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        Moralia Horatiana Das ist Die Horatzische Sitten-Lehre / Aus der Ernst-sittigen Geselschaft der alten Weise-meister gezogen / und mit 113 in Kupfer gestochenen Sinn-bildern / und ebenso viel erklärungen und andern anmärkungen vorgestellet: Jtz und aber mit neuen reim-bänden gezieret / und in reiner Hochdeutschen sprache zu lichte gebracht.

      Cornelius Danckert Amsterdam 1656 - Pergamentband der Zeit mit Rückentitel in gutem zustand; 1 ganzs. gest. Kupfertafel als Vortitel, 5 Bl., 119 (1) S.; 1 Titelbl., 2 Bl., 85 (1) S., mit 2 gest. Titelvignetten "Horatius Flaccus Quintus" (wiederholend) und 103 fast ganzs. gestochenen Textkupfern nach holländischen Meistern gestochen von A. Seil. Innen äusserst frisches und gutes Exemplar, kaum Benutzungsspuren, kleiner Riss an oberer Ecke Seite 15 mit winzigem Verlust, dasselbe unten an der Ecke auf Seite 93.sehr seltenes Ex im besten Zustand [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of Philosophy

      London: Humphrey Moseley, and Thomas Dring , 1656. Complete in 8 parts. Book measures 11 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches, ( 29x19.5 mm ). Collation, [10]120,tp,19,tp,119,,tp,46,tp,159,,tp,120,tp37,,tp142,20pp, Chronologie, and tables, 2pp errata. 14 full page engraved portraits. Bound in full modern antiquarian style calf, with panelled boards, raised bands, blind centre stamp, dark red leather title label. Binding in excellent condition. Internally, early previous owners name on first & second title, very occasional light spotting, one engraving repaired on margin. Pages and engraved plates in very good condition throughout. A very nice copy, in a very attractive binding. A13. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Small Folio.

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        Ovids Metamorphosis : Translated Grammatically and Also According to the Propriety of Our English Tongue, As Far As Grammar and the Verse Will Well Bear

      Printed for J.F. and A. Kemb 1656 - Later 1/2 leather binding. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. 151 pages ; 15 cm. New end pages. Wing 0685. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historiarum, et observationum medicophysicarum, centuriae IV

      Paris: Jean Billaine and Veuve Mathunin Dupuis, 1656. 2nd Edition . Hardcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 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" The first work to apply microscopy to medicine

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        Itinerarium Exstaticum quo Mundi Opificium id est Coelestis expansi, siderumque tam errantium, quàm fixorum natura, vires, proprietates, singulorumque compositio & structura, ab infimo Telluris globo, usque ad ultima Mundi confinia, per ficti raptus integumentum explorata, nova hypothesi exponitur ad veritatem interlocutoribus Cosmiele et Theodidacto

      4 p.l., 464, [24] pp. Thick 4to, cont. vellum over boards (small ink stain to upper blank margin), yapp edges. Rome: V. Mascardi, 1656. [bound after]:--. Iter Extaticum II. Qui & Mundi Subterranei Prodromus dicitur. Quo Geocosmi Opificium sive Terrestris Globi Structura, vna cum abditis in ea constitutis arcanioris Naturæ Reconditoriis, per ficti raptus integumentum exponitur ad veritatem. In III. Dialogos distinctum. 12 p.l., 237, [13] pp. 4to. Rome: Mascardi, 1657. I. First edition of Kircher's only work devoted entirely to astronomy. "Itinerarium exstaticum is one of Kircher's most curious works. He wrote the treatise in the form of a narrative in which a certain Theodidactus -- Kircher himself -- is caught up in a dream-vision or an ecstatic journey and is guided through the heavens by a spirit named Cosmiel...In the first dialogue, Kircher recounts the journey to the moon, which he finds scarred with mountains and craters, contrary to the Aristotelian view. He flies on to Venus, which he discovers is made of the four elements, and so on to each of the other planets and through the region of the fixed stars. The sun itself has blemishes, Kircher proclaims. He himself had seen sunspots through a telescope several years earlier... "Kircher rejected the Aristotelian and Ptolemaic cosmologies in favor of that of Tycho Brahe (1546-1601), who argued that the sun orbits the earth and is in turn orbited by the planets and the fixed stars. The Tychonian system was adopted by most of Kircher's fellow Jesuits, since it allowed them to maintain geocentric orthodoxy while espousing, at least in part, the new, more scientific heliocentricity advocated by the Copernicans. Kircher broaches this subject more directly in the second dialogue, where he deals with the creations of the earth, its position in the universe, its various characteristics and limitations, and finally, its eventual destruction. To support his views Kircher cites scriptural and scientific authorities in his conclusion. Among the latter are the astronomer Johannes Hevelius, the influential astronomer and meteorologist Gottfried Wendelin, Galileo, and other less-orthodox scientists of his day. This scientific, religious, and semimystical work testifies to Kircher's dubious pose at the juncture of two ages."-Merrill, Athanasius Kircher, 11. II. "This first edition of Iter extaticum II continues the dialogues of the Itinerarium extaticum. Having journeyed through the heavens with the angel Cosmiel, Theodidactus (i.e., Kircher) descends with a second guide, Hydriel, and examines the waters and their natures. Cosmiel then returns and shows him the land, its geography, its characteristics, and wonders. This dialogue also treats animals and plants and their generation and corruption. In the third dialogue they explore the wonders of the submarine world, and in the fourth the subterranean world. The work is, as the title indicates, a prodromus or prolegomenon, an introduction to Kircher's later work Mundus subterraneus. At the end of Iter extaticum II Kircher appended a synopsis of this forthcoming work."-Merrill, Athanasius Kircher, 13. Nice set from the library of the Earls of Macclesfield with engraved bookplate, shelfmark on front pastedown, and blindstamped Macclesfield crest on blank margin of first work. .

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        Traicté de la cour, ou instruction des courtisans. Dernière édition.

