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        De motionibus naturalibus a gravitate pendentibus.

      Bologna: Dominici Ferri, 1670. A fine copy of one of the most important early treatises on fluid mechanics. In this work Borelli "argues against positive levity, discusses the Torricellian experiment, takes up siphons, pumps, and the nature of fluidity, tries to understand the expansion of water while freezing, and deals with fermentation and other chemical processes" (DSB). "This work is important as the first treatise on capillarity, and for containing important investigations on the action of capillary tubes, in which the author, inter alia, formulates the law that the height of the ascent of liquids in capillary tubes is inversely proportional to their diameters. His investigations also led him to the conclusion that the phenomenon of capillarity is independent of the pressure of air" (Zeitlinger in Sotheran, First supplement, 3060). "[De motionibus naturalibus] was well known among Borelli's contemporaries and is quoted by Varignon in his Projet d'une nouvelle mechanique. It is reviewed in the first volume of Philosophical Transactions Abridged, where it is praised for its thoroughness, for the discussion of Torricelli's experiments and for Borelli's stand against Descartes on the nature of fluidity" (Roberts & Trent). Borelli regarded this work, together with his De vi percussionis (1667), as necessary preparation for his masterpiece, De motum animalium (1680-81), on which he had worked since the early 1660s. The work appeared in three subsequent editions, testifying to its influence. "While On the Force of Percussion laid out some foundational propositions relating to motion and colliding bodies, the subsequent work, On the Natural Motions, was intended to be far more wide reaching ... In the concluding propositions to On the Force of Percussion, Borelli dismisses Aristotle's views on falling bodies. Borelli begins On the Natural Motions in that same pose. He attacks Aristotle for supposing that elements possess either heaviness or lightness. According to Aristotle, positive levity (referring to the supposed intrinsic lightness of bodies that allows them to rise rather than fall in a natural state) is a quality of air and re. Earth and water, on the other hand, contain a gravity that impels them towards their natural place at the centre of the earth. Borelli makes it clear from the outset of this second book that he is determined to dispel these views" (Boschiero). "Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, while embracing the doctrine of corpuscles in motion ..., uniquely sought to constrain it by means of mathematics. In De motionibus naturalibus a gravitate pendentibus he was concerned 'to show that all events in the world of body are up for explanation by the force of heaviness only, if only one attributes fitting shapes to the particles of bodies, so that the force of heaviness, directed toward the center of the Earth, compels them according to mechanical laws [i.e., those of statics] to move in other directions, too, depending on circumstance. He therefore regards the corpuscles as machines, which are moved by the force yet determined as to direction by their construction. Since the only driving force is thus the pressure of bodies upon others and themselves, he conceives of the totality of movements on Earth as a problem in hydrostatics'" (Cohen, pp. 393-4). "Borelli's analysis of the collision of elastic bodies relies on a notion of the spring-like and machine-like properties of some parts of nature. For example, air particles impact upon each other, transmitting a motive virtue one upon the other that is maintained through the compressive properties of these corpuscles. In other words, each corpuscle of air, when impacted, compresses, moves as a result of its attained motive virtue and recoils in order to re-acquire its lost space before impacting onto another particle. In such an environment, less dense particles of re, with their own shapes and properties inconsistent with those of air, are pushed upwards. Thus, Borelli debunks Aristotle's theory of positive levity, which attributes motion only to intrinsic qualities of nature rather than extrinsic forces proportional to elastic properties of corpuscles. To illustrate his point, on several occasions Borelli discusses the 'structure of air': It is . . . reasonable to assign to the particles of air a structure which forces them to unfold when they are constricted against their natural requirement. We understand this if we conceive that the substance of air consists of countless juxtaposed small machines. Then we clearly perceive that an elastic virtue can be found in this aggregate since the small machines attempt at dilating after being compressed (Prop. XCCIII). "After covering further ground with the description of theories and experiments to do with the vacuum, the Torricellian tube and the freezing process of liquids, Borelli reaches his conclusions reminding his readers of the nal destination of this project: This is enough on the motions resulting from the innate force of gravity. We indeed do not consider extending further these preliminaries nor delaying the edition of the main argument on the movements of animals longer (Prop. CCLXXVII)" (Boschiero). Born in Naples, Giovanni Borelli (1608-79) studied mathematics at Rome under Benedetto Castelli. Sometime before 1640 he was appointed professor of mathematics at Messina. In the early 1640s, he met Galileo in Florence. In 1656 Borelli was appointed to the chair of mathematics at the University of Pisa, a post previously held by Galileo. It was in Pisa that Borelli met the Italian anatomist Marcello Malpighi; the two men became founder members of the short-lived Accademia del Cimento. Motivated by Malpighi's own studies, Borelli began his first investigations into the science of animal movement. This began an interest that would continue for the rest of his life, eventually earning him the title of the Father of Biomechanics. In May 1665, Cardinal Michelangelo Ricci, Roman correspondent and adviser to the Tuscan Court, wrote to Prince Leopoldo de Medici, the patron of the Cimento, encouraging Borelli to apply himself to the composition of a treatise on motion. Borelli's initial response was that he was instead concentrating on a treatise on anatomy, but, seemingly at Ricci's insistence, Borelli eventually agreed, the result being the two works De vi percussionis and De motionibus naturalibus. Both works were composed, or at least drafted, before his departure from the Medici court in 1667, when he returned to Messina. At this point the Cimento effectively ceased to function, even though it apparently was not formally dissolved, and even though Prince, now Cardinal, Leopold continued to direct some experimental work until he died in 1675. "On the way [to Messina, Borelli] passed through Rome and stopped for the summer in Naples. While there he was the guest of the Investiganti for whom he repeated many of the experiments he had performed at the Cimento. And he also repeated for his own edification some work that the Investiganti had accomplished independently. As a result of this visit, Concublet provided for the publication of De motionibus naturalibus, for which Borelli reciprocated by writing a warm dedication to him" (DSB). The Accademia degli Investiganti was founded in 1663 by Leonardo di Capua, under the patronage of Andrea Concublet, Marquis of Arena. DSB II.306-14; Carli-Favaro 78 (329); Cinti 291 (147); De Caro 54; Krivatsy 1577; Riccardi I.159-60; Roberts and Trent p. 42; Wolf, History of science, technology, and philosophy I pp. 58-60. L. Boschiero, Introduction to Borelli's On the Movement of Animals - On the Natural Motions Resulting from Gravity, P. Maquet (tr.), 2015; H. F. Cohen, How Modern Science Came into the World: Four Civilizations, One 17th Century Breakthrough, 2014. 4to (228 x 154 mm). Half-title, woodcut device on title, woodcut diagrams in text. A few minor stains, some light finger soiling, occasional small marginal tears, Tt1 with two paper flaws outside of the text, 18th-century mottled calf, spine gilt (small wormholes in spine, foot of spine lightly rubbed).

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        HISTOIRE ET VOYAGE DE LA TERRE-SAINTE, OU TOUT CE QU'IL Y A DE PLUS REMARQUABLE DANS LES SAINTS LIEUX, EST TRÈS-EXACTEMENT DÉCRIT.

      Pierre Compagnon & Robert Taillandier 1670 - GOUJON (JACQUES-FLORENT). HISTOIRE ET VOYAGE DE LA TERRE-SAINTE, OU TOUT CE QU'IL Y A DE PLUS REMARQUABLE DANS LES SAINTS LIEUX, EST TRÈS-EXACTEMENT DÉCRIT. Lyon, Pierre Compagnon & Robert Taillandier, 1670. In-4° (240x185mm), 6ff.-358pp.-5ff.-16 planches, 1 carte dépliante: demi-cuir de Russie, dos à nerfs, reliure du XIXe siècle. EDITION ORIGINALE. Jacques Goujon (1621-1693) avait exercé le commerce de la fourrure avant de devenir religieux de l'observance de Saint François. Il fit deux voyages en Terre Sainte en 1636 et 1666 qui lui donnèrent la matière de ce livre ou il propose une histoire et une description de cette région du monde à travers 23 visites dont les dernières sont consacrées à l'Egypte. L'édition est illustrée d'une carte dépliante de la Terre Sainte déssinée par Gajon, ainsi que de 16 planches dépliantes (ancienne est nouvelle Jérusalem, plans de l'Eglise du Saint Sépulcre, plan de l'Eglise de Bethleem, etc.). Légers accrocs aux coiffes. Rousseurs. Restauration sur une carte, derniers feuillets abîmés sans atteinte au texte, déchirure à une carte, taches brunes, coins effilochés sur 7 pages, cartes et planches renforcés. Précieux témoignage de l'industrie de la pêche en Gaspesie et en Acadie au XVIIe siècle. First edition of this work, Jacques Goujon (1621-1693) was a Franciscan friar who took part in crusade of 1636 and upon his return to France he recorded his travels. The plates are based on the author's original drawings with 16 folding plates and a folding map of the Holy land. few pages at the end of the volume with a little paper in the corner missing not affecting the text, bound in half calf 19th century. (REF: P1-4B) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Het Gezantschap Der neêrlandtsche oost-indische Compagnie, aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham, Den tegenwoordigen Keizer van China [.].

      Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1670. - Folio. 2 Teile in einem Band. Kupfertitel, Titel in Rot u. Schwarz, 2 Wappenkupfertafelf, 2 Bll. Widm., 208; 258 SS., 5 Bll., mit 111 Textkupf., 1 gef. kupferkte., 35 dpblgr. kupfertaf. Ldr. mit rücken- u. Deckelblindpr., rfil. u. rsch. Zweite holländische Ausgabe (vorher: 1665) dieser Beschreibung der 1655-57 stattgefundenen Gesandschaftsreise v. Peter de Goyer u. Jacob de keyzer, mit allgemeiner Landesbeschreibung v. China in Tl. 2. Die Kupfer mit Ansichten (darunter Batavia, Kanton, Macao, Nanking u. Peking), Plänen, Trachten, Pflanzen, Tieren usw. - "the Dutch being at the height of their power, having supplanted the Portuguese, desired to gain access to China and a portion of the Chinese trade. After much opposition the Government suc-ceeded in sending merchants to try the pulse of the Chinese at Canton. upon their report it was determined to despatch ambassadors from Batavia to the Court of Peking to solicit liberty to trade. this is the embassy written up by nieuhoff, who was steward to the ambassadors" (Cox). - Die Zusammenstellung der Tafeln variiert v. Exemplar zu Exemplar. Vorliegendes enthält 2 im Tafelverzeichnis nicht genannte Wappenkupfertafeln, jedoch nicht das dort ebenfalls ungenannte Porträt, ferner fehlt die Tafel "Paolinxi". kaum gebräunt oder fleckig, anfangs u. am Ende unwesentliche Randmängel, die Karte knitterig, wasserfl. u. mit hinterlegten Einrissen. Cat. Nederl. Hist. Scheepvart Mus. 499; Cordier, BS 2345; Graesse iV, 675; Tiele 800; vgl. Boucher de la Richarderie V, 297, Cox i, 325 u. Henze iii, 612. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Relation of the Coasts of Africk called Guinee With A Description of the Countreys Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants of the productions of the Earth and the Merchandise and Commodities it affords with some historical Observations upon the coasts Being collected in a Voyage by the Sieur Villault Escuyer Sieur de Bellefond in the years 1666 and 1667

      First  English edition. 12mo. Later vellum. [x], 280pp. London, John Starkey,

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        Ducatus Slesvicensis,

      - Kobberstukket kort over hertugdømmet Slesvig. Frederik de Witt, Amsterdam c. 1670. 49x57 cm. Med brede margener. Smuk samtidig håndkolorering. Med titelkartouche og kobberstukket våbenskjold. Med passepartout i nyere gylden metalramme. * Stateligt og særdeles dekorativt kort over hele Sønderjylland eller Hertudømmet Slesvig, som landet mellem Kongeåen og Ejderen kaldtes siden middelalderen. Kortet trækker på Johannes Mejers kort fra Caspar Danckwerths atlas fra 1652. Her er møjsommeligt og detaljeret gjort rede for Vadehavet og marsken med de mange lumske grunde og sejlbare kanaler. Kortet omfatter også Helgoland.

