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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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        ANTONII Molinetti Phil. et Medici Veneti prima sede...

      Ex Typographia Matthaei Bolzetta de Cadorinis. 1669 ...In celeberrimo Patauino Lyceo Theoricae Medicinae, & Anatomes Professoris. Dissertationes anatomicae, et Pathologica de Sensibus, et eorum Organis. MOLINETTI, Antonio - Patavii, Ex Typographia Matthaei Bolzetta de Cadorinis, 1669. In-8°, cartone coevo (piccola erosione della copertina in alto a destra). (viii), 116 pp. con bella tavola in antiporta incisa da Ruffon e con testatine e finaletti. Marca (Donna con caduceo e cornocupia. Omnem sensum exuperat) sul front. In questo volume mancano le tre tavole. Note di mano d' epoca nel margine bianco di 7 pp. Esemplare ben conservato. Edizione originale.

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        A Liturgical Discourse of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

      70 - London, 1669 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of A Liturgical Discourse by Richard Mason, known as Angelus a Sancto Francisco. Bound in quarter leather and marbled paper-covered boards with gilt lettering. First Edition. In Two Parts, complete. Place of publication from Wing M936. Angelus a S. Francisco, whose secular name was Richard Mason, 1599 1678, was an English-born Franciscan friar, and author. He was ordained by an Irish Catholic Bishop around 1624. He left the secular priesthood to become a Recollect friar. Having gone to the friaryseminary of St Bonaventure at Douai, he was approved for missionary work in England in 1632 but was recalled two years later to become vicar and novice-master at St Bonaventure's, dedicated to serving the needs of the English mission. By 1637, Mason had become superior of St Bonaventures, and professor of thelogy. During the 1650s, Mason returned to England, and in 1659 was created doctor of divinity. Mason was at Douai in 1663 but for much of the next decade he was at Wardour, Wiltshire, the only Franciscan in the Arundell family's long roll of Catholic chaplains. He served as chaplain to Henry, third Lord Arundell and In dedicating to his patron A Liturgical Discourse of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (first part published 1670, second part 1669) Mason extolled his piety and his royalist role in the civil wars. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is almost no wear to the extremities. Internally the pages have slight browning to the page edges, occasional spots, and handling marks. There arealso occasionalslightly browned tidemarks. There is an ink inscription on the front blank. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Plano de la Barra de Maracaybo, situacion de las Fortalezas, Baxos, y de mas correspondiente de la Laguna hasta la Ciudad

      A striking colonial manuscript chart of Maracaibo, signed by Emasabel. c1770. [Maracaibo]. Backed with linen, old folds now strengthened, captioning, index and title clearly legible and the colouring still very fresh, a few pieces missing at folds, but overall fine considering age and the use it might have had. 498 mm x 395 mm. A rare 18th century hydrographical chart of north-western Venezuela, executed in pen, ink and coloured washes; signed by the cartographer, a most uncommon characteristic. The cartographer, Francisco Xavier de Emasabel signs himself as ?Piloto de Altura?. It is not often we see manuscript charts signed by the maker. The map itself depicts the bay of Maracaibo in north-western Venezuela just to the north of Lake Maracaibo. It notes the cities of Maracaibo, which was sacked by Henry Morgan in 1669, and Altagracia. Ms. hydrographical chart executed in pen, ink and coloured washes. Finally the map´s cartouche includes an extensive numbered key to the most significant geographical points in the region (26 numbers). A compass rose and the cartouche embellish the map. In the ?Extractos de las juntas generales celebradas por la Real Sociedad Bascongada de los Amigos del Pais en la villa de Bilbao por Julio de 1787? there is reference to a Francisco Emsabel ?Capitan del puerto de Deva ofreció tres mapas marítimas que trabajó á instancia de los Pilotos del comercio de Cádiz?, however, whether it is the same as the creator of this map or not we haven´t been able to stablish. Surviving colonial manuscript charts of South America are only seldom found in the market.

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        Synopsis Criticorum Aliorumque S. Scripturae Interpretum. In five volumes

      76 - London - Typis J. Flesher, 1669 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 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..

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        Verschiedene Kriegs= und Friedens=Post/Oder..biß auff diese Zeit

      Ffm./Ulm, Wittib, 1669.. 1669. Gest. Titel (6) 640 S. Pgt.-Ebd d. Zt. [Fragment eines ill. Bibelmanuskriptes in braun, rot und blau] Rckn. mit Pappstreifen überklebt mit handschriftlicher Bibliotheksnummer. 12°. Papier teils gebräunt. * Nicht in HOLZMANN/BOHATTA.

