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        Africa Vetus

      1659. Carta geografica tratta da "Cartes Gènerales de toutes les parties du Monde"edita da Melchior Tavernier & Pierre Mariette. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, piccolo strappo in basso, per il resto in buone condizioni. Map of the "Cartes Générales de toutes les parties du Monde"published by Melchior Tavernier & Pierre Mariette. Copper engraving, coloring contemporary contours, small tear at the bottom, otherwise in good condition. Parigi Paris R. L. Betz "The Mapping of Africa..." (2007), map 79; O. I. Norwich, "Norwich's Maps of Africa", map 35 570 420

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        Manifest, ofte reden van den oorlogh tusschen Portugael, ende de Vereenichde Provintien van de Nederlanden, met de aenwijsinge vande oorsaeck waer die uyt ontstaen is. Tot Lisbon in de Portugesche en Castiliaensche taelen gedruckt ende uytgegeven, in 't jaer 1657, ende nu getrouwelijck en verstandelijck inde Nederduytsche taele overgeset, Mitsgaders manifestatie van de leugenen ende valsheden waer mede het is vervult, ende een kort ende waerachtich verhael van des conincks van Portugael, ende sijner ondersaeten trouwloose ende meyneedyge proceduren, die de waere reden en oorsaeck, ende selfs het begin, van desen oorlogh zijn

      1659 - Reasons for the Dutch-Portuguese war, very rare. 1659. Hague. Henricus Hondius. In 4to (198 mm x 150 mm). 56 pp. Wrappers. Title slightly soiled, overall uniform toning. First Dutch edition. The Manifest is a translation of the Razam da guerra entre Portugal, e as Provincais Unidas dos Paizes Baxos (Lisbon 1657). Contains references to the troubles in Brazil between the Dutch Republic and Portugal, which resulted in 1661 in the loss of the colony by the Dutch. The Dutch-Portuguese War was an armed conflict involving Dutch forces in the form of the Dutch East India Company and the Dutch West India Company, against the Portuguese (1602 – 1663). During the conflict, Salvador de Bahia for instance, would change hands back and forth twice; raids and acts of privateering were common as well. The result of the war was that Portugal won in South America (Dutch Brazil) and Africa (Angola and São Tomé), and the Dutch were the victors in the Far East and South Asia. The war was concluded in 1661, and the terms were settled with the treatise “Articuli Pacis” (1663). The work includes a reply to Sousa de Macedo: Manifesto of the lies and fictions with which it is filled, and also a short and true account of the faithless and perjured proceedings of the King of Portugal and of his subjects, and that they are themselves the true reason and even the commencement of this war. Knuttel, 8173. Asher, 290. Sabin, 44265. European-Americana III, 121. Borba de Moraes, 514. Rodrigues, 670. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Novveav Testament. C'est a dire, La Nouvelle Alliance de nostre Seigneur Jesus Christ. WITH: Les Pseavmes de David, Mis en rime Françoise, par Clement Marot, et Theodore de Beze. Avec la Prose mise à costé. WITH: La Forme des Prieres Ecclesiastiqves.

      Charenton, Antoine Cellier 1659 - (frontispiece) n.p., (frontispiece) n.p. Contemporary gold-stamped Vellum with 5 raised bands, 2 clasps and gilt-edged text block, 8° (Wormholes in the front and back of the text block, because of this some of the text lacks. The French Geneva version of the New Testament followed by the Psalms -with musical notation- of Clement Marot en Theodorus Beza, and the Forms. Bound in a very attractive vellum binding, richly decorated with gilt ornaments.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Emblem Book] Idea de un príncipe político cristiano. Representada en cien empresas por Don Diego Saavedra Faxardo Cavallero &c.

      Amstelodami [Amsterdam] apud Ioh. Ianssonium Iuniorem 1659 12mo: [24],832,[8]pp, including engraved title page and 103 full-page emblematic illustrations after Johannes Sadeler. Text in Latin. Contemporary vellum, all edges sprinkled blue, cloth-covered slipcase with brown morocco lettering piece gilt. An exceptionally crisp, clean copy. Modeled after the Milan issue of 1642 (Praz). Landwehr 702; Landwehr (Low Countries) 581. See Praz pp. 146ff and 483-484. Fine

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        Salt upon Salt: Made out of certain Ingenious Verses Upon the Late Storm And the Death of His Highness Ensuing

      London: L. Chapman, 1659. First edition. [6], 65, [1] pp. 8vo. Nineteenth century half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, extremities a little rubbed. First edition. [6], 65, [1] pp. 8vo. "Wither's contemplation of Cromwell's death, Salt upon Salt (1659), was a rebuttal of Waller's elegy. It condemned the change in Cromwell that made him eager to accept the crown and criticized his funeral as an idolatrous show, 'a very costly Puppet-play' (p. 18). Ironically, when there was a brief republican revival in 1659, Wither was discredited because of his links with the protectorate" (ODNB). Wither's admirers included Charles Lamb, Robert Southey, Samuel Coleridge, and John Clare. Wing W 3188. Provenance: Fairfax of Cameron (booklpate); Francis Freeling (bookpate0; Robert S. Pirie (bookplate)

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        S. Bernardini senensis ordinis seraphici, De Contractibus Tractatus Mirabiles Synopsibus ornati, nec non Postillis illustrati, Quos ex eius operibus Ad Vener. P. Vitalis Pocopagnus de Brixia eiusdem ordinis Theol. Artium Lect., & Sacr. Canon. Interpraet., extraxit

      apud Ricciardos 1659 8vo (cm. 14,5), 24 pp., 589(1) p. Frontis. entro cornice xilografica con marca dellâ??Ordine ripetuta sullâ??ultima pagina. Bella legatura moderna in piena pelle con nervi e titolo impresso in oro al ds. Timbro e scritta di antica mano sbiaditi al frontis. Lievissimi aloni di inchiostro (ancora presenti dopo un accurato lavaggio) al margine esterno delle prime trenta carte. Interessante opera in forma di trattato ricavata da prediche ed insegnamenti del Santo senese con capitoli riguardanti il commercio, i contratti, il prestito di denaro ad interesse e lâ??usura. Edizione sconosciuta alle bibliografie consultate e non presente nei cataloghi online delle Biblioteche.

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        Opera Gatakeri, Ofte Alle Theologische Wercken van den Eerweerdigen en God geleerden Thomas Gataker, B.D. Predikant tot Rothentk in Engelant, Vervatende Verscheyde uytgelesene, Leersame en Troostelijcke Uytleggingen, van eenige der voornaemste plaetsen des Ouden ende Nieuwen Testaments. Uyt 't Engels vertald door Johannes Grindal.

      Amsterdam, Jacob Benjamin 1659 - (12) 628 p. Opnieuw gebonden half oud Perkament, 4° (Vochtvlek in onderste helft boekblok, 2 pagina's uit het voorwerk zijn aan de onderkant verstevigd.)

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        TERRA SANCTA SIVE PROMISSIONIS, OLIM PALESTINA RECENS DELINEATA.’. Detailed map of the Holy Land, north orientated to the right.

      Nicolaas Visscher 1659 - 46x56cm. Title cartouche with putti and flower garlands, sailing ships, scale of miles and inset plan of the Tabernacle and ceremonial festivities (all uncoloured as issued), the map in original outline colour. Short tear to lower centrefold sometime rebacked, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Neues Trenchir-Büchlein (Wie man nach rechter Art / und ietigem Gebrauch nach / allerhand Speisen ordentlich auff die Taffel setzen / zierlich zerschneiden und vorlegen / auch artlich wiederumb abheben soll) neue vermehrte Auflage (Anm. insges. 2. Auflage) (Erstausgabe erschien 1657 in Jena bei Freyschmied)

      Weimar, Drukkts in Matthaei Birckners Verlag Thomas Eyliker 1659 - 4, Blatt, 10 Seiten Vorrede, 106 S., alles mit schönen Kupfferstücken beygebracht und mit Fleiß auffgesetzt (24 Tafeln mit Abbildungen) 8° quer Alter Pergamenteinband der Zeit, hs. Titel am Rücken, Einband wellig, die ersten beiden Blancoblätter und das Frontispiz mit Fehlstellen, durchweg mit kl. Flecken, einige eher wenig störende Wurmspuren, wenige etwas länger vorletztes Blancoblatt mit altem hs. Eintrag; Innendeckel mit Eindruck "Ce liure appartient a moy Christophle Gmünder l`An 1652" -------------- VD17 7:665574Q (gibt als Verfasser Georg Philipp Harsdörffer an) - Weiss 1941 - Drexel 681. "Die Autorschaft von Klett ist sehr zweifelhaft, ist doch der Text beinahe wortwörtlich dem Harsdörffer entnommen" --------- Letztes antiquarisch angebotenes Ex. 2011 bei Johannes Müller in Salzburg (Ausgabe von 1665 für € 6000; Ein Ex. aus der Sammlung von Karl Iten heute im Staatsarchiv Uri ----------- Insbesondere an den europäischen Höfen des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit genoss daher der sogenannte Trancheur oder Vorschneider großes Ansehen. Wie hoch die Anforderungen, aber auch das Prestige eines solchen Amtes waren, bezeugen zeitgenössische "Tranchierbücher", welche alle Aspekte dieser Tätigkeit regeln und vermitteln sollten. Laut dem "Trenchir-Büchlein" von Andreas Kletten aus dem Jahr 1657 wurde das Amt des Vorschneiders "unter die Fürnemsten gerechnet" und sollte von einem Adligen oder "sonsten eine qualificirte Person gerades und wohl proportionierten Leibes leichter Hand und unerschrockenes Gemüthes erwehlet werden". Neben dem fachgerechten Zerlegen ganzer gebratener Tiere, gehörte es ebenfalls zu seinen Aufgaben "die Speisen ordentlich auff die Taffel zu setzen", d.h. sie ansprechend anzurichten.

