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        Corpus juris civilis Justinianei universum: in quo Pandectae ad Florentinarum exemplar fideliter expressae: Codex et caeteri libri. Cum summaris, argumentis epitomis & indicibus Dionysii Gothofredi. Genf, S. Chouet 1656. 4°. 34 Bll., 144 Sp., 1568 Sp. mit gest. Titel.- Angeb.: Codicis Justiniani D.N. sacratissimi principis PP. Augusti repetitae praelectionis, libri XII. Summariis Dionysii Gothofredi I.C. illustrati. Postrema editio prioribus accuratior & emendatior. Genf, S. Chouet 1656. 4°. 8 Bll., 736 Sp.- Angeb.: Authenticae, seu novellae constitutiones D. Justiniani sacratissimi principis: quibus leonis, et aliorum quorundam imperatorum additae. Summariis Dionysii Gothofredi I.C. illustrati. Postrema editio prioribus accuratior & emenda

      - Vgl. Graesse III, 502.- Kupfertitel dat. 1672.- Gesamtausgabe des ?Corpus juris civilis? der unter Kaiser Justinian I. (527-565) geschaffenen Kodifikation des römischen Rechts, kommentiert u. herausgegeben von dem französischen Rechtswissenschaftler Denis Godefroy (1549-1621), einem Vertreter der humanistisch geschulten Jurisprudenz.- Gest. Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk u. tls. angemalt, etw. braunfleckig, wenige zeitgenöss. Anmerkungen od. Unterstreichungen, mit Blattweiser (tls. besch.), Ebd. berieben u. bestoßen.

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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'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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        Universa medicina. Tam theorica quam practica, nempe isagoge institutionum medicarum anatomicarum, methodus medendi, cum controversiis annexa sylva medica. Deinde sequuntur curationes omnium, morborum, virorum, mulierum et puerorum, a capite ad calcem, nec non cura morbi venerei, et tractatus de febribus, peste et venenis . Item, chirurgia cim esymine chirurgico .

      Michael & Johann Fr. Endter,, Nürnberg, 1672 - Nürnberg, Michael & Johann Fr. Endter, 1672. Klein-Folio. 16 n.n. Bl., 796 S., 19 n.n. Bl. Index. Mit gestochenem Porträt und allegorisch gestochenem Titel. Lederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. Vgl. Waller 9088 und Krivatsy 11221. - Hirsch-H V, 344. - Lesky 621. - Erste Ausgabe. Unser Exemplar mit einem Anhang (Seite 783-796), der den uns zugänglichen Bibliographien unbekannt ist: "Inauguralis ab eodem domino Paulo de Sorabait & quarta promotio .". Sorbait (1624?-1691) war einer der ersten Professoren an der Universtiät in Wien. "Betrieb die Medizin als Empiriker im Herumziehen" (Hirsch). Er organisierte die Spitäler Wiens neu und erlangte grosse Verdienste in Kampf gegen die Pest im Jahre 1679, in deren Verlaufe 75'000 Menschen in Wien starben. - Die ersten 100 Seiten mit durchgehendem Wasserrand, sonst nur vereinzelt stockfleckig. Einbandkanten stellenweise mit Mäusefrass, beschabt und bestossen. Sprache: N Lederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Meditationes. In Magni Hippocratis Textum XXIV. De Veteri Medicina Quibus Traduntur Brevis [Pneumatologia], Succincta [Phytlogoia], Intercalaris [Chymologia] &c. Cum Additamento & Variis Hinc inde Laciniis de Salium &c. Figuris

      Johannes Van Schuylenburgh, Leiden 1672 - PAGES: xxii, 387, (29) Addenda & Index, plus 2 blank leaves. BINDING: Contemporary half vellum over marbled boards with ink lettering (by hand) to spine. CONDITION: Covers age worn and grubby; lacking the frontis?; ink inscription to front endpaper; a small hole to one leaf (without loss to text); The folding plate torn & repaired to fold; Otherwise a good copy. Willem ten Rhijne (1649-1700) is famous as the author of the first work on acupuncture to be published in the West, and he is well-known for his book on the Cape of Good Hope. Size: 5 X 3 Inches.(12.5 X 7.5 Cms.) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Universa medicina, tam theorica quam practica, nempe, Isagoge institutionum medicarum et anatomicarum, methodus medendi, cum controversiis, annexa sylva medica.

