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        Twaelf Uytgelesene Predicatien, over Verscheydene Aenmerckelijcke Texten der Heylige Schriftuure, en op verscheydene gelegentheden toegepast. In 't Engels gepredickt. Voor desen by andere ten deele vertaelt, en nu vervolght door Joannes Ubelman.

      Amsterdam, Johannes van Someren 1670. (2) 455 p. Opnieuw gebonden half Perkament, 4°.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Roo]
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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau mit Belagerung i.J. 1634 ('Wahrhaffte Contrafactur der Statt Memmingen, sampt der Beägerung Anno 1634. - Obsidium Memmingiae').

      . Kupferstich aus Merians Theatrum Europaeum, 1670, 26 x 30,5. Bayer, Memmingen - Alte Ansichten aus Stadt und Land, S. 26. - 2. Ausgabe (so nicht bei Bayer), hier mit dem zusätzlichen Text "Obsidium Memmingiae". - Zeigt die Belagerung mit Ansichten der umliegenden Orte Buxheim, Ottobeuren, Benningen, Amendingen, Aitrach, Volkratshofen, Lautrach, Kardorf, Dickenreishausen u.a. - Sehr detaillierte Darstellung. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Neue Methode allerley Arten von Temperaturen dem Claviere aufs bequemste mitzutheilen. Berlin, G. A. Lange 1790. Gr. 8°. 6 Bll., 40 S., späterer Hlwd. mit eingeb. Umschl. d. Zt.

      - MGG VIII, 1670 - Eitner VI, 341 - Hirsch I, 365 - Wolffheim I, 808 - Erste Ausgabe der wichtigen musiktheoretischen Schrift zum Klavierstimmen, äußerst selten.- ?Unter den deutschen Theoretikern hat F. W. Marpurg (1718-1795) früh zentrale Bedeutung erlangt. Er war einer der eifrigsten Verfechter der gleichschwebenden Temperatur.? (MGG).- Leicht gebräunt u. tls. gering braunfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        Alexandre du Puy, Chevalier Marquis de Saint André Montbrun

      Kingdom of France: ca. 1670. Copper plate engraving. 37 x 29.5 cm. Bust-length portrait. Signed & inscr. in plate. Stamped/embossed "F. R. K." lower left corner. VG-NF.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        NOMO-LEXIKON: A Law Dictionary. Interpreting Such Difficult and Obscure Words and Terms as Are Found Either in Our Common or Statute, Ancient or Modern Lawes. With References to the Several Statutes, Records, Registers, Law-Books, Charters, Ancient Deeds, and Manuscripts, wherein the Words Are Used: And Etymologies, Where They Properly Occur

      In the Savoy [London]: Printed by Tho. Newcomb, for John Martin and Henry Herringman. 1670. First edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, 1670. Folio. [286] pp. 18th-century calf, rebacked in modern leather with modern patterned endpapers. Calf worn, contents mildly foxed, modern ink graffiti in upper margin of p.[284]. Good. First edition of the early English law dictionary by the 17th-century antiquarian and lexicographer Thomas Blount.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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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 & Strategetico^n libri IV. [etc.]

      Vesaliae Clivorum : ex officina Andreae ab Hoogenhuysen, 1670, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFinely 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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Catalonia.

      Amsterdam 1670 - Mapa calcográfico en color original.61x51 cms.escudo en cartela,escalas,barcos en el mar con dos rosas de los vien- tos.Mapa publicado en el atlas Novus de los Blaeu.Esta publicación evolucinó hasta convertirse en el atlas mayor con casi 600 mapas( el atlas más extenso publicado en el s XVII).La toponimia es muy abundante,basada en mapas desde el famoso de Ortelius de 1603 a otros ejemplos franceses.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Pontes]
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        Schilt des Geloofs, ofte Verdedinge vande Geloofs-Belydenisse der Gereformeerde Kercken in Vranckrijck, tegens de tegenwerpingen van de Aernout Jesuijt. Een Boeck gantsch dienstich voor alle Staten der Christenheyt, om in 't kort de Pauselijcke doolingen duydelijck te leeren kennen ende krachtelijck te weder-leggen. Uyt het Frans hertaelt door Daniel Costerus. Van nieuws oversien ende Verbetert. Den Tweeden Druck.

      Delft, Gerrit de Jager 1670. (56) 816 p. Origineel overslaand Perkament, 8° (onderzijde achterplat gerestaureerd, achterin in middenmarge wormgaten, DLV2-M97).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Roo]
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        Mappa Aestivarum Insularum .

      London 1670 - Fine hand color; excellent condition. A beautifully engraved, early map of Bermuda based on the first separate map of the island, Richard Norwood¿s 1618 chart, executed in behalf of the Bermuda Company. The Ogilby map includes the parishes and tribes allotted to the company¿s principal members, with their names included, most of which survive to this day. An ornate cartouche of Neptune displays the bounty of the sea, and an unusual vignette, decorating the mileage scales, depict Indians cheerfully assisting a European surveyor with armed soldiers in the background. Palmer p. 21, pl. XXI.

      [Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc]
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        Gedenck-Schrift Aengaende de Voor-vallen der Evangelische-kercken vande Valleyen van Piemont. Anders Waldensen. Verdeelt in Twee Boecken, Van welcke 't Eerste on-wederstevelick bewijst, welcke t' allen tijden hare Kerck-tucht en wel voornamelick hare Leere geweest zy, en hoese deselve van doe af, datse Godt uyt de duysternisse des Heydendoms getrocken heeft, tot nu toe sonder eenighe tusschen-poos of nootsaeckelickheyt van Her-stellingh by soo groote suyverheyt hebben bewaert. En 't Andere in 't gemeyn verhaelt al de merckelickste Vervolgingen, diese vervolgens geleden hebben in die beyde staende te houden, bysonderlick sint den Gewetens-dwangh over de Christenen begonnen heeft zijn dwing-landy t' oeffenen, tot den Jare 1664. Uytt' et Frans vertaelt door Matthias Oevering. Alles ver-rijckt met fijne Plaeten.

