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        Emblemata Politica; Accedunt disserationes Politicae De Romanorum Imperio et Quaedam

      Amsterdam: J. Jamssonium, 1651. First Edition. 12mo. 432p. 17 engravings of emblems with chart. Professor Boxhorn of Leiden was both a classical history professor and an expert in philology. His emblems here are set in terms of 17th Century attire and buildings.. Mario Praz, Studies in seventeenth century imagery, p. 285. Emblem VI is erroneously labeled V as is evidenced by V which precedes it. (A new possibly pirated edition came out the same year without noting place or publisher). Bound in full vellum, title on spine in brown ink, all edges blue, some soiling to vellum as usual. A very nice copy.

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        Some New Cases of the Years and Time of King Hen 8 Edw. 6 and.

      1651 - A Useful Digest of Brooke's Ascun Novell Cases in English March, John [1612-1657]. Brooke, Sir Robert [d. 1558]. Some New Cases of the Years and Time of King Hen. 8. Edw. 6. And Qu: Mary; Written Out of the Great Abridgement, Composed by Sir Robert Brook, Knight, &c. There Dispersed in the Titles, But Here Collected Under Years. And Now Translated into English by John March of Grays-Inn, Barrister. All Which Said Cases are hy [sic] the Translator Methodised, And Reduced Alphabetically under their Proper Heads and Titles. With an Exact Table of the Principall Matter Contained Therein. London: Printed by T.N. for Richard Best, and John Place, 1651. [xxxii], 166, 137-168, 209-295, [1] pp. Pagination irregular, text complete. Octavo (5-3/4" x 3-1/2"). Later three-quarter calf over cloth, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, endpapers renewed, hinges reinforced. Moderate rubbing to extremities with light wear to spine ends and corners, title page detached and edgeworn, following two leaves partially detached and lightly edgeworn. Light browning and occasional faint dampspotting to interior, faint dampstaining to title page and a few other leaves, negligible minor worming and a few brief early annotations to preliminaries. A scarce title $500. * Only edition. A translation of Brooke's Ascun Novell Cases (1578), which contains cases from 1514 to 1558, arranged in alphabetical order by subject. March was a supporter of the Commonwealth during the Civil War. His edition of Brooke was likely inspired by his commitment to legal reform at that time. OCLC locates 10 copies, 4 in North American law libraries (Columbia, Library of Congress, Harvard, University of Washington). English Short-Title Catalogue R213260. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Philosophicall Rudiments concerning Government and Society.

      London: Printed by J. G. for R. Royston,, 1651. Or, A Dissertation Concerning Man in his severall habitudes and respects, as the Member of a Society, first Secular, and then Sacred … Duodecimo (142 x 80 mm). Contemporary calf, spine neatly rebacked to style, compartments double-ruled in black, raised bands, boards ruled in black with triple-rule centre panel with floral corner motifs also tooled in black, red edges. S4 bound in after B8 as recorded by MacDonald & Hargreaves. Engraved title page and 3 plates, woodcut initials. A few neat pencil annotations to the text including a reference to Locke on page 224, small ink inscription to front free endpaper. Extremities a little rubbed, endpapers browned from turn-ins, small puncture to upper margin of E2 and nick to upper edge of O3, minor loss to fore edge of R1 not affecting text, overall a very good copy with very occasional spotting to lightly browned contents. First English edition (first published in Latin in 1642) of De cive, the first full exposition of Hobbes's political thought to appear in print and the work which "established Hobbes's reputation among select intellectual circles" (ODNB). Hobbes wrote De cive ("On the citizen") as the third section of a planned three-part treatise on the elements of philosophy, although the first two parts, De corpore and De homine, were in fact published several years after the appearance of De cive, in 1655 and 1658 respectively. De cive presented "his solution to the problem of moral conflict, a solution in which politics came to the rescue of ethics. The book begins with an account of the state of nature, that is, in a situation without civil government. It has often been supposed that Hobbes believed that conflict arises from man's inherent selfishness, but … this is a mistaken interpretation. Selfishness or self-concern is a neutral principle: men in well-functioning society are as selfish as those outside it. Hobbes made this point clear … 'it does not follow from this principle that men are evil by nature…'" (Tuck & Siverthorne, pp. xxii-xxvi). Philosophicall Rudiments is accompanied by three engravings, heavy with royalist iconography. Noel Malcolm, one of the editors of the Clarendon Edition of the Works of Hobbes, explains that the engravings were "selected by the printer … from a previously published collection of allegorical engravings by Wenceslaus Hollar, entitled Emblemata nova. In their original context the first was on the theme of 'despising wealth'; the second on 'the sword of Damocles'; and the third on the theme of 'innocence' … Taken out of their original context and placed in a political treatise, however, these three engravings take on a very different significance. All three now seem to be on the special theme that appears to connect them, the theme of kingship – and, what is more, they give the impression of treating the holder of that office in an almost hagiographical way … This quasi-religious Royalist iconography is entirely in tune with what we know about the political sympathies of the bookseller Richard Royston, who had gone to extraordinary lengths to promote the royal cause ever since the outbreak of the Civil War" (Malcolm, pp. 236-238).

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        Trattato della pittura ...

