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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 considerationsÂ’, 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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        Historiarum Galliae ab excessu Henrici IV. Libri XVIII. Quibus rerum per Gallos totâ Europâ gestarum accurata narratio continetur. Avtore Gabr. Bartholomaeo Gramondo, In sacro Regis Consistorio Senatore, & in Parlamento Tolosano Praeside. Amstelodami, Apud Ludovicum Elzevirium. MDCLIII.

      Amsterdam, Ludwig Elzevier 1653..

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        Noviliario de casas, y linages de España Dirigido al Glorioso Arcangel S. Miguel, Capitan General, y Principe de la Iglesia, y Protector de España.

      1653. . 1653 - Dado a la Estampa por el Licenciado D. Miguel Antonio de Avalos Hercilla y Llano. Valladolid? . 1 Vol. . Portada+19 H.+47 fol. Cuarto Menor. Pasta española. Genealogía / Heráldica / Emblemática / Iconografía , Siglo XVII . Primera y única edición de esta obra sobre la historia genealógica de las casas y linajes de España. Su autor era de origen encartado y buen conocedor de los entresijos genealógicos vizcaínos, pues la obra dedica amplios apartados a las casas de Salcedo, Salazar, San Martín, Butrón, Zamudio, etc., todas ellas de fuerte arraigo en el Señorío. A pesar de beber de las Bienandanzas e Fortunas, obra que el autor conoce bien, el mérito de esta obra radica en la actualización hasta el siglo XVII de los árboles genealógicos de los linajes vizcaínos. Libro de gran rareza, en la portada luce un grabado calcográfico con la figura de San Miguel Arcángel. Ejemplar encuadernado en pasta española con dorados y tejuelo en lomera.

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        Pratica que D. Manoel da Cunha Bispo de Elvas, Capellao mòr de S. Magestade, so seu Conselho de Estado, nomeado Arçebispo de Lisboa, fez no juramento do Serenissimo Principe Dom Affonso, que Deo guarde, nas Cortes que se celebràraó em Lisboa em 22 de Outubro de 1653, diante da Magestade delRey D. Joam IV, nosso Senhor, estando presentes os tres Estados do Reyno.

      Lisbon, Na Officina Craesbeeckiana, 1653. - 4°, disbound Caption title. Woodcut initial on p. 1. Final blank leaf, which is conjugate to the first leaf, almost detached. Page numbers shaved on first leaf. Overall in good to very good condition. 22 pp., (1 blank leaf). *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. The "Respostas" by Jorge de Araujo Estaço, with their own caption titles, begin on pp. 15 and 19.D. Manuel da Cunha, born in Lisbon in 1594, was Bishop of Elvas, chief chaplain to D. João IV, and finally Archbishop of Lisbon, where he died in 1658. He was a major figure in the restoration of Portuguese independence after December 1, 1640.*** Arouca C786. Barbosa Machado III, 213. Innocêncio V, 406-7 (without collation and with slightly different title); XVI, 167. Pinto de Matos (1970), p. 213. Fonseca, @Restauração 416. Palha 3292. Not in @Exposição bibliográfica da Restauração. Not in Trindade @Restauração. Porbase cites a single copy in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in CCPBE. Copac cites a copy in the British Library. WorldCat lists only the Harvard copy. Not located in Library of Congress Online Catalogue. Not located in Aladin. Not located in Hollis. Not located in Orbis. Not located in Melvyl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        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-INDIES. WITH A RELATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MOST OF THE PLACES THEREOF

      London, 1653. Large quarto. Contemporary speckled calf, neatly rebacked in matching style, gilt leather label. Outer corners worn. Ink notation to titlepage. Text moderately tanned, seventh leaf reinforced and repaired with tissue. Very good. The extremely rare first English edition of a classic travel narrative, first published in Lisbon in 1614. Mendes Pinto left Portugal in 1537 and did not return until 1558. During that time, Pinto visited Japan four times, claiming to have been the first European to set foot on Japanese soil, in 1543. He gives firsthand accounts of India, Abyssinia, Malacca, Sumatra, Java, China, Tartary and Burma. "Not only an account of his travels but a work of art, which is at once a picture of Asia, a relation of what he did and saw, a summing up of the Portuguese Empire, a vast gallery of portraits, and an encyclopedia of adventure both in the sphere of action and of the spirit" - Maurice Collis.

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        Philologiae Sacrae, Qua Totius Sacrosanctae, Veteris et Novi Testamenti Scripturae, tum stylus et literatura, tum sensus & genuinae interpretationis ratio expenditur. Libri Quinque. Quorum I. II. Generalia de Scripturae Sacrae stylo & sensu. III. IV. Grammatica Sacra, V. Rhetorica Sacra. Editio tertia, prioribus auctior.

      Frankfurt et Hamburg, Zacharias Hertelius 1653 - (44) 1495 (141) p. Contemporary Vellum, 4° (Glassius, 1593-1656, Lutheran theologian, one of the initiators of the Weimarian Bible project. His greatest scientific work is his Philologia Sacra.)

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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: 76×194 cm as assembled) by Caspar Specht after Justus van Broeckhuijsen (scale ca. 1:5600). Framed (107×220 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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        Commentarius ad Institutionum Juris Civilis Libros IV, Brevis...

      1653. Commentary on the Institutes by a Notable Dutch Humanist Zoes, Hendrik [1571-1627]. Andreas, Valerius [1588-1655], Editor. Commentarius ad Institutionum Juris Civilis Libros IV. Brevis, Analiticus, Methodicus. Quaestionibus Controversis PAssim Insertis: Cum Additionibus Perpetuis, Wx Jure Potissimum Consuetudinario Harem Vicinarumque Provinciarum, Auctire Valeria Andrea, Desselio. Louvain: Typis Hieronymi Nempaei, 1653. [xii], 758, [20] pp. Quarto (10" x 7-1/4"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges and later cloth ties, marbled paper pasted to boards, spine, with later lettering piece and gilt author name, colored to resemble calf, speckled edges. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, vellum beginning to crack through pastedowns, which have some minor worming, along with the hinges. Title page, with large woodcut printer device, printed in red and black, some worming to pastedpwns. Moderate toning to text, somehwt heavier in places. Neat early underlining in a few places, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Stamps to endleaves and a few other places. An appealing copy of a scarce title. * First edition. Zoes was an notable Dutch humanist jurist, later the rector of the University of Louvain. His commentaries on the Code, Digest and Institutes of Justinian and the Decretals of Gregory IX were highly regarded works that went through several editions. All editions of Institutionum are scarce. No copies of this edition located on OCLC. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 197.

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        Les Estats de la Couronne d' Arragon en Espagne ou sont l' Arragon Royaume, la Catalogne Principté, la Valence Royaume, et les Isles de Maiorque, Roy.me Par le S. Sanson d' Abbeville, Geog. Ord. du Roy. - A Paris Mariette, Rue St. Iacques a l' Esperance, avec Priuilege pour vingt Ans 1653 - Somer sulp':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Jean Somer(s) Pruthenus n. Nicolas Sanson d' Abbeville b. Pierre Mariette d.Ä. in Paris, dat. 1653 (1658), 42 x 54,2 Pastoureau, Les Atlas Francais XVI.-XVII. Siècles, S. 402 ff., Sanson V A 1658, Nr. 70; Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 187 (Jean Somer Pruthenus. Engraver working in Paris for Nicolas Sanson, Pierre Mariette and others. .). - Zeigt die Region Valencia, Aragonien (Aragón), Katalonien (Cataluña) mit der Mittelmeerküste von der französisch-spanischen Grenze bis Alicante sowie die Baleareninseln Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza u. Formentera. - Unten links Kartusche mit Kartentitel, Verlegeradresse u. Datierung in 13 Zeilen; darunter links Stechersignatur ('Somer sulp'). (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Krönungs-Adler. Deß . Fürsten und Herrn, Herrn Ferdinands deß IV. Erwählten Römischen Königs in Germanien . Herrn ( Kopftitel).

