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        Uranometria,

      Ulm: Johann Gorlini,, 1661. omnium asterismorum continens schemata, nova methodo delineata, aereis laminis expressa. Folio (327 × 230 mm). Contemporary vellum over stiff boards, dark green morocco spine label at head. Engraved title, 51 double-page plates of the constellations mounted on stubs. Ownership inscription of G. Witchell to front pastedown. Spine neatly repaired at head, some marginal browning, overall a very good copy. Bayer's was the first star atlas based on Tycho Brahe's Astronomiae instauratae mechanica, and the first astronomical work to be conceived as a true atlas, namely a collection of maps rather than symbolic pictures. Bayer's atlas added 12 new constellations, in the southern sky, to the 48 of Ptolemy. Another major innovation, although partially anticipated by Piccolomini a few years early, was Bayer's assignment of a Greek letter to each star in order of magnitude. The Bayer designation identifies a specific star by a Greek letter, followed by the genitive form of its parent constellation's Latin name, e.g. Alpha Centauri. This brightness-based nomenclature gained general acceptance after the publication of this edition and is still in use today. The engraved title-page shows the title flanked by the figure of Atlas and Hercules, incorporating a view of Augsburg where the book had first been published in 1605. With the ownership inscription of the English mathematician George Witchell ((1728–1785), dated 29 May 1781, and a few minor notations in his hand. Witchell published a map of the passage of the moon's shadow over England during the eclipse of 1 April 1764, and in the same year the board of longitude engaged him to compute the difference in longitude between the Royal Naval Academy at Portsmouth and Nevil Maskelyne's observatory in Barbados. His paper on the duration of the eclipses of Jupiter's satellites, published in the Philosophical Transactions of 1767, led to his election as fellow of the Royal Society in July that year, a few months after his appointment as head mathematical master of the Royal Naval Academy.

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        Etymologicum Orientale ; Sive Lexicon Harmonicum Heptaglotton...Chaldaicae, Syriacae, Arabicae, Samaritanae, Aethiopicae, Talmudico-Rabbinicae Dialectorum

      Joh. Wilhelm Ammon & Wilhelm Serlin, Frankfurt, 1661. First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary vellum, leather lettering piece. Scattered foxing and browning, but generally a clean, attractive copy. Title in red and black. [26] blank., 563 leaves. An impressive work of scholarship and typography by the philologist and orientalist. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Language & Linguistics; Religion & Theology. Inventory No: 043283. .

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        Sexti Julii Frontini, Viri Consularis, Quae Exstant

      Amsterdam: Joannis á Waesberge, 1661. Near Fine. Edited by Robert Keuchenius; printed by Pauli van den Houte in Harderwijk (Netherlands). [30], 416, [16] p.; 19 cm. Signatures: *-**8 A-DD8 (8vo). Contemporary full vellum with six gilt-ruled spine compartments. Gilt-tooled morocco spine label reading "Julius Frontinus" in the second compartment; "Amst. 1661" in ink in fifth compartment. Added engraved title page. Woodcut title vignette, decorated initials, and head and tail pieces. Armorial bookplate on front fixed endpaper of Gaddesden Library, Gaddesden Place in Hertfordshire, Eng., of the Halsey family. Sextus Julius Frontinus was the Roman military governor in Britain and in 95 AD was appointed superintendent of the aqueducts (curator aquarum) at Rome. Contents: Strategemata; Aquæductibus Urbis Romæ; De Re Agraria; Aggeni Urbici Commentarius; De Limitibus, a Petro Scriverio; De Coloniis Italiæ; Opera & Fragmenta Frontiniana. In Near Fine Condition: spine label rubbed and upper right-corner lacking; light wear, otherwise clean and bright.

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        Commentaria in duodecim prophetas minores, auctore R.P. CORNELIO CORNELII A LAPIDE, e Societate Iesu [...], Antverpiae, Apud Iacobum Meursium, anno M.DC.LXI. Cum Privilegio Caesareo et Regis Hispaniarum

      Meurs Jacob van (Meursius Jacobus) 1661 Qualche rara e leggera fioritura, qualche pagina brunita, ma pulito e solido. Antico timbro di possesso dei Francescani di Rovereto a p. 1 n.n. Bel frontespizio inciso a piena pagine in rame, capilettera e finalini xilografici. Testo su due colonne. Bound in antique vellum, engraved title-page, initials, and vignettes.

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        Histoire du Roy Henry le Grand [ Edition originale ]

      Louys & Daniel Elzevier 1661 Composée par Messire Hardouin de Perefixe, Evesque de Rodez, cy-devant Precepteur du Roy, 1 vol. in-18 reliure pastiche d'époque restauration plein maroquin vert, toutes tranches marbrées, dos à 5 nerfs dorés orné, double filet doré d'encadrement en plats, tranches marbrées, Chez Louys & Daniel Elzevier, Amsterdam, 1661, 6 ff. n. ch. (dont frontispice et titre), 522 pp. et 1 f. blanc Bel exemplaire de l'édition originale, établi sous la Restauration dans une étonnante reliure pastiche en plein maroquin vert (frontispice très lég. faible, dos lég. passé, bien complet du dernier feuillet blanc). Rare exemplaire bien conforme à toutes les indications de premier tirage signalées par Willems (Willems, 1272). Français

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        Opera omnia duabus partibus distincta. Quarum prior ad Heges Tauri Commentarium absolutissimum posterior vero variarum resolutionum?

      Boissat et Remeus 1661 Due parti in un volume in-folio (cm. 37), pp. (8) 586 (22); (8) 598 (18). Due bei frontespizi in rosso e nero grande marchio tipografico centrale inciso in rame e raffigurante un veliero. Testate e capolettera. Il secondo frontespizio titola: Variarum resolutionum Iuris Civilis, Communis et Regii Commentaria. Solida legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nrevi con titoli e fregi in oro. Esemplare marginoso e ben conservato.

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        Delle antichità e guerre Giudaiche diviso in vintisette libri.