      Paris: Appresso Giacomo Langlois,, 1651. Novamente dato in luce, con la vita dell'istesso autore, scritta da Rafaelle Du Fresne. Si sono giunti i tre libri della pittura, & il trattato dell statua di Leon Battista Alberti, con la vita del medesimo. Quarto (376 × 249 mm). Contemporary mottled calf professionally refurbished (joints and corners repaired, new label to style), decorative gilt spine, marbled edges. Additional engraved title by René Lochon (incorporating a portrait of Leonardo), portrait of Alberti, 73 plates (19 of which are after Nicolas Poussin) in the text (illustrative or diagrammatic), title vignettes, head- and tailpieces and initials. Much of gilt rubbed from spine, divisional title to Alberti's "della Pittura" misbound before Alberti general title, old grease stain to engraved title, pale dampstain in gutter of first few gatherings, scattered marginal stains and signs of handling otherwise a very good copy, complete with the medial blank [R4]. Editio princeps of Leonardo's Treatise, also published by Langlois in a French translation the same year, although this did not include the two treatises by Alberti; Brunet gives precedence to this edition in Italian, which is virtually doubled in size by the addition of Alberti's Trattato della pittura and Trattato della statua. Together these texts comprise the foundational practical treatise on Renaissance art. "The idea for a publication of Leonardo da Vinci's treatise on painting was probably initiated by [the French writer and theorist on art and architecture] Fréart de Chambray with the participation of Charles Errard. Errard, a painter, ornamentalist, and architect of the Church of the Assumption in Paris, was director of the French Academy in Rome from 1666… In 1651 the two editions of the Leonardo treatise appeared – the first-ever publications of this work. The French edition was translated by Fréart and the Italian… edited by Raphael Trichet Du Fresne, a numismatist, bibliophile, and collector of antiquities and art objects for the Duc d'Orleans. The Fréart and Du Fresne editions of the Leonardo treatise were both published by the same press, Langlois… another close relation between the two editions is the collaboration of the artist Errard, who, who was a friend of both Fréart and Du Fresne. He aided Fréart with his French translation and Du Fresne in his explanation of the graphic parts of the Italian text. And he provided the illustrations which were used by both editors for their separate editions… The Errard illustrations were taken from drawings either by Poussin or another artist from his school, drawings that were intended by Poussin as informal descriptive illustrations for the Leonardo text. They were sketched in a manuscript of the Della pittura owned by the great art and antique collector Cassiano del Pozzo, secretary to Cardinal Francesco Barberini. With the aid of Pozzo, Poussin first saw Leonardo's treatise in the Barberini library… Despite similarities, the two preparations of Leonardo's treatise were by editors with different approaches to the original, which was, in its untouched state, simply a collection of pragmatic observations on nature, proportions, movement and weight of the body, light and shade, gestures and expression, colour and reflection, and landscape and perspective… Du Fresne was well able to undertake this first edition of a difficult work. Editor of the royal press from 1640, he brought out at least seventy editions, many with frontispieces designed by Poussin… [his] version of the treatise was the result of a collation of several manuscript versions of the original. On the other hand, Fréart's translation was based on a single source, the manuscript with the Poussin drawings… Although Du Fresne parallels Fréart's dedication [of the French translation] to Poussin with a dedication of the two Alberti treatises to Charles Errard, he also provides a more conventional dedication of the entire work to the queen of Sweden [the celebrated Christina], with a second dedication to Pierre Bourdelot, physician to the queen, and with whom Du Fresne had accompanied the queen to Rome… Leonardo's treatise on painting would not be printed again until the eighteenth century and the emergence of a new kind of classicism" (Millard). Provenance: ownership inscriptions of Heneage Finch on engraved and letterpress titles; almost certainly the diplomat and third earl of Winchilsea (1627/8-1689), in 1660 the first peer to be appointed to the embassy in Constantinople. "In 1657-8 he travelled extensively on the continent, acquiring a lifelong love of Italy and antiquities" (ODNB); it is most likely that he purchased this copy on that excursion. With later ownership inscriptions (on the same pages) of another Finch.

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        FONS in area qua hodie NAVONA ... Views of Rome [Set title]

      24th plate of 100 portraying Rome's palaces and ruins and even reconstruction of ancient buildings in Rome. The second state of these etchings were collected in the publication by Peter Schenck:'Roma aeterna, sive ipsius aedificiorum Romanorum, integrorium collapsorumque, conspectus duplex. ' In the 'Aedificiorum Index':'24. Fons Navonae', view of the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers) in the Piazza Navona. It was designed in 1651 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for Pope Innocent X whose family palace, the Palazzo Pamphili, faced onto the piazza as did the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone of which Innocent was the sponsor. Inscribed on the bottom in Latin and Dutch:'FONS in area qua hodie NAVONA ... / P Schenck exc: Amsteloed: cum Privil:' Etching on paper with margins; platemark: 198 x 167 mm; total: 255 x 190 mm; state I/2; some very small tears along margins; Hollstein 1497-1596; Nagler 177; Le Blanc 19; Wurzbach 313

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        Portrait of Michiel de Ruyter (1607-1676)

      Bust Portrait of admiral Michael Adriaansz. de Ruyter. In the background a sea battle. Portrait within oval frame with square edge. In the margin a two-line caption in French: "Le Noble et Genereux vice Admiral MICHEL ADR. DE RUYTER, comman: / deur de l'Armé Naualle de Hollande. / Hend. Berckmans pinx. / Petr. de Iode scupl. / Ioan. Meyssens excud." Included in "Theatrum pontificum, imperatorum, regum, ducum", 1651 Etching and engraving on paper, with some margin; plate mark: 176 x 122 mm, total: 185 x 128 mm, mounted on cardboard (top margin); Hollstein (de Jode II) 149 and 205-384, van Someren 4703, in very good conditions

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        Leviathan (.) or the matter, forme, & power of a common wealth ecclesiasticall and civil.

      London Printed for Andrew Crooke at the Green Dragon in St. Pauls Church-yard 1651 - First edition, first issue (with boar's head device to title-page). Folio (28.75 x 19.5 cm), [6], 248, 247-256, 261-396 pp., additional engraved title-page, folding table, complete, text continuous despite pagination, modern calf antique, gilt arabesque to upper cover, a fine example with wide margins. A classic work on statecraft and a landmark of western philosophy. Written during the English Civil War (1642–1651), Leviathan argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign. Hobbes wrote that civil war and the brute situation of a state of nature ("the war of all against all") could only be avoided by strong undivided government. Hobbes begins his treatise on politics with an account of human nature. He presents an image of man as matter in motion, attempting to show through example how everything about humanity can be explained materialistically, that is, without recourse to an incorporeal, immaterial soul or a faculty for understanding ideas that are external to the human mind. Hobbes describes human psychology without any reference to the summum bonum, or greatest good, as previous thought had done. Not only is the concept of a summum bonum superfluous, but given the variability of human desires, there could be no such thing. Consequently, any political community that sought to provide the greatest good to its members would find itself driven by competing conceptions of that good with no way to decide among them. The result would be civil war. There is, however, Hobbes states, a summum malum, or greatest evil. This is the fear of violent death. A political community can be oriented around this fear. Hobbes goes on to advocate the desirability of a Commonwealth in which a subject authorises and gives up any right of governing himself to this man, or to this assembly of men, on this condition;" that thou give up, thy right to him, and authorise all his actions in like manner". The work is wide-ranging, dealing with matters as diverse as tax and religion. Apart from the text, the book is also notable for its remarkable engraved title-page by Abraham Bosse. It has two main elements, of which the upper part is by far the more striking. In it, a giant crowned figure is seen emerging from the landscape, clutching a sword and a crosier, beneath a quote from the Book of Job—"Non est potestas Super Terram quae Comparetur ei. Iob. 41 . 24" ("There is no power on earth to be compared to him. Job 41 . 24")—linking the figure to the monster of that book. The torso and arms of the figure are composed of over three hundred persons, in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo; all are facing inwards with just the giant's head having visible features. The lower portion is a triptych, framed in a wooden border. The centre form contains the title on an ornate curtain. The two sides reflect the sword and crosier of the main figure – earthly power on the left and the powers of the church on the right. Each side element reflects the equivalent power – castle to church, crown to mitre, cannon to excommunication, weapons to logic, and the battlefield to the religious courts. The giant holds the symbols of both sides, reflecting the union of secular and spiritual in the sovereign, but the construction of the torso also makes the figure the state. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Some New Cases of the Years and Time of King Hen 8 Edw. 6 and...

