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

      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 Foret-sur-Sevre) 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'eglise 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'eglise ancienne". - 1581 erschien die Erstausgabe von "De la Verite..." 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.

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        Furni novi philosophici, sive descriptio artis destillatoriae novae. 5 Teile und Anhang in 1 Band.

      Amsterdam, Janssonius, 1651.. (15 x 9 cm). 67 (3) S.; 148 (4) S.; 55 S.; 83 (2) S.; 54 S.; 72 S. Mit 8 (3 ganzseitigen) Abbildungen und 3 mehrfach gefalteten Holzschnittafeln. - Zwischengebunden: Derselbe. De auri tinctura sive auro potabili vero. Ebendort. 1651. 22 S. Moderner Pergamentband aus altem Material.. Zu 1: Erste lateinische Ausgabe. - "This is Glauber's most important book on which his fame as a chemist rests" (Duveen). "This is certainly one of the most remarkable books on chemistry of the seventeenth century" (Ferguson). "Der Einfluß gerade dieses Buches auf Boyle, Lemery und Kunckel ist unverkennbar. Das Buch enthält Glaubers Entdeckungen über die Mineralsäuren, das Natriumsulfat, die Chlorverbindungen, die Nitrate und Sulfate, das Benzol, das Phenol, das Chloraethyl, die Alkaloide und vieles anderes" (Gugel). - Ferguson I, 323; Gugel 1; vgl. Duveen 258. - Zu 2: Erste lateinische Ausgabe. - "In dieser Schrift lehrt Glauber, Gold in eine einnehmbare Form zu bringen. Dieser Versuch ist ziemlich alt; schon Paracelsus hatte sich mit diesem Problem befaßt" (Gugel). - Ferguson I, 323; Duveen 252; Gugel 2. - Eine Tafel aufgezogen. Wenige Blätter mit kleinen Wurmspuren bzw. gering fleckig. Etwas knapp beschnitten. Insgesamt sauber und wohlerhalten

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        Markham's Maister-Peece, Containing all Knowledge Belonging to the Smith, Farrier, or Horse-Leech, Touching the Curing of all Diseases in Horses [...] Now the seventh time newly imprinted, corrected and augmented [...].

      London, William Wilson, 1651.. 4to. (14), 591, (23) pp, final blank. With additional engr. title page (frontispiece), 4 full-page text woodcuts (2 folding) and several smaller woodcuts in the text, as well as 1 folding woodcut plate, latterly backed with cloth. Sumptuous mid-19th-century three quarter morocco binding with gilt spine.. Extremely rare and early edition of this great English hippiatric manual, first published in 1615, by one of the earliest Western owners of and dealers in Arabian horses. A distinctly modern touch is provided by the small woodcut pointing hands scattered about the margins, denoting new cures and "medicines that are most certaine and approved; and heretofore never published". Gervase (Gervais, Jarvis) Markham, as well as his father Robert, a Nottinghamshire MP and Sheriff, was the owner of valuable horses, and "is said to have imported the first Arab. In a list of Sir Henry Sidney's horses in 1589 'Pied Markham' is enetered as having been sold to the French ambassador [and it, or a horse of the same name, may have been given to Markham by Sir Francis Walsingham], and Gervase sold an Arabian horse to James I for 500" (DNB). - Variously browned; occasional corner defects (no loss to text). From the library of Sir Robert Throckmorton, Bt. (1800-62), member of an eminent Anglo-Catholic noble family who sat in the House of Commons from 1831 to 1835 (his bookplate on front pastedown; a later bookplate is opposite on the flyleaf). - Wing M659. Poynter 20.7. Wellcome IV, 56 (incomplete). Cf. Huth p. 17. Cf. Menessier de la Lance II, 156.

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        Historiae Parliamenti Angliae Breviarium. Tribus partibus explicitum. 1. Cause et Exordia belli civilis Angliae. 2. Progressum Civilis Belli brevis mentio. 3. Originis et progressus secundi Belli Compendiosa enarratio.

      London, Londini, Typis Caroli Sumptner,1651.. Sammelband aus 3 Bänden in einem Band. Weitere Titel siehe Beschreibung. 13x8 cm. 223 S.; 443 S., 10 Bll., 244 S. Ganzpergamentband, vordere Deckelkante unten mit kleiner abgeriebener Stelle (4 cm), leicht fleckig, sonst altersbedingt sehr gut. Innen im vorderen Gelenk angebrochen, Bibliotheksschild im vord. Innendeckel. Alle Teile ungestempelt, bis auf wenige vereinzelte Gilbflecke sehr sauber! Dunkler Seitenschnitt rundum.. Die anderen Teile dieses Buches: - Defensio Regia pro Carolo I. ad Serenissimum Magna Britannie Regem Carolum II. Filium natu majorem, Heredem et Successorem legitimum. Sumptibus Regiis. Anno 1649. Mit kleiner Titelvignette. - Ioannis Miltoni: Angli pro Populo Anglicano Defensio, contra Claudii Antonymi, alias Salmasii, defensionem regiam. Londini, Typis Du Gardianis, Anno Domini 1653. Mit zwei kleinen gestochenen Wappen auf der Titelseite. John Milton (geb. 9. Dezember 1608 in London; gest. 8. November 1674 in Bunhill bei London) war ein englischer Dichter, politischer Denker und Staatsbediensteter unter Oliver Cromwell. Claudius Salmasius, französisch Claude de Saumaise (geb. 15. April 1588 in Semur-en-Auxois; gest. 3. September 1653 in Spa), war ein französischer Altphilologe und Universalgelehrter. (Wikipedia)

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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.).

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        Magiae naturalis libri viginti. Ab ipso quidem authore adaucti, nunc vero ab infinitis, quibs edition illa scatebat mendis, optime repurgati: in quibus scientiarum naturalium divitiae & deliciae demonstrantur.

