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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)..

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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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...

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Helmut R. Lang]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Buch + Kunst + hommagerie Sabine Koitka]
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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). "

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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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 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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        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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        Caramuelis Dominicus: hoc est, venerabilis P. Dominici a Jesu-Maria, Parthenii ordinis Carmelit. excalceat. generalis, virtutes, labores, prodigia, ecstases et revelationes¿

      Matthias Cosmerovius, Vienna 1655 - (19) ff including engraved frontispiece and 2 full-page engraved plates, 615 pp, (22) ff. Bound in contemporary stiff vellum with manuscript title on spine. Boards slightly bowed, two ex-libris stamps on half title, one or two leaves slightly toned, otherwise very clean and fresh, a very good copy. Exceedingly rare first and sole edition of this luxurious illustrated biography of Domingo de Jesús María (1559-1630), fifth General of the Discalced Carmelites. Composed by the great Spanish polymath Juan de Caramuel y Lobkowitz at the express behest of his Imperial employers, the work offers an over-the-top example of Hapsburg court hagiography, giving an exhaustive account of Domingo¿s life in a daunting 1129 numbered episodes, all thoroughly indexed! The work is an anomaly in the oeuvre of the polymath Caramuel, who was more at home in a diverse array of technical subjects, from architecture to cryptography to the logarithm, as he enumerates on the title-page, and whose reputation as a 17th c polymath was second only to Kircher. The work thus shows how holders of Imperial appointments, like Kepler in the preceding generation, were subject to the beck and call of the Emperor and his family and their religious or political interests. Domingo, who is illustrated in the present work clutching a crucifix at the head of the Imperial army in 1620, was a strident Counter-Reformation figure well known for his apostolic zeal --he co-founded the Propaganda Fide--, as well his precocious ability to work miracles, allegedly beginning in early childhood. The 615 folio pages cover Domingo¿s life from his childhood in Zaragoza to his death in Vienna in 1630, giving an almost day-by-day account of his activities. In addition to the annalistic episodes mentioned above, there is a 40-page dossier of relevant documents and correspondence. According to Dino Pastine, ¿Caramuel was forced into the composition of this kind of panegyric by pressure from the Imperial family, particularly from the widowed Emperess Eleonora Gonzaga, who was said to have been miraculously cured several times by Domingo¿. For his own part, the scientifically-minded Caramuel is cautious in reporting the numerous miracles attributed to Domingo, which ranged from personal visitations from St. James and Christ himself to the triumph of the Imperial troops against the Protestants at the Battle of the White Mountain (as illustrated on the engraved plate). The work is accompanied by a complex allegorical frontispiece depicting an annunciation in which the light (eg salvation) of Christ is transmitted across the zodiac to earth. The frontispiece is reminiscent of similar engraved titles by Kircher or other Jesuit optics titles, though we have not located a specific source. The Caramuelis Dominicus is rare, particularly for a work by Lobkowitz: OCLC shows no US copy, while VD17 records just 2 German copies. *VD17 12:106987Q; cf also Pastine, Juan Caramuel: Probabilismo ed Enciclopedia, pp. 112-3 (Florence, 1975) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Oracles Divertissans, ou l'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 'oracle', 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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        Caramuelis Dominicus: hoc est, venerabilis P. Dominici a Jesu-Maria, Parthenii ordinis Carmelit. excalceat. generalis, virtutes, labores, prodigia, ecstases et revelationes

      Vienna: Matthias Cosmerovius, 1655. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio [30 cm x 19.5 cm]. (19) ff including engraved frontispiece and 2 full-page engraved plates, 615 pp, (22) ff. Bound in contemporary stiff vellum with manuscript title on spine. Boards slightly bowed, two ex-libris stamps on half title, one or two leaves slightly toned, otherwise very clean and fresh, a very good copy. Exceedingly rare first and sole edition of this luxurious illustrated biography of Domingo de Jesús María (1559-1630), fifth General of the Discalced Carmelites. Composed by the great Spanish polymath Juan de Caramuel y Lobkowitz at the express behest of his Imperial employers, the work offers an over-the-top example of Hapsburg court hagiography, giving an exhaustive account of Domingo's life in a daunting 1129 numbered episodes, all thoroughly indexed! The work is an anomaly in the oeuvre of the polymath Caramuel, who was more at home in a diverse array of technical subjects, from architecture to cryptography to the logarithm, as he enumerates on the title-page, and whose reputation as a 17th c polymath was second only to Kircher. The work thus shows how holders of Imperial appointments, like Kepler in the preceding generation, were subject to the beck and call of the Emperor and his family and their religious or political interests. Domingo, who is illustrated in the present work clutching a crucifix at the head of the Imperial army in 1620, was a strident Counter-Reformation figure well known for his apostolic zeal --he co-founded the Propaganda Fide--, as well his precocious ability to work miracles, allegedly beginning in early childhood. The 615 folio pages cover Domingo's life from his childhood in Zaragoza to his death in Vienna in 1630, giving an almost day-by-day account of his activities. In addition to the annalistic episodes mentioned above, there is a 40-page dossier of relevant documents and correspondence. According to Dino Pastine, "Caramuel was forced into the composition of this kind of panegyric by pressure from the Imperial family, particularly from the widowed Emperess Eleonora Gonzaga, who was said to have been miraculously cured several times by Domingo". For his own part, the scientifically-minded Caramuel is cautious in reporting the numerous miracles attributed to Domingo, which ranged from personal visitations from St. James and Christ himself to the triumph of the Imperial troops against the Protestants at the Battle of the White Mountain (as illustrated on the engraved plate). The work is accompanied by a complex allegorical frontispiece depicting an annunciation in which the light (eg salvation) of Christ is transmitted across the zodiac to earth. The frontispiece is reminiscent of similar engraved titles by Kircher or other Jesuit optics titles, though we have not located a specific source. The Caramuelis Dominicus is rare, particularly for a work by Lobkowitz: OCLC shows no US copy, while VD17 records just 2 German copies. *VD17 12:106987Q; cf also Pastine, Juan Caramuel: Probabilismo ed Enciclopedia, pp. 112-3 (Florence, 1975)