      1651. A Useful Digest of Brooke's Ascun Novell Cases in English March, John [1612-1657]. Brooke, Sir Robert [d. 1558]. Some New Cases of the Years and Time of King Hen. 8. Edw. 6. And Qu: Mary; Written Out of the Great Abridgement, Composed by Sir Robert Brook, Knight, &c. There Dispersed in the Titles, But Here Collected Under Years. And Now Translated into English by John March of Grays-Inn, Barrister. All Which Said Cases are hy [sic] the Translator Methodised, And Reduced Alphabetically under their Proper Heads and Titles. With an Exact Table of the Principall Matter Contained Therein. London: Printed by T.N. for Richard Best, and John Place, 1651. [xxxii], 166, 137-168, 209-295, [1] pp. Pagination irregular, text complete. Octavo (5-3/4" x 3-1/2"). Later three-quarter calf over cloth, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, endpapers renewed, hinges reinforced. Moderate rubbing to extremities with light wear to spine ends and corners, title page detached and edgeworn, following two leaves partially detached and lightly edgeworn. Light browning and occasional faint dampspotting to interior, faint dampstaining to title page and a few other leaves, negligible minor worming and a few brief early annotations to preliminaries. A scarce title $500. * Only edition. A translation of Brooke's Ascun Novell Cases (1578), which contains cases from 1514 to 1558, arranged in alphabetical order by subject. March was a supporter of the Commonwealth during the Civil War. His edition of Brooke was likely inspired by his commitment to legal reform at that time. OCLC locates 10 copies, 4 in North American law libraries (Columbia, Library of Congress, Harvard, University of Washington). English Short-Title Catalogue R213260.

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        Compendium Electoralis Iuris Bavarici, Daß ist: Ein kurtze Verfassung der Landtrecht, Gerichts-Malefitz, und anderer Ordnungen, der ChurFürstenthumb Obern unnd Nidern Bayrn.

      Johann Ostermayr für Augsburg, Johann Weh, Ingolstadt 1651 - Kl.-8vo. (ca. 15 x 8,6 cm). Pergamentband der Zeit mit dreifachen Blindfileten auf Rücken und Deckeln sowie 4 ledernen Bindebändern, 5 Bll., 644 S., 7 Bll. Titel in Rot und Schwarz. VD17 12:125064G. Vgl. Jöcher II, 2081. - Zweite Auflage der Erstausgabe, die 1650 erschien. Weitere Ausgaben sind bis 1754 bekannt. - Khraisser stammte aus Mainburg, studierte in Ingolstadt und war kurfürstlicher Hofgerichtsadvokat in München sowie Rat der Grafschaft Oettingen Wallerstein. - Handbuch zum Bayerischen Landrecht (Zivil-, Polizei- und Prozessrecht, auch "Codex Maximilianeus"), das unter Kurfürst Maximilian I. 1616 kodifiziert und teilweise neu gefaßt wurde. "Die bedeutendste, lange nachwirkende gesetzgeberische Leistung Maximilians." (Albrecht, Dieter. Maximilian I. von Bayern 1573-1651. München, 1998, S. 229). - Einband etwas angestaubt und fleckig, Fehlstelle am Fuß des Rückens. Stellenweise gebräunt und braun- bzw. stockfleckig, wenige Wurmgänge, die Seiten 33-36 mit unterem Eckausriss, geringfügiger Textverlust. 550 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nieuw gebouw der chirurgie of heel-konst (...) over een stemmende met die van Renatus des Cartes [Descartes], nevens een brief over dit werk van Cornelis Bontekoe. Amsterdam, J. ten Hoorn, 1682.

      "Geheel perkamenten band uit de tijd, (22)+459+(1) pag. Geillustreerd met portret van de auteur. Enkele blz. los. BMN I pag. 291; Bierens de Haan 3671. Overkamp (Coevorden 1651-1692?) was medicus te Harlingen. Hij droeg dit werk op aan zijn collega arts Christoph. van Tongeren. Het drempelgedicht is van Emanuel van Ypperen.".

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        Manuale exorcistarum ac parochorum, hoc est tractatus de curatione, ac protectione divina [..].

      Typis Marci Antonij Rubei, 1651. In-4° (cm. 21), legatura coeva in cartonato d'attesa, dorso marmorizzato con titolo ms. su etichetta (sbiadito); pp. [36] 452 [36] testatine fregi e capilettera in silografia foro di tarlo al margine interno dei fascicoli L, M e 2H che sfiora il testo, strappo alle sole carte Y2, 2B8 senza perdita di alcunché; lievi bruniture. Prima edizione di questa rara opera del frate minore bergamasco (di Sarnico), posta all'Indice con decreto del 1725 [Casati 57]. Il libro discute le possessioni demoniache con frequenti particolareggiati riferimenti agli esorcismi praticati d fra' Candido. «Manuel d'exorcisme fort rare» [Caillet 1688]. Cfr. Rosenthal 2047; Choix 13161; Bibliotheca Lamiarum 81; Bibliotheca magica 365. Esemplare molto buono.

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        SPQV: A survay of the signorie of Venice, of her admired policy, and method of goverment, &c. : With a cohortation to all Christian princes to resent her dangerous condition at present [Survey]

      Printed for Richard Lowndes at the VVhite Lion in S. Pauls Churchyard, neer the west end, M. DC. LI. 1651 - Folio, 28 cm. Bound in old calf. Rubbing, wear to extremities. Gutters weakened. Title in red and black. Engraved frontispiece of the Lion of Saint Mark. Allegorical engraved plate signed: Ro: Vaughan sculp. Some browning, generally good internally. [8], 55, [3], 57-165, 168-184, 183-198, 175-210, [8] pages. Text is continuous despite erratic pagination. "Howell visited Venice some thirty years before this book was published when on a mission to engage workmen for Sir Robert Mansell's glassware manufactory in London. It is dedicated to the Long Parliament which, seven years earlier, had committed him to the Fleet Prison, partly for debt and partly for his royalist sympathies." Bonhams 2000. Interesting provenance: Armorial bookplates of George, Earl of Macartney, Knight of the Order of White Eagle and of the Bath. Macartney 1737-1806 was a noted British statesman, colonial administrator and diplomat. He is best remembered for his quote that the after the conclusion of the Seven Years War the British Empire was, "a vast Empire, on which the sun never sets". He served as Governor of the British West Indies, as well as Governor of Grenada, Governor of Madras, Britain's first envoy to China, served in Italy, and finally Governor of Cape Colony. For his many years of service he was raised to the peerage and eventually became an Earl. Later book plate of Theodore Chase. Refs: Wing H-3112; Atabey 596; Pforzheimer, 517. Other Titles: Survay of the signorie of Venice; Of the princes, and dukes of Venice; Upon the citty and signorie of Venice. S.P.Q.V. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Exposition With Practical Observations Continued Upon The [11th, 12th & 13th] Chapters of the Prophesy of Hosea

      London: Peter Cole. Fair; Eight leaves lack significant portion of blank margin, a further . twelve leaves have worm line through marginal notes but not effecting . the sense, lacks last 2 leaves of index, margin stains, but still . a sound usable book.. 1651. Hardcover. Small 4to; Later 3/4 calf, raised bands, [28], 570, [2], [12 of 14]p., index. **Wing B-6071. .

