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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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        SEGUNDA PARTE DEL GRANDE HIJO DE DAVID, CHRISTO SEÑOR NUESTRO.

      - Historia evangélica, y sagrada, adornada y vestida de varias, y memorables historias, dulces, y sazonados exemplos, para divertir el gusto, y corregir la vida. Madrid, En la Imprenta Real, 1669, 16x22, 13h. 427p. 9h. Escudo grabado en portada. Pergamino de época. Muy buen estado. (25831).

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        EMBASSY FROM THE EAST-INDIA COMPANY OF THE UNITED PROVINCES, TO THE GRAND TARTAR CHAM EMPEROUR OF CHINA, Delivered by their Excellcies Peter De Goyer, and Jacob De Keyzer, At his Imperial City of PEKING. Wherein the Cities, Towns, Villages, Ports, Rivers, &c. In their Pssages from Canton to Peking, Are Ingeniously Described by Mr. John Nieuhoff, Steward to the Ambassadours. Also An Epistle of Father John Adams their Antagonist, concerning the whole Negotiation, with An Appendix of several Remarks taken out of Father Athanasius Kircher. Englished and set forth with their several Sclptures, by John Ogilby, Esq; Master of his Majesties Revels in the Kingdom of Ireland.

      London Printed by John Macock for the Author 1669 - First Edition. Magnificently illustrated with a frontispiece portrait engraving of Ogilby, title-page in red and black, a double-page plan of Canton, a large full page very finely engraved view of Peking, a full page engraved view of Batavia, 5 very elaborate and finely engraved headpieces, 5 elaborately engraved 8 or 9 line initials, 1 letterpress plate and 119 near half-page or very large and fine copperplate engravings within the text-body. Folio, handsomely bound in three-quarter antique brown calf over marbled boards, the spine with raised bands and contrasting red and black morocco labels tooled and lettered in gilt. [3ff.]; 1-146, [1 ff. blank], 149-(328), 1-18, 1 ff. blank], 1-106 pp. A very handsome and well preserved copy. The images and text-block are all in very pleasing condition. The illustrations are exquisitely rendered. The binding is beautifully preserved as well. A VERY RARE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT WORK, MAGNIFICENTLY ILLUSTRATED AND REPLETE WITH THE MOST IMPORTANT WRITINGS KNOWN ABOUT CHINA UP TO THE TIME. This extraordinary work contains a number of sections, to whit: "An Exact Relation of the Emabassy sent by the East-India-Company of the united Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham, or Emperour of China, Delivered at Peking, the Imperial City." Pp. 1-146; "A General Description of the Empire of China" Pp. 149-327; A Narrative of the Success of an Embassage Sent By John Maatzuyker De Badem, General of Batavia, Unto the Emperour of China & Tartary, The 20. of July 1655. Soliciting a License of Trade in the Port of his Empire. Dedicated to Antonio De Camera, Captain General of the City of the Name of God.Written by a Jesuite in those Parts." Pp. 1-18; "An Apppendix or Special Remarks taken at large out of Athanasius Kircher His Antiquities of China." Pp 1 -21; "Of The Various Voyages & Travels Undertaken Into China." Pp. 22-106. "Johannes Nieuhof (1618-1672), steward to the China delegation of the Dutch East India Company, wrote Gezantschap der Neerlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham, den tegenwoordigen keizer van China, published in 1665. This book was divided into two parts, the first being an account of the trip made by the Dutch to Beijing in 1655 in an attempt to establish free trade with the Qing government, and the second half being a description of China. John Ogilby, for the English edition, added a number of additional parts from important sources. Ogilby started his career as a dancer at court. An injury forced him to retire and he moved to Ireland where he opened a theatre. He became Master of the Revels for Ireland, but the Irish rebellion forced him to leave. He returned to London when he was fifty and married a wealthy widow; her capital helped to enable him to begin his career as a publisher. He started with translations of classics. His first book was a translation of Virgil, which proved to be highly popular and was reprinted several times. He followed this with translations of the Iliad, Aesop and the Bible. Unfortunately most of his work was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. He petitioned the King, stating he had lost over £3000 worth of stock and asked that he be able to import French paper tax free. This meant that his works would be of a better quality and cheaper to produce. In 1669 he published the first edition of the Dutch Embassy to China. This book combined Nieuhoff’s original work with letters from the Jesuit father John Adams as well as a partial translation of Athanasius Kircher’s China Illustrata (1667). The first edition was sold by lottery and such a success that Ogilby was able to set up his own printing shop and led him to publish his series of great atlases. Ogilby originally planned to publish one atlas for every continent, but in the end published only Africa (1670), Atlas Japannensis (1670), Atlas Chinensis (1671), America (1671) and Asia (1673). These atlases were folios printed on fine paper, which he had imported from France [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

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        Ordentliche Verzeichnus Der Fürstlichen Bambergischen angesetzten Ritt: und BurgerLehen GerichtsTäge. De Anno M.DC.LXIX.