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        OEDIPUS AEGYPTIACUS. Hoc est Vniuersalis hieroglyphicæ veterum doctrinæ temporum iniuria abolitæ instauratio. Opus ex omni orientalium doctrina & sapientia conditum, nec non viginti diuersarium linguarum authoritate stabilitum

      Rome / Romae: Ex typographia Vitalis Mascardi, 1655. First edition. Folio (346 x 233 mm), 3 vols. bound in 4. Collation: v.1: [cross]2, 2-9 cross4, a-c4, d2, A-Mmm4; v.2: A-Nnn4; v.2 (part 2): A-Zzz4, Zzz2, Aaaa-Cccc4, Dddd2; v.3: A-Iiiii4, Kkkk2. Bound with engraved half title, portrait of Ferdinand III and two folding maps in v.1; two plates in v.2 (one folding, one not); and, 10 folding plates in vol. 3., in addition to numerous woodcut and engraved illustrations throughout the text. Complete.& & Bound in near contemporary full leather boards, sympathetically rebacked. A few short tears along folds of plates (quite minor), a handful of marginal paper defects and flaws, some with early repairs, and a few pages browned or foxed as if the book was left open. Otherwise, internal contents are well-margined and quite fresh with clear type and clean, white pages, just about Fine. Bookplates of Charles F. Cox and George Oakley Fisher.& & Kircher was the most famous Egyptologist of his day and was a pioneer in deciphering hieroglyphics. While many of his "translations" were later found inaccurate after the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, his early work was important to those later scholars. Egyptologist Erik Iverson wrote: "It is therefore Kircher's incontestable merit that he was the first to have discovered the phonetic value of an Egyptian hieroglyph. From a humanistic as well as an intellectual point of view Egyptology may very well be proud of having Kircher as its founder." This approbation of his work softens the irony of the engraved title illustration showing Oedipus solving the riddle of the Sphinx (i.e. Kircher deciphering the riddle of the hieroglyphs). A magnificent work with stunning illustrations and text in several ancient languages. Additional images available upon request.

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

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

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        [The Compleat Angler or The Contemplative Man's Recreation-The Second Edition much enlarged]

      [London: Printed by T.M. for Rich. Marriot, 1655]. Second edition. 12mo (5-5/8 x 3-1/4 in.). Engraved piscatorial vignette on title-page and ten small copperplate engravings in the text. Full dark green straight grained morocco, blind-tooled spine in six compartments, titled in gilt, turn-ins stamped in blind, a.e.g. Spine ends slightly rubbed. Signature of Lt. Col. F. Grant on binder's leaf, with note "title modern": title page supplied in nineteenth century facsimile of first edition title page, date corrected to 1655 in ink, verso with small stamp of with Bartlett collection, Harvard, and releasestamp; A2 stained, with old marginal repairs, A3 with short paper flaw near gutter, marginal stain; last two leaves with marginal repairs. Some leaves closely trimmed. Bookplate of Lt. Col. F. Grant; and label of Jeffrey Norton. Very Good. Coigney 2 . Rare. Sir John Hawkins in the Preface to his first edition of the Angler (1760), said "The Second Edition I have never seen." This copy has had its facimile title page for almost 140 years, with its own distinguished chain of owners, and is overall an appealing copy. It is recorded in this condition in Justin Winsor's Bibliographical Contributions, no. 51 (1896), The Bartlett Collection, p. 151, with shelfmark *Ang. 6.55

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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.

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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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