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        The SECOND PART Of The INSTITUTES Of The LAWS Of ENGLAND. Containing the Exposition of many ancient, and other Statutes; Whereof you may see the Particulars in a Table following.

      Printed for A. Crooke, et al., London: 1669 - Head- tailpieces. Decorative inital capital letters. The 2nd - 4th Institutes were all published posthumously, per order of the House of Commons. In this Second Part, "His Commentary upon Magna Charta, and particularly on the celebrated 29th Chapter, is deeply interesting to the lawyers of hte present age, as well from the value and dignity of the text, as the spirity of justice and of civil liberty which pervades and animates the work." [as quoted in Marvin]. Binding - Fine. Text - VG+ (faint discoloration to bottom of 1 & fading throughout the ajoining 'A' gathering). Modern full speckled calf binding executed in a period style with dark brown title label to spine. Folio. 11-3/4" x 7-3/8". 3rd edition (Marvin, p. 208; Wing C-4950). [10], 745, [43] pp.

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        Journal du Voyage d’Espagne ; Contenant une description fort exacte, de ses Royaumes, & de ses principales Villes ; avec l’Estat du Gouvernement, & plusieurs Traittés curieux, touchant les Regences, les assemblées des Estats, l’ordre de la Noblesse, la Dignité de Grand d’Espagne, les Commanderies, les Benefices, & les Conseils.

      A Paris, chez Claude Barbin : au Palais, sur le Perron de la Sainte Chapelle, 1669. 1669 - 1 vol. in-4° (242 x 186 mm.) de : 4 ff. (Titre, Le libraire au Lecteur, Extrait du Privilège du Roy), 422 pp. Nombreux ornements typographiques (17 bandeaux, 14 lettrines, 9 culs-de-lampe, 1 en frontispice). Plein veau d’époque, dos à cinq nerfs orné, roulette dorée sur les coupes, tranches mouchetées. (coiffe sup restaurée, texte: grafitis à l'encre et taches angulaires en fin de volume, défauts d'usage). Edition originale de cette très rare relation de François Bertaut (1621- ca. 1701), considérée comme l’une des plus intéressantes sur l’Espagne du 17ème. François Bertaut est le fils de Pierre Bertaut, gentilhomme ordinaire de la Cour et de Louise Bessin de Mathonville, de la famille espagnole de Saldagne, qui passa sa jeunesse en Espagne parlait couramment castillan. Anne d’Autriche l’employa pour sa correspondance familiale, et fit ensuite de sa fille Françoise, sœur de François, sa femme de chambre. François Bertaut, connut une carrière intéressante : entré comme séculier dans l’état ecclésiastique il fut pourvu en 1641 d’une chapelle en Normandie, puis du Prieuré du Mont aux Malades, dont il est nommé Prieur en 1644. Il participe à quelques faits d’armes, et voyage en Espagne (1638, avec M. de la Trémouille pour une affaire de succession, voyage qui lui permettra d’être moins surpris par la suite), en Italie, en Allemagne et en Suède (avec l’ambassade de M. de la Tuilerie auprès de Christine de Suède). Homme de lettres et musicien, sa compagnie est apprécié, notamment à l’Hôtel Rambouillet, mais aussi à la cour, si bien qu’il est nommé Lecteur Ordinaire du Roi en 1651. Son intimité avec le Roi lui vaut l’hostilité de Mazarin qui lui coûte sa fonction en 1657, mais en 1659, il est nommé Conseiller au Parlement de Normandie puis de Paris. A ce titre, il parvient à entrer dans la suite de M. de Grammont qui se rend en Espagne à la même période, pour célébrer la victoire récemment acquise. Lors de ce séjour, il envoie des lettres à sa sœur, et le recoupement de passages de cette correspondance avec des extraits du présent ouvrage à permit de le lui attribuer avec certitude. Sa facilité avec la langue et la culture et son habitude des voyages font de lui un observateur intéressant, d’autant plus qu’il prépare ce voyage, important pour lui car il lui permet de découvrir ses racines en se documentant.une fois en Espagne, il ne se cantonne pas à Madrid, et circule dans tout le pays, recueillant des témoignages oraux et consultant fréquemment les bibliothèques pour se renseigner sur la région qu’il traverse. Il est reçu très aimablement et particulièrement dans le Sud, où il apporte des nouvelles de ce qui s’est passé à Madrid et de la réception du maréchal de Grammont. Très complète et truffée d’anecdotes recueillis auprès des Espagnols, la relation se caractérise également par sa mesure dans les jugements portés sur les Espagnols et sa tempérance. Elle est une source que l’on retrouve chez de grands écrivains de la fin du 17ème, comme Bossuet et Mme d’Aulnoy. Exemplaire en reliure d’époque d’une insigne rareté. (Dernière apparition dans une vente publique : 1978, édition de 1682. 1 exemplaire de cette édition de 1669 référencée sur World Cat dans une bibliothèque du Texas). 1 vol. 4to. Numerous borders, endpieces and ornamental initials. Contemporary full calf. First edition of this scarce account by François Bertaut (1621- ca. 1701), considered one of the most interesting on Spain for the 17th century.

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        Il tabacco. Opera nella quale si tratta dell'origine, historie, coltura, preparazione, qualità, natura, virtù e uso in fumo, in polvere, in foglia, in lambitivo et in medicina della pianta volgarmente detta tabacco.

      In Roma, per Filippo Maria Mancini 1669 - In 16mo; 15 cc. n.nn., pp.480. Sei tavole a piena pagina in silografia con le specie della pianta del tabacco e "de varij modi di pigliare il tabacco in fumo": le pipe. Capilettera e finaletti silografati. Ultima carta con margine inferiore ridotto e timbro di appartenenza. Legatura coeva in pergamena, titolo calligrafato al dorso. Edizione originale rara. Autori Italiani del'600,1806; Niccoli, pag.237; BL 17th Century Italian Books II, pag.876; Michel VII, pag.151, Krivatsy, 11425. 5 attached images. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A CASE OF CONSCIENCE, Whether a Nonconformist, who hath not taken the Oxford Oath, may come to live at London, or at any Corporate-Town, or within five miles of it, and yet be a good Christian?