      Getruckt zu Bamberg in der Fürstl. Truckerey Durch Andream Baals, (1669).. Einblattdruck. Oben mittig mit Allianzwappen der Familien Voit von Rieneck, Erthal, Thüngen, Lichtenst(ein) (9,5 x 7,5 cm), links und rechts jeweils eine Leiste mit je 6 Wappenschildern der Beisitzer. Jeweils in Holzschnitt. 40 x 33 cm.. Nicht im VD 17, für mich bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar. Offensichtlich seltener Einblattdruck, der die Daten der Bamberger Gerichtstage verkündet und Richter und Beisitzer auflistet. - Sauberes Exemplar!

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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

      Jan Rieuwertsz and Pieter Arentsz, Amsterdam 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Riviera di Genova da Ponente

      Amsterdam, Blaeu, Joan, 1669. Westlichen Teil. "Riviera di Genova da Ponente". Altkol. Kupf.-Kte. bei J. Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1669. Mit fig. Titelkart. mit einem Wappen und Meilenanzeiger ("Scala di quindici miglia Italiane") und 3 Segelschiffe. 38:49,5 cm.. Koeman II, map 7081:2, ed. 2:641-2 (1659-72 Spanish). - Dekorative Karte von dem westlichen Teil der italienischen Riviera (zwischen Genua und Nizza). - Aus dem spanischen Luxusausgabe von Atlas Maior: Kolorit mit Gold gehöht.

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

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Frankfurt. 1669. 17X10. 19h+633Pag+172Pag. La Obra se divide en 2 partes. Fisica subterranea y experimentos quimicos (experimentum chymicum) de Joachimi Becheri 1671. Contiene tratado de Alquimia pag 10 a 38 en parte segunda y nombrando a grandes personajes. Rarissima Obra. Ref 3.7 Biblioteca A

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        Tooneel der Sotten, afbeeldende door kluchtighe, maer ghestichtighe sinnespreucken, de sotheydt van de weirelt. Theatrum stultorum joco-serium, sive mundus fatuus emblematicé expressus.

      Brussel Van Bossutt / Bossuyt. 1669. Gebonden in 18 eeuws band, in-8°, 141x96mm,159pp(1) Frontispice en 2 kopergravures tussentekst.Emblematica. Johannes De Leenheer, Augustijn te Brussel.

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        Naturalis historiæ, cum commentariis & adnotationibus Hermolai Barbari, Pintiani, Gelenii, Dalechampii, Scaligeri, Salmasii, Gronovii, Is. Vosii, & Variorum

      Leiden and Rotterdam: Hackios, 1669. Leiden and Rotterdam: Hackios, 1669. First Thus. Vellum over boards. Very good. First Thus. Vellum over boards. Three vols., 8vo (200 × 120 mm), pp. [16], 80, 56, 838, [136, including final 2 blanks]; 917, [89, including final 2 blanks]; 853, [83]; additional engraved title-pages (all d.d. 1669) by G. Wingendorp of Leiden; clean crisp text; all edges stained red; ownership inscriptions to title-pages of vv. 2 and 3 ( top of title-page with inscription of v. 1 removed); remains of former bookplate on front pastedown of v. 2; joints weak to front of v. 1 with small crack to head of spine; else very good in contemporary vellum over boards with fore-edge flaps. An attractive seventeenth century edition.The greatest summary of ancient knowledge and one of the principle sources for our understanding of antique technology and science, Pliny's work attracted a vast commentary throughout the intervening period, not least because little new original work was done until the early modern period to overturn the learning presented in the work.'Pliny was no prophet nor in any way in advance of his age; he was merely its spokesman and in that capacity fulfilled his mission. He was an historian of the same pattern as Herodotus (also a compiler of records) who set down many things which personally he did not credit but which in loyalty to his authorities he considered it his duty to report, at the same time reserving his own judgment on the matter.' (H. N. Wethered, The mind of the ancient world, p. x.) In the words of Gibbon, Pliny has 'deposited the discoveries, the acts, and the errors of mankind.'.