      Leyden, Jan le Carpentier 1670. (titelprent, 10, portret, 38) 371 (11) p. Origineel Perkament, Folio (uiterst zeldzaam werk over de Waldenzen, brandplekje linksboven in de marge van pagina 1/2, met titelprent, portret en de uitvouwbare kaart van de Vallei van Piemont).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Roo]
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        Biblia dat is: De gantsche H. Schrifture vervattende alle de Canonycke Boecken des Oude en des Niewen Testaments. Door last van de Ed. Hoogh- Mog. Heeren Staten Generael vande Vereenigde Nederl. en volgens 't Besluyt vande Synode Nationael gehouden tot Dordrecht, inde Iaren 1618 ende 1619. Uyt de Oorspronckelijcke Tale in onse Neder-landtsche Tale getrouwelijck over-geset. Door gemeene ordre der Kercken verbetert.

      Amsterdam, Erve Paulus van Ravesteyn 1670. 2 delen, (gegraveerde titelpagina, 14) 239 (1) 88, 112 folia. Origineel Leer met ribben, (goud-)bestempeld, 8° H. 19 x B. 12,5 x D. 2-3,5 cm. (Zeldzame uitgave van de Bijbel uit 1670 in twee delen octavo. De eigenaar besloot destijds bij aanschaf van deze Bijbel om vanwege de inhoud de Apocriefe boeken er niet bij te laten binden.) (2 volumes, (engraved titlepage, 14) 239 (1) 88, 112 folia. Contemporary blind-stamped Leather with 5 raised bands and decorated gilt spine, 8° H. 19 x L. 12,5 x W. 2-3,5 cm. (Rare edition of the Bible from the year 1670 in two octavo-sized volumes. The owner decided at that time to leave the Apocryphal books out because of their content.) Long, I. le (1732). Boek-zaal der Nederduytsche Bybels, p. 833, 886 / Poortman, W.C. (1983). Bijbel en Prent. Deel I: Boekzaal van de Nederlandse Bijbels, p. 236.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Roo]
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        Mondo Simbolico Formato d' Imprese Scelte, Spiegate, Ed Illustrate Con Sentenze Ed Erudizioni.in Questa Impressione Da Mille Parti Ampliato.

      Combi La noù, Venetia 1670 - [Figurato Emblemi] (cm. 33,5) piena pergamena originale, nervi, titolo manoscritto al dorso.-- cc. 13 nn., pp. 650, cc. 90 nn. con molti emblemi in rame n.t. (cm 11x9), fregi, capilettera e finalini. Edizione bella e ricercata di questa importante opera apparsa a Milano nel 1553. Vedi la lunga nota in Autori Italiani del '600 n° 272 per l' edizione del 1669. michel-Michel dichiara 14cc. all' inizio ma Praz 13cc. La nostra inizia con l' occhietto e il frontis rosso e nero cui seguono altre 11cc. Antico rinforzo in pergamena alle cuffie, ottimo esemplare con incisioni in nitida tiratura. Con simboli riguardanti i più disparati campi: astronomia, pesci, insetti, uccelli, architetture, strumenti, ecc. * Landwehr n° 594; * Praz I 455; * Michel-Michel VI 114; * British M. Cat. XVII Cent. Italian Books II 684. Molto raro, manca ad Autori del '600, Choix, Graesse e Brunet.[f49] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRI ANTICHI E RARI FRANCESCO&CLAUDIA]
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        Of Wisdome Three Bookes Written In French.

      London: Printed for Nathaniel Ranew and Jonathan Robinson, 1670. - small 4to. pp. 14 p.l., 524, [18]index, [1 leaf]ads. engraved title. An attractive copy in full gilt-paneled black morocco, gilt back & inside dentelles, all edges gilt (front joint repaired, occasional light foxing). Eighth Edition of the English Translation by Samson Lennard (first: c1608) of Charron’s most famous treatise, in which he presents a complete popular theory of moral philosophy. De La Sagesse, first published in 1601, was "one of the first important philosophical works to be written in a modern language and to present a moral theory apart from religious considerations." (Popkin, Encyc. of Philosophy) It "was highly influential in disseminating sceptical views and arguments into philosophical and theological discussions and played an important role in the development of modern thought, libertinism, and fideism." (Idem) The sceptic philosopher and theologian Charron was the disciple and intellectual heir of Montaigne, who adopted him as his son. Wing C3719. cfRand I p. 144. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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        Responsa juris electoralia in serenissimi ac potentissimi Archiprincipis electoris Saxon. Supremo, qvod vocant, appellationum judicio illustrissimo, & Scabinatu Lipsiensi celeberrimo, ad qvaestiones in schola docturum dubias, foro controversas, & judicio contradictorio multùm agitatas lata, collecta, ad fundamenta & rationes juris Romano-imperialis, canonici, Saxonici, & provincialis revocata, enucleata . edita. Libr. VI. Qvorum I. Materiae possesionis & proprietatis. II. Exceptionum. III. Processus judiciarii. IV. Executionum. V. Contractuum. VI. Succesionum ex testamento & ab intestato, nec non miscellaneae pertractatae visuntur. Autor et collectore Bendicot Carpzovio, JC. . Cum duplice indice, tam titulorum et responsorum generali, qvàm

      Lipsiae Timothei Ritzschii, 1670 - Vortitel, gestochenes ganzseitiges Titelblatt, Hauptitel in rot / schawarz gedruckt mit gestochener Vignette. [38], 828, 284, 29, [111] S. (Index) VD17 14:017270X ,- Wichtiges Grundlagenwerk in gutem, wenngleich vereinzelt etwas fleckigem Exemplar. Sprache: la Gewicht in Gramm: 1500 Fol. Ganzpergamenteinband der Zeit mit Ausriss am oberen Kapital

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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        Laurentii Pignorii Patavini Mensa Isiaca, qva Sacrorum apud Aegyptios ratio & simulacra subjectis tabulis aeneis simul exhibentur & explicantur. Accessit Ejusdem Authoris de Magna Deum Matre discursus, & sigillorum, gemmarum, amuletorum aliquot figurae & earundem ex Kirchero Chifletioque interpretatio ; Nec Non Jacobi Philippi Tomasini Manus Aenea, & de vita rebusque Pignorii dissertatio.

