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        THE COMPLEAT SWIMMER: OR, THE ART OF SWIMMING: DEMONSTRATING THE RULES AND PRACTICE THEREOF, IN AN EXACT, PLAIN AND EASIE METHOD. NECESSARY TO BE KNOWN AND PRACTISED BY ALL WHO STUDIE OR DESIRE THEIR OWN PRESERVATION

      London: Printed by J. C. for Henry Fletcher, 1658. FIRST EDITION. This is the Britwell Court copy of a rare early work on swimming--the only copy to appear in auction records for more than 80 years. Just two books of instruction for swimmers were published earlier: "De arte natandi" (1538) by the Dutch writer Nicholas Winmann, and Sir Everard Digby's brief tract, published in Latin in 1589 and in English in 1595. As Percey explains in "To the Reader," the "only inducements to all actions . . . are pleasure and profit"; swimming offers the pleasure of "sporting our bodies upon and playing with the silver streams," and the profit of being healthful for our bodies. He offers advice on the proper seasons and weather for swimming (not on rainy days), and cautions against swimming every day. After covering the basic movements, he describes advanced maneuvers, including "the drawing on of boots" and "the leaping of the goat." ESTC locates just three copies in Britain (Birmingham, the Bodeleian, and the British Library), and five in the U.S. (Columbia, Yale, Huntington, Folger, the University of Illinois). OCLC finds additional copies at the Mariners Museum Library in the U.S. and the Bavarian State Library. Our previous owner was William Henry Miller (1789-1848), who began the great Britwell Court Library. It remained in the Christie-Miller family until the Britwell Library sale at Sotheby's in 1925 (lot 560). Since then, it has apparently resided in French private collections.. 145 x 90 mm. (5 3/4 x 3 1/2"). 6 p.l., 83 pp. FIRST EDITION. Attractive 19th century green polished calf by Francis Bedford (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), covers with gilt supralibros of William Henry Miller, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with floral sprig centerpiece, head compartment with Miller monogram, two red morocco labels, turn-ins with decorative gilt roll, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With frontispiece illustrating various swimming maneuvers. Front free endpaper with bookplate of Docteur Jean Maronneaud; front flyleaf with book label of Comte Chandon de Briailles and with faint pencilled note of "SCM" (Samuel Christie-Miller). Wing P-1454; Graesse V, 197; Lowndes, p.1829. A scattering of small dark spots to boards, a hint of rubbing to extremities, leaves lightly washed and pressed (in keeping with bibliophilic fashion of the day, edges of frontispiece reinforced, occasional faint foxing or smudges, but an excellent copy, the leaves clean and retaining their crispness, the binding with hardly any wear. This is the Britwell Court copy of a rare early work on swimming--the only copy to appear in auction records for more than 80 years. Just two books of instruction for swimmers were published earlier: "De arte natandi" (1538) by the Dutch writer Nicholas Winmann, and Sir Everard Digby's brief tract, published in Latin in 1589 and in English in 1595. As Percey explains in "To the Reader," the "only inducements to all actions . . . are pleasure and profit"; swimming offers the pleasure of "sporting our bodies upon and playing with the silver streams," and the profit of being healthful for our bodies. He offers advice on the proper seasons and weather for swimming (not on rainy days), and cautions against swimming every day. After covering the basic movements, he describes advanced maneuvers, including "the drawing on of boots" and "the leaping of the goat." ESTC locates just three copies in Britain (Birmingham, the Bodeleian, and the British Library), and five in the U.S. (Columbia, Yale, Huntington, Folger, the University of Illinois). OCLC finds additional copies at the Mariners Museum Library in the U.S. and the Bavarian State Library. Our previous owner was William Henry Miller (1789-1848), who began the great Britwell Court Library. It remained in the Christie-Miller family until the Britwell Library sale at Sotheby's in 1925 (lot 560). Since then, it has apparently resided in French private collections.

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        HISTOIRE DES CONNESTABLES: CHANCELIERS, ET GARDES DES SEAVX MARESCHAUX: ADMIRAUX, SUR-INTENDANS DE LA NAVIGATION, ET GENERAUX DES GALERES DE FRANCE: DES HRENDS-MAISTRES DE LA MAISON DU ROY, ET DES PREVOSTS DE PARIS: DEPUIS LEUR ORIGINE: AVEC LE LEURS ARMES ET BLASONS

      Paris: De L'Imprimerie Royale, 1658. First three leaves with some ragged edges, many areas with light foxing, a few ink spots. Rather considerable rubbing, the spine especially so with damaged lower compartment, but all quite sound and presentable. Folio. [xviii], 75p, [xii], 192p [i.e. 194, additional pages numbered 29a and 30a], [viii], 132p [i.e. 134, additional pages numbered 91a and 92a], [x], 103p, [viii], 54p, [viii], 46p. Engraved title page with pictorial vignettes and designs, head-piece and historiated initial. Illustrated with 587 large coats-of-arms, a few hand colored. Bound in full mottled calf with marbled endpapers, the spine with title label gilt and with gilt panel ornaments (probably late 18th century), the covers with central embossed gilt arms. "Ouurage commence par Jean Le Feron, l'an 1555. Reueu & continue insques a present. Par Claude Collier, Graueur de Monseigneur le Duc d'Orles. Augumente de diuerses Recherches, non encore imprimees, seruans au plus grand eclaircissement de ce Recueil. Par Denys Godefroy, Conseiller & Historiographe du Roy." With two bookplates of Comte Henry Chandon de Briailles (1898-1937). The last and most important edition of this chronological collection of biographies for the 5th century to 1658.

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        Natuurkundige beschryving der zeën.The Hague, De Compagnie, 1786. Folio. With an engraved frontispiece by Matthijs Pool, 12 mostly folding maps, profiles of coast-lines and tables, and 40 full-page engraved plates with numerous illustrations of sea plants and corals, all beautifully coloured by hand. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      - Bibl. Natura Artis Magistra 1390; Nissen, ZBI, 2700; Poggendorff II, col. 59. First edition of the Dutch translation, beautifully illustrated and hand-coloured, of a popular description of plants and corals of the sea by Luigi Ferdinando Conte de Marsigli (1658-1730), a celebrated Italian geographer and natural scientist. First published at Bologna in 1700, it was the first work to describe what the author himself called "coral-flowers". He minutely and very correctly described and designed them, but he drew the wrong conclusions, seeing them as plants in stead of plant-animals. But even when this was corrected by later scientists like Jussieu and Ellis, Marsigli's book continued to be published for its beautiful plates, and its accurate descriptions. In the present edition the publisher asks his readers just to substitute the word plant for animal.In very good condition, with virtually untrimmed edges. Binding worn along the extremities and sides slightly damaged. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Advice to a Son. Or Directions For your better Conduct, Through the various and most important Encounters of this Life. ... The Sixt Edition

      Oxford [i.e., London]: H[enry]. H[all]. for Tho. Robinson, 1658. Bound with: Advice to a Son. The Second Part. London: printed for Tho. Robinson in Oxford, 1658. 2 vols. in one, 12mo (139 x 83 mm). [8], 188, [8] pp., including final ad leaf. Part 2: [12], 189, [3] pp. Woodcut initials, type ornaments. Tear in leaf I1 in part 1 with loss to a few words. Contemporary blind-panelled calf (worn, some chips). Provenance: effaced signature on title dated April 1828, notes on front flyleaf in same hand; Robert S. Pirie, bookplate.*** A complete copy, with both parts, of one of the most cynical and entertaining of conduct books. Written by Osborne for his son John, and published anonymously in 1655, the work became an immediate bestseller while arousing energetic controversy. This copy contains a London copy (or counterfeit) of the considerably enlarged sixth edition of the first part, and one of three editions (all 1658) of the Second Part, published to follow up on the success of the original book. This was Osborne's principal work. Eminently quotable, his worldly and quite jaded counsels are grouped by subject in chapters titled Studies, Love and Marriage (highly misogynistic), Travel, Government, and Religion. "The book's pragmatism and cynicism may have furthered its rapid acceptance. Its frank and practical aim was to guide the reader to material success in a treacherous, self-seeking world. Popular with Oxford scholars, it enjoyed a wide readership outside the university as well. ... The tone of worldliness in the Advice contributed to Osborne's reputation for atheism. In 1658, after complaints from local ministers that the Advice 'did instil principles of Atheism into young Gentlemen', a formal complaint was brought to the vice-chancellor and a proposal put forward to have Osborne's books publicly burned (Wood, History and Antiquities, 2.684). 'But it taking no effect', Wood records, 'July the 27., the vice-cancellor [Dr John Conant] caused all the booksellers to appeare before him, and commanded them not to sell any of Mr. [Francis] Osborne's booke': as might be expected, 'The book afterwards sold the more' (Life and Times of Anthony Wood, 1.257)" (Marie Henson, Oxford DNB). ESTC R234715 & R234716.

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        Sedes & Origio Belli Dano-Suecici. Das ist: Eine kürtze/ warhaftige und unpartheyische Beschreibung der Mitternächtischen Königreiche/

      Dennemarcken, Schweden und Norwegen, darin durch die beygefügte niemahls im Truck auss-gegebene Charte wird angewiesen/ deroselben Länder Grentzen und gelegenheiten/ als auch die berühmste Festungen augenscheinlich; nebest einer Relation von den ursachen der vergangenen und gegenwertigen Kriege; Verfasset in zwölff Capitulen. Auffgesetzt und Tag gegeben/ durch J. G. K. Amsterdam: Betkio 1658. With large folded map and vignettes. [4] + 46 [44] pp. Bound in newer half vellum in old style with coloured label and goldprint on spine. Binding signed Gust. Hedberg. Weak stain in upper margin. First German edition with large folded map 45x68 cm. which is not in the 2nd edition. Published in Holland the same year. Paginated A1-F4, pp. 37-44 wrongly paginated 39-46.Warmholtz 4648.

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        Relation, öfwer det, som sig uti kongl. may:tz expedition på Fyen och Seeland tildragit hafwer, ifrån det hans kongl may:t afreeste ifrån Wißmar den 5 januarii, til desz hans kongl. may:t kom hem til Göteborg den 23 martii, åhr 1658.