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        ATLAS JAPANNENSIS: BEING REMARKABLE ADDRESSES BY WAY OF EMBASSY FROM THE EAST-IN

      - London 1670, Johnson. Full tooled new leather saving the old leather, 4 double, 71 half page, 1 full page copper etched 24 double, 71 half page, 1 full page copper etched plates, folding map, 488p., 27.5 x 42.5 cm. bright copy.VERY R A R E *** *** *** . . TRULY A GREAT & EARLY FOLIO WITH PROFUSE ENGRAVINGS . . ONE OF THE EARLIEST BOOKS ON JAPAN IN ENGLISH . . A MONUMENTAL, HISTORIC AND IMPORTANT EARLY RESOURCE . . . SUBTITLE continued: Their Religions, Laws, and Customs, Prodigious Wealth & Gorgeous Habits, the Nature of Their Soil, Plants, Beasts, Hills, Rivers & Fountains With the Character of the Ancient & Modern Japanners. Collected Out of Their Several Writings and Journals by Arnoldus Montanus. English'd and Adorn'd With Above a Hundred Several Sculptures by John Ogilby, Esq; Master of His Majesties Revels in the Kingdom of Ireland. * A NOTE ABOUT THE "Old English" Spelling: This and other works of this period were commonly written in "Olde English," where the F = S ergo below spellings above taken exactly as on title page. Text also commonly has same spellings. . * * * * * * . AN HISTORIC AND IMPORTANT WORK ON JAPAN: . A truly great and possibly the first major monograph & book devoted strictly to Japan. The copper engraved plates to this large folio work represent a high-water mark in book illustrations of the 17th century. With most astute observations from actual Japanese views graphically reproduced in the classic Western-European copper engraving style. *** FOLIO This work is the most grand and a Deluxe very early if not the first major English language resource on Japan. It predates most other English sources, being a remarkable FIRST work on Japan, hitherto an isolated and unknown country in the English, Western & European worlds. It brought much needed information about this long "closed country" [Sakoku] to those would be potential trading partners. The most coveted of the "big books" dedicated with a full sub-title page to Prince Charles II. Lavishly illustrated with many full, double-folding and four-page single large & folding plates. The book size is 28 x 43 cm. . Finely printed letterpress title page in black and red ink. *** The work is complete, the first part from pages 1-312; followed by "A SECOND AND LATER DISCOURSE CONCERNING THE EMPIRE OF JAPAN" from pages 313-488. **** RARE ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION: This is a major early antiquarian resource on Japan. This work covers the primary observations and writings of two Dutch missions to Nagasaki in 1649 and 1661. . The pantheon of such superb and early primary resources are quite small. Due in fact because Japan had closed herself to the outside world, fearing that it too would be broken up into foreign-controlled pieces like China. Therefore Japan closed her doors to all Western visitors & commerce. The two brief exceptions were the Portuguese in 1549 who were allowed a small foothold on Hirado [Firado] Island in Southern Japan, and the Dutch who in 1604 were allowed to stay on a tiny island in Nagasaki harbor called Deshima. This island had a small causeway connecting it to the Nagasaki mainland, that was gated and controlled by the Shogun. * The Dutch were allowed a small amount of visiting commerce ships which traded under the Dutch East India Company auspices. The Dutch were allowed "special Japanese prostitutes" as companions, but there were not allowed to come and go off Deshima Island at will. Once a year, a person was designated by the Shogun to travel under guard to journey overland to Edo [old Tokyo] to have an audience with the Shogun. Englebert Kaempfer a Dutch doctor was one of those who went to see the Shogun and wrote a superb book published in 1727 on Japan and his life there. Check with us as we may have a copy in stock. . The current work by Montanus precedes Kaempfer's historic work by some fifty-eight years. *** FIRST AND ONLY ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION: The First Edition of Montanus was in Dutch. The English edition is by far the most

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        Proprium sanctorum canonicorum regularium S. Augustini jussu & authoritate reverendissimi, ac celsissimi principis. Burghausen, J. J. Luzenberger 1740. Gr. 8°. 3 Bll., 415 S., 4 Bll., mit Wappenkupfer als Frontispiz, Goldschnitt, Ldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Filete u. Eckfleurons auf den Deckeln.

      - Sehr seltener Druck aus Burghausen (über KVK nur 1 Exemplar in der Dombibliothek Freising nachweisbar).- Durchgehend in Rot und Schwarz gedruckt.- Die besonderen Messen an den Heiligenfesten der Augustiner herausgegeben von Cajetan Anton Freiherr Notthafft von Weißenstein (* 23. Juni 1670 auf der Burg Marquartstein; ? 4. Juli 1752 in Berchtesgaden). Er war von 1732 bis 1751 Fürstpropst der Fürstpropstei Berchtesgaden. Das Frontispiz mit seinem Wappen.- Johann Jakob Lutzenberger (* unbekannt; ? 1745 in Burghausen) eröffnete ca. 1734 die erste Buchdruckerei in Burghausen.- Nur gering fleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben, insges. schönes Exemplar.

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        Arithmeticorum libri sex, et de libris multangulis liber unus. Cum commentariis C.G. Bacheti V.C. & observationibus D. P. de Fermat. Accessit Doctrinae Analyticae inventum novum, collectum ex variis eiusdem D. de Fermat epistolis.

      Toulouse, Bernard Bosc, 1670 - Folio (335 x 222 mm), pp [xii] 64; 341 [recte 343] [1] 48, with engraved vignette on title and two engraved headpieces; outer margin of title and first first leaf of dedication slightly frayed, some marginal waterstaining on a few initial gatherings, some occasional light browning as often with this title, nonetheless a crisp copy in contemporary vellum.First edition of Fermat's annotated Diophantus, containing his celebrated last theorem, the most famous problem in mathematics and unsolved for over 325 years until its solution a few years ago. 'Fermat was the first European to make extensive contributions to the theory of numbers, taking up the challenge in number theory posed in Diophantus's Arithmetica. Fermat owned a copy of the Greek editio princeps of Diophantus's work (1621), edited and annotated by Claude Bachet de Méziriac and published with Xylander's Latin translation; Fermat often took issue with Bachet's statements, writing his own results for the most part in the margins of his copy. Five years after Fermat's death [in 1665], his son Claude-Samuel published a second edition of Bachet's Diophantus [the above], adding to it his father's marginal notes; these included the famous note stating the still-unproved "theorem" regarding the impossibility of finding a positive integer n > 2 for which the equation xn + yn = zn holds true for the positive integers x, y, and z. Fermat claimed in his note to have discovered a "very wonderful demonstration" (demonstratio sane mirabilis) of this theorem that the margin was too narrow to contain, a claim that has tantalized mathematicians ever since. The remainder of Fermat's notes contained a large number of theorems on the theory of numbers, only one of which he himself proved; the rest were proven in the eighteenth century' (Norman catalogue).Of course since the above was written Fermat's theorem has been proved by Andrew Wiles, with the collaboration of several other mathematicians.The collation of this copy agrees with Norman and several other copies recorded. However, a very few copies contain a portrait, and occasionally an errata leaf, both of which appear to have been issued later as witnessed by the number of copies in their original bindings, as this one, with no evidence of removal.The famous theorem occurs on p 61 (H3 recto).Provenance: two inscriptions on title, 'Giuse Spirito' and 'Antonio Cosintino'Norman 777; Parkinson p 111

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        Historia delle rivolutioni di Francia, con la continuatione della guerra frà le due corone, con un aggionta d'altri accidenti occorsi in Europa sin'alla pace de'Pirenei, del conte Galeazzo Gualdo Priorato.

      In Colonia, Per gl'Eredi di Pietro della Place 1670 - petit in-4 (15 x 23 cm), (18) pp. 1 f.bl. 865 pp., maroquin rouge, dos orné à nerfs, encadrement d'un triple filet doré sur les plats, armes sur les plats, chiffre répété au dos, roulette sur les coupes, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Rare histoire italienne de la Fronde écrite et publiée par un contemporain, l'aventurier natif de Vicence en Vénétie, comte Galeazzo Gualdo Priorato (1606-1678) venu à Paris vivre cette période troublée au point d'être naturalisé français en 1653. Historia di Francia parut une première fois en 1655, quand Priorato eut glané de nombreux renseignements auprès du comte de Pagan. Son récit impartial couvre les années 1648 à 1654, les détails sont minutieux, les appréciations parfois contestables (sur Mademoiselle de Montpensier). Militaire, diplomate, enquêteur et historien, Gualdo Priorato publia aussi une histoire du ministère Mazarin (1669, traduite en 1671 préférable selon Lenglet-Dufresnoy à celle d'Aubery) et une relation de la guerre de trente ans qu'il vécut de l'intérieur au service de plusieurs puissances européennes : il combattit les Espagnols avec Maurice de Nassau, fut le premier gentilhomme de la reine Christine de Suède puis conseiller et historiographe de l'empereur Léopold Ier. Superbe et précieux exemplaire de la bibliothèque personnelle du ministre Jean-Baptiste Colbert, avec armes dorées poussées au centre des plats, chiffre JBC poussé dans les entre-nerfs, et mention manuscrite « Bibliothecae Colbertinae » apposée au titre. Comme l'on sait, si les manuscrits composant cette immense collection entrèrent à la Bibliothèque du Roi en 1732 pour la somme de 300.000 livres, les imprimés (au nombre de 50 000.volumes) furent dispersés en 1728 par l'abbé Charles-Eléonor Colbert de Seignelay (il en existe un catalogue en trois volumes). De la bibliothèque d'Alphonse Chassant avec son ex libris monogrammé et la devise « Vita Sine Litteris Mors Est ». Alphonse Chassant (1808-1907), paléographe et historien de l'art, conservateur du Musée d?Evreux publia quelques ouvrages savants d'héraldique et paléographie ; il a rédigé la note bibliographique contrecollée en tête d'exemplaire sur l'histoire de Gualdo qu'il attribuait à tort à Pierre Stockmans. 2 feuillets liminaires (titre, dédicace) anciennement réemmargés, traces de mouillure en fin d'exemplaire, mors légèrement frottés. Graesse, III, 166 ; Bourgeois André, 8683 : « peut être consulté » ; Guigard, 152-154 ; Olivier-Hermal-Roton, 1296-4 et 1296-9. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Lives of Dr John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr Richard Hooker, Mr George Herbert

      First Edition. 8vo. (180 x 108mm) pp. [16], 88, 79, [1], 56, 77-140, 104. 4 plates. A8 blank in the Life of Donne. The usual jump in pagination from 56-77 in the Life of Hooker and F2 for H2 and F4 for H4. Each section has a frontispiece portrait and the Lives of Hooker, Wotton and Herbert have individual title pages in addition to the general title page. On page 88 (G4v), at the end of An Elegy on Dr Donne, "Iz. Wee" is printed for Walton's signature. The "-ee" has been altered by hand (possibly by Walton himself) to "-a" so as to read, correctly "Iz. Wa." Bound in the nineteenth century in full blue morocco with gilt decoration and border on upper and lower covers. Five raised bands, six compartments lavishly decorated in gilt. Author and title in gilt in second compartment and place and date of publication in the third compartment. Heavily decorated gilt inner dentelles stamped at the foot of the upper cover "bound by F. Bedford". All edges gilt. Marbled end papers. This is a very fine binding in superb condition with only the very slightest rubbing at the hinges. The contents are in equally good condition. Bookplate of Lord Kennet of the Dene. A beautiful book.This is the first edition of Walton's collected lives of four of the most important of the English poets and divines of the seventeenth century. An earlier version of Walton's Life of Wotton was published as part of "Reliquiæ Wottonianæ" in 1651. Walton's Elegy of Donne was first published in the 1633 edition of Donne's Poems, and the Life in the edition of Donne's LXXX Sermons in 1640. The Life of Hooker was published in 1665 and the Life of George Herbert was first published as a separate work in the same year as this collected edition.

