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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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        De statuis illustrium romanorum liber singularis.

      Stockholm, Johannis Janssonii, 1656. 8:o. (16),+ 174, 177-327,+ (9) s. Liten fuktrand i övre marginal, enstaka småfläckar. Samtida pergamentband med senare handskriven pappersetikett på ryggen, liten skada i övre kapitäl. C. G. Könsbergs namnteckning på främre pärmens insida. Ur L. F. Rääfs bibliotek på Forsnäs, med dess exlibris. Bläckanteckningar om Figrelius på försättsbladet, signerade "CB". Collijn sp. 329. Lindroth Stormaktstiden s. 205-206. En genomgång av den romerska skulpturen och Sveriges första konstvetenskapliga arbete, "... the monumental introduction to Swedish art literature" (Ellenius). Emund Nicolai Figrelius, adlad Gripenhielm 1660, (1622-1675) blev historieprofessor i Uppsala 1650 och riksråd 1673. Han var en av Karl XI:s lärare och fick delvis bära skulden för undervisningens missyckande

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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. Samt. hellæder dek. med guld på ryggen.With engraved titlepage and folding plate. Contp. full leather, spine richly gilt.. 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.A.Berntsen (1610-80) was a public servant and a businessman. In his official capacity he travelled a lot in Denmark and Norway, and his descriptions are primarily from personal experience

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        Danmarckis oc Norgis fructbar herlighed udi fire bøger forfattet: den første bog indeholder Danmarckis og Norgis fructbarhed... Den anden bog forklarer jordegodtsis eyendom... Den tredie bog handler om jordegodsis kiøb oc sal... Den fierde bog fremstiller maal oc vects underskeed... Hosføyed udspissnings taxter, til egne bord, hof-tienare, krigs- oc skibs folck, arbeydere, hospitaler etc. Alle (især ung hoff-tienare) som i kiøb, stifter, etc jordegods hafve at beregne. Til nøtte oc tieniste sammenskrefvet.

      København, Peder Hake, paa Jørgen Holsts Bogf. Bekostning, 1656. (20) + 359 + (1) + 652 + (48) s. Kopparstucken titelplansch samt utvikbar plansch (med reva i). Samtida helskinnband utan ryggtitel med fem upphöjda bind. Skadat titelblad (röta) utan textförlust. Anteckningar frÃ¥n 1791 pÃ¥ pärmens insda. Ren och fin inlaga.. oslo mässa k1 sek 19000

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        Actorum & gestorum Sueco-Polonicorum semestrale secundum: Das ist: Halb-Jährigen Erzehl- und Darstellung aller in dem von I.

      kön. May. zu Schweden, &c. in das Königreich Pohlen fürgenommenen Feldzug, in dem nechstverwichenen 1656, Jahr fürgegangener Handlungen, gewechselter Schriften pro & contra, und anderer Begebenheiten. Utan ort, 1657. 4:o. (104) s. Titelbladet något solkigt. Tagen ur band. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. VD17 12:192815L (anger endast 48 sidor). Ej i Klemming. Warmholtz 4590, not. Finns i två varianter. Detta är separattrycket av del två, som behandlar andra halvåret 1656. Första delen, som också kom ut 1657, behandlar hösten 1655 och fram till påsk 1656. De utgavs även tillsammans

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

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

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        AN ESSAY ON THE FIRST BOOK OF T. LUCRETIUS CARUS DE RERUM NATURA. INTERPRETED AND MADE ENGLISH VERSE BY

      London: Printed for Gabriel Bedle and Thomas Collins 1656. 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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        Grammatica arabica. Arabica linguae tyrocinum id est Thomae Erpeni Grammatica Arabica cum varia praxios materia, cujus elenchum versa dabit pagella

