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        Idea de un Principe Politico Christiano [Cristiano], representada en cien empressas [empresas]. Dedicadas al Señor Licenciado Don Ivan de Giles, por Don Diego Saavedra Faxardo, Cavallero del Orden de Santiago, del Consejo de su Magestad en el de Indias, y su Embaxador Plenipotenciario para la paz general.

      Madrid, Por Andres Garcia de la Iglesia, 1666 - -13,5 x 20 cm.- , 8 hs. + 692 págs. Recoge cien empresas con sus correspondientes grabados. Enc. en pergamino de época. (BUEN EJEMPLAR.)

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        Ludovici Caspensis Caesaraugustani Cursus Theologici. Tomus Prior

      Lyon: Lugduni, sumptibus Laurentii Anisson, 1666. Folio; 18 hs., 559 pp., 20 hs. Emblema del impresor recortado en portada Encuadernación de época, en pergamino, ligeramente fatigada.

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        The History of the Caribby-Islands, viz. Barbados, St. Christopher, St. Vincents, Martinico, Dominico, Barbouthos, Monserrat, Mevis, Antego, &c. in all XXVIII. In Two Books. The First containing the Natural; The Second, the Moral History of those Islands. Illustrated with several Pieces of Sculpture, representing the most considerable Rarities therein Described. With a Caribbian-Vocabulary. Rendred into English by John Davies of Kidwelly

      J.M. for Thomas Dring and John Starkey, London, 1666. First Edition. Hardcover (rebound in leather). Good Condition. A translation of Rochefort's Histoire naturelle et morale des iles Antilles de l’Amerique. Small folio rebound in recent 1/4 leather over green cloth. Browned with a persistent dampstain throughout and occasional light staining from mold, but legible and complete; title page repaired at edges, verso of title is 1665 license to print. 9 plates with 52 illustrations, mostly of natural history, but with 3 illustrations of costume and one of a native canoeing. Two lovely illustrations of "sea unicorns" one a narwhal, one a fish with a unicorn head. (6), 351, (14) - lacking the last page of the table of contents at the rear, but with the complete 10 page "Caribbian Vocabulary" a translation of "Le vocabulaire caraibe" by Raymond Breton.. Lacking any blanks.& & Valuable and interesting observations on flora, fauna and the native population. An extended piece on diet includes details on cassava bread making, the extraction of sugar from sugar cane, and an unusually positive review of the potato (still over a century away from acceptance in Europe) in its many colors.& & Wing R1740, Sabin, 72322, Bibliotheca Americana 2608, Field (An Essay Towards an Indian Bibliography) notes "This book is an example of the most unblushing effrontery. The pseudo author assumes the credit of the performance with but the faintest allusion to its previous existence. It is a nearly faithful translation of Rochefort’s Histoire des Antilles."& & Size: Folio. Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Travel & Places; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 040589. .

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        Gesetze und Ordnungen. Durch und nach welchen die Rechte und Schleunige Gerechtigkeit verfügt wird. Ohne Advocaten, Procuraten, Processen, Rathgeben und interlocuten. Ohne Lateinsiche Sprach oder Lateinische Händel, und ohne andere Bücher. Diß Einige ist genug an statt alles andern

      Sulzbach, Lichtenthaler 1666.. 12°. 18 Bll., 1 (v. 3) gestoch. Portr., 168 S. Pgmt. d. Zt. mit Rückenschildchen. Kl. Fehlstelle am Tit. sauber restaur. Jöcher III, 1591; VD17 1:008696D - Mit Vortitel: "Der Italienische Lygurcus". Abraham Lichtenthaler erhielt 1664 die Erlaubnis für den Betrieb einer Druckerei. "Sein erster Druck ist aber wohl noch nicht von 1664, möglicherweise erst v. 1667" (Benzig, Die Buchducker des 16. u. 17. Jhdts. im deutschen Sprachgebiet 430). Es fehlen d. Portraits d. Erzherz. Sigismund Franz und Maria Hedwig Augusta.

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        Promptuarium sacrum ac morale, Christi Jesu Salvatoris Nostri, Virginisque Matris Mariae, Vitae ac Gestorum reconditissimis mysteriis, Sanctorum Apostolorum victricibus trophaeis, gloriosis Martyrum Lauris, pretiosis Summorum Pontificum Tiaris, Episcoporumque infulis, Confessorum divis pignoribus, niveis sacratissimarum Virginum corollis copiose locupletatum; Hoc Est: Discursus Exegetici In Omnes Totius Anni Solemnitates, Sanctorumque Occurrentium, eorum praecipue, qui in alma urbe sub praecepto feriantur, Dies festivos elegantissime concinnati, In Quibus Per Viam Discursuum Copiosissima Sacrarum Scripturarum, sententiarum sanctorum Patrum, aliarumque expositionum, quae ex Vitis illorum Sanctorum, de quibus Festum agitur, luculenter non minus quam apte deducuntur, messis subministratur ... Omnibus Divini Verbi Praedicatoribus ... Cum Indicibus Necessariis

      Köln, Busäus 1666. 22 cm. 4 Bände in 1. (16), 376 (irrig 386), (36); (8), 336 (irrig 434), (28); (8), 360, (32); (8), 439, (25) Seiten mit 4 (wiederholten) Druckermarken. Pergamentband der Zeit mit Bindebändern - Heitjan, Gymnich Nr. 185 - VD17 2:105746R - In Band 1 springt die Paginierung von 300 auf 311; in Band 2 Seiten 63/64 doppelt paginiert, Paginierung springt von 99 auf 200. Jeder Band mit einem Sachregister und Verzeichnis der Bibelstellen. Gutes Exemplar; Provenienz: ehemaliges Dominikaner-Kloster Osnabrück, auf Titel Besitzeintrag: "Ad usum F. Raymundi Petri Ord. Praed. Conventy Osnabrug. filij Ao 1686"; Raymunduns Petri war Prior des Dominikaner-Klosters Osnabrück von 1679 bis 1686, siehe Beckschäfer: Gesch. des Dominikaner Klosters zum Hl. Kreuz in Osnabrück. In: OM 37 / 1912 Seiten 106 Nr. 47. - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        Saggi di naturali esperienze fatte nell'Accademia del Cimento sotto la protezione del Ser. Principe Leopoldo di Toscana

      Florence: Giuseppe Cocchini, 1666 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (370x250mm), [18], i-cclxix, [17] pp. Half-title, title printed in red and black with engraved alchemical device of the Academy, engraved portrait of Grand Duke Ferdinand II of Tuscany by Lotaringus after François Spierre, 75 full-page illustrations of experimental apparatus printed from 30 plates, engraved by Modiana possibly after Stefano della Bella, 30 engraved head- and tailpieces by V. Spada, large woodcut historiated initials, errata leaf and index. Preface and privilege each dated 1667. Very minor spotting, short marginal tears and old repair to gutter of half-title, dedicatory epistle lightly browned, very light marginal dampstain to final leaves. Uncut in contemorary flexible card wrappers, title in manuscript to spine (spine rubbed with small repair). Provenance: inscription to front pastedown. --- Dibner 82; Norman 485; Carli-Favaro 73 (305); Cinti 286 (146); Riccardi II 407. - FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, A VERY GOOD UNSOPHISTICATED COPY, COMPLETE WITH THE RARE PORTRAIT. "The Accademia del Cimento, active from 1657 to 1667, was the first organized scientific academy; the Saggi, a very beautiful and expensively produced work, was its only publication. Established under the patronage of the Grand Dukes Ferdinand I and Leopold of Tuscany, the Accademia was devoted to empirical observation and experimentation, and particularly to the development of the scientific ideas of Galileo. The ten members of the Accademia included some of the most illustrious scientists then in Italy: Vincenzo Viviani, the pupil of Galileo and Torricelli, Giovanni Borelli; Francesco Redi, and Niels Stensen [Steno]; Lorenzo Magalotti, who prepared the Saggi, served as secretary. The members were presided over by Duke Leopold, a talented amateur who devised some of the Accademia's most ingenious instruments and methods, and who provided it with the first well-equipped physical sciences laboratory in Europe. In spite of the short time of its existence, [the Accademia] achieved remarkable results, and exerted an enormous influence on the development of experimental physics all over Europe ... [The Saggi] contains the description of the first true thermometer (as opposed to Galileo's thermo-baroscope), which had its tube for the first time sealed and a graduated scale attached to it ... It describes the first true hygrometer, and an improved barometer, giving also classical experiments on air pressure, experiments on the velocity of sound, radiant heat, phosphorescence, and the first experiments showing the expansion of water in freezing. Of great importance were the experiments on the compressibility of water, discovering at the same time the porosity of silver, and the pendulum experiments, when the deviation of the pendulum from its true plane of oscillation was first discovered, which was afterwards used by Foucault to prove the earth's rotation' (Zeitlinger). "There are two issues of the first edition of the Saggi: the first with the imprint dated 1666, and the second dated a year later; a four-page dedication, addressed to Duke Ferdinand II, was added to the second issue. The portrait of Duke Leopold was added to only part of the edition, and is often lacking" (Norman Catalogue). In this copy, the portrait is likely from a large paper copy as it was trimmed to fit the size of the uncut pages..

