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        THE TRIUMPHS OF ROME OVER DESPISED PROTESTANCY

      London: Henry Mortlock and James Collins, 1667. 2nd Printing. Hardcover. Full leather measuring. 4 3/8" x 6 7/8". 141p. Book in very good condition. Some surface worming and wear on cover. Corners bumped. Binding completely sound. Text remains crisp and clean. Some handwriting on front free endpaper. Otherwise a clean and tight book in very good condition. George Hall was a 17th century English bishop at Chester. This book is ironically titled. It is, in fact, Hall's defense of Protestantism against what he took to be the abuses, excesses, errors, and other failings of Roman Catholicism. Wing H338, the second printing.

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        His Majesties Gracious Pardon and Indempnity, To Those in the Late...

      1667. [Edinburgh: 1667]. 15-1/2" x 11-1/2" Charles II Pardons a Group of Covenanters After the Battle of Rullion Green [Broadside]. Charles II [1630-1685], King of England, Scotland and Ireland. His Majesties Gracious Pardon and Indempnity, To Those in the Late Rebellion. [Edinburgh: by Evan Tyler, 1667]. 15-1/2" x 11-1/2" broadside. Text in single columns below headline, royal arms at head of text. Moderate toning, horizontal and vertical fold lines, a few creases to margins, some edgewear and clean tears, text not affected, early annotation to verso. A rare broadside. $850. * This broadside relates to an episode in the suppression of Scottish Covenanters, Presbyterians who denied the authority of the Church of Scotland, during the Restoration. Outlawed in 1662 by refusing to accept the authority of the Church of Scotland, they persisted as a clandestine sect. Oppressive measures led to an outbreak of armed rebellion in 1666 near Edinburgh. There, a small force of poorly armed Covenanters was defeated at the Battle of Rullion Green in the Pentland Hills by a large force of Highland Soldiers. Also known as the Pentland Rising, it was a vicious battle notable for the atrocities committed by the Highland soldiers. No print copies located on OCLC. ESTC locates 2 copies, both in Scotland. English Short-Title Catalogue R173762.

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        Desiderius Erasmus van Rotterdam van de onmetelijke barmhartigheid godes tot Rotterdam Gedrukt bij Joannes Naeranus 1667

      Joannes Naeranus, Rotterdam 1667 - Zeldzame nederlandse vertaling. Weight (kg): 0,12 Height (cm): 15,2 Width (cm): 9,5 Thickness (cm): 1,7 16MO Sextodecimo 16mo 6,5 Mist een stukje van de rug onderin en wat teruggevouwen ezelsoren verder in goede originele staat.

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        DICTIONARII OCTOLINGUIS ALTERA PARS, NUNC ETIAM INFINITIS PENÈ LATINIS, & À LATINIS AUCTORIBUS USURPATIS TUM PURIS, TUM BARBARIS VOCIBUS, HIS NOTULIS. INCLUSIS, ILLUSTRATA, & AUCTA.

      - 1667 Petri Prost-Philippi Borde, & Laurentii Arnaud 2 tomus. Adornatum a Ioanne Ludovico de la Cerda. 855; 959 p. 38x25 cm. Enc. pergamino época. Fatigado y manchado Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web.

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        Chirurgia Infusoria, placidis Cl: Virorum dubiis impugnata, cum modesta, ad Eadem, Responsione

      Large woodcut printer's device on title, one half-page woodcut demonstrating an intravenous injection, & a small woodcut in the text depicting a cannula. 4 p.l., 328 pp., one leaf of errata. Small 4to, attractive antique panelled reversed calf. Kiel: J. Reumann for J. Lüderwald, 1667. First edition of a scarce and important book; "the first successful intravenous use of drugs in man for anesthetic purposes was by Johann Major (1667) of Kiel."-Wangensteen, The Rise of Surgery, p. 287. "In the Prologue to this work, Major explains his general intent and illustrates with a striking woodcut his method of performing intravenous infusion…His work included blood transfusion as well as the injection of medicinal substances. Also included in the book are letters to Major from various contemporaries who criticized his work and compared it with their own research. Major discusses their arguments and provides substantiation for his work… "Major (1634-93), a native of Breslau, Germany, received his medical degree at Padua in 1660. He practiced medicine at Hamburg and Wittenberg before being appointed the first professor of medicine at Kiel in 1665. Although there is some controversy with regard to priority in blood transfusion, Major may be clearly credited with the first successful injection of a medicinal substance into the vein of a human in 1662."-Heirs of Hippocrates 598. Depicted on page two is the famous woodcut of an intravenous infusion; Major used a silver cylinder with a cannula-like spout at the bottom. The blood in the cylinder was ejected into recipient by a piston. Fine copy. ❧ Garrison-Morton 1963. Sim, The Heritage of Anesthesia, p. 177.

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        HESIODI ASCRAEI QUAE EXTANT [graece + latine]. Ex recensione JOHANNIS GEORGII GRAEVII, Cum ejusdem animadversionibus & notis, Accedunt notae ineditae JOSEPHI SCALIGERI, ET FRANCISCI GUIETI. [Druckermarke "Minerva", lt. Rahir "M. 20", aber eher Berghman 8 !].