      Leiden Petrum Leffen 1651. 12mo. pp. [16], 670, [22]. Extra title dated 1650, regular title dated 1651. Bound in full vellum over thin wooden boards. Outer hinge to Front cover neatly strengthened (hardly noticeable). Occasional mild soiling / foxing; some worming in blank endpapers - otherwise clean. Text contains several illustrations of furnaces, alembics etc. Extra engraved title page depicts the author standing before a mirror holding out a small sword and performing an optical illusion. Regular title contains a phoenix printer's device. Interesting and influential book of secrets first published in four books (Naples, 1558) and in a greatly expanded edition in 20 books (Naples, 1589). The introductory first book deals with the nature of elements, celestial influence, sympathy and antipathy, occult virtue etc. Other books discuss experiments with medicines, poisons, metallurgy, distillation, transmutation, magnetism, cosmetics, pneumatics and etc. Book XVII discusses various optical experiments including a description of the camera obscura. Giambattista della Porta (1538-1615) Italian natural philosopher. "He founded in Naples the Academia Secretorum Naturae, otherwise known as the Accademia dei Oziosi; and in 1610 he became a member of the Accademia dei Lincei at Rome." [EB11]. [Caillet 8852; De Guaita 858; Graesse, Biblio magica, p.112; Thorndike VI, pp.418-22; Brunet IV, 826]. Limp vellum.

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

      Padua Pauli Frambotti 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]. Limp Vellum.

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        Iaponia et Terra Eso

      Amsterdam, Janssonius, Johannes, 1651. Japan. "Iaponia et Terra Eso". Orig. copper-engraving from G. Mercator's Atlas Minor. Published by J. Janssonius in Amsterdam, 1651. With German title ("Von Iapan") above the map, ornamental title-cartouche, another cartouche with the scale of map and 2 ships. 15:19,5 cm.. Koeman III, map 8450:352B.1, ed. 352:32/33 (1648-51 German). - A miniature map of Japan with Korea as an island and eastern coast of China. At upper right is a partial coastline of t Lant van Eso (Hokkaido) and Compagnies Landt, a mythical island that was supposedly discovered by Jean de Gama.

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

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

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        FIVE TREATISES, viz. THE GOLDEN TREATISE, of the Antient and Learned Father Vincentius Lirinensis

      (London, R. Daniel), 1651.: . (London, R. Daniel), 1651.. THE VERITIE OF CHRISTIAN FAITH. THE FELICITIE OF A CHRISTIAN LIFE (both) Written by Hierome Savonarola. THE PROFIT OF BELIEVING By Saint Augustine. S. AUGUSTIN'S BOOK DE CURA PRO MORTUIS. 5 items in one, a volume made up by the publisher with a general title page, each part separately paginated and with its own special title page dated 1651, some with publisher's name. Each part was also published separately. FIRST EDITION, 1651. 12mo, approximately 130 x 70 mm, 5 x 2¾ inches, all text in English, pages (22 of 24), 135, (1); (8), 168; (2), 78; (22), 134, (2); (2), 104, (2), A8 is missing from the prelims of The Golden Treatise, between the synopsis and the first page of text, seems likely to have been a blank, A1 is missing from The Veritie (between Contents leaf and Preface) but the catchword is correct and no text appears to be missing, bound in early 20th century cloth, gilt lettered morocco label to spine, all edges red. Bookplate on front pastedown, several old ink names and notes on general title, 2 crossed out, general title slightly chipped on fore-edge, ink names also on 2 other title pages, some pale brown damp staining affecting 85 pages of The Golden Treatise, small worm track on inner margins affects 60 pages of The Golden Treatise, not affecting text, slight pale damp staining affects 50 pages of The Veritie, slight pale damp staining affects 8 pages of The Felicitie and the title page of The Profit, ink number written in 2 lower margins of The Profit, 1 lower margin chipped in The Profit, slight pale damp staining affects 25 pages of De Cura, very tiny worm track in top outer corner affects 35 pages, 2 lower corners chipped, a few words in ink to final page. Binding tight and firm. A good copy of a scarce item. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Occulta naturae miracula. Libri IIII

      [Amsterdam], In bibliopolio Abraham Commelini (1651).. 12°. Tit. m. gr. gest. Vign., 10 Bll. (7. Bl. w.), 638 S. Ldr. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg. u. Linienvergold. Tit. u. erste S. m. kl. Randläsuren (b. Tit. hinterl.). Tit. m. gelöschtem Besitzverm. Dorbon-Aimé 2612; Rosenthal (Bibl. Magica) 2955; Wellcome III, 489 - "La plus jolie des nombreuses éditions de ce livre curieux. faite sur celle de Plantin, Anvers 1564 in 8" (Willems 1667) - "Lemnius describes the distillation 'per alembicum' of brandy... He mentions the 'compas', 'Pistolettes', potable gold, the manufacture of salt, soap, and potash [...] the use of saltpetre in cooling wine..." (Partington)

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        BULLAE SANCTAE CRUCIATAE ELUCIDATIO

      - Bullae Sanctae Cruciatae elucidatio, ubi bulla communis vivorum: lacticiniorum pro ecclesiasticis: compositionis: & defunctorum: necnon facultats Commissarii Generalis Cruciatae exponuntur. . .- Cum privilegio, Matriti, Ex Typographia Mariae de Quiñones, Anno M. DC. LI (1651); en folio pergamino a la romna con lomo en piel (restauración del siglo XIX), 8 hojas de preliminares incluida portada con escudo grabado por Ivan de Nort, 550 páginas y 19 hojas de Index Rerum. Impresión a dos columnas. Algunas hojas tostadas y fallos en la numeración sin faltar texto. Palau nº 163578. Primera edición de esta obra a modo de historia de la Bula de la Cruzada, escrita por el Padre Andrés Mendo, jesuita español, (Logroño, 1608 - Madrid, 1684). La Bula de la Cruzada, concedida a principios del siglo XVI a los españoles en recuerdo de los servicios prestados en las cruzadas, sufrió varias modificaciones. La presente edición refleja las ampliaciones de los privilegios, concedidos por Gregorio XIII en su Breve de 10 de Julio de 1573, que estuvo vigente durante más de dos siglos, hasta la época de Pío IX.