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        Asia Portuguesa

      Lisboa,: Henrique Valente de Oliveira & A. Craesbeeck, 1666-, 1675.. Three volumes, quarto, each with an engraved ornamental title-page; a complete set with 19 engraved and woodblock folding plates (one in duplicate, for a total of 20 plates), numerous woodblock portraits throughout the text; some browning and intermittent water-staining, early ownership inscriptions on title-pages affecting paper; a very good set in attractive eighteenth-century speckled calf, spines gilt with raised bands and original black leather labels. Rare and influential history of the Portuguese empire in Asia, with rich and vibrant descriptions of ritual and customs in India, China, and Southeast Asia.Manuel Faria y Sousa (1590-1649) wrote this history in the tradition of the sixteenth-century masterpiece DÈcadas da Asia by Jo?o de Barros; Boies Penrose characterised him as 'the last writer to attempt a chronicle of the Portuguese empire in the grand manner...' (Travel and Discovery in the Renaissance, p. 283). Avid chronicler and polyglot, Faria y Sousa lived in Madrid for most of his life in the service of the Spanish Crown. Here he collected books, dispatches and manuscript materials of all kinds in preparation of his chronicle of the Portuguese empire across the globe. Accordingly, Asia Portuguesa is of significant historical value for the detailed list of works included in the third volume: 'Included in this bibliography are most of the books then in print which related to Asia, as well as manuscripts prepared by officials and missionaries in the field' (Lach and Van Kley, p.355).Like many contemporary Portuguese scholars, Faria y Sousa wrote in Spanish for an increasingly cosmopolitan audience curious about the exotic customs of India and the far east. Asia Portuguesa was an important text in disseminating information on the religious and ritual practices of India, China, Japan, Ethiopia and Ceylon. His inclusion of Hindu rites in Malabar did much to inform (sometimes misinform) European perceptions of Hinduism. Some years earlier, Faria y Sousa had translated the work of the Jesuit missionary Alvarez de Semedo who worked in China, which became an important source for the present work: 'the chapters on China... also form an ethnohistory of the Ming' (Lach and Van Kley, III p.1568).The scope of Asia Portuguesa is impressive, combining mercantile and military geographical detail and rich descriptions of native life. After the revolt of Portugal from Spanish dominion in 1640 the author suffered for his long-term association with the Royal Family. On his decease in 1649, Faria y Sousa's significant archive of books and manuscripts returned to the custody of his son who prepared the present work for publication. It was republished several times in Spanish and an English translation by John Stevens was published in London in 1694-95.Alden, 'European Americana', 666/47; Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica, 2309; Innocencio, V, 416; Lowendahl, 'China Illustrata Nova', 1570; Palau, 86692; Sabin, 28001; p.355; Streit, 'Bibliotheca Missionum', V, 476.

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        OPERE DI GIULIO CESARE CORTESE IN LINGUA NAPOLETANA, in questa XV. impressione purgate con somma accuratezza da infiniti errori, che le rendevano manchevoli, e diffettose, e ridotte alla vera perfettione dell'autore

      Napoli, per Novello de Bonis, ad istanza d'Adriano Scultore, 1666.. 2 works bound together, 1666. No. 1: Cortese, Opere, 6 volumes in 1, each with separate pagination, register and dated title page, plus half-title and general title page at the front listing the 6 works in Neapolitan dialect on the reverse. 12mo, 140 x 70 mm, 5½ x 2¾ inches, each title page has a woodcut decorative border, a few pictorial tailpieces, similar borders to the "argomienti" of the canti, pages Volume I: (10), 96, lacking 1 leaf of prelims, probably a blank as the Dedication and the Printer to the Reader are both complete; Volume II: 130; Volume III: (2), 96; Volume IV: 71 (1); Volume V: 80 misnumbered 84 with a jump in pagination from page 72 to 77, catchwords correct, nothing is missing; Volume VI: 72, bound in full old vellum, gilt lettering within gilt border to spine. Vellum slightly worn at head of spine, old ink shelf number at tail of spine, upper cover slightly spotted, small ink stain to upper outer corner of first 7 leaves of Volume I, many leaves lightly age-browned, occasional small pale stain, neat ink note in 1 margin, small ink blot on last page of Volume III, text still legible. A very good tight copy of a scarce work. Giulio Cesare Cortese (1575 - c.1640) was born and lived most of his life in Naples. He studied law but became a courtier in Spain and Florence and was known as the author of poems and prose works in both the Tuscan and the Neapolitan dialect. With Giambattista Basile whom he had known as a boy in Naples he was responsible for laying the foundations for the artistic and literary dignity of the Neapolitan language. Despite the statement in the title that this is the fifteenth edition of the Opere, no earlier editions of either the collected edition or the single works are listed in the Italian libraries (ICCU). In the Bibliotheque Nationale there is a made up edition dated 1645-1652 published by Cavallo in Naples. In our edition the title pages are all dated 1666. It contains the following works: [1]: Micco Passaro nnammorato. Poema eroico di Giulio Cesare Cortese; [2]: La rosa fauola di Giulio Cesare Cortese; [3]: La vaiasseide poema, di Giulio Cesare Cortese. Il pastor Sebeto, a compita perfettione ridotta, con gli argomenti, & alcune prose di Gian Alesio Abbattutis. Dedicata al potentissimo re de' venti; [4]: Li trauagliuse ammure de Ciullo, e Perna de Giulio Cesare Cortese; [5]: Viaggio di Parnaso poema, di Giulio Cesare Cortese; [6]: Lo cerriglio ncantato poema eroico di Giulio Cesare Cortese. Brunet, II, page 314, cites only our edition of the Opere but mentions an edition of La Rosa of 1621 and an edition of La Vaiasseide of 1628. BOUND WITH, No. 2: I CANTICI DI FIDENTIO GLOTTOCHRYSIO, et d'altri celeberrimi ludimagistri. Novamente impressi & locupletati. Dedicati alli Discepoli della Scola Fidentiaca. Vicenza, Domenico Amadio, 1614. Anonymous and generally attributed to the Vicenzan poet Camillo Scrofa (Scroffa). 12mo, Italian text, printer's pictorial device to title page, another different one to final page, woodcut head and tailpieces, pages (12), 119, (1). Title page a little spotted and laid down on old paper, upper and fore-edge margins slightly trimmed, couple of tiny inkspots to 2 pages, no loss of legibility, 2 tiny holes in margin of first text page. These Cantici belong to a minor genre of Italian poetry known as Fidentian which originated as a vehicle for homosexual themes that within the larger context of burlesque poetry have given rise to Burchiellesque and Bemesque poetry. Its initiator was Camillo Scroffa (1526-1565) who probably composed I Cantici di Fidentio when studying law (1545-50), and first published them in 1562 in an edition of some 29 pages. They are supposed to have been written by an "amorous pedant" Fidentio Glottochrysio who is hopelessly in love with the handsome Camillo Strozzi. The anthology amounts in the main to an anti-Petrarchan pamphlet, poking fun at well-worn conventions of love poetry, while at the same time it is a satire on the excessive preoccupation with classical antiquity into which the humanists had fallen, both from a linguistic standpoint and in view of their exaltation of the so-called Socratic love. What came to be known as Fidentian poetry-which is technically the opposite of macaronic poetry, which mixes vernacular elements into Latin, instead of vice versa - was cultivated even before the first authorized edition of the Cantici in 1562, and lasted until the beginning of the eighteenth century. With numerous additions from different poets this anthology was reprinted many times and was still in print in 1781. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        TRACTATUS DUO: QUORUM PRIOR EST DE PLANTIS, ET DE GENERATIONE ANIMALIUM; POSTERIOR DE HOMINE.