      Leyde: Johann Maire, 1656. relié. petit in 4. Nouvelle édition, après l'originale parue en 1613, mais celle-ci est plus intéressante grâce à l'intervention de Jacob Gollius (préface) lequel a ajouté nombre de textes du Coran et de poètes arabes jusque là inconnus en Europe. Reliure en plein vélin souple d'époque (tâches nombreuses et dos sali). Bon état intérieur. Annotations à la plume dans les marges (en latin). Sur la page de garde : Dan Studeri. Thomas Erpenius (1584-1624) était un fameux et célèbre orientaliste hollandais de son temps, il publia de nombreuses grammaires orientales et fut titulaire de la chaire d'arabe et de langues orientales de l'université de Leyde de 1613 à 1624, on créa même une chaire d'hébreux en sa faveur. Courtisé par les grandes places d'Europe, il ne quitta jamais Leyde. Sa grammaire arabe fut maintes fois rééditée. - Johann Maire, Leyde _1656 (une annotation à la plume fait état d'une édition parisienne de 1674), petit in 4, (12) 282pp., Un Vol. relié. - Un Vol. relié

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        Triumphus Suecicus discursu politico de Polonia ac Borussia subiugata [...] domino Carolo Gustavo, Suecorum, Gothorum, Vandalorum regi [...].

      Dicatus; idibus Decembris MDCLV. Joanne Gilenio I. V. Lto consiliario Palatino-Simmerano, & praefecto Lutrensi. Utan ort, 1656. 8:o. (8),+ 214 s. Enstaka obetydliga fläckar. Samtida pergamentband med infärgade snitt. Svårläst gammal titeletikett av papper ovanpå en handskriven ryggtitel. Ryggen med småfläckar. Jonas Hallenbergs namnteckning på främre pärmens insida och en äldre anteckning, sannolikt av Piper: "Kiöpt på Hildebrands auction d. 18 martii 1740." Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris.VD17 23:248313E. Warmholtz 4533. Carlander II, s. 252, 403 resp. 760. Jacob Henrik Hildebrand (1669-1719) var auskultant i Riksarkivet, kommissionssekreterare i Wien och Haag och sedan assessor i Wismarska tribunalet. Delar av hans boksamling såldes på Stockholms bokauktionskammare den 11 och 18 mars 1740, den större delen kom dock att utgöra grund för sonen Henric Jacobs stora bibliotek. En del av dennes boksamling återfinns i Ericsbergs samlingar, troligen genom Henric Jacobs bror David Henrik Hildebrand, som ägde Ericsberg vid den tiden. Denna volym har dock synbarligen tagit omvägen över den framstående historikern Jonas Hallenberg (1748-1834). Hallenbergs boksamling såldes på auktion i Stockholm 1835 med en tryckt katalog som upptog 2060 nr. Gjörwell nämner att Hallenberg hade ett bibliotek som till sin beskaffenhet och värde kan kallas ett "Ämbets-Bibliothek"

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        (Breslau), 1655.

      4:o. (24) s. Titelbladet med bruntonade kanter samt spår av ryggremsa av makulatur. Sammanbunden med: (COMENIUS, Johann Amos.) Panegyricus Carolo Gustavo Magno Suecorum, Gothorum, Vandalorumq; regi, incruento Sarmatiae victori, & quaquâ venit liberatori, pio, felici, Augusto. Utan ort, 1656. 4:o. 16 s. Sammanbunden med: Apologeticus contra panegyricum Carolo Gustavo Magno Suecorum, Gotthorû, Vandalorûq; regi, &c. &c. Dedicatum ad religionis regis legisq; Poloniae defensionem productus. Utan ort, utan år. 4:o. (50) s. Tagna ur band och sammanbundna i ett senare skinnband med guldornerad rygg och upphöjda bind. Handskriven innehållsförteckning på försättsbladet. Ur Gustaf Holdo Stråles bibliotek och från Ericsbergs, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. VD17 14:081678B, 23:285410N, respektive 14:081684C. Andersson, Svensk Comenius-bibliografi, s. 19 resp. s. 21. Warmholtz 4501 för Comenius panegyrik och 4502 för svaret. Båda trycken av Comeniusverket inleds med en dedikationsvers av Václav Theodor Budovec z Budova, en schlesisk godsägare hos vilken Comenius under en tid bodde. Det andra avtrycker dessutom Karl X Gustavs brev till Polen från den 20 september 1655. Comenius var, som en av ledarna av de Böhmiska bröderna, en av de främsta hyllarna av Karl X Gustav, och såg i dennes uppträdande i Polen ett uppfyllande av profetian om lejonet från Norden. Då det uppenbarligen inte hade varit Gustav II Adolf som var lejonet, så var det förstås Karl X Gustav som var det. Då denne 1655 marscherat in i Leszno (Lissa) hade glädjen hos de Böhmiska bröderna inte vetat några gränser och de hade hjälpt svenskarna på alla tänkbara sätt. När sedan polska upprorsmän senvåren 1656 återerövrade staden blev hämnden hård (se Englund, Den oövervinnerlige s. 445). I samtiden påstods att Leszno brändes som hämnd för att Comenius varit verksam i staden och uttryckligen på grund av det här föreliggande verket. Denna anklagelse tillbakavisade dock Comenius själv, som bl.a. hänvisade till att hans fiender, när staden brändes, inte visste att det var han som låg bakom den förgripliga skriften

