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        Carte du Dêtroit de Magellan

      Amsterdam, chez I. F. Bernard,, 1670.. n. d., probably around 1670: in the plate "Variation 17 D. Anno 1670". Map with North-South orientation, depicting Magellan Strait and surrounding area and with an inset-map covering South America from the height of present-day Valdivia to "Berneveldt's Island", measuring 42.8 x 53.3 cms in the plate, delicately coloured by hand. Several compass-roses and a milescale & legenda. Some offsetting from folding, very faint wrinkle and one skilfully repaired tear. * NOT IN PHILIPS. Beautiful map in a splendid handcolouring an in a good condition. Legenda in French; several geographical names in English.

      [Bookseller: INTERNATIONAAL ANTIQUARIAAT]
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        THE FIRST PART OF MR DOD'S SAYINGS [BROADSIDE1670]

      Appleton. Good with no dust jacket. 1670. Paperback. B&W Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tal; 1 pages; 14 x 18" dimensions . Printed on one side. Edges chipped some splitting along center fold. Not listed in Worldcat, AE nor in ESTC. There are some listings for an apparently later printing titled "Old MR DODD'S SAYINGS " [two D's]. Appears to be late 1600's but no later than 1700's. No printer, date nor publisher is noted. A single sheet , picturing Dod, lists 42 of his religious sayings. Quite scarce and unusual piece of ephemera. No watermark detected, handmade paper with very fine laid lines. A composite photo of the complete broadside is also available. .

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        Legends no histories: or, A specimen of some animadversions upon the History of the Royal Society: Wherein, besides the several errors against common literature, sundry mistakes about the making of salt-petre and gun-powder are detected, and rectified:

      London: Printed at London, 1670. Legends no histories: or, A specimen of some animadversions upon the History of the Royal Society: Wherein, besides the several errors against common literature, sundry mistakes about the making of salt-petre and gun-powder are detected, and rectified: whereunto are added two discourses, one of Pietro Sardi, and another of Nicolas Tartaglia relating to that subject. Translated out of Italian. With a brief account of those passages of the authors life, which the virtuosi intended most to censure, and expatiate upon: written to save them the trouble of doing any thin besides defending themselves. Together with the Plus ultra of Mr. Joseph Glanvill reduced to a non-plus, &c. By Henry Stubbe, physician at Warwick / [by Stubbe, Henry]. 1670.First edition. This edition published/printed in the year 1670. Collation, [28]3-16[2]17-127[1][12] errata[1][2]1-115, 115/116-179,178/179pp. pagination slightly erratic, but complete. Bound in later half calf. cloth boards. Binding heavly worn/rubbed, but in good firm condition.Internally, no loose pages, text block firm, last 75 pages have some worming to margin, ( not affecting text ), very occasional Patent Office Library library stamp, ( about 10 in all ). Pages in good clean condition throughout. A good clean copy in a worn binding. A62. First Edition. Quarto.

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        CATALOGUS PLANTARUM ANGLIAE ET INSULARUM ADJACENTIUM:

      London: Impensis J. Martyn, 1670. pp. [22], 358, [2 errata]. modern half polished calf binding with marbled paper boards, four rasied bands to the spine, fine with minimal wear. Contents clean and tight, modern end papers, contemporary inscription to the head of the title page shaved, very small defect to the gutter of pp. 143-5 affecting a few words, made good in facsimile, small single wormtrack to the lower margin of the last few leaves. A very good/fine copy of the first edition of Ray's flora considered to be ..."The first real flora of these islands". "It is now a fairly uncommon book, though this may be partly explained by one of its main purposes, that is, to be used by botanists in the field, so that many copies would probably have been used up and destroyed" (Keynes). A second, far less rare edition was published in 1677. . First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No dust jacket. 12mo (10.5 x 15.5cm).

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        TYRANNICK LOVE, OR THE ROYAL MARTYR. A TRAGEDY

      London: Printed for H. Herringman, at the sign of the Blew Anchor in the Lower Walk of the New Exchange, 1670. First edition. First issue with original leaf F3 intact. Quarto (215 x 170 mm), collates: title, [8], 66, [1]. Signatures: A4, a2, B-I4, K2. Lacking leaf A1, the blank preceding the title page. Bound in marbled wraps to style. Title page with some pulp fills, mainly along inner margin. Other pages with inner marginal worming, rarely affecting the text. Page 64 with lower corner missing, affecting final four lines with loss of a few words. Most pages with dog-eared corners, staining or some other minor defect, but text legible and complete. & & Dryden's tragedy, in rhymed couplets, of St. Catharine of Alexandria and her martyrdom at the hands of the lusty Roman Emperor Maximinus. Nell Gwyn (aka Ellen Guyn), mistress of Charles II, originated the role of Valeria, the tyrant's daughter. The rather pious and stately tragedy ends with a truly Restoration flourish, when stagehands come onstage to carry off the dead Valeria's corpse at the play's curtain and Gwyn jumps up to deliver "what must be the most amusing epilogue ever written" (Maximillian E. Novak, "The Works of John Dryden," University of California, 1970), chiding the "damn'd dull Poet" for killing her off and mocking his "godly out-of-fashion Play." ESTC R4038; MACDONALD 74a; WING D2393.

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        Portails d'Eglise à l'Italienne. Nouvellement inventés et gravés par Jean le Pautre.

      - Paris, P.(II) Mariette, (no date, ca. 1670 - 1680). Complete series of fine etched title and five plates, with plate numbers, 1-6, showing church façades in the Italian manner. ca. 22,1 à 23,5 cm x 15,3 à 14,8 cm.*I.F.F. XVII, 12, Nos. 2120 - 2125. Not in Fuhring. Second edition, with plate numbers. Beautiful designs for baroque church façades in two storeys, 5 of the plates with a variant of the right half. With attached columns of the Ionic and Corinthian order, adorned with statues, balustrades. 3 plates with domes above the crossing. Invented and etched by the famous French architect and ornament designer Jean Lepautre (Paris 1618 - 1682). The publisher Pierre II Mariette was born in Paris in 1634, where he died in 1716. - Very slightly foxed. Tiny margins.[(4411)]

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        The Shepherd of Banbury's Rules to Judge of the Changes of the Weather, Grounded on Forty Years Experience: To which is Added a Rational Account of the Causes of such Alterations, the Nature of the Wind, Rain, Snow?

