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        Les Oeuvres de M François Rabelais, Docteur en Medecine : Augmentées de la vie de l'Auteur et de quelques Remarques sur sa vie et sur l'histoire. Avec l'explication de tous les mots difficiles

      Amsterdam: [chez Louis et Daniel Elsevier]. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1663. 1st thus. Hardcover. Extremities lightly rubbed; an occasional spot of foxing, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcovers.; French language. Two of two volumes, complete. First Elzevir Edition. Later black straight-grain morocco, gilt-tooled borders, blindstamped decoration, spines lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. A penciled note attributes the binding to Roger Payne, this has not been verified. Armorial bookplates on front pastedowns, modern custom bookplate on rear endpaper of Volume 1. "Jolie édition, dont les beaux exemplaires sont rares et très-recherchés." - Brunet III p 185 [10852]; Willems 1316; Berghman 1202. Rare and handsomely printed edition from the press of Louis and Daniel Elzevir. ; [24], 488, [10]; [2], 489-946, [8] pages .

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        Consolations de Seneque a Marcia, a Helvia sa mere et a Polybius. De la clemence. A Neron

      Chez Chrystofte Fourmy, Lyon 1663 - piel época con nervios rozada y con pérdidas en lomera, interior bien conservado manchas del tiempo. . 387 págs.

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        TRAITE DE LA CHYMIE enseignant par une brieve et facile methode toutes ses plus necessaires preparations

      Paris, chez l'Autheur, 1663.. FIRST EDITION 1663, French text, small 8vo, approximately 180 x 105 mm, 7 x 4¼ inches, engraved title page with 2 small images and decorative border, 2 double page plates of apparatus, a few woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials, pages: (18), 378, (4), last leaf of prelims is a blank, bound in contemporary vellum, hand lettered to spine. Vellum wrinkled, darkened and slightly stained, small surface chip to edge of both covers, lacking front pastedown and free endpaper, small neat repair to top outer corner of engraved title page, replacing missing tip of border with photocopy, last 4 leaves of prelims damp stained in outer corners and fore-edge margin, intermittent pale damp staining to margins, heavier in a few places, 1 small closed margin tear, repaired neatly, small light ink stain on 1 page, no loss of text, tiny ink spot to 2 margins, plates lightly damp stained in lower margin and 1 with some numbers in ink on blank side. Binding tight and firm. A good copy of the very scarce first edition. Christopher Glaser (d. circa 1676), was a wellknown Swiss pharmaceutical chemist from Basle who became demonstrator of chemistry at the Jardin du Roi in Paris, and apothecary to Louis XIV and to the duke of Orleans. He is remembered for his method of making potassium sulphate and his name is attached to the native salt - Glaserite. He is also notorious for having been implicated in the famous poisoning case involving la Marquise de Brinvilliers which forced him to leave Paris. This work is a sort of manual of chemistry which aims to provide information and instruction on preparing chemical remedies for a wide range of ailments and conditions. It was very successful running into 10 editions in French between 1663 and 1710 plus 1 English edition and 5 German. It is divided into 2 books, the first being a general introduction to the subject including information on apparatus and furnaces. The second is divided into 3 sections, the first and largest is on the preparations of remedies made from minerals including gold, silver, lead, tin, iron, copper, mercury, antinomy, cinabar, bismuth, nitre, vitriol, arsenic, sulphur, and ambergris (page 70-272). Section II is on remedies derived from plants including the preparation of opium and drugs from lettuce and the final brief section is on remedies derived from animals, starting with "L'huile & le sel volatil de crane humain" which when prepared according to the directions is good for fits; this is followed by a preparation calling for the distillation of vipers' flesh. Duveen, Bibliotheca Alchemica et Chemica, page 251; Ferguson, Bibliotheca Chemica, Volume I, page 320-1 citing German editions only; Wellcome Library III, page 121, French reprint only; Sotheby's Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part 4, No. 901 (English first edition). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Informe del origen, antigüedad, calidad, i sucessión de la Excelentíssima Casa de Sarmiento de Villamayor, y las unidas a ella por casamiento

      - Madrid, 1663, 21,5 x 15 cm., pergamino, 120 folios incluso XIII árboles genealógicos. (Primera y única edición de esta obra que trata de la nobleza gallega). GENEALOGÍA HERÁLDICA GALICIA

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        Memorie di Molti Santi Martiri, Confessori, e Beati Modonesi, e di tutti i Corpi santi, che riposano nelle Chiese di Modona, e in altre ancora del suo territorio con le sue Figure in rame. Raccolte da Lodovico Vedriani Modonese, e dedicate all?Altezza serenissima della Signora Duchessa di Modona.

      In Modona, per Andrea Cassiani Stampatore Ducale, 1663. In 4to (cm. 19,5); legatura in mezza pergamena dell?Ottocento; antiporta incisa; pp. 196, (2). Con il ritratto di San Geminiano a piena pagina inciso da B. Fenis + 44 incisioni nel testo di B. Fenis raffiguranti santi e beati modenesi: Beato B. Gherardo Rangoni, Santa Fosca, Il secondo San Geminiano vescovo di Modena, San Pellegrino eremita, San Silvestro Papa, Sant?Adriano Papa sepolto ed onorato in Nonantola, Beato fra Ghirardo Boccabadati di Modena compagno di S. Francesco, Alberto Boschetti vescovo di Modena, Beata Flandrina, San Bianco compagno di S. Pellegrino, San Giusto martire honorato in Trignano, Cinque corpi Santi honorati a Frassinoro, San Vittore honorato nella Chiesa di Polinago, S. Sisto a Riolunato, S. Eufemia Vergine a Sestola... Raro. Axs

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        Chronica da Companhia de Jesu do Estado do Brasil ?.

      Lisbon, Na Officina de Henrique Valente de Oliveira, Impressor delRey, 1663. - Printed in 2 columns, with double-rule border between columns and around edges. Engraved title-page, (6 ll.), 188 pp. [lacking pp. 179-184, as in all known copies], 528 pp., (6 ll.). Folio (34.9 x 24.7 cm.), modern period crimson morocco (lower half of front joint cracked and repaired, minor wear and rubbing to corners, head of spine, raised bands), richly gilt-tooled on both covers, spine richly gilt with raised bands in six compartments, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endleaves, text block edges sprinkled red and brown (from a contemporary binding). Repair to outer margin of final leaf and about 12 x 3 cm. to leaf Aa4. Light dampstains at lower margins of final 22 leaves. Minor, light soiling to engraved and printed title pages. Overall in very good condition, internally close to fine. Old, unidentified floral embossed stamp in outer margins of both title pages. ---- FIRST EDITION. Borba de Moraes comments, "The @Chronica is considered by Portuguese bibliophiles to be a typographical masterpiece ? The frontispiece engraved by A. Clauwet is missing in many copies. The @Chronica is a fundamental book concerning the history of Brazil, and contains the first printing of P. José de Anchieta's poem to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is rare today." Borba also points out that most copies have rather narrow margins, cut close to the border. In this copy the upper margins extend as high as 2 cm. beyond the border, the outer ones can be almost 2 cm., while the lower margins are sometims almost 2.5 cm., and the overall size of the pages is 33.3 x 23.7 cm.After the work had been printed, Father Jacinto de Magistris pointed out a passage in the section "Noticias antecedentes, curiosas, e necessarias" in which Vasconcellos speculated that the earthly paradise was located in Portuguese America. The 10 copies that had been distributed were hastily recalled, and pages 179-184, containing this possible heresy, were excised. In this copy they are missing, as in all other copies known.At the end of the volume (pp. 481-528) is the first appearance in print of Father José de Anchieta's 5,786-verse neo-Latin poem @De beata Virgine Dei matre Maria. Anchieta, "the Apostle of Brazil," vowed to write a poem on the Virgin's life while negotiating with the Tamoyos at Iperoig, in order to keep himself from being tempted by Indian women. Since he had no paper or writing instruments, the story goes, he traced the verses on the sand and memorized what he had written each day. The poem was subsequently printed in Vasconcellos' @Vida do veneravel Padre Joseph de Anchieta, Lisbon 1672, and many times thereafter.The beautiful engraved frontispiece, by A. Clouwet of Antwerp, shows a ship with sails unfurled, representing the Society of Jesus; several Jesuits can be seen aboard the vessel. The border of the engraving incorporates Brazilian flora and fauna, such as monkeys and a crocodile.Vasconcellos (1597-1671), a native of Porto, grew up in Brazil and entered the Jesuit order at Bahia in 1616. He accompanied Father Antonio Vieira to Lisbon in 1641 and served as Jesuit Provincial in Brazil, which gave him access to a great deal of primary material. He died in Rio de Janeiro.---- Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 888-9. Berger, @Bibliografia do Rio de Janeiro (1980) p. 450. Brunet II, 846. Arouca V51. Innocêncio VII, 286; XIX, 234. Leite IX, 173-6: pointing out Vasconcellos' considerable influence on the Brazil of his era, and mentioning his knowledge of the "lingua brasilica." Mindlin, @Highlights 157. Backer-Sommervogel VIII, 485. Streit II, 2425. Borba de Moraes and Berrien, @Manual bibliográfico de estudos brasileiros, p. 399: noting that this work and two others by Vasconcellos are our primary seventeeth-century sources for the activities of the Jesuits in Brazil. Barbosa Machado III, 724. Pinto de Mattos (1970) p. 609. Sabin 98651. Bosch 131. Rodrigues 2457. Palha 2517. JCB I, iii, 103-4. JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books 663/3. JFB (1994) V34. Monteverde 5473. Azev [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'ARCHITETTURA IN SEI LIBRI DIVISA. Ne' quali vengono dottamente & con ogni chiarezza spiegate tutte le oscurità & secreti dell'arte.

