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2012-05-31 17:01:56
SANSON D'ABBEVILLE NICOLAS.
Paris, 1655. Incisione in rame, colorata d'epoca ai confini, mm 435x535. Sanson, geografo del Re Luigi XIII Ë considerato il fondatore della cartografia francese, tra i primi ad applicare la trigonometria nelle misurazioni geodetiche; infatti Nicolas Sanson e i suoi collaboratori realizzarono nuove proiezioni geografiche e pubblicarono numerosi atlanti, mentre si affermava l'impiego dei sistemi di misura indiretta mediante i procedimenti trigonometrici applicati in Olanda da Snellius fin dal 1617. Il rilevamento geodetico-topografico basato sulla triangolazione prese rapidamente piede dando alle carte geografiche un aspetto sempre pi? aderente alla realt? che rappresentavano.Buon esemplare con piccoli fori al margine sinistro. Nr.cat: P4080072
Bookseller: libreria antiquaria perini Sas di Perini [Verona, VR, Italy]
2012-05-27 22:21:03
SAAVEDRA FAJARDO, Diego de. Allegories for the ideal Christian ruler
Antwerp, Jérôme & Jean Baptiste Verdussen, 1655. 4to. [10]f, including engraved title + 792pp. Roman & Italic letter; with 102 large engraved emblems by Johann Sadeler and a variety of ornamental woodcut tail-pieces at chapter endings. Near-contemporary sprinkled calf, spine decorated in gilt;joints restored. A discourse on how to become an ideal Christian ruler in dealings with his subjects and foreign governments, conceived as a schoolbook for the Infante Balthasar, son of Philip IV of Spain, who died too young to profit from its wisdom. Each chapter is illustrated with an allegorical device bearing on the subject matter, beginning with Hercules in his cradle strangling the serpents, and ending with a macabre emblem of a skull covered with a spider's web on a cracked coffin with an upturned crown and discarded sceptre. A fine engraving of a printing press adorns the preface. The book enjoyed immense popularity in the 17th century. Diego de Saavedra Fajardo (1584-1648) studied law at Salamanca, became a Knight of Santiago at the age of 22, and served the Spanish government in important diplomatic missions, finally as a member of the Council of the Indies in 1646. A good copy; some textual underlinings in pencil. Peeters-Fontainas II, 1152. See also Praz, 'Seventeenth Century Imagery', pp191-192. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Hünersdorff Rare Books ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
2012-05-26 10:33:02
John Richardson.
London: Printed for John Stafford, and are to be sold at his house at the George at Fleet-bridge, 1655. 2⁰, [68], 200, 221-259, 266-449, [1] pp. (Text complete and corresponds with ESTC R217993 pagination). Dedications signed by James Armagh and Thomas Gataker. Preliminary leaves include table. In a handsome Victorian Arts & Craft calf binding, decorated in blind, re-backed with original letter-piece gilt. Marbled end-papers, all edges red. Important puritan text by the Church of Ireland Bishop of Ardagh, John Richardson D.D. (born 1580), who held the post from 1633-1654. He had left Ireland before the rebellion of 1641 and died eventually in London in 1654. Previously he had been Archdeacon of Derry (1622-34), then Archdeacon of Down (1639-54). Item 71 in Spurgeon's Catalogue of Commentaries and Expositions, wherein it is said to be: “of secondary importance, very short, yet good.” Marginal worming to tail of pgs. 291-314 not affecting text. Wing (2nd ed.), R1385A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: West Grove Books [London, United Kingdom]
2012-05-25 16:55:16
[Anonymous] [Jamaica]
The British Seize Jamaica; a fascinating account of the British loss at Hispaniola and their subsequent victory in Jamaica. 1655. London. In 4to (174 mm x 130 mm). 27. In a simple 19th century cloth and marbled boards, worn and rubbed. Title stained, with loss to upper outer margin, affecting four characters of text, foxing throughout, contemporary ink notations on verso of final leaf, else fine. First edition. Remarkably rare, only a few copies have appeared at auction in the last years. The pamphlet details the expedition commanded by Admiral Penn, father of William Penn, and General Venables -under Cromwell's orders- to seize the Spanish West-India islands, outlining the events of Britain's unsuccessful naval attacks on Hispaniola and questions the motivations of the expedition. The author, citing several reasons for failure, specifically mentions the severe heat and the ill-preparation of the soldiers with Spanish lances: "The Spaniards also (by often use and practice) become more expert in the use of these weapons." Following the ill-fated expedition -shameful defeat of Cromwell's strong army at Hispaniola on April 25, 1655-, the British fleet turned their attention to Jamaica, with Penn commanding the Swiftsure, and landed on the 10th of May. The author notes the paucity of Spanish defenders upon their arrival: "onely three or four small and slight Brest-workes, with some few Guns, and seeing so numerous an Army in readiness to Land, made not many shot, but fled in hast to the town of Oristano....". By the 17th, the entire island surrendered, and only one month later, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-05-23 15:04:21
Diego de Saavedra Fajardo
- PRESUMIBLEMENTE: Amberes (Antwerp), Jerónimo y Juan Bautista Verdussen, 1655, 22x17, pasta española, tapas envejecidas, páginas 413 a 792, numerosos grabados en texto, TODO PRESUNTAMENTE, PUES CARECEMOS DEL TOMO PRIMERO
Bookseller: Librería Francisco Soler / Lib. Abadía [Spain]
2012-05-19 19:12:14
REBOLLEDO [y Villamizar], Bernardino de.
