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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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        Charlemagne. Poëme heroïque. À son altesse Ser. Monsieur le Prince.

      Paris, Louys Billaine, 1664. Small 8vo (17,5x11 cm). Contemporary calf, spine gilt in compartments, with ribbons, morocco title-label (partly rubbed, wormholes in foot hinges). (xxxii),96 pp. and engraved frontispiece by F. Chouneau. (paper browned in places; old inscription in ink on first fly-leaf; convent-stamps). - Good copy of the rare original edition. The author was "un des acteurs de l'évolution linguistique en France avec la publication de son ouvrage 'Avantages de la Langue Française sur la Latine' 1667, qui marque la naissance de la querelle des Anciens et des Modernes".

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        Costa Maritima della parte Orientale di Sicilia et Italia da Cap. Passaro sin'al Golfo di Venetia

      Genova 1664 - Carta nautica raffigurante le coste calabre e pugliesi, con parte di Sicilia e Grecia. Fa parte di "Prima parte dello specchio del mare, nel quale si descriuono tutti li porti, spiaggie, baye, isole, scogli, e seccagni del Mediterraneo, con le dimostrationi de' terreni, cambiamenti di corse, e distanze, & il facilissimo modo d'adoperare il balestriglio, & astrolabio . dato in luce dal capitan Francesco Maria Levanto . ", atlante nautico edito a Genova nel 1664. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara. Sea chart depicting the coasts of Calabria and Puglia, with part of Sicily and Greece The map is part , "Prima parte dello specchio del mare, nel quale si descriuono tutti li porti, spiaggie, baye, isole, scogli, e seccagni del Mediterraneo, con le dimostrationi de' terreni, cambiamenti di corse, e distanze, & il facilissimo modo d'adoperare il balestriglio, & astrolabio . dato in luce dal capitan Francesco Maria Levanto . ", printed in Genua in 1664. Copper engraving, in excellent condition. Dimensioni 520 405mm

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        Provinciale Vetus Provinciae Cantuariensis, Cum Selectioribus.

      1664 - Seventeenth-Century Edition of Lyndwood's Provinciale Lyndwood, William [1375?-1446], Glosses. [Acton, John (d.1350), Commentaries]. Sharrock, Robert [1630-1684], Editor. Provinciale Vetus Provinciae Cantuariensis, Cum Selectioribus Lindwodi Annotationibus. Quibus Subnexae sunt Constitutiones Othonis & Othoboni. Cardinalium & Sedis Romani in Anglia Legatorum. Revisa Omnia, & Cum Veteribus Comparata. Oxford: Excudebat Hen: Hall, Academiae Typographus, Impensis Ri: Davis, 1664. [lxxxvi], 514, [2]; [2], 135, [7] pp. Two parts, the second has individual title page and pagination. Copperplate frontispiece (of the arms of the Province of Canterbury). 12mo (5-3/4" x 3-1/2"). Nineteenth-century three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine, speckled edges, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to boards, slightly heavier rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, partial crack to text block between front free endpaper and following leaf. Moderate toning to text, negligible foxing to a few leaves. A handsome copy. * Only edition by Sharrock, one of two issues, both from 1664.Compiled around 1433 and first published around 1483-1485, Provinciale is the main authority for early English canon law. Divided into five books, it is a digest of the synodal constitutions of the province of Canterbury, from the period of Archbishop Stephen Langton [c.1155- 1228] to that of Archbishop Henry Chichele [1414-1443], with Lyndwood's gloss and Acton's commentaries. It is considered the law of the Church of England by many authorities. The notes in this 1664 edition are abridged by Sharrock. A notable English churchman, he is best known for his contributions to botany, association with Robert Boyle and philosophical disputes with Thomas Hobbes. Our copy is desirable because it has the copperplate frontispiece, which was not included in all copies. English Short-Title Catalogue R216655. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1664 History of Masaniello Revolt in Naples Italy Giraffi English Habsburg Spain

      London : Printed for R. Lowndes ., 1664. - 1664 History of Masaniello Revolt in Naples Italy Giraffi English Habsburg Spain A fine English translation of Alessandro Giraffi’s “An Exact History of the Late Revolutions in Naples.” This first-hand account of the revolt against Habsburg Spain in Naples in 1647. Masaniello, a local Italian fisherman, led a revolt which ransacked armories and prisons in Naples – a historical event that has been retold, painted, and argued for centuries. Masaniello was described as, ".a young man of twenty-seven, beautiful and graceful in appearance, his face was brown and somewhat burned by the sun: black eyes, blond hair, with locks that ran down his neck." (St. John., 68) This fine book, finely rebound in Moroccan red leather, includes a full-page woodcut portrait of Masaniello. This book is considered very rare. The translator, James Howell, was the ‘author of the most curious volumes in English literature’ (Hawkins, Library Catalog, 1990) Item number: #602 Price: $950 GIRAFFI, Alessandro An exact history of the late revolutions in Naples; and of their monstrous successes : not to be parallel'd by any ancient or modern history. Published by the Lord Alexander Giraffi in Italian; and (for the rarenesse of the subject) rendred to English, by J.H., Esqr. not to be parallel'd by any ancient or modern history. Published by the Lord Alexander Giraffi in Italian; and (for the rarenesse of the subject) rendred to English, by J.H., Esqr Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [6], 154, [12], 36, 33-48, 65-125, [1] + 2 engraved plates o Separate title page with imprint, J[ohn]. M[acock]. for A. Roper, and T. Dring, and are to be sold by Richard Lownds . 1663." • Binding: tight and secure • References: Wing G785A; Wing H3114; Ms Horace Roscoe St. John, Masaniell of Naples; • Language: English • Size: ~6.75in X 4.5in (17cm x 11cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 602 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sermons Preached by that Eminent, Famous & Great Divine, Henry Hammond, D. D.; Published According to the Authors Own Copies

      London: Printed for Timothy Garthwait, 1664. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Folio. (4),108;113-320pp. Title page printed in red and black. Bound to style in quarter leather; red leather lettering label, gilt; marbled paper boards. Imprimatur on leaf [A]2v: Imprimatur, Geo: Stradling, S.T.P. Rev. in Christo Patr. Dom. Gilb. Episc. Lond. à Sac. domest. Ex Æd. Sabaud. Apr. 24. 1663. This copy without the frontispiece sometimes seen. Small piece from the corner of leaf B1 lacking (no loss) else a very good copy. ESTC R3418. Wind H600. Hammond, a famous Westminster divine, was a supporter of King Charles I and was his chaplain during his captivity. Rare.

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        Charlemagne. Poëme heroïque. À son altesse Ser. Monsieur le Prince.

      Paris, Louys Billaine, 1664. Small 8vo (17,5x11 cm). Contemporary calf, spine gilt in compartments, with ribbons, morocco title-label (partly rubbed, wormholes in foot hinges). (xxxii),96 pp. and engraved frontispiece by F. Chouneau. (paper browned in places; old inscription in ink on first fly-leaf; convent-stamps). - Good copy of the rare original edition. The author was "un des acteurs de l'évolution linguistique en France avec la publication de son ouvrage 'Avantages de la Langue Française sur la Latine' 1667, qui marque la naissance de la querelle des Anciens et des Modernes".

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        Sermons Preached by that Eminent, Famous & Great Divine, Henry Hammond, D. D.; Published According to the Authors Own Copies

      London: Printed for Timothy Garthwait, 1664. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Folio. (4),108;113-320pp. Title page printed in red and black. Bound to style in quarter leather; red leather lettering label, gilt; marbled paper boards. Imprimatur on leaf [A]2v: Imprimatur, Geo: Stradling, S.T.P. Rev. in Christo Patr. Dom. Gilb. Episc. Lond. à Sac. domest. Ex Æd. Sabaud. Apr. 24. 1663. This copy without the frontispiece sometimes seen. Small piece from the corner of leaf B1 lacking (no loss) else a very good copy. ESTC R3418. Wind H600. Hammond, a famous Westminster divine, was a supporter of King Charles I and was his chaplain during his captivity. Rare.