      8vo, later cloth backed marbled boards, [2], viii, 64 pp. Binding worn, splitting at joins with some tears on the spine, normal aging, but internally very good. This work was first published in 1670 as "The Shepherd's Legacy." Although it is unsure who the shepherd of Branbury was, it is possible that it was John Claridge. The OCLC repeating from the introduction of G.H.T. Kimble indicates that in the 1946 edition, the author refers to himself as John in the original edition. It is believed that in the present edition, additions have been made anonymously by John Campbell (ESTC T12185). Claridge talks about the benefits of understanding the weather, and describes some of the tools that are used for that purpose in his introduction, including the value of observation. However, the main purpose of his work is to share the rules that help predict the weather, such as, small and round clouds will yield fair weather for two or three days, or the chance of rain when the Moon is new. OCLC.

      [Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books & Prints]
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        The History of the Turkish Empire from the Year 1623, to the Year 1677. Containing the Reigns of the Three Last Emperours, Viz. Saltan Morat or Amurat IV. Sultan Ibrahim, and Sultan Mahomet IV. His Son, the XIII. Emperour Now Reigning

      Printed by J. M. For John Starkey, London 1670 - Collation, [5]89,336pp, 13pp table, 3pp booklist, frontispiece, plus 3 plates. Book measures 12 1/4 x 8 inches, ( 31x20mm ).Bound in modern full calf, raised bands, gilt lines and title lettering, new endpapers. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, frontispiece chipped on edges, small number in ink on verso of title page, a few pages slight grubby, small hole on one page, some light browning. Pages in very good condition throughout. A very nice copy, in a good sturdy modern leather binding.

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        Plan et cartes des villes d'Artois.

      (Paris, 1670 - (Paris, um 1670). 8°. (2) gef. Bl. (Text). Mit 1 gest. Titelblatt, 5 gest. Textbl., 1 Wappenkupfertafel, 28 gest. Karten und Pläne und 14 gest. Ansichten. Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild. Mit Ansichten von Arras, Bappaume, Hesdin, Lens, Bethume, St. Venant, Villers, Aire, St. Omer, Perne u.a. Sämtliche Tafeln doppelblattgross. - Zu Beginn etwas stockfleckig. Einband berieben und bestossen. Gelenke angeplatzt. Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild.

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        SANDYS TRAVELS, CONTAINING AN HISTORY OF THE ORIGINAL AND PRESENT STATE OF THE TURKISH EMPIRE

      London: Rob. Clavel, et. al, 1670. Sixth Edition. leather/boards. Generally clean, solid, Very Good copy. Small folio (7" x 11-3/4") bound in 19th century calf-backed marbled boards. Containing Turkish laws, government, policy, military force, courts of justice, and commerce, the Mahometan religion and ceremonies, a description of Constantinople, the Grand Signior's seraglio, and his manner of living; also, of Greece, with the religion and customs of the Grecians; of ígypt, the antiquity, hieroglyphicks, rites, customs, discipline, and religion of the Egyptians; A voyage on the River Nylvs; of Armenia, Grand Cairo, Rhodes, the Pyramides, Colossus, the former flourishing and present state of Alexandria; a description of the Holy-Land, of the Jews, and several sects of Christians living there; of Jerusalem, sepulchre of Christ, Temple of Solomon, and what else either of antiquity, or worth observation; lastly, Italy described, and the islands adjoyning, as Cyprus, Crete, Malta, Sicilia, the Eolian Islands, of Rome, Venice, Naples, Syracusa, Mesena, Etna, Scylla and Charybdis, and other places of note. Illustrated with engraved maps and plates in the text, with one folding panoramic view. In addition to being a traveler, Sandys was also a poet and an early resident of Virginia. Lacks the additional engraved title page and the large folding map. One leaf supplied from another edition and sized; last leaf missing blank corner with old repair. Armorial bookplate of Hopwell Hall with another private bookplate below it. Front joint split but cover securely held by cords.

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        The Holy Bible. Containing the Old Testament and the New, Newly Translated Out of the Original Tongues

      Cambridge: John Hayes, Printer to the University. 1670. Small 4to (8.75" x 6.5"). First Thus. H Hard Cover. Very Good. Engraved title dated 1673; New Testament title dated 1670; first edition thus. Sound and attractive copy containing the Old and New Testaments plus Apocrypha, six unidentified pages of prayers and four unidentified pages of psalms bound in at the rear. Small 4to (22 cm x 16.5 cm) full textured black leather, most likely early nineteenth century, with concentric rectangular panels and other blindstamped designs, gilt decorated edges and inner dentelles, rebacked in brown morocco lettered in gilt with raised spine bands, nineteenth century endpapers but with one original endpaper bound in, all edges gilt, elaborate engraved title by Chantry, double column format, decorative woodcut initials scattered throughout. Extremities rubbed and lightly scuffed, text block sound, margins lightly shaved but without loss of text or margin notes, minor chip to upper corner of final leaf of Revelations, affecting the top three lines of the outer colums, pages lightly age-toned but clean.

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        C. Iulii Caesaris quae extant, cum selectis variorum commentariis [...]

      Amstelodami [Amsterdam], ex Officina Elzeviriana, 1670. 8vo. pp. [xvi], 918, [xxxii], with engraved title page and engraving of siege walls on p. 292 + engraved folding map of the Roman world. Occasional light waterstaining, old underlining in ink at intervals. Contemporary vellum. Old owenership signature to title and nineteenth century die-sinker bookplate of William Francis Segrave to front pastedown. A line for line reprint of the 1661 variorum edition, according to Willems (Dibdin, relying on Harwood’s judgement, favours the 1661 edition).

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        Historia Iesuitica hoc est, de origine, regulis, constitutionibus, privilegiis, Incrementis, Progressu et Propagatione ordinis Iesuitarum

      Zürich, Wolff 1670. 34 cm. (30), 418 Seiten mit Titelvignette und Kopfvignette (Putten mit Büchern). Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldoldung, Wappen-Supralibros und vergoldeten Stehkanten - VD17 12:114276G - BL German 1601-1700 H1685ff (vgl.) - Bogeng, Bibliophilen I, 259 (Bünau) - NDB II, 739 (Bünau) - Rudolf Hospinian, eigentlich Rudolf Wirth (1547 - 1626), Zürcher Prediger und Autor zahlreicher historischer Werke über Taufe, Messe, Mönchtum usw. mit dem Ziel, die katholische Kirche des Irrtums zu überführen. Die Historia Iesuitica ist eine Geschichte der Jesuiten aus protestantischer Sicht. Schönes Exemplar aus der Bibliothek des Grafen Heinrich v. Bünau mit dessen Wappen-Supralibros. Vorgebunden: Hospinian, Rodolphus: De Monachis hoc est, de origine et progressu Monachatus ... Libri sex. Editio nova, ab auctore ante obitum emendata, aucta, et locupletata. Genf, de Tournes, 1659. (50), 550 Seiten mit Titelvignette. - Geringe Restaurierung am Rücken oben und unten, sonst schön. - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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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. 1st Edition. 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. 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.

