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         Dod, Or Chatan Dod, Or Chathan = The Beloved; Or, The Bridegroom Going Forth For His Bride. And Looking Out For His Japhejaphitha

      Printed For R.Ibbitson 1653 - His Faire One, Or, His Church, Adorned With Double Beauty And Excellency. Viz. Spirit And Truth In These Latter Dayes. Wherein You Have His Appearance Out Of His Chambers, Which Have Hid Him For Many Ages Past, Who Now Comes Forth In Power And Great Glory, Like The Sun, Ab Ardore [Hebrew] & Calore [Hebrew] In His Glistening Ascension Towards Noon. Or Else More Properly. The First Part Of Iren. Evangel Or Church Discipline In The Theory. Of The Matter, Form, End, Object, Rule, Ruler, Extent' Foundation, And Privileges Of A True Church Of Christ, According To Gospel-Institution, And Different From All Of False Constitution. Declaring What Is To Be Done Before Beleevers Embodying Together, And In Order To It, How It Is Christs Own Work, Who Is Both The Author And Finisher Of Our Faith. Shewing His Orient Apprroach Which Makes The Churches Look In These Dayes Like The Morning [Hebrew] Faire As The Moon, Clear As The Sun, And Terrible As An Army With Banners, Cant.6.10'' London : Printed For R.Ibbitson;  Quarto (7.50¿¿ tall x 6.00¿¿ wide x 1.50'' thick). ESTC 006129300.  Collates complete as per ESTC pagination. [2], 86, 88-106, [2], 412, 12, 413-500, 461-564, [32]p. A very good solid copy in the main. Minor marks, blemishes or light wear commensurate with age. One leaf with lower marginal wear. Light browning intermittently else a very good, solid and mainly clean copy. A number of additional printed title pages to the various parts. A scarce volume. Wing R1807. Bound in modern full tan calf binding. Raised bands. Very lightly rubbed else a nice solid and rather attractive binding. Gilt lettering to the spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         IZAAK WALTON A NEW BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1653 - 1987.

      New York, James Cummins, 1989. A SPECIAL AD HOMINEM LIMITED DELUXE EDITION OF 5 COPIES ONLY. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY IN INK FROM THE AUTHOR TO THE PRINTER WITH CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE AUTHOR, PUBLISHER AND PRINTER REGARDING THE PUBLISHING DETAILS OF THE BOOK. AN ORIGINAL LEAF (155) FROM THE FIRST EDITION OF WALTON'S COMPLETE ANGLER, 1653, TIPPED IN AT FRONT. Thick 4to, approximately 260 x 180 mm, 10½ x 7 inches, 26 illustrattions, 8 in colour, including frontispiece of Walton's House, pages: xix, [1], [1]-434, [4], printed on Zerkall Butten paper, bound in full publisher's vellum, printed and bound by Smith Settle, Otley, West Yorkshire, England, gilt top edge, other edges uncut, marbled endpapers, housed in drop down gilt lettered red buckram box, a Fine copy. 9 signed letters by author to Ken (printer), some with corrections, 1 on his fishing note paper and a few from James Cummins and replies from Ken, in neat paper folder. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Psalterium davidis.

      Joh et Dan Elsevirios 1653 - Lugduni, Joh et Dan Elsevirios, 1653 Petit in-12 (12cm x 7cm) de [2]ff., 382pp. & [3]ff. Page de titre gravée. Exemplaire entièrement réglé. Plein maroquin havane, dos à nerfs soulignés de filets à froid, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, roulette dorée sur les coiffes et les coupes, tranches dorées sur marbrures, contreplats doublés de maroquin rouge, filets pointillés et roulette dorés en encadrement de la doublure. (Reliure d'époque) Bel exemplaire, quelques taches foncées sur les plats, reliure en très bonne condition par ailleurs; bon état intérieur, papier bruni. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         ANTHROPOMETAMORPHOSIS: MAN TRANSFORM'D : OR, THE ARTIFICIALL CHANGLING HISTORICALLY PRESENTED IN THE MAD AND CRUELL GALLANTRY, FOOLISH BRAVERY, RIDICULOUS BEAUTY, FILTHY FINENESSE, AND LOATHSOME LOVELINESS OF MOST NATIONS, FASHIONING AND ALTERING THEIR BODIES FROM THE MOLD INTENDED BY NATURE; WITH FIGURES OF THOSE TRANSFIGURATIONS. TO WHICH ARTIFICIALL AND AFFECTED DEFORMATIONS ARE ADDED, ALL THE NATIVE AND NATIONALL MONSTROSITIES THAT HAVE APPEARED TO DISFIGURE THE HUMANE FABRICK. WITH A VINDICATION OF THE REGULAR BEAUTY AND HONESTY OF NATURE. AND AN APPENDIX OF THE PEDIGREE OF THE ENGLISH GALLANT

      William Hunt, London 1653 - Quarto (5-1/2" x 7-1/4") bound in early calf with a recent calf spine; [50 (of 52)], 559, [31] pages. Lacks the frontispiece, as in the Wing copy (B5461), leaf A1 (The Intent of the Frontispiece), and the portrait. The Table leaf is bound with the extra leaf containing 3 woodcuts between S2 and S3. Illustrated with 174 woodcuts in the text. Pforzheimer 115: "The subject and abundant illustrations of this volume make it a desideratum in any collection of curiosa, for it describes and illustrates every conceivable alteration of the human body by man's design or by nature and is of equal interest to the anthropologist and the student of human credulity"; Welcome I, 270. Considered to be THE EARLIEST BOOK ON THE ART OF THE TATTOO AND OTHER FORMS OF BODY MUTILATION. It is a combination of fiction and fact, ancient and modern, brought back to England by early world travelers. The First Edition of 1650 was smaller (a duodecimo) and not illustrated. Very Good copy of a most interesting title [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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         La commare dell Scipione Mercurio. Kindermutter oder Hebammen Buch: Worinnen von dem wunderbaren Werck der Empfängnuss und Geburth eines Menschen. . . Aus dem Italienischen übersetzt von Gottfriedt Welsch.

