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        The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation,

      London: By T. Maxey for Rich. Marriot,, 1653. Being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing, Not unworthy the perusal of most Anglers. Octavo (136 × 85 mm), without final blank R4. Early 19th-century half calf, spine gilt-lettered direct, divided in compartments by decorative rolls with gilt roundels between, marbled sides, sprinkled edges. Early 20th-century morocco backed slipcase and chemise by James Macdonald Ltd, New York. Engraved title vignette, 6 engraved vignettes of fish, 2 pages of music. Blank flyleaf inscribed "Robert H. Meyricke from his Mother Mary Meyricke Octr. 28th 1882"; book label to front pastedown. Short tear without loss in I7, a few headl.ines cut close and very rarely shaving a letter (M3), fore-margin of the leaf of music at page 216 shaved with slight loss, light waterstains affecting a few leaves, overall a very good, honest copy of a work that is often found defective or made-up. First edition of the most famous work in angling literature. "A first Walton confers distinction upon its owner " (Westwood & Satchell). There are various typesetting errors in the first edition, although corrected and uncorrected sheets seem to have been issued indiscriminately, with little significance to the priority of issue. In the present copy "contention" (a mistake for "contentment") is uncorrected on page 245; the bass voice of Henry Lawes' "Angler's Song" (p. 217) is printed upside down, the idea being for two singers to stkand opposite each other sharing the score (this idea is abandoned in other copies). The second edition was heavily revised and expanded by more than one third, "which gives to [the first] edition an importance other than that due [to] its priority" (Pforzheimer). "The Compleat Angler was conceived as dialogue between men travelling on foot who each represented a different recreation. In the first edition there were two, Piscator (fisherman) and Viator (traveller) … By this means the art of fishing was introduced, defended, and expounded: its strong precedent in the fishermen apostles of the New Testament was established, the detail of baiting for, catching, and cooking different kinds of fish was catalogued, and the whole was accompanied by aphorisms which would show the reader what it might mean to live well … [The work] has commanded huge popularity: it has been reprinted almost as many times as A Pilgrim's Progress" (ODNB).

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        Histoire générale des plantes, contenant XVIII livres également départis en deux tomes: Tirée de l'exemplaire latin de la bibliothèque de M. Jacques Dalechamps, puis faite françoise par M. Jean Des Moulins... Dernière édition corrigée...

      Lyon, P. Borde, L. Arnaud & C. Rigaud. 1653. 2 volumes. Folio (360 x 235mm). pp. (8), 960, (36); (120), 758, (30), with 2752 woodcuts. Contemporary calf, richly gilt decorated spines in 6 compartments. The second and last French edition of Dalechamp's famous herbal. The first Latin edition was published 1586-87 followed in 1615 by the first French edition. The present edition is the most complete one in the French language. "Dalechamp is considered by some authorities to have been one of the most erudite of the French botanists of the 16th century. His book is a compilation of the botanical knowledge available at that date, and is important as it shows another grouping attemp at a classification of the plants which he described. A number of woodcuts were especially made for the book from plants sent to the author by Lobel, l'Ecluse, and others, but for the most part were taken from previously published works" (Hunt 154). Dalechamp was a student of Rondelet and among his regular correspondents were Conrad Gesner, Joseph Justus Scaliger, Robert Constantin and Jean Fernel. First two leaves of each volumes have the outer margins somewhat browned, else a fine copy. Nissen BBI, 447.

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        A Way To Get Wealth. Containing six Principall Vocations, or Callings, in which every good Husband or House-wife, may lawfully employ themselves... Cheape and Good Husbandry for The well-Ordering of all Beasts and Fowles... [with] The English Hous-wife, containing The inward and outward Vertues which ought to be in a compleat Woman... [with] The Inrichment Of the Weald of Kent. Or, A Direction to the Husband-man, for the true Ordering, Manuring, Inriching of all the Grounds within the Wealds of Kent, and Sussex... [with] Country Contentments: Or, the Husbandmans Recreations. Contayning the Wholesome Experiences in which any man ought to Recreate himself, after the toyle of more serious business... [with] A New Orchard, and Garden: Or, The best way for Planting, Grafting, and to make any ground good, for a rich Orchard...