      Venetia, Appresso li Milochi, 1661. 1661 In 8°, pagg. (16), 268; 264; (1), 332 con testalini e capilettera xilografici, legatura in piena pergamena floscia coeva, titoli manoscritti al dorso. Con copiosi indici all'inizio del volume. Flavio Giuseppe (Gerusalemme, 37 d. C.- Roma, 100 d.C.) fu storico romano di origine ebraica. Fu governatore militare della Galilea per le forze ribelli durante la prima guerra giudaica del 66, ma si consegnò ben presto ai Romani dopo aver constatato la loro forza e superiorità. Trascorse il resto della sua vita a Roma, scrivendo opere di carattere filo-romano ma con interessanti notizie sulla storia degli ebrei. I suoi scritti sono estremamente importanti, essendo la fonte principale di informazioni riguardanti la Giudea del I° secolo. Sono raccolte in questa edizione seicentesca, le due opere più importanti di Giuseppe Flavio: Delle Antichità e delle Guerre Giudaiche divise in 3 parti. La prima parte, divisa in 10 libri, "...tratta della creatione del mondo fino alla Guerra di Sennacherib". Nella seconda parte, divisa in 10 libri, troviamo "del tornar che tenea li Giudei in Gierusalem fino alla discordia fra Giudei e Filadelfi". Nella terza ed ultima parte, divisa in 7 libri, si tratta in fine "delle Guerre che hebbero gli Hebrei con Romani". Opera tradotta in italiano per Pietro Lauro Modonese, "aggiontovi di nuovo le sue tavole, per ordine à ciaschedun libro". E' questa l'opera dove (libro 18°, cap.6) troviamo il cosiddetto Testimonium flavianum, ovvero un breve passo che menziona la predicazione e la morte di Gesù, confermando sostanzialmente il resoconto dei Vangeli. Benché questo passo sia ora considerato da alcuni storici, tra cui E. Schürer e H. Chadwick, in tutto o in parte, un'interpolazione cristiana, esso garantì in ogni caso la conservazione del testo greco di Giuseppe da parte della Chiesa cristiana. Al primo frontespizio antica firma di appartenenza, il cui inchiostro ha corroso piccola parte della pagina senza perdita di testo testo; circa 30 carte presentano dei piccoli tarli marginali che raramente toccano il testo. Piccole e abili riparazioni alla legatura. Per il resto buon esemplare. Non comune edizione.

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        Elenchi Motuum Nuperorum in Anglia, Part I [1661] and Elenchi Motuum Nuperorum in Anglia, Part II [1663]

      London: J. Flesher, 1661. Hardcover. Very Good. Original or near contemporary full leather covered boards with original gilt lettered crimson coloured leather title piece to spine. Binding rubbed with worn joints and mildly bumped extremities, nonetheless firm and square and holding more than well; contents clean, showing no annotations or marginalia, and no library stamps; also, very little if any foxing. Size: 180mm x 115mm. Two Parts in One Book, each with their own title-page, arranged as follows: pp. [10], 257, [7], (lacks frontis. portrait); [16], 442, [22], with frontis. portrait. A very good copy indeed and now quite scarce. See: ESTC R39866 and ESTC R209282.

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        M. Tullii Ciceronis Opera Omnia: Cum Gruteri Et Selectis Variorum Notis & Indicibus Locupletissimus, Accurante C. Schrevelio

      Ludovicum et Danielem Elzevirios Lugd. Batavorum Apud Franciscum Hackium Amstelodami (Amsterdam): Ludovicum et Danielem Elzevirios Lugd. Batavorum Apud Franciscum Hackium , 1661. Four volumes bound in two: (8) + 51 + 636 + (second book) 637 - 1339 + (50) pages of indices; Elzevir publication of this classic author; Latin with some Greek text throughout; printed double column; nicely engraved title page, of Cicero at oration or lecture scene; previous owner name of Martin Anton Christian Crone 1837, continuing names genealogically to a bookplated-owner of Ejnar Olsen, Pastor; (Evidently, Crone had written articles on ancient history, churches and was also a Danish churchman); some notes on endpaper, perhaps contemporary with Crone's ownership, Scandinavian (? Danish) language; bound in polished marbled-paper-covered boards, leather spines, titles with gilt lettering, all edges dyed a faded green; some wear and rubbing to covers, starting to split at hinge areas, solidly bound; good margins; contents with the occasional inkmark or spot, generally, very clean and in very good condition, fresh; in good condition overall.. Hard Cover. Good.

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        Calender-Vereinigung. Das ist: Wolmeinend und unvorgreifliches Bedenken und Gutachten, wie beede, Alt und Newe Calender zuverbessern, mit einander zuvereinigen, und in eine richtige und beständige Form zu bringen. Hiebevor Anno 1654. auss sonderbaren hochwichtigen Ursachen schriffetlich verfasset und zu Papier gebracht; Anjetzo aber, mit beygefügtem Calendario perpetuo, und nothwendiger Erklärung, was zu gründlichem Verstand, und nuetzlichem Gebrauch dess Computi Ecclesiastici gehört, vielfaltig vermehrt. - Beigebunden. Ellrod, Jacob: Calendarium Praeter Iulianum & Gregorianum Tertium sive Intermedium. Das ist: Mittel-Calender, In welchem einige, jedoch unvergreiffliche Mittel vorgeschlagen werden, wie nach inhalt des jüngst Anno 1654. zu Regenspurg publicirten Reichs-Abschieds, die beeden wieder einander lauffende Alt- und Neue Calender, näher zusammen gebracht, verbessert und hoffentlich gar vereinigt ... werden können. In 59. Fragen, welche die Nothdurfft der Partheyen, und einen für jene beede, so denn zu diesen Calender, gehörigen Achtfächtigen Oster-Calculum in sich halten. Sambt denen darzu verfertigten Tabellen und einen Summarischen Appendice disputirlicher Calender-Sachen , ... wolmeinend communicirt und auff gutachten vornehmer Leute publiciret.

