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        Elements of Philosophy, the First Section concerning Body

      London: For Andrew Crooke,, 1656 & 1657. Written in Latine by Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. And now translated into English. To which are added Six Lessons to the Professors of Mathematicks of the Institution of Sr. Henry Saville, in the University of Oxford. [Bound with:] HOBBES, Thomas. [Stigmai ageometrias. agroichas, antipoliteas, amatheias: in Greek] or Markes of the Absurd Geometry, Rural Language, Scottish Church-Politicks And Barbarismes of John Wallis Professor of Geometry and Doctor of Divinity. 2 works bound in one quarto volume (220 x 160 mm). Contemporary unlettered calf, rebacked, titled in ink along lower edge. With 14 folding plates, some diagrams in text, plus decorative initial letters. Contemporary ownership inscription to free endpaper of one Johannis Reynolds, noting price paid 4s. Extensive ink notes to rear endpaper. Covers age darkened and scuffed in places, leather patch to rear cover, corners repaired. Tear to one large folding plate neatly repaired. Occasional light spotting and the odd chip to leaf edges. A very good copy. First edition in English of De Corpore (1655), intended as the first part of Hobbes's comprehensive philosophical scheme, the Elements of Philosophy. "This translation substantially modified the mathematical argument, especially (Chapters XVIII and XX) regarding circle-squaring, and contained other modifications elicited by criticism" (Laird, quoted in MacDonald & Hargreaves). "In this work [Hobbes] defined philosophy as 'such knowledge of effects or appearances, as we acquire by true ratiocination from the knowledge we have first of their causes or generation: And again, of such causes or generations as may be from knowing first their effects'. From this we appreciate that philosophy for Hobbes covered knowledge of the natural world and all that may be contained in it, including mankind and political society. And knowledge began from names and their logical implications. So Hobbes begins from the ideas of space and time, and hence reaches an idea of body, and from that proceeds to deduce the nature of body and its implications. He then goes on to give a full account of the central concepts of a mechanical physics always closely linked to geometry. It is on this system that his whole account will be based, moving on from dynamics to an account of motion of animals, which, equally, is the product of physical causes by contact for 'motion may produce nothing but motion'. And since man is just another special kind of animal the account will go through to human beings" (Pyle, Dictionary of Seventeenth-Century British Philosophers). "Six Lessons" was a reply to Ward and Wallis and was, in its turn, replied to by Wallis in "Due Correction for Mr. Hobbes. or, Schoole of Discipline, for not saying his lessons right. In answer to his six lessons, directed to the Professors of Mathematicks. By the Professor of Geometry". (1656). Hobbes in his turn replied in 1657 with his "Markes of the Absurd Geometry, Rural Language, Scottish Church-Politicks And Barbarismes of John Wallis Professor of Geometry and Doctor of Divinity", here bound following the main work.

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        Novus atlas Sinensis dat is afbeeldingen en beschryvinge van alle de landschappen van het groote ryck Sina.

      Amsterdam, Joan Blaeu, 1656.Large folio. 19th century half calf. With engraved title-page and 17 engraved maps, all contemporary coloured by hand. (4),216,(16),XVIII,40 pp.First Dutch edition of the first European atlas of China. - 'The first of the seventeen maps is a map of the entire Chinese empire, followed by a general description of China and its inhabitants. Individual maps of Ming China's fifteen provinces follow, each accompanied by detailed descriptions. Finally there is a map and a brief description of Japan. These maps were the most accurate maps available during the century, and together with Martini's provincial descriptions, the atlas provided more geographical information about China than became available during the following two centuries. Martini's maps were extremely valuable in presenting Europe with an accurate geographic picture of the Middle Kingdom' (Löwendahl, Sino-Western relations, 116). This atlas was included as volume six in Blaeu's magnificent Theatrum orbis terrarum. - (Some pages slightly wrinkled; engraved titel-page and the general map Of China and Japan cut short; small library stamp on title-page). - A bright coloured copy. Cordier, B.S., col.182; Lust 160; Koeman II, 501; Walravens, China illustrata, 31; Lach & Van Kley, Asia in the making of Europe, III, p.480 .

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        Afbeeldinge vande Cabo St. Augustin Met haer forten [St. Augustine, Brazil]. Kupferstich.

      Amsterdam 1656 - Bildgröße: 28 x 38 cm, Blattgröße: 31,5 x 40,5 cm. Das Blatt oben rechts mit *Fig. 18, Fol. 199* bezeichnet. Mit Titelkartusche oben rechts sowie zahlreichen Segelschiffen in der Darstellung. >>> View of the Dutch Fleet in the harbor of Santo Agostinho, from Commelyn's remarkable history of the Dutch general and Stadthouder Frederic Henry of Nassau, Prince of Orange. The elaborate view shows sailing ships, fortifications, rivers etc.<<< Die Titelkartusche mit folgendem Eintrag: *Afbeeldinge vande Cabo St. Augustin Met haer forten: 1. Incomen van de haven - 2. De Baretta - 3. t` Fort Gyseling - 4. t`Pontael.* Der Kupferstich stärker gebräunt, auf stärkerem Papier fest montiert sowie unter Passepartout gelegt. Das Blatt etwas fleckig und sockfleckig mit Randläsionen zum Außenrand und zu den Ecken hin außerhalb der Darstellung. In der Bildmitte zum Falz hin etwas lichtrandig im oberen Bereich. Das Passepartout angetaubt und etwas fleckig. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Le Nouveau Testament, C' est a dire, La Nouvelle Alliance de nostre Seigneur Jesus Christ. [Bound with:] [Bible in French]. Les Pseaumes de David, Mis en rime Francoise [by C. Marot & T. de Beze, with music]

      Charenton: Ad 1: Pierre des-Hayes. Ad 2: Anthoine Cellier, 1656-1661. Twelvemo in sixes. Collation: Engraved frontispiece, A-Z6 Aa-Cc6 = [2], [174]; [116] pp., COMPLETE. Contemporary full burgundy morocco, covers elaborately ruled and paneled in gilt, spine elaborately ruled and tooled in gilt, five raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, all edges gilt, comb marbled pastedowns and endpapers (front marbled endleaf excised, bookplate removed). Extremities worn; chipping to spine. Evidence of two pair of catches and clasps. Overall in good antiquarian condition, completely unsophisticated. Preserved in a deluxe red cloth case by Cloverleaf Studio An unrecorded Fanfare binding by the "Atelier FLORIMOND BADIER 2nd Period," for which see Esmerian Deuxieme Partie, Tables Synoptiques, Atelier Florimond Badier 1630-1668, Annex A / fin, fers 1-4. This era of the Badier Atelier is described in great detail by De Conihout / Ract-Madoux, Musee Conde, for which see the tooling on No. 17 (note identical positioning of the four inlocking tools in the 2nd and 4th horizontal compartments), No. 21 and No. 25. The elegant decoration on this binding is known as a "Reliure a decor de fanfare vide" in which the central medalion is open. A virtually identical binding appeared in the second sale of the Bibliotheque Claude L. on a 1654 Paris John Climacus (sold 29 April 2007, lot 107). * Badier (fl. 1645-1660) was a Parisian binder who apprenticed to Jean Thomas in 1630, and became Master in 1645. His name is associated with the art of pointille tooling of the art of bookbinding in 17th-century France. Badier also used a distinctive finishing stamp cut in the shape of a man's head. Only three signed bindings of his are known; many bindings attributed to him may be the work of imitators. At one time, Badier was considered by some authorities to be the legendary Le Gascon, but has since been disproven. * This is an exceptional and truly microscopic printing of the Four Gospels and the Apocalypse, in French, supposedly created at Charenton, but "available for purchased in Paris." This is a Protestant (French Geneva) edition and was probably not printed at Charenton but at Geneva. * REFERENCE: Bettye Thomas Chambers, Bibliography of French Bibles, Volume 2, no. 1277 (pp. 325) which is a separate issue of Chambers 1276 (slightly different printer's address). Darlow & Moule 3753.

