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        Traité des combats que l'amour a eu contre la raison et la jalousie. Où il adjoute le duel innocent du corps et de l'âme de l'apologie du mariage, avec un petit discours sur l'élection que l'homme doit faire d'une femme. Faite en l'année 1666.

      Paris, Martin Hauteville, 1667. ____ Première édition. Illustré par un frontispice gravé. L'amour est plus fort que la raison et la jalousie, ses "deux puissantes ennemies". Le texte prend essentiellement la forme d'un dialogue entre l'amour et la raison puis entre l'amour et la jalousie. Il est suivi d'un discours sur le corps et l'âme, puis d'une apologie du mariage. S'en suivent une déclaration d'amour, agrémentée de quelques vers, et quelques conseils sur la manière de choisir une femme, ainsi que le portrait d'une certaine Scine, avec des sonnets et maximes sur l'amour. Petit accroc à une coiffe, frontispice et page de titre bruni. Très rare. Pas d'exemplaire ailleurs qu'à la BNF et à l'Arsenal, selon le Ccfr et OCLC. *****. In-12. Collation : (12), 119 pp. Veau brun, dos orné, dentelles d'encadrement sur les plats. (Reliure du tout début du XIXème.).

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        Eerste deel der bouw-kunst, ofte Grondige bewijs-redenen, over den sin ende practijck van den autheur Vincent Scamozzi, waer in grondigh wert bewesen, dat men door den middel van den autheur Scamozzi, Palladio en Vinjola hare vijf colommen kan uytwercken; als oock van alle de voornaemste meesters der bouw-kunst, ende dat alleen met het verdeelen van een duym-stock, of voet-maet.Amsterdam, Hendrick Doncker, 1678. 4to. With an engraved architectural frontispiece by G. Wingendorp, engraved vignette with carpenters' and masons' tools on title-page, and hundreds of diagrams, measured drawings of columns, architectural ornament and other architectural elements, orthographic projections, etc., on 46 engraved plates (including 5 folding). 19th-cent

      - Bierens de Haan 5021; Cat. Rijksmuseum III, p. 22; STCN (5 copies); cf. Berlin Kat. 2225 (1667 issue of 1664 ed.); not in BAL. Richly illustrated second edition of an architectural manual compiled by a master mason, first published in 1664 (the first edition was also reissued in 1667). Although the title-page calls it the first volume, Vermaarsch never published a second. He openly borrows from architectural classics, naming Scamozzi, Palladio and Viniola on his title-page. He discusses mathematical projection, architectural decoration, the five orders of columns of classical architecture, and more specifically the theories of Scamozzi, Palladio and Vignola, each treated in a separately paginated chapter. As a practicing master mason in Leiden the author's views are of special interest when he discusses the design of decorative brick and plaster work for bases and capitals of columns for doors, gateways, windows, etc., freezes, ceilings and other works of masonry. He notes that all these designs can be constructed with only the very simplest measuring tools. The plates clearly illustrate his points and provide numerous models for brick and plaster decorations. Very good copy with generous margins, with printed memorial label on the pastedown, stating that the book was presented to the mathematical society "Mathesis Scientiarum Genetrix" after Isaac La Lau's 1849 death by his son J.G. La Lau. Both were leading members of the society.

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        Mr. du Refuge Kluger Hofmann: Das ist, Nachsinnige Vorstellung deß untadelichen Hoflebens, mit vielen lehrreichen Sprüchen und denckwürdigen Exempeln gezieret; Nicht nur den Hofleuten zu dienlicher Nachrichtung: sondern allen und jeden, welche bey grossen Herren mit schweren Regiments-Geschäfften beladen, und sich vieler Welthändel unterziehen müssen. Durch ein Mitglied der hochlöblichen Fruchtbringenden Gesellschaft. Titel, 10 Bl., 549 S., 13 Bl. (d.l.w.). Mit Kupfertitel von P. Troschel. Kl.-8°. Guter Pergamentbd d. Z.

      Frankfurt und Hamburg, Johann Naumann, 1667. - – Beigebunden: Calderini, (Apollinaire). Italiänische Staats-Gründe, oder Außerlesene politische Discurs . über die herrliche Staats-Regeln Boteri, voll anmuthiger und nützlicher Sachen. 4 Bl., 352 S. Frankfurt, Johann Peter Zubrodt, 1667. Sammelband mit zwei seltenen staatsphilosophischen Werken. I. Übersetzung und Bearbeitung des 'Traité de la Cour' von Eustache du Refuge, deutsch zuerst 1655 erschienen und hier in der zweiten und letzten Auflage. Das Werk ist nicht nur eine praktische Unterweisung für das Verhalten am Hof, sondern es erweitert den Rahmen über die "gesellschaftliche Klugheit" hinaus zur "Privatklugheit", wie es später in den frühen bürgerlichen Romanen Weises und seiner Nachfolger später popularisiert wird. Interessant sind die Abschnitte über die Affekte des Menschen, ferner die Kapitel "Von der Ordnung der Gemütsneigung" und "Von Erkantniß unserer Kräfften". Das Werk ist ein hervorragendes Beispiel für eine Literatur, die versucht, die bürgerliche Oberschicht für ein Amt in dem sich festigenden absolutistischen Staat zu befähigen. – Kupfertitel außen leicht angeschnitten. Teils etwas gebräunt. – VD17 1:000064T; Dünnhaupt 98.2; Goed. III 110, 19; Bulling S. 61; Zirnbauer 29a. – II. Erste deutsche Übersetzung. Calderini will die Gedanken des von ihm sehr verehrten Giovanni Botero verbreiten, in denen dieser die im Sinne Machiavellis rein diktatorische Gewalt der Staatsführung verherrlicht. Calderini stammte aus Ravenna, Lebensdaten sind unbekannt. Er trat in den Dienst der Farnese und lebte später in Mailand. – Gebräunt, meist im Satzspiegel. – VD17 1:000064T; Hausmann 0232.

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        PHÆDRI, Augusti Cæsaris Liberti, FABULARUM AESOPIARUM libri quinque; Notis perpetuis illustrate, & cum integris Aliorum observationibus in lucem editi a Johanne Laurentio Jcto.

      [64], 462, [204] pages. Illustrated with engraved title by Christoph Hagens, and 103 textual engravings, many depicting scenes from contemporary life. Early, but not contemporary, full leather, recently re-backed. 8vo. First Illustrated edition of Phaedrus to be published in the Netherlands; also the first edition edited by Laurentius. It contains the text of 92 Phaedrus fables with extensive annotations (the first edition of 1596 had only 64 fables). Slight browning throughout; frontispiece shaved to the image at fire-edge; else a very good copy of a scarce issue of this title. In this copy there are cancellation plates to pages 133, 194 and 205. Landwehr records that the 'brothel scene' on page 276 has often been defaced or removed, but is extant in this copy. Bodeman, Das illustrierte Fabelbuch, 75.1; Fabula Docet 68; Landwehr, Emblem books Low Countries F143; for Hagen: Thieme-Becker XV, p. 461; Wurzbach II, p. 632

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        L'invasion de la ville du Mans par les religionnaires en l'année mille cinq cens soixante et deux. Conversation par escrit à Mr D.R.A.C.

      Au Mans, Louis Pequineau, 1667. ____ Première édition. On attribuait une foule de crimes aux protestants lors de la prise de la ville du Mans. "Blondeau eut le courage de contredire la tradition. Sans nier les faits réels, c'est-à-dire le pillage de quelques abbayes, la dévastation des églises, quelques délits individuels dont la responsabilité ne peut être équitablement attribuée aux partis, il fit le récit des événements avec une entière indépendance, sans plus ménager les catholiques que les protestants. Cela ne convint pas à tout le monde. Ce que les catholiques lui pardonnèrent le moins, ce fut d'avoir raconté comme un fait naturel la retraite précipitée des protestants, le 11 ou le 12juillet 1562. Maîtres de la ville du Mans, les calvinistes y avaient comprimé toute résistance, quand on les vit un certain jour, sans motifs connus et comme pris d'une subite terreur, traverser la Sarthe au Pont- Ysoir, et quitter la ville pour n'y plus revenir. Or, en ce jour, les catholiques célébraient la fête annuelle de sainte Scholastique, sainte particulièrement vénérée dans l'Église du Mans ; on n'hésita donc pas à croire que la retraite imprévue des protestants avait été l'oeuvre mystérieuse de la céleste patronne, et cette croyance devint traditionnelle. Blondeau rejeta ce prodige." (Haureau, Histoire littéraire du Maine). Une seconde partie : "Religionnaire attaqué et défendu, dissertation critique" occupe les pages 97 à 124. Claude Blondeau était avocat au Mans. L'exemplaire provient d'un parent de l'auteur : Des ardilliers (signature sur la page de titre). La même main a ajouté sur la titre "par C. B." La famille "Blondeau des Ardilliers" est attestée par Le Paige dans son Dictionnaire du Maine, publié au XVIIIe et comme le signale une note au crayon sur une page de garde, contemporaine de la reliure. Deux mots ont été ajoutés à la plume, certainement par des Ardilliers (pp. 24, 28). Le feuillet M4 en tête de la seconde partie n'a pas été conservé par le relieur, il s'agit très certainement d'un feuillet blanc. Très rare. Page de titre doublée, coin supérieur des trois premiers feuillets réparés, sans atteinte au texte. Bon exemplaire, relié par Pinot, relieur au Mans au XIXe. *****. In-8. Collation : 124, (1) pp. Maroquin violet foncé, dos à nerfs orné, filets d'encadrement sur les plats, tête dorée. (Reliure du XIXe.).

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        Cours de médecine, contenant toutes les choses qui composent l'homme et qui perfectionnent sa nature; celles qui le conservent, celles qui le détruisent, et enfin les moyens de le rétablir en santé parfaite, et de guérir les maladies, par les expériences du mouvement circulaire. Les opérations de chirurgie, illustrées des expériences du mouvement circulaire, contiennent la pratique ordinaire des plus habiles Maîtres de Paris et tout qui s'y fait en chef-d'oeuvre; toutes celles qui le font, tant selon l'ordre des parties, que selon l'ordre des opérations mêmes. Et autres traités de médecine divisés en deux volumes.

