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        Vive Jesus: Responses de notre tres-honoree et digne mere Ieanne Françoise Fremiot. Sur les Regles, Constitutions & Coustumier de nostre Ordre de la Visitation Sainte Marie

      Paris: [s.n.], 1665. 12mo (157 x 90 mm). [4], 624, 108 (recte 116) pp. Shoulder notes, woodcut and typographic headpieces, woodcut initials. Ruled in red throughout. Contemporary blind-tooled black goatskin, sides with fillet and roulette border, spine compartments decorated with arabesque and leafy spray tools, comb-marbled endpapers, edges sprinkled dark brown, pair of brass fore-edge clasps and catches, blind-stamped monogram TMA on covers, possibly later (slight scuffing to joints, slight crack to upper joint). Provenance: Convent of the Visitation Sainte Marie in Paris, 18th-century inscription on front flyleaf: Ce livre est du 2ème M[onas]tère de la Visitation Ste-Marie de Paris autresfois rue St. Jacques maintenant rue de Vaugirard No. 112.*** A fine copy of an unusual document in the literature of women's religious orders, containing a commentary on the rules of the Visitation order by its co-founder, Saint Jeanne de Chantal, privately printed for the exclusive use of the nuns of the order. Her remarks consist of actual answers to questions posed to her by the nuns during the first few years of the order's existence. This is the second edition, enlarged with a long and thorough index and with shoulder notes. The first edition, of 1632, was privately printed for the use of the nuns, as explained in a prefatory note to the "Soeurs de la Visitation," signed by Marie-Jacqueline Favre (1591-1637), who had been one of Chantal's companions and who became superior of convents in Lyon and Chambéry. Favre begs the nuns to "keep all copies within our Convents, so that not a single copy is shown to anyone else, no matter who they are." From the provenance of the present copy, references to its use within the text, and the fact that Favre's preface was reprinted without comment, one may deduce that this edition was also printed for convent use. Jeanne-Françoise Frémiot de Rabutin, Baroness of Chantal, lost her husband to an accidental gunshot wound in 1601. Left with four young children, she met Francis de Sales (a fellow aristocrat) in 1604, and he became her spiritual director. In 1610 they founded the Visitation order, establishing a house in Annecy. They envisioned the Visitandines not as a cloistered order, but as a community of women of religious faith who would live in the cloister only during the year of their novitiate, after which they would devote their lives to visiting the sick and the poor. Women of all social classes and conditions were welcomed, including older women, especially widows, the ill and disabled. The Church authorities frowned on such an unorthodox association of activist women, and de Sales had to accept that the Visitandines become a regular cloistered Augustinian order, formally founded in 1618. The present text contains Chantal's detailed explanations of and elaborations on each rule, constitutional clause, or custom of the Visitation order, as set out in the manuscript rules held by each convent, and in the printed Regles de S. Augustin, et Constitutions pour les soeurs religeuses de la Visitation (various editions), and the Petite coutume of the convent of Annecy (editions of 1642, 1702, and 1748). Either her verbal comments were recorded at the time by an interlocutor or auditor, or, more likely, they were written out by Chantal herself (a gifted writer and prolific correspondent). The tone is mostly informal, and one can easily imagine the conversation of the sisters, sitting next to the fire, during their daily récréations, an hour of relaxed talk and conviviality, where even laughter was permitted (as described by Chantal on pp. 168-176). Like the rules themselves, the Responses cover every aspect of convent life: household duties, sleeping arrangements, clothes, meals, retreats, duties of the various offices, proper comportment toward one's fellow nuns, punishment for transgressions, last rites and burial of deceased nuns, the roles and duties of novices, communication between convents, and so on. Among the nitty-gritty that surfaces, rounding out the picture of daily convent life supplied by the drier rules and constitutions, are the following minutiae, selected at random: While the convent is bound to supply clothing to the nuns, new habits will only be provided if larger or smaller sizes are truly needed. The sisters are reminded to accept the necessities of clothing and food with humility, without paying attention to what others receive (pp. 14-15). The habits and outer dress appropriate for each season will be distributed all at once (p. 69). Exclusive friendships are forbidden (pp. 79-80). The nun-gardener, who must rise early in summer, is permitted to take midday naps, and to make up the offices she misses at other times of the day (pp. 388-389). Deaf women are the only disabled women who may not be admitted to the order (as Francis de Sales considered deafness prejudicial to the profit of the soul, p. 98). The rules governing distribution of medicines by the nurses are elucidated (p. 377-8), and the sister in care of laundry is told that yes, she may request help from her fellow nuns to hang the laundry, but where it is to be hung is a delicate decision not to be taken in haste (p. 383). Besides these mundane details, issues of moral import are explored in chapters that provide spiritual guidance and sermon-like admonitions. OCLC locates 3 copies of this edition, of which 2 in the US (DePaul University and UCLA Clark Library); and 3 copies of the 1632 edition, including one at DePaul. Cf. Dompnier and Julia, Visitation et visitandines aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles: actes du Colloque d'Annecy, 3-5 juin 1999 (St. Etienne, 2001), passim.

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        1665 RARE Works of HIPPOCRATES Aphorisms Greek Medicine Remedies Surgery Health

      Lugduni Batavorum : Apud Danielem, Abrahamum & Adrianum a Gaasbeeck, 1665. - 1665 RARE Works of HIPPOCRATES Aphorisms Greek Medicine Remedies Surgery Health “Walking is man's best medicine.” Hippocrates A fine edition of the works of Hippocrates, printed in double-column format. According to Burnet, this printing is a “good edition which is sought after because of the formatting.” (Burnet III-170). The contents of this work are extensive and vast ranging from specifics of medicine and surgery to how to fit clothes properly on children. Other topics include: • Cooking, healthy diet • Bones, muscles, and joints • On loss of sleep • Diseases specific to women • Fetuses • Ulcers • Plus, more! See below for a full list of contents from both volumes. Item number: #534 Price: $1250 HIPPOCRATES; Van der LINDIN, Joan Antonidae Magni Hippocratis coi Opera Omnia Græce & Latine edita, Et ad omnes alias Editiones accommodata. Industria et diligentia Joan. Antonidæ vander Linden, Doct. & Professoris Medicinae Practiceae primi in Academia Lugduno-Batava. Lugduni Batavorum : Apud Danielem, Abrahamum & Adrianum Gaasbeeck, 1665. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 2 volume set o v1. - [40], 788 [i.e. 878], [2], [1]; o v2. - [4], 1034 [i.e. 1036], [136] • References: Brunet III-170,171; • Binding: Vellum; tight and secure • Language: Latin & Greek o "De structura hominis, ad Perdiccam, Macedonum regem," v. 1, p. 284-287 o "De significatione vitae et mortis," p. 422-431 o "De sanitate tuenda ad Antiochium regem [and ad Mecaenatem]," p. 646-653 • Size: ~7.75in X 5in (20cm x 12cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! v. 1. Art. The traditional medicine. Law. The oath. Of the doctor. The fitting clothing. Rules. Aphorismi. The principles of either meat. The birth. The nature of the child. Out of seven months. The octimestri. On a diet. About human nature. On the Nature of Man. The structure of Man. the Perdiccam, king of Macedon. The resection. Of the heart. The nature of the bones. The nerves. Of age. The fluids. The cooks, water and locations. The areas in men. The blasts. The glands. The meaning of life and death. The time of judgment. The judgment. Praenotiones. Free (1-2) above. Coacae praenotiones. The dentition. The food. The liquids used. The cleared. The veratri practice. But as an antidote, of the actuarü. But as an antidote, from the Nicolaus from Alexandria. Medical office. On a healthful diet. The loss of sleep. The sanitary maintenance near to the king [and to Antiochus and the Mecaenatem]. Popularium [Epidemics] free 1-7 – v. 2. The diseases. The affections. Treatise. The diet acute. On the sacred disease. Of the rest. The hemorrhoids. On the view. The girls diseases. The nature of the woman's apparel. Diseases of women. The sterile. The superfoetatione. The exsectione fetuses. The ulcers. The pipes themselves. The head wounds. On ice. The joints. Vectiarius. Phytopathologica. The letter. Hippocrates and the kind of life, according to fall [and others]. Fragments and attributes. Agreement. It was opposed by the defense. Index. Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Parigi 1665 - Per la prima volta pubblicata nel Cartes Gènerales de Toutes le Parties du Monde del Sanson, questo esemplare reca in basso l'indirizzo di Robert de Vaugondy e la data 1741. Rara seconda edizione. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Published for the first time in "Cartes Gènereles de Toutes le Parties du Monde del Sanson", in 1741. A rare second edition. Copperplate, contemporary outline colour, in excellent condiion. Dimensioni 570 420mm

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        Della Geografia Trasportata Al Morale. All ... (Monsignore) Gio. Paolo Zaccaria (etc.)

      12. Vort., Titelbl., 16 nn. Bll., 476 S., mit e. Zierrahmen u. e. Vignette am Titelblatt, sowie Kopfleisten, Vignetten, Initialen u. Schlußvignetten. Biegsamer Pappband d. Zeit, mit verblasster alter Rückenbeschriftung, Einband in gutem Zustand, geringer Wurmfraß im hinteren Vorsatz. Buchblock knapp u. etwas schief beschnitten, vermutlich wegen fehlerhafter Bogenfaltung Textverlust auf S. 159. Mit e. alten handschriftlichen Jahreszahl (1665) am Vortitel, Buchstaben von alter Hand am vorderen Spiegel u. e. alten Beschriftung am unteren Schnitt. BN VIII,324. Vgl. DeBacker-S. I,975 (Ausg. Milano 1664). Diz. Encycl. d. lett. ital. I,274. BBKL 1,399 - B. (1608-1685), gilt als e. d. fruchtbarsten und auch literarisch bedeutsamsten jesuitischen Schriftsteller, e. Klassiker d. italienischen Prosa, der "si espresse in uno stilo fastoso e ridondante definito ... magnifico". Unter seinen zahlreichen Werken fanden seine geschichtlichen und biographischen Arbeiten besondere Beachtung.

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        De gentibus Indiæ et Bragmanibus. - S. AMBROSIUS: De Moribus Brachmanorum. - ANONYMUS: De Brachmanorum.