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        TH KERCKRINGII SPICILEGIUM ANATOMICUM

      Titlepage to Kerckring's Anatomy book published in Amsterdam in 1670: 'Spicilegium anatomicum : continens observationum anatomicarum rariorum centuriam unam : nec non osteogeniam foetuum, in qua quid cuique ossiculo singulis accedat mensibus, quidve decedat & in eo per varia immutetur tempora, accuratissimè oculis subjicitur'. A woman is standing with a knife in her hand, in the act of removing the skin from a corpse. Two children in the foreground are offering some spikes to the woman. Signed on the bottom right: 'A. Blotelingh Sculp.' and lettered below: 'AMSTELODAMI, Sumptibus ANDREAE FRISII, MDCLXX.' Engraving on paper, trimmed to platemark; total: 206 x 146 mm; only state; Hollstein 125; Wess 121

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        ATLAS JAPANNENSIS: BEING REMARKABLE ADDRESSES BY WAY OF EMBASSY FROM THE EAST-IN

      London 1670, Johnson. Full tooled new leather saving the old leather, 4 double, 71 half page, 1 full page copper etched 24 double, 71 half page, 1 full page copper etched plates, folding map, 488p., 27.5 x 42.5 cm. bright copy.VERY R A R E *** *** *** . . TRULY A GREAT & EARLY FOLIO WITH PROFUSE ENGRAVINGS . . ONE OF THE EARLIEST BOOKS ON JAPAN IN ENGLISH . . A MONUMENTAL, HISTORIC AND IMPORTANT EARLY RESOURCE . . . SUBTITLE continued: Their Religions, Laws, and Customs, Prodigious Wealth & Gorgeous Habits, the Nature of Their Soil, Plants, Beasts, Hills, Rivers & Fountains With the Character of the Ancient & Modern Japanners. Collected Out of Their Several Writings and Journals by Arnoldus Montanus. English'd and Adorn'd With Above a Hundred Several Sculptures by John Ogilby, Esq; Master of His Majesties Revels in the Kingdom of Ireland. * A NOTE ABOUT THE "Old English" Spelling: This and other works of this period were commonly written in "Olde English," where the F = S ergo below spellings above taken exactly as on title page. Text also commonly has same spellings. . * * * * * * . AN HISTORIC AND IMPORTANT WORK ON JAPAN: . A truly great and possibly the first major monograph & book devoted strictly to Japan. The copper engraved plates to this large folio work represent a high-water mark in book illustrations of the 17th century. With most astute observations from actual Japanese views graphically reproduced in the classic Western-European copper engraving style. *** FOLIO This work is the most grand and a Deluxe very early if not the first major English language resource on Japan. It predates most other English sources, being a remarkable FIRST work on Japan, hitherto an isolated and unknown country in the English, Western & European worlds. It brought much needed information about this long "closed country" [Sakoku] to those would be potential trading partners. The most coveted of the "big books" dedicated with a full sub-title page to Prince Charles II. Lavishly illustrated with many full, double-folding and four-page single large & folding plates. The book size is 28 x 43 cm. . Finely printed letterpress title page in black and red ink. *** The work is complete, the first part from pages 1-312; followed by "A SECOND AND LATER DISCOURSE CONCERNING THE EMPIRE OF JAPAN" from pages 313-488. **** RARE ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION: This is a major early antiquarian resource on Japan. This work covers the primary observations and writings of two Dutch missions to Nagasaki in 1649 and 1661. . The pantheon of such superb and early primary resources are quite small. Due in fact because Japan had closed herself to the outside world, fearing that it too would be broken up into foreign-controlled pieces like China. Therefore Japan closed her doors to all Western visitors & commerce. The two brief exceptions were the Portuguese in 1549 who were allowed a small foothold on Hirado [Firado] Island in Southern Japan, and the Dutch who in 1604 were allowed to stay on a tiny island in Nagasaki harbor called Deshima. This island had a small causeway connecting it to the Nagasaki mainland, that was gated and controlled by the Shogun. * The Dutch were allowed a small amount of visiting commerce ships which traded under the Dutch East India Company auspices. The Dutch were allowed "special Japanese prostitutes" as companions, but there were not allowed to come and go off Deshima Island at will. Once a year, a person was designated by the Shogun to travel under guard to journey overland to Edo [old Tokyo] to have an audience with the Shogun. Englebert Kaempfer a Dutch doctor was one of those who went to see the Shogun and wrote a superb book published in 1727 on Japan and his life there. Check with us as we may have a copy in stock. . The current work by Montanus precedes Kaempfer's historic work by some fifty-eight years. *** FIRST AND ONLY ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION: The First Edition of Montanus was in Dutch. The English edition is by far the most desirable, valuable and rare when compared to the other translations which were later done in French & German. Seldom found on the market in complete and in very good condition. This has book has been coveted by collectors over the past four centuries. *** BINDING: The book has been rebound at an earlier time. The original dark brown leather covers has been preserved, rebound with light brown calf on all edges and spine. New black leather labels with gold stamped lettering, raised bands, new end papers, now a very solid firm copy with excellent and strong hinges. *** CONDITION: The book is complete with all plates and maps. Quite a good, solid copy, some plates and pages with minor mends using Washi archival paper. The usual mis-pagination [as issued], a complete copy with all text, folding map #1 in facsimile, with and all other original full-size folding and text plates. The pages are clean and bright for the most part an occasional but very minor faint damp stain at the upper right corner of a few pages, and the same at the lower gutter on some pages, else clean and solid. The edges are square and clean with the original pale red speckling as issued. . THE BINDING: The binding has been restored, using full calf leather going around the edges and spine, preserving the old original front & rear covers. The spine as two black leather labels with gold stamped author's name and titles, and gold stamped lines. The front covers also have gold-stamped decorative lines. . This book has a companion which is bound exactly as this title with spine label "Volume I." With title: "AN EMBASSY FROM THE EAST-INDIA COMPANY OF THE UNITED PROVINCES, TO THE GRAND TARTAR CHAM EMPEROR OF CHINA, DELIVERED BY THEIR ELCELLCIES PETER DE GOYER, AND JACOB DE KEYZER, AT HIS IMPERIAL CITY OF PEKING. " By John NIEUHOFF, London 1671, our book number: 880748, please view it on our website. . *** By and large a very nice copy, we are always overly critical of any flaws in our books. By and large a very good, collectable copy. The usual and occasional minor flaws, by and large a very good copy. Please see scans posted to our website. Please ask questions. *** SCANS: Scans of this and most of our items are posted to our website. Scans of the title page and plates may be from a different copy. Please inquire if you have any questions or requests to see exact copies from this example. *** EXTRA SHIPPING: This is a large and heavy item, appropriate shipping, packing and insurance costs apply. This item will be shipped by Federal, signature required. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY/REFERENCES: Japan 1052 * M. Takahashi: CATALOGUE OF SPECIAL BOOKS ON CHRISTIAN MISSIONS, Tenri 1932, vol. 1, p. 200, no. 4-10. * ALT JAPAN: Japan 1052 * COX, Edward G. :A REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE LITERATURE OF TRAVEL. p.325 -326 . He describes the second edition published a year later by Ogilby as "exceedingly rare. The plates represent a high-water mark in book illustration of the 17th century." He goes on to call it "...one of the most curious of the numerous works on travel in the Orient during the 17th century. Among the subjects discussed are murder in Japan, Japanese wrestlers, Japanese baths, jugglers & necromancers, burning of widows, women-raping by baboons, blood-baths, Japanese tortures, boiling waters of Singok, gardens, Japanese wines, whaling in Japan etc." * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnoldus_Montanus * H. Cordier BIBLIOTHECA JAPONICA 384-85 . Kress S 1341st . Landwehr VOC 524th . Lach, Asia in the Making of Europe, III, pp. 1873-79 . LAURES, Johannes: KIRISHITAN BUNKO, p.498 . WALTER, Lutz.: JAPAN: A Cartographic Vision, 102 *** Color of this and most items are posted to our website. .

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        Natuerlycke astrology; dat is De verthooninge, van de aert, natuer, ende kracht der planeten, aspecten met haer werckinge in ‘s menschen lichaem. Leeuwarden, Gysbert Sybes, 1659.

      Full vellum, browned. 8°, pag.: [20] 220. With two folding tables, a woodcut on the title page and numerous woodcut text illustations. Endpapers worn and waterstained throughout, small wormhole in lower margin, not affecting the text. Extremely rare edition of this curious and interesting tract on astrology by the Frisian surveyor Theodorus Hoen (?-1670), first printed in 1650, also by Gijsbert Sybes in Leeuwarden. The book is divided in two parts, each with 10 chapters. The first part gives a general survey of astrology, the second part is devoted to the prediction of the weather and natural phenomena like earthquakes, thunder and lightning etc. Especially in the first part Hoen displays his astro-medical ideas, as to his opinion astrology was of great importance for medical treatments. The appendix contains many geometrical and mathematical questions. Little is known about Hoen’s biography. From 1632 until his death in 1670 he lived in St. Annaparochie, working as surveyor and mapmaker. Probably he combined his daily, more down-to-earth work with popular astrological predictions and calculations for almanacs. In his Billandts Almanach for the year 1653 he clearly acknowledged the distinction between his two occupations: astronomy and astrology; the first being based on decent geometry and arithmetics, the latter - no less fundamental - focusing on the relation between earth, nature and humanity with the signs of the zodiac and the stars. From 1649 up to 1670 Hoen calculated almanacs, for which he was paid by the provincial authorities. They also rewarded Hoen with the sum of 30 guilders for the present astrological manual, which he had kindly dedicated to the statesmen of Frisia. A-P 8. B0105.

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        ATLAS JAPANNENSIS: BEING REMARKABLE ADDRESSES BY WAY OF EMBASSY FROM THE EAST-IN

