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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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      [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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        HVQUANG IMPERII SINARVM PROVINCIA SEPTIMA. [Map of Honan Province, China 1655]

      [Viennae 1655]. A single sheeet, center folded copper engra-. ved map, map size 48.5 x 40 cm., sheet size 59 x 49.5 cm.,. very good, elaborate cartouche shows Chinese farmers tilling. & planting rice, with sprigs of bamboo, a few minor mends.. AN EARLY BLEAU-MARTINI COPPER-ETCHED PROVINCE MAP A marvelous map of ancient Honan province, showing Changsha the old capital. Latin text, key, mile chart, printed on heavy rag paper. This grand work traces the path of the Yan- tze River from Sichuan Eastward through Honan into Nanking and the Ganking area. Impressive Dongting lake dominates the center of the area. Minor marginal tears [mended], strong impression. Showing the whole province & adjacent provinces clearly named. Shows named cities, villages, mountains and rivers. Excellent example for library display and framing. This work was executed by Joannes Blaeu [1596-1673] and Martini [1566-1610] who was an Italian Jesuit and Superior of Hanchow. Martini work is always rare & superbly done, this work was extracted from their joint effort ATLAS SINENSIS, 1655. * Superb example, Q U I T E R A R E. * 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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        CENTURIA DI LETTERE DEL GLORIOSO PATRIARCA SAN FRANCESCO DI PAOLA, FONDATORE DELL'ORDINE DE' MINIMI. Raccolte, e date in luce con alcune Annotationi dal Padre Fr. Francesco di Longobardi.