      Edoardus Bissaeus ( Edward Bysshe ) 1665 - In-4 ( 320 X 200 mm ) de 23 ffnch.-103 pages, pleine basane tabac ( Reliure de l'époque ). Texte grec avec traduction latine de 54 pages, suivi du texte latin « ambrosien » de l'édition sixtine, pages 57-84 ). Dos absent, rousseurs. Edition originale très rare.Sur les peuples de l'Inde et les BrahmanesSur les peuples de l'Inde et les Brahmanes ( en grec ancien µÁv Äö½ ÄÆ 8½ ±Â ½ö½ º±v Äö½ ’Á±Ç¼ ½É½ ) est un texte grec de l'Antiquité tardive attribué traditionnellement ( et vraisemblablement ) à l'évêque Palladios ( v. 363 - v. 430 ), auteur de l'Histoire lausiaque.Ce texte est transmis le plus souvent dans les manuscrits à la suite de l'Histoire lausiaque. Il s'agit en fait d'une lettre à un correspondant non nommé, accompagnée d'une pièce jointe. Le destinataire est apparemment Lausos, le chambellan de Théodose II ( regn. 408 - 450 ) dédicataire également de l' Histoire lausiaque du reste le texte fait référence à ce dernier ouvrage, et la comparaison stylistique avec l'épître dédicatoire de celui-ci rend vraisemblable l'idée qu'on ait affaire au même rédacteur et au même destinataire.Le correspondant a demandé à Palladios des informations sur les Brahmanes de l'Inde. Celui-ci répond qu'il n'a pas de témoignage personnel à apporter : il y est bien allé en compagnie d'un certain Moïse, évêque d'Adoulis, mais sitôt parvenu sur les rives du Gange, il n'a pas supporté le climat et a dû rebrousser chemin. Mais il peut relater, du moins, ce qu'il tient d'un avocat ( scholasticus ) de Thèbes d'Égypte qui a séjourné longuement en Inde. Après s'être rendu à Adoulis, puis à Axoum, cet avocat s'est embarqué à destination de l'île de Taprobane. N'ayant pu y aborder pour des raisons non précisées, il s'est retrouvé au pays des Bisades, dont le roi l'a fait arrêter et l'a condamné à six ans de travaux forcés dans un moulin. Pendant cette captivité, il a pu apprendre la langue locale et s'informer sur le pays. À la suite d'une querelle, un roitelet voisin a dénoncé son collègue auprès de l'empereur de Taprobane, pour avoir réduit en esclavage un citoyen romain. Après enquête, l'empereur a fait écorcher vif le roi des Bisades et fait libérer l'avocat thébain1.Palladios envoie en outre à son correspondant, en pièce jointe, un texte, beaucoup plus long que le développement personnel qui précède, qu'il a tiré, affirme-t-il, d'un ouvrage d'Arrien, mais qui ne se trouve en tout cas pas dans l'Anabase. Il s'agit d'une série d'entretiens, d'abord sous forme de lettres, puis en conversation directe, entre Alexandre le Grand et un certain Dandamis, présenté comme le maître des Brahmanes. Certains passages sont très proches de ce qu'on peut lire dans un papyrus du IIe siècle conservé à Genève2. Il s'agit d'un matériau qui remonte à Onésicrite et à Mégasthène.Palladios, partisan de Jean Chrysostome, fut déposé de son siège épiscopal et exilé à Syène en 406. De là, il passa en Thébaïde en 408. Il put rentrer en Galatie après la mort de Théophile d'Alexandrie en 412. C'est donc peu après ce retour qu'il a pu produire ce texte sur l'Inde et les Brahmanes, de même que l'Histoire lausiaque, peut-être pour le même destinataire.Le texte produit par Palladius ( dont la majeure partie n'est donc pas de lui ) a connu postérieurement, en grec, des amplifications aboutissant à une « Versio Augmentata » ( conjecturale ), puis à une « Versio Ornatior », sans doute constituées aux VeVIe siècle. On connaît même deux versions différentes de la Versio Ornatior : une représentée par le Ms. BnF Coislin 83 ( Xe siècle ), et une autre ( conservée seulement partiellement ) par le Ms. Athos Iviron 408 ( XIVe siècle ). Mais on conserve aussi du texte des traductions-adaptations latines très anciennes. La principale, intitulée traditionnellement De moribus Brachmanorum, est attribuée à Ambroise de Milan déjà dans des manuscrits médiévaux : Ms. Vat. lat. 282 ( XIe siècle ) et Ms. Vat. lat. 281 ( 1384 ) elle figure dans l'édition de 1585 des ¼uvres complètes d'Ambroise ( « éditi [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Discours sur les causes du débordement du Nil.

      Paris: Jacques Dallin, 1665 - Quarto (252 × 183 mm). Contemporary full calf, raised bands to spine, compartments gilt with floral lozenges within double ruled panels, presentation gilt stamp to the front board, "Aux Capuchins de St. Honoré". Light browning, a little rubbed on the boards and chafed on the joints, but a very good copy. Engraved map of the topography of the Nile to the text, title page vignette, historiated initials, engraved head- and tailpieces. First edition, for the first time published separately, previously included in his Pensées of 1634 and 1662; uncommon, just six copies on OCLC, three of them in the US. Cureau was Louis XIV's doctor, the monarch apparently having been impressed by his ability to judge character from outward appearance. A precursor of Lavater, Cureau's was indeed best known for his work in the area of physiognomy, but he also published on physics – the nature of light, on rainbows – the occult, and philosophy, the final paper here being a study of the divine in Platonic philosophy. The critic Jean Chapelain, his contemporary, said of him: "C'est un excellent philosophe, et dont les écrits sont purs dans le langage, justes dans le dessein, soutenus dans les ornements, et subtils dans les raisonnements." This could perhaps be a presentation copy, as in addition to the gilt supralibros there is an inked inscripton, "Pour les Capucins de St. Honoré" to the title page. The Capuchin convent adjoined the Tuileries gardens. The Blackmer copy with bookplate to front pastedown. Blackmer Catalogue 171; Ibrahim-Hilmy p. 351. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mappa Maris Mediterranei Fluxus Currentes et Naturam Motionum explicans

      Amsterdam 1665 - Carta tratta dal Mundus Subterraneus del Kircher, studioso gesuita, uno dei primi scrittori sui fenomeni fisici della terra. Il Kircher teorizzava che tutte le acque della Terra erano connessi tra loro tramite dei tunnel sotterranei che univano oceani e mari. La mappa costituisce la prima rappresentazione delle correnti marine del Mediterraneo. Incisione in rame, in eccellente stato di conservazione. The map is taken from Mundus Subterraneus, by Kircher, a Jesuit, one of the firsts writers to describe physical phenomena. Kircher thought that all oceans and seas were connected through subterranean tunnels. The map is the first representation of the Mediterranean marine streams. Copperplate, in excellent condition. Dimensioni 555 345mm

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        Prospettiva della Nobilissima Citta di Napoli Metropoli del Medesimo Regno

      Bologna 1665 - Acquaforte e bulino, circa 1665, firmata in lastra nel cartiglio con la dedica al centro. Edita a Bologna dalla tipografia Longhi. Magnifica prova, impressa su quattro fogli di carta vergata coeva uniti al centro, pieghe di carta e piccoli strappi, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Giusppe Longhi fu un attivo tipografo ed editore, noto anche per una ricca produzione libraria. Molto famose sono anche le sue grandi vedute di città italiane, disegnate seguendo il modello iconografico dei panorami olandesi dell’inizio del XVII secolo ed integrate da una decorazione figurata tipica della cartografia olandese dei vari Blaeu, Janssonius e Visscher. La veduta di Napoli è contornata ai lati dai costumi tipici dell’epoca e sopra dalle vedute delle principali città del Regno di Napoli: Fondi, Gaeta, Caiazzo, Pozzuoli, Sulmona, Tricarico, Taranto e Gallipoli. Una ricca descrizione della città e dei luoghi notabili è allegata in basso. Giovan Battista Cavazza è pittore ed incisore bolognese, allievo di Guido Reni. La sua opera cartografica più famosa è un mappamondo in proiezione mercatoriana datato 1643. Magnifico esemplare di questa rarissima veduta di Napoli. Bibliografia: Bellucci e Valerio, Piante e Vedute di Napoli dal 1600 al 1669, p. 121, 71. Dimensioni 840x330. Etching and engraving, 1665 circa, signed on plate in the cartouche with the dedication in the centre. Published in Bologna by the Longhi typography. Magnificent work, printed on four sheets of contemporary laid paper joined together in the centre, signs of paper folds and minor tears, otherwise in good condition. Giuseppe Longhi was a prolific typographer and publisher and was also quite famous for the publication of books. His great views of Italian cities are also well renowned; they were drawn following the Dutch model of the beginning of the XVII century and were completed with figure decoration, typical of the Dutch production of Blaeu, Janssonius and Visscher. The view of Naples is decorated on the two sides with the costumes of the time and, on the upper part, with the views of the main cities of the Reign of Naples: Fondi, Gaeta, Caiazzo, Pozzuoli, Sulmona, Tricarico, Taranto and Gallipoli. A detailed description of the city and the noteworthy places have been enclosed on lower part. Giovan Battista Cavazza was a Bolognese painter and engraver, pupil of Guido Reni. His most famous cartographic work is a map of the world in the Mercator projection, 1643. Magnificent example of a rare view of Naples. Bibliografia: Bellucci e Valerio, Piante e Vedute di Napoli dal 1600 al 1669, p. 121, 71. Dimensioni 840x330. E. Bellucci - V. Valerio, "Piante e Vedute di Napoli dal 1600 al 1669", p. 121, 71; G. Pane - V. Valerio, "La città di Napoli tra vedutismo e cartografia", p.134 Dimensioni 840 330mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Oeuvres galantes

      Collective first edition of the second volume increased and illustrated two unsigned securities headpieces.Bound in full morocco burgundy early twentieth century, elegant pastiche of a contemporary binding. Smooth back adorned with gilt title and date. Triple mentoring net on the boards. Gilt edges. Back fractionally and uniformly thinned. Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Etienne Loyson à Paris 1665 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in-12 (8,5x14,8cm) relié

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        Christ of Caprarola. Original Engraving, After Carraci.

      c1665-1690. 1665 - Pagination: Single leaf. Engraving. Fine impression, beautiful original engraving, with large margins and fine, detailed lines. Contemporary ink notes on verso, no affect at all. Loose, without matting. Body of Christ lying on the ground, his head resting on the Vrigin, supported by another Mary; with St. John holding Christ?s left hand and displaying its wound to St. Mary Magdalene. Stunning and very rare. Suitable for framing. Lairesse (1641-1711), born in Liege, second son of painter Renier. Known for a facial deformity (some will state syphilis), Rembrandt?s portrait of Gerard at age 25, is a famous one. He was influenced by Rembrandt, and later French neo-classical. In 1690, he lost his sight and concentrated on art theory. A draughtsman, theatrical designer, writer, and theoretician, he is best known as the celebrated Dutch painter in the years to follow Rembrandt?s death.Lairesse shows more detail and finer lines than Carracci in this beautiful scene, which is in reverse of Carracci?s original. We attribute this work to Lairesse by the original auction purchase of this print over 20 years ago. Though, we find no other copies of this print in any institutions, reference citations, or for sale at time of description. It appears to be extremely rare.

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        Tractatus novus de nymphis Carolobadensibus Admirabilibus In Regno Bohemiae). - (Angebunden): Newe Wunder beschreibung. Deß Wilt oder Waltbads zu Pfeffers.

      O.O. und Neuburg a.d. Donau, o.V. und Strasser, 1662 und 1665. - 8°. 6 n.n. Bl., 155 (recte 157) S. Mit gestochenem Kupfertitel; 8 n.n. Bl. 300 S. Pappband des 18. Jahrhunderts mit schwarz geprägtem Supralibros des Klosters Lambach. Hirsch-H. V, 104. - I: VD17 23:268633R. - II: VD17 12:191152W. - Haller I, 614. - Seltene Monographien über Karlsbad bzw. Bad Pfäfers, beschrieben durch den Stadtarzt von Neuburg an der Donau. Laut VD17 ist beim Titel über Karlsbad kein Drucktitel nachweisbar, hingegen fehlt offenbar eine Kupfertafel beim Buch über Pfeffers. - Titelblätter sehr stark gebräunt und fleckig. Eng beschnitten, stellenweise mit leichtem Textverlust. Im Innenfalz mit durchgehendem Wasserrand. Papierbezug am Rücken angeplatzt.

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        Beschrijvinghe van Amsterdam.