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        The Institutes of the Lawes of England, Digested Into the Method

      1651. "The Most Learned Civilian of His Time" Cowel[l], John [1554-1611]. The Institutes of the Lawes of England, Digested Into the Method of the Civill or Imperiall Institutions. Useful for all Gentlemen Who are Studious, And Desire to Understand the Customes of this Nation. Written in Latine by John Cowel, Doctor of the Civill Law, And Regius Professor in the University of Cambridge. And Translated into English, According to Act of Parliament, For the Benefit of All. By W.G. Esquire. London: Printed by Tho. Roycroft for Jo: Ridley, 1651. [x], 283, [1] pp. Octavo (6" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary speckled calf, gilt fillets to boards and spine. Moderate rubbing to extremties, corners bumped, chipping to spine ends, joints partially cracked, light toning to text. Later owner signature (of Henry Bromley, 1693) to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. As Walker notes, Cowell was considered to be "the most learned civilian of his time." Regius Professor of Civil Law at Cambridge from 1594 to 1611, he is remembered today as the author of an important (and controversial) dictionary, The Interpreter (1607), which went through several subsequent editions. His Institutes was originally published in 1605 in Latin as Institutiones Juris Anglicani ad Methodum Institutionum Justiniani. As indicated by the title it is an elementary textbook on English law organized in the manner of Justinian's Institutes. As Holdsworth notes, "The objects of [this book] were to promote the union of England and Scotland by pointing out the resemblances between the common law and the civil law; to give the student of the common law some knowledge of the general principles of law; and to show the students of the civil law that if they would study the common law, they would improve their knowledge of both laws, and cease to be regarded as mere children in legal knowledge. That these ideas were sound is fairly obvious [today]... but they were in advance of their time." The translation of this book was ordered by Parliament, which indicates its stature during the Commonwealth period, a stature that was not affected by Cowell's Royalist leaning. Walker, The Oxford Companion to Law 311. Holdsworth, A History of English Law V:21. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth

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        Les Confessions. Traduites en François, par Monsieur Arnauld d'Andilly. Quatriesme Edition. Avec le latin à costé, reveu & corrigé exactement sur douze anciens manuscrits, & des Notes à la fin, où l'on rend raison des principales corrections

      Veuve Jean Camusat, et Pierre Le Petit 1651 Petit in-8 (180 x 122 mm), titre, (5) ff., 810 pp., (19) ff., veau marbré, dos à cinq nerfs orné, tranches rouges (reliure d'époque). Traduction en français par Robert Arnauld d'Andilly (1589 - 1674). Texte latin en marge. (défauts d'usage et frottements, manque aux coiffes, coins émoussés, légère mouillure dans le haut des 7 premiers feuillets, rares rousseurs). // Small octavo (180 x 122 mm), title, (5) l., 810 pp., (19) l., marbled calf, spine tooled raised on four bands, red edges (contemporary binding). Translation in french by Robert Arnauld d'Andilly (1589 -1674). Text in latin in margins. (defects of use and rubbings, lack of leather on top and bottom of spine, corners bumped, light water-stain on top of 7 first leaves, rare little spots).

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        Astrologomania: the madnesse of astrologers. With an examination of Sir Christopher Heydons book, intituled A defence of judiciary astrologie.

      London, Printed by R.C. for John Hammond 1651 - Small 8vo. Rebound in modern cloth. 15 cm. Good binding and cover. Top margin shaved, no loss to text. Marginal tears (some repaired) to bottom corner of some pages. Lacking leaf a2. Wing C583, Houzeau & Lancaster 5103. Stoughton R. Vogel's book plate on verso. See Samuel T. Freeman & Co.'s sale of Vogel's estate in 1966. In this work, George Carleton (An English Bishop) speaks out against astrology. Carleton's arguments are both rationalistic/scientific (from national philosophy) as well as religious (from Christian philosophy). An interesting early work opting for realism over astrological explanations of events proposed by Sir Christopher Heydon. Carleton discusses in the detail Aristotle's view. Carleton argues that Heydon?s work ?was more impressive for its learning than its logic.? (ODNB) [Attributes: 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

      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 First Edition thus Tooled brown leather cover with red/gilt title panel 145mm x 85mm (6" x 3"). 219pp.; 224pp. With separate title pages for Paradoxes and Ignatius, half-title for Essayes.

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        Exercitationes de generatione animalium

      London: Du Gard for O. Pulleyn, 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.

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        Terra Promissa In Sortes Seu Tribus XII Distincta

      Pierre Mariette, Paris 1651 - This lovely map shows the location of the twelve tribes in the Holy Land. Unlike the Dutch maps of this time, this French map is simplified and elegant, with an emphasis on information rather than ornament. The result is a beautifully simple rendering exemplified by the empty Mediterranean Sea, in which original lines of printer's ink are visible. Pictograms indicate towns, mountains, forts, and forests. A large strapwork title cartouche features an angel at top. This map is from "La Terre sainte en six cartes géographiques" (The Holy Land in six maps), the first collection of maps laid out in a chronological sequence around a unifying theme. La Rue's goal was to trace the history of the world from the origins to the present. The six maps cover the land of Canaan and the Exodus, the Promised Land, Solomon's kingdom, the land at the time of Abraham, the Christian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, and modern Syria under Ottoman rule. The map is in excellent condition with no chips or tears. Slight foxing around the edges and includes a large watermark at right. Little is known about the French mapmaker Philippe de La Rue. He was associated with the pioneering French cartographer Nicolas Sanson, and specialized in Biblical themes. This map is a fine example of his work. Map. Copperplate engraving with beautiful original outline color. Image measures 16 x 21".

