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        Les oeuvres EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Augustin Courbé, 1656. Fine. Chez Augustin Courbé, à Paris 1656, In 4 (17,5x24cm), (10) 284 p [384] 193p. (3) 72p. (6), relié. - 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. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale collective, rare, illustrée d'un beau portrait au frontispice par Nanteuil. Marque de l'imprimeur en page de titre. Un beau bandeau et une lettrine dans l'épître à Mademoiselle Scudery. Exemplaire aux armes comtales de l'archevêque de Vienne Pierre VI de Villars, d'azur, à trois molettes d'éperon d'or ; au chef d'argent, chargé d'un lion léopardé de gueules. Reliure en pleine basane d'époque mouchetée. Dos à nerfs orné à la grotesque. Double filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Restaurations habiles aux coiffes et mors. Frottements aux bordures, nerfs. Quelques rousseurs. Pagination défectueuse aux p. 246-284, et aux p. 136-193, en réalité 390 + 201 p.? Premier feuillet de garde manuscrit établissant une brève biographie de l'écrivain. Edition posthume réalisée et donnée par Mesnage dont Sarasin était un familier, en même temps qu'il l'était de mademoiselle de Scudery, de Scarron et de Pelisson. Ecrivain assez rare, il a écrit deux excellents récits historiques en prose : l'Histoire du siège de Dunkerque (1649) et la Conspiration de Walstein (1651) d'un style fort élégant. On distingue dans ses poésies La pompe funèbre de Voiture, les Fragments épiques de Rollon conquérant, la Guerre espagnole, et La Défaite sur les boutz-rimés. L'édition contient en outre Le discours de la tragédie, et maintes pièces en prose et en vers. Le discours de Pelisson sur les œuvres de Sarasin, placé en fin d'ouvrage, a été ajouté dans certains exemplaires, il ne se trouve pas toujours. Bel exemplaire.

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        The Art of Simpling. An Introduction to the Knowledge and Gathering of Plants. Wherein the definitions, divisions, places, descriptions, differences, names, vertues, times of flourishing and gathering, uses, temperatures, signatures and appropriations of plants, are methodically laid down. Whereunto is added, a discovery of the lesser world

      London: Printed by J. G. Nath. Brook, 1656. First edition, first issue, 2 parts in one, 12mo, [24], 175, [1]pp., signatures: A⁸(A1+a4) B-H¹² I⁴ (four leaves (a4), consisting of a dedication to Ellis Ashmole and a list of errata, inserted between A1 and A2), minor professional repairs to margins of several leaves, some light staining but otherwise text quite clean, new marbled endpapers, recent full calf, blind-stamp tool to both covers, red morocco title label. William Coles (1626-62), his enthusiasm for botany developed while he was at Oxford; he afterwards resided at Putney, Surrey, where he was a friend of Dr William How, founder of the Westminster botanic garden, and according to Wood (Athenae oxoienses), "he became the most famous simpler or herbalist of his time." As the Hunt catalogue notes, publication of this book was personally disastrous for Coles. Parts of the work formed a sustained attack on Nicholas Culpeper's astrological tendencies. However, in his haste to find a patron Coles had dedicated the book to Elias Ashmole, who unbeknownst to Coles was himself an astrologist. "This necessitated the removal of the most offending leaves in the dedication and the text, and Coles fairly leaned over backward in his attempt to win the favour Ashmole. However, the damage had been done, the new dedication still contained material that might easily have distressed Ashmole, and it seems clear that he must have refused permission for the use of his name." The present copy is the rare first issue, with the offending text and dedication present. Provenance: Manuscript ownership signature to verso of front-free endpaper "Thomas Thomas his Book Anno Domini 1711" & 1727; MS. recipe for "to make cordall [sic] water in May" to recto of front-free endpaper. Hunt 266; Wing W5089; Henrey, pp. 88-89.

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        De bono regimine rerum ad universates spectatium in Bullam X. Clementis Papae VIII. Commentaria a Iacobo Cohello I.V.C. Urbeventano Earundem Uniuersitatum Ditionis Ecclesiasticae Agente Generali Iucubrata. Multiplici doctrina, & eruditione repleta, ac diu exoptata Caroli Carthari I.V.C. Urbeventani. A duocatorum Sacri Consistorij Decani. Studio nunquam intermisso ab interitu vindicata.