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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, and were heavily illustrated and included maps. ___________________ The mid-seventeenth century was a period of great change for China. The year 1644 saw the fall of the Ming dynasty with the invasion of the Manchu forces from the north. The Qing troops destroyed cities and killed thousands in their conquest. This destruction was still evident eleven years later, when the embassy took place. Repeated passages reference the destruction of towns and cities and the vast numbers of people killed. But it was directly because of this cataclysmic change in dynasty that the embassy was allowed to take place. The Dutch United East India Company, or Vereenigde Oost-Indische Comapagnie (VOC) was greatly interested in the profits to be had from improving their dealings with Asia. And the VOC had heard from the Jesuit Martin Martini that the: Great Cham of Tartary had Conqur’d the Empire of China, and all the Kingdoms belonging thereunto, with the slaughter of some hundred thousands of people, and had proclaimed a Free Trade in the city of Canton to all Foreign People. They decided to send an embassy to China in the hopes of establishing free trade with the Chinese. At first they met with officials in Canton who assured them that such free trade would exist, but that a delegation would need to be sent to the Emperor for his official agreement. The VOC was the first embassy to make the to see the new Qing Emperor, Shunzhi (1638–1661) at Beijing, which the Manchu had established as their new capital. The negotiations were slow; the Dutch wished to be allowed to trade yearly at Canton, and only visit Beijing every five years, whilst the Emperor thought only of their visiting the capital and bringing gifts. The VOC clearly wanted trade, whilst the Imperial throne saw their visits as tribute. As their letters show, the Jesuits at court were strongly cautioning the Emperor against establishing free trade with the Dutch. They claimed that: The Hollanders may not come into the Kings Presence because they will not submit themselves to those Ceremonies of Reverence accustom'd in this Palace. This, however, proved not to be the case and the Dutch submitted themselves without complaint to the ceremonies of the court when entering the presence of the Emperor, something later embassies, such as that of Lord McCartney and envoys were unwilling to do. The time it took for the negotiations allowed those in the embassy’s party plenty of time to observe the sights of the palace. Nieuhof was clearly impressed with what he saw saying that it "exceeds all the royal palaces in Europe for splendour, art, wealth and pleasure." In the descriptions of China the three religions of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism are all mentioned. The religious traditions and beliefs are discussed separately as well as the different roles of their priests. Taoists are singled out in particular as responsible for exorcising people’s houses of devils and Buddhists are said to be the least regarded of the three religions. Religious ceremonies including funerals and exorcisms are discussed. Chinese printing is discussed at length; Nieuhof is impressed with the speed and technique of the Chinese printers, and compares it favourably with printing in Europe: ... they print with this board ... but with so much ease and quickness that one man is able to print 5000 sheets in a day. And in the boring of the boards they are so dexterous that they will cut out one almost as soon as an European compositor can make ready a form to the press. The position and role of women in China - both the "Tartar" and the "Chinese" women - are included. The book describes the Chinese practice of foot binding, something that is lacking in most early accounts of China. Nieuhof wrote that their: chiefest Beauty (as they imagine) consists in the smallness of their Feet; and therefore when they are young, they bind and swath their Feet, they keep them from growing to their natural bigness, and by that means they become generally very small. Nieuhof also mentions how the women are brought up to stay indoors and kept out of men’s sight. However the women in the illustrations are clearly outside and in the company of men. Nearly all aspects of life, from education, birthdays, marriage, dress, death and burial (including the practice of feng shui) are discussed, as well as class differences, which mentions mentioning beggars and entertainers as well as scholars and doctors. Chinese medicine and science are talked about and compared with European medicine, though no mention of acupuncture is found. Nieuhof also remarks on the frequent drinking of cha (tea) and the different ways of preparing it. The nature of the Chinese language, and the origin of characters are something that was highly debated in Europe in the seventeenth century. Kircher proposed that they originated from Egyptian hieroglyphs. One illustration depicts what was believed to have been earlier forms of the characters, this follows from the belief that all characters were originally pictographic in nature. The end of the second half of the book focuses on the history of China, beginning with early creation myths and going up to the present invasion by the Manchu. This was the first full account of Chinese history and drew heavily on Chinese historical sources. The engravings in Nieuhof's original Dutch edition were based on illustrations done by artists in China and contained around 150 illustrations. Ogilby had many of them copied for his English translation, although he included around a third fewer pictures. The titles of the illustrations were changed into English and the artists, such as Wenceslaus Hollar, who did the copying, added their own signatures in place of the original artists’. This was standard practice for the time. There are also around twenty-five illustrations in Ogilby's that were not included in the Dutch editions such as the Manchu lady. Some of these illustrations were sourced from the works of Athanasius Kircher.”

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      1669&1670 - Lugd. Batavorum Apud Gaasbequios BINDING: Full calf leather binding. Spine with five rised compartments. Spine title and ornaments gilded; Size: 8o (19 x 11.5 cm); Pagination: Complete (16) - 341pp - (7) + 132pp - (8); Language: Text in Latin;CONDITION: Full calf leather binding is tight and firm. Spines and boards rubbed, corners a bit bumped. Hinges a bit cracked and repaired but without no impacton binding and text block. Some yellowing and small brown spots on a few pages. Inscriptions on endpapers and initials of Ex-owner on title page. Pages/Text block complete and in a very good condition.Overall the condition to be VERY GOOD.

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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 de (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." // Plus de photos sur // // More picture on

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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. Leather Bound. Good. 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. <br> Inside front cover bears the armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Henley. As this bookplate shows the arms with a baron&#39;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.

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      London: Printed in the Year, 1669.. 31,[1]pp. Small quarto. Extracted from pamphlet volume. Tanned, with some darkening at edges, a few small chips to extreme lower forecorners, but a good copy. First edition. In part a response to Patrick&#39;s FRIENDLY DEBATE... (1668), and Parker&#39;s DISCOURSE OF ECCLESIASTICAL POLITIE (1669/70). Humfrey (1621-1719), "considered taking the Oxford oath, to which he devoted his tract A Case of Conscience (1669), [but] he does not seem to have done so. He remained a man of no party in nonconformity and sought continually to achieve the union of English protestantism and toleration for those who could not join with the Church of England"- DNB. ESTC locates eight copies in North America. ESTC R16379. McALPIN III:572. WING H3673.

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        Les memoires de feu Monsieur le duc de Guise

      A Cologne [i.e. Holland] : Chez Pierre Marteau, 1669. 1st Edition. Variously paginated. Physical description 2 v. (328; 203, [1] p.) ; 13cm. (12mo). Notes; Edited by P. Goibaud, sieur Du Bois, and published by Saint-Yon. Imprint fictitious. Willems attributes to more than one press (vol. 1 before sig.L printed by one press, following sig.L by another) and notes sphere of Abraham Wolfgang on t.p. Subject; Guise, Henri, duc de, 1614-1664 - Early works to 1800. Naples (Kingdom) - History - Revolution, 1647-1648 - Early works to 1800. Other names; Du Bois, Philippe Goibaud, sieur, 1626-1694. Sainctyon, Sieur de, [publisher.] Marteau, Pierre, fictitious printer. Wolfgang, Abraham, fl. 1658-1694, [attributed name.] Related item Referenced by: Brunet, II, 1827 (note). Referenced by: Willems, 1790. Genre False imprints (Publishing) - Netherlands - 17th century. Language; French. Provenance; From the library of Hope (Bart.) of Craighall with his bookplate; the previous signature of James Dalyrmple and the seperate bookplate of James Digges. Very good copy bound in contemporary limp vellum over bevelled boards; the title applied in ink (manuscript) to the upper spine. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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      Paris: Chez Pierre Mariette, 1669.. Copper-engraved map. Sheet size: 16 5/8 x 23 1/3 inches. In very good condition. The most important French map of North America of its generation, produced by the country&#39;s most esteemed family of cartographers. This very influential map was the official successor to Nicolas Sanson&#39;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 under the charge of his eldest son, Guillaume. The younger Sanson continued his father&#39;s partnership with the Mariette family, who were prominent Parisian printers. Guillaume was determined to publish a new, updated edition of his father&#39;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 taxonomy, and is geographically based on Nicolas Sanson&#39;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. The map proved to be highly successful, and was used as a source on numerous occasions by future mapmakers. BURDEN, MAPPING OF NORTH AMERICA 404. McCORKLE, NEW ENGLAND IN EARLY PRINTED MAPS 669.4 (1st state). McLAUGHLIN, CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND 45. WAGNER NORTHWEST COAST 399.