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        De bello contra Turcas prudenter gerendo. Libri varii, selecti & uno volumine editi.

      Helmstedt, Henning Müller, 1664. 8°. Mit Holzschn.-Titelvignette u. einigen Holzschn.-Initialen. 15 Bll., 448 S., 1 Bl., HLdr. d. Zt. m. etw. Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rückenschild. Erste Ausgabe dieser Textsammlung mit neun Schriften zu den Türkenkriegen auf dem Balkan, die vor dem Hintergrund des gerade wieder neu aufflammenden Krieges mit der Hohen Pforte in Ungarn praktische Anleitungen zur Abwendung der Gefahr enthalten. - Mit Beiträgen von L. Soranzo „Ottomannus sive de Imperio Turcico“, A. Tarducci „Turca vincibilis in Ungaria“, F. Petancius „Libellus de itineribus aggrediendi Turcum“, A. G. Busbecq „De re militaria contra Turcam instituenda consilium“ etc. Zum Herausgeber, dem berühmten Mediziner und Polyhistoriker Hermann Conring (1606-1681) vgl. ADB IV, 447 u. NDB III, 343. - Einband (Ecken stärker) beschabt u. bestoßen. Vorderes Vorsatzblatt entfernt. Titel im Falz verstärkt, mit größerem ergänztem Eckabriß u. zwei hinterlegten Stempel- bzw. Besitzvermerkrasuren (alles ohne Textverlust). Ein Blatt m. kl. Fehlstelle im weißen Rand (Stempelrasur?). Stärker gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig. - VD17, 3:602924W; STC C 910; Jöcher I, 2063; nicht bei Apponyi. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Conring, De bello contra Turcas, Türkenkriege, Turcica, Militaria, Balkan

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        Alexander the Great Greek Roman Military Quintus Rufus Elzevir ARMS Binding

      Amstelodami : Ex Officini Elzeviriana, 1664. - 1664 Alexander the Great Greek Roman Military Quintus Rufus Elzevir ARMS Binding Foldout Maps / EXQUISITE & Rare Provenance Gaius Julius Caesar (100 – 44 BC) was a Roman general, statesman, Consul, and notable author of Latin prose. He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. We find other 17th-century examples of this title for sale for $1,000! Main author: Quintus Curtius Rufus Title: Q. Curtii Rufi Historia Alexandri Magni : cum notis selectiss, variorum, Raderi, Freinshemii, Loccenii, Blancardi &c. Published: Amstelodami : Ex Officini Elzeviriana, 1664. Language: Latin Provenance: JACQUES VIEILLARD FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight & secure leather binding Pages: complete with all 751 + 93 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Amstelodami : Ex Officini Elzeviriana, 1664. Size: ~7.75in X 4.75in (19.5cm x 12cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1.) Principia philosophiae. Ultima editio cum optima collata, diligenter recognita, & mendis expurgata. 1664. 18 n.n. Bl., 222 S. Mit Abb. - (2.) Specimina philosophiae: seu dissertatio de methodo recte regendae rationis, & veritatis in scientiis investigandae: Dioptrice, et meteora. Ex gallico translata, & ab auctore perlecta, variisque in locis emendata. Ultima editio cum optima collata, diligenter recognita, & mendis expurgata. 1664. 8 n.n. Bl., 248 S. Mit Abb. - (3.) Passiones animae: Gallicè ab ipso conscriptae, nunc autem in exterorum gratiam, latina civitate donate. Ab H.D.M. 1664. 12 n.n. Bl., 92 S., (4) S. - (4.) Meditationes de prima philosophia, in quibus Dei existentia, & animae humanae à corpore distinctio, demonstrantur. His

      Amsterdam, Elzevir (1.-6.), Leiden, Hack (7.), 1663-1664. - In 1 Band. 20,5x15,5 cm. Pgt.-Bd. der Zeit. Willems 1339 (1.-3. Titel) und 1304 (4.-6. Titel). - Vierte Ausgabe der philosophischen Werke, hier erstmals zusammen mit der 3. Ausgabe der Meditationes erschienen. - Garrison-M. 574 (8. Titel). - Zweite Ausgabe, gilt als erstes Werk über die Physiologie. - (Vorsätze und sehr wenige Seiten mit Notizen von alter Hand. Alter Namenszug auf 1. Titelblatt. Nur wenige Bl. leicht fleckig oder gebräunt. Beim 7. Titel fehlt eine Tafel, mit einem sehr schmalen Wurmgang im Falz von S. 90-110 und wenige Seiten mit Einrissen. ). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Provinciale Vetus Provinciae Cantuariensis, Cum Selectioribus...

      1664. Seventeenth-Century Edition of Lyndwood's Provinciale Lyndwood, William [1375?-1446], Glosses. [Acton, John (d.1350), Commentaries]. Sharrock, Robert [1630-1684], Editor. Provinciale Vetus Provinciae Cantuariensis, Cum Selectioribus Lindwodi Annotationibus. Quibus Subnexae sunt Constitutiones Othonis & Othoboni. Cardinalium & Sedis Romani in Anglia Legatorum. Revisa Omnia, & Cum Veteribus Comparata. Oxford: Excudebat Hen: Hall, Academiae Typographus, Impensis Ri: Davis, 1664. [lxxxvi], 514, [2]; [2], 135, [7] pp. Two parts, the second has individual title page and pagination. Copperplate frontispiece (of the arms of the Province of Canterbury). 12mo (5-3/4" x 3-1/2"). Nineteenth-century three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine, speckled edges, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to boards, slightly heavier rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, partial crack to text block between front free endpaper and following leaf. Moderate toning to text, negligible foxing to a few leaves. A handsome copy. * Only edition by Sharrock, one of two issues, both from 1664.Compiled around 1433 and first published around 1483-1485, Provinciale is the main authority for early English canon law. Divided into five books, it is a digest of the synodal constitutions of the province of Canterbury, from the period of Archbishop Stephen Langton [c.1155- 1228] to that of Archbishop Henry Chichele [1414-1443], with Lyndwood's gloss and Acton's commentaries. It is considered the law of the Church of England by many authorities. The notes in this 1664 edition are abridged by Sharrock. A notable English churchman, he is best known for his contributions to botany, association with Robert Boyle and philosophical disputes with Thomas Hobbes. Our copy is desirable because it has the copperplate frontispiece, which was not included in all copies. English Short-Title Catalogue R216655.

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        De bello contra Turcas prudenter gerendo. Libri varii, selecti & uno volumine editi.

