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        Diocese, Prevoste, et Eslection de Paris (France)

      Frankfurt 1655 - Engraving. Sheet size: 12 1/4 x 14 3/4". Inventory#: p1321pmat.

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        Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus. Pars secunda

      Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1655. Part II "Americas" of volume II (of 6) only, folio (20 4/8 x 13 6/8 inches). Text in Latin. Engraved title with letterpress title overslip, 15 engraved double-page maps ALL FINELY COLORED IN A CONTEMPORARY HAND, woodcut tail-pieces and initials (some light browning and spotting, a few marginal tears). Contemporary Dutch paneled vellum (remboitage), each cover elaborately decorated in gilt in two panels with fillets of broad floral roll tools, large floral inner corner-pieces and central floral medallion, yapp edges, all edges gilt (rebacked, lacking two pairs of ties, front cover with small split in fore-edge, one or two small stains). Provenance: Richard Green Library of Important Scientific Books. A FINE TALL COPY WITH EXCEPTIONAL HAND-COLORING. An important part of the Latin edition of Blaeu's "Theatrum orbis terrarium." Containing fine large maps of "Americae," "Insulae Americanae," "Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova," "Barmudas," "Nova Virginiae," "Virginiae . et Floridae," "Nova Hispania et Nova Galicia," ".Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan," "Venezuela, cum. Novae Andalusiae," "Guiana sive Amazonum Regio," "Brasilia," "Paraguay, o Prov. De Rio de la Plata cum. Tucuman et S.ta Cruz de la Sierrra," "Magellanica," "Chili," and "Peru." Of particular interest is the map of "Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova": "It's primary source is the first manuscript figurative map of Adrien Block, 1614. Indeed it is the first full representation of it in print. It is one of the earliest to name "Nieu Amsterdam" (Burden). Publication of this New World Atlas, or "Atlas Novus" was originally begun by Joannes's father Willem Blaeu with the publication in 1635 of two volumes (consisting of The World, Europe, Arctic, Scandinavia, Russia, Eastern Europe, Germany and the Low Countries; and France, Spain, Asia, Africa and America), and published in four languages (German, Dutch, Latin and French). After succeeding his father, Joannes Blaeu progressively expanded the "Atlas Novus" to six volumes by 1655, and this formed the first half the "Atlas Maior," extending to 11 or 12 volumes by 1662. Burden 241 and 242; Koeman I, Bl 24C. Purchased 3rd December 2007, lot 256. Catalogue description prepared for and on behalf of Arader Galleries by Kate Hunter.. Book.

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        The Illustrious Hugo Grotius, Of the Law of Warre and Peace

      1655. The First English Translation of Grotius Grotius, Hugo [1583-1645]. [Barksdale, Clement (1609-1687), Editor and Translator]. The Illustrious Hugo Grotius: Of the Law of Warre and Peace, With Annotations. III. Parts. And Memorials of the Author's Life and Death. London: Printed by T. Warren, For William Lee, 1655. [lxxx], [ii], 660, [82 of 92] pp. Lacking index. Two-page list of biblical references misbound at beginning of text after [p. lxxx]. Copperplate portrait frontispiece. Eight-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, early rebacking with raised bands and gilt title, repairs to corners, hinges mended. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, a few minor scuffs to boards, hinges partially cracked. Moderate toning to text, some edgewear and minor tears to preliminaries, repair to fore-edge of frontispiece (with no loss to text). Underlining and annotations in a few places, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front free endpaper. A scarce title. * Reissue of the first English translation, 1654, one of two from 1655, the other with a cancel title page identifying the author as "C.B." First published in 1625 De Jure Belli et Pacis, this momentous work describes situations in which war is a valid tool of law enforcement and outlines principles for the use of force. Though based on Christian natural law, Grotius advances the novel argument that his system would still be valid if it lacked a divine basis. In this regard he points to the future by moving international law in a secular direction. Barksdale's annotated translation, the first in English, appeared in 1654. It includes an original biographical sketch of the author. Barksdale edited this work considerably and added numerous annotations to add a stronger Christian component. These editorial changes reflect contemporary debates about the nature of foreign policy and the roles of civil and ecclesiastical authority. English Short-Title Catalogue R16252. Ter Meulen and Diermanse, Bibliographie de Grotius 628.

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        Choice Observations and Explanations Upon the Old Testament. Containing in them many Remarkable Matters, either not taken Notice of, or Mistaken by most, which are Additionals to the Large Annotations made by some of the Assembly of Divines. To which are added some Further and Larger Observations of his upon the Whole Book of Genesis Perused and Attested by the Reverend Bishop of Armagh, and Mr. Gataker Pastor of Rederith. By the Learned and Industrious John Richardson, Bishop of Ardagh in Ireland, One who had a Considerable Hand in the fore-named Large Annotations.

      London: Printed for John Stafford, and are to be sold at his house at the George at Fleet-bridge. 1655 - 2⁰, [68], 200, 221-259, 266-449, [1] pp. (Text complete and corresponds with ESTC R217993 pagination). Dedications signed by James Armagh and Thomas Gataker. Preliminary leaves include table. In a handsome Victorian Arts & Craft calf binding, decorated in blind, re-backed with original letter-piece gilt. Marbled end-papers, all edges red. Important puritan text by the Church of Ireland Bishop of Ardagh, John Richardson D.D. (born 1580), who held the post from 1633-1654. He had left Ireland before the rebellion of 1641 and died eventually in London in 1654. Previously he had been Archdeacon of Derry (1622-34), then Archdeacon of Down (1639-54). Item 71 in Spurgeon's Catalogue of Commentaries and Expositions, wherein it is said to be: “of secondary importance, very short, yet good.” Marginal worming to tail of pgs. 291-314 not affecting text. Wing (2nd ed.), R1385A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Commentaries of C. Julius Caesar

      London: R. Daniel. 1655. Subtitled: "Of his Warres in Gallia; and the Civil Warres betwixt him and Pompey. Translated into English: With Many excellent and judicious observations Thereupon: As also The Art of our Modern Training, or Tactick Practice; Whereunto is adjoyned the Eighth Commentary of the Warres in Gallia; with some short Observations upon it. Together with the Life of Caesar, and an Account of his Medalls; Revised, Corrected and Enlarged." Folio, contemporary paneled calf rebacked and recornered with original spine laid down, five raised bands. Fourth edition of Edmonds' translation of Caesar's Commentaries, with additional engraved title page and 14 engraved plates (nine of which are double-page). Sir Clement Edmonds "had a high reputation for learning and as a writer on military art" (DNB); his translation of the Commentaries first appeared in 1600. "This excellent and well-known exposition of Caesar was always popular. The text is divided into short chapters with critical and explanatory notes to each" (Cockle 71). The lively plates depict the armies of Caesar in formation, in camp, in battles, in sieges, etc. With Hirtius' continuation. Hirtius, Roman consul and commander and friend of Caesar, serves with him in Gaul. Text embellished with woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. STC C200. Plates fine. Some expert paper repair to first few leaves, index leaf provided in early manuscript. A very good copy in handsome contemporary calf. Hardcover.

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        Notitia Regni Franciae.

      TYPIS & SUMPTIBUS FREDERICI SPOOR, ARGENTORATI [STRASBOURG ] 1655 - 2 parties en 1 vol. : [4]-1067, [2]-756-[1] pp. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de cette imposante étude sur la France (origines, langue, moeurs, coutumes, royauté, noblesse, universités.) par l'historien allemand Limnaeus (1592-1663). # Biogr. univ. XXIV-543 1 volumes. Reliure de l'époque : plein vélin à petits rabats, "G.A.S. 1670" estampillé à froid sur le plat supérieur, dos lisse, tranches jaspées.

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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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        DISCORSI E DIMOSTRAZIONI MATEMATICHE INTORNO À DUE NUOVE SCIENZE ATTENENTI ALLA MECANICA & I MOVIMENTI LOCALI.con une appendice del centro di gravità d’alcuni solidi.