      Appresso Ignatio de Lazzeri, In Roma 1655 - Prima edizione. Opera dedicata ala Card. Fachenetti. Cm.19,9x14,5. Pg.(16), 408, (26). Genuina legatura coeva, leggermente allentata, in piena pergamena molle coeva. Titoli manoscritti al dorso. Lievi tarlature al foglio di guardia e alle prime due carte, abbastanza visibili al frontespizio. Stemma del Cardinale Fachenetti impresso al frontespizio. Il testo è preceduto da un "Sonetto" del Padre Filippo da Celico. Esaustivo epistolario dell'eremita Francesco da Paola (Paola, 27 marzo 1416 ? Tours, 2 aprile 1507), fondatore dell'Ordine dei Minimi, proclamato santo da papa Leone X il 4 maggio 1519. Studi successivi hanno considerate apocrife alcune delle lettere contenute nel volume, senza comunque inficiare la valenza della fonte. Di particolare interesse il fatto che l'Opera fu messa all'Indice. > Michel, III, 62. 450 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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      London 1655, John Crook. Full new leather, raised bands, red. label, pp.253-308, complete, engraved frontispiece and map,. list of J. Crook titles at the end, 19.2 x 29.5 cm. very. very clean no foxing, solid copy. FIRST EDITION S C A R C E. A MOST EARLY ACCOUNT OF CHINA AND THE TARTARS SUTBITLE: cont. Chief Cities of the Countries, for the Bet- ter Under standing of the Story. Written Originally in Latin this is an excellent primary narrative, quite readable. It covers the early history of China as known to foreigners. * ENGRAVED ILLUSTRATIONS: Contains a lovely frontispiece portrait of the Manchu Emperor. With an excellent map of China from just North of the Great Wall, including the Great Wall, South showing all of the provinces of China, down to Yunnan, including the island of Hainan, Taiwan, Macau, Korea and Japan. * BIOGRAPHY OF THE AUTHOR: Martini was born in Trento., in 1631 he entered the Austrian province of his order, where he studied mathematics under Athanasius Kircher in the Roman College, probably with the intention of being sent to China. He was a celebrated Jesuit *** He set out for China in 1640, and arrived in 1643. While there he made great use of his talents as missionary, scholar, writer and superior. In 1650 he was sent to Rome as procurator for the Chinese Mission, and took advantage of the long, adventurous voyage (going first to the Philippines, from thence on a Dutch privateer to Batavia, he reached Bergen in Norway on 31 August 1653), to sift his valuable historical and cartographical data on China. During his sojourn in Europe the works were printed that made his name so famous. *** In 1658 he returned with provisionally favourable instructions on the question of ritual to China, where he laboured until his death in Hangzhou in 1661. According to the attestation of P, Prosper Intorcetta (Litt. Annuae, 1861) his body was found undecayed twenty years after; it became a long-standing object of cult not only for Christians, until in 1877, suspecting idolatry, the hierarchy had it buried again. Ferdinand von Richthofen calls Martini "the leading geographer of the Chinese mission, one who was unexcelled and hardly equaled, during the eighteenth century ... There was no other missionary, either before or after, who made such diligent use of his time in acquiring information about the country." (China, I, 674 sq.) Extracted from Wikipedia. * The author was also known as Martino Martini and was a celebrated Jesuit cartographer who did one of the earliest and surely most important atlas on China. A most early and RARE primary resource on China. * HIS WRITINGS: Martini's most important work is Novus Atlas Sinensis (Amsterdam 1655), with 17 maps and 171 pages of text, a work which is, according to Richthofen, "the most complete geographical description of China that we possess, and through which Martini has become the father of geographical learning on China". +++ Of the great chronological work which Martini had planned, and which was to comprise the whole Chinese history from the earliest age, only the first part appeared: Sinicæ Historiæ Decas Prima (Munich 1658), which reached until the birth of Jesus. +++ His De Bello Tartarico Historia (Anvers 1654) is also important as Chinese history, for Martini himself had lived through the frightful occurrences which brought about the overthrow of the ancient Ming dynasty. The works have been repeatedly published and translated into different languages. +++ Interesting as missionary history is his Brevis Relatio de Numero et Qualitate Christianorum apud Sinas (Brussels 1654). +++ Besides these, Martini wrote a series of theological and apologetical works in Chinese, including a De Amicitia (Hangzhou 1661) that could have been the first anthology of Western authors available in China (Martini's selection fished mainly into Roman and Greek writings). Several works, among them a Chinese translation of the works of Suarez, still exist in his handwriting. Of these is notable his Grammatica Sinica, which he brought along and donated to Jacobus Golius, and that couldn't be printed because of the impossibility to reproduce Chinese characters. This very copy is still preserved in the Anvers Royal Library; over time many others were made. +++ * IMPORTANT NOTE:l This title was part of a book issued under the title: THE HISTORY OF THE GREAT AND RENOWNED MONARCHY OF CHINA. Where in All the Particular Provinces are Accurately... London 1655, Crook. Its author was F. Alvarez Semedo. Please inquire with us as we have this in stock. The two titles were commonly issued together as both are listed on the title page. Some were issued separately, but this title follows the pagination of the above title. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Oriental Library: CATALOGUE OF THE ASIATIC LIBRARY OF DR. G.E. MORRISON, p.473. * Louise M. Taylor: CATALOG OF THE BOOKS ON CHINA IN THE LIBRARY OF THE ESSEX INSTITUTE, p. 250-251. * J. Lust: WESTERNBOOKS ON CHINA PUBLISHED UP TO 1850, # 441, p.10. * H. Cordier: SINICA:625 * WING M 858 BM NUC * Color scans can be sent by email. 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      London 1655, Crook. New full leather, raised bands, 308p.,. red leather lablel, copper etched frontis of Semedo, 2 parts. in 1 folded etched map, very good, 18 x 29.5 cm., nice copy,. complete with BELLUM. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION S C A R C E. A RARE AND IMPORTANT 1655 JESUIT PRIMARY RESOURCE SUBTITLE: continued: Together with the Traffic & Commodities of that Country. Now put into English by a Person of Quality, and Illustrated with Several Mapps and Figures, to Satisfie the Curious & Advance the Trade of Great Brittain. * CAUTION:: Not all editions of this title come with the second title, unrelated but of the same era and often found bound in: BELLUM TARTARICUM, OR THE CONQUEST OF THE GREAT AND MOST RENOWNED EMPIRE OF CHINA, BY THE INVASION OF THE TARTARS, WHO IN THESE LAST SEVEN YEARS, HAVE WHOLLY SUBDUED THAT VAST EMPIRE. Written by Martin Martinius. This is the actual title as found on the proper title page, however it is abbreviated on the Semedo title page as a subtitle, reading: "To Which is Added the Hiftory of the Late Invafion, and Conqueft of tht Flourifhing Kingdom by the Tartars. With an exaft Account of the Other Affairs of China till thefes Prefent Times. Sic spelling, with pagination: 253-308, including engraved frontis of Emperor of Western Tartars * Together with: MAP OF THE PROVINCE AND CHIEF CITIES OF THE COUNTRIES, FOR THE BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE STORY. Written originally in Latin by Martin Martinius... London 1655. * Please confirm before ordering the edition you want. The two variants are: a. with two titles bound in one; b. just the first title by Semedo, lacking BELLVM TARTARICUM. If you just want the second title, please see our separate entry for: Martin Martinus: BELLVM 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: MAP OF THE PROVINCE AND CHIEF CITIES OF THE COUNTRIES, FOR THE BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE STORY. Written originally in Latin by Martin Martinius... London 1655. A RARE & EARLY work! * Father A. Semedo S.J. [aka Semmedo 1587-1658] was a Portuguese missionary who resided in China for 20 years. This edition was translated from the First Italian edition published in 1643 into English, by "A Person of Quality." A nicely done early and valuable primary source, stunning mid-17th historical work on China. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Wing: S2490 Lust: WESTERN BOOKS ON CHINA PUBLISHED UP TO 1850, #72. Oriental Library:THE ASIATIC LIBRARY OF G. MORRISON, vol. ~~1, 667 NUC BM M. Takahashi: CATALOGUE OF SPECIAL BOOKS ON CHRISTIAN MISSIONS, Tenri 1932 vol. 2 p.122 item # 106 for more details and illustrations of the title page. * A FABULOUS AND EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE ! Scans 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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        Estats De L'Empire Des Turqs en Europe; et Pays circomvoisins; entre lesquels sont Hongrie, Transilvanie, Valaquie, Moldoviae, Petite Tartarie &c. Suiets, ou tributairs de Turqs. Par N. Sanson d'Abbeville Geographe ordinaire du Roy. Avec privilege pour 20 ans. 1655 - A Paris chez Pierre Mariette rue St. Iacques a l'esperance':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Nicolas Sanson b. Pierre Mariette in Paris, 1655, 40 x 51 Szántai, Atlas Hungaricus 1528-1850, Vol. II, Sanson. - Zeigt das Türkische Reich in Europa von der Insel Kreta im Süden bis zur Ukraine im Norden mit Ungarn, Siebenbürgen, Griechenland, Albanien, Serbien, Bosnien, Walachei (Rumänien), Bessarabien, Moldau, Bulgarien, Dalmatien, Romanien (heute: Marmararegion) u. Mazedonien. - Am rechten Rand Titelkartusche. - Unten links Meilenzeiger. (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Das erneuerte und vermehrte Teutsche Wappenbuch. In welchem des H. Römische Reichs Potentaten, Fürsten, Grafen, Herren, Freyherren, Edle, Stände und Städte ec., Wappen, Schilde, Helm, Kleinodien. Deroselben Namen, Herrschafften und HeroldsFarben ec. aussgebildet zuersehn. Erster (- Fünter und letzter) Theil. Mit einer umbeständigen Vorrede. Von dem Ursprung und Gebrauch der Wappen veremehrt.