      Helmstedt, Henning Müller, 1664. - Erste Ausgabe dieser Textsammlung mit neun Schriften zu den Türkenkriegen auf dem Balkan, die vor dem Hintergrund des gerade wieder neu aufflammenden Krieges mit der Hohen Pforte in Ungarn praktische Anleitungen zur Abwendung der Gefahr enthalten. - Mit Beiträgen von L. Soranzo „Ottomannus sive de Imperio Turcico", A. Tarducci „Turca vincibilis in Ungaria", F. Petancius „Libellus de itineribus aggrediendi Turcum", A. G. Busbecq „De re militaria contra Turcam instituenda consilium" etc. Zum Herausgeber, dem berühmten Mediziner und Polyhistoriker Hermann Conring (1606-1681) vgl. ADB IV, 447 u. NDB III, 343. - Einband (Ecken stärker) beschabt u. bestoßen. Vorderes Vorsatzblatt entfernt. Titel im Falz verstärkt, mit größerem ergänztem Eckabriß u. zwei hinterlegten Stempel- bzw. Besitzvermerkrasuren (alles ohne Textverlust). Ein Blatt m. kl. Fehlstelle im weißen Rand (Stempelrasur?). Stärker gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig. - VD17, 3:602924W; STC C 910; Jöcher I, 2063; nicht bei Apponyi. la Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 8°. Mit Holzschn.-Titelvignette u. einigen Holzschn.-Initialen. 15 Bll., 448 S., 1 Bl., HLdr. d. Zt. m. etw. Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Scarronides: or, Virgile Travestie A Mock-Poem Being the First Book of Virgils Aeneis in English, Burlesque (bound with) Homer a la Mode

      London: Printed by E. Cotes for Henry Brome, 1664. First Edition. Leather bound. Very good. [3], 112, 120 pp. Blindstamped crest to front and back covers .Bookplate (Alvin I Dust) on front paste-down endpaper. first leaf bears a rebus of Henry Brome on verso. Title-page in border. Endpapers added. Homer a la Mode lacks title-page (pagination begins at B1). There are at least two editions with title pages in the same setting of type, but with the rest of the work in different settings. In the edition catalogued here, caption title on B1r reads "Le Virgile travesty" and the "B" of signature-mark B1 is under the "ct" of "jactatus" -- ESTC R225151.

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        Onwettighen Dienst der ghereformeerde predikanten [bound together with 15 other anti-Calvinist polemical pamphlets, ca. 1664-69]

      Cnobbaert / Verdussen 1664-69, [Antwerp] - 17x11cm, (842) pp., Contemporary vellum binding. Interior hinges cracked and the book block is partially loose. With leaf referrers. Title inked on spine. The handwritten table of contents & the title page of the first pamphlet are loose, with edges frayed and chipped. Several items have stains to edges and corners. This is a sammelband containing 16 tracts and books, mostly anti-Calvinist polemics, bound together, all in Flemish, all published at Antwerp and all authored by the Jesuit theological controversialist Cornelius Hazart, totalling 842 pages. Includes: 1) Onwettighen Dienst der ghereformeerde predikanten [1664 ; 72 pp] 2) Schuyl- Hoecken ende leer- fauten [1665; 68 pp] 3) Ongerymtheden der ghereformeerde religie [1665 , 32 pp]; 4) Den Hollandtschen Phaeton [1665, 41 pp]; 5) Middaeghsche Sonne- Licht., [1665, 38pp] 6) Disput van Martinus Lutherus met den duyvel., [ 1666; 37 pp]; 7) Geuse praetiens met de welcke sy hunne secte verweiren teghen de Catholycken [1667, 24 pp]; 8) Catholycke vraghe, . ende Calvyn? [1666, 28pp]; 9) Opper- Hoofdigheyt ende on,feylbaerheyt vande pausen van roomen [1 667 ; 29 pp]; 10 ) Grondigh bewys dat de ghemeente der Calvinisten oft ghereformeerde [1667; 21pp]; 11) Antwoorde.,.op den Send-Brief.,.[166 4 ;43 pp]; 12) Sots- Caproen met verscheyden bellen behanghen.,.[1669; 27 pp]; 13) Nieuwe atheisterye van onse tyden, [1668 ; 38 pp]; 14) Ghebovwsel sonder grondt, dat is calvinisten gheloof.,.[1668 ; 53 pp]; 15)- Den Schreeuwenden blinden op- ziender met naeme Ian van Hamerstede.,.[16 67; (8 ), 184pp]; 16) Een nieuw ende vremt monster strydende. .,.[1669; 12 3 pp]. Worn. Binding stained and soiled. Just Good.

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        SERMONS PREACHED BY THAT EMINENT, FAMOUS & GREAT DIVINE HENRY HAMMOND, D.D.

      London: Printed for Timothy Garthwait, 1664. FIRST EDITION. This is a regal copy in both condition and provenance, almost certainly untouched by the Merry Monarch for whom it was bound. The present binding is very similar to those produced by Samuel Mearne (1624-1683) and his workshop for Charles II. Beginning as an apprentice to London binders in 1637, Mearne had his own London bindery by at least 1653. Shortly after the fall of the Commonwealth in 1660, he was appointed Bookbinder to Charles II, and in 1675, Mearne and his son Charles were granted the life-long offices of Bookbinder, Bookseller, and Stationer to the King. Davenport says simply that "Mearne was one of the greatest bookbinders of any time, and apart from the splendid work he did for Charles II, he executed numbers of other bindings, many of which are inlaid and have the leather stained and painted." The present one is simpler, but it is nevertheless a binding well executed by an adroit craftsman. Henry Hammond (1605-60) was a key figure in the Church of England during the interregnum--forming future clergymen at Oxford, caring for his parishioners, and producing theological pamphlets defending the Church from both Puritan and papist. According to DNB, "The new-found confidence of the Restoration church owed much to the theology developed in his writings and to the exemplary character of his life." In addition to gracing a royal library, our copy was later owned by Robert S. Pirie (1934-2015), a lawyer and investment banker who amassed the finest library of 16th and 17th century English literature in private hands during his lifetime. In 1984, he was elected one of the 40 members of the Roxburghe Club, the world's oldest society of bibliophiles.. 325 x 210 mm (12 3/4 x 8 1/4"). [4], 108, 113-320 pp. (complete). FIRST EDITION. FINE CONTEMPORARY CRIMSON MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT IN THE STYLE OF SAMUEL MEARNE, covers panelled with plain rules and floral roll and featuring oblique fleurons at corners, GILT SUPRALIBROS OF CHARLES II on each board, spine intricately gilt in compartments with central fleuron within a lacy frame, lacking fore-edge ties, all edges gilt. Frontispiece "portrait in death" blackened by Edward Marshal after Wenceslas Hollar. Front pastedown with bookplate of Robert S. Pirie and with pencilled notation that this is the Large Paper dedication copy presented to King Charles II. Wing H-600. A few trivial stains to morocco, front joint beginning to show wear (but still a minor defect), one leaf faintly discolored where tear repaired just beneath final line of text (no letters lost or displaced); AN EXTREMELY FINE COPY, the text bright, smooth, fresh, and clean, and the impressive binding lustrous and altogether pleasing. This is a regal copy in both condition and provenance, almost certainly untouched by the Merry Monarch for whom it was bound. The present binding is very similar to those produced by Samuel Mearne (1624-1683) and his workshop for Charles II. Beginning as an apprentice to London binders in 1637, Mearne had his own London bindery by at least 1653. Shortly after the fall of the Commonwealth in 1660, he was appointed Bookbinder to Charles II, and in 1675, Mearne and his son Charles were granted the life-long offices of Bookbinder, Bookseller, and Stationer to the King. Davenport says simply that "Mearne was one of the greatest bookbinders of any time, and apart from the splendid work he did for Charles II, he executed numbers of other bindings, many of which are inlaid and have the leather stained and painted." The present one is simpler, but it is nevertheless a binding well executed by an adroit craftsman. Henry Hammond (1605-60) was a key figure in the Church of England during the interregnum--forming future clergymen at Oxford, caring for his parishioners, and producing theological pamphlets defending the Church from both Puritan and papist. According to DNB, "The new-found confidence of the Restoration church owed much to the theology developed in his writings and to the exemplary character of his life." In addition to gracing a royal library, our copy was later owned by Robert S. Pirie (1934-2015), a lawyer and investment banker who amassed the finest library of 16th and 17th century English literature in private hands during his lifetime. In 1984, he was elected one of the 40 members of the Roxburghe Club, the world's oldest society of bibliophiles.

