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        Particulir carte des Landes und der Schön- Weltberuhmte Gegend umb Paris so da ist der gröste Theil des Gouvernem der Insul von Frankreich.

      Artist: Homann Johann Babtiste ( - 1724) Nuremberg; issued in: Nuremberg; date: ca 1710 1664 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 56,5 x 47,5; - description: Map shows Ile de France with Paris; -vita of the artist: Johann Babtiste Homann (1664-1724), Nuremberg, was born in Oberkammlach, the Electorate of Bavaria. Although educated at a Jesuit school, and preparing for an ecclesiastical career, he eventually converted to Protestantism and from 1687 worked as a civil law notary in Nuremberg. He soon turned to engraving and cartography; in 1702 he founded his own publishing house.Homann acquired renown as a leading German cartographer, and in 1715 was appointed Imperial Geographer by Emperor Charles VI. Giving such privileges to individuals was an added right that the Holy Roman Emperor enjoyed. In the same year he was also named a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. Of particular significance to cartography were the imperial printing privileges (Latin: privilegia impressoria). These protected for a time the authors in all scientific fields such as printers, copper engravers, map makers and publishers. They were also very important as a recommendation for potential customers.In 1716 Homann published his masterpiece Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt (Grand Atlas of all the World). Numerous maps were drawn up in cooperation with the engraver Christoph Weigel the Elder, who also published Siebmachers Wappenbuch.Homann died in Nuremberg. He was succeeded by the Homann heirs company, which was in business until 1848. The company was known as Homann Erben, Homanniani Heredes, or Heritiers de Homann abroad.

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        SOME CONSIDERATIONS TOUCHING THE USEFULNESSE OF EXPERIMENTAL NATURAL PHILOSOPHY. Propos'd in a familiar discourse to a friend, by way of invitation to the study of it, by the Honorable Robert Boyle Esq; Fellow of the Royal Society.

      Oxford, printed by Hen: Hall Printer to the University, for Ri: Davis, 1664. SECOND EDITION 1664 (first published in June 1663), Parts I and II, COMPLETE WITH TITLE PAGE AND ALL MAIN TEXT BUT LACKS 4 LEAVES OF PRELIMS. Small 4to, approximately 190 x 150 mm, 7½ x 6 inches, decorated head- and tailpieces, historiated initial, pages: [8 of 16], 1-126, [4]; divisional title page, 3-184, 193-288, 287-299; half-title to Appendix 303-376, 387-416, vertical half-title, [16] - Index. The 4 LEAVES OF PRELIMS MISSING ARE THE LAST 2 PAGES OF "THE PUBLISHER TO THE READER" "THE AUTHOR'S ADVERTISEMENT" and THE HALF-TITLE. Present are divisional title page to Part II and the vertical half title "Mr Boyle of naturall and experimentall philosophy" which follows the end of Part II. Irregularities of pagination in all copies, signatures complete, collation: *4, A-R4 (-A1-4), a-z4, Aa-Ss4, tt-zz4, aaa-ddd4, fff-ggg4. Bound in full calf, expertly rebacked to style, raised bands, blind stamped motifs in compartments, gilt lettering, new endpapers. Covers slightly marked, small pale stain to lower cover, 3 tips of corners of covers neatly repaired, title page lightly browned at edges, 2 neat old names to top margin, pale damp stain to upper corner affects pages 153-160 and 289-294, tiny rust hole in y1 in Part II, no loss, small closed tear to fore-edge margin of ss4-tt3 in Part II, neatly repaired, not affecting text. A very good tight clean copy, lacking 8 pages of prelims as noted, main text complete. "The first part of our work which celebrates the religious value of study of the natural world, had been begun earlier but was revised and extended at this time (1663), while the first section of the second part, dealing with the value of science to medicine, was apparently now newly written. This immense compilation--which, in the course of expounding its theme, divulged a vast number of cures which Boyle had come across and tried--was to prove his most extensive medical work and it was widely cited in the debates on medical practice of the time. Boyle also wrote extensively on the application of science more generally, and some sections of these writings were to be published as the second section of part 2 of Usefulness in 1671 (ODNB). Fulton, Boyle Bibliography, page 40, No.52, issue B; A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume 2, page 221. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        1664 Chronica Turcica Turkish Empire MOHAMET Muslim Islamic Wars Ottoman 2in1

      Frankfurt am Mayn : Serlin, 1664. First edition. - 1664 Chronica Turcica Turkish Empire MOHAMET Muslim Islamic Wars Ottoman 2in1 Two extremely rare accounts of the history of Mohammed and the Ottoman Empire Item number: #1373 Price: $1950 An exceedingly rare first edition of ‘Chronica Turcica’ or a ‘Turkish Chronicle’. This book covers the history of the Turkish Empire, Islamic and Muslim history, and the life Mohamet. It focuses heavily on Muslim worship, prayer, church, fasting, and ceremonies and rites, such as circumcision. The unknown author writes about the types of governments used in Islamic cultures, sultans and kings, as well as the beginnings of military development into full-out wars on religion. According to Blackmer, this is the ‘first collected edition, compiled from various sources, including early Turkish histories.” anon Chronica Turcica Oder Außfuhrlichund Wahrhafftige Beschreibung/ Von deß Turckischen Reichs Ursprung und Auffnehmen : Von dessen Stiffter dem Mahomet/ nebenst seinem gantzen Lebenslauff/ auch von Regierung der ersten Turck- und Tartarischen Konigen. So wol auch von der Turcken Religion/ Gottesdienst/ Gebotten/ Kirchengehen/ Beten/ Fasten/ Beschneidung/ und andern dergleichen Ceremonien. Von Regierung aller Turckischen Kaysern . biß auff den jetztregierenden Mahomet den Vierdten. Ingleichen von dero Hoffhaltung/ Hoff- und Kriegsbedienten/ von deren Nahmen und Verrichtungen/ und von der Turcken gemeinem Leben und Wandel: Dann auch vom Reichthumb/ Einkommen/ Konigreichen und Landern deß Turckischen Reichs. Sampt einem Anhang/ so eine Beschreibung derjenigen Potentaten/ welche mit dem Turckischen Reich grantzen/ und daran zu pratendiren haben: Wie auch unterschiedliche Weissagungen von demselben: Nebenst dem Kriegsbedencken Hrn. Lazari von Schwendi . wegen deß Turckenkriegs/ in sich halt. Ordentlich und umstandlich auß vielen glaubwurdigen Scribenten und Historicis zusammen gelesen/ mit vielen Kupfferstucken geziert an Tag und hervor gegeben: Sambt einem zweyfachen Register. Frankfurt am Mayn : Serlin, 1664. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [4], 293, [4] o Lacking title page and 2 other leaves These pages provided in facsimile Portrait of Skanderbeg (George Castriot) • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure • References: VD 17 23:236419U; Blackmer 352 • Language: German • Size: ~8in X 6.5in (20cm x 16.5cm) • Exceedingly rare with no other example for sale worldwide ALSO BOUND WITH An exceedingly rare first edition of ‘Mohamet and the Turkish Atrocity’. This book is a general history of the life of Mohamet and the Turkish Empire. It deals with origins of culture and customs, wars, tyrannical governmental rule, Muslim faith and worship, sultans and viziers. The illustrations show battle plans and battles and there includes a portrait of Achmet, Grand Vizier Mehmet. This book includes extreme and bizarre Muslim sexual practices. (Hodkinson, p. 65) According to Atabey, this book contains “an account of the wars between Austria and Turkey in the 1660s. Schuster has prefaced his historical narrative with an account on Islam.” (Atabey 1111). SCHUSTER, David Mahomets und Turcken Greuel : das ist kurtze doch allgemeine historische Entwerfung des Mahometisch und Turckischen Unwesens Ursprung, Krieg, Tyranney, Glaubens und Sitten : in V Theile ordentlich verfast . Franckfurt : Schonwetter, 1664. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [4], 293, [4] o 5 parts, each with own engraved title page • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure • References: VD 17 7:686601N; Hodkinson, Encounters with Islam In German Lit. • Language: German • Size: ~8in X 6.5in (20cm x 16.5cm) • Exceedingly rare with no other example for sale worldwide Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we wil [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Schat-Boeck der Verklaringen over den Nederlandtschen Catechismus, Uyt de Latijnsche Lessen van Dr. Zacharias Ursinus, Op-gemaeckt van Dr. David Pareus, Vertaelt, ende met Tafelen, &c. verlicht, door Dr. Festus Hommius. Nu van nieuws oversien, ende nevens het stellen der Schriftuer-plaetsen na de Publijcke Oversettinge, verrijckt met Toe-eygeninge, Item met Schriftmatige Harmonie der Nederlandtsche Geloofs-Formulieren, als mede met noch twee Registers, &c. door Johannes Spiljardus.