Copenhagen, Pedro Morsingio, 1655. 4°, contemporary limp vellum (recased, later endleaves), vertical manuscript title on spine, remains of ties, fore-edge cover extensions. Extra engraved architectural title page. Full page engraved portrait of the dedicatee. Woodcut vignette on title page. Small woodcut initials. Typographical headpieces and vignettes. Woodcut tailpiece. Waterstains in lower outer corners of first few leaves. Occasional browning, mostly very light. Overall in good to very good condition. (4 ll.), 176 pp. *** FIRST EDITION of this poetical genealogy of the Royal House of Denmark, dedicated to Queen Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg. It is also a veiled attack on Protestantism. Two sonnets in Italian appear in the preliminary leaves.Don Bernardino de Rebolledo, Conde de Rebolledo, Señor de Trian, etc., was born in León (1597; died Madrid, 1676). He had a long and distinguished military career, serving in Italy, the Mediterranean, Flanders and Germany, becoming Governor and Captain General of the Lower Palatine, general of artillery, Spanish Minister to the Court of Denmark, and Minister of the Supreme Council of War, playing a prominent role on the Hapsburg side in the Thirty Years' War. He was influential in the conversion of Queen Christina of Sweden to Catholicism. With four volumes of verse to his credit in addition to his military and diplomatic activities, he was one of the most unusual Spanish poets of the mid-sixteenth century in that he took no account of Gongarism.*** Palau 252065 (calling for only 3 preliminary leaves). Jerez p. 120 (the HSA cop … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2012-05-18 21:07:07
ELSEVIER], HORNIUS George
Apud Johannem Elsevirium, Lugduni Batavorum, 1655. Un volume petit in-4° (15 x 21cm), (2), 3-387, 21pp. Pleine basane d'époque, dos à nerfs orné du titre et de caissons dorés, tranches mouchetées. (reliure frottée avec de petits manques dont un à la coiffe supérieure, mors ouverts sur 5 cm de part et d'autre à cette dernière, cerne claire en marge à plusieurs feuillets avec parfois atteinte au texte, rares et pâles rousseurs). Marque d'imprimeur au titre, bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe. George Hornius (1620-1670), historien et géographe allemand. Signature de l'abbé Prompsault sur la page de titre. Edition originale. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Aparté [PEZENAS, France]
2012-05-18 05:11:31
BLAEU, Willem (1571-1638) and Joannes BLAEU (1596-1673).
[Amsterdam: Joannes and Willem Blaeu, 1655]. Complete title: Novus atlas sinensis a Martino Martinio Soc. Iesu descriptus et serenessimo archidvci Leopoldo Gvilielmo Avstriaco Dedicatvs. Cum privilegio S.C. Maj. et Ordd. Foed. Belg. Folio (21 x 14 inches). Engraved allegorical title-page with original hand-colour HEIGHTENED IN GOLD (creased, edges a bit frayed), 17 fine double-page engraved maps of Asia with original hand-colour in outline (2x1 with long tear crossing the text repaired in the margin at an early date, map of Japan a bit spotted as are some text leaves, one map with short closed tear, some lower margins with pale waterstains). Contemporary Dutch gilt panelled vellum over thin paste-board with yap fore-edges, all edges gilt (lacking two pairs of ties, lightly soiled but ATTRACTIVE). FIRST AND ONLY DUTCH EDITION OF VOL. VI OF BLAEU'S SIX-VOLUME NIEUE ATLAS DEPICTING THE CHINESE EMPIRE, ITS 15 PROVINCES, AND JAPAN. The Novus Atlas Sinensis was compiled by the Italian Jesuit Martino Martini (1614-1661), and it is the first atlas of China produced in the western world, the first comprehensive visually descriptive work on China with accompanying historical texts, perhaps the first true Sino-European publications, based as it was on Chinese land surveys, and was the first of very many illustrated works and translations of works about China in the 17th and 18th centuries. "The seventeen maps are noteworthy not only for their accuracy, remarkable for the time, but also for their highly decorative cartouches featuring vignettes depicting regional Chinese dress, acti … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2012-05-15 11:03:35
GONZALES DE MENDOZA, Juan.
