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        The fourth part of a brief register, kalendar and survey of the several kinds, forms of parliamentary writs. Comprising all writs de expensis militum, civium, et burgensium parliamenti, extant in the Tower records: All petitions, acts, law-cases, matters concerning them: The names, qualities, expenses of the knights, citizens, burgesses, and short duration of each Parliament, Great Counsil, session mentioned in them, in the reigns of King Edward 1, 2, 3. Richard 2. Henry 4, 5, 6. and Edward 4. [etc.] By William Prynne Esq; a Bencher, and Reader of the honourable society of Lincolnes-Inne.

      London, Printed by T. Ratcliffe, for the Author, and sold by George Thomason at the Rose and Crown in St. Pauls Curch-yard, and Edward Thomas at the Adam and Eve in Little-Britain, 1664., London - Description: 4to (9¼ × 7 in): [30], 1220, [28] p. Recovered in full morocco, gilt tooling, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. · Register: 4º: A^4 a-c^4 B-7P^4 7Q^2 [dagger]-3[dagger]^4 4[dagger]^2 (A1, a blank, present). · Condition: Leather worn, boards detached. Wide-margined copy, paper bright. · Comments: Fourth and final part of the "Brief Register", separately issued from 1659 to 1664, the tangible product of Prynne's belief that the study of primary sources was indispensable to the understanding of constitutional history and right. · References: S&M 1:136(87); Wing P3961; ESTC R14784. · Title continued: "With a clear detection, refutation of the gross errors, and pretended antinquity, authority of that absurde imposture, intituled, Modus tenendi Parliamentum, and Sir Edward Cooks apology for it; With his and others mistakes in Parliament records, presidents vouched by them. Also a large usefull discourse, concerning the true, antient, legal extent, inception, duration of the priviedge of Parliament-members and their attendants, out of records; with other particulars concerning the proceedings, judicature in Parliaments. And an exact, useful alphabetical, chronological catalogue of all cities, burroughs, ports, sending citizens, burgesses, barons at any time under these kings to Parliaments or Great Counsils; and of the respective citizens, burgesses, barons names, now found extant in writs of expenses, or returns of writs of summons in the Tower. Collected, illustrated with useful annotations and observations, for the information, benefit of the present age and posterity." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nostre Livers]
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        Architectura militaris; ODER/ Anlaitung wie auff unterschidliche arten starcke Vestungen zubawen [Anleitung wie auf unterschiedliche Arten starke Festungen zu bauen], denen nach jtziger Kriegs-practic gewöhnlichen offensionen entgegen zustellen.

      München, Johann Jäcklin 1664;. EA; ca 31x21 cm; (10) 98, 62, 26 (2) Seiten mit gestochenem Titelblatt (von Melchior Küsell) und 27 gefaltete Kupfertafeln; Kartoneinband d. Zt. (Einband stärker bestoßen, fleckig und am Buchrücken mit Bezugsfehlstellen, Vorsätze etwas feuchtigkeitsfleckig, altes Exlibris auf Innendeckel, letzten 3 Textblätter mit Feuchtigkeitsrand im unteren Eck, 3 Tafeln leicht braunfleckig; wenn man von dem etwas gebrauchsspurigem Einband absieht, gutes und komplettes Exemplar); EA;.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        Istoria del Concilio di Trento scritta dal padre Sforza Pallavicino della Compagnia di Gesù, Ora Cardinale della Santa Romana Chiesa. Ove insieme rifiutati con autorevoli testimonianze un'Istoria falsa, divolgata nello stesso argomento sotto nome di Pietro Soave Polano. Nuovamente ritoccata dall'Autore.

      per Biagio Diversin, e Felice Cesaretti,, In Roma, 1664 - Tre volumi di cm. 22, pp. (22) 862 (58); (12) 806 (76); (8) 885 (70). Capolettera e finalini xilografici. Leg. strettamente coeva in piena pergamena molle, dorsi ricoperti di carta colorata con titoli manoscritti su etichete. Un antico riforzo all'angolo di una carta del secondo volume (per difetto di stampa), un tarletto alle ultime 10 carte d'indice del terzo volume ed l'ultima carta preliminare del primo volume (bianca) mancante, qualche brunitura sparsa. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Si tratta della seconda edizione di questa storia del Concilio di Trento scritta in risposta a quella sarpiana del 1619. Brunet, Gamba ed altri bibliografi la preferiscono all'originale, viene inoltre inserita nella'elenco dei testi di Lingua stilato dagli Accademici della Crusca. La dottrina contenuta non si discosta da quella nell'esposizione dei fatti ma giunge a conclusioni diametralmente opposte. L'autore v'inserisce numerose digressioni che determinano veri e propri trattati di controversia; questa caratteristica portò quest'opera ad essere al centro di frequenti critiche. Non comune e di fatto modello dell'edizione milanese del 1745. Non in Brunet e Graesse. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Histoire généalogique des Païs-Bas, ou Histoire de Cambray, et du Cambresis, contenant ce qui s'est passé sous les empereurs, & les rois de France & d'Espagne; enrichie des généalogies, éloges, & armes des comtes, ducs, evesques, & archevesques, & presque de quatre mille familles nobles, tant des XVII. Provinces que de France ( ). T I

      chez l'autheur, Leiden 1664 - Tome I: (16]-534-[2 bl.]-545 (= 345) pp. Edition originale de cet ouvrage historique et généalogique peu courant par J. Le Carpentier (c. 1600-c. 1670). Ex-libris " Marquis de Gages à Mons " . Ref. Saffroy 22287. STCN (4 dont 2 incomplets). Bn-Opale plus. COPAC. 1 volumes. Quelques frottements, coins un peu émoussés. Intérieur très frais. Bon ex. Reliure basane cailloutée de l'époque, dos ornés dorés à 4 nerfs.

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        OBSERVANCIAS Y COSTUMBRES DEL REINO DE ARAGÓN Y ACTOS DE CORTES

      1664 - Materia: Libro antiguo de derecho, Cortes de Aragon. Publicación: Zaragoza; Por los herederos de Pedro Lanaja y Lamarca, Impresores del Reyno de Aragón, y de la Universidad, Año M.DC.LXIV . JUNTO CON; En Zaragoza, Por los herederos de Pedro Lanaja, Impresores del Reyno de Aragón, y de la Universidad, Año M.DC.LXIIII . (1664). Descripción: Gran folio: (360 x 250 mm.). Portada - 1 h. - 50 folios - 14 hojas de índice = 53 folios - 1 hoja. Colofón: Por los herederos de Pedro Lanaja, Impresores del Reyno de Aragón, y de la Universidad, Año M.DC.LXIV. JUNTO CON : Portada grabada con bella entalladura , 7 h. - 97 folios - 1 blanca - 9 h. de índice. Bella encuadernación de época, plena piel, decoración renacentista, guardas renovadas. Cortes decorados con grabación y dorados. Cintas de seda para cierre, Nervios y decoraciones doradas en lomo, hierros y decoraciones doradas en plano y contraplano. Estado de conservación: Restauración profesional de la parte central del plano y contraplano. Buen estado, restos de hum. poco profundos y papel algo tostado en algunas paginas, en general texto limpio. Buen ejemplar. Notas: Obra fundamental del derecho en el reino de Aragón, Observantiae, Consuetudinesque Regni Aragonum, in Usu Communiter Habitaehabita», tiene como traducción al castellano Observancias y costumbres del Reino de Aragón comúnmente tenidos en uso. Las Observancias estaba compilada desde mediados del siglo XV. Los jueces seguían principalmente los fueros para la resolución de pleitos, pero tambien atendían a las costumbres y antecedentes judiciales recogidos en las llamadas Observancias. En 1428, las Cortes acuerdan reunir en un solo volumen los usos, observancias y actos de Cortes del reino que de manera selectiva se plasman en esta texto para ser referencia inalterable en los pleitos. Las Observancias, sin haber sido promulgadas, se consideraron auténticas leyes equiparándose en la práctica a los fueros. Los Actos De Cortes Del Reyno De Aragón es la reimpresión de la 1ª edición, fechada en 1608. Comprende los Fueros de la Corona de Aragón desde las celebradas en Zaragoza, por el rey Don Pedro en el año 1360. Al final, incluye un Repertorio e índice universal de las materias, y cosas notables que se contienen en este volumen de los actos de corte del Reyno de Aragón. Otros datos: Excelente obra rara de localizar en este estado, que incluye dos obras fundamentales del derecho del Reino de Aragón, encuadernadas en un mismo volumen. / Materia: Cortes de Aragón, Costumbres, Derecho, Aragón.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA MARGARITA DE DIOS]
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        Obras En Prosa, y En Verso De Salvador Jacinto Polo De Medina, Natural De La Ciudad De Murcia. Recogidas Por Un Aficionado Suyo.