      Marcus Willemsz Doornick, Amsterdam 1665 - Haar eerfte oorfpronk uyt den Huyze der Heeren van Aemstel en Aemstellant met een Verhaal van haar leven en dappere krijgsdaden. Amfterdams kleyne Beginfelen, Outheyt, Bemuuring, en verfcheyde Vergrotingen met deze laetfte daer in begrepen: De gelegentheyt en hoedanigheyt der stadt, haar voornaamfte Gebouwen, en wijze van Regeeringe. Met een Hiftorifch verhael, vervattende 't geen in, en om de zelve van den beginne af tot dezen tegenwoordigen jare 1665 is voorgevallen. Uyt verscheyde Oude en Nieuwe Hollandtfche kronijcken, beschrijvingen, Brieven, Willekeuren, by een vergadert. .Amsterdam Voor Marcus Willemsz Doornick, Boekverkooper, op de middelDam.1665 Height (cm): 24,5 Width (cm): 21 Thickness (cm): 9,5 , Illustrated 8VO Octavo 8vo 284p:312P:446P+register 120 Prints of which 112 in text

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        Gammarologia sive Gammarorum vulgo cancrorum consideratio physico - philologico - historico - medico - chymica

      Esaiae Fellgibelii, Francofurti & Lipsiae 1665 - Period paper-covered boards; 16mo (93 x 160 mm); pp. [44], 962, [2], plus 10 engraved plates (7 of them folding). Title-page printed in red and black. Lacking the frontispiece. Backstrip torn and binding broken. Contemporary notation inked discreetly on title-p., and some underlining here and there; but text block, and plates in particular, are overall nice and clean. Sold as is. An important early work on crustaceans. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        IL DECAMERON DI MESSER GIOVANNI BOCCACCI Cittadino Fiorentino. Sì come lo diedero alle stampe gli SSri Giunti l'Anno 1527. [Druckermarke: La Sphère (Rahir "M. 22"); "Decameron, Giovanni Boccaci, Si come . 1527., in Amsterdamo in Rot].

      Amsterdam Elzevier 1665 - 1 (weißes) Blatt, 12 Blätter (incl. typographischem Titel), 744 Seite, 1 (weißes) Blatt. Signierter Meistereinband ("R[elié] P[ar] THOUVENAIN") des 19. Jahrhunderts. (14,9 x 9 cm, bzw. 14,4 x 7,7 cm; Buchblock: 2,3 cm) 12°. - Eine Variante des seltenen, hübschen und kostbaren Dekameron im signierten roten Pariser Maroquin-Meistereinband von Joseph Thouvenin (dem Älteren), "le plus célèbre relieur de la Restauration ." (Roger Devauchelle) ". Je doute qu'il soit possible de porter plus loin la correction d'un texte, la netteté des caractères, en tout la beauté de l'exécution. ." (Jean-Baptiste Tenant de Latour) - Bérard S. 111 f. ("Cette jolie édition, d'un format un peu plus grand que les in-12 ordinaires des Elzévirs, est difficile à trouver bien conservée. Un bel exemplaire doit avoir environ 5 pouces 6 lignes [= ca. 14 cm] de hauteur, et, dans cet état, ne vaut pas moins de 40 à 60 francs. Il en a même été vendu un jusqu'à 120 fr. chez M. de Cotte."). Pieters 55 auf S. 330 ("Véritable Elsevier d'Amsterdam, coté dans le catalogue de Daniel de 1675 à 2 fl. 5 s de Hollande. Dans quelques exemplaires le commencement de la préface diffère; celle qui commence par les mots Eccovi Gentilissimi Signori, est regardée comme la première."). Willems 1349 ("Brunet a été mal inspiré en attribuant ce volume à Blaeu, car il est peu de livres dont l'origine elzevirienne soit mieux établie. La sphère du titre, le fleuron aux mains de justice, les lettres grises très nombreuses et d'une vérification facile, en un mot tous les témoignages concordent en faveur de Daniel Elzevier. La préface de l'imprimeur au lecteur n'est pas la même dans tous les exemplaires. Dans ceux du premier tirage elle commence en ces termes: Eccovi, gentilissimi signori [.] Dans les autres elle commence: Gl'amatori della lingua toscana [.] Voici comment il est possible de se rendre compte de cette anomalie: après un certain laps de temps Daniel Elzevier aura cédé le fonds de son édition à quelqu'u de ses confrères, plus à même peut-être par ses relations d'en tirer parti; ce serait pour ce motif que le Boccace ne figure plus au catal. offic. de 1681, alors qu'il est encore porté dans celui de 1675. Le nouvel acquéreur aura jugé à propos, pour faire valoir l'ouvrage, de l'enrichir d'une préface nouvelle, oeuvre, paraît-il, de l'abbé J. Ph. Marucelli, résident du grand-duc de Toscane à la cour de France. (Voir les Mélanges de Michault, t. I, p. 213.) L'édition épuisée, le libraire l'aura fait réimprimer, avec moins de luxe et par d'autres presses, sous la date de 1679, 2 vol. in-12, à la sphère, est calquée sur la précédente et renferme le même avant-propos. Le Boccace elzevier passe pour correct, et les beaux exemplaires, c'est-à-dire ceux qui mesurent au moins 150 millim., sont très recherchées. [.] Il existe de ce Boccace un précieux exempl. non rogné, mesurant 167 mill. [.]."). Brunet (Millot) S. 76 f. ("Ce livre occupe une place importante dans la collection elzévirienne, où il se plaçait déjà au temps de la vente du comte d'Hoy, faite en 1738. Crevenna n'hésitait pas à le donner aux Elzevier, et, après avoir dit fort justement que l'édition ets très-belle, il ajoute qu'on en fait grand cas pour le texte. Ce dernier sentiment est partagé par M. Brunet. Mais M. Brunet, se confiant dans les lumières d'un ancien bibliographe plus que dans les siennes, a commis une grave erreur en attribuant cette édition à Blaeu, car il n'y a pas de livres dont l'existence elzévirienne soit plus certaine que celle du Décameron de 1665. Voici les preuves que nous en rapportons: 1° Cette édition, qui est d'une belle exécution, est imprimée avec des petits caractères en tout semblables à ceux de la Sagesse de 1662; 2° elle posséde la sphère du Clapmarius, et la signature en 7 comme toutes les productions elzéviriennes d'Amsterdam; 3° le fleuron de la page première, que nous appelons couronne aux mains de justice, et que M. Adry appelle la masse du Chancelier, se voient au Patissier; les trai

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        Magnum Theatrum Vitae Humanae: hoc est, rerum divinarum, humanarumque syntagma catholicum, philosophicum, historicum, et dogmaticum. Ad normam Polyanthea universalis dispositum. Per locos communes iuxta alphabeti seriem, sublatà classium & Historiarum iteratarum varietate, in tomos VIII...

      Huguentan, 1665. 8 voll., in fol., p. perg., ogni vol. è composto da ca. 1000 pp. Front. fig. Testate. Finaline. Capilettera. Antip. del primo vol. con ricca inc. a tutta pag. Gore.

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        Il nuovo teatro delle fabriche, et edificii, in prospettiva di Roma moderna, sotto il felice pontificato di N. S. Papa Alessandro VII. (libro primo, secondo et terzo). Relié avec : Giovanni Maggi, Nova racolta degl' obelischi et colonne antiche dellalma citta di Roma con le sue dichiaratione. Relié avec : Giovanni Maggi, Nuova racolta di fontane che si vedano nel' alma citta di Roma, Tivoli e Frascati.

      Gio. Jacomo Rossi, 1665-[1669]., (Rome), - Album in-folio (388 x260 mm.), 155 gravures sur 128 planches. "Il nuovo teatro" comporte 86/90 pl. en trois livres, chacun avec son titre et frontispice, les pl., numérotées à l'encre, sont en fait reliées dans le désordre, le premier livre est complet de ses 35 pl. (plus celles numérotées 2, 3, 14, 17, 18 et 25); au second livre il manque la pl. représentant l'intérieur de la cathédrale Saint-Pierre, soit 16/17 (une pl. se trouve dans le premier livre sous le n° 25); le troisième livre comporte 35/38 pl., il manque les pl. 6, 12 et 13, (5 pl. sont reliées dans le premier livre sous les numéros 2, 3, 14, 17 et 18). Les gravures sont du premier tirage, avant la numérotation dans la plaque. Quelques rares rousseurs et des traces de manipulation dans la marge. L'édition de 1699 comporte une quatrième partie de 32 pl., une 5e partie de 30 pl. sera publiée en 1739. [Brunet, IV-1406; Fowler, 59]."Nova racolta degl' obelischi", [1651 ?] est complet avec 18 gravures sur 9 pl.; mouillure angulaire. La pl.2 est signée par Louis Rouhier."Nuova racolta di fontane" [c. 1645] comprend 43 gravures dont le titre sur 25 pl. (18 avec 2 gravures et 7 simples), exemplaire identique à celui de l'Istituto Nazionale della Grafica, déchirure à la pl.7.En fin de volume sont reliées 8 planches de jardins par F. Corduba, M. Greuter et (?) pour G. J. Rossi.Reliure demi-veau moderne, dos insolé. La pl. n°43 manque à l'exemplaire de la BN-Gallica, on suppose qu'elle fait partie du 2e livre qui comporte en général 17 pl. et non pas 16 comme l'exemplaire numérisé. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        KROATIEN DALMATIEN 1665 BLAEU Titel: Illyricum Hodiernum : Quod Scriptores communiter Sclavoniam, Itali Schiavoniam nuncupare solent, in Dalmatiam, Croatiam, Bosnam, et Slavoniam distinguitur. Sed cum ejus majorem partem Turcae obtineant, in Praefecturas eorum more Sanzacatus dictas divisum est, reliquum autem Veneti, Ungari, et Ragusini tenent. Sanzacatus sunt Bosna, Residentia Baßae; Poxega, Cernik; Bihak; Lika et Carbava; Clissa; Herzegowina

      Joan Blaeu (1596-1673) ca. 1665, Amsterdam - Landkarte / map, original altkolorierter Kupferstich, ca. 53x44 cm, mit Widmungskartusche an Petar Zrinski (1621-1671), Titelkartusche unten links, Widmungskartusche unten Mitte de 500 Landkarte

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        Les Conférences de Cassien (2 Tomes - Complet) Traduites en François par le Sieur de Saligny, Docteur en Théologie.

      Seconde édition, 2 vol. petit in-8 reliure de l'époque pleine basane mouchetée, dos à 4 nerfs dorés orné (fleurons), roulettes sur coupes, Chez Charles Savreux, à Paris, 1665, 26 ff., 432 pp. et 4 ff., pp. 433-924 (avec une erreur de placement dans 2 ff. préliminaires au second tome) Rare exemplaire des Conférences de Cassien, traduites par le janséniste Nicolas Fontaine sous le pseudonyme du Sieur de Saligny. Etat satisfaisant (fentes en mors et mq. en coiffes, bon état intérieur, ancien ex-libris ms. Domus Noviomi) Français

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        ]. Theoriae motus cometae anni MDCLXIV ea præferens, quæ ex primis obseruationibus ad futurorum motuum prænotionem deduci potuere, cum noua inuestigationis methodo, tum in eodem, tum in comete nouissimo anni MDCLXV ad praxim reuocata. [Bound with:] Lettere astronomische di Gio: Domenico Cassini al Signor Abbate Ottavio Falconieri sopra il confronto di alcune osservazioni delle comete di questo´ anno M.DC.LXV.