      Leipzig: Tim. Ritzsch, 1653. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 4to (193 x 158 mm). [30], 836 (i.e. 828) pp., additional engraved title and 23 engraved plates. Contemporary full vellum (soiled, lower boards with torn vellum repaired). Internally browned throughout, occasional minor spotting and soiling, leaves Kk2-3 and plate V cut somewhat smaller and may have been supplied. Overall still very good copy. Collated complete. ----VD17 23:281358B; Krivatsy/NLM 7815; Garrison-Morton 6144 and Heirs of Hippocrates 234 (both Italian ed). SECOND GERMAN EDITION. "One of the earliest works on obstetrics to be published in Italy. It maintained an authoritative position in Italy and Germany for more than one hundred and twenty-five years, and Mercurio's writings remain as the outstanding contribution to Italian obstetrics during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries" (Heirs of Hippocrates 234). "It is a work of importance for the study of the history of Caesarean section; in it Mercurio advocated the Caesarean operation in cases of contracted pelvis." (Garrison-M. 6144). Zweite deutsche Ausgabe, die erste erschien 1652. Hirsch/H. IV, 172 gibt irrig 1653 als deutsche Erstausgabe an. Hauptwerk des Dominikanermönchs Mercurio, der in zahlreichen Städten als Arzt tätig war. Es ist besonders durch die Erwähnung des partum caesareum, des Kaiserschnittes, bedeutend. Mercurio beschreibt die Durchführung, den Nutzen und Gründe. Behandelt außerdem die Empfängnis, Geburt, Gründe für die Gelüste einer schwangeren Frau, Aufgaben einer Kindermutter, zu Krankheiten und Pflege eines Neugeborenen, von Missgeburten und Riesen, Schmerzen und Krankheiten der Mutter nach der Geburt usw. Die Tafeln zeigen eine Schwangere mit Hebamme, einen Gebärstuhl, einen Säugling und Skelettteile, zahlreiche Säuglinge in verschiedenen Lagen in der Gebärmutter u.a.- Visit our website for additional images and information. Very Good.

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         Bibliotheca bibliothecarum curis tertiis auctior. Accedit bibliotheca nummaria in duas partes tributa. I. De antiqvis numismatibus. II. De monetis, ponderibus & mensuris. Cum mantissa antiqvariae supellectilis ex annulis, sigillis, gemmis, lapidibus, statuis, obehscis, inscriptionibus, ritibus, similibusque Romanae, praesertim antiqvitatis monimentis collecta. Additus Joann. Seldeni, Angli liber de nummis. Editio IV. Leipzig, Joh. Christ. Wohlfart 1682. 12°. 37 Bll., 671 S., 38 S., mit Kupfertitel, Prgt. d. Zt.

      - VD17 12:154454C - De Backer-S. IV, 1323, 72 - Graesse IV, 57 - Lipsius 217.- Vierte Auflage dieser ersten selbständig erschienenen Bibliographie von Bibliographien.- Erstmals bereits 1653 erschienenes Handbuch des Wissenswürdigsten für den Bibliothekar aus der Feder des Jesuitenpaters Philipp Labbé (1607-1667).- Leicht gebräunt und gering fleckig, gelegentlich etwas wasserrandig, Vorsatz etw. angestaubt, insgesamt gutes Exemplar.# Fourth edition of the earliest extant bibliography of bibliographies.- Labbé (1607-67), one of the most learned polymaths of his time, was a Jesuit professor of philosophy in Paris.- Slightly browned and slightly stained, otherwise good copy.

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         Gesamtansicht, darunter Erklärungen v. 1 - 20, "Goslaria. Goßlar".

      - Kupferstich v. Merian, 1653, 16 x 36

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         Territorii Ulmensis Cum locis limitaneis et confinibus accurata descriptio. Autore M. Wolffgango Bachmeiero Past. Altheimensi. Anno Salutis 1653. pinxit Iohann Stöltzlin.':.

      - Kupferstich v. Johann Stöltzlin n. M. Wolfgang Bachmayer, dat. 1653, 28,5 x 38 Cartographia Bavariae S. 113. - Johann Stöltzlin (1594-1680) war Maler und Kupferstecher. - Wolfgang Bachmayers (1597-1685) Ulm-Karte prägte bis ins 18. Jahrhundert hinein die Ulmer Gebietskarten. - Sehr seltene Karte des Ulmer Landes mit dem Gebiet zwischen Göppingen, Heidenheim, Markgrafschaft Burgau und Blaubeuren. - Oben rechts Titelkartusche. - Unten rechts Maßstab und Kompass. - Unten links Widmung. - Die Städte und Dörfer Langenau, Göppingen, Memmingen, Giengen, Lauingen, Geislingen, Blaubeuren, Dornstadt, Heidenheim, Nellingen, Amstetten, Schalkstetten etc. mit kleinen Ansichten. - In der Karte sieben ausgemalte Gebietswappen. - Perfekter Zustand!

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         Exegesis Rerum Sueco-Avgvstanarvm. A quodam praesente teste fideliter olim descripta, nunc publici iuris facta.

      Andreas Aperger, Augsburg 1653 - 4to. (ca. 31 x 19 cm). Pappband der Zeit mit blindgeprägten Deckelfileten und handgeschr. Deckelschild, 1 Bl., 73 S. Sprache: Latein, Mit großer Holzschnitt-Titelvignette (Doppeladler). STC E 688. VD17: 23:232237P. Zapf, Augsburgische Bibliothek I, S. 73 (nennt als Jahr fälschlich 1633). - Der Abt von St. Ulrich zum 30jährigen Krieg in Augsburg. - Die Schrift erschien vermutlich auch als vierter Teil zur zweiten Ausgabe von Hertfelders Monographie "Basilica SS. Udalrici et Afrae." (Erste Ausgabe 1627, ebenfalls bei Aperger). Eine deutsche Übersetzung ("Sum[m]arischer VerlauffsBegriff, Oder Kurtze warhaffte Historia Schwed: Augspurg: denckwürdigen Sachen") wurde ebenfalls noch 1653 herausgegeben. Zapf schreibt zu den Ausgaben: "Beede enthalten gleich bittere Ausdrücke und unerweißliche Beschuldigungen gegen die Auspurgische Confessionsverwandte. Der Evangelische Rathstheil fand sich daher bewogen über die zugelassene Herausgabe derselben, gegen den katholischen Rathstheil nachdrücklich sich zu beschweren" (S. 74). - Zu Hertfelder (1587-1664), Abt von St Ulrich und Afra, vgl. Augsburger Stadtlexikon2, 493. - Einband etwas fleckig und angestaubt, Rücken am Kopf mit kleinem Riss, einzelne kl. Wurmspuren (mehrere an den Innengelenken). Innen sauber, kaum fleckig. Titel mit kl. Fehlstelle im Bundsteg, letztes Blatt oben mit 2 Rissen. Alter handschr. Vermerk aus dem Kloster Mallersdorf am oberen Rand des Titels. 450 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dr. Wolfgang Wanzke]
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         32 Antique Master Prints-ALLEGORY-EMBLEM-LOVE-Flamen-1653

