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2012-04-15 12:35:08
SALNOVE Robert de (Messire)
A Paris chez Antoine de Sommaville et André Soubron, 1655. In/4 reliure (19è) demi-chagrin noir, dos lisse à caissons ornés, 14 ff. (beau frontispice gravé sur cuivre, préface, tables), 437 p., 4 f. n. p. Erreur de pagination en fin de volume où les numérotations sont reprises ; également 2 pages sont doublées en milieu d'ouvrage : 168/169 (intercallée entre les pages 189/190) ; rousseurs éparses et auréoles claires en bordure de certains feuillets. Edition originale. Traité, destiné, dans l'esprit de l'auteur à remplacer celui de Du Fouilloux, que l'auteur trouvait écrit dans un langage trop libre. Doué d'un prodigieux esprit d'observation, il avait appris à connaître les animaux de nos forêts. Il nous a laissé des détails, non seulement sur la manière de les chasser, mais aussi sur leurs habitudes, leurs ruses et leurs instincts. Il contient les chasses du cerf, du lièvre, du chevreuil, du sanglier, du loup et du renard. Avec la manière d'élever les chiens et un traité des remèdes pour leurs maladies. Brunet T.5, Thiebaud col. 823/824. Pour le mois d'août expédition des ouvrages une fois par semaine uniquement
Bookseller: Livres Anciens Lucas Philippe [FR]
2012-04-13 23:27:00
Sergeant, John.
M. Blageart, 1655. John Sergeant (1622-1707) converted to Catholicism from the Church of England after researching the history of the early Church. He was ordained to the priesthood and undertook a career as a controversialist against Protestantism, writing many works. This one is a Catholic answer to Henry Hammond's (1605-60) Of Schisme, and John Bramhall's (1594-1663) A Just Vindication of the Church of England from the Unjust Aspersion of Criminal Schism. Hammond and Bramhall were leading Anglican divines of the high-church party, and in attacking them Sergeant reveals the influence that that party still commanded, even at its lowest ebb under Cromwell. His argument is largely a defense of the Papacy against those who would assert the historical independence of the Church of England. => This is the sole edition of this important Recusant work. It is also a volume that shows such controversy was definitely not "dry"; for its presentation at our website, we photographed the start of Sergeant's explanation/defense of his personal animus against his antagonist, and also the "Stationer's" description of the polemical feast to come, this worked out as a menu or "Bill of Fare"! Provenance: On the recto of the second front fly-leaf is a presentation inscription: "For my honnord & best frind, Master John Bulteel." The most likely John Bulteel is the one who was created M.A. at Oxford in 1661, and later served as secretary to Edward, Earl of Clarendon.
Bookseller: PRB&M/SessaBks (Philadelphia Rare Books & MSS Co.) [U.S.A.]
2012-04-12 11:43:58
Quillet, Claude
Thomam Jolly, Parisiis 1655 - 56 pages. Four engraved plates. Bound dos-a-dos with: Le Clercq, Pieter. Huwlyks Mintafereel. (1722?). Lacks title page. xviii, 108 pages. Four engraved plates, each with description leaf. Two works in one volume. Bound in full calf, very dry & worn, one spine label missing, spine detacheng. There is light pencil scribbling on some text pages and on the backs of some plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: William H. Allen Bookseller [U.S.A.]
2012-04-12 11:43:58
QUILLET (Claude).
Lugduni Batavorum. Veneunt Parisiis, Apud Thomam Jolly, 1655. - Petit in-4 , 56 pp., veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, roulette dorée sur les coupes, tranches rouges (Reliure de l'époque). Première édition de cet ouvrage peu commun qui eut à l'époque beaucoup de succès. L'abbé Claude Quillet qui en est l'auteur, sous le pseudonyme de Calvidius Letius, y donne toutes sortes de conseils curieux fondés sur la mythologie ou l'astrologie. En revanche, dans le quatrième livre nous trouvons d'utiles indications sur les soins à apporter aux nouveaux-nés. Quelques passages de ce poème ont été écrits contre le Cardinal Mazarin, et l'un des premiers possesseurs de ce livre les a indiqués en marge, écrivant sur la première garde du volume : "1ère édition du poème de Claude Quillet où se trouvent les vers contre le cardinal Mazarin et sa famille (page 50). Ces vers furent supprimés dans la 2ème édition, qui ayant été dédiée au même Cardinal, gratifia l'auteur d'une abbaye de 4000 francs de revenu. Ouvrage rare." Bel exemplaire.