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

      Romae: Ignatij de Lazzeris 1656 (in fine 1657). [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] . ottimo. Rilegato. prima edizione. 1656.

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        Historia Ludicra. Opus ex omni disciplinarum genere, selecta & jucunda eruditione refertum

      Bruxelles: Johannis Mommartius, 1656 A good copy of the second edition of this extremely rare work. First printed in Venice in 1652. Baldassare Bonifacio was a professor among many other talents and this work is a cabinet of curiosities - gathering a wide range of stories and recollections - including tales from classical antiquity of women who had serpent lovers. In full leather binding with raised bands and gilt decoration to the spine and tooling to the boards. It has had an old leather repair relaying the tooled front board onto plain leather. It is clean, showing wear to top and bottom of spine and edges and with a broken front hinge and weak rear hinge, although the board is still attached. The contents are in superb condition given the age of the book. There is a biographical note written in ink in english on a preliminary and 2-3 signs of previous ownershiip. Some of the ink has run a little. With black and white illustrated title page; page of names - D Carolo Hovyne, Equiti Aurato; dedication from Joannes Mommartius; section about Bonifacio; chapter index; 591 pages of text; final page with motif of mythical beasts; 'Index Rerum, ,approbatio by P de Roeck; and engraved picture at the end headed 'Post tenebras spero lucem'.The pages are slightly browned and there is the odd brown spot but it is otherwise clean and sound. It is an unusual size - 23 cm high by 18.5 cm broad.

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        Augusti biss an den 5.

      Octobris gewehret, eingeworffen worden, und was dabey sich denckwürdig zugetragen. (Riga), Gerhard Schrödern, 1656. 4:o. (12) s. Fuktrand och med ett litet hål rakt igenom, med bokstavsförluster. Tagen ur band. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. VD17 23:332905U. Klemming, Sveriges krig, s. 140. Finns i åtminstone två varianter. Ganska underhållande förteckning på vilka skador som de ryska granaterna och kanonkulorna åstadkommit i Riga under belägringen 1656. Hos Hinrich Rigemann t.ex. föll en granat genom två våningar och landade i hans vardagsrum, alla fönster gick sönder, hans son flög upp två våningar genom hålet och själv fick han, liggandes i sin säng, mössan avslagen av en sten, men ingen skadades; och hos David von Mieken flög en granat in i sängkammaren så jungfrun flög iväg och landade på amman och det lilla barnet, men ingen skadades där heller o.s.v.Medan Karl X Gustav var upptagen nere i Polen passade tsar Aleksej på att anfalla de svenska provinserna Livland och Ingermanland. Anfallet inleddes den 4 juli 1656 och Livland erövrades snabbt men vid Riga tog det stopp. En belägring inleddes den 22 augusti men trots tidvis kraftig beskjutning var staden aldrig allvarligt hotad, då sjövägen aldrig blev avskuren. Den 5 oktober avbröts belägringen och de ryska trupperna retirerade

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

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

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        Armamentarium Chirurgicum. XLIII. Tabulis Æri elegantissimè incisis, nec ante hac visis, exornatum. Opus Posthumum, Medicinæ pariter ac Chrirurgiæ Studiosis perutile & necessarrium in quo tot, tam Veterum ac Recentiorum Instrumenta ab Authore correcta, quàm noviter ab ipso inventa, quot ferè hodie ad usistatas operationes manuales feliciter peragendas requiruntur, depicta reperiuntur, cum annexa brevi Tabularum descriptione, & sequentibus cautionibus ac curationibus Chirurgico-Medicis pcr omnes ferè corporis humani partes externas observatis.