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        Osiandrische Experiment Von Sole, Luna & Mercurio. Welche in fürnehmer Herren laboratoriis probirt worden/ darauß mehr per Exempla als Rationes, oder durch viel verwirrte Proceß/ verkehrte Sophistische und unnütze Bücher/ ... die wahre Philosophische Materi/ rechte Solution ... zu fassen/ und zumal man richtige Anleitung hat/ dem Werck zur Tinctur und Artzney weiter nachzudencken und zu ergründen. Mit angehängtem hierzu dienlichem und niemals in Druck gebrachten Tractätlein.

      Nürnberg, Endter 1659.Mit 4 Kupfertafeln. 4 Bll., 327 S. Prgt. d. Zt. mit Bindebändern. VD 17 3:622861A; STC R 468; Brüning 1997; Ferguson II, 255; Rosenthal 322; Kopp II, 329; Ferchl 440; Neu 3478. - Abgesehen von der Titelseite text - und kollationsgleich mit dem in Stuttgart bei Rößlin erschienenen Druck aus demselben Jahr. - Das vorliegende Exemplar mit 4 (3 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln (davon 3 aus der Bindung gelöst; dargestellt "lapis integer" und Steinfragmente), von den Bibliographen nicht erwähnt und auch aus den Digitalisaten nicht ersichtlich; allerdings ist ein anderes Exemplar auf einer deutschen Auktion 1993 nachweisbar, das auch mit 4 Kupfern beschrieben wurde. - Bleistiftanstreichungen im Rand, die Vorsätze ebenfalls von älterer Hand mit Bleistift beschrieben, kaum fleckig. Bücher de

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        MISCELLANEA: SIVE LUCUBRATIONES MATHEMATICAE [Miscellanies: or, Mathematical Lucubrations, of Mr. Samuel Foster. Published, and Many of Them Translated Into English, by the Care and Industry of John Twysden. Whereunto He Hath Annexed Some Things of His Own...].

      London: Printed, by R. & W. Leybourn. 1659. y First edition. Full Calf. Very Good. Folio. 19 parts in 1 (7 with their own title pages). 177 leaves, including 2 blanks and Latin and English title pages. Text in parallel Latin and English. Illustrated with 11 copper engraved plates (1, folding) and some text woodcuts & copper engravings. Nicely rebound in antique style, plain calf with red morocco label over marbled boards. Some light soiling at blank fore-edges. Very scarce.

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        Osiandrische Experiment Von Sole, Luna & Mercurio. Welche in fürnehmer Herren laboratoriis probirt worden/ darauß mehr per Exempla als Rationes, oder durch viel verwirrte Proceß/ verkehrte Sophistische und unnütze Bücher/ ... die wahre Philosophische Materi/ rechte Solution ... zu fassen/ und zumal man richtige Anleitung hat/ dem Werck zur Tinctur und Artzney weiter nachzudencken und zu ergründen. Mit angehängtem hierzu dienlichem und niemals in Druck gebrachten Tractätlein.

      Nürnberg, Endter 1659.. Mit 4 Kupfertafeln. 4 Bll., 327 S. Prgt. d. Zt. mit Bindebändern. VD 17 3:622861A; STC R 468; Brüning 1997; Ferguson II, 255; Rosenthal 322; Kopp II, 329; Ferchl 440; Neu 3478. - Abgesehen von der Titelseite text- und kollationsgleich mit dem in Stuttgart bei Rößlin erschienenen Druck aus demselben Jahr. - Das vorliegende Exemplar mit 4 (3 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln (davon 3 aus der Bindung gelöst; dargestellt "lapis integer" und Steinfragmente), von den Bibliographen nicht erwähnt und auch aus den Digitalisaten nicht ersichtlich; allerdings ist ein anderes Exemplar auf einer deutschen Auktion 1993 nachweisbar, das auch mit 4 Kupfern beschrieben wurde. - Bleistiftanstreichungen im Rand, die Vorsätze ebenfalls von älterer Hand mit Bleistift beschrieben, kaum fleckig.

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        De Maximis et Minimis Geometrica Divinatio in Quintum Conicorum Apollonii Pergaei.

      Two full-page engraved plates on one double-page sheet, two woodcut plates, & numerous woodcut diagrams in the text. Woodcut of Medici arms on titles which are printed in red & black. Two parts in one vol. 8 p.l., 154 pp.; 2 p.l., 154 pp., one leaf of errata. Folio, cont. vellum over boards (a bit of foxing). Florence: J. Cocchini, 1659. First edition and a splendid copy of the author's first book in which Viviani attempted a reconstruction of the important fifth book of Apollonius' Conics, a text at that time lost. The Conics was in eight books, but only the first four have come down to us in the original Greek. There was some knowledge of the fifth book due to hints supplied by other Greek mathematicians and it was this information which Viviani used. While Viviani was working on his reconstruction of the fifth book, Borelli discovered in an Arabic manuscript in the Medicean Library the text of books five through seven (book eight is lost). These were then translated into Latin by Borelli and Ecchellensis and were published in 1661. The similarity between Viviani's reconstruction and the actual text was very great. It is Book V which has particularly evoked the admiration of modern mathematicians. It "reveals better than any other the giant intellect of its author. Difficult questions of maxima and minima...are here treated exhaustively...Here are also found the germs of the subject of evolutes and centres of osculation."-Cajori, History of Mathematics, pp. 40-41-(on Apollonius). In this book, Viviani also "published his results on what is now called the Steiner problem (although the designation Fermat problem would be more appropriate) as an appendix to his celebrated reconstruction of the fifth book of Apollonius's Conic Sections where the ancient author treated maximum and minimum problems related to conic sections."-Hildebrant & Tromba, The Parsimonious Universe, p. 92. Viviani (1622-1703), a disciple and biographer of Galileo, established his reputation with this work. Fine, crisp, and large copy with half-title. Preserved in a box. ❧ Cinti 135. Riccardi, II, 625-"Raro e pregiato." .

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        Osiandrische Experiment Von Sole, Luna & Mercurio. Welche in fürnehmer Herren laboratoriis probirt worden/ darauß mehr per Exempla als Rationes, oder durch viel verwirrte Proceß/ verkehrte Sophistische und unnütze Bücher/ . die wahre Philosophische Materi/ rechte Solution . zu fassen/ und zumal man richtige Anleitung hat/ dem Werck zur Tinctur und Artzney weiter nachzudencken und zu ergründen. Mit angehängtem hierzu dienlichem und niemals in Druck gebrachten Tractätlein.

      Nürnberg, Endter 1659. - Mit 4 Kupfertafeln. 4 Bll., 327 S. Prgt. d. Zt. mit Bindebändern. VD 17 3:622861A; STC R 468; Brüning 1997; Ferguson II, 255; Rosenthal 322; Kopp II, 329; Ferchl 440; Neu 3478. - Abgesehen von der Titelseite text- und kollationsgleich mit dem in Stuttgart bei Rößlin erschienenen Druck aus demselben Jahr. - Das vorliegende Exemplar mit 4 (3 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln (davon 3 aus der Bindung gelöst; dargestellt "lapis integer" und Steinfragmente), von den Bibliographen nicht erwähnt und auch aus den Digitalisaten nicht ersichtlich; allerdings ist ein anderes Exemplar auf einer deutschen Auktion 1993 nachweisbar, das auch mit 4 Kupfern beschrieben wurde. - Bleistiftanstreichungen im Rand, die Vorsätze ebenfalls von älterer Hand mit Bleistift beschrieben, kaum fleckig.

