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        Lexicon juris sveo-gothici collectore Johanne Loccenio. Accedit index explicationis dictionum feudalium. Editio secunda emendatior & auctior, addito etiam novo indice, continente simul veterum juris sveo-gothici verborum interpretationem sveticam.

      - Uppsala, Henricus Curio, 1665. 8:o. (4),+ 267,+ (1),+ 16 s. Samtida bläckanteckningar och enstaka bläckplumpar. Sammanbunden med: LOCCENIUS, Johannes. Antiquitatum sveo-gothicarum libri tres. In quibus prisci sveonum et gothorum mores, status regni atque instituta cum hodiernis, pro re nata, comparantur; leges patriæ passim, variaque auctorum loca illustrantur et explicantur. Editio tertia emendatior & auctior. Accedit nunc index rerum et verborum. Uppsala, Henricus Curio, 1670. 8:o. (8),+ 210,+ (14) s. Sid. 137-142 och 163-64 med små hål med textförlust. Samtida bläckanteckningar och småfläckar. Pergamentband från början av 1700-talet med något trasig blå ryggtiteletikett. Båda arbetena med Andreas Claudii Julinus ägarnamnteckning, i det förra fallet med inköpsdatum 1703 och i det senare 1702. På pärmens insida dennes namnteckning åter samt anteckning om att de köpts i Stockholm, kostade 2 riksdaler var och att inbindningen kostat ?:30, samt ordspråket ?Ergo: Liber est meus, testis est Deus? Från Vegeholms bibliotek med von Dübens exlibris och Magnus Flincks namnteckning. Collijn sp. 530 resp. sp. 528. Andra upplagan av Loccenius lexikon, och Antiquitatem i tredje. Första upplagan av lexikonet utkom 1651 och en tredje 1674. Som forskare i svensk rätt och som lärare introducerade Loccenius rättsvetenskapen i Sverige, och behovet av ett lexikon som definierade och översatte det ålderdomliga svenska rättsspråket till latin var stort. Loccenius arbetade även ständigt vidare på detta lexikon och varje ny upplaga innebar förbättringar. De ibland felande 16 sidorna i slutet av lexikonet består av tillägget ?Auctarium lexici juris, et speciatim legum Westro-gothicarum, Westmannicarum & Sudermannicarum?, och utkom endast till denna andra upplaga. Det återfinns dock ibland även bundet med tredje upplagan. ?Antiquitatum? i den andra separata upplagan (se ovan nr. 130). Andreas Claudii Julinus var son till Clas Julinus och sonson till Andreas Magni Julinus. Han skrevs in vid Uppsala universitet 21/10 1692

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        Caliope's cabinet opened. Wherein gentlemen may be informed how to adorn themselves for funerals, feastings, and other heroick meetings. Also here they may know their place and worth, with all the degrees and distinctions of honour in the realm: shewing how every one ought to take place, with the titles due to them; with other things of antiquity very observeable.

      London, printed by G.M.* for Will. Crooke, at the three bibles on Fleet-Bridge, 1665. 8vo., (4) + 66 + (2)pp., with 7 small woodcuts in the text, contemporary plain ruled sheep, head and foot of spine just a little worn else a very good crisp copy. First edition. A charming little book of etiquette dedicated by the author 'To the Worshipful Thomas Clifford, Esquire, and to the worshipful Henry Ford, Esquire, Justices of the Peace, for the County of Devon'. The author provides the reader with the rules of precedence of all and sundry from farm workers, and shopkeepers at the lowest level, through various ranks of craftsmen and the science-based professions (the Doctor of Physick, the orator, mathematician, geometrician, astronomer, musician and poet). There is a substantial section on funerals, including a table of what effectively were death duties, and also a useful index. The author seems to be otherwise unknown. * The printer, identified by Wing, was George Miller.

