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         THE QUEENS CLOSET OPENED Incomparable Secrets in Physick, Chirurgery, Preserving, and Candying, and Cookery; as they were presented to the QUEEN, By the most experienced Persons of our Times, many wherof were honoured with her own practice, when she pleased to descend to these more private Recreations. Never before published. Transcribed from the true Copies of her Majesties own Receipt Books, by W. M., one of her late servants. Vivit post funera Virtus.

      Printed for Nathaniel Brook at the Angel in Cornhill, London 1655 - [8] 296 [22] 123 [7] 14 x 9 cm. Consisting of three books 'The Pearle of Practice', 'A QUEENS DELIGHT', and 'THE COMPLEAT COOK'. Title page trimmed, affecting text. Pages 69-70, loss of corner, affecting text. Pages 175-176 loss at edge, affecting text. Pages 179-180, affecting text. Repair on last page of Epistle. Annotation in ink on page 202, not affecting text. "Elizabeth Shaw", written in ink on page 294, surrounded with ornamental flourishes. Three receipts written in ink on rear pages. Calling card pasted on verso of cover - J. H. Collins, 9 Holmwood Gardens, Church End, Finchley N. Boards heavily rubbed. From the estate of Dan Samuel, 4th Viscount Samuel (1925-2014), grandson of Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel, High Commissioner of Palestine (1920-1925). [OXFORD 26]. Tooled Calf, raised bands. Good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Myles Standish

      March 4, 1655. Manuscript Document Signed "Edward Brinson" and "Robert Blackbourne" one page, 17" x 6.25" on vellum, [Duxbury]., March 4, 1655. Folds, some toning.

An interesting document in which Brinson and Blackbourne affirm their obligation to Richard Standish who had extended them a loan of £3,000 "to be paid to the said Richard or to his retained attorney … " A fascinating document worthy of further research.

Richard Standish (1620 - 1662) English politician who sat in the House of Commons for Preston from 1659 - 60. Richard was the son of Thomas Standish (c. 1593 - 1642) who sat in Parliament for Preston during the Short Parliament of 1640 and in the Long Parliament until 1642. Standish, who lived at Duxbury Manor in Lancashire, was very possibly a relative of Myles Standish, one of the founders of Plymouth Colony in 1620.

Much is known and has been written concerning the life of Myles Standish (c. 1584 - 1656) after he became associated with the English Separatists (i.e. Pilgrims) who founded the colony of Plymouth in 1620. However, very little is known about Standish's early life including his place of birth, and for nearly two centuries, this question has been been the subject of scholarly debate. The little we know about Standish's origins come from his will, drafted in 1656, in which he granted to his "son & heire apparent Alexander Standish all my lands as heire apparent by lawfull decent in Ormskirke Borscouge Wrightington Maudsley Newburrow Crowston and in the Isle of man and given to mee as Right heire by lawfull decent but Surruptuously detained from mee My great Grandfather being a 2cond or younger brother from the house of Standish of Standish."(Charles H. Simmons, Jr., Plymouth Colony Records, Volume 1, Wills and Inventories 1633-1669 ,Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1996, 312-314) Of all the places named, one is on the Isle of Man while the remaining are places in Lancashire where a branch of the Standish family resided, centered at Duxbury Hall. A short passage written by Plymouth Colony's secretary, Nathaniel Morton notes a similar origin for Standish, noting he "...was a gentleman, born in Lancashire, and was heir apparent unto a great estate of lands and livings, surreptitiously detained from him; his great grandfather being a second or younger brother from the house of Standish…" (Nathaniel Morton, New England's Memorial, Boston: Congregational Board of Publication, 1855, 6th ed., 170). Unfortunately, that is all that is known about his origins. However, the fact that Standish founded the town of Duxbury in Plymouth Colony would suggest that his origins were indeed from Lancashire and not the Isle of Man. It is not known whether Alexander Standish (1626 - 1702) ever pursued these claims.


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         De Juramento, Seven Lectures Concerning the Obligation of Promissory..

      1655. A Notable Essay on Oaths Sanderson, Robert [1587-1663]. De Juramento. Seven Lectures Concerning the Obligation of Promissory Oathes. Read Publicly in the Divinity School at Oxford. By Robert Sanderson D.D. His Majesties Publick Professor There. Translated into English by His Late Majesties Speciall Command, And Afterwards Revised and Approved Under His Majesties Own Hand. London: Printed by E.C. for Humphrey Moseley, Octavian Pulleyn, And Andrew Crook, 1655. [viii], 64, 63-272, [14] pp. Octavo (5-1/2" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, blind fillets and later lettering piece to spine. Rubbing to extremities with wear corners, chipping to head of spine, boards beginning to separate, but secure, front pastedown and most of free endpaper neatly removed, a few tears to following endleaf. Title page printed in red and black within ruled border. Early owner inscription to verso of front board (Tittenhange Library), light toning to text, offsetting to margins of title page. $750. * First edition in English. Bishop of Lincoln, Chaplain to Charles I, Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University and subject of a biography by Izaak Walton, Sanderson was one of the most eminent Englishmen of the seventeenth century. His opinions are also discussed in Walton's The Compleat Angler. De Juramento is a conservative review of the "nature and teaching" of oaths to royal and government officials according to Scripture. It was first published in 1647 as De Juramenti Promissorii. King Charles I held this work in high regard and he may have been the author of the English translation. This work was suppressed during the Commonwealth and returned to print during the Restoration. Its final edition was published in 1722. English Short-Title Catalogue R30543.

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         Novus Atlas Sinensis Seste Deel van de Nieuwe Atlas

      First Edition in Dutch. Folio (560 x 364 mm); engraved architectural title, 17 double-page engraved maps, in original outline colour, no text on the versos; Dutch text with woodcut initials, partly printed in double column, mounted on guards, publisher's contemporary Dutch vellum, panelled in gilt, gilt edges, the ties replaced, with minor marginal damp-staining at the rear, a few closed tears in the margins, some paper softness, minor worming to the guards. Amsterdam, Johannes Blaeu,  

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         The Compleat Angler or The Contemplative Man's Recreation ? The Second Edition much enlarged

      Printed by T.M. for Rich. Marriot, London 1655 - Second edition. Engraved piscatorial vignette on title-page and ten small copperplate engravings in the text. 1 vols. 12mo (5-5/8 x 3-1/16 in.). Huth Copy of the Rare Second Edition. Rare. Sir John Hawkins in the Preface to his 1760 edition of the Angler, said "The Second Edition I have never seen."Handsome copy from the distinguished Huth library. Coigney 2 Olive crushed morocco gilt by F. Bedford, a.e.g. Title leaf remargined (outermost edge of cartouche in pen facsimile), A7 remargined (a few letters in fine pen facsimile). A bit closely trimmed, affecting a few headlines, 2 illustrations, a few letters in text of leaves B8, F7, initials shaved in 2 pp. of music (O5-O6). Huth copy with gilt ex-libris Engraved piscatorial vignette on title-page and ten small copperplate engravings in the text. 1 vols. 12mo (5-5/8 x 3-1/16 in.)