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        An Historical Essay Endeavoring a Probability That the Language Of the Empire of China is the Primitive Language

      London: for Nath. Brook,, 1669. Small octavo (165 × 103 mm). Later, probably 18th-century, half calf, smooth spine, green morocco label, double gilt rules, sometime rebacked with original spine laid down, corners repaired. Large folding engraved map of China (central fold reinforced on verso), title printed in red and black, with the errata leaf at end but without final blank. Contemporary ink signature of N. White on title, other ink inscriptions and notes on front free endpapers. Rubbed, some wear to board edges, a little dampstaining at foot towards end, some light browning, still a very good copy. First edition, an influential treatise proposing Chinese as the original language, and one of the earliest books in English discussing Chinese culture in any depth. The architect John Webb, a pupil of Inigo Jones, argued that Noah could be identified with the legendary king Yao; that he had withdrawn from the tribes whose languages were confounded at Babel long before that point in biblical history, and that he had built the Ark in China, landed it there, and bequeathed to China the language spoken by Adam, preserved to Webb&#39;s day in modern China as the language of the court. Webb&#39;s view of Chinese script was strongly influenced by not only Semedo, but also the Jesuit polymath and hermeticist Athanasius Kircher. Webb was also inspired by John Wilkins&#39;s recent publication on artificial language, arguing that Wilkins, whether knowingly or not, had based the idea of his artificial language on Chinese. Webb&#39;s proposed harmonisation of world history was taken seriously by many; his work was a major spur to the construction of English sinology in the later decades of the 17th century. The work precedes by almost two decades the Paris Jesuit edition of Confucius, published in 1687. The rare folding map of China, often lacking, derives from that included by Purchas in his Hakluytus Posthumus, 1625, an extract of one obtained by a Captain Saris at Bantam. Purchas reports that the original map was more than a yard square. The map is changed in several respects for publication here, including the addition of an inset of a king of China, and the crest and name of Edmund Squib at the bottom left.

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      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 with slight loss to bottom edge of map, slightly affecting image, 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. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        De Veritate Religionis Christianae. Editio Novissima

      Ex Officina Elzeviriana, 1669. Hardcover. Good. 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 â?? 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.

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      Splendida ril in marocch. rosso , tit. e ricche decoraz. in oro al dorso con nerv., taglio sup. in oro, cm 25x20, cc. 6 non numer., pp 400 (l'ultima pag. non è numer.), 23 pregev. inc. opera di Claude Derbage, sono poste all'inizio dei rispettivi capitoli (le inc. basilari sono 7 con successive riproposizioni). Grande fregio inc. al front., bei capilett., Ottimo e fresco esempl. Cioranescu 46919; Brunet III, 1624; Lipperheide Tb 12; Menessier de la Lance II, 186f.

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      London, printed for John Martyn, 1669-1670. 12 monthly issues bound together (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 lable 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". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Theatro moral de toda la philosophia de los antiguos y modernos. con el Enchiridion

      Brussels: Foppens. 1669. First printing. Full Calf. Very Good. First printing, 1669, of this great emblem book. Folio (34 cm), old full calf, [20], 207, [9], 50, [2] pp, collated complete. Ex-library copy with proper "withdrawn" stamp, label on spine, bookplates, including that of Sir Isaac Heard (1730-1822), no other library marks. Boards have been crudely reattached with cloth hinges and there is still splitting to outer joints; will need some restoration, contents clean and collated complete. Palau 358571; Praz II.169. Last auction record was 1978. Very Good.

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON-PRAYER AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS AND OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH According to the Use of the Church of England together with the Psalter or Psalms of David Pointed as they are to be Sung or Said in Churches

      London: His Majesty&#39;s Printing Office, 1669. The history of the Book of Common-Prayer begins with its first appearance in 1549 during the reign of Edward VI. Edward, son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, was England&#39;s first Monarch raised as a Protestant. The purpose of the book was to standardize the forms of service in the Church. It included many features of Chruch service, the Psalms, and instructions for the consecration of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons of the Church. The book was not without controversy and, consequently, there were a number of revisions. Indeed, it was suppressed during the reign of Mary I when Roman Catholicism was restored as the dominant religion of the country. A revised edition of the Book was published in 1662. This revised version has remained the standard text into the present century. This particular copy was printed in 1669 and its contents reflect the revised edition. The significance of this edition lies partly with changes made on behalf of Presbyterians as suggested by Richard Baxter (1615-1691). The revised Book marked the beginning of the division between Anglicans and those known at the time as &#39;Nonconformists&#39;. Another consequence was that 1,500 Ministers throughout the country, who could not accept the changes, were deprived of their positions. The addition of the Psalter or Psalms (1662 edition) marked the first appearance in the Book of Common-Prayer since the first edition in 1549. The specific features of this book are as follows: the boards are held by some awful green tape across the spine. The book cries out for a proper binding. (With that in mind, note that the internal margin is 2.5cm) That said, the text block is generally good to very good. With the following exceptions, the text is clean and free of markings. The bottom corners of two pages of &#39;The Communion&#39; are torn, eliminating several words from the last four lines of one page. Overall, there are small stains and spots of soiling but nothing of significance.. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Amerique Septentrionale

      Paris: Chez Pierre Mariette, 1669. Copper-engraved map, period hand- colouring in outline. 16 3/8 x 23 1/2 inches. 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&#39;s most esteemed family of cartographers. This very influential map was the official successor to Nicolas Sanson&#39;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&#39;s partnership with the Mariette family, who were prominent Parisian printers. Guillame was determined to publish a new, updated edition of his father&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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.

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        Les Métamorphoses d&#39;Ovide, Traduites en vers François. (3 volumes)

      Paris.: Chez Claude Barbin., 1669 Tome 1: Livres I & II (1669): Frontispiece - (14p) - 234 pages - (1p, Extrait du Privilège du Roy), inclut 1 gravure au début du Livre I et une autre au début du Livre II; Tome 2: Livres III & IV (1670): (4p) - 227 pages - (1p, Extrait du Privilège du Roy); Tome 3: Livres V & VI (1672): (4p) - 203 pages - (1p, Extrait du Privilège du Roy). De nombreux bandeaux, initiales et cul-de-lampe. La reliure rouge, avec dos à 5 nerfs, est en très bonne condition. Les tranche sont dorées, pages de garde marbrées. Les pages intérieures sont en très bonne condition, propres, solides, sans inscription et sans rousseur. SUPERBE EXEMPLAIRE COMPLET. EXTRÊMEMENT RARE. Le WorldCat ne semble indiqué aucun endroit avec les 3 tomes. Photos disponibles sur demande.