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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 [comprising 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]

      Francofurti ad Moenum [Frankfurt]: Impensis Joannis Baptistae Schonwtteri, typis Matthaei Kempfferi, 1665., 1665. Vellum. Very Good. First Latin edition of Bacon's collected works, comjprising 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 engraved publisher's device, printed in red and black, decorative head- and tail-pieces and initials. Each of the eight works with separate title page, with a woodcut vignette, and imprint date Anno MDCLXIV; pagination continuous throughout. Contemporary full vellum, 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. Gibson 236. 1324 columns plus Index First Latin edition. Folio in sixes. [10], 1324 (in double columns), [29] pages. Early in his career, Bacon claimed “all knowledge as his province” and dedicated himself to a wholesale revaluation and re-structuring of traditional learning.

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        Vida del glorioso San Pedro Nolasco, patriarca y fundador. del. orden de N. S. de la Merced. con instrucciones morales y politica. de los Reyes de Espana, y Francia.Por El Padre Fray Juan De La Presentacion.

      Cadiz, Machado 1665. - 16 Bll., 322 num. Blätter, 4 Bll. Flexibler Prgt. d. Zt. 21 x 16 cm. Palau 236.585; Diaz XIV, 122; Catalogos de Impresos Del Siglo XVIII, III/1, 2794. - Über den Heiligen Petrus Nolascus (1182-1249 ?). Er lebte am Hofe König Jakob I. von Aragon. Nach einer Wallfahrt zum Marienheiligtum Montserrat beschloss er, auf eigene Kosten, sich für den Freikauf von christlichen Gefangenen aus der moslemischen Sklaverei einzusetzen. Mit Hilfe von König Jakob I. und dessen Berater gründete er 1218 den "Ordo Beatae Mariae Virginis de Mercede pro Redemptione Captivorum". Zustand: Exlibris auf Innendeckel der leicht defekt ist. Stempel auf Titel. Gelenke vorne aufgebrochen. Tls. etwas fleckig und gebräunt.

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        John Ogilby, translator. The works of Publius Virgilius Maro. Bound with: Thomas Hobbes, of Malmsbury. Homer's Iliads in English. To which may be added Homer's Odysses Englished by the same author.

      1. [4], 380p. 2. [12], 384p.Original vellum binding. Both titles quite uncommon.

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        Mappa Maris Mediterranei Fluxus Currentes et Naturam Motionum explicans

      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. Amsterdam Amsterdam Dimensioni in mm. 555 X 345

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        Memoires de Messire Pierre du Bourdeille