      Per Combi & La Nou 1663 In folio (mm. 390x260), p. pergam. coeva, dorso a cordoni con tit. ms., cc.nn. 2, pp.num. 433 (ma 437 perchè le pp. 324-325 e 415-416 sono ripetute); frontespizio generale dell'opera in elaborata cornice figurata con, al suo verso, ritratto del Serlio; anche i frontespizi dei libri III-VI hanno figure architettoniche; al fine marca tipografica in ricca cornice. Il vol. è ornato da grandi iniz. e da numerosiss. e pregevoli finali, ed è illustrato nel t. da centinaia di silografie, molte a p. pag.; il VI libro contiene 13 tavv. (sempre nel t.) inc. in rame. I sei libri "nuovamente impressi in beneficio universale in lingua Latina & Volgare, con alcune aggiunte" sono cosi' suddivisi: "Geometria - Perspettiva - Antiquità di Roma e le altre che sono in Italia e fuori d'Italia - Regole generali di architettura sopra le cinque maniere degli edifici, cioè Thoscano, Dorico, Ionico, Corinthio, e Composito - Diverse forme di Tempij Sacri secondo il costume christiano e al modo antico - Libro Estraordinario: diverse Porte in ordine rustico, & gentile di diversi generi". Cfr. Fowler Collection, p. 266: "The woodcut illustrations of Book I - V seem to be from the same blocks as those of the Venice edition of 1560 but greately reworked.. An interesting feature of this edition is the numerous printer's devices and other ornaments used as tailpieces". Solo lievi aloni e tracce d'uso sparse, altrim. esempl. ben conservato. "Sebastiano Serlio (1475-1554) is one of the four Renaissance authors, with Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Andrea Palladio, and Vincenzo Scamozzi, who surpassed in importance Vitruvius and his sixteenth-century commentators. The first to publish an original and illustrated architectural treatise in Italian, he offered practical rules for architectural design, which were intended for the ordinary reader rather than the elite humanists and ruling aristocrats for whom Leon Battista Alberti had written. Serlio avoided theorizing and provided direct aid through woodcuts illustrations..". Cosi' The M.J. Millard Architectural Collection,125.

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        Iacobi Mosanti Briosii Poemata

      Cadomi, apud Ioannem Cavelier 1663 - 1 vol. in-12 (11 x 18 cm), Plein velin blond, dos lisse . 5 ff. , 184 pp. Intérieur très propre et sain. Nombreuses lettrines, culs de lampe et bandeaux. Moisant de Brieux (1611-1674) est un poète normand du XVIIe siècle. Il est un des membres fondateurs de l'Académie des sciences, arts et belles-lettres de Caen en 1652, la première en France après l'Académie française. Ses poésies latines ont été saluées avec éloge, notamment par Bayle. Ouvrage rare et très bien conservé. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Original Copies: Leaf from ?The Tragedy of Troilus and Cressida?

      London: Printed by Roger Daniel for Phillip Chetwinde, 1663-1664. From the Third Folio (unknown state). Very slight browning, left margin with rubbing and some tears (being a leaf from a book), else fine. Folio (340 x 221 mm).

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        Vitae Germanorum Philosophorum qvi seculo superiori, et quod excurrit, philosophicis ac humanioribus literis clari floruerunt

      Frankfurt: Heirs of Jonas Rosa, 1663 - Essential biographies of Germanic thinkers and savants: theologians, philosophers, jurists, scientists, as well as artists, as well as printers (the very first entry is on Füst & Gutenberg). With useful indices (order of appearance, and alphabetical) of the 125 subjects he treats. A classic of German biographical dictionaries Second edition (after the first edition of 1615). 8vo. Printer's device on title. Contemporary vellum. Provenance: Canton de Boussieres (library stamp on title); Grauel (signature, dated 1731 on front free endpaper); C. Fleury (signature, dated 1841 on front free endpaper). STC/German 17th- century A-149 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Croniche di Vicenza [.] scritte dal principio di questa città, sino al tempo, ch'ella si diede sotto al Serenissimo Dominio Verneto1404. Divise in libri sei. Date in luce da Giorgio Giacomo Alcaini [.].

      appresso Giacomo Amadio,, In Vicenza, 1663 - In-4° (cm. 22,2), legatura in p. pergamena antica rimontata (con unghie), titolo al dorso; pp. [16], 347, [1 b.] in buono stato, testatine capilettera e finalini in xilografia; piccoli restauri al margine di qualche carta, un piccolo strappo all'angolo della carta A3 con fastidio a una sillaba. Mancanza dell'antiporta. Prima edizione dedicata al podestà vicentino Giacomo Vitturi. «Raro assai. [.] Queste croniche rimasero occulte tanto tempo, forse perchè i liberi sensi e la libera parola dell'autore non potevano piacere a certi potenti» [Lozzi 6422]. Buon esemplare.

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        Americae Nova Descriptio

      London, 1663. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 13.25" x 16.50". Rare map of the Americas. Anae Seile had the map engraved by Robert Vaughan for a new edition of Peter Heylin's "Cosmographie" when she published the third edition of his work. No mention of the Great Lakes and the Hudson River is called Hudson's Bay. Two sailing ships, two sea monsters and a rendering of a smoke house in Brazil decorate this unusual map. The only known 17th century map by a woman. Full margins, some foxing near Arctic Circle and light stains in the Pacific Ocean. Japanese tissue hinges provided on verso.

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        De Acia Dissertatio Ad Cornelii Celsi mentem Qua simul universa Fibulae ratio explicatur, secundis curis ex autographo autoris auctior & emdendatior, cum judiciis doctorum edita à Th. Bartholino. Accedit de ponderibus et mensuris ejusdem autoris dissertatio, & vita Celsi. Angebunden: Meurs, Johannes (van): Ceramicus geminus, sive de ceramici Atheniensium utriusque antiquitatibus. Liber singularis. Nunc primum editus cura Samuelis Pufendorfii.

