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         Miraculi Mundi. Ander Theil. Oder Dessen Vorlängst Geprophezeiten ELIAE ARTIST AE TRIUMPHIRLIcher Ein Ritt. Und auch Was der ELIAS ARTISTA für einer sey? Nemlich der Weisen ihr SAL ARTIS Mirificum, als aller Vegetabilien, Animalien, und Mineralien höchste Medicin [...]. [ANGEBUNDEN] Miraculi Mundi Continuatio. Darinnen die ganze Natur entdecket / und der Weldt nackent und bloß vor Augen gelegt / auch klährlich und ausführlich beweisen / und dargethan wirt / daß auß dem Salpeter aller Vegetabilien, Animalien und Mineralien höchste Medicin zu bereiten / müglich [...] Der Wunderwercken GOttes / und Hermetischen Medicin Liebhabern [...]. Dtsch. Erstausg.

      10 Bll., 113 S. / 133 S., mit zwei eingefalteten Kupfertaf., Kl.-8, Pappband d. Zt. Ferguson I, S.324f Caillet 4579 u. 4580 Vgl. Rosenthal 376 Vgl. Ackermann IV/73. - "In Anlehnung an Jacob Böhmes Natursprachentheorie führte Glauber hier ein neuartiges System der Benennung der Stoffe ein. Wie Böhme glaubte er, aus den natürlichen Namen der Stoffe etwas über jeweiliges Wesen herauslesen zu können." (Dünnhaupt 19.I.1 zur dtsch. Ausg. von 1658) - Die Kupfertafeln im ersten Teil zeigen das Holzbrennen im Freien u. die Laborarbeit am Destillierofen. - Über Glauber (1603 od. 1604-1670) siehe Biedermann S.181f Knopp S. 55f u. Schmieder S. 408f: "So sagt er z.B. in der Continuatio miraculi mundi, Frankfurter Ausgabe, S. 263.: Auch bekenne ich wahrhaftig, daß ich noch zur Zeit den geringsten Nutzen in Verbesserung der Metalle damit nicht gehabt." - Beide Teile wurden in der Reihenfolge vertauscht eingebunden. Einband mit zwei handschriftl. Nrn., leicht bestossen u. fleckig Anmerkungen auf beiden Innendeckeln fliegender Vorsatz entfernt Titel verso u. zwei weitere Seiten mit radiertem Stempel seltene kl. Markierungen wenige Seiten leicht braunfleckig, sonst ein gutes Expl.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange]
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         La Retraite des dix mille de Xénophon, ou l'Expédition de Cyrus contre Artaxerxes de la traduction de Nicolas Perrot, Sieur d'Ablancourt.

      A Paris, chez Augustin Courbé, 1658.. in-12. 8 feuillets. 493 pages. 7 feuillets. (18x12cm). Plein veau. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre. Armes dorées au centre des plats. Roulette dorée sur les coupes. Tranches mouchetées. Mors fendus. Coins émoussés. Coiffes défectueuses. Quelques rousseurs et taches. Petite déchirure à la page de garde. Nouvelle traduction de cet ouvrage, "l'un des plus beaux de l'Antiquité", par Perrot d'Ablancourt, membre de l'Académie française. Titre avec jolie vignette gravée. Ex-libris manuscrit à l'encre brune sur la page de titre: " Monseigneur de Beauvau, archevêque de Narbonne". Les armes sont certainement celles de Charles Le Goux de La Berchère. Une reliure armoriée qui mériterait une restauration.

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         De Vulgi erroribus in medicina libri IV

      Arnold Leers, Rotterdam 1658 - Contemporary full sheep, spine rubbed, hinges cracked but binding sound, title in red and black with old ownership signature, very clean internally. First published in 1638, it criticizes a wide variety of popular medical beliefs and takes issue with some current scientific theories (e.g. Harvey's circulation of the blood). It was translated into French and English and remained influential for some time. (20), 2 blanks, 561pp. Osleriana 3735 Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: 046557. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books (ABAA-ILAB)]
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         Antique Map-ZEELAND-NETHERLANDS-Janssonius-1658

      - Map : 'Zeelandia Comitatus.' (Map of Zeeland.) Copper engraved contemp. hand coloured map of Zeeland, a province in the Netherlands. Cartouche above left with coat of arms, ships on the North Sea and a large cartouche bottom right with coat of arms. This map is by J. Janssonius after W. Blaeu. Latin text on verso. Copper engraving on verge type hand laid paper with watermark. Original old hand colouring. Description: From 'Atlas Novus', published in Amsterdam, 1658 latin edition.Artists and Engravers: Johannes Janssonius also known as Jan Jansson was born 1588 in Arnhem, Netherlands. His father was a bookseller and publisher (Jan Janszoon the Elder). When he married the daughter of the cartographer Jodocus Hondius he also set up a business as book publisher in Amsterdam. His first map was published in 1616. Around 15 years later he set up a partnership with his brother in law Hondius add issued further editions of the Mercator/Hondius atlas. After his death in 1664, his heirs still have published several maps. Many of his plates have been acquired by Pieter Schenk and Gerard Valk. Condition: Excellent; general age related toning; some light staining from handling. Rear latin text. Storage location: B24-23 The overall size is ca. 23.6 x 19.7 inch. The image size is ca. 19.5 x 15 inch. The overall size is ca. 60 x 50 cm. The image size is ca. 49.5 x 38 cm.

      [Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector]
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         Xanxi, Imperii Sinarum Provincia Secunda.

