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2012-06-06 08:09:13
London, Printed by T.N. for R. Blome, 1670. Small folio. Cont. full calf. Rebacked. Some heavy scratches to covers. Covers with wear. Privilege, title in red/black, Dedication to Charles II (on verso is the Privilege repeated), Approbation (on verso Index), 113,(5) pp. + 82,(4) pp. + 138,(6) pp. + 56,(2) pp. + 55,(1) pp, 5 large engraved vignettes and 5 large engraved initials. Some tears and repairs to margins, some staining and soiling, mainly marginal. With 25 double-page (of which 9 are folded) engraved maps (the main part signed by the artists Francis Lamb and Wenceslaus Hollar). Some maps strenghtened on verso, some brownspots, some cut close, a few with repaired corners, the map of Spain repaired in 3 corners with some loss of image. A few wormtracts, sometimes browning to foldings. ¶ First edition with all 5 parts and complete with 25 maps. Although this atlas was never reprinted, the maps were used over the following 25 years in successive editions of Varenius's Cosmography.<br><br>"In 1667, the first of a new series of maps were engraved for Blome's A Geographical Description....1670. The completed volume was in small folio, and contained 24 maps (plus one duplicated), engraved by Francis Lamb, Thomas Burnford and Wenceslas Hollar). The maps in the atlas, as is clearly stated in the title to each, are copied from the equivalent map, published by the French geographer and mapmaker, Nicolas Sanson, and issued in his Cartes Generales de toutes les Parties du Monde of 1658. Althought this was not an original publication, it is worth pointing out that that this was the … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lynge & Son [Denmark]
2012-06-03 02:30:54
Bacon, Francis
London. Printed by J. R. for William Lee. 1670. Handsomely bound in 3/4 blind ruled calfskin and marbled boards. Blind embossed decorations to spine compartments. Raised bands. Small Folio.7.5" x 11.5 The Ninth and Final Edition. Illustrated by two copper plate engraved frontispieces and further by various Rubrications throughout. Sylva Sylvarum: or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries, belongs to a group of philosophical tracts that were published posthumously in 1626.It is an anthology of one thousand paragraphs consisting of extracts from many books, mostly from antiquity, and Bacon's own experiments and observations. At the end of the volume, Rawley also included the New Atlantis. A Worke vnfinished. This brief tract is a description of a utopian island and its scientific community: Salomon's House.& & This remarkable work is a catalogue of natural phenomena - a curious hodge-podge of scientific experiments, personal observations, speculations, ancient teachings, and analytical discussions on topics ranging from the causes of hiccups to explanations for the shortage of rain in Egypt) and the principles of Alchemy. Artificially divided into ten “centuries” (that is, ten chapters, each consisting of one hundred items), the work was apparently intended to be included in Part Three of the Magna Instauratio.& & Portion of margin lacking at first leaf of Dedication Page (with no loss of text). Various usual innocuous light foxing to prelims.Some usual scattered offset. A Near Fine, extremely crisp and clean copy.Wing-B33/A
Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB
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2012-05-31 16:56:52
Penn, William:
[London]. 1670.. 71pp. plus errata. Small quarto. Modern red calf. Uniformly tanned and foxed. About very good. One of the most important incidents in the early life of William Penn was his trial in September 1670 on charges of unlawful assembly and disturbing the peace. He and another Quaker, William Mead, were tried in the Old Bailey. The bench attempted to intimidate the jury into a guilty verdict, and although both men were found not guilty, they both served time in jail. In 1670 a pamphlet on the trial was produced, loosely attributed to Penn and called THE PEOPLES ANCIENT AND JUST LIBERTIES ASSERTED.... Samuel Starling, the Lord Mayor of London and one of the judges in the trial, responded with a pamphlet of his own the same year. In the present pamphlet Penn, assisted by Quaker lawyer Thomas Rudyard, offers his spirited response to Starling's work. "This pamphlet reflects a new side of [William Penn], for instead of the reasonable and cultivated gentleman and Quaker, we find a deeply incensed young man defending his father's honor [Penn's father helped secure his release from prison] and slashing out at his persecutor" - Bronner & Fraser. Penn defends his father's honor and military record, reviews the facts of his trial, and considers the power and role of juries. An important and scarce early work on the role of the judiciary, by the future founder of Pennsylvania. BRONNER & FRASER, PENN BIBLIOGRAPHY 11. SMITH, FRIENDS' BOOKS II:286. WING P1392.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana
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2012-05-29 17:13:48
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.