      Rome: Fabio di Falco, 1665. Cassini's theory of comets. First editions of these two exceptionally rare publications on the comet of 1664-5, which was observed my many astronomers, including Auzout, Borelli, Fabri, Hooke, Hevelius, Petit, and Newton as a studnt. The second work is also especially notable for containing the first published description of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. Cassini observed the comet "in the presence of Queen Christina [to whom the first work is dedicated] and formulated on this occasion a new theory (in agreement with the Tychonian system) in which the orbit of the comet is a great circle whose center is situated in the direction of Sirius and whose perigee is beyond the orbit of Saturn" (DSB). The large engraved plate depicts the course of the comet in the southern celestial hemisphere from December 13, 1664 through the middle of January, 1665; it also shows the appearance and direction of the comet's tail. Cassini's detailed observations were made with a powerful new telescope which he describes in the preface to the first work. "Through his friendship with the famous Roman lens-makers Giuseppe Campani and Eustachio Divini, Cassini, beginning in 1664, was able to obtain from them powerful celestial telescopes of great focal length. He used these instruments--very delicate and extremely accurate for the time-- with great skill, and made within several years a remarkable series of observations..." (ibid). OCLC lists Brown (lacking plate) for the first work, and Brown, Cornell, Ohio State for the second. ABPC/RBH lists one copy of Theoriae, bound with Lettere (Bolaffi, 2014, EUR 21,250, modern binding), and the Macclesfield copy of Lettere alone (Sotheby's, 2004, £4800, 18th century boards). "During the early 1660s, Cassini often found himself in Rome overseeing engineering projects for the Papal court, where he took the opportunity in 1664 to make observations of the movements of the comet and publish those observations along with some of his astronomical beliefs. In a letter addressed to Leopoldo, Ottavio Falconeri wrote about the arguments Cassini was hoping to establish in this text. According to Falconieri, Cassini's theory concerned with the motion of comets was aimed at demonstrating that they 'did not move in a straight line perpendicular to the surface of the earth, but along the plane of the greatest circle [beyond the orbit of Saturn]' around the sun, which is itself orbiting the stationary earth. More specifically, as he described in his published works on the topic [the offered works], Cassini believed that the 1664 comet travelled in epicycles around the distant bright star Sirius. While that star orbits the earth. In other words, he believed the comet to be moving around the earth, not the sun, as Falconieri had intimated in his letter to Leopoldo. Additionally, he clearly denied that the rapid movement of the comet when in opposition to the sun could be used by Copernicans as proof of the mobility of the earth, since, according to Cassini, such motion could also be explained within a Tychonic geocentric system. "Therefore, Cassini was proposing a theory that dismissed Galileo's claim about the rectilinear path of comets emanating from vapours in the earth's atmosphere. Furthermore, by placing the comet amongst the sphere of stars, Cassini was proposing a radical departure from most theories since the late sixteenth century on the location and movements of comets. Nevertheless, he still maintained a finite geocentric and geostatic model with circular motion, consistent with Tychonic astronomy" (Boschiero, pp. 223-224). The first observation of Jupiter's Red Spot has sometimes been ascribed to Robert Hooke in 1664, but Falorni has shown that what Hooke observed was almost certainly the shadow of one of Jupiter's moons. "As far as Cassini is concerned, it is beyond doubt that he repeatedly observed a spot quite like our modern Red Spot. It seems likely that his first observations were made at Cittá della Pieve, between the summer and the autumn of 1665; a full report was published the same year in the form of letters directed to the Abbot Falconieri [i.e., the present Lettere]. Cassini's interest in the spot concerned its use in determining the planet's rotation period, which at the time was unproven ... "First he took care to single out - by means of computing - which spots were caused by the transit of a satellite or a satellite's shadow on the planet's disc. Secondly, Cassini demonstrated that the remaining observable spots had to be located on the true surface of the planet. Among these latter, he finally recognized a spot that was exceptionally conspicuous and permanent, and proved ideal for determining a highly reliable rotation period. ""To that first light of distinction then followed the other of detecting amoing the number of the other spots a permanent one which was often seen to return in the same place with the same size and shape. It is the same spot that Yr. Ecc. Was able to see just touching the real northern edge of that belt of Jupiter which, among the three obscurer ones, lies more southerly. That one, which among the spots hitherto observed is the greatest, the most conspicuous and the more permanent ... appeared to be different in colour, not so dark and black [as the shadows], but quite like that of the obscure belts ... different in figure as being, when nearer to the centre, larger in accordance with the line of the belt which it grazes, or narrower when nearer to the circumference" (Lettere, p. 3). With these words Cassini described for the first time Jupiter's Great Red Spot ... "Of all the Spot's distinctive features, Cassini missed only its red colour, but it is out of the question that he would have been able to distinguish it because of the low light-grasp of telescopes of that time" (Falorni, p. 217). Queen Christina's "interest in comets is an instance of the change of ideas from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. Millenial and messianic predictions associated with comets that were then current in Protestant circles may have influenced her decision to abdicate from the throne of Sweden and her choice of 1654 to do so. The later comet of 1664 carried similar associations and Cassini thought it might be a return of Tycho's new star of 1572" (Cook, p. 122). Cassini had been a member of Christina's circle since her arrival in Rome in 1655, and had dedicated his Specimen observationum Bononiensium (1656) to her. Falconieri was also a member of her circle in Rome. Cassini (1625-1712) was born in Perinaldo, Republic of Genoa. "Cassini's early studies were principally observations of the Sun, but after he obtained more powerful telescopes, he turned his attention to the planets. He was the first to observe the shadows of Jupiter's satellites as they passed between that planet and the Sun. His observation of spots on the surface of the planet allowed him to measure Jupiter's rotational period. In 1666, after similar observations of Mars, he found the value of 24 hours 40 minutes for Mars's rotational period; it is now given as 24 hours 37 minutes 22.66 seconds. Two years later he compiled a table of the positions of Jupiter's satellites that was used in 1675 by the Danish astronomer Ole Romer to establish that the speed of light is finite. In addition, he wrote several memoirs on flood control, and he experimented extensively in applied hydraulics. "Hearing of Cassini's discoveries and work, King Louis XIV of France invited him to Paris in 1669 to join the recently formed Academie des Sciences. Cassini assumed the directorship of the Observatoire de Paris after it was completed in 1671, and two years later he became a French citizen. "Continuing the studies begun in Italy, Cassini discovered the Saturnian satellites Iapetus (1671), Rhea (1672), Tethys (1684), and Dione (1684). He also discovered the flattening of Jupiter at its poles (a consequence of its rotation on its axis). In 1672, as part of a concerted effort to determine the size of the solar system more accurately, Cassini sent his colleague, Jean Richer, to South America so that roughly simultaneous measurements of the position of Mars could be made at Paris and Cayenne, French Guyana, leading to a better value for the Martian parallax and, indirectly, for the distance of the Sun. Between 1671 and 1679 Cassini made observations of the Moon, compiling a large map, which he presented to the Académie. In 1675 he discovered the Cassini Division and expressed the opinion that Saturn's rings were swarms of tiny moonlets too small to be seen individually, an opinion that has been substantiated. In 1683, after a careful study of the zodiacal light, he concluded that it was of cosmic origin and not a meteorological phenomenon, as some proposed. "In 1683 Cassini began the measurement of the arc of the meridian (longitude line) through Paris. From the results, he concluded that Earth is somewhat elongated (it is actually somewhat flattened at the poles). A traditionalist, he accepted the solar theory of Nicolaus Copernicus within limits, but he rejected the theory of Johannes Kepler that planets travel in ellipses and proposed that their paths were certain curved ovals, which came to be known as Cassinians, or ovals of Cassini. Although Cassini resisted new theories and ideas, his discoveries and observations unquestionably place him among the most important astronomers of the 17th and 18th centuries" (Britannica). [Theoriae:] Lalande, p. 261; Riccardi, I 276. J.J. Le F. de. Bib. astronomique, p. 261. [Lettere:] Riccardi I, 277. Boschiero, Experiment and Natural Philosophy in Seventeenth-Century Tuscany, 2007; Cook, Edmond Halley, 1998; Falorni, 'The discovery of the Great Red Spot of Jupiter,' Journal of the British Astronomical Association, vol. 97 (1987), pp. 215-219. Two vols in one, folio (286 x 210 mm), pp [iv] 60 [recte 62] [2] 22 [2], with woodcut diagrams and 1 large folding enrgaved plate in first work; contemporary carta rustica, end papers renewed, some leaves with a little damp staining, a few small worm holes mostly to margin, in all a fine copy of this highly rare work.

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        Traitté d'Horlogiographie, contenant plusieurs manieres de construire, sur toutes surfaces, toutes sortes de lignes horaires & autres cercles de la Sphere. Avec quelques instrumens pour la mesme pratique, et pour conoistre les heures durant la nuit, et l'heure du flus et reflus de la mer. Plus la méthode de couper, en pierre ou en bois, les corps régulièrs et autres Polyëdres, par le cube et par le cylindre. Revue, corrigé et augmenté en cette troisième édition, de plusieurs propositions et figures.

      Paris, chez Jean Dupuis, rue Saint Jacques, à la Couronne d'Or, 1665. 4to. menor; frontispicio grabado en portada, 312 pp. y 72 láminas, dos de ellas plegadas entre el texto. Ejemplar falto de las ocho hojas preliminares y de la página 265-266, así como ligeros puntos de polilla en la página 71-72. Como en todos los ejemplares de esta edición, la numeración de páginas salta de p.80 a p.101, y las numeradas 259 y 260 están duplicadas. Encuadernación de la época, en piel con lomera ornada que presenta una ligera pérdida al pie. Uno de los más completos Tratados de Horología y Gnomónica que trata a la vez de la historia de éstas Artes y de la construción de relojes solares y de diversos aparatos de medida. Contiene capítulos en los que se trata de relojes en Babilonia, así como de notables relojeros judíos e italianos. # Houzeau-Lancaster, 11, 455. # Tardy: Bibliographie Générale de la Mesure du Temps, pp. 220.

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        Theoriae motus cometae anni MDCLXIV ea præferens, quæ ex primis obseruationibus ad futurorum motuum prænotionem deduci potuere, cum noua inuestigationis methodo, tum in eodem, tum in comete nouissimo anni MDCLXV ad praxim reuocata. [bound with:] Lettere astronomische di Gio: Domenico Cassini al Signor Abbate Ottavio Falconieri sopra il confronto di alcune osservazioni delle comete di questo´ anno M.DC.LXV.

      Rome: Fabio di Falco, 1665. Cassini's theory of comets. First editions of these two exceptionally rare Cassini publications on the comet of 1664-5. Cassini observed the comet "in the presence of Queen Christina [to whom the first work is dedicated] and formulated on this occasion a new theory (in agreement with the Tychonian system) in which the orbit of the comet is a great circle whose center is situated in the direction of Sirius and whose perigee is beyond the orbit of Saturn." (DSB). Cassini's detailed observations of the comet were made with a powerful new telescope. "Through his friendship with the famous Roman lensmakers Giuseppe Campani and Eustachio Divini, Cassini, beginning in 1664, was able to obtain from them powerful celestial telescopes of great focal length. He used these instruments--very delicate and extremely accurate for the time-- with great skill, and made within several years a remarkable series of observations..." (ibid). In the preface to the work Cassini describes the telescopes, and the first observations made with them. The large engraved plate depicts the course of the comet in the southern celestial hemisphere from December 13 1664 through the middle of January of 1665. It also shows the appearance and direction of the comet's tail in a series of nightly dated observations. The great comet of 1664-5 was observed my many astronomers, including Auzout, Borelli, Fabri, Hooke, Hevelius, and Petit. The second work, addressed to the archaeologist Falconieri, presents further observations on the comet, and Cassini remarks about the observations made by Auzout and Hevelius.OCLC lists: Brown (lacking plate) for the first work, and Brown, Cornell, Ohio State for the second. Two vols in one, folio (286 x 210 mm), pp [iv] 60 [recte 62] [2] 22 [2], with woodcut diagrams and 1 large folding enrgaved plate in first work; contemporary carta rustica, end papers renewed, some leaves with a little damp staining, a few small worm holes mostly to margin, in all a fine copy of this highly rare work.

