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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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        "La perfettione del cavallo, libri tre...All'illustriss. et eccellentiss. principe il signor D. Gio. Battista Borghese"

      Roma: Michele Hercole. 1669. "Small 4to, pp. [12], 223, [1]; woodcut printer's device, intials, head- and tail-pieces, and illustrations throughout; wood-engraved folding plate; contemporary mottled sheep with the arms of Ioannes Iosephus Comes de Wildenstein stamped in silver on both boards, 18th-century manuscript (cancelled) paper label to spine head, all edges speckled red; minor scuffing, small 20th-century bookplate to front pastedown, else very good and sound. A treatise on equestrian care and maladies first published in 1639.& & Graesse IV, p. 198."

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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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        Varia Observata Anatomica.

      Hactenus inedita. Edente Theodoro Wynants, Medico Amstelodamensi Ordin. Amstelodami: Jadc. Konynenberg 1669. With copperengraved frontispiece. 72 pp.Bound with:WILLIS, THO.: Affectionum Quæ dicuntur Hystericæ et Hypochondriacæ. Pathologia spasmodica vindicata, 1. De sanguinis accensione. 2. De motu musculari. Lugd. Batav.: Apud Cornel. Driehuysen, Felicem Lopez, 1671. (6) + 172 pp. Bound with 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.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: Hystericæ et Hypochondriacæ was first published 1670 in 4to size and contained 2 folded plates

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        England's Treasure by Forraign Trade

      London: Printed by J. Flesher for Robert Horne,, 1669. Or, The Ballance of our Forraign Trade is the Rule of our Treasure. Octavo (162 x 102 mm). Contemporary sheep, rebacked. The volume has been rebacked for a second time, preserving the spine of an early 20th-century rebacking, two corners repaired, two corners worn, new endpapers Second edition, John Locke's copy of Mun's masterpiece of mercantile literature, with his ownership inscription to the front pastedown and his usual markings to the date on the title and to the page number on the final leaf, without his price code to page 11. "For those who want to read a single example of mercantilist writing, it is difficult to better Thomas Mun's England's Treasure by Forraign Trade, completed in 1628 and published posthumously in 1664. Adam Smith at any rate regarded it as perfectly representative of a vast body of similar literature: 'The title of Mun's book,' he said, 'became a fundamental maxim in the political economy, not of England only, but of all other commercial countries'" (Blaug).

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        An historical essay endeavouring a probability that the language of the empire of China is the primitive language

      London: for Nath. Brook. 1669. "First edition, first issue (the book was reissued in 1678 under a different title and without the map) of the first book on the Chinese language published in the West, and the first separate book on China by an Englishman. & & Small 8vo, p. [8], 212, [1] (errata), engraved folding map (usually lacking); title-p. printed in red and black; full contemporary sheep neatly rebacked, old spine and label neatly laid down; two or three minor worm holes and short tears to the margins, otherwise a very good, sound copy or better, with the engraved map in a fine state; with the bookplate of Royal Society founder, Hans Sloane. & & Notes Harbsmeier, ""Webb's contribution to Sinology is so important because he summarized what could be gleaned on the Chinese language from the published Western literature, and because he was the first to make a systematic book-length attempt to define the place of Chinese among the languages of the world. His originality was limited to constructing out of these reports a case that Chinese was the original language of mankind before the building of the tower of Babel."" & & Webb (1611-72) was an architect of note and a student of Inigo Jones, and later the executor of his will. There appears to be little biographical information about Webb, and what little there is gives no hint of his philological studies. His thesis that the Chinese language is that from which all others emanate is grounded in his biblical studies. From his Preface: [It is not] my purpose... to insist on vulgar traditions, or licentious etymologies of words ... but fix my basis upon sacred truth, and credible history. Scripture teacheth, that the whole earth was of one language until the conspiracy at Babel; history informs that China was peopled, whilst the earth was so of one language..."" Wing W1202; Alston III, 781; Lust 1005; Cordier, Sinica, 1577; Lowendahl, 142."