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        Autograph letter signed "Giovanni Legrenzi" to a gentleman

      - 1 page of a bifolium. Folio (ca. 299 x 213 mm). Dated Venice, February 15, 1659. Written in black ink on paper with watermark to each leaf. In Italian (with translation). Addressed to a high-ranking person, perhaps Legrenzi's lifelong friend and patron, Ippolito Bentivoglio, for whom Legrenzi is seeking singers. Legrenzi has been unable to meet his patron for "instructions about how I should keep and bring to Your Excellency's service the person already agreed upon." He goes on to mention the noted Italian composer and contralto, Francesco Maria Rascarini (d. 1706) and some music "specifically for Your Excellency." He awaits his patron's orders.From the collection of Max Reis.Slightly creased; partially separated at central fold; edges slightly frayed with minor loss to blank upper portion of first leaf; some bleeding to blank verso of first leaf; slight ink burn to third line of text affecting one word; several small perforations and minor staining to blank second leaf. In quite good condition overall. Legrenzi "was one of the most gifted and influential composers of the latter half of the 17th century. Active in most fields of composition, he was an important force in the development of the late Baroque style in northern Italy." When he composed this letter, Legrenzi was the maestro di cappella of the Accademia dello Spirito Santo in Ferrara, "an institution devoted. to the performance of sacred music and oratorios." During his tenure in Ferrara (1656-1665), Legrenzi cultivated a number of indispensable aristocratic connections, the most important of which was with Ippolito Bentivoglio, "who was active in the affairs of the academy, a supporter of opera, librettist for at least two of Legrenzi';s dramatic works and a lifelong patron and friend, who appears to have assisted him in obtaining first performances in Venice in 1664 and Vienna in 1665." Legrenzi wrote numerous letters to Bentivoglio up to 1685. He became vice-maestro di cappella at St. Mark's in Venice in 1681 and maestro di cappella in 1685. Stephen Bonta in Grove Music Online."In 1658, while employed at S Petronio, Bologna, [Rascarini] performed the male lead in the Bologna revival of P.A. Ziani's Le fortune di Rodope e Damira. He repeated the role at least three times in the following four years, and in 1659 and 1661 he sang in the Venetian premières of Cavalli's Antioco and Castrovillari's Pasife. From 1662 until his death (except for the period 1691-9) he was contralto di camera to the Dukes of Savoy at Turin, performing alongside the famous castrato G.A. Cavagna. He was a member of the literary Accademia degli Incolti at Turin. His only surviving works are two cantatas for three voices." Lorenzo Bianconi and Jennifer Williams Brown in Grove Music Online.Autograph letters of Legrenzi are very rare.

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        Speculum Patrum: A Looking-Glasse of the Fathers, Wherein, You may see each of them drawn, Characterized, and Displayed in their colours. To which are added, The Characters of the Chief Philosophers, Historians, Grammarians, Orators, and Poets.

      London: Printed for Henry Eversden. 1659 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo, 158 x 100 mms., pp. [iv], 99 [100 blank]. BOUND WITH: LARKIN (Ed.): The True Effigies, or Portraicture Of the chief Philosophers, Historians, Poets, Grammarians, and Oratours. Or a Compendious View of each, both dignified with, and distinguished by, their peculiar Characters. London, Printed by E. Cotes, for Henry Eversden., 1759. 8vo, 158 x 100 mms., pp. [9] 10 - 223 [224 Errata], recently rebound in full antique-style calf, title blcoked in gilt on spine. A fine copy. Larkin (also Lorkin, 1623 - 1688) was minister at Limesfield in Surrey was also a fellow of Kings College, Cambridge, and these two volumes appear to be his only published works. Both volumes are basically dictionaries or encyclopedias of the learned, usually Christian saints, martyrs, and theologians. From time to time, secular figures such as Democritus and Heratclitus, make an apperance; of the latter, he says, not without (?unintended) humour, that he had "affections quite contrary to those of Democritus, for he would weep at every object, as the others laughed: He is by Suidas cal'd obscure, and dark, because he so clouded all his Speeches, that the best-eyed, and most judicious Philosophers could very hardly discover the meaning of them." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bibliotheca Regia, or, The Royal Library, containing a collection of such of the papers of His late Maiesty King Charls, the second monarch of Great Britain, as have escaped the wrack and ruines of these times. Not extent in the Reliquiae Carolinae, or the exact collection of Edward Husbands. In two books, the first relating to the concernments of the church. The second, unto those of the civil state. With some occasional observations for the better understanding and coherence of some parts thereof.

      London: Printed for Henry Seile, at the Black Boy in Fleet-street, over against St. Dunstans Church. 1659 1659. Octavo, 173x105mm. [54], 380, [2], 205-600, plus errata leaf; [2] leaves of plates. In later tan quarter calf binding, slightly rubbed, with green marbled paper sides. Spine with four raised bands and a green lettering piece with gilt title. Portrait frontispiece and engraved title, with explications on the verso of each. Typographical title page outlined in red. Part II has its own typographical title page. Occasional pencil marginalia. An extremely crisp, tight and clean copy. ESTC R24370. Manuscript note regarding content on original front free end-paper. Manuscript note on first blank reads, 'This Book was bought | at Mr Gilbert Wakefield's | Sale May 1st 1808.' Gilbert Wakefield, 1756-1801, was born in Nottingham and educated at Jesus College, Cambridge. He took orders in 1778 but soon left the church to become classical tutor at the Nonconformist academy in Warrington. On the closure of the academy in 1783 Wakefield took private pupils in Nottingham and produced the first part of the Silva critica. His edition of Lucretius appeared in 1796-1799 and his light-hearted criticism of Porson's edition of the Hecuba was avenged by Porson's toast: 'Gilbert Wakefield; what's Hecuba to him or he to Hecuba?'. Around this time Wakefield gave up literature for political and religious controversy, attacking writers including William Wilberforce and Thomas Paine. In January 1798 he replied to Bishop Watson's Address to the People of Great Britain, written in defence of Pitt and the war and the new 'tax upon income', and was charged with publishing a seditious libel. He was imprisoned for two years in Dorchester gaol from whence he corresponded on classical subjects with Charles James Fox. On Wakefield's death in 1801 a considerable sum was raised by public subscription to provide for his family.(Further information and photographs available on request.)

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        Laurentio Brancato de Lauraea . Epitome canonum omnium qui in concilijs generalibus ac prouincialibus, in decreto Gratiani, in decretalibus, in epistolis, & constitutionibus Romanorum pontificum usque ad sanctiss. D.N. Alexandri VII annum quartum continentur F.

      Typis Mascardi, Romae 1659 - Strappo alla parte inferiore della prima bianca, frontespizion fragile e con minime mancanze, rari forellini di vecchio tarlo estinto che mai interessano il testo. Ampie mancanze di pergamena al dorso, qualche difetto e mancanza ai piatti Frontespizio calcografico stampato in rosso e nero, con stemma del dedicatario Card. Flavio Chigi, disegnato e inciso da Antonio Tempesta (60) + 874 + (12) p. in-folio

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        Harpffen Davids Mit Teutschen Saiten bespannet, Auch Zu Trost, und Erquickung der andächtigen Seel. Gesangweiß angerichtet. 16 Bl., 277 S.; 267 S., 10 Bl. und 12 Bl. gestoch. Musiknoten. Mit Titelkupfer von Küsell, gestoch. Musiknoten und 3 blattgr. Holzschnitten. Kl.-8°. Schöner blindgeprägter Schweinslederbd d. Z. auf Bünden mit 2 Schließen.

      Augsburg, Veronica Apergin, 1659. - Erste Ausgabe dieses wichtigen Liederbuches, das neben denen Khuens, Schefflers u. a. zu den bedeutendsten Erzeugnissen des katholischen, überhaupt des süddeutschen Kirchenliedes seiner Zeit gehört. Das Buch fand auch in protestantischen Kreisen Gefallen, obwohl dieser katholische Versuch einer Psalmenübersetzung lange nach der beliebten evangelischen Version unternommen wurde. Der lateinische Text wird auf der linken Seite dem deutschen gegenübergestellt, "damit beyder Sprachen kündige Leser, sie gegen einander halten, und wo die ungeschickte Reim-art nicht außlangen: den abgang durch sich selbsten verbessern könde." "Dieses wichtige, sogar Goedeke entgangene Werk, von dem sich laut Schnapper kein Exemplar in den britischen Bibliotheken befindet, ist sowohl vom literarischen wie musikalischen Standpunkt offenbar noch nicht genügend gewürdigt worden . Bemerkenswert ist dabei auch, daß der Verfasser wohl einiges von der protestantischen Choraldichtung des 16. Jahrh. gekannt haben muß, da sich gelegentlich Anklänge an deren Texte finden . Mit den Dichtern Jakob Balde und J. Khuen war der Verfasser befreundet . Die im Anhang mitgeteilten 46 Melodien für Diskant und Generalbaß zeichnen sich durch eine gewisse Schlichtheit aus, sie bewegen sich meist in halben oder Viertelnoten und Achtel- oder gar Sechzehntelläufe finden sich nur höchst selten. Im Nachwort geht Curtz kurz auf die Melodien zu den verschiedenen Versmaßen ein . und es hat den Anschein, als ob er auch der Komponist dieser Sangweisen sei" (Kistner/Seebaß, NF 223). Albert Graf von Curtz (München 1600-1671) war Jesuit, Schriftsteller und Astronom. Der dem Geschlecht der Grafen Curtz von Senfftenau entstammende C. trat 1616 in den Jesuitenorden ein, lehrte Mathematik und Moralphilosophie in Dillingen und wirkte als Domprediger an St. Stephan in Wien. 1646 und 1663 war er Rektor der Kollegien in Neuburg/Donau, Eichstätt und Luzern und kehrte anschließend wieder in seine Heimatstadt zurück. Vom Pfalzgrafen Wolfgang Wilhelm, dem er in religiösen und politischen Fragen beratend zur Seite stand, wurde er mit diplomatischen Aufgaben betraut. C. verfasste neben religiösen und historischen Schriften kriegswissenschaftliche Abhandlungen, darunter seine gegen Wallenstein gerichtete Coniuratio Albert Friedlandi ducis (1651). 1659 erschien seine Psalmenübersetzung 'Harpffen Davids Mit Teutschen Saiten bespannet .', die bewusst im Gegensatz zur Opitzschen Sprachreform steht. Bevorzugtes Gebiet seiner literarischen Tätigkeit war die Beschäftigung mit der Astronomie. C., der 1666 eine Edition der Werke Tycho Brahes besorgte, verfasste auch selbst astronomische Arbeiten, darunter seine Beobachtungen der Kometen von 1645 (nach DBE). Im Vorwort setzt sich Curtz kritisch mit Opitz und der Fruchtbringenden Gesellschaft auseinander. – Drucktitel mit zeitgenöss. handschriftl. Besitzeintrag. Schönes, sehr sauberes Exemplar, mit dem gestoch. Notenanhang, der oft fehlt. – VD17 23:649144K; Faber du Faur 982; Eitner V 25; Manheimer 82; De Backer/S. II 1743, 9 (mit ungenauer Kollation); Bircher, Im Garten der Palme, 1285; Bäumker, Kathol. Kirchenlied II 54. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Praefecturae Gottorpiensis pars Australis. - Matthias und Clauß Peters. Goldschmide. und gbr. sculp Husumens.':.