      Diego Domer, Zaragoza 1664 - Palau cita: "El Aficionado Suyo es José Alfay, editor y mercader de libros en Zaragoza. Contiene: Academias del jardín, novelas en prosa y en verso. El Buen Humor de las Musas, poesías. Fábulas de Apolo y Dafne. Fábula de Pan y Síringa. Hospital de Incurables y Viaje de este Mundo, novela. A Lelio, Gobierno Moral, prosa y verso. Fábula de Tres Dioses. Universidad de Amor, 2 partes. (Estas corren por separado bajo el nombre de Piedrabuena, Antolínez de. = 4 h. y 346pp. (Portada correctamente restaurada - Igual que los siguientes 3 folios. Papel oscurecido. Ejemplar completo encuadernado de época en pergamino a la romana. Lomera pintada. =Salvador Jacinto Polo de Medina ( Murcia 1603-1676). Fue un autor que participó de la literatura humorística del XVII de Góngora y Quevedo, sin dejar de ahondar en la calidad de su verso y prosa. En 1713 la Real Academia Española lo incluye en un diccionario de autoridades, tras años en los que sus obras eran continuamente reeditadas. Su obra tendría una gran repercusión en el panorama literario español cuando autores como Gerardo Diego y José María Cossío, de la generación del 27, ahondaran en su obra satírica y en su faceta culterana y galante. Size: 4º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        R.P. Didaci de Celada Monteladensis, e Societate Iesu . IUDITH ILLUSTRIS Perpetuo Commentario Litterali et Moral.

      Phillippe Borde, Lyon 1664 - 22x34.5. 10h. 710pp. 49h. Pergamino de época a la romana, con nervios, dorados y tejuelo. Hermosa portada impresa a dos tintas, con emblema xilográfica. Palau 51049 (nota.) Diego de Celada nació en Mondéjar, Guadalajara en 1596; fue profesor de teología, y después rector del Colegio de Alcalá de Henares y del Colegio Imperial de Madrid. Además de Judith, publicó comentarios sobre Tobías, Esther, Ruth y Daniel. Muy buen ejemplar. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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        OBSERVACIONES DE ESTADO, Y DE HISTORIA SOBRE LA VIDA Y SERBICIOS DEL SEÑOR DE VILLAROE. Escritas en frances por [.] Traducidas, y illustradas por Don Fabricio Pons de Castel, Vicavallero de la Orden de Santiago, señor de la Baronia de Masricart, del Consejo de su Magestad en el de Cathaluña D. Alejo de Gilabert, y de Meia, señor de la baronia de Alentorn.

      Imp. Martin Jalabert. Barcelona, 1664 - . 19 cm. [8] 87 pág. con alguna ligera restauración. Enc. en pergamino, cierres. * A partir de la pág. 46 vienen una larga relación de aforismos bajo el epígrafe "Ilustración a las observaciones de estado, y de historia de Pedro Mateo, sobre la vida y serbicios del Señor de Villaroe. Paremiologia, apotegmes, refranys, proverbis Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        Jurisconsultus Verus et Personatus: Ad Illustrissimum Baronem.

      1664 - Humanistic Treatise On Jurisprudence Bound with Two Other Volumes [Prasch, Johann Ludwig (1637-1690)]. Jurisconsultus Verus et Personatus: Ad Illustrissimum Baronem Boineburgium. In Qua Dissertatione Quaedam, Maxime Circa Ipsa Jurisprudentiae Fundamenta, Vulgo Velignota, Vel Neglecta, Vel Errata, Proponuntur & Expenduntur. Nuremberg: Apud Joh. And. Endterum & Wolfg. Jun. Haered, 1654. 188, [4] pp. [Bound with] Thou, Jacques Auguste de [1553-1617]. Rerum Memorabilium Excerpta. Historia, In Privatum Primo Usum Collecta, Lemmatibusq Suis Interstincta. Nunc Vero in Historiae Studiosorum Gratiam Publici Juris Facta. Cum Indice. Ulm: Impensis Georgii Wildeisen, 1664. [xxiv], 417, [5] pp. [And] Lassenius, Johann [1636-1692]. Turcken-Krieg der Christen-Sieg: Oder Bedencken Uber den Itzt vor Augen Schwebenden Turckischen Krieg. Darinn von Nutzlichen Mitteln/Denselben Wol Anzufangen und Zu Enden/Wie Auch von Andern Hic zu Dienlichen Sachen Geredet Wird. Bestehend in XX Send-Schreiben. Nuremberg: Bey Michael und Johann Friderich Endter, 1663. [xxiv], 284 pp. Title page preceded by copperplate pictorial title page. 12mo. (5" x 3"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges, early hand-lettered title to spine. Some soiling, light wear to extremities, faint vertical crease, vellum beginning to crack through front pastedown, repair to small hole in title page of Jurisconsultus Verus, which is printed in red and black. Toning to text. Later annotation to front pastedown, interior otherwise clean. * Prasch: Only edition; Thou: Only edition (in this form); Lassenius, later edition. Prasch was a notable poet, bookseller and state official. Published under the cipher "I.L.P.," Jurisconsultus Verus et Personatus is a humanistic treatise on jurisprudence. The second title is an excerpt from the Historiarum Sui Temporis (1664), an important history of the sixteenth century by the eminent French statesman and scholar De Thou, who studied law under Cujas. The final title is by Lassenius, a Lutheran theologian. It is a religious tract predicting the victory of the Holy Roman Empire over the Ottoman Empire in the Turkish-Austrian War (1663-1664). No copies of these titles located in North America. Prasch: KVK locates 2 copies. Das Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachraum Erschienenen Drucke des 17

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        La Vie de Saint Jean Chrysostome

      - .patriarche de constantinople et docteur de l'église.dont les neuf premiers contiennent l'histoire de sa vie, et les trois derniers représentent son esprit et sa conduite. Petit In 4°, demi-cuir avec manque, pièce de titre quasiment absente.8 ff, 907 pages avec le bel frontispice de Champaigne, gravé par N. Pitau. La figure féminine de la page de titre, représentant les vertus théologiales, est gravée par K. Audran. Avec une vignette en bandeau au début de chaque livre. A Paris, chez Charles Savreux, 1664, Paris. Edition originale. Bel état intérieur. 1R [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Relation d`un voyage fait au Levant. Dans laquelle il est curieusement traité des Estats sujets au Grand Seigneur, des Moeurs, Religions, Forces, Gouvernemens, Politiques, Langues & costumes des Habitans de ce grand Empire.,

      Paris, C. Barbin, 1664 - 11 nn. Bll., 576 S. mit gest. Frontispiz. Goldsmith, French Books T, 303. Gay 133. Cox I, 214. Erste Ausgabe (erschien gleichzeitig auch bei T. Joly). Thévenot schiffte sich 1655 in Italien ein, gelangte nach Konstantinopel, er durchquerte Anatolien und kam bis Àgypten. Seine Reise markiert den Beginn der Erforschung der Levante. - Rücken und Deckelecken fachgerecht restauerit, Vorsätze mit Papier verstärkt, Titelbl. mit gelöschtem Stempel und kleiner unterlegter Fehlstelle im untren Rand, papierbedingt unterschiedl. gebräunt, die ersten Seitenränder wasserfleckig, Globus auf dem Frontispiz teilkol. Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Gr.-8°, Leder der Zeit mit RSchild und RVergoldung [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GUAYANA. 1664. / GUIANA sive Amazonum Regio

      Amsterdam 1664 - Raro mapa que recoge desde la isla Margarita, Granada, Trinidad y Tobago en la costa noroeste hasta la costa al este del delta del Amazonas. El mapa dispone en su centro el lago Parime en cuya orilla norte se localizaba la fabulosa ciudad de Manoa o El Dorado, la ciudad de oro de los Incas. Reverso: Texo en alemán. Buen estado. Amplios márgenes. Papel limpio y muy cuidado. Mapas. Guayana. Surinam. Isla Margarita. 370 x 480 mm huella./ 540 x 650 mm papel.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA MARGARITA DE DIOS]
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        EXERCICE SPIRITUEL, ou le chrestien peut apprendre la maniere d'employer le jour au service de Dieu. Dedié à Madame la Chanceliere. Reueu, corrigé, & augmenté de nouueau