      Amstelodami ; Andreae Frisii, 1670.. [10], 96 [12]; [8], 96 p., with 33 illustrations (8 full page), without 12 foldout plates. Hardcover.. Good. 12 foldout plates missing. Vellum binding slightly soiled. 3 parts in 1. Note of ownership on title page. 1st page (illustration) with some fingerprints, other pages clean. Guter Zustand. 12 Falttafeln fehlen, 33 Textillustration (8 ganzseitige) vorhanden. Pergamenteinband der Zeit, leicht fleckig. 3 Teile in 1. Erste (illustrierte) Seite etwas fingerfleckig, sonst saubere Seiten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Fachliteratur Matthias G]
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        Ducatus Holsatiae summa diligentia accurataque censura noviter. Altkolor. Kupferstichkarte von Nikolaus Johannes Visscher, von 1670. 44,5 x 55,5 cm.,

      1670 - Zeigt das Herzogtum Holstein mit zwei größeren und 11 kleineren Insetkarten am oberen bzw. unteren Kartenrand sowie Trachtenkupfer und Schlossansichten in Medaillons an den Seitenrändern.- Knapprandig, auf Bütten montiert. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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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. 4to, 20 ll, 205 numbered leaves (a few inconsistent), 15 ll of tabla general (general index), and 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. New flyleaves.* 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), Ciguena (stork), Garza or Garca (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). Some marginal foxing and one right corner of the text (p. 143) with some slight loss of paper, but without touching the text itself. New flyleaves and a library stamp on the title-page. Palau 90597 mentions a first, unillustrated edition from 1668. However, we find no references to that edition elsewhere. In any case, this is the first illustated edition, with 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. Wood, p. 339; Palau, 90597; Jerez, p. 43..

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg BV]
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        De Miraculis mortuorum.,

      Leipzig, Christian Kirchner u. Chemnitz, Joh. Garb. Güttner 1670. - Hirsch II, 497; Krivatsy 4551; Welcome III, 90. Erste Ausgabe über die bei Leichen zu beobachtenden Phänomene wie Haar- u. Nagelwuchs. Die Schrift spiegelt das barockzeitliche thanatologische Wissen wieder, in dem sich abergläubische Überlieferungen, wundergläubige Vorstellungen und naturwissenschaftliche Erklärungsansätze über Merkwürdigkeiten an Sterbenden und Leichnamen noch gleichrangig nebeneinander finden. - Christian Friedrich Garmann (1640-1708) war Stadtphysicus in Chemnitz. Er verfasste u. a. 1682 ein Werk zu den medizin-rechtlichen Aspekten von Mehrlingsgeburten. Hirsch kritisiert seine mangelnde Urteilskraft und "das Gepräge äußerster Leichtgläubigkeit". 8°. Tit. m. Holzschnitt-Vignette, 7 Bll., 112 S., 4 Bll. (Index). Mit einigem Holzschnitt-Zierrat. Ungebunden. Titelbl. knittrig, stellenw. wasserfleckig, m. Einriss u. verso m. Exlibris, erste Lage tlw. aus Bindung gelöst, d. ersten Bll. knittrig, ansonsten im Text gebräunt aber sauber u. kaum abgegriffen. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Insulæ Canariæ alias Fortunatæ dictæ

      Africa., 1670.. Canary Island. Copper engraving. Later colouring. In fine condition but slight foxing alonf top left-hand side mainly on the margin Size: 33.3 x 25.3 cm. (13 x 10 inches) A beautiful map of the islands with galleons in the sea. The decorative cartouche depicts a man and naked woman holding fish and numerous putti pouring water

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Apparatus eruditionis tam rerum quam verborum per omnes artes et scientias. Instructus opera et studio. Sulzbach M. u. J.F. Endter 1680. 8°. 10 Bll., 864 S., 138 Bll., mit gest. Frontisp., blindgepr. Schweinsldrbd. d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln mit 2 Schließen.

      . . VD17 39:145347Q - De Backer-S. VI, 641 - vgl. BL German books III, P 499 (Ausg. 1670) - nicht in Bircher.- 2. Ausgabe.- Pexenfelder (1613 - 1685) war 22 Jahre lang Leiter der Landshuter Jesuiten-Kongregation.- Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk, Frontisp. unten angerändert, durchgehend etw. stockfleckig u. gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        HISTORY OF THE LIFE OF THE DUKE OF ESPERNON... Englished by C. Cotton

      London: Henry Brome, 1670. Hardcover. Good+. Fine portrait frontispiece Presentation copy from the author with inscription on margin of Titlepage. Folio (in 4's) 18th century half calf wide spine bands gilt compartments (hinges split but held by cords and inner hinge) (xvi)+651pp Main titlepage in red & black + 2 additional titlepages but through paginated. Armorial bookplate of Lord Strathallen. Three marginal tears all without loss but one to the third titlepage being nearly 3" long. Some foxing passim. Quite a scarce book appearing in only one edition. The ex dono is probably by Cotton (not the French author). *Cotton was a poet and author of several burlesques but his best known work is Scarronides though he also wrote on billiards, gaming and even fruit trees.