      - Kupferstich v. Matthias & Claus Peters aus Atlas Mayor b. Joan Blaeu in Amsterdam, 1659, 40,5 x 60 van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, S. 495, 1637:2.2. - Zeigt das südliche Amt Gottorf zwischen Friedrichstadt, Schleswig, Eckernförde und Rendsburg. - Oben links Titelkartusche mit Dedikation von Johannes Mejer. - Unten links Insetplan von Friedrichstadt; rechts daneben Frau beim Abwiegen von Lebensmitteln. - Unten rechts Insetplan von Eckernförde; links daneben Kartusche mit Meilenzeiger.

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        Roma subterranea novissima in qua post Antonium Bosium antesignanum, Jo. Severanum... et celebres alios scriptores Antiqua Christianorum... coemeteria, tituli, monumenta, epitaphia, inscriptiones, ac nobiliora Sanctorum Sepulchra sex libris distincta illustrantur... Opera et studio Pauli Aringhi Romani... Tomus primus (et Tomus posterior)

      apud Fredericum Leonard 1659 Folio (cm. 42,5), doppio frontespizio di cui uno interamente inciso f.t. e lâ??altro con vignetta su rame, 3 cc.nn. , 352 pp., 12 cc.nn.; 4 cc.nn., 396 pp., 8 cc.nn. Con centinaia di illustrazioni n.t. in xilografia riproducenti epigrafi ed oltre 80 grandi incisioni su rame (di cui 64 a piena pagina). Inoltre una mappa di Roma a doppia pagina f.t. anchâ??essa incisa su rame. Legatura antica in mz. pelle con minimi segni dâ??uso. Fregi e titolo oro su tassello in pelle al ds. Il frontis. (non inciso) del primo Tomo privo di margini è applicato su carta antica. Il frontis. inciso e le successive 6 carte con margine destro restaurato. La mappa di Roma (tra pag. 126 e 127 del primo Tomo) è capovolta per errore di legatura. Ricostruito il margine dellâ??ultima carta del secondo Tomo. Per il resto, fresco ed ottimo esemplare. Olschki, 16511: Edition plus rare que celle de 1651. G.B. de Rossi dalla préface de â??La Roma sotterraneaâ?? la mentionne ainsi: â??Lâ??edizione di Parigi é citata da Mazzucchelli, Gli scrittori dâ??Italia T.I., P. II, p. 1055. Io non ricordo averla mai vistaâ??. Rossetti, 1251. Kissner, 521. Non in Schudt.

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        Titel in Rot und Schwarz:] Histoire des plus illustres favoris anciens et modernes, recueillie par feu P.D P [Pierre du Puy]. Avec un journal de ce qui s'est passé à la mort du Mareschal d'Ancre. [Druckermarke "Eremit", Rahir M. 7].

      Leiden Elzevier 1659 - A Leide, Chez Jean Elsevier, Imprimeur de l'Academie, M DC LIX (Leiden, 1659). 10 Blätter (incl. Titel); 340 Seiten; 75 Seiten. Gesprenkelter Kalbslederband der Zeit über fünf Bünden mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, sowie rotem, ebenfalls goldgeprägten Titelschild. Allseitiger Rotschnitt. (23,7 x 18,7 cm) Gr.8°. Willems 852. Berghman 1948. Nicht bei Rahir. Copinger 1509. EHC 04.1659.HIS.00. Nicht in Sammlung Weddigen. OCLC 23646896. Erste Ausgabe, nicht zu verwechseln mit dem Pariser Raubdruck in-12° aus dem gleichen Jahr ! Der zeitgenössische Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen, jedoch sehr dekorativ. Innen, bis auf einige wenige Fleckchen sehr gut erhalten. Mit einigen schönen fleurons, Vignetten und Schmuckinitialen verziert. Interessante Zusammenstellung des Aufstiegs und Falls berühmter Günstlinge bei verschiedenen Höfen und zu verschiedenen Zeiten. Provenienz: - Alte handschriftliche Vermerke auf dem Titel: "par Pierre du Puy, né à Paris en 1582, mort en 1651 historien exact & laborieux. - cet ouvrage est estimé. - " Die Initialen P. D P auf dem Titel. - Stempel "P. Phélipt" auf dem Titel und auf Seite 19. In einem Maupertuis ("Vénus physique") aus dem Jahre 1745 der Bibliothek von Bordeaux ("Cachet : "P. Phélipt" au titre et p. 19") tauchen ebenfalls diese Stempel an den genannten Stellen auf. Es läßt sich zu Zeiten der Französischen Revolution in Bordeaux ein Händler namens Pierre Phélipt nachweisen. Ein Phélipt war auch Mitglied der "Société Philomathique de Bordeaux". - Auf dem vorderen Innendeckel ein "Ex Libris Kerkenbusch". * Bitte fordern Sie bei Interesse unsere umfangreichen Anmerkungen an. * * Versand mit/ shipping with Deutsche Post oder/ or DHL. - Ask for more pics ! * 1200 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        North America antique map - Sanson.

      ONE OF THE EARLIEST MAPS TO DEPICT ALL 5 GREAT LAKES - Amerique SeptentrionaleAll of North America, with California depicted as an island. Engraved by Pierre mariette, published by Nicolas Sanson in 1659. First map to name Lakes Superior and Ontario. Burden calls this a "landmark map of North America. It was drawn, with his usual care, using the sinusoidal projection which is sometimes known by the name Sanson-Flamstead.It is, perhaps, most important for being the first printed map to delineate the five Great Lakes in a recognizable form... To the west, S Fe, Navajo, Apache, Taosij and others all appear for the first time. The first is incorrectly placed on the west bank of the Rio Grande, here again flowing to the south-west. These were the first advances in the geography of this region for some time. The information was derived from the travels of Father Alonso de Benavides in the late 1620's...California as an island is of the Briggs type with some important alterations; Sanson introduces four placenames from the de Laet map of 1630, C. de Fortune, C. de Pinos, C. de S.Martin and C. de Galera..." There were three states of the map, of which this is the third. The first state, of which only two examples were known, had no land to the north-west of California; the second state, also quite uncommon, added coastline at that point, and eliminated a few placenames north of California; the third state is the same as the second, except that Lake Ontario has been shaded to match the other Great Lakes. Size: 39,8 x 57 cm. Literature: Philip Burden, The Mapping of North America (1996), nr. 294 Price: € 3.350,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        Invisible John made visible: or, A grand pimp of tyranny portrayed, in Barkstead’s arraignment at the barre, vvhere he stands impeached of high treason, and other gross misdemeanours, as the late tyrant’s bum-bayliff in his most arbitrary, oppressive and tyrannical invasions of the rights and liberties of English-men, within the late cantonized county of Middlesex, the City of London Tower, &c. Whereunto are added, five queries, to the Parliament, Council of State, and Army....

      London: no publisher/printer Small 4to. [1] ff., 6 pp.. 1659 A satire on Sir John Barkstead, one of the "regicides" who tried and executed Charles I. Barkstead was one of the commissioners at the trial and in his career was also a major-general, a favorite of Cromwell, and lieutenant of the Tower of London. In 1662 it was his turn to meet the executioner, professing his belief in the lawfulness of his actions. There exist at least four different editions of this work. In this edition, line 9 of the title begins "VVhere" and line 19 has "Parliament, Council of State, and Army. Removed from a nonce volume and now in later wrappers.

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        Des Teutschlandts Wohlfart Erster (-Vierter) Theil.