      London 1670, Johnson. Full tooled new leather saving the old leather, 4 double, 71 half page, 1 full page copper etched 24 double, 71 half page, 1 full page copper etched plates, folding map, 488p., 27.5 x 42.5 cm. bright copy.VERY R A R E *** *** *** . . TRULY A GREAT & EARLY FOLIO WITH PROFUSE ENGRAVINGS . . ONE OF THE EARLIEST BOOKS ON JAPAN IN ENGLISH . . A MONUMENTAL, HISTORIC AND IMPORTANT EARLY RESOURCE . . . SUBTITLE continued: Their Religions, Laws, and Customs, Prodigious Wealth & Gorgeous Habits, the Nature of Their Soil, Plants, Beasts, Hills, Rivers & Fountains With the Character of the Ancient & Modern Japanners. Collected Out of Their Several Writings and Journals by Arnoldus Montanus. English'd and Adorn'd With Above a Hundred Several Sculptures by John Ogilby, Esq; Master of His Majesties Revels in the Kingdom of Ireland. * A NOTE ABOUT THE "Old English" Spelling: This and other works of this period were commonly written in "Olde English," where the F = S ergo below spellings above taken exactly as on title page. Text also commonly has same spellings. . * * * * * * . AN HISTORIC AND IMPORTANT WORK ON JAPAN: . A truly great and possibly the first major monograph & book devoted strictly to Japan. The copper engraved plates to this large folio work represent a high-water mark in book illustrations of the 17th century. With most astute observations from actual Japanese views graphically reproduced in the classic Western-European copper engraving style. *** FOLIO This work is the most grand and a Deluxe very early if not the first major English language resource on Japan. It predates most other English sources, being a remarkable FIRST work on Japan, hitherto an isolated and unknown country in the English, Western & European worlds. It brought much needed information about this long "closed country" [Sakoku] to those would be potential trading partners. The most coveted of the "big books" dedicated with a full sub-title page to Prince Charles II. Lavishly illustrated with many full, double-folding and four-page single large & folding plates. The book size is 28 x 43 cm. . Finely printed letterpress title page in black and red ink. *** The work is complete, the first part from pages 1-312; followed by "A SECOND AND LATER DISCOURSE CONCERNING THE EMPIRE OF JAPAN" from pages 313-488. **** RARE ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION: This is a major early antiquarian resource on Japan. This work covers the primary observations and writings of two Dutch missions to Nagasaki in 1649 and 1661. . The pantheon of such superb and early primary resources are quite small. Due in fact because Japan had closed herself to the outside world, fearing that it too would be broken up into foreign-controlled pieces like China. Therefore Japan closed her doors to all Western visitors & commerce. The two brief exceptions were the Portuguese in 1549 who were allowed a small foothold on Hirado [Firado] Island in Southern Japan, and the Dutch who in 1604 were allowed to stay on a tiny island in Nagasaki harbor called Deshima. This island had a small causeway connecting it to the Nagasaki mainland, that was gated and controlled by the Shogun. * The Dutch were allowed a small amount of visiting commerce ships which traded under the Dutch East India Company auspices. The Dutch were allowed "special Japanese prostitutes" as companions, but there were not allowed to come and go off Deshima Island at will. Once a year, a person was designated by the Shogun to travel under guard to journey overland to Edo [old Tokyo] to have an audience with the Shogun. Englebert Kaempfer a Dutch doctor was one of those who went to see the Shogun and wrote a superb book published in 1727 on Japan and his life there. Check with us as we may have a copy in stock. . The current work by Montanus precedes Kaempfer's historic work by some fifty-eight years. *** FIRST AND ONLY ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION: The First Edition of Montanus was in Dutch. The English edition is by far the most desirable, valuable and rare when compared to the other translations which were later done in French & German. Seldom found on the market in complete and in very good condition. This has book has been coveted by collectors over the past four centuries. *** BINDING: The book has been rebound at an earlier time. The original dark brown leather covers has been preserved, rebound with light brown calf on all edges and spine. New black leather labels with gold stamped lettering, raised bands, new end papers, now a very solid firm copy with excellent and strong hinges. *** CONDITION: The book is complete with all plates and maps. Quite a good, solid copy, some plates and pages with minor mends using Washi archival paper. The usual mis-pagination [as issued], a complete copy with all text, folding map #1 in facsimile, with and all other original full-size folding and text plates. The pages are clean and bright for the most part an occasional but very minor faint damp stain at the upper right corner of a few pages, and the same at the lower gutter on some pages, else clean and solid. The edges are square and clean with the original pale red speckling as issued. . THE BINDING: The binding has been restored, using full calf leather going around the edges and spine, preserving the old original front & rear covers. The spine as two black leather labels with gold stamped author's name and titles, and gold stamped lines. The front covers also have gold-stamped decorative lines. . This book has a companion which is bound exactly as this title with spine label "Volume I." With title: "AN EMBASSY FROM THE EAST-INDIA COMPANY OF THE UNITED PROVINCES, TO THE GRAND TARTAR CHAM EMPEROR OF CHINA, DELIVERED BY THEIR ELCELLCIES PETER DE GOYER, AND JACOB DE KEYZER, AT HIS IMPERIAL CITY OF PEKING. " By John NIEUHOFF, London 1671, our book number: 880748, please view it on our website. . *** By and large a very nice copy, we are always overly critical of any flaws in our books. By and large a very good, collectable copy. The usual and occasional minor flaws, by and large a very good copy. Please see scans posted to our website. Please ask questions. *** SCANS: Scans of this and most of our items are posted to our website. Scans of the title page and plates may be from a different copy. Please inquire if you have any questions or requests to see exact copies from this example. *** EXTRA SHIPPING: This is a large and heavy item, appropriate shipping, packing and insurance costs apply. This item will be shipped by Federal, signature required. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY/REFERENCES: Japan 1052 * M. Takahashi: CATALOGUE OF SPECIAL BOOKS ON CHRISTIAN MISSIONS, Tenri 1932, vol. 1, p. 200, no. 4-10. * ALT JAPAN: Japan 1052 * COX, Edward G. :A REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE LITERATURE OF TRAVEL. p.325 -326 . He describes the second edition published a year later by Ogilby as "exceedingly rare. The plates represent a high-water mark in book illustration of the 17th century." He goes on to call it "...one of the most curious of the numerous works on travel in the Orient during the 17th century. Among the subjects discussed are murder in Japan, Japanese wrestlers, Japanese baths, jugglers & necromancers, burning of widows, women-raping by baboons, blood-baths, Japanese tortures, boiling waters of Singok, gardens, Japanese wines, whaling in Japan etc." * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnoldus_Montanus * H. Cordier BIBLIOTHECA JAPONICA 384-85 . Kress S 1341st . Landwehr VOC 524th . Lach, Asia in the Making of Europe, III, pp. 1873-79 . LAURES, Johannes: KIRISHITAN BUNKO, p.498 . WALTER, Lutz.: JAPAN: A Cartographic Vision, 102 *** Color of this and most items are posted to our website. .

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        Waerachtige historie van 't geslachte, geboorte, leven, bedrijf, gevangenisse, examinatie, bekentenisse, rechters, proceduren, brieven, laatste woorden en doodt van wijlen Heer J. van Olden-barnevelt [...] neffens sijn remonstrantie aen hare Ed. Groot Mog. als mede de sententien van Johan van Olden-barnevelt, Gillis van Ledenbergh, Hugo de Groot en Rombout Hoogerbeets. Amsterdam, J. v.d. Straten, 1669.

      Gebonden in half leer, (18)+616 pag., geillustreerd. C1029."Haitsma Mulier 228 a; Fruin, Verspr. Geschr. VII pag. 470 e.v. Ongeauthoriseerde druk van Van der Straten, volgens een 'waarschouwinge' van Naeranus in de hieronder genoemde druk van 1670, 'vol groote en zinnelooze fouten ... zeer defect en onvolmaakt'. Het boekje is qua formaat en inhoud veel meer op het volk gericht dan de edities uit 1648/1658. Behalve een vereenvoudigde levensgeschiedenis bevat het de woordelijke tekst van de Remonstrantie van Oldenbarnevelt uit 1592 (pp. 182-272) en de Sententies over Oldenbarnevelt, van Ledenberg, de Groot, en Hogerbeets (pp. 521-610).$Het boekje is geillustreerd met de portretten van Oldenbarnevelt, de Groot en Hogerbeets en bevat een uitvouwbare prent van de terechtstelling en een prent van de doodskist van Van Ledenberg aan de galg.$Het boekje is qua inhoud, formaat, doelgroep, illustratie etc. eigenlijk niet meer vergelijkbaar met de publikaties van Naeranus uit 1648/1658."

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        Arithmeticorum libri sex, et de numeris multangulis liber unus. Cum commentariis C.G. Bacheti V.C. & observationibus D.P. de Fermat senatoris Tolosani.

      Toulouse: Bernard Bosc, 1670. Fermat's Last Theorem. First edition of Fermat's discoveries in number theory and first printing of his celebrated 'last theorem', one of the most famous problems in mathematics and unsolved for over 325 years until its solution in 1995. Norman 777. A Toulouse parlementaire with a passion for numbers, Fermat was one of the most brilliant mathematicians of his or any time. He made important discoveries in analytic geometry and algebra, and was the first European to make extensive contributions to the theory of numbers, which he restricted in principle to the domain of integers, establishing it as an independent branch of mathematics. Since most of his work in the realm of number theory remained unpublished in his lifetime and of limited circulation later, "it was neither understood nor appreciated until Euler revived it and initiated the line of continuous research that culminated in the work of Gauss and Kummer in the early nineteenth century. Indeed, many of Fermat's results are basic elements of number theory today... The importance of Fermat's work in the theory of numbers lay less in any contribution to contemporary developments in mathematics than in their stimulative effect on later generations" (DSB). His work paved the way notably for the development of the differential calculus. Fermat showed not the slightest interest in publishing his work, which remained confined to his correspondence, personal notes, and to marginal jottings in a copy of the 1621 editio princeps, edited by Claude Bachet, of Diophantus' Arithmetica. Fermat's marginalia included not only arguments against some of Bachet's conclusions, but also new problems inspired by Diophantus. After his death, Fermat's eldest son Clement-Samuel published in 1670 his father's marginalia in this new edition. Most famous of the 48 observations by Fermat included here is the tantalizing note that appears on fol. H3r; stating one of the most famous problems in mathematics; the impossibility of finding a positive integer n > 2 for which the equation xn + yn = zn holds true for the positive integers x, y, and z. Fermat noted that he had discovered a 'truly marvelous demonstration' of this proposition, but that the margin was too narrow to transcribe it. The proposition, so simple in form, became known as the single most difficult problem in mathematics, and for over 325 years no mathematician succeeded either in disproving it or in finding Fermat's mysterious proof. In 1995 Andrew Wiles, professor of mathematics at Princeton, who had been obsessed with Fermat's proposition since the age of 10, completed a 130-page proof of the theorem (first presented in 1993, with a flaw that required revision), using the most advanced techniques of modern mathematics. His achievement was described by fellow mathematicians as the mathematical equivalent 'of splitting the atom or finding the structure of DNA' (Simon Singh). Nonetheless, Wiles had had to resort to sophisticated 20th-century techniques not available to Fermat. The exact form of Fermat's proof, if indeed he had a genuine one, thus remains one of the great unsolved puzzles of mathematics. Folio (350 x 232 mm), contemporary with raised bands and gilt spine label, edges sprinkled in red, pp [12] 64; 341 [i.e., 343, pp 337-343 mispaginated 335-341]; 48. Upper front corner with some chipping and wear, some gatherings with light toning, title page with a small wormhole, inner margin of the first five leaves with a light water stain, in all a fine and entirely untouched copy.

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        1670 1st ed History of Presbyterian Church SECRETS Heylyn Martyrs Puritans

      Oxford : Printed for Jo. Crosley, and are to be sold in London by Tho. Basset, at the George neer Cliffords-Inne in Fleetstreet, and Chr. Wilkinson, at the Black-Boy over against S. Dunstans Church in Fleetstreet, 1670. First edition - 1670 1st ed History of Presbyterian Church SECRETS Heylyn Martyrs Puritans This book is a concise but thorough history of the Presbyterian Church. Peter Heylyn compares the beliefs and views of Calvinism to Presbyterian. In addition to these comparisons, we are given light to martyrs and other executions that occurred to help shape the Presbyterian Church. Many of the establishments of the Presbyterian Church throughout Great Britain were established in secret, which were no longer secret after this book was published! Item number: #1213 Price: $950 HEYLYN, Peter Aerius redivivus, or, The history of the Presbyterians : containing the beginnings, progress and successes of that active sect, their oppositions to monarchial and episcopal government, their innovations in the church, and their imbroylments of the kingdoms and estates of Christendom in the pursuit of their designes, from the year 1536 to the year 1647. Oxford : Printed for Jo. Crosley, and are to be sold in London by Tho. Basset, at the George neer Cliffords-Inne in Fleetstreet, and Chr. Wilkinson, at the Black-Boy over against S. Dunstans Church in Fleetstreet, 1670. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [14], 307, [1], 261-482, [2] o Signatures: A6, B-4E4 (Hazlitt) • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • References: Wing H1681; Arber's Term cat. I 20; Madan 2855; Hazlitt, 111; o First edition, according to Wing • Provenance: Handwritten – Arthur Manning • Language: English • Size: ~11.75in X 7.75in (29.5cm x 20cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1213 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La porte ouverte, pour parvenir à la connoissance du paganisme caché. Ou la vraye représentation de la vie, des mœurs, de la religion, & du service divin des Bramines, qui demeurent sur les Costes de Coromandel, & aux pays circonvoisins. Par le Sieur Abraham Roger, qui a fait la résidence plusieurs années sur les dites Costes, & a fort exactement recherché tout ce qu'il y avoit de plus curieux. Avec des remarques des noms & des choses les plus importantes. Enrichies de plusieurs figures en taille-douce. Traduite en françois par le Sieur Thomas La Grue.