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        Belgica) L'Histoire des Pays-Bas d'Emanuel de Meteren, ou, Recueil des guerres, et choses memorables advenues tant és dits Pays, qu'és Pays voysins, depuis l'an 1315. iusques à l'an 1612

      Jean de Ravesteyn, Amstelredam (Amsterdam) 1670 - 1670, Second French edition. Translated from the Flemish by Jean de la Haye. Approx. 720 pp., with index. Engraved title page and numerous engraved portraits throughout. Hardcover, folio. Rebacked with new leather spine; original leather boards present; new floral endpapers. Boards show minor wear at corners. Sound binding. Unmarked, readable text printed in 2 columns. This history of the Netherlands was originally published in a German translation in 1596. It was first written in Dutch, but a Dutch translation didn't appear until 1599. Measures 9 x 14 inches. Rare. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sylva, or a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesties Dominions ... to which is annexed Pomoma; or an appendix concerning fruit-trees in relation to Cider ... also Kalendarium Hortense; or, the Gard'ners Almanac. All which several Treatises are in this Second Edition much inlarged and improved

      London, 1670. Full Calf; professionally restored in five bands with red leather label. Very Good. Full calf, visible repairs on front cover and front end paper, blind ruled borders, raised bands. Engraved illustrations, including a cider press, a winch to extract tree roots from the ground, and water-powered saw mill. Signed by a previous owner on the title page in 1847. Slight page warping.. A pioneering work on tree cultivation and soil, fruit trees, and cider. His best known and most influential work.

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        Les Quatre Saisons.

      Paris De L`Imprimerie Roiale 1670 - Original Kupferstich. 55 x 40,5 cm. Blattgröße. Komplette Folge der Jahreszeiten aus; TAPISSERIES DU ROI, ou Sant Representez Les Quatre Elements et Les Quatre Saisons. Nach I. Bailly gestochen von Le Clerc, Paris 1670. ORIGINAL COPPER ENGRAVINGS, full set of 4 prints. Strong prints but a bit spotty in the white parts. - Avec des gravures sur cuivre originale, complet de 4 gravures. Gravure fort mais un peut taché à l'extérieure de la gravure. 0,000 gr.

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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.. 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.. 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).

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        Usuries Champions and Auxiliaries

      London 1670 - This is a very old book. This book was published in 1670. Most likely this is a First Edition but the actual title page is missing, but it has been supplied in manuscript. The book was rebound in the 1830's, because on the cover in Roman numerals it reads "1832". The binding is black leather with gold tooling. The gold tooling on the front and back covers are very elaborate. On the spine it has the title, below that a symbol or shield of some sort and below that is a date of the book in gold "1670". The binding is completely in tact, but has some scuffing and rubbing. For its age it is in great condition. Both boards are together and there are no tears to the pages. Two or three pages in the beginning of the book are detached. The printing of the pages, some are not straight, and some pages, the printing goes almost to the bottom of the page. There are 284 pages. The fore-edge is most likely from the 1830's. The edge is of a tavern scene with two men and a dog.!!!FREE SHIPPING!!! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La porte ouverte, pour parvenir à la connoissance du paganisme caché. Ou la vraye representation de la vie, des moeurs, de la religion, & du service divin des Bramines, qui demeurent sur les costes de Chormandel, & aux pays circonvoisins. Traduite en François par Thomas la Grue.

      Amsterdam, Jean Schipper, 1670. - 4to. (XVI)+371+(4) pp. With frontisp., 1 double-page fold. plt., 3 full-page plts., 2 ills. in text, all engr. Hardcover. Contemp. full calf, gilt decor. spine with raised bands. VG. (Unobtrusive light superficial damage to covers; text pages with occas. browning or spotting/foxing). - Description of relegion and customs of the Brahmin people at the Coromandel Coast in S.E. India, first published in Dutch in 1651. - Landwehr VOC, 652. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Compleat Lawyer: Or, A Treatise Concerning Tenures & Estates in Lands of Inheritance for Life, and Chattels Real and Personal. And How any of them may be Conveyed in a Legal Form, By Fine, Recovery, Deed or Word [etc.]. Wing N1446

      Printed For S.S. and are to be sold by W. Jacob [etc.], London 1670 - Early calf, extensively restored and very worn, ex-library, some browning and early underlining, yet a crisp, usable copy; without the portrait An unusually cast work by Noy, attorney general and one of the finest lawyers of his day, numbering Hale and Maynard among his pupils, with a first part in question and answer format, and a second expository; with a prefatory account of Noy's life

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        A NEW MAPP OF THE KINGDOM of ENGLAND, representing the Princedom of WALES and other PROVINCES, CITIES, MARKET TOWNS with the ROADS from TOWN to TOWN. And the NUMBER of reputed Miles between them, are given by Inspection without Scale or Compass.

      London: To be sold by John Overton. c.1670. - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 495 x 57 cm. (195 x 22½ inches). Fine condition Handsome map of England, with large decorative cartouche showing royal arms surrounded by cherubs amidst clouds. Legend in Dutch at lower left. Counties in outline colour, and distances shown between towns.

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        HISTORIA DE LA CONQVISTA DE LA CHINA POR EL TARTARO ESCRITA POR EL ILLUFTRIFFIMO SENOR DON JUAN DE PALAFOX Y MENDOCA FIENDO OBIFPO DE LA PUEBLA DE LOS ANGELES, Y VIRREY DE LA NUEVA-EFPANA Y A FU MURET OBIFPO DE OFMA.

      AN EARLY BOOK ON CHINA & CONFUCIANISM 1670 - Paris MDCLXX [1670], Antonio Bertier. Original old vellum,red penned title on front cover & faintly on spine, 388p.,ca10 x 17.5 cm., very good, clean solid copy, Spanish text.FIRST EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2014Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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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. 4to, 20 ll, 205 numbered leaves (a few inconsistent), 15 ll of tabla general (general index), and 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. New flyleaves.* 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). Some marginal foxing and one right corner of the text (p. 143) with some slight loss of paper, but without touching the text itself. New flyleaves and a library stamp on the title-page. Palau 90597 mentions a first, unillustrated edition from 1668. However, we find no references to that edition elsewhere. In any case, this is the first illustated edition, with 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. Casey Wood, p. 339; Palau, 90597; Jerez, p. 43.