      Amsterdam, Johannes van Ravesteyn 1664. 2 delen in 1 band, (titelprent, 12, portret) 258, (4) 233 (5) folia. Origineel Leer met ribben, goud-bestempeld, 4° (Enkele kleine wormgaatjes in de band, fol.170-175 van het tweede deel plaatselijk gebruind. Het voor- en achterplat is goud-bestempeld met het VOC-embleem van de Zeeuwse kamer te Middelburg. Catechismusverklaring van de Duitse gereformeerde theoloog Zacharias Ursinus, 1534-1583. Het is bekend dat de VOC veel aandacht besteedde aan de Heidelbergse Catechismus. Deze catechismusverklaring was dan ook een van de standaardwerken welke meegegeven werd aan boord van de Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, de ziekenbezoeker was gewoon om uit het Schatboek van Ursinus te lezen als men op zee was en tevens werd het werk gebruikt als evangelisatiemateriaal onder de bewoners van de koloniën van de VOC. Het tweede deel is dan ook o.a. opgedragen aan de 'Bewindthebberen der Geoctroyeerde Oost-Indische Compagnie' en prijst hun werkzaamheden om 'het Licht der H. Waerheyt voort te setten tot die blinde Heydenen &c.'. Dit exemplaar heeft een VOC-M band, wat betekend dat het verstrekt is door de VOC kamer van Zeeland welke gevestigd was te Middelburg. De kamer van Zeeland exporteerde één boek op elke drie boeken welke de kamer van Amsterdam exporteerde. Daarnaast werden de boeken voor het gebruik op het schip zelf voornamelijk vanuit Amsterdam geleverd. Hierdoor zijn boeken met het VOC-embleem van de kamer te Middelburg bijzonder schaars. Een fraai exemplaar.) 2 volumes in 1 binding, (frontispiece, 12, portrait) 258, (4) 233 (5) folia. Contemporary gold-stamped Leather with 4 raised bands, 4° (The binding has a few small wormholes, fol.170-175 of the second volume are browned at some places. The front and back cover are gold-stamped with the VOC-monogram of the chamber of Zeeland which was situated at Middelburg. Explanation of the Catechism by the reformed theologian from Germany Zacharias Ursinus, 1534-1583. It is known that the VOC gave a lot attention to the Heidelberg Catechism. Hence this explanation of the catechism was one of the standard works aboard the ships of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). The visitors of the sick were accustomed to read from the 'Schatboek' by Ursinus while being at sea and the work was also used as evangelisation-material among the inhabitants of the colonies of the VOC. The second volume is dedicated to the Principal Lords of the VOC ('Bewindthebberen der Geoctroyeerde Oost-Indische Compagnie') and praises their activities for bringing the light of the holy truth to the blind pagans ('het Licht der H. Waerheyt voort te setten tot die blinde Heydenen &c.'). This copy has a VOC-M binding, which means that it was provided by the VOC Chamber of Middelburg. The Chamber of Zeeland (Middelburg) exported one book to every three books the Chamber of Amsterdam exported. Usually the books for the ship's chest were also provided from Amsterdam. Due to these reasons books with the VOC-monogram of Middelburg are exceptionally rare. A fine copy.) The Landwehr, J. (1991). VOC. A bibliography of publications relating to the Dutch East India Company 1602-1800, p. XXVII-XXX / Storm van Leeuwen, J. (2006). Dutch Decorated Bookbinding in the Eighteenth Century Volume I, p. 33.

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        Compendi historici. -

      Giacomo Amadio 1664 -, Vicence - 1 volume. In-8 467 pp. Reliure moderne plein veau brun, filet et guirlande dorés avec fleurs de lis aux angles, dos 4 nerfs sautés avec un fleuron doré central.Illustré d'un titre-frontispice gravé et 13 tableaux généalogiques dépliants, dont un à double page. Charnière supérieure un peu frottée. Très bel exemplaire. La première édition de ce tableau des principales maisons souveraines de l'Europe parut en 1652. Toutes les éditions jusqu'en 1668 furent augmentées en fonction des changements intervenus, ce qui en fit une sorte d'annuaire royal aux dimensions du continent (mêmes les Ottomans y figurent, ce qui est encore assez peu courant). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A scarce VOC ship's binding from the Chamber of Middelburg

      Schat-Boeck der Verklaringen over den Nederlandtschen Catechismus, Uyt de Latijnsche Lessen van Dr. Zacharias Ursinus, Op-gemaeckt van Dr. David Pareus, Vertaelt, ende met Tafelen, &c. verlicht, door Dr. Festus Hommius. Nu van nieuws oversien, ende nevens het stellen der Schriftuer-plaetsen na de Publijcke Oversettinge, verrijckt met Toe-eygeninge, Item met Schriftmatige Harmonie der Nederlandtsche Geloofs-Formulieren, als mede met noch twee Registers, &c. door Johannes Spiljardus. Amsterdam : Johannes van Ravesteyn, 1664 Two volumes bound in one, quarto, engraved title page, ff. [12]; 258; [4]; 233; [5]; lacking the portrait of the author, contemporary full calf (worn), a VOC binding from the Chamber of Middelburg, front board blind-embossed with the monogram VOC above the letter M; spine in compartments with five raised bands, lettered in gilt. An explanation of the Catechism by the German Reformed theologian  Zacharias Ursinus. Along with bibles, psalm books and atlases the explanation of the catechism was one of the standard works carried aboard the ships of the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie - VOC). The front cover of this copy is blind-stamped with the VOCM monogram indicating is was supplied by the VOC Chamber of Middelburg. According to Landwehr, the Zeeland Chamber of Middelburg exported one book to every three of the Chamber of Amsterdam (p. xxvii). Usually the books for the ship's chest and chaplains were supplied from the Amsterdam Chamber, and bear the monogram VOCA, making the VOCM initials much less common. A scarce book used aboard a VOC ship bound for Batavia with a binding from the Chamber of Middelburg. Landwehr, J. (1991). VOC. A bibliography of publications relating to the Dutch East India Company 1602-1800, (another copy of this exact edition with the VOCM monogram illustrated p. xxix) Storm van Leeuwen, J. (2006). Dutch Decorated Bookbinding in the Eighteenth Century, vol. I, p. 33

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        Les agremens de la campagne, ou remarques particulieres sur la construction des maisons de campagne plus ou moins magnifiques, des jardins de plaisance, & des plantages, avec les ornemens qui en dépendent, &c. 3 vols. Paris, David le Jeune, 1752.

      Contemporary marbled calf leatehr, gilt lettering and ornaments. 8o: 3 vols., pag.: (vol. 1) [1] xxxix 249; (vol. 2) vi 326; (vol. 3) ii 335. With 16 folding plates after the original plates by J. van der Spyk, F. van Bleyswyck, J. Wandelaar and J.C. Philips. Fine set of this rare French translation by De Groot of this highly important horticultural treatise by the Dutch cloth merchant, art patron, and 'first garden theorist of the Netherlands' Pieter de la Court (1664-1739), His estate ‘Meerburg' was situated near Leiden. The first Dutch edition of the book was published in 1737. It contains details of the laying out and planting of small Dutch pleasure gardens, stressing the importance of water, proportional harmony and careful consideration for site. De la Court emphasizes natural features above artful device, and the blending of the garden into the landscape, with the occasional consciously placed 'romantic element'. J.C. Loudon writes in his 'Encyclopaedia of Gardening' (1827) that the work is 'little known [...] among the best that have been produced'. The work contains information on the development of glasshouses and heating methods. The large engravings depict glasshouses, 5 fine plates of citrus fruit, and 2 further plates of citrus fruit and the magnificent pineapple and tuberose.B0136.

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        Young woman playing a lute (luit).

      Young woman playing the French lute, in an oval. Signed and dated on the left: 'CNetscher / AN 1664'; on verso Ploos van Amste's mark (L.2725). Print drawing on paper, trimmed to plate; total: 156 x 127 mm, mounted on cardboard.

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        Prima parte (unica pubblicata) dello specchio del mare nel quale si descrivono tutti i porti, spiaggie...del Mediterraneo

      Marino e Celle. In Folio (mm 418x283); carte 3 non numerate compreso lo splendido frontespizio allegorico figurato, dedica e dedica al lettore; 152 pagine, 25 carte nautiche incise in rame. Anche le pagine di testo sono corredate da numerose illustrazioni silografiche di rade, porti e profili costieri. Pergamena settecentesca con titolo in oro su tassello. Tagli azzurrati. Esemplare molto bello, ben inchiostrato, del celebre atlante nautico. Minimi difetti alle ultime carte con rinforzo marginale delle ultime due e saltuarie macchie. Lo specchio del mare, atlante-portolano del Mediterraneo pubblicato nella sua prima edizione a Genova nel 1664 ed in seconda edizione nel 1679. Poco si conosce su tale capitano genovese Francesco Maria Levanto, che "a sue spese" fece incidere le più accreditate carte nautiche disponibili sul bacino del Mediterraneo dell'epoca. Le scarne notizie ci informano che l'atlante - di pregevole fattura - presenta alcuni di questi documenti elaborati negli anni precedenti dallo stesso Levanto insieme ad altri tratti da un'opera olandese, De Lichtende Colomne ofte Zeespigel, pubblicata una ventina di anni prima da Anthoni Jacobsz e riutilizzata in seguito da numerosi altri cartografi (Goos, Donker, Thornton, Van Keulen ed altri). Infatti, la prima carta dell'Autore reca la seguente illuminante dicitura: costruite in Amsterdam et corrette dal Cap. Francesco Maria Levanto et a sue spese intagliate l'anno 1663. Le carte nautiche riprendono in modo chiaro l'opera di Anthoni Jacobsz (1606-1650) "Gran libro di itinerari del mar Mediterraneo", di grande rarità, pubblicato nel 1654 da Goos. L'Atlante, dedicato al nobile savonese Giovanni Battista della Rovere, fu pubblicato a Genova da Gerolamo Marino e Benedetto Celle. Tale opera descrive le isole e le coste del Mediterraneo in dodici dimostrationi, corredate da carte nautiche e da illustrazioni raffiguranti panorami di coste e vedute di porti. Nell'introduzione, l'autore illustra i vari metodi per calcoli astronomici oltre a riportare in cinque tabelle le latitudini di numerosi porti. Il corredo delle carte si apre con due portolani generali del Mediterraneo, uno dedicato alla parte occidentale, l'altro al mare di levante, per poi poseguire con 25 fogli nautici numerati ciascuno raffigurante il tratto di costa descritta nella dimostratione che la segue. In tutte le carte sono presenti i principali toponimi e una serie di simboli (piccole ancore per i punti di approdo, crocette per gli scogli pericolosi, punteggiatura per i bassi fondali, una o più rose dei venti), mentre in un apposito riquadro, viene riportata la scala grafica in diverse misure, leghe olandesi, miglia italiane, leghe inglesi e francesi. Concludono ciascuna dimostratione le tabelle che riportano le distanze tra i principali luoghi espresse in leghe italiane ed una sequenza di vedute delle coste. Nonostante l'opera non avesse avuto grande fortuna all'epoca, forse perchè riconosciuta come poco originale dai cartografi coevi, il Coronelli - che quasi certamente non conosceva il modello e le derivazioni nordiche - la volle inserire nel suo Atlante Veneto, come ultimo volume dell'edizione del 1698 (Valerio, 2002, p. 91).