      Paris, L'Auteur, Jean du Bray, Barbin, 1667. ____ Très rare réunion de 11 ouvrages, en premières éditions, et à pagination séparées, de ce précurseur de la transfusion sanguine. Elles ont été réunies et mises en vente sous le titre général de "Cours de médecine". Plus téméraire que John Lower et Jean Denis, Claude Tardy exécuta la transfusion du sang d'un homme dans celui d'un autre. L'opération n'eut pas le succès escompté... Claude Tardy (1607-1670), professeur à la Faculté de Médecine de Paris est aussi l'auteur de traductions de Galien et d'Hippocrate en français qui n'ont pas obtenu l'approbation de la Faculté, celle-ci refusant la traduction en langue vulgaire des princes de la médecine. Contient : - Les oeuvres du grand Hippocrate, (traduction de Tardy). (24), 24, 302 /(10), 200 pp. - Les opérations chirurgiques éclairées du mouvement circulaire du sang et des esprits. Paris, l'Auteur, Jean du Bray, Barbin. 1665. (16), 140, (4) pp. Waller 9485. - Lettre écrite à Monsieur le Breton, (...). Par M. Claude Tardy (...) Pour confirmer les utilités de la transfusion du sang, et répondre à ceux qui les étendent trop. Paris, l'Auteur, Jean du Bray, Barbin, 1667. 8 pp. - Traité de l'écoulement du sang d'un homme dans les veines d'un autre, et de ses utilités. 15, (1) pp. - Hippocratica purgandi methodus. Paris, Chastelain, 1646. (8), 40 pp. Krivatsy 11703. - In libellum Hippocratis de virginum morbis. Commentatio paraphrastica. ubi de morbis capitis et alii qui prodeunt ex intercepto, imminuto, depravato et adavto circulari motu sanguinis. Ac eorum curatione. Idque expositione continua difficillimorum contextuum ex variis Hippocratis libris. Paris, J. de Senlecque, C. du Mesnil, 1648. 40 pp. Krivatsy 11705. - In libellos Hippocratis de septimestri et octimestri partu. Commentarii. Quibus universa partuum doctrina propriis rationibus demonstratur. Paris, C. du Mesnil, 1651. 48 pp. Krivatsy 11704. - Tempus infusionis animae. 8 pp. Krivatsy 11707. - Quaestio medica. Quod libetariis disputationibus mane discutienda, in scholis medicorum. M. Claudio Tardy, doct. medico., moderatore. An morbi omnes a vitiato circulari motu sanguinis. 8 pp. Krivatsy 11702. - Quaestio medica cardinalitiis disputationibus mane discutienda in scholis medic. M. Claudio Tardy, doct. medico., moderatore. An biliosis purgatio ante cibum. 4 pp. Krivatsy 1170. - Observationes anatomicae. 7, (1) pp. Krivatsy 11706. Habiles restaurations au dos de la reliure. Bon exemplaire. Certaines des pièces de cet exemplaire manquent à l'exemplaire de la NLM. OCLC : University of Minnesota ***** A collection of 11 works, in first editions. Claude Tardy (1607-1670), professor of anatomy and surgery, claimed to have performed the first blood transfusion from human to human. Most of these tracts are concerned with the heart and the circulation of the blood. In-4. [226 x 166 mm] Collation : Veau marbré, dos à nerfs, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        De jure patronatus libro tertio decretalium. Ejusdem de juribus honorificis in ecclesia libri duo.

      Andegavi [Angers], Pierre Avril, 1667. ____ Première édition de ce traité du patronage. Une rare édition d'Angers. François de Roye était professeur de droit à l'Université d'Angers; il est mort en 1686. Manque de vélin au bas du second plat sur une bande de 1 cm. Bon exemplaire par ailleurs. *****. In-4. [234 x 175 mm] Collation : (8), 247, (5), 104 pp. Vélin. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Synopsis optica, in qua illa omnia quae ad opticam, dioptricam, catoptricam pertinent, id est, ad triplicem radium visualem directum, refractum, reflexum breviter quidem, accurate tamen demonstrantur.

      Lyon: Horace Boissat & Georges Remeus, 1667. First edition of Fabri's great work on optics which was the inspiration for Newton's work on light and colours as it was through this work that Newton learned of Grimaldi's discovery of the diffraction of light. Fabri describes the rings of Saturn (he was involved in a long dispute with Huygens over their interpretation), difficulties of telescopic observations, and the construction of compound microscopes. He presents a theory of the blueness of the sky based on the principle of dispersion. There is also a careful exposition of theories of vision and the mechanics of the eye. Fabri (1606-88), "mathematician and physicist, was born near Belley, France, educated at the Collège de la Trinité in Lyon, and ordained a Jesuit priest in 1635. He taught metaphysics, astronomy, mathematics, and natural philosophy at the Collège from 1640 until 1646, when he went to Rome, remaining there for the rest of his life. Fabri engaged in research and controversy on a wide range of scientific issues, including heliocentrism, the explanation of tides, and the circulation of the blood (he discovered the latter, independently of, and later than, Harvey, in about 1636); his writings on light and colors contributed to the science of optics" (Albert et al, Source Book in Ophthalmology, p. 100). De Vitry 379; Macclesfield 754 (not in Honeyman, Horblit or Norman); Albert et al 709; Goldsmith F45; Jesuit Science in the Age of Galileo 12; Sommervogel III 515; Vagnetti EIIIb58; Wellcome III, p.3. 4to: 223 x 156 mm. Pp. [8], 246, with 6 folding engraved plates, woodcut vignette on title and woodcut diagrams in text. Title page with old inscription washed out. Contemporary calf, corners and spine with some professional leather restoration, in all a very good copy.

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        The Life of the Thrice Noble, High and Puissant Prince Cavendishe, Duke, Marquess, and Earl of Newcstle; Earl of Ogle, Viscount Mansfield; and Baron of Blosover, of Ogle, Borhal and Hepple . . . Written by the Thrice Noble, Illustrious, and Excellent Princess, Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle, His Wife.

      First edition. London: Printed by A. Maxwell, 1667. Folio, contemporary blind-ruled sheep, rebacked with later endpapers, gilt rules and lettering. The famous biography of William Cavendish (1616-1684), the Earl of Newcastle, by his famous literary wife, Margaret Lucas Cavendish (1623-1673), the first English woman to publish extensively. Cavendish's biography was widely read and admired when first published, and its details and descriptions of the English Civil War and the Cavendishs' life in exile in Europe have held up to historical scrutiny. Deletions in ink on two pages, but text legible; a neat manuscript correction to the name "Banaum" on page 60, which is also present in other copies and has been attributed to the author herself. Cavendish's biography is occasionally accompanied by a portrait, but the portrait was engraved after this book was published and is not called for. Binding a little rubbed; a few minor stains and tiny flaws; a very good, large copy.

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        Shilhavtiyah [Hebrew] or, the burning of London in the year 1666.

      8vo., with a large folding engraved frontispiece of the fire, (26)128(4)220(4)144pp., possibly wanting a half-title, skilfully rebound in old-style half calf over marbled boards, flat spine with gilt lines and label. A good copy.Publisher: London, printed by R.I. for Thomas Parkhurst, at the Golden Bible on London-bridge.Year: 1667Edition: First edition: variant issue. Uncommon. Wing R.1876.

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        Tractatus Physico-Anatomico-Medicus, de Respiratione Usuque Pulmonum...

      Leiden: Danielem Abraham & Adrian à Gaasbeeck, 1667. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 12mo (149 x 96 mm). [16], 121, [23] pp, engraved additional title, 7 woodcuts in text of which 3 are full page. Contemporary vellum, author's name and title in manuscript on spine, some browning and mainly marginal worming and dampstaining to text, rear inner hinge broken. ---Garrison-Morton 1724; Heirs of Hippocrates 602; NLM/Krivatsy 11606; Waller 9385; Norman 2035. - FIRST EDITION of 'Swammerdam's medical thesis offer[ing] a perfectly Cartesian explanation of the motion of the lungs and the function of breathing, supplemented by the iatrochemistry of Sylvius. Swammerdam struggled to avoid using any attractive powers, whether of the mouth, of the lungs themselves, or of a partial vacuum, to explain the rushing of air into the lungs ... Swammerdam argued that the muscular expansion of the chest outward pushes the ambient air down into the lungs' (DSB). Swammerdam's theory, evolved in ignorance of Boyle's idea that the air has a springiness, was easily destroyed in the following year by John Mayow in his Tractatus duo (Oxford, 1668). Heirs of Hippocrates 602 'a classic on respiration'. Very Good.

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        Elementorum Myologiae Specimen, seu musculi descriptio geometrica. Cui accedunt canis carchariae dissectum caput, et dissectus piscis ex canum genere.