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        Metamorphosis et Historia Naturalis Insectorum

      Middleburg: Fierensium. Lacks front board. Page edges browning. Title page soiled and fep detached. 61 plates present and in good order + one un-numbered plate and two engraved pages. [1670]. Reprint. Leather cover. 160mm x 100mm (6" x 4"). 236pp. 61 b/w engraved plates. Early edition of Goedaert's famous work on the metamorphosis of insects. The work has been described as "the beginnings of a new direction in the progress of entomology". Suitable for restoration and rebinding or research. Text in Latin. Dedication dated 1672. .

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        Alexandre du Puy, Chevalier Marquis de Saint André Montbrun.

      Kingdom of France: ca. 1670. - Copper plate engraving. 37 x 29.5 cm. Bust-length portrait. Signed & inscr. in plate. Stamped/embossed "F. R. K." lower left corner. VG-NF. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Plate 87, Veue du chateau de Seaux et du parterre qui conduit a l'Orangerie

      Paris: late 18th century - This superb hand-colored engraving, Plate 87, Veue du chateau de Seaux et du parterre qui conduit a l'Orangerie, from the late 18th century measures 19.75” x 26.75” and is in excellent condition with light wrinkling around the central crease. Illustrated in this engraving is an expansive view looking on to the grounds of Chateau Seaux. The domaine was bought in 1670 and building began on the chateau for Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Louis XIV's minister of finance. This engraving shows vibrantly dressed noblemen and women on the grounds leading to the garden and fountain areas. This lively engraving shows the interaction among the people and the expert abilities of the artist and engraver to use liner perspectives when creating this multidimensional scene. During the mid to late 18th century, the trend amongst European artists, printmakers and publishers, was to visually record their own country's architectural treasures, and the natural beauty of their gardens. Motivated by national pride, artists and printmakers began to publish views of their most-admired estates and grounds. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside, they were meant to encourage public recognition of national treasures. These prints were meant to be purchased by the English and foreign tourists whom desired a memento of their travels. Louis XIV (1638-1715), the Sun King of France, had grown up during a civil war between rival factions of aristocrats, known as the Fronde, and wanted a site where he could control the French government by absolute rule. Louis settled on the royal hunting lodge at Versailles , which had been acquired by Louis XIII in 1632, and over the following decades expanded it into the largest palace and grounds in the world. It was Louis XIV's hope to create a center for the royal court at Versailles . Beginning in 1669, the architect, Louis Le Vau (1612-1670), began a detailed renovation of the château. The Château of Versailles, outside of Paris , was converted into a spectacular royal palace in a series of four major and distinct building campaigns. By the end of the third building campaign, the Château had taken on most of the appearance that it retains to this day, except for the Royal Chapel in the last decade of the reign. Louis XIV officially moved to Versailles , along with the royal court, on May 6, 1682. Louis had several reasons for creating such a symbol of extravagant opulence and stately grandeur, and for shifting the seat of the monarch. By moving the royal court and the seat of the French government, Louis XIV hoped to gain greater control of the government from the nobility, by requiring that nobles of a certain rank and position spend time each year at Versailles, Louis prevented them from developing their own regional power and kept them from countering his efforts to centralize the French government in an absolute monarchy. Thus, many noblemen had to either to give up all influence, or to depend entirely on the king for grants and subsidies.

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        Plate 90, Veue des Parterres de Seaux et du grand canal dans l'Eloignment

      Paris: late 18th century - This superb hand-colored engraving, Plate 90, Veue des Parterres de Seaux et du grand canal dans l'Eloignment, from the late 18th century measures 19.75” x 26.75” and is in excellent condition with light foxing in the margins. Illustrated in this engraving is an expansive view of the gardens and fountains, with a large channel seen in the distance. The domaine was bought in 1670 and building began on Chateau Seaux for Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Louis XIV's minister of finance. This engraving shows vibrantly dressed noblemen and women on the grounds among the rich green foliage of the trees and plants. This energetic engraving shows the interaction among the men and women and the expert abilities of the artist and engraver to use liner perspectives when creating this multidimensional scene, that continues far into the horizon. During the mid to late 18th century, the trend amongst European artists, printmakers and publishers, was to visually record their own country's architectural treasures, and the natural beauty of their gardens. Motivated by national pride, artists and printmakers began to publish views of their most-admired estates and grounds. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside, they were meant to encourage public recognition of national treasures. These prints were meant to be purchased by the English and foreign tourists whom desired a memento of their travels. Louis XIV (1638-1715), the Sun King of France, had grown up during a civil war between rival factions of aristocrats, known as the Fronde, and wanted a site where he could control the French government by absolute rule. Louis settled on the royal hunting lodge at Versailles , which had been acquired by Louis XIII in 1632, and over the following decades expanded it into the largest palace and grounds in the world. It was Louis XIV's hope to create a center for the royal court at Versailles . Beginning in 1669, the architect, Louis Le Vau (1612-1670), began a detailed renovation of the château. The Château of Versailles, outside of Paris , was converted into a spectacular royal palace in a series of four major and distinct building campaigns. By the end of the third building campaign, the Château had taken on most of the appearance that it retains to this day, except for the Royal Chapel in the last decade of the reign. Louis XIV officially moved to Versailles , along with the royal court, on May 6, 1682. Louis had several reasons for creating such a symbol of extravagant opulence and stately grandeur, and for shifting the seat of the monarch. By moving the royal court and the seat of the French government, Louis XIV hoped to gain greater control of the government from the nobility, by requiring that nobles of a certain rank and position spend time each year at Versailles, Louis prevented them from developing their own regional power and kept them from countering his efforts to centralize the French government in an absolute monarchy. Thus, many noblemen had to either to give up all influence, or to depend entirely on the king for grants and subsidies.

