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        Novum Jesu Christi Testamentum Syriace cum punctis, vocalibus et versione latina Matthaei [...]. - [Angebunden]: Lexicon Syriacum, continens omnes N. T. Syriaci dictiones et particulas. - [Angebunden]: Notae Criticae in Novum Testamentum Syriacum [...]. [Von Aegidius Gutbirius / Ägidius Gutbier].

      Hamburg: o.V. [Selbstverlag des Autors] 1664; 1667.. 3 Bände in 1 Band. Titel, (30), 604 Seiten; Titel, (6), 146 Seiten, (62); Titel, (6), 55, (1 weiße) Seiten. Mit zusätzlichem gestochenem Titelblatt vor [I] von Bartholome Iselburg, dat. 1663, und etwas Buchschmuck. Kl. 8° (17 x 11,5 cm). Ledereinband der Zeit mit ornamentaler Rückenvergoldung im Rokokostil. [Hardcover / fest gebunden].. Ägidius Gutbier wurde in der Stadt Weissensee in Thüringen am 1. Septbr. 1617 geboren, sein Vater war dort Bürgermeister und stammte aus einer schlesischen Familie. Er war einer der bedeutendsten und gelehrtesten Orientalisten seiner Zeit. Er errichtete in Hamburg eine Druckerei im eigenen Hause, welche von 1664-67 bestand, und schnitt die Typen zu der Übersetzung des hier vorliegenden Neuen Testamentes (1663-64) sowie der dazugehörigen Werke "Lexicon Syriacum, continens omnes N. T. Syriaci dictiones et particulas" (1667) & "Notae criticae in N. T. Syriacum" (1667) unter erheblichen Mühen mit eigener Hand, wobei er den jakobitischen (westsyrischen) Schrifttypus wählte und die Bleilettern von dem Hamburger Schriftgießer Bartholomeus Voskens gießen ließ. Den syrischen Text versah er mit "lexikalischen und textkritischen Hilfsmitteln. Mit diesen Beigaben stellt Gutbiers Edition eine beachtliche textkritische Leistung dar, die die Edition Widmannstetters an Wertschätzung übertraf" (Kayser, Hamburger Bücher 1491-1850, No. 45). Außer diesen Arbeiten hat er zahlreiche Schriften theologisch-philosophischen Inhaltes herausgegeben und Anderes handschriftlich hinterlassen; er starb noch im Jahre seiner letzten veröffentlichten Druckschrift, 1667 auf einer Reise nach Thüringen. - Darlow/Moule 8966 kennt mehrere Druckvarianten der ersten Ausgabe und des Vorwortes: "At least four varieties exist of the printed title [...] they may be distinguished by the ornament appearing above the word 'Hamburgi' [...] Var. d). interlacing curves" (bei unserer Ausgabe zutreffend); "first sheet of preface, signed 'a', ends with catchword 'usus'" (bei unserer Ausgabe zutreffend). Der selbstdruckende Übersetzer war hier wohl in dauerhafter Redaktion an seinem eigenen Werk tätig. - Der robuste Ledereinband leicht berieben. Rücken etwas stärker berieben, mit kleinen Wurmgängen an den Kapitalen und (oberflächlich) auf dem Hinterdeckel. Papier gleichmäßig gebräunt und stellenweise minimal fleckig. Hinteres Innengelenk leicht abgeplatzt. - Aus dem Besitz des bekannten Rostocker Alttestamentlers Gottfried Quell mit dessen Besitzeintrag "Godofredus Quell" in Tinte auf den Titelseiten. - Insgesamt sehr gut erhaltenes und seltenes Exemplar der druckgeschichtlich bedeutenden und gesuchten Werke in einem Band. - Sammlung Böhme 366 (mehrere Ausgaben). - Schröder, Hamb. Schriftsteller III, 1377.

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        Document signed ("Yo el Rey"), on vellum In Italian, Latin, and Spanish

      Madrid Folio (30.5cm; 12"). [20] ff., one an initial blank.. 1664 On 4 March Philip confirmed his approval of a sale that the Duke of Cutrofiano had made: "Concede V. Md. su r[ea]l assenso a la venta que el Duque de Cutrofiano ha hecho en favor de D[o]n Alfonso Filomarino de la tierra de Cutrofiano y Sugliano; y de los feudos de Petrore, y Quintavalle en la provincia de Otranto del Reyno de Nap[ole]s con las condicones que aqui declaran." Handsomely calligraphed in black ink. With the signatures of various ministers of the king's council. Bound in limp vellum, curled at free edges. A large, handsome, woodcut revenue stamp on the recto of the first leaf of text. Soiling, a small stain or two, and some bug-spotting in margins; verso of last leaf of text darkened and pages variable in color as to be expected (depending on whether "inside" or "outside" vellum). Signature of king in sepia, a little faint in parts because of absorption of the ink.

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        Novum Domini nostri Jesu Christi Testamentum syriacè, cum punctis vocalibus & versione latina Matthiae, ita adornatâ, ut, unico hôc evangelista intellecto, reliqui totius operis libri, sine interprete, facilè intelligi possint: ... Hamburg, Typis & impensis autoris, 1664.

      Pp. (xxxii), 523, 526 - 606. With engraved extra title (dated 1663). Contemporary full calf, spine decorated in blind. Bookplate. Old ownership inscriptions. Binding rubbed, internally clean and crisp. A handsome copy. BOUND WITH: Lexicon syriacum, continens omnes N.T. syriaci dictiones et particulas, ... Nunc vero in lucem demum editum. Hamburg, Typis & impensis autoris, 1667. Pp. (viii), 146, (50). AND: Notae criticae in Novum Testamentum syriacum, ... Hamburg, Typis & impensis autoris, 1667. Pp. (viii), 56. First edition, reprinted many times. Includes a Latin translation of St. Matthew's Gospel, supplied in small character underneath each page. Gilles Gutbier (1617 - 1667) was professor at Hamburg and one of the most learned orientalist at this time. This is his main work which became a standard in its field. He had his own printing press and he had cut the Syriac types himself. Darlow & Moule 8966. Thonnelier 77. Zenker BOii, 1779 (Notae criticae).

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        OEDIPUS CHIMICUS. Institutiones Chimicae Prodromae. Obscuriorum Terminorum & Principiorum Chimicorum, Mysteria Aperiens & resolvens. Opusculum, omnibus Medicinae, & Chimiae Studiosis, lectu perquàm utile & necessarium.

      Apud Hermannum à Sande 1664 Testo latino. Cm.13x7,7. Pg.(12), 192, (8). Legatura in piena pergamena rigida con unghie e laccetti di chiusura, sempre pergamenacei. Titoli manoscritti al dorso. La seconda carta del volume è collazionata su carta diversa dalle altre: al recto vi compare una vignetta allegorica raffigurante Edipo e la Sfinge, al verso l'incipit della Dedicatoria al Sig. "Francisco De Le Böe, dicto Sylvio". Una carta fuori testo raffigurante la "Divina Metamorphosis" (medaglia di Praga, 1648). Cartiglio decorativo inciso in fine al testo. Al foglio di guardia antica notazione di proprietà manoscritta, con timbro in ceralacca e piccolo cartiglio ritagliato e incollato. Figlio di un ministro luterano, il medico e matematico Johann Joachim Becher (Speyer, 1635 - 1682) fu in gioventù al servizio dell'Elettore di Mainz in qualità di docente di medicina presso il locale ateneo. Ebbe vita assai avventurosa, svolgendo importanti mansioni in Baviera, a Vienna, in Olanda e a Londra. Il presente costituisce il suo testo più conosciuto. Si tratta di un approfondito studio di chimica e di alchimia, in cui il Becher (nome latinizzato Becherius) tratta delle principali sostanze e operazioni chimiche. In particolare si spinge a confutare la fondatezza dei quattro elementi aristotelici (aria, acqua, terra e fuoco) e dei tre principi della qualità di Paracelso (zolfo, sale, mercurio) dando così impulso alle nuove teorie già esposte dall'Helmont e dal Boyle. Così il Neville dipinge l'Opera: "an important book that contains the germs of the ideas that were later (by G.E. Stahl) developed into the theory of phlogiston". Ancora si legge in "Cristina di Svezia. Scienza ed alchimia nella Roma barocca" (Dedalo Editore): "Nel 1664 Becher aveva pubblicato il suo "Oedipus Chimicus", nel quale non solo era ripresa tutta la problematica ermetico - paracelsiana relativamente alla chimica ed ai suoi concetti fondamentali, ma anche quella dei diversi tipi di linguaggio usati dai chimici, che dimostravano che lo studio della chimica era antichissimo. La Monade geroglifica di John Dee, le ricerche di mitologia alchemica di Michael Maier, e quelle di Kircher, i caratteri cinesi e i geroglifici egiziani erano gli strumenti per svelare i modi attraverso i quali, in passato, era stato trasmesso il sapere alchemico". Per meglio individuare la complessità del messaggio del Becher, si riporta integralmente l'Indice dei Titoli dell'Opera: "Prima Materia; Duo Principia substantiae: Sulphur & Sal; Tria Principia qualitatis: sal, sulphur & Mercurius; Quatuor Elementa: Ignis, aër, aqua, terra Chimicè sumpta; Quinque requisita generationis: Calor, sperma Menstruum, Matrix, pondus; Sex Operationes reales: Accretio, Decretio, Solutio, Coagulatio, Destructio, plusquamperfectio; Septem requisita Artificis: Termini, instrumenta, materiae, operationes, scripta Chimica, Methodus Chimiae studendi, Methodus Chimicè Philophandi". L'Opera è dedicata a Franz Le Böe, noto con lo pseudonimo di Sylvius (1614 - 1672), fondatore a Leida del primo laboratorio universitario di chimica. Esistono due edizioni del 1664 della presente Opera, ed a tutt'oggi non è chiarita la diatriba su quale di esse abbia visto la luce per prima: oltre alla presente di Francoforte l'altra fu stampata a Amsterdam da Elizeum Weyerstraten.

