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        Document deed of purchase signed ("Edm Waller")

      [?Beaconsfield] 1655 - Pen and ink on vellum membrane with two seal tags, signed by Edmund and Mary Waller at the foot, witnessed by George Etherege and five others on the verso. 455 x 700 mm. Signed by Edmund Waller and George Etherege. A deed of purchase for Widgenden and Diffield between the poet and statesman Edmund Waller (1606-1687) and his second wife Mary on the one part, and attorney George Gosnold of Beaconsfield on the other. Waller, who had only just a few years before returned to England following his banishment for taking part in a Royalist plot, is selling Gosnold various lands around Beaconsfield, listed in detail in the deed, for £450. The indenture is witnessed by the playwright George Etherege (1636-1692, who, as a young man was apprenticed to Gosnold. CELM WaE 846. Provenance: Rev. F.B. Woodward (Puttick and Simpson, 13 May 1867, lot 1346); Sotheby's, 8 May 1868, lot 545, to "Waller"; Maggs Brothers (Catalogue 536 [1930], item 2401); Robert S Pirie (bookplate, acquired from Hoffman and Freeman) Folded, some tearing at folds, light soiling. In a custom brown cloth folding box Pen and ink on vellum membrane with two seal tags, signed by Edmund and Mary Waller at the foot, witnessed by George Etherege and five others on the verso. 455 x 700 mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le cose notabili, et maravigliose della citta di Venetia, gia riformate, & accommodate da Leonico Goldioni, et hora grandemente ampliate da Zuanne Zittio; oue amplamente, & con ogni verita si contengono, & si descriuono.

      Venedig, Giovanni Giacomo Hertz, 1655. 12°. Mit gest. Frontispiz. Titel m. kl. Holzschn.-Vignette. 11 Bll., 356 S., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. durchzogenen Bünden u. handschriftl. Rückentitel. Seltene „Taschenausgabe“ der ersten detaillierten topographischen Beschreibung von Venedig, welche auch von großer kunstgeschichtlicher Bedeutung ist. Die Erstausgabe erschien 1581 bei Sansovino. - Behandelt lt. Untertitel „Usanze antiche. Habiti, & Vestiti. Fabriche, e Palazzi. Pittori, e Pitture. Scoltori, e Scolture. Sito della Chiesa di San Marco [...]. Officij, e Magistrati. Prencipi, e vite loro. Cerimonie diverse [...]. Huomini letterati. Chiese, e Monasteri. Numero delle persone. Corpi Santi, e Reliquie. Et altre cose memorabili“. - Einband etw. berieben u. fleckig. Exlibris a. Innendeckel. Ein Registerbl. m. min. Buchstabenverlust durch Eckabriß. Min. gebräunt. - Cicogna 4464. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Sansovino, Doglioni, Ziotti, Le cose notabili, et maravigliose della citta di Venetia, Venezia, Venedig, Italien

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        Topographiae Galliae oder Beschreibung und Contrafaitung der vornehmbsten und bekantisten Oerter in dem mächtigen und großen Königreich Franckreich. Band 1.

      Frankfurt Merian 1655 - 4°. Mit 102 (v. 110) teils gef. Kupfertafeln und 2 (v. 3) Karten. Pergamentband der Zeit Wüthrich 71. Erste Ausgabe. Behandelt Paris und die Ile-de-France. - Einband fleckig und berieben. Etwas braun- bzw. fingerfleckig. Die ersten 10 Textseiten knittrig und mit Randläsuren. Die Tafeln teils im Falz eingerissen und hinterlegt. Es fehlen der Kupfertitel und das Drucktitelblatt sowie die Karte von Frankreich und die Ansichten Vincennes (Vogelschau + Ansicht von Norden) und Louvre (Ile-de-France) am Schluß des Bandes. Die Ansichten Paris (2 Panoramaansichten), Place Royal, Palast de Liancourt und Villes-Cotterets sind als Fragment vorhanden. Gewicht (Gramm): 1370 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Müller & Gräff e.K.]
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        Le cose notabili, et maravigliose della citta di Venetia, gia riformate, & accommodate da Leonico Goldioni, et hora grandemente ampliate da Zuanne Zittio; oue amplamente, & con ogni verita si contengono, & si descriuono.

      Venedig, Giovanni Giacomo Hertz, 1655. - Seltene „Taschenausgabe" der ersten detaillierten topographischen Beschreibung von Venedig, welche auch von großer kunstgeschichtlicher Bedeutung ist. Die Erstausgabe erschien 1581 bei Sansovino. - Behandelt lt. Untertitel „Usanze antiche. Habiti, & Vestiti. Fabriche, e Palazzi. Pittori, e Pitture. Scoltori, e Scolture. Sito della Chiesa di San Marco [.]. Officij, e Magistrati. Prencipi, e vite loro. Cerimonie diverse [.]. Huomini letterati. Chiese, e Monasteri. Numero delle persone. Corpi Santi, e Reliquie. Et altre cose memorabili". - Einband etw. berieben u. fleckig. Exlibris a. Innendeckel. Ein Registerbl. m. min. Buchstabenverlust durch Eckabriß. Min. gebräunt. - Cicogna 4464. Sprache: Italienisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 12°. Mit gest. Frontispiz. Titel m. kl. Holzschn.-Vignette. 11 Bll., 356 S., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. durchzogenen Bünden u. handschriftl. Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ROTHOMAGUS, ROUEN.

      Paris chez l'autheur, Rouen chez Martinot, 1655. - En 6 feuilles émargées (38 x 44 cm), (110 x 88 cm une fois assemblé). Quelques minimes manques de papier en haut du plan. Plan de Rouen donné par Jacques Gomboust, ingénieur chargé "des plans des villes et maisons royales" (privilège du roy du 31 décembre 1649) en 1655. Plan très curieux, avec encadrement composé de vues de Rouen, des principaux châteaux des environs et des armoiries du lieutenant général, M. De Brevedent, et des échevins de la ville. Plan rarissime, présenté en feuilles, mais qu'il est possible d'assembler en un seul plan.

      [Bookseller: Librairie BERTRAN]
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        Histoire des Comtes de Provence

      Contemporary binding in full brown calf, back with six nerves with a piece of red morocco title, boards framed double net guiltspine défraichi Chez Jean Roize à Aix 1655 grand in-4 (23x33,5cm) 18pp. (2p.) 412pp. relié

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        Tychonis Brahei, equitis dani, Astronomorum Coryphaei, Vita. Accessit Nicolai Copernici, Georgii Peurbachii, & Joannis Regiomontani, astronomorum celebrium, vita.

      The Hague. Hardcover. Extremely rare second revised edition. Original boards some chipping and wear to the edges, spine has been rebound. Pages are in very good condition for age with only light toning. Foxing to fore pages. Previous owners name to title page. Content is in Latin with preface by Nicolai Copernici, Georgii Peurbachii & Joannis Regiomontani. . Good. 1655.

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        Wraeck-Sweert, Bepleytende Het Recht van Godts Verbondt door Bloedige Oorloge, Diere-Rijdt, Bleecke Pestilentie. Voor gestelt uyt Levit. 26. vers 23. 24. 25. 26. Den laetsten Druck. Waer in de Schriftuyr-plaetsen nae de Nieuwe Oversettinge gesteldt zyn, ende op nieuws oversien ende van druck-fauten verbetert.

      Utrecht, Hermannus Ribbius 1655. (18) 347 p. Origineel overslaand Perkament, 12° (plaatselijk vochtvlekken).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Roo]
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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. Written by that ever Famous Thomas Muffett, Doctor in Physick: Corrected and Enlarged by Christopher Bennet, Doctor in Physick, and Fellow of the Colledg of Physitians in London.