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        Amplissimo, Consultissimoque Viro, Domino Aegidio Valckenier, J.U.D. Reipublicae Amstelaedamensis Senatori, Ex-Scabino Ac Thesaurario Ordinario, et Indiarum Orientalium Societatis Directori

      Elzevir 1664 - Title continued: Reipublicae Literarrieae Fautori Perpetuo; Supplementi in Q. Curtium, de Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni, Liber Primus. 93pg. + 46pg. index, then 752pg. Fold out engraved map at beginning of first chapter on Alexander the Great. Fold out half page engraving of a walled city at page 184. Half green leather with gold lettering on spine and marbled boards. Top and bottom of spine bumped as are corners of boards. Worn along edges of boards and spine. Some cracking of leather along spine. Small owner's bookplate on front paste down. Latin text whose first chapter is followed by 10 chapters about the achievements of Alexander the Great. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        4 Titel in einem Bd.] 1. Kurtzer Bericht wie man sich vor der Pest bewahren solle. Bey jetzigen und künfftigen gefährlichen Zeiten nothwendig nüzlich zu lesen (...), 1666, 93 pag. S., 7 Bl. handschriftl. Notizen 2. Kurtzer Underricht vornehmlich von Cur der Pest / und dann was weniges von Verhütung derselben (...), 1667, 54 pag. S., 1 Bl. handschriftl. Notizen 3. Bericht vom Nutzen und Gebrauch der Fontanellen und wie man allerley Zufäll darbey theils verhüten / theils begegnen soll (...), 1656, 64 pag. S., 7 Bl. handschriftl. Notizen Beigebunden 4. Bedencken von Verhütung vor dem Schlag oder Gwalt Gottes (...),1662, Titelblatt fehlt, 2 Bl.,166 pag. S. 11 Bl. handschriftliche Notizen .

      Kl.8 (16,5 x 9,5 cm), , Privat-HPgt. der Zeit, Rückenbeschriftung von Hand, Fliegende Vorsätze fehlen, Titelblatt von Teil I fehlt, dort das 1 Blatt mit längerem Einriss im Falz, etliche Seiten mit Tuschunterstreichungen, etwas gebräunt und leicht stockfleckig. Zu I.: 3. Ausgabe. - Krivatsy 10617 - Zu II: 2. Ausgabe. - vgl. Krivatsy 10618 (Ausgabe 1664) - Zu III. u. IV. Die beiden äusserst seltenen Pestschriften sind weder in der wichtigsten Medizinbibliothek, der National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, USA, noch in der Barockbibliothek Wolfenbüttel vorhanden, auch nicht bei Waller, Osler, Neu u.a. - Die handschriftlichen Blätter mit Register stammen aus der Zeit. - Der Teils unter dem Pseudonym "Omophrius" publizierende Arzt Christoph Schorer (1618-1671) verfasste zahlreiche astronomische, historische und moraldidaktische Schriften, letztere wurden laut Killy u.a. von Grimmelshausen eifrig benutzt. Schorer studierte in Strassburg, betrieb zugleich auch astronomische Studien und veröffentlichte 1641 einen astrologischen Kalender, von dem 30 weitere Jahrgänge erschienen sind. 1643 brachte er in Basel zu, bereiste darauf Burgund, hielt sich einige Zeit in Montbéliard auf und begab sich hierauf nach Padua, wo er 1654 promovierte. Nach Deutschland zurückgekehrt, ließ er sich an seinem Geburtsort nieder, erwarb dort das Vertrauen des Herzogs von Württenberg. 1655 wurde er Stadtphysikus von Memmingen. Unter den medizinschen Schriften - von denen zweifellos die Pest-Schriften die wichtigsten und seltensten sind - verdient außer den hier noch vorliegenden, auch sein Buch "Medicina Peregrinantium, oder Artzney der Raisenden" von 1666 Erwähnung. (vgl. Killy Bd. X, S 374ff.).Omnibus-volume with 4 medical titles, including 2 very rare tracts on the black death. Contents see above. (III) and (IV) uncited by any bibliographers. Preserved in contemporary half vellum (rubbed, worn, somewhat warped). - Lacking title of (I), some underlinings and annotations. some browning and foxing.

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        MAGIAE NATURALIS LIBRI VIGINTI.

      Weyerstraten,, Amsterdam, 1664 - in-16, pp. (16), 670, (22), bella leg. t. perg. coeva con tit. mss al d. Antip. con ritr. del Porta e molte incis. xilogr. n.t. Rara edizione dell'opera di Giambattista della Porta (Vico Equense 1535 - Napoli 1615), reso celebre soprattutto dal suo trattato di fisiognomica, ma è questa in realtà la sua opera più importante e la prima pubblicata negli anni in cui fondò anche l' "Accademia dei secreti" con finalità di studi esoterici e di rendere la magia come sapere naturale accettabile e legittimo, attraverso un discernimento tra la magia bianca e magia nera: l'opera fu messa all'Indice dei Libri proibiti ma nonostante questo conobbe diverse traduzioni in tutta Europa. Contiene nozioni inerenti i veleni e cure mediche, la numerologia, la trasformazione dei metalli, i "secreti", l'arte della guerra, l'astrologia, etc. Bell'esempl. [485]

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        Cantium Vernacule Kent.

      Amsterdam: c1664 - Size: 530 x 380 mm. Fine condition Copper engraving. Original colour. An attractive map of Kent by the famous Dutch cartographer Blaeu. This English county map is highly decorative with figurative cartouches and heraldic family coats of arms as well as ships on the sea. The map is very detailed and gives many place names, smaller villages or settlements. Rivers, lakes, mountains and woods are also indicated. Jan Blaeu (1596-1673) was a son of a famous Dutch cartographer, Willem Janzoon Blaeu, and he shared his father's passion and continued his work. His Atlas Maior is one of the most extraordinary work within this category ever produced. It is known for its exquisite engraving, calligraphy and colouring as well as heraldic detail, pictorial work and the intricate cartouches, which all amounted to the appeal of this work. In fact it is argued that some of the maps produced by Jan were considered to be the finest published anywhere in the seventeenth century.

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        Publii Ovidii Nasonis Operum

      Amstelodami, Typis Danielis Elzeverii, Sumptibus Societatis 1664 - 3 vol. in-16 (12,1 x 6,8 cm). Tome I : 6 ff. dont le titre + 268 pp. Tome II : 292 pp. Tome III : 309 pp. Reliure plein maroquin rouge, dos à quatre nerfs orné, double encadrement d'un triple filet or sur chaque plat et armoiries au centre, coupes guillochées et dentelle intérieure, tranches mouchetées (reliure de la période romantique signée Lardière). Troisième édition Elzevirienne après la première de 1652, annotée par Nicolas Heinsius. Tome I : quo continentur | Heroidum Epistolae | Amorum libri III | De Arte amandi libri III | De Remedio Amoris libri II | Et alia, quæ aversa pagella indicat. Tome II : Qui XV Metamorphosum, sive Transfornationum, libros continet. Tome III : Fastorum libri VI | Tristium libri V | De Ponto libri IV | Diræ in Ibin | Halieuticum fragmentum, & Co. Note manuscrite signée par André Morillot qui atteste avoir acquis cet exemplaire en 1878 lors de la vente après décès de la bibliothèque du célèbre éditeur Léon Curmer (entre autres de l'édition illustrée de Paul et Virginie, 1838). Ex-libris André Morillot à l'intérieur du premier plat du tome II.(petit trou de ver au bas du dos du tome I, légères piqûres sur les tranches). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ASTRONOMIE-PLANETENSYSTEM - HIMMELSKARTE 1742 HOMANN Titel: Motus In Coelo Spirales Quos Planetae inferiores Venus et Mercurius secundum Tychonicorum Hypothesin exhibent, pro exemplo ad annum Christi praecipue 1712 et 1713 Geometricè descripti a Ioh. Gabriele Doppelmaiero Mathem. Prof. Publ. opera Ioh. Baptistae Homanni Kupferstich

      Landkarte / map, original altkolorierter Kupferstich, 57x48 cm, Titel oben Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724) Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr (1677-1750) Literatur: Bonacker: Kartemacher Sandler: Johann Baptista Homann S. 59 Nr.: 46 Landkarte

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        Vita Christi - Das Leben unsers Erl

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        Architectura curiosa nova. Das ist: Neue Ergötzliche Sinn- und Kunstreiche auch nützliche Bau- und Wasser-Kunst. 4 Teile in 1 Band.