      Chez les Elzeviers 1656 - Amsterdam, Chez les Elzeviers, 1656. In 12 de [8]-305[mal paginé; 350]-[26]pp. (erreur de pagination). Suivi de: [ANONYME]. Recueil de diverses pièces servans à l'Histoire de Henry III, roy de France et de Pologne. Cologne, s. n., 1662, 468pp. Suivi de: [ANONYME]. Discours merveilleux de la vie, actions & deportemens de la royne Catharine de Medicis. Paris, s. n., 1663, 113pp., reliure en plein parchemin souple à petits rabats de l'époque, dos lisse avec une pliure sur toute la hauteur sans gravité, titre manuscrit à l'encre noire au dos à gauche, quelques rares petites salissures et taches sur les plats et le dos, fentes d'attache des liens en bordure latérale des plats, chaque page de titre ornée d'une gravure; emblème des Elseviers à la première et fers aux deux dernières pages, petites lettrines historiées, gravure en bandeau au début du chapitre du premier tome, cul-de-lampe à la fin du premier tome, petite galerie de vers dans la partie interne inférieure du deuxième contreplat et de la dernière page de garde, marges courtes, intérieur frais, tranches rouges, bon exemplaire. L'auteur (1564-1617) fut un homme politique, parlementaire, ambassadeur et écrivain. Il est l'auteur de ''Géographie historique, universelle et particulière'' publié en 1645. l'auteur du troisième texte serait Charles Estienne. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The History of Philosophy

      Humphrey Moseley, and Thomas Dring, London 1656 - Complete in 8 parts. Book measures 11 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches, ( 29x19.5 mm ). Collation, [10]120,tp,19,tp,119,tp,46,tp,159,tp,120,tp37,tp142,20pp, Chronologie, and tables, 2pp errata. 14 full page engraved portraits. Bound in full modern antiquarian style calf, with panelled boards, raised bands, blind centre stamp, dark red leather title label. Binding in excellent condition. Internally, early previous owners name on first & second title, very occasional light spotting, one engraving repaired on margin. Pages and engraved plates in very good condition throughout. A very nice copy, in a very attractive binding. A13 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - Hispaniae et Lusitaniae. Itinerarium, Nova et accurata descriptione iconibusq, novis et elegantibus loca earumdem praecipua illustrans.- Amstelodami [Amsterdam] : apud Aegidium Ianssonium Valckenier, 1656; EN 16º (13,5X8,5 cm) plena piel con nervios y tejuelo, 20 hh incluida portada 364 pp. 27 h. 21 láminas plegadas de vistas de ciudades. 1 plano plegado de la villa de Madrid corte de los Reyes Catolicos de España. Polilla en parte blanca inferior afectando alguna letra pero manuscrita. Polilla afectando 4 últimas láminas. Palau 380095, entre otras contiene las vistas de Bilbao, San Sebastián, Burgos, Escorial, Toledo, Barcelona, Malaga. Monasterio del Escorial, Lisboa etc.

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        [LES PROVINCIALES] and related material

      [Paris or Leyden], 1656-57; related material, 1656. Hardcover. The Original Quarto Version of Pascal's Landmark of French Literature. 235 x 165 mm (9 1/4 x 6 1/2"). With 16 (of 18) letters (lacking letters IV and XVIII as well as general title and "Advertisement" leaf). 17 of 19 individually issued parts (including the "Refutation de la Réponse a la Douziéme Lettre"). The original parts bound up in pleasing modern tan crushed morocco, blind-ruled border, raised bands, gilt titling, new endpapers. PMM 140; Tchemerzine (1977) V, 62-63. Light brown stain to head margin of the last quarter of the leaves, occasional faint browning or foxing elsewhere, more conspicuous on final gathering, minor worming in bottom margin of a few leaves, otherwise a very good copy internally, with nothing approaching a serious defect, and in a pleasing unworn binding. In additional to related material normally not included, this volume contains 17 of the rare original(?) 19 separately issued letters, or "Provinciales," by the French polymath Blaise Pascal (1623-62), a series characterized by PMM as "the first example of French prose as we know it today, perfectly finished in form . . . on a subject of universal importance . . . [and] an expression of one of the finest intelligences of the seventeenth century." Prompted by the Jesuits' condemnation for heresy of Pascal's friend Antoine Arnauld, the letters are "a magnificent sustained invective" (PMM) against the laxity and casuistry of his detractors and at the same time a defense of Jansenism, that theological movement and faction within Catholicism that grew out of the writings of Dutch theologian Cornelius Jansen (1585-1638) and that emphasized many of the Calvinist tenets of faith (human sinfulness, lack of free will, and the necessity of divine Grace). The additional material, apparently collected from a variety of sources, comprises letters Pascal wrote to parish priests seeking assistance with the controversy. There is also a copy of Noel de La Lane's "Recit de ce qui s'est Passé au Parlement au Sujet de la Bulle de Nostre S. Pere le Pape Alexandre VII. contre les Censures de Sorbonne" (ca. 1665). Pascal (1623-62) was a man of many attainments in several fields, among them physics, philosophy, and mathematics. Above all, he was a profound thinker, a devout Christian, and the creator of memorable prose. Written simply, lucidly, objectively, and wittily, the "Provinciales" represents a landmark in French literature, an early expression of Enlightenment thinking. It was enormously successful, dealt the Jesuits a fatal setback, and influenced the prose of Voltaire and Rousseau. Not surprisingly, the book was put on the Index and ordered to be burned. Originally printed clandestinely by various printers as separate publications at various times during 1656 and 1657, the series is bibliographically complicated, but it is clear that our quarto format versions precede the duodecimo printing dated 1657 and, obviously, those editions with later dates. It is likely, given the small parts we are missing, that someone assembled the various letters found here as they were issued at the time. A complete set of these letters in first edition--which is rarely seen--would sell for a considerable amount of money.

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        TOLKOVANIYE NA EVANGELIE ("Commentary of the Gospels of St. Mark and St. Luke")

      [Moscow, ca. 1656 (?)] Text in Church Slavonic. Folio (12-1/2" x 8") contemporary full-leather binding over wooden boards (missing the clasps). Beautifully printed in red and black on strong paper. With two full-page woodcuts portraying St. Marc and St. Lucas. In pretty good condition for its age. Title-page might be missing but pagination does not confirm the loss? From the property of Very Rare. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. HB.

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        Wasserkaskade im Gebirge, Tuschpinsel in Braun über Bleistift, mit Weiß gehöht.

