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2018-10-17 00:36:58
Diego Saavedra Faxardo
Madrid: Andres Garcia de la Iglessia. Condition: Good. Published 1658, first edition in Spanish, small quarto (21 cm) original limp vellum (20 556 (36) pp, complete, good plus copy, tightly bound, light expected wrinkling to vellum, ties lacking, contents very good overall, the last 30 pages showing some foxing, tanning and minor damp staining to lower outer corners. Text readable and well printed. Chronicle of the Visigoths, who invaded and ruled much of Spain until their suppression by the Moors in 711.
Bookseller: Caliban Books [Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US]
2018-10-12 01:41:53
Sprenger, Johann Theodor [d. 1668]. Tacitus, Cornelius [AD 56 -
Francofurti ad Moenum, Typis & Impensis Joh. Friderici Weiss, 1658. 1st edition. [36], 372, [2 (blank)] pp. Engraved t.p., which reads: "Tacitus Axiomaticus cum Sacris et Thucydide sparsim collatus." Head- tailpieces. Decorative initial captial letters. 12mo: a^12 b^6 A - P^12 Q^6. Q6 a blank. D5 missigned as D4; F6 as E6; L8 as L6; M4 as M5. 5-3/8" x 3". Sammelband volume, in period full vellum, with title(s) hand-inked to spine. Faint red edgestain. General wear & soiling to binding. 2 bookplates to front eps. A VG copy. Item #35018 Volume contains 4 of Sprenger's works, including TavBooks ID Nos 34016 - 35017, 35019. Price is the entire volume of 4 works. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: tavistockbooks [Alameda, California, US]
2018-10-12 00:05:07
KÖNIG Emanuelis
Coloniae munitianae (Bâle): apud Emanuelem König. First Edition. Full Sheepskin mottled tan, spine ribbed Jansenist piece black title. Binding nineteenth environment. Emanuel Konig (1658-1731) was a German physicist and physician of Basel. Strangely this classic description of the animal kingdom including a rigorous anatomical and mechanical approach is classified as spiritual magic books in the library of the occult sciences in the seventeenth, otherwise this book will be the basis Swedenborg's work. Bookplate Picard Avenionsis engraved medal. A wetness in the middle of all of the work, more or less marked. Absent Brunet. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Paris Rare Books and Manuscripts [France, FR]
2018-10-11 18:46:11
MANDELSLO, JOHANN ALBRECHT von.
Schleswig, Johan Holwein, 1658. Folio. Contemp. full vellum. Covers and spine fully intact but with some spots. and light wear along edges. It seems to be bound for a person with the initials W L E M (in gold letters on top of frontcover) and the year, 1658 (also in gold letters at bottom of frontcover). Engraved frontispiece (by G. Rothgiesser) and engraved portrait (Mandelslo). (32),248,(36) pp., 21 large textengravings by Rothgiesser and 1 double-page engraved map (ca 29 x 34 cm.) "Delineatio Indiæ Orientalis". Frontispiece a bit frayed in margins, no loss. Printed title-page a bit frayed at bottom, no loss. Last leaf with errata on verso frayed in margins, no loss of letters. Occassionally some browning to some quires in the first part. ¶ First edition of the complete German edition of the collected travels of Mandelslo, edited by Adam Olearius who was entrusted the editing after the original manuscript turned up after Mandelslo's death in Paris 1644.Birkelund, 55. - Thesaurus, 582. - Bibl. Dan. II,411-14.
Bookseller: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn [DK]
2018-10-10 08:20:48
Quintus Curtius Rufus
1658. Quintus Curtius Rufus - History of Alexander the Great - his only surviving book. Velum bound in great condition with a map and a copper frontis.
Bookseller: zandop [Okotoks, Alberta, CA]
2018-10-08 22:40:55
Francis Bacon
London: 1658. he 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 work comprises of several previously unpublished writings including a biography on Bacon by the editor William Rawley. The editor of this work, William Rawley, was Sir Francis Bacon's chaplain and literary executor. He preserved and oversaw the posthumous publication of many of Bacon's works. Rawley worked with many associates to preserve Bacon's memory through these posthumous publications. Several essays to 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 to be 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 lived … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-08 16:30:05
Beveridge, William
London Thomas Roycroft, 1658. First edition. Two works bound in one volume; 8vo (18.5 x 12 cm); pp.[viii], 38 [mispaginated 26]; 144-1, [viii]. With Syriac and Hebrew text and a few words printed in Arabic. A very good copy bound in modern half calf over marbled boards; one faint, marginal dampstain. Later ownership inscription of Stephen Freeman, dated 1787; with a page of his notes to one of the initial blanks and a number of marginal annotations in ink. An introductory Syriac grammar with a short treatise on the importance of Semitic languages to theological study, both written by William Beveridge (1637-1708), who published these works while still a young scholar of St John's, Cambridge; the first is dedicated to John Maynard (1600-1665), a dissenting minister, the second to Anthony Tuckley (1599-1670), Master of St John's, and, in the words of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, "a theological dinosaur". Thomas Roycroft published the London polyglot Bible between 1653 and 1657 and employed the same Syriac type, most likely cut by Nicholas Nicholls, in these works. Though the letter forms have a number of flaws, and several are confusingly formed, it is a handsome script, distinct from its continental predecessors. Beveridge became a prominent high churchman and a distinguished scholar of the early church; he was a founding member of the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge in 1698. He was appointed Bishop of St Asaph in 1704 and died in post. His grammar and treatise emphasise the importance of Syriac as the language of Christ and Syriac study as t … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB [Rye, East Sussex, United Kingdom]