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        Monasterios Cartujos de España] Omnium domorum ordinis cartusiani a Sanctissimo Patriarcha Bruno fundati origines, serie chronographica & descriptione topografica. Adunantur in hoc libello ex variis ipsius Ordinis Cartusiani monumentis

      Typis Hieronymi Vilagrasa,, Valentiae, 1670 - Edición original. Historia de la orden de los cartujos fundada por san Bruno y fundaciones de sus conventos ordenado cronologicamente. Describe los de Scala-Dei y San Pol de Mar (Cataluña). Valldemosa (Mallorca), entre otros. Es un libro raro en comercio. Frontispicio grabado, 7 hojas, 192 páginas, 8 hojas. Pergamino de la época. Muy buen ejemplar. 15x10 cm. Palau 7047.

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        Elements In Correlation - Printing with the Handpress At Heavenly Monkey; Press Copy

      Vancouver: Heavenly Monkey. Fine+. 2009. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Artist. Hardcover. The edition is 40 numbered copies: The Press copies (numbers 16 - 40) , this copy, are quarter-bound in leather by Claudia Cohen with a unique paste paper for the boards, incorporating a repeating calligraphic HM pattern. These copies have been signed by artist Andrea Taylor. A Press copy, numbered 38; Printed by the author with a Washington press, on dampened sheets of Heavenly Monkey Text paper made specially for this project. The text is set in Dante and Dante Titling, and printed in two colors. Rather than a manual concerned with how to print damp, the text draws on sources such as Eric Gill, Porter Garnett, William Everson and Harry Duncan to focus on why. The essay that forms the core of the bulk - the discussion of damp printing - focuses on how changes in printing methods and materials over the past century are (and are not) reflected in contemporary letterpress publishing. Differences in printing techniques (primarily the results of dry vs damp) will be demonstrated, augmented by four sample leaves spanning four centuries interspersed through the essay: one sample of early printing ( Praestantium Ac Eruditorum Vivorvm Epistoae Et Theologoicae, Henriuvm Dendrinvm, Amsterdam 1670) ; a leaf from a mid-19th century book that combined steelpoint illustration with (dry) letterpress on a coated "art paper" of the period (Poems by Jean Ingelow, Longmans, Green, Reader, & Dyer, London 1867) ; a leaf from a book printed damp under Bruce Rogers' direction at the Riverside Press (Urne-Buriall, or A Discourse of the Sepulchrall Urnes lately found in Norfolk by Sir Thomas Browne, 1907) ; and a leaf from a book printed dry on handmade paper (Gold: Its Properties, Modes Of Extraction, Values, &c. , &c. By F. G. Claudet, Robert Reid & Takao Tanabe 1958) .

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        Caeremoniale episcoporum Clementis Papae VIII. et Innocentii X. iussu recognitum.Omnibus ecclesijs, praecipue autem patriarchalibus, metropolitanis, cathedralibus, & collegiatis perutile, ac necessarium. Additis in hac noua impressione pluribus figuris, distinctisque suo loco characteribus

      Romae : typis, & sumptibus Philippi de Rubeis,, 1670.. [Titel in rot/schwarz gedruckt mit gestochenem Papswappen [XII]] 320 S. mit 69 (1 ganzseitigen Textholzschnitten und einigen in den Text gedruckten Noten. 4° geglätteter Kalbsledereinband der Zeit mit goldgeprägten, Bischofswappensupralibros, sehr reicher Vergoldung und ebensolcher Rückenverzierung.. Brunet I, 1450; Auf Anweisung von Papst Innozenz X. revidierte Fassung der bischöflichen Liturgieordnung. "A book containing the rites and ceremonies to be observed at Mass, Vespers, and other functions, by bishops and prelates of inferior rank, in metropolitan, cathedral, and collegiate churches. It treats also of the manner of precedence among ecclesiastics and official lay persons [...] Shortly after Sixtus V had instituted (1587) the Congregation of Sacred Rites and Ceremonies, Clement VIII appointed a commission of learned prelates to correct the 'Caeremoniale Episcoporum', which he promulgated by the Apostolic Letter 'Cum novissime', 14 July, 1600. When in course of time errors crept into this, Innocent X had it revised by a commission of cardinals, and by his Constitution 'Etsi alias' (30 July, 1650) ordered it to be observed everywhere" (A. J. Schulte, in: Cath. Enc. III, s. v.). Die schönen Textillustrationen, den Ablauf der Messe und gottesdienstliche Handlungen illustrierend, gehen vermutlich zurück auf die Kupfer von Francesco Villamena, die in der römischen Ausgabe von 1600 verwendet wurden. Hintere obere Ecke mit Fehlstelle, sonst gut erhalten. Innen mit kleinem Wurmgang außerhalb des Textes und leichten Gebrauchspuren.

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        Versuch über die musikalische Temperatur, nebst einem Anhang über den Rameau und Kirnbergerschen Grundbaß. Breslau, J. F. Korn 1776. 8°. XIV S., 1 Bl., 319 S., mit 4 gefalt. Musikbeilagen, blindgepr. Hldr. d. Zt.

      - RISM VIII, 1670 - Macmillan V, 584 - Eitner VI, 342 - Slg. Wolfheim I, 808. ADB XX, 408: "Sein Versuch beschäftigt sich mit der mathematischen Theorie der Musik."- Erste Ausgabe.- "Unter den deutschen Theoretikern der Aufklärung hat F. W. Marpurg (1718-1795) früh zentrale Bedeutung erlangt" (RISM). Er ist neben Kirnberger, Schulz und Agricola einer der Vertreter einer (in sich zerstrittenen) ?Berliner Schule? der Musikkritik und -theorie.- Leicht gebräunt und etw. braunfleckig, Rückengelenke fachm. restauriert, insges. gutes Ex. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        TUMULTOS DE LA CIUDAD Y REYNO DE NAPOLES, EN EL AÑO DE 1647.