      - Stockholm, 1658. 4:o. (27) s. Warmholtznummer med blåkrita på titelbladet. Tagen ur band. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Bibl. danica III, sp. 145. Klemming, Sveriges krig, s. 157. Warmholtz 4656. En av tre tryckvarianter av den berömda krigsrelationen om tåget över Bält, två trycktes i Stockholm och en i Göteborg. En noggrann textkritisk genomgång av dem görs av Arne Stade i uppsatsen ?Krigsrelationen om Tågen över Bält? i ?Carl X Gustaf och Danmark? (1965), där han även slår fast att Olivekrantz måste vara författaren. Det är en av de viktigaste källorna till tåget över Bält, skriven mycket kort efter händelserna och ansågs av bl.a. Curt Weibull ha stort källkritiskt värde. Johan Olivekrantz (1633-1707) hette före adlandet Johan Larsson Paulin, och var son till ärkebiskopen Laurentius Paulinus Gothus. Han var en lärd jurist och gjorde en snabb karriär, dels inom diplomatin, och dels inom Kanslikollegiet. Bland annat representerade han Sverige vid förhandlingarna i Nijmegen. Hans karriär avbröts dock 1680 och under enväldet hade han endast mindre uppdrag, men fortfarande ett stort inofficiellt inflytande, inte minst inom utrikespolitiken.

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        Advice to a Son. Or Directions For your better Conduct, Through the various and most important Encounters of this Life. ... The Sixt Edition.

      Oxford [i.e., London]: H[enry]. H[all]. for Tho. Robinson, 1658. Bound with: Advice to a Son. The Second Part. London: printed for Tho. Robinson in Oxford, 1658. 2 vols. in one, 12mo (139 x 83 mm). [8], 188, [8] pp., including final ad leaf. Part 2: [12], 189, [3] pp. Woodcut initials, type ornaments. Tear in leaf I1 in part 1 with loss to a few words. Contemporary blind-panelled calf (worn, some chips). Provenance: effaced signature on title dated April 1828, notes on front flyleaf in same hand; Robert S. Pirie, bookplate.*** A complete copy, with both parts, of one of the most cynical and entertaining of conduct books. Written by Osborne for his son John, and published anonymously in 1655, the work became an immediate bestseller while arousing energetic controversy. This copy contains a London copy (or counterfeit) of the considerably enlarged sixth edition of the first part, and one of three editions (all 1658) of the Second Part, published to follow up on the success of the original book. This was Osborne's principal work. Eminently quotable, his worldly and quite jaded counsels are grouped by subject in chapters titled Studies, Love and Marriage (highly misogynistic), Travel, Government, and Religion. "The book's pragmatism and cynicism may have furthered its rapid acceptance. Its frank and practical aim was to guide the reader to material success in a treacherous, self-seeking world. Popular with Oxford scholars, it enjoyed a wide readership outside the university as well. ... The tone of worldliness in the Advice contributed to Osborne's reputation for atheism. In 1658, after complaints from local ministers that the Advice 'did instil principles of Atheism into young Gentlemen', a formal complaint was brought to the vice-chancellor and a proposal put forward to have Osborne's books publicly burned (Wood, History and Antiquities, 2.684). 'But it taking no effect', Wood records, 'July the 27., the vice-cancellor [Dr John Conant] caused all the booksellers to appeare before him, and commanded them not to sell any of Mr. [Francis] Osborne's booke': as might be expected, 'The book afterwards sold the more' (Life and Times of Anthony Wood, 1.257)" (Marie Henson, Oxford DNB). ESTC R234715 & R234716.

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        THE COMPLEAT SWIMMER: OR, THE ART OF SWIMMING: DEMONSTRATING THE RULES AND PRACTICE THEREOF, IN AN EXACT, PLAIN AND EASIE METHOD. NECESSARY TO BE KNOWN AND PRACTISED BY ALL WHO STUDIE OR DESIRE THEIR OWN PRESERVATION

      London: Printed by J. C. for Henry Fletcher, 1658. FIRST EDITION. This is the Britwell Court copy of a rare early work on swimming--the only copy to appear in auction records for more than 80 years. Just two books of instruction for swimmers were published earlier: "De arte natandi" (1538) by the Dutch writer Nicholas Winmann, and Sir Everard Digby's brief tract, published in Latin in 1589 and in English in 1595. As Percey explains in "To the Reader," the "only inducements to all actions . . . are pleasure and profit"; swimming offers the pleasure of "sporting our bodies upon and playing with the silver streams," and the profit of being healthful for our bodies. He offers advice on the proper seasons and weather for swimming (not on rainy days), and cautions against swimming every day. After covering the basic movements, he describes advanced maneuvers, including "the drawing on of boots" and "the leaping of the goat." ESTC locates just three copies in Britain (Birmingham, the Bodeleian, and the British Library), and five in the U.S. (Columbia, Yale, Huntington, Folger, the University of Illinois). OCLC finds additional copies at the Mariners Museum Library in the U.S. and the Bavarian State Library. Our previous owner was William Henry Miller (1789-1848), who began the great Britwell Court Library. It remained in the Christie-Miller family until the Britwell Library sale at Sotheby's in 1925 (lot 560). Since then, it has apparently resided in French private collections.. 145 x 90 mm. (5 3/4 x 3 1/2"). 6 p.l., 83 pp. FIRST EDITION. Attractive 19th century green polished calf by Francis Bedford (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), covers with gilt supralibros of William Henry Miller, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with floral sprig centerpiece, head compartment with Miller monogram, two red morocco labels, turn-ins with decorative gilt roll, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With frontispiece illustrating various swimming maneuvers. Front free endpaper with bookplate of Docteur Jean Maronneaud; front flyleaf with book label of Comte Chandon de Briailles and with faint pencilled note of "SCM" (Samuel Christie-Miller). Wing P-1454; Graesse V, 197; Lowndes, p.1829. A scattering of small dark spots to boards, a hint of rubbing to extremities, leaves lightly washed and pressed (in keeping with bibliophilic fashion of the day, edges of frontispiece reinforced, occasional faint foxing or smudges, but an excellent copy, the leaves clean and retaining their crispness, the binding with hardly any wear.This is the Britwell Court copy of a rare early work on swimming--the only copy to appear in auction records for more than 80 years. Just two books of instruction for swimmers were published earlier: "De arte natandi" (1538) by the Dutch writer Nicholas Winmann, and Sir Everard Digby's brief tract, published in Latin in 1589 and in English in 1595. As Percey explains in "To the Reader," the "only inducements to all actions . . . are pleasure and profit"; swimming offers the pleasure of "sporting our bodies upon and playing with the silver streams," and the profit of being healthful for our bodies. He offers advice on the proper seasons and weather for swimming (not on rainy days), and cautions against swimming every day. After covering the basic movements, he describes advanced maneuvers, including "the drawing on of boots" and "the leaping of the goat." ESTC locates just three copies in Britain (Birmingham, the Bodeleian, and the British Library), and five in the U.S. (Columbia, Yale, Huntington, Folger, the University of Illinois). OCLC finds additional copies at the Mariners Museum Library in the U.S. and the Bavarian State Library. Our previous owner was William Henry Miller (1789-1848), who began the great Britwell Court Library. It remained in the Christie-Miller family until the Britwell Library sale at Sotheby's in 1925 (lot 560). Since then, it has apparently resided in French private collections.

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        LIMUD HA-MESHIHIYIM BE-KITSUR…. DOCTRINA CHRISTIANA BREVE : TRADOTTA DALLA ITALIANA NELLA LINGUA HEBREA. [FIRST USE OF THE WORD

      Roma Nella Stamperia Della Sacra Congregatione Di Propaganda Fide, 1658. 1st Hebrew Edition. Beautiful original tooled leather Boards. 8vo. 8, 63, 64 pages ; 22 cm. In dual Hebrew and Italian. Almost certainly the first use of the word

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        Amstelodami celeberrimi Hollandiae emporii delineatio nova

      Amsterdam 1658 - Splendida veduta prospettica, a volo d'uccello, di Amsterdam, durante il secolo d'oro olandese. La mappa è orientata a sud-ovest, e mostra il centro della città racchiusa all'interno delle mura medievali. I nuovi confini della città e il nuovo sistema di canali sono raffigurati con fortificazioni costruite sulla destra e disegnate con linee tratteggiate per mostrare l'area che doveva essere collegata al termine della costruzione. Migliaia di edifici piccoli sono mostrati divisi dal fiume Amstel, e molti mulini a vento punteggiano l'area esterna della città. Ai margini di destra e sinistra, una dettagliata legenda con 110 luoghi notabili. In basso, in primo piano, numerose barche a vela e banchine riempiono il porto. In alto a sinistra campeggia lo stemma della città, mentre a destra. Questa lastra di Janssonius è molto simile a quella omonima del Blaeu pubblicata nell'Atlante delle città, rispetto alla quale esclude la dedica e l'imprint in basso a sinistra. Incisione su rame, finemente colorata a mano, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Esemplare dell'edizione G. Leti del 1690. This attractive bird's-eye plan of Amsterdam shows the city during it's Golden Age as one of the leading trading empires of Europe. The plan shows the city center enclosed within the medieval town walls. The new expanded city limits and canal systems are depicted with fortifications built-out on the right and drawn in dotted lines to show the area to be enclosed on completion of the construction. Thousands of tiny buildings are shown divided by the Amstel river, with the stock exchange and fish market at center, and many windmills dotting the outer city wall. At left and right there is an impressive key with 110 numbered locations. In the foreground, numerous sailing ships and docks fill the busy port. The city's coat of arms is at left. Jansson's map is nearly identical to Bleau's version published in Groot Toonneel der Steden (Town Atlas of the Low Countries) but excludes the dedication and imprint at bottom left. Example from G. Leti edition, of 1690. Copperplate, finely hand colured, in very good condition. Koeman II, Ja12 (73). Dimensioni 540 430mm

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        THE COMPLEAT SWIMMER: OR, THE ART OF SWIMMING: DEMONSTRATING THE RULES AND PRACTICE THEREOF, IN AN EXACT, PLAIN AND EASIE METHOD. NECESSARY TO BE KNOWN AND PRACTISED BY ALL WHO STUDIE OR DESIRE THEIR OWN PRESERVATION