      Les Vies des Dames Illustres de France de fon temps Frankreich Chez IEAN SAMBIX le Ieune, 1665 - 407 Ledereinband, Hardcover/Pappeinband, gebundene Ausgabe Memoires de Messire Pierre du Bourdeille Einband altersbedingt berieben Buchrücken fehlt oben und unten jeweils altersbedingt ein Stück Kanten altersbedingt bestossen Seiten und Schnitt altersbedingt nachgedunkelt Schnitt war mal Rot Farbe am Schnitt fehlt altersbedingt fast vollständig Seiten weisen altersbedingt minimale Stockfleckenbildung auf Exemplar auf Französisch Masse ca. 13,5x8cm Maße 13,5 cm x8 cm Sprache: Deutsch Ledereinband, Hardcover/Pappeinband, gebundene Ausgabe [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      A Roterdam: Chez Arnout Leers, M. DC. LXV [1665]. Second Edition. Paper-Covered Boards. Near Fine+. 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. 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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      Rotterdam, 1665. Engraved title, title-leaf, [32],583,[13]pp. plus three folding plates. Forty-four copper plate engravings. Quarto. Old vellum. Vellum dust soiled, small portion of spine lacking. Occasional light foxing or toning. Bottom margin of one folding plate trimmed, slightly affecting explanation. Another folding plate neatly detached. Overall a very nice copy. The second French edition. This copy contains the armorial bookplates of Mathew Wilson and Frances Mary Richardson Currer. Currer (1785-1861) was a renowned British book collector who occasionally had privately printed catalogues of her collection produced. Her library, said to have been comprised of some 20,000 fine books, was sold through Sotheby's in 1862. "The books were all in choice condition, many with fine bindings....The books contain an heraldic book-plate, and are generally noticeable for their fine condition" - DNB. Mathew Wilson was Currer's grandfather or father (both were of the same name), of Eshton Hall, Yorkshire. This important work on the islands of the Caribbean, with interesting information on Florida, Georgia, and the Eskimos, was originally published in French in 1658, its main purpose being the encouragement of Huguenot emigration to America. Its greatest contribution was the impressive marshalling of contemporary information on the Caribbean islands, especially the French and British colonies developing as sugar plantations. However, Rochefort also includes a long account of an "Apalacite" kingdom of Indians said to exist in Florida and present- day Georgia, fanciful in its overall picture, but with some basis in fact. Besides this excursion, there is also a brief account of Greenland Eskimos, and one of the illustrations provides perhaps the best contemporary graphic image of both Eskimos and their garb. It is the Caribbean section, however, which is most significant, and therein are found detailed descriptions of the European settlement of the islands and their natural history, in perhaps the most useful single source of the century. Everett Wilkie has published a detailed article concerning this book, which supplies a wealth of detailed discussion of the book, its authors and text. Wilkie, "The authorship and purpose of the HISTOIRE NATURELLE ET MORAL DE ILES ANTILLES, an early Huguenot emigration guide" in HARVARD LIBRARY BULLETIN New Series Vol. 2, No. 3, Fall 1991, pp.26-84, 1666.2. CLARK I:142. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 665/173. JCB (3)III:136. SABIN 72316. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 3345. DNB V, p.340. SERVIES 194 (1666 English ed).

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

      à Cologne: Chez Pierre Marteau[Elzevier?], 1665. Fine. Chez Pierre Marteau[Elzevier?], à Cologne 1665, In-16 (7,5x13cm), (2) 403pp. et (2) 493pp., 2 tomes en 2 volumes reliés. - 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. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] 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. Le premier volume contient 403pp. contre 501pp. pour l'originale, le second n'a que 493pp. contre 132pp. et 808pp pour le deuxième volume de l'originale. Il existe également une version en 3 volumes à l'adresse de Pierre Marteau à la même date. Ces différences entre les trois éditions ne sont pas élucidées. Reliures en plein chagrin vert ca 1850 signée Bruyère. Dos à nerfs orné de 3 petits fleurons, de filets à frois et à chaud. Titres et tomaisons dorées. Double filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Frise intérieure. Tranches dorées. Une bande éclaircie en haut du plat inférieur du tome I. Dos uniformément éclaircis, mais très bel exemplaire, parfaitement frais. Bassompierre fut emprisonné à la Bastille en 1631 pour avoir participé à la Journée des dupes ; il consacra sa détention de douze années à écrire ses mémoires (Journal de ma vie) puis ses ambassades, qui paraîtront en 1668. En plus d'être un des gentilshommes parmi les plus accomplis de son temps, Bassompierre poursuivit deux carrieres brillantes et parallèles sous Henri IV et Louis XIII, militaire et diplomatique. Ces mémoires ont toujours été particulièrement goûtés, elles portent le sceau de l'amertume de l'emprisonnement et sont l'oeuvre d'un grand gentilhomme français. Ex-libris aux armes du XIXe L. H. Ruault du Plessis Vaidière. Un second ex-libris H. Louyvet. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        1665 Five Orders of Architecture VIGNOLA French Illustrated Columns Arches

