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        J. Cleaveland Revived: Poems, Orations, Epistles, And other of his Genuine Incomparable Pieces, never before publisht. With Some other Expuisite Remains of the most eminent Wits of both the Universities that were his Contemporaries. Non norunt hëc monumenta mori

      Printed: 1659. 1613-1658 Octavo, 5.6 x 3.6 inches. First edition. A2-8, B-I8, K4. This copy lacks the portrait. This copy is a little dirty, the edges are slightly trimmed. It is bound in nineteenth century quarter calfskin and corners with marbled paper boards. The corners are worn and the paper is dirty. This volume begins a new series of Cleveland, which continued, for a few years, to be published concurrently with the regular editions of his works, and was finally incorporated in the edition of 1687. The editor of the collection, E. Williamson, in his epistle 'to the discerning reader' claims to have been a friend of the poet, from whom he received the manuscripts which he here publishes. In his words Cleveland stated to him that 'most of his former printed Poems were truly his own, except such as have been lately added, to make up the volume." Thinks can hardly refer to the borrowings from Fletcher, which appeared the same year as the present publication, since Cleveland died the previous year. The editor admits, both on the title and in his epistle, that he has included some pieces by authors other than Cleveland. The collection contains thirty-six pieces in all. Among them is a Latin version of 'The Rebel Scot,' the original of which had always been included among Cleveland's poems. Four different elegies on Ben Jonson are taken from 'Jonsonus Virbius,' a collection of elegies on Jonson, which was published after his death in 1638. In that volume only one of them, that beginning 'Who first reform'd our stage of justest laws,' is credited to Cleveland; of the other three, one is by Richard West 'Poet of Princes, Prince of Poets, etc.' one is signed by Jasper Mayne, and one is anonymous. "'An entertainment at Cotswold' is by William Durham, and was first published in Captain Robert Dover's 'Annalia Dubrensia,' 1638. Eleven pieces are taken from the Poems of John Hall, viz., 'Upon a Talkative Woman,' 'On an Ugly Woman,' 'On a Little Gentlewoman Profoundly Learned,' 'On Parsons the Porter,' 'To Chloris a Rapture, 'Upon Wood of Kent,' 'To His Mistresse,' 'On One that Was Deprived of his Testicles,' 'The Flight,' 'On a Burning-Glasse,' and 'Not to Travel.' In each case the title has been altered. It is probable that a close comparison with the miscellaneous verse of the period would disclose other borrowings." (Wither to Prior)

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        Villare Cantianum: or, Kent Surveyed and Illustrated. Being an exact Description of all the Parifhes, Burroughs, Villages, and other Refpective Mannors Included in the County of Kent; And, the Original and Intermedial Poffeffors of them, even until thefe Times. Drawn out of Charters, Efcheat-Rolls, Fines, and other Publick Evidences; but efpecially out of Gentlemens. Private Deeds and Muniments. To Which is Added An Hiftorical Catalogue of the High-Sheriffs of Kent: Collected by John Philipott Efq; Father to the Authour

      London, Printed by William Godbid, and are to be fold at his Houfe over againft the Anchor Inne in Little Brittain First Edition 1659. First edition in contemporary full calf binding, re-backed after old spine, five raised bands, gilt lines, new calf and gilt title label to spine, hand-sewn headbands, new end papers and paste downs. Quarto 11¾" x 7¾" xiv, 401 [pp]. Address 'To his worthy Friend Tho Philipott Efq; Upon his Diligent Survey of the Mannors of Kent: Entituled, Villare Cantianum, by Joh. Bois of Hode Efq.' Without map. Illustration from Roman times of 9 Maritime Towns, illustration of 'The Barons of the Ports', two other illustrations. 'A Table of Addenda or Omissions' signed 'James Beecher His Book 1705'. Separate chapter on 'The Defcription of the Islands' including Elmeley [near Faversham], Graine, Hartie, Oxney, Shepey [Including 'Conftables of Quinborough Caftle'], Thanet [Including paragraphs on Sarre, Downebarton, Quekes, Weft-gate, Dandelion, Nafh-court, Dene, Hengrove, Salmefton, Dane-court, Ellington, Manfton, St. Lawrence, Minfter, and Monkton], and Stonar. Final chapter deals with 'The Etymology, Derivation, and Definition, of all the Hundreds and Parifhes mentioned in the Map of Kent, as they are derived from fome Saxon Radix'. First six pages with upper corners missing [text not affected], general toning to pages, annotation to the magins of several pages, the former bookplate of 'Oscar Boulton' to upper paste down, name to front end paper, hand-written index letter to the top of each page. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Villare Cantianum: or, Kent Surveyed and Illustrated. Being an exact Description of all the Parifhes, Burroughs, Villages, and other Refpective Mannors Included in the County of Kent; And, the Original and Intermedial Poffeffors of

