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2014-02-09 17:10:41
Merian, Matthias und Zeiller, Martin:
Frankfurt am Main, Caspar Merian, 1657.. 5.-8. (von 13) Teilen. 24 S., (1) Bl. (Register); 26 S., (2) Bl. (Register); 71 S., (5) S. (Register); 30 S., (2) Bl. (Register), S. 31-47, (3) S. (Register). Mit 4 gest. Titel, 6 gest. gef. Karten, 35 Kupfertafeln (davon 31 doppelblattgross u. 4 mehrfach gef.) mit total 54 Ansichten und 13 gest. Pläne (davon 10 doppelblattgross u. 2 mehrfach gef.). Lederband der Zeit mit schlichter Rückenvergoldung.. Eutiner 894. - Katalog der Lipperheideschen Köstumbibliothek Ci 25. - Fünter bis achter Teil des Merian Frankreich in Erstausgabe, eingeteilt in die alten französichen Provinzen. Der Text stammt von Martin Zeiller. - Papier durchgehend wenig gebräunt. Einband berieben und bestossen sowie mit kleinerern Wurmgängen.
Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz
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2014-02-09 10:23:25
Hondius-Janssonius
Middelburg, ,1657. Middelburg, Janssonius, townbook, anno 1657, latin edition Copperengraving, edited by J.Janssonius, townbook, latin edition anno 1657, "MIDDELBURGUM", size 49 x 62 cm., 41 x 52 cm.. clean print, wide margins, little restoration on below centerfold.
Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat
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2014-02-09 10:23:25
Hondius-Janssonius
La Rochelle, ,1657. La Rochelle, Janssonius townbooks,anno 1657, latin edition Copperengraving, edited by Janssonius, in his townbooks, latin edition anno 1657, size of the leaf: 48 x 60 cm., good condition, clean print..
Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat
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2014-02-09 10:23:25
Hondius-Janssonius
Pascaart Vant Canaal, ,1657. Pascaart Vant Canaal, anno 1657, Janssonius, Atlas Maritimus Coppermap, edited by J. Janssonius in his Atlas Maritimus, anno 1657, latin edititon, size of the leaf: 49 x 58 cm.. "GALLIAE REGNI ORAE MARITIMAE BOREALES, ET ANGLIAE REGNI AUSTRALES, QUAE CANALEN COMPELCTUNTUR, Angliae & Scotiae Regnorum Litora Occidentalia, & totius Regni Hyberniae Maritima." Little brownish, old colours..
Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat
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2014-02-08 13:05:04
. altkol. Kupferstich aus Germaniae Superioris b. Johannes Janssonius in Amsterdam, 1657, 33 x 40 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Hanschke, Oppenheim am Rhein in historischen Ansichten, Nr. 7.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas
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2014-02-08 00:48:49
. Medlinga. Inferioris Austriae oppidum... Kolorierter Kupferstich aus J. Janssonius "Urbium Totius Germaniae Superioris Illustriorum Clariorumque Tabulae Antiquae & Novae accuratissime elaboratae." Amsterdam 1657, 33,5 x 47 cm - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Nebehay-W. 277 / 83. - Im Vordergrund links unten eine Weinpresse. - Sehr schönes und seltenes Blatt!
Bookseller: Kunsthandlung Johannes Müller
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2014-01-28 13:02:19
MONTAIGNE, MICHEL de.
P. Rocolet, Paris 1657. Folio. Titlepage printed in red and black and with woodcut printer's device. Engraved portrait (serves also as engraved titlepage). (28)+840+(42) pages. Contemporary brown calf binding with richly gilt spine with 6 raised bands and red title-label. Upper spine-end somewhat worn and with old repair. Bookplate on fornt pastedown. Slight foxing here and there.. Nice copy of the last folio edition of Montaigne's essays
Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat
2013-12-17 10:22:55
JANSSON, Joannes
Amsterdam: , c.1657. Size: 500 ×615 mm. Copperplate engraving with early hand colour. Mild staining and spotting to margins, some slight creasing, otherwise in good condition. A wonderful map of central and eastern Africa, by the Dutch cartographer and publisher, Jan Jansson. The map is based on the earlier work by the famous Flemish cartographer, Abraham Ortelius, showing the mythical kingdom of the Christian king - Prester John. The map continues to depict the 2 Ptolemaic lakes of Zaire and Zaflan. The map contains numerous rivers, villages and settlements and is highly embellished with a delightful title cartouche, a blazing sun emblem.Elephants, ostriches, monkeys and other animals are seen throughout the interior.
