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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Medizin - Fritz-Dieter S]
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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]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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' indefatigable research" Dugdale's "chef d'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'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.

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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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        The Reports of That Late Reverend and Learned Judge, Thomas Owen Esquire; One of the Justices of the Common Pleas

      London - H. Twyford, T. Dring, and J. Place 1656 - A collection of sixteenth century legal cases heard by respected judgeThomas Owen, with a brief description of each case and the outcome. Full title continued: Wherein are many choice cases, most of them throughly argued by the learned serjeants, and after argued and resolved by the grave judges of those times. With many cases wherein the differences in the year-books are reconciled and explained with two exact alphabeticall tables, the one of the cases, and the other of the principall matters therein contained. Text continuous despite pagination. There are occasional copperplate ink annotations. Thomas Owen, d. 1598, was an English judge. Owen was a man of wide culture, his library at his death containing books in French, Italian, and Spanish as well as the more technical works of common law. Owen was without doubt a capable technical lawyer, but he was above all a man of very sound and reliable judgement, a noted counsellor, and much resorted to for advice (Wood, Ath. Oxon. , 1. 673) -DNB. Condition: In a recent half calf binding. Externally, fine. Internally, firmly bound, with some foxing,and a fewmarks, prominent to the first and last few pages. There is a small section missing from singeing (candle)to the margin of page 99. Overall: VERY GOOD with a fine exterior. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Jan Somer n. N. Sanson d' Abbeville b. Mariette, "Le Nouveau Mexique, et la Floride .. 1656".

      . dat. 1656, 39,5 x 53,5. Pastoureau, Sanson V A; Burden, Mapping of Northamerica, Nr. 319 and plate ( first state / 1. Zustand ). - Oben rechts die Titelkartusche. Die Karte zeigt die Vereinigten Staaten ( ohne Darstellung der Ostküste ). Californien als übergroße Insel.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        An Epitome of all the Common & Statute Laws of this Nation, Now in Force. Wherein more then Fifteen Hundred of the Hardest Words or Terms of the Law Are Explained; and All the Most Useful and Profitable Heads or Titles of the Law [etc.]. Wing S3184. Folio

      London: Printed for W. Lee, D. Pakeman [and six others], 1656. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, somewhat rubbed, the spine hand-lettered, a small crack to the lower rear joint, else a very good, clean copy Only edition of the first English-language encyclopedia of the law, dedicated to Oliver Cromwell, "a major landmark in English legal literature [and] among the enduring legacies bequeathed to the English people by the first protectorate

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Sefer Tehilim veSefer Eicha. Sepher TEHILLIM U-sEPHER echah the Hebrew Text of the Psalms and Lamentations but published (for to encourage and facilitate Beginners in their way) with the Reading thereof in known English letters excepting only the letter [ayin], which because of the incertainty of its genuine pronunciation, is left either to be read, or not, according as the reason of the reader shall judge most convenient /

      Printed for the author ; and are to be sold by H. Robinson, A. Cr. L. Fawn, London 1656 - A bi-lingual edition. Hebrew with English transliteration. The Hebrew is vocalized (has the point or vowels). Robertson, William. pp. [viii], 250, 22, [ii]. Trace foxed, slight loss in corner of last page, not affecting text. Modern full calf, gilt extra. 8vo. The author, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, was the leading Hebrew tutor in Cromwellian London, when learning Hebrew was all the rage. In spite of the grammatical error in the title, the book matches the Hebrew text of Psalms and Lamentations with an accurate Romanization, according to standard Sephardic pronunciation. Of special interest here is the author¿s six-page Epistle Dedicatory to his patron, John Sadler, constitutional lawyer, Member of Parliament, and Oliver Cromwell¿s private secretary and confidante. Sadler, John Harvard¿s brother-in-law, was one of the leading ideologues of the philo-Semitic Israelite-identifying party among the English Puritans. Robertson¿s career faded away after the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, but finally, in 1680 he was appointed as a Hebrew instructor at Cambridge. SCANS available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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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.(Canada/New England)

      Pierre Mariette, Paris 1656 - Engraving with original hand-color. Some mild staining, but overall a good example. Sheet size: 18 1/2 x 24 1/4". Inventory#: 1407pmat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        OUDERDOM en BUYTEN-LEVEN [Old Age and Outdoor-Life, plus 5 separately titled other works by Cats] HOF-GEDACHTEN op SORGH-VLIET, INVALLENDE GEDACHTEN, KONINGKLYKE HERDERIN ASPASIA, HUWELIJCX FUYCK [Marriage Trap], DOODT-KISTE voor de LEVENDIGE.

      Jan Jacobsz Schipper 1656, 1655, Amsterdam - Engraved titlepage + 3 full-page plates + 16, 30, 23 half-page copperplates by or after Adriaen van de Venne (1589-1662) showing customs, family life, agriculture, trades and dances of death. Quarto vellum laced through with yapp fore-edges and faded manuscript title to spine (slightly marked). Half-title and engraved Titlepage dated 1656 to OUDERDOM en BUYTEN-LEVEN +[xxiv]+261pp +[3]pp; HOF-GEDACHTEN (with Titlepage dated 1655) and INVALLENDE GEDACHTEN (with half-title) 125+[3]pp; KONINGKLYKE HERDERIN ASPASIA (with Titlepage and extra frontis plate) [4]+84pp; HUWELIJCX FUYCK (with half-title) 32pp; and DOODT-KISTE voor de LEVENDIGE (with half-title) 224pp. A few tears to margins not affecting printed area, some with marginal paper loss, and light marginal damp-staining towards the end. *Narrative poetry by the foremost writer of the 17th century Dutch Republic with many fine engravings of city and country life (by or after van de Venne) and a short series of Dances of Death. First editions here of most of the works written near the end of Cats's life at his country estate near The Hague, Sorgh-vliet or "escape from care", which is illustrated in the centre of the fine frontis to the whole collection. 1 volume.

