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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 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). 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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Gedenckwürdige Historia: Des Edlen Streytbaren Helden und sieghafften Ritters Theuwrdancks mannliche Thaten, und außgestandene Gefährligkeiten. Jetzundt von neuwem hinzu gethan. Die Lehre so diesem Edlen Helden, in seiner ersten Jugendt, durch einen seiner trefflichen erfahrnen Kriegsräth gegeben ist. Deßgleichen ein schöne Oration, unnd Klage, durch Philippum Melanthonem, uber dieses Helden todt beschehen, darinnen widerumb sein gantzes Leben in der kürtze erzehlet wirdt. Frankfurt, Chrn. Egenolffs Erben 1589. Fol. 4 Bll., 124 num. Bll., mit kl. Titel- u. 118 gr. Textholzschnitten v. Beck, Burgkmair, Schäufelein u. a., mod. Holzdeckelbd. mit breitem blindgepr. Ldr.-Rücken im Stil d. Zt. mit 2 Schließen.

      . . VD 16, M 1655 - Goedeke II, 452, 13, c - Richter 553 - Graesse VI/2, 107 - Lipperheide 612 - nicht bei Adams.- Die seltene sechste Ausgabe (erstmals 1517 erschienen), die dritte in der Bearbeitung durch Burkard Waldis und die zweite bei Egenolffs Erben. Enthält die 118 Holzschnitte der Originalausgabe.- Der Theuerdank wurde auf Veranlassung und mit Unterstützung Maximilians I. von seinem Privatsekrär Melchior Pfinzing herausgegeben und schildert die Abenteuer und Heldentaten Theuerdanks (d. i. Maximilian I.) auf seiner Reise zu seiner Braut Ehrenreich (d. i. Maria von Burgund).- Als Anhang sind einige andere Schriften über Maximilian beigefügt.- Titel u. letztes Bl. aufgezogen, 6 Bll. restauriert (Bl. XXXII, XXXIIII u. XXXV mit Text- u. Illustrationsverlust), etw. gebräunt, tls. fleckig, vereinzelt auch leicht wasserfleckig, sonst schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        Diva Wartensis, seu origines, et miracula magnae Dei, hominumque matris Mariae, quae a tot retro saeculis Wartae, in limitibus Sileasiae, comitatusque Glacensis, magna[m] populorum frequentia[m] colitur, clarissima miraculis [...].

      Prag, formis Caesaro-Academicis, 1655.. 304, (8) SS. Mit gest. Frontispiz, ganzs. Wappenkupfer im Text und 3 gest. Tafeln (dav. 1 gefaltet). Lederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. 4to.. Erste Ausgabe. - Über Ursprung und Geschichte des Wallfahrtsortes Wartha (heute Bardo) an der Glatzer Neisse und über die Marienwunder daselbst. 1657 sollte eine deutsche Ausgabe erscheinen ("Ursprung und Mirackel der großmächtigsten Gottes- und der Menschen Mutter Mariae, welche von so viel Hundert Jahren hero zu der Warten, in den Gräntzen deß Landes Schlesien, und der Graffschafft Glatz, mit unzehlbar-grossen Wahlfahrten verehrt wirdt, und hoch mit Wunderwercken leuchtet"). Druckvariante ohne den Buchhändlerhinweis "prostant apud Nicolaum Hosing Bibliopolam". Die Kupfer gestochen von Wolfgang Kilian (darunter eine hübsche Ansicht von Wartha). Der tschechische Theologe, Geschichtsschreiber und Sprachwissenschaftler Bohuslav Balbin (1621-88) aus Königgrätz "consacra toute sa vie a la composition de ses ouvrages, et mourut a Prague" (de Backer/S.). - Teils schwach gebräunt, insgesamt sehr schön erhaltenes Exemplar. Das Frontispiz aus einem anderen Exemplar ergänzt und am Titel vorgeheftet (kl. Spuren beschnittenen Besitzvermerks einer Augustinerbibliothek am unteren Blattrand). Am vorderen Innendeckel Exlibris der Sammlung Michel Hudelot, Brunoy. - De Backer/Sommervogel I, 793, 7. Estreicher XII, 338f. Vgl. Loewe 5154 und VD 17 1:680006S (dt. Übers.).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Siegen / Nordrhein Westfalen Sigen

      1655. Motivmass: 10,5x16,9 Blattmass: 16,7x19,2 Kupferstich aus: Topographia Hassiae v. Matthaeus Merian (1593 - 1650) Schwarzweiß.

      [Bookseller: Conzen Kunsthandel Düsseldorf GbR]
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        Iaponia Regnum

      Amsterdam, Blaeu, Joan, 1655. Japan. "Iaponia Regnum". Copper-engraving according to A. Martinis 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) - Karte von Japan und der koreanischen Halbinsel.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Karel Krenek]
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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.

      Franckfurt am Mayn, In Verlag Caspar Merians, 1655-1661 (recte um 1670).. 13 Teile in 2 Bden. 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-Pres. 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).

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        Philosophie et Theologie Morale. Undatierte französische Handschrift in dunkelbrauner Tinte auf Papier, um 1675 bestehend aus drei Teilen : 1 - (Antoine Arnauld et Pierre Nicole) : La Logique ou l'Art de Penser. Abschrift der 2. oder 3. Auflage, erschienen in Paris 1664 oder 1668. 2 - (Jacques Rohault) : Traite de Physique. Abschrift der ersten Ausgabe, erschienen in Paris 1671. 3 - ANONYM : Premier Traite de la Morale en General. Des Sacremens en General, (um 1675).