      1658 - Amsterdam, c.1655. Blank verso. Original colour. 410 x 490mm. Nicks to edges, glue stains on reverse. A 17th century map of Shanxi, published in the 'Novus Atlas Sinensis', the first Western atlas of China, compiled from the maps supplied by Martino Martini, a Jesuit missionary who travelled through China 1643-1650.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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         Morgenlandische reyse-Beschreibung. Worinnen zugleich der Zustand der Furnehmbsten Ost-Indianischen Lander, Stadte und der Einwohner Leben

      1658 - , Sitten, Handthierung und Glauben; wie auch die gefahrliche Sciffaht uber das Oceanische Meer berichet wird. herausgegeben van Adam Olearius. First edition. Double-page map, engraved half-title, portrait and 21 fine text engravings. Small folio Contemporary rather soiled, vellum, initialled and dated in large gilt lettering ?C.C. 1658? on the upper cover. The title repaired without loss [xxxvi], 248,[36]pp. Schleswig, Johan Holwein Mandelso went with Adam Olearius to Persia in 1633 to negotiate a trade agreement with the Shah. Instead of staying in Persia or returning with his fellow ambassadors he continued his journey to the court of the Mogul Emperor via Surat and thence south to Ceylon returning to Europe via, Madagascar and the Cape of Good Hope. His observations are varied and enjoyable enhanced by illustrations mainly from his own hand, including a view of the fortified island of Hormuz, one of Madagascar and a particularly attractive engraved title. At the end of the volume there is a lengthy description of the East Indian Islands, with description too of the political situation in Formosa and Japan, one imagines this is written by Olearius who supplies a short panegyric poem celebrating Mandelso's all too short life (1616-1644). The first complete edition of Mandelslo's travels. A less full account had previously been appended to Olearius's account of the mission. Cordier, 878. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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         A Compleat History Of Drugs by M.Pomet. ( See remainder of very long title on photographs )

      M. Pomet was a distinguished French pharmacist( 1658-1699)who published his "History Of Drugs" in French in 1694. These two volumes are the First of the subsequent English translations . Pomet derived drugs from plant, animal, and mineral products) including ground mummies and unicorn horn) Wonderful 400 copper plate engravings over 86 plates.( All present) The worn calf bindings may well be original and apart from old damp stains and wrinkles to the front end papers, these 2 volumes are in Very Good condition.

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         The Whole Duty of Man, Laid down in a plain and Familiar Way for the Use of All, but especially the Meanest Reader.

      R. Norton 1658 - Hardcover in presumed original leather covered boards which have been professionally rebacked and repaired with gilt decoration on boards and spine with five raised bands and gilt titles, some repaired pages (see photos), page 401 has some loss, some previous owners names in ink on verso of title page and page 401, other small annotations throughout, all edges gilt, marbled end papers, Very Good condition commensurate with age. First edition, pp 503, engraved frontis, preface by Dr. H. Hammond. A Very Scarce first edition of this important theological work. From Wikipedia: The consensus view of modern scholars is that the likely author was Richard Allestree, but at the time of publication (towards the end of the Interregnum) the High Church tradition it represents was a politically dangerous position. The authorship was well concealed, and it has been noted that the work has been attributed to at least 27 people, beginning with Hammond himself., The Whole Duty of Man is mentioned in novels as a work typically to be found in small personal libraries. Examples are "a Family Bible, a "Josephus," and a "Whole Duty of Man", in The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy; "a shelf on which Mrs Julaper had her Bible, her Whole Duty of Man, and her Pilgrim's Progress", in The Haunted Baronet by Sheridan Le Fanu; and "the bookcases, where Fox's "Lives of the Martyrs" nestled happily beside "The Whole Duty of Man" in The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois. Richard Brinsley Sheridan guyed it in The Rivals. Thomas Babington Macaulay wrote of William Sherlock's Treatise on Death that it "during many years, stood next to the Whole Duty of Man in the bookcases of serious Arminians". David Hume, a critic, wrote in his An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, that "I suppose, if Cicero were now alive, it would be found difficult to fetter his moral sentiments by narrow systems; or persuade him, that no qualities were to be admitted as virtues, or acknowledged to be a part of PERSONAL MERIT, but what were recommended by The Whole Duty of Man". Benjamin Franklin wrote, in a letter to his wife, regarding his daughter Sally, "I hope she continues to love going to church, and would have her read over and over again the Whole Duty of Man, and the Lady¿s Library." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Deeside Books]
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      London, printed by Jo. Streater, and sold by Humphrey Moseley, John Sweeting, John Clark, and George Sawbridge, 1658. In four books. Learnedly and moderately treating of generation, and the parts thereof; the soul, and its immortality; of plants and living creatures; of diseases, their symptoms and cures, and many other rarities not treated of by any author extant; ... Whereunto is added one book containing philosophical and prudential rules how man shall become excellent in all conditions, whether high or low, and lead his life with health of body and mind. Fit for the use of those that practise physick, and all others that desire to search into the hidden secrets of nature, for increase of knowledge. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1658. Small folio in fours, approximately 280 x 185 mm, 11 x 7¼ inches, title page printed red and black, pages: (16), 398, lacking final blank leaf, bound in full contemporary calf, blind rules to covers, raised bands and blind rules to spine, later gilt lettered morocco label and endpapers. Covers slightly stained and slightly worn at corners, hinges rubbed and a little tender, tiny chip to leather at top of upper hinge, old inscription at foot of original front endpaper, title page slightly dusty, small crease to top corner of first 5 leaves, as in other copies A4 (last leaf of Preface) is a cancel and slightly uneven at fore-edge, small closed tear to 1 lower corner, repaired, not affecting text, 1 upper outer corner torn off, no loss of text, tip of another corner missing, a few small rusty marks, mainly to margins, no loss of legibility. A very good tight copy of the scarce English first edition. First published in Latin in Antwerp in 1559 in two books, it was reissued in 1564 enlarged to 4 books. It was enormously popular on the continent of Europe translated into Italian in 1560 and into French and German in 1567 and 1575. Although it continued to be reissued in Latin well into the 17th century it was not translated into English until 1658. Levinus Lemnius or Lemmens (1505-1568) was born at Zirickzee in the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands. At first he studied theology, then medicine under the famous anatomist Vesalius. He graduated at Padua in 1525 and then practised medicine successfully in his native town. He was a friend of Dodoens and Conrad Gesner. This work was his most famous and important, a Book of Secrets with large sections on medical matters and natural history: procreation and birth, medicinal plants, influence of the moon on plant growth, epilepsy, sleepwalkers, sleeping with an open mouth, the benefits of wine drinking, alcoholism, healing power of gemstones. In addition he is very interested in the occult and extraordinary natural phenomena, miraculous happenings, monsters and monstrous births. The final section, the Exhortation, beginning on page 315 deals with religious and moral topics. Ferguson, Bibliotheca Chemica, Volume II, page 23; Ferguson, Books of Secrets, Index, page 22; Krivatsy, 17th Century Books in the National Library of Medicine, page 701, No. 6873; Wellcome Library, Volume III, p. 489. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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      Amsterdam Jansonium 1658 8° Pagine 1 carta bianca + 67 + 3 non numerate + 2 tavole incise fuori testo + 1 carta bianca Unito a: FURNORUM PHILOSOPHORUM PARS ALTERA Pagine 148 + 4 non numerate + 1 tavola incisa fuori testo Unito a: FURNORUM PHILOSOPHICORUM PARS TERTIA Pagine 55 Unito a: FORNACUM PHILOSOPHICARUM PARS QUARTA Pagine 83 + 2 non numerate + 1 tavola incisa a piena pagina + 1 carta bianca Unito a: FORNACUM PHILOSOPHICARUM PARS QUINTA Pagine 54 con 3 tavole incise a piena pagina e 4 incisioni nel testo + 1 carta bianca Unito a: ANNOTATIONES IN APPENDICEM QUINTAE PARTIS FORNACUM PHILOSOPHICARUM (...) Pagine 72 Legatureùa 900esta da amatore in pelle marrone con motivi floreali incisi. Le 2 carte bianche originali restaurate. Da pagina 19 a pagina 72 delle ANNOTATIONES tracce di tarlo con purtroppo perdta di testo. Esemplare brunito data la qualità della carta. Nel complesso buonissima copia. Rara seconda edizione di questo lavoro di carattere alchemico/fisico del Glauber. Cfr: Ferguson II, 323 Gugel 1 Duveen 252 Sotheran I, 1560 Read p. 92 Verginell-Rota p. 148 per la prima edizione del 1651