Bookseller: Librairie l'Ancre Aldine [France]
2012-04-07 15:20:47
MUFFETT, THOMAS
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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2012-02-18 23:21:42
Wratislaw, Christophero [= Vratislav, Kristof]
Prague, Typis Academicis, 1655. Frontispiz, Titel, 4 Blatt, 560 S., 4 Blatt. Pergament der Zeit. *Seltenes Werk, nicht im VD17 verzeichnet. - Vorderdeckel leicht angebrochen, insgesamt gut erhalten. Versand D: 5,00 EUR
Bookseller: Antiquariat Bernd Braun [Germany]
2012-02-15 08:37:19
WILKINS, John
London: printed by T.M. for Samuel Gellibrand, at the Ball in Paul’s Church-yard, 1655. First edition 8vo, [viii], 232. The first edition of this text, in an unusual variant (ESTC R469107: lines 7 and 8 of title page end "In-" and "proper"; A2, line 10 of text ends: ’abi-’; p. 1 has 8-line intial ’T’.), found in Philidelphia only in USA; not in Folger, not in BL). Bound with Ecclesiastes, fifth edition, 1656: 8vo, [vi], 133 [5] (ie. index two pages, ads two pages, verso blank). Contemporary calf, lacks label and flyleaf, signature Tho Curtis, Camberwell, Surrey 1802 to front paste-down, signature Jna [?] Curtis, Bookseller, No 47 Fleet Street London 1780, to foot title page, signature Rd Chair 1s 2d [?] to head title page, early note to verso final page, a little trimmed to head, without loss, occasional foxing throughout. Overall, a good rare copy, with interesting provenance, of an early work on the sociology of prayer from one of the founders of the Royal Society. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Celsus Books [London, United Kingdom]
2012-02-14 19:44:02
GARDINER, Ralph (born 1625)
London: R. Ibbitson and P. Stent, 1655. Small 4to., (7 2/8 x 5 4/8 inches). Large engraved folding map of the "River of Tyne" by Wenceslaus Hollar (backed with silk, supplied), 23 fine engraved or etched plates from Stent's stock, including 16 portraits of English monarchs, a portrait of Cromwell engraved by Richard Gaywood, and six scenes attributed to Gaywood depicting alleged injustices perpetrated in Newcastle (one or two small paper flaws occasionally affecting an image, some light browning). 18th-century sprinkled calf, each cover decorated with a border of double gilt fillets and central crowned "P", spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt morocco lettering-pieces in two (rebacked preserving the original spine, corners a bit scuffed). Provenance: Contemporary ownership inscription of John Gorges, son and heir to Sir Ferdinando Gorges (1565-1647), lord proprietory of the province of Maine (from 1639), on the verso of the title-page, and inscriptions on the recto of the blank preceding the title-page, and on the recto of A2; engraved bookplate of Henrietta Cavendish Holles, Countess of Oxford inscribed Given me by "my Lord 1735" on the front paste-down and the inscription "Oxford B.H." at the head of the title-page; later inscription "Daer Jno 1748" on the bookplate; the supra libros of the Duke of Portland at the center of each cover; The 19th-century engraved bookplate of John William Pease of Pendower, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Nether Grange, Northumberland on the rear paste-down, and inscription on the front free endpaper; by descent to; Christophe … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-02-13 19:39:40
MAGNUS, Albertus [and] Michael Scott
Amstelodami: Joducum Janssonium, 1655. 12mo, vellum, [2] pp.3-219, engraved title, pp.220-358 with drop-head title, [14], engraved initials and endpiece; A-Q6. Vellum soiled, text block held to binding by one tie only; early endpapers worn and detaching, C6 with margin partially eaten away, closed tear ensuing; some very faint marginalia, quite inextensive, some scattered marginal wear and corner creasing, not particularly significant; signature (John Scott) at engraved title. Edges darkened, text reasonably clean, slight and inextensive internal soiling only. A binding copy.. Hard Cover.
Bookseller: Oxford House Books
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2012-02-04 09:09:21
VOSSIUS G.J.
apud Elzevirios,, Amstelodami, 1655. Pp. (24) 830 + 1 cb. Frontespizio in rosso e nero con marchio tip. in xilografia. Unito a: VOSSIUS G.J. Ars historica Lugd. Batavorum, J. Maire, 1653. Pp. (8) 154 (2). Frontespizio in rosso e nero con bella vignatta centrale. Unito a: VOSSIUS G.J. Dissertationes tres De tribus symbolis, apostolico, athanasiano et costantinopolitano. Amsterdam, apud I. Blaeu, 1642. Pp. (8) 93 (13). Con vignetta xilografica al frontespizio. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli ms. al dorso. Tagli colorati. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Raccolta di tre opere dell'erudito e poligrafo tedesco.
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense [riva del garda, Italy]
2012-01-23 16:30:10
SANCHEZ, Rodrigo de Arévalo
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.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag
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2011-12-12 07:09:39
Kedd, Jodocus, SJ.