      20 n.n. Bl. (inkl. gestochenem Vortitelblatt)., 174 S., 21 n.n. Bl.; 4 n.n. Bl., 182 S., 1 S. Errata. Weisser Lederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Exlibris von Joachim Graf von Windhag, Freiherr auf Rosenburg auf dem Hinterdeckel (dat. 1669), goldgeprägter heraldischer Deckelvignette, dreifacher blindgeprägter Deckelfiletierung und Schliessbändern. 2 Werke in 1 Band. 1. VD17 39:119205A. - 2. VD17 12:626664E. - Mit handschriftlichem Besitzeintrag 'Ex Bibliotheca Windhagiana' auf dem gestochenen Vortitelblatt (ausserhalb des Bildes). - Einband berieben und etwas fleckig. Ein Schliessband ausgerissen. Kapital leicht eingerissen. Exlibris aus dem 20. Jahrhunder auf dem Innendeckel. Einige Bl. mit schwachem Wasserrand. Papier im 2. Teil gebräunt. [6 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Cirugia universale e perfetta di tutte le parti pertinenti all'ottimo chirurgo. Aggiuntovi di nuovo in quest'viltima impressione, oltre li dissegni di tutti gl'istromenti antichi, & moderni in tal arte necessarij, le figure de cauterij, & anatomia, con le dichiarationi del medesimo auttore. ... Con due tavole, ?

      Folio. 8 n.n. Bl., 540 (recte 544) S., 1 w.Bl. Mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf dem Titel und ca. 190 Holzschnitten im Text. Neuer flexibler Pergamentband. Krivatsy 2909 (unvollständig). - Letzte Ausgabe unter dem Namen Della Croce. Inhaltlich identisch mit der Ausgabe von Venedig 1605. In 7 Teile aufgeteilt und mit den, aus den Werken von Jean Tagaultt und Jacques Houillier entnommenen Texten. Die erste Ausgabe des Werkes erschien 1573 und wurde das führende chirurgische Handbuch in italienischer Sprache. Die letzten 60 Seiten mit reich mit chirurgischen Instrumenen illustriert. - Sehr sauberes breitrandiges Exemplar. [4 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Schlüssel zur Mechanica, Das ist: Gründliche Beschreibung der Vier Haupt Instrumenten der Machination, als deß Hebels, Getriebs, Schrauben, Kloben. In einem Gespräch zwischen einem Ingenier und Mechanico, verfasset, und mit 137 Figuren vorgestellet von Andrea Jungenickeln... Und an den Tag gegeben durch Martin Stier.

      Allegorischer gestochener Titel, 3 ungez. Blatt, 368 S., 8 ungez. Blatt mit Register und in den Text gedruckten Holzschnittskizzen. Sehr schöner, privater Pappband auf 6 echten Bünden, der Zeit nachempfunden. Kl.4to. Erste Ausgabe. Das Frontispiz schuf Georg Andres Böckler (ca. 1644-1698) mit Erklärung der Allegorien verso Titelblatt. (vgl. Thieme-Becker IV, 178) Einband der Zeit entspr. normal berieben. Vortitelblatt an den Rändern minim. rissig, das gestochene Titelblatt zu knapp beschnitten, jedoch ohne Textverlußt. Sonst gutes, sauberes Exemplar.

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        Historia Caroli Gustavi potentissimi svecorum gothorum vandalorum &c.

      regis. Ad venerandum dn. parentem episcopum Strengnensem, Oxoniâ Anglorum transmissa, a Johanne Ollieqwist. Nunc verò typis excusa anno 1661. (Strängnäs, Zacharias Brockenius, 1661). 8:o. (32) s. Fuktfläckat titelblad med genomgående svagare fuktrand, fläckig. Tagen ur band. Med flera ägaranteckningar på titelsidan bl.a. Olaus Kalsenius, daterad 1678. Ur L. F. Rääfs bibliotek. Collijn sp. 663. Warmholtz 4835. Första upplagan. Den trycktes även tillsammans med faderns, Johan Matthiaes "Opuscula theologica" samma år. Ett nytryck i 4:o utkom i Helmstad 1663. Det är inte mycket man vet om Johan Oljeqvist. Han var son till biskop Johan Matthiae och adlades 1645 till Oljeqvist för faderns förtjänster. Han studerade i Uppsala 1653, verkade som canonicus i Hamburg 1658 och levde åtminstone fortfarande 1667. Enligt Schefferus var han kungl. kammarherre

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        RELATIONE DELLA CHRISTIANITA? DI MADURE. Fatta da Padri Missionarij della Compagnia di Giesù della Provincia del Malauàr.

      per Angelo Bernabò del Verme In-16 p. (mm. 154 x 98), p. pergam. coeva (risg. rifatti), 8 cc.nn., 385 pp.num., 1 c.nn., emblema dei Gesuiti silografato al frontesp. Resoconto dello stato delle missioni dei Gesuiti a Maduré e nel Malabar (Sud dell?India), scritta dal P. Giacinto de Magistris ?dell?istessa Compagnia, Procuratore di quella Provincia?. "Edizione originale" ?Hyacinthe de Magistris, missionnaire italien, né en 1605 à Cremone, fut admis dans la Société des Jésuites à l?age de ving-un ans. Il passa une grande partie de sa vie dans les missions du Malabar.. Ce père qui possédait bien les langues indiennes mourut à Goa le 11 novembre 1668?, cosi? De Backer ?Bibliotheque des écrivains de la Compagnie de Jésus?,II,p. 379. Con uniformi arross. più o meno lievi e con fiorit., ma complessivam. un buon esemplare.