      London. Printed by William Godbid, and are to be fold at his houfe over againft the Anchor Inne in Little Brittain. M.DC.LIX. 1659.. 1st edn.399pp. Folding map. Contemporary full calf boards, newer spine with gilt bands and gilt title on red leather label. VG copy WITH MAP. For further details please contact The Old Station Pottery & Bookshop. Wells-next-the-Sea. Norfolk.

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        Eusebii Pamphili Ecclesiastiae historae libri decem: eiusdem de vita Imp. Constantini, libri IV: quibus subjicitur oratio Constantini ad sanctos, & Panegyricus Eusebii Henricus Valesius Graecum textum collatis IV.Mss. Codicibus emendavit, latine vertit & adnotationibus illustravit

      Parisiis [Paris]: Excudebat Antonius Vitre, 1659. First edition, thus. Vellum blind stamped with device and rules, raised bands. Spine curled and partially detached at the bottom, boards soiled and worn, front board, endpaper, first blank, and half-title loose, a few notations to title page and occasionally in text, some light scattered foxing, small chips to the lower corners of three leaves not affecting text, otherwise quite clean. Folio (33 cm). Engraved device on title page, engraved initial letters and head pieces. [Title also in Greek: Eysebioy toy Pamfiloy Ekklesiastike istoria]. Collation: a'4 e'4 i'4 o'4 u'4 aa4 ee2 *4 **4, A-Pppp4, Qqqq2, a-rr4, ss2, t1, Rrrr1. Double columns in Greek and Latin. Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea (b.260-70), and contemporary with Constantine the Great, is rightly called the Father of Church History. "The position of Eusebius, at the close of the period of persecution, and in the opening of the period of the imperial establishment of Christianity, and his employment of many ancient documents, some of which have since been lost, give these works a peculiar value" (CE). The work was later added to by others including Socrates, Sozomen, Theodoret, and Evagrius. The best and most important edition is that of Henri de Valois (Valesius) who published his first edition of the Greek text, with a new Latin translation and with copious critical and explanatory notes at Paris in 1659, which also included Eusebius' Vita Constantini (the remainder of the collection of the early Greek historians of the Church was published in two subsequent folio volumes ending in 1673). "For the elucidation of Eusebius' History we owe more to Valesius than to any other man. His edition of the text was an immense advance upon that of Stephanus, and has formed the basis of all subsequent editions, while his notes are a perfect storehouse of information from which all annotators of Eusebius have extensively drawn. Migne's edition (Opera, II 45-906) is a reprint of Valesius' edition of 1659" (Schaff, Post-Nicene Fathers, 98). ABPC shows only one copy has come up at auction in the last 40 years, at Quaritch in 1984. Institutional bookplate on the free front endpaper noting the book was a gift of Michael J. O'Farrell, the first Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, with his bookplate on the half title. Brunet 1110.

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        Titus Lucretius Carus His Six Books Of Epicurean Philosophy, Done into English Verse, with Notes. The Third Edition. Demetri, Teq; Tigelli Discipulorum inter jubeo plorare Cathedras; i, Puer, atque meo citus hoc subscribe libello