      London: Printed by J. C. for Henry Fletcher, 1658. FIRST EDITION. This is the Britwell Court copy of a rare early work on swimming--the only copy to appear in auction records for more than 80 years. Just two books of instruction for swimmers were published earlier: "De arte natandi" (1538) by the Dutch writer Nicholas Winmann, and Sir Everard Digby's brief tract, published in Latin in 1589 and in English in 1595. As Percey explains in "To the Reader," the "only inducements to all actions . . . are pleasure and profit"; swimming offers the pleasure of "sporting our bodies upon and playing with the silver streams," and the profit of being healthful for our bodies. He offers advice on the proper seasons and weather for swimming (not on rainy days), and cautions against swimming every day. After covering the basic movements, he describes advanced maneuvers, including "the drawing on of boots" and "the leaping of the goat." ESTC locates just three copies in Britain (Birmingham, the Bodeleian, and the British Library), and five in the U.S. (Columbia, Yale, Huntington, Folger, the University of Illinois). OCLC finds additional copies at the Mariners Museum Library in the U.S. and the Bavarian State Library. Our previous owner was William Henry Miller (1789-1848), who began the great Britwell Court Library. It remained in the Christie-Miller family until the Britwell Library sale at Sotheby's in 1925 (lot 560). Since then, it has apparently resided in French private collections.. 145 x 90 mm. (5 3/4 x 3 1/2"). 6 p.l., 83 pp. FIRST EDITION. Attractive 19th century green polished calf by Francis Bedford (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), covers with gilt supralibros of William Henry Miller, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with floral sprig centerpiece, head compartment with Miller monogram, two red morocco labels, turn-ins with decorative gilt roll, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With frontispiece illustrating various swimming maneuvers. Front free endpaper with bookplate of Docteur Jean Maronneaud; front flyleaf with book label of Comte Chandon de Briailles and with faint pencilled note of "SCM" (Samuel Christie-Miller). Wing P-1454; Graesse V, 197; Lowndes, p.1829. A scattering of small dark spots to boards, a hint of rubbing to extremities, leaves lightly washed and pressed (in keeping with bibliophilic fashion of the day, edges of frontispiece reinforced, occasional faint foxing or smudges, but an excellent copy, the leaves clean and retaining their crispness, the binding with hardly any wear. This is the Britwell Court copy of a rare early work on swimming--the only copy to appear in auction records for more than 80 years. Just two books of instruction for swimmers were published earlier: "De arte natandi" (1538) by the Dutch writer Nicholas Winmann, and Sir Everard Digby's brief tract, published in Latin in 1589 and in English in 1595. As Percey explains in "To the Reader," the "only inducements to all actions . . . are pleasure and profit"; swimming offers the pleasure of "sporting our bodies upon and playing with the silver streams," and the profit of being healthful for our bodies. He offers advice on the proper seasons and weather for swimming (not on rainy days), and cautions against swimming every day. After covering the basic movements, he describes advanced maneuvers, including "the drawing on of boots" and "the leaping of the goat." ESTC locates just three copies in Britain (Birmingham, the Bodeleian, and the British Library), and five in the U.S. (Columbia, Yale, Huntington, Folger, the University of Illinois). OCLC finds additional copies at the Mariners Museum Library in the U.S. and the Bavarian State Library. Our previous owner was William Henry Miller (1789-1848), who began the great Britwell Court Library. It remained in the Christie-Miller family until the Britwell Library sale at Sotheby's in 1925 (lot 560). Since then, it has apparently resided in French private collections.

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        Sedes & Origio Belli Dano-Suecici. Das ist: Eine kürtze/ warhaftige und unpartheyische Beschreibung der Mitternächtischen Königreiche/

      1658 1658 - Dennemarcken, Schweden und Norwegen, darin durch die beygefügte niemahls im Truck auss-gegebene Charte wird angewiesen/ deroselben Länder Grentzen und gelegenheiten/ als auch die berühmste Festungen augenscheinlich; nebest einer Relation von den ursachen der vergangenen und gegenwertigen Kriege; Verfasset in zwölff Capitulen. Auffgesetzt und Tag gegeben/ durch J. G. K. Amsterdam: Betkio 1658. With large folded map and vignettes. [4] + 46 [44] pp. Bound in newer half vellum in old style with coloured label and goldprint on spine. Binding signed Gust. Hedberg. Weak stain in upper margin. * First German edition with large folded map 45x68 cm. which is not in the 2nd edition. Published in Holland the same year. Paginated A1-F4, pp. 37-44 wrongly paginated 39-46.Warmholtz 4648. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Hydriotaphia, Urne-Buriall, or, a Discourse of the Sepulchrall Urnes lately found in Norfolk. Together with the Garden of Cyrus, or the Quincunciall, Lozenge, or Net-work Plantations of the Ancients, Artificially, Naturally, Mystically Considered. With Sundry Observations.

      First edition. 8vo., pp.[xvi], 102 (i.e. 202 misnumbered), [vi]. Two full-page engraved illustrations plus one smaller illustration to the text, woodcut inititals and head-pieces, separate title-page to The Garden of Cyrus all three unpaginated leaves at end ('The Stationer to the Reader', 'Books Printed for Hen. Broome [...]', 'Dr. Brown's Garden of Cyrus'). Head edge trimmed a little close in places but causing no loss of text, final two gatherings lightly dampstained, occasional faint spots and smudges. Slightly later limp vellum, edges lightly sprinkled brown. Vellum rumpled and a little grubby, ties lost, endpapers replaced but still very good.Browne's (1605-1682) is one of the earliest English archaeological monographs, here found as usual with his work on ancient styles of planting. Hydriotaphia [...] was written for Thomas Le Gros of Crostwick, and The Garden of Cyrus for Nicholas Bacon of Gillingham; they were published together in 1658. 'Although professedly works of invention, and therefore displaying Religio Medici's wide and witty imagination, Hydriotaphia and The Garden of Cyrus had serious ends in view. They were written, like Pseudodoxia, out of books as well as experience, extracting and reweaving much erudite information on the funerary and horticultural practices of the ancients to provide a large context for personal observations. Hydriotaphia may be one of the first archaeological monographs in English, but the pictured and comparatively briefly described urns, now in the British Museum, are Saxon rather than (as Browne tentatively guessed) Roman, and the work's sole contribution to knowledge was Browne's discovery 'in an Hydropicall body ten years buried in a Church-yard' of 'a fat concretion' (later termed 'adipocere'). The tract has been enjoyed less for factual content than for its wit and solemn music, from the first chapter's reflection that the shallow burial of the deceased has 'left unto our view some parts, which they never beheld themselves' to the concluding declamation on the futility of all monuments compared to 'the extasie of being ever'. The addressee lost his father, Browne's patient, Sir Charles Le Gros, in 1656, which suggests that the much admired peroration on the triumph of Christian immortality over time, death, and oblivion was always the ultimate goal of the piece. The Garden of Cyrus, after expounding ancient patterns of planting, including much modern botanical information, and gathering together examples of quintuplicity in human artefacts, the natural world, and pagan and Christian numerology, likewise concludes in religious mood, invoking 'the mystical Mathematicks of the City of Heaven' which will ordain 'that time, when ... all shall awake again'. Nicholas Bacon, too, had recently been bereaved, in his case of successive heads of the family, his uncles Sir Edmund Bacon (Browne's 'true and noble friend') and Sir Robert Bacon, premier baronets, in 1649 and 1655. The dedication justifies coupling the tracts 'since the delightful world comes after death, and paradise succeeds the grave; since the verdant state of things is the symbol of the Resurrection, and to flourish in the state of glory, we must first be sown in corruption'. Both tracts, therefore, may have been conceived as works of consolation, exercises in the genre of Seneca's Moral Essays.' (ODNB)

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        Euphormionis Lusinini, sive Ioannis Barclaii Satyricon, partes quinque cum clavi. Accessit Conspiratio Anglicana.

      Amstelodami: Ex officina Elzeviriana, 1658. [xii], 573 pages of text. Original or very early full leather binding with primitive blind ruling and leather spine label with gilt ruling; front hinge repaired with compatible Japanese tissue. Measures 13.5 cm (5.25 inches) height. Previous owner's engraved armorial bookplate inside front cover: Samuel Kerrich S.T.P., and his name (or a descendant) signed on front endpaper: S. Kerrich CCCCA. Kerrich (1696-1762) had this bookplate made in 1734. Minor browning and staining to first and final few pages. Text contains: [Dedication to James I]--Clavis, nomina ignota, passim in Euphormione occurentia, refeerans & exponens.-- Pars I-II. Satyricon.--Pars III. Apologia Euphormionis pro se.-- Pars IV. Icon animorum.--Pars V. Alitophili [i.e. C.B. Morisot] Veritatis lacrymae, sive Euphorm. Lusinini Continuatio.--Series patefacti divinitus parricidii in ter maximum regem regnumque Britanniae. Gunpowder Plot, 1605; Jesuits - controversial literature. A satire on the Jesuits. Claude Barthelemy Morisot (1592-1601) authored part V: Veritatis lacrymae, Euphorm. Lusinini Continuatio. John Barclay (1582-1621).. Early edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall.

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        Theatrum botanicum, Das ist: Vollkommenes Kräuter-Buch, worinnen allerhand Erdgewaechse, Baeume, Stauden und Kraeuter, welche in allen vier Theilen der Welt,..hervorkommen, neben ihren sonderbaren Eigenschaften, Tugenden, und vortrefflichen Wirkungen, auch vielen herrlichen Arzneymitteln und derer Gebrauche, wider allerley Krankheiten an Menschen und Vieh,...mit nützlichen Marginalien vorgestellet sind.

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        Euphormionis Lusinini, sive Ioannis Barclaii Satyricon, partes quinque cum clavi. Accessit Conspiratio Anglicana.

      Amstelodami: Ex officina Elzeviriana, 1658. [xii], 573 pages of text. Original or very early full leather binding with primitive blind ruling and leather spine label with gilt ruling; front hinge repaired with compatible Japanese tissue. Measures 13.5 cm (5.25 inches) height. Previous owner's engraved armorial bookplate inside front cover: Samuel Kerrich S.T.P., and his name (or a descendant) signed on front endpaper: S. Kerrich CCCCA. Kerrich (1696-1762) had this bookplate made in 1734. Minor browning and staining to first and final few pages. Text contains: [Dedication to James I]--Clavis, nomina ignota, passim in Euphormione occurentia, refeerans & exponens.-- Pars I-II. Satyricon.--Pars III. Apologia Euphormionis pro se.-- Pars IV. Icon animorum.--Pars V. Alitophili [i.e. C.B. Morisot] Veritatis lacrymae, sive Euphorm. Lusinini Continuatio.--Series patefacti divinitus parricidii in ter maximum regem regnumque Britanniae. Gunpowder Plot, 1605; Jesuits - controversial literature. A satire on the Jesuits. Claude Barthelemy Morisot (1592-1601) authored part V: Veritatis lacrymae, Euphorm. Lusinini Continuatio. John Barclay (1582-1621).. Early edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall.