      Kopenhagen, Godicchenius und P. Haubold 1672 / Utrecht, Ackersdyck 1663 - 13 Bl., 218 S., 12 Bl., 76 S., + 2 Bl., 96 S., 4 Bl., mit gest. Porträttafel, 4 Kupfertafeln und zahlr. Textholzschnitten, Pergamenteinband, etwas fleckig, gebräunt. Rhode aus Kopenhagen (auch Rode 1587-1659); Meurs aus Loosduinen bei Haag (1579-1639) war Altphilologe und Historiker. Sprache: lat [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Secrets de l'Apocalypse de Saint Jean, révélés en trois parties

      Genève: Jacques Fontaine, 1663. Livre. Assez bon. Demi-reliure à coins. In-4. Genève, Jacques Fontaine, 1663. 24 x 17 cm (R), in-4, (12) 1050 (62) 125 (3) pp. - 1 tableau synoptique dépliant hors texte, reliure du début du XIXe siècle de demi-veau jaspé à petits coins, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, pièce de titre. Deuxième édition de ce livre publié une première fois anonymement par le même éditeur sous le titre "Ouverture des secrets de l'Apocalypse". Exemplaire de la bibliothèque de Benjamin Constant avec son ex-libris héraldique. On trouve en queue du dos le chiffre "C.C.R," qui nous laisse perplexe : s'agirait-il de celui de la seconde épouse de Benjamin Constant, Charlotte de Hardenberg, et qui devrait donc se lire Charlotte Constant de Rebecque ? Provenance rare et précieuse pour ce livre de théologie protestante peu commun. Rousseurs tout au long du volume..

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        Historia della Republica Veneta.

      per Combi, & La Nou,, in Venetia, 1663 - In-4° (243x180mm), pp. (8), 744, (24) di indice, approvazione ed errata, legatura settecentesca m. pelle e angoli con fregi in oro e titolo in oro su tassello al dorso. Piatti in cartone decorato policromo, tagli marmorizzati policromi. Impresa editoriale con Minerva in armi al frontespizio. Testo entro doppio filetto, dedica a stampa al Doge Domenico Contarini; testatine, finaletti e capilettera istoriati in xilografia. Esemplare leggermente rifilato e con diffusi aloni; macchie fastidiose alle pp. 577-578. Lavori di tarlo non lesivi del testo, restauri e reintegrazioni alla legatura. Discreto stato. Seconda impressione di questa rilevante opera storiografica del Nani, la cui narrazione corre dal 1613 al 1671. La prima edizione era apparsa a Venezia nel 1662, seguita l'anno seguente dalla seconda parte; le successive impressioni integrarono poi il racconto storico sino al 1671. "Tra le più importanti del secolo, questa storia tratta più dei Francesi in Italia che del resto: fu accolto con interesse, e ne fanno fede le numerose edizioni. L'A. si occupa particolarmente delle guerre in Dalmazia e a Candia" (Vinciana). Il Nani (Venezia, 1616-ivi, 1678), appartenente al ramo del Sesano o di San Giovanni Novo dell'illustre casata veneziana, fu Ambasciatore di Venezia prima a Parigi, dove si conquistò l'amicizia di Mazzarino, e poi in Germania e a Vienna, ponendosi come intermediario con il signore della Transilvania, Rákoczi. Divenuto poi storiografo ufficiale della stessa Repubblica di Venezia, dal 1661 fu Bibliotecario e Procuratore di San Marco e, dal 1678, con Giulio Giustiniani, fu capo della Commissione per la raccolta delle leggi venete. Cicogna, 574. Ebert, 14629. Brunet, IV, 5:"Histoire estimée pour son exactitude". Vinciana, 1039. Lozzi, 6072. Belloni, p. 450. Michel-Michel, VI, 9. Cfr. Filippo Mocenigo Nani, Battista Nani. Appunti storici, Venezia, Merlo, 1899. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Emblems with Hieroglyphikes of the Life of Man

      London: I W (Williams) & FE (Eglesfield), 1663 In contemporary worn full calf, blind tooling, scuffed, corners and edges bumped and worn. Spine, calf mostly gone, no label. Internally, covers almost detached, endpages soiled and with numerous contemp. ink names, first 5 leaves have some paper loss at edges, lacks the portrait frontis, the engraved titlepage has some ink names to head, plate is just complete as the leading edge margins have worn away, [6],381 pp, numerous woodcuts, some with ink note beside, pages 45-56 have a 2 inch tear from base up. Pages 115/116 LACKING, & page 117/118 missing lower half, final blank is full of ink notes and an image. Very rare and would benefit from some TLC! (ESTC R219037)

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        Jugements et délibérations du Conseil souverain de la Nouvelle-France. (COMPLET en 6 VOLUMES + 1 Index par Pierre-Georges ROY)

      Québec: Imprimerie A. Côté et Cie ( IN FRENCH - EN FRANÇAIS ) Jugements et délibérations du Conseil souverain de la Nouvelle-France de 1663 à 1776. Volumes publiés entre 1885 et 1891. L'ensemble complet est accompagné de l'index compilé par Pierre-Georges ROY et publié en 1940.; Livres à couvertures rigides toilées postérieures à la publication. Très peu d'usure. L'index est broché et propre et solide bien que la couverture soit éraflée et jaunie et les bords et coins ébréchés. (Article surdimensionné de 17 kg. Prévoir un supplément pour les frais de port ou s'enquérir auprès du librairie pour connaître les frais postaux exacts au cas par cas.). Rigide. Très bon. 8vo.

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        Quatre Traitez de Poésies, Latine, Françoise, Italienne et Espagnole.

      Paris, Pierre Le Petit, 1663. - in-8. 1f. 125pp. Plein veau, dos à nerfs orné (Reliure de l'époque restaurée). Edition Originale de cet ouvrage de Claude Lancelot (1615-1695), le principal représentant des méthodes pédagogiques de Port-Royal. Chacun des quatres traités contenus dans le volume est illustré avec des exemples poétiques tirés d'ouvrages de la langue concernée. Le traité sur la poésie espagnole offre des exemples en espagnol de "Coplas", "Redondillas", "Quintillas", "Villancicos", "Romances", "Seguidillas", etc. Ces morceaux littéraires sont tirés d'auteurs espagnols tels que Juan de Mena, Castillejo, Jorge Manrique, Jorge de Montemayor, Lope de Vega, etc. Réparation ancienne dans le blanc du titre (signature supprimée). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Discourses on the Whole LVth Chapter of Isaiah. Preparatory to Communion at the Lord's Table. To which is Added, the Author's Last Sermon?

      8vo, contemporary tooled sheep, [1], xxvi, [4], 512 pp. Top cover detached, front endpaper almost detached, binding very worn, ex-library, with an embossed stamp on title, notation and signature on endpapers, light dampstaining, browning throughout. Walter (1663-1750) was born in Ireland, but would become the pastor of the First Church in Roxbury (Massachusetts), and married Increase Mather's daughter. The preface of this rather scarce title would be signed in print by Thomas Prince and Thomas Foxcroft. Evans 7588.

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        Emblemes/ with Hieroglyphikes of the Life of Man

      London: For J.W & F. E., 1663. 2 parts in 1 vol. Bound in a beautiful but later 17th-cent morocco fully decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated, all edges gilt, title page soiled with tiny hole in upper margin; lacking A6 (page 4 & 5 of which page four was blank and page five was an illustration of Eve standing near a tree with the serphant) lower portion of A8 excised (which was also an illustration, that of Adam) 92 woodblock illustrations which includes engraved title page and engraved half title to second book. A beautifully bound early book.. 12mo.

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        Americae Nova Descriptio

      London 1663 - Rare map of the Americas. Anae Seile had the map engraved by Robert Vaughan for a new edition of Peter Heylin's "Cosmographie" when she published the third edition of his work. No mention of the Great Lakes and the Hudson River is called Hudson's Bay. Two sailing ships, two sea monsters and a rendering of a smoke house in Brazil decorate this unusual map. The only known 17th century map by a woman. Full margins, some foxing near Arctic Circle and light stains in the Pacific Ocean. Japanese tissue hinges provided on verso. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 13.25" x 16.50".