      95-52 B.C. Octavo, 7.6 x 4.5 inches. f Third edition. (a*)4, Ù2, (A)-(D)4, A-Z4, Aa-Ee4, (a)-(h)4, I2.(This copy has an extra blank bound after the title page.) The engraved frontispiece is bound opposite the title. This copy is bound in contemporary calfskin, and has been rebacked. This translation was prepared by Thomas Creech (1659-1700). The prefatory material contains commendatory poems by John Evelyn, Nathaniel Tate, Thomas Otway, and Aphra Behn among others, many of which were added after the first and second editions and this, the third edition contains the first appearance of several poems. The influence of Lucretius can be seen in Pope's 'Essay on Man.' Lucretius was also favorite reading of Shelley, Wordsworth, and Tennyson. "Creech's translation of Lucretius vied in popularity with Dryden's Virgil and Pope's Homer. The son of one of his friends is reported to have said that the translation was made in Creech's daily walk round the parks in Oxford in sets of fifty lines, which he would afterwards write down in his chamber and correct at leisure. [.] When Dryden published his translations from Theocritus, Lucretius, and Horace, he disclaimed in the preface any intention of robbing Creech 'of any part of that commendation which he has so justly acquired,' and referred to his predecessor's 'excellent annotations, which I have often reprinted in the last century, and was included in the edition of the British poets which was issued by Anderson." (DNB)

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        Paradisus Voluptatis verbi incarnati hoc est Sermones in evangelia dominicalia et festorum ... Interprete Iacobo Emans

      Coloniae Agrippinae (Köln), Busaeus 1659.. 3 Tle. gr.-8°. Vortit., Tit., 2 Bll., 498 (86) S. Mit gest. Titelvign. Pgmt. d. Zt. m. Messingschließen u. hs. Rückentitel. Stellenw. braunfleckig. 1 Lage lose. VD 17 12:202618V; VD17 12:202545M; VD17 12:202552V - Erste Ausgabe dieser franziskanischen Predigtsammlung. - Beigeb.: Ders. Paradisus concionatorum ex amoenissimis lectissimis que totius s. scripturae textibus ... Ed. secunda correctior et auctior. 2 Tle. Ebda. 1659. Titelbl., 35 Bll., 360 S.; Tit., 3 Bll., 338 (i.e. 360) S., 48 Bll. Mit gest. Titelvign. - Daran beteiligt: Jakob Emans (1604-1679).

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        Reports of Divers Resolutions in Law, Arising upon Cases in the Court of Wards

      The well-regarded and only contemporaneously printed reports and treatise devoted exclusively to the Court of Wards and Liveries, the financially important and controversial court which flourished for over a century after its formation by Henry VIII. ?Contemporary calf, very worn, rebacked; sound. Printed by Tho. Roycroft for H. Twyford, Tho. Dring [etc.], London, 1659.

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        Geometriae Speciose Elementa.The Most Original Pupil of Bonaventura Cavalieri. Bologna: Giovanni Battista Ferroni, 1659.