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        La perfettione del cavallo. Libri tre.

      Michele Hercole 1669 - Rome, Michele Hercole, 1669. In 4 de 10 ff. n. ch. -227pp. (mal numérotées 224), reliure en plein parchemin souple de l'époque, avec une restauration au dos ainsi qu'une autre à la marge intérieure du deuxième plat, titre manuscrit à l'encre noire sur la tête du dos, salissures sur les plats et sur le dos, sans gravité, titre manuscrit à l'encre noire sur la tranche inférieure, comme souvent, est manquante la planche des infirmités du cheval, mais bien complet des nombreuses xilographies des mors de chevaux aux armes des célèbres familles italiennes, rousseurs éparses, quelques mots manuscrits à l'encre noire largement passée dans la marge externe d'un feuillet où se trouvent des blasons, sans gravité, pages de garde récentes, belles gravures à la page de titre et une autre différente à la dernière page, bel exemplaire. Ouvrage important et rare d’hippologie contenant 363 mors de chevaux avec les armoiries des principales familles de rois, cardinaux, princes et éleveurs italiens: Borghese, Farnese, Di Sangro, di Sansevero, d'Avalos, Pignatelli, Strozzi, Caracciolo, Sanseverino, Barberino, Savoia, et tant d'autres. La première édition de cet ouvrage fut éditée en 1639 et comptait un peu plus de 150 xilographies. L'auteur (circa1640-1706) publia également un livre concernant l'économie et la gestion de la maison par des professionnels: ''Il perfetto maestro di casa." (1668). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Il tabacco

      per Filippo Maria Mancini 1669 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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        THE QUESTION OF WITCHCRAFT DEBATED; Or a Discourse against their Opinion that affirm Witches

      FIRST EDITION 1669, no printer named, small 8vo, approximately 142 x 90 mm, 5 5/8 x 3 5/8 inches, pages: (6 of 8), 1-128, lacking initial blank, pages 81-128 contain "Philopseudeis [Greek characters] Lovers of Lies: a Dialogue made by the famous Lucian", bound in early sheep, blind ruled border, rebacked to style with blind rules, no lettering or label.  A few small scrapes and marks to covers, armorial booklate of Edmund Lechmere on front pastedown (Christus pelicano), early Lechmere signatures on original front endpaper, which is slightly soiled, some pages slightly trimmed at top edge, tiny hole in 1 page, loss of 1 letter only, occasional faint age-browning, pastedown and endpapers replaced, old ink inscription to first pastedown.  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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        [A Sammelband of Six Seventeenth-Century Works Relating to Scottish Rule]