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        Les élémens de chymie ... reveuz, notez, expliquez & augmentez par I.LD.R.B.IC.E.M. en cette dernière édit. on esté adjoutées plusieurs explications obmises... et plusieurs préparations de remèdes...

      Lyon, Claude Chancey, 1665, in 8°, de 8 ff-384 pp. et 24 ff., ill. de 3 grands bois gravés à pl. page d'instruments chimiques, pl. vélin époque, qq. taches et infimes petits trous de vers en marge sinon bon exemplaire. (cachet d'un cabinet de lecture de Genève au titre, XIXe siècle) Dernière édition augmentée de ce grand classique rare de la chimie du XVII° siècle. C'est un des premiers essais de présentation d'une "doctrine chimique". Mais c'est aussi bien sûr un recueil de recettes pratiques, procédés spagyriques et pratiques de laboratoire. Beguin était, dit Lenglet-Dufresnoy, un artiste habile, sa chimie est très recherchée des connaisseurs. Il est le traducteur du "Cosmopolite" et on lui doit la découverte de certaines substances dont le "calomel". ¶ Caillet n°911 - Duveen p.63 - Dorbon n°5438 "l'édition la plus complète de ce traité d'alchimie publié par Jean Lucas de Roy...".

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        Ab excessu Ludovici XIII, de rebus gallicis historiarum Libri XII

      original, unusual Edition.Bound in full brown sheepskin contemporary. Back with nerves decorated. gilt. Lack head. 2 corners with slight gaps. Work toward the tail joints. ApudFredericum Leonard A Paris 1665 In-4 (24) 42, 69, 64, 58, 72, 72, 142, 44, 40pp. (8) relié

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        THE DISCOVERIE OF WITCHCRAFT, proving, That the compacts and contracts of witches with devils and infernal spirits of familiars, are but erroneous novelties and imaginary conceptions.

      London, printed for A. Clark, and are to be sold by Dixy Page at the Turks-Head, 1665. THIRD EDITION IN 2 PARTS 1665. Folio, approximately 280 x 175 mm, 11 x 7 inches, LACKS HALF TITLE AS USUAL, several woodcut illustrations in the text, pages: [18], 1-292, [12], title page 1-72, [2], last page blank, bound in old calf, new spine at sometime with old gilt lettered label, lettered "Witchcraft Refuted", new endpapers. Spine has amateur repairs to head and tail, covers rubbed and scuffed, corners worn with board just showing, shelf wear to edges, label on spine has been trimmed, title page laid down, no loss to text, following page has small neat repair to top corner, LACKS pages 40-49, Book 4, those pages are replaced from an unknown early (long "s") edition, trimmed and laid down on old paper to match size, the outer and inner margins strengthened with later paper (see attached illustration), the first replacement page duplicates the previous original page, and the final replacement page duplicates some text on page 49, 1 small burn hole affecting 1 word and 3 small holes just affecting letters but easily understood, occasional pale mark and fox spot, neat old ink note to foot of title page, a few other minor faults, otherwise a very good copy. See: Toole-Stott, A Bibliography of English Conjuring, page 206, No. 620; Trevor Hall, A Bibliography of Books on Conjuring in English, page 76, No. 251. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        La venerie royalle, Divisée En IV Parties, Qui Contiennent Les Chasses Du Cerf, Du Lièvre, Du Chevreüil, Du Sanglier, et Du Renard. Avec le dénombrement des Forests & grands Buissons de France, où se doivent placer les logemens, questes, & relais, pour y chasser

      Second edition reprint of the original 1655 plus Dictionary hunters; and illustrated with a frontispiece. This edition is better printed than the first and a slightly larger format. Velin flexible full time. Smooth back with title and date with black tail feather executed in the nineteenth. 2 holes in the white top margin of the frontispiece. Good copy Famous Treaty of venery, the most important seventeenth and intended by the author himself to replace the oldest Fouilloux From the latest edition dates back to 1650.'s Book is much more comprehensive in all respects views and written in a less RELEASED style that is more scientific and accurate; it is increased more in this edition of the dictionary hunters, a very interesting glossary allows you to find words and phrases USIT among hunters. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Antoine de Sommaville à Paris 1665 in-4 (17x23,5cm) (28) 437pp (9) ; 38pp. relié

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        THE DISCOVERIE OF WITCHCRAFT, proving, That the compacts and contracts of witches with devils and infernal spirits of familiars, are but erroneous novelties and imaginary conceptions.

      London, printed for A. Clark, and are to be sold by Dixy Page at the Turks-Head, 1665.. THIRD EDITION IN 2 PARTS 1665. Folio, approximately 280 x 175 mm, 11 x 7 inches, LACKS HALF TITLE AS USUAL, several woodcut illustrations in the text, pages: [18], 1-292, [12], title page 1-72, [2], last page blank, bound in old calf, new spine at sometime with old gilt lettered label, lettered "Witchcraft Refuted", new endpapers. Spine has amateur repairs to head and tail, covers rubbed and scuffed, corners worn with board just showing, shelf wear to edges, label on spine has been trimmed, title page laid down, no loss to text, following page has small neat repair to top corner, LACKS pages 40-49, Book 4, those pages are replaced from an unknown early (long "s") edition, trimmed and laid down on old paper to match size, the outer and inner margins strengthened with later paper (see attached illustration), the first replacement page duplicates the previous original page, and the final replacement page duplicates some text on page 49, 1 small burn hole affecting 1 word and 3 small holes just affecting letters but easily understood, occasional pale mark and fox spot, neat old ink note to foot of title page, a few other minor faults, otherwise a very good copy. See: Toole-Stott, A Bibliography of English Conjuring, page 206, No. 620; Trevor Hall, A Bibliography of Books on Conjuring in English, page 76, No. 251. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        MEMOIRES DE MONSIEUR DE MONTRESOR. Diverses Pieces durant le Ministere du Cardinal de Richelieu. Relation de Monsieur de Fontrailles. Affaires de Messieurs le Comte de Seissons, Ducs de Guise & de Boüillon, &.c. [Druckermarke Sphère, Rahir "M. 33"] [und:] MEMOIRES DE MONSIEUR DE MONTRESOR, ET Autre Pieces curieuses, pour servir d'esclaircissement à ce qui est contenu au premier Volume. TOME SECOND.

      Leiden Elzevier (Sambix) 1665 - 1 (weißes) Blatt, 2 Blätter (incl. typographischer Titel), 431 Seiten (eine Lage zwischen den Seiten 416 und 425 verbunden, die Seiten 427 bis 431 erneut beigebunden), 1 (weißes) Blatt und 4 Blätter (incl. typographischem Titel), 385 Seiten, 1 (weißes) Blatt. Zwei nahezu einheitliche Pergamentbände der Zeit, mit je fünf durchgezogenenen Pergamentstreifen geheftet und mit seitlich überstehenden Schutzkanten. (13,7 x 8,4 cm, bzw. 12,7 x 7,4 cm; Buchblöcke: 2,9 (Tl. 1) u. 2,2 (Tl.2) cm) 12°. Bérard S. 167 f. Pieters 266 auf S. 462 f. ("Cette édition provient également des presses de Fr. Foppens, de Bruxelles."). Willems 2015 ("A Leyde, chez Jean Sambix le jeune, à la Sphère. T. I: 2 ff. limin. (titre et table). - 431 pp. T. II: 4 ff. limin. - 385 pp. - 1 f. blanc. Les Mémoires de Montrésor avaient paru d'abord sous le voile de l'anonyme dans le Recueil de plusieurs pièces servans à l'histoire moderne, imprimé par A. Vlaq à la Haye, sous la rubrique de Cologne 1663 (n° 1725). La première édition, publiée par Foppens, est de 1664 (il y a des exemplaires sous la date de 1663): A Cologne, chez Jean Sambix le jeune, à la Sphère, 1664, pet. in-12, de 2 ff. limin. et 436 pp. . Le succès de cette publication décida Foppens à la réimprimer dès l'année suivante, avec un second volume, qui se joint indifférement à l'édition de 1664 ou 1665. . Le libraire explique dans la préface que 'l'acceuil que l'on a fait aux Mémoires de M. de Montrésor lui a fait penser plus d'une fois à rechercher ce qui pourrait les augmenter et les esclaircir.' Ce complément n'est donc pas indispensable, et comme les pièces dont il se compose ne se rattachent à l'ouvrage principal qu'en vertu de la fantaisie du libraire, la plupart des exemplaires n'ont que le premier volume, lequel d'ailleurs ne porte point de tomaison. ."). Vergl. Minzloff S. 154. [1664 und 1665, 436 bzw. 385 S.]. Vergl. Brunet V, 1760. Rahir 3141 ("Impr. par Fr. Foppens de Bruxelles. Voy. n° 3114 ['Cologne' 1663/ 1665], 3125 ['Cologne' 1664/ 1665] et 3172 ['Leyde', 1667/ 1665]."). Berghman (Supplément) 554 (" 'La première édition, publiée par Foppens, est de 1663: (la Spehère) A Cologne, chez Jean Sambix le Jeune, à la Sphère. M.DC.LXII, pet. in-12, de 2 ff. limin. (titre et table), 437 pp. et 1 f. blanc. La deuxième édition, avec la même adresse, est de 1664: elle a 2 ff. limin. et 436 pp. La troisième de 1665, est celle que nous décrivons sous le n° 2015. Enfin une dernière édition, également signée Leyde, I. Sambix, 1667, a 2 ff. limin. et 427 pp. Le tome II, daté 1665, n'a été imprimé qu'une fois.' Note communiqué par M. Willems."). Vergl. Berghman 1642 ("Impr. par Fr. Foppens de Bruxelles. Le tome I, qui ne porte pas de tomaison, est de la 2e des quatres éditions données par Foppens. Le tome II (daté 1665), qui n'a été imprimé qu'une fois, contient des pièces qui ne se rattachent que de très loin à l'ouvrage principal."). Socoloff II A 154. Vergl. Motteley (1824) 1746. Vergl. Motteley (1847) S. 25. Montaran 521. Drouot (1946) 752. Vergl. Drouot (1987) 219 [1664/ 1665]. Thulins 148, 313. Vergl. EHC 12.1664.Mon.00 T01 ["Cologne", 1664] u. EHC 12.1664.Mon.00 T02 ["Leyde", 1665]. Weddigen 082. Die beiden einheitlich gebundenen Pergamentbände mit nur geringen Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren. Beide etwas sperrend, innen stellenweise gereinigt und/ oder mit Wasserspuren in den unteren weißen Rändern. Der zweite Band erschien nur in der vorliegenden Auflage von 1665, der erste Band hier in der ersten "Leidener"-Ausgabe von 1665, erstmals erschien er in etwas anderer Form bereits 1663 in "Köln", alle Ausgaben wurden jedoch für die Elzeviere bei Foppens in Brüssel gedruckt. Das fleuron mit dem Büffelkopf in der Foppens'schen Variante Rahir 138 wird mehrfach verwendet, so auf den Seiten 1, 153 und 365 im ersten, und auf Seite 1 im zweiten Band. Einige Schmuckinitialen im ersten, nur eine einzige im zweiten Band, der ornamental insgesamt sparsamer ausgestattet wurde. Die Vignette Rahir 139 wird mehrfach im

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        Wegweiser Zur Höflichkeit. Sampt Beygefügter Hauß-Regel, Wie Ein jedweder in seinem Stand sein Haußwesen anstellen und vollführen sol. Allen Jung und Alt sehr nützlich und dienlich. Neben einem ordentlichen Register. Zum andern mahl in Truck gegeben.

