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        Historia Rerum Britannicarum ut et Mulicarum Gallicarum, Belgicarum, & Germanicarum, tam Politicarum. quam Ecclesiasticarum, ab Anno 1572, ad Annum 1628: Auctore Roberto Johnstono, Scoto-Britannico

      Amstelaedami: Sumptibus Joannis Ravesteynii, 1655. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Folio. 737,(i) pp plus 22pp index. Contemporary full leather; spine in six compartments with raised bands, the compartments intricately gilt except for the compartment containing the red leather lettering piece, gilt. Light wear to corners and hinge, title page dusty with some old signatures, else a near fine copy. In Latin. Lowndes quotes Lord Woodhouselee, who call this a "work of great merit, whether we consider the judicious structure of the narrative, the sagacity of the reflections, the acute discernment of characters, or the classical tincture of the style." (p. 1223.) Contains much matter relating to the early history of Scotland, with several pages devoted to Mary, Queen of Scots.

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        The church-history of Britain; from the birth of Jesus Christ, untill the year M.DC.XL.VIII

      London: Printed for John Williams, 1655. First edition. 3/4 leather. Near Fine. 9 1/2 x 14 inches. Folio. [8] + 171 + [1] (Books I & II); [8] + 200 + (151-200) + 201-427 + [1] (Books II-VII); [8] + 235 + [1] (Books VIII & IX); [8] + 238 (Books X & XI); [8] + 172 (Hist. Cambridge); 22 (Hist. Waltham-Abbey); 19 + [1] (Index). 2 [of 5] full page engravings. Title page lightly soiled, but pages bright and clean and free from marking. Light soiling along edges. Some pages misnumbered. Bound in modern 3/4 brown calf with marbled boards, matching marbled endpapers and red spine label with gilt title and date. ESTCR14493. An excellent first edition copy of this scarce English religious history.

      [Bookseller: St. Wulfstans Books]
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        The Church-History of Britain; From the Birth of Jesus Christ, Untill the Year M.DC.XLVIII.

      For John Williams at the signe of the Crown in St.Paul's Church-yard. London Folio 1655 - pp. (viii), 171, (ix), 200, 153-371, (iii), 375-377, (i), 371-427, (ix), 235, (ix), 114, (ii), 115 [so numbered both recto & verso], 117- 238, (viii), 172, (iv), 5-22, (xx) Index. 5 engravings [1 double-page, 1 folding]. Ninteenth century ecclesiastical calf, sometime rebacked with the old spine relaid, title and following leaf a bit dusty at the edges and with fore-edges strengthened, the second leaf a bit creased in the gutter, occasional old and light marginal damp-marking , occasional edge chip with very slight loss of margin, one plate trimmed to the margins and laid down, marbled end-papers, edges stained red, still a nice copy. *ESTC R14493 - pagination : [8], 171, [9], 200, 153-375, 384-427, [9], 235, [9], 114, [4], 117-238, [10], 172, [4], 5-22, [22] p. [5] leaves of plates : register : a4 A-E4 F G-Y4 2A-2N4 2O 2P-2Q4 [superscript chi]R 2R-2Z4, 2A-2I4 3C-3Z4 3a-3g4 3h , 2[par.]4 3A4 3B-3Z4, 43A-3G4 4 4A-4Z4 4 5A-5B4, 4 4C-4G4 1 4H 1 5a4 1 5A-5R4, 6 4S-4X4 6 4Y 6 6A-6C4 1[par.]-2[par.]4 1 3[par.] . The copy above differs very slightly in pagination but corresponds exactly with the register for the copy in ESTC, but lacks the 3 blanks at : 2R4 1 4H2, and 6 6C4. Second, sixth, seventh, ninth and eleventh books have divisional title pages with continuous pagination and register, tenth book has divisional title page but with separate pagination, third and eighth books have separate dated title pages and separate pagination, and fourth and fifth books have separate dated title pages with continuous pagination and register. Appended, with special title pages, are Fuller's "The history of the University of Cambridge since the conquest" ([viii], 172 p.) and "The history of VValtham-Abby in Essex, founded by King Harold" (22 p.).

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        Tychonis Brahei, equitis Dani astronomorum coryphaei, vita

      Hagae-Comitum: Ex Typographia Adriani Vlaco, 1655. Editio secunda auctior et correctior. Hard cover. Very Good/The real-life Canon of Digne from Umberto Eco's Island of the Day Before, Pierre Gassendi deserves high ranking in the 17th-century Republic of Letters. The life of Tycho Brahe--a hero of scientific method-- is "arguably the oldest full biography of a scientist," according to Thomas Soderqvist (The history and poetics of scientific biography, 2007). It is, however, also very much a history of astronomy. It is followed by lives of other science heroes: Copernicus, Puerbach and Regiomontanus. These were apparently first published in 1653, while the biography of Tycho Brahe was added in 1654, and is here reissued with a fresh title page and corrected text.. Small quarto (21 cm); Extra printed title page, xl, 373, [11] pages, and two full-page engraved portraits of Tycho Brahe and Copernicus. Extra title page printed in red and black, dated 1655. Bound in contemporary vellum with gilt arms of the Society of Writers to the Signet. Some wear; covers dusty; minor foxing, etc. Writers to the Signet ownership inscription on title page. Generally a sound, unsophisticated copy. Reference: Houzeau & Lancaster 6190 and 7788.

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

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

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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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      Madrid: Testimonio. New. Hardcover. <p>This manuscript came from the fine personal library of Cardinal Fabio Chigi, who took the name of Alexander VII on his election as Pope (1655-1667) , and it is now conserved in the Apostolic Library in the Vatican (Chig. F. VII.1590). </p><p>It contains the pharmacopoea which was universally used in the Greek, Roman and Arab worlds from the second century AD until modern times and known as a Dioscorides, after Pedacius Dioscorides Anazarbeus, a Greek doctor in the service of the Roman legions. In his "De Materia Medica", he listed 600 plants, 90 minerals and 30 animal products, with a drawing of each one and a note of its therapeutic properties. </p><p>The Vatican codex is made up of 242 folios on parchment measuring 283 x 198 mm. , to which were added in the 17th century (when it was already in Italy) 2 folios in paper containing an alphabetical index of all the "simples" illustrated. </p><p>The manuscript was originally conceived as a series of drawings only, with no explanatory text. It was compiled, using alphabetical order, around the middle of the 15th century, in the Monastery of St. John the Baptist in Constantinople, and was modelled on a famous Dioscorides which had been given in 512 to Juliana Anisia, daughter of the emperor Anisius Olibira and Placidia, daughter of Valentinian III; it is now conserved in Vienna. A religious in the Monastery of St Demetrius, called Isidore Ruthenus, was charged with writing in the Greek names of the plants in very small letters on the tops of the folios. Five other hands, two Greek and then later, after the codex came to Italy, three Latin, added other names for the plants in Greek, Latin and also some Romance languages. </p><p>Most of the folios (13-219) represent plants with a smaller number (221-232) showing the animal world (reptiles, insects, birds, etc. ). The quality of the drawings and the accuracy of the colour used are so remarkable that botanists describe this as a unique work of art among manuals of ancient and medieval pharmacopoea and botany. </p> .

