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        Fabricii de la Bassecour, Philosophiae Doctoris, Defensio Cartesiana, in duas distributa partes, Succinctè conscripta et Amicè, adversus D. Johannem Schulerum, Philosophiae Doctorem & Professorem, nec non Ecclesiae quae in Jesu Christo Bredae colligitur, Pastorem vigilantissimum. Occasione utriusque Libri ab ipso nuper edit

      Apud Gaasbequios - Lugd. Batav. & Amstelod, Leida (Olanda) 1671 - LATINO Seicentina in 4°, stato discreto, coperta rigida in pergamena, titoli manoscritti sul dorso, fioritura sparsa, tagli, puntinati in rosso e blu, e pagine bruniti. Su frontespizio marca tipografica incisa in nero. Presenta segnatura dei fascicoli, richiami, lettera dedicatoria, indice. Composto dalle due parti dell'opera di Fabrice de la Bassecour "Defensio Cartesiana" e dallo scritto di Federico Hoffmann "Cardianastrophe Admiranda seu Cordis Inversio memorabilis tam Physicis, quam Theologis ac Medicis scitu admodum jucunda & utilis observata à Collegio Medico Civitatis Hallensis in Anatomia Cadaveris sexus foeminei Autore Friderico Hoffmanno, Med. D. Hallens.Saxon." Impensis (stampato) Christiani Kirchneri, Typis Johannis Erici Hahnii, Lipsia anno 1671, con lettera dedicatoria, segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami, bei capilettera, elaborata testatina e finalino in nero. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        Mésure de la terre.

      - Paris, Académie des Sciences, 1671. Large folio (51.8 x 37.4 cm). 30 pp., title page with engraved vignette, four engraved plates, one engraved text figure and one leaf with allegorical endpiece. Beautiful contemporary style quarter calf over marbled boards, vellum corners. Spine rich gilt with floral pattern and title. Edges red.l The French astronomer and founding member of the Académie Royale des Sciences, Jean-Felix Picard (1620-1682) was the first person to measure the size of the Earth to a reasonable degree of accuracy in a survey conducted in 1669-70, the results of which are printed here. In fact, he was less than a half percent off, being 25 times more accurate than the previous record of accuracy set by Tycho Brahe: a remarkable effort indeed. To reach this goal, Picard modified and improved his equipment considerably. "In collaboration with Adrien Auzout he perfected the movable-wire micrometer . During the summer of 1667 he applied the astronomical telescope to the instruments used in making angular measurements" (DSB). His methods and means are clearly represented in this work and the instruments he used are figured in great detail. The French Academy of Sciences emphasized the importance of Picard's work by including it in their first publication. This copy is in the very rare first edition, being an extraordinary large folio edition presented to royals only and not offered for sale. A few spots to one plate, some small old marginal repairs, otherwise a very good, clean copy. DSB X, pp. 595-597. See also Houzeau & Lancaster, p. 225. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        America: being the latest, and most accurate description of the New World . Collected from most authentick authors, augmented with later observations and adorn'd with maps and sculptures, by John Ogilby

      Printed by the Author, London 1671 - Title printed in red and black. Engraved frontispiece, 56 maps, plates and portraits (6 single-page portraits, 31 double-page or folding views and plans, 19 folding maps), 66 engraved in text illustrations. Expert restoration to the map of Carolina and the list of plates. Nineteenth century smooth tan calf, arms of the Marquess of Bath on the upper and lower covers, spine with raised bands in seven compartments, tan morocco label in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt Provenance: Beriah Botfield, Marquess of Bath (gilt arms) A very fine, large copy of Ogilby's first edition of this important work: a rare issue including Moxon's First Lords Proprietors map of Carolina, the first large-format map of the newly established colony of Carolina. The work is an English translation of Arnold Montanus De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld, but with a number of additions concerning New England, New France, Maryland and Virginia The work is divided into three books or sections and an appendix: the first gives an overall survey of the most important voyages and expeditions to the Americas, the second book offers a description of Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, Bermuda and North America, the third deals with South America and the appendix includes a miscellany of information including notes on the 'Unknown South-Land', the `Arctick Region' and the search for the North-West passage. The present copy is unusual in that it contains the so-called Lords Proprietors map by Moxon titled A New Discription [sic.] of Carolina By Order of the Lords Proprietors - a map that was commissioned by Ogilby for this work, but which was not included in the earlier issues of the book as it was apparently not available until 1672. The present complete copy is the second issue of the first edition, without the Arx Carolina plate or the Virginia pars Australis & Florida map, but with the Lord Proprietors map and a map of Barbados, and retaining the first issue list of plates. The first three issues of the first edition are as follows: 1. dated 1671, with both the Arx Carolina plate and the Virginia pars Australis map 2. dated 1671, with the Lord Proprietors map of Carolina map replacing both the Arx Carolina plate and the Virginia pars Australis map, with the addition of a map of Barbados, with the plate list as in the first issue still listing Arx Carolina and Virginia pars Australis but not listing the Lords Proprietors Carolina or Barbados 3. dated 1671, the plates as the second issue, but with a reset, cancel list of plates that no longer includes either Arx Carolina or Virginia pars Australis The Moxon map is the first large format map of the newly established colony of Carolina, preceded only by the much smaller and relatively simple maps by Robert Horne (1666), John Lederer (1672) and Richard Blome (1672). The Ogilby-Moxon map, published to promote colonization in the region, would come to be known as The First Lords Proprietors Map, with a second Lords Proprietors Map appearing in 1682. The map covers the region of North and South Carolina from the James River in present-day Virginia to St. Augustine in present-day Florida and includes an inset of the site of Charleston on the Ashley and Cooper Rivers. Cartographic elements include sea banks or shoals, soundings, some topographical details, degrees of latitude, compass rose, scale, and location of rivers and settlements. Recently established counties in the Carolinas are shown here for the first time. Decorative cartouches include scenes with native Americans wearing furs and feathered headdresses, and holding spears, club, and bow. Prior to this map, only the small map by Robert Horne of 1666 had focused on the Colony. Moxon's map was a significant improvement over the Horne map, both in size and the accuracy of its depiction of the Colony. The Albermarle and Pamlico Sounds are corrected, based upon information from and unknown source. The Cape Fear region is drawn from Horne's map [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historisk Dag-Register over den Stormægtige Monarks Kong Friederich den Fierdes,

      1671 1671 - fordum Konge til Danmark og Norge etc. Høylovligst Ihukommelse, fornemste høypriselige Levnets og Regierings Begivenheder og tilfælde fra 11. Oct. 1671 indtil 12. Oct. 1730. Hosføyet en Beskrivelse over de historiske Medailler, som ere slagne ved adskillige Leyligheder. Og formeret saavel med et Tillæg af Medailler som med en Beskrivelse over høystbemeldte Konges Mynter. Kbhvn.: Godiches Efterleverske 1770. Med foldet kobberstukket portræt af kongen. [8] + 396 s. Med håndskrevne nummer-henvisninger med blyant og kuglepen i sidste halvdel, ellers rent og velholdt eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder med farvet titelfelt, som mangler nederste venstre hjørne, og rig forgyldt ryg. * Forfatteren [1679-1753], der var født i Norge, fik en meget bred uddannelse inden for filologi, historie og lovkyndighed og virkede i en periode som højesteretsadvokat og senere som borgmester i Helsingør. Af hans meget store litterære produktion regnes Frederiks IV Dagregister som det vigtigste. Værket, der også udkom på tysk, er et af de vigtigste kilder til danmarkshistorien i den nævnte periode. Bibl. Danica III, 262.

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        Ars magna lucis et umbrae, in X. libros digesta. Editio altera priori multo auctior.

      Amsterdam, Janssonius und Weyerstraets Erben, 1671. - Folio, circa 39 x 27 cm. Gestochenes Frontispiz, 15 Bll., 810 (recte 710) SS., 5 Bll., mit gest. Portrait, 4 Kupfertafeln (1 gefaltet), 43 (4 ganzseit.) Textkupfern und über 400 Textholzschnitten Pergament d. Zt. "Dünnhaupt 7.2; De Backer-S. IV, 1050, 9; Ferguson I, 466. Zweite, zugleich letzte Ausgabe der großangelegten "Abhandlung über optische Phänomene, Fluoreszenz, Farben- und Strahlungslehre, Lichtbrechung, Parabolspiegel, Astronomie usw., dabei auch die früheste Andeutung des Prinzips einer Laterna magica" (Dünnhaupt zur EA 1646); ferner Ausführungen zu Sonnenuhren, Flugmaschinen, dem Mikroskop und manch anderem mehr. Alles in zehn Büchern systematisch geordnet dargeboten, mit welcher Einteilung Kircher auf die Harmonie der altgriechischen zehnsaitigen Lyra, die Bedeutung der Zehn bei Pythagoras als Zahl der Vollkommenheit und die zehn kabbalistischen Emanationen Gottes anspielt und damit seine Absicht sehr selbstbewußt klarmacht, "Die große Kunst vom Licht und vom Schatten" solle nichts weniger sein als eine wirklich alles umfassende, enzyklopädische Optik oder Lichtkunde. Vollständiges Exemplar mit allen Tafeln in ordentlichem Zustand von hervorragender Provenienz: ursprünglich aus der Bibliothek von Theodor Zwinger (1658-1724) aus der alten Basler Ärztefamilie, Professor der Eloquenz, der Physik, der Anatomie und Botanik, der praktischen Medizin und Archiater (hs. Eintrag auf dem Respektblatt); später in den Besitz der Bibliotheca publica Basileensis (der heutigen Universitätsbibliothek Basel) übergegangen, die es trotz des berühmten Vorbesitzers wiederum später veräußerte (Besitz ? und Verkaufsstempel auf dem Titel verso). - Fußsteg des zweiten und dritten Fünftels des Bandes mit stärkerem, wenige Blätter am Seitensteg mit schmalem, leichten Wasserrand; durchgehend gleichmäßig gebräunt, etw. Braunfleckig, Einband wenig berieben und angestaubt. - Second enlraged edition of the "treatise on optical phenomena, fluorescence, chromatics, radiation resistance, refraction of light, parabolic reflector, astronomy etc., also the earliest allusion of the principle of a laterna magica" (Dünnhaupt) with chapters about sundials, flying machines, the microscope and a lot more. - Tail edge of second and third fifth of the volume with stronger waterstain, a few leaves at margin with small waterstain; throughout evenly browned, a little brown-stained, binding just a little rubbed and dusty. - Complete copy with all plates in good condition and of outstanding provenance: originally from the library of Theodor Zwinger (1658-1724) from the old Basle family of physicians, professor of eloquence, physics, anatomy and botany, of practical medicine and archiater (ms. entry on blank leaf); later on in the possession of the Bibliotheca publica Basileensis (the present Unversity Library of Basle), who sold it eventually in spite of the famous previous owner (ownership and sale stamp on title verso). - As many works by Kircher this is rare to find complete with absolutely all plates. - Very heavy book! "