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        De Solido intra Solidum Naturaliter contento Dissertationis Prodromus

      Engraved arms of the Grand Duke of Tuscany on title, a large folding engraved plate, & a folding sheet with descriptive letterpress. Title in red & black. 1 p.l., 78 pp., 1 leaf. 4to, modern panelled calf. Florence: ex Typographia sub signo Stellae, 1669. First edition of a fundamental work for the modern sciences of geology, crystallography, and palaeontology. In this book, Steno "described the composition of the earth&#39;s crust in Tuscany and a famous diagram in his book shows six successive types of stratification: the first attempt ever made to represent geological sections. This was a sequence which he believed would be found all over the world. He explained the true origin of fossils found in the earth as being remains of once living things and he discriminated between the volcanic, chemical and mechanical modes of the origin of the rocks. He was the first clearly to recognize that the strata of the earth&#39;s crust contain the records of a chronological sequence of events from which the history of the earth can be reconstructed. He attempted to find the principles of stratigraphy...He deduced that these changes in the original position of the strata are the real causes of the unevenness of the earth&#39;s surface. This was in direct contradiction to the accepted belief that mountains had existed ever since the beginning of things or had simply grown."-Printing & the Mind of Man 151. "This work also contains the first formulated crystallography and, of the constancy of interfacial angles of crystals of quartz, a study basic to mineralogy."-Dibner, Heralds of Science, 90. A very nice copy. &#10087; Horblit 96. Sparrow, Milestones of Science, 185. .

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        De Calceo antiquo, et Jul. Nigronus de Caliga veterum. Accesserunt ex Q. Sept. Fl. Tertulliani, Cl. Salmasl, & Alb. Rubeni scriptis plurima ejusdem argumenti.

      Andreas Frisl., Amstelodami. 1669 - In 16°, m. pelle no coeva, cc.nn. 5 + pp. 345 + cc.nn. 14 di Index + 21 inc., raffiguranti vari tipi di calzature ed alcuni costumi, di cui 6 doppie. Front. fig. UNITO: NIGRONI IULI. De Caliga veterum, pp. 213 + cc.nn. 7 + 5 inc. di cui 1 doppia. Mende alla cop.

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        Alcuni opuscoli filosofici... -

      Bologna, Monti, 1669.In-4. Legatura del '900 in mezza pergamena con angoli. Stemma del Cardinale Leopoldo de' Medici inc. in rame sul frontespizio ed alcune illustrazioni inc. in legno n.t. (8), 79 pp.; poche e lievi arrossature. Assai rara edizione originale ed unica di alcuni opuscoli scientifici del più apprezzato allievo e collaboratore di Galileo, e insegnante del Torricelli e del Borelli. Il primo (pp. 1-37) si occupa di fenomeni della vista: spiega la percezione del movimento ed i motivi di molte illusioni ottiche, parla della camera oscura, l'inversione delle immagini sulla retina, la cataratta ecc. Sono anche particolarmente interessanti le Due lettere al Galileo (pp.47-79) in cui espone le sue esperienze sulla trasmissione del calore. E' sorprendente che questi notevoli testi non siano mai stati ristampati! Riccardi I, 291. Gamba 1864. DSB II, 115. Very rare first (and only) edition of a collection of essays on optics and on heat by the most distinguished student and colleague of Galileo. It is surprising that they have never been reprinted. Coat of arms on title and some woodcuts in the text. 20th century half vellum; minor light foxing.

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        Tito Livio Padovano Ouero Historia della Gente Liuia Romana & Padouana, et della Sereniss. Fameglia Sanuta Veneziana Doue si ha vera cognizione delle piu belle historie, & antichita di Roma, di Padoua, & di Venezia. Del co: Giacomo Zabarella. All'illustriss. & Eccellentiss. Sig. Mattio Sanuto Proc. Di S. Marco.

      IN PADOUA PER GIACOMO CADORIN, DETTO BOLZETTA, 1669 1669 In Padoua per Giacomo Cadorin, detto Bolzetta, 1669 In-8 (6) (2) c. (di tav. di ritratti) 80 (2) numerose incisioni nel testo (medaglie). Al frontespizio incisione (Leone di San Marco su stemma della famiglia Sanuto). Testatine e capolettera incisi. Ritratto di Giacomo Zabarella e busto di Tito Livio.Jacopo (o Giacomo) Zabarella (Padova, 5 settembre 1533 ? Padova, 15 ottobre 1589) è stato un filosofo italiano. Primogenito di un?antica e nobile famiglia, ereditò dal padre Giulio il titolo di conte palatino. Studiò all?Università di Padova, dove fu allievo di Francesco Robortello, Bernardino Tomitano e Marcantonio e? Passeri, laureandosi nel 1553. Nel 1563 ottenne la cattedra di logica nello Studio padovano, succedendo al Tomitano e, successivamente, nel 1568, quella di filosofia naturale, che tenne fino alla morte. Declinò l?invito del re Stefano Báthory di insegnare in Polonia, ma gli dedicò il suo scritto più importante, l? Opera logica, stampata a Venezia nel 1578. Nel 1580 furono pubblicate a Padova le sue Tabulae logicae, e nel 1582, a Venezia, il suo commento agli Analitici II di Aristotele. In risposta alle critiche mosse alla sua Opera logica dai suoi colleghi d?Università, Francesco Piccolomini e Bernardino Petrella, pubblicò a Padova, nel 1584, la De doctrinae ordine apologia. Nel 1586 e nel 1590 apparvero rispettivamente le sue due ultime opere, la De naturalis scientiae constitutione e i De rebus naturalibus; ancora postumi comparvero i suoi commenti incompiuti alla Fisica e al De anima di Aristotele.

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        Horologi elementari divisi in quattro parti. Nella prima parte fatti con l'Acqua. Nella seconda con la Terra. Nella terza con l'Aria. Nella quarta col Fuoco. Alcuni muti & alcuni col suono. Tutti facili e molto commodi.-

      Venezia, Tramontino, 1669.4to. Contemp. vellum, recased. Woodcut of a clock on title, and 16 full-page engraved text illustrations. 155, (5) pp.; one leaf with a small dampstain, one quire slightly browned, and early owner's inscription on title; a good copy. First edition of a work which is considered, together with the one by Capriglia, the best on clocks in 17th century Italy. Martinelli describes four types of clocks which work either by water, sand, air or heat, and the treatise is also noteworthy for the good illustrations. Vinciana, Aut. Ital. del '600, 1668. Tardy 171. Baillie, Clocks & Watches, pp. 76-79: «A horological classic». Riccardi II, 124: «Raro libro». Prima edizione di una delle migliori opere italiane del '600 sugli orologi meccanici. Con 16 tavole n.t. inc. in rame. Lieve alone su un foglio, poche carte arrossate e antichi nomi sul frontespizio; buon esemplare rilegato in pergamena coeva ricucita.

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        Tractatus de Officio Sanctissimae Inquisitionis, et modo procedendi in causis fidei, in tres partes diuisus. ...His accesserunt quindecim quaest. ad inquisitores D. Guidonis Fulcodij,..Hac nouissima Editione addita fuit Praxis Inquisitorum Francisci Pegna.