      - 32 Antique master prints, titled: 'Devises et Emblesmes d'Amour.' - 32 eblematic devices related to love, on two sheets. This includes several mythological themes, as well as floral themes. Etching on hand laid paper. Description: From a series of 50 etchings: 'Devises et Emblesmes d'Amour.' State: First edition of 4. Ref: Robert-Dumesnil 210-247/Le Blanc 322-354. Provenance: Friedrich August II van Saksen (Lugt 971) Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Albert Flamen' after own design. Albert Flamen (unclear, ca. 1620-1669) was a Flemish painter and engraver. He was active in Paris between 1646-1648. His style is much like Hollar. Many portraits carrying his name were in fact engraved by Poilly or Boulanger according to Benezit. Condition: Very good, given age. Cut to the plateline, some brown staining. On the original collection mounts from 1837. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCLA-B1-25 The overall size is ca. 2.5 x 3.5 inch. The image size is ca. 2.5 x 3.5 inch. The overall size is ca. 6.4 x 8.8 cm. The image size is ca. 6.4 x 8.8 cm. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Certain Speeches made upon the day Yearly Election of Officers in the City of Gloucester

      Being in the Charter-Language of the said City. First Edition. Small 8vo. [140 x 90 mm]. [8], 83, [3] pp., with the woodcut arms of the City of Gloucester, the single leaf of prefatory verse by Sam Kenrick and the final "Catalogue of the names of several officers". Small spot in the blank lower margin of B1-2, a couple of other minor spots in places, errata corrected in an early hand. Contemporary sheep, ruled in blind, smooth spine (spine heavily worn with a hole near the foot, covers and edges rubbed and bumped, couple of chips from the upper board). London: by A.M. for Tho. Underhill,

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         Selectarum Juris QVAESTIONVM - libri duo

      Joh & Danielem ELZEVIER, Lvgd Batav 1653 - Selectarum Juris QVAESTIONVM - libri duo additae funt Simonis VINNII, Arn fil. ORATIONES par Arnoldi VINNII, JC ouvrage in-8° relié (11 cm x 16.5 cm) reliure plein vélin ivoire, dos lisse, orné du titre, auteur manuscrit, 511 pages, édité par Joh & Danielem ELZEVIER, Lvgd Batav, 1653 bon état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         IN SACRA BIBLIA GRAECA EX VERSIONE LXX. INTERPRETUM SCHOLIA; Simul et Interpretum Caetorum Lectiones Variantes. [BOUND WITH: The final portion only of the R. Danielís, London 1653, Greek Bible, pp. 1057-1280. BOUND WITH: THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMS]

      Excudebat Rogerus Daniel. apud Joannem Martin & Jacobum Allestrye, London 1653 - The first work is Wing I122, which was printed separately and was published as the "Appendix" to the 1653 Greek New Testament (D & M #4692); the last is Wing B2481A. Sm. 8vo. (2),186,(2)pp. Greek & Latin text. BOUND WITH: The final portion ONLY of the R. Daniel's, London 1653, Greek Bible, pp. 1057-1280, double column Greek text (a part of the First Edition of the Septuagint printed in England. See Darlow & Moule #4692). BOUND WITH: THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMS: Collected into English Meeter, by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins and Others. to Be Sung in All Churches. & Moreover in Private Houses. Laying Apart All Ungodly Songs and Ballades: Which Tend Onely to the Nourishing of Vice, and Corrupting of Youth. London: Printed for the Companie of Stationers. 1663. (2),78,(16)pp. Index. Double column text. Title within a decorative woodcut border. One leaf with an old, faded water stain. The 3 works bound together in cont. black morocco, elaborately gilt tooled paneled covers, tan calf spine label. A.e.g. An attractive binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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         De Cometae An. MDCLII. MDCLIII. Observationibus astronomicis, Europa fere tota peractis, & omnia sideris accidentia detegentibus: Loco elementari. Generatione. Praesagiis. Effectibus. Collatione ad alios Cometas in multis admirandis proprietatibus .

      Udine, Nicola Schiratti, 1653 - 4to (191 x 138 mm), pp [xx] 216, with woodcut coat-of-arms on title, two gatherings very slightly browned, a fine, crisp copy in contemporary Italian vellum.First edition, presentation copy from the publisher, of this exceptionally rare treatise on the 1652-3 comet. The first part of the book is devoted to a collation of different observations of the comet throughout Europe which Liceti gathered from various astronomers. This is followed by a discussion of the place and motion of comets, their origin and composition, their significance, and their effects, primarily astrological. In his examination of the location of comets within the heavens, and whether or not they are sub- or supralunary, i.e. within or beyond the 'sphere' of the moon, Liceti refers to the theories of his deceased colleague Galileo (whose theories on comets were erroneous).Liceti, professor of philosophy and medicine at the Universities of Padua and Bologna, was one of Galileo's most persistent Peripatetic critics on such matters as the nature of light and comets. "Liceti knew a good twenty-two hypotheses on comets and all the theories of Aristotle's commentators on the nature of light" (Redondi, Galileo: Heretic).Provenance: inscribed 'Munus Typograph.' on front free flyleaf, and 'Henrici Trei Utinensis', presumably the recipient, a Udine residentCrawford p 120; Lalande p 235; Riccardi I 40 n 11; OCLC records Harvard, Columbia, and Toronto for North America