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        Innocentia Victrix sive Sententia Comitiorum Imperij Sinici pro innocentia Christianæ religionis lata juridicè per annum 1669. & Ivssv R.P. Antonij de Gouvea Soc. Iesu, ibidem V. Provincialis Sinico-Latinè exposita in Quam Cheu metropoli provinciæ Quam tum in Regno Sinarum. Anno Salvtis Hvmanæ MDCLXXI.

      Quam tum [Canton] : Jesuit Press, 1671. First Edition. Small folio, contemporary Chinese wrappers (detached); woodblock title page featuring the Holy Initials and the instruments of the Passion within a sunburst; ff [ii], 43; printed xylographically on one side of the sheet only, on double rice paper folded at the fore-edge in the Chinese style; text in Latin and Chinese; a fine copy housed in a custom-made clamshell box of full crushed morocco lettered in gilt. Although the Jesuits had brought a printing press with movable types to Macau as early as 1588, only a few works were printed on it prior to the press being transferred to Nagasaki in 1590. From this date the Jesuit missionaries in China reverted to the use of xylographic (woodblock) printing. Between 1662 and 1718 a total of eleven books were printed using xylographic blocks in various locations in China under the auspices of the Jesuit missionaries. Innocentia Victrix was the third such book to be printed in this period. It contains, in three Chinese scripts (old, modern and cursive) with phonetic transcription and Latin translation, the copy of the imperial edict of the young Emperor Kangxi recording official tolerance of the Christian religion, as well as astronomical observations and calculations made by the Jesuit fathers at their observatory in Peking. During this period there was much opposition to the presence of the Jesuits in China, as it was commonly feared that the missionaries would create a foothold for an attempted takeover by the Portuguese. It was not only their religion that was treated with suspicion, but also their scientific knowledge (in particular, of astronomy), which frequently challenged calculations made by court scholars. In a very real sense, possession of a copy of Innocentia Victrix would have provided a missionary with the hope of diplomatic immunity, as well as impressing upon prospective converts the idea that imperial protection might be extended to those deciding to adopt the Christian religion. Although the compilation of Innocentia Victrix is generally attributed to Antonio de Gouvea, the Portuguese vice-provincial, it is also possible that either a Flemish missionary, de Rougement, or an Italian, Lubelli, was responsible. Only a handful of extant examples are known. Cordier, Sinica, 822-5; Boxer, Some Sino-European xylographic works, 3; de Backer-Sommervogel, III, 1637: "Ouvrage excessivement rare."

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        Hand-Büchlein der itzt üblichen Kriegs-Bau-Kunst : Aus den gestalten der besten und jetziger Zeit berühmtesten Französischen, Holländischen und andernFestungen gezogenund in zweyTheile getheilet: Davon das erste die flachen Grundrisse und erhobenen Bild- oder Standrisse vieler fürtreflichen Festungen/ die man überaus befestiget zu seyn schätzet/ vor Augen stellet: Das andere aber wie man dergleichen Festungen mit leichter mühe nachmachen sol/ anweiset / Erstlich in Frankreich außgangen In Französischer Sprach geschrieben durch den Ehrw. P. Georgium Fornier, ´der Societät Jesu Priestern. Jetzt aber der Deutschen Nation al einer sonderbaren Liebhaberin der Fortification Kunst zu besten in Mütterliche hohe deutsche Sprach mit Fleiß übersetzt.

      Mainz Ludovico Bourgat 1671 Pergamentband der Zeit auf Holzdeckeln, Vorsatz scheinbar erneuert, 12°, 6 Blatt, 200 Seitebn Text und 109 satt der 100 Tafeln, die Tafel 100 fehlt; altersgemäß guter Zustand Traité des fortificationsVersand D: 9,00 EUR

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        La Dioptrique Oculaire, ou La Théorique, la Positive, et la Mécanique, de l'oculaire dioptrique en toutes ses espèces.

      Paris:: Chez Thomas Jolly, & Simon Benard, 1671.. Colophon reads: ‘De l'Imprimerie de Jean Cusson, 1670'. Tall 4to. [xlviii], 419, [1], [30] pp. 60 engraved plates (six double-page, some pls. signed ‘L. Cossinus sculp.', incl. 3 text figs.), including the beautiful engraved allegorical half-title (drawn by Jean le Pautre (1618-1682) and engraved by Gerard Edelinck (1640-1707), title woodcut vignette; the leaves all extended at the gutter to permit the best possible opening for this volume. Modern full blind-stamped speckled calf, gilt-spine title. Title blind embossed: Franklin Institute Library, related small rubberstamp toward title-gutter, additional similar stamps found within. Cloth slip-case. Near fine. First edition of the most exhaustive treatise on optical instruments and lens making in the seventeenth century. This work deals with lenses for all types of instruments, including microscopes, telescopies, the camera obscura, as well as a study of what has been learned with different lens types. This is “the most exhaustive treatise on lens making in the seventeenth century. It is a six-hundred folio page long, comprehensive, cogently-argued treatise on telescope making. It contains an impressive amount of theoretical and practical, first-hand information on all of its facets - from explanations of the telescope's working principles, to descriptions of lens grinding and polishing, to rules for the right distances between lenses, to methods to find the right apertures, to descriptions of the shapes and articulations of the wooden parts and bolts and screws needed to properly point a telescope to the skies, to the construction of tubes, and so on and so forth.” – Albert Van Helden, et al, pp. 289-291. ¶ The beautiful engraved plates include two double-page plates showing the Moon (bound following pages 296 and 298), as seen through his binocular telescope, offering the proportion of optical perspective that he felt was superior due to the triangulation of the dual lenses and the eyes when focused on distant objects. The plates are embellished with cherubs in various positions using the instruments. The author carefully depicts clearly the phases of the Moon relative to the Sun and the Earth as well as noting the eclipses of the Moon. He continues with observations on the Sun (showing the movement of Sun-spots), the planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn). Then he turns his attention to comets (p.316) and observations of the phenomena relating to the sky and the stars (p. 315). Additional attention is given to construction of the instruments, their uses, such as measuring the size of distant objects (in the solar system). He depicts in impressive detail various machines such as lathes and a combination lens-grinding and polishing tool. – see: King, History of the telescope, p 57. ¶ Cherubin invented an adjustable stage for the microscope: “Chérubin arranged to focus the object by screwing the base up and down by means of a screw in the centre of the base. This appears to be the first instance of a focusing screw being applied to the stage of a microscope.” – Clay and Court, History of the microscope, p. 82. [full description on request]. ¶ Daniel M. Albert et al, Source book of ophthalmology, Blackwell Science, (1995), 412; Henry C. King, History of the telescope, (1955); Krivatsy-NLM, 2427; Albert Van Helden, et al, The origins of the telescope, Amsterdam University Press, (2011); Ewen A. Whitaker, Mapping and naming the moon: A History of Lunar Cartography and Nomenclature, Cambridge University Press, 2003.

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        Suite des Memoires du Sr Bernier sur l'Empire du Grand Mogol. (Continuation of "Histoire de la dernière révolution des états du Grand Mogol). Vol. 1: Lettre à Monsieur De la Mothe le Vayer, écrite à Dehli 1663. Lettre a monsieur Chapelain, envoyée de Chirasse en Perse, 1667 (and) Lettre envoyée de Chiras en Perse, 1668, à Mr. Chapelle. Vol. 2: Relation du voyage fait en 1664, à la suite du Grand Mogol Aureng-Zebe, allant avec son armée; de Dehli, capitale de l'Hindoustan, à Lahor; de Lahor, à Bember; & de Bember au Royaume de Kachemire, que les Mogols appellent ordinairement le Paradis terrestre des Indes

      Paris, Chez Claude Barbin, 1671. 2 vols. small 8vo (16x9 cm). Contemporary full calf, spine gilt in compartments (gilt faded). Good bindings with a few small imperfections: corners bumped; top spine vol. 2 damaged; a few wormholing in hinges of second volume). Vol. 1: 178,(ii),138,70 pp. Vol. 2: 296 pp. (wormholes in lower margins). - Clean inside. - First editions, very rare. Vol. 1: Lettre à De la Mothe le Vayer contenant la description de Dehli & Agra, avec quelques particularitez ...(sur) la cour et le génie des Mogols et des Indiens. 178 pp.; Lettre à Monsieur Chapelain touchant les superstitions, étranges façons de faire, et doctrines des Hindous ou Gentils de l'Hindoustan. (ii: blank),138 pp.; Lettre à Mr Chapelle sur le dessein qu'il a de se remettre à l'estude, sur ... la doctrine des Atômes, & sur la nature de l'entendement humain. 70 pp. - The 2 volumes "Suite des Memoires" are the continuation of the 2 vols. "Histoire de la Révolution des Etats du Grand Mogol". Therefore printed on spines resp. "Vol. 3" and "Vol. 4".