      - Kupferstich und Typendruck b. Paulus Fürst, 1653, 26 x 36,5 - Blattgr. 42 x 51 Seltener Einblattdruck. Drugulin, Nr. 2385 - Dargestellt ist Krönung Ferdinand IV im Regensburg Dom ( 18. Juni 1653 ). Die Szene ist umgeben von einem doppelköpfigen Reichsadler, in dessen Flügeln die Wappen der Kurfürsten eingearbeitet sind. Am unteren Rand des Kupferstiches die Stadtsilhouette von Regensburg. Unter der Darstellung 2-spaltiger Typentext. - Leider mit kleinen Fehlstellen in der Abbildung und im Typentext.

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        The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes

      London: Adam Islip, Joice Norton and Richard Whitakers, 1653. Bound as two volumes. 33.0 x 22.0 cm. Vol 1 pp. (38), 1 to 784, vol 2 785 to 1630, (34), many woodcut text illustrations. Bound as two volumes in 1/4 calf and marbled paper covered boards, vellum protected fore corners, heraldic bookplate on pastedown of both volumes. Lacking first and last blanks, lacking final 8 leaves (Table of Vertues and errata), occasional annotations and hand colouring, old repairs to one leaf of index, occasional marginal tears, one leaf with lengthier tear but without loss, slight dampmarks on first few leaves of prelims. Both spines have been renewed at some stage, probably using, early C19th labels. Although with some imperfections it is still rather a pleasing copy and being in two volumes does make it more manageable to handle. [Henrey 155].. 2nd Ed.. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.

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        Scripta in naturali et universali philosophia Historia naturalis & experimentalis de ventis

      Ludovico Elzevir & Francis Hack, Amsterdam & Leiden 1653 - 12mo. 2 vols in 1. pp. [xii] 336 + foldout 337-496; [xvi] 232 [xvi]. FIRST EDITION of first, and first Latin edition of second work. 1) Roman and Italic letter, head- and tail-pieces, engraved title page depicting three debating philosophers with various instruments (astrolabe, globe, sextant), printed title page with Elzevir device. 2) Roman and Italic letter, head- and tail-pieces, engraved title page depicting the creation of a tempest through magic. Light age yellowing, foldout plate torn with no loss, C19 ex libris on fly, in contemporary polished vellum, title written in brown ink on spine, all edges speckled blue. Gibson 223 "important collection"; 110a. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CELLE. "Fürstl: Residentz Statt Zell". Prächtige Gesamtansicht über die Aller.

      - Kupferstich von C. Merian nach C. Buno, 1653, 23 x 61,5 cm (von 2 Platten gedruckt). Fauser 2426. - Im Unterrand mit gestochenen Erklärungen A - Q.

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        Beschryving der stad Gouda. 2 delen in 1 band, Gouda / Leiden, Endenburg / Vermey, [1714].

      4°, geheel leren band uit de tijd, met koperen sluiting (een onderdeeltje van de sluiting mist). (24)+376+200+(4) pag. Geillustreerd met 2 stadswapens in houtsnede op de titelpagina's, voorts in deel 1 een plattegrond, een prent van het stadhuis door A. Lepelaar en een anonieme prent van het stadsslot. In deel 2 een anonieme prent van de Janskerk van buiten. Extra ingevoegd: een grote (34x48 cm.) prent door J. Goeree naar A. Lepelaar met de Janskerk van binnen. Goed en (over)compleet exemplaar. Nijhoff & Van Hattum 317. Ignatius Walvis (1653-1714) was oud-katholiek pastoor te Gouda. Op de titelpagina wordt hij vermeld als J.W. maar zijn naam blijkt uit de drempelgedichten. Deze zijn van J. v. H., Chr. Pierson, W. Hornius, F. v. H., H. Junius en C. Barlaeus.

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        Squitinio della Republica di Venetia, D'Autore Incognito; Squitinato da Raffaelle della Torre Genovese

      In Genova: per Benedetto Guasco, 1653. - In-8 (10) 546 (24). Piena pergamena coeva. Piccolo foro di tarlo alle ultime due carte. Buon esemplare. Volume piuttosto raro scritto in risposta al celebre pamphlet antiveneziano pubblicato anonimo, teso a sostenere la illegittimità del governo della Serenissima. Raffaele Della Torre studiò a Roma, a Bologna e infine a Parma, dove rimase fino al 1606, quando tornò a Genova e poco dopo ottenne il primo incarico pubblico, dando inizio a una lunga ed importante carriera. Nel 1624 fu sorteggiato governatore, trovandosi così a svolgere un ruolo importante durante il respinto attacco di Carlo Emanuele I di Savoia a Genova nel 1625. Nel 1628 alla scoperta della congiura di Giulio Cesare Vachero fu nominato consultore dei governatori che dovevano seguire il processo. Nel 1630 fu inviato a Casale per assicurare al governatore di Milano, don Ambrogio Spinola, che la presenza di un residente francese a Genova non era di per sé pregiudizievole ai rapporti con la Spagna; in realtà si stava verificando una svolta nella politica internazionale della Repubblica e il Della Torre si caratterizzò subito come un esponente di spicco del gruppo autonomista e filofrancese. Nel 1633 fu sorteggiato procuratore e nel 1634 partecipò alle trattative per la pace con i Savoia.Nel 1645 fu a Roma. Pubblicò nel 1651 il Dissidentis, desciscentis receptaeque Neapolis libri VI, commissionatogli dal Conte d'Ognate,[2] una ricostruzione della rivolta napoletana di Masaniello del 1647, e nel 1653 lo Squitinio della Republica di Venetia d'autore incognito squitinato. Nel 1654 le ripetute confische di imbarcazioni finalesi spinsero la Spagna a confiscare per rappresaglia i beni genovesi in Spagna, nel ducato di Milano e nel Regno di Napoli. Contribuì allora a indirizzare la diplomazia genovese nella difesa delle tesi della Cyrologia, attaccate da un libretto milanese anonimo (Gli affari del Finale con Genova.). L'anno successivo, dopo che era stato raggiunto un accordo diplomatico, diffuse il proprio punto di vista nell'opera Al curioso del vero. Anche negli ultimi anni della sua vita continuò ad essere consultato su tutte le questioni politiche di rilievo. La sua ultima opera a stampa, dedicata a Ferdinando II de' Medici fu il Restaurandae antiquae iurisprudentiae conatus, pubblicata nel 1666. Non gli riuscì, invece, di pubblicare le Historie delli avvenimenti de suoi tempi, in cui avrebbe voluto ricostruire la storia europea sino alla pace di Westfalia del 1648 e di cui aveva completato il primo volume già nel 1663, e materia di cui sperò anche la collaborazione del cardinal Mazzarino, tramite l'aiuto del fraterno amico Giannettino Giustiniani, quinta colonna del potente cardinale a Genova.Della Torre avrebbe voluto che le sue carte fossero trasferite segretamente in Francia subito dopo la sua morte per consentirne la pubblicazione, ma i Collegi ne disposero il sequestro.Alla sua morte, avvenuta nel marzo 1666, Giustiniani così lo descriveva a Hughes de Lionne (Ministro degli Esteri di Luigi XIV): « É morto il Seneca Christiano, il lume della Liguria, il più chiaro splendore di questa Republica, il signore Raffaele Della Torre, nell'età sua di 87 anni e mesi, alli 21 di questo con intrepidezza e franchezza incomparabili, dicendo che anche nel morire s'imparava, che essendogli sempre stata rappresentata la morte per spaventosa et horribile, la provava dolce, e tranquilla ». Piantanida 1028. Cicogna 897 17mo secolo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Commentary upon the Holy VVritings of Job, David, and Salomon: that is, These Five, Job, Psalmes, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs. Being part of those which by the Antients were called Hagiographa. Wherein the diverse Translations, and Expositions, both Literall and Mysticall, of all the most famous Commentators, both Ancient and Modern, are propounded, examined, and cencured. And the Texts from the Originall much Illustrated. For the singular benefit of all that bee studious of the Holy Scriptures.