2012-05-29 12:13:02
Alfaura, P. Joaquin.
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.
Bookseller: Llibreria Antiquària Delstres
2012-05-28 13:52:42
PERRAULT, Charles (1628-1703)
A Paris: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1670. First Edition. Half-Calf. Near Fine. First French Edition (published simultaneously with a Latin version) of a lavishly illustrated fête book describing the famed carrousel of 1662, a spectacular equestrian display staged by young Louis XIV. Folio: [8],8,17-61,[1,blank],63-67,[1,imprimatur],65-104pp, including half-title and engraved title (with portrait of Louis XIV by Gilles Rousselet), plus 96 engravings (4 double-page depictions of processions; 3 double-page views of assembled participants and spectators; double-page illustration of the King in costume as a Roman emperor on horseback; 29 large text illustrations, mostly equestrian portraits; 59 emblems and devices of participants and miscellaneous decorations) by Israel Silvestre, Francois Chauveau and Rousselet after Silvestre and Chauveau; 12 head- and tailpieces, and 7 engraved initials. Eighteenth-century half morocco, spine in seven compartments gilt between raised bands, paper covered boards with green octagonal escutcheon on upper cover. An excellent copy with deep, rich plate impressions; occasional staining and marginal soiling, several old minor paper repairs, leaf 51 (with emblematic engravings) damp-stained and possibly supplied from another copy; binding secure and tight, with staining and wear to covers. Provenance: period library shelf label and bookplate of Paul and Marianne Gourary (this copy sold by Christie's as Lot 355 on 12 June 2009) on front paste down, period ink monogram on first blank and half-title. Tchemerzine (1977) V, 162. Vinet 504. Watanabe 1908. T … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd [U.S.A.]
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2012-05-25 07:38:34
Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Au Palais, Par La Compagnic Des Libraires Associez Au Privilge, Paris 1670 - Tome X only. Contenant "Les Tusculanes". Translated by Du Ryer, Pierre. Full leather darkened over time. Spine with five raised bands & gilt decorated panels. Marbled endpapers & page edges. Hinges just strating by spine head with covers firmly attached. Chipped spine head . Corners with mild wear. Works of Cicero. Philosophy; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 497 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, IOBA
2012-05-22 15:33:50
Nürnberg, Paulus Fürsten, 1670 (Sand=Rechnung: 1667). Folio. Cont. full calf, rebacked in old style with 5 raised bands. Corners neatly repaired. Extremities slightly rubbed. Engraved frontispiece with globes, world-systems and archimedean figures. Title in red a. black. (18),427,(1) pp. and (8),32 pp. Numerous diagrams in the text. Occasional light browning, a few brownspots. Some leaves in the "Sand-Rechnung" with a dampstain. In general fine, printed on good paper. First German edition of Archimedes' main mathematical works. The translation was made on the basis of David Rivault's latin-greek edition of 1615 and it has commentaries by the editor J.C. Sturm. It comprises, in first German translation, these main works of Archimedes: 1. Sphere & Cylinder (2 Books) - 2. Measurement of the Circle. - 3. Equilibrium of planes. - 4. Quadrature of the parabola. 5. Conoids & spheroids. 6. Spirals. - 7. Sand reckoner (Psammites, Arenarius) here with its own titlepage dated 1667.The famous Sand reckoner introduced an extremely large number in arithmetics, "How many grains of sand could the whole universe hold" ?, and this work also contained the first printed statement of the heliostatic world-picture, a theory first put forward by ARISTARCHUS in a lost work and here referred by Archimedes: "Dann er fetzet (Aristarchus) die Fix-oder Haft-Sterne, samt der Sonne als unbeweglich in einem Kreiss umb die Sonne, welche das Mittel solches Kreises besitze. Der Fix-oder Haft-Sternen aber ihren umb der Sonnen Mittelpunct ausgespannten, Himmel beschreibet er in solcher Grösse, dass der Erden L … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lynge & Søn ILAB-ABF [Copenhagen, Denmark]
2012-05-22 14:52:05
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.Topography description of country people Religions, church history, Christianity Dutch colonial, overseas, Asia. Coromandel Coast, Southeast India rogerius, abraham roger, abraham
Bookseller: Charbo's Antiquariaat [Amsterdam, Netherlands]
2012-05-22 14:20:08
[Diplomatie - italienische Barockhandschrift].
