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2011-01-30 22:48:41
AA, Pieter van der.
L'Ambassade de la Compagnie Orientale. Pieter van der Aa - Leiden. 1665, 1st. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Size: 30.4 x 22 cm. (12 x 8½ inches) Fine condition John Nieuhoff was an explorer whose travels were recorded in this first French edition of L'Ambassade de la Compagnie Orientale. These beautiful prints brought important knowledge of Qing Dynasty China to Europe. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2011-01-30 22:48:41
AA, Pieter van der.
L'Ambassade de la Compagnie Orientale. Pieter van der Aa - Leiden. 1665, 1st. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Size: 30.4 x 22 cm. (12 x 8½ inches) Fine condition John Nieuhoff was an explorer whose travels were recorded in this first French edition of L'Ambassade de la Compagnie Orientale. These beautiful prints brought important knowledge of Qing Dynasty China to Europe. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2010-12-22 13:16:53
SPEED, John.
Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain. Roger Rea. 1662-1665, English edition. - Copper engraving. Later colour. Size: 50 x 38 cm. (19½ x 15 inches) Good condition. Cut close at left and right hand sides, but enough added margin for mounting and framing. Top margin strengthened. A closed tear (3 inches), runs from the bottom up to the shield of Thomas of Wodstoke on the right. This has an old repair, and is scarcely noticeable. A beautiful map of Buckinghamshire from Speed's Theatre. Inset plans of the market towns of Buckingham and Redding, the latter being a strange choice given that it lies in the county of Berkshire - an indication that the other market towns in Buckinghamshire were not large or prosperous. Embellished with cartouches, cherubs and coats of arms belonging to the titled families of the county. Decorated scale at bottom with dividers above, and compass rose to the right.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member
2010-11-02 10:12:10
AA, Pieter van der.
L'Ambassade de la Compagnie Orientale. Pieter van der Aa - Leiden. 1665, 1st. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Size: 30.4 x 22 cm. (12 x 8½ inches) Fine condition John Nieuhoff was an explorer whose travels were recorded in this first French edition of L'Ambassade de la Compagnie Orientale. These beautiful prints brought important knowledge of Qing Dynasty China to Europe. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2010-10-26 10:37:58
Canon Law; Lancelloti, [Lancellotti] Giovanni P
1665. Basel, 1665. Lancelloti's Edition of the Corpus Juris Canonici [Canon Law]. Lancelloti, Giovanni Paoli, Editor. Corpus Iuris [Juris] Canonici Emendatum et Notis Illustratum. Gregorii XIII. Pontif. Max. Jussu Editum. Indicibus Variis, Novisq; Et Appendice Pauli Lancellotti Perusini Adauctum: Cujus Partes Indicat Aversa Pagina. Accesserunt Novissime Loci Communes Uberrimi, Summa Diligentia ex Ipsis Canonibus Collecti, & Ordine ac Methodo Singulari ad Usum Fori Utriusque Fideliter Digesti: Theologis, Politicis, & Practicis Pernecessarii. Itemq. Liber VII. Decretalium hac Primum Editione Novis Aliquot Constitutionibus Auctus. Basel: Impensis Emanuelis Konig & Filiorum Konig, 1665. Six books in one volume, each with title page. [68] pages, 1272 columns; [20] pp., 754 cols; [12] pp., 406 cols.; [8] pp., 158 cols.; [160] pp., 236 cols.; [13] pp. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (9" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules rebacked with raised bands and gilt title, corners repaired, endpapers renewed, hinges reinforced with cloth tape. Moderate rubbing, light gatoring to boards, a few small chips to board edges. Title page printed in red and black, attractive woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Later owner bookplate (of Henry H. Ficken) to front pastedown, early signature excised from head of title page with no loss to text. Light foxing, light browning to portions of text, internally clean. A nice copy. $250. * With tables and indexes. Attempts to codify the body of canon law began in earnest during the Carolingian period. These efforts reached fru … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. [USA]
2010-10-23 19:51:03
Marchetti, Pietro
Le Grand Amsterdam: Le Grand, 1665. 12mo. 12mo.212pp.(misprinted 112), 2 blanks. 1 folding plate. 128 x 71mm. Contemporary limp vellum, soiled, sewing a little loose. Some soiling and frayed edges in text, a little light foxing, but very good. FIRST 12MO. EDITION, published the year after the original Padua octavo edition. Garrison-Morton 5572, citing the Amsterdam edition. Marchetti was professor of surgery and anatomy at the University of Padua. He had an excellent knowledge of anatomy, and made important contributions to liver surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery and the treatment of gunshot wounds. His fifty-three "observationes" "have a permanent historical value" (Leonardo, History 169).
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2010-10-13 14:36:49
Palmistry/Chiromancy][Anonymous].
