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        OLLA PODRIDA A LA ESPAÑOLA ( COMPUESTA Y SAZONADA EN LA DESCRIPCION DE MUNSTER EN VESFALIA CON SALSA SARRACENA I AFRICANA. POR SER ESTA CIUDAD MAS A PROPOSITO QUE OTRA PARA OLLA PODRIDA, CON LA VERDADERA ORTOGRAFIA ÁSTA ÁORA IGNORADA )

      Felipe Van Eyck, Amberes 1655 - Pergamino final del XVIII, Ex-libris.12 págs sin numerar, más 324 págs. Curioso. Palau 87940. CCPB: 000035524-0. Rarisimo en comercio. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        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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        POPE ALEXANDRE VII GREEK-LATIN DIOSCORIDES (DIOSCORIDES GRECO-LATINO DEL PAPA ALEJANDRO VII) (Fine Facsimile Illuminated Edition of the 15th C. )

      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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        HOMERI ILIAS & ODYSSEA [ELSEVIER PRESS]

      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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        LEGATIO BATAVICA AD Magnum Tartaria Chamum SUNGTEIUM, Modernum Sinae Imperatorem.

      - HISTORIARUM NARRATIONE, QUAE Legatis in Provinciis Quantung, Kiangsi, Nanking, Xantung, Peking, & Aula Imperatoriâ ab Anno 1655 ad annum 1657 obtigerunt, ut & árdua Sinensium in bello Tartarico fortunâ, Provinciarum accurata Georaphia, urbium delineatione, NEC NON Artis & Natura miraculis ex Animalium, Vegetabilium, Mineralium genere per centum & quinquaginta aneas figuras passim illustrata & conscripta vernacule PER JOANNEM NIEUHOVIUM, Primum Legationis Aulae magistrum, jam Coylana Prafectum. LATINITATE DONATA Per Clarissimum Virum GEORGIUM HORNIUM, Historiarum in celeberrrimâ Lug. Batv. Acad. Prof. AMSTELODAMI, Apud Jacobum Meursium, MDC LXVIII. [1668] In fólio de 31,5x20 cm. Com [x], 184, 172, [viii] pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com nervos e ferros a ouro na lombada. Ilustrado com 1 frontispício gravado, 1 retrato do autor, 1 mapa da China desdobrável, 35 gravuras (33 são desdobráveis e 2 de página dupla), 1 vinheta gravada na folha de rosto e 109 gravuras no texto. Exemplar com leves manchas marginais de humidade. Obra especialmente importante por conter algumas das primeiras ilustrações com vistas das principais cidades das China. Primeira edição latina publicada no século xvii, época em que o latim era ainda a língua fundamental das universidades e dos meios intelectuais, foi traduzida do holandês por George Horn, professor na universidade de Leyden. A esta edição foi acrescentada uma gravura da cidade de Paolinx que não consta na primeira edição holandesa de 1665. Em 1667 e 1669 publicaram-se as versões francesa e inglesa. Nieuhof (1618-1672) foi um dos homens mais viajados do século XVII. Nascido em Westphalia, viveu por nove anos (1640-1649) no Brasil e também visitou a Índia, Sri Lanka, Indonésia e em partes da África. Serviu como secretário na missão 1655-1657 holandesa enviada de Cantão a Pequim para garantir um acordo comercial com o imperador chinês, Shunzhi. Iniciou a sua carreira como agente da Companhia Holandesa das Índias Ocidentais e, mais tarde emissário da rica e poderosa Companhia das Índias Orientais. Foi morto por membros da tribo malgaxes enquanto investigava oportunidades comerciais em Madagáscar. Em termos comerciais, a missão à china não foi um sucesso retumbante. Em vez da troca rápida de bens que esperavam, os embaixadores holandeses apenas obtiveram permissão para enviar quatro navios mercantes, uma vez a cada oito anos. Ainda assim, a obra de Nieuhof descreve as maravilhas que podiam ser vistas na China, excitado a imaginação dos leitores em toda a Europa. Grande parte das informações em seu texto foram plagiadas dos escritos anteriores feitos por missionários jesuítas, como Nicholas Trigault, Martini Martino e Álvaro Semedo, mas o que distingue o livro Nieuhof é a sua grande riqueza de ilustrações efetuadas com base nos desenhos que ele próprio fez a aguarela durante a viagem. [EN] Illustrated with engraved title, portrait of the author, folding map, 33 folding and 2 double-page plates, 109 engraved text-illustrations, engraved device to title, engraved and woodcut initials, woodcut tailpieces, Full contemporary calf, red label gilt on top of spine. Occasional very light marginal dampstain on text. First latin edition, containing the plate of 'Paolinx' not found in the first Dutch edition of 1665. A French translation appeared in 1667 and an English version in 1669. The edition in Latin made in the seventeenth century still a vital language understood by a majority of scholars, it was translated from the Dutch by George Horn, a professor at Leyden University. Initially an agent for the Dutch West India Company and later and emissary for the richer and more powerful East India Company, Jan (or, in Latinised form, Johannes) Nieuhof (1618-1672) was among the most travelled men of the seventeenth century. Born in Westphalia, he lived for nine years (1640-1649) in Brazil and also visited India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and parts of Africa. He served as secretary on the 1655-1657 Dutch mi

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        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

      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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        Iaponia Regnvm.

      c.1655., Amsterdam, - 45.5 x 59 cm. Original engraved map, hand colored.

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        Proteus vinctus. Sive Æquivoca sermonis Anglicani, ordine alphabetico digesta, & Latinè reddita. In usum juventutis scholasticæ, cùm in dictatis vertendis, tum in instituendis familiaribus colloquiis.

      London: Printed by E. Cotes and are to be sold by Will. Ballard bookseller in Bristol. 1655 - First edition. Small 8vo. 510 pp. Signatures: A-2I8 (-A1). Dedication signed T. Willis. English and Latin on facing pages. Running title reads: Anglicisms latinized. With 2 final advertisement leaves. In full, contemporary unlettered sheep, blind-ruled to spine and boards. Professionally re-backed and cornered with spine laid down. Original blanks and pastedowns retained; front free endpaper with ownership inscription dated 1681, and rear with a nice manuscript list of The Golden Rule of Conjoining. A dictionary of Latin idioms published in 3 variants in 1655 viz London, Bristol and Newcastle. Text very clean, some occasional worming not affecting text. ESTC R204129. Wing W2819A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        DELL'ARTE HISTORICA ALL'ILLUSTRISSIMA ACCADEMIA DA SIGNORI HUMORISTI IN ROMA.

      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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