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        Paradise Lost. A Poem in Ten Books

      London: Simmons. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, one of only 1300 copies printing, of Milton's masterpiece. Paradise Lost was finally completed by 1663, but Milton's reputation as a champion of the republic meant that he could not publish the poem immediately. The politically opportune moment for the publication of Paradise Lost finally arose in the spring of 1667. On 27 April Milton sealed a contract (now in the British Library) with the printer Samuel Simmons; Milton received £5 immediately, with the promise of another £5 when the first edition of 1300 copies had been sold… The first edition was exhausted in the spring of 1669, and on 26 April Simmons paid Milton another £5... "Milton's epic was registered as 'Paradise Lost: a Poem in Ten Books' on 20 August 1667, and was published late in October or early in November. Sir John Denham is said (by Jonathan Richardson the elder) to have come into the House of Commons (which had reconvened on 10 October) carrying a sheet of Paradise Lost 'wet from the press' and proclaiming it 'part of the noblest poem that ever was wrote in any language or any age' (Masson, 6.628); by mid-November the poem was the subject of correspondence between John Beale and John Evelyn. The poem did not sell particularly quickly: between 1667 and 1669 six successive title-pages, each for a different issue, were required to sell the first edition of 1300 copies. The first three editions of Paradise Lost sold in modest numbers, but the fourth edition, a sumptuous gilt-edged folio published in 1688, was bought by subscription by many of the most influential readers in England, and thereafter the poem came to be widely regarded as England's national epic" (Dictionary of National Biography). The printing history of the first edition of Paradise Lost is famously complex. This first edition has the traditional 4th state of the title as cancel (dated 1668 and with fleur-de-lis decoration) and seven leaves of preliminaries as cancels including the Argument, Verse, and Errata (with no printer's note at beginning of Argument). London: printed by S. Simmons, and to be sold by S. Thomson at the Bishops-Head in Duck-lane, H. Mortlack at the White Hart in Westminster Hall, M. Walker under St. Dunstans Church in Fleet-street, and R. Boulter at the Turks-Head in Bishopsgate street, 1668. Quarto (174x132 mm), contemporary full calf rebacked; custom box. A few small neat early ink notations; text exceptionally clean. A little wear to binding. A very handsome copy.

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        Histoire des amours de Henry IV. Avec diverses Lettres escrites à ses Maistresses, et autres Pièces curieuses

      Leiden, Sambyx (d. i. Brüssel, Fr. Foppens ?), um 1663.. 144, 46 S. Kalbslederband d. Zt. mit etwas Rückenverg. und goldgepr. Wappensupralibros (Ludwig XIV.) auf beiden Deckeln, Goldschnitt. 13,5 x 9 cm. Barbier II, 739; vgl. Cioranescu 20359 (unter Conti). - Der Appendix "Recueil de quelques belles actions et paroles memorables du Roy Henri le Grand" stammt von Roger de Bussy-Rabutin. - Brunet III, 192 kennt zwei gleichwertige Drucke von 1663 und 1664 sowie einen weiteren weniger geschätzten Druck von 1665. Vorliegende Ausgabe jedoch ohne Jahreszahl. - Durchgehend gebräunt und etwas fleckig. Der hübsche Einband mit Wappensupralibros Ludwig XIV. (vgl. Guigard I, 25 u. 28). Einband leicht bestoßen.

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        Oeuvres galantes en prose et en vers de Monsieur Cotin [suivi de :] Suite des oeuvres galantes meslées de quelques pièces composées par des dames de qualité

      Paris: Estienne Loyson, 1663. Livre. Très bon. Plein Vélin. Ed. originale. In-12. Paris, Estienne Loyson, 1663. 2 parties en pagination continue en un volume in-12 (14 x 8,5 cm), 8 ff. n. ch. + 218 pp. + 1 f. n. ch. (titre de la deuxième partie) + pp. 219 à 476 + 4 ff. n. ch. (table), frontispice, exemplaire réemboîté dans une reliure en plein vélin ivoire de l'époque. Edition originale. Charles Cotin est le Trissotin des Femmes savantes de Molière, et cette édition est la première où le sonnet et le madrigal lus à la scène III, 2 de cette pièce sont publiés simultanément (cf. BOURQUI, Les Sources de Molière, pp. 334-346). Au-delà des attaques de Molière, dont Cotin ne se remit jamais, et de la querelle avec Boileau, il convient de réhabiliter l'oeuvre littéraire de cet abbé mondain, académicien et polyglotte (il parlait l'hébreu et le syriaque). Antoine ADAM, dans son Histoire de la littérature française du XVIIe siècle (t II pp. 569-571), précise que "c'était un caractère détestable, avec beaucoup plus de talent qu'on ne croit (...) ses oeuvres mêlées en 1659, ses oeuvres galantes en 1663 furent parmi les publications importantes de cette période. Il y appararaît, tout au contraire de ce que beaucoup imaginent, comme un défenseur de la saine tradition contre les progrès de la galanterie coquette et précieuse. Il détestait Ménage, Pellisson, Mlle de Scudéry. Il se moquait des fausses pudeurs des précieuses, il applaudissait aux Précieuses ridicules et annonçait une prochaine pièce de Molière sur Ménage hypercritique. Il condamnait les pointes, il le faisait avec plus de rigueur que Furetière et Boileau, et si nous songions à lui reprocher les vers que Molière allait couvrir d'un ridicule immortel, cet impayable madrigal pour Amarante, il pourrait nous répondre qu'il avait averti ses lecteurs et qu'en 1663, sept ans avant la comédie, il avait écrit : " En faveur des Grecs et des Latins, et de quelques uns de nos Français qui affectent ces rencontres de mot, quoyque froides, j'ay fait grâce à cette Epigramme." " Les éditions de Cotin, hormis un Recueil des énigmes de ce temps, sont réputées rares, et celle-ci l'est particulièrement. Aucun exemplaire n'est passé en vente publique depuis 1980. Bel exemplaire avec deux infimes et habiles restaurations aux pages de titre. (Voir aussi BRUNET, II, 328 ; LACHEVRE, II, pp. 223-227 ; CIORANESCU, 22036-22037).

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        De Jure Emphyteutico [Bound with] De Scriptura Privata, Tractatus

      1663. Fulgenei (Fulgineus), Franciscus [d.1647]. De Jure Emphyteutico Tractatus, In Quo Quaestiones Omnes Quae ad Materiam Spectant, Titulis Apte Distinctis, Adamussim Discutiuntur & Enucleantur. Hac Ultima Editione non Solum Expurgatior, Perpluribus Mendid Observatis, Imo & Lineas Interversis Suo Loco Repositis; Sed Etiam Communiorum, & Receptiorum Quarumcumq: Opinionum Incidentium Adnatatione, Asterisci Huius * Signo, Dictatus, & Auctus. Venice: Apud Turrinum, 1663. [xvi], 447, [53] pp. Main text in parallel columns. [Bound with] Passeri (Genovo), Nicolo [1585-1615]. De Scriptura Privata, Tractatus Novus, & Locupletissimus. In Libros Quinque Distinctos. In Quibus Universa Scripturarum Privatarum Materia Quamplurimis Quaestionibus, Prout ex Earum Elencho Constabit, Elegantissime Enodatur, Atque Explicatur. Omnibus Iuris Professoribus, Ac Praesertim Procuratoribus, & Advocatis, Aliisque in Foro Versantibus, Apprime Utiliis, Ac Necessarius. Abeodem Authore, Tertia hac editione, Summa Diligentia Revisus, Quam Pluribusq; Additamentis, & Integris Capitibus Recenter Adauctus, & Illustratus. Cum Duodus Indicibus, Altero Quaestionum, Altero Rerum, & Verborum Notabilium Exuberantissimis. Cui Quidem Adjectus est Alter Eiusdem Authoris Alias Evulgatus Tractatus, De Verbis Enunciativus, Nunc Etiam Tertia, & Novissima hac Editione Post Obitum Authoris, Posthumis Additionibus in Eiusdem Schedes Obiter Repertis Locupletatus, Opus Pariter Iuris Utriusque Professoribius Admodum Utile, Ac Pernecessarium. Venice: Apud Bertanos, 1668. [viii], 235, [37]; [xii], 84; [viii], 56 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Three parts in one, each with title page, index and individual pagination. First part has general title page. Folio (12-1/2" x 9"). Contemporary vellum, early vellum rebacking, hand-lettered titles to spine and foot of text block. Some rubbing to extremities, a few minor stains, edges of rebacked spine beginning to work loose, boards slightly bowed, front hinge cracked but secure. Title page of Emphyteutico printed in red and black, attractive woodcut head-pieces, tail,-pieces, printer devices and decorated initials. Brief early annotations to title page and a few leaves. Toning, worming in a few places with negligible loss to text.