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        Entreé du Prince di Toscane, Représentant Hércul]. Etching, 1661

      Della Bella, Stefano. [Entreé du Prince di Toscane, Représentant Hércul]. Etching, 1661. The first of three etchings from the festival book Il mondo festeggiante: balletto a cavallo, fatto nel teatro congiunto al palazzo del sereniss. gran duca, per le reali nozze de' serenissimi principi Cosimo Terzo di Toscana, e Margherita Luisa d'Orleans. In Firenze: Nella Stamperia di S.A.S., 1661. (Etching on paper 17 1/8 x 9 1/16", with margins. Mounted on laid paper. An excellent impression, in very good and clean condition, with slight chipping and some minor repairs). By Stefano della Bella after G.A. Moniglia. The most arresting of the three Della Bella etchings taken from the festival book Il mondo festiggiante (1661), which describes the marriage festival, entries and equestrian ballets composed in honor of the marriage of Cosimo II Grand Duke of Tuscany to Margherita Luisa d'Orleans, June 1661. This plate pictures a backdrop constructed for the huge half-oval behind the Pitti Palace. A circle of obelisks is placed at the center. Groups of decorated coaches are surrounded by foot soldiers and a circle of riders. Atlas with the heavens on his shoulders is most visible in the center of the etchings, having come to tell those on earth that Hercules, along with the sun god Apollo and the goddess of the moon Diana, has descended from heaven to attend these nuptials. Reference: de Vesme Della Bella 7-72; Sonneck pp. 446-7; Sartori, C. Libretti italiani 15890; Berlin Ornamentstichsammlung 3049; Strong, Roy. Art & Power; DeVseme/Marrar 71; Blum 92a.

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        Hexaëmeron Rhytmico-Danicum.

      Det er Verdens Første Uges Sex Dages præctige oc mæctige Gierninger/ med den allerhøjeste Skaberes alting-formuende Finger paa det allermesterligste skabte oc beredde; Hans ubegribelige Viisdom/ oc u=beskrivelige Godhed/ til højforskyldte Hæder oc Ære/ oc hans ædeligste Creature Mennisket/ til et ret Sursum corda, Siel=oc Ansict-opløftelse/ oc Skaberens hellige oc herlige Beskuelse; Paa Heroiske Riim-maade/ af Mose første oc andet Capitel/ udsatte oc uddragne Af M. Anders Christensøn Arøboie/ fordum Sognepræst i Oringborg. Hendrick Gøde, København 1661. 4to. /67)+277+(18) sider. Senere halvpergamentbind med kalligraferet titel på ryggen. Marginreparationer på titelbladet og de første og sidste sider, med mindre teksttab på titelbladet, pænt kalligraferet frem igen. Let teksttab af margintekst på de sidste sider. Gammelt navnetræk på titelbladet. Her og der plettet og skjoldet.. Dansk baroks første hovedværk: Arrebos storværk om verdens skabelse - frit skrevet efter fransk forlæg - blev først udgivet af hans søn 24 år efter hans død.** Erik Dals eksemplar

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        Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna. Tomus I-III (all).

      Stockholm, (1661-1728). Tvær-folio. (36,5 x 48 cm.). Pragtbind i poleret hellæder fra omkr. 1900, udført af Gustav Hedberg, Stockholm. Ryg med 6 ophøjede bind, skindtitel i rygfelt. Overalt et overflødighedshorn af stempler og forgyldninger med brede sammensatte forgyldte borter på permer, overdådig rygforgyldning, kantforgyldning og indvendige forgyldte borter. Hele snittet forgyldt - et typisk pragtbind fra Hedbergs bogbinderi. Med 354 kobberstukne plancher (incl. de 3 titelblade). Til slut "Index Figurarum Ænearum 1-3" 13 pp. (ikke nævnt hos Lindberg Swedish Books). Plancherne er trykt på skrivepapir og er i forskellige størrelser (folio, dobbeltfolio og sammensatte), men er her opsatte eller øgede i marginer med samtidigt skrivepapir for at opnå samme "planchestørrelse" for indbindingen. Særdeles velbevaret eksemplar, kun få brunpletter, klare aftrykt på skrivepapir. Nogle få plancher lidt tæt beskåret (dette gælder de 3 titelblade).. Komplet eksemplar af dette Nordens største topografiske plancheværk, afbildende svenske byer, landskaber m.v. Kollationeringen kan være vanskelig, da der optræder forskellige angivelser af planchetallet i litteraturen, således anfører det trykte Index 150+76+126=352; Lindberg anfører 353 (150+76+127). Dette eksemplar indeholder 354, inclusiv planchen med Den Svenske Kirke i London (Templum Ulricæ), indbundet tilsidst, men før Index og dateret 1728. Første del afbilder Stockholm og opland med Uppland. Anden del afbilder Södermannland, Västermannland, Dalarna, Värmland, Lappland etc.. Tredie del afbilder Östergötland, Västergötland, den sydlige del med Gotland, Skåne, Småland, Halland, Öland etc., i prospekter, landskaber, havne, byer, paladser, kirker, kunstgenstande m.v.Complete copy of the largest Scandinavian topographical work, and it is up to our own day by far the greatest Swedish effort to present the Country of Sweden and its architectural treasures, here bound in a magnificent binding by Gustaf Hedberg. - Brunet V:578.The complicated printing-history of this work is described in Lindberg: Swedish Books 1280-1967 as no. 37

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        The East front of Kensington Palace, with part of the Great Lawn / Façade Orientale du Palais de Kensington, avec une partie du Grand Gazone

      London: Robert Sayer and John Bowles & Son, [no date]. Hand-coloured engraving, printed on laid paper backed with a 20th-century archival sheet. Very good condition apart from some light soiling and a 5/8" tear along the bottom edge of a larger skillfully repaired tear that runs through the right side of the image and spans the height of the sheet. 13 3/4 x 19 5/8 inches. 18 3/4 x 24 1/8 inches. A very fine image of Kensington Palace and its expansive grounds. Erected in 1661 for the Earl of Nottingham, Kensington Palace became the royal residence of William III in 1689. Over the years, it underwent various renovations by architects such as Nicholas Hawksmoor and Sir Christopher Wren. The palace was surrounded by an extensive park, the vast grounds of which are pictured here, that was expanded and laid out by the celebrated garden designers Henry Wise and Charles Bridgeman. Visible on the far left side of this beautiful print is one of the formal tree-lined avenues that were characteristic of the park. John Tinney was both an engraver and "a print seller, and carried on business at the Golden Lion in Fleet Street, London, where all his own works were published. His mezzotint plates include portraits of Lavinia Fenton, after John Ellys; George III, after Joseph Highmore; Chief Baron Parker; and John Wesley; also some fancy subjects after Boucher, Lancret, Rosalba, Correggio, and others. He engraved in line a set of ten views of Hampton Court and Kensington Palace, after Anthony Highmore, and some of Fontainebleau and Versailles, after Jean Rigaud. Some of the plates in Ball's Antiquities of Constantinople, 1729, are also by him. Tinney is now remembered as the master of the distinguished engravers William Woollett, Anthony Walker, and John Browne." (DNB) Cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        Eniautos Terastios, Mirabilis Annus, or The Year of Prodigies and Wonders