      Hagæ-comitum (Haag), 1656. Engraved frontispiece, titlepage, (18) pp. + 328 pp. + (14) pp. 43 engraved plates + 1. Bound in later halfleather. Spine restored.. Johannes Schultheiss was of the first academically trained physicians and surgeons in Germany in the 17th century. His remarkable book on surgery, the 'Armamentarium chirurgicum' was first published 10 years after his death and passed through many editions and translations all over Europe. This work contains a complete catalogue of surgical instruments, illustrated demonstrations of a variety of operative procedures and 100 case reports. The success of Scultetus' publication was responsible for an improved standard of the education of the nonacademic barber surgeons, who were treating the majority of the population, and was a significant milestone for the development of surgery as an academic speciality. A rare and extremely fascinating book with very fine engraved plates of surgery, instruments and bandages. Both boards reinforced along spine. Edges worn - especially corners

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        Dieser Zeit hohen Potentaten/ Könige/ Churfürsten/ Fürsten/ Herren und Stände Namen und Ehrentitul.

      II. Gebräuchliche Gruss- und Freundschafft-Briefe. III. Lehrreiche Klag- und Trost-Briefe. IV. Wichtige Geschäfft- und Cantzley-Briefe. V. Höfliche Frauenzimmer- und Liebs-Briefe. VI. Nohtwendige Kauff- und Handels-Briefe. VII. Von der Rechtschreibung der teutschen Sprache. VIII. Von der Schrifftscheidung. Mehr ist neurlich beygedruckt: IX. Von Lehensachen. X. Etliche juristische/ historische und philosophische Schreiben. Mit Anfügung/ C. Formularien allerhand Vorträge/ Empfängnissen und Abdanckungen/ &c. zu erstatten. Nach heut zu Tage üblichem Hof- und Kauffmanns-Stylo, mit Fleiss zusammengetragen und mit Kupfern geziert/ von Etlichen Liebhabern der teutschen Sprache. Nürnberg, in Verlegung W. Endters dess Aeltern, 1656. 8:o. Extra grav. titelblad,(2),68,1-718,(2),719-51,(29,2 blanka) s. & 5 grav. plr. Med illustrationer i texten på s. 19-20 i första pagineringsföljden och på s. 416 i den andra. Solkigt samtida pergamentbd med en senare handskriven titel. Främre inre falsen sprucken. Det extra grav. titelbladet till en del färglagt i gammal tid. Sporadiska lager- och rostfläckar. Några solkfläckar i yttermarginalen på s. 43-45 i den andra pagineringsföljden. Med Johannes Pahls och Daniel Lundgrens namnteckningar, Johan af Nordins och Carl Gustaf Lewenhaupts stplr och Bengt Löws namnteckning i blyerts.. VD17 1:633941A. Första och andra upplagan utkom 1655. Carl Gustaf Lewenhaupt (1834-1908) ägde gården Aske i Håtuna socken i Uppland. Hans boksamling omfattade ca 10000 volymer och innehöll mycket historia, resor, genealogi och heraldik samt många ströskrifter från frihetstiden och gustaviansk tid. Grundstommen till biblioteket var ett arv efter hans frus farfars bror Johan af Nordin (1746-1823). Denne var en av Gustav III:s närmaste rådgivare under kungens senare regeringsår. Han var även bruksägare och hade ett mycket stort bibliotek, där böckerna bara undantagsvis var inbundna

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        [Greek title] Homeri Ilias & Odyssea, et in eadem scholia, sive interpretatio Didymi.