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2013-12-02 18:48:35
CROMWELL, Oliver
[Whitehall:] 1 June, 1657. Bifolium folded once to folio (328 × 228 mm). Written in a secretarial hand in italic with some secretary forms on one side of the paper only, signed by Cromwell at head, docketed on verso. Creased where folded, some small holes at crease, some browning, overall very good. Cromwell as his role as Lord Protector appoints the judges for the coming summer circuit, among them some of the most famous names in 17th-century English legal history: Edward Askyn, Unton Crooke, Erasmus Earle, John Glynne, Mathew Hale, Roger Hill, Richard Newdigate, Robert Nicholas, John Parker, Oliver St John, Peter Warburton, and Hugh Wyndham. The most renowned of them all, Mathew Hale, survived the Restoration, was knighted, and "left a place in national memory as the type of the virtuous lawyer and the incorruptible judge" (ODNB).
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2013-10-27 19:20:45
GVEVARA, António de.
- y alabança de Aldea. Dirigido al muy alto, y muy poderoso señor Rey de Portugal, Don Iuan Tercero deste nombre. Compuesto por ilustre señor Don Antonio de Gueuara, Obispo de Mondoñedo, predicador, y chronista e del consejo de su Magestad. Muestra el auctor en este libro, mas que en ninguno de los otros q[eu] han compuesto, la grandeza de su eloquência, y la delicadeza de su ingenio. Va al estilo de Marco Aurelio, porque el auctor es todo vno. Con las licencias necessárias. EN COIMBRA. En la oficina de Manoel Dias impressor de la Vniversidade: año 1657. Junto com: LIBRO LLAMADO ASVISO DE PRIVADOS, y doctrina de cortezanos. Dirigido al ilustre señor Don Francisco de los Cobos, Comendador mayor de Leon, y del consejo de Su Magestad, &c. Compuesto por illustre señor Don Antonio de Gueuara, Obispo de Mondoñedo, predicador, y chronista e del consejo de su Magestad. Es obra muy digna de ler, y muy necessária de a la memoria se encomendar. Con las licencias necessárias. EN COIMBRA. En la oficina de Manoel Dias impressor de la Vniversidade: año 1657. Junto com: LIBRO DE LOS INVENTORES DEL ARTE DE MAREAR, Y de muchos trabajos que se passan en las galeras. Copilado por el ilustre señor Don Antonio de Gueuara, Obispo de Mondoñedo, predicador, y chronista e del consejo de su Magestad. Dirigido al ilustre señor Don Francisco de los Cobos, Comendador mayor de Leon, y del consejo de Su Magestad, &c. Compuesto por illustre señor Don Antonio de Gueuara, Obispo de Mondoñedo, predicador, y chronista e del consejo de su Magestad, &c. Tocanse en el muy excelle?[ilegível]?guedades y avisos muy … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva
2013-10-15 21:11:40
CROMWELL Oliver
