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        Hieroglyphica, sive Antiqua Schemata Gemmarum Anularium, quaesita Moralia, Politica, Historica, Medica, Philosophica, & Sublimiora, omnigenam eruditionem, & altiorem Sapientiam attingentia, diligenter explicata

      Typis Sebastiani Sardi, 1653. In - folio (322x220mm), pp (20), 440, (0), legatura coeva in piena pergamena con titolo manoscritto verticalmente in antico al dorso. Impresa calcografica al frontespizio incisa da Giovanni Giorgi con Mercurio che insegue Pan sormontato da cartiglio con motto "Fortasse licebit"; tale motto era quello personale del Liceto, che lo aveva adottato in assonanza con il proprio nome. "Lo stemma rappresenta.. il Tutto della natura, il suo mistero, inseguito dall'uomo "di scienza" (Mercurio). Inseguimento continuo, perché la rappresentazione è quella di Mercurio che insegue senza raggiungere il Dio Pan. Lo stemma è accompagnato dal motto che illustra a mò di rebus il nome di Fortunio Liceti: FORTASSE LICEBIT. Tale assonanza di FORTUNIO LICETI (può darsi che un giorno ... forse sarà lecito...) indica il limite con cui procede il fatto scientifico, legato com'è a condizionamenti interni, storici, materiali, morali. Con il motto FORTASSE LICEBIT si enuncia il senso della misura in tutte le cose" (Aldo Agosto, Lo stemma dei Liceti" in Catalogo della mostra IV Centenario dalla nascita di F. Liceti 1577/1977, Comune di Rapallo, Canessa, 1978). 66 tavole riproducenti cammei con emblemi e simboli incise su rame n.t. dallo stesso Giorgi. Un ritratto del Liceto al proprio scrittoio inciso su rame a p. pag. sempre dal Giorgi (compreso nella numerazione). Iniziali e finalini ornati in xilografia. Dedica a stampa alla Regina Cristina di Svezia. Versi latini preliminari di Felice Osio, Baldassarre Bonifacio, Leone Allacci (quest'ultimo con testo greco a fronte). Timbri antichi di estinta biblioteca francese. Restauri al frontespizio e velature marginali ad alcune pp., bruniture. Sguardie rifatte. Discreto esemplare. Prima e unica edizione di questa singolarissima opera, l'ultima del Liceto, in cui egli prese in esame sessanta gemme incastonate in anelli appartenenti alla collezione di Pietro Stefanoni allo scopo di svelarne i reconditi significati, tracciando un'indagine che finisce per abbracciare il mondo dei simboli e degli emblemi nella loro più ampia accezione. Fortunio Liceto (Rapallo, 1577 - Padova, 1657), medico e filosofo, deve la sua notorietà, oltre che ad un trattato di teratologia ("De Monstris"), all'opuscolo "De motu sanguinis, origineque nervorum" (Udine, 1647), diretto contro le teorie di Harvey. BL - XVII Century Italian Books, I, p. 487. Biblioteca Magica Casanatense, 752. Borroni, n. 12115. Brunet, III, col.1069. Graesse, IV; 203. Bruni Evans, n.3011. Caillet, n.6667. Landwehr, n. 486. NUC, vol. 331, p. 680. Vinciana, n. 2201: "Opera sui Cammei...". Wellcome, III, 514. Sinkankas, 3952: "Large, elaborate, detailed series of explanations & discussions concerning the subjects portrayed upon 60 engraved gems set in rings and shown in the engravings.". Furtwaenger, III, 404. Cfr. G.M. Del Basso, Fortunio Liceti erudito ed antiquario (1577 - 1657), con particolare riguardo agli studi di sfragistica, in: "Forum Iulii", XV, 1991, pp. 133 - 151. Latino

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        PETRI GASSENDI Institutio Astronomica juxta hypotheses tam Veterum quam Recentiorum. Cui accesserunt G. GALILEI Nuntius Sidereus; et Joh. KEPLERI Dioptrice. Secunda editio priori correctior. Londini, typis Jacobi Flesher, MDCLIII (Londra 1653)

      Flesher Jacob, 1653. 3 parti in un vol. in - 8, pp. (16), 199,173, (3 bianche); legatura coeva in pelle, tagli rossi (parte della cerniera ant. rotta). Seconda edizione, di notevole importanza in quanto per la prima volta comprende il ''Sidereus Nuncius'' di Galileo (pubblicato nel 1610 in due rarissime edizioni).Titolo generale impresso in rosso e nero e titolo a sé in nero per ciascuna opera (quello di Keplero occupa la pag. 51 della seconda parte). Dedica di Gassendi al Card. Arcivescovo di Lione ''Lodovico Alphonso Plesseo Richelio'', altra di Galileo a Cosimo II Medici e di Keplero ad Ernesto, Arcivescovo di Colonia ed Elettore del S.R.I. Con numerose figure silogr., anche a piena pag. n.t., e 4 tavole f.t. per il ''Sidereus Nuncius'', inserite tra le pp. 32 e 33 (''Constellatio Pleiadum'', ''Constellatio Cinguli et ensis Orionis'', ''Nebulosa Orionis'', ''Nebulosa Praesepe''), oltre le 4 figure della Luna n.t. Seconda edizione di importanti scritti scientifici. La ''Institutio Astronomica'' del Gassendi, apparsa per la prima volta nel 1647, mette in risalto i vari modelli di cosmo, specie quelli ideati da Tolomeo, Copernico e Tycho Brahe. La parte seconda contiene la terza edizione del ''Sidereus Nuncius'' di Galileo (''editio princeps'' 1610 e seconda ediz. stesso anno), nel quale egli divulga le osservazioni astronomiche fatte tramite il telescopio. La ''Dioptrica'' di Keplero, pubblicata nel 1611, qui in seconda edizione, è opera parallela a quella di Galileo e contiene, tra le altre cose, la prima spiegazione della miopia ed i primi disegni per un telescopio ottico invertito. Bell'esempl. marginoso, con firma di antica ''Ramsden'' al titolo.

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        De Natura et Solertia Canum liber singularis. In quo sapientissimorum veterum oracula insuper loca omnia sacrae scripturae, quae ad canes spectant expenduntur. Panormi, Ioseph. Bisagni, MDCLIII (Palermo 1653)

      Bisagni, 1653. in - 4, pp.VIII, 347. Leg. coeva piena perg. rigida. Silografia di due cani sul titolo, al recto del secondo foglio figura di Diana con cani, al verso altra figura di cane seduto. Il testo è illustrato da 26 belle incisioni in silografia raffiguranti esemplari delle razze canine al tempo conosciute. Alcuni capitoli del raro trattato corncernono la caccia: ''De cane leporario, et veloce - De vestigatione canum in venatu - De cane venatico - De cane acquatico, et aucupe - Miscella de canum natura, et venatione - De venatione cum canum''. Prima ed unica edizione di una delle prime monografie di cinofilia Cirino (1618 - 1664), assai rara anche essendo impressa a Palermo, e riccamente illustrata. Solo 4 esemplari completi censiti in biblioteche italiane. Il Cirino pubblicò a Palermo nel medesimo anno un trattato "De venatione et natura animalium". Buon esemplare genuino (i primi due ff. con margine laterale un po' stretto, lievi arrossature a pochi fogli).

