e al verso dell' antiporta. KEINES " BIBLIOGRAPHY OF W. HARVEY " n° 37; DAWSON 257; WILLEMS " ELZEVIER " 1129 in nota; KRIVATSY 5345; WALLER 4125; WELLCOME III 220.[f31] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Exercitationes de generationes animalium. Quibus accedunt quaedam de partu: de membranis ac humoribus uteri: & de conceptione

      Amstrodami: Joannem Jassonium. 1651. "12mo, pp. [34], 415, [5]; engraved title page wanting; contemporary and possibly original full blindstamped calf, 19th century red morocco label on spine; joints rubbed, worm entering spine at bottom (but not affecting anything internally); modest rubbing; a good, sound copy, unrestored. Seminal work on embryology and endocrinology. Garrison-Morton 6146: ""The chapter on labour (""De partu"") in this book represents the first original work on obstetrics to be published by an English author."" Keynes 37."

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        L'economia del cittadino in villa [.]. Libri VII.

      Bologna, eredi di Dozza, 1651. - (8), 624, (16) SS. Mit gest. Titelvignette ("Il Coriolano f.") und zahlr. Textholzschnitten (zumeist im Rand). Pappband der Zeit mit hs. Rückentitel in rot und schwarz. 4to. Dritte Ausgabe des gastronomisch-agronomischen Klassikers, bis 1761 in mindestens 18 Ausgaben erschienen. Erstmals 1644 (und dann wieder 1648) aufgelegt. Die vorliegende, überarbeitete Ausgabe enthält als erste das Schlußkapitel über die Eigenschaften eines guten Jägers und bietet somit als erste den endgültigen Text der Folgeauflagen. Die ersten beiden Kapitel widmen sich hauptsächlich der Winzerei, behandeln aber auch das Brotbacken und die Imkerei. Andere Kapitel widmen sich der Landwirtschaft, dem Gartenbau, dem Pfropfen, der Verwendung der einzelnen Teile des Tieres beim Kochen, den medizinischen Qualitäten verschiedener Speisen sowie den vier Jahreszeiten (mit ausführlicher Aufstellung jeweils geeigneter Menüs). "Interesting on account of the appendix dealing with the qualities and virtues which a hunter should stand possessed of" (Schwerdt). Im selben Jahr erschien eine weitere Ausgabe in Rom. - Titel mit zeitgenöss. Monogrammstempel. Der Einband gelb angefärbt und etwas berieben. Am vorderen Innendeckel herald. Signaturschildchen der aufgelösten "Biblioteca Sommi Picenardi" in der Villa Sommi Picenardi bei Cremona. Westbury 211f. Souhart 452. Vgl. Simon (Bibl. Gastr.) 1443f. (nur spätere Ausgg.). Schwerdt II, 247b (Ausg. 1658). Diese Ausgabe nicht bei Kress oder Goldsmiths'. Nicht bei Bitting oder Vicaire. Nicht bei Simon (Bibl. Vin.). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Exercitationes de Generatione Animalium. Quibus accedent quædam de Partu: de Membranis ac humoribus Uteri: & de Conceptione. Autore Guilielmo Harveo Anglo, in Collegio Medicorum Londinensium Anatomes & Chirurgiæ Professore

      Apud Ludovicum Elzevirium. Early edition, and probably the first of three editions issued in Amsterdam soon after the first edition, in quarto, was issued in London by Octavius Pulleyn earlier in 1651.. A couple of tiny nicks on the spine; occasional dampstaining within; a highly attractive, fresh copy with good margins.. Garrison & Morton 467 & 6146. Thick 12mo, contemporary blind-ruled calf rebacked period style (by Philip Dusel), red morocco label, gilt lettering. Copper-engraved vignette title-page. Garrison-Morton describes this as "the most important work on [embryology] to appear during the 17th century," and notes as well that ?the chapter on midwifery in this book is the first work on that subject to be written by an Englishman.? The frontispiece--which is actually the title-page of the English issue of this edition--depicts Zeus seated on a pedestal within a temple, holding a large egg from which a variety of creatures are emerging. On the egg is engraved, "Ex ovo omnia," which neatly summarizes Harvey's treatise. This important plate is not often found in copies of the Elzevir edition.