      En la boutique de P. Rocolet. Chez Damien Foucault, Paris 1664 - in-8 (13 x 19,5cm), veau ancien, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre, filets et fers dorés, tranches dorées, (19)-603-(3)pp. (quelques frottements à la reliure, dos légèrement épidermé, rares rousseurs). Texte en français et en latin. Table des festes mobiles. Belle vignette de titre gravée. Titre-frontispice (reproduisant les armes de la Chancelière en haut de celui-ci) et sept figures hors-texte gravées sur cuivre (5 sont signées Da. Foucault). Bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe. Deuxième édition (la première date de 1659). Belle impression des ateliers de Damien FOUCAULT. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le eroine della solitudine sacra, overo vite d'alcune delle più illustri romite sacre. seconda impressione, con licenza. e privilegio

      Per li H. H. Baba, Venezia 1664 - [600 Figurato](cm. 17.5) Ottima piena pergamena originale, titolo calligrafico al dorso. -cc.8 nn., pp. 528, cc.11 nn., +1 carta bianca. bel frontis figurato e 15 tavole incise in rame di fine fattura che illustrano le 15 biografie leggendarie. Opera dedicata a Marietta Contarini, le sante sono: S. Elisabetta, Maddalena la peccatrice, Atanasia, Antiochena, Taidè, Maria nipote d'Abramo, Eufrosina, melania, Apollinaria, Pelagia Margherita, Teodora, Maria Egiziaca, $Ermelinda, Teottistelesbia, Dimpna, Geneviefa. Per notizie sull'autore di Padova (morto nel 1668) vedi: Vedova G. "Biogr. Scrittori Padovani" 1832-36 vol I, p. 368. L'opera apparve nel 1654, la nostra edizione è molto rarar manca ad Autori italiani del 600, Michel-Michel, BM. STC. Italian cent., Choix e Bruni-Evans XVII cent. in Cambridge. Un filo di tarlo che tocca anche il testo interessa alcune carte interne, 8 delle quali con vecchio restauro con lieve danno all'ultima tavola. Peraltro esemplare bello e nitido. Una sola copia in Olschky cat. 157, "Theology" n° 396. [F. 81] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRI ANTICHI E RARI FRANCESCO&CLAUDIA]
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        ARCHITECTURA CURIOSA NOVA bound with THEATRUM MACHINARUM NOVUM

      - 2 volumes in one- small folio 35x25 cms, full contemporary calf, slightly repaired. FIRST WORK - ARCHITECTURA CURIOSA NOVA, Nuremberg printed by Christoph Gerhard for Paul Furst, dedication dated 1664. Engraved titled trimmed and laid, title printed in red and black, vi, 30 pages and 4 plates, title to 2nd part, 13 pages and 44 plates, title to 3rd part, 22 pages and 116 plates (one folding, slightly torn without loss), title to 4th part, 26 pages and 36 plates. TOTAL OF 200 PLATES COMPLETE- some browning throughout but mainly to the first 2 parts leaving the spectacular plates of fountains and gardens reasonably sharp and clean. SECOND WORK - THEATRUM MACHINARUM NOVUM, Nuremberg for Paul Furst, engraved title dated 1662, title dated 1686 (thus second Latin edition?) viii, 55 pages and 154 PLATES COMPLETE. Some general browning but generally to the text, plate 48 and the margins of the last famous fire engine plate. OVERALL A REASONABLE COPY OF BOTH OF THESE FAMOUS WORKS.

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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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 Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 artis arcana ac miracula. I-II.

      Jobus Hertz for Johann Andreas Endter, Wuerzburg/Nuernberg 1664 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Printed blank form completed in ink and signed by Edmund Castell (Semitic scholar, 1606-1685).

      [London], 2. V. 1664. - 1 f. (c. 190:85 mm). With autogr. signature and papered seal. Payment receipt for the final installment for one of the earliest works in British printing history published by subscription: "Received this second day of May in the year of our Lord God 1664 of John Gill Esquire the summe of twenty shillings being the full intire payment of four pounds by him Subscribed or Promised towards the Printing of a Lexicon and Grammars of the Orientall Languages: Witnesse my hand and seal, the day and yeare above written [.]". The receipt is filled in and signed by the theologian and Semitic scholar Dr. Edmund Castell, and the work subscribed is Castell’s life-work, the ‘Lexicon Heptaglotton’. Upon this work, "which has long challenged the admiration, and defied the competition, of foreigners; and which [.] has raised an eternal monument of literary fame" (Dibdin I, 34), Castell had been at work since 1651; it was published in two folio volumes in 1669, five years after Gill completed his payment and twelve years after the publication of Brian Walton’s six-volume polyglot Bible edition, in the preparation of which Castell had been a valuable help and to which the ‘Lexicon’ was issued as a supplement. In his DNB article on Castell, the orientalist and historian Stanley Lane-Poole recounts the story of the Lexicon’s composition, told with "sad simplicity" in the dedication to Charles II: "The eighteenth year of composition, he writes, has been reached, and that long period has been filled with unremitting toil of seldom less than sixteen or eighteen hours a day, with constant vigils, with bodily suffering [.], with loss of fortune, and finally all but the loss of sight. [.] He had scarcely any assistance. [.] He mentions three scholars who rendered him more protracted service, but these deserted him at last, even his printer mutinied, and he was left alone in his old age to finish the gigantic work. One of his assistants suddenly died, and Castell had to pay for his burial, and took charge of his orphan child. He had not only spent his life and strength; he had reduced himself to poverty by expending over 12,000 £ upon the work; and even so, he was 1,800 £ in debt, and had become responsible for some debts of his brother, for which the unfortunate scholar was sent to prison in 1667. This condition of actual distress, aggravated by the loss of much of his library and effects in the great fire, [.] at length procured him a scanty measure of royal favour. [.] Castell brought out his ‘Lexicon’ in 1669. It marks an epoch in Semitic scholarship [.], but [.] met with a deplorably cold welcome in England. The ‘London Gazette’ contains an advertisement in which the unhappy scholar states that for three-quarters of a year he or his servants have attended in London at the place of sale, but that the subscribers send so slowly for their copies that he must fix the following Lady-day as the last date of attendance. At the time of his death about five hundred copies still remained unsold, and his niece and executrix, Mrs. Crisp, lodged the remnant of her uncle’s life-work in one of her tenant’s houses at Martin in Surrey, where for some years the rats played such havoc with the learned pages that when the stock came to be examined scarcely a single copy could be made up from the wreck of the sheets, and the fragments were sold for the sum of 7 £" (III, 1180f.). - Slightly wrinkled. Cf. Vater/Jülg 352. Zaunmüller 344f. Dibdin I, 31ff. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Novum Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Testamentum Syriacè: cum punctis vocalibus, & versione Latina Matthaei ita adornata, ut unico hoc Evangelista intellecto, reliqui totius operis libri sine interprete intelligi possint: In gratiam Studiosa Juventutis & Studii Linguar. Orient. ppropagandi causaplenè & emendate editum, Accurante Aegidio Gutbirio, SS. Th. D. & Prof P. Clavis Operis, Lexicon, Grammaticam Syr. & Notas complexa, seorsim prodit