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        The Commonwealth of Oceana

      London: Printed by J. Streater, for Livewell Chapman, and are to be sold at his shop at the Crown in Popes-Head-Alley, 1656. First edition, variant with "Livewell Chapman" in the imprint. [12], 239, [1], 255-286, 189-210, [2] pp. Title page printed in red and black. Small folio. Nineteenth-century quarter calf and marbled paper boards. Joints slightly rubbed; occasional spotting and browning to text. A Classic of Utopian Thought A celebrated work of political philosophy, which had a profound influence on America&#39;s founding fathers. "The written constitution, the unlimited use of the elective principle and the separation of powers are all points which may have been derived directly from the Oceana, while all the minor points of machinery, rotation, checks and balances, popular ratifications and special protection for the constitution seem to have been first formulated by Harrington" (A. E. Levett in Encyc. of Social Sciences).&#11;Although the Dedication, signed by Harrington, is to Cromwell, and despite the fact utopia commonwealth is decidedly anti-monarchist, evidently fears of political repercussions led to the dispersal of the printing among three different printers, resulting in irregularities of typography and pagination. ESTC, alone among sources, calls for a frontispiece portrait, but if one was indeed ever issued with it, it is very rare. No copy at auction has ever appeared with one, and neither the Pforzheimer nor Huntington Library contains it.

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        Le Nouveau Testament, C' est a dire, La Nouvelle Alliance de nostre Seigneur Jesus Christ [Bound with:] [Bible in French] Les Pseaumes de David, Mis en rime Francoise [by C Marot & T de Beze, with music]

      Charenton: Ad 1: Pierre des-Hayes. Ad 2: Anthoine Cellier, 1656-1661. Twelvemo in sixes. Collation: Engraved frontispiece, A-Z6 Aa-Cc6 = [2], [174]; [116] pp., COMPLETE. Contemporary full burgundy morocco, covers elaborately ruled and paneled in gilt, spine elaborately ruled and tooled in gilt, five raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, all edges gilt, comb marbled pastedowns and endpapers (front marbled endleaf excised, bookplate removed). Extremities worn; chipping to spine. Evidence of two pair of catches and clasps. Overall in good antiquarian condition, completely unsophisticated. Preserved in a deluxe red cloth case by Cloverleaf Studio An unrecorded Fanfare binding by the "Atelier FLORIMOND BADIER 2nd Period," for which see Esmerian Deuxieme Partie, Tables Synoptiques, Atelier Florimond Badier 1630-1668, Annex A / fin, fers 1-4. This era of the Badier Atelier is described in great detail by De Conihout / Ract-Madoux, Musee Conde, for which see the tooling on No. 17 (note identical positioning of the four inlocking tools in the 2nd and 4th horizontal compartments), No. 21 and No. 25. The elegant decoration on this binding is known as a "Reliure a decor de fanfare vide" in which the central medalion is open. A virtually identical binding appeared in the second sale of the Bibliotheque Claude L. on a 1654 Paris John Climacus (sold 29 April 2007, lot 107). * Badier (fl. 1645-1660) was a Parisian binder who apprenticed to Jean Thomas in 1630, and became Master in 1645. His name is associated with the art of pointille tooling of the art of bookbinding in 17th-century France. Badier also used a distinctive finishing stamp cut in the shape of a man's head. Only three signed bindings of his are known; many bindings attributed to him may be the work of imitators. At one time, Badier was considered by some authorities to be the legendary Le Gascon, but has since been disproven. * This is an exceptional and truly microscopic printing of the Four Gospels and the Apocalypse, in French, supposedly created at Charenton, but "available for purchased in Paris." This is a Protestant (French Geneva) edition and was probably not printed at Charenton but at Geneva. * REFERENCE: Bettye Thomas Chambers, Bibliography of French Bibles, Volume 2, no. 1277 (pp. 325) which is a separate issue of Chambers 1276 (slightly different printer's address). Darlow & Moule 3753.

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        Les provinciales ou lettres escrites par Louis de Montalte a un provincial de ses amis et aux RR. PP. Jesuites: sur le sujet de la morale, & de la politique de ces peres. [First edition].

      . "Cologne" [Paris], Pierre de la Vallee, [1656-]1657. 4to (23.0 x 17.2 cm). pp. i-xiii [title and Notice (in first state)]; 1-8 (1st letter); 1-8 (2nd); 1-8 (answer from the Provincial and 3rd letter); 1-8 (4th); 1-8 (5th); 1-8 (6th); 1-8 (7th); 1-8 (8th); 1-8 (9th); 1-8 (10th); 1-8 (11th); 1-8 (12th); 1-8 (Refutation of response of 12th letter); 1-8 (13th); 1-8 (14th); 1-8 (15th); 1-12 (16th); 1-8 (17th); 1-12 (18th). Fine full red morocco with raised bands, gilt spine lettering, marbled end-papers, all edges gilt, elaborately gilt blind-tooled inner dentelles, engraved armorial book plate on front board.l The very rare first edition. "The Lettres provinciales (Provincial letters) are a series of eighteen letters written by French philosopher and theologian Blaise Pascal under the pseudonym Louis de Montalte. Written in the midst of the formulary controversy between the Jansenists and the Jesuits, they are a defense of the Jansenist Antoine Arnauld from Port-Royal-des-Champs, a friend of Pascal who in 1656 was condemned by the Faculte de Theologie at the Sorbonne in Paris for views that were claimed to be heretical. The First letter is dated January 23, 1656 and the Eighteenth March 24, 1657. A fragmentary Nineteenth letter is frequently included with the other eighteen. In these letters, Pascal humorously attacked casuistry, a rhetorical method often used by Jesuit theologians, and accused Jesuits of moral laxity. Being quickly forced underground while writing the Provincial Letters, Pascal pretended they were reports from a Parisian to a friend in the provinces, on the moral and theological issues then exciting the intellectual and religious circles in the capital. In the letters, Pascal's tone combines the fervor of a convert with the wit and polish of a man of the world. Their style meant that, quite apart from their religious influence, the Provincial Letters were popular as a literary work. Adding to that popularity was Pascal's use of humor, mockery, and satire in his arguments. The letters also influenced the prose of later French writers like Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Brilliantly written by Pascal, the Provincial Letters would not have been possible without the work of theologians from Port-Royal; indeed, most of the arguments Pascal deployed were already to be found in Arnauld's Theologie morale des Jesuites, something which led the Jesuit Nicolas Caussin to reply to Pascal's perceived libel. Pascal's main source on Jesuit casuistry was Antonio Escobar's Summula casuum conscientiae (1627), several propositions of which would be later condemned by Pope Innocent XI. Paradoxically, the Provincial Letters were both a success and a defeat: a defeat, on the political and theological level, and a success on the moral level. Thus, King Louis XIV ordered that the book be shredded and burnt in 1660. The final letter from Pascal, in 1657, had defied the Pope himself, provoking Alexander VII to condemn the letters. But that didn't stop most of educated France from reading them. Moreover, even Pope Alexander, while publicly opposing them, nonetheless was persuaded by Pascal's arguments. Just a few years later (1665-66, and then 1679), Alexander condemned 'laxity' in the church and ordered a revision of casuistical texts" (Wikipedia, partly after PMM). This copy bound with "Nobilissimi Scutarii Blasii Pascalis tumulus" (1662), pp. [1-2] 3-4; and with "l'Apologie pour les casuists contre les calomnies des iansenistes: par un theologien & Professeur en droit Canon. Condamnee par nosseigneurs les prelats, & par la Faculte de Theologie de Paris". Paris, 1659. pp [i-iv], 1-191. In all a beautiful copy of Pascal's 18 Provincial letters, bound in fine red morocco in 1865 by Chambolle-Duru, for the collection of Benzon (?) and including two other rare works relating to Pascal. Further provenance: inscription to title 'Ex libris Congregationis domus Missionis Trecensis', repeated on the 8th letter. PMM, 140..