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        The History of That Great and Renowned Monarchy of China. ... all the Particular Provinces are Accurately Described ... the Dispositions, Manners, Learning, Lawes, Militia, Government, and Religion of the People. ... Bellum Tartaricum, or the Conquest of

      London: Printed for John Crook, and are to be Sold at His Shop at the Sign of the Ship ..., 1655. Pp. [10], 308, [2] - publisher&#39;s adverts, engraved frontispiece portrait plus 1 engraved plate, folding map. On a separate title-page: &#39;Bellum Tartaricum, or the Conquest of The Great and most Renowned Empire of China, By the Invasion of the Tartars, who in these last seven years, have wholly subdued that vast Empire. ... Written originally in Latine by Martin Martinius, present in the Countrey at most of the Passages herein related, And now faithfully Translated into English," (at page [249] - 308), engraved frontispiece portrait, engraved map dated 1654. Period style rebind in full calf, 5 raised bands, gilt-stamped spine title, sewn headbands, new endpapers distressed, folding map now mounted, dust soiling and thumbing to margins as to be expected, otherwise a superb copy of a very important book. Alvarez Semedo served as Portuguese Procurado General for China and resided 22 years at the Court. Derived from first-hand observation. First published in Madrid in 1642. "The second part is based on Martino Martini&#39;s De Bello Tartarico Historia (1654) - the story of the Manchu conquest of China, a work that was at the time was considered the best general description of China." . First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Quarto.

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        Bab Musi, Porta Mosis, sive, Dissertationes aliquot suis in varias Mishnaioth, sive textus Talmudici partes, commentariis praemissae, quae ad universam serè Judaeorum disciplinam aditum aperiunt : nunc primùm Arabicè prout ab ipso autore conscriptae sunt, & Latine edita... Opera &a

      Oxford: Excudebat H. Hall Academiae typographyus, impensis R. Davis,, 1655. Hard Cover. Good/Seminal edition of the six prefatory sections of the Commentary on the Mishnah ("Sefer HaMaor" or "Kitab al-Siraj") in the original Judeo-Arabic (that is, Arabic transliterated in Hebrew letters) and with Latin translation and commentary by Edward Pococke (1604-1691). Porta Mosis is the first book published in Hebrew characters at Oxford, utilizing type designed by William Laud, late Archbishop of Canterbury. Much of the text was drawn directly from autograph manuscripts that Pococke had acquired in Syria. Pococke was also the principal contributor to the great Polyglot Bible of 1654-67.& The text includes the Rambam&#39;s Thirteen Principles of Faith, which, in Hebrew translation, have been incorporated into the Jewish liturgy at the end of the weekday morning service, and as the hymn "Yigdal."& . Quarto (19cm); [24], 355, [4], 436, [28] pages. Text in Judeo-Arabic and Latin, with some Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic, and Persian types utilized in notes. Bound in 19th-century boards covered with black mottled paper, quite worn. Title-page soiled; text paper somewhat brittle at edges displaying signs of waterstaining at lower outer corners and some margins. Ex-library with minimal markings, but with shelf mark on spine. From the collection of 19th-century scholar Dr. Johann August Neander (1789-1850), a Jewish convert to Christianity who studied Christian church history. References: Wing (rev. ed.) M2855; Madan, Oxford Books, III, 2277,

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        The Most notable Antiquity of Great Briitain, vulgarly called Stone-Henge on Salisbury Plain

      Sign of the Rainbow in Fleetstreet and Fountain Tavern in the Strand. London: Daniel Pakeman. Laurence Chapman, 1655 Tall 4to, 1st ed, 1 pl, 7 plans. In 20c speckled calf to style with boxed tooling. Spine with titles in gilt, some wear along joints. Internally, 20c endpages, book label of Charles Butler and a presentation label from the author Gwyn Williams to the Harlech College to fpd, Harlech College stamp and bookplate to fep, fine portrait frontis of Inigo Jones by Hollar after Vandyke present, title page in red and black inks, [6], 109 pp, [1] errata, 1 pl (portrait), 7b plans (all double page and folding), printed by James Flesher, text block edges sprinkled red, College stamp to ep.&ldquo;There were but a few copies printed, and most of them were lost in the Fire of London.&rdquo; Gough. Lowndes.Biblio:|~|ESTC R13850. Wing J954. Lowndes 2522.1225. Allibone 370.2621.Jones, Inigo (1573&ndash;1652), architect and theatre designer.In 1655 John Webb published The most Notable Antiquity of Great Britain, Vulgarly called Stone-Heng on Salisbury Plain, Restored by Inigo Jones Esquire. This presents a continuous text which purports to be by Jones, though Webb admits that he had compiled it from no more than &lsquo;some few indigested notes&rsquo;. When in 1663 Dr Walter Charleton published, in Chorea gigantum, a comprehensive rebuttal of Jones&#39;s conclusions, Webb returned to the fray with a long and impassioned defence, A Vindication of Stone-Heng Restored (1665). This second work throws a great deal of further light on the reasoning behind Jones&#39;s theory about the origin and purpose of Stonehenge.Jones&#39;s study of the monument originated in 1620, when James I, in progress at Wilton House, Wiltshire, set him to the task. However, his ideas did not come together until after 1637. He concluded that Stonehenge, since it was a structure of &lsquo;elegancy and proportion&rsquo;, had been erected, not by the native Britons but by the Romans. He interpreted it, in being a circular, roofless structure in open country in what he argued was the Tuscan order, as a temple to the Roman god of the sky, Coelus. He confirmed himself in this belief by reconstructing the plan in such a way that the positions of the stones in the outer circle and inner hexagon were defined by four superimposed equilateral triangles inscribed in a circle, in exactly the same way as Vitruvius recommended for constructing the orchestra and stage of a Roman theatre. Webb, in the Vindication, points out several parallels between the analysis of Stonehenge and the design principles underlying Jones&#39;s major buildings of the 1630s. His studies of Stonehenge, however implausible historically, must have confirmed for Jones the validity of his own architectural ambition, to bring, or rather to bring back, to Britain the monumental and mathematically ordered architecture of the Romans. See ODNB.