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         Institutio Astronomica, Juxta Hypotheses Tam Veterum quam Recentiorum cui accesserunt Galileo Galilei Nuntius Sidereus, et Johannis Kepleri Dioptrice

      Jacob Flesher for William Morden, London 1653 - 1653 second edition compendium in one volume of three major scientific works, containing: -Second published edition of Gassendi's important work, Institutio Astronomica (first edition, 1647) which outlines the major proposals for the cosmos as espoused by Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Brahe. -Third published edition of Galileo's classic, Sidereus Nuncius, which contains his ground-breaking observations of the heavens through the newly invented telescope. The craters on the moon and the four brightest moons of Jupiter were among Galileo's revelations in the first edition of 1610. -Johannes Kepler's Dioptrice, his pioneering work on optics and the human eye, first published in 1611. The original edition of Dioptrice was inspired by the 1610 initial publication of Galieo's Sidereus Nuncius. Condition: Very good with sound leather binding, nicely rebacked. Very clean, bright text and plates throughout the book - no foxing and barely any browning of noticeable degree. Slight occasional gap between the front pastedown and the front free endpaper, but with no fragility of any kind. Hinges and binding are very robust. A very nice copy of an important work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Naturall and Experimentall History of Winds, &c. Written in Latine by the Right Honorable Francis Lo: Verulam, Viscount St. Alban. Translated into English by R. G. Gent.

      printed for Humphrey Moseley, at the Princes Armes in St Pauls Church-yard; and Tho. Dring at the George in Fleet-street, London 1653 - 12mo (142 x 80 mm). [24], 384, [32] pp., including engraved portrait frontispiece, woodcut head-pieces and decorative initials, and final blank, without 8pp. advertisements found in some copies (see Gibson). Text in double-ruled borders. Contemporary panelled calf, rebacked and re-sewn, corners little scuffed. 4 leaves with partially erased ink marginalia in purple pencil, occasional spotting or light soiling. Top margin trimmed close, often shaving outer ruled borders and slightly shaving page number on p.228. Provenance: Nicholas Wall (small bookplate to rear pastedown). Still a very good and fairly fresh copy. ---- Gibson 115; Wing B305; Sotheran I, 5911; ESTC R208945. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, first published in Latin in 1622, and exceptionally rare. The translation is ascribed to Robert Gentili. (see Gibson). "Important as collecting all the facts and theories then known on the subject, and especially as the first to point out the deflexion of winds caused by the earth's rotation" (Sotheran). - Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments The Whole Book of Psalms

      2 vols. 24mo. Engraved title signed "WV" at the foot. 18th Century binding, circa 1740 and probably Scottish, of black morocco, covers with a gilt border, gilt spines, gilt edges.   London: for John Field, Printer to the Parliament,

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         XVII Livre de chansons pour danser et pour boire

      Balllard, Paris 1653 - ____ Frontispice gravé, musique gravée et texte en regard. Très rare. "Mes chers amis je vous convie, Ce bon vin dissipe l'ennuy; Qui n'aura goinffré de sa vie Doit commencer dès aujourd'hui." Petite restauration au coin de la page de titre. *-------*. In-12. [143 x 97 mm] Collation : 43, (1) ff. Demi-veau brun, dos orné. (Reliure moderne.).

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         WÜRZBURG., "S. Aquilinus Sacerdos et Martyr". Andachtsbild des Hl. Aquilinus, links im Hintergrund Ansicht von Mailand, rechts Gesamtansicht von Würzburg.

      Kupferstich von Johann Leypold, dat. 1653, 29 x 19 cm. Katalog des Mainfränkischen Museums Bd. 3, S. 62/63. - Der Druck etwas unscharf, die Rahmenleiste alt ankoloriert. Sehr selten. BAYERN, Franken

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         Pharmacia galenica & chymica, dat is Apotheker ende alchymiste ofte distilleer-konste. Rotterdam, P. en A. van Waesberge, 1661.

      "Geheel perkamenten band uit de tijd, (8)+460+(12) pag. Geillustreerd met een gegraveerde titel met tekst 'Nieu licht der apotekers en distilleerkonst' en afbeelding van het interieur van een apothekerswinkel. Voorts enkele houtsneden in de tekst. Mooi exemplaar. BMN pag. 372; Rotterdam Bibliopolis pag. 81, nr. 87. Beroemd leerboek voor apothekers. Het boek bevat een approbatie van J. Stullius d.d. 25-7-1653. De eerste druk verscheen in 1657 te Amsterdam bij J. v. Ravesteyn. Na deze druk van 1661 zouden nog edities verschijnen in 1661, 1662 en 1667. B1021.".

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         Virgilii evangelisantis christiados libri XIII. Rotterdam, A. Leers, 1653.

      Full vellum. 16°, (22)+439 pag. Illustrated with forntispice. Typographic title page loose and pasted on last end paper.B0224.

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         The History of Great Britain, Being the Life and Reign of King James the First, Relating to what passed from his first Accesse to the Crown, till his Death

      Printed for Richard Lownds, London 1653 - Quarto, (12) 292 (8)pp. Re-backed retaining the original boards with gilt-stamped ruling and motto Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense (Shame on him who thinks evil of it) on circular representation of the garter on covers*, gilt ruling and lettering on red leather label of spine; raised bans and dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece engraving of King James I. Title page with black ruling. Decorative head and endpieces and initials. Engraved garland surrounding author's autobiographical text on page opposite page one. The critical history of King James I. was published a year after Wilson's death and a suitable documentation in the time of the new constitution known as the "Instrument of Government" with Oliver Cromwell as the Lord Protector. Binding with light wear and scuffing along edges and spine. Previous owner's name inked to verso of front marbled endpaper. Irregularities in numbering from p. 153 to 161, p. 172 numbered twice but continuous. Light age toning of block. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. * "Knights and Ladies of the garter were entitle to encircle the escutcheon of their arms with the garter and motto." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         ANTHROPOMETAMORPHOSIS Man Transform'd or the Artificial Changling Historically Presented in the Mad and Cruell Gallantry Foolish Bravery Ridiculous Beauty Ffilthy Finenesse and Loathsome Loveliness of most Nations Fashioning and Altering their Bodie

      William Hunt, 1653. 8vo. Rebound in later full diced calf, rebacked with elaborately gilt tooled spine, boards gilt ruled at edges, all edges gilt (outer joints a little tender - otherwise VG). Pp. 559 + index and catalogue at rear, illus with engraved allegorical frontispiece by T. Cross, engraved frontispiece portrait of the author by W. Faithorne and numerous woodcuts in text (catalogue page edges ragged; previous owner's engraved armorial bookplate on front paste-down).