      [CHARLES II], His Maesties Letter to His Parliament in Scotland, Assembled October 19 1669. Together with the speech of His Grace the Earl of Lauderdaill, his Majesties High-Commissioner... [London], Printed by Tho. Newcomb, 1669. [2], 2, 9-12, [2], 3-6pp, [1] - complete but with C1-C2 bound before A1. Some shaving to pagination. Wing C3104. [PARLIAMENT], The Acts and Orders of the Meeting of the Estates of the Kingdom of Scotland, Holden and Begun at Edinburgh, the 14th Day of March 1689... Edinburgh. Printed By The Heir of Andrew Anderson, 1690. Four parts in one. [2], 51, [5], 4, [4], 6, 5-90, [4], 7pp, [3]. Some shaving and loss to page numbers, running titles, part titles and first line of text to leaf E2r, small paper flaw to R touching text but without loss of sense. Small printed correction pasted to (rather shaved) title of final part, changing 1689 to 1690. Wing S1161. [J.S.] Scotch Politicks: In a Letter to a Friend. London. Printed for Richard Janeway, 1682. [2], 10pp. Contemporary ink noting purchase in London (in a Scottish hand), to head of title. Later inscriptions to foot scored through in ink and shaved. Wing S85. [OLD PRETENDER]. At the Council-Chamber in Whitehall, Monday the 22 of October. 1688. [Edinburgh. Printed by the Heir of Andrew Anderson, 1688]. [2], 16pp. Preliminary leaf with authorisation of printing in Edinburgh, dated November 9, 1688. Sometime folded, with some consequent slight loss to license leaf and A1, creasing to remaining leaves. Some soiling. Wing E821C. ESTC locates copies at only NLS and Yale [PRYNNE, William. A Breviate of the Life, of William Laud Archbishop of Canterbury... London. Printed by F.L. for Michaell Sparke Senior, 1644. [8], 35pp, [1]. With engraved frontispiece depicting Laud's trial. Contemporary ink note to head and ink inscription to base of title in the same hand as the third item. Soiled and shaved, with some loss to fore-edge and base of title, including most of the borders and some letters of text, some sidenotes, registers, running titles and final lines of text to leaf D1, D4-5. Two small burn marks to D1. Wing P3904A. [WILLIAM OF ORANGE]. Some Reflections upon his Highness the Prince of Orange's Declaration. Holy-rood-House, [i.e. Edinburgh]. Re-printed by Mr. P[eter].B[ruce], 1688. 13pp, [3]. Uncut, with a final conjugate blank leaf, not recorded by ESTC, which records only 6 locations of this title. Wing S4590. Folio. Contemporary Scottish blind-panelled calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, with slight chipping to lettering-piece, some worming to spine. A handsomely bound collection of political and legal tracts relating to the heavily intertwined politics of Scotland and England 1630s-90s, with two items particularly scarce Edinburgh imprints. The inclusion of works testifying to the legitimacy of James Edward Stuart, the 'Old Pretender' (Wing E821C) and critical of the Declaration of William of Orange that preceded his invasion of England in 1689 (Wing S4590) suggests this was a collected into a single volume by a Scotchman of Jacobite tendencies.

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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." // // //

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        De Conversione Indiorum & Gentilium. Libri Duo

      Johann Jansson van Waesberge & Widow Elizaeus, Amsterdam 1669 - Amsterdam Johann Jansson van Waesberge & Widow Elizaeus Weterstraet, 1669. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Small 4to, pp [56, including blank], 259, [13], 260-265, title in red and black, bound in contemporary yapped vellum, title in ink to spine, lightly soiled to spine, small old ownership blidnstamp on title page, but a very good sound clean copy throughout, FIRST EDITION, as often lacking the portrait. A seminal work on Christian conversion throughout the world, this being the more important second issue with the supplimental 'Caput XV' added after the index and errata at the end, dealing with the conversion of Indians in New England. Posthumously published and edited with a biography of Hoornbeek, by David Stuart 1 vol volumes.

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        VIRTUDES Y MILAGROS EN VIDA, Y MUERTE DEL B.P.Fr. IVAN DE SAHAGUN de la orden de N.P.S. Agustin., Por el Padre Fray Simon de Castelblanco.

      - Madrid; En la Imprenta Real, 1669. 4º menor (21 cm.) 8 h., 1 h. de grabado., 502 p., 3 h. Encuadernación pergamino de época con rotulo en el lomo.Estado; Buen estado en general, manchas de huemedad en hojas de respeto, algunas hojas oscurecidas y encuadernación desprendida en el lomo. Revisado completo.Procedencia: Biblioteca de José Álvarez de Toledo, Duque de Alba, Marqués de Villafranca con Exlibris, dibujado por Carnicero y grabado por Salvador Carmona.San Juan de Sahagún (Sahagún, 1419- Salamanca, 11 de junio de 1479), de nombre Juan González del Castrillo, fue un religioso nacido en la villa de Sahagún, provincia de León España canonizado por la iglesia católica.Palau; 47711RSS 1 Año: 1669 Edición: 1 Edición

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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 PUTTANISMO ROMANO, NUOVAMENTE RILIBROTO CON L'AGGIUNTA D'UN DIALOGO TRA PASQUINO, E MARFORIO, SOPRA LO STESSO SOGGETTO & INSIEME, CON IL NUOVO PARLATORIO DELLE MONACHE. SATIRA COMICA DI BALTASSARRO SULTANINI BRESCIANO.