      1656 - Datiert "le 21 Avril 1856" und bezeichnet "Cascade (.)lingshoffen" Landschaftsausschnitt im Mittelgebirge mit Bächchen. Das Quellwasser fließt über eine natürlichen Felskaskade in den am unteren Bildrand auf den Betrachter zu fließenden Bach. Durch die Einbeziehung des Zeichengrundes und die in weiß gehöhten Bereiche entfaltet der Zeichner vor dem Auge des Betrachters eine lichtdurchströmte Landschaft. - Wenige, den Gesameindruck nicht störende Braunfleckchen am unteren und oberen Rand. Linke Blattkante etwas unregelmäßig geschnitten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 34,5 x 23,7 cm, blattgroß. Auf glattem Velin.

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        Sancti Ioannis Chrysostomi De Educandis Liberis Liber aureus. Eiusdem Tractatus alij quinque, qua setiui, qua paraenetici. [ Editio princeps ]

      Sumptibus Antonii Bertier 1656 - Severiani Gabalorum Episcopi de Cruce ; Basili Seleuciae de S. Stephano, eiusque Reliquis Zachariae, Hierosolymorum Antistitis, ad suae plebis reliquias Epistola e Perside incertique aequalis de eadem captivitate ac sanctae urbis excidio. Ex vetustis. Cardinalis Mazarini Graecis codicibus nova prodeunt. R. P. Francisco Combefis, interprete, 1 vol. petit in-8 reliure de l'époque plein basane marron, dos à 4 nerfs orné, double filet doré sur plat, Sumptibus Antonii Bertier, Parisiis [ Paris ], 1656, 8 ff., 410 pp. et 3 ff. n. ch. Avec le texte grec et la traduction latine en regard, sur deux colonnes. Greek text and Latin translation in parallel columns. Etat satisfaisant pour cette édition princeps établie par François Combéfis du De Educandis Liber de Saint Jean Chrysostome (rel. fort. frottée avec mq. en coiffes, mors et coins, mouill., anciens caches d'institution religieuse, étiquette de cote en faux-titre, petite étiquette de cote au plat sup.). "The editio princeps, based on the sole testimony of the Parisinus,appeared in Paris in 1656. It was the work of the Dominican scholar, François Combefis, who added a Latin translation. The tract was, however, not included in collected editions of Chrysostom’s works because its authenticity was questioned, and so it was not until 1914 that a new edition of the Greek text was brought out by Franz Schulte." (Max Laistner, in Christianity and Pagan Culture in the Later Roman Empire, 1951) Langue: Grec [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Golden Fleece,

      London: Printed by I. Grismond,, 1656. 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. Small octavo (136 × 85 mm). Early diced calf, probably late 18th-century, rebacked to style, marbled endpapers. With errata on leaf A8r. Boards bowed, rather closely trimmed, shaving some headlines, outer leaves somewhat toned, still a good copy. 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.

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        Danmarckis oc Norgis Fructbar Herlighed, Vdi Fire Bøger forfattet : Den Første Bog indeholder Danmarckis oc Norgis Fructbarhed, Deeling, Kiøbstæder, Indbyggeris Qualiteter oc fornemste Omstænde ... Den Anden Bog forklarer Jordegodtzis Eyendom, Herlighed, Deeling, Indkomst, Accidentier etc. ... Den Tredie Bog handler om Jordegodtzis Kiøb oc Sal, Sødskind- oc Mage-Skifters, sambt Marckereebnings Forhold ... Den Fierde Bog fremstiller Maal oc Vegts Vnderskeed i hvert Land, Syssel oc Lehn...

      Kbh., Peter Hake / Jørgen Holst. 1656. 4to. 1700-talls helskinnsbind med opphøyde ryggbånd og rik ryggforgylling. Med ekstra kobberstukket tittelblad. Tbl. (18), 359, 652, (48) s. Til sammen 1116 s.. Thesaurus II 376. Bibl. Dan. II 598. Det kobberstukne tittelbladet i faksimile. Arent Berntsen (1610-80). "B.s ry i eftertiden beror imidlertid hverken paa hans karriere eller paa hans religiøsitet ; dte skyldes omtrent udelukkende hans store bok om "Danmarckis oc Norgis etc. etc." (NBL. I s.490-91)

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        Poems: Viz. I. Miscellanies. II. The Mistress, or, Love Verses, III. Pindarique Odes. And IvV. Davideis, or a Sacredm Poem of the Troubles of David

      London: Printed for Humphrey Moseley, 1656. First Collected Edition. Folio. [22], 41, [1], 80, [4], 58, 61-70, 71, 70-154, 23pp, [1]. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep, with gilt 'Ford-Ward' super-libros of William Douglas, Duke of Queensberry (1637-1695) to centre of each board, preserved in modern calf-backed solander box. An honest but worn copy, with early repair to patch of loss to upper board. Loss to corners, spine. Endpapers and final leaves browned and chipped to extremities. Occasional light soiling to text. Llll4 torn, touching text but without loss. 'London, 24 Mrch - 56, £00-08-00' penned to FFEP in a seveteenth-century hand, with a slightly later shelf-mark penned to verso. Abraham Cowley (1618-1667), English poet and royalist agent. Acheiving remarkable poetic success in his youth, Cowley's life was somewhat interrupted by the tumultuous 1640s. An awoved royalist, following his eviction from Trinity College, Cambridge, he pinned his fortunes to the King's cause. Following the court to Paris after defeat at Marston Moor, Cowley served as a secretary and agent to Queen Henrietta Maria's court-in-exile from 1644-54, a position terminated only by his arrest during a mission to England. This first collected edition of Cowley's poetry, arranged following his release from Cromwell's custody, contains his Mistress, Pindarique Odes and the epic life of King David, Davideis in addition to an extensive selection of miscellaneous early poems. The life of William Douglas, first Duke of Queensberry (1637-1695), was similarly interrupted by seventeenth-century events. The eldest son of a royalist Scottish nobleman, James Douglas, second Earl of Queensberry, his education was curtailed by the Cromwellian interregnum. Nevertheless, upon the Restoration of the Stuart Monarchy his political career blossomed; from local excise commissioner in 1661, Douglas rose to a position within the Scottish privy council by 1667. He was appointed Justice-General of Scotland (1680), constable and governor of Edinburgh Castle (1682) and most notably high treasurer of Scotland (1682). Greatly esteemed by Charles II for his ability to muster funds and confound Covenanters, Royal favour weakened under James VII and II due to his unwavering support of the established religion, and by 1686 his positions and powers were thoroughly eroded. Pforzheimer, 233. Wing C6683.