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         HEALTHS IMPROVEMENT: OR, RULES COMPRIZING AND DISCOVERING THE NATURE, METHOD, AND MANNER OF PREPARING ALL SORTS OF FOOD USED IN THIS NATION

      Printed by Tho. Newcomb for Samuel Thomson, London 1655 - 192 x 140 mm. (7 1/2 x 5 1/2"). 4 p.l., 296 pp.Corrected and Enlarged by Christopher Bennet. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary sprinkled calf, very expertly rebacked preserving most of original backstrip, remnants of title label. Front pastedown with engraved bookplate of Sir Archibald Grant of Monymoske, Bart., and title page with Grant's ink inscription; front free endpaper with bookplate of "A. L. S." dated 1929, with the motto "Beatus homo quem tu erudieris, Domine." Wing M-2382; Krivatsy 8011; Vicaire 613. Boards tending to splay just slightly, extremities a little rubbed, but the binding sound and restored to its attractive original appearance. Intermittent minor foxing, light offsetting in perhaps half the text, but the defects all inconsequential, the text generally very clean, fresh, and pleasing. Intended for a lay audience, this entertaining guide to a healthful diet was compiled around 1595, but not published until nearly 50 years after the author's death. Described by DNB as "a gossipy treatise on various aspects of diet and eating habits which Moffet intended to supplement by a similar work on drinks," the work is also notable for its "descriptions of an unusually wide range of birds and fish." Moffett was a naturalist as well as a physician, and this work provides one of the earliest lists of British wild fowl, with observations on their migration patterns. It also has a link to the New World, as Moffett describes a flying fish from the Western Hemisphere shown him by his friend Sir Francis Drake. Moffett discusses meats, fish, fowl, fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs, and dairy products, recommending the best choices for various ages and constitutions. Sauces can be used to improve digestibility, whether it is mustard for beef or wine for figs. The numberof meals per day will depend on the health and circumstances of the individual, with children and the elderly receiving more frequent, smaller meals. Thomas Moffett (also "Muffett" or "Moffet," 1553-1604) was educated at Cambridge and in Basel, where he took a degree in medicine. He established a practice in Ipswich and London and served as physician to Queen Elizabeth's forces in Normandy in 1591. The manuscript for "Healths Improvement" was part of the estate bequeathed by Moffett's wife to their daughter Patience (who is said to be the "Little Miss Muffet" of the nursery rhyme). Physician Christopher Bennet (1617-55) edited and prepared it for publication before his untimely death from the disease he specialized in, tuberculosis. Works of this genre are usually found in worn condition from hard use; the present copy is unusually well preserved. Intended for a lay audience, this entertaining guide to a healthful diet was compiled around 1595, but not published until nearly 50 years after the author's death. Described by DNB as "a gossipy treatise on various aspects of diet and eating habits which Moffet intended to supplement by a similar work on drinks," the work is also notable for its "descriptions of an unusually wide range of birds and fish." Moffett was a naturalist as well as a physician, and this work provides one of the earliest lists of British wild fowl, with observations on their migration patterns. It also has a link to the New World, as Moffett describes a flying fish from the Western Hemisphere shown him by his friend Sir Francis Drake. Moffett discusses meats, fish, fowl, fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs, and dairy products, recommending the best choices for various ages and constitutions. Sauces can be used to improve digestibility, whether it is mustard for beef or wine for figs. The numberof meals per day will depend on the health and circumstances of the individual, with children and the elderly receiving more frequent, smaller meals. Thomas Moffett (also "Muffett" or "Moffet," 1553-1604) was educated at Cambridge and in Basel, where he took a degree in medicine. He established a practice in Ipswich and London and served as physician to Queen Elizab [Attributes: First Edition]

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         The Church-History of Britain; From the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year MDCXLVIII

      London: Printed for John Williams at the signe of the Crown in St. Paul's Church-yard, 1655. Ex-Library First edition. Hardcover. poor to near fine. Folio. (8, 19, 1)pp. index) 171 (1), (8) 427 (1), (8) 235 (1), (8) 238 (2), (8) 172, 22pp. Original calf with blind-stamped ruling on covers, blind-stamped vignettes and gilt lettering on spine; raised bands and housed in an orange clamshell box. Red edges. Title pages for each book with double-rule border and vignette. Historiated headpieces, endpieces and initials including first dedication to Esmé Stuart, Duke of Richmond, and nineteen page index with headpiece and two initials at front. Each book with dedication including decor and all chapters of the various books with divisional title pages, except for book one, and with decorative headpieces and heraldic initials. First and second (171pp.), third through seventh book (427pp.), eight and ninth book (235pp.), and tenth and eleventh book (238pp.) with continuous pagination. Contains index at front; does not include the 5 engravings, respectively folding map of Cambridge University. Shoulder notes. Block washed. The history of the Church of Britain in XI. books bound with the "History of the University of Cambridge since the Conquest" (172pp.) and "The History of Waltham-Abby in Essex, Founded by King Harold" (22pp.) by the prolific English historian Thomas Fuller (1608-1661). He was admitted Doctor of Divinity at Cambridge in August of 1660. He is said to have been the first English writer to live by his pen and from his wealthy and noble patrons. "...his most celebrated work, the huge Church-History of Britain, which, like all his books, abounds in quaint humor and epigrammatic sayings. Its accuracy was impugned by Heylin, and Fuller retorted in a lively "Appeal of Injured Innocence (1659), his last publication of importance." (Schaff-Herzog). Does not include folding map of Cambridge nor additional engravings but those mentioned. Clamshell box with library barcode at upper left corner of front cover. Binding with wear along edges, scuffing, rubbed and light soiling. Front and back cover separated but present. Red edges faded. Inked name of previous owner on front free endpaper. Pages 187-190 in book V. with loss at top and foredge but repaired professionally. Clamshell box in near fine, binding in poor, interior in very good condition.