      Frankfurt a. M., Egidius Vogel für Johann David Zunner, 1665. 12°. Mit illustr. Kupfertitel. 7 Bll., 260 S., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt u. 2 Schließen. Dritte u. letzte Ausgabe dieses seltenen, anonym erschienenen Anstandsbuches. - Rücken etw. brüchig u. mit zwei Fehlstellen. Gebräunt. - VD17, 547:660474N (nur zwei Nachweise). Versand D: 12,00 EUR Hausväterliteratur, Hauswirtschaft, Anstandsbuch, Anstandsbücher, Wegweiser Zur Höflichkeit. Sampt Beygefügter Hauß-Regel

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        Occasional Reflections upon several Subiects [sic]. Whereto is premis'd a Discourse about such Kind of Thoughts.

      London: W. Wilson for Henry Herringman, 1665. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Two parts in one volume. 8vo (165 x 106 mm). [40], 1-80, 161-264, 1-229, [11] pp. A8 a8 b4 B-F8 M-R8 S4 Aa-Pp8. Title printed in red and black, imprimatur leaf before title, advertisement leaf after S4 not included. "Occasional reflections. The IV. section" (caption title) has separate pagination and register. Quires G-L and p. 81-161 are omitted but the text is continuous. Later calf (boards and extremities rubbed). Text only little browned, some ink underlinings in text, upper margin trimmed close affecting page numbers on a few leaves. Provenance: The library of Hugh Selbourne (small ink stamp to title verso and p.51). Good copy. ----Fulton 64; Wing B4005, Honeyman 464. - FIRST EDITION. Largely written whilst on holiday at Stalbridge in Dorset, Boyle reflects upon many subjects including angling ('Upon Fishing with a counterfeit Fly' and 'Upon Catching Store of Fish at a Baited Place'), 'Upon the Sports being interrupted by Rainy-weather' and 'Upon the Eating of Oysters', "Boyle's discursive style made him the object of playful satire, and Swift confesses that the present work was the inspiration of his 'Occasional Meditations on a Broomstick', and it is usually stated that Reflection III of Section VI on 'The Eating of Oysters' (p. 194) gave birth to Gulliver's Travels." (Fulton). "The book was once wrongly attributed to Isaac Walton." (Honeyman 464). Very Good.

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        A Treatise of the Laws of the Forest, Wherein is declared . . . the Original and beginning of Forests . . . Collected, as well out of the Common Laws and Statutes of this Land [etc.]. The Third Edition Corrected, and much Inlarged. Wing M554 (variant)

      The rare variant issue of the last 17th century edition of the first treatise on the law of the King's forest, much expanded from the first published edition of 1598, restoring substantial portions (including the last five chapters) there omitted. Contemporary calf, rebacked, a very good copy, with the elaborate bookplate of John Francis Neylan (printed by John Henry Nash); the Taussig copy. Printed for the Company of Stationers, London, 1665.

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        Some Motive and Incentives to the Love of God, Pathetically Discours'd of in a Letter to a Friend. The Fourth Edition, much Corrected.

      London: Printed for Henry Herringman, 1665. 4th Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (162 x 104 mm). [18], 173 [1] pp. Signatures: A-M8. Contemporary calf, spine with 4 raised bands (boards, spine and extremities rubbed, upper hinge split but holding). Internally only very little browned. Provenance: The library of Hugh Selbourne (small ink stamp to half-title verso and p.51). Good copy. ----Fulton 4. Fourth Edition of Boyles first separate work. The type of this edition is entirely reset from the previous. Known under the title "Seraphick Love" from the running head used in all 17th -century English editions, it did not find a place on the title-page until the 1693 Latin edition (see Fulton, p.2). Though perhaps as little known as any of Robert Boyle's numerous writings, there is much interest attaching to this work, as well as something of a romance in his life. By 1752, the work had been carried through fifteen English editions or variants. The text was written by Boyle when he was but 22 years old and is in the form of a letter addressed to Lindamor, 'a learned youth, well-born and well-bred.' It was suggested that this imaginary character, who appears in a number of Boyle's writings, was in fact no other than Boyle himself. (Fulton, p.3). Very Good.

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        Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales.

      Paris, Claude Barbin, 1665. ____ Edition originale du premier recueil des "Maximes" de La Rochefoucauld. C'est la première édition publiée en France avec l'autorisation de l'auteur, elle contient 318 maximes. En tête d'ouvrage on trouve un frontispice attribué à Poussin et gravé par Picart. Exemplaire de second état, avec les nombreux feuillets cartonnés signalés par Tchemerzine. 23 lignes à la page. La Rochefoucault surveilla attentivement l'impression de cette édition et corrigea et ajouta des maximes à l'aide de cartons (des nouveaux feuillets montés sur onglets). Les autres éditions publiées en 1665, à 22 lignes par pages, sont des contrefaçons. Petit manque le long du bord d'un plat. Exemplaire en reliure de l'époque, condition des plus rares, la plupart des exemplaires connus ayant été reliés à nouveau par des amateurs au XIXe siècle. Tchermerzine IV, 34. *****. In-12. Collation : frontispice, (48), 150, (10) pp. Vélin. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Land-Lords Law:

      12mo., (18) + 171 + (1)pp., wanting the preliminary blank, contemporary plain ruled sheep. A fine copy.Publisher: London, printed for Henry Twyford, Thomas Dring, and John Place.Year: 1665Edition: First edition: variant issue. Wing M.1803. Goldsmiths (1756) has another issue of 143pp. Sweet & Maxwell I, p.460 (#9).

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        Physico-mathesis de lumine, coloribus, et iride, aliisque adnexis libri duo, in quorum primo asseruntur nova experimenta, & rationes ab iis deductae pro substantialitate luminis...

      First edition Bologna: heirs of Vittorio Benacci for Girolamo Bernia, 1665. A fine copy of Grimaldi's only publication. This very important book contains the first account of the diffraction of light discovered by the author and it marks the first scientific attempt to establish a comprehensive wave theory of light. ?Macclesfield 943 (lacking the 2nd title); Arnoud de Vitry 429; Honeyman 1559. The diffraction experiments which Grimaldi describes here show "that a new mode of transmission of light had been discovered and that this mode contradicts the notion of an exclusively rectilinear passage of light. Diffraction thus gave prima facie evidence for a fluid nature of light. The name 'diffraction' comes from the loss of uniformity observed in the flow of a stream of water as it 'splits apart' around a slender obstacle placed in its path." (DSB). Grimaldi repeatedly states that colors are not something different from light but are modifications of light produced by the fine structure of the bodies which reflect it, and probably consisting of an alteration in the type of motion and in the velocity of the light. The different colors are produced when the eye is stimulated by light oscillations whose velocities differ. All these views were of fundamental importance for the subsequent development of optics. Newton was aware of Grimaldi's work, though only secondhand. The Englishman's great contribution to the knowledge of diffraction is his set of careful measurements which made clear the periodic nature of the phenomenon. Provenance: old inscription to letter press title, previous stamp scrapped away and another three letter stamp in the same area. Parkinson, Breakthroughs p. 103. 4to (252 x 184 mm), fully complete with the often lacking additional letter press title page: pp. [22], 1-535 [536:blank], [14:index], [2: Riccioli's address about the author]. Binding: contemporary vellum, manuscript lettering to spine, edges sprinkled in red, letter press title and a4 with some light damp staining, a few upper margins with some mild smudging, otherwise fine and clean througout - a very fine and unsophisticated copy.

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        Opera omnia quae extant, philosophica, moralia, politica, historica ... in quibus complures alii tractatus, quos brevitatis causa praetermittere visum est, comprehensi sunt, hactenus nunquam conjunctim edita, jam vero summo studio collecta, uno volumine comprehensa, & ab innumeris mendis repurgata: cum indice rerum ac verborum universali absolutissimo. His praefixa est auctoris vita.

      Francofurti ad Moenum Impensis Joannis Baptistae Schonwtteri, typis Matthaei Kempfferi, 1665. 1665 Early collected Latin edition of Bacon's works, including The History of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh; Sylva Sylvarum; The Essays, or Counsels, Civil and Moral; The Wisdom of the Ancients; Advancement and Proficiency of Learning; The Phenomena of the Universe or a Natural and Experimental History for the foundation of Philosophy. Folio; 10 preliminary leaves, 1324 numbered columns, 29pp index, with the engraved portrait frontispiece of Bacon (often lacking) as Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England and Lord Chancellor by Wenceslaus Hollar after Simon van de Passe (originally the frontispiece of 'Sylva Sylvarum, 1626) and the title page, with a magnificent engraved publisher's device, printed in red and black, decorative head- and tail-pieces and initials. Each of the eight works also has a separate title page, with a woodcut vignette, and the imprint date Anno MDCLXIV; pagination is continuous throughout. Contemporary full vellum, the spine lettered in brown ink in a contemporary hand. Vellum worn and stained, short splits to joints top and bottom, but binding holding tight and firm; pages deeply and evenly browned (not foxed), but not displeasingly so, the paper still fresh and supple. A Very Good completely unsophsitcated copy. OCLC Number: 38614269. Very Good

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        Hippocratis magni coacae praenotiones. Opus admirabile, intres libros distributum

      Apus Stephanum Gamoner. New edition, rare, after the original appeared in 1588 in Paris. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Apus Stephanum Gamoner Genevae (Genève) 1665 in-folio (22x36,5cm) (12) 578pp. (54) relié

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        He Palaia Diatheke Kata Tous Hebdomekonta [In Greek]. Vetus Testamentum Graecum Ex Versione Septuaginta Interpretum, Juxta Exemplar Vaticanum Romae Editum

      Cambridge:: Excusum per Joannem Field, Typographum Academicum,, 1665. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. SECOND ENGLISH EDITION of the Septuagint. Two Volumes. 12mo. 5 9/16 x 3 inches. [ii], 19, [1], 755 (i.e.: 767, page numbers 647-648 and 685-694 repeat), [1 blank]; 516, 273, [1 blank] pp. Title page (in Vol. I only; no separate title-page is called for in Vol. II when bound in two volumes) printed within a ruled border, printer's device on title page, Latin Preface in Vol. I by John Pearson, Aprocrypha added at the end of Vol. II, text in Greek; text clean, unmarked, margins trimmed close, occasionally just affecting the headlines. Bound in early nineteenth-century full crimson morocco, covers decorated in blind, raised bands, two compartments in the spine decorated in blind, spine titled in gilt, all edges gilt, turn-ins decorated in gilt; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear. Bookplate of the Duke of Sussex on front paste-down of Volume I. Very Good. This edition of the Septuagint is based on the Codex Vaticanus and its sixteenth century revision, now the textus receptus of the Greek Old Testament. The first English-language translation of the Septuagint was based on this edition. The Preface is by John Pearson (1612-1686), English theologian and scholar, and Bishop of Chester. The Preface defends the 72 translators of the Greek Bible from the criticisms of Jerome (347-420). PROVENANCE: with the bookplate of the Duke of Sussex on the front paste-down of Volume I. The title was conferred on 27 November 1801 upon Prince Augustus Frederick (1773-1843), the sixth son of George III, but since the Duke had no legitimate issue, the title became extinct on his death in 1843. The Duke of Sussex was President of the Royal Society from 1830 to 1838, and had a keen interst in biblical studies and Hebrew. REFERENCE: Darlow and Moule, Historical Catalogue ... of Holy Scripture, No. 4702; Wing, Short-Title Catalogue, B2719. Does not include the New Testament Volume printed the same year.