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        Gedenckwürdige Historia deß edlen und streytbaren Helden und sieghaften Ritters Theurdancks mannliche Thaten unnd außgestandene Gefährlichkeiten. Frankfurt, Egenolff Erben 1596. 8°. 7 nn. u. 197 num.Bll. mit Titel - u. 16 Textholzschnitten, Ldr. mit Rsch. d. 18.Jhdts.

      . . VD 16, M 1656 (unter Maximilian) - Goedeke II, 452, 13d - STC 690 - Richter, Egenolffs Erben 623.- Erste "Taschenausgabe" des Theuerdanck, siebte insgesamt und vierte in der Bearbeitung von B.Waldis. Die Holzschnitte sind eine Auswahl stark verkleinerter Nachschnitte aus den von Schäufelein u.a. illustrierten Folio-Ausgaben.- Ebd. berieben, gebräunt, tls. wasserrandig.

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        Grammatica arabica. Arabica linguae tyrocinum id est Thomae Erpeni Grammatica Arabica cum varia praxios materia, cujus elenchum versa dabit pagella

      New edition, after the original published in 1613, but it is more interesting thanks to the intervention of Jacob Gollius (preface) which added many texts of the Koran and Arab poets hitherto unknown in Europe. Bound in full vellum flexible time (many tasks and back dirty). Good condition inside. Annotations to the pen in the margins (in Latin). On the flyleaf: Dan studeri. Erpenius Thomas (1584-1624) was a famous and famous Dutch orientalist of his time, he published many Eastern grammars and was holder of the chair of Arabic and Oriental languages ??at the University of Leiden from 1613 to 1624, were created even a Hebrew chair in his favor. Courted by major squares in Europe, he never left Leyden. His Arabic grammar was repeatedly republished. Johann Maire Leyde 1656 (une annotation à la plume fait état d'une édition parisienne de 1674) petit in 4 (12) 282pp. Un Vol. relié

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        Les negociations de Monsieur le President Jeannin

      First edition, rare. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait by Nanteuil copper and a large vignette title. Half tan sheepskin late nineteenth wedge. Back to nerves Jansenist. Small tear in rotator 1cm. Copy fresh. These historical memories mainly cover the late sixteenth century and the beginning of the reign of Henri IV and later various events (including conflict between the queen and the young Louis XIII), contain, in addition to the narrative of events, including different parts of many letters. Pierre Jeannin was in first place and counsel student Cujas great jurist, he became president of the parliament of Burgundy in 1580, then found advise the Duke of Mayenne, this insertion in the affairs of the League did not prevent him from becoming adviser State and member of the Board of Finance (1598), it will negotiate the Treaty of Lyon with the Savoy (1601) and become extraordinary ambassador Henri IV from Netherlands revolted in 1607. Upon the death of the king, Marie de Medicis the appoint Superintendent General of Finance. A table of keywords where we see behind the terms used in négogiations great personages of the kingdom of France. Chez Pierre le Petit A Paris 1656 In Folio (25,5x37,5cm) (12) 757pp. (11) Un Vol. relié

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        Les oeuvres

      Collective Edition, rare, illustrated with a beautiful frontispiece portrait by Nanteuil. Brand of printer in the title page. A beautiful headband and a drop cap in the Epistle to Miss Scudery. Copy to comtales arms of the Archbishop of Vienna VI Pierre Villars, Azure, three wheels gold spur; a chief Argent, charged with a lion passant Gules. Full Sheepskin speckled time. Back tooled raised the grotesque. Double fillet border on covers. Skilful restoration of spine and joint. Friction hems nerves. Some spots. Pagination defective to p. 246-284, and p. 136-193, actually 390 201 p. Nice copy. Posthumous edition made and given by Sarasin Mesnage which was familiar at the same time he was to miss Scudery, Scarron and Pelisson. Rare writer, he has written two great historical prose narratives: the history of the siege of Dunkirk (1649) and Conspiracy of Wallenstein (1651) a very elegant style. One distinguishes in his poems The funeral Car, epic fragments of Rollo conquering the Spanish war and defeat on Boutz-rhymed. The edition also includes speech tragedy, and many pieces in prose and verse. Speech Pelisson on works Sarasin placed endnotes, was added in some copies, it is not always. First sheet of manuscript keeps laying a brief biography of the writer. Chez Augustin Courbé A Paris 1656 In 4 (17,5x24cm) (10) 284 p [384] 193p. (3) 72p. (6) relié

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        The Antilles and the Lucayes and Caribs in between " Les Antilles &c. Entre lesquelles sont Les Lucayes, et Les Caribes

      Americas: Paris Par N Sanson ... Chez Pierre Mariette. 1656-8. Copper engraved map of the Caribbean by Nichols sanson from his"Cartes Generales De Toutes Les Parties Du Monde". Original outline colour; verso blank. The map shows all the islands of the Caribbean with the southern tip of Florida and the coasts to the south. Decorative title cartouche . Good impression; slight dampstaining to edges, far from plate ; small stain just below cartouche. Nicolas Sanson (1600-1667) is generally acknowledged as the founder of the great French school of geographers and cartographers that supplanted the Dutch as the leading European map-makers. His work was acclaimed for its geographical accuracy and high standard of engraving. As a consequence, his many maps received a wide diffusion. His career marks the start of the process by which Paris superseded Amsterdam as the centre of European map production. Nicolas studied Ancient History as a young man, and this awoke in him an interest in classical geography. His first map, of ancient Gaul was made in 1618, when he was only 18. Sanson had three sons, Nicolas (1626-1648), Guillaume (d.1703) and Adrien (d.1708), and a grandson Pierre Moullard-Sanson (d.1730), all of whom were involved in the family's map-making activities. After Sanson settled in Paris his work came to the attention of King Louis XIII, who eventually appointed Sanson Geographe Ordinaire du Roi, one of whose duties was to tutor the King in geography. Sanson published some 300 maps in his career, though his first most famous atlas, the folio "Cartes Generales De Toutes Les Parties Du Monde" was not published until 1658. He would go into partnership with Pierre Mariette, a publisher of prints. Sanson also prepared a series of quarto atlases of the different continents. These scarce atlases are more frequently encountered in the Dutch piracy, engraved by Anthony d'Winter, first published in 1683. The Sanson atlases are rarely found with a standard set of maps; the practice seems to have been that additional, or revised, plates would be inserted as available. After Sanson's death the business was continued by his two surviving sons and grandson, in partnership with, and later superseded by Alexis Hubert Jaillot. Credit must go Jaillot and Pierre Duval for re-engraving his maps, many still unprinted at his death, and re-publishing them in face of strong competition from the Dutch, who continued to dominate the market until the end of the century. Americas Caribbean Antilles Lucayan Archipelago

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        The Question Concerning Impositions, Tonnage, Poundage, Prizage, Customs . . . Fully stated and argued, from Reason, Law, and Policy [etc.]. Wing D407A

      Printed by S.G. for Henry Twyford, in Vine-Court [etc.], London 1656 - Modern morocco, some foxing and browning, title and next leaf strained, occasional worming (mainly marginal), discreetly ex-library; a good copy First edition of Davies' ingenious invocation of international law, the law merchant, and canon and civil law to buttress James I's sovereign claims to impose customs upon international trade absent Parliamentary agreement; with the advertising leaf [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Vermeerderde Nederduytsche Secretaris oft Zendtbrief schryver, Waer in allerleye slagh van Sendbrieven, van die soo wel te Hove, als in alle voorvallen en ommegangh der menschen, noodigh zijn, werden voorgestelt. Met een Tytelboexken.