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        S. Brunonis Astensis Signiensium Episcopi Opera. Cum expositione in psalmos Oddonis Astensis monachi benedictini eidem Sancto Brunoni ab ipso Auctore Dicata. Nunc primum duobus tomis distincta in lucem edita studio et labore D. Mauri Marchesii Casinensis Decani.

      Bertanos., Venetiis. 1651 - 2 tomi in 1 vol., in 4°, p. perg., cc.nn. 16 + 407 + cc.nn. 10 (1° tomo) + pp. 232 + cc.nn. 10 (2° tomo) + pp. 98 di Oddonis Astensis monachi benedictini ad Brunonem Episcopum Signinum in Psalmos Expositio per contemplationem exarata. Testate. Front. fig., quello del 1° tomo anche con caratteri rossi e neri. Tagli marmorizzati. Antip. del 1° tomo con ricca inc. a tutta p. raffigurante S. Bruni Astensis.Capilettera.

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        "Leviathan, or the matter, forme, & power of a common-wealth ecclesiastical and civill."

      London: Printed for Andrew Ckooke [i.e. Crooke]. 1651. "First edition, first issue with the ""Head"" ornament on the title page; folio, pp. [6], 396 [i.e. 394]; copper-engraved title page by Abraham Bosse, folding table; contemporary full paneled calf neatly rebacked, new green morocco label on spine, endpapers renewed; first blank leaf with a 20-line poem by John Sheffield, the Duke of Buckingham in ink in a contemporary hand; a number of early ink annotations and other marks of readership in at least two distinct contemporary hands throughout; early leaves with marginal wear and minor short breaks in the margins; otherwise a very good copy. 19th century bookplate of David Robert Clark and a 20th century one of Arthur B. Springarn.& & Hobbes met Galileo, corresponded with Decartes and was influenced by the new critical methods of Kepler and Montaigne, among others. ""This book 'produced a fermentation in English thought not surpassed until the advent of Darwinism'. Its importance may be guaged by the long list of assailants it aroused. It was placeed on the Index Librorum Probibitorum 7th May 1703, though all Hobbes's works had previously been condemned in toto, and it still remains a 'model of vigorous exposition, unsurpassed in the language'."" (Pforzheimer). & & The three earliest printings of Leviathan each have a printed title-page bearing the same London 1651 imprint, but the order is easily identifiable by the typographical ornaments on the title pages. The first edition has a ""Head"" ornament, the second edition has a ""Bear"" ornament, and the third edition has a series of 25 ""ornaments,"" the last two of which almost certainly bear a false imprint. & & Wing H2246; Printing & the Mind of Man 138; Macdonald & Hargreaves 42; Pforzheimer 491."

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        The Whole Book of Psalms: Collected into English metre, by T. Sternhold, J. Hopkins, W. Whittingham, and others. Set forth and allowed to be sung in all the Churches, of all the people together, before and after Morning and Evening Prayer, and also before and after Sermons; and moreover in private houses for their godlysolace and comfort, laying apart all ungodly songs , and ballades, which tend only to the nourishing of vice, and corrupting of youth.

      Printed by W. Bentley, London 1651 - 48 x 100mm. 11 leaves un-numbered, 236pp. Contemporary 'sombre binding' in full black morocco blind-tooled with fillets to a 'cottage roof' design, simple blind-stamped floral tools, raised bands, blue tinted edges. This edition not in Wing. Lacks two leaves at end and possibly a blank from the first gathering. Some running titles just shaved. A charming miniature puritan psalm book. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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        MAGIAE NATURALIS PETRUM LEFFEN LUGDUNI-BATAVORUM (LEYDE) 1651

      PETRUM LEFFEN 1651 In-12 (147 x 87 mm), velin creme a' recouvrement, titre calligraphie' au dos, tranches mouchetees (reliure d'epoque). Titre grave', 20 vignettes gravees dans le texte. (tres bon etat, malgre' quelques traces sur la reliure et quelques rousseurs). // 12o (1

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        Terra Promissa In Sortes Seu Tribus XII Distincta

      Paris: Pierre Mariette, 1651. Map. Copperplate engraving with beautiful original outline color. Image measures 16 x 21". This lovely map shows the location of the twelve tribes in the Holy Land. Unlike the Dutch maps of this time, this French map is simplified and elegant, with an emphasis on information rather than ornament. The result is a beautifully simple rendering exemplified by the empty Mediterranean Sea, in which original lines of printer's ink are visible. Pictograms indicate towns, mountains, forts, and forests. A large strapwork title cartouche features an angel at top. This map is from "La Terre sainte en six cartes géographiques" (The Holy Land in six maps), the first collection of maps laid out in a chronological sequence around a unifying theme. La Rue's goal was to trace the history of the world from the origins to the present. The six maps cover the land of Canaan and the Exodus, the Promised Land, Solomon's kingdom, the land at the time of Abraham, the Christian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, and modern Syria under Ottoman rule. The map is in excellent condition with no chips or tears. Slight foxing around the edges and includes a large watermark at right. Little is known about the French mapmaker Philippe de La Rue. He was associated with the pioneering French cartographer Nicolas Sanson, and specialized in Biblical themes. This map is a fine example of his work.

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        L'economia del cittadino in villa. Libri VII. Di nuovo ristampata, corretta, ed accresciuta di un Trattato della Caccia dal medesimo Autore.

      Subject: (Gastronomia, caccia, ecc.). Roma, a spese di Gio Battista, e Giuseppe Corvo Librari, per Francesco Moneta, 1651, 4to antico (cm. 17 x 20, 4) piena pergamena coeva, titolo manoscritto al dorso anch'esso all'epoca, incisione di P. Miotte al frontespizio, marca tipografica al colophon, pp. (8)-572. Piccola mancanza all'angolo inferiore di una sola carta e qualche foglio lievemente brunito, ma buona copia. Opera famosa e pi? volte ristampata. Ceresoli, 507 - Paleari, 712. In fine, dopo aver parlato anche di caccia, il Tanara, da buon bolognese, elenca ben 110 modi per usare la carne di maiale.