      Bologna per gli HH. del Dozza 1655 - First edition printed by Dozza preceeded only by the first printing of 1638. With woodcut title device and numerous woodcut diagrams and illustrations throughout. 4to, original sheets sewn and unbound. [viii], 238 [Tavola, 6] pp. A very clean and very attractive copy, beautifully preserved. FIRST DOZZA PRINTING. Considered to be Galileo's greatest work, and the foundation of modern physics, the DISCORSI E DIMOSTRAZIONI falls into three sections. The first comprises a theoretical investigation of the strength of materials, a subject which he was able to ground in an almost correct mathematical basis. The second is a discussion of various subjects such as motion, infinity, the existence of a vacuum and the weight of air, the cohesion of bodies, and others. The final section is devoted to the science of motion. In his DIALOGO Galileo had treated the subject of motion philosophically; here he provides mathematical underpinnings for his definitions of uniform and accelerated motion. "It was upon his foundations that Huygens, Newton, and others were able to erect the frame of the science of dynamics, and to extend its range (with the concept of universal gravitation) to the heavenly bodies" (PMM). "After Galileo's trial and conviction by the Holy Office in 1633, he was placed under house arrest, and the Congregation of the Index forbade the printing of any of his books. To add to his woes, he was rapidly losing his sight, and the death of his beloved elder daughter in 1634 left him seriously depressed. Nevertheless, Galileo persevered with the Discorsi, and by 1635 had virtually completed the work. A manuscript copy was smuggled into France and later taken to Holland, where the Elzeviers in Leiden undertook its publication" (Norman). "Considered the first modern textbook in physics, in it Galileo pressed forward the experimental and mathematical methods in the analysis of problems in mechanics and dynamics. The Aristotelian conception of motion was replaced by a new one of inertia and general principles were sought and found in the motion of falling bodies, projectiles, and in the pendulum" (Dibner). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The History Of The Great And Renowned Monarchy Of China.

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

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        RISPOSTA ALLE OPPOSITIONI DEL Sig. Lodovico Delle Colombe E Del Sig. Vincenzo Di Gratia, Contro al Trattato Del Sig. Galileo Galilei, Delle cose che stanno sù l’Acqua, ò che in quella si muouono. All’ Illustriss. Sig. Enea Piccolomini Aragona, Signore Di Sticciano &c. Nella quale si contengono molte considerationi filosofiche remote dalle vulgare opinioni [with] CONSIDERATIONI APPARTENENTI Al Libro Del Sig. Vincentio Di Gratia.

      Bologna HH. del Dozza 1655 - First Collected Edition and only the second issuance, printed with independent pagination and included in the First Printing of the OPERA in 1655. With woodcut device on the title-page. 4to, original unbound sewn sheets. 188; 189-264pp. A fine and fresh copy, clean and crisp withal. SCARCE AND IMPORTANT. GALILEO’S FINAL WORK ON FLOATING BODIES and his important findings and answers to Lodovico Delle Colombe and Vincenzo Di Gratia with illustrations from the work of Piccolomini and Sticciano. Cinti 51 notes: "Ludovico delle Colombe rispose nel 1612 con il suo "Discorso Apologetico", cui fece seguito nel 1613 l’opera di Vincenzo di Grazia "Considerazioni sopro ‘l Discorso di Galileo Galilei".D.S.B. V, pp. 241-2: "Using the concept of moment and the principle of virtual velocities, Galileo extended the scope of the Archimedean work beyond purely hydrostatic considerations.The Book on Bodies in water drew attacks from four Aristotelian professors at Florence and Pisa.Galileo prepared answers to his critics, which he turned over to Castelli for publication in order to avoid personal involvement. Detailed replies to two of them.written principally by Galileo himself appeared anonymously in 1615, with a prefatory note by Castelli implying that he was the author ad that Galileo would have been more severe." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Usus et Fabrica Circini Cuiusdam Proportionis.(segue): Galilei Galileo. Difesa Contro Le Calunnie et Imposture Di Baldessar Capra Milanese,usategli Si Nella Considerazione Astronomica Sopra La Nuova Stella Del 1604, Come Nel Pubblicare Nuovamente.

      H. De Duccijs, Bononiae 1655 - [Astronomia-Geometria Militare] (cm. 23,8) ottimo cartonato recente, uso antico, sguardieantiche. -- cc. 4 nn., pp. 80; pp. 81-160. Con molte figg. in xilografia n.t. per lo più geometriche. Le due opere in un volume tratte dalla prima edizione delle "Opere" del Dozza. Assai nota e interessante è questa controversia tra Galileo ed il Capra che aveva pubblicato a suo nome la presente opera che altro non era se non la traduzione del "Compasso geometrico". Prime 4 carte lievemente ombrate, per il resto esemplare molto bello, nitido, fresco e a pieni margini. * Riccardi I 236 e 507; * Cinti 132; * Gamba 482; * Aut. Ital. del '600 1562; * Sotheran I 1435; * Houzeau-Lancaster 3386; * Stillman Drake in Dibner "Operations of the compass".[f54] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DE TRIBUS COMETIS ANNI 1618. DISPUTATIO ASTRONOMICA.(SEGUE): GUIDUCCI MARIO. DISCORSO DELLE COMETE FATTO DA LUI.(CON FRONTIS PROPRIO).

      Heredi Dozza, Bologna 1655 - [ASTRONOMIA-COMETE] (cm. 23,2) ottima brossura del XX secolo realizzata con un foglio di antifonario del '600 rosso e nero, sguardie antiche.-- pp. 48, con una illustrazione. Opera rara e importante. Il "discorso" del Guiducci, apparve nel 1619 e in gran parte fu redatto da Galileo di cui il Guiducci fu discepolo. L'apparizione nel 1618 di tre comete aveva portato il Savonese Orazio Grassi alla pubblicazione del "De Tribus Cometis". In risposta, Galileo affidò le proprie considerazioni al discepolo Mario Guiducci con la pubblicazione del "Discorso delle comete". Qualche lieve ombreggiatura ma esemplare molto bello, fresco e a pieni margini, tratto dalla prima edizione delle "opere" del Dozza. RICCARDI I 518 e 511; CINTI 132; CARLI-FAVARO 251; GAMBA 482; AUT. ITALIANI DEL '600 1562; SOTHERAN I 1435; HOUZEAU-LANCASTER 3386.[f54] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DISCORSO APOLOGETICO, D' INTORNO AL DISCORSO DEL S. GALILEO GALILEI, CIRCA LE COSE, CHE STANNO SU L' ACQUA, O CHE IN QUELLA SI MUOVONO.(SEGUE): DI GRATIA VINCENTIO, CONSIDERATIONI SOPRA IL DISCORSO DEL SIG. GALILEO GALILEI INTORNO ALLE COSE CHE STANNO SU L'ACQUA.

      H. DOZZA, Bologna 1655 - [Fisica-Idrostatica] (cm. 23,5) ottimo cartonato recente, uso antico, sguardie antiche.-- pp. 58; + da 59 a 127. Le due opere con frontis proprio.Nota controversia intorno alle teorie sull' idrostatica di Galileo, difensore delleteorie di Archimede in opposizione aquelle aristoteliche. Questa opera è seguita dalle "considerazioni" del Di Grazia ugualmente contro Galileo. Seconda edizione di questi due studi tratti dall' edizione delle "Opere" del Dozza, apparvero nel 1612 e 1613. Esemplare molto bello, fresco, nitido e a grandi margini. RICCARDI I 357 e 629; CINTI 132; CARLI-FAVARO 251; AUT. ITALIANI DEL '600 1562; GAMBA 482; SOTHERAN I 1435; HOUZEAU-LANCASTER 3386.[f54] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      1655 - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Corona Reale di Savoia, o sia Relatione delle Provincie e Titoli ad essa appartenenti. Nella quale brevemente descritte si vedono tutte le Provincie all'A. R. di Savoia spettanti, con un succinto discorso dell'origine de i Titoli di quelle.