Paris: Francois Clovsier, 1665. Paris:: Francois Clovsier, 1665., 1665. Small 4to. [8], 212 pp. 90 plates; a few short worm tracks, not affecting images, waterstained (upper corners). Original full mottled paper boards, leather spine label; label chipped. Bookplate of ExLib Liechtensteinianis. Very good. RARE. FIRST EDITION. This exceptionally rare book on chiromancy or palmistry, sometimes falsely attributed to Joannes Taisnier, is a complete guide to the interpretation of lines and features on the palms, and divination of fortunes from those features. A second edition (essentially a reprint) was issued in 1667. This work draws from authorities in classical literature, including Albertus Magnus, Ptolemy, Avicenna, Averroes (Ibn Rushd, 1126-1198), Galen, Plato, Jean d'Indagine (wrote a chiromancy text in 1575), Antiochus Tibertus of Cesena (a Renaissance chiromancer, published a work on chiromany in 1494), Patrice Tricasse (wrote a work in 1546), Joannes Taisnier (1509-1562), Jean Belot (published a work in 1640), Rudolph Goclenius (1572-1621), and many other "tres-grands" philosophers. [p. 7, mis-printed 8]. Obviously since Taisnier's works are included as having contributed to this work, it is not completely of his authorship; the true author of this book remains anonymous, although various standard references attribute it to Taisnier. "From physiognomical standpoints . . ., sexual inclinations and characteristics are functions of the distinctive constitutions and living conditions of individuals. . . . According to an anonymous seventeenth-century French chiromantic t … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books, ABAA [Carlsbad, CA, U.S.A.]
2010-10-12 07:09:43
Sanson
Paris, 1665. A fine 17th century decorative map of Ukraine by the noted french cartographer Sanson. Decorative large cartouche on the lower right. , Size : 410x510 (mm), Original Outline Coloring
Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books [Toronto, ON, Canada]
2010-07-29 07:34:34
SALNOVE Robert de
Chez Antoine de Sommaville 1665 - - Chez Antoine de Sommaville, A Paris 1665, In 4 (17x23,5cm), (28) 437pp (9) 38pp., Relié. - Seconde édition réimprimée sur l'originale de 1655, augmentée du Dictionnaire des chasseurs et illustrée d'un frontispice. Cette édition est mieux imprimée que la première et d'un format un peu plus grand. Plein Velin souple d'époque. Dos lisse avec titre et date en queue à la plume noire exécuté au XIXe. 2 trous dans la marge haute blanche du frontispice. Bon exemplaire Célèbre traité de vénerie, le plus important du XVIIe, et destiné selon l'auteur lui-même à remplacer celui plus ancien de Du Fouilloux dont la dernière édition remontait à 1650. L'ouvrage est bien plus complet à tous les points de vues et écrit dans un style moins relaché, qui se veut plus scientifique et précis il est de plus augmenté dans cette édition du dictionnaire des chasseurs, un lexique fort intéressant qui permet de retrouver les locutions et termes usités chez les chasseurs. (28) 437pp (9) 38pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet
2010-07-27 02:50:06
CORNEILLE Pierre
- Chez Robert Ballard et Thomas Jolly, à Paris 1665, pet. in 12 (9x13cm), (12) 404pp., relié. - Nuova edizione. La prima edizione della traduzione della data Corneille del 1656. Illustrated Figure 4 e come frontespizio unsigned. L'invio, Benjamin Drelincourt famoso pastore protestante MD Spanheim: 'Al signor D. Spanheim dal suo amy molto affettuoso. N. Bejamin Drelincourt. . Of aprile 1666 la sorella di I Ex dono copione Spanheim Friedrich, Elisabeth Du Fay, datata 23 Luglio 1669 A firma autografa. Gustave Zetter. Pelle di pecora pieno punteggiato tempo. Torna lavorato in rilievo. Mascella superiore parzialmente incrinato. Incidenti nel tappo testa. Strofinato insieme. Il lavoro è stato assegnato a Tommaso da Kempis (1380-1471), ha avuto una notevole influenza sulla vita spirituale del XVII secolo. Si tratta di un libro di saggezza e di consolazione, affrontare le vicissitudini della vita. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. La première édition de la traduction de Corneille date de 1656. Illustrée de 4 figures et un titre frontispice non signés. Envoi de Benjamin Drelincourt, celèbre pasteur protestant à M. D. Spanheim : 'Pour Mr. D. Spanheim, par son amy très affectionné. N. Bejamin Drelincourt. I d'avril 1666. Ex dono manuscrit de la soeur de Friedrich Spanheim, Elisabeth Du Fay, daté du 23 juillet 1669. Une signature manuscrite : Gustave Zetter. Reliure en pleine basane moucheté d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Mors supérieur en partie fendu. Accidents à la coiffe de tête. Ensemble frotté. L'ouvrage a été attribué à Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471), il eut une influence c … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet [FR]
2010-05-01 22:56:11
Pagan, Blaise Francois, Count de Merveilles