      Amsterdam Elzevier 1667 - [Folgendes in Rot gedruckt: "HESIODI" (graece + lat. !), "JOHANNIS GEORGII GRAEVII,", " JOSEPHI SCALIGERI,", "FRANCISCI GUIETI.", "AMSTELODAMI," u. "MDCLXVIII."] 16 Blätter (incl. typographischem Titel); 163 Seiten, 4 Blätter (Fragmenta); 2 Blätter (incl. typographischem Titel u. Widmungsbl.); 183 Seiten, 3 Blätter (Index); 1 Blatt (Errata). Mit fünf durchgezogenen Pergamentstreifen gehefteter Pergamentband der Zeit mit seitlich überstehenden Schutzkanten. (16,2 x 10,7 cm, bzw. 15,7 x 9,8 cm; Buchblock: 2,3 cm) Kl.8°. Pieters 364 auf S. 298 ("D'après Brunet cette édition est moins estimée que celle de Schrevelius, décrite ci-devant à l'année 1658, N° 248."). Willems 1378 ("Nous avons cité ci-dessus (no 1216 et 1229) deux éditions d'Hésiode, données par Schrevelius. Celle-ci présente un texte différente, revu par Graevius et enrichi de nouveaux commentaires. Aucune des trois n'est estimée."). Minzloff S. 117. Winterthur 542. Rahir 1439. Berghman 830 ("Troisième et dernière édition elzevirienne, présentant un texte différent de celui des précédentes, et enrichie de nouveaux commenatires."). Socoloff I A 317 und 317a. Copinger 2254. Broman 442 [das Wiens-Exemplar aus der Lengertz-Auktion]. Costabili 1978. Drouot (1946) 321. Lengertz 361. Drouot (1987) 115. EHC 08.1667.Hes.00 + 01. Weddigen 129. Ebert 9603 ("Neue Rec. nach Mss. u. alten Ausgg., doch nicht genügend."). Dibdin II, 34 f. ("Graevius has here presented us with an original edition; and partly by the help of MSS. and a careful examination of ancient editions, and partly by his own critical acumen, has rectified the text, and supplied some of the deficiences (especially in the Scholia) of Trincavellus's; the Latin version is corrected, and subjoined to the work is a 'Thesaurus Eruditionis Graecae.' Some other particulars of this edition are specified by Harles, who concludes with observing, that, 'notwithstanding all the care of Graevius, such is the imperfection of human nature, that there are many defects and corrupt passages in this edition which have been supplied and corrected by the happier emendations of succeeding editors.' Harles, Fabr. B. G. t.i. 605."). "). Schreiber 144 ("D. Text ist aus Mscr., alt. Ausg. u. Conject. verb.; auch die Schol. sind ergänzt u. verb."). Der Pergamentband mit leichten Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren, etwas angeschmutzt, allseitiger, rötlicher Sprenkelschnitt. Auf dem Rückentitel in Tinte von drei älteren Händen der Verfassername, der Verleger und die Willems-Nummer notiert. Im Textteil stellenweise unterstrichen und annotiert, zwei Seiten mit Tintenflecken, ansonsten aber recht sauber. Der typographische Titel des Kommentarbandes lautet: "JOHANNIS GEORGII GRAEVII LECTIONES HESIODEAE, Ut & notae JOSEPHI SCALIGERI ET FRANCISCI GUIETI. [Druckermarke "Minerva", Rahir "M. 17"] AMSTELODAMI, Apud DANIELEM ELZEVIRIUM. MDCLXVII (1667). Sumptibus Societatis." Mit der gedruckten Widmung auf Blatt 2 für Johannes Capellan und Nicolaus Heinsius. An Buchschmuck vorhanden sind die beiden Druckermarken auf den typographischen Titeln, einige Schmuckinitialen und die folgenden fleurons und Vignetten: auf Blatt 2 eine "Sirene" (Rahir 79), auf Seite 52 , 59 und 93 jeweils die Vignette Rahir 98, auf Seite 53, 58 und 92 Rahir 97, als Schlußvignetten des Texteiles, vor den Fragmenten Rahir 110 auf Seite 162 und Rahir 107 auf Seite 163. Im zweiten Teil finden sich Portraitmedaillons auf den Seite 36 und 90. Provenienz: Overbeck, Wehnert, Gesellius, Skopnik, Hinsberg, Weddigen Auf dem Titelblatt die Einträge von "J. D. Overbeck. Lubecae. 1744" und FrGesellius 1860". Auf dem vorderen Innendeckel finden sich zwei ältere Besitzvermerke, "Ph. Wehnert. Gotha 1803.", und als Wiederholung "exlibris Gesellius 1860." Von Hinsberg lt. seinem auf den vorderen fliegenden Vorsatz geklebten, gestempelten und handschriftlich ausgefüllten Zettel beim Kollegen Skopnik am 31.12.1912 für "M 3,60" erworben. Hier noch handschriftliche bibliographische und editorische Anmerkungen von

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        A scarce relic of the famous pear tree planted by Peter Stuyvesant in 1687.