      Amsterdam, Jean Schipper, 1670, pleine basane de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, mors fendu sur 1 cm. -Petites tache d'encres noire sur le f. de titre, masquant 3 lettres du nom Coromandel et sur les pp. 209 à 211, sans gravité ; rousseurs éparses, qq. ff. roussis. -7 figures in-texte. - in-4 de 1 titre frontispice-(14)-371-(4) pp. + 1 pl. dépl. h.t. ; Edition originale en français (E.O. : 1651).Caillet 9560 ; Dorbon 4208.Cette édition parut avec deux pages de titre différentes. Elle est illustrée d'un frontispice, d'une gravure à pleine page et de 6 gravures à mi-page.Ces illustrations représentent diverses cérémonies religieuses et des scènes de mortification de corps.Les pp. 291 à 339 sont consacrées aux "proverbes de Barthruherri sur le chemin qui conduit au ciel et sur la conduite raisonnable". C'est l'un des premiers textes sanscrits imprimés en Europe."Roger (Abraham), pasteur protestant, s'embarqua en 1640 pour les Indes Orientales, et resta près de six ans attaché comme ministre de l'Evangile à la factorie hollandaise de Palivent, sur la côte de Coromandel. Il profita de son séjour dans cette contrée alors peu connue, pour s'instruire des usages des Hindous, et ayant eu le bonheur de se lier avec quelques brahmines, il en obtint des renseignements précieux sur leur croyance et leur culte. [.] L'ouvrage traite fort au long des superstitions de l'Inde et des maléfices qui s'y exercent. Il est très complet et très recherché." (Caillet).

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        Traitez singuliers et nouveaux contre le paganisme du Roy-Boit : - Le I° du jeusne ancien de l'Eglise catholique la veille des Roys - Le II° de la Royauté des Saturnales remise et contrefaite par les chrestiens charnels en cette feste - Le III° de la superstition du Phoebé, ou de la sottise du Febué...

      P., Vve C. Savreux, 1670, in 12, de 28ff. 346pp., en-têtes gravées et culs-de-lampe, pl. veau brun époque, dos orné, coiffe sup. lég. usée, restauration ancienne en marge d'un feuillet sinon bon exemplaire. Edition originale de ce très curieux traité. Deslyons fait partie des théologiens bizarres et il s'en prend ici à la fête de l'Epiphanie et au festin de la veille des Rois, avec ses cris du "Roi boit", sa fève royale et son innocente gaité. Il rattache cette tradition populaire aux antiques saturnales et autres coutumes païennes débridées, comme la fête des fous, et se livre à des investigations étymologiques sur la fève employée dans le gâteau des Rois, qu'il rapproche de Phoebus, de Faba ou d'Ephebe! ¶ Dinaux, Les sociétés badines bachiques I.p.320 -Vicaire 272 - Du Roure Analecta Biblion II.p.310 - Oberlé Fastes de Bacchus n°496 - Brunet III.1255.

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        [1] Inleydingh tot de practijck der al-gemeene schilder-konst (...) dienende tot een voorlooper van een ander werck. Middelburg, W. Goeree, 1670. [Gebonden met:] [2] Inleydinge tot de al-gemeene teycken-konst. 2e druk, Middelburg, Goeree, 1670. [En met:] [3] Verlichterie-kunde of recht gebruyck der water-verwen (...) eertijts uytgegeven door (...) G. ter Brugge. 2e druk, Middelburg, W. Goeree, 1670.

      Geheel perkamenten band uit de tijd, (16)+133+(6)+126+(16)+42+58 pag. Geillustreerd met 3 gegraveerde titels en enkele gravures in de tekst. Mooi exemplaar.

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        Silva-ducis aucta & renata, of een nieuwe ende gantsch vermeerderde beschrijvinge van de stadt van 's Hertogen-bossche. 's Hertogenbosch, Scheffers e.a., 1670.

      4°, (1)+235+(7) pag., half leer. Rug sleets. Gebonden met: Dezelfde, Een nieuwe ende vermeerderde beschrijvinge van de meyerye van 's Hertogen-bossche. 's Hertogenbosch, Scheffers e.a., 1670. (6)+146+(5) pag. Geillustreerd met o.a. gezicht op de stad.

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        Lexicon Geographicum in Quo Universi Orbis

      Parissiis - Apud Franciscum Muguet, 1670 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Philippus Ferrarius' Lexicon Geographicum. Two volumes bound in one. In the original Latin. This work is a geographical work on the cities of the New World, the regions, provinces and realms. Filippo Ferrari was in Italian Servite monk and scholar. He was a geographer and noted hagiographer. Condition: Rebound in a half calf binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, generally smart with patches of rubbing to the spine. Evidence of library plate removal to the tail of spine. Internally, firmly bound. Library plate to the front pastedown, Bishop Philpott's Library Truro. Library shelf number in pencil to the recto of front endpaper. Front free endpaper has a portion missing at the tail of gutter. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with the odd spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Histoire de l'etat présent de l'Empire Ottoman: contenant les maximes politiques des Turcs [.] Traduit de l'Anglois de Monsieur Ricaut [.] par Monsieur Briot.

      Paris, Sébastien Mabre-Cramoisy, 1670. - Folio (218 x 282 mm). (12), 382, (2) pp. With separate engraved title page, 21 engravings in the text, 3 engraved headpieces and 3 engraved initials. Contemp. full calf with giltstamped spine (rebacked preserving the original spine). The rare first French edition (first issue, in-folio) of Sir Paul Rycaut‘s famous Turkish chronicle, drawn from various authentic sources and from the author‘s own observations. "His most important work [.] presents an animated and, on the whole, faithful picture of Turkish manners" (DNB). "This work is regarded as one of the best of its kind with respect to the religious and military state of Turkey" (Cox). "Provides an account of the society and political system of the Ottoman Empire with unprecedented thoroughness" (cf. Osterhammel, Die Entzauberung Asiens, 32). "An extremely important and influential work, which provides the fullest account of Ottoman affairs during the 17th century" (Blackmer). The attractive engravings depict dignitaries and persons of various ranks in their costumes, also including the illustration of a turban. "Rycaut was appointed consul in Smyrna, where he resided for eleven years. His information on the Ottoman Empire was taken from several sources: original records, and from a Polish resident of some nineteen years at the Ottoman court" (Aboussouan). - 18th century ink ownership of Paul Lignon de Brassac on title page; additional ownership ("Dr. Lignon") and notes on flyleaf. Some browning fingerstaining, mainly confined to margins; slight worming affecting upper edge of first two leaves. Binding rubbed; corners bumped. A wide-margined copy. Weber II, 330. Goldsmith R 1262. Aboussouan 806 (lacking a leaf). Graesse VI/1, 108. Cf. Atabey 1069. Blackmer 1464. Lipperheide Lb 19 (all 2nd ed.). Hiler 770 (1686 English ed.). Howgego R 92 (Rouen 1677 ed.). Cox I, 210. Not in Colas. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ateneo dei letterati milanesi [..].

      nella Stampa di Francesco Vigone, 1670. In-4° (cm. 20,8), legatura coeva in p. pergamena rigida con titolo ms. al dorso, tagli spruzzati; pp. [24] 520, [24] in ottimo stato e crocchianti (posposizione all'ultimo fascicolo di due carte introduttive), con capilettera fregi e finalini in silografia; antiche note manoscritte al risguardo. Edizione originale e unica. «E' la migliore bio-bibliografia milanese dopo quella dell'Argelati; oltre ad un breve cenno della vita degli autori, l'autore dà un elenco delle opere stampate [..] e manoscritte. Gli indici [..] ne agevolano la consultazione» [Piantanida 3613]. Cfr. Predari 355; Lozzi 2679. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Umbständliche und Eigentliche Beschreibung von Africa und denen darzu gehörigen Königreiche und Landschaften....Flüssen, Gewächsen, Thieren, Sitten, Trachten, Sprachen....Beschreibung der Insulen in Afrika

      Umbständliche und Eigentliche Beschreibung von Africa und denen darzu gehörigen Königreiche und Landschaften, als Egypten, Barbarien, Libyen,Biledulgerid, dem Lande der Negros, Guine, Etiopien, Abyssina, und den Africanischen Insulen: zusamt deren Verscheidenen Nahmen, Grentzen,Städten, Flüssen, Gewächsen, Thieren, Sitten, Trachten, Sprachen, Reichthum, Gottesdienst, und Regierung. Wobey die Land- Carten und Abrisse der Städte, Trachten und in Kupfer auß unterschiedlichen neuen Land- und Reise- Beschreibungen mit fleiß zusammen gebracht Durch O.Dapper,D von 1670 angebunden. Eigentliche Beschreibung der Insulen in Afrika: als da seynd: Madagaskar, die Lorentz- Insel, die Tohmas- Insel, die Kanarischen Inseln, die Inseln des Grühnen Vorgebürges, Malta und andere. Darinnen derselben Nahmen, Gelegenheit, Städte, Flüsse, Gewächse, Tiere, Sitten, Trachten, Sprachen, Reichtühmer, Gottesdienst, und Beherzschungen, angewiesen werden. Mit unterschiedlichen Abrissen der Insulen, so wohl selbsten, als anderer darauf bedfindlichen Dinge. von 1671 VON O.DAPPER Erste deutsche Ausgabe aus dem Verlag von Jacob Meurs (Amsterdam) aus dem Jahre 1670. Gebunden in einen sehr schönen geprägten Ledereinband der Zeit mit beiden Schließen über Holzdeckel gezogen. Buchformat: 33cm x 22 cm x 8 cm. Mit einem Portrait in Kupferstich, zahlreichen Textkupferstichen,10 doppelseitigen Kupferstichkarten (davon 1 nur zur Hälfte vorhanden) und 30 doppelseitigen Kupferstichtafeln (davon 2 nur zur Hälfte vorhanden). Das Werk enthält 2 Teile. ZUSTAND: Gesamthaft gutes Exemplar mit Gebrauchsspuren, teilweise kleine Restaurationen, sehr schöner fester Einband, innen teilweise gebräunt und etwas fleckig, einige wenige Seiten und Tafeln mit Randläsuren oder Einrissen oder kleine Wurmspuren,. Im 1. Teil fehlt die Karte nach Seite 1, Africae die halbe Kupfertafel nach Seite 66, Alexandrie die Karte nach Seite 324, Nigritarum Region (Südafrika) die halbe Karten nach Seite 666, Aethiopia (Mittelafrika) Im 2. Teil fehlt die Seite 41/42, die halbe Karte Valetta vor Seite 85, die 4 Blatt ab Seite 97 Fehlseiten als Digitale Kopie vorhanden oder für 100 biete ich ein Reprint Band in Original Große an 24,5 x 30,5 cm, mit 500 versicherter Versand 7 DHL

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        Oesterreichische Marg-Graffen Von Leopold den Durchleuchtigen vnd Ersten biß auff Heinrich, letzten Marggraffen vnd I. Hertzogen zu Oesterreich . Vnter welchen Leopoldus Der Gottsförchtige oder Heilige vnd VI. Marggraff der Glorwürdigst. Dero Ritterliche Thaten insonderheit deß h. Leopoldi Leben Tugendreicher Wandel, Wunderthaten, Canonization, Erhebung, Stifftung deß Gottshauß Closter-Neuburg sambt dem Officio von Jhme. Auß alten bewehrten Jahrs-Büchern verfasset, in Teutscher Sprach beschriben vnd mit Kupferstichen geziert. Durch Adamum Scharrer Regulierten Chor-Herrn vnd Dechant zu Closter-Neuburg.