      (1) weißes Bl., Titelblatt mit umrahmender Federzeichnung, 445 S. mit 65 feinen Federzeichnungen im Text, (3) weiße Bl.,. (1) Bl. verso mit kl. Zeichnung, 187 S. Text, (203) S. Text, Schriftspiegel ca. 18,5 x 14 cm, einspaltig, in einer sehr gleichmäßigen, feinen Reinschrift. Etwas späterer brauner Lederband auf 5 unechten Bünden, mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung, Stehkantenvergoldung, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt und marmorierte Vorsätze (Einband stellenweise berieben), 22,5 x 16,8 cm.. Auf den ersten Blick wirkt die Handschrift wie ein anonyme Arbeit, die so aufgebaut ist, wie viele andere Publikationen aus der zweiten Hälfte des 17. Jahrhunderts : Logik, Physik, Metaphysik / Theologie. (Vergl. Louis de Lesclache : La Philosophie morale, divisee en quatre parties, 1655; Pierre-Sylvain Regis : Systeme de Philosophie, contenant la logique, la metaphysique, la physique et la morale, 1690; Henri Lelevel : La Philosophie moderne, ... contenant la Logique, la metaphysique, la morale, et la physique, 1698; Pierre du Moulin : La philosophie divisee en 3 parties ..., 1671). Bei genauerer Betrachtung ergibt sich aber, daß der erste Teil eine ungemein präzise Kopie der 'Logique ou l'Art de Penser' von Arnauld und Nicole ist. Der zweite Teil ist eine ebenso peinlich exakte Kopie von Rohaults 'Traite de Physique' mit der genauen Wiedergabe der Abbildungen des Originals. Nur der dritte Teil scheint ein Originalbeitrag des Kopisten zu sein, der sich aber für das Gesamtwerk hinter den Initialen D.M.L.G. verbirgt. Die Auflösung dieses Pseudonyms ist für uns nach Abgleich mit den einschlägigen Veröffentlichungen jener Zeit nicht möglich. So stellen sich unmittelbar zwei unlösbare Fragen: Erstens, warum kopiert der Autor des Manuskripts vollständig zwei berühmte Bücher seiner Zeit, deren Autoren bekannt waren und gibt sie als Teil 1 und 2 seiner eigenen Arbeit aus ? Zweitens, warum entspricht der als Teil 3 angefügte, mögliche eigene Beitrag weder qualitativ noch inhaltlich den beiden kopierten Werken ? Sowohl die 'Logik' wie auch die 'Physik' gelten als typische Beispiele von Verteidigungsschriften der Descartschen Philosophie. Bei dem Werk 'L'Art de Penser', das oft auch 'Logique de Port Royale' genannt wird, handelt es sich um ein bedeutendes Werk der französischen Geistesgeschichte, das bis heute in kritischen Ausgaben verlegt wird. Zu seiner Zeit hatte es unter anderem auch deshalb so ungeheuren Erfolg, weil es in französischer Sprache und nicht in Latein erschien. Für die Verbreitung des Descartschen Gedankengutes war es von größter Bedeutung : "Publiee douze ans apres la mort de Descartes, .. elle a contribue a defendre et a vehiculer la pensee cartesienne ... non seulement dans les milieux religieuse mais a la cour et a la ville" (Clair/Girbal, 1993, S. 2). Und auch Rohault (1620 - 1675) war ein begeisterter und einflußreicher Bewunderer Descartes und insbesondere sein hier kopiertes Hauptwerk zur Physik, war in der zweiten Hälfte des 17. Jahrhunderts die wohl wichtigste Publikation zu diesem Thema in Frankreich. Der dritte Teil des Manuskripts behandelt aber sehr kursorisch Zivil- und Kirchenrecht, sowie im letzten Teil Fragen der Sakramente und ist in keiner Weise ein Beitrag zum Thema der kopierten Werke und des Titelblatts, auf dem die Versöhnung der Philosophie (das heißt der modernen Naturwissenschaften) und der Theologie symbolisch dargestellt wird. Der Umfang der hier vorliegenden Handschrift und ihre auch in den Illustrationen ungemein präzise Ausführung legen den Verdacht nahe, daß sich hier nicht um eine Kopie zu Studienzwecken handelt, sondern daß der Anonymus sich als Autor eines umfassenden Werkes profilieren wollte. Auch das programatische Titelblatt legt diesen Verdacht nahe. Ein dreister Plagiatversuch also ? Eine klösterliche Tarnschrift ? In jedem Fall ein spannendes Rätsel ! - Vorderes Vorsatzblatt verso mit altem handschriftl. Besitzvermerk, von wenigen kl. Tintenflecken abgesehen, sehr sauberes, nahezu ungebräuntes und fleckenfreies Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Elvira Tasbach]
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        Le monde dans la lune. Divisé en deux livres. Le premier, prouvant que la lune peut estre un monde. Le second, que la terre peut-estre une planette.

      A Rouen chez Jacques Cailloüe, dans la Cour du Palais 1655 - Très rare ouvrage, ici bien complet de son frontispice présentant Copernic, Kepler et Galilée. 'L'oeuvre s'adresse au grand public plutôt qu'aux experts sur le sujet, et son but est de populariser la vision de l'univers que l'on doit à Copernic, Kepler et Galilée. Le principal argument est que la Lune n'est pas un disque brillant mais plutôt un monde avec un paysage comme celui de la Terre. Bien sûr Wilkins n'est pas le 1er à avancer une telle théorie ; par exemple Galilée l'a indiqué de manière semblable. De manière peut-être plus surprenante, il pense que la Lune est une planète habitable et prédit qu'un jour le voyage vers elle sera possible. Ici aussi Wilkins n'est pas le 1er à faire cette suggestion mais elle est typique de la manière dont il pense, permettant à son esprit de vagabonder au milieu d'idées que d'autres auraient trouvé trop non conventionnelles pour les considérer.' In-12 relié plein parchemin (relié et lavé en 1861 d'après une note sur la garde), pièce de titre : frontispice, 8 pages non paginées contenant le titre et au lecteur, 269 pages pour le texte de la première partie, 3 pages non paginées pour la table, 2 pages non paginées pour le titre, 284 pages pour le texte, 3 pages non paginées pour la table des propositions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Abraxas-libris]
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        Ein Abriss eines christlich-politschen Printzens, In CI Sinnbildern und mercklichen symbolischen Sprüchen. Zuvor aus dem Spanischen ins Lateinische, nun ins Deutsche versetzt. Mit 2 (gleichen) doppels. Titelkupfern u. 101 Textkupfern.

      Amsterdam, Jansonius 1655.. 12°. 14 Bll.l, 951 S. Pergamentband d. Zt. mit 2 Schließen. - gutes Expl.!. Das bekannteste und Haupt-Werk des spanischen Staatsmanns und Schriftstellers Diego de Saavedra y Faxardo (1584 - 1648), stellt ein Erziehungsbuch dar, geschrieben für den Infanten Balthasar, den frühgestorbenen Sohn Philipps IV. über den Begriff des christlichen Fürsten. Erste, im Handel äußerst seltene, deutsche Übersetzung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat K. Schöneborn]
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        Tischszene einer Familie (zeitgenössische Kopie). Ovale sepiagetönte Federzeichnung, vom Künstler datiert

      1655. 22 x 19 cm. - Thieme/Becker V, 406. - Am runden gedeckten Esstisch Kind mit seinen Eltern, aus einem Glas trinkend, auf dem Tisch außer Tellern eine leuchtende Kerze mit schöner Lichteinwirkung. - Sehr gutes qualitätsvolles Blatt. Am linken Bildrand ganz minimal, die Zeichnung nicht beeinträchtigend, ergänzt.

      [Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH]
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        Schwäbisch Gmünd / Baden-Württemberg Gemündt

      1655 o. 1656. Motivmass: 20,3x36,6 Blattmass: 29,5x38,3 Kupferstich aus: Topographia Sveviae Schwarzweiß.

      [Bookseller: Conzen Kunsthandel Düsseldorf GbR]
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        Armamentarium chirurgicum XLIII. tabulis aeri elegantissime incisis, nec ante hac visis, exornatum. Opust posthumum, medicinae paariter ac chirurgiae studiosis perutile & necessarium. Amsterdam, Janssonius 1662. 8°. 7 Bll., 343 S., 9 Bll., mit gest. Titel u. 44 (blgr.) Kupferstichen, Prgt. d. Zt.

      . . Krivatsy 10749 - Lesky 600 - vgl. Garrison-M 5571 (Ausg. 1655).- J. Scultetus (1595 - 1645), Stadtarzt in Venedig und Ulm, gehört neben Pare zu den größten Illustratoren der Chirurgie. "Es ist das Werk die umfassendste Darstellung der Instrumente, Verbände und Apparate jener Zeit, und enthält gleichzeitig eine Menge interessanter Beobachtungen, die Zeugnis seiner Unternehmungslust, chirurg. Kühnheit und Geschicklichkeit ablegen" (Hirsch-H. V, 299).- Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk, tls. leicht gebräunt od. braunfleckig, S.185/186 mit 2 kl. ergänzten Ausrissen, Front. mit kl. Wurmgang.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        Idea de un principe politico Christiano, representada en cien empressas. Va emmendada en esta tercera impression de todos los hierros que avia en las otras. Dedicada al principe de las Espanas nuestro senor [...].

