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        A DISCOURSE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF BEASTS, wherein all that hath been said for, and against their ratiocination, is examined. By Monsieur de la Chambre, counsellor to the King of France in his counsels, and his physitian in ordinary.

      London: printed by Tho. Newcomb for Humphrey Moseley at the Princes Arms in St. Pauls Church-Yard, 1657. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1657, "Traité de la connoissance des animaux" translated by a Person of Quality (Pierre Chanet). Small 8vo, approximately 160 x 100 mm, 6¼ x 3¾ inches, pages: [8], 1-304, bound in full panelled speckled calf, gilt lettered label to spine, gilt decoration to spine, marbled endpapers, edges stained red. Binding slightly rubbed, top compartment has hinges cracked and repaired in red morocco with matching gilt decoration, slight cracking to foot of upper cover, occasional pale stain and brown spot, several misnumberings but all catchwords and signatures correct, trimmed at head, with some small loss to some running titles, not affecting main text, large old ink presentation inscription on fly leaf, large coat of arms on blank side of marbled endpaper (James William Sleigh Godding). Otherwise a very good copy. ESTC R202706. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        An ACT For LIMITING And SETLING [sic] The PRICES For WINES. At the parliament begun at Westminster the 17th Day of September, Anno Domini 1656

      London: Printed by Henry Hills, and John Field, Printers to His Highness, 1657. 1st edition (Wing E-1046). Not in Gabler, nor Goldsmith. Printed self-wrappers. VG (split developing along fold). Now housed in archival mylar sleeve.. [2], 2 pp. Commonwealth seal to t.p. Folio: *2. 10-5/8" x 6-3/4" Gabler, though not listing this item, does briefly discuss (& list) divers tracts & pamphlets written in the early 1640s voicing public outrage over a contract between Charles I and the Vintner's Company of London- under said contract the Vintners agreed to pay a 46 shilling tax on every ton of Spanish & French wine & also agreed to annually buy a certain amount from English importers. In return, the vintners were permitted to sell cooked victuals (a proviso *not* in their original charter) & allowed to recoup the tax by charging a penny a quart more that the officially published price. The ultimate effect was to give the Vintners' Company a monopoly on the wine trade, all the while enriching the coffers of Charles I. Needless to say, wine drinkers were livid. Parliament eventually responded in the consumers' favor. [Gabler, pp. 2-3]. This act of Cromwell's establishes limitations on prices for Spanish & French wines, a proclamation issued perhaps in memory of the Vintner's Company earlier attempts at profiteering?

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        The Commentaries of Sr. Francis Vere, being diverse pieces of service, wherein he had command, written by himself in way of commentary. Published by William Dillingham. With portraits of Francis Vere,Horace Vere, and John Ogle, & 7 folding (double) plates (i.e. the tomb of Francis Vere, maps of West-Europe and of the Low Countries, map of the sea battle at Cadiz, views of the battle at Turnhout, and at Nieuwpoort, & view of the siege of Ostend).

      - Cambridge, John Field, 1657. 4to. [xii],211 pp. Full calf, covers contemporary w.blind filets and gilt supralibros of Henry Pelham, 4th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme, matching simply gilt later spine w.raised bands and title-piece. (covers a bit spotted, a few plates creased and repaired; light rust spot on half title, small burn hole in title, but a very good copy of this important eye-witness account of the Dutch Revolt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Brinkman, since 1954 / ILAB]
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        ANSBACH., "Wahrer Abriß und Portraict der Furstlichen Haupt und Redisdents Statt Onoltzbach des Furstenthumbs Brandenburg Burggraffthumbs Nurnberg underhalb mdeß gebirgs".

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Wenzel Hollar aus dem Städtebuch des J. Janssonius, 1657, 30,5 x 106 cm. Fauser 486. - Von zwei Platten gedruckt. - Etwas gebräunt, an beiden Seiten alt hinterlegt, mit breitem Rand. - Kapitale, sehr seltene Ansicht. BAYERN, Franken

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        ANSBACH. "Wahrer Abriß und Portraict der Furstlichen Haupt und Redisdents Statt Onoltzbach des Furstenthumbs Brandenburg Burggraffthumbs Nurnberg underhalb mdeß gebirgs".

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Wenzel Hollar aus dem Städtebuch des J. Janssonius, 1657, 30,5 x 106 cm. Fauser 486. - Von zwei Platten gedruckt. - Etwas gebräunt, an beiden Seiten alt hinterlegt, mit breitem Rand. - Kapitale, sehr seltene Ansicht.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau; in der Ferne Blick auf Greiffenhagen, Garz, Stargard, Dam und Hockendorf ('Alten Stettin').

      - Kupferstich aus Germaniae Superioris b. Johannes Janssonius in Amsterdam, 1657, 33,5 x 47,5

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Letters of Affaires,

      London - T Dring and J Starkey, 1657 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The First English edition of Vincent Voiture's letters. With a portrait frontispiece of Voiture. A very scarce work, last seen at auction in 1970. Vincent Voiture was a French poetand writer of prose. During his lifetime he did not publish any works in book form. After his death that his verses and prose letters were the delight of courtiers and were copied and admired. Irregular pagination, as called for. First 192 pages are paginated as normal, where the pagination then goes to 189-236pp. On page 236 (LetterCXVII)the pagination ends and the catch word does not match the letter on the following page (Letter CXVIII). This appears to be the norm, as the copy on EEBO also has this. This was the first andonly edition ofthis work translated from the originalFrench into English by J D, John Davies. From the antiquarian library of Christopher Rowe. Christopher Rowe was a schoolmaster in Norwich and then in Bristol. Throughout his career he inspired many to love literature, history and music. He was a specialist on 17th century printer and bookseller, Humphrey Moseley and began his, unfortunately unfinished, PhD dissertation on him. Condition: In a marbled calf binding withgilt stamping to board edges. Has been rebacked with original boards preserved. Externally, smart with patches of slight rubbing to boards. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, Christopher Rowe. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age toned with heavy patches of spotting throughout, not affecting readability of text. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Londinopolis; An Historicall Discourse or Perlustration Of the City of London, The Imperial Chamber, and chief Emporium of Great Britain: whereunto Is added another of the City of Westminster, With The Courts of Justice, Antiquities, and new Buildings thereunto belonging. [With] Map of London by Rutger Hermannides

      J Streater, for Henry Twiford, George Sawbridge, Thomas Dring, and John Place, London 1657 - A very good copy of Londinopolis by James Howell, with additional loose map of London by Rutger Hermannides, probably removed from a copy of Magna Britannia. James Howell, (c1594-1666) navigated his way with some difficulty through the changing allegiances of the English Civil War, Commonwealth and Restoration, spending 8 years in prison between 1643 and 1650. He attempted various court positions, becoming Royal Historiographer to Charles II in 1660, but made most of his living from writing. Londinopolis describes the main landmarks and areas of London with outlines of their history. Lowell is frank that he has 'fetched' most of his materials from others and it is considered that much of the content comes from Stow. This copy of Londinopolis is in a later 1800's full leather binding by H Woodburn.This has a delicate blind tooled border of leaves to the boards; raised bands, blind tooled designs and title label to spine. It is showing some wear to the front hinge and edges and has a small scuff but is otherwise in very good clean condition. There is an ink signature 'Stouthall' to the front pastedown endpaper. Contents: initial blank; frontispiece by Abraham Bosso; title page in red and black inks; blank; poem in latin and english; dedication to the 'Renowned City of London' 2pp; Some Advertisements to the Reader 2pp; The Chiefest Materials 2pp; doublepage panoramic view of London by Holler; text pp 1-407 with decorative initial capitals; blank; index 6+pp; Catalogue of Mr Howell's works 1p; more works 1p; blank with pasted note by Stouthall. It is likely that this is Wing variant H3091. There are numerous pagination errors, but no loss of text eg p 85 to 84, to 95; 123 to 128; 128 to 311The title page has part of a signature at the top suggesting that the page edges were trimmed down when it was rebound. There is some marking to the bottom of the Advertisements, and to the top of p 399, but the contents are generally very clean. The paper is lightly toned. The loose map, which measures 26.5 x 13.5 cm is similarly toned but clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Panoramaansicht ('Graecivm Vulgo Gratz Metropolis Styriae').