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        Catalogo Real, y Genealógico de España, Ascendencias, y Descendencias de nuestros Católicos Príncipes, y Monarcas Supremos / Reformado, y añadido en esta ultima impresión, con singulares noticias, curiosos origenes de Familias, Consejos, Ordenes, Dignidades Eclesiasticas, y Seglares; gloriosos hechos, varios sucessos, y nouedades antiguas, dignas de perpetua memoria. Por el mismo autor, Rodrigo Mendez de Silva, Cronista General de España, y Ministro del Real Consejo de Castilla

      - Con Privilegio. En Madrid: en la Imprenta de Doña Mariana de Valle, Año MDCLVI (1656). A costa de Antonio del Ribero Rodriguez, Mercader de Libros. Vendese en la Calle de Toledo, y en Palacio.- 4 h., 164 Folios (impresos por ambas caras); 4º menor (20,5 x 15 cm.); Enc. en Pleno pergamino flexible época.- Ejemplar completo en buen estado. Tan solo tiene unas pequeñas y tenues marcas de humedad en el margen externo de las primeras hojas, también tiene varias hojas algo tostadas, en la portada 2 motas de óxido y en varias páginas pequeños subrayados a tinta de la época. Pero en general se encuentra en buen estado. Libro en español [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        ANTIQUITIES OF WARWICKSHIRE ILLUSTRATED; FROM RECORDS, LEIGER-BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, CHARTERS, EVIDENCES, TOMBES, AND ARMES

      Thomas Warren, London, England 1656 - 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' indefatigable research" Dugdale's "chef d'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'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. later full morocco, five raised bands on spine with gilt-stamped label, marbled endpapers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        GUAYANA Y CARIBE (1656)

      1656 - 410 X 540 mm. / 450 x 580 mm.

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        De Basilica et Patriarchio Lateranensi. Libri quatuor ad Alexandrum VII Pont. Max.

      Ignatij de Lazzeris 1656 (in fine 1657), Romae - [Figurato Roma-Legatura] (cm.35) bella legatura alle armi, in piena pergamena con grande stemma prelatizio ai piatti con leoni e gigli e 4 file di mappe, entro doppia cornice e fregi angolari ripetuti al dorso. Minimi difetti, tracce di lacci. Tagli dorati.-- cc. 13 nn., pp. 387, cc. 13 nn. con 6(di 7) tavv. f.t. ripiegate, 5 illustrazioni a piena pagina e 1 figura n.t. Bellissimo frontis figurato completamente inciso in rame da Jos. Testana su disegno di Joseph. Bellonus. Edizione originale ed unica molto rara. Manca ad Autori Italiani del '600, Vinet, Burroni e Michel-Michel. Opera ricca di storica erudizione, e incerta circa l' autore; vedi le ampie note in Lozzi e Ranghiasci. Un filo di tarlo ben restaurato all' angolo bianco di alcune carte interne. Purtroppo manca la prima carta con l' occhiello e una tav. f.t. che rappresenta la Basilica di San Lorenzo che alleghiamo ambedue in fotocopia. Qualche lieve ombreggiatura ad alcune carte, altrimenti bell' esemplare marginoso nella sua importante legatura alle armi. * Lozzi 4493; * Ranghiasci n° 580 p.228; * Cicognara 3852; * Choix 17883; * Schudt 872; * Bm. Stc. XVII Cent 723; * Moranti " Seicentine di Urbino " 4053, scompleto.[f56] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRI ANTICHI E RARI FRANCESCO&CLAUDIA]
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        Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae nec non partis Virginiae tabula multis in locis emendata a Nicolao Joannis Visschero

      Amsterdam:: Nicolas Jansz Visscher, 1656. Broadsheet (20 1/4 x 23 1/2 in.; 514 x 597). Second state of the map showing t' Fort Kasimier but not Philadelphia, handcolored in outline, cartouche and vignettes of an Indian settlement and animals fully handcolored; light toning, small split at bottom of center fold. LITERATURE AND REFERENCES Burden, The Mapping of America, no. 315; Deak, Picturing America, nos. 38 and 42; Pritchard & Taliaferro, Degrees of Latitude, no. 11 (2nd state); Stokes, Iconography of Manhattan Island, I:119-132, 146-148; Tooley, Mapping of America, p. 284 (2nd state) CATALOGUE NOTE Although this map, originally published in 1655, is largely derived from Jansson's map of 1651, it is extremely important for providing a view of Manhattan island. This is probably the second published view of New York (according to Burden), the first being that of Joost Hartgers in 1651. Stokes places the date of the view in the autumn of 1652 since the building on the far left was not constructed until April 1652. In addition, a wall was constructed for security in 1653 which does not appear in this view. The second state of the map is the earliest available to collectors, as the first state is of extreme rarity, with only three copies known. Improvements on the Jansson map included the addition of the Zuyder Zee below Cape Cod, Chesapeach became Chesapeack, and on Long Island sound Milfort and Ailfort became Strotfort and Milfort respectively. t'kocks Rack is added on the west bank of the Hudson River near Manhattan. The second state of the map was also the source of the first boundary dispute between William Penn and Lord Baltimore of Maryland. Penn contested two points. First was Lord Baltimore's belief that his charter included the Dutch settlements on the east side of the Delmarva Peninsula. Second, Penn questioned whether Baltimore's northern boundary should be at the 40o of north latitude as accurately surveyed or at the latitude where it was thought to have been in 1632 when Baltimore's charter was granted. In 1685, the Privy Council decided in Pennsylvania's favor, and the Delmarva Peninsula was divided equally from the 40o of latitude as far south as Cape Henlopen, with Visscher's map used in that determination. Unfortunately Visscher placed Cape Henlopen twenty-five miles too far south; it was actually located at the protrusion of land that the mapmaker called Cape Cornelius. Because of that, Baltimore lost thousands of acres to Penn.. Book.

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        Dissertatio de operis subditorum. In quâ, materia servitiorum â subditis praestandorum (vulgo, Robwoldt: Scharwerck: Frohndiensten) compendiose elaboratur.

