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         Carte des trois Arabies.

      Paris Pierre Mariette 1654 398 x 484 mm. L'une des plus belles cartes de la péninsule arabique, et sans doute la première qui lui soit uniquement consacrée. La péninsule est divisée en trois Arabies : l'Arabie Pétrée (Jordanie), l'Arabie Déserte (Arabie Saoudite) et l'Arabie Heureuse (Yémen). Reconnu comme le fondateur de la cartographie française, Nicolas Sanson quitta sa ville natale d'Abbeville pour Paris, où il rencontra Richelieu en 1627. Ce dernier, très impressionné par son oeuvre cartographique, le présenta au roi Louis XIII qui le nomma Géographe Ordinaire du Roi. Il fut le premier, en France, à concevoir un atlas mondial et publia près de trois cents cartes. Très bel exemplaire aux contours aquarellés à l'époque. Pastoureau, SANSON V A, 6 ; Al Ankary, p. 196.

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        [THE] IDOL OF THE CLOVVNES, OR INSURRECTION OF WAT THE TYLER, WITH HIS FELLOW KINGS OF THE COMMONS, AGAINST THE ENGLISH CHURCH, THE KING, THE LAWES, NOBILITY AND GENTRY, IN THE FOURTH YEARE OF KING RICHARD THE 2d ANNO. 1381

      London: Printed in the year, 1654. [10],148pp. Small octavo. Extracted from previous binding, a.e.g. Scattered foxing and marginal, small burn hole in B3-4 affecting a few letters in one margin, title cropped at top with loss of 'The', otherwise a good copy. First edition, of two editions published the same year of this anonymous work. The other edition bears a somewhat variant title sub- title and is paginated at 154pp. and sometimes includes a portrait. The prefatory poem, an extract from John Lydgate's "Fall of Princes," is printed in black letter. A prose account of the Peasant's Revolt of 1381 led by Tyler, as well as its spiritual inspiration by John Ball, who is featured as "Baal' in the subtitle of the second edition. ESTC R208498. WING C4672. WITHER TO PRIOR 175.

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        Commentaires du droict civil tant public que privé, observé au pays & Duché de Normandie, dressez et composez des chartre au Roy Loys-Hutin, ditte la chartre aux normans, chartre au Roy Philippes faicte à Isle-Bonne; et autres ordonnances royales publiées ès Eschiquier ...

      Rouen, François Vaultier et Louys DuMesnil, 1654 (imprimé par Jean Loyselet). In-folio de 4 feuillets dont le titre portant les armes du duché de Normandie, 728 pages, un feuillet blanc et 15 feuillets de table. Nombreuses lettrines ornées. Petit travail de vers sans gravité en marge inférieure des 10 derniers feuillets, sinon bon état intérieur. Plein veau d'époque, dos à nerfs orné à la grotesque. Accidents aux coiffes, mors fendus, coins usés. Troisième édition de ce rare commentaire. L'auteur était lieutenant général au baillage de Dieppe où il était né. Le livre de Terrien mérite tous les éloges que lui décernait ses éditeurs. Les tribunaux de Jersey et Guernesey suivent encore dans leur jurisprudence les commentaires de Terrien (Frère).

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        Topographia Helvetiae, Rhaetiae et Valesiae: Das ist, Beschreibung und eigentliche Abbildung der Vornembsten Stätte und Plätze in der Hochlöblichen Endgenoßschafft, Grabündten, Wallis, und etlicher Zugewantten Orthen: Zu dieser andern Edition mit sonderm Fleiß durchgangen, und von vorigen Fehlern corrigirt / vermehrt und gebessert.

      Franckfurt am Mann, Merian, 1654.Grand in-4 de 90-[10] pages ( A-L8; M6), plein vélin blanc, reliure du XVIIIe siècle de réemploi, exemplaire lavé, toutes les planches ont été proprement remontées sur onglet, sans un faux pli. Ex-libris gravé du XVIIIe siècle de Georg August Graf zû Erbach. Illustré d'un titre gravé en latin (daté de 1642, date de la première édition), 2 cartes géographiques et 78 planches, dont deux tiers dépliantes, gravées par l'illustre bâlois Mathias Merian. Quelques pages mal chiffrées, sans manque. L'encrage des planches est parfois un peu léger, toutefois, agréable exemplaire parfaitement maniable, et en très bonne condition. Il s'agit du premier titre de la série de Martin Zeiller intitulée Topographia Germaniea en 16 volumes (1642 - 1654), ici dans sa première édition allemande, et la plus complète au niveau de l'iconographie, car l'édition originale (1642) et la réédition hollandaise (1644) ne comprenaient respectivement, outre le titre, que 2 cartes et 55 planches et 1 carte et 54 planches. Lonchamp, n° 3346 pour l'édition de 1642; Perret, Regards sur les Alpes, 100 livres d'exceptions, notice n°6, p. 45; Perret, Guide des livres sur la montagne, [2933]; Ant. Gattlen, L'Estampe topographique du Valais, p. 17.

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        Kunst- unnd Wunder-Buch. Darinnen Allerhand nutzliche Sachen, Wunder- und Kunststücke begriffen. Insonderheit Von Zubereitung der Confecten, von Kochen, Vögeln, Fischen, und Krebsen: Von Küchen- Baum- und Würtzgarten; Von Wein, Essig, und Bier . Als I. Von Zubereitung mancherley Confecten, Fisch, und Vogelfang, Wein, Essig vnd Bierbüchlein. II. Ein vortrefliches Kochbuch . III. Von Pflantzung der Würtz . IV. Probierbüchlein, auff Gold, Silber, Ertz vnd Metall . V. Distillier- vnd Artzeneybuch . VI. Frawenbuch oder vnterricht von den Schwangern Weibern . VII. Malerbüchlein . VIII. Roßartzeneybüchlein. IX. Vnd dann endlich ein Wunderbuch von allerhand . Kunststücken, vnd Magischen Sachen.

      Franckfurt Preß Johann 1654 - Uffs new jetzo verbessert, vermehrt, und mit einem nutzlichen Register gezieret. 8°. 768 S., [16] Bl. Pergament d. Zt. mit aufmontiertem Titelschild. Gering gebräunt und teilw. schwach wasserrandig. S.191/92 und 367/68 mit geklebten bzw. hinterlegten Ausrissen mit etwas Textverlust. Schoene 4397 - Weiss 3465: Einband fleckig und an den Kanten teils aufgeplatzt, Rücken am Kopf mit ergänzter Fehlstelle. Mit gestochenem Exlibris im Innendeckel, Titel mit altem Stempel. Das Kochbuch ist eine überarbeitete "Küchenmeisterey". SCHNURR, Balthasar (von Lensidel) 1572 - 1644. Von Beruf aus Pfarrer bearbeitete und übersetzte er vorwiegend Schriften und Arbeiten anderer. Sein bekanntestes Werk der „Mückenkrieg" von Hans Fuchs d. Aelt. ist eine Übersetzung der „Moschea" ein Gedicht aus dem marokkanischen von Teofilo Folengo. Sein „Kunst-, Haus- und Wunderbuchgehörte zur der Hausväterliteratur und wurde 1615 zum erstenmal gedruckt. Zwischen 1615 - 1676 erlebte das Buch 12 Auflagen. Neunte Ausgabe des seinerzeit sehr beliebten Hausbuches. Enthält Kapitel zu Kochen, Konfekt, Wein, Essig, Bier, Destillation, Arzneien, Roß-Arzneien, Alchemie, Metalle, Planeten, Farben, Maler-Kunst, Traumdeutung, Feuerwerk u. a. "Absonderliche Kochrezepte wie die gebratene lebendige Gans, einen Capaun ohne Feuer zu kochen, Eier in kaltem Wasser zu sieden oder in der Hand zu braten etc. finden sich im Wunder-Büchlein." Laut Harry Schraemli ist es ist sicherlich eines der kuriosesten gastronomischen Bücher. Deutsch; 0,450 gr.

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        1- Lettre de Monseigneur L' Em. Cardinal de Retz, archevesque de Paris, à Messieurs les Archevesques et Evesques de l'Eglise de France. S.l. [1654]. 25 p.2- Avis sincères d'un evesque pieux et des-intéressé envoyés au C. de Retz. Sur une Lettre publiée dans Paris sous le nom de ce Cardinal. S.l., 1655. 126 p. (1) f. bl., derniers cahiers brunis, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe.