      Valencia, Geronimo Vilagrasa, 1655.. (16), 694 [recte: 692] SS. Mit Holzschnittwappen auf dem Titel und 103 emblematischen Textholzschnitten. Flexibler Pergamentband der Zeit mit kalligraphischem Rückentitel. 4to.. Sehr seltene und frühe Ausgabe des wohl einflußreichsten und auch in zahlreichen nicht illustrierten Ausgaben weit verbreiteten Fürstenspiegels, lt. Palau und Praz die zweite in Spanien gedruckte. - Die vorliegende Ausgabe nicht auf Auktionen der letzten Jahrzehnte, nur ein Exemplar (Univ. of Illinois) über OCLC nachweisbar. - Mit zahlreichen Anstreichungen und wenigen Marginalien von zeitgenössischer Hand; die schönenen emblematischen Textholzschnitte von derselben Hand oberhalb der architektonischen Einfassung durchlaufend numeriert. Am Titel hs. Kaufvermerk "Lo compre en Malaga a Octobre 1796" und kleiner Papierschaden durch Tilgung des zugehörigen Namens. Etwas gebräunt und fingerfleckig, stellenweise auch minimal wasserrandig. - Palau² 283.446. Goldsmith S 9. Praz 483 (Anm.). Landwehr 653. Campa 78, SX 15.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Imperii Sinarvm Nova Descriptio

      Amsterdam, Blaeu, Joan, 1655. China, Korea und Japan. "Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio". Altkol Kupf.-Kte. bei J. Bleau, 1655. Mit gr. figur. Titelkartouche. 46:60 cm.. Koeman II, map 8410:2B, ed. 2:501-2 + 4 (1655 Latin) - A famous map of China from J. Blaeu's Novus Atlas Sinensis. With depiction of the Great Wall, the names of the 15 provinces, Korea already as a peninsula and Japan.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Karel Krenek]
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        Iaponia Regnum, anno 1655, M.Martini, published by Blaeu J.

      Iaponia Regnum, ,1655. 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....".

      [Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat]
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        Topographia Hassiae et Regionum Vicinarum. Das ist: Beschreibung und eigentliche Abbildung der vornehmsten Städte und Plätze in Hessen (...).

      Franckfurt am Mayn (Merian Erben) 1655 (recte: 1685).. 151 S., Ganzleder d.Zt. . 62 Kupfer mit 124 Darstellungen. 4° (Wüthrich 4, 36.). Vollständiges Exemplar von Merians berühmter Topographie Hessens mit allen Ortsabbildungen, 3 Karten und 4 Plänen, bzw. Grundrissen. Von den Tafeln sind 6 ausklappbar. Es handelt sich hierbei um die dritte Auflage, einen neu gesetzten Nachdruck der erweiterten zweiten Auflage von 1655, der zwar ebenfalls mit "1655" datiert ist, in Wahrheit aber etwa 1685 herauskam. Gegenüber der ersten Auflage von 1646 erweiterten Merians Erben den Text um 62 Seiten; die zusätzliche Abbildung "Frauensee" fehlt häufig im 3. Abdruck, so auch hier, ebenso das Titelkupfer. Geringe Bräunung, gelegentlich sehr schwach wasserrandig. Kleinere Randschäden an einzelnen Seiten, wenige sehr geringe Einrisse nahe der Falz. Der solide Ledereinband der Zeit etwas berieben und nur äußerlich mit wenig oberflächlichem Wurmfraß. Exemplar aus einer größeren Reihe von Topographien, daher am Rücken unter dem Titel mit "9" numeriert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Armin Nassauer]
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        Tübingen / Baden Württemberg Tübingen

      1655 o. 1656. Motivmass: 18,0x28,4 Blattmass: 21,4x32,9 Kupferstich aus: Topographia Sveviae Schwarzweiß.

      [Bookseller: Conzen Kunsthandel Düsseldorf GbR]
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        Speculum vitae humanae, omnium statuum spiritualium & temporalium dulcia et amara, laudes et pericula, obligationes ac peccata repraesentans. Authore Roderico Zamorensi episcopo & postea Calaguritano, arcis Sancti Angeli castellano & papae ...

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        The World

      Frankfurt am Main, Merian, 1655. Welt. Orig. copper-engraving by M. Merian after T. de Bry map of W. C. Schouten's voyage around the world. From J. L. Gottfried's "Historia Antipodum, oder Newe Welt". Published in Frankfurt am Main by Merian's Heirs, 1655. A map of the world in two hemispheres with portraits of W. C. Schouten and F. Magellan at the top and 4 ornamental cartouchech with portraits of F. Drake, T. Candish (Cavendish), O. van Noort and G. van Spilbergen by the sides. 17:19 cm.. A double hemisphere map of the world describes the Willem Cornelis Schouten's voyage around the world in 1615-17. - Whole book page. - On the left side cutted ca. 2 mm to the desk.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Karel Krenek]
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        The Compleat Clark, And Scriveners Guide, Containing the Best Forms...

      1655. [Conveyancing]. The Compleat Clark, And Scriveners Guide: Containing Exact Draughts and Presidents of All Manner of Assurances and Instruments Now in use; As they Were Penned and Perfected by Divers Learned Judges, Eminent Lawyers, And Great Conveyancers, Both Ancient and Modern. Whereunto is Also Added a Concordance of Years, From the Time of King Richard the Third Untill This Present; Very Usefull for Conveyancers and Others. With an Exact Alphabeticall Table, Whereby Any of the Said Presidents May be Easily Found Out. London: Printed by T.R. for H. Twyford, 1655. [viii], 664, [16] pp. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, recently rebacked in period style with raised bands and lettering piece, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge, pastedowns lacking. Moderate rubbing to extremities with wear to corners, a few minor scuffs to boards. Early armorial bookplate and armorial bookplate of Sir Frederick Pollock with the note "Lincolns Inn 1886" in his hand to verso of front board, "F. Pollock 1886" to head of title page. Attractive woodcut head-pieces. Toning to text, browning and light foxing in places. Early signature (of John Byeth) to title page and head of preface, interior otherwise clean. A very scarce title with an appealing association. * First edition. This scarce book is a fine guide to the state of conveyancing during the mid-seventeenth century. This was a fairly successful work; its final edition, the fifth, was published in 1683. Sir Frederick Pollock [1845-1937], one of the greatest British judges and legal scholars of his day. His treatises on contracts, jurisprudence the common law and other subjects did much to clarify and systematize English law. Several of these were standard texts that went through several editions. He is also remembered for his collaboration with F.W. Maitland on The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I and his correspondence with Oliver Wendell Holmes, which was published posthumously as The Holmes-Pollock Letters. OCLC locates 2 copies of the first edition. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:480 (16)..

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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...

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        Johannis Limnaei Notitia Regni Franciae. 2 Bde. in 1 Bd.