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        Document signed ("Yo el Rey"), on vellum. In Italian, Latin, and Spanish

      Madrid Folio (30.5cm; 12"). [20] ff., one an initial blank.. 1664 On 4 March Philip confirmed his approval of a sale that the Duke of Cutrofiano had made: "Concede V. Md. su r[ea]l assenso a la venta que el Duque de Cutrofiano ha hecho en favor de D[o]n Alfonso Filomarino de la tierra de Cutrofiano y Sugliano; y de los feudos de Petrore, y Quintavalle en la provincia de Otranto del Reyno de Nap[ole]s con las condicones que aqui declaran." Handsomely calligraphed in black ink. With the signatures of various ministers of the king's council. Bound in limp vellum, curled at free edges. A large, handsome, woodcut revenue stamp on the recto of the first leaf of text. Soiling, a small stain or two, and some bug-spotting in margins; verso of last leaf of text darkened and pages variable in color as to be expected (depending on whether "inside" or "outside" vellum). Signature of king in sepia, a little faint in parts because of absorption of the ink.

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        Museo o galeria adunata dal sapere e dallo studio... (di) Manfredo Settala nobile milanese. Descritta in latino da... Paolo Maria Terzago. Et hora in italiano da Pietro Francesco Scarabelli... e dal medesimo accresciuta. -

      In - 4. Cartonatura antica, tassello sul dorso. Con un bel ritratto f.t. e ripiegato di Settala, dis. da Luigi Scaramuccia e inc. in rame da Giovanni Battista Bonacina. (12), 408 pp.; manca l'antiporta allegorica e, come spesso, la tavola raffigurante il museo; fresco esemplare in barbe. Rara prima edizione in italiano della descrizione di una delle più ragguardevoli collezione di rarità e curiosità del periodo (edizione originale: 1664, in latino). Era composta da circa «tremila pezzi di varia natura, catalogabili in tre grandi sezioni, come Manfredo stesso precisava: i Naturalia, cioè oggetti forniti all'uomo direttamente dalla natura, e suddivisibili a loro volta in animali, vegetali, minerali; gli Artificialia, cioè le creazioni dell'uomo, che grazie alla sua perizia modifica i naturalia secondo le proprie esigenze o estro; i Curiosa, cioè tutto ciò che può incuriosire o stupire in quanto monstra, cioè extra norma. Accanto agli oggetti trovati in natura o costruiti nel laboratorio, Manfredo raccolse migliaia di libri...» (Colombo: Settala, l?Archimede milanese). Predari 363. Borroni II, 341 - 2. Schlosser 573. First edition in Italian of the description of the Settala ?Wunderkammer? and library in Milan, one of the largest collections of rarities and curiosities of its day. Lacking the frontispiece and the folding plate, but with the frequently missing engr. portrait of Settala. A fresh and uncut copy in early 19th century boards.

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        Ritterholds von Blauen. Adriatische Rosemund. Lust hägt Lust. Kupfertitel, 6 Bl., 367 S. Mit 12 ganzseit. Kupfern (in die Pag. einbezogen). 12°. Guter Pergamentbd d. Z.

      Amsterdam, Heinrich von Aken, 1664.. . Äußerst seltene zweite Ausgabe von Zesens berühmtestem und wichtigstem Roman, dem ersten großen Roman der deutschen Barockliteratur. Das Buch ist die erste Erzählung aus Zesens eigener Erfindung. Die bürgerliche Liebesgeschichte mit poetischen Einlagen gilt als Zesens Dichtung-und-Wahrheit-Roman, in dem sich nach seinem eigenem Zeugnis viel Autobiographisches findet. "Das unerfüllbare Liebesverhältnis zu der schönen 'Menschengöttin' Rosemund gibt Gelegenheit zu einem wahren Kult mit den Sensationen des Gefühls- und Empfindungslebens. Erotisches wird fast mystisch gesteigert ... Zesens flimmernde Sprache löst in unerhörter Art ihren Gegenstand in sinnliche lustbetonte Qualitäten auf, von der Lautmalerei bis zur erotischen Metaphorik in einer Landschaftsschilderung" (Max Wehrli). "Auch das Motiv des konfessionellen Ehehindernisses ist neuartig. Die Erzählung ist reich mit 'Kling-getichten' und anderen vermischt' (Seebaß ausführlich). Ab S. 299 ist die im gleichen Jahr in Hamburg separat erschienene 'Lustinne' abgedruckt, die "gebundene Lust-Rede von Kraft und Würkung der Liebe". Am Schluss ein Register von Zesens originellen Neologismen. Der Kupfertitel ist signiert "Der Wachchende", d. i. Martien le Coq (vgl. Thieme/Becker VII 145). - Anfangs leichte Wurmspuren im weißen Rand, sonst sehr schön. Ich kann nur 2 Exemplare im Handel der letzten 50 Jahre nachweisen. - VD17 23:239105D. Dünnhaupt 28.2. Otto 98. Goed. III 99, 18b. Vgl. Faber du Faur 814, Willems 1021 und Rahir 1120 (für die Ausgabe 1845).

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        Del Regno d'Italia sotto i Barbari. Epitome. Con le Annotationi dell'Abbate D. Valeriano Castiglione.

      per Bartolomeo Zavatta,, in Torino, 1664 - 2 parti in un volume in-folio (348x235mm), pp. (4), 225 (del testo dell'opera del Tesauro); 138 di annotazioni ad essa del Castiglione + (2), 26, (2) di indici dei Re d'Italia di cui si discorre nell'opera, delle cose notabili, delle tavole incise. Legatura coeva in piena pelle marrone con titolo e fregi in oro (in parte stinti) su dorso a nervi. Tagli a spruzzo. Frontespizio inciso su rame con un ovale centrale bordato da un serto recante il titolo e l'immagine della fenice rinascente dalle fiamme, con motto "Renovata Iuventus". Tutt'attorno, putti recanti corone e stemmi dei vari Re d'Italia, aquile simbolo della dignità regale, picche, leoni in lotta contro draghi richiamanti alle lotte opposte dalle popolazioni autoctone agli invasori barbarici. 70 tavole incise in rame f.t. a piena pagina, (un'antiporta, un ritratto del Tesauro, 58 tavv. di ritratti di sovrani entro sfarzose cornici ovali, 3 carte geografiche, ciascuna impressa su due facciate, rappresentanti "La gran penisola della Scandia.", ossia la Scandinavia, "La vera Lombardia come fu terminata da Carlo Magno dopo la sua Incoronatione secondo il Sigonio Del Regno d'Italia" e "Il contato del Canavese tra le due Dore il Po e l'Alpi Graie Posseduto da'Discendenti del Re Ardoino" [si tratta della prima cartografia d'insieme a noi nota del territorio canavesano], tre tavole a soggetto storico-allegorico, poste dopo l'occhietto di ciascuna sezione, e i tre occhietti incisi). Le incisioni sono dovute a Jan Jakob Thurneysen, su disegno di Carlo Scotti, L. Daniel, Giacomo Raffoni, A, Bosio, ma alla realizzazione delle tavole collaborarono anche artisti come Charles Dauphin, N. Bercy, Jan Miel, Antoine De Pienne, tutti allora operosi nella corte sabauda. Lettera dedicatoria dell'autore al Duca di Savoia, Carlo Emanuele II. Al recto dell'ultima carta nn., marca tipografica dello stampatore in xilografia e indicazione di tipografo con la data del 1663; al verso, indice delle tavole incise. Capilettera decorati a racemi e sontuosi fregi tipografici in xilografia, talora anche a piena pagina. Il testo delle annotazioni e quello degli indici sono su duplice colonna. Bell'esemplare, con i rami in grande stato di freschezza. Seconda edizione, posteriore di un anno alla prima e come essa sontuosamente impressa (la prima reca la data del 1663, ma manca del ritratto del Tesauro), di questa ricostruzione compiuta dal Tesauro delle dominazioni barbariche in Italia, certo il più organico sforzo operato nel Seicento di compilazione storica sull'"Italia dei secoli bui", tra il declinare del IV secolo ed il crepuscolo dell'XI secolo. L'opera costituì la principale fonte storica di cui si avvalse Manzoni per l'"Adelchi". Cat. Vinciana, 499-501. Belloni, Il Seicento, pp. 449-450. Brunet, V, 730. Graesse, VI, p. 72. Olschki, Choix, 15778. S.T.C. XVIIth Century Italian Books, p. 901. Canavesio, Seicentina, 309. Picchetto, n. 141. Della Chiesa, Catalogo di tutti li scrittori piemontesi, Carmagnola, 1660, pp. 62-63. Manca al Manno. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Sylva,

