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        [CHRONIK DER FAMILIE FRIEBEISZ, Freiherrn seit 1655]. O.O. [Wien]: O. J. [ca. 1914].

      [CHRONIK DER FAMILIE FRIEBEISZ, Freiherrn seit 1655]. O.O. [Wien]: O. J. [ca. 1914]. 4°. Titelblatt mit montiertem, mehrfarbig handgemaltem Familienwappen, eingefasst von mehrfarbig kalligrafiertem Titel, 33 großteils beidseitig beschriebene Blätter. Originaler Lederband auf fünf unechten Bünden mit blindgeprägter Deckel- und Rückenornamentik mittels Rahmen und Rautenfläche, durchgehenen Goldschnitt und Metallschließe. Familienchronik der Freiherrn von Friebeisz (auch Friebeis, Frühbeis), rückwirkend wohl um 1914 verfasst. Am 24. Juni 1655 erhielt der aus Rajka (Ragendorf) gebürtige Johann Friebeisz von Kaiser Ferdinand III. beim Reichstag in Pressburg den Adels- und Wappenbrief. Während der Stamm der Familie in Ungarn ansässig blieb und sich bis ins heutige Westrumänien verzweigte, entstand im 19. Jh. zunächst in Bruck a. d. Leitha ein später nach Wien übersiedelnder österreichischer Zweig, indem der zugereiste Ignaz von Friebeis (1786-1839) die in Bruck ansässige, zweimal verwitwete Kaufmannsfrau Josepha Lübeck-Troll, geb. Thanhoffer (1796-1835) ehelichte und mit ihr vier Kinder zeugte. - Die Chronik berichtet zunächst über die Vorfahren dieser Josepha von Friebeis, deren männliche Vertreter um 1800 als leitende Beamte in den Verwaltungen der Fürsten Esterházy (Schloss Forchtenau, Herrschaft Levenz (Levá) oder Harrach (Schloss Prugg) tätig waren. Danach werden tabellarisch die Viten der drei Söhne von Ignaz von Friebeis, Ignaz Christoph (1827-1867), Joseph Christoph (1829-1914) und Rudolph Christoph (1838-1882) angezeigt. Der namhafteste Vertreter des österreichischen Zweigs derer von Friebeis ist wohl Joseph Christophs Sohn Hans von Friebeis (1855-1923), eine hoher K.k. Beamter, der als Bezirkshauptmann, Regierungskommissär und 1895/96 interimistisch auch das Amt des Wiener Bürgermeisters bekleidete. Den umfangreichsten Teil der Chronik stellen Transkriptionen der Aufzeichnungen verschiedener Familienmitglieder dar, die bis 1744 zurückreichen. Bei liegen zwei an „Hochwohlgbeboren, Fräulein Emma v. Friebeis" adressierte, mit 5.2. bzw. 9.6.1914 datierte Postkarten. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen, die Deckel mit geringen Kratzspuren, einige Seiten gering fingerfleckig und mit leichten Knickfalten, sonst sehr gut erhaltenes Unikat mit dem besonders attraktiven, großflächig gemalten Familienwappen auf dem Titelblatt.

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        Waldenser Chronick. Das ist, Von dem Harkommen, Lehr und Leben, wie auch vielfältigen Verfolgungen der Evangelischen Christen, Waldenser genant. Von dem 1160. bis in das 1655. Jahr.

      Schaffhausen, Suter 1655 - Pergament Einband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Titel am Rücken; zusammengebunden mit zwei kleineren Werke von Schuppius am Ende des Buches; 12°. Ex libris der Bibliotheca Justi Friderici Augusti Lodtman auf Vorsatz; Mit Holzschnitt Titelbordüre. 4 Bl.(Vorrede) 546 Seiten, Register 3 Bl. Innen sehr frischer Zustand, kleiner Riss am Rande vo Seite 23, wenige leichte rötliche Markierungsstriche am Rande weniger Seiten; zusammengebunden: Schupp: Kalender, Bismarck Wolfenbüttel, 1658; Schupp: Relation aus dem Parnasso welche bei jüngster Post Mercurius angebracht hat.Bismarck, Wolfenbüttel, 1658, VIII, 25 Seiten; beide Werke in gutem Zustand und vollständig; anscheinend die zweite erweiterte Ausgabe in deutscher Sprache; sehr selten; [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CARTA RÉGIA - SÉC. XVII. - D. JOÃO IV - Carta do cargo de corregedor da cidade de Portalegre

