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2014-02-25 18:29:10
. altkolorierter Kupferstich aus Historia Antipodum oder Newe Welt b. Matthäus Merian in Frankfurt a.M., 1655, 36 x 45 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Nicht bei Fauser, Repertorium älterer Topographie. Druckgraphik von 1486 bis 1750. - Zeigt eine Vogelschauansicht von Olinda u. Umgebung; oben links Insetkarte (ca. 18 x 32 cm) der brasilianischen Küste von Natal (Rio Grande do Norte) im Norden bis Salvador (Bahia) im Süden; die Insetkarte rechts genordet. - Oben mittig Kartusche mit Titel; in der Karte Kompaßrose u. Meilenzeiger; unten rechts Kartusche mit Legende von 1. - 13.; im Vgr. vor Olinda zahlreiche Segelschiffe.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas
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2014-02-25 09:44:09
(Pfintzing Melchior)
. . VD 16, M 1655 - Goedeke II, 452, 13, c - Richter 553 - Graesse VI/2, 107 - Lipperheide 612 - nicht bei Adams.- Die seltene sechste Ausgabe (erstmals 1517 erschienen), die dritte in der Bearbeitung durch Burkard Waldis und die zweite bei Egenolffs Erben. Enthält die 118 Holzschnitte der Originalausgabe.- Der Theuerdank wurde auf Veranlassung und mit Unterstützung Maximilians I. von seinem Privatsekrär Melchior Pfinzing herausgegeben und schildert die Abenteuer und Heldentaten Theuerdanks (d. i. Maximilian I.) auf seiner Reise zu seiner Braut Ehrenreich (d. i. Maria von Burgund).- Als Anhang sind einige andere Schriften über Maximilian beigefügt.- Titel u. letztes Bl. aufgezogen, 6 Bll. restauriert (Bl. XXXII, XXXIIII u. XXXV mit Text- u. Illustrationsverlust), etw. gebräunt, tls. fleckig, vereinzelt auch leicht wasserfleckig, sonst schönes Exemplar.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller
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2014-02-23 20:34:40
Balbin, Bohuslav Aloysius, SJ.
Prag, formis Caesaro-Academicis, 1655.. 304, (8) SS. Mit gest. Frontispiz, ganzs. Wappenkupfer im Text und 3 gest. Tafeln (dav. 1 gefaltet). Lederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. 4to.. Erste Ausgabe. - Über Ursprung und Geschichte des Wallfahrtsortes Wartha (heute Bardo) an der Glatzer Neisse und über die Marienwunder daselbst. 1657 sollte eine deutsche Ausgabe erscheinen ("Ursprung und Mirackel der großmächtigsten Gottes- und der Menschen Mutter Mariae, welche von so viel Hundert Jahren hero zu der Warten, in den Gräntzen deß Landes Schlesien, und der Graffschafft Glatz, mit unzehlbar-grossen Wahlfahrten verehrt wirdt, und hoch mit Wunderwercken leuchtet"). Druckvariante ohne den Buchhändlerhinweis "prostant apud Nicolaum Hosing Bibliopolam". Die Kupfer gestochen von Wolfgang Kilian (darunter eine hübsche Ansicht von Wartha). Der tschechische Theologe, Geschichtsschreiber und Sprachwissenschaftler Bohuslav Balbin (1621-88) aus Königgrätz "consacra toute sa vie a la composition de ses ouvrages, et mourut a Prague" (de Backer/S.). - Teils schwach gebräunt, insgesamt sehr schön erhaltenes Exemplar. Das Frontispiz aus einem anderen Exemplar ergänzt und am Titel vorgeheftet (kl. Spuren beschnittenen Besitzvermerks einer Augustinerbibliothek am unteren Blattrand). Am vorderen Innendeckel Exlibris der Sammlung Michel Hudelot, Brunoy. - De Backer/Sommervogel I, 793, 7. Estreicher XII, 338f. Vgl. Loewe 5154 und VD 17 1:680006S (dt. Übers.).
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH
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2014-02-23 16:28:23
unbekannter Stecher
1655. Motivmass: 10,5x16,9 Blattmass: 16,7x19,2 Kupferstich aus: Topographia Hassiae v. Matthaeus Merian (1593 - 1650) Schwarzweiß.
