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        Les Satyres de Perse fidellement traduites en nostre langue, avec le latin à costé, enrichies de remarques historiques sur divers sujets et sur les vies des plus illustres autheurs de ce temps. Avec deux tables, l'une Latine & l'autre Françoise, pour faciliter ceux qui n'ont pas l'usage de la langue latine. Par le Sieur Gefrier.

      Jean Baptiste Loyson, Paris 1658 - 2 parties en 1 vol. in-12 de (22) pp. (signature e-i, pièces liminaires) 108 pp. 150 pp. (44) pp. de table (2) pp. d'errata, maroquin rouge, dos fleurdelisé à nerfs, double encadrement de triple filet doré sur les plats, sur les plats chiffre en coin formé des capitales romaines D D enlacés et affrontés, roulette intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Edition bilingue établie, traduite et commentée dans une seconde partie par Pierre Gefrier avec le texte original latin imprimé dans les marges en caractères italiques. Titre-frontispice non signé, épître dédicatoire, adresse au lecteur et trois pièces versifiées de Du Pelletier, Colletet et Petit à Monsieur Gefrier sur sa traduction. Exemplaire réglé, relié en maroquin rouge à la Du Seuil, orné du chiffre DD (capitales romaines enlacés) à chaque angle ; Olivier Hermal Roton (1501) attribue ce même chiffre accompagné d'armes au conseiller au Parlement de Paris Ursin Camus de Pontcarré (1674-1715). Ex-libris manuscrit à l'encre du temps sur la garde supérieure « Mag. Francisci Chevrier In senatu Patroni ». Frontispice découpé dans la marge supérieure ; pâles mouillures sur la reliure et quelques feuillets. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: Printed by R. & W.L. for W. Lee [and six others], 1658. Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, else especially well-preserved, Daniel Fleming's copy with his ownership signature and notations; the Taussig copy 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

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        The City Law, Shewing the Customes, Franchises, Liberties,.

      1658 - The Customary Law of Protectorate-Era London [London]. The City Law, Shewing the Customes, Franchises, Liberties, Priviledges, And Immunities of the Famous City of London. Together With the Names, Natures, Kinds, Jurisdictions, Powers, And Proceedings of the Severall Courts Within the Same: As Also the Titles, Qualities, Advantages, And Profits of the Severall Officers, And Offices in London: And in Whose Dispose Those Offices Are. Necessary to be Known to All Merchants, Citizens, Tradesmen, And Others. London: Printed by T.R. for Timothy Twyford, 1658. [viii], 127, [1] pp. Octavo (5-1/4" x 3-1/4"). Recent period-style calf, blind rules to boards, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine, edges rouged. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks to boards. Moderate toning to text, minor loss to side-notes of a few leaves due to trimming, spark burns and minor edgewear to a few other leaves, light soiling to title page, internally clean. A handsome copy. * Second, final and best edition. Rich in legal and historical interest, this handbook of London's customary law during the Protectorate (1653-1659) is an expanded version of a book published at the end of the Civil War in 1647 as The City Law: Or, The Course and Practice in all Manner of Juridicall Proceedings in the Hustings in Guildhall, London. It offers an interesting perspective on the relationship between London's old customary laws with the reforms introduced by Cromwell's government. Both editions are scarce. OCLC locates 5 copies of the 1658 edition in North American law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, SMU, University of Pennsylvania, Yale). English Short-Title Catalogue R24831. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      chez Adrien Menier, A Paris 1658 - Habiti delle Religioni con le armi e breve descrittioni loro. Opera di Odoardo Fialetti Bolognese. In Parigi. 1680. 2 parties en 1 vol. in-4 (16 x 22 cm) de (8) pp. (titre-frontispice, titre, dédicace et table) 45-(1) pp., 1 titre gravé, 1 frontispice et 72 planches numérotées, veau brun, dos orné à nerfs, tranches jaspées (reliure de l'époque). Suite gravée de costumes religieux avec les armes de leur confrérie et leur description en italien au verso de chaque feuillet, par l'artiste bolonais Odoardo Fialetti : 1 figure allégorique et 72 portraits en pied numérotés. Deuxième tirage parisien de 1680 à l'identique de l'original vénitien de 1626 : la suite fut imprimée une première fois en France en 1658 augmentée d'un historique des ordres religieux établi par Raphaël Trichet du Fresne - bibliothécaire érudit et bibliophile de Christine de Suède, il était le fils de l'avocat du Parlement de Bordeaux Pierre Trichet connu pour son cabinet de curiosités. Chaque partie est précédée d'un titre gravé : il apparaît ainsi que notre exemplaire est composé de la première partie historique à la date 1658 et de la suite gravée de 1680. L'épître dédicatoire est adressée à Pierre de La Porte, premier valet de chambre de Louis XIV. « Odoardo Fialetti de son vrai nom Edouard Viallet né à Bologne le 18 juillet 1573, mort à Venise en 1638, est non seulement d'origine française mais savoyarde, ce qu'il faut noter car c'est peut-être le seul artiste de valeur qu'ait jamais donné cette province. Son père, né à Beaufort sur Dozon descendant d'une famille de robe, fut professeur à l'Université de Padoue, puis à l'Université de Bologne, où il mourut comme doyen-recteur. Edouard Viallet, dit Odoardo Fialetti, fut d'abord élève de Cremonini à Bologne se rendit à Rome et à Venise où il entra dans l'atelier du Tintoret. Il convient de rappeler que selon les termes même du grand vénitien, Fialetti fut son « élève chéri » et qu'il le nomma son exécuteur testamentaire. Boschini mentionne trente-huit tableaux de cet artiste, dispersés dans les différentes églises de Venise. Bartsch décrit 243 planches gravées d'après ses propres dessins et d'après d'autres maaîtres, en réalité il faut en compter plus de trois cents dont entre autres une série de costumes des différentes nations et des différents ordres religieux et des motifs décoratifs qui furent recherchés en France par les faïenceries de Nevers qui s'en inspirèrent largement (?) » (Benezit). Bon exemplaire, restaurations aux coiffes. Ex-libris manuscrit à l'encre du temps « Guilliere ». Brunet II, 1241 ; Colas 1061-1062 ; Cicognara 1649 ; Benezit, III, 739. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The City Law, Shewing the Customes, Franchises, Liberties,...

      1658. The Customary Law of Protectorate-Era London [London]. The City Law, Shewing the Customes, Franchises, Liberties, Priviledges, And Immunities of the Famous City of London. Together With the Names, Natures, Kinds, Jurisdictions, Powers, And Proceedings of the Severall Courts Within the Same: As Also the Titles, Qualities, Advantages, And Profits of the Severall Officers, And Offices in London: And in Whose Dispose Those Offices Are. Necessary to be Known to All Merchants, Citizens, Tradesmen, And Others. London: Printed by T.R. for Timothy Twyford, 1658. [viii], 127, [1] pp. Octavo (5-1/4" x 3-1/4"). Recent period-style calf, blind rules to boards, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine, edges rouged. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks to boards. Moderate toning to text, minor loss to side-notes of a few leaves due to trimming, spark burns and minor edgewear to a few other leaves, light soiling to title page, internally clean. A handsome copy. * Second, final and best edition. Rich in legal and historical interest, this handbook of London's customary law during the Protectorate (1653-1659) is an expanded version of a book published at the end of the Civil War in 1647 as The City Law: Or, The Course and Practice in all Manner of Juridicall Proceedings in the Hustings in Guildhall, London. It offers an interesting perspective on the relationship between London's old customary laws with the reforms introduced by Cromwell's government. Both editions are scarce. OCLC locates 5 copies of the 1658 edition in North American law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, SMU, University of Pennsylvania, Yale). English Short-Title Catalogue R24831.