      A Paris : Ches Pierre Mariette ., 1665. - 1665 Five Orders of Architecture VIGNOLA French Illustrated Columns Arches “The most successful architectural textbook ever written.” A rare printing of Vignola’s ‘Five Orders of Architecture’ Giacomo da Vignola was perhaps the most important 16th-century architects. This edition was one of many to be based on Pierre Le Muet's reduction of 1632. The majority of the illustrations are straight copies of those in Le Muet's edition, and parts of the text are also copied directly from the same source, although a few captions have been revised by Bernard Menessier , and the comparison of the orders which appears in some of the Italian folio editions has been added. According to Fornari, this entire work was engraved on copper. Item number: #874 Price: $750 VIGNOLA, Giacomo Barozzi da Regles des cinq ordres d'architecture de M. Jacques Barozzio de Vignole : traduction nouvelle, & augmentation de ses oeuures. A Paris : Ches Pierre Mariette ., 1665. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [7], 93p o Signatures: {}4 A-E8 F4 G2\ o 58 engraved plates, and engraved title • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • References: Comolli IV, 114; Fowler 292; Fornari-Spinola, Catalogo 1474; o Comolli mentions this same edition exists in a rare printing in Corsinian. • Language: French • Size: ~6in X 3.5in (15cm x 9cm) 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! 874 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Iratae nemesis rogus succensus, Oder Schmeltz-Ofen Göttlicher Gerechtigkeit Durch den Ungehorsam des ersten Menschen angeflammet, Das ist: Ausführliche Beschreibung Was für Straffen, Betrangnussen, und Müheseeligkeiten die Sünd des ersten Menschen über das gantze Menschliche Geschlecht gezogen [...]. Mit Unterschiedlichen Lehrreichen Predig-Concepten auf alle Sonntäg des Jahrs Anständigen Gleichnussen, und raren Geschichten vermenget [...]. 2 in einem Band.

      4. Mit 2 gest. Titelkupfer (von Johann Balthasar Wening nach J. E. Kendlbacher) u. einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten. 15 Bll., 245 (1) S., 7 Bll. 5 Bll., 221 (1) S., 6 Bll., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückentitel. Erstausgabe. - Der zweite Band mit dem Titel Placate nemesis stillicidium amoris, Göttlicher Liebe, Geheimnußreicher, Feuerlöschender Zu- und Gnaden-Fluß [...]. - Der Augustinereremit und Schriftsteller Leopold Gramiller (um 1665-1722) war von 1700 bis 1703 Prior in Bettbrunn, danach im Münchener Konvent, ab 1706 als Subprior. 1709 wurde er Prediger und Präses der von den Augustinern in München betreuten Bruderschaften. Außerdem wirkte er als Beichtvater. 1712 wurde er Prior des Konventes zu Schönthal (Oberpfalz), 1716 dann Spiritual der Augustinerinnen in Niederviehbach. Bekannt wurde Gramiller vor allem als Prediger an der Münchener Augustinerkirche. Dort war er seit 1718 bis zu seinem Tod wieder tätig. Etliche seiner Predigten erschienen im Druck [...] (E. Steinhauer im BBKL). - Einband berieben u. fleckig. Kl. alter Besitzverm. a. Innendeckel. Gebräunt u. stockfleckig. Wenige Bll. im Register des ersten Bandes m. größerem Tintenfleck. - Die wenigen über KVK nachweisbaren Exemplare offenbar zumeist ohne den zweiten Band. -

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        Schola Steganographica, In Classes Octo Distributa quibus, praeter alia multa, ac jucundissima, explicantur Artificia Nova, Queis quilibet, scribendo Epistolam ….