Bookseller: Conzen Kunsthandel Düsseldorf GbR
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2014-02-17 09:10:27
Wilkins John
A Rouen chez Jacques Cailloüe, dans la Cour du Palais, 1655. Très rare ouvrage, ici bien complet de son frontispice présentant Copernic, Kepler et Galilée. 'L'oeuvre s'adresse au grand public plutôt qu'aux experts sur le sujet, et son but est de populariser la vision de l'univers que l'on doit à Copernic, Kepler et Galilée. Le principal argument est que la Lune n'est pas un disque brillant mais plutôt un monde avec un paysage comme celui de la Terre. Bien sûr Wilkins n'est pas le 1er à avancer une telle théorie ; par exemple Galilée l'a indiqué de manière semblable. De manière peut-être plus surprenante, il pense que la Lune est une planète habitable et prédit qu'un jour le voyage vers elle sera possible. Ici aussi Wilkins n'est pas le 1er à faire cette suggestion mais elle est typique de la manière dont il pense, permettant à son esprit de vagabonder au milieu d'idées que d'autres auraient trouvé trop non conventionnelles pour les considérer.' In-12 relié plein parchemin (relié et lavé en 1861 d'après une note sur la garde). D'après une note figurant au 1er contre-plat, l'ouvrage a été « lavé et relié en 1861 ». Sa couverture est en plein parchemin, probablement de récupération : des restes d'écriture manuscrite sont encore parfaitement visibles. Cette technique, assez usuelle aux XIXe et début du XXe siècle produit parfois des résultats imparfaits. Ici cependant, la reliure a été soigneusement réalisée et ne souffre d'aucun défaut. Pièce de titre : frontispice, 8 pages non paginées contenant le titre et au lecteur, 269 pages pour le texte de la première partie, 3 pages no … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Abraxas-libris [Bécherel, France]
2014-02-14 12:36:52
Jacques Callot (1592-1635)
1655. 22 x 19 cm. - Thieme/Becker V, 406. - Am runden gedeckten Esstisch Kind mit seinen Eltern, aus einem Glas trinkend, auf dem Tisch außer Tellern eine leuchtende Kerze mit schöner Lichteinwirkung. - Sehr gutes qualitätsvolles Blatt. Am linken Bildrand ganz minimal, die Zeichnung nicht beeinträchtigend, ergänzt.
Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH
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2014-02-14 11:51:19
Faxardo, A. Didaco Saavedra, Spanischer Ritter etc.
Amsterdam, Jansonius 1655.. 12°. 14 Bll.l, 951 S. Pergamentband d. Zt. mit 2 Schließen. - gutes Expl.!. Das bekannteste und Haupt-Werk des spanischen Staatsmanns und Schriftstellers Diego de Saavedra y Faxardo (1584 - 1648), stellt ein Erziehungsbuch dar, geschrieben für den Infanten Balthasar, den frühgestorbenen Sohn Philipps IV. über den Begriff des christlichen Fürsten. Erste, im Handel äußerst seltene, deutsche Übersetzung.
Bookseller: Antiquariat K. Schöneborn
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2014-02-12 16:38:18
Matthaeus Merian (1593 - 1650)
1655 o. 1656. Motivmass: 20,3x36,6 Blattmass: 29,5x38,3 Kupferstich aus: Topographia Sveviae Schwarzweiß.
Bookseller: Conzen Kunsthandel Düsseldorf GbR
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2014-02-12 09:13:53
Scultetus Johannes
. . 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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2014-02-11 11:51:31
Blaeu, Joan
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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2014-02-11 11:51:31
Blaeu W.+J.,Atlases,Maps,Townboo
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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2014-02-09 17:10:41
Martin Zeiler / Matthäus Merian:
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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2014-02-09 14:17:24
SANCHEZ, Rodrigo de Arevalo.
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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2014-02-09 14:02:56
de Bry, Theodore
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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2014-02-09 03:14:06
Conveyancing; Forms; Sir Frederick Pollock's copy
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 d … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
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2014-02-08 11:21:08
LIMNAEUS, Johannes.
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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2014-02-08 09:47:16
Alchemie, Flamel, Sendivogius, Etymologie, Linguistik - Borel, Pierre:
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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2014-01-10 17:53:12
APOLLONIUS, of Perga
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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.
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2013-12-01 22:56:08
MERIAN, MATTHAEUS, Illustrator. ZEILLER, MARTIN
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2013-12-01 22:56:08
MERIAN, MATTHAEUS, Illustrator. ZEILLER, MARTIN
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2013-12-01 22:56:08
MERIAN, MATTHAEUS, Illustrator. ZEILLER, MARTIN
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2013-12-01 22:56:08
MERIAN, MATTHAEUS, Illustrator. ZEILLER, MARTIN
Frankfurt: C. Merian, 1655-61. FIRST EDITIONS OF ALL PARTS. 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, v … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-12-01 22:56:08
MERIAN, MATTHAEUS, Illustrator. ZEILLER, MARTIN
Frankfurt: C. Merian, 1655-61. FIRST EDITIONS OF ALL PARTS. 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, v … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [US]
2013-12-01 22:56:08
MERIAN, MATTHAEUS, Illustrator. ZEILLER, MARTIN
Frankfurt: C. Merian, 1655-61. FIRST EDITIONS OF ALL PARTS. 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 emotionally pleasing 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, v … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2013-12-01 17:36:33
JONSTON, JOHN
Johann Jacob Schipper, Amsterdam 1655 - 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 Fra … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)
2013-10-17 15:00:34
DELLA CHIESA FRANCESCO AGOSTINO.