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         Rebecca van Tweelinghen Swangher, Suchtende over de worstelingen van Esau ende Jacob. Dat is: LV. Predicatien over het sevende Capittel tot den Romeynen. Waer in specialijck den strijdt tusschen Vleesch ende Gheest, ter occasie van de klachte Pauli, naecktelijck wordt verklaert. In-ghestelt, ende in de Ghemeynte Jesu Christi tot Haerlem, gepredickt.

      Haerlem, Hendrick van Marcken, en Robert Tinneken 1658. (14) 360 (8) p. Opnieuw gebonden half Perkament, 4° (titelpagina verstevigd, SGT-W311).

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         Loan l'enfant Abbauillaeus.

      1658.(). Original etching and drypoint. 33.5 x 24.5 cm. (13.25 x 19.5 in) in the plate. Titled, signed, dated in the plate. Small tear, top left corner; exhibits mionor foxing/disoloration, mainly in the margins; else VG.

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         Johan. Piscatoris Commentarii in omnes libros Novi Testamenti: antehac separatim editi: nunc verò in unum volumen collecti. Quibus continentur I. Analysis logica singulorum librorum & capitum. II. Scholia in singula capita. III. Observationes locorum doctrinae è singulis capitibus. Omnia ante obitum ab authore recognita. Quibus accessit index rerum & verborum accuratissminus atque lucupletissmimus. Editio quarta, hinc inde locupletata.

      Herbornae Nassoviorum, 1658 - Von befriedigender Erhaltung. Die Bindung etwas gelockert. Der vordere Deckelbezug am Fuß mit kleinen Fehlstellen. Das Buch endet mit Seite 804. Die Seiten 805 - 830 liegen in Kopie bei, der Index fehlt zur gänzlich. 4 Blatt, 804 Seiten. Latein 2000g

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         Historischer und verständiger Blumen - Gärtner oder ...... Fortsetzung siehe Beschreibung

      Garten ..............Unterricht von Bau - und Wartung der Blumen , Bäume und Stauden - Gewächse , so zur Aufputzung eines Garten dienen können , dabey zugleich geweisen wird , wie und welcher gestalt allerhand Lust - Stücken , bedeckte Gänge , Lust - Gebüsch und Rasen - Plätze , Portale , Säulen und andere dergleichen Stücken , welche sich gemeiniglich in grosseen Gärten und nbey Land - Gütern zu befinden pflegen , anzulegen und zuzurichten seyn , so, alles aufs deutlichste und verständlichste gezeigt wird - , Diesem sin annoch beigefügt nützliche Unterredungen und Gespräche zwischen einem Garten - Liebhaber und Gärtner , von Anlegung , Wartung und Pflegung eines Baum - und Küchen - Gartens , dabey allerhand neue und probat erfundene Garten -Künste , nicht weniger neue Anmerckungen von Wart - und Pflegung der Bäume , den Liebhaber mitgeteilet werden - , 2 Blätter Widmung + 2 Blätter Vorrede + 576 S. Blumengärtner + 20 Kupfer , desweiteren diverse kleine Abbildungen im Text , ab S. 577 " Unterredungen und Gesprächen ........- S. 783 + 30 S. Register , Pappband der Zeit , neben dem Titelblatt noch ein weiterer Kupfer , !! es fehlt der Rücken !! , die Tafeln sind größtenteils lose , der Einband berieben und bestoßen , Buchblock gut erhaltenmit rotem Schnitt =: Louis Liger *1658 - 1717* = auf Wusch kann die Anschrift einer guten Restauratorin übermittelt werden ! =

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         Reports and Cases of Law: Argued and Adjudged in the Courts of Law, at Westminster. In the Time of Queen Elizabeth, from the 18th to the 33th Year of Her Raign

      Will. Hughes, London 1658 - Size: Small 4to. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is sound. Rebacked, full brown calf, [12], 336, [7] pages, Index. Printed by Tho. Roycroft, for Nath. Ekins. The first of parts of Leonard's Reports and Cases, published from 1658 to 1675. Covers worn, especially around edges, some worm holes in bottom margin of first 25 pages, early owner signatures and scattered notations in period ink throughout, damp staining and toning. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 14 oz. Category: Politics & Government; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 012668. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Lo scudo ne giorni canicolari, che contiene diverse acq. concie, ad uso d' Androfillo Sannatéle. Anno 1658.

