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      1662. Fine. [ALLESTREE, Richard?]. THE GENTLEMAN'S CALLING. London, Printed by R. Norton for Timothy Garthwait, 1662. 12mo. [xxiv]176pp. +[4]ff. Second edition. Fine engraved frontispiece and title, with allegorical figures and scenes in architectural frames, dated 1660, the date of the first edition. With two additional plates of prophets. Allestree, a Royalist clergyman whose loyalty was rewarded at the Restoration with the post of Chaplain to the King, was also credited with authorship of the influential "The Whole Duty of Man" (London, Garthwait, 1658). Here the "Gentleman's calling" demands greater virtue because of his advantages. Internally fine in early panelled calf, uniformly darkened and abraded. (BL 1473.b.45).

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        La Monarchia di Spagna Crescente e Calante, in dialogo in forma di sogno. (segue) Istrutione agli ambasciatori che assisteranno nella corte di Roma per la maestà Catolica¿ (segue) Relatione di tutto ciò che passò tra il Pontefice Alesandro VII e la Maestà del Re Christianissimo, nell¿anno 1662. li 20. Agosto¿

      S.l.n.d., (dopo il 1662). - 12°- Pp. 106, 22, 160. Pelle coeva, dorso con 4 nervi, mancano le cuffie e piccola lacuna nella parte infer. del dorso. Buon esemplare genuino con qualche arrossamento e alone. Raccolta di 3 brevi componimenti a sfondo storico scritti da Gregorio Leti (Milano, 1630 ¿ Amsterdam, 1701), che trattano di episodi storici, interpretati e personalizzati da questo autore che fu, nella sua vita ribelle e randagia, un caustico censore del potere temporale della Chiesa cattolica. RARE EDIZIONI ORIGINALI. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An estimate of the degrees of mortality of mankind, drawn from curious tables of the births and funerals at the city of Breslaw; with an attempt to ascertain the price of annuities upon lives.London: Samuel Smith for the Royal Society, 1692/3. First edition.

      Exceptional copy (uncut, stitched as issued), of this hugely influential paper in the history of statistics, in which Halley produced the first life table based on sound demographic data, and gave the first correct calculation of annuities, using essentially the same methods that are still used today. "Halley's paper became of great importance to actuarial science... It is a singular proof of his versatility that he produced this seminal paper in a field rather far from his main interests" (Hald, p. 141).<br/><br/> Halley began by referring to John Graunt, who had published <i>Natural and Political Observations upon the Bills of Mortality</i> in 1662, in which he calculated rates of mortality for the City of London. Halley points out that the deductions from these Bills of Mortality were defective since there was 'accession of strangers to the City' which meant that the underlying population was not constant but increasing. <br/><br/> Halley therefore sought sources where the population was stationary, or, in his words, that the number of births and deaths were roughly the same. This appeared to be the case for Breslau (now the Polish city of Wroclaw). Breslau kept detailed records of births, deaths, and the ages of people when they died. In comparison, when Graunt published his work, the ages of deceased people were not recorded in London (and would not be recorded until the 18th century). Caspar Neumann, an important German minister in Breslau, sent some demographic records to Gottfried Leibniz who in turn sent them to the Royal Society in London. Halley analysed Neumann's data, which covered the years 1687-1691, and published the analysis in the <i>Philosophical Transactions</i> as the present paper. The Breslau data had the property that annual births were approximately equal to deaths, there was little migration in or out of the city, and age specific death rates were approximately constant; that is, Breslau had an approximately stationary population. After some adjustments and smoothing of the data, Halley produced a combined table of male and female survivors. <br/><br/> Halley made several observations and used his life table to exemplify those observations. First, Halley looked at his table from a military point of view (perhaps because Graunt had done the same thing in 1662) and calculated "the proportion of men able to bear arms." He computed the number of people between the ages of 18 and 56, divided by two to estimate the number of men, and expressed the latter number as a fraction of the entire population of 34,000 people. Halley's approximate answer was "9/34" or about .26 of the population. Second, Halley computed survival odds between ages, giving an example of "377 to 68 or 5.5 to 1" for a man age 40 living to age 47. Third, Halley computed "the age, to which it is an even wager that a person of the age proposed shall arrive before he die." That is, Halley calculated the median additional years of life. He gave an example for a 30 year old. There are 531 survivors at that age and half that many between ages 57 and 58. Therefore, Halley's median was between 27 and 28 years. Fourth, Halley mentioned that the price of term insurance "ought to be regulated," and its price related to the odds of survival. He pointed out that the odds of one year survival were "100 to 1 that a man of 20 dies not in a year, and but 38 to 1 for a man of 50 years of age." Finally, Halley calculated life annuities with a 6% discount rate and provided the expected present values. He also extended these calculations to the joint life annuity of two or three lives. <br/><br/> Although Halley had broad interests, demography and actuarial science were quite far afield from his main areas of study. Hald (p. 141) has speculated that Halley himself analysed these data because, as the editor of the <i>Philosophical Transactions</i>, he was concerned about the <i>Transactions</i> publishing an adequate number of quality papers. Apparently, by doing the work himself, he ensured that one more high quality paper would be published. <br/><br/> A. Hald, <i>History of Probability and Statistics and their Applications before 1750</i>, 2003 (see pp. 131-141 for a detailed analysis of Halley's paper).. Small 4to (240 x 187 mm), pp. 596-610 in Philosophical Transactions, Numb. 196, January 1692/3. Complete issue, uncut, stitched as issued (pp. 579-622). Very rare survival in completely original state

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        The Saints Everlasting Rest, or, A Treatise of the Blessed State of the Saints in their Enjoyment of God in Glory

      London, Printed for Francis Tyton & Jane Underhill..., 1662. [30], 284, [4], 285-836, [3] p.; 21 cm. Title continues: wherein is shewed its excellency and certainty, the misery of those that lose it, the way to attain it, and assurance of it, and how to live in the continual delightful foretasts of it, by the help of meditation. Written by the author of his own use, in the time of his languishing, when God took him off from all publike imployment, and afterwards preached in his weekly lecture, by Richard Baxter... The ninth edition, revised by the author. First published 1650, this book of great piety is also a masterpiece of English prose. The title-page has two inscriptions, "Tho Corker His Book London 1663" and "Ruth Corker." Wing B1391. Handsomely bound in full leather with gilt spine by Dragonfly Bindery. Stock#OB645 oversize.

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        Wederlegginge der Sociniaensche Dwalingen, Uyt-gegeven, Na voosgaende Visitatie en Approbatie des E. Classis [Three Volumes in One].

      Amsteldam: Baltes Boeckholt, en Arent van den Heuvel, boeckverkoopers, in compagnie, 1662.. [16], 200, [4], [8], 287, [3], [2], [10], 263, [5] pp. [pp. 5-12 skipped in pagination in v. 3]. 8vo. Contemporary vellum, embossed in blind, ribbon ties. Nieuwlijcks door den autheur vermeerdert en verbetert (Third edition). Bibliographia Sociniana 4409. Anti Socinian work by the Calvinist theologian Petrus de Witte (1622-1669), pastor of the Reformed Church, first, at Hoorn in Weot Friesland; secondly, at Delft; and finally at Leyden, and author of the popular much reprinted "Catechizing upon the Heidelberg Catechism." First published with a slighlty different title in Delf in 1655, the work went through two more editons, a second in 1858-1861, and this, the third, a year later. OCLC shows nine copies, all but one in the Netherlands. A good copy, split at top half of front joint, boards soiled, engraved title with small repair affecting image and one letter on verso, first few leaves a bit ragged at edges with small chips to corners, light dampstain mainly to fore edge or corner of leaves.