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        Repraesentatio Pugnae qua Illmus Luneburgensium Dux Georgius. Generalis Suecivs Et Campimarschallus Kniphusius Comit. de Gronsfeld et Merode Genärales Caesareanos 28 Juni / 8 Julli Anno 1633. propè Oppidum Oldendorp ad Visurgim." Aufsicht mit Umgebung und Darstellung der Schlacht

      Kupferstich von zwei Platten gedruckt aus Merian, Theatrum Europaeum 1670. 28.5x72.5 cm. - Fauser 5764 - Mit Ansichten der Orte Segelhorst und Barksen. Dekorative Darstellung der Schlacht zwischen evangel. Truppen unter Georg von Calenberg und kaiserlichen Truppen unter Gronsfeld und Merode.Für die 1670 erschienene Auflage des Theatrum Europaeum-Bandes wurde ein verkleinerter Nachstich angefertigt (das Blatt der Erstausgabe ist ca. 94 cm breit).

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        Estratto de sogni Trasportati dal Francese per Innocentio Maranaviti.

      Per Gasparo Coradici,, Venetia, 1670 - Cm. 14,5, pp. (4) 140. Marchio tipografico al frontespizio, testate e capolettera decorati. Leg. coeva in perg. rigida con titoli ms. al dorso. Un paio d'antiche firme di possesso. Bell?esemplare, genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Si tratta verosimilmente della prima edizione italiana di questa celebre opera considerata come una delle più riuscite del celebre e fecondo romanziere spagnolo ".il solo che comparar si possa a Cervantes.". Raro, nessuna copia censita in Iccu.

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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 - 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. 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. 1 Kg. 494 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La perspective curieuse ou magie artificiele des effets merveilleux. De l'optique, par la vision directe. La catoptrique, par la reflexion des miroirs plats, cylindriques & coniques. La dioptrique, par la refraction des crystaux... Oeuvre tres-utile aux peintres, architectes, graveurs, sculpteurs...Paris: Pierre Billaine, 1638.

      First edition, with a fine provenance, of Niceron's important treatise on perspective and anamorphic projection, which gains added significance in the history of science for containing "perhaps the first published reference to Descartes' derivation of the law of refraction" (DSB). "The classic phase of anamorphosis, during which it came to relate vitally to a series of scientific and theological concerns, occurred in France and Rome in the 1630s and 1640s. The theorist at the centre of the Paris-Rome developments was Jean-François Niceron" (Kemp).<br/><br/> Provenance: Gilles Allou (1670-1751), French painter (signature on front fly-leaf). Allou was elected to the <i>Acadcmie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture</i> in 1711. One of his works is <i>L'Optique, or Portrait of Madame Allou drawing an Anamorphic</i>. <br/><br/> Niceron was "sympathetic to the natural magic still current at his time... [and] tended to view optics as the art of illusion rather than the science of light" (DSB). This attitude is reflected in the title of the work, the 'marvellous effects' being anamorphoses. Niceron tells us in the preface (p. 4) that his original intention had been to devote the entire work to anamorphoses, but he also wished to connect the geometric understanding of anamorphoses to the theory of perspective. Having been disappointed with the existing works on perspective, and especially with their failure to show how to construct perspective images of the Platonic bodies - objects that since Antiquity have been connected to the wonders of science and creation - he decide to begin his work with a new treatment of perspective. <br/><br/> "Although aware of the latest theoretical developments, Niceron concentrated primarily on the practical applications of perspective, catoptrics, and dioptrics, and on the illusory effects then traditionally associated with natural magic... The first [book] presents briefly the fundamental geometrical theorems that are necessary for what follows; it then develops a general method of perspective collineation, borrowing heavily from Alberti and Dürer. Book II, which is addressed to the problem of establishing perspective for paintings executed on curved or irregular surfaces (for example, vaults or niches), presents a general technique of anamorphosis; that is, the determination of the surface distortions necessary to bring a picture into perspective when viewed from a given point. Niceron showed, for example, how to construct on the interior surface of a cone a distorted image which, when viewed end on through the base, appears in proper proportion. Book III discusses the anamorphosis of figures that are viewed by reflection from plane, cylindrical, and conical mirrors. He explained how to draw on a plane surface a distorted figure which, when viewed by means of a cylindrical mirror standing perpendicular to the plane, appears in normal projection. Book IV deals with the distortions created by refraction. Here Niceron abandoned any effort at general treatment and concentrated instead on constructing an optical device consisting of a polyhedral lens that gathers elements of one figure and unites them into another, totally different figure. The discussion contains perhaps the first published reference to Descartes' derivation of the law of refraction (1638)" (DSB). <br/><br/> Niceron (1613-46) studied under Mersenne at Paris and then entered the Order of Minims; he was appointed professor of mathematics at their convent in Rome. He was also an artist of some note and executed a large anamorphic wall painting (now lost) in the convent of Sta. Trinita de Monti. He and his Minim colleague Maignan were interested in the uses of anamorphosis in religious art. He was a member of Mersenne's circle, and was acquainted with Fermat, Descartes and Roberval in France, and Cavalieri, Kircher and others in Rome. "He collaborated with a group of scientists in Rome (including Magiotti, Baliani, Kircher, Ricci and Maignan) in conducting experiments suggested by the work of Galileo" (Kemp). The <i>Approbation</i> for this work was granted on 13 April 1638 by Mersenne. <br/><br/> DSB X: 103-4; Vagnetii E111b27. For a detailed discussion of the relationship between Niceron's anamorphic work, his religious beliefs, and the philosophy of Mersenne and Descartes, see Martin Kemp, <i>The Science of Art</i>, pp. 210-211.. Folio (345 x 235 mm), pp. [xxiv, including frontispiece], 120, [4, errata and terminal leaf, blank except for printer's device], with engraved frontispiece and 25 engraved plates on 26 leaves (plate 19 double-page). Contemporary limp vellum

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        VERZEICHNUSS DER FRANTSÖSISCHEN KRIEGS-SCHIFFE/ WIE ALT DIESELBIGE SEYEN/ VON IHRER LADUNG/ GESCHÜTS/ MANNSCHAFFT/ UND DERSELBEN BEFEHLSHABER.