      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 “strumenti di vetro così forte, che non possano più ricevere danno dall’acqua calda” e soprattutto che non si rompano durante l’uso sessuale che ne avrebbero fatto. Esemplare in buone condizioni, sporadiche fioriture o arrossatture alle carte.

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        Paskaarte van de Zuyd-west-kust van Africa

      Jacques & Gasper Anthoine, Amsterdam 1669 - This rare sea chart by Pieter Goos shows the western Cape of South Africa with north oriented to the left. The map extends roughly from Cabo Negro in Angola to the Cape of Good Hope, covering an area of trade waters that the Dutch East India Company used heavily in this period. Two insets show the Cape, including Table Mountain, and Vlees Bay to the east of the Cape. Uncommon for Goos' maps, the insets feature small illustrations of native animals: a pair of birds in Vlees Bay, and an ostrich, hyena, and monkey, among others, around the Cape. Mountains rendered pictorally. In addition to ports, the map includes topographical features, soundings, sand bars, fishing banks and navigational hazards. It also features rhumb lines, scales, two decorative ships, and embellished compass roses, one in the main map and one in the inset. Also uncommon for Goos, there is no title cartouche, but instead a title done in fine calligraphy. This map was published in Goos' "De Zee-Atlas, Ofte Water-Weereld" and remains in its original uncolored state, which allows Goos' intricate line work to shine. It is in good condition with slight foxing, soiling, and off-setting. Small chips in the margins, not affecting the image. Pieter Goos (1616-75) 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. Sea chart. Uncolored copperplate engraving. Image measures 11.75" x 20.75".

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        OBELISCO PORTVGVES, CRONOLOGICO, GENEALOGICO, E PENAGIRICO,

      - QUE AFECTUOSAMENTE CONSTRUE D. ANTONIO ALVARES DA CVNHA. AO MAIS FAUSTO DIA, QUE EM MUITOS SECULOS VIO LISBOA, NO BAPTISMO DA SERENISSIMA INFANTE D. ISABEL MARIA IOSEPHA, LISBOA. Na officina de Antonio Craesbeeck de Mello, Impressor de Sua Alteza. Anno 1669. In 8.º de 19x15 cm. com [iv], 130 pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com nervos e rotulo vermelho na lombada. Exemplar com leve pico de traça marginal e carimbo de posse na folha de rosto. Inocêncio I, 84. ?D. ANTONIO ALVARES DA CUNHA, não menos illustre por sangue que esclarecido por seu talento, foi 15.º senhor de Taboa, Ouguella etc., Commendador da Ordem de Christo, Coronel das Ordenanças da Côrte, Guarda mór da Torre do Tombo, um dos fundadores e Secretario da Acad. dos Generosos, etc., etc. - N. em Gôa em 1626, e m. em Lisboa a 26 de Maio de 1690, deixando numerosa descendencia. Obelisco Portuguez chronologico, genealogico e panegyrico, ao fausto dia do baptismo da serenissima infanta D. Isabel Maria Josepha. Lisboa, por Antonio Craesbeeck de Mello 1669. 4.º de 130 pag. - Preço de 240 até 400 réis. Pouco vulgar. O sr. Figaniere possue um exemplar, e eu tenho outro.? Location/localizacao: 3-A3-C-17

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        La prattica uniuersale in cirugia di Giouanni di Vico genouese. Di nuouo riformata, e dal latino ridotta alla sua vera lettura; con le figure in disegno de i semplici nel settimo libro