      Nuremberg:: Jobus Hertz for Johann Andrea Endter & Heirs of Wolfgang Junior, 1665.. Sm. 4to. [36], 346, [6] pp. Extra-engraved title page (signed T.F.F.), half-title, title page printed in red and black, engraved arms of Ferdinand Maximilian (1625-1669), Hereditary Prince of Baden-Baden, 8 engraved plates (6 double-page, 2 folding), 3 tables (1 folding, 1 double-page), text engravings, woodcut initials, head and tail pieces. Lacks 2Y1-2 book-list of Schott's works, found in some copies [supplied in photo-copy facs.]. Contemporary vellum, title in old hand on spine, edges speckled red; minor toning and foxing, vellum browned as usual; one tie remains. Bookplate of Hedwig & Eberhard Frey dated 1920, drawn by Reinhold Nägele (1884-1972). One plate with repaired tears at blank tab; otherwise a fine copy. FIRST EDITION OF THIS EARLY WORK ON CRYPTOGRAPHY AND CIPHERS, AND MORE SPECIFICALLY SECRET WRITING. Noel Malcolm points out that political and religious authorities want to conceal the knowledge of esoteric or secret doctrines in order to control power and stressing the importance of keeping secret one's counsel. –See: “Private and Public Knowledge,” by Noel Malcolm, in Findlen [below], p.305. ¶ Schott (1608-1666) Jesuit, student and assistant of Athanasius Kircher, during the last years of his life he decided to publish the mass of material he had collected on scientific subjects both from his own researches and those of others. He produced in a period of eight years (1658-1666) eleven books. He taught mathematics and physics at Mainz and Würzberg. He “...yearned for the intellectual delights of Rome, and after twenty-five years in Italy he suffered from German winters and had to have his own hypocaust installed...Exhausted, it is said, by overwork on his books, he died in 1666.” - DSB XII, p.211. ¶ “Steganography falls into two branches, linguistic steganography and technical steganography. Only the first is closely related to cryptography. The technical aspect can be covered very quickly: invisible inks have been in use since Pliny's time. Onion juice and milk have proved popular and effective through the ages (turning brown under heat or ultraviolet light).” – Friedrich L. Bauer, Decrypted Secrets: Methods and Maxims of Cryptology, p.8. PROVENANCE: Hedwig & Eberhard Frey. Eberhard Frey (1872-1963) was a German writer and art critic and a collector (and writer about) of bookplates. See: Richard Braungart, Deutsche Exlibris und Andrere Kleingraphik der Gegenwart. (1922), p.71. REFERENCES: VD 17 3:006423R; Dunnhaupt (2ed.) V,12.1; Caillet 10007;. Graesse VI, part 1 315. Hirsch III,551;. Jantz II,2262; De Backer/ Sommervogel VIII, 910; Wheeler Gift I,190; BL 17th German S1254; Galland 163. See: Umberto Eco, “Kircher Tra Steganografia E Poligrafia,” in Athanasius Kircher S.J. Il Museo del Mondo, Rome, 2001, pp. 211-213, for a discussion of Schott's revision of Kircher's work on secret-writing. See: Paula Findlen Athanasius Kircher: The Last Man who Knew Everything. Routledge, 2004. FULL TITLE: Schola Steganographica, In Classes Octo Distributa quibus, praeter alia multa, ac jucundissima, explicantur Artificia Nova, Queis quilibet, scribendo Epistolam qualibet de re, & quocunque idiomare, potest alteri absenti, eorundem artificiorum conscio, arcanum animi sui conceptum, sine ulla secreti latensis suspicione manifestare & scriptam ab aliis eâdem arte,quacunque linguâ, intelligere & interpretari. [PLEASE CONTACT DIRECT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION].

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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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        Remarques necessaires pour la culture des fleurs. Diligemment observées par P. Morin. Avec un catalogue des plantes rares qui se trouvent à present dans son jardin. Paris, Charles de Sercy, 1658. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With 2 title-pages, each with a woodcut vignette, and 4 section-titles; full-page engraved frontispiece, woodcut headpieces, tailpieces and initial letters, and cast fleurons. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment.