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        Maniere de Bien Bastir pour Toutes Sortes de Personnes...Revue, Augmentee et Enrichie en cette Seconde Edition de plusieurs Figures, de beaux Bastimens & Edifices...[and] Augmentations de Nouveaux Bastimens Faits en France...(1663

      Paris: Jean de Puis. 1663. Hardcover. Very Good. 1663, Second Edition. Folio, original old dark brown calf, regular title page with inset engraving dated 1663, engraved title page dated 1664, pp. (8), 113, with engraved title & 53 plates, the second part with no text and 31 numbered plates, most of which are folding. Good to very good copy, original binding is slightly dried and rubbed, mild wear to corners and joints and some bowing to boards, light ex-library marks: circular paper stamp to bottom of spine, bookplate (with 'withdrawn' stamp) to pastedown, perforated stamp to title page, small ink stamp to bottom of engraved title page, no other library marks. Text and plates are very good overall with minor soil to outer page, the double page plate in the first part having two three-inch tears extending down from the top edge, some of the other folding plates in the second part exhibiting light wrinkling and lightest edgewear. Rarely comes up at auction or on the marketplace. A nice copy with only a few faults. `

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        Cabala, Sive Scrinia Sacra, Mysteries of State and Government

      G. Bedell, T. Collins, 1663 Book. Fair. Full-Leather. Later Printing. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. First title page is done in black and red. Most of the balance of the title and printing information will follow, "In Letters of Illustrious Persons and Great Ministers of State As well Foreign and Domestic, In the Reigns of King HENRY the Eighth, Q: ELIZABETH, K: JAMES, and K: CHARLES." This is followed by two more paragraphs of information. Printing data reads as follows, "LONDON, Printed for G. Bedell and T. Collins, and are to be sold at their Shop at the Middle-Temple-Gate in Fleetstreet, M: DC: LXIII." This is the one volume edition, with only the date of 1663 listed in the text. The book measures 12 1/4" by 8 1/4". There are 416 paginated pages followed by TOC of five leaves, ten pages. At the bottom of the final sheet an errata listing is given. The exterior of the book has five spine ribs and a bronze gilt stamped title label. At its bottom appears the date 1673, I presume this to be the date at which it was placed in this binding. The boards have a good deal of corner fatigue, two pencil barrel size scars at upper front, another scar at center back, a variety of other scarring and chipping are evident. Boards have stamped patterning at their very worn edges. The boards have been reworked at their spine hinges. Inside the book there is a long-hand penned note on the first pastedown. The first endsheet has various pencilled notings. Second endsheet is blank facing page verso printing note from Bennet followed by the title page. Two blank endsheets appear at the back of the volume. The pastedowns have a uniform edge darkening, some of which has transfered to adjacent endsheets, which I attribute to the glue used. The text has an assortment of blemishes, mild dogearings. No notable missing sections or major chips, legible. The top edge is a dark walnut color, the other edges a speckled red. It has the heavy wavy character that seems to be present in all books of this vintage..

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        Amboinse oorlogen, door Arnold de Vlaming van Oudshoorn. Als superintendent, over d' Oosterse gewesten oorlogaftig ten eind gebracht.

      - Delft, Arnold Bon, 1663.12mo. Contemporary vellum (sl. soiled). With engraved title-page, woodcut printer's device on title and 6 folding engraved plates. (24),369, (12) pp.* First edition. - Levinus Bor 'entered Arnold de Vlamingh van Oudtshoorn's service as his assistant in 1650 and became his secretary later. Bor was a witness to the suppression of the rebellion in the Ambonese islands in 1651-1656. In his booklet, written in 1657, he sets out to give a report on the basis of the papers at his disposal of the Vlamingh's methods of warfare and of the latter's measures to safequard the VOC's interest for a long time ahead. The entire work is suffered with a tone of approval and admiration for the feats of the extremely harsh de Vlamingh. Bor shows no understanding whatever for the motives inspiring the Moluccan rebels' (Polman, The Central Moluccas, p.21). Arnold de Vlamingh van Oudshoorn was Governor of Ambon from 1647 to 1655. - Extremely rare.Ruinen A20; Landwehr, VOC, 233; Cat. KITLV p.32. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Amboinse Oorlogen, Door Arnold de Vlaming van Oudshoorn Als Superintendent, over d'Oosterse gewesten Oorlogaftig ten eind gebracht

      Delft: Arnold Bon, 1663. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. [12] ff including engraved frontispiece and letter press title, 369 pp, [7] ff including 1 blank, and with 6 double-page engraved plates. Bound in contemporary stiff vellum, repair to upper corner of front cover, some nicking and repairs to upper margin of first few leaves including engraved title page; plate 1 a little toned, pages and plates otherwise fresh and in crisp impression. Very rare first and only edition of this contemporary illustrated account of the Ambon Wars in the Moluccas- "one of the bloodiest series of campaigns in VOC history" - written by the eyewitness Levinus Bor, private secretary to Superintendent Arnold de Vlaming during the conflict. De Vlaming used the war as an excuse to gain a monopoly on the spice trade, destroying plantations throughout the islands as well as brutally suppressing the native uprising. Until the late 18th century, the Moluccas remained the sole source of cloves, mace, and nutmeg, forming a lucrative trade for the European powers who controlled them. When the island of Hoamoal rebelled, Arnold de Vlaming was quick to take advantage of the situation by ordering the destruction of its clove plantations, securing the Dutch monopoly. "Then de Vlaming moved against the Ternaten opponents based on Hoamoal and their Makasarese and Malay allies in one of the bloodiest series of campaigns in VOC history. With the VOC sailed the Ambonese Christians in their war-prauws.In 1656 the population that remained was deported to Ambon. All spice trees on Hoamoal were destroyed, and thereafter it was devoid of human habitation except for passing hongi (war-fleet) expeditions looking for any wild cloves requiring destruction." (Ricklefs, A History of Modern Indonesia, p. 75) The present work, the only account of the episode noted in Landwehr's bibliography of the VOC, is a necessarily obsequious portrayal of Dutch actions during the conflict. However, the engraved plates make no attempt to hide the bloodthirsty nature of the affair - 'resolved martially', as the title suggests. The engraved titlepage, for example, is flanked by figures of a Dutch soldier opposite a black native carrying shield and sword, while the vignette at the foot of the page shows the Dutch firing rifles at native forces who return fire with spears. The first engraved double-paged plate depicts smiling, clothed natives greeting Dutch soldiers upon their arrival; the next shows the execution [?] of one native by blowpipe; a third shows natives in war canoes engaging in a naval battle alongside Dutch men-of-war; post-defeat, the fifth plate presents natives in poses of extreme supplication approaching a Dutch official who carries a severed black head in a basket; and a final engraving shows natives and Dutchmen burning a large idol upon a pyre. Arnold de Vlaming van Oudshoorn was Governor of Ambon from 1647 to 1650 and Superintendent of the region from 1652 to 1656. A controversial figure due to the professed Catholicism of his parents, it was his tenure during the Ambon Wars which saw the "strenuous military measures that earned him both fame and notoriety" (Ricklefs, p. 75). Two American copies of the work are listed on OCLC, at Cornell and the NYPL. Oddly, Landwehr #233 fails to mention any plates in this work. * Landwehr VOC 233; see also Du Perron, De Muze van Jan Companjie (1939) pp. 20-23; Ricklefs, A history of modern Indonesia.