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        TRATTÉ DE LA PEINTURE De Leonardo Da Vinci Donné Public et Traduit d’Italien en François Par R.F.S.D.C

      Paris: Jacques Langlois, 1651. First edition, French language issue, published by the same publisher at the same time as the first in Italian. The first edition of Da Vinci&#146;s great Treatise on Painting, the first published work of Leonardo. 56 engraved illustrations and diagrams within text, additional engraved title with portrait, vignette titlepage, and many engraved head- and tail-pieces. Tall 4to, in contemporary calf, rebacked and restored to period style with red morocco label on spine, endpapers renewed. xviii, 128. A scarce and desirable copy with mild mellowing and very light antique staining primarily in the margins. FIRST EDITION OF THE MOST PRECIOUS TREATISE EVER PUBLISHED ON THE ART OF DRAWING. It was during his time in the service of the Duke of Sforza that Da Vinci developed his theories of the supremacy of painting, having the opportunity to associate with philosophers and men of letters on an equal basis. &#39;This theory was incorporated into the Treatise on Painting compiled by Leonardo&#39;s disciple Francesco Melzi, who however omitted Leonardo&#39;s definitions of the geometric &#39;principles&#146; of point, line, and, area - definitions that Leonardo had drawn up with great care, since he wished them to be read by mathematicians rather than artists&#39; (DSB).<br> The treatise is a major source of Leonardo&#39;s works on such topics as perspective, colour, light and shadow, as well as on plant physiology and human anatomical studies. This first edition was almost certainly produced for artists or more especially for patrons of the arts, as of the 912 sections that were contained in the original manuscript only the 365 sections devoted to non-theoretical writings are included in this first edition.<br> The original manuscript draft by Da Vinci has unfortunately been lost. The present text was first published in Italian by Raphael Dufresne from a manuscript, presumably transcribed by Melzi, that he had found in the Barberini Library. No edition of this work was printed in English until the 18th century.

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        The narrative history of King James, for the first fourteen years. In four parts. I. The state of England at His Majesties entrance, and relation it had to other parts: . also the rising of Somerset, . II. The proceedings touching the divorce betwixt the Lady Frances Howard, and Robert Earl of Essex, . Also, the arraignment of Sir Jer. Elvis Lieutenant of the Tower, Sir Thomas Monson Knight, Anne Turner, Rich. Weston and James Franklin, &c. touching the murthering and poysoning of Sir Thomas Overbury, . III. A declaration of His Majesties revenue with assignations and defalcations upon the same, and of all monies brought into His Majesties coffers from time to time, . IV. The commissions and warrants for the burning of two heretic

      printed for Michael Sparke 1651 - 4to, [x], 80, 93-192, [ix], 72, [ii], 18, [8]. Engraved title page, frontis, and folding plate present, blank leaf 163-164 not present, as often. Later panelled calf, rebacked, spine relaid, page 63-64 fore-margin excised, with loss of letters, otherwise a wide-margined copy in good order. A rare work, one difficult to find complete. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        D.Joannis De Solorzano Pereira I. V. D. Ex Equestri Militia Divi Iacobi, et in Regiis Supremis Castellae, et Indiarum Consiliis Antiquissimi, et Iam Emercti Senatoris. Emblemata Centum, Regio Politica. Aeneis Laminis Affabre Caelata, Vividisqua, et .(*)

      Madrid 1651 - (*) Limatis carminibus explicita, & singularibus commentarijs affatim illustrata. Primo, uniuscuiusque Emblematis mentem complectente.& illustratur, designante. ==20 h. - 844pp. y 44 h. Ilustrado con 100 muy curiosas alegorías. También letras capitales y ricos pies de capítulo. Encuadernación de época en piel. Muy correcto ejemplar, aunque: -Anotaciones manuscritas de época en portada - de la pág. 101 a 107, es decir 4 folios con una mancha en el márgen derecho, 5 cm. de alto por 3 de ancho - pequeñita mancha de tinta en pág. 421 - círculo de gota de cera de 0,5cm de diámetro en folio 449 - en pág.585 mancha en márgen inferior - algo, muy poco, de antigua humedad entre la pág. 603 a 609 - pequeña restauración de época en folio 641 - y vuelve esa antigua humedad entre las págs. 757 y 769.(nada problemático). Resto perfecto. ==Juan de Solórzano y Pereyra (Madrid, 30 de noviembre de 1575 - 26 de septiembre de 1655) Jurista español, el más destacado publicista del derecho indiano. Administrador y jurisconsulto español. Oidor de la audiencia de Lima, realizó reformas en la reglamentación laboral de las minas. Nombrado fiscal del Consejo de Indias (1627) y del Consejo de Castilla (1642), su gestión se caracterizó por la flexibilidad e independencia de criterio frente a la intolerancia oficial. Es autor de Política indiana (1647). Ejerció notable influencia sobre los pensadores que intervinieron en la emancipación hispanoamericana. Size: 4ºmayor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GONDIBERT: An Heroick Poem.