      Amsterdam, Joannes van Ravesteyn 1656. "(16) 458 (5) p. Origineel overslaand Perkament, 12° (Daniël Mostaert, 1591-1646, was secretaris van Amsterdam, en vriend van Vondel, die hem zijn dichtstuk 'De Roomsche Lier' heeft toegewijd. Hij was ook bevriend met Reael, Barlaeus en andere beroemde tijdgenoten zoals Hooft, van wie hij enkele werken heeft nagekeken. ''Zijn 'Vermeerde Nederduytsche Secretaris ofte Zendtbrief schryver' handelt over het op de juiste manier van schrijven van brieven en verscheen voor het eerst in 1635. Het boek bestaat uit drie delen, waarvan het eerste deel een algemene inleiding op de zendbrief, taalgebruik en de kwaliteiten van de zendbriefschrijver is, het tweede deel vooral gericht is op het correct schrijven van formele brieven en het derde deel op informele brieven. Binnen het tweede en het derde deel worden verschillende typen brieven naar doeleinden van schrijven behandeld. Een van de belangrijkste punten die in zijn boek terugkeert is het streven naar gepastheid: ""bij elke brief moet men de ontvanger naar zijn waarde aanschrijven.'') ".

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        Casimier, Of Gedempte Hoogmoet Bly-spel grijmt door Catharine Questiers, Gespeelt op d'Ámsterdamse Schoubrugh

      - 1656 Amsterdam Gerard Smit, gebonden in leer 62 blz, met 1 gravure na schutblad, 1e druk. In mooie staat

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        Kst.- Karte, n. N. Sanson b. Mariette, "Partie de Terre Ferme ou sont Gviane et Caribane .. 1656".

      . dat. 1656, 40 x 53,5. Pastoureau, Sanson V A. - Die Titelkartusche befindet oben rechts. Die Karte zeigt Guayana. Im Norden die Insel Trinidat, im Südosten die Amazonasmündung. Im Zentrum der Karte ein großer Binnensee. "Lac ou Mer que les Caribes appellent Parime les Iaoyi Roponowini".

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        LES NEGOTIATIONS DE MONSIEUR PRESIDENT IEANNIN.

      Chez Pierre Le Petit 1656 Testo francese. A cura di De Castille, abate di S.Benigne. Cm.35,3x25,7. Pg.(12), 768. Legatura coeva in piena pelle con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso a sei nervature. Tagli spruzzati. Lievi abrasioni alla parte superiore delle cerniere. Bel ritratto dell'Autore inciso in ovale da Nantueil all'antiporta. Cartigli e capilettera incisi. Fisiologiche bruniture. Pierre Jeannin (Autun, 1540 - 1622) fu allievo del Cuiacio a Bourges e, dopo aver esercitato la professione forense a Dijon, divenne presidente del Parlamento della Borgogna. Nominato nel 1602 Intendente alle Finanze, ruolo che mantenne sotto Luigi XIII, partecipò in prima persona a tutti i maggiori eventi del suo tempo, compiendo celebri negoziazioni qui descritte con dovizia.

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        OPERA RELIQUA. VOLUMINE HOC POSTERIORE COMPREHENSA; CUM INDICE DUPLICI, ALTERO CAPITUM, ALTERO RERUM AC VERBORUM  LOCUPLENTISSIMO. LIBROS IN HOC VOLUMINE CONTENTOS EXHIBET PAGINA TERTIA.

      FRANCOFURTI, JOANNIS BEYERI, 1656Esemplare in discrete condizioni Legatura settecentesca in mezza pelle ITALIANO Legatura settecentesca in mezza pelle e carta maculata; al dorso, autore, titolo, filetti e fregi in oro; tagli maculati di rosso e blu.  16 pagine non numerate, compreso il frontespizio con titolo e bella marca tipografcia a silografia; 1039 pagine numerate, 25 pagine non numerate, la prima bianca e le altre di indici; seguono 12 pagine bianche di cui la prima con annotazioni di indice. Risulta mancante dalle bibliografie il capitolo iniziale di 71 pagine dedicate al Propugnacolum. L'opera è la continuazione di Operum voluminibus duobus exhibitorum, volumen prius in quo I Panchymicum... II Sapientia universalis...L'autore studiò medicina a Montpellier  dove scoprì  l'opera di Paracelso. Dal  1610 esercitò la professione medica a Castelnaudary. Divenne famoso come un medico  specialista in peste (1628 - 1632).  In ambito alchemico, egli sostenne  una trasmutazione alchemica   del piombo in argento. Morì nel 1658 a Castelnaudary. Esemplare complessivamente in buone condizioni,  cerniera richiusa  del piatto anteriore della legatura, alcune  ossidazioni, più marcate ad alcune carte.

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        The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England Or, A Commentary upon Littleton, Not the Name of the Author only, but of the Law it Self [etc ] The Fifth Edition, Corrected [with] A Table to the First Part [etc ] Wing C4924 [variant]

      London: Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1656. Modern brown calf, morocco label gilt, some browning, the frontispiece in facsimile, else a good crisp copy An unrecorded variant of an early edition of Coke's most single famous work and one of the five greatest books of English law, glossing Littleton's 'Tenures', one of the remaining four; with the thirty leaf index and introduction not recorded in ESTC

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        Comte et Gouvernement de Provence.

      Paris 1656 - This map shows the southern coast of France., Size : 425x535 (mm), 16.75x21 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring

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        Neuburg / Bayern Die Statt Neuburg an der Donau

      1656. Motivmass: 22,4x35,5 Blattmass: 29,4x37,8 Kupferstich aus: Topographia Bavariae Schwarzweiß.

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        Vermehrte Newe Beschreibung Der Muscowitischen vnd Persischen Reyse : So durch gelegenheit einer Holsteinischen Gesandschafft an den Russischen Zaar vnd König in Persien geschehen ; Worinnen die gelegenheit derer Orter vnd Länder, durch welche die Reyse gangen, als Liffland, Rußland, Tartarien, Meden vnd Persien, sampt dero Einwohner Natur, Leben, Sitten, Hauß-Welt- und Geistlichen Stand mit fleiß auffgezeichnet, vnd mit vielen meist nach dem Leben gestelleten Figuren gezieret, zu befinden.,

      Schleßwig, Gedruckt in der Fürstl. Druckerey, durch Johan Holwein, 1656 - [18] Bl., 768 [i.e. 766] S. [17] Bl. : 76 Textkupfer, 25 (davon 17 doppelseitige) Kupfertafeln, 2 gefaltete Kupferkarten. Mittelmäßiger bis guter Zustand. Einband leicht fleckig. Buchrücken unten mit ca. 5 cm langem Einriss, oben mit Fehlstelle (2 x 5 cm). Titelkupfer und Titel mit Einriss und unterlegt. Titelkupfer mit Notiz im Bild und Besitzvermerk am Rand. Die ersten 120 Seiten mit braunem Fleck am Seitenrand, ca. 5 x 9 cm, in Größe und Intensität abnehmend. Papier dort leicht brüchig, 2 Seiten eingerissen (1 cm, 10 cm). Sehr vereinzelt kleine Randläsuren oder Eselsohren. 2 Seiten etwas gelockert. 1 Seite mit größerem Einriss und Eckenabriss (12 x 4 cm, kein Textverlust). Faltkarte Persiae mit kleinem Einriss in Falz. Große Faltkarte Wolgae mit zahlreichen Einrissen in den Falzen, insbesondere an den eingerissenen Stellen verknittert. Bibliotheksstempel auf Nachsatz. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2500

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        Animorum in Europa et Vicina Asia motus de Suecici belli motu in Polonia.