2018-10-08 07:47:27
1658. This is a used book : further details are supplied in the item description.
Bookseller: Neil Summersgill [Blackburn, GB]
2018-10-08 07:47:26
Francis Bacon
London: 1658. he 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 work comprises of several previously unpublished writings including a biography on Bacon by the editor William Rawley. The editor of this work, William Rawley, was Sir Francis Bacon's chaplain and literary executor. He preserved and oversaw the posthumous publication of many of Bacon's works. Rawley worked with many associates to preserve Bacon's memory through these posthumous publications. Several essays to 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 to be 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 lived … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-08 07:47:26
Francis Bacon
London: 1658. he 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 work comprises of several previously unpublished writings including a biography on Bacon by the editor William Rawley. The editor of this work, William Rawley, was Sir Francis Bacon's chaplain and literary executor. He preserved and oversaw the posthumous publication of many of Bacon's works. Rawley worked with many associates to preserve Bacon's memory through these posthumous publications. Several essays to 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 to be 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 lived … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-06 10:28:35
RESTORIO, Aloisio Reverend
1658. I am limited to 12 photos on eBay, but I have many more photos on my website...just ask. A rare, 17th-century handwritten manuscript. This work is a collection of treatises written by Italian Jesuit authors; one on physical science and the other theological. The first treatise on covers multiple aspects of metaphysics and physical science including meteorology and humidity, human anatomy and descriptions of corpses, immortal life of animals, and various aspects of living generations. The second is a theological treatises that covers the existence of God as well as his holiness and divinity. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books [Columbia, Missouri, US]
2018-10-06 10:28:35
RESTORIO, Aloisio Reverend
1658. A rare, 17th-century handwritten manuscript. This work is a collection of treatises written by Italian Jesuit authors; one on physical science and the other theological. The first treatise on covers multiple aspects of metaphysics and physical science including meteorology and humidity, human anatomy and descriptions of corpses, immortal life of animals, and various aspects of living generations. The second is a theological treatises that covers the existence of God as well as his holiness and divinity. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books [Columbia, Missouri, US]
2018-10-05 09:18:20
Porta, Giambattista della
London: 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. First Edition. 409 pages, all pages in tact, Folio, misnumbered 131 should be page 129, engraved title incorporating representations of fire, chaos, air, art, nature, earth, water and Porta (remargined); typographical title printed in red and black, ex libris Alexander Watt, with his bookplate pasted inside front board; text woodcuts throughout, some light foxing, some leaves remargined, some browning to text leaves; bound in calf boards, rebacked, 11 x 7 in. Giambattista della Porta was an Italian scholar who lived in Naples during the time of the Scientific Revolution and Reformation. very good. Item #5557915 Natural magick by John Baptista Porta, a Neapolitane: in twenty books: 1 Of the causes of wonderful things. 2 Of the generation of animals. 3 Of the production of new plants. 4 Of increasing houshold-stuff. 5 Of changing metals. 6 Of counterfeiting gold. 7 Of the wonders of the load-stone. 8 Of strange cures. 9 Of beautifying women. 10 Of distillation. 11 Of perfuming. 12 Of artificial fires. 13 Of tempering steel. 14 Of cookery. 15 Of fishing, fowling, hunting, &c. 16 Of invisible writing. 17 Of strange glasses. 18 Of statick experiments. 19 Of pneumatick experiments. 20 Of the chaos. Wherein are set forth all the riches and delights of the natural sciencesPorta's work was very important scientific in the subject of optics. The camera obscura as well as other optic devices such as the concave lens. Porta work contains medical … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: crossroadsreno [Reno, Nevada, US]
2018-10-03 22:08:18
Erasmus Schmidt
Norimbergae: Sumptibus ac typis Michaelis Endteri, 1658. Written in Latin and Greek Featuring an engraved frontispiece depicting Noah and his animals and engraved by sculptor J. Sandrart, an engraved plate of Erasmus Schmidt, and folding table. Collated complete. Written by early theologian and linguist Erasmus Schmidt. Private library plate to the front pastedown, from the Evangelical Union Theological Hall. The Evangelical Union was a religious denomination which originated in the suspension of the Rev. James Morison, minister of a United Secession congregation in Kilmarnock, Scotland, for certain views regarding faith, the work of the Holy Spirit in salvation, and the extent of the atonement, which were regarded by the supreme court of his church as anti-Calvinistic and heretical. It professed a creed which allowed them greater freedom as preachers of the Gospel. CONDITION In a mottled calf binding with gilt design tot he spine. Externally, rather worn with marks, and shelfwear to the spine. Front board is held by the cords only and rear joint is starting. Internally, firmly bound with bright pages, given the age of the book, generally clean aside from the odd spot and handling mark. Private library bookplate to the front pastedown. Copperplate ink signature to front free endpaper, and title page. Overall Condition: Good.
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-03 22:08:17
THEVENIN, François
1658. I am limited to 12 photos on eBay, but I have many more photos on my website...just ask. An incredible rare first edition of the works of François Thevenin. This 1658 collection of treatises on medicine includes an interesting dictionary of Greek words, with their etymology, and how they are employed in medicine. Thevenin was the personal physician and surgeon of Louis XIV who was known for his research in ophthalmology and lithotomy and did not publish any of his own writings during his lifetime. However, in 1658, the year of Thevenin's death, Guillaume Parthon, an occultist surgeon, published this work to celebrate the life of the esteemed surgeon. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books (schilb_antiquarian_books) [Columbia, Missouri, US]
2018-10-02 08:18:31
Jean-Louis Guez Balzac.
London: Thomas Dring, 1658. A very scarce work. Not seen at auction for over thirty five years. With a portrait frontispiece of Balzac. With two title pages, the first title page is in Red and Black and with the title 'Balzac's Remaines or his Last Letters' the second is 'The Choyce Letters of Monsieur de Balzac.' One of these title pages is clearly a cancel. The running title of the work is 'Choise Lettres' and therefore it is likely the cancel is the red and black title page. There are two copies held at the British library, one with the first title page and one with the second title page. It is unusual to have both. (Wing B616). Collated using both British library copies of this work, Complete. From the antiquarian library of Christopher Rowe. Christopher Rowe was a schoolmaster in Norwich and then in Bristol. Throughout his career he inspired many to love literature, history and music. He was a specialist on 17th century printer and bookseller, Humphrey Moseley and began his, unfortunately unfinished, PhD dissertation on him. Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac was a French author noted for his epistolary essays. This volume comprises of his letters to notable courtiers which gained him a great reputation. This work mostly contains his letters to Jean Chapelain, a French Poet who organized and founded the Academie Francaise. In a full calf binding. rebacked with original boards preserved. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Small worm holes to the tail of spine and also to the head. The worming only seems to have slightly … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-02 08:18:31
Jean-Louis Guez Balzac.