      London: No publisher listed, 1669. 31 pages of text followed by [i] blank. Long-stitched pamphlet, with three additional puncture holes from earlier stitching. Title page and last page are slightly soiled, and corners are slightly bent and creased. Several leaves with minor stain in margin. Text is quite clean, and large margins are untrimmed. Measures 8-1/8" tall. Title continues "...stated briefly, and published in reference to what is offered to the contrary, in a book intituled, A friendly debate betwixt a conformist and a nonconformist : together with animadversions on a new book, entituled, Ecclesiastical polity, the general heads and substance whereof are taken under consideration : as also a peaceable dissertation, by way of composition with some late papers, entituled, Liberty of conscience, in order to the determining the magistrates power in matters of religion." Topics: Simon Patrick (1626-1707); Friendly debate between a conformist and a non-conformist; Samuel Parker (1640-1688); Discourse of ecclesiastical politie; Religious Dissenters, England, Church and state, Church polity; Liberty of conscience.. First Edition. Paperback. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        LIBRO HISTÓRICO POLÍTICO, SÓLO MADRID ES CORTE Y EL CORTESANO EN MADRID.

      Imp. Domingo García Morrás. Madrid, 1669 - . 20,5 cm. [32], 351, 12 h. Enc. en pasta española, deslucida, tejuelo. Papel tostado. Marcas de anterior poseedor. CCPB 33897-4. Madrid Madrid Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Amerique Septentrionale

      Chez Pierre Mariette, Paris 1669 - A lovely, rich impression of the first state of among the most important French maps of North America of the second half of the 17th century, produced by the country's most esteemed family of cartographers. This very influential map was the official successor to Nicolas Sanson's 1650 map of North America. When Nicolas Sanson, regarded as the father of the renaissance of cartography under Louis XIV, died in July, 1667, he left his flourishing business in the care of his eldest son Guillaume. The younger Sanson continued his father's partnership with the Mariette family, who were prominent Parisian printers. Guillame was determined to publish a new, updated edition of his father's Cartes Generales de toutes parties du Monde, the first French general atlas, originally published in 1657. The map of North America that appeared in the atlas, although masterful, was now considered to be geographically outdated. The present map, which appeared in the second edition of the atlas, featured updated toponymy, and is geographically based on Nicolas Sanson's wall map of 1666 (of which only two copies survive). While California is shown to be an island, in line with popular perception, unlike the map from 1650, it no longer attempts to build a geographical mythology in the place of the Pacific Northwest, which was then totally unknown. Appropriately the magnificent baroque title cartouche, which features swags and ribbons held aloft by putti, has been placed to fill this enigmatic space. Cartographically the map appears to be based on Sanson's maps of "Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France" and "Le Nouveau Mexique, et La Floride." Lake Erie is shown in a recognizable form and the entire Great Lakes network is shown in greater detail than his father's map, although the western lakes are still open-ended. On the East coast, Long Island is shown and the shape of the Outer Banks is improved. Several Indian tribes are identified in New Mexico where the R. del Norte (Rio Grande) mistakenly flows from an interior lake and empties into the Mar Vermeio ou Mer Rouge (Gulf of California). Iceland now appears in the Atlantic, as well as a bit of Britain. The map proved to be highly successful, and was sourced on numerous occasions by other mapmakers. The present copy is an example of Burden's first state of the map; a second state would be issued in 1690. Burden, The Mapping of North America I , 404; (first state) McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps , 669.4; McLaughlin, California as an Island, 45; Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America , 399; Tooley, "California as an Island," 8 in Tooley, The Mapping of America. Copper-engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline.

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        Laurentii Pignorii,. Mensa isiaca, qua sacrorum apud Aegyptios ratio et simulacra subjectis tabulis aeneis. exhibentur et explicantur. Accessit ejusdem authoris De Magna deum matre discursus, et sigillorum, gemmarum, amuletorum aliquot figurae et earundem ex Kirchero Chifletioque interpretatio, nec non Jacopi Philippi Tomasini Manus aenea, et de vita rebusque Pignorii dissertatio.

      Andreæ Frisii [ Andreas Fries ] 1669 - Voir nos visuels, 3 ouvrages reliés ensemble, Andreas Fries, Amsterdam, (8)97(12)+11pl+(8)95pp, 1669. Rare ouvrage de référence bien complet des 11 grandes planches dépliantes, très nombreuses gravures in et hors texte. Petit in-4, dos lisse avec défauts, bords et coins usés, intérieur propre, petites taches, premiers ff. renforcés (manques au front.), cachets en bleu de la Bibliothèque Chenal. Rare ex. (cf. Brunet IV 653, Blackmer 1312, Gay 1567, Ibrahim-Hilmy II 119). Envoi soigné (E29) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Synopsis Criticorum Aliorumque S. Scripturae Interpretum. In five volumes

      76 - London - Typis J. Flesher 1669 - A scarce and early set of Poole's controversial seventeenth-century synopsis and critical interpretation of biblical commentators. Complete in four volumes bound into five. Contains: Vol I. Complectens libros omnes a Genesi ad Jobum -- Vol II. Complectens libros biblicos Jobi, Psalmorum, Proverbiorum, Ecclesiastis & Cantici Canticorum -- Vol III. Complectens Prophetas omnes, tum majores, tum minores, nobis dictos -- Vol IV. Complectens omnes libros Novi Testamenti &Epistolas universas et Apocalypsin. Matthew Poole [Pole] (c. 1624-1679) was a biblical commentator, known for authoring many controversial publications. The great work of Poole's life was the Synopsis criticorum aliorumque sacrae scripturae interpretum, a synopsis of the critical labours of biblical commentators. He commenced his studies for the project in 1666, and took ten years to complete it. During this time he would rise at three or four in the morning, take a raw egg at eight or nine, and another at twelve, and continue at his studies until late in the afternoon. The prospectus for the Synopsis bore the names of eight bishops and five continental scholars, besides other divines. Simon Patrick, Tillotson, and Stillingfleet, with four laymen, acted as trustees of the funds raised by subscription for the project. A royal patent for the work was granted on 14 October 1667. Four thousand copies were printed, and sold relatively quickly. The work constituted an important compendium of biblical commentary and exegesis, condensing into brief notes a great deal of study. In April 1693 the work was placed on the Roman index. The Synopsis was originally produced in Latin for a scholarly audience; afterwards Poole began a smaller series of annotations in English for a broader, less educated readership. DNB. Condition: In full diced calf bindings. Externally, worn. One hinge weak, one hinge strained, and three boards detached but present. Leather coming away from the boards and spines in several places. Some loss to the leather of the spines. Copperplate ink inscriptions to the front endpapers and titlepages. Light foxing to the endpapers but otherwise generally clean. Marginal tidemarks to several pages. Small tears to the corner of the final page of Volume I and the first few pages of Volume III. Overall: GOOD ONLY. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Synopsis Criticorum Aliorumque S. Scripturæ Interpretum. [Volumen I]