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        OBERPFALZ. - Karte., Karte des Gebietes Reichenbach, Neuburg, Waldmünchen, Eschlkam, Hohenwarth, Viechtach, Haibach und Wiesent, im Zentrum Cham.

      Kol. Kupferstich von Peter Weiner nach Philipp Apian, 1651, 31 x 41,5 cm. Vgl. Cartographia Bavariae S. 69/70. - Blatt 7 der 24-teiligen, nach Apian gestochenen Bayernkarte. Mit sehr feinem Flächenkolorit. BAYERN, Landkarten, Oberpfalz

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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 Renaissance England 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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        Lexicon juris Sveo-Gothici. Quantâ fieri potuit industriâ collectum & concinnatum.

      - Stockholm, Henrici Keysers, 1651. 12:o. *1, A12-G12, H6. Någon enstaka fuktrand. Förbunden av: [Konungastyrelse.] En nyttigh bok, om konunga styrilse och höfdinga, fordom för någre hundrade åhr, af en förståndigh swensk man skrifvin, ock nu nyliga framkommen, och utaf framlidhne salige hoos Gudi martyren, höglofligh hos oss och uthi hele christenhetenne i åminnelse den stormechtigeste högborne förste och herre h. Gustaf Adolf den andre och store, /./ och efter H.K.M:s nådige befalning, strax ord från ord trykt blifvin, och sedan i medler tidh medh torftige register förbettrad, och nu publicerat. Stockholm, Henrich Keyser, 1650. 12:o. (1),+ 87,+ (19) bl. Titelbladet inom ramtryck. Senare pergamentband, ryggen med röd titeletikett, första arbetet med blått främre snitt och det andra med rött, övre och nedre snitt röda. Med Sophie Adlersparres namnteckning på försättsbladet, daterat 1874, samt på första titelbladet. Collijn sp. 530 resp. sp. 462 & 481-81. Almquist s. 116. Rudbeck 24 (för konungastyrelsen). Första sällsynta upplagan av Loccenius juridiska lexikon. En andra utkom 1665 och en tredje 1674. Som forskare i svensk rätt och som lärare introducerade Loccenius rättsvetenskapen i Sverige, och behovet av ett lexikon som definierade och översatte det ålderdomliga svenska rättsspråket till latin var stort. Loccenius arbetade även ständigt vidare på detta lexikon och varje ny upplaga innebar förbättringar. På slutet finns ett ?Explicatio perigrinarum aliquot dictionum feudalium?, i vilket en mängd feodala termer förklaras ha germanskt (d.v.s. langobardiskt och gotiskt) ursprung. Johannes Loccenius (1598-1677) från Holstein blev doktor i juridik i Leiden 1625. Samma år blev han inkallad till Sverige av Gustav II Adolf till en professur i historia i Uppsala. År 1628 blir han professor Skytteanus, 1648 universitetsbibliotekarie, 1651 rikshistoriograf och 1667 assessor i antikvitetskollegiet. Här bunden tillsammand med andra upplagan av Johannes Bureus edition av Konungastyrelsen. Den gavs egentligen ut tillsammans med Sveriges rikes lagböcker 1650, vilka saknas här. Sophie Adlersparre (1823-95), en av pionjärerna i Sverige inom kvinnosaksrörelsen och en av grundarna av Fredrika-Bremer-förbundet.

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        Hinterlassene Werke über Krieg und Kriegsführung. 10 in 5 Bänden (alles).

      Gr.-8vo. Mit Stahlstich-Portrait, 2 grenzkolor. Karten und 5 Plänen auf 2 Falttaf. sowie 1 gef. Tabelle. Hldr. d. Zt. mit gold- u. blindgeprägt. Rücken. Marmorschnitt. Borst 1651. - Jähns 2852. - Bde. I-III in 3., IV-X in der 2. Auflage. Bd. I ohne den Reihentitel. - Bd. 1-3: Vom Kriege. Bd. 4: Der Feldzug von 1796 in Italien. Bd. 5-6: Die Feldzüge von 1799 in Italien und der Schweiz. Bd. 7 Der Feldzug von 1812 in Rußland, der Feldzug von 1813 bis zum Waffenstillstand und der Feldzug von 1814 in Frankreich. Bd. 8: Der Feldzug von 1815 in Frankreich. Bd. 9: Strategische Beleuchtung mehrerer Feldzüge von Gustav Adolph, Turenne, Luxemburg und andere historische Materialien zur Strategie. Bd. 10: Strateg. Beleuchtung mehrerer Feldzüge von Sobieski, Münich, Friedrich dem Großen und dem Herzog Carl Wilhelm Ferdinand von Braunschweig... - Einbände etw. berieben, 1 Bd. m. kl. Fehlstelle im Leder. Vorsätze gering leimschattig, nur ganz vereinzelt gering fleckig, vorwiegend sehr sauber, auf weißem Papier. Name auf Titel v. Bd. 7. Insgesamt wohlerhalten und dekorativ. - Von großer Seltenheit.

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        Høytrengende Æris-Forsvar

      imod den publiceerde u-sandferdig Kiøbenhaffns Beretning anlangende Dinæ oc Walters Sag som ved u-ordentlig Proces samme stets bleff udført Anno 1651, med hosfølgende Aarsager som hafver nød oc tvungen mig underskrefven (for en tid) at begifve mig aff mit kiære Fæderneland. Uden sted: Prentet Anno 1652. [2] + 136 s. Velholdt eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt helskind med farvet titelfelt og rig rygforgyldning. Bogen blev i følge John T. Lauridsen beslaglagt, og er derfor uhyre sjælden. B.U. Dam angiver trykkeår [Hamburg] 1662. Beretningen om Dina Vinhofers, der efter tilskyndelse af oberstløjtnant Jørgen Walter lod kong Frederik III vide, at Corfitz Ulfeldt og Leonora Christine pønsede på giftmord mod kongen. Ulfeldt anlagde sag med Dina Vinhofers, han frikendtes, og hun dømtes til døden. Da Ulfeldt var renset for anklagen, blev der rejst sag mod ham for hans embedsførelse. Denne undersøgelse unddrog han sig i 1651 ved flugt. Forsvarsskriftet er oversat til Latin af Otto Sperling. Bibl. Danica III, 1533. Ehrencron-Müller VIII,362. Thesaurus 690.

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        Plan ou veüe de Heemstede, dans la province d'Utrecht | Afbeeldinge van Heemstede, in de provincie van Utrecht.[Amsterdam], Nicolas Visscher, [ca. 1700]. Very large etched bird's-eye view of the Heemstede estate and gardens (99 x 71 cm) engraved by Daniël Stoopendaal and printed on 2 2/3 sheets from 2 copper plates. Framed.