      per i FF. Strabella, 1655 - 1657, in Cuneo, - 2 voll. in-4° antico (207x147mm), pp. (48), 531, (35) di indici tricolonni, (2) di errata; (16), 589, (41) di avvertenza ai lettori e di indici tricolonni; legatura coeva in piena pelle marmorizzata con dorsi adorni di titolo e segnatura di volume in oro su tassello, filetti ed elaborati decori floreali e fitomorfi in oro. Tagli rossi. Segnacoli. Corona di Savoia ai due occhietti e stemma coronato sorretto da due leoni rampanti ai due frontespizi. Un ritratto xilografico a m. pag. dell'autore al recto della quarta c. nn. del secondo vol. Testatine, finalini, capilettera ornati e numerosi stemmi delle provincie sabaude in xilografia a m. pag. (35 sono stemmi di città e domini sabaudi, 2 di stemmi vescovili). In fine di entrambi i volumi, copiosi indici "Delle citta', borghi, castelli, chiese principali, monti, fiumi, laghi e bagni" e "Delle famiglie, huomini illustri, e popoli". Le due parti sono precedute da versi italiani e latini di vari autori. Ex-libris sabaudo antico e altro ex-libris moderno. Qualche sporadico alone, qualche glossa marginale di mano antica. Esemplare assai bello. Prima edizione, dedicata a Carlo Emanuele II, di quest'opera di notevole importanza per la storia piemontese dell'epoca, che valse al Della Chiesa l'appellativo di "Muratori del Piemonte". L'autore fa una dettagliata descrizione delle città, dei castelli, delle abbazie, dei monasteri, delle chiese, delle fortificazioni, comprese nei domini sabaudi, della loro geografia ed economia e degli uomini illustri che le hanno fregiate nei più diversi àmbiti, indugiando sul Ducato di Savoia, su Chiables, Aosta, il Genevese, il Monferrato, il Marchesato di Saluzzo, il Contado di Romont, Nizza, Asti, Tenda, la Baronia di Vaus, Fossigny, la Signoria di Vercelli, Ceva, Oneglia, Maro, il Regno di Cipro. Il Della Chiesa intese raccogliere nel libro tutte le possibili informazioni sugli Stati governati dal principe Carlo Emanuele II (1634-1675), in modo da formare idealmente una "corona reale" da deporre sul capo del proprio sovrano. Il volume, raro e ricercato, conobbe una riedizione nel 1777. ll Della Chiesa, vissuto fra il 1593 e il 1662, fu Vescovo di Saluzzo, sua città natale, nonché storiografo e consigliere di Vittorio Amedeo I, noto anche per la "Relatione dello stato presente del Piemonte" del 1635. Manno, I, 1026. Vinciana, 979: "Opera importante per l'araldica sia per le notizie sia per le incisioni delle principali famiglie piemontesi". Brunet, I, 1843. Graesse, II, p. 133. Spreti, Saggio di bibliografia araldica, p. 43. Claretta, Storici Piemontesi, pp. 100-118. Lozzi, II, 3605. Olshki, Choix, 20942. Bocca, 4346. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paraphrase des psaumes de David, en vers françois par Antoine Godeau, evesque de Grasse et Vence. Nouvellement mise en Musique ou chants spirituël & facile pour la consolation des âmes.

      1655 - Livre ancien (15), 1 ff blanc, frontispice gravé, 449 pp, (3), table, 1 ff blanc. - HRL -. Lardenois, converti au protestantisme, est considéré comme le rénovateur de la musique religieuse au tournant du XVIIè s. Cet ouvrage, qu'il produisit à compte d'auteur, n'eut pourtant qu'une faible audience. Les exemplaires qui nous sont parvenus sont extrêmement rares. Exceptionnelle copie en maroquin de l'époque. Condition : Reliure en plein maroquin rouge, dos muet à 4 nerfs orné de fleurons, double jeu de fleurons en encadrement des plats orné en leur centre d'un calvaire héraldique. Reliure d'époque. Tâche ancienne sur les 2 premiers caissons. Exemplaire sur papier fin, comportant plusieurs portées musicales gravées sur bois en exergue de chacun des 150 psaumes. -. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les œuvres morales et meslées de Plutarque Traduites de grec en français, revues et corrigées, & . Enrichies en cette dernière Edition, de Préfaces générales, de Sommaires au commencement de Chacun des Traitez, &. Reliure aux Armes de Emmanuel Pinto de Fonseca, Grand Maître de l’Ordre de Malte, 37,5x23,5,. 2 volumes, plein peau d’époque. 926 pp + table des matières, 792 pp + table des matières. Très bel exemplaire.

      A Paris, chez Fréderic Leonard, rue Saint Iacques, à l’Escu de Venise. MDCLV. 1655 - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Japonia Regnum.

      Blaeu,, Amsterdam: 1655 - The first map ever to show Korea as a peninsula. This map was the standard form of Japan until the 18th century, and is in it's outline, truer to the shape of Japan than any printed map before the 19th century. It was compiled by Father Martino Martini, an Italian Jesuit, and appears in Blaeu's Atlas Sinensis, the first European atlas of China. It is the first map to correctly show Korea as a peninsula. - Campbell 21; Cortazzi, plate 63; OAG 28. 23 x 16 3/4" and margins. Original outline color a little pale otherwise in very good condition.

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        Tractatus de Officio Sanctissimae Inquisitionis, et modo procedendi in causis Fidei. In tres partes divisus.

      - Cremonae, 1655, in-folio, pergamena coeva. Tagli spruzzati rossi. Bella grande vignetta incisa in rame sul frontespizio.

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        The Most notable Antiquity of Great Britain vulgarly called Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain restored by Inigo Jones esquire, Architect General to the late King.

      Printed by James Flesher for Daniel Pakeman at the sign of the Rainbow in Fleetstreet, and Laurence Chapman next door to the Fountain Tavern in the Strand., London. 1655 - 4to. pp, (iv), 109, errata. 7 double page or folding plates. 3 full page engravings in the text. Old full calf, raised bands, gilt. Binding very rubbed and worn. Hinges splitting though still strongly attached. Spine defective. Internally exceptionally sound and clean with only some scattered foxing and a light marginal tide mark affecting the outer margin of the last dozen pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, v. J. Meyer, n. M. und N. Petersen bei Blaeu, "Nova & accvrata Dvcarvsm Slesvici et Holsatiae tabvla".

      . mit Grenzkolorit,, um 1655, 41,5 x 59,5. Die gesuchte Karte von Schleswig- Holstein, hier in einer Ausgabe bei Blaeu. Mit lateinischem Rückseitentext. - Oben rechts eine große Titelkartusche und Wappen, am unteren Rand 2 weitere Kartuschen mit Erklärungen und Widmungen. Am linken und rechten Rand 10 bzw. 8 Stadtgrundrisse. Links: Ripen, Schleswig, Flensburg, Hadersleben, Husum, Tondern, Sonderburg, Apenrade, Eckernförde und Tönning. Rechts: Hamburg, Kiel, Rendsburg, Itzehoe, Oldesloh, Krempe, Glückstadt und Plön.

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        Germano- Samatia in qua Poluli maires Venedi, et Aestiaei, Peucini, et Bastarnae..

      Paris 1655. Karte zeigt gesamt Polen mit teilweise Lithauen und Rumänien, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 38,5 x 55. Zustand: Perfekt

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        RECUEIL GENERAL des TITRES, concernant les Fonctions, Rangs, Dignitez, Séances et Privilèges des charges des Présidens Trésoriers de France, Généraux des Finances, & Grands Voyers des generalitez du Royaume

      André Chovqvevx 1655 - Tiré des ordonnances royaux, edits, déclarations,réglemens et arrefts des conseils du Roy, et des registres des cours et compagnies souveraines. Ouvrage tres-vtile et nécessaire a tovs juges, magistrats, officiers de finances, avocats et autres perfonnes fuiuant le conseil, cours et juridictions de ce royaume. Paris, André Choqueux, 1655, in-folio, reliure plein veau marron, dos 6 nerfs, caissons ornés,nombreuses lettrines et culs-de-lampe, Rarissime édition originale de cet ouvrage très recherché.1251 pages + XXVII de table des matières. Rousseurs, mors fendus, coins légèrement émoussés. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le secretaire a la mode. Augmenté d'une instruction d'escrire des lettres; cy devant non imprimée. Plus d'un recueil de lettres morales des plus beaux esprits de ce temps. Et des compliments de la langue françoise.

      1655 - Amsterdam, J. Janssen, 1655. 16:o. Extra engraved titleleaf,3-492,(10,2 blank) pp. Small contemporary vellum with fragment of a handwritten title. Boards and spine soiled. Rear joint with a small crack. Dampstains in the upper margin and text throughout. Occasional small stains, for example on pp. 36 and 48. Minor loss of paper in the lower margin on p. 187. A popular manual reprinted several times. Another edition was printed the same year by Elzevir. On p. 417 with a title page of its own: "Les complimens de la langue francoise, par N. N. Derniere edition revenuë & corrigée. Amsterdam, J. Janssen, 1655". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pansebeia [Greek letters]: or, A View of all Religions in the World:

      London: printed by T[homas]. C[hilde]. for John Saywell, and are to be sold at his shop,, 1655. With the severall Church-Governments, from the Creation, to these Times. Also, a Discovery of all known Heresies in all Ages and Places: and choice Observations and Reflections throughout the whole. The second Edition, Enlarged and Perfected, by Alexander Ross. To which are annexed, The Lives, Actions, and Ends of certain Notorious Hereticks. With their Effigies in Copper Plates. Octavo (162 × 109 mm) in two parts. Contemporary calf, double blind rules, raised bands, old paper spine label lettered by hand, unlined. Frontispiece portrait of the author (A1v) by Lombart, engraved printer's device on general title page and internal title page, second part with 17 engraved portraits in the text. Rubbed, three corners worn, fresh and clean internally, an excellent copy in an unrestored contemporary binding. Alexander Ross (1591–1654), chaplain-in-ordinary to Charles I, was a prolific religious writer, perhaps best remembered now for his first translation into English of the Qur'an (1649). First published in 1653, his Pansebeia is here expanded by the addition of a second part, "Apocalypsis: or, The revelation of certain notorious advancers of heresie: ... translated out of the Latine by J.D." (Wing R1944), a translation by John Davies of the anonymous "Apocalypsis insignium aliquot haeresiarcharum", with separate title page dated 1655 and separate pagination beginning on 3B1r. The work includes portraits of the principal Dutch and German Anabaptists, as well as Michael Servetus, Arius, and the Prophet Muhammad.

