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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. 'The pourtraicture of his sacred Majesty in his solitudes and sufferings' and 'A perfect copie of prayers used by His Majestie in the time of his sufferings' have separate title pages dated 1649.With a portrait frontispiece of Charles I and a folding plate, bound in front of Eikon Basilike, signed: Guil. Marshall sculpsit, representing Charles with the crown of thorns in his right hand. Authorship of the Eikon basilike was originally attributed to Charles I, but according to Madan (pp. 125-33) it was written by John Gauden who probably included some authentic writings of the king. The imprint is false. Cf. Madan. In this issue, the "Eikon basilike" lacks the "Explanation of the embleme" and the portrait of Charles II as Prince of Wales; this issue also appeared separately. Annotation on Thomason copy: "Septem: First 1652". ESTC citation no.: R211041. Subject: Charles I,King of England, 1600-1649 - Early works to 1800. Charles I,King of England, 1600-1649. Great Britain - History - Civil War, 1642-1649 - Early works to 1800. Referenced by: Wing (2nd ed., 1994), C2073A. Thomason, E.1220[1]. Almack, E. Bibl. of the King's book, 49. Madan, F.F. New bibl. of the Eikon basilike, 62: third issue. Finely and period-sympathetically bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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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’s only other published work, whose first section contains “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...” (DSB V.397). Posthumously published and edited by the author’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’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'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's edition of Mercator'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'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'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), 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 '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 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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        Dissidentis desciscentis receptaeque Neapolis libri VI.

      1651 - 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". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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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’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). “D.P.H.M.”, 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'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'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'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'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'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'd me by the acceptance of this Elzevir Lucan. D. Garrick". Charles Pratt, first Earl of Camden (1714–94) 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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        Defensio Regia Pro Carolo I ad Serenissimum Magna Britannia. Regem Carolum II. Filium natu majorem, Heredem & Successorem legitimum BOUND WITH Defensio Secunda Pro Populo Anglicano: Contra Infamem Libellum... WITH Ioannis Miltoni Angli Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio, Contra Claudii Anonymi, Alias Salmasii, Defensionem Regiam

      Typis Du Gardianis (i.e. Louis Elzevir), London (i.e. Amsterdam), 1651. Early Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. 3 works in 2 volumes in full contemporary vellum, a bit discolored. An early continental printing of Milton's polemic defense of Cromwell's protectorate, commissioned by parliament. 283pp but lacking the 5 page index sometimes present. ESTC R40028. Along with the provoking document, Saumaise's (no printer on title page, but Elzevir, 1649) Charles II funded attack on the execution of Charles I, and the legitimacy of the protectorate and a 1654 continental printing of Milton's second defense (published in London the same year), this time provoked by Peter du Moulin's answer to his first attacks on Saumaise. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043192. .

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        Angli pro Populo Anglicano Defensio, contra Claudii Anonymi, alias Salmasii, Defensionem Regiam [bound after:] [Salmasius, Claudius] Defensio Regia pro Carolo I ad Serenissimum Magna Brittannia Regem Carolo II. Filium natu majorem, Heredem & Successorum legitimum. Sumptibus Regiis 1649. 12mo pp 444 including the title page.

      Londini: typis du Gardianis [Louis Elzevir], 1651. Full vellum, probably 19th century overlapping foredges, gilt rules and label on spine.. Internally near fine,  binding sound, the vellum retains its lustre, joints unworn and, apart from the missing lettering piece, this is a very good copy. 12mo, (70 x 128mm) pp 283, including titlepage with two shields below title: St George Cross and the Welsh harp. Latin text. Speckled edges. Provenance: the Minto Library bookplate with title and shelfmark in manuscript loosely inserted. The volume contains both Salmasius' pro Charles II work and Milton's populist reply. Claudius Salmasius (Cluade Saumaise) (1588-1633) was a professor at Leyden. He was persuaded by Charles II to write the Defensio Regia pro Carolo I in defense of his succession to the throne of England. Milton in his official capacity as Latin secretary to the Council of State wrote the Populo Anglicano Defensio as a reply. ESTC citation number R31234.