      n.p. [New York City], n.d.. 3.5". "(Stuyvesant Pear Tree) A beautifully turned relic from the Stuyvesant Pear Tree, 3.5"" high and 1""at its base to which is affixed a small paper label with the note: ""Stuyvesant Pear Tree"". Small scuffs along portion of base, else fine condition.Peter Stuyvesant returned to New York in 1667 after a three year absence following the British takeover of the city. When he returned as a private citizen, he brought with him a flowering pear tree which he planted at what is now the corner of Third Avenue and East 13th Street. Stuyvesant planted the tree ""by which my name may be remembered."" The tree stood there for exactly 200 years as the city grew and developed around it. According to an article in Harper's Monthly, the tree was considered ""the oldest living thing in the city of New York."" The winter of 1867 however delivered a blow from which the venerable tree could not recover. A massive winter storm in 1867 weakened the tree significantly. And, despite the iron fence that had been erected, it was not sufficient to protect the tree from the collision of two drays (low flat carts), one of which was thrown against the tree. The tree, which had become a tourist attraction as one of the last physical vestiges of the Dutch presence in the city, had to be taken down. The New York Times lamented the death of the pear tree, ""One after another, by the accident of fire or the design of improvement, the few relics of our city's early history have disappeared; the original fort upon the artery; the first Stat-house at the head of Coenties-slip; the Cingle, or the wall, that shut out the Indians and gave the name to Wall-street; the modest wooden Church on the site of the stately Trinity; the Huguenot Conventicle in Frankfort-street ; the quaint old shops in Broad-street with their step-ladder gables and their five-by-six panes of glass - all these have gone. Reverence has been burned these hundred years, and the 'improvement' of the present day would not hesitate to run a horse-railroad throughout the ruins of the Coliseum or into the gate kept by St. Peter -- if it would pay ... There is- or was - far up town, however, a single memorial of the ancient dynasty - the last direct and certain link that held us to the true origin of our City. This was the 'Stuyvesant Pear Tree,' standing at the corner of Third-Avenue and Thirteenth-street -- a withered and venerable specimen, that for a dozen years has feebly held up a bunch of dead limbs with but one or two that were endowed with life -- that had diminished its once prolific yield of a hundred, fifty, twenty and half a dozen pears. That old tree is gone at last; it has been practically dead for two or three years ; but not - like Yorick's skull - quite chapfallen ; it is broken and the tree he planted at his gateway more than two centuries since, having done its work, has gone the way of all the living""*A small cross section of the tree was given to the New York Historical Society and is part of their permanent collection. A plaque now marks the spot where this venerable tree once stood. Other sections were turned into keepsakes by enterprising entrepreneurs including the present example. From the collection of John S. ReigartJohn S. Reigart was born in 1833 or 1834 in New York City where he resided for most of his life. By occupation, he was a bank clerk with very precise penmanship which is evident on his identification label. During the mid and late 19th century, Reigart assembled a comprehensive collection of relics from every period of America’s history. He was clearly aware of the importance of provenance of all the pieces in his collection and included detailed documentation in the form of period ink script notes, most of which he attached to the actual artifacts. About ten years ago, Reigart’s collection was discovered in the estate of a deceased Connecticut book dealer."

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        The History of the Royal Society of London, for the improving of natural knowledge.

      London J. Martyn At The Bell 1667 - First edition. Small 4to (20.5 x 16 cm), [14], 438, [2] pp., imprimatur leaf A1 with engraved arms of the Royal Society on the verso, two engraved folding plates facing pages 173 and 233, bound without the frontispiece (as often), woodcut initials, letterpress tables, errata leaf at the end (3I4); contemporary mottled calf gilt, red morocco lettering piece, rebacked preserving spine, lightly rubbed, a very good example. Sprat (1635-1713), Bishop of Rochester, "became a fellow of the Royal Society in 1663. At about the same time he was commissioned to write a 'history' of the society—a public statement of its aims, methods, and achievements, that might meet criticisms of the Royal Society's limited productivity in the three years since its foundation, and quell fears that experimental science would challenge the belief structures of Restoration society. The History is divided into three parts. The first part offers an extended critique of various approaches to natural philosophy from ancient times to the current day. Sprat presents three main categories: first, scholastics, but also those moderns who having abandoned Aristotle established another ancient such as Epicurus as the new authority; second, those, principally the Cartesians, who sought to establish a modern authority; third, the modern experimenters. The second part of the History provides an explanation of the origins of the Royal Society, its experimental method, and its purposes. Here Sprat argues that co-operative scientific effort, as conducted and encouraged by the society, would lessen the antagonisms that led to civil unrest, and, as it included the manual arts, provide for the economic and social betterment of humanity. The society intended a 'Philosophy, for the use of Cities, and not for the retirements of Schools' (History, 76). Part three responds to particular social, cultural, and religious objections to experimental philosophy, and predicts future political and economic leadership for England based on the society's contributions. Sprat portrayed the society (and experimental philosophy) as friends of the universities and their form of learning, as well as of rational Christianity and the church, and of the state" (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wisconstich Filosofisch Bedryf. Begrepen in veertien Boeken. WAARBIJ: Plaetboec. Vervangende de Figuren of Formen gehorig tottet Wiscon(s)tich Filosofisch Bedryf. Begrepen in XIV Boeken met een Aenhang.

