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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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        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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        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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        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. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: [16], 276; [4], 247, [17], 149-324 p., [2] leaves of plates : ill.,ports. ; 8°. Notes: Eikon Basilike. &#39;The pourtraicture of his sacred Majesty in his solitudes and sufferings&#39; and &#39;A perfect copie of prayers used by His Majestie in the time of his sufferings&#39; 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&#39;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.

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        Anatomia ex Caspari Bartholini Parentis Institutionibus, Omniumque Recentiorum & propriis Observationibus, Tertium ad sanguinis Circulationem Reformata Cum Iconibus novis accuratissimis

      Lugdunum Batavorum (Leiden):: Apud Franciscum Hackium,, 1651.. First edition.. Hardcover. Very Good+. [xiv], 576, [13]; with additional engraved title, a portrait, and 74 anatomical plates (all called for), of which 6 are folding. Latin text. Professional tissue repairs to top edges of first five leaves, and to some of the foldout plates. Superb plates, and contents overall very good, with minor toning or soiling to the margins, and, in some cases, a small tide stain. In recent quarter calf, spine titled and ruled in gilt, with marbled boards with corners of vellum. A beautiful copy.

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        De mundo nostro Sublunari Philosophia Nova. Opus posthumum

      Amsterdam: Ludovico Elzevir, 1651. * Wheeler 1312; Willems 1128; Suzanne Kelly in DSB V.396-401.. Scarce first edition of Gilbert&#146;s only other published work, whose first section contains &#147;an extension of the cosmological ideas Gilbert introduced into the last section of de Magnete; it is dependent on the latter work for much of its vocabulary and basic assumptions...&#148; (DSB V.397). Posthumously published and edited by the author&#146;s brother, the title consists of a meteorology composed before de Magnete and a cosmology composed after, and thus serves to round out the author&#146;s intellectual biography.

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        LETTERS TO SEVERALL PERSONS Of HONOUR: Written by John Donne. Sometime Deane of St. Pauls London

      London: Published By John Donne Dr. of the Civil Law. Printed By J. Flesher, for Richard Marriot..., 1651. A first edition copy of Donne&#39;s letters. Collation agrees with Keynes No. 55 but, as usual, without front and rear blanks and without the frontispiece portrait; pp. [6], 318. Leaf dimensions are very good: 189mm x 136 mm, hence generous margins. Modern full green morocco with gilt lettering to the spine and gilt dentelles; very good with some fading to the spine. Contents clean and tight, paper a little toned, small old paper repair to the head of pages 103/104 with the loss of the title headline only, a few other small or very small paper repairs to corners and marginal chips, but none affecting the text; contemporary and inconspicuous signature of "B. Stewart" to the title page. Otherwise the contents are in excellent condition. A very good first edition copy, with particularly generous margins. Keynes No.55. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. 4to.

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        Americae Descriptio

      Amsterdam., 1651. Copper Engraving. Original hand colour 14 x 19 cm Fine Condition A beautiful map of the Americas from Jansson&#39;s edition of Mercator&#39;s Atlas Minor. The map shows conjectured north-west passage and a large land mass between Asia and North America.

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        MERLINS PROPHESIES AND PREDICTIONS Interpreted, and their truth made good by our English Annalls, with the life of MERLIN: Being a Chronographicall History of all the Kings, and memorable Passages of this Kingdom from BRUTE, to the Reign of the Late KING

      London: printed for I. E[mery], and are to be sold by Thomas Pierrepoint, at the singe of the Sun in Pauls Church-yard, 1651. Final part of running title "A Subject that deserves to be known and observed by all men".pp. [68], 375; Collation: engraved frontispiece; title page; (verso blank); To the Worthy and by me much Honured Master James Mettam Esquire, &c. ; To the Reader; The Contents; A Chronological History of the Kings of Britaine....; A True Histoire of the Stange Birth of Ambrosius Merlin (pagination begins at this point. Text within ruled borders, with notes to the fore-edge margins also within ruled borders. Contemporary plain sheepskin covered boards with modern calf spine, black spine label, gilt; original sheep a little rubbed with some scuff marks to the rear panel. Contents good with some general reading wear, frontispiece and title page somewhat age soiled, the forner with some early (contemporary?) ink marks and a very small doodle of an animal, marigns generally good, on a couple of pages the trimming just touches the ruled margins; the finall leaf Ccc4 (text to the recto only) is mostly missing (only the top inner corner of the original is present) and has been replaced in perfect facsimile from the copy in the Cambridge Library - all most impossible to tell. (in this edition this leaf was a cancel and this might be the reason why it is most missing - the original having been hurriedly removed, leaving a small part and the cancel then never attached?) A very good copy. Bibliographical Notes: a reissue of the 1641 edition of: Heywood, Thomas. "The life of Merlin, sirnamed Ambrosius", with cancel title-page and last leaf. Referenced by: Wing, H1789; Pforzheimer, 479; ESTC, R14810. Second Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No dust jacket.