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        Diatribae Thomae Willisii Doc. Med. & Profess. Oxon. De febribus vindicatio adversus Edmundum De Meara Ormoniensem Hibernum M.D.

      London: At the house of John Martyn & James Allestry, at the sign of the Bell in St. Paul's churchyard, 1665. First edition, extremely rare, and in an untouched contemporary binding, of pioneering Oxford physician and physiologist Richard Lower's first and rarest book. Variously known as Diatribae and Vindicatio, De febribus vindication is a strident defence of Thomas Willis's Diatribae duae medico-philosophicae (London, 1658-9), against the criticisms of Irish physician Edmund O'Meara published in his Examen Diatribae Thomae Willisii de febribus (1665). "Lower served for at least ten years as Willis's 'research assistant' ... the best testimony of their harmonious relations is to be found in the present work by Lower, which is a valiant defence of Willis, and incidentally a book of considerable interest to the historian of science since it contains a preliminary statement of Lower's views concerning the functions of the heart and lungs" (Fulton, p. 13). "Lower's book is, in fact, the repository of some of the most important ideas that fretted the minds of his contemporaries. He defended Harveian circulatory physiology, and the role of the thoracic duct in nutrition; he substituted chemical principles for the four humours and constantly upheld the experimental method in medicine. When he wrote Vindicatio Richard Lower was the leading physiologist in Oxford. He had investigated the transfusion of blood and other fluids; he had studied the difference between venous and arterial blood as well as aspects of respiration, nutrition, and body heat, all in terms of a chemico-mechanical philosophy which reached maturity in Tractatus de Corde (1669). Richard Lower's Vindicatio is a rare book. Antoine Portal (1770-3), who reviewed O'Meara's Examen, was unable to obtain a copy of Vindicatio, and in his bibliography of Lower's works John Fulton traced only eight copies" (Dewhurst, p. vii). ESTC locates copies in fourteen British and Irish libraries, and just six elsewhere (BN, Cornell, NLM, NSU, UCLA and Yale). ABPC/RBH list no copy in the past fifty years. "Boyle's chemical trials on blood, Lower's vivisectional experiments on its color, Locke's speculations about air, fermentation, and the creation of arterial blood -- all were part of a broader, emergent conception of a corpuscular and chemical approach to Harveian problems. Just as the Oxonians believed that experimental challenge best revealed nature, so were the foundations of their own Harveianism revealed in response to a challenge upon their doyen, Thomas Willis. In early 1665 the elderly Bristol physician Edmund Meara published a severe quasi-Galenic critique of Willis's ideas on blood and fever. Dick Lower, as Ward noted, responded. Lower saw Meara's criticisms not just as an affront to Willis, but as an attack upon the entire tradition to which Harvey's work had given rise. During the early months of 1665, most certainly at breakneck speed, Lower wrote out his Vindicatio of Willis's Diatribae duae, and it was published by Martyn and Allestry about early May 1665. "Although Lower's book was in format very much a page-by-page refutation of Meara, it displays an overall logic proceeding from Lower's unified conception of physiological processes. As he said in dedicating the book to Boyle, he was defending not just Willis, but the entire new way of philosophizing; in this enterprise, Lower asked Boyle, as its guardian, for his blessing. One would only be following Lower's intentions in analyzing the major themes of the Vindicatio synoptically, rather than plodding sequentially from insult to invective. Lower proved himself as much a master of the literary dagger as of the dissecting knife, but there is no need to be bound by his polemical purposes. "The book's leitmotiv was the primacy of the blood as a locus of physiological processes. Although this theme was forced upon him by the nature of the debate Willis believed fevers arose in the blood, while Meara thought they were lodged in the solids Lower soon made it clear that on this point he was defending not so much Willis as Harvey. To prove the importance of the blood, he cited again and again Harvey's proof, in De generatione, that it was the first-generated part of the embryo. The blood was the first formed, as Harvey and Willis correctly believed, because it was the vehicle of the soul; Lower, like those before him, adduced the well-worn scriptural confirmation. He even turned Meara's charge of impiety against Harvey back upon the Irishman; if the Scriptures said that the divine spark was in the blood, how could any good Christian deny it? "Moreover, Lower, in focusing on the importance of the blood, attempted to justify his analysis of blood components by appeal to Harvey. Harvey, Lower said, had given first place to the blood for good Aristotelian reasons: that it was composed of similar and dissimilar parts. Lower then made Harvey an honorary corpuscularian by interpreting this to mean that the arterial blood was a homogeneous substance, while venous blood was a heterogeneous one. This could easily be seen, Lower said, if one cut the carotid artery of a dog; the blood was the same color throughout and had no darker parts, no crassamentum negrum. In contrast, blood drawn from the jugular vein and allowed to stand in a bowl acquired a thin florid top and a darker bottom, as it separated into its blood components. All of this disproved Meara's absurd four-humors theory of the blood and justified Harvey's conclusions. Lower then went on, in a lengthy "Digressio de natura sanguinis," to establish a true "anatomy" of the blood, based upon chemical and physiological experiments. These conceptions of the various fractions of the blood and their constituent particles were drawn, Lower said, from a set of lectures that Willis had given recently at Oxford. In the subsequent pages, Lower's and Willis's ideas were so intermixed that it is impossible to differentiate them. Nor is it necessary to do so. Lower and Willis had collaborated for so long that their views on blood as a particulate, fermentable substance had long since fused. "The defense of the primacy of the blood was, in Lower's mind, only part of the defense of all of Harvey's findings concerning the motion and nature of the blood. Meara accepted a kind of circulatory motion, but Lower ridiculed it not being truly Harveian. He recapitulated how the blood's motion was due to the contraction of the heart and to the arrangement of the cardiac valves. He accused Meara of being an anti-Copernican in the field of medicine, wanting to turn back the tide of recent discoveries in favor of older ideas. According to Lower, this Harveian tradition also included the discovery of the lacteals, the lymphatics, and the thoracic duct, discoveries that complemented Harvey's own of the circulation. Lower did not know that Harvey had never accepted the thoracic duct, so he righteously chided Meara for neglecting both it and the implications it had for a proper explanation of nutrition. Thus Meara still believed that the liver made blood from chyle, a position one could not maintain if one accepted both Harvey's circulation and Pecquet's duct. "Taking another page from De generatione, Lower argued through the book that the blood was the seat of heat in the body. Meara's idol, he charged, was some calidum innatum that was separate and independent from the fluids of the body. This was false. Insofar as the body had heat, it was contained in the blood. But in attempting to defend Harvey on this point, and Willis as a follower of Harvey, Lower betrayed the fact that he, under the tutelage of Willis, had evolved a system of physiological explanation that was, in many important senses, far removed from the Harveian problems and themes upon which it was based. He accepted totally Willis's idea of the blood as a fermentative liquid, composed of particles of salt, sulphur, and spirit, in a watery vehicle. This fermentation was responsible for the blood being able to convert chyle into itself. The heat in the blood resulted from this same fermentable nature. "The process by which heat was brought out of the blood, ascension, was a key concept in Lower's physiological scheme. It took place in the left ventricle of the heart, as the result of contact between the blood and a nitrosulphurous ferment. The heat forced out of the blood in this way was then, by the muscular beat of the heart, distributed throughout the body. The enkindling of the inflammable, sulphurous particles of the blood in this way constituted the flamma vitalis, a combustion that was unlike common fire in that it gave off no light or visible flame. As Willis had noted in the De fermentation, Lower said, this ascension was a sudden commotion, a sudden resolving of the particles in the blood. "Lower's ideas on blood color and on the function of respiration were subordinate to this life-giving process of ascension. Because the enkindled blood was distributed to all parts of the body, when it returned to the heart via the veins, its heat was spent. Lower even went so far as to assert that, since the true ascension of the blood did not take place until it reached the left ventricle, the blood in the lungs was the same as that found in the veins. The color and the consistency of the blood, he affirmed, depended upon the flame or ferment of the heart. Lower was later to regret his rash desire for consistency. "Lower's reflections on respiration occurred very much as afterthoughts to his more important ideas on the composition of the blood and the changes it underwent in the heart. Since the blood was, in some sense, a liquid in combustion, it needed the lungs to rid itself of its smokey wastes. This was the function of expiration: to rid the blood of vapors and effluvia. that the blood was mixed by the motion of the lungs during the pulmonary transit. This was why fish had gills as analogues to lungs. He also gave the function of inspiration in straightforward terms: "in order that the blood, in its passage [through the lungs], may be impregnated with the nitrous food of the air." The phrase that Lower used in both of his explanations of the function of inspiration, the aeris pabulum nitrosum, was the same one that Bathurst had used more than a decade previously in his lectures. "Moreover, Lower said, how much the inspired air conduced to the preservation of the vital fire of the heart could be seen in a simple experiment in vivorum animalium dissection. The experiment he related was exactly the one that his friends, Millington and Needham, had reported to the Royal Society just a few months earlier and which had so impressed Boyle. One waited until the heart of a dissected animal had stopped beating. Then a tube was inserted into the thoracic duct, or into the vena cava, a breath of air was blown through it, and the heart's motion could be restored. The cause of this effect, Lower said, seems to be that in dying animals, the fire of life outlived the motion of the lungs and could be re-enkindled by particles of air. The increased fire in the sinus of the heart stimulated the animal spirits in the fibers of the heart, which excited a contraction and a subsequent pulse. "Such a summary of Lower's physiological ideas looks well past the polemical purposes that occasioned the Vindicatio. But that attitude is not unhistorical; Lower's contemporaries did the same. Oldenburg wrote a brief review of the work for the Philosophical Transactions of 5 June 1665 that completely neglected the invective. The book was, he said, a "small, but very ingenious and Learned Treatise," in which Lower reported on "many considerable Medical and Anatomical inquiries." Oldenburg cited certain of Lower's discussions as of greatest interest: the primacy of the blood and whether it performed the function of sanguification; whether the motion of the blood, after the heart ceased, argued that life and the pulse rested ultimately in the blood; new experiments to prove that chyle was not transmuted into blood by the liver; the nature of the blood and the difference between venous and arterial blood; and "what the uses of the Lungs are in hot animals." A man like Oldenburg, conversant with the traditions of research at Oxford, saw past the ephemeral issues of the debate. "One can see at every juncture in the Vindicatio the themes that had run through almost two decades of physiological work at Oxford: the close attention paid to Harvey's work, especially the De generatione; the importance of the blood and the reasons for the differences between its two species; the treatment of heat as a process linked to the blood and its composition; and the belief that the blood absorbed a nitrous food during the pulmonary transit. The belief in the pabulum nitrosum is especially indicative of the shared nature of conceptual frameworks in the Oxford group. Lower's Vindicatio of 1665 was the first published work since Ent's Apologia (1641) that mentioned a nitrous substance in the air that had a respiratory function. Judged by the standards of formal "publication," Lower had put forward a "new" idea in a new explanatory context. Yet he felt he was doing no such thing. The notion was simply part of the conceptual tradition of the social community within which he had come to scientific maturity. The idea, like many others, had been promulgated long before it had been published" (Frank, pp. 188-192). A second edition of Lower's Vindicatio was published at Amsterdam in 1666 (Fulton 3); this is the only subsequent edition until Kenneth Dewhurst's facsimile and English translation in 1983. Lower's defence was answered by Conly Cassin in his Willisius male vindicates sive Medicus Oxoniensis mendacitatis & inscitiae detectus, published at Dublin in 1667. The tract is referred to by Lower in the Introduction to De Corde. Richard Lower was born in 1632 into the Cornish gentry, educated by Richard Busby at Westminster School, and elected to a Studentship at Christ Church [College, Oxford] in 1649. He took his BA in February 1653, and MA in June 1655. Lower came gradually into the study of medicine, eventually accumulating his BM and DM in 1665, a few years after he had lost his Studentship at Christ Church for failing to be ordained. In 1666 Lower married a widow possessed of a neighbouring manor in Cornwall, and in 1667 settled in London. The same year he became FRS and a candidate in the Royal College of Physicians. Lower's admission as FRCP in 1675 coincided with his growing practice in aristocratic circles, and, in Wood's phrasing, 'no man's name was more cried up at court than his.' The strong Whig sympathies of Lower lost him practice in the early 1680s, but he re-emerged as a favourite after the Glorious Revolution, and remained prominent until his relatively early death in January 1691. Dewhurst (ed.), Richard Lower's Vindicatio. A defence of the experimental method, A facsimile edition, 1983; Frank, Harvey and the Oxford Physiologists, 1980; Fulton, A Bibliography of Two Oxford Physiologists: Richard Lower (1631-1691), John Mayow (1643-1679), 2 (no. 1 is the same work with A7/8 in their original state, but Fulton admits that "the original issue with leaves A7 and 8 uncancelled has not yet been found"); ESTC R3593; Wing L3308. Not in Garrison-Morton or Wellcome (the latter has the 1666 Amsterdam edition but not the first edition; the former has neither). 8vo (156 x 92 mm), pp. [xv], 194, [1, errata], including initial imprimatur (dated 22 March 1664, i.e. 1665) printed in A1v and errata on O2r, A7/8 cancels, as usual. Contemporary blind-ruled English calf, lettered in manuscript (rubbed, with splitting of upper joint and slight loss to spine at head and foot), endpapers sprung revealing printers' waste within binding. A fine and crisp unsophisticated copy.