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 S … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense [riva del garda, Italy]
2013-10-15 19:01:28
DELLE COLOMBE LODOVICO.
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?.
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella
2013-10-08 07:07:31
BAYER, Johann
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..
Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books
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2013-09-26 09:05:39
MARTINI, Martino
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 accomp … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-09-23 13:31:58
MADDISON, Ralphe.
for Tho[mas] Newcomb, and are to be sold by Humphrey Moseley,, London. 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.]
Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA [Faversham, United Kingdom]
2013-09-20 14:48:17
Jacques Callot (1592-1635)
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
Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH [Ottobrunn, Germany]
2013-09-07 20:17:11
Dallaei, Ioannis [ Daillé, Jean ] & Mettayero, I [ Metayer, Jean ]
Sumptibus Petri Chou�t, Geneva, 1655. Sumptibus Petri Chouët, Geneva, 1655. 1st edition.. Hardback. 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.
Bookseller: Eastleach Books [Newbury, BER, United Kingdom]
2013-08-28 16:01:43
WORM, OLE. - [MUSEUM WORMIANUM]
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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S
2013-08-19 16:42:25
LIMNAEUS, Johannes.
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) 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. Lang la
Bookseller: Buch + Kunst + hommagerie Sabine Koitka [Basel, Switzerland]
2013-08-08 10:46:32
Digges, Edward (1621–1675). Ferrar, John
London : Printed by John Streater, for Giles Calvert at the Black-Spread-Eagle at the West-end of Pauls, 1655, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, First Edition. Full Book Title: 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. 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 particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 37 pages; 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]. 37 pages. Inventory No: 215401.
Bookseller: MW Books Ltd [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2013-08-08 10:46:32
Digges, Edward (1621–1675). Ferrar, John
London : Printed by John Streater, for Giles Calvert at the Black-Spread-Eagle at the West-end of Pauls, 1655. 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 particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 37 pages; 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]. 1 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: MW Books Ltd. [Galway, Ireland]
2013-08-08 09:45:59
FULLER, THOMAS.:
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 call … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-08-05 17:47:25
Gottfried, Johann Ludwig (Gottfriedt)
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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2013-08-02 13:54:30
CARAMUEL Y LOBKOWITZ, Juan
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. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Martayan Lan
2013-08-02 09:18:56
M. W. D. L. C. [Marc de Wilson de La Colombierè]; [Fulvio Pellegrino Morato]
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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2013-07-31 06:45:33
CARAMUEL Y LOBKOWITZ, Juan
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 wor … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-27 21:39:25
Kircher, Athanasius [Athanasii Kircheri] (1601 or 02 - 1680)
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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-25 10:52:56
[Walton, Izaak]
[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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2013-07-23 16:00:10
FULLER, Thomas.
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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Patrick Pollak Rare Books ABA ILAB [SOUTH BRENT, DEVON, United Kingdom]
2013-07-20 23:43:39
CAESAR, JULIUS. Commentary by Clement Edmonds.:
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 w … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-19 20:35:42
SEMEDO, ALVAREZ (1585-1658)
London: Printed for John Crook, and are to be Sold at His Shop at the Sign of the Ship ..., 1655. 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's adverts, engraved frontispiece portrait plus 1 engraved plate, folding map. On a separate title-page: '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'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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2013-07-18 17:02:19
Dugdale, Sir William
Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books, ABAA [Florham Park, NJ, U.S.A.]
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2013-07-17 10:39:23
JONES Inigo 1573-1652 [WEBB John - editor]
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.“There were but a few copies printed, and most of them were lost in the Fire of London.” Gough. Lowndes.Biblio:|~|ESTC R13850. Wing J954. Lowndes 2522.1225. Allibone 370.2621.Jones, Inigo (1573–1652), 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 ‘some few indigested notes’. When in 1663 Dr Walter Charleton published, in Chorea gigantum, a comprehensive rebuttal of Jones'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's theory about the … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Madoc Books
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2013-07-16 09:22:58
Homer; edited by Corneli Schrevel [Schrevelius]
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';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.
Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.
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