      Salzburg, Johannes Baptist Mayr für Georg Mantler, 1656. - (14), 469, (5) SS., l. w. Bl. Drucktitel in rot und schwarz. Mit separatem Kupfertitel. Blindgepr. Lederband der Zeit mit Deckelsupralibros und Schließbändern (oben nur Reste). Verblaßter dreiseitiger Farbschnitt. 12mo. Erste Ausgabe dieser juristischen Abhandlung über den Frondienst im deutschen Reich. Eine von zwei Druckvarianten im selben Jahr; erst 1709 nachgedruckt. Der Münchner Jurist Johann Franz Balthasar (gest. 1663), dessen Jöcher (I, 748) nur knapp gedenkt, wurde 1654 ordentlicher Professor der Pandekten in Salzburg, "bekleidete aber dieses Lehramt nicht länger, als zwey Jahre, da er selbes 1657 niederlegte, und zu Freysing fürstlicher Rath, Kanzler, und Lehenpropst wurde" (Kobolt). Mit Abhandlungen zu den Pflichten der Untertanen und Leibeigenen. - Einband für den Mainzer Rat Johann Wilhelm von Dalberg mit seinem blindgepr. Supralibros am Vorderdeckel; blindgepr. Deckelbordüre und Eckfleurons. Am Titel hs. Besitzvermerk "Liber Eccl[esi]ae B[eatae] M[ariae] V[irginis] Plaga 1670". Später in der Bibliothek des böhmischen Adligen Franz Graf Thun-Hohenstein (1809-70) auf Tetschen (sein herald. Exlibris am vorderen Innendeckel). Am vorderen Vorsatz gedr. Exlibris Kurt Winberg (20. Jh.). Sauberes, gutes Exemplar. VD 17, 1:015628P. Kobolt (Baierisches Gelehrten-Lexikon) und Zauner (Salzburgische Rechtslehrer), beide in DBA I 53, 30f.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historiarum, et observationum medicophysicarum, centuriae IV

      Jean Billaine and Veuve Mathunin Dupuis, Paris 1656 - Historiarum, et observationum medicophysicarum, centuriae IV. ¿ [bound with] CATTIER, Isaac. Observationes medicinales rarae. ¿ [bound with] BOREL, Pierre. Vitae Renati Cartesii. Paris: Jean Billaine and Veuve Mathunin Dupuis, 1656. 8vo (179x104 mm), [16], 384, 77, [7], 60 pp., 1 woodcut illustration in text titled «Figura materiae lapideae crassae meningi adnatae in mulieri». Contemporary vellum (soiled), internally little browned (some pages stronger), occasional spotting and coal dust soiling. ---- D.S.B., II, pp. 305-06; Garrison- Morton 260 (1653 first edition); NLM/Krivatsy 1571; Wellcome II, p. 204; Norman 269; Honeyman 395. Second edition of the first work to apply microscopy to medicine and almost as rare as the first edition, which was published in 1653; this edition also contains a work by the French physician Isaac Cattier, entitled observationes medicae rariores (first published 1653) and Borel¿s life of Descartes. "Borel probably saw the blood corpuscles and Sarcoptes scabiei."-Garrison-Morton 260. The use of the microscope in medicine revealed another world for physicians and scientists. There are also a number of dental and ophthalmological observations. Borel (1620-1671), was born at Castres, studied medicine at Montpellier, and began his practice at Castres in 1641. In 1653 he went to Paris and about 1654 was appointed physician to the king. During his whole life he ardently pursued the study of natural history, chemistry, optics, astronomy, antiquities, philology, and bibliography. Among his other works are the first bibliography of chemistry (1654) and the first history of the telescope (1655). Besides practicing medicine, Borel collected rarities, plants, antiquities, and minerals from the town itself and countryside surrounding Castres" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Payment receipt for John Gell (probably Sir John Gell), made out and signed by William Humble.

      [London], 10. VI. 1656. - 1f. Oblong 8vo (c. 240:84 mm). Blank form filled in in ink, with papered seal. Payment receipt for the fifth installment for one of the earliest works in British printing history published by subscription, according to Dibdin (I, 23) "the first book ever published in that manner in England": "Received this [10th] day of [June] in the year of our Lord God [1656] of [Jn. Gell Esq.] the summe of [two Pounds] being the [fourth] payment of [ten pounds] by him subscribed or promised, towards the printing of the Bible in the Original & other learned Languages: Witness my hand and seal, the day and the year above written". The Bible edition for which Gell was eventually to pay 10 pounds is the Polyglot Bible edited by Brian Walton (1660-61), "the most accurate and best equipped of the great Polyglots" (Darlow/Moule, 23). The Oxford-educated orientalist Walton drew up a scheme for the project as early as 1847: "[H]aving secured the approval of the Bishops of London, Ely, Salisbury, Rochester, Lincoln, and Exeter, in 1652 he invited subscriptions for the forthcoming Bible, and entrusted the funds to the management of a worthy London citizen, William Humble. This polyglot was one of the earliest publications printed by subscription in England" (ibid., 23f.). The "worthy London citizen" Humble, who administrated the subscription payments and in whose hand the present receipt is filled in, is in all likelihood the London bookseller of that name, whose shop "The White Horse" operated in Pope's Head Alley until 1659 (cf. Plomer, Dict. of booksellers & printers). - Printing commenced in 1653, and the first complete copies were issued in 1658, "though some copies were not issued till after the Restoration, 29 May 1660" (ibid., 24). As a Protestant theological work, the Bible was put on the 'Index Librorum Prohibitorum' as early as 1663, although it "could only be used by specialists, and these could hardly do without it" (cf. Reusch II, 119). Richard Simon admitted in 1692 that it "was praised by all Catholics, even in Rome" (cf. Reusch II, 125). In his 1899 DNB article on Walton, the great orientalist D. S. Margoliouth assesses the merits of the edition: "While the Polyglot was justly regarded at the time of its appearance as an honourable monument of the vitality of the church of England at a period of extreme depression, and, from its practical arrangement, has been of the greatest use to biblical students, with whom, having never been superseded, it still commands a high price, it would also seem to have been a most successful commercial speculation. Though not absolutely the first book printed by subscription in England, it was one of the earliest, and, as has been seen, liberal support was given the undertaking from the commencement; and whereas the price paid by subscription was 10 l., other purchasers probably paid far more; in a letter to John Buxtorf the younger at Basle, Walton puts the price at 50 l." (XX, 727). - Somewhat wrinkled and with minimal damage to the edges (some touching text).

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        Manes ab ipsomet defensi.Querela Apologetica ad Amplissimum Magistratum Ultrajectinum, Quâ technae, calumniae, mendacia, falsorum testimonium fabricae, aliaque crimina Voetiorum & Dematii, plene reteguntur. Opusculum antea ineditum, nunc verò opponendum quotidianis Voetii & Voetianorum criminationibus. emiserunt.