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        Le Prince de Paix

      Mons - Roche 1662 - An early exploration of the life of Jesus, containing speeches and prayers. Written by Father Floeur, priest of the Oratory and doctor of theology. With deorative head and tailpieces. In French and Latin. With bookplate of Mary Barbara Hales to front pastedown. Mary Barbara Felicite Hales was the granddaughter of Madame de Morlaincourt. Condition: In a full vellum binding. Externally rubbed, with some wear to the extremities and to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Front hinge strained but firm. Pages have some scattered light spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ginipedia overo avvertimenti civili per donna nobile.

      Subject: (Cosmesi, Gastronomia, ecc.). Bologna, per gli HH. del Dozza, 1662, 8vo piena pergamena coeva, titolo manoscritto al dorso, pp. (44)-597. Paleari, 525 per altre ediz. Tra i capitoli: Del ricevere visite di cavalieri e d?altri personaggi, Del trattare con le serve; D? colori e loro significati; Dell?acconciatura del capo; Della bellezza; Degli occhi; Dei giuochi pi? praticabili nelle vegghie; Guanti e loro pregi; Mangiare a? banchetti, del ritrovarsi a feste da ballo, Del ritrovarsi alle comedie & altrio spettacoli, ecc.

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        Document Signed. 1662 privy seal warrant issued to future Jamaican privateer and Speaker of the Jamaica House of Assembly, Sir Thomas Whetstone

      [Southampton House, England], 21 april 1662. (JAMAICA, PRIVATEERS) 4to. 1 bifolium, (11-3/4 x 8-1/4 in.), accomplished entirely in manuscript. Docketed verso: "Sr Tho. Whetstones warrant for £100 out of the privy seals dormant. [indistinct initials follow].". Former fold lines, per usual; some surface soil to recto of document; heavy surface soil to verso of integral cognate; small perimeter chips and light distress. See ODNB; Marley, Pirates of the Americas, pp. 399-405 . According to David F. Marley&#39;s Pirates of the Americas, Sir Thomas Whetstone (1630/31-1668?) was a nephew of Oliver Cromwell "reduced from a Commonwealth naval Commodore into an impoverished West Indian rover, before dying in Spanish hands." Whetstone is described by ODNB as a naval officer and adventurer and a son of the favorite sister of the protectorate. Through nepotism per the protector&#39;s "misplaced patronage" Whetsone quickly rose through the naval ranks. He ascended from a volunteer on Penn&#39;s flagship in the 1654 expedition to Hispaniola, was given command of a ship on the return voyage home, and eventually commanded a squadron cruising the waters between Malta and Crete. Whetsone soon became a man of questionable integrity. He flouted orders, sold grain seriously needed to sustain the fleet for his own profit, quarreled with officers and, in general, showed high levels of insolence, incompetence, and dallied onshore, avoiding naval duties. Cromwell&#39;s death changed Whetstone&#39;s fortunes. When it became apparent to political forces that his usefulness as a pawn to control the naval fleet was insignificant, Whetsone returned to England at the restoration, impoverished and spent. By 1661 he was in a debtor&#39;s jail in Marshalsea where he became a royal nuisance by "bombarding" the government for employment and begging relatives for money. Finally, to put this embarrassment out of harm&#39;s way, the King agreed in April 1662 to give Whetstone £100 and to establish him as a Jamaican planter. The money was considered "royal bounty for his encouragement in settling a plantation in the Isle of Jamaica." Additionally, Whetsone was given twelve indentured men to help him establish a foothold in the New World. Here, then, is the material evidence that propels Whetstone towards his destiny in the West Indies. The document is signed "T. Southampton" by Sir Lawrence Tanfield, Earl of Southampton, Keeper of the Privy Seal. Addressed to and directing Sir Robert Pye, auditor of the exchequer, and indicating that he is to give Sir Thomas Whetstone £100 "- as of his Majesty&#39;s free gift for his incouragement [sic] in settling a plantation in the Island of Jamaica." With this document, a new chapter in Whetstone&#39;s life opened upon his arrival in Jamaica in 1662. As Marley notes, Whetstone&#39;s first actions in the West Indies was not to become a sedentary planter, but to be a privateer. With an Indian crew he began operating and raiding off the Cuban coast. Then, personally providing recent intelligence to the infamous Sir Christopher Myngs (1625-1666), an English admiral and pirate whose riotous atrocities with his buccaneers were legendary, Whetstone joined in Myngs&#39; 1662 sacking of Santiago de Cuba. Myngs was hated by the Spanish and famed for his unbridled cruelty. His atrocities next year in 1663 with pirates Henry Morgan and Abraham Blauvelt would alarm and forced King Charles II to call for a moratorium on further attacks. In the same year, Whetstone was likewise endeavoring: on record as commander of a 7-gun Spanish prize, manned by sixty souls, and noted as one of the "private ships of war belonging to Jamaica." In addition to his exploits at sea, Whetsone was heavily involved with the arrest and deposal of the Jamaican Speaker of Assembly, Samuel Long, on charges of treason in 1664. By 1666, Whetsone himself became Speaker of the Jamaica House of Assembly. Circa this period, he was captured by the Spanish on Providencia Island, carried as a prisoner to Portobelo, and then force-marched to Panama City where he was tossed in the dungeon. So angry were the Spanish at Whetstone&#39;s piratical depredations, the Governor Juan Perez de Guzman wrote to Madrid blaming the man for planning "all the damage done on these coasts." Whetsone died in Spanish captivity in 1667

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        Wagriae, Pars Septentrionalis cum praefectura Cismar et Oldenburgh. Altkolor. Kupferstichkarte von J. Mejer bei Blaeu. Amsterdam, 1662. 42 x 61 cm.,

      1662 - Gutes Exemplar mit prächtigem Altkolorit.- Zeigt die nördliche Hälfte der Landschaft Wagrien zwischen Bornhöved, Süsel, Landkirchen/Fehmarn und Kieler Förde.- Am oberen Rand Titelkartusche mit Dedikation von Johannes Mejer, flankiert von Insetplänen der Städte Heiligenhafen und Lütjenburg. Am linken unteren Kartenrand zwei weitere Insetpläne der Städte Preetz und Plön. Unten rechts Kartusche mit Insetplan von Neustadt und Erklärungen.- Im weißen Außenrand (ca. 1 cm) hinterlegt. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Vers du Ballet Royal dansé par leurs maiestez entre les Actes de la grande Tragedie de l&#39;Hercule Amoureux. Avec la Traduction du Prologue, & des Argumens de chaque Acte

      Paris: Robert Ballard. 1662. Small quarto. Full polished mid-tan calf with decorative spine in compartments gilt, dark red leather title label gilt, boards with gilt- ruled edges with decorative bird-like motif at corners, inner dentelles gilt. 1f. (title with woodcut device), pp. 3-7 (prologue), 51[!52] pp. With named cast lists for each of 18 entrées for Cavalli&#39;s Ercole amante. & & With fine woodcut headpiece and large decorative woodcut initial to prologue; occasional decorative initials and woodcut head- and tailpieces throughout. & & Binding somewhat worn, rubbed and bumped; hinges and joints cracking; small portion of lower spine lacking. Somewhat browned and foxed; some leaves trimmed just affecting tailpieces or signature designation in a few instances; small hole to pp. 29/30 just affecting text . First Edition. Malkin 9.1. Magriel p. 139. Slin p. 296. Not in Derra de Moroda.& & L&#39;Hercule Amoreux, a ballet with music by Lully, marked the occasion of the marriage of Louis XIV to Maria Theresa of Spain; it was first performed in Paris at the Tuileries on February 7, 1662.& & "This opera-ballet... was doubtless the most brilliant of all the festivities organized in honor of the king&#39;s marriage. The performance, before an immense crowd which filled the new theatre to capacity, lasted for six hours... But the magnificence of the new theatre, the extraordinary boldness of the machines and decorations, the numerous and sudden changes of scenes, and the sumptuousness of the costumes kept the audience in a constant state of excitement. They paid very little attention to the opera itself, but the ballet entries, particularly the one in which the king and queen danced together, surrounded by the most illustrious representatives of the nobility, threw them into ecstasy... The complete spectacle is a very happy fusion of two genres producting what we may call a &#39;court-opera-ballet&#39; in which the subjects of the ballet entries are closely related to the subject of the opera. The work is the result of the collaboration of at least six people: Camille Lillius wrote the Prologue, Buti wrote the libretto, Cavalli composed the music of the opera, Benserade devised the ballet entries and wrote the Vers, Lully composed the music of the ballet entries, and Gaspare Vigarani invented the machines." Silin: Benserade and his Ballets de Cour, p. 301.& & Ercole amante ("Hercules in Love"), an opera in a prologue and five acts by Francesco Cavalli to a libretto by Francesco Buti after Ovid&#146;s Metamorphoses, was commissioned by Cardinal Mazarin to mark the occasion of the wedding of Louis XIV to Maria Theresa of Spain. Cavalli (1602-1676) "was the most performed, and perhaps the most representative, composer of opera in the quarter-century after Monteverdi and was a leading figure, as both composer and performer, in Venetian musical life." Thomas Walker in Grove online& & A French poet, librettist and playwright, "[Benserade&#39;s] art of telling the truth about society people with elegance and dexterity was not only appreciated by the salons and developed in all the current poetic genres &#150; epigrams, madrigals, rondeaux, enigmas, portraits and epitaphs &#150; but was peculiarly suited to the court ballet. Benserade&#39;s popularity coincided with Louis XIV&#39;s career as a dancer of some talent, and between 1651 and 1669, when the king retired from the stage, Benserade wrote verses for 23 royal ballets." Margaret M. McGowan in Grove online