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        A Plea for the Lords, and House of Peers: Or, A full, necessary, seasonable, enlarged Vindication, of the just, antient hereditary Right of the Lords, Peers, and Barons of this Realm to sit, vote, judge in all the Parliamemts [sic] of England. Wing P4034

      London: Printed for the Author, 1658. Contemporary mottled calf, mottled edges, especially crisp and appealing, once the copy of John Evelyn, with the modern booksticker; the Taussig copy The tract first published in 1648, attacking the rising political power of the Levellers, here much expanded a decade later as Cromwell established a House of Lords, confirming both Prynne's enormous legal knowledge and his controversialist talents

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        Verhemelde Ziele. Dat is, Een beschrijvinge van een Hemelsch-Gesint Man, sijn Wandel en verkeeringe op Aerden. In II. Stucken. War van dit eerste den Leseren volkomen bericht sal geven vand en vereysten wegh der Heyligen op aerden, zynde na boven gestreckt, en als in de Hemelen, als mede de tegen-gestelde paden der afwijckende menigte, gaende na de Helle en de Doot, met vele krachtige beweeg-redenen daer toe dienende om de eerste te kiesen, en de laetste te vermijden. In het Tweede. De Leser eerst-daeghs hebbe te verwachten een aengehecht vertoogh, begrypende de rechte proeve en onderscheydende merck-teeckenen van een Hemelingh, als mede die middelen, die elck hebbe ter handt te nemen, om dese reyse na den Hemel wel te doen. Seer nuttigh ge

      Rotterdam, Johannes Vishoeck 1658 - (titelprent, 60) 531 p. Origineel Perkament, 8° (Zeldzaam en prakticaal werk van Simon Simonides, 1629-1675, 3 delen in 1 band, met titelprent en de 3 gravures, vochtvlekkig. SGT- S395/NNBW 10,920)

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        A Short View of the Life and Reign of King Charles, (The second Monarch of Great Britain) From His Birth to his Burial

      London : Richard Royston, 1658 A good copy of this extremely scarce work by Peter Heylyn in contemporary full leather binding. With frontispiece portrait of King Charles by William Marshall. The binding has pannelled calf boards with blind tooled design and a newer spine, also with blind tooling. It is worn at the corners and has wear to edges but is sound. Contents: endpaper (endpapers not repaired when newer spine was added) ; 2 blanks; frontispiece; title page dated 1658; text (initial page with ink signature to top) pp 1-163; 2 blanks; endpaper. Paper generally with brown toning, noticeable on the frontispiece and title page, and later pages in the book. Rear free endpaper has small piece missing from side edge.

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        Lexicon Chaldaicum, Talmudicum et Rabbinicum - In Quo Omnes Voces Chaldaicae Talmudicae et Rabbinicae. (...) Opus XXX. Annorum, nunc demum post patris obitum ex ipsius autographo...a Joanne Buxtorfio Filio.

      Basileae, Ludovici König, 1640. 2 Blatt, 10 Seiten, 1340 Seiten, 64 Seiten Index, 1 Blatt Ledereinband Ein Exemplar der Originalausgabe des 1640 in Basel erschienenen Hauptwerkes von Johann Buxtorf d. Älteren (vollendet von seinem Sohn). Geprägter Ledereinband stärker berieben, etwas fleckig, an den Gelenken ca 1cm weit eingerissen, Buchrücken mit kleinem handschriftlichem Titel. Die Seiten papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und fleckig, Ex Libris auf dem Innendeckel, sehr kleiner Bibliotheksstempel auf dem Titelblatt, sonst sehr guter Zustand. Auf dem Titelblatt, im Vorwort und der Titelseite des Lexikonteils sehr schöne Vignetten. LA179.4 Versand D: 3,00 EUR

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        COMEDIES DE PLAUTE AVEC DES REMARQUES EN LATIN & EN FRANCOIS

      1658 - 1658, A PARIS, Chez PIERRE L'AMY - 4 volumes in-8 plein veau, coiffes frottées cf. photos, plein veau d'époque, dos à cinq nerfs et fleurons. Textes en latin et en français en pages verso/recto avec pagination à l'identiques latin et français. - Ex-libris de Petri GAUCHER manuscrit encre brune. aux 4 volumes. 1er Vol. 1 f., Seule page de titre en français, 3 ff. pour l'épître au Roi, 5 ff. pour la Préface, 3 ff. pour la Vie de Plaute, 10 ff. pour les Tables Chronologiques, 2 fois 265 pages pour les Pièces, p. 266 à325 pages pour les remarques, 6 ff. pour la Table. et le Privilège signé étrangement Pucelle. - Tome 2nd, 2 f. de titre, 2 ff., 2 fois 276 pages, p. 277 à 418, 6 ff. pour la Table. Tome 3me, 1 f. 2 p. de Titre, 2 fois 341 pages, p. 342 à 401, 8 ff. - Tome 4me, 1 f. 2 p. de titre, 2 fois 289 p., p. 290 à 383 p., 6 p. PREMIERE TRADUCTION EN FRANCAIS DES COMEDIES DE PLAUTE. OEUVRE TRES RAREMENT COMPLETE DE SES 4 VOLUMES. Titus Maccius Plautus, né vers 254 av. J.-C. à Sarsina dans l'ancienne Ombrie, maintenant située en Émilie-Romagne et mort en 184 av. J.-C. à Rome, est un AUTEUR COMIQUE LATIN, le premier des grands écrivains de la littérature latine. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Perfect Guide for a Studious Young Lawyer. Being Presidents for...

      1658. 1658 Formbook Collected With "Industry and Care" Fidell, Thomas, Compiler. A Perfect Guide for a Studious Young Lawyer. Being Presidents for Conveyances, And Other Business of the Like Kind. Collected and Gathered Together Out of the Most Studious, Carefull, and Learned Labours of the Reverend and Learned Sages of the Law; The Lord Coke, The Lord Hobart, The Lord Richardson, Justice Haughton, Justice Reve, Justice Bacon, Sir William Denny, Master Godfrey, Sometimes of Lincolns Inne, and Master Jermy, Sometimes of Norwich. Also Divers Copyhold Entries in Court-Barons, With Justice of Peace Business, Very Usefull for Them and Their Clerks; With an Addition of Indictments and Fines. Collected Together by the Industry and Care of Thomas Fidell, of Furnivals Inne, Gent., Who at Spare Houres, Hath Made it His Study for Above Thirty Years. London: Printed by Tho. Roycroft, for John Place, 1658. [iv], 277, [32] pp. Portrait frontispiece, included in some copies, not present. Octavo (6-1/4" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary sheep with recent rebacking, blind rules to boards, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Minor scuffing to boards, moderate edgewear, corners worn. Some toning to text, title page re-hinged, some glue residue along gutter affecting a few letters of title, internally clean. * Second edition. With side-notes. First published in 1654, this is an extensive formbook drawn from the works of Bacon, Coke and other distinguished British jurists. Both editions are scarce. OCLC locates 2 copies of the second edition in North American Law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:481 (24).

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        Cyprvs Insvla Lutetiae Parisiorum apud Petrum Mariette via Iacoba sub Insigni Spei - I Somer Sculp.':.

      - Kolorierter Kupferstich v. Jean Somer(s) Pruthenus n. Nicolas Sanson & Pierre Mariette aus Cartes génerales de toutes les parties du monde . b. Pierre Mariette in Paris, 1658-63, 37,5 x 48,5 Stylianou, The History of the Cartography of Cyprus, S. 322, Nr. 128 u. Abb. S. 322, figs. 130, 130a. - Zeigt die Mittelmeerinsel Zypern. - Unten rechts Kartusche mit Kartentitel u. Verlegeradresse; links daneben Meilenzeiger. - Oben links 2 Wappen. - Sehr selten! Fine example of Pierre Mariette's rare map from Cyprus. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Opuscula Varia Posthuma, Philosophica, Civilia, et Theologica

      R. Danielis, London 1658 - FIRST EDITION, first issue, 8vo. Roman and Italic. pp. (xxxvi) 216, collected and ed. by William Rawley. MS 'vendatur 1752 Royen' on t-p, also early ink stamp 'Acad. Lugd' (Lyons) and on upper and lower edges. Good clean copy in contemp polished vellum. Gibson 230. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Plea for the Lords, and House of Peers: Or, A full, necessary, seasonable, enlarged Vindication, of the just, antient hereditary Right of the Lords, Peers, and Barons of this Realm to sit, vote, judge in all the Parliamemts [sic] of England. Wing P4034

      Printed for the Author, London 1658 - Contemporary mottled calf, mottled edges, especially crisp and appealing, once the copy of John Evelyn, with the modern booksticker; the Taussig copy The tract first published in 1648, attacking the rising political power of the Levellers, here much expanded a decade later as Cromwell established a House of Lords, confirming both Prynne's enormous legal knowledge and his controversialist talents

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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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        Aristippe, ou de la cour. Par Monsieur de Balzac.