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        Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio Contra Claudii Anonymi, alias Salmasii, Defensio Regiam

      London: Typis Du Gardianis. 1651. First Edition, Third Printing. Hardcover. Recently rebound in quarter calf over marbled paper boards with gilt titles on spine, new endpapers, two stamps of the Inner Temple Library on title page and old bookplate to verso, one or two pages with library stamp in upper margin not affecting text and library stamp on final blank, leaves toward rear with slight dampstaining to lower outer corners not affecting text. This is the third issue (Shawcross 100) of Milton's reply to Salmasius who had written a defence of absolute monarchy and the Divine Right of Kings. Salmasius was a leading European scholar and humanist and his defence had been published by the exiled Charles II. So when Milton's reply was published it brought him recognition not just within the Commonwealth but across Europe. , 4to , xxii + 206 pp .

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

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        LES METAMORPHOSES D'OVIDE Traduites en Prose Francoise, et de nouveau soigneusement reveues, corrigees en infinis endroits, et enrichies de figures a chacune Fable. Avec XV. DISCOURS Contenansl'Explication Morale et Historique

      Paris, Augustin Courbe, 1651,. De Plus Outre le Jugement de Paris, augmentees de la Metamorphose des Abeilles, traduite de Virgile, de quelques Epistres d'Ovide, et autres divers traitez. 1651, folio, 380 x 260 mm, 15 x 10¼ inches, engraved architectural allegorical title page by D. Rabel, portrait plate of Ovid facing Elegie pour Ovide engraved by J. Boulanger after F. Chauveau, numerous very attractive engraved pictorial head- and tailpieces and historiated initials, 136 splendid engravings in the text of the Metamorphoses image size approximately 115 x 140 mm, 4½ x 5½ inches, large engraved printer's device on separate dated title pages to Le Jugement de Paris and XV Discours, large engraving for the Jugement on blank verso Pppii, an engraving in the text for Les Abeilles, 2 parts in 1 volume, pages: [16], 466, [12]; 167, (9), 169-213, [1], 3 leaves missing before the final leaf (pages 207-212 of Roland Furieux). Bound in full modern calf with decorative blind borders to covers, raised bands and blind rules to spine, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Engraved title page trimmed at top just shaving image, small chip to fore-edge margin with old paper repair, some light staining to pi4 and reverse of portrait of Ovid with slight show-through on recto, large lower corner torn off Bii and Biii repaired long ago with very slight loss of legibility and affecting the corner of 1 text engraving, small neat repair to upper margin of Riii, light spotting and faint marks to many pages, occasional pale marginal damp stains, large pale damp stains to last 8 leaves. A very good copy (lacking 3 leaves as noted). A very heavy book and will require extra shipping costs. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Exercitationes de Generatione Animalium. Quibus accedent qu¾dam de Partu: de Membranis ac humoribus Uteri: & de Conceptione. Autore Guilielmo Harveo Anglo, in Collegio Medicorum Londinensium Anatomes & Chirurgi¾ Professore

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

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        bey ihrem Abzuge aus der Stadt Bremen, den 15.

      Julij, Anno 1651. hinterlassenen Remonstration [...] zusampt Angehefftetem vonwegen domahligen hoch-fürstl. durchl. als ErtzBischoffen, numehr Königl. Mayest. in Dennemarck, bey offentlicher Reichs Versamblung zu Regenspurg in Anno 1641. an Anwesende [...] übergebenen Schreiben. Und eines fürnehmen JCti rechtlichen Bedencken in zehen Considerationes abgetheilet, über das von der Stadt Bremen so hoch gerümbtes, wie sie es nennen, Käyserlisches den 1. Junij, Anno 1646. ausgebrachtes Declaratorium. Betreffend der Stadt Bremen de facto und gantz ärgerlicher weise, wider des Heiligen Römischen Reichs FundamentalGesetze, die kundbahre Notorietät, selbst errichtete Verträge, eigene Confessiones und besser Wissen und Gewissen sich die letzte Jahre arrogirtes Reichs-Städtlisches Praedicat. Utan ort, 1652. 4:o. (2),+ 45, 56-241 s. Enstaka små- och lagerfläckar. Tagen ur band med senare pappersryggremsa. Pappersklämma fäst på första bladet. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. VD17 12:637846A. Klemming, Sveriges förhållanden, s. 105. Freytag 5819. Warmholtz 8306. Variant med något tätare sättning av titelbladet. Av hävd åtnjöt staden Bremen nästan full självständighet gentemot det omgivande ärkestiftet som den formellt tillhörde. När det stod klart att området i Westfaliska freden skulle komma att tillfalla Sverige fruktade man naturligt nog att detta självbestämmande inte skulle komma att respekteras av svenskarna. Man utverkade då ett frihetsbrev av kejsaren, 1646, i vilket Bremens ställning som fri stad formaliserades. Detta senkomna dokument (som lär ska ha kostat Bremens borgerskap en ansenlig summa) erkändes dock inte av Sverige. Frågan kom att leda till två väpnade konflikter mellan Bremen och Sverige (första och andra Bremiska krigen 1654 respektive 1666) vilka båda ledde till kompromisser till Sveriges fördel, men där Bremens självständighet trots allt bestod