      - Pp. [xii]+440+142+[16](index, last blank), title page vignette, 2 folding optical diagrams at end, decorative head and tailpieces, one large and several small decorative initials, text printed double column, index; small cr. 4to; rebound in modern kangaroo, the spine with five raised bands and gilt lettered red leather title label, the boards decorated in blind; later endpapers, bookplate on upper pastedown, the first two leaves faintly creased, a few light marginal water stains, several small wormholes (margins only, not affecting text), scattered light foxing and occasional soiling; Franciscum Muguet, Paris, 1666. First edition. *The French theologian, philosopher, and scientist Honore Fabri was born in Dauphine (c. 1607) and died in Rome in 1688. He taught philosophy and mathematics for nearly a decade at the Jesuit college at Lyons, before taking up the post of theologian of the court of the papal penitentiary in the Vatican basilica at Rome, a position he held for thirty years. Fabri wrote numerous books on a wide range of subjects, including philosophy, mathematics, physics, astronomy, and zoology. He formulated a theory of tidal phenomena based on the action of the moon, and gave the first reasonable explanation of why the sky is blue, basing his argument on dispersion of light. (Isaac Newton said that he first learned of Grimaldi's teaching of the diffraction of light from the writings of Fabri). He was also the first to give a reason for Galileo's experiment showing that bodies fall equal distances in equal time. His perceived support for Galileo's heretical theory of the movement of the earth around the sun earned him 50 days in prison under Pope Alexander VIII. In astronomy, Fabri discovered the Andromeda nebula, and engaged in a controversial dispute with Christiaan Huygens about the rings of Saturn. The second work in the present volume, De Homine['Man'], contains some of his work on optics (see pp. 287-321, and the 2 folding diagrams at end), and the circulation of the blood (Explicatur & statuitur sanguinis circuitio, see pp. 204 onwards) - which Fabri claimed to have discovered independently of William Harvey. Fabri attempted to unify all physics along the lines of geometry, and was one of the first to apply the newly invented calculus to the physical world. He was the acknowledged leader of an influential circle of mathematicians (his quadrature of the cycloid inspired the young Gottfried Leibniz), and corresponded with many eminent thinkers of the period, including Leibnitz, Mersenne, and Descartes. As a theologian, he was considered the expert on the errors of Jansenism. The printer of this volume, Francois Muguet, printed several books in Paris during the 1660s and 1670s. Another edition was published a year later, at Nuremberg, printed by Wolfgang & Johann Andreas Endter. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pas-Caar van de Oost ZeeVerthoonende Alle de Ghelegentheydt Tusschen t´Eylandt Rugen ende Wyborg (..).

      Anmsterdam. By Pieter Goos op´t water inde vergulde Zeespiegel. 1666. Plate mark 45 x 55 cm. The whole sheet 51 x 60 cm. Handcoloured engraving. The paper is browned. A few small spots. Some creases to the margins and along the centre fold. Some fraying to the margins. Two corners with newer paper (outside the map area). Centre fold reinforced at the back in the top and bottom. A tear just into the map area in the upper right corner repaired at the back. Three small paper strip residues at the top of the back after former mounting.. A fine sea chart of the Baltic Sea by the eminent carthographer Pieter Goos in Amsterdam. It covers the area from Rugen in the west to Viborg in the east as well as the inner part of the gulf of Finland. The map was published about half a century before Saint Petersburg was founded. To the west we find Stockholm and its archipelago. In the centre the Baltic ilands of Oland, Gotland, Dago and Osel. Riga is clearly marked in the east as well as Danzig in the south. For some reason the island of Aland is missing. The map is decorated with a single (dutch?) ship sailing north, which gives it at an almost mysterious quality. The map has three compass roses and many rhumb lines A rare map

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        COMMENTAIRES SUR LES COUSTUMES DE BOURDEAUX ET PAYS BOURDELOIS

      JACQUES MONGIRON MILLANGES. 1666. In-8.Carré. Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. 2ème plat abîmé. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais. 670 + 48 pages. Ecritures manuscrites en début et fin d'ouvrage. Titre et fleurons dorés. Dos à 5 nerfs. Lettrines et culs de lampe. Coins inférieur droit abimé

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        Breviarium Romanum ex decreto sacro-sancti Concilii Tridentini restitutum. Pars Aestivalis. Pii V. Pont. Max. jussu editum, et Clementis VIII primum, nunc denuo Urbani PP. VIII auctoritate recognitum. Una cum Officiis novorum Sanctorum ab Innocentio X & Alexandro VII VII concessis. In quo Psalmi, Lectiones, Responsoria, tam de Tempore, quàm de Sanctis, & alia quae requirebantur ad longum, suis locis posita sunt.

      Impensis Societatis Typographicae Librorum Officij Ecclesiastici 1666 1 vol. in-8 relié plein maroquin rouge orné à la Duseuil, dos à 5 nerfs orné, ill., roulettes sur coupes, chasses ornées, tranches dorées, Impensis Societatis Typographicae Librorum Officij Ecclesiastici, Paris, 1666, 29 ff. n. ch., 760-cxcij pp. et 2 ff. n. ch. Titre complet : Breviarium Romanum ex decreto sacro-sancti Concilii Tridentini restitutum. Pars Aestivalis. Pii V. Pont. Max. jussu editum, et Clementis VIII primum, nunc denuo Urbani PP. VIII auctoritate recognitum. Una cum Officiis novorum Sanctorum ab Innocentio X & Alexandro VII VII concessis. In quo Psalmi, Lectiones, Responsoria, tam de Tempore, quàm de Sanctis, & alia quae requirebantur ad longum, suis locis posita sunt. Exemplaire entièrement réglé en maroquin du temps (petits frott. en coupes et qq. taches en plat, petit trou en page de titre, des rouss.). Français

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        TRIUMPHUS CRUCIS SIVE DE VERITATE FIDEI (della verità della fede cristiana)

      GALLEEdito nel 1666 in Gratianopoli , in 16°, legatura in piena pergamena, alzatine e capilettera, tagli maculati. Libro di frate Hieronymo da ferrara dell'ordine dei frati predicatori : della verità e della fede Cristiana. L'opera fu composta nel 1497 in latino e subito dopo volgarizzata dallo stesso autore con qualche mutamento. Buon esemplare.

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        Phytologiae hoc est de Plantis partis primae tomus primus. In quo Herbarum nostro seculo descriptarum, nomina, aequivoca, synonyma, ac etymologiae investigantur...