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        Novo teatro di machine et edificii... -

      Padova, Bertelli, 1656.In-folio piccolo. Piena pelle moderna, filetti dorati sui piatti, dorso con nervi e ricchi fregi oro. Frontespizio inciso entro ampia cornice architettonica e 42 notevoli illustrazioni a p. pagina incise in rame. (6), 119 (mal num. 115) pp.; buon esemplare, con nitide tirature delle illustrazioni, in una bella legatura in stile dell?epoca. Quarta, ultima e migliore edizione della celebre opera di meccanica (prima: 1607). «Le tavole sono impresse meglio che nelle precedenti edizioni... Due delle macchine descritte in questa raccolta sono in particolare rimarchevoli. L'una consiste in un tornarrosto mosso dall'azione dell'aria rarefatta dal fuoco; l'altra di una filanda mossa dall'acqua» (Riccardi I, 669). Cicognara 970, Westbury 226, BING II, 2068, e Norman 2281 (prima edizione del 1607). The fourth, last and best edition of this popular work on mechanics. Engr. title and 42 full-p. engr. text illustrations. A good copy, with crisp impressions of the plates, in an attractive period-style calf binding with gilt fillets on covers and richly gilt spine.

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        Les provinciales.

      Denis l'Anglois y Pierre Le Petit: 1656-1657], [París: - 19 partes en un volumen encuadernado en marroquín de estilo jansenista (claro está) firmada por Chambolle-Duru. Contenido: Première lettre, 23 de enero de 1656, 8 páginas.Segunda carta, 29 de febreo de 1656, 8 páginas.Tercera carta, 9 de febrero de 1656, 8 páginas.Cuarta carta, 25 de febrero de 1656, 8 páginas.Quinta carta, 20 de marzo de 1656, 8 páginas.Sexta carta, 10 de abril de 1656, 8 páginas.Séptima carta, 25 de abril de 1656, 8 páginas.Octava carta, 28 de mayo de 1656, 8 páginas.Novena carta, 3 de julio de 1656, 8 páginas.Décima carta, 2 de agosto de 1656, 8 páginas.Undécima carta, 18 de agosto de 1656, 8 páginas.Décimoseguna carta, 9 de septiembre de 1656, 8 páginas.Décimotercera carta, 30 de septiembre de 1656, 8 páginas.Décimocuarta carta, 23 de octubre de 1656, 8 páginas.Décimoquinta carta, 25 de noviembre de 1656, 8 páginas.Décimosexta carta, 4 de diciembre de 1656, 8 páginas.Décimoséptima carta, 23 de enero de 1657, 12 páginas.Décimoctava carta, 24 de marzo de 1656, 8 páginas.Réfutation de la réponse à la douzième lettre. Diez opúsculos 0000 0000 Tchemerzine V, páginas 62 y 63. Ver también la monografía En français dans le texte, número 96. Antoine Danyau (ex-libris). Alain, barón de Rothschild (1910-1982) Edición original de todas las partes o Cartas provinciales escritas por Pascal en polémica contra los jesuitas. Ejemplar rigurosamente completo y con el primer estado de todas las partes, compuesto a medida que iban apareciendo las cartas, con la Seconde lettre fechada el 29 de febrero de 1656 y la Dix-septieme lettre en 12 pages. [Sigue:] Diez panfletos polémicos relativos a Les provinciales y defendiendo la doctrina de los jesuitas contra los jansenistas, incluido la rarísima obra del padre Annat, jesuita destinatario de las dos últimas provinciales, titulada La bonne foy des jansénistes en la citation des autheurs (París: Florentin Lambert, 1656) 52 páginas.Las 18 cartas reciben el nombre de Provinciales porque fueron dirigidas a un provincial ficticio entre los jesuitas franceses, se escribieron y publicaron individual y clandestinamente y se dieron a la publicidad entre enero de 1656 y mayo de 1657. Tuvieron un enorme e inmediato éxito, provocaron grna polémica y centraron un debate teológico de primera magnitud entre los jesuitas y los jansenistas a propósito de la gracia divina. Después de aparecidas todas se reagrupaban a veces en volúmenes en los que se añadía alguna respuesta de los jesuitas, que fueron muchas y muy variadas, y un título general y tardío para los volúmenes facticios bajo la autoría apócrifa de Louis de Montalte. A finales de 1657 se imprimió un advertissement liminaire para explicar las razones de la lectura. Según Tchemerzine para que las Provinciales aparezcan en su condición de edición original hay que "rechercher les exemplaires composés à mesure que paraissaient les lettres, et reliés sans le titre general et les 3 ff. d'avertissement"."In 1654, after a period of discouragement and repeated meditations, he underwent a mystical experience which effected his definite conversion to a religious life . He now, in 1655, took up his residence in Port Royal . Attacks by the Jesuits on the Jansenist cause and on Antoine Arnauld led to the publication in 1656-7 of eighteen Lettres de Louis de Montalte à un Provincial de ses amis et aux RR. PP. Jesuites sur la morale et la politique de ces peres; they were composed by Pascal and are known as his Lettres provinciales. They deal with two subjects: divine grace, and the ethical code of the Jesuits . Against the relaxed morality which the Jesuits were said to teach, he makes a vigorous appeal to public opinion by means of quotations from Jesuit works and by dialogues in which Jesuits are made, by their admissions, to cast discredit on themselves. The Lettres provinciales, written with polite irony and the utmost simplicity, lucidity, and objectivity, were an enormous success and dealt the Jesuits a blow from which they never recovered. The work

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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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        OBSERVATIONES FORENSES SACRI SENATVS PEDEMONTANI Ad Supremae Curiae praxim & ad declarationem ftyli Marchiae Salutiarum inter ipfas imprefsiCVM NOTIS D. Senatoris Ludouici Ecclefia Ifafchae & Ceruignafci Comitis

      - Avgvstae Tavrinurvm, Bartholomeaei Zapatae, 1656-1668,3 tomos en 1 vol. en gran folio piel, con 47 h.+726 págs. (Aproximadamente 20 hojas del tomo tercero ligeramente afectadas de polilla) HISTORIA ROMANO