Wien, Matthäus Rickhes, 1655.. 2 Teile, jeweils mit eigenem Titelblatt. (8), 68 SS. (4), 40 SS. (Beigebunden) II: Ders. Paraenesis ad Lutheranos dominos academicos aberrantes. Ebd., (1655). (8), 111, (1) SS. Pergamentband der Zeit mit hs. Rückentitel (die ganze Länge des Rückens einnehmend). Dreiseitiger Farbschnitt. Schließbänder fehlen. 4to.. Jeweils erste Ausgabe dieser drei Kontroversschriften des Jesuiten Jodok Kedd aus Emmerich (1597-1657). "Kedd war einer der rührigsten und fruchtbarsten theologischen Controversisten des 17. Jahrh., Backer zählt nicht weniger als 64 Schriftwerke dieses Inhaltes aus Kedd's Feder auf" (ADB XV, 518). Die "Deductio catholicae religionis" in der Variante mit Widmung an Otto Freiherrn von Nostitz. - Durchgehend etwas gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig; hinteres Innengelenk gebrochen. Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk der Wiener Unbeschuhten Augustiner; deren hs. Bibliothekssignatur am vorderen Innendeckel; das hs. Signaturetikett am Rücken. - I: VD 17, 1:077454V. De Backer/Sommervogel IV, 974, 59 (Kollation ungenau). Mayer I, 268, 1640 und 1642 (führt die beiden Teile separat). - II: VD 17, 1:077587T. De Backer/Sommervogel IV, 975, 60. Mayer I, 270, 1667.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH
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2011-11-27 13:16:44
SAINT-GERMAIN (Charles de)
Paris, Cardin Besongne, 1655 [et] Gervais Clouster, 1650. 2 ouvrages en 1 volume in-8 de (12), 93 et (3) pages, puis (46) et 352 pages maroquin havane de l'époque, sur les plats dentelle intérieure et extérieure dorée le long d'un double filet, puis d?importants compartiments au centre desquels figurent des fers en forme de c?ur, et au centre des motifs quadrilobés, dos à 5 nerfs muet orné de volutes dorées, coupes et coiffes striées , , , 2 ouvrages en 1 volume in-8 de (12), 93 et (3) pages, puis (46) et 352 pages, maroquin havane de l'époque, sur les plats dentelle intérieure et extérieure dorée le long d'un double filet, puis d?importants compartiments au centre desquels figurent des fers en forme de c?ur, et au centre des motifs quadrilobés, dos à 5 nerfs muet orné de volutes dorées, coupes et coiffes striées, Exemplaire de présentation à Marin Cureau de la Chambre, médecin ordinaire de Louis XIV et "conseiller du Roy en ses conseils". L'oublié Charles de Saint-Germain, médecin diplômé de la faculté de Montpellier, venu à Paris à la fin des années 1640, et devenu médecin ordinaire du Roi "en l'année 1652, non seulement en considération de la doctrine, capacité et expérience en la science et pratique de la médecine" (voir Alexandre Lunel, "La Maison médicale du roi", p. 132), publia en 1655, un livre de thérapeutique qui rencontra un certain succès et qui fut réédité en 1668, "Le Médecin royal, ou le Parfait médecin charitable". En outre, Saint-Germain reste connu, dans l'histoire de la médecine parisienne, pour avoir, après Théophraste Renaudot, voulu défier la puissant … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux [paris, France]
2011-11-08 20:54:51
Kedd, Jodocus, SJ.
1655. 2 Teile, jeweils mit eigenem Titelblatt. (8), 68 SS. (4), 40 SS. (Beigebunden) II: Ders. Paraenesis ad Lutheranos dominos academicos aberrantes. Ebd., (1655). (8), 111, (1) SS. Pergamentband der Zeit mit hs. Rückentitel (die ganze Länge des Rückens einnehmend). Dreiseitiger Farbschnitt. Schließbänder fehlen. 4to. Jeweils erste Ausgabe dieser drei Kontroversschriften des Jesuiten Jodok Kedd aus Emmerich (1597-1657). "Kedd war einer der rührigsten und fruchtbarsten theologischen Controversisten des 17. Jahrh., Backer zählt nicht weniger als 64 Schriftwerke dieses Inhaltes aus Kedd's Feder auf" (ADB XV, 518). Die "Deductio catholicae religionis" in der Variante mit Widmung an Otto Freiherrn von Nostitz. - Durchgehend etwas gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig; hinteres Innengelenk gebrochen. Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk der Wiener Unbeschuhten Augustiner; deren hs. Bibliothekssignatur am vorderen Innendeckel; das hs. Signaturetikett am Rücken. I: VD 17, 1:077454V. De Backer/Sommervogel IV, 974, 59 (Kollation ungenau). Mayer I, 268, 1640 und 1642 (führt die beiden Teile separat). - II: VD 17, 1:077587T. De Backer/Sommervogel IV, 975, 60. Mayer I, 270, 1667.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris [Austria]
2011-09-24 22:27:16
POÈTES NÉO-LATINS]