      London, 1661. Very Good. Title continued: "being a faithful and impartial Collection of several Signs that have been seen in the Heavens, in the Earth, and in the Waters; together with many remarkable Accidents and Judgments befalling divers Persons, according as they have been testified by very credible hands; all which have happened within the space of one year last past, and are now made publick for a seasonable Warning to the People of these three Kingdoms speedily to repent and turn to the Lord, whose hand is lifted up amongst us." [8], 88 p.; 19 cm. Signatures: A-M4 (4to). Half calf with marbled paper over boards. All page edges are red. Wood-carved head-piece on page 1. Wing, E3127A. First two words of title in Greek characters. Place of publication from Wing. In this edition, line 4 of title ends "Won-"; in another edition line 4 ends "Wonders" (Wing E3127). Contains printed marginal notes. Pages 23, and 75-78 misnumbered 15, 77, 80, 73, and 76 respectively. The original double-leaf frontispiece is lacking and was replaced by a previous owner with an old facsimile copy. Inscription at head of title cropped. This is the first of three anonymous works published in the early 1660s in which the author described a collection of events reported to have happened in the sky, on the land, and in the water in and around England, as well as judgements on specific people, particularly those who oppressed Puritan ministers. Original frontispiece lacking; otherwise in Very Good Condition: leather over spine lacking; corners and edges rubbed; otherwise clean and tight.

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        Fionia vulgo Funen.

      (Amsterdam, Blaeu, ca. 1661). 38,5x49,5 cm. Kobberstukket kort over Fyn med Langeland, Ærø og Als. Med det danske rigsvåben og stor dekorativ kartouche. I original håndkolorering. Aldeles frisk eksemplar med latinsk tekst på bagsiden og med stor håndkoloreret initial.. Fynskoret optræder uforandret i Blaues forskellige atlasudgivelser så dateringen er upræcis

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        Glossographia: or a dictionary, interpreting all such hard words . as are now used in our refined English tongue.

      London: Thomas Newcombe for George Sawbridge, 1661.. Second Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. Second edition "more correct ... five hundred words are added." Uncommon in any edition. Binding looks early 19th c. The leather on spine cracked to bottom half and split along front hinge but book still holding firm. Heavy wear to top of spine. Wear to corners and extremities. Internally hinges solid and pages are clean. Errata leaf at end. The biggest flaw is that there is a sizeable chunk missing from the title page (see illustrations) which is why the price is as it is... a shame as otherwise pages are clean and the book is solid. Nothing before the title (A1) but otherwise complete.Postage will be confirmed when you enquire or order and for light or very heavy books will vary from the ABE quote which is based on a 1kg parcel.

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        Historia Francica ( The History of France - Leather - 1661 - Latin )

      Guillelmo Barbier Ioanni Girin and Franciso Comba, 1661. Hardcover. Good. Guillelmo Barbier Ioanni Girin and Franciso Comba, Lugduni (Lyon) 1661. First Edition / First Printing. States editio absoluta die prima February MDCLXI (1661) on the colophon with matching date on the title page. No additional dates listed. Leather bound. Gold gilt decorations and lettering at the spine. Frontispiece present. Latin language. Historia Francica Pars II. Ab Hugone Capetio ad Carolum VII. Book Condition: Good, shelf wear and rubbing, book is tight and square, ex libris with names and dated 1777 in pen on the title page, catalogue stamps at the title page, foxing at the page edges, text remains bright with minor foxing, tight spine.

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        1-3.

      (Stockholm, 1661-1715, 1726.) Tvär folio. Grav. titel,+ 13 s. uppmonterade på 4 folioblad,+ 149 grav. planscher; grav. titel,+ 75 grav. planscher; grav titel,+ 149 grav. planscher. Sammanlagt 353 graverade planscher, inklusive titelbladen. Ett stort antal av planscherna är liksom registret uppfodrade på stort papper för att överensstämma i storlek med övriga planscher. Detta papper omkring första titelbladet har senare papperslagning i nedre hörnet. De två kungaporträtten är uppmonterade senare. En plansch, Jönköping, med papperslagning. Samtliga planscher med gammal bläcknumrering i övre hörnet. Enstaka småfläckar. Nött nära samtida skinnband, guldornerad rygg med upphöjda bind och fin men senare brun titeletikett, pärmarna med Carl Ehrenpreus förgyllda pärmstämpel, röda snitt. Bandet är fint renoverat vid slutet av 1800- eller början av 1900-talet och försett med nya pärmpapper och för- och eftersättsblad (eventuellt av Hedberg). Rödstämpel på första titelbladet. Lindberg, Swedish books, 37. Warmholtz 207. Hesse 682. Carlander II, s. 312ff. Registret sammanställdes av Harald Schening och trycktes 1726. Komplett exemplar, utan extraplanschen Svenska kyrkan i London. "Svecia antiqua et hodierna" är den svenska stormaktstidens främsta manifestation i bokform. Här skulle Sveriges storhet visas upp för omvärlden; varje stad, slott och palats, fornminnen och borgar skulle vara med. Arbetet påbörjades i början av 1660-talet av Eric Dahlberg (1625-1703). Han utförde själv merparten av förlagorna till planscherna, skötte kontakten med och övervakade de utländska kopparstickarna i Paris och Holland. Arbetet övertogs senare delvis av Samuel Åkerhielm. När Dahlberg dog 1703 var verket fortfarande ofullbordat men avslutades av bl.a. Johan Lithén, D. Klöcker Ehrenstrahl, tecknaren och gravören J. Aveelen samt Elias Brenner som bidrog med egna teckningar och övervakade arbetet av de sista 47 planscherna som graverades 1709-15. Total var 18 konstnärer engagerade i verkets tillkomst. Någon fullständig text till verket blev aldrig färdigt. Den första delen innehåller Stockholm och Uppland, den andra delen Södermanland, Närke, Norrland och Åland, och den tredje Östergötland och Götaland. En fjärde del, som skulle ha omfattat stormaktstidens erövrade provinser blev aldrig utförd. Carl Didrik Ehrenpreus (1692-1760), riksråd och kansler för Uppsala akademi, var både stor boksamlare och myntsamlare, och deltog i sin ungdom i kalabaliken i Bender. Hans boksamling såldes i Stockholm efter tryckt förteckning 1761. Sin myntsamling sålde han till Uppsala akademi. Vid sidan av sin ämbetsmannabana, var han en av de ledande hattarna, och en av dem vars karriär tog fart efter partivälvningen 1739, då utnämnd till riksråd och medlem av sekreta utskottet. Som fornforskare gick han i senrudbeckianismens spår och prisade Göransson och ansåg Björner djupsinnig. Han fördjupade sig själv, vid sidan av mynten, även i runstudiet