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        La Dioptrique Oculaire, ou La Théorique, la Positive, et la Mécanique, de l'oculaire dioptrique en toutes ses espèces.

      Paris: Chez Thomas Jolly, & Simon Benard, 1671. Paris:: Chez Thomas Jolly, & Simon Benard, 1671.. Colophon reads:

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        Biblia, Das ist / Die gantze Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments / Deutsch / D. Martin Luthers. Mit den Summarien M. Viti Dieterichs / Samt der Biblichen Bücher und Capitel richtiger Eintheilung / und ausgehenden (?) / auch verbesserten Registern und Concordanzen nützlich zugerichtet und mit dem Exemplar / so zuerst nack Luther seinem Tod / im Jahre Christi 1546 in Wittenberg gedruckt / mit großem Fleiß conferiret von der Theolog. Facultät zu Wittenberg. Mit derselben Vorrede / Und Churf. Sächs. gnädigster Befreiung. Wittenberg / In Verlegung Balthasar Christoph Wustens / Buchdruckers und Buchhändlers in Frankfurt am Main. Im Jahre Christi / M DC LXXI (1671)

      Bibel, die ganze heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments(1671). Altes Testament 308 (Doppel-)Seiten, Die Propheten 183 (Doppel-)Seiten, Neues Testament 188 (Doppel-)Seiten Das Buch ist im Originalzustand unrestauriert. Der Einband besteht aus einem Holzdeckel in Leder eingebunden. Die Verschlüsse bestehen aus Kupfer aber sind nur noch teilweise vorhanden. Der Zustand ist dem Alter entsprechend gut. Die Seiten sind bis auf wenige im guten Zustand.

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        Pratique de chymie, divisée en quatre parties, par S. Matte La Faveur, distillateur & demonstrateur ordinaire de la chymie en la faculté de Medecine de Montpelier. Avec un avis sur les eaux minerales.

      - Montpelier, Daniel Pech, 1671 [1672]. Small 8vo (15.7 x 9.8 cm). [x], 360, 10 (explanatory leaves), [xxxii] pp. Engraved (armorial) frontispiece, 14 engraved plates on 12 large, folded leaves, one being a table of chemical symbols. Contemporary full calf. Spine with five raised bands, rich gilt compartments with floral vignettes and gilt title. Edges mottled red.l "Extremely rare" (Neville) complete copy, with all the plates, of a groundbreaking work on distillation by the self-taught French chemist Sébastien Matte La Faveur (1626-1714). According to Wikipedia, his discovery of styptic water and other important research merited him the position of Demonstrator of Chemistry at the Faculty of Medicine of Montpellier, a position created for him in 1675. He was the inventor of a lavender distillate, "the water of the Queen of Hungary", which became very popular in European courts. Perhaps as a consequence he became the private pharmacist of King Louis XIV and was awarded the privilege of teaching chemistry at the Sorbonne, and at the University of Montpellier. Later he became intendant of the chair of chemistry at the Jardin du Roi (1680 to 1684). This book is his most important work. Daniel Pech was perhaps merely the printer; the title page states that the work was sold by Matte La Faveur. Although the title page is dated 1671, the final print date is stated to be "le premier Fevrier 1672". The explanatory leaves are numbered 1-10, of which 1-2 have been moved to the first folded plate, between pp. 46-47. The first folded leaf contains the first three plates, a fact not noted in some other collations. The frontispiece, which shows a coat-of-arms, should not be counted as a plate. A complete description of the plates and explanatory leaves is as follows: 1. Planche des vaisseaux, with explanatory leaf [pp. 1-2] (between pp. 46-47); 2. Bain Marie (included on the folding Planche des vaisseaux), [explanation on p. 3 after p. 360]; 3. Petit fourneau de reverbere clos (included on the folding Planche des vaisseaux), [explanation p. 3 after p. 360]; 4. Table l'explication des caracteres chymiques (between pp. 58-59; there is no separate explanatory leaf because the explanations are next to the symbols]; 5. Bain vaporeux [placed after explanation p. 4]; 6. Bain sec [between explanation pp. 4-5]; 7. Fourneau ou l'on distille par le serpentin [before explanation on pp. 5-6]; 8. Grand fourneau de reverbere clos [after explanation p. 6]; 9. Fourneau de reverbere decouvert [after explanation p. 6]; 10. Fourneau a vent ou de fonte [before expl. p. 7]; 11. Athenor [before expl. pp. 7-8]; 12. Vaisseau pour faire l'esprit de souffre [between expl. pp. 8-9]; 13. Fourneau de digestion [before expl. p. 9]; 14. Vaisseau pour faire les fleurs de souffre [before expl. pp. 9-10]. "Less than a dozen copies are known to exist, most imperfect with missing leaves and fewer plates" (Neville). Boards rubbed, mainly at the joints. Old inscription "1662" in the lower margin of the title page; a note in old hand "ce livre est rare à montpellier." on the front pastedown, a very good copy. Neville II, pp. 153-154; Poggendorf II, p. 78; Thorndike VIII, pp. 141-144. Not in Brunet, not in Cat. BM(NH). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La spada di honore. Libro primo. Delle osservazioni cavalleresche del Senator Berlingiero Gessi. All'altezza Sereniffima di Cosimo III Gran Duca di Tofcana.

      Per l'Erede di Domenico Barbieri, ad iftanza di Gio. Francesco Davico detto il Turrino, 1671 - Bologne, Per l'Erede di Domenico Barbieri, ad iftanza di Gio. Francesco Davico detto il Turrino, 1671. In 4 de 20 ff. n. ch.-188pp.-20 ff. n. ch., reliure en plein veau fauve raciné légèrement postérieure, dos à 4 nerfs orné de caissons et de fleurons dorés, titre doré, plusieurs trous et galeries de vers notament à la queue du dos, queue du mors supérieur et têtes des mors fendus sans gravité; reliure ferme et solide, étiquette de papier beige avec un chiffre manuscrit à l'encre noire contrecollée à la tête du dos, plats et coupes frottés, coins supérieur et inférieur du plat supérieur légèrement rognés, galerie de vers dans la partie inférieure externe du second plat, frontispice orné d'une magnifique gravure représentant un cadre avec de chaque côté des colonnes prolongées par des hommes en torse nu portant des paniers de fruits, partie supérieure du cadre surmontée de l'emblème de Cosimo III de' Medici (Cosme III De Médicis) avec au dessus une couronne et de quatre anges dont un tenant un grand drap déplié sur tout le centre de la page, comprenant dans l'angle supérieur droit le soleil et en arrière plan un décor naturel, avec un autel et au dessus le titre inscrit, portrait de l'auteur dans un medaillon entouré de livres, de lions, de drapeaux, d'un tronc d'arbre, à partir d'un dessin de J. Rigus Afner, 10 gravures à pleine page, dont une exécutée par L. Tinti sur des dessins de Domenico Maria Canuti, titre sur la page de titre encadré d'un double filet noir, lettrines historiées, gravures en bandeau au début de chaque chapitre, culs-de-lampe, bon et bel exemplaire. L'auteur (1613-1671), natif de Bologne, étudia les lettres et le droit à Rome et les mathématiques et l'astronomie avec Benedetto Cavalieri. Il fut membre de ''l'Accademia degli Ardenti'' et de ''l'Accademia dei Gelati'', il fut ambassadeur de sa ville auprès du Saint-siège et fut élu sénateur en 1635, devenu un grand expert de la science chevaleresque, il conseilla de très nombreux concitoyens dans des affaires de droit. Domenico Maria Canuti (1626-1684), natif de Bologne, fut un important peintre et auteur de fresques, notamment dans sa ville natale aux palais Pepoli et Calzolari, élève de Guido Reni pui de G. A. Sirani, à Rome il collabora avec Francesco Lanfranchi e Alessandro Algardi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Littleton's Tenures, In French and English, With an Alphabetical.

      1671 - London, 1671. The First Edition of Littleton with Parallel Texts in English and Law-French Littleton, Sir Thomas [d. 1481]. Littleton's Tenures, In French and English. With an Alphabetical Table of the Principal Matters Therein Contained. London: Printed by John Streater, James Flesher and Henry Twyford, Assigns of Richard Atkins, and Edward Atkins, 1671. [xxii], 360, 371-436 (i.e. 426), [2] pp. Pagination irregular, text complete. Main text in parallel columns. 12mo. (5-1/4" x 3"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, some chipping to spine ends, small chip near center of spine, joints partially cracked, rear hinge cracked, crack between front free endpaper and following leaf. Light toning to text, light soiling to title page. An attractive copy. $850. * First edition with parallel texts in English and Law French. Written during the reign of Edward IV [1442-1483] and first published around 1481, Littleton's Tenures is probably the most revered treatise in the history of the common law. Much admired for its learning and style, it is concerned with tenures and other issues relating to real property. This venerable work, which Coke called "the ornament of the Common Law, and the most perfect and absolute work that ever was written in any humane science," is considered a landmark because it renounced the principles of Roman law (and Latin) in favor of guidelines and doctrines drawn from the Year Books and, when necessary, hypothetical cases. Holdsworth, A History of English Law II:573. English Short-Title Catalogue R216066. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Seer gedenckwaerdige vojagien, van Johan Sanderson, Hendrick Timberly, en Capt. Johan Smith, door Europa, Asia en America. Amsterdam, Joachim van Dyck, 1678. 4to. With engraved title-page, letterpress title-page with a woodcut floral ornament, 4 folding engraved illustration plates (including 1 with 4 small views). 18th-century half vellum.