      Nürnberg, M. & J. F. Endter, 1672. - Deinde sequuntur curationes omnium morborum, virorum, mulierum et puerorum, a capite ad calcem, nec non cura morbi venerei, et tractatus de febribus, peste et venenis, cum resolutis per objectiones difficultatibus, item, chirurgia cum examine chirurgico, methodus consultandi cum annexis. Kupfertitel, (16 Bl.), 782 S., (19 Bl.). Folio. Neuer Pergamentband im Stil der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. - Waller 9088; Lesky 621; Proksch I, 117; Hirsch/H. V, 344. - Paul de Sorbait (1624-91) kam 1652 nach Wien, wurde 1656 einer der ersten Professoren der Medizin an der Universität, übernahm 1663 als Nachfolger Managettas die Leitung der Fakultät, war Hof- und Leibarzt der Kaiserin Maria Eleonora. Er machte sich bei der Bekämpfung der Pest und der Organisation der öffentlichen Gesundheitspflege und der Medizinalverwaltung in Wien verdient. - Der Kupfertitel mit großer Bordüre zeigt Cosmas und Damian sowie 10 allegorische Szenen, darunter eine Amputation. - Stellenweise gebräunt. Kupfertitel und Vortitel aufgezogen. Die beiden letzten Blätter (Index und Errata) aufgerandet. Name von alter Hand auf dem Titelblatt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Experimenta Nova (ut vocantur) Magdeburgica de Vacuo Spatio Primùm à R.P. Gaspare Schotto...nunc verò ab ipso Auctore Perfectiùs edita, variisque aliis Experimentis aucta. Quibus accesserunt simul certa quaedam De Aeris Pondere circa Terram; de Virtutibus Mundanis, & Systemate Mundi Planetario; sicut & de Stellis Fixis, ac Spatio illo Immenso, quod tàm intra quam extra eas funditur

      Engraved title, fine engraved port. of the author, two double-page engraved plates, & 20 engravings in the text (many full-page). 8 p.l. (including the engraved title), 244, [4] pp., 1 leaf of errata. Folio, cont. calf (small careful repair to upper cover), arms in gilt on upper cover, lower cover with arabesque stamp in gilt, spine gilt with "F v S" stamped in gilt in five compartments, contrasting leather lettering piece. Amsterdam: J. Janssonium a Waesberge, 1672. First edition, and a really fine and handsome copy, of one of the great classics of science. This is the nicest copy of this book I have seen for many years. This book is notable for its importance in the fields of electricity and air pressure and for its account of the discovery of the vacuum pump. Guericke describes here his electrical machine by which he generated the first visible and audible electric discharges (illustrated here). "This remarkable work on experimental philosophy ranks next to Gilbert&#39;s in the number and importance of the electrical discoveries described. Electric conduction and repulsion, the discharging power of points, the dissipation of charge by flames, the light due to electrification, the crepitating noises of small sparks are all recognized."­Wheeler Gift Cat. 170. Also described is his famous air-pump with which he created a vacuum, something (or nothing) which had been sought since antiquity. This air-pump became fundamentally important for the study of the physical properties of gases. Guericke was able to demonstrate here that air had weight and determined its density. The applications in meteorology were enormous. Guericke was also a devoted Copernican and this book contains his important astronomical investigations. Contemporary ownership inscription of Rudolph, Graf von Abensperg und Traun, chamberlain of the imperial court on free front endpaper. An earlier member of Rudolph&#39;s family was Otto Ferdinand, Graf von Abensperg und Traun, field marshal under Frederick the Great. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 55 (pp. 30 & 67). Dibner, Founding Fathers of Electrical Science, pp. 13-14. D.S.B., V, pp. 574-76. Evans, Exhibition of First Editions of Epochal Achievements in the History of Science (1934), 30. Horblit 44. Sparrow, Milestones of Science, p. 16. .

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        Aula Subterranea Domina Dominantium Subdita Subditorum. Das ist . . .