      London, for Robert Ibbitson, and Thomas Roycroft 1653 - (10) 900 (11) p. Contemporary half Leather with ribbed back, rebound boards, Folio (some foxing throughout, lacks the half-title and the separate titlepage for the 'Song of Songs'. John Mayer 1583-1664, was a biblical commentator. His life was spent in digesting the work of former commentators on the Bible and adding notes of his own. He is most known for his commentary on the whole Bible which was published in 7 volumes. This work is the third volume and comments on Job, Psalmes, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Breue relatione d'alcune missioni de' PP. della Compagnia di Giesù nella Nuoua Francia del P. Francesco Gioseppe Bressani

      Per gli heredi d'Agostino Grisei, Macerata 1653 - FIRST EDITION. 4to. pp. [iv], 8, ff. 9-10, pp. 11-127, [i]. ? , A?, ?B B?, (-B1) C-Q? Roman letter, with some Italic. Large woodcut printer’s device on t-p, floriated woodcut initials, modern bookplate of J. A. Freilich on pastedown. Age yellowing, light browning and spotting in places. A very good copy entirely unsophisticated in contemporary vellum over thin boards. Exceptionally rare and important first edition of this work by the Jesuit Bressiani giving the first general description in Italian of the Jesuit missions in Canada among the Huron and Iroquois tribes. "Francesco Giuseppe Bressani published his Breve Relatione in Italian in 1653. It is the only part of the voluminous Jesuit Relations or Relations des Jésuites that is in Italian. It is a factual account of the years Bressani spent in New France as a missionary among the settlers and Native people. At the same time it is a vision of the possibilities of future Italian settlement in the New World. As a result Bressani's chronicle may be examined as a testament to his religious faith and to his imagination in constructing the image of a martyr." Joseph J. Pivato. Bressani was born in Rome in 1612 and in 1626 joined the Society of Jesus. In 1642 Bressani was in Canada where he first worked in the French settlement of Quebec and the following year was sent to Trois Rivières to the Algonquin mission. In April, 1644, on his way west to the Huron missions he was captured by the Iroquois who killed one of his Huron companions and then took Bressani, a French boy, and five other Huron captives south into the territory which is now New York State. They tortured him for two months, before he was ransomed by Dutch settlers at Fort Orange and sent back to France in November, 1644. The following year he was back in Canada working at the Huron Missions until their destruction by Iroquois attacks four years later. In 1649 a war-party of some twelve hundred warriors attacked Huronia. By this time many Iroquois had firearms which they had procured from the Dutch on the Hudson River, the Jesuits were forced to retreat east to the territory of Quebec. Bressani, however, continued to work with the scattered and fugitive Hurons for some months back in the original Quebec settlements. Only his failing health forced him to return to Italy in 1650. He opens his description with reference to Pope Urban VIII letter of 1638 that forbade the enslavement of Natives in the New World. As subjects of the missions the natives were recognised as human beings with souls that needed to be saved. It is clear that Bressani shared these ideals and enthusiastically followed them in his mission work. The Breve Relatione is organised into three parts. The first presents a very positive image of the missions: Bressani describes the geography and vegetation of Canada, and then deals with the Native people. The second describes the conversion of the Native people and the many difficulties encountered by the Jesuits who arrived to convert them. The third gives us graphic details about the suffering, torture, and martyrdom of the missionaries including the author. Bressani goes into great detail describing the society of the Hurons. He lists their food and feast celebrations, their communal singing and dances, explains marriage practices and compares them to those of the ancient Jews. He points out that in their system of government tribal chiefs are determined by succession by way of the mother's line. In their system of justice crimes of theft and murder are dealt with through fines and gift giving for reparation. It is clear that he admires these people for their honesty, hospitality, and inherent sense of right and wrong. He also describes the many obstacles the Jesuits encountered: the harsh climate, river rapids and waterfalls, the dangers of the journeys due to Iroquois attacks, the problems with the different Indian languages, conflict with the Indian medicine men, and the plagues which killed large grou [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [four lines in Greek, then] Vetus testamentum graecum

      Londini: Rogerus Daniel 8vo (17.5 cm, 6.9"). [8], 1279, [3], 186, [2] pp.. 1653 First edition of the Septuagint printed in England, edited by the scholar and Socinian controversialist John Biddle. Two issues of this edition are known to exist: This is a copy of issue B: Further, there are two states of issue B: This is the variant with 16 lines of text in the dedication. => The Greek type is small, but readable and elegant. This edition includes the Scholia, with a separate title-page ("In Sacra Biblia Graeca ex versione LXX. interpretum Scholia; simul et interpretum cæterorum lectiones variantes"); the Old Testament is printed in double-column format, and the title-page in red and black. Contemporary speckled calf, covers framed in triple blind fillets, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label (chipped) and blind-tooled ray decorations in head and foot compartments; sides with small scuffs and patches of mild to moderate discoloration, leather chipped at head of spine and nicked at lower front edge, spine leather showing thin cracks. Pastedowns and front free endpaper lacking, back free endpaper and fly-leaves partially excised. Pages trimmed very closely, in a few cases touching headers or first or last letters. Title-page with early inked ownership inscription, lined through. Occasional small ink spots, touching but virtually never obscuring letters; one leaf with three words corrected in an early inked hand; scattered instances of early underlining in colored pencil. Mild age-toning. => A landmark of Bible printing in England.

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        Hispanicae dominationis arcana per I. L. W. - Virgilii Malvezzi Marchionis Princeps, eiusque arcana: In vita Romuli repraesentata. Latinitate donavit Johannes Kruuss I. F. 2 Werke in einem Band.

      Lugd Batavor Apud Abraham Commelinum et D Lopez de Haio - Lug Bat Apud Elzevirios 1636 1653 - O-Ganzpergamentband, Einband Gebrsp., Buchblock etwas gelockert, auf dem Vorsatz Papierschild der Brown-Lindsay Library, Hispanicae: Kupferstichtitelkblatt mit der Abbildung dreier Männer (knapp beschnitten), (2) Inhaltsverzeichnis (knapp beschnitten), 208 Seiten. Marchionis Princeps: Kupferstichtitelblatt mit Darstellung des Romulus, ihn umgebende Raben und der Säugescene der Wölfin, (26) mit Holzschnittvignetten und Initialien, 139 Seiten, 12,7 x 7,3 cm. Buch 1. Der niederländische Humanist Weidner (1588 - 1655) demaskiert in seinem "Kompendium antihispanischer Vorwürfe" die "Geheimnisse des Spanischen Regiments". Er berichtet über die Greultaten der Inquisition, die Unterdrückung der amerikanischen Urbevölkerung, die Arroganz der Spanier in Portugal, Neapel, Belgien und Catalonien. Das Werk ist eine Reaktion auf die spanische Unterdrückung der Niederlande im dreißigjährigen Krieg. Buch 2. Jacob Bauer verzeichnet in seiner "Bibliotheca Librorum Rariorum" schon 1771 diese Ausgabe des Werkes Malvezzis als "Rarus libellus". Die Erstausgabe dieses Werkes erschien 1635 unter dem Titel "Ritratto del privato politico cristiano". Virgilio Malvezzi (1595 - 1653) geboren in Bologna wird von 1623 bis 26 in den Listen der spanischen Truppen in Italien und Flandern geführt. Anschließend bekleidet er mehrere Jahre einen hohen Posten in Bolognia. Ab etwa 1535 lebt er, auf Einladung des Duque de Olivares in Madrid am Hofe Felipe IV. Er war der erste Biographen weltlicher Personen, der zum ersten Mal "el interior ignorado" (Quevedo, Obras completas p. 1542) das Innere bis dahin ignorierte, miteinbezieht. Nach dem Fall des Olivares kehrt er nach Bologna zurück bearbeitet die Biographien von Coriolano und Alcibiades. 1554 stirbt er. (Agnes Delange, Criticón 2006, 61 ff.) Johan Jespersson Kruuss übersetzte das Werk Malvezzis ins Lateinische und schrieb das ausführliche Vorwort. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        HISTORIA ECCLESIASTICA della Città e Territorio e Diocesi di Vicenza, raccolta da. da Vicenza Pred. dell’ordine de Fri. Minori Cappuccini della Provinc. di S. Antonio.