      Vristadii, apud Lancellotum Misopodem.1656. - Sm.-4to. (2) lvs., 28 pp. With woodcut vignette to title. First separate edition, very rare. (Bound with:) DESCARTES, R.: Musicae compendium. Amsterdam, J. Janssonius 1656. Sm.-4to. (2) lvs., 34 pp., (1) leaf. (blank). Title with woodcut vignette. 2nd (?) edition, earlier than the 1st French one (Guibert records editions Amsterdam 1653 and Utrecht 1656 but he doesn't know any copy of these editions). (Bound with:) DESCARTES, R.: Tractatus de homine, et de formatione foetus. Quorum prior Notis perpetuis Ludovici de la Forge, M.D. illustratur. Amsterdam, Elzevier 1677. Sm.-4to. (38) lvs., 239 pp., (1) p. (blank). Printer's device, c. 50 diagrams, all in woodcut. 5th Latin edition, 1st of Claude Clerselier's translation. Contemporary leather (slightly rubbed, head and foot of spine, corner, edges heavily rubbed, front joint partly broken), spine gilt, gilt stamped title to spine, small modern spine library label. I: In this short piece written in 1645, directed at the Magistrate of Utrecht, Descartes defends himself and his theories against the accusations made by Voetius and Dematius. Gisbert Voetius, an influential Calvinist preacher in Utrecht, had claimed that the meditationes de prima philosophia represented opinions of atheism. II: In 1618 Descartes had written the compendium musicae for the mathematician Isaak Beekmann and had presented him with the manuscript, together with his request that he keep it a secret; he arranged for its first publication in 1650. Descartes is regarded as the founder of "rationalised theory of emotions"; music can create emotions (in this context he was preoccupied with the degree of consonants in the major third and syncopation), knowledge of musical theory allows one the possibility of being able to control these emotions. These aspects are then pursued in more detail in Passions de l'âme. III: " Descartes developed his ideas concerning the physiology of man in detail primarily in Traité de l'homme, the discourse on man, first published 12 years after his death in Holland but translated into Latin and 14 years after his death published in France in the original French. This book explains the human body as a machine . purely mechanical down to the tiniest detail. Walking and swallowing, taste and smell, hearing and holding, digestion and sight - everything can be physically explained in this system, without requiring the hypothesis, which - following Descartes - does not explain anything but which simply leads to a mystification for the scientist of the so-called organisms, that in biology there exist both ‚Soul' and ‚Life', neither of which can be explained through the laws governing the anorganic world. Almost every physiological thesis,.that one finds in Descartes, has been found to be false; but seldom were mistakes so productive: medical progress was made by way of Cartesianism" (R. Specht, Descartes. Reinbeck 81998, p. 112). Slightly browned throughout (some lvs. heavily), somewhat brown-stained. I: Guibert 191; not in Tchemerzine. II: Guibert 184,4; MGG 3, Coll. 209/10; Tchemerzine IV, 307. III: Guibert 202, 6; Willems 1531. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Saincte Palinodie, ou repentance des Prisonniers des Eglises Reformées de Piémont, lesquels par infirmité avoient fait abjuration de la Verité. Avec une Brieve Reformation des articles de ladite Abjuration, dressez par Ordonnance de l’Archevesque de Turin.

      s.n.t., 1656 - In-8° antico (158x103mm), pp. 87, cartonatura ottocentesca in marmorizzatura violacea. Ex-libris nobiliare Tronchin. Bruniture e aloni sparsi, ma più che discreto esemplare. Unica edizione, assai rara. Resoconto dei pastori valdesi Pierre Gros (Pietro Grosso) e François Aghit, che erano tornati al protestantesimo dopo essere stati obbligati ad aderire al cattolicesimo nel 1655. L'opera fu scritta in risposta ad un libro apparso l'anno precedente, La conversione di quaranta heretici, con due luoro principali Ministri, dalla setta di Calvino, alla Sante Fede Catolica. Nell’Augusta Città di Torino, alli 18. di Maggio, 1655 (Torino, Carlo Gianelli, 1655). Hugon & Gonnet, 1622. Cfr. Balmas, La vera relazione, p. 169. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, & c.

      Chez Pierre Mariette Rue S. Jacque, Paris 1656 - A very rare example of one of the most important and influential maps of Canada ever devised, by Nicolas Sanson, the father of the French School of Cartography. This very rare map is the most geographically progressive portrayal of Canada made during its generation, and was not superseded until Guillaume De L'Isle's 1703 map. While it bases many of its features on his watershed map of the continent, Amerique Septentrionale (1650), it is more advanced than it in key respects. Importantly, it is the first map to depict "L. Erie ou Du Chat" in a recognizable form. This designation was derived from Jean Boisseau, who in 1643 named the body of water after the local native name "Derie," which referred to the panther like qualities of their warriors. Sanson benefited from having received a copy of The Jesuit Relations , published in Paris in 1649, a detailed account by French missionaries who had traveled in the region. Most notably, this included Father Paul Ragueneau's account of his visit to Niagara Falls and Jean Nicollet's discovery of Lake Michigan, "Lac des Puans," in 1634. Down the St. Lawrence River from the lakes, Montréal is named, the settlement having been founded by the Sieur de Maisonneuve in 1642. Elsewhere, to the north, a mysterious strait weaves over "New South Wales" on Hudson's Bay, terminating in the interior of the continent, a blank space labeled as "Mer Glaciale". This alludes to the existence of a much hoped-for Northwest Passage. Also, on the western shore of the same sea is "Nouveau Danemarcq," referring to the voyage that Danish explorer Jan Munk made to the region in 1619-20. With regards to the east coast of America, Sanson greatly improved upon his earlier work, as Long Island is correctly delineated and "N[ouvelle] Amsterdam" (present day New York) is correctly positioned. "N[ouvelle] Suede," appears at the mouth of the Delaware River, referring to the former Swedish colony centered on Fort Christina, founded on the site of present-day Wilmington, Delaware in 1638. Nicholas Sanson was born in the town of Abbeville in Picardy. Something of a child prodigy, by the age of eighteen, he could already be found in Paris drafting his own maps. There he quickly rose to become Royal Geographer to Louis XIII in 1630. He maintained the position upon the ascension of the "Sun King" Louis XIV in 1643, and later served as tutor to the ambitious young monarch. In 1644, he formed a lucrative partnership with Paris publisher Pierre Mariette with the objective of producing a great atlas that could rival those of the Amsterdam houses, such as Blaeu and Jansson. The present map was devised as one of the most important maps in the atlas. The atlas itself, entitled Les Cartes Générales de toutes les parties du Monde was not finally assembled until 1658. It was however, a landmark moment in the history of French cartography, being the first folio atlas produced in that country. The extremely high quality of Sanson's work motivated other French mapmakers to improve the standard of their production. Sanson also greatly influenced Louis XIV's chief minister, Jean-Baptiste Colbert to heavily fund cartographic projects. This gave rise to a great 'French School' of cartography that was to eventually wrest dominance of the mapmaking market from the Dutch by the 1680s. After Sanson's death in 1667, his work was continued by his sons, Guillaume (d.1703) and Adrian (d.1708). This map was first issued separately in 1656, and also appeared in an unaltered state in various editions of the first modern French atlas, Sanson's Les Cartes Générales de toutes les parties du Monde , produced from 1658 to 1676. Burden, The Mapping of North America I, 318; Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada I:133, pl.81; Pastoreau, Les Atlas Français XVIe-XVIIe Siècles , Sanson VA no.86, p.406; Schwartz & Ehrenberg, Mapping of America , p.114, pl.62. Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour, in very good condition.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Antonio ( Theunis ) Iacobsz, "Pascaarte van Barbarien vertoonende de zee - custen tußschen C. de Tenes ende C. de Rosa".