      London, Printed by Tho: Newcomb for Samuel Thomson, at the sign of the white Horse in Pauls Churchyard, 1655 1655. Quarto, 177x133mm. In later tan half-calf binding with marbled sides. Spine with five raised bands and a burgundy lettering-piece. 8, 296 pages. With a preliminary imprimatur leaf, here bound after the title. Last page of preliminary leaves numbered '8'. Close cropped, without loss of text. Slightly tanned throughout with some damp-marking at upper foredge of later leaves. General marks of use but an excellent, crisp and complete copy. Vicaire page 631. Bitting page 327. ESTC R202888.(Further information and photographs available on request.)

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        Conversione di S. Paolo" (Die Bekehrung des Heiligen Paulus) originaler Kupferstich/copper engraving ca.57,5x105cm (Darstellung/image size)

      - von Francesco Antonio Lorenzini (1655 - 1740) und Francesco Petrucci (1660 - 1719) nach einem Gemälde von Pordenone auf Bütten/hand-made paper (72x112cm) unterhalb der Darstellung typographisch bezeichnet; aus dem äußerst seltenen Galeriewerk "Raccolta di quadri dipinti dai piu'famosi pennelli: e posseduti da S. A. R. Pietro Leopoldo, arciduca d'Austria, principe R. d'Ungheria, e di Boemia, e gran-duca di Toscana, &c. Una parte die quali stanno esposti nel suo R. palazzo, e una altra parte nella sua R. galleria di Firenze" Florenz 1778 [Das dekorative und äußerst seltene Blatt von drei Platten gestochen. Mit zwei vertikalen Bugfalten. Leicht gebräunt. Am linken Rand mit hinterlegtem Einriss (3cm). Am oberen linken Eck mit mehreren geglätteten Knitter- und Quetschfalten.]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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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. 

      1655 - 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,  This work was first published in Portugal in 1642. Alvarez Semedo (1586-1658) was the Portuguese Procurador General for China. He arrived in China in 1613. Unlike other Jesuits, he was chiefly active in Southern China except for a visit to Xi'an in 1625, where he was the first European to examine the newly discovered Nestorian Tablet. Semedo wrote his original manuscript in Goa in 1638. Apparently it was first published in Spanish in 1642 by Manuel de Faria y Sousa. The first work is divided into two parts, the first being a general description of China, its customs, language, history and culture. It is here that Semedo mentions the custom of tea-drinking as well as making interesting observations about the Muslim and Jewish communities in China. The second part is a brief history of foreign missionary activity during the Ming dynasty. The work also includes a revised edition of Martini's Bellum Tartaricum which describes the Manchu conquest of Ming China which was first published in England in 1654. Rare. Lust 72; Cordier 25. Not in Löwendahl.  [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Het gezantschap der Neêrlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie, aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham, den tegenwoordigen keizer van China.Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1665. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio (36.5 x 23 cm). With engraved frontispiece and 38 engraved plates, including 2 with the coats of arms of the 2 dedicatees, an author's portrait, a large folding map and 34 double-page views and maps. Further with 111 engraved illustrations in text. Richly gold-tooled, mottled calf by the so-called "heart tool bindery" in Amsterdam (ca. 1735), each board with a large floral and scrollwork centrepiece in a double panel design, gold-tooled spine and board edges, gilt edges.

      Cordier, Sinica, col. 2344; Howgego G-85, N-25; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 539; Tiele, Bibl. 800; Walravens, China Illustrata, pp. 142-144; for the binding: Storm van Leeuwen, Dutch decorated bookbinding I, pp. 454-459. Large paper copy of the first edition, in the original Dutch, of "the definitive account" (Howgego) of the embassy that the VOC (Dutch East India Company) sent to the Emperor of China, the entire trip occupying the years 1655 to 1657. Nieuhof's eyewitness account was the first extensively illustrated book describing China and is, among works on China, "bis heute eines der bedeutendsten und gesuchtesten" (Walravens). The second part gives a general description of the Chinese empire, including botany and zoology. The first part covers the East Indies and Southeast Asia before going on to China itself. Japan, Korea and Formosa appear as well.Nieuhof served as steward, artist and chronicler on Pieter de Goyer and Jacob de Keyzer's VOC embassy to the Chinese Emperor. The party got a more intimate view of China than almost any other Dutch visitors of the 17th century, and the breadth of Nieuhof's interests and the large number of drawings he made provided a wealth of new material that makes the present work an essential primary source.With the library stamp on frontispiece. Some foxing on the engraved folding map, one tiny hole in the lower margin of a plate, a few occasional spots (primarily in the preliminaries), otherwise in very good condition with the plates in very crisp impressions. The binding slightly rubbed on the sides and spine, the hinges partly cracked and the head a bit damaged, but still in good condition and with the tooling still clear.

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        LA SCIENCE DU SALUT DEDIEE A MONSEIGNEUR LE CHANCELIER .

      CHEZ SEBASTIEN CRAMOISY ET GABRIEL CRAMOISY 1655 - R300113708: 754 pages - tranches rosées - dos à 5 nerfs - titre doré sur le dos - coiffe en tête légèrement abîmée - petit manque de cuir en tête sur le 1er plat - épidermure et tâches blanches sur le 2ème plat - quelques traces de mouillures en début d'ouvrage sans réelle conséquence sur la lecture - annotations au stylo noir sur le 1er plat - 5 photos disponibles. SOMMAIRE : L'esprit d'oraison & l'oraison d'esprit sont des marques de predestination - du grand pouvoir de l'oraison - excellences de l'oraison mentale - manière de prier mentalement - histoire mémorable - des oraisons iaculatoires - le peché est une abomination désolante - les désolations que cause le peché - du peché véniel - de la manière de se défaire du mal - advantages de la redemption par dessus l'etat d'innoncence - advantages de la Loy de grace par dessus l'estat d'innocence et les deux loix de nature et de Moyse - motifs de la poursuite du bien - la maniere de poursuivre le bien - NOTA : Philippe Cachu est né à Tours le 6 août 1602, entré dans la Compagnie de Jésus le 3 septembre 1620 il a eu dans son ordre une brillante carrière. Professeur de philosophie et de théologie, recteur du collège de Tours, du noviciat de Rouen et du collège de Clermont à Paris, il passa les dernières années de sa vie dans la maison professe de Paris, où il mourut le 28 mars 1679, le principal de ses ouvrages, La Science du Salut, 1655, dédié au chancelier Séguier, est divisé en trois parties qui traitent de l'oraison, de la fuite du mal et de la poursuite du bien. In-4 Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos à nerfs. Mouillures Classification Dewey : 840.04-XVII ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Itinerarium Italiae.

      - Amstelodami, apud Iodocum Ianssonium, 1655. In 12esimo, 1 f. b., front. inciso a p. p., 1 cartina dell’Italia incisa in rame in b/n su p. doppia rip., cc. A6, pp. 274 (la 273 è segnata M5), 3 ff. b., 15 tavv. di piante di città incise in rame in b/n rip. n. t. (Tridentum, Venetia, Patavium, Verona, Mediolanum, Ticinum, Piacenza, Parma, Bononia, Florentia, Sena, Mantova, Pisa, Ancona, Lauretum). Cremonini (p. 42), per la stessa identica edizione, non menziona la cartina dell’Italia e riporta, in questo stesso volume, le carte di Ferrara (fol. 216); Roma (folio 277), Neapolis (folio 511). Il nostro volume si ferma cioè alla p. 274 (mentre Napoli dovrebbe essere alla p. 511), leg. in p. pelle con dorso a 4 nervi, fregi in oro e titolo in oro su tassello bordeaux, tagli in pointelisme marrone e rosso. In realtà l’opera è di Francesco Scoto, con materiale in parte aggiunto dal fratello Andrea. Edizione assai nota ma assai poco comune edita dal Giansonio. Timbro di appartenenza al recto del frontespizio. Tracce alla legatura con piccole mancanze d’uso. La veduta di Pisa ha uno strappetto all’angolo inf. ds. che tocca il limite della parte incisa, ma non la interessa. Molto buono tutto l’interno con le tavole. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historiae ecclesiasticae Novi Testamenti...Qua res Christianorum, Judaeorum, Gentilium, Muhammedanorum, iuxta novem, post natum Christum.... Tomus I - IX in 10 Bdn. (compl.).