Importante e raro documento in inglese a firma autografa "Oliver P.(rotector)" riferito alla vittoria navale di Robert Blake a Santa Cruz di Tenerife. Cromwell ordina ai Commissari dell'Ammiragliato il pagamento di 100 pounds al Capitano Robert Story "per la sua sollecitudine e cura nel condurre l'Intelligence dal Generale Blake, del cui buon esito piacque a Dio, nella Sua grazia, e guidare la nostra flotta contro gli Spagnoli alle Isole Canarie". La brillante vittoria di Blake del 20 aprile 1657 a Santa Cruz, dove sconfisse un'intera flotta di galeoni spagnoli colme di casse d'oro, suscitò un enorme entusiasmo in Inghilterra. Il giorno seguente in cui venne firmato questo documento si tenne una cerimonia di ringraziamento pubblico e il 10 giugno Cromwell stesso scrisse a Blake inviandogli un ritratto miniato in oro e diamanti come segno di ringraziamento. Blake morì al ritorno del suo viaggio, il 17 agosto, quando la sua nave entrò nel porto di Portsmouth. 4 pagine con testo alla prima, 2 bianche, indirizzo alla quarta. Modeste slabbrature al margine destro; alle pagine due e tre bindelle di carta a rinforzo incollate lungo le piegature, lievi macchie e consunzioni.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio di R. C
2013-10-12 17:09:32
Bremen Erhard Berger, 1657 - 418 S. Das ist / Was bey selbigem Reichstage zu Regensburg: Item. Was daneben bey der Wahl des Röm. Königs FERDINANDI IV. und dessen CRONUNG / beydes in jure & facto anzumercken sich erzeiget hat: Sambt der Römischen Königlichen Newen Capitulation. Item / Unpassionirte Gedancken / wieder des HIPPOLITI DE LAPIDE, Von dem Hochlöblichen Hause Oesterreich. Von Reformirung des gantzen Römischen Reichs: Von Verwerffung des Kayserlichen Reichs Hoffrahts: Von Restringirung des Cammergerichts / Von Restabilisirung des vormahligen Regimenti Imperii, und über andere / in seinem / De Ratione Status genannte Buch / vorgestelte verdamliche Anschläge. Item, dienliche Annotata, über die vornembste / in dem jüngsten Reichs-Abscheide de Anno 1654, beides in politischen und Justitz Sachen / enthaltene Hauptpunctze. Was sonst mehr hierin begriffen / das zeiget die negstfolgende Specificatio des Inhalts dieses Tractatus. Durch G. V. H. vom Adel / aus M. Text in Fraktur. Mit einer kolorierten Titelvignette. Auf dem vorderen Rückenspiegel befinden sich zwei handschriftliche eingetragene Nummern. Das Titelblatt trägt eine Anstreichung mit Tinte. Die Rückseite des ersten Blatts trägt handschriftliche Nummerneintragungen. Das vordere Vorsatz trägt eine handschriftliche Besitzereintragung. Der Einband trägt Spuren früher vorhandener Buchschließen. Die Ecken sind bestoßen. Das untere Kapital ist etwas bestoßen. Der Einband ist leicht verzogen. Der Einband ist fleckig. Der Rücken trägt handschriftliche Aufschriften und den Rest eines Bibliotheksetiketts. Das Papier ist teil … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Boller
2013-08-01 17:36:38
Janssonius:
Amsterdam, c. 1657. Map. Copper engraving, 29 x 41.5 cms, recent hand-colour, blank verso. Norwich, from the series of town plans engraved by Janssonius after those in Braun and Hogenberg’s ‘Civitates Orbis Terrarum’.