      A Leide, Chez Jean Elsevier 1658 - A Leide, Chez Jean Elsevier, 1658. In-12, 1 feuillet (titre gravé), 1 feuillet (titre compris dans la pagination), 2 feuillets (dédicace de Jean Elsevier), 272pp., (24pp.). Plein maroquin du 19e siècle, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés, plats réglés d'un double encadrement doré, contreplats ornés d'un encadrement décoratif doré. Ex-libris armorié "René Choppin". Quelques légères rousseurs. Bel exemplaire dans une superbe reliure. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Evangelical Churches of the Valleys of Piemont. Containing a most exact Geographical Description of the Place, and a faithfull Account of the Doctrine, Life, and Persecutions of the Ancient Inhabitants. Together, with a most naked and punctual Relation of the late Bloudy Massacre, 1655. And a Narrative of all the following Transactions, to the Year of Our Lord 1658. All which are justified, partly by divers Ancient Manuscripts written many hundred Years before Calvin or Luther, and partly by other most Authentick Attestations. The true Originals of the greatest part whereof, are to be seen in their proper Languages by all the curious, in the Publick Library of the famous University of Cambridge. Collected and compliled wi

      London, Henry Hills, for Adoniram Byfield 1658 - (68) 709 p. Rebound half Leather with ribbed back and richly decorated with stamps, Folio (with multiple engravings in the text, without the map and portrait of the author. Samuel Morland 1625-1695, was a diplomatist, mathematician and inventor. In 1655 Morland was sent by Oliver Cromwell on a mission to Italy to protest at actions taken against the Waldensians by the Duke of Savoy. During his residence in Geneva, Morland prepared minutes, and provured records, vouchers and attestations from which he might compile a correct history of the Waldenses. In 1656 Morland arrived at Whitehall, and shortly afterwards received the thanks of a select committee appointed by Cromwell to inquire into his proceedings. Two years later he published this work, 'The History of the Evangelical Churches of the Valleys of Piemont &c.' This volume, which was illustrated with sensational prints of the supposed sufferings of the Waldenses, 'operated like Fox's Book of Martyrs'.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vellum Indenture signed by Algernon Sidney

      1658 - Vellum manuscript, 420 x 640 mm., folded to docket size, a little rubbed yet in good condition. A legal document of some interest to the biography of Algernon Sidney: an Indenture agreement between Viscount and Viscountess Strangford and "the Honble Algernon Sidney of the parish of St Martyn in the Fields in the county of Middlesex", passing the manor of Postling in the county of Kent to Sidney in trust.Sidney's convoluted financial affairs are described at some length by his biographer Jonathan Scott (Algernon Sidney and the English Republic, 1623-1677, pp. 61 onwards), who explains 'Algernon's coming into contact [through his father's business affairs] with the affairs of the Strangfords. This was a supreme misfortune for both Algernon and Strangford and the resulting difficulties were to dominate Sidney's life from 1654 to 1659, and again from late 1677 to 1679?'.Philip Smythe, 2nd Viscount Strangford (1634-1708), was Sidney's cousin, and so was his wife. The entanglement of their affairs became complex; the Strangfords went into short-term exile while Sidney manoeuvred; as a result of the complexity he was forced to attempt to restore their fortune in order to restore his own. One of the stages in the procedure was the Strangfords' conveyance of the manor of Postling in trust to Sidney. Scott speaks of this occurring in June or July 1658; in fact the document to hand is dated 2 July 1658. The story would not end well, with Sidney later accused by his cousins of trickery and unfair dealings.The handsome document is signed by both Strangfords as well as by Algernon Sidney, a rare example of his signature. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A True Relation of the Reasons Which necessitated His Majesty of Sweden to continue the War with Denmark. Together with a satisfactory Answer to all those Objections which have been industriously contrived, and spread abroad by the Danish Party and their Adherents, with Design to obscure the Justice of the Swedish Cause, and raise an ill Report upon his Majesties Proceedings.

      - London, T. Pierrepont at the Sun in Pauls Church-yard, 1658. 4to. 39 pp. Title page with browning and some spotting, minor spotting. Later half vellum, spine with red label, marbled boards. From the library of Ericsberg. ESTC R13113. Bibl. danica III, sp. 147. Klemming, Sveriges förhållanden, p. 168. Warmholtz 4671, for the latin original ?Vera narratio caussarum.? Rare English translation of the Swedish declaration of the reasons for the contination of the war with Denmark. ESTC mentions an unpaginated leaf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neue Beschreibung Der Königreiche Dennemarck und Norwegen / auch derselben einverleibten Landschafften / fürnebmsten Städten / und Plätzen / Sambt einer Vorrede / von den in den Historien so hochberümbten Nortmännern / ihrem Herkommen / und Thaten / und wo noch dieselbe der Zeit / ausser ihre Alt-Vätterlichen Sitzes / auch an andern Orten anzutreffen. An jetzo vom Autore wieder durchsehen / verbessert / auff gegenwertige Zeit gerichtet / vermehret / und zum andernmal gedruckt.

      Uten sted. 1658. 8vo. Nyere enkelt skinnryggbind med enkelt marmorert overtrekkspapir. Tittelbladet trykt i rødt og svart. 306, (14) s.. De seks siste sidene med et par små ormehull

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        A Plea for the Lords, and House of Peers: Or, A full, necessary, seasonable, enlarged Vindication, of the just, antient hereditary Right of the Lords, Peers, and Barons of this Realm to sit, vote, judge in all the Parliamemts [sic] of England. Wing P4034

      The tract first published in 1648, attacking the rising political power of the Levellers, here much expanded a decade later as Cromwell established a House of Lords, confirming both Prynne's enormous legal knowledge and his controversialist talents. Contemporary mottled calf, mottled edges, especially crisp and appealing, once the copy of John Evelyn, with the modern booksticker; the Taussig copy. Printed for the Author, London, 1658.

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        LA METHODE NOUVELLE & INVENTION EXTRAORDINAIRE DE DRESSER LES CHEVAUX Les travailler selon la nature et parfaire la nature par la subtilité de l’art; laquelle n’a jamais été trouvée que par le très noble haut et très puissant Prince Guillaume Marquis et Comte di Newcastle,

      Anvers, chez Iacques van Meurs, 1658. In folio max. (mm. 520x370), legatura alle armi in p. pelle bazana coeva (restaurata; rifatto in pelle mod. il dorso a cordoni con filetti e tit. oro su tassello), cornice e stemma dorati ai piatti. Rarissima "edizione originale" di questa mitica opera, fra le più ricercate di tutta la storia della letteratura equestre, di cui offriamo soltanto la parte iconografica così composta: - antiporta incisa, a doppia pagina + 42 tavole, pure a doppia pagina, incise in rame e numerate. Magnifiche sono le illustrazioni, per numero e qualità: disegnate da Abraham van Diepenbeke di Anversa ed incise in rame da vari illustri artisti di questa città, le tavole sono impostate come vere e proprie composizioni pittoriche e, similmente a quelle del Pluvinel, fanno riferimento alla storia. Vi figurano: parecchi ritratti dell'A. nella sua apoteosi (su un carro trionfale trascinato da centauri e circondato da cavalli inginocchiati; in volo a cavallo circondato da cavalli seduti, ecc,), personaggi della sua famiglia, il Re Carlo II d'Inghilterra, come pure castelli, dimore, parchi, ecc., sullo sfondo. Per lo più le tavole rappresentano "des chevaux, des airs de manège, des haras, des chasses, des mors et des épérons, etc. Malgré les incorrections de dessin dans la représentation des chevaux - comme toujours à cette époque - ces planches ont une véritable valeur artistique.. Dans certains exemplaires, un ?'I?' est ajouté à la date qui devient ainsi 1658?". Così Mennessier,II, p. 247. Cfr. anche Brunet,I,1700: ?"Edition originale, publiée sous les yeux de l?'auteur, pendant son exil, dont il passa une grande partie à Anvers. Elle est très recherchée par rapport aux 42 belles estampes (non compris le frontisp. gravé) dont elle contient les premières épreuves: les exemplaires s?'en trouvent fort difficilement, parce qu?'une partie de l?'édition a été brulée dans les magasin du libraire?" - Wells,1396 - Lewine, p. 383 - Graesse,I,93 - Nissen,848 - Benezit,IV, p. 568: "Abraham Van Diepenbeeck (1596-1675) entra dans l'atelier de Pierre Paul Rubens, le grand maitre de l'Ecole flamande, dont il devint l'élève et l'ami. Son habileté et la finesse de ses travaux le placèrent parmi ses meilleurs élèves.. Il travailla pour William Cavendish, lord de New Castle, pour lequel il fit plusieurs portraits ainsi que des paysages..". Bell?'esemplare, ben conservato. .