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        Den Hollantschen Icarvs, uyt-ghebeeldt in Daniel Peenivs. Predicant tot Noortwijcker-hout.

      Antwerpen, Michiel Cnobbaert 1664 - (4) 11-552, 168 p. Origineel overslaand Perkament, 8° (Onderkant rug iets beschadigd, ex-libris Prof. Dr. K. Schilder op de titelpagina, de paginering begint bij 11 maar het werk is compleet.)

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        Histoire genealogique des Pais-Bas, ou histoire de Cambray et du Cambresis

      Leiden, 1664. 3 vols. in 2. 4o. Half leather, good condition. Exlibris Ortt. Vague stain throughout volume 2. (16)+534+1096 pag. Illustrated with two large folding plates: map of North-West France and the seating of the Council of Cambresis. The latter has some small repaired defects. The fourth volume with the Preuves (122 pag.) is missing. H201

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        Mindani Eqvitis Observationes Anatomicae & Epistolae Medicae ex schedis posthumis selectae & editae à Th. Bartholino.

      Hafniae, Apud Petrum Hauboldum, 1664, 8, (8), 248 pp., mit Titelholzschnittvignette, feiner Halblederband im Stil d.Zt. feines Exemplar. Rare - First Edition of "Vesling's posthumous papers contains much remarkable material that he would undoubtedly have formulated in more precise terms. Among the more notable things to be found in these papers (which were published by Thomas Bartholin) is a correction of his initial findings concerning the sexual organs of the viper and the scent glands of the snakes" DSBA native Westphalian, Johann Vesling (1598-1649) lived in Egypt for several years before becoming professor of anatomy and surgery at Padua in 1632. He was also director of the botanical gardens there and, in addition to his study of Egyptian flora, also led a scientific expedition to Crete in order to study its plant life.Erste Ausgabe. - DSB XIV, 12/13 Krivatsy 12325. -

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        Biblia sacra vulgatae editionis. Sixti V. Pont. Max. iussu recognita atque edita.

      Antwerpen, Plantiniana. 1664 - 4°. (3) Bl., 1055, (1), 30 S., (26) Bl. Lederband der Zeit. Vorderer Einbanddeckel vollständig abgelöst. Papier etwas stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'entrée solennelle dans la ville de Lyon, de Monseigneur l'Eminentissime Cardinal Flavio Chigi, neveu de Sa Sainteté, & sont légat à Latere en France : avec les noms, qualitez et blasons des prelats, seigneurs & gentils-hommes de sa suite. Pareillement, les noms, qualitez, blasons et harangues des personnes les plus considérables qui composent les corps de la ville de Lyon, selon l'ordre qu'ils ont tenus dans la prononciation des harangues qu'ils ont faites à cette Eminence.

      Lyon, Alexandre Fumeux, 1664, plein maroquin début XXe, décor à la Du Seuil sur les plats, dos orné. -3 petites déchirures restaurées sans manque, page de titre lég. poussiéreuse, avec petit manque marginal restauré avec du papier ancien, cachet d'une bibliothèque religieuse. -Portrait du cardinal au verso du titre. - in-folio de 121 feuillets + 6 pages manuscrites ; Exemplaire enrichi de 6 pages manuscrites du XIXe siècle, d’une belle calligraphie (notice historique sur l’affaire du Duc de Créqui, et table des noms de famille dont les armoiries sont représentées et blasonnées).Edition originale, rare, dont il existe plusieurs tirages différents (cf. M.A. Merland).Marie-Anne Merland, Répertoire XVIIe siècle Lyon, XXV-p. 41 ; Saffroy 25972.En 1662, le Duc de Créqui, ambassadeur de Louis XIV à Rome, faillit être assassiné par la garde corse du Pape. Pour laver cet affront, Louis XIV fit occuper Avignon et exigea des excuses publiques. Le Traité de Pise du 12 février 1664, mit un terme aux tensions entre Rome et la France : le Pape présenterait des excuses publiques et Louis XIV restituerait Avignon.Le Cardinal Flavio Chigi, neveu du Pape, entreprit en mars 1664 un voyage diplomatique, dont l’étape finale était Fontainebleau. Il y présenta des excuses publiques à Louis XIV au nom de son oncle.Ce voyage l’amena à Lyon, où sur ordre du Roi, un accueil fastueux lui fut réservé. Le déroulement de l’entrée fut ponctué de trois étapes, chacune marquée par l’adoption d’un nouveau dais ; la première eut lieu dans le couvent des Franciscains du faubourg de la Guillotière, la seconde après la Porte du Pont du Rhône où avait été érigé par Thomas Blanchet un arc de triomphe, la troisième s’acheva à l’intérieur de la cathédrale Saint-Jean.Toutes les autorités de la ville, civiles, militaires, religieuses, les différents officiers municipaux et les principaux notables participèrent à cette réception. L’ouvrage donne pour chacun des participants leur nom, leur titre et leur blason.Précieux document sur la haute société lyonnaise de l’époque.Saffroy, après avoir qualifié de livre le "curieux et rare", précise qu’il n’est pas sans intérêt en raison de sa date.Le portrait, les armes et les blasons sont gravés sur cuivre par Claudine Brunand.

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        De equuleo liber postumus cum notis Goth. Jungermanni, accedit appendix virorum illustrium, idem argumentum pertractantium. Amsterdam, Andreas Frisius 1664.

      12°, 19e- eeuws sierpapier omslag, (12)+196+(14) pag., geillustreerd. C0420.Studie over folteren en folterapparatuur, geillustreerd met 3 platen buiten de tekst (1 uitslaand) en 7 paginagrote illustraties.

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        Scena letteraria de gli scrittori bergamaschi aperta alla curiosità de suoi concittadini [..].

      per li figliuoli di Marc'Antonio Rossi, 1664. 2 volumi in 1 in-4° (cm. 21,8), legatura del XIX secolo in m. tela con piatti marmorizzati, titolo in oro al dorso (sbiadito), tagli spruzzati; pp. [18] 519 [1b], 59 [1b] in ottimo stato e fresche, con 1 tavola d'antiporta in rame f.t. Bigoni-Michieli) e 1 tavola di ritratto in rame dell'autore f.t. (Benal), 70 ritratti di scrittori bergamaschi incisi in rame a m. pagina n.t., capilettera e finalini in silografia; presente la biografia di Maria Caterina Calegari n.n. anteposta alla parte prima (e spesso mancante); errore nella numerazione (ripetute le pp. 65-68), minuscolo strappo all'angolo della carta P6. Edizione originale del prezioso repertorio locale bio-bibliografico. Cfr. Piantanida III, 3599; Lozzi 318-319; Choix, 15596; Coleti 17. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Maria Magdalena. Radierung.

       In der Platte bezeichnet \"Maes Del.\". Auf Bütten mit schmalem Rand um die Plattenkante. 17,5 x 13,2 cm. Papier: 18,5 x 14 cm. Hollstein 2. V. d. K. 2. Wurzbach 2. - Ausdrucksstarke barocke Komposition des flämischen Historienmalers und Radierers. Maes lernte 1664/65 bei Pieter van Lint, war seit 1672/73 als Meister tätig und seit 1683 Dekan der Lukasgilde. Er war vornehmlich als Kirchenmaler tätig. - Mit kleinen restaurierten Einrissen in der Darstellung. Fest aufgelegt. Vereinzelte kleine Stockflecken. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage. Godfried Maes, Godefroy Maes, Atlmeistergraphik, Druckgraphik 17. Jahrhundert, Old master prints

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        Les Historiae Canadensis [sec Novae- Franciae]

      Cramoisy, Parisiis 1664 - engravings; 810, [5]. [1] pages; Engraved title, 3 plates in first book, 10 books in a single volume, index and bound in errata. Illustrated headpieces and tailpieces. Bound in contemporary vellum. Minor water damage to the very edges of last leaves. Volume is firm and tightly bound. Some scholarly notes on first couple of end papers in pencil. French language. Transcribed in Latin from original texts. Sabin 21072 notes 13 plates and a map. The only auction record for this work was lacking plates and the map. It sold in 2006 for 4,095 EU. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Young woman playing a lute (luit).