      Florence: [Joseph Cocchini], 1667. First edition of "the first outline of a scientific theory of the development of the earth" (Norman). This is one of the most remarkable of the scientific classics because it made seminal contributions to three quite distinct fields: myology, embryology and geology. In addition to being "The earliest geological treatise" (Garboe, quoted in Garrison-Morton), this work laid the foundation of muscle mechanics, and contains the first recognition of the egg-producing function of the female ovary. Soon after arriving in Florence early in 1666, Steno began to receive instruction in geometry from Galileo's last disciple, Vincenzo Viviani. The first part of Elementorum, written in collaboration with Viviani, gave a mathematical account of the operation of the muscles, presented as a series of hypotheses, lemmas, propositions and corollaries. For, as Steno writes in his dedication to Grand Duke Ferdinand, 'why should we not give to the muscles what astronomers give to the sky, geographers to the earth, and, to take an example from the microcosm, what writers on optics concede to the eyes?' Provoked by the controversy resulting from the publication of his De Musculis et Glandulis in 1664, this part "dealt chiefly with the questions: Does the muscle increase in size during contraction? Are hardness and swelling of the muscle signs of an increase in volume? These were acute questions at the time, when even Borelli, one of the leading members of the Accademia del Cimento, still believed that swelling was caused by the influx of nerve fluid. Stensen first provided clear concepts and a clearcut terminology of the parts of the muscle. Then he characterized the individual muscle fiber and the muscle itself as a parallepiped bordered by six parallelograms. In the second part of the Elementorum he dealt with objections against the new knowledge about muscles, and lamented the insufficient knowledge of the muscle fluid" (DSB). "Stensen's treatise also provided much new and important particular knowledge ... Stensen makes the observation that muscle fibres of animals can have different colours, like red, grey and white ... Stensen clearly defines the phenomenon of the contraction by attributing it to the middle, fleshy part which is quite different from the tendons in structure, thickness and colour. Before Leeuwenhoek, he determines the histological structure of the muscle fibres and divides the muscles into simple and composed ones ... A merit of Stensen is also to show that the muscle does not change in volume during the contraction. The invariability of the volume was definitely confirmed in 1887" (Kardel & Maquet, p. 164). In Florence at the end of October 1666, Steno received the head of a great white shark, Carcharodon rondeletii, that had been caught off Livorno. He made acute observations of its skin, its canals, the brain and nerves, the Lorenzinian ampullae, and the eyes, described in a forty-page dissertation appended to the present work, Canis Carchariae Dissectum Caput. The rows of pointed teeth in the mouth (illustrated on plates 4 and 6) led him to a thorough study of their number and substance. Steno was struck by their resemblance to certain stony objects, called glossopetrae or "tongue stones," that were found in certain rocks. He knew about glossopetrae from his preceptor Thomas Bartholin and his museum (he had probably also seen them in the Royal Danish Kunstkammer when he was a student in Copenhagen in 1659). Ancient authorities, such as the Roman author Pliny the Elder, had suggested that these stones fell from the sky or from the moon. Others were of the opinion that fossils naturally grew in the rocks. Steno's contemporary Athanasius Kircher, for example, attributed fossils to a "lapidifying virtue diffused through the whole body of the geocosm." Steno, however, argued that glossopetrae looked like shark teeth because they were shark teeth, that had come from the mouths of once-living sharks, and come to be buried in mud or sand that was now dry land. There were differences in composition between glossopetrae and living sharks' teeth, but Steno used the "corpuscular theory of matter", a forerunner of atomic theory, to argue that fossils could be altered in chemical composition without changing their form. "This attractively simple idea had the enormous disadvantage of requiring an explanation of how sharks' teeth got deep inland, even to the tops of mountains. Here Steno went further than anyone else and came up with a series of explanations as to how the remains of various kinds of sea creature, including glossopetrae, could be found in the ground, sometimes far from any open stretch of water. "Like a good Christian, Steno took as historical truth the two biblical accounts of times when the Earth was covered with water -- at the Creation and during the Flood. On both occasions, sharks and other marine organisms could have been stranded by the receding floodwaters, he said. More interestingly, he also pointed out that earthquakes could lead to massive changes in the surface of the Earth: part of the sea bed might be thrown upwards, becoming dry land and bringing a host of animals with it. In a few short sentences, Steno outlined a basically correct explanation of the formation of sedimentary rocks and even of the fossilisation of organic matter ... "Over the next few months Steno developed his idea as he and Redi walked around the Tuscan countryside, trying to understand the geological formations they observed. Two years later, in a prodromus ('advance notice') to a document about fossils to be wittily entitled 'Dissertation on solids naturally contained within solids', Steno gave a full account of his conception of geological change, including his decisive suggestion that geological layers could be 'read back' as a record of the past. His principle of superposition, as it is now called, marked the beginning of geology" (Cobb, p. 99). In the brief (nine-page) final part of Steno's book, Historia Dissecti Piscis ex Canum Genere, "Steno described the dissection of a small female dogfish that gives birth to live offspring ... in the last couple of pages Steno used a simple analogy and, in a few lines, made a huge breakthrough in humanity's understanding of generation. First, he described the similarities between the reproductive tract of the viviparous dogfish and that of the egg-laying ray, which he had dissected several years earlier. Primed by his previous work on generation with Thévenot, and by the dissections of the female genital organs in women and sheep which he had carried out in Leiden at the beginning of the decade, Steno then began thinking about the nature of generation in oviparous and viviparous animals, and came to the following amazing conclusion: 'having seen that the testicles of viviparous animals contain eggs, and having noticed that their uterus opened into the abdomen like an oviduct, I have no doubt that the testicles of women are analogous to the ovary, whatever the manner the eggs themselves, or the matter that they contain, pass from the testicles to the uterus' ... this simple statement was as powerful as the 'Ex ovo omnia' that appeared on the frontispiece of Harvey's De Generatione, yet more far-reaching, for the simple reason that it was more precise. Harvey may have thought that humans came from 'eggs', but he was completely unclear about exactly what that 'egg' was. Steno not only said that he thought human eggs were like the eggs of other animals; even better, he told his readers where they could be found: in women's 'testicles'. In the final part of his description, however, he hinted that there might be some difficulty in understanding how eggs -- 'or the matter that they contain' -- got from the ovaries to the uterus. With this, Steno had shrewdly put his finger on a major problem that would cause supporters of the egg theory of human generation no end of difficulties in the following years ... "With his simple suggestion, Steno had exposed the inadequacy of the prevailing idea that the female 'testicles' were equivalents of the male organs that were either degenerate (as Aristotle argued) or that produced a thin female 'semen' (as proposed by Galen and by some popular anatomists such as Thomas Raynalde). In so doing he had implied there was a common basis to the generation of all animals, both viviparous and oviparous, vertebrate and invertebrate: all female animals, including women, had ovaries, and within those ovaries were eggs. This view of human generation was radically different from the views that had predominated for two thousand years: it identified the woman's contribution not as 'semen', nor as 'menstrual blood', but as an egg" (Cobb, pp. 98-100). The myological and embryological sections of the present work appear as appendices because the manuscript of the main work was prepared in the spring and summer of 1666, before the famous dissection of a shark that so deeply influenced his scientific career (Kardel & Maquet, p. 159). Nicolaus Steno (1638-86) was born in Copenhagen. "In 1660 Steno went to Amsterdam to study human anatomy, and while there he discovered the parotid salivary duct, also called Stensen's duct. In 1665 he went to Florence, where he was appointed physician to Grand Duke Ferdinand II. Steno traveled extensively in Italy, and in 1669 he published his geological observations in De Solido Intra Solidum Naturaliter Contento Dissertationis Prodromus. In this work, a milestone in the literature of geology, he laid the foundations of the science of crystallography ... Steno was the first to realize that the Earth's crust contains a chronological history of geologic events and that the history may be deciphered by careful study of the strata and fossils. He rejected the idea that mountains grow like trees, proposing instead that they are formed by alterations of the Earth's crust. Hampered by religious intolerance and dogma, Steno was constrained to place all of geologic history within a 6,000-year span. Upon becoming a Roman Catholic in 1667, Steno abandoned science for religion. He took holy orders in 1675, was made a bishop in 1677, and was appointed apostolic vicar of northern Germany and Scandinavia" (Britannica). G&M 577. Lilly, Notable medical books, p. 79. Norman 2012; NLM/Krivatsy 11432; Osler 4021; Waller 9223. Cobb, Generation, 2006; Garboe, Nicolaus Steno and the foundation of exact geology and crystallography, 1954; Garboe, The earliest geological treatise (1667) by Nicolaus Steno, 1958; Kardel & Maquet (eds.), Nicolaus Steno: Biography and Original Papers of a 17th Century Scientist, 2012. 4to (228 x 166 mm), pp. [viii], 123, [1] and 7 plates (3 large folding woodcut plates numbered Tabula I-III and 4 full-page engraved plates numbered Tab. [IV], V, [VI], VII). Woodcut Medici arms on title, woodcut illustrations in text. Contemporary vellum,front paste-down and fly-leaf later, inner hinge repaired, title with very light damp stain and spotting effecting the first 5 leaves, Tabula III with old paper repair to verso.

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        Elementorum myologiae specimen, seu musculi descriptio geometrica. Cui accedunt canis carchariae dissectum caput, et dissectus piscis ex canum genere....

      Florence: [Joseph Cocchini], 1667. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to (280 x 167 mm). [8], 123 [1] pp. Signatures: ?4 A-P4 Q2, 66 leaves. Woodcut Medici arms on title, 7 plates: 3 large folding woodcut plates numbered Tabula I-III and 4 full page engraved plates numbered Tab. [IV], V, [VI], VII (bound at the end with the engravings first). 18th-century roan-backed boards, vellum tips, gilt-tooled spine (extremities little rubbed, front endpaper removed, corners bumped). Small stain in preliminaries, some very light occasional spotting, a few early ink annotations and 3 neat ink diagrams in text. A fine, fresh and clean copy. Provenance: library of Walter Pagel (label fixed to inner pastedown). ----Norman 2012; Garrison-Morton 577; NLM/Krivatsy 11432; Osler 4021; Waller 9223; LeFanu, Notable Medical Books from the Lilly Library, p. 79. - FIRST EDITION of "the first outline of a scientific theory of the development of the earth" (Norman), also important for Steno's contributions to the fields of myology and embryology. In collaboration with the mathematician Vicenzio Viviani, Steno (or Stensen) developed a geometrical description of muscular contraction, attempting to demonstrate theoretically that muscles did not increase in volume during contraction. The appendix contains his anatomical descriptions of the head of two sharks, and a study of their teeth (subjects of two of the fine plates), leading him to develop "his theories of how geological structures and fossils might be formed" (Garrison-Morton). This is one of the most remarkable of the scientific classics because it made seminal contributions to three quite distinct fields: myology, embryology and geology. First, Stensen shows that muscular contraction is not due to an influx of nerve fluid, but that on the contrary, the volume of muscle does not increase during contraction. His purely geometrical description of muscular contraction, written in collaboration with the mathematician Vincenzio Viviani (1622-1703), laid the foundation of muscle mechanics. The next section of the book describes the dissection of a shark's head, shown in a memorable and often reproduced plate. This led Stensen to the discovery that the so-called tongue-stones, common on Malta, are fossilised shark's teeth. Discussing how fossils are formed, Stensen outlines the basic principles of modern geology and gained for the work the title of 'The earliest geological treatise' (Garboe, quoted in Garrison-M.). Finally, there is a study in comparative anatomy demonstrating the correspondence between the roe of dogfish and the ovaries in women. This was the first recognition of the egg-producing function of the female ovary. Stensen was born in Denmark and studied under Thomas Bartholin at Copenhagen. His first work on the muscles, De musculis et glandulis observationum, was published at Copenhagen in 1664. He then settled in Florence, where the present work was published, and two years later the same publisher issued his classic treatise on geology and paleontology, De solido (Florence 1669), intended as an introduction to a larger work that was never written. Stensen was a fine draughtsman and presumably the illustrations in the present work were engraved from his drawings. (R. Gaskell, Books from the Library of Walter Pagel, Pt. II, 176). Very Good....

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        Disquisitio Anatomica de formato foetu....

      London: William Godbid für Ralph Needham, 1667. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (159x95mm). [22], 205, [18 index] pp., 7 engraved plates, one folding. Contemporary full leather (some wear and pumping), red edges, brown label to spine (partly gone). Title page with stamp, some browning and foxing to text, some dampstaining to lower margins of first 20 pages. ----Wellcome IV, 218 ; Norman 1579 ; Garrison-Morton 467.2 ; NLM/Krivatsy 8283 - FIRST EDITION OF THIS FOUNDING WORK ON DEVELOPMENTAL CHEMICAL EMBRYOLOGY. Having obtained his BA from Trinity College Cambridge, and been admitted a fellow of Queens, Needham went to Oxford in 1662, where he attended anatomy lectures and became closely involved with the work of Thomas Willis, Robert Boyle, Thomas Millington and Richard Lower. He subsequently returned to Queens, taking the degree of doctor of physic in 1664. His Disquisitio, the 'first book to report chemical experiments on the developing mammalian embryo, and the first to give practical instructions on dissection of embryos' (Garrison-Morton), was dedicated to Boyle and owed much to his period at Oxford. "Needham's treatise contained the first practical instructions for embryo dissection, and was the first to report chemical experiments on the developing mammalian embryo. Needham was particularly interested in fetal nutrition, opposing the notion that the fetus feeds on amniotic fluid by mouth and defending the Harveian view that nourishment passes to the fetus via the umbilical vessels. He analyzed the chemical composition of the embryonic liquids, and gave the first truly comparative account of the secondary apparatus of generation" (Norman). Very Good....

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        Briefve description et demonstration des places et villes continuées en ce livre: exactement delinées comme elles sont à present. (colophons: Antwerp, Jacob Peeters, [1686/87?]). 2 letterpress parts plus 3 print series, the last in 5 parts, the whole in 1 volume. Small oblong folio (18×29.5 cm). Collection of 128 engraved prints published by Jacob Peeters. Late 17th- or early 18th-century sprinkled calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges. In modern half calf clamshell box.