      - (No pl., ca. 1670).Broadside. Ca. 38 x 30 cm.* Inventory of the French battle-fleet giving the names of the ships and towns of construction, date of construction (between 1641 and 1669), burden, number of guns and crew. - (Blank margin skilfully restored).

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        Assedio Della Cittá Di Mvnster Anno 1661." Befestigungsgrundriss mit naher Umgebung und Truppenaufstellungen der Belagerung durch Bischof Bernhard von Galen 1661

      Kupferstich von G. Bouttats aus Gualdo Priorato 1670. 38x51 cm. - Geisberg Ansichten 41 und 1932 Nr. 50 - Schmale Rändchen, kleines Loch in alter Faltung restauriert.

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        The Mourning Muse of Alexis. A Pastoral. Lamenting the Death of our late Gracious Queen Mary

      1670-1729 Folio, 11.75 x 7.5 inches. Second edition Congreve's first separately published poem, which went through three editions in 1695. A-C2. The title page is printed within a black frame to indicate mourning. Disbound. William Congreve was a celebrated playwright who started his career as literary apprentice to John Dryden. His plays were highly praised by Dryden; he was visited by Voltaire whose praises he brushed off, saying he would rather be treated as a man without fame. Although best known for his comedies, Congreve also produced a tragedy, novels, and a stock of poetry. This is his funeral ode on the death of Queen Mary, which had engendered a small flood of such verse.

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        The Practical Register; Or the Accomplish&#39;d Attorney: Consisting of Rules, Orders, And the most Principal Observations Concerning the Practice of the Common Law in His Majesties Courts at Westminster But More Particularly Applicable to the Proceedings in the Kings Bench, As well in matters Criminal as Civil.

      London: Printed for Thos. Dring, 1670. Hardcover. Very good. &#39;The second Edition very much enlarged.&#39; (xxx), 574pp. Small 8vo. Contemporary full polished calf; spine in 5 compartments. Hinges expertly and nearly invisibly mended; light wear at spine tips and at corners, else a very good copy. With contemporary marginalia on the rear flyleaves, and with the armorial bookplate of James Carroll. Wing S6100; ESTC

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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 .

      - Paris: Gervais Clovzier, 1670. 2 volumes, 12mo. (5 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches). [12], 452; [12], 414 pp. Contemporary vellum, manuscript title on spine. 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 retalitory 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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        Tractatus de Aquaeductu. Quomodo constituatur. Ex quibus Aquis. Quot modis. Quis possit constituere. De praescriptione decennali, vicenalis, & immemorabili. De Possessorio, & Petitorio in materia Aquarum

      Numerous full-page woodcuts (16 folding). 20 p.l. (1st leaf blank), 412, [62] pp.; 20 p.l., 466, lxxvi pp.; 16 p.l., 291, [68] pp.; 6 p.l., lxxix, 570, [9] pp. Four vols. Folio, 18th­cent. half-sheep & boards (a little rubbed, some occasional dampstaining), spines gilt, green & brown leather lettering pieces on spines. Pavia: J.A. Magri, [1670]-86. First edition of this rare and comprehensive work on aqueducts and canals, the regulation of rivers, problems of hydraulics, and water rights. Because of Italy&#39;s mountainous geography and extensive coastline, the science of training and regulating rivers developed to its highest degree in Italy by the end of the 17th century. This book is, we believe, the most extensive work on the subject of the time. Pecchio (fl. 1690), was archdeacon at Pavia and a professor at the city&#39;s gymnasium. The numerous woodcuts are attractively naive. Fine set. Ex Bibliotheca Mechanica. Riccardi, II, 254. Sotheran, First Supplement, 6874­"rare." .

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        Three Works of Engravings after Raphael: Parerga, Atque Ornamenta...; Picturae Omniumq(ue) Bonarum Artium...; and Imagines ab Hetruriae Legatione

      Rome: Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi, n.d., ca. 1670. First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. Oblong folio of engravings. The first work has 43 numbered plates beginning with a dedication: "Eminentissimo ac reuerendissimo Principi Camillo Maximo S.R.E. Cardinali amplissimo." The 43 plates were engraved by Pietro Santo Bartoli and are complete.& Bound with: "D. Nicolao Simonello picturae omiumq(ue) bonarum artium cultori eximio..." 15 engraved plates, complete.& Bound with: "Serenissimo Principi Medices Leonis X admirandae virtutis imagines ab Hetruriae legatione ad Pontificatum a Raphaeli Urbinata ad vivum, et ad miraculum expressas, in Aulaeis Vaticanis." 15 engraved plates, complete.& The dedicatee of the first work, Carlo Cardinal Massimo, was created a cardinal in 1670; he died in 1677. This helps date the present work. & The engravings are printed on one side only of each leaf. The leaves are bound along the left side in a contemporary or near contemporary binding of quarter leather, gilt spine rules, decorated paper boards. Edges, corners and hinges are scuffed and worn, small spine repair, else this is very good with the engravings in fine condition.& The engravings of each work are complete and rare thus.

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        Tabula Tartariae, et Majoris partis Regni Chinae

      1670 - A detailed hand colored engraved map of Asia by De Witt. Overall fair condition with dimensions of 23.5"x21.25". Heavy staining/foxing throughout, evidence of past repairs.