[Wohl Venedig], um 1670.. 13½ SS. Geheftet; das letzte Bl. lose. Gr.-4to (194:262 mm).. Interessante Zusammenstellung von Instruktionen an (venezianische?) Botschafter zum Verkehr mit Fürsten anderer Staaten, insbesondere Italiens, betreffend ihre Pflichten und insbesondere die Abfassung der diplomatischen Berichte ("Relazioni"), welche nach Hause zu senden waren. "Primieramente mostrarsi verso i Principi e popoli solamente Catholico e devoto Christiano amatore della giustitia et ancora del benefitio publico et usar sempre modestia in ogni sua attione e gravita con i vulgati e non dimeno farsi domestico e femigliare quando si puo salva la dignita non solamente con i principali ma ancora con i mediocri e massima con quei che hanno autorita con li Principi et accommodarsi in parte alli costumi del paese. [...] Per la secretaria ci sono gl' Infra[scri]tti notabili. P[rimo]. Quando si negotia si scrive spesso al negotiato si suole avisare il di della data delle precedenti et anco il contenuto e per qual via si sono spedite e freschi mando la presente come sarebbe a dire l'ultime e penultime mie furono del primo e quinto di questo indirizzati a Maestri delle Poste di Trento e Bologna per agenti che di qua passarono per Milano a Genova et in esse dica il parlare di quanto haver a negotiato suo con questa che scrivo per loro mano che parti per Roma mi occorre. [...] 4°. Nelle lettere d'avisi si fa la data nella p[rim]a linea e faccia come avisi di Venetia 30 stante 1670. [...]". Weitere Abschnitte betreffen "Le cose che si ricercono per far la relatione al suo Principe nel lor rit … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH
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2012-05-15 15:03:04
Ferrer de Valdecebro, A.
- 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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
2012-05-15 00:03:13
Blake, William, Housekeeper (not the poet)
[London, 1670]. 8vo, 292, (1) pp. with 4 engraved plates at the front. Original black morocco with simple gilt decorated panels of ornaments on the covers, a fine copy. First edition. A famous example of a publication for charity. Several copies were bound for presentation in an elaborate fashion, with individual presentation gilt stamps on the covers (See Mirjam Foot, "The Charity School Binder," The Book Collector, Spring, 1983). William Blake (not the poet) was the founder and keeper of the Ladies Charity School, a boarding house school for homeless or destitute children which was entirely dependent on charitable contributions. Here Blake thanks his patrons and appeals to other ladies for charity. The second part of the text, Silver Drops, or Serious Things, is a treatise by Blake on charity. Wing B-3152. Description in part from the Brick Row Book Shop copy in a presentation binding.
Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller
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2012-05-04 08:17:44
Marpurg Friedrich Wilhelm
. . 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.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller
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2012-05-04 08:17:44
Marpurg Friedrich Wilhelm
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 Johannes Müller [Salzburg, Austria]
2012-05-04 08:17:44
Marpurg Friedrich Wilhelm
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]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller [Salzburg, Austria]
2012-04-26 23:20:40
London: Printed by H. L. and R. B. for Thomas Basset, 1670. FIRST EDITION . Hardcover. Given by the Author to the "Popish Plot" Judge. 289 x 187 mm (11 3/8 x 7 3/8"). 8 p.l., 108 pp., [4] leaves. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary ruled but unlettered sprinkled calf, corners restored, flat spine rebacked retaining most of original backstrip, pastedowns now raised up. With two half-page engraved coats of arms, frontispiece portrait of the author engraved by William Sherwin, and two full-page engravings of mine works. Front free endpaper with signature of Tho. Walcot of Bitterley, title page with authorial presentation inscription, "Tho. Walcot ex dono Authoris"; front free endpaper with book label of J. A. Freilich (see below for both Walcot and Freilich); front flyleaf with large flourished initials of "J. B." and with signature (beginning