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        Renati Des Cartes Principiorum Philosophiæ Pars I, & II, More Geometrico demonstratæ Accesserunt Ejusdem Cogitata Metaphysica.

      Johannem Riewerts, Amstelodami [Amsterdam] 1663 - TP + [i]-[vii] = Præfatio + [viii] = Ad Librum + [ix]-[xiv] = Index + 1-90 + [91] = half-title _ 93-140; Small Quarto. First Edition. (Kingma-Offenberg 1)First Edition of Spinoza's First Book - Explicating Descartes.Spinoza's first work is the only one published during his lifetime that identified him as the author and had the correct information on the printer-publisher. Spinoza's two later works (Tractatus & Opera) were very much his own radical thought (rather than a reworking of Descartes ideas as here) and so were necessarily published anonymously and listing false information about the printer-publisher on the title page. He radical nature of Spinoza's thought and the dangers of publishing such materials in this time and place are brilliantly explained in Jonathan Israel's Radical Enlightenment (Oxford, 2001). Here Spinoza presents an exposition of Cartesian philosophy but he has recast it using his own geometrical method of reasoning and presentation. The origins of this work are interesting and clearly explained by the author himself in a letter to his friend, Oldenburg, that was written shortly after publication: "Some of my friends asked me to make them a copy of a treatise containing a precise account of the Second Part of Descartes' Principia Philosophiæ [1644], demonstrated in the geometric style, and of the main points treated in metaphysics. Previously, I had dictated this to a certain young man to whom I did not want to teach my own opinions openly. They asked me to prepare the First Part also by the same method, as soon as I could. Not to disappoint my friends, I immediately undertook to do this and finished it in two weeks. I delivered it to my friends, who in the end asked me to let them publish the whole work. They easily won my agreement, on the condition that one of them [Lodewijk Meyer], in my presence, would provide it with a more elegant style and add a short preface warning readers that I did not acknowledge all the opinions contained in this treatise as my own, since I had written many things in it which were the opposite of what I held, and illustrating this by one or two examples. One of my friends, to whose care the publishing of this little book has been entrusted, has promised to do all this and that is why I stayed for a while in Amsterdam." (Nadler, Spinoza, A Life, p. 205)This rather straightforward - though completely reformatted - exposition of Descartes is followed by the Cogita Metaphysica (Metaphysical Thoughts- pp. 91-140 - with its own title page) which is written from the Cartesian perspective (defending, for instance, the freedom of the will) but with some serious foreshadowing of Spinoza's later doctrines. Contemporary vellum boards professionallhy rebacked with a nicely matching vellum spine. With two small contemporary annotations fading ink on pages 122 & 124 (4 lines & 6 lines respectively). Overall, a lovley copy of this first and rather rare work by Spinoza. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Totius Africa Nova Reprasentatio?

      Engraved double page, hand colored, large cartouche, 495 x 580 mm (22 1/2" x 19 "). Margins are average, some minor aging and foxing, a nick or two in the margins; otherwise very nice, colorful, and with a strong impression. Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724) was considered the father of German mapmaking, and in 1715 was actually appointed the Geographer to the Emperor. He founded his mapmaking business in 1702, and he would produce several major atlases between 1707 and 1716. The current map includes a note about the accuracy of the map in identifying the source of the Nile. It also includes an elaborate cartouche featuring animals and native Africans. The map is very colorful, and is map number 72 in Norwich. Norwich # 72. Van De Gohm: Antique Maps. Bagrow: History of Cartography. $1250

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        La Perspective Curieuse...Divisée en Quatre Livres Avec l’Optrique et La Catoptrique du R.P. Mersenne

      Jean du Puis/Widow of Langlois Paris: Jean du Puis/Widow of Langlois, 1663. Scarce edition of this important treatise on perspective by the most scientifically rigorous of 17th-century French theorists, of particular interest for its contention that “the illustrations to earlier treatises were often defective” (Millard), thus making it the first work on the subject to treat the problem of didactic illustration in a deliberate and self-conscious manner. A comprehensive textbook, Book I gives basic geometrical definitions and an introduction to perspective construction; Book II treats simple and deformed perspective—namely, the curved or irregular surfaces found in vaulted ceilings, niches etc., and examines the necessary surface distortion (anamorphosis) to bring a picture painted on such a surface into perspective; Book III deals with more complex cases of anamorphosis, such as reflections on flat, cylindrical and conical surfaces; and Book IV covers the use of dioptrics for placing figures on flat surfaces. The sections of books II and III dealing with anamorphosis were particularly important, whether in Niceron’s own practice as a painter or for later artists or theorists (see the chapter on Niceron in Baltrušaitis), and according to Mahoney (DSB), the discussion of refraction in Book IV possibly contains “the first published reference to Descartes’ derivation of the law of refraction” (X.104). The work first appeared in French in 1638; reprinted in 1646 and 1651, in the latter with the first appearance of Mersenne’s treatise. This edition is a second edition of that reprint.* Millard French, 124 (1663); Wiebenson III.b.18; Kemp, The Science of Art, pp. 129ff.; Baltrušaitis, Anamorphosis, 51ff.. Folio [35 x 22.5 cm], engraved frontispiece signed Daret, (6) ff., including half-title and title, engraved portrait of Niceron signed M. Lasne, 191 (1) pp., with 7 woodcut diagrams in text and 50 numbered plates [49 full-page, 1 double page]; (6) ff., 134 pp. Note: plates bound at back. Bound in contemporary calf, covers ruled, spine with raised bands elaborately gilt; covers abraded and some small chips to spine on bands; former ownership stamp on verso of title; spotting and even toning or light browning on scattered leaves often seen in this work; wormhole in margin of plates 27 and following repaired extending into printed surface (generally only printed border). Otherwise very good.

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        Results of Astronomical Observations Made During the Years 1834, 5, 6, 7, 8, at the Cape of Good Hope; Being the Completion of a Telescopic Survey of the Whole Surface of the Visible Heavens Commence in 1825. London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1847

       INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, A FOLIO FIRST EDITION of "the first great star-atlas of the southern hemisphere' (Norman Catalogue 1056).  "With this monumental survey of the stars of the southern hemisphere, Herschel completed the task begun by his father William, who fifty years earlier had catalogued the northern celestial hemisphere. Using a twenty foot reflecting telescope, which he erected just south of Cape Town, Herschel swept the whole of the southern sky, cataloging nebulae, cluster and binary stars, carrying out the counts of over 68,000 stars.. . . he made detailed drawings and maps" (Honeyman 1663).  "Herschel stands almost alone in his attempt to grapple with the dynamical problems presented by star-clusters, and his analysis of the Magellanic Clouds was decisive as to the status of nebulæ" (Oxford DNB).The story of the publication of this work is important, particularly given that this copy is inscribed in the author's hand, noted as such in print, and that no other such copies have been recorded. See scans attached. In print it reads "Presented by Algernon Duke of Northumberland to" and then in Herschel's hand "Professor Robinson, New York, With the Author's Compliments." Additionally, the dedication page notes in text that "This work is gratefully inscribed by the author." "By the end of 1842 [Herschel] had performed without assistance the computations necessary for the publication [in this work] of his Cape observations. In September 1843 the letterpress was ?fairly begun,? and after some delays the work appeared in 1847, at the cost of the Duke of Northumberland, in a large quarto volume, entitled ?Results of Astronomical Observations made during the years 1834?8 at the Cape of Good Hope.?Besides the catalogues of nebulæ and double stars, it included profound discussions of various astronomical topics, and was enriched with over sixty exquisite engravings. He insisted in it upon the connection of sun-spots with the sun's rotation, and started the ?cyclonic theory? of their origin. [Herschel] investigated graphically the distribution of nebulæ, but fluctuated in his views as to their nature. Regarding them in 1825 as probably composed of ?a self-luminous or phosphorescent substance, gradually subsiding into stars and sidereal systems? (Memoirs Royal Astronomical Society, ii. 487), he ascribed to them later a stellar constitution, and finally inclined to suppose them formed of ?discrete luminous bodies floating in a non-luminous medium" (ibid).CONDITION & DETAILS: Folio (13 x 10.25 inches; 325 x 256mm). [12], xx, [452 pp], 17 plates, [6 ii, errata and additions, often lacking]. Ex-libris bearing only a tiny 'withdrawn' stamp on the front pastedown and no other library markings whatsoever. ILLUSTRATION: 17 plates. The first 13 plates, including the four folding plates, are engraved, the remaining four are lithographed. An inch wide repair to the rear of 3 plates (apparently just to reinforce things at the inner hinge; there are no tears). BINDING & INTERIOR: Bound in original maroon blind-stamped publisher's cloth. Rebacked at the spine; gilt-lettered title. Small conservator's repair to the cloth on the rear board. The interior hinges were at some point professionally reinforced. Minor scuffing and edgewear at the tips. Tightly and very solidly bound. Small tear at the upper inner margin of the frontispiece. Scattered light toning and foxing throughout. Handsome wide margins. Very good condition. 