      London: Printed for E. Brewster and George Sawbridge [or] Printed by Thomas Harper, for John Harrington [or] 1653-54.. Five works published as one volume with a general title, 8vo, (ii); (xxvi), 84, 87-133, 136-188; (x), 68, 61-88, 98, 98-99, 92-188; (iv), 20, (vi), 126, (4); (iv), 92, (4); (vi), 56, (2), 69-112 pp, lacking one leaf (H3) in "Cheape and Good Husbandry" otherwise complete, with much mispagination as called for. Title page of "The English Hous-wife" with a closed tear to the inner margin, some minor browning, light damp stain to a few leaves in the first work, contemporary signature of "Ricus [Richard] Newton" and other later inscriptions to front blanks, one of which has had repairs to the edges. Contemporary calf with blind stamped rules and the initials "R.N." to both covers, recently rebacked. A compilation of some of Markham's most popular works, covering a wide range of country and household subjects, including animal husbandry, bee-keeping, cookery, distillation, the spinning of wool, hunting, falconry and planting fruit and herb gardens. Markham died in 1637 with an impressive body of work both literary and scientific, "...indispensable guides to the practicalities of Renaissance life" (DNB). Wing M612, M630, M638, M621 and L731. One of a number of issues of this collection, containing tracts that were also published separately. The final work, "A New Orchard and Garden" is by William Lawson, although it contains a section by Markham.

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        De Auctionibus Libri Duo: Quorum Prior Venditiones, Posterior

      1653. Matthaeus, Antonius [1601-1654]. De Auctionibus Libri Duo: Quorum Prior Venditiones, Posterior Locationes Quae sub Hasta Fiunt Exequitur: Adjecto Passim Voluntariarum Auctionum Jure. Utrecht: Typus Johannis a Waesberge, 1653. [viii], 465, [32] pp. Quarto (7-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary calf, gilt spine with raised bands, edges rouged. A few minor scuffs to boards, some rubbing to extremities with minor chipping to spine ends, corners bumped and somewhat worn, boards slightly bowed. Title page with large woodcut device printed in red and black, woodcut decorated initials. Some toning to text, internally clean. A nice copy. * First edition. This interesting treatise discusses the Roman laws related to auctions, judicial sales and public contracts. Matthaeus was a jurist, professor of law at the University of Utrecht and the author of the influential treatise De Criminibus (1644). A leader of the Dutch Elegant School of jurists and, to quote Wessels, "a consummate Roman lawyer and a great student of antiquity," his work was renowned for its erudition, literary quality and philological sophistication. He remains an important authority on Roman-Dutch law. OCLC locates 7 copies of this edition in North America, 5 in Law School Libraries. Wessels, History of Roman-Dutch Law 296. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 111 (6).

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        XIV. Boeken Van de Geldersse Geschiedenissen, Van 't begin af vervolghd tot aen de afzweeringh des Konincx van Spanien; waer van 't eerste Deel verhandeld de Land-beschrijvingh. Getrocken meerendeels uyt de Latynsse werken van den Heer Ioh. Isacus Pontanus...

      Arnhem., Iacob van Biesen., 1653. 34 x 22 cms, (16) p. met voortitel, gegraveerde titelblad, toe-eygeninghe, ladatio, inhoud. 1-116, (4), 1-596, (24) bladzijden. Enkele afbeeldingen in de tekst, 20 dubbelbladige kaarten en plattegronden. Uitslaande kaart van Gelderland, met op de vouwen aan achterzijde resten van cellotape, met op die vouwen onaangename verkleuring. Op voorblad oude eigenarennaam. Perkamenten blindgestempelde band uit de tijd. Met resten van toebindlinten. Exemplaar in nette staat

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        The English Hous-Wife, containing the Inward and Outward Vertues which ought to be in Compleat Woman

      London: Printed by W. Wilson for E. Brewster and George Sawbridge at the Bible on Ludgate Hill neere Fleet bridge 1653 London: Printed by W. Wilson, for E. Brewster, and George Sawbridge, at the Bible on Ludgate-Hill, neere Fleet-bridge, 1653. "Fifth" Edition". Small 4to. 188 pp. Bound in Nineteenth Century speckled calf, leather title labels, front joint starting, text toned, withal a nice copy.Bookplate of John Hodgkin. Wing M 630; This edition not in Cagle; Bitting p. 309 (not this edition, nor mentioning this edition)

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        An Humble Apologie for Learning and Learned Men,