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        Tusculan Disputations (French text)

      A Paris: au Palais, par la Compagnie des libraires associez au privilege, 1670. 1st Edition. . Good. RARE IN ANY LANGUAGE, 17TH CENTURY BOOK BY CICEREO, 6.5in X 4in Pages: complete with all 499 pages; generally free from markings or foxing& Condition: Good, wear to the corners, edges, and spine ends; some rubbing and scuffing to the leather in places; attractive shelf appearance with gold gilt design. Binding: tight and secure leather binding. & Publisher: A Paris, : au Palais, par la Compagnie des libraires associez au privilege., M.DC.LXX..& & & , Les Ïuvres de Ciceron : de la traduction de Monsieur Du Ryer, &c..& Notes: Imprint on t.p. verso: A Paris, chez Guillaume de Luyne, ... Iean Cochart, ... Estienne Loyson, ... Gabriel Quinet, ... Claude Barbin, ... et René Guignard ...&

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        Bazilica Chymica, & Praxis Chymiatricae. Or, Royal and Practical Chymistry, in three treatises

      London - John Starkey and Thomas Passinger, 1670 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Bound in calf. Being a translation of Oswald Crollius his Royal Chymistry, augmented and inlarged by John Hartman. To which is added his Treatise of Signatures of Internal Things; or, a True and Lively Anatomy of the Greater and Lesser World. . . As AlsoThe Practice of Chymistry of John Hartman M. D. augmented and inlarged by his son. All faithfully Englished by a lover of chymistry. Oswald Crollisu,d. 1608, was a German professor of medicine at the University of Marburg. He was among the first disciples of Paracelsus. Condition: The text binding is tight and firm. There is significant wear to the extremities, including rubbing and edge wear, with loss to the front board. Internally the pages have slight browning with scattered spots. The title pagethrough to page 37 have significant loss, lessening in severity, with loss to the text ending on page 31. There is an ink inscriptionand private shelfmark to the front pastedown, and an ink inscription to the title page. There are occasional small ink marks. Overall the condition isgood only..

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        (Belgica) L&#39;Histoire des Pays-Bas d&#39;Emanuel de Meteren, ou, Recueil des guerres, et choses memorables advenues tant és dits Pays, qu&#39;és Pays voysins, depuis l&#39;an 1315. iusques à l&#39;an 1612

      Amstelredam (Amsterdam): Jean de Ravesteyn. 1670. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 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&#39;t appear until 1599. Measures 9 x 14 inches. Rare. Digital images available upon request.

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        De Motionibus Naturalibus a Gravitate Pendentibus Liber

      Dominici Ferri (4) ff., 566 pp., (3) ff. Bound in contemporary vellum. Excellent. Very rare first edition of this important work on mechanics by Borelli and the first treatise on capillarity. It contains the important investigations from which the author formulated 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. The work is said to have caused the quarrel between the author and Prince Leopold of Tuscany, who wished to incorporate it in the Saggi of the Accademia del Cimento, while Borelli wanted to publish it in his own name. Borelli was the central figure in that organization; and soon after his departure in 1667, it ceased to function. De Motionibus was well known among Borelli's contemporaries and appeared in three subsequent editions, testifying to its influence. Encompassing many of the experimental bases which ten years later would underlie his De Motu Animalium of 1680-81, Borelli himself had considered it preparatory to that later work. This particular copy has the distinguished provenance of the mathematician Michel Chasles (about whom see the biography in DSB III.212-15.) * DSB II.306-14; Riccardi I.159-60.

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        Precetti militari consacrati all&#39; immortal nome.di Ferdinando Maria duca dell&#39; una e dell&#39; altra Baviera.composti da F. Marzioli Bresciano

      Bologna: In fine: Bologna, Erede di Domenico Barbieri. 1670. [Figurato Militaria] (cm39) ottima piena pergamena originale, titolo manoscritto al dorso. -- cc. 3 nn., pp. 166 (numerate da 15 a 166), cc. 3 nn. Occhietto, ritratto, frontis figurato + 27 tavv. f.t. e 37 tavole nel testo di cui 15 a piena pagina. Il ritratto e lo stemma sono incisi da D. A. Bricio Delin., L. Tintus Sculp. Edizione originale rarissima (manca a molti repertori biliografici) di uno dei più celebri figurati del &#39;600 consacrato all&#39; arte militare. Uso della picca e del fucile, tattica di fanteria e delle truppe in battaglia. Di grande interesse anche per i costumi. Magnifico esemplare fresco e marginoso. Con incisioni in rame in prima tiratura con alta definizione come raramente si incontra. * Gelli 139; * Dayala 40;* Lipperheide Qb49; * Haym 578; * Capponi 249; * Michel-Michel V 138; * Britisch M. Cat. XVII Cent. Italian Books II 552.[f55] . molto buono. Rilegato. prima edizione. 1670.

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        Pia Mentins Exercitia, c.1670.

      1670 - [Manuscript]. De Nagy, Nicholaum Appony, Compiler. Pia Mentins Exercetia. [Probably Hungary, c. 1670]. 479 pp. Quarto (8" x 6-1/4"). Contemporary vellum (cut from an antiphonal), fragments of thong ties. Some soiling and edgewear, boards slightly bowed, crack to center of spine near foot, vellum beginning to crack through rear pastedown, front hinge starting, rear hinge partially cracked. Light toning to interior, early inscriptions and signature to front pastedown, text in Latin, written in a fine secretarial hand. * Probably compiled in Hungary, this is a reference work for Hungarian law students during the patvaria (or patvaristak), a two-year training period for that preceded final examinations and admission to practice. It has a number of additional annotations to the endleaves and text. The pastedown is inscribed with an early owner's name, "Ioannes," above the Latin motto "Sors Bona Nil Aliud' (Good Luck, Nothing Else). The rear pastedown has the motto, "dat Galenus opes, dat Justinianus honores, solus Aristoteles cogitur ire pedes," which is based on the quote by Robert Burton [1577-1640]: "Galen gives wealth, Justinian honors, but Moses must go on foot with a beggar's wallet." Our scribe, who seems to have been familiar with Burton, substitutes Aristotle for Moses. Nicholaas Appony de Nagy was a member of a noble Hungarian family. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Three Works of Engravings after Raphael: Parerga, Atque Ornamenta...; Picturae Omniumq(ue) Bonarum Artium...; and Imagines ab Hetruriae Legatione

      Rome: Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi, n.d., ca. 1670. First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. Oblong folio of engravings. The first work has 43 numbered plates beginning with a dedication: "Eminentissimo ac reuerendissimo Principi Camillo Maximo S.R.E. Cardinali amplissimo." The 43 plates were engraved by Pietro Santo Bartoli and are complete. Bound with: "D. Nicolao Simonello picturae omiumq(ue) bonarum artium cultori eximio..." 15 engraved plates, complete. Bound with: "Serenissimo Principi Medices Leonis X admirandae virtutis imagines ab Hetruriae legatione ad Pontificatum a Raphaeli Urbinata ad vivum, et ad miraculum expressas, in Aulaeis Vaticanis." 15 engraved plates, complete. The dedicatee of the first work, Carlo Cardinal Massimo, was created a cardinal in 1670; he died in 1677. This helps date the present work. The engravings are printed on one side only of each leaf. The leaves are bound along the left side in a contemporary or near contemporary binding of quarter leather, gilt spine rules, decorated paper boards. Edges, corners and hinges are scuffed and worn, small spine repair, else this is very good with the engravings in fine condition. The engravings of each work are complete and rare thus.