      Hannover / Zürich, Schaufelberger, 1655-67 Kl.8°, je ca 700 S., Kleisterpapierumschlag d. Zeit, handschriftl. Rückenbeschriftung., Minimal fleckig, sonst tadellos. VD17 12:116106Q. Im letzten Band Vita von Hottinger von Joh. Heinrich Heidegger. - Johann Heinrich Hottinger (1620-1667) studierte in Genf. Groningen und Leiden orientalische Sprachen und Theologie. Nachdem er England und Frankreich bereist hatte. wurde er 1642 in Zürich Professor der Kirchengeschichte. 1648 der Theologie und der orientalischen Sprachen und 1653 ordentlicher Professor der Rhetorik und Logik. Zwei Jahre später folgte er einem Ruf als Professor der orientalischen Sprachen nach Heidelberg. kehrte aber 1661 nach Zürich zurück und erhielt hier die Würde eines beständigen Rektors der Universität. Im Begriff. einem Ruf an die Universität Leiden zu folgen. ertrank er mit dreien seiner Kinder bei der Kornhausbrücke ausserhalb der damaligen Stadtmauern in der Limmat. als der überladene Kahn umschlug. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Religion - christliche Helvetica - Zürich

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        Euclidis Sex Primi Elementorum Geometricorum Libri, commodiùs demonstrati. a.p. Georg[es] Fournier è societate Jesu.

      Cantibrigiæ: Excudebat J. Field, impensis Edwardi Story, 1655 Second edition of these two works bound together for students. The first was published in London in 1654. Both are rare, with ESTC citing four copies of the first edition and five copies of the second in North America. [With:] Du Hamel, [Jean-Baptiste]. Elementa Astronomica...Ad illustriss. virum. D.D. Claudium Bazin... Cantabridgiæ: Excudebat J. Field, impensis Edwardi Story, apud quem prostant venales, 1665. Long twelvemo. [10], 302; 72 pp. Engraved borders, initial letters, and numerous diagrams. A few leaves mispaginated. Contemporary calf ruled and stamped decoratively in blind. Edges speckled red. Bound without the front and rear pastedowns. Binding extremities lightly rubbed and worn and a small repair to the spine. Margins slightly shaved with no loss of text. Slight foxing, dampstaining, a few small marginal tears, and light worming. L4 to Q12 has minor worming in the gutter margin, at times touching text, but with no loss of legibility. Gathering C is partially loose. Former owner's ink annotation on front free endpaper, dated 1668 and labeled "Cambr." Additional pencil marking and a 1.5" tear on front free endpaper. Contemporary ink annotation on title-page. Modern bookplate on inner front board. A very good copy overall. Georges Fournier (1595-1652) was a French Jesuit priest, geographer, mathematician, and teacher of René Descartes. He published the treaty Hydrographie, in which he tried to provide a scientific foundation for the design of ships. Jean-Baptiste du Hamel (1624-1706) was a French cleric, natural philosopher, and the first secretary of the Academie Royale des Sciences. Among his publications are: Les Sphériques de Théodose (1642), Astronomia physica (1659), and De mente humana (1672).

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        The compleat clark, and scriveners guide. Containing exact draughts and presidents of all manner of assurances and instruments now in use.

      London: Pr. by T.R. for H. Twyford, N. Brookes, J. Place, & R. Wingate 4to (22.5 cm, 8.9"). Add. engr. t.-p., [8], 664, [16 (index)] pp.. 1655 Uncommon first edition of this guide to conveyancing for the 17th-century legal practitioner. The additional engraved title-page (signed by Fross) gives the title "The Conveyancers Light or Exact Presidents for All Manner of Instruments and Conveyances as They Have Occasionally Beene Composed by the Advice of Many Eminent Lawyers Both Antient & Moderne"; the bulk of the volume is dedicated to providing actual examples of documents such as "a Covenant to suffer a Recovery of Copy-hold Land by a Plaint in a Court Baron, after the order of a Recovery at the Common Law" (p. 321) as well as texts for wills, warrants, debt collections, "very good" mortgages, etc. ESTC and WorldCat locate only 10 U.S. institutional holdings of this useful and important reference work — now, also, an interesting work of social history. Evidence of Readership: An early hand has crossed out the "and Scriveners" line on the title-page and added "conveyancers," similarly altering the title at the head of the first chapter. Two instances of early inked annotations in outer margins and one additional text supplied in an early hand at the bottom of the last text page; one phrase lined through and a few underlined. Provenance: Front pastedown with bookplate of Eric Poole, almost certainly the law professor who published English Property Law. 19th-century half vellum and marbled paper–covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped red leather title-label and gilt-ruled raised bands; paper slightly faded and rubbed, back cover with paper repaired along spine and marbling pattern painted ( with impressive care) onto repair. Pages age-toned, with portions notably darkened and spotted; first and last sections with edges tattered, pinhole wormwork or slim tracking in lower margin of most leaves, and one leaf with short tear from upper margin touching header. Front pastedown with bookplate as above.

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        Unum necessarium. Or, the doctrine and practice of repentance. Describing the necessities and measures of a strict, a holy, and a Christian life. And rescued from popular errors. [with his] A further explication of the doctrine of originall sin.

      London: James Flesher for R. Royston 8vo (19 cm, 7.5"). A–Z8Aa–Zz8Aaa4; engr. t.-p., [46], 448, [8], 449–690 (i.e., 746), [6 (index)] pp. (pagination incorrect); 1 fold. plt.. 1655 Second edition of the "Unum necessarium," following the first of 1653, followed by the first edition of the "Further Explication." Jeremy Taylor (1613–67), a High Church divine and chaplain to Charles I, was well known as a theologian and one of the school of Caroline Divines who brilliantly systematized Anglican theology in the 17th century. The first of these present works caused him some difficulty, as some of its arguments were widely considered unorthodox and antidoctrinal; the Further Explication was Taylor's attempt to clarify his position. The engraved frontispiece by P. Lombart depicts Jesus in shepherd guise, and is followed by a title-page printed in red and black. An oversized, folding plate shows a contrite heart accompanied by scriptural figures and allegorical images; this is also signed, Lombart. Both works came off the press with incorrect pagination, the latter with apparent page count being thrown significantly off. Provenance: Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of Charles Grave Hudson. Contemporary speckled calf, framed in blind, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label; leather cracked over joints and spine. Occasional pencilled bracketing.

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        Euclidis Sex Primi Elementorum Geometricorum Libri, commodiùs demonstrati. a.p. Georg[es] Fournier è societate Jesu.

      Cantibrigiæ: Excudebat J. Field, impensis Edwardi Story, 1655 Second edition of these two works bound together for students. The first was published in London in 1654. Both are rare, with ESTC citing four copies of the first edition and five copies of the second in North America. [With:] Du Hamel, [Jean-Baptiste]. Elementa Astronomica...Ad illustriss. virum. D.D. Claudium Bazin... Cantabridgiæ: Excudebat J. Field, impensis Edwardi Story, apud quem prostant venales, 1665. Long twelvemo. [10], 302; 72 pp. Engraved borders, initial letters, and numerous diagrams. A few leaves mispaginated. Contemporary calf ruled and stamped decoratively in blind. Edges speckled red. Bound without the front and rear pastedowns. Binding extremities lightly rubbed and worn and a small repair to the spine. Margins slightly shaved with no loss of text. Slight foxing, dampstaining, a few small marginal tears, and light worming. L4 to Q12 has minor worming in the gutter margin, at times touching text, but with no loss of legibility. Gathering C is partially loose. Former owner's ink annotation on front free endpaper, dated 1668 and labeled "Cambr." Additional pencil marking and a 1.5" tear on front free endpaper. Contemporary ink annotation on title-page. Modern bookplate on inner front board. A very good copy overall. Georges Fournier (1595-1652) was a French Jesuit priest, geographer, mathematician, and teacher of René Descartes. He published the treaty Hydrographie, in which he tried to provide a scientific foundation for the design of ships. Jean-Baptiste du Hamel (1624-1706) was a French cleric, natural philosopher, and the first secretary of the Academie Royale des Sciences. Among his publications are: Les Sphériques de Théodose (1642), Astronomia physica (1659), and De mente humana (1672).