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        Latium

      1653. Carta storico/geografica realizzata per l'atlante storico di Georgius Hornius "Accuratissima orbis antiqui delineatio sive Geographia vetus sacra & profana", per la prima volta edito nel 1653. Questo esemplare in particolare reca il testo al verso ed è tratto dall'edizione tedesca de "Atlas Major" del Janssonius. Le carte derivano da quelle di Ortelius, pubblicata nel "Parergon". Incisione in rame, finemente colorata a mano, in buone condizioni. Amsterdam Amsterdam 490 360

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        Grotta di Pan

      1653. Acquaforte, monogrammata in lastra in basso. Foglio 4 della serie di 6 acqueforti che compongono l'intera Veduta della Villa medicea di Pratolino. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. L'opera fu realizzata dopo la morte di Lorenzo de' Medici (1648), quando Della Bella decise di rientrare a Firenze e qui riprese la sua attività per la corte realizzando anche vedute di ville e altri luoghi medicei. La villa medicea fu fatta edificare da Francesco I de' Medici, tra il 1569 e il 1581, per il soggiorno della sua seconda moglie, Bianca Cappello. Fu poi demolita nel 1822 ma il parco in cui sorgeva fu poi acquistato dalla famiglia russa dei Demidoff che fece trasformare il superstite edificio dell'epoca medicea della Paggeria nell'attuale Villa Demidoff. L'incisione raffigura la grotta denominata di Pan. Così Bernardo Sansone Sgrilli nella sua Descrizione della regia villa, fontane et fabriche di Pratolino, del 1742: "Dalla parte destra all'entrare grotta si vede nella testata la fama che mano una tromba d oro se la pone e suona e nell'istesso tempo batte l'ali [...] Sull'altra testata opposta vi è un satiro figurato per il Dio Pane che suona dolcemente la zampogna composta di sette canne." Magnifico esemplare. Etching, monogrammed in the plate at the bottom. Sheet 4 of the series of 6 etchings that make up the entire View of the Villa Medici Pratolino. Magnificent proof, on contemporary laid paper, with margins, in excellent condition. The work was carried out after the death of Lorenzo de 'Medici (1648), when Della Bella decided to return to Florence, where he resumed his work for the court also realizing views of the Medici villas and other places. The Medici villa was built by Francesco I de 'Medici, between 1569 and 1581, for the stay of his second wife, Bianca Cappello. It was later demolished in 1822 but the park in which it stood was later bought by the Russian family of Demidoff who made the surviving building from the turn of the Medici in the current Paggeria Villa Demidoff. Salamon, Stefano Della Bella, n. 161; De Vesme - Massar, Stefano Della Bella: Catalogue Raisonné, 841. 365 255

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        L'Histoire Sacrée de l'Ordre des Chartreux et du Très-Illustre Sainct Bruno, leur patriarche.

      1653. PELLE Denis. 1653. In-8.Carré. Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable. 704 pages. Couverture muette. Contenant le Sommaire abrégé de toute l'Histoire Ecclésiastique & des Empereurs Romains & Grecs jusque en l'An 1100 de notre Salut, & la Vie, Mort & Passion de 2 ou 3 millions de Martyrs au temps des dix Persécutions de l'Eglise & autres Saincts Confesseurs, grands & illustres personnages. Preuvre très-parfaicte par le propre texte des Saincts Pères Gracs & Latins, de la primauté de Sainct Pierre & des Papes. Et la Même Histoire des Chartreux en un Poème Héroïque de 5 ou 6 cents vers. INTROUVABLE

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        Anticritica: seu Vindiciae Veritatis Hebraicae: Adversus Ludovici Cappelli Criticam quam vocat Sacram eiusque Defensionem

      Ludovici Regis, Basileæ (Basel) 1653 - Large octavo (8 1/4 x 7"). [16], 1026, [26]pp. Contemporary full vellum with handwritten title in ink on spine. Printer's device to title page. Decorative head-, tailpieces and initials.Buxtorf's "Anticritica" is a rebuke of Louis Cappel's second important work "Critica Sacra" (1650), a book highly controversial from a theological point of view as the author endeavored not only to demonstrate that the Hebrew vowel-points were a novel invention, but also that - based on the various readings in the text and the differences between the ancient versions and the Masoretic text - the integrity of the Hebrew text, as held by Protestants, was intenable.Vellum age-toned, slightly darkened and partly soiled. Ex-library copy, with bookplate on inside of front cover (Sutro Library, San Francisco, California), and previous owner's Ex-Libris on front free endpaper (Wm. R. Blumenthal). Minor to moderate age-toning throughout. A few pages are heavily foxed. Text in Latin. Binding in overall good, interior in good to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GASSENDI, Pierre (1592 - 1655) - GALILEI, Galileo (1564 - 1642) - KEPLER, Johannes (1571 - 1630). Institutio Astronomica: Juxta Hypotheses Tam Veterum quam Recentiorum. Cui Accesserunt Galilei Galilei Nuntius Sidereus, et Johannis Kepleri Dioptrice. Secunda editio priori correctior.

      Jacob Flesher for William Morden, 1653. Due parti in un volume in 8vo, legatura coeva in piena bazzana, tagli marmorizzati, pp. (16), 199, (1), 173, (1) e 4 carte di tavole a piena pagina, che mostrano le Pleiadi, la cintura di Orione, Presepe e la nebulosa di Orione. Primo frontespizio stampato in rosso e nero. Il testo è inoltre illustrato da vari diagrammi astronomici e da figure che mostrano la supercie della luna come la vide Galileo durante le sue prime osservazioni con il telescopio. Restauro all'angolo inferiore esterno del primo frontespizio senza danno al testo, ma che comporta la perdita della parte finale della nota di possesso: &ldquo,Karolus - Emmanuel de Ros&hellip,&rdquo,. Nel complesso, bellissima copia nella sua prima legatura.PRIMA EDIZIONE di questa raccolta di testi, che comprende la seconda edizione in assoluto dell'Institutio Astronomica di Gassendi, apparsa per la prima volta a Parigi nel 1647, nonché la prima edizione in terra inglese del Sidereus Nuncius (terza edizione in assoluto) e del Dioptrice di Keplero. L'Institutio Astronomica è considerata come il primo manuale moderno di astronomia, comprende tre sezioni dedicate rispettivamente alla teoria delle sfere, alla teoria astronomica e al confronto tra le idee di Brahe e Copernico. Il Dioptrice (prima edizione: Augusta, 1611) contiene la brillante spiegazione di Keplero su come funzioni un telescopio. Infine il Sidereus Nuncius, pubblicato per la prima volta a Venezia nel 1610 e considerato come il testo fondante dell'astronomia moderna, presenta la scoperta epocale delle fasi lunari e dei satelliti di Giove.&ldquo,Galileo's 'Starry Messenger' contains some of the most important discoveries in scientific literature. Learning in the summer of 1609 that a device for making distant objects seem close and magnified had been brought to Venice from Holland, Galileo soon constructed a spy - glass of his own which he demonstrated to the notables of the Venetian Republic, thus earning a large increase in his salary as professor of mathematics at Padua. Within a few months he had a good telescope, magnifying to 30 diameters, and was in full flood of astronomical observation. Through his telescope Galileo saw the moon as a spherical, solid, mountainous body very like the earth - quite different from the crystalline sphere of conventional philosophy. He saw numberless stars hidden from the naked eye in the constellations and the Milky Way. Above all, he discovered four new 'planets', the satellites of Jupiter that he called (in honor of his patrons at Florence) the Medicean stars. Thus Galileo initiated modern observational astronomy and announced himself as a Copernican&rdquo, (PMM, 113).Wing, G291 (con la virgola alla riga 3 del titolo), Cinti, 128, Riccardi, I, col. 508, Sotheran, I p. 73 (1448).

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        The History of Great Britain, being The Life and Reign of King James the First

      Printed for R. Lownds, 1653. 6 p.l., 292, [8] p. front. (port.) Hardcover Very good condition, in panelled calf, front cover detached Leather bookplate of William Twopenny on front paste - down

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        Mondo simbolico o sia Università d'Imprese scelte, spiegate, ed illustrate con sentenze, ed eruditioni sacre e profane...

      per lo stampatore Archiepiscopale, 1653. Cm. 33, pp. (30) 572 + 176 di amplissimi indici (errata e registro all'ultima carta). Bell'antiporta allegorica, ritratto dell'autore e 40 emblemi incisi da A. Bianchi ed intercalati nel testo. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con unghie, nervi passanti e titoli manoscritti al dorso. Esemplare particolarmente fresco e ben conservato, con le figure molto ben incise. Si tratta della prima edizione di questo celebre libro di emblemi, imprese e simboli di ogni genere. Il Picinelli (Milano, 1604 - Roma, 1678), teologo e storiografo, fu Canonico Lateranense. Cfr. Praz (455); Spreti (3205) e Vinciana (272).