      . kol., 1656, 39,5 x 52,5. Koemann Jac 49 A. - Oben mittig die Titelkartusche ( koloriert), unten links ein Meilenanzeiger. - Die Karte ist südorientiert und zeigt das westl. Mittelmeer zwischen Algerien und den Balearen ( mit Ibizza und dem Süden von Majorka ).

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        Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, & c

      Paris: Pierre Mariette, 1656. NICHOLAS SANSON'S IMPORTANT MAP OF CANADA AND THE GREAT LAKES Paper Size: 17 3/4" x 22 3/4"; plate size: 16" x 21 3/8" Copperplate engraving with original color Nicholas Sanson was born in Abeville, a town in the Picardy region of France, in the year 1600. As a young adult he was a fervent historian, focusing his studies particularly on the ancient world. Many have hypothesized that he turned to cartography simply as a way of illustrating his work on ancient history. Whatever his motivations for pursuing a career in map publication, Nicolas Sanson was undoubtedly the most celebrated French cartographer of his time, even being appointed by Louis XIV as his private geography tutor under the title of Geographe Ordinaire du Roi. Sanson single-handedly sparked a renaissance in French geography which had not been a major player on the international cartographic stage since the great Orontius Finaeus in the 16th century. This caused the center of cartographic innovation to shift from Holland to France. His work set the precedent for modern geography, with its focus on precision and attention to detail, discarding and declaring old trends of excessive decoration as irrelevant. He endowed all his maps with the most recent and up-to-date geographical information, as well as the finest and sharpest engraving of maps of the period. He produced his first map when he was 16 and published his first atlas in 1645. In the span of his career, he published some 300 maps, including two world atlases and a series of four octavo volumes with each devoted to one of the four known continents. His impressive folio is recognized as some of the greatest maps made of the developing New World. Le Canada ou Nouvelle France, published in 1656, is considered one of the most influential 17th-century maps of North America. Gathering the most novel geographic information of the time, Sanson was one of the first cartographers to utilize Jesuit Relations; detailed reports by Jesuit missionaries infiltrating New France. The most important feature of the map is the cartographic debut of Lake Erie ("L. Erie, ou du Chat"), its delineation influencing perceptions of the region for nearly a century and making it a keystone map for any Great Lakes collector. Several geographic improvements are also present on this map. The Great Lakes Basin, St. Lawrence River and the Hudson River are shown in finer detail. New Amsterdam's position is corrected and Long Island is introduced. Reflecting the limits of geographic knowledge of the time, Lake Superior and Michigan are left open-ended. The outline coloring describes French territorial boundaries at the time. Le Canada is a beautiful and poignant rendering of North America during this exciting period of European colonial efforts and French mapmaking..

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        ESTILO NUEVO DE ESCRITURAS PUBLICAS

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1656. Pergamino flexible. 30x22. 9h+235pag+3h (indice). Algo de manchas de humedad. Bellisima Obra Notarial del siglo XVII. El nuevo estilo de escrituras publicas, contratos, testamentos, herencias, testamentos cerrados, leyes y escrituras para la navegacion de las Indias. Obra que contiene todo lo referente a los modos y forma con que se ha de tratar la funcion publica y el comercio entre las colonias de Indias y Filipinas. Es Fundamental para entender el funcionamiento de la administracion espanola en tiempos de Felipe IV y como se regenta el Imperio de Ultramar. Obra en disciplina de Pedro Lopez familiar del numero del Santo Oficio de la Inquisicion. Extremadamente Raro Ejemplar y por su puesto dificilisimo en comercio. Ref 2.6 Biblioteca A.

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        Nürnberg / Bayern Prospect der Fleischbrücken zu Nürmberg

      1656. Motivmass: 27,0x31,0 Blattmass: 32,5x23,5 Kupferstich aus: Topographia Franconiae Schwarzweiß.

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        Zuyder deel van America uyt gegeven

      1656 - Rare sea-chart of South America. c.1656. Amsterdam. Printer on heavy paper, with fine colour; excellent example. 622 mm x 545 mm. Colom's is one of the earliest obtainable Dutch Sea Charts to show the Sea Coasts of South America. The map shows the coastal features of South America south of the Equator, with a large inset of Central America. The chart is executed in the Portolan style, with rhumblines and fine coastal detail for the time period. Arnold Colom was the son of Jacob Colom, a well-regarded Amsterdam bookseller, printer, and chart-maker. Colom produced two sea atlases, a guide and pilot for the Mediterranean and a general sea atlas of the World. Colom's Zee Atlas, published between 1654–58, was one of the largest format sea atlases of the 17th Century, with each chart printed from an oversized copper plate. Koeman describes the atlas as "One of the most important atlases in the well known category of Dutch sea-atlases". Apart from its rarity, the Zee-Atlas was of importance for its inclusion of the earliest Dutch sea chart of the New Netherlands to appear in an atlas (Jacob Theunisz Lootsman's chart is believed to pre-date it, but seems not to have been regularly published until later), while the "three charts of the oceans are on the same scale (1:14mill.) as Portuguese and Spanish charts of that time. It marked the first time that such charts were published as atlas sheets" (Koeman IV, p.115). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Common-Wealth of Oceana

      London: J. Streater for Livewell Chapman. Very Good. 1656. First Edition. Full Calf. Rebacked mid-nineteenth century in morocco leaving boards in their original distressed (though sturdy) calf (see image). Queer (but continuous) collation follows: [xii], 239, [blank], 255–286,189-[211] [blank]. Occasional scolia in a light pen; general browning of the text; fore-edge corners bumped; general wear to boards. Nonetheless a handsome copy. ; Harrington's economic basis for government had a profound effect on the framers of the constitution. A copy of the Commonwealth was bought by Thomas Jefferson prior to his departure for France. Kevin Hayes (The Road to Monticello) calls it the most important book Jefferson bought from the famous Byrd library for the formation of his poiltical thought. See also Bernard Cohen, Science & the Founding Fathers, pp. 217 ff.; small Folio; Additional images and further information provided upon request. .