      - Alden & Landis 678/140; Sabin 78871; STCN (6 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 955. First and only Dutch edition of an account of the voyages of three English merchant adventurers: John Sanderson in the Levant, Egypt and Constantinople (Istanbul), presented here as 1671-1676 but in fact describing travels in the years 1584-1602; Henry Timberlake in Jerusalem (1601); and the young John Smith in the Ottoman Empire (ca. 1598-1604) before his more famous voyage to America. All three are loosely translated from the relevant accounts in Purchas his pilgrimes, London, 1625, but the accounts of Sanderson and Timberlake are written in the first person. The present publisher added some texts from other sources, and the frontispiece and other illustrations, etched and engraved in a style sometimes reminiscent of Romein de Hooghe, are also new. Timberlake, though Protestant himself, shocked more narrow-minded Protestants by his accounts of the kindness of a Muslim Moor journeying from Fez to Mecca, who had joined his ship at Algiers and secured his release when he was arrested in Jerusalem. Slightly browned and with the title-page backed, apparently to strengthen it after a library stamp on the back was erased, minor and mostly marginal smudges or spots and a small marginal tear, but otherwise in good condition and with generous margins. Lacking the final blank leaf. The dedication was supposed to precede the publisher's note to the reader, but is here bound after it. The binding is rubbed and tattered, with most of the title-label gone. First Dutch edition of a fascinating account of English merchant adventurers in the Levant, Egypt and the Ottoman Empire: Indiana Jones ca. 1600.

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        The Amorous Prince, or the Curious Husband. A Comedy, As it is Acted at his Royal Highness, the Duke of York's Theatre

      London: Printed by J.M. for Thomas Dring, 1671. First edition, small 4to, (iv), 82, (2) pp. First and last leaf with marginal loss, subtly laid down, contemporary signatures of one Mary Howard to the title page, some occasional soiling. Handsomely bound in recent period style panelled calf. Behn's second play, a tragicomedy concerning male power and how it was directed at women, the central character of Prince Frederick alluding to the various liaisons of Charles II. Wing B1718. O'Donnell A2. Very scarce, with only three copies noted at auction since 1920.

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        Kurtzweiliges Loos- oder Dreh-Büchlein....

      ca. 1671. 44 Holzschnitte zu den jeweiligen Circkeln, kl.8°. 16,2 x 10,4 cm. 64 Blatt Seiten, späterer, moderner Pappband mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, Hardcover in Pappband, In gutem Zustand. die erste Lage mit Eckanriß unten ohne Informationsverlust und wasserfleckig, ansonsten sauber und gut, aber knapp beschnitten. vollständiger Titel: - Kurzweiliges Loos- oder Dreh-Büchlein, Welches Mit einem Glücks-Rad, Durch viel wunderselzame Figuren, Schimpfs-weis einem jeden sein Art anzeiget, auch was ihm sein lebelang für Glûck und Unglück begegnen werde. Durch Georg von Wickram von Colmar, Wolher , ihr Käuffer, Weib und Mann, Nehmt euch Schnupff´s und Kurtzweil an, Um wenig Pfennig schaffts euch Freud, Selber find sich alzeit das Leid. gedruckt in diesem Jahre, - von den im Register aufgezählten 48 Zirkeln fehlen 45 (Fragment) bis 48. Es fehlt auch das Titelblatt sowie die Vorrede, diese liegen als Kopie bei. Laut Bolte 72 Seiten hier liegen 64 Seiten mit Loosuhr und Einhorn vor. Versand D: 2,95 EUR Biographien, Biographien historisch

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        Antiphonar. Lateinische Handschrift auf Papier.

      Trier, ca. 1680 (nach 1671). - Gr.-Fol. (ca. 44 x 32 cm). [7], 208 num. Bl. (o. d. wohl weiße fol. 89). Blattgröße 42,5 x 29,8 cm, Schriftspiegel ca. 38 x 24 cm. Mit ca. 160 Initialen in bunten Deckfarben und Tinte, zahlreichen Initialen in Rot sowie bunter Bordüre am Anfang. Musiknotation auf 5 schwarzen Linien. Hervorhebungen in Rot, einige Überschriften in alternierend bunten Buchstaben. Blindgeprägtes zeitgenössisches Schweinsleder über Holzdeckeln mit 5 (von 10) Messingbeschlägen auf den Deckeln. Mit Pergamentmanuskriptfragmenten wohl des 14. Jahrhunderts. Beschläge des Rückdeckels fehlen, Messingschliessen ergänzt. Buchblock gelockert, mehrere Blätter mit großen, teils alt laienhaft restaurierten Einrissen, wie bei Antiphonaren üblich, daher auch stellenweise mit Randläsuren, etwas gebräunt und fingerfleckig. Dekoratives Antiphonar, geschrieben für eine Kirche des Erzbistums Trier mit reicher Illumination. Die Lokalisierung ist aufgrund des Festkalenders am Ende unstrittig. Für die Datierung findet sich auf fol. 206r. ein Terminus post quem (Fest der Hl. Rosa von Lima, der ersten Heiligen Amerikas, heiliggesprochen 1671). Fol. 120r. mit montiertem Blatt aus einem älteren Antiphonar. Bei dem fehlenden herausgetrennten Blatt 89 handelte es sich wahrscheinlich um ein weißes, wie das folgende weiße Bl. 90. Unter der Auszierung der Initialen fällt beim Buchstaben "C" eine Besonderheit auf. Die Seitenansicht eines Gesichtes wird stark vereinfacht (mit wenigen Federzügen, sehr modern anmutend) in die Wölbung eingefügt. Mehr als 20 mal findet sich diese Skizze (farblich abgewandelt) in der Handschrift. Da dies zugleich die einzige antropomorphe Zeichnung ist (in wenigen weiteren Initialen wird das Gesicht auch an den Buchstaben "E" angelehnt), kommt diesem Detail eine erhöhte Signifikanz zur Identifizierung des Illuminators zu. Bisher war es allerdings nicht möglich das Skriptorium, und damit jenen unbekannten "Meister der Maske" genauer zu lokalisieren. Auch die Einbandstempel konnten keinen Betrag leisten. In Frage kommt allerdings lediglich der deutschsprachige Teil des Erzbistums (also mit Teilen des ehem. Herzogtums Luxemburg), da sich verschiedentlich deutsche Einsprengsel im lateinischen Text finden. Es besteht allerdings berechtigte Hoffnung, dass dies aufgrund der fortschreitenden Digitalisierung von Handschriften in nicht allzu ferner Zukunft möglich sein wird.

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        BAYERN. - Karte., "Circuli et electoratus Bavariae". Gesamtkarte von Altbayern in 28 Teilen mit großem bayerischen Wappen, Ansicht von München und schönem Porträt von Max Emanuel.

      Kolorierter Kupferstich von Georg Philipp Finckh nach Philipp Apian, 1671, 28 Segmente, je 18,5 x 23,5 cm, Gesamtmaß der Karte ist ca. 89 x 116 cm! Lentner 5896 nicht bei Maillinger und Pfister. - Eine der ausführlichsten und schönsten Bayern-Karten des 17. Jahrhunderts. - Die einzelnen Segmente als Gesamtkarte montiert und dekorativ gerahmt. BAYERN, Landkarten, Oberbayern

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        BAYERN. - Karte. "Circuli et electoratus Bavariae". Gesamtkarte von Altbayern in 28 Teilen mit großem bayerischen Wappen, Ansicht von München und schönem Porträt von Max Emanuel.

      - Kolorierter Kupferstich von Georg Philipp Finckh nach Philipp Apian, 1671, 28 Segmente, je 18,5 x 23,5 cm, Gesamtmaß der Karte ist ca. 89 x 116 cm! Lentner 5896; nicht bei Maillinger und Pfister. - Eine der ausführlichsten und schönsten Bayern-Karten des 17. Jahrhunderts. - Die einzelnen Segmente als Gesamtkarte montiert und dekorativ gerahmt.

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        The Amorous Prince, or the Curious Husband. A Comedy, As it is Acted at his Royal Highness, the Duke of York's Theatre.

      First edition, small 4to, (iv), 82, (2) pp. First and last leaf with marginal loss, subtly laid down, contemporary signatures of one Mary Howard to the title page, some occasional soiling. Handsomely bound in recent period style panelled calf. Behn's second play, a tragicomedy concerning male power and how it was directed at women, the central character of Prince Frederick alluding to the various liaisons of Charles II.

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        Pagus Hispanorum in Florida

      Arnold Montanus, Amsterdam 1671 - View. Copper plate engraving. Image measures 10.5 x 14" This view depicts the port of St. Augustine, one of the oldest cities in what would become the United States. First settled by the Spanish in 1565, the port became the northernmost base of operations for Spanish trade in the West Indies. Here, the city is shown in full swing, with ships and boats docked outside the city's walls, beyond which some buildings and a church are visible. In the foreground, slaves and Native Americans work and accompany a European woman to the coast. The view appeared in Montanus's "Die Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld: of Beschryving van America." It is a dark impression in very good condition with no chips or tears. Stain to lower left corner of page, not affecting the image. German text below and on verso. Arnold Montanus (1625-1683) was a Dutch theologian, historian, author, and publisher best known for his encyclopedia of the New World, entitled "Die Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld." His travelogues, as well as the famous volume that developed out of them, were rich with geographical, cultural, and scientific information. John Ogilby (1600-1676) is often noted in the literature for his wide ranging pursuits--dancer, actor, translator, tutor, among others--that, more often than not, ended in failure. But rather than thinking of these pursuits as unsuccessful, they might be better considered as steps toward his ultimate destiny: cartography. Ogilby got his first taste of the trade in 1666--himself at the age of 66--by surveying and mapping London after the Great Fire. The project inspired him to pursue and publish geographical descriptions of the wider world, including China, Japan, and Africa. In 1675, a year after he was appointed "Kings Cosmographer and Geographic Painter," he published the defining work of his career, a road atlas of England entitled "Britannia." The original volume was the first road atlas ever published and was notable for its scale of one inch to a standard mile. This impressive and innovative volume finally secured Ogilby's place in the history books one of the most memorable and important figures of 17th-century cartography.