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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 and spine, gilt lettered morocco label. Binding very worn, corners showing board at tips, upper hinge cracked but upper cover still holding firmly, small chip at head of upper hinge, 3 small chips at tail of spine, 2 tiny holes in leather on lower cover, 1 on upper cover, pastedowns discoloured by glue, very faint browning to lower edge of frontispiece and general title page, offset from the front pastedown, contents clean and bright, 1 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 good copy complete with all required illustrations. 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. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        RETIRO DE PROFANAS COMUNICACIONES, NECESSARIO A LAS ESPOSAS DE CHRISTO. SACALO A LA LUZ POR ORDEN DEL EMINENTISISMO SEÑOR DON BALTASAR DE MOSCOSO Y SANDOVAL, CARDENAL DE LA SANTA IGLESIA DE ROMA, ARZOBISPO DE LA DE TOLEDO, PRIMADO DE LAS ESPAÑAS

      Imprenta Real., Madrid. 1651 - Anotación en guardas. Enc. Pergamino. CONTRA REEMBOLSO, +5.00€ LIBRO EN ESPANOL

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

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

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        Opera Omnia in Duos Tomos Nunc Distributa. Illustrata Indicibus Moralibus . Duobus Voluminibus Opusculis Viginti Sex, Quorum Salomon Nuncquam Editus, Comprehensa et Auctua Indicibus Moralibus Illustrata.

      Nicolaum Heyllium, Mainz ( Moguntiae ) 1651 - 1 hoja - Portada grabada - 1 lámina con texto en el reverso - 53 hojas - 1 lámina - 1362pp. - 22 hojas - y - 45 muy curiosas láminas. ( 19 de ellas formando el abecedario ) Correcto ejemplar completo, con el papel con mácula, aunque láminas muy bien. Encuadernación moderna en pergamino. =Jeremías Drexelio (Augsburgo, 1581- Múnich, 1638) escritor y jesuita alemán. Criado en una familia luterana se convirtió al catolicismo y más tarde se hizo jesuita. Fue profesor de literatura, de humanidades y de retórica, y también predicador, don que le supuso una gran fama. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Sainctes Curiositez.

      A Langres, Chez Iean Baudrot, 1651. - Petit in-8. Titre gravé. 8ff. 367pp. (1). Veau brun, dos lisse orné (Reliure du XVIIIs.). Edition Originale très rare de cet ouvrage de l'écrivain de Langres Pierre Clément (Langres, c. 1590-1663). C'est un "livre curieux où se trouvent traitées les questions les plus singulières" (Brunet). En effet l'auteur s'est livré à des recherches sur des sujets philosophiques, historiques, religieux, souvent bizarres et curieux: "Quest-ce que l'Ange", "Quel était le Paradis Terrestre", "Comment était faicte l'Arche de Noé", "Comment était faicte l'Arche d'Alliance", "Comme estoit l'Autel des parfums", "Comment estoit fait le Chandelier d'Or du Tabernacle", "Quelles estoient les Sybilles", etc. Beau titre architectural gravé. Très rare impression de Langres (Haute-Marne). On a ajouté une planche gravée par H. Wierix (XVIs.). Quelques rousseurs, reliure frottée. Bon exemplaire néanmoins. Brunet, Suppl. 270. Manque au NUC. Manque au catalogue de la BN. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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: Published:London:Printed for Thomas Underhill and Francis Tyton., 1651. Second edition.Collation, engraved frontis(xl)184(40)185-304,196,(56),197-312,312 pages. Book measures 7 1/2 x 6 inches.Weight 1.5kg.Bound in later full calf, raised bands, gilt title lettering, blind stamp tooling, inner dentelles, full gilt edges, marble endpapers. Calf lightly rubbed, a few very minor scuf marks, very slightly wear lines along spine. Binding in very good attractive condition. Internally, no loose pages, gift inscription on free endpaper dated 1856, ( probably the time this book was rebound ) a few pages trimmed, small burn hole on two pages. Pages in very good clean condition. A very nice clean copy.A68 . Second Edition. Very Good Plus. Small Quarto.

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        Les principes de la Philosophie, ecrits en latin, par rené Descartes. Et traduits en Francois par un de ses Amis. 4 Parties. (Des principes de la connaissance humaine - Des principes des choses materielles - Du Mone visible - De la terre).

      Paris, Henry Le Gras et Edme Pepingvé, 1651. 4to. Contemp. full calf with 5 raised bands, profusely gilt compartments. Covers slightly rubbed. A small nick to lower edge of backcover. Engraved title-page (and printed). (60),420,(1) pp. and 20 engraved plates. Pastedown inside frontcover a bit soiled. Front-free endpaper with some calculations in old hand. Old name in lower right corner of title-page partly erased. A small faint brownspot in upper margin of the first leaves. A few leaves with faint brownspots, otherwise fine and clean. The plates having a brownspot in upper left corners, but outside image.. Second French edition (translated from the first edition (Latin) of "Principia philosophiae", 1644 by L'Abbe Picot). Descartes here published his general system of epistemology and physics - including his Vortice-theory, the impossibility of a vacuum, etc. - with its Copernicanism mitigated by the idea that all motion is relative.In Descartes's letter prefaced to this French translation of the Principles, he writes that two, and only two, conditions determined whether the first principles proposed could be accepted as true: "First they must be so clear and evident that the mind of man cannot doubt their truth when it attentively applies itself to consider them"; and secondly, everything else must be deducible from them. But he went on to admit,"It is really only God alone who has perfect wisdom, that is to say, who has a complete knowledge of the truth of all things." Brunet II:611

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        Reliquiæ Wottonianæ. Or, A collection of lives, letters, poems; with characters of sundry personages: and other incomparable pieces of language and art. By the curious pensil of the ever memorable Sr Henry Wotton Kt, late, provost of Eton Colledg