      - 1 fólio em pergaminho. De 25,x33 cm. Documento redigido a uma só mão por tabelião da corte em letra firme e legível; assinada pela mão do Rei de Portugal; e com averbamentos e reconhecimentos. Apresenta atilho de seda com falta do selo pendente mencionado na carta. O fólio apresenta dobra contendo o resumo da carta para ser lido no despacho do Rei: «Carta do cargo de corregedor da cidade de Portalegre de que S. Majestade faz mercê ao Doutor António Cordovil Mauzinho [Mouzinho] que acabou de servir de Juiz dos órfãos de uma das varas da repartição desta cidade por tempo de três anos e além deles o mais que houver por bem quando lhe não mandar tomar residência na maneira acima declarada. Para S. Majestade ler» Transcrição do corpo do documento em ortografia actualizada: «Dom João por Graça de Deus Rei de Portugal, dos Algarves daquém e dalém mar em Africa, Senhor da Guiné e da Conquista e Navegação comércio e Etiópia, Arábia, Persia & da India &c. Faço saber aos que esta minha carta virem que havendo respeito à boa Informação que em todas Letras e mais partes do Doutor António Cordovil Mauzinho que no de que o encarregar me serviria como cumpre a Meu Serviço e boa administração da Justiça como o fez no cargo de que foi encarregado de Juiz dos órfãos de uma das Varas da repartição desta cidade que Serviu e de que deu boa Residência Hei por bem de lhe fazer Mercê do cargo de corregedor da cidade de Portalegre por tempo de três anos e além deles o mais que houver por bem em quanto lhe não mandar tomar residência, o qual cargo ele servirá com todos os poderes e Alçada que leva por minha provisão e haverá com ele o mantimento ordenado e todos os [ ] e percalços que lhe dereitamente pertencerem e portanto mando ao Juiz e [veadores?] Procurador, fidalgos, cavaleiros, escudeiros e homens bons e Povo da dita Cidade de Portalegre e das Vilas e lugares da comarca da qual são ao dito doutor António Cordovil Mauzinho por corregedor da dita comarca lhe obedeçam segundo [ ] Juízos e mandados e todas as outras coisas que vos ele de minha parte e por bem de Justiça e meu Serviço Mandar sobre penas que vos puser que serão com efeito executadas naqueles que assim não cumprirem e nelas incorrem e Jurará na chancelaria aos Santos evangelhos que bem e verdadeiramente sirva guardando em tudo o Meu Serviço e as partes seu direito de que se fará acento nas costas desta e por firmeza de tudo lhe mandei dar esta carta por Mim assinada e selada com selo Pendente constando primeiro que tem pago novo direito e o dever na forma de minhas ordens. Francisco Teixeira sobrinho a fez em Lisboa a quinze de maio Ano de nascimento de nosso Senhor Jesus Cristo de mil seiscentos e cinquenta e cinco. [Assinado]: El Rei [D. João IV] Seguem-se 6 averbamentos no verso do documento, dos quais transcrevemos o seguinte: "Por Resolução de Sua Majestade de 11 de Maio de 1655 e Portaria de Dom Pedro de Alemcastre Presidente do Desembargo do Paço» [EN] ROYAL CHARTER – 18TH CENTURY - KING JOÃO IV – Charter granting the job of Magistrate in the city of Portalegre 1 parchment folio. Dim.: 25x33 cm. Handwritten document by a royal court clerk, in a firm and readable handwriting; signed by the King of Portugal himself and presenting registers and annotations. The silk ribbon misses the royal seal mentioned in the charter. The folio is folded and contains the summary of the charter to be read at the Royal dispatch [Free translation]: «Charter of the job of magistrate of the city of Portalegre, granted by His Majesty to his Honour António Cordovil Mauzinho [Mouzinho], who has just served for three years as Judge of orphans in one of the courts in this city, to proceed with that and all matters that might arise, until I order him to make residence as mentioned above. For His Majesty to read » Language: Português / Portuguese Location/localizacao: M-15-A-13 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The President of Presidents, Or, One General President for Common..

      1655. London, 1655. First edition. London, 1655. First edition. Sheppard's Plan to Reform Conveyancing Sheppard, William [fl. 1660]. The President of Presidents. Or, One General President for Common Assurances by Deeds: Wherein There is Contained an Extract or Abridgment of All the Readings and Presidents Thereof Extant. Of Singular Use and Profit to All Men. London: Printed by Henry Hills for Humphrey Tuckey, 1655. [vi], 242, 247-361, [13] pp. Pagination irregular, text complete. (7" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary sheep, rebacked, blind rules to boards, raised bands to spine, hinges mended, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge of text block. A few minor nicks and stains and some shallow scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to corners, hinges starting. Light browning to text, occasional faint dampstaining to foot of text block, two struck-through early owner signatures and later signature dated 1797 to head of title page, brief manuscript index in hand of 1797 signer to rear free endpaper. $950. * First edition. Active in the Protectorate, where he was Cromwell's legal advisor, Sheppard aimed to reform English common law. Ahead of his time in many ways, many of his proposals anticipate changes that were adopted in the nineteenth century, especially in the Juridicature acts of 1875-78. The Presidents of Presidents is a novel guide that proposed a system of conveyances based on a uniform model. Sheppard promotes this standardized plan as a way to better secure property rights by eliminating the ambiguity introduced by local practices. According to his biographer, Nancy Matthews, this work remains "an important contribution to English legal literature.": Matthews, William Sheppard, Cromwell's Law Reformer 118. English Short-Title Catalogue R203548.

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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

      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. .

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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. 8:o. Grav. extra titel,+ (6),+ 148,+ 932,+ (98) s. Svag fuktrand första bladen och en fläck s. 1 i första pagineringen. Halvpergamentband från mitten av 1800-talet, guldornerad rygg med röd titeletikett, marmorerade pärmpapper. Ur filologen Fredrik Wulffs bibliotek, med hans namnteckning. Ter Meulen 735. Willems 1181. Berghman 1578. Hoffman III, 299. Warmholtz 1338: "Hon hålles för vara nog sällsynt". Viktig utgåva för stormaktstidens göticistiska historieskrivning. Samlingen innehåller Hugo Grotius 70 sidor långa företal, vilket ansågs så viktigt att det även översattes till svenska 1670, Prokopius "De gothorum & de vandalorum", båda i Grotius latinska översättning, Agathius "Excerpta...", Jordanes "De getarum" i B. Vulcanius Brugensis utgåva, Isidorus av Sevilla "Gothorum, vandalorum et svevorum in Hispania chronicon" i Isaac Vossius textutgåva, samt slutligen Paulus Warnefrids "De gestis langobardum".

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        COMPENDIO GENEALOGICO O' EPITOME DE LA HISTORIA DE LA REAL CASA DI LEYVA. A la Exc.ma Señora Doña María Gonçalez de Avellaneda y Leyva Condesa de Castrillo & Virreyna de Napoles mi Señora.