Woodcut printer's devise on title, and decorative initials. 2 unn., 176 pp.; 222 pp., 14 unn. pp. index. 4to. Contemporary brown calf, t.e.g.. Old monastery library stamp on title. Antwerp, F. Frickaert, 1655. First Antwerp edition in Latin. Gonzalez de Mendoza (1545-1618) was sent by Philip II of Spain on an embassy to the Emperor of China. Combined with his own travel experiences notes are made by the missionaries Martin de Herrada and Hieronymus Marin on their voyages to China in 1575 and 1579. This is followed by an account of another missionary journey to China, derived mainly by Martin de Rada. The observations of the travellers refer not only to China, but to those countries through which they passed on their way, and since all expeditions to China at that time used Manila as a base, there is a lengthy account of the Philippines. Besides its interest as an Americanum with ref. to Peru on unn. p. 3, Mexico & Magellan on p. 5 in part 2, and Havana, Jamaica & Santo Domingo, the work contains also descriptions of Japan and other places. According to Pardo de Tavera, this was the first book printed in Europe to mention the then recently founded city of Manila. The work first appeared in Rome in 1585, printed in Spanish ("Historia de las cosas mas nobles...del gran reyno de la China"), and is the first printed history on China written by an European. But the first Madrid printing was not until 1586, and at this time an account was inserted of the Espejo expedition to New Mexico, and it is often erroneously assumed that all editions contain this mention, but as all the Ital … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Schumann [Switzerland]
2012-05-05 20:27:11
Gassendi, Pierre (1592-1655)
Hagae-Comitum: Ex Typographia Adriani Vlaco, 1655. Editio secunda auctior et correctior. Hard cover. Very Good/The real-life Canon of Digne from Umberto Eco's Island of the Day Before, Pierre Gassendi deserves high ranking in the 17th-century Republic of Letters. The life of Tycho Brahe--a hero of scientific method-- is "arguably the oldest full biography of a scientist," according to Thomas Soderqvist (The history and poetics of scientific biography, 2007). It is, however, also very much a history of astronomy. It is followed by lives of other science heroes: Copernicus, Puerbach and Regiomontanus. These were apparently first published in 1653, while the biography of Tycho Brahe was added in 1654, and is here reissued with a fresh title page and corrected text.. Small quarto (21 cm); Extra printed title page, xl, 373, [11] pages, and two full-page engraved portraits of Tycho Brahe and Copernicus. Extra title page printed in red and black, dated 1655. Bound in contemporary vellum with gilt arms of the Society of Writers to the Signet. Some wear; covers dusty; minor foxing, etc. Writers to the Signet ownership inscription on title page. Generally a sound, unsophisticated copy. Reference: Houzeau & Lancaster 6190 and 7788.
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2012-04-16 19:24:05
Craig, Sir Thomas
1655. London, 1655. 1st ed. Wing C6802. First Edition of the First Systematic Work on Scots Law Craig, Sir Thomas [1538-1608]. Jus Feudale Tribus Libris Comprehensum: Quibus Non Solum Consuetudines Feudales & Praediorum Jura, Quae in Scotia, Anglia, & Plerisque Galliae Locis Obtinent, Continentur; Sed Universum Jus Scoticum, et Omnes Fere Materiae Juris Clare & Dilucide Exponuntur, Et ad Fontes Juris Feudalis & Civilis Singula Reducuntur. Edinburgh: [S.n.] Impressum Anno. Dom. 1655. [xii], 383, [1 blank] pp. Folio (12" x 8"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, recent lettering piece to spine. Rubbed with some loss to spine ends, some worming to rear board and head of spine, joints starting at ends, front hinge partially cracked, about half of front free endpaper lacking, recent armorial bookplate (of the Baron de Spon) to front free pastedown, early wax seals to verso of front free endpaper. Light toning to text, internally clean. A solid copy of an important work. $500. * First edition. Unlike previous compilations, Jus Feudale is an original work. "Indeed Craig was the first systematic writer on law in Scotland. The Jus Feudale is not a mere textbook of the law of land rights, but is a learned disquisition upon a great social system. The opening chapters are devoted to an examination of the sources of law in general, and trace the history and development of the Civil, Canon and Feudal laws. If Craig had accomplished no more than that he would have been entitled to a foremost place amongst our jurists, for unquestionably the form of his book not only exemplified th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. [USA]
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.
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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.
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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)
2 ouvrages en 1 volume in-8 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, 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 puissante Faculté de Médecine de Paris en instituant en 1668 un corps des médecins provinciaux, c'est-à-dire une "Chambre syndicale" "qui aurait été pourvue du privilège d'agréger les médecins étrangers désireux d'exercer leur art dans la capitale" (cf, Lunel, p. 132). Cette nouvelle institution, concurrente de la Faculté, aurait été sous l'autorité directe du … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux [paris, France]
2011-11-08 20:54:51
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. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, 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]
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
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]
Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC [East Granby, CT, U.S.A.]
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.
Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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.
Bookseller: Antikvariat Karel Krenek
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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).
Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi
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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.
Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
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.
Bookseller: Second Life Books, Inc. [Lanesborough, MA, U.S.A.]
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.
Bookseller: PRB&M/SessaBks (Philadelphia Rare Books & MSS Co.) [U.S.A.]
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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