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      Amsterdam: Ex officinia Elzeviriana, 1655. Full Leather. Very Good binding. Important printing of Homer by the Elsevier Press. Engraved title for the Iliad [Volume I] portrait of Homer in medallion, with Achilles and Ulysses as soldiers standing guard, and with Elsevier&#39;;s engraved device. Elsevier broke new ground in scholarly publishing with this edition, printing the Greek and Latin parallel texts, with the Greek "scholia" underneath, rather like footnotes. The editor, Corneli Schrevelius [or Scrivener] who led the Latin School in Leiden, expresses his belief that this is the best edition. Two volumes bound together, in contemporary calf with heraldic device stamped in gilt, and later (probably 19th century) spine. Very Good binding.

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      London: Evan Tyler for A Society of Stationers. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1655. Hardcover. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrated title pages; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 936, [2], 78, [4] p. pages; THE HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW. NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATION DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED BOUND WITH THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMS. Contemporary calf leather neatly rebacked. New Testament page dated 1654. TWO ENGRAVED TITLE PAGES. Some internal darkening with occasional slight chipping. 17th and 19th century ink annotations on verso of New Testament title page. Lacking leaf Aa4. Herbert 646. Wing B-2243 (2nd ed) & B-2459. Only one copy found of The Bible, that in British and Foreign Bible Society, London, England (Lbb) Bound with THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMS: COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH METRE, BY THOMAS STERNHOLD, JOHN HOPKINS, AND OTHERS: SET FORTH AND ALLOWED TO BE SUNG IN ALL CHURCHES, OF ALL THE PEOPLE TOGETHER, BEFORE AND AFTER MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER; AND ALSO BEFORE AND AFTER SERMONS, AND MOREOVER IN PRIVATE HOUSES FOR THEIR GODLY SOLACE AND COMFORT: LAYING APART ALL UNGODLY SONGS AND BALLADS, WHICH TEND ONLY TO THE NOURISHING OF VICE, AND CORRUPTING OF YOUTH. Sternhold, Thomas, d. 1549, tr. And Hopkins, John, d. 1570, tr. . London, Companie of Stationers 1655. Wing , B2459A. 11 copies found of The Psalms. ESTCR172754 .

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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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      VENETIA - BABAEdito nel 1655 in Venetia. Vol. in 16¯ - Fresca legatura in piena pergamena , al dorso fregi e scritte in oro. Antiporta, capilettera, testatine e finalini incisi. In buono stato.

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        The Most notable Antiquity of Great Briitain, vulgarly called Stone-Henge on Salisbury Plain

      Sign of the Rainbow in Fleetstreet and Fountain Tavern in the Strand. London: Daniel Pakeman. Laurence Chapman, 1655 Tall 4to, 1st ed, 1 pl, 7 plans. In 20c speckled calf to style with boxed tooling. Spine with titles in gilt, some wear along joints. Internally, 20c endpages, book label of Charles Butler and a presentation label from the author Gwyn Williams to the Harlech College to fpd, Harlech College stamp and bookplate to fep, fine portrait frontis of Inigo Jones by Hollar after Vandyke present, title page in red and black inks, [6], 109 pp, [1] errata, 1 pl (portrait), 7b plans (all double page and folding), printed by James Flesher, text block edges sprinkled red, College stamp to ep.&ldquo;There were but a few copies printed, and most of them were lost in the Fire of London.&rdquo; Gough. Lowndes.Biblio:

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        Ortus Medicinae id est initia Phisicae Inaudita Progressus medicinae novus, in morborum ultionem ad vitam longam. Edente authoris filio Francisco Mercurio Van Helmont. Editio Quarta..

      Lugduni, sumptibus Joannis Baptistae Devenet, 1655. 1655 Due tomi in un vol. in -folio, (12 cc.), pp. 487 (1 b.) - 192 pp. (30 cc. ultima b.). Elaborato frontespizio allegorico inciso in rame da N. Auroux. Leg. dell'epoca piena pelle. Dorso a nervi con titolo su frammento in pelle. Piatti inquadrati da filetto oro. Cuffie e cerniere restaurate. Leggero alone di umido al margine alto del volume. Importante raccolta delle opere del famoso medico e alchimista belga, raccolte e pubblicate dal figlio, François Mercure. La seconda parte, Opuscula Medica Inaudita, è divisa in quattro parti: I. de Lithiasi. II. de Febribis. III. de Humoribus Galeni. IV. de Peste. Jean Baptiste Van Helmont nacque a Bruxelles nel 1577. Studiò filosofia all'Università di Lovanio dove seguì i corsi di Martino del Rio sugli arcani della magia. Viaggiò attraverso l'Europa per istruirsi e, conosciuto un discepolo di Paracelso si entusiasmò per la chimica e l'alchimia. Dal 1605 consacrò i suoi studi alla Pirotecnia, la Medicina, l'Alchimia e la Filosofia. Autore di svariate opere, una di queste, De magnetica vulnerum curatione viene pubblicata a sua insaputa a Parigi nel 1621, suscitando la gelosia di alcuni medici tra cui François de Paz medico del Granduca, Thomas Fienus e Gerard de Villers, professori a Lovanio che, con le loro critiche attirarono l'attenzione dei teologi sul le sue teorie, considerate false e diaboliche. Nel 1625 l'Inquisizione spagnola istruì un procedimento contro Van Helmont, sospettato di essere un filosofo ermetico. Incarcerato, fu costretto a ritrattare le sue proposizioni. Morì a Bruxelles nel 1644

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        The Reformed Commonwealth of Bees. Prefented in feverall Letters and Obfervations, with The Reformed Virginian Silk-Worm containing many excellent and choice secrets, experiments and difcoveries for attaining of National and Private....: 2 Vols.:

      London, John Street for Giles Calvert, 1655.. HARDBACKS, Vol. I: beige cloth covered boards, handwritten details on paper label on front cover, title-page pasted on replacement page, pages: [ii], 62, [ii], illus. 3, 134mm x 186mm (5.25" x 7.25"), spine lightly faded, title-page and last page a little brown, otherwise a very fine copy. Vol. II: new full-calf with gilt rules, decorative edges and gilt lettering on spine, pages: [ii], 40, (lacking pages 5-12 = Sig. B - replaced with blank paper), all edges gilt, 133mm x 178mm (5.25" x 7"), small light marks on covers, last page browned, spotting in varying degrees, otherwise a fine copy of a rare set. From the S A Baldwin Bee Library. British Bee Books No. 33. Includes earliest known description of the octagonal three-storied hive, with a drawing of it by Christopher Wren.