Lugduni Batavorum (Leyde), Ex officina Joannis Maire, 1655; 2 tomes petit in-12, frontispice + titre + 4 ff.n.ch. + 170 pp. + 11 ff.n.ch. + 12 ff. chiffrés puis pages 13 à 281 + 5 ff.n.ch. + 1 f.n.ch. puis pages 283 à 940 pp., plein veau glacé blond du début du XIXe siècle, dos lisses très ornés à faux nerfs, pièces de titre et de tomaison en basane noire, guirlande d'encadrement sur les plats, roulette sur les coupes, roulette d'encadrement intérieure, tranches dorées (petit trou de vers à un mors du tome deuxième, reliure signée F. Bozérian Jeune). Les 2 volumes. Brunet II, 958. Oberlé, Poètes néo-latins en Europe, n° 266. Première édition de ce recueil contenant les pièces suivantes : * Juste-Lipse : Satyra Menippea ; * Cunaeus (P.) : Sardi Venales Satyra Menippea ; * Cunaeus : D. Juliani Imperatoris Caesares, satyra in Romanos imperatores (avec la version graque par Ch. Chanteclair) ; * Sénèque : Ludus de morte Claudii ; * Nannus (P.) : Somnium ; * Benci (F.) : Somnium ; * Rigaltius (N.) : Funus Parasiticum, sive Biberii mortualia ; * Erycius Putaneus : Comus ; * Castellanus (P.) : Ludus, sive convivium saturnale ; * Strada (F.) : Momus, sive satira Varroniana ; * Bodecherus (J.) : Satyricon in corruptae juventuris mores corruptos ; * Fabricius (V.) : Satyra, Pransus paratus in poetas et eorum contemptores ; * Ferrarius (O.) : Satyrae quaedam prolusiones ; * Sangenesius (J.) : De Parnasso et finitimis locis. "Plusieurs de ces pièces en prose concernent la poésie, en particulier le Momus de Strada, la satire du repu et content de Fabricius et la dernière pièce qui nous i … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie de l'Amateur [Strasbourg, France]
2011-09-24 08:53:10
Caius Julius Caesar
Collectible [Publisher: R. Daniel / Roger Daniell] 1655
Bookseller: amazon.com
2011-09-13 19:24:53
Barlaei Casparis Antverpiani (Gaspard van Baerle)
Apud Ioannem Blaeu, 1655. (Codice AN/2800) In 24° (14x8 cm) (8)576 pp. Original leather, raised bands, gilt lettered & compartments, gilt fillets and dentelles, spine partly lacking and coins lightly worn, red edges. Fly leaf darkened, old signature at the rear FFEP, otherwise internally fine // In questa seconda (e ultima) parte (più rara della prima): elegie ed epigrammi latini in gran parte profani, alcuni scherzosi, molti dedicati a personaggi contemporanei. Il van Baerle (1584-1648), dottore in filosofia e illustre poeta neolatino, scrisse anche l'Elogio a Maria de Medici in visita ad Amsterdam (1638). Bella marca tipografica al frontespizio, nitida e fresca impressione. Antica piccola firma all'ultima carta bianca. Piena pelle coeva, nervetti, scomparti ornati e tit.oro, lievi mancanze alle cuffie e agli angoli dei piatti, dentelle, tagli colorati. Eccellente esemplare. Euro 250.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA
Bookseller: Bergoglio Libri d'Epoca [IT]
2011-09-02 12:28:10
Thomas Fuller
London: Printed for John Williams, 1655. First edition. 3/4 leather. Near Fine. 9 1/2 x 14 inches. Folio. [8] + 171 + [1] (Books I & II); [8] + 200 + (151-200) + 201-427 + [1] (Books II-VII); [8] + 235 + [1] (Books VIII & IX); [8] + 238 (Books X & XI); [8] + 172 (Hist. Cambridge); 22 (Hist. Waltham-Abbey); 19 + [1] (Index). 2 [of 5] full page engravings. Title page lightly soiled, but pages bright and clean and free from marking. Light soiling along edges. Some pages misnumbered. Bound in modern 3/4 brown calf with marbled boards, matching marbled endpapers and red spine label with gilt title and date. ESTCR14493. An excellent first edition copy of this scarce English religious history.
Bookseller: St. Wulfstan's Books [U.S.A.]
2011-08-28 20:43:59
[Roman / Public Law]. Sprenger, Johann Theodor [d. 1668]
Heidelbergae:: Johannis Ammonii, Bibliopolae.. 1655.. 12mo: a^12 A - S^12 T^6. 5-3/8" x 3". 2nd edition. [24], 441, [3] pp.. Sammelband volume, in period full vellum, with title hand-inked to spine. Faint red edgestain.. General wear & soiling to binding. 2 bookplates to front eps. A VG. copy.. Volume contains 4 of Sprenger's works, including TavBooks ID Nos 34017 - 35019. Price is the entire volume of 4 works. . Engraved t.p., which reads: "Bonus Princeps cum Illustribus Praetensionibus et Semestralibus Palatinis." Head- tailpieces. Decorative initial captial letters.
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA
2011-08-17 15:05:37
Erasmus von Rotterdam
Ludg. Batavorum (Leiden), Franciscum Hackium, 1655, 8°, (10), 677 S. + Index, gestochenes Titelblatt (dieses außerhalb der Darstellung rundum beschnitten), Ganzpergamenteinband (etwas berieben, etwas fleckig, nachgedunkelt, Innendeckel mit handschriftlichen Nozizen von 1729) *Philosophie / Humanismus
Bookseller: Antiquariat Martin Barbian & Grund GbR [Saarbruecken, Germany]
2011-08-08 11:39:53
Merian
1655 - From Merian's "Topographia Galliae", this copperplate engraving is in excellent condition, and shows the Palace of the Duke d'Orleans and the Palace of the Cardinal in Paris, France. Paper size: 11 1/2" x 8 1/4"
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-08-08 11:39:53
Merian
1655 - From Merian's "Topographia Galliae", this copperplate engraving is in excellent condition, and shows the house of Rincy in France. Paper size: 13" x 11 1/2"
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco
2011-07-31 08:45:47
Alexander VII., Papst / (Rondinini, Natale).
