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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Opuscula Varia Posthuma Philosophica Civilia

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 This workcomprises ofseveral previously unpublished writings including a biography on Bacon by the editor William Rawley.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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Briefve Histoire de l'institution des Ordres Religieux. Avec les figures de leurs Habits, gravées sur le cuivre par

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

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Iacobi Cuiacii ic. Praestantissimi Operum Priorum quae de iure fecit Tomus secundus, Tomi II pars altera, Tomus tertius

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

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        Halichot Eli.

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

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        De communione veteris ecclesiae, syntagma.

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Último Capítulo S.C.P.]
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        Sicherer und Geschwinder Artzt, oder Vollständiges Arzneybuch, worinn alle Krankheiten des menschlichen Leibes, samt derselben Kuren in alphabetischer Ordung beschrieben seyn

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

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        Shijuhattana [48 Shelves]

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Historisch Antiquariaat A.G. van der Ste]
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        Les recherches du Sieur Chorier, sur les Antiquitéz de la Ville de Vienne, Métropole des Allobroges, Capitale de l'Empire Romain dans les Gaules, des deux Royaumes de Bourgogne, & présentement du Dauphiné (1658)

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

      [Bookseller: Le Beau Livre]
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        Briefve Histoire de l'institution des Ordres Religieux. Avec les figures de leurs Habits, gravées sur le cuivre par

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

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        L'economia del Cittadino in Villa... Libri VII. In questa Quarta Impressione riveduta, et accresciuta in molti luoghi, con l'aggiunta delle qualità del Cacciatore.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        The Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the New. Newly translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised [2 volumes of 3]

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

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

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

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

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

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        Portrait of the goldsmith Louis Roupert

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        KYKNEION AEMA=Cygnea Cantio

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

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        "Zedelyke en ernstige gedichten. Met het leven van den dichter in 't kort beschreven door wylen den heere Pieter Vlaming. Utrecht, Willem Kroon en Johannes Evelt, 1737.'Zedelyke en ernstige gedichten' vormt ee".

      "Groot 4º: *-2* 4 A-2A 4 *2A 4 2B-2H 4 2I 4(2I3+*2I 4) 2K-2T 4 [2V]1, gepag.: [16] 192 [8] 193-254 [8] 255-337 [1] pp. Op de titelpagina een vignet met de zinspreuk Altro diletto ch'imparar non provo Pennink, Silvander (Jan Baptista Wellekens) 1658-1726 (Haarlem 1957)".Dit derde deel is opgedragen aan Philip Moilives van der Noot, wiens aan de Amstel gelegen buiten Elsrijk Wellekens vroeger bezongen had. In de bundel heeft ook het levensbericht van Wellekens, geschreven door de in 1733 overleden Pieter Vlaming, een plaats gevonden. Dat was bedoeld voor het Groot Algemeen Historisch Woordenboek van David van Hoogstraten en Mattheus Brouerius van Nidek, maar te laat gereedgekomen om in het deel T-Z (1733) te worden opgenomen. De bundel bevat behalve godsdienstige gedichten, zededichten en zilveren bruiloftsdichten ook mooie lijkdichten op Wellekens echtgenote, zijn zoontje Michieltje en op Roozelyntje, het dochtertje van Pieter Vlaming.

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        Ezopische fabelen van Fedrus, gevryden slaef des keizers Augustus. In Nederduitsch dicht vertaelt en met aenmerkingen verrykt. Amsterdam, François Halma, 1703 (changed to 1704 with red ink).

      Leather hardcover with gilt stamped spine. The board edges decorated with a gilded pattern. The spine and board edges are slightly worn. The pages show light finger smudges. The book is in good condition. 19,5 x 26 cm, [36] 1-198 [10] pp. Engraved title page by P. Boutats after J. Goeree with a medallion of the portrait of Princess Amalia van Nassau. The portrait of the translator, David van Hoogstraten, is engraved on a folded plate by P. van Gunst en A. Boonen. Besides these portraits the book contains 9 vignettes, 9 decorated initials and 107 medallion plates engraved by J. van Vianen, who was a student of the great artist Romeyn de Hooghe."As the title describes Phaedrus was a Roman slave that served under the reign of Emperor Augustus (1st century AD). He used parts of the Aesopian fables as inspiration for his stories. When put into context the fables can be seen as political indictment against the current regime that he was under. The remarks on Phaedrus' fables are written by David van Hoogstraten (1658-1724) who published a number of works in the field of Dutch linguistics. His oeuvre contains subjects like the gender of Dutch words (1700) and the Latin-Dutch dictionary (1704)."