      Frankfurt Johann David Zunners 1672. - Scarce augmented edition of this illustrated technological classic, "second only to Agricola in the number of original contributions to the literature of mining and metallurgy and the beauty of the graphic treatment of the crafts." Dibner 89 (1574).

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        De notis romanorum commentarius in quo earum interpretationes quotquot reperiri potuerunt collegit, litterarum ordine digessit, observationes adiecit

      Frambotti,, Patavii, 1672 - Cm. 33, pp. (16) 532. Frontespizio in rosso e nero con grande vignetta xilografica centrale, capolettera e grandi fregi nel testo. Solida e bella legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con fregi a secco, dorso a nervi con titoli manoscritti. Un timbretto scolastico francese ed un'antica nota di possesso manoscritta al frontespizio. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Sontuosa edizione di quest'importante dizionario dedicato soprattutto alle abbreviazioni, la cui compilazione si è basata principalmente su testi del '500 e '600. Il capitolo finale riguarda le iscrizioni sulle lapidi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vierige meditatien ofte Aendachten, ende de Alleen-spraeken der zielen tot Godt. Ende oock dat handt-boecxken van der aen-schouwinge Christi. Item noch S. Bernardus devote Aendachten. Ende een boecxken van S. Anselmus, ghenaemt de Straele der goddelijcker liefden (.), [trsl.]

      Anthoon van Hemert, ed. D. Bredan. F. d'Ercle, Ghent 1672 - 5 parts in 1 vol., [4]-179-[1], 126, 78, 82, 58-[12] pp. (minor staining). 17th c. ed. of the Dutch trsl. by A. van Hemert (d. 1560) of some devotional treatises by St Augustinus (354-430). The printer dedicated the ed. to Anthonette van Leemput (24th abbess of the Ghent Byloke). Engr. ill. on general title. Printed in gothic type. Old notes on verso of title. Ref. STCV 3139926. BCNI 12877. Vanderhaeghen 1581. Not in BL London, BN Paris, Matagne (Namur). 1 volumes. contemp. calf (rubbed, lower joints split),

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        Joh. Kirchmanni Lubeccensis De annulis liber singularis: accedunt Georgii Longi, Abrahami Gorlaei, et Henr. Kornmanni de iisdem tractatus absolutissimi.Tractatus de annulis signatoriis antiquorum/Dactyliotheca/Tractatus de anulorum origine/De annulo [Johannis Johann]

      Lugd. Batav. (Leiden, Netherlands) : Apud Hackios, MDCLXXII. (1672)., 1672. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4 pt. in 1 ; [24], 249, [27], 140, [22], 22, 65, [3] pp. ; 15 cm. ; (12mo) ; Text in Latin with sections in Greek ; Signatures: A-Z6 ; Title: Joh. Kirchmanni Lubeccensis De annulis liber singularis : accedunt Georgii Longi, Abrahami Gorlaei, et Henr . Kornmanni de iisdem tractatus absolutissimi.Tractatus de annulis signatoriis antiquorum / Dactyliotheca / Tractatus de anulorum origine / De annulo triplici : usitato, sponsalitio, signatorio ; OCLC: 23165998 ; LCCN: 48-31161 ; LC: NK7444 ; Title vignette: woodcut device of Hackius ; Added engraved title page ; Each section has a special title page and pagination ; collation is continuous throughout ; Includes bibliographical references and indexes ; contemporary vellum with bead clasps (one bead missing) ; heraldic stamp at top of textblock ; 1733 bookplate of Don Joseph Pardo de Figueroa, an early 19th century knight of the order of St. James, and writer of a 1819 poetical funerary oration for María Luisa, consort of Carlos IV, King of Spain, 1751-1819, on front end paper ; an old tear to vellum on back cover ; nick to top corner ; else VG.

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        Le Palais de la fortune, où les curieux trouveront la réponse agréable des demandes les plus divertissantes, pour se réjouir dans les compagnies. Augmenté de plusieurs nouvelles questions. Ensemble l'explication des songes et visions nocturnes.