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2013-07-27 13:48:22
Pascal Blaise
Pierre de la Valle'e [Elzevier], 1657. First duodecimo edition and First Elzevier edition, same year as the first complete 4to edition printed in Paris. This is the first and uncorrected state of two nearly identical issues. 12mo, beautifully bound in regal 18th century full red morocco, the covers framed by an elaborate decorative gilt rolled border surrounding a gilt coat of arms, the spine beautifully gilt tooled in compartments between fine gilt tooled bands, one compartment with a black morocco label gilt lettered and stippled, gilt turn-ins and board edges, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Ex-Libris of the Chateau de Sampigny. [xxiv] 398, 111 pp. A fine and beautiful copy. FIRST ELZEVIER AND EXTREMELY EARLY PRINTING OF THIS MASTERPIECE OF THE MODERN FRENCH LANGUAGE. PMM 140. "The vividness and distinction of his style recalls the prose of Milton at its best". Elzevier's was Pascal's definitive version of the text. It was the first edition to gather the eighteen letters within continuous pagination, and has become the standard text for all successive editions. It also contains, attached at the end and paginated separately the 'Advis de Messieurs les Curez de Paris "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'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 of and distinction of his style recalls the prose of Milton … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquarian Bookshop Buddenbrooks, Inc. [US]
2013-07-25 14:11:11
Sanson D’Abbeville Nicolas
Paris: Chez l'autheur (sic), 1657. First Edition of this fine set of engraved maps depicting North, Central and South America, including the Caribbean Islands. Illustrated with 15 double-page engraved maps, all hand-coloured in outline. Small 4to., (246 x 178 mm), bound in old calf, recently repaired and rebacked in smooth brown calf, ocean blue leather spine labels. [84] pp. First Edition of this fine set of engraved maps depicting North, Central and South America, including the Caribbean Islands. The North American maps include Florida, Canada (a.k.a. "Nouvelle France"), and California (depicted as an island!). There are extremely detailed engraved maps of Mexico, Guatemala, Granada, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Paraguay, and other Central and South American regions, all hand-coloured in outline at the time of publication. The text relates much of the flora, fauna, and natural history of each, with an emphasis on natural resources available for export. "It is generally accepted that the great age of French cartography originated with the work of Nicolas Sanson" (Moreland & Bannister, Antique Maps, p. 128). Sanson (1600-1667) was one of the great French cartographers of the seventeenth century: he published about 300 maps, the first one when he was only eighteen years old. Following his move from Abbeville to Paris he was appointed "Geographe Ordinaire du Roi." The present volume on America is one of the four octavo volumes published by Sanson on the four continents. Tooley gives publication dates of the "America" volume as being "1656, 1657, 1662 and (1676)" although the firs … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.
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2013-07-23 16:17:48
QUARLES, FRANCIS.
Köpenhamn, 1657. 12:o. Grav. porträtt,(15,1 blank),246,(1) s. + ALAN, HANS JENSØN. Catena methodica Salomonis. Det er: Salomon adspreedt/ samblet aff hans ordsprocker/ prædicker/ oc høysang effter Joseph Hals methodum udi tre gudelige konster. [...] Til guds ære/ oc danske mands nytte. Köpenhamn, H. Søde, 1667. 12:o. (24),239,(1) s. Litet elegant lackat spegelbd från 1700-talets första hälft med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerade rygg- och pärmdekorationer, blindpräglade pärmkanter och sprängda snitt. Inlagorna genomgående lager- och småfläckiga. Det andra arbetet hårt skuret med en del bokstavsförluster på sina håll. Några rostfläckar på s. 78-80 och en fuktrand i övre hörn på s. 139-56, liksom bläckfläckar från s. 233 till slutet och ett par revor i texten på s. 233-36 i andra arbetet. Med Bent Juel-Jensens exlibris. Bibliotheca danica I:282 respektive 34. Originalet till det första arbetet, "Enchiridion containing institutions devine and moral" utkom första gången 1640, dedicerades till ärkebiskop Usshers dotter, Elisabeth, och innehöll 300 sentenser. Andra upplagan, som utkom året efter var tillägnad prins Karl, sedermera Karl II, och hade utökats med ytterligare 100. Skriftens popularitet var stor och upplagorna utkom i rask följd, den sista så sent som 1856. Den lilla traktaten är en samling aforismer, ordspråksmässigt formulerade levnadsregler, med religiöst, etiskt, politiskt och ekonomiskt innehåll utan någon bestämd plan eller indelning. Det andra arbetet bygger på den engelska biskopens Joseph Halls skrift "Salomons divine arts of 1. ethicks, 2. politicks, 3. oeco … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Mats Rehnström [SE]