      Emprenta de Roncagliolo, por Salvador Castaldo, 1655. Prima edizione. Testo spagnolo. Cm.20,6x15. Pg.(28), 120, (12). Stupenda, genuina legatura alle armi coeva in piena pelle, leggermente allentata, con ricchissime impressioni araldiche in oro ai piatti ed al dorso a tre nervature. Tagli in oro e fogli di guardia marmorizzati. Bel frontespizio calcografico a piena pagina, inciso e firmato da Nicolas Perrey, costruito in forma architettonica: una immagine allegorica della Giustizia e due stemmi araldici (uno dei De Leyva) sormontano il titolo, sorretto da due figure umane. In alto il motto "Securitas plebis, ad vestram respicit famam", da Cassiodoro, ed ai lati due cippi con citazioni cieroniane. Capilettera e fregi ornamentali incisi. Esemplare a buoni margini, con lievi bruniture uniformemente diffuse. Il testo è preceduto da epigrammi e sonetti encomiastici di Sancio, Caracciolo, De Fonseca, De la PuenteUlloa, De Tassis, De leon, De Rozas, Echalaz, Del Campo, Castillo, De Muxica. In fine due ricchi indici: "Index de los Capitanes Generales que de la Real casa de Leyva ha avido" e "Tabla de la Casas que han emparentado con la Real de Leyva". Edizione originale, assai rara e impreziosita da una sontuosa legatura d'epoca. di una stupenda testimonianza del dominio spagnolo in Italia nel XVII secolo, a celebrare i fasti della famiglia De Leyva. Di origini navarresi, il capostipite Juan Martinez (1350-1384) fu signore di Leyva, l'attuale Leiva, nella comunità autonoma La Rioja in Spagna. La presenza in Italia si deve ad un ramo cadetto, cui l'Imperatore Carlo V conferì il feudo di Monza, che rimase in loro possesso per oltre 120 anni. I De Leyva furono inoltre governatori di Milano, Marchesi di Atella e Principi di Ascoli Satriano. Appartiene a questa casata suor Virginia Maria de Leyva, (1575-1650), la celebre "monaca di Monza" di manzoniana memoria. > Solo due esemplari censiti in SBN al 24 novembre 2017. Codice libreria 143086.

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        Lucii Annaei Flori Rerum Romanarum; Politicus Sceleratus Impugnatus

      Argentorati; Norimbergae: Joh. Joachimi Bockenhofferi; Johannem Andream. Endterum & Wolfgangi Jun. Hæredes, 1655; 1665. Leather bound. Good. [6], 452, [155]; [22], 574, [46] pp. Engraved title-page in each work. Florus: “Editio Novissima. Accurante Joanne Freinshemio.” Pelleri: Title-page printed in red and black. Full vellum. Head and heel of spine peeling from text block. Binding remains intact. Dampstain in margin of pages of 1st work. Minor spot to bottom corner and margin of 2nd work. Stamp to back of engraved t.p. (1st work) and face of second title-page of both works. Inscription in margin of epigram and a bit of underlining (2nd work).

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        Obeliscum ab Imp. Ant. Caracalla Romam Aduectum cum Inter Circi Castrensis Rudera Confractus Diu Iacuisset Innocentius Decumus Pont. Opt. Max ad Foriq Ornatum Transftulit Instaurauit Erexit Anno Sal M.C.CLI Pontificatus Sui VII Tabula prima, que eiusdem..

      1655. La fontana dei quattro fiumi in Piazza Navona a Roma, con l'obelisco centrale affiancato dalle effigi scolpite del fiume Rio Della Plata a sinistra e del fiume Danubio a destra. Opera databile al periodo 1651-55. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara. The fountain of the Four Rivers (Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi) on Piazza Navona in Rome, after Bernini, with the central obelisk flanked by the sculpted effigies of the Rio Della Plata river at left, and the Danube river at right. Lettered with producers' names: 'Opus Equitis Ioannis Laurentij Bernini - Franciscus Poilly', publication address: 'Io. Iacobus de Rubeis form. romae a Templum Stae Maae. de Pace' and title in Latin in the top section. Dated about 1651-55. Copperplate, very good condition. Rare. José Lothe, L'Oeuvre Gravé de François et Nicolas de Poilly, Paris, 1994, n. 357

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        COMPENDIO GENEALOGICO O' EPITOME DE LA HISTORIA DE LA REAL CASA DI LEYVA. A la Exc.ma Señora Doña María Gonçalez de Avellaneda y Leyva Condesa de Castrillo & Virreyna de Napoles mi Señora.

      Emprenta de Roncagliolo, por Salvador Castaldo, Napoles 1655 - Prima edizione. Testo spagnolo. Cm.20,6x15. Pg.(28), 120, (12). Stupenda, genuina legatura alle armi coeva in piena pelle, leggermente allentata, con ricchissime impressioni araldiche in oro ai piatti ed al dorso a tre nervature. Tagli in oro e fogli di guardia marmorizzati. Bel frontespizio calcografico a piena pagina, inciso e firmato da Nicolas Perrey, costruito in forma architettonica: una immagine allegorica della Giustizia e due stemmi araldici (uno dei De Leyva) sormontano il titolo, sorretto da due figure umane. In alto il motto "Securitas plebis, ad vestram respicit famam", da Cassiodoro, ed ai lati due cippi con citazioni cieroniane. Capilettera e fregi ornamentali incisi. Esemplare a buoni margini, con lievi bruniture uniformemente diffuse. Il testo è preceduto da epigrammi e sonetti encomiastici di Sancio, Caracciolo, De Fonseca, De la PuenteUlloa, De Tassis, De leon, De Rozas, Echalaz, Del Campo, Castillo, De Muxica. In fine due ricchi indici: "Index de los Capitanes Generales que de la Real casa de Leyva ha avido" e "Tabla de la Casas que han emparentado con la Real de Leyva". Edizione originale, assai rara e impreziosita da una sontuosa legatura d'epoca. di una stupenda testimonianza del dominio spagnolo in Italia nel XVII secolo, a celebrare i fasti della famiglia De Leyva. Di origini navarresi, il capostipite Juan Martinez (1350-1384) fu signore di Leyva, l'attuale Leiva, nella comunità autonoma La Rioja in Spagna. La presenza in Italia si deve ad un ramo cadetto, cui l'Imperatore Carlo V conferì il feudo di Monza, che rimase in loro possesso per oltre 120 anni. I De Leyva furono inoltre governatori di Milano, Marchesi di Atella e Principi di Ascoli Satriano. Appartiene a questa casata suor Virginia Maria de Leyva, (1575-1650), la celebre "monaca di Monza" di manzoniana memoria. > Solo due esemplari censiti in SBN al 24 novembre 2017. 500 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lucii Annaei Flori Rerum Romanarum; Politicus Sceleratus Impugnatus