      Printed by Tho. Newcomb for John Holden,, London: 1651 - Printer's device to t.p. Head- tailpieces. Decorative initial capital letters. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG+ (ample margins/age toning to paper). Modern full brown calf with maroon leather title label to spine. Eps renewed. 4to: A - 3K^4. N2 & N4 cancels. 3H3 mis-signed 3G3. First & last leaves blank. 1st editiion (Pforzheimer 252; Wing D-325; Wither-to-Prior 245). [4], 88, [4], 344, [8] pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reliquiæ Wottonianæ; 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 - 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 (WALTONIANA) First edition. 18mo. Engraved portrait frontispiece and engraved portraits in text. 540 pp. 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. Westwood & Satchell, p. 243; Heckscher 2199 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Opera Omnia in Duos Tomos Nunc Distributa - 2 Bände. to pusculis nec non singulorum opusculorum praefationibus, ante hac non editis aclaucta, illustrata, indicibus moralbu locorum s. scripturae, capitalium mysterior fidei, rerum, et concion um quouis annitempor habendarum / congestis et compositis methodo prorsus alys auctoribus inusitat sed ....., Epistola dedictatoria Gymnasmatis Patientae Illustrissimo Domino D. Alberto Stanislao Radzivill.

      Moguntia, Schonwetteri, 1651.. Erstauflage, EA 112, 1362, 44, 114, 1325, 25 Seiten Gr. 8°, Leder. Goldprägung am Buchrücken, Einbandprägung, auf Holzdeckeln mit 4 Bünden, eine gestochene Titelvignette, gestochene Tafel - ( Drexel Portraitkupfer ), Metallschließen fehlen, etwas berieben, Papier altersbedingt gedunkelt, Band zwei ersten Seiten seitlich zarter heller Fleck ( nicht im Text ), sonst beide Bände guter Zustand

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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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        Publii Terentii Carthaginiensis Afri, Comoediae sex, Post optimas editiones emendate. Accedunt, Aelii donati, Commentarius integer. Cum selectis variorum notis, tum castigatis, tum multo auctioribus, quam antehac. Indices, tertia sere parte locupletiores.

      Apud Franciscum Hackium, Lugd. Batavorum 1651 - in-8° 825 p. Accurante Corn. Schrevelio.Edition faisant partie de la collection dite des "Variorum". Plein vélin armorié. Toutes tranches rouges. Frontispice. Texte frais.

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        Il Boemondo, Ouero, Antiochia Difesa : Poema Heroico

      In Bologna : Per Carlo Zenero, 1651-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. 12mo. [24], 515, [1] p., frontis. ; 15 cm. Bound in contemporary full vellum. Ink title to spine. 4 raised bands. Tight binding and cover. Light soiling to vellum. 4 pin prick size wormholes to spine. Deckled page ends. Minimal shelfwear. Early owner&#39;s name and wax seal remnant on title page. Remnant of wax seal has cause a little loss to title page. Clean, unmarked pages with minimal tanning. Ships daily. <br><br> Written in the style of Tasso&#39;s landmark renaissance poem, La Gerusalemme Liberta, this book tells the story of Bohemond I of Antioch. <br> Bohemond I, Prince of Taranto and Prince of Antioch, was one of the leaders of the First Crusade. The Crusade had no outright military leader, but instead was ruled by a committee of nobles. Bohemond was one of the most important of these leaders. <br> From Constantinople to Antioch, Bohemond was the real leader of the First Crusade; and it says much for his leadership that the First Crusade succeeded in crossing Asia Minor, which the Crusade of 1101, the Second Crusade in 1147, and the Third Crusade in 1189 failed to accomplish. <br><br> The poem tells of the exploits of Bohemond I of Hauteville, son of Robert Guiscard, who in 1098 headed the Christian armies during the victorious siege of Antioch. The advanced towards the city, culminating in the Battle of Dorilea, he was able to restrain the first shock of the Turks giving way to Godfrey of Bouillon, the hero of Tasso&#39;s Jerusalem, and arrive with reinforcements and then proceed to the Holy City.