      London: Printed by Jo. Martyn and Ja. Allestry; by John Martyn and James Allestry; by J. Macock, for John Martin, and James Allestry,, 1664. Or a Discourse on Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesty's Dominions; As it was Deliver'd in the Royal Society the xvth of October, MDCLXII, Upon Occasion of Certain Quaeries Propounded to that Illustrious Assembly, by the Honorable the Principal Officers, and Commissioners of the Navy. To which is Annexed Pomona: Or, an Appendix Concerning Fruit-Trees in Relation to Cider, The Making and Several ways of Ordering it. Published by Express Order of the Royal Society. Also, Kalendarium Hortense: Or, Gard'ners Almanac, Directing what he is to do Monethly, throughout the Year. Three parts in one volume, quarto (284 x 186 mm). Early nineteenth-century half calf, brown morocco label, spine tooled in blind with gilt rules, marbled paper sides, all edges speckled brown, marbled endpapers. First and third titles printed in red and black, first title with the engraved arms of the Royal Society. Two woodcut illustrations in the texts, woodcut historiated initials. Lacks the errata leaf at rear. Old ink correction to one letter on title page, small round paper label to upper front joint, contemporary to binding. Binding rubbed, short split to head of front joint, title page and facing license leaf a little soiled, light waterstaining to most foremargins. An excellent copy. First edition of Evelyn's most celebrated book and famously the first book to be printed by order of the Royal Society, which had been founded four years previously. During the 1640s and 1650s production of glass and iron increased rapidly and the wood used to fire the furnaces and factories was not being replaced by fresh planting. This led to a serious shortage of wood from which the Navy could construct ships. Evelyn appealed to the king for a concerted campaign of reforestation and claimed in his preface that he had induced landowners to plant many millions of trees. Alexander Hunter, who edited five editions of Sylva in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, wrote in his preface that "soon after the publication of the Sylva... the Spirit for Planting increased to a high degree; and there is reason to believe that many of our ships, [used] in the last war... were constructed from Oaks planted at that time." The appendix Pomona includes a collection of five contributions on the making of cider by other writers, Mr Beale, Sir Paul Neil, John Newburgh, Doctor Smith and Capt. Taylor. First editions of Evelyn's Sylva are usually found either recently rebound or in poor condition, and usually rebacked - copies in this condition are far from common.

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        Mausoleum RegniApostolici Regum & Ducan

      Norimbergae, 1664. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1664. 407 pages. No dust jacket. Vellum binding. Title in pen on spine. Not in English. Name and date to the free endpaper. Good bright pages. Heavy foxing to the endpapers and to the page fore-edges throughout. Some small markings to some of the pages. Cracking to the front pastedown endpaper. Many images throughout, though not collated. Minor edge wear with corner bumping and scuffing. Boards slightly warped. Boards are rubbed and marked. Small tears to the edges and corners. Split to the spine side. Spine extremes scuffed and ripped. Very old and interesting book.

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        L'Art de monter a Cheval, qui monstre la belle & facille methode de se rendre bon homme de Cheval. Par le Sr Delcampe, Escuyer de la Grande Escurie du Roy. WITH: Traité des Remedes...par le Sieur de Beaureper..Seconde Partie...Paris, 1663

      Paris: chez Jacques le Gras, au Palais, à l'entrée de la Gallerie des Priasonniers, 1664. Seconde edition, Augmenté d'une Seconde Partie, des Remedes les plus efficaces pour les Maladies des Cheuaux. Par Messire Samuel Fouquet Essayer Sieur de Beaurepaire, Escuyer de la Grande Escuirie de Roy. 320; 152, [4] pp. 8vo. Bound in contemporary full mottled French calf, spine gilt, small worming at back inner margin of 3 leaves not affecting text. Bookplate of Bibliothèque Fournier-Sarlovèze. Signed J. Reynaud on ffep.

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        Fabrica, et uso del compasso di proportione, dove insegna a gli artefici il modo di fare in esso le necessarie divisioni, e con varii problemi usuali mostra l'utilita di questo stromento

      Bologna: Presso Gio. Battista Ferroni, 1664. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very good antiquarian condition. Small 4to. Collation: *4 A-X4 Y6 [Z]2, COMPLETE. [8], 172, [12] pp. With 4 folding copper-engraved plates and numerous woodcut diagrams illustrating the text. Well bound in sturdy 20th-century Italian quarter vellum over mottled boards, smooth spine lettered in black. Outer margins of title and two subsequent leaves reinforced. One leaf with a small loss of text and some rubbing. Some very light occasional dampstaining. Closely cropped in several instances with slight loss to Fig. 12 and 16 at end. An important work which describes the construction and use of the sector, or proportional compass, variously described by Galileo as his "geometrical and military compass." It is justly considered to be the first truly "modern" calculating instrument which offered an extraordinary range of applications and remained in constant use for over two hundred years. The device was immediately embraced by practioners of a number of disciplines, most notably architects (some of whom may have struggled to perform even elementary arithmetical operations). It is a remarkable fact that the disciplines to which the sector was applied, particularly architecture, fortification, and surveying (traditionally classed as mechanical sciences), soon emerged as mathematical sciences in the seventeenth century. Indeed there is evidence that the universality of these practical applications helped to make possible the universality of science at a theoretical level. Hence this technology was not simply a consequence of advances in science. Rather, the technology helped make possible the mathematical sciences that led to modern science. The sector was originally invented by Galileo for calculations in surveying, geometry, gunnary, dialling, gauging, engineering, mathematical operations, and even accounting. It is no exaggeration the invention of the sector heralded the scientific revolution of the Baroque era. Throughout the 17th century, and well into the 18th, the sector underwent considerable improvement. To aid the architect, Ottavio Revesi Bruti developed a particular type of proportional compass, the "archisesto," which had proportional lines for drawing the architectural orders (see his "Archisesto per formar con facilità li cinque ordini d?'architettura," Vicenza, 1627). During the 19th century the proportional compass was gradually replaced by highly refined slide rules which survived over the years in the technical studios of engineers and architects up until the recent advent of the computer. At the time of Casati's publication of the "Fabrica et uso del compasso di proportione," Galileo's own instructional manual had become almost unfindable, in Italy or elsewhere (as is attested in Casati's preface), while demand for information about the sector increased exponentially. Casati was Jesuit polymath who published erudite works on optics, physics, and mathematics. In the present well-illustrated volume he presents, through a series of practical demonstrations, as much information as was then known about the sector and its applications in multiple fields of inquiry. Very curious contemporary inscription on title page: "Da mihi in disco caput Giovannis Battiste" (Matt. 14:8 -- Bring me the head of St. John the Baptist on a plate). Cinti 156. Ricccardi I, 271 ("Raro"). Sommervogel VI, 78.

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        Sylva, or a discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of timber in His Majesties Dominions. By J. E. Esq ; As it was deliver'd in the Royal Society the XVth of October, 1662, upon occasion of certain quæries propounded to that illustrious assembly, by the honourable the principal officers, and commissioners of the Navy. To which is annexed pomona ; or, an appendix concerning fruit-trees in relation to cider ; the making and several ways of ordering it. Published by express order of the Royal Society. Also kalendarium hortensen ; or, gard'ners almanac ; directing what he is to do Monethly throughout the year.