      Very rare first edition, and a fine copy from the library of Pietro Riccardi, of this important work on limits of geometrical figures. In this work Mengoli "set up the basic rules of the calculus thirty years before Newton and Leibniz. Both of these were influenced by his contribution, in the case of Leibniz the influence was direct as he read Mengoli's work while in the case of Newton he knew of it indirectly through studying Wallis." (MacTutor History of Mathematics). <br/></br> "In the 'Geometriae speciosae elementa' (1659), Mengoli set out a logical arrangement of the concepts of limit and definite integral that anticipated the work of nineteenth-century mathematicians. In establishing a rigorous theory of limits, he considered a variable quantity as a ratio of magnitudes and hence needed to consider only positive limits. He then made the following definitions: a variable quantity that can be greater than any assignable number is called 'quasi-infinite'; a variable quantity that can be smaller than any positive number is 'quasi-nil'; and a variable quantity that can be both smaller than any number larger than a given positive number <i>a</i> and greater than any number smaller than <i>a</i> is 'quasi-<i>a</i>.' <br/></br> Using these precise concepts of the infinite, the infinitesimal, and the limit, and working from simple inequalities valid between numerical ratios, he demonstrated (as Agostini recognized by translating his obscure exposition into modern symbols and terminology) the properties of the limit of the sum and the product, and showed that the properties of proportions are conserved also at the limit. The proofs obtain when such limits are neither <i>0</i> nor <i>&infin;</i> for this case Mengoli set out the properties of the infinitesimal calculus and the calculus of infinites some thirty years before Newton published them in his 'Principia.' <br/></br> Mengoli's predecessors (among them Archimedes, Kepler, Valerio, and Cavalieri) had assumed as intuitively evident that a plane figure has an area. By contrast, he proved the existence of the area by dividing an interval of the continuous figure <i>f(x)</i> into <i>n</i> parts and considering, alongside the figure to be squared (which he called the 'form'), the figures formed by parallelograms constructed on each segment of the interval and having the areas (in modern notation): <br/></br> <i>s<sub>n</sub>= &sum;</sub>l<sub>i</sub>(x<sub>i+1</sub>-x<sub>i</sub>), i=1, 2, ... n</i> (inscribed figure) <br/></br> <i>S<sub>n</sub>= &sum;</sub>L<sub>i</sub>(x<sub>i+1</sub>-x<sub>i</sub>)</i> (circumscribed figure) <br/></br> <i>&sigma;<sub>n</sub>= &sum;</sub>f(x<sub>i</sub>)(x<sub>i+1</sub>-x<sub>i</sub>) </i> or <br/></br> <i>&sigma;'<sub>n</sub>= &sum;</sub>f(x<sub>i+1</sub>)(x<sub>i+1</sub>-x<sub>i</sub>) </i> (adscribed figure) <br/></br> where <i>l<sub>i</sub></i> and <i>L<sub>i</sub></i> denote, respectively, the minimum and maximum of <i>f(x)</i> on the interval <i>(x<sub>i</sub>, x<sub>i+1</sub>)</i>. Drawing upon the theory of limits that had worked so well in the study of series, Mengoli demonstrated that the sequences of the <i>s<sub>n</sub></i> and <i>S<sub>n</sub></i> tend to the same limit to which the sequences of the <i>&sigma;<sub>n</sub></i> and <i>&sigma;'<sub>n</sub></i> compressed between them, also tend. Hence, since the figure to be squared is always compressed between the <i>s<sub>n</sub></i> and the <i>S<sub>n</sub></i>, it follows that this common limit is the area of the figure itself. <br/></br> Mengoli also used this method to integrate the binomial differentials <i>Z<sup>s</sup>(a-x)<sup>r</sup>dx</i> with whole and positive exponents. (He had, preceding Wallis, already integrated these sometime before by the method of indivisibles.) Before publishing his results, however, he wished to give a rigorous basis to the method of indivisibles or to develop in its stead another method that would be immune to criticism. He therefore set out a purely arithmetic theory of logarithms; having given a definition of the logarithmic ratio similar to Euclid's definition of ratio between magnitudes, he then extended Euclid's book V to encompass his own logarithmic ratio. Mengoli also did significant work in logarithmic series (thirteen years before N. Mercator published his 'Logarithmotecnia'). (DSB: IX, p.303-304).. 4to: 198 x 147 mm. Contemporary Italian vellum. Provenance: Ex libris of the Biblioteca Riccardi to front pastedown. Fully complete: 80 (introduction); 392 pp. Internally clean and crisp, a fine and unsophisticated copy. Riccardi I (2), 150. Very rare: OCLC records just one copy in the US (New York Public Library)

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        Vita della venerabile madre paola da foligno fondatrice della compagnia, e dell'oratorio di s. orsola in detta citta scritta da michel'angelo marcelli da foligno prete dell'oratorio del buon gesu',in roma, nella stamperia di vitale mascardi, 1659.

      In 4, [mm. 212 x 155], pp. (14) - 201 - (31).In mezza pergamena con carta con decorazioni azzurre. Dorso liscio con titolo in oro entro cornice, ormai quasi completamente svanito. Qualche abrasione ai piatti. Tagli spruzzati.Grandi capilettera figurati e finalini incisi in legno.Ottimo esemplare su carta pesante a grandi margini di quest'opera, priva purtroppo dell'antiporta incisa da Guillaume Chasteau, del frontespizio e del ritratto della Madre Paola da Foligno. Qualche sottolineatura a matita rossa a margine. Nata nel 1571, fondò nel 1600 nella chiesa di San Sebastiano la Compagnia di S. Orsola che ebbe quale primo protettore il Cardinale Cesare Baronio il quale, passando per Foligno volle vedere Madre Paola e propugnò poi presso il Vescovo della città la fondazione della Compagnia che questi aveva invece rifiutato. Da Foligno, la Compagnia di Sant'Orsola venne fondata anche a Vescia e poi a Pergola. Madre Paola morì a Foligno il 20 luglio del 1647 e venne deposta nell'oratorio di Sant'Orsola.