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         Excellent Compendium of Musick: with Necessary and Judicious Animadversions Thereupon. [with:] Animadversions Upon the Musick–Compendium.

      London:: Printed by Thomas Harper for Humphrey Moseley, and Thomas Heath, 1653.. 2 parts in 1. Small 4to. [16], 94, [1] pp. Title vignette, illus. (diagrams, charts, music notation, guitar-figure (p.66) [pp. 66-68 etched], tables, errata. Old calf; rebacked, gilt spine title, later endleaves, edge wear, rubbed. Very good. RARE. First edition in English; Musicae compendium first published in Latin The Animadversions upon the musick compendium of Renat. Des-Cartes has a separate title page. The translator, Viscount William Brouncker (1620 or 1621-1684), is not named. ¶ First edition of Descartes' only work on music, written as far back as 1618 [Compendium musicae], but first published in Latin as, Renati Des-Cartes Musicae compendium, (Utrecht): Gisberti a Zijll, & Theodori ab Ackersdijck, 1650. ¶ “The Compendium is both a treatise on music and a study in methodology. In it Descartes shows himself to be a link between the musical humanists of the 16th century-he was influenced particularly by Zarlino, whom he cited-and the scientists of the 17th. The work is noteworthy as an early experiment in the application of an empirical, deductive, scientific approach to the study of sensory perception and as being among the earliest attempts to define the dual relationship between the physical and psychological phenomena in music.” ¶ “Descartes divided music into three basic component parts, each of which can be isolated for study: the mathematical-physical aspect of sound, the nature of sensory perception and the ultimate effect of such perception on the individual listener. He considered the first of these to lend itself to pure scientific investigation, since it is independent of personal interpretation. He characterized the process of sensory perception as being autonomous, self-regulating and measurable. This is the realm where practical aspects of music are dealt with (e.g. rules for counterpoint) and to which the great bulk of the Compendium is devoted. To Descartes the impact of sound on a listener's emotions or ‘soul' is a subjective, irrational element and therefore incapable of being scientifically measured. He described it as a psychological-physiological phenomenon that clearly belongs to the areas of aesthetics and metaphysics, of which he was to develop the principles later in his philosophical writings. The distinction he made in the Compendium, between sound as a physical phenomenon and sound as understood by the human conscience, permitted him to pass from a rationalist concept of aesthetics to a sensualist one in his later work. This concept was influential in the development of a philosophy for the affections in music in late 17th-century Germany, especially through his treatise Les Passions de l'âme (Amsterdam, 1649).” – Columbia University (for 1650 Latin issue). New Grove V, 387. ¶ “Harmonic theory proved highly amendable to the kinds of mathematic reasoning esoused by Descartes, Indeed, ideas that would later culminate in his ground-breaking mechanistic epistemology are evident in his early work Compendium musicae... Exploring his subject through recourse to string lengths as the Greeks had done, Descartes showed how, stripped of mystical significance, the same numbers described visible string segments and thus constituted the true foundation of musical sounds. Instead of dividing the string into superparticular ratios, Descartes derived all the intervals used in music via six divisions of a sounding string ... (thereby generating the octave, twelfth, double octave, major seventeenth, and perfect nineteenth). By treating the string itself as the physical source of pitches (rather than intervals), Descartes effectively produced the harmonic series and thus the epistemological approach that would be taken by the Cooke, Rameau and numerous other Enlightenment theorists.” – Tim Eggington, The Advancement of Music in Enlightenment England: Benjamin Cooke and the Academy of Ancient Music, Boydell Press, (2014), p. 110. ¶ Select locations: BM; Oxford Univ.; King's College; Leeds Univ.; University College London; Trinity Saint David (Roderic Bowen Library and Archives; Wellcome; Royal Academy of Music, Sheffield University; York University, etc.

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         Nova & accurata Tusciae Antiquae Descriptio

      Amsterdam 1653 - Carta storico/geografica tratta dall'atlante di Georgius HORNIUS "Accuratissima orbis antiqui delineatio sive Geographia vetus sacra & profana", per la prima volta edito nel 1653. Le carte derivano da quelle di Ortelius, pubblicata nel "Parergon". Incisione in rame, finemente colorata a mano, in buone condizioni. Map taken from the HORNIUS, Georgius"Accuratissima orbis antiqui delineatio sive Geographia vetus sacra & profana" first published in Amsterdam in 1653. After Ortelius' map published in the "Parergon". Copperplate with fine later hand colour, in good conditions. Dimensioni 580 485mm

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         Caarte vanden Slaperdijk streckende vande Stichtse bergen tot aan de hoogte van Gelderland.Utrecht, Slaperdijk Managing Board ("College tot Directie van de Slaperdijk"), (engraved:) 1705. Engraved wall map printed on 8 sheets (measuring: 76 x 194 cm as assembled) by Caspar Specht after Justus van Broeckhuijsen (scale ca. 1:5600). Framed (107 x 220 cm).

      Deys, Gelderse Vallei 435 & pp. 81-83; Donkersloot-De Vrij 408. Large wall map showing the Slaperdijk (literally: “sleeper dike”) in the Dutch region the Gelderse Vallei, running from the Utrechtse Heuvelrug (“Utrecht Hill Ridge”) in the south to Fort Daatselaar in the north. The dike was built in 1653 as a backup in case the northern Rhine Dike or Grebbe Dike between Wageningen and Rhenen should break (as depicted in the inset map), which had caused major flooding in the past. When in 1704 the Slaperdijk Managing Board wanted to prevent the illegal cutting of trees they asked the surveyor Justus van Broeckhuijsen (ca. 1670-1724) to make a map they could use as an instrument to enforce the law. The result was an appealing wall map, not only functional in character, but also serving a representative purpose. The present copy appears to be in the first state with the names of the original board members.The two sheets in the upper corners are trimmed off about a centimetre shorter as the two in the middle, likely as issued. There is some minor damage in the upper outer corners from previous mounting and some minor browning, otherwise a very good copy.