      Probably Tuscany, 1658. - Small 4to (117 x 155 mm). Italian manuscript in black ink on paper. Title, blank leaf, (24) pp. Rebound in modern half leather. Remarkable mid-17th-century Italian manuscript in the Tuscan dialect, entitled "Shield for the Dog Days" and containing a total of 29 numbered recipes for flavoured and perfumed waters to help the thirsty through the hottest days of summer. The recipes include "acque di Gelsumini" (Jasmine water), "acqua con fiori di melangoli" (water flavoured with blossoms of bitter oranges), "acqua di limoni" (lemonade), "acqua di foglie di cedro" (cedar leaf water), "acqua di fraule" (strawberry water), "acqua di Tubarosa" (tuberose water), but also cocoa drinks ("per far la cicolata") and coffee ("per far cafe"), etc. Also, a recipe "how to lend any water the colour of wine without changing its taste" ("per dare il colore di vino a qualsi vogl' acqua senza levarli il sapore"). The inventor of these recipes, who calls himself "Androfilo Sannatele", could not be identified; the name is likely a professional alias. - Some waterstaining and ink corrosion (loss of page numbers, otherwise well legible). A rare survival. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Opuscula Varia Posthuma Philosophica Civilia

      Londini - R Danielis, 1658 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. An important collection of posthumously published essays by Sir Francis Bacon. The first edition and the first publication of this work. Entirely in the original Latin. This work has been collated using the online copy available from Harvard University Libraries and is complete. Gibson 230a, First edition, first issue with the publisher's imprint being 'R Danielis'. This edition has the comma to line 8 of the title which Gibson only notes as being a variant for the second issue. However,it would appear that the first issue has this comma also. This workcomprises ofseveral previously unpublished writings including a biography on Bacon by the editor William Rawley. The editor of this work, William Rawley, was Sir Francis Bacon'schaplain and literary executor. He preservedand oversaw the posthumous publication of many of Bacon's works. Rawley worked with many associates topreserve Bacon's memorythrough these posthumous publications. Several essaysto this work include'Historia Densi & Kari', 'Topica Inquisitionis de Luce & Lumine', 'Imago Civilis Julii Caesaris', 'Imago Civilis Augusi Caesaris' as well as several more. 'Opuscula Sex Philosophica Simul Collecta','Opus Illustre in felicem memoriam Elizabethae Angliae Reginae' and 'confesso Fidei Anglicano Sermone Conscripta' all have separate dated title pages, as called for. The essay on Queen Elizabeth's felicity was previously published, in English, in 1651. This appears tobe the first Latin appearance. Sir Francis Bacon was a famous English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator and author. He served he roles of Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. He livedduring the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and James I/VI. ESTC number R3950. Thisis a fascinating collection of essays from one of the greatest minds offifteenth and sixteenthcentury England. Condition: Rebound in a full calf binding with blind stamping to the boards and extremities. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear. Spine has faded slightly. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, Nicholas Wall. Title page has been repaired by being laid down on another leaf. Small loss to the bottom of original leaf. Prior owner's initials to title page. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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         Histoire des connestables : chanceliers, et gardes des seaux : mareschaux : admiraux, sur-intendans de la navigation, et genéraux des galères de France : des grands-maistres de la Maison du Roy : et des prévosts de Paris : depuis leur origine : avec leurs armes et blasons. Ouvrage commencé, & mis au iour par Iean Le Féron, l'an 1555. Reveu & continué iusques à présent. Augmenté de diverses recherches, & pièces curieuses, non encore imprimées, servans au plus grand éclaircissement de ce recueil.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale 1658 - six parties en un volume in-folio, [10] ff. n. ch. (faux-titre & titre, dédicace, avis, tables), 75 pp. [connétables] ; [6] ff. n. ch., [194] pp. mal chiffrées 192 (il y a un carton chiffré 29a) [chanceliers] ; [4] ff. n. ch., [136] pp. mal chiffrées 134 (il y a un carton chiffré 91 [maréchaux] ; [4] ff. n. ch., 103 pp. [amiraux] ; [4] ff. n. ch., 53 pp. [grands-maîtres] ; [4] ff. n. ch., 50 pp. [prévôts des marchands], nombreux blasons dans le texte, demi-basane fauve, dos à nerfs orné de filets, guirlandes et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre cerise, tranches rouges (rel. du XIXe siècle). Mors supérieurs fendus, coiffe supérieure rognée. Ultime édition de ces listes armoriales dont la première sortie remonte à 1555 ; elle est naturellement préférable à toutes les précédentes, tant pour les améliorations apportées au texte que pour les armes. Saffroy I, 12878 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Les chansons de Gaultier Garguille. Nouvelle édition. Suivant la Copie imprimée à Paris en 1731