      Boloniae, sumptibus Haeredum Evangelistae de Duccijs, 1666. Folio (312 x 203mm). pp. (16, incl. frontisp.) 576, (72, incl. 2 blanks), with fine allegorical engraved frontispiece showing a large garden, woodcut printer's device on title and 36 full-page woodcuts in the text. Contemporary calf, gilt decorated spine in 5 compartments. A fine copy. Only the first volume was published. A second volume on trees was never published due to the author's death. "Giancinto (Hyacintho) was director of the Botanical Gardens at Bologna from 1657-1665, following the directorship of his brother Bartolomeo. The genus Ambrosinia was named after the two brothers" (Hunt 303). The plants described in the present volume are in alphabetical order. " In seguito lo Studio bolognese conobbe ancora personaggi di grande levatura, come i fratelli Bartolomeo (1588 1657) e Giacinto (1605 1671) Ambrosini, che ressero l'Orto, in successione, dal 1620 al 1665. Sotto la loro gestione l'Orto si sviluppò notevolmente: un catalogo delle piante coltivate nel 1653 elenca circa 1500 specie diverse, una collezione certamente fra le maggiori in Europa a quel tempo, che sarebbe invidiata anche da molti orti botanici attuali. Molti anni dopo Linneo avrebbe onorato la memoria degli Ambrosini denominando una specie Ambrosinia bassii, dove il nome del genere ricorda appunto i due antichi prefetti dell'Orto..." (Univ. Bologna website). Hunt 303; Pritzel 132.

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        Machines et inventions approuvées par l'Académie Royale des Sciences, depuis son établissement jusqu'à présent ; avec leur Description. Dessinées et publiées du consentement de l'Académie, par M. Gallon. Depuis 1666 jusqu'en 1754.Paris: G. Martin, J.B. Coignard, H.L. Guérin, 1735-1777. First edition.

      Rare complete set, with the often lacking seventh volume, of this invaluable collection illustrating, with nearly 500 plates, the inventions of all the machines and instruments approved by the Academy of Sciences from its establishment in 1666 to 1735. In many ways this work can be considered the precursor to Diderot and D'Alembert's great <i>Encyclopédie</i>. The work includes the first published illustrations of Pascal's calculating machine (with five plates) together with descriptions and illustrations of calculating machines by Perrault, Lespine, De Hillerin, and De Mean. Stanitz 187; Tomash G-22 (six volume set only).<br/><br/> In 1729, the Academy commissioned the engineer Gallon (1706-75), to edit all descriptions of machines examined and approved by the Academy. Gallon's work documents the technological explosion that occurred in France in the arts, sciences, engineering, and manufacturing. New scientific instruments, clocks, textile machinery, paper-making machines, hydraulic engineering devices, steam shovels, street lights, umbrellas, and calculating machines are among the many inventions covered.. 4to, 252 x 188 mm, fine contemporary calf with richly gilt spines, fully complete with all 498 engraved plates showing 499 illustrations (see below), pp I: [4] viii [4] 215 and plates no 1-67 plates; II: [4] v [3] 192 and plates no. 68-139 (plate 105 in two parts); III: [4] v [3] 207 and plates no 140-214; IV: [4] v [3] 239 and plates no 215-295; V: [4] v [3] 173 and plates 296-360 (plate 329 in two parts); [4] v [3] 196 [36:index] and plates no 361-429; VI: [6] [viii] 476 and plates no 430-495 (plates 436 and 495 in two parts, illustration 493 and 494 on the same plate), thus 498 plates with 499 illustrations. The work is divided into sections 1-495, each describing one machine accompanied by one plate (except in sections 105, 329, 436, and 495 were two plates are present) but there is no section 494 (an illustration numbered 494 is however present on the same plate as no 493), the pagination is continuous from section 493 through to section 495, and so are the signatures, hence there is nothing lacking. Some gathering with browning which is normal for this work. In all a fine set in its original state

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        De scriptis danorum, liber posthumus, auctior editus à fratre Thoma Bartholino.

      Köpenhamn, typis M. Godicchenii, sumptibus P. Haubold acad. bibl., 1666. 8:o. (12),119,122-23,224-26,127-28,229-30,131-50,(1) s. Sannolikt samtida pergamentryggbd som på 1700-talet klätts i brunt stänkdekorerat papper och försetts med handskriven titeletikett. Ryggen delvis defekt, i synnerhet upp- och nedtill. Genomgående lagerfläckig.. Bibliotheca danica IV:548. Thesaurus librorum danicorum 331. En ny utvidgad upplaga utkom 1699. Sista opaginerade sidan är ett "Typographus Lectoris" som är en ursäkt för att Niels Stensen inte är nämnd i bibliografin. Det saknas ofta. Bröderna Albert och Thomas Bartholin var söner till den berömda danska polyhistorn Caspar Bartholin. Arbetet färdigställdes av den äldre brodern Thomas efter att Albert dött 1663. Det är den första författarbibliografin i Norden och ett av de äldsta bibliografiska arbetena i regionen överhuvudtaget

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        "A Letter of Mr. Isaac Newton, Professor of the Mathematicks in the University of Cambridge; containing his New Theory about Light and Colors: Where Light is declared to be not Similar or Homogeneal, but consisting of difform rays, some of which are more refrangible than others: And Colors are affirm'd to be not Qualifications of Light, deriv'd from Refractions of natural Bodies, (as tis generally believed;) but Original and Connate properties, which in divers rays are divers: Where Several Observations and Experiments are alledged to prove the said Theory. Sent by the Author to the Publisher from Cambridge, Febr. 6. 1671/72; in order to be communicated to the R. Society."London: for John Martyn, 1671/72First edition, first printing.

      First edition of arguably the most important paper in the history of optics. Dibner 144; Horblit 79a; Evans 29. <br/><br/> "This was Newton's first scientific publication and one of his most important, leading to his brilliant work in optics. In this he recounted how he placed a glass prism in the path of a ray of light entering his darkened chamber thru a window-slit. Instead of a circular pattern of light upon the opposite wall Newton saw an oblong spectrum. A second, inverted prism restored the refracted light into a white ray. He concluded that sunlight (or white light) was composed of a mixture of light of many colors, each having its own degree of refrangibility and that none could be converted into another. This paper led to extended controversies with Hooke, Huygens, Linuc, Lucas, Pardies, and others" (Dibner). <br/><br/> "Newton had encountered the problem of colors during his years of discovery as an undergraduate, and very early he had entertained the idea that colors do not arise from the modification of homogeneous light, as the prevailing theory held, but from the separation of a heterogeneous mixture of rays each of which causes a different sensation of color. Near the beginning of 1666, he first performed his basic experiment of projecting a spectrum with a prism...On 6 February 1672, Newton mailed to Henry Oldenburg, the Secretary of the Royal Society, a summary statement of the theory he had expounded with far more detail and experimental support in his [Lucasian] lectures. Published at once in the Philosophical Transactions [as offered here], it established Newton's reputation across Europe" (Lilly/Westfall). "If he had published nothing else, it would be sufficient of itself to guarantee him a place among the immortals of modern science" (Christianson, p. 152). <br/><br/> The implications of his work for the design of optical instruments - the problem of chromatic aberration - did not escape Newton. "As a practical consequence of his theoretical insights Newton pointed out a limit to the perfection obtainable by telescopes. Any glass, he argued, so 'exactly figured as to collect any one sort of rays into one point', would not thereby be capable of collecting at the same point all other rays. It led him 'by degrees' to the development of a novel kind of instrument, the reflecting telescope, with which he could discern Jupiter's satellites and Venus's phases" (Gjertsen, p. 375). <br/><br/> Babson 165; Gray 231; Lilly/Westfall 79. Wallis 231; Christianson, In the Presence of the Creator, 1984; Gjertsen, Newton Handbook, 1986; Westfall, Never at rest, 1980.. Pp 3075-3095 of the Philosophical Transactions ... vol. VI, no. 80 for the year MDCLXXI. Offered here is the complete Newton letter (13 pp) bound in recent half cloth over marbled boards with red gilt title label to front board, small dent to the right side of the boards, just tuching the pages. In all a very good and relatively

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        Seulen-Buch, Oder:

      Gründlicher Bericht von den Fünff Ordnungen der Architectur-Kunst, Wie solche von Marco Vitruvio, Jacobo Barrozzio, Hans Blumen [et]c. und andern vornehmen berühmten Bau-Meistern seynd zusammen getragen und in gewisse Abtheilungen verabfasset worden: Wie auch die so genannten darzu gehörigen Fünff Termes, Wie nemlich dieselben nach rechter Proportion und Symmeterey sollen aufgerissen und nachgemacht werden. Mit neben beygefügten schönen Capitälen, Außzügen, Unterhängen und Nebenflügeln, vermehret, außgezieret, und in drey Theil ordentlich eingerichtet. Allen Liebhabern, so sich deß Circkuls, Linials und Richtscheids bedienen, als Bildhauer, Mahler, Schreiner, Stein-Metzen, Zimmerleut, [et]c. und dergleichen, zu Lieb und Nutzen, in diesen geschmeidigen Format gebracht Durch Eine Liebhaber der Edlen Architectur-Kunst an den Tag gegeben und mit mehren Kupffern und Zierathen vermehrt. Nurnberg: Hoffmann 1666. With engraved titlepage next to other titlepage printed in red and black; illustrated with 44 engraved plates of which 11 are folded. 52 textpages + plates + 7 blank leaves on which the owner has unfolded his artistic abilities. Contemporary very worn boards, upper half of spine loose, clasps missing; a few leaves stained at the top, some folded plates reinforced in the fold

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        Opera omnia medica et chemica. Adjecta est doctissima dissertatio Petri Guissonii, de tribus principiis chemicis et nova recentiorum medendi methodo.