      "Young woman playing the French lute, in an oval. Signed and dated on the left: 'CNetscher / AN 1664'; on verso Ploos van Amste's mark (L.2725)."."Print drawing on paper, trimmed to plate; total: 156 x 127 mm, mounted on cardboard. "

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        Scena letteraria de gli scrittori bergamaschi aperta alla curiosità de suoi concittadini [.].

      per li figliuoli di Marc'Antonio Rossi,, In Bergamo 1664 - 2 volumi in 1 in-4° (cm. 21,8), legatura del XIX secolo in m. tela con piatti marmorizzati, titolo in oro al dorso (sbiadito), tagli spruzzati; pp. [18] 519 [1b], 59 [1b] in ottimo stato e fresche, con 1 tavola d'antiporta in rame f.t. Bigoni-Michieli) e 1 tavola di ritratto in rame dell'autore f.t. (Benal), 70 ritratti di scrittori bergamaschi incisi in rame a m. pagina n.t., capilettera e finalini in silografia; presente la biografia di Maria Caterina Calegari n.n. anteposta alla parte prima (e spesso mancante); errore nella numerazione (ripetute le pp. 65-68), minuscolo strappo all'angolo della carta P6. Edizione originale del prezioso repertorio locale bio-bibliografico. Cfr. Piantanida III, 3599; Lozzi 318-319; Choix, 15596; Coleti 17. Ottimo esemplare. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Traité de la connoissance des animaux, où tout ce qui a esté dit pour, & contre le raisonnement des bestes, est examiné.

      - Paris, Jacques d'Allin, 1664. In-8. [lvi],438,[2] pp. Basane poli, dos à nerfs fleuronné, tranches dorées, bords dentelés. (plat superieur tres légerement frotté, mais un bel exemplaire avec ex-libris armorial de la Bibliothèque du Château des Ormes) Cureau de La Chambre (1596-1669), médicin de Louis XIII. Le Traité est un replique à la Sorbonne contre leur critique de son opinion que les bêtes possèdent, outre la faculté de sentir, celle de raisonner et de penser. (voir NBG.23/p.503) Cioranescu 22660 pour l'édition originale de 1647. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eröffnung unterschiedlicher Heimlichkeiten der Natur [.], vornemlich von einem wunderbaren Geheimnüß in Heilungen der Wunden, ohne Berührung, [.] durch die Sympathiam, discurßweise gehalten in einer hochansehnlichen Versamlung zu Montpelier [.] Zum dritten mahl gedruckt [.].

      Frankfurt/Main, Balthasar Christoph Wust, 1664. - (2), 123, (7) SS. (2), 82, (6) SS. Marmorierte Broschur der Zeit (Rücken fehlt). 8vo. Seltene dritte deutsche Ausgabe (zuvor 1660, 1661) des bekannten, bis weit ins 18. Jh. wiederaufgelegten Traktats mit der Erfindung und Anwendungsweise des Wunderheilmittels "Pulvis sympatheticus" (ferrum sulfuricum siccum). Sir Kenelm Digby (1603-65) führte ein abenteuerliches Leben, war als Diplomat aktiv und fuhr auch als Kaperkapitän zur See. Nach dem Tode seiner Frau zu den Naturwissenschaften hingezogen, führte er zahlreiche chemische Experimente durch. "In 1657 his increasingly poor health led Digby to take the waters at Montpellier, where he gave his famous account of the 'powder of sympathy', which cured wounds by being rubbed on the weapon that inflicted them. It was a strong solution of vitriol (copper sulfate) in rainwater, which could be improved by drying in the sun and by mixture with gum tragacanth" (DSB IV, 95). "The discourse on the powder of sympathy, one of the most famous of Digby's productions" (Ferguson VI, 22), erschien zuerst 1658 in Paris (in französischer Sprache), dann im selben Jahr in London auf Englisch und hernach in der Übersetzung von H. Hupka auf Deutsch. Der 2. Teil (neu in dieser Ausgabe) mit dem Zwischentitel: "Petri Servii von Spoleto [.] außführliches Bedenken von des insgemein so genannten Waffen-Salben". "Ce P. Servius, de Spolette, ne serait-il pas le moine qui vendit le secret au chevalier Digby?" (Caillet). - Einband stärker berieben und lädiert; Deckel gelockert; einige Wurmgänge im Text. Papierbedingt durchgehend gebräunt. Vorderer Vorsatz mit hs. Kaufvermerk "F. J. Schirrmann ao. 1699" sowie mit späteren Stempeln der Sammlung Zabusch. Ohne das anderen (früheren und späteren) bei Wust gedruckten Ausgaben beigegebene gestochene Frontispiz (als Faksimile beiliegend). International nur 5 Exemplare in Bibliotheken nachweisbar (keines in Deutschland): Univ. of London, Glasgow, NLM, Yale, Princeton (Fürstenberg-Ex.). Krivatsy 3250 (ebenfalls ohne Frontispiz). Ferguson (Books of Secrets) VI, 23. OCLC 14321856. Vgl. Caillet 3126. Ferchl 125. DSB IV, 96. Nicht im VD 17. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Voyage de la France equinoxiale en l'isle de Cayenne

      First edition. In 1652 Father Biet sailed towards Cayenne to visit the French settlement under the command of Royville (and most immediately the Abbe de L' Isle-Marivault, although he never reached his destination, leaving Biet as head of the Spiritual mission), the expedition consisted of 600 men. During his time abroad Biet made trips to Barbados, Martinique and Guadalupe. The work is divided into three parts: the first deals with the journey to Cayenne and the French settling of the colony; the second with the 15 months of the duration of the expedition, the richest in details on the experiences of the settlers; and the third with the natural history, fertility of the land, and ethnological aspects of the natives, their costumes, language and manners. On pp. 339 - 432 there is a dictionary of the Galibi language. The work is rather hard to find, and much sought after as a fundamental source of information, virtually unparalleled by contemporaneous reports. Leclerc, 165. Sabin, 5269. Chadenat, 18. JCB, 664/15.

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        Libro de la concepcion virginal, por el que se manifiesta por raçones necessarias que la Virgen purissima Madre de Dios fue concebida sin alguna mancha de pecado original. Traducido en Español por. Alonzo de Zepeda. Y juntamente un discurso docto y elegante sobre esta misma materia Compuesto por un Señor ilustre.

      En Casa de Baltazar Vivien,, Bruselas: 1664 - 8 hojas, 281 páginas, 3 hojas de índice. Ilustraciones xilográficas: Inmaculada Concepción, "M.C." en verso de [ ]8 y escudo xilográfico de la Compañia de Jesús en páginas 9 y 50 verso. Pergamino antiguo con defectos en lomo y puntas. La portada y seis primeras hojas tienen una pequeña restauración marginal que no afecta texto. Los dos últimos pliegos con una pequeña mancha marginal. Peeters-Fontainas 750, recoge esta ed. como una impresión falsificada de la de Bruselas e impresa en Palma de Mallorca. Palau 143754: "Se supone edición contrahecha durante el siglo XVIII". Rogent 251. Ex-libris de Jose Menendez Pidal y Alvarez. Ejemplar de la biblioteca de Joan Lluís Gili, con su ex-libris.

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        Suite of 16 engravings of a brown bear by Marcus de Bije after etchings by Marcus Gerards.

      Amsterdam, Nicolaes Visscher, 1664. 16 engravings, each measuring ca. 15.0 x 11.7 cm (size of the printing plates, excluding 2-4 cm margin), and passe-partouts of ca. 28 x 26 cm. They are numbered 1-16 in the lower right corner outside the printed area. The first engraving with title inscription, date, and the names of the illustrator, engraver, and publisher.= A complete suite of sixteen detailed and lively images of a brown bear (Ursus arctos) in a natural landscape and in different positions: walking, eating, drinking, sleeping, etc., seen from various angles. The images were engraved by Marcus de Bije (1612-1670) after etchings by the Flemish painter and engraver Marcus Gerards (or Gheeraerts) the Elder, who lived from ca. 1520 to about 1590. Gerards was among the first engravers in the Low Countries to experiment with etching techniques. This seems to be the second state, fide Hollstein, 61-76: the title page carrying both the year 1569 for Gerard's design, and 1664 for De Bije's engraving. This suite was published by Nicolaes Visscher in Amsterdam (spelled Nicolaus Visscher on the first plate). All the plates are framed (one frame being slightly larger); some images have a circular stamp on the verso, slightly shining through. Otherwise the images are clean and generally quite strong. In all, still a good, very rare, and attractive suite. Bartsch I.86.61; Hollstein 61 II.

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        A Dissuasive from Popery To the People of Ireland

      London: Printed at Dublin by John Crook... And Reprinted at London for Tho. Johnson, 1664. Small 4to, (xvi), 144, 143-173, (1) pp, with some mispagination. Some light marginal browning, title bifolium slightly loose and repaired, paste downs unstuck from the boards, piece lacking from the rear one. Contemporary sheep with blind stamped rules, some mostly light wear, later manuscript spine label mostly lacking. Wing T320. A reissue of the Dublin edition with a cancel title page, this copy being the issue with "Connor" not "Connough", seemingly much the scarcer; ESTC listing six copies in this country and four elsewhere.