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        A Sure Guide or, The Best and Nearest Way to Physick and Chrurgery That is to say, The Arts of Healing by Medicine, and Manual Operation. Being An Anatomical Description of the whole Body of Man, and its Parts, with their Respective Diseases, demonstrated from the Fabrick and Use of the said Parts. In Six Books. Viz. 1, Describing all, and every of the Bones of Mans Body, according to the Ancient Method. 2. Describing the Belly, and all its Parts and Bowels. 3. Describing the Chest and all its Parts and Contents. 4. Describing the Head, and Face. 6. Describing the Limbs of the Body with the many Regiments of Muscles. 5. Containing a new Description of the Bones, by a Method first invented by the Author. At the End of these Six Books, is add

      Printed by John Streater, And are to be sold by George Sambridge, at the Sign of the BIBLE on Ludgate-Hill., London 1671 - Third edition. Small folio in fours. [8], 142, 191 - 288, [12]pp [48] leaves of plates. Signatures A4 , D - P4, T - 2N4, 3A - 3C2. Twenty four double plates with letter press explanation on inner verso and numbered engravings on inner recto. Translation of Encheiridium anatomicum et pathalogicum, first published in Paris 1648. ESTC Citation no R15596. Contemporary sheep binding with five raised bands to spine. Some edge and corner wear with a little loss at the head of the spine. Joints lightly cracked. Some old damp staining to lower margins. Minor worm tracks to lower margins of E1 - L3. Front end paper toner across lower corner with some loss. Armorial bookplate of Hugh Cecil, earl of Lonsdale to front pastedown. The book collation is correct and complete but the following page misnumbering is evident:- Page 33 as 40, 40 as 43, 119 as 116, 122 as 127, 123 as 112, 126 as 120, 127 as 122, 209 as 219.

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        Poemata Ferdinandi liberi baronis de Furstenberg

      First Edition, in Elzevier. As a frontispiece by Rudolphi AG. The second part contains the poetic works of Theodor Baron Capar Furtsenberg. An edition of the BN France, but nothing to the British Library and one in the Scottish edition catalogs 1684. Sheepskin brown Full time. Back tooled raised. Top cap damaged and missing. The Prince and Baron Ferdinand de Furstenberg (1626-1683) was a poet, historian and arts promoters, he was bishop of Munster in Germany, Paderborn, where his father founded a university. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Apud Danielem Elzevirium Amstelodami (Amsterdam) 1671 in-8 (11,5x17,5cm) (24) 343pp. (1) relié

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        Praeneste Urbis Latii descriptio/Sciographia Templi Fortunae

      Amsterdam 1671 - Lotto di tre tavole relative alla città di Palestrina che mostrano rispettivamente la topografia della città, il disegno in prospettiva del Tempio della Fortuna e il particolare del mosaico all'interno dell'edificio monumentale. Pubblicate nel lavoro del Kircher "Latium, id est, nova et parallela Latii tum veteris tum novi descriptio", edito ad Amsterdam nel 1671. L'opera s'inserisce nella lunga tradizione corografica, ma a differenza delle pubblicazioni dei predecessori, Kircher delimita lo studio alla sola area del Lazio. Incisione in rame, in buone condizioni. Dimensioni: 450x350 ogni tavola. Three sheets respectively showing the topography of the city of Palestrina, a perspective drawing of the Temple and the detail of the mosaic inside the Temple.Taken from "Latium, id est, nova et parallela Latii tum veteris tum novi descriptio", published in Amsterdam in 1671. The work followed a long tradition of "chorography", but unlike works of his predecessors, which tended to be on the whole of Italy, Kircher’s book had as its focus the much more limited area of Latium itself. Kircher’s explanation of the purpose of this study was that he wanted to use the physical remains of ancient Latium to teach the reality of human mutability and transience. Etching, in good conditions. Size: 450x350 each plate. Dimensioni

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        Alchemy Supernatural Things 1671

      Published in London in 1671, this is the reissue of the 1670 first edition with the cancel title page of this classic early work on Alchemy, there has been some question over the true authorship of the work, and it is thought that at least part of it was the work of Johann Tholde a Salt Manufacturer in Germany, whoever the author was, he had a considerable knowledge of Chemistry and showed that ammonia could be obtained by the action of alkali on sal-ammoniac (ammonium chloride), described the production of hydrochloric acid by acidifying brine of common salt (sodium chloride), and created oil of vitriol (sulfuric acid), among other achievements, the book is divided into three parts, each with its own title page, one of the parts is on the mineral Antimony, the book is bound in an old full leather binding which is heavily worn with some loss to spine and boards, front board attached but remains of hinge fragile, internally the given collation is 238, [8], 122 p. this copy appears to lack the final leaf of the preface, the main body of the text appears complete, but the opening text page of chapter one is numbered page 3, so there appears that there is also a leaf preceding the opening page of chapter one that is also not present, else the text to all three parts is complete along with the final unnumbered publishers advert leaf at rear, there is some noticeable worming to a number of pages, though this is all in the blank page margins and only touches a few letters of text, a few pages have some very old scholarly manuscript notes, some wear to front blank endpaper, else text block is square and tight, & clean with a few pencilled lines to margins that could be easily erased if desired, lacking final leaf of the preface and one leaf before the start of chapter one else a generally good acceptable example of this scarce work

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        The Duty and Office of High-Constables of Hundreds, Petty-Constables.

      1671 - Adapted from Eirenarcha Lambarde, William. Turner, R., Editor. The Duty and Office of High-Constables of Hundreds, Petty-Constables, Tythingmen, And Such Inferiour Ministers of the Peace. With the Several Duties and Offices of Churchwardens, Overseers and Collectors for the Poor, Of Surveyors for Amending the Highwayes, And Distributors of the Provision for the Destruction of Noysom Fowl and Vermin. First Collected by William Lambard, In the Reign of Queen Elizabeth; And Now Enlarged with Many Useful Additions, According to the Succeeding Statutes: by R. Turner, Gent. London: Printed by Joh. Streater, Hen. Twyford, And Eliz. Flesher, 1671. [xii], 144 pp. 12mo (5-1/2" x 3-1/2"). Later sheep, blind rules to boards, lettering piece and gilt fillets and ornaments to spine. Moderate rubbing to spine and extremities, chipping to head of spine and lettering piece, joints starting, faint dampstain to rear board, a few cracks to text block, armorial bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield to front board, small embossed Macclesfield stamp to title page. Some toning to text, internally clean. A nice copy. * First edition. Turner extracted the main parts of this book from the second edition of Lambarde's Eirenarcha (1587) and added material to bring the contents up to date (i.e. 1671). A second edition was published in 1671. Our copy once belonged to the library of Shirbirn Castle, the library of the Earls of Macclesfield, one of the finest private libraries in Great Britain. Both editions of this work are rare. OCLC locates 2 copies of the first edition in North America at the Huntington Library and University of Illinois. The ESTC adds the Folger Shakespeare Library and Harvard Law School. English Short-Title Catalogue R41023. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pagus Hispanorum in Florida

      Amsterdam: Arnold Montanus, 1671. unbound. View. Copper plate engraving. Image measures 10.5 x 14" This view depicts the port of St. Augustine, one of the oldest cities in what would become the United States. First settled by the Spanish in 1565, the port became the northernmost base of operations for Spanish trade in the West Indies. Here, the city is shown in full swing, with ships and boats docked outside the city's walls, beyond which some buildings and a church are visible. In the foreground, slaves and Native Americans work and accompany a European woman to the coast. The view appeared in Montanus's "Die Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld: of Beschryving van America." It is a dark impression in very good condition with no chips or tears. Stain to lower left corner of page, not affecting the image. German text below and on verso. Arnold Montanus (1625-1683) was a Dutch theologian, historian, author, and publisher best known for his encyclopedia of the New World, entitled "Die Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld." His travelogues, as well as the famous volume that developed out of them, were rich with geographical, cultural, and scientific information. John Ogilby (1600-1676) is often noted in the literature for his wide ranging pursuits--dancer, actor, translator, tutor, among others--that, more often than not, ended in failure. But rather than thinking of these pursuits as unsuccessful, they might be better considered as steps toward his ultimate destiny: cartography. Ogilby got his first taste of the trade in 1666--himself at the age of 66--by surveying and mapping London after the Great Fire. The project inspired him to pursue and publish geographical descriptions of the wider world, including China, Japan, and Africa. In 1675, a year after he was appointed "Kings Cosmographer and Geographic Painter," he published the defining work of his career, a road atlas of England entitled "Britannia." The original volume was the first road atlas ever published and was notable for its scale of one inch to a standard mile. This impressive and innovative volume finally secured Ogilby's place in the history books one of the most memorable and important figures of 17th-century cartography.

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        Histoire Générale des Voyages et Conquestes des Castillans, dans les Isles et Terre-ferme des Indes Occidentales. Traduite de l'Espagnol par N. de la Coste.