      Nürnberg Christoff Gerhard für Paul Fürst o J () Format: Fol [8] 32; [2] 26; [1] 14; [2] 29 [1] S Mit Kupfertitel und 164 (von 198) Kupfertafeln mit 195 Darstellungen Hellbraunes Halbleder mit goldgeprägtem roten Rückenschild und hübschen Marmorpapier-Deckelbezügen etwas berieben kleine Fehlstellen Gelenke etwas schwach 1664 - Die phantasievollsten Brunnen und Wasserspiele des Barock*** Erste deutsche Ausgabe des schönsten, reich illustrierten Werkes über die barocke Wasser- und Gartenkunst, im selben Jahr mit der lateinischen Erstausgabe erschienen. In den ersten beiden Teilen werden Brunnen und andere hydraulische Anlagen beschrieben und abgebildet. Der dritte Teil enthält ausführliche Wiedergaben französischer, deutscher und italienischer Brunnenanlagen. Der letzte Teil mit den Beschreibungen von Garten- und Parkanlagen bekannter Schlösser in Frankreich, Deutschland und Italien (ohne Tafeln). Die schönen kräftigen Kupfer zeigen Brunnen, Grotten und Gärten. "Das Buch ist ein Spekulationsobjekt des Verlegers Paul Fürst. Die Stiche sollen dem ausschließlich aristokratisch verstandenen - Bauherrn einen europäischen Horizont vermitteln" (Kruft 197f.). Der "Böckler" gilt als eine immer noch unerschöpfliche Quelle des barocken Formenschatzes, die üppig ausgestattete Beispielsammlung barocker Architektur-, Schau- und Wasserspiellust. Es fehlen die 36 Kupfertafeln zuTeil IV. Teil III vor Teil II gebunden. Der Kupfertitel und die ersten Blätter mit kleinen Randhinterlegungen, nur vereinzelt gering fleckig. Der dritte Teil ist mit 120 Darstellungen auf 116 Tafeln komplett, wobei die letzte Tafel mit dem "Schönen Brunnen" in Nürnberg von 2 Platten gedruckt ist und daher verwirrenderweise vom VD17 als zwei Tafeln gezählt wird ("177 Ill"). Zwei Tafeln sind stärker eingerissen und hinterlegt, die Falttafel mit gering knickspurig, sonst durchgehend sehr frisch und sauber, mit den prachtvollen Brunnenkupfern in bestem, kontrastreichen und frischen Abdruck. VD17 3:608380Y; 23:270365C; 23:270367T. VD17 23:270369H. Ornamentstichsammlung 3579. Cicognara 886. Millard III, 7. Graesse I, 159. Thieme-Becker IV, 178. 4 Teile in 1 Band. Erste deutsche Ausgabe [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cerebri anatome: cui accessit nervorum descriptio et usus. [Bound with:] SEBISCH, Melchior. Dissertatio de senectutis.