      Paulus Fürst,, Nürnberg, 1655 - Nürnberg, Paulus Fürst, (1655) - 1657. Quer-kl.-4°. (38) Bl.; (26) Bl.; (30) Bl.; (27) Bl.; (32) Bl. Mit 5 gest. Titel und 1083 Kupfertafen. Halblederbände der Zeit mit Marmorpapierbezug, Rückentitel und schlichter Rückenvergoldung. Vgl. Lipperheide Rc 10. Die Bände 1 u. 2. in zweiter Ausgabe. Die Bände 3-5 in erster Ausgabe. Die Nummerierung der Kupfertafeln teilw. fehlerhaft (in Band I mit einer ausgelassenen Nummer, Band III mit zwei ausgelassenen Nummern, in Band IV mit 6 ausgelassene Nummern). - "Von Sibmacher selbst nur die beiden ersten Bände (Erstausgaben von 1605 u. 1609). Nach seinem Tode (1611) gingen alle Platten an Paulus Fürst über, der sie wiederholt zu neuen Ausgaben benutzte und später das Wappenbuch um vier weitere Teile vermehrte" (Lipperheide). - Die Vorsätze von Band I mit kleineren alten Besitzereinträgen. Die hübschen roten Halblederbände berieben. - Innen sauberes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch / German Halblederbände der Zeit mit Marmorpapierbezug, Rückentitel und schlichter Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geistliche Hertz-Stärckung, der Allerdurchleuchtigsten Fürstin und Frauen, Frauen Magdalena, Eleonora, Teresia, Regierend-Röm. Keyserin, Königin zu Hungarn und Böheim, Ertz-Hertzogin zu Oesterreich,. In schuldigster underthänigkeit Frey-Eigen gemacht, auch allen Trostliebenden Hertzen, zu einer heylsamen Seelen Artzney. Wien, Johann van Ghelen 1679. 4°. 7 Bll., 290 S., mit 23 (ganzs.) Textkupfern, Ldr. d. Zt. mit Deckelfil.u. Eckfleurons in Ldr.-Schuber d. Zt.