      NP 1664-1667, Hamburgi: Cum privilegiis. Typis & impensis Autoris - 12mo. Contemporary leather with gold borders on front and back board. Gold-lined raised bands. All edges gauffered. 3 parts bound in 1 as published, each with separate dated title-page (* full title-page of part 2 & 3 below). Part 1 'Novum Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Testamentum Syriacè' paged from right to left. Engraved title-page. [32],604pp. 1664. Parts 2 & 3 paged left to right. Part 2: "Notae Criticae Novum Testamentum Syriacum." [8],55,[1]pp. 1667. Part 3: "Lexicon Syriacum."[8],164,[64]pp. 1667. Syriac version with critical notes of the New Testament by Aegidius Gutbier (1617-1667) who was a professor of Oriental languages in Hamburg in the mid-seventeenth century. He was considered one of the leading Orientalists of his time. This work is based on previously published editions of the Syriac New Testament, and on two unpublished manuscripts, one of which belonged to Constantine L'Empereur. Heavy age wear and abrasions on binding. Remnants of pasted label on head of spine. Boards slightly bowed. Some scratching and slight staining on gilt page edges. Scribbling in pencil and minor handwriting in black ink on inside of front and rear board. Stamp of Vilna seminary on title-page of 'Lexicon Syriacum'. Text in Syriac and Latin. Includes Latin translation of the St. Matthew's Gospel. Binding in fair, interior in overall very good condition. Scarce. *Part 2 title-page: "Notae Criticae Novum Testamentum Syriacum, Ovibus Praecipua variae punctationis Exempla, aliaeque variantes Lectiones, quae observationem merentur, inter se conferuntur; Ex optimis quibusque Exemplaribus olim collecte, nunc vero in gratiam Studiosae Juventutis editae ab Aedidio Gutbirio, Profess. Publ. Hamburgi, Typis & Sumptibus Autoris, Anno M.DC.LXVII." Part 3 title-page: "Lexicon Syriacum, Continens Omnes N. T. Syriaci Dictiones et Particulas, cum Spicilegio Vocum quarundam peregrinarum, & in quibusdam tantum Novi T. Codicibus occurrentium, & Appendice, Quae exhibet diversas Punctationes, a praecipius hujus Linguae Doctoribus, in Europa, circa Novum T. Syr. hactenus usurpatas, Adjecto Indice Latino accuratissimo, & Catalogo Mominum Propriorum, Brevissima & Discentium studiis accommodata Methodo in usum Novi Testam. Syr. olim ita concinnatum, ut simul Latinae vicem explere possit; Nunc vero in lucem demum editum Autore Aegidio Gutbirio, Gymnasii Hamburg. Prof. P. Hamburgi, Typis & Impensis Autoris, Anno M. DC. LXVII." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lyra prophetica Davidis regis, sive, Analysis critico-practica Psalmorum : In qua omnes & singulæ voces Hebrææ in Psalterio contentæ, tam propriæ quàm appellativæ, (nulla excepta) ad regulas artis revocantur, earumque significationes genuinæ explicantur: elegantiæ linguæ propriæ evolvuntur. Insuper harmonia hebræi textus cum paraphrasi Chaldæa, & versione Græca LXXII interpretum, in locis, sententiis discrepantibus, fideliter confertur. Cui ad calcem addita est brevis institutio linguæ Hebrææ & Chaldææ

      Londini : typis Jacobi Flesher, prostat vero venalis apud Edm. Beechinoe Cantabrigiae 1664 - Physical desc. : [8], 352, [2], 69, [1]; [8], 46. P ; 23 cm. Subject: Bible. O. T. Psalms. Hebrew language - Grammar - Early works to 1800. Aramaic language - Grammar - Early works to 1800. Language: Latin, Hebrew. ESTC R11213. Previous owner's annotations to ffep. Top margins with minor worming, text not affected. Very good in the original full aniline calf with gilt-blocked title label. Raised bands. Title page printed in red and black, within a double ruled border. Text printed within a ruled border in two columns. Woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials. Remains quite particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 352 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SATYRE MENIPPÉE. DE LA VERTU DU CATHOLICON D’ESPAGNE ET DE LA TENUE DES ESTATS DE PARIS. À laquelle est adjousté un Discours sur l’interprétation du mot de Higuiero d’Infierno & qui en est l’Autheur. Plus le Regret sur la mort de l’Asne Ligueur d’une Damoiselle qui mourut durant le siège de Paris. Avec des remarques & explications des endroits difficiles

      Ratisbonne Mathias Kerner 1664 - , petit in-12, basane brune mouchetée, dos lisse orné, tit. dorée sur pc. olive, plats encadrés de filets dorés, tr. marbrées, vignettes, lettrines, p. de titre à la sphère de Kepler (qui est mort à Ratisbonne), (plats frottés, accroc à la coiffe sup., coins lég. émoussés, mouillure brune, p. 3 à 22 manquantes, petit manque à la p. 23), 7-336 p.

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        Centuria decisionum ad Materiam Tractatus de Salario et operarium mercede

      Apud Turrinum,, Venetiis, 1664 - Cm. 34, pp. (76) 180. Grande marchio tipografico al frontespizio. Legatura coeva in mezza pergamena e cartonato con titoli manoscritti al dorso. Esemplare marginoso e genuino, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Un'antica firma di possesso al frontespizio: ex libris Jacobi Micheletti. Prima edizione, non comune di quest'opera che fa da naturale seguito all'altro lavoro del Zacchia citato nel titolo (De Salario, Roma, 1658). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OBSERVATIONUM MEDICO-CHIRURGICARUM RARIORUM SYLLOGE. SERENISS. FERDINANDO II, MAGNO ETRURIAE DUCI DICATA.

      MATT. DE CADORINIS, Patavii 1664 - MARCHETTI PIETRO. OBSERVATIONUM MEDICO-CHIRURGICARUM RARIORUM SYLLOGE. SERENISS. FERDINANDO II, MAGNO ETRURIAE DUCI DICATA. Patavii, Matt. de Cadornis 1664.[Figurato Medicina-Padova] (cm.17) ottima piena pergamena originale, titolo ms. al dorso. -- cc. 7 nn. (su8), pp. 188 + 2cc. bianche. Bella antiporta figurata, fregi e capilettera in xilografia + 1 tavv. f.t. ripiegata(manca il ritratto). Edizione originale di grande interesse, che tratta anche di oculistica, malattie veneree, fratture del cranio, fistole, ferite del torace, utero, dolori addominali, nervi, tendini ecc. Manca ad: OSLER, CHOIX, GARRISON-MORTON, DAWSON. Per notizie biogr. sull' autore (1589-1673) padovano, vedi: CINELLI-CALVOLI "BIBLIOTECA VOLANTE" III 274 e VEDOVA G. "SCRITTORI PADOVANI" 1832 I 580. Esemplare molto bello e fresco, stampato su carta grave.-- AUTORI IT. DEL '600 n° 1958; WALLERIANA 6242; BM. STC. XVII CENT. ITALIAN II 535; KRIVATSY, NAT. LIBR. OF MEDICINE BETHESDA. n° 7417; HIRSCH IV 128.[f22] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Suthsexia Vernacule Sussex Sussex

      Atlas Maior 1664 - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 52.5 x 38 cm. (20½ x 15 inches) Fine condition Exceptional example of this decorative map of Sussex. Large margins. Dutch text on verso. Has the coat of arms of King Charles I on the left and the old Plantagenet coat of arms on the right (first used by Richard the Lionheart), as well as 4 coats of arms of local noblemen in between. The map first appeared in Joan Blaeu's 1645 atlas of England. Like most maps in the atlas it was copied from one in John Speed's Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine (1611-1612). Blaeu's atlas was both published separately and added as an appendix to his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum and then to his Atlas Maior . In the present second state, it appeared in these atlases from 1646 to 1667.

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        Extima Scotiae Septentrionalis Ora, ubi Provinciae sunt Rossia, Sutherlandia, Cathnesia, Strath-Naverniae.

      Amsterdam: 1664 - Size: 530 × 630 mm. Copperplate engraving with beautiful hand colour. Dutch text on verso. Very good condition. A glorious map of northern Scotland depicting the land from Loch Ness and Inverness in the south, to Caithness further north, by the premier seventeenth century Dutch cartographer Joan Blaeu. This attractive map is based on the earlier surveys done by Timothy Pont, then revised later by William Gordon for inclusion within Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" or "Novus Atlas". The map offers exquisite detail and features a superb title cartouche.

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        Moraviae nova et Post omnes priores accuratissima delineatio

      Amsterdam 1664. Karte zeigt gesamt Mähren, mit 4 Ansichten von Polen, Polna, Olmuts, Brin und Znaim., Sehr selten, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 44 x 54,5. Zustand: Auf altem dünnen Papier montiert und teilweise restauriert

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        The Life of Dom John de Castro, The Fourth Vice-Roy of India.

      London, Herringman, 1664.. Folio (202 x 290 mm). (20), 272, (20) pp. With engr. portrait frontispiece. Half calf. Spine on five raised bands. Gilt title to spine.. First English edition of what is considered one of the classics of Portuguese literature (cf. Brunet). Includes an account of the battles at Ormuz between the Turks and the Arabs. Dom Joao de Castro (1500-48) was a naval officer and later Viceroy of Portuguese India. In 1538 he embarked on his first voyage to India, arriving at Goa and immediately proceeding to the defense of Diu. Castro was responsible for the overthrow of Mahmud, King of Gujarat whose interests threatened Portuguese control of the Goan coast. His voyages frequently took him to the coasts of Arabia, and his present biography contains many details about the Peninsula, especially about Aden and the sea route to Mecca. Castro died in Goa in 1548 and was initially buried there, but his remains were later exhumed and transferred to Portugal. With the bookplate of Emilio Monteiro on front pastedown. - Extremities rubbed and bumped, otherwise in excellent condition. Provenance: 19th century engr. bookplate of D. K[imand] ("Sine Phoebo Lux") on pastedown; 20th c. bookplates of Emilio Monteiro on flyleaf. - Graesse I, 118. Cf. Brunet I, 263; Atabey 462 (1651 Portuguese ed.).