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        Joh. Frederici Gronovii De Sestertiis, seu subsecivorum pecuniae veteris Graecae & Romanae libri IV. Accesserunt L. Volusius Maecianus IC. & Balbus Mensor, De Asse; item Pascasii Grosippi Tabulae Nummariae.

      Amsterdam, Apud Ludovicum & Danielem Elzevirios, 1656.. 8vo. (XXVIII),915,(40) p. Calf 16 cm (Ref: Willems 1201; Rahir 1227; Berghman 1982; Goldsmiths'-Kress, library of economic literature 02895,1) (Details: Marbled calf; back gilt and with 5 raised bands; morocco letterpiece in second compartment; covers with double gilt fillet borders; title in red & black; woodcut printer's device on the title; this copy does have the inserted 2 leaves which Willems mentions. They were added in a later stage of the printing process. These 2 leaves are bound after the preliminary pages, and contain a panegyric for Gronovius by the Scottish scholar Alexander Morus, 1616-1670, who was professor of ecclesiastical history at Amsterdam from 1652 to 1659. (See on Morus Wikipedia) (Condition: Cover slightly scratched & rubbed; some wear at the extremities; lower joint starting at head & tail) (Note: The Dutch classicist of German origin Johann Friedrich Gronov, or Gronovius, 1611-1671, was the successor of Daniel Heinsius at the University of Leiden, and 'einer der bedeutensten Latinisten des 17. Jahrhunderts'. (NDB 7,127) He was influenced by Vossius, Grotius, Heinsius and Scriverius. His editions mark an epoch in the study of Livy, Seneca, Tacitus & Gellius. In his later years 'the acumen exhibited in his handling of prose is also exemplified in his treatment of the text of poets such as Phaedrus and Martial, Seneca and Statius'. (Sandys, History of Classical Scholarship, 2,321) Gronovius had more interests than editing texts, commenting and textual criticism. During his academic career he published also important works on numismatics and on money in the ancient world. He is considered to be 'einer der Wegbereiter der Forschungen über das antike Münzwesen'. (NDB 7,127) In 1643 he published his 'Commentarius de sestertiis', in 1656 the first edition of 'De Sestertiis, seu subsecivorum pecuniae veteris Graecae & Romanae libri IV', and in 1661 'De centesimis usuris et foenere unciario', about interest in antiquity. The son of Gronovius, Jacob, produced a second edition of the last two works in one volume in 1691. At the end of this 1656 edition are presented also the texts of 2 obscure late antique authors who wrote on the value of money. The first is the jurist (juristconsultus, also JC) Volusius Maecianus, who lived in the 2nd century A.D. He taught law to young Marcus Aurelius, for whom he wrote ca. 146 a short treatise 'Assis distributio, item vocabula ac notae partium in rebus pecuniariis, pondere, numero, mensura.' (NP 12/2 p. 323; see for this text: Seckel/Kübler, Iurisprudentiae anteiustinianae reliquiae, vol. 1, 1908, 409-418) The second treatise 'De Asse minutisque eius portiunculis' by Balbus Mensor, who lived in the 2nd century, is nowadays anonymously included in the Index 1990 of the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae under the heading 'Liber de Asse, olim perperam Balbo gromatico adscriptus'. He is also known as Pseudo-Balbus. Nowadays it is thought to have been written in the 3th/4th century. At the end of the book we find the short and handy survey 'Tabulae nummariae rei antiquae', compiled by the German humanist Pascasius Grosippus, or Gasparus Scioppius, or Kaspar Schoppe (1576-1649), who is better known for his fierce and foul attack on the genius Josephus Justus Scaliger (1607). (NDB 23,475/78; better Sandys, 2,362/63). This unsympathetic scholar deservedly earned the name, Sandys declares, 'canis grammaticus.' (Collation: *-8, 2*-4, +-2 (+2 blank), A - 3O-8 (2O7 & 2O8 blank) (Photographs on request).

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        Discours sur la question qui est entre les villes de Mortagne et de Bellesme, scavoir laquelle des deux est la capitale de la province et du Comté du Perche.

      - S.d. fin XVIIeme début XVIIIeme Ouvrage manuscrit publié en 1656. Grand in-8 (24 X 20 cm), reliure plein veau brun marbré, dos à 5 nerfs richement fleuronné, titre doré, roulettes, tranches rouges. (Léger début de fente au mors inf. droit). 120 pages et 4 pages manuscrites en complément sans signature. Mémoire pour défendre les prérogatives de Mortagne contre Bellesme. La question fut décidée en faveur de Mortagne. Cet écrit, attribué à Le Forestier, curé de Saint Jean de Mortagne est excessivement rare : Odolant Desnos ne le possédait que manuscrit. Edouard Frére, Manuel du bibliographe normand p.369 . Très bel exemplaire, bien conservé, sain et propre. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nieuwe gedichten. Sonder rym, naa de Griexe en Latynse dicht-maten, op allerhande soorten van verssen, ingestelt. Noit voor desen in Neder-duits gesien, noch gebruiklik. Harderwijk, Joannes Toll, 1656. Small oblong 4to (15.5×19 cm). With engraved title-page, letterpress title-page with woodcut and engraved folding portrait of the author. 19th-century sheepskin parchment.

      Scheepers I, 283 ("zeldzaam liedboek"); Scheurleer, Liedboeken, p. 170; STCN (7 copies, not mentioning portrait). Rare Dutch songbook, complete with the portrait of the author, being an important contribution to Dutch poetic art, with all songs strictly based on classical metrics, but not rhymed. In his dedication to the States of Gelre and Zutphen, the author presents his work as the new and perfect form for all Dutch poetry and a model for future poets. Conrad Goddaeus was a valued friend of Pieter Cornelisz. Hooft. The portrait not included in all copies.With small tears in the folding portrait (1 repaired), but otherwise in very good condition. Boards slightly bowed.