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         The Queens Closet Opened. Being Incomparable Secrets in Physic, Chyrurgery, Preserving, Candying and Cookery. BOUND WITH: A Queens Delight. BOUND WITH: [The Compleat Cook.].

      London Printed by Nathaniel Brook 1654 1655 - 2 parts in one volume, 12mo, pp [12], 191, [3], 195-296, [4, blank], [22, tables], [2, adverts]; 3-123, [7], with separate title page to Queens Closet and Queens Delight, but lakcign the title page to The Compleat Cook, also lacking the portrait of Queen Henrietta at the front, else complete, bound in contemporary calf, with central gilt onrmant to the boards, surface rubbed, slight worn at corners, spien worn and broken in two in middle, fornt endpaper removed, title a little soiled and laid down, but generally quite sound throughout, FIRST EDITION OF ALL THREE PARTS. The first two parts are frequently found together, were issued separately, and with continuous pagination as here. Apart from the portrait, lacking in almost all copies, this one is quite complete with the 2 blanks and the advert leaf. The Compleat Cook, published separately, is lacking its title page, however, othewise complete. It is interesting to note that the second part here is dated 1654, the first issue, this altered to 1655 in the second issue which is usally encountered. This copy is also unsual as being still in a contemporary binding, broken though it is; most copies have been at some stage rebound. The prevenance can thus be traced back 'Mrs Woods July 7th 1704 given her by her grandmother [perhaps the original owner], then a later note 'from Mrs Head's Collections', and an early 20th century label indicating it if from the cookery collection of John Hodgkin F.L.S. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Temporalis Aeternitas o Allegoria della transitorietà.

      - Incisione calcografica all'acquaforte, mm. 260x182, rifilata alla scena incisa. Firmata e datata in lastra in basso (leggermente sulla sinistra): Giov. Benedetto, 1655. Due circoscritte ossidazioni nell'angolo alto a sinistra. Piccolo foro di tarlo (puntiforme) nella parte inferiore destra dell'incisione. Basandosi sullo studio di Paolo Bellini "L'opera incisa di Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione", Milano, 1982, pp. 167-168, n. 63, possiamo classificare questo esemplare come un II stato. Condizioni discrete.

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         THE LUSIAD, or Portugals Historicall Poem; Written in the Portingall Language by Luis de Camoens, and now newly put into English by Richard Fanshaw, Esq

      London: printed for Humphrey Moseley, 1655. First English-language edition. Folio; (22), 224 pp., with engraved portrait frontispiece of Camoens, full-page engraved portraits of Prince Henry the Navigator and Vasco de Gama. Contemporary calf, rubbed and worn (particularly at extremities), rebacked, with new spine and leather spine label; previous owner's bookplate and pencilled notes on front pastedown; previous owner's signature on front endpaper; repairs to frontispiece; several small closed tears to early pages; foxing and staining to endpapers and throughout the text. Consignment. JG. Shelved in Case 3. Dupont.

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         Título y Privilegio perpetuo por juro de heredad a don Pedro de Leguiçamon y Segovia, de la jurisdicción, señorío y heredad de la villa de las Vegas de Matute, que solía ser de la jurisdicción de la ciudad de Segovia y V. Mag. fue servido de eximirla della, por quenta de la facultad i venta de los veinte mil vasallos que concedio el Reyno.

      Dada en Madrid, a terinta y un días del mes de diciembre de 1655. - Fol. 292 h. fol. manuscritas con clara y legible caligrafía de época por ambas caras, todas enmarcadas por doble recuadro. Firma de Felipe IV: Yo el Rey, y rúbricas refrendadas por secretario y escribanos Real Plena piel de época, ruedas y hierros dorados en planos, lomo con nervios y hierros. Una gran miniatura a toda plana con la figura de San Pedro. Primera hoja de texto con gran orla con motivos vegetales y florales, sello de estampilla con escudo real en la parte superior. “Es Leguizamon un antiguo linaje de Bilbao relacionado en sus orígenes con los descendientes de Alvar Sánchez de Minaya, primo del Cid de Vivar, según Lope García de Salazar en sus Bienandanzas. Uno de ellos llegó a la localidad que lleva el nombre de Leguizamón fundando el solar del mismo nombre, en el barrio de Legizamon (Etxebarri-Doneztebek, cerca de Galdakao). Este linaje tiene ramas en Bilbao, Begoña, Areatza-Villaro y otros lugares de Bizkaia, y Gazteiz-Vitoria (Araba). A finales del siglo XV y principios del XVI los Leguizamon fueron prebostes de Bilbao. Sostuvieron numerosos combates y peleas con otros linajes, como los de Zamudio y Zurbarán.” [Blasones hispanos] En 1662 Felipe IV concedería a Pedro Ibañez de Segovia Leguizamón –hijo del leguizamon que nos ocupa– el título de Marqués de Gramosa, título al que Felipe V en 1741 otorgaría la Grandeza de España. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         THE LUSIAD, or Portugals Historicall Poem; Written in the Portingall Language by Luis de Camoens, and now newly put into English by Richard Fanshaw, Esq

      printed for Humphrey Moseley, London 1655 - Folio; (22), 224 pp., with engraved portrait frontispiece of Camoens, full-page engraved portraits of Prince Henry the Navigator and Vasco de Gama. Contemporary calf, rubbed and worn (particularly at extremities), rebacked, with new spine and leather spine label; previous owner's bookplate and pencilled notes on front pastedown; previous owner's signature on front endpaper; repairs to frontispiece; several small closed tears to early pages; foxing and staining to endpapers and throughout the text. Consignment. JG. Shelved in Case 3. Dupont. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Iaponia Regnum". Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte von Martino Martini.

      Amsterdam, Blaeu, 1655 - Hubbard/Walter OAG 28. Walter Nr. 38: "Seinem China Atlas fügt Martini auch eine kurze Beschreibung von Japan an. Er selbst war niemals dort. Man könnte aber vermuten, daß er in China mittelbar oder unmittelbar mit japanischem Kartenmaterial in Berührung gekommen sei, das er in seiner Japankarte verwendet habe. Tatsächlich ist die Karte aber nur eine Verbesserung der vorher erschienener Karten nach Robert Dudley und Ingancio Moreira. Entgegen diesen Arbeiten wird aber Korea hier richtig als Halbinsel (und nicht als Insel) dargestellt. Glaubwürdige Informationen darüber dürfte Martino aber in China erhalten haben. - Gebräunt. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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         A Course of Sermons for All the Sundays of the Year.bound with 28 Sermons Preached at Golden Grove, 2nd Ed. 1654 Bound with Clerus Domini. 1655. First Edition. .