      Joh. Joachimi Bockenhofferi; Johannem Andream. Endterum & Wolfgangi Jun. Hæredes 1655; 1665, Argentorati; Norimbergae - [6], 452, [155]; [22], 574, [46] pp. Engraved title-page in each work. Florus: "Editio Novissima. Accurante Joanne Freinshemio." Pelleri: Title-page printed in red and black. Full vellum. Head and heel of spine peeling from text block. Binding remains intact. Dampstain in margin of pages of 1st work. Minor spot to bottom corner and margin of 2nd work. Stamp to back of engraved t.p. (1st work) and face of second title-page of both works. Inscription in margin of epigram and a bit of underlining (2nd work). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Introductio ad lectionem linguarum orientalium: Hebraicæ, Chaldaicæ, Samaritanae, Syriacæ, Arabicæ, Persicæ, Æthiopicæ, Armenæ, Coptæ. Consilium de earum studio fœliciter instituendo, & de libris quos . sibi comparate debent studiosi. .Præmittitur præ

      Roycroft for Th. Garthwait,, Lodnon 1655 - 96pp., [Preface], 112 pp., [Introduction], [3 Index], (bound back to front, from right to left without any loss), contemporary full calf, rebacked, title gilt on decorated spine, previous owner’s small label verso lower cover, a reprint of the 1654 first edition - An abridged version of Walton's famous and important introduction to the London Polyglot Bible which was published in 1655-57 (in 6 volumes), or rather a summary of Walton's comprehensive 'praefatio' about Oriental languages in general and on different Bible versions. The Oriental types for the Hebrew, Arabic, Syriac, and Samaritan characters are prepared by Roycroft. The Ethiopic types were apparently not yet finished, and are printed in woodcut. The Coptic and Armenian types were also printed in woodcut. "This little tract is really well written, and must have been very useful at the time it was published. It does not contain grammars of the different languages mentioned in the title, but only different alphabets, and directions how to read them. At the end of the exposition of the alphabet of each language, is a Specimen, in the proper character . This little work is of considerable importance, as the harbinger of the inestimable Polyglott". (A. Clarke: A succinct account of the Polyglott Bibles, Liverpool 1802, p. 46). Bibliographic references: De Sacy 2487; Lowndes 1898; Wing W658; Zenker BO ii, 1508. Size: 12mo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Compleat & Perfect Concordance of the English Bible

      Oxford: Th. Robinson, 1655. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. Unpaginated. New spine label. Joints repaired. Repaired front pastedown has ink signature. Occasional ink notes inside. This Bible study tool was published during Cromwell's Protectorate (see note opposite title page).

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        THE REFORMED COMMON WEALTH OF BEES. Presented in severall Letters and Observations to Sammuel Hartlib Esq. with the Reformed Virginian Silk-Worm.

      London, printed for Giles Calvert at the Black-Spread-Eagle at West-end of Pauls, 1655. Containing many Excellent and Choice Secrets, Experiments, and Discoveries for attaining of National and Private Profits and Riches. FIRST EDITION IN 2 PARTS, THE FIRST PART ON BEES IS COMPLETE, THE SECOND PART ON SILK WORMS LACKS TITLE PAGE AND 18 PAGES. Small 4to, approximately 185 x 140 mm, 7½ x 5 inches, 3 illustrations, 1 engraved and 2 woodcuts, pages: [4], 1-62 plus 1 leaf of "Some writers of Bees extant", followed by pages 19-40 on Silk Worms of Virginia, bound in full contemporary brown panelled sheep, neatly rebacked. Covers slightly scuffed, tips of corners neatly repaired, lower cover has a pale stain, title page stained at outer and lower margins and a little dusty, neat narrow repair to blank edge of title page to strengthen and neat repair to lower corner of title page, following page has a neat small repair to lower margin, hardly noticeable, top margins of pages 25-62 have worm tracks neatly repaired, not affecting text, minuscule worming to top outer margins, hardly visible, occasional small pale brown stain, pastedowns and endpapers age-browned and dusty, otherwise a very good copy. The Reformed Commonwealth gives the earliest known description of the octagonal three-storeyed hive, with a drawing of it by Christopher Wren. Published during the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell, the title was understandably called the Reformed Commonwealth of Bees. See: British Bee Books, A Bibliography 1500-1976 by International Bee Research Association, pages 50 & 51, No 33; Lt.-Col Walker, Catalogue of Bee Books, page 32. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The History of the Great and Renowned Monarchy of China