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        Terra Sancta Promissionis olim Palestina.

      Paris: 1664 - Very scarce original color engraved map of the Holy Land based on Biblical sources, with an unusual western orientation. By the French editor and enlumineur to the Queen, Nicholas Berey. The map is divided into the areas of the twelve tribes. Showing the Dead Sea, Jerusalem (highlighted in red, but not given much prominence), the Sea of Galilee, and routes marked, including Aegyptum ducens, the route from Egypt. With outline color on the map, and full color on the central inset. With three insets at the bottom, the left one depicting the path of the Israelites out of Egypt (including the crossing of the Red Sea), the central one a plan of the camp of the Israelites with Moses and Aaron, and the right hand, the setting of the Holy Land in the eastern Mediterranean (showing Cyprus). Image size: 21 3/4 x 15 7/8". Paper size: 23 x 17". With a small ink smudge at upper right margin, outside the border, otherwise very good.

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        An Exact Narrative of the Tryal and Condemnation of John Twyn, for Printing and Dispersing a Treasonable Book. With the Tryals of Thomas Brewster, Bookseller. Simon Dover, Printer. Nathan Brooks, Bookbinder. For Printing, Publishing, and Uttering of Seditious, Scandalous, and Malitious Pamphlets. At Justice-Hall in the Old-Bayly London, the 20th. and 22th. of February 1663/4. Published by authority

      London: Printed by Thomas Mabb for Henry Brome at the Gun in Ivy-lane, 1664. First edition, small 4to, [8], 78, [2]pp., with final blank (slightly excised along lower margin), light tonal browning, modern quarter calf. "Twyn was brought to trial under the prosecution of Roger L'Estrange, government surveyor of the press, on a charge of high treason. Twyn had published a book, 'A Treatise of the Execution of Justice', in which he had asserted the right of the people to revolt under an oppressive government. He was convicted, hanged, drawn, and quartered. Brewster, the bookseller, Dover, the printer, and Brooks, the binder were found guilty of sedition, and were fined and pilloried. Siebert states that Twyn and Anderton "were the only printers to be executed for high treason in England during the later Stuart period." An introduction to the publication to prevent secret and incorrect reporting of the trial; "to manifest the insufferable liberties of the press, and bring it into better order"; and to warn others of the hazard of printing treasonous works."—McCoy. "Very curious - full of technical information as to the Printing-house of the troublous times following upon the Commonwealth."—Bigmore & Twyman. Wing E3668; Bigmore & Wyman, III, p.27; McCoy T220.

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        Commentary on Ptolemy's Almagest.

      Ottoman provinces, 18th century.. Folio (220 x 317 mm). Arabic manuscript on polished oriental paper. 33 leaves, complete, with numerous diagrams throughout. 37 lines to page written in a naskhi script in black ink. Some words underlined in red, some marginal notes. Contemporary gilt and stamped red morocco (some professional restorations).. A manuscript commentary on the Almagest, the classical 2nd-century mathematical and astronomical treatise on the apparent motions of the stars and planetary paths, probably prepared by Mirza Qazi bin Kashif al-Din al-Yazdi (d. 1664/5 CE), Sheikh al-Islam and son of a physician to Shah 'Abbas I. Ptolemy's comprehensive treatise of mathematical astronomy became an authoritative work for many centuries, superseding most older texts of Greek astronomy. Some were more specialized and thus of less interest; others simply became outdated by the newer models. As a result, the older texts ceased to be copied and were gradually lost. Much of what we know about the work of astronomers like Hipparchus comes from references in the Almagest. The first translations into Arabic were made in the 9th century, with two separate efforts, one sponsored by the caliph Al-Ma'mun. Sahl ibn Bishr is thought to be the first Arabic translator. By this time, the Almagest was lost in Western Europe, or only dimly remembered. - The manuscript is illustrated with numerous diagrams: pictures on the leaves 21, 22, 23, 24 describes theories in regard to the lunar epicycle, on leaves 34 and 36 about the eccentricity of the planets, and many others. In very good condition, some pages showing slight losses in the blank margins.

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        New vollkommen Kräuter-Buch, Darinnen über 3000 Kraüter mit schönen und kunstlichen Figuren...

      4th edit. Basel: Jacob Werenfels 1664. With engr. title and more than 2.400 woodcuts. Fol. (12) + 1529 + (128, index) + (2) pp. Contp. blind-tooled leather, 2 clasps, 4 embossed brass cornerpieces on boards. With the bookplate of the Library of Herlufsholm in Denmark.. Inscribed by Lorentz Tuxen who presented the book to Simon Paulli (famous Danish botanist), who again gave it to his wife. The inscriptions read: " Ao. 1664. den 7. December habe ich meinem hochgeEhrten Herrn vndt freundt Doctori Simoni Pauli, Ihr: Ko: Ma: Zu Denemark-Norwegen etc. wolbestalten vndt hochbetraueten Leib Medicus etc. Zur gedechtnuss vndt dauerndt Erinnerung, wegen vnvergessenner [?] Wolthatt verEhret, Copenhagen Vt Supra. Lorentz Tuxen." - "Diesen Tabernaemontanum, habe ich auss meiner Bibliotheken, meiner Eheliebsten, der viel Ehr und Tugendreichen frawen, Annae Batschärinnen, zu meinem stäts wührenden Gedächtnusse, auss ehelicher Liebe verehret; Ihr darnebenst Langes Leben, beständige Gesundtheit, und erwünschetes Wolergehen; von Gott auss der höhe, von welchem alle guthe und vollenkommene Gaben, herkommen, auss grund meines hertzens anwünschend, so geschehen Ao. 1673. auff Neuem Jhars abend in Copenhagen. Simon Paullj D. meines alters im 70. Jhare." Lorentz Tuxen (1618-82), was a colourful political figure, he ran the estates of Queen Sophie Amalie, during the Swedish wars he tried to conquer Kronborg and kidnap the Swedish King, but was caught and fled to Copenhagen. Later he became inspector at Gisselfeld Estate and bought a house in Copenhagen, from where he conducted his business. Tabernaemontanus (1520/30-1590) was the last of the botanists of the 16th century, who attempted to produce an extensive book on herbs for the purposes of identification of the plants and their medical properties. His work is of major importance because of its systematic approach; there is a beginning of classifying the individual plants in families, so that Tabernaemontanus can be seen as an important precursor to Linné and as one of the fathers of the new botany. Nissen BBI 1931

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        Terra Sancta Promissionis olim Palestina

      Paris:. 1664.. Very scarce original color engraved map of the Holy Land based on Biblical sources, with an unusual western orientation. By the French editor and enlumineur to the Queen, Nicholas Berey. The map is divided into the areas of the twelve tribes. Showing the Dead Sea, Jerusalem (highlighted in red, but not given much prominence), the Sea of Galilee, and routes marked, including Aegyptum ducens, the route from Egypt. With outline color on the map, and full color on the central inset. With three insets at the bottom, the left one depicting the path of the Israelites out of Egypt (including the crossing of the Red Sea), the central one a plan of the camp of the Israelites with Moses and Aaron, and the right hand, the setting of the Holy Land in the eastern Mediterranean (showing Cyprus). Image size: 21 3/4 x 15 7/8". Paper size: 23 x 17". With a small ink smudge at upper right margin, outside the border, otherwise very good.

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        Geometria, à Renato Des Cartes Anno 1637 Gallicè edita; nunc autem cum notis Florimondi De Beaune, in curia Bloesensi consilliari regii, in linguam Latinam versa, & commentariis illustrata, operâ atque studio Francisci à Schooten...Leyden: Jean Maire, 1649.