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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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        Defensio Regia Pro Carolo I ad Serenissimum Magna Britannia. Regem Carolum II. Filium natu majorem, Heredem & Successorem legitimum BOUND WITH Defensio Secunda Pro Populo Anglicano: Contra Infamem Libellum... WITH Ioannis Miltoni Angli Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio, Contra Claudii Anonymi, Alias Salmasii, Defensionem Regiam

      Typis Du Gardianis (i.e. Louis Elzevir), London (i.e. Amsterdam), 1651. Early Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. 3 works in 2 volumes in full contemporary vellum, a bit discolored. An early continental printing of Milton's polemic defense of Cromwell's protectorate, commissioned by parliament. 283pp but lacking the 5 page index sometimes present. ESTC R40028. Along with the provoking document, Saumaise's (no printer on title page, but Elzevir, 1649) Charles II funded attack on the execution of Charles I, and the legitimacy of the protectorate and a 1654 continental printing of Milton's second defense (published in London the same year), this time provoked by Peter du Moulin's answer to his first attacks on Saumaise. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043192. .

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

      London, Printed for Andrew Crooke, at the Green Dragon. 1651. Small folio. Later (19th century) Half calf with five raised bands, blindstamped ornamentations, and gilt leather title-label to spine. Part of title-label missing. Front hinge a bit weak (binding w´still tight) and some wear to capitals and a bit of wear to corners. Title-page mounted, remains of wax seals to verso. First five leaves with very small restorations to lower corners, far from affecting text and final seven leaves reapared to outer margin, far from affecting text. Last leaves with some damp staining. A bit of brownspotting throughout, but mostly marginal. Fully complete, with both the engraved frontispiece and the folded table opposite p. 40 (this in much better condition than can be expected. A small hole in the folding, but otherwise very fine and unrestored) (8), 396 pp.. First edition, first issue (winged head in woodcut device). Quite simply the most important work of philosophy produced in the English language and undoubtedly one of the most impressive performances by any writer of the English language, Thomas Hobbes' magnus opus is one of the finest achievements of the modern mind. It has shaped political modernity in a way that only a few other texts have, both in the way it has been understood and the way in which it has been misunderstood.Hobbes published the Leviathan in 1651. It builds on and extends his earlier works "Elements of Law" (1640) and "De Cive" (1642) in which he had attempted to establish the foundations for a civil science, a science of political life. Hobbes' intention is to show that man must subject himself to a sovereign power, a power greater than any other power known to man, save God. The emphasis on the fearsome might of the commonwealth has saddled Hobbes with a reputation for being a prophet of the totalitarian state. A conception to which the famous, or rather infamous, frontispiece of the work would seem to lend credence. This interpretation is certainly not without textual basis, but over the last twenty years, scholarship has corrected the image of Hobbes as a totalitarian thinker, showing that the power of the Leviathan is premised on his respect for the natural rights of the subjects, moving him closer to the concerns which liberalism shall take up (Luc Foisneau, Hobbes et la toute-puissance de Dieu, 2000; Richard Tuck (ed.), Hobbes. Leviathan, introduction; an early indication in Leo Strauss, The Political Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes, 1936).Even if it had not been so spectacularly successful, the Leviathan would have deserved a place among the most important works of political thought. It is in this treatise that the concept of representation is introduced which has since then been a pivotal element in constitutional order, being the conduit through which the sphere of political life is reflected in the constitution. In this respect, the Leviathan constitutes a significant advance over Hobbes' earlier forays into political theory where he could not liberate himself from the corporatist categories of Romanist and medieval law. The idea that we authorize those who govern us and that we are committed to obey precisely because we do so is so simple and yet so powerful, in part because of the intricate way in which Hobbes manages to drive a wedge between the origin and the exercise of sovereign power. This distinction became pivotal in the development of the enlightened monarchies of Europe that held to the idea that the people was the source of power, but that the exercise of power lay with the king, their appointed representative.For centuries, it has been widely believed that Hobbes looked to the natural sciences for inspiration and that his civil science grew out of the application of the principles of Euclidian geometry to the interaction of men. This interpretation has some foundation in the text, but recent scholarship has suggested that Hobbes is engaging in a retrospective reinterpretation of his own work and that the intellectual foundations of Hobbes' political philosophy had been laid through long years of humanist studies. This re-appraisal of Hobbes' intellectual biography has led to a renewed interest in the fourth part of Hobbes' Leviathan, which has long been neglected, in which he treats of the so-called Kingdom of Darkness, the conceptions of civil order which arise through the misguided or even misleading interpretation of Scripture.The discovery of the importance of the theological dimension of Hobbes' thought has only added another reason to immerse oneself in the study of this great text which has shaped modernity, political, social and religious, in so many ways