      - Anglo-Dutch Garden 62; Berlin Kat. 3401; Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) XXVIII, p. 142, 43. A magnificent meter-high bird's-eye view of the sumptuous Heemstede house and gardens, the estate of Diderick van Velthuysen (1651-1716). "The fame of the gardens of Heemstede (near Houten in the province of Utrecht) was, and still is, considerable. In literature both at home and abroad the design of this garden is listed only after Het Loo, Zeist and De Voorst [the palaces of William III and the leading noblemen of his court] as a highlight in Dutch garden art. Heemstede owes this renown above all to Daniel Stoopendaal's glorious aerial view"( Anglo-Dutch Garden).In good condition, with only a few small rust spots and two small holes, and with a small tear repaired. Mice appear to have nibbled at the upper right margin of each sheet, but politely stopped before reaching the border. A magnificent view of sumptuous formal gardens.

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        Descrittione della Campania Felice ... Figl. di Aless.

      1651. Pieghe editoriali

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

      1651. relié. DeCollection. Haeredum Corbelletti, Romae, 1651. In-12 (16 x 9 cm) reliure postérieure en plein velin, titre manuscrit sur le dos, décor doré sur les plats, tranches rouges, 2 f., frontispice, 4 f., 576 p. Quelques menus défauts : 1 page doublée (intercalée à la fin de l'ouvrage), 2 feuillets d'index intervertis. Saint Camille de Lellis (1550 - 1614) eut une jeunesse frivole et mouvementée. Après un incurable ulcère à la jambe qui lui fit rencontrer la foi, il fut infirmier à Rome. Il est le fondateur de l'ordre des Camilliens (clercs réguliers des Infirmes) et, à ce titre, est le protecteur avec Saint Jean de Dieu des hôpitaux et des malades.

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

      (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. AGUSTIN'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], 1-135, [1] blank; [8], 1-168; [2], 1-78; [22], 1-134, [2]; [2], 1-104, [2], A1 is missing from The Veritie (between Contents leaf and Preface) but the catchword is correct and no text appears to be missing, collates the same as the copy in Copac held by Durham University etc, 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. A good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        De radio reflexo variorum phaenomenorum & egregiorum effectuum opticorum causa, ... Respondente Friderico Wilhelmo Madero, ...Jena, Samuel Krebs, 1674. 4to. 19th-century(?) glazed marbled wrappers.

      STC German, 17th century, K 759; VD17 12:157743T (6 copies); not in Honeyman; Poggendorff. Rare doctoral thesis on optics by Johann Friedrich Krebs (1651-1721) at the University of Jena. In the present thesis he discusses the reflection of light at various angles and heights from all sorts of surfaces, from mirrors, in the human eye, etc. He based his observations on experimental science, and studied the latest literature on the subject. Authors cited to include Galileo, Christiaan Huygens, Robert Boyle, Leibnitz and Erhard Weigel. An "additamenta varia" at the end gives 59 numbered questions and declarations on various subjects, showing the author's wide interests.Slightly browned but still in good condition.

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        [Drop-title:] Breve ragguaglio di quanto è accaduto in Roma à Sig: Mandarini venuti co[n] il P: Guido Tasciard della compagnia di Giesù, inviato straordinario dal rè di Siam dopo l'Udienza hauuta da N.S. Innocenzo XI.(Colophon: Rome, Domenico Antonio Ercole, 1689). Small 4to (21.5 x 15.5 cm). With decorated woodcut initial on the first page. Disbound.

      Cordier, Indosinica, cols. 954-955; ICCU 037266 (5 copies); WorldCat (1 copy, the same); cf. Lach & Van Kley III, pp. 252-256. Very rare first and only edition in the original Italian, of a pamphlet detailing the visit of the Siamese embassy to Rome, under de guidance of the Jesuit Guy Tachard, where they would meet with Pope Innocent XI.The French Jesuit missionary Guy Tachard (1651-1712) was sent on two occasions to the Kingdom of Siam by Louis XIV, as part of an embassy to achieve a commercial agreement with King Narai of Siam. Its capital, Ayut'is, became a French Macao for merchants and missionaries from and to the further east. On his return from Siam in 1688, Tachard went to Rome in his capacity as ambassador of the King of Siam, carrying gifts and a letter from King Narai to Innocent XI. He was accompanied by Siamese mandarins and two catechists from Tongking. The mission from Siam was officially received by Pope Innocent on 23 December 1688 at a splendid public ceremony. They were unaware that Narai had meanwhile died and that during his final illness an anti-French mandarin had seized power, killed most of his family and married his daughter, taking the throne on Narai's death. The revolution severed Siam's ties with Europe, excepting only the Dutch.First leaf detached. Browned, a minor water stain in the corner of the fore-edge margin and a white spot at the upper right corner of the first leaf caused by the removal of a location number. A very rare pamphlet on the Siamese embassy to Rome.

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        Drop-title:] Breve ragguaglio di quanto è accaduto in Roma à Sig: Mandarini venuti co[n] il P: Guido Tasciard della compagnia di Giesù, inviato straordinario dal rè di Siam dopo l'Udienza hauuta da N.S. Innocenzo XI.(Colophon: Rome, Domenico Antonio Ercole, 1689). Small 4to (21.5 x 15.5 cm). With decorated woodcut initial on the first page. Disbound.

      - Cordier, Indosinica, cols. 954-955; ICCU 037266 (5 copies); WorldCat (1 copy, the same); cf. Lach & Van Kley III, pp. 252-256. Very rare first and only edition in the original Italian, of a pamphlet detailing the visit of the Siamese embassy to Rome, under de guidance of the Jesuit Guy Tachard, where they would meet with Pope Innocent XI.The French Jesuit missionary Guy Tachard (1651-1712) was sent on two occasions to the Kingdom of Siam by Louis XIV, as part of an embassy to achieve a commercial agreement with King Narai of Siam. Its capital, Ayut'is, became a French Macao for merchants and missionaries from and to the further east. On his return from Siam in 1688, Tachard went to Rome in his capacity as ambassador of the King of Siam, carrying gifts and a letter from King Narai to Innocent XI. He was accompanied by Siamese mandarins and two catechists from Tongking. The mission from Siam was officially received by Pope Innocent on 23 December 1688 at a splendid public ceremony. They were unaware that Narai had meanwhile died and that during his final illness an anti-French mandarin had seized power, killed most of his family and married his daughter, taking the throne on Narai’s death. The revolution severed Siam’s ties with Europe, excepting only the Dutch.First leaf detached. Browned, a minor water stain in the corner of the fore-edge margin and a white spot at the upper right corner of the first leaf caused by the removal of a location number. A very rare pamphlet on the Siamese embassy to Rome.