      First edition in Latin and first separate edition of Descartes's <i>magnum opus</i> (DSB), one of the key texts in the history of mathematics. It was originally published in French as the third part of the <i>Discours de la Méthode</i>; the French text was not issued separately until 1664. Descartes' "application of modern algebraic arithmetic to ancient geometry created the analytical geometry which was the basis of the post-Euclidean development of that science" (PMM). It "rendered possible the later achievements of seventeenth-century mathematical physics" (M. B. Hall, <i>Nature and nature's laws</i> (1970), p. 91). It was through this Latin translation that Newton and the other contemporary mathematicians acquired an understanding of Descartes's work. <br/><br/> Descartes' interest in geometry was stimulated when, in 1631, Jacob Golius (1596-1667), a professor of mathematics and oriental languages at Leyden, sent Descartes a geometrical problem, that of 'Pappus on three or four lines'. It had originally been posed and solved shortly before the time of Euclid in a work called <i>Five books concerning solid loci</i> by Aristaeus, and was then studied by Apollonius and later by Pappus. But the solution was lost in the 17th century, and the problem became an important test case for Descartes. Claude Hardy, a contemporary at the time of its solution, later reported to Leibniz the difficulties that Descartes had met in solving it (it took him six weeks), which 'disabused him of the small opinion he had held of the analysis of the ancients'. The Pappus problem is a thread running through the entire work. <br/><br/> Book One is entitled 'Problems the construction of which requires only straight lines and circles,' and it is in this opening book that Descartes details his geometrical analysis, that is, how geometrical problems are to be formulated algebraically. It begins with the geometrical interpretation of algebraic operations, which Descartes had already explored in the early period of his mathematical research. However, what we are presented in 1637 is a "gigantic innovation" both over Descartes' previous work and the work of his contemporaries (Guicciardini, p. 38). On the one hand, Descartes offers a geometrical interpretation of root extraction and thus treats five arithmetical operations. Crucially, he also uses a new exponential notation (e.g. <i>x<sup>3</sup></i>), which replaces the traditional cossic notation of early modern algebra, and allows Descartes to tighten the connection between algebra and geometry. <br/><br/> Descartes proceeds to describe how one is to give an algebraic interpretation of a geometrical problem: <br/><br/> 'If, then, we wish to solve any problem, we first suppose the solution already effected, and give names to all the lines that seem needful for its construction, to those that are unknown as well as to those that are known. Then, making no distinction between unknown and unknown lines, we must unravel the difficulty in any way that shows most naturally the relations between these lines, until we find it possible to express a single quantity in two ways. This will constitute an equation, since the terms of one of these two expressions are together equal to the terms of the other.' <br/><br/> Descartes applies his geometrical analysis to solve the four-line case of the Pappus problem, and shows how the analysis can be generalized to apply to the general, <i>n</i>-line version of the problem, which had not been solved by the ancients. <br/><br/> Book Two, entitled 'On the Nature of Curved Lines,' commences with Descartes' famous distinction between 'geometric' and 'mechanical' curves. For Pappus, 'plane' curves were those constructible by ruler and compass, 'solid' curves were the conic sections, and 'linear' curves were the rest, such as the conchoids, the spiral, the quadratrix and the cissoid. The linear curves were also called 'mechanical' by the ancient Greeks because instruments were needed to construct them. Following Descartes, the supremacy of algebraic criteria became established: curves were defined by equations with integer degrees. Algebra thus brought to geometry the most natural hierarchies and principles of classification. This was extended by Newton to fractional and irrational exponents, and by Leibniz to 'variable' exponents (<i>gradus indefinitus</i>, or transcendental in modern terminology). <br/><br/> Book Three, entitled 'The construction of solid, and higher than solid problems,' is devoted to the theory of equations and the geometrical construction of their roots. "The abundance and variety of results in this section is remarkable. A number of the interesting results presented are not altogether new, some being due to Girolamo Cardano, Thomas Harriot and Albert Girard. The exposition is, however, clear and systematic, and expressed for the first time in history in modern notation... These results were taken up and extended by Newton in <i>Arithmetica universalis</i> (1707), in lectures between 1673 and 1683... Descartes is also interested in the number of real roots, and asserts without justification that the <i>maximum</i> number of positive or negative roots of an equation is that of the alternances or permanences of the signs '+' and '-' between consecutive coefficients. This is the celebrated 'rule of signs', which earned unfounded criticism for Descartes. Newton took up and extended the matter in the <i>De limitibus aequationum</i>, which concludes the <i>Arithmetica universalis</i>. The result was proved in the 18th century" (<i>Landmark Writings</i>, pp. 13-14). Book Three concludes with a discussion of the geometrical construction of roots of equations by means of intersecting curves, particularly cubic and quartic equations which Descartes treats using a circle and a parabola. <br/><br/> The editor and translator of this edition, Frans van Schooten (1615-60), first saw the <i>Géométrie</i> at Leiden, as Descartes had come there to supervise the printing of the Discours. "After the death of his father in 1645, Schooten took over his academic duties. He also worked on a Latin translation of Descartes' <i>Géométrie</i>. Although Descartes was not completely satisfied with Schooten's version (1649), it found a broad and receptive audience by virtue of its more carefully executed figures and its full commentary. It was from Schooten's edition of the <i>Géométrie</i> that contemporary mathematicians lacking proficiency in French first learned Cartesian mathematics. In this mathematics they encountered a systematic presentation of the material, not the customary, more classificatory approach that essentially listed single propositions, for the most part in unconnected parallel. Further, in the Cartesian scheme the central position was occupied by algebra, which Descartes considered to be the only 'precise form of mathematics'." (DSB, under Schooten). Schooten included in the present edition the 'Notae breves' of Florimonde De Beaune (1601-52), a French jurist and amateur mathematician, which contains what became known as 'De Beaune's problem', the important problem of determining a curve from the properties of its tangent. De Beaune's notes evidently pleased Descartes, who wrote to him on 20 February 1639: "J'ai admiré que vous ayez pu reconnaître des choses que je n'y ai mises qu'obscurément comme en ce qui regarde la généralité de la méthode." <br/><br/> F. Cajori, <i>A History of Mathematics</i>, p. 174 ("Of epoch-making importance"); DSB IV, pp. 55-58; I. Grattan-Guinness (ed.), <i>Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics</i> 1640-1940 (2005), Ch. 1; Guibert 27; N. Guicciardini, <i>Isaac Newton on Mathematical Certainty and Method</i> (2009); PMM 129 (for the 1637 edition); Roller & Goodman I p. 314.. 4to (192 x 144 mm), pp [xii], 336 [2, errata], title printed in red and black and with woodcut printer's device, ornamental tailpiece at end, numerous diagrams in text (one or two leaves spotted, occasional contemporary annotation). Contemporary limp vellum (old repair to spine)

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        Spiegel der Artzney gemacht durch den hochgelerten Laurentium Phriesen, der Philosophey und Artzney Doctore gezoge usz den fürnemsten Büchern der alte diser Kunst.(Colophon: Strasbourg, printed by Balthasar Beck, 1529). Folio. Woodcut title with portraits of Galienus and Aesculapius and full-page woodcut. Contemporary elaborately blind-tooled calf.

      Choulant-Frank, p. 133; Durling 1664; Ritter 894; VD 16, F-2873; cf. Robert & Tomlinson, The Fabric of the Body, p. 45. Attractive copy of the rare first revised edition, edited and corrected by Otto Brunfels and printed by Balthasar Beck at Strasbourg, of Fries's Spiegel der Artzny, the earliest German work on internal medicine. It focuses on internal medicine, and is notable for containing an early description of a gastric ulcer, as well as an impressive illustration of the thorax and abdomen. Fries's book, though, was in essence a book on public hygiene providing guidelines and directions for health food and a healthy way of life and therefore very popular. Fries discusses a wide variety of subjects, ranging from pregnancy and childbirth to hair care, with chapters on beer, wine, milk, cheese, herbs, fish, spices, etc. Thorndike characterizes the book as "medieval in character with mysterious manipulations of mixtures suggesting sorcery". Binding skilfully repaired and re-backed. Very good copy.

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        Meschichenu theanthropou, ex Mose, prophetis, hagiographis, targum Uzielidae, Onkelos, Hierosolymitano ... Judaeis, Mahumedanis, Arrianis, Photinianis, hostibus Jesu Christi aspondois ac diabolikotatois, omnibusque Satanae Synagogis opposita.

      Rostock, Joannis Kilii, (d.i. Keil), 1664.. 1 Bl., 13 S. Kl. 8°, Rückenbroschur.. Einzige, sehr seltene Ausgabe. - VD 17 7707118A. - Nicht bei Steinschneider, Fürst und Roest. - Zusammenstellung in hebräischer Sprache von Schriftstellen (Paraschot) und Aussagen uber den gesalbten Gottmenschen in Texten der Juden, Mohammedaner, Arianer, von Feinden Christi und allen, die aus der "Synagoge Satans" hervorgegangen sind, veröffentlicht von der Universitat Rostock, der Stadt Stralsund gewidmet. - Der Autor Cornelius Pittelius (Pittel; 1630-1685) war gekrönter Poet und Konrektor des Athenaums von Gustrow (vgl. Jöcher-A. VI, 316). - Titel in Rot und Schwarz gedruckt. - Über den KVK nur drei Ex. nachweisbar. - Durchgehend etwas gebräunt, leicht fleckig und mit leichteren Randläsuren, marmorierter Rückenstreifen. Latein-hebräischer Paralleltext.