      s.é., A Londres 1658 - [Chansons] Nouvelle édition. Exemplaire sur papier vergé d'édition petit in-12 plein maroquin janséniste vert sapin, encadrement de filets à froid dans les caissons, titre et date dorés dans des caissons, encadrement de filets à froid sur les plats, filets dorés sur les coupes, riche dentelle intérieure dorée, tête et tranches dorées (Duru 1853). Une gravure en frontispice représentant Gau(l)tier Garguille. [Hugues Guéru, surnommé " Fléchelles " (dans les pièces sérieuses), " Gaultier-Garguillo " à Rouen, " Gaultier-Garguille " ou " Gaultier-Garguif " à Paris, dans les farces, né vers 1582 à Sées et mort le 10 décembre 1633 à Paris, est un comédien, poète et chansonnier grivois français. Guéru se spécialisa dans les rôles de vieillards, d'abord au théâtre du Marais en 1598, devenant en sus chansonnier grivois en chantant des couplets à la fin des spectacles, dont il publia un recueil, puis, entra à l'Hostel de Bourgogne en 1619, qu'il quitta quatre ans plus tard pour l'Hôtel d'Argent. Il fit un trio de paillasses avec Gros-Guillaume et Turlupin, qui le suivirent dans ses divers théâtres. Comédien d'élection de Richelieu et Louis XIII, il fut appelé : " La merveille des comédiens de France ". Les frères Parfaict, dans leur Histoire du Théâtre-Français; Gouriet, dans ses Personnages célèbres de rues de Paris; Boucher d'Argis, dans ses Variétés historiques, le présentent comme une des gloires de la farce. " Il était maigre, avec de longues jambes fines et un gros visage, aussi ne jouait-il jamais sans son masque à grande barbe pointue; il portait une calotte noire et plate, des escarpins noirs et des manches de frise rouge, un pourpoint et des chausses de frise noire ". Surtout réputé sous le nom de " Gaultier-Garguille " dans un répertoire de farces, il jouait quelques fois aussi les rois dans des pièces sérieuses sous le pseudonyme de " Fléchelles ". " [.] à lui les rôles de vieillards ou de cocus. Sa calotte noire, son masque chevelu avec la barbe pointue et l'habit noir soulignait un corps maigre, aux longues jambes, dont les contemporains admiraient la souplesse de marionnette. " (Mazouer, Le Théâtre français de l'âge classique, 2006, p.36). Les foires à l'époque, étaient, par la difficulté de communication, des lieux privilégiés d'échange et de rencontres. Les ouvertures de foires correspondaient en général à quelque grande fête de l'Église et se faisaient avec des cérémonies spectaculaires. L'ouverture de la foire du Pré à Rouen est le " théâtre " choisi par notre auteur pour sa facétie qui contient des détails de moeurs, des descriptions de coutumes et de personnages connus. Il y fut longtemps farceur avec le sieur Thomassin. Il a également écrit un recueil de chansons et quelques prologues imprimés en 1631. les noms de Gaultier et de Garguille sont attestés dans le lexique populaire avec " prendre Gaultier pour Garguille " pour signifier " se méprendre " et avec " n'épargner ni Gautier ni Garguille " pour " n'épargner personne ". [ " XXIV. Mon père m'a donné mary, / Un faux vieillard tout racourcy, / Tant j'eftois innocente, / Qui n'avoit point, qui n'avoit point / De bonne avoyne à vendre. / Un faux vieillard tout racourcy, / La nuict que couchay avec luy, Après ma longue attente, / Il me jura qu'il n'avoit point / De bonne avoyne à vendre. / La nuict que couchay avec luy, Se recula & s'endormit, / Je demeurai conftante, / Croyant alors qu'il n'avoit point / De bonne avoyne à vendre. / Se recula & s'endormit, / Tout promptement je fors du lict, / M'en vay chez mon pere & lui dift / Fafchée & mal plaifante, / Il n'en a point, ce faux vieillard, / De bonne avoyne à vendre. / M'en vay chez mon père, & lui dift, / Mon père il me faut un amy, / Qui librement fe vante / D'avoir au defaut du vieillard / De bonne avoyne à vendre. " (Les chansons de Gaultier Garguille, p.44-45)] Provenance : de la bibliothèque Jordan (ex-libris armorié sur une garde) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Briefve Histoire de l'institution des Ordres Religieux. Avec les figures de leurs Habits, gravées sur le cuivre par

      chez Adrien Menier, 1658. Cm. 23, pp. (8) 45 (3) + un frontespizio figurato, un'antiporta e 72 tavole di figure incise, ciascuna accompagnata da una pagina di spiegazione, anch'essa incisa. Legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e filetti in oro. Ex libris. Privo di sguardie e con un alone molto chiaro all'angolo alto delle carte. Esemplare peraltro completo e ben conservato.

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         Iacobi Cuiacii ic. Praestantissimi Operum Priorum quae de iure fecit Tomus secundus, Tomi II pars altera, Tomus tertius

      Impensin Societatis Typographicae Librorum Officij Ecclesiastici, 1658. LATINO 5,8 Numero 3 secentine rilegate in tutta pergamena con fregi e titoli oro ai dorsi oramai scoloriti e illeggibili. Tgli spruzzati di rosso, ai frontespizi in rosso e nero presente bella vignetta incisa a soggetto religioso con motto. Testo su due colonne, pagine ingiallite con gore gialle, al tomo terzo su alcune pagine lavorio di tarli ai margini esterni che non intacacno la stampa. Nonostante i segni del tempo le pagine sono fruibili e le legature salde. Presenti richiami e segnatura dei fascicoli. Opera incompleta USATO

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         Halichot Eli.

      Yedidia Gabbay printer Izmir 1658 - 4to (19.5 x 15 cm). ff. 80, signature and Hebrew inscription of the owner in ink on title page dated 1663, high quality paper. Recent dark green cloth binding, speckled edges; slightly rubbed. Halichot Eli is a book of Talmudical rules, arranged in alphabetical order. At the top of the title page appears an inscription in cursive Italian Hebrew writing: 'I, Chaim Sagri have purchased this in Izmir on the banks of the sea, during my visit in Adar 1667—' Rabbi Chaim Sagri (Otzar HaRabbanim 6088), was a prominent Italian rabbi and a predecessor of the Sagri line of rabbis and bankers. A Torah scholar and Kabbalist, he was one of the first disciples of the Rabach [Rabbi Binyamin HaCohen of Regio]. In the summer of 1666, Rabbi Chaim Sagri headed a delegation of Italian rabbis on a journey to Izmir to investigate the ways of the false Messiah Sabbatai Zevi (Ghirondi, Toldot Gedolei Yisrael BeItalia, page 107). According to Shulvass (Rome and Jerusalem p. 120), at that time Rabbi Chaim was still an admirer of Sabbatai Zevi. One of the first Hebrew printings in Izmir - see article by Y.S. Speigel [Alei Sefer, 4, 1977, pp. 126-127] concerning the date of printing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         De communione veteris ecclesiae, syntagma.