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        Il Fidalmo del dottore.

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

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        GONDIBERT: An Heroick Poem

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

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        Principes de la philosophie. Escrits en Latin par René Descartes, et Traduits en François par un de ses Amis

      Chez Henry le Gras et Edme pepingu?A Paris: Chez Henry le Gras et Edme pepingué, 1651. relié. In 4 (15,5x20cm). Nouvelle édition de cette première traduction française par l'abbé Claude PIcot, qui parut pour la première fois en 1647. Illustrée dun frontispice avec encadrement de feuillages (ne se trouvant pas dans l'édition de 1647) et de 20 planches en fin de volume de physique. L'édition latine a été éditée par Elzevier en 1644. Plein Parchemin d'époque. Dos lisse avec titre et date à la plume. Tâches brunes sur le velin. Une mouillure jaune en marge haute sur les derniers feuillets. Manque pages de gardes contrecollées sur le parchemin. Un manque sur le plat inférieur. C'est en 1644 que Descartes écrivit en latin les Principa Philosophiae, avec le soucis de clarifier et de donner un base saine et rigoureuse à la philosophie, d'en ériger les fondements inébranlables. Le premier postulat de la recherche philosophique, c'est la raison, et sa méthode : la déduction. Le projet cartésien est un projet de science universelle, et non pas seulement philosophique. Les Principia font suite au Discours de la méthode (1636) et aux Méditations pétaphysiques (1641). L'ambition de l'ouvrage est prodigieux, Descartes veut fournir une nouvelle métaphysique reposant sur le cogito, qui engendre une nouvelle classification des connaissances et une morale neuve, réflexion, qui par la révolution qu'elle opère, donnera naissance au siècle des Lumières. - Chez Henry le Gras et Edme pepingué, A Paris _1651, In 4 (15,5x20cm), (58) 486pp. (1) 20pl., Un Vol. relié. - Un Vol. relié

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

      Edinburgh: Humphrey Moseley, [1651] 1652 & 1653.. First Edition thus. Tooled brown leather cover with red/gilt title panel. VG - in Very Good condition. Careful modern restoration using original boards and spine as pattern. Occasional foxing or marks within. Closed tear second page 81 (no loss). Top edge cropped, not impinging. 219pp.; 224pp :: 145mm x 85mm (6" x 3") :: With separate title pages for Paradoxes and Ignatius, half-title for Essayes

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        Synopsis causarum criminalium, juxta seriem X.

      praeceptorum decalogi disposita. Göteborg, Amundus Grefwe, 1651. 12:o. (24),+ 203,+ (1) s. Enstaka småfläckar, bl.a. på titelbladet, och rikligt med samtida understrykningar. Sammanbunden med: KLOOT, Claudius. Processus criminalis, ad jus & forum svecicum potissimum aptatus. Cum materiâ mitigationis & remissionis Poenarum. Göteborg, Amund N. Grefwe, 1651. 12:o. (4),+ 162,+ (2) s. Saknar två dedikationsblad. Samtida pergamentband. med handtextad titel på ryggen. Med gammal nummeretikett "552" och bortklippt namnteckning på försättsbladet. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Collijn sp. 459. Engström s. 89. Almqvist s. 24. Första upplagorna av Kloots båda verk inom straff- och kriminalrätten. Det första verket, som är det första försöket i Sverige att åstadkomma en vetenskapliga framställning av straffsystemet, är utgivet med företal av Johannes Loccenius. Det andra verket är ett första försök till systematisering av den svenska kriminalprocessen. Båda verken utkom på nytt 1676 i samlingsvolymen "Synopsis rerum criminalium". Samma år, 1676, utgav Kloot även en bok om den svenska privaträtten, "Then swenska lagfarenheetz spegel". Claudius Kloot (ca. 1612-90) föddes i Arboga och studerade i Uppsala. Han var rådman i Göteborg åren 1647-55, då han avsattes p.g.a. sedlighetsbrott (hans kvinnliga medbrottsling dömdes till döden för barnamord och avrättades). Från 1660 återkommer han som borgmästare i Vänersborg