      - Kupferstich v. Wenzel Hollar aus Germaniae Superioris b. Johannes Janssonius in Amsterdam, 1657, 38 x 88,5 Fauser 4942; Parthey 848; NW 277, 50. - Von 2 Platten gedruckt

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Gesamtansicht, ( Aufsicht ), mit Wappen, "Bardewick.".

      - altkol. Kupferstich n. Frese aus Janssonius ( Städtebuch ), 1657, 35,7 x 47,5 Gegenüber dem bei Hogenberg erschienenen Blatt jetzt mit neuer Titelkartusche, aber ohne die Textkartusche.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        3 Gesamtansicht auf einem Blatt "HeidelberGesamtansicht. Spira.- Wormatia".

      - altkol. Kupferstich aus Janssonius ( Städtebuch ), 1657, 34,5 x 45

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Gesamtansicht von Marburg und Kassel ('Marbvrg. - Cassel.').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich aus Germaniae Superioris b. Johannes Janssonius in Amsterdam, 1657, 34 x 47,5 Hier mit der Variante "Cum Privilegio" im Gegensatz zur Braun & Hogenberg-Platte, sowie zweispaltiger Rückentext. - perfekter altkolorierter Zustand der seltenen Variante!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        TRIGONOMETRIE CANONIQUE, divisee en trois livres: ausquels la theorie et pratique des triangles plans & spheriques sont traittées tres-exactement & brevement. Suivis du quatriesme livre, contenant les tables des logarithmes pour le calcul a scavoir leur

      Chez Pierre Menard 1657 - TRIGONOMETRIE CANONIQUE, divisee en trois livres: ausquels la theorie et pratique des triangles plans & spheriques sont traittées tres-exactement & brevement. Suivis du quatriesme livre, contenant les tables des logarithmes pour le calcul a scavoir leur construction, & leur usage tres-ample & facile, afin qu'en cet oeuvre n'y ait rien a desirer. Dedie a tres-illustre et genereux seigneur messire Martin Ruze, marquis d'Effiat et de Longemeau, conseiller du Roy en son conseil d'Estat, grand maistre des mines de France, & gouverneur de la province de Bourbonnois. Par Jean Baptiste Morin de Villefranche en Beaujollois, docteur en medecine, & professeur du Roy aux mathematiques a Paris.In-8 carré ( 220 X 165 mm ) de 8 ffnch.-108 pages-30 ffnch. de tables, demi-basane tabac, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, pièce de titre de basane fauve ( Reliure exécutée dans les ateliers de Yves RAMEAU à Marseille ). Ancienne mouillure sur les tables, bel exemplaire dans une jolie reliure pastiche. Sciences Mathématiques

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        Gesamtansicht über die Warnow; i. Vgr. Rostocker in Tracht ('Rostochium Urbs Vandalica Anseatica Et Megapolitana').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich aus Germaniae Superioris b. Johannes Janssonius in Amsterdam, 1657, 35,5 x 49 Seltene, dekorative und altkolorierte Ansicht aus dem Städtebuch von Janssonius. - Perfekter Zustand!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        History of Magick

      1657. First Edition . NAUDAEUS, G. [NAUDÉ, Gabriel]. The History of Magick By way of Apology, For all the Wise Men who have unjustly been reputed Magicians, from the Creation, to the Present Age. Written in French, by G. NaudaeusÂ… Englished by J. Davies. London: John Streater, 1657. Small octavo (4-3/4 by 6-3/4 inches), contemporary full brown calf rebacked. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $6000.First edition in English of the famous 17th-century history of magic, a defense of accused magicians throughout the ages, written by esteemed French scholar and librarian Gabriel Naudé, very scarce in contemporary boards.First published in France in 1625, “Gabriel NaudéÂ’s best known and most important work was probably the Apolgie pour les grands personages faussement soupçonnés de magie [The History of MagickÂ…]. Librarian to the Cardinal de Bagni in Italy, and subsequently to Richelieu and Mazarin,” Gabriel Naudé was also once physician to Louis XIII (Harvey & Heseltine, 509). “This famous bookÂ… was written in defence of celebrated scientists accused of being magicians or sorcerers. Among the men defended by Naudé are: Cardanus, Geber, Lullius, Arnaldus de Villanova, Paracelsus, Agrippa von Nettesheym, R. Bacon,” Pythagoras, Socrates, Thomas Aquinas and others (Duveen, 423). In exonerating these figures, Naudé established four categories of magic—divine, theurgic, natural and witchcraft—distinguishing the first three as licit and witchcraft as illicit. “A man variously described as ‘one of the more well-traveled academicians,Â’ ‘who was enthusiastically admired by scholars all over Europe,” Naudé created for Cardinal Mazarin the fourth greatest European library of its day (Rayward, Four Lives in Search of a Story). Translated into English by J. Davies. With leaf of advertisements at rear; without half title and free endpapers. Occasional mispagination as issued without loss of text. Biblliotheca Osleriana 5215. Lowndes, 1654. Wing N-246. See Caillet 7923. See Matterlin F1.600. Early owner inscription dated 1736, probably that of EnglandÂ’s Sir Hungerford Hoskins, Fourth Baronet (c.1677-1767). A descendant of one of the founders of the Royal Society, Sir Hungerford Hoskins fought in the War of Spanish Succession under the Duke of Marlborough, and served in the House of Commons. Later American owner inscription. Occasional very light marginalia.Text generally fresh with some edge-wear, dampstaining, some rubbing, slight edge-wear to boards. A very good copy, scarce in contemporary calf.

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        An Exact Abridgement of the Records in the Tower of London From the reign of King Edward the Second, unto King Richard the Third, of all the Parliaments holden in each Kings reign [etc.]. Revised . . . by William Prynne. Wing C6489. Folio

      First edition of one of two valuable works singled out by Holdsworth as the fruits of Prynne's scholarship in seeing published the previously unprinted public records of the Kingdom, both leading to his appointment as their Keeper in the next decade. Contemporary speckled calf, lightly rubbed, else well-preserved, the Evelyn / Taussig copy, with (in addition) the Sir Frederick Evelyn bookplate. Printed for William Leake Stationer, at the Crown [etc.], London, 1657.

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Gesamtansicht, "Hala Sueviae.".

      - altkol. Kupferstich aus Janssonius ( Städtebuch ), 1657, 32 x 48

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Saltzburgk. Recens. et accuratissima urbis Salisburgensis delineatio.

      Amsterdam 1657 - Incisione in rame, mm 320x512, tratta da "Theatrum praecipuarum urbium". Bella veduta generale con figure in primo piano. Tre grandi cartigli, uno con 367 rimandi. Bell'esemplare marginoso. Koeman IV, 3831; Fauser 12385Copper engraving, mm 320x512, from "Theatrum praecipuarum urbium". General view of the town. Good example, large margins.Koeman IV, 3831; Fauser 12385 vedutistica.

      [Bookseller: libreria antiquaria perini Sas di Perini]
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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau ('Erphordia. - Erfurt').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich aus Germaniae Superioris b. Johannes Janssonius in Amsterdam, 1657, 38,5 x 50 DIe Ansicht mit sehr sch

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Medicorum omnium facile principis, Opera.