      E. Flesher & T. Roycroft, London [Londini] 1669 - Londini [London]: Typis E. Fletcher [ulque ad I. Sam. deinde a II.R e.g. inclusive ad finem Voluminis] & T. Roycroft. Prostat apud Cornelium Bee in vico Little Britain. Anno Domini MDCLXIX [1669]. First Edition. Contact for anterior collation. In "In Genesin", 1,247 pp. "In "I Samuelis" (Pars Posterior), 1,027 pp. Elephant Folio, approx 15.75" tall. Full leather with six spine ribs, decorative tooled panels at covers. Very massive volume barely fits on a large-format scanner (see scans); too heavy for spine scan. Chip at spine top, roughening at spine bottom, general moderate scuffing. Some creasing and very faint waterstaining to initial few leaves. Minimal foxing. Hinges relatively strong. Overall, Very Good. The first volume of Matthew Poole's opus, a life work in which he surveyed and encapsulated a wide variety of religious writings on both the Old and New Testaments. Poole, born in York in 1624, graduated from Emmanuel College in Cambridge in 1645, and succeeded Anthony Tuckney at St. Michael-le-Querne church, but would shortly thereafter leave the pastorate; as a strict Presbyterian, he resigned his living rather than conform to the Act of Uniformity. William Lloyd (later Bishop of Worcester) suggested that Poole then undertake his life's masterwork, the Synopsis. Viewed as a usable summary of then-extant religious writings from (almost] every source imaginable, the Synopsis is, in fact, an exercise in conciseness, as difficult as that may be to imagine of a set of five mammoth elephant folio volumes [of which this is volume 1 only]. Poole later decided to make the Synopsis - which was, and is here, written entirely in Latin - more accessible to the common man by producing an English version, but died in 1679 before he could complete this. John Howe and others did see to the ultimate completion of the English version. See scans. L2OKSH [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die gesantschaft der Ost-Indischen beselschaft in den vereinigten Niiederländern an den Tartarischen Cham und nunmehr auch Sinischen Keiser, verrichtet durch die herren Peter de Gojern und Jacob Keisern ( ),

      Amsterdam, Jacob Mors 1669, - folio, (6)-420-(12) pp., portrait of the author, 107 engravings in text, 33 (out of 34) double-page engraved plates, map missing, original full calf binding. Text in German, printed in Gothic letters. The folding map is missing, as well as one double-page plate, and an other one is half cut. Some little tears withut lost, except on the portrait of the author that shows a little hole, angular water stain on 7 plates (reaching the top of 2), angular water stain on 5 leaves at the end (pp. 417 to 426), hinge and corners rubbed. (Cordier BS 2346). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ACTORUM LABORATORII CHYMICI MONACESIS SEU PHYSICAE SUBTERRANEAE LIBRI DUO; EXPERIMENTUM CHYMICUM NOVUM LOCO SUPPLEMENTI IN PHYSICAM SUAM SUBTERRANEAM

      Imp. Joh. Davidis Zunneri; Davidis Zunneri, Typis Heinrici Friesii Frankfurt. 1669. 17X10. 19h+633Pág+172Pág. La Obra se divide en 2 partes. Física subterranea y experimentos quimicos (experimentum chymicum) de Joachimi Becheri 1671. Contiene tratado de Alquimia pág 10 a 38 en parte segunda y nombrando a grandes personajes. Raríssima Obra. Ref 3.7 Biblioteca A. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Excelente.

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        Theologia Moralis, in Quinque Libros distributa, Editio Sexta

      Bambergae: Joannis Arnoldi Cholini. 1669. Sixth Edition. Folio. [12], 512, 558, 107, [1] pp. With an engraved title page. 33 cm. In early 20th Century quarter cloth and cloth boards, brown paper endpapers. Good with some browning and scattered spotting to the text pages, the first four leaves are loose at the gutter, else a very good copy of Laymann's classic moral theology. According to the Catholic encyclopedia, "He was one of the greatest moralists and canonists of his time, and a copious writer on philosophical, moral, and juridical subjects." First published in 1625, the Theologia Moralis is considered his most important work. .

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        The Voyages and Travells of the Ambassadors Sent By Frederick Duke of Holstein; the Travels of John Albert De Mandelslo

      London: John Starkey and Thomas Basset 1669 - 2o. xxiv, 316pp.; vi, 232pp., [14]. Collated. Leather bound. Binding tight. Rebacked. Spine has 5 raised bands and 6 compartments. Beautiful gilt flourishes to compartments. Engraved frontis, two engraved portraits, five engraved folding maps, lacking map of Persia. Frontis mended and reinforced. Several maps have been reinforced and/or extensively repaired. The maps are of Livonia, Muscovi, the Great River of Wolga, the Province of Kilan and the East-Indies. Map of the Great River WOLGA repaired with losses. Interior pages clean and unmarked with light foxing and minor stains throughout. Inside front cover bears the armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Henley. As this bookplate shows the arms with a baron's coronet, it must date to between 1760 and 1764. The bookplate is listed in the Franks Bookplate Collection in the British Museum, no. 14466. Cox I, p.248; Wing O-269. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité Des Tournois, Ioustes, Carrousels, Et Autres Spectacles Publics.

      Lyons: Jacques Muguet, 1669. - 4to. pp. 4 p.l., [4], 399, [1]. with the 2 cancels C2-3 included in the preliminaries. engraved printer's monogram on title. 22 large engraved headpieces (incl. repeats) & 22 large engraved historiated initials. several woodcut vignettes & initial. contemporary mottled calf, gilt back (some scarring to covers, joints partly cracked, spine ends worn, some intermittent foxing). engraved bookplate of Baron Walpole of Wolterton. First Edition of this early work on the staging of public festivals. Menestrier, a French Jesuit and antiquary, was responsible for arranging all aspects of some of the most dramatic of those during the reign of Louis XIV. Among his more notable productions were the festivities occasioned by the King's visit to Lyons in 1658, when he had the students of the Collège de la Trinité perform two ballets of his composition, and those celebrating the marriage of Françoise de Valois with the Duke of Savoy. Included here are chapters on carrousels, quadrilles, floats, recitals, devices and emblems, mascarades, horses and other animals used in festivities, tournaments, combat and staged attacks, military diversions and public spectacles of the Turks, &c. The large engraved headpieces depicting jousts, processions, and festivities are by Claude Derbage. "Ménestrier's [treatise] is still imbued with the thought processes of the renaissance. He opens his book by tracing the origins of tournaments back to antiquity in which such spectacles combined the rites of religion with military exercise and learned allusions. He goes on to discuss Roman circuses and combats and the symbolic nature of such tournaments, above all the choreographed carrousel in witch the movements of the horses and riders echoes the courses of the heavens. (Strong, Art and Power, p. 56) Brunet III 1624-25. Graesse IV 487. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Apologie des grands hommes accusez de magie.