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        Il Fidalmo del dottore.

      1651 1651 - Bologna: Carlo Zenero 1651. With printer's mark on titlepage. 12mo. (24) + 371 pp. Contp. boards, hinges weak, crack in paper on spine. * Not in Graesse, Brunet, Donato, Enciclopedia Italiana. We have only been able to trace a copy in The British Library and one in Oxford. Very rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Africae Descriptio

      Amsterdam 1651 - Size : 147x205 (mm), 5.75x8.125 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring Very good, minor discoloration at the margin

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        Novum Testamentum Domini Nostri Jesu Christi, Interprete Theodoro Beza

      Londini [London]: Typis T. Mabb & A. Cole, 1651. . 24mo, (ii), 488 pp. Engraved title page with a couple of small holes, one slightly affecting the imprint, top edge laid down, loss to one outer margin with slight loss of text, some corners a little bumped and creased, 19th century inscriptions to endpapers. Contemporary calf, rebacked in a lighter calf, recent morocco label. Wing B2777A. The imprint differs slightly from that given by ESTC, with the names being printed in full rather than having just the initials. Only two copies noted, Peterhouse College and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.

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        De` Mali Hipochondriaci Libri tre del Sig. Paolo Zacchia medico romano, Terza Impressione ricorreta, & raccresciuta. In-4, pp. (12), 543, (13), reliure XVIII, peau verte.

      In Roma, Per Vitale Mascardi, M.D.C.L.I. 1651 - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il regno tutto di Candia delineato a parte, a parte, et intagliato da Marco Boschini venetiano. Al serenissimo prencipe e regal collegio di Venetiaencyprotypes, generales et detaillees des cinq parties du monde; . par H. Brue