      Lugduni, sumptibus Laurentij Anisson, 1669. 1669 In -folio, pp (28), 501, (65, manca l'ultima bianca). Segn.: *4 e6 i4 A-2Z6 3A8. - Ultima c. bianca. Leg. dell'epoca piena pergamena floscia con laccetti. Titolo calligrafato sul dorso. Front. stampato in rosso e nero con marca tipografica incisa (giglio in cornice figurata). Capilettera e fregi xil. nel testo. Margine alto del frontespizio rifilato, carte di guardia sostituite. Importante e raro manuale inquisitoriale di Cesare Carena, giureconsulto, teologo e alto funzionario del Santo Uffizio a Cremona, in quegli anni sotto la giurisdizione spagnola. L'opera è divisa in tre parti, la prima riguarda la potestà del Pontefice Romano, e descrive l'istituto della Santa inquisizione romana e spagnola, i suoi ministri e la loro elezione. La seconda tratta delle Eresie e di tutti i reati spettanti al Tribunale della Santa Inquisizione. La terza parte riguarda la teoria e la pratica criminale relativa al Sacrosanto Tribunale. Segue il trattato "Quaestionem quindecim ad Inquisitores" del Card. Guido Fulcodio (che divenne Papa Clemente IV), Una "Praxis Inquisitorum" del teologo Francesco Pegna ed un trattato finale sulle streghe e i loro malefici " Annotationes ad modo procedendi in causis Strigum, & Maleficorum dello stesso Cesare Carena.

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        Hortus Regius Blesensis auctus, cum notulis durationis & charactismis plantarum tam additarum, quam non scriptarum; item plantarum in eodem horto Regio Blesensi aucto contentarum, nemini hucusque scriptarum, brevis & succincta delineatio... [with] Hallucinationes Caspari Bauhini in Pinace, tam in digerendis, quam denominandis plantis: item Animadversiones, in tres tomos, universalis Historiae, Plantarum; Johannes Bauhini...

      London, typis Tho. Roycroft, 1669. 2 parts (bound in one). 8vo (272 x 115mm). pp. (24), 1-347, (11), 351-499, (5). Contemporary blind boards, spine with old lettering. First edition and the first work published by this famous Scottish botanist. The first part is a catalogue of plants growing in the Duc d'Orleans' botanical garden at Blois. "He was, among other things, the superintendent of the gardens at Blois for the Duc d'Orleans, and became the first Professor of Botany at Oxford in 1669. Later he was employed by Charles II of England to help with the laying out of St.James Park, and held the titles of Royal Physician and Royal Botanist" (Hunt 313). The catalogue consists of an alphabetical list of the Royal garden at Blois and was for a large part compiled by Abel Brunyer, Morison's colleague. The botanical garden created by Gaston d'Orléans at Blois was the most important French botanical garden in the 17th century. Nicolas Robert and Daniel Rabel were commissioned by the Duc d'Orleans to paint its plants. These were the first 'vélins' of the great 'Collections des vélins', now in the Paris Natural History Museum. The second part, 'Hallucinationes', is a list of mistakes made by Gaspard Bauhin in his 'Pinax' 1623, with Morison's corrections, followed by critisism ('Animadversiones') of Jean Bauhin's 'Historia plantarum universalis' (1650, 1651). "The 'Praeludia' concludes with a dialogue between the author, as Botanographus Regius, and a Fellow of the Royal Society, on the classification of plants. Morison alludes in this dialogue, in a very critical manner, to a recently published method of classification. No author's name is mentioned, but the method critized had appeared in a chapter giving tables of plants, contributed by John Ray to Dr. John Wilkins's 'Essay towards a real character, and a philosophical language'(1668). Henrey 258; Hunt 313; Stafleu & Cowan 6332.

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        Les merveilles des Indes orientales ov Nouueau Traitté des Pierres precieuses & Perles, contenant leur vraye nature, dureté, couleurs & vertus: Chacune placée selon son ordre & degré, suivant la cognoissance des Marchands Orfévres, Le tiltre de l'Or & de l'Argent, Auec augmentation à plusieurs Chapitres, Les Raisons contre les chercheurs de la Pierre Philosophale & souffleurs d'Alquemie, Et de deux autres Chapitres du prix des Diamans, & des Perles.

      Paris, C. Lambin, 1669. 4to. (22 x 16cm). pp. (8), 152, with 1 engraved portrait. Contemporary calf, covers with large floral gilt centrepiece within broad gilt borders, richly floral gilt spine with 5 raised bands and gilt lettering (corners slightly rubbed). Sinkankas 593; Duveen 71. Second, enlarged edition (the first appeared in 1661) of this rare work on precious stones and pearls found in the East- and West-Indies, written by a 'Marchand Orphevre' in Paris. Both editions are dedicated to 'à Mademoiselle' (i.e. Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans) with her engraved portrait, which is more delicately executed (by N. Larnessin) in the above edition. Moreover the second edition is more interesting and wanted because of the additional chapters: Du prix des Diamans, Du prix des Perles, Contre les chercheurs de la pierre philosophale & souffleurs d'Arquemie, Raisons contre les cherchevrs de la Pierre Philosophale & souffleurs d'Alquemie. Et ne sera pas mal à propos de parler de Nicolas Flamel sur ce sujet. A large chapter is devoted to pearls and pearl fishing. The Persian Gulf is given as one of the main locations of pearl fishing 'Dans le Golfe Persique, principalement aux environs de l'Isle d'Ormus' (pages 65-90). Several locations are mentioned in the Gulf. "Very early, and important treatise on gemstones, gold & silver, but with by far more space devoted to gemstones. The first chapter attempts to reconcile differing views of various writers, as cited by Berquem, on the origin of gemstones and precious metals, with following chapters taking up the principal gemstones, and some minor ones, as diamond, sapphire, topaz, ruby, spinel, emerald, amethyst, aquamarine, hyacinth, opal, chrysolite, iris, vermeille, garnets, carnelian, turquoise, quartz varieties, pearl, coral and amber, and lastly, a chapter on gold and silver. ... In tems of substance, this edition (the second and here offered one) is considerably superior to the first; both are rare" (Sinkankas 592 & 593). A good copy in a fine contemporary binding.

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        Tractatus de Corde item de motu et colore sanguinis et chyli in eum transitu.