London: Thomas Dring, 1658. A very scarce work. Not seen at auction for over thirty five years. With a portrait frontispiece of Balzac. With two title pages, the first title page is in Red and Black and with the title 'Balzac's Remaines or his Last Letters' the second is 'The Choyce Letters of Monsieur de Balzac.' One of these title pages is clearly a cancel. The running title of the work is 'Choise Lettres' and therefore it is likely the cancel is the red and black title page. There are two copies held at the British library, one with the first title page and one with the second title page. It is unusual to have both. (Wing B616). Collated using both British library copies of this work, Complete. From the antiquarian library of Christopher Rowe. Christopher Rowe was a schoolmaster in Norwich and then in Bristol. Throughout his career he inspired many to love literature, history and music. He was a specialist on 17th century printer and bookseller, Humphrey Moseley and began his, unfortunately unfinished, PhD dissertation on him. Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac was a French author noted for his epistolary essays. This volume comprises of his letters to notable courtiers which gained him a great reputation. This work mostly contains his letters to Jean Chapelain, a French Poet who organized and founded the Academie Francaise. In a full calf binding. rebacked with original boards preserved. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Small worm holes to the tail of spine and also to the head. The worming only seems to have slightly … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-02 07:56:00
Bourgeois, Louise
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 Arine van der Steur [Den Haag, Netherlands]
2018-09-29 18:10:34
Biblia Sacra
1658. I am limited to 12 photos on eBay, but I have many more photos on my website...just ask. An exceedingly rare and relatively unknown 17th-century Biblia Sacra. This edition was published in 1658 by Michael Demen in Cologne. It features a charming illustrated title page, border around the pages of text, and marginal notes. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books (schilb_antiquarian_books) [Columbia, Missouri, US]
2018-09-28 15:42:44
Quintus Curtius Rufus
1658. Quintus Curtius Rufus - History of Alexander the Great - his only surviving book. Velum bound in great condition with a map and a copper frontis.
Bookseller: zandop [Okotoks, Alberta, CA]
2018-09-28 08:14:48
Jean-Louis Guez Balzac.
London: Thomas Dring, 1658. A very scarce work. Not seen at auction for over thirty five years. With a portrait frontispiece of Balzac. With two title pages, the first title page is in Red and Black and with the title 'Balzac's Remaines or his Last Letters' the second is 'The Choyce Letters of Monsieur de Balzac.' One of these title pages is clearly a cancel. The running title of the work is 'Choise Lettres' and therefore it is likely the cancel is the red and black title page. There are two copies held at the British library, one with the first title page and one with the second title page. It is unusual to have both. (Wing B616). Collated using both British library copies of this work, Complete. From the antiquarian library of Christopher Rowe. Christopher Rowe was a schoolmaster in Norwich and then in Bristol. Throughout his career he inspired many to love literature, history and music. He was a specialist on 17th century printer and bookseller, Humphrey Moseley and began his, unfortunately unfinished, PhD dissertation on him. Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac was a French author noted for his epistolary essays. This volume comprises of his letters to notable courtiers which gained him a great reputation. This work mostly contains his letters to Jean Chapelain, a French Poet who organized and founded the Academie Francaise. In a full calf binding. rebacked with original boards preserved. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Small worm holes to the tail of spine and also to the head. The worming only seems to have slightly … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-09-28 01:17:52
LIGHTFOOT, John
1658. I am limited to 12 photos on eBay, but I have many more photos on my website...just ask. An incredible source for new perspectives on the New Testament Gospels. John Lightfoot, a 17th-century English churchman and Jewish scholar, was famous for his biblical commentaries and exegeticals. His best-known work, "Horae Hebraicae et Talmudicae" was a volume of commentary on the New Testament gospels of Matthew and Mark. Lightfoot hoped to help modern New Testament readers get a better understanding of Jewish history and culture, and by commenting on Jewish tradition, he was able to bring new context for the purposes of the New Testament Gospels. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books (schilb_antiquarian_books) [Columbia, Missouri, United States]
2018-09-27 11:07:57
1658. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books [Columbia, Missouri, US]
2018-09-27 09:28:25
HAWKINS, Richard
I am limited to 12 photos on eBay, but I have many more photos on my website...just ask. 1658 RARE 1ed Hawkins England Civil WAR Scotland Saxons Normans Queen Elizabeth "The Scots most of any Nation, have exercised the English valor. The mutual invasions and slaughters, which these two Nations have made one upon another, have filled their Histories, and are so many, as are not well to be reckoned up." ― R.H., A Discourse, Chap viii Richard Hawkins, more commonly referred to simply as R.H., wrote his book, 'A Discourse', in which he "proclaimed [it] to be the very first book in praise of the English nation. Hawkins placed the emphasis on military achievement. Though he celebrated the end of the Civil War, he saw prophesying further victories abroad." (Norbrook, 309). Norbrook also calls this book a founding document of English nationalism, with tendencies towards a Cromwellian monarchy. Hawkins writes of important figures in English history and those who helped shame the landscape of the English nation. Those include: · Oliver Cromwell · Sir Walter Raleigh · Queen Elizabeth · Julius Caesar · Harold Harfager (Fairhair), King of Norway · Teutonic Germans, Saxon invasion · Wars with Spain · Wars with France · Civil Wars and wars with Scotland; Irish rebels. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books [Columbia, Missouri, US]
2018-09-27 08:28:44
1658. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books [Columbia, Missouri, US]
2018-09-24 10:35:28
FLACOURT (Etienne de).