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        De beroerde Oceaan of twee-jaarige Zee-daden tußen de Nederlanders en Engelsche Aengehecht met desen opkomst en voortgang Zeedert z Duysent jare en eyndigt met de doot van Tromp.

      Amsterdam: Cornelis Janssen o.J. ( ca.1655 ) - Seltene Erstausgabe. Nicht zu verwechseln mit der 1655 erschienenen unbezeichneten 2. Auflage, die in Verlagsgemeinschaft mit Valckenier erschien und 15 Kupfertafeln enthält . Leichte Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren, der Einband angestaubt und fleckig. Die gefalteten Tafeln knapp beschnitten und am rechten Rand knitterfaltig. Montanus ( 1625 - 1683 ) war ein niederländischer Theologe und Historiker und Autor der berühmten ` Denckwürdigen Gesandtschafften der Ost-Indischen Gesellschaft nach Japan `. Mit dem hier vorliegenden Werk berichtet Montanus über den ersten englisch-niederländischen Seekrieg von 1652 - 1654 im Ärmelkanal und der Nordsee. Die sechs Kupfertafeln zeigen Szenen der beschriebenen Seeschlachten. Sprache: Niederländisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 12 °. Mit gest. Titel und 6 Kupfertafeln. 1 Bl., 368 S. Pergamentband d.Z. mit handschriftl. Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Maarten Tromp (23. 04. 1598 - 10. 08. 1653 ). Holl. Admiral. Hüftbild im Ehrenkranz mit Kanonen, " Martinus Trompius H.F. Hollandiae et Occidentalis Frisiae .".

      - Radierung v. Jonas Suyderhoef n. Hendr. Gerr. Pot, um 1655, 41,1 x 31,8 (H) Blattgr.52,1 x 38,5 In der Schlacht von Scheveningen (gegen die Engländer) von einem Scharfschützen erschossen. - Sauber und gut erhalten.

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        Topographia Galliae, Oder Beschreibung und Contrafaitung der vornehmsten, unnd bekantisten Oerter, in dem mächtigen, und grossen Königreich Franckreich. Beedes aus eigner Erfahrung, und den besten, und berümbtesten Scribenten, so in unterschiedlichen Sprachen davon ausgegangen seyn, auch aus erlangten Bericht- und Relationen, von etlichen Jahren hero, zusammen getragen, in richtige Ordnung gebracht, und auff Begehren, zum Druck verfertiget durch Martinum Zeilerum.

      In Verlag Caspar Merians, Franckfurt am Mayn 1655 - 13 Teile in 2 Bden. Franckfurt am Mayn, In Verlag Caspar Merians, 1655-1661 (recte um 1670). 33,8x22 cm. Mit 1 gestoch. Titel, 322 (statt 324) teils gefalt. oder doppelblattgr. Tafeln mit 412 (statt 415) Abb. (davon 18 Karten). HPgt.-Bde. der Zeit mit handschriftl. Rückentiteln. Wüthrich 4, 74. - 3. Ausgabe berühmten topographischen Ansichtenwerkes von Merian, datiert 1655-1661, erschien um 1670. - Die Tafeln mit Ansichten von Städten, Dörfern, Kirchen, Schlössern, Fortifikationsanlagen etc. - In Bd. 1 fehlt Ansicht "Saint-Germain-des-Prés. In Bd. 5 fehlt die Ansicht "Roanne". - (Rücken leicht berieben. Innen vereinzelt leicht gebräunt oder fleckig. Exlibris aV).Wenige Tafeln mit kleinen Randeinrissen, gutes Exemplar). HPgt.-Bde. der Zeit mit handschriftl. Rückentiteln.

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        Autograph Manuscript Signed, in Spanish, on paper.

      Detailed here are the accounts of the income and payments of the province of San Hipólito Martir of the Order of Preachers in Oaxaca, Mexico, for the twelve month period September, 1655, through August, 1656. The accounts are detailed and specific.Seventeenth-century manuscripts from Oaxaca are rare in the marketplace.

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        Schism dis-arm'd of the defensive weapons, lent it by Doctor Hammond and the bishop of Derry.

      Paris: M. Blageart 8vo (14 cm, 5.5"). [8] ff., 333, [1] pp.. 1655 John Sergeant (1622–1707) converted to Catholicism from the Church of England after researching the history of the early Church. He was ordained to the priesthood and undertook a career as a controversialist against Protestantism, writing many works. This one is a Catholic answer to Henry Hammond's (1605-60) Of Schisme, and John Bramhall's (1594–1663) A Just Vindication of the Church of England from the Unjust Aspersion of Criminal Schism. Hammond and Bramhall were leading Anglican divines of the high-church party, and in attacking them Sergeant reveals the influence that that party still commanded, even at its lowest ebb under Cromwell. His argument is largely a defense of the Papacy against those who would assert the historical independence of the Church of England. => This is the sole edition of this important Recusant work. It is also a volume that shows such controvery was definitely not “dry”; for its presentation at our website, we photographed the start of Sergeant's explanation/defense of his personal animus against his antagonist, and also the “Stationer's” description of the polemical feast to come, this worked out as a menu or "Bill of Fare"! Provenance: On the recto of the second front fly-leaf is a presentation inscription: "For my honnord & best frind, Master John Bulteel." The most likely John Bulteel is the one who was created M.A. at Oxford in 1661, and later served as secretary to Edward, Earl of Clarendon. Contemporary mottled calf, with remnants of modest double gilt rules on covers; rubbed and joints open, front cover detached. Browning from turn-ins on fly-leaves, last leaves, and fore-edge of title-page, as well as moderately to a few signatures, with a little occasional light waterstaining; otherwise, the expectable degrees of age-toning and spotting only.

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        Prima Pars. Praecipuarum effigierum ac ornamentorum, amplissimae Curiae Amstelrodamensis, Maiori ex parte, in candido marmore effectorum. - Het eerste Deel Van de voornaemste Statuen ende Ciraten van konstryck Stadthuys van Amsteldam. - La Premier Partie. De plusieurs Figures et onrements, de la Maison de Ville d'Amsterdam, le plus grand part faict d'marbre.

      Hubertus Quellinus, Amsterdam 1655 - Amsterdam, Hubertus Quellinus 1655. Folio. Gestochener Titel, 4 n.n. S.Text, 48 gestochene Tafeln. Halbleinwandband um 1850 mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Katalog der Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin 4210.- Originalausgabe. - Alles was erschienen. - Artus Quellinus (1609-1668) war einer der erfolgreichsten Niederländischen Bildhauer des Barock. Geboren und gestorben in Antwerpen, entstammte er einer grossen Künstlerfamilie. 1648 bekam er den Auftrag, das Rathaus von Amsterdam, das «Paleis op de Dam», mit Marmorskulpturen zu dekorieren. Wahrscheinlich einer der grössten säkularen Skulpturenaufträge nördlich der Alpen, der nicht vom Adel vergeben wurde. Seine allegorischen Darstellungen der Grösse und der Macht der damals auf dem Höhepunkt ihres Reichtums stehenden Stadt, vermischen klassische Bildhauermotive der Mythologie mit ethnologischen und historischen Elementen. Die Tafeln wurden von seinem Bruder Hubertus gestochen und herausgegeben. - Rpckenkanten stellenweise eingerissen. Beide Deckel an der unteren Ecke bestossen. Titelblatt fleckig, mit Wasserrand und sauber hinterlegtem Eckausriss, ohne Textverlust. Sonst stellenweise etwas stockfleckig. Sprache: Lateinisch Halbleinwandband um 1850 mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Praedamitae sive exercitatio super versibus duodecimo, decimotertio, & decimoquarto, capitis quinti Epistolae D. Pauli Romanos. Quibus indicuntur Primi Homines ante Adamum conditi. Systema theologogicum ex praeadamitarum hypothesi. Pars prima. Sunagogis Iudaeorum universis.