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        Gedenkwaerdige gesantschappen der Oost-Indische Maetschappy in't Vereenigde Nederland, aen de kaisaren van Japan: vervatende wonderlyke voorvallen op de togt der Nederlandsche gesanten: beschryving van de dorpen, sterkten, steden, landschappen, tempels, gods-diensten, dragten, gebouwen, dieren, gewasschen, bergen, fonteinen, vereeuwde en nieuwe oorlogs-daeden der Japanders.

      Amsterdam, Jacob Meurs, 1669.Folio. Contemporary blind-tooled calf, spine with raised bands. With title-page printed in red and black, fine engraved allegorical frontispiece, large folding map, 24 folding or double-page plates (some margins restored; one plate damaged on the fold) and 71 half-page engravings in the text. (8),456,(16) pp.* First and only Dutch edition. - A sumptuously illustrated account of the two Dutch missions of 1649 and 1661 to the shogun's court. After the expulsion of all foreigners from Japan, the Dutch were allowed to settle on the man-made island of Deshima in the bay of Nagasaki. The Dutch trading center there served not only commercial ends, but it was also Japan's window on the western world. In addition, it provided other countries with an avenue of approach to Japan. Thus, from 1637 to 1854, the Dutch alone were able to retain their trading rights. During this period they were able to exercise their mediating functions for other nations, as they did in preparing the way for America's admiral Perry. 'Some new information along with a lot of old material about Japan became available in 1669 with the publication of Montanus' Gedenkwaerdige gesantschappen. Ostensibly a description of several VOC embassies to the shogun's court after 1640, it is in fact an encyclopedia of things Japanese' (Lach, Asia in the making of Europe, III, p.488). With o.a. fine large views of Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. Including also a description of Batavia with double-page plan after Janssonius (see Brommer, Batavia, Bat K15). - Some blank margins restored, with strong impressions of the plates. - Fine.Tiele 762; Cat. NHSM I, p.499; Landwehr, VOC, 522; Cordier, BJ, col.383; Alt-Japan-Katalog 1049; Laures 496.

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        De physiologia christiana et theologia gentili liber V., VI, VII, VIII & IX. En: Mosis Maimonidae. De idololatria liber, cum interpretatione Latina, &notis, Dionyssii Vossii.

      Amsterdam Johannes Blaeu 1669. Z.p., z.u., 1675. Perkament. 4to. [IV], 613, (33), [VI], 174 pp. *oud ex libris met pen Johannis Georgü, oude aantekeningen in pen binnenzijde voorplat, bibliotheekstempel van Bibliothek der Carlsburg, papier hier en daar licht gebruind*

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        Anales de la Corona de Aragon. Compuestos por Geronimo Curita, chronica de dicho Reyno.

      Zaragoza, Diego Dormer 1669 - 6 volumes in-4. Collation : (10), 455 ff.(noté 454) / (8), 460 ff. (noté 458), / (8), 326 ff. / (8), 371 ff. / (6), 351 ff. / (8), 407, (1), 31, (1) ff. Vélin. (Reliure de l'époque.) "Obra de las mas insignes de la historiografia espanola." (Palau). Cuarta edicion de la primera parte y tercera de las demas. Sin el Indice publicado en 1671. En el tomo sexto, con una nueva portada : "Apologia de Ambrosio de Morales con una información al consejo del rey, hecha por su orden en defensa de los Anales de Geronimo Curita". Encuadernacion de epoca en pergamino. Bueno ejemplar. Palau 381762-381768. Petits trous de vers dans la marge du dernier tome, en début et fin de volume. Brunet II, 445 : "Ouvrage très estimé." // You can browse all my books on latude.net

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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.. 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.. 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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        An Embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces to the Grand Tartar Cham Emperour of China

      London: John Macock for the Author, 1669. London: John Macock for the Author, 1669. First edition. A tall folio volume (pages 16 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches) in contemporary mottled calf boards, rebacked with six raised bands and gilt in the spine compartments, preserving an earlier spine label. Pages lightly age toned, the occasional spot of foxing or soiling, but in general, an excellent, authentic copy. Unwashed and with just one minor repair to close a tear and secure one of the plates. Signatures: A - Iiii(2); a-e(2); B-Ee(2). With engraved portrait of John Ogilby, engraved title page, double-page map of China, double-page plan of Canton (Kanton), 18 other leaves of plates (one leaf with two separate plates), and 121 other engravings within the text. Blank leaves in the text at Pp2 and e2. Lacking the final blank, otherwise complete (the only copy currently available with all plates). & & Nieuhoff traveled to China in 1655 as a steward for Peter De Goyer and Jacob De Keyzer as representatives of the Dutch East India Company, with plans to break the Portuguese monopoly over trade with China. Nieuhoff's narrative, along with the accounts of traveling Jesuits were the first reliable narratives of China available to a European audience. The work includes many incidental remarks on the manners and customs of the Chinese, together with a second part comprising a general description of the Chinese Empire. The fine plates and illustrations show town views in China, Tibet and Tartary, together with subjects such as costume and natural history. Ogilby added extracts from the writings of Father John Adams and Athanasius Kircher's "China monumentis" (1667) to supplement the volume.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Varia Observata Anatomica.