Pierre Lamy, 1658. 2 parties en un volume in-4, 12 ff. lim. n.ch., 384 pages pour la première partie - 9 ff. n.ch., 42 pages pour la deuxième partie. Plein maroquin vert, dos à nerfs orné, double encadrements de filets dorés avec fleurons aux angles sur les plats, double filet doré sur les coupes, dentelle dorée intérieure, tranche dorée (Petit, successeur de Simier). Edition originale de la plus grande rareté de la première monographie exclusivement consacrée à Madagascar. Elle est illustrée de 15 cartes et planches dépliantes. Bien complet de l'appendice qui possède sa page de titre séparée ("Relation de la grande isle de Madagascar contenant ce qui s'est passé entre les François & les Originaires de cette isle depuis l'an 1642 jusques en l'an 1655"). Flacourt fut nommé en 1648 commandant des troupes du Roi à Madagascar, et revint en 1653 pour prendre la direction de la Compagnie de l'Orient. Il décrit dans ce récit le fonctionnement sociopolitique et économique de l'ile, donne des renseignements sur sa cartographie, son histoire naturelle, et décrit les mœurs et croyances religieuses de ses habitants. Bel exemplaire. Gay, 3227, Grandidier, 1776. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie Jeanne Laffitte [Marseille, France]
2018-09-22 13:18:21
DIGBY, Kenelm
1658.
Bookseller: Azio Media Books Vinyl Antiques [Shallotte, North Carolina, US]
2018-09-15 01:23:23
CARRILLO, Alonso; SAN DIEGO Y VILLALON, Juan.
[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). *** 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 struggl … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Musinsky Rare Books [USA]
2018-09-05 07:26:16
BLAEU, Johannes.
Amsterdam, 1658, Spanish edition but blank verso. Coloured, with gold highlights. 410 x 490mm. Repairs in edges of margin. A 17th century map of Shanxi, published in the 'Novus Atlas Sinensis', the first Western atlas of China, compiled from the maps supplied by Martino Martini, a Jesuit missionary who travelled through China 1643-1650. KOEMAN: Bl 60a.
Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps [London, United Kingdom]
2018-08-27 07:33:15
SENECA, L.A. - [THE FIRST PRINTED PIECE OF FEMINISM IN DENMARK]
Sorøe, Georg Hantsch, 1658. Folio. lidt senere helpergamentsbind med blindtrykte rammer (delvist indfarvet i sort) på permer og sorte stregdekorationer på ryg. Sort blindtrykt super-ex-libris på permer. Øvre del af ryg restaureret med nyere pergament og med senere forgyldt skindtitel. Let slid og enkelte revner i nedre kapitæl. Bind lidt slidt og med nogle pletter (fortrinsvis på bagpermen). Helt guldsnit. Kobberstukket frontispiece. (41), 183, (2), 324, (1), 374, (2) pp. Stort udfoldeligt kobberstukket portræt af Birgitte Thott, stukket af Haelwegh efter maleri af Wuchters. Gennemgående et særdeles rent eksemplar trykt på godt papir. Med Thore Virgins navnetræk på indersiden af forpermen (dateret).<br><br>Folio. A luttle later full vellum with blindstamped line-frames (partly coloured black) to boards and black line-decorations to spine. Black blindstamped super ex-libris to centre of boards. Upper part of spine restored with newer vellumand with a new gilt leather title-label. A few tears to lower capital. Binding generally with a bit of wear and with some brown spots, mostly to back board. All edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece; (41), 183, (2), 324, (1), 374, (2) pp. Large, folded engraved portrait of Birgitte Thott, engraved by Haelwegh, after a paintling by Wuchters. An unusually well preserved, clean,. and crisp copy, printed on good paper. With the ownership-signature of Thore Virgin to inside of front board. ¶ First edition of the groundbreaking first translation of Seneca into Danish - being the first complete translation of a classical author in Danish, the first p … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lynge & Søn ILAB-ABF [Copenhagen, Denmark]
2018-08-24 01:39:44
SENECA, L.A. - [THE FIRST PRINTED PIECE OF FEMINISM IN DENMARK]
Sorøe, Georg Hantsch, 1658. Folio. lidt senere helpergamentsbind med blindtrykte rammer (delvist indfarvet i sort) på permer og sorte stregdekorationer på ryg. Sort blindtrykt super-ex-libris på permer. Øvre del af ryg restaureret med nyere pergament og med senere forgyldt skindtitel. Let slid og enkelte revner i nedre kapitæl. Bind lidt slidt og med nogle pletter (fortrinsvis på bagpermen). Helt guldsnit. Kobberstukket frontispiece. (41), 183, (2), 324, (1), 374, (2) pp. Stort udfoldeligt kobberstukket portræt af Birgitte Thott, stukket af Haelwegh efter maleri af Wuchters. Gennemgående et særdeles rent eksemplar trykt på godt papir. Med Thore Virgins navnetræk på indersiden af forpermen (dateret).<br><br>Folio. A luttle later full vellum with blindstamped line-frames (partly coloured black) to boards and black line-decorations to spine. Black blindstamped super ex-libris to centre of boards. Upper part of spine restored with newer vellumand with a new gilt leather title-label. A few tears to lower capital. Binding generally with a bit of wear and with some brown spots, mostly to back board. All edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece; (41), 183, (2), 324, (1), 374, (2) pp. Large, folded engraved portrait of Birgitte Thott, engraved by Haelwegh, after a paintling by Wuchters. An unusually well preserved, clean,. and crisp copy, printed on good paper. With the ownership-signature of Thore Virgin to inside of front board. ¶ First edition of the groundbreaking first translation of Seneca into Danish - being the first complete translation of a classical author in Danish, the first p … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lynge & Søn ILAB-ABF [Copenhagen, Denmark]
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2018-08-23 19:43:34
Topsel, Edward, Gesner, Conradus, Muffet [Mouffet], T.