      Cum latina versione accuratissima, indiceque Græco locupletissimo rerum ac variantium lection. Accurante Corn. Schrevelio. Leyden, Franciscum Hackium, 1656. 4to. Engr. title,+ (14),+ 716,+ 536,+ (44) pp. Spotting throughout, a small wormhole in lower margin through the first half of Ilias. hole in index, page (5-6), with loss of letter. Contemporary vellum. Engr. book plate. Hoffman II, p. 318. Moss I, p. 486. Greek-Latin paralelltext. The Odyssea with a separate title leaf. This edition by Schrevelius was published simoultanesly by Hackius and by Lud. Elzevir, sharing the costs. It is considered a beautiful edition but not accurate

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        Terra machinis mota ejusque gravitas et dimensio, dissertationes duae P. Pauli Casati,... Soc. Jesu, quas in Collegio romano ejusdem societatis publice exposuit et... cardinali Friderico Hassiae lantgravio... d. d. d. Antonius, comes de Montfort.Rome: Typis haeredum Corbeletti, 1655.

      Very rare first edition of this work on the theory of machines and the nature of gravity by the young Jesuit Paolo Casati. A thesis presented viva voce at the Collegio Romano, the work imaginatively envisions a Latin dialogue, in two parts, between three great physicists of the preceding generation, all recently dead in the 1640s: Galileo; Marin Mersenne, his greatest champion outside of Italy, and Paul Guldin, the leading Jesuit physicist at the Collegio Romano during the same period. The first part is devoted to the comparison between the forces produced by various machines, involving cog wheels, ropes and pulleys. The second is devoted to gravity and the problem of lifting the earth using the machines described in the first part.<br/><br/> That a work sympathetic to Galileo, the arch rival of the Jesuits, should be printed in Rome, the intellectual capital of the Order, suggests that the power of Galileo's condemnation was already waning, and that in areas other than astronomy, public adherence to Galileian views was becoming increasingly acceptable. This work appeared in the same year as the first collected edition of Galileo's Opera (Bologna, Dozza, 1656-55). <br/><br/> The contemporary impact of the work is not known, but according to Thorndike (VIII.179), Casati was read by Robert Boyle. A second edition, adding three further dialogues, was published in 1658. <br/><br/> Casati (1617-1707) is an interesting and understudied figure in Jesuit intellectual life in the generation after Galileo. He is best known as the principal "handler" of Queen Cristina's highly politicized conversion to Catholicism, leaving no doubt about his orthodoxy. He also wrote a work on a Galileian-style proportional compass and is credited by Baldini as a champion of Galileian mechanics, on which he lectured in Rome; see "L'attività scientifica nel primo Settecento," Storia d'Italia. Einaudi Annali 3 (Turin 1980) 469 ff.). <br/><br/> Macclesfield 483 (1658 edition); Riccardi I.270; Not in Roberts & Trent.. Small folio, contemporary limp vellum (some tear to the outer margins of the boards, with no damage to the leaves), some light water staining, but in all a very good and genuine copy with no repairs, pp. [6], 52

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        Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, & c

      Paris: Chez Pierre Mariette Rue S. Jacque, [1656]. Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour, in very good condition. 16 7/8 x 22 5/8 inches. 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

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        F.

      De sestertiis seu subsecivorum pecuniæ veteris Græcæ & Romanæ libri IV. Accesserunt L. Volsius Mæcianus IC & Balbus Mensor de Asse; item Pascasii Grosippi Tabulæ nummariæ. Amsterdam, Ludovicum & Danielem Elzevirios, 1656. 8vo. (26),+ 915,+ (40) pp. Title printed in red and black. Minor spotting. Contemporary full vellum, title in ink on spine. Book plate of Robert J. Hayhurst. Willems 1201. Berghman 1982. Dekesel G162. Lacks blank leaf +2. New and revised edition of Gronovius' important book on the monetary systems of the Romans, "Epochmachende Arbeit ueber das Geldwesen der Alten, in der zum ersten Mal Grammatik und Kritik fuer antiquarische Forschungen angewendet ward." (ADB IX,721). It was first published in 1643 but he started to rewrite it in 1654, and this is the first edition of the new and completely revised text. Johann Friedrich Gronovius (1611-71) classical scholar and philologist, born in Hamburg but mostly living in the Netherlands. He was in 1643 appointed professor of rhetoric and history at Deventer and in 1658 professor in greek at Leiden. In 1665, Gronovius also succeeded Anthony Thysius as librarian of Leiden University. He edited several classical authors as well as an important new edition of Grotius' De jure belli et pacis in 1660

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        Gildas Salvianus. The Reformed Pastor. Shewing the nature of the Pastoral work, Especially in Private Instruction and Catechizing. With an open Confession of our too open Sins...