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        The Interpreter: or Book Containing The signification of Words. Wherein is set forth the true meaning of all . . . words and terms as are mentioned in the Law-Writers, or Statutes of this victorious and renowned Kingdome [etc.]. Cowley 142; Wing C6644. Folio

      London: Printed by F. Leach, and are to be sold by Hen. Twyford [etc.], 1658. Contemporary blind-panelled calf, rebacked, the original spine laid down, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, lightly rubbed and browned; the Taussig copy Third edition of Cowell's controversial yet highly regarded law dictionary (and the first entirely in English), banned and burnt by Royal proclamation upon its appearance for its absolutist definitions offending the Commons and disavowed by James

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        Histoire morale des iles Antilles de l'Amerique EDITION ORIGINALE

      A Roterdam: Chez Arnould Leers, 1658. Fine. Chez Arnould Leers, A Roterdam 1658, in-4 (16,5x22cm), (16 dont frontispice) 527pp. (12), relié. - New edition, the first having appeared in 1658 to in-4 format. Only second volume of this edition. It is illustrated with a title vignette and 3 folding plates. This limited edition does not contain the figures 46 in-text editing in 4 1665 Full vellum flap. Smooth back with exposed seams. Second board detached. Sheets somewhat browned. A name was crossed out on the cover page, made up an idea in the paper. Good copy in period vellum. The book is one of the most important sources for knowledge of Indian and Caribbean Antilles original. Having established the history of the discovery of the West Indies, the author establishes the natural history of the islands and then describes the manners of the inhabitants, with chapters on the meeting of indigenous and Christian religion ... some interesting digressions Note the Eskimos, Indians and French and foreign facilities in Florida, Georgia ... According to sources, the allocation to Rochefort is incorrect and the real author, whose initials are the signature of the preface to the original edition would Poincy Louis; but it is quite possible that the original manuscript was Poincy and it was taken over by Rochefort (who never traveled or moved to France). Ultimately a dictionary of vocabulary carabbéen whose author is not Rochefort. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, illustrée d'un très beau titre frontispice non signé, d'un portrait de Jacques Amproux, ainsi que de 43 figures d'animaux et de végétaux. Reliure de l'époque en plein vélin. Dos lisse présentant un titre à la plume. Toutes tranches mouchetées rouges. Une pâle mouillure en marge intérieure de la page de titre. L'ouvrage constitue l'une des plus importantes sources pour la connaissance des indiens de Caraïbes et des Antilles originelles. Après avoir relaté l'histoire de la découverte des Antilles, l'auteur établit l'histoire naturelle des îles puis décrit les moeurs des habitants, avec des chapitres sur la rencontre des indigènes et de la religion chrétienne... On notera certaines digressions intéressantes sur les Esquimaux, les Indiens et les installations françaises et étrangères en Floride, Georgie... Selon certaines sources, l'attribution à Rochefort serait erronée et le véritable auteur, dont on trouve les initiales en signature de la préface de l'édition originale, serait Louis de Poincy ; mais il est fort probable que le manuscrit original ou les matériaux étaient de Poincy et qu'il furent rédigés par Rochefort (qui n'a jamais voyagé ni bougé de France). In fine un dictionnaire du vocabulaire caribéen dont l'auteur n'est pas non plus Rochefort. On n'oubliera pas que l'ouvrage fut également publié dans le but de créer une immigration protestante aux Antilles.

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        Lilium francicum, veritate historica, botanica, et heraldica illustratum.

      ex officina Plantiniana,, Antverpaie, 1658 - Cm. 33, pp. (4) 141 (3). Frontespizio in rosso e nero con impresa tipografica centrale, testate, capolettera e 16 belle incisioni nel testo. Semplice legatura ottocentesca in cartoncino azzurro d'attesa. Una piccola gora marginale alle ultime 3 carte, qualche leggera fioritura, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Interessante edizione originale di quest'opera monografica sul giglio nel suo significato, simbolico, botanico ed araldico. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Li lazaretti della citta' e riviere di Genova del MDCLVII. Ne quali oltre a successi particolari del contagio si narrano l'opere virtuose di quelli che sacrificorno se stessi alla salute del prossimo. E si danno le regole di ben governare un popolo flagellato dalla peste.

      Per P. G. Calenzani, Genova 1658 - In 8, pp. (20) + 560) + (32). Piccola manc. al mar. int. delle prime cc. P. pg. coeva con danni rip. al d. Ed. originale ed unica di questo testo molto considerato tra quelli dedicati alla cura e governo delle pestilenze. Nel 1657 l'Italia e la Liguria in particolare, venne colpita da un'epidemia di peste da piu' gravi di quegli anni. L'opera dell'Antero (al secolo Filippo Micone 1620 - 1686) esamina l'oganizzazione della sanita' pubblica a Genova e in Liguria descrivendo i lazzaretti di Savona, Pontedecimo, S. Pier d'Arena, Voltri, Pegli, Recco, Chiavari, Voltaggio, Novi, Montobbio, Savignone. Antero si dilunga nel descrivere nascita e sviluppo del contagio a Genova. In fine l'autore si dilunga nel descrivere struttura e personale del lazzaretto: il medico, lo speziale, l'infermiere, il provveditore, il dispensiere, i chirurgi, il cuoco, balie, lavandaie ecc. Krivatsy, 336. ITA

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        Advice to a Son. Or Directions For Your Better Conduct, Through the Various and Most Important Encounters of This Life. Sixth Edition 1658 [with] Advice to A Son. The Second Part. 1658. [WITH] Politicall Reflections Upon The Government of the Turks. A Discourse on Nicolas Machiavel; The King of SwedenÂ’s Descent into Germany; The Conspiracy of Piso and Vindex against Nero; The Greatnesse and Corruption of the Court of Rome; The Election of Pope Leo XI; The Defection From the Church of Rome; A Discourse in Vindication of Martin Luther. 3 books bound as 1 volume

      Oxford: Thomas Robinson, 1658 / 1662 (1658). Sixth Edition; with First Edition; Third edition. Hardback. 12mo. (5.75 x 3.5 inches). Preliminary blank; title; To The Reader; To His Son; 1-188, (vi, Index). (i - publisher's advertisement for newly published 'Political Reflections'). Title page of second part of Advice to a Son, The Stationer to The Reader, To My Dear Brother William Draper, To The Readers, 1-189, (iii -index). Title page of 'Politicall Reflections', To the Reader, 1-194. Original leather, very scuffed and worn, nicked. Leather chipped to head of spine and just-snagged to edge of outer joint to lower board. Outer joints cracked but boards firmly attached. First title page chipped to top edge with slight loss to letter 'A', and chipped to fore-edge margin, without loss to lettering. Some occasional old pencil underlinings (the first volume of 'Advice', pp.104-113), marginalia in ink to 'Politicall Reflections' p.171. Stain to top corner of extrems, from p.187 to pastedown, light at p.187 and gradually increasing in brownness to the pastedown, scarcely affecting text. General and usual age-tone to text block. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. Two volumes of the Advice: sixth edition, 1658, together with first edition of 'The Second Part' of the work. [WITH] the Third edition of the author's 8 essays on 'Politicall Reflections'. A Very Good copy. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Joyful news from heaven: Or, the last intelligence from our glorified Jesus above the stars: Wherein is infallibly recorded, how that the soul dieth in the body

      London: Pr. by T.J. for Francis Cosinet 4to (18.9 cm, 7.4"). [2], 78, [2 (blank)] pp.. 1658 First edition of this anti-Baptist and anti-Quaker polemic. Reeve and Muggleton, self-proclaimed as the two witnesses mentioned in Rev. 11:3 ff., were the prophets and leaders of the Muggletonians, a small Christian sect that denied the doctrine of the Trinity, believed that God would no longer interfere in human affairs after the revelation of their founders, and condemned prayer and preaching. In this treatise the pair discuss the nature and destiny of the soul, the source of true apostolic authority, and the distinctions between true and false ministers. ESTC and OCLC locate only eight U.S. institutional holdings. The pagination here matches Wing but not ESTC, which calls for only 56 pages. Period-style calf, covers framed in blind double fillets, spine with gilt-ruled raised bands and gilt-stamped leather title-label. Pages age-toned and spotted; one leaf with outer and lower margins repaired some time ago.

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        Promtuarium sive bibliotheca orientalis. Exhibens catalogum sive centurias aliquot, tam authorum, quam librorum Hebraicorum, Syriacorum, Arabicorum, Aegyptiacorum, Aethiopicorum, etc. Addita, mantissa bibliothecarum aliquot Europearum, tam publicarum, quam privatarum. (Avec l'appendice: Smegmatis Orientalis, Lib. III Pars II. Appendix aliquot exhibens bibliothecas Orientales integras: Catalogus Manuscriptorum, Catalogus Librorum, Bibliotheca Erpeniana).