Printed by E. Cotes, for G. Sawbridge at the Bible on Ludgate-hill, T. Williams at the Bible in Little-Britain, and T. Johnson, at the Key in Pauls Church-yard, 1658. Condition: Boards and spine heavily worn,, covered with cloth which is also very worn, paper title label worn and torn, early and late leaves of text very tatty, missing half title page and lower half of title page, missing bottom half of p5/6 (A5), missing p7/8, missing most of p13/14 (C1), missing p17/8, missing part of p41/42, missing p47/8, 63/4, mising part of p77/78, missing the corner of p91/2, missing part of p93/4, missing the corner of p217/8 and p225/6, missing part of p331/2 and p471/2, missing pages between p589 and 591p, missing p593/594, p627/8, p677/8, most of p1031/2 and the corner of p1129/30 with no loss of text, some pages are misnumbered, some worm holes to p570-620, mostly within the margins, the pages are generally clean, fair condition. [16], 818, [18], 889-1130, [6] pages, numerous full page and in text engravings of animals including mythical beasts like the hydra and unicorn, separate title page for The Theater of Insects, drop title for The History of Serpents, may be missing a separate title page for this section (see ESTC), decorated capitals and headpieces. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: KeoghsBooks [GB]
2018-08-22 02:05:08
Willem Piso
Amsterdam: A study book, lacking the allegorical frontispiece, engraved in a sweet-cut and with numerous holes of moth that pierce the whole volume, without ever harming the reading. It is, however, full of text and retains the more than six hundred figures that illustrate it. Binding recent, entire parchment. Some foxing. De India Utriusque Re Naturali et Medica, Piso, Willem and Georg Marcgraf, 1658, Antique Medicine Book Description PISO, Willem (Guilelmus Pisonius).- [...] DE | INDIÆ UTRIUSQUE | RE NATURALI ET MEDICA | LIBRIS QUATUORDECIM | Quorum contanta pagina sequens | exhibet.- Amstelædami: Apud Ludovicum et Danielem Elzevirios, 1658.- [11], 327, [5], 39, [1 br.], 226, [2] p.: il.; 33 cm.- E. Literature A pioneering work in the field of tropical medicine, published by the author (1611-1678), a Dutch physician who remained in Brazil during the Dutch occupation of Pernambuco, 10 years after the publication of his Historia Naturalis Brasiliae. Includes, in the last part, a text and references to Garcia da Orta. Condition: A study book, lacking the allegorical frontispiece, engraved in a sweet-cut and with numerous holes of moth that pierce the whole volume, without ever harming the reading. It is, however, full of text and retains the more than six hundred figures that illustrate it. Binding recent, entire parchment. Some foxing. Sabin, 63029. Author: WILLEM PISO - 1637-1644. Dimensions: Height: 14.56 inches / 37 centimeters Length: 9.44 inches / 24 centimeters Width: 1.37 / 3.5 centimeters *Please Note: This item is located in Lisbon, Portugal (EU) and will be shippe … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: violettechandelierantiques [Lisbon, PT]
2018-08-16 22:06:34
Martini Martinii
Munich, Germany: 1658. We are not book experts, so PLEASE ask if you have specific questions! Sinicae historiae decas prima 1658 First Edition Amazing find! This book is in EXCEPTIONAL condition. The beautifully detailed, embossed cover is excellent, both front and back. The interior pages/binding are quite tight, and are very very good, showing some ripples/waves, a few pages have a "hole" at the edge (see photos) and very tiny dogears at bottom. Inside front cover shows some erased pencil writing, a sticker, and four spots perhaps from a bookplate? There are woodcuts showing the I Ching, twelve ideograms and an abacus, as well as the Chinese characters, which were printed for the first time in Europe. Here is Some of What We've Learned About the Author: The Jesuit Martino Martini (1614-1661), born in Trento, was the head of the mission in Hangchou, China, from 1643 until his death. Martinii is acclaimed as the father of Chinese geographical science. During an international convention organized in the city of Trento a member of the Chinese academy of Social Sciences, Prof. Ma Yong said: "Martini was the first to study the history and geography of China with rigorous scientific objectivity; the extent of his knowledge of the Chinese culture, the accuracy of his investigations, the depth of his understanding of things Chinese are examples for the modern sinologists". Ferdinand von Richthofen calls Martini "the leading geographer of the Chinese mission, one who was unexcelled and hardly equalled, during the XVIII century. There was no other missionary, either before or after, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: winecountrysellers [Alpine, New York, US]
2018-08-10 07:36:49
We offer a rare map of the Holy Land by Jan Jansson. The plate size is 14” x 19” on handmade paper, housed in a double sided frame to reveal the text on verso. This map features a large cartouche in the upper left corner, flanked by Moses and Aaron and an illustration at the lower right of the two spies, Caleb and Joshua, carrying the grapes of Canaan; both are vividly hand colored. As described in the Library of Congress: This hand-colored copperplate map of the Holy Land, featuring notable cities from the Bible, appeared in Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas (Theater of the World, or New Atlas), a work by Jan Jansson (1588-1664) that was published in Amsterdam circa 1658. It depicts the kingdoms of Judea and Israel, along with territory stretching north to present-day Beirut and land on both sides of the Jordan River as far south as the Dead Sea. It also includes a key to major cities, priestly towns, and towns belonging to the Philistines. The map is an exact copy of the “Typus chorographicus” of Abraham Ortelius (1527-98), which was adapted from a map by the German cartographer, geographer, and mathematician Tilemann Stella (circa 1525-89). This map was first published by Jansson in 1652 in his Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineation (Atlas of the Ancient World). Condition: There is a water stain at the lower right margin that blends in with the hand colored border, otherwise the map is in good condition, though it has not been examined out of its frame.