      Claude de la Roche,, Lyon, 1672 - In 12, pag. 60,(2),228. Legatura piena pelle coeva, titoli oro al dorso. Cuffia inferiore abilmente riparata. Ottimo stato. Raro [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aprobación de ingenios, y curación de hipochondricos, con observaciones, y remedios muy particulares / Escrivelo el Dr. Don Thomás de Murillo y Velarde, Medico del Rey nuestro señor, y de su Real Familia. Al Nouilissimo Señor Don Fernando de Valençuela, Cauallero del Orden de Santiago, primero Caualleriço de la Reyna nuestra Señora, y Señor de la Villa de San Bartolomè de los Pinos

      - PRIMERA EDICION.- Con licencia en Zaragoça: Diego de Ormer, 1672.- 12 h., 146 folios, 7 h.: escudo grabado. [SIGUE]: MURILLO Y VELARDE, Thomas de.- Nueva, y varia decisión, iurídica y médica. En que se trata, si se puede por los cadáveres conocer si han muerto, o no de venenos, y preservación y curación dellos. Con una adición a las fiebres syncopales. Conságrala al Sr. D. Iñigo Fernandez del Campo Angulo y Velasco.- PRIMERA EDICION.- [Zaragoza o Madrid?]: [s. n., Diego de Ormer?], [1675].- 4 h. [debían ser 8 h. pero al parecer le faltan las 4 h. de la dedicatoria], 55 folios. [SIGUE]: MURILLO Y VELARDE, Thomam.- Epístola catholica, perutilis, dilucidatoria, enucleatoria, de independentia Sacrae Theologiae, Medicinae, & omnium scientiarum, cum Astrologia Mathematica Divinatrice. Opposita. Nugis monstruosis et meris fabulis, et prognosticis, et praenotionibus, et sigmentis imaginationis, et calumnijs cuiusdam Astrologi Planetarij Divinatoris.- PRIMERA EDICION.- [S. l., Madrid?]: [s. n.], [ca. 1674].- 5 folios, 2 h., 5-44 folios.- LAS TRES OBRAS EN 4º MENOR (20,5 cm.) Y ENCUADERNADAS FORMANDO UN SOLO VOLUMEN EN PLENA PIEL DE LA EPOCA. "LA SEGUNDA DE LAS OBRAS RESEÑADAS ES LA MAS RARA DEL AUTOR". La 1ª de las obras tiene 4 hojas manchadas de humedad y restos de un sello tampón en la portada; la 2ª obra, como arriba indicamos, creemos que está falta de 4 h. correspondientes a la dedicatoria del libro, ya que en el Palau se indica que son 8 h.; la 3ª obra tiene el papel algo tostado por la acidez y una mancha de humedad en su ángulo superior interno. La encuadernación algo fatigada, pero restaurada. EN GENERAL BUEN ESTADO. RARISIMO CONJUNTO DE OBRAS DE MEDICINA FORENSE, TOXICOLOGIA Y PSIQUIATRIA DE LA EPOCA: En la 1ª de las obras citadas, el autor trata de las eficaces virtudes que el chocolate, la quina y otras plantas alimenticias ejercen sobre el corazón, y como son causa de la melancolía. En la 2ª (QUE ES LA MAS RARA DEL AUTOR) da una idea sobre los venenos en la época. En la 3ª, con gran erudición, demuestra que la medicina es una ciencia que no tiene nada que ver con la astrología ni otros conocimientos que se involucraban con la medicina en aquella época. Thomás Murillo y Velarde nació en Belalcázar sobre el año 1610 en la provincia de Córdoba y según Nicolás Antonio, era descendiente de una familia ilustre; estudió medicina en la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares y en la misma obtuvo el título de Doctor, llegando a ser un enminente botánico y medico real de Felipe IV y Carlos II. Se estableció en Bujalance como médico, luego fue a GRANADA en cuya Universidad consiguió la Cátedra de Vísperas, llegando por sus conocimientos a tener gran reputación. Fue nombrado por el Rey para visitar los pueblos de ANDALUCIA afectados por la peste, en los que hizo una labor encomiable. Mas tarde pasó a MADRID para ser Médico titular de la Real Familia. También tuvo mucha fama por haber ejercido la medicina en los presidios de Orán y en las Galeras Reales españolas. TRES RARISIMAS OBRAS EN UN MISMO VOLUMEN. PALAU respectivamente Nos. 186224, 186229 y 186228. Libro en español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Varenius, Bernhard. Geographia Generalis, In qua Affectiones Generales Telluris Explicantur . . . Editio Secunda Auctior & Emendatior