O. O. u. Dr., [wohl 1655]. (8) SS. Interimsbroschur des 18. Jhs. 4to. Zweiter Druck (eine von zwei Varianten) dieses Antritts-Sendschreibens des Papstes Alexander VII. (Fabio Chigi, 1599-1667), der am 7. April 1655 zum Kirchenoberhaupt gekoren worden war. Am Schluß gezeichnet vom päpstlichen Sekretär Natale Rondinini (1635-57) und datiert mit Rom, 20. September 1655 (Apostolische Hofdruckerei). Eine deutsche Übersetzung liegt bei. - Titel oben alt angerändert; papierbedingt durchgehend gleichmäßig etwas gebräunt. VD 17, 7:704530M. OCLC 246020025. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
2011-06-02 16:48:16
Buxtorf, Johann (Johannes Buxtorf the Elder, Joannes Buxtorfius, Joannem Buxtorfium)
Johannes König, Basleae (Basel), 1655. 12mo. [22], 976 [76] pp. Paper covered boards with title plate. 17th century Hebrew-Latin dictionary. Text in Hebrew and Latin. Half of spine and title plate missing. Scuffing, abrasions and wear to boards. Corners bumped and worn. Wear to edges. Yellow page edges. Water stain to top page edge and upper part of fore page edge. Hinges starting. Sporadic foxing to pages and water staining to last half of book on top area of pages not affecting text. Cover in poor, interior in good condition. Johannes Buxtorf the Elder was a 17th century Hebraist, who served as professor of Hebrew for thirty-nine years at Basel and known by the title "Master of the Rabbis." He was one of the most important Christian Hebraists of his day and was largely responsible for transforming Hebrew studies from an amateur hobby into an established academic discipline in the early seventeenth century. He was succeeded by his son Johannes Buxtorf the Younger, who also became a renowned professor. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) [Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.]
2011-03-07 09:46:22
Vondel, Joost van:
Bookseller: Antiquariat am Moritzberg [Hildesheim, NDS, Germany]
2011-03-02 03:49:42
Saavedra Fajardo, Diego.
Valencia, Geronimo Vilagrasa, 1655. - 4to. (16), 694 [but: 692] pp. With heraldic title woodcut and 103 emblematic woodcuts in the text. Contemp. limp vellum with calligraphic title to spine. Very rare, early edition of the probably most important mirror for magistrates, widely printed in illustrated and unillustrated editions - the second printed in Spain, according to Palau and Praz. - The present edition not listed in auction records of the past decades; only obe copy in OCLC (Univ. of Illinois). - With numerous underlinings and a few marginalia by a contemporary hand; the fine emblematic woodcuts are numbered by the same hand above the borders. Title with ms. mark of acquisition: "Lo compre en Malaga a Octobre 1796"; slight defect to paper due to obliteration of the name. Slightly browned and smudged; occasionally slightly waterstained. Goldsmith S 9. Praz 483 (note). Landwehr 653. Campa 78, SX 15.
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH
2011-02-16 01:51:57
FORSTNERUS AUSTRIUS Christophorus
Lugduni Batavorum, Francis Moyard, 1655. 7x12,5 cm. Introduction non paginée + 605 pages de texte + Index non paginé. Ouvrage orné d'un frontispice. Reliure de l'époque en plein parchemin à petits rabats. Dos lisse portant un numéro d'inventaire et le titre calligraphié à l'encre brune. Petits trous de vers sans gravité dans la reliure et les premiers feuillets et petites traces d'usage, sinon ouvrage en très bon état général. Papier frais. Tacite, Notes politiques, Venise,Langue
Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers [Lausanne, Switzerland]
2011-01-13 04:40:12
Johnston, Robert.
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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2010-11-01 23:36:31
Timson, John
Printed by E. C. For Tho. Williams, and Will. Tomson at Hasbrough in Ceistershire, Ceistershire. Ceistershire: Printed by E. C. For Tho. Williams, and Will. Tomson at Hasbrough in Ceistershire, 1655. First edition. Title continues: "And what Right the ignorant and scandalous tolerated in the Church have to the Lords Supper declared. Many things belonging to that Controversie are more fully discussed, tending much to the peace and settlement of the Church. And Also A ful Answer to what Mr. Collins hath written in defence of Judicial Suspension, wherein his pretended arguments from Scrupture are examined and confuted. To which is also annexed A brief Answer to the Antidiatribe written by Mr. Saunders. By John Timson, a private Christian of Great Bowdon in Leicestershire". Full calf or sheep, [22], 374, [2]p. Fragments of a printed text in Latin used as endpapers. Covers worn with some loss at the spine head, what appears to be a small burn mark on the back cover, text block sound with no loosened pages. Pages age-toned with some foxing, dampstain to head of first three leaves, a single ink correction in note to reader, a few small margin chips, a small bit of insect damage at upper outside corner margin of pages 158 through 217, not affecting any of the printed area, a note in 17th century hand on blank page 158. Names and comments written on the endpapers indicate early parts of the book's past ownership: "Thomas Andrews his book 1680"; "Darcas Houghey her book anno 1681"; "His Book John Rogers". First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo (16cm). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2010-10-28 08:47:08
MERIAN, Matthaus
Frankfurt, 1655. unbound. very good. View. Engraving with modern hand coloring. Image measures 10.5" x 31.25". Panoramic view overlooking Paris. Beautiful scroll along the bottom lists 44 landmarks, which have tiny, corresponding numbers above the distant hilltops. Matthaus Merian (1593-1650), was a draughtsman, topographical engraver, and publisher from Switzerland.