      Samuelis Chou

      [Bookseller: Librairie FAUGUET]
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        En patriotis trohiertige erindring til sit fæderneslands tro indbyggere, om de rette oc fornødene aarsager hvorfor de danske skibe conjugerede sig tilsammen med de høymectige herrer general staterne offver de nederlandiske provintzer, som de vaare i forbund med, deris skibs-mact for Dantzig, Saa oc hvorfor vi samptligen med eens sind oc tilfellis vaaben, bør aff yderste formue ar sette os imod de offentlige rigers oc freds forstyrrere.

      - Köpenhamn, Peder Morsing, 1657. 4:o. (60) s. Första textsidan solkig. Delvis lagerfläckig, mest i marginalerna. Något nött men fint samtida skinnband, guldornerad rygg med upphöjda bind, marmorerade snitt samt blindpressad spegeldekor och guldram på pärmarna. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Bibl. danica III, sp. 141. Klemming, Sveriges förhållanden, s. 141. Warmholtz 4615. Gunde Rosenkrantz (1604-75), son till Holger Rosenkrantz, var danskt riksråd. Från 1657 propagerade han ivrigt för att påbörja ett nytt krig mot Sverige och skrev ett antal mycket hårda skrifter mot det nordliga grannlandet och dess krigsförbrytelser mot Danmark. Ett tämligen oplanerat krig inleddes också, vilket föranlädde Karl X Gustav att vända sig från Polen mot Danmark. Gunde Rosenkrantz blev 1664 tvungen att fly Danmark undan kreditorer och såg ingen annan utväg än att fly till Sverige. 1670 ansökte den tidigare så ivrige danske patrioten om att bli svensk undersåte, men förgäves. I misär dog han i Helsingborg, inte välkommen vare sig i Danmark eller i Sverige. Vid sidan av politik bedrev han ivrigt teologiska och klassiska studier, och publicerade även en del uppbyggelselitteratur, som delvis även översattes till svenska.

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        Tartaria Sive Magni chami Imperium.

      (circa1657). Hand coloured map of Central Asia. Latin text on reverse. Image measures 38.2 x 39.9cm. Matted. Little creased at fold, some inoffensive time toning upper edge. A very handsome map. This attractive map shows part of Central Asia. From the Caspian Sea on the left of the map through Turkmenistan, Uzbekstan to the parts of Kirgizistan and Tadzhikistan on the right. Tashkent and Samarkand are shown together with many other towns, mountain ranges and some winged creatures. The title is attractively displayed over the back of a camel. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 77975).

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        Lingua: or the Combat of the Tongue, and the Five Senses of Superiority. A pleasant Comoedy.

      Printed for Simon Miller, at the Starre in St Pauls Church Yard. 1657 [144]pp, signed A-I8. 8vo. Paper aging, titlepage a little dusted, faint ownership inscription dated 1895. Contemporary calf, 19th century reback, red morocco label; joints & board edges rubbed, some wear to head & tail of spine. 19th century endpapers & pastedowns.ESTC R23455. A popular allegorical play, with detailed directions on costume indicating that it must have been handsomely staged, but in front of which monarch is still debated. The play is concerned with the civil strife in Microcosmos in which the five 'exterior senses' are arrayed against Queen Psyche and her counsellors, the three 'interior senses.' Lingua, anonymously published in 1607, went through seven editions prior to the Restoration. 'G. C. Moore Smith supported 1602 as a possible date for the composition of Lingua, on the theory that a compliment to Queen Psyche is really meant for Queen Elizabeth; however, other critics do not find this evidence convincing. There is also another myth, that Oliver Cromwell acted in Lingua, his young nephew performing the role of Small Beer. This led F.G. Fleay to suggest that the play formed part of Cromwell's entertainments for King James at Hinchinbrook on 27–9 April 1603. There is no evidence, however, to suggest that this was the case. A third theory, proposed by Frederick Boas, dated the play later, to shortly before the time of publication, because of certain similarities with passages in Macbeth.' (Ref: D.N.B.)

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        Traité astrologique des jugemens des thèmes génétliaques pour tous les accidens qui arrivent à l'homme après sa naissance. Pour connoistre des temperamens & inclinations, selon tous les meilleurs & plus anciens Autheurs.... fait François par Jacques Aleaume ... Mis en ordre & augmenté d'Aphorismes & Annotations universelles sur les douze signes .... et traduict par Alexandre Baulgite...

      P., Pierre Ménard, 1657, in 8°, de 8ff., 8ff "de la façon de construire la figure céleste" & 614pp. ill. de 3 tableaux gravés se dépliant d'une table à pl. page et de qq. figures in t., rel. pl. basane mouchetée époque, coiffe inf. et deux coins usés, très bon exemplaire, un des rares avec le rarissime appendice "De la façon de construire la figure céleste" qui manque très souvent. Très rare première édition française d'un des traités anciens sur l'astrologie les plus complets et les plus estimés. Il doit inclure un appendice non paginé de 8 ff. titré " De la façon de construire la figure céleste" qui manque très souvent. Le danois Rantzau fut l'ami, le collaborateur et le mécène de Tycho Brahe. Gouveneur du Schleswig-Holstein, il fut un riche collectionneur et bibliophile, à la fois astrologue et alchimiste. Il avait développé un large réseau de correspondants en Europe. Le traducteur Jacques Aleaume était mathématicien, élève de françois Viète et correspondant de Peiresc. ¶ Caillet n°9146 - Dorbon n°3887 "cet ouvrage fort difficile à rencontrer, est un des traités anciens sur l'astrologie et les horoscopes les plus complets et les plus estimés..." - cat. Guaïta n°885 "ouvrage de la plus grande rareté..."

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        Gesamtansicht "Gorlitium.".

      - kol. Kupferstich n. Hufnagel aus Janssonius ( Städtebuch ), 1657, 30,5 x 39,5

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        Le voyage de France dressé pour la commodité des François & Estrangers. Avec une description des Chemins pour aller & venir par tout le Monde.

      Bobin 1657 - Un volume in-12 (16,5 cm x 11 cm), Epistre (4), Avertissement (2), 492, Table et extrait du privilège (3) pp. Une note d'appartenance manuscrite (XVIIIe) en fin d'ouvrage. Veau brun. Dos à cinq nerfs, caissons décorés. Tranches rouges mouchetées. Léger manque au second plat. Bon exemplaire d'un des premiers "guides touristiques français". Pour plus de détails sur cet ouvrage, consultez notre blog Paris-Libris et pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London, John Streeter, 1657. Set forth in ten severall classes. Wherein are contained I. The wonders of the heavens. II. Of the elements. III. Of meteors. IV. Of minerals. V. Of plants. VI. Of birds. VII. Of four-footed beasts. VIII. Of insects, and things wanting blood. IX. Of fishes. X. Of man. Written by Johannes Jonstonus. And now rendred into English, by a Person of Quality. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1657, 4to, approximately 270 x 180 mm, 10 ½ x 7 inches, title printed in red and black, 16 unnumbered pages including the title page, 1- 354 plus and advertisement leaf, pagination jumps from page 10 to page 17 but this a printer's error, the catch word runs on and the chapters are correct, our copy collates the same as the copy in ESTC RI444, (guaranteed complete). An Appendix follows the Eighth Classis: Wherein there is contained the observation of Andreas Libavius, a most famous Physitian, concerning SILK-WORMS, a singular History, Anno 1599, at Rotenburgh. Bound in full calf, original covers, rebacked with a new spine and gilt lettered label, new endpapers. Binding rubbed, covers have some scuffs and small repairs to worm damage, corners repaired, shelf wear to edges, heavy unsightly browning to 56 pages, all text legible, (the heavy browning affects the first part of the book) the rest of text has pale age-browning and spotting, an occasional ink splash, small loss to 1 lower corner, neat ink name on endpaper, otherwise an acceptable working copy, good copy only. Some of the subjects covered: Creation of the World; Stars, Planets, Heavens, Sun, Moon, New Stars; Fires in the Waters, Fires under the Earth; Minerall Baths, Navigation in the Sea, Salt of the Sea, Miracles of some Countries, Mountains; Earth-Quakes, Dew Manner and Honey, Rainbow; Loadstone, Jewels found in the Bodies of Living Creatures, Gold, Silver, Emeralds, Topaz; Plants: Tobacco, Vine, Palm-Trees etc; Birds: Eagle, Hawkes, Owls, etc; Animals: Elephants, Horse, Crocodile, Bear, Unicorn, Divers Serpents, Camel, Beaver etc; Silk-Worms, Bees, Spanish Fly, Glo-Worms Locusts, Oysters, Pearls, Scorpions, Tarantula etc; Whale, Pike, Sea-Serpents, Salmon, Sword-Fish etc; Gyants, Pigmies, Monstrous Births, Walkers in the Night, Dreams, the Wonderful Strength and Agility of some People etc. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Jesus Maria Joseph or the devout pilgrim of the ever blessed Virgin Mary