      - Nicht im VD 17, kein Exemplar im WorldCat, über KVK nur 1 Ex. in der Wienbibliothek nachweisbar.- Sehr selten.- Schön illustriertes, barockes Gebetbuch mit 63 ?Herzstärkungen? aus der Feder des Barnabitenbruders Ferdinand Hauck, für Kaiserin Eleonore Magdalene von der Pfalz (1655-1720) und einer der allerersten Drucke aus der Offizin des Johann van Ghelen, der seit 1678 die Druckerei des verstorbenen Johann Hacque führte.- Die ganzseitigen Kupferstiche stammen von Domenico Rossetti (1650-1736) und zeigen vor allem Szenen aus dem Leben und der Passion Christi, aber auch die Marienikone von der Insel Kreta in der Wiener Michaelerkirche oder die Audienz haltende Kaiserin.- Nur gering gebräunt od. fleckig, Schuber etw. beschabt, sonst schönes Exemplar.

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        Vogelschauansicht von Olinda u. Umgebung; oben links Insetkarte ('Das Norder theil des Lands Brasilien. - Darinn die fürnemsten Hafen angedeütet werden, als zu Parayba, Pernambuco, Todos os Santos, und andere.').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich aus Historia Antipodum oder Newe Welt b. Matthäus Merian in Frankfurt a.M., 1655, 36 x 45 Nicht bei Fauser, Repertorium älterer Topographie. Druckgraphik von 1486 bis 1750. - Zeigt eine Vogelschauansicht von Olinda u. Umgebung; oben links Insetkarte (ca. 18 x 32 cm) der brasilianischen Küste von Natal (Rio Grande do Norte) im Norden bis Salvador (Bahia) im Süden; die Insetkarte rechts genordet. - Oben mittig Kartusche mit Titel; in der Karte Kompaßrose u. Meilenzeiger; unten rechts Kartusche mit Legende von 1. - 13.; im Vgr. vor Olinda zahlreiche Segelschiffe. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Das erneuerte und vermehrte Teutsche Wappenbuch, in welchem Deß H. Römischen Reiches Hohe Potentaten, Fürsten, Grafen, Herren, Freyherren, Edle, Stände und Städte etc. Wappen, Schilde, Helm, Kleinodien, wie auch deroselben Namen, Herrschafften und HeroldsFarben etc. außgebildet zuersehen