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2010-10-27 08:36:38
GASSENDI, Pierre
Hague: Hagae-Comitum, 1655. very good(+). Editio Tertia; Auctior, Correctior, & Distinctior. Copper engraved portrait. Rubricated title, 300pp. + index. 4to, modern 3/4 red levant, t.e.g.; one margin torn. Hagae-Comitum, Ex Typographia Adriani Vlacq, 1655. Very good (+). Editio Tertia; Auctior, Correctior, & Distinctior. Copper engraved portrait. Rubricated title, 300pp. + index. 4to, modern 3/4 red levant, t.e.g.; one margin torn. Hagae-Comitum, Ex Typographia Adriani Vlacq, 1655. Very good (+).A "widely read and influential" biography of the French cleric, savant, lawyer and conseiller of the Parlement of Provence. "Through this book Peiresc and his work came to be known to many who had neither visited his collections and library ... nor exchanged letters with him" (DSB). In addition to sponsoring the scientific researches of others, Peiresc is noteworthy for his own investigations into natural phenomena, particularly in the astronomical realm. He was an avid collector of books, manuscripts and animals, with his gardens being in their day the third largest in France. He is also known for such diverse exploits as introducing the Angora cat into Europe and going on record in defense of Galileo. His ideas, though unsystematic in themselves, are said to have exerted considerable influence on the speculations of his more famous biographer, the great scientist, mathematician and scholar, in whose arms Peiresc died in 1637. Pierre Bayle said of him: "Jamais homme ne rendid plus de services a la Republique des Lettres..." (DSB). An excellent copy with the William Salloch book … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2010-10-23 12:28:42
Martini, A.
Amsterdam, Blaeu, Joan, 1655. Japan. "Iaponia Regnum". Copper-engraving according to A. Martinis map of the region. Published by J. Blaeu, 1655. Original old colouring. With engraved title, "Milliaria Iaponiaca ... Milliaria Germanica ..." and "Cum privilegio Sacrae ...". 41,5:56,5 cm.. Koeman II, map 8450:2, ed. 2:501-2+4 (1655 Latin) - Karte von Japan und der koreanischen Halbinsel.
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2010-10-20 17:36:43
Zeiler, Martin.
Franckfurt am Mayn, In Verlag Caspar Merians, 1655-1661 (recte um 1670).. 13 Teile in 2 Bden. 33,8x22 cm. Mit 1 gestoch. Titel, 322 (statt 324) teils gefalt. oder doppelblattgr. Tafeln mit 412 (statt 415) Abb. (davon 18 Karten). HPgt.-Bde. der Zeit mit handschriftl. Rückentiteln.. Wüthrich 4, 74. - 3. Ausgabe berühmten topographischen Ansichtenwerkes von Merian, datiert 1655-1661, erschien um 1670. - Die Tafeln mit Ansichten von Städten, Dörfern, Kirchen, Schlössern, Fortifikationsanlagen etc. - In Bd. 1 fehlt Ansicht "Saint-Germain-des-Pres. In Bd. 5 fehlt die Ansicht "Roanne".. - (Rücken leicht berieben. Innen vereinzelt leicht gebräunt oder fleckig. Exlibris aV).Wenige Tafeln mit kleinen Randeinrissen, gutes Exemplar).
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2010-10-18 10:09:09
GALGEMAYR, G
Augsburg: Weh, 1655. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to., (4) ff., 128 pp., with four folding plates; lightly toned. Bound in contemporary stiff vellum, with title written in ink on spine in a neat hand. Ownership inscription on title-page, some careful underlining and annotations in a neat contemporary hand; lightly toned. Excellent.Rare edition and a fine copy of Galgemayr's very influential text describing the construction & use of two instruments, a proportional compass and a lineal compass for the measurement of volumes and surfaces. The former, closely resembling Galileo's proportional compass, was a popular calculating device used throughout the 17th C. The work was first published in 1615 and re-printed in 1626, 1633, and 1654 with modifications. All editions, however, are very rare owing to the book's practical utility. The copy offered here is enriched by annotations that indicate that it was used as a workbook. These are unusually careful and neat, and a few contain calculations that do not appear derived from the exercises; possibly they are calculations for actual (e.g. real life) situations for which the chapters are being consulted as a model or guide. Together with Uttenhofer's Circinus geometricus (see below), the work provides a vivid picture of a developing technology that ultimately became the modern hand-held calculating machine. * I. Zinner Astronomische Literatur 5046 & 5025 (1626 ed.); Instrumente p. 568; Poggendorf II. 1163; Kiely, Surveying Instruments, p. 226. II. Berlin Kat. 1716 (1633 ed.). The work is bound with a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2010-10-17 15:40:21
MERIAN, Matthaus
Frankfurt, 1655. unbound. very good. View. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 8.25" x 12.5".Panoramic view overlooking Rotenburg. Beautiful scroll along the bottom lists 18 landmarks, which have tiny, corresponding numbers above the distant steeples. Matthaus Merian (1593-1650), was a draughtsman, topographical engraver, and publisher from Switzerland. This engraving was published near the time of his death. Right margin is cropped. Minor aging around edges.