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        Mechanica Hydraulico-Pneumatica: Qua Praeterquam quod Aquei Elementi natura, proprietas, vis motrix, atque occultus cum aere conflictus, a primis fundamentis demonstratur; ... ; Opus Bipartitum ... Accessit Experimentum novum Magdeburgicum, quo vacuu

      Wuerzburg: Pigrin fuer Schoenwetter, 1657. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Half title dated 1658. 4to (206x165 mm) [32], 488, [16] pp., engraved title and 46 engraved plates on 45 plates (some folding) and numerous woodcut illustrations. Contemporary vellum, spine lettered in manuscript; half title with repaired tear to corner, some worming, somewhat browned, 3 plates stronger. Some plates wrongly numbered, corrected in old manuscript, plate 1 bound facing p. 277 instead of p. 177. With the rare half title and the final leaf of directions to the binder. A good, broad margined copy.Norman 1910; Dünnhaupt, S. 3811, 3; RISM B VI/2, 771; Eitner IX 66 f; De Backer/S. VII, 904; Poggendorff II, 838; Wheeler Gift I, 142; DSB 12, 210. FIRST EDITION of the first book by the Jesuit Gaspar Schott, a pupil of Athanasius Kircher. The first part is theoretical while the second part explodes into an extraordinary catalogue of machines illustrated by engraving and woodcut. 'Schott first published what had originally been intended as a brief guide to the hydraulic and pneumatic instruments in Kircher's Roman museum, expanding it into the first version of his Mechanica hydraulico-pneumatica. But he added as an appendix a detailed account of Guericke's experiments on vacuums, the earliest published report of this work' (DSB). Very Good.

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        Les Provinciales ou lettres escrites par Louis de Montalte à un provincial de ses amis et aux RR. PP. Jésuites : Sur le sujet de la Morale, & de la Politique de ces Pères.

      First edition Cologne [Paris]: Pierre de la Vallée, [1656-]1657. A beautiful copy of Pascal's 18 Provincial letters, bound in fine red morocco in 1865 by Chambolle-Duru, from the collection of Benzon (his sales catalogue no. 42, 1875) with two further rare works relating to Pascal. Provenance: inscription to title 'Ex libris Congregationis domus Missionis Trecensis', repeated on the 8th letter. ?PMM 140. "The Lettres Provinciales, as they are called, are the first example of French prose as we know it today, perfectly finished in form, varied in style, and on a subject of universal importance... [Pascal] was an infant prodigy, whose work in mathematics and natural science attracted considerable attention before he was sixteen... [But he] will always be chiefly remembered as a moralist, more especially as the great apologist for Jansenism, the seventeenth-century French ascetic movement of reform inside the Roman Catholic Church... At the end of 1655, the movement had been much under attack from the Jesuits, and Pascal was persuaded to write a rejoinder... [his] counter-attack took the form of a brilliant exposure of the casuistical methods of argument employed by the Jesuits... Pascal's weapon was irony, and the freshness with which the gravity of the subject contrasts with the lightness of the manner is an enduring triumph. The vividness and distinction of his style recalls Milton at its best." (Printing and the Mind of Man). The style of the letters meant that, quite apart from their religious influence, the Provincial Letters were popular as a literary work. Adding to that popularity was Pascal's use of humor, mockery, and satire in his arguments. The letters also influenced the prose of later French writers like Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. 4to (230 x 172 mm), bound in fine full red morocco with raised bands, gilt spine lettering, all edges gilt, marbled end-papers, elaborately gilt blind-tooled inner boarders, engraved armorial book plate of Benzon. Fully complete: pp [i-xiii: title and Notice (in first state)]; 1-8 (1st letter); 1-8 (2nd letter); 1-8 (answer from the Provincial and 3rd letter); 1-8 (4th letter); 1-8 (5th letter); 1-8 (6th letter); 1-8 (7th letter); 1-8 (8th letter); 1-8 (9th letter); 1-8 (10th letter); 1-8 (11th letter); 1-8 (12th letter); 1-8 (Refutation to response of 12th letter); 1-8 (13th letter); 1-8 (14th letter); 1-8 (15th letter); 1-12 (16th letter); 1-8 (17th letter, 23 January 1657); 1-12 (18th letter). Bound with: Nobilissimi Scutarii Blasii Pascalis tumulus (1662), pp [1-2] 3-4 [and:] L'Apologie pour les casuists contre les calomnies des iansenistes: par un theologien & Professeur en droit Canon. Condamnée par nosseigneurs les prelats, & par la Faculté de Theologie de Paris. (Paris, 1659), pp [i-iv] 1-191 [192:blank].

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        La Partie Occidentale de L' Allemagne le long du Rhein

      Artist: Nolin Jean Baptiste ( - 1725 ) Paris; issued in : Paris; date: 1689 1657 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Printed on 2 sheets joined together; size (in cm): 80 x 63,5 - description: Decorative double page map of the river Rhein with all bordering countries. Inset map shows the source of the river. With decorative title cartouche on the upper left side. - vita of the artist: Jean-Baptiste Nolin (ca. 1657-1708) set up the family publishing business in Paris. Many of his maps were based on the work of Vincenzo Coronelli and Sieur de Tillemon. His son (1686-1762), continued the business for many years and prepared an Atlas General which was published posthumously in 1783.

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        Les jeux et plaisirs de l'enfance.

      Paris, Stella, 1657. ____ Première édition et premier tirage de cette délicieuse suite gravée par Claudine Bouzonnet-Stella (1641-1697) d'après les dessins de son oncle, le grand peintre Jacques Stella (1596-1657). Le recueil se compose ainsi : un titre gravé, un feuillet de dédicace aux enfants du président de Thou, un feuillet de privilège, une planche d'armoiries et 50 belles planches. Tout est sur double-page et gravé sur cuivre. Elles montrent des jeux d'enfants : l'escarpolette, la chasse au papillon, la balançoire, les bouteilles de savon, le dada, le colin maillard, la toupie, les quilles, le palet, le jeu de paume, le bain, la glissoire, le cercle et le bilboquet, l'escrime, le ballon, le jeu des épingles, les dés, etc... et aussi le très explicite "jeu de pet en gueule". Exemplaire aux armes du marquis Claude-Antoine de Choiseul-Beaupré (1733- 1794), Maréchal de camp, décapité sous la Terreur. Olivier, Manuel de l'amateur de reliures armoriées françaises 813. Guigard, Armorial du bibliophile II, 142 : " Cet amateur n'eut pas une collection considérable, mais les livres qui la composaient se faisaient remarquer par leur bonne condition." Magnifique exemplaire. ***** First edition and first issue of this delicious suite engraved by Claudine Bouzonnet-Stella (1641-1697) after the drawings of her uncle, the great painter Jacques Stella (1596-1657). It contains: one engraved title, one leaf of dedication to president de Thou's children, one leaf of privilege, one plate of coat of arms and 50 beautiful plates. Plates show children's play. Copy of marquis Claude-Antoine de Choiseul-Beaupré. In-8. Collation : titre gravé, (2) ff., 51 planches. Maroquin rouge, dos orné, encadrements sur les plats, armes dorées au centre, tranches dorées. (Reliure de la fin du XVIIIe.).