      Casoni Giovanni 1656 In - Folio piccolo; cc.(11), pp. 539 (1), cc. (36). carta H3 legata prima di H2. Frontespizio in due colori ( rosso e nero). Capilettera incisi su legno. Legatura in piena pergamena con titolo manoscirtto al dorso.

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        Arabicae linguae tyrocinium. id est Thomae Erpenii Grammatica Arabica [..].

      Typis & impensis Ioannis Maire 1656 In - 4° (cm. 20), legatura coeva in p. pergamena con unghie (lievi segni d'uso), titolo ms. al dorso, Ex Libris applicato al foglio di guardia; pp. [12], 172, 282, [4 bb.] in buono stato, con fregi n.t. e una grande vignetta calcografica al frontespizio; qualche lieve fioritura, poche annotazioni marginali a matita, una firma di possesso settecentesca al frontespizio. Sebbene l'editio princeps sia del 1613, questa è la prima edizione con le favole di Locman. Cfr. Schurrer 81; Brunet II, 1050. Esemplare molto buono.

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        Autograph letter signed "Giovanni Legrenzi" to a gentleman

      - Legrenzi "was one of the most gifted and influential composers of the latter half of the 17th century. Active in most fields of composition, he was an important force in the development of the late Baroque style in northern Italy." When he composed this letter, Legrenzi was the maestro di cappella of the Accademia dello Spirito Santo in Ferrara, "an institution devoted. to the performance of sacred music and oratorios." During his tenure in Ferrara (1656-1665), Legrenzi cultivated a number of indispensable aristocratic connections, the most important of which was with Ippolito Bentivoglio, "who was active in the affairs of the academy, a supporter of opera, librettist for at least two of Legrenzi’s dramatic works and a lifelong patron and friend, who appears to have assisted him in obtaining first performances in Venice in 1664 and Vienna in 1665." Legrenzi wrote numerous letters to Bentivoglio up to 1685. He became vice- maestro di cappella at St. Mark's in Venice in 1681 and maestro di cappella in 1685. Stephen Bonta in Grove Music Online."In 1658, while employed at S Petronio, Bologna, [Rascarini] performed the male lead in the Bologna revival of P.A. Ziani's Le fortune di Rodope e Damira. He repeated the role at least three times in the following four years, and in 1659 and 1661 he sang in the Venetian premières of Cavalli's Antioco and Castrovillari's Pasife. From 1662 until his death (except for the period 1691–9) he was contralto di camera to the Dukes of Savoy at Turin, performing alongside the famous castrato G.A. Cavagna. He was a member of the literary Accademia degli Incolti at Turin. His only surviving works are two cantatas for three voices." Lorenzo Bianconi and Jennifer Williams Brown in Grove Music Online.Autograph letters of Legrenzi are very rare. 1 page of a bifolium. Folio (ca. 299 x 213 mm). Dated Venice, February 15, 1659. Written in black ink on paper with watermark to each leaf. In Italian (with translation). Addressed to a high-ranking person, perhaps Legrenzi's lifelong friend and patron, Ippolito Bentivoglio, for whom Legrenzi is seeking singers. Legrenzi has been unable to meet his patron for "instructions about how I should keep and bring to Your Excellency's service the person already agreed upon." He goes on mentions the noted Italian composer and contralto, Francesco Maria Rascarini (d. 1706) and some music "specifically for Your Excellency." He awaits his patron's orders.From the collection of Max Reis.Slightly creased; partially separated at central fold; edges slightly frayed with minor loss to blank upper portion of first leaf; some bleeding to blank verso of first leaf; slight ink burn to third line of text affecting one word; several small perforations and minor staining to blank second leaf. In quite good condition overall.

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        Della fede e nobiltà del notaio, colla serie di molti soggetti insigni per sangue, dignità, lettere ed armi; con una erudita informazione a favore del notariato di Verginio Scolari, denominato in oggi De Colombani [..].