London, 1665. England is recommended to take possession of the Amazon. First English edition of one of the rarest works on the Amazon. 1661. London. John Starkey. In 8vo (162 mm x 103 mm). 2 [blank] + 15 ff. + 153 + 3 ff. + 2 [blank]. Recent and elegant half green morocco gilt, spine lettered in gilt, no traces of use. Very fresh, map restored with tiny loss of printed surface in the lower left corner, light spotting, unidentified contemporary notes of first and last blanks, a fine copy. First English edition, translated from the French by William Hamilton -first Paris 1656. Illustrated with a folding map entitled "Magni Amazoni Fluvii in America Meridionali nova delineate" of north South America, focusing on the Brazilian Amazon region and River. Sabin says the work includes "Several chapters... devoted to descriptions of the aborigines of the valley of the Amazon"; in addition there are topographical descriptions of the various regions, mentioning potential products suitable for commerce. There is evidence to suggest that the work is ostensibly a translation from Acuña´s Nuevo Descubrimiento del gran Rio de las Amazonas (Madrid, 1641). Of this latter, only a few copies are known since it was suppressed by order of the King, probably due to the fact that the relation by Acuña mentioned that the Amazon River was navigable from Quito to the Atlantic. "The value of Pagan´s work is shown in his dedication to Cardinal Mazarin, in which he urges him to take possession of the Amazon and establish several colonies... The map drawn by Pagan is of great importance as a proof of the … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2010-05-01 07:40:37
SALNOVE Robert de
à Paris: Chez Antoine de Sommaville, 1665. Fine. Chez Antoine de Sommaville, à Paris 1665, in-4 (17x23,5cm), (28) 437pp (9) ; 38pp., relié. - 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! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition réimprimée sur l'originale de 1655, augmentée du Dictionnaire des chasseurs ; et illustrée d'un frontispice. Cette édition est mieux imprimée que la première et d'un format un peu plus grand. Reliure en plein vélin souple d'époque. Dos lisse avec titre et date en queue à la plume noire exécutés au XIXème. Deux petits manques en tête du feuillet de titre et du frontispice sans atteinte à la gravure. Bon exemplaire. Célèbre traité de vénerie, le plus imp … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [France]
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2010-04-23 09:58:04
RICCIOLI, G.B
Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc. [U.S.A.]
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2010-04-21 14:33:21
VINNIUS, ARNOLDUS (1588-1657). JUSTINIAN I, EMPEROR OF THE EAST (483?-565)
Amstelodami : Apud Danielem Elzevirium, 1665, Hardback, Fourth Edition. Title-page in red and black. Text in double columns. Error in pagination: p. 539 mis-numbered 439. Full contemporary vellum, very good. Dulled and toned as with age. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.; 888 pages; Physical desc. : [12], 888, [20] p. ; 25 cm. (4to. ) . Subject: Roman law - Early works to 1800. Referenced by: Willems, A. Elzevier, 1367 and Rahir, E. Elzevier, 1423. Language; Latin. Editio quarta, / ab auctore recognita, novaque & largiore cum florum, tum rerum forensium aspersione exornata atque adaucta. Printer's device on title-page: la Minerve (Rahir M.21) . Tail-pieces; initials. 888 pages. Inventory No: 129134.
Bookseller: MW Books [Ireland]
2010-04-13 17:43:47
BEGUIN, J.
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. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg BV [Netherlands]
2010-03-28 19:52:05
Kircher, Athanasius (1601-1680)
Amsterdam, 1665. EARLY MAP DEPICTING THE WORLD'S OCEAN CURRENTS BY ATHANASIUS KIRCHER Engraving on paper Paper size: 14" x 23" Athanasius Kircher was a 17th-century German Jesuit scholar who published around forty books. Known as "the last Renaissance man", he worked within many fields, but was most notable was his research in geology, oriental studies and medicine. He was also the inventor of the magic lantern, precursor to the cinema. During Kircher's lifetime he earned a global reputation as a scholar and was the very first scientist to be able to support himself through the sale of his books. After having escaped many close calls with Protestant soldiers during the early part of his life, he joined the priesthood in 1628 and left Germany for Rome. He remained there for the rest of his life, earning a living as the professor of mathematics, physics and oriental languages at the Collegio Romano. Eventually, he was able to devote himself fully to his own research. His geological and geographical investigations culminated in Mundus Subterraneus of 1664, in which he suggested that the tides were caused by water moving to and from a subterranean ocean. This map is one of the very first charts to show the worlds ocean currents. There are depictions of what appear to be subterranean tunnels connecting the Mediterranean, Black and Caspian Seas, which reflect Kircher's notion of water movement through the Mediterranean. This is an excellent example of this fascinating and unusual map envisioned by a star intellectual of the 1600's.. Book.
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2010-03-26 22:15:41
CUREAU DE LA CHAMBRE, Marin.