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        Miscellanea di opere religioso - devozionali tedesche del XVII secolo

      1658. 18 opere religioso-devozionali tedesche impresse prevalentemente a Monaco di Baviera fra il 1658 e il 1667 in un volume in-4° antico (200x157mm) in attraente legatura monastica coeva in piena pelle di scrofa su assi di legno con cornici plurime di filetti e ricchissime ornamentazioni a secco ai piatti. Dorso a 4 nervi rilevati con titolo anticamente manoscritto. Conservati i fermagli originali in pelle di scrofa e metallo. Tale tipologia di legatura ebbe estesissimo impiego nell'area tedesca durante i secoli XVI, XVII e XVIII, venendo prediletta per la sua solidità e perché essa ben si prestava alla fitta decorazione a secco tipica delle legature della Germania. Tutte le opere adunate nella miscellanea sono in carattere gotico e presentano talora il titolo entro una bordura ornamentale xilografica, nonché testatine o finalini ornati o istoriati xilograficamente. Usuali bruniture e fioriture dovute al tipo di carta, aloni leggeri ad alcuni ff., ma bello stato conservativo nell'insieme. Ex-libris figurato di Jakob Klatzkin (Kartoz-Brioza / Kartusskaya Berëza, attuale Bielorussia, 1882-Vevey, Svizzera, 1948), noto filosofo e pubblicista ebreo di tendenze sioniste, traduttore tra l'altro di Spinoza in ebraico; Klatzkin si segnalò per una radicale rilettura dell'ebraismo che negava ogni significato all'idea del popolo eletto e caldeggiava il ritorno degli ebrei nella terra degli antenati senza alcun cedimento allo sciovinismo. Comprende: 1) Opera religiosa di Andreas a Sancta Theresia (Andrea da Santa Teresa), carmelitano scalzo tedesco spentosi nel 1682, non identificata in quanto priva di frontespizio, di pp. 6 nn. + 36. La prima c. contiene una dedicatoria a stampa dell'autore, carmelitano scalzo, a Wilhelm Rupert Füll. La prima c. di testo reca in principio una citazione dal Vangelo di San Luca, "Huic Domini salus facta est". 2) Andreas a Sancta Theresia, "Erster Grundstein eines Geistlichen Gebäws: das ist: Ein andächtiges lobschuldiges Cantzel-Gespräch von dem Allerheiligsten Hochwürdigsten Sacrament des Altars, welches under der Octav dess H. Fronleichnambs mit hochansehenlicher Fest-Begängnuss Beylegung dess ersten Steins zu der Kirchen dess Hochwürdigsten Sacraments für die Barfüssige Carmeliter in der Statt Augspurg den 29. Junij gehalten hat Andreas von S. Theresia", Kempten, Dreher, 1666, pp. (6), 24. Titolo entro bordura xilografica. Edizione originale. 3) Padre Franz Josef ("F. Franciscum Josephum"), "Mitlendenlicher Herzen Trost oder Leicht Predig über den tödtlichen Hintritt des weiland Reichs Hoch Wolgebohrnen Herrn... Caroli, Freihern zu Bemelberg und Hochenburg...", Wangenben, Johann Hübschlin, 1666, pp. 14. 4) Hans Erhardt Vöhlin von Frickenhausen, "Leich- oder Lobpredig, Weiland deß Hochwürdigen und Reichs Hoch-Wolgebornen Herrn, Herrn Hans Erhardt Vöhlin von Frickenhausen...: Gehalten Den 8. Tag Maij, an dem Montag nach Cantate Anno 1662, da Ihr Hochwürden vnd Gnaden Leichnamb eben denselben Tag zu Illerthissen in der Pfarr-Kirchen beygelegt ...; Thema Auß deß vorgehenden Sontags Evangelio Ioan. 16: Quo vadis? Wo gehestu hin?", Kempten, durch Rudolff Dreher, 1665, pp. (2), 12. 5) "Piis Manibus a vitae virtuti perillustrium ac generosorum dd. parentum, sequentibus epitaphiis parentarunt Nepotes & filij relicti, nil nisi suspira ex tristi pectore Eructantes", s.l., s.n.t., s.a. (1670 ca.), pp. 26 nn. Epitaffi funerari latini per Hans Erhardt Vöhlin von Frickenhausen, signore di Illerthissen e di Neuburg. 6) Andreas a Sancta Theresia, Stralcio privo di frontespizio da imprecisata pubblicazione coeva di Andrea da Santa Teresa di pp. (4), 32. Testo in carattere gotico. Il nome dell'autore è in calce alla dedicatoria preliminare. 7) Andreas a Sancta Theresia, "Hochgeprisener Krafftmächtigster und gnadenwürckender Balsamb, Das ist: Der allerhochwürdigste wie auch durchleuchtigiste und grossmächtigiste Namen Jesus: welchen bey volckreicher Versamblung aller Einverleibten der gnadenreichen Bruderschaft dises seeligmachenden unnd hochwertisten Namens in dem... Gotthauss zum H. Creutz und... Closter der Regulierten Augustiner Chor-Herren zu Polling den 1. Januarii zum Newen Jahr in eine ... Ehrenpredig verehret hat Andreas von St. Theresia", München. Johann Wagner, 1664, pp. (6), 24. 8) Andreas a Sancta Theresia, "Die hochheilige wünderbarlich Erschaffene Dreyfaltigkeit Jesus, Maria, Joseph, Das ist: Dienstbare Lobred, vnd schuldige Ehrnpredig: Welche Bey Hochfeyrlicher Einsetzung der glorwürdigen vnnd gnadenreichen Bruderschafft deß H. Ertz-vatters Joseph, in dem würdigen, auch durch die grosse Walfahrt vnnd vilen Wunderwürckungen weitberühmbten Gottshauß vnser lieben Frawen Hilff zu Weyhenlinden bey dem H. Brunnen genannt, Vor volckreicher Versamblung Hohen vnd Nidern Stands-Personen am 15. Sontag nach Pfingsten vorgebracht hat..", München, Wagner, 1664, pp. (6), 27. Frontespizio con titolo entro bordura xilografica. Al verso del frontespizio delle iscrizioni religiose latine sono disposte in modo da configurare l'immagine della Croce. 9) Andreas a Sancta Theresia, "Christlicher Kriegsmann und unüberwindtlicher Held, das ist schuldige Lob- und Ehrn-Red; Von B. Andrea Avellino deß h. Ordens der Regulirten Theatiner-Priester unter den Creutzfahnen deß Seeligen Caetani, welche an seinem Jahrtäglichen Fest d. 10. November in der Churfürstl. Theatiner-Kirchen auf der Cantzl hat vorgetragen", München, Johann Wagner, 1663, pp. (4), 18. 10) Andreas a Sancta Theresia, "Christliche Seelen Jagt im Fürstenfeldt si an dem hochfeyrlichen Kirchen Weyh Fest auff den andern Sonntag nach Ostern durch ein Bueß-Predig in dem... Cistercienser-Closter ... zu Furstenfeld... angestellt hat", München, Johann Wagner, 1664, pp. (6), 28. 11) Andreas a Sancta Theresia, "New-erklärter obrister Lands-Burggraf über das durchleuchtigiste Churhauss und hochlöbl. Hertzogthumb Bayrn: das ist: Schuldige Lob- unnd Ehrn-Predig von dem glorreichisten H. Joseph; welcher hochgeprisener nothelffender Ertzvatter für einen allgemeinen Schutzherren und Lands-Patronen bey Anwesenheit der gantzen Churfürstlichen Hofstattì... offentlich erwöhlet und auffgenommen ist worden in der Haupt- und Residentz-Statt München, allwo solches auff der Cantzel erkläret hat Andreas von St. Theresia", München, Johann Wagner, 1664, pp. (8), 32. Titolo entro bordura xilografica. 12) Andreas a Sancta Theresia, "St. Beninus Martyrer welchen in einer schuldigen Lob- unnd Ehrenred auff einem Syg-fahnen bey überbringung unnd ... Einbegleitung seines... heiligen Leibs.. in dem... Gottshauß und Premunstratenser-Abbtey... der Regulirten Chorherren St. Norberti zu Steingaden... außgebreitet, geschwungen u. vorgestalt hat der ehrwürd", München, Johann Wagner, 1664, pp. (8), 35. Titolo entro bordura xilografica. 13) Andreas a Sancta Theresia, "Dei Orbisque Speculum. Das ist: Hell-glantzender Kirchen-Spiegl, in welchem alle vollkommene Tugenden dess grossen H. ErtzVatters und hocherleuchten Kirchenlehrers Augustini ersehen werden; den an seiner hochfeyrlichen Festbegängnuss in dem ... Stifft der Regulierten Chor-Herren St. Augustini Ordens zu Staintz... in einer lobschuldigen Ehren-Predig aussgestellet hat den 28. Augusti im Jahr 1667", Wienn [sic], Johann Jacob Kürner, 1667, pp. (6), 22, (2). Titolo entro bordura xilografica. Al verso del frontespizio è impresso a p. pag. un "Hexametron Chronico-Cabbalisticum Arcana in Speculo hoc Triadis doctrina refulgens"; alle lettere sono associati cabalisticamente dei valori numerici che finiscono col dare l'anno di edizione il volume, il 1667. Di seguito alla dedicatoria si trova un componimento in versi latini fomante acrosticamente il nome di Sant'Agostino. All'ultima c., "Elogia Chronographica Virtutum ac Sapientiae Sancti Augustini Vita praefixa Luci exposita". 14) Michael Staudacher, "Betraurung deß tödlichen Hintrittes Ihrer Majestet Ferdinand deß Dritens Römischen Keisers / Wie auch Ihrer Majestet Ferdinand deß Viertens Römischen Königs / Beeder in Hungaren und Böhmen Könige / Ertzhertzogen von Oesterreich/ [et]c.: In zweyen Leich- und Ehrenpredigen verrichtet / Bey dem hochansechenlichen Traur-gerüste / Mit welchen Ihr Durchleuchtigkeit/ Ferdinand Carl Ertzhertzog von Oesterreich / [et]c. Graf in Tyrol / [et]c. Beeder Ihrer Majesteten Gedächtnuß und Leichbegängnuß gantz herzlich geehret hat", Ynsprugg (Innsbruck), Wagner, 1658, pp. (4), 52. Lo Staudacher, sacerdote gesuita, visse dal 1613 al 1673. 15) Andreas a Sancta Theresia, "Durchleuchtigistes Liecht von dem Todten-Wind aussgeplasen: das ist schuldigste Klag-Red, oder Leich- und Ehrn-Predig von dem gottseligen aufferbäwlichen Wandl und hochbetrüblichen doch seeligen Ableiben weyland der Durchleuchtigsten Fürstin und Frawen, Frawen Maria Anna in Ober- und Nidern Bayrn... auch der Obern Pfaltz Hertzogin, Pfaltzgräfin bey Rhein... glorwürdigister Gedächtnuss; welche in der Churfürstl. Kirchen der Barfüsser Carmeliter zu München den 11. October...", München, Johann Wagner, 1665, pp. (8), 50. Titolo entro bordura xilografica. Al verso del frontespizio, un'epigrafe e una vignetta funerarie per Maria Anna di Baviera, la cui morte costituisce l'oggetto dell'opuscolo. 16) Andreas a Sancta Theresia, "Weltberühmbter Ruhm-würdiger Sig Welcher Auff den in Gott gegründten Rath und Prophezeyung Ven. P. Dominici a Jesu Maria der barfüssigen Carmeliter Generals. Durch die vorsichtige Dapferkeit Deß Durchleuchtigisten Fürsten und Hertzogs in Bayrn Maximiliani &c. In dem Königreich Böhem/ vor der HauptStatt Prag auff dem Weissenberg/ wider die mainaidigen Ketzer glücklich erhalten ist worden an dem 22. Son[n]tag nach Pfingsten/ den 8. Novem. im Jahr 1620. Und Damit er jetzt bey gegenwärtiger gefährlichen Kriegszeit wider den Blut-trowenten türckischen Erbfeind deß Christlichen Namens ernewert soll werden/ hat ihn zur Jahrs-Zeit an eben dem selbigen 22. Sontag nach Pfingsten bey dem zehenstündigen Gebett der Churfürstlichen Haupt- und Residentz-Statt München in einer Predig widerhollet und vorgebracht...", München, durch Lucam Straub... Johann Wagner", 1660 ca., pp. (8), 27. Titolo entro bordura xilografica. Leggeri aloni al margine inferiore dell'opuscolo. 17) Andreas a Sancta Theresia, "Christlicher Lebens uns Tugentspiegl Das ist Schuldige Ehrn- vnd Lobred Von dem Gottseeligen aufferbäwlichen Wandl Weyland Deß Durchleuchtigisten Fürsten vnnd Herrn, Herrn Maximiliani In Ober- vnd Nidern Bayrn, auch der Obern Pfaltz Hertzogen, Pfaltzgrafen bey Rhein, deß H. Römischen Reichs Ertztruchseß vnd Churfürsten, Landgrafen zu Leichtenberg. Glorwürdigister Gedächtnuß / Welche Bey seinem zwölfften Jahrtag In dem von Ihm gestifften vnd seinen Durchleuchtigisten Erben nunmehr new aufferbawten Gottshauß der Barfüssigen Carmeliter in einer Predig hat vorgetragen...", München, durch Lucam Straub... Johann Wagner", 1663, pp. (6), 28. Le pp. 27-28 contengono un lungo epitaffio latino per Massimiliano I del Palatinato. 18) Andreas a Sancta Theresia, "Niedergelegte Christliche Tapfferkeit. Das ist: Schuldige Klagred/ oder Leich- und Ehren-Predig von dem Christ-ritterlichen Leben und von dem unvermuthlichen hochbetrüblichen doch seeligen Ableiben Weyland... Deß... Herrn Nicolai Grafen von Serin Der Rom: Kays. Mayt. geheimen Rath Cammerern... Genr. Feld-Wachtmeistern... Welche Zu München... den 6. Tag Christmonats... bey Volckreichem Gottesdienst auff der Cantzl mit lebhafften Worten hat beygebracht...", München, durch Lucam Straub... Johann Wagner", 1664, pp. (8), 35. Titolo entro bordura xilografica. Vignetta funeraria con un teschio e dele ossa incrociate incisa n.t. alla p. 32.