      per Giulio Cesare Malatesta [1656]. In - 4° (cm. 19,8), legatura successiva in m. pergamena con titolo in oro su tassello al dorso e piatti marmorizzati; pp. [16] 24 [2] 25 - 306 in ottimo stato, con capilettera e fregi silografici e alcune piccole illustrazioni (sigilli, stemmi); antico Ex libris all'occhietto di un discendente dell'autore, alcune antiche note ms. ai margini di poche carte, emblema di un collegio notarile applicato al margine inferiore della carta 2B2, assente l'ultima carta sicuramente bianca. Edizione originale e unica di un testo in volgare che senza successo patrocinò l'ammissione dei notai italiani al rango nobiliare. Libro dedicato a Leopoldo di Toscana. Puccinelli definisce «sinistro» il parere di chi nega la nobiltà al notariato, e in fine il trattato dello Scolari vuole «scardinare le principali accuse all'epoca mosse contro l'arte notarile» [Salvi S. T.. Tra privato e pubblico. Notai e professione notarile a Milano (secolo XVIII), Giuffré 2012, p. 89]. Cfr. Piantanida 1300 e per approfondimento anche Donati C.. L'idea di nobiltà in Italia, p. 282. Esemplare molto buono.

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        Danmarckis oc Norgis Fructbar Herlighed / Udi Fire Bøger forfattet: Den første Bog indeholder Danmarckis oc Norgis Fructbarhed / Deeling / Kiøbstæder / Indbyggeris Qvaliteter, oc fornæmste Omstænde. Med hosføyede Delineationer &c. Den Anden Bog forklarer Jordegodtzis Eyendom / Herlighed / Deeling / Indkomst / Accidentier, &c Hvorledis - oc aff hvad -udgifvis / beregnis / &c. Hosføyed Sædelands-Engbonds-Oldenskoufs-Landgilds- oc Arbeds P: Taxter oc Udregninger. Den Tredie Bog handler om Jordegodtzis Kiøb oc Sal / Sødskind- oc Mage-Skifters - sambt Marckereebnings Forhold / med nogle der aff reigsende processers oc Pantsætnings Omstænde / &c. Den Fierde Bog fremstiller Maal oc Vects Underskeed / i hver Land / Syssel oc Lehn / i Danma[r]ck / Norge / Holsten / Island / Færøe / etc. Hosføyed Udspissnings Taxter, til Egne Bord / Hof-Tienere / Krigs- oc Skibs Folck / Arbeydere / Hospitaler / &c. Alle (især unge Hoff Tienere) som i Kiøb / Skifter / &c. Jordegods hafve at beregne / Til Nøtte oc Tieniste sammenskrefvet. Aff Arent Berntsen Bergen / Byeskr. udi Kiøbenhafn. Med Hans Kongel. Majest. Allernaadigste Privilegio. Prentet i Kiøbenhafn aff Peder Hake / Universitetz Bogtr. Anno M.DC.LVI. Paa Jørgen Holsts Bogf. Bekostning.

      [København 1656]. Liten 4to. (19 x 15 cm.). Kobberstukket tittelbl., [20], 359, [1], 652, [48] s. Samtidig helskinnbind, uten ryggtittel. Ryggen med noen få ormhull. Samtidige navn. Stedvis svakt fuktskjoldet. Noen bretter. Foldeplansjen (blad 323/324) brettet feil og med rift i indre fals. Tiltalende eksemplar

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        Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, &c. Ce qui est le plus advance vers le Septentrion est tire de diverses Relations des Anglois, Danois, &c. Vers le Midy les Costes de Virginie, Nouvlle Suede, Nouveau Pays Bas, et Nouveau Angleterre, Sont tirees de celles des Anglois, Hollandois, &c, La Grande Riviere De Canada ou de St. Laurens, et tous les environs sont suivant les Relations des Francois.

      Paris: Pierre Mariette, 1656. - A very nice, clean example of this important and rare map, which "influenced the cartography of Canada for the next fifty years. The eastern Great Lakes region is remarkably accurate, with the western ends of the lakes undefined for lack of reliable information. The possibility of a northwest passage at the bottom of Button's Bay was also to influence a considerable number of cartographers for the rest of the century."(Goss. Mapping of North America, map 33). Minor flaws include scattered creasing, light dampstain at bottom right corner, splitting a few inches along bottom of center fold, a small mild stain at bottom from a sticker that had been on reverse, a small tear near left edge and a few other imperfections. But otherwise bright with good outline color. Not laid down, and does not appear to have been cleaned or otherwise restored. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De bono regimine rerum ad universates spectatium in Bullam X. Clementis Papae VIII. Commentaria a Iacobo Cohello I.V.C. Urbeventano Earundem Uniuersitatum Ditionis Ecclesiasticae Agente Generali Iucubrata. Multiplici doctrina, & eruditione repleta, ac diu exoptata Caroli Carthari I.V.C. Urbeventani. A duocatorum Sacri Consistorij Decani. Studio nunquam intermisso ab interitu vindicata.