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        Charges Sir FRANCIS BACON 1670 Edition Touching DUELLS

      Printed by Sarah Griffing and Ben. Griffing for William Lee at the Turks-head, 1670. Later. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. (History) The Charge Of Sr. Francis Bacon, Kt. His Majesties Attourney General, Touching Duells. Upon an information in the Star-Chamber against Priest and Wright. With the Decree of the Star-Chamber in the Same Cause. LONDON: Printed by Sarah Griffing and Ben. Griffing for William Lee at the Turks-head in Fleet-Street, over against Fesser-Lane, 1670. In Fine Binding. New Endpapers. 16 Pages. Toning and foxing to pages. Finest Copy on the Market!! Very Scarce!

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        Officium Vicecomitum: The Office and Authority of Sherifs: Gathered

      1670. Dalton, Michael [d. ca. 1648]. Officium Vicecomitum: The Office and Authority of Sherifs: Gathered out of the statutes and books of the common Laws of this Kingdom, Corrected and Very Much Enlarged: To Which is Added An Appendix or Supplement, Containing a Collection of the Statutes Touching Sheriffs Made Since Mr. Dalton&#39;s Writing, Which are in Force and Use at This Day, Several Special Returns of Writs, and the Expositions, Judgements and Resolutions of the Reverend and Learned Judges, in the Several Courts at Westminster, Upon Divers Statutes, Cases and Questions in Law Relating to Sherifs, And Several Other New Matters: The Whole, Being a Work of Great Use and Profit, Not Only to the Students and Practitioners in the Law, But to All Other the Gentry of This Land, (On Whom the Burthen of this Office Lyeth) Especially to All Immediate High-Sheriffs and Under-Sheriffs: With a New and Copious Table, Wherein the Defects and Imperfections of the Old Table are Suppressed and Amended, The New Matter is Inserted in the Table, Under Their Proper Heads, And Have This Mark * Set Before Them. London: Printed by John Streater, James Fletcher and Henry Twyford, 1670. [iv], 500, [4], 501-564, [32] pp. Two parts. The second part is preceded by a title page reading (in part) Vicecomitis Officio Supplementum: An Appendix or Supplement. Folio (11" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules, gilt fillets and small blind corner fleurons to boards, raised bands and early hand-lettered title label to spine. A few minor scuffs and stains to boards, chipping to spine ends, joints starting at ends, corners bumped and somewhat worn, pastedowns loose, front pastedown lacking upper corner. Attractive woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Early owner initials to head of title page. Faint dampstaining to corners of a few leaves at beginning and end of text, interior otherwise fresh. * Third edition. As its title suggests, it is a remarkably comprehensive treatise. Holdsworth, who cites it several times, says "in spite of a growing number of rivals, it continued to be a standard authority until the beginning of the eighteenth century.": History of English Law IV:119. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:222 (6).

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        Of Wisdome Three Bookes Written In French

      London: Printed for Nathaniel Ranew and Jonathan Robinson, 1670., 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&#146;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.. Hardcover.

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        The adventures of (Mr T.S.) an English merchant, taken prisoner by the Turks of Argiers,

      London: printed [by William Wilson], and are to be sold by Moses Pitt,, 1670. and carried into the inland countries of Africa: with a description of the kingdom of of [sic] Argiers, 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. Whereunto is annex&#39;d an observation of the tide, and how to turn a ship out of the straights. mouth [sic] the wind being westerly; by Richard Norris. Small octavo (140 × 85 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt with leaf tools, sprays, etc., red morocco label, marbled edges. With the final advert leaf; p. 254 is misnumbered 252. Early ownership inscription of J. Digby at head of title. Rubbed, headcaps and two corners worn, front joint cracked at head down to first cord but holding firm, a few minor marks and occasional light toning, but an excellent copy. First and only edition of a fascinating narrative. T.S., an English merchant, was captured by Algerian pirates off the Bay of Biscay and sold into slavery. The account is leavened with some teasing sexual references and occasionally incredible natural history, but seems to be a genuine narrative of the aftermath of capture by Barbary corsairs. With a dedication to Thomas Manley, perhaps the legal and political writer of that name (c.1628&#150;1676), from the editor, A. Roberts, who states that the author, now deceased, was a mutual friend. The book is well-held institutionally, but rare in commerce, with no other copy traced at auction in the last 35 years.

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        ATLAS JAPANNENSIS: BEING REMARKABLE ADDRESSES BY WAY OF EMBASSY FROM THE EAST-INDIA COMPANY OF THE UNITED PROVINCES, TO THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN. Containing a Description of Their Several Territories, Cities, Temples, and Fortresses; Their Religions, Laws, and Customs; Their Prodigious Wealth, and Gorgeous Habits; The Nature of their Soil, Plants, Beasts, Hills, Rivers, and Fountains. With the Character of the Ancient and Modern JAPPANERS. Collected out of their several Writings and Journals...English&#146;d, and Adorn&#146;d...by John Ogilby

      London: Printed by Tho. Johnson for the Author, and are to be had at his House in White Fryers, 1670. First Edition and the Earliest Major Work Ever to be Published about Japan. Decorated with a finely engraved frontispiece, title-page printed in red and black, a superb copper engraved headpiece, two 9 line finely engraved and decorated initials, 70 half-page very fine, pictorially engraved copperplates, one large folding map of Osaka and one large folding view of the Temple with a Thousand Images. Folio in fours, very handsomely bound in three-quarter antique speckled calf over marbled boards, the spine with raised bands, contrasting red and black morocco lettering labels gilt, all edges marbled. [3 ff], 488 +[1] pp. A very handsome copy, finely preserved, the binding in very nice condition, the plates and textblock crisp and unpressed and generally very clean throughout. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF ONE OF THE GREATEST TRAVEL WORKS EVER PENNED. A BOOK WITH REMARKABLE EARLY VIEWS AND ILLUSTRATIONS OF JAPAN. THE FIRST MAJOR WORK EVER TO BE PUBLISHED ABOUT JAPAN. &#147;An exceedingly rare work. The plates to this work represent a high water mark in book illustrations of the seventeenth-century. Aside from the importance of the plates, this book remains one of the most curious of the numerous works of travel in the Orient during the seventeenth-century. Among the subjects discussed are the following: murder in Japan, Japanese wrestlers, Japanese baths, jugglers and necromancers, burning of widows, Japanese tortures, boiling waters of Singok, Japanese wines, and whaling.&#148; Cox

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        Mappa Aestivarum Insularum

      London, 1670. No Binding. Near Fine. 11 ½ x 14 inches. Fine hand color; excellent condition. A beautifully engraved, early map of Bermuda based on the first separate map of the island, Richard Norwood&#39;s 1618 chart, executed in behalf of the Bermuda Company. The Ogilby map includes the parishes and tribes allotted to the company&#39;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.