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        Le tableau de la croix représenté dans les cérémonies de la Sainte messe.

      Chez F. Mazot 1651 - - Chez F. Mazot, A Paris _1651, Pet. in 8 (115x16cm), 47f., relié. - Edition originale, rare. Ouvrage entièrement gravé de 88 pages (avec texte et figures), et illustré d'un portrait de Charles de l'Aubespine par Guillaume de Gheyn, d'un beau titre frontispice par Collin. Une première partie est constituée de 68 pages : les litanies. Elle se compose d'un frontispice, d'une figure à gauche d'un épisode de la messe et à droite d'une oraison (français et latin) avec deux figures de saints en pied. Le ivre se poursuit par d'autres litanies sur 4 pages avec des figures de saints, puis une litanie à Jesus, avec son portrait, puis une litanie à la vierge également avec un portrait ; les textes sont situés au centre de scènes historiées dans un encadrement. Enfin 8 pages gravées de psaumes avec 7 scènes historiées dans un large encadrement. Plein maroquin rouge d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné à la grotesque. Plats ornés d'une succession de 4 encadrement constitués de trois filets et de fers angulaires. Coiffe supérieure élimée. 2 coins émoussés. Traces de fermoirs avec petits manques. Frottements. Gribouillis sur les pages de garde. Bel exemplaire, frais. Manuel de la messe exemplaire dans l'illustration religieuse et la vie spirituelle du XVIIe siècle. La spiritualité du recueil repose sur l'assimilation mystique des actes de la passion et des phases du sacrifices de la messe. "L'une des trois publications importantes dont les gravures sont révélatrices des tendances caractéristiques de l'illustration religieuse à cette date." Jeanne Duportal (Etudes sur les livres à figures du XVIIème siècle). 47f. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 2300 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Compleat Horse-Man and Expert Ferrier

      London: Printed for Thomas Harper and Nicholas Fussell. Fine. 1651. Second Edition. Hardcover. Recently rebound in brown quarter leather with gilt lettering on spine. A. E. G. Previous owner&#39;s notes in on initial free pages giving directions for cures. Frontispiece engraving of Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden and inscription on lower left: "To bee sould by Peeter Stent." 631 pages with Table of Contents in rear. "In two bookes. The first, shewing the best manner of breeding good horses, with their choice, nature, riding and dieting, as well for running as hunting, and how the rider ought to behave himselfe in the breaking and riding of colts; as also teaching the groome and keeper his true office, touching the horses and colts committed to his charge; and prescribing the best maner how a perfect stable ought to be scituated and made, not heretofore so fully described by any. The second, directing the most exact and approved maner how to know and cure all maladies and diseases in horses: a worke containing the secrets and best skill belonging either to ferrier or horse-leach: the cures placed alphabetically; with hundreds of medicines never before imprinted in any authour. Published at the earnest request of sundry noble and worthy gentlemen, for the generall good and benefit of the nation." A catalog description of the work is laid in, Lot #517. ; Wood block print; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 631 pages .

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

      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&#39;s Speeches, His Majesty&#39;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&#39;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), 276, (4), 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 &#39;Porutraicture&#39; but differs very slightly from ours: it has red decoration to the corners and &#39;Eikon Basilike&#39; and &#39;Majesties&#39; 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 pp 126-133). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Les Isles Britanniques, qui Contiennent les Royaumes d' Angleterre, Escosse, et Irande?

      Copper engraved, double page, map, hand colored, cartouche uncolored, 49 x 59 cm (19 1/2" x 23"). Some minor soiling and aging; otherwise very good and quite colorful. Valk (1651-1726) was born in Amsterdam, and was also known as Valck. He was a fairly well known engraver and publisher, and would eventually go into partnership with Peter Schenk (1655-1718), and would produce an atlas and maps together. In fact, it seems they brought the property of the Blaeu firm, which gave them material for their maps. This is a very attractive map of Britain, and includes an inset of Orkney, Shetland and Faro islands. The map also contains a large cartouche that depicts angels and Poseidon. Bagrow p. 276.