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        The Antiquities of Warwickshire Illustrated; from Records, Leiger-Books, Manuscripts, Charters, Evidences, Tombes and Armes: Beautified with Maps, Prospects and Portraictures

      Thomas Warren, London 1656 - [14], 826pp, [14]. Later full morocco, raised bands, spine in seven panels, title in gilt to second panel, place and date to fourth, remaining panels with gilt central lozenge made up of flower head, leafy stem and star tools, with volute corner pieces, covers with double panel design, outer panel of dog-tooth roll and single fillet, with crown corner pieces and volute pyramids to centres, joined to the inner panel of double fillet and scalloped roll, leaf and flowers by flower head corner pieces and semi mitres, gilt double fillet to edges, flower head roll to inner edges, a.e.g., with comb and curl marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, lower cover with some abrasion / pitting to bottom corner. Very slightly browned internally, generally bright and clean, small repaired hole to title (not affecting text). Tipped in note to page 58 (see below). Seventeen engraved plates, chiefly by Hollar, including a portrait frontispiece and eleven folding, and one hundred and eighty-three illustrations to text. Binding is by Bedford. Includes loosely inserted leaves from the auction catalogue of the library of Edward Blake Beal sold by Christie, Manson and Woods, 7th December 1868, with lot 173 in the sale described as 'Dugdale, Antiquities of Warwickshire, brilliant impressions of the plates by Hollar, beautiful copy, red morocco extra, gilt edges by Bedford" (almost certainly this copy). Also included is a 4pp letter dated 23rd December 1868, from J.V.B. Rye at the British Museum to F.C. Brooke remarking on the armorial plate of Basil Filding and Elizabeth Aston facing pg. 58 in the volume. A handsome copy of one of the best county histories. Upcott 1247-1259; Wing D2479; Lowndes I:687-688 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OBSERVATIONVM IVRIS LIBRI TRES. Ad excellentissimvn principem ac Dominum Dn. Gafparem de Gusmán Olivarienfem Comitem, San-Lucarienfem ducem. Poftrema editio auctior & emendatior

      - Colonia Allobrogvm, Philippvs Gamonetvs, 1656,4º pergamino, 8 h.+460 págs+ 13 h. HISTORIA

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      Amsterdam: Jan Jacobsz Schipper, 1656, 1655. Hardcover. Very Good-. 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.

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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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        Opera Philosophica. Editio tertia, Ninc denum hac Editione diligenter recognita, et mendis expurgata.

      Apud Lud. Et Danielem Elzevirios,, Amstelodami, 1656 - Quattro opere in un volume di cm. 20,5, bel ritratto di Cartesio all'antiporta. Legatura coeva in piena pelle, doso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Esemplare genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione generale. Contiene, con autonomi frontespizi: I. Principia philosophiae Pp. (40) 222. II. Specimena philosophiae: seu dissertatio de methodo rectè regendae rationis, et veritatis in scientiis investigandae: dioptrice, et meteora. Pp. (16) 248. III. Passiones animae. pp. (24) 92 (4). IV. Musicae compendium. Amsterdam, apud Jo. Jannsonium, 1656. Pp. (4) 34. Molte, affascinanti illustrazioni nel primo, secondo e quarto testo. Terza edizione elzeviriana dell'opera filosofica cui è aggiunto il trattato sulla musica di Descartes, anch'esso in terza edizione.

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        Disquisitio Anatomica de Ductibus Salivalibus, Secunda. Quam favente Deo optimo maximo, sub Praesidio Dn. Joannis van Horne. Exercitii gratia, publice ventilandam proponit Tobias Wedemanus. RARE TRACT ON THE SALIVARY GLANDS

      E typographeo Francisci Hackii, Lugduni Batavorum, [Leiden], 1656 1656 4to., First Edition [Sole Edition], on laid paper, with woodcut title-vignette, some mild spotting (primarily to blank margins), pages lightly age-browned; strongly bound in twentieth century boards, paper label lettered in black on upper board, a bright, crisp, clean copy. Rare 8pp. tract on the salivary glands. The work comprises seven separate theses, so numbered. Wedemanus writes under the auspices of Joannis Van Horne and dedicates his account to Valentino Henrico Voglero of the Julia Academy, Henrico Schmidt of Luneburg and Johanni Henrico Bossen of Helmstedt. RARE.

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        The Vale-Royall of England. Or, The County Palatine of Chester Illustrated

      London: John Streater, 1656 In full red morocco by WATT, with ornate gilt tooling, a few small marks, corners rubbed. Spine, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling and titles. Internally, highly decorative gilt turn-ins and tooling to board edges, red marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, small Royal book-label of MW de B to fep, with the additional engraved titlepage, [12], 99, [7], 239, [9], 55, [7], 34 pp, 3 maps (folding), 18 leaves of plates (some folding), 3 illustrations (one full page). Chronicon Cestrense" (caption title, dedication signed "Samuel Lee") begins new pagination on 4A1. Within this series, "A short treatise of the Isle of Man" (dedication signed "James Chaloner") has separate dated title page and pagination, with the usual pagination errors 17/23, 229/231, 52/53 44/45. A superb copy in a lovely 19c binding of one of the earliest of all county histories, and the earliest published work on Cheshire, and the Isle of Man. (ESTC R200961. Wing K488. Lowndes 1272. Allibone 1030) King, engraver, published in London The Vale-Royall of England, or, The County Palatine of Chester Illustrated, for which he wrote the preface. In it he printed for the first time two essays on Chester written by William Smith and William Webb more than forty years earlier, as well as an essay on the Isle of Man by James Chaloner. This book was illustrated with etchings mostly by Wenceslaus Hollar, which were unsigned and for this reason have often been attributed to King himself. See ODNB.