      London: E. Tyler for John Crook, 1655 Folio. 2 engraved portraits, 2 maps, one folding, 1 plate. Contemporary paneled calf. Extremities rubbed, spine chipped at head and foot. A very good copy in an appealing period binding. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Alvarez Semedo (or Semmedo) served as Portuguese Procurado General for China for many years. First published in Latin in 1642, this work is based on the author's observations and is "as yet unaffected by the later racialist or colonialist mythologies" that pervaded the work of later authors (Lust). "Semedo gives more detailed information about the Chinese language than Gonzalez de Mendoza (1585) and Trigault (1615)" (Lowendahl). A splendid Jewish-American association copy from the library of Joseph Solomon Ottolenghe (1711-1775), ink stamp on title, marginalia. Ottolenghe, born Giuseppe Salomone Ottolenghi i Casale Monferratto in Italy in 1711, was invited to England by his uncle. He converted from Judaism to English Protestantism and emigrated to Savannah, Georgia in 1751, first to work as a missionary among the blacks. Later he was appointed as superintendent of the local silk industry and published a treatise on the breeding of silk worms. He served as a member of the Georgia legislature from 1761-1765.

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        Sammelband mit 10 Schriften, davon mindestens 4, wahrscheinlich sogar 8 in Erstausgabe. 10 Teile in 1 Band.

      Zumeist Amsterdam, Wees, 1639-1655. - 4 Bll., 88 S., 34, 40 nn. Bll., 8 Bll., 79 S., 30, 31, 27, 25, 26 nn. Bll., 168 S. Kl.4°. Lederband d. Zeit auf 4 Bünden mit Rückenvergoldung. Enthält: 1. Brieven der heilige Maeghden, Martelaressen. Mit gest. Titelvignette und 12 Portraitkupfern im Text. Amsterdam, Abraham de Wees 1642 ( EA.); 2. Maegdhen. Treurspel. Amsterdam, Wees 1639 (EA.); 3. Maria Stuart of gemartelde Majesteit. Mit gest. Portrait auf dem Titel. Te Keulen, Oude Druckerye 1646 (wohl die EA.); 4. Lucifer. Treurspel. Mit 1 gest. Tafel. Amsterdam, Wees 1654 .(EA.); 5. Peter en Pauwels. Treurspel. Amsterdam, Wees 1641. (EA.); 6. Gysbrecht van Aemstel, d Ondergangh van zijn stad en zijn ballingschap. Treurspel. Door hem zelf verbetert en vermeert. Amsterdam, Houthaeck 1650; 7. Joseph in Dothan. Treurspel. Amsterdam Wees 1644 (wohl die erste Buchausgabe - entstand 1640); 8. Joseph in Egypten. Treurspel. Amsterdam, Wees 1644 (wohl die erste Buchausgabe - entstand 1640); 9. Sofompaneas of Josef in t Hof. Treurspel. Vertelt uit het Latijn van (.) Huigh de Groot. Amsterdam, Wees 1655. (erschien zuerst 1635); 10. Altaer-Geheimenissen. Ontvouwen in drie boecken door I.V.V. Mit gest. Titelvignette. Te Keulen, In de Nieuwe Druckerye 1645. (wohl die EA.). Einband gering berieben, bestoßen und beschabt; 2 winzige Bezugsfehlstellen an den Bünden; Vordervorsatz herausgetrennt; Bibliotheksstempel (Abbatiae Vallis-Dei) auf Innendeckel, Titel von Teil 1, letzter Seite von Teil 10 und auf dem hinteren Vorsatz; Exlibris derselben Abtei auf dem Innendeckel; fast durchgehend mit schwachem Wasserfleck in der oberen Ecke und der erste Titel zu Beginn mit Wasserfleck im Bundsteg; ca. 40 Bll. mit kleinem Fleck in der unteren Ecke; gering stockfleckig und gebräunt; vereinzelt leicht fleckig; Kupfertafel von Teil 4 mit 2 kleinen Einrissen und etwas geknittert; Titel von Teil 10 mit hinterlegtem Loch im Bundsteg (ohne Textverlust) und etwas angeschmutzt. Sammelband mit 10 Schriften des bedeutendsten niederländischen Barockdichters Joost van Vondel (1587-1679); Vondel hatte auch großen Einfluß auf die deutsche Barockliteratur, insbesondere auf Martin Opitz und Andreas Gryphius; die Verlagsangabe Te Keulen, Oude bzw. Nieuwe Druckerye ist fingiert - Gruys & de Wolf, Thesaurus 1473-1800 erwähnt die Druckereien, schlüsselt sie aber nicht auf; wahrscheinlich druckte sie Dominicus van der Stichel für Abraham de Wees (vgl. NUC, Vol. 642, 265); Ungers Vondel-Bibliographie stand uns leider bisher nicht zur Verfügung. NL

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        Quantung, Imperii Sinarum Provincia Duodecima.

      1655. Prima mappa europea dedicate all territorio di Guandong, Hong Kong, Canton e Macao. Include il delta del fiume Pearl e l'isola di Hainan. Sono presenti molti nomi di città e luoghi e dettagli topografici e un cartiglio decorativo. La mappa si basa sulle relazioni e sulle mappe del missionario gesuita Martino Martini, le cui informazioni portarono proprio alla creazione del primo atlante moderno della Cina, pubblicato da Blaeu. Incisione in rame, bella coloritura coeva, piccoli restauri visibilie al verso, per il resto in buono stato di conservazione. The First European Printed Map of Guandong Province - Hong Kong, Guangzhou, & Macao Includes the Pearl River Delta and the Island of Hainan. The map features many place names and topographical details and decorative cartouche. The map is based on the reports and maps of the Jesuit missionary Martino Martini, whose information resulted in the creation of the first modern atlas of China, published by Blaeu. Copperplate with fine original colour, washed and refreshed, otherwise good condition.