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        Rostochium Urbs Megapolitana Anseatica Et Mercatura Et Universitate Celebris. Vogelschauansicht Rostocks von Norden mit Legende in Deutsch. Kupferradierung von Wenzel Hollar, unten links unter der Figurenguppe signiert "W. Hollar fe.".

      Jan Jansson (Johannes Jansssonius), (Amsterdam 1657 - (Amsterdam, Jan Jansson (Johannes Jansssonius) 1657). 49 x 31 cm. Unter Glas gerahmt (57 x 67,5 cm groß). Gebräunt, Mittelfalz durchscheinend hinterlegt. Bachmann: Die ältern mecklenburgischen Städteansichten: B 72: Hollar schuf die Vorlage in den Jahren 1624/26, die erste Veröffentlichung erfolgte 1657 - Bitte nur Abholung im Geschäft in Rostock, kein Versand wegen Gefahr des Glasbruchs. Gebräunt, Mittelfalz durchscheinend hinterlegt.

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        Gesamtansicht, "Fribergum Misniae Vulgò Freiberg.".

      - kol. Kupferstich aus Janssonius ( Städtebuch ), 1657, 33 x 45,5

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        M. Tulli Ciceronis Epistolarum selectarum libri tres: Editi in usum Scholarum Hollandiae & West-Frisiae. Ex decreto illustriss. D.D. Ordinum eiusdem Provinciae.

      Amsterdam (Amstelodami), Apud Ludovicum & Danielem Elzevirios, 1657. - 8vo. 160 p. Vellum 16 cm (Ref: Willems 1211; Bergman 2024; Rahir 1237; Schweiger 169; Spoelder Amsterdam 5, p. 486/87) (Details: Nice and clean copy of a schoolbook. 5 thongs laced through the joints. Back ruled gilt, with the gilt coat of arms of Amsterdam on the 'compartments'. Boards with gilt double fillet borders, and gilt corner pieces with the coat of arms of the city. In the center of upper and lower boards the gilt coat of arms of Amsterdam. All 4 green silk ties still present, though 1 is hanging on a few threads. Woodcut printer's mark of Louis and Daniel Elzevier on the title, depicting Minerva under an olive tree. She holds a banner with the motto: 'Ne extra oleas', to be understood as 'Stay within the bounds of wisdom'. The Amsterdam Elseviers Louis and Daniel Elsevier produced more than 600 editions, and 256 of them have this motto 'ne extra oleas'. It seems more or less the equivalent of the printer's mark (a philosopher under an olive tree) and the motto of the famous French scholar/printer Robertus Stephanus 'noli altum sapere', 'Be not high-minded'. Stephanus' printer's mark and motto clearly inspired the Elseviers. We are not sure wether this copy is a prize copy or not. We cannot discover a trace of a removed prize. The book might have been a present of the City of Amsterdam to someone) (Condition: Vellum age-tanned) (Note: This anthology was commissioned by the Provincal Governments of Holland and West-Frisia for the use in local 'Latin schools' in the Western part of the Dutch Republic. They wanted to present the youth, it is said in the preface, letters of Cicero, which were edifying for their elegance, the importance their subject matter and the power of their 'sententiae'. (sive ob formularum elegantiam, sive ob rerum sententiarum momenta', p. 3) For centuries the Roman orator, author and politician Cicero retained a central position as a school author and a model for good writing, on protestant schools and in Jesuit colleges. The period of his greatest glory was the Renaissance, when he became the object of a literary cult called Ciceronianism. Many humanists took him as an absolute model for pure Latin, and an elegant style. Petrarch modeled his own 'Epistolae Familiares' in part on Cicero's 'Epistulae ad Familiares'. Petrarch created, like Cicero, in his letters 'a kind of autobiography and a partial history of his own life and time. Even as Petrach rebuked Cicero for being too Ciceronian in other words, he helped establish Cicero as a uniquely powerful stylistic model and intellectual resource'. (The Classical tradition, N.Y., 2010, p. 196) This anthology from the epistolary oeuvre of Cicero. The style of Cicero's letters varies very much. Many of them deal with official business, there are also polished manifesto's in letter form. 'Others have a less formal tone, while others again (.) on private affaires have no stylistic pretensions at all, but consist of short, elliptic sentences, packed with idiomatic phrases. (.) This, (.) shows the essential soundness of his style; it was not an artificial dialect for the use of literary men, but the speech of his own people, purified, carefully arranged, and made more flexible and expressive'. (H.J. Rose, 'A handbook of Latin literature', London, 1964, p. 165)) (Collation: A-K8) (Photographs on request) 500 gr

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        Les dialogues de Iean Louys Vives, traduits de Latin en François pour l'exercice des deux langues.

      - Genève, Jaques Stoer, 1657. In-16, vélin souple de l'époque, 152 f., (40) f. d'index. Rare édition genevoise bilingue des ‘dialogues’ de Vives, texte latin et français en regard, à laquelle "est adjoustée l’explication françoise des mots latins plus rares & moins usagez, par Gilles de Housteville, avec ample déclaration et traduction des passages grecs en latin, par P. de La Motte. Le tout, nouvellement reveu & corrigé". La première traduction française avait été publiée à Lyon en 1560 par Cotier. "Dans les 25 dialogues qui le composent, Vivès a inséré presque tous les mots latins d'usage courant et il nous fait connaître en même temps, de la manière la plus gracieuse, les moeurs et les idées de ses contemporains ( ). Avec ces ‘dialogues’, il a porté le genre à sa perfection" (BN, Expo Vives, p. 90). Cet édition à la date de 1657 est rare: aucun exemplaire n’est référencé sur WordCat. Ex-libris manuscrit ancien sur le contre plat: "Hébrard de Villeneuve". Trace de restauration à la reliure. Quelques brunissures, petit travail de vers aux derniers feuillets de l’index. Légèrement court de marges sans perte.

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        HESIODI ASCRAEI QUAE EXTANT [graece + latine]. Cum Notis ex probatissimis quibusdam Autoribus, brevissimis, selectissimisque. Accessit VIRI Clarissimi, LAMBERTI BARLAEI, Graece Linguae Academia Lugduno-Batavâ Professoris eximii, in ejusdem THEOGONIAM Commentarius, Opera & studio CORNELII SCHREVELII. [Druckermarke "Minerva", Rahir "M. 17".]