      BMC NH, p. 1351; Plesch, p. 342; Pritzel 6454; cf. Hunt 300 (1665 English ed.). First edition of Morin's popular handbook on flower growing, which includes the second edition of his catalogue of the plants in his own garden. The book opens with a calendar of work to be done in the garden each month of the year, followed by lists of plants that flourish in different types of soil and those that do not flourish in various degrees of cold, lists of plants flowering in each month of the year, lists of sweet-smelling plants, etc. The catalogue continues the pagination and signatures of the Remarques , but has its own title-page ( Catalogues de quelques plantes a fleurs qui son présent au jardin de P. Morin , Paris, 1658) and four divisional titles: Anemones, Ranunculuses, Tulips and Irises. It had been published separately in 1651. The engraved frontispiece was designed and engraved by F. Chaveau.With a contemporary owner's name on the title-page. A very good copy, with only tiny marginal wormholes in a few leaves, slightly affecting one letter in the title to the catalogue. First edition, in a contemporary binding, of a charming and popular early work on flower gardening.

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        Les elemens de chymie de M. Iean Beguin aumosnier du roy. Reueuz, notez, expliquez, & augmentez, par I. L. D. R. B. IC. E. M. En cette derniere edition ont esté adiouttées plusieurs explications obmises aux precedentes impressions, & plusieurs preparations de remedes tirés de la derniere edition Latine.

      Lyon, Claude Chancey, 1665. Small 8vo (15.6 x 9.5 cm). Title page with wood engraving, [xiv], 384, [xxiv] pp. Three wood engravings in the text. Twentieth century full calf. Spine with five gilt-lined raised bands; compartments with small gilt floral vignettes and morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.l Rare early treatise on chemistry in two parts. Includes the wood engraved printers device on the titlepage (with a repair at the lower right corner), an interesting list of "les operations de Chymie" and a list of the main "minerals" (actually elements) being: plomb (Saturne), estain (Jupiter), le fer (Mars), l'or (Sol), cuivre (Venus) and argent (Mercure and lune). This is probably the third edition ("cette derniere edition ont esté adiouttées plusieurs explications obmises aux precedentes impressions"); the first printing was published in 1620. The three engravings depict two primitive furnaces and one with several bottles especially made for chemical experiments. The pictorial bookplate of the chemical library of Roland Voegeli on the front pastedown. The binding is later but very well-done. Some text in an old hand on the blank verso of the last page, and on the list of minerals. A few pages cut short, and a faint waterstain on the bottom of the first pages; otherwise a good, complete copy.

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        Stelleburgum sive Observatorium Subterraeum

      Amsterdam 1665 - L'Uraniborg era un osservatorio astronomico gestito dall'astronomo danese Tycho Brahe. Fu costruito all'incirca nel periodo fra il 1576 e il 1580 sull'isola di Hven, nell'Øresund, lo stretto passaggio fra la danese Zelanda e la svedese Scania; al tempo di Brahe, tutta la zona era sotto il controllo del Regno di Danimarca e Norvegia. L'edificio era dedicato ad Urania, la Musa dell'Astronomia, e denominato "Uranienborg", ovvero "Castello di Urania". Dopo aver perso il supporto finanziario dal nuovo re Cristiano IV di Danimarca, Tycho abbandonò Hven nel 1597, e sia l'uranibord che lo Stjerneborg furono distrutti poco dopo la morte dell'astronomo. Incisione in rame, bellissima coloritura coeva, leggere macchie di umidità nella parte superiore, per il resto in buone condizioni. The Uraniborg was an astronomical observatory operated by the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. It was built about the time between 1576 and 1580 on the island of Hven, the Sound, the narrow passage between the Danish Zealand and Sweden's Scania, at the time of Brahe, the whole area was under the control of the Kingdom of Denmark and Norway. The building was dedicated to Urania, the Muse of Astronomy, and called "Uranienborg", or "Castle of Urania." After losing the financial support from the new King Christian IV of Denmark, Tycho abandoned Hven in 1597, and both uranibord Stjerneborg that were destroyed shortly after the death of the astronomer. Engraving copper, beautiful coloring coeval, slight traces of moisture in the upper part, for the rest in good condition. Dimensioni 560 445mm

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        Practica nova imperialis Saxonica rerum criminalium. Editio quinta, correctior, cum indice, ut et rerum ac verborum, priore multum locupletiore. 3 in 1 Bd.