Bookseller: Dennis Holzman Antiques [Cohoes, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-08-07 07:07:03
Porta, Giambattista della
London: 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-y, 1658. London: 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. First Edition. 409 pages, all pages in tact, Folio, misnumbered 131 should be page 129, engraved title incorporating representations of fire, chaos, air, art, nature, earth, water and Porta (remargined); typographical title printed in red and black, ex libris Alexander Watt, with his bookplate pasted inside front board; text woodcuts throughout, some light foxing, some leaves remargined, some browning to text leaves; bound in calf boards, rebacked, 11 x 7 in. very good. Giambattista della Porta was an Italian scholar who lived in Naples during the time of the Scientific Revolution and Reformation. Natural magick by John Baptista Porta, a Neapolitane: in twenty books: 1 Of the causes of wonderful things. 2 Of the generation of animals. 3 Of the production of new plants. 4 Of increasing houshold-stuff. 5 Of changing metals. 6 Of counterfeiting gold. 7 Of the wonders of the load-stone. 8 Of strange cures. 9 Of beautifying women. 10 Of distillation. 11 Of perfuming. 12 Of artificial fires. 13 Of tempering steel. 14 Of cookery. 15 Of fishing, fowling, hunting, &c. 16 Of invisible writing. 17 Of strange glasses. 18 Of statick experiments. 19 Of pneumatick experiments. 20 Of the chaos. Wherein are set forth all the riches and delights of the natural sciences Porta's work was very important scientific … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Crossroads Books [Reno, NV, U.S.A.]
2018-08-05 08:31:38
Porta, Giambattista della
London: 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-y, 1658. London: 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. First Edition. 409 pages, all pages in tact, Folio, misnumbered 131 should be page 129, engraved title incorporating representations of fire, chaos, air, art, nature, earth, water and Porta (remargined); typographical title printed in red and black, ex libris Alexander Watt, with his bookplate pasted inside front board; text woodcuts throughout, some light foxing, some leaves remargined, some browning to text leaves; bound in calf boards, rebacked, 11 x 7 in. very good. Giambattista della Porta was an Italian scholar who lived in Naples during the time of the Scientific Revolution and Reformation. Natural magick by John Baptista Porta, a Neapolitane: in twenty books: 1 Of the causes of wonderful things. 2 Of the generation of animals. 3 Of the production of new plants. 4 Of increasing houshold-stuff. 5 Of changing metals. 6 Of counterfeiting gold. 7 Of the wonders of the load-stone. 8 Of strange cures. 9 Of beautifying women. 10 Of distillation. 11 Of perfuming. 12 Of artificial fires. 13 Of tempering steel. 14 Of cookery. 15 Of fishing, fowling, hunting, &c. 16 Of invisible writing. 17 Of strange glasses. 18 Of statick experiments. 19 Of pneumatick experiments. 20 Of the chaos. Wherein are set forth all the riches and delights of the natural sciences Porta's work was very important scientific … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Crossroads Books [Reno, NV, U.S.A.]
2018-08-05 05:51:19
Porta, Giambattista della
London: 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-y, 1658. London: 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. First Edition. 409 pages, all pages in tact, Folio, misnumbered 131 should be page 129, engraved title incorporating representations of fire, chaos, air, art, nature, earth, water and Porta (remargined); typographical title printed in red and black, ex libris Alexander Watt, with his bookplate pasted inside front board; text woodcuts throughout, some light foxing, some leaves remargined, some browning to text leaves; bound in calf boards, rebacked, 11 x 7 in. very good. Giambattista della Porta was an Italian scholar who lived in Naples during the time of the Scientific Revolution and Reformation. Natural magick by John Baptista Porta, a Neapolitane: in twenty books: 1 Of the causes of wonderful things. 2 Of the generation of animals. 3 Of the production of new plants. 4 Of increasing houshold-stuff. 5 Of changing metals. 6 Of counterfeiting gold. 7 Of the wonders of the load-stone. 8 Of strange cures. 9 Of beautifying women. 10 Of distillation. 11 Of perfuming. 12 Of artificial fires. 13 Of tempering steel. 14 Of cookery. 15 Of fishing, fowling, hunting, &c. 16 Of invisible writing. 17 Of strange glasses. 18 Of statick experiments. 19 Of pneumatick experiments. 20 Of the chaos. Wherein are set forth all the riches and delights of the natural sciences Porta's work was very important scientific … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Crossroads Books [U.S.A.]
2018-08-04 05:52:07
Porta, Giambattista della
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, London, 1658. Giambattista della Porta was an Italian scholar who lived in Naples during the time of the Scientific Revolution and Reformation. Natural magick by John Baptista Porta, a Neapolitane: in twenty books: 1 Of the causes of wonderful things. 2 Of the generation of animals. 3 Of the production of new plants. 4 Of increasing houshold-stuff. 5 Of changing metals. 6 Of counterfeiting gold. 7 Of the wonders of the load-stone. 8 Of strange cures. 9 Of beautifying women. 10 Of distillation. 11 Of perfuming. 12 Of artificial fires. 13 Of tempering steel. 14 Of cookery. 15 Of fishing, fowling, hunting, &c. 16 Of invisible writing. 17 Of strange glasses. 18 Of statick experiments. 19 Of pneumatick experiments. 20 Of the chaos. Wherein are set forth all the riches and delights of the natural sciences Porta's work was very important scientific in the subject of optics. The camera obscura as well as other optic devices such as the concave lens. Porta work contains medical treatments, folk recipes and instructions for crafts possible and implausable. Many topics including alchemy of transmutation of metals, counterfeiting precious stones, and much more. Fantastical and fun accounts in his most famous book of secrets. 409 pages, all pages in tact, Folio, misnumbered 131 should be page 129, engraved title incorporating representations of fire, chaos, air, art, nature, earth, water and Porta (remargined); typographical title printed in red and black, ex … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Crossroads Books [Reno, NV, U.S.A.]