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        Astronomiae Physicae & Geometricae Elementa.Oxford: Sheldonian Theatre, 1702. First edition.

      A fine copy of the first text book of astronomy based on Newtonian principles, which contains the first printings of Newton's lunar theory and his "classical scholia". Babson 71; Gray 87. "The nephew of James Gregory, the mathematician, and the son of the Laird of Kinnairdie, David Gregory (1659-1708) was educated at the University of Edinburgh where he was soon appointed to it chair of Mathematics in 1683. In 1684 he sent Newton a manuscript showing the application of the method of infinite series to a variety of geometrical problems. The two met in 1691 and shortly afterwards Newton helped him obtain the Savilian Chair of Astronomy at Oxford. In 1702 Gregory published </i>Astronomiae Physicae & Geometricae</i> as the first textbook of astronomy based on Newtonian principles. The introduction includes the "Classical Scholia" which Newton had prepared for insertion in his planned second edition of the Principia. This attempted to show that essential elements of Newtonian science were also espoused in classical times. Gregory also included Newton's Theory of the Moon's Motion [<i>Lunae Theoria Newtoniana</i>, pp.332-336], long used as a guide for practical astronomers in determining the moon's motion." (Gjertsen: The Newton Handbook). Sotheran I: 1652; Wallis 87; Houzeau & Lancaster 9240.. Folio: 369 x 245 mm. Contemporary Cambrdige panelled calf. Expertly re-backed, preseving the original gilt leather label. A very nice copy. Internally clean and fine throughout. Provenance: armorial book-plate to front paste-down of the Earl of Breadalbane. (12), 494, (2) pp

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        The Art of Law-Giving: in III Books. The First Shewing the Foundations . . . of all the kinds of Government. The Second, Shewing the . . . Commonwealths of Israel and of the Jews. The Third, Shewing a Model fitted unto the present State [etc.]. Wing H806

      The only early edition of the work which J.G.A. Pocock numbered among Harrington's "most ambitious", appearing soon after his 'Oceana' and in part its forceful abridgement, propelling Harrington into "the mainstream of national political argument". Early 3/4 calf, rubbed, front hinge strained but firm, imprint shaved and top and bottom margins cut close, the main text unaffected; a good copy. Printed by J.C. for Henry Fletcher, at the three Gilt Cups [etc.], London, 1659.

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        CHRISTOPHORI ADAMI RUPERTI In incluta Altdorph. Quondam Hist. Prof. Celeberrmi, OBSERVATIONES POLITICAE, MORALES, HISTORICAE, PHILOLOGICAE, CRITICAE, AD L. ANNAEI FLORI RERUM ROMANARUM LIBROS IV. juxta editionem Freinshemianam sedulò distinctae. Accedunt Viri CL. Observationes tantùm politicae. SPERANDO. NORIBERGAE, SUMTIBUS JOHANNIS TAUBERI...ANNO 1659 + SHEFFER, JOHANNES ; JOANNIS SCHEFFERI Argentoratensis LECTIONUM ACADEMICARUM LIBER Quo continentur Animaversiones In Miltiadem Nepotis, Epistolas Plinii, Curtium, Ciceronem de Legiabus, Apocolocyntosin Senecae, AnonymiGraeci Rhetorica, cum versione Latina, Fragmentum Petronii & alia. Accedit Omnium à dicto JOANNE SCHEFFERO editorum, & quae brevi ab eodem sperari possunt, INDEX. HAMBURGI, EXOFFICINA GOTHOFREDI SCHULTZEN Prostat & Amsterodami Apud JANSONIO-WAESBERGIOS, MDCLXXV..

      1659 / 1675. In Latin. 6+698+40+125+3+14+336+96 p. Contemporary vellum binding. Inscription on titlepage. Engraved titlepage. Including 3 folding plates and engraved vignettes. Woodcuts in the text. Later leather title-etiquette on spine. Binding soiled. Corpus very fine.. 2 different titles in 1 volume. The first work, that describes the Roman society, is written by Christopher Adam Rupertus and Lucius Annaeus Florus. The second work, by Johannes Schefferus, is mainly interpretations of roman retoric texts, and also personal reflextions about rethorics

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