      Ldn. 1664. Folio. Samtidig helskinnsbind med opphøyde ryggbånd. 1 blank, (1), tittel trykt i rødt og svart med en kobberstukket vignett, (12), 120, (4), 83, 1 blank, (1), 1 blank. 1 illustrasjon i teksten.Folio. Contemporary full calf, raised bands. I blank, (1), title printed in red and black and with one engraved vignette, (12), 120, (4), 83, 1 blank, (1), 1 blank pp. 1 illustration in text.. Første utgave av en av de viktigste 1600-talls bøkene om trær og skogbruk.Med samtidig hilsen på tittelbladet. Et rent og fint eksemplar.First edition of one of the most important 17th century books on trees and forestry.With contemporary greeting on titlepage. A clean and nice copy

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        Mr. William Shakespear's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Original Copies. The third Impression. And unto this Impression is added seven Playes, never before Printed in Folio [Works]

      London: Printed for P[hilip] C[hetwinde], 1664. Third folio edition, second enlarged issue, of Shakespeare's plays, generally regarded as the rarest of the seventeenth-century folio editions. Engraved portrait by Martin Droeshout in Hind's second state, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials. Text printed in double columns within box-rules. Collation: A4 b6; A-Z, Aa6 BB8; Cc-Zz Aaa6; Bbb-Zzz Aaaa-Daaa6 Eeee4; a6 b4 *-****4, ¶A-¶B6 ¶C-¶F4 ¶G6 = 514 leaves. Complete. 1 vols. Folio (12-3/4 x 8-1/2 in.; 324 x 215 mm). Full red crushed morocco, triple fillet border, spine richly gilt with gold-stamped title, gilt turn-ins, marbled endsheets, a.e.g., by F. Bedford. Finely rebacked with original spine laid down. Portrait leaf with Ben Jonson verses inlaid; long tear in title skillfully mended (affecting a few letters in list of plays and first O in imprint), with fore-margin extended; Dedication leaf [A3] signed "A2" repaired in gutter and near lower corner margin; lower margins of preliminary leaves A4, b1-6 extended, a few small stains on leaves Dd5 and Ee3; occasional leaves heavily inked. A choice copy with excellent provenance. Third folio edition, second enlarged issue, of Shakespeare's plays, generally regarded as the rarest of the seventeenth-century folio editions. Engraved portrait by Martin Droeshout in Hind's second state, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials. Text printed in double columns within box-rules. Collation: A4 b6; A-Z, Aa6 BB8; Cc-Zz Aaa6; Bbb-Zzz Aaaa-Daaa6 Eeee4; a6 b4 *-****4, ¶A-¶B6 ¶C-¶F4 ¶G6 = 514 leaves. Complete. 1 vols. Folio (12-3/4 x 8-1/2 in.; 324 x 215 mm). The Rare Third Folio, J.P. Morgan Copy. An unknown number of copies is thought to have been destroyed in the Great Fire of London of 1666. The Third Folio is a reprint of the second edition (1632), but this second issue contains seven additional plays; of which only Pericles Prince of Tyre is now considered to be the work of Shakespeare. In the first issue, the portrait was printed on the title page and the verses "To the Reader" appeared opposite on the verso of the first leaf. For this second issue, the first two leaves were cancelled and replaced by a conjugate pair, with the portrait printed above the Jonson verses on the first leaf, facing the title page now listing the seven plays (printed by Roger Daniel on eleven supplementary quires): Pericles Price of Tyre, The London Prodigall, The History of Thomas Ld. Cromwell, Sir John Oldcastle Lord Cobham, The Puritan Widow, A York-shire Tragedy, The Tragedy of Locrine.

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        Architectura Curiosa Nova, exponens ... Omnia 200 aeri incisis... delineationibus ... explicata et descripta... In Latinam linguam translata a Johanne Christophoro Sturmio. 4 Teile in 1 Band.

      Nürnberg, Gerhard für Fürst, (1664).. (34,5 x 22,5 cm). (8) 30 S.; (2) 13 S.; (2) 22 S.; (2) 26 S. Mit gestochenem Titel und 200 (1 gefalteten) Kupfertafeln. Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung.. Erste lateinische Ausgabe des berühmten Architekturwerkes, hier in einem kompletten und wohlerhaltenen Exemplar. Im gleichen Jahr erschien auch eine deutsche Ausgabe. - Böckler lebte in der zweiten Hälfte des 17. Jahrhunderts in Frankfurt/Main als Architekt und Ingenieur. In seinem außergewöhnlich reich illustrierten architektonischen Hauptwerk behandelt er neben den bauhistorischen auch die mechanisch-technischen Aspekte der Architektur bzw. der Gartenarchitektur. Der erste Teil enthält ausführliche Abhandlungen über Luft- und Wasserdruck, der zweite Teil beschreibt die Springbrunnen und der dritte die Kunstbrunnen. Im vierten und letzten Teil beschäftigt sich Böckler mit Grotten, Palästen, Lusthäusern sowie Lust- und Irrgärten. Die Tafeln zeigen überwiegend Abbildungen von Wasserfontänen, Brunnen und Gartenanlagen, daneben auch von Schlössern und Burgen aus Italien, Frankreich und Deutschland. Auf den Tafeln im vierten Teil sind in der unteren Hälfte vielfach Ornamente zu sehen, die sowohl in der Garten- wie auch in der Deckengestaltung Verwendung finden. - Stellenweise mit schwachem Wasserrand. Einige Tafeln im dritten Teil etwas braunfleckig in der rechten oberen Ecke. Rechter Rand des gestochenen Titels stellenweise hinterlegt. Vorsätze etwas leimschattig. Vorderer fliegender Vorsatz erneuert. Rücken und Ecken restauriert. Insgesamt schönes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit Tafeln in kräftigen Abdrucken. - VD17 32:675707F; vgl. Ornamentstichkatalog 3577 (dt.EA) First Latin edition, 4 parts in 1 volume. With engraved title and 200 (1 folding) engraved plates. Bound in contemporary calf with rich spine gilding. Spine and edges restored. - Some mild dampstaining in places. Some plates somewhat brownstained. With new front free endpaper. Overall a very good copy.

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

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

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

      Chez François Clouzier 1664 - - Chez François Clouzier, à Paris 1664, in-4 (17x24cm), (24) 432pp., relié. - Edition originale. Reliure de l'époque en plein veau brun. Dos à cinq nerfs orné de caissons et fleurons dorés, reste d'une étiquette de titre manuscrite. Toutes tranches mouchetées rouges. La reliure a été habilement restaurée. Déchirure marginale restaurée en marge basse de la page de titre. Quelques infimes salissures. Bon exemplaire. L'ouvrage se divise en trois parties : la première relate l'établissement de la colonie et de son voyage jusqu'à Cayenne, la seconde est une suite d'observations sur les quinze mois passés par l'auteur là-bas et la dernière traite du tempérament du pays, de la fertilité de la terre, des us et coutumes des autochtones. Une dernière partie est constituée d'un dictionnaire franco-amérindien, c'est la toute première fois qu'un lexique galibi parait. Certains chapitres évoquent également la Guadeloupe, la Barbade et la Martinique. Aumônier des 700 colons de l'expédition envoyée en Guyane le 18 mai 1652, Antoine Biet relate avec précision la deuxième tentative de colonisation. Cette expérience fut un échec, la centaine de colons qui y survécut fut contrainte de fuir Cayenne vers le Surinam en janvier 1654 puis à Barbade, après avoir souffert des maladies tropicales et de la farouche résistance des Indiens Galibis. D'après Boucher de La Richarderie, «aucune relation ne donne autant de lumières que celle de Biet sur les naturels de la Guyane ; il les a dépeints dans toute leur simplicité primitive. Le vocabulaire de leur langue est fait avec soin» (Bibliothèque universelle des voyages). Ex-dono manuscrit sur la première page de garde : "Ce livre appartient à Mr. Adam de Saron". (24) 432pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Manifique Carousel fait sur le fleuue de l'Arne a Florence, pour le Mariage du Grand Duc

      1664. BOCQUET, Nicolas. Le Magnifique Carousel fait sur le Fleuue de l'Arne a Florence, pour le Mariage du Grand Duc. Comprised of an engraved title and 18 engraved plates. Oblong 8vo., 142 x 175 mm, bound in early twentieth-century full brown morocco, gilt lettered spine. Paris: Chez Jean Sauve, 1664. |~||~||~||~| This rare suite of engravings with title form the complete festival book produced in Paris to celebrate the marriage of Cosimo II, Duke of Tuscany, to Maria Maddalena of Austria. Cosimo had been tutored by Galileo who dedicated his Sidereus Nuncius to him when he published it in 1610. The engravings document the mock naval battle between the Argonauts and the armada of Colchis performed as part of the wedding celebration on the Arno before invited wedding guests. The ships and floats were designed by Giulio Parigi, with the exception of two by Jacopo Ligozzi and one by Ludovico Cardi da Cigoli. The prints are derived from Remigio Cantagallina's etchings issued at the time of the wedding, and printed in reverse from the originals. The inscriptions in the lower margin contain variations in spelling and wording and additional inscriptions identifying the characters in the ships and floats. OCLC lists only two copies of the original 1608 edition, of which one is a fragment, and one copy of a 1662 edition published by Baltasar Moncornet. They also list a 1664 edition published by Giffart with no holdings. Vinet, Bibliographie Methodique et Raisonne Beaux-arts 607. Lipperheide 2743 (Moncornet edition).