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        Beschryvinge van de heerlyckheydt van Frieslandt tusschen 't Flie end de Lauwers. [Franeker], Johannes Wellens, [1664]. Folio. With engraved title-page, full-page engraved coat of arms of the province of Friesland, and 46 engraved maps and plans (4 large folding maps, 31 double-page maps and 11 double-page city plans) by Jacob van Meurs after Bernardus Schotanus à Sterringa. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum.

      Bodel Nijenhuis 2587; Tiele, Bibl. 976. Greatly expanded and revised second edition of Schotanus's classic description of Friesland and the Frisian people. The first edition was published in 1655, without engravings, as beschryvinge ende chronijck vande heerlickheydt van Frieslandt and included the history from the earliest times to ca. 1500. In 20 chapters, it covered the origins of the Frisian people, the Roman, Frankish, Norman, Saxon and Burgundian eras, Friesland's special status under Charlemagne and his successors from the 9th to the 12th centuries, customs and manners, and the history of the Church. In the present second edition the chapters were rearranged and descriptions and illustrations of the municipalities and cities were added.Christiaan Schotanus (1603-1671), minister of the Church and professor of Greek, Church history and theology at the University of Franeker, is best known for his publications on the history of Friesland.Two maps repaired and with some occasional minor spotting. Very good copy.

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        Idea de un príncipe político cristiano [ 103 Engravings ]

      Antwerp: Hieronymus, Jan Baptist Verdussen , 1655. Book measures 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches. Collation, [20]791,[1]pp, engraved title, 103 large 3/4 page illustrations, woodcut initials and tail pieces.Bound in full calf. Rebacked retaining the period boards, raised bands, gilt lines and center stamp, leather title label, gilt rule lines to boards. Calf lightly rubbed, some minor abrasion wear to corners. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, some general persistant light tanning/browing. Pages and plates in very good clean condition. A very nice copy. . Full Leather. Very Good Plus. Quarto.

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        La Capelle [France(?), ca 1690] Pen and brown ink drawing, with blue washes on paper (10 x 30 cm) with title on top

      17th-century drawing with bird's eye view of the fortified French town La Capelle (Aisne). Probably after the similar view published in Mathaeus Merian's Topographia Galliae (1655-1661).On paper watermarked with a horn (cf. Churchill 315, until 1695).In very good condition.

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        La Capelle. [France(?), ca. 1690]. Pen and brown ink drawing, with blue washes on paper (10 x 30 cm) with title on top.

      - 17th-century drawing with bird's eye view of the fortified French town La Capelle (Aisne). Probably after the similar view published in Mathaeus Merian's Topographia Galliae (1655-1661).On paper watermarked with a horn (cf. Churchill 315, until 1695).In very good condition.

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        Abrégé de l'histoire de Port-Royal. Ouvrage servant de supplément aux trois volumes des Oeuvres de cet auteur. Imprimè à Vienne, & se trouve à.

      Kl.-8 VIII, 353 S. Leder der Zeit mit floraler Rückenvergoldung. Frühe u. seltene Ausgabe der Geschichte der Abtei Port Royal des Champs, die 1204 als Frauenkloster gegründet wurde und im 17. Jahrhundert eine Hochburg der Jansenismus war. Von 1655 bis 1658 war Racine hier Schüler. Später kam es zu einem Bruch mit dem Jansenismus. Hier allerdings rechtfertigt er ihn, wodurch er die Ungnade des Königs auf sich zieht. - Einband etwas bestoßen, Kapitale abgestoßen, vorderes Außengelenk leicht angeplatzt, handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk auf erstem weißen Blatt, gering fleckig, einzelne kleine Läsuren.

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        The fatall doom; or The charms of divine love.

      London: printed for John williams at the Crown in S. Paul's Church-yard, 1655 - 12mo. 15cm x 10cm. [20], 3-203, [1]pp. Some minor worm to lower part of the intro disappearing at the start of the text main. Some other small holes in the lower part of about 20pp otherwise very good. A contemporary ink inscription on the title page says "very excellent and very rare Book worth 7/10 I never saw another copy." Indeed it is poorly represented in libraries. Only 4 UK and 3 US locations. Rebound in full leather with raised bands and period style label. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antique Print-LANDSCAPE-INN-REST-DONKEY-Berchem-1655

      - Antique print, untitled. The rest before the inn. A woman seated on a donkey drinks a beverage handed to her by the woman standing in the open half door. Animals (donkey, a ram and sheep) surround the woman. Etching on hand laid paper. Watermark: Seven-pointed foolscap (=period). Description: Source unknown, to be determined. State: Third state of 6. Ref: Hollstein 11.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Nicolaes Berchem' after own design. Nicolaes Berchem (1620-1683) was one of the most famous animalpainters of the 17th. Century. His work was highly admired and collected. Condition: Good, given age. Margins cropped to the platemark. Faint soiling in the right edge of the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCLA-C14-32 JvO The overall size is ca. 8.3 x 10.3 inch. The image size is ca. 8.3 x 10.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 21.2 x 26.2 cm. The image size is ca. 21.2 x 26.2 cm.

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        Roy et Dessert de Barca et l Egypte.

      Artist: Sanson Nicolas (d) ; issued in: Paris; date: (d)1655 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Some restoration at lower centerfold; - size (in cm): 34 x 53; - description: Map shows Egypt with Lybia; - vita of the artist: Nicolas Sanson (1600?1667) was a French cartographer, termed by some the creator of French geography, in which he's been called the father of French cartography.Active from 1627, Sanson issued his first map of importance, the "Postes de France", which was published by Melchior Tavernier in 1632. After publishing several general atlases himself he became the associate of Pierre Mariette, a publisher of prints.In 1647 Sanson accused the Jesuit Philippe Labbe of plagiarizing him in his Pharus Galliae Antiquae; in 1648 he lost his eldest son Nicolas, killed during the Fronde. Among the friends of his later years was the great Condé. He died in Paris on 7 July 1667. Two younger sons, Adrien (d. 1708) and Guillaume (d. 1703), succeeded him as geographers to the king.In 1692 Hubert Jaillot collected Sanson's maps in an Atlas nouveau. See also the 18th century editions of some of Sanson's works on Delamarche under the titles of Atlas de géographie ancienne and Atlas britannique; and the Catalogue des cartes et livres de géographie de Sanson (1702).