       1. Theil (und 2. Teil in einem Buch). Mit einer umbständigen Vorrede, von dem Ursprung und Gebrauch der Wappen vermehrt. (u. 2. Theil: Deß erneuerten Teutschen Wappenbuchs zweyter Theil. (...) Mit einer Vorrede von den Ritterliche Thurnieren und der Adelichen Heroldskunst vermehrt). Nürnberg: Paulus Fürsten, Kunsthändlern. Gedruckt bey Christoff Gerhard, (1655). Hardc. d. Zt. mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückentitel \'Wappenbuch 1\'. (40 S. Vorrede), (32 S. Register), 1 Bl., IIII, 199 Bll. mit Wappen-Abb., Frontispiz-Kupfer v. Bd. 2, Titelbl., (27 S. Vorrede), (1 S. Index), (22 S. Register v. Bd. 2, 1 leeres Bl.), 164 Bll. mit Wappen-Abb. - 14,5 x 19,5. * Die sehr selten beiden ersten Bände von Siebmachers insgesamt fünfteiliger Wappen-Sammlung in der 4. Ausgabe. - Es fehlen der Frontispiz-Kupferstich und die Wappen-Abb. von S. 200 bis 226 des ersten Teils. - Einband berieben, Ecken bestoßen. - Innendeckel mit Vorbesitzer-Eintrag v. Fürstenberg .... - Innen durchgehend wohlerhalten und mit kräftigem Abdruck der Wappen-Kupfer. - Beiliegen: Bibliographische Titelaufnahmen im VD17, fünf Bestandsnachweise in deutschen Bibliotheken sowie das fehlende Frontispiz-Blatt in Fotokopie.Versand D: 7,00 EUR

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        The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia

      London: Printed By William Du-gard, 1655. 'The tenth edition. with his life and death; a brief table of the principal heads, and som other new additions'. Rebound in dark brown leather and cloth, panelled spine with decs and dark green title panel. Some scuffing and peeling to leather, some fraying and chipping to front board which also has a few stains and rubbings. Marbled endpapers and red painted closed edges. Some pages are closely trimmed but with no loss of text. Previous owner name and date of 1763 to title page in brown ink. Occasional brown ink stains or marginalia and a few pages are browned, but overall very clean and tidy, tight bind.. Half Leather. Very Good. 4to.

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        Atlas/Lorraine, anno 1631, N. Tassin, 25 maps+townviews

      Tassin Nicolas, ????-1655 - Atlas, edited by N. Tassin, anno 1631, size: 15x20 cm, 25 maps and townviews, new vellumbinding, "Plans et Profilz des Principales Villes du Duche de Lorraine". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Phoenix Graeciae. S. Basilius Magnus Doctor Ecclesiae, Post Christum, Et Apostolos Primus Legislator, Facile Princeps, Et Illvstris Patriarcha Omnium Monachorum dedicatus / . / Tomus Quintus .

      - Francofvrti., Impendiis Ioannis Godefridi Schönwetteri (Schönwetter, Johann Gottfried), M.DC.LV. (1655); 23,5 cm (gr. 8°). Titel-Kupfer, einige Initiialen und Vignetten, 8 Bll, 352 SS., 32 Bll. (Index), Schweinsleder-Band der Zeit mit Schließbänder- Verschluß (Bänder aus- bzw. abgebrochen), handgeschriebenem Rückentitel und dreiseitigem Farbschnitt. - Einband stärker berieben und fleckig, kleine Einrisse an Kapitalen und Ecken, Spuren von überklebtem Rückenschild, vorderer Anklebe-Vorsatz mit Einrissen an Schließbänder-Befestigung sowie an Scharnierecken, leicht wurmstichig, vorderes fliegendes Vorsatzblatt fehlt; Titelkupfer noch gut erhalten, an unterer Ecke gering fingerfleckig, kleine Fraßspur im unbedruckten Vorderrand, die sich im Titel- und Nachtitelblatt fortsetzt, Titelblatt mittig mit wenigen verblaßten hdschrftl. Ergänzungen von alter Hand in Tinte, Inhalt z. T. im Satzspiegel gebräunt, vereinzelt stärkere Rabndbräunungen, einige wenige Blätter mit Eckknicken, hinterer fliegender Vorsatz stark fleckig, Anklebevorsatz hinten größtenteils fehlend; Bindung noch fest; insgesamt noch passable Erhaltung dieses selteen Buches.

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        Gründlicher Historischer Bericht von denen alten Reichs - Vogteyen, bey den Erb - Frey und reichs - Stätten, wie auch bey den hohen und andern Stifften und Klöstern; . Angebunden: Gründlichen Historischen Berichts von den alten Reichs - und Casten - Vogteyen Anderer Theil Oder Apologia, Rett - und weitere Ausführung des Anno 1639 ausgelassenen Discursus . fürneemblich die Statt Augsburg betreffend .