      - Atabey 933 (Dutch edition, 63 plates); Landwehr, De Hooghe Book Illustrator 82 (French ed., number of plates not specified); Weber 816 (Dutch edition, 125 plates); cf. Atabey 934; Blackmer 1276-1277; Nagler XI, pp. 165-166. Interesting collection of engraved prints centred around the Great Turkish War (1667-1683), a series of conflicts between the Ottoman Empire and Europe, with the letterpress text in French, but many of the captions to the prints in Dutch. The collection can be divided into 3 general parts: the first with equestrian portraits of the relevant monarchs and other leading figures on both sides of the war, the second with engraved scenes of the 1683 Battle of Vienna after Romeyn de Hooghe, and the third with over a hundred views of the cities involved. This last part contains 6 separate series, with views of Austria and Upper Hungary, Lower Hungary, Crete and the Maltese Archipelago, the Dardanelles and the Aegean archipelago, the Strait of Gibraltar and North Africa, and the Holy Land and Arabian Peninsula. Every copy varies in its make-up and the number of plates in the series of city views.The collection was published by Jacob (Jacques) Peeters (1637-1695), and most of the engravings are made after drawings by his brother Jan (Johannes) Peeters (1625-1677), best known for his drawings of city views engraved by Merian. Johannes Peeters was a pupil of their eldest brother Bonaventura Peeters, a well-known painter and draughtsman, and specialized in maritime scenes as can be seen in the present views, often depicting harbours with several ships. The plates with Dutch captions generally have a translation into French added in manuscript in the foot margin by a contemporary hand, sometimes with additional information. In very good condition, with a small tear in 1 leaf and a few minor spots. Binding scuffed at the edges, spine and front hinge restored.

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        Neu-vermehrter Curieuser Antiquarius, das ist: Allerhand auserlesene geographische und historische Merckwürdigkeiten, so in denen Europäischen Ländern zu finden Aus berühmter Männer Reisen zusammen getragen, und mit einem zweyfachen Register versehen. 8. verm. und verb. Auflage. [Und:] Fortsetzung des curieusen Antiquarii, das ist allerhand auserlesene Geographische und Historische Merckwürdigkeiten, so in Asia, Afrika und America zu finden etc. (2 Tle. in 1 Bd.).

      Kl.-8. Titelbl. (rot- u. schwarzgedr.), 4 n. num Bll. (Vorrede), 978 S., 43 nn. Bll. (Register) u. Titelbl. (rot- u. schwarzgedr.), 4 n. num Bll. (Vorr.), 384 S., 30 nn. Bll. (Register). Mit 2 gest. Frontispizes und zus. 28 (dav. 23 gefalt.) [v. 30] Tafeln u. 1 ganzs. Holzschnitt-Abb. im Text. Marmor. Lederbd. der Zeit auf 4 Bünden m. Titel (auf mont. Papierschi.) u. Verz. in Goldpräg auf Rücken, Kleisterpapier-Deckelbezügen u. umseit. Sprengschnitt. Goldauflage tlw. abgelöst, Wurmgang am ob. Kapital, Ecken bestoßen, Deckel etw. berieben, Schnitt fleckig, Vorsätze beschrieben (m. Bleistift), ersten Ss. wasserrd., im Text tlw. gebräunt aber noch sehr frisch u. kaum abgegriffen. Nicht bei Sabin. Beliebte, immer wieder aufgelegte Sammlung von Reisebeschreibungen basierend auf verschiedenen Quellen. Enthält Abschnitte über Orte, Monumente, Naturphänomene, Tierwelt und Völkerkunde in zahlreichen europäischen Ländern, Asien, Afrika und Amerika. Mit einem umfassenden alphabetischem und geographischem Register. - Paul Ludolph Berckenmeyer (1667-1732) war Ober-Küster in St. Petri (Hamburg). (Zedler Supl.3, 742). - Mit Abbildungen vom Heringsfang, sibirischen Jägern, einer Karavanne, Perlenfang, Elefantenfang, das Trinken von Rinderblut bei den Hottentotten etc. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.

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        Paradise Lost

      London: [Samuel Simmons for] Peter Parker, Robert Boulter & Mathias Walker 1667 - First edition. This is a very rare example of Paradise Lost with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page. This volume has been signed by women who owned it in the 17th and 18th centuries. Samuel Johnson wrote of Paradise Lost, “The characteristic quality of his poem is sublimity. He sometimes descends to the elegant; but his element is the great. He can occasionally invest himself with grace; but his natural port is gigantic loftiness. He can please when pleasure is required; but it is his particular power to astonish.” Thomas B. Macaulay hailed Milton as “the poet, statesman, the philosopher, the glory of English literature, the champion and martyr of English liberty.” Milton, who went blind in middle age in 1652, did not write Paradise Lost by hand. Instead, he dictated it to family and friends who served as his amanuenses. Each morning before rising from bed, Milton was read to from the Hebrew Bible, and later in the day he would dictate Paradise Lost, sometimes declaring impatiently “I want to be milked.” This copy has the second of the two 1667 title pages, of a total of six dated 1667 through 1669. The two 1667 title pages differ in the size of type for Milton’s name and in the rules and border. The likely explanation is that “the border rules were damaged and reset while the first title page was being printed. For the second title page, Milton’s name was printed in a slightly smaller type size because there was slightly less space available for it” (Dobranski, “Simmons’s Shell Game: The Six Title Pages of Paradise Lost”). This copy contains the added preliminaries including the errata, the short notice from “The Printer to the Reader,” “The Argument” (prose summaries of the individual books), and “The Verse,” in which Milton argues against the English practice of rhyming line endings in favor of blank verse, “Rime being no necessary Adjunct or true Ornament of Poem or good Verse, in longer works especially, but the Invention of a barbarous Age, to set off wretched matter and lame Meeter.” Examples of Paradise Lost with the 1667 title and in an untouched period binding are rare. Only one other such copy, an example sold at Sotheby’s in 1978, has appeared for public sale in the past fifty years. As the first title page is unobtainable in a contemporary binding, this is the most desirable example of Paradise Lost available. Quarto. Contemporary blind-ruled calf. Minor worming to outer margin of preliminaries, title stained and with repaired tear, closed tear to Oo2, small burn hole to Rr2 and Rr3. Minor rubbing, some wear to head of spine. Half morocco case. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Compendio Delle Origini et relazioni delli estimi della Città di Padova

      per gli Heredi di Paolo Frambotto, In Padova 1667 - Compendio Delle Origini et relazioni delli estimi della Città di Padova diviso in tre parti con due indici, il primo delle materie: il secondo degli estimetti. All' Illustrissimo et Eccellentissimo Sig. Marco Ruzini Podestà di Padova. Pietro, Saviolo. In Padova, per gli Heredi di Paolo Frambotto, 1667. Prima edizione. In-4°, stupenda legatura coeva veneziana in piena pelle, dorso a nervi, con ricchissime decorazioni in oro al dorso e sui piani, taglio dorato. (12), 267, (1) pp. (Segue:) Munificenza del Serenissimo Dominio Veneto sopra l' autorità de Signori Presidenti, Correttori dell' Estimo di Padova. Con l' aggiunta d' alcuni Decreti contro debitori di pubbliche gravezze, et appostazioni de debiti per errori d' Estimo, et beni ommessi. 22 cc.nn. (compresi la bella antip. allegorica ed il ritratto dell¿A. in ovale, inc. in rame da Ruffoni), 267 pp.num., marca tipograf. al frontesp., ornato da testat., grandi capilett. e finalini inc. su legno. Ottimo esemplare di quest' opera importante per la storia economica di Padova. Lozzi, 3268. Einaudi, 5102. Manca alla Kress Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TABULA GEOGRAPHICA ARCHI=DIOECESES TREVIRENSIS Antiquo-nova 1667.

      - Kupferstich-Karte von N. Person [?] bei Brower/Masen, datiert 1667. 25 x 39,7 cm (Karte), gesamt 32 x 39,7 cm. Im unbedruckten Randbereich Papierschäden, daher vollständig mit Japan hinterlegt. Hellwig, Mittelrhein und Moselland im Bild alter Karten, Nr. 48 mit Abbildung S. 108. Rosar 5.1.1. Die Karte zeigt das Gebiet zwischen Brüssel, Köln, Wetzlar, Heidelberg und Châlons-en-Champagne mit Trier im Zentrum. Die Städte sind mit dem lateinischen und dem aktuellen Namen bezeichnet, die Landschaften, Gebirge und Siedlungsgebiete der antiken Stammesverbände sind benannt. Oben rechts befindet sich die Titelkartusche, daneben das Wappen des Bistums Trier. Unterhalb der Karte befindet sich auf der selben Breite wie das Kartenbild eine Panoramaansicht der Stadt Trier über die Mosel hinweg. Die Darstellung zeigt das Gebiet zwischen St. Maria ad Martyres und St. Medard. Die Stadt wird mit ihrer Mauer, der Römerbrücke und den Abteien vor der Mauer gezeigt, Trier selbst wird beherrscht von der Gruppe Dom, Liebfrauen, Gangolf und Basilika. Am Moselufer liegen Lastschiffe, das Martinskloster mit seiner Mühle wird gezeigt. Die Karte ist erschienen in Christoph Brouwer und Jakob Masen, Antiquitates et annales Treverenses, Lüttich 1670. "Der aus Arnheim in Geldern gebürtige Jesuit Christoph Brouwer (1559-1617) vertrat seinen Orden in Köln, Fulda und Trier, dem damaligen Zentrum des rheinischen Jesuitenordens. Bis zu seinem Tode arbeitete Brouwer an seinem regionalgeschichtlichen Hauptwerk, den Annalen des Trierischen Stiftes, in dem die historischen Ereignisse bis zum Ableben des Verfassers festgehalten sind. Die erste Teilausgabe wurde zwei Jahre nach Brouwers Tod veröffentlicht, weil die kurfürstliche Zensur bestimmte Passagen des Werkes bemängelt hatte. Eine vollständige Ausgabe erschien aber erst 1670 nach zusätzlicher Bearbeitung durch den Jesuitenkollegen Jakob Masen, der die Trierer Geschichte bis 1652 fortsetzen konnte. Nikolaus Person (gest. 1710) stammte aus Longwy in Ostfrankreich und war seit 1668 am kurfürstlichen Hof in Mainz als Geometer und Ingenieur beschäftigt. Neben dieser Tätigkeit unterhielt er einen eigenen Verlag und eine Kupferstecherwerkstatt. Andere Illustrationen in diesem Buch sind signiert von Nikolaus Person oder Caspar Merian, dem Sohn des Matthaeus Merian (Kat.Nr. 4.1.1.a). Als vermutlicher Autor von Karte und Ansicht kann Person gelten; sie ist sein erstes bekanntes Werk. Das Datum der Karte (1667) zeigt, daß die Vorbereitungen zu diesem Buch schon einige Jahre vorher aufgenommen worden waren. Die Ansicht im unteren Teil der Karte nimmt eine besondere Stellung in der Tradition der Trierer Stadtdarstellung ein. Vorne links liegt St. Marien ad Martyres, ein Stück oberhalb ist St. Paulin im altem Bauzustand mit westlicher Doppelturmfront erkennbar. Das Gelände vor der Stadt ist in diesem Bereich durch Felder, Obstwiesen und Feldwege strukturiert, die in Ansätzen schon die späteren Straßenzüge von Paulin-, Zeughaus-, Maar- und Engelstraße vorzeichnen. Der 1646 vollendete Neubau St. Maximins taucht mit den umliegenden Häusern ein erstes Mal als Motiv einer Trierer Stadtansicht auf, ebenfalls der neue Westflügel der Abtei St. Martin von 1626. Das Äußere von Liebfrauen überrascht durch den fehlenden Westarm und die sehr hohen Kreuzarme nach Norden und Süden. Rechts von St. Gangolf ragt der kurz zuvor fertiggestellte Kanzlei- und Archivturm heraus, an dessen Seite man die Kurfürstliche Residenz nach den Umbauten von 1615 bis 1647 mit neuem Dach und Doppeltürmen im Süden der Anlage sieht. Der im Sturm geknickte Helm St. Irminens ist im wiederaufgebauten Zustand von 1638 abgebildet. Die geschweiften Giebel der Matthias-Westfront von 1650 sind demgegenüber nicht zu sehen; auch fehlen die alten Ruinen neben dem Richardsturm im Süden und auf der Moselinsel. Interessante Details sind die kleine Brücke neben St. Barbara und die Eintragung der Heiligkreuzkirche oberhalb von Löwenbrücken. Als eine der wenigen originalen Aufnahme

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        Theatro del mondo.