      Amsterdam, Jannson 1656 - 1659. - 4 Tle. und Beiband in 1 Band. Mit zus. 5 (1 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln. 8 Bll., 140 (recte 144) S.; 108 S.; 3 Bll., 255 S.; 148 S., 2 Bll. - Angebunden: ders., Annotationes, Uber Dessen Jüngst-herauß gegebenes (Continuatio Miraculi Mundi intitulirtes) Tractätlein/ in welchem die darin begriffene Secreta, sambt angezogenem Auro Potabili Vero, expliciret, und defendiret werden. Sambt Kurtzer Erinnerung/ oder Bekantmachung/ waß für unbekante/ und doch allen Menschen nützliche Inventiones, und Secreta, in seinem Laboratorio, publice, & privatim demonstriret, und gezeiget werden sollen / Der Mißgünstigen Neidhammelen/ Ignoranten, und Calumnianten ungewaschene frevele Mäuler darmit zu stopffen/ jeder männiglichem zu guter Nachricht/ durch den Authorem herauß geben. Ebda., 1659. 39 S. Manuskriptpergament des 16. Jhdts., mit Bindebändern. I.: VD17 39:120606U, 120610E, 120613C, 120617H; Dünnhaupt 13.I-IV; Schoene 3, 10994 (zum ersten Teil mit dem Titel: Darinnen von des Weins / Korns vnd Holtzes Concentrirung.); Brüning 1899. - Hauptwerk Glaubers, hier leider ohne die beiden letzten Teile. Der erste Teil in einer seltenen Variante, so auch bei Brüning und Schoene beschrieben. - II.: VD17 39:116852E; Dünnhaupt 9.IV; Brüning 1988. - Vorderer Spiegel mit umfangreicher kalligraphischer Inhaltsangabe zum ersten Teil. Erster Titel mit altem Besitzeintrag und Stempel der Bibliothek des Klosters Zwettl. Der schöne Einband etwas wurmspurig. Tls. etwas feuchtfleckig.

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        Het Nieuwe Testament, Ofte Alle Boecken des nieuwen Verbondts onses Heeren Jesu Chisti. Nu Eerst, Door last van de Hoog: Moog: Heeren Staten Generael Der Vereennighde Nederlanden, ende volgens 't Besluyt van de Synode Nationael, gehouden tot Dordrecht, in de Iaren 1618 en 1619. Uyt de Oorspronckelicke Griecxsche Tale in onse Nederlandtsche getrouwelick over-geset. Ende Van de Druckfauten ende Mis-stellingen, die in den eersten Druck gevonden werden, door gemeene ordre der Nederlandtsche Kercken, verbetert.

      Johannes Elsevier, Leyden 1659 - gestochener Titel, 7 Bll., 286 Seiten. blindgeprägter Lederband der Zeit (Rückenfelder und Deckel mit blindgeprägten Fleurons, die Deckel außerdem mit blindgeprägten doppelten Linienrahmen), farbiger Kopfschnitt, 14,5 x 8,5 cm. Elsevier-Ausgabe des Neuen Testaments. Beigebunden 1.: "De CL Psalmen des Propheten Davids, Met Eenige andere Los-sangen; uyt den Francoyschen in Nederlandtschen Dichte overgeset door Petrum Dathenum" (Leyden, Johannes Elsevier 1659, Titelblatt, 145 (5) Seiten). Beigebunden 2.: "Catechismus, Ofte Onderwijsinge in de Christelicke Leere, die in de Nederlandtsche Gereformeerde Kercken ende Scholen geleert werdt" (74 Seiten, 1 nicht paginierte Seite). - Das neue Testament und die Psalmen (mit dem ohne gesondertes Titelblatt erschienenen Katechismus) bilden eine Einheit. - Pieters (Annales de l'Imprimerie Elsevirienne, 1851) 35; das Testament und die Psalmen seien "des chefs-d'oeuvre de typographie". - Stärker berieben und bestoßen, der vordere Spiegel und das Titelblatt und die Rückseite des Titelblatts mit Besitzvermerken von alter Hand; die Vorsätze mit kleineren Beschädigungen; der gestochene Titel mit unauffälligen randlichen Rissen und (ebenfalls unauffälligem) mittigem Riss; vereinzelt etwas fleckig. Sonst ordentliches Exemplar von guter Substanz. 802 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MINIATURA, IL CAVALLO DA MANEGGIO, GIO. BATTISTA GALIBERTO 1659

      Gio. Batt. Ferroni. 1659 - Vienna. 1659. 10X8. 259p. Falto de 5 ultimas paginas e indice. Muy raro ejemplar por su tematica y por sus dimensiones tan pequeñas. Ref 3.8 Biblioteca EGF. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A declaration of the Parliament assembled at Westminster. January 23. 1659. Ordered by the Parliament, That this Declaration be forthwith printed and published. Thomas St. Nicholas, Clerk of the Parliament.

      London, printed by John Streater and John Macock, printers to the Parliament, 1659 [i.e. 1660]. 4to., (16)pp., final leaf misnumbered (16) on recto, blank on verso, in modern grey boards, spine lettered. A very good crisp copy. First edition. Wing E 1491. Thomason E.1013[24]. Perhaps the last gasp and the last Republican statement of the Long Parliament which met precariously for the last time between 26th December 1659 and 3rd February 1660, when Monk returned to London and proclaimed a free Parliament. (The Convention Parliament was to convene on 15th April and Charles II would return to assume a constitutional monarchy on 29th May. Monk himself was already on his way south to London.] The Declaration> of January 23, 1659(60) restated the old Parliamentary position vis-à-vis the monarchy. It once again justified the war and confirmed that 'the people of England, and of all the Dominions and Territories thereunto belonging, should be thenceforth governed as a Commonwealth and Free State, by the representatives of the people in Parliament, and that without any King, or House of Lords; judging this not only to be the undoubted right of the people, but that the office of a King in these nations, or to have the power thereof in any single person, as also the House of Lords, was burdensome and dangerous to the safety and liberty of the people: and by this means the foundations of a publique interest being layed in the place of that which was only private and personal, this people might grow up (through the goodness of God) into perfect freedom, being governed in the Supreme Power by their own representatives; and in the Executive Power, by their known laws and judicatory; the best measure and standard of liberty: their navigation and trade encouraged and promoted, which in all monarchies is stinted and restrained. .....'. And Parliament goes on to remind the world (not least, perhaps, Monk himself) of the absolute requirement that the administration of the law should not be influenced by government. 'There being nothing more essential to the freedome of a State, then that the people should be governed by the lawes, and that justice be administred by such only as are accomptable for male-administration, it is hereby further declared, that all proceedings touching the lives, liberties, and estates of all the free people of this Commonwealth, shall be according to the law of the land. And that the Parliament will not meddle with the ordinary administration, or the executive part of the law: it being the principal care of this, as it hath been of all former Parliaments, to provide for the freedom of the people against arbitrarinesse in government.'

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        Perfeito soldado, e politica militar. Dedicado a Dom Hieronymo d'Attaide Capitão General, & Governador das Armas do Estado do Brazil .

      Lisbon, Henrique Valente de Oliveira, 1659. - 4°, loose in modern wrappers. Woodcut initial letters. Stitching gone; many conjugate leaves split at fold. Tear into text on H2, without loss. Occasional slight browning. Engraved frontispiece slightly frayed at edges (especially inner) and has a few short tears, but has lost only the extreme edge of coat of arms and small piece of an empty corner. A working copy, in less than good condition. Later signature in blank portion of title and in margin of p. 1. Engraved frontispiece portrait, (8 ll.), 191 pp. [i.e., 195, with 73-76 @bis]. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of a work that is rare, and seldom appears with the portrait: Innocêncio had not seen the portrait in any of the copies he examined. This exposition on the perfect soldier covers such matters as the qualifications of a general, the ethics of keeping or not keeping terms with the enemy, the virtues of cavalry vs. infantry and an army vs. a navy, and the duties, rights, pay and discipline of common soldiers. The author's views are supported by examples from ancient history and from modern wars in Europe and the East. Innocêncio notes that the author's opinions are usually sound, with a few exceptions. For example, on p. 21 he derives the Roman word @castra (military camp) from @castrados or @castos: "porque devem estar livres de todo o appettite e sensualidade: que a castidade é may do esforço ." The poems in the preliminary leaves were written by some of the most noted authors of the time, including Antonio Barbosa Bacellar, Antonio da Fonseca Soares, and Miguel Botelho de Carvalho.Medeiros Correa, as Auditor Geral do Exercito in the province of Alentejo, was responsible for trying soldiers accused of any crimes short of treason and lèse-majesté. At the end of the @Perfeito soldado (pp. 173-91), he has included a translation of the Duke of Parma's regulations for the Auditor Geral.Medeiros Correa served in the Alentejo under Jerónimo de Ataíde, Conde de Atouguia, who was Captain-General of Brazil from 1654 to 1657. The work is dedicated to Ataíde, and the portrait (signed by R. Reedolf) shows him dressed in armor, with his coat of arms and motto at the upper left. This, the only known portrait of Ataíde, makes the work highly desirable as Braziliana.Medeiros Correa (d. 1671), a native of Lisbon, studied canon law at Coimbra and served in various magistracies in Portugal. He published two works on the Dutch in Brazil: @Relação verdadeira de todo o succedido na restauração da Bahia . (Lisbon, 1625), and @Breve relação dos ultimos successos da guerra do Brasil . (Lisbon, 1654).*** Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 215-6: "very rare and sought after by collectors of Braziliana." Innocêncio III, 417; VII, 73; X, 317: "livro mui pouco vulgar . curiosa, e erudita na sua especialidade." Barbosa Machado II, 697. Pinto de Mattos (1970) p. 425: describing all Medeiros Correa's works as "raros . difficilmente se encontram exemplares hoje á venda." Mindlin, @Highlights 592. Palha 472. @Greenlee Catalogue II, 92. Not in Ticknor. Ameal 1485. Avila-Perez 4794. Monteverde 3446: lacking the portrait. Not in JCB @Portuguese and Brazilian Books. Not in Azevedo-Samodães. Not in Goldsmith or @BMC. Porbase locates four copies: two at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (both in "mau estado," and one missing the portrait) and two at the Universidade de Coimbra (both in poor condition). Copac repeats the British Library. NUC: ICN, MH, NIC. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Vera Delineatio Provinciae Fertilissimae Kilan olim Hyrcaniae ad Mare Caspium sitae. Per Ad. Olearium - Pag. 12. part. 2.':.