      Brogiollo Francesco, Venezia 1669 - Appresso vi e vn bellissimo Compendio . composto per Mariano Santo barolitano. Con due Trattati di Gio. Andrea Dalla Croce, l'vno in materia delle ferite, l'altro del cauar l'armi, e le saette fuori dalla carne. - in 8° - pp.pp 8nn +478 - Mezza pelle con titolo in oro al dorso - Figure in disegno de i semplici nel settimo libro - Legatura ottocentesca - Antico restauro al frontespizio, lievi gore d'umido alle prime pagine - Libro usato [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jerusalem

      Paris: Elzevier, 1669. Map. Engraving. Image measures 16.5" x 21.5". This map of Jerusalem appeared in La Sainte Bible, a French edition of the Bible published in 1669. The center plan was likely based on the model of Nicolas Visscher and shows the city's prominent landmarks, including the City of David and Solomon's Temple. These landmarks are labeled in accordance with keys in the upper corners which are printed on scrolls and supported by cherubs. A grid laid over the city is distorted to show its various hills and elevations. Surrounding the plan are various vignettes and illustrations by Berchem, including an elevation of the Temple of Solomon, trompe-l'oeil statues in niches, and allegorical scenes related to the Holy Land and its history. Both the plan and the illustrations are finely engraved and lend the map a fascinating level of intricacy. The map is in very good condition with no tears and only a very minor chip to the lower margin, not affecting the image. Narrow margins. Dark impression on crisp, bright paper. Nicolaes Berchem (1620-1683) was a painter of the Dutch Golden Age known for his pastoral landscapes. After studying with Cornelis van Poelenburgh and Jan van Goyen, well-known Dutch landscape painters, Berchem adopted a classicizing style which he applied to the Italian countryside, producing evocative, sun-bathed scenes which found great popularity in Holland. It was likely his skill as an artist that led the Elzevier publishing house to commission him to do the maps and decoration of their Sainte Bible. This lovely map is a fine collector's item.

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        Caarte voor een gedeelte der Canarise Eylanden

      Jacques & Gasper Anthoine, Amsterdam 1669 - This rare sea chart by Pieter Goos shows the Spanish territory of the Canary Islands off the coast of northwest Africa. It encompasses, from left to right, El Hierro, La Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Isla de Lobos, Lanzarote, La Graciosa, Montaña Clara, and Alegranza. In addition to ports, the map includes soundings, sand bars, fishing banks and navigational hazards. It also features rhumb lines, scales, a ship, and an embellished compass rose, as well as a decorative title cartouche with scrollwork. An inset map shows the harbor of Lanzerote, an important 17th-century Dutch trading center, with another small cartouche and compass rose. This map was published in Goos' "De Zee-Atlas Ofte Water-Weereld" and remains in its original uncolored state, which allows Goos' intricate line work to shine. It is in good condition with slight foxing, soiling, and off-setting. Only small chips to edges, not affecting the image. Pieter Goos (1616-75) 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. Sea chart. Uncolored copperplate engraving. Image measures 17 1/4" x 21 1/4".

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        The Works of Mr. Abraham Cowley. Consisting of Those Which Were Formerly Printed: And Those Which he Design'd for the Press, Now Published Out of the Authors Original Copies