with those initials) scratched out. Duveen, p. 468; Hoover 634; Kress 1270; Wing P-1809. Boards a little splayed, front cover with large stain to half the leather, rear board with a dozen tiny wormholes, other minor defects in the covers, but the binding sound, lustrous, and not at all displeasing. Full-page illustrations slightly trimmed at tail edge--despite the fact that margins are remarkably ample everywhere else--isolated rust spots or minor smudges and stains (frontispiece a bit more significantly stained, though only in the margins), other trivial imperfections, but AN UNUSUALLY FRESH, BRIGHT, AND CLEAN COPY INTERNALLY. This work, whose title translates as "Royal Mines," begins by answering the question "What is a mine?" and proceeds fro … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev
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2012-04-20 01:31:06
Sieur De Royaumont Prieur De Sombreval
Chez Pierre Le Petit Imprimeur & Ordinaire du Roy, rue S. Jacques a la Croix d'Or, Paris, 1670. In 4°piccolo(21,5 x 28); pagine [8 ff.], 546, [2 ff] Prima edizione, ormai molto rara, della Bibbia di De Royaumont, famosa per le sue 267 incisioni in rame ( dimensioni delle incisioni cm. 15 x 11 ) in pieno stile seicentesco, due delle quali realizzate da Sebastien Leclerc ( pagina 21 e 331) che non saranno più replicate nelle edizioni successive. Si sono riscontrate le seguenti particolarità tipografiche: 1) Tra le pagine 296 e 297 sono inseriti 4 fogli numerati con numeri romani da CCXCIX a CCCVI titolati: Triomphe de Mardochee, Punition d'Anan, Iob sur le Fumier, Amis de Iob e completi delle rispettive incisioni. La particolarità è segnalata anche dal Brunet. 2) Dopo il secondo frontespizio la numerazione delle pagine prosegue con il numero 371 mentre dovrebbe proseguire con il numero 361 3) Dopo la pagina 392 errata numerazione per 4 fogli che numerano 385/386 - 387/388 - 389/390 - 391/392 a questo punto la numerazione riprende regolarmente con la pagina 401. 4) Le ultime due pagine 545/546 sono numerate erratamente 551 e 552. Volume con legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle nera, cinque nervi al dorso con titolo dorato su tassello rosso. Carte interne sane, qualche foglio è stato restaurato in occasione della rilegatura ottocentesca, presenti tutte le 267 incisioni, presenti i 2 frontespizi, il primo dei quali è stato rifilato e restaurato applicandolo su foglio bianco di carta settecentesca senza perdita di caratteri. Marca tipografica a enrtambi i frontespizi, diversa anc … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni [GRAVELLONA TOCE, Italy]
2012-04-19 20:58:44
Lugduni [Lyon], Apud Ioannem Thioly, 1670. 8vo. Contemporary half calf with simple gilding to spine. Gilt title-label to spine partly missing. Four tiny worm-holes to upper front hinge, just touching front free end-papers and nothing else. Minor edge-wear, but a nice, clean, and tight binding. Ex-libris stamps to title-page (one being R.D.-E. Gelin's, the other unlegible but probably a theological library). Mostly very faint marginal dampstaining to lower margin thorughout, not touching text. Neat old owner's name to inside of front board (Soldner). Without the two blank leaves between the end of the dedication and the beginning of the text (there is clearly no leaf with any text lacking; there is either a pagination-error, or there has been one or two blank leaves between the end of the dedication and the beginning of the work. In the other copies that we have been able to find collations of, there has been no leaf a4 nor A1 either - there is no doubt that the text is complete), and without the blank leaf after the end of Part One, but with two blanks at the end of Part Two. (8) pp., pp. 3-302; 140 pp. + two blank leaves. ¶ Etremely scarce first edition of Jacques de Billy's mathematical magnum opus, known primarily as "Diophantus Redivivus" (i.e. "Diophantus Restored"), in which he gives some of the most important solutions to Diophantine problems, of which he was an expert. The work is highly important within the field of number theory and counts as one of the greatest testimonies to the early development of this branch of mathematics. The copy has belonged to the famous … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn [DK]
2012-04-16 19:50:37
OGILBY, John (1600-1676).