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         Nuova Dichiarazione, e Comento ne Testi d'Ipocrate sopra le Ferite del Capo

      Florence: Amador Amassi, 1653. First Edition. Woodcut illustrations in the text. [8], 252, [1] pp. LACKING pp. 241-242. 12mo (160x99 mm.). Contemporary vellum, spine mellowed, some foxing, generally clean. First Edition. Woodcut illustrations in the text. [8], 252, [1] pp. LACKING pp. 241-242. 12mo (160x99 mm.). Falcinelli's commentary on Hippocrates treatise on head injuries with his original text in an Italian translation , the earliest on the subject in medical literature. Wellcome , III p. 272, III, 5; OCLC locates one copy of this ediution, at the Wellcome Library and the Italian Union Catalogue locates one copy in Italy

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         Fabulae Aesopi: Graece & Latine, Nunc Denuo Selectae (Aesop's Fables) / Joannem Janssonium 1653

      Amsterdam: Joannem Janssonium, 1653 Amsterdam: Joannem Janssonium, 1653, dated in apostrophic Roman numerals. Engravings. 12mo; full calf with some tooling (see scan). Accompanied by two simple later handmade paper protective jackets. Rubbed, soiling, shelfwear; binding broken, exposing interior of spine. Two previous owner's inscriptions on ffep (Josephus Stephani Dedit Hosepho de Villis, 1675; Matt Kenrid[?] 1748]. Fair to About Good. See scans. Also: 'Eae item quas Avienus carmine espresit. Accedit Ranarum & Murium Pugna, Homero olim ascripta. Cum elegantisimis in utroque libello Figuris, & utriusque Interpretatione plurimus in Iocisemendata. Exdecreto D.D. Hollandae Ordinum in ufum Scholarum.' Rare 17th century specimen of Aesop's fables published by 17th Century Amsterdam publisher Joannem Janssonium. Fables here presented in Greek and Latin on opposing pages, with engraving illustrations. Fragile and precious example, no doubt one for the children of the time, judging from the illustrations. See scans. L17n

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         Historiae Romanae Scriptores Latini Veteres, qui extant omnes: Regum, Consulum, Caesarum res gestas ab Urbe condita continentes: nunc primum in unum redacti Corpus, duobus Tomis distinctum [...]

      Genevae [Geneva], apud Petrum Chouet, 1653. 2 vols. folio. pp. [xx], 915, [i]; [vi], 707, [ccxxix]. Waterstaining in upper margin of first volume. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, rebacked. Numerous schoolboy inscriptions, particularly to lower endpapers of the first volume (many with a name, followed by “a young student”, mostly c. 18). Eighteenth-century book label of Repton school on pastedown, “ad usum Scholae Reptonensis” lettered direct on upper covers, ink stamps to titles. Contains Livy, Tacitus, Ammianus Marcellinus etc. Book

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         Racconto del mio viaggio fatto da Roma all'Indie Orientali anno 1656[-1663].[Rome, India and en route between them], 1656-1663. Squarish small 8vo? (15 x 10.5 cm). Manuscript in brown ink on paper, written in a Latin script. Old laminated paper wrappers.

      Original diary kept by Frater Marcello, one of the Apostolic Commissars sent by Pope Alexander VII to the Malabar coast of southwest India, not principally to convert the infidels, but to promote the union of the ancient Saint Thomas Christians with the Church of Rome. The goal of the mission was a reconciliation of the Saint Thomas Christians of the classical Syriac (Chaldaic) rite, who had rejected their Jesuit archbishop Francis Garcia. The majority had revolted against the archbishop in 1653 and forsaken his authority by taking an oath for the purpose at the foot of a cross situated in Mattancherry, thereafter called the "Coonen Cross". They then appointed their archdeacon archbishop, violating Church polity and effectively seceding from the Roman Church.The diary is very important for the history of the Saint Thomas Christians on the Malabar coast and the conquest of that coast, especially Cochin, by the Dutch fleet under Rijcklof van Goens as it contains many, undoubtedly new details.The manuscript has been trimmed close to the text but with no significant loss. It shows occasional ink stains and sometimes slight browning but remains in good condition. An important primary source for relations between Christian, Muslim and Hindu groups on the Malabar coast in the late 1650s and the 1660s.

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         Den Grooten Emblemata Sacra, Bestaande in meer dan Drie hondert Bybelsche Figureren, soo des Ouden als des Nieuwen Testaments. Vertoonende alle de voornaemste Historien, betreffende het leven der Patriarchen, Konigen, Vorsten, en Propheten der Joden; als oock der vier Monarchen, der Sibyllen, en andere uytbeeldingen tot dit werck behoorende: Ende insonderheyt het Leven onses Heeren Jesu Christi, en sijner H. Apostelen, met eenige gevolgen tot dese onse Eeuwe.

      Bok. Tymon Houthaak, Amsterdam (1653). Original wooden covers with marbled paper surface from late 1800. Folio. 96 full size engraved plates, 1 map, 70 pages text with 48 large engraved vignettes, mostly portraits. A few pages and plates with repairing . Front cover loose from binding and title page with cut margins + (including extra engraved titlepage in latin). Some dump staining in the back of the book. Complete ? Else in VG condition. From Lambert Eriksson book collection. More photos by mail.

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         Acta laboratorii chemici altdorfi.ni, chemiae fundamenta, operationes praecipuas & tentamina curiosa, ratione & experientia suffulta, complectentia

      Spätere Einbanddeckel. Mit 1 gestochenen und 1 Holzschnitt-Titelvignette sowie 1 gestochenen Textvignette. Hoffmann, * 6. Oktober 1653 in Altdorf bei Nürnberg 31. Oktober 1727 in Ansbach auch Johann Moritz Hoffmann oder Johannes Mauricius Hoffmannus) war ein deutscher Mediziner und Hochschullehrer. Hoffmann errichtete 1685 das erste chemische Universitätslabor in Altdorf.