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        Les Oracles Divertissans, ou l&#39;on Trouve la decision des Questions les plus curieuses pour se rejouir dans les compagnies. Avec un Traite Curieux et Recreatif des Couleurs, Armoiries, aux Livrees & aux Faveurs; & la signification des Plantes, Fleurs, & Fruits

      La Haye: Chez Adrian Vlacq, 1655. Hardcover. Very Good. Contemporary full vellum binding, showing no snags or splits, darkened at the spine, soiled and mildly rubbed; small contemporary owner name at the very foot of the frontispiece partly excised (not affecting the plate itself); contents clean and tight throughout with no margin inscriptions and no worm or insect damage; also, no loose leaves. Size: small octavo (160mm x 115mm); pagination: engraved frontispiece, blank, title-page, 72; [ii], 78. Part One, dated 1655 at the title-page, contains a sort of game involving questions for an &#39;oracle&#39;, presumably the same oracle depicted in the engraved frontispiece, which seems to be a fortune wheel. Part Two, paginated separately, has its own title-page, dated 1664, deals with the heraldic and mystical role of colours, blazons and symbols, etc. A scarce work in any condition and very scarce in sound very good order, as is this copy.

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        Commentarius de pænula. Accesit Cl. V. Henrici Ernstii ejusdem argumenti Epistola.

      Copenhagen: Melch. Martzani 1655. With 3 fullpage engraved illustrations of cloaks. Small 8vo. (20) + 84 pp. Slightly later vellum over stiff boards. With ownership signatures on titlepage.. First edition. A treatise on the Paenula, the thick sleveless cloak, chiefly used by the Romans when travelling instead of the toga, as a protection against the cold and rain, with three fine engravings of the styles involved.

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        Oratio de felici augustissimi Suecorum regis Caroli Decimi in Polonia successu.

      Quam in illustri Holmensium collegio XXVI. octob. anni 1655. ex memoriæ penu omni animi devotione dixit Johannes Leonardi, Holmensis. Stockholm, Johannes Janssonii, 1655. Folio. 16 s. Små bläckstänk och enstaka understrykningar, titelbladet något solkigt. Tagen ur band, med rester av marmorerad ryggremsa. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek.Ej i Collijn. Warmholtz 4527. Med tryckt dedikation till Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie. Hyllningstal hållet i Stockholm den 26 oktober 1655 över Karl X Gustavs stora framgångar i Polen

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        Praenestes antiquae libri duo. romae, typis angeli bernabo', 1655.

      Cm. 22,5, pp. (10) 292 (2). Grande stemma al frontespizio, illustrazioni nel testo e 8 tavole f.t. (di cui tre più volte ripiegate). Ottima legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con nervi passanti e titoli ms. al dorso. Esemplare con qualche brunitura e soprattutto un alone al margine basso delle ultime carte (che interessa anche le tavole); la grande tavola divisa in due (senza perdite). Peraltro copia genuina, completa ed in discreto stato di conservazione. Ex libris inglese. Edizione originale, piuttosto rara che, a causa della qualità della carta spesso si trova in stato di conservazione non buona. Cfr. Cicognara, 2630.

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        Ortus Medicinae, id est initia physicae inaudita Progressus medicinae novus, in morborum ultionem ad Vitam Longam. editio quarta.

      Lugduni., Sumptibus Joannis Baptistae Devenet., 1655. 36 x 24 cms, engraved title leaf. (viii), (xvi), 487 p., Bound with : Ioannis Baptistae van Helmont, Opuscula Medica Inaudita. I. de Lithiasi. II. de Febribis. III. de Humoribus Galeni. IV. de Peste. editio quinta. Lugduni, Devenet, 1665, 192 p. plus indices of 57 p., 1 p. with approbationes. fly leaves. first 10 ff. with wormhole in the margin. some moisture. most ff. with staining in the margins. contemp. calf. edges, corners and spine renewed with calf. 6 raised bands. still a good copy. opus edited by his son : Franciscus Mercurius van Helmont

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        Historia Rerum Britannicarum ut et Mulicarum Gallicarum, Belgicarum, & Germanicarum, tam Politicarum. quam Ecclesiasticarum, ab Anno 1572, ad Annum 1628: Auctore Roberto Johnstono, Scoto-Britannico

      Amstelaedami: Sumptibus Joannis Ravesteynii, 1655. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Yes. Folio. 737,(i) pp plus 22pp index. Contemporary full leather; spine in six compartments with raised bands, the compartments intricately gilt except for the compartment containing the red leather lettering piece, gilt. Light wear to corners and hinge, title page dusty with some old signatures, else a near fine copy. In Latin. Lowndes quotes Lord Woodhouselee, who call this a "work of great merit, whether we consider the judicious structure of the narrative, the sagacity of the reflections, the acute discernment of characters, or the classical tincture of the style." (p. 1223.) Contains much matter relating to the early history of Scotland, with several pages devoted to Mary, Queen of Scots.

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        Speculum religionis.