      Casoni Giovanni, Roma 1656 - In-Folio piccolo; cc.(11), pp. 539 (1), cc. (36).carta H3 legata prima di H2. Frontespizio in due colori ( rosso e nero). Capilettera incisi su legno. Legatura in piena pergamena con titolo manoscirtto al dorso.

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        Autograph Manuscript Signed, in Spanish, on paper

      Oaxaca, Mexico Small 4to, 9 pp.. September, 1656 Detailed here are the accounts of the income and payments of the province of San Hipólito Martir of the Order of Preachers in Oaxaca, Mexico, for the twelve month period September, 1655, through August, 1656. The accounts are detailed and specific. Seventeenth-century manuscripts from Oaxaca are rare in the marketplace. Written in a clear clerical hand. Leaves separated from each other, but in very good condition.

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        Aminta Favola Boscareccia.

      In Leida. Presso Giovanni Elsevier 1656 - 12mo, 128 x 73 mms., pp. [xxii], 84, contemporary or slightly later embroidered binding, with crowns in silver threads against a dark brown background, all edges gilt, with the late 17th or early 18th century bookplate of Charles-Louis Texier, comte d'Hautefeuille or possibly his father, Jacques Etienne Louis Texier, comte d'Hautefeuille on the front paste-down end-paper; no free end-papers, slight worming of lower front cover of binding,remnants of ties, but in general in very good shape for an embroidered binding. Tasso (1544 - 1595) composed Aminta in 1573 for a garden party at the court of Ferrara. "The play has a pastoral theme, and is set in the time of Alexander the Great. The characters are shepherds and nymphs. The story is about Aminta's love for the beautiful nymph Silvia, who does not return his attentions and prefers hunting. She risks rape at the hands of a Satyr but Aminta saves her; however, again she flees from him. Aminta, finding her blood-stained veil, attempts to kill himself. Now Silvia is remorseful, comes back to cry over Aminta's body who is still alive, and the two can happily marry, following the advice that older and wiser friends had been giving them" (Wikipedia). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commentaria posthuma

      Irenopoli [Amsterdam]: sumptibus Irenici Philalethii [Samuel Przypkowski] Folio (31.5 cm, 12.44"). 2 vols. in 1. I: [9] ff., 325 pp. (with [3] ff. section titles). II: [2] ff., 427 pp., [28] ff. (with [15] ff. section titles).. 1656 [i.e., 1665] Polish nobleman Jonas Schlichtingius (Jonasz Szlichtyng, 1592?-1661) commenced writing these New Testament commentaries in 1655, having fled to Cracow at the outbreak of war with Sweden. Although he was taken prisoner at Stargard in 1660 and his work confiscated, the Socinian theologian continued writing "through five bad sieges, in the middle of the fury of wars, and in captivity" (cataloguer's translation, f. **2v), and revising the commentaries until his death the following year. In a brief ad lectorem, the persecuted author declares, "I would not wish the Church held responsible [for these commentaries]. Whatever is said and written is [mine]. . . ." (f. [pi]4r). Schlichtingius left his opus in the care of his sons and two friends, John Preussis and Stanislaüs Lubieniecius: In the preface to this volume, the latter discusses his life and work including his exile from Warsaw in 1647 and imprisonment in 1660. Three copious indices to scriptural sources and references within the text close the collection. Woodcut devices grace the sectional titles; refined tailpieces and large initials against a floriated background decorate the volume throughout. There is scattered Greek type. Provenance: Early inscription "Middeldorpf" on front flyleaf; bookplate and stamp of Rochester Theological Seminary (later the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School). Deaccessioned 2005. Evidence of readership: Sparse contemporary ink annotations; underlining throughout, heavy in quires A?-C, K, M, Eee, et alibi. First edition: Published as the seventh and eighth volumes in a series of nine, comprising the Bibliotheca fratrum polonorum (1665?-68, and a supplement in 1692). Contemporary northern-European style vellum over boards ruled in blind, panels with blind-stamped central cartouches, blue speckled edges and evidence of ties; old spotting and soiling with joints (outside) partially open but binding sound. Ex-library as above: Bookplate on front pastedown, stamp to title-page (only), old library sticker to spine. Some dust-soiling and foxing, small tears, and small holes, plus a few natural paper flaws; contemporary inkstains on three or four leaves (one causing a hole at R4). A strong, interesting copy.