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         The History of Great Britain, Being the Life and Reign of King James the First, Relating to what passed from his first Accesse to the Crown, till his Death

      London: Printed for Richard Lownds, 1653. Hardcover. g+ to vg. Quarto, (12) 292 (8)pp. Re-backed retaining the original boards with gilt-stamped ruling and motto Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense (Shame on him who thinks evil of it) on circular representation of the garter on covers*, gilt ruling and lettering on red leather label of spine; raised bans and dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece engraving of King James I. Title page with black ruling. Decorative head and endpieces and initials. Engraved garland surrounding author's autobiographical text on page opposite page one. The critical history of King James I. was published a year after Wilson's death and a suitable documentation in the time of the new constitution known as the "Instrument of Government" with Oliver Cromwell as the Lord Protector. Binding with light wear and scuffing along edges and spine. Previous owner's name inked to verso of front marbled endpaper. Irregularities in numbering from p. 153 to 161, p. 172 numbered twice but continuous. Light age toning of block. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. * "Knights and Ladies of the garter were entitle to encircle the escutcheon of their arms with the garter and motto."

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         Manuscript abridgement of 'Aloysii Iuglaris niciensis e Societate Iesu, Christus Iesus hoc est Dei hominis elogia'.

      Small octavo. 31 text leaves. Contemporary vellum. Latin with a list of ten English and Latin works in a different hand to endpaper. Most likely written as a school exercise, the combination of a condensed version of a Jesuit text with the list of predominantly English titles to the front endpaper suggests it was an English schoolboy receiving his education at a Jesuit school on the Continent.

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         Geometria indivisibilibus continuorum nova quadam ratione promota

      Duciis, Paris 1653 - Plein vélin rigide moderne. Un volume in quarto (226x166 mm), (16)-543 pages . Petit trou page 494 touchant quelques lettres Seconde édition, augmentée, du principal ouvrage de Cavalieri. Ce travail de Cavalieri sur l'utilisation des «indivisibles» ou des infinitésimaux, publié pour la première fois en 1635, constitue le premier manuel de ce qu'on appelle maintenant la méthode d'intégration. Exemplaire très frais de ce rare ouvrage Norman [I, 419 : "Cavalieri's work on the use of "indivisibles" or infinitesmals, first published in 1635, constitues the first textbook of what are now known as integration method. The work includes the statement of "Cavalieri's principle" for the determination of areas and volumes, which considers an area as made up of an indefinite number of equidistant parallel line segments, and a solid as made up of an indefinite number of parallel plane areas. Cavalieri's principle provided a simple and speedy alternative to the method of exhaustion, enabling easy calculation of such problems as the area of an ellipse and the volume of a sphere"], "Honeyman [II, 649 : "Cavalieri's chief work, celebrated for elaborating his method of indivisibles, and important as one of the works that led up to the invention of the calculus"] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Modern full stiff vellum. 4to (226x166 mm), (16)-543 pages . Small hole p. 494 touching few letters Scarce second enlarged edition Norman [I, 419 : "Cavalieri's work on the use of "indivisibles" or infinitesmals, first published in 1635, constitues the first textbook of what are now known as integration method. The work includes the statement of "Cavalieri's principle" for the determination of areas and volumes, which considers an area as made up of an indefinite number of equidistant parallel line segments, and a solid as made up of an indefinite number of parallel plane areas. Cavalieri's principle provided a simple and speedy alternative to the method of exhaustion, enabling easy calculation of such problems as the area of an ellipse and the volume of a sphere"], "Honeyman [II, 649 : "Cavalieri's chief work, celebrated for elaborating his method of indivisibles, and important as one of the works that led up to the invention of the calculus"] In quarto / 4to 1050g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Photii Myriobiblon, Sive Bibliotheca Librorum Quos Legit Et Censuit Photius Patriarcha Constantinopolitanus

      Firmly Bound in Period Full Leather, Later Rebacked, Six Raised Bands, Recent Gilt Lettered Title Label. Folio Two original front free endpapers, Half Title, Title Page in red & black, with engraved vignette, then (28), 1623, 104pp ( two page numbers per page, Greek & Latin), (23) index. Two original rear free endpapers. Text in very good clean condition, printed in Greek & Latin in parallel columns All edges red Occasional symbol annotation in the margin An impressive copy Generally Seen As The First Byzantine Work That Could be Called An Encyclopaedia. Composed Of 279 Reviews Of Books He Had Read. Mainly Christian and Pagan Authors From The 5th Century BC To His Own Time In The 9th Century AD. Almost Half The Books Mentioned No Longer Survive.

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        Geometria indivisibilibus continuorum nova quadam ratione promota. In hac postrema edictione [sic] ab erroribus expurgata.