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        New vollkommen Kräuter-Buch, Darinnen über 3000 Kraüter mit schönen und kunstlichen Figuren...

      . 4th edit. Basel: Jacob Werenfels 1664. With engr. title and more than 2.400 woodcuts. Fol. (12) + 1529 + (128, index) + (2) pp. Contp. blind-tooled leather, 2 clasps, 4 embossed brass cornerpieces on boards. With the bookplate of the Library of Herlufsholm in Denmark. * Inscribed by Lorentz Tuxen who presented the book to Simon Paulli (famous Danish botanist), who again gave it to his wife. The inscriptions read: " Ao. 1664. den 7. December habe ich meinem hochgeEhrten Herrn vndt freundt Doctori Simoni Pauli, Ihr: Ko: Ma: Zu Denemark-Norwegen etc. wolbestalten vndt hochbetraueten Leib Medicus etc. Zur gedechtnuss vndt dauerndt Erinnerung, wegen vnvergessenner [?] Wolthatt verEhret, Copenhagen Vt Supra. Lorentz Tuxen." - "Diesen Tabernaemontanum, habe ich auss meiner Bibliotheken, meiner Eheliebsten, der viel Ehr und Tugendreichen frawen, Annae Batschärinnen, zu meinem stäts wührenden Gedächtnusse, auss ehelicher Liebe verehret; Ihr darnebenst Langes Leben, beständige Gesundtheit, und erwünschetes Wolergehen; von Gott auss der höhe, von welchem alle guthe und vollenkommene Gaben, herkommen, auss grund meines hertzens anwünschend, so geschehen Ao. 1673. auff Neuem Jhars abend in Copenhagen. Simon Paullj D. meines alters im 70. Jhare." <br>Lorentz Tuxen (1618-82), was a colourful political figure, he ran the estates of Queen Sophie Amalie, during the Swedish wars he tried to conquer Kronborg and kidnap the Swedish King, but was caught and fled to Copenhagen. Later he became inspector at Gisselfeld Estate and bought a house in Copenhagen, from where he conducted his business. <br>Tabernaemontanus (1520/30-1590) was the last of the botanists of the 16th century, who attempted to produce an extensive book on herbs for the purposes of identification of the plants and their medical properties. His work is of major importance because of its systematic approach; there is a beginning of classifying the individual plants in families, so that Tabernaemontanus can be seen as an important precursor to Linne and as one of the fathers of the new botany. Nissen BBI 1931..

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        Traicté mathematique contenant les principales definitions, problemes et theoremes d'Euclide. l'Arithmetique decimale. . . . La fortification Hollandoise. Francoise. Italienne. Et Espagnolle.Paris, [Jean Jombert], 1680. With engraved title-page, engraved table, and 34 numbered engraved plates (11 double-page). With: (2) LUDERS, Theodoric. Traité d'arithmetique contenant les reigles necessaires aux marchands, banquiers, changeurs, &. financiers: . . . Paris, [Jean Jombert], 1680. 2 works in 1 volume. Large folio (50×34.5 cm). Contemporary mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spine (rebacked with original backstrip laid down).

      Goldsmith BMC STC French L2095 & L2096; Graesse IV, p. 290; not in Honeywell; Kress; Norman Library; Osler. Second edition of a beautiful wholly engraved book on practical mathematics, fortification, mensuration, weights and monetary values of the Netherlands, France, Italy and Spain. The first work, with hundreds of engraved geometric figures and diagrams; fortification plans, elevations, cross-sections and perspective views, and tables, covers geometry, arithmetic, trigonometry, mensuration and fortification. The second work expands the first's brief account of arithmetic and adds sections on weights, measures and monetary units for France, Italy, the Low Countries, England, Germany and Spain.The plates appear to have been originally produced and sold separately, as most plates have their own address, and one is dated 1664. Luders appears to have first published the Arithmetique in 1663 and the Mathematique in 1664. Another undated edition appeared ca. 1684.Small restored tear in the second title-page, slightly browned along the edges and some occasional minor spots. Binding restored and rebacked with original backstrip laid down. A good copy of a beautiful engraved book on mathematics and fortification.

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        Voyage de la France equinoxiale en l&#146;isle de Cayenne

      1664 - Including a dictionary of the Galibi language. 1664. Paris. Francois Clousier. In 4to (230 mm x 170 mm). 1 [blank] + 12 ff. + 432 + 1 [blank]. Excellent copy in contemporary calf, raised bands to spine, lettered and tooled in gilt, gently worn. Scattered foxing and light browning, else fine. First edition. In 1652 Father Biet sailed towards Cayenne to visit the French settlement under the command of Royville (and most immediately the Abbe de L&#146; Isle-Marivault, although he never reached his destination, leaving Biet as head of the Spiritual mission), the expedition consisted of 600 men. During his time abroad Biet made trips to Barbados, Martinique and Guadalupe. The work is divided into three parts: the first deals with the journey to Cayenne and the French settling of the colony; the second with the 15 months of the duration of the expedition, the richest in details on the experiences of the settlers; and the third with the natural history, fertility of the land, and ethnological aspects of the natives, their costumes, language and manners. On pp. 339 &#150; 432 there is a dictionary of the Galibi language. The work is rather hard to find, and much sought after as a fundamental source of information, virtually unparalleled by contemporaneous reports. Leclerc, 165. Sabin, 5269. Chadenat, 18. JCB, 664/15. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire genealogique des Pais-Bas. Ou histoire de Cambray et du Cambresis. 4 Teile in 3 Bänden.

      Leiden, "chez l'auteur", 1664.. 8 Bl., 534; 648 S.; 1 Bl., S. 649-1096, 99 S., 12 Bl. Mit gestochener Faltkarte. 4° (23,5 x 19 cm). Leder der Zeit mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung.. Erste Ausgabe. - Umfangreiche Geschichte der Region um Cambrai mit reichem genealogischen Material. - Wie meist fehlt die Karte "Nova Camaracesii descriptio" zum ersten Band und wohl eine Wappentafel, dafür am Ende des zweiten Bandes eine zusätzliche große Faltkarte "Carte particuliere des environs de Cambray, Bappaumes, St. Quentin, Perone" (Brüssel, ches Eugene Henry Friex, 1710, Blattgröße ca. 50 x 57 cm) beigebunden. - Das vorliegendene Exemplar in drei Bände gebunden, das Blatt "au lecteur" (irrig paginiert 545 statt 345) zur vorgeschlagenen Trennung des für zwei Bände vorgesehenen Werkes folgerichtig nicht mitgebunden. - Etwas gebräunt, stellenweise wasserfleckig, Titel mit kleinem Namensstempel, zwei Titel mit gelöschtem Besitzvermerk, die vorderen Innendeckel mit zwei Exlibris (Emile Carlier und Benno Gereon Engel). Die Einbände berieben und bestoßen, Kapitale etwas lädiert, Gelenke rissig. - Lacks the original map and plate but contains the folded map "Carte particuliere des environs de Cambray, Bappaumes, St. Quentin, Perone" (Bruxelles, ches Eugene Henry Friex, 1710, sheet size ca. 50 x 57 cm). *Brunert III, 912: "Ouvrage estime, mais que l'on trouve rarement complet". Graesse IV, 136.

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        Utriusquae Alsatiae superioris ac Inferioris nova Tabula

      Amsterdam ca. 1664. Karte zeigt das Elsaß von Straßbourg bis Basel, Aus dem 'Atlas Contractus' mit prachtvoller Wappendarstellung, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 38,5 x 54. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        Neue Ungarische und Siebenbprgische Chronick / Oder Kurt verfaßte Historische Beschreibung deß Königreichs Ungarn / zugehörigen Ländern / vnd Provintzen ..

      Frankf., Schönwetter ( Druck Kempfer ), 1664.. gest. Frontispiz, 2 Bll., 296 SS und 6 ( 2 doppelblattgroße ) Kupferstiche mit Ansichten, 8°. ohne Einband.. Nicht bei Nebehay / Wagner; Szalai / Szantai, Magyar Varak, Bd II mit Nachweisen zu den einzelnen Ansichten.( u.a Leva 1664/9 - Pozsony 1664/3 usw.) - Sehr seltene, auf dem Antiquariatsmarkt nahezu unauffindbare Chronik. Auf den deutschen Auktionen konnte ich in den letzten Jahren nur ein Exemplar mit 4 Kupferstichen nachweisen. - Die 2 gefalteten Tafeln zeigen die Schlacht bei Sankt Gotthard ( Szentgothard ) mit Portraits von Montecuculi und Achmet Bassa und die Schlacht bei Leva ( Lewentz ) ( = Szantai /Szalai, Abbildung Tafel. 146. ) - Die anderen 4 Tafeln mit jeweils 2 Ansichten auf 1 Blatt. 1) Bratislava und Budapest 2) Kaschau (Kosice) und Komarno ( Komaron ) 3) Tokay ( Tokaj ) und Fillek ( Filakowa ) 4) Raab (Györ) und Zigeth (Szigetvar). .