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        THE VOYAGES AND ADVENTURES, OF FERNAND MENDEZ PINTO, A PORTUGAL: during his travels for the space of one and twenty years in the Kingdoms of Ethiopia, China, Tartaria, Cauchinchina, Calaminham, Siam, Pegu, Japan

      London, printed by J. Macock, for Henry Cripps, and Lodowick Lloyd, 1653.and a great part of the East - Indies. With a relation and description of most of the places thereof; their religion, laws, riches, customs, and government in time of peace and war. Where he five times suffered shipwrack, was sixteen times sold, and thirteen times made a slave. Written originally by himself in the Portugal tongue, and dedicated to the Majesty of Philip King of Spain. Done into English by H.C. Gent (Henry Cogan). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1653, small folio in fours, approximately 260 x 165 mm, 10¼ x 6½ inches, title page printed red and black, 2 pictorial headpieces, some decorated initials, pages: [14], 231, 240 - 326, lacks first and final blank leaf, jump in pagination present in all copies, collation: pi2 ( - pi1), (a)2, A - V4, Aa - Kk4, Aaa - Lll4 ( - Lll4), bound in modern quarter calf over new marbled sides, gilt dividing lines, raised bands, gilt rules and gilt title to spine, all edges red, new endpapers. Margins trimmed throughout with loss of some running titles and page numbers, many inner margins repaired long ago with transparent gummed strips, occasionally encroaching on text but all clearly visible, 3 small repairs to title page, pale library stamp to title page, another on verso together with a little early scribble and a modern armorial bookplate, 19 further pale stamps in the text margins, pages lightly browned throughout, occasional small stains, mainly to margins, 2 letters lost on page 97, otherwise no loss of legibility, a crease across centre of most pages, tiny rust hole in Ee2 with loss of 2 letters on recto, small worm track in inner margin of pages 101 - 125, sometimes slightly affecting text but without loss of legibility, another in upper margin from page 173 - 185, no loss, another in lower margin from page 299 - 322 affecting bottom 6 lines of text and neatly repaired, 1 letter lost on page 314, otherwise mostly easily legible, another small area of worming on text from page 301 - 326 neatly repaired, a few words lost, but mostly readable, top margin of final 2 leaves neatly repaired, ink name and date 1679 plus some ink scribbles written in margins of final page with show - through to previous text page, large faint damp stain to top inner corners of last few leaves, errata on final page is partly faded. A fair copy only of a rare travel book. Travels, voyages and adventures of Ferdinand Mendez Pinto during the years 1537 - 1558. Fernao Mendes Pinto (c.1509 ?" 1583) was a Portuguese explorer and writer. His exploits are known through the posthumous publication in Lisbon of his memoir "Peregrinacao" (Pilgrimage) in 1614, of which our book is a translation of the French version. In the course of his travels in the Middle and Far East, Pinto visited Ethiopia, the Arabian Sea, China (where he claimed to have been a forced laborer on the Great Wall), India and Japan. He claimed to have been among the first group of Europeans to visit Japan and initiate the Nanban trade period. He also claimed to have introduced the gun there in 1543. It is known that he funded the first Christian church in Japan, after befriending a Catholic missionary and founding member of the Society of Jesus later known as St Francis Xavier. At one time Pinto himself was a Jesuit, though he later left the order. (Wikipedia). Lowendahl, Volume I, pages 39 - 40 and 54: "No work about Asia had a greater impact on 17th century European literature than Pinto's account of his adventures in the East."; Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica, Volume III, 2068; Sotheby's, The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Volume 9, 3215. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Apologie de messire Corvix Ulefeldt, grand-maistre du royaume de Dannemarc, opposée à la fausse relation de Copenhague, qu?on a publiée contre luy, sur ce qui s?est passé au proces des nommez Dina et Walter ces accusateurs. Plus sont adioustez les raisons & motifs qui l?ont obligé à fortir hors dudit royaume. Traduit en François sur l?original Latin. Imprimé en Allemagne.

      - Rouen, Iacques Caillové, 1653. 12:o. (12),+ 417 s. Hårt skuren i övre marginal och ibland något snett, med enstaka delförluster av pagina, enstaka blad lösa. Sista bladet uppfodrat. Något nött skinnband från början av 1800-talet, guldornerad rygg med blå titeletikett, röda stänksnitt. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Bibl. danica III, sp. 1534. Thesaurus 690, not. Den franska översättningen av ?landsförrädaren? Corfitz Ulfeldts försvar av sin ämbetsutövning. Det danska originalet, ?Høytrengende aeris forsuar?, författadas år 1651-52 i Stralsund och utkom i Hamburg 1652. Försvarskriften utkom även på holländska, tyska och latin. Efter att i juli 1651 lyckats bli frikänd från anklagelserna om att ha velat giftmörda Fredrik III, framförda av Dina Vihofers och Jørgen Walter vid jultid 1650, lämnade Corfitz Ulfeldt Danmark (tillsammans med sin familj och ca 1 miljon riksdaler) i rädsla för en undersökning av hans ämbetsutövning. Det är denna undersökning han här bemöter. Han valde dock att inte återvända utan slöt sig senare till Karl X Gustav, vilket blev inledningen till hans stora landsförräderi.

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        Lettera con firma e 12 righe autografe indirizzata al Marchese Villa.

      Torino, 29 settembre 1653, - doppio foglio. in-4, 12 righe autografe, poste nella parte inferiore della prima pagina, sotto una lettera di segreteria, con firma ''Chrestienne'', indirizzata dalla regina Cristina al Marchese Francesco Ghiron Villa, cavaliere dell'Ordine e Generale della Cavalleria. In quarta pagina indirizzo e sigillo. Cristina di Borbone (Parigi 1606-Torino 1663), madre di Carlo Emanuele II e moglie di Vittorio Amedeo I di Savoia, assunse il titolo di Madama Reale dal 1637, svolgendo un importante ruolo direttivo nelle scelte di politica estera del Ducato Sabaudo. La missiva è redatta in italiano mentre la parte autografa della regina è scritta in francese. Cristina si informa della salute del comandante, ferito in uno scontro e per questo rientrato in città, e gli augura ''.che stabilmente si saldi la vostra ferita, e di restituirvi nel pristino stato di salute''. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Michaelou Apostoliou Paroimiai = Centuriae XII proverbioirum ex optimis auctoribus Graecis collectae à Michaele Apostolio, Byzantino; cum V.C. Petri Pantini, Tiletani, versione & notis ipsius ac aliorum doctorum, quibus adagia illustrantur & suis auctoribus assignantur. Cum indicibus locupletibus. Item Patriarchae Gregorii Cyprii Proverbia

      apud Johannem & Danielem Elsevier, Lugduni Batavorum [i.e. Leiden] 1653 - Second Elzevir edition; 4to, pp. [16], 387, [15]; title page printed in red and black, printer's woodcut device, Greek and Latin in parallel columns; the Proverbs of Gregory, Patriarch of Cyprus, are given in Greek only; contemporary full parchment, covers with decorative gilt border enclosing a gilt lozenge central, above which the initials M.I.H.T., gilt- decorated spine with title in manuscript; the gilt is almost wholly tarnished and blackened; bottom 2 inches of spine cracked, with small piece of parchment missing; rubberstamp on title page of Fritz Carnap, under which in ink "Biblioth. Gymn. Gotting. 1729," and on the verso of the title, 2 18th- or early 19th-century institutional rubberstamps, both with small release stamps next to them. Bookplate of Otto Jahn on front pastedown. Copinger 102; Willems 153n. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Epitome jurisprudentiae publicae universae, eiusdem methodum, materiarum sub eadem contentarum dispositionem, definitiones, divisiones, &c. (prout plenius aliquanto pertractandae sunt) breviter & nervose exhibens [...]. 2 Teile in einem Band.