      1658 - Ex Bibliotheca Johannis Jonstoni. (Wyd. 1). Amsterdam 1658. Ex Officina Elzeviriana. (13,5 x 8,5 cm), s. 235, winiety. (+SECOND TITLE): LYDIUS Jacobus - Agonistica sacra, sive Syntagma. Vocum & Phrasium Agonisticarum, quae In S. Scriptura, imprimis vero In Epistolis S. Pauli Apostoli occurunt. Cum additamentis Johannis Lomejeri. Zutphaniae 1700. Sumtibus Johannis a Spyk [.] & Danielis Schutten. (13,5 x 8,5 cm), k. [23], s. 200, k. [13], współopr., opr. pł współcz. (Estr. T. 18). Ślady niew. zawilg. Stan dobry. Jonston J. (1603-1675), znakomity przyrodnik, lekarz i filozof polski XVII wieku. Pochodził z rodziny szkockiej, urodzony w Szamotułach, większość życia spędził w Lesznie na posadzie u Bogusława Leszczyńskiego. Poczucie narodowe Jonstona najlepiej oddaje jego własne określenie "Scoto-Polonus". Niezwykle wszechstronny twórca. Z jego dzieł uczyło się w Europie kilka pokoleń Lydius Jacobus (1610-1679), holenderski teolog i filolog, poeta. 2 WORKS BOUND TOGETHER. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Sylva Sylvarum : Or, a Naturall History. In Ten Centuries; Whereunto is Newly Added the History Naturall and Experimentall of Life and Death, or of the Prolongation of Life.

      London: London, printed by A.M. for William Lee 1658., 1658. Book measures 11 1.4 x 7 1/2 inches, [ 29x19mm ]. Complicated collation, engraved title, dated 1651, printed title dated 1658, [16],218pp, table of chief matters, [19pp],receipt for the gout [1pp], title page of '' Articles of Enquiry '', dated 1662, page numbers continue from 218-228pp, title page of '' New Atlantis '', 36pp, title page of '' History Natural '', dated 1658, [8pp], 64pp. Lacking engraved portrait. Bound in modern quater calf, cloth boards, gilt title lettering. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, some occasional light staining or marking. Pages in good clean condition. A very good clean solid copy. . Quarter Calf. Very Good. Small Folio.

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         La Retraite des dix mille de Xénophon, ou l'Expédition de Cyrus contre Artaxerxes de la traduction de Nicolas Perrot, Sieur d'Ablancourt.

      A Paris, chez Augustin Courbé, 1658. - in-12. 8 feuillets. 493 pages. 7 feuillets. (18x12cm). Plein veau. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre. Armes dorées au centre des plats. Roulette dorée sur les coupes. Tranches mouchetées. Mors fendus. Coins émoussés. Coiffes défectueuses. Quelques rousseurs et taches. Petite déchirure à la page de garde. Nouvelle traduction de cet ouvrage, "l'un des plus beaux de l'Antiquité", par Perrot d'Ablancourt, membre de l'Académie française. Titre avec jolie vignette gravée. Ex-libris manuscrit à l'encre brune sur la page de titre: " Monseigneur de Beauvau, archevêque de Narbonne". Les armes sont certainement celles de Charles Le Goux de La Berchère. Une reliure armoriée qui mériterait une restauration.

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         Sicherer und Geschwinder Artzt, oder Vollständiges Arzneybuch, worinn alle Krankheiten des menschlichen Leibes, samt derselben Kuren in alphabetischer Ordung beschrieben seyn

      mit einem Frontispiz (dieses mit geringen Randläsuren und einem Fleckchen), einem zweifarbigen Titel in Rot-schwarz zahlreichen hübschen Titel- Kopf- und Schlusvignetten, (27) Blätter, 1118 (recte 1116) Seiten, (14) Blätter (index in deutscher und lateinischer Sprache) 11x18, braunes O Ldr der Zeit mit Rückentitel und reicher Vergoldung am Buchrücken, Theodor Zwinger (der Jüngere) 1658 - 1724, war Physiker und Arzt und stammte aus einer berühmten Basler Gelehrten-Familie. Nach Aufenthalten in Frankreich, insbesondere in Paris und Strassburg, erhielt er zunächste einen Lehrstuhl der Rhetorik, später für Physik, bevor er sich 1711 gänzlich der Medizin zuwandte. Der vorliegende Titel stellt seine bedeutenste Arbeit dar, die in mehreren Auflagen erschien. Die vorliegend 7. Auflage ist die maßgebliche

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         Shijuhattana [48 Shelves]

      48 full-page woodcuts. 25 folding leaves. Large 8vo, orig. wrappers (wrappers rather tired, occasional light staining), new stitching. N.p.: 1658.First edition and very rare; WorldCat does not locate a copy. This is a very early and highly specialized monograph describing the design and construction of 48 different kinds of shelves, each with a specific purpose. They include staggered shelves; shelves to display art objects; shelves with pillars; ornamental shelves; shelves built to hold heavy loads; shelves which can be used as desks; a shelf for a bird cage; shelves to display fans; shelves to suggest cherry blossoms, plum blossoms, and pine, willow and maple trees; folding shelves; shelves with sliding doors; shelves for baskets; shelves tall enough for a two story house; symmetrical pairs of shelves; shelves for religious and ceremonial objects; shelves to store kimono; etc., etc.The colophon leaf states that the designs and techniques of construction had hitherto been passed on by word-of-mouth and practical experience.Throughout this book, a contemporary annotator has furnished measurements for each shelf design, with the occasional comment.Very good copy of an extremely rare book. Minor worming.

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         't Boeck van de Vroet-wyfs. In 't welcke men mach leeren alle Heymelyckheden van de Vrouwen, ende in wat gestalte de Mensche in zijn Moeders Lichaem ontfanghen, groeyet en ghebooren wort. Vertaald uit het Duits door Martyn Evebaert B. [= Everhart], Amsterdam, Broer Jansz, 1622.