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      - Lyon, Jean-Antoine Huguetan & Marc-Antoine Ravaud, 1656. 23x37 cm. Magnifique édition en 4 volumes, ornée d'un portrait de l'auteur en frontispice. Deux pages de titre en rouge et noir et deux pages de titre en noir. Belle mise en page sur deux colonnes avec de nombreuses lettrines et bandeaux. Diverses introductions, biographie de l'auteur, et index + 870 p. (pagination continue sur les volumes 1 et 2) + 1098 p. (pagination continue sur les volumes 3 et 4). Reliures de l'époque en plein parchemin à petits rabats. Dos lisses portant le titre et la tomaison calligraphiés à l'encre brune. Petite marque de morsure de souris bibliophile au bas du plat inférieur du volume 4 (touchant légèrement quelques feuillets sur une largeur de 2 mm.), sinon ensemble en excellent état et de belle présentation.

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        The History of This Iron Age

      London - E. Tyler, 1656 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An extremely scarce seventeenth century work from a French historian, here translated into English, analysing thestate of chaos andmoral disorder that the world has fallen into during the last hundred or soyears of history. First edition. 'Wherein is set down the true state of Europe, as it was in the year 1500. Also the original and causes of all the warres and commotions that have happened, together with a description of the most memorable battels, sieges, actions and transactions, both in court and camp, from that time till this present year 1656. Illustrated with the lively effigies of the most renowned persons of this present time'. The writer refers to his own age as 'this iron age', having a particular view that 'this abominable age, whereof the scripture so clearly speaks: This is the Kingdome of Iron, which shivers and subdues all things. The seven angels have powred down their vials upon the earth, which is filled with blasphemy, massacres, injustices, disloyalties and infinite other evills, almost able to draw even the very elect to murmuration'. Two parts bound into one. With decorative head and tail pieces and capitals. Written originally by J. Parival, and now rendred into English by B. Harris, Gent. With a dedication from Bartholomew Harris to John Russel, Esquire. Jean-Nicolas de Parival, born in Verdun (Meuse) in 1605, died in Leiden in 1669, was a French historian and writer. He wrote 'Short History of the Iron Age' in 1656. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally worn, the front board present but detached, and the rear significantly cracked and delicate: it could detach in the post. Internally, generally firmly bound although pages 9-16 are working loose andsomewhattender towards the rear where the joint is weak. Remarkably bright and clean for the age of this book, though slightly dusted. Small tidemarks to the margins of the first and last few pages and just the odd spot. Small instances of worming to the gutter, not affecting the text. Ink signature to the title. Regrettably all of the plates are missing. Quite an incredible book all the same. Overall: FAIR..

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      1656. [OSBORNE, Francis.] ADVICE TO A SON; OR, DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR BETTER CONDUCT THROUGH THE VARIOUS AND MOST IMPORTANT ENCOUNTERS OF THIS LIFE. UNDER THESE GENERALL HEADS. I. STUDIES. II. LOVE AND MARRIAGE. III. TRAVELL. IV. GOVERNMENT. V. RELIGION. CONCLUSION. Oxford: Hen. Hall for Thomas Robinson, 1656. [14] pp. + 151 pp. 8vo., Rebound in brown cloth with gilt red leather spine label. Advice intended for Osborne's son John, who became, among other achievements, prime serjeant-at-law in Ireland from 1680-1686. The book was popular and well-known in its day, and also quite controversial, as Osborne (1593-1659) argued in it against marriage and women, large libraries, and the monarchy. The book was suppressed in 1658 by the Vice-Chancellor, and was brought before the House of Lords after the Restoration as treasonous. Wing O508; Madan III, 2278. Quite scarce in the first edition.

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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 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 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..

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        Alaric, ou Rome Vaincue. Poeme heroique dedié a la Serenissime Reyne de Suede

      A fine copy of the Alaric, in a handsome binding avec armes. 1656. Paris. Agustin Courbes. In 12mo (144 mm x 84 mm). engraved title + 19 ff. + 380 + 12 ff. + 11 plates. Fine 19th century red morocco, by Hardy, boards with crowned monogram ?unidentified- and triple gilt fillet, spine with raised bands, tooled and lettered in gilt, inner dentelle. Gorgeous copy, virtually flawless. An uncommon poem dedicated to the Queen of Sweden; embellished with a handsome vignette on title, a portrait by Clowet and 10 full page allegorical & romantic plates, although unsigned, they are regarded as the work of Adrian Schoonbeck. The copy at hand is absolutely fantastic. First printed in 1654, this edition was obviously very carefully prepared. 

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      London, Henry Herringman, 1656.. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1656. 12mo, approximately 140 x 90 mm, 5½ x 3½ inches, LACKS THE PORTRAIT FRONTISPIECE and INTIAL BLANK and 2 leaves of DEDICATION, all main text present, portrait now supplied in pale facsimile, pages: (13) , 1-120 plus 1 leaf, bound in old calf, gilt lettered label to spine, blind decoration to covers, marbled endpapers. Spine worn and repaired, covers scuffed with small los of surface leather, hinges cracked, covers firmly attached, shelf wear to edges, inner hinges strengthened with binder's linen tape, small label removed from first pastedown, 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.

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        The Temple. Sacred Poems, And private Ejaculations. By Mr. George Herbert, late Oratour of the University of Cambridge. The seventh Edition, with an Alphabeticall Table for ready finding out chief places.

      Printed by T.R. for Philemon Stephens, 1656 Printed: 1647. 1597-1663 Duodecimo, 5.5 x 3.2 inches. Seventh edition. [*]6, A-I12, K6; A-B12, C8. This copy is a little stained on the first and last few leaves, bound in nineteenth century quarter calf. By far the most important labor of these closing years was the completion, revision, and arrangement for the 164 poems (in some 140 different stanzaic patterns) that in 1633 were published as 'The Temple.' Herbert's final disposition of these famous lyrics, as Walton tells the story, was itself a votive gesture. Although long plagued by failing health, he himself had made no plans for publication. At last, as he lay dying he handed them to Edmund Duncon, an associate of Ferrar's at Little Gidding. 'Sir,' he told his visitor, 'I pray deliver this little book to my dear brother Ferrar, and tell him he shall find in it a picture of the many spiritual conflicts that have passed betwixt God and my soul before I could subject mine to the will of Jesus my Master, in whose service I have now found perfect freedom. Desire him to read it; and then, if he can think it may turn to the advantage of any dejected poor soul, let it be made public, if not, let him burn it, for I and it are less than the least of God's mercies.' A few weeks later (1 March 1633) he was dead at thirty-nine." (Baker)

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        Traicté de la cour ou instruction des courtisans.,