      Religions-spegel/ hwar uthi åtskildnan/ emellan wår sanna prophetiska och apostoliska lära/ och the papistiske så ock calviniske wilfarelser/ klarligen kan beskodhas. Ther brede widh beskrifwes atheismus, hwilken ingen religion achtar/ medh en appendice, som uthwijsar genom hwad medhel/ wij kunnom behålla itt rolighit tilstånd/ uthi wår reena och sanna religion. (Västerås), E. Lauringer, 1655. 8:o. (16),431,(1) s. Titelsidan med typografiskt ramverk. + LAURELIUS, OLOF. Spiritualis forma regiminis. En andeligh regiments form. Uthdraghen aff gudz ord/ och heligha konungars exempel. Korteligen författat. (Västerås), E. Lauringer, 1654. 8:o. (4) s. A8-F8 (=100) s. Titelsidan med typografiskt ramverk. + EKINIUS, LAURENTIUS N. Genom wäsenteligen godhe gudz bijstånd. En kort betrachtelse om thet högsta timmeliga goda. Medh then widtberömde philosophiske facultetens samtycke uthi Upsala konungzlige universitet. För en disputation: under wyrdige och höghlärde man/ m. Isac Isthmenio, förnemlige physices professore, och nu för tijden/ uthi förb:te facultet högtährade decano &c. aff sturorum stipendiario, Laurentio N. Ekinio nericiensi på latinske språket författadt/ framstäldt och hållin uthi förb: academia, then 21 april anno 1649. Och nu sedhan för serdeles orsaker på wårt swenska tungomål uthtolkat/ medh någhre andelige och werldzlighe exempel, och eliest wijdhare uthfördt. Uppsala, E. Matzon, 1649. 8:o. A4,B8-Q8 (=248) s. Alla sidor med typografiskt ramverk. Samtida pergamentbd med handskriven ryggtitel. Bakre pärm ngt fläckig och insidan med spricka överst. Inlagan ställvis fuktfläckig. Det sista arbetet hårt skuret i yttermarginalerna på sina håll, t.ex. på blad B6-7 med vidhängande textförlust. En reva i nedre marginalen på blad P4. Med O. E. Nezelius namnteckning på det första titelbladet. Från Ericsberg. Andra arbetet saknar ett extra grav. titelblad.. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi 1600-talet 503, 501 respektive 224. Lidén Catalogus disputationum 19 för det tredje arbetet vars ursprungliga titel är "[grekiskt ord], considerationem ultimi actionum civilium finis exhibens". Det är kanske den första svenska akademiska avhandling som översatts till svenska. O. E. Nezelius (1638-1710) var verksam vid Uppsala universitet innan han 1692 utnämndes till prost i Vingåker. 1703 installerades han som biskop i Göteborg

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        Apologia contra mendaces Christophori Farnneri calumnias, ex Germanico in Latinum idioma trans-fusa

      Amsterdam, o. Dr., 1655.. 94 S. Umschlag unter Verwendung eines französischen Dokuments des 18. Jhdts. auf Pergament.

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        Metamorphosis telae judiciriae, Das ist: Seltzame Gerichtshändel, samt denen, hierauf gleichfalls seltzam erfolgten Gerichts Aussprüchen ... mit lustigen Anmerckungen erläutert, auch unterschiedlichen Geschichten vermehret. 2 Teile in 1 Band

      Nürnberg, Endter, 1655 - 1658.. Mit 2 Kupfertiteln. 7 Bll., 761 S., 8 Bll.; 7 Bll., 452 S., 6 Bll. Pergamentband aus einer Handschrift des 15. Jahrhunderts.

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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

      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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        Rey de Suecia: Gothia, y Vandalia: Grande principe de Filandia [...].

      (1)-2. Stockholm, Johannis Janssonii, 1655. 12mo. (12),+ 768, 787-818,+ (1),+ (2, blanks); 96, 93-212, 211-528,+ (1) pp. Minor spotting. Contemporary vellum, handwrittten title on spine. From the library of Johan Henric Schröder, and from Ericsberg. Ink notations on front fly-leaf. Collijn sp. 905. Carlander III, 368ff. Antonio da Sylva y Sousa var portugisisk resident i Sverige åren 1653-60 och huvudsakligen känd som författare till denna bok. Endast fragment av hans beskickningshandlingar finns bevarade. Troligen var han beordrad att bevara drottning Kristinas vänskap för Portugal och att utveckla det kommersiella utbytet mellan länderna, framförallt det portugisiska saltet. Det nyligen självständiga Portugal var hårt trängt på Pyreneiska halvön. Sylva y Sousa blev också snart motarbetad i Stockholm av den spanska residenten Pimentel och Kristina blev mer och mer habsburgvänlig. I maj 1654 bröt hon oväntat, utan Rådets vetskap, med Portugal och dess kung Johan IV. Efter abdikationen återupprättade Karl X Gustav Sveriges och Portugals relationer och Sylva y Sousas ställning i Stockholm stärktes förmodligen. Historieprofessorn Johan Henrik Schröders (1791-1857) bibliotek, "fullt af gamla sällsynta svenska böcker", såldes på bokauktion i Uppsala efter tryckt förteckning. Enligt Henrik Klemming rådde auktionsdagen sådan snöyra i Uppsala att många, både anbud och spekulanter, inte kunde komma fram till auktionen i tid. Böckerna såldes ofta mycket billigt

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        Germania Topo-Chrono-Stemmato-Graphica Sacra et Profana. Volume I

      Ulm: Gorlin, August Vindelicorum. 1655. Folio - 33 cm Tall. H Hard Cover. Poor. Published 1655. First volume in a massive genealogical work that eventually consisted of four volumes. This volume contains the genealogies of some of the most famous rulers and nobility of Germany and of the Holy Roman Empire, shown in graphic form with dozens of woodcut coats of arms. Period binding in full calf stamped with a profusion of gilt fleur-de-lis, gilt stamped armorial seals on front and rear covers showing three lilies in a sheild surrounded by thorns, the words Lilium Inter Spinas above, Collegium Grassinaeum below, copper engraved title, (10), 151, 64, 97, 282 (36) pages. Front cover detached, covers and spine badly chipped and worn, text block sound with two leaves detached and worn about the edges but present, numerous dampstains, very minor worming to the index, names on preliminary blank and title page. A quite rough but complete copy of this volume.

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        Ortus Medicinae, id est initia physicae inaudita Progressus medicinae novus, in morborum ultionem ad Vitam Longam. editio quarta

      Lugduni., Sumptibus Joannis Baptistae Devenet., 1655. 36 x 24 cms, engraved title leaf. (viii), (xvi), 487 p., Bound with : Ioannis Baptistae van Helmont, Opuscula Medica Inaudita. I. de Lithiasi. II. de Febribis. III. de Humoribus Galeni. IV. de Peste. editio quinta. Lugduni, Devenet, 1665, 192 p. plus indices of 57 p., 1 p. with approbationes. fly leaves. first 10 ff. with wormhole in the margin. some moisture. most ff. with staining in the margins. contemp. calf. edges, corners and spine renewed with calf. 6 raised bands. still a good copy. opus edited by his son : Franciscus Mercurius van Helmont.