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        Sculptura: Or the history and art of chalcography and engraving in copper

      J. C. for G. Beedle and T. Collins London: J. C. for G. Beedle, and T. Collins, 1662. First Mezzotint Published in England?The Fairfax Murray Copy Evelyn, John (1620-1706). Sculptura: Or the history, and art of chalcography and engraving in copper to which is annexed a new manner of engraving, or mezzo tinto, communicated by his Highness Prince Rupert to the author of this treatise. 8vo. [32], 148, [3, advertisement]pp. Engraved frontispiece by A. Hertochs after Evelyn, engraving on p. 121, folding mezzotint by Prince Rupert of the Rhine (1619-82). London: J. C. for G. Beedle, T. Collins and J. Crook, 1662. 168 x 106 mm. Contemporary panelled calf, gilt, rebacked, endpapers renewed. Light wear at spine. Light spotting and browning, offsetting on title from frontispiece, title-page with two horizontal rules in ink made at an early date. The Charles Fairfax Murray copy, with his bookplate; bookplate, duplicate stamp and perforated stamp (on leaf A2) of the Library of Congress; formerly owned by Leonard B. Schlosser (acquired via Marlborough Rare Books from his sale, Sotheby?s New York, 18 June 1992, lot 456); bookplate of Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow. The Fairfax Murray Copy of the First Edition of the First Book to Announce the Mezzotint Process, and containing the First Mezzotint published in England. This first English mezzotint, known as ?The Head of the Executioner,? was executed by Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Charles II?s cousin, who had brought the mezzotint technique with him when he settled in England after the Restoration of the English monarchy in 1660. From Evelyn?s diary and papers preserved in the British Library we know that Evelyn first learned of the mezzotint technique from Rupert on 24 February 1661. A few weeks later, under the date 13 March 1660/1, Evelyn wrote in his diary that ?This afternoon Prince Rupert shew?d me with his owne hands the new way of graving call?d mezzo tinto, which afterwards by his permission I publish?d in my History of Chalcography; this set so many artists on worke that they soone arriv?d to that perfection it is since come, emulating the tenderest miniatures? (quoted in Keynes, p. 116). Although Evelyn mistakenly credited Rupert with the invention of mezzotint, the prince actually learned the technique from Ludwig von Siegen, a German officer who invented the mezzotint process in the 1640s (Evelyn corrected the error in his Numismata [1697]). It was through John Evelyn and his Sculptura that the mezzotint process came to be highly regarded as a technique for the graphic arts in England. However, Rupert and Evelyn conspired to keep details of the process secret, lest it be ?prostituted? at too cheap a rate. Complete copies with the mezzotint are rare, since the print was often removed from the volume by print collectors. This copy was once in the collection of Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), the noted English painter, dealer, collector, benefactor and art historian. Keynes, Evelyn 33. Wing E-3513. Wax, The Mezzotint: History and Technique (1990), pp. 21-22.

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        Insula Hvaena, sive Venusia, a Guiljelmo Blaeu cum sub Tychone Astronomiae operam daret, illustrata.

      (Amsterdam, ca 1662). 40x51,5 cm. Kobberstukket kort over øen Hven i fuld original håndkoloring og med flere detaljer i guld, bl.a. globen i kartouchen, på Uranieborg og på kompasrosen.. Yderst velbevaret eksemplar med brede marginer og latisnke tekst på bagsiden med beskrivelsen af Hven (Hvena).. Kortet blev udgivet af Johan Blaeu i hans store atlas efter faderens tegning, som han udfærdigede under besøget på Tycho Brahes's Hven i årene 1595-96. Kortet er efter alt at dømme det første triangulerede kort overhovedet, og er sandsynligvis det allerførste kort udfærdiget af Blaeu

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        Iutia, olim Cimbrica Chersonesus.

      Kort over Jylland og Slesvig. [Udgivet af Johannes Blaeu]. Kobberstik. 44 x 58 cm. Konturkoloreret. Latinsk tekst på bagsiden. Papirmål : 52,5 x 62 cm. Med vertikal fold som ved udgivelsen [Amsterdam ca. 1662]. - Et fint koloreret eksemplar af Blaeus "Det liggende Jylland". Bagsideteksten kan svagt skimtes gennem papiret.. Johannes Blaeu (1596-1673) havde i mere end 20 år været en af Nederlandenes førende kortforlæggere, da han satte kronen på værket med udgivelsen af "Atlas Maior". Dette atlas med ialt ca. 600 landkort udsendtes i årene 1658 til 1672 i 5 forskellige udgaver : Med latinsk tekst i 11 bind, med fransk tekst i 12 bind, med hollandsk tekst i 9 bind, med tysk tekst i 9 bind og med spansk tekst i 10 bind. Nærværende kobberstik er fra den latinske udgave af "Atlas Maior"

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        Lalandia, Falstria, et Mona, Insulæ in Mari Balthico. Joannes Blaeu excudit.

      Kort over Lolland, Falster og Møn i det Baltiske Hav. Udgivet af Johannes Blaeu. Kobberstik. 40 x 53 cm. Konturkoloreret. Latinsk tekst på bagsiden. Papirmål : 55 x 65 cm. Med vertikal midterfold som ved udgivelsen [Amsterdam ca. 1662]. - Meget velbevaret eksemplar med en kolorering af højeste klasse. Nogle byer markeret med guld.. Johannes Blaeu (1596-1673) havde i mere end 20 år været en af Nederlandenes førende kortforlæggere, da han satte kronen på værket med udgivelsen af "Atlas Maior". Dette atlas med ialt ca. 600 landkort udsendtes i årene 1658 til 1672 i 5 forskellige udgaver : Med latinsk tekst i 11 bind, med fransk tekst i 12 bind, med hollandsk tekst i 9 bind, med tysk tekst i 9 bind og med spansk tekst i 10 bind. Nærværende kobberstik er fra den latinske udgave af "Atlas Maior"

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        Basilika. The Works of King Charles the Martyr: Volume I

      London: James Flesher for R. Royston, 1662. First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. Folio. Volume I (of 2). (16),120,(2),198,(2),199-458,(1)pp. Engraved title and frontispiece, 2 double-page engraved plates. Four early pages printed in blak with red rules; and several pages o the Trial transcript in black and red. Contemporary paneled calf in &#39;Cambridge&#39; style, nicely rebacked in calf with raised bands and red leather lettering label, gilt. Some light dampstaining in upper margins else a very good copy. With the signature of William Morgan of oxford dated 1682 on a preliminary blank. Wing C0275. Madan 65. ESTC R9377.