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        Per la facciata del duomo do Milano. [Milan, 1654]. Folio. With 6 unnumbered engraved plates, 5 showing designs for facades for the Cathedral (4 with small plans at the foot) and 1 showing a floor plan (5 folding, including 1 with three engraved slips showing alternative designs for parts of the facade). 18th-century flexible boards covered with 2 sheets of the same gold brocade paper, with a pattern of red flowers on a gold background.

      ICCU (3 copies described as "[1656]" with additional material); Thieme & Becker VI, pp. 152-153. First edition of the extensive defense by Francesco Castelli (1599-1667) of his 1648 designs for a new façade for the Milan Cathedral (plates 4-6), published as a result of the rejection of his designs. A second edition or reissue with additional material appeared in 1656. There is no full-fledged title-page, but a sort of half-title without the author's name or imprint. Although many architects, including no less a figure than Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, had endorsed Castelli's designs (all published in this work), the design of his competitor Carlo Buzzi (ca. 1585-1658) was chosen (plate 3). Buzzi had been recently and unexpectedly appointed head of the church factory of the Cathedral, succeeding Francesco Maria Richini (1584-1658), who had also designed a new façade elaborating on earlier designs by Pellegrino Tibaldi (1527-1596) (plates 1-2).Richini's design was romanesque in style and Buzzi's gothic, while Castelli's combined gothic and baroque elements. The judgments of many Italian architects on such a controversial project as the replacement of the façade of one of the most important cathedrals in Italy provides us with a highly interesting discussion. We are given a clear insight into how the most important Italian architects of the mid-17th century (Bernini among them) viewed the different architectural styles, and it gives us an impression of their preferences. This extremely rare work is therefore of the utmost importance for the history of architecture and the role of the different styles in 17th-century Italy.In very good condition. On the spine the red in the pattern paper has faded away. A rare architectural work giving detailed images of and commentary on unexecuted designs for Milan Cathedral.

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        Zuyder deel van America uyt gegeven

      Rare sea-chart of South America. c.1656. Amsterdam. Printer on heavy paper, with fine colour; excellent example. 622 mm x 545 mm.Colom's is one of the earliest obtainable Dutch Sea Charts to show the Sea Coasts of South America. The map shows the coastal features of South America south of the Equator, with a large inset of Central America.  The chart is executed in the Portolan style, with rhumblines and fine coastal detail for the time period.Arnold Colom was the son of Jacob Colom, a well-regarded Amsterdam bookseller, printer, and chart-maker. Colom produced two sea atlases, a guide and pilot for the Mediterranean and a general sea atlas of the World. Colom's Zee Atlas, published between 1654?"58, was one of the largest format sea atlases of the 17th Century, with each chart printed from an oversized copper plate. Koeman describes the atlas as "One of the most important atlases in the well known category of Dutch sea-atlases".Apart from its rarity, the Zee-Atlas was of importance for its inclusion of the earliest Dutch sea chart of the New Netherlands to appear in an atlas (Jacob Theunisz Lootsman's chart is believed to pre-date it, but seems not to have been regularly published until later), while the "three charts of the oceans are on the same scale (1:14mill.) as Portuguese and Spanish charts of that time. It marked the first time that such charts were published as atlas sheets" (Koeman IV, p.115).

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Jan Somer n. N. Sanson b. Mariette, "Le Paraguayr - Le Chili - La Terre, et Les Isles Magellanicques .. 1656".

      . dat. 1656, 40 x 50. Pastoureau, Sanson V A. - Unten rechts die Titelkartusche. Die Karte zeigt Argentinien und Chile. Im Norden Uruguay, Paraguay und Südbrasilien.

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        Guds Börns Tilstand paa Jorden oc Velstand i Himmelen...Der Erlig oc Velbiurdig nu Salig hos Gud Jomfru Elisabeth Tot til Gladsax hendis Adelige Ligs Begaengelse blef i Roeskild Domkircke holden den 18. Novembr. 1656...af Hans Claussön Rosing.

      . Sorö: Georg Hantsch 1656. 4to. (8) + 198 + (2) s. Alle blade med röskenramme. Samt. helskind, forperm med ormehuller. Gl. navn pa titelbl. * Bibl. Dan. III, 1517. Med personalia og digte af samme Forfatter, Jörg. Rosemkrantz, Stycho Hoegh Justinides, Marc. Giöe, Heinr. Ernst og Vitus Bering..

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        LE VOYAGE ET OBSERVATIONS DE PLUSIEURS CHOSES DIVERSES QUI SE PEUVENT REMARQUER EN ITALIE. Tant de ce qui est naturel aux hommes & au pays, comme des coustumes & facons soit pour le général, ou particulier, et des choses qui y sont rares,...

      Paris, Gervais Clouzier, 1656.par le sieur Audeber, ... Deuxiesme partie. This is the second part of the following work by Pierre Duval:"Le Voyage et la description d'Italie montrant exactement les raretez et choses remarquables qui se trouvent es provinces et en chaques villes,...Avec la relation du voyage fait à Rome par M. le duc de Bouillon en l'année 1644, par P. Du Val...". Our work and Du Val's were also issued separately. 'Deuxiesme Partie' has been crossed out on the title page. FIRST EDITION 1656, French text, 8vo, 180 x 110 mm, 7 x 4¼ inches, 7 engraved illustrations of plants in the text, a few decorated initials and tailpieces, pages: [14], 1 - 334, [2], collation: a4, e4 ( - e1 but no text missing), A - Z4, Aa - Tt4, bound by C. Kalthoeber of London in full 19th century calf, double gilt ruled border to covers with tiny corner ornaments, raised bands, gilt rules and lettering to spine, all edges gilt, green endpapers, double ruled gilt dentelles (turn ins). Spine rubbed, small crack at top of upper hinge, small catalogue cutting with binder's small label pasted to reverse of front endpaper, small pale owner's ink stamp to lower corner of second endpaper, some light brown spotting to title page and following 2 pages of Table, light browning or light foxing to some pages, occasionally on text with no loss of legibility. A very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        (Orlando) Il furioso, Dim.