      Elzevier, 1669. Small 8vo. Contemporary full vellum. Old bookplate removed from inside of front board. Slight discolouration around "item" on title-page. A bit of brownspotting throughout. Last text leaf with small holes to outer margin, far from affecting text. All in all a very nice copy. (16), 232 pp + 7 engraved plates, the last of which with a neat reinforcement to folding.. The rare second edition, printed merely a few months after the first (London, 1669), of Lower's groundbreaking main work, which immediately changed that the way the role of the heart and the lungs were perceived in the human body. The work is considered a milestone of medical history, as it provides one of the earliest accounts of blood transfusion, it established air as a necessity for life, and it was the first to demonstrate the scroll-like structure of the heart. The work is groundbreaking in giving the most accurate description of the structure of the heart to date, in exploring the structure and function of the veins and arteries, and in elucidating the mechanism of respiration. "It had been known since antiquity that venous and arterial blood differed in colour; Lower showed that this difference was caused purely by the admixture of air as the blood from the right side of the hear flowed through the lungs. He even showed that venous blood could be made to resemble arterial bllod by shaking a sample in air. He concluded that the change in colour was caused by the blood's absorption of air, which explained why air is necessary to life." (PMM 149). The present work furthermore contains a very interesting account of the earliest attempts at blood transfusion. An account that came to be highly influential in that the experiment was imitated in both France, Italy, and Austria. "The favorable reception proved enduring, and for many years Lower's "Tractatus de Corde" continued to be cited as an important and authoritative work, clearly in the high Herveian tradition of "anatomical experiment." In the next century, too, Lower continued to receive credit. His accomplishments were enthusiastically acknowledged by Senac in his "Traité de la Structure de Coeur" (Paris, 1749) and by the influential Boerhaave. The "De Corde" itself was published in a Leiden edition as late as 1749. (D.S.B. VIII:526). "Lower was an ardent supporter of Harvey, and this classic treatise is the first important work on cardiac physiology to appear after the work of Harvey. In this book, Lower first described many finer structures of the heart, including the scroll-like nature of the musculature. He discussed the physiology and mechanism of the heart and of respiration, described his experiments on transfusion, and gave an accurate description of tricuspid valve endocarditis. His chief contributions included his concept of the heart's musculature, his explanation of the muscular nature of the heartbeat, and his proof that the dark venous blood becomes bright red on passing through the lungs by virtue of being brought into contact with air in the lungs. This Amsterdam edition appeared the same year as the London edition, which is usually considered to be the first." (Heirs of Hippocrates). "Lower was the first to demonstrate the scroll-like structure of the cardiac muscle. He was one of the first to transfuse blood. Chapter III of the above work records how Lower injected dark venous blood into the insufflated lungs; he concluded that its subsequent bright red colour was due to its absorption of some of the air passing through the lungs." (G&M: 761).Garrion & Morton No. 761 (1st.Ed.); Printing and the Mind of Man 149 (1st. Ed.); Heirs of Hippocrates: 582; Cushing L372; Osler 3277; Russel 541; Waller 6047; Lilly Library, Notable Medical Books, p. 87; Fulton, Lower 6; Willems 1412; Wellcome III, 552

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        Les Essais de Michel de Montaigne. Nouvelle éditon, Enrichie et augmentée aux marges du nom des Autheurs qui sont citez, avec les versions des passages Grecs, Latins, et Italiens, in 3 voll.

      chez Rondet, Journel et Chevillion 1669 in 12° (cm 14x8), 1° vol. pp. 2 b., front., 2 b., 66 nn. contenenti la dedica, la prefaz., la vita dell'A. e l'indice dei capitoli, 556, 24 di indice dei nomi, 2 b.; 2° vol. pp. 2 b., 2, 847, 31 di indice dei nomi, 4 b.; 3° vol. pp. 4 b., 4 nn., 610, 34 di indice dei nomi, 2 b. Leg. coeva p/pelle marmor., tit. e fregi in oro al ds., tagli e sguardie marmor., front. con ritratto dell'A. inciso da Matheus, alcuni fregi tip. "L'edit. de Paris, Laur. Rondet, Christ. Journel et Rob. Chevillon, 1669, 3 vol. in 12°, est une jolie reimpression de celle qu'a donnée Journel en 1659, et elle est aussi moins incorrecte que celle de Foppens?" (Brunet, III 1838); manca il front. del 2° vol., e quello del 3° è lievemente danneggiato al margine, lievi abrasioni alle leg., per il resto buon esemplare fresco. Raro. 282/23

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      LONDRA (ma Lyone o Ginevra), TOMASO BYET, 1669Esemplare in buone condizioni Elegante legatura settecentesca in piena pelle rossa ITALIANO Elegante legatura settecentesca in piena pelle rossa con triplice filetto e roselline cantonali in oro ai piatti, titolo in oro su tassello verde e fregi floreali in oro agli scomparti del dorso, tagli dorati, dentelle interne dorate, sguardie marmorizzate. Al contropiatto anteriore ex-libris in pelle con Ex Museo Caroli Nodier, in oro. Frontespizio, 6 pagine non numerate;" 272-176 pagine numerate (la prima numerazione parte  da pagina 3, secondo Melzi mancherebbe un occhiello ma potrebbe essere un errore di numerazione). L'autore fu un celebre libellista italiano, cattolico convertito al protestantesimo che Curzio Malaparte ebbe a definire ""il più grande pamphlétaire italiano"". Il volume è costituito da due opere di cui la prima in due parti:  da pagina 9 a 108 per il Puttanismo Romano"; da pagina 109 a 272 per il Dialogo tra Pasquino e Morforio; seguono 176 pagine per Il Nuovo Parlatorio delle Monache. La prima e la seconda parte, Il Puttanismo Romano e il Dialogo, vennero pubblicate in forma anonima nel 1688. Nel Puttanismo,  attraverso la narrazione di dialoghi pruriginosi avvenuti  in un confessionale  si esprime una satira violentemente anticlericale,  attaccando la dissolutezza dei costumi della corte papale e del clero;" nell'opera si narra che le cortigiane romane per contrastare la sodomia dilagante organizzino un Conclave per la successione di Papa Alessandro VI, passando al loro  particolare vaglio i cardinali del tempo. Nel Dialogo, si tratta del medesimo argomento ma attaccando altri argomenti altrettanto gravi, quali il nepotismo, l'infallibilità del Papa e l'Inquisizione. Nella seconda opera, Il Parlatorio,  pubblicata in prima edizione nel 1650,  Leti attacca gli ordini monastici femminili, la narrazione è divisa in 9  ""finestre"", 5 in più della prima edizione, dialoghi avvenuti appunto dalle finestre di un convento veneziano, tra i dialoghi particolarmente audci, quello dove si narra di una certa suor Clementia che affida a donna Agata l&rsquo";incarico di commissionare a un vetraio degli &ldquo;strumenti di vetro così forte, che non possano più ricevere danno dall&rsquo;acqua calda&rdquo; e soprattutto che non si rompano durante l&rsquo;uso sessuale che ne avrebbero fatto. Esemplare in buone condizioni, sporadiche fioriture o arrossatture alle carte.

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        de Viscerum Structura Exercitatio Anatomica; [bound with] Epistolae Anatomicae Virorum Clarissimorum

      G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Upper edge of front board stained dark brown. Latin inscription to fep ( recto and verso) and stamp to title page. Minor ink marking to text First Edition Vellum hardback cover 167pp, 260pp :: Five folding engraved plates :: 140mm x 90mm (6" x 4") :: Includes 'Exercitatio Epistolica de Lingua; Dissertatio' and 'Epistolica Responsoria de Cerebro'

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

      Lyons: Jacques Muguet, 1669., 1669. 4to. pp. 4 p.l., [4], 399, [1]. with the 2 cancels C2-3 included in the preliminaries. engraved printer&#39;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&#39;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. &#34;Ménestrier&#39;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.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good.