      R.Royston, London 1655 - Contemporary plain, polished dark brown calf, bit abraded on front cover and corners rubbed. Plain Three publications bound in one, and RARE thus. Spine dulled and lacking spine label. Title page bit soiled, outer joints split but holding, inner end paper joints strengthened, but in good plus condition overall. Bound with : 28 Sermons preached at Golden Grove, being for the summer half year, Royston, 1654,2nd edition and bound with,: Clerus Domini, or, a Discourse of the Divine Institution of the Office Ministerial., Royston, 1655. First? edition. There is no index in this copy."A Course of Sermons" collates thus: xvi (includes the frontis portrait) 1-100, 109-334pp. {There is no loss of text between 100 and 109}.and there is no errata leaf in this edition. "28 Sermons" collates: [xvi], 182pp . "Clerus Domini" collates: [ii], 1-55pp. [1]. VERY RARE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Juris hebraeorum leges cclxi: juxta nomothesias mosaicae ordinem, atque feriem depromtae, and ad judaeorum mentem; ducto rabbi Levi Barzelonitae; indicatis cujuslibet praecepti fundamento, materia, subjecto, fine, accidentibus, transgressoris, poena, etc. Breviter quidem; sed ita propsitae, ut non theologiae tantum, et linguae hebraeae; se et juris studiosis magno usui esse possint.Tiguri, typis Joh. Jacobi Bodmeri, 1655.

      Tiguri, typis Joh. Jacobi Bodmeri 1655 - Cm. 20, pp. (12) 401 (15). Testo in latino ed ebraico. Legatura coeva in piena perg. rigida con titoli ms. al dorso. Timbretto di biblioteca ecclesiastica scozzese dismessa. Prima cerniera internamente allentata, macchiette alla legatura e piccola mancanza a una cuffia, lievi e naturali bruniture, peraltro nel complesso buon esemplare. Johann Heinrich Hottinger (1620-1667), teologo e orientalista svizzero, fu riformatore dell'Università di Heidelberg. Questa stimata traduzione, verosimilmente in edizione originale, si fonda su una fonte medievale di precetti giuridici e morali elaborati da Aaron Ha-Levi di Barcellona, celebre rabbino e talmudista attivo verso la fine del XIII. Raro e ricercato. Cfr. Kvk. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Exactissima Totius Danubii Fluvii Tabula et.

      Artist: Danckerts Theodorus ( - 1700) Amsterdam; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca 1680 1655 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Some restoration at lower centerfold; - size (in cm): 50,5 x 57,5; - description: Map depicts the river Donau on two maps. The source of the river Brigach and Breg in Germany. The the river flow in Austria, Slowakia, Hungary, Serbia with Belgrad and Bulgaria to the Black Sae.; -vita of the artist: The Danckerts family sold and published maps during the 17th Century in Amsterdam. Justus Danckerts, the son of the business founder Cornelius Danckerts (c. 1603- c. 1656), was born 1635. He has published several Atlases together with his son Theodorus between 1680 and 1700. The plates finally have been sold to R. & J. Ottens who published them under their own name. Danckerts died in 1701.

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         Historia gotthorum, vandalorum & langobardorum: Ab Hugone Grotio partim versa, partim in ordinem digesta. Præmissa sunt ejusdem prolegomena. Ubi regum gotthorum ordo & chronologia, cum elogiis. Accedunt nomina appelativa & verba gotthica, vandalica, langobardica, cum explicatione.

      - Amsterdam, Ludovicum Elzevirum, 1655. 8vo. Engr. extra title,+ (6),+ 148,+ 932,+ (98) pp. Minor stain first two leaves and a spot on page 1. Half vellum from late 19th-century, spine gilt with red label. marbled boards. From the library of Fredrik Wulff, with his signature. Ter Meulen 735. Willems 1181. Berghman 1578. Hoffman III, 299. Warmholtz 1338: ?Hon hålles för vara nog sällsynt?. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         De Stadt KINNINGFOE The Citie.

      [Amsterdam, John Ogilby, 1655]. - Copper engraving. 295:355 mm. Matted. A view of the Chinese city of Zhuzhou (Jianning) in Hunan Province.

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         De Juramento, Seven Lectures Concerning the Obligation of Promissory.

      1655 - A Notable Essay on Oaths Sanderson, Robert [1587-1663]. De Juramento. Seven Lectures Concerning the Obligation of Promissory Oathes. Read Publicly in the Divinity School at Oxford. By Robert Sanderson D.D. His Majesties Publick Professor There. Translated into English by His Late Majesties Speciall Command, And Afterwards Revised and Approved Under His Majesties Own Hand. London: Printed by E.C. for Humphrey Moseley, Octavian Pulleyn, And Andrew Crook, 1655. [viii], 64, 63-272, [14] pp. Octavo (5-1/2" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, blind fillets and later lettering piece to spine. Rubbing to extremities with wear corners, chipping to head of spine, boards beginning to separate, but secure, front pastedown and most of free endpaper neatly removed, a few tears to following endleaf. Title page printed in red and black within ruled border. Early owner inscription to verso of front board (Tittenhange Library), light toning to text, offsetting to margins of title page. $750. * First edition in English. Bishop of Lincoln, Chaplain to Charles I, Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University and subject of a biography by Izaak Walton, Sanderson was one of the most eminent Englishmen of the seventeenth century. His opinions are also discussed in Walton's The Compleat Angler. De Juramento is a conservative review of the "nature and teaching" of oaths to royal and government officials according to Scripture. It was first published in 1647 as De Juramenti Promissorii. King Charles I held this work in high regard and he may have been the author of the English translation. This work was suppressed during the Commonwealth and returned to print during the Restoration. Its final edition was published in 1722. English Short-Title Catalogue R30543. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The History of That Great and Renowned Monarchy of China Wherein all the particular Provinces are accurately described as also the Dispositions Manners Learning Lawes Militia Government and Religion of the People Together with the Traffick and Commodities of that Country Translated from the Italian into English Together with Bellum Tartaricum or the Conquest of the Great and most Renowned Empire of China by the Invasion of the Tartars who in these last seven years have wholly subdued that vast Empire Together with a Map of the Provinces and chief Cities of the Countries for the better understanding of the Story 

      First English edition. Two engraved portrait frontispieces, engraved costume plate, engraved folding map, as well as an engraved map in the text. 4to.  In contemporary full calf, restored. Overall a very good copy. 305pp. London, E. Tyler for John Crook, 