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

      Oxford, printed by Hen: Hall Printer to the University, for Ri: Davis, 1664.SECOND EDITION 1664 (first published in June 1663), Parts I and II, LACKS 4 LEAVES OF PRELIMS WHICH INCLUDEDS HALF TITLE, small 4to, approximately 190 x 150 mm, 7½ x 6 inches, decorated head - and tailpieces, historiated initial, pages: (8 of 16), 1 - 126, (4); (1) - 184, 193 - 288, 287 - 376, 387 - 416, (18), The 4 LEAVES OF PRELIMS MISSING ARE THE LAST 2 PAGES OF "THE PUBLISHER TO THE READER" "THE AUTHOR'S ADVERTISEMENT" AND THE HALF - TITLE. Present are divisional title page to Part II and the vertical half title "Mr Boyle of naturall and experimentall philosophy" which follows the end of Part II. Irregularities of pagination in all copies, signatures complete, collation: *4, A - R4 ( - A1 - 4), a - z4, Aa - Ss4, tt - zz4, aaa - ddd4, fff - ggg4. Bound in full calf, expertly rebacked to style, raised bands, blind stamped motifs in compartments, gilt lettering, new endpapers. Covers slightly marked, small pale stain to lower cover, 3 tips of corners of covers neatly repaired, title page lightly browned at edges, 2 neat old names to top margin, pale damp stain to upper corner affects pages 153 - 160 and 289 - 294, tiny rust hole in y1 in Part II, no loss, small closed tear to fore - edge margin of ss4 - tt3 in Part II, neatly repaired, not affecting text. A very good tight clean copy, lacking 8 pages of prelims as noted, main text complete. "The first part of our work which celebrates the religious value of study of the natural world, had been begun earlier but was revised and extended at this time (1663), while the first section of the second part, dealing with the value of science to medicine, was apparently now newly written. This immense compilation?which, in the course of expounding its theme, divulged a vast number of cures which Boyle had come across and tried?was to prove his most extensive medical work and it was widely cited in the debates on medical practice of the time. Boyle also wrote extensively on the application of science more generally, and some sections of these writings were to be published as the second section of part 2 of Usefulness in 1671 (ODNB). Fulton, Boyle Bibliography, page 40, No.52, issue B; A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume 2, page 221. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        PRINCIPIA PHILOSOPHIAE.

      Amsterdam, apud Danielem Elzevirium, 1664.Ultima editio cum optima collata, diligenter recognita, & mendis expurgata. With SPECIMINA PHILOSOPHIAE: seu Dissertatio de Methodo... Dioptrice, et Meteora. and PASSIONES ANIMAE. 3 parts in 1, 4th edition, 1664, each part with its own dated title page and separate pagination but continuous register. Latin text, small 4to, 200 x 155 mm, 8 x 6 inches, engraved portrait frontispiece, publisher's pictorial device on title page, numerous woodcut diagrams and illustrations throughout the first 2 parts, some full page, pages: (40), 222, (14), 248, (24), 92, (4), bound in full contemporary calf, blind rules to covers, raised bands and gilt rules to spine, gilt lettered morocco labels, red speckled edges. Some wear and scuffing to covers, lower corners worn, small piece of leather missing on lower cover, spine and hinges rubbed, surface cracks to spine, neat old repair to inner paper hinges, 3 small pale stains in 1 margin, otherwise contents very clean and bright, binding tight and firm. A very good copy of an early collected edition. René Descartes (1596 ? 1650) was a highly influential French philosopher, mathematician, scientist, and writer. Dubbed the "Founder of Modern Philosophy", and the "Father of Modern Mathematics", much of subsequent western philosophy is a reaction to his writings, which have been closely studied from his time down to the present day. His influence in mathematics is also apparent, the Cartesian coordinate system used in plane geometry and algebra being named after him, and he was one of the key figures in the Scientific Revolution. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Stadt Wien in Oesterreich.

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

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        THE OPTICK GLASSE OF HUMORS.

      London, printed for G. Dawson, 1664.Or The Touchstone of a Golden Temperature: Or the Philosophers Stone to make a golden temper. Wherein the foure complexions, sangume, cholericke, phligmaticke, melancholicke, are succinctly painted forth, and their externall intimates laid open to the purblind eye of ignorance it self, by which every one may judge of what complexion he is, and answerably learne what is most sutable to his nature. 1664, edition not stated. Small 8vo, approximately 150 x 95 mm, 6 x 3¾ inches, engraved pictorial extra title page showing 2 representatives of Oxford and Cambridge universities holding aloft the optic glass, dated 1663, engraved plate at page 77 shows a chart of the four humours underneath 2 small views of the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge, pages: (26), 168, bound in modern quarter calf over marbled sides, blind rules to spine, gilt lettered morocco label from previous binding, new endpapers. Engraved extra title page laid down on paper, fore - edge margin trimmed close, printed title page discreetly strengthened at fore - edge and browned in margins, name on title page and on reverse, manuscript note on reverse of engraved plate also, 1 letter just showing through, fore - edge margin of engraved plate trimmed close, some other margins trimmed, one side - note shaved, some pages lightly browned, a few inner margins, including inner margin of engraved plate, expertly strengthened with archival tissue, hardly noticeable, a couple of gatherings tightly bound, all still easily readable, 1 lower corner torn off, no loss, a little light brown staining to 1 page, all still legible, couple of worm holes in 3 fore - edge margins, faint water - stain in fore - edge margin of last 40 pages, binding tight and firm. A good copy of a scarce book. Thomas Walkington (c.1575?1621) was a Church of England clergyman. His work on Galen's four temperamental types was first published in 1607 and 'went beyond the usual expository tradition of such treatises... Lively, witty, and concerned at least as much to entertain as instruct, it foreshadowed the literary culmination of the tradition in Burton"s Anatomy of Melancholy' (ODNB). It contains an early reference to the dangers of tobacco. (Krivatsy, 17th Cent. Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine, No. 12582); A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Medical Library, No 6687 for earlier editions. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Cerebri anatome

      London: Jo. Martyn, 1664. London: Jo. Martyn, 1664. <p>Introduction of the Term "Neurology"</p><p>Willis, Thomas (1621-75). Cerebri anatome: Cui accessit nervorum description et usus. 8vo. [30, including imprimatur leaf], 240pp. 15 folding plates, unsigned but drawn by Christoper Wren (1632-1723) and Richard Lower (1631-1691), and probably engraved by David Loggan (1635-1692). London: Tho. Roycroft for Jo. Martyn and Ja. Allestry, 1664. 168 x 100 mm. Modern paneled calf in antique style. Small paper flaws in last two leaves, affecting a few words of text, a few tears in plates 9 and 10, small marginal wormhole at end, but very good.</p><p>First Octavo Edition, issued a few weeks after the quarto edition (now quite scarce). One of the foundations of neuroanatomy, and the birthplace of the term "neurology." Dissatisfied with the imperfect and fragmentary descriptions in earlier accounts of the brain, Willis devised a comprehensive and comparative program of brain dissections, which he carried out with the aid of his pupils Christopher Wren, Richard Lower and Thomas Millington. Willis classified and described ten pairs of cranial nerves, six of which are still recognized, and was the first to grasp the physiological significance of the "circle of Willis," the circle of anastomosed arteries at the base of the brain by which full circulation to all parts of the brain can be maintained even when the carotid or vetebral arteries are blocked. From his observations of animal brains, Willis hypothesized that the convolutionary complexity of the human cerebral cortex is correlated with man&#39;s superior intelligence, and that the cerebellum, a similar structure in all mammals, is the source of involuntary action.</p><p>Cerebri anatome was issued in both a quarto and an octavo edition, the quarto edition appearing a few weeks before the cheaper octavo edition. The copperplates were engraved with the pagination of the quarto edition, which was corrected in manuscript for the octavo publication. Garrison-Morton 1378. Norman 2243 (quarto ed.). Rose & Bynum, pp. 195-203. Wing W-2824. </p>

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