      Argentorati, Spoor 1655.. Kl.-4°. Weisses Bl., 3 Bll., 1067, Titelbl., 756 S., 1 Bl., 1 weisses Bl. Pergamentbd. d.Z. (etwas fleckig)., fester Einband. Originalausgabe dieser imposanten Studie des deutschen Staatsrechtlers und Reichspublizisten Limnaeus (1592-1663) über Frankreichs (Geschichte, Sitten, Sprache, Universitäten, Adel etc...). - Limnäus gehört zu den Begründern jener deutschen Staatsrechtswissenschaft, die nicht mehr auf dem römischen Recht beruhte, sondern auf den Regeln und der Verfassungspraxis des deutschen Reiches (Heiliges römisches Reich deutscher Nation). - Weisses Bl. mit Bibliotheksstempel, 2 Bll. mit hinterlegten Fehlstellen (leichter Textverlust), durchgehend etwas gebräunt, stellenweise leicht stockfleckig, einige Bll. mit Wurmfrassspuren. - VD17 23:235149T. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

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        Tresor de recherches et antiquitez gauloises et francoises, reduites en ordre alphabetique. Et enrichies de beaucoup d'origines, epitaphes, & autres choses rares & curieuses, comme aussi de beaucoup de mots de la Langue Thyoise ou Theuthfranque.

      Paris, Augustin Courbe, 1655.. 4°, circa 22,3 x 17 cm. 52 ff., 611 (recte 609) pp., 11 ff., with engraved vignette to title engraved vignette in text and 1 engraved initial Marbled full calf with richly gilt spine (18th century). " Brunet I, 1112: "peu commun"; Graesse I, 495: "livre curieux"; Zaunmüller 150. Rare first edition of one of the first etymological French dictionaries, a store-house for the linguist containing numerous quotations from mediaeval sources and poetry. The work also includes two valuable biographies of alchemists: Nicolas Flamel (pages 158-166) and Michael Sendivogius (pages 474-489 followed by a letter by Des Noyers and further material on alchemists; in the additions there is a French translation of this Latin vita, pages 581-586). Pierre Borel (ca. 1620-1671) was a reputed alchemist, physician, botanist and philologist, born in Castres, Midi-Pyrenees. He is also the first bibliographer of chemistry (Bibliotheca chimica, 1654) and the first biographer of Descartes (1656). "

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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 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Szantai, 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.

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        Conicorum Libri IV

      Cum Commentariis R.P. Claudii Richardi... Large engraved vignette with port. of the dedicatee, Guillaume Raymond de Moncada, Marquis of Aitona. Title printed in red & black. Thirty engraved plates. 40 p.l., 398 pp., one leaf with errata & directions to the binder. Thick small folio, cont. vellum over boards. Antwerp: J. & J.B. Verdussen, 1655. [bound with]:--. Conicorum Lib. V. VI. VII. Paraphraste Abalphato Asphahanensi Nunc primum editi. Additus in calce Archimedis assumptorum Liber, ex Codicibus Arabicis M.ss...Abrahamus Ecchellensis...Latinos...reddidit. Io. Alfonsus Borellus...notas uberiores in universum opus adiecit. Numerous woodcut diagrams in the text. Title printed in red & black. 18 p.l., 374, [377]-415 pp. Small folio. Florence: J. Cocchini, 1661. A most appropriate sammelband, bringing together the seven surviving books of Apollonius' Conics, "one of the greatest scientific books of antiquity" (Sarton). We know that the Conics was originally in eight books. Books I-IV survive in the original Greek; Books V-VII only in Arabic translation. Book VIII is lost. I. First edition to contain the text of the first four books along with the valuable commentary of Claude Richard (1589-1664), "the learned scholar...who entered the Jesuit order in 1606, taught mathematics in Lyons for a number of years, was called to Spain in 1624, and became professor of mathematics at Madrid."-Smith, History of Mathematics, I, pp. 370-71. He also provided commentaries to Euclid and other Greek works. II. First edition of Books V-VII of Apollonius' Conics. These books, which were presumed lost until Borelli discovered an Arabic manuscript in the Medici library in Florence, contain most of the original discoveries of Apollonius. In particular, Book V contains the author's proof for the construction of the evolute curve, which was to be of crucial importance in Huygens' Horologium Oscillatorium (1673). The appended text by Archimedes is also translated from an Arabic manuscript; as with the Apollonius itself, the Greek original is lost. A very fine and fresh set. Stamp of the "Bibliothek des Gymnasiums zu Stralsund" with release stamp on title. Attractive 18th-century printed bookplate: "Zur Büchersammlung des stralsundischen Gymnasii gehörig." In the second work, pages [375-76] are blank and have been excised. ❧ Sarton, I, pp. 173-75. .

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        TOPOGRAPHIA GALLIAE

      Frankfurt: C. Merian, 1655. FIRST EDITIONS OF ALL PARTS . Hardcover. A Fine Copy with Superb Engravings of Merian's Substantial Work on French Topography. 305 x 222 mm (12 x 8 3/4"). 13 parts in three volumes (one part with first few leaves bound out of order). Lacking the index of plates in part IX (covering the final five parts) and in part V. FIRST EDITIONS OF ALL PARTS. Modern half vellum over colored paper boards, flat spines titled in black. Woodcut decorative initials, headpieces, tailpieces, nine engraved title pages (the first part with an engraved title from the first Latin edition), and WITH A TOTAL OF 326 FINE ENGRAVED PLATES (CONTAINING, IN ALL, 413 ILLUSTRATIONS), THE MAJORITY BEING CITY VIEWS, but including also maps and plans, fortifications, chateaux and other buildings, landmarks, and so on), MORE THAN 200 OF THE PLATES BEING TWO-PAGE VIEWS, AND EIGHT OF THEM BEING FOLDING PANORAMAS, the plates all neatly mounted on stubs (lacking five plates showing four plans and three scenes that are called for, but with one additional plate not called for) and WITH SEVEN ADDITIONAL VERY FINE FOLDING PLATES, NOT CALLED FOR, SHOWING VIEWS OF FOUNTAINEBLEAU, these extra engravings by J. Dankerts. Front pastedowns with bookplate of the Museum Alexandrinum, printed title pages of first and third volumes with ownership signature ("F. Weppen") dated 1689 and 1690. Stephan 83, 85-87, 91-94, 99-103; Schuchhard 71-83; Wüthrich 69, 71, 73, 75. Volumes swollen at spines because of the use of stubs for mounting the plates, otherwise the utilitarian bindings unworn and inoffensive. Perhaps a dozen plates with old neat repairs or reinforcing on verso at bottom or along folds, a few text leaves with neat marginal repairs without loss (two made with unmatching paper), one leaf with slight damage to the text from adhesion (probably prior to being printed), leaves in latter half of the third volume a little less bright than elsewhere, other minor defects, but A NEARLY FINE COPY INTERNALLY, THE TEXT AND PLATES VERY CLEAN AND FRESH, AND WITH ESPECIALLY RICH IMPRESSIONS OF THE ENGRAVINGS. Written, like a number of Merian books, by the German school official and miscellaneous author Zeiller (1589-1661), this beautifully illustrated publication is the 17th and largest of the splendid and justly celebrated "Topographia" series of books initiated by Merian (1593-1650), the famous Swiss engraver who became head of one of the prominent Frankfurt publishing houses of the period. The series, continued by Merian's heirs to a grand total of some 30 folio volumes issued between 1642-88, contains the largest number of engraved views of towns, villages, and castles ever assembled. It is of primary importance for the knowledge of Central European topography of the baroque era, and it is of great interest because of the very considerable artistic value of its engravings. As with all of the Merian topographical works, this one is filled with views of many walled cities and towns that appear to be remarkable in the fidelity of their historical detail, impressive in the crystalline vividness of their engraved line, and pleasing emotionally in the luminous tranquility they project. In the present copy, these features seem to be heightened, both because there are considerably more images here than in the typical "Topographia" item and because of the richness of the engraved impressions. The plates are executed with considerable skill and charm, with the artist including details of costume and touches of daily life whenever scale permits. In this item, even the plates with less dramatic subject matter, showing towns, villages, bastions, and other edifices, are pleasing in their quiet radiance, and the large folding engravings here of Paris (the one showing Merian with his drawing book) and of Rouen are surely among the very best and most beautiful city views of the 17th century. The added plates of Foutainbleau are clearly by a different artist, but are extremely attractive as well, featuring animated scenes with very considerable detail in a more pronounced baroque style than the engravings by Merian.