      Louis et Daniel Elzevier, Amsterdam 1655 - 2 parties en 1 vol. in-12 de 70 pp. (14)-317-(7) pp., 1 carte dépliante, vélin à rabats, titre manuscrit sur le dos (reliure de l'époque). Première édition in-dodecavo sortie des presses de Louis et Daniel Elzevier, publiée l'année de l'originale in-quarto. Carte dépliante hors-texte de la Terre Sainte. « Livre singulier, et autrefois fort recherché, dans lequel l?auteur (qui n?a garde de se nommer, mais qu?on sait être Isaac La Peyrère, 1596-1676) prétend démontrer, par l?autorité de S. Paul, qu?il a existé des hommes avant Adam (.) Le volume fut condamné dès son apparition à être brûlé par la main du bourreau. L'auteur lui-même, quoiqu'attaché à la maison du prince de Condé, n'échappa aux persécutions qu'en allant à Rome se jeter aux pieds du Pape, et abjurer la foi protestante. Le scandale que produisit ce livre est cause sans doute qu'il n'est porté dans aucun catalogue du temps, pas même dans le grand catalogue elzevirien de 1674 » (Willems). Ex-libris gravé sur le premier contreplat Ardere et lucere. Ex libris C.H.P. suivi sur le titre de la provenance manuscrite à l'encre du temps : Oratorii Frecensis Spiritus Sancti. Bel exemplaire. Willems, 1189 ; Brunet III, 831 ; Rahir, 1213 : « La seconde partie ne comporte que 7 ff. liminaires et non 8 comme l'indique Willems par erreur ».

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        Alle de wercken so ouden als nieuwe, van de heer Jacob Cats, ridder, oudt raedtpensionaris van Hollandt, &c. t'Amsterdam by Jan Jacobsz Schipper 1655

      Amsterdam: J. Jacobsz. Schipper, 1655. Conditie: 8,5 . Eerste editie van alle de wercken gedrukt tijdens zijn leven. Met sloten. Binding: Contemporary Full Leather Elephant Folio Hoogte: 40,6 CM Breedte: 26 CM Dikte: 10,8 CM

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        LeS Metamorphoses d'Ovide traduites en Francois par P. Du Ryer avec des explications sur toutes les Fables.

      A Paris, chez Antoine de Sommaville, au Palais dans la Salle des Merciers, à l'Escu de France, 1655. PRIMA EDIZIONE francese illustrata. In 4to (cm. 23); legatura in piena pelle coeva con mancanze alle cuffie; pp. (8), 740, (6), 401, (1). Con 15 belle e raffinate incisioni di Jaspar Isaac a piena pagina. Tagli rossi. Axs

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        L'Italie et les Isles circomvoisines Siclile, Sardegne, Corse

      Paris, 1655 - Incisione in rame, colorata d'epoca ai confini, mm 435x535. Sanson, geografo del Re Luigi XIII è considerato il fondatore della cartografia francese, tra i primi ad applicare la trigonometria nelle misurazioni geodetiche; infatti Nicolas Sanson e i suoi collaboratori realizzarono nuove proiezioni geografiche e pubblicarono numerosi atlanti, mentre si affermava l'impiego dei sistemi di misura indiretta mediante i procedimenti trigonometrici applicati in Olanda da Snellius fin dal 1617. Il rilevamento geodetico-topografico basato sulla triangolazione prese rapidamente piede dando alle carte geografiche un aspetto sempre più aderente alla realtà che rappresentavano.Buon esemplare con piccoli fori al margine sinistro.

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        Viridarium Epistolicum, Das ist: Ein Lust-Garte, Vieler, mit anmuhtiger Wort-Zierligkeit, und edlen Red-Arten, jetzt beliebtem Styli nach, eingekleidten Send-Schreiben. Zusamt schönen, bey hochzeitlichen Freuden-Festen, Kind-Tauffen und Beerdigung hoher Stands-Personen, gebräuchlichen Abdankungen, Leichen-Reden, und Antworten deroselben. Jetzo zum ersten mal übersehen, und . um ein merkbares vermehret. 8 Bl., 236 S., 2 Bl., 7 Bl. Pergamentbd d. Z. (berieben).

      Goslar, Magdeburg und Helmstedt, Martin Vogel für Christian Gerlach und Simon Bekkenstein, 1655. - Sehr seltener barocker Briefsteller. Weitere Auflagen erschienen 1658 und 1660, beide ebenfalls mit dem Vermerk auf dem Titel, zum ersten Mal übersehen und vermehrt zu sein. Einen früheren Druck können wir nicht ermitteln. Im Anhang: Procerum Mundi . Ein Anzeige und Auflösung, aller in- und ausländischen Potentaten, Herrschaften und Stände Wapen, deren sich die Astronomi in Schreibung der grossen Jahr-Bücher bedienen. Durch A. M. J & Ph. St., Gedruckt im Jahr, 1655. – Möller (geb. um 1630 in Bremen) studierte seit 1650 Jus in Helmstedt, wurde 1663 "Käyserlicher Immatriculirter Notarius" und 1668 Advokat. Er hatte Verbindungen zu Buchhändlern und Verlegern wie Christian Gerlach und Simon Bekkenstein und verfasste einige mehrfach aufgelegte Handbücher und Ratgeber zur Rede- und Briefschreibkunst. – Leichte Gebrauchsspuren. – VD17 39:150518V. Nicht in den einschlägigen Barock-Bibliographien.

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        Traitté des fausses couches, enseignant la nature des faux germes, embryons, avortons et moles [.] [et] L'eschole méthodique et parfaite des sages-femmes, ou l'Art de l'accouchement