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        Architectura Curiosa Nova

      1664. B?-CKLER, Georg Andreas. Architectura Curiosa Nova. Part I. Fundamenta hydragogica, indolem[que] aquae, aëris interventu in altum levandae. Part II. Varios aquarum ac salientium fontium lusus per varia spectatu jucunda epistomiorum seu Siphonum genera. Part III. Magnum amoenissimorum fontium, machinarum[que] aquaeductoriarum sumtu magno exstructarum, ac per Italiam, Galliam, Brittaniam, Germaniam etc., visendarum, numerum. Part IV. Specus artificiales sumtuosissimas, cum pleris[que] Principium Europeorum Palatiis, hortis, aulis; nec non praecipuis monasteriis at[que] arcibus. Part V. Cum auctario figurarum elegantissimarum, ad hortorum topiaria vario ductu dividenda, nec non conclavium laquearibus ac pavimentis segmentandis, item[que]Labyrinthis construendis, adhibenandarum. Translated from the German into Latin by Johanne Christophoro Sturmio. Four parts in one volume. Part I: title, [viii], 30 pp., illustrated with 4 full-page numbered engravings. Part II: title, 13, [1] pp., illustrated with 71 full-page numbered engravings (of which nine plates contain four images per page). Part III: title, 22 pp., illustrated with 120 full-page numbered engravings, including one folding (of which four plates contain two images per page). Part IV: title, 26 pp., illustrated with 36 full-page numbered engravings. Folio, 326 x 219 mm, bound in later three-quarter German vellum, black marbled paper over boards, red leather title label on spine. Nuremberg: Paul Fürst, [1664]. |~||~||~||~||~| First Latin Edition, published simultaneously or soon after the first German edition. Dedicated to the Archbishop of Salzburg, dated 16 March 1664. This copy with the German engraved title, bearing the Latin cancel slips pasted over the German text. Few books have captured the sense of the Baroque more than this extensive survey of European fountains, which is the most comprehensive of its time. All the plates are unsigned except for the opening engraved title, signed Abraham Aubry and plate 100 in Part III by Balthasar Schwan. The remaining engravings are by anonymous printmakers. Georg Andreas Böckler (ca. 1617-1687), an Alsatian architect and engineer, was commissioned by the publisher to add descriptive text to the collection of engravings which he had assembled. Parts I-II are on the theory of hydraulics, fountain building, and the different types of fountains. Part III surveys grand pleasure fountains from Italian, French, and German designs. Part IV covers palaces, gardens, grottoes, topiary mazes, labyrinths and garden pavilions. Some of the plates are clearly after fountains designed by Bernini and Giambologna. Binding scuffed, some browning to the text, but the plates remain in clean, bright, strong impressions. A handsome copy. Millard, Northern European 7. Berlin Katalog 3579. Hunt I, 295. Cicognara 886.

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        "Chasteau de Versailles, vue de la grande place". Die reich staffagierte Hauptansicht.

      . Kupferstich von Israel Silvestre, dat. 1664, 34 x 50 cm.. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXXI, S. 35. - Silvestre war der für die Topographie Frankreichs und Italiens im 17. Jahrhundert wichtigste Künstler. Über 1000 Blatt umfaßt sein Werk. Er war Zeichenmeister des Dauphins und wohnte seit 1668 im Louvre. Die Blätter von Versailles von 1664 bei Th.-B. erwähnt. - Auf festem Bütten. Nur im breiten Rand etwas fleckig.

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        Corpus Juris Civilis

      1664. [ROMAN LAW]. Corpus Juris Civilis. Two volumes in one. [24], 1037, [3]; [2], 820, [2] pp. 8vo., 195 x 116 mm, bound in contemporary German pigskin, remains of two ties at fore-edge, edges stained red. Amsterdam: Johannes Blaeu, Louis and Daniel Elzevier, 1664. |~||~||~||~| Editio Nova, Prioribus Correctior. A fine edition of the most comprehensive digest of Roman legislation, the basis for all modern civil law. The work was first compiled by order of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, and the first three parts, The Institutes, Pandects and Codex, appeared between 529 and 535. A fourth part, the Novellae, was added subsequently, containing a collection of Imperial legislation up to the year 565. After a four century lull in classical scholarship, the eleventh century witnessed a revival of interest in Roman law in western Europe. Copies of the Corpus again began to be copied in great abundance as they had been when the work was first compiled in the sixth century, and the work certainly acted as a guide to the foundation of modern national legal systems throughout Europe. The title itself, "Corpus Juris Civilis," was a sixteenth century application. The full page engraved title page, in contemporary hand-colouring, shows a portrait of Justinian surrounded by allegorical figures, with Justice at the top. The present copy also contains copious manuscript notes in a contemporary hand. An excellent copy.

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

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

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        Letzte Posaun Uber Deutschlandt/ Die in Verdam[m]liche Sicherheit versunckene Welt vom Sünden-Schlaff auffzuwecken/ und dadurch entweder der nicht auffs neue herbey wältzenden Sündfluth zu entgehen/ oder ja die Seele vor ewigem Untergang zu retten / Von Einem heimlich seuffzenden Jeremia I. C. an die Sämptliche in dem Deutschen Jerusalem/ Regenspurg/ Versam[m]lete Chur- und Fürsten/ ja alle Reichs-Stände und Städte/ gesandt

      O. O., 1664.. 22 Bll. Rückenbroschur. 4°. VD17 14:007990V: "Gelegentlich wird der Titel Friedrich Breckling zugeschrieben, so in Jöcher (Gelehrtenlexikon) und Bircher (Barockkatalog); Dünnhaupt weist dies zurück und schreibt das Werk Johann Amos Comenius zu (vgl. Dünnhaupt, S. 786, F 2.1); vgl. ebenso: Müller, Joseph [Theodor]: Eine bis jetzt unbekannte deutsche Schrift des Comenius, in: Monatshefte der Comenius-Gesellschaft, Bd. 8 (1899), S. 295-300". - Eindringlicher Appell an den Kaiser nach Einberufung des Reichstages von 1663; es wird die Einigkeit zur Abwehr des herannahenden Türkenheeres beschworen, Comenius vergleicht die Situation mit dem Vormarsch Nebukadnezars auf Jerusalem. - Titelblatt etwas feuchtfleckig. Gebräunt.

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        Portrait.

      Late eighteenth- or early nineteenth-century. - This portrait is a naive interpretation of the classic image of Ramon Llull (c. 1232- c. 1315), Catalan mystic and mathematician. It is derived from the engraved portrait which first appeared in the seventeenth century Bibliotheca Chalcographia published by Jacques Boissard and Theodor de Bry in 1664. (190 × 141 mm), gouache on board, caption 'Raymundus Lullius Ph[ilosoph]us' in ink at foot. Slightly curved, slight flaking. Later pencil annotation in French to verso

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        Mausoleum potentissimorum ac gloriosissimorum regni apostolici regum & primorum militantis Ungariae ducum. Cum versione operis Germanica

      Nuremberg: Endter, 1664. Folio, title-page in black and red, additional engraved title, 59 full-page portrait engravings in the text; a little spotting but a very nice copy in contemporary vellum, spine lettered in ink. Hungarian nobility and royalty. First edition of this handsome work on the Hungarian monarchy with a wonderful series of fifty-nine full-length heraldic portraits of kings and nobles of Hungary, sometimes with detailed views in the background of battles, landscapes, or cities. The text contains laudatory poetry for past kings and leaders, in both German and Latin.Ferencz III, Count de Nádasdy, was a prominent nobleman and patriotic Hungarian statesman who opposed the despotic policy of the Emperor Leopold. Unjustly condemned for conspiring against Leopold, he was beheaded in 1671. In this book, which is dedicated to the Hungarian nobility, he had promoted the idea of an independent Hungarian monarchy. The unsigned engravings, here in notably fine and dark impressions, are of great quality.Further editions of the work appeared in 1667 and 1758, and a modern critical edition was published in Budapest in 1991.The book is rare on the market, with just one poor copy recorded at public sale since 1986.

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        DE HOMINE FIGURIS, et Latinitate donatus a Florentio Schuyl...

      Leiden, Ex Officina Hackiana, 1664.SECOND EDITION, Latin text, 1664, small 4to, 200 x 150 mm, 8 x 6 inches, engraved pictorial printer's device to title page, 12 engraved plates, some folding, 54 illustrations in the text of which 5 full page, 2 overlay flaps to unnumbered plate at page 9 and 1 overlay flap to plate LIV, pages: (36), 121, (1), as in all copies page numbers 111 - 112 are repeated, collated and guaranteed complete, bound in half leather over marbled sides, rebacked to match with narrow gilt bands and gilt lettering. Edges of covers darkened, corners worn, couple of small dents to leather next to spine, marbled paper slightly rubbed, hand coloured armorial book - plate of Thomas Hare with neat old ink provenance next to it, title page lightly browned, occasional small pale mark in the margins, 4 one word ink notes in the margins, 2 small closed edge tears to 1 folding plate, repaired on blank side, not affecting image. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. "Descartes considered the human body a material machine, directed by a rational soul located in the pineal body. This book was the first attempt to cover the whole field of "animal physiology". The work was really a physiological appendix to his Discourse on Method." Wellcome Medical Library Volume 2, page 453; Garrison and Morton 574; Waller 2376; Krivatsy, 3121. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Africa. "Totius Africae Nova Repræsentatio qua præter diversos in ea Status et Regiones, etiam Origo Nili ex veris RRPP Misßionariorum relationibus