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        ASTROLOGIA GALLICA Principiis & Rationibus Propiis Stabilita, Atque in XXVI Libros Distributa. Non Solum Astrologiae Judiciarae Studiosis, Set Etiam Philosophis, Medicis & Theologis. Opera & Studio

      Hagae: Ex Typographia Adriani Vlacq, 1661. First Edition. Full Leather. Folio. Important work by French Astrologer Jean Baptiste Morin, who was the royal astrologer to the House of Bourbon. He was present at the birth of Louis XIV in order to observe the exact time of his birth for casting his horoscope. Consisting of 26 books of complex Latin text, and covering natal, judicial, meterological, and other aspects of astrology, it is considered by some to be the most important astrology book ever written. Red and white title embellished with a woodcut device. Diagrams in text. This copy seems to be lacking a portrait of Morin as well as the "Syllabus Capitum Huius Operis" (I believe a 12 page table of contents typically bound at the end)--there is no evidence of its removal, so probably not bound in. Additionally, there appears to be a missing leaf preceding the "Vita" in the preliminaries. Everything else seems to be in order -- a complete statement of collation is available upon request. Bound in 17th century speckled calf with raised bands and gold tooling in the compartments; contemporary spine label present; some loss to the leather at the head and tail of the spine; edges of the textblock are nicely sprinkled in red and perhaps brown or faded green. Previous owner has stamped his name insignia (an encircled owl in style of Ancient Egypt) a number of time throughout the book including twice on the title page. Very Good binding.

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        Vetustas, sanctimonia, potentia atque majestas, celsissimæ augustissimæque, serenissimorum ducum Brunsvicensium ac Luneburgensium domus, antiquis aliquot, & nunquam hactenus editis monumentis, ostensa, á Ioachimo Iohanne Madero Hannoverano.

      Helmstad, Henningus Mullerus, 1661. 4to. (8),+ 179,+ (1) pp. Bound together with: ADAM of BREMEN || MADER, J. J. (Ed). M. Adami, scriptoris vetusti, historia ecclesiastica, religionis propagatæ gesta, ex Hammaburgensi potissimum atque Bremensi ecclesiis, per vicina septentrionis regna, libri IV, repræsentans. Cum aliis antiquis monumentis, partim nunc primum, edidit Joachimus Johan Maderus. Helmstad, Henningi Mulleri, 1670. 4to. (16),+ 163,+ (13),+ 175-201, 102-129, 110-116, 237-252,+ (20) pp. Bound together with: GERVASE of Tilbury || MADER, J. J. (Ed). De imperio romano et gottorum, lombardorum, brittonum, francorum, anglorumque regnis, commentatio, et ipsius otiis i,perialibus ad Ottonem IV imperatorem, cum alii, quæ aversa monstrat pagina, nunc primum edita a Joachimo Johanne Madero. Helmstad, Henrici Davidis Mulleri, 1673. 4to. (40),+ 148,+ (1) pp. Bound together with: ENGELHUS, Dietrich || MADER, J. J. (Ed.). Chronicon M. Theodorici Engelhusii, continens res ecclesiæ et reipublicae, ab orbe condito ad annum christi circiter M CCCCXX . Ex codicibus nunc primum edidit Joachimus Johan Maderus. Helmstad, Henningi Mulleri, 1671. 4to. (12),+ 300,+ (32) pp. Contemporary full vellum, spine with handwritten title in ink. Sammelband with four works edited by Joachim Johannes Mader (1626-1680), German historian and bibliograph. He worked for the Wolfenbüttel library and the academy in Helmstadt and become principal for the gymnasium at Schoeningen. His edition of Adam of Bremen is one of the best and most important. Gervase of Tilbury or Gervasius Tilberiensis was a 13th century canon lawyer, statesman and writer. Dietrich Engelhus or Theoderich Engelhusen (c 1362-1434) was a Germen teacher and augustiner in Wittenberg. He is most known for this Weltchronic, "Chronicon continens res ecclesiæ et reipublicae"

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        Euclid's Elements of Geometry

      London: By R. & W. Leybourn for G. Sawbridge,, 1661. In XV. Books: With a supplement of divers Propositions and Corollaries. To which is added, a Treatise of Regular Solids, by Campane and Flussas. Likewise Euclid's Data: And Marinus his Preface thereunto annexed. Also a Treatise of the Divisions of Superficies, ascribed to Machomet Bagdedine, but published by Commandine, at the request of John Dee of London; whose Preface to the said Treatise declares it to be the Worke of Euclide, the Author of these Elements. Published by the Care and Industry of John Leeke and George Serle, Students in the Mathematicks. Folio (286 × 192 mm). Handsomely rebound to style in calf by Marc Ollivier, red morocco label, spine compartments gilt all over with massed scroll tool, sides ruled in blind with a double fillet, old red sprinkled edges. Folding letterpress table "The Ground-Plat of the mathematical preface of Mr. John Dee", woodcut diagrams, initials, head- and tailpieces. Near-contemporary ownership inscriptions of Gilbert Gerard on title, with of price 18s., and on dedication; book label of Harrison D. Horblit to front pastedown; full-page book plate of Comte Arnaud de Vitry inserted before title (sale Sotheby's 10 April 2002, lot 322). Folding table with short split with loss to five words, neatly repaired, and light soiling mainly to blank verso, a very good copy. First English edition to contain Euclid's Data. The present work reprints John Dee's preface to Henry Billingsley's 1570 English translation of Euclid, "The most influential of all Dee's published works" (ODNB). In it, Dee praises the study of mathematics and its application to both the natural and supernatural, although he defends himself at some length from the charge of conjuring. "His concept of 'Archemastrie', which 'procedeth by Experiences' ... has been seen by some as foreshadowing the experimental science of the next century, but he also hints at magical interests and practices under this very heading.