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        The Reformed Husband-Man; or A Brief Treatise of the Errors, Defects, and Inconveniences of our English Husbandry, in ploughing and sowing for Corn; with the Reasons and general Remedies; and a large, yet faithful Offer or Undertaking for the benefit of them that will joyn in this good and publick Work. Imparted some years ago to Mr. Samuel Hartlib; and now by him re-imparted to all ingenuous English-men, that are willing to advance the Prosperity, Wealth and Plenty of their Native Countrey

      Title within typographical border. 2 p.l., 14 pp., one blank leaf. Small 4to, attractive antique panelled calf, spine gilt. London: Printed by J.C., 1651. First edition. "The Reformed Husbandman...is sometimes attributed to Speed, although it was probably written by Cressy Dymock...It is a pamphlet of some 16 pages and full of moral reflections, a melodious exhortation to industry."-Fussell, I, p. 45. "The most visible impact of Hartlib&#39;s circle lay in the numerous pamphlets that he published...They comprised letters and treatises solicited or received from individuals in his circle upon a particular subject, which had then been circulated for additional comments, the results edited, and then launched upon the public (often without the express consent of the original author), anticipating utility and inviting comment and amendment...His treatises spread a solvent of new ideas in a variety of contexts, but they were particularly successful in husbandry. He publicized the advantages of planting new leguminous crops, experimenting with fertilizers and manures, and using seed drills and new ploughs, and advocated the possibilities of apiculture, rabbit farming, fruit-tree propagation, and silk cultivation (in Virginia). His network included a group of innovative farmers willing to experiment. But his pamphlets should also be read as ideas, models, or patterns as to how the processes of reformation would occur. "-ODNB. Fine copy. .

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

      Amsterdam, Ludwig Elsevier, 1651. With engr. allegorical title. 568 pp., 4 unn. leaves (last blank). 12mo. Contemp. vellum, dated 1659. Amsterdam, Ludwig Elsevier, 1651. Printed in the same year as the London first edition. "The most important book on the subject to appear in the 17th century" (Garrison/M.). Four issues were printed in Amsterdam, this is the second one. Elzevier printed in 1651 two slightly different editions, one for the English market with engr. title and imprint "London, O. Pulleyn, 1651", and the present one for the continental market with engraved title and imprint "Amstelodami, Ludivicum Elzevirium, 1651". These issues were immediately reprinted by Elsevier from the first London edition of the same year. This edition contains the famous engraved title-page showing Jove seated on a pedestal, opening an egg to release animals, insects, and plants. Even if Harvey (1578-1657) had not discovered the circulation of the blood, this present work "De generatione" is a remarkable masterpiece on embryology, conception, and birth, overthrowing Galenic-Aristotelian ideas. It deals with the comparative anatomy of reproductive organs, the physiology of reproduction, and the day-to-day development of the chick in the egg. "The chapter on midwifery in this book is the first work on that subject to be written by an Englishman" (Garrison/M.). - Wellcome III, 220; Osler 711; this ed. not in Eimas, Heirs of Hippocrates; Waller 4120; cf. Garrison/Morton 467 (1st ed.). SCIENCE: MEDICINE ; SCIENCE: BIOLOGY ;

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        La Vie, Les Maximes et Partie des Ouvres

      Paris - Denys Thierry, 1651 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. &#39;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&#39;Ordre des Carmes Reformez. Par le R. P. Donatien de S. Nicolas, religieux du mesme Ordre. &#39;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&#39;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..

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        Epitome Naturalis Scientiae; Auctarium Epitomes Physicae

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

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        Le Tableau de la Croix representé dans les ceremonies de la S.te Messe ensemble le tresor de la deuotion aux soufrances de N.re S. I. C. Le tout enrichi de belles figures