      London; Strasbourg: Typis Ja. Flesher, Impensis Jo. Martyn & Ja. Allestry; Eberhard Welpen, 1664; 1645. First edition of the "most complete and accurate account of the nervous system which had hitherto appeared, and the work that coined the term 'neurology'" (GM). "With this contribution, [Willis] was entitled to be a member of the notable group of seventeenth-century anatomists that included Valsalva, Malpighi, Leeuwenhoek, and others" (Lilly). "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 -- one of the earliest examples of collaborative scientific research in England. 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 animals, is the source of involuntary action. Willis also coined the term "neurology," which made its first appearance in this work" (Norman). The first 20 chapters describe the brain and nervous system in general, the other chapters being dedicated to the anatomy and physiology of nerves. Wren drew the illustrations of the brain, skull and schemata of the cranial and autonomic nerves for Cerebri Anatome in May 1663 (these were the only drawings by Wren published in his lifetime); Lower drew the 13th plate depicting the blood vessels of the spine and spinal cord, the unnumbered figure showing the trigeminal nerve and the nerves to the extra ocular muscles. This first edition in quarto is of great rarity; several of the great collections, including Osler and Cushing, record only the octavo edition published several weeks later. The second work (BL and Wellcome only on COPAC) is the first edition of the disputation between the Strasbourg professor Melchior Sebisch (1578-1674) and the doctor and scholar G. H. Welsh (1624-1677) on aging. As a faithful galenist, Sebisch discusses the interaction between the necessary heat (the organ of the soul preserving life) and its harmful action (on the moisture whose loss causes the aging of the body). Provenance: From the library of Charron de Ménars (d. 1669), with his arms on the covers. This great library, which included the greater part of the library of Jacques-Auguste de Thou, was acquired by Cardinal de Soubise. Inscribed (where????) by Soubise in black ink. Engraved bookplate with signature of Fr.-J. Moreau, professor at the Faculty of Medicine of Paris (1788-1862); ink stamp of Dr. Alexis Moreau. From the library of Jean Blondelet. "The publication in 1664 of Willis' Cerebri Anatome was a landmark in the history of science ... Prior to Willis' publication there had been only one fairly similar presentation of cerebral anatomy with appropriate vasculature, that of Casserius [Tabulae anatomicae, Venice, 1627]. However, Willis' exhaustive treatise accomplished much more. In his Anatomy of the Brain he presented a method for its removal and dissection, a new numbering and grouping of cranial nerves according to function, extensive descriptions of the brain stem, cerebellum, and basal ganglia, detailed schemas of the vagal and sympathetic nerves to the viscera, discussions of the uses of parts of the brain, and the anatomy of the cerebral circulation with functional considerations. The latter is not only the first clear description of the arterial circle at the base of the brain, but a relatively sophisticated analysis of its dynamic significance accomplished by a study of effects of intravascular injection of colored dyes and of ligation of vessels" (Glaser, Review of Feindel's English translation, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 22 (1967), 336-7). "Willis ... distinguished the white from the gray matter and provided the first precise description of the group of nuclei at the base of the brain that he defined as "striatal bodies." Willis associated motor actions, but also the senses, with these striped structures. He further described various fiber tracts (medial lemniscus, thalamostriatal fibers, thalamocortical projections, pathways descending from the cortex and from the striatal bodies) and provided very clear descriptions of the claustrum, internal capsule and cerebral cortex, identifying for the first time the anterior commissure. "With a remarkable intuition, Willis related the richness and depth of cortical convolutions of the human brain with the superiority of human mental faculties versus those of animals. Further, he accurately described the cranial nerves, from the first to the tenth, on the basis of their foramina of exit from the skull, and he defined the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve, although he confounded the glossopharyngeal nerve with the hypoglossal nerve. Willis also added the eleventh or spinal accessory nerve and recognized the relationships of the vagal nerve with the lungs and the heart. "Willis studied the peripheral nerves using a microscope, and reached the conclusion that they are not hollow tubes. His studies on blood vessels also led him to deny at last the existence of a rete mirabile in humans. Via injections of alcohol and ink into the internal carotid artery, he and Lower succeeded in accurately tracing the arterial polygon from which cerebral arteries originate, and which a century later would be called the "circle of Willis" by physician Albrecht von Haller. Willis also investigated the pineal gland, discarding Descartes' idea that it is the seat of the soul" (Finger et al (eds.), History of Neurology, p. 153). Willis (1621-75) was born in Wiltshire and educated at the University of Oxford. Although initially interested in theology, he took up medicine during the English Civil War and began to practise after 1646. He built up a thriving practice in Oxford from the mid-1650s onwards, and some contemporaries thought him the most financially successful physician of his time. Willis undertook many dissections in Oxford during the 1650s, assisted by many eminent men, including Wren, Lower and John Locke. Willis' growing local reputation was greatly enhanced by the publication of the Diatribae duae in 1659. His fame as a physician and writer, his staunch Anglicanism, and his brother-in-law John Fell's recent appointment as Dean of Christ Church, made him the natural choice as Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy, to which he was elected in 1660. "One important focus of activity was Willis's university lectures. From the very beginning of his tenure as Sedleian Professor, he ignored the statutory injunction to expound Aristotle, and instead gave his own opinions on recent anatomical controversies, on fermentation, and on the action of the circulation in various diseases. Thus were all his younger colleagues and students exposed to his ideas, not just through his books, but through his teaching as well. Ward, for example, recorded on 9 February 1661 that "Dr Willis is now reading about ye succus nervosus"; the professor doubted that the process of nutrition conformed to Glisson's pet idea. In 1664 Lower sent on to Hooke some observations on the stomachs of ruminants, with which Willis had been so taken "that he will make a lecture of it next term." Lower was likewise responsible for the survival of several of Willis's lectures given at Christ Church c. 1661. He copied them for his own use, and then in November 1662 sent a transcription to Boyle, among whose papers in the Royal Society they have survived. About 1664 Lower also lent his text to Locke, who abstracted them into one of his notebooks, now in the Bodleian Library. In the Lower/Boyle manuscript Willis explained his opinions on how the function of the cerebrum and cerebellum resulted from the interactions of particulate spirits drawn from the blood. Dysfunctions such as paralysis, insomnia, convulsions, epilepsy, hysteria, vertigo, and lethargy were similarly to be explained as the interaction of spirits with the circulation. True to the intellectual and local portions of his heritage, Willis cited Harvey's De generatione, and explained muscular motion using the experiment of raising weights with a bladder, the very one that had been performed at Petty's club in 1650. "Neurological lectures such as these started Willis and his colleagues on a new research program. He was dissatisfied with the excessively speculative nature of his teaching, and resolved to explore the brain by dissections, not ratiocination. By January 1662 Lower could report to Boyle that they had begun to cut up several brains. Willis found "most parts of the brain imperfectly described" and intended "to make a whole new draught thereof." Thus began an intensive period of dissections in which, according to Willis, almost no day passed "without some anatomical administration." Whole "hecatombs" of animals were slain in the anatomical court. They dissected horses, sheep, calves, goats, hogs, dogs, cats, foxes, hares, geese, turkeys, fishes, and even a monkey, in addition to human cadavers. The indefatigable worker was Lower, "the edge of whose knife and wit" Willis gratefully acknowledged. Millington and Wren were frequently present at the dissections to "confer and reason about the uses of the parts." Millington especially was Willis's confidant and critic, to whom he privately proposed his conjectures and observations for scrutiny. Other friends followed the work. Wallis participated in some of the initial dissections. Ward passed through Oxford on his way to Stratford about October 1662 and recorded: "Glandules found in ye Braine by some Dr. in Oxford as I was told by Mr. Lower." Lower reported to Boyle their preliminary results on the cerebellum, the medulla oblongata, and the auditory and optic nerves, including the use of anatomical injections. By November 1662 he could write to Boyle that the anatomical part was finished. The following spring Wren drew some "most excellent schemes of the brain, and the several parts of it, according to the doctor's design," and by the end of the summer Allestry was printing the Cerebri anatome. When it appeared early in 1664, it immediately superseded all previous anatomical work on the brain" (Frank, Harvey and the Oxford Physiologists, pp. 179-183). The present work also includes the first appearance of Willis's chemical theory of muscle contraction. "Willis speculated that since muscular contraction occurred only in a very defined locus, it must be caused by substances brought together there for the first time. His candidates were the particles of animal spirits from the nerve fibers, and saline-sulphurous particles from the arterial blood. These joined together briefly to form a "copula." Under proper stimulation from the nervous system, this copula would break apart and explode like gunpowder, intumify the muscle, and thereby cause it to contract. This occurred in all voluntary muscles, as well as in the heart and diaphragm. Thus Willis could explain the pathological effects of such experiments as he, Lower and Boyle had performed of ligating or cutting the cardiac branch of the vagus nerve; the heart eventually failed for lack of animal spirits. "Although in most passages explaining his "explosion" theory of muscular motion, Willis was content to call the arterial component merely "sulphureous" or "saline-sulphureous," on two occasions he explicitly said that the blood supplied "nitrosulphureous particles" to this explosive copula. Thus in heavy exercise, large amounts of nitro-sulphurous particles needed to be supplied by the arterial blood, although it was generally the supply of the other component, spirit particles from the nerves, that was exhausted first. Willis's theory was by no means fully developed, but rather dropped into the neurophysiology at various junctures, together with promises that he would discuss the topic further when he came to write explicitly on muscular motion" (ibid., p. 222). Willis expanded on his "explosion" theory of muscular motion in his Pathologiae cerebri. "Willis followed Cerebri anatome with two more books concerning the brain and nervous system, making them the first comprehensive publications on the subjects published in Europe. Pathologiae cerebri et nervosa ('On the pathology of the brain and nerves') was published in 1667, and De anima brutorum quae homine vitalis ac sensitiva est ('On the soul of brutes which is that of the vital and sensitive of man') in 1672. In his earlier career, Willis concentrated his research and publication on chemistry and combustion, working with collaborators such as Robert Hooke (1635-1703). His first important publication consisted of tracts on fermentation, fevers and urine. It appeared in 1659 under the title Diatribae duae medico-philosophicae ('Two medico-philosophical diatribes'), and cemented his international reputation. Willis was an original fellow of the Royal Society" (Royal College of Physicians). Garrison-Morton 1378; Grolier Medicine 32A; Heirs of Hippocrates 538; Lilly Library Notable Medical Books 77; NLM/Krivatsy 13009; Waller 10315; Wing W-2824; Norman 2243. 4to (203 x 147 mm). I. pp. [38], 1-106, [2], 107-456 with 15 engraved plates (11 folding, 13 numbered I-XIII and two unnumbered). The plates are unsigned, but were drawn by Wren and Lower, and probably engraved by David Loggan (1635-92). This copy was bound without the imprimatur leaf, which may not have been added to the first copies issued. A copy sold at Sotheby's in 1967 (16-17 October, lot 359, $1344), uncut in the original boards, lacked the imprimatur leaf. It is also lacking from several copies in institutional collections (e.g. one of the two Wellcome copies). II. Pp. [68].

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        Some Considerations Touching the Usefulnesse of Experimental Naturall Philosophy Propos'd in a Familiar Discourse to a Friend by way of Invitation to the Study of it. Three parts in two volume bound in one.