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        "Prosp. der Statt Parys" from Topographia Galliae

      Amsterdam: Matthias Merian, 1661. Copperplate engraving; 11 1/2" x 32" . Book.

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        Technica curiosa, sive mirabilia artis, libri XII. comprehensa; quibus varia experimenta, variaque technasmata pneumatica, hydraulica, hydrotechnica, mechanica, graphica, cyclometrica, chronometrica, automatica, cabalistica, aliaque artis arcana ac miracula, rara, curiosa, ingeniosa, magnamque partem nova & antehac inaudita, eruditi orbis utilitati, delectationi, disceptationique proponuntur?Nürnberg: Jobus Hertz for the heirs of J.A. and W. Endter, 1664. First edition.

      A very good and fully complete copy of "one of the most complete accounts of the physical experiments and technological inventions of mid-seventeenth-century science, especially valuable for its description of Guericke's research with the vacuum pump [illustrated here for the first time, see below] and for the first appearance of Guericke's letters to Schott (1661-62). Also described are Boyle's experiments with his vacuum pump ... Accounts are given of early investigations with the diving bell, Torricelli's experiments with the barometer, perpetual motion, chronometry, thermometers, and many other subjects A richly illustrated treasure house in the history of physical sciences." (Neville Library).<br/><br/> Norman 1911; Barchas 1890; Stanitz 41; Wheeler Gift 155bis; Jesuit Science in the Age of Galileo 35; Honeyman 2826; De Vitry 758; Bibliothèque Jean-Louis Mosès 158.<br/><br/> "The most famous of Guericke's public experiments is the one of the Magdeburg hemispheres, in which he placed together two copper hemispheres, milled so that the edges fit together snugly. He then evacuated the air from the resulting sphere and showed that a most heavy weight could not pull them apart. Contrary to legend, the demonstration was performed with a team of horses for the first time in Magdeburg in 1657 (not Regensburg in 1654) and repeated at court in Berlin in 1663. Guericke also made other, less dramatic, public demonstrations of the effectiveness of air pressure on several occasions in Regensburg; these Regensburg experiments were reported by Gaspar Schott in <i>Mechanica hydraulico-pneunmaica</i> (1657) [but without the famous illustration] and <i>Technica curiosa</i> (1664) [with the famous plate which Guericke's himself published later in 1672], and were supplemented with additional information that Guericke communicated by letter." (DSB under Guericke). <br/><br/> "Schott first published what had originally been intended as a brief guide to the hydraulic and pneumatic instruments in Kircher's Roman museum, expanding it into the first version of his <i>Mechanica hydraulico-pneumatica</i> [1657]. But he added as an appendix a detailed account of Guericke's experiments on vacuums, the earliest published report of this work. This supplement contributed greatly to the success of Schott's compendium; and as a result he became the center of a network of correspondence as other Jesuits, as well as lay experimenters and mechanicians, wrote to inform him of their inventions and discoveries. Schott exchanged several letters with Guericke, seeking to draw him out by suggesting new problems, and published his later investigations. He also corresponded with Huygens and was the first to make Boyle's work on the air pump widely known in Germany. Schott repeated Guericke's experiments, and later those of Boyle, at Würzburg, as well as some medical experiments on the effects of intravenous injections." (DSB under Schott). <br/><br/> "The first two sections [pp. 1-181] of <i>Technica curiosa</i> are devoted to aerostatic researches of Guericke and Boyle, and the treatise 'Mirabilia chronometrica' gives the first description of a universal joint and a classification of gear teeth." (Norman).. 2 parts in 1 volume, thick 4to (202 x 160 mm), contemporary vellum, entirely unrestored, a light marginal damp stain throught most of the first part, otherwise fine and clean, corner of page 447/448 with paper flaw (just effecting the catch word, no text loss), fully complete with all 64 engravings (including the engraved title, portrait, and coat of arms), pp [42: including half-title, engraved title, letter press title, portrait frontispiece, and full-page coat of arms] 1-579 [1:blank]; [2: part title] 583-1044 [14: index] [2: catalogue of Schott's publications]. "Rare in good, complete condition." (Mosés sale)

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        The History of the Second Queens Royal Regiment, Later the Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment in 9 Volumes Plus a Case of Maps as Part 2 of Vol. VII

      London: Bently. Eyre and Spottiswood and Gale and Polden A rare complete set of the ten volume history from 1661 to 1959. 3345pp, 242 illustrations and 82 maps.Some of the illustrations is in colour, especialkly uniforms, flags and regalia. Many maps are fold outs. The set was puchased directly from the estate of Major Foster and includes some interesting ephemera. There is a very little foxing but the set is a very good clean and tightly bound. A fuller bibliography of the set is available by e-mail. Volume 9 is jacketed. All titling and decoration is gilt.. 1st Edition. Blue Cloth on Boards. 25 x 16cm. Book.

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        Emblemata Cum Commentariis Claudii Minois I. C. Francisci Sanctii Brocensis & Notis Laurentii Pignorii Patavini?Opera Et Vigiliis Ioannis Thuilii Mariaemontani Tirol?