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        The Grand Abridgment of the Law Continued, Or, a Collection of the

      1662. Hughes, William. The Grand Abridgment of the Law Continued. Or, A Collection of the Principal Cases and Points of the Common-Law of England, Contained in All the Reports Extant, From the First of Elizabeth, to this present Time, By Way of Common-Place. A Work Very Usefull for All Students and Practitioners in the Law. With Two Tables, The One Containing the Names of the Cases, The Other, Of the Matter of Every of the Said Cases. Published in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Our Soveraign Lord Charles the Second, King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, &c. London: Printed by J.S. for Henry Twyford, George Sawbridge, Thomas Dring, and John Place, 1660-1662. 3 Volumes; with Appendix, in 3 books. Main text in double columns. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, rebacked in period style with raised bands, lettering pieces and gilt ornaments. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and lightly worn. Light toning, offsetting to margins of preliminaries and endleaves. Annotations to endleaves, interior otherwise clean. An appealing set. * Sole edition. Hughes, a barrister of Gray&#39;s Inn, conceived this abridgement as a continuation of a continuation of Robert Brooke&#39;s Graunde Abridgement of English case reports (first edition 1573). "These volumes embrace but a short period, and the work is a mere supplement to the earlier Abridgments, but it is a good authority.": Marvin, Legal Bibliography (1847) 402. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:19 (15).

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        Northfolcia; Norfolke

      Amsterdam, 1662. Copper engraving, 38.5 x 50.5 cms, with original hand-colour, marginal spotting, Spanish text to verso. From &#147;the rarest edition of Blaeu&#146;s Large Atlases&#148;: only ten of the proposed eleven volumes were completed and issued in a limited quantity between 1658 and the the 1672 fire, which brought work on the final volume to a halt.

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        Monumethensis Comitatus

      Amsterdam, 1662. Copper engraving, 39 x 50.5 cms, original hand-colour, Severn Estuary, Spanish text on verso. From &#147;the rarest edition of Blaeu&#146;s Large Atlases&#148;: only ten of the proposed eleven volumes were completed and issued in a limited quantity between 1658 and the the 1672 fire, which brought work on the final volume to a halt.

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        Basilika. The Works of King Charles the Martyr: Volume I,

      James Flesher for R. Royston, London 1662 - Folio. Volume I (of 2). (16),120,(2),198,(2),199-458,(1)pp. Engraved title and frontispiece, 2 double-page engraved plates. Four early pages printed in blak with red rules; and several pages o the Trial transcript in black and red. Contemporary paneled calf in 'Cambridge' style, nicely rebacked in calf with raised bands and red leather lettering label, gilt. Some light dampstaining in upper margins else a very good copy. With the signature of William Morgan of oxford dated 1682 on a preliminary blank. Wing C0275. Madan 65. ESTC R9377. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L&#39; apocalypse de Meliton. Ou Revelation des mysteres cenobitiques / par Meliton

      A Saint Leger : Chez Noel & Iaques Chartier., M. DC. LXII, 1662. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description [12], 259, [5] p. ; 12°. Notes "C&#39;est un extrait des differents ecrits de Camus ... et en particulier de sa Reponse aux Entretiens d&#39;Hermodore."--Michaud. &#39;Meliton&#39; is a pseud. for Claude Pithoys. Signatures: *6 A-K¹² L-M6 (M6 blank). Subject Monasticism and religious orders - Early works to 1800. Other names Camus, Jean-Pierre, 1584-1652. Language; French. Very good bound in contemporary limp vellum over bevelled boards; the title applied in ink (manuscript) to the upper spine. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        The Saints Everlasting Rest, or, A Treatise of the Blessed State of the Saints in their Enjoyment of God in Glory

      London, Printed for Francis Tyton & Jane Underhill..., 1662. [30], 284, [4], 285-836, [3] p.; 21 cm. Title continues: wherein is shewed its excellency and certainty, the misery of those that lose it, the way to attain it, and assurance of it, and how to live in the continual delightful foretasts of it, by the help of meditation. Written by the author of his own use, in the time of his languishing, when God took him off from all publike imployment, and afterwards preached in his weekly lecture, by Richard Baxter... The ninth edition, revised by the author. First published 1650, this book of great piety is also a masterpiece of English prose. The title-page has two inscriptions, "Tho Corker His Book London 1663" and "Ruth Corker." Wing B1391. Handsomely bound in full leather with gilt spine by Dragonfly Bindery. Stock#OB645 oversize.

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        Nautical Manuscript Document Linked to Tobacco, Slavery, and the Calvert Barons - Maryland&#39;s Founding Family

      1662. Long Island Point, Baltimore, Maryland, 1662. Signed Manuscript note penned for Captain Miles Cooke by the ship&#39;s purser William Gordon, whilst on Cooke&#39;s ship &#39;The Maryland Merchant&#39; having returned from a tobacco trade voyage, granting permission to Captain Isaac Tully to disembark the vessel. Single leaf, laid watermarked paper, written recto only, measuring approximately 21 x 14 cm. Creasing, mild foxing, otherwise very good condition, noteworthy for its age and time at sea. Protocol such as this requisition for boarding or disembarking a vessel was common practice at the time. Addressed to Capt. Isaac Tully Esq., the note reads as follows: "Sir, Upon application made by Capt. Cooke You are hereby permitted to come on shore till further Order I am Sir with penonal esteem Your humble servt. William Gordon [To:] Capt. Isaac Tully Esq. Saturday, 5 oClock P.M." Captain Miles Cooke was a British Rear-Admiral, involved for several years as Merchant in Trans-Atlantic trade between England and the Province of Maryland, which was then a proprietary colony of the English Lord Baltimore. Cooke&#39;s ship was named &#39;The Maryland Merchant". In 1672 Cooke was discharged from some seafaring business in which Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, was also implicated pending either the verdict of another trial or the state of his vessel. Cooke died four years later in 1676. Resident of Rediffe, Surrey, on 26 February 1661 Captain Miles Cooke married Dorothy Underwood, of Whitechapel, Middlesex. Together they lived in Talbot County, Maryland at "Cooke&#146;s Hope", which had been granted to him in 1659, and was located next to Thomas Hutchinson, tanner, of Talbot Co., Maryland. Cooke was granted the land in the same year that he seized the St. George of Bantry. In 1682 John Edmondson, merchant to Thomas Hutchinson, bought under the seal of Samuel Cooke, heir of Miles Cook and the seals of Henry and William Coursey, attorneys for the widow of Miles Cook, 200 acres called "Cookes Mannor." Captain Isaac Tully was also involved in the trade, and in despatching letters and goods between Calvert family members between the UK and America. As seen in the Calvert papers, held by the Maryland Historical Society, Cooke and Tully worked hand in hand, most likely the latter employed by the former. Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore (1637-1715), (grandson of George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore, founder of Maryland) was governor of Maryland from 1661 to 1676, and inherited the colony in 1675 upon the death of his father, then becoming second proprietor. He was heavily involved in trying to mend the growing economic problems of Maryland&#39;s tobacco industry, working directly with merchants such as Cooke. His legacy also entails an injurious decision which perpetuated long-standing slavery. Following are excerpts from letters by the latter mentioned Charles Calvert to his father, Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, endorsed by Captain Miles Cooke, published in &#39;The Calvert Papers, Issues 28-30" which illuminate a voyage and subsequent scandal regarding a shipment of inferior tobacco in 1662, involving the two parties, Cooke and Tully.. Signed.