      Printed By J.M. For Henry Herringman, at the Sign of the Blew Anchor in the Lower Walk of the New Exchange, London 1669 - 29.5 cm x 18 cm bound in folio, pp. [42], 41, 80, [4], 70 [i.e. 68 - page numbers 59/60 omitted from pagination though complete with register continuous], 154, 23, 148. Engraved frontispiece portrait by William Faithorne. Contemporary mottled calf. An excellent rebacking, sympathetically executed to period, 5 raised bands, gilt-stamped compartments, gilt-stamped dark maroon leather spine label. Early ink signature of Anne Rochester at the head of the title-page (one is tempted to speculate whether this may be the autograph of the mother of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester). Separate title-pages dated 1669 for "The Mistress", "Pindarique Odes", and "Davideis, a Sacred Poem". Also with "An Account of the Life & Writings of Mr. Abraham Cowley Written to Mr. M. Clifford" signed T. Sprat [Thomas Sprat, 1635-1713]. Very gooc, clean, desirable copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London [Londini]: E. Flesher & T. Roycroft, 1669 Londini [London]: Typis E. Fletcher [ulque ad I. Sam. deinde a II.R e.g. inclusive ad finem Voluminis] & T. Roycroft. Prostat apud Cornelium Bee in vico Little Britain. Anno Domini MDCLXIX [1669]. First Edition. Contact for anterior collation. In "In Genesin", 1,247 pp. "In "I Samuelis" (Pars Posterior), 1,027 pp. Elephant Folio, approx 15.75" tall. Full leather with six spine ribs, decorative tooled panels at covers. Chip at spine top, roughening at spine bottom, general moderate scuffing. Some creasing and very faint waterstaining to initial few leaves. Minimal foxing. Hinges relatively strong. Overall, Very Good. The first volume of Matthew Poole's opus, a life work in which he surveyed and encapsulated a wide variety of religious writings on both the Old and New Testaments. Poole, born in York in 1624, graduated from Emmanuel College in Cambridge in 1645, and succeeded Anthony Tuckney at St. Michael-le-Querne church, but would shortly thereafter leave the pastorate; as a strict Presbyterian, he resigned his living rather than conform to the Act of Uniformity. William Lloyd (later Bishop of Worcester) suggested that Poole then undertake his life's masterwork, the Synopsis. Viewed as a usable summary of then-extant religious writings from (almost] every source imaginable, the Synopsis is, in fact, an exercise in conciseness, as difficult as that may be to imagine of a set of five mammoth elephant folio volumes [of which this is volume 1 only]. Poole later decided to make the Synopsis - which was, and is here, written entirely in Latin - more accessible to the common man by prooducing an English version, but died in 1679 before he could complete this. John Howe and others did see to the ultimate completion of the English version. L30

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        De Cust van Barbaryen van out Mamora tot Capo Blanco

      Jacques & Gasper Anthoine, Amsterdam 1669 - This rare sea chart by Pieter Goos features six charts of northwest Africa on one sheet. The upper chart covers the area once known as the Barbary Coast in Morocco, reaching from Mehdya, near Casablanca, in the north to Ras Nouadhibou (known as Cape Blanc or Cabo Blanco) in the south. The middle chart extends from Ras Nouadhibou along the coast of Western Sahara. The lower part features four insets with detailed charts of the islands of São Miguel, Faial, and Terceira in the Azores, and Madeira and Porto Santo in the Madeira Archipelago. In addition to ports, the map includes soundings, sand bars, fishing banks and navigational hazards. Each chart has rhumblines and its own title cartouche and embellished compass rose. This map was published in Goos' "De Zee-Atlas Ofte Water-Weereld" and remains in its original uncolored state, which allows Goos' intricate line work to shine. It is in good condition with slight foxing, soiling, and off-setting. Minor chips to lower margin not affecting the image. 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. Sea chart. Uncolored copperplate engraving. Image measures 17 1/4" x 21 1/4".

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        A CONTINUATION OF NEW EXPERIMENTS PHYSICO-MECHANICAL, TOUCHING THE SPRING AND WEIGHT OF THE AIR, AND THEIR EFFECTS. THE 1. PART. WRITTEN BY WAY OF LETTER, TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE LORD CLIFFORD AND DUNVARGAN. WHERETO IS ANNEXT A SHORT DISCOURSE