2018-07-31 06:28:55
CARDANO. Hieronimus, Cardanus
METOPOSCOPIA, LIBRIS TREDECIM, ET OCTINGENTIS FACIAEI HUMANAE EICONIBUS COMPLEXA... Hieronimus, Cardani. Lutetiae Parisiorum, Thomas Iolly, 1658. In - folio (cm. 33,5), m. pergamena ottocentesca, tassello e titolo al dorso con sei nervi. (8), VIII, 225, (3) pp. grande marca tip. al fs., 800 figure (di cui 3 a piena pagina) in xil. n.t. illustranti le diverse espressioni che caratterizzano la personalità. Prima edizione postuma, apparsa contemporaneamente anche in francese. Notevole trattato cinquecentesco di fisiognomica e frenologia rimasto inedito per oltre un secolo; comprende in fine anche il trattato sui nei con testo originale greco e traduzione latina di "Melampus", autore del III secolo. Hirsch, I, p. 829. CARDAN, the most celebrated physician of Europe in his time, and professor of medicine at Padua clained to beable to draw horoscopes from the appearance of the face. (Garrison - Morton, 152). Traité fort rare... qui ne se trouve point dans la collection des oeuvres de Cardan. (Caillet, 2019). Caroli, Storia della fisiognomica, pp. 46 - 51.
Bookseller: Brighenti libri esauriti e rari [Italy]
2018-07-30 08:07:58
JANSSON, Jan
1658. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving. 18" x 22". Important map of Japan & Korea as an Island, with Ezo, Kunashiri and Sakhalin as a single land mass. Hard to find in an uncolored State. Jan Jansson was part of an influential family of map publishers from the Netherlands throughout the 17th century and beyond. They were based in Arnhem then in Amsterdam. They were printers, publishers and booksellers. Major publications were under the joint ownership of the Jansson heirs and their printing empire.
Bookseller: Argosy Book Store [United States]
2018-07-25 07:10:54
PORTA, JOHN BAPTISTA (GIAMBATTISTA DELLA)
London: Thomas Youmg, and Samuel Speed, 1658. PORTA, JOHN BAPTISTA (GIAMBATTISTA DELLA). Natural Magick... in twenty Books... wherein are set forth all the Riches and Delights of Natural Science. London (printed for Thomas Youmg, and Samuel Speed) 1658.(It was first published in this four book version in 1558. It is an uncritical compilation of the fantastical and the empirical, discussing subjects such as demonology, magnetism and the camera obscura. An expanded twenty book version was published in 1589.)4:o. (about 277x184 mm.). (6), 1-284, 381-388, 393-409 (lacks pp. 125-126 and 251-52), (1 blank), (4, lacks last leaf) pp. Title printed in red and black (browned and worn in the margins, lacking engraved frontispiece), some woodcut illustrations in text. Later (20th century) brown half leather, somewhat worn, spine in six compartments. Some foxing, about 15 leaves harder, some minor staining.The missing frontispiece and leave supplied in facsimile.First edition in English of Porta's Magiae naturalis libri viginti, originally published in 1558.A compendium of 16th-century science and pseudo-science, as changing metals, of beautifying woman, of distillation, of perfuming, of artificial fires, of cookery, of fishing, fowling, hunting..., of invisible writing, of strange glasses (burning-glasses) and more.See Ferguson, Bibliotheca Chemica II, pp. 215-217.
Bookseller: Jean Skarstedt Paris Stockholm [France]
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2018-07-18 16:58:54
Alchemie - Croll, Oswald.
Genève, Samuel Chouët. 17,5x10,5 cm. (8) Bl., 220 S., (12) S., 419 S., (10) S., 1 w. Bl., 114 S., (38) S. Pgt.-Bd. der Zeit mit hs. Rückentitel. Oswald Croll (1580?-1609?) war Leibarzt des Fürsten Christian von Anhalt-Bernburg, „vertheidigte und verehrte die Paracelsischen Lehren und lehrte die Bereitung nützlicher Arzneimittel kennen, von denen viele bis auf die neueste Zeit beibehalten worden sind; z. B. Tartarus vitriolatus und Bernsteinsalz. Er beschreibt der Erste oder einer der Ersten das Calomel, lehrte Chlorsilber aus Lösungen fällen und kannte Knallgold. Sein Werk: "Basilia Chymica, Continens philosophicam propria laborum experientia confirmatam descriptionem et usum remediorum chymicorum selectissimorum et lumine gratiae et naturae desumptorum" erlebte zwischen 1609 und 1658 achtzehn Auflagen und 3 französische, eine englische und zwei deutsche Uebersetzungen." (ADB). - (Einband etwas fleckig. Pergament am Hinterdeckel mit Fehlstelle. Praktisch durchgehend gebäunt, ca. 20 S. mit kleinem Wurmgang im Rand). Sprache: lateinisch.
Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat [Zürich, ZH, Switzerland]
2018-07-15 09:14:56
GALANO CLEMENTE (1611-1666)
Typis Sacrae congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1658. Edizione: Prima edizione . Pagine: XLIV+487 . Illustrazioni: Marca tipografica al frontespizio. . Formato: 4° . Rilegatura: Cartonato coevo in pergamena solida, tassello al dorso con scritta consumata . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: L'autore, di Sorrento, fu missionario in Armenia per 12 anni, con l'obiettivo di conciliare il rito armeno con quello romano. Sono analizzate dieci questioni da conciliare, testo in armeno e in latino. Rarissimo a trovarsi, è presente solo il primo tomo della seconda parte. In origine l'opera completa consta di tre volumi, la prima parte (1650), e la seconda parte, divisa in due tomi, l'uno del 1658 (questo in oggetto della scheda) e l'altro del 1660. .