      Padua: Paolo Frambotti, 1661. First published in 1531, Alciati?s Emblemata was the most popular and influential of emblem books. The present edition is based on the 1621 Paduan edition, the most extensively commentated of Alciati editions, edited by Joannes Thuilius, professor in Freiburg im Breisgau, who combined also the commentaries by Mignault, Sanchez, and Pignorius. The woodcuts are the same as in the 1618 and 1621 Paduan editions but incorporate new borders. The 1621 edition marked the reintroduction of the offensive emblem LXXX, which had been banished from many previous editions. Landwehr 103. Green 165. Praz p. 252. small 4to. pp. lxxx, 1001, [1], engraved title by Ruphenus. 212 woodcut emblems in the text. text in double columns. woodcut device on title. woodcut device on verso of last leaf. woodcut tailpieces. contemporary vellum, rebacked with spine mounted (small hole in Ii1 with loss of a few letters on 4 lines verso & recto, 1 small marginal repair). armorial bookplate of A.L.Eldridge. ownership entry of Dutch art historian & poet Jan Emmens

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        The History of the Second Queens Royal Regiment, Later the Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment in 9 Volumes Plus a Case of Maps as Part 2 of Vol. VII

      London: Bently. Eyre and Spottiswood and Gale and Polden.. 1st Edition. Blue Cloth on Boards. A rare complete set of the ten volume history from 1661 to 1959. 3345pp, 242 illustrations and 82 maps.Some of the illustrations is in colour, especialkly uniforms, flags and regalia. Many maps are fold outs. The set was puchased directly from the estate of Major Foster and includes some interesting ephemera. There is a very little foxing but the set is a very good clean and tightly bound. A fuller bibliography of the set is available by e-mail. Volume 9 is jacketed. All titling and decoration is gilt.

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        Nouveau recueil de pieces comiques et facecieuses les plus agreables & divertissantes de ce temps.

      Paris, chez E. Loyson, 1661. 12:o. (8),312,213-252 s. Trevligt samtida ngt nött skinnbd med upphöjda bind och rikt guldornerad rygg. Marmorerade snitt. Fläck i inre marginalen på s. (1-8) och ett av preliminärbladen loss. Delvis ngt lagerfläckig. Reva upptill på försättsbladet. Med L. F. Rääfs exlibris.. Brunet I:1105, noten. Graesse I:489, noten. Utkom första gången i Paris 1646 med titeln "La gallerie des curieux". Denna upplaga är utökad med några stycken av Bruscambille

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        INTRODUCTIONIS IN UNIVERSAM GEOGRAPHIAM TAM VETEREM QUAM NOVAM LIBRI VI. Tabulis aeneis illustrati. Accessit P. Bertii Breviarium Orbis Terrarum.

      In-24 gr. (mm. 131x75), cartonato antico (abras. al dorso, risg. rifatti), 6 cc.nn. (compreso il bel frontesp. figur. inc. in rame), 388 pp.num., 38 cc.nn., molto ben illustrato f.t. da: 38 carte geografiche (ripieg.), 1 tabella, 1 tav. (più volte ripieg.) con 4 figg. fra cui due Rose dei Venti, tutte inc. in rame. Seconda ediz. elzevira in questo formato (la prima è del 1651). L'A., Philipp Cluver (1580-1622), di nobile e antica famiglia tedesca, e' annoverato fra i geografi celebri. La sua "Introduzione alla geografia generale..", che costituisce il primo tentativo di un trattato sistematico della geografia storica e politica, fu pubblicato per la prima volta a Leida nel 1624, dai celebri editori Elzeviri. Cfr. Willems ?Les Elzevier?,1269: ?Edition enrichie de cartes qui ne sont pas dans la précédente (1651)? - Graesse,II,204 cita solo l'ediz. del 1729, in-4. Con aloni o uniformi lievi arross. ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        L'art du blason iustifié ou les prevves du veritable art du blason.

      Establies par diverses authoritez, & par plusieures exemples tirez de la pratique universelle des armoiries, depuis sid cent ans dans toutes les nationes de l'Europe. Avec le methode abbregée des principes heraldiques. Lyon, Benoit Coral, 1661. 12mo. (24),+ 371,+ (8) pp.+ 8 engr. plates. partly in later hand-colouring. Spotting. The title leaf repaired holes after a removed signature, and pasted on old paper. From the library of Bengt Olof Kälde, with his book plate. Berndt 1895. Brunet III, 1626. First edition. This is an answer to Claude Le Laboureur's "Épitre apolegetique pour le discours ..." (Lyon 1660) which was a defence against the polemic attack by Menestrier in "Discours de l'origine des armes ...", Lyon 1658. Claude-François Menestrier (1631-1705) wrote several book on heraldry, for instance "Le Véritable art du blason" and "Nouvelle Méthode raisonnée du blason ou l'art héraldique"

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        Andreæ Alciati Emblemata cum commentarijs Claudij Minois,

      Francisci Sanctij ... & notis Laurentij Pignorij ... Opera et vigilijs Ioannis Thuilij.., engraved additional title, title with printer's woodcut device, lxxx, 1001pp thick quarto, with 211 [of 212] fine woodcut emblems within elaborate frames, contemporary limp vellum (this torn at hinge but could repair, no loss), preliminaries with some staining in upper corner but this moderate, pages 21/22 and 23/24 loose and creased at edges, pages 25/26 and 27/28 missing (with the loss of the woodcut for emblem five), a few minor blemishes, "Patauij, typis Pauli Frambotti Bibliopolae", 1661. This edition not in BL online catalogue. Andrea Alciato's Emblematum liber or Book of Emblems had enormous influence and popularity in the 16th and 17th centuries. It is a collection of 212 Latin emblem poems, each consisting of a motto (a proverb or other short enigmatic expression), a picture, and an epigrammatic text. Alciato's book was first published in 1531, and was expanded in various editions during the author's lifetime. It began a craze for emblem poetry that lasted for several centuries. Andreas Alciat was born on May 8, 1492 in Milan or nearby Alzate, the son of a prosperous merchant. He was a successful lawyer and university professor and lived at various times in Milan, Bologna, Avignon, and Paris. He died on January 12, 1550. Alciat's Liber Emblemata was the first of many emblem books that were the literary vogue in the 16th century. At this time interest in the newly rediscoved Egyptian hieroglyphics ran high among the educated and the emblem books were, in part, an attempt to define a pictographic language. Alciat compiled his first collection of emblems in 1522. The first printing was in 1531. It was reprinted no less than 130 times between 1532 and 1790. A photograph of this book can be sent on request.

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