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        Museum Wormianum. Seu historia rerum rariorum, tam naturalium, quam artificialium, tam domesticarum, quam exoticarum, quae Hafniae Danorum in aedibus Authoris servantur

      Leiden: ex Officina Elzeviriorum, 1655. Folio. (14 x 8 3/4 inches). Title with woodcut vignette, 1 double-page engraved interior view of the museum by G. Wingendorp, engraved portrait of the author by G. Wingendorp after Carl van Mander, 11 engraved illustrations (2 full-page, two showing 2 &#39;figures&#39; on a single plate), 139 woodcut illustrations. (Light old worming to upper blank margins of title, the double-page view and the two following leaves). Late 18th-century Italian half marbled sheep over marbled paper-covered boards, spine in six compartments with raised bands, brown morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, repeat decoration of roll tools above and below a central tool showing a pair of birds on the rim of a vase, speckled edges. An excellent untouched copy of the first edition of this fascinating and well-illustrated description of the contents of Danish physician Ole Worm&#39;s "Wunderkammer" - the most famous northern European proto-museum of the 17th century. Wunderkammers (also known as cabinets of curiosities or wonder-rooms) were collections of types of objects we now regard as quite separate, but whose boundaries were in the Renaissance yet to be defined. They included specimens we would now categorize as belonging to natural history .... geology, ethnography, archaeology, religious or historical relics, works of art, including cabinet paintings, and antiquities. Some belonged to rulers, aristocrats or merchants, others [as here] to early practitioners of science in Europe, and were precursors to museums of different sorts. The term cabinet originally described a room rather than a piece of furniture. Two of the most famously described 17th century cabinets were those of Ole Worm (also known as Olaus Wormius) (1588-1654), and Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680). These 17th-century cabinets were filled with preserved animals, horns, tusks, skeletons, minerals, and other types of objects. Often they would contain a mix of fact and fiction, including apparently mythical creatures. Worm&#39;s collection contained, for example, what he thought was a Scythian Lamb, a wooly fern thought to be a plant/sheep fabulous creature ... The specimens displayed were often collected during exploring expeditions and trading voyages. Worm was a great believer in the value of studying the objects themselves rather than just relying on the descriptions of others: "Let us take off the spectacles that show us the shadows of things instead of the things themselves". "A gifted polymath, Worm collected many types of objects, especially those of natural history and man-made artifacts, which he carefully arranged and classified, following a rigorous method ... His museum, which became one of the great attractions in Copenhagen, included the skull of a narwhal properly described; previously narwhal tusks had been supposed to be the horns of unicorns" (DSB). Worm was professor of Medicine at the University of Copenhagen for much of the period during which he was collecting the items in his museum. This work was published in the year after he died and includes a dedication/preface by Worms&#39; son. In effect, it served as both a monument to the great collector, and also a record of the collection as it stood shortly before he died. After his death it passed to King Frederick III of Denmark, and was installed in the old castle at Copenhagen. Aside from the important text, a number of the images are particularly fine and valuable. The double-page image of the interior of the museum is an apparent eye-witness record of how Worms had arranged his collection. It "shows the actual arrangement of the specimens on open shelves with boxes and trays of shells, minerals, stones, rare earths and animal bones, the larger specimens on higher shelves mixed up with bronzes, antiquities and ethnographic objects, racks of spears and utensils, horns and antlers and stuffed animals hang on the walls and from the ceiling are suspended large fish, a polar bear and a Greenland kayak" (Paul Grinke From Wunderkammer to museum). There is also an insightful portrait of the author aged sixty-six from an original by Carl van Mander (1580-c.1665) which was painted in 1664. The engraved illustrations also include a number of striking images: the first illustration of a Great Auk (a flightless and now-extinct sea-bird); a finely-observed and surprisingly modern looking full-page image of a Great Northern Diver or the Common Loon, a bird that is a North American native; and the final engraving - a full-page illustration of an intricately-carved hunting horn. Cobres p.98, n.2; Eales 456; Nissen ZBI 4473; Willems 772.

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        A COLLECTION OF 180 COPIES OF THE COMPLETE ANGLER, REPRESENTING 162 EDITIONS (with additional related works)

      1655. An Extensive Library of Waltoniana, theProduct of More than Three Decades of Collecting mm (). Various sizes. 218 volumes in all. Put together with discrimination and care over a period of more than 30 years, the present collection contains the vast majority of "Compleat Angler" printings--including all but two of the 16 editions issued before 1800--along with other Waltoniana. First published in 1653, Walton's "Compleat Angler" is the classic work on the art of angling, infused with wise fish lore, written by an indomitable angler who knew every haunt of fresh water fish in the south of England. But, as Day says, "the love of angling is only the outward sign of a gentle inward grace, the soul of a thoroughly good man who loves peace and quiet meditation. If any one man created the idyll of the English countryside, it was Walton. The modern reader may shake his head at Walton's complete absence of 'social consciousness' and the perplexing conundrums of men and life; but the headshaking is ultimately stilled by the naïve genius who evokes with all the charm of an old woodcut an England of sweet streams, smiling fields, cheery taverns, and unshakable faith in God and His wonderful world." All of the important printings are in this collection, including multiple issues of the Hawkins, Bagster, Major, Tegg, Pickering, Bethune, Jessie, and Davies editions, as well as many more--everything from the second edition of 1655 to the 456th of 1986. There are rare translations (e.g., the sought-after 1859 first printing in German), illustrated versions (the limited Rackham edition of 1931), copies in fine bindings (by Gosden, Hayday, Zaehnsdorf, and others), and hard-to-find reprints in hard cover and paperback through the 21st century. There are some 18 editions here where a second copy represents an important variant like a Large Paper format. Provenance is important in a number of cases, as there are volumes once belonging to Oliver, Coigney, Dean Sage, and others whose names lend association value. Also present are non-"Angler" titles written by Walton, chief of which is a group of 11 printings of his famous "Lives." Perhaps the most interesting book here that is about Walton is the owner's personal copy of Coigney's bibliography, annotated to reflect this collection. Other items of Waltoniana include biographies, library or auction catalogues, scholarly analyses, works inspired by the "Angler," and a book of poems by Charles Cotton, whose contribution to the text of the 1676 edition brought the work to its full generally recognized form. The entire library is in excellent to fine condition, a reflection of the judiciousness of the collector. (A detailed list of the collection is available upon request.).