Bookseller: Scripta Manent di Diego Delfino [IT]
2018-07-08 17:40:22
Du MOULIN CHARLES [ MOLINAEI CAROLI, MOLINAEUS CAROLUS ]
1658. 4 Volumi. In-folio (cm 40x25). Opera completa. - Pregiata legatura francese coeva, a 6 nervi ed in pieno vitellino biondo; ricchi fregi e titoli in oro al dorso; tagli a spruzzo; sguardie in carta marmorizzata; frontespizi in rosso e nero, con grandi incisioni in rame figurate e con al centro lo stemma araldico imperiale; grandi testatine, finalini e capilettera, figurati e finemente incisi; qualche lieve alone marginale e sporadici segni di tarlo sui margini; peraltro, esemplare genuino e ben conservato.***Forte e libero pensatore, Charles du Moulin fu uno dei massimi esponenti della cultura e della dottrina nell' Europa del '500. A causa delle sue idee patì il carcere, e le Sue Opere vennero condannate dalla Chiesa Cattolica e messe al rogo.***Questa rara edizione dell' Opera Omnia è la più completa e la più raffinata - anche stilisticamente e per i caratteri usati - tra quelle coeve.***BELL' ESEMPLARE.*** [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: EPIZEFIRI [Siderno Marina, Italy]
2018-07-05 21:21:38
PASCAL, Blaise
Nicolaus Schouten [ie. Leyden: Jean Elzevir], Cologne, 1658. 8vo. pp. 16 pp 608 2pp(errata) woodcutornaments & initials. Bound in full original calf, spine richly gilt 5 raised bands. Manuscript annotations in Latin and Greek on first two blanks. First Edition in Latin, pseudonymously translated by Port-Royal moralist and theologian Pierre Nicole, of the Lettres Provinciales, the most important ethical work of Pascal and one of the great classics of French prose. Written in response to the Jesuit attacks on Jansenism which culminated in the condemnation by the Sorbonne at the end of 1655 of Antoine Arnauld, the chief light of Port Royal, the Lettres were originally issued clandestinely in a series of eighteen separate parts between January 23, 1656 and January 15, 1657. "Pascal s counter-attack took the form of a brilliant exposure of the casuistical methods of argument employed by the Jesuits. It was at the time a magnificent sustained invective, after which the Jesuits never recovered their former position in France (it was largely responsible for the traditional bad name they still, less deservedly, bear), and a noble defence of thought in religious faith. Pascal s weapon was irony, and the freshness with which the gravity of the subject contrasts with the lightness of the manner is an enduring triumph. The vividness and distinction of his style recalls the prose of Milton at its best." (PMM) Brunet IV 396. Rand I p. 395. Rahir 829 (with final errata leaf, not called for by Willems). Willems 829. PMM 140. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Chaco 4ever Books [CABA, BS AS, Argentina]
2018-07-03 17:26:39
1658. This is a used book : further details are supplied in the item description.
Bookseller: Neil Summersgill [Blackburn, GB]
2018-06-23 06:23:45
DOCUMENTO MANUSCRITO. SIGLO XVII. EMBAJADOR EN ROMA DON LUIS PONCE DE LEON. SEÑAL REAL DE FELIPE IV
En Madrid, a 14 de Abril 1657 (la resolución del rey) y 4 de Junio 1658 ( el Certificado de entrega de dinero).- Cuatro hojas; In Folio (30 x 21 cm).- Se trata de la resolución del rey que lleva incluso el Certificado de Alonso Perez Cantarero, Caballero de la Orden de Santiago, del Consejo de Su Majestad, Junta de Artillería de España y su Secretario de la Guerra, en el que explica y desarrolla el deseo expresado por el rey y en el que certifica que el nuevo embajador ha cobrado la totalidad de los seiscientos ducados de plata correspondientes a todo el año 1658, comunicando al Consejo que para el proximo año de 1659 hace falta la conformidad que Su Majestad manda para los siguientes seiscientos ducados "en cada un año" . Falta el sello en seco que ha dejado las dos hojas centrales de este Certificado con el correspondiente agujero.*
Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda [ES]
2018-06-20 10:26:19
BALZAC, Jean-Louis Guez de;
Paris, Augustin Courbé, 1658. Petit in-4 de (3) ff., 244 pp., (10) de tables et privilège, vélin ivoire, titre manuscrit à l'encre brune au dos, tranches nues (reliure de l'époque). Édition originale du "Grand ?uvre" de Balzac. Frontispice gravé par Grégoire Huret (1606-1670) : Minerve dans un habit fleurdelysé, tenant d'une main une lance et un rameau d'olivier, appuyée sur un écu aux armes de Suède, le pied sur la tête de la Gorgone. Vignette de titre gravée. Paru quatre ans après la mort de Balzac, Aristippe représente le travail de toute une vie, tant sur le plan formel, dans la maîtrise de la langue, que du fond, avec les idées politiques et la philosophie du pouvoir développée. Le succès de cet ouvrage contribua à la gloire posthume de l'auteur. "Son Aristippe est sans doute ce qu'il a fait de plus beau" (Chapelain à N. Heinsius, 1657). En 1631, la publication du Prince, bien peu conforme aux attentes de son puissant commanditaire, Richelieu, avait entraîné avec le cardinal ministre, une rupture que la réédition, fort peu corrigée, de 1634 ne chercha pas véritablement à réparer. C'est donc avec tout son esprit d'indépendance que Balzac entreprend cette réflexion - sur un mode augustinien - sur les m?urs de la Cour, cherchant le moyen de concilier devoir et politique, et n'hésitant pas à dénoncer les vices des Grands avec la plus grande liberté. Devant l'opposition du "tyran" Richelieu, Balzac conserve ce projet dans ses portefeuilles jusqu'en 1644. Prétendant à nouveau jouer un rôle politique après la mort de "l'homme rouge", Balzac envisage de dédier son ouvrage, sou … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Laurent COULET [Paris, France]
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