      1667 - L'Atlas de poche d'Ortelius en italien, complet de ses 108 cartes à pleine page, conservé dans sa reliure de l'époque. Venetia, Per Scipion Banca, 1667. In-16 de (4) ff., 232 pp., (8) ff. 108 cartes gravées à pleine page. Relié en vélin rigide de l'époque. Ex libris manuscrit sur le faux titre : « Bibliotheca Neorelli ». 133 x 93 mm. / Ortelius' pocket-atlas in Italian, complete with its 108 full-page maps, preserved in its contemporary binding. Venetia, Per Scipion Banca, 1667.16mo [133 x 93 mm] of (4) ll., 232 pp., (8) ll. 108 full-page engraved maps. Bound in contemporary stiff vellum. Handwritten exlibris on the half-title: « Bibliotheca Neorelli ». [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Nouveau Testament de nostre seigneur Jesus Christ, traduit en françois selon l'edition Vulgate, avec les différences du grec

      - Chez Gaspard Migeot, A Mons 1667, In-12 (10x16cm), (44) 538pp. et 462pp. (15), 2 volumes reliés. - Prima edizione della traduzione del Nuovo Testamento, chiamato Port Royal. Il lavoro è stato avviato da Antoine Le Maistre, ha continuato da Antoine Arnauld e Isaac Louis Le Maistre de Sacy. La prefazione è stata valutata da Pierre Nicole e Claude S. Marta. Questa edizione è generalmente attribuita a Daniel Elzevier Amsterdam. Un frontespizio scimmie e Philippe de Champaigne incisa da Van Schuppen. Legatura in marocco singolo rosso vintage. Torna nervi decorati. I titoli e numeri di volume dorati. Piatti colpito arredamento eun con Soglia tripla con rete di supervisione centrale e gioielli nei pennacchi, tutti allineati con una rete di vigilanza tripla. bordi dorati. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition de la traduction du Nouveau Testament, dite de Port-Royal. L'ouvrage a été commencé par Antoine Le Maistre, continué par Antoine Arnauld et Louis-Isaac Le Maistre de Sacy. La préface a été revue par Pierre Nicole et Claude de Sainte-Marthe. Cette édition est généralement attribuée à Daniel Elzevier d'Amsterdam. Un frontispice d'apès Philippe de Champaigne et gravé par Van Schuppen. Exemplaire réglé. Belle impression. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge d'époque. Dos à nerfs richement ornés. Titres et tomaisons dorés. Plats frappés d'eun décor à la Du Seuil avec triple filet d'encadrement central et fleurons dans les écoinçons, l'ensemble doublé d'un triple filet d'encadrement. Tranches dorées. Quelques cahiers ressortis aux 2 tomes. Trace de frottement aux coiffes, dos, mors, plats et coins.  Bel exemplaire en maroquin d'époque. C'est lors de son internement que Le Maistre de Sacy met la dernière main à la révision de la traduction commencée par Antoine Lemaistre. Il apprend que des copies commence à circuler sous le manteau et décide de faire imprimer le Nouveau Testament. La chancellerie refusant d'accorder le privilège, il faut donc se tourner vers l'étranger pour la publication et inventer un nom d'éditeur français. Le Testament de Mons connaît un succès immédiat et près de 5000 exemplaires sont vendus en 6 mois. En 1668, il sera réimprimé 4 fois. Et pourtant plusieurs évêques en interdiront la lecture dans leur diocèse, et même le pape Clément IX menace d'excommunication celui qui en ferait usage. Encore aujourd'hui la Bible de Port Royal demeure un modèle d'écriture, elle sera la bible des écrivains au XIXe et restera longtemps celle des lettrés. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Les Voyages, ou sont contenues les Descriptions d'Angleterre, de Flandre, de Brabant, d'Holande, de Dennemarc, de Suede, de Pologne, d'Allemagne et d'Italie : où l'on voit les mœurs des Nations, leurs Maximes, et leur Politique, la Monnoye, la Religion, le Gouvernement, et les Interests de chaque Pays. Seconde édition. Augmentée de quelques Avantures arrivées à l'Autheur; avec une Table nécessaire pour la commodité des Voyageurs.

      A Paris, chez Estienne Loyson (Bruxelles, F. Foppens?), 1667. - in-12. 6ff. 181pp. 7ff. Plein veau brun moucheté, dos à nerfs orné (reliure de l'époque, infimes traces d'usure). Récit d'un voyage à travers l'Europe par le lieutenant général de Meaux, Nicolas Payen. Il contient notamment des considérations sur les habitants, les villes et les particularités des lieux visités, comme le carnaval ou les combats de taureaux à Venise, et se termine sur une "Table de la route et des commoditez qu'on peut prendre pour voir les villes cy-dessus décrites, des auberges où on logera, et de la dépense qu'on foit faire". Publié initialement en 1663, il fut réimprimé en 1668 par les soins d'Elzévir. Cf. Charles Pieters, Annales de l'imprimerie des Elsevier, n°141. Il attribue cette édition de Loyson à F. Foppens de Bruxelles. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nuova pratica mercantile nella quale con modo facile s'esprimono tutte sorte di conti, che possono occorrere nella mercantia, con la radice quadrata, e cuba, tanto di sani, quanto di rotti, e sue approssimazioni. Di Francesco Ricci Palermitano.

      - In 8vo (cm 15); pergamena semifloscia coeva (staccata dal dorso e molto iscurita dal tempo); pp. (24), 462, (2 bianche). Con numerosi esempi di operazioni matematiche nel testo. Capilettera e finalini ornati. Esemplare lievemente e uniformemente brunito, segni di tarlo nel margine esterno bianco delle ultime 50 carte lontano dal testo.RARA EDIZIONE ORIGINALE, dedicata al nobile camerinese Cherubino Savini, di questo manuale di aritmetica mercantile, che fu ristampato a Urbino nel 1667 insieme al Tesoro aritmetico dello stesso Ricci. L'opera si apre con la definizione di numero e con altri concetti di base, quindi fornisce istruzioni: su come compiere e verificare l'esattezza delle operazioni aritmetiche con elaquo;numeri sanieraquo; e con elaquo;numeri rottieraquo; (somma, sottrazione, moltiplicazione e divisione); sul cambio delle monete (scudi, paoli, baiocchi, grossi, ecc.); sulle diverse unità di misura (libbra, oncia, rubbia, coppa, ecc.); sui calcoli monetari con numeri a tre zeri; sulle percentuali; sugli esponenti; sulle radici quadrate e cube; sui guadagni, le perdite, i ricavi e gli sconti commerciali. Molto interessanti i capitoli dedicati al cambio delle monete circolanti nello Stato di Urbino e, in particolare, nella città di Fano (pp. 101-127). G. Massa, Trattato completo di ragioneria, Milano, 1907, p. 229. Bibl. Vinciana, 1121. Riccardi, I/IIa, col. 369 e II/IIIa, col. 184. A. Narbone, Bibliografia sicola sistematica, Palermo, 1850-'55, III, p. 5. Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature, Woodbridge, 1976, nr. 1455.1. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Considerationi sopra la Forza di alcune Ragioni Fisicomattematiche, addote dal M.R.P. Gio. Battista Riccioli?nel suo Almagesto Nuovo & Astronomia Riformata contro il Sistema Copernicano. Espresse in Due Dialoghi?

      - Woodcut diagrams in the text. 4 p.l. (final leaf a blank), 134 pp. Small 4to, cont. vellum over boards. Venice: B. Bruni, 1667. [bound with]: -. Seconde Considerationi sopra la Forza dell'Argomento Fisicomattematico?contra il Moto Diurno della Terra? Woodcut diagrams in the text. 4 p.l., 111 pp. Small 4to. Padua: M. Bolzetta de Cadorini, 1668. [bound with]: -. Terze considerationi sopra Una Lettera del?Gio: Alfonso Borelli?scritta da Questi in replica di alcune Dottrine incidentemente tocche? Woodcut diagrams in the text. 4 p.l., 46 pp. Small 4to. Venice: Heirs of Leni, 1668. [bound with]: -. Quarte Considerationi sopra la Confermatione d'Una sentenza del Sig. Gio. Alfonso Borelli?prodotta da Diego Zerilli contro le Terze Considerationi. Woodcut diagrams in the text. 4 p.l., 87 pp. Small 4to. Padua: M. Cadorin detto Bozetta, 1669. [bound with]: -. Della Gravità dell' Aria e Fluidi, esercitata Principalmente nelli loro homogenei. Dialogi Primo, e Secondo Fisico-Matematici. Woodcut diagrams in the text. 2 p.l., 79 pp. Small 4to (a few leaves browned). Padua: M. Cadorin, 1671. An attractive collection of five of Angeli's scientific writings, all first editions, and including his most important writings on fluids. Angeli (1623-97), studied mathematics under Cavalieri at Bologna and edited his teacher's Exercitationes Geometricae Sex (1647). In 1663, Angeli was offered the prestigious professorship of mathematics at the University of Padua, a post that had been held by Galileo, and which Angeli filled until his death. I-IV. These four works, a complete set, written in the style "of dialogues that reflect Galileo's style, form a lively but cautious polemic on the problems of the Ptolemaic and Copernican cosmological systems. G.B. Riccioli, in his Almagestum novum, had formulated some arguments against the Copernican system. Angeli asserted that 'the earth is motionless, but Riccioli's reasons do not prove the point,' and he devoted the first of these studies (1667) to demonstrating that Riccioli's anti-Copernican arguments were without foundation. Angeli replied to Riccioli's arguments with another work in 1668. G.A. Borelli, who later participated in the polemic, rejected Riccioli's arguments, and pointed out that if Angeli's views were correct, falling bodies should follow a vertical trajectory in the hypothesis of the earth's motion as well."-D.S.B., I, pp. 164-65. V. Angeli's Della gravità dell'aria e fluidi "is largely experimental in character. In it he examines the fluid statics, based on Archimedes's principle and on Torricelli's experiments. It also contains theories of capillary attraction."-ibid., p. 165. In Angeli's works on physics, there are many references to Galileo's mechanics, as well as his acceptance of the experimental method. Fine copies. Bookplate of Cassamini-Mussi. ? Carli & Favaro 301, 309, 310, 321, & 331. Riccardi, I, 11-15. I. Maffioli, Out of Galileo. The Science of Waters 1628-1718, pp. 102, 103-04, & 115n. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelle méthode pour apprendre la musique. Par des demonstrations faciles, suivies d'un grand nombre de Lecons a une et a deux Voix, avec des Tables qui facilitent l'habitude des transpositions et la conoissance des differenets mesures. Ouvrage egalement utile a ceux qui enseignent ou qui aprenet la Musique par le moyen duquet les persones qui en ont deja quelque teinture, soit pour la voix soit pour les instruments, meme celles qui savent seulemt le Plain-Chant pouront en cas de necessite' s'instruire par elles memes. Dedier a Monsieur Coupertin par Mr. Monteclair.