      Erfurt u. Jena, Kaspar Freyschmidt für Johann Birckner, 1653. 12°. Mit illustr. Kupfertitel. 6 Bll., 246 S.; 2 Bll., 335 S., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückentitel. Der umfangreichere zweite Teil enthält den „Tractatus de Republica Romano-Germanica“ des Jacob Lampadius. - Der aus Westfalen stammende Verfasser des ersten Teiles war Jurist sowie Hofmeister und Privatdozent in Jena. - Der Kupfertitel mit Wappen und einer kleinen Stadtansicht. - Einband tlw. leicht bestoßen bzw. fleckig. Schließbänder fehlen. Gest. Exlibris a. Innendeckel. Durchg. etw. gebräunt u. braunfleckig. - VD17, 12:206361A Versand D: 12,00 EUR Braudlacht, Epitome jurisprudentiae publicae universae, Lampadius, Tractatus de Republica Romano-Germanica

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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.

      Small folio. Eighteenth-century full calf with foliate gilt panel to boards and crown and crossed sceptre corner tools, sometime rebacked in calf, morocco and gilt lettering piece; all edges marbled, marbled endpapers; pp. [xii], 292, [8], engraved portrait frontis; rubbing to boards, light stain to frontis and title-page, occasional dust marks otherwise a very good copy. First edition. Arthur Wilson was a seventeenth-century English playwright, historian, and poet. Though born a commoner, he worked professionally as a gentleman-in-waiting and steward to several of the most powerful Parliamentarians during the era leading up to the English Civil War. He is remembered today as a minor playwright who wrote several successful plays for London's Blackfriars Theatre as well as the author of The History of Great Britain, being the Life and Reign of King James I, a valuable nonfiction work that documents the anti-Stuartism prevalent in the late Caroline era.

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        Le corps politique ou les elements de la loy morale & civile. Avec des réflections sur la loy de Nature, sur les Serments, les Pacts, & les diverses sortes de Gouvernemens; leurs changemens, & leurs revolutions

      ches Jean & Daniel Elzevier 1653 12mo (cm. 13,5), 4 cc.nn., 231(1) pp. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena con titolo ms. su tassello cartaceo al ds. Bellâ??esemplare. Willems, 725. Brunet, III, 241. The treatise â??The elements of Lawâ?? was originally written in England and first distributed in manuscript in 1640, just after the dissolution of the Short Parliament. Hobbes was fiercely attacked as a hardline theorist of royal absolutism and, before Parliament reconvened, he left London for Paris, where he stayed for eleven years. Among Hobbesâ??s circle of friends there, centered on Mersenne, was the young Huguenot intellectual Samuel Sorbière, the translator of this work.

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        THE VOYAGES AND ADVENTURES, OF FERNAND MENDEZ PINTO, A PORTUGAL: during his travels for the space of one and twenty years in the Kingdoms of Ethiopia, China, Tartaria, Cauchinchina, Calaminham, Siam, Pegu, Japan,

      London, printed by J. Macock, for Henry Cripps, and Lodowick Lloyd, 1653.. and a great part of the East-Indies. With a relation and description of most of the places thereof; their religion, laws, riches, customs, and government in time of peace and war. Where he five times suffered shipwrack, was sixteen times sold, and thirteen times made a slave. Written originally by himself in the Portugal tongue, and dedicated to the Majesty of Philip King of Spain. Done into English by H.C. Gent (Henry Cogan). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1653, small folio in fours, approximately 260 x 165 mm, 10¼ x 6½ inches, title page printed red and black, 2 pictorial headpieces, some decorated initials, pages: [14], 231, 240-326, lacks first and final blank leaf, jump in pagination present in all copies, collation: pi2 (-pi1), (a)2, A-V4, Aa-Kk4, Aaa-Lll4 (-Lll4), bound in modern quarter calf over new marbled sides, gilt dividing lines, raised bands, gilt rules and gilt title to spine, all edges red, new endpapers. Margins trimmed throughout with loss of some running titles and page numbers, many inner margins repaired long ago with transparent gummed strips, occasionally encroaching on text but all clearly visible, 3 small repairs to title page, pale library stamp to title page, another on verso together with a little early scribble and a modern armorial bookplate, 19 further pale stamps in the text margins, pages lightly browned throughout, occasional small stains, mainly to margins, 2 letters lost on page 97, otherwise no loss of legibility, a crease across centre of most pages, tiny rust hole in Ee2 with loss of 2 letters on recto, small worm track in inner margin of pages 101-125, sometimes slightly affecting text but without loss of legibility, another in upper margin from page 173-185, no loss, another in lower margin from page 299-322 affecting bottom 6 lines of text and neatly repaired, 1 letter lost on page 314, otherwise mostly easily legible, another small area of worming on text from page 301-326 neatly repaired, a few words lost, but mostly readable, top margin of final 2 leaves neatly repaired, ink name and date 1679 plus some ink scribbles written in margins of final page with show-through to previous text page, large faint damp stain to top inner corners of last few leaves, errata on final page is partly faded. A fair copy only of a rare travel book. Travels, voyages and adventures of Ferdinand Mendez Pinto during the years 1537-1558. Fernao Mendes Pinto (c.1509 — 1583) was a Portuguese explorer and writer. His exploits are known through the posthumous publication in Lisbon of his memoir "Peregrinacao" (Pilgrimage) in 1614, of which our book is a translation of the French version. In the course of his travels in the Middle and Far East, Pinto visited Ethiopia, the Arabian Sea, China (where he claimed to have been a forced laborer on the Great Wall), India and Japan. He claimed to have been among the first group of Europeans to visit Japan and initiate the Nanban trade period. He also claimed to have introduced the gun there in 1543. It is known that he funded the first Christian church in Japan, after befriending a Catholic missionary and founding member of the Society of Jesus later known as St Francis Xavier. At one time Pinto himself was a Jesuit, though he later left the order. (Wikipedia). Lowendahl, Volume I, pages 39-40 and 54: "No work about Asia had a greater impact on 17th century European literature than Pinto's account of his adventures in the East."; Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica, Volume III, 2068; Sotheby's, The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Volume 9, 3215. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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

      

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        Puritan Commonwealth Bible - 1653

      1653. Hardcover. Good. The Holy Bible. 4.25" x 2.5" x 3"). 1653. London. One or two headlines trimmed. A few marks else excellent. All edges gilt. Contemp dark blue calf. Gilt decorated borders and spine. Red label

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        Unum necessarium. Or, the doctrine and practice of repentance. Describing the necessities and measures of a strict, a holy, and a Christian life. And rescued from popular errors. [with his] A further explication of the doctrine of originall sin.

      Second edition of the "Unum necessarium," following the first of 1653, followed by the first edition of the "Further Explication." Jeremy Taylor (1613-67), a High Church divine and chaplain to Charles I, was well known as a theologian and one of the school of Caroline Divines who brilliantly systematized Anglican theology in the 17th century. The first of these present works caused him some difficulty, as some of its arguments were widely considered unorthodox and antidoctrinal; the Further Explication was Taylor's attempt to clarify his position. The engraved frontispiece by P. Lombart depicts Jesus in shepherd guise, and is followed by a title-page printed in red and black. An oversized, folding plate shows a contrite heart accompanied by scriptural figures and allegorical images; this is also signed, Lombart. Both works came off the press with incorrect pagination, the latter with apparent page count being thrown significantly off. Provenance: Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of Charles Grave Hudson.

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        CYPRUS. Insula laeta choris. blandorum et mater amorum. .

      J. Janssonius, Amsterdam 1653 - Copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash when published. In excellent condition.

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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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        Novum lumen chemicum, e naturae fonte et manuali experientia depromptum. Cui accessit tractatus de Sulphure. Auctoris anagramma, divi leschi genus amo.

