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        Recueil des Memoires et Conferences qui on Este' Presente'es a Monseigneur le Dauphin pendant l'Année MDCLXXII

      Paris: Frederic Leonard, 1672. First Edition. Hardcover (rebound in cloth). Very Good. 12 memoires and 10 conferences paginated consecutively, 276pp. The copy described in Brunet (596/7) has 12 and 14 conferences, some published in 1674 (here the title page date is 1672 but 1673 at the rear colophon), other copies encountered - likely printed later - continue with a few more conferences. 8 full page plates one repeated (of a child, fully formed, found in an egg 6 weeks after conception) in Memoires 4 and 5, and a number of in text illustrations including one of a mer-man. Trimmed close to title headings on top edge, but no loss to text. Scattered stains including one large, circular brown stain (2" across at its largest) in the gutter of the last quarter of the book - no text is obscured, though, and the book is largely clean otherwise. Denis was the physician to Louis XIV and the first person to perform a blood transfusion (from a lamb to a man). This remarkable record of scientific discovery, covering snakes, speaking trumpets, heart anatomy (including a remarkable plate), and most of the serious science of the time (both on the continent and trickling in from The Royal Society in London) as well as a sampling of the more fanciful reports, is quite scarce. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 276 pages. Previous owner's signature to title page. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Science & Technology; Biology; Inventory No: 034586.

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        The Anatomy of Vegetables Begun. With a General Account of Vegetation Founded thereon.

      Printed for Spencer Hickman, Printer to the R. Society, at the Rose in S Pauls Church-Yard, London 1672 - A good to very good copy in new full leather binding. With 3 black and white folding plates at the rear. Nehemiah Grew is known as the 'Father of Plant Anatomy'. This book, the culmination of 6 years work, was first delivered as a paper to the Royal Society and then subsequently published in 1672. This copy lacks the page containing the Royal Society Permission for Publication but is otherwise complete. The new full leather binding is in fine condition, with raised bands to spine and silver titles. There are new endpapers and a new initial blank. The title page has an old small ink inscription to the reverse. Contents: Dedication to the Royal Society 1pp; Letter to The Right Rev John , Lord Bishop of Chester 7pp; Preface 4 pp; contents summary 11 pp; latin preliminary 2pp; corrections and additions 1pp; text p1-186 (last page mis-paginated); 3 folding plates; half title - Explication of the Figures 15pp; Finis; original blank. The initial pages, particularly the dedications have some marking, and there is a light stain to the bottom outer page corners (margin only) affecting a few pages at the beginning and the end. Plate 2 has a small nick (? worming) to the top not affecting the figures. Contents otherwise in good to very good clean condition. A scarce and important work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tractatus de Avariis: Id est, Communi Contributione Mercium

      1672. Classic Treatise on the Maritime Law of Average Weytsen, Quintyn (Quintijn) [1518-1565]. van Leeuwen, Simon [1625/6-1682], Notes. Wicq, Matthaeus de, Translator and Editor. Tractatus de Avariis: Id est, Communi Contributione Mercium Rerumque in Navi Repertarum ad Sarciendum Damnum Bonis Mercatorum Sive Nautarum Quorundam Ultro Illatum Eum in Finem ut Vita, Navis, ac Reliqua Bona Salva Evadant. Compositus per Quintinum Weitsen, Quondam Regiae Majestatis in Curia Hollandiae Consiliarium. Denuo Perlustratus, Atque Allegatione Legum, Jureconsultorum, Edictorum, Placitorum, Ordinationum, Statutorum, etc. Una Cum Necessariis Quibusdam Observationibus Confirmatus & Ditatus per D. Simonem a Leeuwen Advocatum, Latina Vero Toga Indutus Atque Amplissima Dote Observationum Adauctus, Studio Atque Opera Matthaei de Vicq. J.U.D. Amsterdam: Apud Henricum & Theodorum Boom, 1672. [xvi], 127 [1] pp. Octavo (6" x 4"). Recent marbled boards. Light rubbing to extremities, minor wear to spine ends. Light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown, small inkstamp and shelfmark to title page, small inkstamps to a few other leaves. An attractive copy of a scarce title. * Only edition in Latin, with significant additions. The Roman maritime law of average, which requires all parties involved in a shipping enterprise to share the cost of sacrificing some goods in order to save others, is a principle that still applies in most countries. This classic treatise was written in the sixteenth century, but first published in 1617 in Dutch. It went through eleven more Dutch-language editions, the final in 1736. A French-language edition was published in 1703. The Latin edition incorporates the notes and observations of Simon van Leeuwen, which were added to later Dutch editions, and additional commentary by Matthaeus de Vicq. The notes are identified and arranged in double columns. Educated at the University of Louvain, Weytsen was a King's Counselor at the Hague during the mid-sixteenth century. OCLC locates no copies of this edition, and few copies of any other, in North America. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 190.

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        Korte besgryving van het Lugdunum Batavorum nu Leyden: Vervatende een verhaal van haar grond-stand, oudheid, opkomst, voort-gang, ende stads-bestier. Sampt het graven van den Ouden ende Nieuwen Rijn, met de oude ende nieuwe uytwateringen van de selve.

      Leyden, Joh. van Gelder, 1672. - 12mo. (VIII)+16+593+(19) pp. Compleet met uitsl. kaart, uitsl. plattegrond, 12 platen (w.v. 11 uitsl.). Reg. Gebonden. Perkament uit de tijd. Redelijk/goed ex. (Opnieuw in de band gezet, schutbladen vernieuwd, parkament gespleten op scharnier achterplat; papier wat verbruind op de sneden en hier en daar in de marges, wat scheurtjes in de platen gerep.). * Nijhoff/ Van Hattum 187.

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        Meditationes politicae XXIV. dissertationibus academicis expositae. Adjectae suut appendicis loco dissertationes de lege regia et de quarta monarchia. Editio Secunda. Frankfurt a. d. Oder, Becmann 1674. 8°. 4 Bll., 457 S., 7 Bll., Prgt. d. Zt.

      - VD17 3:645254D (nicht in Wolfenbüttel, nur 1 Ex. in der UB Halle) - Jöcher I, 904.- Zweite Ausgabe (erstmals 1672 erschienen).- Seltene Sammlung von 24 Dissertationen, u.a.: De Societate, Pactis, Imperio, Familias, Republica, Majestate, Poenis, Foederibus.- Johann Christoph Bekmann (* 13. September 1641 in Zerbst; ? 6. März 1717 in Frankfurt a. O.) war Professor für Griechisch, Geschichte und Theologie an der Viadrina in Frankfurt an der Oder. Er ist durch sein herausragendes Engagement für die Universität und besonders durch seine Errungenschaften für das Bibliothekswesen und als Historiker in die Geschichte Frankfurts eingegangen.- Etw. gebräunt od. braunfleckig, 2 Bll. mit kl. Randverstärkung, Ebd. etw. fleckig.