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        Pas-caert van Ian Mayen Eylant. Verthoonde alle de ghelegentheyt van alle bayen, inbochten, diepten en en drooghten. Teilkolor. Kupferstich von Hendrick Doncker. Mit Titelkartusche, Meilenanzeiger und kl. Kompaßrose. 25,0 : 42,5 (Blattgröße: 31,5 : 47,5 cm).

      Amsterdam, Hendrick Doncker 1664 - Detailreiche Seekarte der Jan Mayen Insel. Die kolor. Titelkartusche mit Rocaillen-Ornamenten. Unten rechts in der Platte mit "23 1/2" numeriert, rückseitig blanco. - Aus "Nieuw Groot Stuermans Zee-Spiegel. T'Amsterdam, By Hendrick Doncker. 1664" (Koeman IV, Don 33). - Von sehr guter Erhaltung. - Selten.

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        Rerum Transylvanicarum, Libri quatuor continentes res gestas principum ejusdem ab Anno 1629 usque ab An. 1663

      s.t. (J. Blaeu) Anno Salutis 1664, s.l. (Amsterdam) - Legatura inizi 800 in mz. pelle con fili, fregi e titolo oro al dorso. Ottimo esemplare. Libro raro. Solo due Biblioteche italiane possiedono l opera del Betlen ma con diverso titolo (i.e. Rerum Transylvaniae.). 12mo (cm. 13,3), 12 cc.nn., 447(1), 4 cc.nn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De cierlycke voorsnydinge aller tafel-gerechten; onderwijsende hoe allerhande spijzen, zo wel op de vork als zonder dezelve, aardiglik konnen voorgesneden, en in bequame ordre omgedient worden.Amsterdam, Hieronymus Sweerts, 1664 [reissued ca. 1668]. Oblong small 8vo (9.5 x 15.5). With engraved frontispiece, 1 large folding engraved plate of utensils and 31 engraved plates showing the foods with cuts marked. 19th-century gold-tooled dark green morocco. In a slipcase.

      Bibliotheca Gastronomica 6508 (4 copies); Bitting p. 530; Landwehr, Ned. Kookboek, 17.2 (this issue) & 17 (1664 issue); STCN (4 copies). Rare first edition of a charming little book on carving at the table, describing and illustrating the more refined ways of carving, the order of serving, and the handling of food: poultry, hare, rabbit, pork, veal, lamb, mutton, venison, ham, lobster, fish, artichokes, cakes and sweet and savoury pies. It is one of the best and most extensively illustrated early books on culinary carving. The frontispiece shows a gentleman at dinner, with his servant carving a fowl in the Italian manner, where one holds it aloft with the fork and carves it in mid-air for all to see. The anonymous author, in the preface, notes that this is not the normal manner in the Netherlands, so he discusses both it and the normal manner of carving on a platter. The plates illustrate several carving techniques and include a large folding plate with forks and carving knifes. The book appeared 13 years before Joseph Moxon's better known deck of cards with illustrated carving instructions.With early owner's initials. With a tear in the folding plate repaired but otherwise in very good condition, with only an occasional minor stain or smudge. The slipcase is somewhat rubbed, but the binding itself is in fine condition. A rare and charming handbook of culinary carving, clearly and extensively illustrated.

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        LE SAGRE (SACRE) MEMORIE DI RAVENNA ANTICA

      Venezia, per Francesco Valvasense, 1664. In-8 p. (mm. 215x150), 2 parti in 1 vol., p. pergam. antica, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, 16 cc.nn. (compresa la bella antiporta con veduta di Ravenna tra Santi Vescovi, inc. in rame), 591 pp.num.; testo ornato da testat., capilett. e finalini inc. su legno; con il catalogo cronologico di tutti gli Arcivescovi ravennati e loro stemmi (pure silografati). "Edizione originale". Cfr. Piantanida,279: “Probabilm. unica ediz. di quest’opera che descrive le chiese e le loro origini, i sepolcri, le opere d’arte; tratta delle reliquie dei santi, delle vite dei beati, degli uomini illustri, dei prelati, dei loro stemmi e dà notizie di curiose cronache di Ravenna” - Lozzi,3894 - Graesse,II, p. 542 - Brunet,II, p. 1150 - Platneriana,279 - Cicognara,4005. Solo qualche lieve uniforme arross., altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        Cerebri anatome

      London: Jo. Martyn, 1664. Introduction of the Term "Neurology"Willis, Thomas (1621-75). Cerebri anatome: Cui accessit nervorum description et usus. 8vo. [30, including imprimatur leaf], 240pp. 15 folding plates, unsigned but drawn by Christoper Wren (1632-1723) and Richard Lower (1631-1691), and probably engraved by David Loggan (1635-1692). London: Tho. Roycroft for Jo. Martyn and Ja. Allestry, 1664. 168 x 100 mm. Modern paneled calf in antique style. Small paper flaws in last two leaves, affecting a few words of text, a few tears in plates 9 and 10, small marginal wormhole at end, but very good.First Octavo Edition, issued a few weeks after the quarto edition (now quite scarce). One of the foundations of neuroanatomy, and the birthplace of the term "neurology." Dissatisfied with the imperfect and fragmentary descriptions in earlier accounts of the brain, Willis devised a comprehensive and comparative program of brain dissections, which he carried out with the aid of his pupils Christopher Wren, Richard Lower and Thomas Millington. Willis classified and described ten pairs of cranial nerves, six of which are still recognized, and was the first to grasp the physiological significance of the "circle of Willis," the circle of anastomosed arteries at the base of the brain by which full circulation to all parts of the brain can be maintained even when the carotid or vetebral arteries are blocked. From his observations of animal brains, Willis hypothesized that the convolutionary complexity of the human cerebral cortex is correlated with man's superior intelligence, and that the cerebellum, a similar structure in all mammals, is the source of involuntary action.Cerebri anatome was issued in both a quarto and an octavo edition, the quarto edition appearing a few weeks before the cheaper octavo edition. The copperplates were engraved with the pagination of the quarto edition, which was corrected in manuscript for the octavo publication. Garrison-Morton 1378. Norman 2243 (quarto ed.). Rose & Bynum, pp. 195-203. Wing W-2824.

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        Le palais de l'honneur ou la science héraldique du blason [Ensemble] Le p EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Estienne Loyson ; chez Pierre Bessin, 1664. Fine. Chez Estienne Loyson ; chez Pierre Bessin, à Paris 1664 - 1668, In 4 (18x24,6cm), (24) 711pp. (9) ; (6) 288 - 576p., relié. - Rare meeting of both parties constantly separated from Palace. If the Palace of glory is not really a sequel, it's a second part provided by the author. It is not known why it was published by another publisher, perhaps this change, and the year between the two editions has created this continuous separation of two books .. New Edition for the Palace of the honor, originally published in 1663, and First edition for the Palace of glory. The first book is illustrated with a frontispiece allégogorique Chauveau and 12 boards inset coats of arms. Full Sheepskin brown vintage. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. Top cap partly threadbare (same tail). Upper jaw split and opened along the first cap chamber. Corners bumped. First pages of the second book yellowed. The 12 boards are out pagination; Moreover Palace of glory begins p.288, no missing natuellement and all copies (including one noted numerous errors in pagination). In addition to the science of heraldry, which contains all the heraldry books of the time, the Palace of honor is distinguished by several happy sigularités, including a chapter on all orders of chivalry in Europe, another on ceremonies, tournaments, battle cries; much of it is devoted to the history of the illustrious families of France. The Palace of Glory also include this part in consecrating families to France missing and some large families of Europe. The set of two books is distinguished by the quality and the many historical anecdotes reported that brighten playback. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Rare réunion des deux parties constamment séparées du Palais. Si le Palais de la gloire ne constitue pas réellement une suite, il en est un second volet prévu par l'auteur. On ne sait pas pourquoi celui-ci est paru chez un autre éditeur, peut-être ce changement, ainsi que l'année qui sépare les deux éditions originales a engendré cette séparation continuelle des deux ouvrages.. Nouvelle édition pour le Palais de l'honneur, originellement paru en 1663, et édition originale pour le Palais de la gloire. Le premier ouvrage est illustré d'un frontispice allégogorique de Chauveau et de 12 planches hors-texte de blasons. Reliure en pleine basane brune d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffe supérieure en partie élimée (idem en queue). Mors supérieur fendu et ouvert en coiffe le long du premier caisson. Coins émoussés. Premiers feuillets du second ouvrage jaunis. Les 12 planches sont hors pagination ; par ailleurs Le palais de la gloire débute p.288, sans aucun manque, natuellement, ainsi que tous les exemplaires (on notera notamment de nombreuses erreurs de pagination). Outre la science du blason, que contient tous les livres d'héraldique du temps, le Palais de l'honneur se distingue par plusieurs sigularités heureuses, notamment un chapitre sur l'ensemble des ordres de chevalerie dans toute l'Europe, un autre sur les cérémonies, les tournois, les cris de guerre ; une grande partie est consacrée à l'histoire des illustres familles de France. Le Palais de la Gloire reprend d'ailleurs cette partie en la consacrant aux familles de France manquantes et certaines grandes familles d'Europe. L'ensemble des deux livres se signale par la qualité historique et les nombreuses anecdotes rapportées qui égayent la lecture.

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        The History of Justin, Taken out of the four and forty Books of Trogus Pompeius: Containing The Affairs of all Ages and Countreys, both in Peace and War, from the beginning of the World untill the Time of the Roman Emperors. Together with an Epitomy of the lives and manners of the Roamn Emperors...