      Gryphiswaldiae, 1656. - in-4. 62pp. (1f.blanc). Demi-maroquin vert postérieur. Edition Originale (?), imprimée à Greifswald, de cet opuscule paru simultanément à Upsala et qui valut au diplomate strasbourgeois Johann Frischmann (1612-1680) la renommée dans les milieux diplomatiques de l'époque. Dédiée au roi Charles X de Suède, il contenait d'insolentes critiques à l'égard de l'attitude des Habsbourg dans le conflit qui opposait la Pologne et la Suède en 1656. Essentiellement composé d'épigrammes mordantes, l'ouvrage marqua les esprits par l'originalité de son style, le "Lapidarstil" ("style lapidaire"), qu'il popularisa parmi les écrivains allemands de l'époque. A l'époque de la rédaction de cette brochure, l'auteur était au service de l'empereur d'Allemagne Ferdinand III qui avait offert l'asile au roi de Pologne en fuite mais 'année suivante, ayant été appelé par Mazarin qui l'avait remarqué, il passa au service de la France. Exemplaire en partie non rogné. Rousseurs. Droysen, Forschungen zur deutschen Geschichte, IV, p. 38. B.E. Simson, Urkunden und Actenstücke zur Geschichte des Kurfürsten Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg, G. Reimer, 1865, I, p. 189: "Durch ihre eigene Stilweise, ihre epigrammatisch überraschenden Wendungen machte jenes Buch den Lebhaftesten, nachhaltigsten Eindruck". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Recht-Catholijke Mond-Stopper, Van de wijd-gapende Nieuw-gezinde Papist, C. Molina, die zich verkeerdelik noemt Priester van d'Oorde van S.S.Pieter en Paulus. Gesteld tegen zijnen vermetelik-genoemden Mond-Stopper, Van alle tegenwoordige wijs-gapende Nieuw-gezinden, &c. In dezen tweeden Druk over-zien, en vermeerderd, met Wederlegginge van de Capittelen, daer C. Molina zijne derde Editie mede vergroott heeft, mitsgaders ook van't gene noch in zijne vierde Editie tegen ons is bij-gevoegd.

      Utrecht, Henricus Versteeg 1656. (23) 670 p. Origineel overslaand Perkament, 12°.

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        Opera Omnia. Dat is, alle Theologische Wercken des Eerweerdigen en wel-geleerden Mr. Wilhelmus Couper, Eerst Predicant tot Perth, en namaels Bisschop van Galloway. Vervattende Verscheijdene, uijtegelesene Leersame, en troostelijke Tractaten, en grondige uijtleggingen, van eenige plaetsen des Oude en Nieuwen Testaments. In 't Engels beschreven, en door Johannus Lamotius in 't Nederduijts vertaelt. Deze leste druk na de Nieuwe Over-zettinge des Bijbels, door Gulielmus Hatsvelt verbetert en met twee correcte Registers vermeerdert.

      Amsterdam, Jan Frederiksz Stam, en Jan Jacobsz Schipper 1656. (gegraveerde titelpagina, 4) 533 (6) 272 (4) p. Origineel half Leer met ribben, Folio (onder- en bovenkant rug gerestaureerd, vernieuwde marmers).

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        Il Memoriale Della Lingua Italiana. Grammatica.

      Guerigli, Venetia 1656 - Portada grabada y a dos tintas - 3 h. - 544p. - portada grabada - 236 p. - portada grabada - 32p. - portada grabada y 56 págs. Encuadernación de época en pergamino. Size: 4 Tomos En 1 Vol. a Gran Folio [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Caroli Valesii Dubourgdieu. Commentarii de peste, et exanthematibus ad Alexandrum VII. pont. opt. Max.

      Typis Ignatij de Lazaris,, Romae, 1656 - Pp. (8) 366 (2). Stemma di papa Alessandro VII al frontespizio. Unito a: DIEMERBROECK ISBARNDI (de). De peste libri quatuor, truculentissimi morbi historiam ratione et experientia confirmatam exhibentes. Arenaci, Ex Officina Joannis Iacobi Bibliopolae, 1646. Pp. (12) 337 (11). Due opere in un volume di cm. 20, legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con unghie. Dorso parzialmente mancante, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bell'insieme di due prime edizioni dedicate alla peste. La prima, assai rara, e non citata da molta bibliografia; la seconda è l'edizione originale del testo che, più volte ristampato, fece scuola per vari decenni in cui dopo una lunga trattazione scientifica si riporta un interessante elenco di casi in cui la peste ha colpito con particolare aggressività ed altri in cui la malattia non si è presentata affatto. Curiose le affermazioni in cui l'autore invita all'utilizzo del tabacco come metodo per tener lontana l'epidemia di peste. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La caduta de' Longobardi poema eroico del sig. Sigismondo Boldoni; con argomenti, e supplimenti del P. D. Gio. Nicolò Boldoni suo fratello. [.].

      - In Milano, per Lodovico Monza, nel Collegio di S. Alessandro de' PP. Barnabiti, 1656, in-12, leg. moderna in piena pergamena (rimontata sul piatto posteriore la pergamena della leg. originale seicentesca con una decorazione alle armi impressa in oro), tagli dorati (antichi), pp. [12], 660, [2]. Con una bella antiporta e un ritratto dell'autore, ambedue finemente incisi in rame da Stefano Della Bella. Prima edizione. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vermehrte newe Beschreibung der Muscowitischen und Persischen Reyse.