      Heidelberg, Adr. Wyngaerden, 1658,. in-8vo, 3 ff. + 332 p. + 46 p., reliure en plein basane restauree, dos a nerfs, encadrements en filets or, piece de titre maroquin brune, tranches rouges.. Johann-Heinrich Hottinger, theologien, historien de l'Eglise et oreintaliste renomme, ne le 10 mars 1620, etudia a Zurich, Geneve, Groningue et Leyde. Il apprit les langues orientales avec un juif d'Orient et un Turc. Il enseigna des 1642 l'histoire de l'Eglise, les langues orientales et la rhetorique au Carolinum de Zurich. En 1655, il fut appele a la chaire de langues orientales de Heidelberg (ou il fut charge aussi de reorganiser la faculte de theologie), par l'electeur palatin, qu'il soutint dans sa tentative de reunir les lutheriens et les calvinistes. Nomme recteur du Carolinum de Zurich en 1661, il mourut alors qu'il venait d'accepter un poste a l'universite de Leyde. Auteur de grammaires et de vocabulaires, il fut l'un des fondateurs de la philologie orientale, et le principal orientaliste suisse du XVIIe s., avec les Buxtorf (Johann Jakob et Johannes). Pour son histoire de l'Eglise en neuf volumes (Historia ecclesiastica, Novi Testamenti [...], 1651-1667), il a pu utiliser des sources aujourd'hui perdues. On lui doit en outre plusieurs traites de theologie (Christenlicher, unpartheyischer Wägweyser, 1647), une bibliographie biblique et theologique, avec un commentaire a l'usage des bibliothecaires (Bibliothecarius quadripartitus, 1664), une histoire de Zurich (Speculum Helvetico Tigurinum, 1665) et une bibliographie des Turicensia, ou ouvrages relatifs a Zurich (Schola Tigurinorum Carolina: [...] Accedunt bibliotheca Tigurina [...], 1664).Johann Heinrich Hottinger (March 10, 1620 - June 5, 1667) was a Swiss philologist and theologian. Hottinger studied at Geneva, Groningen and Leiden. After visiting France and England he was appointed professor of church history in his native town of Zürich in 1642. The chair of Hebrew at the Carolinum was added in 1643, and in 1653 he was appointed professor ordinarius of logic, rhetoric and theology.He gained such a reputation as an Oriental scholar that the elector palatine in 1655 appointed him professor of Oriental languages and biblical criticism at the University of Heidelberg. In 1661 he returned to Zürich, where in 1662 he was appointed principal of the University of Zürich. In 1667 he accepted an invitation to succeed Johann Hoornbeck (1617-1666) as professor in the University of Leiden. Before he could take up this position he drowned with three of his children after the upsetting of a boat while crossing the river Limmat.His chief works are Historici ecclesiastica Nov. Test. (1651-1667); Thesaurus philologicus seu davis scripturae (1649; 3rd ed. 1698); Etymologicon orientale, sive lexicon harmonicum heptaglotton (1661). He also wrote a Hebrew and an Aramaic grammar.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. DHBS IV, 169; Helveticat -.

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        Discours fait en une celebre assemblee. Touchant la guerison des Playes par la Poudre de Sympathie. Ou sa composition est enseignee, & plusieurs autres merveilles de la Nature sont developpees.

      Paris, Courbe et Moet, 1658.. 8° circa 16,8 x 10,8 cm. 195 pp., 1 f. 19th century full vellum with small ornaments on both covers. Caillet, I, 3124; Thorndike VII, 503f. Rare first edition of Digby's account of the so-called powder of sympathy, a remedy applied to the object causing a wound rather than to the wound itself, which then supposedly healed through sympathetic attraction. The book discusses numerous examples of sympathetic influence in nature, including the putrification of a grafted nose following the donor's death. Digby (1603-65) went to France in 1643, he "was a sometime privateer, politician, traveler, linguist, scientist and wealthy social climber. He received considerable publicity and fame by advocating his Powder of sympathy which is described in the present work. According to Digby, as a young man in Florence he was entrusted with the secret of the healing powder by a Carmelite friar who had learned its preparation and use in the Orient.". (Heirs of Hippocrates N° 483 4th ed.). - Nice, just minor browning or little spotting, in a pretty binding.

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        PSEUDODOXIA EPIDEMICA: or, Enquiries into Very many Received Tenents, And commonly Presumed Truths By Thomas Brown [sic] Dr of Physick Whereunto are now added two discourses, the one of Urn-Burial, the other of The Garden of Cyrus

      London: Printed for Edward Dod, and are to be sould by Andrew Crook at the Green Dragon in Pauls Church-yard, 1658. The Fourth Edition with Marginal Observations. (23 cm x 17 cm), pp. (irregular pagination): [xvi], 118, 135-356, 369-468, [26] - (Alphabetical Table and dedications), [1] - 73, [3] - (adverts & 1 blank). Includes the longitudinal leaf: "Dr. Brown's Enquiries & Garden of Cyrus.", Title-page: "Hydriotaphia Urne-Buriall, or A Discourse of the Sepulchrall Urns 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. By Thomas Browne D. of Physick. London: Printed for Hen. Brome at the Signe of the Gun in Ivy-lane., 1658.", with a frontispiece engraving of urns, plus the title-page: "The Garden of Cyrus, or the Quincuncial Lozenge, or Net-work Plantations of the Ancients, Artifically, Naturally, Mystically Considered. By Thomas Brown [sic] D. of Physick. Printed in the Year, 1658." with a frontispiece engraving of the Quincuncial Lozenge, there is also an engraving within the text at 5F2a. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, raised bands, gilt-stamped leather spine label. Engraved bookplate by Leo Wyatt of Professor Norman Endicott, Canadian Rhodes Scholar, book collector, and Thomas Browne scholar, on the rear endpaper. Light offsetting to pages, with some soiling and old, light water-stain marks primarily to the outer margins, signatures of previous owners, one possibly contemporary, one dated 1839. Covers worn, rear cover splitting at the lower joint, minor dust soiling of page edges first and last, else very good copy with generous margins. First published in 1646, this encyclopaedic and still entertaining debunking of popular beliefs, has been continually reissued. Keynes 76. Keynes surmises that the longitudinal label, "was probably intended to be torn out by the bookseller and used as an advertisement in his shop; it is in consequence often missing." (More pics available upon request.). Original full leather. Very Good. Small Quarto.

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        Scrutinium Physico-Medicum Contagiose Luis, quae Pestis dicitur

      1658. first edition. One of the Landmarks in Medical Progress""A Seminal Place in the History of Medicine"KIRCHER, Athanasius. Scrutinium Physico-Medicum Contagiose Luis, quae Pestis dicitur. Origo, case, signa, prognostica Pestis, nec non insolentes malignantis Naturae effectus, qui statis temporibus, caelestium influxuum virtute & efficacia, tum in Elementis, tum in epidemiis hominum animantiumque morbis elucescunt, unà cum qppropriatis remediorum Antidotis noua doctrina in lucem eruuntur. Romae: Typis Mascardi, 1658. First edition. Small quarto (9 1/4 x 6 3/4 in; 234 x 171 mm). [16], 252, [14, Index], [1, Errata], [1, blank] pp. Head- tailpieces. Initials.Contemporary vellum over boards, spine lettered in manuscript, edges stained red. An excellent, unusually clean and crisp copy with slight offsetting to text block and a few leaves exhibiting partial browning or spots of foxing to margins. Small paper-flaw to lower corner of DD3 (pp. 213/214) not affecting text. Only six copies of this, the first edition, have come to auction in the last thirty-five years, including the Norman (1998), Madsen (1996 & 1980) and Honeyman (1980) copies. This copy far more attractive than those due to its total absence of worming."The bubonic plague had ravaged Europe for centuries but in 1656 it hit Rome with unusual ferocity…Because of his vast knowledge and fame as a scientist, Kircher was called upon to assist the physicians in their search for a cure…Armed with the results of his experiments and observations, Kircher wrote the Scrutinium [Scrutiny of Contagious Plague] and published the first edition [here] two years after the outbreak at Rome. Naturally, the book was extremely popular; it quickly went through three editions and was translated into German and Dutch" (Merrill)."Kircher was one of the first scientists to use the microscope to investigate the causes of disease…In this work, he details seven experiments on the nature of putrefaction…He also describes his finding that the blood of plague victims is filled with countless 'worms' that are invisible to the naked eye but visible through the microscope. He was one of the earliest to suggest the germ theory of disease" (Heirs to Hippocrates)."The earliest to state that contagion by micro-organisms is the cause of infectious disease" (Norman Catalogue)."These observations alone give the Scrutinium a seminal place in the history of medicine" (Merrill)."One of the landmarks in medical progress (Garrison).The last twenty pages provide a chronologic table of historic plague epidemics, including the Great Plague of Athens (430 B.C.E.) and the Black Death (1350 C.E.).Merrill 15. Heirs of Hippocrates 482. Norman Catalogue 1217. Osler 3120. Notable Medical Books from the Lilly Library p. 71. Brunet III, 668. Caillet II, 365.5792. Garrison and Morton 589.5118. Graesse IV, 22. De Backer-Sommervogel IV, 1057 -58.16.

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      1658. Vellum manuscript, 420 x 640 mm., folded to docket size, a little rubbed yet in good condition. A legal document of some interest to the biography of Algernon Sidney: an Indenture agreement between Viscount and Viscountess Strangford and "the Honble Algernon Sidney of the parish of St Martyn in the Fields in the county of Middlesex", passing the manor of Postling in the county of Kent to Sidney in trust.Sidney's convoluted financial affairs are described at some length by his biographer Jonathan Scott (Algernon Sidney and the English Republic, 1623-1677, pp. 61 onwards), who explains 'Algernon's coming into contact [through his father's business affairs] with the affairs of the Strangfords. This was a supreme misfortune for both Algernon and Strangford and the resulting difficulties were to dominate Sidney's life from 1654 to 1659, and again from late 1677 to 1679...'.Philip Smythe, 2nd Viscount Strangford (1634-1708), was Sidney's cousin, and so was his wife. The entanglement of their affairs became complex; the Strangfords went into short-term exile while Sidney manoeuvred; as a result of the complexity he was forced to attempt to restore their fortune in order to restore his own. One of the stages in the procedure was the Strangfords' conveyance of the manor of Postling in trust to Sidney. Scott speaks of this occurring in June or July 1658; in fact the document to hand is dated 2 July 1658. The story would not end well, with Sidney later accused by his cousins of trickery and unfair dealings.The handsome document is signed by both Strangfords as well as by Algernon Sidney, a rare example of his signature.