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        [Drop-title:] Breve ragguaglio di quanto è accaduto in Roma à Sig: Mandarini venuti co[n] il P: Guido Tasciard della compagnia di Giesù, inviato straordinario dal rè di Siam dopo l'Udienza hauuta da N.S. Innocenzo XI.(Colophon: Rome, Domenico Antonio Ercole, 1689). Small 4to (21.5 x 15.5 cm). With decorated woodcut initial on the first page. Disbound.

      Cordier, Indosinica, cols. 954-955; ICCU 037266 (5 copies); WorldCat (1 copy, the same); cf. Lach & Van Kley III, pp. 252-256. Very rare first and only edition in the original Italian, of a pamphlet detailing the visit of the Siamese embassy to Rome, under de guidance of the Jesuit Guy Tachard, where they would meet with Pope Innocent XI.The French Jesuit missionary Guy Tachard (1651-1712) was sent on two occasions to the Kingdom of Siam by Louis XIV, as part of an embassy to achieve a commercial agreement with King Narai of Siam. Its capital, Ayut'is, became a French Macao for merchants and missionaries from and to the further east. On his return from Siam in 1688, Tachard went to Rome in his capacity as ambassador of the King of Siam, carrying gifts and a letter from King Narai to Innocent XI. He was accompanied by Siamese mandarins and two catechists from Tongking. The mission from Siam was officially received by Pope Innocent on 23 December 1688 at a splendid public ceremony. They were unaware that Narai had meanwhile died and that during his final illness an anti-French mandarin had seized power, killed most of his family and married his daughter, taking the throne on Narai's death. The revolution severed Siam's ties with Europe, excepting only the Dutch.First leaf detached. Browned, a minor water stain in the corner of the fore-edge margin and a white spot at the upper right corner of the first leaf caused by the removal of a location number. A very rare pamphlet on the Siamese embassy to Rome.

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        Hercules catholicus, hydrae ursinae decem capitum domitor, et viperarum inde prognatarum ex parte recastigator.

      (Fribourg), apud Wilhelmum Darbellay, 1651, - in-8° carré, 18 ff., titre avec grande vignette gravée sur cuivre (par Pancrace Reyff) + 722 p. + 1 f. (errata), gravure dans le texte représentant deux médaillons-portraits. Orné de qqs vignettes en-tête, initiales et culs-de-lampe, avéc lég. tache d'eau, qqs pet. traces de vers marg., qqs notes ms. anciennes dans la marge, reliure en plein parchemin, dos et plats ornés en or de qqs fleurons et de doubles filets, figure dorée au centre des plats (au premier plan l'image d'un roi portant une épée, en arrière plan l'image d'un évèque portant une crosse), lanières d'attache manquent, coins touchés, tranches jaspées rouges, bel exemplaire. Première édition d'un ouvrage de controverse, une réfutation des doctrines des réformateurs. Ouvrage paru à Fribourg la dernière année de la vie de son imprimeur et éditeur Wilhelm Darbellay.Le catalogue d'exposition «Le Livre Fribourgeois 1585-1985» explique: ?La grande vignette de titre indique plus que clairement le sujet du livre: L'Hercule catholique défait l'Hydre bernoise, c'est-à-dire la foi catholique emporte la victoire sur l'hérésie qui sévit dans la ville voisine depuis la Dispute de Berne de 1528. Comme il ressort de la signature appliquée dans l'image en bas à droite, cette taille-douce est une oeuvre de Pancrace Reyff (1633-1677) . Par ce travail le célèbre sculpteur fribourgeois Pancrace Reyff a introduit le baroque dans l'illustration du livre de sa ville natale? Pte galerie de vers dans la marge inf. sans toucher l?image.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Besson, Annales typographiques fribourgeoises 184 (avec erreur dans la notice de la date de Pancrace Reyff (1630- recte: 1633 -1677) ; Le Livre Fribourgeois 1585-1985; Das Freiburger Buch, p. 59 (ill. titre), p. 108, et p. 112, n° 88 (mais ne mentionne pas la gravure à deux médaillons à la p. 195); Horodisch p. 38, 52; Gérard Pfulg, Jean-François de Reyff et son atelier, p. 46-48, 162; DHBS VI/80, n° 2; Brun, Schweiz. Künstler Lex. II/620 (P. Reyff).

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        Hymnus tabaci; a poem In honour of Tabaco. Heroically Composed by Raphael Thorius: Made English by Peter Hausted Mr. of Arts Camb.

      Printed by T.N. for Humphrey Moseley., London 1651 - 73, [7], 8pp. Eighteenth-century half-russia, gilt, marbled boards. Marbled boards slightly rubbed to extremities, occasional spotting to text, else a fine copy. A handsome copy of the first English translation of Oxford-educated Flanders physician Raphael Thorius's neo-Latin hexameters dedicated to tobacco (London, 1626), translated by Cambridge-educated playwright and Anglican clergyman Peter Hausted (c.1605-1644). Best known for his provocative comedy The Rival Friends, this posthumously published translation is thought to have been made whilst Hausted was an undergraduate. Included at the end of this volume is a translation of Thorius' Cheimonopegnion, or a Winter Song, which also featured in the original 1626 Latin edition. Sabin 95621. Wing T1040. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manvale exorcistarum, ac parochorvm, hoc est tractatus de curatione, ac protectione divina

      Bergamo: Marco Antonio Rubei, 1651. FIRST EDITION. Complete with half title, woodcut initials and headpieces; lacks first blank. Early vellum with manuscript title on spine; despite occasional browning an excellent copy. Inscription on title page of St. Pervi dated 1664. First edition of this extraordinary manual on exorcism that was placed on the Index in 1727 by the Sacred Congregation. The author, a Franciscan friar and professor of theology, offers a theoretical and practical handbook to clergy in charge of dealing with cases of demoniac activities and behaviors. He first defines the nature of diabolical possession and sets the guidelines for an exorcism, citing multiple cases of demonic possession. Brognolo specialized in the process of identification and diagnosis of possessions of preternatural origin. He dedicates much of his work to the analysis of the unmistakable signs of the possession, providing detailed descriptions of the symptoms of the presence of evil, detailed formulae for the recognition of the state of demoniacal possession, for the discovery of a demon's name, for the cause of possession, and most importantly the step-by-step directions for the expulsion of demons. Brognolo also lists a variety of poor and ill-chosen techniques some exorcists use, among them slapping possessed people and beating them in cruel and ferocious means inappropriate and sinful for exorcists. He attacks priests who touched their female patients immodestly and in a manner that causes excitement. Growing anxiety concerning the moral standards of the clergy was a major part of the post-Tridentine reform of the clergy. This book enjoyed a large success thanks to the support of his Franciscan order before it was placed on the Index due to the perception that Brognolo was overly critical of the Church and its approach toward exorcism. Brognolo (1607-1677) was a theologian and member of the Franciscan order since 1625. He claimed in particular the validity of adjuring in the practice of exorcisms. Although he published other works, the bewitched and diagnosis of the possessed were the main focus of his studies. In addition to the Manuale exorcistarum, he published Alexicacon, hoc est, Opvs de maleficiis, ac morbis maleficis (Venice, 1668) on the symptoms and diagnosis of possession.