      8°. 6 n.n. Bl., 24, 752 S. 16 n.n. Bl. Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Hirsch-H. IV, 664. - Ferguson II, 219. - Wellcome IV, 422 (für Ausgabe Bologna 1643). - Dritte Gesamtausgabe. Poterie war Anhänger von Paracelsus und Vertreter der Antimontheorie. - 2 Blatt mit Eckausriss ohne Textverlust. Seite 437-448 mit Brandloch am oberen Rand mit Textverlust. Durchgehend gebräunt.

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        Copia de la Carta que escribió desde Sevilla al Excelentissimo Señor Marques de Aytona, recién llegado de Indias, en que le da noticia (según se lo avia pedido con instancias devotas) de los trbajos, sucesos, y progresos de su viage, y primera Mission de

      1666. Seville. Imprenta de Juan Gomez de Blás. In 4to (202 mm x 147 mm). 19. Blue wrappers. First folio soiled with marginal tears eventually touching a few letters, foxing, corners dog-eared. One of the few documents available on the progress of the Capuchin Missions in Venezuela; the imprint contains valuable and rare notices on the manners & customs of the natives (mainly Caribes, Guamonteyes, Chaimas, Tapies, Azaguas & Cores) and with notices of the happenings and relations of Carabantes´ voyage to the region. Carabantes (1628 ? 1694) was one of the first Capuchin missionaries in America; although his name was Velazquez, he changed his name for that of his home town in 1645, when entering the order. In 1657, he arrived in the Island of Margarita (Venezuela), from there he went on to Caracas and Cumana, where he was able to evangelize the Caribes, a tribe notorious for its cruelty and ferocity. As often, the missionary learned the natives tongue and wrote subsequently a vocabulary for the missionaries. His stay in the region lasted for 9 years, after which he had to travel back to Spain to defend his fellow missionaries; after that, he planned to return to the Americas, but his superiors decided to keep him in Spain, where death found him short after. It is attributed to him the conversion of five ?caciques?. The same year, three editions were made, two in Seville (one by Gomez de Blás and one by Francisco Sanchez) and according to Maggs, one in Granada, also by Francisco Sanchez; we found no bibliographic reference to the Granada edition. The Sanchez edition contains 12 leaves, meanwhile, our edition contains 19 ?we do not know if the information is the same as ours seems expanded. Exceedingly rare, no copies have been sold at auction and there are no records of it having been offered after 1922 by Maggs. Palau, 43614. Not in Sabin. Not in Church.

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        Swerikes rikes lagh-böker, som äre, landz lagh, stadz lagh, Vplandz lagh, Wästgötha lagh, Östgötha lagh, Södermanl., Wästmanna och Helsing lagh. [...]Nu på nytt medh nyttige concordantier och register förbättrat och vthgången.

      Stockholm, Ignatius Meurer, 1666. Graverat gemensamt titelblad: Swerikes rikes laghböker, som äre, landz lagh, stadz lagh, Vplandz lagh, Wästgötha lagh, Östgötha lagh, Södermanl., Wästmanna och Helsing lagh. ... + (4) s. Nytt graverat titelblad: Swerikes Landzlagh, ... Stockholm: Ignatius Meurer, 1665. (6) + 96 + (75) s. Nytt graverat titelblad: Swerikes rijkes stadzlagh .... Stockholm: Ignatius Meurer 1665.(4) + 74 + (1) s. Nytt graverat titelblad: Vplandz laghen, ... Stockholm: Ignatius Meurer, 1665. (1) + 54 + (1) s. Nytt graverat titelblad: Wäst-götha laghbook, ... Stockholm: Ignatius Meurer, 1663 (2) + 112 s. Nytt graverat titelblad: östgötha laghen, ... Stockholm: Ignatius Meurer, 1665. 61 blad. Nytt graverat titelblad: Sudhermanna laghen, ... Stockholm: Ignatius Meurer, 1666. (2) s. + 44 blad. Nytt graverat titelblad: Wästmanna laghbook, ... Stockholm: Ignatius Meurer, 1666. (2) s. + 52 blad (feltryckt: 51). Nytt graverat titelblad: Hälsinge laghen, ... Stockholm: Ignatius Meurer, 1665. 24 blad. Bihang: 4 s. + 16 blad. Samtida helskinnband med fem upphöjda bind och utan ryggtitel. 32 X 20 cm. Ryggen skadad upptill

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        Upsalia cujus occasione plurima in religione, sacris, festis, regum electionibus, creationibus magistratuum, concessionibus dignitatum, funerationibus, & similibus, olim per septentrionem & vicinos germanos, gallos, brittanos, omneque pæne occidentem usurpata explicantur, lociq; bene multi veterum aliorumq; auctorum emendantur atque illustrantur.

      Uppsala, Henricus Curio, 1666. 8:o. (8),+ 192, 195-406,+ (4) s. Två träsnittsillustrationer i texten. Delvis med hoppande pagineringsföljd. Titelbladet fläckigt med små hål. Brännmärke i främre snittet och en bit in på pappret mot slutet. Hfrbd från 1700-talet, nött rygg med svart etikett och upphöjda bind. Lars Joh. Palmbergs namnteckning på titelbladet och med Gabriel Marklins stämpel. Förord och errata bundna i slutet. Collijn sp. 831. Fant 23. Lindroth II, s. 311f. Warmholtz 348. Med en hyllningshexameter av Loccenius. Ett av de första svenska konsekvent genomförda topografisk-antikvariska undersökningarna. Uppsala var dock ett känsligt ämne, inte minst mot bakgrund av Rudbecks snart publicerade Atlantica, och Schefferus arbete om Uppsala utgör startpunkten för den stora fejden mellan honom själv på ena sidan och Olof Verelius (och i bakgrunden Olof Rudbeck) på den andra om Uppsalas ålder och läge. Det gamla hednatemplet låg, påstod här Schefferus och stödde sig på bl.a. Ericus Olai, inte vid Gamla Uppsala utan inom den nuvarande staden Uppsala, och speciellt gammalt vad det inte heller, inte äldre än något före Kristi födelse

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        OPERE IN LINGUA NAPOLETANA. IN QUESTA XV IMPRESSIONE PURGATA CON SOMMA ACCURATEZZA DA INFINITI ERRORI, CHE LA RENDEVANO MANCHEVOLI E DIFETTOSE, E RIDOTTE ALLA VERA PERFETTIONE DELL'AUTORE.