      Ex Officina Joann. Hayes Sumptibus Henrici Dickinson. Second English edition (the first was 1672).. Edges rubbed; hinges tender, but cords holding; prelims a little foxed; very good complete and unsophisticated copy.. Wing V107; Gray 359; Honeyman Sale Catalogue 3029. 8vo, contemporary full calf Cambridge Style. Five folding plates. Newton?s first published work here in its second edition. Both the first and second English editions were based on the first edition published at Amsterdam in 1650, which was expanded and edited by Newton for his students at Cambridge.

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        Ost-Indianische Funfzehen-Jahrige Kriegs-Dienste Und Wahrhafftige Beschreibung Was sich Zeit solcher funfzehen von Anno Christi 1644 bis Anno Christi 1659 zur See und zu Land in offentlichen Treffen in Belagerungen, in Sturmen, in Eroberungen, Portugasen, und heydnischer Platze und Stadte, mit ihm anderen seinen Comerades begeben habe am allermeinsten auf der grossen un herrlichen, Insul Ceilon [Travels in The Dutch East Indies]

      Johann Daniel Tauber, Nuremburg 1672 - 30.5 x 21 cm. [*3,12, 22, a-d6, B-P6,Q4]. Full page engraving of ship at sea by Boner, frontispiece portrait of Saar, title page in black and red, one leaf with two engravings, 12 engravings in the text, floriated chapter head designs. First published 1662, this an enlarged edition. Saar was employed as a mercenary for the East India Company, spending 15 years in South East Asia, including Indonesia and Ceylon. He died at age 38 in the battle of Mogersdorf. Most of Saar's descriptions relate to Ceylon. The publisher also added other contemporary accounts to help authenticate Saar's accounts. Scattered text toning, ex-library stamp effaced from head of title page, title page slightly chipped fore-edge and foot, dampstain lower corners M-M4. Later quarter vellum and boards. Very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. .

      London: Printed by Thomas Ratcliffe, and Nathaniel Thompson, and are to b 1672 - A [Work] full of [Curiosity] and [Learning]. Translated and Commented by Theophilus de Garencieres, Doctor in Physick Colleg. Lond.; first complete edition in English; narrow quarto (leaves 28 cm. tall), [18 leaves] (beginning with title in red and black, in this copy the words Work, Curiosity, and Learning which should be in red were not printed and the word Prognostications and one other were first printed in red and then overprinted in black but slightly off register), 522 pp., there are printer's errors in the pagination, but complete as issued and total number of pages remains the same, the stanzas in French followed by an English translation, and an annotation, usually brief; lacks the frontispiece, later quarter leather badly worn with sides detached and the text block broken into two parts, modern armorial book plate and markings . Photos available upon request.

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        Experimenta nova (ut vocantur) Magdeburgica de Vacuo Spatio Nunc verò ab ipso Auctore Perfectiùs edita, variisque aliis Experimentis aucta. Quibus accesserunt simul certa quaedam De Aëris Pondere circa Terram; de Virtutibus Mundanis, & Systemate Mundi Planetario; sicut & de Stellis Fixis, ac Spatio illo Immenso, quod tàm intra quam extra eas funditur.