      Slesvig: Gedruck in der Fürstl. Druckerey/ durch Johan Holwein 1656. Med kobberstukket og trykt titelblade, samt rigt illustr. med 74 kobberstukne tekstillustrationer og 27 udfoldelige kort, plancher og portrætter. 4to. Eksemplar med rødt snit indbundet i senere marmoreret hellæder med farvet titelfelt og rygforyldning. Gammelt navn på det stukne titelblad. Enkelte blade med svage skjolder i margin, enkelt blad repareret. Enkelte blade fejlpagineret. With copperengraved and printed titlepages, with engraved textual illustrations and 27 copperengraved folded maps, plates and portraits. Copy with red edges bound in later marbled full leather with coloured label and golddecorations on spine. Old name on engraved titlepage. A few pages weakly stained in margin. One leaf with small tear restored. A few leaves wrongly paginated.. Adam Olearius [1599-1671], geograf og etnograf. Gesandtskabssekretær, matematiker, astronom, bibliotekar og kunstkammerbestyrer for hertug Frederik III af Gottorp. Var 1633-35 sekretær for et gesandtskab til Moskva og deltog 1635-39 i en sendefærd til Persien via Rusland med det formål at grundlægge en gottorpsk-persisk handel. Hovedudbyttet af ekspeditionen var Olearius' rejseberetning, der udkom første gang i Slesvig 1647 og senere i ovennævnte stærkt udvidede udgave. Bogen vakte betydelig opsigt i samtiden og oversattes til hollandsk, fransk, engelsk og for partiers vedkommende til italiensk. Den udmærker sig ved sine righoldige etnografiske og historiske oplysninger, samt nøjagtige kort, specielt over Volgaegnene, og vidner om hans fremragende iagttagelsesevne over for etnografiske, historiske og arkæologiske foreteelser og om hans kartografiske nøjagtighed. Til 2. udg. føjede O. bl.a. en skildring af Grønlands natur, sæder, skikke og sprog, for det historiske væsentligst bygget på den forhåndenværende litteratur, men væsentligst iøvrigt på iagttagelser, som Olearius og den pommerske kirurg Reihold Horn selv gjorde i forbindelse med de tre grønlandske kvinder der var blevet røvet i 1654 og via København ført til Gottorp slot, hvor de en tid opholdt sig. Reinhold Horn havde selv været på David Dannels tredje ekspedition og lært sig så meget grønlandsk, at han i nogen grad kunne forstå hvad grønlaænderne sagde. Olearius var en baroktidens polyhistor, men hans levende interesse og evne til at iagttage og skildre fremmedartede kulturer giver ham plads mellem etnografiens pionerer. Han ordnede det hertugelige bibliotek, hvis kostbarheder også talte de af ham hjembragte orientalske håndskrifter. En væsentlig del af det hertugelige kunstkammers samlinger udgjordes af ting, Olearius havde hjembragt fra Rusland og Persien. Adam Olearius was a seventeenth-century German scholar, employed as secretary to an embassy sent by the small German state of Holstein to explore an overland trade route with Persia. The first embassy was dispatched to Russia in 1633-34 to secure the tsar's permission to travel and ship through his realm. The second was sent in 1635 to complete the deal with the king (shah) of Persia. Although the commercial mission failed miserably, the embassy was successful in the incredible amount of information gathered by Olearius. After returning to Holstein in 1639, Olearius continued in the Duke's service and published the first edition of his travels in 1647. In 1656 he released a second, enlarged edition which became very popular throughout Europe and within a few years was translated into Dutch, French, Italian and English. Among others this 2nd edition was added a description of Greenland

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        Neu-augirte Und continuirte Chronica.,

      Lübeck, Jakob Hinderling für August Johann Becker, 1656. - Ad 1) Frühe Ausgabe dieser historischen Weltchronik, die sich an M. Merians &#132;Theatrum Europaeum" orientiert und überwiegend das 17. Jahrhundert behandelt. - Ad 2) Behandelt ausführlich Europa, aber in eigenen Kapiteln auch die Türkei, Asien, Afrika, Persien, China, Indien usw., das letzte Kapitel ist Malta und den &#132;Johannitern, oder Maltheser-Rittern" gewidmet". - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Beide Kapitale m. Fehlstelle. Innen nur ganz vereinzelt min. stockfleckig. - Ad 1) VD17, 14:083179R; Ad 2) VD17, 3:654883X. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Kl.-8°. Mit gest. illustr. Titel (u.a. mit einer kleinen Stadtansicht von Lübeck). Titel in Rot u. Schwarz m. Holzschn.-Vignette. 7 Bll., 1001 (1) S., 1 Bl. Druckvermerk. - Angeb. - Ders. Neu augirte Welt-Beschreibung, Darin Aller Kayserthumber, Königreichen, Republiquen, und der gantzen Welt, Religion, Sitten, und Gebräuche, Auch aller Päbste, Kayser, Könige, und Fürsten auff einander ergangenen Succesion sein ordentlich und kürtzlich begriffen. Ebda., Gottfried Jäger für August Johann Becker, 1658. Mit 3 gefalt. Stammtafeln. 4 Bll., 279 (1) S., Ldr. d. Zt. a. 4 Bünden m. gepr. Rückenschild u. Wappensupralibros a. beiden Deckeln. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        I Ragguagli di Parnasso: or Advertisements from Parnassus in Two Centuries with the Politick Touch-Stone. Written Originally in Italian by that Famous Roman Trajano Bocalini; And now Put into English by the Right Honourable Henry, Early of Monmouth

      London:: Printed for Humphrey Moseley, and Thomas Heath,, 1656.. First edition of the Carey translation.. Some peeling and neat restoration to the boards; somewhat rubbed and soiled; fore-edge of the text block a bit ink-spattered; a good copy.. Small folio, early calf rebacked with a new spine and recornered, gilt morocco spine label, [20], 176, 167-201, 200-214, 217-452 pages. LACKS the frontis portrait. A translation of portions of Boccalini&#39;s satirical De&#39; ragguagli di Parnasso (Venice 1612-1613) from the English translator Henry Carey, second Earl of Monmouth (see the DNB). Early ink ownership inscription across the head of the title page of George Carew; early ink ownership signatures of Charles Herbert and Chas. Hawkins in the front endpapers. Wing B-3380.

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        Ioann. Fernelii, Ambiani, Universa Medicina, Cum notis , observationibus, et remediis secretis Iohannis et Othonis Heurni, .. 3 vols. in 1.

      . Trajecti ad Rhenum: typis Gilberti a Zijll, & Thod. ab Ackersdijck, 1656, 4°, Frontisp., (52), 490 pp.; 536 pp.; (2), pp. 1, 4-28; (48) pp. Index, Ledereinband der Zeit; Kapitale restauriert, feines vollst. Expl.. Das umfassende medizinische Kompendium des französischen Arztes Jean Fernel (1497-1558), in der ersten Utrechter von Jan und Otto van Heurne erweiterten Ausgabe. - - Fernel war u. a. Leibarzt von König Heinrich II. und seiner Gemahlin Katharina de Medici. - - "The first systematic treatise on pathology, which also introduced the names for the sciences of pathology and physiology." (Garrison & Morton). - - Die Titel lauten: - - I.: Joann. Fernelii Ambiani Universa medicina / primum quidem studio et diligentia Guilielmi Plantii Cennomani elimata ; nunc autem notis, observationibus et remediis secretis Joann. et Othonis Heurnii, Ultraject. et aliorum praestantissimorum medicorum scholiis illustrata ; cui accedunt casus et observationes rariores quas cl. d.d. Otho Heurnius in Academia Leydensi primarius medicinae practicae, anatomiae et chirurgiae professor, in diario practico annotavit, quantum praeterea huic editioni accesserit, typographorum epistola ad lectorem fusius docebit ; adjectus est index locupletissimus. - - II.: Johan. Fernelii Ambiani De morbis universalibus et particularibus libri quatuor posteriores ; pathologiae adjecta est singulis morbis praedicendi, curandique ratio, huic autem editioni quantum accesserit, ex Johannis et Othonis Heurnii aliorumque praestantissimorum medicorum scriptis, ex typographorum ad lectorem praefatione videre est. - - III.: Historiae et Observationes quaedam rariores ex praxi et diario / Cl. 6 Praestantißimi Viri, D.D. Othonis Heurnii, ... - - The Frontispiece: "Representing Fernel and the two editors seated at a table, Fernel between the Heurnes in earlier costume than they, and wearing the doctor's hat, whereas they are bare-headed. The scene is in the court of a hospital modified from Leyden. " Sherrington - - Der Herausgeber Otto van Heurne (1577-1652), Sohn von Jan van Heurne (Heurnius) (1543-1601), "am 8. September 1577 in Utrecht geboren, studirte und promovirte in Leyden 1601. Nach dem Tode seines Vaters wurde er dessen Nachfolger zum Prof. med. in Leyden. Er ist der Stifter des klinischen Unterrichtes in Leyden ("Collegium publicum, in qua ad morbos caute curandos studiosi in nosecomio instruuntur") und ertheilte diesen in so ausgezeichneter Weise, das seine Methode völlig mit der noch in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts befolgten übereinstimmt. Er starb am 24. Juli 1652, nach dem er mehr als 50 Jahre als Professor med. fungirt hatte. Er besorge eine schon durch seinen Vater theilweise vorbereitete Ausgabe der "Medicina universa" von Fernelius (Utrecht 1656; Genf 1679) und fügte einige durch ihn selbst wahrgenommene "Casus rariores, quas in diario practico annotavit" hinzu. Als Student hatte er schoneine Compilation "De barbarica philosophia, libri duo" veröffentlicht. Heurne verdient gewiss unter die Medici poetae gerechnet zu werden, da er ein vortreffliches Gedicht verfertigte "Propemticon in discessum illustri et ampl. viri Jacobi Dycki" (1617) und hat eine sehr interessante Sammlung handschriftlicher Briefe hinterlassen." C.E. Daniels, Hirsch/H. III, pp.205-206 - - Wellcome III, 18; Neu 1406; Krivatsy 4008; Garrison/Morton 2271 (1st.Ed.1554).