      Leyden, Philips de Croy 1667/1668 - 2 werken, Tekstboek: 14 delen + aanhangsel in 1 band, (10) 28, 40, 24, 55, 62, 52, 32, 34, 56, 34, 35-84, 52, 30, 32, 61 (3) p. Opnieuw gebonden half oud Leer, 4° Platenboek: (2) (58) folia. Opnieuw gebonden half oud Leer, Folio (Het tekstboek is wat gebruind. Zeer zeldame set van 2 afzonderlijk uitgegeven werken door Hendrik Stevin, 1614-na 1668. Stevin was een 'verdienstelijk wiskundige', hij is vooral bekend door het ontwikkelen van het vroegst bekende plan om de Zuiderzee af te sluiten. In het tekstboek beschrijft hij zijn wiskundige theorieën welke verder geïllustreerd worden in het platenboek op 29 dubbele gravures.)

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        Attractive Manuscript Permission to Carry Weapons, (Girolamo, 1622-1684, from 1651 Archbishop of Bologna, from 1664 Cardinal)]

      1667 - in Italian with translation, bearing the Archbishop's family arms of a gold dragon on a red field, with his cardinal's hat and tassels, in strong colours, the text bordered with blue scrolls between pairs of red lines, saying that "Alessandro Pandino's name being inscribed in our roll, he is allowed to bear all kinds of Arms, offensive and defensive, except Arquebuses and daggers, we also prohibit him from carrying firearms ['bocche di fuochi'] in the City, unless passing through", vellum, 7½" x 8", Bologna, date and month left blank, three small wormholes in blank portions, one just crossing a red frame line The Boncompagni family of Bologna rose to high position in the Church with the election in May 1572 of Ugo Boncompagni, Professor of Law at Bologna, as Gregory XIII. One of the Pope's first acts was to legitimate his natural son Giacomo (1548-1612). In 1580, he bought for 11,000 ducats the town of Sora and its castle facing the Kingdom of Naples and made his son the 1st Duke. Girolamo Boncompagni, was thus the Pope's great-grandson. His father the second Duke having died in 1628, he was educated by his uncle Don Francesco, Archbishop of Naples, and went to Rome in 1642. The see of Bologna fell vacant in 1651, and Girolamo, though not yet a priest, and not yet 30, the canonical age for a bishop, was elected the new Archbishop. An Arquebus is an old form of musket, discharging a bullet weighing about 2 ounces. 'Bocca da fuoco' ('mouth of fire') is the term for a gun barrel of any size, but will only be the portable kind here.

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

      First edition of the translation of the New Testament, called Port Royal. The work was started by Antoine Le Maistre, continued by Antoine Arnauld and Isaac Louis Le Maistre de Sacy. The preface was reviewed by Pierre Nicole and Claude St. Martha. This edition is generally attributed to Daniel Elzevier Amsterdam. A frontispiece apès and Philippe de Champaigne engraved by Van Schuppen.Binding in morocco single vintage red. Back to ornate nerves. Titles and volume numbers gilded. boards struck eun décor with Threshold triple with central supervision net and jewels in the spandrels, all lined with a triple supervisory net. gilt edges. Chez Gaspard Migeot à Mons 1667 in-12 (10x16cm) (44) 538pp. et 462pp. (15) 2 volumes reliés

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        Dithmarsisches Land-Recht, Sampt etlichen Constitutionen (.) Nach dem rechten Original mit Special- und General-Registern. Glückstadt, Koch, 1667. 4 Bll., 120 S., 6 Bll., S. 122-192. Mit 1 gefalt. Stammtafel. 4°. Pgt. d. Zt (berieben und etw. fleckig).

      1667 - Mit einigen Eintragungen und Anstreichungen von alter Hand.- Angebunden: E.E. Raths der Stadt Hamburg Müntz-Mandat / De dato 21 Maji 1673. Sampt beygefügter Reduction der Müntz-Sorten und ihrer abgebildeten Figuren. Hamburg, Rebenlein, 1673. 12 Bll. sowie 4 weiße Bll. mit Eintragungen von alter Hand. Mit sehr zahlreichen Münz-Holzschnitten.- Angebunden: Giesebert, H. Periculum Statutorum Harmoniae Practicae . Lübeck, Jeger u. Hamburg, Naumann, 1652. 21 Bll., 879 S., 2 Bll.- Jöcher II, 987f.- Der deutsche Jurist Heinrich Giesebert verfolgte den Plan 'aus allen alten und neuen Rechten ein jus universale (zu) sammlen' (Jöcher), als Versuch über die Anpassung des dithmarscher Landrechts an die Rechtsgrundsätze des Königreichs Dänemark erschien daher sein vorliegendes Erstlingswerk.- Teils leicht gebräunt. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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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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        POEMS ON HIS MAJESTIES BIRTH AND RESTAURATION, His Highness Prince Rupert's and His Grace the Duke of Albemarle's Naval Victories; The Late Great Pestilence and Fire of London [bound with] A SERMON PREACHED BEFORE THE COURT OF ALDERMAN AT GUILD-HALL.