      4°, 74+4 pp., cont. vellum binding. Illustrated with 33 wood engravings (of which 6 full-page) in the text and an angraving depicting child-birth on the titlepage, all after Jos Amman. In the front and in the back several blank pages bound together with 11 pages with notes in cont. handwriting, amongst which 12 prescriptions against after-effects and notes from 1658 stating that the book is the property of onse suster Heijnderijckijen Claes Jans dochter, wonende aen de Odijker steegh', signed in The Hague by mijn Frederick Jaenen, sieckentrooster in's-Gravenhage en Maria Klaes Jans dochter, mijne huijsvrouwe'. Further notes from A. Wingelaar dated 1680 at the end of the book. Very rare. B0944.

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         Les recherches du Sieur Chorier, sur les Antiquitéz de la Ville de Vienne, Métropole des Allobroges, Capitale de l'Empire Romain dans les Gaules, des deux Royaumes de Bourgogne, & présentement du Dauphiné (1658)

      - « Première partie de la Topographie Historique des principales Villes de Dauphiné ». À Lyon, chez Claude Baudrand, 1658. Édition originale de ce texte au format in 12 comprenant 4 ff « À messieurs les Consuls de Vienne » + 2 ff « Au lecteur », 504 pages avec les pages 123 à 141 qui sont manuscrites d'époque puis de 175 à 186, 3 ff « Fautes d'impression », erreur de pagination (à la page 504 la pagination devient 495-496-499 à 504). Le tout dans une reliure plein veau d'époque, dos à nerfs, tranches rouges, ayant pour défauts les coiffes frottées, les coins émoussés, mais bel aspect. À noter que cet ouvrage indiqué comme première partie, n'est en fait que la première partie d'une série de descriptions des principales villes du Dauphiné, qui doit prendre place dans l'histoire générale du Dauphiné que l'auteur était en train de préparer. Malheureusement ce projet n'aboutira pas et seul ce volume parut. Dans cet ouvrage, l'histoire de la ville de Vienne y est conté jusqu'à Louis XIII. La description est faite des monuments anciens et modernes et des inscriptions antiques, dont le texte est donné dans l'ouvrage. Édition originale fort rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Briefve Histoire de l'institution des Ordres Religieux. Avec les figures de leurs Habits, gravées sur le cuivre par

      chez Adrien Menier,, A Paris, 1658 - Cm. 23, pp. (8) 45 (3) + un frontespizio figurato, un'antiporta e 72 tavole di figure incise, ciascuna accompagnata da una pagina di spiegazione, anch'essa incisa. Legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e filetti in oro. Ex libris. Privo di sguardie e con un alone molto chiaro all'angolo alto delle carte. Esemplare peraltro completo e ben conservato. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         L'economia del Cittadino in Villa... Libri VII. In questa Quarta Impressione riveduta, et accresciuta in molti luoghi, con l'aggiunta delle qualità del Cacciatore.

      Per gli Eredi del Dozza, 1658. Cm. 22, pp. (8) 624 (16). Grande vignetta incisa in rame al frontespizio. Leg. coeva in piena pergamena floscia. Esemplare assai genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Opera classica, spesso ristampata, con capitoli riguardanti l'agricoltura e la gastronomia. Sempre citata nelle bibliografie venatorie per il capitolo finale sul cacciatore e per vari altri richiami nel testo. Cfr. Ceresoli, Westbury e Piantanida (1807) che citando la prima edizione (del 1644) afferma: "Il libro I tratta del pane e del vino; il II delle viti e delle api; il III del cortile con interessanti nozioni di culinaria; il IV dell'orto e del modo di cucinare le verdure; il V del giardino; il VI della coltivazione dei campi; il VII delle influenze del sole e della luna sulla coltivazione con curiose descrizioni di banchetti e pranzi e consigli sulla caccia". Di notevole interesse inoltre altri capitoli di gastronomia tra cui uno elenca i 110 modi per condire e cucinare la carne di maiale.

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         Verscheyde aenmerckingen nopende de onvruchtbaerheyt [...] siecten der vrouwen ende de geboorte der kinderen. 2 delen in 1 band, Delft, A. Bon, 1658.

      Full vellum, (18)+133+(4)+88+(1) pp. Illustrated ith portrait of Louise and engraved title page. Bourgeois (le Boursier dus Coudray) was the Parisian midwife of Maria d'Medici. The book is translated from the French edition. Bookblock loose on one side. Interesting and rare medical book. B0861.

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         The Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the New. Newly translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised [2 volumes of 3]

      Printed by John Field (one of His Highness Printers), London 1658 - , engraved title with view of London, red ruled throughout, pages unnumbered, register continuous across the two volumes, similar to 662 in Herbert, this being 12 mo, and a little larger, sold as a binding , lacking final volume containing the New Testament, ends on Qq5, some bumping and wear to corners and spines with small pieces missing, generally nice copies in good condition , original restoration binding, possibly the work of Queen's binder A 12 mo, 11.7 x 6.8 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Les Œuvres diverses tant en vers qu’en proses ; dédiées à Madame de Mattignon. Par Octavie.

      Jacques Legras 1658 - Paris, Jacques Legras, 1658. In-12 en plein veau marbré au dos à nerfs orné de fleurons dorés. 1 f. bl. (8) pp, 168 pp 1 f. bl. Edition originale de ce recueil publié par Madame Madeleyne de lyée de la Calprenède sous le pseudonyme d'Octavie. "Fort rare" in brunet. mors fendu sur 0.5 cm, coins frottés, rousseurs en début et fin de volume. Papier légèrement jauni. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         De utraque Verborum ac Rerum Copia Libri II. Ad sermonem & stlylum formandum utilissimi.