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        [Caribbean] [Slavery] Histoire Naturelle et Morale des Iles Antilles de l'Amerique. Enrichie d'un grand nobre de belles Figures en taille douce, des Places & des Raretez les plus considerables, qui y sont decrites. / Avec un Vocabulaire Caraibe. / Seconde Edition. / Reveue & augmentee de plusieurs Descriptions, & de quelques eclaircissemens, qu'on desiroit en la precedente

      Second Edition A Roterdam Chez Arnout Leers M. DC. LXV [1665] 4to: [34],583,[13]pp,with extra engraved title, three folding plates, and 46 plates of various sizes included in the text, displaying the settlements and natural history of the Antilles and the Caribbean. Bound in late 18th or early 19th century paper-covered boards, spine and corners green, boards pink, red morocco lettering piece gilt?a remarkably elegant presentation. An excellent copy, generally clean pages, clear print and ample margins throughout; mildly and uniformly toned, hint of damp-staining at top edge of first few gatherings; all plates in excellent impressions (blank outer margin of engraved title trimmed to plate mark without affecting engraving); very pretty (and sturdy) early binding. Sabin 72316. Nissen ZBI 3448. Landis, European Americana 665/173. Brunet III, 206. Near Fine Augmented, revised, and enlarged Second Edition (first published, in French, in 1658) of one of the most significant seventeenth century sources on the natural history and ethnography of the West Indies, their peoples, trade, flora and fauna, with digressions on the Eskimo and Indian nations, early European settlements of Florida, Georgia, the Appalachians, and Greenland, and, importantly, the African slave trade, the sugar trade, and sugar plantations. The first parts relates principally to the natural history of the islands, and the second to the manners, custom, religion and arts of their peoples. A vocabulary of the Carib language rounds out the content. "Much of the material may have been collected by De Poincy, but the principal or rather sole compiler of the work appears to have been Charles de Rochefort, pastor of the French Protestant church at Rotterdam, who had resided several years in the West Indies. His name and profession are given in full only on the title of the Dutch translation published at Rotterdam in 1662. . . . Notwithstanding, . . . the work is an important and valuable contribution to our knowledge of the Antilles and their inhabitants." (Sabin). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Memoires du Mareschal de Bassompierre contenant l'histoire de sa vie.

      Chez Pierre Marteau[Elzevier?]. Edition à la même date que l'originale, et à la même adresse, mais qui ne possède pas la même collation. En outre, le volume I ne contient pas le fleuron que l'on trouve sur l'originale, bien qu'il se trouve sur la page de titre du second volume ; le matériel typographique est sensiblement différent pour les pages de titre. Chez Pierre Marteau[Elzevier?] A Cologne 1665 In-16 (7,5x13cm) (2) 403pp. et (2) 493pp. 2 tomes en 2 volumes reliés

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        Autograph letter, signed, to church officials in Soriano]. Rome, 24 October 1696. Folio (27 x 19.5 cm). In Italian in brown ink on paper, formerly folded for sending, addressed on the outside, and sealed with black wax, stamped through the paper (with the seal preserved).

      - Letter written in Italian by Sabino Mariani (1665-1721) in Rome, Papal ambassador and financial officer of the Apostolic Dataria, to the Priory[?] of the Province[?] of Viterbo at Soriano concerning financial matters. In 1697 Mariani was already making plans to go to China in connection with the Propaganda Fide's efforts there. In 1702 he left for China as part of a diplomatic and missionary expedition, accompanying the papal legate Cardinal Charles Maillard de Tournon (1668-1710), appointed by Pope Clement XI. This embassy was charged with the task of inspecting and reporting on the general state of the missions and to settle the Christian rites controversy regarding the Chinese converts.With some old folds, a small hole in first leaf, slight affecting 2 letters of one word, and some very minor foxing. The recipient tore the paper around the seal to open the letter, but part of the piece torn out, including the entire seal, still survives as it was secured with wax to another part of the leaf for sending. In good condition.

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        Relation de la Conduite présente de la Cour de France.

      Leiden: Antoine Du Val 1665. 12mo (12,9 x 7,0 cm). (2), 106 pp. Full polished calf, covers with gilt triple-fillet frame, spine richly gilt decorated with gilt-lettered morocco letterpiece and 5 raised bands, all edges gilt, gilt inner dentelles, board edges with a gilt fillet, linen bookmark. Typographic title page with Foppens's Sphere as printer's device. With a headpiece and an endpiece. Original edition of a work that was pirated by Elzevier. The Relation provides a highly critical overview of the situation of France in 1664, giving attention to King Louis XIV and his family, the administration and the ministers, the financial situation and economy, especially the unjust distribution of wealth and the high taxes, the legal system (Chambre de Justice, imprisonment &c), military force &c. According to Willems, our edition, published by Foppens from Brussels, is the original one and has been pirated the same year by Daniel Elzevier. Splendid masterbinding, signed Lebrun at the foot of the spine. Lebrun, a pupil of René Simier, worked in Paris between 1830 and 1860. Endpaper with an armorial ex-libris of M.D.V. and an old name (Gaillard) in ink on title page. First page with slight damage to ink of headpiece and a few letters. A desirable rare edition in a splendid masterbinding. For a full description and more images please visit .

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        Typus Montis Vesuvii prout ab autore a. 1638 visus fuit

      1665. Rara rappresentazione in sezione del Vesuvio, pubblicata nell'opera Mundus subterraneus, la cui prima edizione fu pubblicata nel 1665. Un monumentale trattato di geologia, in 12 libri, corredato di numerose illustrazioni Secondo Kircher la stuttura della Terra è cavernosa, fatta di grandi cavità e di condotti di collegamento, nei quali si trovano, percorrendo starde separate e condotti volta per volta speciali, aria, acqua e fuoco. Nell'opera Mundus subterranesus, l'autore descrive la Terra a partire da queste cavità: al centro della Terra si trovano acque e fuochi che escono all'esterno attraverso i fiumi e attraverso i vulcani. L'opera si basa anche sulle osservazioni compiute durante un unico, breve ma movimentato, viaggio a Malta, con escursioni naturalistiche in Sicilia e a Napoli (1637-1638). La sosta siciliana avvenne in un momento in cui l'Etna e lo Stromboli non erano quiescenti e il ritorno verso Roma fu reso avventuroso da un violento terremoto (marzo 1638) che colpì la costa calabra proprio all'arrivo di Kircher. A Napoli, il Vesuvio manifestava un'attività che, pur non pericolosa, completava il quadro 'infernale' che il gesuita vide alla solfatara di Pozzuoli e ai Campi Flegrei. Del resto, solo pochi anni prima, nel 1631, si era registrata l'eruzione più violenta e distruttiva del vulcano, dopo quella del 79 d.C, con più di 4.000 vittime. In questa bella illustrazione, l'autore rappresenta il vulcano in sezione, come se si trattasse di un edificio di cui viene segnalata la presenza di gallerie e camini secondari. Kircher riferisce che la circonferenza dell'orlo crateico misura circa 4 km e il suo fondo raggiunge una profondità quasi prossima al livello del mare. Acquaforte, finemente colorata a mano, in ottimo stato di conservazione. "Very unusual view with a cut-away to reveal the interior of Vesuvius erupting with smoke and flames billowing forth. A small village named Portici is shown in the foreground. This is from ""Mundus Subterraneu"": the most geological of Kircher's works, published the first time in Amsterdam, 1665. This book is notable for containing early plates of the Earth's interior, and views of spectacular eruptions of Mt. Vesuvius and Mt. Etna. Plato's Atlantis is represented as an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Kircher also examines water and fire cycles--providing detailed explanations of hydrophylacia (modern aquifers) and pyrophylacia (modern magma chambers). Furthermore, this is one of the first books dealing with speleology. Kircher's book is far-ranging in his attempt to avoid the split between science, philosophy and religion It was, in part, based on Kircher's observations of the eruption of Vesuvius and the two weeks of earthquakes that shook Calabria in 1638. From December 1631 to January 1632, explosive activity at Vesuvius caused a caldera collapse, a tsunami, mud flows, scorched farms, and up to 4,000 deaths. It was the volcano's most destructive eruption since 79 AD. The volcano was still rumbling several years later when, in 1638, it received a distinguished visitor: Athanasius Kircher, a German Jesuit mathematician and linguist living in Rome. Unlike his sensible contemporaries, he didn't admire the volcano from a respectable distance. He descended into the active crater. Etching, hand coloured, in very good condition." Amsterdam Amsterdam 420 370

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