      Printed by James Cotterel, London 1667 - Two works bound in one volume. "Poems" [iii], 68 pages of text. Heavily browned and irregularly discolored, with some minor early marginalia, with several corners or small chips repaired. "A Sermon." [v], 30 pages; Printed for Brabazon Aylmer, London, 1683. Title continues ".Chappel, Octob. 29. 1682." Wing (2nd ed.); M685. There are a few small stains, but the text reamains clean and in excellent condition. Bound in circa 1840 three quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards; minor to moderate ubbing and shelfwear to the binding. Both of these are highly uncommon, rarely offered on the market. Both are first editions. While these measure only 8 inches in height, they are indeed quartos. Size: Quarto (4to) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les imaginaires, ou lettres sur l'hérésie imaginaire

      first edition.Binders early nineteenth full red morocco full red morocco signed Canon. Back with four nerves ornate boxes, jewels, gold lace and wheels. boards framed gilded nets quadruple and golden arabesques spandrels. Fine golden lace coaching contreplats. All edges gilt. Very nice copy.Ant Doctor of libraries. Danyau and PJ Plane with their bookplate pasted. Chez Adolphe Beyers[Dabiel Elzevir] àLiège[Amsterdam] 1667 in-12 (8x13,5cm) (30) 430pp. et 495pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        POEMS ON HIS MAJESTIES BIRTH AND RESTAURATION, His Highness Prince Rupert's and His Grace the Duke of Albemarle's Naval Victories; The Late Great Pestilence and Fire of London [bound with] A SERMON PREACHED BEFORE THE COURT OF ALDERMAN AT GUILD-HALL...

      London: Printed by James Cotterel, 1667. Two works bound in one volume. "Poems" [iii], 68 pages of text. Heavily browned and irregularly discolored, with some minor early marginalia, with several corners or small chips repaired. "A Sermon..." [v], 30 pages; Printed for Brabazon Aylmer, London, 1683. Title continues "...Chappel, Octob. 29. 1682." Wing (2nd ed.); M685. There are a few small stains, but the text reamains clean and in excellent condition. Bound in circa 1840 three quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards; minor to moderate ubbing and shelfwear to the binding. Both of these are highly uncommon, rarely offered on the market. Both are first editions. While these measure only 8 inches in height, they are indeed quartos.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good condition. Quarto (4to).

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        L'Europa

      1667. Carta geografica del continente europeo, in bella coloritura coeva. Inserita in "Mercurio geografico overo Guida Geografica in tutte le parti del Mondo conforme le Tavole Geografiche del Sansone Baudran de Cantelli Data in luce con direttione, e cura di Gio. Giacomo de Rossi nella sua stamperia in Roma alla Pace all'insegna di Parigi con Priu: del S. Pont" edita a Roma alla fine del '600. Al verso testo manoscritto descrittivo con inchiostro bruno inerente la carta

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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

      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.

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        Tractatus de jure et controversiis limitum, ac finibus regundis, oder Grundtlicher Bericht von den Gräntzen und Marcksteinen.

      Balthazar Kühnen Ulm 1667 - Vermutlich zweite Auflage des erstmals 1642 erschienen Werkes; Perg. der Zeit, leicht berieben, leicht verdunkelt, aber gut; handschriftlicher Titel am Rücken, unten am Rücken alte Bibliothekseintragungen; fest; Innen alte handschriftliche Eintragung auf Rückseite der Titelseite, im ganzen gut aber die zweite Hälfte des Buches ist am oberen Teil der Seiten leicht von Wasser markiert, und an einigen Seiten gibt es kleine winzige Randschnitte; vollständig, Mit gefalt. Holzschn.-Taf. u. einigen geometrischen Holzschn.-Fig.(Kapitel uber das Feldmessen) - Doppelblattgr. Titel, 14 Bll., 443 S.; Lipenius I, 519. - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De vi percussionis liber.