      - Kupferstich aus Relation du voyage d'Adam Olearius en Moscovie, Tartarie et Perse b. Jean Dupuis in Paris, 1659, 28 x 33 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 349 f. (Adam Olearius, c. 1603-1671. Born in Bremen. German diplomat who travelled in Russia and Persia). - Zeigt den südlichen Teil des Kaspischen Meeres mit den umliegenden Ländern Turkmenistan, Iran und Aserbaidshan. - Unten links Titelkartusche. - Im Kaspischen Meer Kompaßrose. (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Nvova pratica mercantile nella qvale con modo facile s esprimono tvtte sorte di conti che possono occorrere nella mercantia, Con la Radice quadrata, e cuba, tanto di sani, quanto di rotti, e sue Approssimationi. Di Francesco Ricci palermitano. Dedicata, al molt illvstre sig. il sig. Chervbino Savini nobile camerinese.

      Macerata: Appresso Camacci, e Pannelli, MDCLIX 1659 - 8º; [2], [24], 462 p., [2] h. en blanco; Sign.: +4, +3-+10, A-Ff8; errores de paginación: p. 113 y 367 omitidas, p. 129 y 365 duplicadas; p. 288 malnumerada 298 y 399 malnumerada 396.- // Encuadernación de época en cartón; lomo rotulado "Aritmetica"; sin desbarbar. Cuerpo desprendido; mancha antigua de líquido p. 145 a 156 y p. 289; punta inferior de últimas 22 páginas roídas sin afectar al texto.- // Proc.: Manuscrito (letra s. XVII) en portada, 'Della Societá Georgica di Montecchio'.- // Siciliano nacido en Palermo, trasladado a la región Marche, en la costa Adriática, Francesco Ricci culminó este Tratado con una dedicatoria, fechada en diciembre de 1659, por la que puede presumirse una vinculación específica con Montecchio: en efecto, Ricci comenta que se decidió a escribir cuanto había aprendido de Aritmética para enseñarlo a otros porque así se lo había encarecido un amigo, "con el que se sentía obligado", con el que había estado en Montecchio el año anterior. Tal amigo era Giulio Acquaticci (1603-1688), astrónomo, filósofo y literato, y miembro de la Accademia Georgica de Montecchio (actualmente Accademia Georgica Treia), que es justamente la biblioteca en la que se encontraba originariamente este ejemplar, tal como consta en el ex-libris manuscrito que aparece en la portada, con letra de aquellas fechas. Este tratado de práctica mercantil, comienza como una aritmética elemental -qué son los números, operaciones que pueden hacerse con ellos- para seguir con los datos que se necesitaban manejar y las operaciones más comunes en la actividad de un mercader: cambio de moneda, unidades de medida, calculo monetario, porcentajes, exponentes, raíces cuadradas y cúbicas, ganancias y pérdidas, descuentos. Ocho años después hizo una reelaboración de la parte de los fundamentos de la aritmética, coompletamente orientada a los cambios y operaciones con las numerosísimas monedas que circulaban entonces por Italia. La tituló Tesoro aritmético, imprimiéndose en Urbino, en 1667. Aunque hay quien señala que se trata de dos ediciones de una misma obra su contenido es completamente diferente. A título de curiosidad, el impresor de esta edición decoró el final de cada lección empleando unos tacos xilográficos reducidos de dimensiones uniformes que, al disponerlos en uno u otro orden, le permitieron realizar diferentes composiciones geométricas a modo de cul de lampe.- // Refs.: Narbone, v. 3, p. 5; recogido en Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature, 1/ 106/ 01455. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Circulus Westphalicus. Sive Germaniae Inferioris.':.

      - Altkolorierter und goldgehöhter Kupferstich aus Atlas Mayor b. Blaeu, 1659, 41 x 53 van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, 2300:2, 2:6411-2. - Zeigt den Westfälischen Kreis mit dem Gebiet Nordsee, Weserlauf, Rheinlauf und Bonn/Münden. - Unten rechts fig. ausgemalte Titelkartusche mit kl. Umgebungskarte von Hamburg sowie Adlerwappen. - Fürstenkolorit! (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Harmonie ou Correspondance du Globe auecq la Shrere par les Points, Lignes, Cercles, &c. qui se descrivent en la Surface des Globes Terrestres et des Mappemondes; pour respondre a ceux qui sont imaginés dans la Sphere coeleste. - Par le Sr. Sanson d`Abbeville Geographe ordre de sa Maieste Aveq Privilege pour Vingt Ans. 1659.

      N. Sanson d` Abbeville, Paris 1659 - Copper engraving, hand colored in outline, when published. In very good condition.

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        1659 Euclid Elements Mathematics Arithmetic GEOMETRY Illustrated Isaac Barrow

      Londini : Excudebat R. Daniel, impensis Guil. Nealand ., 1659. - 1659 Euclid Elements Mathematics Arithmetic GEOMETRY Illustrated Isaac Barrow Very Rare Printing by Teacher of Isaac Newton Euclid (fl. 300 BC), sometimes called Euclid of Alexandria to distinguish him from Euclid of Megara, was a Greek mathematician, often referred to as the "Father of Geometry". Euclid's Elements is a mathematical and geometric treatise consisting of 13 books written by the ancient Greek mathematician Euclid in Alexandria, Ptolemaic Egypt c. 300 BC. It is a collection of definitions, postulates (axioms), propositions (theorems and constructions), and mathematical proofs of the propositions. Isaac Barrow (1630 – 1677) was an English Christian theologian and mathematician who is generally given credit for his early role in the development of infinitesimal calculus; in particular, for the discovery of the fundamental theorem of calculus. Main author: Euclid; Isaac Barrow Title: Euclidis Elementorum libri XV breviter demonstrate Euclidis data succicte demonstrata Published: Londini : Excudebat R. Daniel, impensis Guil. Nealand ., 1659. Language: Latin Notes & contents: • 2 titles in 1 • This work is notable as the first work Isaac Barrow worked on o Published one year before 1st English edition • Filled with geometric and other mathematical examples FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all 399 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Londini : Excudebat R. Daniel, impensis Guil. Nealand ., 1659. Size: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Invisible John made visible: or, A grand pimp of tyranny portrayed, in Barkstead’s arraignment at the barre, vvhere he stands impeached of high treason, and other gross misdemeanours, as the late tyrant’s bum-bayliff in his most arbitrary, oppressive and tyrannical invasions of the rights and liberties of English-men, within the late cantonized county of Middlesex, the City of London Tower, &c. Whereunto are added, five queries, to the Parliament, Council of State, and Army....

      London: no publisher/printer Small 4to. [1] ff., 6 pp.. 1659 A satire on Sir John Barkstead, one of the "regicides" who tried and executed Charles I. Barkstead was one of the commissioners at the trial and in his career was also a major-general, a favorite of Cromwell, and lieutenant of the Tower of London. In 1662 it was his turn to meet the executioner, professing his belief in the lawfulness of his actions. There exist at least four different editions of this work. In this edition, line 9 of the title begins "VVhere" and line 19 has "Parliament, Council of State, and Army. Removed from a nonce volume and now in later wrappers.

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        S. Bernardini senensis ordinis seraphici, De Contractibus Tractatus Mirabiles Synopsibus ornati, nec non Postillis illustrati, Quos ex eius operibus Ad Vener. P. Vitalis Pocopagnus de Brixia eiusdem ordinis Theol. Artium Lect., & Sacr. Canon. Interpraet., extraxit

      apud Ricciardos, Brixiae 1659 - Bella legatura moderna in piena pelle con nervi e titolo impresso in oro al ds. Timbro e scritta di antica mano sbiaditi al frontis. Lievissimi aloni di inchiostro (ancora presenti dopo un accurato lavaggio) al margine esterno delle prime trenta carte. Interessante opera in forma di trattato ricavata da prediche ed insegnamenti del Santo senese con capitoli riguardanti il commercio, i contratti, il prestito di denaro ad interesse e l usura. Edizione sconosciuta alle bibliografie consultate e non presente nei cataloghi online delle Biblioteche. 8vo (cm. 14,5), 24 pp., 589(1) p. Frontis. entro cornice xilografica con marca dell Ordine ripetuta sull ultima pagina. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        North America antique map - Sanson.