      London: Printed for W. Gilbertson, and are to be sold at the Sign of the Bible in Gilt-Spur-Street, without New-Gate, 1664. Small 8vo, full blind-ruled calf antique, backstrip decorated in gilt between five raised bands, red morocco backstrip label lettered & ruled in gilt, edges gilt-rolled. [vi], 498, [14("An Alphabetical Table of those things which are most remarkable in this History")] pp. Copper-engraved allegorical frontispiece. Some age-discoloration of leaves; but a sound copy in an elegant period-style modern binding. Second Edition of this translation, which was first published in 1654; later editions followed in 1671, 1682, & 1688. Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus was a Roman historian active about 20 BC. His major work was a vast universal history in 44 books entitled Historiae Philippicae, of which there survives only the table of contents and the Epitome, a selection of favorite passages made by Marcus Junianus Justinus, a third-century Roman historian about whom nothing is known. The translator, Richard Codrington (1601-1665), was an industrious author who produced numerous translations fo French and Latin writings. [Wing J1272.]

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        Stadt Wien in Oesterreich.

      [Nürnberg 1664].. Orig.-Kupferstich aus "Maurer, C. Neuvermehrte Winerische Chronica. Oder kurtze summarische Beschreibung..." 23 x 31 cm. (Plattengr.). Gefalt. 2 kl. Wurmlöcher im Bug. Slg. Mayer 323 - Mit Schriftlegende im unteren Rand und 1 Portrait-Medaillon Kaiser Leopolds sowie 1 kl. Ansicht der kaiserlichen Burg. Ansicht indentisch mit Merian. - vgl. Nebehay-W. 407, 33.

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        LAERTIOU DIOGENOUS PERI BIÔN DOGMATÔN KAI APOPHTHEGMATÔN TÔN EN PHILOSOPHIA EUDOKIMÊSANTÔN BIBLIA I'. Laertii Diogenis De vitis dogmatis et apophthegmatis eorum qui in philosophia claruerunt, libri X. Thoma Aldobrandino interprete, cum annotationibus ejusdem. Quibus accesserunt annotationes H. Stephani, & utriusque Casauboni, cum uberrimis Aegidii Menagii observationibus.

      London, (Londini), Impensis Octaviani Pulleyn, typis Tho. Ratcliffe, 1664. Folio. (XLVII, including the indices),(1 blank),3,(1 blank),303,(1 blank),(4),151,(1 blank),283,(1 blank),18,(1 errata),(1 blank) (4),26,(16) p. Vellum 35.5 cm (Ref: Hoffmann 1,565/66, offers a long list of the contents; Moss 1,399/400: 'A very rare and good edition'; Dibdin 1,502/03: 'splendid work'; Brunet 2,719/20; Graesse 2,396; Ebert 6175) (Details: Back with 5 raised bands. Boards blind tooled. The second 'A gathering' has been bound at the wrong place, it should preceed the gatherings 'B-2Q4', which gatherings offer the observations and emendations of Menagius. The indices are also at the wrong place, they have been bound at the end of the preliminary leaves. This book does contain however at the end the often lacking 16 pages with the 'Auctarium addendorum et mutandorum in observationibus Aegidii Menagii in Diogenem Laertium', which 16 pages also include the 'errata typographica') (Condition: Vellum age-tanned. Back rubbed. Corners bumped. Vellum curling loose at the edges. Front flyleaf partly detached) (Note: The greatest known source of information about the philosophers of antiquity The 'Lives and Doctrines of the Philosophers' of the Greek author Diogenes Laertius, who lived probably in the first half of the third century A.D., is still 'our best indirect source of knowledge for classical philosophy'. The 'Lives' comprises both a biographical and a doxographical account, basically focused on Greek thinkers from the 6th to the 3rd century B.C. (from Thales to Epicurus), although references to schools and individuals extend to at least the 2nd century A.D.' (The Classical Tradition, Cambr. Mass. 2010, p. 271) Diogenes Laertius drew his material from earlier compilations, and his doxographic account offers long excerpts from primary texts not transmitted elsewhere, for example Epicurus' 'Principal Doctrines'. Diogenes' reliability and value differ from passage to passage. Some give invaluable information, other passages offer mere caricature. His approach is not a 'systematic analysis, but rather a eulogistic narrative of the course of ancient philosophy, and of the four main classical schools, the Academy, Peripatetics, Stoics and Epicureans. Anecdotal and perhaps largely apocryphal in nature, still it gave to Renaissance humanists, like Leonardo Bruni, Machiavelli, Erasmus et alii, some conception of ancient philosophy, especially of Platonic and Epicurean thought.' (Ch.L. Stinger, 'Humanism and the Church Fathers: Ambrogio Traversari (1386-1439) and Christian antiquity in the Italian Renaissance', Albany 1977, p. 71) § The 'editio princeps' of Diogenes Laertius was published in Basel in 1533. This 1664 edition is based on the edition which was published in Rome in 1594 by the Italian scholar Thomas Aldobrandini, brother of Pope Clemens VIII. Under Pope Pius V he was 'Secretary of Briefs to Princes and of Latin Letters' of the Roman Curia. He died young, before he could finish his Latin translation of Diogenes Laertius, and complete and polish his notes. His version and notes do not extend beyond the 'Life of Leucippus' in the ninth book. His cousin, the Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini completed the work and superintended its publication. Thomas Aldobrandini's Greek text and Latin translation were praised by the Diogenes' specialists Isaac and Meric Casaubon. His notes were incorporated in all later editions of Diogenes Laertius. This 1664 edition contains besides the Greek text and Latin translation of Aldobrandini (331 p.), the annotations of the French scholars Henricus Stephanus II, and Isaac Casaubon (58 p.), of Aldobrandini (92 p.), and of Meric Casaubon (16 p.), and the elaborate and learned commentary of the French scholar Giles de Ménage of Angers, or Aegidius Menagius (283 p.). Menagius, 1613-1692, was a parliamentary barrister and later became prior of Mont-Didier. He published a discourse on the Heautontimorumenos of Terentius and notes on Lucianus. Among classicists he is known for his notes on Diogenes Laertius, and among the specialists in gender studies as the author of the 'Historia Mulierum Philosopharum' (see below). This 1664 edition of Diogenes Laertius was published under the inspection of the English scholar and bishop John Pearson. Menagius worked for years on his commentary, but he had to abandon this project on the advice of his medicin, because of his bad health. A great part of it perished through the negligence of his secretary. When however the rumour reached England that Menagius had been compiling a huge commentary, the London publisher Pulleyn, wanting to publish a Diogenes edition, urged him to finish what he had begun. ('Pulleynus, repetitis litteris illum commovit, ut manum denuo admoveret telae, quam texere coeperat', Moss 1,400). Menagius put his hand once again on the plough and had printed in 1662 in Paris at his own cost a few copies of his commentary, which he sent to Bishop John Pearson for publication. § Menagius published in 1690 his 'Historia Mulierum Philosopharum'. He already had a 'soft' reputation, because he was ridiculed by Molière in his 'Femmes Savantes' (1672), where he appears as Vadius. For those involved in gender studies we quote the abstract of an article of professor Richard Maber: 'The late work of Gilles Ménage (1613-1692), 'Historia mulierum philosopharum' (1690), is a compilation of all the information that he could gather concerning women philosophers from earliest antiquity to the fourteenth century. It made little impact when first published, but is currently the subject of renewed interest in the context of women's studies, with recent translations into English, French, Italian, and Spanish. However the work's true importance is much greater than has been realised. Ménage included it, as he had always intended, in his monumental and definitive edition of Diogenes Laertius's Lives of the Philosophers (1692), the greatest known source of information about the (male) philosophers of antiquity. Ménage's Historia thus became a supplement, and corrective, to Diogenes Laertius, and was included with subsequent editions and translations of the irreplaceable Greek text. In this way, the reality of women's capacity for the highest intellectual achievement was incontrovertibly established, and women were integrated into the mainstream of the history of philosophy. An analysis (...) demonstrates how, thanks explicitly to Ménage's work, the role of women was now seen as crucial to modern intellectual life'. (Maber, Richard G. (2010). Re-Gendering Intellectual Life: Gilles Ménage and his Histoire des femmes philosophes. Seventeenth-Century French Studies 32(1): 45-60)) (Provenance: On the verso of the front flyleaf: 'Jun 1774, Ambr. Dorhout'. Ambrosius Dorhout, born in the Frisian capital Leeuwarden in 1699, died in Dokkum in 1776. He studied theology and was appointed minister in several small cities. From 1745 he was active in Dokkum. (DBNL 3,295)) (Collation: A4, A4, *4, (a)4, (b)2, *+*6 (leaf *+*6 verso blank); A-2 (leaf A2 verso blank), A-2A6, 2B8,(leaf 2B8 verso blank); B-V4, X2 (leaf X2 verso blank); B-2Q4 (leaf 2O & 2Q4 verso blank); A-C4, D4 (minus leaf D4); *-4*2) (The Indices, which should be at the end, have been bound at the end of the preliminary leaves. The second 'A gathering' of this book has been bound at the wrong place, it should preceed the gatherings 'B-2Q4', which gatherings offer the observations and emendations of Menagius) (Photographs on request) (Heavy book, may require extra shipping costs)

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        Suite of 16 engravings of a brown bear by Marcus de Bije after etchings by Marcus Gerards.