      Oxford: Hen: Hall for Ri: Davis, 1664. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (193 x 149 mm). [14], [2] 1-126 (i.e., 124), [2]; 3-416 (i.e., 410) pp., several mispaginations. Signatures: *? **? B-R? a-z4 2a-2z4 3a-3d?. Head- and tail-pieces, initials. Title-page within double-ruled border. "Of the usefulnesse of natural philosophy. The second part" has separate divisional title page, pagination and final vertical half-title on 3d4r, but no register. "An appendix to the first section of the second part" has half title on 2o3. 20th century half calf over marbled boards, spine with 4 raised bands and compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, original front flyleaf preserved. Internally only little age-toned with light browning to margins, a few occasional spots, otherwise crisp and clean. Provenance: The library of Hugh Selbourne (small ink stamp to title verso and p.51). Uncollated. Fulton 52A. Very Good.

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        Architectura militaris; Oder Anlaitung wie auff unterschidliche Arten starcke Vestungen zubawen, denen nach itziger Kriegspractic gewöhnlichen offensionen entgegen zustellen. Sambt einem Bericht von Beläger: und Beschützung der Städte und Vestungen.

      München, J. Jäcklin 1664 - 3 Tle. in 1 Bd. 4°. Front. (Kopie), 5 nn. Bl., 98, 62, 26 S., 1 nn. Bl., m. 27 doppelblattgr. Kupfertafeln. HLdr.d.18. Jhdts. m. RSchild. u. leichter RVerg., (etw. ber., Ecken gestaucht). Erste und einzige Ausgabe. - Jähns 1343; Jordan 1635; Kat. Ornamentstichslg. Berlin, 3531. - Gilt als bedeutendstes Werk zum deutschen Festungsbau. - Der gest. Titel von M. Küsell in Kopie. - Titel m. 2 hinterlegten Auschnitten, fliegender Nachsatz m. größerem Eckausschnitt, 1 Tafel m. Einriss neben dem Bug, sonst sehr gutes sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Théâtre de P. Corneille (4 Tomes - Complet)

      Chez Thomas Iolly Thomas Jolly Louis Billaine, 1664. Reveu & corrigé par l'Autheur, 4 vol. in-8 reliure plein maroquin rouge sous étui commun bordé, dos à 5 nerfs, double filet doré en coupes, toutes tranches dorées, chasses richement ornées, reliures signées de Trautz-Bauzonnet, Chez Thomas Iolly [Thomas Jolly], au Palais, dans la petite Salle, à la Palme, et aux Armes de Hollande, MDCLXIV [1664], Première Partie : cxviii pp. (y compris le frontispice et le titre), 2 ff. (privilège et faux-titre de Mélite), 703 pp. avec 8 figures hors texte ; Deuxième Partie : cxiv pp. (y compris le frontispice et le titre), 2 ff. (privilège et faux-titre du Cid), 720 pp. avec 8 figures hors texte ; Troisième Partie, xci pp. (y compris le frontispice et le titre), 1 f. (faux-titre de Rodogune), 743 pp. avec 8 figures hors texte ; Quatrième Partie : datée de chez Louis Billaine, 1666, 2 ff. (titre et privilège), 252 pp. et 1 f. blanc (sans les figures, publiées postérieurement d'après Picot) Superbe exemplaire, parfaitement établi par Trautz-Bauzonnet, de l'édition in-8 publiée en 1664 (à ne pas confondre avec l'édition in-12 éditée la même année). Bon exemplaire (infimes frott. en dos, infime accroc sur la bordure de l'étui, anc. mouill. discrète sur un plat, parfait état par ailleurs). "Les frontispices des trois premières parties sont les mêmes que ceux de l'édition de 1660, de même pour les figures. Celle de la Toison d'Or est nouvelle et signée Ladame. Cette édition contient les mêmes pièces que celle de 1660, avec la Toison d'Or en plus. La distinction entre les i et les j, les u et les v est généralement observée, ce qui empêche de confondre ou de mélanger les cahiers de cette édition avec celle de 1660. La 4e partie contient Sertorius, Sophonisbe et Othon ; les fig. manquent souvent" (comme c'est ici le cas) Tchemerzine, IV, 121 ; Brunet, II, 279 (qui confond cette édition avec celle de 1660) ; Picot, 141-143 Français

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        STATO DI MILANO

      1664. La tavola è contenuta nel Theatrum Orbis Terrarum sive Atlas Novus. Coloritura coeva.

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        Theoria Eclipsium

      Artist: Homann / Doppelmayer JG Johann Babtiste ( - 1724 ) Nuremberg; issued in : Nuremberg; date: 1780 1664 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Restored tear at the center; size (in cm): 48 x 56,5 - description: Map shows the "old" world and the surrounding of sun and Moon - vita of the artist: Johann Babtiste Homann (1664-1724) 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. Johann Babtiste Homann (1664-1724) 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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        Totius Africae nova Repraesentatio.

      Artist: Homann Johann Babtiste ( - 1724 ) Nuremberg; issued in : Nuremberg; date: 1710 1664 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Left and right lower corners perfectly restored; size (in cm): 48,5 x 46,5 - description: Map shows total Africa with a beautiful cartouche, showing natives and the animal world of the continent. - vita of the artist: Johann Babtiste Homann (1664-1724) 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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        Biblia, Das ist Die gantze heilige Schrifft Alten und Neuen Testaments, Deutsch (durch) D. Martin Luther, Sampt D. Hutteri Summarien, der Biblischen Bücher und Capitel richtiger Eintheilung, verbesserten Registern und Concordanzen, nützlich zugerichtet, und mit dem Exemplar, so zuerst nach Lutheri sel. Todt, im Jahr Christi 1546. in Wittenberg gedrucket, jetzo mit allem Fleiß zum andern mal conferiret von der Theolog. Facultät zu Wittenberg. Mit deroselben Vorreden. Drei Teile in einem Band.

      Wittenberg: Balthasar Christoph Wust, 1664 - (38), 348, 228, (12), 164 Blätter mit 3 Titel- und 3 Schlußvignetten , 2 blattgroße Textkupfer, 15 gestochene Zwischentitel, 4 doppelblattgroße Kupferstichkarten und 1 doppelblattgroßer gestochener Plan (von Jerusalem). 27 x 22 cm, späterer Ledereinband, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Wittenberger Bibel mit Vorreden, dem biblischen Calender des Abraham Calovius, biographischen Skizzen der sächs. herzöge von Johann Georg Schleder von Regenspurg. Die Kupfer mit Porträts des Herzogs Johann Georg II. von Sachsen , sowie 8 Porträts sächsischer Herzöge mit 1 Wappen, Die illustrierten Zwischentitel mit Darstellungen mehrerer Szenen aus den entsprechenden Büchern. Die Karten sind betitelt: 1.: "Land Tafel, darinnen die Gegendt des Paradyß, das Land Canaan und andre von den Patriarchen bewohnte Länder . . . " (Vorderasien); 2.: "Eygentliche Delineato und Beschreibung der Kinder Israel Auszug aus Egypten durch das Rothe Meer und vierzigährige Reise in Wuesten, sampt der Gegend und Bränken des Gelobten Landes Canaan." (Palästina vom Nildelta bis nördlich Beiruts); 3.: "Geographische Beschreibung des Gelobten Landes Canaan, Welches unserem Herrn und Seeligmacher Jesu Christo und seinen Aposteln ist durchwandert worden" (Palästina); 4.: "Geographische Beschreibung der Landschaften welche die Aposteln und sonderlich Paulus durchraiset; . . ."(Nordafrika, Naher Osten (bis Persien) Südost-Europa mit Schwarzem Meer). - * * * Einband ziemlich berieben, Leder am vorderen Falz 8 und 11 cm angeplatzt, Die ersten 13 Blätter verheftet, davon 8 Blätter in Vorrede und Register beschädigt (Textverlust rechte obere Ecke), 1. Karte mit Fehlstelle (12, 5 x 3 cm) in der rechten unteren Ecke (Maßstab und Persischer Golf), 1 Karte mit kleinen Einrissen, die letzten 5 Blätter mit Wurmfraßspuren im weißen Rand. - Sonst ordentlich erhaltenes und gut brauchbares Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 7500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geographia generalis, In qua affectiones generales. Telluris explicantur.