      ONE OF THE EARLIEST MAPS TO DEPICT ALL 5 GREAT LAKES - Amerique SeptentrionaleAll of North America, with California depicted as an island. Engraved by Pierre mariette, published by Nicolas Sanson in 1659. First map to name Lakes Superior and Ontario. Burden calls this a "landmark map of North America. It was drawn, with his usual care, using the sinusoidal projection which is sometimes known by the name Sanson-Flamstead.It is, perhaps, most important for being the first printed map to delineate the five Great Lakes in a recognizable form... To the west, S Fe, Navajo, Apache, Taosij and others all appear for the first time. The first is incorrectly placed on the west bank of the Rio Grande, here again flowing to the south-west. These were the first advances in the geography of this region for some time. The information was derived from the travels of Father Alonso de Benavides in the late 1620's...California as an island is of the Briggs type with some important alterations; Sanson introduces four placenames from the de Laet map of 1630, C. de Fortune, C. de Pinos, C. de S.Martin and C. de Galera..." There were three states of the map, of which this is the third. The first state, of which only two examples were known, had no land to the north-west of California; the second state, also quite uncommon, added coastline at that point, and eliminated a few placenames north of California; the third state is the same as the second, except that Lake Ontario has been shaded to match the other Great Lakes. Size: 39,8 x 57 cm. Literature: Philip Burden, The Mapping of North America (1996), nr. 294 Price: € 3.350,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        Insvla qvae a Ioanne Mayen nomen sortita est

      Amsterdam Blaeu Joan 1659 - Jan Mayen (Norway). "Insula quae a Ioanne Mayen nomen sortita est". Orig. copper-engraving. Published in Amsterdam by J. Blaeu, 1659. Orig. old colouring. With figure title-cartouche (fishermen), another figure cartouche (blank) and 2 wind roses. 44:55 cm (17 1/4 x 21 3/4 inch.). Koeman II, map 1265:2, ed. 2:641 (1659 Spanish) - A very decorative map of the Jan Mayen island in the Greenland Sea. From the Spanish edition of Blaeu's Atlas Maior.

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        JUSHI KEI HAKKI SHO: INTRODUCTION FOR THE FOURTEEN CHANNELS TEACHINGS OF ACCUPUN

      Kyoto 1659, Yoshinoya. Recent stiff brown stitched covers,10. vols. bound in 5 volumes, 17.7 x 26.5 cm., pagination:volume. 1:35; 2:28; 3:41 ;4:38; 5:39; 6:46; 7:46; 8:38; 9:23; 10:35,. a touch of minor old marginal worming, solid, complete. RARE. This is an important and early work, on Chinese acupuncture, rewritten by a Japanese. * This work was originally written in Chinese, now it has that text, but with the addition of Japanese grammatical marks, Furigana and written in Kambun [Japanese version of a Chinese text]. * The work contains 37 fine full page illustrations showing period Chinese men, the various points of the "Fourteen Channels" for acupuncture, also the same points were used for acupressure and moxibustion. *** THE AUTHOR/EDITOR/"EXPLAINER" TANIMURA Gensen was the editor or "explainer" of the work. The FIRST EDITION was written 1659 by KATSU Ju [Jiu] with title JIU SHI KIYO HAKKI. TANIMURA slightly changed the title, but the work remains the same. Beginning on Mestler's p.473, he states: "KATSU Ju [alias = Hakunin which is a Japanese reading of a Chinese name and so is KATSU Ju]..." was a Chinese physician of the Ming period [1368-1644] & prolific writer on Traditional Chinese medicine such as acupuncture and the "Fourteen Channels" of acupuncture, and the use of moxa and one of the early introducers of Chinese medicine to Japan. "The original [First Japanese Edition] of the publication was 1684, under title JUSHIKEI [or JUSHIKO] HAKKI...later also "explained" again by the celebrated and famous OKAMOTO Ippo under the title JUSHIKEI RAKI WAGO." Mestler p.474. *** THE ILLUSTRATIONS: The majority of the full-page illustrations show various men front, rear, side views, with a key to the various acupuncture points, each carefully labeled. There are a few other illustrations of internal organs, heart, liver, intestines &c. There about 20 excellent illustrations of acupuncture needles, lancelets which are the instruments of acupuncture. . vol.1: 2 + shows 18 acupuncture needles and lancelets vol.2: 0 vol.3: 16 illustrations vol.4: 4 " vol.5: 4 " vol.6: 4 " vol.7: 3 ' vol.8: 2 " vol.9: 2 " vol.10: 0 " *** CONTAINED IN CLOTH CHITSU OR FOLDING CASE: The whole complete set is placed inside of an recent [past 50-75 years] indigo-blue cloth Chitsu [folding case] with 2 bone clasps. *** CONDITION: The work was rebound in the last 50-75 years with newer covers. There is a touch of old worming mostly small holes in the margins, or leading edges, loss of text very minimal. Otherwise the work is printed on very clean, bright Washi hand-made Japanese paper. The characters are bold and bright with good registry. There are a few pages that have some black Sumi ink stain near the leading edges, text is still completely legible. The set of 10 volumes are bound in 5 uniform parts, stitched with a brown silk [?] thread. The set is solidly bound, all pages firm . *** REFERENCES: WHITNEY, Willis N.: NOTES ON THE HISTORY OF MEDICAL PROGRESS IN JAPAN, pp.419, #430, listed as JIU SHI KIYO HAKKI, that ? author is cited as KATSU JIU [died 1368], published 1659. * MESTLER, Gordon E. A GALAXY OF OLD JAPANESE MEDICAL BOOKS WITH MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON EARLY MEDICINE IN JAPAN. Mestler has pointed out on pp.473-474 the original Japanese edition "...published in 1684 with title Jushikei [or Jushikyo Hakki]..." was complete in none volume but was in two parts, authored by KATSU Ju [aka HAKUNIN] was a Chinese physician who lived in the Ming dynasty. It clear that TANIMURA came across this text, and rewrote it from the original Chinese into Kambun for Japanese physicians. . We believe this work to be correctly attributed to KATSU Ju and later renamed by the Japanese, per the above. Mestler also illustrates an example on p.475, as plate figure B. This shows the measurements from "point to point" in the Fourteen Channels. Other entries for KATSU Ju on pp.303, 189 footnote 21. * Not in: KERLEN, H. CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS & MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS. * Not in: [KURE, S.] REPORT OF THE MEDICAL EXHIBITION VI CONGRESS OF THE FAR EASTERN ASSOCIATON OF TROPICAL MEDICINE 1925. THE EXHIBITION COMMITTEE OF THE CONGRESS, TOKYO. *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Opera Gatakeri, Ofte Alle Theologische Wercken van den Eerweerdigen en God geleerden Thomas Gataker, B.D. Predikant tot Rothentk in Engelant, Vervatende Verscheyde uytgelesene, Leersame en Troostelijcke Uytleggingen, van eenige der voornaemste plaetsen des Ouden ende Nieuwen Testaments. Uyt 't Engels vertald door Johannes Grindal.

      Amsterdam, Jacob Benjamin 1659 - (12) 628 p. Origineel Perkament, 4° (opnieuw in de band gezet, voorin plaatselijk vochtvlekken, mist titelprent, pagina 625-628 in kopie. De puritein Thomas Gatatker,1574-1654, was predikant in Londen, zijn werken zijn zeer zeldzaam. FATY1-836)

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        Harpffen Davids mit teutschen Saiten bespannet auch zu Trost und Erquickung der andächtigen Seel - 2 Teile in einem Buch. Gesangsweiß angerichtet, im Anhang Noten - Melodeyen der Harpffen Davids.

      Augspurg Gedruckt bey Veronica Apergerin, 1659. Erstauflage, EA 22, 277, 267, XLV Seiten kl. 8°, Leder Metallverschlüße, gestochenes Titelblatt, Noten im Anhang diese etwas fleckig, zweisprachig Lateinisch - Deutsch, gering begriffen, einige Seiten etwas locker, letzten beiden Blätter im Vorsatz fehlen, sonst guter Zustand Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Plan De L'Isle de la Conference . 1659'.

      - Kupferstich aus Les glorieuses conquêtes de Louis le Grand b. Sébastien de Pontault de Beaulieu dit le Donjon in Paris, dat. 1659, 45 x 53,5 Neumann, Stadt u. Festung Jülich auf bildlichen Darstellungen 140. - Karte des Golfs von Biscaya mit dem Mündungsgebiet des Bidasoa (bei Irun in Spanien an der franz. Grenze) und der Fasaneninsel (Isla de los Faisanes / Île de l’hôpital) im Grenzfluß, die nochmals auf einem Extraplan unten rechts dargestellt ist. - Auf ihr fand der Friedensschluß nach Kriegsführung seit 1635 zwischen Spanien und Frankreich am 7. November 1659 statt. - Unter den 76 Randleistenbildern die damals neuburgische Festungsstadt Jülich fälschlich direkt an der Rur liegend, sowie die Zitadelle fälschlich pentagonal dargestellt. - Weitere Pläne sind von Turin, Vercelli, Mortara, Cengio, Furnes, Ypern, Oudenaarde, Diksmuide, Menen, Roses, Perpignan, Thionville, Clermont etc. vorhanden. (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Al-Koranum Mahumedanum

      Nürnberg, Endter, 1659. - : Das ist, der Türcken Religion, Gesetz und Gottslästerliche Lehr, mit einer schrifftmässigen Widerlegung von jüdischen Fabeln, Mahumedischen Träumen; närrischen und verführischen Menschentands: dabey zum Eingang dess Mahumeds Ankunfft, erdichte Lehr, und Ausbreitung derselben: darnach die Gesetz und Ceremonien dess Alkorans. 4 Blatt, 928 Seiten, 28 Blatt (Register), Pergamentband der Zeit (fehlen die Bindebändchen), 20 x 16 cm, Einband etwas angestaubt, innen gebräunt, teils etwas stockfleckig. Erste Ausgabe, ein Frontispiz wurde erst der 2. Auflage von 1664 beigegeben.