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        The Young Clerks Guide: Or, An Exact Collection of choice English Presidents . . . For all sorts of Indentures, Letters of Atturney, Releases, Conditions [bound with] The Second Part Of the Young Clerks Guide [etc.]. Wing H3849A and Not in Wing

      Rare editions (one seemingly unrecorded) of the spectacularly popular handbook attributed to Hutton, the righteous judge famous for his opinion in the Shipmoney case, with some forty editions recorded in ESTC by 1689--one and no copies in ESTC here. Modern calf, gilt-lettered, discreetly ex-library, the first work lacking three gatherings, else quite clean; the Taussig copy. Printed for Humphrey Tuckey at the black spread Eagle [both works, London, 1658 & 1657.

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        Miscellanea di opere religioso - devozionali tedesche del XVII secolo

      1658 - 1667, München - Wien (et alii) 1658 - 18 opere religioso-devozionali tedesche impresse prevalentemente a Monaco di Baviera fra il 1658 e il 1667 in un volume in-4° antico (200x157mm) in attraente legatura monastica coeva in piena pelle di scrofa su assi di legno con cornici plurime di filetti e ricchissime ornamentazioni a secco ai piatti. Dorso a 4 nervi rilevati con titolo anticamente manoscritto. Conservati i fermagli originali in pelle di scrofa e metallo. Tale tipologia di legatura ebbe estesissimo impiego nell'area tedesca durante i secoli XVI, XVII e XVIII, venendo prediletta per la sua solidità e perché essa ben si prestava alla fitta decorazione a secco tipica delle legature della Germania. Tutte le opere adunate nella miscellanea sono in carattere gotico e presentano talora il titolo entro una bordura ornamentale xilografica, nonché testatine o finalini ornati o istoriati xilograficamente. Usuali bruniture e fioriture dovute al tipo di carta, aloni leggeri ad alcuni ff., ma bello stato conservativo nell'insieme. Ex-libris figurato di Jakob Klatzkin (Kartoz-Brioza / Kartusskaya Berëza, attuale Bielorussia, 1882-Vevey, Svizzera, 1948), noto filosofo e pubblicista ebreo di tendenze sioniste, traduttore tra l'altro di Spinoza in ebraico; Klatzkin si segnalò per una radicale rilettura dell'ebraismo che negava ogni significato all'idea del popolo eletto e caldeggiava il ritorno degli ebrei nella terra degli antenati senza alcun cedimento allo sciovinismo. Comprende: 1) Opera religiosa di Andreas a Sancta Theresia (Andrea da Santa Teresa), carmelitano scalzo tedesco spentosi nel 1682, non identificata in quanto priva di frontespizio, di pp. 6 nn. + 36. La prima c. contiene una dedicatoria a stampa dell'autore, carmelitano scalzo, a Wilhelm Rupert Füll. La prima c. di testo reca in principio una citazione dal Vangelo di San Luca, Huic Domini salus facta est. 2) Andreas a Sancta Theresia, Erster Grundstein eines Geistlichen Gebäws: das ist: Ein andächtiges lobschuldiges Cantzel-Gespräch von dem Allerheiligsten Hochwürdigsten Sacrament des Altars, welches under der Octav dess H. Fronleichnambs mit hochansehenlicher Fest-Begängnuss Beylegung dess ersten Steins zu der Kirchen dess Hochwürdigsten Sacraments für die Barfüssige Carmeliter in der Statt Augspurg den 29. Junij gehalten hat Andreas von S. Theresia, Kempten, Dreher, 1666, pp. (6), 24. Titolo entro bordura xilografica. Edizione originale. 3) Padre Franz Josef (F. Franciscum Josephum), Mitlendenlicher Herzen Trost oder Leicht Predig über den tödtlichen Hintritt des weiland Reichs Hoch Wolgebohrnen Herrn. Caroli, Freihern zu Bemelberg und Hochenburg., Wangenben, Johann Hübschlin, 1666, pp. 14. 4) Hans Erhardt Vöhlin von Frickenhausen, Leich- oder Lobpredig, Weiland deß Hochwürdigen und Reichs Hoch-Wolgebornen Herrn, Herrn Hans Erhardt Vöhlin von Frickenhausen.: Gehalten Den 8. Tag Maij, an dem Montag nach Cantate Anno 1662, da Ihr Hochwürden vnd Gnaden Leichnamb eben denselben Tag zu Illerthissen in der Pfarr-Kirchen beygelegt .; Thema Auß deß vorgehenden Sontags Evangelio Ioan. 16: Quo vadis? Wo gehestu hin?, Kempten, durch Rudolff Dreher, 1665, pp. (2), 12. 5) Piis Manibus a vitae virtuti perillustrium ac generosorum dd. parentum, sequentibus epitaphiis parentarunt Nepotes & filij relicti, nil nisi suspira ex tristi pectore Eructantes, s.l., s.n.t., s.a. (1670 ca.), pp. 26 nn. Epitaffi funerari latini per Hans Erhardt Vöhlin von Frickenhausen, signore di Illerthissen e di Neuburg. 6) Andreas a Sancta Theresia, Stralcio privo di frontespizio da imprecisata pubblicazione coeva di Andrea da Santa Teresa di pp. (4), 32. Testo in carattere gotico. Il nome dell'autore è in calce alla dedicatoria preliminare. 7) Andreas a Sancta Theresia, Hochgeprisener Krafftmächtigster und gnadenwürckender Balsamb, Das ist: Der allerhochwürdigste wie auch durchleuchtigiste und grossmächtigiste Namen Jesus: welchen bey volckreicher Versamblung aller Einverleibten der gnadenreichen Bruderschaft dises seeligmachenden unnd hochwertis [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MALACA CONQVISTADA