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         Sacra Famiglia con San Giovannino

      1655 - Acquaforte, 1655 circa, firmata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Esemplare nel secondo stato di due, con l’indirizzo dell’editore Daman aggiunto. Sebbene considerato un secondo stato per la presenza della firma dell’editore, la presenza di un primo è solamente supposta, in quanto non sono conosciute prove. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana non identificata, rifilata al rame, leggere abrasioni in alto al centro restaurate, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Etching, 1655 circa, signed at lower left. A very good impression of the second state of two, with the Daman imprint. Trimmed to the platemark, a small scraped area at the upper right, generally in very good conditions. Bartsch 18. Dimensioni 240 180mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Estratto dal Nuntio Sidereo

      HH del Dozza, Bologna 1655 - In 4°, legatura posteriore in mezza pergamena e assi in cartonato, preziose lettere tratte dal Nuntio Sidereo indirizzate a mons. Giuliano de Medici, Benedetto Castelli monaco cassinese e sig. Alfonso Antonini da Udine, Pp: bb.2-nn 2-(16)-bb 2, pagine numerate 45-60, eccellente stato, rarissimo. 1 volume in 4°, half parchment back-binding and cardboards, letters from Nuntio Sidereo addressed to Mons. Giuliano de Medici, Benedetto Castelli monk of Cassino and Alfonso Antonini from Udine, Pp: bb.2-n.n. 2- (16) -bb 2, numbered pages 45-60, excellent condition, very rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Opere di Galileo Galilei

      HH.del Dozza, Bologna 1655 - 2 vols. 4to (230 x 165 mm). First edition of the collected works of Galileo Galilei, published by HH.del Dozza, 1655/56. Collation as in Cinti, with engraved frontispiece by Della Bella, engraved portrait by Villamena, large folding engraved plate of the Galilean geometric compass, and numerous woodcut illustrations in text. In all, seventeen works of Galileo including the Discorsi and Sidereus Nuncius. Galileo's Dialogo and Letter to Christina are not included, being on the index of banned books. Some scattered light browning to several gatherings (as inevitable with this book). Overall, a very attractive set bound in contemporary Italian limp vellum and in exemplary, very sound original condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Lazarillo: or the excellent history of Lazarillo de Tormes, the witty Spaniard. Both parts. The first translated by David Rowland, and the second gather'd out of the Chronciles of Toledo by Iean de Luna a Castilian and done into English by the same [..]

      London: Printed by R. Hodgkinsonne, 1655 [336] pages. Signatures A4, B-X8, Y4. ESTC R42100 where signature B is only given 6 leaves, however here there are 8. Ink stamp to the rear of the title page Alexander Gardyne 1883. Early ink notes to the margins, mainly in Latin and mainly religious, most are cropped by later binding. Ink writing also to the title page. Ink names to Y3v. Extra illustrated with a suite of 16 plates. There is a note to the end paper that these have come from the 1699 Bruxelles edition - however on the plate facing K2v are the words Wine to sell. Whereas the frontispiece is titled in French. So I cannot be sure which edition they are from. Pages are spotted and browned throughout. Some tears to the margins. Small faded circular photographic bookplate to the front pastedown. In 19th century worn half leather binding. Attributed to Diego Hurtado de Mendoza.. Half leather. Good.

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         De Imputatione Primi Peccati Adami Josue Placaei: Disputatio in qua Synodi Ecclesiarum in Gallia reformatarum nationalis, Carentoni prope Lutetiam anno 1645 habitae, de illo Argumento Decretum explicatur et defenditur.

      Authoris Sumptibus Excusa, Saumur 1655 - [vii] 480p original vellum fresh and tight, old library donation inscription to endpaper, not stamps, fresh copy of the first edition, printed at the author's expense, printer not named but architectural device may reveal him, French protestantism, original and important [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Circa 1655 Etching The Rat-Catcher By Cornelis Visscher

      Holland: Cornelis Visscher Etching, circa 1655 by Dutch artist Cornelis Visscher (1629 - 1658); with the artist's signature in the plate at upper right margin. Latin inscription below the image; Ref. Hollstein XL, p. 59, 50. Approx. 14 1/2 " x12 1/4". With the margins, 18 ¾" x 15 ½"; old pencil notation at bottom edge; done on good watermarked paper; old mounting tape residue on back has migrated through to front at top edge; some toning, faint mottling to the paper. In very good condition. NOTE: Shipped rolled, for safety.. Art. Not Bound. Good.

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         The History of the Church of Scotland, Beginning the Year of our Lord 203, and continued to the end of the Reign of King James the VI. of ever blessed Memory. Wherein are described, The Progress of Christianity. The Persecutions and Interruptions of it. The Foundation of Churches. The Erecting of Bishopricks. The Building and Endowing Monasteries, and other Religious Places. The Succession of Bisshops in their Sees. The Reformation of Religion, and the frequent Disturbances of that Nation, by Wars, Conspiracies, Tumults, Schims. Together with great variety of other Matters, both Ecclesiasticall and Politicall.

      London, J. Flesher, for R. Royston 1655. (portrait, 16, portrait, 4) 546 (11) p. Rebound half Leather with 5 raised bands, Folio (The margins of the first three pages are slightly worn, the first two pages are reinforces at some places, occasionally some stains and spots. Illustrated with two engraved portraits.).

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         THE HISTORY OF THE GREAT AND RENOWNED MONARCHY OF CHINA. Where in All the Partic