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2010-10-14 03:24:28
Taylor, Jeremy
London: James Flesher for R. Royston 8vo (19 cm, 7.5"). A?-Z8Aa?-Zz8Aaa4; engr. t.-p., [46], 448, [8], 449?-690 (i.e., 746), [6 (index)] pp. (pagination incorrect); 1 fold. plt.. 1655 Second edition of the "Unum necessarium," following the first of 1653, followed by the first edition of the "Further Explication." Jeremy Taylor (1613?-67), a High Church divine and chaplain to Charles I, was well known as a theologian and one of the school of Caroline Divines who brilliantly systematized Anglican theology in the 17th century. The first of these present works caused him some difficulty, as some of its arguments were widely considered unorthodox and antidoctrinal; the Further Explication was Taylor's attempt to clarify his position. The engraved frontispiece by P. Lombart depicts Jesus in shepherd guise, and is followed by a title-page printed in red and black. An oversized, folding plate shows a contrite heart accompanied by scriptural figures and allegorical images; this is also signed, Lombart. Both works came off the press with incorrect pagination, the latter with apparent page count being thrown significantly off. Provenance: Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of Charles Grave Hudson. Contemporary speckled calf, framed in blind, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label; leather cracked over joints and spine. Occasional pencilled bracketing.
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2010-10-12 07:09:43
SANSON, Nicolas.
Paris., 1655. Copper engraving. Original colour. Very good condition. Some light browning to the centre fold. Attractive water mark. Size: 53 x 40 cm. (21 x 15½ inches) Attractive map of Morocco and parts of Algeria. Maps by Sanson in original colour are rare. Nicolas Sanson was founder of the French school of mapmakers, at a time when the leadership in European cartography passed from the Low Countries to France.
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2010-10-06 16:39:12
GAGE, Thomas
London: E. Cotes and sold by John Sweeting, 1655. Second edition, enlarged by the Author, and beautified with maps. Large 8vo, pp. 220, plus a table of chapters with "contents of the most remarkable passages..." Brown marbled paper, with 3/4 calf. Three fold-out maps (of four) engraved maps: North and South America (lacking); West-Indies; New Spain (central Mexico with Pacific Coast); and "Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popaian" (the southern half of Central America with northwest regions of South America) A little foxing throughout, and some moisture-staining, but text clearly legible. Lacks corner of F2 (afectng a few letters)Cover little scuffed and worn; two front blanks worn, owner's bookplate on pastedown, and notes by various (?) owners on front blanks. Wing G-113; Sabin 26299; JCB, II 448-449. The first non-Sanish description of the Spanish dominions of the new world. Gage spent most of 12 years in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama, living among the Indians and occasionally serving as parish priest or professor of philosophy. Upon his return (escape, funded by the theft of his pasioner's contributions) to England he converted to the Church of England and wrote his book, which caused an immediate sensation for its revelations of the wealth and defenselessness of the Spanish American colonies. Cromwell appointed him chaplain to the forces going to capture Jamaica and he died there.
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2010-10-04 09:52:50
Taylor, Jeremy.
James Flesher for R. Royston, 1655. Second edition of the "Unum necessarium," following the first of 1653, followed by the first edition of the "Further Explication." Jeremy Taylor (1613-67), a High Church divine and chaplain to Charles I, was well known as a theologian and one of the school of Caroline Divines who brilliantly systematized Anglican theology in the 17th century. The first of these present works caused him some difficulty, as some of its arguments were widely considered unorthodox and antidoctrinal; the Further Explication was Taylor's attempt to clarify his position. The engraved frontispiece by P. Lombart depicts Jesus in shepherd guise, and is followed by a title-page printed in red and black. An oversized, folding plate shows a contrite heart accompanied by scriptural figures and allegorical images; this is also signed, Lombart. Both works came off the press with incorrect pagination, the latter with apparent page count being thrown significantly off. Provenance: Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of Charles Grave Hudson.
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2010-10-02 15:23:27
BARTHOLIN, BART. CASP. F.:
. 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. <br>.
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2010-09-14 20:10:13
Heider Daniel)
1655. Holzmann-B. I, 5539 - ADB XI, 303f.- Rechtsgutachten zum sog. "Reichsvogteienstreit", zuerst 1655 publiziert und wohl auf Daniel Heider (1572 - 1647) zurückgehend. Der Konflikt zwischen der protestantisch gewordenen Stadt Lindau und den Äbtissinnen des angrenzenden Stifts begann um 1643 und gewann reichsrechtliche Bedeutung, da Vogteirechte auch an vielen anderen Orten bestanden.- Ohne den erst 1733 erschienen Anhang, etw. braunfleckig sonst gutes Ex.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller [Salzburg, Austria]
2010-09-13 02:27:12
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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2010-08-11 16:56:11
SANSON, Nicolas.Engraved by SOMER, Jean.