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        COMMENTARIUS LITERALIS IN OMNES LIBROS VETERI ET NOVI TESTAMENTI. Opus Gallice primum ab Authore, nunc vero latinis literis traditum a Joanne Dominico Mansi. Editio novissima ab Authore recognita, alicubi emendata, textuum aliquot antea praeteritorum explanatione, passim vero novis animadversionibus locupletata.

      apud Sebastianum ColetiTesto latino su due colonne. Opera completa in nove tomi raccolti in otto volumi. Cm.33,9x22,5. Pg.6308 complessive. Eccellenti legature in piena pergamena rigida coeva. Doppi tasselli con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi. Tagli in rosso. Marche tipografiche in formato cm.7,5x10 ai frontespizi, contrassegnati dal monogramma "G.P.". Alcune carte brunite. Delle 12 tavole che compongono l'Opera è presente solo la carta della Terrasanta, "Tabula Terrae Promessae, ab Auctore Commentarii in Josue delineata et a Liebeaux Geographo incisa" in formato cm.51x27 al secondo volume. Alcuni capilettera e cartigli incisi. Piano dell'Opera: Vol.I (diviso in due parti): "Genesis et Exodus". "Leviticus; Numeri; Deuteronomium". Vol.II: "Josue; Judices; Ruth; Reges". Vol.III: "Paralipomena; Esdras; Tobias; Judith; Esther; Job; Macchabaei". Vol.IV: "Psalmi et Proverbia". Vol.V: "Ecclesiastes; Canticum Canticorum; Sapientia; Ecclesiasticus; Isaias". Vol.VI: "Jeremias; Baruch; Ezechiel; Daniel, et duodecim Minores Prophetae". Vol.VII: "S.Matthaeus; S.Marcus; S.Lucas; S.Joannes et Acta Apostolorum, cum variis Lectionibus in Evangelia". Vol.VIII: "Epistolae B.Pauli Apostoli; Epistolae Canonicae; Apocalypsis". Agostino Calmet (Mesnil La Horgne in Lorena, 1672 - 1757), benedettino della Congregazione di S.Vannes e abate di S.Leopoldo di Nancy, fu rinomato biblista e svolse la sua attività prevalentemente nella badia di Senones. Il "Commentarius" costituisce la sua opera principale, e vide la luce a Parigi nel 1724. La presente edizione, pubblicata la prima volta nel 1730 per i tipi di Marescandoli a Lucca, costituisce la principale traduzione latina, ed è opera del sacerdote Giovan Domenico Mansi (1692 - 1769) di nobile famiglia lucchese. Ascritto all'Ordine dei Chierici Regolari della Madre di Dio, professò per molti anni teologia a Napoli e fu Arcivescovo nella sua città natale dal 1765 alla morte.

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        La Geometria del Compasso.Pavia: Heirs of Pietro Galeazzi, 1797.

      First edition of Mascheroni's most important book, in which he proves that any geometrical construction that can be performed using ruler and compasses can be carried out by means of compasses alone. The history of the problem goes back at least as far as Euclid, the restriction to ruler and compass occurring in Book I of the <i>Elements</i>. The problem of carrying out constructions under additional restrictions was considered by da Vinci, Dürer, Cardano and Tartaglia, among others.<br/><br/> "In the preface Mascheroni recounts the genesis of his work. He was moved initially by a desire to make a contribution to elementary geometry. It occurred to him that ruler and compass could perhaps be separated, as water can into two gases; but he was assailed by doubts and fears often attendant upon research. He then chanced to reread an article on the way Graham and Bird [who supplied instruments to Maupertuis] had divided their great astronomical quadrant, and he realised that the division had been made by compass alone, although, to be sure, by trial and error. This encouraged him and he continued his work with two purposes in mind: to give a theoretical solution to the problem of constructions with compasses alone and to offer practical constructions that might be of help in making precision instruments. The second concern is shown in the brief solutions of many specific problems and in a chapter on approximate solutions. <br/><br/> "The theoretical solution (see especially §191) depends on the solution of the following problems: (1) to bisect a given circular arc of given center; (2) to add and subtract given segments; (3) to find the fourth proportional to three given segments; (4) to find the intersection of two given lines; (5) to find the intersection of a given line and a given circle" (<i>DSB</i>).<br/><br/> There is some debate as to whether Mascheroni's result was anticipated by the Danish mathematician George Mohr in his <i>Euclides Danicus</i> (1672), although Mascheroni explicitly denied that anyone had previously treated the matter. "When the works of Mascheroni and Mohr are compared, it is apparent that the main ideas of their solutions of individual problems are in most cases quite different. In particular, this can be said for the bisection of a given segment. Moreover, the problem of bisection plays no role in Mascheroni's general solution, whereas it is central in Mohr's constructions. Still more significantly, the general problem is not formulated in Mohr's book. Thus, any suggestion of Mascheroni's direct reliance on Mohr would be quite inappropriate... Mohr's book is quite remarkable and contains the basis for a simple proof of Mascheroni's result, but there is no evidence within the book itself that Mohr formulated the problem of constructions with compass alone in complete generality" (<i>ibid</i>.).<br/><br/> Bound after the title is the dedication in verse to Napoleon. The connection with Napoleon is of special interest as 1797 was the year Bonaparte was elected a member of the <i>Académie des Sciences</i>. His interest was attracted by Mascheroni's work and, to amuse himself, he selected geometrical problems from it and presented them to his <i>confreres</i> at the <i>Académie</i> to solve. They were, however, unable to do so. The most difficult of these problems was to determine the centre of a drawn circle, by means of just a compass, which is still known as the <i>Problème de Napoleon</i>.<br/><br/> "Mascheroni (1750-1800) was the son of Paolo Mascheroni dell'Olmo, a prosperous landowner, and Maria Ciribelli. He was ordained a priest at seventeen and at twenty was teaching rhetoric and then, from 1778, physics and mathematics at the seminary of Bergamo. His <i>Nuove ricerche su l'equilibrio delle volte</i> (1785) led to his appointment as professor of algebra and geometry at the University of Pavia in 1786. In 1789 and 1793 he was rector of the university and, from 1788 to 1791, was head of the Accademia degli Affidati. Mascheroni was a member of the Academy of Padua, of the Royal Academy of Mantua, and of the Società Italiana delle Scienze. In his <i>Adnotationes ad calculum integrale Euleri</i> (1790) he calculated Euler's constant, sometimes called the Euler-Mascheroni constant, to thirty-two decimal places; the figure was corrected from the twentieth decimal place by Johann von Soldner in 1809. <br/><br/> "In 1797 Mascheroni was appointed deputy to the legislative body in Milan. Sent to Paris by a commission to study the new system of money and of weights and measures, he published his findings in 1798 but was prevented from returning home by the Austrian occupation of Milan in 1799. Also a poet, Mascheroni dedicated his <i>Geometria del compass</i> (1797) to Napoleon in verse; his celebrated <i>Invito a Lesbia Cidonia</i> (1793) glorifies the athenaeum of Pavia. He died after a brief illness, apparently from the complications of a cold. The poet Monti mourned his death in the <i>Mascheroniana</i>" (<i>ibid</i>.).. 8vo (226 x 135 mm), pp. [iv], iii-xviii, 264 with 14 folding engraved plates, woodcut device on title and several woodcut head- and tail-pieces. Original plain wrappers, uncut, manuscript title at head of spine, paper label at foot. A very fine copy