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        (author & resp.) || PUFENDORF, Samuel (pres.) Dissertatio academica de fide.

      Diss. Lund, Viti Haberegger, (1669). 4:o. (20) s. Tagen ur band. Fint exemplar. Med samtida bläckanteckning på titelsidan. Lidén s. 128. Pufendorfs andra ventilerade avhandling i Lund, av totalt 8 stycken. Samtliga dissertationer under Pufendorfs presidium är ovanliga. Respondenten är dock mest känd som författare till "Den blomstertid nu kommer"

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        Il Chirurgo... Con il ministro del medico, opera dell' istesso autore. Di nuovo ristampato con le figure di rame. Aggiontoui un breve, & utile discorso di chirurgia di Pietro di Piazza.

      3 parts in 1 volume, 4to (in 8s), pp. (viii), 168; (iv), 59; 80. With 5 full-page and 6 half-page engravings in part 2. Separate title-page to each part. Small repair to wormhole in lower blank corner of title, small holes in following 3 leaves, small (1 cm.) hole in d8 affecting a woodcut tailpiece, paper a little browned (as in other copies) except for a few gatherings, but otherwise in very good condition. Contemporary mottled sheep, spine gilt, very neat repair to foot of spine and corners, later bookplate.

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        Prophetia Ezechielis, cum Commentario; Prophetia et Threni Jeremiae, cum Commentario. 2 vols. in one. [RARE]

      Ex Officina Johannis a Someren Bibliopolae. Amsterdam: Ex Officina Johannis à Someren, Bibliopolae., 1669. First edition. Hardcover. vg. Small folio. [8],415, [9], [4], 319, [7]pp. Half leather over marbled paper covered board, with gold lettering on spine. Raised bands. Blind-tooled borders along joints and raised bands. Engraved frontispiece. Woodcut vignettes on title-pages. Titles in red and black lettering. Decorative head-, and tailpieces. Decorative initials. 11 (of 19) copper engraved architectural plates on mostly folding sheets. Rare and fascinating works bound together. In his commentaries, Cocceio tries to formulate a dogmatic biblical aspect closer to faith than to theological speculation. To speak of the relationship between God and humanity, Cocceio uses more readily the concept of Covenant, thus interpreting the relationship between God and creation in a dynamic way. Cocceio defines the pact as "nothing but a divine declaration on the method of perceiving the love of God and obtain union and communion with him". Although it has been established on the initiative of God, the pact requires the response of man. As in previous development of covenant theology, Cocceio draws a distinction between the covenant of works and covenant of grace. The climax of the series of pacts gives a strong character in his eschatological system. His historical interpretation of the Old Testament leads, among other things, to deny that the commandment to observe the Sabbath is stipulated in the earthly paradise. These and other ideas, lead to disputes which continued until after his death. His followers later combined his theological system with the Cartesian philosophy, the so-called "Cocceio-Cartesian school". Cocceio's commentaries on various books of the 'Old Testament and his Hebrew Lexicon (1669), have been widely used in Reformed circles until the nineteenth century. Cocceio had a significant influence on Franz Burmann (1628 - 1679) and Herman Witsius (1636 - 1708). Cocceio died of plague in 1669. Modern binding in excellent condition. Tiny scratch on title-label on spine. Minor and sporadic browning throughout. Slight creasing on outer margin of plates. Out of the 19 original plates representing the Temple, 8 are missing (III, V, VII, VIII, XII, XIV, XVI, XVIII). One plate is detached but present. Text in Latin. Binding in overall near fine, interior in very good condition.

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        Paskaert Van de Zeeusche en Vlaemsche Kusten, tonende alle drooghten, diepten, en ondiepten, tusschen't eylandt Schouwen en de Hoofden

      1669. unbound. very good. Sea chart (diptych). Uncolored copperplate engraving. Each image measures 17" x 18.5". This beautiful diptych sea chart features the entire coast of Belgium with small parts of France, England, and the Netherlands. It shows the region from Calais to Nord Beveland and covers the major cities of Dunkerque and Bruges. The map includes depths, sand banks, rhumb lines, two compass roses, five decorative ships, and two coats of arms. An ornate title cartouche contains the scale and is surrounded by a triumphant merman and mermaids holding navigational and cartographic tools. This map was updated from Dirck Davidszoon's original map and published in Goos' "De Zee-Atlas Ofte Water-Weereld." It remains in its original uncolored state, which allows Goos' intricate line work to shine. It remains in its original uncolored state, which allows the map's intricate line work to shine. Minor overall toning with light offsetting. A few small tears to edges. Full original margins. Pieter Goos (1616-1675) was a Dutch cartographer, engraver, publisher, printer, and print-seller based in Amsterdam. He belonged to a noted family of cartographers, headed by his father Abraham, who prepared plates for many maps published in the important atlases of the time. His pilot guide, the "Zee-Spiegel," provided some of the first charts of newly explored regions in the West Indies and Western Africa, and his "Zee-Atlas" is considered one of the best sea atlases of its time. This map is a fine example of Goos' high quality, visually appealing sea charts.

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        Il tabacco

      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.

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        Kununga ok höfdinga styrilse hoc est regum principumque institutio ab incerto auctore gentis sueticæ ante sæcula nonnulla patrio sermone conscripta.

      Quam ex mandato illustrissimi regni cancellarii comitis Magni Gabr. De-la Gardie &c. &c. In sermonem latinum vertit, notisq´; necessariis illustravit Joannes Schefferus argentoratentis. Sthlm, N. Wankivius, 1669. Folio. Grav. front,(12),234,(1) s. Samtida ngt nött pergamentbd. Pärmarna ngt solkiga och med några fläckar. Inlagan med spridda lager- och småfläckar samt några små fuktränder. Liten reva i övre yttre hörnet på s. 141. Spår av lack på främre pärmens insida. Bra ex. med Carl Törnskiöldhs namnteckning på titelbladet och Jonas Berggrens namnteckning daterad 1796 på försättsbladet. Ett extra dedikationsblad med en dikt av Heinsius till Karl XI saknas.. Collijn 462. Utgiven av Johannes Schefferus. Texten utgavs första gången av Bureus 1634 och trycktes om 1650. Frontespisen graverades av Dionysius Padtbrugge efter förlaga av David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl, och föreligger här i varianten utan ramverk. Den föreställer den unge Karl XI styrande Sveriges skepp. Det manuskript Bureus använt för sin utgåva var inte längre tillgängligt, och Schefferus fick utgå från den tryckta texten till denna utgåva med latinsk parallelltext, dock inte utan att införa ett flertal förbättringar. Arbetet är en uppfostringslära för en ung kung skriven under svensk medeltid. Den kan vara författad för Magnus Eriksson ca 1330. Författaren är okänd, men troligen är verket en bearbetning av den italienske teologen och författaren Colonnas "De regimine principum" som var avsedd för Filip den sköne av Frankrike. Även om texten bygger på utländska förlagor är den både språkligt och innehållsmässigt en mycket lyckad och självständigt hållen bearbetning. Utgåvan utfördes på uppdrag av Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie som också bekostade tryckningen