      London: Printed by Thomas Maxey, for R. Marriot, G. Bedel, and T. Garthwait,, 1651. First Edition. Full Calf. Near Fine. 12mo: [60],540pp, with four copper-engraved portraits (of Wotton, Charles I, the Duke of Buckingham, and the Earl of Essex). Contemporary calf, flat spine with later red morocco lettering piece gilt, plain period end papers, title page framed by printer's ornaments. Sound and attractive period binding with strong book-block and only minor scuffing; clean pages with ample margins; plates in deep, rich impressions. Wing (2nd ed.) W3648. Thomason, E.1254. Heckscher 2199 (noting that this first edition was printed two years before the first edition of Walton's Angler by the same printer). Westwood & Sctchell, p. 243. & First Edition of this important and highly diverse collection, uniting Wotton’s “The Elements of Architecture” (one of the great classics which brought to England Renaissance concepts of architecture informed by the works of Vitruvius, Palladio, and Alberti, and including the oft-quoted “Well building hath three conditions: firmness, commodity, and delight”); numerous letters to King James and King Charles I, Lord Bacon, Izaak Walton (including one concerning John Donne), John Milton, and Lord Zouch (with important details of European and English politics of the 1590s), and Wotton’s two great poems, “On His Mistris, the Queen of Bohemia” and “The Character of a Happy Life.” Wotton spent much of his life as ambassador to the Doge of Venice (included here as well is Wotton's account of the election of the new Duke of Venice after the death of Giovanni Bembo) and finished his career as Provost of Eaton College and the great fishing partner of Walton (who contributed the dedication to this posthumously published volume). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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

      London, Printed for Andrew Ckooke (Crooke), at the Green Dragon. 1651. Small folio. (30,5x20 cm.). Contemp. full calf. Rebacked to style (19th century). Raised bands, spine gilt. Corners renewed (19th century), but bumped. Spine a bit rubbed. Covers with some scratches. Free endpapers renewed (19th century). Engraved frontispiece, (6),396 pp. and folded table. (Last leaf misnumbered 397/394). Collates pp. 1-248, 247-56, 261-394, 397, 394 and 6 misnumbering in the text, fully complete, exactly like Macdonald & Hargreaves No. 43). Old name to top of frontispiece "Thomas Watson" (could be Thomas Watson (c. 1620 - 1686), the English Nonconformist, Puritan preacher and author). Faint scattered brownspots to the first and last leaves, a narrow wormtract on foot of some leaves. Otherwise fine, internally clean and wide-margined. On inside frontcover the engraved bookmark of "William Charles de Meuron, Earl Fitzwilliam" (William Charles de Meuron Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, 7th Earl Fitzwilliam (1872-1943).. FIRST EDTION, second issue (with the "bear" in the ornament on the printed title-page etc.).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.43. - Printing & the Mind of Man 138

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        Les Métamorphoses d'Ovide traduites en prose françoise [par N. Renouard] et de nouveau soigneusement reveuës, corrigées en infinis endroits & enrichies de figures à chacune fable. Avec XV Discours contenant l'explication morale et historique ; de plus, outre le Jugement de Pâris, augmentés de la Métamorphose des abeilles trad. de Virgile, de quelques épistres d'Ovide et autres divers traitez.

      Augustin Courbé 1651 - 3 parties en un volume in-folio, plein veau, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés, faux-titre - 6 ff.- 466- 6 ff. de table - 54 - 213 pp. Titre-frontispice gravé par P. Firens d'après Rabel, un portrait d'Ovide dans un encadrement allégorique, gravé par J. Boulanger d'après Chauveau, 48 bandeaux, 45 initiales, 28 culs-de- lampe, répétés, gravés par Boulanger, 137 figures in-texte par Matheus, Firens, Briot, Faulte, ou non signées et une figure hors texte non signée pour le Jugement de Paris. Sans les titre et faux-titre. Restauration à 2 ff. en pied. Coiffes, coins, charnières et plats usés. Intérieur très frais. Sans le titre gravé ni le portrait frontispice d'Ovide. in-folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anatomy of Melancholy.

      London, 1651, - BURTON, Robert. The Anatomy of Melancholy. What it is, With all the kinds causes, symptomes, prognostickes, and seuerall cures of it. In three Partitions, with their severall Sections, members and subsections. Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically, opened and cut up. By Democritus Junior. Witha Satyricall Preface. Conducing to the following Discourse. The Sixth Edition, corrected and augmented by the Author. London : 1651/2. The Sixth Edition, corrected and augmented by the Author. Pp. (12),1-723,(1),(12) of index. Folio, full leather, raised bands with gilt lettered maroon leather titleblock to spine, all edges stained red. Robert Burton (8 February 1577 ? 25January 1640). With the half-title and the engraved title. Colophon reads:"Printed by R.W. for Henry Cripps of Oxford, and are to be sold by AndrewCrook in Pauls Church-yard, and by Henry Cripps and Lodowick Lloyd in Popes-head Ally. 1651." From the library of Lord Mostyn, probably Sir Thomas Mostyn (1704-1758), 4th Baronet, (with his Gloddaeth Hall , Wales, library bookplate). Bookplate of Montreal collector Alberti G. Nicholls. Two small holes where a clasp had once been attached to the front board, a couple smallmarginal stains, sparse foxing, else very good. Due to the excess weight ofthis volume, extra shipping charges may be necessary to cover the cost ofpostage on international orders. 5,000.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ABEL REDEVIVUS: OR, THE DEAD YET SPEAKING. THE LIVES AND DEATHS OF THE MODERNE DIVINES. WRITTEN BY SEVERALL ABLE AND LEARNED MEN (WHOSE NAMES YE SHALL FINDE IN THE EPISTLE TO THE READER.) AND NOW DIGESTED INTO ONE VOLUMNE, FOR THE BENEFIT AND SATISFACTION OF ALL THOSE THAT DESIRE TO BE ACQUAINTED WITH THE PATHS OF PIETY AND VIRTUE