      First (and only) Edition, viii, 263, [1]pp, 8vo, a good copy in recent panelled calf old style, London, T.M. for M.M., G. Bedell and T. Collins, 1653. Wing W.1048. Madan, Oxford Books, A Bibliography of Printed Works Relating to The University and City of Oxford, III, p.23 (item 2212): "Chiefly an appeal [for learning] on general grounds, but there is an historical section on pp.43-72..." Edward Waterhouse (1619-1670) was educated at Cambridge University but spent some years at Oxford in order to pursue his studies in the Bodleian Library. He later moved to Sion College London and it was during this period that he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society; eventually he became a preacher.Waterhouse's Humble Apologie for Learning and Learned Men was his first work. "My emulation is to propose Learning & Learned Men, as the Horsemen and Chariots of any Nation, and to discover that without them a People can expect nothing but Barbarity and Bestial Vulpinariness.. the More men are sunk in ignorance, and estranged from Arts and Sciences, the nearer come they to the life of Beasts and Savages: for unless the power of the mind, by which we are distinguished from Brutes, be by liberal sciences ordered and modified, all their virtue and nobility will degenerate into not only a likeness to, but into a degree of rudeness beyond beasts" (p.7) Waterhouse gives a survey of learning in Britain from the earliest times to his present, listing the colleges of the two Universities (Oxford and Cambridge) and giving historical notes (p.67ff). He goes on to defend the university and the scholar, particularly against the charges of unmanliness:"It is a vanity for men to hope to manage war well without learning, or Conduct from learned men, as grosse an one as for a blind man to boast of discerning the least imaginable Atom, without Organ or Medium thereto. I know there are many conclusive, that books Effeminate the mind, and by a kind of softness so Incandorate it, that no good look is reserved for Manly Acts.. But this is rather a Calumny, than a just Charge on Learning.. Experience tells us, that the greatest Actors and Actions that have ever been on this stage of earth performed, have been by learned men..." (p.126). Photograph available on request.

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        En kort berättelse/ huru man sigh i pestilentz tijder förhålla skal/ medh hwadh medhel man igenom gudz macht kan sigh för en sådan häfftigh siwkdoms anfall förwara.

      Såsom ock/ huru them står til at hielpa/ som igenom gudz skickelse/ aff thenne förgifftige kranckheeten befängde warda. Til thet gemeene mans/ och synnerligen thenne stadsens inwånares bästa stält. Sthlm, I. Meurer, 1653. 4:o. (20) s. Tagen ur band. Med bevarad gammal röd ryggremsa. Inlagan bruntonad, delvis ganska fläckig och med fuktränder samt smärre revor. Titelbladet med avrivet övre ytterhörn.. Collijn 685. Waller 7077. Första upplagan utkom 1638, denna upplaga föranleddes av pestepidemien 1652. Författaren (1609-58) adlades 1647 under namnet Palmcron

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        The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments Newly Translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised.

      London: John Field, 1653. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Full early blind tooled Morocco leather binding with silver clasps. Thick 16mo. Approx. 1200 pages. Red rulled throughout. Engraved title page. Red rulled throughout. The colonial pearl bible was named such due to the small size of the text. This book is very well know for the number of errors. Three owners name behind the title page. Internal hinges cracked in places. External binding is firm. Paper is browned and there is is one small hand written note in the text. Owners bookplate inside the rear cover. Edges and spine worn. A few small page sections are loose from the binding.

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        "squitinio della republica di venezia, d'autore incognito; squitinato da rafaelle della torre genovese." in genova, per benedetto guasco, 1653.

      Cm. 14,5, pp. (8) 546 (30). Fregio xilografico al frontespizio. Leg. strettamente coeva in pergamena rigida, dorso e nervi con bei titoli manoscritti. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Opera scritto in risposta al celebre testo antiveneziano anonimo apparso nel 1612, teso a sostenere la illegittimità del governo della Serenissima. Cfr. Piantanida (1028): ""Rara edizione originale..."".

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        Mathematicall Recreations. Or, A collection of many problemes, extracted out of the ancient and modern philosophers, as secrets and experiments in arithmetick, geometry, cosmographie, horologiographie, astronomie, navigation, musick, opticks, architecture, statick, mechanicks, chemistry, water-works, fire-works, &c. Not vulgarly manifest till now

      William Leake, London, 1653. Second Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. 1/4 early leather over marbled boards, corners reinforced with vellum. Worn and rubbed, front hinge split but attached by cords. Notes to endpapers, scattered light foxing, a few finger smudges, small section of worming to the bottom margin just touching a few letters; generally clean. The second English edition of this important book of mathematics, illusions, fireworks, and optics first published in 1624 as Les récréations mathématiques and often attributed to Jean Leurechon Brunet 7849 (French ed.). With the Description of the Use of the Generall Horological Ring and The Double Horizontall Diall by William Oughtred bound in at the end with a separate title dated 1652 and unpaginated. Lacking the rear endpaper. With a separate engraved title with a slightly different title. Immensely popular and influential, it passed through over 30 editions in thje 17th century, influencing the wave of popular mathematical books to come. [40], 284, [1], 285-286, [17] p. With in text illustrations throughout. Graesse 8.46 (French ed.). First issue of the second English edition. ESTC R217635 Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: 041376. .