      4. 34,5 cm. Titeblatt, 1 Blatt Catalogue des Ouvrages de Mr. Monteclair, 5 Seiten Vorwort, 64 Seiten. Ganzlederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Michel Pignolet de Montéclair (getauft am 4. Dezember 1667 als Michel Pignolet in Andelot, Haute-Marne gestorben am 22. September 1737 in Domont) war ein französischer Komponist des Barock. Erste Ausgabe. Französischsprachige Ausgabe. Mit insgesamt 71 gestochenen Seiten. Einband berieben, fleckig, an der oberen Außenfalz einseitig ca. 4 cm Einriss, kleiner durchgestrichener Eintrag auf Vorsatz, Wurmlöcher außerhalb des Textes, einige Blätter gelöst. Gutes Exemplar.

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        Des Neuen Wappenbuchs Fünffter und Letzter Theil. Sampt einem beygefügten Politischen Discurs von der Macht/ Würde/ Herzlichkeit/ und grossen Menge deß Teutschen Hohen= und Niedern Adels /

      - worauß die herzlich wol eingerichtete Regierungs-Form; wie auch die grosse Macht und Wayestätt deß Teutschen Reichs und der Röm. Kaeyser abgenommen/ und etlicher massen beschrieben worden ist." Halbpergamentband mit marmorierten Buchdeckeln ca.16x20cm; 22 Seiten mit Frontispiz und 312 Kupfertafeln; beigebunden: Anhang des fünfften Theils zum Wappenbuch mit 5 Textseiten, vier Seiten Register und 39 Kupfertafeln mit bürgerlich-ritterlichen Wappen; Paul Fürst Nürnberg 1667 [Das schöne und seltene Exemplar in guter Erhaltung. Einband berieben und tlw. Bestoßen, Seiten leicht gebräunt und fingerfleckig, sowie vereinzelt mit Randläsuren.]

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        Der Käiserl. Freien Reichs-Stadt Lübek Glaub- und Besähewürdige Herrligkeit, samt Verhandener Altertums Nüzlichen Gedächtnis, den Einheimisch- und Ausländischen nachrichtlich ausgefärtigt und entworfen von Des Hochlöbl. Swan-Ordens Geselschafter dem...

      ...Geträ uen Candore, Virtute, Honore. - [Beigebunden: v. Hövelns Beschreibungen von Ratzeburg und Hamburg]. - Geschichte Lübecks in kraftvoll-derber Barocksprache. - Beigebunden 1.: "Der lobwürdigen Hoch Fürstl. Stadt und Stifts Ratseburg, Glaub- und Besähewährte Merkwürdigkeit, Samt verhandener Altertums Seltenen Gedächtnissen, Nachrichtlich entworfen. Candore Virtute Honore" (Lübeck, Michael Volk 1667, 32 Seiten). Ebenfalls von v. Höveln. - Beigebunden 2.: "Der Uhr-alten Deutschen Grossden und des H. Röm. Reichs-Freien An-See- und Handel-Stadt Hamburg. Alt-vorige und noch iz Zu-Nämende Hoheit, samt allerhand verhandener Glaub-. und Besähe-währten Altertums herlichen Gedächtnisse, Den Einheimischen, Aus-Ländischen und Reisenden Fremden zur Nachricht entworfen" (Lübeck, Smalherzens Erben 1668, 8 Bll., 142 Seiten, 1 Bl.). Ebenfalls von v. Höveln. - Der vordere Spiegel mit der älteren Antiquariatsmarke von Robert Wölfle in München. - Der Einband stark berieben und gering bestoßen, die Rückenvergoldung mit Abplatzungen, die Vorsätze mit Schatten. Sonst gutes Exemplar.

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        gazophYLaCI gaVDIVM. [Gazophylaci Gaudium]. Das ist / Ein Ausbund von Wündschel-Ruthen. Oder sehr lustreiche und ergetzliche Historien von wunderseltzamen Erfindungen der Schätze / So geschehen seynd entweder durch 1. Auffhenkungen. 2. Bauen un graben. 3. Charten. 4. Diebstale. 5. Erzauberunge. 6. Fallen. 7. Gehen. 8. Heyrathen. 9. Irrthüme. 10. Klüffte. 11. Land-Güter. 12. Martem. 13. Nahrunge 14. Orationem. 15. Petteln. 16. Quale. 17. Regen. 18. Schlaffen. 19. Thiere. 20. Verehrung. 21. Wässer. 22. Zeichen. Zusammen gebunden von Johanne Praetorio. Erstausg.

      Leipzig, Ritzschens Buchladen, 1667. - 12 Bll., 496 S., 16 Bll. (Register), Kl.-8°, Pergament d. Zt. Dünnhaupt 3174,39; Rosenthal 1825: "selten"; Klinckowstroem 44: "Über die W.R. besonders in der Einleitung."; Grässe Bibl. magica S.37 - Sehr seltene u. einzige Ausgabe dieses "Abecedarium kurioser Glücksfälle" (Dünnhaupt) beim Auffinden verborgener Schätze; enthält u.a.: "Kurtzer und wahrhaftiger Bericht, was im Lande Schlesien auff dem Riesen-Gebürge zu befinden, und was es vor eine Beschaffenheit mit dem Rübezahl habe" (S.217ff). - Johannes Praetorius (genannt Praetorius Zetlingensis zur Unterscheidung von anderen Trägern gleichen Namens; wirklicher Name Hans Schultze; 1630-1680) deutscher Schriftsteller, Polyhistor u. Kompilator. Wie in vielen Schriften von Praetorius, ist das Erscheinungsdatum chronogrammatisch verschlüsselt, "nicht immer freilich läßt sich das manieristische Spiel auf kleinstem Raum durchführen, wie (in vorliegendem) in dem das Y als V gelesen werden muß, um das Druckjahr 1667 zu erzielen." (G. Dünnhaupt, in: Philobiblon Jahrgang 21, Heft 2, S. 132). - Einband etwas fleckig; Innendeckel u. hinterer Vorsatz mit umfangreichen Anmerkungen (um 1710); Besitzeintrag auf dem Titel "Gotthelf Sebastian Creuser Dresden 11.August 1677"; Seite 217/18 mit kl. Eckabriss unter Verlust weniger Buchstaben; ein Blatt mit Randabriss ohne Textverlust; Seite 135 mit kl. Fleckspur; gelegentliche u. dann wieder zahlreiche Unterstreichungen u. Marginalien von alter Hand, sonst ein gutes Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autograph Document, Signed "Lawrence Waters," making notification that William Kerley and John Whitcomb are selected to serve on the next County Court in Cambridge

      Lancaster [Worcester County, Mass], 1667. [1] p., pen and ink on paper. 1 vols. 15 x 7 cm. About fine. [1] p., pen and ink on paper. 1 vols. 15 x 7 cm. An Early Record from a Town with a Tragic History. An intriguing early colonial record reading: "This day the Freemen of this towne met together (being warned thereunto by the Constable) & unanimously made choice of William Kerley Senr. to serve on the Grandjury at the next County Court to be held at Cambridge as also John Whitcomb was the same time chosen (with joynt Consent) to serve on the Jury of Tryalls at the same Court as notified. Lawrence Waters Constable." Originally known as Nashaway Plantation, Lancaster is the oldest town in Worcester County, and was settled in 1645 by Richard Linton, his son-in-law, Lawrence Waters, and John Ball. The town was attacked twice by Native American forces during King Philip's war, in 1675 and 1676. The latter raid was so devastating, that it resulted in the temporary abandonment of the settlement. It was during this attack, that Mary Rowlandson was taken prisoner, a notable event made famous by Rowlandson's narrative about her capture and time spent as a prisoner of the Narragansett tribe. Lawrence Waters was born about 1602 in England. He married Ann Linton in probably 1635. Originally a settler of Watertown, he became one of the first three proprietors of Lancaster, Massachusetts, in 1645. His house is believed to be the first dwelling built in Lancaster, and is son, Joseph's birth was the first recorded there. Waters was a carpenter and freeman. He and his wife survived the Indian massacre of 1676 and fled to Charlestown, where he died "aged and blind" on December 9, 1687. John Whitcomb (Whetcomb) Jr. was was baptized on August 6, 1626 in St. James Parish, Taunton, England. He was the son of John Whitcomb, Sr. (1626-1683) and Frances Cogan (1606-1671) and arrived in Massachusetts Bay colony in 1635, aboard the "Hopewell." Previously a steeler of Dorchetser and Scituate, he moved to Lancaster in 1654. He married Mary Cudworth in 1669. According to an inquest held in June of 1683, John was transporting hay across the Penecook River with his brother Jonathan on April 7, 1683, when the two canoes they were using sank and John drowned. William Kerley, Sr., was a "husbandman" from Ashmore, England, who arrived in the colony in 1638 aboard the ship, "Confidence." He married first, Anna King, who died in 1658. He married second, Bridget Rowlandson, who died in 1662. He married third, Rebecca, the widow of Thomas Joslin. He was an early settler and planter of Hull, Sudbury, and Lancaster. He died July 14, 1670.

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        Le secret des Eaux Minérales acides, Nouvellement découvert par une méthode . qui fait voir quels sont les minéraux qui se mettent avec les eaux de Provins, de Spa, de Forges, de Pougues, de Chasteauthierry, d'Auteüil, de Passy.

      Ribou, Paris 1667 - In-12 (147 x 83 mm) de 10 ff.n.ch., 370 pp.ch. et 1 f.n.ch. ; cart. moderne. Carrère, 118. Édition originale. "L'Auteur, après plusieurs expériences sur les eaux ferrugineuses, prétend avoir découvert un grand secret, qui est que ces eaux ne peuvent pas être vitriolées, ni les vitriolées être ferrugineuses ; il veut prouver que l'acidité des eaux minérales ne vient que de l'alun qui s'y trouve sans aucun mélange de vitriol, & que les eaux de Provins sont préférables à celles de Spa, parce qu'elles contiennent une plus grande quantité de fer, que d'alun" (Carrière). Cinq feuillets légèrement endommagés dans la marge, sans atteinte au texte. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Publick Employment and an Active Life prefer'd to Solitude, and all its Appanages, such as Fame, Command, Riches, Conversation, &c. In reply to a late Ingenious Essay of a contrary Title

      - By J.E. Esq; S.R.S. 8 p.l., 120 pp. 8vo, early 18th-century vellum-backed marbled boards (spine a little defective). London: J.M. for H. Herringman, 1667. First edition, first issue, written in response to George Mackenzie's A Moral Essay, preferring Solitude to Publick Employment, And all it's Appanages? (1665). Mackenzie, a distinguished Scottish advocate, became known as "Bloody Mackenzie" for his harsh treatment of the Covenanters. His book betrayed the character of a bigot. "Perhaps it was his sense of this that incited Evelyn to compose in 1667 his reply [the present book]?Evelyn's advocacy of an active life might seem at variance with his known delight in country solitude and pursuits, and in truth his attack upon Mackenzie is but a half-hearted affair?Evelyn's little volume is attractive in a plain way."-Keynes, John Evelyn, 85 & pp. 185-87. Fine copy from the Macclesfield library with bookplate. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jamblichus Chalcidensis Ex Coele-Syria In Nicomachi Geraseni Arithmeticam introductionem, Et De Fato.Nunc primum editus, in Latinum sermonem conversus, notis perpetuis illusstratus à Samuele Tennulio, Explicatio in duos Libros Nichomachi, cum Indice rerum & verborum locupletissimo.