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        HISTORIAE NATURALIS DE QUADRUPEDIBUS. [bound with] DE PISCIBUS ET CETIS. [bound with] DE EXANGUIBUS AQUATICIS. [bound with] DE AVIBUS. [bound with] DE INSECTIS. [bound with] DE SERPENTIBUS

      Amsterdam: Johann Jacob Schipper, 1655. Second Edition . Hardcover. With 250 of the Best Zoological Plates of the Period, this Copy Especially Fresh and Richly Impressed. 375 x 241 mm (14 3/4 x 9 1/2"). 6, [2], 163, [1], 160, 58, [1], [12], 160, [8], 147, [1], 37, [1] pp. Six separately published works bound in one volume. Second Edition. Fine contemporary blindstamped pigskin over bevelled wooden boards, covers with multiple plain rules and decorative roll frames, central panel with large fleuron centerpiece and floral cornerpieces, raised bands, old paper title label, two brass and leather fore-edge clasps. With two woodcut title vignettes, four engraved titles, one engraved additional title, and 250 FINE ENGRAVED ZOOLOGICAL PLATES (one more than called for in Nissen--see below) after Matthaeus Merian the younger, Caspar Merian, and others. Front pastedown with early library label of Hagenberg Schlossbibliothek, armorial bookplate of Philip Howard of Norfolk, and engraved bookplate of Oliver Howard (see below). Nissen ZBI 2131, 2133, 2134, 2132, and 2135; Wood, p. 409; Anker 235. Boards with insignificant smudges and a sprinkling of minute rust-colored dots, half a dozen tiny wormholes to spine, but the original binding entirely solid, extremely bright and clean, and with almost no wear. Overall yellowing to a few plates, single minor wormhole at inner margin of fifth and sixth works and part of the fourth (with no significant effect on the text), other trivial defects, but still A FINE COPY, the leaves consistently clean and crisp, and THE ATTRACTIVE PLATES QUITE FRESH AND RICH. First issued in Frankfurt in 1650-57, this famous compendium of the animal kingdom was considered the standard zoological encyclopedia of its era, combining works on quadrupeds, birds, insects, aquatic life, and reptiles, bound here in one massive volume containing 250 fine folio-sized plates, most of them with several figures each. Finely engraved, carefully detailed, and often featuring a touch of whimsy, these are among the most pleasing zoological plates produced in the 17th century. Mythical animals such as the griffin, the phoenix, and a variety of unicorns are pictured alongside real creatures, some of which no doubt seemed equally improbable to 17th century Europeans. Our copy contains one plate not recorded in Nissen: Plate XLVIII in the section on fish, with pictures of a narwhal, containing details of its skull and horn. Of Scottish extraction but born in Poland, Jonston (1603-75) was a physician and compiler whose extensive publications made significant contributions to the growing interest in natural history during his lifetime. Although representing more compilation than discovery--and particularly drawing on the works of Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605)--the books were important because of the considerable interest they aroused. This kind of beautiful picture book would normally have encountered heavy use, often among the less careful, and engravings would have frequently been harvested from this work to be sold individually; consequently, although copies of Jonston do show up with some frequency, they are almost never in condition approaching what is seen here. Former owner Philip Howard was a member of the ancient and powerful noble family who held the dukedom of Norfolk, the arms of which appear on his bookplate. A later owner, Oliver Howard (1905-61), was a bookseller and managing director of Bernard Quaritch. A tiny notation on his bookplate seems to indicate that he purchased the book at Sotheby's in 1928.

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        Corona Reale di Savoia o sia Relatione delle Provincie, e titoli as essa appartenenti, esattamente stampata secondo l'edizione degli anni 1655. e 1657.

      Per Lorenzo e Bartolomeo Strabella,, In Torino, 1655 - Due volumi di cm. 26, pp. xl, 286 (2); xvi, 323. Corona di Savoia ai due occhietti e stemmi coronati sabaudi in xilografia ai due frontespizi. Antiporta xilografica al primo volume con ritratto dell'autore entro cornice ornata (altro ritratto xilografico del Della Chiesa inciso a m. pag. alla p. 7 del secondo vol.). Dedica a stampa a Carlo Emanuele II. Numerose stemmi sabaudi incisi su legno nel testo. Testatine, finalini, capilettera ornati, copiosi indici delle famiglie e delle località nominate nel testo. Unito, al secondo volume, il testo dello stesso autore: Fiori di blasoneria per ornare la corona di Savoja con i fregi della nobiltà. Stesse note edit., pp. (8) 73 (1). Bel ritratto all'antiporta. Solida legatura ottocentesca in piena pelle, dorsi lisci con filetti, fregi e titoli in oro. Reimpressione settecentesca 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 ambiti, indugiando sul Ducato di Savoia, su Chiables, Aosta, il Genovese, 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, vissuto fra il 1593 e il 1662, fu Vescovo di Saluzzo, sua città natale, nonchè 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 bibl. araldica", p. 43. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prosp. der Statt Parys wie solche an jietzo an zusehen

      Frankfurt 1655 - Panoramic view overlooking Paris. Beautiful scroll along the bottom lists 44 landmarks, which have tiny, corresponding numbers above the distant hilltops. Matthaus Merian (1593-1650), was a draughtsman, topographical engraver, and publisher from Switzerland. View. Engraving with modern hand coloring. Image measures 10.5" x 31.25".

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        Discorso apologetico d?intorno al discorso di Galileo Galilei circa le cose che stanno su l?Acqua, ò che in quella si muovono

      Dozza 1655 Discorso apologetico d?intorno al discorso di Galileo Galilei circa le cose che stanno su l?Acqua, ò che in quella si muovono. Sì come d?intorno all?aggiunte fatte dal medesimo Galileo nella seconda impressione. Bologna, Dozza, 1655. In 8vo; pp.58. Tracce di studio. Brossura. Raro trattato estratto dalle Opere di Galilei. Riccardi I, 518: ?I diversi trattati hanno front. e numerazione distinta e talora rinvengonsi anche separatamente?.