      Africa: Nuremberg Homann, Johann Baptist c1720. Copper engraved map of the continent of Africa by Johann Bapt. Homann from his "Grosser Atlas" . Original colour, verso blank. Decorative title cartouche and vignette showing natives, animals and the source of the Nile, black and white as issued. The map claims to have new information about the source of the Nile, and gives a long description above the cartouche, of the new information. The map conforms to the twin-lake configuration for the source of the river and explains in the text that the new understanding has now been updated according to recent information presented by the famous geographer P. Henry Scherer. Dark impression. Johann Baptist Homann (1664 ?" 1724) from 1687 Homann 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 recommendation for potential customers. In 1716 Homann published his masterpiece "Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt" Numerous maps were drawn up in cooperation with the engraver Christoph Weigel the Elder, Homann died in Nuremberg. He was succeeded by the Homann heirs company, in business until 1848, known as "Homann Erben", "Homanniani Heredes", "Heritiers de Homann" abroad. Africa Africa as Continent

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        DE HOMINE FIGURIS, et Latinitate donatus a Florentio Schuyl

      Leiden, Ex Officina Hackiana, 1664.. SECOND EDITION, Latin text, 1664, small 4to, 200 x 150 mm, 8 x 6 inches, engraved pictorial printer's device to title page, 12 engraved plates, some folding, 54 illustrations in the text of which 5 full page, 2 overlay flaps to unnumbered plate at page 9 and 1 overlay flap to plate LIV, pages: (36), 121, (1), as in all copies page numbers 111-112 are repeated, collated and guaranteed complete, bound in half leather over marbled sides, rebacked to match with narrow gilt bands and gilt lettering. Edges of covers darkened, corners worn, couple of small dents to leather next to spine, marbled paper slightly rubbed, hand coloured armorial book-plate of Thomas Hare with neat old ink provenance next to it, title page lightly browned, occasional small pale mark in the margins, 4 one word ink notes in the margins, 2 small closed edge tears to 1 folding plate, repaired on blank side, not affecting image. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. "Descartes considered the human body a material machine, directed by a rational soul located in the pineal body. This book was the first attempt to cover the whole field of "animal physiology". The work was really a physiological appendix to his Discourse on Method." Wellcome Medical Library Volume 2, page 453; Garrison and Morton 574; Waller 2376; Krivatsy, 3121. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Epitome institutionu medicinae et libri de febribus. Gestoch. Porträtkupfer, gestoch. Titel.

      Wittemberg, Mevius & Schumacher 1664.. 8°. 18 Bll., 936 S., 1 Bl., 248 S. Pergamentband d. Zt. mit 5 durchgezog. Bünden.. Daniel Sennert (* 25. November 1572, Breslau - 21. Juli 1637, Wittenberg) Sennert beschrieb als erster Scharlach als eigenständige Krankheit . Von ihm bekannt ist u.a. die erste Beschreibung eines Kaiserschnitts, den der zeitgenössische Wundarzt Jeremias Trautmann 1610 in Wittemberg durchführte.

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        Der Neu-eröffneten Ottomannischen Pforten Fortsetzung, Oder: Continuirter historischer Bericht, betreffend der Türckischen Monarchie Staats-Maximen, Macht, Reichthum, Kriege, feindliche Einfälle, Grausamkeiten,... Und was dabey von Anno 1664. biß zu Ende dieses 1700. Jahrs, theils in selbigem grossen Reich selbsten, theils in denen angräntzenden Königreichen und Provintzen, als Hungarn, Siebenbürgen, Pohlen, Moscau, Wallachen, Bulgarien, Servien, Dalmatien, Morea, Candia,.... vorgegangen. ...aus dem Frantzösischen, Italianischen und Holländischen, in das Hoch-Teutsche übersetzt und zusammen getragen. Augsburg, J. Chr. Wagner für L. Kroniger u. G. Göbel Erben 1700. Fol. 7 Bll., 864 S., 20 Bll., mit gest. Frontispiz, gest. Porträttafel u. zahlr. Textkupfern, Ldr. d. Zt.

      . . VD17 39:124179C - Atabey 1072.- Erste deutsche Ausgabe.- Forsetzungsband der reich illustrierten Türkenchronik für die Zeit von 1664-1700 (der Hauptband ist 1694 erschienen).- Der englische Diplomat Sir Paul Rycaut (1629-1700) war 1661 Gesandtschaftssekretär in Konstantinopel, 1667-79 Konsul der "Levant Company" in Smyrna (Izmir).- Das Frontispiz zeigt Kaiser Leopold I. als Sieger über die Türken und Schutzherrn von Siebenbürgen, Dalmatien und anderen Balkanstaaten. Das Porträt mit dem Widmungsempfänger Herzog Georg Ludwig von Braunschweig u. Lüneburg. Die Textkupfer mit Fürstenporträts, Kriegsszenen u. Städteansichten (u.a. Kanischa, Budapest, Kaschau, Methoni, Stuhlweißenburg, Klausenburg, Sisek, Belgrad, Novigrad, Temeswar).- Titel mit gelöscht. Stempel, Titel u. Vortitel etw. knittrig, nur wenig braunfleckig u. kl. Randläsuren, Ebd. berieben, Rückengelenk unterlegt.

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        Der Deutsche Poet, Darin[n]en gantz deutlich und ausführlich gelehret wird, welcher gestalt ein zierliches Gedicht, auf allerley Begebenheit, auf Hochzeiten, Kindertauffen, Gebuhrts- und Namens-Tagen [...] So wohl hohen als niederen Standes-Personen, in gar kurtzer Zeit, kan wol erfunden und ausgeputzet werden. Mit sattsahmen [...] Gedichten beleuchtet, und [...] Fürgestellet, Durch ein Mitglied des hochlöbl. Schwanen-Ordens.

      Wittenberg, Friedrich Wilhelm Fincelius für Hiob Wilhelm Fincelius, 1664.. 8°. Mit gest. Frontispiz u. einihen Holzschn.-Vignetten. 15 Bll., 755 (1) S., 6 Bll. (das letzte weiß), Ppbd. d. Zt. m. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt.. Erstausgabe. - Enth. ab S. 745: "Poetischer Friedens-Gruß In welchem Die nötigste Zugehöre, so bey einem Deutschen Verse [...] erfodert werden, begriffen [...] sind, von Christian Hübnern". - Mit Widmungsgedichten von C. C. Dedekind, G. P. Harsdörffer, C. G. v. Hille, J. Rist u.a. - Der Dichter Balthasar Kindermann (1636-1706) wuchs als Sohn eines Schwertfegers in armen Verhältnissen auf, studierte, gefördert durch Elias Weise, nach dem Besuch des Zittauer Gymnasiums in Wittenberg Theologie, Poesie und Rhetorik und erwarb 1657 den Magistergrad. Zu seinen Professoren gehörte August Buchner; literarisch beeinflußte ihn Johann Rist, der ihn zum Dichter krönte und unter dem Namen "Kurandor" in den Elbschwanenorden (1660) aufnahm. Seit 1659 als Konrektor an der Salderischen Schule in Brandenburg tätig, wurde Kindermann 1664 Rektor, wechselte 1667 nach Magdeburg, wo er zunächst als Diakon an St. Ulrich, danach als erster Prediger und später als Scholarch wirkte. Sein literarisches Schaffen umfaßt neben Predigten, Gelegenheitsgedichten, Lehrdichtungen und Romanen poetische und rhetorische Schriften. - Einband etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Zu Beginn schwach wasserrandig. Unterschiedlich gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - VD17, 23:281644F; Dünnhaupt III, S. 2319, 24; Bulling 57; Faber du Faur I, 417b; Goedeke III, 23, 23 u. 91, 12; Jantz I, 1479; Kat. Wolfenbüttel C 437; Kawerau 237; Maltzahn II, 1312; Meusebach I, 1134; Wolfskehl 223.

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        TARIF GENERAL DES DROITS DES SORTIES ET ENTRÉES DU ROYAUME, & DES PROVINCES ESQUELLES LES BUREAUX NE SONT ESTABLIS, ORDONNÉS ESTRE LEVÉS SUR TOUTES LES MARCHANDISES & DENRÉES.AVEC L'EDIT DU ROY.

      Paris. . 1664 - [2],96 [i.e., 91],21pp. Quarto. Dbd. Minor soiling, Very good. An extensive list of tariffed items, divided into two sections, with "Sorties" (exports) and "Entrees" (imports). Imports listed include many different kinds of wood, including numerous colonial products, some American, such as ebony and cedar; sugar; cotton; indigo; and various kinds of skins, including beaver pelts. The second part of this work is a royal edict concerning the lowering of tariffs on goods and foods. Each work with an individual titlepage as well as the collective titlepage at the beginning. Not in Kress or Goldsmith.

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        Tarif General des Droits des Sorties et Entrées du Royaume, & des Provinces Esquelles les Bureaux ne sont establis, ordonnés estre levés sur toutes les marchandises & denrées.avec l'edit du roy.