      In Napoli, per Novello De Bonis 1666. In-16., leg. coeva t. perg. tit. calligr. al d.; pp. (10)-96; 130; 96, 71; 84(ma 79); 72. Sette frontespizi. La raccolta comprende: Micco Passaro nnammorato, Poema eroico; La Rosa, favola in cinque atti; La Vaiasseide,

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        Deliciae Physico Mathematicae. Oder Mathemat und Philosophische Erquickstunden, Darinnen Sechshundert Drey und Sechsig, Schöne, Liebliche und Annehmliche Kunststücklein, Auffgaben und Fragen, auf; der Rechenkunst, Landtmessen, Perspectiv, Naturkündigung und andern Wissenschafften genomen, begriffen seindt, Wiesolche uf der andern seiten dieses blats ordentlich nacheinander verzeichnet worden: Allen Kunstliebenden zu Ehren, Nutz, Ergössung des Gemüths und sonderbahren Wolgefallen am tag gegeben Durch M. Danielem Schwenterum.Nuremberg: Jeremiae Dumseis, 1636.

      First edition of this early collection of mathematical puzzles, games and inventions, several of which are illustrated on the title page in small vignettes. The sixteen sections cover a wide range of subjects, from mathematics to optics and hydraulics. Leibniz read a copy of the book in his student days, his study of its many combinatorial problems leading to his first mathematical publication, the <i>Ars combinatoria</i> (1666), which formed the mathematical basis for his proposed 'calculus of thought'.<br/><br/> As well as numerous problems in 'recreational' mathematics, Schwenter's book describes several significant inventions. Perhaps the most notable of these is a fountain pen, which was made from two quills, one of which served as a reservoir for ink inside the other quill. The ink was sealed inside the quill with cork, and ink was squeezed through a small hole to the writing point. Although Schwenter did not invent the fountain pen, his is the first illustration of a working fountain pen in a printed work. <br/><br/> One original invention of Schwenter described in this book is the 'scioptric ball'. This is a universal joint that allows a microscope, mounted on the ball, to be swivelled into any position. Its invention was inspired by Schwenter's studies of the human eye. The scioptric ball provided a firm anchor for a microscope or telescope while allowing the telescope to be swivelled in all directions in order to follow the course of an eclipse or for drawing panoramic views. It was in some ways the first wide-angle lens. <br/><br/> Schwenter's Deliciae is sometimes described as a translation of Van Etten & Leurechon's Récréations Mathématiques (first published in 1624), but Singmaster has pointed out that this is 'quite wrong'. Schwenter does indeed consider some of the problems in Leurechon's book (these are identified as "aus dem Frankosen"), but many of the problems in Deliciae were collected by Schwenter himself. The book proved extremely popular, and was expanded to three volumes by Georg Philip Harsdörffer (1651-53). This was for many years the most comprehensive work on the subject, and was reprinted in 1677 and 1692. <br/><br/> Professor of oriental languages and mathematics at the University of Altdorf, Daniel Schwenter was born at Nuremberg in 1595 and died on 19 January 1636, a few months before the publication of this, his second book. He was also the author of <i>Geometriae practicae novae</i>, which appeared in four parts from 1616 to 1627. <br/><br/> David Singmaster, Sources in Recreational Mathematics: An Annotated Bibliography (www.gotham corp.com/sources.htm) contains descriptions of several of the mathematical problems considered by Schwenter.. Small 4to: 189 x 151 mm. Pp. [xii], 574, [2]. Contemporary vellum over boards. Engraved titlepage, numerous illustrations and diagrams in the text. Some browning throughout, in all a very good copy

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        Upsalia cujus occasione plurima in religione, sacris, festis, regum electionibus, creationibus magistratuum, concessionibus dignitatum, funerationibus, & similibus, olim per septentrionem & vicinos germanos, gallos, brittanos, omneque pæne occidentem usurpata explicantur, lociq; bene multi veterum aliorumq; auctorum emendantur atque illustrantur.

      Uppsala, Henricus Curio, 1666. 8:o. (12),+ 192, 195-406 s. Två träsnittsillustrationer i texten. Delvis med hoppande pagineringsföljd. Hårt skuren i överkant, delvis med förlust av pagina och rubrik. Sammanbunden med: SCHEFFERUS, Johannes. De situ et vocabulo Upsaliæ ad regni Sveciæ senatorem, &c. illustrissimum exellentissimumq. dominum d. Gustavum Adolphus De la Gardie, comitem in Läckö & Arensburg &c, &c. epistola defensiora. Stockholm, Nicolaus Wankiif, (1677). 8:o. 79 s. Samtida pergamentband. Eftersättsbladen med samtida bläckanteckningar. Första titelsidan med överstruken äldre namnteckning, daterad 1680. Ur Abraham Hülphers bibliotek, med hans namnteckning, daterad 1764 och inköpt på auktionen efter Engzelius. L. F. Rääfs exlibris. Collijn sp. 831 för båda verken. Fant 23 resp. 42. Warmholtz 348 resp. 349. En av de första svenska konsekvent genomförda topografisk-antikvariska undersökningarna. Uppsala var dock ett känsligt ämne, inte minst mot bakgrund av Rudbecks snart därefter publicerade Atlantica, och Schefferus arbete om Uppsala utgör startpunkten för den stora striden mellan honom och Verelius om Gamla Uppsala ålder och läge. Det senare arbetet är ytterligare ett inlägg i debatten. Tillsammans med: Colloqvium inter Rufum & Crassus studiosus de vero situ veteris Upsaliæ. Handskrift från 1750-talet. (2),+ 66 sidor i 8:o. Lätt fuktrand nedtill inledningsvis. Samtida pappband, ryggen med små hål och en handskriven pappersetikett. Ur Abraham Hülphers bibliotek, med hans namnteckning, daterad 1794 och en anteckning om att han köpt den på auktion efter prosten Åhrberg. Med L. F. Rääfs exlibris. Med Hülphers anteckning på titelsidan: "Bör åtfölja Joan: Schefferi Upsalia tr. 1666 n 53-". Warmholtz 355. Handskrift i bläck från mitten av 1700-talet med 66 tättskrivna sidor. Detta samtal som är skrivet på svenska, tillägnas enligt Warmholtz professor Fabian Törner. Rufus försvarar Schefferus åsikter och Crassus försvarar Verelius. Flera nya argument för Schefferus framförs. Enligt Warmholtz fanns det avskrifter hos flera samlare

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        Syntagma Anatomicum; Commentario Atque Appendice ex Veterum, Recentiorum, Propriisque, Observationibus

      Amsterdam: Joannem Janssonium, 1666. 1666 reprint of Vesling&#39;s popular 1641 anatomy textbook based on his dissections in Padua. Collated and complete with 2 blanks, engraved title, blank, title page, blank, 22 introductory pages, 558 text pages, 16-page index/catalogue. 52 engraved anatomical plates. Sound binding. Some cockling at top of spine. Very old manuscript biography of Vesling written inside front cover. Two stamped 19th century library markings. Faint sporadic dampstaining at bottom page margins and rear endpapers. Some speckling to front endpapers. Top of engraved title page is closely trimmed. "Vesling aimed to explain the parts of the body as they were encountered during dissection and to avoid discussion of theoretical matters in order not to create confusion. However, he departed from his stated purpose to give a clear picture of the circulation of the blood and action of the heart based on Harvey&#39;s research. His descriptions of the lymphatics and assertion that four pulmonary veins normally empty into the heart&#39;s left auricle are of particular scientific significance." (see Heirs of Hippocrates, U of Iowa Hardin Library of the Health Sciences) . Second Edition. Vellum. Very Good. Illus. by Blaes, Gerard Leonard . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The History of the Caribby-Islands, viz. Barbados, St. Christopher, St. Vincents, Martinico, Dominico, Barbouthos, Monserrat, Mevis, Antego, &c. in all XXVIII. In Two Books. The First containing the Natural; The Second, the Moral History of those Islands. Illustrated with several Pieces of Sculpture, representing the most considerable Rarities therein Described. With a Caribbian-Vocabulary. Rendred into English by John Davies of Kidwelly

      J.M. for Thomas Dring and John Starkey, London, 1666. First Edition. Hardcover (rebound in leather). Good Condition. A translation of Rochefort&#39;s Histoire naturelle et morale des iles Antilles de l&#146;Amerique. Small folio rebound in recent 1/4 leather over green cloth. Browned with a persistent dampstain throughout and occasional light staining from mold, but legible and complete; title page repaired at edges, verso of title is 1665 license to print. 9 plates with 52 illustrations, mostly of natural history, but with 3 illustrations of costume and one of a native canoeing. Two lovely illustrations of "sea unicorns" one a narwhal, one a fish with a unicorn head. (6), 351, (14) - lacking the last page of the table of contents at the rear, but with the complete 10 page "Caribbian Vocabulary" a translation of "Le vocabulaire caraibe" by Raymond Breton.. Lacking any blanks. Valuable and interesting observations on flora, fauna and the native population. An extended piece on diet includes details on cassava bread making, the extraction of sugar from sugar cane, and an unusually positive review of the potato (still over a century away from acceptance in Europe) in its many colors. Wing R1740, Sabin, 72322, Bibliotheca Americana 2608, Field (An Essay Towards an Indian Bibliography) notes "This book is an example of the most unblushing effrontery. The pseudo author assumes the credit of the performance with but the faintest allusion to its previous existence. It is a nearly faithful translation of Rochefort&#146;s Histoire des Antilles." Size: Folio. Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Travel & Places; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 040589. .