      1654 12 ouvrages reliés en un volume in-folio, cartonnage moucheté (rel. XIXe). 1- Edition originale de cette lettre ouverte que le cardinal de Retz rédigea, et sans doute publia, en Italie. Elle est datée en fin du 14 décembre 1654. Suite à une sentence du Châtelet, la brochure fut brûlée en place de grève par la main du bourreau, le 29 janvier 1655.2- Edition originale de cette réponse à la lettre précédente. (Pour les deux pièces: Moreau, 'Mazarinade', n°1994).

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        Moyse sauvé, idyle héroïque du Sieur de Saint Amant. A la sérénissime Reyne de Pologne & de Suède.

      Leyde, Jean Sambix, 1654. In-12 de : 18 feuillets (frontispice gravé reprenant celui de l'E.O. in-4°, représentant Moïse sauvé des eaux, titre, épistre et préface), 188 pages et (6) ff.. Restauration parfaitement excécutée et presque invisible aux marges supérieures du frontispice, du titre avec quelques lettres reprises, et des premières pages. De la bibliothèque de Victor Luzarche grand bibliophile du XIXème, avec sa devise : "PAULATIM" sur le premier plat. Très élégant et très fin plein maroquin rouge, triple filet doré sur les plats ornés chacun d'un beau fleuron d'entrelacs dorés portant en son centre la devise "PAULATIM", dos à nerfs très orné, dentelle intérieure, filet sur les coupes et tranches dorées, étui bordé (rel. de Capé). Superbe exemplaire à grandes marges pour cette rare édition parue un an après l'originale. Poète né à Quevilly, près de Rouen en 1594, mort à Paris en 1661. Ce fils d'un officier de marine fit de longs voyages avec le comte d'Harcourt. Un des premiers membres de l'Académie Française, qui le chargea de rédiger dans son dictionnaire, les mots du langage burlesque. Mais peu soucieux de culture classique, indépendant de Malherbe, de ses règles et des ses limites, Saint-Amant continue la tradition de Rabelais et de Marot. Victime de la grande floraison classique qui l'a fait longtemps oublier, il demeure malgré tout l'un des esprits les plus curieux de son temps et mérite bien le renouveau d'intérêt qu'il suscite depuis le siècle dernier. Saint-Amant présenta son "Moïse sauvé" à la Reine de Pologne, lors d'un voyage à Amsterdam en 1650. Tchémerzine V, 578, Viollet-le-Duc, Biblio. Poétique, p.500.

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        El devoto peregrino, viage de Tierra Santa, compuesto por el P. F. Antonio de Castillo, predicador apostólico, Padre de la provincia de S. Iuan Baptista, y comisario general de Ierusalen en los reynos de España, guardian de Belen.

      En Madrid: en la Imprenta real, año de MDCLIV [1654]..- // Gran 8º, (197x142mm.); page de titre gravé par Johaness Fridericus Greuter, [22] p., carte dépliable de « Los lugares de Jerusalen la Antigua », 1-64 p., carte dépliable de « Jerusalen como está oy », 65-132 p., plan dépliable gravé de le Saint Sepulcre, 133-196 p., plan dépliable gravé de la place de la Nativité, 197-436, [4] p.; 34 vignettes calcographiques (vues de Haffa, Ramma, Jerusalén, et vues, plans ou levés des différentes lieux et places saintes) et 22 blocs xylographiques entrecoupés dans le deuxième livre.- Sign.: pdm4,2pdm-2pdm8, A-Dd8, Ee4.- // Reliure en plein cuir époque, dos avec quatre nerfs, pièce de titre et dorures florales, défraîchie et endommagée par xylophage dans la partie supérieure. Page de titre avec renforts d'époque. Points de mites discrets dispersés sur les premières pages. Gravure dépliable manquante « La santa ciudad de Ierusalem como estava al tiempo que murio Christo Nuestro Señor en ella » qui devrait figurer après p. [18] (2pdm6) ; petite déchirure sans manque sur carte « Los lugares de Jerusalen la Antigua » ; déchirure sans manque dans marge intérieure de p. 28 ; pp. 38-39 mal numérotées 40-41, 63 en 65 et 144 en 134 ; tache d'encre ancienne dans la marge supérieure p. 150 ; petite déchirure sans manque dans la marge extérieure p. 395.- // Prov.: Bibliothéque de Theodor y Tamar Kollek. [Theodor 'Teddy' Kollek fut maire de Jérusalem pendant 28 ans, de 1965 jusqu'à 1993. Malgré sa popularité, il finit en marge de la politique car c'était un fervent défenseur de la coexistence entre juifs et arabes. Il mourut en 2007 à l'âge de 96 ans. Sa femme, Tamar, mourut aussi en 2013, à l'âge de 96 ans. Après son décès, sa bibliothèque fut vendue].- // Refs: Brunet, I, 634; Graesse, II, 66; Heredia, 2878; Palau, 48038. Première édition, très difficile, très rare dans les bibliothèques et encore plus dans le commerce, de cette description des lieux de la Palestine, protagonistes du Nouveau testament. Le succès de la chronique, en grande partie grâce aux gravures qui offraient aux fidèles chrétiens les images réelles des lieux saints, fit que cette édition originale de 1654 fût suivie rapidement par celle aussi très cotée de 1655 de la presse plantinienne d'Anvers, et de celle de Barcelone, réalisée par Antonio Arroque, qui ne contient pas de gravures. La Imprenta Real de Madrid l'imprima à nouveau en 1656 - édition fréquente dans le commerce et en 1664 ; et Antonio Mureto l'imprima à Paris, en 1666, dans la dernière des éditions du XVIIe siècle. Il y a des exemplaires - ce n'est pas le cas de celui-ci - de cette première édition qui sont expurgés de la p. 144 (numérotée 134), pour répudier la manière par laquelle Antonio del Castillo innocentait Longinos (le soldat qui a transpercé de sa lance Jésus crucifié), ce qui obligea l'ajout sur la partie de devant dans les éditions suivantes d'un fragment de l'évangile selon Saint Jean dans lequel il était affirmé que Jésus était déjà mort avant d'être percé par la lance. L'auteur de la gravure de la page de titre Johaness Frideric Greuter (1600- ?), était aussi le fils de l'artisan graveur de Strasbourg Mathieu Greuter. Marié deux fois à Rome, la première en 1618, il semble qu'il y exerça toujours, c'est pourquoi la commande de la gravure dut être effectuée par Antonio del Castillo lors de son passage dans cette ville à son retour de Palestine vers l'Espagne. Le reste des gravures qui couvrent la première moitié de l'ouvrage n'ont pas de signature. Évalué autrefois, Palau signale « 42 fr. Paris en tafilete por Petiti-Simier, luego 150 fr. Bachelin, 21 libras Magg Bros en 1927, 150 pts. en 1951. » En Espagne, nous localisons seulement deux exemplaires de cette première édition, l'un dans l'Université d'Alcala et un autre dans l'abbaye de Montserrat. Hors d'Espagne nous l'avons seulement localisée dans quatre bibliothèques : Bibliothèque nationale de Hollande, Bibliothèque régionale de Württemberg et les bibliothèques universitaires de Harvard et de l'état à Vienne.

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        Pharmacopoea spagyrica sive exacta descriptio (9 parties reliées ensembles).

      Amstelodami, Joannem Janssonium, 1654-1669, in-16 de 95 x 160 mm environ, plein vélin d'époque avec des coins émoussés et des traces sur le deuxième plat, annotations anciennes à l'encre sur les gardes blanches et quelques unes marginales, papiers de garde au recto des plats restaurés. 2 planches dépliantes (manque sur la seconde) Pharmacopoea spagyrica sive exacta descriptio pars prima (1654, 77 p. Edition originale)Pharmacopoea spagyricae pars secunda : De vegetabilium, animalium & mineralium praeparatione per solvens universale (1656, 128 p. Edition originale)Pharmacopoea spagyricae tertia pars : Vegetabilia, animalia & mineralia per Salem et ignem spagyrica (1657, 48 p. Edition originale)Pharmacopoea spagyricae quarta pars medicinae quatuor columnas primarias nempe sulphur, vitriolum, antimonium & mercurium tractans (1661, 76 p. Edition originale)Pharmacopoea spagyricae quinta pars de vera medicina universali , fumisque illis Arcanis, tam universalibus (1663, 75 p. Edition originale)Pars sexta Pharmacopoeiae spagyricae sive lumen nuperrime ortum & clavis fortis (1664, 87 p.)Pharmacopoeiae spagyricae pars septima in qua uberius pertractur, qualiter ex hominis urina secretum philosophorum sal armoniacum (1668, 87 p. Edition originale)Prima appendix in Joannis Rudolph Glauberi pharmacopoeiae spagyricae partem septimam (1669, 48 p. Edition originale)De auri tinctura sive auro potabili vero (1651, 22 p.)Célèbre alchimiste allemand, Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604 - 1668) fut surnommé le Paracelse de son époque.Comme ce dernier, il était partisan des opérations et des théories alchimiques les plus étranges ; cependant, malgré ses défauts, Glauber a rappelé l'attention sur des vérités oubliées, et découvert plusieurs faits importants qui ont exercé ensuite une influence marquée sur les progrès de la chimie : on lui doit notamment la découverte du sel admirable connu aujourd'hui sous le nom de sulfate de soude.Ouvrage rare, complet du supplément à la septième partie, avec la première édition latine du Traité de l'or, ou le véritable or potable.