      Genf de Tournes 1653 - (17 x 10 cm). 11 (5 (3w)) 175 S. Mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf Titel. Moderner Pappband im Stil der Zeit. Sehr seltene Ausgabe seines 1604 erstmals in Prag erschienenen Hauptwerkes über den Samen der Metalle. - Sendivogius (1566-1636), Diplomat und Naturforscher im Dienste Kaiser Rudolph II., ist ein geschätzter und einflussreicher Autor, der zudem den Ruf eines obskuren Alchemisten hat. Mit seinen umfangreichen praktischen Erfahrungen trägt er dazu bei, dass sich die alchemistischen Untersuchungen von der Metalltransmutation hin zur Erforschung von Verbrennung und Atmung verlagern. Mit seinem Konzept der nitrösen, salpeterartigen Luftteilchen wird er zum Vorläufer der Phlogistontheorie. - Vereinzelt gering gebräunt, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. - Duveen 544; Neu 3771; Brüning 1850; vgl. Partington II, 427; Kopp II, 388; nicht bei Ferguson [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poemi eroici postumi di Gabriello Chiabrera al serenissimo Francesco d'Este duca di Modana

      Per Benedetto Guasco, In Genova 1653 - In-12 (135x80), pp. [8], 39, [1], [4], 131, [9]. Dedicatoria a stampa di Giacomo Maria Spinola a Francesco D'Este, altra dello stampatore. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena, rinforzo in pergamena al dorso, sguardie rinnovate. Tagli a spruzzo. Si tratta della prima edizione postami di due poemetti, il Foresto e il Ruggero. Bibliografia: Melzi-Tosi p. 122. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Verbael gehouden door de Heeren H. van Beverningk, W. Nieupoort, J. van de Perre, en A.P. Jongestal, als gedeputeerden ... van de heeren Staeten generael der Vereenigde Nederlanden, aen de republyck van Engelandt.

      We have here the minutes of negotiations between Dutch ambassadors and the English Republic regarding the First Anglo-Dutch War, various commercial disputes, and matters in North America, 1653-54. The documents are chiefly in Dutch, but some are in English, French, or Latin; for example pp. 198-214 contain a draft in English followed by one in Latin "of Articles of Union, Peace and Confederation to be made between the Common-Wealth of England and the States General of the United-Province of the Neitherlands [sic]."Muller notes that this account "chiefly" concerns New-Netherland and that "it contains all the speeches and reports"; Asher adds that the information here is "not to be found in the letters of the Pensionary J. de Witt and other ministers." Provenance: 20th-century bookplate of J.W. Six; later in the collection of Frank Marshall Vanderhoof (American scholar, university librarian, private collector; 1919-2005).

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        PETRI GASSENDI Institutio Astronomica juxta hypotheses tam Veterum quam Recentiorum. Cui accesserunt G. GALILEI Nuntius Sidereus; et Joh. KEPLERI Dioptrice. .

      Secunda editio priori correctior. Londini, typis Jacobi Flesher, MDCLIII (Londra 1653), - 3 parti in un vol. in-8, pp. (16), 199,173, (3 bianche); legatura coeva in pelle, tagli rossi (parte della cerniera ant. rotta). Seconda edizione, di notevole importanza in quanto per la prima volta comprende il ''Sidereus Nuncius'' di Galileo (pubblicato nel 1610 in due rarissime edizioni).Titolo generale impresso in rosso e nero e titolo a sé in nero per ciascuna opera (quello di Keplero occupa la pag. 51 della seconda parte). Dedica di Gassendi al Card. Arcivescovo di Lione ''Lodovico Alphonso Plesseo Richelio'', altra di Galileo a Cosimo II Medici e di Keplero ad Ernesto, Arcivescovo di Colonia ed Elettore del S.R.I. Con numerose figure silogr., anche a piena pag. n.t., e 4 tavole f.t. per il ''Sidereus Nuncius'', inserite tra le pp. 32 e 33 (''Constellatio Pleiadum'', ''Constellatio Cinguli et ensis Orionis'', ''Nebulosa Orionis'', ''Nebulosa Praesepe''), oltre le 4 figure della Luna n.t. Seconda edizione di importanti scritti scientifici. La ''Institutio Astronomica'' del Gassendi, apparsa per la prima volta nel 1647, mette in risalto i vari modelli di cosmo, specie quelli ideati da Tolomeo, Copernico e Tycho Brahe. La parte seconda contiene la terza edizione del ''Sidereus Nuncius'' di Galileo (''editio princeps'' 1610 e seconda ediz. stesso anno), nel quale egli divulga le osservazioni astronomiche fatte tramite il telescopio. La ''Dioptrica'' di Keplero, pubblicata nel 1611, qui in seconda edizione, è opera parallela a quella di Galileo e contiene, tra le altre cose, la prima spiegazione della miopia ed i primi disegni per un telescopio ottico invertito. Bell'esempl. marginoso, con firma di antica ''Ramsden'' al titolo. Carli-Favaro n. 241. Cinti non ha questa seconda edizione collettiva (al n. 128 registra solo la seconda parte ed al n. 155 descrive la terza collettiva, 1683, identica alla presente). Riccardi col. 508 e Sotheran I, p. 73, n. 1448 (ambedue solo per l'opera di Galileo). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Demonologie ou Traitte des demons et sorciers: de leur puissance & impuissance, L'antidemon de Mascon, ou Histoire particvliere & tresveritable de ce qu'vn demon a fait & dit à Mascon.

      Chez Pierre Aubert, Geneva 1653 - RARE AND INTERESTING WORK ON DEMONOLOGY FIRST EDITION. 8vo. pp. [xxxii], 233, [xxiii], 78. [par.]-2[par.]?, A-Q?, Aa-Dd?, Ee? (lacking Ee8 blank). Roman letter, some Italic. Floriated woodcut initials, woodcut head and tail-pieces, bookplate of Dr. Maurice Villaret on pastedown. Light age yellowing, very light spotting on title and a few margins. A very good, clean copy in late nineteenth century three-quarter brown morocco over marbled paper boards, signed David, spine with raised bands, gilt title, all edges gilt. First edition of this rare and most interesting work on demonology in general with a highly unusual second part recounting the author’s personal experience of a haunting, or poltergeist, in which he and his household were subject to a series of unremitting attacks from an evil spirit; the work was written by Perrault (or Perreaud) in 1613 but not published until 1653, when he was already 81 years old. It was translated into English and German and reprinted several times. "The Demonologie was not written as a free standing treatise. Its significance therefore derives from its being a preface to L’Antidemon de Macon, a highly personal account of an extended haunting which Perreaud explains by referring to maleficent magic. After describing the poltergeist activity at length, he then informs the reader that some people thought the trouble lay with his wife’s maid who was already suspected of being a witch and came from a suspect family. . His favoured explanation, however, involves a third person altogether. The previous owner (of the house) had had to be dispossessed by judicial judgement in order to make way for the Perreauds, and naturally she was resentful . Perreaud tells us she was discovered one day kneeling beneath the chimney calling upon the devil to do harm to him and his family. Perreaud’s experience, then, reluctantly published so long after the event, provides us with a reminder of seventeenth-century Protestant attitudes towards preternatural phenomena. L’Antidemon along with the prefatory Demonologie, supports traditional Protestant views on possession and witch-craft, for it acknowledges that Satan’s power is real but limited and that his attacks are part of God’s plan for humanity . . Perreaud’s Demonologie, then, neatly summaries the principal lines taken by a Protestant divine when discussing magic, its manifestations in the created world and the way humans may cope with these. The Antidemon which follows gives a particular instance of a preternatural happening and an illustration of how a devout Calvinist family dealt with it. Most significantly, perhaps, while the Demonologie had reiterated orthodox teaching against Satan’s tendency to work through illusion, Perreaud was in no doubt that his ghostly experiences had been real and had been caused by a deliberate operation of maleficent magic. Orthodoxy and experience, it seems, were not necessarily always in agreement." P. G. Maxwell-Stuart. ‘Religion and Superstition in Reformation Europe.’ A very good copy of this extremely rare work from the library of the noted neurologist and collector of early medical books and works on demonology and witchcraft, Dr. Maurice Villaret. BM STC Fr. C17th p. 429, P814. Caillet 8530: "ouvrage curieux et rare, surtout en édition ancienne". Thorndike VIII, 545. Coumont, Demonology and witchcraft P25.1. French [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prospect der Statt Rostock. Kupferstich. Gesamtansicht der Stadt über die Warnow hinweg von Merian mit vielen Segelschiffen im Vordergrund.