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        L'OTTICA DELLA NATURA E DELL'EDUCAZIONE INDIRIZZATA A RISOLVERE IL FAMOSO PROBLEMA DI MOLINEUX.

      Opera dedicata a Angelo Fabbroni. Cm.20,4x13,4. Pg.XVI, 228. Legatura cartonata coeva con rinforzo al dorso. Piatti decorati. Antiporta con vignetta calcografica. In fine al volume, con numerazione autonoma "Appendice all'ottica della natura e dell'educazione, Ossia Risposta alle censure di un professore anonimo" (pg.48). Fresco esemplare, fioriture marginali. Si tratta della edizione originale di un testo di ottica composto da Cristofano Sarti, docente nell'Università di Pisa, esattamente cento anni dopo la esposizione del celebre "problema di Molineux". Il filosofo naturalista William Molyneux (Dublin, 1656 - 1698) pose nel 1692, nel "Dioptrica nova", un quesito all'epoca di notevole risonanza, segnalato anche da Locke nel "An Essay Concerning Human Understanding": se cioè un cieco, cui improvvisamente fosse donata la vista, fosse in grado di riconoscere rapidamente una sfera da un cubo, cosa che aveva evidentemente sperimentato con facilità in assenza dell'organo visivo.

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        Rara lettera per la maggior parte autografa 2 agosto 1656

      Rara lettera in italiano e francese per la maggior parte autografa firmata "Chretienne" indirizzata al Marchese Villa, cavaliere dell'ordine e Generale della Cavalleria. La prima metà della lettera, scritta dal segretario, parla dell'assedio di Verrua "hora vediamo che gli spagnuoli perduta la speranza di soccorrere cotesta piazza si volgono l’animo a dar qualche colpo a quelle di questi stati, e che disegnano come saprete sopra Verrua". Segue, sotto la firma del segretario, una parte autografa, in francese, di una nota personale della reggente indirizzata al Marchese, fedele generale sin dai tempi degli assedi del 1640. Maria Cristina di Borbone, duchessa di Savoia, fu moglie di Vittorio Amedeo I e dal 1637 Reggente del Ducato di Savoia, soprannominata "Madame Reale". Morì a Torino nel 1663. Tutte le lettere dei Savoia del '600 sono ritenute di grande rarità. 4 pagine di cui la prima interamente redatta, due bianche e l'ultima con indirizzo e sigillo in ostia. Perfette condizioni.

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        Opera omnia in duos tomos distincta

      Irenopoli [Amsterdam]: no publisher/printer [Frans Kuyper & Daniel Bakkamude] Folio (31.5 cm, 12.375"). 2 vols. I: [14] ff., 814 pp. (i.e.. 848), with [16] ff. sectional titles. II: [2] ff., 812 pp. (i.e., 840), [5] ff., with [10] ff. sectional titles.. 1656 [i.e., 1668] Socinus, a jurist-theologian from Siena, first met with Polish Antitrinitarians in 1578. He moved to Krakow in 1580 and devoted the rest of his life to fostering a cohesive religious movement that denied the Holy Trinity based on rational exegesis of Scripture. While Socinianism and the Radical Reformation won many followers, Socinus (Fausto Sozzini, 1539–1604) was also attacked — in writing and, in 1594 and 1598, on the street!=> These are the first two volumes of the only edition, first issue, of the first and most important collection of Socinian documents. The title-page, table of contents, and preface to the first volume introduce and illuminate the series Bibliotheca fratrum polonorum as a whole, that having comprised ten tomes published clandestinely ca. 1665–92 by the Polish Brethren called Unitarians. The near-complete works of Socinus himself, leading that parade of texts, occupy these first two, which were actually published three years after vols. III–V (by Johann Crell and Jonasz Szlichtyng), all with => false imprints.Excerpts of Socinus's => acrid debates with protagonists of the Reformation on baptism, redemption, (im)mortality, and the nature of Christ pervade the present volumes. A chapter of letters to friends (vol. I) includes exchanges not only with the founder of the Transylvanian Unitarian Church Francis D?vid and a Polish noblewoman named Sophia Siemichovia, but also Marcello Squarcialupi, Matth?us Radecke, Jan Niemojewski, Johannes V?lkel, and Christophorus Ostorodt, among others.The minister-turned-printer Kuyper (1629–91) produced only Socinian works in the decade 1663–73, many edited by Andreas Wissowatius, Socinus's grandson who had an influential hand in the present opera. The printer Samuel Przypkowski, whose shop produced earlier volumes in the series of which these are a part, contributed the brief biography of Socinus here; and he has graced the text with refined tailpieces, large initials against a floriated background, and woodcut devices on the sectional titles (some initialed "HB" for printer Hendrick Boom). There are occasional Hebrew references in vol. II.Provenance: Early inscription "Middeldorpf" on front fly-leaf; bookplate and stamp of Rochester Theological Seminary (later the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School). Deaccessioned 2005.Evidence of readership: Sparse ink annotations in a contemporary hand; underlining throughout, heavy in quires R–S and Nnn–Ppp in vol. I. Contemporary northern-European style vellum over boards ruled in blind, panels with blind-stamped central cartouches, blue speckled edges and evidence of ties; old spotting and soiling with front joint (outside) of vol. II partially open at top and bottom but binding sound. Institutional stamps to each title-page and another few places as above, and additionally an old library sticker to spine of vol. II; old underlining and other inkings as above. Paper somewhat age-toned, with foxing and the occasional stain or short tear; indices (only) with light waterstains in some lower margins (only). A good, solid, clean set.