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        De Militia Navali Veterum, libri quatuor. Ad historiam graecam latinamque utiles. Ubsaliae (Uppsala), Johannes Janssonius, 1654

      Janssonius Jo, 1654. in - 4, pp. (8, compr. antiporta), 348, pregevole legatura moderna m. marocch., dorso a nervi con tit. e fregi oro. Impresa tipogr. al tit., testo in car. tondo, con passi in corsivo e greco. Dedica dell'a. alla regina di Svezia. Con un magnifico antiporta allegorico figurato dis. dall'autore ed inc. da J.V. Meurs, 3 tavole inc. f.t. e numerose illustraz. silogr. n.t., anche a piena pag., raffig. navi e vascelli da guerra degli antichi Greci e Romani. Prima edizione di questo raro trattato storico militare navale in cui l'autore descrive tecniche di navigazione, metodi di costruzione, armamenti, elementi decorativi, accessori dell'equipaggio, ecc. G. Scheffer (Strasburgo 1621 - Upsala 1679) visse quasi sempre in Svezia ove tenne la cattedra di eloquenza e filosofia politica e poi di giurisprudenza ad Upsala, dedicandosi a studi di storia ed antiquaria. Bell'esempl. (nota di possesso ms. cancellata sul tit. e lievi bruniture).

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        DE RE VESTIARIA libri septem. Quatuor postremi nunc primum prodeunt: reliqui emendatiores et auctiores. Adiectis iconibus quibus res tota oculis subiicitur.

      Frambotti, 1654. 2 parti in un vol. in - 4, pp. (20), 261; (16), 213, (24), bella leg. pelle verde e bruna al d. a 5 nervi con tass. e tit. oro. Doppio antip. inc. in rame a p. pag. Marca xilogr. al front. Con 33 belle incis. a p. pag. incise da G. Ruffoni e G. Giorgi raff. costumi antichi. Seconda ediz. ampliata. Piantanida 4472. Cicognara 1647 cita erroneam. l'ediz. del 1664 anzichè 1654 con 28 anzichè 33 tavv. Graesse II, 572. Brunet VI, 29005. Olschki 247. Picc. foro di tarlo nelle prime 3 cc. Bell'esempl.

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        The Works of Publius Virgilius Maro: Translated, Adorned with Sculpture, and illustrated with Annotations

      Thomas Warren, 1654, Full-Leather, Book Condition: Fair, Illustrated By: Cleyn, Francis. 1654 folio edition with illustrations by Francis Cleyn, engraved by Wenceslaus Hollar and Pierre Lombard. 102 copper plates. Title page has 'adornd' without apostrophe. Initial illustration on 'The Life of Publius Virgilius Maro' page has three women with tree. Ham Court bookplate, with its inked shelf numbers, bearing the arms of Martin of Ham (presumably for the Rev Joseph Martin, died 1828, book collector). Leather boards with gilt decoration. Both boards detached, scuffed, have scratches, small chips at edges/corners, and top and bottom of spine, wear to leather. Map has small tears. Some damp staining to margins. A few creased pages. Illustrator: Cleyn, Francis . Quantity Available: 1. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 047616.

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        Rheinfall bei Schaffhausen ('Eigentliche Bildnúß des Großen Wasserbrúchs oder Falls des Rheins im Laúffen. - Cataracte Rheni genandt.').

      - kolorierter Kupferstich v. Matthäus Merian aus Topographia Heluetiae, Rhaetiae et Valesiae, ., 1654, 20,5 x 28 Fauser, Repertorium älterer Topographie. Druckgraphik von 1486 bis 1750, Bd. II, S. 656, Nr. 11674. - Zeigt den Rheinfall bei Schaffhausen mit Ansicht von Laufen, Neuhausen, Flurlingen, Schaffhausen, Uhwiesen und Benken im Hintergrund. - Über der Vedute Titelkopfleiste; unter der Ansicht Leiste mit Legende von A. - H.

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        Historiarum libri

      Ex Officina Elzeviriana (Elzevir), 1654. - Ex Officina Elzeviriana (Elzevir), Lugduni Batavorum (Leyde) 1653-1654, (24) 578pp. (12) et 651pp. (13) et 676pp. (12), reliés. - Nuova edizione di John e Daniel Elsevir della storia romana di Tito Livio, nel pubblicare Gronovius. Un frontespizio il titolo del volume 1. Biondo in pieno vitello vincolante croisillonné fine dell'Ottocento firmato Spachmann (inglese vincolante). Torna decorato Frois cassettoni. Reti inquadratura freddi sulle stoviglie. Bordi Gilt. Torna un po 'passato. Ricco fregio interno. bella copia, fresco. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition par Jean et Daniel Elsevir de L'histoire romaine de Tite Live, dans l'édition de Gronovius. Un titre-frontispice au tome 1, une second frontispice avant l'Histoire de Tite Live. Reliures en plein veau blond croisillonné fin XIXe signée Spachmann (reliure anglaise). Dos orné de caissons à frois. Filets d'encadrement à froid sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Dos légèrement passés. Riche frise intérieure. bel exemplaire, bien frais. Les Elsevir ont également édité l'Histoire romaine de Tite Live dans l'édition de Daniel Heinsius, celle-ci fut un grand classique au XVIIe siècle.

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        Difesa et offesa delle piazze. Opera non solo utile e necessaria a' capitani, e governatori di fortezze, ma anco di sommo profitto a' studiosi dell' historie militari, così antiche, come moderne