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      London: Printed in the Year 1669. London: Printed in the Year, 1669.. 31,[1]pp. Small quarto. Extracted from pamphlet volume. Tanned, with some darkening at edges, a few small chips to extreme lower forecorners, but a good copy. First edition. In part a response to Patrick's FRIENDLY DEBATE... (1668), and Parker's DISCOURSE OF ECCLESIASTICAL POLITIE (1669/70). Humfrey (1621-1719), "considered taking the Oxford oath, to which he devoted his tract A Case of Conscience (1669), [but] he does not seem to have done so. He remained a man of no party in nonconformity and sought continually to achieve the union of English protestantism and toleration for those who could not join with the Church of England"- DNB. ESTC locates eight copies in North America. ESTC R16379. McALPIN III:572. WING H3673.

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        Hoc est regum principiumque institutio ab incerto auctore gentis sueticæ ante sæcula nonulla patrio sermone conscripta.

      Quam ex mandato illustrissimi regni cancellarii comitis Magni Gabr. De-la Gardie &c. &c. In sermones latinum vertit, notisq; necessariis illustravit Joannes Schefferus Argentoratensis. Stockholm, Nicolaus Wankivius, 1669. Folio. Grav. front.,+ (14),+ 234,+ (1) s. Enstaka småfläckar och fuktrand på sista bladet. Den graverade frontespisen är tagen från annat exemplar och löst bilagd, och något smutsig i kanten. Hfrbd från början av 1800-talet med guldornerad och blindpräglad rygg. Svensk-latinsk parallelltext. Collijn sp. 462. Schück III. s. 239 ff. Kopparsticket av Dionysius Padt-Brügge efter David Klöcker. Andra utgåvan av Hövdinga- och Konungastyrelsen. Bureus gav ut den medeltida texten redan 1634 med ett nytryck 1650. Manuskriptet, som Bureus använt som förlaga ägdes av Johan Skytte, vars arvingar dock brände upp det tillsammans med annan kvarlåtenskap. Schefferus kunde därför inte för denna nyutgåva, vad gäller grundtexten, göra annat än trycka av Bureus text, lägga till sin egen latinska översättning och förse den med lärda kommentarer. Syftet med utgivningen var dels att presentera konungastyrelsen för den utländska lärda världen och dels att vederlägga tvivlen på dess äkthet, vilka båda syften Schefferus uppnådde. Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie, som bekostade tryckningen, dedicerade boken, såsom varande en frukt av det nyinrättade Antikvitetskollegiets verksamhet, till Karl XI

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        Titi Petronii Arbitri eqvitis romani satyricon, cum nuper tragurii reperto.

      Accedunt diversorum poëtarum lusus in Priapum, pervigilium veneris, Ausonii cento nuptialis, cupido crucifixus, epistolæ de Cleopatra, & alia nonulla. Omnia commentariis, & notis doctorum virorum illustrata. Concinnante Michaele Hadrianide. Amsterdam, Ioannis Blaeu, 1669. 8vo. Engr. extra title,+ (34),+ 558,+ (42) pp. Two engravings in text. Some spotting. 18th-century full calf, spine richly gilt with red morocco label, boards with gilt frames, blue marbled edges, slight crack in front joint. Exlibris. Fine copy. Schweiger II, p. 723. Graesse V, 238-9. Dibdin II, p. 276: "Dr Harwood says that the Amsterdam edition of 1669 is one of the most beautiful and correct of the octavo Variorum classics. Antonius paticularly commends the edition of 1669 for its elegance and correctness." The fine engraved title by Rom. de Hooghe. The second part printed in 1670, with "Fragmentum...", is not present here

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        Kununga ok höfdinga styrilse hoc est regum principumque institutio ab incerto auctore gentis sueticæ ante sæcula nonnulla patrio sermone conscripta.

      Quam ex mandato illustrissimi regni cancellarii comitis Magni Gabr. De-la Gardie &c. &c. In sermonem latinum vertit, notisq'; necessariis illustravit Joannes Schefferus argentoratentis. Sthlm, N. Wankivius, 1669. Folio. Grav. front,(14),234,(1) s. Samtida marmorerat skinnbd med upphöjda bind, delvis oxiderad rik ryggdekor och stänkta snitt. Minimala maskhål upptill i bakre falsen och pärmarna med en del ytliga maskangrepp, framförallt den främre. Gamla bläcknumreringar och en överstruken namnteckning på insidan av främre pärmen. Några smårevor i övre marginalen på s. 1. Enstaka obetydliga lager- och småfläckar. Bra ex. från Biby.. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi 1600-talet 462. Exemplar med den ovanliga extra hyllningsdikten av N. Heinsius. Frontespisen graverades av Dionysius Padt Brugge efter förlaga av David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl. Den föreställer den unga Karl XI styrande skeppet Sverige. Texten utgavs första gången av J. T. Bureus 1634 och trycktes om 1650. Det manuskript Bureus använt för sin utgåva var inte längre tillgängligt, och Schefferus fick utgå ifrån den tryckta texten till Bureus utgåva och förse den med latinsk parallelltext, dock inte utan att införa ett flertal förbättringar. Arbetet är en uppfostringslära för en ung kung skriven under svensk medeltid. Det kan vara författad för Magnus Eriksson ca 1330. Författaren är okänd, men troligen är verket en bearbetning av den italienska teologen och författaren Colonnas "De regimine principum" som var avsedd för Filip den sköne av Frankrike. Även om texten bygger på utländska förlagor är den både språkligt och innehållsmässigt en mycket lyckad och självständigt hållen bearbetning. Manuskriptet kom i Bureus händer via Johan Skytte och det stammar sannolikt ursprungligen från Vadstena kloster. Bureus hade redan 1624 arbetet färdigt för utgivning och Gustav II Adolf hade tankar på att anbefalla det för skolbruk. Det manuskript som Bureus använde sig av är i dag försvunnet och i äldre tid ifrågasattes arbetets äkthet. I och med fyndet av det s.k. "Vadstenafragmentet" i Helsingfors senatsarkiv 1867 har dock verkets äkthet bestyrkts. Schefferus edition utfördes på uppdrag av Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie som också bekostade tryckningen

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        Theologia Moralis, in Quinque Libros distributa, Editio Sexta

      Joannis Arnoldi Cholini 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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