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        Wederlegginge der Sociniaensche Dwalingen, Uyt-gegeven, Na voosgaende Visitatie en Approbatie des E. Classis [Three Volumes in One]

      Amsteldam: Baltes Boeckholt, en Arent van den Heuvel, boeckverkoopers, in compagnie, 1662. Nieuwlijcks door den autheur vermeerdert en verbetert (Third edition). Contemporary vellum, embossed in blind, ribbon ties. A good copy, split at top half of front joint, boards soiled, engraved title with small repair affecting image and one letter on verso, first few leaves a bit ragged at edges with small chips to corners, light dampstain mainly to fore edge or corner of leaves. 8vo. Anti Socinian work by the Calvinist theologian Petrus de Witte (1622-1669), pastor of the Reformed Church, first, at Hoorn in Weot Friesland; secondly, at Delft; and finally at Leyden, and author of the popular much reprinted "Catechizing upon the Heidelberg Catechism." First published with a slighlty different title in Delf in 1655, the work went through two more editons, a second in 1858-1861, and this, the third, a year later. OCLC shows nine copies, all but one in the Netherlands. Bibliographia Sociniana 4409.

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        Metamorphosis et Historia Naturalis Insectorum Vol I. & II

      Medioburgi [Middleburgh]: Jacobum Fierensium, 1662 An extremely rare early work on the metamorphosis of insects. Jan Goedart originally wrote in Dutch and these 2 volumes are the first published translations of his work. Vol I is hand coloured. Vol I was translated by Johannis de Mey and Vol II by Paul Veezaerdt. A third volume was published after his death. Goedart set up, observed and documented a series of &#39;experiments&#39; which showed that insects change their appearance - and that the egg, the caterpillar and the butterfly can be the same animal rather than spontaneously appearing. These 2 volumes are in what appears to be contemporary full leather. They are not matching but they have been recently repaired to reback the spine on Vol I and and provide a new spine to Vol II, and they have matching title labels. Vol I is an exceptionally rare hand coloured copy. With title page in red and black inks and with scorpion design; hand coloured decorative title page; preface with decorative initial capital 15pp; Commentary by W Quirinus R 3pp; dedication by Joannis de May with decorative heraldic design 8pp; half title; text and plates 236pp. With 63 plates - occasionally separately numbered images on the same plate. The binding has raised bands and the remains of gilt tooling on the spine and some gilt bordering to the boards. It is sound but with scuffing and wear. Internally the volume is in very good condition. There is a little age browning, the odd spot and nibbled page edge, but the plate colouring is bright, and the text clear and clean. Vol II published by Jacobum Fierensium and Johannem Martinum in 1667 in Middleburgh, has plain plates. These are not as decorative to look at, but do show the fine quality of the engravings. With title page with scorpion design and the signature of Simon Blenckarns written across the design. Small stamp of Janson and Sons at the base of the reverse of the title page. Introduction by Paul Veezaerdt 25pp; preface 3pp; note by F v Kuel 1p; text and plates 259pp. With 42 plain plates. The binding has raised bands to the spine and is plain with 2 blind stamped lines on the boards. It is in poorer condition than Vol I, with more wear to corners where there is some loss. The paper quality is poorer and there is a lot of browning to text pages and occasional loss from page edges. Occasional spotting.

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        Sententie gepronuncieert den 25 jan. 1662 tot Amsterdam iegens Isaac Coeymans, Koopman burger der selver stadt

      Rotterdam: Floris Willemsen, 1662. (DUTCH WEST INDIA COMPANY) 4to. 7 pp. Sewn. Slightly age-darkened, but sound. Asher 315 . A very rare pamphlet related to the Dutch West India Company and its settlements in Guinea, offering a glimpse of the growing competition among European powers for the slave trade between West Africa and the West Indies. Competition was particularly sharp between the powerful Dutch West India Company and the Danish African Company, which had also recently established settlments in Guinea. Against this background emerges the strange story of one Isaac Coymans, an Amsterdam merchant who plotted to murder the settlers of a Dutch colony and turn it over to the Danish Crown. He was tried and convicted, and this rare pamphlet publishes the sentence of the court: Coymans was imprisoned for six years, banished for life from the 7 Dutch Provinces, and fined 20,000 florins. It is rare: OCLC locates only one copy in the United States (Harvard)

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        A Book of the Names - of all parishes, market towns, villages, hamlets, and smallest places in England and Wales : alphabetically set down as they be in every shire, with the names of the hundreds in which they are etc

      London: Printed by M S for Tho: Jenner, [Thomas Jenner]. 1662. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. H Full Panelled Calf. Very Good. [revised edition of A direction for the English traviller] 197 [i.e. 196] pp., [4] leaves. 37 engraved thumbnail maps in the text. Engraved title for &#39;A Direction for the English Traviller&#39; A nice clean copy of this early gazetteer, lacking the folding tables (no Yorkshire map). Bound in a modern speckled panel calf, with a red morocco title label. Very good. 102b

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        A concordance to the Holy Scriptures : with the various readings both in text and margine : in a more exact method then [sic] hath hitherto been extant / by S.N

      Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] : Printed by John Field ..., 1662. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description; [729] p. Note; Earlier editions have title: A large and complete concordance to the Bible in English. Subjects; Bible - Concordances - Early works to 1800. Referenced by: Wing N925. Signatures: pi² a² B-5A4. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        BUCKINGHAM Both Shyre and Shire towne describ

      Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain. Roger Rea., 1662-1665, English edition.. Copper engraving. Later colour. Good condition. Cut close at left and right hand sides, but enough added margin for mounting and framing. Top margin strengthened. A closed tear (3 inches), runs from the bottom up to the shield of Thomas of Wodstoke on the right. This has an old repair, and is scarcely noticeable. Size: 50 x 38 cm. (19½ x 15 inches) A beautiful map of Buckinghamshire from Speed&#39;s Theatre. Inset plans of the market towns of Buckingham and Redding, the latter being a strange choice given that it lies in the county of Berkshire - an indication that the other market towns in Buckinghamshire were not large or prosperous. Embellished with cartouches, cherubs and coats of arms belonging to the titled families of the county. Decorated scale at bottom with dividers above, and compass rose to the right.

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        Principe Perfecto y Ministros Ajustados. Documentos politicos y morales. En Emblemas

      Lyon: en Leon de Francia, a costa de Horacio Boissat y George Remeus, 1662. 4to.; 21 hs., 184 pp. + 56 pp. + 56 pp. + 111 pp. Con 80 emblemas grabados, al comienzo de cada capítulo. Ejemplar falto de portada. Amplios márgenes y buen estado de conjunto. Encuadernación de época en piel, ligeramente fatigada. Uno de los textos políticos mas interesantes del Siglo de Oro. La presente es la tercera impresión, idéntica a la segunda de 1661, a excepción de la dedicatoria, esta vez dirigida a Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, Patriarca de las Indias, de quien Mendo era Capellán.

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        Collection of Several Philosophical Writings of Dr. Henry More

      James Flesher, London, 1662. Second Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Full early paneled calf, heavily worn at the corners, front board detached, weakening in spots, old seminary library spine label and bookplate. Title page in red and black, detached and worn at edges with an old ownership signature, browning, a few ink stains. Internally very good - a few minor finger smudges in margins and a handful of pencil marks to the text. & & Contains:& & Antidote against Atheism& Appendix to the Said Antidote& Enthusiasmus Triumphatus& Letters to Des-Cartes& Immortality of the Soul& Conjectura Cabbalistica& & More (1614-1687) was a Cambridge Platonist who was "notable as a rationalist theologian who tried to use the details of the mechanical philosophy, as developed by René Descartes, Robert Boyle and others, to establish the existence of immaterial substance, or spirit and, therefore, God." (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Conjectura Cabbalistica, notionally based on the Jewish Cabbala, contains More&#39;s digressions on the extinction of the sun, conflagration of the world, genies, animal spirits, and Thomas Hobbes. & & Each section with a separate title and pagination. Size: Quarto (4to). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Philosophy; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041271. .

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        The History of the Worthies of England.