      Wienn, bey Leopold Voigt 1670. - VD17 23:240492V (elektronische Quelle). Cernik: Augustiner 205f. Röhrig, Stangler: Der heilige Leopold. Ausstellungskatalog. 1985. S. 19. Vgl. Thieme-B. 23,110 - wichtige und vielzitierte Quelle zur Geschichte Leopold III. (1073-1136) u. d. Stiftes Klosterneuburg. Der Verfasser A. Scharrer (1631-1681), Augustiner-Chorherr, war seit 1667 Dechant u. ab 1675 Probst von Klosterneuburg. Die gut erhaltenen Kupfertafeln in kräftigen Abzügen stammen von Johann Martin Lerch (1643-1693). Kl-8°. Gest. Frontisp. (Im Lerch del. et sc.), Titelbl., 13 nn. Bll., 404 S., mit 6 gest. Taf., 6 nn. Bll., mit Initialen, Kopfleisten u. Schlussvignetten. Halblederband aus neuerer Zeit, Lederrücken mit Beschriftung und Verzierung in Goldprägung, sow. e. kleinen Klebeschildchen mit gedruckter Zählung, Einbanddeckel mit Leinenüberzug, Buchschnitt rotgefärbt, Seiten fast weiß, nur einige fleckig. Mit Klebeschildchen mit Zählung am vorderen Schmutzumschlag avers u. e. Namensstempel (Thejl ?) am Titelblatt. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Sigismundi Scacciae Tractatus de Sententia et Re Iudicata: Omnibus admodum Utilis, Iudicibus Autem, Ducibus, Regibus, aliisque Principibus magna ex parte necessarius; Liber III. De Iudiciis, &c

      apud Iohannem Petrum Dupoirie, Coloniae Allobrogum [Genoa] 1670 - [8], 502, [60] p.; 34 cm. Contemporary vellum spine and corners with marbled papers over boards. Leather spine label with gilt-tooled title "Scaccie de Sentetia." Woodcut title vignette of a crown; woodcut head-pieces and initials. Printed in columns. Sigismondo Scaccia (1564-1634), an Italian jurist, wrote several important works on financial law and criminal law. In Very Good Condition: loss from lower edge of spine label, without loss of title; boards are rubbed with resulting loss of paper, primarily along edges; foxing and minor staining; otherwise clean and tight. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The adventures of (Mr T. S.) an English merchant, taken prisoner by the Turks of Algiers, and carried into the inland countries of Africa: with a description of the kingdom of Algiers, of all the towns and places of note thereabouts. Whereunto is added a relation of the chief commodities of the countrey, and of the actions and manners of the people. Written first by the author, and fitted for the publick view by A. Roberts.

      London, (William Wilson and) Moses Pitt, 1670. - Small 8vo. (8), 252 [but 254], (2) pp. (includes final leaf of ads). Contemporary calf, rebacked. First edition of this extraordinary account of an Englishman’s capture by Barbary pirates and subsequent adventures as a slave in Algeria. The narrative is framed as an authentic journal of a deceased traveller, prepared for the press by a friend of the departed. Through this mechanism the reader is taken into a proto-novelistic fantasy, albeit one that must have been informed by genuine experience of Eastern travel. As a slave under numerous masters the author tricks his way variously into employment as the cook to the King of Algiers, is then demoted to Keeper of the King’s Bath and secretly fathers a daughter with one of the King’s wives. After an unsuccessful stint as a gardener’s assistant he journeys in the service of an officer, collecting tribute money with the Algerian army and offers his services as an advisor to the Ottoman governor of Tlemcen. He recounts observations on the various peoples encountered and their customs and peculiarities, marvelling at flying serpents, lions and ostriches and skirmishing with an army of Arabs. Against a backdrop of mosques, minarets and palaces, the narrative is peppered with anecdotes of meetings with Barbary pirates, European renegados, and dalliances with alluring women of the Maghreb. - The author takes particular relish in recounting the details of his sexual adventures: "the women in this country keep much at home, but their minds and affections are more wandering abroad, because they are so recluse; whereas if they had as much liberty as in other countries they would not be so furiously debauch’d: their husbands keep strict guard over them, that when they can escape their eyes, they give the reins to their passion, and labour to satisfy themselves more abundantly; stolen waters are sweet: the more they are forbidden and hindered from variety, the more pleasure and satisfaction they fancy in it [.] had my design been to make conquests in the Empire of Love, I think none could have been more happy [.] this good opinion of my ability spread & increased wonderfully in the town [.]". A separate appended section offers directions for navigating the Barbary coast. The work is of value both as a travel narrative and as a proto-novel reflecting the European fascination with the Orient. This is one of four journeys undertaken by Englishmen in the Ottoman Mediterranean analysed recently by Gerald Maclean in his 2004 study "The rise of Oriental travel: English visitors to the Ottoman Empire, 1580-1720". - Provenance: small stamp of Bibliothèque Generale, Rabat, to title, first leaf of dedication, and first leaf of text. Small ownership stamp of Alexander Gardyne, 1883, to verso of title. Manuscript bookplate of Henry White, Lichfield, 1820, to pastedown. A very good copy. Playfair, Morocco, 244. Playfair, Algeria, 155. Pforzheimer, 846. Wing S152. Not in Blackmer or Atabey. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Autographed Document Signed

      1670. unbound. 1 page, 6 x 7.5 inches, no place, August 11, 1670. This exceedingly rare document -- a prescription written in Latin -- is boldly signed "Thomas Guidott, M.D." Some soiling and foxing, otherwise very good. Guidott, Doctor of Physics, became the 17th century's most prolific scientist using the latest techniques of the time for analysis. In 1699 he published his first book documenting the curative properties of the warm springs native to Bath, England. He was the first medical doctor and scientist to recognize the health-giving properties of the hot mineral waters.

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        THE FAMOUS HISTORY OF THE SEVEN CHAMPIONS OF CHRISTENDOM The First Part [&] Second Part [&] THE FAMOUS HISTORY OF MONTELION Knight of the Oracle

      Printed by G.P. for Andrew Crook, 1670 [&] J.R. and W.W. for A. Thackeray and T. Passenger, 1687. 3 vols in 1. 8vo. Bound in green half calf on marbled paper-laid boards, all edges blue and red (edges scuffed and rubbed). Pp. 169 (bottom corner of p. 169 torn away) [&] 186, illus with engraved frontispiece for Montelion only (previous owner's armorial bookplate on front paste-down and ink annotations on recto of rear endpaper).

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        Gran Cairo.

      Bologna, Longhi, 1670. - 945 x 620 mm. Engraved view on 2 sheets joined, letterpress text pasted below (4 columns in Italian, 4 columns in Latin: "Descrittione del gran Cairo [.] Cairi quae olim Babylon") with publisher's imprints. Watermark Panzano. Unrecorded in the standard bibliographies and without counterpart in western libraries, this unique, large-scale view of Cairo reflects the economic and cultural effervescence of the second-largest city in the Empire: under Ottoman rule since 1517 and having expanded south and west from its nucleus around the Citadel, Cairo in the latter half of the 17th century was second only to Constantinople. The Ottoman influence may be discerned in the people's clothing in the foreground as well as in the city's architecture. On the river Nile, the map depicts numerous trade boats and sailors. To the left are soldiers battling as part of a tournament; on the right are the Sphinx (wearing a necklace!) and the famous pyramids of Giza: those of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, as well as the smaller pyramids. The centre of the city shows numerous mosques and gardens. The letterpress text pasted under the engraving provides mostly historical and geographical information (in Italian and Latin). - Longhi's panorama seems to draw various aspects from previous works to create its own original representation of the Egyptian city. Indeed, it bears some resemblance to Braun and Hogenberg's 1572 "Cairos, quae olim Babylon, Aegypti maxima urbs", published in their famous "Civitates orbis terrarum". There are also similarities with Donato Bertelli's "La gran città del Cairo" (Venice 1575), as well as with the map of "Le Grand Caire" produced by the French soldier and traveller Henri de Beauveau (published in his "Relation journaliere du voyage du Levant", Nancy 1615). Ultimately, these plans probably all derive from a 1549 woodcut panorama credited to Matteo Pagano (or a Venetian engraving derived from it), as they all depict the city from the same viewpoint and on a similar scale. Longhi's map even takes up some of the ornaments of the Braun/Hogenberg map, such as the two people riding on a horse and a donkey in the foreground, though the antiquities as well as the numerous irrigation wheels are here shown in much greater detail. - According to scholars, Gioseffo (Giuseppe) Longhi (1620-91) issued a series of views of Italian and foreign cities between 1654 and 1674. A publisher, bookseller and archiepiscopal printer, he was active in Bologna from 1650 to the time of his death. Not only did he publish maps, but he was also a prolific literary editor, notably publishing all the dramatic works of the Italian playwright Giacinto Cicognini. - Some small marginal tears repaired; slight marginal fraying to upper left. Cf. Tooley, Mapmakers III, 150 (for Giuseppe Longhi); Schulz, Venice 70 (for Arrigoni/Bertarelli).

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        1670 Herman Hugo Pia Desideria OT Bible Emblemata Illustrated EMBLEMS Poetry

      Parisiis, Apud Ioannem Henault, Bibliopolam Iuratum, via Iacobaea, ad insigne Angeli-Custodis. M. DC. LXX. [1670]. - 1670 Herman Hugo Pia Desideria OT Bible Emblemata Illustrated EMBLEMS Poetry “Pia Desideria the most popular religious emblem book of the 17th-century!” Herman Hugo first published this book in 1624 in Latin. ‘Pia Desideria’ includes sequences of Bible verses, mostly Old Testament, from Job, Song of Solomon, and Psalms. The verses themselves are illustrated with a full-page copper engraving and paired with a poem of Herman Hugo himself. Each of the engravings features a young boy and girl representing the relationship between love and the human soul. Item number: #892 Price: $550 HUGO, Herman Pia desideria, authore Hermanno Hugone e Societate Iesv. Editio postrema, Recognita & Emendata. Ad illustrissimum dominum mole. Parisiis, Apud Ioannem Henault, Bibliopolam Iuratum, via Iacobaea, ad insigne Angeli-Custodis. M. DC. LXX. [1670]. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [22], 190 o Illustrated with 46 copper engraved plates of Boece and Bolswert • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • References: Landwehr 1046; Arber Term Cat. • Language: French & Latin • Size: ~4.5in X 2.5in (12cm x 6.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 892 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la Floride, ou Relation de ce qui s'est Passé au Voyage de Ferdinand de Soto . traduit en François par P. Richelet .

      Gervais Clovzier, Paris 1670 - (5 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches). [12], 452; [12], 414 pp. Contemporary vellum, manuscript title on spine Provenance: Dukes of Arenberg, Nordkirchen (armorial bookplate) First edition in French of the foundation work on the De Soto Expedition. One of the basic works on the De Soto Expedition, written by the half Spanish-half Peruvian historian of the New World Garcilaso de la Vega ("El Inca"), the first distinguished man of letters to be born there. De Soto, one of the most famous of the conquistadors, landed in Florida, near Tampa Bay, in the spring of 1539. He explored northward, attacking and enslaving local Indians until retaliatory strikes made his progress a running battle. In 1540 the expedition moved north and then west, crossing present-day Georgia, through central South Carolina and into western North Carolina. From here he crossed northern Alabama and Mississippi, where several major Indian attacks deprived the expedition of much of its equipment. In the spring of 1541 he crossed the Mississippi, and spent all of that year in present-day Arkansas. De Soto died the following year and was buried in the Mississippi to conceal his loss from the Indians; the survivors of the expedition rafted down the river and managed to sail small boats to Mexico. The De Soto expedition is thus the first major European exploration of much of the Southeast United States, as well as Arkansas. "This is a contemporary narrative of Hernando de Soto's Conquest of Florida, and the second to be published [following that of the Gentleman of Elvas]. The work is based upon the relations of eye-witnesses and was written forty years after the events which it narrates . It is based upon conversations with a noble Spaniard who had accompanied de Soto as a volunteer, and upon the written but illiterate reports of two common soldiers, Alonzo de Carmona, of Priego, and Juan Coles, of Zabra" (Church). The "noble Spaniard" referred to was one Silvestre, who related details from memory to Garcilaso some time in the 1570s or 1580s. Via this, elements of exaggeration and romance entered the narrative which make it less reliable than the other narratives of the expedition, although still of great value. "One of the major accounts of the travels of De Soto in Florida and throughout the present day Southeastern United States . the Inca's work remains the major literary by-product of this historic invasion.[it] has earned the distinction of being the first work published by a native-born American author" (Servies). First published in Spanish in Lisbon in 1605, the work was not translated into French until the present edition translated by P. Richelet. This first French edition is quite rare in the marketplace, with only one other copy located in the auction records. Sabin 98749; Palau 354837; Eberstadt 130:226. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        FRANKREICH, FRANCE, 1670 VISSCHER Titel: Galliae seu Franciae Tabula ; qua omnes Provinciae, Viae angiariae, et aliae res notatu dignae distincté et accuraté ostenduntur ; cum Privilegio Ordin. General. Belgii Foederati