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        bey ihrem Abzuge aus der Stadt Bremen, den 15.

      Julij, Anno 1651. hinterlassenen Remonstration [...] zusampt Angehefftetem vonwegen domahligen hoch-fürstl. durchl. als ErtzBischoffen, numehr Königl. Mayest. in Dennemarck, bey offentlicher Reichs Versamblung zu Regenspurg in Anno 1641. an Anwesende [...] übergebenen Schreiben. Und eines fürnehmen JCti rechtlichen Bedencken in zehen Considerationes abgetheilet, über das von der Stadt Bremen so hoch gerümbtes, wie sie es nennen, Käyserlisches den 1. Junij, Anno 1646. ausgebrachtes Declaratorium. Betreffend der Stadt Bremen de facto und gantz ärgerlicher weise, wider des Heiligen Römischen Reichs FundamentalGesetze, die kundbahre Notorietät, selbst errichtete Verträge, eigene Confessiones und besser Wissen und Gewissen sich die letzte Jahre arrogirtes Reichs-Städtlisches Praedicat. Utan ort, 1652. 4:o. (2),+ 45, 56-241 s. Äldre understrykningar och marginalnoteringar i bläck. Fläckar på s. 155-56. Hfrbd från slutet av 1800-talet, guldornerad rygg med röd titeletikett och upphöjda bind, alrotsmarmorerade pärmpapper. Ur Gustaf Holdo Stråles bibliotek, med hans exlibris, och ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. VD17 23:239747C. Klemming, Sveriges förhållanden, s. 105. Freytag 5819. Warmholtz 8306. Av hävd åtnjöt staden Bremen nästan full självständighet gentemot det omgivande ärkestiftet som den formellt tillhörde. När det stod klart att området i Westfaliska freden skulle komma att tillfalla Sverige fruktade man naturligt nog att detta självbestämmande inte skulle komma att respekteras av svenskarna. Man utverkade då ett frihetsbrev av kejsaren, 1646, i vilket Bremens ställning som fri stad formaliserades. Detta senkomna dokument (som lär ska ha kostat Bremens borgerskap en ansenlig summa) erkändes dock inte av Sverige. Frågan kom att leda till två väpnade konflikter mellan Bremen och Sverige (första och andra Bremiska krigen 1654 respektive 1666) vilka båda ledde till kompromisser till Sveriges fördel, men där Bremens självständighet trots allt bestod. Disponenten vid Rörstrands porslinsfabrik m.m. Gustaf Holdo Stråles (1826-96) stora boksamling såldes till stor del redan 1876 efter tryckt förteckning. Nya försäljningar ägde sedan rum senare samma år, liksom 1887 och 1888. Före sin död sålde han även en samling underhand till K. A. Wallenberg, men trots detta räckte böckerna till ytterligare en auktion på hans efterlämnade boksamling 1897

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        IL PETRARCA, di nuovo ristampato, & diligentemente corretto. Con argomenti di Pietro Petracci., Venetia, Appresso Li Guerrigli, 1651

      cm, 5,5 x cm. 10,7, rilegatura piena pelle coeva (sapienti restauri al dorso), bs. ,pp. 347, 13. Frontespizio tipografico preceduto da frontespizio calcografico, con ritratti di Petarrca e Laura, affontati al di sopra della veduta di Arqua (firmato da "Jac.Picini f." (GIACOMO PECINI circa 1617-1669). Contiene anche alle c. A4r-A10v "Vita e costumi del poeta" a cura di ALESSANDRO VELLUTELLO (n. 1473) e, da c.09r "Capitolo di m. Francesco Petrarca e altre poesie". Graziosa edizione assai rara (risulta presente in sole due biblioteche italiane) Bibliografia : K. Ley, Diue Drucke von Petrautas "Rima", Hildesheim 2002 - posizione 0397 pagina 341)