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        Les Reports . . . Conteinant Divers Resolutions & Judgements per les Tresreverend Judges & Sages de la Ley . . . en le reigne du Roygne Elizabeth, & du Jaques . . . Roy de Angleterre. Ovesque le General Table [etc.]. Wing C4945, C4954A, A3971. Folio

      Printed by John Streater, Eliz. Flesher [and two others] [etc.], London 1672 - Modern sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, clean and well-preserved; the Taussig copy The rare, first collected edition in French of Coke's Reports, in John Baker's words "of excellent quality . . . hav[ing] the distinction of being cited simply as 'The Reports'"; no copies of the eleven parts of this edition in ESTC in the USA [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Reports Conteinant Divers Resolutions & Judgements per les Tresreverend Judges & Sages de la Ley en le reigne du Roygne Elizabeth, & du Jaques Roy de Angleterre Ovesque le General Table [etc ] Wing C4945, C4954A, A3971 Folio

      London: Printed by John Streater, Eliz. Flesher [and two others] [etc.], 1672. Modern sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, clean and well-preserved; the Taussig copy The rare, first collected edition in French of Coke's Reports, in John Baker's words "of excellent quality . . . hav[ing] the distinction of being cited simply as 'The Reports'"; no copies of the eleven parts of this edition in ESTC in the USA

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        The true prophecies or prognostications of Michael Nostradamus, physician to Henry II, Francis II, and Charles IX, Kings of France, and one of the best astronomers that ever were. A work full of curiosity and learning

      London: Thomas Ratcliffe and Nathaniel Thompson, 1672 Title in red and black. Without the frontispiece portrait, missing in about half the copies extant. Contemporary calf, spine gilt with red morocco label; some leaves browned and foxed, otherwise a sound copy with the book label of Stewart of Glassertoun. First edition in English of the book of prophecies of Nostradamus, first printed in French in 1555 under the title Les propheties. It was originally done in three installments, the first containing 353 quatrains, or four-line poems. The second installment, containing 289 further quatrains, was printed in 1557, while the third installment of 300 new quatrains was printed in 1558, but apparently only survives as part of the ?"works?" which was published after his death. Each quatrain is a prediction of future events, which Nostradamus claimed was based upon astrological assessment of the quality of an occurrence such as a birth, death, wedding, etc. Much of the work, especially the more dramatic prophecies, apparently paraphrase the endeavors of earlier writers such as Livy, Plutarch, and other classical historians. Many of his astrological references are taken almost word for word from Richard Roussat?'s Livre de l?'estat et mutations des temps (1549?-1550). One of his major prophetic sources was evidently the Mirabilis Liber of 1522, which contained a range of prophecies by Pseudo-Methodius, the Tiburtine Sibyl, Joachim of Fiore, Savonarola and others. Nostradamus was one of the first to re-paraphrase these prophecies in French, which may explain why they are credited to him. Further material was gleaned from the De honesta disciplina of 1504 by Petrus Crinitus, which included extracts from Michael Psellos?'s De daemonibus, and the De Mysteriis Aegyptiorum, a book on Chaldean and Assyrian magic by Iamblichus, a fourth-century Neo-Platonist. Most of the quatrains deal with disasters, such as plagues, earthquakes, wars, floods, invasions, murders, droughts, and battles—all undated and based on foreshadowings by the Mirabilis Liber. Some quatrains cover these disasters in overall terms; others concern a single person or small group of people. Some cover a single town, others several towns in several countries. A major, underlying theme is an impending invasion of Europe by Muslim forces from further east and south headed by the expected Antichrist, directly reflecting the then-current Ottoman invasions and the earlier Saracen equivalents, as well as the prior expectations of the Mirabilis Liber. All of this is presented in the context of the supposedly imminent end of the world.

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        ARITHMETICA ESPECULATIVA, Y PRACTICA, Y ARTE DE ALGEBRA

      - Arithmetica especulativa, y práctica, y arte de algebra. En la qual se contiene todo lo que pertenece al Arte menor, o mercantivol, y a las dos Algebras, Racional, e Irracional; con la explicación de todas las proposiciones, y problemas de los Libros quinto, séptimo, octavo, nono, y décimo del Príncipe de la Matemática Euclides.- Barcelona, Antonio Lacavallería, Año M.DC.LXXII (1672); en 4º menor pergamino de época rotulado en lomo y tapa anterior, 8 hojas de preliminares, 576 páginas y 4 hojas de Sumario de los libros y tabla. Papel oscurecido en muchas hojas. Primera edición. Palau nº 241304.

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        Opera Chirurgico-Anatomica, ad circularem sanguinis motum, aliaque recentiorum inventa, accommodata Accedit De Peste Tractatus, observationibus illustratus [The Surgical and Anatomical Works, composed according to the Doctrine of the Circulation of the Blood, and other new inventions of the moderns Together with a Treatise of the Plague illustrated with observations]

      Lugd. Batav. [Leiden]: Ex Officina Hackiana. 1672. First Latin edition. 12mo. [12], 1-461, [31]pp., engraved title page, letterpress title page with woodcut vignette, and one full-page engraving. Contemporary full vellum, title in manuscript on the spine, edges sprinkled brown. The true first Latin edition of Barbette's celebrated treatise on surgery (preceding a different translation also published in Leiden in the same year by "Joh. a Gelder"). Bookplate of Dr. Pierre Paul Broca on the front pastedown. Small contemporary owner's name in ink on the title page, two later ownership signatures on the front pastedown, the vellum is moderately darkened with light bowing to the front board, very good. A scarce copy of the Hackiana edition from the library of Paul Broca, an important 19th Century French physician, surgeon, and anthropologist, best known for his research on "Broca's area," the frontal lobe involved with articulated language that revolutionized the understanding of language processing, speech production, and comprehension. His name is one of the 72 engraved on the Eiffel Tower in recognition of their contribution to science and mathematics. This copy also features two fine copperplate engravings, one showing a poor fellow about to undergo a leg amputation with a hand saw, and the other showing an apprehensive man undergoing a stomach procedure. .

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        The Practice of Physick In Seventeen Several Books [and] Four Books...Containing Five Hundred and Thirteen Observations or Histories of Famous and Rare Cures.

      London John Streater [printer] 1672. Worn reading copy. Wear to leather cover with loss to lower rear cover and spine. Text block split with final first and page blanks disbound. Corner of title page torn away and loosely inserted First Edition Brown hardback leather cover 300mm x 200mm (12" x 8"). 645pp, 463pp.To which is Added A Fifth Book Being the Select Medical Councels of John Fernelius.

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        The True Prophecies or Prognostications of Michael Nostradamus, Physician to Henry II. Francis II. And Charles IX. Kings of France and one of the best astronomers that ever were.