      chez Jacques Cotin 1669 - - chez Jacques Cotin, A Paris 1669, in 12 (14,4x8,5cm), (24) 502pp., Un Vol. relié. - Edition originale, une autre édition est parue à la même date chez Besongné. Livre relativement rare mais célèbre. Plein Veau d'époque, dos à nerfs orné. Ensemble frotté. La coiffe supérieure est manquante au 2/3, un coin ne porte plus de cuir, une partie des bordures est dépourvue de cuir, quelques manques à l'endroit des nerfs. Gabriel Naudé (1600-1653) est né à Paris. Il était médecin mais davantage philosophe car il avait étudié également la littérature et la philosophie, de tous ses livres l'apologie est le seul qui nous soit resté. Il fut successivement attaché au cardinal Barberin, au cardinal Mazarin (c'est lui qui se chargera de collecter les ouvrages de la bibliothèque de Mazarin), au cardinal Richelieu puis à la reine Christine, comme bibliothécaire également, à part le fameux 'Advis pour dresser une bibliothèque'. C'est un héritier de l'humanisme qui prône le retour à un rationalisme strict, cet ouvrage en est l'application, accréditant qu'il faut exercer son jugement et étudier les causes et les effets avant que de condamner. On trouve de nombreux renseignement précieux sur les accusations et les pratiques de nombreux hommes, Gallien, Raymond Lulle, Albertus Magnus, saint Thomas d'Aquin, en même temps qu'une défense des accusations qui ont été portés contre ces hommes, Naudé démonte les croyances sur les démons, la pierre philosophale et ce qu'elles recouvrent. (24) 502pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De Veritate Religionis Christianae. Editio Novissima

      Ex Officina Elzeviriana 1669 - Ex Officina Elzeviriana, Amstelodami, 1669. 408 pp. 18mo. Full bound in red, straight grain morocco leather. 3 raised bands. 4 compartments. Stamped imprint on spine and front board. Tight binding and solid boards. Replaced endpapers. Moderate chipping to pages. Slight discoloration to title page. Slight wrinkling. Otherwise, pages are clean and unmarked. Intricately detailed copperplate engravings throughout. Moderate shelf wear. Slight sunning to spine. Minor scuffing to boards. Leather has been expertly restored with a protective coating.Hugo Grotius (10 April 1583 ? 28 August 1645), also known as Huig de Groot, Hugo Grocio or Hugo de Groot, was a jurist in the Dutch Republic. With Francisco de Vitoria and Alberico Gentili he laid the foundations for international law, based on natural law. He was also a philosopher, theologian, Christian apologist, playwright, and poet. This volume contains his philosophy in regards to the Christian religion. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gründlicher Bericht Von Beschaffenheit und Eigenschafft/ Cultivirung und Bewohnung/ Privilegien und Beneficien Deß in America zwischen dem Rio Orinoque und Rio de las Amazones an der vesten Küst in der Landschafft Guiana gelegenen ... Landes/ Welchen Die Edle privilegirte West-Indische Compagnie der vereinigten Niederlanden/ mit Authentischer Schrifftlicher ratification und permission Der Hochmögenden Herren Staten General An den ... Herrn Friederich Casimir/ Grafen zu Hanaw ... Wie auch an das gesämptliche Hochgräfl. Hauß von Hanaw/ mit allen regalien und jurisdictionen, ewig und erblich/ unter gewissen in dieser Deduction publicirten Articuln den 18. Julii 1669. cedirt und überlassen hat

      Frankfurt, Johan Kuchenbecker, 1669.. Mit einer mehrfach gefalteten Kupferkarte der Ostküste Südamerikas von J. P. Thelott. 54 S., 1 w. Bl. Interimsumschlag. 22 x 19 cm. Sabin 29011; Alden-L. 669/15VD 17 23:234632F; Borba de Moraes 93f.; nicht in der Bosch-Bibliothek; Tooley, Mapmakers 615. - Wohl erste Ausgabe, nach BdM. existieren zwei weitere, falsch (1607 und 1667) datierte Ausgabe. Sehr seltenes Zeugnis früher deutscher Kolonialbestrebungen. J. J. Becher (1635-1682) war ein berühmter Chemiker und Volkswirt sowie “typisch barocker Projektenmacher” (NDB I, 690). Er wurde von Friedrich Kasimir von Hanau-Münzenberg beauftragt, mit der Westindischen Kompagnie der Niederlande über den Kauf von Land zu verhandeln. Am 18. Juli 1669 wurde der Vertrag in Hanau abgeschlossen und mit großem Aufwand gefeiert. “Becher wrote this pamphlet as propaganda for the colonisation project. He describes the fertility of the soil, the methods that should be enployed in cultivation, and appeals enthusiastically to German patriotism for the colonisation of this land … But the project was violently criticised and never became reality” (Borba de M.). - The scope of the book was to make propaganda for founding a German colony on the territory between the Orinoco and Amazonas. The author, Becher, was the first to promote this entreprise and on his instigation Count Frederic Casimir of Hanau was in 1669 invested by the Dutch West India Company with this territory extending over 3000 square miles. - Mit der großen (48 x 37 cm), meist fehlenden Karte. - Sehr breitrandiges, unbeschnittenes Exemplar. SS. 47/48 mit etwas Papierverlust in der weißen unteren Ecke. Satzspiegel gleichmäßig gebräunt, die Ränder tls. etwas braunfleckig. Insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar!

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        Kst.- Karte, b. G. Blaeu, "Ducato di Mantova".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, 1669, 38 x 49. Koermann, Bla 60 A.- Mit altkol.Titelkartusche und 1 altkol. Wappen.

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        L'Espage diousee en tous ses Royaumes et principautes...

      Paris 1669. Karte zeigt gesamt Spanien mit Portugal, Karte mit 3 prachtvollen Kartusche, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 60 x 88. Zustand: Falz und Einriss rechts fachmänisch restauriert

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        L'Italie divisee suivant l'estendue de toutes ses souverainetes, qui sont les estats de l'eglise, du Roy Catholique...