      A Paris, chez Nicolas et Jean de la Coste, 1660-1671. - 3 volumes in-4. 14ff. 776pp. (i.e. 772). 12ff. + 12ff. 784pp. 14ff. + 9ff. 790pp. (i.e. 760). 6ff. (interversions de feuillets à la table du troisième volume et diverses erreurs de pagination sans incidence sur le texte). Plein veau brun, dos à nerfs ornés (reliure de l'époque un peu frottée, petit manque de cuir au dos du troisième volume). Première Edition Française, bien complète des trois volumes qui étaient parus séparément sur une durée de plus de dix ans et qui se trouvent rarement réunis. Antonio Herrera y Tordesillas (1559-1625) fut le premier historiographe officiel des Indes Occidentales (1596), ce qui lui permit d'accéder à des documents inédits et confidentiels. Son ouvrage constitue le témoignage le plus complet sur la découverte de l'Amérique et les conquêtes espagnoles de l'Amérique latine. L'original espagnol couvrait la période allant de 1492 à 1554 mais cette traduction des trois premières décades s'arrête à 1526. "L'ouvrage d'Herrera est précieux. C'est l'histoire de la découverte et de la conquête de l'Amérique espagnole la plus détaillée que nous ayons" (Boucher de la Richarderie). Petit mouillure marginale à quelques feuillets du premier volume. Quelques rousseurs. Petit défaut au dos de la reliure du deuxième volume mais très bon exemplaire par ailleurs. Sabin, 31548. Palau, 114293. Boucher de la Richarderie, Bibliothèque Universelle des Voyages (1808), V, p.494. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Remarques sur la dissertation, ou l'on montre en quel temps, & pour quelles raisons l'Eglise universelle consentit à recevoir le baptesme des heretiques; & par où l'on découvre ce qui a donné occasion aux auteurs, qui ont traité de cette matiere, de s'estre égarez dans la recherche qu'ils ont faite du Concile plenier, qui termina suivant S. Augustin cette contestation.

      L'imprimerie de la Veuve Edme Martin, 1671. A widow's printing of this polemic on the controversy over baptizing repentant heretics, attacking the previously published remarks of M. David; this edition follows the first of 1653. The author, a French historian and famously skeptical hagiographer, was a staunch Gallicanist, and => an early hand has pencilled "Très Gallican" on the title-page here. Uncommon: WorldCat and NUC Pre-1956 locate only two U.S. institutional holdings of this 1671 edition, one of which was deaccessioned and is in fact this copy.

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        Commentarius ad Institutionum Iuris Civilis Libros IV, brevis, analyticus, methodicus, quaestionibus controversiis passim insertis. Cum Additionibus perpetuis ex Jure potissimum Consuetudinario harum vicinarumque Provinciarum, auctore Valerio Andrea Desselio.

      Köln: Coloniae Agrippinae, sumptibus Ioannis Wilhelmi Friessem junioris, 1671. 4to.; bellísima anteportada grabada, portada a dos tintas, 4 hs., 758 pp., 10 hs. Algunos cuadernillos con el papel oscurecido. Encuadernación en piel, fatigada, de la época, con falta de un tercio de lomera.

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        Suite des Memoires du Sr Bernier sur l'Empire du Grand Mogol. (Continuation of "Histoire de la dernière révolution des états du Grand Mogol). Vol. 1: Lettre à Monsieur De la Mothe le Vayer, écrite à Dehli 1663. Lettre a monsieur Chapelain, envoyée de Chirasse en Perse, 1667 (and) Lettre envoyée de Chiras en Perse, 1668, à Mr. Chapelle. Vol. 2: Relation du voyage fait en 1664, à la suite du Grand Mogol Aureng-Zebe, allant avec son armée; de Dehli, capitale de l'Hindoustan, à Lahor; de Lahor, à Bember; & de Bember au Royaume de Kachemire, que les Mogols appellent ordinairement le Paradis terrestre des Indes

      Paris, Chez Claude Barbin, 1671. 2 vols. small 8vo (16x9 cm). Contemporary full calf, spine gilt in compartments (gilt faded). Good bindings with a few small imperfections: corners bumped; top spine vol. 2 damaged; a few wormholing in hinges of second volume). Vol. 1: 178,(ii),138,70 pp. Vol. 2: 296 pp. (wormholes in lower margins). - Clean inside. - First editions, very rare. Vol. 1: Lettre à De la Mothe le Vayer contenant la description de Dehli & Agra, avec quelques particularitez ...(sur) la cour et le génie des Mogols et des Indiens. 178 pp.; Lettre à Monsieur Chapelain touchant les superstitions, étranges façons de faire, et doctrines des Hindous ou Gentils de l'Hindoustan. (ii: blank),138 pp.; Lettre à Mr Chapelle sur le dessein qu'il a de se remettre à l'estude, sur ... la doctrine des Atômes, & sur la nature de l'entendement humain. 70 pp. - The 2 volumes "Suite des Memoires" are the continuation of the 2 vols. "Histoire de la Révolution des Etats du Grand Mogol". Therefore printed on spines resp. "Vol. 3" and "Vol. 4".

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        Tractatus ad defensam inquisitorum carceratorum reorum, & Condemnatorum super quocunque crimine.

      Pezzana, 1671. 2 tomi in 1 vol., in 4°, p. perg., pp. 318 + 240 + cc.nn. 18. Pregevoli testate xilografiche. Fondamentale opera del giurista umbro nato a Città di Castello, dedicata interamente alla difesa degli inquisiti e dei carcerati: Tra gli argomenti trattati figurano: cattura, carcerazione, inquisizione, tortura, confessione, sentenza, appello, esecuzione e pena capitale. Mende al d.

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        Remarques sur la dissertation, ou l'on montre en quel temps, & pour quelles raisons l'Eglise universelle consentit à recevoir le baptesme des heretiques; & par où l'on découvre ce qui a donné occasion aux auteurs, qui ont traité de cette matiere, de s'estre égarez dans la recherche qu'ils ont faite du Concile plenier, qui termina suivant S. Augustin cette contestation.

      Paris: L'imprimerie de la Veuve Edme Martin, 1671. 8vo (18.7 cm, 7.4"). [2], 77, [1] pp. A widow's printing of this polemic on the controversy over baptizing repentant heretics, attacking the previously published remarks of M. David; this edition follows the first of 1653. The author, a French historian and famously skeptical hagiographer, was a staunch Gallicanist, and => an early hand has pencilled "Très Gallican" on the title-page here.    Uncommon: WorldCat and NUC Pre-1956 locate only two U.S. institutional holdings of this 1671 edition, one of which was deaccessioned and is in fact this copy. Contemporary mottled sheep framed in blind double fillets, recently rebacked with complementary calf, spine with raised bands and blind-tooled compartment decorations; edges and extremities rubbed, sides with old scuffs. Title-page and first text page with institutional perforation-stamp, title-page also with pencilled annotation as above, first text page with rubber-stamped numerals in lower margin, no other markings. Pages clean.

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        CARTA NOVA ACCURATA DEL PASSAGIO ET STRADA DALLI PAESI BASSI PER VIA DE ALLEMAGNA PER ITALIA ET PER VIA DI PAESI SVIZERI A GENEVA, LIONE ET ROMA...

      1671. Importante carta delle vie di comunicazione che mettevano in connessione l'Italia con i paesi vicini. La tavola è contenuta nell'"Atlas Major" di Federico De Wit. Coloritura coeva. Segno di colla centrale.Bibliografia: Marinelli, n. 813; Motta, p. 21. Aliprandi, vol. II, p. 82

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        THE HEARTS EASE, OR A REMEDY AGAINST ALL TROUBLES. WITH A CONSOLATORY DISCOURSE PARTICULARLY DIRECTED TO THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR FRIENDS AND DEAR RELATIONS. TO WHICH IS NOW ADDED, TWO PAPERS PRINTED IN THE TIME OF THE LATE PLAGUE