      Amsterdam Elzevier 1657 - [Folgendes in Rot gedruckt: "HESIODI" (graece + lat. !), "LAMBERTI BARLAEI,", "CORNELII SCHREVELII.", "AMSTELODAMI," u. "MDCLVII."] 1 (w) Bl; 11 Bll. (incl. typ. Titel); 341 S; 1 (w) Bl; 4 Bll. (Fehlproduktion: der 2. typ. Titel und "AD LECTOREM" doppelt eingebunden); 259 S. Späterer Lederband des 18. Jahrhunderts über fünf Bünden mit dekorativer Rücken- und Kantenvergoldung, sowie Titelprägung, ebenfalls in Gold. Roter Sprenkelschnitt. (16,6 x 11 cm, bzw. 15,8 x 10,2 cm; Buchblock: 2,8 cm) Kl.8°. * Alle aufgeführten Bibliographien beschreiben Exemplare mit der Jahreszahl 1658 auf dem Titel ! * Nicht Pieters 230 auf S. 279 ! ("[Nach "selectissimisque" unterscheidet sich der Titel wie folgt:] ". Accedit insuper Pasoris index auctior multo hac novissimâ Editione et multo correctior . pet in-8° de 8 ff. prélim., et 346 pp. Voyez ci-après à l'art. N° 248, la même édition, reproduite avec un autre titre et augmentée du commentaire de Barlaeus; mais dans laquelle l'index de Pasor n'a pas été conservé."). Nicht Pieters 248 auf S. 281 f. ! ([Titel und Kollation wie beim vorliegenden Exemplar, jedoch Jahreszahl 1658 !] "Louis et Daniel avaient emprimé les oeuvres d'Hésiode e 1657; (voyez le N° 231 [recte 230 ! CS] ci-dessus). L'année suivante ils ont mis à cette édition un autre titre, daté de 1658, intercalé 3 ff. de dédicace dans les liminaires, supprimé l'index de Pasor [das ist falsch, der Pasor'sche Index ist auch hier enthalten ! CS] et ajouté le commentaire de Barlaeus sur la Théogonie. C'est sur l'exemplaire de la Bibliothèque de Gand [Gent], augmenté de ce commentaire, que je décris cet article-ci. Voyez ci-après, à l'année 1667, N° 364, une autre édition d'Hésiode donnée par Graevius; mais que Brunet dit être moins estimée que celle de Schrevelius."). Nicht Willems 1229 ! ("1658 [!!!] . Marque: la Minerve. 11 ff. limin. - 341 pp. - 1 f. blanc. - 2 ff. (titre et avertissiment) et 259 pp. pour le commentaire de L. Barlaeus. C'est, sous un titre renouvelé, l'édition de 1637 (n° 1216), à laquelle on a ajouté 3 ff. de dédicace dans les liminaires, et le travail de L. Barlaeus sur la Théogonie."). Nicht Minzloff S. 117. Nicht Winterthur 541. Nicht Rahir 1244 ! Nicht Rahir 1259 ! Vergl. Rahir 1260 ("Ce vol. qui devait se vendre séparément, contient seulement le Commentaire de Barlaeus et les 3 ff. de dédicace; il complétait l'édition de 1657 (W. 1216)." Nicht Berghman (Supplément) 335 ! ("Il est à remarquer que les additions par rapport à l'édition de 1657, à savoir les 3 ff. de dédicace dans les liminaires, et le commentaire de L. Barlaeus, sortent des presses de Hackius. Le fleuron final se retrouve sur le Sulpice Sévère de 1665; et les trois lettres grises se vérifient: le T (2e f. de la dédicace) sur le Magica de spectris de 1656 (p. 309), l'O (2e f. limin. du commentaire) sur le Martial variorum de 1670 (p. 426), et l'M (p. 1 du comment.) sur le Lucain de 1658 (6e f. limin.)." Nicht Berghman 829 ! ("Même édition que celle de 1657, dont le titre a été modifié et où on a ajouté 3 ff. de dédicace et le commentaire de L. Barlaeus. Ces additions sortent des presses de Fr. Hackius de Leyde."). Nicht Copinger 2252 ("1657") [=W. 1216] u. 2253 ("1658") [=W. 1229]) ! Nicht Phiebig 289 [dort ist ein Exemplar mit der Jahreszahl 1658 Bestandteil eines Konvolutes, jedoch "contemporary calf", also nicht in EHC, da beide dort vorhandenen Exemplare in Pergament gebunden sind !] ! Nicht EHC 08.1658.Hes.00 + 01 [beide Copinger 2253] ! Jedoch: Weddigen in "Die Bücherstube", 5. Jahrgang 1926/27, S. 233 '("In der Bücherstube 5. Jahrgang Heft 3 machte ich auf einige noch nicht beschriebene Elzevire aufmerksam. Ich erwarb nun noch den Hesiod, den Willems unter Nr. 1229 und Berghman in seinem Katalog unter Nr. 829 beschreibt. In beiden Fällen wird die Jahreszahl auf dem Titel mit 1658 (MDCLVIII) angegeben. Die königliche Bibliothek in Stockholm gab mir auf meine Anfrage die Antwort, für die ich auch an dieser Stelle danke, daß diese Jahreszahl mit ihre

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        Reversbrief für den HochEdlgebohrnen Herrn Ignati Anthoni Troyer von Anßhaimb zum Grembßen. Von Mir Johann Anthoni Campi, umb drei yhrn veryehrner Wein GrundtZinnß". Deutsche Handschrift auf Pergament mit angehängtem Siegel in Holzkapsel.

      Blattgröße: 37,5 x 61,5 cm. Großformatige Urkunde mit kalligraphisch verzierter Initiale, ausgestellt von Johann Anton Campi von Heiligenberg "alda in Bozen sesßhafft" für den Bozener Stadthauptmann Ignaz Anton Troyer von Ansheim zum Gremsen (1657-1733), die "paurecht und gerechtigkheit" eines Grundstücks mit Weinbau "unter der Statt Bozen ligend" betreffend. Die Lage des Grundstücks (erkauft von Anna Maria Pirchnerin) wird durch Nachbarschaftsangaben in den vier Himmelsrichtungen präzisiert (Mathias Hofers Wiese im Westen, im Norden ein Gut des Heilig-Geist-Spitals etc.). Als Grundzins sind vereinbart "drey yhrn weisßen gueten gerechten veryehrner wein" (das Bozener Weinmaß "Yhre", rund 80 l). Rückseitig mit weiterem Vermerk vom 28. Mai 1742 über den Weiterverkauf des Grundstücks an Johan Andriol, von diesem signiert und gesiegelt. - Gefaltet, geringe Knitterspuren, kaum fleckig, das angehängte Siegel mit einigen Sprüngen im Rand, aber durch den schützenden Kapseldeckel vollständig erhalten. Schönes Dokument.

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      Amsterdam: Jan Jansson (Johannes Janssonius) 1657 - Copper engraving (Very Good, profesionally cleaned and pressed, small repaired tears in white margins, with small mistakes in print (blank spots) as usual, a tiny worm hole in the cartouche): 61 x 47 cm (24 x 18.5 inches). This magnificent finely engraved plate shows the city Mainz in Germany from two sides. Václav Hollar: Restoration England’s Greatest Engraver - Václav Hollar (1607 – 1677), known as ‘Wenceslaus’ (in English) and ‘Wenzel’ (in German), was born in Prague, the capital of Bohemia, in 1607, into a bourgeois Protestant family. At the time of his birth, Prague was perhaps the greatest artistic centre in Europe, due to the extravagant patronage of Emperor Rudolf II. However, by the time of Václav’s adolescence, Prague and all of Bohemia were beingravaged by the Thirty Years’ War (1618-48). The fortunes of his family were ruined and his plans to become a lawyer were doomed, owing to his Protestant faith in a country then governed by Catholic zealots. Hollar learned drawing, etching and engraving as a gentlemanly hobby, but in light of his new circumstances and his natural talent, he became a professional artist. Hollar moved to the Stuttgart area in 1627, before continuing on to Strasbourg. By 1633, he was in Cologne. There, in 1636, Hollar had the great fortune to encounter Thomas Howard, the 21st Earl of Arundel, who was returning to England from an embassy to Vienna. Arundel was perhaps the greatest contemporary English connoisseur of the arts and, amazed by the young Czech’s awesome talent, he immediately invited him to join his entourage as his official artist. By 1637, Hollar had relocated to England, and while he executed many assignments for Arundel, he was still free to pursue commissions from other patrons. Shortly after his arrival in England, Hollar engraved a View of Greenwich, a massive panorama of the Thames port town featuring Inigo Jones’s pioneering neoclassical edifice, the Queen’s House. Upon Arundel’s hasty departure from England (due to political reasons), Hollar switched to the employ of the Duke of York. The advent of the English Civil War (1642-8) led to great financial troubles for Hollar, as many of clients proved unable to pay his fees. However, his etching Civilis Seditio (1643) is considered to be on of the most evocative images epitomizing the internecine conflict. Hollar was eventually compelled to relocate to Antwerp, where his best-known work was the magnificent view, the Cathedral of Our Lady (1649). Hollar returned to London in 1652. Upon the Restoration of the monarchy, in 1660, Hollar found himself in a difficult position. While he was apolitical and had many connections with leading Royalists, he was also close to some prominent members of Cromwell’s late administration. While no explicit punitive action was taken, Royalist officials suspected him of being disloyal and ungrateful to the court, and for years Hollar had difficulty gaining court commissions. Hollar did find business from commercial publishers and a few old friends in high places, although this yielded only a hardscrabble existence. It took some years for him to regain the trust of the court. Václav Hollar the Cartographer - Hollar focused heavily on cartography, especially during the last decade, or so, of this life, and this helped to revive his career. He is largely responsible for dramatically improving the quality of map engraving in London. Many of Hollar’s maps, such as A New and Exact map of Asia, stand apart as being of a far higher level of artistic execution than that of other contemporary English maps. Moreover, beyond his own works, Hollar’s superior skills as a fine art engraver set a high standard that other artists sought to emulate, so improving the industry in general. Curiously, Hollar’s first truly important map commission in England came from Thomas Jenner, who charged him with engraving the famous ‘Quartermaster's Map’ of England and Wales, formally known as the The kingdome of England & princi