      Bologna: Heirs of Evangelista Dozza, 1653. Second edition (first, 1635) of Cavalieri's text containing the discovery of the 'method of indivisibles', one of the most important forerunners of the integral calculus. Book II of the work includes the statement of 'Cavalieri's principle' for the determination of areas and volumes, which considers an area as made up of an indefinite number of equidistant parallel line segments ('omnes lineae'), and a solid as made up of an indefinite number of parallel plane areas. It states that, if two planar figures are contained between a pair of parallel lines, and if the lengths of the two segments cut by them from any line parallel to the including lines are always in a given ratio, then the areas of the two planar pieces are also in this ratio (there is an analogous principle for the determination of volumes). Cavalieri's principle provided a simple and effective alternative to the Archimedean method of exhaustion, and was used by Kepler, Galileo, Cavalieri's pupil Torricelli, Wallis, Pascal, and others. The first edition of the Geometria is a notorious rarity, ABPC/RBH listing only the Macclesfield copy in the last 80 years. This second edition is not as rare, but is still very difficult to find in such fine condition as in our copy. "For Cavalieri a surface consists of an indefinite number of equidistant parallel straight lines and a solid of a set of equidistant parallel planes. These constitute the line and surface indivisibles respectively. For plane figures (or solids) a regula, that is, a line (or plane) drawn through the vertex, is the starting point. The regula moves parallel to itself until it comes into coincidence with a second line (or plane) termed the base or tangens opposita. The intercepts (lines or plane sections) of the regula with the original plane (or solid) figure are the elements or indivisibles making up the totality of lines (or planes) of the figure. "In the techniques developed by Cavalieri the indivisibles of two or more configurations are associated together in the form of ratios and from these ratios the relations between the areas (or volumes) of the figures themselves are derived. In moving from a relation between the sums of the indivisibles and thus to a relation between the spaces the infinite is employed, but purely in an auxiliary role. "Cavalieri's defence of indivisible methods was based primarily on the idea of a device or artificium which works rather than on any definite or dogmatic views as to the nature of indivisibles and the spaces which they occupy. Nevertheless the classic problem of the nature of the continuum imposed itself upon him and, from the outset, he felt himself obliged to try to meet some of the arguments which he felt might be directed against his methods. He admits that some might well doubt the possibility of comparing an indefinite number of lines, or planes (indefinitae numero lineae, vel plana). When such lines (or planes) are compared, he says, it is not the numbers of such lines which are considered but the spaces which they occupy. Since each space is enclosed it is bounded and one can add to it or take away from it without knowing the actual number of lines or planes. Whether indeed the continuum consists of indivisibles or of something else neither the space nor the continuum is directly measurable. The totalities, or sums, of the indivisibles making up such spaces are, however, always comparable. To establish a relation between the areas of plane figures, or the volumes of solid bodies, it is therefore sufficient to compare the sums of the lines, or planes, developed by any regula. "The foundations for Cavalieri's indivisible techniques rest upon two distinct and complementary approaches which he designates by the terms collective and distributive respectively. In the first, the collective sums, Σ l1 and Σ l2, of the line (or surface) indivisibles for two figures P1 and P2 are obtained separately and then used to establish the ratio of the areas (or volumes) of the figures themselves. If, for example, Σ l1 / Σ l2 = α/β, then P1/P2 =  α/β. This approach was given the most extensive application by Cavalieri and he exploited it with skill and ingenuity to obtain a fascinating collection of new results which he exhibited in the Exercitationes [Geometriae Sex, 1647]. The distributive theory, on the other hand, was developed primarily in order to meet the philosophic objections which Cavalieri felt might be raised against the comparison of indefinite numbers of lines and planes. Fundamental here is Cavalieri's Theorem: the spaces (areas or volumes) of two enclosed figures (plane or solid) are equal provided that any system of parallel lines (or planes) cuts off equal intercepts on each. In brief, if for every pair of corresponding intercepts l1 and l2, l1 = l2, then P1 = P2. An immediate extension follows: if l1/ l2 = α/β, then P1/P2 =  α/β. Cavalieri himself only made use of this method in a limited number of cases where α/β is constant for all such pairs of intercepts. This technique, however, in the hands of Gregoire de Saint-Vincent and others in the seventeenth century, became a valuable means of integration by geometric transformation. Ultimately, whichever of the two methods was applied, Cavalieri was prepared to concede that absolute rigour required in each case an Archimedean proof with completion by reductio ad absurdum" (Baron, The Origins of the Infinitesimal Calculus, 1969, pp. 124-6). "The concept of indivisibles does sometimes show up fleetingly in the history of human thought: for example, in a passage by the eleventh-century Hebrew philosopher and mathematician Abraham bar Hiyya (Savasorda); in occasional speculations -- more philosophical than mathematical -- by the medieval Scholastics; in a passage by Leonardo da Vinci; in Kepler's Nova stereometria doliorum ... [and in] Galileo ... "In Cavalieri we come to a rational systematization of the method of indivisibles, a method that not only is deemed useful in the search for new results but also, contrary to what Archimedes assumed, is regarded as valid, when appropriately modified, for purposes of demonstrating theorems. "At this point a primary question arises: What significance did Cavalieri attribute to his indivisibles? This mathematician, while perfectly familiar with the subtle philosophical questions connected with the problem of the possibility of constituting continuous magnitudes by indivisibles, seeks to establish a method independent of the subject's hypotheses, which would be valid whatever the concept formed in this regard ... It must be further pointed out, according to L. Lombardo Radice, that the Cavalieri view of the indivisibles has given us a deeper conception of the sets: it is not necessary that the elements of the set be assigned or assignable; rather it suffices that a precise criterion exists for determining whether or not an element belongs to the set" (DSB). The Geometria was extensively read and its contents hotly debated. The most serious attack came from Paul Guldin in his Centrobaryca (1635-41). He accused Cavalieri of plagiarising Kepler's Nova Stereometria Doliorum (1615) and Sover's Curvi ac Recti Proportio (1630). More seriously, Guldin "criticized Cavalieri's use of indivisibles in his Geometria indivisibilibus (1635), asserting not only that the method had been taken from Kepler but also that since the number of indivisibles was infinite, they could not be compared with one another. Furthermore, he pointed out a number of fallacies to which the method of indivisibles appeared to lead. In 1647, after the death of Guldin, Cavalieri published Exercitationes geometricae sex, in which he defended himself against the first charge by pointing out that his method differed from that of Kepler in that it made use only of indivisibles, and against the second by observing that the two infinities of elements to be compared are of the same kind" (DSB). Cavalieri (1598-1647) was a Jesuit and professor of mathematics at Bologna. He considered himself a disciple of Galileo, whom he had met through his teacher Benedetto Castelli. It was Galileo who urged Cavalieri to look into problems of the calculus, and who praised him by stating that 'few, if any, since Archimedes, have delved as far and as deep into the science of geometry'. Galileo included Cavalieri's theory in a discussion of the theory of matter in the First Day and in the discussion of accelerated motion in the Third Day of his Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche (1638). Macclesfield 503; Parkinson p. 77 (both for the first edition). Andersen, 'Cavalieri's method of indivisibles,' Archive for History of Exact Science 31, pp. 291-367. Kline, Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times, pp. 349-350; Rouse Ball, A Short Account of the History of Mathematics, pp. 279-282; Struik, A Source Book in Mathematics, pp. 209-219. 4to (253 x 180, uncut), pp [xvi], 543, [1:blank], with printer's device on title and numerous woodcut illustrations in text. Completely untouched in the the publisher's original boards, ms title to spine, lower capital with s mall piece missing. A very fine and fresh copy.

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