      Amsterdam Nicolas Visscher [ca. 1670] Landkarte / map, original altkolorierter Kupferstich, 55x47,cm, - Maßstab in graph. Form (Milliaria Germanica Communia, Milliaria Gallica Communia). - Titelkartusche unten linksVersand D: 9,00 EUR

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        [Fete Book] Courses de Testes et de Bague faittes par le Roy, et par les Princes et Seigneurs de sa Cour, en l'Annee 1662

      A Paris: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1670. First Edition. Half-Calf. Near Fine. First French Edition (published simultaneously with a Latin version) of a lavishly illustrated fête book describing the famed carrousel of 1662, a spectacular equestrian display staged by young Louis XIV. Folio: [8],8,17-61,[1,blank],63-67,[1,imprimatur],65-104pp, including half-title and engraved title (with portrait of Louis XIV by Gilles Rousselet), plus 96 engravings (4 double-page depictions of processions; 3 double-page views of assembled participants and spectators; double-page illustration of the King in costume as a Roman emperor on horseback; 29 large text illustrations, mostly equestrian portraits; 59 emblems and devices of participants and miscellaneous decorations) by Israel Silvestre, Francois Chauveau and Rousselet after Silvestre and Chauveau; 12 head- and tailpieces, and 7 engraved initials. Eighteenth-century half morocco, spine in seven compartments gilt between raised bands, paper covered boards with green octagonal escutcheon on upper cover. An excellent copy with deep, rich plate impressions; occasional staining and marginal soiling, several old minor paper repairs, leaf 51 (with emblematic engravings) damp-stained and possibly supplied from another copy; binding secure and tight, with staining and wear to covers. Provenance: period library shelf label and bookplate of Paul and Marianne Gourary (this copy sold by Christie's as Lot 355 on 12 June 2009) on front paste down, period ink monogram on first blank and half-title. Tchemerzine (1977) V, 162. Vinet 504. Watanabe 1908. The square in front of the Tuilleries was used to host the games in which five teams, or "quadrilles," representing Romans (led by the King), Persians, Turks, East Indians and American Indians, challenged each other in a series of events staged in a vast amphitheater.The engravings illustrate scenes of the arena, individual members and supporters of the teams, and the teams' emblematic devices. Perrault, of course, is best known for creating an entire literary genre, the fairy tale, derived from half-forgotten folk tales. His Le Petit Chaperon rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), Cendrillon (Cinderella), Le Chat Botté (Puss in Boots), La Barbe bleue (Bluebeard), and many others were later rewritten and popularized by the Brothers Grim. But he began his career as an official in charge of royal buildings during the reign of the Sun King.

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        Fueros y Observancias del Reyno de Aragon. [Junto con:] Fueros y Actos de Corte de el Reyno de Aragon, hechos. en las Cortes convocadas en la Ciudad de Calatayud y prorogadas a la de Zaragoça, y en ella fenecidas en los Años de M.DC.LXXVII y M.DC.LXXVIII.

      Pascual Bueno, 1670ca y 1678, Zaragoza: - 31 folios, 296 folios. 2 hojas, 36 folios. Holandesa piel del siglo XIX. Muy ocasionalmente algún punto de óxido, Palau 95976. Ejemplar de la biblioteca de Joan Lluís Gili, con su ex-libris. En el folio 189 y con portada propia: Fueros del Reyno de Aragon del año de 1553. En el 199: Fueros. 1564. En el 217: Fueros. 1585. En el 228: Fueros. hechos en las Cortes de Tarazona en el año 1592. En el 243: Fueros. en las Cortes de Barbastro en el año 1624. En el 278: Fueros. en las Cortes de Zaragoza el año 1645 y 1646. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sylva Sylvarum, or a Natural History in Ten Centuries

      London: J. R. For William Lee , 1670. Book measures 11 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Collation, engraved frontis, engraved title, printed title, [14],[2],215pp, [1],[20], [8], 64pp, [2],continuation from 221-227[1],31pp. Bound in full modern calf, raised bands, gilt lines, and title lettering, blind stamp tooling. Leather very lightly rubbed. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, some occasional light staining, some pages very slight dust/dirt marked. Pages in good clean condition. A nice copy, in a very good clean firm binding. . Ninth Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Small Folio.

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        Notomie di Titiano, dedicata all'ill Sig. Franc. Ghisillieri.

      (Bologna, circa 1670). ____ Très rare suite gravée par Bonavera d'après les illustrations du "De humani corporis fabrica" de Vésale (Basel, 1543). Beau titre gravé avec le portrait de Titien au-dessus du lion de Saint-Marc et 17 planches (3 du squelette et 14 des muscles), devant de magnifiques paysages, sans texte ni les chiffre d'identification des muscles. On lit sur la première planche : "Ticianus inventor et delineavt. Dominicus Bonauera sculpsit." Les planches du "De humani corporis fabrica" étaient attribuées à l'époque au Titien. Elles proviennent de son atelier et sont attribuées plus spécialement à Jan Stephen van Calcar. Certaines planches sont très certainement l'oeuvre de Vésale lui-même. Cette très belle suite, se trouve très rarement complète comme ici. Bon exemplaire, très grand de marges. Cushing VI. D.-9. Choulant Franck 196. NLM 12323. Manque au catalogue de la Bibliothèque Nationale. *-------* Beautiful engraved title with a portrait of Titian above St. Mark's lion and 17 plates (3 skeletal plates and the 14 muscle plates) decorated with scenic landscapes and without text and lettering and identification of the muscles. Formerly attributed to Tiziano Vecelli, but now generally conceded to have been drawn by his atelier and more particulary by Jan Stephen van Calcar. "The cumulative evidence points with the near certainty to the fact that the illustrations of the "Fabrica" emanated from the atelier of Titian. Jan van Kalkar, Domenico Campagnola and other artists participated in the work under the supervision of the master, but some of the plates are certainly the work of Vesalius himself." (Saunders, O'Malley, The illustrations from the work of Andreas Vesalius of Brussels, p. 29). In-folio. [505 x 360 mm] Collation : titre, 17 planches. Demi-veau brun, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure récente dans le style de l'époque.).

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        EPIKTÊTOY Egcheiridion, KEBÊTOS thêbaiou Pinaks; kai THEOPHRASTOY Êthikoi Charaktêres. Epicteti Enchiridion, Cebetis Thebani Tabula; et Theophrasti Characteres Ethici. Cum versione latina. Denuo recognita & notis illustrata.

      Oxford (Oxonii), E Theatro Sheldoniano, 1670. 8vo. (XV)(1),143(1);95(1),8 p. Calf 15.5 cm (Ref: Oldfather 175, see also 114; Ebert 6771; not in Hoffmann; only 2 copies in the British Libraries; cf. Brunet 2,1012, who mentions an edition of 1707) (Details: Back ruled gilt, and with 4 raised bands. Black morocco shield in second compartment. Boards ruled with double fillet borders. Greek text with facing Latin translation) (Condition: Cover scuffed and worn at the extremes. Head of the spine gone for 1 cm. Front joint beginning to split. Corners bumped) (Note: This book is the first publication for the market, i.e. 'real book', printed in the famous Sheldonian Theatre, which was named after the Chancellor of the University, and archbishop of Canterbury, Gilbert Sheldon. The building, a work of Christopher Wren, was completed in 1668. The Vice-Chancellor of the University John Fell 'the most powerful man on the University' in those days 'persuaded Sheldon that, when not in use, the building might be used for printing. Composing frames and presses, (no less than five, a large number then) all built locally, were moved in before the builders were out, late in 1668 or early 1669'. (N. Barker, 'The Oxford University Press and the spread of Learning, 1478-1978, Oxf., 1978, p. 15) In F. Madan's 'Oxford books, a bibliography of printed works relating to the University and City of Oxford, or printed or published there' (Oxford, 1895-1931) we found for 1670 only a few small occasional publications, e.g. some epicedia (funeral songs), or more or less internal University documents, such as the 'Parecbolae sive excerpta e corpore statutorum Universitatis Oxon. in usum juventutis academicae'. The only real book 'e Theatro Sheldoniano' in 1670 is this Epictetus/Cebes/Theophrastus edition. (Madan, vol. 3 (1931), no. 2853) For the previous year of 1669 Madan mentions only the imprint 'e theatro Sheldoniano' for the occasional poem of Corbet Owen, 'Carmen Pindaricum', a bad poem by the way, which was recited at the opening of the Theatre on the 9th of July 1669. In order to understand the following search for the identity of the editor of this anonymous 1670 edition, one should know that an expanded edition 'e Theatro Sheldoniano' was printed in 1680 (also anonymously), and another one in 1707. The 1707 edition mentions on its title an editor, 'C. Aldrich' (Carolus, Charles Aldrich), student of 'Christ Church'. Later bibliographers assumed that this same Aldrich must also have been responsible for the anonymous 1670 & 1680 editions. Now Aldrich's dates are 1681-1737. (See for Charles Aldrich 'A directory of the parochial libraries of the Church of England and the Church of Wales' by N.R. Ker & M. Perkins, London 2004, p. 235, s.v. Henley-On-Thames, where the story of his library is told) So, Charles Aldrich cannot have produced the edition of 1670, nor that one of 1680. He however gives us a clue to the identity of the editor of the 1680 edition. The real editor of the 1680 edition, we must conclude, is most probably the classical scholar, Dean of Christ Church, bishop of Oxford, John Fell, because Aldrich tells us on page a4-recto of his 'Ad Lectorem' that he 'minime deflexisse' from 'illa Felli editione' of 1680. This could mean of course 'from the edition of the University Press, led by John Fell', but this seems far fetched. More probable is that Aldrich refers to an Epictetus edition of 1680, which was produced by Fell himself. The name on the title of the 1707 edition caused later bibliographers (Fabricius/Harles, Bibliotheca Graeca, Hamburg, 1796, volume V, p. 80, but also Oldfather in his 'Bibliography of Epictetus', no's 114 and 117) to ascribe the 1670 and 1680 edition erroneously to Aldrich. As shown above, the almost certain editor of the 1680 edition is John Fell. On the title of the 1680 edition even the phrase on the title of 1670 'denuo recognita & notis illustrata' was copied. That it is a reprint (with the addition of passages from Prodicus and Cicero, not yet found in the first edition) of 1670 is proved by the reproduction in 1680 of the 1670 misprint of 'viderà' for 'videre' on page A4-verso of the preface. In the preface of 1670 it is admitted that the edition is based on earlier ones, especially those of Meric Casaubon and Salmasius, but the editor claims to have filled some 'lacunae' and to have corrected the Greek text and Latin translation (by Meric Casaubon, first published in 1659), not only with the help of the printed sources, but also by collating manuscripts from the Bodleian Library and the Library of the New College. (A3-verso) From the abundant notes of others he offers only an anthology (sylva), to elucidate some matters. These notes can be found at the end of the book, and they number only 8 pages. The notes are brief, for the editor says that he does not approve of voluminous books, stuffed with unnecessary knowledge. To underline his loathing he tells the reader that he left the job of compiling this 'sylva' of notes to a 'juvenis studiosus' who had plenty of time for that (cui otium magis suppetebat). (A3-verso & A4-recto) The tone of the writer of the preface is mature and very confident, he surely is a proud and advanced scholar. This leaves us in Oxford ca. 1670 with only one person, John Fell, 1625-1686, a great classical scholar, Dean of Christ Church, bishop of Oxford, and Architypographus of the University Press from 1672. He had a high reputation as a Grecian and a philologist, and published editions of Cyprian, Aratus, Theocritus, Athenagoras and other classical authors. (N. Barker, 'The Oxford University Press and the Spread of Learning', Oxf., 1978, p. 14-26; see also the 11th edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, s.v. John Fell) It is more than appropriate to assume that Fell produced the first 'real' book, be it for students, for the press of his University. For the founding of the revived Press of the University of Oxford was his work alone. Epictetus and the 2 other works in this volume have been repeatedly republished by the University Press, in 1680 and 1707 (already mentioned), but also in 1702, 1715, 1723, 1739 and 1804 (Madan, no. 2853) Madan tells about the misprint 'viderà' for 'videre' in the preface that it 'is perhaps in all copies corrected by hand'. Our copy apparantly escaped the attention of the corrector, for the misprint has not been corrected. This book seems to be extremely rare. We found only 5 copies in British Libraries, one in the British Library, 2 in the Bodleian, one in Cambridge University Library, and one in Sheffield. All British university libraries hold an electronic or microfilm copy of the book. They all ascribe this edition to Aldrich, except the British Library and the Bodleian. They mention John Fell. We searched in KVK for other copies, and we found only 2 other copies, one in the University Library Gent, and one in the Royal Library of Denmark. The copy of the 'Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin' is lost owing to 'Kriegsverlust'. We found not one copy auctioned in 'Americana Exchange') (Provenance: The front pastedown has once been renewed. Through the paper is vaguely visible a big bookplate) (Collation: A-Q8, R4) (Photographs on request)

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        PRODROMO OVERO SAGGIO DI ALCUNE INVENTIONI NUOVE ALL' ARTE MAESTRA .