      - POEMA HEROICO POR FRANCISCO DE SAA DE MENEZES. ANTIGAMENTE Impresso: agora refornado. OFFERECIDO A Real Magestade de el Rey Dom AFFONSO VI. Nosso Senhor. EM LISBOA. Com todas as licenças necessárias. Por Paulo Craesbeeck, anno 1658. In 8º de 19x13,5 cm. com [xii], 396 págs. Encadernação da época em pergaminho flexível com o título manuscrito na lombada e com atilhos apenas na pasta posterior. Apresenta oxidação natural do papel utilizado na impressão. Carimbo oleográfico de posse na folha de rosto e assinatura de posse no pé da folha de rosto: «Ferrão». As páginas preliminares inumeradas incluem uma dedicatória ao Rei D. Afonso VI, Ao Leitor, Licenças de 1655 a 1658, as peças em verso em louvor do autor já incluídas na 1ª edição e as erratas. Segunda edição. Valiosa obra clássica da literatura portuguesa e importante fonte para a história das conquistas portuguesas no Oriente, cuja primeira edição foi publicada em 1634. Foi traduzida para inglês em 1970. Esta 2ª edição é a mais importante das três edições publicadas até hoje, pois reflete a última versão do texto alterado pelo autor. O poema, que na 1ª edição tinha 1250 oitavas, nesta segunda edição passou a ter 1339 oitavas além de alterações em muitos versos e nos argumentos em verso de cada canto. Knowlton, tradutor da versão inglesa desta obra e estudioso da cultura e história portuguesa, publica um estudo em 1992 onde demonstra que o autor com essas alterações acentua as características barrocas do poema. A intenção do autor ao publicar esta 2ª edição foi incentivar o Rei D. Afonso VI a reconquistar Malaca, que estava nas mãos dos Holandeses desde 1641. Também segundo Knowlton, o autor terá tido acesso a informações sobre a Conquista de Malaca em 1511, que não constam de mais nenhuma outra fonte disponível, através de memórias conservadas pela sua família sobre antepassados que participaram na conquista. Malaca tem ainda hoje uma aura mítica (um dos grandes feitos de armas de Afonso de Albuquerque) e uma forte ligação a Portugal, apesar de ter sido ocupada por holandeses e ingleses. Nela existe uma comunidade de descendentes de Portugueses, com uma língua própria baseada no português antigo e forte ligação a Portugal. In 8º Dim.: 19x13.5 cm. [xii], 396 pps. Binding: Contemporary flexible parchment. Handwritten title on spine and clasps on the lower board. Natural foxing due to the paper which was used. Rubber ownership stamp on title page and ownership signature at the bottom of the title page: ?Ferrão?». The first unnumbered pages include: Dedication to His Magesty King Afonso VI, To the Reader, Licences from 1655 to 1658, poems praising the author, which are already included in the first edition, and errata. Second edition. Valuable classic work of the Portuguese literature and an important source for the history of the Portuguese conquests in the Far East, first published in 1634. It was translated into English in 1970. This second edition is the most important of three published until now, since it reflects the last version of the text changed by the author. The poem, which in the first edition had 1250 octaves, in this second edition has 1339, and also includes changes in many verses and the summaries in verse in each ?canto? Knowlton, translator of the English version of this work and a scholar of Portuguese literature and history, published in 1992 a study where he shows that the author has enhanced the baroque characteristics of the poem with these changes. The intent of the author, when publishing this second edition, was to encourage King Afonso VI to retake Malaca, which had been occupied by the Dutch since 1641. Also, according to Knowlton, the author had access to information about the Malaca conquest in 1511, not available from any other source, through memorabilia from his ancestors, who took part in the conquest, kept by his family. Malaca has, till today, a mythical aura (one of the great feats of Afonso de Albuquerque) and a strong connection to Portugal

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        De Geschiedenissen Kerkckelyck ende Wereldtlyck van Friesland Oost ende West. Beginnende van d'eerste Geheuchenis ende vol-trocken tot op het Iaar na Christi Geboorte MDLXXXIII. Te samen ende in ordre gebracht met groote neersticheyt inde Nederlandsche Tale. WAARBIJ: Tablinum dat is: Brieven ende Documenten, dienende tot de Friesche Historie.

      Franeker, Jan Boudewyns Wellens 1658 - (gegraveerde titelpagina, 36) 929 (24), 148 p. Origineel half Leer met ribben, Folio (Bovenkant rug ingescheurd. Geïllustreerd met een gegraveerde titelpagina, wapengravure en 14 (van 17) portretten.)

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        Graafschap Zutphen - Joan Blaeu, 1658-1672.

      MOOISTE KAART VAN HET GRAAFSCHAP ZUTPHEN, ??N DER KWARTIEREN VAN GELDERLAND ?Zutphania comitatus, Sive Ducatus Gelriae Tetrarchia Zutphaniensis?, kopergravure uitgegeven door Joan Blaeu als deel van de Atlas Mayor, tussen 1658-72. Verso: Spaanse tekst. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 42 x 52,5 cm.Het hertogdom Gelderland en het daarmee verbonden graafschap Zutphen omvatte enerzijds het gebied van de huidige provincie Gelderland en anderzijds het noorden van Limburg (met onder meer Venlo, Venray en Roermond), evenals het aangrenzende zuidelijk deel van de Duitse Kreis Kleef.Om het titelcartouche linksboven staan drie engeltjes en twee blanco wapenschilden. Rechtsboven het wapen van de Graafschap Zutphen. De kompasroos aan de rechterzijde duidt dat het noorden boven ligt. Linksonder zien we de schaalaanduiding in een met engeltjes en landmeetapparatuur versierde cartouche. Rechtsonder de wapenschilden van de steden Zutphen, Doetinchem, Doesburg, Lochem, Bronckhorst, Groenlo, ?s Herenbergh, niet ingevuld zijn Borkelo, Bredevoort, Lichtenvoorde, Aenholt. Ook zien we nog een beknopte legenda bij de linkerrand.Blaeu was bevlogen een atlas te maken zoals nog niet eerder op de wereld vertoond.Hij wilde iets cre?ren dat in de hoogtijdagen van de macht van Amsterdam de geciviliseerde wereld zou overdonderen. Het werd zijn magnum opus dat uiteindelijk ca. 600 kaarten en ca. 3000 tekstpagina?s bevatte, een boekwerk in negen banden met uitgaven in het Nederlands, Latijn, Frans, Duits en Spaans. Het werd de grootste wereldatlas ooit gepubliceerd. De verschijning ervan vormt de bekroning van de gouden eeuw van de Nederlandse cartografie, een tijdvak van ongekende bloei, dat samenvalt met de enorme opleving van de handel en de daarmee gepaard gaande rijkdom en welvaart in vooral de eerste helft van de zeventiende eeuw. De Groote Atlas van Blaeu was het meest kostbare gedrukte boek dat je in de tweede helft van de 17de eeuw kon kopen.Prijs: ?750,-.

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        Instrumentum pacis, oder Friedens-Pacta, so zwischen ihrer königl: Mayt: und der Crone Dännemarck, an einem, und dem König und der Crone Schweden, am andern Theil, durch mühesame Interposition und Unterhandlung des Königes in Franckreich, &c. und Hn Protectoris in Engeland, etc. hochansehentlicher herrn legaten, den 26. Februarii diese lauffenden 1658sten Jahres zu Roschild getroffen und ferner von beyden hohen Potentaten und beyderseits herren reichs-Räthen conformirt, auch kurtz darauff in Kopenhagen selenniter ausgewechselt worden. Aus dem Dänischen in das Hoch-Teutsche übersetzet.

      - Köpenhamn, Seel Peter Morsings, königl. und der Universität Buchdruckers, Wittibe, (1658). 4:o. (24) s. Enstaka småfläckar. Tagen ur band. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. VD17 23:316589R. Warmholtz 8577 not. Den tyska översättningen av fredsfördraget i Roskilde mellan Sverige och Danmark, tryckt av Sophie Morsing, änka efter Peter. Med freden i Roskilde 1658 nådde Sverige sitt största omfång, med tilläggen av Skåne, Blekinge, Halland, Bohuslän, Bornholm och Trondheims län. Bara två år senare, med freden i Köpenhamn 1660, återgick Bornholm och Trondheims län till Danmark.

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        The divine right and original of the civill magistrate from God, (as it is drawn by the Apostle S. Paul in those words, Rom. 13.1. There is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God) illustrated and vindicated in a treatise (chiefly) upon that text. Wherein the procedure of political dominion from God, by his ordination; . is endevored truly and plainly to be laid open. / Written for the service of that eminent truth, order, justice, and peace which the said text, in its genuine sense, holdeth forth, and supporteth: and for the dissolving of sundry important doubts, and mistakes about it. By Edward Gee minister of the Gospel at Eccleston in the county palatine of Lancaster.

      George Eversden 1658 - [45 pp], 372 pp., [14 pp]. Original hardcover. Front cover loose at hinge. "Written for the service of that eminent Truth, Order, Justice, and Peace which the said Text, in its genuuine sense, holdeth forth, and supporteth: And for the dissolving of sundry important Doubts, and mistakes about it. By Edward Gee, Minister of the Gospel at Eccleston in the county Palatine of Lancaster. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LETTERA MANOSCRITTA datata 10 Giugno 1658 indirizzata al Marchese Villa.

      1658. lettera manoscritta (mm.310x215) composta da 8 pagine non numerate (le ultime 2 bianche) e indirizzata "Al mach.e Villa si contenterà di decifrare questa da se stesso". La lettera è infatti interamente composta da cifre e nell'interlinea compaiono le parole corrispondenti che un anonimo ha anticamente già decifrato. L'autore della missiva, che si firma in calce ma non ci è possibile risalire al nome, scrive questa lettera da Modena il 10 giugno 1658: dal testo si evince che si preoccupa di dare indicazioni di tattica militare circa lo spostamento delle truppe nelle località di Tortona, Valenza, Frascarolo, la richiesta di approvvigionamento di munizioni, sacchi di farina, il passaggio di cavalli e fanti a Serravalle, invita il destinatario della lettera (il Marchese Villa) ad attraversare il Po ed aspettare le truppe per sorprendere il nemico, indica la volontà di gettare un ponte per passare l'Adda. Sono citate molte località: Trino, Mortara, Valenza, Tortona, il Ticino, Piacenza... Probabilmente siamo nell'epoca della guerra tra Francesco I d'Este (1610-1658), Duca di Modena, e la Spagna, quando con il suo esercito franco-piemontese progettava l'occupazione del Milanese; il Marchese Villa fu abile condottiero e guidava la cavalleria piemontese, la guerra durò fino al 1659. Ottimo stato di conservazione, salvo traccia di piegatura. [167]

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        Graafschap Zutphen - Joan Blaeu, 1658-1672.