      [gestochenes Porträt-Frontispiz, Titelblatt in rot/schwarz gedruckt 6 nn Bll.] 181 S. [1nn Bl.] 239 S. mit Holzschnittfiguren im Text. 4 Leineneinband des 18. Jahrhunderts mit farbigen Titelrückenschild. Smith Rara Arithmetica 188. Bibl. Dt. Mus., libri rari 144. Roller-G. II, 5. Graesse III, 446 Schweiger I, 176. Erste Ausgabe. Griechisch-lateinische Paralellausgabe dieses wichtigen und gesuchten Textes des Nikomachos von Gerasa (2 Jhdt. n. Chr.), die als erste erhaltene Arithmetik gilt, die sich von der Geometrie löst. Jamblichus (etwa 250-325), Schüler des Porphyrius, hatte eine eigene neuplatonisch geprägte Schule in seiner Heimat, setzt sich aber von der streng wissenschaftlich gefassten Methodik Plotins ab. Die Kommentare von Tennulius und Camerarius mit separatem Titel und Impressum Deventer 1667. Das Fragment 'De Fato' in der lateinischen Übersetzung von Tennulius entstammt den De mysteriis Liber über die (ägyptischen) Mysterien, in der Jamblichus die rituelle Magie verteidigt, was bis heute im Okkultismus nachwirkt. Das Papier vereinzelt etwas stärker gebräunt, insgesamt aber wohlerhalten.

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        B Balduinus De Calceo Antiquo et Jul Nigronus De Caliga Veterum

      Amsterdam: Andreae Frisii, 1667 Pp: [12] 1-345 [31] 1-213 [14], including 20 full page illustrations, and 7 folding plates. First title page is fully illustrated, and each of the two secondary title pages show a smaller illustration. Vellum covers are a little darkened and show remains of inked writing on spine. There is a small whiter space where a sticker was removed. Small book plate emblem on front paste down and institutional book plate on first blank page. Penciled number in lower margin of the first title page. Inked number on the verso of the second title page has bled through and affects a few letters in title. Volume remains tight and crisp, and is otherwise clean and intact. A very nice copy.. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good/No Dust Jacket.

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        B. Balduinus De Calceo Antiquo et Jul. Nigronus De Caliga Veterum

      Andreae Frisii, Amsterdam 1667 - Pp: [12] 1-345 [31] 1-213 [14], including 20 full page illustrations, and 7 folding plates. First title page is fully illustrated, and each of the two secondary title pages show a smaller illustration. Vellum covers are a little darkened and show remains of inked writing on spine. There is a small whiter space where a sticker was removed. Small book plate emblem on front paste down and institutional book plate on first blank page. Penciled number in lower margin of the first title page. Inked number on the verso of the second title page has bled through and affects a few letters in title. Volume remains tight and crisp, and is otherwise clean and intact. A very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vite de' Pittori Antichi, scritte e illustrate da C. Dati, nell'Accademia della Crusca Lo Smarrito.

      Alla Maestà di Luigi XIIII Re di Francia e di Navarra. Firenze, Stamperia della Stella, 1667, - in-4, pp.(16), 182, (2), legatura coeva piena perg., titolo in oro su tassello al dorso. Frontisp. a stampa rossa e nera con impresa tipogr., testatine iniziali e finaletti silogr. Prima edizione di quest'opera di critica d'arte nella quale il Dati descrive le vita dei seguenti artisti dell'antichità classica: Zeusi di Eracle, Parrasio di Efeso, Apelle di Coolofone e Proptegene di Caria. '' «.le ''vite'' tentano d'imporre anche alla pittura l'ideale dell'antichità, amorosamente coltivato dal Dati, attento filologo e studioso delle lettere classiche.Stilisticamente l'opera annovera pagine di ampio respiro in cui un'intensa sensibilità ritrattistica raggiunge il vertice massimo nelle animate descrizioni di scene pittoriche'' (cfr.D.B.Ital., 33, pp.24-28). Testo di Crusca. Cicognara, 2251. Gamba, 425. D.B.It., 33, p. 24-28. Schlosser Magnino, p. 512. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gazophylaci Gaudium, Das ist/ Ein Ausbund von Wündschel-Ruthen Oder sehr lustreiche/ und ergetzliche Historien Von wunderseltzamen Erfindungen der Schätze/ So geschehen seynd/ entweder durch 1. Auffhenckungen. 2. Bauen u. graben. 3. Charten. 4. Diebstale. 5. Erzauberunge. 6. Fallen. 7. Gehen. 8. Heyrathen. 9. Irrthüme. 10. Klüffte. 11. Land-Güter. 12. Martem. 13. Nahrunge. 14. Orationem. 15. Petteln. 16. Qvale. 17. Regen. 18. Schlaffen. 19. Thiere. 20. Verehrungen. 21. Wässer. 22. Zeichen.

      Leipzig, Ritzsch 1667.. 12 Bll., 496 S., 16 Bll. Prgt. d. Zt. Dünnhaupt V, 3174, 39; Goedeke III, 238, 8; Hayn, Praetorius 82; Rosenthal, Bibl. magica 1825: "Selten"; nicht bei Ackermann, Caillet, Chorinski, Dorbon-Ainé, v. F. du F., H. d. B. (Barocklit.) usw. - Einzige Ausgabe dieses Abecedariums kurioser Glücksfälle. "Praetorius had an open eye and a sharp ear for all wonder stories, witch tales, and accounts of ghosts and sorcery current among the people. He indefatigably collected all information on remarkable subjects and happenings, and was fond of popular gossip, even of the uncouth type" (v. F. du F.). Enthält u. a.: "Kurtzer u. warhafftiger Bericht, was im Lande Schlesien auff dem Riesen Gebürge zu befinden, u. was es vor eine Beschaffenheit mit dem Rübezahl habe" (SS. 217ff.). - Einband altersfleckig. Titel gebräunt, mit rad. Stempel und handschriftl. Nummerierung. Sonst gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt.

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        Publick Employment and an Active Life prefer'd to Solitude, and all its Appanages, such as Fame, Command, Riches, Conversation, &c. In reply to a late Ingenious Essay of a contrary Title

      By J.E. Esq; S.R.S. 8 p.l., 120 pp. 8vo, early 18th-century vellum-backed marbled boards (spine a little defective). London: J.M. for H. Herringman, 1667. First edition, first issue, written in response to George Mackenzie's A Moral Essay, preferring Solitude to Publick Employment, And all it's Appanages… (1665). Mackenzie, a distinguished Scottish advocate, became known as "Bloody Mackenzie" for his harsh treatment of the Covenanters. His book betrayed the character of a bigot. "Perhaps it was his sense of this that incited Evelyn to compose in 1667 his reply [the present book]…Evelyn's advocacy of an active life might seem at variance with his known delight in country solitude and pursuits, and in truth his attack upon Mackenzie is but a half-hearted affair…Evelyn's little volume is attractive in a plain way."-Keynes, John Evelyn, 85 & pp. 185-87. Fine copy from the Macclesfield library with bookplate.

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        Gazophylaci Gaudium, Das ist/ Ein Ausbund von Wündschel-Ruthen Oder sehr lustreiche/ und ergetzliche Historien Von wunderseltzamen Erfindungen der Schätze/ So geschehen seynd/ entweder durch 1. Auffhenckungen. 2. Bauen u. graben. 3. Charten. 4. Diebstale. 5. Erzauberunge. 6. Fallen. 7. Gehen. 8. Heyrathen. 9. Irrthüme. 10. Klüffte. 11. Land-Güter. 12. Martem. 13. Nahrunge. 14. Orationem. 15. Petteln. 16. Qvale. 17. Regen. 18. Schlaffen. 19. Thiere. 20. Verehrungen. 21. Wässer. 22. Zeichen.

      Leipzig, Ritzsch 1667. 12 Bll., 496 S., 16 Bll. Prgt. d. Zt. Dünnhaupt V, 3174, 39; Goedeke III, 238, 8; Hayn, Praetorius 82; Rosenthal, Bibl. magica 1825: \"Selten\"; nicht bei Ackermann, Caillet, Chorinski, Dorbon-Ainé, v. F. du F., H. d. B. (Barocklit.) usw. - Einzige Ausgabe dieses Abecedariums kurioser Glücksfälle. \"Praetorius had an open eye and a sharp ear for all wonder stories, witch tales, and accounts of ghosts and sorcery current among the people. He indefatigably collected all information on remarkable subjects and happenings, and was fond of popular gossip, even of the uncouth type\" (v. F. du F.). Enthält u. a.: \"Kurtzer u. warhafftiger Bericht, was im Lande Schlesien auff dem Riesen Gebürge zu befinden, u. was es vor eine Beschaffenheit mit dem Rübezahl habe\" (SS. 217ff.). - Einband altersfleckig. Titel gebräunt, mit rad. Stempel und handschriftl. Nummerierung. Sonst gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Le peintre converty aux précises et universelles règles de son art. Avec un raisonnement abregé au sujet des tableaux, bas-reliefs et autres ornemens que l'on peut faire sur les diverses superficies des bastimens. Et quelques advertissemens contre les erreurs que des nouveaux écrivains veulent introduire dans la pratique de ces arts.

      Par A. Bosse, Paris 1667 - Exemplaire bien complet de son frontispice et de sa grande vignette gravée.Edition originale (Barbier fait référence à une édition de 1647 mais elle ne figure nulle part). Rare traité théorique d'Abraham Bosse (1602-1676), célèbre inventeur et graveur. Il s'en prend vigoureusement à Charles Le Brun, membre de l'Académie Royale éminemment respecté à l'époque. L'ouvrage aborde les arts plastiques en général ainsi que l'architecture. Manques de cuir notamment en tête et queue du dos, une infime travail de vers dans la marge inférieure, sans atteinte au texte, sinon bon et rare exemplaire qui mérite restauration. Reliure d'époque en plein veau moucheté, dentelle dorée sur sur les coupes. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE BUCKLER OF STATE AND JUSTICE AGAINST THE DESIGN MANIFESTLY DISCOVERED OF THE UNIVERSAL MONARCHY, under the vain pretext of the Queen of France, her pretensions. (Bound with) A FREE CONFERENCE TOUCHING THE PRESENT STATE OF ENGLAND BOTH AT HOME AND ABROAD, IN ORDER TO THE DESIGNS OF FRANCE.