      London: Printed for Fr. Tyton, 1671. Third Edition. This collection of popular devotional writings by an influential Anglican cleric is offered here in a binding similar in design and tooling to one attributed by Nixon and Davis to the celebrated Queens' Binder A (the artisans known collectively as the "Queens' Binders" produced finely decorated volumes for Catherine of Braganza and Mary of Modena, the queens consort of Charles II and James I). Giving the feeling of great swirling animation, our binding contains a floral roll border, a four-petaled flower with elongated top petal, and an eight-petaled flower on the spine--all of which appear on a 1675 edition of Allestree's "Government of the Tongue" attributed to Queens' Binder A. Nixon has tentatively identified "A" as William Nott, an identification based on a passage in Pepys' diary which recounts a visit to that famous binder, during which Pepys purchased a book "only that [he] might have one of [Nott's] bindings" (i.e., entirely for the binding, no matter the contents of the book). The only elaborately bound volume in the Pepys library at Cambridge that is not either a book of great personal value or a book dedicated to Pepys is a work on the succession to the Crown of England, which bears the tools of Queens' Binder A. Nott, like Samuel Mearne, was a publisher and bookseller in addition to his work as a binder. After his shop in Saint Paul's Churchyard was destroyed in the Great Fire, he moved his premises to Westminster--soon to be the location of choice for the leading binders--where he was active until about 1689. In 1660 Patrick produced "The Heart's Ease" and its companion piece, "A Consolatory Discourse to Prevent Immoderate Grief for the Death of Our Friends," for Lady St. John, the wife of his patron. The other two works here, "A Brief Exhortation to Those Who Are Shut Up from Our Society" and "A Consolatory Discourse, Perswading to a Chearful Trust in God in These Times of Trouble and Danger," were produced during the plague year of 1665, when Patrick earned the enduring respect and affection of his parishioners at Saint Paul's, Covent Garden by remaining in the city with them throughout the ordeal. Although he wrote a number of scholarly exegetical works and polemics on church politics, he is best remembered for his devotional writings for the layperson and for what DNB admiringly calls "his indefatigable practical ministry.". 165 x 102 mm. (6 1/2 x 4"). 16 p.l., 244 pp., [2] leaves, 23 pp., [1] leaf, 44 pp. Third Edition. ANIMATED CONTEMPORARY RED MOROCCO, ELABORATELY GILT AND INLAID, PROBABLY BY THE QUEENS' BINDER A, covers with frame of small tools, central panel with alternating rows of floral and paisley ornaments, once heightened with silver (now oxydized), these ornaments enclosed by black drawer handle tools; raised bands, spine compartments with gilt and black flowers, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt (a short portion of the rear joint possibly with an early, very expert repair). Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of William Lorance Rogers; previous owners' inscriptions in ink on front endpaper. Wing P-810. For the binding: Nixon, "English Restoration Bindings" 61; Foote, "Henry Davis Gift" 118. Spine rather sunned, its gilt faded, and with a faint dark streak to head compartment, hairline crack to top of front joint, extremities a little rubbed, leaves in the first work a bit browned and foxed (though never offensive), short marginal tears, other trivial defects, but generally an excellent copy, mostly clean and fresh, in an entirely sound binding with vibrant gold covers. This collection of popular devotional writings by an influential Anglican cleric is offered here in a binding similar in design and tooling to one attributed by Nixon and Davis to the celebrated Queens' Binder A (the artisans known collectively as the "Queens' Binders" produced finely decorated volumes for Catherine of Braganza and Mary of Modena, the queens consort of Charles II and James I). Giving the feeling of great swirling animation, our binding contains a floral roll border, a four-petaled flower with elongated top petal, and an eight-petaled flower on the spine--all of which appear on a 1675 edition of Allestree's "Government of the Tongue" attributed to Queens' Binder A. Nixon has tentatively identified "A" as William Nott, an identification based on a passage in Pepys' diary which recounts a visit to that famous binder, during which Pepys purchased a book "only that [he] might have one of [Nott's] bindings" (i.e., entirely for the binding, no matter the contents of the book). The only elaborately bound volume in the Pepys library at Cambridge that is not either a book of great personal value or a book dedicated to Pepys is a work on the succession to the Crown of England, which bears the tools of Queens' Binder A. Nott, like Samuel Mearne, was a publisher and bookseller in addition to his work as a binder. After his shop in Saint Paul's Churchyard was destroyed in the Great Fire, he moved his premises to Westminster--soon to be the location of choice for the leading binders--where he was active until about 1689. In 1660 Patrick produced "The Heart's Ease" and its companion piece, "A Consolatory Discourse to Prevent Immoderate Grief for the Death of Our Friends," for Lady St. John, the wife of his patron. The other two works here, "A Brief Exhortation to Those Who Are Shut Up from Our Society" and "A Consolatory Discourse, Perswading to a Chearful Trust in God in These Times of Trouble and Danger," were produced during the plague year of 1665, when Patrick earned the enduring respect and affection of his parishioners at Saint Paul's, Covent Garden by remaining in the city with them throughout the ordeal. Although he wrote a number of scholarly exegetical works and polemics on church politics, he is best remembered for his devotional writings for the layperson and for what DNB admiringly calls "his indefatigable practical ministry."

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        Le medecin des Pauvres, qui enseigne le moyen de guerir les maladies par des remedes faciles à trouver dans le Pais, & preparer à peu le frais par toutes sortes de personnes. Reveu & augumenté en cette troisieme edition de divers traitez & particulierement du Scorbut, avec le moyen de le guerir & de s'en preserver.

      Couterot, 1671. 2 tomi in 1 vol., in 24°, p.pelle, cc.nn. 25 + pp. 429. SEGUE: Le chirurgien des Pauvres qui enseigne le moyen de guerir les maladies externes par remedes faciles à trouver & preparer, en faveur de ceux qui sont éloignez des Villes, cc.nn. 15 + pp. 94. Antip. fig. con inc. a tutta p. raffigurante due dottori in un giardino. Nervi. Testate. Capilettera. Finaline. Guida che ebbe una grandissima importanza e fu edita più volte. L'autore si interessò molto alle acque minerali ed alla medicina popolare.

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        Suite des Memoires du Sr Bernier sur l'Empire du Grand Mogol. (Continuation of "Histoire de la dernière révolution des états du Grand Mogol). Vol. 1: Lettre à Monsieur De la Mothe le Vayer, écrite à Dehli 1663. Lettre a monsieur Chapelain, envoyée de Chirasse en Perse, 1667 (and) Lettre envoyée de Chiras en Perse, 1668, à Mr. Chapelle. Vol. 2: Relation du voyage fait en 1664, à la suite du Grand Mogol Aureng-Zebe, allant avec son armée; de Dehli, capitale de l'Hindoustan, à Lahor; de Lahor, à Bember; & de Bember au Royaume de Kachemire, que les Mogols appellent ordinairement le Paradis terrestre des Indes.

      Paris, Chez Claude Barbin, 1671. 2 vols. small 8vo (16x9 cm). Contemporary full calf, spine gilt in compartments (gilt faded). Good bindings with a few small imperfections: corners bumped; top spine vol. 2 damaged; a few wormholing in hinges of second volume). Vol. 1: 178,(ii),138,70 pp. Vol. 2: 296 pp. (wormholes in lower margins). - Clean inside. - First editions, very rare. Vol. 1: Lettre à De la Mothe le Vayer contenant la description de Dehli & Agra, avec quelques particularitez ...(sur) la cour et le génie des Mogols et des Indiens. 178 pp.; Lettre à Monsieur Chapelain touchant les superstitions, étranges façons de faire, et doctrines des Hindous ou Gentils de l'Hindoustan. (ii: blank),138 pp.; Lettre à Mr Chapelle sur le dessein qu'il a de se remettre à l'estude, sur ... la doctrine des Atômes, & sur la nature de l'entendement humain. 70 pp. - The 2 volumes "Suite des Memoires" are the continuation of the 2 vols. "Histoire de la Révolution des Etats du Grand Mogol". Therefore printed on spines resp. "Vol. 3" and "Vol. 4".

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        Dissertations académiques sur la nature du froid et du chaud ... Avec un discours sur la construction et l'usage d'un cylindre arithmétique, inventé par le mesme autheur.

      Paris, Olivier de Varennes, 1671. ____ Première édition de cet ouvrage qui traite de construction du cylindre arithmétique. Mathématicien et physicien, intendant général des ports et fortifications de France, Pierre Petit (1598-1667) faisait parti du groupe de savants qui se réunissait autour de Marin Mersenne. Petit "exemplified thoses investigators who, in contrast to the increasingly doctrinaire Cartesians, emphasized the importance of accurate experimental observation in validating scientific theories. (...) He worked with or knew many of the major scientists of the period. In 1646 he collaborated with Blaise Pascal in Rouen and repeated Torricelli's experiment on the barometric vacuum." DSB 10, 546. La deuxième partie a son propre faux-titre : "Usage et construction du cylindre arithmétique". "The arithmetic cylinder is a development of Napier's bones. Petit refers to Napier's invention of logarithms, but he believes that this apparatus in form of a band instead of "bones" is an improvement. Rare." Catalogue Weil 19, 56. Maire, Biblio. de Blaise Pascal 1, 226. La planche est en fac-similé sur papier d'époque. *****. In-12. [150 x 90 mm] Collation : (22), XXXVII, (3), 237 pp., 1 f. bl., (6), 22, (24) pp., 1 planche dépliante. Veau, dos à nerfs orné, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Transactions of the High Court of Chancery, Both by Practice and President . . . And all special Orders in extraordinary Cases, which are to be found in the Registers Office as they are quoted by Terms, Years, and Books [etc.]. Second Edition. Wing T1953

      The first published equity cases, reaching back to the mid-16th century and including Ellesmere's dicta while Lord Chancellor, disclosing and providing access to the evolving and increasing procedural and substantive precedent governing chancery. Modern 1/2 calf, some marginal repairs, cut close; a usable copy. Printed for R. Best and J. Place . . . in Holborn, London, 1671.

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        Merchants Map of Commerce

      1671. ROBERTS, Lewes. The Merchants Map of Commerce: Wherein the Universal Manner and Matter of Trade Is Compendiously Handled. London: R. Horn, 1671. Small folio (8 by 12-1/2 inches), period-style full paneled calf, raised bands. $8500.Second, expanded edition of Roberts' major work, ""one of the earliest systematic treatises on its subject in English"" (DNB)—this is the first edition to include John Overton's four splendidly detailed and large engraved folding maps of America, Africa, Asia and Europe, and in this edition ""the description of 'America and the Provinces thereof,' pp. 47-64, contains much fuller accounts of New England, New Netherland, and other places, than that in the first edition"" (Sabin). Handsomely bound in period-style paneled calf.Lewes Roberts worked for the East India Company, of which he became a director, and the Levant Company at Constantinople. His comprehensive guidebook, first published in 1638, ""provided not only the standard topographical information sought by English travelers abroad, but also full details of local commodities, currency, weights and measures, and rates of exchange. It was an immediate success with the mercantile community, and revised editions were published in 1671, 1677, and 1700"" (ODNB). The 1638 folio first edition included engraved maps of the continents, but not these splendid large folding maps by John Overton, which make their first appearance here, with fine details and elaborate decorative borders and cartouches. ""The map [of the Americas] is derived from both of the other English maps circulating at that time. [Overton] draws upon Walton for the border decorations, and Jenner for the cartography. The only cartographic feature drawn from the Walton is the large decorative inset of the polar regions of North America… The Blaeu improvements referred to are cartographic, but, curiously, the Briggs version of California as an island is used and Greenland is omitted… From about 1670 Overton started selling atlases made to order and some contained the continental maps. They are also sometimes found in two other works, Lewes Roberts, The Merchants Map of Commerce, and Robert Fage, Cosmography, both 1671"" (Burden). In addition to these improvements to the maps, the text has been expanded, and ""the description of 'America and the Provinces thereof,' pp. 47-64, contains much fuller accounts of New England, New Netherland, and other places, than that in the first edition"" (Sabin)—in the 1638 first edition the chapter on the Americas dealt chiefly with Mexico and Peru. The map of America in the second state with the ""White/horse neere the Fountaine Tavern"" imprint. Sabin 71907. Wing R-1599. Burden, The Mapping of North America 401. Alden & Landis 671/233. Early owner signature on title page inked over; early owner signature on blank verso of final leaf, another early signature on verso of Asia section title. Marginal annotations in a neat early hand to a few leaves in Europe section.Title page rehinged and remargined. Maps skilfully mounted on paper, repairing a few minor holes; portion of Europe map missing and trimmed affecting border. A few marginal wormholes to text. Handsome binding fine.