      . Hactenus inedita. Edente Theodoro Wynants, Medico Amstelodamensi Ordin. Amstelodami: Jadc. Konynenberg 1669. With copperengraved frontispiece. 72 pp.<br>Bound with:<br>WILLIS, THO.: Affectionum Quae dicuntur Hystericae et Hypochondriacae. Pathologia spasmodica vindicata, 1. De sanguinis accensione. 2. De motu musculari. Lugd. Batav.: Apud Cornel. Driehuysen, Felicem Lopez, 1671. (6) + 172 pp. <br>Bound with <br>SCHUYL, FLORENTIUS: Pro veteri medicina. Lugd.[uni] Bat.[avorum] ; Amstelod.[ami] : Gaasbequii, 1670. With folded copperengraved plate. (6) + 185 + (1) pp. Last leaf with handwritten notes.<br>All 12mo, bound in one contemporary full vellum binding, vellum missing on backboard, though. Inner front- and backboards contains various handwritten notes from various times. * Willis: Hystericae et Hypochondriacae was first published 1670 in 4to size and contained 2 folded plates..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Les metamorphoses d'Ovide

      Paris: Claude Barin, 1669. Paris: Claude Barin, 1669. (Corneille, Thomas [1625 1709], translator). Ovid (43 B.C. 17 or 18 A.D.). Les metamorphoses d'Ovide, Traduites en vers Francois par T. Corneille. Paris: Claude Barin, 1669. Original edition of the first two books of Ovid translated by Thomas Corneille. The full translation was not published until 1697. 12mo. Contemporary calf, gilt spine with raised bands. Rubbed. Leaf with engraving on verso; leaf of title, verso blank; 8pp. ded. to La Dauphin, signed T. Corneille; 4pp. Av lecteur; 234pp. text with one engraving for book II on I vi(verso); 12pp. priv. dated 12 Aout 1668/31 Jan 1669. Collation: []1, a6, A-T6, V3 []. STC French 1601-1700 O-236. An elegant edition with beautiful typography and ornamentation. Thomas Corneille (1625-1709): playwright, poet. To distinguish himself from his brother Pierre Corneille, Thomas was known as "Monsieur Corneille." He was one of the leading authors who began to produce plays during the Fronde and brought out even more plays than his brother Pierre: thirty-eight plays composed alone or in collaboration. His first tragedy, Timocrate (1656), helped to restore the genre to popularity after the troubles of the Fronde. Although he was more attractive in manner and in conversation than Pierre, he lacked Pierre's genius. Still, "with Quinault he filled the interval in the history of the French drama between the zenith of Pierre Corneille and the advent of Racine" (Harvey and Haseltine). Although not as important a playwright as his brother, Thomas wrote with great facility. He is credited with perfecting the French language, as can be evidenced by this translation of Ovid (begun shortly after he left school), his notes to Claude Favre Vaugelas Remarques su la langue Francais (1647) , his compilation of a dictionary of arts and sciences for the Academie Francaise (1694), and his editorship of Mercure galant, with Donneau de Vise. The artist of the two engravings fronting the books is the son of Hermann Weyen (or Weyher), Laurent Weyen (1643-1672), a Flemish engraver who died in Paris. Laurent also engraved illustrations for the works of Moliere. Provenance: Goodspeed's Bookshop/Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow.

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        Tooneel der Sotten, afbeeldende door kluchtighe, maer ghestichtighe sinnespreucken, de sotheydt van de weirelt. Theatrum stultorum joco-serium, sive mundus fatuus emblematicé expressus

      Brussel Van Bossutt / Bossuyt. 1669. Brussel Van Bossutt / Bossuyt. 1669. Gebonden in 18 eeuws band, in-8°, 141x96mm,159pp(1) Frontispice en 2 kopergravures tussentekst. Emblematica. Johannes De Leenheer, Augustijn te Brussel.

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