2013-07-22 19:54:07
HEYLYN, Peter (1600-1662)
London: Printed for Henry Seile, 1657. Four parts in one, small folio bound in sixes. (13 1/2 x 8 5/8 inches). Additional title engraved by Robert Vaughan, 4 folding maps engraved by Vaughan (Europe), Goddard (Asia) or Trevethen (Africa and America). Contemporary calf, covers tooled in blind, spine with raised bands in six compartments, tooled in gilt on either side of each band, red morocco lettering piece in the second compartment (expert restoration to top and tail of spine). Second edition of Heylyn's influential work on world history and geography: the most noted 17th century work of its kind. The second edition of Heylyn's Cosmographie is noted for its final section which pokes fun at the satrical voyages and discoveries described in other similar works, but is in itself an early reference to Australia and the Great Southern Continent. The separate title to this section reads: An Appendix to the Former Work, Endeavouring a Discovery of the Unknown Parts of the World. Especially of Terra Australis Incognita, or the Southern Continent. First published in 1652, eight editions of the work appeared before 1700 attesting to its influence and importance. Wing H1690; Sabin 31655.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2013-07-20 17:06:28
Hugo, Herman
Antuerpiae: Apud Lucam de Potter, [1657?]. 12mo (13.7 cm, 5.4"). Engr. t.-p., [10], 346, [2 (blank)] pp.; 45 plts. One of the most influential of the Dutch emblem books, with morals in a combination of Latin verse and prose written by Hugo to accompany the => 45 plates copper-engraved by Boetius à Bolswert. The Jesuit author (1588–1629) designed this devotional volume to follow the three stages of mystical life and meditation: purification (here, Book I: "Gemitus animae poenitentis"), illumination (II: "Vota animae sanctae"), and union (III: "Suspiria animae amantis"). The work was originally published in Antwerp in 1624, and, as stated here, the provincial's permission was renewed on 5 April 1657. The present copy matches Landwehr's collation for entry 353 save for a final printing privilege leaf not present here, cited by Landwehr as bearing a later date; this copy has an integral blank at P6 instead, conforming to the Getty's description of their copy, including their date. Provenance: 19th-century label of the Redemptorists' provincial library of Baltimore; later markings of the Redemptorists' library at Mount St. Alphonsus. DeBacker-Sommervogel, IV, 514–515; Landwehr, Emblem & Fable Books Printed in the Low Countries, 353. Contemporary morocco, covers framed in blind triple fillets, original clasps intact, spine with later hand-inked paper shelving label; binding rubbed overall, especially spine. All edges gilt. Institutional markings as above: front pastedown with 19th-century bookplate and back pastedown with pocket; front free endpaper … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-19 06:13:04
JONSTON, Johannes
Amsterdam: J. J. Schipper, 1657 & 1665. Second Edition. Hardcover. A book that usually suffered from much use, this copy is certainly above the average normally encountered. One plate bound upside down; small tape stains on a handful of plates; one plate with a neatly repaired tear; another plate with slight loss of image. Generally clean and crisp, handsomely bound. Near Fine. Folio (9-1/2" x 15") masterfully bound in recent full vellum lettered in brown on the spine with new endpapers. Six parts in one, four with an engraved title page and two with woodcut title vignettes: DE QUADRUPEDIBUS (1657), [3]-6, [2], 163, [1] pages; DE PISCIBUS ET CETIS (1657), [1]-5, [3], 160 pages; DE EXANGUIBUS AQUATICIS (1665), 58, [2] pages; DE AVIBUS (1657), [12], 160 pages; DE INSECTIS (1657), [8], 147, [1] pages; DE SERPENTIBUS (1665), 37, [1] pages. Jonston's complete and comprehensive compilation of the animal kingdom lavishly illustrated with hundreds of engraved figures, many fanciful or imaginary, many the work of the great German artist Matthew Merian. This copy with 243 of 250 plates (249 called for), most with several figures each, including 79 of 80 in the Quadrupedibus section (lacking plate 49); 48 of 47 in the Piscibus et cetis section (includes one plate not recorded in Nissen: plate 48 with images of a narwhal, containing details of its skull and horn); 19 of 20 in the Exanguibus aquaticis section (lacking plate 3); 57 of 62 in the Avibus section (lacking plates 11, 13, 29, 30, and 34); 28 of 28 in the Insectis section; and 12 of 12 in the Serpentibus et Draconibus sectio … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]
2013-06-19 23:34:08
BERNOULLI, Jacob.