      Rosio, 1653 (per i primi 3 libri) poi Bressan 1760-62 (per gli altri ultimi 3 libri), Vicenza, - 6 parti in 3 gr. voll. in-4, pp. (24), 295, (2); (8), 298, (14); (16), 320, (8); XII, 429, (2); (4), 458, (2); VII, 209, (2), leg. ottocentesca cartone con doppio tass. in pelle ai d. con tit. e fregi oro. Splendido front. inc. in rame nei primi 3 libri, sempre differente, con figure di Santi e Protettori della città, pianta e veduta di Vicenza (piazza dei Signori e Porta Monte), stemma araldico della città in rame alla dedicatoria. Al primo libro doppio front. in rame e una gr. tav. rip. in rame con l’indice e i ritratti dei Santi vicentini in edicola barocca. Fregi, iniziali e final. xilogr. Le ultime 3 parti furono pubblicate postume, morendo l’A. nel 1656. I libri II e VI sono leggermente più alti dei restanti. Belliss. esempl. a larghi margini completo in ogni sua parte, di estrema rarità. [205]

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        Commentarius ad Institutionum Juris Civilis Libros IV, Brevis.

      1653 - Commentary on the Institutes by a Notable Dutch Humanist Zoes, Hendrik [1571-1627]. Andreas, Valerius [1588-1655], Editor. Commentarius ad Institutionum Juris Civilis Libros IV. Brevis, Analiticus, Methodicus. Quaestionibus Controversis PAssim Insertis: Cum Additionibus Perpetuis, Wx Jure Potissimum Consuetudinario Harem Vicinarumque Provinciarum, Auctire Valeria Andrea, Desselio. Louvain: Typis Hieronymi Nempaei, 1653. [xii], 758, [20] pp. Quarto (10" x 7-1/4"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges and later cloth ties, marbled paper pasted to boards, spine, with later lettering piece and gilt author name, colored to resemble calf, speckled edges. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, vellum beginning to crack through pastedowns, which have some minor worming, along with the hinges. Title page, with large woodcut printer device, printed in red and black, some worming to pastedpwns. Moderate toning to text, somehwt heavier in places. Neat early underlining in a few places, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Stamps to endleaves and a few other places. An appealing copy of a scarce title. * First edition. Zoes was an notable Dutch humanist jurist, later the rector of the University of Louvain. His commentaries on the Code, Digest and Institutes of Justinian and the Decretals of Gregory IX were highly regarded works that went through several editions. All editions of Institutionum are scarce. No copies of this edition located on OCLC. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 197. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA ECCLESIASTICA della Città e Territorio e Diocesi di Vicenza, raccolta da... da Vicenza Pred. dell?ordine de Fri. Minori Cappuccini della Provinc. di S. Antonio.

      Rosio 1653 (per i primi 3 libri) poi Bressan 1760-62 (per gli altri ultimi 3 libri) 6 parti in 3 gr. voll. in - 4, pp. (24), 295, (2); (8), 298, (14); (16), 320, (8); XII, 429, (2); (4), 458, (2); VII, 209, (2), leg. ottocentesca cartone con doppio tass. in pelle ai d. con tit. e fregi oro. Splendido front. inc. in rame nei primi 3 libri, sempre differente, con figure di Santi e Protettori della città, pianta e veduta di Vicenza (piazza dei Signori e Porta Monte), stemma araldico della città in rame alla dedicatoria. Al primo libro doppio front. in rame e una gr. tav. rip. in rame con l?indice e i ritratti dei Santi vicentini in edicola barocca. Fregi, iniziali e final. xilogr. Le ultime 3 parti furono pubblicate postume, morendo l?A. nel 1656. I libri II e VI sono leggermente più alti dei restanti. Belliss. esempl. a larghi margini completo in ogni sua parte, di estrema rarità. [205]

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        Krönungs-Adler. Deß ... Fürsten und Herrn, Herrn Ferdinands deß IV. Erwählten Römischen Königs in Germanien ... Herrn ( Kopftitel).

      . Kupferstich und Typendruck b. Paulus Fürst, 1653, 26 x 36,5 - Blattgr. 42 x 51. Seltener Einblattdruck. Drugulin, Nr. 2385 - Dargestellt ist Krönung Ferdinand IV im Regensburg Dom ( 18. Juni 1653 ). Die Szene ist umgeben von einem doppelköpfigen Reichsadler, in dessen Flügeln die Wappen der Kurfürsten eingearbeitet sind. Am unteren Rand des Kupferstiches die Stadtsilhouette von Regensburg. Unter der Darstellung 2-spaltiger Typentext. - Leider mit kleinen Fehlstellen in der Abbildung und im Typentext.

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        [four lines in Greek, then] Vetus testamentum graecum

      Londini: Rogerus Daniel 8vo (17.5 cm, 6.9"). [8], 1279, [3], 186, [2] pp.. 1653 First edition of the Septuagint printed in England, edited by the scholar and Socinian controversialist John Biddle. Two issues of this edition are known to exist: This is a copy of issue B: Further, there are two states of issue B: This is the variant with 16 lines of text in the dedication. => The Greek type is small, but readable and elegant. This edition includes the Scholia, with a separate title-page ("In Sacra Biblia Graeca ex versione LXX. interpretum Scholia; simul et interpretum cæterorum lectiones variantes"); the Old Testament is printed in double-column format, and the title-page in red and black. Contemporary speckled calf, covers framed in triple blind fillets, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label (chipped) and blind-tooled ray decorations in head and foot compartments; sides with small scuffs and patches of mild to moderate discoloration, leather chipped at head of spine and nicked at lower front edge, spine leather showing thin cracks. Pastedowns and front free endpaper lacking, back free endpaper and fly-leaves partially excised. Pages trimmed very closely, in a few cases touching headers or first or last letters. Title-page with early inked ownership inscription, lined through. Occasional small ink spots, touching but virtually never obscuring letters; one leaf with three words corrected in an early inked hand; scattered instances of early underlining in colored pencil. Mild age-toning. => A landmark of Bible printing in England.

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        Dell'historia della Compagnia di Giesu'. L'Asia descritta dal P. Daniello Bartoli della medesima compagnia. Parte prima

      Stamperia d'Ignatio de' Lazzeri, Roma 1653 - In 4, pp. (4) + 904 + (8). Manca l'antiporta incisa. Bruniture alle cc. Legatura in?p. pg. coeva con mancanza nella parte inferiore del dorso e abrasione del rivestimento ai piatti. Edizione originale del solo primo volume - mancante della tavola - di questa ponderosa opera di Bartoli (il secondo era dedicato alla storia della compagnia in?Giappone, il terzo in?Cina). L'opera vuole sottolineare l'importanza nodale dell'impegno missionario negli obiettivi della Compagnia in relazione anche alle nuove scoperte geografiche. Bartoli si pone un compito storiografico basato sull'esattezza documentaria e insieme apre spazi a nuovi orizzonti in cui alla volonta' evangelizzatrice si uniscono il desiderio dell'avventura e quello del martirio. ITA

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        The Vertuous, Holy, Christian Life and Death of the Late Lady Letice, Vi-Countess Falkland. With some Additionals

      Printed for Rich: Royston, at the Angel in Ivy-Lane, London 1653 - First separate edition. Engraved frontispiece portrait by William Marshall. [2], 54 [i.e. 94] pp., paginated irregularly: pp. 1-46, 27-50, 31-54. 1 vols. 12mo. First published in 1648, as part of THE RETURNES OF SPIRITUAL COMFORT AND GRIEF IN A DEVOUT SOUL (Wing D2605). A "third edition" (Wing D2606), also of 1653, appeared under the title THE HOLY LIFE AND DEATH OF ?, but with an entirely different, expanded collation (see OCLC: 12730375). This (Wing D2606A) would appear to be the first separate edition of THE LIFE, and it is quite rare thus: ESTC locates only 2 copies in America (UCLA and the Clark Library).To add to the interest of this copy, the verso of the title leaf bears the engraved armorial bookplate of "John Newdigate of the Inner Temple London Esq: 1702". Wing (CD-ROM, 1996) D2606A; ESTC R19150 Eighteenth-century sheep, red leather spine label, lovely copy, early owner's initials on title page and inscription marked through at top edge Engraved frontispiece portrait by William Marshall. [2], 54 [i.e. 94] pp., paginated irregularly: pp. 1-46, 27-50, 31-54. 1 vols. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        TRAVELS OF SOME DUTCHMEN IN KOREA: With An Account of the Country, & Their Shipwreck on the Island of Quelpaert 1653.