      Stuttgart, Gerlins 1655 - 19,8 x 16 cm, Front., 8, 145, 33 S.; 15 , 582 und 108 S., zeitgen. Pergamenteinband, Schliessen fehlen

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        Tractatus De Tempore Legali: In Quatuor Libros Distributus, Ubi...

      1655. Laws Concerning Time Antonelli, Giovanni Carlo. Tractatus De Tempore Legali: In Quatuor Libros Distributus, Ubi Principaliores, Difficiliores, Ac Practicabiliores Canonici, Ac Civilis Iuris Quaestiones Singulariter Explanantur, Ac Resoluuntur. Opus Praelatis, Ac Iudicibus Ecclesiasticis, & Secularibus, Advocatis, Aliisque in Utroque foro Versantibus, & in Scholis Prositentibus Apprime Utile, Ac Necessarium. Velletri: Apud Carolum Bilancionum, 1659. [xiv], 524, [40] pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (12" x 8"). Contemporary vellum with early rebacking and later varnishing, raised bands and early hand-lettered title to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities, some worming, mostly to spine, front board slightly bowed, front joint starting at foot, hinges partially cracked, preliminaries and rear free endpaper partially detached and somewhat edgeworn. Large woodcut printer device to title page. Light browning to text, faint dampspotting in places, internally clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. A solid copy. * Second edition. A canon lawyer by training, Antonelli was the Bishop of Ferentino. His treatise examines legal aspects of time, mostly under canon law. It is arranged in four books. The first treats "de tempore in generale"; the other books address years, months and hours. Published in 1642, it went through seven more editions, the last in 1753. Few copies of any edition are held in North American law libraries. Not in the British Museum Catalogue or The Canon Law Collection of the Library of Congress.

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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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      [Frankfurt, 1655. Minor dust soiling. Single vertical fold line through center. Very good. This edition of Smith's Virginia map, with German text, first appeared in Gottfriedt's NEWE WELT in 1655, after the 1612 original edition. A handsome edition of this famous map, it shows all of the Chesapeake Bay from the Virginia Capes north to the present Maryland-Pennsylvania line, the eastern shore, and the waters of the major Virginia and Maryland rivers from the James northward. In the upper left corner is a vignette of Powhatan in a hut, taken from De Bry, while along the right edge is a full-length portrait of an Indian with a long bow. Both illustrations appeared in the first state of the map. Smith's map of Virginia became the paramount cartographic reference for the early settlement of Virginia and the Chesapeake region. "One of the most important printed maps ever produced, Captain John Smith's representation of Virginia [is] based on his explorations of the Chesapeake Bay in 1607 and 1608...The accuracy and detail far surpassed any other depiction of North America at the time it was made. Smith's VIRGINIA served as the prototype for maps of the area for over fifty years" - Pritchard & Taliaferro (about an earlier state of the map). An attractive and, compared with the rare first state, accessible edition of this fundamental map.

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        The Body of the Common-Law of England, As it Stood in Force Before.

      1655 - With a Set of Tables Illustrating Principles of the Common Law Wingate, Edmund [1596-1656]. [Finch, Sir Henry (1558-1625)]. The Body of the Common-Law of England. As it Stood in Force Before it was Altered by Statute, Or Acts of Parliament, Or State. Together with an Exact Collection of Such Statutes, As Have Altered, Or do Otherwise Concern the Same. Whereunto is also Annexed Certain Tables Containing a Summary of the Whole Law, For the Help and Delight of Such Students as Affect Method. Corrected and Amended. London: Printed for H. Twyford, 1655. [iv], 90, [6] 76; [48] pp. Tables. Two parts, the second preceded by title page reading A Summary of the Common-Law of England. Octavo (5-1/2" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary sheep with later rebacking, blind rules to boards, gilt rules and lettering piece to spine, hinges and corners mended. Some rubbing to extremities, a few nicks and minor scuffs to boards, corners bumped and lightly worn. Woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Moderate toning to text, occasional faint dampspotting, mostly to margins, light edgewear to preliminaries and final few leaves, about 1/2" lacking from head of title page affecting first and second words of title, edges of final leaves trimmed closely just touching text, internally clean. * Second edition, published the same year as the first. Also a notable mathematician, Wingate supported Cromwell during the Civil War and Commonwealth. He was an important legal writer during the Civil War and Commonwealth. Most of his books, such as Maximes of Reason (1658), An Exact Abridgment of the Statues in Force (1642) and The Body of the Common-Law, examine changes introduced during that time. Its second part, the Summary, is a series of taxonomic tables illustrating principles of the common law based on Henry Finch's NOMOTEXNIA (1613). The first two editions were published in 1655, later editions in 1662, 1670, 1673, 1678 and 1690. English Short-Title Catalogue R220028. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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)

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        Urkunde mit eigenh. U. ("Ferdinanduspp").