      London: Printed by Tho. Brudenell for John Stafford, 1651 [i.e. 1652].. [10],[blank],440 [i.e. 430],[2- plate],[18],441-599 [i.e. 596]pp. Small quarto. Contemporary calf, rebacked in plain calf in the 20th century, with new endsheets and gilt label. Engraved frontis, plate and portraits. Small tidemark to blank C2, worm track in fore-margin from 4R4 to end, a few scattered marginal smudges, still a reasonably good, crisp copy. First edition, first issue, with the engraved frontis/title by Vaugahn dated 1651. The engraved portrait of Jerome of Prague is omitted from p. 21 in this copy, as is sometimes the case, blank C2 is present, and the final page is misnumbered 599. The portrait of Fuller added to the later issues of the first edition sheets is, naturally, not present here. In addition to Fuller, Daniel Featley, Thomas Gataker and others contributed biographical sketches, and Francis and John Quarles contributed occasional verse. The portrait and life of Lancelot Andrewes were also distributed as a separate. ESTC R177335. WING F2400. KEYNES (Contributions) IV.

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        Certamen Religiosum, Or, a Conference Between the Late King of England and the Late Lord Marquesse of Worcester Concerning Religion

      W. Lee and R. Royston 1651 - Full modern leather binding, with raised bands, gilt flourish. Gilt ruled. Fine binding and cover. Pleasing to the touch and eye. [10], 366, 84 p. Unmarked pages. Conference between the late King of England and the Lord Marquesse of Worcester concerning religion. Bailey was defender of Charles I, who later converted to Roman Catholicism. An important work on the English Civil War and religious troubles of the 17th century. Wing B1506. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Tableau de la Croix Represente dans les Ceremonie de la Ste. Messe Ensemble la Tresor de la Devotion aux Soufrances de Nre. S.I.C. le Tout Enrichi de Belles Figures

      Paris: F. Mazot. 1651. Hardcover. Contemporary gilt panelled red morocco, some wear to edges and corners and rubbing to joints, marbled endpapers, bookplate on fly-leaf, copper engraved throughout with title-page, dedication leaf, portrait followed by text with versos illustrating moments in the celebration of mass and scenes from the life of Christ, and rectos with prayers in Latin and French flanked by saints, two leaves at rear of early ms. entitled 'Atto di Contrizione', some worm damage to margins of final few leaves and to inside of boards. Collation conforms to the copy held at the V&A Libraries. , Small 8vo, [vii] + 39 (ie 74) + [5] pp .

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        The Historie of the Holy Warre

      Np[Cambridge]: Thomas Buck (printer), 1651. Fourth edition, A declaration of the frontispiece, engraved title page and regular title page, a very handsome and correct map in facsimile magnificently done, 26pp., (28)pp. chronology, bound in contemporary calf, professionally rebacked, raised bands, red leather gilt, all other compartments tooled in blind, marginal repairs to declaration and engraved title page, corners worn. A good copy.. Quarto.

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        Astronomia Britannica in qua per novam, concinnioremq[ue]. Methodum, hi quinq[ue] tractatus traduntur. 1. Logistica astronomica... 2. Trigonometria... 3. Doctrina sphaerica... 4. Theoria planetarum... 5. Tabulae novae astronomicae, ex quibus singulorum motus, & luminarum eclipses, Mira promptitudine colligantur; congruentes cum observationibus accuratissimus nobilis Tychonis Brahei. Cui accessit observationum astronomicarum Synopsis compendiaria... Cui additur Postscriptum de Refractione [by Sir Robert Markham].London: John Macock for George Sawbridge, [1668-]1669.

      First edition of "the most significant English astronomical work of its time" (ODNB).<br/><br/> Wing's earliest works were Ptolemaic, but by 1651 he had accepted the fundamentals of Keplerian astronomy as modified by Ismael Boulliau. "Like many astronomers in the second half of the seventeenth century, Wing, following Boulliau and Seth Ward, opted for an 'empty-focus' variant of Kepler's second law, holding that a planet moving in an elliptical orbit describes equal angles in equal times about the focus not occupied by the sun. In works published in 1651 and 1656 Wing, adopting Boulliau's method, had his elliptical orbits, including that of the moon, generated in purely geometrical fashion by circles and epicycles. In his posthumously published <i>Astronomia Britannica</i>, however, he discarded the epicycles in favour of a refined version of the theory proposed by Ward in the latter's <i>Astronomia geometrica</i> (1656), in which the elliptical orbits were assumed to be physically generated. Wing's celestial mechanics contained a mixture of Cartesian and Keplerian components, with a rotating sun and celestial vortex pushing the planets around in their orbits" (DSB XIV 446). <br/><br/> Newton owned a copy of the present work, 'heavily perused and dog-eared' according to Harrison (p. 300). "When in 1669 [Newton] read carefully through Vincent Wing's <i>Astronomia Britannica</i> (which among other innovations paraded a neat transfer of the modified Boulliau hypothesis to the ellipse's centre as a correcting factor on the central anomaly) he added to the endpapers of his library copy of the book a new equant law, centred again on the empty second focus of orbit but now preserving the true elliptical shape of the orbit itself only approximately" (D. T. Whiteside, in <i>Before the Principia: The maturing of Newton's thoughts on dynamical astronomy, 1664-1684</i> I, p. 9). <br/><br/> Wing (1619-68) "had little formal education and began earning his living at an early age as a surveyor, almanac compiler, astrologer and prolific writer of astronomical works. His almanacs were the most popular of their time; and, in Flamsteed's judgement, Wing produced "our exactest ephemerides." He was an eager polemicist and frequently was involved in public disputes over astronomical and astrological matters" (DSB). <br/><br/> The book is dedicated to Sir Robert Markham (1664-1690), who sat in the House of Commons from 1678 to 1685. <br/><br/> There is some confusion in the literature about the date of the first edition of this work (and indeed of some of Wing's other works). Some bibliographers give the date of the <i>Astronomia</i> as 1652, but this is incorrect, perhaps arising from a confusion with his <i>Urania practica</i>. DSB incorrectly gives the date of this latter work as 1649 rather than 1652 (and states that it is Wing's first book, which it is not). <br/><br/> ESTC R23367; Wing W2986.. Folio (302 x 198 mm), pp. [xx], 244, [2], 192, [2], 193-366, [2], 367-369, [1], engraved frontispiece portrait of the author by Cross, woodcut diagrams, engraved illustration, each of the five books with separate title page (books I to III dated 1668, the others 1669). Contemporary sprinkled calf, neatly rebacked with red morocco lettering-piece and spine gold-tooled in period style, traces of chaining staple on upper cover, covers slightly rubbed