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        Gesamtans., "Prosp. der Statt Parys, wie solche an ietzo an zusehen 1654".

      . Kupferstich ( v. 3 Platten ) v. Merian, 1656, 26 x 79. Fauser 10610. - Prächtige Gesamtansicht. Am unteren Rand Erklärungen von 1 - 44.

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        Les negociations de Monsieur le President Jeannin.

      Chez Pierre le Petit 1656 - - Chez Pierre le Petit, A Paris 1656, In Folio (25,5x37,5cm), (12) 757pp. (11), Un Vol. relié. - Edition originale, rare. Illustrée d'un portrait au frontispice sur cuivre par Nanteuil et d'une grande vignette de titre. Demi basane fauve fin XIXe à coins. Dos à nerfs janséniste. Petite déchirure en coiffe sur 1cm. Exemplaire bien frais. Ces mémoires historiques couvrent essentiellement la fin du XVIe siècle et le début du règne de Henri IV et différents événements plus tardifs (notamment des démêlés entre la reine et le jeune Louis XIII), elles contiennent, outre la narration des événements, différentes pièces dont de nombreuses lettres. Pierre Jeannin fut en premier lieu avocat et élève du grand juriste Cujas, il devient président du parlement de Bourgogne en 1580, puis se retrouve conseiller du duc de Mayenne, cette insertion dans les affaires de la LIgue ne l'empêchera pas de devenir conseiller d'État et membre du conseil des Finances (1598), il négociera le traité de Lyon avec la Savoie (1601) et deviendra ambassadeur extraordinaire de Henri IV auprès des Pays-Bas révoltés en 1607. A la mort du roi, Marie de Medicis le nommera surintendant général des finances. Une table des mots clefs où l'on voit derrière les termes utilisés dans les négogiations les grands personnages du royaume de France. (12) 757pp. (11) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Armamentarium Chirurgicvm XLIII Tabulis ... exornatum.

      . The Hague, Adrian Vlacq, 1656/57, 8°, (22), 328 (330), 14 pp., 44 Kupfertafeln, feiner Pergamenteinband der Zeit; trotz eines fehlenden Blattes ein feines Exemplar.. Second Edition, rare first Octavo Edition of "Cheiroplotheke Seu D. Joannis Sculteti, Physici & Chyrurgi apud Ulmenses olim felicissimi Armamentarium Chirurgicvm XLIII Tabulis Aeri elegantissime incisis, nec ante hac visis, exornatum. Opus posthumum, Medicinae pariter ac Chirurgiae Studiosis perutile [et] necessarium, In quo tot, tam Veterum ac Recentiorum Instrumenta ab Authore correcta, quam noviter ab ipso inventa, ... Cum triplici ... Indice." - "Schultes is famous for his illustrations of surgical procedures and instruments. The first edition (1655) was the only edition published in folio format. This was the most popular surgical text of the 17th century." "Schultes (1595-1645), born at Ulm on the Danube, was a pupil of Hieronymus Fabricius ab Aquapendente (as was William Harvey) and Adriaan van de Spiegel at Padua where he received a doctorate in medicine, surgery, and philosophy.... His 'arsenal of surgery' was published a decade after his death by his nephew. The work contains accounts of surgical instruments, methods of bandaging and splinting, numerous operative procedures including amputation of the breast, obstetrical delivery by forceps, and one hundred case reports." Iowa 466 - "The Armamentarium Chirurgicum, upon which the fame of Scultetus rests, is a remarkable book for its time. It contains a complete catalogue of all known surgical instruments, of the methods of bandaging and splinting, and a vast number of operative procedures, all of which are illustrated in graphic detail by means of numerous plates. In addition it contains a large number of case reports which give evidence of his surgical daring and skill." Zimmerman and Veith. Great Ideas in the History of Surgery. pp.250-251. - This copy has the extra engraved title dated 1657 which is often missing in other copies, but. As noting is perfect, this charming book is lacking one leaf (pp.125-126, but the plate 35 (p.126) is added as facsimile.

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        La Pucelle ou la France délivrée

      Augustin Courbé, Paris 1656 - In-folio. Collation : (52), 522, (12) pp. Vélin à rabats, dos orné, encadrements dorés sur les plats avec fer doré dans les angles. (Reliure de la fin du XIXe.). DESCRIPTION Première édition de ce célèbre poème sur Jeanne d'Arc. Le texte de Chapelain est aujourd'hui quelque peu oublié et a été parodié par Voltaire au siècle suivant. Mais ce volume est remarquable par son illustration, elle est l'oeuvre de deux artistes de grand talent, le peintre Claude Vignon et le graveur Abraham Bosse : un frontispice et 12 belles gravures à pleine page. On y trouve aussi 2 portraits par Robert de Nanteuil, dont l'un d'après Philippe de Champaigne, et de nombreux en-têtes et culs-de-lampe. "La Pucelle", la première ?uvre poétique de Jean Chapelain est un poème en vingt-quatre chants, dont douze seulement furent imprimés, qui contient quelques beaux vers mais dont l'insuccès fit perdre à Chapelain presque tout son prestige. Il s'agit de l'un des premiers livres français illustrés par un peintre et il compte parmi les chefs d'oeuvre de l'illustration au XVIIe siècle. Une galerie de ver marginale rebouchée sur quelques feuillets. Bel exemplaire. Tchemerzine II, 239. Brunet I, 1794.

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        The Golden Fleece, wherein is related the riches of English wools in its manufactures. Together with the true uses, and the abuses of the aulnageors, measurers, and searchers offices. By W. S. Gent.

      London: Printed by I. Grismond, 1656 - Small octavo (136 × 85 mm). Early diced calf, probably late 18th-century, rebacked to style, marbled endpapers. Boards bowed, rather closely trimmed, shaving some headlines, outer leaves somewhat toned, still a good copy. With errata on leaf A8r. First edition of this study of the English wool trade, the traditional backbone of the economy, at a time when English wool manufacture was facing strong competition from the Dutch. The alnager, a position formally abolished under English law in 1699, was an officer appointed to examine woollen cloth and certify its quality. Goldsmiths' 1369; Kress 946; Wing S4255bA. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Gedenckwürdige Historia deß edlen und streytbaren Helden und sieghaften Ritters Theurdancks mannliche Thaten unnd außgestandene Gefährlichkeiten. Frankfurt, Egenolff Erben 1596. 8°. 7 nn. u. 197 num.Bll. mit Titel - u. 16 Textholzschnitten, Ldr. mit Rsch. d. 18.Jhdts.