      Preßburg, 23. VII. 1655. - Lateinische Handschrift auf Papier. Qu.-Imp.-Folio. 450:595 mm. Mit goldgehöhter Titulatur. Urkunde für Graf Julio zu Landsee; mit zwei Gegenzeichnungen. - Stärker angestaubt und stockfleckig; gefaltet; die Verso-Seite mit einer vierzeiligen Zusammenfassung in lateinischer Sprache, dat. 3. April 1818.

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        Profilz Isle de France/Tassin/Atlas anno 1631

      Tassin Nicolas, ????-1655 - Profilz Isle de France/Tassin/Atlas anno 1631 "Plans et Profilz des principales villes de la province de L ` Isle de France", Atlas edited by Nicolas Tassin, anno 1631, in new vellum binding, 17 maps and town views. Please see fotos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sleutel der Devotie ons openenende De Deure des Hemels. Den lesten Druck, waer in de Schriftuyrplaetsen nae de Nieuwe Oversettinge gestelt zijn, en op nieus oversien ende van druckfauten verbetert, door Theodorus en Johannes Teellinck. WAARBIJ: Aenhanghsel aen de Sleutel der Devotie, Daer in Een korte tegensellinge gemaeckt wordt, tusschen de rechte Devotie, die Godes H. Woordt van de menschen vereyscht, ende de valsche, dewelcke de superstitieuse menschen aenvangen te doen buyten Godts Woordt.

      Utrecht, Hermannus Ribbius, Hermannus Specht, en Johannes van Waesberge 1655/1656/1656 - 2 delen en 1 werk in 1 band, (8) 476 (11), (2) 262, (2) 265-305 (3) p. Origineel overslaand Perkament, 4° (vernieuwde schutbladen, pagina73-80 dl.1 wat korter afgesneden dan de overige pagina's, verder een fraai exemplaar)

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        The burial ground at Ouderkerk near Amsterdam. Set of two etchings by Abraham Blooteling after Jacob van Ruisdael. [Amsterdam], 1670.

      Very good impressions of both etchings, only state. Fine set with wide margins. Around 1655 Jacob van Ruysdael made two romantic paintings and several drawings of the jewish burial ground at Ouderkerk aan den Amstel near Amsterdam. The place was bought in 1614 by the Sefardic jews of Amsterdam, the so-called 'marranen', who needed a place to bury their deceased in the jewish tradition (a 'Beth-Chajiem'). The variety and exuberant style of the tombs reflects the different backgrounds of the Sefardic jews in Amsterdam (Portugal, Spain, Italy), in contradiction with sober graveyards of the Dutch jews. The foreign atmosphere inspired Ruisdael and Blooteling to these two beautiful etchings, depicting three large tombs. The middle one - still to be seen at Ouderkerk - is the grave of 'chacham' Izak Uziel, born in Fez in Marocco, who came to Amsterdam in 1615. He had great influence on the jewish community in the city and was the teacher of a.o. the printer and publisher rabbi Menasseh Ben Israel. B0021.

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        Champagne/Atlas, N. Tassin, anno 1631, 50 maps+Townviews

      Tassin Nicolas, ????-1655 - Atlas, edited by Nicolas Tassin, anno 1631, with 50 maps and townviews. New vellumbinding, size: 15x20 cm.,. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Germania Topo-chrono-stemmatographica sacra et profana. In qua brevi compendio regnorum et provinciarum eiusdem amplitudo, situs et qualitas designantur. Chronologica dein relatione . rerum successus propagatum per viros apostolicos . describuntur. Germanae demum nobilitatis eminentia commendatur & tabulis variis . Band 1.