      Bologna: Giacopo Monti, 1667. First edition, an extraordinary association copy, of the first published book on the laws of percussion, and containing important hitherto unpublished material from the lectures of Galileo and Torricelli. This copy was a gift from Prince Leopold of Tuscany, Borelli's patron at the Tuscan court. Probably under the influence of Borelli (see below), Leopold, together with his brother Grand Duke Ferdinand, founded the Accademia del Cimento where Borelli first presented much of the experimental work on which this text is based. Although Leopold held Borelli in high esteem, Borelli's decision to publish this work in Bologna rather than as part of the proceedings of the Accademia led to a quarrel between the two men. "In this, Borelli's first book on mechanics, he quotes Galileo's youthful work on percussion, the fourth Dialogo, and lectures by Torricelli. As well as the detailed discussion of impact, the book deals with the dynamics of falling bodies, vibration, gravity, fluid mechanics, magnetism, and pendular motion ... he gives the name resilience for the first time to a number of problems now classed under this name" (Roberts & Trent). This is "the earliest book on the laws of percussion, which undoubtedly influenced John Wallis who, in 1668, published his discovery of the laws governing the percussion of non-elastic bodies, and Christiaan Huygens, who deals with the percussion of elastic bodies in his treatise De motu corporum ex percussion, published in 1669' (Zeitlinger I, 174). Borelli regarded this work, together with his De motionibus naturalibus (1670), as necessary preparation for his masterpiece, De motum animalium (1680-81), on which he had worked since the early 1660s. Provenance: Contemporary manuscript ownership entry on half-title dated 4th August 1668 stating that this copy was a gift from Prince Leopold of Tuscany, 'Dono del Principe Leopoldo de Toscana', i.e., Cardinal Leopoldo dei Medici (1617-75), scholar, patron of the arts, brother of Ferdinando II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1610-70). "In May 1665, Cardinal Michelangelo Ricci, Roman correspondent and adviser to the Tuscan Court, wrote to Borelli's patron, Leopoldo de Medici, encouraging Borelli to apply himself to the composition of a treatise on motion. According to Ricci, motion was a particularly important topic since so many contemporaries, famed for their contributions to mathematics and philosophy, had dedicated so much time to the topic and had explained so many of nature's secrets. Borelli's initial response was that he was instead concentrating on a treatise on anatomy within which he would insert some words regarding collision of moving bodies. At some point in this discussion, seemingly prompted by an insistence from Ricci, Borelli decided to publish On the Force of Percussion independently from his main project. The intention of the book on colliding bodies was to establish crucial propositions concerning motion as a means of introducing issues related to human and animal movements. "The main problem in question, as Aristotle had put it, was to explain why a heavy axe, as an example, has virtually no effect when rested on a piece of wood but has a much greater impact when it is made to fall from a significant height. Aristotelians believed that the increased force is a result simply of the velocity of the movable; the velocity supposedly artificially increases the weight of the object. For Italian natural philosophers in the seventeenth century, the first point of reference in response to this Aristotelian position is the work carried out by Galileo concerned with motion and mechanics including percussion. In his Mechanics (c. 1590), Galileo claimed that to study percussion, one must consider 'that which has been seen to happen in all other mechanical operations, which is that the force, the resistance, and the space through which the motion is made respectively follow that proportion and obey those laws by which a resistance equal to the force will be moved by this force through an equal space and with equal velocity to that of the mover.' That was to say that it is not only the weight of the body in motion that determines the force of percussion but the distance it travels and its velocity before impact that is required to overcome the resistance of the body being impacted upon. Galileo elaborated on his argument in Discourse Concerning Two New Sciences (1638), where he presented several experiments in which the force of percussion was tested and measured by relying on the proportions of opposing forces (including distances and velocities) rather than simply differences in weight. "In On the Force of Percussion, Borelli agrees with the Galilean proposition that the energies of colliding bodies are not measurable through weight alone. To prove his point, he begins with a series of propositions explaining how a body must be first moved by an impeller in order to acquire a "motive virtue" or "impetus". Upon colliding with another body at rest, that impetus is transmitted to the stationary body, overcomes its resistance proportional to the mass and velocity of the first body and itself sets in motion. Borelli puts it succinctly: 'Despite the horror of some Aristotelians for the migration of the motive virtue, it seems certain that part of the virtue or impetus which was concentrated in the impelling body is distributed and expanded in the struck body.' The 'distribution and expansion' of impetus does not mean that the struck body acquires the same speed as the first, 'impelling' body, only that the motive virtue is preserved and shared between the two bodies--the reactions of these bodies to the collision is proportional to their respective masses. In sum, the impact of colliding bodies occurs in only a moment, but the result of that instant of time--the cause and effect--is dependent upon proportions of velocity and mass ... "This is a strictly mechanical explanation of moving parts of nature reminiscent of Cartesian natural philosophy, whereby motion is explained by the measurements and properties of bodies in contact with each other. In fact, Borelli is explicit in his mechanistic outlook. He contends that the motive virtue of colliding bodies 'clearly occurs in similar machines'. He makes this point with particular regard to bodies with elastic, spring-like properties ... 