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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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        Specimina Anatomica, cum clarriss. Doctissimorumque Virorum Epistolis aliquot & Testimoniis

      Arnoldus Leers Rotterdam: Arnoldus Leers, 1661. Hardcover. Very Good. 64mo - up to 3" tall. 27 pp., with three engravings. [Bound with:]___ Epistolica Dissertatio, Rotterdam, Joannis Naerani, 1659. 6 pp., with one engraving. [Bound with:]___ Epistola Apologetica. Rotterdam, Arnoldus Leers, 1661. 10 pp. [Bound with:]___ Omnibus verae Anatome Studiosis. Rotterdam, Joannem Naeranum, 1660. 4 pp. [And with:] MAJOR, Johannis. Historia Anatomica Calculorum. Lipsius, Johan-Ericus Hahnius, 1663. 14ff. 4to. [19.8 x 15.5]. Marbled paper over thin pine boards with some cracking, and a worm hole in the back continuing through the Major text. Lightly foxed throughout, with repaired tear to title page of Epistolica Disseratio. Major pamphlet browned. Annotations on inside covers, and owner inscriptions dated 1694 and 1699 by Andreas Smissaert, a Franciscan medical candidate in Brussels; Saint Hyacinth College and Seminary library stamp.Extremely rare group of anatomical pamphlets in first Latin edition by Lodewijk de Bils, a nobleman from Flanders, who advertised a method of turning bodies into transparent teaching tools preserved and embalmed in a wax-like substance. The sammelband includes his treatises on the gall-bladder (Epistolica Dissertatio) and on the dissection of a pair of siamese twins (Specimina Anatomica), as well as a letter (penned under another name) to his major detractor, Thomas Bartholinus, (Epistola Apologetica). The final work, Omnibus verae Anatome studiosis, refers to the specimen museum Bils planned to erect in Rotterdam using these methods, and the particular glands and veins he intends to display. The author published his method selectively as a form of investment prospectus: he hoped to raise money by subscription with a goal of twenty thousand pounds. Should he be successful, he promised not only to provide the details of this treatment to his investors, but also to embalm numerous specimens for the museum in the Rotterdam anatomy theater. "Investors above 25 guilders would have been offered a written description of the method of preparation and could also be trained in person if they chose to come to Rotterdam" (Margócsy). Bils did not himself read Latin, and as the Epistola Apologetica pamphlet suggests, his theories were often discredited. However, the fact that his works were translated from his native Dutch suggests that he did indeed create a demand and a somewhat lasting scholarly public for his innovative investigations. The fact that this particular volume contains only the Latin editions, and is annotated by a medical student some years after de Bils' death, reinforces this notion. As Daniel Margócsy has shown, the rage for anatomical preparates was only beginning in the Netherlands, and would be fed by the efforts of Frederik Ruysch, among others. De Bils' pamphlets were originally published in Dutch, generally the year before the Latin. Bound with the present sammelband is a contemporary anatomical text by Johannis Major, discussing several other 17th C authorities such as Johann Georg Schenck.All pamphlets at NLM; BL has the only comparable sammelband.* Dániel Margócsy "Advertising Cadavers in the Republic of Letters: Anatomical Publications inEarly Modern Netherlands," British Journal for the History of Science, (forthcoming).

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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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