      Paris 1669. Karte zeigt gesamt Italien mit seinen Inseln, Prachtvolle Ausgabe, mit Gold erhöht, selten, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 59 x 89. Zustand: Falz fachmänisch restauriert

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        The Mirrour of Architecture: or the Ground-Rules of the Art of Building. Reviewed and Inlarged ... By Joachim Schuym of Amsterdam. Translated out of the Dutch by W.F. Hereunto is added the description and Use of the Ordinary Joynt-Rule fitted with lines for the ready finding the lengths and angles of rafters and hips, and collar-beams in any square or bevilling roofes at any pitch, and the ready drawing the architrave, freize and cornice in any order. With other useful conclusions

      London: William Fisher for both Works. 1669. First English Translation & 1st Browne. Hardcover. Water stain to fore edge of Joynt-Rule. A few rubber stamps of S. Stevens/Samuel Stevens and Son, Millbanks Works, Northam, Southampton to blank versos. This copy lacks the additional engravred title. ; Scamuozzi: [2] blank leaves; [5] leaves (Title & Preface); 24 pp.; 40 sur blanc plates. Brown [1 leaf], 29pp., [3 blank leaves]; five plates (some folding) tipped-in. Bound in modern raw linen.; Translation of: Idea dell'architettura universale; Octavo; Additional images and further information provided upon request. Translation of: Idea dell'architettura universale. .

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        Astronomia Britannica: in qua per novam concinnioremq[ue] methodum hi quinq[ue] tractatus traduntur. I. Logistica astronomia . . . II. Trigonometria . . . III. Doctrina sphaerica . . . IV. Theoria planetarum. V. Tabulae novae astronomicae. cui accessit Observationum astronomicarum synopsis compendiaria. additur Postscriptum de refractione.

      John Macock for George Sawbridge, London 1669 - Folio (315x200 mm). [20], [2] 3-244, [2]; 192, [2], 193-366, [2], 367-369 [1] pp., including engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, woodcut diagrams, engraved illustration and the blank 3A4. Contemporary panelled calf (extremities worn, spine ends damaged, joints cracked at top and bottom, boards rubbed, corners bumped), gilt morocco spine label, red-sprinkled edges. Some faint dampstaining in upper inner corners at beginning and end, very little occasional spotting and marginal finger- and dust soiling, few scattered rust holes generally not impairing legibility. Provenance: John Reynolds, student of medicine, astronomy, and astrology (early ownership inscription); 19th-century Jesuit stamps (Acole Sainte-Genevieve, Paris, and Maison Saint-Louis, Jersey) on portrait verso and title; the library of the Swiss-American physicist Martin C. Gutzwiller. A fine, clean copy with ample margins. Complete. ---- DSB XIV, p.446; Houzeau & Lancaster 9232; Wing W2986. - First edition. "Like many astronomers in the second half of the seventeenth century, Wing, following Boulliau and Seth Ward, opted for an 'empty-focus' variant of Kepler's second law, holding that a planet moving in an elliptical orbit describes equal angles in equal times about the focus not occupied by the sun. In works published in 1651 and 1656 Wing, adopting Boulliau's method, had his elliptical orbits, including that of the moon, generated in purely geometrical fashion by circles and epicycles. In his posthumously published Astronomia Britannica, however, he discarded the epicycles in favour of a refined version of the theory proposed by Ward in the latter's Astronomia geometrica (1656), in which the elliptical orbits were assumed to be physically generated. Wing's celestial mechanics contained a mixture of Cartesian and Keplerian components, with a rotating sun and celestial vortex pushing the planets around in their orbits" (DSB XIV, p.446). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, n. G. Sanson b. Mariette, "Le Chili .. 1669".

      . dat. 1669, 40 x 45,5. Pastoureau, Sanson V A. - Die Titelkartusche befindet oben links. Die Karte zeigt Zentralchile. Im Norden noch Huasco, im Süden Osorno. Schöne Karte mit zahlreichen Ortsnamen.

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        The Mirrour of Architecture: or the Ground-Rules of the Art of Building. Reviewed and Inlarged ... By Joachim Schuym of Amsterdam. Translated out of the Dutch by W.F. Hereunto is added the description and Use of the Ordinary Joynt-Rule fitted with lines for the ready finding the lengths and angles of rafters and hips, and collar-beams in any square or bevilling roofes at any pitch, and the ready drawing the architrave, freize and cornice in any order. With other useful conclusions

      London: William Fisher for both Works. 1669. First English Translation & 1st Browne. Hardcover. Water stain to fore edge of Joynt-Rule. A few rubber stamps of S. Stevens/Samuel Stevens and Son, Millbanks Works, Northam, Southampton to blank versos. This copy lacks the additional engravred title. ; Scamuozzi: [2] blank leaves; [5] leaves (Title & Preface); 24 pp.; 40 sur blanc plates. Brown [1 leaf], 29pp., [3 blank leaves]; five plates (some folding) tipped-in. Bound in modern raw linen.; Translation of: Idea dell'architettura universale; Octavo; Additional images and further information provided upon request. Translation of: Idea dell'architettura universale. .

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        Le jeu des eschets; traduit de l'Italien de Gioachino Greco, Calabrois. Paris, J. le Febure 1689. Kl. 8°. 12 Bll., 343 S., Ldr. d. Zt. mit reicher Rverg. u. Rsch.

      . . Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana I, 362 f.- Zweite französische Ausgabe (E.A. 1669) des seltenen Schachbuches des berühmten Calabresen, erstmals 1656 gedruckt, der bis weit in das 18. Jhdt zahlreiche Auflagen folgten. "Die Partien sind reich an passend ausgewählten Fällen und schließen eine Fülle von leicht verständlichen genialen Kombinationen in sich" (von der Lasa).- Stellenweise geringfügig gebräunt. Mit Bleistift-Marginalien der einzelnen Schachzüge. Im Ganzen ordentliches Exemplar aus einer französischen Adelsbibliothek "(Monsieur le Bourg") mit gestochenem Exlibris, Ebd. berieben u. bestoßen.# Second French edition, translation from the Italian, of one of the most famous early chess books.- In places, slightly browned, binding slightly rubbed and bumped..- With bookplate of a French aristocratic library.