      A Work full of Curiosity and Learning. Printed by Thomas Ratcliffe and Nathaniel Thompson for John Martin and others, London: 1672. First English edition. Translated by Theophilus de Garencieres, a French doctor working in London. Narrow quarto. Full leather with contemporary boards, rebacked and with new endpapers, probably in the twentieth century. Boards a little scuffed and bumped. Lacks frontispiece. Scarce

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        Les Reports des Divers select matters & Resolutions des Reverend Judges & Sages del Ley . . . Collect & Report per tres-Reverend Judge, Sr. Jaques Dyer . . . Ove Deux Novel Tables [etc.]. Wing D2926. Folio

      Excudebant Johannes Streater & Henricus Twyford [etc.], London 1672 - Contemporary calf, rebacked, quite worn, ex-library, definite browning, occasional (informed) early annotations; a serviceable copy only The final issuance of the first edition of Dyer, included in the top-most echelon of early named reporting and, in Dr. Baker's words' "second only to the Yearbooks as a source of authority"; no copy with this imprint in ESTC [Attributes: First Edition]

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        COMPENDIO DE LAS TRES GRACIAS DE LA SANTA CRUZADA

      - Compendio de las Tres Gracias de la Santa Cruzada, subsidio, y escusado, que su Santidad concede a la Sacra Católica Real Mag del Rey Don Felipe III, nuestro Señor, para gastos de la guerra contra Infieles, y la pratica dellas, assi en el Consejo, como en los Iuzgados de los Subdelegados. Recopilado de mandado del señor Don Martín de Cordova, . Por el licenciado . .- En León de Francia, A costa de Pedro Chevalier, M. DC. LXXII (1672); en 4º menor pasta de época restaurada con sustitución de lomos y puntas por piel moderna, 12 hojas de preliminares, incluida portada a 2 tintas, 283 páginas y 6 hojas de tabla. Segunda edición.Ejemplar bastante limpio con alguna pequeña restauración del papel en margen inferior sin afectar al texto y muy bien realizada. La encuadernación de época ha sido restaurada sustituyendo el lomo y las puntas por piel anticuada moderna con un acabado digno pero que afea algo el ejemplar. Palau nº 221237.

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        Tractatus de Confiscatione Bonorum.

      Macerata: Maceratae, ex Typographia Iosephi Piccini, 1672. - Folio; 6 hs, 212 pp., 22 hs. Impresión a doble columna. Encuadernación de época en piel, fatigada, con pérdidas en los planos y en toda la lomera.

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        Navy Office letter, signed by Pepys and others, to Sir Thomas Osborne, treasurer of the Royal Navy, discussing payment of discharged sailors

      [London:] Navy Office, 20 November, 1672. Folio, folded once to form a bifolium (299 × 190 mm), one page, address panel on verso (noted as delivered "past one att clock half an houor in the afternoon"), written in a secretarial hand, signed in holograph by Sir Thomas Allin, Sir Jeremiah Smith (or Smyth), Samuel Pepys, and one other. Further docketing in another but early hand: "To fill Mr Maddocks &c: how the Duke has explained this since I rec[eive]d the letter". Wormhole through both pages, not touching letters but affecting remains of wax seal. Some trivial spots and rust-marks, overall very good. This letter dates from the end of the first summer campaign in the Third Anglo-Dutch War when the fleet had to be paid off. The document informs Osborne that Pepys and the other members of the Navy Board had attended a meeting with Charles II that morning to discuss "the Paym[en]t of the Wages of Men turn&#39;d over from the Shipps discharg&#39;d; his Royall Highnesse wth the assent of the Lord Clifford (then present) does direct, that Wee shall not insist in either of the Cases mentioned in the said Letter, upon the personall appearance of the Parties, therein Ordered to bee paid; but that Wee shall proceed to ye payment of theyr said Wages to their Attorneys, upon Due proofe made of their being such." The other signatories were Sir Thomas Allin (bap. 1612, d. 1685), comptroller of the navy from 15 April 1671, his services being honoured with a baronetcy on 7 February 1673; and Sir Jeremiah Smith (or Smyth), who succeeded Sir William Penn as comptroller of the victualling accounts in 1669. Lord Clifford, mentioned in the letter, was Charles&#39;s lord treasurer. ODNB remarks of Clifford&#39;s role at this time: "A story often repeated by historians, that at his suggestion the fleet was kept at sea all winter because the government could not afford to pay it off after the summer campaign, is a political libel. In fact the sailors were paid in full during the autumn, and&#151;due in large part to French subsidies and a trade boom but also to sound management&#151;the government actually concluded the first year of war in financial surplus." This letter forms part of that successful programme of fiscal management.

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        Vom Garten-Bau: oder Unterricht von der Gärtnerey auff das Clima der Chur-Marck Brandenburg/ wie auch der benachbarten Teutschen Länder gerichtet/ In VI. Bücher abgefasset/ und mit nötigen Figuren gezieret. Der ander Druck.

      - Cölln an der Spree, Georg Schultze, 1672. 4to (224 x 164 mm). pp. (16), 376, (34), with engraved frontispiece, 8 engraved plates and 5 woodcuts in the text. Contemporary vellum, lettering on spine. Second edition (first 1666) of the first comprehensive German horticultural manual. Johann Sigismund Elszholz (1623-88) was an eminent Prussian botanist, physician to the Elector Friedrich Wilhelm of Brandenburg at Berlin. The beautifully engraved frontispiece shows a bird's-eye view of the Elector's palace and garden, the other plates show horticultural implements, protective glass frames, methods of propagating plants (walnut seedlings and a layered vine), a 'sensitive plant' (Herba sensibilis) raised in the Berlin garden in 1672, 5 examples of containers for flower arrangements are shown, perforated with holes for stalks, one with the initials of F and W (for Friederich Wilhelm), finally a detailed view of the Elector's terraced vineyard. There are large sections on trees, grafting, foreign trees, fruit trees, illnesses of trees etc.A very well preserved copy of a rare book, with the engraved bookplate of C.W.G.V.N.Pritzel 2632; Hennero & Hoffmann, Geschichte der deutschen Gartenkunst II, no. 134.

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        De purgantium medicamentorum facultatibus exercitatio nova.

      - Leiden & Amsterdam, Daniel, Abraham & Adrian Gaasbeek, 1672, 8°, (32), 515, (1) pp., 3 Tab., gestochenes Titelblatt, 4 gefalt. Kupferstichtafeln, feiner Halbpergamenteinband; unbeschnittenes Exemplar. FIRST EDITION of Johann Nicolai Pechlin's (1644-1706) treatise on purgatives. It contains the first published description of the lymphoid follicles in the small intestine which have come to be known as "Peyer's patches." The engraved title-page and illustrations for this work were engraved by the celebrated book illustrator Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708). - Garrison-Morton 1100; Waller 7273; Wellcome IV, p.325 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anatomia chirurgica cioè Istoria anatomica dell'ossa, e muscoli del corpo humano, con la descrittione de vasi piu riguardeuoli che scorrono per le parti esterne, & un breue trattato del moto, che chiamano circolatione del sangue