      In Lione, Apresso Bastiano di Bartholomeo Honorati, M.D.LVI. . In / 12 reliure postérieure plein veau, dos lisse à pièce de titre rouge, page de titre gravée, nombreux bois in - texte, lettrines historiées, 511 p., 2 ff., 20 f. 3 ex - libris en pages de garde. Texte en italien. Marges un peu courtes. Ouvrage en bon état ; quelques taches sur 4 feuillets.?Quoique corrompu en plusieurs passages, le texte de cette édition a servi aux académiciens de la Crusca? (Bunet col. 433).. relié Bon état

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        Vermehrte Newe Beschreibung Der Muscowitischen und Persischen Reyse So durch gelegenheit einer Holsteinischen Gesandschafft an den Russischen Zaar und König in Persien geschehen. Worinnen die gelegenheit derer Orter und Länder/ durch welche die Reyse gangen/ als Liffland/ Rußland/ Tartarien/ Meden und Persien/ sampt dero Einwohner Natur/ Leben ... zu befinden. Welche Zum andern mahl heraus gibt Adam Olearius Ascanius

      Schle?ig, Holwein 1656.. Schleßwig, Holwein 1656.. In 2 Bänden gebunden. Mit Kupfertitel, 6 Portraitkupfer, 3 tls. mehrfach gefalt. Kupferkarten, 22 (davon 18 doppelblattgr. und tls. gefalt.) Kupfertafeln, 75 großen Textkupfern und einigen Textholzschnitten. 14 Bll., 766 (falsch 778) S., 17 Bll. Lederbände d. Zt. mit blindgepr. Rücken. Kl.-Folio. 28,5 x 18,5 cm. VD17 23:233282N; Dünnhaupt, S. 2987, 18.2; Bircher A 6934; BL (German books) O84; Mitchell, 754; Lipperheide Kaa 5. Adelung II, 299 ff; Recke-Nap. III, 349 f.; Goed. III, 64, 16, 5b. - Zweite Ausgabe der berühmten Beschreibung der holsteinischen Gesandtschaftsreise an den Zarenhof und weiter durch Südrußland nach Persien. Die Kupfer mit vielen Ansichten (unter den Tafeln Reval, Narva, Novgorod, Moskau u. Kreml, Kasan, Ardebil, Ghom u. Kaschan, Isphahan, Derbend u.a.), Trachten, Sitten u. Bräuchen der Einwohner etc. Unter den Karten Persien und der Wolgalauf. - Gering bestoßen. Eine Tafel verkehrt eingebunden, Ansicht von Moskau mit kl. hinterlegtem Einriss, Kupfertitel etwas scharf beschnitten, die ersten 3 Bll. etwas ausgefranst, nur ganz vereinzelt etwas gebräunt, sonst von sehr guter Gesamterhaltung und sehr seltener Vollständigkeit!

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        VITA DEL SERVO DI DIO D. TORIBIO ALFONSO MOGROVEJO DEDICATO ALLA SANTITA DI NOSTRO SIGNORE : ALESSANDRO VII, PONTEFICE MASSIMO

      ROMA (NICOLANGELO TINAFSI) 1656 - LAPI, (MICHELANGELO) : VITA DEL SERVO DI DIO D. TORIBIO ALFONSO MOGROVEJO DEDICATO ALLA SANTITA DI NOSTRO SIGNORE : ALESSANDRO VII, PONTEFICE MASSIMO. ROMA (NICOLANGELO TINAFSI) 1656 IN-4°, (20 X 15.8 CM), 4FF-315PP-2PP, RELIE VELIN D’EPOQUE, FRONTISPICE ET PAGE TITRE AUX ARMES DU PAPE ALEXANDRE VII. TORIBIO MAGROVEJO NE 1538 A MAYOGORGA, MORT AU PEROU 1606, GRAND INQUISITEUR ET ARCHEVEQUE DE LIMA, ATTAQUA LES CONQUISTADORS SUR LEURS EXACTIONS. FONDATEUR DES PREMIERS SEMINAIRES D 'AMERIQUE DU SUD. TRES RARE PAYPAL ACCEPTE UNIQUEMENT POUR L’ETRANGER, MERCI DE VOTRE COMPREHENSION. TORIBIO MAGROVEJO BORN 1538 IN MAJORGA. DIED IN PERU 1606. BIG INQUISITOR AND ARCHIBISHOP OF LIMA , ATTACKED THE CONQUISTADORS ON THEIR EXACTIONS AND CRUELTY ON THE INCAS .FOUNDER OF THE FIRST SEMINAR OF SOUTH AMERICA ROMA (NICOLANGELO TINAFSI), 1656 CONTEMP. VELLUM . IN 4° (20 X 15.8°) WITH A FRONTISPIECE REPRESENTING POPE ALEXANDER VII; ADAPTIVE TRANSLATION OF LEON PINELO'S IMPORTANT BIOGRAPHY OF ST. TORIBIO. VERY RARE [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Christiani Adolphi Thuldeni Kriegs- unnd Friedens-Histori Vom Jahr Christi MDCLII. Biß zu der jetzigen ZeitIn welcher die zehen Crayße des Teutsch-Landts im H. Römischen Reich, die acht Chur- und andere Fürsten ... beschrieben ... ; Diesem zu endt werden beygefügt die Historisch-Politische Tractaten ... in das Hoch.Teutsche gesezt durch Ambrosium Kolb....

      Cölln , Joan Antonius Kinchius , 1656. Kl.-8°, Kupferstich-Fronti., 32 S., 1 Bl., 248 S., 7 S; 182 S; 173 S.; 72 S; 48 S., Perg. geprägt d. Zeit., Etwas fleckig Preis in CHF: 550. Christian Adolph Thulden, Canonikus in Köln (um 1650) setzte Adolphus Brachelius Historia Universalis bis auf das jahr 1656 fort.

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        Tesoro delle Gioie

      appresso li Giunti 1656 ARDEMANI Giov. Battista. Tesoro delle Gioie. Trattato curioso nel quale si dichiara brevemente in virtù, qualità, e proprietà delle Gioie come perle, gemme, avori, unicorni, bezzari, cocco, malacca, balsami, contraherba, muschio, ambra, zibeto. Et delle altre cose più famose et pregiate da tutti li diligenti scrittori antichi e moderni, arabi, greci, latini, italiani sacri e moderni. Lodate, stimate et conosciute salutevoli et medicinali. Raccolto dall'Academico Ardente Etereo, revisto et accresciuto dall'Accademico Casinense Inquieto. Venetia, appresso li Giunti, 1656. In 16mo; cc.12n.nn.; pp.212. Pergamena post. Ex libris. Brunit. Autori Italiani del'600 2147 per edizione successiva: "Curiosa operetta che ebbe grande divulgazione e numerose ristampe; in esse sono descritte le proprietà mediche, afrodisiache, fascinatrici ecc. di ogni sorta di gemme"; Michel I, pag.45; Camerini, Annali dei Giunti di Venezia, 1430 (Accademico Ardente).

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