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        [Titre en grec] Medicorum omnium facile principis, opera omnia quae extant... Nunc Denvo Latina Interpretatione & Annotationibus illustrata, Anutio Foesio Mediomatrico Medico Authore. [Avec] FOESIUS, Oeconomia Hippocratis Alphabeti Series Distincta

      2 fort volumes, front. Genevae, Typis sumptibus Samuelis Chouet, 1657-1662, in-folio, 2 fort volumes, front, [46]-1344-[53] pages en numérotation continue ; et [8]-418 pages, basane havane ancienne, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, pièces de titre renouvelées, Texte en grec avec la traduction latine et les commentaires. Beau portrait-frontispice gravé par P. Aubry. Titre du premier tome en rouge et noir. Édition d'Anuce Foes, parue à l'origine chez Wechel en 1595 ; elle reprend, page à page, celle de Francfort parue en 1620, publiée de nouveau en 1621 et 1624. L'Oeconomia Hippocratis de Foes a son titre et sa pagination propres. Cette partie existe également en tiré à part. Le médecin et humaniste Foes (Feosius de son nom latinisé, 1528-1595), fut l'un des meilleurs commentateurs d'Hippocrate avant Littré ; il consacra à sa réhabilitation plus de 40 ans de sa vie (Garrison, p. 197). Son édition d'Hippocrate est la meilleure produite, au XVIe siècle, avec celle de Janus Cornarius. Ex-dono manuscrit ancien au contreplat : copie d'un passage du testament de l'abbé l'abbé Vital Chouvy (1752-1835), professeur d'histoire ecclésiastique à Lyon, établi le 28 novembre 1835 : "Je lègue à titre de souvenir amical à M. R. de la Prade, docteur en médecine, à Lyon, mon exemplaire des Oeuvres complètes d'Hippocrate..." ; probablement Richard de la Prade, médecin de l'hôtel-Dieu de Lyon, membre de l'Académie Royale des sciences de la même ville et professeur de médecine clinique. Ouvrage rare, exemplaire de provenance intéressante. Importantes restaurations en tête et en pied des volumes et à certains coins, avec adjonction de vélin. Rousseurs et brunissures, quelques auréoles marginales, galeries de vers avec très faible atteinte au texte en pied de plusieurs feuillets du tome I. Wellcome III, p. 269. Krivatsy, n° 5621 et 4146. Waller n° 4490 (sans l'Oeconomia Hippocratis). Osler n° 144 pour l'édition de 1595.

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        Amerique ou nouveau continent dressee sur les nouvelles Relations.

      Artist: Nolin Jean Baptiste ( - 1725 ) Paris; issued in: Paris; date: 1811 1657 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Very good; size in cm : 46,5 x 66 - description: Map shows total America with inset map showing Alaska with Bering sea, with description of the countries - Vita of the artist: Jean-Baptiste Nolin (ca. 1657-1708) set up the family publishing business in Paris. Many of his maps were based on the work of Vincenzo Coronelli and Sieur de Tillemon. His son (1686-1762), continued the business for many years and prepared an Atlas General which was published posthumously in 1783.

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        L'Amérique en plusieurs cartes, & en divers traittés de géographie, et d'histoire. Là où sont descripts succinctement, & avec une belle Methode, & facile, ses empires, ses peuples, ses colonies, leurs m?urs, langues, religions, richesses etc. Et ce qu'il y a de plus beau, & de plus rare dans toutes ses Parties, & dans ses Isles. Dédiée A Monseigneur Foucquet.

      1657 - En Français dans le texte, n° 98.Edition originale fort recherchée du premier atlas français de Nicolas Sanson (1600-1667) consacré à l'Amérique conservé dans sa reliure de l'époque. Paris, chez l'autheur, 1657.In-4 de (2) ff., (40) ff. et 15 cartes sur double-page. Veau brun granité, filet à froid encadrant les plats, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, coupes décorées, tranches mouchetées. Reliure de l'époque. 240 x 176 mm. / En Français dans le texte, n° 98.Highly sought-after first edition of the first French atlas by Nicolas Sanson (1600-1667)dedicated to America, preserved in its contemporary binding. Paris, chez l'autheur, 1657.4to [240 x 176 mm] of (2) ll., (40) ll. and 15 maps on double-page. Granite-like brown calf, blind-stamped fillet on the covers, spine ribbed and decorated with gilt fleurons, mottled edges. Contemporary binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Etats de Savoye et de Piemont

      Artist: Nolin Jean Baptiste ( - 1725 ) Paris; issued in: Paris; date: 1691 1657 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: colored; condition: Printed on 2 sheets joined together, 2 margins mounted; size in cm : 79 x 62,5 - description: Decorative map of Piemont and Savoy in Italy, with 7 inset maps. showing a city map of Turin, a view of Verrua, a map of Vercelliand four smaller fortification maps. 4 maps are part of the splendourfuly cartouche. - Vita of the artist: Jean-Baptiste Nolin (ca. 1657-1708) set up the family publishing business in Paris. Many of his maps were based on the work of Vincenzo Coronelli and Sieur de Tillemon. His son (1686-1762), continued the business for many years and prepared an Atlas General which was published posthumously in 1783.

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        2 Gesamtansicht auf 1 Blatt "DillenberGesamtansicht. Segen.".

      - altkol. Kupferstich n. Hogenberg aus Janssonius ( Städtebuch ), 1657, 33,5 x 48 Restauriert.

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        Les Epigrammes divisées en trois livres

      P., Chez Augustin Courbe 1657 - 180pp. Bon Etat. Un vol. rel. d'ép. plein veau brun, dos à nerfs ornés de liserets et de fleurons dorés, double liserets dorés en encadrement sur les plats, mors sup. très légèrement fendu (1cm), tranches jasqpées, int. frais. EDITION ORIGINALE. Elle contient 319 épigrammes. Gombauld fut l'un des premiers membres de l'académie Française, lié avec Malherbe, il avait l'admiration de Boileau qui le tenait pour un maître de la langue et de la poésie. Il fut l'un des auteurs désigné pour examiner les vers du Cid (ceci durant la polémique déclenchée par les rivaux de Corneille) et le protégé  de Marie de Médicis [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CL. SALMASII DE RE MILITARI ROMANORUM LIBER: Opus Posthumum. [Druckermarke "Eremit", Rahir "M. 7"].