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        Pas caerte van Nieu Nederlandt en de Engelsche Virginies van Cabo Cod tot Cabo Canrick

      Amsterdam: 1666. Copper engraving with period outline colour. 17 3/4 x 22 1/8 inches. One of the finest and most beautiful 17th-century charts of the Northeast of America, from &#39;De Zee Atlas ofter Water-Weereld&#39; The seventeenth century was the Golden Age of Dutch mapmaking. As the world&#39;s greatest trading nation, marine cartography was a particular specialty, and no one produced more lavish sea charts than Pieter Goos. Finely drawn and engraved, printed on top quality paper, and beautifully coloured, they were intended more for the merchant collector than the practical mariner. Goos&#39; Zee-Atlas was the companion marine atlas of choice for Joan Blaeu&#39;s famous terrestrial atlas, the Atlas Maior. This is the general chart of New Netherland from the Zee-Atlas. It covers the Atlantic coast of America from Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras. The emphasis is on the Dutch colony of New Netherland. New Amsterdam (the future New York) is shown at the tip of Manhattan Island. Many other place names of Dutch origin appear, including &#39;Staten Eylandt&#39;, &#39;Lange Eylandt&#39;, and &#39;Vlysingen&#39; (Flushing). Along the Delaware River a number of Dutch settlements are shown, including Fort Casimir, Nassau and Elsenburgh, as well as the Swedish Fort Christina. The Schuylkill River, site of the future metropolis of Philadelphia, is also located. In New England, Martha&#39;s Vineyard and Nantucket are shown with their present names, and several early English settlements, such as &#39;New Plymouth&#39; are located. The delineation of the Chesapeake Bay is also quite good, with Jamestown located. The Potomac River is shown as the &#39;Patwomeck&#39;. Burden,The Mapping of North America, plate 387; Humphreys, Old Decorative Maps and Charts, plate 63; Deak,Picturing America , 48

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        PAS CAERTE VAN NIEU NEDERLANDT EN DE ENGELSCHE VIRGINIES VAN CABO COD TOT CABO CANRICK

      Amsterdam. 1666.. Copper engraving with period outline color. Sheet size: 17 3/4 x 22 1/8 inches. Very good. One of the finest and most beautiful 17th-century charts of the Northeast of America, from DE ZEE ATLAS OFTER WATER-WEERELD. The 17th century was the Golden Age of Dutch mapmaking. As the world&#39;s greatest trading nation, marine cartography was a particular specialty, and no one produced more lavish sea charts than Pieter Goos. Finely drawn and engraved, printed on top quality paper, and beautifully colored, they were intended more for the merchant collector than the practical mariner. Goos&#39; ZEE- ATLAS was the companion marine atlas of choice for Joan Blaeu&#39;s famous terrestrial atlas, the ATLAS MAIOR. This is the general chart of New Netherland from the ZEE- ATLAS. It covers the Atlantic coast of America from Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras. The emphasis is on the Dutch colony of New Netherland. New Amsterdam (the future New York) is shown at the tip of Manhattan Island. Many other place names of Dutch origin appear, including "Staten Eylandt," "Lange Eylandt," and "Vlysingen" (Flushing). Along the Delaware River a number of Dutch settlements are shown, including Fort Casimir, Nassau, and Elsenburgh, as well as the Swedish Fort Christina. The Schuylkill River, site of the future metropolis of Philadelphia, is also located. In New England, Martha&#39;s Vineyard and Nantucket are shown with their present names, and several early English settlements, such as "New Plymouth," are located. The delineation of the Chesapeake Bay is also quite good, with Jamestown located. The Potomac River is shown as the "Patwomeck." BURDEN, THE MAPPING OF NORTH AMERICA, plate 387. HUMPHREYS, OLD DECORATIVE MAPS AND CHARTS, plate 63. DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 48.

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        Euclidis Elementa Geometrica novo ordine ac fere demonstrata [Edited by Nicolaus Mercator]

      London: T[] R[] impensis Joh. Martyn ... , 1666. First edition edited by Nicolaus Mercator. 12mo. Engraved additional title page by William Faithorne, and 12 engraved geometric plates. [8], 136 pp. A-F12. Contemporary calf, recased, preserving original front endpapers with early gift inscription; rebacked with tan polished calf, red leather spine label. Rear free endpaper missing, covers a bit scuffed, text and plates quite clean and fresh. New Wing E3391 . The First edition of the Euclid to be edited by the great mathematician and astronomer, NICOLAUS MERCATOR (ca. 1619 - 1687), published in the same year as his election as a fellow of the Royal Society. Mercator&#39;s (not to be confused with the map-maker Gerhardus Mercator) contributions to astronomy were numerous and important, and his first book during his thirty year sojourn in England was HYPOTHESIS ASTRONOMICA NOVA (1664). Isaac Newton used Mercator&#39;s astronomical works "to fill gaps in his rather shaky knowledge of planetary and lunar theory ... [but] Mercator is remembered above all as a mathematician ... " - DSB. The publication of Mercator&#39;s small book LOGORITHMOTECHNIA in the year following his Euclid, is regarding as his most important achievement. His anonymously edited Euclid was published a second time by Martyn in 1678 -- but this First edition is very scarce: ABPC reports no copy at auction in the last 35 years

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        DELLE OPERE NON PIU' STAMPATE DEL SIGNOR TORQUATO TASSO. Raccolte, e pubblicate da Marc?Antonio Foppa. Con gli argomenti del medesimo.

      In-8 p., 3 voll. in 2 tomi, mz. pelle mod. con ang., dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro, tagli a spruzzo, pp. (26),494,1 c.b,(24); (12),154,1 c.b.,(8); (20),292,(2). Bella vignetta inc. in rame ai 3 frontespizi, marca tipograf. silografata al colophon dei voll. 1° e 3°; testo ornato da graziose testat., capilett. e finalini inc. su legno. Il primo vol., dedicato al card. Francesco Barberini, contiene le "Prose"; il secondo, dedicato al card. Sforza Pallavicino, contiene "Del Giuditio sovra la sua Gerusalemme da lui medesimo riformata"; il terzo ed ultimo, dedicato a Sigismondo Chigi, nipote di Alessandro VII, contiene "Poesie varie" (canzoni, sonetti, madrigali). Cfr. Piantanida,III/IV, 3800: ?Pregiata ediz. critica; i criteri di scelta e pubblicazione, gli argomenti e le prefazioni furono assai lodate dai contemporanei? - Gamba,981 - Raccolta Tassiana,52. Leggerm. corto di marg.; con uniformi arross. più o meno lievi, ma complessivam. un buon esemplare.