      - London 1655, Crook. Full recent leather, raised bands, red leather label, 248p., copper etched frontispiece of Semedo & folded etched map, new end papers, internally clean, a bit of corner wear else nice, 19 x 29.2 cm.,! lacks BELLUM. RARE SUBTITLE: continued: Together with the Traffic & Commodities of that Country. Now put into English by a Person of Quality, and Illustrated with Several Mapps and Figures, to Satisfie the Curious & Advance the Trade of Great Brittain. * . A FABULOUS AND EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE ON CHINA . . A PRIMARY ACCOUNT OF JESUIT LIFE IN CHINA . . . . WRITTEN IN OLDE ENGLISH * NOTE: These two titles were written in "Olde English" of the period & commonly used "F" for "S" therefore below, we faithfully repeat the spelling on the title page, as issued. *** WHO WAS THE AUTHOR, FATHER ALVAREZ F. SEMEDO, S.J.: . Father Alvarez F. Semedo S.J. [aka Semmedo 1585?6-1658, aka. Álvaro de Semedo [Latinized form: Alvarus de Semedo] was a an early Portuguese missionary who resided in China for 20 years. He was known in China as Zeng Dezhao and earlier as Xie Wulu. . This First English language edition was translated from the First Italian edition published in 1643 into English, by "A Person of Quality." A nicely done early and valuable primary source and stunning mid-17th historical work on China. . Álvaro Semedo was born in Nisa, Portugal in 1585 or 1586. He entered the Jesuit novitiate in 1602, and on 29 March 1608, he left for Goa and the Far East aboard Nossa Sra. do Vencimento. He arrived in Macau in 1610, and Nanjing in 1613. Along with another Jesuit, Alfonso Vagnoni, he was imprisoned during an anti-Christian campaign in Nanjing in 1616, and then sent back to Macau, where he stayed till 1621. . As the persecution campaign in the mainland China abated, Fr. Semedo changed his Chinese name from Xie Wulu to Zeng Dezhao and re-entered China, now working in Jiangsu and Jiangnan provinces. He spent most of his term in China in the central and southern provinces; perhaps his only trip north was the one he made to Xi'an in 1625, during which he was the first European to see the recently unearthed Nestorian Stele.[1] . In 1636, Semedo went back to Europe as a procurator, sent by his Order to recruit people for the China mission and to ensure continued assistance from the church in Europe. During his sojourn in Europe, he published a long report on China, best known under its Spanish title, Imperio de la China.[1] . After his return to China, Semedo served in Guangzhou [Canton/Guangdong] as the Vice-Provincial of the Jesuit China Mission. During several years after the fall of Beijing to the Manchus in 1644, he continued to work with the Ming loyalist regimes in the Southern China [notably, sending Michal Boym to the court of the Southern Ming Yongli Emperor], even as most of Jesuits elsewhere in China were switching their loyalty to the recently established Qing Dynasty. Once the Qing took Canton, Semedo was detained, but was freed a few months later, reportedly due to the interference of Beijing-based Johann Adam Schall von Bell.He spent the rest of his life in Guangzhou, where he died. . In 1655 he wrote: RELATIONE DELLA GRANDE MONARCHIA DELLA CINA, from which HISOTORY OF THE GREAT AND RENOWNED MONARCHY OF CHINA was a translation of. * * A FABULOUS AND EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE ! *** . CAUTION BEFORE ORDERIN: Not all editions of this title come with the second title: "BELLUM TARTARICUM, OR THE CONQUEST OF THE GREAT AND MOST RENOWNED EMPIRE OF CHINA, BY THE INVASION OF THE TARTARS, WHO IN THESE LAST SEVEN YEARS, HAVE WHOLLY SUBDUED THAT VAST EMPIRE." . Written by Martin Martinius. This is the actual title as found on the proper title page, however it is abbreviated on the Semedo title page as a subtitle, reading: "To Which is Added the Hiftory of the Late Invafion, and Conqueft of tht Flourifhing Kingdom by the Tartars. With an exaft Account of the Other Affairs of China till thefes Prefent Times." Sic spelling, with pagina

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         The History of That Great and Renowned Monarchy of China. . all the Particular Provinces are Accurately Described the Dispositions, Manners, Learning, Lawes, Militia, Government, and Religion of the People. Together with the Traffick and Commodities of that Countrey. Lately written in Italian.To which is added the History of the Late Invasion and Conquest . by The Tartars (Bellum Tartaricum or the History of the Warrs of the Tartars in China & c.)

      E. Tyler for John Crook, London 1655 - Two parts in one, continuously paginated. With three copper-engraved plates: Frontis to first work: " Alvarez Semedo" after Thomas Cross, "Mandarin & his Wife" p. 29 & second frontis ( to Martinius' Tarter Conquest): "Thein Mingus, Emperor of the Western Tartars." Two copper-engraved maps: "Situs Provinciarum Imperii Sinici MDCLIV" facing p. 255, & "An Exact Mapp of China, being faithfully Copied from one brought from Peking by a Father Lately resident in that Citty 1655," the latter folding and placed by the binder at the very front of the book. Two pages of advertisements for books printed for John Crook. Large folding map has ancient repairs and worming; lengthy 18th century ownership inscription to back of frontis; worming throughout, some affecting text. Nonetheless a handsome copy with all the requisite parts nicely bound in half forest-green morocco. ; Quarto 27.5 x 18.5 cm; [x], 308, [2] pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         THE HISTORY OF THE GREAT AND RENOWNED MONARCHY OF CHINA. Where in All the Partic

      - London 1655, Crook. Full old leather, raised bands, 308p., copper etched folded map, facsimile frontispiece, two parts bound in one, very good, 18 x 28.5 cm., complete with Bellum solid copy, 18 x 29.5 cm. FIRST EDITION SUBTITLE: continued: Together with the Traffic & Commodities of that Country. Now put into English by a Person of Quality, and Illustrated with Several Mapps and Figures, to Satisfie the Curious & Advance the Trade of Great Brittain. * . A FABULOUS AND EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE ON CHINA . . A PRIMARY ACCOUNT OF JESUIT LIFE IN CHINA . . . . WRITTEN IN OLDE ENGLISH * NOTE: These two titles were written in "Olde English" of the period & commonly used "F" for "S" therefore below, we faithfully repeat the spelling on the title page, as issued. *** WHO WAS THE AUTHOR, FATHER ALVAREZ F. SEMEDO, S.J.: . Father Alvarez F. Semedo S.J. [aka Semmedo 1585?6-1658, aka. Álvaro de Semedo [Latinized form: Alvarus de Semedo] was a an early Portuguese missionary who resided in China for 20 years. He was known in China as Zeng Dezhao and earlier as Xie Wulu. . This First English language edition was translated from the First Italian edition published in 1643 into English, by "A Person of Quality." A nicely done early and valuable primary source and stunning mid-17th historical work on China. . Álvaro Semedo was born in Nisa, Portugal in 1585 or 1586. He entered the Jesuit novitiate in 1602, and on 29 March 1608, he left for Goa and the Far East aboard Nossa Sra. do Vencimento. He arrived in Macau in 1610, and Nanjing in 1613. Along with another Jesuit, Alfonso Vagnoni, he was imprisoned during an anti-Christian campaign in Nanjing in 1616, and then sent back to Macau, where he stayed till 1621. . As the persecution campaign in the mainland China abated, Fr. Semedo changed his Chinese name from Xie Wulu to Zeng Dezhao and re-entered China, now working in Jiangsu and Jiangnan provinces. He spent most of his term in China in the central and southern provinces; perhaps his only trip north was the one he made to Xi'an in 1625, during which he was the first European to see the recently unearthed Nestorian Stele.[1] . In 1636, Semedo went back to Europe as a procurator, sent by his Order to recruit people for the China mission and to ensure continued assistance from the church in Europe. During his sojourn in Europe, he published a long report on China, best known under its Spanish title, Imperio de la China.[1] . After his return to China, Semedo served in Guangzhou [Canton/Guangdong] as the Vice-Provincial of the Jesuit China Mission. During several years after the fall of Beijing to the Manchus in 1644, he continued to work with the Ming loyalist regimes in the Southern China [notably, sending Michal Boym to the court of the Southern Ming Yongli Emperor], even as most of Jesuits elsewhere in China were switching their loyalty to the recently established Qing Dynasty. Once the Qing took Canton, Semedo was detained, but was freed a few months later, reportedly due to the interference of Beijing-based Johann Adam Schall von Bell.He spent the rest of his life in Guangzhou, where he died. . In 1655 he wrote: RELATIONE DELLA GRANDE MONARCHIA DELLA CINA, from which HISOTORY OF THE GREAT AND RENOWNED MONARCHY OF CHINA was a translation of. * * A FABULOUS AND EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE ! *** . CAUTION BEFORE ORDERIN: Not all editions of this title come with the second title: "BELLUM TARTARICUM, OR THE CONQUEST OF THE GREAT AND MOST RENOWNED EMPIRE OF CHINA, BY THE INVASION OF THE TARTARS, WHO IN THESE LAST SEVEN YEARS, HAVE WHOLLY SUBDUED THAT VAST EMPIRE." . Written by Martin Martinius. This is the actual title as found on the proper title page, however it is abbreviated on the Semedo title page as a subtitle, reading: "To Which is Added the Hiftory of the Late Invafion, and Conqueft of tht Flourifhing Kingdom by the Tartars. With an exaft Account of the Other Affairs of China till thefes Prefent Times." Sic spelling, with pagination: 253-308, inclu