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        Uranometria, omnium asterismorum continens schemata, nova methodo delineata, aereis laminis expressa

      Ulm: Johann Görlin, 1655 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (395x310 mm). Engraved title-page and 51 unfolded engraved plates of celestial constellations by Alexander Mair. Later full calf, spine titled in gilt, old endpapers included, pastedowns renewed. Margins of title and some plates frayed, very little browning and spotting, title and few plates with repaired marginal tears to fold, last chart with marginal worming. Provenance: ex bibliotheca Semin. St. Sulpitii (ink inscription to rear endpaper). A fine copy of a rare star atlas. ----- Brown pp. 19-25; Warner, Sky explored, pp. 18-19, 1a; Norman 142; Honeyman 246; DSB I, 530 (ref. to 1603 or 1661 editions). - The very rare fourth edition of Bayer's Uranometria (first published in 1603), the first atlas to cover the entire celestial sphere, in fifty-one star charts, including one containing twelve new constellations unknown to Ptolemy. The illustrations are based on Jacob de Gheyn's designs for the Grotius edition of Aratus, published in Leiden in 1600. Johann Bayer (1572-1625) practised as a lawyer in Augsburg, but his principal interest was in the rapidly developing field of astronomy. His most important innovation was a new system of identifying all stars (prior to the invention of the telescope) by Greek and Roman letters, known today as the Bayer designation. The 1655 edition is much rarer than the 1661 edition..

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        Jus Feudale Tribus Libris Comprehensum: Quibus Non Solum

      1655. Craig, Sir Thomas [1538-1608]. Jus Feudale Tribus Libris Comprehensum: Quibus Non Solum Consuetudines Feudales & Praediorum Jura, Quae in Scotia, Anglia, & Plerisque Galliae Locis Obtinent, Continentur; Sed Universum Jus Scoticum, et Omnes Fere Materiae Juris Clare & Dilucide Exponuntur, Et ad Fontes Juris Feudalis & Civilis Singula Reducuntur. Edinburgh: [s.n.] Impressum Anno. Dom. 1655. [xii], 383, [1 blank] pp. Folio (12" x 8"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, recent lettering piece to spine. Rubbed with some loss to spine ends, some worming to rear board and head of spine, joints starting at ends, front hinge partially cracked, about half of front free endpaper lacking, recent armorial bookplate (of the Baron de Spon) to front free pastedown, early wax seals to verso of front free endpaper. Light toning to text, internally clean. A solid copy of an important work. * First edition. Unlike previous compilations, Jus Feudale is an original work. "Indeed Craig was the first systematic writer on law in Scotland. The Jus Feudale is not a mere textbook of the law of land rights, but is a learned disquisition upon a great social system. The opening chapters are devoted to an examination of the sources of law in general, and trace the history and development of the Civil, Canon and Feudal laws. If Craig had accomplished no more than that he would have been entitled to a foremost place amongst our jurists, for unquestionably the form of his book not only exemplified the philosophical outlook of the learned Scots lawyer, but provided a model of construction and treatment for his successors" Black, The Institutional Writers 62-63. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 5:26.

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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 (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 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 DemattË 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.Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica, 182; Koeman, 'Atlantes Neerlandici', II, 502; Lowendahl, 'China Illustrata Nova', 116; Lust, 'Western Books on China', 160; Mungello, 'Curious Land', p.109 & 116-24.

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        Great Britains remembrancer, looking in and out. Tending to the increase of the monies of the Commonwealth. Presented to his Highness the Lord Protector, and to the High Court of Parliament now assembled.

      for Tho[mas] Newcomb, and are to be sold by Humphrey Moseley,, London 1655 - An expanded version of Maddison's Englands looking in and out (1640). Maddison, a forward looking and enterprising landlord was a vocal advocate for the regulation of the money markets, arguing that foreign exchangers and unscrupulous merchants had devalued the currency for personal gain. He developed his ideas in the work above mentioned to include the demand that an accurate account be kept and made available of the balance of trade. "In 1655 he published an updated version of his 1640 tract entitled Great Britain's remembrancer, looking in and out; tending to the increase of the monies of the Commonwealth. Presented to his highness the lord protector and to the high court of parliament now assembled (1655). His recent experience of office can account for new calls for a bank, a council for the mint, and free ports, but his general economic views remained unchanged" (ODNB). 4to (181 × 135 mm), pp. [iv], 42. Title and latter leaves slightly soiled, title with small rubbed hole (not affecting text) to inner margin, minor loss to upper forecorner. Disbound. A good copy. [Wing M245.]

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        Tischszene einer Familie (zeitgenössische Kopie). Ovale sepiagetönte Federzeichnung, vom Künstler datiert

      1655 - Thieme/Becker V, 406. - Am runden gedeckten Esstisch Kind mit seinen Eltern, aus einem Glas trinkend, auf dem Tisch außer Tellern eine leuchtende Kerze mit schöner Lichteinwirkung. - Sehr gutes qualitätsvolles Blatt. Am linken Bildrand ganz minimal, die Zeichnung nicht beeinträchtigend, ergänzt

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        De Usu Patrum Ad Ea Definienda Religionis Capita Quae Sunt Hodie Controversa Libri Duo , Latinè È Gallico Nunc Primùm À J Mettayero Redditi ; Ab Auctore Recogniti, Aucti, & Emendati

      Sumptibus Petri Chouët, Geneva , 1655 . 1st edition. . Full contemporary sprinkled calf, G+. [xxiv]+367+[i]pp, 4to, nice wide margined copy, leather rubbed & worn along the edges with a split at the top of the spine to the rear hinge, bottom R corner of the upper board worn through, old paper spine label illegible, both pastedowns long since detached from the boards ( ownership signature of John Grant dated 1755 to the verso of the rear pastedown ), old latin inscription on the first blank, two old ownership inscriptions on the title, one partly crossed out ( dated 1764 ), paper a little yellowed to the edges, an attractive, un-restored copy. A collection of tracts by the French Huguenot minister Jean Daillé [ 1594 - 1670 ] including the 1632 'Traicte De L'Employ Des Saincts Peres' in which he called into question the authority of the early Church fathers and the importance given to their teachings by the 'Theologia Fundamentalis' of the contemporary Catholic Church. Daille was the private chaplain to the 'Hugueno Pope' Du-Plessis-Mornay. Here the treatise are translated into Latin by Jean Metayer.

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        Museum Wormianum. Seu Historia Rerum rariorum, Tam Naturalium, quam Artificialium, tam Domesticarum, quam Exoticarum, quæ Hafniæ Danorum in ædibus Authoris servantur. Adornata ab...Variis & accuratis Iconibus illustrata.

      Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden), Ex Officina Elzeviriorum, 1655. Folio. Contemporary full vellum binding with yapp edges. Contemporary hand-written title to spine. A few scratches to boards. Very clean, fine, and tight. Internally very nice, clean, and bright, with virtually no brownspotting. Good margins. Portrait mounted (contemporarily) and with slight soiling. Fully complete, with the magnificent double-page engaved plate showing the interior of the museum by Wingendorp, the engraved portrait of Worm by Wingendorp, after Carl van Mander (which is often lacking), 11 beautiful engraved illustrations (one of which consisting in two illustrations), two of which are full-page (one being the famous one of the horn), and numerous lovely, and elaborate woodcut illustrations in the text. Woodcut title-vignette, woodcut vignettes and initials. Title-page + double-page plate + 4 pp. of dedication + 6 pp. of preface and index + portrait + 389, 3 (index) pp. A very crisp and clean copy, rarely seen in such fresh condition.. The scarce first edition of this monumental work in early modern museum literature, constituting the catalogue of the first Danish museum and one of the most important cabinets of curiosities in Europe. The magnificent double-page engraved plate depicting the interior and outlay of the museum is one of the most well known and famous illustrations from any "Wunderkammer"-book, iconographically summizing what we understand by the genre.The Museum Wormianum was filled with preserved animals, horns, tusks, skeletons, minerals, as well as various man-made objects that Worm found equally fascinating and interesting, either due to their age, their beauty, the wonder of their execution, their being exotic, etc., many of them depicted here in the finest manner. The text of the "Museum Wormianum" is divided into four books, the first three dealing with minerals, plants, and animals respectively. The fourth comprises man-made objects, e.g. archeological and ethnographical items, coins, and some original works of art. This, Worm's magnum opus, is not merely a catalogue of the numerous wondrous items in the collection, however, it is a scientifically based scholarly work that also contains references to, and quatations from, other writers. The famous Danish doctor, Ole Worm (1588-1654), who was professor of medicine throughout the last thirty years of his life, had become professor of physics in 1621. Already the year before, in 1620, had he begun the famous collection that would become one of the greatest cabinets of curiosites in Europe (and one of the first museums) and which would earn him the position as the first great systematic collector (within natural history) in Scandinavia. It was his then newly begun collection that enabled him, as professor of physics, to introduce demonstrative subject teaching at the university, as something completely new. He continued building and adding to his magnificent collection, now known as "Museum Wormianum", throughout the rest of his life. Worm used his collection, not only in his teaching (for which he was famous), but also as a starting point for his speculations on philosophy, science, natural history, etc. He is responsible for many great discoveries, e.g. for identifying the narwhal's tusk as coming from a whale rather than a unicorn, as was generally believed at the time. As was also the case with other great cabinets of curiosities, the "Museum Wormianum" greatly served scientific advancement, not least when the images of its content were printed, as they were here, in 1655.As Worm visited other famous cabinets of curiosities, so many foreign visitors came to see his, which was famous throughout Europe. After his death, the collection was bought by the Danish King, Frederik III, and was thus included in Det Kongelige Kunstkammer (The Royal Art Chamber). The collection is now in Statens Naturhistoriske Museum (Natural History Museum), which in November 2011 famously reprodced the "Museum Wormianum", from what they could see it looked like on the great double-page plate in the fabulous catalogue, as a permanent exhibition. The magnificent folio catalogue of the collection was edited and seen through press by Worm's son Willum and was published by the Elzeviers. Willems 772; Paul Grinke: From Wunderkammer to Museum: no. 75

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        Healths Improvement: or, Rules Comprizing and Discovering The Nature, Method, and Manner of Preparing All Sorts of Food Used in This Nation

      London: Thomas Newcomb for Samuel Thompson, 1655. Old style rebound full brown leather with blind-tooled decoration to boards along joints; newer red leather label to spine, newer endpapers. Library stamp & release stamp to verso of title page; blindstamp to lower right corner of first blank. Light to moderate browning to pages; some staining. Outer page edges soiled.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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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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        Japan. "Iaponia Regnum." Kupferstich-Karte mit zeitgenössischem Kolorit nach M. Martini bei Blaeu um 1660

      42x57 cm. - Cortazzi, Isles of Gold, S. 43ff.; Walter 38 u. OAG 28; Campbell, Japan 21. Dekorative Karte der japanischen Inseln Honschu, Kiuschu und Schikoku mit Korea; zeigt die Einteilung in die Provinzen. Die Japan-Karte nach Aufzeichnungen des Jesuitenpaters Martini erschien erstmals bei W. Blaeu 1655. Wenige kleine Stockflecke.

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        Johannis Limnaei Notitia Regni Franci¾. 2 Bde. in 1 Bd.

      Argentorati, Spoor 1655. - Kl.-4¡. Weisses Bl., 3 Bll., 1067, Titelbl., 756 S., 1 Bl., 1 weisses Bl. Pergamentbd. d.Z. (etwas fleckig). Originalausgabe dieser imposanten Studie des deutschen Staatsrechtlers und Reichspublizisten Limnaeus (1592-1663) Ÿber Frankreichs (Geschichte, Sitten, Sprache, UniversitŠten, Adel etc.). - LimnŠus gehšrt zu den BegrŸndern jener deutschen Staatsrechtswissenschaft, die nicht mehr auf dem ršmischen Recht beruhte, sondern auf den Regeln und der Verfassungspraxis des deutschen Reiches (Heiliges ršmisches Reich deutscher Nation). - Weisses Bl. mit Bibliotheksstempel, 2 Bll. mit hinterlegten Fehlstellen (leichter Textverlust), durchgehend etwas gebrŠunt, stellenweise leicht stockfleckig, einige Bll. mit Wurmfrassspuren. - VD17 23:235149T Lang la

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        The reformed Virginian silk-worm, or A rare and new discovery of a speedy way, and easy means, found out by a young Lady in England, she having made full proof thereof in May, anno 1652 For the feeding of silk-worms in the woods, on the mulberry-trees in Virginia ... and also to the good hopes that the Indians, seeing and finding that there is neither art, skill, nor pains in the thing, they will readily set upon it, being by the benefit

      London : Printed by John Streater, for Giles Calvert at the Black-Spread-Eagle at the West-end of Pauls, 1655. 1st Edition. Physical description: 37p. 24cm. Subjects: Silkworms -- Virgnina -- Early works to 1800. Notes: Title within ornamental border. Headpiece; initial letter. Includes a poem by John Ferrar, a contributions from Edward Digges. Another edition of this title, also published in 1655, is attributed to Samuel Hartlib. Referenced by: Thomason E.840[13]. An exceptional example in this condition - unread copy with unopened page. Pages somewhat dust-toned as with age, with some minor, scattered marginal foxing and shadow staining. Some dulling and minor nicks around the edges. Text is in a very clean and sound condition. Bound with cord. This unique and scarce title remains particulary well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

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        Historia rerum Britannicarum ut et multarum Gallicarum, Belgicarum, & Germanicarum, tam politicarum, quam ecclesiasticarum, ab anno 1572, ad annum 1628.

      Amsterdam, Johann Ravesteyn, 1655. - (4), 737, (23) SS. Mit Holzschnittvignette am Titel. Flexibler Pergamentband der Zeit auf 5 durchzogenen Bünden mit hs. Rückentitel. Folio. Erste vollständige Ausgabe. - Das posthum erschienene Werk des Edinburgher Gelehrten R. Johnston (1567?-1639); eine "Latin history of English and Scottish affairs from 1572 to 1628, in twenty-two books" (DNB). Die ersten drei Bücher waren schon 1642 vorab publiziert worden; den Schottland betreffenden Teil hatte Thomas Middleton 1646 als englische Übersetzung herausgebracht. - Mit Widmungsgedicht von John Owen. Das Kolophon lautet "Goudae, typis Guilielmi Vander Hoeve, 1655". Einband lose (es fehlt wohl eine Beibindung geringen Umfangs); sonst gutes Exemplar. Graesse III, 472. DNB X, 957. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE CHURCH-HISTORY OF BRITAIN, from the birth of Jesus Christ, untill the year MDCXLVIII