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        COMMENTAIRE SUR LA COUSTUME DE LA PREVOSTE ET VICOMTE DE PARIS

      1658 - Fait par Maistre JULIEN BRODEAU Ancien Avocat en Parlement Imprimé après son deceds. Avec un recueil des Arrests Cotez Sur chaque Titre & Article de Ladite Coutume. Ensemble un Table très-ample des Articles & des Matières 2 Tomes A Paris Chez P. Rocolet Imprimeur et libraire ordinaire du Roy au Palais Aux Armes du Roi et de la Ville et Chez Jean Guignard M. DC. LVIII (1658) 2 fort vol. In-folio (370X250) plein veau du temps dos à nerfs et à caissons ornés tranches mouchetées de rouge T. I - 1 f. 1 p. de titre Epistre à Monseigneur Chancelier de France Avis au Lecteur Table des Articles (50 pp.) - 1001 pp. Tables des Matières (67 pp.) + Ecueil d?Arrests (15 pp.) T II ? 1 f. 1 p. de titre Epistre Table des Titres et Articles (20 pp.) ? 714 pp. + Table Alphabétique + Recueil d?Arrests. qq mouillures anciennes reliures habilement restaurées. Exemplaire de ce Commentaire sur la Coustume et Prevosté de Paris Fort Rare [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Shijuhattana [48 Shelves]

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

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        Synopsis Purioris Theologiae, Dispuationibus quinquaginta duabus comprehensa (Synopsis of a purer Theology).

      Amstelaedami (Amsterdam), Sumptibus Joannis Ravesteynii, 1658. - Editio quinta 1658. 10 x 16 cm, (10), 822 pages. Contemporary Full Vellum. Very good condition. A little rubbed, bumped and age darkened throughout. Neat annotations and underlining. See images. An attractive and sound copy of this important book. The four authors of Synopsis purioris theologiae were prominent theological academics practicing at the University of Leiden where the book was published first in 1625. The book was used for many years in the university. The Synopsis purioris theologiae, is a series of 52 academic disputations covering the main topics of Reformed theology which attempted to settle the Leiden view on controversial issues as a united front. Further, the Leiden Synopsis was intended to provide a Dutch Reformed orthodoxy, providing a manual of 880 pages and a resource for apologetics. André Rivet (Andreas Rivetus) (1572 - 1651) was a French Huguenot theologian. He was born at Saint-Maixent, France. After completing his education at Berne, he studied theology privately at Berne and La Rochelle, and from 1595 to 1620 was at Thouars, first as chaplain of the duke of La Trémouille and later as pastor. In 1617, he was elected president of the Synod at Vitré; and in 1620 he was called to Leiden as professor (later honorary professor) of theology. A learned Reformed theologian and a relentless apologist of the Reformed faith against the attacks of the Roman Catholic Church, Rivet was in his day the most influential member of the theological faculty of Leyden. Johannes Polyander van den Kerckhoven (1568- 1646) was a Dutch Calvinist theologian, a Contra-Remonstrant but considered of moderate views. He was born at Metz, France. His father was a Protestant pastor. The family moved to Heidelberg where he also under Franciscus Junius, graduating M.A. in 1589; and then for a doctorate in Geneva in 1590, under Theodore Beza. He became French preacher at Dordrecht in 1591, and later succeeded Franz Gomarus as professor of theology at the University of Leiden, where he taught from 1611. Antonius Walaeus (Antoine de Waele, Anton van Wale) (1573 - 1639) was a Dutch Calvinist minister, theologian, and academic. In 1617 Walaeus became prominent on the Contra-Remonstrant side as a preacher at The Hague. After the Synod of Dort of 1618-9 he was appointed to the theological faculty at Leiden. The formulation of the Five Points of Calvinism in the Canons of Dort has been attributed to Walaeus and others. Antonius Thysius (1565-1640) was a Dutch Reformed theologian, professor at the University of Harderwijk and University of Leiden. In 1601, he was recruited for the theological faculty at the University of Harderwijk, where he remained for 18 years as a moderate Calvinist teacher. At the 1618 Synod of Dort he was among the theological delegates, and appointed an examiner of the Bible translation and of Old Testament. Shortly after the Synod he received from the Curators of Leiden University a call as a professor for theology and began this post on 10 December 1619 with his Oratio de theologia ejusque studios capessendo. He died on 7 November 1640 in Leiden.