      Printed by James Flesher for Richard Royston, London 1667 - 1st edition. A Good copy. 12mo., (xix), 311; (iii), 72 pp. Bound in original calf boards, rebacked in new leather, with title on spine. The boards are moderately worn with tips rubbed. New binder's end papers, with the original publisher's end paper, with an old paper repair. Title page toned. Text generally clean and bright. A Good copy. **** The idea of a Universal Monarchy is based on predominance rather than actual total rule. It would become synonymous with France attempting to establish hegemony over western Europe, particularly under Louis XIV, exemplified by the concept of Louis XIV as the 'Sun King' around which all the other monarchs became subordinate satellites. *** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Paraphrase upon the Psalms of David

      London: Octavian Pullein, 1667. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus. 7.25 x 9.25 inches (18.5 x 23.5 cm). Includes engraved frontis by David Loggan. Later full black morocco leather binding with light scuffing to boards, some light foxing to text, otherwise an exceptionally clean example. Bookplate of Henry Huth (The Huth Library). ESTC: R17944. Overall condition is Very Good Plus. Hardback. Printed pages: 4to. [40], 256, pp 277-436, [6] (table).

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        Omnia comesta a belo. Or, an answer out of the West to a question out of the North. Wherein the earth is opened, and the napkin found, in which the trading talent of the nation hath been tyed up, and lyen hid for some years last passes; for want of which, all persons in England, from the tenant to the landlord, from the weaver to the merchant, have languished of a deep consumption.

      (London?), Printed in the Year, 1667. 4to, 16 (i.e. 15) + (1)pp, recently bound in old-style quarter calf and marbled boards gilt. A very good copy indeed, entirely unopened. First edition. Kress 1199. Goldsmiths 1857. Wing O.290. Amex 338. A critical pamphlet which claims that 'the great cause of impoverishing the nation, ruine of trade, and general consumption of comfort, settlement, and content, which hath brought the land to a mere anatomy' is caused by the 'pomp, pride, luxury, exaction, and oppression of the prelates'. He gives detailed figures and statistics of different clergymen, their revenues and all sources of income, concluding that 'the money that before ran currant in trading, is damned up in their coffers'. Slingsby Bethel wrote a sequel the following year.

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        Gazophylaci Gaudium, Das ist/ Ein Ausbund von Wündschel-Ruthen Oder sehr lustreiche/ und ergetzliche Historien Von wunderseltzamen Erfindungen der Schätze/ So geschehen seynd/ entweder durch 1. Auffhenckungen. 2. Bauen u. graben. 3. Charten. 4. Diebstale. 5. Erzauberunge. 6. Fallen. 7. Gehen. 8. Heyrathen. 9. Irrthüme. 10. Klüffte. 11. Land-Güter. 12. Martem. 13. Nahrunge. 14. Orationem. 15. Petteln. 16. Qvale. 17. Regen. 18. Schlaffen. 19. Thiere. 20. Verehrungen. 21. Wässer. 22. Zeichen.

      Leipzig, Ritzsch 1667. - 12 Bll., 496 S., 16 Bll. Prgt. d. Zt. Dünnhaupt V, 3174, 39; Goedeke III, 238, 8; Hayn, Praetorius 82; Rosenthal, Bibl. magica 1825: "Selten"; nicht bei Ackermann, Caillet, Chorinski, Dorbon-Ainé, v. F. du F., H. d. B. (Barocklit.) usw. - Einzige Ausgabe dieses Abecedariums kurioser Glücksfälle. "Praetorius had an open eye and a sharp ear for all wonder stories, witch tales, and accounts of ghosts and sorcery current among the people. He indefatigably collected all information on remarkable subjects and happenings, and was fond of popular gossip, even of the uncouth type" (v. F. du F.). Enthält u. a.: "Kurtzer u. warhafftiger Bericht, was im Lande Schlesien auff dem Riesen Gebürge zu befinden, u. was es vor eine Beschaffenheit mit dem Rübezahl habe" (SS. 217ff.). - Einband altersfleckig. Titel gebräunt, mit rad. Stempel und handschriftl. Nummerierung. Sonst gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt.

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        Statuti dell'Honoranda compagnia de' Gargiolari della città di Bologna, fatti ed approvati dall’Illustriss. Reggimento in occasione della separatione seguita il dì 29 Decembre 1666. Delli Gargiolari della Compagnia de’ Salaroli.

      1667 - In Bologna, per l'Herede del Benacci, 1667. In folio piccolo (cm. 28); cartone coevo; pp. 32. (Unito:) Die XVII Aprilis 1671 . a firma Cosmus Gualandus, stampata a Bologna, per l'Erede di Vittorio Benacci, 1671. Bella edizione stampata su carta pesante con una splendida xilografia popolare a piena pagina (al verso del frontespizio) di Sant'Antonio. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Practica novissima, ac theorica super ritu mag. re. curiae regni Siciliae in sex partes diuisa

      ex typographia, Petri de Insula, 1667. Vtilis, et necessaria iudicibus, aduocatis, curialibus, et litigantibus. Auctore d. Benedicto Barbagallo - in 4° - pp.11 + 1nn + 7 + 7nn + 410 + 287+ 1nn + 87 + 1nn - Pergamena - Prima pagina illustrata, testatine, capilettera e finalini - Prima edizione - Mancanza alla parte superiore del dorso, Tracce di resturo e qualche alone d'umidità alle pagine. Foglio di sguardia parzialmente staccato dal piatto inferiore.

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        ATHANASII KIRCHERI E Soc Jesu CHINA MONUMENTIS

      - KIRCHER, Athanasius. ATHANASII KIRCHERI E Soc Jesu CHINA MONUMENTIS qua Sacris quà Profanis, Nec non variis NATURAE & ARTIS SPECTACULIS, Aliarumque rerum memorabilium Argumentis ILLUSTRATA auspiciis LEOPOLDI PRIMI, ROMAN. IMPER. SEMPER AUGUSTI, Munificentissimi Mecenatis. [Moto e vinheta da Companhia de Jesus com figuras de acompanhamento] AMSTELODAMI, Apud Jacobum à Meurs, in fossa vulgò de Keysersgracht, Anno M.DC.LXVII. [1667]. In 4º (33x21 cm) com [14], 237, [11] pags. Encadernação do séc. XX com lombada em pele. Ilustrado em extratexto com com 1 frontispicio e 26 gravuras; texto impresso a duas colunas e com extensas passagens impressas em caracteres siríacos e chineses. Ilustrado no texto com cerca de 41 gravuras (circa 14x17,5 cm) e inúmeras gravuras com ilustrações dos caracteres das linguas orientais. Exemplar intonso (por aparar) e em excelente estado de conservação. Raríssima primeira edição em latim publicada por Jacob Meurs, sendo conhecida como a edição pirata. Segundo Brunet 1921, III, 666: A qualidade gráfica é idêntica ou superior à edição de Joannem Janssonium, apenas com ligeiras diferenças relativamente às dimensões das gravuras. A obra contém belas gravuras tiradas dos originais chineses que Grueber trouxe para a Europa em 1664. Dimensões das manchas gráficas dos extratextos: Fontispício 26,5x17,5 cm - Retrato de Kircher: 28x18 cm. - Inscrição chinesa nestoriana: 66x37cm. - Inscrição siríaca 30x19 cm. - Nomina apostolicorum 30x19 cm. - Mapa do Cataio 35x27 cm. Cruz de São Tomé 26,5x17,5 cm. - De Mogorum de 26x18 cm. - Imperi sino Tartari Supremus Monarcha 26,5x18 cm. - Habitus 28,5x18 cm. - Idem 28,5x18 cm. - Adam Schall 28x18 cm. - Mateus Ricci & paulus magnus 28x18 cm. - Cortezã 28x18 cm. - Cortezã 28,5x18,5 cm. - Turris Novizonia 27x17,5 cm. - Schematismus . Sinensium Numina 28x18 cm. - Typis Pussae seu Cybelis 27,5x18 cm. - Fabulosa Brachmanum 24,5x16,5 cm. Elementa lingua sanscrit (5 folium) 30x19 cm. - hiam Cervis Muscatis 19x16,5 cm. - Pons volans in Provincia Xensi 19,5x31 cm. Esta obra foi posteriormente publicada em holandês, inglês e francês. Chamou a atenção de um grande número de ocidentais para as maravilhas e curiosidades do Extremo Oriente, incluindo as ligaduras dos pés, o confucionismo, a Grande Muralha, as lacas, as sopas ninho de pássaro, o chá, etc. etc. Os capítulos incluem história natural e linguística, apresentando transcrições peculiares da escrita chinesa. Kircher era especialista em línguas antigas do Médio Oriente, o que é demonstrado pelos vários idiomas presentes na obra. Este livro representa um marco no estudo da língua e da cultura chinesas. Segundo Merrill, Kircher tomou conhecimento, através do missionário Michael Boym, das famosas inscrições nestorianas feitas pelos missionários cristãos que alcançaram a China no ano 781. Contém a transcrição e o primeiro vocabulário chinês impresso no Ocidente, que se tornou num texto padrão para o estudo da língua chinesa até ao século XIX, ? . Segundo os críticos, o objectivo principal desta obra era estabelecer a autenticidade do monumento nestoriano entretanto descoberto. Para esse fim, Kircher produziu e imprimiu as inscrições chinesas e siríacas deste monumento, mais um texto chinês latinizado e finalmente uma tradução latina com a sua explicação dos textos chineses e siríaco. Além disso Kircher incluiu na obra descrições consideráveis da China e de outros lugares na Ásia. Por exemplo uma secção dedicada ao cristianismo na China, o esboço de todas as antigas rotas terrestres, incluindo a de Agra para Pequim, bem como uma descrição do Tibete. Kircher descreve as religiões da China, Japão e Índia, segundo o que ele pensava ser a propagação da idolatria do Próximo Oriente em direcção à Pérsia, Índia e finalmente para a Ásia Oriental. Há vários capítulos sobre governo, costumes, geografia, fauna, flora e artes mecânicas na China. No final do século XX as qualidades estéticas desta obra começaram novamente a ser apreciadas. Um estudio

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        Alt-Catholische Hohe Genffer-Schul: Darinn von dem H. Lehres Francisco von Sales/ Fürsten vnd Bischoffen zu Genff. Durch Frag vnd Antwort Gesprächsweis/ die grosse Kunst/ in jedem Stand Gott wolgefällig zu leben/ in teutscher Sprach . gelehret wird / Nach trewer Verdolmetschung Deß . Herrn Johann Caspar Stadler/ der H. Schrifft Doctoren/ [et]c.

      Hautt, Luzern, 1667 - Kl.-8°. 16 Bll., 528 S., 12 Bll. mit gestochenem Frontispiz und gestochener Titelvignette. – Pergamentband der Zeit mit verblasstem handschriftl. Rückentitel. – Widmung auf Vortitel: "á Mr. Wegmann Curé et Administrateur de la Comanderie de Hochenstein", Besitzvermerk auf Titel: "Henry Wegman". – Mehrere, teils gestrichene Besitzvermerke auf Vorsatz. – Einband berieben u. leicht bestoßen. Innen etwas gebräunt. Bindebänder fehlen. – Sehr selten!

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        A short treatise concerning the propagation of the soul. Written by H. Hills, late minister of Hinxhill in the county of Kent.

      London: printed for Richard Lowndes at the White Lion in Duck-Lane, near West-Smithfield, and John Lowndes at the Feathers in Westminster-Hall, 1667. - Octavo. [iv], 126pp. []2, B8-I8 [- I8 blank]. Quarter calf over marbled boards, repaired. Wing H2035B.

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