      Wratislaviae (Breslau), apud Gasparum Müllerum, 1658. - 12°. Kupfertitel, 295 S. (inkl. Drucktitel), (8) Bl. Epitaphia und Index, Holzschnitt-Emblem am Schluss. Pergament der Zeit, auf Vorderdeckel Datum 1661 und Initialen I.B.L., mit hs. Rückentiteln und Nr. 72. (Beigebunden:) Tursellinus, Horatius: De particulis latinae orationis. Libellus utilissimus, recogbius & locupletatus à Jacobo Thomasio Lipsiensi. Editio altera, priore correctior. Leipig, Philipp Fuhrmann und Jena, GeorI. (?) Sengenwald, 1657. (16) Bl. (inkl. Kupfertitel), 455 S., (38) Bl. Indices. Ad I: Schrift zu Rhetorik und Stilistik von Erasmus von Rotterdam (1466-1536), hier in einer Breslauer Ausgabe von 1658. Ad II. Lateinische Sprachlehre von Orazio Torsellini (1545-1599), korrigierte Ausgabe von Jacob Thomasius (1622-1684). - Inhalt gebräunt, alte hs. Notiz auf erstem Titel, Kupfertitel zu Erasmus ankoloriert und mit Fehlstelle im linken Rand. - Einband angestaubt.

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         Portrait of the goldsmith Louis Roupert

      Roupert began his carreer as goldsmith in his native city of Metz but moved to Paris in 1658. It is not known when he was born. The original portrait was painted by Pierre Rabon. Inscribed on the tablecloth on the right:'Louis Roupert M.tre Orfeure A Metz. / P. Rabon pinxit / Ludovicus Cossinus sculp. / Mariette excud.' Engraving on paper, trimmed to platemark: total: 144 x 207 mm; small tear on the top, evenly yellowed. Th. Becker VII p. 386; Nagler III, p. 257; Le Blanc II 7 OMP (Old Masters Prints Black Folders) C (5)

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         Second Considerations Concerning the High Court of Chancery, And the Most Excellent Ordinance For the Regulation and Limitation of That Court. Wing L1002

      London: Printed by J.G. for Rich. Marriot [etc.], 1658. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, definite browning, the margins cut close, else sound, four copies in ESTC, none in the USA; the Taussig copy Only edition of a rare tract enthusiastically supporting Cromwell's fundamental reform of Chancery as embodied in the Chancery Ordinance, its lapse at the Restoration essentially foreclosing similar reform efforts not realized until the 19th century

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         Eerste deel der school-geleertheyd, genoemt Het Portael / Prima pars scholasticae eruditionis, dicta Vestibulum. Uitgebreide editie door Jacob Redinger. Amsterdam, G. de Roy, 1658.

      Geheel perkamenten band uit de tijd, (16)+156+(72) pag. Met gegraveerde titelpagina, naar Crispijn de Passe, met een zittende Comenius en een aantal leerlingen. Voorts met 35 (van de 38) gegraveerde platen in de tekst. Mist de pp. 29-34. (pp. 76/77 dubbel genummerd). Wat gebruikt exemplaar. Eerste Nederlandse uitgave van beroemd schoolboek.

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        KYKNEION AEMA=Cygnea Cantio

      London, 1658 Bound in non-contemporary (early 20th-century?) vellum over pasteboards; edges stained yellow. Original printed-waste wrappers reused as flyleaves. Binding sound and solid, though boards slightly warped. Tanning and occasional spotting throughout. Date penciled below imprint on title page; occasional marginal scribbling, text unaffected. Frontispiece depicts guide-swan with cohort of singing cygnets.John Leland's "most ambitious poem," Cygnea Cantio was first published by Reyner Wolfe in 1545 (STC 15444). "The poem relates a journey down the Thames from Oxford to Greenwich, and provides detailed topographical and historical information in the long accompanying [topographical dictionary] in prose" (DNB).John Leland, poet and self-described 'antiquarius', proceeded from St Paul's to Christ's College, Cambridge around 1519. He was admitted BA in 1522. Over the course of a varied career his chief concerns seem to have been in topography and local history. "Inflamed by a patriotic desire to see the places he had read about in ancient histories and chronicles, he spent by his own account some six years in travelling throughout Henry's dominions" (DNB).John Leland's antiquarian writings--the Itinerary and Collectanea-proved immensely influential among antiquaries of succeeding generations; John Stow, William Camden, William Dugdale (and others) made extensive use of Leland's manuscripts in compiling their own works. Camden was at one point even accused of plagiarizing Leland in his Britannia."During his lifetime Leland published relatively few works, most of which were Latin poems. The first of these was his Naeniae in mortem T. Viati, equitis incomparabilis, published by Reyner Wolfe (in whose house later tradition had him residing at the time of his death) in 1542 (STC 15446). It was dedicated to Henry Howard, earl of Surrey, described by Leland as Wyatt's literary heir. This elegy, written a matter of weeks after Wyatt's death on 11 October 1542, is based on classical models and contains references to nymphs, the phoenix, and the contest of the gods over the apotheosis of the dead poet. Three years later he wrote another lamentation, this one commemorating Sir Henry Dudley, eldest son and heir of John Dudley, Viscount Lisle and later duke of Northumberland, who died at Boulogne. Entitled Naenia in mortem splendidissimi equitis Henrici Duddelegi, it was published by John Mayler (STC 15445.5). Leland's Genethliacon illustrissimi Eaduerdi principis Cambriae, completed in 1543 and published by Reyner Wolfe (STC 15443), was a revised version of a poem begun at the time of Prince Edward's birth in 1537. The poem, rich in topographical allusions, is remarkable for the description of Elizabeth's accomplishments--Leland met the queen at Ampthill when he was invited by John Cheke to see the young prince" (DNB, "Leland, John (c.1503-1552)").The present [2nd] edition of Leland's Cygnea Cantio contains minor, unattributed revisions.8vo -- [A2] B-O8 P2 [$1-4 (--A1, A2, D3) signed]; 108 leaves, pp. [14], 1-6, 6-24, [9], 1-164 [165-168]; frontis.ESTC T76497Copies (U.S.) -- Folger, Huntington, Harvard, UCLA, Kansas, Newberry, Yale.Copies (U.K.) -- Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham, BL, Edinburgh, Hereford Cathedral, Longleat House, Manchester, Plume Library, Wellcome Institute, Windsor Castle.Item No. 002

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