      - Kupferstich von Merian von 2 Platten gedruckt um 1653 aus *Topographia Saxoniae Inferioris*. Bildmaße: 27 x 66 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Passepartout und Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 44,5 x 83 cm ). Die schöne Gesamtansicht über dem Fluß mit 3 Wappen im Bildhimmel sowie reicher Bildlegende und zahlreichen Segelschiffen ( Koggen ) auf der Warnow. Die Bildlegende führt auf: Peterskiche, Peterstor, St. Catharinen, Collegium Iuris Consultorum, Nikolauskirche, Rathaus, Zu unser lieben Frauen, Steintor, Johanniskirche, Zum Heiligen Geist, Michaeliskirche, Auditorium Magnum, Collegium der Philosophorum, St. Jacob, Kropeliner Tor, Zum Heiligen Kreuz, Porta Dramoniensis, Mons Calvariae. Das Blatt etwas gebräunt, gering fleckig. ( Bitte beachten: Aufgrund der Größe und Bruchgefahr hier kein Versand - hier nur Selbstabholung ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Loci theologici [Bde. 2 u. 3: Locorum theologicorum...] [...] quibus et loci communes D. Philippi Melanchthonis perspicue explicantur, & quasi integrum Christianae doctrinae corpus, ecclesiae dei sincere proponitur, editi opera & studio Polycarpi Leyseri D. Editio novissima [...] cui praeter iamdudum addita fundamenta sanae doctrinae de vera et substantiali praesentia, exhibitione, & sumptione corporis & sanguinis domini in Caena [...]: et libellum de duabus naturis in Christo, earundem hypostatica unione, &c. de communicatione idiomatum [...]. Nunc recens accessit theologiae Jesuitarum, ex censura quadam illorum Coloniensi Anno 1560 edita, descriptio & delineatio ab eodem B. Chemnitio adornata [...]. 3 in einem Band.

      Frankfurt a. M.-Wittenberg, Tobias Mevius Erben u. Elert Schumacher, 1653. Fol. Mit gest. Titelportrait. Erster Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. Mit zahlr. Holzschn.-Vignetten u. -Initialen u. einer Tabelle. 9 Bll., 245 (1) S., 5 Bll. (das letzte weiß); 6 Bll., 299 (1) S., 4 Bll.; 4 Bll., 234 S., 3 Bll., 1 Bl., 6, 133 (1) S., 3 Bll.; 8 Bll., 266 (recte 206) S., 19 Bll., 3 Bll., 54 S., 1 Bl., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. durchzogenen Bünden u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Seltene, von Polycarp Leyser (1552-1610) herausgegebene Ausgabe. - Einband berieben u. fleckig. Vorderdeckel m. Nummernschild. Etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig, insgesamt jedoch wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. - VD17, 1:075007E (nur drei Nachweise). Versand D: 12,00 EUR Philipp Melanchthon, Polycarp Leyser, Loci theologici: Locorum theologicorum

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        The History of Great britain, being the life and reign of King James the Firdt relating to what passed from his first access to the crown, till his death.

      Richard Lownds, London 1653 - 4to. Pp (x),292, 8. Engraved portrait frontis. Engraved portrait of Sir Thomas Overbury. 2 further extra portrait plates of Sir Walter Ralegh and Diego Sarmiento de Acuna, Earl of Gondomor. Early calf, worn, re-spined. Title page lightly soiled. A tight, sound copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The jewel house of art and nature: containing divers rare and profitable inventions, together with sundry new experiments in the art of husbandry. With divers chimical conclusions concerning the art of distillation, and the rare practises and uses thereof.

      London: Printed by Bernard Alsop 4to (19.5 cm; 7.75"). [4] ff., 232 pp., illus.. 1653 Formulas, recipes, precious stones, agriculture, and industrial arts are a few of the topics addressed in The Jewell House. First published in 1594, this appears here in its second edition, which curiously has two variants of the title-page, with some spelling differences and each listing a different printer: One listing Elizabeth Alsop, the other Bernard Alsop! Same collation for both "editions." The title-page tells us the work is "Faithfully and familiarly set down, according to the authours own experience. By Sir Hugh Plat of Lincolns Inne, Knight. Wherunto is added, a rare and excellent discourse of minerals, stones, gums, and rosins; with the vertues and use thereof. By D.B. Gent." The DNB online summarized the contents of the work: "The first part lists 103 experiments, ranging from the practical to the fantastic. These include recipes for preserving fruit, flowers, meat, and water, and for a tooth-cleaner; a cheap way to erect a small bridge without the need to place supports in the water; a chafing dish to keep food warm without coals; how to keep garments free from moths; how to dispose of wasps and rats; a cement for mending glasses; and how to know what cards your opponent is holding. The second part deals with soils and manures, the third with distillations, the fourth with moulding and casting metals, and the fifth, entitled ‘An offer of certain new inventions which the author proposes to disclose upon reasonable considerations’, covers a diversity of topics such as the brewing of beer without hops, the preservation of food in hot weather and at sea, mnemonics, and fishing." The Jewel House is illustrated with => a good scattering of engaging in-text woodcuts. 20th-century medium brown calf, plain sides; round spine with raised bands, black spine label, blind-tooled center devices in four compartments. Age-toning, some brittleness to paper; a volume solid, useable, and fascinating.

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        Alleggiamento dello Stato di Milano per le imposte, e loro ripartimenti [..].

      per Gio. Battista e Giulio Cesare fratelli Malatesta 1653 In - Folio (cm. 34,2), legatura successiva in m. pergamena e angoli con titolo in oro su tassello al dorso, piatti marmorizzati e risguardi decorati; pp. [56] 792 [76] [2bb] in ottimo stato e fresche (leggerissimo alone alla sola errata e due bianche in fine); magnifica antiporta incisa in rame da Federico Agnelli (interessante per il panorama meneghino sullo sfondo), altre graziose illustrazioni in legno n.t. (capilettera, 11 finalini) e bordure ai titoli; iniziali anticamente ms. alle carte bianche, corto il margine superiore dell'antiporta (rimontata). Edizione originale dell'importantissima summa fiscale che per la prima volta codifica spese, tassazioni, esenzioni per il mantenimento dell'esercito nella Milano spagnola. «Non si conoscono altre edizioni di quest'opera notevole e sconosciuta alle principali bibliografie» [Piantanida 1093]. Cfr. anche Einaudi 966; Argelati I, I, 408; Predari 57; Hoepli 627; Binda 1226. Esemplare molto buono.