      Ulm, Praetorius in Augsburg für Görlin, 1655. - Fol. Kupfertitel, 5 Bll., 151 SS., Titel (Germania sacra), 64 SS., Titel, 97 SS., Titel, 282 SS., 19 Bll., mit vielen Wappendarstellungen Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder d. Zt. auf Holzdeckeln mit Schließen VD 17 23:230939H; ADB III, 462. - Erste Ausgabe. - Bedeutendes genealogischen Werk des Benediktiners und Humanisten Gabriel Bucelinus (1599 - 1681). Hier der erste, in sich abgeschlossene Band (von 4), der die Stammtafeln und Wappen der berühmtesten Herrscherhäuser aus dem Heiligen Römischen Reich Deutscher Nation sowie verschiedene sogenannte Adelsprobationen enthält. - Mit schönem Kupfertiteln von Conrad Meyer und zahlreichen Wappen in Holzstich. - Einband etwas berieben und leicht fleckig, Spiegel und Titel verso mit kleinem Stempel (leicht durchscheinend), Kupfertitel und Titel in den Rändern hinterlegt und unten mit kleinerer Fehlstelle, letzterer unten mit altem Vermerk in Tinte und kleinem Fraßloch, erstes Blatt mit kleiner, mit Klebeband hinterlegter Fehlstelle mit geringem Buchstabenverlust, die ersten beiden Blätter mit leichtem Feuchtigkeitsrand, am Schluss zwei Blätter mit Klebeband verstärkt, durchgängig etwas gebräunt und stellenweise stockfleckig, sonst sauber. Insgesamt ordentliches Exemplar in schönem und dekorativem Einband. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Iaponia Regnum, anno 1655, M.Martini, published by Blaeu J.

      Blaeu W.+J.,Atlases,Maps,Townboo - Coppermap, published by J. Blaeu Amsterdam, anno 1655, old coloured in outline, size of the map: 41,5 x 56,5 cm., little brwonish, little crack on upper margin. Korea being correctly drawn as a peninsula for the first time. This map was the standart map up to the 18 century. From M. Martini, "Novus Atlas Sinensis", an italian Jesuit, the first european Atlas of China and Japan. Reference: Map Collectors Circle, Nr. 36, 21: "The subdivisions of the Kingdom are shown by means of dotted lines; Korea being correctly drawn as a peninsula for the first time. This was to remain the standart form of Japan until the eighteenth century and although replaced by the maps of Reland and Kaempfer it is in its outline closer to the true shape of Japan than either of these or indeed any printed map before the nineteenth century. It was compiled by Father Martino Martini, an Italian Jesuit, and appears in Blaeu s Atlas Sinensis, the first European atlas of China. Of the two general maps one if of Japan. Father Martini (1614-1661) went to China as a young man and became the Superior at Hang-Chow. In 1651 he left for Rome but took three years on an eventful journey home. His arrival was described by Blaeu: "The Reverend Father Martinus Martinius comes from India, and brings with him the figurations and descriptions of the Empire of China. He insists that I print and publish these. Therefore i leave off all other things for the time being, in order to push forward this work ". After a short stay in Europe Martini returned to China and died in Hang-chow." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Monasticon Anglicanum, sive Pandectæ coenobiorum Benedictinorum Cluniacensium Cisterciensium Carthusianorum a primordiis ad eorum usque dissolutionem ex MSS. Codd. Ad Monasteria olim pertinentibus; Archivis Turrium Londinensis.... [3 volumes in 4]

      Londini: Newcomb. 1655-73. First Edition. Hardcover. Contemporary mottled calf with gilt titles and decoration to spines, vol.1 rebacked with original spine relaid, other vols cracked along joints with some loss of leather from upper joint of vol.3, acession number in white pen to spines, bookplates to front pastedowns, contemporary ownership inscription to title pages, half-title and engraved title page to vol.1 also with inscription in same hand, leaf 5D3 of vol.1 with closed tear to foredge margin just touching text and leaves 5q2 & 5q3 of same somewhat browned, leaf 3q2 of vol.4 with inkstain affecting a small amount of text, pagination somewhat erratic throughout but text complete, 99 plates including some double paged - many of the plates by Hollar. Heavy item, may incur additional shipping costs for international delivery. , Folio .

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