      London, printed for John Williams. 1655.. FIRST EDITION, 1655. Folio, approximately 360 x 230 mm, 14 x 9 inches, head- and tailpieces, some pictorial initials, 4 engraved plates, 1 double page, plus a fine folding map of Cambridge, some divisional title pages, some dated, pages: [8], 1-171, [8], 1-427, [8], 1-235, [8], 1-238, [8], 1-22, [20] = index, last page blank, there are 2 blank pages present, Rr4 & Hhhh2, lacking blank at Cccccc4, leaves Aaa2 and Aaa3 bound in the wrong order, some errors in numbering but collated and guaranteed complete, bound in Victorian full morocco binding with blind stamped decoration to covers, raised bands to spine, blind stamped and gilt lettered on spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Slight rubbing to hinges, some light scratches to lower cover, old catalogue entry pasted to front pastedown, manuscript notes of births and deaths of 1 family (Samuel and Margaret Prince) from 1846 to 1958 on 2 endpapers, small closed tear to 1 endpaper repaired, slight pale brown stain to title page, neat name at top, small hole in 3 upper margins, no loss of text, small closed tear to 1 upper margin, 2 small margin corners torn off, 1 tiny rust hole in the text with loss of 2 letters, small chip to 1 fore-edge margin, very short closed tear to inner edge of map, neatly repaired on reverse, contents very clean and bright. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy complete with all 4 plates and the map. The work is divided into 11 books as follows: I. The first six centuries: II. From the Conversion of the Saxons to Christianity, untill the (commonly called) Conquest of the Normans; III. From the coming in of the Normans untill the appearing of Iohn Wicliffe; IV. From the first appearing of Iohn Wicliffe untill the Reign of King Henry the Eighth; V. Containing the Reign of King Henry the Eighth; VI. Being the History of Abbeys in England: Of their Originall, Increase, Greatnesse, Decay, and Dissolution; VII. Containing the Reign of King Edward the Sixt; VIII. Containing the Persecutions under the Reign of Queen Mary; IX. Containing the Reign of Queen Elizabeth; X. Containing the Reign of King James; XI. Containing the Reign of King Charles. In addition the volume contains Fuller's The History of the University of Cambridge since the Conquest (register continuous, 172 pages) and The History of Waltham-Abby in Essex, founded by King Harold (register continuous, 22 pages). Both of these items have special title pages dated 1655. The plates consist of a double page of coats of arms of the "Knights Joined with the Monkes of Ely by William the Conquerour"; 2 plates facing each other of different views of Lichfield Cathedral, 1 signed W. Hollar, the other Ro. Vaughan; a plate of coats of arms showing "The Seales of Armes of all the Mitred Abbeys in England"; and a folding street map of Cambridge showing the colleges, churches and other buildings in 1634. A political and religious moderate, Fuller (1608-1661) is known as a scholarly cleric and witty writer who blended humour with didacticism. Although popular with his contemporaries, his work suffered a lengthy period of critical neglect following the Restoration. Interest in his work was revived in the nineteenth century, however, largely through the efforts of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Charles Lamb, both of whom considered Fuller a genius comparable to Shakespeare. The Church-History covers events from the time Christianity was introduced into Britain up to the time of the work's publication and includes a description of the execution of Charles I. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST. THIS BOOK IS VERY HEAVY AND WILL REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE.

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        The reformed Virginian silk-worm, or A rare and new discovery of a speedy way, and easy means, found out by a young Lady in England, she having made full proof thereof in May, anno 1652.: For the feeding of silk-worms in the woods, on the mulberry-trees in Virginia . and also to the good hopes that the Indians, seeing and finding that there is neither art, skill, nor pains in the thing, they will readily set upon it, being by the benefit

      London : Printed by John Streater, for Giles Calvert at the Black-Spread-Eagle at the West-end of Pauls 1655 - Physical description: 37p. 24cm. Subjects: Silkworms -- Virgnina -- Early works to 1800. Notes: Title within ornamental border. Headpiece; initial letter. Includes a poem by John Ferrar, a contributions from Edward Digges. Another edition of this title, also published in 1655, is attributed to Samuel Hartlib. Referenced by: Thomason E.840[13]. An exceptional example in this condition - unread copy with unopened page. Pages somewhat dust-toned as with age, with some minor, scattered marginal foxing and shadow staining. Some dulling and minor nicks around the edges. Text is in a very clean and sound condition. Bound with cord. This unique and scarce title remains particulary well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 1 Kg. 37 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Newe Welt und Americanische Historien

      Frankfurt: Newe Welt und Americanische Historien / Heirs of Matthaeus Merian. 1655. Hardcover. Good. 1655 original edition. Folio 18th Century half leather and marbled boards, 663 pp., four folding maps, one full page map, and numerous in-text engravings. Second edition (original edition was published in 1631), adding an account of Jens Munk's search for the Northwest Passage. An abridgement of De Bry utilizing his plates, previously attributed to Johann Philipp Abelin. Good copy: binding rather rubbed, but boards still firmly attached, engraved title page has been backed with old paper, bookplate on pastedown, a very few ex-library marks: four circular small ink stamps on dedication page, the verso of the first folding map (America), first page of text, and map at p. 138 (Olinda Brazil); discreet 'withdrawn from collection' stamp on top of front pastedown. Otherwise clean and free of marks, text has very minor soil and smuge marks occasionally, light foxing and occasional damp staining, but largely very good. A copy lacking maps sold at Swann in 2012 for $2400, another copy with defects including lacking a leaf, sold at Swann in '09 for nearly $6000. Sabin 50.

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        The Compleat Clark, And Scriveners Guide, Containing the Best Forms

      1655. [Conveyancing]. The Compleat Clark, And Scriveners Guide: Containing Exact Draughts and Presidents of All Manner of Assurances and Instruments Now in use; As they Were Penned and Perfected by Divers Learned Judges, Eminent Lawyers, And Great Conveyancers, Both Ancient and Modern. Whereunto is Also Added a Concordance of Years, From the Time of King Richard the Third Untill This Present; Very Usefull for Conveyancers and Others. With an Exact Alphabeticall Table, Whereby Any of the Said Presidents May be Easily Found Out. London: Printed by T.R. for H. Twyford, 1655. [viii], 664, [16] pp. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, recently rebacked in period style with raised bands and lettering piece, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge, pastedowns lacking. Moderate rubbing to extremities with wear to corners, a few minor scuffs to boards. Early armorial bookplate and armorial bookplate of Sir Frederick Pollock with the note "Lincolns Inn 1886" in his hand to verso of front board, "F. Pollock 1886" to head of title page. Attractive woodcut head-pieces. Toning to text, browning and light foxing in places. Early signature (of John Byeth) to title page and head of preface, interior otherwise clean. A very scarce title with an appealing association. * First edition. This scarce book is a fine guide to the state of conveyancing during the mid-seventeenth century. This was a fairly successful work; its final edition, the fifth, was published in 1683. Sir Frederick Pollock [1845-1937], one of the greatest British judges and legal scholars of his day. His treatises on contracts, jurisprudence the common law and other subjects did much to clarify and systematize English law. Several of these were standard texts that went through several editions. He is also remembered for his collaboration with F.W. Maitland on The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I and his correspondence with Oliver Wendell Holmes, which was published posthumously as The Holmes-Pollock Letters. OCLC locates 2 copies of the first edition. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:480 (16).

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