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        Historiarum libri.

      Amsterdam, Elzevier 1670 - 16°. Mit gestoch. Titel (in Pag.). 271 S., 8 Bl. Schwarzes langnarbiges Maroquin des 19. Jhdts. mit Rtit., schlichter Rvg., goldgepr. Filete auf Deckeln und Stehkanten, Innenkantenvg. und dreiseit. Goldschnitt (etw. berieben, wenig bestoßen). Einer von 2 oder 3 Drucken der sog. 'kleinen Curtius-Ausgabe' , S. 3 mit der Kustode 'hac'; . - Willems 2146. Berghman (Suppl. zu Willems) 572. - Geschichte Alexanders des Großen. - Leicht gebräunt, wenig fleckig, schön gebunden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Ad suos compagnones studiantes, qui sunt de persona friantes, bassas Dansas & Branlos practicantes, nouvellos quamplurimos mandat. [With:] [BOLLA, Bartolomeo]. Nova Novorum Novissima, Sive Poemata Stylo Macaronico

      [Lyon?]:: &#147;Stampatus in Stampatura Stampatorum,&#148; , 1670. 12mo. 12mo (142 x 80 mm). 191 pp. Two parts, separately titled but continuously paginated. Woodcut peacock device on title. A pretty copy; trifling foxing to title. Eighteenth-century French red morocco, sides with triple gilt fillet, smooth spine gold-tooled with green morocco lettering-piece, edges gilt over marbling, marbled endpapers. Provenance: Marquis de Rognes, engraved armorial bookplate, signed Nicolas de Mire, 1777.***& & Most complete edition of one of the earliest collections of French macaronic poetry (an often burlesque admixture of the vernacular and Latin), celebrated for its valuable descriptions of and notations of early Provençal dance. The preface from the supposed publisher (&#147;Librarius&#148;) is addressed to the &#147;bragardissimis&#148; dancers of France: bragare, in Arena&#146;s personal brand of Latin, means to &#147;have fun,&#148; but Arena&#146;s work, addressed to students, was intended to meet a (semi-) serious need: To attract students to the University of Aix, less popular than the faculties of Avignon and Montpellier, the rector had decided to authorize a ball at the time of graduation for the graduates and their families, but &#147;for certain students, dancing in public was a much more forbidding test than all of those that they had undergone during their studies&#148; (Louisson-Lassablière, p. 268, our translation). Thus Arena&#146;s goal was to familiarize students with the many different &#147;basses danses&#148; currently in fashion. & & Following a prose introduction to the subject, the poem, in 1896 lines, is in two parts, the first being an autobiography in which the author recalls his experiences in the Italian campaigns (he had given his first dance lessons after his return from Italy in 1527). A general introduction to dance and to proper comportment is largely tongue-in-cheek. Of greatest interest for dance historians are the technical descriptions of dances found in a four-page section (pp. 86-90) in French, in which the author uses a stenographic notation system in which each step is designated by the initial of its name, repeated to indicate a repetition of the step. Thus in the description "R c ss d ss d d d ss r c ss a ss r c," "c" signifies "congé," "ss" signifies "deux simples," "d d d" signifies "trois doubles," and so on. Such detailed choreographic records are rare for this period. Each dance description, occupying no more than one line, is prefaced by the title or titles of popular songs or melodies to which it should be danced. & & Included are poems are Rémy Belleau (&#147;Poema macaronicum de bello huguenotico&#148;(pp. 97-106), and Louis Reynier (&#147;Epigramma&#148; (pp. 92-93). Known in over 32 editions, the work was first printed at Lyon in 1529. This edition iincludes a collection of Italian macaronic poetry by Bartolomeo Bolla (first printed in 1604), with satirical poems such as one addressed to the &#147;culinary Muse&#148; (p. 147), lists of attributes (including types of women) associated with various Italian towns (pp. 121-129), and poems in the patois of Bergamo. Brunet I, 393 ("Edition la plus complète que l&#39;on ait de ce recueil") ; Fletcher, Bibliographical Descriptions of Forty Dance Books, 3a ; Clarke, Four Hundred Years of Dance Notation (1987), no. 6; R. Mullally, &#147;The editions of Antonius Arena&#146;s Adsuos compagnones studiante,&#148; Gutenberg-Jahrbuch 1979:146-57. Cf. Marie-Joëlle Louisson-Lassablière, "Antonius Arena ou le Latin macaronique," in E. Bury, Tous vos gens à Latin (2005).

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        LEGENDS NO HISTORIES: or, A SPECIMEN OF SOME ANIMADVERSIONS UPON THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY