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        Delphi Phoenicizantes, sive, Tractatus, in quo graecos..... Appenditur de Noae....: nec non origine Druidum. His accessit oratiuncula pro philosophia liberanda/

      Francofurti: Impensis Johannis Conradi, Emmerich, 1669. The first edition is Oxford, 1655. New full calf.binding with blind tooling and gilt lettering on spine reminiscent of a 17th century binding. Binding by master binder Pat Bruno. Internally very good +. Small 8vo. [27], 142, [17], 48 pp. [1 page labeled ERRATA]. Attributed by Anthony a Wood to Henry Jacob. OCLC locates of this edition 1 copy at the University of Pennsylvania and 3 copies abroad. No copy of this edition for sale on the NET.

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        D. Henrik Müllers S. S. Theol: Professoris ok til vor Frues Kircke udi Rostock Pastoris Andelige Spare-Timers Eller CCC. Huus oc Bord-Aand-akters Anden Part. Efter mange begiærlige Hierters Ansøgning med Autoris Samttykke aff Tydsken paa vort Danske Maal oversat Af Per: Moller.

      Chra., Trøkt hos Mikkel Thomesøn. 1669. 12mo. Nyere skinnryggbind med enkel ryggforgylling og tittelfelt i mørkere brunt skinn. (2), 280 s.. Bibl. Norv. I s. 264. Proveniens : Jonas Skougaard, som i kollasjoneringen bemerker signaturen på tittelbladet "Ped. Møller". Kan dette være oversetterens eget eksemplar? I en katalog fra 1973 omtales denne boken som en norsk inkunabel. Michel Thomessøn, boktrykker i Christiania i perioden 1656-88. "Til dels må T. ha solgt til Danmark. Bokhandleren Chr. Cassube i Kjøbenhvan hadde således kjøpt en del eksemplarer av H. Müllers "Aandelige Spare-Timer", oversatt av Peder Møller, som da var prest i Kristiania, - ett av T.s trykk fra 1667. Men så lot Cassube trykket plagiere i Kjøbenhavn. Da dette blev opdaget og den innflytelsesrike Peder Møller hadde skaffet seg forfatterprivilegium på boken, gav Cassube ikke tapt, men lot på titelbladet av sitt plagiate trykk, hvor det stod "Trøkt hos Mickel Thomesøn Aar 1667", trykke en tilføielse slik : "oc soltis for 2. Marck. Oc nu trøckt i Kiøbenhaffn oc selgis for en Marck". (NBL XVI s. 221). Boken har mange feilpagineringer

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        Tractatus de Corde item De Motu & Colore Sanguinis et Chyli in cum Transitu (Prima edizione).

      Typis Jo Redmayne imprensis Jacobi Allestry 1669 Tractatus de Corde item De Motu & Colore Sanguinis et Chyli in cum Transitu. Lower, Richardo. Londini, Typis Jo Redmayne imprensis Jacobi Allestry , 1669. In - 8°, piena pergamena coeva. (16), 220, (20) pp. con 7 tavole incise in rame ripiegate f.t. Esemplare ben conservato malgrado le usuali arrossature dovute alla qualità della carta. Rarissima edizione originale con la variante della seconda tiratura. > (Garrison - Morton, 761). Hirsch. III, p. 851. Norman, Library of science and medicine, 1397. Fulton, Bibl. of R. Lower, 4: > Rothschuh, History of physiology, pp. 89 - 90.

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        Journael of kort verhael van't begin, voortgangh en eynde des oorloghs tusschen den koningh en verdere regeeringe van Macassar, en de Nederlandtsche Geoctroyeerde Oost-Indische Compagni, in de jaren 1666/1667/1668 en 1669 voor gevallen. Vertoonende de heerlijcke overwinninge der voornoemde Compagnie tegen het Macassers Rijck: onder het manhaft beleyt van . Cornelis Speelman, oud-gouverneur van de kust Choromandel, etc. Als mede des selfs articulen van vrede.

      - Amsterdam, Marcus Doornick, (1669).4to. Modern boards. With woodcut on title-page. (24) pp.* First edition. - South Celebes (Sulawesi) lay on the route that the Dutch took from Batavia to Amboyna. The sultan of Makassar (now Ujung Pandang), the leading representative of Islam in the region, was especially hostile to the Dutch missionary drive. He was also determined to protect Makassar's position as an international harbour for the spice trade, open to all nations. With the support of the English, Danes and Portuguese, he had long resisted the efforts of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) to monopolize the spice trade. Alarmed by this development, Batavia in 1666 sent an expedition against Makassar led by Cornelis Speelman (1628-1684). He forced the sultan in 1669 to conclude a treaty which the Dutch, obtained a monopoly of Makassar's trade and succeeded in bringing South Celebes under Dutch supremacy with the help of the Bugis people who were being oppressed by the Macassarese . - Very rare.Landwehr, VOC, 238; Cat. NHSM I, p.499; Knuttel 9756; Howgego p.987; Lach, Asia in the making III, p.56. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Missale Romanum. - (Beigebunden): Missae Propriorum Sactorum Ordinis Eremitarum S.Augustini. Venetiis, Ciera 1647. - (Begebunden): Missae Sancti Petrei Coelestini Ordini Sancti Benedictini. Venetiis, apud Cieras 1669. - (Beigebunden): Missa Sancti Raymundi. Nonnate Confessoris Ordinis B.Mariae de Mercede.Venetiis, apud Cieras, 1669.

      Venetiis, apud Cieras 1669.. Folio. 14 (von 20) n.n. Bl., 383 (recte 487) S., 1 Bl., XCII S., 4 n.n. S. Index; 18 Bl., 8 n.n. Bl., 11 n.n. Bl. mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 3 gestochenen Tafeln. Restaurierter roter Maroquineinband mit reicher goldgeprägter Fächerverzierung, Mediallon mit Strahlenkranz, reicher Rückenvergoldung etc.. Eine von mehreren Ausgaben bei Cieras. - Vorliegendem Exemplar fehlen der Drucktitel, 4 Blatt des Kalendariums und ein Blatt der Vorrede. - angebunden sind, neben den erwähnten Messen auch Texte für Petri de Alcantara, Canuti IV (Knut IV, König von Dänemark). Maria Magdalena de Pazzis. Joannis Franciscae Fremiot de Chantal. und weiteren Messen, davon mehrere in Handschrift. Seiten 213 - 223 mit starken Fingerspuren, die entsprechenden Blätter alt am unteren Rand hinterlegt. - Der ursprünglich aufwändige rote Maroquinband wurde, wahrscheinlich um 1930, fachgerecht restauriert. Die Lederbezüg wurden dabei auf hellbraunes Leder übernommen, der Rücken verstärkt, die Kanten, die ursprünglichen Holzdeckel und die Vorsätze erneuert. - Mit ausnahme der 5 erwähnten Blätter, meist sehr sauberes Exemplar auf starkem Papier. - Auch so noch ein eindrücklicher Einband und ein Beispiel einer aufwändigen fachgerechten Restauration. (Sprache: Lateinisch)

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        Kst.- Karte, b. G. Blaeu, "Territorio di Cremona".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, 1669, 38 x 49,5. Koermann, Bla 60 A.- Mit altkol.Titelkartusche und 1 altkol. Meilenanzeiger.