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        BIBLIA SACRA vulgatae editionis SIXTI V. PONT. M. Iussu recognita, et CLEMENTIS VIII. auctoritate edita

      Sumpt. Phil. Borde, Laur Arnaud et Cl Rigaud, 1658 Book. Poor (+) Book. Leather Bound. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Leather with five raised bands on spine. First page is the Title Page. Two column pages. The last page (752) is heavily chipped at the edges with some chips near the gutter. Not sure if it is complete, doesn't appear to be, and no endpapers present. The main section is complete on page 700. The inside covers are worn away (don't have paper on them), rubbed edges and a darkened cover spine. The front cover is bowed up towards the fore edge. Gilding to spine faded & brittle surface with crack at one side edge half way down, and no sign of a title to cover. Clean pages and just a couple tiny pencil marginalia. Likely missing the last few pages, and the front section before the Title Page. Just under 7 x 4-1/2. Rare!.

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        Joyful news from heaven: Or, the last intelligence from our glorified Jesus above the stars: Wherein is infallibly recorded, how that the soul dieth in the body

      London: Pr. by T.J. for Francis Cosinet 4to (18.9 cm, 7.4"). [2], 78, [2 (blank)] pp.. 1658 First edition of this anti-Baptist and anti-Quaker polemic. Reeve and Muggleton, self-proclaimed as the two witnesses mentioned in Rev. 11:3 ff., were the prophets and leaders of the Muggletonians, a small Christian sect that denied the doctrine of the Trinity, believed that God would no longer interfere in human affairs after the revelation of their founders, and condemned prayer and preaching. In this treatise the pair discuss the nature and destiny of the soul, the source of true apostolic authority, and the distinctions between true and false ministers. ESTC and OCLC locate only eight U.S. institutional holdings. The pagination here matches Wing but not ESTC, which calls for only 56 pages. Period-style calf, covers framed in blind double fillets, spine with gilt-ruled raised bands and gilt-stamped leather title-label. Pages age-toned and spotted; one leaf with outer and lower margins repaired some time ago.

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        Morgenländische Reyse-Beschreibung.

      Hamburg & Schleswig, Johann Holwein for Christian Guth, 1658.. Folio. (32), 248, (36) pp. With separate engr. title page, engr. portrait, double-page engraved map and 21 large text engravings by Christian Rothgießer; woodcut initials and head- and tailpieces. (Bound after) II: Saadi (ed. Adam Olearius). Persianischer Rosenthal. In welchem viel lustige Historien, scharffsinnige Reden, und nützliche Regeln. Ibid., Johann Holwein f. Johann Naumann, 1654. (52), 196, (30) pp, final blank f. With separate engr. title page, engr. portrait and 33 large text engravings by Rothgießer. Contemp. vellum.. First edition of this famous travel report, containing "many interesting details of the eternally plentiful oriental world" (cf. Henze). While the engraved maps depicts Southeast Asia from Persia to Japan and Java, the remaining engravings mainly illustrate the customs of the Arab world, of Persia and India. "Mandelslo was a German traveller and adventurer (1616-44). Originally a page at the court of the Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, in 1635 Mandelslo was attached to the duke's embassy to Moscow and Persia, a mission intended to open trade negotiations. The Duke's librarian and mathematician, Adam Olearius accompanied the embassy as its secretary. The ambassadors themselves remained in Persia, but in 1638 Mandelslo, feeling the need for wider travel, obtained permission to travel on to India. Sailing from Hormuz, he landed at Surat in April 1638 then travelled through Gujarat to Agra, Lahore, Goa, Bijapur and Malabar. He sailed for England from Surat in January 1639, calling at Ceylon and Madagascar, but was to die of smallpox five years later. Before his death, Mandelslo had entrusted his rough notes to Olearius, who subsequently published them bound with his numerous official accounts of the embassy" (Howgego I, 677). This first edition is significantly rarer than its later reworkings and translations; ABPC lists a single complete copy at auctions of the last decades (Sotheby's, Oct 11, 2005, lot 177, 3,400). - Bound with this is the first German edition of Saadi's "Gulistan", also edited by Olearius. - Old armorial bookplate (name erased) and bookplate of Eivind Hassler (1939-2009) on front pastedown. - I: VD 17, 23:233226D. Lipperheide Ld 1. Adelung II, pp. 306-308. Alt-Japan-Katalog 943. Bircher A 6927f. Cordier, Japonica, cols. 362-368. Cox I, 271f. Dünnhaupt, pp. 293-294, 30.1. V. Gelder, Het Oost-Indisch avontuur, pp. 77, 99, 263. Howgego I M38. Commissariat, "Mandelslo's Travels in Western India", in: The Geographical Journal, 78 (1931), pp. 375ff. - II: VD 17, 23:282436H. Dünnhaupt S. 2991, 24.1. Bircher A 251. Goedeke III, 65, 7.

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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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        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 strijct tusschen Vleesch ende Gheest, ter occasie van de klachte Pauli, naecktelijck wordt verklaert. In-ghestelt, ende in de Ghemeynte Jesu Christi tot Haerlem, ghepredickt.

      Haarlem, Hendrick van Marcken, en Robbert Tinneken 1658. (14) 360 (8) p. Opnieuw gebonden half Perkament, 4° (zeldzaam en prakticaal werk van deze Haarlemse predikant die in 1655 overleed. Wormgaatje in bovenste marge, plaatselijk vochtvlekken).

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        A Collection Of Acts And Ordinances Of General Use, made in the Parliament Begun and held at Westminster the third day of November, Anno 1640 and since, unto the Adjournment of the Parliament begun and holden the 17th of September, Anno 1656

      Henry Hills and John Field, London 1658 - Full contemporary calf rebacked, endpapers replaced, wear and browning to early leaves, old stamp of the Royal Society to title and endpaper, modest browning throughout, but generally very clean otherwise. Printed largely in black letter. [42], 186, [4], 515, [43]p. (Mispaginated: jumps from 160 to 163 but catchwords match and there is nothing missing).A collection of Cromwell era acts of parliament that picks up where Pulton's "A Collection of Sundry Statutes" left off. Size: Folio. Previous owner's book-plate inside front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Law & Criminal Studies; History. Inventory No: 045382. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Morgenländische Reyse-Beschreibung.

      Hamburg, Christian Guth (printed by Johan Holwein, Schleswig), 1658. - Folio. (32), 248, (36) pp. With engraved frontispiece by Christian Rothgiesser, full-page engraved author's portrait, double-page engraved map, and 21 large engravings in text, mostly signed by Rothgiesser; woodcut initials and head- and tailpieces. Contemporary blind-ruled leather, remnants of ties. First complete German edition of an important and entertaining travel account by Johann Albrecht von Mandelslo, edited by Adam Olearius. Mandelslo was attached to the diplomatic mission of Frederick III, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, to Moscow and Persia. Frederick's aim was to negotiate a new trade route for Persian silk and to make his small duchy an important centre of European silk trade. After visiting Moscow, the mission continued along the Volga to Astrakhan and from there to Persia, crossing the Caspian Sea near Shamakhi. Via Ardabil, Qazvin and Kasan the party finally reached the capital, Isfahan. The ambassadors remained in Persia for several months (only to return without concrete results), but Mandelslo travelled further to the east. He sailed from Hormuz to Surat and proceeded through Gujarat to Agra, Lahore, Goa, Bijapur and Malaba, visiting Ceylon, Madagascar, the Cape of Good Hope and St. Helena on his return voyage in 1639. Before his death 5 years later, he had entrusted his rough notes to Olearius, who subsequently published them with a third part containing descriptions of the Coromandel coast, Bengal, Siam, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Bantam, the Philippines, Formosa (Tai-wan), China and Japan. Small contemporary owner's entry ("Jos[eph] Baudler"?). Some foxing and brownstaining; slight tears in lower margin of pp. 31 and 137. A very good copy of an important account of an embassy to Persia and further to the East. VD 17, 23:233226D. Lipperheide Ld 1. Adelung II, pp. 306-308. Alt-Japan-Katalog 943. Bircher A 6927f. Cordier, Japonica, cols. 362-368. Cox I, 271f. Dünnhaupt, pp. 293-294, 30.1. V. Gelder, Het Oost-Indisch avontuur, pp. 77, 99, 263. Howgego I M38. Commissariat, "Mandelslo's Travels in Western India", in: The Geographical Journal, 78 (1931), pp. 375ff. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        L'Hippermestra Festa Teatrale