First edition of the "establishment of the fundamental principles of the calculus of probabilities" (Grolier/Horblit). Bernoulli's posthumous treatise was edited by his nephew and is considered the first significant book on probability theory. The title refers to conjectandi, or 'casting' as in the casting of dice. The Ars conjectandi "was the first systematic attempt to place the theory of probability on a firm basis and is still the foundation of much modern practice in all fields where probability is concerned-insurance, statistics and mathematical heredity tables" (PMM). The work is divided into four parts: the first a commentary on Huygens' De ratiociniis in aleae ludo (1657), the second a treatise on permutations and combinations (the former Bernoulli's own term), the third an application of the theory of combination to various games of chance, and the final, and most important, part which contains Bernoulli's philosophical thoughts on probability - as a measurable degree of certainty, necessity and chance, of moral versus mathematical expectation, and of a priori and a posteriori probability. It also contains his theorem, an application of probability to statistics. <br/><br/> PMM 179; Dibner, Heralds of Science, 110; Evans, First Editions of Epochal Achievements in the History of Science, 8; Grolier/Horblit, One Hundred Books Famous in Science,12; Sparrow, Milestones of Science, 21; Barchas, The Making of Modern Science, 46; Norman 216; Honeyman 291.. 4to: 180 x 145 mm. Old vellum. Fully complete; pp. [IV], 306; 35, [1:errata] and three folding tables. Some worm hol … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books
2013-06-12 19:15:43
Stefano della BELLA (Firenze 1610 - 1664)
Acquaforte, 1657 circa, firmata in lastra dal secondo stato. Esemplare nel rarissimo primo stato di tre. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana ?grappolo d?uva e lettere? (Ortolani 33 databile alle metà del XVII secolo), con margini, tracce di sporco nella parte bianca e piccola abrasione perfettamente restaurata in basso a sinistra, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Allegro e gioioso baccanale, uno dei capolavori del Della Bella.Bibliografia: De Veme/Massar 102; I/II/; Ortolani 102 I/III; Bertelà 160. Dimensioni 248x225
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius
2013-06-11 12:07:57
Croke, Sr. George, Knight [1560 - 1642]. Grimston, Harebotle [1603 - 1685] - Editor & Translator
London:: Printed by R. Hodgkinsonne, and are to be sold by William Leak, by Thomas Firby,. 1657.. Folio: ¹2 a - b4 c2 A - 4P4. 11-1/2" x 7-1/8". 1st edition (Wing C-7014A). [24], 669, [3] pp.. Period full calf with modern respining to style.. Some wear to binding tips. Extenisve contemporary marginalia. A VG+. copy.. Fairly uncommon legal title in first edition... only one copy at auction these last 30 years. . Frontis. Head- tailpieces. Decorative initial capital letters. Copperplate printer's device to foot of 4P3
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA
2013-06-06 09:00:53
[HUYGENS, Christian] SCHOOTEN, Frans van.