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        Publii Virgilii Maronis Opera per Johannem Ogilvium edita et sulpturis aeneis adornata. ( A collection of 41 engraved plates from the first edition, including one dedicated to Thomas Hobbes.)

      London/Londini, Typis Thomae Roycroft, Impressa. 1658 - First edition plates with the dedications but before the descriptions. 41 plates on laid paper. 13 x 8.5 inches. 34 x 23 cm. Most in fine condition, a few with time stains.Lowndes, V, p. 2776; Brunet V, p. 1289.OCLC, 79699218. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        Histoire naturelle et morale des Iles Antilles de l'Amerique

      First edition, issue with L. D. P. (Louis de Poincy, to whom authorship has been attributed) in the dedicatory epistle. In fact, the authorship has been long debated, according to Sabin, "Much of the material may have been collected by De Poincy, but the principal or rather sole compiler of the work appears to have been Charles de Rochefort"; today the consensus is that it was written by Rochefort, the Dutch edition of 1662 so confirms it. A truly remarkable work on the islands of the Caribbean, arguably intended as an emigrant guide; the first part relates mainly and contains extensive details on the region´s natural history, the second part deals with the manners, customs, trade, religion, organization and administration of the Caribs. The work finishes with a vocabulary of the Carib language by Father Raymond Breton. The work is profusely and handsomely illustrated with 43 copper-plates of varying sizes, a full page portrait of Jacques Amproux and a splendid engraved title page. Brunet III, 206. Sabin, 72314.

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        Synopsis Purioris Theologiae, Dispuationibus quinquaginta duabus comprehensa (Synopsis of a purer Theology).

      Editio quinta 1658. Amstelaedami (Amsterdam), Sumptibus Joannis Ravesteynii, 1658. 10 x 16 cm, (10), 822 pages. Contemporary Full Vellum. Very good condition. A little rubbed, bumped and age darkened throughout. Neat annotations and underlining. See images. An attractive and sound copy of this important book. The four authors of Synopsis purioris theologiae were prominent theological academics practicing at the University of Leiden where the book was published first in 1625. The book was used for many years in the university. The Synopsis purioris theologiae, is a series of 52 academic disputations covering the main topics of Reformed theology which attempted to settle the Leiden view on controversial issues as a united front. Further, the Leiden Synopsis was intended to provide a Dutch Reformed orthodoxy, providing a manual of 880 pages and a resource for apologetics. André Rivet (Andreas Rivetus) (1572 - 1651) was a French Huguenot theologian. He was born at Saint-Maixent, France. After completing his education at Berne, he studied theology privately at Berne and La Rochelle, and from 1595 to 1620 was at Thouars, first as chaplain of the duke of La Trémouille and later as pastor. In 1617, he was elected president of the Synod at Vitré; and in 1620 he was called to Leiden as professor (later honorary professor) of theology. A learned Reformed theologian and a relentless apologist of the Reformed faith against the attacks of the Roman Catholic Church, Rivet was in his day the most influential member of the theological faculty of Leyden. Johannes Polyander van den Kerckhoven (1568- 1646) was a Dutch Calvinist theologian, a Contra-Remonstrant but considered of moderate views. He was born at Metz, France. His father was a Protestant pastor. The family moved to Heidelberg where he also under Franciscus Junius, graduating M.A. in 1589; and then for a doctorate in Geneva in 1590, under Theodore Beza. He became French preacher at Dordrecht in 1591, and later succeeded Franz Gomarus as professor of theology at the University of Leiden, where he taught from 1611. Antonius Walaeus (Antoine de Waele, Anton van Wale) (1573 - 1639) was a Dutch Calvinist minister, theologian, and academic. In 1617 Walaeus became prominent on the Contra-Remonstrant side as a preacher at The Hague. After the Synod of Dort of 1618-9 he was appointed to the theological faculty at Leiden. The formulation of the Five Points of Calvinism in the Canons of Dort has been attributed to Walaeus and others. Antonius Thysius (1565-1640) was a Dutch Reformed theologian, professor at the University of Harderwijk and University of Leiden. In 1601, he was recruited for the theological faculty at the University of Harderwijk, where he remained for 18 years as a moderate Calvinist teacher. At the 1618 Synod of Dort he was among the theological delegates, and appointed an examiner of the Bible translation and of Old Testament. Shortly after the Synod he received from the Curators of Leiden University a call as a professor for theology and began this post on 10 December 1619 with his Oratio de theologia ejusque studios capessendo. He died on 7 November 1640 in Leiden.