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        Mico Passaro nnamorato. Poema eroico; LEG. CON: La rosa favola; LEG. CON: La Vaiasseide. Poema LEG. CON: Li travagliuse ammure de Ciullo, e Perna LEG. CON: Viaggio di Parnaso. Poema; LEG. CON: Lo cerriglio ncantato. Poema eroico

      In 24, pp. (10) + 96; 130 + (2b); 96; 71 + (1b); 84; 72. Danni restaurati al d. Aloni ai p. Alcune cc. si presentano brunite. Legatura in p. pg. coeva. Raccolta di opere in dialetto napoletano di Giulio Cesare Cortese ciascuna con fr. autonomo e numerazione propria. La raccolta si apre con fr. intitolato "Opere di Giulio Cesare Cortese in lingua napoletana in questa XV impressione purgate con somma accuratezza da infiniti errori". Seguono la dedica a stampa dell'editore e la premessa dell'editore a chi legge. Giulio Cesare Cortese nacque presumibilmente a Napoli tra il 1575 e il 1576. Forse nel 1602 fece un viaggio in Spagna cui allude nel Viaggio di Parnaso. Tra la fine del 1602 e i primi mesi del 1603 fu a Firenze al servizio del granduca Ferdinando De' Medici. Qui si innamorò di una dama fiorentina che prima ricusò le profferte amorose del poeta e poi reagì violentemente. Pare che da questa delusione amorosa sia nata l'idea della Vaiasseide. A Firenze fece forse parte dell'Accademia della Crusca. Nel 1606 il vicerè lo nominò governatore della terra di Lagonegro in Basilicata. Dal 1609 al 1611 si registra la sua presenza a Napoli. Fece parte della Accademia del Sileni forse dalla sua fondazione nel 1612. Nel 1615 pubblicava la Vaiasseide per intero, mentre era apparsa già nel 1604 in singoli canti. Brunet, II, 313. Graesse, II, 278. Quadrio, VII, 40. Vinciana, 3049. ITA

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        The History of the Caribby-islands,

      London, Printed for J.M. for Thomas Dring and John Starkey, 1666. Small folio. 1st English ed. [6] + 351pp + [15] + 8 of 9 engraved plates. A very clean copy.Contemporary sheepskin worn on front hinge. Bookplate of James Hustler of Acklam. One of the first and most important works on the Caribbean with the first dictionary of the Carib language. 'The work is an important and valuable contribution to our knowledge of the Antilles and their inhabitants. The first part of the book relates principally to the natural history of the islands, and the second part to the manners, customs, religion and arts of the Caribs.' Sabin

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        Prima spedizione all?Indie Orientali.

      In Roma, Mancini, 1666. In 8vo; pp.6n.nn., 275, 5n.nn. Piccolo strappo al margine superiore delle ultime due carte n.nn. di indice. Foro da inchiostro a due carte con perdita di qualche lettera. Fori da tarlo al margine bianco delle ultime pagine. Pergamena coeva, titolo calligrafato al dorso. Sebastiani, Carmelitano Scalzo, fu Vescovo di Gerapoli, Bisignano e Città di Castello. Il viaggio qui descritto porta l?autore da Roma a Messina, Malta, Acri, Tripoli, Bassora, Calcutta, Goa. Un capitolo dedicato alla Cina ed al Giappone. 5 immagini allegate

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        "A Letter of Mr. Isaac Newton, Professor of the Mathematicks in the University of Cambridge; containing his New Theory about Light and Colors: Where Light is declared to be not Similar or Homogeneal, but consisting of difform rays, some of which are more refrangible than others: And Colors are affirm'd to be not Qualifications of Light, deriv'd from Refractions of natural Bodies, (as tis generally believed;) but Original and Connate properties, which in divers rays are divers: Where Several Observations and Experiments are alledged to prove the said Theory. Sent by the Author to the Publisher from Cambridge, Febr. 6. 1671/72; in order to be communicated to the R. Society."London: for John Martyn, 1671/72. First edition, first printing.

      An exceptionally fine copy, in contemporary Cambridge-style paneled calf, of arguably the most important paper in the history of optics. Dibner 144; Horblit 79a; Evans 29. <br/><br/> "This was Newton's first scientific publication and one of his most important, leading to his brilliant work in optics. In this he recounted how he placed a glass prism in the path of a ray of light entering his darkened chamber thru a window-slit. Instead of a circular pattern of light upon the opposite wall Newton saw an oblong spectrum. A second, inverted prism restored the refracted light into a white ray. He concluded that sunlight (or white light) was composed of a mixture of light of many colors, each having its own degree of refrangibility and that none could be converted into another. This paper led to extended controversies with Hooke, Huygens, Linuc, Lucas, Pardies, and others" (Dibner). <br/><br/> "Newton had encountered the problem of colors during his years of discovery as an undergraduate, and very early he had entertained the idea that colors do not arise from the modification of homogeneous light, as the prevailing theory held, but from the separation of a heterogeneous mixture of rays each of which causes a different sensation of color. Near the beginning of 1666, he first performed his basic experiment of projecting a spectrum with a prism...On 6 February 1672, Newton mailed to Henry Oldenburg, the Secretary of the Royal Society, a summary statement of the theory he had expounded with far more detail and experimental support in his [Lucasian] lectures. Published at once in the Philosophical Transactions [as offered here], it established Newton's reputation across Europe" (Lilly/Westfall). "If he had published nothing else, it would be sufficient of itself to guarantee him a place among the immortals of modern science" (Christianson, p. 152). <br/><br/> The implications of his work for the design of optical instruments - the problem of chromatic aberration - did not escape Newton. "As a practical consequence of his theoretical insights Newton pointed out a limit to the perfection obtainable by telescopes. Any glass, he argued, so 'exactly figured as to collect any one sort of rays into one point', would not thereby be capable of collecting at the same point all other rays. It led him 'by degrees' to the development of a novel kind of instrument, the reflecting telescope, with which he could discern Jupiter's satellites and Venus's phases" (Gjertsen, p. 375). <br/><br/> Babson 165; Gray 231; Lilly/Westfall 79. Wallis 231; Christianson, In the Presence of the Creator, 1984; Gjertsen, Newton Handbook, 1986; Westfall, Never at rest, 1980.. Pp 3075-3095 in Philosophical Transactions ... vol. VI, no. 80 for the year MDCLXXI. Offered here is the complete volumes V & VI bound together, 4to (221 x 168 mm) in one fine contemporary Cambridge-style paneled calf, joints gently strengthened with matching paper, otherwise unrestored. Verso of plates with small faint rubberstamp. A very fine copy of this volume which is difficult to find in good condition and contemporary binding as here. Custom cloth box

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        Pas-Caart van de Oost-Zee Verthonende Alle de gehlegenheydt tusschen ´t Eylandt Rugen ende Wyborg. Op nieuws oversien en veerbetert.

      Amsterdam. By Pieter Goos op´t water inde vergulde Zeespiegel. 1666. Plate mark 45 x 55 cm. The whole sheet 51 x 60 cm. Passe partout 58 x 67 cm. Original hand colouring. Off-white passe partout. Browned. More to the margins. A few minor losses to the margins. Lower part of fold reinforced. Some creases.. A map of the Baltic Sea and the surrounding countries Pommern, Preussen, Sweden, Finland and the Baltic states. You can see a lone ship sailing north towards the gulf of Finland. In the cartousche a man holds an astronomical instrument. Pieter Goos was an engraver and map publisher in Amsterdam. "One of the best known and most famous of Dutch chart makers of the 17th. Century" (Tooley). He produced a Zee Spiegel in 1650 and a Zee atlas in 1666. Both were published in several languages and many editions. Piete

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        Upsalia cujus occasione plurima in religione, sacris, festis, regum electionibus, creationibus magistratuum, concessionibus dignitatum, funerationibus, & similibus, olim per septentrionem & vicinos germanos, gallos, brittanos, omneque pæne occidentem usurpata explicantur, lociq; bene multi veterum aliorumq; auctorum emendantur atque illustrantur

      Uppsala, Henricus Curio, 1666. (12) + 192 + 195-406 p. (P 193-194 not missing, erroneous pagination). Two woodcuts in the text and two vignettes. Contemporary full vellum. 15,5 X 9,5 cm. Old signature on title-page (Andreas Lydingk? 1669). Annotations in the margin from the 17th century. Fine interior

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