      Leiden Elzevier 1657 - 6 Bll; 243 S. Späterer, auf dem Rücken mit Titelprägung und Filetenvergoldung, sowie Lederecken und allseitigem Farbschnitt versehener Halblederband. (23,3 x 18,8 cm, bzw. 22,4 x 17,2 cm; Buchblock: 1,3 cm) Gr.8°. Pieters 71 auf S. 173 ("Edente Georg. Hornio."). Willems 808 ("Marque: Le Solitaire. 6 ff. limin. - 243 pp. Saumaise avait entrepris ce traité vers 1634, à la demande du prince d'Orange, qui désirait connaître 'la manière de camper des Romains [Hmmm, die Römer als Inspiration für das holländische Camping ! CS] et celle de ranger en bateille.' Suivant le désir du prince, il rédigea d'abord en français. En 1637 il se rendit à Paris pour le faire imprimer, mais ne trouva pas d'éditeur disposé à en charger (Salmasii Epist., p. 189). Les Elzevier se montrèrent plusaccomodants. L'impression était déjà assez avancée en 1644 pour que l'ouvrage fût porté (sans indication de prix) dans le catal. officinal publié en cette année. Nous voyons par ce document que le traité de Saumaise devait paraître simultanément en latin et en français. Malheureusement l'auteur, engagé en d'incessantes controverses, n'avait guère de temps à consacrer à son oeuvre. on pas qu'il la perdît de vue: au contraire, il se promettait constamment d' y revenir. Ainsi, en 1648, il déclarait qu'il allait y travailler sans désemparer, aussitôt qi'il aurait mis au jour son écrit contre Didier Hérault (n° 645); c'est du moins ce que marquaient les Elzevier à Cl. Sarrau, qui ne manqua pas d'en féliciter Saumaise: 'Scribit Elzevirius junior te, post absolutum librum contra Heraldum, totum jam esse in adornanda militia romana.' (Sarravii Epist., p. 186.) Mais ces bonnes résolutions ne tinrent pas. A peine débarrassé de Hérault, Saumaise s'embarquait dans une nouvelle polémique à propos de l'exécution de Charles Ier d'Angleterre, tant et bien qu'il mourut, en 1653, avant d'avoir mis la dernière main àson livre. Pris au dépourvu par cet événement, les Elzevier résolurent d'en finir une bonne fois, et de mettre en vente l'ouvrage tel quel: 'Salmasii commentarius de re militari iam ante decennium edi coeptus est,' écrit N. Heinsius, le 18 avril 1654, 'finem operi se iam imposituros Elzevirii minantur, quaquam mutilo et imperfecto.' (Epist. ad Magliabechium, t. I, p. 197.) Mais ils se ravisèrent par la suite, et le soin de la publication fut confié à G. Horn. Celui-ci accepta cette tâche, et le Traité de la Milice romaine parut enfin en 1657, avec une préface de l'éditeur. Le volume es dédié par Jean Elzevier à J. Aug. de Thou."). Minzloff S. 193 f [unklar welche Variante]. Winterthur 991 [unklar welche Variante]. Goldsmid III, 39. Rahir 812 ("Dans cet ex. les mots Re Militari sur le titre sont imprimés avec des caractères mesurant 7 mm. de hauteur, la dernière page est ornée du fleuron l'ours assis avec les palmes croisées (n° 60)." [Unter No. 813 beschreibt Rahir eine Variante in der die Wörter Re Militari 10 1/2 mm hoch sind und die Schlußvignette Rahir 55 ist. Ansonsten fielen ihm keine Unterschiede auf.] Unser Exemplar mit den größeren Typen auf dem Titel, aber dem Bären auf der Palme als Schlußvignette ?). Berghman 1980 ("Ouvrage achevé et publié par G. Horn."). Copinger 4066 ("Final tailpiece: - bear and palms. W. 808: B. 1980: R. 812.") [unter No. 4067 beschreibt er: "The same. (Tailpiece: - triangle)."]. R. 813."). Broman 227 ("Rahir 812 - 813. Berghman 1980. Vergl. Socoloff I A 517, sowie "Dernières acquisitions" 7. Copinger 4066 - 4067."). Vergl. Motteley (1824) 2025. Motteley (1848) 118. Vergl. Costabili 2185 [unklar welche Variante]. Lengfeld 217 ("R. 812."). Drouot (1946) 178 ("Exemplaire avec les mots e Militari sur le titre mesurant 10 mm 1/2 de hauteur, mais avec le fleuron à l'ours assis à la dernière page.").Phiebig 286 + 287. Thulins 325, 100. EHC 04.1657.Sal.00 - 02 [bei allen drei Exemplaren unsicher, ob Copinger 4066 oder 4067 vorliegt]. Weddigen 137. - Bisher nicht beschriebene Mischvariante aus Rahir 812/ Copinger 4066 und Rahir 813/ Copinger 4

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        Recueil des plus illustres proverbes, divisés en trois livres, le premier contient les proverbes moraux, le second les proverbes joyeux et plaisans le troisième représente la vie des Gueux en proverbes.

      1657 - Le rare recueil de Lagniet imprimé à Paris entre 1657 et 1663, illustrant par 119 estampes satiriques en premier tirage la vie, les m?urs et les proverbes du peuple français sous les règnes de Louis XIII et de louis XIV. L'exemplaire Destailleur conservé dans sa reliure en vélin de l'époque. Paris, sur le quay de la Megisserie au fort l'Evesque, s.d. [1657-1663]. 3 suites reliées en 1 volume in-4 de 42 planches numérotées (y compris le titre général), 47 planches et 30 planches. Restauration sans gravité dans le feuillet de titre. Relié en plein vélin rigide de l'époque, dos lisse avec le titre manuscrit, tranches mouchetées. Reliure de l'époque. 254 x 202 mm. / The rare collection by Lagniet printed in Paris between 1657 and 1663, illustrating with 119 satirical engravings in first state the life, manners and proverbs of the French people in the reign of Louis XIII and Louis XIV. Destailleur's copy preserved in its contemporary vellum binding. Paris, sur le quay de la Megisserie au fort l'Evesque, n.d. [1657-1663].3 suites bound in 1 volume 4to [254 x 202 mm] of 42 numbered plates (including the general title), 47 plates and 30 plates. Small restoration on the title. Bound in contemporary stiff full vellum, flat spine with handwritten title, mottled edges. Contemporary binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Entretiens de feu Monsieur de Balzac. [Suivi de :] II - Aristippe, ou de la cour.

      1657 - Rare réunion de deux textes recherchés de Guez de Balzac, dont son chef-d'?uvre Aristippe, reliés en vélin de l'époque à recouvrement. I - Paris, Augustin Courbé, 1657. II - Paris, Augustin Courbé, 1658. Soit 2 titres reliés en 1 volume in-12 de : I/ (49) ff. y compris le frontispice, le titre, l'épitre, la table, et le faux-titre, pp. 3 à 387, (1) et (10) ff. ; II/ (6) ff., pp. 3 à 278, (14) ff., (3) Plein vélin de l'époque à recouvrement, dos lisse avec le titre manuscrit. Reliure de l'époque. 132 x 75 mm. / A rare reunion of two sought-after texts by Guez de Balzac, including his master-piece Aristippe, bound in contemporary overlapping vellum. I - Paris, Augustin Courbé, 1657. II - Paris, Augustin Courbé, 1658. 2 titles bound in one 12mo volume [132 x 75 mm] of: I/ (49) ll. including the frontispiece, the title, the epistle, the table and the half-title, pp. 3 to 387, (1) bl.p. and (10) ll.; II/ (6) ll., pp. 3 to 278, (14) ll., (3) bl.ll. Full contemporary overlapping vellum, flat spine with the handwritten title. Contemporary binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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