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        By the Protector: A Proclamation For perfecting the Collection For relief of The Protestant Inhabitants of the Valleys of Lucern, Angrona . . . Given at White-Hall this 12th day of July, 1655. Published by His Highness special Command. Wing C7148

      An uncommon and early example of state-inspired famine relief, said to have raised some 90,000 pounds sterling in England alone and an even greater sum in Europe, highly ameliorating the condition of those Protestants persecuted by the Duke of Savoy. Two broadsides, measuring 9x11 and 10x11 inches, respectively, backed, light browning, the Taussig copies; three copies in ESTC in North America. Printed by Henry Hills and Iohn Field [etc.], London, 1655.

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        The Lusiad, or Portugals Historicall Poem..

      London: Humphrey Moseley, 1655. First Edition. Full calf. very good. 1st edition in English (the Portuguese 1st was 1572). 19th century full calf, spine base chipped, top and joints strengthened, frontispiece and title darkened, as are the text margins, some stains, spots, and marginal tears, frontispiece of de Camõens neatly mounted, 1/4" chip from its upper corner, small chip from the title page's fore margin repaired, else very good (6 1/2" X 10 7/8"), and we're being fussier here than is usual with a 361 year old book. Not really a rare edition, but an undying one, and not for sale at this price elsewhere these days (check it out), and our copy has the large portraits of Henry the Navigator and Vasco de Gama neatly folded at the borders, not trimmed, to fit. Ex-George C. M. Birdwood, his name on the title page, some brief notes in the text, others nearly filling the rear binder's blank, and his symbol (the whirlwind of life) in a few places too. Coll: 4to. [xxii], 224 pages. Ref: Pforzheimer 362. The heroes are the Lusiads, the children of Lusus (the Portuguese people). They believe the deities have deemed them predestined to do heroic deeds. Jupiter tells them that their victories over the Moors and Castilians anneals them to discover new worlds, spreading their law, culture, and ideals, and that in the end, they would become gods. And they did open Japan (1543), and took a dominant position there, and they explored West Africa and dictated its trade for 150 years, and they established Brazil, that place with a brazillion problems, and the 3rd most famous Amazon, after the U. S. company and the mythic women warriors. The book's last canto closes with the ultimate revelation, a glimpse at the apparatus dei, the machine of the world (máquina do mundo), the supreme appliance, transparent and luminous, all parts seen at once, the painting that talks.

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        PRAEDAMITAE SIVE EXERCITATIO SUPER VERSIBUS DUODECIMO, DECIMOTERTIO, & DECIMOQUARTO, CAPITIS QUINTI EPISTOLAE D. PAULI ROMANOS. PRIMI HOMINES ANTE ADAMUM CONDITI

      Elzevier, Amsterdam 1655 - 12mo in vellum with flattened corners; VG; moderate soiling or shelf wear and strong binding; ex-libris plate on second front page; pencil and ink inscriptions on back of front board and first end page; dusty edges; clean text in very tight print; two volumes in one book; scarce; this book was published in English in 1656 as "Men before Adam" and burned in public in Paris before La Peyrere recanted and converted to Catholicism; contains a folded map of the Holy Land, in very good condition; shelved in Case # 3; VK consignment. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      Printed for John Williams at the signe of the Crown in St. Paul's Church-yard, London 1655 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Lusiad, or Portugals Historicall Poem..

      London: Humphrey Moseley, 1655. First Edition. Full calf. very good. 1st edition in English (the Portuguese 1st was 1572). 19th century full calf, spine base chipped, top and joints strengthened, frontispiece and title darkened, as are the text margins, some stains, spots, and marginal tears, frontispiece of de Camõens neatly mounted, 1/4" chip from its upper corner, small chip from the title page's fore margin repaired, else very good (6 1/2" X 10 7/8"), and we're being fussier here than is usual with a 361 year old book. Not really a rare edition, but an undying one, and not for sale at this price elsewhere these days (check it out), and our copy has the large portraits of Henry the Navigator and Vasco de Gama neatly folded at the borders, not trimmed, to fit. Ex-George C. M. Birdwood, his name on the title page, some brief notes in the text, others nearly filling the rear binder's blank, and his symbol (the whirlwind of life) in a few places too. Coll: 4to. [xxii], 224 pages. Ref: Pforzheimer 362. The heroes are the Lusiads, the children of Lusus (the Portuguese people). They believe the deities have deemed them predestined to do heroic deeds. Jupiter tells them that their victories over the Moors and Castilians anneals them to discover new worlds, spreading their law, culture, and ideals, and that in the end, they would become gods. And they did open Japan (1543), and took a dominant position there, and they explored West Africa and dictated its trade for 150 years, and they established Brazil, that place with a brazillion problems, and the 3rd most famous Amazon, after the U. S. company and the mythic women warriors. The book's last canto closes with the ultimate revelation, a glimpse at the apparatus dei, the machine of the world (máquina do mundo), the supreme appliance, transparent and luminous, all parts seen at once, the painting that talks.

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        Rerum morumque in regno Chinesi maximè notabilium historia.Ex Hispanica lingua in Latinam transtulit F. Ioachimus Brulius. 2 parts in 1 vol.