      Paris:: François Mazot,, 1651-(1653). Folio. 8vo in 2s (165 x 111 mm.) 54 leaves: [1 blank leaf], [4], 35, [2] leaves paginated 36-39; [12] leaves. Engraved throughout. Pictorial title, portrait, 39 full-page illustrations, all text pages (prayers in Latin, or in Latin & French) with illustrated page borders, many with additional interlinear or intercolumnar engraved details (flowers, insects, etc.), 23 pages with historiated border series including scenes from Christ&#146;s childhood (1 page, signed by J. Durant), the life of the Virgin (1 p.), the story of David (9 pp.), and Old & New Testament scenes (12 pp.). Printed on thick paper. Small abrasion to engraving on f."22" verso, some wear and small stains to binding. Bound in contemporary Parisian gold-tooled brown morocco, sides with floral border roll & double fillet enclosing a symmetrical design built up from small tools, at center a double-fillet quadrilobular compartment from which emerge leafy sprays & arabesques forming a lozenge shape with extenders of pointillé & solid tools, small disks & dots filling the interstices between this central ornament and the cornerpieces, small fleur-de-lis tools at corners, spine in six gold-tooled compartments, pair of original silver fore-edge clasps, gilt edges, comb-marbled endpapers, free endleaves marbled on both sides; bound by an imitator of Pierre Rocolet (possibly Antoine Ruette). &#147;D.P.H.M.&#148;, neat 19th-century initials on front flyleaf. ***& & First Edition, third and most complete issue, with the colophon dated 1653. A fine copy, with the full series of engravings, of a significant book in the development of Baroque religious illustration in France. "A collection of images accompanied by prayers" rather than an illustrated text, as described by Jeanne Duportal, the volume brings together several different styles of engraving: charmingly naïf religious scenes and portraits, some somber, others with touches of whimsy (a plump putto who appears in every scene of the Mass series); minutely expressive and action-packed etched vignettes in the style of Callot and Stefano della Bella; and enchanting, delicately etched flowers or insects gracing the text, notes of "art and fantasy" that again evoke medieval books of hours. & & In the central section, on the Mass, the double-page openings with the text of the liturgy in Latin and French on the rectos and the full-page illustrations on the facing versos were designed to be contemplated as a whole, and are numbered as single units. Each text page is framed by a pair of full-length portraits of Saints with their attributes, and ornamented with lightly engraved or etched vignettes and a variety of naturalistic flowers, birds, insects, and other natural details, many using drypoint to great effect. Different artists executed rectos and versos; Duportal attributed the text illustration, which she considered superior, to Jean Collin, an engraver of possibly Flemish origin. The pictures of Mass, by an unknown engraver, were probably copied from a Dutch model; although scorned by Duportal they are not without charm, the slightly irreverent presence of the chubby little angel, reminiscent of the putti in certain Dutch emblem books, adding a light note to the sacred solemnities. The small scenes of the Passion surmounting the depictions of Mass represent the Thomist interpretation of the 13th century, whereas scenes of the same events in vignettes of the facing pages adhere to 15th-century Franciscan doctrine (thus Christ mounts the cross with the help of a ladder on f. 7v, but is crucified with the cross flat on the ground on f. 20r).& & The minutely rendered border illustrations to the last 20 pages, containing the Penitential Psalms and various prayers, depict the life of David and scenes from the Old and New Testaments: a microcosm with its wars, storms, family dramas, and miracles. One of the preceding plates, with border scenes of Christ&#39;s childhood, is signed by J. Durant, but these two series appear to be the work of a different artist (or artists). Duportal notes that the Tableau de la Croix was one of the last French illustrated devotional books to employ this style of pictorial narrative in multiple scenes, as by the mid-seventeenth century the practice had completely disappeared. & & First published in 1651, Mazot&#39;s Tableau was a success, and he re-issued it with modifications and enlargements in 1651, 1652 and 1653 (the date in the achevé d&#39;imprimer being changed in the plate or by hand for the last issue). The dedication leaf and portrait of the Marquis de Châteauneuf, as well as several leaves at the end with the border series, were added to the second and third issues (copies of the second issue often, though not always, lack a few leaves of the final section). Several plates were altered for this third issue, and additional ornaments were added to the text pages of the Mass section.& & This book was often sumptuously bound. The present binding, with its central quadrilobular cartouche from which spring forth exuberant symmetrical bursts of solid and pointillé tooling, is inspired by a decorative style often referred to as a "décor à gerbes," probably first created by the binder Florimond Badier (cf. Esmerian II, p. 25). & & Jeanne Duportal, Études sur les livres à figure édités en France de 1601-1660, pp. 244-45 (misdescribing the relative numbers of pages in each section). Brunet V, 624. Graesse VI, 4. Rahir, Bibliothèque de l&#39;amateur, p. 278. Répertoire des imprimeurs parisiens du XVIIe siécle, 311. R. A. Weigert. Inventaire du fonds français, graveurs du XVIIe siècle, III, p. 91-92 & 523. Isabelle de Conihout & Pascal Ract-Madoux, editors, Reliures francaises du XVIIIe siècle: chefs d&#39;oeuvre du Musée Condé, 2002.&

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        Three Books of Occult Philosophy, Translated out of Latin into the English