      1658. MONIGLIA, Giovanni Andrea. L'Hippermestra Festa Teatrale. Rappresentata Dal Sereniss. Principe Cardinale Gio. Carlo di Toscana per Celebrare il Giorno Natalizio Del Real Principe di Spagna. [16], 78, [2] pp. Illustrated with an allegorical etched frontispiece and 13 large folding copperplate etchings by Silvio degli Alli. Small 4to., 208 x 157 mm, bound in contemporary Italian limp vellum, gilt-roll border on covers. Edges uncut. Preserved in yellow morocco case. Firenze: Nella Stamperia S.A.S., 1658. BOUND WITH: RUCELLAI, O.R. Descrizione Della Pressa D'Argo E de Gli Amori Di Linceo con Hipermestra; Festa Theatrale… 32 pp. With woodcut vignette on title. Firenze: Nella Stamperia S.A.S., 1658. |~||~||~||~||~| Very Rare First Edition. A superlative copy preserved in original condition of this exciting festival book, describing and illustrating the operatic performance of June 18, 1658, at the Teatro della Pergola in Florence. This was the third opera to be performed in the new theater. L'Hippermestra was commissioned to honor of the birth of the first son of Philip IV and Maria of Austria called Infante Felipe Próspero (1657-1661). The book was dedicated to "Don Luigi de Aro, Conte D'Olivares." Luis Méndez de Haro, Conde de Olivares (1598-1661), was the chief minister and favorite of Philip IV. He was the nephew and successor to the Conde Duque Gaspar de Olivares, chief minister of Spain during 1621-1643. The exceptional etched plates depict the stage sets of the principal scenes from the opera. L'Hippermestra was written by the Florentine poet Giovanni Andrea Moniglia to music already provided by the Venetian composer Francesco Cavalli. One plate is signed Sil. Allius fecit; identified in the second work Descrizione Della Pressa D'Argo (p. 32) as Silvio degli Alli, an artist working under the patronage of the Principe Cardinale Gio. Carlo di Toscana. Each of the large folding etchings depicts an elaborate scene with characters in costumes; the costumes for the leading character Ipermestra were donated by the Grand Duchess. The scenes are set within the architectural proscenium of the Teatro della Pergola, constructed two years earlier in 1656 by Ferdinando Tacca. It was the private theater/opera house of the Grand Duke and survives as one of the oldest extant Italian theatres. Its inaugural production was an opera buffa, called Il podestá di Colognole, by the author of L'Hippermestra, our G.A. Moniglia. An exceptionally fine copy. Very rare; three copies in OCLC worldwide for both titles: Ad. 1, Univ. of CA. Berkeley, Beinecke Library, Brandeis Univ. Library; Ad. 2, Getty, Houghton Library, and Accademia della Crusca Villa Medicea di Castello. Berlin Katalog 4123. Palau 176214. Molinari, Le Nozze degli Dei 102-112. Blumenthal, Theater Art of the Medici 186-192. Sonneck, O.G.T., Librettos I, 595. Loewenberg 37.

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        Discorsi apologetici, in che si da relatione della persecutioni, e trauagli patiti dal Reuerendissomo Padre D. Fr. Bernardino de Cardenas, Vescovo del Paraguay, nelle Indie Occidentali ... E si deffende la sva consecratione per valida, e legitima. Aggivstato il tvtto con le scrittvre presentate nel Consiglio delle Indie, e che presentara di nuouo, essendo necessario alla Maestà Santissima di Alessandro VII Sommo Pontefice, Fra Gio. di San Diego Viglialo, Religioso Laico di San Francesco

      [Madrid?, not before August 1658]. Folio (283 x 202 mm). 2 parts: [5], 49; 29 leaves. Text of part 1 in Italian, printed in italic type with wide margins for side-notes (legal citations and documents) in Spanish in roman type; part 2 in Spanish in two columns. Two woodcut capitals. Occasional light foxing. bound by the papal bindery for pope alexander vii in contemporary Roman red gold-tooled goatskin, double fillet frame with flowering plant tools at inner corners, central papal arms built up from a number of tools including a tiara, keys, swags and heraldic charges, and with an angel?'s head, hanging bouquet tools, and ornamental fleurons or arabesques, spine with repeated fleuron tool, gilt edges (discreet restoration to head and tail of spine). Provenance: Pope Alexander VII (Fabio Chigi, r. 1655-1667); early clerk?'s note on title; ?"Doppio?" written in ink in an early hand on lower cover; large ink shelfmark on front pastedown; Cardelli of Rome, twin 18th-century armorial inkstamps on title (Bibliot. Com. Fran. M. Cardelli Rom[a]e). *** A remarkable association copy of two tracts defending Bernardino de Cárdenas, Bishop of Paraguay, in his bitter dispute with the Jesuits, which lasted over two decades, causing major difficulties for the Catholic Church. The Papal dedication and binding testify to the broad ramifications of what began as a local power struggle in one of the New World?'s poorest colonies but developed into a conflict bringing into play powerful alignments and highlighting some of the most pressing issues of the colonial era ? temporal versus religious power, the struggle between colonists and the seats of imperial government, and the exploitation of native Americans and their crucial role in colonial politics. A Franciscan friar and active preacher from upper Peru, Cardenas was appointed to the bishopric of Paraguay in 1638. The papal bulls consecrating his appointment were lost en route, and in 1641 Cardenas requested that he be consecrated by the bishop of the diocese of Córdoba. Overriding the objections of the Jesuits, who considered it obligatory to wait for the Holy See?'s approval, Cardenas obtained the backing of the civil authorities and took up office in Asuncion. For various reasons relations deteriorated between Cardenas, who was popular with the Paraguayan settlers, and the Jesuits, backed by the provincial Governor Don Gregorio de Hinestrosa, and in 1644 the bishop threatened to expel the entire order from Paraguay. At this point matters escalated quickly, with the settlers backing Cardenas, and the governor calling in a mission-trained Guaraní militia to defend the Jesuits (?"the formation of Guaraní militias trained by Catholic priests was a distinguishing feature of these [Jesuit] missions... Ethnic soldering ... was quite common throughout many Spanish colonies?" [Ganson, p. 47]). Cardenas was compelled to leave Paraguay on the grounds that his consecration had been invalid. But in 1647, upon the retirement of Hinestrosa, he returned, and when the governor?'s more moderate successor died in 1649, the residents of Asuncion named Cardenas himself Governor of the province. Foreshadowing conflicts to come, ?"it is said that upon accepting the post Cardenas declared ?"The voice of the people is the voice of God?" (Lopez, p. 61). He quickly decreed the expulsion of the Jesuits from the capital, and they were ejected by a mob. The viceroy of Peru supported the Jesuits and ordered their reinstatement; when Cardenas refused, the viceregal government sent a force of several hundred Guaraní against Asuncion; they quickly subdued Cardenas?'s militia (an event that was to mark the consciousness of Paraguayan settlers). Cardenas was first jailed and then exiled, and his supporters punished, but, continuing to protest his treatment, he obtained the backing of the Spanish, who were suspicious of the Jesuits?' loyalty since the order had strongly supported the Portuguese declaration of independence in 1640. Cardenas was finally reinstated as bishop of Asuncion in 1660, but, too old and frail to make the journey back to Paraguay, he remained in Upper Peru as bishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, until his death in 1668. Throughout these tempestuous years the paper mill was churning in Madrid. The Throughout these tempestuous years the paper mill was churning in Madrid. The present documents are among a few defenses of Cardenas which reached the Papal Court. The first tract is an Italian version, submitted to the Pope, of a defense action pleaded before the Council of the Indies in 1654 by Alonso Carrillo, attorney for the Royal Council of the Court of Spain. Carrillo?'s defense of the legitimacy of Cardenas?'s consecration contains an account of the events of Asuncion, including occasionally lurid details of its conquest by the Jesuits?' Guaraní army. The second tract, written by a cleric, provides legal opinions (the last dated August 1658) of prominent Spanish jurists approving Carrillo?'s representation of the case. Technically two separate works, and occasionally catalogued as such, the two tracts were issued together, as is evident from the title. Sabin records a third part, in 15 pages, which is absent from the recorded extant copies: presumably the copy he described was bound with one of the other tracts emanating from the case. Several of the tools on the present binding match tools associated with the papal binders, which are reproduced by G. V. Tolomei in Legatura romana barocca (cf. the tiara, keys, swag and fleuron in the second to last row on plate VII, and the second pair of fleurons in row 2, plate VI). A number of different versions of the same tool motifs can be traced to the Roman bindery or group of binderies often referred to, following Anthony Hobson, as the ?"Rospigliosi?" bindery, after one of its most prominent patrons (Cardinal Giulio Rospigliosi, later Clement IX), and which was patronized by royalty, aristocracy and dignitaries of the church. ?"The fact that there are some different versions of similar tools points to a large atelier, where a number of binders and finishers were at work simultaneously?" (M. Foot, Henry Davis Gift I, p. 330). The present binding predates the accession of the brothers Gregorio and Giovanni Andreoli to the post of official binders to the Vatican, in 1665. As Sabin noted, the publication of these memoirs was ?"most probably intended for private circulation,?" and copies are scarce. OCLC locates copies at the Lilly Library, Bibliothèque nationale de France, and Bibliothèque Ste. Geneviève, and of the 1654 Spanish edition OCLC lists copies at the JCB, Lilly Library, and National Library of Chile. Palau (2nd ed.) 45458; Sabin 11051 (see above); Alden & Landis III:658/37 (BN copy only); cf. Medina, Bibl. Hisp-Amer. VII:1832 (Spanish ed.) Cf. A. Lopez, The colonial history of Paraguay: the revolt of the Comuneros, 1721-1735, pp. 59-63; B. A. Ganson, The Guarani Under Spanish Rule in the Rio De La Plata (2003), p. 47. On the binding, see Legatura Romana Barocca 1565-1700, pp. 31 ff.; & M. Foot, Henry Davis Gift I, pp. 323-336.