Rare first edition of Schooten's book which contains the first printing of Huygens' famous appendix on games of chance <i>De Ratiociniis in Ludo Aleae</i>; "the first published work on probability theory. It won immediate recognition and became the standard text on probability theory for the next 50 years." (Anders Hald: A History of Probability, ch.6). <br/><br/> (Stephen M. Stigler, Chance is 350 Years Old): "Huygens' presentation dominated the literature for half a century due to its accessibility and near monopoly. And his solutions to the problems of Pascal and Fermat previously solved were fine examples of the work of good mathematical mind. But there was one part of the tract that was strikingly original, and even today appears surprisingly modern." When Huygens began his treatise by listing the elementary first principles of probability, e.g., when you have equal chances to win a or b, then your expectation (the fair price to play the game) is (a+b)/2, etc. Huygens did not present these principles as definitions or axioms as is customary but as "propositions: assertions that required - and were given - proofs. And the proofs were extraordinary for the time, with strong hints of late 20th Century financial mathematics. [For details on these proofs see Stigler's article]. Three hundred fifty years ago, Huygens was the first published scientific probabilist, as well as the first financial engineer, constructing hedges and derivative contracts in order to extend probability theory from common notions of fairness in symmetric situations to very different asymmetric marke … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books
2013-04-03 08:48:02
Hobbes, Thomas
12°, gest. Titelbl., 16 Bl., 403 S., Perg. d. Zeit, Perg. etwas verzogen, gebräunt, schönes Exemplar. Zweite Ausgabe des 1642 erstmals als Manuskript gedruckten Werkes. De Cive (lat. Über den Bürger) ist der Kurztitel eines der Hauptwerke von Thomas Hobbes. Diese Schrift trug in der ersten Ausgabe von 1642 den Titel: «Elementorum philosophiae sectio tertia de cive». Die späteren Ausgaben trugen den Titel: «Elementa philosophica de cive». Der ursprüngliche Titel verweist auf Hobbes' Absicht, das Buch als dritten Teil seines philosophischen Systems der «Elementa philosophiae» zu veröffentlichen, das außerdem die Systemteile «De corpore»(Vom Körper) und «De homine» (Vom Menschen) umfassen sollte. Der spätere Titel geht auf einen Vorschlag von Hobbes' Verleger zurück, der aus ökonomischen Überlegungen vorschlug, den Systembezug auszublenden. Politische Unruhe nötigten Hobbes, zuerst «De Cive» zu schreiben, wenngleich dieses Werk systematisch gesehen an den Schluss gehört. Es setzt sich aus drei Teilen zusammen: Libertas (Freiheit), Imperium (Herrschaft) und Religio (Religion). Im ersten Teil beschreibt Hobbes den Naturzustand, in dem der Mensch sich zunächst befindet, und das Naturrecht, das für Hobbes keine ethische Grundlage hat, sondern nur angibt, wie man optimal (aus Eigennutz) handeln soll (Kapitel II, § 1). Im zweiten Teil begründet er die Notwendigkeit, im Interesse aller Individuen eine stabile Regierung zu gründen. Im letzten Teil werden die wichtigsten Behauptungen mit theologischen Argumenten untermauert. Thomas Hobbes (1588 - 1679) englischer Mathematiker, Staatsth … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej
2013-03-29 23:39:45
LIGON R.
London, Printed for Humphrey Moseley, 1657. 122 large pp + [2] + plates and folding map and plan of sugar mill. 1st ed., fine apart from the map which has been relaid on backing paper with loss of margins and slight loss to image. Later half calf binding with raised bands and marbled boards. There are some ink corrections to the text in the margin in a contemporary hand, conceivably the author's. The first history of the island with much on the fauna and flora plus a very early description of sugar making.
Bookseller: Pennymead Books
2013-03-22 12:27:02
Croke, Sr. George, Knight [1560 - 1642]. Grimston, Harebotle [1603 - 1685] - Editor & Translator
London: Printed by R. Hodgkinsonne, and are to be sold by William Leak, by Thomas Firby, 1657. 1st edition (Wing C-7014A). Period full calf with modern respining to style. Some wear to binding tips. Extenisve contemporary marginalia. A VG+ copy.. [24], 669, [3] pp. Frontis. Head- tailpieces. Decorative initial capital letters. Copperplate printer's device to foot of 4P3 Folio: 2 a - b4 c2 A - 4P4. 11-1/2" x 7-1/8" Fairly uncommon legal title in first edition... only one copy at auction these last 30 years.
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [US]
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2013-02-26 07:56:42
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.
Bookseller: Centralantikvariatet [SE]
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2013-02-12 16:16:10
CEYLON - JANSSONIUS, JOHANNES:
Contp. hand-coloured engraved map of Ceylon. Amsterdam: Janssonius 1657. 41 x 51 cm. With decorative cartouche, ships and seamonsters
Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat
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