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        Estats de la couronne de Pologne ou sont les Royaume de Pologne....,Duches de Lithuaniem Volhynie, Podolie & de l'Ukraine

      Paris 1655. Karte zeigt gesamt Polen mit teilweise Lithauen und der Ukraine, 1. Ausgabe, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 42,5 x 57. Zustand: Rand oben und unten ergänzt

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        THE COMMENTARIES OF C. JULIUS CAESAR, Of his Warres in Gallia, and the Civile Warres betwixt him and Pompey. Translated into English: With Many excellent and judicious observations Thereupon:

      London, R. Daniel, 1655.. As also The Art of our Modern Training, or, Tactick Practice; Whereunto is adjoyned the Eighth Commentary of the Warres in Gallia (by A. Hirtius Pansa); with some short Observations upon it. Together with the Life of Caesar, and an Account of his Medalls. FOURTH EDITION 1655, revised, corrected and enlarged, translated with observations by Clement Edmonds. 4to, approximately 275 x 175 mm, 11 x 7 inches, additional engraved architectural title page, engraved portrait of Caesar, 14 engraved plates of which 9 are either folding or double page, woodcut historiated initials and head- and tailpieces, pages: [48], 196, [2]; 142; 10, (2), "Observations upon Caesars Commentaries of the civile warres betwixt him and Pompey," by Clement Edmunds and "A continuation of the warres in Gallia, beginning where Caesar left, and deducing the history to the time of the civile warres," written by Hirtius Pansa each has a special title page, register and pagination is continuous, register restarts for the 10 pages of the "Manner of our Modern Training or Tactick Practise", final leaf is blank, bound in full antique calf, panelled in blind, rebacked to style, raised bands, blind rules, gilt lettered red morocco label, edges speckled red, previous endpapers retained, inner hinges neatly strengthened. Boards slightly marked, corners very slightly worn, signs of bookplate removal on front pastedown, ink name on front endpaper, small light stain and tiny chip to margin of engraved title page, stain repeated on printed title, occasional small light stains to text, few ink spots to 3 pages with loss of a few letters, all still easily understandable, 1 brief ink note in the margin, a little underlining in pencil and 6 small corrections to text in the Life of Caesar, 1 page dusty, small closed tear to 1 page with neat repair, no loss of text, some fore-edge margins trimmed with loss in places of part of side-notes, 1 single page plate slightly shaved, 1 folding plate repaired neatly on the fold on reverse and slightly browned on the fold on recto, small closed tear to margin of 1 plate. Text block tight and firm. A very good copy. The interesting plates show battle formations, battles, soldiers and horses, sieges, ships at harbour, Roman camps, Caesar's medals. Sir Clement Edmonds (or Edmondes) (1564-1622) was educated at Oxford and became clerk to the Privy Council of James I of England. He had a high reputation for learning and as a writer on military art. His Observations upon Caesar's Commentaries were first puiblished in 1600. See Cockle, A Bibliography of Military Books up to 1642, No. 71. "This excellent and well-known exposition of Caesar was always popular. The text is divided into short chapters with critical and explanatory notes to each". With commendatory poems by William Camden, Samuel Daniel, Josuah Sylvester and Ben Jonson (2) on leaf a4. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Opere. In questa nuova editione insieme raccolte, e di varii Trattati dell'istesso Autore non piu Stampati accresciute.

      Evangelista Dozza, Bologna 1655 - 1655-1656. 4to (228x165 mm); [22], 29-32, [2], 1-48; [8], 1-160; [4], 1-68; [2] 3-48; [2] 3-43 [1]; [2] 3-264 pp. [2], [1] 2-48; [2] 3-60; [2], 53-106; [2], 103-126; [3] 4-7 [1], 1-105, [3], 105-156; [4], 1-127 [1]; [8], 1-179 [1]; [8], 1-238 [i.e. 242], [6] pp. Including half-titles, allegorical frontispiece by Stefano Della Bella, engraved portrait of Galileo by F. Villamoena, double-page engraved plate, numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams in text. Without the first blank in second volume. Paper repairs of a few mm to upper margin of some leaves and repaired tear to inner gutter of portrait (without loss) in first volume; second volume with tear and small hole in O2 affecting one letter and with paper restoration to torn lower corners of F2, T2 and V2 not affecting text, very little occasional spotting and light age-toning. Contemporary full vellum with title in script to spine (spine browned, boards spotted and soiled, some wear to extremities, repair to inner hinges with new endpapers laid down to inner boards, some leaves reinforced at gutter). Illegible ownership inscriptions to title of first volume and half title of second volume. A fine, clean copy with ample margins in original binding. Complete set of all 17 works as called for by Cinti. ---- Cinti 132; Riccardi I, 518; Houzeau -Lancaster I, 3386; Honeyman 1418; Roller -G. I, 433; Wellcome III, 83. First and rare edition of Galileo's collected works, edited by Carlo Manolessi and dedicated to Grand Duke Ferdinand II. According to Riccardi it contains a number of pieces here published for the first time. Most of these are letters to various friends and opponents, discussing questions raised by his published works. Both The Dialogo and Letter to Christiana are listed on the index 'librorum prohibitorum' and were thus not included in the Opere. Copies as here with all parts listed by Cinti, are very rare, because the first buyer arranged the selection of parts as he desired. Content: Vol. 1: 1. Lettera di Maffeo Barberini sequita dalla Advlatio perniciosa; Le operationi, del compasso geometrico e militare di Galileo Galilei; 2. Usus et fabrica circini cuiusdam proportionis, per quem omnia . problemata facili negotio resoluuntur. Ppera et studio Balthasaris Capre. explicata; 3. Difesa di Galileo Galilei. Contro alle calunie & imposture di Baldessar Capra.; 4. Discorso. intorno alle cose, che stanno su? l'acqua, o? che in quella si muouono. Di Galileo Galilei.; 5. Annotationi di Mattia Bernaggeri [sic] soptr ?nstrumento delle proportioni del sig. Galileo Galilei; 6. Della scienza mechanic . o[n]pera del signor Galileo Galilei . La bilancetta del signore Galileo Galilei.; 7. Discorso apologetico di Lodovico dell Colombe, d'intorno al Discorso del 5. Galileo Gallei, circa le cose, che stanno su? l'acqua. Vol. 2: 8. De tribus cometis anni M. DC. XVIII, disputatio astronomica.; 9. Discorso delle comete di Mario Guiducci; 10. Sydereus nuncius magna, longeque admirabilia specula pandens.; 11. Continuatione del Nuntio sidereo di Galileo Galilei linceo.; 12. Lettera al. Tarquinio Galluzzi, di Mario Guiducci.; 13. Lettere del sig. Galileo Galilei al padre Christoforo Grienberger,.; 14. Istoria e dimostrationi intorno alle macchie solari e loro accidenti.; 15. Risposta alle oppositioni del sig. Lodovico delle Columbe e del sig. Vincenzo di Gratia, contro al trattato del. sig. Galileo, Galelei, dell cose che stanno su? l'acqua.; 16. Il Saggiatore. dal signor Galileo Galilei; Discorsi e Dimostrationi matematiche.; 17. Discorsi, e dimostrationi matematiche . del signor Galileo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PORTA MOSIS SIVE DISSERTATIONES ALIQUOT

      Oxford: H. Hall & R. Davis 1655, 1655. First edition. First edition of this early edition of the great Jewish philosopher with text printed in both LATIN AND HEBREW being the first book printed at Oxford with Hebrew type. Bound with APPENDIX NOTARUM MISCELLANEA. Bound in full contemporary vellum. Old staining throughout across lower half of pages; however the text is complete and perfectly legible. Collates as follows: 2 blank leaves; i-xxiv; 1-355; i-iv; 1-436; i-xxviii; 3 final blanks. Small 1/4-inch chip to vellum at crown of spine. text is printed in parallel columns of Latin and Hebrew-Arabic script. Maimonides' commentary on the Mishnah with annotations by Edward Pococke.