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        Teutschredender Owenus. Oder Eilf Bücher der Lateinischen Uberschriften des überaus sinnreichen Englischen Dichters Oweni, in Teutsche gebundene Sprache ... übersetzet, und mit etlichen Anmerckungen erläutert von Valentin Löbern. In Verlegung Zachariae Hertels

      Hamburg: George Papen 1653 PGMt. der Zeit mit Schnürchen, unpgn. mit zahlreichen Zierleisten, Kopf- und Schlussvignetten, 16°, Einband unscheinbar berieben und gelockert, Titelblatt gestempelt und mit alten Besitzerunterschriften, letztes Blatt fehlt, sonst guter Zustand.Alte Drucke

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        Graecorum Epigrammatum Libri Duo

      1653 - COTTUNIUS, Joannes. Graecorum Epigrammatum Libri Duo. Padua: P. Frambottum, 1653. Slim quarto, 18th-century full vellum. $2750.Early bilingual edition of Cottunius’ epigrams, with engraved vignette title page depicting Louis XIV receiving the book, three in-text engravings (one a duplicate), and woodcut initials and tailpieces.Joannes Cottunius di Verria, originally from Veria, Greece, was an eminent 17th-century Aristotelian scholar, holding professorships at the University of Bologna and the University of Padua. This collection of his epigrams, written to such noted personages as Louis XIV, Cardinal Richelieu, Anne of Austria, and Cardinal (later Saint) Bellarmine, was written in Greek and translated by Cottunius into Latin. Text in Greek and Latin. Owner annotations to versos of free endpapers; handwritten title to spine.Paper repairs to the first five leaves. Light wear to spine head, partially eradicating handwritten spine title, 18th-century vellum remarkably fresh and clean. Scarce.

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        Osservationi politiche, e morali sopra la vita di Marco Bruto trasportate dallo spagnolo dal Cavalier Nicolo Serpetro. All'Illustriss. &c.mo signor . Alessandro Cybo

      Venezia. Tomasini. 1653 - Cm. 16; pp. (16), 254. Cartonato rustico coevo con titoli calligrafici al dorso. Rara traduzione dell'opera di Francisco de Quevedo "La vida de Marco Bruto" pubblicata per la prima volta nel 1644 ad opera di Nicolò Serpetro da Raccuja, provincia di Messina. Solo muna copia competa in Iccu. Rarissimo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alleggiamento dello Stato di Milano per le imposte, e loro ripartimenti.

      Milano, Nello Reg. Duc. Corte, perGio. Battista, e Giulio Cesare fratelli Maletesta Stampatori, 1653. Folio. In contemporary full vellum. Title written in contemporary hand to lower edge. A few early leaves reinforced and a 1x1 cm hole in leaf pppp2 with loss of text. Ex-libris stamp (Ghislanzoni) to lower part of title-page. Otherwise a very fine, clean and crisp copy. (56), 792, 76 pp. + the engraved frontispiece by Frederico Agnelli.. First edition thus, being the hugely expanded second version of Cavazzi's famous fiscal analysis of the Duchy of Milan and of Lombardy in general (which had been under Spanish rule since 1559, and was to remain so until 1701), constituting one of the earliest proposals of government bonds in (what is now) Italy. Furthermore, the present work was Manzoni's main source of knowledge about the plague when writing 'Promessi Sposi' (The Betrothed).A much shorter preliminary work comprising merely 146 pp. appeared in 1647, under the same title. The present work is hugely expanded and is essentially a different work.Cavazzi here gives a thorough analysis of taxation and the general cost of public administration, which had become an exceedingly important issue for the city of Milan. Over a 25 year period, the debt of Milan had risen to uncontrollable heights and this is the first serious attempt to improve the city's economic status. Cavazzi occupies himself with duties on, among other things, salt, wine, oil, meat, flour, and horses and argues that the tax burden might be reduced through both efficiencies in spending and through raising of funds through the issue of government bonds. His proposal of government bonds predates the actual implementation, which did not happen until 1694 by the Bank of England. He furthermore proposes that the Duchy reduce the number of working licenses granted to foreigners who are not resident and refuse to accept citizenship. Carlo Girolamo Cavazzi della Somaglia (1604-1672), Italian economist and historian, wrote several other work on Milan the present being the most extensive. OCLC records just two copies outside Italy (British library and the University of Illinois).Einaudi 966

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        Sancti Bernardi melliflui doctoris ecclesiae, pulcherrima & exemplaris vitae medulla. Mit 1 gest. Frontispiz und 54 Kupfertafeln von J. Neeffs (= Neefs) nach Ph. Fruytiers.

      Antwerpen G Lesteenius & E Gymnicus 1653 - 3 Bll., 500 (recte 488) Seiten, 8° (20 x 17,2 cm), mod. handgeb. Pergamentbd. mit vergold. Rückentitel. Herausgegeben von den Mönchen der Abtei Baudeloo in Flandern zum 500. Todestag Bernhards. Es diente soäteren Bernhard-Zyklen als Vorlage. - Eine Besonderheit bilden drei Kupfertafeln, die ursprünglich mit dem falschen Bild bedruckt waren und dann wurde auf das falsche Bild der bis zum Plattenrand beschnittene richtige Kupferstich geklebt. - Paginierung Seite 13/14 wiederholt, 2 Bll. (pp. 45-48) fehlen. - Außerordentlich gut erhaltenes Exemplar in einem schönen Handeinband.

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        COLLEGII VERONENSIS Iudicum Advocatorum Doctrina, Natalibus, Honoribusque Illustrium Elogia a

      B. Merlo,, Verona, 1653 - in-4, pp. (8), 315, 1, belliss. leg. inizio sec. m. perg. con tass., tit. e fregi oro al d., piatti in cart. dec. Front. inc. in rame con lo stemma araldico della città e l'Arena sullo sfondo. Capilett. e fregi xilogr. Con 100 incis. n.t. raff. le imprese araldiche delle maggiori famiglie veronesi con la "matricola" dei nomi dei più noti giuristi veronesi di nobile stirpe. Ediz. orig. e unica di opera sui giudici e avvocati di Verona dall'antichità al XVII sec. Da pag.7 a pag.10 elenco alfabetico delle famiglie e bibliografia al fine. Opera rara e ricercata. Splendido esempl. a larghi margini in barbe. [108]

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        The Jewel House of Art and Nature: Containing Divers Rare and Profitable Inventions, Together with Sundry New Experiments in the Art of Husbandry

      London: Elizabeth Alsop, 1653. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. 19th century full leather, modest wear at edges, old private library label to base of spine, endpapers refreshed, old ownership marks to title and final page, pages browned at the edges, a few marginal marks and notes. Second edition, first published in 1594. (8), 232pp. Cagle 935, Bitting 373, Simon 1186 Part book of secrets, part citizen science text, Plat collected recipes, experiments, and useful and implausible suggestions into an enduring treasure of information, misinformation and anecdote. Food and drink items include: preserves, syrups, ypocras, and a machine for making hard-tack out of corn for the navy. It also includes this useful tip for preventing drunkeness: "Drink first a good large draught of Sallet Oyl, for that will float upon the Wine which you shall drink, and suppress the spirits from ascending into the brain. Also what quantity soever of new milk you drink first, you may well drink thrice as much wine after, without danger of being drunk." If I'd only had this advice in college... Size: 8vo. Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: CAT000260.

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        Osservationi politiche, e morali sopra la vita di Marco Bruto trasportate dallo spagnolo dal Cavalier Nicolo Serpetro. All'Illustriss. &c.mo signor ... Alessandro Cybo

      Venezia. Tomasini. 1653Cm. 16; pp. (16), 254. Cartonato rustico coevo con titoli calligrafici al dorso. Rara traduzione dell'opera di Francisco de Quevedo "La vida de Marco Bruto" pubblicata per la prima volta nel 1644 ad opera di Nicolò Serpetro da Raccuja, provincia di Messina. Solo muna copia competa in Iccu. Rarissimo. 611 / P

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        The Voyages and Adventures, of Fernand Mendez Pinto, A Portugal: During his Travels for the space of one and twenty years in the Kingdoms of Ethiopia, China, Tartaria, Cauchin-China, Calaminham, Siam, Pegu, Japan, and a great part of the East-Indiaes. With a Relation and Description of most of the places thereof..