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         Iaponia Regnum.

      J. Blaeu, Amsterdam 1655 - Copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash. Minor text offsetting, as often. In excellent condition.

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         A Collection of the Several Papers sent to the Highness the Lord Protector of the Common-Wealth... concerning the bloody and barbarous Massacres, Murthers, and other Cruelties, committed on many thousands of Reformed, or Protestants dwelling in the Vallies of Piedmont, by the Duke of Savoy’s Forces, joyned therein with the French Army, and severall Irish Regiments. Published by Command of his Highness

      Printed for H. Robinson, at the three Pigeons in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, 1655. 4to piccolo (cm. 17), 8 cc.nn., 44 pp. Cartonato policromo inizi ‘900 con titolo oro su tassello in pelle al ds. Ottimo esemplare. Rarissima edizione originale presente - secondo ICCU - in due sole bibl. italiane.

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         HUNGERS PREVENTION Or, the Whole Art of Fowling by Water and Land. Containing all the Secrets belonging to that art, and brought into true forme or method, by which the most ignorant may know how to take any kind of Fowle either by Land or Water.

      London, printed for Francis Grove and are to be sold by Martha Harrison at the signe of the Lambe at the East end of St. Paules Church, 1655. Also, exceeding necessary and profitable for all such as travell by Sea and come into uninhabited places: Especially, all those that have any thing to doe with New Plantations. SECOND EDITION, 1655. Small 8vo, approximately 150 x 85 mm, 5½ x 3½ inches, woodcut frontispiece, 22 woodcut text illustrations of varying sizes, decorated initials, pages: [16], 1-285, some misnumbering but catch words correct, lacks the last blank endpaper which is in the collation, ends on T7, rebound in full panelled calf, maroon gilt lettered label, gilt decoration to spine, blind decoration to covers, new endpapers. Pale offset from frontispiece and woodcut illustrations to text, tip of 3 corners torn with slight loss, nowhere near text, page 271 in the "Art of Fowling"has margin torn with loss, affecting the first few words to 7 lines of text (see image), 2 slim pieces of old paper with the missing words on lossley laid in, last page has small repair to blank side, last 2 pages have some small brown spots to margins, some pale age-browning throughout, 2 margins have a little old ink scribble, not affecting text, occasional small nick to margins, otherwise a very good copy. See: A Bibliography of Gervase Markham, 1568-1637, by F. Poynter, page 135; James Edmund Harting, Bibliotheca Accipitraria, A Catalogue of Books Ancient and Modern relating to Falconry, page 8; John Resler Swift, Bibliotheca Accipitraria II, A Catalogue of Books Ancient and Modern Relating to Falconry in the English Language, 1486-2000, page 207 No. 367, illustration at rear of book; Carl Franz Georg Richard Schwerdt, Hunting, Hawking and Shooting, Volume 2, page 12. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Ortus medicinae, id est initia physicae inaudita. Progressus medicinae novous, in morborum ultionem ad vitam longam. Edente ahthoris filio F.M. van Helmont. Editio Quarta. 2 Teile in 1 Bd.