      Venezia, dopo 1645 (1651 vedi Cicogna) - In-folio (2) c. (1) c. (di tav.) 61 c. (di tav. nautiche incise su rame). Frontespizio inciso, antiporta figurato a piena pagina con Leone di San Marco con libro aperto "Pax Tibi Marce Evangelista Meus" e spada sguainata sopra l'isola di Candia. Cartoncino muto con dorso a tre nervi. Le carte 6, 60 e 61, mancanti sono state sostitute da riproduzioni su carta antica. Per il resto il volume è collazionato, pulito e in perfette condizioni. Durante il XVI secolo l'impero ottomano aveva esercitato una massiccia pressione sul Mar Mediterraneo e nei Balcani, spesso avvantaggiato dall'alleanza francese, giungendo sino in Ungheria. Nel '600 la politica dell'impero turco divenne anche più aggressiva, ma con la fine del secolo, le sorti dell'impero erano compromesse, ed esso non costituiva più un pericolo per l'Europa anzi divenne oggetto delle mire espansionistiche dei maggiori stati europei. Infatti, lo stato ottomano rimaneva anacronisticamente fermo alla struttura feudale, mentre i suoi avversari cristiani si organizzavano in regimi accentrati, sostenuti da una solida burocrazia che ne garantiva l'efficienza. I Turchi restarono del tutto estranei al rinnovamento culturale e scientifico che percorse l'Europa. Tale carenza compromise tutta la loro organizzazione tecnica persino nel campo navale. In un paese che faceva della guerra la propria attività fondamentale i sacrifici gravissimi imposti ai piccoli feudatari, tenuti a servire come cavalieri, finirono col rovinarli e coll'esasperarli, sicché gli eserciti diventarono sempre più indisciplinati e meno efficienti. Quando poi i sultani cercarono di sopperire con truppe mercenarie, le spese si moltiplicarono e li costrinsero a ricorrere all'inasprimento fiscale e all'alterazione delle monete, con le inevitabili conseguenze negative sui commerci e sulla produzione. Dal 1645 al 1669 (6 settembre, quando Francesco Morosini negoziò la resa) l'impero ottomano attaccò il possesso veneziano di Candia riuscendo ad impadronirsene, cedendo però alla Serenissima le terre dalmate e albanesi da questa conquistate durante il corso delle operazioni. Boschini Marco scrittore d'arte, pittore e incisore italiano (Venezia 1613-1678 o 1704). La sua opera principale è la Carta del navegar pitoresco (1660), in dialetto veneziano, dedicata all'arciduca Leopoldo Guglielmo e scritta in quartine rimate. Pur continuando la tradizione del dialogo fra l'amatore d'arte e il pittore (in questo caso, l'autore), il testo è diviso in otto parti come la rosa dei venti per meglio orientare il lettore nel mare della pittura veneziana. A Boschini si devono anche la prima vera guida artistica di Venezia, le Ricche minere della pittura veneziana (1674), e una guida di Vicenza (Gioielli pittoreschi della virtuosa città di Vicenza, 1676). Apprezzato incisore e cartografo, nulla rimane della sua attività pittorica. Beautiful condition, lacking three plates, professionally reproduced on old paper. Boschini, a Venetian painter, writer and engraver began work on this survey in 1645, the year the island was invaded by the Turks. When the work was published, the town of Heraklion (Candia) was in the fourth year of what was to become a twenty-two year siege: the topicality of the work and its subsequent popularity throughout the Christian world is unsurprising. Atabey 136; Blackmer 171 (incorrect plate count. Graesse "Tresor de Livres Rares et Precieux" voll. 1-2 p.500.Cicogna p.137. Dalla dedica: "Serenissimo Principe ill.mi et ecc.mi signori. Ho ben io Marco Boschini dell"anno 1644, presentato alla Ser.tà V.ra l'intaglio del Tempio Suo Regale, alla Beatissima Vergine della Salute inalzato. E del 1645, l'intaglio del Regno Suo mobilissimo di Candia contra 'l Turco difeso. Per dimostrare in Opre, cosi gloriose, e grandi, quasi in lucidi specchi, la Veneta singolarissima pietà, e munificenza. Ora avendo io continuate le mie fatiche nell'intagliare a parte a parte lo stesso Regno, mentre la Ser.tà V.ra continua à difenderlo . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paradoxes, Problems, Essayes, Characters, Written by Dr Donne, Dean of Pauls: To which is Added a Book of Epigrams . As Also Ignatius his Conclave, A Satyr

      Humphrey Moseley [1651] 1652 & 1653, Edinburgh - 219pp.; 224pp. With separate title pages for Paradoxes and Ignatius, half-title for Essayes. VG - in Very Good condition. Careful modern restoration using original boards and spine as pattern. Occasional foxing or marks within. Closed tear second page 81 (no loss). Top edge cropped, not impinging Tooled brown leather cover with red/gilt title panel [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Exercitationes de Generatione Animalium. Quibus accedent quædam de Partu: de Membranis ac humoribus Uteri: & de Conceptione. Autore Guilielmo Harveo Anglo, in Collegio Medicorum Londinensium Anatomes & Chirurgiæ Professore.

      Amsterdam: Apud Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1651. - Garrison-Morton describes this as "the most important work on [embryology] to appear during the 17th century," and notes as well that "the chapter on midwifery in this book is the first work on that subject to be written by an Englishman." The frontispiece--which is actually the title-page of the English issue of this edition--depicts Zeus seated on a pedestal within a temple, holding a large egg from which a variety of creatures are emerging. On the egg is engraved, "Ex ovo omnia," which neatly summarizes Harvey's treatise. This important plate is not often found in copies of the Elzevir edition. Thick 12mo, contemporary blind-ruled calf rebacked period style (by Philip Dusel), red morocco label, gilt lettering. Copper-engraved vignette title-page. Garrison & Morton 467 & 6146. A couple of tiny nicks on the spine; occasional dampstaining within; a highly attractive, fresh copy with good margins. Early edition, and probably the first of three editions issued in Amsterdam soon after the first edition, in quarto, was issued in London by Octavius Pulleyn earlier in 1651. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reliquiæ sacræ Carolinæ. 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 - 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. Finely 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. 1 Kg. 324 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Vipera pythia. Id est, de viperae natura, veneno, medicina, demonstrations, &c. experimenta nova.