      London: J. Macock, 1653. Some moderate marginal worming at the rear (also affecting the boards a little), gentle preliminary browning; overall an attractive copy.. Small folio, title-page in black and red; contemporary calf, spine sympathetically renewed in period style with raised bands, gilt panels and red morocco label. First English edition: one of the great travel narratives of all time, recounting the experiences of a Portuguese adventurer in the Far East over a period of 21 years. Although Pinto's claims to have been the first European to set foot on Japanese soil are erroneous (he was preceded in 1542 by the Portuguese adventurer Diego Zeimoto), he was nonetheless one of the first European visitors to Japan and is known to have visited the islands four times, was a prominent figure in the Jesuit mission to Kyushu during the 1540s, and was a personal friend and patron of St. Francis Xavier, indeed is credited with having financed Xavier's first Jesuit mission to Japan. Born in humble circumstances, Pinto departed Portugal in 1537 in a fleet commanded by the son of Vasco da Gama, and did not return to his homeland until 1558. During this time he traversed vast distances, providing rich first-hand accounts of India, Abyssinia, Malacca, Sumatra, Java, China, Tartary and Burma. By his own accounts he was shipwrecked, enslaved and sold on numerous occasions but invariably survived and even prospered as a merchant soldier in the Far East. Pinto first visited Japan in 1545, landing on an island to the south of Kyushu. Pinto returned to Portugal in 1558 and wrote his Peregrinação as an old man for the benefit of his offspring. The resulting text effectively blends rumour, fantasy and real-life experiences within a single enthralling narrative. First published in Lisbon in 1614 and translated into numerous editions, Pinto's book was understandably treated with suspicion by seventeenth-century readers. However, amidst fantastic descriptions and outright fabrications are rich and detailed first-hand accounts of Asia, making the Peregrinação a historical text of some significance. Henry Cogan, the translator of this first English edition of 1653, pitched his preface to a markedly sceptical audience and appeals to none less that Samuel Purchas as a referee for Pinto's veracity. Cogan boasts that 'the most curious wits, which delight in the reading of rare books, will, I beleeve, find all the satisfaction they can desire in this same of his; where, without so much as stirring out of their Studies, or running the danger of Shipwrack, they may traverse the Seas, view the goodliest Provinces of the World, entertain themselves with stupendous and unheard-of-things, consider in the manner of those people living whom we term Barbarians...' Further prefatory text exceeding four dense pages titled An Apologetical Defence corroborates incredible claims made by Pinto with the testimony of other reputedly sober and authentic authors. This edition is a product of its time, and Cogan elected to omit sections regarding St. Francis Xavier in sympathy with prevalent anti-Catholic prejudice.With the bookplate and tipped label of Hendersyde Park at Kelso.

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        The jewel house of art and nature: containing divers rare and profitable inventions, together with sundry new experiments in the art of husbandry. With divers chimical conclusions concerning the art of distillation, and the rare practises and uses thereof.

      London: Printed by Bernard Alsop 4to (19.5 cm; 7.75"). [4] ff., 232 pp., illus.. 1653 Formulas, recipes, precious stones, agriculture, and industrial arts are a few of the topics addressed in The Jewell House. First published in 1594, this appears here in its second edition, which curiously has two variants of the title-page, with some spelling differences and each listing a different printer: One listing Elizabeth Alsop, the other Bernard Alsop! Same collation for both "editions." The title-page tells us the work is "Faithfully and familiarly set down, according to the authours own experience. By Sir Hugh Plat of Lincolns Inne, Knight. Wherunto is added, a rare and excellent discourse of minerals, stones, gums, and rosins; with the vertues and use thereof. By D.B. Gent." The DNB online summarized the contents of the work: "The first part lists 103 experiments, ranging from the practical to the fantastic. These include recipes for preserving fruit, flowers, meat, and water, and for a tooth-cleaner; a cheap way to erect a small bridge without the need to place supports in the water; a chafing dish to keep food warm without coals; how to keep garments free from moths; how to dispose of wasps and rats; a cement for mending glasses; and how to know what cards your opponent is holding. The second part deals with soils and manures, the third with distillations, the fourth with moulding and casting metals, and the fifth, entitled ?'An offer of certain new inventions which the author proposes to disclose upon reasonable considerations?', covers a diversity of topics such as the brewing of beer without hops, the preservation of food in hot weather and at sea, mnemonics, and fishing." The Jewel House is illustrated with => a good scattering of engaging in-text woodcuts. 20th-century medium brown calf, plain sides; round spine with raised bands, black spine label, blind-tooled center devices in four compartments. Age-toning, some brittleness to paper; a volume solid, useable, and fascinating.

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        Hieroglyphica, sive Antiqua Schemata Gemmarum Anularium, quaesita Moralia, Politica, Historica, Medica, Philosophica, & Sublimiora, omnigenam eruditionem, & altiorem Sapientiam attingentia, diligenter explicata.

      Typis Sebastiani Sardi,, Patavii, 1653 - In-folio (322x220mm), pp (20), 440, (0), legatura coeva in piena pergamena con titolo manoscritto verticalmente in antico al dorso. Impresa calcografica al frontespizio incisa da Giovanni Giorgi con Mercurio che insegue Pan sormontato da cartiglio con motto "Fortasse licebit"; tale motto era quello personale del Liceto, che lo aveva adottato in assonanza con il proprio nome. "Lo stemma rappresenta. il Tutto della natura, il suo mistero, inseguito dall’uomo "di scienza" (Mercurio). Inseguimento continuo, perché la rappresentazione è quella di Mercurio che insegue senza raggiungere il Dio Pan. Lo stemma è accompagnato dal motto che illustra a mò di rebus il nome di Fortunio Liceti: FORTASSE LICEBIT. Tale assonanza di FORTUNIO LICETI (può darsi che un giorno forse sarà lecito ) indica il limite con cui procede il fatto scientifico, legato com’è a condizionamenti interni, storici, materiali, morali. Con il motto FORTASSE LICEBIT si enuncia il senso della misura in tutte le cose" (Aldo Agosto, Lo stemma dei Liceti" in Catalogo della mostra IV Centenario dalla nascita di F. Liceti 1577/1977, Comune di Rapallo, Canessa, 1978). 66 tavole riproducenti cammei con emblemi e simboli incise su rame n.t. dallo stesso Giorgi. Un ritratto del Liceto al proprio scrittoio inciso su rame a p. pag. sempre dal Giorgi (compreso nella numerazione). Iniziali e finalini ornati in xilografia. Dedica a stampa alla Regina Cristina di Svezia. Versi latini preliminari di Felice Osio, Baldassarre Bonifacio, Leone Allacci (quest'ultimo con testo greco a fronte). Timbri antichi di estinta biblioteca francese. Restauri al frontespizio e velature marginali ad alcune pp., bruniture. Sguardie rifatte. Discreto esemplare. Prima e unica edizione di questa singolarissima opera, l'ultima del Liceto, in cui egli prese in esame sessanta gemme incastonate in anelli appartenenti alla collezione di Pietro Stefanoni allo scopo di svelarne i reconditi significati, tracciando un'indagine che finisce per abbracciare il mondo dei simboli e degli emblemi nella loro più ampia accezione. Fortunio Liceto (Rapallo, 1577-Padova, 1657), medico e filosofo, deve la sua notorietà, oltre che ad un trattato di teratologia ("De Monstris"), all'opuscolo "De motu sanguinis, origineque nervorum" (Udine, 1647), diretto contro le teorie di Harvey. BL-XVII Century Italian Books, I, p. 487. Biblioteca Magica Casanatense, 752. Borroni, n. 12115. Brunet, III, col.1069. Graesse, IV; 203. Bruni Evans, n.3011. Caillet, n.6667. Landwehr, n. 486. NUC, vol. 331, p. 680. Vinciana, n. 2201: "Opera sui Cammei.". Wellcome, III, 514. Sinkankas, 3952: "Large, elaborate, detailed series of explanations & discussions concerning the subjects portrayed upon 60 engraved gems set in rings and shown in the engravings.". Furtwaenger, III, 404. Cfr. G.M. Del Basso, Fortunio Liceti erudito ed antiquario (1577-1657), con particolare riguardo agli studi di sfragistica, in: "Forum Iulii", XV, 1991, pp. 133-151.

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