'If indeed thrown against a wall or against a steady racket, a playing ball or a water-skin or a spring or any elastic machine is compressed or bent proportionally to its impetus and percussion. The water-skin then rebounds with a more violent, i.e. doubled, impetus. The compression and bending of the machine is increased, doubled, in so far as the percussive compression is doubled.' Aside from the allusions to the mechanical properties of nature, the reference here to force resulting from compression is also rather important for our understanding of Borelli's philosophy of motion as it affords him the possibility of considering the spring-like properties of corpuscles. This is an issue to which he returns in his subsequent book [De motionibus naturalibus]" (Boschiero, pp. xiv-xvi). Borelli also makes in this work an important contribution to the discussion of the laws of falling bodies (pp. 107-110). "Borelli's analysis of the trajectory of the falling body, though it is, of course, erroneous, is the best ever made before Hooke and Newton. He is the only one who succeeds in disentangling the purely mathematical point of view from the physical. He is, too, the only man before Hooke who is not dominated and befogged by the traditional conception according to which, whether the Earth moves or stands still, a heavy body has, in any case, to move to the center of the Earth on a perfectly straight line ... Borelli continues to explain that the force of an "oblique" percussion is to be measured no by the impetus along the "oblique" path, but only by that on the perpendicular, which, he adds, enables us to dispose of the argument proposed some time ago by a celebrated author (Borelli does not name Riccioli) according to whom, if the Earth moved, the motion of a body falling from the top of a tower would be uniform, and, therefore, the force of percussion would not increase, at least not perceptibly, with the increase of the altitude of the fall. The celebrated author forgets, Borelli explains, that the point or plane of impact does not stand still in world-space, but is transported together with the tower and the body falling from its top" (Koyré, pp. 358-60). In Chapter 25, Borelli gives a discussion of magnetism thought to be based upon a short treatise by Benedetto Castelli entitled Discorso sopra la calamita, which was discovered in manuscript form among some papers by Galileo in the eighteenth century and eventually published in 1883. This treatise is important as the first example of a theory of magnetism which uses elementary magnets to account for magnetization of iron. The main modification introduced by Borelli is the introduction of a magnetic effluvia or vapour from the loadstone to replace Castelli's propagation of magnetism through the air. Borelli explains magnetization of iron by supposing that "one must postulate that in the iron there are innumerable active and spirited particles. These particles, however, are disposed in a very confused manner, all intertwined in a variety of ways so that not all their Northern poles point in the same direction but are all confusedly mixed...it is necessary to imagine that when the iron is brought near the loadstone and within its sphere, which stems from the exhalation of the vapour of the loadstone, just as by the process of stirring up, the magnetic particles which are within the interstices of the iron are stirred up and turned, and once loosened and set free ... they direct their poles in proper orientation toward the pole of the loadstone." This is not exactly Castelli's theory, but Borelli borrowed Castelli's ideas and combined them with the currently prevailing magnetic theories. Born in Naples, Giovanni Borelli (1608-79) studied mathematics at Rome under Benedetto Castelli. Sometime before 1640 he was appointed professor of mathematics at Messina. In the early 1640s, he met Galileo in Florence. In 1656 Borelli was appointed to the chair of mathematics at the University of Pisa, a post previously held by Galileo. It was in Pisa that Borelli met the Italian anatomist Marcello Malpighi; the two men became founder members of the short-lived Accademia del Cimento. Motivated by Malpighi's own studies, Borelli began his first investigations into the science of animal movement. This began an interest that would continue for the rest of his life, eventually earning him the title of the Father of Biomechanics. "One year after Borelli arrived in Tuscany the Accademia del Cimento held its first session; the year Borelli left, the Cimento quietly died. Indeed, Borelli seems to have been the principal animus of the academy ... the Tuscan court had been thoroughly infected by Galileo's ideas and those of his pupils. Grand Duke Ferdinand II, from the time of his accession to power in 1628 until his death in 1670, maintained a personal laboratory as did Prince Leopold. From the time of the death of the Master, Galileo, informal gatherings met at the court and presented and discussed experiments ... Then, possibly under the crystallizing influence of Borelli, Leopold asked for and received permission from Ferdinand to organize formally an academy for purely experimental research. Under Leopold's aegis it met for the first time in June of 1657 ... Lorenzo Magalotti, after attending the University of Pisa as a student, was appointed secretary in 1660. The Cimento had adopted a policy of submerging the identities of its members and presenting itself as a group. Accordingly, when Magalotti brought out the Saggi di naturali esperienzi fatte nell'Accademia del Cimento in 1666-1667, it appeared anonymously and refrained from identifying the individual contributions of the members ... During the life of the Cimento dissension appeared among the membership; Borelli may have originated some of it. He seems to have chafed under the requirement of anonymity, and by all accounts he was a touchy person to get along with under any circumstances ... "[Borelli] produced two major studies which were not only exercises in pure mechanics but also, in the eyes of Borelli himself, necessary introductions to what he would consider to be his most important work, the De motu animalium. Respectively, these were De vi percussionis (1667) and De motionibus naturalibus a gravitate pendentibus (1670). Both cover considerably more subject matter than their titles indicate. In the first, for instance, Borelli discusses percussion in detail, some general problems of motion, gravity, magnetism, the motion of fluids, the vibrations of bodies, and pendular motion, to cite just a few items. Likewise, in the second, he argues against positive levity, discusses the Torricellian experiment, takes up siphons, pumps, and the nature of fluidity, tries to understand the expansion of water while freezing, and deals with fermentation and other chemical processes. When we consider that all this was the product of years of experimental and theoretical investigation, we should not wonder that he objected to giving it over to be brought out anonymously by the Cimento just because he happened to present a good deal of it before that society. To the apparent displeasure of Leopold, Borelli published De vi percussionis in Bologna. And in the early summer of 1667 he set out once more to Messina ... at this point the Cimento effectively ceased to function, even though it apparently was not formally dissolved, and even though Prince, now Cardinal, Leopold continued to direct some experimental work until he died in 1675. As far as Borelli was concerned, he had been, and afterward remained, on excellent terms with Leopold; and Leopold maintained his high regard for Borelli" (DSB). Carli & Favaro 303; Cinti 147; De Caro 52; Honeyman 396; Poggendorff I, 240; Riccardi I, 159; Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, pp. 39-40; Sotheran 474' Wellcome II, 204. L. Boschiero, Introduction to Borelli's On the Movement of Animals - On the Force of Percussion, P. Maquet (tr.), 2015; A. Koyré, 'A Documentary History of the Problem of Fall from Kepler to Newton,' Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 45 (1955), 329-395. 4to (218 x 162 mm), pp. [xii], 300, 30, [2, errata], with 5 folding engraved plates, printer's device on title, one ornamental initial. Contemporary Italian speckled calf with double fillet gilt borders to sides; spine richly gilt-tooled in a floral pattern of oriental design, an exquisite and unusual binding clearly intended for presentation.