      - 2 ouvrages en 1 volume in-8 Paris, Cardin Besongne, 1655 [et] Gervais Clouster, 1650, , , 2 ouvrages en 1 volume in-8 de (12), 93 et (3) pages, puis (46) et 352 pages, maroquin havane de l'époque, sur les plats dentelle intérieure et extérieure dorée le long d'un double filet, puis d’importants compartiments au centre desquels figurent des fers en forme de cœur, et au centre des motifs quadrilobés, dos à 5 nerfs muet orné de volutes dorées, coupes et coiffes striées, Exemplaire de présentation à Marin Cureau de la Chambre, médecin ordinaire de Louis XIV et "conseiller du Roy en ses conseils". L'oublié Charles de Saint-Germain, médecin diplômé de la faculté de Montpellier, venu à Paris à la fin des années 1640, et devenu médecin ordinaire du Roi "en l'année 1652, non seulement en considération de la doctrine, capacité et expérience en la science et pratique de la médecine" (voir Alexandre Lunel, "La Maison médicale du roi", p. 132), publia en 1655, un livre de thérapeutique qui rencontra un certain succès et qui fut réédité en 1668, "Le Médecin royal, ou le Parfait médecin charitable". En outre, Saint-Germain reste connu, dans l'histoire de la médecine parisienne, pour avoir, après Théophraste Renaudot, voulu défier la puissante Faculté de Médecine de Paris en instituant en 1668 un corps des médecins provinciaux, c'est-à-dire une "Chambre syndicale" "qui aurait été pourvue du privilège d'agréger les médecins étrangers désireux d'exercer leur art dans la capitale" (cf, Lunel, p. 132). Cette nouvelle institution, concurrente de la Faculté, aurait été sous l'autorité directe du Pouvoir Royale par le biais du Grand Conseil et du Premier médecin du Roi. La querelle opposa Saint-Germain à la Faculté de 1668 à 1673, cette dernière finissant par obtenir, en avril 1673, un arrêt du Conseil d'Etat contre les médecins provinciaux. Les deux ouvrages d'obstétrique contenus dans le présent volume, tous deux en édition originale, présentent un intérêt médical différent. "L'eschole méthodique et parfaite des sages-femmes" parue en 1650 et dédicacée à Jacques Guillemeau, médecin ordinaire du Roi et fils du grand chirurgien Jacques Guillemeau (1549-1613) à qui l'on doit la fondation de l'obstétrique moderne française, se présente comme un manuel, rédigé sous forme de questions-réponses, de préceptes pratiques et théoriques sur l'anatomie féminine, la génération, la conception, le traitement des maladies et accidents qui peuvent survenir lors d'un accouchement, etc. D'une toute autre portée, Le "Traitté des fausses couches", dédicacé à Marin Cureau de La Chambre (médecin, physiologiste et philosophe à la carrière mondaine brillante qui acquit une place de choix au sein de la cour et de la haute noblesse française) est probablement le premier ouvrage de langue française traitant exclusivement de ce sujet. Conscient de l'originalité de son propos, Saint-Germain choisit délibérément de rédiger son oeuvre en français afin "de profiter aux studieux de la Médecine de Paris [et] aux estrangers" et afin d'enseigner "au commun vulgaire plusieurs choses qui leur estoient cachées, d'autant qu'un bien plus il est commun, plus il est meilleur." En tant que médecin praticien, l'auteur construit son traité à partir d'un cas concret : l'histoire d'une fausse couche arrivée à Paris le 6 mai 1651 à une Demoiselle assistée par lui-même et qu'il parvint à sauver. Le présent ensemble, couvert d'une riche reliure du temps, fut offert à Cureau de La Chambre, comme l'atteste son ex-libris sur la première page de titre. Une riche étude d'Isabelle de Conihout sur les exemplaires de présentation de Cureau aux grands personnages du Royaume a montré combien le premier médecin du Roi fut toujours soucieux d'offrir ses oeuvres, luxueusement reliées par les plus renommés artisans de son temps (Rocolet et Ruette). Ainsi, Charles de Saint-Germain, soucieux d'imiter son prestigieux dédicataire, offrit ses deux livres d'obstétrique, dont son innovant "Traitté des fausses-ouches", à [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Speculum vitæ humanæ, omnium statuum spiritualium & temporalium dulcia et amara, laudes et pericula, obligationes ac peccata repræsentans. Authore Roderico Zamorensi episcopo & postea Calaguritano, arcis Sancti Angeli castellano & papæ ...

       Paris, Michael Soly (1655). 2 Tle. in 1 geb. 12° (28) 466 (6) S. Pgmt. d. Zt. m. hs. Rückentit. Haupttit. framgent., hinterlegt, gestemp.Populäres Erziehungsbuch mit einem Abschnitt über Medizin, das erstmals 1468 erschien. Der zweite Teil trägt den Titel: \"Speculum vitae humanae omnium statuum sive spiritualium, sive temporalium commoda & incommoda, dulcia & amara, laudes & pericula repraesentans. Authore Roderico Zamorensi episcopo arcis Sancti Angeli castellano, & papae Pauli Secundi referendario. Liber secundus. De statu & vita spirituali, ecclesiastica & regulari\". - Sánchez de Arévalo 1704-1770 war Bischof und Theologe. Er nahm zwischen 1434 und 1439 als Mitglied der kastilischen Delegation am Konzil von Basel teil Er vertrat die Oberhoheit des Papstes über die ganze Kirche. Papst Paul II, der als Antihumanist und Bildungsfeind eingeschätzt wird machte ihn zum Bischof von Zamora, Calahorra und Palencia. Die letzten 10 Jahre vor seinem Tod verbrachte er als päpstlicher Referendar und Kastellan der Engelsburg in Rom. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Wirtschafts- u. Sozialwissenschaft, Theologie, Religionsgeschichte

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        Prospectus Mundi. Weltblick oder kleine Cosmographia [.].

      Augsburg, Andreas Aperger f. Johann Wehe, 1655. - (6), 57, (1) pp. With engr. title page and 4 (instead of 1) folding engr. plates. (Bound with) II: Wassenberg, Eberhard. Gründliche Beschreibung der Kriege, so zwischen den [.] Keysern Ferdinanden dem Andern und Dritten, insonderheit aber mit Friederich, Pfaltzgraffen bey Rhein [.] geführet worden. Frankfurt, Anton Humm, 1643. (4), 352 (20) pp. - (Bound with) III: [Kunitz, Georg Christoph von]. Diarium welches am Sonntag den 12. Septembris 1683 nach glücklich von der türckischen Belägerung befreyten Statt Wien in dem türckischen Läger gefunden worden. Nebst außführlicher Relation der Wienerischen Belägerung [.]. No place, 1684. (2), 38 pp. With a folding engr. plate bound as a frontispiece. - (Bound with) IV: Hammer, Johann Andreas. Disputatio iuridica inauguralis exhibens militem desertorem, eius delictum atque poenam [.]. Strasbourg, Johann Welper, 1677. 38 (but: 40) pp. With woodcut tailpiece. (Bound with) V: Seelmann, Sebastian. Ruhm-belorberter Triumphs-Fahn, dem durchleuchtigsten Fürsten und Herrn, Herrn Maximilian Emmanuel [.]. Munich, Johann Jahn, 1685. (6) pp., last blank f. Contemp. vellum with ms. title to spine. Wants ties. 4to. Attractive sammelband with a rare geography, pamphlets on the Thirty Years' War and the Turkish Siege of Vienna, a dissertation on military desertion, and a previously unknown encomium on a hero of the Turkish Wars, from the collection of the author of the latter publication, who was a member of the Pegnesian Order of Flowers, a Nuremberg literary society. - I: Only German edition of Rosaccio's short geography "Il mondo e sue parti" (1595), translated by Johannes Günzel (according to the BSB catalogue) or Johann Conrad Gundelfinger (according to Bircher and Hausmann). Very rare in all editions; no copy of the German edition sold at auction since 1950. The present copy contains three additional engravings probably added by the book's owner: a view of Regensburg (trimmed closely at upper and lower edges); a bird's eye view of Venice; volcanoes and wild animals in Guatemala; natives and their customs and atrocities. - II: First German edition; continued by the editor until the year 1643. "The book's uncommon popularity was mainly due to Wassenberg's able and briskly narrated condensation of the War's events in a slender, readable quarto volume" (cf. ADB). - III: Rare pamplet, listed only in the BSB by VD 17: apparently the earlier of two variants, of which the other is not paginated and mentions the author in the slightly differently worded title: George Baron Kunitz, Imperial envoy to the Turkish court and present during the Siege, had left the manuscript behind during his flight. The catalogues of Austrian National Library and Vienna City Library list only this latter variant (also held at Admont, according to Kábdebo), while Sturminger also cites a copy of our present variant in the Austrian National Library. The engraving (mentioned only on the title page of the other variant) depicts the Battle of Vienna. - IV: Remarkable Strasbourg legal dissertation about military desertion by J. A. Hammer from Regensburg (one of two variants with different dedications). - V: Only known copy of this encomium of Elector Max Emanuel of Bavaria, who had fought in the 1683 Battle of Vienna and, together with the commanders of Lorraine and Waldeck, had achieved the victory of Esztergom and had recaptured Nové Zámky in 1685. The Regensburg jurist Sebastian Seelmann, a member of Harsdörffer's "Pegnesian Order of Flowers" since 1668 (under the name of "Silvius"), is mentioned on the title page as Secretary to the Elector. The first work bound in this sammelband, which unites encyclopedic geography, war pamphlets, legal study, and Baroque vernacular poetry, thus encapsulating within its covers the world of the 17th century, bears Seelmann's autograph note of ownership (dated 1670), which suggests that he probably assembled the volume personally in this order for binding. I: VD 17, 23:231530X. Bircher C 255. Haus [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Novus atlas Sinensis a Martino Martinio [.] [Nieuwe atlas van het groote rijck Sina, ]. Including: Golius, Jacob. [Drop-title:] Byvoeghsel van 't Koninckryck Catay.