      Rome, Nicoloò Angelo Tinassi, 1672. Small 8vo. Contemporary limp vellum with handwritten title to spine. Binding with a bit of soiling, but overall nice and tight. Internally some browspotting and dampstaining, but overall a fine copy. One page with pen-markings in the margin. Completely unrestored. (26), 455, (1) pp. Engraved frontispiece. The extremely rare first edition of the first book devoted entirely to surgical anatomy. Genga's milestone work founded the discipline of anatomical surgery; it was frequently reprinted and remained a widely used manual for decades after its first appearance. Genga furthermore, in the tract appended to this work (i.e the "Breve Discorso" on the circulation of the blood, pp. 420-448), showed himself to be one of the first Italians to accept Harvey's theory on the circulation of blood. "Though anatomy was hitherto cultivated with much success as illustrating the natural history and morbid states of the human body, yet little had been done for the elucidation of local diseases, and the surgical means by which they may have been successfully treated. The idea of applying anatomical knowledge directly to this purpose appears to have originated with Barnardin Genga, a Roman surgeon, who published in 1672, at Rome, a work entitled "Surgical Anatomy, or the Anatomical History of the Bones and Muscles of the Human Body, with the description of the Blood-vessels". This work, which reached a second edition in 1687, is highly creditable to the author, who appears to have studied intimately the mutual relations of different parts." (Encyclopaedia Britannica). This foundational work, Genga's first work, was extremely influential and widely used. It was reprinted a number of times within the following decades. The first edition of it is of great scarcity. Most of the bibliographies only have later editions, and one of the few copies that are listed on OCLC is incomplete, lacking the title-page. We have only been able to locate one copy at auction within the last 40 years (in 1979). Heirs of Hippocrates: 337 (1687-edition)Wellcome III:102 (only later editions)Garrison-Morton: 387 ("First book devoted entirely to surgical anatomy")

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        Titles of Honor. With Additions and Amendments by the Author

      London: Printed by E. Tyler, and R. Holt for John Leigh 1672. . Third edition, folio, (xxxiv), 756 pp, with some mispagination. Portrait frontispiece plus wood engravings in the text, a few leaves marked, later manuscript to front blank listing the illustrations. Contemporary calf with a blind stamped panel, edges worn and darkened, rebacked with new endpapers. One of the leading jurists of the 17th century, advisor to several monarchs and author of many books. Best know for his &#147;Table Talk&#148;, this learned work &#147;has remained to this day the most comprehensive and trustworthy work of its kind that we possess&#148; (Encyc Brit.). Wing S2440. First published 1614 with a second edition in 1631. The third is &#147;considered the best edition&#148; (Lowndes).

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        A Description of the Island of Jamaica; with the Other Isles and Territories in America, to which the English are Related

      T. Milbourne, London 1672 - [8],192pp. Three engraved folding maps. (Small neatly closed tear to largest map). Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, spine gilt, leather label. Rare early work on Jamaica and the other American and British Caribbean colonies, published by British mapmaker and bookseller Richard Blome. Blome added to the sparse knowledge of the times, fully describing the products, resources, and natives of British America. To do this he relied heavily on the notes of then Governor of Jamaica Thomas Lynch and the summaries of explorations described in Lederer's Discoveries (1672). Lederer's is a first-hand account of the explorations through Virginia, the Carolinas, and other American possessions, considered the first scientific report on those regions. The three rare folding maps are "A New & Exact Mapp of y. Isle of Jamaica" engraved by Wenceslas Hollar, who had worked on Blome's great atlas of 1670; "A Generall Mapp of Carolina, Describing Its Sea, Coast and Rivers," derived from the famous Horne map of 1666; and "A Draught of the Sea Coast and Rivers, of Virginia, Maryland, and New England," with an inset of Newfoundland. Three issues are indicated by ESTC, each with minor variations in the imprint; fewer than ten copes located in ESTC. ESTC R7437; Wing B3208B; Sabin 5966; Cox II, 206; Cumming 69; Baer, Maryland 71. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Brief Historical discourse of the Origin and Growth of Heraldry, Demonstrating upon what rational Foundations, that Noble and Heroick Science is established.

      London Printed by E. Tyler and R. Holt and ar to be sold Tho. Passinger. 1672 - FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. Small 8vo, 164 x 104 mms., pp. [viii], 143 [144 blank], later (probably 20th century) full calf, paper label on spine, new end-papers; small pink stain on title-page but a very good copy. Thomas Philipot (d. 1782) was the elder son of John Philipot (c. 1589 - 1645), the Somerset Herald. Thomas inherited part of the large collection of heraldic material that his father had accumulated at his death, and it is possible, even likely, that this is partly if not entirely the work of his father. Thomas published under his own name in 1659 his father's treatise, Villare Cantianum, or, Kent Surveyed and Illustrated. A reviewer in volume 62 of The Gentleman's Magazine (1792) said of the work that "It seems one of those foolish books which attempts to discover the Art of Heraldry in all the symbols and hieorglyphicks of the antient nations"; later, Lowdnes described it as a "pedantic little work." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Tesoro Escondido En Las Enfermedades, Y Trabajos . Con Una Practica De Ayudar Aben Morir.

      Juan De Ossuna, Sevilla 1672 - (cm.10,8) Bella piena pergamena originale con unghie e due lacci in corda. Titolo calligrafato al dorso. -cc.8nn., cc.329, cc.7nn.; altro frontis+ cc.75, cc.2 nn. +1c. bianca. Dedica a Don Ambrosio ignacio De Espinola Guzman, Arcobispo De Sevilla. Le due parti hanno frontis proprio, il secondo è contornato da una bordura di stelline. L'autore, (1554-1624) dotto Gesuita, pubblicò molte opere in varie lingue, tutte di grande successo all'epoca. Edizione originale in piccolo formato (32°) assolutamente rarissima ben descritta da Palau e Sommervogel. Questa nostra, ben completa delle due parti, come riferisce Palau, sembra citata solo dall'indice iriarte della biblioteca nazionale di Madrid. Di queste opere, in gran voga all'epoca, assai rari sono gli esemplari superstiti e in pertto stato di conservazione come la nostra copia. Esemplare bellissimo fresco e nitido. * Palau vol.XIV p.265; *De Backer-Sommervogel vol. VI 1293/11.[f42] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historia Naturale... nella quale ordinatamente si tratta della diversa condition di Minere, Pietre pretiose, & altre curiosita. Con varie Historie di Piante, & Animali, sin' hora non date in luce...

      Venice, Combi and La Noù, 1672. Folio (320 x 220mm). pp. (viii), 696, (6), title in red and black with large engraved vignette, double-page engraved plate showing the interior of Imperato's museum, and 126 woodcuts in the text. Contemporary vellum, spine with brown gilt lettered label. A fine copy of the second edition (first 1599) of this beautiful catalogue of the 'Museo' of the Neapolitan apothecary Ferrante Imperato (1550-1625) and his son Francesco. This edition was prepared by Giovanni Maria Ferro who added new material and also new illustrations to the final chapter. Imperato's collection of natural history specimens was one of the earliest of its kind in Italy and the catalogue was the first to contain both plants and animals.//"The museum of Ferrante and Francesco Imperato of Naples was as famous as Calceolari's and in Ferrante's 'Historia Naturale', ... several pages are devoted to molluscs and some of the shells illustrated are easily indentifiable" (Dance pp. 15-16).//"The catalogue is divided in 28 books with substantial sections on mining (5 books) and alchemy (9 books), the remainder being devoted to animals and vegetable specimens. Ferrante Imperato took a scientific interest in his collection and was one of the first people to recognise the mysterious 'bronteae' and 'ombriae' as meteoric stones and proved that 'Jew stones', a popular 'Wunderkammer' specimen, were in fact the pertified points of an 'echinus'. In G.M. Ferro's addenda to the catalogue is an interesting description and illustration of red and black indian ink in a Chinese ink bottle and decorated vase (p. 677)" (Grinke, From Wunderkammer to museum n. 22).//Besides Ferro's added illustrations and text, the second edition differs in having an engraved view of the museum interior, whereas in the first edition the scene is represented in a much cruder woodcut. The vignette on the title depicts hills, the shore, and the sea with a variety of plants, sea and land creatures, and minerals arising under the astral influence rained down from the heavens, with the motto 'ab uno'. Outer upper corner of one leaf with old repair without loss of text. A very fine copy.//Provenance: Old stamp on verso of title with crown and eagle, surrounded by text.//Cobres I, p. 165 n. 16; Hunt 321; Murray I, p. 85.; Nissen BBI, 2111.