      Antwerp, F. Frickaert 1655 - Woodcut printer's devise on title, and decorative initials. 2 unn., 176 pp.; 222 pp., 14 unn. pp. index. 4to. Contemporary brown calf, t.e.g. Old monastery library stamp on title. Antwerp, F. Frickaert, 1655. First Antwerp edition in Latin. Gonzalez de Mendoza (1545-1618) was sent by Philip II of Spain on an embassy to the Emperor of China. Combined with his own travel experiences notes are made by the missionaries Martin de Herrada and Hieronymus Marin on their voyages to China in 1575 and 1579. This is followed by an account of another missionary journey to China, derived mainly by Martin de Rada. The observations of the travellers refer not only to China, but to those countries through which they passed on their way, and since all expeditions to China at that time used Manila as a base, there is a lengthy account of the Philippines. Besides its interest as an Americanum with ref. to Peru on unn. p. 3, Mexico & Magellan on p. 5 in part 2, and Havana, Jamaica & Santo Domingo, the work contains also descriptions of Japan and other places. According to Pardo de Tavera, this was the first book printed in Europe to mention the then recently founded city of Manila. The work first appeared in Rome in 1585, printed in Spanish ("Historia de las cosas mas nobles.del gran reyno de la China"), and is the first printed history on China written by an European. But the first Madrid printing was not until 1586, and at this time an account was inserted of the Espejo expedition to New Mexico, and it is often erroneously assumed that all editions contain this mention, but as all the Italian, Dutch and German translations were made from the original Rome edition, they do not. - A nice copy. - Medina (BHA) 1237; Brunet II, 1662; Alden/Landis III/68; Sabin 27782; Wagner, The Spanish Southwest, 7w; Cordier, Japonica col. 92; Cordier, Sinica col. 15. ASIA ; AMERICANA:NORTH AMERICA ; PHILIPPINES ; [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Idea Philosophiae rationalis seu logica

      Köln, Constantinum Munich 1655 - Bemerkungen: Das Werk stellt den klassischen Gesamtentwurf einer „totius philosophia“; dargestellt wird das gesamte System einer Universalphilosophie, die noch auf scholastischer Grundlage gebaut bereits den Übergang in die Neuzeit insbesondere am Stellenwert der Logik und der umfänglichen Anlage der Naturwissenschaft (Physik) verkörpert; interessant auch die Widmung durch den Abt des Zisterzienseklosters Altenberg („Solingen“) D. Ioannis Blanckenberg, der Abt in Altenberg von 1643 bis 1662 und zugleich Generalabt der Zisterzienser in Niederdeutschland war. Beschreibung: Geprägtes Schweinsleder d. Zt. auf Holzdeckel. Format/ Einband 14 x 8,5 cm; 4 Teile in 2 Bände, jeweils mit 2 verzierten Messingschließen (intakt). Band 1: 2 gestochene Frontispize, Teil 1 (Logik) 328 Seiten, Teil 2 (Metaphysik) 360 Seiten; Band 2: 2 gestochene Frontispize, 1 Abbildung (360) Teil 3 (Physik) 480 Seiten, Teil 4 (Ethik) 324 Seiten. Bestoßen/ berieben leicht fleckig, sonst gut erhaltenes komplettes Exemplar. Klosterstempel Band 1, Bibliotheksaufkleber Band 2. E Besitzervermerke v.a.H. Frontispiz 1 und Nachsatzpapier. Rückenschilder unleserlich berieben. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PRAEDAMITAE SIVE EXERCITATIO SUPER VERSIBUS DUODECIMO, DECIMOTERTIO, & DECIMOQUARTO, CAPITIS QUINTI EPISTOLAE D. PAULI ROMANOS. PRIMI HOMINES ANTE ADAMUM CONDITI

      Amsterdam: Elzevier, 1655. First edition. 12mo in vellum with flattened corners; VG; moderate soiling or shelf wear and strong binding; ex-libris plate on second front page; pencil and ink inscriptions on back of front board and first end page; dusty edges; clean text in very tight print; two volumes in one book; scarce; this book was published in English in 1656 as "Men before Adam" and burned in public in Paris before La Peyrere recanted and converted to Catholicism; contains a folded map of the Holy Land, in very good condition; shelved in Case # 3; VK consignment. Dupont.

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

      London: Printed by Tho. Newcomb for Samuel Thomson, 1655. FIRST EDITION. 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.. 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.

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        Myles Standish

      March 4, 1655. Manuscript Document Signed <I>"Edward Brinson"</I> and <I>"Robert Blackbourne"</I> one page, 17" x 6.25" on vellum, [Duxbury]., March 4, 1655. Folds, some toning. <br /><br />An interesting document in which Brinson and Blackbourne affirm their obligation to Richard Standish who had extended them a loan of £3,000 <I>"to be paid to the said Richard or to his retained attorney … "</I> A fascinating document worthy of further research.<br /><br />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. <br /><br />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. <br />

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        By the Protector: A Proclamation For perfecting the Collection For relief of The Protestant Inhabitants of the Valleys of Lucern, Angrona . . . Given at White-Hall this 12th day of July, 1655. Published by His Highness special Command. Wing C7148

      London: Printed by Henry Hills and Iohn Field [etc.], 1655. Two broadsides, measuring 9x11 and 10x11 inches, respectively, backed, light browning, the Taussig copies; three copies in ESTC in North America An uncommon and early example of state-inspired famine relief, said to have raised some 90,000 pounds sterling in England alone and an even greater sum in Europe, highly ameliorating the condition of those Protestants persecuted by the Duke of Savoy

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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

      London: Printed by Tho. Newcomb for Samuel Thomson, 1655. FIRST EDITION. 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 number of 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.. 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 number of 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.

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