      [Amsterdam, Joan Blaeu, 1655]. - Super royal folio (340 x 510 mm). 210, (20), XVIII, (40), (4) pp. With engraved title-page (lacking the letterpress title-label: "Nieuwe atlas van het groote rijck Sina") and 17 double-page engraved maps, all coloured by a contemporary hand. The maps include 16 maps of China and 1 general map of Japan, with richly decorated cartouches often showing several Chinese in traditional garb. The preliminaries bound at the end. Contemporary richly gold-tooled, slightly overlapping vellum, remains of ties, gilt edges. Separately published edition, with the text in Dutch, of Blaeu's atlas of China, the first atlas and geography of China to be published in Europe. "The seventeen maps are noteworthy not only for their accuracy, remarkable for the time, but also for their highly decorative cartouches featuring vignettes depicting regional Chinese dress, activities, and animals [.] In addition, it is one of the first true Sino-European publications, based on Chinese land surveys but presenting geographic data in a highly visual European cartographic format" (Reed & Demattè). The first map is a general map of China (including Japan and parts of Korea), followed by 15 maps of the provinces of China and a general map of Japan. - The maps are based on Chinese cartographic sources collected by the Jesuit missionary Martinus Martini's (1614-61), among them a copy of the manuscript atlas by Zhu Siben (compiled 1311/12) with revisions from the printed atlas by Lo Hongxian. Martini compiled the maps himself and convinced Blaeu to postpone the work on other volumes and publish the present atlas of China. It was published in 1655, in five different language editions, as a separate atlas and as the sixth volume of Blaeu's celebrated Atlas Maior (only differing in the engraved title-page). Martini also added a lengthy preface with an account of the compilation process, geographical descriptions of the provinces of China and Japan, a list of towns with their geographical co-ordinates and a history of the Manchurian war, earlier published as De bello Tartarico historia (1654). - Golius, as a result of his fruitful contact with Martini, wrote his Byvoeghsel van 't Koninckryck Catay, on the Chinese reign, which is published here for the first time as a supplement to the atlas, containing numerous woodcut Arabic and Chinese characters. In it Golius "identified the names of the "Catayan" duodenary cycles as Chinese. These names were first published [.] in Arabic letters [.] This resulted in the first printing if Chinese characters (from wood) in Holland, and of the first properly formed characters in Europe" (Smitskamp). - Lacking the letterpress title-label on the engraved title-page, two tears in the outer margin of pp. 193f. and 211f. and small corner off p. XI torn off; a very good copy. Binding also in very good condition, with only the spine slightly soiled and the tooling on spine slightly faded at a few points. V.d. Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici II, 2:521A. Reed & Demattè 25. For Golius's supplement: Smitskamp, Philologia Orientalis 313c. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Della Scienza Mecanica E Delle vtilita Che si traggono da gl Instromenti di quella Opera Del Signor Galileo Galilei Con vn fragmento lopra froza della percoffa

      Bologna 1655 - 43 + 1 Seiten bestossen, alterstypisch nachgedunkelt/verfärbt, kleine Randnotizen/Zeichnungen, montiertes Rückenschild aus neuerer Zeit Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 160 [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Handt-Boecxken, van de Voor-Bereydinge ter Doodt. Uyt de Hooghduytsche, in de Nederlandtsche Tale overgeset, Door Matthias Hasard, ende by hem op nieuws oversien, en van menigte Druck-fauten gecorrigeert, mitsgaders alle de schriftuer-plaetsten, na de Nieuwe Oversettinge des Bybels gestelt. Met een treffelijcke Reden Otthonis Casmanni, om de salige Doot te omhelsen en de Werelt adieu te seggen.

      Dordrecht, Jacob Rijffersz. 1655 - 2 werken in 1 band, (52) 288 (8), 28 p. Opnieuw gebonden Leer met ribben en stempels, 12° (DLV1-M90)

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        1655 Famiano Strada History of DUTCH Revolt Charles V Holy Roman Empire WARS

      Rotterdam, Voor A. vasn Hoogen-huyse, 1655. - 1655 Famiano Strada History of DUTCH Revolt Charles V Holy Roman Empire WARS Illustrated Portrait Engravings / None Worldwide Famiano Strada (1572 – 1649) was a Jesuit priest, historian, and moralist. Charles V (1500 – 1558), also known as Charles I of Spain, was Duke of Burgundy and ruler of the Netherlands from 1506, ruler of the Spanish Empire from 1516 and Holy Roman Emperor from 1519, until he voluntarily stepped down from these and other positions. Alexander Farnese (1545 – 1592) was Duke of Parma, Piacenza and Castro from 1586 to 1592, and Governor of the Spanish Netherlands from 1578 to 1592. The Dutch Revolt (1566 or 1568–1648) was the successful revolt of the northern, largely Protestant Seven Provinces of the Low Countries against the rule of the Roman Catholic King Philip II of Spain, who had inherited the region (Seventeen Provinces) from the defunct Duchy of Burgundy. We do not find another example of this very rare edition for sale worldwide Main author: Famiano Strada Title: De thien eerste boecken der Nederlandtsche oorloge Published: Rotterdam, Voor A. vasn Hoogen-huyse, 1655. Language: Dutch FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure vellum binding Pages: complete with all 708 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Illustrations: 12 exquisite engravings Publisher: Rotterdam, Voor A. vasn Hoogen-huyse, 1655. Size: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. Bortklippt signatur från titelbladets övre hörn. Återkommande liten fuktrand i övre marginal, något större sid. 605-640 och 859-898, och enstaka småfläckar. Samtida pergamentband, handtextad ryggtitel. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Ter Meulen 735. Willems 1181. Berghman 1578. Brunet II, 1767. Hoffman III, 299. Warmholtz 1338: ?Hon hålles för vara nog sällsynt? Carlander III, 564ff. 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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        Iaponia Regnum

      Amsterdam Blaeu Joan 1655 - Japan. "Iaponia Regnum". Orig. copper-engraving after A. Martini's map of the region. Published by J. Blaeu, 1655. Original old colouring. With engraved title, "Milliaria Iaponiaca . Milliaria Germanica ." and "Cum privilegio Sacrae .". 41,5:56,5 cm. Koeman II, map 8450:2, ed. 2:501-2+4 (1655 Latin) - Beatiful old map of Japan and Korean peninsula.

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        Sabbati Sanctificatio, Det er: Gudelig Betenckning oc kort For klaring offuer alle Evangelier oc Epistler, som paa Søndage oc alle hellige Dage, udi Guds Meenighed det gandske Aar igiennem pleyer at fremsættis oc forhandlis, Guds Børn til Gudelig Øvelse forfatted. I-II.

      København 1655. Ekstra kobberstukket tittelbl. (16) + 800 + (2) + (4) + 659 + (1) s. Samt. helskinnbd. med seks opphøyde bind. Rik ryggdekor i gull. Dekor i blindpreg på for- og bakdekkel (Speilbind). 2 spenner (hvorav 1 defekt). Ekstra kobberstukket tittelbl. og tittelbl fagmessig oppklebet. Noen få sider svakt skjoldet i ytre marg. Ex libris på forsats

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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. Pagel - - Schöne 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." Valentin - - Anfänge 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, . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Euclidis Elementorum Libri xv, breviter demonstrati

      Cantabrigiae [Cambridge] : Ex celebarrimae Academiae Typographeo. Impensis Guilielmi Nealand Bibliopolae, 1655 A fair copy of the 1st edition in contemporary binding. Isaac Barrow (1630-1677) was a mathematician, classical scholar and theologian. He is principally known for his work on tangents and Calculus. He was one of Isaac Newton's teachers. This translation of Euclid from the Greek to Latin was his first work. The full leather binding is complete and has raised bands and a title label to the spine. The boards are held to the binding by their strings only and are warped. The binding could be repaired as the leather is complete and in reasonably clean condition. Internally, there is a heraldic bookplate to the front pastedown and minute detailed scholarly notes in ink to any initial blank page - including the front pastedown. These notes appear to be early and possibly contemporary. Contents: title page with ink signature; dedication 3 pp; Ad Lectorum 5 pp; poem 1 p; blank; text pp 1-342 with numerous diagrams; Finis with seal; blank; rear pastedown with continuation of notes. The note-taker has been careful not to note on text pages. There is some staining to margins, particularly the bottom margin where there is what looks like soot-spotting. Staining largely stays in the margin - towards the end it strays occasionally into the text but does not obscure it.