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        Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio Contra Claudii Anonymi, alias Salmasii, Defensio Regiam

      London: Typis Du Gardianis. 1651. First Edition, Third Printing. Hardcover. Recently rebound in quarter calf over marbled paper boards with gilt titles on spine, new endpapers, two stamps of the Inner Temple Library on title page and old bookplate to verso, one or two pages with library stamp in upper margin not affecting text and library stamp on final blank, leaves toward rear with slight dampstaining to lower outer corners not affecting text. This is the third issue (Shawcross 100) of Milton's reply to Salmasius who had written a defence of absolute monarchy and the Divine Right of Kings. Salmasius was a leading European scholar and humanist and his defence had been published by the exiled Charles II. So when Milton's reply was published it brought him recognition not just within the Commonwealth but across Europe. , 4to , xxii + 206 pp .

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        Trattato della Pittura di Lionardo da Vinci. Novamente dato in luce, con la vita dell'istelsso autore, scritta da Rafaelle du Fresne

      Added engraved title, fine large engraved vignette on title, fine full-page engraved port. of Alberti, numerous engraved illus. in the text, & many engraved initials, head-, & tail-pieces. 10 p.l. (incl. added engraved title), 112 pp., [8] leaves (incl. a plate & a blank leaf); 8 p.l. (incl. the port. of Alberti), 62 pp. Two parts in one vol. Folio, early 18th-cent. mottled calf (very careful repairs to spine & corners), double gilt fillet round sides, spine richly gilt. Paris: G. Langlois, 1651. First edition and a lovely copy from the Macclesfield library; this book had a great influence on French and Western art history. Our Italian edition is considered preferable as it contains the Della Pittura and Della Statua of Leon Battista Alberti (the French edition of the same year does not). Leonardo's treatise on painting was brought together from many notes by his pupil Francesco Melzi. A manuscript copy made for Fréart de Chanteloup and illustrated by Nicolas Poussin, formed the basis for this edition. "The first edition of the Trattato della pittura was designed to represent Leonardo monumentally. The format of the book is large, the typography elaborate."-Steinitz, Leonardo da Vinci's Trattato della Pittura...A Bibliography, pp. 145-50 & Belt 1. The book was edited by Raphael Trichet du Fresne (1611-61), numismatist and art historian. He was corrector of the press at the Imprimerie Royale and later librarian to Queen Christina of Sweden, succeeding Naudé in the post. Trichet was himself one of the great bibliophiles and collectors of the 17th century. Following the biography of Leonardo in the preliminary leaves of the first part is three-page list of 35 arts books; this is the first bibliography exclusively devoted to art. Again, in the second part, following the biography of Alberti is the earliest bibliography of his writings. It is divided into several sections: printed works in Latin, writings which remain in manuscript, and editions translated into Italian. Of the fifty diagrams and illustrations in the text, thirty-five pertain to Leonardo's work and fifteen to Alberti's treatise. Fine, fresh, and large copy. Signature of "Leonorius Aubry 1663" on front paste-down endpaper. ❧ Cicognara 232. .

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        Dithmarsiae Tabula Anno 1559. Dithmarsiae Tabula Anno 1651. 2 altkolor. Kupferstichkarten auf 1 Blatt von Peters nach Mejer bei Blaeuw. Amsterdam, 1662. 40,5 x 60,5 cm.

      Mit 2 Titel, 2 Textkartuschen und 2 Insetillustrationen.- Schönes, zartes Kolorit mit goldgehöhten Städten.

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        Sylva Sylvarum: Or A Natural History. In Ten Centuries

      London: William Lee, 1651. Handsomely rebound in full leather with decorative tooling to boards; raised bands & tooling to spine; gilt lettering to spine; modern endpages. Pages show usual darkening & soiling, some waterstaining. Outer page edges darkened & soiled. Overall a lovely copy.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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

      Edinburgh: Humphrey Moseley. VG - in Very Good condition. Careful modern restoration using original boards and spine as pattern. Occasional foxing or marks within. Closed tear second page 81 (no loss). Top edge cropped, not impinging. [1651] 1652 & 1653. First Edition thus. Tooled brown leather cover with red/gilt title panel. 219pp.; 224pp :: 145mm x 85mm (6" x 3") :: With separate title pages for Paradoxes and Ignatius, half-title for Essayes .