      Oxford: Henry Hall, 1669. together with: "A CONTINUATION OF NEW EXPERIMENTS PHYSICO-MECHANICAL TOUCHING THE SPRING AND WEIGHT OF THE AIR..THE SECOND PART: WHEREIN DIVERS EXPERIMENTS MADE BOTH IN COMPRESSED AND ALSO IN FACTITIOUS AIR, ABOUT FIRE, ANIMALS, ETC., TOGETHER WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE ENGINES WHEREIN THEY WERE MADE", London, printed by Miles Flesher, 1682. Together with: "NEW EXPERIMENTS PHYSICO-MECHANICAL, TOUCHING THE SPRING OF THE AIR, AND ITS EFFECTS, MADE, FOR THE MOST PART, IN A NEW PNUEMATICAL ENGINE", London, Miles Flesher, 1682. The first two titles are first editions. The third title is a third edition, the first having been published in 1660. The "Continuation Part 1" has all eight folding plates which are in superb condition. "Continuation Part 2" has five folding plates, all in superb condition. "New Experiments" has a folding plate with minor closed tear a bottom hinge only. Also bound-in is "A DEFENCE OF THE DOCTRINE...AGAINST THE OBJECTIONS OF FRANCISCUS LINUS", 1682 and "AN EXAMEN OF MR. T. HOBBS HIS DIALOGUS PHYSICUS", 1682. Panelled spine with old leather spine label, gilt panel designs, Top of spine chipped. Front hinge a bit weak but intact. Text and plates are quite clean and crisp, wide margins, very occasional light smudge. A very important piece of scientific history, well-preserved. Robert Boyle (1627-1691) was an Irish inventor, chemist, physicist, philosopher, and theologian. He was one of the founders of modern chemistry. He is best known for Boyle's Law which states that there is an inverse relationship between absolute pressure and volume of gas, provided that the temperature is kept constant within a closed system. We have used the following sources; Wing B3934, B3935, B4000; PMM 143, Haskell Norman Library Sale 325. ABPC shows only four similar volumes sold at auction in the past 35 years (some with only one or two of the titles). . First Edition. Contemporary Brown Calf.. Moderate General Cover Wear. Small Quarto.

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        La Science Heroique, Traitant De La Noblesse, et De L'Origine Des Armes; De Leurs Blasons, & Symboles; Des Timbres, Bourlets, Couronnes, Cimiers, Lambrequins, Supports, Tenans, & Autre Ornements De L'Ecu

      Paris and London: Chez Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, Imprimeur Du Roy, Rue S. Jacques Aux Cicognes, 1669. (16) + 540 + (20); French text; with classically dramatic full-page engraved title by G. Huret; printed title with large illustrated ornament, (two cranes in flight, landscape below, in a circular snake frame); the text with numerous engravings and ornaments throughout, concentrating on the science of heraldry, with illustrations of shields and blazonry, armored knights standing and horsed; with a useful list of family names at back, corresponding to the text information; the prefatory material explains the need for updating, expanding & correcting the first edition; Vulson (whose name is spelled in several different ways) is credited with revising and codifying the modern science of heraldry and with the invention of the method of 'hatching' or illustrating properly the various arms and blazons associated with that study; previous owner name on front endpaper of Gabriel Bastonneau 1686 - our research indicates he was the Vicomte D'Azelie-Chadieu; a large, heavy volume, approx. 10 3/4" x 15 1/4" (26.5 x 39.25 cm) in size; bound in contemporary full dark brown speckled leather; spine with 6 raised bands, gilt floral sprays and surrounds in each compartment, gilt titles, all edges speckled red; binding very worn and rubbed, bottom edge of front board especially is worn-through, leather separating; spine leather edges splitting; one signature at back coming loose, block of text is securely sewn; few leaves with closed tear; the occasional spot in the text; some leaves with evidence of old dampstaining; otherwise the contents including the plates fairly fresh and in very good condition; the engravings well-done.. Seconde Edition Reveue, Corrigee.... Leather. Good.

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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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        HISTORIAE ROMANAE BREVIARIUM. CUM SCHOTTI, MACHANEI, VINETI, LIPSII, CASAUBONI, GRUTERI & C. INTEGRIS NOTIS. + DE VITA ET MORIBUS IMPERATORUM ROMANORVM...(1669-1670)

      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 latude.net // // More picture on latude.net

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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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