      Francesco Bava, 1654. In - 4°, (220 x 310 mm ), pp. [34], 216; legatura piena pergamena. titoli su tassello. Ricco frontespizio inciso e ritratto dell' Autore. La ricca iconografia che accompagna quest' opera è composta da 51 incisioni su rame numerate (che sono in effetti 52 perchè troviamo la tavola 14 a e 14 b) delle quali 44 a piena pagina f.t. ed una più volte ripiegata al fondo del volume; le altre sono nel testo. Qualche gora, tracce di una frequente consultazione nell' insieme volume in buono stato e completo. Seconda impressione dedicata a Giovanni Federico Duca di Bransuich, apprezzata e considerata da tutte le maggiori bibliografie. Lo stesso Riccardi già rimandava alla consultazione delle opere del d' Ayala e del Marini. Riccardi (I, 463 - 4). Pietro Paolo FLORIANI, Figlio di Pompeo e di Claudia Rotelli, nacque a Macerata il 26 apr. 1585. Nel 1606 si sposò con Maria Fedeli, scomparsa nel 1608 dando alla luce la figlia Camilla. Nel 1608 si recò a Crema dove grazie a Giovan Battista del Monte Santa Maria, sodale del padre Pompeo, entrò alle dipendenze di Orazio del Monte, governatore della città. Nel 1611 andò a Pesaro, mentre già nel luglio 1612 era annoverato fra i gentiluomini di Macerata. Nell'autunno dello stesso anno si recò in Spagna, stabilendosi a Madrid; qui si valse dell'insegnamento del Giovanni de' Medici, che lo assistette anche convalescente dopo una "febbre ardentissima" che l'aveva ridotto in fin di vita. Nel 1613 Filippo III l'incaricò di recarsi nelle Indie. I progetti da lui presentati per quella missione ricevettero il plauso della corte ma l'impresa fu senza esito. Ebbe poi l'ordine nel 1614 di esplorare clandestinamente Algeri, rilevarne la pianta e redigere un piano articolato di conquista. Nel 1616 il sovrano spagnolo, presentò il F. al governatore di Milano, don Pedro di Toledo, allora alle prese con la guerra di successione per il Monferrato. Il F. venne indirizzato a don Tommaso Caracciolo, maestro di campo della fanteria napoletana e governatore dì San Germano Vercellese: qui si distinse nel 1617, partecipando alla difesa della città. Il marchese di Montenegro gli affidò inoltre l'intera ricostruzione delle mura della città. Dopo aver risieduto per un anno a Milano, nonostante l'offerta del re di Spagna di tornare alle sue dipendenze forse per portare a compimento l'impresa di Algeri, preferì offrire i suoi servigi all'arciduca Leopoldo, fratello dell'imperatore Ferdinando II, che stava affrontando l'insurrezione dei protestanti boemi guidati da Bethlen Gabor - , nella prima fase della guerra dei Trent'anni. Nell'estate del 1619 ebbe l'incarico di fortificare Brisach, in Ungheria. Iniziò poi ad operare al seguito delle truppe imperiali, dapprima nella difesa di Pressburg (Bratislava), quindi a Vienna dove venne nominato capitano della legione della guardia cesarea. Ricevette dal governatore della città, Hans Caspar von Stadion, l'ordine di costruire un nuovo baluardo e due ponti levatoi presso la porta d'Ungheria e successivamente provvide a redigere un progetto complessivo per le difese della città. Nell'ottobre 1620 fu nominato ingegnere nel corpo di artiglieria che partecipò alla presa di Rosemberg (Ròszahegy) e si batté nella famosa battaglia della Montagna Bianca, nei pressi di Praga, l'8 novembre. Nel 1621, dopo aver lasciato - nonostante le rimostranze del governatore - la direzione dei lavori intrapresi a Vienna, partecipò alla presa di Pisek e di Neuháusel (Ersekújvár). Insignito con decreto imperiale del 21 ott. 1622 del titolo di conte palatino, nel maggio 1623, insieme con altri ingegneri militari, fu inviato a Praga minacciata da Bethlen Gabor e dal pericolo di una rivolta interna. A questo periodo risale il progetto di collegare il castello con la cittadella attraverso una galleria sotterranea. Con Baccio del Bianco fece costruire il baluardo di S. Lorenzo sotto la direzione del matematico ed ingegnere fiorentino, Giovanni Pieroni: con quest'ultimo aveva già lavorato a Vienna e probabilmente lavorò nella stessa estate alla ricostruzione e al restauro delle piazze di Pressburg e di Altenburg. Qui tuttavia il F. riuscì ad operare solo parzialmente nella cinta del castello, senza portare a compimento le opere esterne e l'ingresso principale verso sud - ovest, previsti nella pianta della città che compare nel suo trattato Difesa et offesa delle piazze (Maggiorotti, 1936, p. 274). Entrambe le piazze furono fortificate con la collaborazione del capitano Cristoforo Carcano e di suo fratello, il capitano Felice, al servizio del Wallenstein. Sempre nel 1623 lavorò nelle fortificazioni di Eszstergom e della stessa Ersekújvár. Alla fine del 1624 si dimise dall'incarico di ingegnere militare. Con un proclama del 1° gennaio 1625 l'imperatore stabilì che il F., nominato capitano e sergente maggiore, arruolasse insieme con il governatore di Vienna 3000 fanti tedeschi e 500 corazzieri da inviare al maresciallo Gottfried Heinrich signore di Pappenheim al servizio del re cattolico, allora impegnato nel feudo valtellinese in una nuova fase del conflitto che vedeva la casa di Spagna e d'Austria battersi colle forze della lega capeggiata dalla Francia, postasi a difesa degli interessi dei Grigioni (1624 - 26: si veda la sua inedita Relazione de fatti di Valtellina, dicembre 1625). Il 3 dicembre 1627 grazie alle premure di alcuni membri della famiglia Sacchetti a cui era già legato il padre e soprattutto di Paolo Savelli, che ne aveva illustrato i meriti militari al papa, il F. fu nominato vice castellano di Castel Sant'Angelo da Taddeo Barberini, nipote del pontefice e governatore della fortezza. Dal suo epistolario inedito (che si conserva a Macerata presso l'archivio privato Compagnoni - Compagnucci - Floriani) si apprende che lo stesso pontefice lo sollevò dall'incarico un mese dopo. Nel frattempo dopo essere ritornato a Macerata, egli proseguì la redazione del suo trattato sulla Difesa et offesa delle piazze, Macerata, Carboni 1630, (seconda edizione postuma Venezia, Baba, 1654) seguendo contemporanemente la costruzione del suo palazzo sito nell'attuale via Crescimbeni ed effettuando alcune perizie, tra cui quella del ponte di Serravalle nei pressi di Camerino, oltre al progetto per la torre eretta nella piazza di Caldarola. In novembre passò a seconde nozze con Lucrezia Gardina vedova di Lorenzo Costa. Dopo esser stato nominato da Carlo Barberini, ingegnere supremo dello Stato della Chiesa e governatore delle anni dell'Umbria agli inizi del 1629, si recò a Ferrara. Vanno probabilmente ascritti a questi anni il suo progetto, poi realizzato, per la costruzione a Civitavecchia della 'tenaglia accresciuta di fuora con l'antimurale', un'opera a corno di grandi dimensioni voluta da Urbano VIII, che sì allungava al di là della cinta difensiva della città, e la Relazione inviata al papa sui lavori di Giulio Buratti per Castel Sant'Angelo (Spagnesi, 1995, pp. 134 s.). A Ferrara il F. lavorò, inizialmente insieme con quest'ultimo, per il perfezionamento della nuova fortezza pentagonale che il papa Borghese aveva fatto realizzare da Pompeo Targone colla soprintendenza di Mario Farnese, e la partecipazione dell'Aleotti (1608 - 18). Giunto a Ferrara fra marzo e maggio 1629, il F. partecipò poco dopo ad un vertice tenuto a Cento fra alti ufficiali e tecnici pontifici nel quale vennero stabiliti i termini del rinnovamento delle difese del territorio delle legazioni. La sua permanenza si protrasse sino al 1634 nonostante avesse presentato due volte le dimissioni dall'incarico ricevuto. Inizialmente effettuò alcune perizie concementi il Forte Urbano e l'affidabilità delle difese di Comacchio in vista della costruzione del Forte della Stellata. A questo stesso periodo può esser fatto risalire anche il suo inedito Discorso della reparattione d'Ancona Fano La Cattolica et Rimini, con cui egli s'inseriva a pieno titolo nella politica di revisione e restauro delle fortezze cinquecentesche consolidatasi sotto il pontificato di Urbano VIII. Sia a Comacchio sia durante tutto il suo soggiorno ferrarese, stando alle sue lettere, il F. ebbe come assistente il già celebre architetto teatrale e scenografo Francesco Guitti, prediletto dei Barberini. L'intervento dei F., iniziato nel luglio 1629, riguardò sia la fortezza sia il completamento della cinta cittadina (Malagù, 1960, pp. 27 s.). Tra il 1632 e il 1633 a Comacchio sotto la legazione del cardinale G.B. Pallotta il F. realizzò l'omonimo canale scavato per facilitare il ricambio d'acqua (Scalesse, 1983 - 84). Appartiene probabilmente ad un periodo compreso tra il 1634 e il 1638 il suo inedito Discorso col maresciallo di Thoras sopra le fortificazioni di Ferrara. Un aspetto ignorato del soggiorno ferrarese del F. è il suo coinvolgimento nell'intensa vita teatrale cittadina, che l'aveva visto collaborare all'allestimento de La Contesa uno dei due tornei a piedi organizzati nel 1631 in onore delle nozze del suo amico Giovan Francesco Sacchetti con Beatrice Estense Tassone. Tra il 1630 e il 1633 egli partecipò e allestì altri tornei. Su proposta del cardinale Francesco Barberini e di Fabio Chigi, futuro Alessandro VII, nel maggio del 1635 il F. venne incancato dal papa di rafforzare le difese dell'isola di Malta, minacciata da un probabile attacco turco. Giunto nell'isola nell'ottobre 1635, nel suo primo rapporto sollecitò il Consiglio dell'Ordine, a costruire un nuovo fronte che si sostituisse a quello ormai obsoleto eretto dal Laparelli nel 1566 (Borg, 1967; Hoppen, 1979; Hughes, 1994). Dopo numerose vicissitudini tra il gennaio e l'aprile 1636 il F. riuscì a tracciare il perimetro e a gettare le fondamenta della nuova fabbrica: nel giugno del 1640, le nuove mura erano considerate parzialmente difendibili. L'intervento del F. suscitò non poche critiche, per rispondere alle quali egli progettò di pubblicare con lo stampatore veneziano Bernardo Giunti, i piani delle fortificazioni di Malta. Nominato cavaliere gerosolimitano il 22 ottobre, il F. lasciò l'isola il giorno successivo, ricevendo poi per mano del cardinale Francesco Barberini, l'abito di cavaliere di devozione insieme con una collana e croce d'oro. Agli inizi del 1637 dopo un breve soggiorno a Roma e a Macerata, il F. fu chiamato di nuovo in servizio a Ferrara. Egli morì il 27 maggio 1638, secondo il Necrologio generale dell'Archivio di Stato di Ferrara, o in uno dei due giorni seguenti, stando ad un documento dell'archivio di famiglia (Macerata, Archivio Compagnoni - Compagnucci - Floriani, Arch. Floriani, b. 6, carta n.n.). Nel testamento stilato in patria dal notaio Matteo Dari nel 1632 il F. chiedeva di essere sepolto insieme con il fratello Felice, morto nel 1630, nella cappella familiare nella chiesa maceratese di S. Croce (che verrà distrutta dai Francesi nel 1799), stabilendo anche che la cappella fosse decorata con un "quadro antiquo di casa di Tetiano della Resurrezione". di Giuseppe Adami