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        Christen Thomesen Sehested.

      Orig. kobberstik. København (1658). Lysmål/plademål: 46,2x37,1 cm. Lidt plettet i øverste halvdel af billedfeltet. Tæt beskåret. I smuk 1800-tals guldramme.. Sthyr 196. Westergaard 10891. Smukt og tidstypisk portræt af Christian IVs kloge kansler (1590-1657), som formentlig var hovedmanden bag Frederik IIIs håndfæstning - adelens sidste politiske triumf før enevældens indførelse. Portrættet er udført i forbindelse med den trykte ligprædiken over Sehested fra 1658 og er efter al sandsynlighed udført af Albert Haelwegh

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        Rhodos "Rodi

      Greece: Venice Niccolini, Francesco 1658. Copper engraved map of Rhodos from "L'Archipelago con tutte Isole, scolgio secche, e bassi fondi, con i mare, golfi, seni, porti, citta e' castelli. " Italian text to succeeding map to verso. Modern hand colour. Good impression, show through of text and engraved tail piece from. verso Marco Boschini, [1613-78] Venetian painter and engraver, published two important works regarding Greece: the " L'Archipelago. . . ' an isolario of the Greek Islands in 1658 and the earlier" Il Regno di Candia" in 1645. The outlines of the Islands in the "L"Archipelago. . " recall those of Bartelemeo dalli Sonnetti, whose "Isolario " Venice. 1485 was the first apppearance of the islands in printed form. Blackmer :172; Zacharakis:547/349. Greece Dodecanesus & Southern Sporades Rhodos Rodi Rhodes

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        The Pious Votary and Prudent Traveller:

      London - Printed for John Clark, 1658 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An incomplete first edition of Nathaniel Hardy's sermon. Disbound. A nice clean copy. First edition. Very scarce. First 22 pages of 52 page sermon. Nathaniel Hardy (16191670) was dean of Rochester. He was on of the few unmolested royalists. He preached on a variety of notable occasions. In 1646 he preached at the anniversary sermon of the Gunpowder Plot, and he turned it into a condemnation of the civil war. During the Commonwealth and the protectorate Hardy became a favourite preacher of the royalists or neo-royalists. He preached at the funerals of Sir John Gayre in 1649 and Richard Goddard in 1653. In 1654 he preached on the Act Sunday at the University of Oxford. In 1653 and 1658 he delivered farewell sermons respectively for the voyages of Sir Thomas Bendish, the English resident at Constantinople, and Nathaniel Wych, president of the East India Company. On 27 May 1658 he preached at the yearly feast of native London citizens, and on 13 June, five days after the execution of Dr John Hewit for royalist conspiracy, he preached what was generally thought to be Hewit's funeral sermon at St Gregory by Paul. Condition: Disbound. The pages are clean, with a couple of handling marks and a couple of spots only. Overall the condition is very good..

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        NATURAL MAGICK. In 20 books:

      London, Thomas Young and Samuel Speed, 1658.Of the Causes of Wonderful things; Of the Generation of Animals; Of the Production of new Plants; Of increasing Houshold - Stuff; Of changing Metals; Of counterfeiting Precious Stones; Of the Wonders of the Loadstone; Of strange Cures; Of Beautifying Women; Of Distillation; Of Perfuming; Of Artificial Fires; Of Tempering Steel; Of Cookery; Of Fishing, Fowling, Hunting etc; Of Invisible Writing; Of Strange Glasses; Of Statick Experiments; Of Pneumatick Experiments; Of the Chaos. Wherein are set forth all the Riches and Delights of the Natural Sciences. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1658, 4to, approximately 280 x 175 mm, 11 x 7 inches, LACKING ENGRAVED EXTRA TITLE PAGE WITH PORTRAIT OF THE AUTHOR AND A REPRESENTATION OF THE FOUR ELEMENTS AND OF ART AND NATURE DIVIDED INTO COMPARTMENTS, here supplied in a good quality FACSIMILE on old paper, 16 small illustrations in the text, pages: (6), 409 plus 6 unnumbered pages of index, a few mispaginations but collated and guaranteed complete, bound in full antique leather, thin gilt border to covers, gilt decorated raised bands, gilt decoration in compartments, gilt lettered morocco label, gilt inner dentelles (turn ins), all edges gilt, new marbled endpapers backed with old paper. A few tiny chips to leather surface, small chip to label, spine slightly rubbed, corners slightly worn, title page slightly browned and lightly damp - stained in lower corner, occasional faint damp - staining to margins throughout, some pages lightly age - browned, few brown spots to 1 lower margin, small light brown stain to text on 1 page, no loss, very small dark stain affects lower edge of 10 pages, very small piece torn off 1 lower corner (margin only), a very good copy with binding and text block tight and firm (engraved title page in facsimile as noted). See A Bibliography of English Conjuring 1581 - 1876 by Raymond Toole Stott page 191. "...In Italy, in the latter half of the sixteenth century, came a striking example of the difficulties which science still encountered even after the Renaissance had undermined the old beliefs. At that time John Baptist Porta was conducting his investigations, and, despite a considerable mixture of pseudo - science, they were fruitful. His researches in optics gave the world the camera obscura, and possibly the telescope; in chemistry he seems to have been the first to show how to reduce the metallic oxides, and thus to have laid the foundation of several important industries. He did much to change natural philosophy to a vigorous open science. The society founded by him for physical research, called themselves Otiosi (i.e., Men of Leisure) and made it a condition of membership that each man must have contributed a new discovery or fact in natural science. Their Accademia Secretorum Naturae was soon suspect, from its name and deeds, of dabbling in the occult. Della Porta was denounced to Pope Paul V and called to Rome to explain the reports of witches' salves and necromantic arts. Happily justifying his devout search for truth and his campaign against charlatans, he returned cautioned but unblemished and was able, later in life, to help establish and become Vice - President of the Academy of the Lynxes (its name symbolised the struggle of scientific truth against ignorance), of which Prince Federico Cesi was President and Galileo the most illustrious member". Notes taken from encyclopaedia. The date on the title page has a dropped 5 which at first glance looks like a 9, but is without doubt a 5. The name of the printer confirms this, as the printer changes to John Wright in the 1669 edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Sylva Sylvarum: or, A Natural Historie, In Ten Centuries

      London: Printed for William Lee, And are to be sold by Thomas Williams at the Bible in Little-Britain, And William Place at Grays-Inne Gate in Holburn. G: in Good condition. Respined with repairs to leather on corners. Faint gilt ruling barely visible. Wear to leather with some loss to corners and edges. No title label to spine. Missing endpapers. Title pages creased. Browning foxing and water staining to prelims and intermittently throughout. 1658. Seventh Edition. Full leather. 290mm x 190mm (11" x 7"). Title page 1651 (1) Title page 1658 (1), Dedicatory Epistle to King Charles (2),To The Reader (3), Table of Experiments (7), Publisher's Adverts (2), 218,A Table of Chief Matters (19). Receipt for the Gout (1), Title page (1), To The Reader (1), 36, Title. Contains wood-cut head pieces and initials and pictorial title page (1651). Whereunto 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 Rawley Doctor in Divinity, on of his Majesties Chaplains. Bound with New Atlantis. A Work Unfinished. Engraved pictorial title page of 1651 Edition pasted in front of book , (Printed W. Lee at the Great Turks head next to the Mytre Tavrne in Fleetstreet). .

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