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        GRAMATICA CATALANA, GRAMMATICA MAGNA DE OCTO PARTIUM, ORATIONIS CONSTRUCTIONE

      Ex. Typ. Administrata per Matinum Gelabert - Barcelona. 1669. 16X10. Pergami. 3h+539Pág. Raríssima Gramatica Catalana del segle XVII, fantastic. Ref 8.3 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le jeu des eschets; traduit de l'Italien de Gioachino Greco, Calabrois. Paris, J. le Febure 1689. Kl. 8°. 12 Bll., 343 S., Ldr. d. Zt. mit reicher Rverg. u. Rsch.

      - Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana I, 362 f.- Zweite französische Ausgabe (E.A. 1669) des seltenen Schachbuches des berühmten Calabresen, erstmals 1656 gedruckt, der bis weit in das 18. Jhdt zahlreiche Auflagen folgten. "Die Partien sind reich an passend ausgewählten Fällen und schließen eine Fülle von leicht verständlichen genialen Kombinationen in sich" (von der Lasa).- Stellenweise geringfügig gebräunt. Mit Bleistift-Marginalien der einzelnen Schachzüge. Im Ganzen ordentliches Exemplar aus einer französischen Adelsbibliothek ?(Monsieur le Bourg?) mit gestochenem Exlibris, Ebd. berieben u. bestoßen.# Second French edition, translation from the Italian, of one of the most famous early chess books.- In places, slightly browned, binding slightly rubbed and bumped.- With bookplate of a French aristocratic library.

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        De rampspoedige scheepvaart der Franschen naar Oostindien . Onder't beleit van de Heer Generaal Augustyn van Beaulieu, met drie Schepen, uit Normandyen

      Amsterdam: Jan Rieuwertsz and Pieter Arentsz, 1669. Quarto, with eight engraved plates; bound in later period-style full calf, spine gilt with raised bands, ex libris of Saint Charles de Bourbon seminary on title; a few scattered wormholes, some plates closely cropped (loss of number on plate facing p. 121), but a very handsome copy. French incursions in the East Indies. First Dutch edition, and rare. This is the only separate appearance and the only illustrated edition of Beaulieu's account of his travels for the fledgling French "Compagnie des Indes Orientales". Beaulieu was a French navigator and coloniser who was appointed in 1619 to command the so-called "Fleet of Montmorency". The three ships sailed to Madagascar and Banda Atjeh via the Cape of Good Hope, but the voyage was not entirely a success, with two of the ships captured by the Dutch, keen to preserve the rights of the VOC. Undaunted, Beaulieu still petitioned for Madagascar to become a roadhouse for voyages to the East Indies, but Richelieu prevaricated, fearing provoking the Dutch. Despite Beaulieu's repeated encouragement, over the following decades Madagascar saw only desultory settlement, much of it from privateers. It was only in 1665 - a few years before the publication of this account - that the first voyage of the Compagnie des Indes Orientales carried settlers to the island; suffering under impossibly harsh conditions, the settlement petered out soon after. These French incursions were not particularly liked by the Dutch, and so it is perhaps not surprising that this Dutch translation focuses on the mishaps and disasters that plagued Beaulieu's voyage (hence rampspoedige, or "catastrophic", in the title). Designed for the Dutch popular market, it was published by the Amsterdam publishers Jan Rieuwertsz and Pieter Arentsz, who produced numerous VOC publications and other voyage accounts. As is often the case with Dutch editions of the seventeenth century, this is a beautifully illustrated book (at a time when most works in English and French often presented rather bare text). Three of the plates are wonderful depictions of ships in distress at sea, including an extraordinary image of a French ship on fire at night. Perhaps the most striking plate, however, is the scene as the French vessels first arrive in the Bay of St Augustin, showing the mariners hastening ashore to trade beads for livestock. This is the best early edition of Beaulieu's voyage, only preceded by the chapter in the second volume of Thévenot's Relation de divers voyages curieux (1664). The only earlier account of the voyage of the Fleet of Montmorency appears to be the impossibly rare Voyage faict aux Indes Orientalles by Jean Le Telier, one of Beaulieu's fellow captains. As a manuscript note and library stamp on the title-page attests, the book was donated to the library of the St Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia by one Dr Gilbert in 1876.

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        Kst.- Karte, n. G. und N. Sanson d. Abbevile b. Pierre Mariette, "Atlantis Insula .. 1669".

      . dat. 1669, 39,7 x 56. Burden, The Mapping of North America, Nr. 405 ( state 1 of 5 ). - Die Titelkartusche befindet sich rechts unten. Mit Californien als Insel dargestellt.

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        DESCRIPTION ANATOMIQUE D'UN CAMELEON, d?un Castor, d?un Dromadaire, d?un Ours, et d?une Gazelle.

      Paris, Chez Frederic Leonard, 1669.FIRST EDITION 1669, French text, ex library copy ( Birmingham Medical Institute) with small pale ink stamp to title page and following page and folding plates, mostly in the margins, not affecting images. 4to, approximately 250 x 190 mm, 9¾ x 7½ inches, woodcut vignette on title page, 5 folding engraved plates, pages: 1 - 120, attractively rebound in modern full calf, contrasting red and green gilt lettered labels, gilt decoration to spine, blind decoration to covers, new marbled endpapers. 4 plates have small repairs to the blank side and 1 plate has a closed tear which runs into the image, repaired on blank side, no loss of image, title page and text dusty with pale age - browning, a few margins slightly dusty, several tiny nicks to edges of pages, title page has tips of both corners missing, 3 other corner tips missing, apart from the small ink stamps, no other library markings, a good copy. See: The Honeyman Collection of Scientific Books and Manuscripts, Part vi, 2455; Peter Krivatsy, A Catalogue of Seventeenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine, page 895. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE QUESTION OF WITCHCRAFT DEBATED; Or a Discourse against their Opinion that affirm Witches.