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        Corpus iuris militaris. Darinnen das Churfürstliche Brandenburgische Krieges-Recht und Articuls-Brieff, mit aller anderen Potentaten Kriegs-Rechten, auch denen, so noch niemaln in Druck kommen, Concordantiie, wie auch aller Armeen Kriegsgebräuchen, etc. Berlin, Chr. Runge 1671 (erschienen 1672). 8°. 2 Bll., 607 S., 8 Bll., Prgt. d. Zt. mit hs. Rtitel.

      - VD17 39:155489Q (nur 2 Ex., nicht in Wolfenbüttel) - Pohler III, 728 - Jähns 1327: "Eine bedeutende Privatarbeit".- Erste Ausgabe des auch kulturgeschichtlich interessanten Werkes.- Ein zweites Titelblatt mit etw. abweichendem Titel, datiert 1672.- Enthält neben dem Brandenburgischen Kriegsrecht auch Brandenburgische Edikte sowie das Schwedische, Dänische, Polnische, Holländische und Schweizerische Kriegsrecht und verschiedene Edikte, darunter von Maximilian II., Ferdinand III. und Ludwig XIV. ?Jeder Artikel der brandenburgischen Kriegsgesetze ist mit ausführlichen Annotationes versehen?, die nicht nur verschieene Kriegsrechte aufführen, ?sondern auch die Bibel, die Carolin, die Alten, die Reichsabschiede und vieles andere allegiren.? (Jähns).- Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk, leicht gebräunt, die ersten u. letzten Bl. mit wenigen kl. Wurmgängen, die letzten Bl. mit braunem Fleck im Falz, Ebd. etw. angestaubt u. braunfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Historie cronologiche della vera origine di tutti gl?Ordini equestri, e religioni cavalleresche

      Combi & LaNoù 1672 GIUSTINIANO Bernardo. Historie cronologiche della vera origine di tutti gl?Ordini equestri, e religioni cavalleresche. Venezia, Combi & LaNoù, 1672. In 8vo; cc. 8n.nn., pp.439. Antiporta, grande ritratto di Carlo II che accarezza un leone, medaglione raffigurante l?autore inciso a piena pagina, 5 tavole a piena pagina: una raffigurante il battesimo dei primi cavalieri cristiani ad opera di Costantino e quattro con abiti solenni di vari ordini. Centinaia di stendardi, imprese e croci di tutti gli ordini noti, disegnati da G.Antonio Lazari e incisi su legno da G.Francesco Cassioni e su rame dalla Madre Suor Isabella Piccini, monaca di S.Croce in Venezia. Legatura in mezza pergamena posteriore con angoli. Edizione originale. Autori Italiani del ?600 I, 266; Cat. of 17th Century Italian Books in the British Library I, pag.403.

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        A DESCRIPTION OF THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA; WITH THE OTHER ISLES AND TERRITORIES IN AMERICA, TO WHICH THE ENGLISH ARE RELATED, VIZ

      London: Printed by T. Milbourn, and sold by the book-sellers of London, and Westminster, 1672.. [8],192pp. plus three folding maps. Duodecimo. Contemporary calf; neatly rebacked, gilt leather label. Text lightly foxed. Small closed tear, neatly repaired, to largest map. Very good. Rare early work on Jamaica and the other American and British Caribbean colonies, published by British mapmaker and bookseller Richard Blome. Three issues are indicated by ESTC, each with minor variations in the imprint. Blome added to the sparse knowledge of the times, fully describing the products, resources, and natives of British America. To do this he relied heavily on the notes of then Governor of Jamaica Thomas Lynch and the summaries of explorations described in Lederer&#39;s DISCOVERIES (1672). Lederer&#39;s is a first-hand account of the explorations through Virginia, the Carolinas, and other American possessions, considered the first scientific report on those regions. The three rare folding maps are "A New & Exact Mapp of y. Isle of Jamaica" engraved by Wenceslas Hollar, who had worked on Blome&#39;s great atlas, A GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE FOUR PARTS OF THE WORLD (1670); "A Generall Mapp of Carolina, Describing Its Sea, Coast and Rivers," derived from the famous Horne map of 1666; and "A Draught of the Sea Coast and Rivers, of Virginia, Maryland, and New England," with an inset of Newfoundland. Fewer than ten copes located in ESTC. ESTC R7437. WING B3208B. SABIN 5966. COX II, 206. CUMMING 69. BAER, MARYLAND 71.

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        Renati Descartes opera philosophica [1-3].

      Amstelodami [Amsterdam], Elzevir 1672.. Ultima Editio cum optima collata, diligenter recognita ... 3 Teile in einem Band. 21 x 17 cm. [18] Bl., 222 S.; [8] Bl., 248 S.; [12] Bl., 92 S., [2] Bl. Mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten. Zeitgenössisches Ganzpergament mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Handschriftlicher Besitzeintrag auf dem ersten Titelblatt, datiert 1779. Stempelspuren. Fliegender Vorsatz mit handschriftlichen Annotationen. Vereinzelt Anstreichungen und Anmerkungen.. Willems 1469. Guibert 231, die Einzeltitel: Guibert 130, 14. Guibert 108, 6. Guibert 166, 17 . Enthält die ersten drei Teile der Werkausgabe bei Elzevir, [1]: Renati Des-Cartes Principia Philosophiae., [2]: Renati Des Cartes Specimina Philosophiae: Seu Dissertatio De Methodo. Recte regendae rationis, & veritatis in scientiis investigandae: Dioptrice, et Meteora., [3]: Passiones Animae. Honeyman, n. 856 (l'ediz. del 1644): The Principia Philosophiae contains Descartes' famous vortex theory by which he tried to reconcile Copernican astronomy with Biblical teaching. It also contains the first scientific theory of magnetism". Ohne die beiden bei Willems erwähnten 2 Bl. Vorstücke (Schmutztitel und Porträt). Reich illustriert.

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        Opera chirurgico-anatomica. Ad circularem sanguinis motum, aliaque recentiorum inventa, accommodata. Accedit de peste tractatus observationibus illustratus.