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        DE LUCERNIS ANTIQUORUM [On the Lamps of the Ancients] reconditis Libb. Sex: ... Explicatis diligenter abditissimis Quaestionibus De Ignium causis, origine, varietate, duratione, motu, & extinctu: Dde Antiperistasi, Fumo, Cinere, Lentore, Mistis incombustibilibus, Brutorum Funeribus, & aliis Naturae Arcanis. Autore Fortunio Liceto Genuense .. Phil. Medico in Academia Patav. Theorico supremo

      Udine Italy (Utini): Nicolai Schiratti, 1653 but colophon 1652. Hardcover. Very Good. Copperplates (110 mostly large) + 10 full-page copperplates + 3 folding plates, one is a cancel stuck over another plate. Folio newer half brown pig (slightly rubbed) Titlepage with nice copperplate with PAX (peace) and her emblems flanked by 2 nude boys each holding 3 oil lamps + [18]pp dedication & other prelims with large woodcut headpiece of cherubs, flamingo-like birds, fruit etc. & large initial with bird in a branch) + 3-1280 Columns (ie. 2 numbers per page) + [27]pp indices & errata +[1]p colophon Dated 1652 with large female figure. New endpapers, one corner of a page repaired with tissue affecting only part of a few lines of side notes & 2 margins repaired not affecting printed area. Some offsetting or show-through from the plates and 4 pages with some soiling, other pages very clean and crisp (possibly washed but print & plates entirely dark and crisp). Now lacks 2 leaves (Vv 3-4): 2 leaves were removed from this place when it was rebound (binder's note in German) but these pages obviously came from ANOTHER edition as they do not complete the sense of the missing pages. The removed pages are tipped in to the rear endpapers. These are NOT the two pornographic pages (Pp6 & Bbb4) which are often taken out but are here present. *An extensive, well illustrated work on lamps using examples from the museum of Joan. Galvani engraved by Jo. Georg. The text includes how fire is used in religious and other ceremonies, and gives inscriptions, symbols and with elucidatory side notes. The first edition was less than half the size (small 4to) and had many fewer pages and only 17 woodcuts. The folio editions are thus prefered and are nearly a new work.

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        Agenda, Seu Rituale Osnabrugense, Ad usum Romanum accomodatum Auctoritate Et Iussu Reverendissimi & Illustrissimi Principis Ac Domini, D. Francisci Guilielmi, Episcopi Osnabrugensis

      Köln, Egmond 1653. 23 cm. (16), 622 Seiten mit gestochener Titelvignette und zahlreichen Holzschnitt-Initialen und Noten im Text. Festeinband, Halbledereinband um 1800 - Probst 457 - Grotefend, Osnabr. 971 - Runge, Osn. Buchdr. S. 232 - VD17 12:120567L - Interessantes Zeugnis der Gegenreformation. Die Agende ist das Ergebnis der Osnabrücker Bistumsynode von 1651. Sie enthält neben deutschen Gebeten auch einen volkssprachlichen Katechismus. Zahlreiche Instruktionen zur Laienunterweisung. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Deckel Schabspuren, Rücken Fehlstelle 2 x 4 cm ergänzt, S. 1-8 aus einem anderen Exemplar eingebunden, Lagen R und S handschriftlich, auf Vorsatz Besitzeintrag: "J. B. Homann. Lingae 1829. Sept." (Johann Bernhard Homann, 1784-1851; vergleiche Biogr. Handb. Osnabrück, S. 140) - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        Historia verdadera del rey Don Rodrigo, en la cual se trata la causa principal de la perdida de Espana, y la conquista que de ella hizo Miramamolin Almanvor, Rey que fue de el Africa, y de las Arabias

      Madrid - Melchor Sanchez, 1653 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early Spanish translation of the history of Don Rodrigo, Roderic, Visigothic King of Hispania, known as 'the last King of the Goths', and the conquest of the Iberian peninsula and Spanish mainland by invading Muslims. Bound in early if not original vellum. The title page is supplied in manuscript as shown. Missing the last two leaves of the table . This work has been dated and publication details from the title page of the Second Part. In Spanish. Translated from the Arabic by Miguel de Luna. A handwritten title page has been tipped-in to the front pastedown. Condition: The textblock binding is becoming loose in places. The hinges are held by two cords only. Pages 227-238 and 323-334 are only partially attached. There are creases and discolouration to the extremities. Internally the pages have some browning with background foxing and tidemarks throughout, prominent to the front and rear. There are occasional, marginalink inscriptions. There is slight chipping the page edges, prominent to the front and rear of the book, that does not affect the text. There is a closed tear to the fore-edge margin of page 237. There is a section missing from the bottom of page 231 that affects some of thetext. Overall the condition is good only..

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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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