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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, 1658. Vellum. 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 known 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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        La pharsale de Lucain ou le guerres civiles de Cesar & de Pompée en vers François, par M. De Breboeuf.

      Leiden: Jean Elsevier [ Elzevir ], 1658. Hardcover. Small 12mo. pp. 417, [1]. With extra engraved title page. Bound in period full red morocco. Spine is gilt in compartments; boards are richly gilt with floral borders. The binding is well preserved with only minor spots of wear. All edges of the book block are gilt. The extra engraved title is tightly trimmed with no outer margin. Interior pages contain occasional mild marginal spotting but are otherwise generally clean. Lucan's epic poem “Pharsalia” (written during the reign of Nero) concerns the Roman Civil War between Julius Caesar and Pompey. In 48 b.c.e the conflict came to a conclusion with Pompey's defeat on the Thessalian plains of Pharsalus. The poem then extends down to the capture of Egyptian Alexandria. Lucan's epic is also noted for containing many elements of the supernatural, including turgid scenes of magic and witchcraft. Translated from the Latin into French verse by the French poet and translator Georges de Brébeuf. The first de Brébeuf edition was published by De Sommaville in Paris (1655). [Willems 827; Rahir 826; Berghman 907 - “Édition belle et des plus appréciées”]

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        La Pharsale de Lucain, ou les guerres civiles de Cesar & Pompée. En vers françois.

      Leiden, Jean Elsevier 1658 - With engr. figured title, engr. vignette on printed title (Le solitaire). 417 pp. 12mo. 18th-cent. full red morocco, flat spine gilt with gilt lettering, gilt lozenge design on sides, gilt outer edges and inner dentelles, pastedowns and flyleaves of blue watered silk, edges gilt (signed Bozerian jeune on back; spine slightly faded). Leiden, Jean Elsevier, 1658. First Elsevier edition of this French verse translation of Marcus Annaeus Lucanus' "Pharsalia" by Guillaume de Brébeuf (1618-1661). It was initially published in Paris in 1655. Fine copy in an elegant binding executed by the famous binder Bozerian jeune (fl. 1805-18). He was one of the most productive binders of the period working for Napoleon, Renouard and all the great bibliophiles of his time. - Willems 827 ("Edition fort bien exécutée"); Copinger 2913; Schweiger 568; Hoefer VII, 288f. ("on trouve chez lui un grand nombre de beaux vers et d'expressions poétiques"); Brunet III, 1202 ("elle est jolie, et les exemplaires bien conservés sont rares et recherchés"). CLASSICS ; LITERATURE: FRENCH ; [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Iacobi Cuiacii Opera Omnia in 10 tomos distributa quibus continentur tam priora, siue qua ipse superstes edi curauit; quam posteriora, siue quæ post obitum eius edita sunt, vel nunc primum prodeunt. Editio nova Opera et Cura Caroli Annibalis Fabroti.