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        Curia Politiae: or, the Apologies of Severall Princes: Justifying to the World Their Most Eminent Actions, by the Strength of Reson, and the Most Exact Rules of Policie. Translated from the original French edition of 1648 which was titled "Discours politiques des roys."

      Humphrey Moseley, London 1654 - engraved 2nd title as frontis, 11 portraits, [16], 140, [145]-190p. Old leather which has been recently rebacked with lighter brown leather. No cover titling. 28cm. Front and back cover soung but rather heavily worn around edges. Marbled endpapers preserved. Contents sound with chipping along fore-edge on some leaves and mostly minor foxing. Lacks a final unnumbered leaf containing an order to print. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'imitation de Jésus Christ

      Chez Robert Ballard, 1654. - Chez Robert Ballard, à Paris 1654 - 1656, 2 Vol. in 12 (8,5x14,5cm), (12) 180pp. et (12) 306pp. (6), relié. - Prima edizione della terza parte è apparso nel 1654 (primi 30 capitoli) e dopo il terzo e quarto pubblicato nel 1656. I primi due libri sono stati pubblicati contemporaneamente nel 1651. A frontespizio e 20 figure incise intaglio di dopo David H. e R. Du Clos per il primo volume libro II e 47 gli stessi dati per il secondo volume libro III. Stampe belle e fini, tra cui molte scene di martiri e di torture. La serie di incisioni sono particolarmente belli. Attacchi marocco completa marrone - nero fine del XVIII firmati Smeers. Torna con i nervi decorate con 4 piccoli ornamenti; date coda e golden shares. Grande medaglione centrale sui piatti, il coaching freddo con angolari. Grande pizzo interno. Bordi dorato. Alcuni piccoli graffi. Confine superiore del Volume III parte strofinato. L'unico inconveniente per aggiungere alla descrizione dei due volumi sono i numeri del volume II e III. Questo versetto traduzione e parafrasi della imitazione scosse il mondo cristiano francese ed ha avuto un'influenza durevole sulla vita spirituale nel XVII secolo. Molto bella copia, ben consolidata, e una bella freschezza. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la troisième partie parue en 1654 (30 premiers chapitres) et de la suite de la troisième et de la quatrième parues en 1656. Les deux premiers livres parurent simultanément en 1651. Un frontispice et 20 figures gravés en taille - douce d'après H. David et R. Du Clos pour le premier livre tome II et 47 figures des mêmes pour le second ouvrage tome III. Belles et fines gravures comprenant de nombreuses scènes de martyrs et de tortures. Les séries de gravures sont particulièrement belles. Reliures en plein maroquin brun - noir fin XVIIIème signées Smeers. Dos à nerfs ornés de 4 petits fleurons ; dates en queue et titres dorés. Grand médaillon central sur les plats, encadrement à froid avec fers angulaires. Large dentelle intérieure. Tranches dorées. Quelques minimes rayures. Bordure supérieure du tome III en partie frottée. Seul bémol à ajouter à la description les deux tomes portent les tomaisons II et III. Cette traduction et paraphrase en vers de l'Imitation ébranla le monde chrétien français et eut une influence durable sur la vie spirituelle au XVIIème siècle. Très bel exemplaire, parfaitement établi, et d'une belle fraîcheur.

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        Idea del perfetto Ambasciadore.. Dialoghi historici, e politici, portati nuovamente dall'Idioma Francese nell'Italiano...

      Presso Gio: Giorgio Hertz, 1654. Cm. 23, pp. (16) 368. Bella antiporta calcografica incisa da Jacopo Picino su invenzione di Ottavio Cochi, alcune testate e capolettera xilografici. Legatura coeva piena pergamena semirigida con nervi passanti. Esemplare genuino e marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima edizione italiana di quest'anonima opera, tradotta dal francese, in cui si insegna l'arte del perfetto ambasciatore attraverso una quantità di aneddoti storico - diplomatici concernenti le più svariate epoche. Autore del volume, "Idee du Parfait Ambassadeur", fu Louis Rousseau de Chamois. Manca alla Vinciana, al Melzi e al Passano. Raro ed interessante.

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        Les estats de Savoye, Piemont et le Comté de Nice.

      - Da Cartes générales de toute les parties du Monde, Parigi, 1654. Amsterdam, chez Pierre Scenk, fine XVII - primi XVIII sec. Incisione in rame, colore d’epoca, cm 49 x 58 (alla lastra). Leggermente rifilato al margine superiore e oltre la battuta della lastra, peraltro esemplare fresco, in bella coloritura, con una bella impressione e in buonissimo stato di conservazione.

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        Genealogiae Francicae [with] Barrum Campano-Francicum

      Amsterdam: Joannis Blaeu, 1654. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Early mottled calf, three volumes in one, the last printed 1652. Modest wear and some surface marks and scars to calf, very neatly rebacked some time ago, a very attractive binding overall. Scattered mostly minor foxing, mild age toning, small dampstain in the gutter of title and first few pages, generally quite clean internally with numerous genealogical tables, many folding, and two folding maps. [i-lxxxi], [13, Index], [2, errata, corrigenda], [i]; [x], [2, errata], 439, 450 (i.e. 440), cxxx, [6, Index]; [viii], 109, [ii] Relentlessly unsentimental about mythology and illegitimate historical material, Blondel is most famous for discrediting the Sibylline Oracles, the Pope Joan story and the origins of the fleurs de lis. This work meticulously refutes Jean-Jacques Chifflet's claims as to the supremacy of the genealogy of the Spanish kings over the French. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: History; Inventory No: 046147.

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        Scrina Sacra: Secrets of Empire, in Letters of Illustrious Persons. A Supplement of the Cabala

      London: for G. Bedel, 1654. First edition. General title-page in red and black. 4to. Contemporary calf; upper cover detached but present, preliminaries browned. First edition. General title-page in red and black. 4to. "Professes to give impartially all the materials of the secret history of the last years of James, and the earliest of Charles, and especially those concerning the actions of Buckingham, the 'Subtleties of Spain,' and the 'Practises of our Home-Roman Catholics, and of some of those who were called Puritans then.' Among the papers of interest new to the public were Bacon's Considerations concerning the Queen's Service in Ireland (undated) and a large number of letters from him and others to Buckingham. The whole is a curious medley of foreign, home, Irish, and even university affairs," (Cambridge History of English Literature, Vol. VII, p. 489). Wing S2110; ESTC R8769. Provenance: Robert S. Pirie (bookplate)

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        A Discourse of the Whole Art of Chyrurgery