      - VD 16, M 1656 (unter Maximilian) - Goedeke II, 452, 13d - STC 690 - Richter, Egenolffs Erben 623.- Erste ?Taschenausgabe? des Theuerdanck, siebte insgesamt und vierte in der Bearbeitung von B.Waldis. Die Holzschnitte sind eine Auswahl stark verkleinerter Nachschnitte aus den von Schäufelein u.a. illustrierten Folio-Ausgaben.- Ebd. berieben, gebräunt, tls. wasserrandig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        POLITICALL REFLECTIONS Upon The GOVERNMENT Of The TURKS.Ê Nicolas Machiavel: The King of SwedenÕs Descent into Germany: The Conspiracy of Piso and Vindex against Nero: The Greatnesse and Corruption of the Court of Rome: The Election of Pope Leo the XI: The Defection from the Church of Rome: Martin Luther.

      Printed by J[ohn]. G[rismond]. for Thomas Robinson in Oxford., London: 1656 - Head- tailpieces. Decorative initial capital letters. Around 1650, Osborne left public service & moved to Oxford, where, for the "last eight years of his life he published a series of historical, political, and moral works, which were read widely during the Restoration and early 18th C. His thinking shows the influence of Hobbes, whose Ôgreat acquaintanceÕ he was (Brief Lives, 1.370)." Osborne is best known for his Advice to a Son, which made him somewhat a celebrity, and helped occasion Pepys' "fondly calling the author Ômy father OsborneÕ and recording in his Diary that Sir William Petty listed the Advice with Browne's Religio Medici and Butler's Hudibras as the works Ômost esteemed and generally cried up for wit in the worldÕ (Pepys, Diary, 19 Oct 1661; 27 Jan 1664)." [ODNB]. Here in this work, Osborne reflects on the greatness of the Ottoman Empire, though Madan notes Osborne was taken to task for his section on Machiavel, for it greatly resembled a 1642 pamphlet entitled "The Atheistical Politician, or a Briefe Discourse concerning Ni. Machiavell". Politicall Reflections a somewhat scarce title in the trade, appearing at auction only a couple times a decade, where, we note on ABPC, in 2008, a 2nd edition fetched close to $3000. Bit of splay to boards. Period po sums to eps. A VG copy. Period full brown calf boards with modern respining to style. Gilt lettered maroon leather title label in second spine compartment. 12mo: A - H^12 I^6. 5-3/4" x 3-1/4". 1st edition (Wing O-518; cf Madan 2305 for a different edition). [8], 112, 111 - 194 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        The Vale-Royal of England or, The County Palatine of Chester Illustrated. Wherein is contained a Geographical and Historical Description of that Famous County, with all its Hundreds and Seats of the Nobility, Gentry and Freeholders

      Chester: Daniel King 1656 - HB in original 17th Century mottled full leather boards with floral gilt frame. Spine has 5 raised bands, gilt title on red leather panel & gilt floral decoration. Original marbled endpapers have no inscriptions but bookplate of Matthew Worgan Wooley on fep & bookplate of Frances Louisa Swayne on ffep. Adorned with maps and prospects and the Coats of Arms of every family in the county. Although published by King, the text & illustrations are also by W. Holler, William Smith & William Webb. A separate section to the rear is a Short Treatise on the Isle of Man by James Chaloner, in 6 chapters. In all, and in addition to the decorative title page, there are 3 maps, 16 plates & 4 plates in text. Printed by John Streater in Little S. Bartholomews, to be sold at the Black-Spread-Eagle at the West End of St. Pauls, 1656. This is a good copy, rare in the fact that it contains all the plates, of which the maps of Cheshire, Chester & the Isle of Man are fold-outs. One old repair to front hinge which does not prevent this being a very desirable addition to any collection. SIze: 19 x 28cm (7.5 x 11")

      [Bookseller: Berwyn Books]
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        THE ROYALL ( Royal) GAME OF CHESS-PLAY

      London, Henry Herringman, 1656.. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1656. 12mo, approximately 140 x 90 mm, 5½ x 3½ inches, LACKS THE PORTRAIT FRONTISPIECE, REPLACED WITH A 19TH CENTURY ENGRAVED PORTRAIT OF KING CHARLES, LACKS ALSO THE INTIAL BLANK and 2 leaves of DEDICATION, all main text present, pages: (13), 1-120 plus 1 leaf, bound in modern full calf, blind decorated panelling to covers, raised bands and gilt rules to spine, small gilt ornament in 5 compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. A few neat marginal corrections and numbers in old ink, occasional pale mark, top margin slightly cropped just affecting a few words of running title, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        ANTIQUITIES OF WARWICKSHIRE ILLUSTRATED; FROM RECORDS, LEIGER-BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, CHARTERS, EVIDENCES, TOMBES, AND ARMES

      London, England: Thomas Warren, 1656. later full morocco, five raised bands on spine with gilt-stamped label, marbled endpapers. folio. later full morocco, five raised bands on spine with gilt-stamped label, marbled endpapers. xxii, 1-232; 283-460; 471-732; 743; 724-826, (14) pages. First edition (Upcott 1247-59; Wing D2479; Lowndes 2, 687; Graesse II, 442; DNB VI:138). Frontispiece engraving of the author. Dedications to the "gentrie of Warwickshire" and to Christopher, Lord Hatton. Preface. Indices of towns/places and names, explanatory notes. A carefully researched history of the shire. That history is described by hundred, then by locality. Includes descriptions of topography, geneaolgies of notable families, histories of parish churches, with references in the margins. Lowndes calls "this celebrated county history, the result of twenty years&#39; indefatigable research" Dugdale&#39;s "chef d&#39;oeuvre." Maps of the shire and each of its hundreds. 16 plates and maps; 183 illustrations in the text. Engravings by the noted Wenceslaus Hollar include Coventry, Warwick and Kenilworth castle. (See Hodnett 59-62 for a biographical sketch of Hollar that does not mention this work). In text illustrations include renditions of coats of arms, burial vaults, church monuments, and church windows. Accompanied by the 48 page booklet Warwick Castle (Warwick: The Warwick Castle Estate Office, 1953). One leaf of illustrations of monuments from Genealogical Magazine III (March 1835) laid in. Rubbing and scuffing on covers, corners bumped. Previous owner&#39;s bookplate on front pastedown. Handwritten notes with references to text attached to front endpaper. Frontispiece leaf partly detached. Some foxing. Text continuous notwithstanding pagination.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Magica De Spectris Et Apparitionibus Spiritum, De Vaticiniis, Divinationibus, &c.

      Leyden: Franciscus Hackius, 1656. - 16mo. pp. 12 p.l.(incl. engraved title), 636, [33]. woodcut ornaments & initials. contemporary vellum, overlapping fore-edges (title stained, with institutional rubberstamp in lower margin). Second Edition (first: 1597) of this interesting compilation on apparitions and demons. "Grosse's Magica is an exceedingly extensive and learned compilation of magical 'precedent cases', and his sources extend from Homer to Petrarch, Luther and Melanchthon. He seems to be mainly interested in showing that demons are essentially swindlers who, although really of a satanic nature, pretend to be angels in order to entice ignorant, unsuspecting, and credulous people into Satan's net." (Faber du Faur) "C'est, avec celui de Lavater, l'ouvrage le plus complet sur les spectres et les revenants." (Dorbon) This important work was apparently overlooked by Thorndike. Grosse drew his material from a variety of sources, a listing of which is given following the dedicatory epistle. Caillet remarks that this edition is attractive and relatively rare. Caillet II 4788. Dorbon, Biblioteca Esoterica, 1995. Willems 1689. cfFaber du Faur 1249. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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