      Paris 1664 - [2],96 [i.e., 91],21pp. Minor soiling, Very good. Disbound An extensive list of tariffed items, divided into two sections, with "Sorties" (exports) and "Entrees" (imports). Imports listed include many different kinds of wood, including numerous colonial products, some American, such as ebony and cedar; sugar; cotton; indigo; and various kinds of skins, including beaver pelts. The second part of this work is a royal edict concerning the lowering of tariffs on goods and foods. Each work with an individual titlepage as well as the collective titlepage at the beginning. Not in Kress or Goldsmith.

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        OSSERVAZIONI INTORNO ALLE VIPERE. Fatte da Francesco Redi gentiluomo aretino, Accademico della Crusca. E da lui scritte in una lettera all'Illustrissimo Signor Lorenzo Magalotti Gentiluomo della Camera del Ser.mo G.Duca di Toscana.

      All'Insegna della Stella 1664 Cm.23,6x17. Pg.91, (5). Legatura in piena pergamena semirigida, con minime tarlature ai margini. Tagli spruzzati. Frontespizio impresso in rosso e nero, con tavola calcografica che riporta il motto della Crusca "Il più bel fior ne coglie", ripetuta in xilografia al verso della carta L4. Le ultime due carte non numerate contengono l'imprimatur e l'errata. Fresco esemplare, a buoni margini. Francesco Redi (Arezzo, 1626 ? 1697), naturalista, medico e letterato, compì gli studi a Firenze e a Pisa, laureandosi in Filosofia e Medicina, per poi entrare al servizio dei Medici. Fu arciconsolo della Crusca dal 1678 al 1690, partecipando ai lavori della terza edizione del "Vocabolario" e fu tra i fondatori dell'"Accademia del Cimento". Nominato archiatra del Granduca Ferdinando II, lasciò vari importanti studi tanto letterarari quanto scientifici, e morì a Pisa nel 1697. "I suoi studi, fra i quali quelli intorno alla generazione spontanea e al veleno delle vipere, rivestono particolare importanza nella storia della scienza moderna, per la loro opera di demolizione di alcune teorie di stampo aristotelico a favore di un'attività sperimentale e per la loro applicazione in campo medico di una pratica terapeutica di impostazione ippocratica, costruita su regole di prevenzione e sull'uso di rimedi esclusivamente naturali e su precetti di vita equilibrata. Pubblicò un gran numero di ricerche naturalistiche, che destarono grande interesse in tutta Europa. Nelle "Osservazioni Intorno alle Vipere" dimostrò che il veleno di questi animali, contrariamente alla comune opinione dell'epoca, è dannoso solo se inoculato nella ferita e non se ingerito. Nel lavoro scientifico di Redi più ancora dei risultati ottenuti è essenziale il metodo usato, che gli assicura un posto di grande rilievo nella storia del metodo sperimentale" (da wikipedia).

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        OPEDIPUS CHIMICUS. Institutiones Chimicae Prodromae. Obscuriorum Terminorum & Principiorum Chimicorum, Mysteria Aperiens & resolvens. Opusculum, omnibus Medicinae, & Chimiae Studiosis, lectu perquàm utile & necessarium.

      Apud Hermannum à Sande 1664 Testo latino. Cm.13x7,7. Pg.(12), 192, (8). Legatura in piena pergamena rigida con unghie e laccetti di chiusura, sempre pergamenacei. Titotli manoscritti al dorso. La seconda carta del volume è collazionata su carta diversa dalle altre: al recto vi compare una vignetta allegorica raffigurante Edipo e la Sfinge, al verso l'incipit della Dedicatoria al Sig. "Francisco De Le Böe, dicto Sylvio". Una carta fuori testo raffigurante la "Divina Metamorphosis" (medaglia di Praga, 1648). Cartiglio decorativo inciso in fine al testo. Al foglio di guardia antica notazione di proprietà manoscritta, con timbro in ceralacca e piccolo cartiglio ritagliato e incollato. Figlio di un ministro luterano, il medico e matematico Johann Joachim Becher (Speyer, 1635 - 1682) fu in gioventù al servizio dell'Elettore di Mainz in qualità di docente di medicina presso il locale ateneo. Ebbe vita assai avventurosa, svolgendo importanti mansioni in Baviera, a Vienna, in Olanda e a Londra. Il presente costituisce il suo testo più conosciuto. Si tratta di un approfondito studio di chimica e di alchimia, in cui il Becher (nome latinizzato Becherius) tratta delle principali sostanze e operazioni chimiche. In particolare si spinge a confutare la fondatezza dei quattro elementi aristotelici (aria, acqua, terra e fuoco) e dei tre principi della qualità di Paracelso (zolfo, sale, mercurio) dando così impulso alle nuove teorie già esposte dall'Helmont e dal Boyle. Così il Neville dipinge l'Opera: "an important book that contains the germs of the ideas that were later (by G.E. Stahl) developed into the theory of phlogiston". Ancora si legge in "Cristina di Svezia. Scienza ed alchimia nella Roma barocca" (Dedalo Editore): "Nel 1664 Becher aveva pubblicato il suo "Oedipus Chimicus", nel quale non solo era ripresa tutta la problematica ermetico - paracelsiana relativamente alla chimica ed ai suoi concetti fondamentali, ma anche quella dei diversi tipi di linguaggio usati dai chimici, che dimostravano che lo studio della chimica era antichissimo. La Monade geroglifica di John Dee, le ricerche di mitologia alchemica di Michael Maier, e quelle di Kircher, i caratteri cinesi e i geroglifici egiziani erano gli strumenti per svelare i modi attraverso i quali, in passato, era stato trasmesso il sapere alchemico". Per meglio individuare la complessità del messaggio del Becher, si riporta integralmente l'Indice dei Titoli dell'Opera: "Prima Materia; Duo Principia substantiae: Sulphur & Sal; Tria Principia qualitatis: sal, sulphur & Mercurius; Quatuor Elementa: Ignis, aër, aqua, terra Chimicè sumpta; Quinque requisita generationis: Calor, sperma Menstruum, Matrix, pondus; Sex Operationes reales: Accretio, Decretio, Solutio, Coagulatio, Destructio, plusquamperfectio; Septem requisita Artificis: Termini, instrumenta, materiae, operationes, scripta Chimica, Methodus Chimiae studendi, Methodus Chimicè Philophandi". L'Opera è dedicata a Franz Le Böe, noto con lo pseudonimo di Sylvius (1614 - 1672), fondatore a Leida del primo laboratorio universitario di chimica. Esistono due edizioni del 1664 della presente Opera, ed a tutt'oggi non è chiarita la diatriba su quale di esse abbia visto la luce per prima: oltre alla presente di Francoforte l'altra fu stampata a Amsterdam da Elizeum Weyerstraten.

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        De Triumpherende Vorstinne der Hooft-Deugden op Aerden. Banende den Koninklijken wech na de Stadt Godts, en het eeuwige Leven. Vervattende De Practijcke en Oeffeninge van het Waerachtigh Saligmakende Gelove. Zijnde grondigh, krachtigh, leersaem, en troostelijck beschreven. En uyt de Engelsche Tale in 't Nederduyts vertoont, door Vincentius van Deurn.

      Amsterdam, Johannes van Someren 1664. (28) 470 p. Opnieuw gebonden Perkament, 4° (plaatselijk vochtvlekken, stuk uit de buitenste marge pagina 417/418, laatste 2 plagina's geplakt).

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        Memoires ou oeconomies royales d?estat, domestiques, politiques et militaires de Henry le Grand.1. und 2.Teil (in 1 Band, so vollständig). Mit einem wiederholten allegorischen Titelholzschnitt.