Thomas Johnson for the Author, London, 1670. Folio (16 x 10 2/8 inches). Letterpress title-page printed in red and black. Engraved frontispiece, fine large engraved folding map of Africa, and one folding double-page view, 42 double-page maps and views, 9 leaves with 14 plates, and numerous engraved vignettes in the text, head-pieces and initials (lacking the half-title as often, view of "Salvador" and one or two other plates a bit browned, one or two small rust holes). Modern calf antique (extremities lightly rubbed). First edition, and the first of Ogilby's celebrated atlases, effusively dedicated to the newly restored Charles II, and with a long preface in which Ogilby details his writing and publishing as a career, beginning with his effort at translating Virgil and Aesop, and his own composition, most of which were lost with his house and his store in the Great Fire of London in 1666, before returning to prose: "Ifirst flew at the highest and best Poetic Authors; so now as much ambitious, I pitch'd upon the like Accomplishment in Prose, and no less sereves my turn, than the Reducement of the whole World, viz. A New and Accurate Description of the Four Regions thereof, the first of which being AFRICA; wherein, having made some Progress, still Collecting more Materials toward the Compleating of so great a Work, a Volume lately Publish'd beyond Sea in Low-Dutch, came to my hands, full of new Discoveries, being my chief and onely Business to enquire after, set forth by Dr. O. Dapper, a Discreet and Painful Author, whose large Addition, added to my own Endeavours, hath much … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2012-04-01 15:39:09
Imp. Real del Lic. Baltasar de Bolibar, Impressor del Santo Oficio., Granada, 1670. Carece de cubiertas. La obra lleva como subtítulo "DISCURSO HISTORIAL, Y JURÍDICO". Al fin, en la página 268 y antes de colofón firma Diego Arpo de Granada. Un capitular y dos colofones. Recoge varios calendarios martirológicos, uno de Diego Obispo de Taraçona, otro de S. Nicolás Obispo. Perfecto estado de conservación. Tamaño: folio, 268 pag. + 12 h. con ÍNDICE ABECEDARIO DE LAS COSAS MÁS NOTABLES DE ESTE TRATADO". TEMA LOCAL RELIGION ARAGON ANDALUCIA
Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Jerez [Rivas-Vaciamadrid, MADRI, Spain]
2012-03-27 20:02:49
Kopergravure ca. 1670 - . Afkomstig uit: "Speculum Zelandiae" uitgegeven door Nicolaus Visscher.In zuurvrij passe-partout. Afmeting van de gravure: 27,5 x 21 cm.Zeldzame eerste uitgave; later, ca. 1725, zijn dezelfde prenten zonder sierrand opnieuw uitgegeven door Ottens.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Boekenbeurs
2012-03-22 16:58:18
Emmanuel van Meteren; Jean de La Haye, trans
Amstelredam (Amsterdam): Jean de Ravesteyn, 1670. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 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.
Bookseller: Caliban Books [U.S.A.]
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2012-03-18 22:53:38
Ray, John]: R., J.
Printed by John Hayes, Cambridge, 1670. [8],296pp. Octavo. Modern three quarter tan calf and marbled boards. Some occasional light foxing or mild spotting, otherwise a very good copy, quite neatly bound. First edition. One of the naturalist and theologian's most significant out-of-genre works, assembled over a span of at least a decade, and drawing upon his own observations, the works of Fuller, Howell, Camden, Herbert and others, as well as oral and unpublished sources to compile as comprehensive as possible a collection of "short Sentence[s] or Phrase[s] in common use containing some Trope, Figure, Homonymy, Rhythme, or other novity of expression" - Preface. Its publication raised considerable interest, and submissions from readers and friends swelled the second edition of 1678 by "some hundreds" of additions. However, from the second edition he omitted a significant number of proverbs that proved offensive to "sober and pious persons." KEYNES 10. ESTC R13689. WING R386. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2012-03-13 10:49:56
MORMILE (Giuseppe)
Descrittione della citta di Napoli, e del suo amenissimo distretto, e della antichia della citta di Pozzuolo. Con la narratione di tutti i luoghi notabili, e degni di memoria di Cuma, di Baia, di Miseno, e degli altri luoghi conuicini. ... Terza impressione.- In Napoli, Nella Stampa di Gio. Francesco Paci, 1670; en 8º pergamino de epoca con desperfectos en lomo, con restauración, 4 h. - 249 pp. 1 mapa plegado y viñetas grabadas en madera en el texto. En la página 85 comienza con portada propia: " Sito, et antichita della citta di Pozzuolo. Polilla en parte blanca del cosido en las primeras 35 pp.