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        Opera omnia, exegetica, didactica, et polemica ... Cum indicibus necessariis

      Irenopoli [Amsterdam]: no publisher/printer [Frans Kuyper, & Daniel Bakkamude] Folio (31.7 cm, 12.5"). 2 vols. I: [3] ff., 1038 pp. [i.e., 1044] (lacking one sectional title-page). II: 356 [i.e., 360], [4] pp.; 132 [i.e., 134] pp., [4] ff. (lacking title-page, engr. portrait, & six sectional title-pages).. 1656 [i.e., 1668] Only edition, second issue, of volumes eight and nine from the series Bibliotheca fratrum polonorum. Exegetist Johann Ludwig von Wolzogen (ca. 1599–1658) was an Austrian nobleman who became a prominent voice among the Polish Brethren called Unitarians, proponents of Socinianism and the Radical Reformation that denied the Holy Trinity based on rational exegesis of Scripture. Their collected writings, the => first and most important collection of Socinian documents, were clandestinely published ca. 1665–92 in ten volumes with => false imprints to evade censors.Like the rest of the series, these two volumes of Von Wolzogen's exegetical, didactical, and polemical works are imprinted with the date 1656, without a publisher; however it is known they were published in Amsterdam by Frans Kuyper (1629–91) and Daniel Bakkamude (1662–85), perhaps with Hendrick Boom (1657–1709), whose monogrammed printer's device appears on some of the sectional title-pages. Kuyper, a former minister, produced only Socinian works in the decade 1663–73.The first volume contains exegesis of the Gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and the second, commentary on the Acts and the epistles of Paul, Jacob, and Jude, with contributions from Wissowatius, Crellius, and Schlichtingius. The text, in Latin, printed in roman and italic, is punctuated with handsome woodcut initials, tailpieces, and woodcut devices on the sectional titles, as above. 19th-century mottled calf single-ruled in blind with gilt board edges; rebacked with gilt author, title, and tome to new red leather spine labels and blind stamps in other compartments. Edges/extremities rubbed with loss to leather and corners bumped; vol. II with cluster of wormholes to cover not reaching endpaper. One sectional title lacking in vol. I; title-page, portrait of Wolzogen, and six sectional title-pages lacking in vol. II, as above. Vol. I with one closed tear into text, two lower corners torn away, light crescent of marginal waterstaining to 50 or so late leaves; very minor worming in gutters of four leaves and marginal tear to final leaf in vol. II; each volume with moderate stain/soil marginally to leaves in some sections intermittently, and otherwise minor marginal foxing and a few other small stains only. Solid and imposing and important.