      Elzevier, Amsterdam 1656 - Text Französisch. Hierbei handelt es sich um ein Traktat für Höflinge am Hofe von Ludwig XIII., dernière édition, ursprünglich erschienen 1617. Exquisiter Pergamentband in exzellentem Zustand trotz minimaler Gebrauchsspuren, montiertes goldgeprägtes Rückenschildchen, rundum rot gepunkteter Buchschnitt, Titelblatt mit hübscher Vignette, Namenseintragung aus alter Hand (1720) auf der Rückseite des Titelblattes, 350 paginierte Seiten + 26 Seiten alphabetisches Register, Textvignetten, aufgedruckte Randbemerkungen, praktisch stockfleckenfrei, eine Augenweide und unentbehrliche Lektüre über die Kenntnis, Intrigen und Sitten des Hoflebens unter Ludwig XIII. Elsevier ist ein legendärer Verlag aus Amsterdam für wissenschaftliche und akademische Schriften seit 1580. Eustache de Refuge, seigneur de Précy et de Courcelles (1564-1617), französischer Parlamentarier, Verwalter, Staatsmann, Botschafter, Schriftsteller und Zeitgenosse von Armand du Plessis, später als Kardinal von Richelieu bekannt. --- Un ouvrage exquis, paru chez la célèbre maison d`édition Elzevir, reliure en parchemin, solide, deux ou trois petites taches, à peine visibles, pièce de titre avec dorures, vignettes de l`éditeur sur la page de titre, nom du propriétaire derrière celle-ci (1720), autres vignettes dans le texte, 350 pages + 26 pages de table des matières, excellente impression, pratiquement sans rousseurs, dans l`ensemble tres bel état pour ce livre rare qui devoile tous les ressorts de la vie quotidienne et politique des courtisans à la cour de Louis XIII. "Eustache de Refuge, seigneur de Précy et de Courcelles (1564-1617), parlementaire,administrateur, homme d'État, diplomate , écrivain." --- A parchment bound booklet, gilded title on spine, excellent condition in spite of a few hardly noticeable stains on backboard, with editor`s vignette on title page, owner`s name handwritten on the back (1720), 350 pages + 26 pages index, no foxing, an essential reading focussed on every day life, dos and don`ts for courtesans at the court of Louis XIII. 7,5 x 12,5 Cm. 0,3 Kg. Gewicht in Gramm: 300 Dernière Edition Pergament Sehr gut [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: Printed for Gabriel Bedle, and Thomas Collins, 1656.. [16],185,[7]pp., with pp. 81-96 omitted from pagination, as usual. Small octavo. Modern three quarter calf and boards. Engraved frontis by W. Hollar after Mary Evelyn. Early ink ownership inscription on top edge of verso of frontis, a few slightly later ink notes on blank verso of last advert leaf, a couple of early ink marginal highlights, imprint at base of frontis cut into when originally bound, with platemark shaved at fore-edge (as often), otherwise about very good. First edition of this early work by Evelyn, ushered into public view by prefatory verses by Edmund Waller and Evelyn's father-in-law Sir Richard Browne, as well as a letter by Richard Fanshawe. Evelyn's translation precedes his essay, and is printed in parallel with the Latin text. Keynes recounts how the considerable number of printer's errors vexed Evelyn no end, and played a part in his electing not to publish the manuscript of his translation of the five remaining books. ESTC R202749. KEYNES 4. WING L3446.

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        Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, &c

      Paris: Chez Pierre Mariette Rue S. Jacque, 1656. Copper-engraved map, period hand colouring in outline. 17 x 22 3/8 inches. A lovely example of one of the most important and influential maps of Canada ever devised. This very rare map is the most geographically progressive portrayal of Canada made during the mid-17th century, and was not superseded until Guillaume De L'Isle's 1703 map. While it bases many of its features on Sanson's 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 133; Pastoreau, Les Atlas Français XVIe-XVIIe Siècles, Sanson VA no.86, p.406; Schwartz & Ehrenberg, Mapping of America, p.114; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 656.4; Cumming, Southeast in Early Maps 48; Goss, The Mapping of North America 33.

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        The Royall Game of Chesse-play

      Henry Herringman 1656 London, 1656 Very good bound in leather with raised bands 1st English Hardbound Small Octavo [8]+120+errata Second variant (DeLucia:32p) Edges of frontispiece portrait repaired, heal edge trimmed affecting date, recased.. Hardcover. Poor.

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      London: Printed by R.I. and E.C. for Thomas Parkhurst, 1656.. [8],431pp. Small folio. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Some occasional staining, most noticeable at the foredge of the last several signatures, small hole in Bb1, but a good copy. First edition of this major work of theological exegesis by the noted New England minister, pastor of St. Botolph's in Boston, in this of posthumous publication. Cotton was among the most important early Puritan ministers. He arrived in Massachusetts in 1633, and soon became a prominent figure, and became "key spokesman for the New England polity." He was also, with Richard Mather, the primary author of the new translation of the Psalms which became the Bay Psalm Book. Cotton was one of the leaders of New England Congregationalism, played a part in the framing of the church government ordered by the Cambridge Synod in 1646, and is remembered as "one of the ablest and most influential men of his day in Massachusetts" - DAB. SABIN 17076. WING C6451. ESTC R26042.

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        La comédie des tromperies, finesses et subtilités de Maistre Pierre Pathelin