      London: Printed by J.G.W.L. and W.G. 1662 . First Edition [with the Index also in 1st. edition] Folio, engr. portrait by D. Loggan, + 3 leaves (title, Dedication, To the Reader) + 494 leaves (text) + 6 leaves (Index), light waterstain on title some foxing (occasionally heavy) and browning throughout (as usual), otherwise a very good copy, bound in full antique-style calf, 3-line fillet borders in blind, morocco label on spine. The pagination in this work is exceedingly erratic, and the signatures are not much better. For example sigs. E and K are only 3 leaves, Rr, Ss, and Zzz[z] are not required at all, and many others are 2 leaves instead of 4. A very full collation, both by signature and by pagination, is given by Strickland Gibson with which the present copy has been carefully compared. It is warranted complete. Some copies contain an index which was first printed by Olive Payne in 1737 on 6 leaves [as in the present copy], and reprinted by W. Pickering on 5 leaves c. 1825 "The Worthies is among other things a dictionary of national biography, a series of county histories, a topographical and historical gazetteer, a guide-book, and a dictionary of proverbs..... Fuller was conscientious, according to his light, in trying to check authorities. Besides, he jogged indefatigably about the country to inspect public records, manuscripts, places, and buildings, and to question natives and surviving relatives... The Worthies is a lineal descendant of the mediaeval encyclopedias. Apart from the lists of sheriffs and gentry, we skip at our risk, for Fuller's best goods may be under the counter. Thus we read, to the greater glory of God, about the Vicar of Bray; the use of malt to make drink in Derbyshire ('a master-piece indeed'); the marriage customs of Lapland; Devonshire strawberries and cream; the Dunmow flitch...." [D.Bush: English Literature in the Earlier 17th. Century. O.U.P. 1945.] "But it is of persons that he [Fuller] writes most delightfully. His anecdotes are full of lightning sketches of Elizabethan and Jacobean characters caught off their guard...." [W. Addison: Worthy Doctor Fuller. ] A rich fund of information and anecdote, still entertaining today, Fuller's Worthies is the unacknowledged source of a surprising number of phrases and fables current to this day, perhaps the most famous being the story of Sir Walter Raleigh laying down his cloak for Queen Elizabeth. Fuller is credited with coining the word 'biographist' to describe himself. Wing F 2440Gibson, Strickland (editor): Bibliography of...Thomas Fuller in Papers of Oxford. Bib. Soc. 1935 vol. IV pp.63-162Pforzheimer cat. 391

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        Difiniciones de la Orden y Cavalleria de Alcantara con la Historia y Origen de Ella

      1662 [colophon 1663]. Madrid. Diego Diaz de la Carrera. In 4to. Contemporary full vellum, spine lettered in ink, recased, very nicely done, endpapers renewed, very attractive binding. A remarkably fresh and clean copy, only a few leaves browned, else a perfect copy. Second edition. Engraved title page with portrait of Phillip II by Pedro de Villafranca. One of the most important Chivalry Orders of Spain, the Order of Alc?ara was founded in 1154 in Leon under the name of Orden de San Juli?de Pereiro. It´s history is deeply linked to that of the Muslims in Spain. In the early 13th century, the defense of the city of Alc?ara was passed on from Calatrava to the recently founded Order of San Juli?by Alphonse IX. The relevance of this Orders &ndash;along with that of Santiago and Calatrava-, is mainly military, this, because the middle ages lacked of standing armies and this Orders provided that. In fact, the constant defense of cities from the Muslims was usually provided by these Orders. Bound &ndash;as often- with Privilegia Militae Sancti Iuliani de Pereiro. The Orders, besides the obvious military character, also were Religious Orders, and amongst their goals, the preservation and defense of the Christian faith was found. Illustrated with an oval portrait of Phillip II on title page and a full page image of the Virgin. Salva, 1590.

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        De Homine

      Peter Leffen and Francis Moyard, Leyden 1662 - FIRST EDITION of the first textbook of physiology. With 10 engraved plates; with 2 lift-up flaps on plate depicting the heart, but without flap on plate of the brain (as usual); numerous full-page and text engravings and woodcuts. Inscribed on title to Mart. Christian Sweerts, "ex dono Autoris". The "author" in this case is most likely the translator Schuyl. Small quarto, contemporary vellum. Remnants of old stamp on title, occasional very light browning to margins. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hertforida Comitatus, vernacule Hertfordshire

      [Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1662]. Copper-engraved map, with full original colour and gilt embellishments, mild discolouration at center fold, overall very good condition. 20 1/4 x 26 inches. A handsome example of Blaeu&#39;s English county map with exceptional original colour and highlights in gold This beautifully presented county map of Hertfordshire from Johan Blaeu&#39;s Atlas Mayor, sino Cosmographia from the only Spanish edition of this great work. The map itself is based on John Speed&#39;s map, published in 1612, though without the town plans. Blaeu&#39;s map includes the coats of arms of two prominent families. The title cartouche illustrates Hertfordshire&#39;s relationship to London in that the county supplied corn and hay to the pleading Londoners pictured on the right hand side of the title. Because of its proximity to London, Hertfordshire had many country houses, reflected in some of the placenames on the map: Waterford Hall, Aldbery Hall, Shingle Hall, and, of course, Waymer Castle. Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Bl 60A, #199

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        "Russiae. Vulgo Moscovia Dictae, Partes Serptentrionalis et Orientalis" [Original Map of &#39;russia, Commonly Called Muscovy (Moscow), Northern and Eastern Parts&#39; with Hand-Colouring and Cartouche]

      Blaeu [circa 1662]. () Near fine. Original map. 17" X 22" (43 X 55.8 cm). Hand coloured outlines. Crest of Russian Empire at top. Distance cartouche is flanked by a variety of detailed animals and hunters. The title cartouche is decorated with pelts and abstract decration. There is also a drawing of a ship and some small animals within the map. Vertical crease down center. Map is housed in a simple yet decorative gilt painted frame 25" X 29.5" (63.5 X 75 cm). Beige matting. Frame shows some slight wear. A beautiful map. John (Joan) and Cornelius Blaeu were the sons of Amsterdam Cartographer, instrument maker, publisher and Bookseller Willem Jans Zoon Blaeu. The brothers collaborated together on several works including the Atlas Major in 1662, which is likely where this map came from. Blaeu was appointed the official cartographer to the Dutch East India Company 1638-1673. This map shows the area from Finland to Siberia and beyond the Jenisej River and south to the Volga River, with Kazan and Novogorod. A partial coastline of Novaya Zemla is visible at the top of the map. The map is filled with mountains and forests with deer, bear and other animals throughout, all hand-coloured in an intricate and expert manner. The work was compiled from manuscripts brought back from Russia by Isaac Massa..

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        The Works of The Great Albionean Divine, Renown&#39;d in Many Nations For Rare Skill in Salems & Athens Tongues, And Familiar Acquaintance with All Rabbinical Learning

      London: Nath. Ekins, 1662. First Edition. Full Leather. Good. Includes:"preface giving some accompt of the authors life and vvritings" by the editor; John Lightfoot: "A translation of Daniel"; "The sermon preached at the funerall of Mr. Hugh Broughton" by James Speght; and "A funerall poem upon the death of Mr. Hugh Brouhton [sic]" by W. Primrose. Wing B4997. [22], 423, [2], 179-323, 316-317, 326-328, 339-522, [2], 557-670, 665, 672-826, 829-840, [2], 925-970, 671-686, 685-732, [12]. Four volumes collected into one. Original binding, sewn on cords, much scuffing and wear to edges and corners. Front cover detached, blind embossed rules; pastedowns missing front and rear, folding to first page, wear and chipping to first three page edges. Clean within, age toning throughout.