      Impensis Societatis Typographiae Librorum Officii Ecclesiastici, iussu Regis Constituae, Lutetiae Parisorum 1658 - Folio format, 10 volumess, original full calf binding (leather surface is aged and uneven), spines mostly intact (top compartment missing in one vol, half of bottom compartment in another), small tears at top or bottom of some spines, five bands, each band framed by a gilt rule, one compartment lettered gilt direct "Cviacii Tomvs" in a ornamental frame, faint gilt frame to front and back board, some corners rubbed to expose board. The binding has been expertly treated to arrest any further deterioriation, minor creasing in some hinges. Short title present. Titlepage with engraved ornament (printer's device, 17 x 8 cm) "Absit Gloriari nisi in cruce domini", title page printed in red and black. Paper is clean but a hint coarse, printing of main text in 2 columns, text in Latin and Greek, preliminaries (to sig óó5) with one full size portrait (A G Rouffelat sculpt 1658) preceding Vita Cuiacii, preliminaries with many woodcut ornaments and initials. volume 1 contains 1757 cols. Provenance: M Ginbet Demurus 1779 in ink to endpaper of first volume, small library label (paper) to most spines, bottom of spines also lettered in small letters gilt "Faculté Catholique de Droit" (i. e. Lyon) - The edition comprises the works (Vol. I - III) in 3 volumes and the posthumous works (Vol. I - VI) in 6 volumes and an appendix volume (Vol VII) with comprehensive indices. While the binding of this edition is not very elaborate, perhaps even coarse, it is remarkable that this edition has survived complete and in its original binding. The colour of the leather has become quite dark through time, mahogony coloured. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Castigations of Mr. Hobbes, His Last Animadversions in the Case Concerning Liberty, and Universal Necessity : With an Appendix Concerning the Catching of Leviathan, or the Great Whale

      London: Printed by E.T. for J. Crook, 1658-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo. Bound in modern full Moraccon leather. 4 raised bands. Gilt lettering and tooling to spine. Fine binding and cover. Owners initial on FEP. Tear to bottom corner of p484, affecting the loss of the word "own" on p485. Clean, unmarked pages with tanning. Foxing throughout. Wing 4214 <br><br> John Bramhall was Anglican theologian and apologist, Bishop of Derry and later was an Archbishop of Armagh. He was a noted controversialist who doggedly defended the English Church from both the Puritan and Roman Catholic accusations, as well as the materialism of Thomas Hobbes. Bramhall's historical importance lies in his writing while in exile. Without office, he turned his hand to writing replies to all attacks on the Anglican Church. The Leviathan, itself, concerns with the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory. <br> In the Leviathan, Hobbes set out his doctrine of the foundation of states and legitimate governments and creating an objective science of morality. This gave rise to social contract theory. Written after the English Civil War, much of the book is occupied with demonstrating the necessity of a strong central authority to avoid the evil of discord and civil war. <br> After publishing the Leviathan in 1651, Hobbes turned to complete the fundamental treatise of his philosophical system. In 1654, a small treatise, Of Liberty and Necessity, was published by Bishop John Bramhall, addressed at Hobbes. Bramhall, a strong Arminian, had met and debated with Hobbes and afterwards wrote down his views and sent them privately to be answered in this form by Hobbes. Hobbes duly replied, but not for publication. But a French acquaintance took a copy of the reply and published it with "an extravagantly laudatory epistle." Bramhall, feeling utterly betrayed, countered in 1655, when he printed everything that had passed between them (under the title of A Defence of the True Liberty of Human Actions from Antecedent or Extrinsic Necessity). In 1656 Hobbes was ready with The Questions concerning Liberty, Necessity and Chance, in which he replied "with astonishing force" to the bishop. As perhaps the first clear exposition of the psychological doctrine of determinism, Hobbes's own two pieces were important in the history of the free-will controversy. The bishop returned to the charge in 1658 with Castigations of Mr Hobbes's Animadversions, and also included a bulky appendix entitled The Catching of Leviathan the Great Whale. <br> The Hobbes-Bramhall quarrel is a historical moment in modern philosophy where the dominating church beliefs and ideologies on the state of man in nature and divine right were exchanged for the early Enlightenment views of Hobbes where man had rights within the political system.