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

      London, printed for Humphrey Moseley, 1655.. Folio. (22), 224 pp., plus full-page engraved portraits of Prince Henry the Navigator and Vasco de Gama. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Camoens with verses below. 20th-century red morocco, gilt with all edges gilt and gilt inner dentelles by Bayntun.. The first English-language edition of the epic poem of Portuguese exploration, a monument of Portuguese literature, and a work that gave a Homeric form to Renaissance-era travels and discoveries. "The 'Lusiads', as a synthesis of national sentiment and literary development, stands unchallenged as the epic of the Portuguese nation, and it celebrates more than anything else the voyage of Da Gama and the intrepid bravery of the Portuguese on land and sea" (Lach). Camoens' work was first published in Lisbon in 1572. In the early 1530s the great Portuguese historian, Joao de Barros, most famous for his "Decadas de Asia", called for an epic poem of Portuguese exploration and discovery. That call was answered later in the century by Luis de Camoens (1524-80). Camoens was educated in a monastic school in Coimbra, and produced poetry and plays at a young age. In his early twenties he was banished from Lisbon after producing a play thought to be disparaging of the royal family. He served as a soldier in the Portuguese forces besieging Ceuta in North Africa, where he lost an eye. Camoens returned to Lisbon in 1550, but found himself in more trouble, and was pardoned by the King on condition that he serve the Crown in India for five years. He arrived at Goa in late 1553 and stayed there briefly before joining an expedition to the Malabar Coast. Later he participated in a campaign against pirates on the shores of Arabia. In 1556 he left Goa again for the East Indies, taking part in the military occupation of Macao, where he remained for many months. On his return trip to India, Camoens was shipwrecked off the Mekong and wandered in Cambodia before getting to Malacca and eventually back to Goa. He did not return to Lisbon until 1570. Camoens' inspiration for his epic poem, composed in ten Cantos, was Virgil's 'Aeneid'. Camoens made explorer Vasco de Gama his hero, using his exploits as a way to glorify the achievements of the Portuguese nation, the "sons of Lusus" (the mythical first settler of Portugal). Camoens likely wrote parts of Cantos III and IV, which deal with Portuguese history, before his departure for the East, but Lach and others make a convincing case that the bulk of the poem could only have been written after Camoens had his long firsthand experience in India and Asia. Indeed, Camoens wrote much of the work while in the East. Cantos VII to X deal most directly with Asia, beginning with Da Gama's arrival in India and ending with his return to Portugal. Canto X also includes references to Mexico and Brazil. "The Lusiad" is a fine description not only of Portuguese exploits in the East, but also of the flora and fauna of Asia and India, the ethnographic details of the peoples there, and of the geography of the region, informed by Camoens' own experiences as well as familiarity with Ptolemy and Barros. The "Lusiad" was immensely popular upon its publication in 1579, appearing in several Portuguese and Spanish editions, and serving as a source for Linschoten in the preparation of his "Itinerario" in 1595. Camoens' epic poem not only sang the praises of the Portuguese nation, it also appealed to Christian Europe in calling for a common crusade against Turkish and Muslim Asia. "The 'Lusiads' is indeed the national poem par excellence and the supreme epic of Portugal's conquests in the East [...] In its stately grandeur, the 'Lusiads' is to Portuguese poetry what Barros' 'Decades' are to Portuguese prose. Their national literature never again reached such heights, nor has the literature of any other country writings to surpass these two masterpieces in their special fields" (Penrose). "The 'Lusiads' is a synthesis of all the elements included in the reality and myth of Portugal's overseas expansion. It captures the heroism and the suffering, the glory and the disillusionment, the generosity and the avarice which characterized the national enterprise. The author himself was the only major Portuguese poet to participate personally in the voyage, the wars, and the rigors of life in Asia. His epic successfully combines the personal with the national experience and provides thereby an intelligible, individualistic expression of the collective enterprise in which Portuguese of all walks of life had engaged either directly or indirectly" (Lach). - Minor toning and soiling to text, but generally quite clean. A most important work of epic poetry and of the literature of overseas expansion and the exploration of Asia. - Howgego I, C27. Penrose, Travel and Discovery in the Renaissance, p.72- 73, 289-90. Lach, Asia in the Making of Europe II.2, p.149-60. European Americana 655/30. Streeter Sale 41. Wither to Prior 349. Pforzheimer 362. Wing C-397. Graesse II, 27.

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

      The Hague. Good. 1655. Second (corrected) edition. Hardcover. Full sheep with embossed celestial angles. Lacks frontis portrait; light moisture mark pp.131-232 (see final image); chip to head of spine; lacking corner to index page not affecting text; otherwise Very Good. Includes bright engraving of Copernicus as frontis to his vita. Half title in red and black. Painted edges. Contains unpaginated double page plate " tabula ascensionum rectarum" loosely inserted between p. 176-177. Floriated initials; woodcut illustrations. ; Octavo; LX, 373, [11] pages; Additional images and further information provided upon request. .

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        THE COMMENTARIES OF C. JULIUS CAESAR, Of his Warres in Gallia, and the Civile Warres betwixt him and Pompey. Translated into English: With Many excellent and judicious observations Thereupon:

      London, R. Daniel, 1655.As also The Art of our Modern Training, or, Tactick Practice; Whereunto is adjoyned the Eighth Commentary of the Warres in Gallia (by A. Hirtius Pansa); with some short Observations upon it. Together with the Life of Caesar, and an Account of his Medalls. FOURTH EDITION 1655, revised, corrected and enlarged, translated with observations by Clement Edmonds. 4to, approximately 275 x 175 mm, 11 x 7 inches, additional engraved architectural title page, engraved portrait of Caesar, 14 engraved plates of which 9 are either folding or double page, woodcut historiated initials and head - and tailpieces, pages: [48], 196, [2]; 142; 10, (2), "Observations upon Caesars Commentaries of the civile warres betwixt him and Pompey," by Clement Edmunds and "A continuation of the warres in Gallia, beginning where Caesar left, and deducing the history to the time of the civile warres," written by Hirtius Pansa each has a special title page, register and pagination is continuous, register restarts for the 10 pages of the "Manner of our Modern Training or Tactick Practise", final leaf is blank, bound in full antique calf, panelled in blind, rebacked to style, raised bands, blind rules, gilt lettered red morocco label, edges speckled red, previous endpapers retained, inner hinges neatly strengthened. Boards slightly marked, corners very slightly worn, signs of bookplate removal on front pastedown, ink name on front endpaper, small light stain and tiny chip to margin of engraved title page, stain repeated on printed title, occasional small light stains to text, few ink spots to 3 pages with loss of a few letters, all still easily understandable, 1 brief ink note in the margin, a little underlining in pencil and 6 small corrections to text in the Life of Caesar, 1 page dusty, small closed tear to 1 page with neat repair, no loss of text, some fore - edge margins trimmed with loss in places of part of side - notes, 1 single page plate slightly shaved, 1 folding plate repaired neatly on the fold on reverse and slightly browned on the fold on recto, small closed tear to margin of 1 plate. Text block tight and firm. A very good copy. The interesting plates show battle formations, battles, soldiers and horses, sieges, ships at harbour, Roman camps, Caesar's medals. Sir Clement Edmonds (or Edmondes) (1564 - 1622) was educated at Oxford and became clerk to the Privy Council of James I of England. He had a high reputation for learning and as a writer on military art. His Observations upon Caesar's Commentaries were first puiblished in 1600. See Cockle, A Bibliography of Military Books up to 1642, No. 71. "This excellent and well - known exposition of Caesar was always popular. The text is divided into short chapters with critical and explanatory notes to each". With commendatory poems by William Camden, Samuel Daniel, Josuah Sylvester and Ben Jonson (2) on leaf a4. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Lusiad, or Portugals historicall poem.London, Humphrey Moseley [printed by Thomas Newcombe], 1655. Folio (28×18.5×2 cm). With an engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, engraved full-length portraits of Vasco de Gama and Prince Henry the Navigator. Early 20th-century gold-tooled red morocco by George Bayntun (1873-1940) in Bath.