      Pauli Frambotti, Padua 1651 - Second Edition. 4to. pp. [18], 522, [24]. With extra engraved title page and a portrait of the author. Also includes 24 engraved plates by Giovanni Georgi - most of which are a full page. Lacks blank free end papers. Interior generally clean with mild scattered marginal foxing. Manufacturing tear on leaf Pp sealed and practically invisible. Some small binder's tears in the gutter of signature G are also carefully sealed. Bottom corner tip of the title page restored (10 x 14 mm). Original full vellum binding (rubbed, usual age-toning) with later gilt title on spine. Upper hinges near the head cap strengthened. Marco Auelio Severino (1580-1656) was a distinguished Italian anatomist and surgeon. In 1610 he was made Professor of Anatomy and Surgery at Naples. His work "Vipera pythia" discusses poisonous snakes, snake anatomy, snake venom, and the medicinal properties and virtues of snakes. Much information is given concerning the mythology, the superstition and the occult lore surrounding snakes. Many of the plates depict mythological images as well as pagan deities, symbols and idols associated with snakes. Several anatomical plates of vipers are also included. [Krivatsy 11061; Nissen 3829; Graesse VI, p.376; Thorndike, VIII, pp.20-23].

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        ROSARIUM POLITICUM sive amoenum sortis humanae theatrum, de Persico in Latinum versum, necessariisque notis illustratum a Georgio Gentio.

      Blaeu,, Amsterdam, 1651 - in folio, pp. (20), 629, bella leg. p. perg. coeva con tit. mss al d. Tagli rossi. Testo latino e arabo. Edizione curata dal filologo orientalista G. Gentius (1618-1687), con il testo originale persiano dell&#146;opera del poeta del XIII sec. originario di Schiraz nel regno di Persia e grande viaggiatore: di lui sono noti i due poemi Bostan (Il Frutteto) e Gulistan (Il giardino della Rosa), giunti alla cultura occidentale con una certa difficoltà a causa dei risvolti di natura sessuale di cui erano intessuti i versi. Splendido esempl. di rarissima opera. [MM25-482]

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        Amerique Septentrionale

      N. Sanson & P. Mariette, Paris 1651 - The rare second state of this highly important map of North America by the founder of the French School of cartography. This very rare map is the most geographically progressive portrayal of the continent made at its time, and was not superseded until Vincenzo Maria Coronelli's map of 1688. Importantly, it is the first map to depict the Great Lakes in a recognizable form, and the first to name Lake Ontario and Lake Superior. In his rendering of the region, Sanson benefited from having received a copy of The Jesuit Relations , published in Paris in 1649, a detailed account by French missionaries who had traveled in the region. Most notably, this included Father Paul Ragueneau's account of his visit to Niagara Falls and Jean Nicollet's discovery of Lake Michigan, "Lac des Puans," in 1634. Down the St. Lawrence River from the lakes, Montréal is named, the settlement having been founded by the Sieur de Maisonneuve in 1642. Elsewhere, to the north, a mysterious strait weaves over "New South Wales" on Hudson's Bay, terminating in the interior of the continent, a blank space labeled as "Mer Glaciale". This alludes to the existence of a much hoped-for Northwest Passage. On the eastern seaboard, the map notes "N[ouvelle] Amsterdam" in the place of present day New York, and is the first printed map to label "N[ouvelle] Suede," referring to the Swedish colony centered on Fort Christina, founded on the site of present-day Wilmington, Delaware in 1638. To the far southwest, Sanson based his depiction on the Father Alonso Benavides Memorial , a travel account of New Mexico, published in Madrid in 1630. It is the first printed map to label "S[anta] Fe" (which is incorrectly shown to be on the banks of the Rio Grande) and the domains of various native tribes such as the "Apache," "Navajo" and the "Taosij" (Taos). To the west, California is shown as a large island, and features some of the same nomenclature as found on Johannes de Laet's map of 1630. A striking aspect of the map is the sinusoidal projection employed by Sanson, that essentially places the globe on an elliptical graticule, creating a very pleasing aesthetic. The composition is finished by an extremely elegant Baroque title cartouche, featuring swags of fruit and vegetation. Nicholas Sanson was born in the town of Abbeville in Picardy. Something of a child prodigy, by the age of eighteen, he could already be found in Paris drafting his own maps. There he quickly rose to become Royal Geographer to Louis XIII in 1630. He maintained the position upon the ascension of the "Sun King" Louis XIV in 1643, and later served as tutor to the ambitious young monarch. In 1644, he formed a lucrative partnership with Paris publisher Pierre Mariette with the objective of producing a great atlas that could rival those of the Amsterdam houses, such as Blaeu and Jansson. The present map was devised as one of the most important maps in the atlas. The first state of the map was printed in 1650, and the present second state appeared a year later. The atlas itself, entitled Les Cartes Générales de toutes les parties du Monde was not finally assembled until 1658. It was however, a landmark moment in the history of French cartography, being the first folio atlas produced in that country. The extremely high quality of Sanson's work motivated other French mapmakers to improve the standard of their production. Sanson also greatly influenced Louis XIV's chief minister, Jean-Baptisite Colbert to heavily fund cartographic projects. This gave rise to a great French School of cartography that was to eventually wrest dominance of the mapmaking market from the Dutch by the 1680s. After Sanson's death in 1667, his work was continued by his sons, Guillaume (d.1703) and Adrian (d.1708). The first state of this map is extremely rare, with Burden citing but two copies in private American collections. This second state is also quite rare, and can be recognized by addition of a coastline north west of California, but with