      London: Printed by Robert White, for Nevil Simmons... and... William Roybou'd..., 1656.. Second edition, 8vo, (lxxx), 480, (14) pp, lacking the vertical half title which is usually found bound at the end. Margins of title slightly chipped, one corner torn with slight loss of text, lower corners to the second half of the book singed black from an old brush with fire, not affecting the text. Contemporary sheep rebacked in a lighter calf, recent morocco label. "...a permanent contribution to the literature of pastoral theology and perhaps the finest product of the practical concern of puritanism for the well-being of souls... He set himself firmly in the line of puritan plain preaching addressed to the needs of a 'popular auditory'" (ODNB). Wing B1275.

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        Opere di Galileo Galilei Nobile Fiorentino Accademico Linceo: Gia Lettore della Mattematiche Nelle Universita di Pisa, e di Padova, dipoi Sopraordinario Nello Studio di Pisa: Primario Filosofo, e Mattematico: Del Serenissimo Gran Duca di Toscana: Nuova Edizione: Coll' aggiunta di varj Trattatie Dell' istelsso Autore non piu dati alle StampeFlorence: G.G. Tartini & Santi Franchi, 1718.

      Second collected edition of the works of Galileo containing nearly 500 pages of writings, not included in the first collected edition in two volumes from 1656-55, and previously unpublished. In the third volume of the present edition appears here for the first time Galileo's remarkable treatise on probability <i>Sopra la scoperte dei dadi</i> (see Hald and David), his notes on the <i>Sidereus Nuncius</i> (the treatise on sunspots) and a large of important letters to and from supporters and antagonists alike.<br/><br/> The present edition reprints such epoch-making titles as the <i>Sidereus Nuncius</i>, the treatise on the proportional compass - generally considered the forerunner of the modern calculator -, and Galileo's greatest achievement in physics, the <i>Discorsi e Demonstrazioni Mathematichi</i> but does not contain the <i>Dialogo</i> <br/><br/> Hald, A History of Probability and Statistics and their Applications before 1750, p. 41. An English translation by E.H. Thorne of Galileo's treatise <i>Sopra la scoperte dei dadi</i> (On a discovery concerning dice) is appended to David's Games, Gods and Gambling.<br/><br/> Cinti 170; Carli & Favaro 431; Riccardi I, 520; Honeyman 1419.. 3 vols. 4to: 248 x 177 mm. Bound in three uniform contemporary calf bindings with rich spine gilding, some professional leather restoration to capitals of spine, otherwise fine and unrepaired. Finely engraved portrait of Galileo, general title in red & black with engraved vignette, cxii 628 [2]; [8] 722 [2]; [54] 484 [4], and 1 engraved folding plate of the engraved the proportional compass. Fine and clean throughout. Scarce in such good condition

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        Herrn Johann Arndts sel. Postilla, oder Ausslegung der Sontages und aller Festen Evangelien/ durchs gantze Jahr/ Aus dem Exemplar so der Autor vor seinem End selbst corrigirt, und allerseits nicht wenig vermehret/ Nebenst den Passions-Weynacht- und Neu-Jahrs´Predigten/ Mit verdeutschung des Lateinsund Ergäntzung der vornembsten Allegaten, zuvor niemals also in Druck gebracht.

      Lüneburg, Johann und Heinrich/ denen Sternen/ Gebrüdern, 1656. (20) + 634 + 243 + 857 pp. Mit Verzeichnis. Mit frontispice, 3 kupfertiteln, titelvignetten. Gebund. ausprägt pergament mit schnallen. 4 tome.. Text in german. Johann Arndt (or Arnd; December 27, 1555 - May 11, 1621) was a German Lutheran theologian. Frontispiece and the last pages are gently repaired. Contemporary boards reused for rebinding. Innerhinges reinforced. Stamp from Hvedholm Bibliotek. Exlibris inside bind. Very fine copy with only few slightly browned pages and with repaired worm-eaten holes

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