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        Les Termes de la Ley Or, Certain difficult and obscure Words and Terms of the Common Laws and Statutes of this Realm now in use expounded and explained . . . With an Addition of above one hundred Words [etc.]. Wing R291; Cowley 163

      A late-seventeenth century edition of the first English law dictionary (and the first English dictionary of any kind), published over the course of almost four centuries; with the Law French and English entries in parallel columns. Contemporary unlettered calf, lightly rubbed, a very good crisp copy; with the frontispiece of the arms of Charles II preceding the title. Printed by J. Streater, James Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.], London, 1671.

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        Aeloude en hedendaegsche scheeps-bouw en bestier. Amsterdam, Gaspar Commelin, Broer & Jan Appelaer, 1671. Large Crown folio (39 x 25 cm). With etched frontispiece by Romeyn de Hooghe and 114 engraved plates after the drawings by Witsen. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum, later endpapers.

      - Bierens de Haan 5368; Bruzelius, pp. 12-13; Verkruijsse, Romeyn de Hooghe 1671.21. Large paper copy of the first edition of the first, most authoritative and important book on ship building of the 17th century, by Nicolaas Witsen (1641-1717), a Dutch diplomat, cartographer, burgomaster of Amsterdam and director of the VOC. Several variants have been noted, but most are merely press variants and have no bearing on the order of issue of copies of the book.There was a later issue where leaves 3O1-3 were cancelled and replaced with a single newly set and printed bifolium (paginated 473-4, 477-8). The text about the Dutch defeat of an English fleet in 1666 on the original pages 474-477 is omitted and a half sentence added on the new page 474. Our copy includes the longer original text, omitted in the later issue.The blank right margin of the double-page plate cut short. Binding in good condition, foot of spine cracked and top corners bumped. Good large paper copy of a classic of ship building.

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        La dioptrique oculaire, ou la théorique, la positive, et la mechanique de l'oculaire dioptrique en toutes ses espèces.

      Paris: Thomas Jolly and Simon Benard, 1671. Exceptional copy in contemporary red morocco of "the most exhaustive treatise on lens making in the seventeenth century. It is a six-hundred folio page long, comprehensive, cogently-argued treatise on telescope making. It contains an impressive amount of theoretical and practical, first-hand information on all of its facets -- from explanations of the telescope's working principles, to descriptions of lens grinding and polishing, to rules for the right distances between lenses, to methods to find the right apertures, to descriptions of the shapes and articulations of the wooden parts and bolts and screws needed to properly point a telescope to the skies, to the construction of tubes, and so on and so forth." (Albert et al, The origins of the telescope, pp. 289-291). "The first, shorter part of the book is devoted to the theory of vision, including the optical properties of the main parts of the eye. It follows Kepler's account but complements it with views taken from the Jesuit Christopher Scheiner's Oculus (1619) and Rosa ursine (1632). The second part, which dedicates more than one hundred pages to the theory of the telescope, pervasively shows the deep influence of Kepler's Dioptrice. The basic notions and axioms come from Kepler, including the approximate refraction law for angles of incidence no greater than 30º ... (pp. 8 & 25). To Kepler's results about the focus of convex lenses and meniscus, d'Orleans adds a few new results, but not a full treatment of the problem. He takes into consideration only the focus of radiation parallel to the axis of the lens. For it he finds the focal distance for a planoconvex lens, a biconvex symmetrical lens, a biconvex meniscus with two general radius of convexity, and a concavo-convex meniscus whose surfaces have two general radii. He also improves Kepler's results about the focus of two contiguous equal convex lenses. D'Orleans also takes up in full Kepler's understanding of magnification, his procedure to measure it, and his explanations for the inversion of the image (pp. 11-13 & 158). More importantly, d'Orleans closely follows Kepler's analysis of the ways in which a convex or a concave lens combine with the eye separately (pp. 67- 71 & 73-78). Next, he presents the theory of the Dutch telescope as it appears in the Dioptrice (pp. 80-89). The full treatment of astronomical or Keplerian telescopes is one important addition to Kepler's Dioptrice we find in d'Orleans' treatise (pp. 91-108). Astronomical telescopes are called telescopes 'of the second kind (oculaire dioptrique de deuxième espèce)', while the Dutch or Galilean telescopes belong to the 'first kind' (première espèce). D'Orleans' analysis of the combination of two convex lenses closely follows Kepler's. Recognising these telescopes to be the most important ones for the purposes of astronomical observation, d'Orleans carefully explains many practical problems posed by their actual construction. In particular he insists in the one physical feature that outwardly distinguishes them from Dutch telescopes, i.e. that objective lenses in Keplerian telescopes had smaller diameters than ocular lenses, which made Keplerian telescopes to be thicker at the end to which the eye was applied and thinner at the end pointed to the sky (pp. 178 & 190). The astronomical telescope occupies pride of place in the carefully designed frontispiece of d'Orleans' treatise. Other second-kind telescopes may include three, four or even five convex lenses (pp. 109-118). Their properties are explained with the same techniques Kepler (and d'Orleans) used to explain the combination of two convex lenses (exemplified above by the demonstration of Dioptrice's proposition 107). The second important theoretical addition to Kepler's Dioptrice we find in d'Orleans' treatise concerns the theory of microscopes with one, two and three convex lenses (pp. 125-140), a topic Kepler ignored. The last and longer division of d'Orleans' Dioptrique oculaire (almost 300 pages) concerns the 'positive and mechanical' parts of telescope making, i.e. the actual construction of tubes and its parts, and techniques for lens grinding and polishing. In the opening pages of his treatise d'Orleans claims himself to be Kepler's 'follower', and calls Kepler the main author of the 'modern theory' (doctrine moderne) of dioptrics." (Albert et al, The Origins of the Telescope, pp. 289-291). "Cherubin discusses the effects of various kinds of glasses on the eye and explains his techniques for grinding lenses. He first describes an early, stationary, compound microscope; he provides possibly the earliest description of the scioptric" (Albert et al, Source book of ophthalmology, p. 60). "The French Capuchin friar Chérubin d'Orleans (1613-97), real name Michel Lasséré) published a large volume in 1671 on optics, in which, among other subjects, he describes his invention of a rhombic pantograph apparatus attached to a telescope and drawing board, by which accurate drawings of distant objects could be made. The point of the inner rhombus was located in the common focal plane of the objective lens and the eyepiece, and a pencil was placed in the joint of the outer rhombus. Thus with a stationary scene and a rigidly mounted telescope plus its accessories, it would be feasible to make enlarged drawings of distant scenes, etc." (Whitaker, Mapping and naming the moon, p. 76. Whitaker notes that the instrument is depicted in one of two full-moon images in the book, that the instrument would not be suitable for a moving image such as the moon, and that Cherubin has plagiarised Hevelius). Cherubin was famous for his binoculars and binocular microscopes and telescopes, a number of which have survived to this day. Their construction is described in detail in Daumas, Scientific instruments of the 17th and 18th centuries, pp. 32 and 38. Cherubin also invented the adjustable stage for a microscope: "Chérubin arranged to focus the object by screwing the base up and down by means of a screw in the centre of the base. This appears to be the first instance of a focusing screw being applied to the stage of a microscope" (Clay and Court, History of the microscope, p. 82). "Chérubin d'Orléans, a prolific microscope- and telescope maker, both ground and polished his lenses with one and the same tool. He used fine sandstone for an abrasive and, after the grinding process, covered his tool with silk rubbed over with wet putty. On other occasions he paper-polished his lenses, but in both cases he departed from Huygens' use of a long pole. Instead, he stuck a short handle to the lens and ground it by hand on the brass tool" (King, History of the telescope, p. 57).The frontispiece was designed by Jean le Pautre (1618-1682) and engraved by Gerard Edelinck (1640-1707). The two double-page full-moon images feature cherubim (perhaps a visual pun on the author's name) at the corners wielding a variety of optical instruments, including a binocular telescope that Cherubin invented. The plates were designed by Cherubin and engraved by L. Cossinus. Other plates depict lens-grinding lathes and other apparatus, and microscopes and telescopes. One plate depicts the movement of sunspots on two solar discs. Folio (365 x 235 mm), fully complete: pp. [2:blanks] [xlviii, including frontispiece], 419 [1:blank], [30:index] plus 57 engraved plates (of which 6 are double), and three engraved plates in text, bound in contemporary fine red morocco, raised bands, with elaborate gilting, all edges gilt, entirely unrestored. An amazing copy. Ex libris inscription dated 1700 to title page, printed label from the Parisian science publisher and antiquarian bookseller J.B.M. Duprat pasted to second blank before the frontispiece. Lower inner corner with a light water stain, a 35 mm closed tear to the frontispiece in this area, a few leaves with light browning (but much less than what usually effects this work).

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