Paris: Chez Pierre Mariette., 1655. ARCTIQUE ou SEPTENTRIONAL, et ANTARCTICQUE, ou MERIDIONAL, ou Description des Terres Arcticques et Antarctiques; et des Pays circomvoisins jusques aux 45 Degres de Latitude. Copper engraving. Original colour. Very good condition; some browning to the centrefold and a stain to the upper left, not affecting the image. Size: 54 x 39 cm. (21½ x 15½ inches) An attractive double hemisphere map based on the polar projections so as to include the northern and southern thirds of the world. The North pole is connected to Greenland and Spitzbergen but there is little other detailed coastline in the polar area. Europe, Russia and Canada are delineated. The South pole is based on the great unknown Southland of Magellan. The tip of S. America is shown, and a large land mass which encompasses the whole of the hemisphere, but nothing else, showing the limited extent of knowledge of these extreme latitudes. Extraordinarily enough, though, the southern projection, which shows little more than the outline of a vast landmass 'Australe et Incogneue', roughly corresponding to Antarctica as we know it today, long before any of it was discovered. Maps by Sanson in original colour are rare. Nicolas Sanson (1600-1667) French cartographer who established the first great cartographic dynasty in France. He was tutor to Louis XIV. Sanson published over 300 maps and was a founder of the French school of mapmakers, at a time when the leadership in European cartography passed from the Low Countries to France.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2010-07-16 16:52:34
Matthaeus Merian (1593 - 1650)
1655 o. 1656. Motivmass: 18,0x28,4 Blattmass: 21,4x32,9 Kupferstich aus: Topographia Sveviae Schwarzweiß.
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2010-07-06 19:54:17
Zittau Gedruckt bei Johann Gottfried Seyfert in, 1655. S. 904 Seiten in Anbetracht des Alters ist das seltene Buch noch in einer recht guten Verfassung, auch wenn einige Seiten etwas befleckt sind, Namenseintragung Eine Sammlung in öffentlicher Gemeinde vorgetragener Betrachtungen über die Evangelia auf alle Sonn-, Fest-, und Feiertage des ganzen Jahres nebst Eilf Passions-Betrachtungen über das 26. und 27. Cap. Matth. wie auch einer Kirchweih- und Christnachts-Erbauung, auf mehrfaches Verlangen dem Drucke übergeben von V. A. Th. Venus Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1655
Bookseller: Bücheroase Jens Neumann [Niesky, Germany]
2010-04-27 21:22:15
Various
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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2010-04-26 18:27:25
BLAEU, Willem (1571-1638) and Joannes BLAEU (1596-1673).
Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1655. Part II "Americas" of volume II (of 6) only, folio (20 4/8 x 13 6/8 inches). Text in Latin. Engraved title with letterpress title overslip, 15 engraved double-page maps ALL FINELY COLORED IN A CONTEMPORARY HAND, woodcut tail-pieces and initials (some light browning and spotting, a few marginal tears). Contemporary Dutch paneled vellum (remboitage), each cover elaborately decorated in gilt in two panels with fillets of broad floral roll tools, large floral inner corner-pieces and central floral medallion, yapp edges, all edges gilt (rebacked, lacking two pairs of ties, front cover with small split in fore-edge, one or two small stains). Provenance: Richard Green Library of Important Scientific Books, his sale, Christie's New York, 3rd December 2007, lot 256. A FINE TALL COPY WITH EXCEPTIONAL HAND-COLORING. An important part of the Latin edition of Blaeu's "Theatrum orbis terrarium." Containing fine large maps of "Americae," "Insulae Americanae," "Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova," "Barmudas," "Nova Virginiae," "Virginiae . et Floridae," "Nova Hispania et Nova Galicia," ".Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan," "Venezuela, cum. Novae Andalusiae," "Guiana sive Amazonum Regio," "Brasilia," "Paraguay, o Prov. De Rio de la Plata cum. Tucuman et S.ta Cruz de la Sierrra," "Magellanica," "Chili," and "Peru." Of particular interest is the map of "Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova": "It's primary source is the first manuscript figurative map of Adrien Block, 1614. Indeed it is the first full representation of it in print. It is one of the earliest to name "Nieu Amsterdam" (B … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2010-04-22 19:13:07
Galilei Galileo
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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2010-04-17 20:05:45
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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2010-04-08 23:56:31
GAGE, Thomas (ca 1596-1656).
London: E. Cotes for John Sweeting, 1655. Small folio (7 2/8 x 11 2/8 inches). [10], 220, [12] pp. Four engraved maps: North and South America; West-Indies; New Spain (central Mexico with Pacific Coast); and "Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popaian" (the southern half of Central America with northwest regions of South America). (Marginal dampstaining, slightly affecting West Indies map and occasionally affecting text block, occasional spotting, minor chipping to edges of first map and first few text leaves.) Modern speckled calf antique, covers decorated with double gilt fillet, spine gilt in compartments, with red and green morocco lettering-pieces. Provenance: Contemporary ownership inscription on frontispiece map of John Kyrwood; a few contemporary English marginalia. THE FIRST EDITION WITH THE MAPS, OF THE FIRST NON-SPANISH DESCRIPTION OF THE SPANISH DOMINIONS IN THE NEW WORLD. As a child Gage had been sent by his father to Spain to study with the Jesuits. He joined the Dominican order instead, and in 1625 began his travels as a stowaway, smuggled in a biscuit barrel aboard a ship bound for the Philippines, in violation of the Spanish royal decree excluding foreigners from the new Spanish territories. Gage spent most of the next 12 years in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama, living among the Indians and occasionally serving as parish priest or professor of philosophy. Upon his return to England he converted to the Church of England and wrote his book, which caused an immediate sensation for its revelations of the wealth and defenselessness of the Spanish … [Click Below for Full Description]
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