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        POEMS ON HIS MAJESTIES BIRTH AND RESTAURATION, His Highness Prince Rupert's and His Grace the Duke of Albemarle's Naval Victories; The Late Great Pestilence and Fire of London [bound with] A SERMON PREACHED BEFORE THE COURT OF ALDERMAN AT GUILD-HALL...

      London: Printed by James Cotterel, 1667. Two works bound in one volume. "Poems" [iii], 68 pages of text. Heavily browned and irregularly discolored, with some minor early marginalia, with several corners or small chips repaired. "A Sermon..." [v], 30 pages; Printed for Brabazon Aylmer, London, 1683. Title continues "...Chappel, Octob. 29. 1682." Wing (2nd ed.); M685. There are a few small stains, but the text reamains clean and in excellent condition. Bound in circa 1840 three quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards; minor to moderate ubbing and shelfwear to the binding. Both of these are highly uncommon, rarely offered on the market. Both are first editions. While these measure only 8 inches in height, they are indeed quartos.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good condition. Quarto (4to).

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        Les divertissemens d'amour et autres poésies burlesques et sérieuses

      Rare édition originale.Plein vélin blanc d'époque. spine lisse. Quelques épidermures et taches. binding en partie désolidarisée. Quelques mouillures et nombreuses traces de pliures.Jacques du Four de la Crespelière (1625-1680), Poète burlesque et licencieux étalant dans ses vers légers les derniers feux du Baroque, l'auteur appartient à ce genre spécifiquement français au XVIIe dont Scarron est l'un des plus illustres représentants. C'est une poésie qui prend à contre courant, par la raillerie, la poésie maniériste et emphatique baroque. Son recueil des Divertissemens d'amour, mais également son recueil de traductions de poètes grecs (Sapho, Anacréon, Théocrite...), et Les récréations poétiques, amoureuses et galantes, se retrouvent dans toutes les grandes bibliothèques et les anthologies littéraires du XVIIIe. L'amateur de curiosités littéraires recherchera avec avidité les ouvrages de cet auteur, notamment ses Commentaires sur l'école de Salerne, divines moqueries de la médecine. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Olivier de Varennes à Paris 1667 in-12 (8,5x14,5cm) (12) 293pp. relié

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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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        Der Statt Bern Chorgrichts Satzung. Umb Ehsachen: Hurey und Ehbruchs-Straff: Anstell- und Erhaltung Christlicher Zucht und Ehrbarkeit / und was zur selben gehörig. Zu Statt und Land zugebrauchen.

      Bern, Georg Sonnleitner 1667 - 4°. (6), 58, (18) S. Mit 1 Titelholzschnitt. Lederband der Zeit. Gesetzessammlung und Ordnung der sogenannten Chorgerichte oder Ehegerichte, die nach der Reformation in den protestantischen Gebieten in der Deutschschweiz in jeder Gemeinde eingeführt wurden. Eine von der Kirche getrennte Behörde, die für Recht und Ordnung in den Kirchgemeinden sorgte. Zum Gericht, das jeweils sonntags nach der Kirche im Kirchenchor tagte, gehörten ein Vorsitzender der Oberamtmann, 6-8 Richter, der Pfarrer als Protokollführer und einige "heimliche", öffentlich nicht bekannte Personen, die ihre Mitbürger "bespitzelten" und bei Vergehen anzeigten, dies waran u.a. Sonntagsentheiligung, Fluchen, Üppigkeit, Völlerei, Zank und Familienstreit. - Angebunden: Grosse Mandat der Statt Bern, wider allerhand im schwang gehende Laster: Derselben sich zu entzeuhen: Und dargegen sich eines Tugendsamen Gottseligen Lebens zu befleissen. Auss hievorigen Mandaten und Ordnungen, und nach dem es die Nohtdurfft weiters erforderet: Erneueret. Jährlich von Cantzlen zu verlesen. Bern, Hochoberkeitl. Truckerey durch Andres Hügenet. Im Jahr 1695. 15, (2) S. - Loix et ordonnances du consistoire de la ville de Berne . Bern, Estienne Fabry, 1640. (2) Bl., 76, (4) S. - Einband berieben. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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