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        Høytrengende Æris-Forsvar

      1651 1651 - imod den publiceerde u-sandferdig Kiøbenhaffns Beretning anlangende Dinæ oc Walters Sag som ved u-ordentlig Proces samme stets bleff udført Anno 1651, med hosfølgende Aarsager som hafver nød oc tvungen mig underskrefven (for en tid) at begifve mig aff mit kiære Fæderneland. Uden sted: Prentet Anno 1652. [2] + 136 s. Velholdt eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt helskind med farvet titelfelt og rig rygforgyldning. * Bogen blev i følge John T. Lauridsen beslaglagt, og er derfor uhyre sjælden. B.U. Dam angiver trykkeår [Hamburg] 1662. Beretningen om Dina Vinhofers, der efter tilskyndelse af oberstløjtnant Jørgen Walter lod kong Frederik III vide, at Corfitz Ulfeldt og Leonora Christine pønsede på giftmord mod kongen. Ulfeldt anlagde sag med Dina Vinhofers, han frikendtes, og hun dømtes til døden. Da Ulfeldt var renset for anklagen, blev der rejst sag mod ham for hans embedsførelse. Denne undersøgelse unddrog han sig i 1651 ved flugt. Forsvarsskriftet er oversat til Latin af Otto Sperling. Bibl. Danica III, 1533. Ehrencron-Müller VIII,362. Thesaurus 690.

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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;

      London, printed by J. C., 1651.. 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. FIRST EDITION 1651, small 4to, approximately 175 x 130 mm, 7 x 5 inches, pages: [4], 14, [2], collation: A², B-C4, C4 is a blank, title page with decorative woodcut border, bound in later marbled boards, endpapers renewed, gilt lettered red leather label to spine. Boards slightly rubbed, title page slightly trimmed at top and bottom, not affecting printed area, 2 neat corrections and 1 word crossed out, lower margin of C3 trimmed, no loss of text. A very good copy. The author recommends industry, urges the fallowing of lands for any crop, and the use of much less seed. Aslin, Catalogue of the Printed Books on Agriculture, 1471-1840, page 58; Fussell, OLd English Farming Books, 1523-1730, page 45; McDonald, Agricultural Writers 1200-1800, pages 68-78. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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

      London, printed by J. C., 1651. 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. FIRST EDITION 1651, small 4to, approximately 175 x 130 mm, 7 x 5 inches, pages: [4], 14, [2], collation: A², B-C4, C4 is a blank, title page with decorative woodcut border, bound in later marbled boards, endpapers renewed, gilt lettered red leather label to spine. Boards slightly rubbed, title page slightly trimmed at top and bottom, not affecting printed area, 2 neat corrections and 1 word crossed out, lower margin of C3 trimmed, no loss of text. A very good copy. The author recommends industry, urges the fallowing of lands for any crop, and the use of much less seed. Aslin, Catalogue of the Printed Books on Agriculture, 1471-1840, page 58; Fussell, OLd English Farming Books, 1523-1730, page 45; McDonald, Agricultural Writers 1200-1800, pages 68-78. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Anatomia, ex Capari Bartholini Parentis Instituionibus, Omniumque Recentiorum & propriis observantionibus. Tertium ad sanguinis Circulationem reformata.

      Leiden, Franciscum Hack. 1651. - 8°. 8 n.n. Bl., 576 S., 7 (von 13) n.n. S. Index. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 1 Porträt, 6 (von 7?) gefalteten gestochenen Tafeln, 67 Textkupfern (davon 54 ganzseitig). Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Krivatsy 776 (dort nicht komplett). - Wellcome II, 103. - Erste Ausgabe des später wiederholt aufgelegten Lehrbuchs der Anatomie mit den schönen Kupferstichen. Mit dem Anhang "Epistolae duae: De motu chyli et sanguinis" von Johannes Walae» (S. 529 ff). - Einband fleckig und angeschmutzt. Der gestochene Titel angerändert und mit Randläsuren. Die gefaltete Tafel zu S. 388 mit halbseitigem Ausriss, die Tafel zu S. 522 mit Einrissen und kleinen Fehlstellen. Es fehlen 3 oder 4 Blatt des Index. Stellenweise fingerfleckig. S. 190-290 mit Wasserfleck in der oberen Ecke.

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

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

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        Leviathan, or the Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill.

      Printed for Andrew Crooke at the Green Dragon in St. Paul's Church-yard, London 1651 - llustrated, engraved title-frontispiece + TP + [i]-[ii] = The Epistle Dedicatory + [iii]-[iv] = The Contents of the Chapters + 1-396 + 4 blank leaves, folding table between pp 40-41; Small Folio. First Edition, First Printing (MacDonald & Hargreaves #42).The first printing of the first edition with the winged "head" ornament on the second title page. There are three editions with title-pages bearing 1651 imprints. The second, with a "bear" ornament, was printed outside of England (probably Amsterdam), and the third, with a triangular-type "ornament", is generally considered to date from around 1680. See MacDonald & Hargreaves, pp. 27-30 for a full accounting of these differences. ONE OF THE FOUNDATION WORKS IN THE FIELD OF POLITICAL THEORY, Leviathan details Hobbes's notion of the origin of the State as a product of human reason meeting human need - through to its destruction as a consequence of human passions. According to Hobbes, the State, as an aggregate of individual men (so well portrayed in the famous engraved title), should always be tendered the obedience of the individual (except to save his own life), as any government is in Hobbes's view, better than the natural anarchic state. Hobbes is a unique figure in the history of English political thought with his defence of absolutism - unpopular from the day it was published to the present with proponents of individual liberties - being based on expediency. "Hobbes's ideas have never appealed to proponents of the individual rights of man or to the modern totalitarians with their mystical vision of Volk, the fundamental nature of Hobbes's speculation has stimulated philosophers from Spinoza to the school of Bentham who reinstated him in his position as the most original political philosopher of his time" (PMM 138)Hobbes' most famous quote - about "the life of man" being "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short" can be found on page 62 at the bottom of the third paragraph. Printing & the Mind of Man 138. Contemporary blind-paneled calf boards beautifully rebacked with five raised bands, a gilt title and ornate gilt decorations. Engraved title-page a little browned with a small (1¼") closed and neatly repaired tear at the head of the engraved and the printed title-pages. The list of Errata found on p. [iv] has been crossed out and noted as "corrected" in a contemporary hand and all of those changes have been made to the text 48 (G3) and 7374 (K4). There is a tiny wormhole - well outside the text - at the bottom of page 205 (Dd2) and continuing until the end (at one point becoming two tiny wormholes). Some of these (most notably the final 11 leaves) have these holes unobtrusively covered over with pasted down small pieces of paper on the verso of each leaf. Overall, a charming and eminently presentable copy of this important work in Western philosophy. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gondibert: an heroick poem.