      A FIRST & EARLY DUTCH ACCOUNT OF KOREA DONE IN 1653 - [London 1811, Longman].New half leather over marbled boards,good, pages 517-540, extracted from Pinkerton, translatedfrom the French into English. EXECPTIONALLY RARE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Speculum Solis, Das ist: Sonnen-Spiegel, Oder Kunstständiger, leichter und grundrichtiger Bericht von den Sonnenuhren, und was denselbigen angehöret, Vormals Durch M. Franciscum Rittern von Nürnberg in zweyen Theilen beschrieben, Nunmehr aber Mit dem dritten Theil, allerhand neuer Erfindungen vermehret und mit nothwendigen Kupfferstücken gezieret. Durch einen Liebhaber der Studii Mathematici. [i. e.: Georg Philipp Harsdörffer].

      Nürnberg: Paul Fürst 1652 (Kupfertitel: 1653). - Hln. d. spät. 19. Jhdt. kl.-4° (ca. 17 x 14 cm), 46 unn. Bll., mit einem Titelkupfer von Troschel, 2 (von 8) mehrf. gefalt. Kupfertafeln, sowie 10 (1 blattgr.) Textholzschnitten., 3 + 1 Teile in 1 Bd., beigebunden: Ders., Instructio instrumentalis quadrantis novi. Das ist: Beschreibung unnd Unterricht eines newen Quadranten, mit welchem man allerley Gebäw, Thürn, Höch und Länge, ohn einige Rechnung abmessen, Deßgleichen in den Graden der Gestirn Höch, die Minuten finden kan. [.] sampt einer Vergleichung beyder Uhrn, deßgleichen vor nie an Tag gegeben. Auffs neu aufgelegt. Nürnberg, Fürst o.J. (um 1660). 7 unn. Bll. - Titelblatt fleckig u. m. handschr. Besitzvermerk von 1820, Die beiden vollständig erhaltenen Kupfer-Falttafeln sind die Tafeln 4 und 5. Von 3 weiteren Tafeln u. der Weltkarte sind nur kleine Fragmente vorhanden. Durchgehend teils stockfleckig, bzw. gebräunt. 1 Talttafel m. alt hinterklebtem Einriss. 1 Blatt m. einem ca. 2 qcm großem Loch m. einigen Buchstaben Textverlust. Die letzten paar Blätter in der Ecke wasserrandig. ------ Erste Ausgabe der anonymen Neubarbeitung durch Harsdörffer, von dessen Hand auch der hier erstmals veröffentlichte dritte Teil stammt. Beliebte Schrift über Sonnenuhren, mit mehreren instruktiven Holzschnitten im Text. Die zum Aufziehen auf dünne Holzplatten gedachten Kupfertafeln mit verschiedenen Skalen für Sonnenuhren. (vgl. Kat. Reiss & Auvermann, Nr. 139, Pos. 3296). VD17 23:644473R und BV013097057. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Moyse sauvé, Idile heroïque

      New edition after the original published in 1653. Copies of Sainte-Beuve, with his signature on the cover page.Bound in full sheepskin textured brown. Back with nerves decorated. As an exhibit in brown morocco. Traces of rubbing. Good copy. Chez Antoine de Sommaville A Paris 1660 In-12 (8,5x14,5cm) (48) 184pp. relié

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        Historiarum libri

      New edition by John and Daniel Elsevir of Roman history of Livy, in publishing Gronovius. A title frontispiece in volume 1.Blond in full calf binding croisillonné late nineteenth signed Spachmann (English binding). Back decorated coffered frois. Cold framing nets on the boards. Gilt edges. Back slightly passed. Rich inner frieze. fine copy, fresh. Ex Officina Elzeviriana (Elzevir) Lugduni Batavorum (Leyde) 1653-1654 (24) 578pp. (12) et 651pp. (13) et 676pp. (12) reliés

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        Les Estats de la Couronne d' Arragon en Espagne ou sont l' Arragon Royaume, la Catalogne Principté, la Valence Royaume, et les Isles de Maiorque, Roy.me Par le S. Sanson d' Abbeville, Geog. Ord. du Roy. - A Paris Mariette, Rue St. Iacques a l' Esperance, avec Priuilege pour vingt Ans 1653 - Somer sulp':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Jean Somer(s) Pruthenus n. Nicolas Sanson d' Abbeville b. Pierre Mariette d.Ä. in Paris, dat. 1653 (1658), 42 x 54,2 Pastoureau, Les Atlas Francais XVI.-XVII. Siècles, S. 402 ff., Sanson V A 1658, Nr. 70; Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 187 (Jean Somer Pruthenus. Engraver working in Paris for Nicolas Sanson, Pierre Mariette and others. .). - Zeigt die Region Valencia, Aragonien (Aragón), Katalonien (Cataluña) mit der Mittelmeerküste von der französisch-spanischen Grenze bis Alicante sowie die Baleareninseln Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza u. Formentera. - Unten links Kartusche mit Kartentitel, Verlegeradresse u. Datierung in 13 Zeilen; darunter links Stechersignatur ('Somer sulp'). (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        The English Improver Improved, Or, the Survey of Husbandry Surveyed

      London : Printed for John Wright 1653 - 3rd ed. Old boards rebacked on modern leather spine. Red and gold spine label. Strong binding. Collated. [26], 274, Index [12] pp. Engraved title + 2 full page wood engravings + 1 partial-page wood-engraving. Lacks folding plates. Generally, clean and unmarked. Minor worming to initial leaves, near bottom margin. Closed cut on dedication page to the Lord Generall Oliver Cromwell. An important book in the history of English agriculture. "The greatest of the mid-seventeenth-century writers, Walter Blith, aimed higher [than Fitzherbert or Tusser]. Little seems to be known about him, but he brought to a profound practical experience an analytical and receptive mind, and the result was an agrarian counsel, embodied in his English Improver of 1649 and expanded in the English Improver Improved of 1652, which in almost every essential set the pattern of good husbandry until the days of Tull, and in many aspects pointed the fundamental precepts which still underlie good farming. Like every man in the forefront of agricultural thought, he saw much of his advice neglected during his lifetime, but more than a century later his analysis of the theory of plough design was still the standard; and today authority is busily publicizing the practices of ley farming of which he was the great advocate three centuries ago."? Trow-Smith, English Husbandry. Refs: Wing 3196. ESTC R16683. Fussell p.52-53.3rd ed. Old boards rebacked on modern leather spine. Red and gold spine label. Strong binding. Collated. [26], 274, Index [12] pp. Engraved title ("Vive la Republick") + 2 full page wood engravings + 1 partial-page wood-engraving. Lacks the folding plate. Generally, clean and unmarked. Minor worming to initial leaves, near bottom margin. Closed cut on dedication page to the Lord Generall Oliver Cromwell. An important book in the history of English agriculture. "The 3rd impression much augmented ; with an additionall discovery of the severall tooles, and instruments in their formes and figures promised, with a 2nd part, containing six newer peeces of improvement." The 1st edition came out in 1649, this edition is superior and much extended."The greatest of the mid-seventeenth-century writers, Walter Blith, aimed higher [than Fitzherbert or Tusser]. Little seems to be known about him, but he brought to a profound practical experience an analytical and receptive mind, and the result was an agrarian counsel, embodied in his English Improver of 1649 and expanded in the English Improver Improved of 1652, which in almost every essential set the pattern of good husbandry until the days of Tull, and in many aspects pointed the fundamental precepts which still underlie good farming. Like every man in the forefront of agricultural thought, he saw much of his advice neglected during his lifetime, but more than a century later his analysis of the theory of plough design was still the standard; and today authority is busily publicizing the practices of ley farming of which he was the great advocate three centuries ago."? Trow-Smith, English Husbandry. Refs: Wing 3196. ESTC R16683. Fussell p.52-53. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anatomical exercitations concerning the generation of living creatures