      Imp. Claudio Burgea. Lyon, 1670 - . 24 cm. [10], 195 pág., 13 h. de índices, 1 blanca. Texto a dos columnas. Portada a dos tintas con grabado calcográfico por Thoumoyier. Cabeceras, capitulares y "culs-de-lampe" xilográficas. Enc. en pergamino algo mareado, falta en la parte inferior del lomo, lomera rotulada. Papel tostado entre las páginas 1 y 16. * La República napolitana de los años 1647-48 duró sólo algunos meses, tras la revuelta impulsada por Masaniello -uno de los personajes más populares de la tradición napolitana- y Giulio Genoino contra el régimen español de virreinatos. El nuevo régimen subsistió entre el 22 de octubre de 1647 y el 5 de abril de 1648, en que las tropas españolas tomaron de nuevo la ciudad. Palau (328075) recoge que "Algunos dicen que Pablo Antonio de Tarsi es seudónimo de Juan Eusebio Nieremberg" y dice también que "Hay ejemplares con 2 h. de dedicatoria añadidas de papel más blanco", como el nuestro. CCPB 123573-7. Nápoles. Siglo XVII. Història d'Europa Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vopisci Fortunati Plempii, ab Amstelredamo, Medicinae Consulti, atque in Academia Lovaniensi Antecessoris Primarii, de Togatorum Valetudine Tuenda Commentatio: ad Praelustrem Virum Dominum Petrum Xylandrum, &c.

      Bruxellis: Franciscus Foppens. 1670 - Small 4to. 338, [26] index pp. Titlepage printed in red and black. In a near-contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, and edges sprinkled. Re-backed retaining original end-bands, spine pieces, paste-downs and free endpapers. Early manuscript “ex libris” to title. Scattered worming, usually not touching text, all supported and conserved. Vopiscus Fortunatus Plempius was an eminent physician born in Amsterdam in December 1601. He studied at Ghent, Louvain, Leyden, and Padua, from where he received his doctorate in 1623. On his return to Holland he began his practice, but then, in 1633, he accepted the professorship at the Institute of Medicine, Louvain. At the same time he abjured the Protestant faith, became a Catholic and took a new degree as required by the university. The following year, however, he quit this chair for the professorship of pathology. He was soon afterwards nominated principal of the college of Breugel. He died at Louvain, in December 1671, aged seventy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De togatorum valetudine tuenda commentatio

      Francisci Foppens, Bruxellis , Brussels 1670 - [20]-338-[26] pp. Very rare treatise by this Dutch physician on health care for professors and scholars. Title in red and black. Ownership entry on title. Bookplate Dr. F.A. Sondervorst. Ref. Krivatsy 9095. B.M.N. I 388. BL London (1). BN Paris (1). NUC (2). Not in STCV. 1 vol volumes. Modern half vellum, flat spine with gilt title label. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Romancero espiritual; Para Recrearse El Alma Con Dios. y Redempcion Del Genero Humano, Con Las Estaciones De La Via Cruzis.

      Manuel Roman, Zaragoza (hacia 1670) - Falto de portada - 127 folios (faltando del 98 al 103). Bonitas xilografías en los folios 3 - 31 - 41 - 59 - 63 y 71. También cruces grabadas para las "Estaciones", y adornos entre el texto. Muy buena encuadernación del siglo XX en piel muy decorada en seco. Lomera con nervios.Guardas enmarcadas. Caja de protección a media piel. ==Edición no conocida ni documentada en la bibliografía del autor. No Palau. No Biblioteca Nacional. Size: 16º [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MYSTICA CIUDAD DE DIOS, milagro de su omnipotencia y abismo de la gracia: Historia divina y vida de la Virgen Madre de Dios. María Santissima. / Sor Maria de Iesus, abadesa de el convento de la Inmaculada Concepcion, de la villa de Agreda. de la Regular Observancia de N.S.P. San Francisco. ; [SEGUNDA PARTE].

      Imp. Bernardo de Villa-Diego. Madrid, 1670 - . 29 cm. [4] (frontis, donde reza: "Pe Villafranca sculptor regius sculpsit Matriti 1668", y portada) 875 + 64 pág. (Notas a esta segunda parte de la Historia de la vida de la Madre de Dios. / hizolas el R.P. Fray Juan Sendin Calderon.). Texto con apostillas marginales. Enc. de época en pergamino con título en lomo, deslucido. Señal de taladro en el margen inferior de la pág. 759 a la 850, sin afectar el texto. Motas de óxido aleatorias. Papel algo tostado. Error tipográfico de paginación en la 760, que figura 560. Marca de caucho en la portada. * Esta edición es del mismo año que la primera, pero con la diferencia que no tiene preliminares ni aprobación. Ofrecemos la segunda parte, la cual Palau (3205) dice no haber visto nunca. Aparece con el curioso error tipográfico de la portada, en que figuraba Primera parte, con la corrección de la época en un papel sobrepuesto sobre la palabra "Primera". La Mística Ciudad de Dios, póstumo y controvertido trabajo, fue popularísimo en su tiempo. Esta obra es una extrema biografía de la Virgen que acentúa los misterios de la Inmaculada. Mezcla lo teológico y lo literario, lo devoto y aún lo novelesco, la historia bíblica y la fantasía misticista, dentro del barroquismo propio de la época. Fue redactada dos veces, pues su autora quemó la primera redacción. Aparece precisamente cuando arde en España y en todo el orbe católico una enconada disputa sobre el dogma de la Concepción. Se delata, tildándose a su autora de "escotista", a la Inquisición, la cual teme que el entusiasmo popular ante esta obra, que, según ciertos apologistas, influye y depura el concepto pictórico de las "Vírgenes" salidas del pincel de Murillo, llegue a ocasionar algún extravío, y recoge el libro para someterlo a un examen tan minucioso que durará doce años, hasta ser aprobado en 1686. Mientras se debatía todo esto, la obra es denunciada a la Suprema Inquisición de Roma, cuya lectura prohíbe de momento, prohibición que levanta (1681) un Decreto de Inocencio IX. Clemente X declarará a Sor María "Venerable", ordenando siguiera adelante la Causa de su beatificación. María de Jesús de Ágreda, (María Coronel y Arana) la "Dama azul", (Ágreda, 2 de abril de 1602 - Ágreda, 24 de mayo de 1665), fue abadesa del Convento de las Madres Concepcionistas de Ágreda (Soria), además de confidente de Felipe IV. CCPB 180405-7. Mistica. Mística Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español