      Paris: chez Lovis Billaine 1664.. Titelei, 5 Blatt, 587 Seiten; Titelei, 3 Bl., 623 S. Leder der Zeit mit ornamentaler Rückenvergoldung, Folio, 37 x 23 cm.. (bestossen, berieben, Bezug mit Fehlstellen, Erster Titel und letztes Blatt eingerissen, Titel mit Ausrissen ohne Textverlust, innen nur wenig gebräunt resp. braunfleckig) Maximilian von Bethune, Herzog von Sully, Baron, dann Marquis von Rosny (geb. 13. Dezember 1560 in Rosny bei Mantes-la-Jolie (Yvelines); gest. 21. Dezember 1641 in Villebon (Eure-et-Loir), 20 km westlich von Chartres) war ein hochrangiger französischer Artillerieoffizier (Großmeister der Artillerie von Frankreich), Minister, Staatsmann, Marschall von Frankreich und Freund Heinrichs IV. Sein vollständiger Name und Titel lautete: Maximilien (Ier) de Bethune, Duc de Sully, Baron de Rosny, Pair de France, Prince Souverain d'Henrichemont et de Boisbelle, Marquis de Nogent-le-Rotrou, Comte de Muret et de Villebon, Vicomte de Meaux. Sully wurde in der reformierten Kirche erzogen und zugleich mit Heinrich von Navarra unterrichtet. Er nahm mit Auszeichnung an den Feldzügen des jungen Königs von Navarra teil und kämpfte bei Coutras (1587) und bei Ivry (1590) mit. Ein strenger Calvinist, stolz und schroff, trat er auch seinem königlichen Freund, besonders seiner Verschwendung und Ausschweifung, wiederholt mit Energie entgegen; doch vereinte beide bald wieder die gemeinsame Liebe zum Vaterland. Deswegen riet er auch 1593 Heinrich zur Annahme des Katholizismus, um den Bürgerkrieg zu beendigen. 1597 an die Spitze der Finanzen gestellt (Conseiller aux Finances), tilgte er eine Staatsschuld von 200 Millionen Livres, erwarb den größten Teil der verschleuderten Domänen zurück, hob eine Menge überflüssiger Ämter auf, ordnete und vereinfachte das Steuerwesen, baute Straßen, führte die Seidenkultur und andere Erwerbszweige ein und begünstigte den Ackerbau; diesen und die Weidewirtschaft (mfrz. pastourage, frz. patourage) erklärte er wiederholt als die Brüste, von denen Frankreich ernährt werde ("Labourage et pasturage sont les deux mamelles dont la France est alimentee".) Seit 1599 auch als erster Großmeister der Artillerie von Frankreich und Oberaufseher über alle Befestigungen des Landes, stellte er in kurzem die öffentliche Ruhe wieder her, namentlich durch Vernichtung vieler Räuberbanden. Auf Heinrichs Zug nach Savoyen (1600) eroberte Sully die für unüberwindlich gehaltenen Festungen Montmelian und Bourg. Nach dem Frieden übernahm er unter dem Titel eines erblichen Kapitäns der Häfen, Flüsse und Kanäle das Departement der öffentlichen Bauten, hob Zölle auf, erklärte den Getreidehandel für frei, legte Kanäle an und leistete in dieser Stellung viel für die Verbesserung der Kommunikationsmittel des Landes. Zugleich leitete er auch die auswärtigen Verhandlungen. 1604 wurde er zum Gouverneur von Poitou und 1606 für sein Schloss Sully an der Loire nebst den dazugehörigen Ländereien zum erblichen Herzog ernannt. Dabei erwarb er für sich selbst ein bedeutendes Vermögen. Nach der Ermordung Heinrichs IV. (14. Mai 1610) wurde er seiner Stellung am Hof entbunden und von diesem auf sein Schloss verwiesen; doch bediente sich auch Ludwig XIII. öfters seines Rats und ernannte ihn 1634 zum Marschall von Frankreich. Sein gleichnamiger Sohn übernahm das Amt des Großmeister der Artillerie von Frankreich, starb aber bereits 1634 mit 46 Jahren. Maximilien de Bethune, Herzog von Sully, starb am 21. Dezember 1641 im Alter von 81 Jahren. Maximilien de Rosny, eine durch den Herzog von Sully inspirierte literarische Figur, verkörpert den (beinahe?) idealen Politiker in Heinrich Manns Roman Die Vollendung des Königs Henri Quatre. (wikipedia). Wichtig für die Geschichte seiner Zeit, obwohl durchaus nicht zuverlässig, sind seine in Stil und Form ungenießbaren "Memoires ou Oeconomies royales d'Estat" (Amsterdam 1634, 2 Bände; 2 Supplementbände 1662). - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage.

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        Principia Philosophiae. Ultima Editio...WITH: Specimina Philosophiae: seu Dissertatio De Methodo...(&) Dioptrice, et Meteora. AND: Passiones Animae

      Amsterdam: Daniel Elsevir, 1664. Daniel Elsevir, 1664. Quarto. Pp. 20 p.l., 222; [2] blank, [16], 248; [24], 92, [4] index. Three separate title pages. Engraved frontis portrait, woodcut printer's devices, initials, ornaments, and numerous textual woodcuts. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt panelled spine between raised bands. Binding a little rubbed at extremities, but on the whole an exceptionally clean, crisp copy internally, in a remarkably well-preserved binding. An early combined edition of Descartes's Philosophical Works, containing 1. "Principia Philosophiae", first published in Latin at Amsterdam in 1644. This is perhaps the most comprehensive of all Descartes's works, treating of both his theory of mind and his philosophy of matter. After recapitulating the conclusions concerning the mind arrived at the "Meditations" in part one, he goes on in the remainder of the work to deal with the principles of physical science, the concept of matter as extension, the laws of motion, the phenomena of heat, light , gravity, etc., and, at a more general level, the nature and justification of scientific hypothesis. This work also contains Descertes's famous vortex theory, by which he tried to reconcile Copernican astronomy with Biblical teaching, as well as the first scientific theory of magnetism. 2. The "Discourse on Method", which prefaces the treatises on "Dioptrics" and "Meteors", was first published in French as "Discours de la Methode" in 1637, and later appeared in a Latin version, revised by Descartes, as "Specimina Philosophicae" in 1644. Here we have the statement of the famous Cartesian 'method of doubt', rendering 'clear and distinct' ideas, which alone guarantees the certainty of human knowledge. 3. "The Passions of the Soul", Descartes's last work, was published in French in 1649 as "Les Passions de l' Ame". It considers the relation between the soul and the body, the action of the will, the emotions, and other moral issues. . 4to. Very Good.

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        Plate 48; engraving of fountain

      Nuremberg 1664 - Georg Andream Böckler Architectura Curiosa Nova Nuremberg: 1664 Copperplate engravings Paper size: 14” x 9”; framed size: 19” x 15 3/4” Georg Andreas Böckler was a German architect, engineer and author. He was the architect of the city of Nuremberg and specialized in hydraulic architecture. Architectura Curiosa Nova, illustrated with 200 engravings, show the theory and application of of hydrodynamics for fountains, water-jets, spray-patterns, garden fountains and well heads; and elaborate and often fanciful designs for free-standing fountains.

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        L'HOMME ET UN TRAITTE’ DE LA FORMATION DU FOETUS DU MESME AUTHEUR Avec les remarques de Louys de La Forge... sur le traitté de l’Homme...

      Paris, chez Charles Angot, 1664. Cm. 22,7x16,5, p. pergam. antica, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, tagli rossi, 35 cc.nn. (frontesp., dedica a Colbert, prefazione), 448 pp.num., 4 cc.nn. (Indice, Errata), con 49 interessanti figure di ottica e di anatomia, silografate nel t. (molte a mezza pagina), basate sui disegni dell?'A. Nel celebre trattato l?'Homme, dedicato in gran parte al cervello e all?'organo della vista, il grande filosofo, matematico, medico e patologo (1596-1650), fornisce un notevole contributo al progresso delle scienze mediche e, in particolare, alla fisiologia. L?'opera, pubblicata postuma, è introdotta da una lunga prefazione del curatore Claude Clerselier, suo amico e ammiratore. A questo trattato segue La formation du foetus, qui in prima edizione. Il vol. termina con un approfondito commento su l?'Homme e sulle figure inventate dall?'A. (pp. 171-408) di Louys de La Forge, medico e discepolo di Cartesio. Prima edizione francese di questa famosa opera (l?'Homme era già apparso in latino nel 1662). Cfr. Cioranescu,II,23968 - Brunet,II,611 - Wellcome,II, p. 453 - Krivatsy,3117. Con uniformi arross., ma complessivam. un buon esemplare.

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        A Modest Enquiry Into the Mystery of Iniquity, the First Part, Containing a Careful and Impartial Delineation of the True Idea of Antichristianism in the Real and Genuine Members Thereof . Etc

      London: Printed by J. Flesher for W. Morden, 1664. (xii); 478; (xxii); (ii); (479)-567; (v) pages. Three parts each with separate title pages, the first printed in red and black. Some light age discolouration, one gathering slightly soiled and frayed at the outer margins. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked with five raised bands and contrasting crimson morocco label on the spine. The second part of the work is the Synopsis Prophetica; the third the Apology. Contemporary ownership inscription of " J. Webster " on the title, which could be that of the metallurgist and associate of More (we have been unable to verify this). Henry More ( 1614-1687), theologian and philosopher. DNB, " More belonged to that little band of Christian Platonists which were formed at Cambridge in the middle of the seventeenth century, and the distinctive traits of their school of thought are perhaps best bought out in his writings. The " occult sciences," of which such men as Van Helmont and Greatrakes were in More's time the apostles, had a singular fascination for him . More thoroughly sympathised with Glanvill in his intense belief in witchcraft and apparitions." Henry More is believed to have been the editor of Glanvill's, Saducismus Triumphatus ( 1681 ). Wing, M2666. First Ed. Very Good.. Folio. Book.

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        LE SAGRE (SACRE) MEMORIE DI RAVENNA ANTICA

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

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        Den toestant der swevende verschillen, tusschen de Oost, ende West-Indische Compagnien, van Engelant, ende van de Vereenighde Nederlanden.

      Asd., Naer de Copye, 1664. - Small 4to. 22 pp. Softcover. Later marbled wrp. VG. (Paper sl. browned). * Sabin 96103, Knuttel 8845, Landwehr VOC 116: "Account of the state of controversies between the East and West India Companies of the Republic and those of England. Resolution of the States General on Downing's letter of October by C. Burgh and the Heeren XVII and a memorandum in reply by Downing dated February 3, 1663". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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