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2012-03-12 16:18:51
JACINTO de Deus, Fr.
Lisbon, Antonio Craesbeeck de Mello, 1670. - Large elegant woodcut initial on recto of second leaf. Smaller woodcut initial on p. 1. (12 ll.), 307 pp. 4°, contemporary limp vellum (ties gone, small hole in spine near head), vertical manuscript title on spine, text-block edges sprinkled red. In fine condition. ---- FIRST EDITION. In this work Fr. Jacinto de Deus treats 61 military orders, including the Orders of Santiago, Malta, Aviz, Christ, the Templars, etc. There is even a brief section (pp. 192-4) devoted to @King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table! He gives accounts of their foundation, their jurisdiction, and their activities, if any, in the early discoveries, in Ethiopia, and in the "Estado da Índia." The final section (pp. 266?307) contains letters from King Philip III (II of Portugal) to the Conde da Vidigueira, to D. Jeronymo de Azevedo, and to D. Francisco Mascarenhas, viceroys of India, as well as one letter from King Philip II (I of Portugal) to D. Fr. Aleixo de Menezes, Archbishop Primate of India, regarding various decrees, papal authorizations, and so on, related to the military orders in the East. The book is dedicated to D. Rodrigo de Castro, Senhor de Sirigão, in Damão. The preliminary leaves include a neo-Latin epigram, a sonnet in Portuguese "A Monarchia Portugueza ao Author", an unsigned poem in Spanish of four ten-line stanzas, a poem in Portuguese of six six-line stanzas by Fr. Hyacintho de Santo Thomas, followed by two Portuguese sonnets and a three-page elegy in Portuguese, all by the same author. The Capuchin Fr. Jacinto de Deus, born in Ma … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books
2012-03-08 20:26:09
Milroy, Rollin
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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Books Tell You Why
2012-03-02 19:49:54
London: John Seller, 1670. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with early hand coloring. Image measures 4.5" x 6" Includes a gazetteer table. In excellent condition.
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2012-02-15 21:08:15
Masson, Antoine; Sève, Gilbert de (after).
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: Wittenborn Art Books [San Francisco, CA, UNITED STATES]
2012-02-09 14:48:06
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 Perpetuite" 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).
Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema
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2012-02-04 16:33:23
STUBBE, Henry.
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, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-02-04 00:23:33
London: To be sold by John Overton., c.1670.. 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. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition Size: 49.5 x 57 cm. (19� x 22� inches). 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.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2012-01-26 01:54:32
[Bible in English]
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.
Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC
2012-01-25 02:32:33
Noy William
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
Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA [San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.]
2012-01-18 14:34:14
Weis, Georg, SJ (praes.) / Scheidler, Ferdinand Christoph von (resp.).
Prag, typis Universitatis, 1670.. (120) SS. Mit 2 doppelblattgr. Kupfern (B. Kilian sculps. nach Carl Screta). Lederband der Zeit (lädiert). Dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Folio (214:336 mm).. Erste Ausgabe der Dissertation; 1672 erschien noch eine "editio secunda minor" in 24°. Gewidmet Johann Hertwig Reichgraf von Nostitz, Kanzler von Böhmen. Der aus Königgrätz gebürtige böhmische Jesuit Weis (1636-87) war Rektor der Kollegien in Prag, Gitschin und Olmütz; der Respondent entstammt dem sächsisch-böhmischen Adelsgeschlecht Zeidler von Zeidlern (von Scheidler, Zeidler u Zeidleru), welches seit dem Jahr 1603 den Namen "Zeidler von Berbisdorf auf Boden und Dittmannsdorf genannt Hofmann" führte. - Einband berieben und mit Wurmspuren; Ecken und Kanten bestoßen; Rücken stärker defekt. Teils etwas wasserrandig. Stempelungen der Prager Jesuitenbibliothek (ausgeschieden). Die schönen, großformatigen allegorischen Thesenblätter von Bartholomäus Kilian d. J. (teils im Bild gestempelt) zeigen Bau und Überfahrt des "Navis philosophiae theorico-politicae". - De Backer/Sommervogel VIII, 1033, 2. OCLC 79893362. Thieme/Becker XX, 291 (zu den Illustrationen). Nicht im VD 17.