      London: printed for John Holden, and are to be sold at his shop at the sign of the Anchor in the New-Exchange 1651 - First octavo edition; [4], 64, [4], 243, [5] pp. In old full calf in period style (slightly rubbed), spine with four raised bands, gilt lettered label to second compartment, gilt lettered date direct to foot of spine, title with woodcut device, errata leaf at end, Q8 with small marginal wormtrack, early ink annotations and signature to title, some unobtrusive soiling but overall a complete and attractive example. ESTC R15933. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Corsica - Sardinia

      Amsterdam Janssonius Johannes 1651 - "Corsica - Sardinia". Copper-engraving by P. Kaerius. Published by J. Janssonius, 1648. With German heading title ("Von Corsica und Sardinia") and 2 decorative title-cartouches. 14:19,5 cm (5 1/2 x 7 3/4 inch.). Koeman III, map 7520+7530:352, ed. 352:32/33 (1648-51 German) - Maps of Corsica and Sardinia.

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        Mappe-Monde, ou Carte Generale du Monde

      Parigi 1651 - Sanson's map of the world. Unlike the earlier Dutch maps, Sanson's map focuses on the geographic and hydrographic information, the space around the double hemispheres left intentionally blank. The outline of the continents and the illustrations of interior information is very accurate for the day. For instance, this map shows all five Great Lakes, a feature shown for the first time by Sanson. However, Sanson was not immune to the cartographic myths of his day. The map shows a strange outline of a great southern continent, as well as several reflections of early knowledge of Australia, an interesting combination of old, mistaken beliefs and data from early explorations in the southern seas. Sanson also shows a large, mythical land of Jesso, El Dorado's Lake Parima in South America, and most interestingly, California depicted as an island. In Sanson's world map, made at a time when cartographers were first developing a scientific picture of the world, we can see the overlap of the old and new world views by the dominant mapmaker of his day. R. W. Shirley, "The Mapping of the world", 390 Dimensioni 540 405mm

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        Facetiae selectiores: Quibus Ob Argumenti Similitudinem Accesserunt

      Ioh. Ianssomium, Amsterdam 1651 - Full contemporary sheep, worn at the corners, hinges cracked but binding holding; a few marginal pencil marks, light foxing, small wormtrail in the gutter of the rear half of the book. 303pp with the extra engraved title.A collection of Facetiae - humorous anecdotes and stories - by the polymath Frischlin as well as more common ones by Bael and Bracciolini, among others. The final section is Henrichmann's Prognostica which was often collected with Babel. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Humour; Poetry. Inventory No: 044733. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        All'Ill.mo Senato di Bologna Camillo Sacenti Perito Publico la presente Geografia del Territorio Bolognese in testimonio della sua servitù humiliss.te dedica e dona di novo p. le mutazioni seguiti ridotta al stato presente

      Bologna 1651 - La più importante rappresentazione del territorio bolognese, data alle stampe per la prima volta, dal perito pubblico e sopraintendente alle Acque Camillo Saccenti, nel 1651. La carta, in quattro fogli che uniti insime misurano 770x990 mm, è orientata con il nord in alto, con l'orientamento fornito dalla grande rosa dei venti posta in alto a destra. Le distanze sono forniti da una triplice scala miliare in di 3000 pertiche bolognesi e ferraresi e 1800 ravennati, pari rispettivamente a mm. 73, 78 e 70. La carta comprende, oltre al territorio bolognese anche tutto il Ferrarese ed il Ravennate. Descritto molto bene anche il Polesine. Le fonti cartografiche a cui il Saccenti attinse furono le carte di Giovanni Antonio Magini e, per la parte del Polesine, al modello di Giovanni Bonifacio del 1602. La carta ebbe una prima stesura nel 1651, stampata dai torchi di Giuseppe Longhi a Bologna, e successivamente fu aggiornata e ristampata in almeno 4 edizioni prima della fine del secolo. Scrive Roberto Almagià a riguardo: "La carta generale del Bolognese è dedicata al Senato di Bologna e fu stampata per la prima volta nel 1651 a Bologna presso Gioseffo Longhi; ma di questa edizione originale io ho veduto sltanto un esemplare in mediocre stato di conservazione e mal riproducibile. La ristampa dallo stesso rame, della quale ho esaminato tre o quattro esemplari identici, reca l'aggiunta "di nuovo per le mutazioni seguite Ridotta al stato presente 1668" e poi ancora 1684, 1687. In altri esemplari la data originaria 1651 è visibilmente corretta in 1681 e sono aggiunte le date 1688 e 1689. Alla Biblioteca ariostea di Ferrara ve n'è perfino un esempalre con l'aggiunta 1761. In qualche altro esmeplare manca ogni data." Un censimento deglie esemplari descritti da Almagià è stato di recente fatto dal sig. Francesco Bonetti di Bologna. - Archivio di Stato di Venezia (esemplare 1651, Provveditori Camera dei Confini, busta 89, descritto e riprodotto in "La rappresentazione cartografica del territorio ferrarese: simbolismo e scientificità" di Angela De Vanna, pag.64); Biblioteca Ariostea di Ferrara, Fondo cartografico Crispi, esemplare 1668; Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna (due esemplari, 1687 e 1689), Archivio di Stato di Bologna, fondo Assunteria di confini ed acque, esemplare 1687; Biblioteca Archiginnasio di Bologna (Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, Raccolta piante del territorio, Cartella 1, n.4, senza data, e n.5, 1698); IGMI Istituto Geografico Militare (esemplare senza data, come quello qui descritto, censito nell'antico catalogo ragionato dell'Istituto come carta di "epoca XVIII secolo"); UCLA Library Los Angeles (esemplare 1750?); Biblioteca Nazionale di Firenze (un esemplare senza data, catalogato come presumibilmente seconda metà XVIII secolo); Libreria del Congresso Americano (Map Division, da catalogo del 1958: "1651[87]"; Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (esemplare del 1651 - Cod. Barb. Lat. 4384 - ed esemplare datato 1687 - St.geogr.I.46 BAV Collezione Thomas Ashby. Il primo citato, il secondo anche riprodotto in Almagià 1960. Magnifico esemplare di questa rara carta, privo di data. L'opera si pesenta applicata su tela, con telaio in legno, e racchiusa entro una decorativa cornice ornamentale dipinta, di stile veneziano. Minimi restauri perfettamente eseguiti, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Luciano Lago, Imago Italiae, fig. 407; Roberto Almagià, Documenti cartografici dello Stato Pontificio, 1960, pp. 27-29 Dimensioni 770 990mm

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        Magiae Naturalis, Libri viginti.

      Leiden, Verlag Peter Leppen 1651; ca 16x10 cm; (14) 670 (20) Seiten mit 12 Textholzschnitten; Pergamenteinband d. Zt. mit Rückentitel (Titelblatt aufgezogen und neu eingehängt; sonst guter Zustand)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Alchemie; Destillation; Naturwissenschaft

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