      Joh. Gelder,, Leiden, 1672 - Leiden, Joh. Gelder, 1672. 12°. 12 n.n. Bl., 216 S., 221 S., 17 n.n. S. Index. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, Holzschnittdruckermarke auf dem Titel und einer gestochenen Tafel von Romeyn de Hooghe. Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Hirsch-H. I, 324. - Waller 666. - Wellcome II, 98. - Erste Ausgabe. Eines der am häufigsten aufgelegten Werke seiner Zeit. Beschreibt viele kleine Operationen und Rezepturen, darunter auch die Von Romeyn de Hooghe meisterhafte Darstellung der Aszitespunktion mit dem Blick in den Chirurgiesaal als Frontispiz. Seite 165ff beschreibt Barbetts Beobachtungen über die Pest nach der grossen Epidemie von 1655. - Mit gestochenem Exlibris "Ducret". - Vorsätze etwas stockfleckig. Wenige alte Unterstreichungen. Sprache: N Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The DUMB LADY: Or, The FARRIAR Made PHYSICIAN. As It Was Acted at the Theatre - Royal

      London:: Printed for Thomas Dring,. 1672.. 4to: A^6, B - L^4 M^2. 8-1/2" x 6". 1st edition (NCBEL II, 767; T.C. I, 103; Wing L-143). [12], 83, [1] pp.. Modern full calf binding, executed in a period style, with gilt stamped spine lettering.. Binding: Fine. Text-block: VG (title page laid-down on new leaf;. edge-rash to last few leaves; faint stain to upper/outer quadrant of. text-block).. Taken in part from Moli&#143;re&#39;s Le M&#142;decin Malgr&#142; Lui and L&#39;amour M&#142;decin (cf. Nicoll, A. "A History of English Drama, 1660-1900" [1961: v. 1, p. 213]).&#11;&#11;No copies at auction these past 30+ years. . Printer&#39;s device to t.p.

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        L'Examen des Esprits. Pour les Sciences. Où se montrent les differences des Esprits, qui se trouvent parmy les hommes, & à quel genre de science un chacun est propre en particulier. Composé par. Medecin Espagnol. Et augmenté de plusieurs additions nouvelles par L'Auteur selon la derniere impression d'Espagne. Le tout traduit de l'Espagnol par François Savinien d'Alquie.

      chez Jean de Ravestein,, Amsterdam: 1672 - Frontis grabado, 30 hojas y 629 páginas. Encuadernación original en piel con nervios y tejuelo en el lomo. Gastada en las juntas. *9 tiene una rasgadura sin pérdida. Buen ejemplar. Palau 116514. Foulché-Delbosc, Bibliographie hispano-française 1477-1700, 1762. Krivatsy 6097. Cioranescu 7077. Garrison-Morton 4964: "The first attempt to show the connection between psychology and physiology." La primera edición castellana conocida es de Baeza, Juan Bautista Montoya, 1575. Esta edición príncipe comprende 15 capítulos, pero como la obra obtuvo un éxito enorme y se prohibió en el Indice de 1585, el autor enmendó, corrigió y suprimió, hasta convertir el texto en 22 capítulos. La primera traducción francesa apareció cinco años después en Lión.

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        NEW-ENGLANDS RARITIES DISCOVERED: IN BIRDS, BEASTS, FISHES, SERPENTS, AND PLANTS OF THAT COUNTRY

      London. 1672.. [4],114,[3]pp. Eleven in-text woodcuts, some full-page. Lacks the folding plate woodcut of "Hollow leav&#39;d Lavender." 16mo. Contemporary speckled calf. Hinges almost imperceptibly repaired. Occasional light tanning, but generally quite clean. A near fine copy. In a brown half morocco and cloth box. One of the first extensive descriptions of the natural history of New England, containing the first woodcuts of native plants of the area to appear. Josselyn came to New England in 1638, for a year, visiting again from 1663 to 1671. After his second return he published this account of the animals and plants of the country, as well as herbal remedies. The work is divided into six parts: birds, beasts, fish, serpents and insects, plants (the longest section), and minerals. Included are descriptions of the black bear, beaver, the rattlesnake, the sperm whale, the turkey, and much more. The section on plants discusses scores of specimens and relates their curative powers. The final four pages of the regular text contain a description of an Indian squaw, as well as a poem about her. The final fourteen pages, often lacking, are "A Chronological table of the most remarkable passages, in that part of America, known to us by the name New- England." This traces the history of New England from the voyages of Cabot, but is mostly devoted to New England from the founding of Plymouth. The folding plate of the lavender plant is often lacking, and is not present here. A foundation work of early American natural history. CHURCH 618. JCB (3)III:241. MEISEL III:333. SABIN 36674. PEQUOT 389. WING J1093. VAIL 160. HOWES J255, "b." EUROPEAN AMERICANA 672/156. CLEVELAND BOTANICAL COLLECTIONS 247.

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        Bulle.

      Rom, "Idibus Julii", d. i. 15. Juli, 1672. - Auf Pergament. 1 S. Qu.-gr.-Folio (480:380) mm. Mit angehängtem (jedoch nicht hinzugehörigem) Siegel von Papst Pius IV. Heiratsdispens für ein Brautpaar, dem die Ehe wegen zu naher Verwandtschaft verboten war.

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        An Essay about the Origine & Virtues of Gems. Wherein are Propos'd and Historically Illustrated some Conjectures about the Consistence of the Matter of Precious Stones, and the Subjects wherein their chiefest Virtues reside.

      London Printed by William Godbid and are to be sold by Moses Pitt at the White Hart in Little Britain 1672 - FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo, 155 x 92 mms., pp. [xvi], 180, 182 - 185, recently rebound in quarter dark maroon morocco, olive morocco label, marbled boards; a good copy in a rather unsympathetic binding. With the inscription in a later hand (probably 18th century) "ex Bibliotheca C. M. Richard D. [?Mark]" on the title-page. Boyle (1627 - 1691) came from a well-to-do family, and his early career was devoted to literature; he wrote an almost unreadable treatise called Aretology, devoted to moral theory and tried a number of literary genres. His romance, The Martyrdom of Theodora and of Didymus, mixes moral sentiments with narrative tropes in an unconvincing manner. However, when he turned to his science, he found his true metier, impressing the scientific community with his Sceptical Chymist (1661). In this work, Boyle argues that gems were formed by crystallization from a liquid after the earth was formed. He believed that metalline corpuscles were incorporated in the gems, which gave them colour and density. Fulton 96. Wing B 3947. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Three works (uniformly bound) written against Stillingfleet, viz. To Katholiko [Greek] Stillingfleeton. Or, An account given to a Catholick Friend, of Dr. Stillingfleets late book against the Roman Church. Together with a short Postil upon his Text, in three Letters, by I.V.C. [John Vincent Canes].