      London, Printed in the Year 1669.FIRST EDITION 1669, no printer named, small 8vo, approximately 142 x 90 mm, 5 ¾ x 3 ¾ inches, pages: (6 of 8, lacks initial blank page), 1 - 128, pages 81 - 128 contain "Philopseudeis [Greek characters] Lovers of Lies: a Dialogue made by the famous Lucian", rebound in modern full panelled calf, maroon gilt lettered label, gilt decoration between raised bands to spine, blind decoration to covers, new endpapers. Some pages slightly trimmed at top edge, tiny hole in 1 page, loss of 1 letter only, occasional faint age - browning. A very good copy. John Wagstaffe (1633 - 1677) "offered a robust critique of the belief in witchcraft, appealing to reason and invoking sarcasm to make his case that the power of witches was illusory" (ODNB). ESTC R1795; Short - Tile Catalogue by Harry Price, Volume 1, page 383. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS, 1669.

      London, printed for John Martyn, 1669-1670.12 monthly issues bound together 1660 - 1670 (a complete year), NO TITLE PAGES, numbered 45 - 56, March 1669 - February 1670, printed for John Martyn, the printer's details are at the foot of the last page of each part. Small 4to, 5 folding engraved plates and 1 folding map, pages, 893 - 1142 plus 4 pages of table and 4 pages of publisher"s catalogue, bound in contemporary blind panelled calf with ornaments at corners, rebacked with maroon label with gilt lettering and rules between raised bands. Binding scuffed and darkened near to spine, corners worn, light cup ring to upper cover, modern bookplate on first pastedown, neat ink name and date on first free endpaper, 3 small neat repairs to blank side of folding map, small neat repair to folding plate of the woman with the swollen breasts, small neat repair with archival tape to fold of Wren's engine and a few edges of outer margins of the plates are slightly ragged but not affecting the image, top edge of pages 1038 and 1039 have tears with slight loss of text, affecting the last words on the first 4 - 5 lines, mostly still legible, top margins slightly trimmed which occasionally affects the numbers, occasional light staining to upper margins, some outer margins a little dusty with the occasional small pale stain or fox spot, otherwise a good copy of a scarce item WHICH INCLUDES 2 ARTICLES CONNECTED WITH SIR ISAAC NEWTON, SEE THE BABSON REFERENCE BELOW. Some articles included in this volume are: A Summary Account of the Laws of Motion, communicated by Mr Christian Hugens in a letter to the R. Society, written in Latin; followed by, An Account Concerning the Resolution of Equations in Numbers imparted by Mr. John Collins; Tractatus de Corde, item de motu & Colore Sanguinis etc by Richard Lower; An Observation made at Paris , the 17th August 1668 at night by M. Hugen and Picart; Instructions Concerning the use of Pendulum - Watches for finding Longitude at Sea; Observations concerning Japan; Observations concerning Bath - Springs by Joseph Glandvill; Some inquiries concerning the Eruptions of Mount Aetna; A Description of Dr Christopher Wren's Engin, designed for grinding Hyperbolical Glasses; The extracts of two letters, one written from Paris concerning some transactions there relating to the transfusion of Blood; A Learned Treatise concerning the Doctrine of Motion by J. Wallis; Some Observations Concerning the Baroscope and Thermoscope by Wallis and Beal; An Account of a small tract, entitled Thomas Hobbes Quadratura Circuli etc; and many other short articles. See A Descriptive Catalogue of the Grace K. Babson Collection of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton, pages 54 - 55, [109], and also Printing and the Mind of Man, 148, A Voice for Science. "The Philosophical Transactions was the earliest scientific journal, they consisted at first of a small monthly pamphlet of about 20 pages. The contents included extracts or paraphrases from letters written to Oldenburg or reports to the Society, and book reviews. It was about the middle of the eighteenth century that the responsiblity for the transactions was officially assumed by the Royal Society". #mi

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        AN HISTORICAL ESSAY ENDEAVORING A PROBABILITY THAT THE LANGUAGE OF THE EMPIRE OF CHINA IS THE PRIMITIVE LANGUAGE.

      London, Nath. Brook, 1669.FIRST EDITION 1669. Small 8vo, approximately 165 x 105 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, title page printed red and black, pages: [8], 212, [2], LACKS LAST BLANK LEAF and FOLDING MAP as usual, now supplied with a modern facsimile on old paper, plus an added early (c.1719) original hand coloured map of China, bound in full antique mottled calf, gilt ruled border to covers, raised bands to spine, gilt decoration in compartments, recent gilt lettered morocco label, marbled endpapers. Head and tail of spine and hinges rubbed and slightly tender, tiny chip of leather missing at top of hinges, corners neatly restored, original front endpaper and title page slightly browned, most pages lightly browned, occasional light spotting to margins, small ink marks to 4 margins, ink spot on 2 text pages, no loss, small heavy brown stain to fore - edge margin of last 4 leaves, some upper and lower margins trimmed, lacking final blank leaf. A good copy (lacking the original map as noted). John Webb (1611 - 1672) was an architect and amateur scholar born in Somerset. He married the niece of Inigo Jones and became his personal assistant from 1628. On Jones' death in 1652, Webb inherited both a substantial fortune and his library of drawings and designs. In 1654 Webb designed the first classical portico on an English country house, at The Vyne in Hampshire. This book is the first extensive treatise on the Chinese language in any European language. In it Webb proposes that the Chinese language was the language that was spoken throughout the world before Noah?s flood. He also discusses Chinese culture and the ancient origins of the Chinese empire. See: The Catalogue of the Lowendahl von der Burg collection, Volume 1, page 74; John Lust, Western Books on China Published up to 1850, page 234 No. 1005. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        An Exposition of the Creed.

      London: Printed by J.F. for Job. Williams and are to be sold by Richard Davis (1669)... The Third edition revised and now more enlarged. 31 by 20.5 cms. (6) 398 pp. bound in contemporary calf, blind ruling, six panelled spine with raised bands and original spine label. Title page with text in black and red lining. Engraved woodblock headpiece and a few decorated capitals. There is some very old, but minor, annotation and pen lining. The bottom 4.5 cms of the title page has been neatly cut off but at some point has had a new strip laid down to replace it. this title page has several old signatures, and some lightish staining. At some point a very fine stilletto type blade has been stabbed into the book leaving a closed tear of 1cm through the first 200 pages. There is no loss, and it does not affect readibility, it sounds much worse than it actually is. The text block is otherwise tight clean and satisfactory. There is some edge rubbing and the upper spine extremity has been restored

      [Bookseller: Saintfield Antiques & Fine Books]
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