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        Summa Geometricae Practicae, worinnen erstlich Bernhard Cantzlers kurtzer und leichter Bericht vom Feldmessen/ Auf die ins gemein vor andern fürkommende Fäll deß Messens und Abtheilens gerichtet. Zum Andern/ Unterschiedliche auf heutigen Schlag/ in Frieden und Kriegszeiten zu Land und Wasser nützliche Annotationes, auch Arithmethicae, Trigometricae, Graphicae und Geographicae, Nauticae, Aquae ductoriae &c. Additiones und zu Zeiten Neue Inventiones &c. Durch M. Abidam Trew, Math. und Physices bey der Universität Altdorff Professorem

      Nürnberg, Endter 1663.. Mit Kupfertitel, 56 gest. Tafeln (1 gefalt.) und zahlr. Textdiagramme. 20 Bl., 478 S. Prgt. d. Zt. VD17 23:243430D. - Erste von Trew bearbeitete Ausgabe, wobei seine umfangreichen Erweiterungen und Annotationes über die Hälfte des Werkes ausmachen. Cantzlers Werk erschien erstmal 1622. Die Tafeln zeigen Vermessungsgeräte, praktische Beispiele zu Vermessungsarbeiten sowie geometrische Darstellungen. - Rücken mit einigen Kalk(?)resten, Wenige Tafeln etwas feuchtfleckig.

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        Le chemin de la fortune ov les bonnes règles de la vie pour acquérir des richesses en toutes sortes de conditions et pour obtenir les faveurs de la Cour, les honneurs et le crédit ; entretiens d'Ariste sur la vraye science du monde

      M. DC. LXIII (A Paris : chez Iean-Baptiste Loyson... à la Croix royale), 1663. 1st Edition. Description [1-1bl.-14-] 362 p. 15 cm. (12mo). Manuscript annotation over-ruled in ink to the terminal leaves. Finely and period-sympathetically bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled and ruled in blind. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Codicis Dn. Justiniani Sacratissimi Principis PP. Aug. Repetitae

      1663. Justinian I [483-565 CE], Emperor of the East. Godefroy, Denis [1549-1622], Editor and Annotator. Codicis Dn. Justiniani Sacratissimi Principis PP. Aug. Repetitae Praelectionis Libri XII. Postrema Editio Prioribus Auctior et Emendatior. Frankfurt: Sumptibus Societis. Imprimebat Hieronymus Polichius, 1663. [xvi] pp., 1024 cols., [4] pp., 456 cols., [13] pp., 78 cols., [2] pp., 282 cols. Folio (14" x 9"). Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece. Moderate rubbing with wear to extremities, chipping to spine ends, front board just beginning to separate but still secure. Large woodcut printer device, head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Faint dampstaining to head of text block, light foxing and browning to portions of text, internally clean. * Large-paper edition. Includes the Authenticae; Seu, Novellae Constitutiones, Feudorum Consuetudines, Constitutiones Friderici II. Imp. Extravagantes, Liber de Pace Constantiae, Epitome Feudorum and related writings and notes by Godefroy. Commissioned by the Emperor Justinian in 530 CE, the body of writings known collectively as the Corpus Juris Civilis preserved and restated all existing Roman law. Compiled in three years under the direction of Tribonium, it was both a critical restatement of earlier law and jurisprudential writings and a complete collection of recent legislation. It is divided into four books, the Institutes, Digest, Code and Novels. The Code contains the laws in force during Justinian's reign. It is divided into 12 books. Book 1 deals with ecclesiastical law, the sources of law, and the duties of high officials. Books 2-8 deal with private law. Book 9 deals with criminal law. Books 10-12 deal with administrative law. It received a great deal of commentary during the medieval and early modern eras. That of Denis Godefroy was influential well into the twentieth century. Godefroy was a jurist, humanist, historian, scholar of Roman law and professor at the Universities of Geneva and Heidelberg. He was also the first to apply the collective name Corpus Juris Civilis to Justinian's works. KVK lo

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        Some Considerations touching the Usefulnesse of Experimental Naturall Philosophy

      Oxford: Hen: Hall. 1663. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First printing, 1663. Large 8vo, early leather, 2 parts in one, with both half titles present, errata after last page of index, complete. Binding worn and tired, ex-library marks including bookplate removal to pastedown, faint ink stamps to title page, perforated stamp to title page, otherwise text nice and clean, complete. Needs some restoration, priced to sell. Wing B4029.

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        [ORIGINAL LEAF FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT OF THE ELIOT INDIAN BIBLE, THE FIRST BIBLE PRINTED IN AMERICA]

      [Cambridge: Samuel Green and Marmaduke Johnson, 1663].. [2]pp., printed in double columns. Small quarto. Dbd. Minor edge wear and soiling. Very good. This leaf is from the first edition of the Eliot Indian Bible, the first Bible printed in North America and the first Bible in an American Indian language. The printing of this Bible was a monumental undertaking, and it took more than two and a half years to set the type and print the work. The recto of this leaf contains Ezekiel, chapter six, verses eleven to the end and chapter seven, verses one through twenty and the first few words of verse twenty-one. The verso contains the final six verses of the Book of Ezekiel, and the first sixteen verses of chapter eight.

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        Aula Tiberiana et Solerissimi Ad Imperandum Principis Idea; Cornelius Tacitus Monitis, Ex Annalium Eius Medulla Erutis et Loberiori Disceptandi Spatio Ad Nostri Aevi Usum Accomodatis Civilem in Orchestram et Militarem Productus

      Herbornae Nassoviorum: Corvinius, 1663. 483p. The German political philosopher who earlier had traced the work of Augustus here further develops his ideas from his earliest work at Herborn before this professorship at Marburg where his attacks upon Descartes and Grotius became polemical and influenced most Protestant scholars for succeeding generations. Schweiger, Handbuch der Classichen Bibliographie 1040. Title page has printer's device. There is a closed tear of 1/2" on title page else a near fine copy with clean text and tight binding.. Original Vellum. Very Good/No Dust Jacket as Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Magnalia Christi Americana: Or, The Ecclesiastical History Of New-England, From Its First Planting In The Year 1620, Unto The Year Of Our Lord 1698

      Folio, recently rebound in calf, consists of 7 books in one volume, folding map (linen-backed), [30], map, 38, [2], 75, 238, [2], 128-222, 100, 88, 118, [4] pp. As usual, lacking errata leaves, and first two blanks, left half of map made up in facsimile, first signature A (AN ATTESTATION, which should be bound after the title page is placed before the map) is bound incorrectly after D (per Church and Holmes). Minor marginal annotations, dampstaining affecting upper inner quarter of the first three books, some chips and folds in corners, occasional soiling, and wax remnant on title, leaves 6L2 and 6L3 with smaller margins, apparently taken from another copy; modern bookplate tipped in on front pastedown. First ad leaf out of register and trim, the other worn and extended at the inner margin, both with slight loss of text. Handsomely rebound in full panel calf, sewn endbands, title label on spine. The first edition of Cotton Mather?s (1663-1728) Magnalia Christi Americana has long been regarded as the most famous work produced during the colonial period. It contains a wealth of information on a broad range of subjects, and gives the reader a clear picture of colonial life. Of particular interest is his discussion of the Salem Witch trails, for which he challenges some of the methods used, and seems to be distancing himself from those events. Some historians would argue he played a not insignificant role in what happened in Salem. Other highlights include his discussion of the development of Harvard College, and the escape of Hannah Duston (1657-1736) from the Indians.