      Amsterdam: Elzevier, 1664. 12mo (12,3 x 7,2 cm). (40), 748 pp. Contemporary overlapping vellum, covers with blind-tooled fillets, joints with 5 thongs, spine with handwritten title, edges tooled in blind with a lozenged pattern of floral motives. With an engraved title page as frontispiece, a folding plate, 3 folding tables and several woodcuts in the text. The German geographer Bernhardus Varenius [1622-1650] studied medicine at the Leiden University, but settled in Amsterdam where he befriended the publisher Willem Janszoon Blaeu and turned his attention to geography. His "Geographia generalis" was published posthumously after he died. It is one of the most important 17th-century works on geography, a pioneering work on scientific (mathematical) geography and a forerunner of modern geography. It was an influential work and remained for long the standard textbook of comparative geography. The engraved frontispiece, depicting ships on the sea and three geographers with their instruments. With Three endpieces and four 5- and 6-line decorated woodcut initials. Endpaper with old handwritten notes concerning editions of this work. Some underlining, One leaf with brown stain, furthermore dispersed some unobtrusive stains, but an excellent, well-bound and well-preserved copy of a rather rare, but important work. For a full description and more images please visit www.zaalbooks.nl .

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        Danubii fluminis pars superior, in qua Suevia, Bavaria, Austria, Stiria, Carithia, Carniola, Tyrolis et Helvetia cum magna parte Italiae

      Artist: Homann Johann Babtiste ( - 1724 ) Nuremberg; issued in : Nuremberg; date: 1710 1664 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Some restoration at centerfold; size (in cm): 48,5 x 54 - description: Map shows South-Germany, Austria, Swizerland, Tyrol and North - Italy until Rom - vita of the artist: Johann Babtiste Homann (1664-1724) 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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        Fabrica et uso del compasso di proportione, dove insegna à gli artefici il modo di fare in esso le necessarie divisioni, e con varij problemi usuali mostra l'utilità di questo stromento.

      Bologna, Gio. Battista Ferroni, 1664. ____ Première édition. Une description par le mathématicien jésuite Paolo Casati de la construction et de l'usage du compas de proportion. Casati déplore dans la préface qu'il n'a pas pu trouver d'autres ouvrages sur ce sujet, à l'exception du petit livre de Galilée qu'il a lu en 1642. Illustré par 4 planches dépliantes gravées sur cuivre, 8 pages avec des gravures sur bois et de nombreux autres dans le texte. Cachet de bibliothèque sur le titre et répété. Bel exemplaire.***** First edition. A description by the jesuit mathematician Paolo Casati of the construction and use of the sector, or proportional compass. Casati laments in this work that he had not the opportunity to read other works on this subject, except a small booklet of Galileo that he read in 1642. Illustrated by 4 folding engraved plates, 8 pages with woodcut engravings and many others in text. Library stamp on title. Fine copy. Riccardi I, 271 : "Raro" In-4. Collation : (8), 172, (12) pp., 4 planches h.-t. Vélin. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Ducatus Braccianus olim Sabatiae Regio

      1664. Rara mappa dell'area del Lago di Bracciano che fu pubblicata solo nell'Atlas Major di Blaeu. Incisione in rame, bellissima coloritura coeva, in ottimo stato di conservazione. This rare map appeared only in Blaeu's Major Atlas edition printed in 1664 in Amsterdam. From: J. Blaeus Grooten Atlas, oft Werelt- Beschryving, in welcke 't Aerdryck, de Zee, en Hemel, wort vertoont en beschreven. Amsterdam, J. Blaeu, 1664. (Van der Krogt 2, 621) Copper engraving, fine hand colouring, in perfect condition. Amsterdam Amsterdam Van der Krogt 2, 7155:2 548 402

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        Voyage de la France equinoxiale en l'isle de Cayenne, entrepris par les François en l'année MDCLII

      First edition. Contemporary brown calf, spine in six compartments with blind-ruled compartments and gilt fleurons, remains of a manuscript title label. All edges speckled red, binding skillfully restored. Tear to lower margin of title skillfully restored, a few tiny stains.  The work is divided into three parts: the first relates the establishment of the colony and its journey to Cayenne, the second is a collection of observations on the 15 months spent there by the author and the last is concerned with the country's climate, the fertility of the soil, and the customs and dress of the indigenous peoples. A last part is made up of a Franco-Amerindian dictionary, which is the very first appearance of a lexicon of the Galibi language. Some chapters also refer to Guadeloupe, Barbados and Martinique.Chaplain to the 700 colonists of the expedition sent to Guyana on the 18th May 1652, Antoine Biet gives a precise account of the second attempt at colonization. The attempt failed, and the hundred surviving colonists were forced to flee Cayenne for Surinam in January 1654 (and from there to Barbados), having suffered tropical illness and fierce resistance from the Galibi Indians. According to Boucher de La Richarderie, "no account other than Biet's sheds so much light on the natives of Guyana; he describes them in all their primitive simplicity. The vocabulary of their language is carefully assembled," (Bibliothèque universelle des voyages, 1808).Manuscript ex-libris on front endpaper: "Ce livre appartient à Mr. Adam de Saron [This book belongs to Mr Adam de Saron]."  Chez François Clouzier à Paris 1664 in-4 (17x24cm) (24) 432pp. relié

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        La Chorographie ou description de Provence et L'Histoire chronologique du mesme pays

      first edition decorated with a frontispiece designed by Jean Daret and engraved by Louis Cundier and two folding maps by Cundier also portraits and in the second volume by Jean Frosne. par Charles David à Aix 1664 in-folio (24x35cm) (40p.) 938pp. (15p.) et (10p.) 1073pp. (14p.) 2 volumes reliés

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        Technica Curiosa, sive mirabilia artis, libris XII. comprehensa; quibus varia experimenta, varia´que technasmata pneumatica, hydraulica, hydrotechnica, mechanica, graphica, cyclometrica, chronometrica, automatica, cabalistica, alia´que ar

      Wuerzburg/Nuernberg: Jobus Hertz for Johann Andreas Endter, 1664. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Two volumes, small 4to. (200x160 mm). Vol. I: [42], 579 [1] pp., half title, extra engraved title (mounted to half title at gutter), title printed in red and black, full page engraved portrait on verso, 1 full page engraved armorial plate, and 40 partly folding engraved plates (plates numbered XVI present twice before pp.330 and 333, plates XXXVIII and XXXIX on a single sheet, plate XXXVI misbound before p.97); Vol. II: [2], 583-1044, [16] pp., 21 partly folding engraved plates (plate XVII and XVIII on a single sheet), occasional minor foxing and browning. 18th-century half calf (partly rubbed and worn, partly split joints), spine gilt, speckled edges, some worming to vol. I hinges, head of spine of vol. II chipped. One leaf partly loose at the beginning of vol. II, a few leaves worn in the margins, minor foxing and staining. Very view faded annotations in old hand. An excellent copy, rare in this complete state with the frontispiece and all engravings present as called for. ----BM/STC German (17th-c.) S1255; Duveen p. 537; Norman 1911; Waller 20243. - First edition of this collection of mechanical marvels including a detailed account of Otto von Guericke's experiment with vacuums which took place at Magdeburg in 1654; two teams of eight horse each were unable to separate the two hemispheres of a hollow sphere as long as sufficient vacuum was maintained within the sphere (see illustration). The work also contains accounts of the earliest use of the diving bell, Torricelli's experiments on the barometer, Boyle's experiments on air pressure, chronometers, perpetual motion machines etc. Fine.

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