Paris: Jacques Dallin, 1665. Quarto (252 x 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 Edi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
2010-03-26 00:40:41
GODINHO, Manoel
Lisbon: Officina de Henrique Valente de Oliveir, 1665. First and the only contemporary edition of one of the earliest and certainly the most interesting Jesuit accounts of India, a classic of Portuguese travel literature from the very end of Portuguese domination of the country, written shortly before Bombay was ceded once and for all to the English in accordance with the Anglo-Portuguese peace treaty of 1661. A Portuguese Jesuit, Godinho was in India from 1655 to 1663, and the work gives a closely observed picture of Indian society: “The State of India is so decrepit that we have it only in name. If it has not died yet, it is because it has not found a grave commensurate with its greatness. If once a tree, it is now a trunk; if once a building, it is now a ruin; if once a man, it is now a stump...” (p. 26). The work contains an overview of India, followed by individual chapters on Bassein, Daman, and Surat, where he recounts his theological discussion with a Hindi Brahmin and gives an account of the great Mughal; whence on to Ormuz, the Persia Gulf, Iraq, Syria and Egypt and back to Lisbon. “Particularly attractive in the Relação are the pictures he draws of the peoples, manners and customs of the regions he traversed... And Godinho in his clear and incisive style, seasoned with cheerful humour and occasional irony, is entertainingly informative with his descriptions of Arab brigandage and hospitality, of Hindu customs and Muslim festivals. Though unswerving in his loyalty to his faith and country, he can both praise the character of the Persians and the hos … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2010-03-25 21:48:59
CROMWELL. [HEATH (James)]:
London, Printed by W. G. for Randall Taylor..., 1665. Small 8vo, 155 x 103 mms., pp. [viii], 200, engraved portrait frontispiece, title-page in red and black, 19th century continental boards. An inscription on the recto of the frontispiece is barely legible, with an inscription at the top of the page that is virtually unreadable; the lines below seem to read: "[?dnt] to from Mr. Hume/ [d--] to [?me ?mr} from David Hu[me]." Below that is a sum, either "12 - 6" or "2 - 6," the first number having been crossed out and "2" inscribed above. The inscription is very unlikely alluding to or by the philosopher David Hume, but was perhaps given to the previous owner by Hume's nephew, though the handwriting appears to be much earlier. Heath's book was first published in 1663, and there were a further seven editions. As it happens, David Hume did write to Sir David Dalrymple, on 3 April 1754: "There is a Book, calld Flagellum or the Life of Oliver Cromwell, which I have commission'd for the [Advocates'} Library; but as it is a very scarce Book, & these Commissions are not soon answer'd, I may wait long before I get it. I know you have a very large Library; & if that Book be in it, I shall be very much obligd to you for a Loan of it; that being now the Period, which I have begun upon [i. e., in writing his History of England]." The present copy is unlikely to be the one formerly in Sir David's library, and the handwriting is not either. When his books were auctioned by Sotheby's in 1937, no copy of Flagellum was listed, though it might have been in a job lot. … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2010-03-18 06:49:07
Eustachio S. Ubaldo. (Agostiniano).
In Roma, per il Moneta, 1665, in-4, pergamena coeva, titolo calligrafato sul dorso, tagli spruzzati, cc. nn. 7, 185, 166, cc. nn. 10. Fregi e iniziali incisi in legno. Bell'esemplare.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Gozzini [IT]
2010-03-10 22:03:29
Silk) Isnard, Christophle
Paris: chez l'Auteur ... et chez George Soly, au Phoenix, 1665. First edition. Frontispiece etching and 5 woodcuts by Fauveau (4 full-page figures in text, 1 smaller woodcut ornament of a Phoenix). [24] ff., 319 [1, privilege] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary vellum. Two armorial bookplates. Some external soiling and wear to lower board, internally fresh copy. First edition. Frontispiece etching and 5 woodcuts by Fauveau (4 full-page figures in text, 1 smaller woodcut ornament of a Phoenix). [24] ff., 319 [1, privilege] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The Silk Industry in France. Rare and early work on sericulture in France, an industry that dates back to the late middle ages and Parisian silkworkers' guilds. This work includes the cultivation of mulberry trees for the silkworms and diseases to which the worms were subject. With some interesting references to the impact of tobacco smoke: "Les autres maladies sont accidentelles, prouenantes ... des mauvaises odeurs, comme de la fumée du tabac" (158). "L'alaine forte ... de ceux qui ont maché ou fumé du tabac, est nuisible aux vers ..." (164-165). Kress 1762; NYPL Arents 94-364
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2010-03-04 20:58:12
CHARLETON (Walter)
Londini, Anno Domini, 1665. 12mo, 133 x 80 mms., pp. [xii], 82, engraved frontispiece, later sheepskin, probably early 19th century, borders in blind on cover, compartments on spine in blind, green morocco label; small piece missing from upper corner of A3 just affecting one letter, joints slightly cracked, corners a little worn but a good copy. Walter Charleton (1620–1707) possibly studied under John Wilkins (1614–1672), at Magdalen Hall, Oxford. He studied medicine and upon attaining his degree was, in 1643, appointed physician-in-ordinary to Charles I. He began publishing works on medicine and religion some time after that and in 1659 ventured into prose romance with The Ephesian Matron: Based on the Tale in the "Satyricon" of Petronius. "Charleton's version of this famous and often retold tale is an attack on the fashionable cult of Platonic love of his day, in which he insists that physical love and lust are both manifestations of 'an appetite to procreation'. Charleton sees his lascivious heroine as an Epicurean who lives by 'the simple dictates of mother-Nature'" (ODNB). This Latin translation is by Bartholomew Harris. ESTC notes two different states of the title-page: as above, R15293 (BL, Cambridge, Trinity Cambridge, Bodleian, Oxford: Exeter and Queens, National Trust; Folger, Harvard, Clark, Illinois. The imprint for the other state is "Londini: Impensis Authoris, 1665," R215215 (BL, Cambridge, Cambridge: Magdalen and Trinity, Oxford Worcester, Royal College of Physicians; Huntington, Stanford, Illinois, Yale; Bibliotheque Nationale. Wing C 3683.
Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB [LONDON, United Kingdom]
2010-03-02 23:00:57
Jansson, Jan
Amsterdam: Jansson, 1665. Superb map of the Holy Land based on the cartography of Christian van Adrichom. With north oriented to the left, the map covers from the Nile delta to Sidon. 19 1/2 x 14 1/2" with ample margins, handsome original color, in very good condition. It is finely engraved with minute detail and depicts numerous biblical scenes including the Exodus, the wandering of the Children of Israel, and several battle scenes. A floral and fruit garland is draped across the top, symbolizing the land of plenty. It is further decorated with two putti holding up a banner containing a Latin verse, figures of Moses with the Ten Commandments and Aaron dressed in the priestly vestments, Jonah and the whale, and a strapwork distance scale. Engraved by Everadus Sim. Hamersveldt et Salomon Rogeri. French text on verso.
Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints [U.S.A.]
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2010-02-21 14:53:39
ARANDA, Emmanuel de.
Où se trouuent plusieurs particularitez de l'Affrique, dignes de remarque. Nouuelle edition, reueuë, corrigée & augmentée de treize relations, & autres taille douces, par le mesme autheur. Paris, par la Compagnie des libraires du Palais, 1665. 12mo. 309,+ (3) pp. Title with engraved vignette. Contemporary full calf, spine richly gilt with raised bands, worn at top and tail. From the library of L. F. Rääf at Forsnäs, with its bookplate. Gay 1057. Two plates are missing. Second French edition. First published in Spanish in 1642 and in French in 1657. D'Aranda was a Belgian, who in Spain was captured by corsairs and spent several years enslaved in Algier. His book concerns his own experiences as well as a description of Algier
Bookseller: Centralantikvariatet
2010-02-19 22:14:53
NIEUHOF, Johan.
Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1665. Engraved map, 28,5 x 36,5 cm, uncoloured. Middle lower-part a small tear professionaly repaired. from "Joan Nieuhof, Het Gezandschap Der Neêrlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie, aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham". KEYWORDS:china/maps.
Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books [Hoofddorp, Netherlands]
2010-01-09 23:34:57
[Theology]. Mall, Thomas [b. 1629 or 1630]
London:: Printed for the Authour, and are to be sold by Robert Butler,. 1665.. 8vo: A - I8. 6-5/8" x 4-1/4". 1st edition (Wing M-334A). [10], 132 pp. T.p. printed in red & black.. Recent dark-brown full speckled calf binding executed in a period style with gilt spine lettering.. Binding - Fine. Text block - VG (usual browning to paper/top edge. occasionally closely trimmed, infrequently affecting running. title/faint prior owner blindstamp to preliminary blank).. Fairly scarce work by this divine (author attribution from Wing)- OCLC lists only microform copies & none at auction these last 30+ years. . . Headpiece. Decorative initial capital letter to p. 1.
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA
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2010-01-06 21:20:41
GUEVARA, Antonio De
Anveres: Jacobo Mevrcio, 1665. Limp Vellum. Small 8vo. 2 volumes in 1. Volume I. pp. 400, [6]. Vol. II. pp. 383, [7]. With separate title page to each volume. Bound in period vellum. Occasional faint miniscule underlining in an old hand and a couple short marginal notations; some marginal smudging / soiling; front and rear blank leaves are ragged and torn. Volume I: tiny hole in p. 271 (mostly between lines but partly obstructing a couple of letters); bottom corner tip clipped on p.399 - not effecting text; pages 400-401 are dusty / soiled. Volume II: upper corner crease on p. 81. The bottom corner tips of the last few gatherings are chipped/worn. Antonio de Guevara [1480?-1545] - Spanish writer who grew up in the court of Ferdinand and Isabella. He later joined the Franciscan order and was appointed court preacher and imperial historiographer by Charles V of Spain. In 1527 he became bishop of Guadix and in 1537 bishop of Mondonedo. Guevera's works were quite popular in their time. His "Epistolas Familiares" (first published 1539-1545) consist of a series of essay-letters addressed to various eminent persons and written in a highly formal style.
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2010-01-06 20:21:32
Blaeu, Guillaume
np np: np, 1665. Original printing. Fined condition. . 16 x 19 1/2 inches with margins. Drawn by Guillaume Blaeu (1571-1638). Outline coloring; several ships and islands also colored. engraved map in fine contemporary colors in outline and wash. Published in the edition of Blaeu's "Atlas Maior." Ornate colored allegoric cartoughe with three colored ships and mileage scale. Highly decorative. One of the lovely maps from a premier cartographer of the 17th century showing the Peloponnesus peninsula at the southern part of Greece. Morea was the name it was known by during the medieval period. As with the majority of Blaeu maps, there are numerous locality identifications and with major cities and walled towns represented by miniature symbols. Matted in a quality gilt frame.