      Alden & Landis 655/30; ESTC R18836; Howgego I, C27; Lach II.2, pp.149-60; Penrose, pp.72- 73, 289-90; Streeter 41. First English-language edition of the great epic poem of Portuguese exploration, a monument of Portuguese literature that gave a Homeric aura to Renaissance voyages of discovery and colonial conquests. In mythology Lusus, a son or companion of Bacchus, is said to have founded Lusitania, approximately corresponding to the modern kingdom of Portugal, so the Portuguese heroes of the epic are called Luciads. "The 'Lusiads', as a synthesis of national sentiment and literary development, stands unchallenged as the epic of the Portuguese nation, and it celebrates more than anything else the voyage of Da Gama and the intrepid bravery of the Portuguese on land and sea" (Lach).It gives a fine description not only of Portuguese exploits in the East, but also of the flora and fauna of Asia and India, the ethnographic details of the peoples there, and the geography of the region, informed by Camões's own experiences as well as his familiarity with Ptolemy and Barros.Slightly browned and with some mostly marginal tears repaired, otherwise in good condition. The binding has a minor surface crack at the head of the joint of the front board and an occasional tiny scuff mark at the extremities but is otherwise in fine condition. An epic poem forming a classic of Portuguese literature and of the literature of overseas expansion and the exploration of Asia, by an author with years of experience in Portuguese Asia.

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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, sacra profanae Historiae utiliter commiscetur, & juxta varios rerum describuntur. ... Germanae demum nobilitatis eminentia commendatur & tabulis variis Stemmatographicis.....docentur, & generationes deducuntur. 3 Bde. (1, 2 und 4, von 4).

      Augsburg, Praetorius, 1655 (Bd. 1), Ulm, Görlin, 1662 (Bd. 2) und Ulm, Kühnen, 1678.. Bd. 1: 5 Bl., 151, 64, 97, 282 S., 18 Bl. Mit 4 Titelbl., einigen gest. Vignetten u. vielen gest. Wappendarstellungen im Text; Bd. 2: 8 Bl., 423 S., 155 Bl., 347 S., 17 Bl. Mit Titelkupfer, 40 Kupfertaf. m. Portr. d. Herrscherinnen u. Herrscher, zahlr. Wappenabb. im Text u. mehreren Vignetten; Bd. 4: 4 Bl. (darunter Titelbl. in Rot u. Schwarz), 32, 527 S. Mit zahlr. Wappenabb.. im Text. Alle 3 Bde. im Folio-Format (ca. 32 x 20 cm). Pgmt. d. Zt. mit Gebrauchsspuren und etwas beschäd. (nur Bd. 2 - Bde. 1 u. 4 m. goldgepr. Rückenschild und gut erhalten).. Gabriel Bucelinus (Buzlin) wurde 1599 in Diessenhofen in Thurgau geboren. Schon mit 13 Jahren trat er dem Benediktinerorden im Kloster Weingarten (Baden-Württemberg) bei, studierte Phlios. u. Theologie in Dillingen a. d. Donau und unterrichtete danach in seinem Heimatkloster Weingarten Geisteswissenschaften. Nach dem Ende des Dreißigjährigen Kriegs ließ er sich im Kloster St. Johann in Feldkirch / Vorarlberg nieder, wirkte dort als Prior, wo er auch sein Hauptwerk "Germania topo-chrono-stemmatographica" schuf. Hier behandelt Buzlin die Stammbäume der angesehensten Mitglieder des Klerus und des Adels aus dem gesamten Heiligen Römischen Reich Deutscher Nation, die er in langjährigen Forschungen und dank zahlreichen Kontakten zu vielen adeligen Familien zusammenstellte. 1681 erkrankte Buzlin und zog sich in sein Heimatkloster Weingarten zurück, wo er nach wenigen Monaten starb. - Kupfertitel des ersten Bandes fehlt, Bd. 2 u. 4 nur mit gedrucktem Titel. Bd. 1 stellenw. leicht gebräunt od. fleckig; Bd. 2 am Anfang etwas gebräunt, stellenw. stärker; mehrere Bl. m. Wurmspuren am weißen Rand, der Einband auffallend schlechter erhalten als bei Bdn. 1 u. 4, Bd. 4 überhaupt gut erhalten.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. J. Somer n. N. Sanson d' Abbeville b. Mariette, "Basse Aethiopie qui Comprend les Royaume de Congo, Coste et Pays des Cafres, Empires du Monomotapa, et Monoemugi. La Coste deca le Cap Negre, ... Madagascar ... 1655".

      . dat. 1655, 41,5 x 55. Pastoureau, Sanson V E. - Die Titelkartusche befindet sich oben mittig. Die Karte zeigt Afrika südlich des Äquators. Im Osten die Insel Madagaskar.

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        THE COMMENTARIES OF C. JULIUS CAESAR, Of his Warres in Gallia, and the Civile Warres betwixt him and Pompey. Translated into English: With Many excellent and judicious observations Thereupon:

      London, R. Daniel, 1655.As also The Art of our Modern Training, or, Tactick Practice; Whereunto is adjoyned the Eighth Commentary of the Warres in Gallia (by A. Hirtius Pansa); with some short Observations upon it. Together with the Life of Caesar, and an Account of his Medalls. FOURTH EDITION 1655, revised, corrected and enlarged, translated with observations by Clement Edmonds. 4to, 275 x 175 mm, 11 x 7 inches, additional engraved architectural title page, engraved portrait of Caesar, 14 engraved plates of which 9 are either folding or double page, woodcut historiated initials and head - and tailpieces, pages [48], 196, [2]; 142; 10, (2), "Observations upon Caesars Commentaries of the civile warres betwixt him and Pompey," by Clement Edmunds and "A continuation of the warres in Gallia, beginning where Caesar left, and deducing the history to the time of the civile warres," written by Hirtius Pansa each has a special title page, register and pagination is continuous, register restarts for the 10 pages of the "Manner of our Modern Training or Tactick Practise", final leaf is blank, bound in full antique calf, panelled in blind, rebacked to style, raised bands, blind rules, gilt lettered red morocco label, edges speckled red, previous endpapers retained, inner hinges neatly strengthened. Boards slightly marked, corners very slightly worn, signs of bookplate removal on front pastedown, ink name on front endpaper, small light stain and tiny chip to margin of engraved title page, stain repeated on printed title, occasional small light stains to text, few ink spots to 3 pages with loss of a few letters, all still easily understandable, 1 brief ink note in the margin, a little underlining in pencil and 6 small corrections to text in the Life of Caesar, 1 page dusty, small closed tear to 1 page with neat repair, no loss of text, some fore - edge margins trimmed with loss in places of part of side - notes, 1 single page plate slightly shaved, 1 folding plate repaired neatly on the fold on reverse and slightly browned on the fold on recto, small closed tear to margin of 1 plate. Text block tight and firm. A very good copy. The interesting plates show battle formations, battles, soldiers and horses, sieges, ships at harbour, Roman camps, Caesar's medals. Sir Clement Edmonds (or Edmondes) (1564 - 1622) was educated at Oxford and became clerk to the Privy Council of James I of England. He had a high reputation for learning and as a writer on military art. His Observations upon Caesar's Commentaries were first puiblished in 1600. See Cockle, A Bibliography of Military Books up to 1642, No. 71. "This excellent and well - known exposition of Caesar was always popular. The text is divided into short chapters with critical and explanatory notes to each". With commendatory poems by William Camden, Samuel Daniel, Josuah Sylvester and Ben Jonson (2) on leaf a4. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Novus Atlas Sinensis