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        Iter exstaticum coeleste... Hac secunda editione praelusionibus & scholiis illustratum... a P. Gaspare Schotto... Accessit ejusdem auctoris iter exstaticum terrestre, & synopsis mundi subterranei. -

      In - 4. Legatura coeva in pergamena rigida, titolo calligrafato sul dorso. Frontespizio allegorico inc. in rame, uno stemma a p. pagina, e 12 tavole f.t. (22), 689, (15) pp.; vecchio timbretto sul frontespizio e lieve naturale ossidazione della carta. L?Iter extaticum coeleste racconta in forma di dialogo un viaggio fantastico nel cosmo, alla luna, a Venere ed altri pianeti. E? una delle opere più curiose del noto gesuita, ed il suo unico scritto di astronomia. La prima edizione apparve a Roma nel 1656; il testo venne poi corretto e ampliato da Gaspar Schott (1608 - 66), amico e discepolo del Kircher, e ristampato a Würzburg nel 1660 con l?Iter exstaticum terrestre, in cui il viaggio immaginario prosegue sulla Terra (questa del 1671 è la seconda edizione collettiva). Kircher vi descrive le meraviglie del mondo vegetale e animale della superficie, quelle del mondo sottomarino, e le caratteristiche geologiche del mondo sotterraneo, anticipando così il suo celebre Mundus subterraneus del 1664. Caillet 5776. Cf. Merrill, Kircher, 12 e 14. Early edition of Kircher?s most curious work and the only one he devoted entirely to astronomy, followed by his first description of the nature of the Earth, the submarine and the underworld. Engr. frontispiece, engr. coat - of - arms on verso of title, and 12 engr. plates. Contemp. vellum, ms. title on spine; old stamp on title and some light uniform browning throughout.

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        Il viaggio all'Indie Orientali. Con le osservationi, e successi nel medesimo, i costumi, e riti di varie nationi... con la descrittione degl' animali quadrupedi, serpenti, ucelli, piante di quel Mondo Nuovo, con le loro virtù singolari... -

      In - 4. Legatura coeva in pergamena, dorso con nervi e titolo calligrafato. Con un'antiporta allegorica disegnata da Giulio Bersani ed incisa in rame da Pietro Santi Bartoli. (24, inclusa l'antiporta), 482, (22) pp.; timbro del Conte Francesco Cardelli di Roma (sec. XVIII) sul frontespizio; uniformi bruniture. Prima edizione di questa stimata descrizione. L?autore fu inviato in India nel 1656 dalla Sacra Congregazione di Propaganda Fide e ?la relazione che ne scrisse è forse la più importante che fosse scritta nel secolo XVII. La geografia, l?etnografia e le scienze naturali vi hanno una parte essenziale e, dei cinque libri onde si compone la relazione, il III è tutto dedicato alla descrizione geografica dell?India e dei costumi dei suoi abitanti; il IV si riferisce alla fauna ed alla flora. Pochi moderni viaggiatori dell?India mostrarono maggiore diligenza, esattezza e spirito di osservazione...? (Amat di S. Filippo, Biografia dei viaggiatori italiani, pp. 423 - 424). Murchio rientrò a Roma nel 1658, e il suo resoconto include anche ampie notizie degli altri paesi visitati, quali la Turchia, Libano, Siria, Persia, Arabia (un capitolo è dedicato a Muscat, l?attuale capitale dell?Oman), Malta, ecc. Olschki, Choix, 19789. Vinciana, Aut. Italiani del ?600, 1404. Hünersdorff, Coffee, p. 1045: ?The present account is much more detailed than the usual contemporary reports...? First edition. The author went to India as a missionary in 1656, travelling through Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Persia, Arabia, Oman, Malta and other countries. After his return to Rome in 1658 he wrote this fascinating account, in which he describes places (many hitherto unknown to European travelers), people, customs, costumes, architecture, antiquities, food, natural history, etc. With an engr. allegorical frontispiece. 18th century collector?s stamp on title. Uniform browning throughout but generally a good copy bound in contemp. stiff vellum, ms. title on spine.

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        Arabicae linguae tyrocinium Id est Thomae Erpenii grammatica arabica

      Leiden, J. Maire 1656.. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit gest. Titelvignette von C. v. Dalen. 6 Bll., 172, 282 (recte 284) S. Hübscher HLdr. um 1800 mit reicher Rückenverg. 4°. ADB VI, 329; Schnurrer 81; Juynboll 148; Balagna 82; Smitskamp 72. - Herausgegeben von Golius, "Erpenius` successor to the chair of Arabic. It repeats the edition of 1636, edited by Golius` pupil Deusing, but now added is also the modest Arabic chrestomathy edited by another pupil of Golius, J. Fabricius, in the latter`s `Specimen` of 1638" (Smitskamp). - Schmaler Streifen am Titel oben hinterlegt. Gering gebräunt. Schönes Exemplar!

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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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