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        A brief and perfect journal of the late proceedings and success of the English army in the West-Indies, continued until June the 24th 1655 together with some queres inserted and answered

      The British Seize Jamaica; a fascinating account of the British loss at Hispaniola and their subsequent victory in Jamaica. 1655. London. In 4to (174 mm x 130 mm). 27. In a simple 19th century cloth and marbled boards, worn and rubbed. Title stained, with loss to upper outer margin, affecting four characters of text, foxing throughout, contemporary ink notations on verso of final leaf, else fine. First edition. Remarkably rare, only a few copies have appeared at auction in the last years. The pamphlet details the expedition commanded by Admiral Penn, father of William Penn, and General Venables -under Cromwell's orders- to seize the Spanish West-India islands, outlining the events of Britain's unsuccessful naval attacks on Hispaniola and questions the motivations of the expedition. The author, citing several reasons for failure, specifically mentions the severe heat and the ill-preparation of the soldiers with Spanish lances: "The Spaniards also (by often use and practice) become more expert in the use of these weapons." Following the ill-fated expedition -shameful defeat of Cromwell's strong army at Hispaniola on April 25, 1655-, the British fleet turned their attention to Jamaica, with Penn commanding the Swiftsure, and landed on the 10th of May. The author notes the paucity of Spanish defenders upon their arrival: "onely three or four small and slight Brest-workes, with some few Guns, and seeing so numerous an Army in readiness to Land, made not many shot, but fled in hast to the town of Oristano....". By the 17th, the entire island surrendered, and only one month later, Penn returned to England with the principal part of the fleet. The author also includes a brief description of their newly seized island, comparing it to Hispaniola, "it is no lesse fruitfull, and altogether as plentifull in Fish, Fowle, and Cattell of all forts....". Owing to its sugar crop, Jamaica would become one of the most profitable and valuable English spoils and a central point for the development of the slave trade.European Americana lists two issues: one with "successe of the English army" in the title and thirty-nine lines of text on page 6; the other is listed with "success of the English army" and forty lines on page 6. The present copy is a further unnoted variant, having "success" on the title page but with thirty-nine lines of text on page 6. European Americana, 655/27. Sabin, 7854, 74616.

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        A New Survey of the West-India&#39;s: Or, The English-American His Travail By Sea and Land: Containing a Journal of Three Thousand and Three Hundred Miles Within the Main Land of America

      London: E. Cotes for John Sweeting, 1655., 1655. Small folio (7 2/8 x 11 2/8 inches). [10], 220, [12] pp. Four engraved maps: North and South America; West-Indies; New Spain (central Mexico with Pacific Coast); and "Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popaian" (the southern half of Central America with northwest regions of South America). (Marginal dampstaining, slightly affecting West Indies map and occasionally affecting text block, occasional spotting, minor chipping to edges of first map and first few text leaves.) Modern speckled calf antique, covers decorated with double gilt fillet, spine gilt in compartments, with red and green morocco lettering-pieces. Provenance: Contemporary ownership inscription on frontispiece map of John Kyrwood; a few contemporary English marginalia. THE FIRST EDITION WITH THE MAPS, OF THE FIRST NON-SPANISH DESCRIPTION OF THE SPANISH DOMINIONS IN THE NEW WORLD. As a child Gage had been sent by his father to Spain to study with the Jesuits. He joined the Dominican order instead, and in 1625 began his travels as a stowaway, smuggled in a biscuit barrel aboard a ship bound for the Philippines, in violation of the Spanish royal decree excluding foreigners from the new Spanish territories. Gage spent most of the next 12 years in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama, living among the Indians and occasionally serving as parish priest or professor of philosophy. Upon his return to England he converted to the Church of England and wrote his book, which caused an immediate sensation for its revelations of the wealth and defenselessness of the Spanish American colonies. The year before publication of this second edition Cromwell appointed Gage chaplain of the armed expedition sent to capture Jamaica; he died there in 1656. Gage&#39;s goal in writing the Survey, which contains a full account of Gage&#39;s travels and rich details of Central American geography and peoples, based entirely on his own observations, is set forth in the dedicatory letter to Lord Fairfax of Cameron. In it Gage deplores the cruelties of Spanish rule and exhorts the English crown to invade and seize the Spanish territories. Appended to the work is an abbreviated 8-page grammar of Poconchi or Pocoman, a native language of Guatemala and Honduras. An appealing copy, in a fine retrospective binding, of an important work of Central American travel literature. Wing G-113; Sabin 26299; JCB, II 448-449..

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        Englands Grievance Discovered, in Relation to the Coal-Trade: with the Map of the River of Tine, and Situation of the Town and Corporation of Newcastle

      London: R. Ibbitson and P. Stent, 1655. Small 4to., (7 2/8 x 5 4/8 inches). Large engraved folding map of the "River of Tyne" by Wenceslaus Hollar (backed with silk, supplied), 23 fine engraved or etched plates from Stent&#39;s stock, including 16 portraits of English monarchs, a portrait of Cromwell engraved by Richard Gaywood, and six scenes attributed to Gaywood depicting alleged injustices perpetrated in Newcastle (one or two small paper flaws occasionally affecting an image, some light browning). 18th-century sprinkled calf, each cover decorated with a border of double gilt fillets and central crowned "P", spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt morocco lettering-pieces in two (rebacked preserving the original spine, corners a bit scuffed). Provenance: Contemporary ownership inscription of John Gorges, son and heir to Sir Ferdinando Gorges (1565-1647), lord proprietory of the province of Maine (from 1639), on the verso of the title-page, and inscriptions on the recto of the blank preceding the title-page, and on the recto of A2; engraved bookplate of Henrietta Cavendish Holles, Countess of Oxford inscribed Given me by "my Lord 1735" on the front paste-down and the inscription "Oxford B.H." at the head of the title-page; later inscription "Daer Jno 1748" on the bookplate; the supra libros of the Duke of Portland at the center of each cover; The 19th-century engraved bookplate of John William Pease of Pendower, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Nether Grange, Northumberland on the rear paste-down, and inscription on the front free endpaper; by descent to; Christopher Henry Beaumont Pease, Lord Wardington (1924-2005), Library of Important Atlases and Geographies. First edition. Dedicated to Oliver Cromwell, this is a diatribe ".concerning the abuse of the Coal-Trade, the Burrough and Corporation of Newcastle upon Tine, its Charters, Evidences and Depositions, proving thereby general wrongs, and insupportable burdens, viz. First, Forcing people to lose their lives, others to swear against themselves, others to cut purses in their Courts for gain, and all to themselves; illegal and false arrests, and Imprisonments, refusers of Bail, and disobeyers of Habeas Corpuses." and so on (A2). From the library of John Gorges, son of Sir Ferdinando Gorges, the founder in 1620 of "The Council established at Plymouth, in the county of Devon, for the planting, ruling, ordering and governing of New England in America". John Gorges edited and published "America Painted to the Life" (London 1658-1659), a series of pamphlets from his father&#39;s writings. Wing G320. Purchased at Sotheby&#39;s 18th October 2005, lot 168. Catalogue description prepared for and on behalf of Arader Galleries by Kate Hunter..