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        Comedies, Tragi-Comedies, With other Poems by Mr. William Cartwright late Student of Christ-Church in Oxford and Proctor of the University. The Ayres and Songs set by Mr. Henry Lawes Servant to His late Majesty in His Publick and Private Musick. -nec Ignes, Nec potuit Ferrum,-

      Printed: 1651. 1611-1643 Octavo, 6.5 x 4.25 inches. First edition. [Portrait]1, [a]-b8, *14 , *8, Ù4, **8, ***14, *10, a-e8, f4, g-k8, A-T8, U3, U8, X2, with leaf *11 in cancelled state as usual and showing the original stub. Leaves **7 and U1-3 appear to be in uncancelled state with no evidence of stubs, otherwise this collation matches that described by Evans. This copy is bound in modern butterscotch calf with a gilt spine, in period style. Cartwright enjoyed a considerable success among his contemporaries but posterity has been less kind and his work is only known to students of seventeenth century literature. He was educated at Westminster School and went up to Christ Church, Oxford, in 1628; he spent the rest of his short life there. He wrote four plays, intended for academic performance: The Ordinary or The City Cozener (1634) shows clearly the influence of Ben Jonson; The Lady Errant, The Royall Slave, and The Siege or Love's Convert were published in 1651. The Royall Slave, with designs by Inigo Jones and music by Henry Lawes, was acted for King Charles I and Henrietta Maria at Oxford in 1636 and proved a great success. Cartwright took holy orders in 1638 and wrote no more plays but he became a celebrated preacher; in 1642 he became reader in metaphysics to the university. A Royalist, Cartwright preached at Oxford before the king after the Battle of Edgehill. The edition of his works published in 1651 contained 51 commendatory verses by writers of the day, including Izaak Walton and Henry Vaughan. The Plays and Poems of William Cartwright were collected and edited by G. Blakemore Evans and published in 1951. (Stapleton) This work also includes the first poem by Katherine Phillips to be printed (DNB). Cartwright was well liked, and many of his wide circle of friends contributed to the verses occupying the first 100 pages or so; Dr. John Fell, Jasper Mayne, Henry Vaughan the Silurist, Alexander Brome, Izaak Walton, Francis Vaughan, Thomas Vaughan, Henry Lawes, Sir John Birkenhead, James Howell and many others.

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        ALMAGESTUM NOVUM:

      Bononiae (Bologna), Haeredis Victorii Benatii, 1651.. astronomiam veterem nouamque complectens obseruationibus aliorum, et propriis nouisque theorematibus, problematibus ac tabulis promotam... FIRST EDITION, 1651, Bononiae (Bologna), Haeredis Victorii Benatii, 1651. Part II only of the 2 Parts of Volume I, Books 8, 9 & 10. 8. comets and novae ("new stars"); 9. the structure of the universe?the heliocentric and geocentric theories, etc.; 10. calculations related to astronomy. Volume I was all that was published, Riccioli envisioned that the New Almagest would have three volumes, but only the first (with its 1500 pages split into two parts) was completed. Folio, 370 x 240 mm, 14½ x 9½ inches, Latin text, LACKS ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE, half title page is present with large engraved ecclesiastical armorial vignette, some woodcut head- and tailpieces and decorated initials, numerous diagrams and a few woodcut illustrations in the text, pages: (4), xviii, 9-675 plus (1) - errata and colophon with printer's engraved device, LACKING PAGES 1-8 i.e. signature A, bound in full contemporary vellum, author's name hand lettered to spine. Vellum rubbed and discoloured, spine darkened, small nick to upper and lower hinges, corners slightly worn, small patch of wear to fore-edge of upper cover, name on front pastedown, some worming to pastedown and endpaper, worming to lower margins starts on page 250 and continues to page 540, not affecting text, a few of the larger worm tracks neatly repaired, a few pages lightly browned, occasional small pale stain, pale brown stain in top inner margins affects 60 pages, some light brown spotting to final page and small closed margin tear to final page with old paper repair. Binding tight and firm. A good copy of Part II of a very scarce important astronomical work (lacking frontispiece and 8 pages of text, (4 leaves) as mentioned). Riccioli was an Italian Jesuit astronomer (1598-1671). He entered the Society of Jesus in 1614. After teaching philosophy and theology for a number of years, chiefly at Parma and Bologna, he devoted himself, at the request of his superiors, entirely to the study of astronomy, which at that time, owing to the discoveries of Kepler and the new theories of Copernicus, was a subject of much discussion. Realizing the many defects of the traditional astronomy inherited from the ancients, he conceived the bold idea of undertaking a reconstruction of the science with a view to bringing it into harmony with contemporary progress. This led to the Almagestum Novum, considered by many the most important literary work of the Jesuits during the seventeenth century. It is in this work that the system of naming craters and mountains on the Moon after famous astronomers was introduced. Although the work is not Copernican ? Riccioli presents no less than 77 arguments against Copernicus ? it is not, despite the title, Ptolemaic either. Riccioli was a follower of Tycho Brahe, naming the largest lunar crater after him. As an observational astronomer he found that Mizar was a double star. He was also a skilled and patient experimenter who attempted to work out the acceleration due to gravity. See: Fabrizio Govi, I Classici Che Hanno Fatto L'Italia, page 179, number 194; Sotheby's Earls of Macclesfield Catalogue, Part VI Science No. 1741. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy book which may require extra postage.