      - Amsterdam, Nicolaes Visscher, 1664. 16 engravings, each measuring ca. 15.0 x 11.7 cm (size of the printing plates, excluding 2-4 cm margin), and passe-partouts of ca. 28 x 26 cm. They are numbered 1-16 in the lower right corner outside the printed area. The first engraving with title inscription, date, and the names of the illustrator, engraver, and publisher.l A complete suite of sixteen detailed and lively images of a brown bear (Ursus arctos) in a natural landscape and in different positions: walking, eating, drinking, sleeping, etc., seen from various angles. The images were engraved by Marcus de Bije (1612-1670) after etchings by the Flemish painter and engraver Marcus Gerards (or Gheeraerts) the Elder, who lived from ca. 1520 to about 1590. Gerards was among the first engravers in the Low Countries to experiment with etching techniques. This seems to be the second state, fide Hollstein, 61-76: the title page carrying both the year 1569 for Gerard's design, and 1664 for De Bije's engraving. This suite was published by Nicolaes Visscher in Amsterdam (spelled Nicolaus Visscher on the first plate). All the plates are framed (one frame being slightly larger); some images have a circular stamp on the verso, slightly shining through. Otherwise the images are clean and generally quite strong. In all, still a good, very rare, and attractive suite. Bartsch I.86.61; Hollstein 61 II.

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        Kupferstich- Karte, 2 Darstellungen auf 1 Blatt., v. M. u. C. Petersen n. T. Meyer bei Blaeu, "Helgelandia A° 1649" und "Helgeladt in annis Christi 800, 1300 & 1649".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, nach 1664, 42,5 x 27,5 (H) Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Bd. II, Nr. 1690.2.1. Holländische Ausgagbe nach 1664. - Zwei Karten untereinander. Die obere Karte stellt die Insel Helgoland aus der Vogelschau im Jahre 1649 dar, die untere zeigt die Veränderung der Insel zwischen 800 und 1649.

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        Décret de Villejaud (VILJOT) 1664 Frankreich,1664: Vertrag zwischen 1. Monsieur, frère du Roi (Bruder des Königs Louis XIV, Philippe von Orleans ) 2. Jacques Chambraud, gentilhomme 3. Jean Vigion, Seigneur à Pringy 4. le docteur Pierre Desmonnet und dem Kloster Saint-Menoux in Saint Plaisir vertreten durch die Äbtissin Constance-Marie Durbel D\'Huxelles France, 1664: contract on vellum signed by above mentioned persons

       1664. Die Vertragsparteien sind: 1. Monsieur, frère du Roi (Bruder des Königs Louis XIV, Philippe von Orleans ) 2. Jacques Chambraud, gentilhomme 3. Jean Vigion, Seigneur à Pringy 4. le docteur Pierre Desmonnet 5. Constance-Marie Durbel D\'Huxelles, Äbtissin von Saint-Menoux (+1685 in Faremoutiers)flexibler Pergamenteinband mit 4 Bindebändern, wovon eines vollständig fehlt, zwei weitere nur noch fragementarisch vorhanden, 144 Pergament Seiten + 2 Blatt Papier, davon 137 18zeilig mit gut lesbarer Hand beschrieben. Zahlreiche zeitgenössische Marginalien. Deckel mit Fehlstelle einem Schnitt und einem Riss (s. Fotos), ca. 4x4 cm oben rechts, Bindung tadellos und festLifelong authenticity guarantee! Lebenslange Echtheitsgarantie!Philippe I. de Bourbon, duc d?Orléans (* 21. September 1640 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye; ? 9. Juni 1701 in Saint-Cloud), war Prinz von Frankreich und Navarra, Herzog von Anjou (1640?1668), Herzog von Orléans, Chartres und Valois sowie Pair von Frankreich (1660), Herzog von Nemours und Pair von Frankreich (1672), Herzog von Montpensier und Pair von Frankreich (1695), Dauphin von Auvergne und Fürst von Dombes (1693?1701), Herzog von Beaupréau und Châtellerault, Fürst von Joinville und La Roche-sur-Yon, Marquis von Mézières, Graf von Eu und Saint-Fargeau sowie Baron von Beaujolais.(Quelle: Wikipedia)Constance-Marie Durbel D\'Huxelles war die die Nichte von Nicolas Chalon du Blé1 né le 24 janvier 16522 à Chalon-sur-Saône et mort en 1730 à Paris, marquis d\'Uxelles et de Cormatin, chevalier du Saint-Esprit et maréchal de France, est un militaire français qui, sous la Régence, obtint la présidence du Conseil des Affaires étrangères. Il est connu pour la postérité sous son titre de maréchal d\'Huxelles. Second fils de Louis Chalon du Blé, marquis d\'Uxelles (ou d\'Huxelles), mort en 1658 au siège de Gravelines, et de Marie Le Bailleul (1626-1712), il est d\'abord destiné à l\'état ecclésiastique et est pourvu de l\'abbaye de la Bussière.Après la disparition de son frère aîné, Louis Chalon du Blé (29 août 1648-août 1669), au cours de l\'expédition de Candie en 1669 sans descendance, Nicolas Chalon du Blé abandonne alors l\'état ecclésiastique et reprend toutes les charges de capitaine et gouverneur de la ville et citadelle de Châlon de son frère.Pendant le siège de Besançon, le roi lui donne le régiment d\'infanterie de Monseigneur le Dauphin qui était vacant à la suite de la mort d\'un coup de canon de Henri marquis de Beringhen, son cousin. Il le fait brigadier d\'infanterie en février 1677. Il sert aux sièges de Valenciennes et Cambrai. En 1678 il est aux sièges de Gand et d\'Ypres. Il participe le 14 août 1678 au combat de Saint-Denis, près de Mons.Il est fait maréchal de camp en 1683. Il sert au siège de Luxembourg en 1684 et obtient à cette occasion le commandement de la province d\'Alsace.Nicolas Chalon du Blé appartenait au cercle des Le Tellier. Protégé de Louvois, il fut fait lieutenant général en août 1688 et prit part comme lieutenant général au siège de Philippsburg (1688) où il fut blessé ; puis, lorsque l\'armée française dut se replier, il fut chargé de tenir la place de Mayence.(Quelle: Wikipedia) Lager 1 La fontaine de Viljot Foret des Trancait pres de Montlucon d\'on Allier Auvergne

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        The art of distillation: or, A treatise of the choicest spagyrical preparations, experiments, and curiosities, performed by way of distillation. Together with the description of the choicest furnaces and vessels used by ancient and modern chymists and the anatomy of gold and silver; . In six books. . fourth impression.Including: The London-distiller, .London, printed by E. Cotes for T. Williams, 1667. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With about 46 woodcut illustrations in the text. Parchment (recased using old materials).

      - Duveen, p. 231; ESTC R778; Ferguson, pp. 292-293; Wing F2172. Fourth edition of the English standard work on distillation, with about 46 woodcuts showing a wide variety of distilling equipment, bottles and furnaces. At the end is an additional work, The London-distiller, giving detailed instructions for distilling alcoholic drinks and including the regulations of the London Company of Distillers. The sections on sublimation (the conversion of a solid directly into a gas) and calcination (transformation of a solid compound by heating) were added in the third edition of 1664. John French (1616-1657) was a surgeon in the British army. With an occasional, mostly marginal, small hole or tear, one hole slightly affecting the text of 1 leaf, and waterstains in the last 2 quires, but book and binding still in good condition. A thorough and well-illustrated standard work on distillation.

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        Carta Maritima che contiene la Costa Settentrionale di Negroponte / Carta Maritima del Mare Arcipelago

      Genova 1664 - "Due carte nautiche delle Cicladi in un foglio, per la prima volta inserito nella "Prima parte dello specchio del mare, nel quale si descriuono tutti li porti, spiaggie, baye, isole " del Levanto; e successivamente ristampato ed inserito anche nell' Isolario di Vincenzo Maria Coronelli, edito a Venezia 1698, da cui questo esemplare è tratto. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara." Two sea charts of the Cyclades Island in one sheet, included for the firts time in the "Specchio del Mare del Levanto"; This edition is a reprint from Vincenzo Maria Coronelli's "Isolario", printed in Venice in 1698. Copperplate, in excellent condition. Rare. Zacharakis 1355. Dimensioni 520 405mm

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        Casablanca,Azemmour,Diu,Goa,anno 1657, Janssonius, latin edition

      Janssonius Jan,1588-1664 - Casablanca,Azemmour,Diu,Goa,anno 1657, Janssonius, latin edition Etching, edited by Janssonius in his townbooks, latin edition, anno 1657, size of the leaf: 48 x 57 cm. Contemporary colours, wide margins, only small (outside of the view) restoration on below centerfold. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Monde ou le Traité de la lumière et des autres principaux objets des Sens. Avec un discours du mouvement local et un autre des fièvres, composez selon les principes du même auteur.