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        Prosp. der Statt Parys wie solche an jietzo an zusehen

      Frankfurt, 1655. unbound. very good. View. Engraving with modern hand coloring. Image measures 10.5" x 31.25". 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.

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        De utriusque ecclesiae occidentalis atque orientalis perpetua in dogmate de purgatorio consensione. qua continenturin hoc volumine indicat pagina 14 roma apud iosephum lunam maronitam 1655

      In-16° (cm 17,3x11,2), pp. (16), 952, (2), legatura coeva in pergamena morbida con titoli manoscritti al dorso (piccola mancanza nell'angolo superiore esterno del piatto posteriore). Bella marca tipografica al frontespizio. Firma coeva d'appartenenza al frontespizio (vedi foto), timbro di biblioteca sul retro del frontespizio, a pagina (3) e a pagina 952. Alcune pagine con arrossature, dovute al tipo di carta. A pagina 57 e a pagina 155, mancanza nell'angolo inferiore esterno, lontano dal testo. Per il resto ottimo e fresco esemplare di rara opera. Molte le parti in greco, alcune parti in ebraico. Continentur in hoc Volumine: I. Leonis Allatij de utriusque Ecclesiae Occidentalis atque Orientalis perpetua in Dogmate de Purgatorio Consensione, pag. 1; II. Eiusdem Dissertatio de perpetua Ecclesiae Occidentalis atque Orientalis tum in Dogmate, tum in Ritibus consensione, ad D. Ioannem Christianum de Boineburg, pag. 581; III. Eiusdem Epistola ad D. Bartoldum Nihusium Episcopum Myssiensem, in qua agitur I. de Communione Graecorum sub specie unica. II. Textum Graecum Maccabaeorum de Sacrificio pro mortuis dicere quod exprimit textus Latinus, pag. 857; IV. Eustratij Presbyteri Constantinopolitani adversus eos, qui dicunt Animas statim atque e corpore solutae sunt, non operari. Neque oblatis pro ijs precibus, and alijs bonis operibus iuvari. Graece and Latine, Allatio interprete, pag. 319; V. Ioannis Vecci Episcopi Constantinopolitani ad Sugdaeae Episcopum Theodorum liber Tertius, Graece and Latine, Allatio interprete, pag. 825. Leone Allacci (Chio 1586 - Roma 1669) fu un teologo e erudito greco. Convertitosi dalla religione ortodossa alla cattolica, venne in Italia e nel 1599 fu ammesso nel collegio romano di Sant'Atanasio, istituito per greci di fede cattolica. Ricevette poi vari incarichi da alti prelati e pontefici, e chiuse la sua carriera come custode della Biblioteca Vaticana. Autore di una sessantina di opere, trattò dei rapporti tra la Chiesa romana e quella greca. Si occupò inoltre di letteratura bizantina, di storia della patristica e di epigrafia. Diede anche contributi notevoli allo studio della letteratura italiana, con una raccolta di rime antiche estratte dai codici vaticani e con la Drammaturgia (1666), ampio repertorio bibliografico di opere teatrali edite e inedite.

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        Itinerarium Italiae.

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

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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. Amsterdam, J. Janssen, 1655. 16:o. Extra grav. titelblad,3-492,(10,2 blanka) s. Litet samtida pergamentbd med fragment av en handskriven titeltext. Pärmar och rygg småfläckiga och allmänt solkiga. Bakre falsen har en mindre spricka. Genomgående fuktfläckar i övre marginalen och en bit in i texten. Enstaka småfläckar, t.ex. på s. 36 och 48. Mindre pappersförlust i nedre marginalen på s. 187. Med Leonhard Hindric Rääfs namnteckning daterad 1757.. En annan upplaga trycktes samma år av Elzevir. På s. 417 med eget titelblad och impressum: "Les complimens de la langue francoise, par N. N. Derniere edition reveuë & corrigée. Amsterdam, J. Janssen, 1655"

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        [Prospect of ]Paris

      [Ca 1655] Plate mark 35 x 46,5 cm. The whole sheet 37,5 x 48 cm. The sheet has 4 folds. Slight discolouration to a small area at the central fold at the top of the image. Slight loss of ink to the lower part of the letter "w" in the word "wessen". Very good impression.. A bird´s-eye view of Paris as it looked in 1620. In the upper corners the Royal arms and the arms of the city. A beautiful image with four costumed figures in the foreground. The title of the prospect is "Paris wie solche Ao. 1620 wessen gestanden"

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        Præmissa sunt ejusdem prolegomena.

      Ubi regum gotthorum ordo & chronologia, cum elogiis. Accedunt nomina appelativa & verba gotthica, vandalica, langobardica, cum explicatione. Amsterdam, Ludovicum Elzevirum, 1655. 8:o. Grav. extra titel,+ (6),+ 148,+ 932,+ (98) s. Bortklippt signatur från titelbladets övre hörn. Återkommande liten fuktrand i övre marginal, något större sid. 605-640 och 859-898, och enstaka småfläckar. Samtida pergamentband, handtextad ryggtitel. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Ter Meulen 735. Willems 1181. Berghman 1578. Brunet II, 1767. Hoffman III, 299. Warmholtz 1338: "Hon hålles för vara nog sällsynt". Carlander III, 564ff. Viktig utgåva för stormaktstidens göticistiska historieskrivning. Samlingen innehåller Hugo Grotius 70 sidor långa företal, vilket ansågs så viktigt att det även översattes till svenska 1670, Prokopius "De gothorum & de vandalorum", båda i Grotius latinska översättning, Agathius "Excerpta...", Jordanes "De getarum" i B. Vulcanius Brugensis utgåva, Isidorus av Sevilla "Gothorum, vandalorum et svevorum in Hispania chronicon" i Isaac Vossius textutgåva, samt slutligen Paulus Warnefrids "De gestis langobardum"

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        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. Fully contemporary full vellum, a bit soiled and with a bit of wear, but overall fine and sturdy. Remains of ties on boards. Internally very nice and clean, with just a bit of soiling and a removed old owner's name from the title-page. Good margins. Without front free end-paper. 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 lovely copy, rarely seen in such nice condition, and in its first binding.. 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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