      London : Printed by R. Hodgkinsonne, 1654 - 1655. 4th. Hardcover. Acceptable. 2 parts in 1 volume. Quarto. Fourth edition. [8], 487 p., woodcut engravings. Bound in mid-19th century deep maroon leather. Binding solid, blind stamped and tooled. Marbled end pages. All edges red. Joints and hinges repaired. Pages tanned with toning. Foxing. Loss to A3 affecting text. (margin of dedication page). Light pencil marginalia. Marginal dampstain. Provenance: Owners signature to title page of Dr. W.R. Bell, 1874, his bookplate to front pastedown. Bookplate on rear pastedown from University of Vermont, College of Medicine; Library gift of Dr. Henry Crain Tinkham. <br> Dr. Peter Lowe, noted Scottish physician, studied medicine in Paris and was influenced by Ambroise Pare. He served the Catholic forces of Philip II of Spain as a chirurgian major in 1590 Siege of Paris during the French Wars of Religion. Upon returning to Scotland, Lowe was dismayed at the state of Scottish medicine. He petitioned and received a charter from James VI (James I of England) to found what became the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. First published in 1597, the book was notable as the first comprehensive text of surgery written in English. In the book Lowe outlined a number of novel procedures in neurosurgery (many dealing with military medicine). Lowe also wrote about the Spanish Sickness, an early treatise on Syphilis. Also included is Lowe's English translation of the Prognostics of Hippocrates. See: Tubbs, Maister Peter Lowe and His 16th Century Contributions to Cranial Surgery. Neurosurgery, Volume 70(2) February 2012, p 259-263. Finlayson J. Account of the Life and Works of Maister Peter Lowe the Founder of the Faculty of Physicians. Glasgow, Scotland: James Maclehose; 1889. <br><br> Krivatsy 7154; Stromgren, p.122; Wellcome III, p.552; R. Hodgkinson, 1654 Wellcome III, p. 552; Wing L3306 & Wing H2075A; Garrison-Morton 5567 (citing 1st edition); <br> Full title: A discourse of the whole art of chyrurgery : wherein is exactly set down the definitions, causes, accidents, prognostications and cures of all sorts of diseases, both in generall and particular, which at any time heretofore have been practised by any chyrurgion, according to the opinion of all the ancient professors of that science : which is not only profitable for chyrurgions, but also for all sorts of people, both for preventing of sicknesse, and recovery of health. Other Titles: Discourse of the whole art of Chyrurgery. Presages of divine Hippocrates

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        Cabala: sive Scrinia sacra. Mysteries of state & government

      M.M., G. Bedell and T. Collins, London 1654 - First edition. [16], 347, [21] pp. 4to. "This is a duplicate of pt. 1 of the 'Cabala, sive, Scrinia sacra,', 1654 [Wing C184], without the collective t.p. which was not supplied until the publication of the second part" BM. Wing C183; ESTC R21971; Not in Halkett and Laing. Provenance: Robert S. Pirie (bookplate) Contemporary calf, rebacked, morocco label to spine gilt, extremities rubbed. A good copy [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Cabala: sive Scrinia sacra Mysteries of state & government

      London: M.M., G. Bedell and T. Collins, 1654. First edition. [16], 347, [21] pp. 4to. Contemporary calf, rebacked, morocco label to spine gilt, extremities rubbed. A good copy. First edition. [16], 347, [21] pp. 4to. "This is a duplicate of pt. 1 of the 'Cabala, sive, Scrinia sacra,', 1654 [Wing C184], without the collective t.p. which was not supplied until the publication of the second part" BM. Wing C183; ESTC R21971; Not in Halkett and Laing. Provenance: Robert S. Pirie (bookplate)

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        Nicolai Copernici vita [ac Georgii Peurbachii et Ionnis Mullerie Regiomontani vita]

      [165 - de 100 [mal paginé 110] et 12 [Paris, Dupuis], [1654], in-4, de 100 [mal paginé 110] et 12 pages, plein veau de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné, Première édition de ces biographies de Copernic, Peurbach et Müller de Konigsberg, dit Regiomontanus : trois puissants astronomes des XVe et XVIe siècles qui révolutionnèrent les théories astronomiques. Sans page de titre, ces quelques 124 pages d'histoire des sciences forment la seconde partie, paginée à part, de la Tychonis Brahei vita de Gassendi. Un beau portrait de Copernic ouvre, en guise de frontispice, la vie de ce dernier et une gravure (à la page 17) représente sont système héliocentrique. Bon exemplaire à l'intérieur frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Flores Solitudinis. Certaine rare and elegant pieces; viz two excellent discourses of 1. Temperance, and patience; 2. Life and Death. By I.E. Nierembergius. The World Contemned; By Eucherius, BP of Lyon and The Life of Paulinus, BP of Nola

      London: Printed for Humphrey Moseley at the Princes Armes in St. Pauls Church-Yard, 1654. First edition. Woodcut initials, type-ornament headpieces, three section-titles with separate pagination and signatures commencing with The World Contemned, preliminaries bound in order Ï€1 A4 χ4 Ï€2; lacking blank 2G12. 12mo. Modern half calf over eighteenth-century marbled boards, early red and blue speckled edges. Last leaf of preface (χ4) holed with minor loss, small stain on E1v, lower fore-edge corner of F1 lost. Half brown morocco pull-off case. First edition. Woodcut initials, type-ornament headpieces, three section-titles with separate pagination and signatures commencing with The World Contemned, preliminaries bound in order Ï€1 A4 χ4 Ï€2; lacking blank 2G12. 12mo. In addition to his own Life of Paulinus, which contains a considerable amount of verse, this compilation includes Vaughan's translations from the Latin of two works by the Spanish Jesuit Juan Eusebio Nieremberg and one by a fifth century bishop of Lyon, Eucherius. Provenance: Harold Greenhill (bookplate); H. Bradley Martin (bookplate; Sotheby's New York, 1 May 1990, lot 3293); Robert S Pirie (ookplate)

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        Cynegeticon. Or, A Poem of Hunting

      London: Printed for Charles Adams, 1654. First English edition. Three-page preliminary poem by Edmund Waller, twenty-four-page preface. Parallel Latin and English text. [94], 86 pp. 12mo. Contemporary dark calf, spine gilt, a.e.g., slightly rubbed. First English edition. Three-page preliminary poem by Edmund Waller, twenty-four-page preface. Parallel Latin and English text. [94], 86 pp. 12mo. "Nothing in known respecting this author [Gratius], except that Ovid speaks of him as a contemporary. The poem is heroic, and consists of 536 lines: its style is hard and prosaic; it describes the weapons and arts of the chase, horses and hounds; but the science is rather Greek than Italian, and the information contained in it is principally derived from Xenophon." (A History of Roman Classical Literature, Browne, 317). Wase's commentary includes chapters on "the styles of hunting different from the English, both antique and forreigne" and "the modern authors who have written upon this subject." The first edition in Latin was published in Lyon by Sebastian Gryphius in 1537. ESTC R1966; Wing G-1581; Schwerdt I, p. 217. Provenance: Bent Juel-Jenson (bookplate); Robert S. Pirie (bookplate)

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        Veduta di case sul porto di Livorno.

      - Dalla serie "Vedute del porto di Livorno", incisione in rame all&#146;acquaforte, 1654 &#150; 1655 ca., b/n, cm 25,6 x 35,5 (alla lastra), firmata in lastra, dentro la parte incisa, in basso a sinistra: "S. D. Bella In. & F."; fuori dalla lastra, in basso, a sinistra: " cum Pri. Reg.". Bella prova nel primo stato su due, impressa su carta databile alla metà del XVII secolo, con filigrana con V e B, un giglio e iscrizioni. In ottimo stato di conservazione, con ampi margini tutt&#146;intorno, oltre l&#146;impronta del rame.

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        1654 English Commonwealth History scarce

      London - T. Newcomb 1654 - Pamphlet bound in grey paper covered boards with blue cloth covered spine. Scarce. Collated complete. A Latin translation of: A true state of the case of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the dominions thereto belonging. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is some wear to the extremities including a few marks to the boards. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with handling marks to the title page and final page. There is an inkstamp mark to the front pastedown, a small inscription and a small tear with loss to the front blank endpaper. Overall the volume is in good only condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De bello tartarico historia. Antverpiæ, ex officina Plantiniana Balthasaris Moreti, 1654.

      Small 8vo. Pp. 156, (3). With one folding map "Situs provinciarum imperii sinici 1654". Contemporary or near contemporary full calf, spine with five raised bands and red title label, rubbed, top of spine chipped. A few leaves with marginal stain. Scarce first edition of this important work about the history of the Manchu invasion and conquest of the Chinse empire in the first half of the 17th century. This work became enormously popular at the time, printed and translated many times. Martini was an Italian born Jesuit, historian and cartographer who spent many years in China during which time he travelled extensively throughout the country. Martini is considered to be the first European to study the history and geography of China with accurate scientific objectivity. On behalf of the mission he travelled to Rome in 1654 but returned to China after a few years. He died of cholera in the Hangzhou area in 1661. Cordier BS 623. De Backer & Sommervogel V, 647. Lust 440. Löwendahl 107. Streit (1929) 2232. Walravens (1897) 101

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        Histoire Generale des Isles des Christophe de la Guadeloupe, de la Martinique, et Autres dans l'Amerique. Ou l'on Verra l'establissement des Colonies Francoise, dans ces Isles; Leurs Guerres Viviles & Estrangeres, & Tout ce qui se passe dans lea Voyages & Retours des Indes.