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        Planisphaerium stellatum seu vice-globus coelestis in plano delineatus. Gui adiectae sunt Ephemerides V. planetarum ab anno MDCLXII ad MDCLXXXVI. Catalogus urbium praecipuarum in Europa, Asia, & Africa. Opera et studio A.Goldmayeri

      Nuremberg: Christoph Gerhard for Paul Fürst, 1662 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Small 4to (197x153 mm), [44], 3-152, [164] pp., engraved frontispiece, 9 (6 folding) engraved plates, woodcut diagrams in text, contemporary speckled calf, some occasional browning and spotting, spine chipped, hinges cracked but firm, some headlines of larger size table at the end cut close. Provenance: Charles Bernard, surgeon (signature on title, his library sold 22 March 1711); Earls of Macclesfield (engraved armorial bookplate on front pastedown and embossed armorial stamp on title (sale Sotheby&#39;s 10 June 2004, lot 311); Gerald F. Fitzgerald. ---- Bibl. Deutsches Mus., Libri rari 25; Warner, Sky explored p. 16, no. 1a; Houzeau-L. 15252 rem.; Zinner, Instrumente 245. - First edition of this collection. Jakob Bartsch (1600-1633) married Kepler&#39;s daughter Susanna and was his father-in-law&#39;s assistant in his later years. The present work contains a complete cosmographical handbook with 23 worked problems for the student (first published in 1624), a perpetual solar ephemeris by Laurentius Eichstadius, a planetary ephemeris for 25 years from 1662, a star catalogue based on Brahe, Kepler and Severinus, a catalogue of European cities with their coordinates, tables of right and oblique ascensions, a table of polar elevations for Nuremberg by Cyprian Leowitz, and an historical preface by the editor Andreas Goldmayer (d. 1665), astrologer and calendar-maker in Nuremberg, giving a history of the great astronomers of Nuremberg in some detail including lists of their publications. According to Warner, the positions of the stars charted on Bartsch&#39;s three maps are not simply based on a Ptolemaic or Tychonic source -- in the text, he discusses the positions of Brahe, Keyser and Habrecht, and in the star catalogue those of Copernicus, Brahe and Bayer. The date of the present publication, variously reported as 1661 or 1662, is conjectured based on the starting point of the planetary tables, and the use of 1661 in the example on the last page. Charles Bernard (1650-1711) was elected Surgeon at St. Bartholomew&#39;s Hospital, London in 1686 and was also Serjeant Surgeon to Queen Anne from 1702. The catalogue of his library numbered 2,873 lots and the sale occupied many days. Jonathan Swift notes in his Journal to Stella that he viewed the exhibition and attended the sale but found that "they were in the middle of the physick books, so I bought none; and they are so dear, I believe I shall buy none ..." though he attended the sale three more times and actually did buy something (cited in J.S. Finch, A Catalogue of the Libraries of Sir Thomas Browne and Dr. Edward Browne, Leiden: 1986, p. 11)..

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        Memorial… pour la deffense de la reputation, de la dignite et de la personne de Dom Bernardino de Cardenas, evesque de Paraguay dans les Indes. Contre les religieux de la Compagnie de Jesus. Et pour repondr?ux Memoriaux par le P. Julien de Pedraca

      The first French edition. 1662. Amsterdam. The Elzeviers. In 12vo (127 mm x 74 mm). 3 [blank] + 322 + 2 [blank]. In 18th century calf, spine heavily gilt in compartments, morocco title label lettered in gilt, lightly worn, hinges starting, front board becoming detached. A very fresh and clean copy, excellent condition. First French edition. A highly important document about the Jesuits history on Paraguay. By right, the Bishop of Paraguay had authority over the Jesuits at the head of the missions or Reductions &ndash;mainly located within the area of jurisdiction of the Bishop-, however, due to the natural difficulties in exercising these right, the Bishop conferred power to the superiors of the missions. c1640, this normal flow of jurisdiction was harshly interrupted with the actions of Bernardino de Cardenas and only enhanced by a memorial written by Julian de Pedraza accusing the Bishop of generating a general dislike for the Jesuits by creating false charges and even provoking attacks upon them; as consequence, his actions, general dislike and antipathy for the Jesuits brought confusion to the region and nearly ruined the Reductions. The author, who was Procurador de la Provincia del Tucum? Paraguay y Buenos Aires, replies in favor of the Bishop and gives reasons for the dislike of the Bishop towards the Jesuits. Of particular interest, the argument regarding the natives attack to Asunci?arguably lead by the Jesuits and causing the Bishop to be expelled from the city. The controversy caused was such that the work was forbidden in America, with most copies of the Spanish edition possibly having being destroyed. Printer´s woodcut device of a sphere on title page. Provenance, possibly the copy sold at Sotheby Parke-Bernet (Sale 3468-188). Palau, 43893. Sabin, 10606.

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        Theatrum Machinarum Novum Exhibens Aquarias, Alatas, Iumenrarias, Manurias, Pedibus ac Ponderibus Versatiles, Plures, et Diversas Molas ..

      Cologne - Pauli Pricipus 1662. xii; 53pp.; 131 plates ::131 (of 154) b/w plates present ::350mm x 220mm (14" x 9")

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      London, Printed by Alice Warren in the year of our Lord, MDCLXII, 1662.. both in foreign parts, and in this kingdom; and of the improvements thereby. Extracted from records, manuscripts, and other authentick testimonies, by William Dugdale esquire, Norroy King of Arms. 1662. ASSOCIATION COPY. SIGNED AND DATED, REGINALD BLOMFIELD, POINT HILL, RYE, SUSSEX, EJUS LIBER, 1913. Folio in fours, approximately 340 x 225 mm, 13½ x 9 inches, 11 engraved maps, 1 folding, the rest double page, pages: [8], 424, [2], printed in double column, some mispagination in numbering, all catch words correct, printed marginal notes and a few printed pointing hands, title page printed in red and black, Dedicated to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty [i.e. Charles II], head- and tail-pieces; bound in full (late 19th century or early 20th century) vellum, 2 contrasting decorated gilt leather labels to spine, marbled endpapers, edges stained red. Vellum dusty and marked, top cover bowed, labels slighty chipped, title page laid down with a small repair to lower inner margin, title page lightly stained and dusty, free blank endpaper with signatures has outer edge neatly strengthened with document tape, first folding plate has large neat repair to blank side, no loss of image, 6 other plates have small neat marginal repairs to blank side, 1 has very slight loss to outer margin, not affecting main image, a few other small repairs or small closed tears, not affecting images or text, 3 plates slightly cropped with loss to margins, no loss to images, plates were remounted on new stubbs, probably when the book was rebound, some pale age-browning to plates and text, few small old ink splashes, tiny hole to 1 page, affecting a couple of letters, no loss of meaning, occasional pencil notes to margins, large neat old ink name above Blomfield&#39;s signature "Edwd. Jas. Smythe, Brandon, Suffolk". Overall a very good copy of the scarce first edition signed by Sir Reginal Blomfield famous architect, author etc. Blomfield was made an Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 1881 and a Fellow in 1906; an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1905 and elected to the Academy in 1914, where he had been Professor of Architecture 1907-11 and awarded the Royal Gold Medal in 1913. He was President of the RIBA in 1912-14 and was knighted in 1919. See Wikipedia for more details on his life and work. ESTC lists a copy with 13 extra page at the end, but the copies listed on Copac: V & A library; Nottingham library and the Cambridge Special Collections all have the same collation as our copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Zeelandia insula Danicarum Maxima.

      - Kobberstukket kort over Sjælland. Amsterdam 1662. 42x53 cm. Med ca 4 cm margener. Smuk samtidig håndkolorering. Med titelkartouche og smukt heraldisk kartouche ophøjet med guld og med tilegnelse til Peder Charisius. I smal moderne guldramme. Med let gennemskin af teksten bag på arket. * Velbevaret eksemplar af dette smukke specialkort over Sjælland. Kortet er i det store og hele en gengivelse af Blaeus kollega Janssonius' fremragende kort, der bygger på et forlæg fra Hans Lauremberg og på indberetninger den lærde landsdommer Jørgen Seefeldt, der residerede på Ringsted Kloster.