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        Geistliche Walfahrt in das h. haus zu Loreta. Mit tausendt Englischen Grüssen auch sowil Betrachtungen und Dancksagungen über das ganze allerheiligste Leben . Von einer Geistreichen Ordens - Person theils in lateinisch theils Wälscher Sprach geschriben . Der Allerdurchleuchtigsten Grossmächtigsten Frawen Frawen ELEONORAE, Verwittibten Röm. Kayserin,. als der in Gott ruhenden Röm. Kay: Majestät Ferdinand des Dritten hochseel' gen angedenckens hinterlassenen Kayserlichen Gemahlin. Von einem Priester Parfufer Franciscaner Ordens Oesterreichischer Provinz in die hochteutsche Sprach übersetzt.

      Wienn, Johann Jacob Kürner 1659 - 15.5 x 10 cm, unpag. S., 789 S., wurmstichig, stockfleckig, Ledereinband auf 3 Bünden und zwei Schliessen, nur eine ist intakt, Ledereinband berieben und läd.,

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        Idea Principis Christiano-Politici 101 Sijmbolis expreßa. 12 Bl., 831 S., 4 (2 w.) Bl. Mit gestoch Titel und 103 Emblemkupfern im Text. Kl.-8°. Pergamentbd d. Z. (etw. fleckig) mit handschriftl. Rückentitel und Signaturschildchen.

      Amsterdam, Johann Jacob Schipper, 1659. - Sechste lateinische Ausgabe eines der berühmtesten Emblembücher des 17. Jahrhunderts. "The most remarkable treatise of political devices for the use of a prince" (Praz). – Teils mit kleinem Wasserrand. Die Kupfer in kräftigen Abdrucken. – Praz 484.

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        Een Tractaet van den Sabbath ende den Dagh des Heeren, Onderscheyden in Vier Gedeelten, Waer in verklaert werdt de nature, Oorspronck ende Onderhoudinge so wel van d'een, onder het Oude, als van d'ander, onder het Nieuwe Testament. Eerst in 't Fransch beschreven. Volgens, Uyt het Origineele Fransche Handt-schrift des Auteurs in 't Engelsch over-gebracht ende uyt-gegeven door Gilbert Primerose. Ende nu in 't Nederlantsch over-gezet door Bernhardus Wyngarden, ende Samuelus Althusium.

      Leyden, Hendrick Verbiest 1659 - (36) 326 (34) p. Origineel Perkament, 8° (voorste schutblad los, zeldzaam werk over de Dag des Heeren geschreven door David Primerose, ca.1600-1665, predikant in Londen. Het werk werd vertaald door de Leidse predikanten Bernardus Wyngaerden en Samuel Althusius, de laatste vertaalde ook werken van Thomas Taylor.)

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        Phraronnida: a heroick Poem

      London, Printed for Robert Clavell 1659. - 8vo., pp. [16], 258, 113 [i.e. 215], with an engraved frontispiece portrait; slightly browned, but a good copy in contemporary calf, ruled in blind, rebacked, corners worn; unidentified nineteenth-century armorial bookplate; the Bradley Martin copy.First edition of the physician-poet William Chamberlayne's best-known work, a long poem (14,000 lines) in heroic couplets blending Ariosto, Tasso and Greek romances. It deals with the tale of Argalia, a sort of knight errant rescued from the Turks and threatened with execution, and his love for Pharonnida, the king's daughter; a triangle is provided by the seductive and voluptuous Jhonusa and her overwhelming passion for Argalia.Chamberlayne fought for Charles I at the second battle of Newbury – his 'embryonic epic "Pharonnida" accompanied him in manuscript, and several descriptive scenes within the poem are based on the campaigns in the south and west of England' (Oxford DNB). Indeed the Civil War may have interrupted his composition, as he writes at the end of Book II: I mustLet my Pen rest awhile, and see the rustScour'd from my own Sword If in This rising storm of blood, which doth beginTo drop already, I'me not washt intoThe Grave, my next safe Quarter shall renewAcquaintance with Pharonnida, till then,I leave the Muses to converse with men.Chamberlayne evokes 'the mood of the battlefield with chilling precision [The] scenes directly drawn from civil war engagements are perhaps the best that Chamberlayne's limited talents produced, and it is these that offer the most to the modern reader' (Oxford DNB). He was little noticed as a poet until the Romantic period, when Pharonnida was praised by Southey and reprinted (in 1820) – 'according to Gosse, [it] was known to Keats when he was engaged on Endymion', to which it bears some comparison (A.E. Parsons, 'A Forgotten Poet: William Chamberlayne and 'Pharonnida', MLR 45:3, 1950).Chamberlayne also published one play, Loves Victory (1658), and a poem in celebration of the Restoration, Englands Jubilee (1660). His very rare novel, Eromena (1683), was a prose romance based on Pharonnida.Wing C 1866; Hayward 110. Language: English

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        L'Ovide Bouffon / L'Ovide Travesty, ou Ies Métamorphoses Burlesques

      Paris: Estienne Loyson. Very Good. 1659. Hardcover. Cf. Catalogue des livres rares et singuliers du cabinet de M. Filheul [i.e., Charles Chardin] for the 1660 issue. Full calf rebacked in cloth; restoration of blank top, front fly. Five volumes bound as one. Ex. John Harvey, Ickswell Bury. First published in 1649, this is the first issue to add the fifth volume. ; 24mo 9 x 14.5 cm; iv,106 [2],168,115[1],132,115 pages .

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        Amerique Septentrionale

      Paris: N. Sanson & P. Mariette, 1659. Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour. The third state of this highly important map of North America by the founder of the French School of cartography. This very rare map is the most geographically progressive portrayal of the continent made during its generation, and was not superseded until Vincenzo Maria Coronelli's map of 1688. Importantly, it is the first map to depict the Great Lakes in a recognizable form, and the first to name Lake Ontario and Lake Superior. In his rendering of the region, Sanson benefited from having received a copy of The Jesuit Relations , published in Paris in 1649, a detailed account by French missionaries who had traveled in the region. Most notably, this included Father Paul Ragueneau's account of his visit to Niagara Falls and Jean Nicollet's discovery of Lake Michigan, "Lac des Puans," in 1634. Down the St. Lawrence River from the lakes, Montréal is named, the settlement having been founded by the Sieur de Maisonneuve in 1642. Elsewhere, to the north, a mysterious strait weaves over "New South Wales" on Hudson's Bay, terminating in the interior of the continent, a blank space labeled as "Mer Glaciale". This alludes to the existence of a much hoped-for Northwest Passage. On the eastern seaboard, the map notes "N[ouvelle] Amsterdam" in the place of present day New York, and is the first printed map to label "N[ouvelle] Suede," referring to the Swedish colony centered on Fort Christina, founded on the site of present-day Wilmington, Delaware in 1638. To the far southwest, Sanson based his depiction on the Father Alonso Benavides Memorial , a travel account of New Mexico, published in Madrid in 1630. It is the first printed map to label "S[anta] Fe" (which is incorrectly shown to be on the banks of the Rio Grande) and the domains of various native tribes such as the "Apache," "Navajo" and the "Taosij" (Taos). To the west, California is shown as a large island, and features some of the same nomenclature as found on Johannes de Laet's map of 1630. To the north, an entirely unknown realm is named "Conibas," a mythical land that lay between North America and Asia. A striking aspect of the map is the sinusoidal projection employed by Sanson, that essentially places the globe on an elliptical graticule, creating a very pleasing aesthetic. The composition is finished by an extremely elegant Baroque title cartouche, featuring swags of fruit and vegetation. Nicholas Sanson was born in the town of Abbeville in Picardy. Something of a child prodigy, by the age of eighteen, he could already be found in Paris drafting his own maps. There he quickly rose to become Royal Geographer to Louis XIII in 1630. He maintained the position upon the ascension of the "Sun King" Louis XIV in 1643, and later served as tutor to the ambitious young monarch. In 1644, he formed a lucrative partnership with Paris publisher Pierre Mariette with the objective of producing a great atlas that could rival those of the Amsterdam houses, such as Blaeu and Jansson. The present map was devised as one of the most important maps in the atlas. The first state of the map was printed in 1650, a second state appeared a year later and the third state in 1659. The atlas itself, entitled Les Cartes Générales de toutes les parties du Monde was not finally assembled until 1658. It was however, a landmark moment in the history of French cartography, being the first folio atlas produced in that country. The extremely high quality of Sanson's work motivated other French mapmakers to improve the standard of their production. Sanson also greatly influenced Louis XIV's chief minister, Jean-Baptisite Colbert to heavily fund cartographic projects. This gave rise to a great 'French School' of cartography that was to eventually wrest dominance of the mapmaking market from the Dutch by the 1680s. After Sanson's death in 1667, his work was continued by his sons, Guillaume (d.1703) and Adrian (d.1708). The first state of this map is extremely rare, with Philip Burden citing only two copies in private American collections; this third state can be recognized by the addition of hachuring around Lake Ontario. Burden, The Mapping of North America I, 294; Leighly, California as an Island, p.33, pl.7; McLaughlin, The Mapping of California as an Island , 12; Pastoreau, Les Atlas Français XVIe-XVIIe Siècles , p.387-9; Wagner, The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America to the Year 1800 , 360, pp.130-2; Wheat, Mapping of the Transmississippi West I, p.39.

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