      London: Young, 1653. Harvey, William (1578-1657). Anatomical exercitations concerning the generation of living creatures . . . 8vo. [46], 566 [i.e., 556], [4, including blank N8]pp. Lacking blank A1; leaves A8 and a1 misbound after ¶8. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Harvey by William Faithorne (remargined as usual). London: James Young for Octavian Pulleyn, 1653. 170 x 110 mm. 20th century crushed morocco, gilt-lettered spine, endpapers renewed, binding somewhat tight. Light to moderate dampstaining, title a bit soiled and with a few early ink doodles, lower margin of title reinforced, but overall a very good copy. First Edition in English of Harvey?s De generatione animalium (1651), which contained the first fundamentally new theory of generation since antiquity. The work represents a major advance in the study of animal reproduction, ranking with the works of Fabrizio and Malpighi. Contemporary theories of generation, based on the work of Aristotle and Galen, had held that the fetus was formed by the action of semen on menstrual blood, but Harvey argued, based on his studies of developing chick and deer embryos, that all life arose from eggs (ex ovo omnia)?"he even denied the possibility of spontaneous generation. Harvey also advocated an epigenetic theory of fetal development?"?the additament of parts budding one out of another??"in contrast to the prevailing belief in preformation; Needham, in his History of Embryology, states that Harvey ?handled the question of growth and differentiation better than any before, anticipating the ideas of the present century.? De generatione animalium covers all aspects of conception and birth; its chapter on parturition was the first original work on the subject by an Englishman. Our copy includes the fine portrait engraving of Harvey by Faithorne, which is often missing. ?Many copies of the book lack the engraving, and may never have contained it, but no doubt so fine a work of art, which may have been done by Faithorne from the life, has often been removed by those collectors of engraved portraits who would rather mutilate a book than allow a gap to remain in their portfolios? (Keynes, p. 86). Keynes, Bibliography of the Writings of William Harvey (3rd ed.), 43. Garrison-Morton 467 (Latin ed.).

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        Historiarum Galliae ab excessu Henrici IV. Libri XVIII. Quibus rerum per Gallos totâ Europâ gestarum accurata narratio continetur. Avtore Gabr. Bartholomaeo Gramondo, In sacro Regis Consistorio Senatore, & in Parlamento Tolosano Praeside. Amstelodami, Apud Ludovicum Elzevirium. MDCLIII.

      Amsterdam Ludwig Elzevier 1653 - 1 (weißes) Blatt; 14 Blätter (incl. zweifarbiger Titel mit Druckermarke Rahir "M. 17"); 798 Seiten; 43 Blätter (Register); 1 (weißes) Blatt. Blindgeprägter Schweinslederband der Zeit mit Schließenfragmenten und allseitig gesprenkelten Schnitten. (18,1 x 12,5 cm) Kl.8°. Willems 1160. Rahir 1184. Berghman 1630. Copinger 1923. Graesse III, 133. Brunet VI, 23677. Lengertz 305. Broman 336. - Blindgeprägter, barocker Schweinslederband aus dem Kloster St. Zeno bei Reichenhall mit handschriftlichem Vermerk des Abtes Bernhard Rottenwalder - Zehn Jahre zuvor in Toulouse in Folio erschienen, hier die zweite Ausgabe, die erste (und einzige) bei Elzevier. Behandelt die Geschichte Frankreichs von 1610 - 1629. Mit einem ausführlichen Register. Zum Einband: Der blindgeprägte Schweinslederband über drei (eigentlich 5) Bünden mit Schließbändern, jedoch ohne die Metallteile und die eigentlichen Schließen. Das Leder wurde über Holzdeckel mit abgeschrägten Innenkanten gezogen. Auf dem Rücken handschriftliche Angabe des Verfassers und des Titels, sowie am Schwanz Fragmente einer handschriftlichen Nummer sichtbar. Innen kaum gebräunt oder fleckig, nur am Anfang leichterer alter Wasserschaden sichtbar, da die Schließen fehlen ist der Block etwas sperrig (siehe auch unter Provenienz). Nach Geldner (s.u.) "charakteristisch für die Reichenhaller Einbände ist die Verzierung der Rautenfelder mit geschwungenen Streicheisenlinien, die einen in die Mitte des Feldes gesetzten Stempel mit den Ecken verbinden. Diese Einbandgestaltung könnte stilistische Parallelen zur Salzburger Einbandkunst haben." Dies liegt nun hier gerade nicht vor, die Rollenstempel eher verspielt, wie auch die floralen Motive. Wir vermuten, daß es sich um eine spätere (also natürlich nicht "um 1475 - 1528", sondern etwa zeitgenössisch zum Druckdatum) buchbinderische Arbeit einer Werkstatt der Region handelt, die Zugriff auf die beiden, für das genannte Kloster typischen Stempelplatten hatte, und eigene Rollen- und Streicheisenverzierungen als Rahmen für die beiden Mittelteile dazu prägte. Zur Provenienz: Vergl. EBDB w002516 (Werkstatt im Raum Reichenhall, Oberbayern, möglicherweise auch aus der Klosterbuchbinderei des Augustinerchorherrenstiftes St. Zeno bei Reichenhall. Mit dem eigenhändigen Eintrag des Propstes Bernhard Rottenwalder (1621 - 1696) auf dem Titel: "Emit[to] me Bernhard[us] Praeposit[us] S. Zenoni." (= Dieses Buch habe ich, Bernhard, Propst von St. Zeno, freigegegen [im Sinne von innerkirchlicher Zensur] oder freigelassen [aus dem Besitz des Klosters verkauft/ verschenkt ???]). "Der ehemalige Lesehof von Stift St. Zeno in Bad Reichenhall ist ein zweigeschoßiger Bau mit Walmdach und schlichter Putzfassade. Das Gebäude trägt ein skulptiertes Wappen mit der Bauinschrift "Bernardus Praepositus Zenonis 1652"." Lt. Geldner in "Bekannte und unbekannte bayerische Klosterbuchbindereien der spätgotischen Zeit" war die Binderei "um 1475 - 1528" tätig, was aber nicht ausschließt, daß einzelne Platten dort oder in der Umgebung auch wesentlich später noch weiter genutzt wurden. Die recto verwendete Platte mit dem Christus-Monogramm "IHS mit Kreuz und Strahlenkranz" (EBDB p002489, bzw. EBDB s030572) und die verso eingeprägte "Mondsichel-Madonna mit dem Kind im Strahlenkranz" (EBDB p002490, bzw. EBDB s030573) finden sich jedenfalls auch auf einer Inkunabel (ISTC ib01011400) der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek (Sign.: 2 Inc.c.a. 3300 b) wieder und werden von der Einbanddatenbank wie folgt zugeschrieben: "EBDB w004177", bzw. "EBDB w003895" (= "Reichenhall ? Landschaft Bayern (Oberbayern) Land Deutschland Wirkungszeit 16. Jh."). Modernes Exlibris auf dem vorderen Innendeckel: "Kerkenbusch". anmerkung: "Rottenwalder, Bernhard ( - 1696) Datensatzkennung cnp00409859 Ansetzung Rottenwalder, Bernhard [GyFmDB] Biographische Daten -1696 Link (h t t p : / / ) thesaurus.cerl. o r g/record/cnp00409859 Letzte Änderung: 2004-07-06 Quellen Werke Rectissime ipsa divina Veritas Christus arboribus comparavit ho [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anatomical exercitations concerning the generation of living creatures.