      MOOISTE KAART VAN HET GRAAFSCHAP ZUTPHEN, ??N DER KWARTIEREN VAN GELDERLAND ?Zutphania comitatus, Sive Ducatus Gelriae Tetrarchia Zutphaniensis?, kopergravure uitgegeven door Joan Blaeu als deel van de Atlas Mayor, tussen 1658-72. Verso: Spaanse tekst. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 42 x 52,5 cm.Het hertogdom Gelderland en het daarmee verbonden graafschap Zutphen omvatte enerzijds het gebied van de huidige provincie Gelderland en anderzijds het noorden van Limburg (met onder meer Venlo, Venray en Roermond), evenals het aangrenzende zuidelijk deel van de Duitse Kreis Kleef.Om het titelcartouche linksboven staan drie engeltjes en twee blanco wapenschilden. Rechtsboven het wapen van de Graafschap Zutphen. De kompasroos aan de rechterzijde duidt dat het noorden boven ligt. Linksonder zien we de schaalaanduiding in een met engeltjes en landmeetapparatuur versierde cartouche. Rechtsonder de wapenschilden van de steden Zutphen, Doetinchem, Doesburg, Lochem, Bronckhorst, Groenlo, ?s Herenbergh, niet ingevuld zijn Borkelo, Bredevoort, Lichtenvoorde, Aenholt. Ook zien we nog een beknopte legenda bij de linkerrand.Blaeu was bevlogen een atlas te maken zoals nog niet eerder op de wereld vertoond.Hij wilde iets cre?ren dat in de hoogtijdagen van de macht van Amsterdam de geciviliseerde wereld zou overdonderen. Het werd zijn magnum opus dat uiteindelijk ca. 600 kaarten en ca. 3000 tekstpagina?s bevatte, een boekwerk in negen banden met uitgaven in het Nederlands, Latijn, Frans, Duits en Spaans. Het werd de grootste wereldatlas ooit gepubliceerd. De verschijning ervan vormt de bekroning van de gouden eeuw van de Nederlandse cartografie, een tijdvak van ongekende bloei, dat samenvalt met de enorme opleving van de handel en de daarmee gepaard gaande rijkdom en welvaart in vooral de eerste helft van de zeventiende eeuw. De Groote Atlas van Blaeu was het meest kostbare gedrukte boek dat je in de tweede helft van de 17de eeuw kon kopen.Prijs: ?750,-.

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        An Ephemerides of the Coelestial Motions for XIII Years Beginning Anno 1659. Ending Anno 1671 . . . .

      Printed by R. & W. Leybourn, for the Company of STATIONERS, London 1658 - Hardcover, size 7.5"x5.5". Full calf with four raised bands. [xxii], 148, [viii] pages, plus the 13 ephemerides which vary from approximately 28 to 36 pages each, plus a final leaf of errata. The ephemerides themselves were previously printed separately - seven are dtd 1656, five are dtd 1657, and one for the year 1669 is dtd 1669 (clearly a misprint). Condition of the casing is Good- (minus): considerable wear, abbreviated title inked on spine label. Condition of the text is Good: occasional light soiling/foxing or marginal chip/closed tear; text rippled from aging. Previous owner's stamp on endpapers, title page, and three places in text; armorial bookplate of John Earl of Loudoun w/double-headed eagle & motto "I Bide My Time" on front pastedown. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Viersprachiger Orbis pictus. Deutsch-Lateinisch-Französisch-Italienisch. [Unbekanntes Bild-Wörterbuch nach dem berühmten Vorbild Johann Amos Comenius: Orbis sensualium pictus].

      s.l. [frühes 18. Jahrhundert], s.l. [frühes 18. Jahrhundert] - Privater Halbledereinband, 8°, 65 montierte Blätter mit je 9 Holzschnitten, somit 585 Abbildungen, handkoloriert, jedes Blatt mit einer Überschrift und jeweils 4 Bildunterschriften in den 4 Sprachen; -Einband stärker bestossen und Berieben, Rücken etwas beschädigt, Papier durchgehend stärker gebräunt, 2 Blätter mit einem Abriss. Johann Amos Comenius *Orbis sensualium pictus* (Die sichtbare Welt in Bildern) von 1658 gilt als *Ahnherr aller Kinderbilderbücher*. Johann Georg Seybold brachte 1770 sein *Versuch eines Elementarbuches für Kinder* heraus, dass viersprachig war, aber keine grammatikalische Systematik aufweist. In unzähligen Varianten erschienen diese Bilderwelten als Anschauungsbuch oder Sachbilderbuch [LKJL I, 41]. Bekannte Autoren waren Basedow oder Rochow [Der Kinderfreund]. Die Herkunft dieses Werkes ist bislang unbekannt. Auffallend ist die grammatikalische Ordnung, die den Fokus auf die Spracherlernung legt. Die Montierung der einzelnen Blätter auf Buchseiten legt die Herkunft aus einer Lieferung wie dem Kinderfreund nahe.

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        An Ephemerides of the Coelestial Motions for XIII Years Beginning Anno 1659. Ending Anno 1671 . . . .

      London: Printed by R. & W. Leybourn, for the Company of STATIONERS, 1658. Hardcover, size 7.5"x5.5". Full calf with four raised bands. [xxii], 148, [viii] pages, plus the 13 ephemerides which vary from approximately 28 to 36 pages each, plus a final leaf of errata. The ephemerides themselves were previously printed separately - seven are dtd 1656, five are dtd 1657, and one for the year 1669 is dtd 1669 (clearly a misprint). Condition of the casing is Good- (minus): considerable wear, abbreviated title inked on spine label. Condition of the text is Good: occasional light soiling/foxing or marginal chip/closed tear; text rippled from aging. Previous owner's stamp on endpapers, title page, and three places in text; armorial bookplate of John Earl of Loudoun w/double-headed eagle & motto "I Bide My Time" on front pastedown..

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        The Choyce Letters

      London - Thomas Dring 1658 - An English translation ofJean-Louis Guez Balzac'sletters. A veryscarce work. Not seen at auction for over thirty five years. With a portrait frontispiece of Balzac. With two title pages, the first title page is in Red and Black andwith the title 'Balzac's Remaines orhis Last Letters' the second is 'The Choyce Letters of Monsieur de Balzac. ' One of these title pages is clearlya cancel. The running title of the work is 'Choise Lettres' and therefore it is likely the cancel is the red and black title page. There are two copies held at the British library, one with the first title page and one with the second title page. It is unusual to have both. (Wing B616). Collated usingboth British library copies of this work, Complete. 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. Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac was a French author noted for his epistolary essays. This volume comprises of his letters to notable courtiers which gained him a great reputation. This work mostly contains his letters to Jean Chapelain, a French Poet who organized and founded the Academie Francaise. Condition: In a full calf binding. rebacked with original boards preserved. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Small worm holes to thetail of spine and also to thehead. The worming only seems tohave slightly affected the front endpaper at the gutter and the rear hinge. Bothhinges are slightly strained but firm. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown,Christopher Rowe. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age toned with light spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sylva Sylvarum: or, A Natural History. In Ten Centuries. Wherevnto is Newly Added the History Naturall and Experimentall of Life and Death, or of the Prolongation of Life. Both Written by the Right Honourable Francis Lo. Verulam Viscount St. Alban. Published after the Authors Death, By William Ravvley Doctor in Divinity one of his Majesties Chaplains. Hereunto is now added and Alphabetical Table of the Principall thing contained in the ten Centuries. The Seventh Edition. Small folio, 19.7 x 29.8 x 3cm.

      London, Printed for William Lee, and are to be sold by ThomasWilliams at the Bible in Little-Britain, and William Place at Grays-Inne Gate in Holburn, 1658. - Bacon, Francis, Viscount St Albans (1561-1626) "British philosopher, statesman and early advocate of the scientific method. He was also an important essayist. Successively attorney-general, lord keeper and lord chancellor, he was forced to resign his offices in 1621 when found guilty of corruption. None of this interrupted his efforts to break the hold of Aristotelian logic and establish an inductive empiricism."--"Bacon, Francis, Viscount St Albans." World Encyclopedia. 2005. Encyclopediadotcom. 26 Jan. 2015 . "Bacon's contribution to philosophy was his application of the inductive method of modern science. He urged full investigation in all cases, avoiding theories based on insufficient data. Today his contributions are regarded with considerable respect."--"Bacon, Francis (English philosopher and statesman)." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. 2014. Encyclopediadotcom. 26 Jan. 2015 . "Two main strands can be distinguished in Bacon's impact on the Western philosophical tradition. First, his theory of scientific method in general, and induction in particular, was much commented on in subsequent epistemological debate. Second, and more important, Bacon's impact on Western philosophy is to be found in the ideological part of his philosophy--the active ethos with which he infused modern science." "During his last years Bacon composed his utopia, the New Atlantis, and a natural historical work entitled Sylva sylvarum, meaning a collection of collections, a miscellany of subjects. It is a vast compilation of one thousand paragraphs consisting of extracts frommany books and Bacon's own experiments and observations. The New Atlantis is a description of an island society and its scientific community: Salomon's House. In it Bacon developed ideas which he had outlined thirty years earlier in the early 1590s. The aim of the Salomon's House was nothing less than `the knowledge of Causes, and secret motions of things; and the enlarging of the bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible' (Works, 3.156). The Sylva sylvarum and the New Atlantis were posthumously published in the same volume in 1626."--Markku Peltonen, `Bacon, Francis, Viscount St Alban (1561-1626)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2007, accessed 26 Jan 2015] Examples of the 1000 experiments in Sylva Sylvarum: Of Separations of Bodies Liquid by weight; Of Magnitude, Exility, and Damps of Sounds; Of Infectious Diseases; Of Exercise of the Bodie, And the Benefits, or Evils thereof; Of Clarification of Liquours, and the Accelerating thereof; Of Accelerating or Hastening forward Germination; Of Making Herbs and Fruits Medicinable; Of the different Heats of Fire and BoylingWater; Of the Hiccouchs; Of the Insecta, or Creatures bred of Putrefaction; Of Sweat; Of some Prognosticks of Hard Winters; Of certain Medicines that condense and relieve the Spirits; of the Causes of Apetite in the Stomach; Of the Super-Reflexion of Eccho's; Of Maleficiating; etc. Bound early calf boards with three fillets in blind around edges, sometime rebacked in the last 20 years in leather with raised bands, recornered, original leather scuffed with some chips & cracks at edges, early 20th century endpapers pasted over earlier endpapers and on the front cover and old piece of paper with a bookplate cut out pasted over the newer endpaper, archival handmade paper sometime pasted over inside hinges, worm damage in pp209-216 affecting 3 to 4 letters on each page, light foxing. There is an engraved portrait of Bacon facing an engraved title depicting the "Mundus Intellectualis." The engraved title is dated 1651 with the imprint: London Printed for W.Lee and are to be sould at the Great Turks head next to the Mytre Tau rne in Fleetstreet. e Engr. title signed: "Tho:Cecill Sculp:" Printed title printed within double rules. Woodcut initials and headpieces. Collation: frontipiece leaf facing title, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Belli

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        Sweedsche Spiegel: Daer in niet aleen klaerelijck te sien is, maer oock beweesen wordt, wat de sweeden voor oprechte, goede, vroome christenen zijn [.] Den sweeden tot een bekeeringe en beteringe, en anderen tot een waerschowinge, gestelt door Philotheum Warnern van Warhuysen.