      Printed By R. W. For Gregory Moul, 1651. A rare and wonderful book. Interior is original 1651 printing, and has been professionally re-bound. Brown board have some moderate edgewear/rubbing to boards, spine and corners. Front inside board used to have ex-libris within, now there is some light balding and card remnant. Contents are in excellent condition considering the age. Pages are faded and have some slight foxing. Introduction and pgs 1-35 have some chipping at the bottom corner, very slight warp to pages.. Frontpiece of author still intact and in great condition. Printing is so old that the character "f" is used in place of an "s". First page of the book has some doodling and inscriptions in quill, there are also some spare notations in quill in some of the margins. Inscription and name in quill (Tho Lucas) is dated 1726. Folio was hand-bound into the book on pg 163 (quill correction to the instructions on the folio, as it originally read "Place this table after folio 136"). Please contact us for any additional information you may require. We are pleased to be offering this rare jem to the book community.. Hard Cover. Collectible; Good/n/a. 8vo.

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        De Bello Civili

      Amsterdam: Louis Elzevir,, 1651. Vicesimo-quarto (111 × 58 mm). Contemporary red morocco, fleur-de-lys to spine and covers and all edges gilt. Engraved title page. Binding lightly rubbed, lower joint cracked, endpapers tanned from turn-ins, contents toned, light marginal dampstain to leaves at end. Very good condition. Presentation copy from Lord Camden to actor and playwright David Garrick (1717-1779), inscribed by Garrick on the verso of the front free endpaper "March 9th 1775. Lord Camden favour&#39;d me by the acceptance of this Elzevir Lucan. D. Garrick". Charles Pratt, first Earl of Camden (1714&#150;94) was a lawyer and politician who was a "particularly cherished new friend and frequent host to the Garricks at Camden Place, Kent" (ODNB). This copy is in a particularly beautiful binding with delicate gilt fleur-de-lys pattern.

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        Sinopsis de Beneficiorum Ecclesiasticorum et Officiorum

      1651. Remouchamps, Nicolas de [d. 1670]. Sinopsis de Beneficiorum Ecclesiasticorum et Officiorum Saecularium Coadiutoriis, Ad Serenissimum Principem Maximillianum Henricum. Liege: Apud Viduam Guillielmi Hovii, 1651. [xvi], 128, [12] pp. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary vellum, lettering piece to spine, blue edges. Light soiling, some rubbing to extremities, boards somewhat bowed, corners bumped, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns. Woodcut arms of Prince-Bishop Maximilian Henricus Ernestus of Bavaria [1621-1688] to title page, woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Toning, light browning and faint dampstaining to margins in a few places, internally clean. An appealing copy. * First edition. Dedicated to Prince-Bishop Maximilian Henricus Ernestus of Bavaria, this is a treatise on the duties and privileges of "coadjutores" in canon law. Remouchamps was a canon lawyer active in Rome and Liege. A second edition was published in 1700. The 1581 imprint was issued by a female printer, "the widow of Guillaume Hovius." KVK locates 3 copies, all of the first edition. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 142.

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        Pharsalia, sive de Bello Civili, Caesaris et Pompeii X

      Uncut copy of Elzevier´s Lucanus, with armorial binding and important Provenance. 1651. Amsterdam. Ioannem Ianssonium. In 12vo (145 mm x 82 mm). 377 + 3 ff. Elegant 19th century red morocco, signed by Amand, boards with arms stamped in gilt on center, spine with raised bands and lettered in gilt, back cover lightly soiled. An entirely uncut copy, pages gently browned, first blank, with bookplate, loose. Extremely rare uncut Elzevier of the Lucanus´s Pharsalia, annotated by Grotius and Farnabius. The arms on cover belong to Count Joseph de Lagondie with the same pattern on ex libris. The author was born in Córdoba (Spain) in the first half of the 1st century, grandson of Marco Anneo Séneca and nephew of the great Lucio Anneo Seneca. Spent his childhood in Rome, where he received his education, he showed a great tenacity from an early age, author of three compositions at the age of 16. At first in Neron´s ?cohors amicorum?, he then participated in the Pison plot against him, which eventually brought him the death penalty, which he carried out by opening his veins and reciting verses whilst he died. Amongst his works we count the Farsalia, an epopee narrating the civil wars between Ceasar and Pompey. Provenance; ex libris on front pastedown from Georges Montandon; and ex libris from Count Joseph de Lagondie on first blank [same crest for arms on binding]. Brunet, III, 1200. Palau, 143195.

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