      Langlois, Paris 1654 - 2 folding copper engraved maps, one of St. Christophe and the other of Guadeloupe. 481 + 9 pages (several pages very browned). 4to, 5 parts bound in 1 volume, spine worn and chipped. Paris: Jacques Langlois, 1654. Despite the defects this is a very good copy of a scarce book. Very Good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Uytleggingen en Bedenckingen over eenige bysondere moeyelicke Plaetsen des Nieuwen Testaments. Waer van de aen-wijsinge volgt na de naeste zijde. WAARBIJ: Beschryvinge van den aerdt ende werckinghen der Conscientie. WAARBIJ: Een Corte Verhandelinge vande Eygenschappen ende Wercken Godts. Den tweeden Druck, verbetert ende vermeerdert.

      Middelburg, Jaques Fierens 1654/1652/1652 - 3 werken in 1 band, (16) 248, (16) 50, 58 p. Opnieuw gebonden half Leer met ribben en stempels, 4° (2 pagina's voorwerk eerste werk in kopie)

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        WOLFENBÜTTEL. "Fürstl. Brunsw: Lüneb: Residentz Statt und Vestung Wolfenbüttel". Panorama - Gesamtansicht.

      - Kupferstich von Merian, 1654, 22,5 x 69 cm.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        A Manuell of the Arch Confraternitie of the Cord of the Passion

      

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        Histoire Generale des Isles des Christophe de la Guadeloupe, de la Martinique, et Autres dans l'Amerique. Ou l'on Verra l'establissement des Colonies Francoise, dans ces Isles; Leurs Guerres Viviles & Estrangeres, & Tout ce qui se passe dans lea Voyages & Retours des Indes.

      Paris: Langlois, 1654. hardcover. very good. 2 folding copper engraved maps, one of St. Christophe and the other of Guadeloupe. 481 + 9 pages (several pages very browned). 4to, 5 parts bound in 1 volume, spine worn and chipped. Paris: Jacques Langlois, 1654. Despite the defects this is a very good copy of a scarce book. Very Good.

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        Title in Hebrew, then:] THE FIRST GATE, OR THE OUTWARD DOOR TO THE HOLY TONGUE, OPENED IN ENGLISH. [bound with] THE SECOND GATE, OR THE INNER DOOR TO THE HOLY TONGUE

      Printed by Evan Tyler for Humphrey Robinson, and for G. Sawbridge [1654-55], London - 155 x 98 mm. (6 1/8 x/ 3 3/4"). 9 p.l., 131, [1] pp.; [2] blank leaves; 13 p.l., 551 pp. FIRST EDITION, Second Issue of the first title (with undated title page and with three additional preliminary leaves inserted between A1 and A2); FIRST EDITION of the second title. Attractive burgundy crushed morocco, gilt, by Lewis & Harris of Bath for Brent Gration-Maxfield (stamp-signed on verso of front flyleaf; owner's ex libris stamped in gilt at head of front turn-in), covers with gilt-ruled frame, scrolling cornerpieces, centerpeice of fleuron and small tools; raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with central calligraphic flourish surrounded by small tools, floral cornerpieces, turn-ins with elaborate cresting roll, all edges gilt. Front free endleaf with extensive neatly pencilled bibliographic notations of Gration-Maxfield; verso of last leaf with his pencilled instructions to the binder; title page with early ink ownership inscription of Robert Brooks; blank verso of fourth leaf inscribed in ink "Hannah Colborne / was b[ought]/ Sept 23 : 1721." Wing R-1611 and R-1618. Fore margin of fourth leaf renewed by present binder, one leaf with small burn hole between text lines, occasional short closed marginal tears, rust spots, or minor stains, leaves a bit browned (due to poor paper quality), but a very good copy, generally clean and crisp, and in an unworn decorative binding. This is a 17th century English-Hebrew dictionary and grammar intended to make the ancient and holy language of the Old Testament accessible to every Christian. Robertson (fl. 1651-85) is described by DNB as "a pedagogical revolutionary with an egalitarian message and a passionate and parenthetical style" who stressed "the importance of reducing Hebrew words to their roots, and teaching the language by alphabetical principles rather than by scriptural texts." He was a dedicated teacher who believed that Hebrew was not an arcane and difficult language to master and that almost anyone could learn it without assistance, even females(!). As evidence of this radical belief, he dedicated these works to his student and patroness, Katherine, Lady Ranelagh, sister of the great Robert Boyle. The first work here begins with the Hebrew alphabet, some rules of grammar, and lists of root words. We then jump straight into translation, with Hebrew passages from the Old Testament followed by "Resolutions" (i.e., step-by-step translations) into English. The second work contains a Hebrew-English dictionary with an appendix of root words and derivative nouns, followed by more Hebrew passages and translations. The work concludes with an explanation of more esoteric points, including servile letters and suffixes. The three leaves inserted at the beginning of the work contain testimonials and praise from clergymen, who stress the importance of learning the "original" language of God and man, which will surely be that spoken in heaven for all eternity. The Gration-Maxfield provenance is important in that this collector was fastidious and scholarly beyond all expectation, and anything from his carefully selected and annotated library is guaranteed to be in the very best condition possible. This is a 17th century English-Hebrew dictionary and grammar intended to make the ancient and holy language of the Old Testament accessible to every Christian. Robertson (fl. 1651-85) is described by DNB as "a pedagogical revolutionary with an egalitarian message and a passionate and parenthetical style" who stressed "the importance of reducing Hebrew words to their roots, and teaching the language by alphabetical principles rather than by scriptural texts." He was a dedicated teacher who believed that Hebrew was not an arcane and difficult language to master and that almost anyone could learn it without assistance, even females(!). As evidence of this radical belief, he dedicated these works to his student and patroness, Katherine, Lady Ranelagh, sister of the great Robert Boyle. The first work he

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        [Title in Hebrew, then:] THE FIRST GATE, OR THE OUTWARD DOOR TO THE HOLY TONGUE, OPENED IN ENGLISH. [bound with] THE SECOND GATE, OR THE INNER DOOR TO THE HOLY TONGUE