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        Iura Insula ... the Yle of Iura

      Amsterdam, 1662. Map. Copper engraving, 41.5 x 53 cms, with original hand-colour, minor spotting, Spanish text to verso. From &#147;the rarest edition of Blaeu&#146;s Large Atlases&#148;: only ten of the proposed eleven volumes were completed and issued in a limited quantity between 1658 and the the 1672 fire, which brought work on the final volume to a halt. Koeman BL 60 A

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        [Basilike, in Greek]. The Workes of King Charles the Martyr: with A Collection of Declarations, Treaties, And other Papers concerning the Differences betwixt His said Majesty and his Two Houses of Parliament

      London: Printed by James Flesher for R. Royston,, 1662. first collected folio edition and first edition of the Life; folio (35.5 cm. tall), [[general title leaf] (A3), [dedication leaf], [copyright leaf], [title leaf for first part with short contents on verso], [2 leaves] (contents), 1-120 (Life with &#8220;Richard Perrinchiefe&#8221; on a printed slip pasted in at bottom of page 118, perhaps the publisher had some qualms over the alleged plagiarism from William Fulman), [2] (Eikon half title), 1-198 (including half titles for Henderson Papers and Prayers), [2] (half title for Messages for Peace), 199- 258 (including three half titles, Declarations, Letters, and Speeches), [1] (Elegie), [1] (blank) pp., [title leaf for second part with engraved vignette] (A Collection of Declarations, Treaties, and other Principal Passages &#8230; with short contents on verso), [3 leaves] (preface, contents),. Photos available upon request.

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        Medea Vendicativa. Drama di Foco. Attione terza degli Applausi fatti per la Nascita Dell?Altezza Di Massimiliano Emanuele, Primogenito Elett.le delle Alt.ze di Ferdinando Maria et Enrieta maria Adelaid, Duchi dell?un

      Munich: Gioann Ieklino, 1662. Very rare first edition of this spectacular firework opera, the final part of a trilogy of operas first performed in Munich in September 1662 to celebrate the birth of Massimilio Emanuele, first son of Ferdinando Maria, duke of Bavaria and imperial elector, and Henriette Adelaide, Princess of Savoy. Eight folding plates document the sumptuous set designs by Francesco Santurini with elaborate fireworks and a staged naval battle.Ferdinand Maria and Henriette Adelaide were both fourteen years old when they were married by proxy in 1650. Their first child, a girl, was born ten years later, followed by a boy in 1662. In celebration of the new heir, "the Munich court organized a festivity which outdid in scale and variety virtually any other 17th century festivity anywhere, those at Vienna, Florence and Paris included. Not only was the whole town illuminated and the populace treated to wine from specially erected fountains, as well as bread, gold coins and commemorative medals, but the court witnessed and took part in an extraordinary spectacle." (Watanabe-O?Kelly, Triumphall shews, p.90)At its center was a trilogy consisting of the dramatic opera Fedra Incoronata, a tournament opera Antiopa Giustificata and the present work. The libretti for all three were by Count Pietro Paolo Bissari, who was joined by the court composer Johann Kasper Kerll (MGG VII, 871 ff.) and the Italian theatre designer Santorini. (Thieme/B. XXIX, 452 f) A narrative thread runs through all three dramas, and each was performed in a different locale, over a period of eight days. The plot of Medea vendicativa sees Medea calling for vengeance on Theseus, who failed in the tournament that was at the center of the previous opera. Set in the open air on a floating stage on the river Isar, "most of the scenes end with the set bursting into flames, and the whole piece culminates in a naval battle, made possible by moving the front of the stage aside. All round the stage, in the Isar, rockets, cannon and fireworks o fall kinds explode. The piece ends with the illumination of the huge structure behind the stage. This has a triumphal arch in the middle. Above the arch and to either side of it glow the initials F.M. ... while out of two towers on either side shoot fireworks as well as all round out of the water. The initials of Ferdinand Maria on top, those of Max Emanuel below, between them the twin images of Christ and Hercules ? the points being made here about the legitimacy, claims to power and dynastic continuity of the Wittelsbachs could not emerge more clearly." (Watanabe-O?Kelly, p. 94)"Not only is each individual part of the trilogy lavish to a degree, but this interweaving of three types of event and three locations into one huge spectacle is unique at this date and only emulated once, though on a much smaller scale, by Louis XIV two years later in the Plaisirs de l?isle enchantée." (Watanabe-O?Kelly The librettist, Pietro Paulo Conte Bissari (1595-1663) was an Italian diplomat and man of letters. He wrote the libretti to a number of other operas (see NBG, VI, 139-140). The score was written by Johann Kaspar Kerll (1627-93), a German composer and organist active in Austria and widely admired as performer. (see Grove)OCLC: Yale.*VD17 record (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek). (6) ff., 34 pp., (8) folding plates. Bound in old cartonnato, light dampstain on front cover, some wormholes in margin of signature A, light toning throughout, minimal foxing. Very good, with excellent strikes of the plates.

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        GABRIELIS ALVAREZ LUDEX PERFECTUS, seu de judice perfecto CHRISTO JESU domino nostro unice perfecto,vivorum et mortuorum iudici dicatus. Cum indicibus necessariis (...). & DE PRIVILEGIIS PAUPERUM ET MISERABILIUM PERSONARUM AD LEGEM UNICAM:

      Lugduni, Sumptibus Horatii Boissat & Georgii Remeus, 1662.. 2 works by Alvarez in 1 volume, both from the same publisher in Lyons, Iudex Perfectus being a first edition, De Privilegiis a second, 1662 & 1663. Latin text, folio, 360 x 225 mm, 14 x 8¾ inches. Title pages printed red and black with large beautiful engraved printer&#39;s device of a ship and 2 angels, repeated on final page of Iudex Perfectus, some decorative head- and tailpieces and initials, each work and second part of the second work with half title, text printed in double column, each work with an index at rear. IUDEX PERFECTUS: pages: [20], 324, [56]. 1 small printer&#39;s ink stain to 1 lower margin corner, otherwise clean. Treatise on the subject of judges, Roman and Canon law. DE PRIVILEGIIS PAUPERUM: subtitle: cod. quando imperator inter pupillos, & viduas, aliasqe miserabiles personas cognoscat : tractatus in duas partes distributus, juris studiosos, & in foro versantibus omnino necessarius, bonarum literarum sectatoribus accommodatissimus. Divided into 2 parts, pages: (14), 324, (60); (4), 218, (46). Small chip to fore-edge of half-title, contents very clean. First published in 1630-36 as Tractatus de privilegiis pauperum et miserabilium personarum authore. A treatise on poverty, beggars and old age. Binding: full pigskin over wooden boards, elaborately blind tooled, raised bands to spine, old faded, chipped paper label, original metal clasps, one defective, covers slightly soiled, tiny hole to surface at tail of spine, 1 ink number on front pastedown. A very good tight volume. Both works are scarce. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The Book of common-prayer and administration of the sacraments, and other rites & ceremonies of the Church, according to the use of the Church of England; together with the Psalter or Psalmes of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches. And the form and manner of making, ordaining and consecrating of bishops, priests and deacons

      London: John Bill and Christopher Barker, 1662. First edition. Half leather. Very Good. 7 1/2 x 11 3/8 inches. b3 - b8 + c (8 leaf quire) + d (2 leaf quire) + B - Gg (6 leaf quires) + Hh (7 of 8 leaves). Lacks initial 8 leaves, G3, R5, and Hh8. Begins with part of the Act of Uniformity. Kalendar in red and black. Soiled and dampstained. Several pages with contemporary ink notes. Several pages with closed tears that have been repaired with no loss. A few pages with marginal losses affecting text, mostly minimally, and a few other marginal losses not affecting text. ESTCR211954. Griffiths 1662/2. Bound with: Sternhold, Thomas and John Hopkins. The Whole Booke of Psalmes Collected into English Meeter. London: Printed by S.G. for the Company of Stationers, 1661. [19], 153, [16] pages, lacking pages after 139. ESTCR31616. Bound in modern tan half leather with brown buckram boards and new endpapers. True First Edition of the corrected 1662 edition of the English BCP. Very rare.

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