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

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

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        Novesij expugnatio Anno 1587." Ansicht mit Darstellung der Eroberung durch Alexander Farnese im Juli 1586 (im Titel irrtümlich 1587 datiert)

      Kupferstich aus Famiano Strada "De Bello Belgico" Mainz 1651. 22x28.8 cm. - Muller, Nederl. 948 - Schmitt, Neuss 24 - Mit lebhafter Darstellung des Schlachtgeschehens und Einzelheiten des Belagerungsverlaufes, so werden im Vordergrund Alexander Farnese, Herzog von Parma, und seine Soldaten zu Pferde gezeigt, rechts heftiges Schlachtgetümmel und links eine Szene, in der Alexander Farnese die Schlüssel der Stadt entgegennimmt. Unter der Darstellung vierzeilige lateinische Legende A - M. Einriss rechts restauriert, unten rechts nur schmales Rändchen.

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        Dissidentis desciscentis receptaeque Neapolis libri VI.

      Dissidentis desciscentis receptaeque Neapolis libri VI. Raphaele De Turri Auctore. Insulis, Anno Salutis, 1651. In 8vo; pp.2,694,50n.nn. le ultime 2 bianche. Pergamena molle coeva con unghie, dorso a cordoni titolo calligrafato. Edizione originale. Treccani.it: "Nel 1651 vide così la luce Dissidentis desciscentis receptaeque Neapolis libri VI (Insulis [Genova?]; una corposa ricostruzione della rivoluzione napoletana del 1647, scritta a quanto pare ad istanza del conte di Oñate, e che dovette avere una storia editoriale complessa (inviandone una copia a Francesco I di Modena, il D. scriveva: "molti sinistri han patito queste mie povere fatiche")"; Lozzi, 3008:"Rarissimo".

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        Markham's Maister-Peece, Containing all Knowledge Belonging to the Smith, Farrier, or Horse-Leech, Touching the Curing of all Diseases in Horses [.] Now the seventh time newly imprinted, corrected and augmented [.].

      London, William Wilson, 1651. - 4to. (14), 591, (23) pp, final blank. With additional engr. title page (frontispiece), 4 full-page text woodcuts (2 folding) and several smaller woodcuts in the text, as well as 1 folding woodcut plate, latterly backed with cloth. Sumptuous mid-19th-century three quarter morocco binding with gilt spine. Extremely rare and early edition of this great English hippiatric manual, first published in 1615, by one of the earliest Western owners of and dealers in Arabian horses. A distinctly modern touch is provided by the small woodcut pointing hands scattered about the margins, denoting new cures and "medicines that are most certaine and approved; and heretofore never published". Gervase (Gervais, Jarvis) Markham, as well as his father Robert, a Nottinghamshire MP and Sheriff, was the owner of valuable horses, and "is said to have imported the first Arab. In a list of Sir Henry Sidney's horses in 1589 'Pied Markham' is enetered as having been sold to the French ambassador [and it, or a horse of the same name, may have been given to Markham by Sir Francis Walsingham], and Gervase sold an Arabian horse to James I for £500" (DNB). - Variously browned; occasional corner defects (no loss to text). From the library of Sir Robert Throckmorton, Bt. (1800-62), member of an eminent Anglo-Catholic noble family who sat in the House of Commons from 1831 to 1835 (his bookplate on front pastedown; a later bookplate is opposite on the flyleaf). Wing M659. Poynter 20.7. Wellcome IV, 56 (incomplete). Cf. Huth p. 17. Cf. Menessier de la Lance II, 156. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lux evangelica sub velum sacrorum emblematum recondita in anni Dominicas. Selecta historia et morali doctrina variè adumbrata

      Antwerpen, Cnobbaert 1651.. Editio altera locupletior. kl.-4°. 4 Bll., 471 (20) S. (Index). Mit gest. Tit., Initialen, 52 emblemat. halbseit. Kupfe rvon J. van Meurs. Pgmt. d. Zt. Mit Verschlußbändern. Hs. Rückentit. Gest. Exlibris v. Maximilian Linder T. P. Einzelne, wenige Bll. wasserrand. de Backer-S. I, 1725; Landwehr 65 b; Praz 327 - Zweite Ausgabe. Erst mit der dritten Ausgabe von 1652 erschien ein zweiter Teil. Die runden emblematischen Kupfer mit barocker ornament. Umrahmung (ca. 11 x 12 cm) zeigen Angler, Jagd, Vogelfang, Reitschule u. Pferde, Spiele (Schach, Karten, Würfel), landwitschaftl. Darstellungen etc. - Heinrich Engelgrave (1610-1670), war Jesuit; Prediger und Rektor der Kollegien Oudenaarde, Kassel u. Brügge.

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        Astronomia Reformata

      Heirs of Vittorio Benacci Scarce first edition of Riccioli's anti-Copernican, Tychonic geo-centrist cosmology, presenting an astronomy reformed, so he claims, of theoretical as well as observational errors, and considered a conclusion to the Almagestum novum of 1651. As the Jesuits' leading astronomer, his observational and experimental achievements offered significant refinements of Galilean quantitative experimental procedures in terms of accuracy, and although intended to refute Galileo, his results often unwittingly confirmed them.

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