      Amsterdam: Joannes Blaeu, 1655. Large folio, with a hand-coloured title-page highlighted in gold, 17 engraved double-page maps in contemporary hand-colouring; some slight browning to maps as usual (chiefly to their blank versos); endpapers renewed; original Dutch vellum, ornately gilt; hand-coloured engraved portrait of Johannes Bracherius mounted on front pastedown perhaps indicating early ownership. The great Blaeu atlas of China: the fifteen Ming provinces. The Italian Jesuit missionary Martino Martini's superb mapping of China, produced by the great Amsterdam cartographic publisher Joan Blaeu, who later incorporated it as a volume in the huge Blaeu publication of maps of the world, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. The magnificent title-page, with Hercules opening a massive door to reveal a Chinese landscape and delightful angels unrolling a scroll to reveal the geography of China and another group marking it on the globe, is followed by a general map and maps of each of the fifteen provinces into which Ming China was divided. Unlike most other Blaeu maps, those here do not have any text on their reverse sides. With its text in Latin, this was the first edition of the greatest early atlas of the Chinese empire and 'extremely valuable in presenting Europe with an accurate geographic picture of the Middle Kingdom. Based as [the maps] were on Chinese maps, they rectified much of the erroneous information concerning China's interior geography… The first of the seventeen maps is a map of the entire Chinese empire, followed by a general description of China and its inhabitants. Individual maps of Ming China's fifteen provinces follow, each accompanied by detailed descriptions. Finally there is a map and brief description of Japan. Martini apparently based his maps and description to a large extent on the "Mongol Atlas" compiled by Zhu Siben about 1311-12 and later revised by Luo Hongxian (1504-64). Although Martini had travelled widely in China and had apparently surveyed parts of it, the maps in his Novus Atlas Sinensis were almost entirely derived from the revised "Mongol Atlas". Even so, these were the most accurate maps available during the century, and together with Martini's provincial descriptions, the atlas provided more geographical information about China than became available during the following two centuries…' (Lowendahl). Reed and Demattè have noted (China on Paper, Getty Research Institute, 2007, catalogue number 25) that 'Martino Martini's Novus Atlas Sinensis was the first atlas and geography of China to be published in Europe. The seventeen maps are noteworthy for their accuracy, remarkable for the time, but also for their highly decorative cartouches featuring vignettes depicting regional dress, activities and animals. Along with the maps, the volume contains 171 pages of Latin text by Martini comprising a preface on the Far East and descriptions of each province in China as well as the Liaodong and Korean peninsulas and Japan… [It] marked the beginning of a flood of illustrated works and translations on China in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, many of which cite Martini's atlas as a source. 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…'. This is an example of the second printing of the first edition, slightly revised, with the privilege dated 1655; editions in Spanish, Dutch, French and German based on this original Latin version appeared in the next few years.

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        The History of that Great and Renowned Monarchy of China

      London: E. Tyler for John Crook, 1655. Quarto, with two portrait frontispieces, engraved costume plate and folding map, and an engraved map in the text; small paper flaw affecting one leaf yet an excellent copy with the single contents leaf (not noted in the collation by Lust) and advertisement leaf bound in; contemporary speckled calf, spine ornamented in gilt; joints worn but firm, small loss to head of spine. Southern China in the early 17th century. First English edition of Semedo's very important study of China (first published as Relatione della grande monarchia della Cina in 1643) with the section describing the Manchu conquest of China based on Martini's De bello Tartarico historia of 1654. 'Alvarez Semedo (1586-1658) was the Portuguese Procurador General for China. He first arrived in China in 1613. Unlike other Jesuits, he remained in the south of China except for a visit to Xi'an in 1625, where he was the first European to examine the newly discovered Nestorian Tablet which had remained buried for centuries. In 1640 he wrote a detailed report in Italian to publicize the Jesuit mission in China. It is from this rare book that can be obtained very important information about Semedo's fascinating account on other important religions: the Muslim and Jewish communities in Ming dynasty in China. Semedo was the first European to describe in Europe the preparation and benefits of tea as a beverage. He wrote his original manuscript in Goa in 1638. It was first published in Spanish in 1642 by Manuel de Faria y Sousa. Martino Martini (1614-1661), an Italian Jesuit, also spent many years in China. His History was the first detailed information and the best-known description of the Manchu conquest available to Europeans during the seventeenth century. Martini's History was translated from Latin by Gilbert Girault and was first published separately in 1654. 'This work contains a general description of Chinese society (Part I) and deals with the foreign missions (part II) and with the Manchu campaigns (part III). 'The French translation of both texts is the work of Louis Coulon'. (Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Western Travellers in China, 2009).

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        Triumpho de Maria Santissima. Declarase el modo de su preservacion de la culpa original y el lugar que tuvo en el orden de Gracia.

      Sevilla, por Iuan Lorenço Machado, 1655 - 30x21 cm. 18 hojas, inclusive portadilla, portada con ancha orla tipográfica. 156 folios, 6 hojas. 1 lámina a doble hoja grabada al cobre. Pergamino de la época rotulado en el lomo. Un taladro de polilla en el margen interior, sin importancia. Papel grueso y blanco. Interior limpio de manchas. Edición original y rara con la preciosa lámina simbolista grabada por el artista Gregorio Fortsman en 1654, tiene unas medidas de 27x35cm. y representa un procesión por el interior de la catedral de Sevilla. Este grabado no es citado en el libro "El grabado en España", vol. I. de Carrete-Cremades-Bozal, y suele faltar en los ejemplares que se conocen. Palau 309.698, tampoco cita esta lámina.

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

      London, printed for Francis Grove and are to be sold by Martha Harrison at the signe of the Lambe at the East end of St. Paules Church, 1655.Also, exceeding necessary and profitable for all such as travell by Sea and come into uninhabited places: Especially, all those that have any thing to doe with New Plantations. SECOND EDITION, 1655. Small 8vo, approximately 150 x 85 mm, 5½ x 3½ inches, woodcut frontispiece, 22 woodcut text illustrations of varying sizes, decorated initials, pages: [14], 1 - 285, some misnumbering but catch words correct, rebound in full panelled calf, maroon gilt lettered label, gilt decoration to spine, blind decoration to covers, new endpapers and pastedowns. 6 pages including frontispiece have offset from images to text, 3 tips of corners torn with slight loss, not affecting text, 1 margin torn with loss affecting the first few words to 7 lines of text, last page has tiny neat repair to blank side, some pale age - browning, occasional brown and dusty marks, 2 margins have a little old ink scribble, not affecting text, occasional small nick to margins, otherwise a good copy. See: A Bibliography of Gervase Markham, 1568 - 1637, by F. Poynter, page 135; James Edmund Harting, Bibliotheca Accipitraria, A Catalogue of Books Ancient and Modern relating to Falconry, page 8; John Resler Swift, Bibliotheca Accipitraria II, A Catalogue of Books Ancient and Modern Relating to Falconry in the English Language, 1486 - 2000, page 207 No. 367, illustration at rear of book; Carl Franz Georg Richard Schwerdt, Hunting, Hawking and Shooting, Volume 2, page 12. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Vita Di Ferrante Pallavicino. Scrita Da Girolamo Brussoni, L'Aggitato Accademico Incognito

      , 1655. 1655. Venice, Turrini, 1655. 12mo (147 x 83 mm). 24pp. Title within double fillet border. Full-page engraved portrait of Pallavicino on title verso, signed Jac. Pi. (Giacomo Piccini). Gold-tooled green crushed morocco, sies with central grotesque tool and tiny fleurons at angles of a blind double fillet panel, spine gilt lettered with five faux raised bands, edges and turn-ins gilt, by Lortic; untrimmed. Provenance: Charles Butler (Warren Wood Hatfield bookplate); Bernard Breslauer. Repaired marginal tear in A10, grazing text; else a wonderful copy. First separate edition, second issue, dated 1655 and with the portrait, of Brusoni's brief biography of his friend Ferrante Pallavicino (1615-1644), defrocked monk, novelist, virulent anti-clerical satirist and fellow member of Loredano'Accademia degli Incognit. Pallavicino is best known for him being the only libertine of his generation to die for his beliefs. On a visit to Avignon, at the age of 28, he was imprisoned and beheaded. The author, Brusoni, was a libertine monk like Pallavicino and like him he was imprisoned for his beliefs; he spent time in a Venetion prison in 1644 for attacking the Church and its censorship of books. His fear of meeting his friend's fate made him toe the line thereafter. When he was released from prison he spent six or seven years in a monastery, in uncharacteristic silence, before publishing the present work, which lay the foundation for the exaltation of Pallavicino as libertine anti-hero. Considered by some Brusoni's best work, the Vita di Ferrante Pallaviciono floats in ambivalence, as Brusoni attempts to both exculpate his friend and distance himself from the flagrant libertinism which had led to his death. Brusoni concludes that Pallavicino, a mean of great intellegence and noble spirit, could not have written the scandalous anti-Catholic libel Il Divorzio Celeste (1643, then and now indisputably attributed to him), on of the pamphlets which may have been directly responsible for his execution. Picturesque references to the book trade abound throughout this colourful but poignant biography (the high prices fetched by Pallavicino's scurrilous manuscripts, literati who spy for the Inquisition, the pecuniary motivations of libellists, etc.). Pages 23 and 24 contain a list of Pallavicino's "permitted and prohibited works", which concludes with a reference to the burning of Pallavincino's books a the foot of the scaffold where he was beheaded. The Vita was published both separately, and probably in the same typesetting, in Pallavicino's Opere Permesse (Venice, I, Turrini, 1654-55, v vols.) The engraved portrait was apparently included in only few copies of the 1655 issue. In an inserted note, Bernard Breslauer, comments on the absence of a notorious work from Brusoni's list (a Platonic dialogue between a pederast and his student), The Alcibiade Fanciullo a Scola (1652), celebrated as 'the first homosexual novel', attributed first to Aretino, then to Pallavicino, and now considered the work of Antonio Rocco. [G. de Caro, art. DBI, 14:716 (citing a 1651 edition, apparently a ghost); Piposio, Il laberinto della verià: aspetti del romanzo libertino, 1995, pp. 18-19, 48-56. RLIN and OCLC list the separate edition at Harvard (166) and Berkeley (1654; the U. Wisconsin listing is microfiche), and the Opere Permesse at Harvard, Duke, And Boston Atheneum.