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2009-11-29 11:31:11
SCUDAMORE Viscount James 1641/2-1666
Oxford: Ric. Davids, 1665 G, 2nd ed, 1665. In brown contemporary leather, worn with some loss along edge, edges and corners, bumped and worn. Modern spine has gilt title, black ink lines, probably has been refurbished at some stage. Internally, [6], 120 pp, new endpapers, ink name to title page (Davis), & there is a small note in same hand to verso, light browning to paper edges, and the odd bit of browning to some pages, small margin paper loss at p103/4, a reissue of the 1664 edition, with imprint date reset. (ESTC R49. Madan, III, 2718 Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), S2132)
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2009-11-06 10:08:13
LIVIUS, TITUS,
Amsterdam, Daniel Elsevir (Elsevier), 1665. 8vo. (XLVIII)+820+(75) pp. With engr. title. Index. Hardcover. Contemp. full vellum. Good. (Joints partly split, but holding, covers sl. shaved) [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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2009-10-30 13:29:04
LOCCENIUS, Johannes.
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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2009-10-20 11:12:58
LORME Thomas de
à Lyon: chez Benoist Coral, 1665. Fine. chez Benoist Coral, à Lyon 1665, in-12 (14,5x9cm), (24) 269 pp. (17)., relié. - Very rare first edition, missing the French catalogs, English, and Hollis catalog of the Harvard library. Full portrait and frontispiece often lacking. Twentieth binding using a vellum manuscript of the nineteenth, smooth back with part of title in red morocco. Wettings throughout the autograph dedication of the author. Frontispiece portrait and were laminated. This is probably, according to the exchange of early volume, very young Thomas Delorme, M. Bordes, a native of Dauphine and a native of St. André coast, advocate in the parliament, wrote this collection of roundels, epitaphs ... Late work, judgments about writers, poets, men of letters. I see Rochas, 307. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale très rare, absent aux catalogues français, anglais, et au Hollis catalogue de la bibliothèque d'Harvard. Complet du portrait et du frontispice qui manquent souvent. Reliure XXe utilisant un vélin manuscrit du XIXe, dos lisse avec pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Mouillures sur l'ensemble de l'ouvrage. Le frontispice et le portrait ont été contrecollés. C'est sans doute, d'après les échanges de vers en début de volume, fort jeune que Thomas de Lorme, sieur de Bordes, originaire du Dauphinois et natif de la côte Saint André, avocat au parlement, écrivit ce recueil de rondeaux, épitaphes... En fin d'ouvrage … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2009-03-15 01:16:04
GODINHO, Manoel
Lisbon Officina de Henrique Valente de Oliveir 1665. - 4to. in 8’s, (6) ff., 188 pp., including engraved arms of dedicatee on 2nd leaf signed Juan Battista. Bound in contemporary calf, covers a bit scratched, spine with raised bands, gilt fleurons and gilt morocco title label. Old ownership inscription on title, some minor spotting. First and the only contemporary edition of one of the earliest and certainly the most interesting Jesuit accounts of India, a classic of Portuguese travel literature from the very end of Portuguese domination of the country, written shortly before Bombay was ceded once and for all to the English in accordance with the Anglo-Portuguese peace treaty of 1661. A Portuguese Jesuit, Godinho was in India from 1655 to 1663, and the work gives a closely observed picture of Indian society: "The State of India is so decrepit that we have it only in name. If it has not died yet, it is because it has not found a grave commensurate with its greatness. If once a tree, it is now a trunk; if once a building, it is now a ruin; if once a man, it is now a stump." (p. 26). The work contains an overview of India, followed by individual chapters on Bassein, Daman, and Surat, where he recounts his theological discussion with a Hindi Brahmin and gives an account of the great Mughal; whence on to Ormuz, the Persia Gulf, Iraq, Syria and Egypt and back to Lisbon. "Particularly attractive in the Relação are the pictures he draws of the peoples, manners and customs of the regions he traversed. And Godinho in his clear and incisive style, seasoned with cheerful humour an … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2009-03-13 03:11:28
Sanson
Paris 1665 - There is a water mark on the right hand portion of the map., Size : 435x540 (mm), 17.125x21.25 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring Very Good, central fold reinfrced
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2009-03-07 07:26:13
CUREAU DE LA CHAMBRE, Marin.
Paris: Jacques Dallin, 1665 - Quarto (252 × 183 mm). Contemporary full calf, raised bands to the spine, compartments gilt with floral lozenges within double ruled panels, presentation gilt stamp to the upper 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, only 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 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 the front pastedown. Blackmer Catalogue 171; Ibrahim-Hilmy p. 351. … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2009-03-07 06:13:51
AELIANUS
Printed for Thomas Dring, 1665. First Edition of Claudius Aelianus His Various History AELIANUS.[STANLEY, Thomas, Translator]. Claudius Aelianus His Various History. London: Printed for Thomas Dring, 1665. First edition. Octavo. 314 pp. (26 pp., The Arguments). Dedicated to Lady Newton. Modern full brown calf, gilt-stamped red morocco label on spine. Off-setting to first and last few pages. Overall, a very good copy. Claudius Aelianus (175 AD-235 AD). Roman author and teacher of rhetoric often known for his "honey-tounge." HBS 64689. $850
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2009-03-05 08:10:18
KIRCHER, Athanasius
Amsterdam: Kircher, Athanasius, 1665. unbound. very good. Map. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 13.5" x 16.25". Kircher (1601-1680) was a Jesuit scholar, geographer, traveler, mathematician and engraver. Mappa Fluxus was one of the earliest charts to depict ocean currents and has little political detail, except Mexico's floating city. The chart features tidal flows and currents of the ocean as well as rivers, lakes and mountains of the Americas including Lake Titicaca and the Andes. From "Mundus Subterraneus". Right hand margin missing, otherwise in good condition.