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        Ongeluckige Voyagie van het Schip Batavia

      Amsterdam,: Gillis Joosten Saeghman, n.d. but circa, 1663.. Small quarto, pp. 44, with a wood-engraved title-page vignette, one full-page wood-engraving, and six copper engraved illustrations in the text; some toning and a few marks but a very good copy with good margins and sharp impressions of the engravings; bound in simple marbled paper wrappers. Very rare and exceptionally important: an early edition of the extraordinary and dramatic story of the "unlucky voyage" of the VOC ship Batavia, the most desirable of all books relating to Western Australia, a celebrated rarity of Australian book collecting, and the most important of all Dutch Australiana. Pelsaert's boat voyage along the West Australian coast to seek help at Batavia was the first extensive discovery of the Australian continent, exceeded only by the later voyages of Abel Tasman.First published in 1647, there were essentially six editions, with three variants, published in the seventeenth century (Tiele, 235-243; Landwehr, VOC, 406-411). This is the last of the early editions; all the early editions are of great rarity on the market. This version has sometimes been misidentified, appearing in some library catalogues wrongly dated 1648.The fine engraved illustrations in the book are famous; they include the celebrated scene of the Batavia foundering on the Houtman Abrolhos in the Indian Ocean west of modern Geraldton, graphic reproductions of the mutiny and slaughter on the islands, and the hanging of the mutineers on Seal Island. These are the earliest printed representations of any Australian scenes.The early Dutch editions of Pelsaert's voyage are of the greatest importance as the first published accounts of any voyage of Australian discovery. The story of the wreck itself, in Drake-Brockman's words, "provides the greatest dramatic tragedy in Australian history beside which the mutiny on the Bounty is an anaemic tale".The previous edition had included the innovation of having the dramatic scene showing the foundering of the Batavia on the title-page, where this edition includes what is believed to be the vessel under full sail with, to its stern, the smaller rescue vessel Sardam, which was dispatched by the VOC under the command of Pelsaert to rescue the survivors. This image had previously been used by the publisher Hartgers for his edition of 1648.Landwehr, VOC, 411; Politzer, 'Bibliography of Dutch Literature on Australia', p. 1 (first edition); Robert, 706; Schilder, 'Australia Unveiled', pp. 111-128; Tiele, 'MÈmoire', 243; Tiele, 'Nederlandsche Bibliographie', 851n.

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        EXPOSITION DE L'INSTITUTION DE LA S. CENE, RAPPORTE'E PAR SAINT PAUL EN SA I. EPITRE AUX CORINTHIENS, EN XIX SERMONS

      Geneva: Jean Ant. & Samuel De Tournes. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1663. First Edition. Flexible vellum. RELIGION; Decorations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; [3], 829, [2] pages; Exposition De L'Institution De La S. Cene, Rapporte'e par Saint Paul en sa I. Epitre aux Corinthiens, en XIX Sermons. Quite scarce. WorldCat locates but two collections with this book in them. Not found in Library of Congress. Not found in Wing. Errata bound in. Bound in period vellum. Partial library bookplate and in stamp. Scattered mild foxing. Contents generally VG and binding solid. .

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        Beschrijvinge Der wijd-vermaarde Koop-stadt Amstelredam, Van hare eerste beginselen, oude Voor-rechten, en verscheyde Vergrootingen,...stant. Den tweeden Druck

      Amsterdam, voor Abraham en Jan de Wees, 1663.. 1663. Engrd title, title & 5 unnumbered leaves, 353 pp. and 15 pp. bladwijzer, 2 blanks. With 16 (14 fldg) copper-engrd plates (fldg map of Amsterdam included). Full vellum w. author & title handwritten in contemporry ink.. 12°. According to Nijhoff this de Wees reprint of the 2nd edition has one plate more: the Trippenhuis (opposite p. 86). Nice provenance: from the library of W. J. R. DREESMANN with his armorial bkplte with shelf-no. in ink. On fly-lf. and verso engrd title the signature of: J. ter Gouw ( on fly-lf added "1864"). Fly-lf also stamped: J. E. ter GOUW Hilversum. Verso Stathuys-print in an old hand: "J ...nhuysen fecit". Rear pastedown ptly torn from block, some waterstaining (frontal fly-lf and last 2 blanks) however hardly affecting the text, some (finger)soiling in a few places and 3 fldg plates with a slightly brittle outer margin..

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        Urkunde 1663 - Lehnsbrief für Heinrich Meyer zu Schagen(?) und Jacob (Jakob) Kock. Handschrift auf Pergament. Mit Unterschrift "Georg Heinrich

      Osnabrück, 20. August 1663. 11 x 36 cm. 1 Seiten mit hervorgehobener Anfangszeile und anhängendem Original-Siegel (Durchmesser 7 cm) in gedrechselter Holzkapsel mit Deckel, gefaltet - Heinrich Meyer zu Schagen(?) und Jacob Kock werden mit dem Zehnten über das Erbe Honradt in der Bauerschaft Ellinghausen (Ortsteil von Uphausen-Eistrup) im Kirchspiel Bissendorf belehnt: "... auf unserem gemeinen Lehentage belehnet haben und hiermit belehnen Heinrich Meyer zu Schagen(?) und Jacoben Kock jetziger Zeit Proniores der Kirchen zu Bissendorp zu behufs der Kirchen daselbst, mit dem Zehenten über das Erbe Honradt in der Bauerschaft Ellinghausen in ermeltem Kirspell Bissendorp belegen ..." Das rote Siegel mit dem Wappen des Herzogtums Braunschweig-Lüneburg in tadelloser Erhaltung -

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        Venetia città nobilissima et singolare, descritta in XIIII libri... Con aggiunta di tutte le cose notabili... occorse dall'anno 1580 fino al presente 1663, da D. Giust. Martinioni... -

      Venezia, Curti, 1663.In-4. Cartonatura rustica originale, titolo calligrafato sul dorso. Antiporta inc. con al centro veduta a volo d'uccello di Venezia, e ritratto di Martinioni f.t. (12), 760 (mal num. 754), 86, (10), 24, (72) pp.; lieve uniforme ossidazione della carta e qualche macchiolina; buon esemplare intonso e marginoso. Terza e migliore edizione, importante per le notevoli aggiunte. «Nel Martinioni poi riescono di utilità i cataloghi posti alla fine, cioè degli uomini letterati dal 1600 al 1663, dei dottori nel clero veneto, dei medici, degli avvocati, dei pittori, degli scultori» (Cicogna 4467). Cicognara 4380. Fossati Bellani 2395. Third, greatly enlarged and best edition. Engr. frontispiece with a bird?s eye view of Venice in the centre, and a portrait of Martinioni. Mild uniform toning of the paper and a few light stains here and there, but a good uncut copy in original boards.

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        Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Original Copies: Leaf from “The Tragedy of Troilus and Cressida”

      London: Printed by Roger Daniel for Phillip Chetwinde, 1663-1664. From the Third Folio (unknown state). Very slight browning, left margin with rubbing and some tears (being a leaf from a book), else fine. Folio (340 x 221 mm).

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