      Paris: Michel Bobin & Nicolas le Gras, 1664. First edition, an exceptionally large copy (10 mm wider than the Norman copy), of Descartes' first account of his influential system of physics based upon vortices, written in the early 1630s. His great achievement was to develop a system of physics based on a simple theory of matter and a few simple laws - very similar to Newton's laws of motion - which also allowed him to account for all the known properties of light. "Descartes's first attempt to explain the formation of the physical world was composed during the 1630s but suppressed, like L'Homme, after Galileo's condemnation. In it Descartes gave his account of cosmogony strictly in terms of matter in motion, making the laws of motion the ultimate 'laws of nature' and all scientific explanation thus ultimately mechanistic" (Norman 629). "Descartes' achievement in the Treatise on Light [i.e. Le Monde] is two-fold. In the first place, his vortex theory explains the stability of planetary orbits in a way that presents an intuitively plausible picture of orbital motion which requires no mysterious forces acting at a distance: the rapid rotation of the Sun at the centre of our solar system, through its resultant centrifugal force, causes the 'pool' of second matter to swirl around it, holding planets in orbits as a whirlpool holds bodies in a circular motion around it. Moreover, it explains this motion in terms of fundamental quantifiable physical notions, namely centrifugal force and the rectilinear tendencies of moving matter. In other words, the heliocentric theory is derived from a very simple theory of matter, three laws of motion, and the notion of a centrifugal force. Secondly, this account also enables Descartes to account for all the known principal properties of light, thereby providing a physical basis for the geometrical optics that he had pursued so fruitfully in the 1620s" (Stephen Gaukroger (ed.), Rene Descartes: The World and Other Writings, 1998, p. xxiii). Le Monde was part of a larger project that Descartes began in October 1629, and then abandoned, on hearing of the condemnation of Galileo, at the end of 1633. It was originally designed to cover three topics: inanimate nature, the physiology of the human (and animal) body, and the 'rational soul'. The first two parts were published posthumously, as the present work and De Homine (1662), respectively, but the third part is lost and may never have been drafted. The project also included the material on the formation of colours in the Meteors and the material on geometrical optics in the Dioptrics, both subsequently published in 1637 along with the Discourse and the Geometry. In the first five chapters of Le Monde, Descartes sets out his corpuscular theory of matter. He explains heat and light as being due to the agitation of these corpuscles. This agitation is also what gives substances their properties, including whether they are fluid or solid. Descartes believes that these corpuscles are packed together such that there is no void or empty space in nature. He describes substances as consisting only of three elementary elements, fire, air and earth; the properties of any substance can be characterized by its composition of these elements, the size and arrangement of the particles in the substance, and the motion of its particles. In the next two chapters, Descartes introduces his three laws of motion, which are designed to describe the collisions of corpuscles. The first law tells us that a body conserves its motion except in collision, when, the second law tells us, the total motion of the colliding bodies is conserved but may be redistributed amongst them. It is left to the third law to tell us about direction, and according to this law, because a body's tendency to move is instantaneous, this tendency to move can only be rectilinear, because only rectilinear motion can be determined in an instant: 'only motion in a straight line is entirely simple and has a nature which may be grasped wholly in an instant'. Motion in a circle or some other path would require us to consider 'at least two of its instants, or rather two of its parts, and the relation between them'. What path the body will actually take, however, will be a function of the collisions to which it is subject. In chapters 8 to 12, using the theory of matter and laws of nature which have now been elaborated, Descartes sets out the details of a complete heliocentric cosmology, from the formation of the Sun and the stars, the planets and comets, the Earth and the Moon, to weight or gravity and the tides. The key is his account of vortices. The universe, as Descartes represents it, consists of an indefinite number of contiguous vortices, each with a sun or star at the centre, and planets revolving around this centre. Occasionally, however, planets may be moving so quickly as to be carried outside the solar system altogether: then they become comets. Planets eventually enter into stable orbits, the less massive they are the closer to the centre, and once in this orbit they are simply carried along by the celestial fluid in which they are embedded. The stability of their orbits arises because, once a planet has attained a stable orbit, if it were to move inward it would immediately meet smaller and faster corpuscles of which would push it outward, and if it were to move outward, it would immediately meet larger corpuscles which would slow it down and make it move inward again. Descartes then moves on to explain the motions of planetary satellites and the diurnal rotation of a planet like the Earth. The celestial matter in which the Earth is embedded moves faster at one side of the planet than at the other, and this gives the Earth a 'spin' or rotation, which in turn sets up a centrifugal effect, creating a small vortex around itself, in which the Moon is carried. Turning next to consider what the weight (pesanteur) of the Earth consists in, Descartes rejects the idea of weight as an intrinsic property. In earlier writings he had defined weight in functional terms as 'the force of motion by which a body is impelled in the first instant of its motion'; he has no hesitation in offering a similar account here. Finally, the phenomenon of the tides is explained using the same ideas. The jewel in the crown of Le Monde is the theory of light set out in the last three chapters: it provides an empirical, quantitative account of a physical question whose explanation derives directly from his mechanist cosmology. Descartes' purpose is to show how the behaviour of light rays can ultimately be explained in terms of his theory of the nature of matter and the three laws of motion. Indeed, the theory of matter turns out to be motivated directly by the requirements of Descartes' physical optics, for the first element makes up those bodies that produce light, namely suns and stars; the second element makes up the medium in which light is propagated, namely the celestial fluid; and those bodies that refract and reflect light, such as the planets, are made up from the third element. Moreover, it is the laws of motion that underpin and explain the laws of refraction and reflection of light, and the accounts of phenomena such as the rainbow and parhelia that are based on these. Setting out twelve 'principal' properties of light which a theory of light must account for he proceeds to show that his account is not only compatible with all of these, but can actually explain them. The work ends abruptly with an unfinished chapter 15. The text was published posthumously by Descartes' pupil Claude Clerselier (1614-1684) who added, anonymously, Descartes' brief treatise Discours prononcé dans l'assemblée de Monsieur de Montmor, touchant le mouvement et le repos (pp. 31), and a Discours de la fiévre (pp. 30) whose author we have been unable to identify. The license for the work was given to Jacques le Gras, who made over part of the edition to Michel Bobin, Nicolas le Gras and Theodore Girard. Tchemerzine distinguishes three title pages: a, with the imprint of Theodore Girard; b, as in the present copy; and c, with the imprint of Jacques le Gras. No priority between these three issues has been definitively established. Tchemerzine II, p. 801 (a); Guibert pp. 209-213; Honeyman 867 (issue a); NLM/Krivatsy 3133; Norman 629 (issue a). 8vo (163 x 112 mm), pp. [xvi], 260, 31, 30 (p4 cancel inserted, together with blank leaf, between pp. 258 & 259, the full-page diagram on recto of original leaf p4 slightly cropped at upper and fore-edges due to mis-folding of the gathering, but that on the cancel without cropping, the text on p4 verso being slightly altered on the cancel). Contemporary speckled calf, some minor and very well-done leather restoration to top capital and corners. A fine copy.

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        Le Thèatre de P. Corneille. Revev et corrige par l'Autheur.

      Imprimé à Rouen et se vend à Paris chez Thomas Iolly, 1664. - Deux volumes volumes in-folio, illustrés d'un frontispice de Paillet représentant l'auteur en buste couronné de lauriers sur un piédestal, un portrait de Corneille également par Paillet, Reliure janséniste en plein maroquin rouge brique foncé de Cuzin, dos à nerfs , double filet sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées. Edition datée de 1664, imprimée dans le courant de l'année précédente qui est remarquable car comprenant, pour la première fois, les modifications orthographiques que Corneille apporta dans ses œuvres. Mais les typographes, peu habitués à ce système, ont laissé souvent subsister l'orthographe ancienne: "Vous trouverez quelque chose d'étrange aux innovations en l'Orthographe que j'ay hazardées icy, & je veux bien vous en rendre raison. L'usage de nostre Langue est à présent si épandu par toute l'Europe, principalement vers le Nord, qu'on y voit peu d'Estats où elle ne soit connuë; c'est ce qui m'a fait croire qu'il ne serait pas mal à propos d'en faciliter la prononciation aux Estangers, qui s'y trouvent souvent embarrassez par les divers sons qu'elle donne quelquefois aux mesme lettres." Picot 108. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Al-Koranum Mahumedanum: das ist, der Türcken Religion, Gesetz und Gottslästerliche Lehr, mit einer schrifftmässigen Widerlegung von jüdischen Fabeln, Mahumedischen Träumen; närrischen und verführischen Menschentands: dabey zum Eingang dess Mahumeds Ankunfft, erdichte Lehr, und Ausbreitung derselben: darnach die Gesetz und Ceremonien dess Alkorans; samt dem erdichteten Paradeiss: endlich ein Anhang von der jetzigen Christen in Griechenland Leben, Religion und Wandel: Benebenst einem nothwendigen Register zufinden.

      Nürnberg, Endter, 1664. - 20 x 18 cm. 4 Bll., 928 S., 28 Bll. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz u. Titelvignette. Pergament der Zeit. Graesse IV, 43. - Pfannmüller S. 141 u. 149. - VD17 3:600222K. - 2. Auflage, der erstmals 1659 bei Endter erschienenen Ausgabe. Laut Pfannmüller "keine Wiederauflage des Werkes von Salomon Schweigger von 1616, sondern bei dieser Ausgabe ist der Verfasser der Verleger Joh. Andreas Endter selbst". - "Das I. Buch berichtet von Mohammeds Herkommen, Geschlecht und Geburt nebst einer Zensur über die ersten 4 Kapitel des I. Buchs, das 2. und 3. Buch bringt die übrigen Suren des Korans in einem zusammenfassenden Auszug mit anschließender Widerlegung. Ein Anhang handelt von dem Zustand und den Zeremonien der Griechen unter den Türken". (Pfannmüller) - Auf dem Titel verschied. alte Besitzervermerke. Mit alter handschriftl. Rücktitelbeschriftung auf deutsch u. arabisch. Wohlerhaltenes, authentisches Exemplar.

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