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        [Kupferstich] De Schouburgh van binnen op `t tooneel aen te sien

      [Amsterdam, 1658?]. - Bildgr

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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

      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. 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. Printed by J.G. for Rich. Marriot [etc.], London, 1658.

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        La métoposcopie comprise en treize livres, et huit cens figures de la face humaine: à laquelle a esté adjousté le traicté des marques naturelles du corps par Melampus antien autheur grec; le tout traduit en françois par le sieur C.M. de Lavrendière...

      Paris, Thomas Jolly, 1658, in folio, de 4ff. VIII-225pp. & 2ff., illustré de 800 belles figures gravées sur bois de physiognomonie dont certaines à pl. page, pl. vélin souple époque, trou de ver peu visible en marge int. de qq. feuillets, qq. petites restaurations en marge et qq. infimes rousseurs éparses sinon bel exemplaire. Edition originale très rare de ce magnifique traité de métoposcopie et de physiognomonie. L'édition latine et la française parurent en même temps chez le même éditeur, mais d'après Osler la française serait la première. L'étude des caractères, tempéraments, penchants, et types morphologiques faite par Cardan repose sur 800 belles figures de la face humaine, des rides du front, des mains etc... Mais la méthode métoposcopique de Cardan repose beaucoup plus sur l'étude des rides et de leurs rapports aux signes astrologiques que les méthodes physiognomoniques classiques. Grillot de Givry rapproche la méthode de Cardan de la Chiromancie et qualifie l'ouvrage de "monument imposant de patience et de sagacité" et l'édition "d'à peu près introuvable". ¶ Dorbon n°622 "Ce rarissime traité, qui ne se trouve pas dans la collection des oeuvres de Cardan, est d'ailleurs l'un des meilleurs que l'on ait sur la physiognomonie..." - Krivatsy 2149 - Caillet n°2019 "Traité fort rare..." - Guaïta n°1227 - Osler 2242 - Thorndike V. chap.26 - cat. CCFR seulement 4 ex. (BNF, Arsenal, Dijon, Ste Geneviève).

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        See Treffen Zwischen den Schweditchen und Hollandischen Flootten, durch den He: Reichs Admiral Wrangel, und He: Admirael Leüt: Opdam, so geschegen im Sund, Anno 1658...

      *** Søslag ved Kronborg i Øresund i oktober 1658 mellem den svenske flåde under Rigsadmiral Wrangel og den hollandske flåde under Admiralløjtnant Opdam. [ Svenskerne søgte forgæves at spærre den hollandske flåde vejen til København ]. Kobberstik. 28 x 36 cm. Kobberstikket er ikke koloreret. Papiret er med vertikal midterfold som ved udgivelsen i 1667. I nyere ramme med passepartout. Rammen måler 38 x 46 cm. - Et par ubetydelige smårifter ved nedre margin. Theatrum Europaeum er titlen på et tysksproget historieværk grundlagt af Matthäus Merian og udsendt i 21 bind i Frankfurt am Main i årene 1633 til 1738. Nærværende kobberstik stammer fra bind VIII. Dette bind kendes i tryk fra 1667 og 1693.

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        Dominio Fiorentino.

      - Dall’ "Atlas Major," edito tra il 1658 e il 1661. Amsterdam, 1660 circa. Dall'Atlas Major, edito tra il 1658 e il 1661. Incisione in rame, confini in colore d’epoca, cartigli colorati, cm 38,5 x 49,2 (alla lastra) più margini bianchi. In basso a destra, titolo entro cartiglio decorato; accanto a sinistra: "Amstelodami, Excudebat Ioannes Ianssonius"; in basso a sinistra, cartiglio decorato con sfera, compassi e putti e con scala in miglia italiane e miglia tedesche. Foglio con testo in germanico gotico al verso. Un leggero ripiegamento della brachetta centrale, per il resto trattasi di bell’esemplare in bella efine coloritura e in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        A Collection of Acts and Ordinances of General Use, made in the Parliament Begun and held at Westminsterthe third day of November.Anno 1640 and since, unto the Adjournment of the Parliament begun and holden the 17th of September, Anno 1656. and formerly published in Print, which are here printed at Large with Marginal Notes, or Abbreviated: Being a Continuation of that Work from the end of Mr Pulton's Collection. In Two Parts.Together with Several Tables of the Titles of, and Pricipal Matters contained in the said Acts and Ordinances; And likewise of such as being of more private and particular Concernment, or less use, are omitted.

      Printed by Henry Hills and John Field, Printers to His Highness the Lord Protector, London 1658 - (40),186,[1], 515,[40]pp., mispaginated between pages 160-163 but text complete and follows on; text mainly black letter; title page in facsimile, corners of first two pages skillfully repaired; recent reback, quarter calf over marbled boards, spine with five raised bands, contrasting label with gilt lettering, endpapers replaced; lightly browned throughout but in good clean condition. A collection of Acts of Parliament from the time of Oliver Cromwell. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Opera Omnia Medico-Chemico-Chirurgica, tribus voluminibus comprehensa. Editio novissima et emendatissima ad Germanica & Latina exemplaria accuratissime collata.

      Geneva: Sumptibus Joan. Antonii, & Samuelis De Tournes. 1658. A fine copy, in contemporary vellum and with the often missing portrait, of "the best and most complete edition of Paracelsus' collected works" (Neville).?Dibner, Heralds of Science, no. 124. "According to Sudhoff, bibliographer of Paracelsus' works, this compendium of the works of Paracelsus, edited by Friedrich Bitiskius, is the most complete of the Latin collected editions. It contains virtually all of Paracelsus' medical and philosophical writings, as well as Tintoretto's beautiful portrait of Paracelsus, which is often missing" (Heirs of Hippocrates no. 215). "Philippus Aureolus Theophratus Bobastus von Hohenheim, also known as Paracelsus, remains one of the most controversial and remarkable personalities of the Renaissance. He has been described as a quack, a magician, and astrologer, and alchemist, as well as a brilliant physician, prophet, and genius. Sir William Osler called him the 'Luther of medicine,' and Fielding Garrison lauded him as 'the most original thinker of the sixteenth century.' He was perhaps all of these ... "His introduction of a new concept of disease, based on the idea that each disease is due to a specific external cause, [was] to replace the ancient notion of disease as an internal idiosyncratic imbalance of humors. Paracelsus's new idea of disease led him to new modes of therapy, using specific agents (often chemically derived) to battle against specific diseases. His followers founded the school of iatrochemistry, which flourished in Europe over the next century. Paracelsus made ether-like preparations that he used as sedatives and narcotics, and he introduced laudanum (tincture of opium) into the pharmacopeia. He advocated the use of minerals as therapeutic agents, including mercury, lead, copper sulfate, and antinomy. As a clinician, he was the first to describe congenital syphilis. He also gave the first description of cretinism, which he linked with goiter, and this in turn he connected to the mineral content of water. He studied the disease of minders and metallurgists and wrote the first monograph on an occupational disease. Forty years before Johann Weyer, he described the clinical manifestations of epilepsy, mania, and hysteria in a manner that was not improved on until Philippe Pinel and Jean-Étienne-Dominique Esquirol in the nineteenth century. In an age when the mentally ill were viewed as possessed by the devil and burned at the stake, he advocated humane treatment ... "As a surgeon, he treated wounds successfully using conservative methods, in contrast to the common practice of cauterization with boiling oil. He was the first to agree with the fourteenth-century French surgeon Henri de Mondeville that wounds must be kept clean, and Garrison described him as 'almost the only asepsist between Mondeville and Lister.' "Paracelsus was a voluminous writer ..., but his controversial views and antagonistic personality alienated publishers, and only a few of his books appeared during his lifetime." (Haskell F. Norman in One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine). Dibner 124; Heirs of Hippocrates 215; Dorbon 3522 ("Edition de la plus insigne rareté"); Sotheran, Cat. 800 [1926] 11703 ("Rare"); Neville Historical Chemical Library 260; Bolton 718; Osler 528. 3 vols. in 2, folio (354 x 212 mm), contemporary Dutch vellum, blind-stamped centre-pieces, some smudging to the spines and a few dark spots to the boards (probably blood). One hinge split but ties still strong. Fully complete, pp [36] 828 [40]; [24] 718 [34]; [12] 212 [24]; [4] 18 (the last volume being in two sections), titles in red and black with large vignettes, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, woodcut text illustrations, a fine and genuine copy, entirely unrestored.

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        Maximes of Reason: or The Reason of the Common Law of England. Wing W3021. Folio

      Only edition of the most extensive early work treating of the maxims of English law, during what Peter Stein calls "manifestly the heyday of rules and maxims", drawing upon Bacon, Coke, Dyer, Fitzherbert, Littleton, and Plowden, among other sources. Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, else especially well-preserved, Daniel Fleming's copy with his ownership signature and notations; the Taussig copy. Printed by R. & W.L. for W. Lee [and six others], London, 1658.

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        [Emblem Book] Lucis Evangelicæ, sub velum sacrorum emblematum, reconditiæ, pars tertia. Hoc est cæleste pantheon sive cælum novum in festa et gesta sanctorum totius anni, selecta historia, & morali doctrina varie illustratum : pars posterior

      Antverpiae [Antwerp] apud viduam & haeredes Joannis Cnobbari, sub signo S. Petri. MDCLVIII [1658] Two parts, with separate title pages, in one volume. 4to: [4],352[334 misprinted 234],[44, indices]; [4],492[but 494: pp. 153-160 misprinted as 1-8], p. 295 as 195, pp. 340-341 as 342-343, p. 348 as 349, pp. 377-378 repeated in number only],[40, indices]pp, with two title-page vignettes, 55 emblems within ornamental borders engraved by Jacob van Meurs (1619-1680), and numerous woodcut tailpieces. Contemporary vellum with yapped edges, later green silk ties. Exceptionally clean and bright copy, engravings in rich, deep impressions. Provenance: van de Catholijke Kerk te Zierikzee (book label on rear paste down). Not in Landwehr or Praz, but see Landwehr, Low Countries, 222, and Praz p.327, for Antwerp edition of 1654. Rare Antwerp impression of this emblem book, first printed in Cologne (1657). The Lux Evangelicae, probably Engelgrave's best know work, presents themes for sermons on religious holidays and saints days, summed up in emblems with mottoes often borrowed from classical poets, the religious meaning made explicit by biblical quotations. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Natural magick

      printed for Thomas Young, and Samuel Speed and are to be sold at the Three Pigeons, and at the Angel in St. Paul's Church-yard : 1658 : London : Folio: ?2

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