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        Letters to Severall Persons of Honour: Written by John Donne, Sometime Deane of St Pauls London. Published by John Donne Dr. of the Civill Law

      Printed: 1651. 1573-1631 Quarto, 7 x 5.2 inches. First edition. A-Z4, Aa-Ss4. Lacking the blanks A1 and Ss4. This copy lacks the portrait of Donne. This copy is bound in full contemporary polished calf boards with gilt-tooled edges; the binding has been rebacked and bears an early label. The edges of the leaves are speckled red. The spine leather is chipped and worn, with cracks developing down the center of the spine and at the joints. The volume would benefit from rebinding. The contents, on the other hand, are clean and tight, the paper generally in excellent condition. Notwithstanding the missing portrait, this is a very good copy. From the Damgard-Nielsen collection of John Donne, with his small bookplate inside the front board and his signature on the front free end leaf. This copy is bound in seventeenth century sheep. Published posthumously by the poet's son, John Donne (1604-1662), this collection contains 129 letters, written between December 1600 (a year before Donne's marriage to Anne More) and March 1631 (two months before his death). "'In no other kind of conveyance,' Donne once told Goodyer, 'can we find so perfect a Character of a man as in his Letters'. These letters provide valuable information about Donne's situation and frame of mind at the time of the poems that many readers consider his greatest achievements -the 'Anniversaries', the 'Holy Sonnets', many of the verse letters and 'A Litanie'. Moreover, the letters provide an even fuller account of the periods of intense mental and physical duress during the composition of Donne's equally important prose works -'Biathanatos', 'Pseudo-Martyr', his polemical support of the Oath of Allegiance, 'Devotions' and many of his sermons. "An even more impressive (and constant) feature conveyed by the letters is the picture of Donne the family man. Here we see the loving husband who bemoans that he has transplanted his wife Anne 'into a wretched fortune' and who reflects at the time of one of her illnesses that he 'should hardly have abstained from recompensing for her company in this world, with accompanying out of it.' [.] Here also are those brief personal touches that one would expect from 'conveyors of friendship' -glimpses of his nervousness at being commanded to preach before King Charles I for the first time, that he has neither the 'ambition, nor design upon the style' to pursue the law as his 'best entertainment', of his preference for life in the city and, as always, his delight in self-criticism: 'I may die yet, if talking idly be an ill sign.'"(M. Thomas Hester) "Like his poems, Donne's letters paint the brilliant and insolent young man; the erudite and witty, but troubled and melancholy, suitor for court favour and office; the ascetic and fervent saint and preacher. And this is their chief interest. For some time, Donne held the position, almost, of the English épistolier, collections of the "choicest conceits" being made, in commonplace books, from his letters as well as his poems. But they were not well fitted to teach, like Balzac's, the beauty of a balanced and orderly prose, though they far surpass the latter in wit, wisdom and erudition. Their chief interest is the man whom they reveal, the characteristically renascence "melancholy temperament," now deep in despondence and meditating on the problem of suicide, now, in his own words, kindling squibs about himself and flying into sportfulness; elaborating erudite compliments, or talking to Goodere with the utmost simplicity and good feeling; worldly and time-serving, noble and devout-all these things, and all with equal sincerity." (Cambridge History of English and American Literature, Vol IV, Ch. 11.)

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

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

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