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        Fine portrait engraving by Johann Friedrich Fleischberger after Daniel Preissler

      N.d., but after 1655. 172 x 138 mm. + wide margins. Some light spotting, but in very good condition overall. Taped to mount at upper corners of verso. . A German composer and organist, Kindermann's "was the most imaginative and adventurous music written in Nuremberg in the 17th century: he adopted all possible means for the expressive setting of a text. He is important too in the teacher–pupil tradition in 17th-century Nuremberg that began with his teacher Johann Staden and continued through Kindermann to his foremost pupils Heinrich Schwemmer and Georg Caspar Wecker, who taught Johann Krieger and Johann Pachelbel." Harold E. Samuel in Grove online Reproduced in TNG Vol. 10 p. 62 and in MGG Vol. 7 col. 908.

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        V. Livre des chansons

      Ballard, Paris 1655 - In-12. [143 X 98 mm] Collation : 46, (1) ff., 1 bl. Demi-veau brun, dos orné. (Reliure moderne.). Cinquième livre des chansons pour danser et pour boire. Frontispice gravé, musique gravée et texte en regard. Très rare.

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        Fine portrait engraving by Johann Friedrich Fleischberger after Daniel Preissler.

      - A German composer and organist, Kindermann's "was the most imaginative and adventurous music written in Nuremberg in the 17th century: he adopted all possible means for the expressive setting of a text. He is important too in the teacher–pupil tradition in 17th-century Nuremberg that began with his teacher Johann Staden and continued through Kindermann to his foremost pupils Heinrich Schwemmer and Georg Caspar Wecker, who taught Johann Krieger and Johann Pachelbel." Harold E. Samuel in Grove onlineReproduced in TNG Vol. 10 p. 62 and in MGG Vol. 7 col. 908. N.d., but after 1655. 172 x 138 mm. + wide margins. Some light spotting, but in very good condition overall. Taped to mount at upper corners of verso.

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        "A Liege (sic), Et se trouve dans tous les Bibliotheques des Religieux & Religieuses de tout l'Univers, 1000000". O.O., ca. 1700. 12mo. (13,5 : 8 cm). Mit Titel- und einigen Schlussvignetten in Holzschnitt. XXIV, 286 S. Brauner Lederband d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, rotem Lederrückenschild mit Goldprägung u. großem vergold. Monogramm (CJA ?) auf dem Vorderdeckel; etw. beschabt u. bestoßen, vord. Gelenk aufgeplatzt, Rücken am Fuß mit Fehlstelle (ca. 1 cm).

      . . Gay-Lemonnyer II, 62. - Sehr seltene Ausgabe des berühmtem Erotikons, dessen komplette erste Auflage (1655) auf dem Scheiterhaufen verbrannt worden war. Als Autor wird häufig Michel Millot genannt, der aber wohl, zusammen mit Jean L'Ange, nur Herausgeber und Auftraggeber des Erstdrucks war. Späteren Nachdrucken war häufig ein "Madrigal" zu Ehren des Autors vorangesetzt, das Millots Namen in "Mililot" oder, wie hier, "Mililorme" verballhornte. Dem titelgebenden Dialog zweier junger Frauen über sexuelle Themen sind ca. 30 weitere "galante" Texte von Pierre-Corneille Blessebois, Roger de Rabutin Bussy, Pietro Aretino sowie verschiedenen anonymen Autoren angefügt. Bis in die Abfolge hinein sind sie mit dem Inhalt eines unter dem Titel "Le cabinet d'amour et de Venus" und dem fingierten Druckort "Cologne, chez les Heritiers de Pierre Marteau" erschienenen Werks identisch. Die auf dem Titelblatt genannten "trente sept Belles Figure (sic) Gravees en Taille Douce" existieren nach Gay-Lemonnyer nicht. Sowohl Gay-Lemonnyer als auch Brunet (Imprimeurs imaginaires, S. 19) zitieren die vorliegende Ausgabe lediglich nach einem bei der Versteigerung der Sammlung Jules Auvillain (Paris 1865) angebotenen Exemplar. Weitere Nachweise für die Existenz des Drucks kannten sie nicht ("une edition ..., qui n'avait pas encore cite" - Brunet). Das einzige für uns nachweisbare titelgleiche Exemplar in der Bibliothek der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in München weicht in der Kollation deutlich ab. - Papier gering gebräunt. ** Bestellungen bis 14 Uhr versenden wir am selben Tag. - Schweizer Postkonto vorhanden. **

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        Fine portrait engraving by Johann Friedrich Fleischberger after Daniel Preissler.

      . N.d., but after 1655. 172 x 138 mm. + wide margins. Some light spotting, but in very good condition overall. Taped to mount at upper corners of verso.. A German composer and organist, Kindermann's "was the most imaginative and adventurous music written in Nuremberg in the 17th century: he adopted all possible means for the expressive setting of a text. He is important too in the teacher-pupil tradition in 17th-century Nuremberg that began with his teacher Johann Staden and continued through Kindermann to his foremost pupils Heinrich Schwemmer and Georg Caspar Wecker, who taught Johann Krieger and Johann Pachelbel." Harold E. Samuel in Grove online Reproduced in TNG Vol. 10 p. 62 and in MGG Vol. 7 col. 908.

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        Monasticon Anglicanum, sive, Pandectae coenobiorum Benedictinorum, Cluniacensium, Cisterciensium, Carthusianorum, A primordiis ad eorum usque dissolutionem [A History of English Monasteries: Benedictine, Cluniac, Cistercian and Carthusian] - Volume 1

      Typis Richardi Hodgkinsonne, 1655. Typis Richardi Hodgkinsonne. LEATHER BOUND. B00KNVF6JQ 1655 first edition 'Typis Richardi Hodgkinsonne' (London), 9 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches tall x 3 inches thick full leather bound, [40], 1151 pp., plus 53 full-page engraved plates (two folding), extra engraved title page, primary title page, half title page and three divisional title pages. Primary title page in red and black. Engraved plates signed by Daniel King, Wenceslaus Hollar and Robert Vaughan. The first volume of the monumental history of the various religious orders in England, and an account of the individual monasteries, by Sir Richard Dugdale, in collaboration with Roger Dodsworth. The second and third volumes of the work (not offered here) were issued in 1661 and 1673, respectively. Rebacked in leather at some point, apparently employing the original boards, which are rubbed and edgeworn, especially worn at the tips and fore edges. Endpapers refreshed. Extra engraved title is stained and foxed, mainly to margins, which have been reinforced with paper reinforcement to recto. Light red staining (likely from printer) to primary title page, which is lightly foxed to fore margin. One of the engraved plates has a 6 x 3/4 inch chip from the fore margin, not affecting the engraving. One of the folding plates is torn, with paper repairs. A couple of tiny pinholes to one of the plates. A 1/4-inch closed tear to the edge of one page. One page with a small, neat ink notation. One leaf (comprising pages 1017-1018) with an 1/8-inch hole, affecting a letter or two of text on each page. Occasional light soiling, foxing or creasing, mainly to fore margin of index at the rear of volume. Otherwise, a very good copy - clean, bright and unmarked - of this superb volume. Note that this is a heavy and oversized book, so additional postage will be required for international or priority orders. ~TTT~ Sir William Dugdale (1605-1686) was an English antiquary and herald. As a scholar he was influential in the development of medieval history as an academic subject. The year after the issue of this first volume of the Monasticon Anglicanum, Dugdale published 'Antiquities of Warwickshire,' in which he was one of the first to consider the significance of stone tools by ancient Britons. In 1658, he published the 'History of St. Paul's Cathedral.' He also edited Henry Spelman's 'Glossarium Archaiologicum' and 'Concilia' (1664), adding his own extensions to the latter. His autobiography, writen at the urging of Anthony Wood, together with his diary, correspondence and an index to his manuscript collections, was edited by William Hamper, and published in 1827. . Good. 1655. First Edition.

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