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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.

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        Urn Burial and the Garden of Cyrus

      1658 - Browne, Thomas, 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, Natur-ally, Mythically Considered; With Sundry Observations. By Thomas Browne D. of Physick, London, Printed for Hen. Brome at the sign of the Gun in Ivy Lane, 1658. First edition of both works, issued with and bound with the fourth edition of Pseudodoxia Epidemica. Small 4to, marbled boards, ¼ morocco. Paper tan, but clean. (see photos, of which more are available than posted. There are two different printers, collations and paginations. It appears Dod took Brome&#146;s sheets into account and issued the whole. Pseudodoxia Epidemica: Printed by Edward Dod, advertising on the title page that the Hydriotaphia and Garden of Cyrus are also present. The collation is [a]-[b].B-Qqq] and the pagination is [16 prelims] +468 pages+16-page index. The preliminary material includes notes and errata for Hydriotaphia and the Garden of Cyrus. Hydriotaphia and Garden of Cyrus: Printed by Henry Brome. Collation: 5p, 5*, 5A-5K2. 6 leaves (horizontal title and author, title page, 6 pages of dedications, plate of urns)+ 73 pages + Browne&#146;s disavowal of authorship of Nature&#146;s Cabinet Unlockt and ads for 6 other Henry Brome publications. Three illustrations/plates altogether. (See photos.). Shipping: $8.00 domestic, $40.00 international. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Confrontation oder Gegenhaltung dess Schwedischen von Hölsingör vom 8 Nov. St. N. datirten, zu Elbing aber gedruckten Schreibens, und dann der gründlichen Relation Einiger Holländischen Schipper welche den 27 Novemb. allhier in Dantzig auffgekommen und an Eydes statt den ganzten Verlauff der neulichen See-Schlacht zwischen Holländischen und Schwedischen Schiffs-Flotten im Sunde, auszgesaget haben.[Danzig], 1758. 4to. Early 20th-century cloth-backed boards.

      WorldCat (1 copy); not in Knuttel; KVK; cf. Tiele, Pamfletten 4619-4639. Extremely rare pamphlet relating to the Battle of the Sound, which took place on 9 November 1658 during the Second Northern War. In support of Denmark, the Dutch fleet under command of Jacob van Wassenaer Obdam tried to prevent the Swedish from gaining control over the Sound, a pivotal route for the Baltic trade and an important factor in the Dutch economy. Although the Dutch were successful, the vice-admirals Witte de With and Peter Floris were killed. Slightly shaved; boards with small tickets and stamps. Very good copy.

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        Histoire naturelle et morale des Iles Antilles de l'Amerique

      First edition, a remarkable early Huguenot emigration guide. 1658. Rotterdam. Arnout Leers. In 4to (230 mm x 165 mm). 2 [blank] + 8 ff. [including engraved title] + 527 + 6 ff. + 2 [blank] + 44 plates, many of which full page. Contemporary vellum over boards, head with upper hinge starting with minor loss of vellum, else very good. A fine example, very clean and fresh, only slightly foxed. Rare first edition, issue with L. D. P. (Louis de Poincy, to whom authorship has been attributed) in the dedicatory epistle, possibly the rarest issue. In fact, the authorship has been long debated, according to Sabin, ?Much of the material may have been collected by De Poincy, but the principal or rather sole compiler of the work appears to have been Charles de Rochefort?; today the consensus is that it was written by Rochefort, the Dutch edition of 1662 so confirms it. A truly remarkable work on the islands of the Caribbean, arguably intended as an emigrant guide; the first part relates mainly and contains extensive details on the region´s natural history, the second part deals with the manners, customs, trade, religion, organization and administration of the Caribs. The work finishes with a vocabulary of the Carib language by Father Raymond Breton. The work is profusely and handsomely illustrated with 43 copper-plates of varying sizes, a full page portrait of Jacques Amproux and a splendid engraved title page. Brunet III, 206. Sabin, 72314.

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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?, 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). *** An 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 soldiering ... 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 when Hinestrosa retired in 1647 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 were punished. 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. These documents were among the 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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