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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau ('Mexico').

      - Kupferstich aus Historia Antipodum oder Newe Welt b. Matthäus Merian in Frankfurt a.M., 1655, 15,5 x 17,5 (Ganze Buchseite) (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Ars Apophthegmatica, Das ist: Kunstquellen Denckwürdiger Lehrsprüche und Ergötzlicher Hofreden . in drey Tausend Exempeln . und mit Dreysig Schertz-Schreiben, als einer besondern Beylage vermehret, durch Quirinum Pegeum. 7 Bl., 50 S. (Pag. fehlerhaft), 632, 70 S., 16 Bl. Register. Mit 2 Kupfertiteln und 10 Kupfertafeln. Sehr schöner Pergamentbd d. Z. (ohne Bindebänder) mit Rückenvergoldung, Deckelfileten und großen vergoldeten floralen Mittelstücken. Goldschnitt.

      Nürnberg, Wolfgang und Johann Andreas Endter, 1655. - Erste Ausgabe der reichhaltigen Sammlung; eine 'Continuatio' erschien im Folgejahr. Harsdörffer (1607-1658) war Mitglied der Fruchtbringenden Gesellschaft und Stifter des Pegnesischen Blumenordens. Er nahm, wie später etwa Gleim, die Beschützerrolle in der deutschen Literatur ein, und sein Einfluss war außerordentlich groß. "Die reiche städtische Kulturüberlieferung, patrizische Vornehmheit und die geschmeidige Vielseitigkeit des eigenen Wesens haben aus H. nicht nur den gelesensten, sondern auch einflußreichsten Bildungsschriftsteller des 17. Jahrhunderts gemacht . Man fühlt durch seine weitangelegten Bücher hindurch in dem Reichtum der Wendung der Redefiguren, in dem Bemühen, erdrückende Stoffanhäufungen zu vermeiden, dabei doch immer zu fesseln, interessant zu bleiben, nicht nur die Schreibfreude des geborenen Schriftstellers, sondern vor allem . die Rücksicht auf den Leser, ja das Erlebnis vom Leser, seinen Wünschen, seinen Absichten, dem Grad seiner Aufmerksamkeit, der Gefahr, ihn zu ermüden. Ein Weltmann, dabei ein letzter Reichsstädter, schreibt für gebildete Kreise" (Wolfskehl im Kat. Manheimer). Mitten im absolutistischen Zeitalter blüht eine bürgerliche Kultur. Harsdörffer ordnet seine Sammlung nach 10 "Kunstquellen", nämlich den Quellen der Lehrsprüche, der Wortforschung, der Doppeldeutung, der Unterscheidung, der Folge oder des Schicklichen, des Unschicklichen, der Gleichnisse, des Gegensatzes und der Geschichte. Sie sind aufgeteilt in je 3 mal 1000 Sprüche, Maximen und Sentenzen. Die abschließenden Scherz-Schreiben arbeiten ebenfalls mit Sprüchen und Redensarten, u. a. "Klageschrifft der Wescherin über ihrn versoffenen Mann", "Absag-brieff an eine geitzige Hofdirne", "Von der Weiberstudiren" usw. Die reizvollen emblematischen Kupfer stellen weibliche Figuren dar, aus deren Brüsten die "Kunstquellen" in Brunnen springen. – Sehr frisches Exemplar. So vollständig mit allen Kupfern selten. – VD17 39:120650F; Dünnhaupt 99.I.1; Goed. III 110, 20; HAB A 156; Zirnbauer 3; Seebaß/Kistner 402 (defekt); Faber du Faur 512. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The most notable Antiquity of Great Britain, vulgarly called Stone-Heng on Salisbury Plain.

      London, Sign of the Rainbow in Fleetstreet and Fountain Tavern in the Strand. London: Daniel Pakeman. and Laurence Chapman, 1655 Tall 4to, 1st ed, 9 pls, VG+. In contemporary speckled calf, blind edge tooling, corners & edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine relaid, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to red calf label. Fine portrait frontis of Inigo Jones by Hollar after Vandyke, title page in red and black inks, [6], 109 pp, [1] errata, 9 pls (made up of 1 portrait, 3 double folding, 4 double & 1 single), plus 2 text diagrams, 2 bookplates to fpd, ms notes to fpd & fep, printed by James Flesher, some browning to tp, text block edges sprinkled red, lacking top corner of fep, pencil note states that it was Michael Woodhalls copy.“There were but a few copies printed, and most of them were lost in the Fire of London.” Gough. (ESTC R13850. Wing J954. Lowndes 2522.1225. Allibone 370.2621). A 2nd edition was published in 1725. Jones, Inigo (1573–1652), architect and theatre designer.In 1655 John Webb published The most Notable Antiquity of Great Britain, Vulgarly called Stone-Heng on Salisbury Plain, Restored by Inigo Jones Esquire. This presents a continuous text which purports to be by Jones, though Webb admits that he had compiled it from no more than ‘some few indigested notes’. When in 1663 Dr Walter Charleton published, in Chorea gigantum, a comprehensive rebuttal of Jones's conclusions, Webb returned to the fray with a long and impassioned defence, A Vindication of Stone-Heng Restored (1665). This second work throws a great deal of further light on the reasoning behind Jones's theory about the origin and purpose of Stonehenge. Jones's study of the monument originated in 1620, when James I, in progress at Wilton House, Wiltshire, set him to the task. However, his ideas did not come together until after 1637. He concluded that Stonehenge, since it was a structure of ‘elegancy and proportion’, had been erected, not by the native Britons but by the Romans. He interpreted it, in being a circular, roofless structure in open country in what he argued was the Tuscan order, as a temple to the Roman god of the sky, Coelus. He confirmed himself in this belief by reconstructing the plan in such a way that the positions of the stones in the outer circle and inner hexagon were defined by four superimposed equilateral triangles inscribed in a circle, in exactly the same way as Vitruvius recommended for constructing the orchestra and stage of a Roman theatre. Webb, in the Vindication, points out several parallels between the analysis of Stonehenge and the design principles underlying Jones's major buildings of the 1630s. His studies of Stonehenge, however implausible historically, must have confirmed for Jones the validity of his own architectural ambition, to bring, or rather to bring back, to Britain the monumental and mathematically ordered architecture of the Romans. See ODNB.

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        PECHELI SIVE PEKING IMPERII SINARVM PROVINCIA PRIMA. [An Antiquarian Map of the

      [Vienna 1655]. A single sheet, center folded copper engraved. map, map size 48.5 x 40 cm, sheet size 59 x 49.5 cm., very. good,elaborate cartouche shows the Chinese Emperor & Empress. with their attendents, Latin text, key, distance chart. RARE. Printed on heavy rag paper, minor marginal tears [mended], strong impression. Upper area at 41 degrees North shows the Great Wall as it progresses across the top of the map. Shows the whohle of Heibei province, part of Xansi & Xan-tvng, the Cang Sinvs Pars, West to 141 degrees, East to 149.5 degrees, South to 36 degrees. Nicely executed, may have come from a Blau atlas. The distance key shows two Chinese youths with Chignon in robes, one holds a compass the other a pen with a world globe in the center. Shows mountains, rivers, cities and villages with names, Hsien or prefectures outlined, as issued original work. Suitable for library display & framing Maps of this vintage are QUITE RARE and always valuable. Martini [1614-1661] was an Italian Jesuit & Superior of Han- chow, who worked in concert with the celebrated Dutch carto- grapher Joannes Blaeu [1596-1673] on the famous and first complete atlas of China: ATLAS SINENSIS 1655, from which this was extracted. With a few minor mends, else, finely executed, superbly done. * A scan can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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