      London: Printed by Evan Tyler for Humphrey Robinson, and for G. Sawbridge, [1654-55]. FIRST EDITION, Second Issue of the first title (with undated title page and with three additional preliminary leaves inserted between A1 and A2); FIRST EDITION of the second title n. This is a 17th century English-Hebrew dictionary and grammar intended to make the ancient and holy language of the Old Testament accessible to every Christian. Robertson (fl. 1651-85) is described by DNB as "a pedagogical revolutionary with an egalitarian message and a passionate and parenthetical style" who stressed "the importance of reducing Hebrew words to their roots, and teaching the language by alphabetical principles rather than by scriptural texts." He was a dedicated teacher who believed that Hebrew was not an arcane and difficult language to master and that almost anyone could learn it without assistance, even females(!). As evidence of this radical belief, he dedicated these works to his student and patroness, Katherine, Lady Ranelagh, sister of the great Robert Boyle. The first work here begins with the Hebrew alphabet, some rules of grammar, and lists of root words. We then jump straight into translation, with Hebrew passages from the Old Testament followed by "Resolutions" (i.e., step-by-step translations) into English. The second work contains a Hebrew-English dictionary with an appendix of root words and derivative nouns, followed by more Hebrew passages and translations. The work concludes with an explanation of more esoteric points, including servile letters and suffixes. The three leaves inserted at the beginning of the work contain testimonials and praise from clergymen, who stress the importance of learning the "original" language of God and man, which will surely be that spoken in heaven for all eternity. The Gration-Maxfield provenance is important in that this collector was fastidious and scholarly beyond all expectation, and anything from his carefully selected and annotated library is guaranteed to be in the very best condition possible.. 155 x 98 mm. (6 1/8 x/ 3 3/4"). 9 p.l., 131, [1] pp.; [2] blank leaves; 13 p.l., 551 pp. FIRST EDITION, Second Issue of the first title (with undated title page and with three additional preliminary leaves inserted between A1 and A2); FIRST EDITION of the second title. Attractive burgundy crushed morocco, gilt, by Lewis & Harris of Bath for Brent Gration-Maxfield (stamp-signed on verso of front flyleaf; owner's ex libris stamped in gilt at head of front turn-in), covers with gilt-ruled frame, scrolling cornerpieces, centerpeice of fleuron and small tools; raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with central calligraphic flourish surrounded by small tools, floral cornerpieces, turn-ins with elaborate cresting roll, all edges gilt. Front free endleaf with extensive neatly pencilled bibliographic notations of Gration-Maxfield; verso of last leaf with his pencilled instructions to the binder; title page with early ink ownership inscription of Robert Brooks; blank verso of fourth leaf inscribed in ink "Hannah Colborne / was b[ought]/ Sept 23 : 1721." Wing R-1611 and R-1618. Fore margin of fourth leaf renewed by present binder, one leaf with small burn hole between text lines, occasional short closed marginal tears, rust spots, or minor stains, leaves a bit browned (due to poor paper quality), but a very good copy, generally clean and crisp, and in an unworn decorative binding. This is a 17th century English-Hebrew dictionary and grammar intended to make the ancient and holy language of the Old Testament accessible to every Christian. Robertson (fl. 1651-85) is described by DNB as "a pedagogical revolutionary with an egalitarian message and a passionate and parenthetical style" who stressed "the importance of reducing Hebrew words to their roots, and teaching the language by alphabetical principles rather than by scriptural texts." He was a dedicated teacher who believed that Hebrew was not an arcane and difficult language to master and that almost anyone could learn it without assistance, even females(!). As evidence of this radical belief, he dedicated these works to his student and patroness, Katherine, Lady Ranelagh, sister of the great Robert Boyle. The first work here begins with the Hebrew alphabet, some rules of grammar, and lists of root words. We then jump straight into translation, with Hebrew passages from the Old Testament followed by "Resolutions" (i.e., step-by-step translations) into English. The second work contains a Hebrew-English dictionary with an appendix of root words and derivative nouns, followed by more Hebrew passages and translations. The work concludes with an explanation of more esoteric points, including servile letters and suffixes. The three leaves inserted at the beginning of the work contain testimonials and praise from clergymen, who stress the importance of learning the "original" language of God and man, which will surely be that spoken in heaven for all eternity. The Gration-Maxfield provenance is important in that this collector was fastidious and scholarly beyond all expectation, and anything from his carefully selected and annotated library is guaranteed to be in the very best condition possible.

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        Genealogia Iesv [ Jesu ] Christi Per Mundi Aetates versu deducta à F. Io. Bapt. vanden Cruijce Augus Finiano. Antverpiae, Apud Henricum Aertsens. Anno M. DC. LIV.

      Antverpiae/Antwerpen, Aertsens Aertssens, 1654 - 8° (18.5*11 cm), 7 Bll. (Titel, Widmung, Druckerlaubnis etc.), 249 S., 3 Bll. (Register u. Druckvermerk), 7 Kupfertafeln, zahlr. Vignetten, schlichter Pergamentband d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückentitel am oberen Kapital. Antwerpen, Aertsens [a. d. Titelkupfer Aertssens] 1654. Sehr gut erhalten, Papier nur gering gebräunt, ohne Stockflecken, lediglich die Spiegel haben sich im Laufe der Jahrhunderte von den Einbandfalzen gelöst. Keine Einträge, keine Gerüche übler Art. * Die Angabe der Versandkosten bei Abebooks-ZVAB bezieht sich auf eine Büchersendung mit einem Gewicht von max. 1 kg. Diese pauschale Vorgabe lässt sich durch den Anbieter leider nicht ändern, so dass die Versandkosten insbesondere bei mehrbändigen Titeln im Nachhinein angepasst werden müssen. Max. Versandkosten / Shipping fees: D pauschal 1 EUR Versandkostenanteil, EU max. 15 EUR, CH max. 20 EUR (Paket bis 20 kg), other countries on request. Expressversand auf Anfrage / express delivery on request. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 245 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Ganzpergament [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Angli Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio Secunda - Contra Infamem Libellum Anonymum Cui Titulus, Regii Sanguinis Clamor Ad Coelum Adversus Parricidas Anglicanos

      Londini (London): Typis Neucomianis, 1654. [2], 173pp, [1], slightly later vellum, title in ink to head of spine, date added later to foot. Small chip to foot of spine, vellum slightly soiled. Text slightly cropped to head, minor browning and soiling, generally fairly clean. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown, three lines of ink notes to second free endpaper, small round stamp of the Selborne library to foot of reverse of title and once to bottom margin of text on D2. Lacks the final blank. Wing M2171 and Coleridge 57a. Milton's withering attack on Alexander Morus' (or More's) Clamor, (though it was actually written by Peter Du Moulin), with "solemn advice to both Cromwell and his fellow citizens. He had cause for anxiety concerning the future of the Commonwealth, and his position as literary champion of English liberties entitled him, he thought, to warn as well as to vindicate ... The Defensio Secunda has verve and vitality and the implicit promise of greater writing to come" (Parker, Milton, page 435). First Edition. Full Vellum. Good. 24mo.

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        De Militia Navali Veterum, libri quatuor.

      Ad historiam graecam latinamque utiles. Ubsaliae (Uppsala), Johannes Janssonius, 1654, - in-4, pp. (8, compr. antiporta), 348, pregevole legatura moderna m. marocch., dorso a nervi con tit. e fregi oro. Impresa tipogr. al tit., testo in car. tondo, con passi in corsivo e greco. Dedica dell'a. alla regina di Svezia. Con un magnifico antiporta allegorico figurato dis. dall'autore ed inc. da J.V. Meurs, 3 tavole inc. f.t. e numerose illustraz. silogr. n.t., anche a piena pag., raffig. navi e vascelli da guerra degli antichi Greci e Romani. Prima edizione di questo raro trattato storico militare navale in cui l'autore descrive tecniche di navigazione, metodi di costruzione, armamenti, elementi decorativi, accessori dell'equipaggio, ecc. G. Scheffer (Strasburgo 1621 - Upsala 1679) visse quasi sempre in Svezia ove tenne la cattedra di eloquenza e filosofia politica e poi di giurisprudenza ad Upsala, dedicandosi a studi di storia ed antiquaria. Bell'esempl. (nota di possesso ms. cancellata sul tit. e lievi bruniture). Bibliogr. di Marina p. 33. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An account of Mr. Cawdry?s triplex diatribe concerning superstition, wil-worship, and Christmas festivall.

      Uncommon variant of the first edition, being a "reissue, with cancel title page, of the edition with Richard Davis?s name in imprint" according to ESTC. Hammond was "a celebrated catechism writer" (DNB) and clergyman, called by some the father of English biblical criticism. Cawdrey, a prominent nonconformist, published A Diatribe, against Dr. Hammond on Superstition and Festivals in 1654; the present item was Hammond's response to that attack on three of his early tracts -- including his defense of celebrating Christmas. The dispute between Hammond and Cawdrey lasted four years and produced several publications on both sides. This variant is less common than the Davis imprint of the same year; WorldCat and ESTC locate only six U.S. holdings, one since deaccessioned.

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        Contemporary copy of a manuscript, on paper, in Spanish.

      Certified copy of a document relating to the 13,200 ducats annually due the monks of the monastery of the Escorial in Spain, promised them in perpetuity by King Philip IV in 1654. In exchange for this annual subsidy of proceeds from encomiendas in Huaylas, Chuquitanta, Conchucas, and other regions in Peru, the monks promised to say masses and to do certain other religious acts for the crown. This document contains specific and detailed accounting data for the years 1781, 1782, 1783, 1784, and 1785.

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        Le Tirol Souz le nom duquel s'entendent Le Comté de Tirol; puis le Comtés de Bregentz, Feldkirck, Montfort, Pludentz, & Sujets; et les Evesches de Trente, et Brixen en protection des Comtes de Tirol. - Par le Sr. Sanson d'abbeville Geogr. ordre. du Roy A Paris Chez l'Auteur. Avecq Privilege pour vingt Ans. 1654':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich aus Cartes generales de toutes les parties du monde, . b. Nicolas Sanson d' Abbeville & Pierre Mariette in Paris, dat. 1654, 36 x 47 Tomasi, Il Territorio Trentino-Tirolese Nell Antica Cartografia, 62 - Zeigt den südlichen und nördlichen Teil von Tirol sowie Vorarlberg zwischen Oberbayern und Gardasee. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche. - Unten links Meilenzeiger. - 1. französische Karte von Tirol. (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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