      Young, London 1653 - Harvey, William (1578-1657). Anatomical exercitations concerning the generation of living creatures . . . 8vo. [46], 566 [i.e., 556], [4, including blank N8]pp. Lacking blank A1; leaves A8 and a1 misbound after 8. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Harvey by William Faithorne (remargined as usual). London: James Young for Octavian Pulleyn, 1653. 170 x 110 mm. 20th century crushed morocco, gilt-lettered spine, endpapers renewed, binding somewhat tight. Light to moderate dampstaining, title a bit soiled and with a few early ink doodles, lower margin of title reinforced, but overall a very good copy. First Edition in English of Harvey’s De generatione animalium (1651), which contained the first fundamentally new theory of generation since antiquity. The work represents a major advance in the study of animal reproduction, ranking with the works of Fabrizio and Malpighi. Contemporary theories of generation, based on the work of Aristotle and Galen, had held that the fetus was formed by the action of semen on menstrual blood, but Harvey argued, based on his studies of developing chick and deer embryos, that all life arose from eggs (ex ovo omnia)—he even denied the possibility of spontaneous generation. Harvey also advocated an epigenetic theory of fetal development—"the additament of parts budding one out of another"—in contrast to the prevailing belief in preformation; Needham, in his History of Embryology, states that Harvey "handled the question of growth and differentiation better than any before, anticipating the ideas of the present century." De generatione animalium covers all aspects of conception and birth; its chapter on parturition was the first original work on the subject by an Englishman. Our copy includes the fine portrait engraving of Harvey by Faithorne, which is often missing. "Many copies of the book lack the engraving, and may never have contained it, but no doubt so fine a work of art, which may have been done by Faithorne from the life, has often been removed by those collectors of engraved portraits who would rather mutilate a book than allow a gap to remain in their portfolios" (Keynes, p. 86). Keynes, Bibliography of the Writings of William Harvey (3rd ed.), 43. Garrison-Morton 467 (Latin ed.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyagien, behelsende een historie van de oorspronckelijcke ende tegenwoordige standt des Turcksen rijcks: hare wetten/ regeeringe/ politie/ krijghs-macht/ hooven van justitie/ ende koophandel. Als mede, van Egypten . Neffens een beschrijvinge van het H. Landt . Eyndelyck, Italien beschreven met hare nabuerighe eylanden; als Cyprus/ Creta/ Malta/ Sicilia/ de Aolische eylanden; van Roomen/ Venetien/ Napels/ Syracusa/ Mesena/ Aetna/ Scylla/ ende Charybdis/ etc. Uyt 't Engels vertaelt door J. G(lazemaker).

      - Amsterdam, Jacob Beniamin,1653.4to. Later marbled boards. With engraved title, 3 engraved plates and 26 full or half-page engravings in the text. 292 pp.First Dutch edition, first published in London in 1615: A relation of a journey begun A.Dom. 1610. - George Sandys (1578-1644) was the son of the Archbishop of York and a literary figure of some standing. In 1609 he set sail for the East and he spent the next year travelling in Turkey, Egypt and Palestine and later studied antiquities in Rome. His observations first appeared in English in 1615 and his text was soon regarded as a special authority on the Levant. He has been called the first 'classical tourist' of England. Sandys also was interested in colonial promotion, and was one of the undertakers named in the third charter of the Virginia Company in 1611, and later treasurer and a member of the Council. This book also became popular in the Netherlands and was several times republished. - A fine clean copy.Tiele 959; Cat. NHSM I, p.255; Blackmer Collection 1484 (English edition); Atabey Collection 1087 (English edition); Weber 245; Röhricht p.232; Ibrahim-Hilmy p.210; O'Neill, The Ömer Koç Collection, 37 (English ed.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reis naar de legerplaats van den Grooten Emir, en beschrijving van de zeeden en gewoonten der woestijn-bewoonende Arabieren ... Tweede druk.Dordrecht, A. Blussé & Zoon, 1802. 8vo. With 3 full-page engraved plates and 1 engraved illustration in text. Contemporary gold-tooled half calf, shell-marbled sides.

      This edition not in Atabey; Blackmer; KVK; NCC; Saalmink; Tiele; WorldCat. A surprisingly rare re-issue of the first Dutch edition of D'Arvieux's Voyage, translated by Gerard Kuipers. Dressed in local costume, D'Arvieux travelled widely in the Levant and was well-versed in Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Hebrew and Syriac languages. He resided in Sidon (or Saïda) from 1653 to 1664, when he was sent on a mission to the Arabs of Mount Carmel, which is narrated in the present work. The account includes a general description of the traditions and customs of nomadic tribes and is illustrated with 3 fine plates. The first edition was edited and posthumously published by Jean La Roque in 1717. The present Dutch edition is a re-issue with a new title-page of the 1780 edition, printed from the same setting of type, and apparently unrecorded.Binding with some light wear, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Historiarum Galliae ab excessu Henrici IV. Libri XVIII. Quibus rerum per Gallos tota Europa gestarum accurata narratio continetur. Avtore Gabr. Bartholomaeo Gramondo, In sacro Regis Consistorio Senatore, & in Parlamento Tolosano Praeside. Amstelodami, Apud Ludovicum Elzevirium. MDCLIII.

      Amsterdam, Ludwig Elzevier 1653.. 1 (weißes) Blatt; 14 Blätter (incl. zweifarbiger Titel mit Druckermarke Rahir "M. 17"); 798 Seiten; 43 Blätter (Register); 1 (weißes) Blatt. Blindgeprägter Schweinslederband der Zeit mit Schließenfragmenten und allseitig gesprenkelten Schnitten. (18,1 x 12,5 cm) Kl.8°.. Willems 1160. Rahir 1184. Berghman 1630. Copinger 1923. Graesse III, 133. Brunet VI, 23677. Lengertz 305. Broman 336. - Blindgeprägter, barocker Schweinslederband aus dem Kloster St. Zeno bei Reichenhall mit handschriftlichem Vermerk des Abtes Bernhard Rottenwalder - Zehn Jahre zuvor in Toulouse in Folio erschienen, hier die zweite Ausgabe, die erste (und einzige) bei Elzevier. Behandelt die Geschichte Frankreichs von 1610 - 1629. Mit einem ausführlichen Register. Zum Einband: Der blindgeprägte Schweinslederband über drei (eigentlich 5) Bünden mit Schließbändern, jedoch ohne die Metallteile und die eigentlichen Schließen. Das Leder wurde über Holzdeckel mit abgeschrägten Innenkanten gezogen. Auf dem Rücken handschriftliche Angabe des Verfassers und des Titels, sowie am Schwanz Fragmente einer handschriftlichen Nummer sichtbar. Innen kaum gebräunt oder fleckig, nur am Anfang leichterer alter Wasserschaden sichtbar, da die Schließen fehlen ist der Block etwas sperrig (siehe auch unter Provenienz). Nach Geldner (s.u.) "charakteristisch für die Reichenhaller Einbände ist die Verzierung der Rautenfelder mit geschwungenen Streicheisenlinien, die einen in die Mitte des Feldes gesetzten Stempel mit den Ecken verbinden. Diese Einbandgestaltung könnte stilistische Parallelen zur Salzburger Einbandkunst haben." Dies liegt nun hier gerade nicht vor, die Rollenstempel eher verspielt, wie auch die floralen Motive. Wir vermuten, daß es sich um eine spätere (also natürlich nicht "um 1475 - 1528", sondern etwa zeitgenössisch zum Druckdatum) buchbinderische Arbeit einer Werkstatt der Region handelt, die Zugriff auf die beiden, für das genannte Kloster typischen Stempelplatten hatte, und eigene Rollen- und Streicheisenverzierungen als Rahmen für die beiden Mittelteile dazu prägte. Zur Provenienz: Vergl. EBDB w002516 (Werkstatt im Raum Reichenhall, Oberbayern, möglicherweise auch aus der Klosterbuchbinderei des Augustinerchorherrenstiftes St. Zeno bei Reichenhall. Mit dem eigenhändigen Eintrag des Propstes Bernhard Rottenwalder (1621 - 1696) auf dem Titel: "Emit[to] me Bernhard[us] Praeposit[us] S. Zenoni." (= Dieses Buch habe ich, Bernhard, Propst von St. Zeno, freigegegen [im Sinne von innerkirchlicher Zensur] oder freigelassen [aus dem Besitz des Klosters verkauft/ verschenkt ???]). "Der ehemalige Lesehof von Stift St. Zeno in Bad Reichenhall ist ein zweigeschoßiger Bau mit Walmdach und schlichter Putzfassade. Das Gebäude trägt ein skulptiertes Wappen mit der Bauinschrift "Bernardus Praepositus Zenonis 1652"." Lt. Geldner in "Bekannte und unbekannte bayerische Klosterbuchbindereien der spätgotischen Zeit" war die Binderei "um 1475 - 1528" tätig, was aber nicht ausschließt, daß einzelne Platten dort oder in der Umgebung auch wesentlich später noch weiter genutzt wurden. Die recto verwendete Platte mit dem Christus-Monogramm "IHS mit Kreuz und Strahlenkranz" (EBDB p002489, bzw. EBDB s030572) und die verso eingeprägte "Mondsichel-Madonna mit dem Kind im Strahlenkranz" (EBDB p002490, bzw. EBDB s030573) finden sich jedenfalls auch auf einer Inkunabel (ISTC ib01011400) der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek (Sign.: 2 Inc.c.a. 3300 b) wieder und werden von der Einbanddatenbank wie folgt zugeschrieben: "EBDB w004177", bzw. "EBDB w003895" (= "Reichenhall ? Landschaft Bayern (Oberbayern) Land Deutschland Wirkungszeit 16. Jh."). Modernes Exlibris auf dem vorderen Innendeckel: "Kerkenbusch". anmerkung: "Rottenwalder, Bernhard ( - 1696) Datensatzkennung cnp00409859 Ansetzung Rottenwalder, Bernhard [GyFmDB] Biographische Daten -1696 Link (h t t p : / / ) thesaurus.cerl. o r g/record/cnp00409859 Letzte Änderung: 2004-07-06 Quellen Werke Rectissime ipsa divina Veritas Christus arboribus comparavit homines ... - 1696 Namensvarianten Rottenwalder, Bernardus" * Zahlung mit VISA/ MASTERCARD möglich. Versand mit Deutsche Post oder DHL. *