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2009-02-14 21:14:29
REA, John
London: Printed by J. G. for Richard Marriott 1665 - Full contemporary calf, corners worn. The rare first edition of this early English gardening book. Lacking engraved frontispiece, but otherwise complete with eight plates at the end. "It seems that Rea undertook the writing of his book for the following reason. He had found that Parkinson's Paradisus now needed 'the addition of many noble things of newer discovery, and that a multitude of those there set out, were by time grown stale, and for unworthiness turned out of every good garden'. Rea therefore considered preparing a new edition, but afterwards decided that it would be better to write an entirely new work. This, when it appeared, proved to be the most important English treatise on gardening to be published during the second half of the seventeenth century" (Henry). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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2009-02-06 10:15:35
Aphthonii
Apud Joannem a Maanen, 1665. Book Condition: Very Good; Dustjacket: None Issued. Aphthonii Aphthonii Progymnasmata, a Rodolpho Agricola partim, partim a Johanne Maria Catanao, latinitate donata ; cum scholiis R. Lorichii, auctario novissimo, tum Fabularum, & Chriarum tractationem, tum Genesios, & Analycos Logica, & Oratoriae exemplum, . . . Edition Unstated Hardcover Apud Joannem a Maanen,1665 Very Good in None Issued Dust Jacket Book Publishing Details Author: Aphthonii Full title: Aphthonii Progymnasmata, a Rodolpho Agricola partim, partim a Johanne Maria Catanao, latinitate donata ; cum scholiis R. Lorichii, auctario novissimo, tum Fabularum, & Chriarum tractationem, tum Genesios, & Analycos Logica, & Oratoriae exemplum, . . .Publisher: Apud Joannem a Maanen, 1665 Edition: Edition UnstatedBinding: HardcoverISBN: No ISBNSize: 32mo - over 4" - 5" tallBook ID: 006487 Comments & Item Features Edition Unstated. Category: Textbooks. Language: Latin. ISBN: No ISBN. Full title: Aphthonii Progymnasmata, a Rodolpho Agricola partim, partim a Johanne Maria Catanaeo, latinitate donata ; cum scholiis R. Lorichii, auctario novissimo, tum Fabularum, & Chriarum tractationem, tum Genesios, & Analycos Logicae, & Oratoriae exemplum, ob oculos ponente. Opus novissimum, emendatissimum, & eloquentiae studiosis utilissimum, cum Indice, accuratissimo & locupletissimo. Original full vellum 4¾" x 3", Latin text, Index, 476 pp., [16], engraved frontis. Title written in old ink on spine, old writing in Latin on front free endpaper, previous owner's name written in small letters on title page, typica … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2008-12-07 21:17:09
RAPIN, R.
1665. Paris, Typographia Regia, 1665. 4to. (266 x 198 mm). pp. (xxvi including frontispiece), 219 with engraved frontispiece, engraved vignette with royal arms on title, nine engraved head- and tailpieces, and six engraved initials; a fine, large copy, ruled in red throughout, in contemporary calf, gilt floral panels with centre and corner pieces on sides, gilt spine, upper joint slightly cracked. First edition of Rapin's celebrated poem on gardens, and a fine piece of book design. Rene Rapin (1621-1687), a Jesuit, wrote this work in imitation of Virgil's 'Georgics'. It is divided into four books, on the flower garden, parkland and trees, water, and the orchard. It is followed by a work in prose, a debate between the 'ancients' and 'moderns' on gardening styles, in which Rapin endorses the 'modern' style. This work enjoyed immense renown, and was translated into English by John Evelyn. "On the threshold of this period the French garden found its earliest poets. Rene Rapin, the learned Jesuit who wrote so many books, published in 1665 a poem called 'Hortorum libri quattuor'. This was in undisguised imitation of Virgil's 'Georgics', but aimed at giving a supplement on the province of the garden, which the Roman poet had neglected. Rapin had already seen something of the development of gardens in the grand siecle, and this appears in much of what he wrote; but he chiefly concerns himself with the gardens of the time of Maria de Medici and Henry IV. All that he writes in his first book, 'The flower garden', is what is demanded by the usual theorists; and about flowers he only g … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2008-12-05 21:07:18
Marchetti, Pietro
Le Grand, Amsterdam, 1665. 12mo.212pp.(misprinted 112), 2 blanks. 1 folding plate. 128 x 71mm. Contemporary limp vellum, soiled, sewing a little loose. Some soiling and frayed edges in text, a little light foxing, but very good. FIRST 12MO. EDITION, published the year after the original Padua octavo edition. Garrison-Morton 5572, citing the Amsterdam edition. Marchetti was professor of surgery and anatomy at the University of Padua. He had an excellent knowledge of anatomy, and made important contributions to liver surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery and the treatment of gunshot wounds. His fifty-three "observationes" "have a permanent historical value" (Leonardo, History 169). [Attributes: First Edition]
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2008-12-02 22:52:11
Sallustius Crispus, Gaius:
Lugd. Batav et Roterod (Leiden u. Rotterdam), Ex Officina Hackiana, 1665.. 8°. 2 Bl. (24), 534, (46) S. (2) Bl. Mit gest. Titel. Pergamentband der Zeit (fleckig).. Spätere Auflage der von Johannes Friedrich Gronovius (1577-1649) herausgegebenen Fassung, kommentiert von Antonius Thysius (1603-1665). Insgesamt gut erhaltene lateinische Ausgabe von Sallusts Werk mit einem schönen gestochenen Titelblatt. - Mit altem handschr. Namenszug auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz. Durchgehend leicht fleckig und im Schnitt gebräunt. - Resume: Contemporary vellum (stained). Later edition published by Johannes Friedrich Grononvius with commentary by Antonius Thysius.- Fine copy with owner manuscript entry on endpaper. (Sprache: Lateinisch / Latin)
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2008-11-22 01:46:52
NIEUHOF, Joan.
Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1665. Engraved view, 19 x 30 cm, uncoloured, from "Joan Nieuhof, Het Gezandschap Der Neêrlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie, aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham". KEYWORDS:china/maps.
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2008-11-08 15:55:38
BRANTOME (Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de)
Leyde, Jean Sambix le Jeune, 1665. Petit in-12, plein vélin ivoire de l'époque (petit accroc à une coupe, qqs piqûres), (3) f., 407 p. Edition originale posthume "à la Sphère", annexe aux Elzeviers, imprimée à Bruxelles par Fr. Foppens. (Willems, 2010. Brunet, I, 1211. Tchemerzine-Scheler, II, 111). Très bon état intérieur, très frais. Bon exemplaire, bien relié à l'époque. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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2008-09-01 15:28:30
DU PEYRAT (Guillaume), SALLO (Jean-Denis de)]
Cologne, Pierre Ab Egmont [i.e. Bruxelles, François Foppens], 1665. Petit in-12, demi-veau cerise, dos à nerfs ornés d'une guirlande et soulignés de doubles filets dorés, fleurons entrenerfs, armes dorées en pied, titre doré, tranches marbrées (rel. du XIXe), (4), 143, (1), 42, 112 p. Edition originale posthume "annexe aux Elzévier" et "très jolie édition imprimée par F. Foppens" (Willems) divisée en trois parties sous pagination particulière. La première contient le "Traité de l'origine des cardinaux", la seconde le traité "Des Légats " la troisième, le "Traité de Pise ". Juriste lyonnais élève des Cujas, l'auteur devint l'un des aumôniers d'Henri IV puis de Louis XIII. Le 'traité des légats' est attribué à Jean-Denis de Sallo. Ce traité fut fait au sujet de la légation du cardinal Chisi qui devait venir en France en exécution du traité de Pise. (Brunet, II, 891. Willems, 2017). Joli exemplaire, frais, bien relié. Ex-libris imprimé de P. de la Morandière. [Attributes: First Edition]
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2008-03-30 22:39:13
[Theology]. Sternhold, Thomas [d. 1549]. Hopkins, John [d. 1570]
London:: Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker / Printed for the Company of Stationers,. 1665 / 1663 / 1663.. 8vo. 17 cm x 10.3 cm. BCP: Griffiths 1665-1, Wing B-3630. Bible: Darlow & Moule 539 [though this copy has the Apocrapha, which D/M lacked]; Herbert 685; Wing B-2267 [incorrectly referencing D/M 685, vice Herbert 685]. Psalms: Wing 2481A. Unpaginated.. Period full vellum [German], with yapp edges, tilted in gilt on the spine: BIBLIA ANGILICANA. AEG.. Gutter break prior to BCP t.p., with possibility of excised prior. leaf (?). Bookplate. Ex-lib, with spine label & divers stamps.. Withal, a VG+ copy.. T.p. Royal Arms' device to BCP. Engraved general title page to Bible. Decorative initial capital letters.
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2008-03-28 17:00:02
[Rochefort, Charles de]:
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, some occasional light foxing or tanning. 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 twenty thousand 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, fa … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2008-01-19 12:59:47
Lvov (Lemberg), Lviv Dormition Brotherhood Press, (ca. 1665 - 1691) Text in Church Slavonic. Folio (12" x 7-1/4") Contemporary full-leather binding. Beautifully printed in red and black. Illustrated with broad woodcut border on title, woodcut on title verso, woodcuts throughout the text (some of them full-page); numerous initials in woodcut. Some woodcuts are signed by a certain Nikodim. One stamp (on leaf four) cut out with loss of some text; title page in fragile condition, the year has been cut out the title-page. Very Rare. Click two times on the image to enlarge. For more images please visit our website.. HB.
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