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        Macaw

      Paris 1670 - Nicolas Robert Macaw Paris, circa 1670 Watercolor on vellum with gold fillet 23 3/4” x 20 1/2” framed (professionally framed with a beautiful gold leaf moulding with all archival materials and uv plexiglass) Nicolas Robert (1614-1685) was one of the greatest natural history artists of the 17th century, and his work established standards combining scientific accuracy and esthetic appeal that influenced generations of artists and won the respect and patronage of the French royal family. Robert created a vast, exquisite body of work for the French Crown. Along with other artists, Robert was commissioned by Gaston d’Orleans, brother of Louis XIII, to create watercolors of the rare plants and exotic birds he had assembled in his garden at Blois and the Ménagerie at Versailles. Robert’s talent was recognized quickly as being superior to that of other artists working for the royal family, and after Gaston d’Orleans’s death, he was quickly placed under the patronage of the Sun King, Louis XIV. As a reward for the stunning works he painted for the king’s personal collection, Robert was named “Peintre Ordinaire du Roi” in 1666, a title that confirmed his continuing fame and patronage. Robert was the first significant contributor to a collection of fine watercolors on vellum that became known, collectively, as the Velins du Roi (the King’s Vellums). The watercolors Robert completed under Gaston d’Orleans and then Louis XIV for the royal collection fed the interest and provided the inspiration for the great masters of botanical and ornithological art who followed: Jean Joubert, Nicholas Marechal, Gerard van Spaendonck and, of course, Pierre-Joseph Redouté. Thus the extremely fine print work of Parisian natural historians and flower painters as late as 1825 can be traced directly back to the strength of Robert’s tradition. Probably executed for noble patrons, these stunning ornithological watercolors date from around the time of Robert’s period in the court of Louis XIV. The birds are defined with subtle modulations of delicate hues, and the simple yet monumental compositions combine flawless artistry with Robert’s characteristic attention to scientific precision. The vast majority of Robert’s watercolors are housed in public institutions, including the Musee d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, the British Museum in London, and the Hofbibliothek in Vienna. These watercolors represent an unusual opportunity to obtain original, unique works by a highly important and exceptionally talented artist. The brilliance that made the Sun King recognize Robert as the preeminent watercolorist of his day is still evident in these pristine and charming works.

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        Archiducatus Austriae Inferioris accuratissima geographica descriptio. Authore Georgio Matthaei Vissher Tyrolensi

      Vienna, 1670 - Engraved wall map on 16 sheets, extending north to south from Moravia to Stiria, and west to east from the town of Steyr to Prespurg (Bratislava), vignette views of the Danube from Vienna looking west, and the royal residence in Vienna, upper right and left respectively, and fine cartouches lower left and right, some minor loss to corners of a few sheets. Vischer's sumptuous wall map of Lower Austria. The map would set the standard for the mapping of Lower Austria for the next 50 years. It is dedicated to Leopold I (1640-1705), whose cameo along with his royal consort are depicted above an image of the Imperial Palace in Vienna. The palace would be destroyed during the Turkish siege of 1683. To the upper right corner is a view of the Danube from Vienna looking west, with a key naming the towns and castles. Below the map are two fine cartouches together with a depiction of Vischer surveying using a plane table, with a chain, compass, and notebooks by his feet. Behind him stand three horses, and an assistant who holds up the key to the map. Georg Matth?us Vischer (1628-1696) was an Austrian cartographer and clergyman. It is unclear how Vischer came to acquire his cartographic training, however, he had a sufficient reputation - by the time he became a parish priest at Leon Stein (during the 1660s) - for him to be called upon to complete a survey of Upper Austria. He was granted leave by his Bishop and began his survey work in 1667. The following year he submitted the first draft of the map, which was approved, and then engraved by Melchior Kusell. The following year the map was published and Vischer began the mapping of Lower Austria, the present map, which would be published in 1670. He would go on to publish a map of Styria, and topographical books of Lower and Upper Austria. Although his works were well received, he failed to gain all the promised remuneration from the noblemen and gentry of Austria - not an uncommon problem - and was left with a considerable amount of debt. So much so in fact that he would die penniless in 1696, having been forced to sell all his books and instruments. The map is mentioned in glowing terms by Johann Georg Keyssler in his work 'Travels Through Germany, Bohemia.' (1756): "George Matthew Vischer, a Tirolese, and a minister of Leonstain in Upper Austria, assisted by one Russel, an engraver, published in the year 1669 a very beautiful map of Upper Austria in twelve sheets. In 1670 they also published with the same accuracy and beauty a map of Lower Austria in fifteen (sic) sheets. But in their map of the Dutchy of Stiria, in twelve sheets, they have not succeeded so well." It is also referenced, some 170 years later, by Lt. Col. Lawrence Martin who worked on the new borders of Austria and Germany marked out in the Treaty of Versailles. He would later, from 1924-46 be head of the map department at the Library of Congress: "Do you suppose the seventeenth century geographer [Georg Vischer] dreamed that his map would be used by an itinerant twentieth century geographer from the wilderness of North America, doing geographical fieldwork in His Sacred Majesty's Archduchy of Austria, traveling in the uniform of the army of the United States of America, and reporting to a great Peace Conference in Paris about where the boundaries of the proud and venerable Austria might be? I hope maps of mine will live as long!" He goes on to say: "But this shows what maps can be used for. Maps, multi-shaped, parti-colored, dust gathering objects, the bane of every librarian's existence, which he has to keep - they do have serious use" - a sentiment that we would like to endorse. Munich University 0001/2 Mapp. 88; UB Augsburg 02/IV.3.2.16; BNF FRBNF40741749; Keyssler, J.G., Travels through Germany, Bohemia. 1756

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