      IN BRESCIA, 1670.. FIRST EDITION 1670, folio, approximately 320 x 220 mm, 12½ x 8½ inches, 20 folding engraved plates with figures numbered I-LXX, woodcut initials and tailpieces, pages: [viii], 1- 252, bound in full plain vellum, no title, speckled edges. Vellum slightly dusty, slight rippling to pages, 1 margin has a small paper fault, not affecting text, last 2 pages have a thin dusty strip to outer margin, occasional pale mark, otherwise a very good copy, housed in a strong cloth box with a gilt lettered leather label to spine. First edition of this important book which contains the earliest concept of flight based on aerostatic principles and a plate illustrating Lana's design for an aerial ship. See: Christie's The Haskell F. Norman Library, Part II, page 271, No. 593; Sotheby's The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part 5, page 77, No. 1195; A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume III, page 440. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Veteres de re militari scriptores quotquot extant : ... I. Flavii Vegetii Renati Institutorum rei militaris libri V. II. Sexti Julii Frontini Stratagematum & Strategeticon libri IV. [etc.]

      Vesaliae Clivorum : ex officina Andreae ab Hoogenhuysen, 1670. First Edition. Finely and period-sympathetically bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.; 8vo 8"" - 9"" tall; 494 pages; Physical description; 2 volumes in 1. Notes; added title-page engraving. Other names; Hoogenhuysen, Andries van. Related item referenced by: CLC V239. Language; Latin. Subject; Military art and science - Early works to 1800. Military art and science - Rome - Early works to 180O. Rome - Military policy - Early works to 1800.

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        Veteres de Re Militarii Scriptores quotquot extant, nunc prima vice in unuum redacti corpus. - [Beigeb.:] STEWECHIUS, God. Commentarius ad Flavi Vegeti Renati Libros de Re Militari Nunc primum figuris aeneis illustratus.

      Wesel, Hoogenhuysen 1670.. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. gr.-8°. 1 w. Bl., gest. Tit., 23 Bll., 510 S.; Gest. Tit., 6 Bll., 78, 604 S., 25 Bll. (Index), 1 w. Bl. Mit 1 mehrf. gefalt. Tab. u. mehreren Textkupfern. Pgmt. d. Zt. m. hs. Rückentit. 2. gest. Tit. m. Randläsuren. 1 kl. Wurmloch im Index. Im Ganzen sehr schönes Expl. VD 17 1:047308C; Ebert 23447 - Bedeutendes und wichtigstes Werk von Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus (Kriegstheoretiker des ausgehenden 4. Jhdts.) über römische Kriegsführung, Strategie und Taktik. Coautoren sind Sextus Julius Frontinus, Claudius Aelianus, Polybius u. a. Das Vorwort stammt v. H[ugo] Grotius. Der zweite Teil enthält den kritischen Kommentar des Herausgebers God[escalcus] Stewechius. Die Kupfertitel u. Textkupfer zeigen Kriegsgerät, Reiter, Rüstungen etc.

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        The Remains of Sir Fulk Grevill Lord Brooke: being Poems of Monarchy and Religion Never Before Printed

      London: Printed by T.N. for Henry Herringman, 1670. First edition. A4,B-O8. Lacking imprimatur leaf [A1] and final blank [O8]. [vi], 205 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Old sheep. Spine repaired, repairs to gutter of first four leaves, last leaf laid down to free endpaper, a few small private library stamps in text. Very good. First edition. A4,B-O8. Lacking imprimatur leaf [A1] and final blank [O8]. [vi], 205 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. "As a poet Greville has always been admired for the difficulty of his writing, but his reputation was never higher than in the twentieth century, especially in the United States, where his standing as a poet of the plain style could be attributed to the writings of Yvor Winters and his followers. Winters regarded Greville as a poet who 'should be ranked with Jonson as one of the two great masters of the short poem in the Renaissance'" (ODNB). Sound and attractive copy of this collection of the subversive verse treatises of Fulke Greville (1554-1628), courtier and author, and friend and champion of Sir Philip Sidney. The 'Remains' represents the first publication of his criticisms of monarchy and the established church, 'A Treatise of Religion' and 'A Treatise of Monarchy'. Uncommon. Wing B4900; Grolier 408

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        Batavia, in deszelfs gelegenheid, opkomst, voortreffelyke gebouwen, hooge en laage regeering, geschiedenissen, kerkzaaken, koophandel, zeden, luchtgesteldheid, ziekten, dieren en gewassen.Amsterdam, J.W. Smit and W. Holtrop, 1799. 4 volumes bound as 1. 4to. With engraved frontispiece and 11 folding engraved maps, views and plates. Contemporary half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      V.d. Krogt, Advertenties 1670; Landwehr & Vd. Krogt, VOC 499; Tiele, Bibl. 77*. Reissue of the first edition, with a new title-page and preface, of a beautifully illustrated encyclopaedic account of Batavia (Jakarta), with extensive information on its history, government, economy, inhabitants, religion, natural history, climate and tropical diseases (including beriberi), and on the trade carried on by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in the East Indies.The plates, some by the celebrated engraver Mathias de Sallieth, show ships anchoring off the coast of Batavia and the Cape of Good Hope, the island of Onrust near Batavia, the colonial government residence, the market, the Diestpoort, castle and laboratory of Batavia, as well as birds of paradise and reptiles. The maps and plans include a large folding plan of Batavia (71 x 43 cm).With bookplate on pastedown. Parts 3 and 4 with a few waterstains, some plates slightly browned, binding slightly worn and spine damaged at head and foot. Overall in good condition.

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        M. Adami, scriptoris vetusti, historia ecclesiastica, religionis propagatæ gesta, ex Hammaburgensi potissimum atque Bremensi ecclesiis, per vicina septentrionis regna, libri IV, repræsentans. Cum aliis antiquis monumentis, partim nunc primum, edidit Joachimus Johan Maderus.

      - Helmstad, Henningi Mulleri, 1670. 4:o. (16),+ 163,+ (12),+ (blank),+ 175-201, 102-129, 110-116, 237-252,+ (20) s. Enstaka småfläckar. Modernt skinnband, blindpräglad rygg med upphöjda bind och guldprägade pärmar. Bunden i Valencia, Spanien. Warmholtz 1637. Bra exemplar av Maders textkritiska utgåva av Adam av Bremens viktiga krönika över Hamburgstiftet, med dess skildring av hednakulten i Uppsala m.m. Joachim Johann Mader (1626-80), var tysk historiker och bibliograf som arbetade biblioteket i Wolfenbüttel och på akademien i Helmstad. Tidigare fanns dansken Anders Sørensen Vedels utgåva från 1579, utökad av Erpold Lindenbrog 1595 och omtryckt flera gånger.

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        Govierno general, moral y politico hallado en las Aves mas generosas, y nobles, sacado de sus naturales, virtudes, y propiedades le escrive el Padre Maestro Fray Andres Ferrer de Valdecebro.le consagra al gloriosissimo Padre, y apostol Valenciano San Vicente Ferrer.

      - Madrid, M. Alegre, 1670 (20.5 x 13.7 cm). 4to. [xl], 205 numbered leaves, 15 ll of "tabla general" (general index), one engraved portrait of San Vicente Ferrer and 18 engravings in the text, all of the birds discussed. Limp vellum with beautifully contemporary calligraphed title on the spine.l Rare first illustrated edition. An interesting mixture of fact and fancy that throws much light on popular ideas regarding the ornithology of Spain in the 17th century, in which (with some information of value) one finds the usual pious adjuncts to be expected from this author. Although Wood only quotes 17 plates, we think it should have 18, as our copy has. It deals with the Aguila (eagle), Buytre (buzzard), Cigueña (stork), Garza or Garça (heron), Cisne (swan), Fenix, Pelicano (but the illustration suggests that the writer did not know this bird), Halcon (falcon), Gavilan (harrier), Buho (owl), Grulla (crane), Papagayo (parrot), Ansaron (goose), Avestruz (ostrich), Pavo Real (peacock), Cuervo (crow), Paloma (pigeon), and the Gallo (chicken). The leaf numbering is not entirely consistent. Some marginal foxing and one right corner of the text (p. 143) with some slight loss of paper, but without touching the text itself. Later flyleaves and a library stamp on the title page. Palau mentions a first, unillustrated edition from 1668. However, we find no references to that edition elsewhere. In any case, this is the first illustrated edition, including an engraved portrait of the author. The Licencia de la Orden is dated 30 de Setiembre 1669, the Aprobation Octubre 23 de 1669. Several later editions appeared. Jerez, p. 43; Palau, 90597; Wood, p. 339. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Allegoria con Putti e Sibille

      1670 - Acquaforte, circa 1670, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Da un soggetto di Guido Reni. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, margini con cornice ornamentale incisa, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Sconosciuta al Bartsch e non descritta da altri repertori. Rarissima. Dimensioni 577x424. Etching, 1670 circa, signed on lower right plate. After a subject of Guido Reni. Magnificent work printed on contemporary laid paper, margins with decorative frame, in excellent condition. Unknown to Bartsch and never listed by other critics. Very rare. Dimensioni 577 424mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Hertogdom Gelderland - Janssonius van Waesbergen, ca. 1670.

      HERTOGDOM GELDERLAND?Ducatus Geldriae novissima descriptio?kopergravure uitgegeven rond 1670 door Johannes Janssonius van Waesbergen. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 39 x 52 cm.Het Hertogdom Gelderland geori?nteerd op het westen. De cartograaf koos er voor het noorden op de kaart rechts te leggen. Vermoedelijk om puur praktische redenen: het gebied kon dan beter op de horizontaal beschikbare ruimte op het papier worden weergegeven.De titel van de kaart is leze we in een decoratieve cartouche linksboven. Rechtsonder een schaalstok in Duitse mijlen in een cartouche omringd door landmeters. Het impressum staat centraal onder in de kaart boven de gradenrand.Johannes Janssonius van Waesbergen (1616/17-1681) was de schoonzoon van Johannes Janssonius. Hij nam diens uitgeverij ?Op ?t Water?aan het Amsterdamse Damrak over bij diens dood in 1664. Voor het uitgeven van deze kaart werkte Janssonius van Waesbergen samen met uitgever Steven Swart die zijn winkel had Achter de Beurs hoek Papenbroeksteeg en de boekhandel van de Engelsman Moses Pitt in Oxford.Prijs: ?750,-.

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