      Bruges Printed by Luke Kerchove 1672 - FIRST EDITION. Small 8v, 143 x 87 mms., pp. [xviii], 80, 42, 32, 102. UNIFORMLY BOUND WITH: [SERGEANT (John)]: Errour Non-plust, Or, Dr. Stillingfleet Shown to be The Man of No Principles. With An Essay how Discourses concerning Catholic Grounds bear the Highest Evidence. [London] Printed in the Year 1673. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, 143 x 87 mms., pp. [xvi], 144, 153 - 272. With the contemporary autograph "Tho. Browne" [almost certainly NOT the Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)] and the later 18th century autograph "W. Waring" on the title-page. UNIFORMLY BOUND WITH: [WARNER (John)]: Dr. Stillingfleet still against Dr. Stillingfleet: or The Examination of Dr. Stillingfleet against Dr. Stillingfleet Examined. By J. W. [?Paris], Printed in the Year 1775. 8vo, pp. [xviii], 279 [280 blank]. With the 18th century autograph "W. Waring" on the title-page, and an early annotation by the author's initials, "Addenda to Ch/ iii. o. p. 4." 3 volumes, uniformly bound in early 18th century calf, gilt spines, red morocco labels; some chips to tops and bases of spine, but generally a very good and attractive, if made-up, set. With a steel-engraved bookplate by Perkins and Heath of a lion couchant guardant in a circle of ornaments surmounted by a crown (?marquess) and on top of a horse and knight in armour. Edward Stillingfleet (`1635 - 1699) seems to have had a gift for controversy. The first volume, by Canes, is a reply to Stillingfleet's polemical A Discourse Concerning the Idolatry Practiced in the Church of Rome (1671); the second, by Sergeant, to "Faith of Protestants Reduced to Principles" (title given in ESTC; not traced in Stilligfleet's separate works); and the third, by Warner, to Several Conferences Concerning the Idolatry of the Church of Rome (1679). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Días sagrados y geniales, celebrados en la canonización de S. Francisco de Borja por el Colegio Imperial de la Compañía de Jesús, seguido de Panegirico a San Francisco de Borja por Antonio Messia y Mendoza

      Francisco Nieto, Madrid 1672 - Precioso conjunto de poesías a modo de certamen poético, o justa, muy en boga en la segunda mitad del siglo XVII. Se da detallada nota de los setenta y nueve poetas que contribuyeron al Certamen con sus composiciones, entre los cuales se encuentran Calderón de la Barca, Juan Vélez de Guevara, Francisco de la Torre, Antonio de Solís, Juan de Matos y José Figueroa Córdoba. Palau, Salva y Simón Díaz mencionan este importante libro, que ofrecemos en perfecto estado de conservación ATENCIÓN: El contra reembolso incrementa los gastos de envío en 5 euros. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        De anima brutorum

      Richard Davis, Oxford 1672 - Foundation Work of NeurologyWillis, Thomas (1621-75). De anima brutorum quae hominis vitalis ac sensitiva est, exercitationes duae. 4to. [58, including imprimatur leaf, errata leaf and longitudinal title label], 16, 33-565 [i.e., 563], [11, index]pp. Lacking the 5-page catalogue of books of Richard Davis at the end, as often. 8 engraved plates. Oxford: E Theatro Sheldoniano; impensis Ric. Davis, 1672. 203 x 153 mm. Calf ca. 1672, rebacked and corners repaired, front free endpaper renewed. Fine, crisp copy. First Edition, Oxford Issue of one of the foundation works of neurology. Willis's anatomical and clinical study On the soul of brutes is based upon the matured version of his theory of the soul, a refutation of Cartesian theory. Unlike Descartes, Willis believed that man has two souls, an immortal and uniquely human rational soul, and a mortal animal soul shared by all members of the animal kingdom. In his discussion of the sensitive soul Willis recapitulated the neurological concepts he had introduced in Cerebri anatome, particularly localization, and extended them to invertebrates with some of the first detailed dissections made of the oyster, earthworm and lobster. He attributed a wide range of diseases to neurological disturbances, among them headache, lethargy, melancholy, apoplexy, frenzy and paralysis, but recognized the difference between the symptoms of organic brain disease from those of mental illness, which he attributed to disordered animal spirits. He gave what is probably the first account of general paralysis of the insane (Part II, ch. 9), as well as the first description of schizophrenia (Part I, ch. 8), and described the auditory phenomenon now known as "paracusis of Willis" in his chapter on hearing (Part I, ch. 14). "Willis's ideas of cerebral localization were the impetus for a line of experimental work traceable into the early nineteenth century. His notion of the corporeal soul in the nervous system, and the disorders to which it was prone, was both a contribution to comparative psychology and the beginnings of modern concepts of neurology. His speculations on the involuntary functions of the 'intercostal' and 'vagal' nerves provided the foundation of our knowledge of the autonomic nervous system" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography).Wing lists two quarto and two octavo "editions," each with a different imprint. The two quarto "editions" are actually issues, as they consist of identical sheets bound with different title-leaves (Oxford and London imprints). The quarto issues have traditionally been considered prior to the octavo versions. Clarke & O'Malley, pp. 472-474. Garrison-Morton 1544; 4793; 4966. Hall, Physiology I, pp. 321-325. Hunter & Macalpine, pp. 187-192. Norman 2244. Wing W-2825. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Theatrum Honoris Seu Commentaria Ad L. 16 Tit. I. Lib. 4. Recop.

      Ex Officina Bernardi de Villa-Diego 1672 - (OS72) - Matriti - Sacratum reginae nostrae marianae austriacae, Caroli Nostri Matri, Dominationisque Hispanicae Gurbernatrici. Mediatore Exmo. D.D. Petro Nunio Gutman, Comite Villae-Umbrosae; Summi Consilij Praeside, inque Sex-Virali Supremi Regiminis Aula Sex-Viro. Nobilatatis Instructum Auro; Ornatum Margaritis, e Gemmis Antiquitatis Hispanicae - Contiene 9[h] + 548[p] + 39[p] - Encuadernación contemporánea en medio cuero verde - Cantos dorados - Muy buen estado

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        Wercken der genees-konste, bestaende in den schat der gesontheyt

      Amsterdam: Schipper, 1672. BEVERWYCK, Jan van (1594-1647). Wercken der genees-konste, bestaende in den schat der gesontheyt, schat der ongesontheyt, heelkonste. . . . 4to. [16), 252; [8), 127, [11; 328, 48; [8], 278, [12]pp. Engraved title & many fine plates in text. 245 x 185 mm. Contemporary Dutch tooled vellum, front hinge cracked. Some dampstaining & a little foxing but a very good copy. Amsterdam: Schipper, 1672. <p>First issued in 1651, Beverwyck&#39;s works were re-issued periodically to about 1680. He was one of the most distinguished Dutch physicians, a correspondent of Descartes and Harvey, who was one of the first to promote Harvey&#39;s ideas on the circulation, both in his own work and through the publication of letters to him from Descartes, signalling the first support for Harvey from a major Continental figure. Harvey&#39;s illustrations of the circulation appear in the Wercken, as do figures from Beverwyck&#39;s relative Vesalius, and Beverwyck&#39;s famous response to Montaigne&#39;s attack on the medical profession. </p><p>The first part of the Wercken, Der schat der gesontheyt, is included in Praz, Studies of 17th century imagery (1964) 270 for its beautiful, large text illustrations (wine, tobacco, exotic peoples). Illustrations in the other parts include a camera obscura, and fine large scenes of medical practice. Hirsch. Wellcome 11 159. </p>

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