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        Perv

      Amsterdam 1653 - Size : 379x488 (mm), 14.875x19.25 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring

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        The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, being a discourse of Fish and Fishing, not unworthy the perusal of most anglers

      London: Printed by T. Maxey for Rich. Marriot, 1653. First edition. Engraved cartouche of fish on title, ten engraved vignettes of fish in text. Title within engraved piscatorial cartouche, 6 engravings of fish within text variously attributed to Lombart, Faithorne or Vaughan, 2 pages of music for "The Angler's Song" by Henry Lawes with one page printed upside down as intended to enable two singers to sing facing each other, type-ornament headpieces, woodcut initial. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Bound without terminal blank R4; leaves F4, Q5-8 and R1-3 in facsimile, a few headlines just shaved; washed and pressed. Early 20th-century olive morocco gilt, paneled sides with corner fleurons and central lozenge, gilt spine with two red leather labels, edges gilt on the rough. In red morocco-backed slipcase with chemise, spine tooled in gilt with crest and motto "veritas", by James McDonald, New York. First edition. Engraved cartouche of fish on title, ten engraved vignettes of fish in text. Title within engraved piscatorial cartouche, 6 engravings of fish within text variously attributed to Lombart, Faithorne or Vaughan, 2 pages of music for "The Angler's Song" by Henry Lawes with one page printed upside down as intended to enable two singers to sing facing each other, type-ornament headpieces, woodcut initial. 1 vols. Small 8vo. The First Walton. First edition of a landmark of English literature. The present copy has A3r in uncorrected state and displays most other errors as noted by Horne (although p. 114 reading VVhen not VVien); p. 245 (with a notorious error) is here in facsimile in the corrected state. The First edition of Walton's perennially popular and never out-of-print angling classic has always been difficult to find. Its tremendous appreciation in value over the last twenty years is an indication of how few copies indeed remain, outside of permanent collections, as well as how relentlessly it is still pursued by collectors.

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        Puritan Commonwealth Bible - 1653

      - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abschied und Fischer Ordnung/ So die Benachbarte Herrschafften/ denen die Fischentzen/ Under und Oberhalb der Statt Ulm/ an der Thonaw/ und den Wassern darein fliessendt/ zugehören/ in diesem Sechzehenhundert und Drey und Fünffzigsten Jahr/ umb Gemeines Nutzes willen/ wider auff zehen Jahr lang/ die Nächsten/ zu halten gesetzt/ Prorogiert, Ernewert und geordnet haben.

      Ulm, Balthasar Kühne 1653.. Mit gr. Titelholzschnitt und 2 Textholzschnitten. 31 S. HLwd. um 1850. 4°. 17,4 x 15,3 cm.. Schmitt/Appenzeller, Balthasar Kühn 147; nicht im VD 17 (das allerdings eine Ausgabe von 1626 bei Saur kennt, vgl. 1:700332Y); für mich nur ein Exemplar im Ulmer Stadtarchiv nachweisbar, sonst für mich bibliographisch nicht zu ermitteln. - Der Titelholzschnitt zeigt einen Fisch, Kescher, Korbreuse, wohl einen Muschelsieb und eine sogenannte Lyster, ein Fanggerät für Aale. Einer der Textholzschnitte zeigt einen weiteren Fisch zur Illustration eines noch nicht das Fangmaß habenden Tieres. - Der einfache Einband etwas berieben und mit kl. Verlusten am Deckenbezug. Vorderer Spiegel mit handschriftl. Eintrag: "Hafner. In Ulm auf dem alten Markt gekauft anno 1856". Tls. etwas gebräunt.

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        An Ordinance Declaring that the Proceedings in Case of Murther in Ireland shall Bee as Formerly

      William du -Gard, Henry Hills, Printers to His Highness the High Protector - . 4pp. Pamphlet. Printed in 1653. Text in black letter. Rare. Only one known copy in Ireland and US. Keywords: Irish History, Parliament, Commonwealth and Protectorate,1649-1660, Politics and Government, Crime and Punishment. First edition copy. . . . . [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Moyen Universel de Pratiquer la Perspective sur les Tableaux

      1653. BOSSE, A[braham]. Moyen Universel de Pratiquer la Perspective sur les Tableaux. [2], 80 pp. Illustrated with additional engraved title, an engraved title-page for the explanation of the plates (verso is plate one), plus 32 engraved plates, two of which are folding. 8vo., 210 x 130 mm, bound in contemporary speckled French calf, red morocco spine label stamped in gilt. Paris: chez l'auteur, 1653. BOUND WITH: Le peintre converty aux precises et universelles regles de son art. [8], 72 pp. Illustrated with an engraved dedication. Paris: chez l'auteur, 1667. First Edition of each work. A single bound volume of works on perspective and painting by the prolific author on the subjects, Abraham Bosse (1602-1676). Moyen Universel furthered Bosse's controversial promotion of the artistic theories of the French geometer Girard Desargues (1591-1661), who emphasized the importance of an artist's technical understanding of perspective. In it, Bosse discusses and illustrates the application of perspective to the complicated anamorphic designs on vaults and ceilings. Bosse's views lead to his famous dispute with Charles Le Brun, who preferred to deemphasize the technical aspects of art, believing more in an inherent genius that made an artist great. The dispute would end in Bosse's expulsion from the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, an institution he helped found. The second work, Le peintre converty, appropriately bound with Moyen Universel, presents a discussion between representatives of different arts on the importance of perspective in each of their disciplines. This is followed by addresses discussing why Bosse believed he was removed from the Académie Royale. Joints a little rubbed and some light toning, overall a handsome copy of two books that together nicely illuminate this well known artistic debate. PROVENANCE: Jacques Laget with his ex-libris on the front paste-down; École Saint Geneviève with their unobtrusive red library stamp on the first title. Massey, The Treatise on Perspective 53-54 (Hubert Damisch's A Tale of Two Sides). Berlin Katalog 2381. Millard, French 33.

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        Wismaria." "Rostochivm." 2 Gesamtansichten auf 1 Blatt

      Kupferstich aus Merian 1653. 29x36.8 cm. zusammen - Beide Ansichten mit hübscher Schiffsstaffage. Oben bis zur Einfassungslinie beschnitten.

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        ROSTOCK: Gesamtansicht, um 1653, Kupferstich, 26x65 cm

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