      Jacques Cailloue, Rouen 1656 - La comédie des tromperies, finesses et subtilités de Maistre Pierre Pathelin. Imprimé sur la copie de 1560. A Rouen, Jacques Cailloue, 1656. In-8, In-16 dont tous les feuillets ont été placés dans des pages au format in-8, au XIXe , vélin. Maître Pathelin au tribunal, gravure du Moyen Âge La Farce de Maître Pathelin (ou La Farce de Maistre Pierre Pathelin, La Farce de Pathelin, Farce Maître Pierre Pathelin, Farce de Maître Patelin) est une pièce de théâtre (du genre de la farce) composée à la fin du Moyen Âge, vers 1456-14601. La 1re édition imprimée est datable de vers 1452. Souvent considérée comme anonyme, cette ¿uvre est parfois attribuée à Guillaume Alécis, voire à François Villon. La Farce de maître Pathelin est écrite en vers octosyllabiques (elle comporte 1605 vers), en dialecte d¿Île-de-France fortement mâtiné de particularismes angevins6,7. La popularité de la pièce est attestée par les nombreuses éditions imprimées qui en furent faites à la fin du xve siècle et au xvie siècle : la première, datable de vers 1485, a pour titre Maistre Pierre pathelin (in-4 goth. sans bois de 44 feuillets non chiffrés de 26, puis 25 lignes, à la pleine page ; imprimé à Lyon par Guillaume Le Roy) ; une autre, datée de 1490, a pour titre Pathelin le grant et le petit (in-4 goth. de 34 feuilles de 29 lignes à la page ; imprimé à Paris le 20 décembre 1490) et elle est illustrée8. Toutes ces éditions présentent des remaniements du texte et des variantes dans le titre. De France, la farce s'est répandue à l¿étranger, et on la trouve imitée en Allemagne. Il en existe même une traduction latine, Veterator. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les oeuvres de Monsieur de Voiture [Ensemble] Les nouvelles oeuvres de Monsieur de Voiture.

      Chez Augustin Courbé 1656 - - Chez Augustin Courbé, A Paris _1656 - 1658, 2 parties en un Vol. in 4 (16,5x24cm), (30) 709p. (1) 210p. (17) (1bc.) ; 173pp. (5), relié. - Cinquième édition des Oeuvres de Voiture, dont l'originale est parue en 1648 ; et édition originale des Nouvelles oeuvres de Voiture. Un frontispice de Mellan pour le premier volume, un bandeau et une lettrine dans l'épitre et un beau portrait de l'auteur par Champaigne gravé par Nanteuil. Pleine Basane brune d'époque. Dos à nerfs richement orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Un manque en coiffe. Accroc avec manque au mors supérieur en queue. Frottements. Bon exemplaire. Voiture, c'est tout d'abord un style, non seulement dans ses lettres (Lettres amoureuses) et ses poésies mais également dans sa prose, voir pour exemple les délicieuses Métamorphoses. Sa vie fut à l'image de ses oeuvres, galant homme, enseignant le beau langage et les belles manières aux habitués de l'hôtel de Rambouillet. Sa renommée fut très grande durant son siècle et il demeure un emblème pour le XVIIe siècle. Livres à Figures (30) 709p. (1) 210p. (17) (1bc.) ; 173pp. (5) . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1150 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Regnorum Sueciæ, Gothiæ, magnique ducatus Finlandiæ, ut & Livoniæ, Bremensis ducatus, partis Pomeraniæ ad suecos pertinentis, & urbis Wismariæ, descriptio nova. Iconibus præcipuarum civitatum adornata.

      Amstelodami, apud Ægidium Janssonium Valckenier, anno 1656. 12:o. (32), 777, (31) pp. With engraved extra title leaf + 1 fold-out map and 13 fold-out plates. Elegant, contemporary full leather binding with dark blue edges, gilt borders, marbled endpapers and lavishly gilt spine with four raised bands. Spine and boards just slightly scratched and faded. Interior with a couple of faint dampstains, else fine.. A beautiful copy of this charming little book with views of Stockholm, Stettin, Stralsund, Greifswald, Riga, Bremen and other cities under Swedish rule at the time of publishing

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        Danmarckis oc Norgis Fructbar Herlighed

      Udi Fire Bøger forfattet: Den Første bog indeholder Danmarckis oc Norgis Fructbarhed... Den Anden Bog forklarer Jordegodtsis Eyendom... Den Tredie Bog handler om Jordegodtsis Kiøb oc Sal... Den Fierde Bog fremstiller Maal oc Vects Underskeed... Hosføyed Udspissnings Taxter, til Egne Bord, Hof-Tienere, Krigs- oc Skibs Folck, Arbeydere, Hospitaler, etc. Alle (især unge Hoff-Tienere) som i Kiøb, Stifter, etc Jordegods hafve at beregne, Til Nøtte oc Tieniste sammenskrefvet. Kbhvn: Peder Hake, paa Jørgen Holsts Bogf. Bekostning 1656. Med kobberstukket titelblad samt udfoldelig planche. (20) + 322 + 652 + (48) s. Senere hellæder med forgyldt rygtitel. Gl. navn på titelblad (Hersleb).. A. Berntsen (1610-80) var embedsmand og forretningsmand. I sit embede rejste han meget i Danmark og Norge og hans beskrivelser er hovedsaligt grundet på selvsyn. Bibl. Dan. II, 598

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        Nuovo teatro di machine et edificii... -

      Padova, Bertelli, 1656.In-folio piccolo. Piena pelle moderna, filetti dorati sui piatti, dorso con nervi e ricchi fregi oro. Frontespizio inciso entro ampia cornice architettonica e 42 notevoli illustrazioni a p. pagina incise in rame. (6), 119 (mal num. 115) pp.; buon esemplare, con nitide tirature delle illustrazioni, in una bella legatura in stile dell?epoca. Quarta, ultima e migliore edizione della celebre opera di meccanica (prima: 1607). «Le tavole sono impresse meglio che nelle precedenti edizioni... Due delle macchine descritte in questa raccolta sono in particolare rimarchevoli. L'una consiste in un tornarrosto mosso dall'azione dell'aria rarefatta dal fuoco; l'altra di una filanda mossa dall'acqua» (Riccardi I, 669). Cicognara 970, Westbury 226, BING II, 2068, e Norman 2281 (prima edizione del 1607). The fourth, last and best edition of this popular work on mechanics. Engr. title and 42 full-p. engr. text illustrations. A good copy, with crisp impressions of the plates, in an attractive period-style calf binding with gilt fillets on covers and richly gilt spine.

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        L'antica e nobilissima città d'Udine metropoli del Friuli.

      Incisione in rame, 330x525. Rara stampa raffigurante bella veduta generale della città, ristampa di quella cinquecentesca del Rascicotti, prima raffigurazione di Udine; in basso due riquadri recanti a sinistra la pianta di Udine, a destra una breve storia della città; in alto, sotto al titolo, il leone di Venezia e lo stemma della città. Ottime condizioni a parte alcuni trascurabili aloni di umidità negli angoli del margine bianco e leggero ingiallimento alla piega centrale. Udine, piante e vedute, 11.

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