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2011-12-29 00:01:39
Frederick De Witt
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.
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco [San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.]
2011-12-15 19:56:36
Reeve, John, & Lodowick Muggleton.
[London: , 1670?]. [London, 1670?]. 4to (21.1 cm, 8.25"). A4 (A4 lacking); 8 pp. (pp. 7–8 lacking, supplied in early manuscript).. John Reeve (1608–58) and his cousin Lodowick Muggleton (1609–98) were the founders of the Muggletonians, a small Christian sect that denied the doctrine of the Trinity, believed that God would no longer interfere in human affairs after the revelation of their founders, and condemned prayer and preaching. In this piece Reeve argues for his view of the passion of Christ, and explains how God suffered in it. Appended is a short essay by Muggleton, explaining his view of the fall and of the mortality of the soul. The text of the lacking pp. 7–8 is supplied on three leaves in manuscript in a pretty and clear 18th-century hand. Opinion seems evenly divided as to whether this piece was published in 1670 or 1719.         Wing (rev. ed.) R677; ESTC T229795 & R223718; Smith, Bibliotheca Anti-Quakeriana, 311. On Reeve, see: The Dictionary of National Biography, XLVII, 408–409. On Muggleton, see: The Dictionary of National Biography, XXXIX, 264–67. On the Muggletonians, see: Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church 948. Recent marbled paper over light boards; front cover with a paper label lettered in black. Faint library rubber-stamp on recto of next-to-last leaf. Browned with darker spotting; chipping in the margins repaired with tissue paper. Pp. 7–8 lacking, text thereof supplied in manuscript. Underlining in pencil.
Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co., LLC (PRB&M) [United States]
2011-12-12 21:10:12
- (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).
Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje
2011-11-16 17:50:37
Gaius Iulius Caesar
ex Officina Elzeviriana, Amstelodami, 1670. Tagli spruzzati percorsi di tarlo a tratti ledono il testo difetto ai giochi d\'apertura lieve e naturale brunitura della carta esemplare rifilato Vignetta a piena pagina al frontespizio capilettera frontalini e finalini ornati (16) + 918 + (31) con 4 incisioni n.t e 1 tav geografica ripiegata f.t. p. in-16 p.perg. con tass titoli e fregi oro al dorso
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare [roma, ROMA, Italy]
2011-11-07 15:33:22
TARSIA, Pablo Antonio de.
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]
Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré
2011-11-01 18:22:35
Dryden, John
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.
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books
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2011-10-26 09:07:19
Kopergravure ca. 1670. . Afkomstig uit: "Speculum Zelandiae" uitgegeven door Nicolaus Visscher.In zuurvrij passe-partout. Afmeting van de gravure: 27,5 x 21 cm.Zeldzame eerste uitgave; later, ca. 1725, zijn dezelfde prenten zonder sierrand opnieuw uitgegeven door Ottens.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Boekenbeurs [Middelburg, Netherlands]
2011-10-07 10:04:35
Tasso, Torquato
Roma, Gregorio, e Gio Andreoti, 1670,. PGMt.der Zeit, [3], 549 S., [1], 16°. Einband etwas berieben u. gelockert. Mehrfach gestempelt auf Titel u. Vorsätzen; handschriftliche Anmerkungen auf Titel u. Vorsätzen. Handschriftliche Sachnameschrift - jetzt teilweise abgeblättert u. Signatur auf Rücken. Besitzerzuschrifte u. Handzeichnung auf Nachsatz. Seiten wenig altersgebräunt. Ansonst gutes u. wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. Please notify beforehand, if you want to visit us and see a specific book. Unser ZVAB-Bücher-Bestand befindet sich in unserem Lager am Stadtrand Prags, nicht in unserem Geschäft. Bitte, teilen Sie uns vorher mit wenn Sie uns besuchen möchten und bestimmtes Buch auswählen wollten *.
Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská
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2011-09-03 15:09:55
NOOMS, Reynier
Amsterdam-Holanda. s.a. (circa 1670). Medidas de la huella, 185 x 145 mm. Precioso grabado en cobre de extremada calidad, montado sobre pasepartout. Ligera pérdida de tinta. En buen estado, muy raro. Reynier Nooms, pintor y grabador holandés, llamado comúnmente Zeeman. Nació en Amsterdam hacia 1612 y muere después de 1673. Residió durante bastante tiempo en Berlín, donde fué pintor del elector Federico Guillermo. Sus cuadros denotan la influencia de Backhuysen y Claude, y entre ellos se mencionan: Vista de Amsterdam, Mar sereno y Playa con botes. Visitó Francia e Inglaterra, donde trabajó intensamente el grabado. Isaac y Enoc Zeeman, que trabajaban en Londres a mediados del siglo XVIII, fueron probablemente de la misma familia que Nooms.
Bookseller: MIMO Libros [JAÉN, JAÉN, Spain]
2011-08-20 00:14:16
John 1549?-1645 Dod
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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2011-06-27 20:09:02
Aristotle, (falsely attributed to)
printed for W.K., London 1670 - 15.2cm x 9.4cm, contemporary leather binding which shows wear, new endpapers, professional repairs to title page and last page, book block is split between A2 and A3 but binding is otherwise firm. Falsely attributed to Aristotle. This is an early English printing. Covers questions of health, physiology, sexuality, pregnancy, etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Tinakori Books
2011-06-27 15:02:08
Christopher Jelinger
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]
Bookseller: STAN WEITMAN
2011-05-14 06:12:40
Fournier, Georges [1595 - 1652]
Mogunti¾:: Apud Ludovicum Bourgeat,. 1670.. 24mo: ¹2 A - F12 G8 (-G3 - G8, blanks). F3 missigned F2. 5" x 2-7/8". 1st edition thus. OCLC locates only one copy of this edition of a work 1st published in Paris [1648] under the title, "TraitŽ des fortifications ou architecture militaire." [4], 150 pp. Catchword p. 24 (A12v) does not match p. 25 (B1r) first word. P. 112 misnumbered 12.. Bound in full vellum, blue speckled edges. Author hand-inked to spine.. Spine label shadow to base of spine. Prior owner signature to front. paste-down. A Nr Fine copy.. No copies of this edition at auction in the last 30 years, and 1992 the last time the title came to auction [a 1654 edition]. . 110 leaves of copperplate engravings. Head- tailpieces. Plate 91 misnumbered 92.
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA
2011-04-06 05:56:05
Tacitus; Perrot, Nicholas, Sieur d'Ablancourt (1606 - 1664)
Paris: Thomas Jolly, & Simon Benard, rue st. Jacques, 1670. 2 volumes. Contemporary (original) 17th century full calf leather binding with raised bands and elaborate gilt compartments on spine. Spines have chips at the top & bottom and there is moderate to heavy wear but still very presentable -- especially for the age. Decorative gold rolled edges to the cover has been mostly worn away. Volume 1: [xxii] + 420 + [78] notes and indexes. Volume 2: This book mispaginated. [1-8] + 9-72 + 83-445 + [45] notes and indexes. Both volumes have been collated and are complete Nicolas Perrot d' Ablancourt (April 5 1606 in the Châlon-on-Marne - November 17 1664 in Paris) was a French translator. A malicious remark on one of his translations spawned the saying "les belles infidèles (the beautiful inaccurate ones)." Some of Nicolas Perrot d'Ablancourt's works are still being repinted today. Great gift item for someone who reads French and loves Roman history. Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (c. 56 – c. 117) is one of the important historians of Roman Antiquity. The surviving portions of his two major works—the Annals and the Histories—treat the reigns of the Roman Emperors Tiberius, Claudius, Nero and those that reigned in the Year of the Four Emperors. These two works span the history of the Roman Empire from the death of Augustus in 14 to (presumably) the death of emperor Domitian in 96. There are significant lacunae in the surviving texts. Other surviving works by Tacitus treat Oratory (in dialogue format, see Dialogus de oratoribus), Germania (in De origine et sit … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries [Frontenac, MO, U.S.A.]
2011-04-05 08:47:52
Paris: late 18th century. This superb hand-colored engraving, Plate 88, Veue du chateau de Seaux prise du haut de l'Allee de la Diane, from the late 18th century measures 19.75” x 26.75” and is in excellent condition. Illustrated in this engraving is an expansive view looking on to the grounds of Chateau Seaux from the Path of Diana. 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 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. 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 lod … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco [San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.]
2011-04-05 08:47:52
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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco [San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.]

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