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        Poema heroico, Napoles recuperada por El Rei Don Alonso que dedica a la Magestad del Rei nuestro señor Don Felipe Quarto El Grande.

      Zaragoza, Hospital R., y General de N.S. a Gracia, 1651. - Double ruled border on each page. Large woodcut initials. Engraved title-page, (16 ll.), 398 pp. 4°, later stiff vellum, green morocco label, text block edges sprinkled red. Small paper defect at foot of half-title. Minor marginal worming touching border and running heads, and affecting 3-4 letters of text per page on Xx1-Ddd3. Tissue repair, without loss, on Ddd3. Overall in slightly less than good condition. ---- FIRST EDITION of an epic poem celebrating the mid-fifteenth century conquest of Naples by the author's ancestor Alfonso V of Aragon. it was reprinted in 1658. This particular poem is noteworthy as an example of a rare genre and a precursor of eighteenth-century poetry, rather than as a thrilling narrative: Ticknor comments that the author aimed to conform to the safest epic models, but says @Napoles recuperada "seems to foreshadow some of the severe and impoverishing doctrines of the next century of Spanish literature, and is written with a squeamish nicety in the versification that still further impairs its spirit" (II, 501-2). Some copies have an additional errata leaf at the end.Borja y Aragon, who descended from the Borgia family as well as the royal house of Aragon, was Prince of Squillace in Italy.---- Palau 33126: calling for a half-title, engraved title, 16 ll., 398 pp., (1 l.). Simón Díaz V, 4998: calling for (16 ll.), 398 pp. [his list of the contents of the preliminary leaves corresponds with this copy]; noting 6 copies in Spain and one at the British Library. Gallardo 1437: calling for 417 ll. [@sic]. Jimenez Catalán, @Tipografia zaragozana 566. Salvá 595: calling for 17 ll., including the engraved title and the half-title, 398 pp. and 1 l. errata. Ward, @Oxford Companion to Spanish Literature p. 73. Ticknor, @Spanish Literature II, 501-2. OCLC: EQO, EYW. @NUC adds copies at MiU, MiDW, MH, WU, IU, ICU, and NNH. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die junge Malerin, sitzend nach links, Portrait en face. Mit vierzeiliger Legende.

      . Schabkunstblatt von Catherine Duchesne (tätig in Frankreich, 1. Hälfte 18. Jh.), nach einem Gemälde von Jean-Baptiste Santerre (1651-1717), auf Bütten. 29,5:19,5 cm. Am Unterrand auf die Plattenkante geschnitten, dort handschriftliche Notiz (Tinte). Verso leicht durchscheinende Reste alter Verklebung. Literatur: Nagler Bd. 3, S. 497; Le Blanc 1.. Die französische Kupferstecherin Catherine Duchesne, von der nur fragmentarische biographische Daten überliefert sind, arbeitete nach Rembrandt und stach einige Porträts.

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