      Lyon, Devenet, 1655, Folio, (22), 487 pp. 192 pp., (60) pp., mit gestochenenm Titelblatt, alter Halbldereinband mit Rückenschild etwas fleckig. Dritte Gesamtausgabe (Vortitel: "Opera"). Der zweite Teil, mit eigenem Titel ("Opuscula medica inaudita... editio quinta"), enthält die schon auf dem gestochenen Titel angekündigten Abhandlungen "De lithiasi", "De febribus", "De humoribus Galeni", "De peste".The Ortus medicinae is the masterwork of one of the most original geniuses in the history of science. Van Helmont is celebrated as one of the first to conduct quantitative biological experiments one of the founders of biochemistry one of the first to recognize that there are several air like substances, and the originator of the word gas (from the Flemish pronunciation of the Greek word 'chaos') to describe them and the author of the modern ontological conception of disease. Van Helmont was, like Paracelsus, an alchemist and a mystic, but above all he believed in experiment and empiricism as the path to true knowledge. He was a sceptic in Boyle's sense of the word, and rejected the scholasticism of his contemporaries. Not surprisingly he was persecuted in his own time, and much admired by Boyle.'In medicine, he introduced the examination of the specific gravity of urine for diagnostic purposes. He investigated the fluids in the human body and advanced the hydrochloric acid some two hundred years before the actual discovery of this fact. He also appreciated the significance of bile in the gut for digestion.Helmont's significance in the development of chemistry is perhaps even greater...he used the balance in chemistry, showing in many cases the indestructibility of matter in chemical changes...Helmont, who was himself an alchemist, marks the transition from alchemy to chemistry in the modern sense.' PMM."Van Helmont maintained that physiological processes are chemical, each of them being activated by a special ferment or gas which was persided over by a special spirit. This spirit, in turn, was supposedly governed by a sensory motor soul located in the pit of the stomach." (McHenry, 77f.).As a result of religious persecution following the printing of his treatise on the magnetic cure of wounds (1621), Van Helmont published virtually nothing during his lifetime until the collection of medical treatises, the "Opuscula medica", published in the year of his death and again with the "Ortus medicinae". Pagel (pp.13-14) points out that the "Ortus medicinae" was not a compilation of miscellaneous manuscripts arranged by his son, Franciscus Mercurius van Helmont (1618-1699), but was conceived as whole by Van Helmont himself. These two works contain between them Van Helmont's complete works. cf. W. PagelSchöne und frühe Ausgabe seiner erst posthum veröffentlichten 'Opera'."Mit leidenschaftlicher Kraft wandte sich Johann Baptista Van Helmont (1579/80-1644) gegen die überlieferte Heilkunde seiner Zeit. Er lehnte die Viersäftelehre ab und bestritt, daß die die eingeborene Wärme Ursache aller stofflichen Veränderungen im lebenden Organismus sei." ... "Hemont ersetzt die traditionelle Verdauungslehre der Schulen durch eine völlig neue, originale Stoffwechseltheorie. Diese postuliert einen sechstufigen von einer Fermentkette gesteuerten Verdauungs- und Assimilationsprozess eine "metamorphosis fermentalis".""Im System Van Helmonts erscheint die Galle erstmals als Verdauungssaft. Van Helmont prägt den Begriff der aktiven Darmverdauung...." Mani II, S.123-129"Johann Baptist von Helmont (1577-1644), Iatrochemiker, untersucht das Verhalten der Gase, lehrt das die Stoffe auch in der Verbindung weiter bestehen und erkennt damit das Gesetz von der Erhaltung des Stoffes." ValentinAnfänge der chemischen Harnanalyse ....siehe - Partington, II, Chapter VI, pp. 209-243 Thorndike, VII, Chapter 8: Walter Pagel in DSB, VI, pp. 253-59 Hagelin, Rare and Important Medical Books, SLS, pp. 66-67.Printing and the Mind of Man 135 (1st.Ed.. 1648) Garrison & Morton 665(1st. Ed. 1648) Krivatsy 5433 Wellcome III, 241.

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         Beschrijving van de heerlijkheid en het dorp Alphen aan den Rijn, d'aloude herkomst, bevolking, naamreeden, Romeinze gedenkteekens, uitheemze en inlandze geschiedeniszen ten luister der historie dienende, en zijne huidendaagze geleegenheid. Doorwrogt met een voegzaame schets van het Heemraadschap van Rijnland, Leiden: H. van Damme, 1714.

      Geb. in perkament, (22) + 261 + (11) p., ill. Lit: Nijhopff / Van Hattem 250.Pieter Plemper (1655 - 1714) was koopman, eerst te Leiden, daarna te Alphen aan de Rijn. De geschiedenis van Alphen vormt de hoofdzaak van de tekst, maar ook de omliggende dorpen komen aan de orde. Het boekje bevat een zevental fraaie gravures door en naar F. Bleyswijk: Rijngezicht te Alphen, het huis Beerendrecht, het huis Langeroode, het huis Poelgeest, de nieuwe kerk, het Hof, en de oude kerk. In 1728 zou nog een titeluitgave verschijnen, met dezelfde platen.

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         Virginia erforschet und beschriben durch Capitain Iohan Schmidt.

      Frankfurt 1655 - Scarce German edition of Virginia. - copper engraved map; overall 32 x 38,5 cm; plate 29,5 x 36,5 cm. fold as issued; edges frayed; some minute marginal tears; paper evenly toned with some foxing and staining; top left corner repaired; o/w vg cond. - A most beautifully decorated map of Virginia, engraved by Matheus Merian who was de Bry’s son-in-law, and based on John Smith’s map, originally published in de Bry’s ‘Grand Voyages’. This map is from the German edition ‘Newe Welt und Americanische Historien’ by Ludwig Gottfried, a German geographer who worked closely with Matheus Merian. - The map with North orientated to the right, shows in great detail the Chesapeake Bay and is decorated with trees and markers for dwellings. A compass rose is within the sea; the Royal coat-of-arms are in the top right part of the map, next to a depiction of a Native. In the top left part of the map is a scene of the chief Powhatan in a longhouse with members of his tribe ‘as he presented himself to Captain Smith’. - This is a scarce map to find and is a real addition to any collection. - Burden 219, Tooley (America) p163/4 derivative 3

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        De secretis mulierum. Amsterdam, J. Janssonius, 1655.

      12°, geheel perkament, 358+(14) pag., met gegraveerde titelpagina. Rug licht beschadigd, laatste pagina's watervlekkig in marge.C2485."O.S.H. Lie, Over vrouwen en hun geheimen. (artikel op internet). Albertus Magnus (1193-1280), ook bekend als Sint Albert de Grote, was een Duits filosoof en theoloog aan wie deze tekst waarschijnlijk ten onrechte werd toegeschreven. Tegenwoordig neemt men aan dat een van zijn leerlingen de auteur is.$In dit werk wordt het vrouwelijk lichaam beschreven als een vergissing van de natuur, met als resultaat een mislukte man. Biologisch gezien zijn vrouwen in vergelijking met mannen dus tweederangs. Terwijl het (superieure) gestel van de man heet en droog is, is dat van de vrouw koud en nat. Hierdoor kunnen vrouwen de ingenomen spijzen minder goed verbranden en omzetten in lichaamsstoffen dan mannen. Daarom worden maandelijks de onverwerkte producten uit hun lichaam verwijderd in de vorm van menstruatie.Hun koude en vochtige lichamelijke gesteldheid (complexie) is verantwoordelijk voor de karakteristieken van het vrouwelijk lichaam en de vrouwelijke geaardheid. Zo wordt gezegd dat vrouwen minder goed kunnen leren dan mannen vanwege hun koude complexie. En dat het voor vrouwen (in tegenstelling tot mannen) van levensbelang is om veel seks te hebben met mannen. Menstruatie wordt beschreven als een uiterst giftig en gevaarlijk goedje dat zelfs groene bomen doet verdorren. "

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