      London, no printer named, 1670.. Wherein, besides the several errors against common literature, sundry mistakes about the making of Salt-Petre and Gun-Powder are detected, and rectified: whereunto are added two Discourses, one of Pietro Sardi, and another of Nicolas Tartaglia relating to that subject. Translated out of Italian. With a brief account of those passages of the authors life, which the virtuosi intended most to censure, and expatiate upon: written to save them the trouble of doing any thing besides defending themselves. Together with the PLUS ULTRA of Mr Joseph Glanvill reduced to a Non-Plus, &c. FIRST EDITION, 1670, 2 parts in 1 with general title and separate title also dated 1670 to Part II: The Plus Ultra reduced to a Non Plus: Or, A Specimen of some Animadversions upon the Plus Ultra of Mr. Glanvill, wherein sundry Errors of some Virtuosi are discovered, the Credit of the Aristotelians in part Re-advanced; and Enquiries made..., London, no printer named, 1670. Small 4to, 225 x 160 mm, 8¾ x 6¼ inches, pages [30], 3-16, [2], 17-127, [1]; [16], 116, 115-179, 178-179, [1], including errata leaf in each part, D2 (page 19/20) is duplicated in Part I, P5 in Part II (paginated 115/116) is an inserted leaf, catchwords are continuous, bound in full mottled calf, blind rules and corner fleurons to covers, rebacked with raised bands, blind rules and gilt lettered morocco label, edges speckled red. Surface pitting to covers, corners just slightly worn, lacking pastedowns, upper margins cropped, in places excising the page numbers, light foxing to last 2 pages of Part I, two words crossed out in To the Reader, Part II, a few pages slightly foxed and lightly browned in Part II, small closed tear to 1 margin corner, repaired, small chip to 2 upper margins. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. Henry Stubbe (1632-1676) was a physician, author and Parliamentarian soldier who for a time was keeper of the Bodleian Library. He was a learned man who corresponded with many including Hobbes. At the Restoration he changed from being an anti-Royalist pamphleteer to being a pamphleteer for hire and he seems to have undertaken his attacks on the Royal Society funded by conservative Aristotelian opponents of the Society. Part I of our book is an attack on certain chapters of the History of the Society written by Thomas Sprat (1667, 7 years after its foundation), in particular those on saltpetre and gunpowder. Part II was written as a critique of Joseph Glanvill's defence of the Royal Society which was entitled Plus Ultra or, the progress and advancement of Knowledge since the days of Aristotle, in an account of some of the most remarkable late improvements of practical useful learning, to encourage philosophical endeavours." . Some chapter headings of Part II: The old Peripatetick notion of the Gravity of the Air, and the Pressure of the aereal column or cylinder; The Deceitfulness of Telescopes; The Original and progress of Chymistry; The World in the Moon, and a Voyage thither; The Use of chymical Medicaments; The Original and Progress of Anatomy; The First Inventor of the Circulation of the Blood; The Transfusion of Blood, the first Proposers and Inventors thereof; and its Usefulness; The different Nature of the Blood, and the variety of Phaenomena appearing upon the burning thereof, and mixing of it with several liquors; Some Trials in order to a discovery of the Nature of the English Baths. ESTC R21316. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        La perpetuité de la foy catholique: Vols 1-3: ...touchant l&#39;eucharistie: defendue contre le livre du sieur Claude, ministre de Charenton. (1: 2nde édtion, 1670; 2: 1672; 3: 1674). Vol. 4:...touchant l&#39;eucharistie: un examen particulier de la conformité de la doctrine des Grecs & de tous les Chrestiens Orientaux avec celle de l&#39;Eglise latine....(1711). Vol. 5.:...sur les sacrements et sur tous les autres points de religion & de discipline, que les premiers reformateurs ont pris pour prétexte de

      Paris, Charles Chavreux (1), Veuve Charles Chavreux (2), Guillaume Desprez (3), Jean Baptiste Coignard (4 and 5)., 1670. 5 vols. Large 4to. Contemporary calf, backs gilt in compartments (top and foot back vol. 2 sl. dam.). Fine set of the famous "Grande Perpétuité" by N. Arnauld, continued by E. Renaudot (vol.4 and 5) , uniformly bound. ¶ Collation: Vol.1: (ii blank), (viii),xxxii, 856, 84(= deux dissertations sur le sujet de Iean Scot & de Bertram), (ii blank) pp.; vol.2: (ii blank), (xii), 844, (ii blank) pp.; Vol. 3: (ii blank), (xxxii), 853, (i), (ii blank) pp. ; Vol.4: (ii blank), (xxviii), 824, (xii), (2 blank) pp; Vol. 5: (ii blank), (xx), 712, (viii), (ii blank) pp. (Small library-stamp on verso titles)

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        Spicilegium Anatomicum coninens observationum anatomicarum rariorum centuriam unam, nec non osteogeniam foetuum.

      Amstelodami: Andreas Fris, 1670. First edition. Quarto. Two parts in one, as issued. General engraved title page, title and divisional title page with vignettes by Abraham Bloeteling, 39 numbered engravings, nine of which comprise large multi-folding plates extending nearly twice the height of the book. As well, 30 illustrations in text (11 are full-page). Contemporary vellum with ink label on spine, owner&#39;s inscription front pastedown dated 1820. Scarce FIRST EDITION of Kerckring&#39;s classic "Anatomical Gleaning," providing over 100 observations on various unusual topics in illustrative anatomy. The superb engraved title by Bloteling shows a female dissector in classic dress, an unusual picturing, since very few (if any) women were allowed to participate in this profession in the 17th Century. Kerckring was the first to describe &#39;Kerckring&#39;s Ossicle,&#39; an ossification in the occipital bone. Covers soiled, spine split and separating, but all present except for a tiny piece. All plates as well as folding plates in near fine condition, occasional small tears, brown-toning and spotting. A most well-preserved copy of this important early treatise on human anatomy. Garrison-Morton, 383; Heirs of Hippocrates, 632; NLM/Krivatsy, 6346; Norman, 1209; Roberts & Tomlinson, p. 300-303. What looks to be an inferior copy compared to ours, sold in the Dean Edell Collection (Christie&#39;s, 2007) for $15,000.

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        De Blasphemia, Indultu Illustris JCtorum Ordinus Praeside

      1670. Romanus, Paul Franz [d.1675]. Starck, Christoph Heinrich [fl. 1662-70], Respondent. De Blasphemia, Indultu Illustris JCtorum Ordinis Praeside Viro Excellentissimo Dn. Paulo Francesco Romano...Patrono ac Fautore Suo Honoratissimo ad d. XXVII. Octobris MDCLXX. D. Autor Christophorus Heinrich Starck. Leipzig: Typis Johann-Erici Hahni, [1670]. 31, 3 pp. Quarto (6" x 7-1/2"). Sewn pamphlet with contemporary reinforced spine, woodcut head-piece. Light rubbing to extremities, some soiling and minor stains to title page and verso of final leaf, spotting to a few text leaves. Early owner signature to title page, internally clean. A well-preserved copy of a scarce item. * Only edition. This is the text of a thesis on blasphemy in canon law and the law of Saxony and the Holy Roman Empire defended on October 30, 1670 at the University of Leipzig. KVK locates 7 copies. 1 copy located in North America (at Harvard Law School). Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachraum Erschienenen Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts 12:161905V.

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