      Wittenberg, Mevius Erben, 1665. Fol. Mit gestoch. Porträt und gestoch. Titel. 6 Bl., 343 S., 6 Bl., 435 S., 6 Bl., 406 S., 50 Bl. (Register). Pgt. d. Zt. (etwas fleckig). Überarbeitete fünfte und zugleich letzte zu Lebzeiten Carpzovs erschienene Ausgabe seines Hauptwerkes zum Strafrecht. - Das erstmals 1635 erschienene Werk \"stellt eine erste, systematische Gesamtdarstellung des peinlichen Rechts dar und begründete eine eigenständige deutsche Strafrechtswissenschaft\" (Stolleis S. 120). - \"Seine strafrechtlichen Lehren sind auf der Grundlage der sächsischen Praxis und unter starker Heranziehung der Constitutio Criminalis Carolina entstanden. Sie haben bis weit ins 18. Jahrhundert hinein in den Gerichten höchstes Ansehen genossen, und zwar nicht nur innerhalb Sachsens, sondern auch in Nord- und Ostdeutschland, sowie zeitweise sogar in den katholischen Gebieten\" (NDB III, 157). - Vgl. Kleinheyer/Schröder (4), S. 88f.; ausführlich). - Stellenweise etwas braunfleckig, wenige alte Anmerkungen. Wohlerhaltenes Exemplar einer Adelsbibliothek, mit deren Stempel auf dem vorderen Spiegel. Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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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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        Tabula Geographico-Hydrographica Motus Oceani, Currentes, Abyssos, Montes Igniuomos In Universo Orbe Indicans

      Amsterdam 1665 - Straordinaria mappa fisica ed idrografica del mondo, raffigurante le correnti oceaniche, profondità marine ed i vulcani. La carta è tratta dal Mundus Subterraneus del Kircher, studioso gesuita, uno dei primi scrittori sui fenomeni fisici della terra. Il Kircher teorizzava che tutti gli oceani della Terra erano connessi tra loro tramite dei tunnel sotterranei che univano oceani e mari. Incisione in rame, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Extraordinary map, both form the physical and hydrographic point of view, depicting ocean currents, volcanoes and deep-sea chasms. The map is taken from Kircher’s Mundus Subterraneus . The Jesuit scholar, Athanasius Kircher, was one of the first compilers of semi-scientific knowledge about the physical features of the world. This map expounds on Kircher's theories by noting the abysses and the currents they create as well as the locations of the world's known volcanoes. Between the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea, and the Persian Gulf, Kircher theorized massive tunnels and a complex interchange of water flows. These tunnels are noted most particularly between the Black and Caspian Sea and between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf. Antarctica is shown along the southern part of the map. In the North a great open northwest passage is depicted running all the way across the map. Shows New Guinea and a suggestion of Australia attached to the 'Australsis Incognita' mainland. Africa is shown with considerably greater accuracy than many maps drawn hundreds of years later – particularly with regard to Niger and Nile River Systems. North America and South America are both wildly malformed, indicating a relatively sketchy knowledge of the continent. Korea is shown as an Island and Japan appears as only a single island. Published in a Dutch edition of Kircher's famous Subterranean World by Johann Waesberger. Copperplate, in excellent condition. Shirley, The Mapping of the World, 459. Dimensioni 555 400mm

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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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        The History of Philip De Commines, Knight, Lord of Argenton

      London : Printed by S.G. for Joshua Kirton 1665 - Folio. frontis, [20], 290, [12] pages : genealogical tables. Bound in contemporary leather. Spine reback in later leather. New endpages. Chipping and loss to head of spine. Wear and rubbing to extremities. Tanned, unmarked pages. WING C5541. Commyne's writings reveal many of the less savory aspects of the reign of Louis XI, and Commines related them without apology, insisting that the late king's virtues outweighed his vices. He is regarded as a major primary source for 15th century European history. [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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