      Amsterdam: at the shop of Johann Jansson van Waesberge, 1672 - Folio (313 × 196 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, red morocco label, spine gilt in compartments with urn and flower centre tool, pineapples in corners, sides ruled in gilt with a double fillet, curl-marbled endpapers, red edges. Housed in a brown flat back cloth solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Early ownership inscription of Michele Colombo to front free endpaper verso. Minor wear to extremities, portrait slightly browned, small ink stain to fore-edge of sig. D1, very slightly affecting leaves either side but not the text, an excellent copy in a handsome binding. Extra engraved title, engraved portrait, 2 double-page engraved plates (including that of the famous Magdeburg experiment), 20 large engravings in the text (7 full-page, plate XVIII repeated). First edition of one of the most remarkable books in the history of physics and technology. Guericke describes and illustrates with handsome engravings his inventions of the air-pump, the earliest electric generating machine, the water-barometer, and the air-balance. Guericke constructed his first air-pump some time before 1654, when he gave his first demonstration at Magdeburg of the ability of the hemispheres with a vacuum inside them to resist two teams of horses working to pull them apart; the experiment is illustrated here in the often reproduced folding plate. The experiment demonstrated that air had weight, and Guericke was further able to determine the density of air. He also proved experimentally the propagation of sound through air and, with his electrical machine, first clearly demonstrated the phenomenon of electrical repulsion. "Copies of this first edition are now very rare. This remarkable work on experimental philosophy ranks next to Gilbert's in the number and importance of the electrical discoveries described. Electric conduction and repulsion, the discharging power of points, the dissipation of charge by flames, the light due to electrification, the crepitating noises of small sparks are all recognized" (Wheeler Gift, 170). Dibner, Heralds, 55; Dibner, pp. 13-14; Evans 30; Horblit 44; Norman 952; Sparrow, Milestones, p. 16.

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        Experimenta Nova

      Johanned Jansson Waesberge, Amsterdam 1672 - FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE GREAT SCIENTIFIC CLASSICS: "Describes the invention of the air pump and the famous experiment with the Magdeburg hemispheres, in which two teams of eight horses were employed in an attempt to pull apart two copper hemispheres from which the air had been withdrawn. Guericke also describes the invention of the first electrical machine, which generated the first visible and audible electric charges" (Honeyman). "In 1650 Guericke constructed the first air pump, which he used to create a vacuum in various containers. He showed that sound would not travel in a vacuum, and furthermore that a vacuum would not support combustion or animal life. In 1654 Guericke gave an impressive demonstration in front of the emperor Ferdinand III, of the force of atmospheric pressure. Two identical copper hemispheres 12 feet (3.66 m) in diameter were joined together. When the air was pumped out, 16 horses could not pull them apart although when the air reentered the hemispheres they fell apart by themselves. He also showed that 20 men could not hold a piston in a cylinder once the air had been evacuated from one end of it. In 1663 he built the first electrical friction machine by rotating a sulfur globe against a cloth. The results of these and other experiments were published in his Experimental nova Magdeburgica de vacuo spatio (1672; New Magdeburg Experiments Concerning Empty Space)" (Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists). The magnificent large folding plate of the great public experiment with the horses and hemispheres is one of the most celebrated and reproduced images in all of science. Experimenta nova Magdeburgica de vacuo spatio [New Magdeburg Experiments Concerning Empty Space]. Amsterdam: Johanned Jansson Waesberge, 1672. Contemporary full vellum (possibly reset). Illustrated throughout, with engraved title, engraved portrait, 7 full-page engraved plates (one repeated), 2 double-page engraved plates and 24 engraved diagrams and figures in text. Without errata leaf (as often). Dibner, Heralds of Science 55; Grolier/Horblit 44; Sparrow, Milestones of Science 90; NLM/Krivatsy 5074; Wellcome III, p.175; Wheeler Gift 170; Norman 952. An outstanding copy, with plates and text exceptionally clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Convito Morale per Gli etici, Economici, e Politici (Two volumes in one)

      Appresso i Guerigly, Venetia 1672 - Quarto. (6) 441pp (11) + (4) 363pp (17). Marbled paper covered boards protected by modern mylar. Engraved title-page in volume one, illustrated title-page of a copper engraving in volume two. Decorative initials and headpieces. Scarce edition of this book first published in 1639. The work aimed to give a moral conduct to the elite, politics and economists. Corners worn and bumped. Chipping along head and tail of spine. Some water staining to last pages. Text in Italian. Tight copy in overall very good condition. Second edition completely revised and greatly expanded [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Naaukeurige beschryvinge van Malabar en Choromandel, der zelver aangrenzende ryken, en het machtige eyland Ceylon. Nevens een omstandige en grondigh doorzochte ontdekking en wederlegginge van de afgoderye der Oost-Indische heydenen. . Zijnde hier by gevoeght een Malabaarsche spraak-konst.

      - Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius van Waasberge en Johannes van Someren, 1672.3 volumes in 1. Folio. Contemporary blindtooled vellum (1 hinge restored), with modern ties. With title printed in red and black with printer's device, engraved allegorical title-page, coat of arms, 1 (of 2) engraved portrait by A. Blooteling of the authour (missing the portrait of Geraerd Hulst), 3 plates depicting Malabar characters, 34 engraved maps and plates (mostly double-page), and 52 engravings in the text. (10),198;132 (=232);188,(11) pp.* First edition.- The book by Filippus Baelde (1632-1672) is divided into three parts: the first is a description of coastal India, the second treats Ceylon, and the third is a discussion of Indian religion. In the first two parts he describes the towns, their trade, the surrounding countryside, and the people, and he devotes a large amount of space and much detail to the rise of Portuguese power in the various parts of India and to the later Dutch conquest of many of those places. In part two, for example, he uses about 150 pages to tell the story of the Portuguese conquest of Ceylon, Portuguese relations with the king of Kandy, Dutch negotiations with Kandy beginning with Spilbergen's visit in 1602, the Dutch conquest of Portuguese Ceylon, the VOC's continued difficulties with Kandy, the problems of governing Ceylon, and the attempts to reform the church there. Baldaeus' description of Hindu religion in part three depends heavily on Abraham Roger's work but also contains new information gained from his own observations' (Lach, Asia in the making of Europe, III, p.494). The fine plates and illustrations, in excellent impressions, represent the cities of Surat, Cochin, Tuticorin, Negapatam, Masulipatam, Galle, Negombo, etc., natives, costums, ceremonies, churches, fighting scenes, fortifications, elephant-hunt, etc. - A most important printed source for the establishment of Dutch power in Ceylon and south India. - A very fine copy.Tiele 70; Cat. NHSM I, p.240; Landwehr, VOC, 556; Goonetileke 1912. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Joh. Kirchmanni Lubeccensis De annulis liber singularis: accedunt Georgii Longi, Abrahami Gorlaei, et Henr. Kornmanni de iisdem tractatus absolutissimi.Tractatus de annulis signatoriis antiquorum/Dactyliotheca/Tractatus de anulorum origine/De annulo [Johannis Johann]

      Lugd. Batav. (Leiden, Netherlands) : Apud Hackios, MDCLXXII. (1672). - 4 pt. in 1 ; [24], 249, [27], 140, [22], 22, 65, [3] pp. ; 15 cm. ; (12mo) ; Text in Latin with sections in Greek ; Signatures: A-Z6 ; Title: Joh. Kirchmanni Lubeccensis De annulis liber singularis : accedunt Georgii Longi, Abrahami Gorlaei, et Henr . Kornmanni de iisdem tractatus absolutissimi.Tractatus de annulis signatoriis antiquorum / Dactyliotheca / Tractatus de anulorum origine / De annulo triplici : usitato, sponsalitio, signatorio ; OCLC: 23165998 ; LCCN: 48-31161 ; LC: NK7444 ; Title vignette: woodcut device of Hackius ; Added engraved title page ; Each section has a special title page and pagination ; collation is continuous throughout ; Includes bibliographical references and indexes ; contemporary vellum with bead clasps (one bead missing) ; heraldic stamp at top of textblock ; 1733 bookplate of Don Joseph Pardo de Figueroa, an early 19th century knight of the order of St. James, and writer of a 1819 poetical funerary oration for María Luisa, consort of Carlos IV, King of Spain, 1751-1819, on front end paper ; an old tear to vellum on back cover ; nick to top corner ; else VG [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        P. VIRGILIUS MARO. ACCURANTE NIC. HENSIO DAN. FIL. [Tib. Claudii Donati. de P. Virgilii Maronis vita.]

      1672 - un volume, reliure pastiche d'époque XIXème plein veau imitation XVIIIème siècle blond moucheté in-24 (binding full calfskin 24mo - A book that is up to 5 i" tall.) (binding pastiche full calfskin 24mo - A book that is up to 5 i" tall., imitation eighteenth century), dos à nerfs (spine with raised bands) décoré or (gilt decoration) filets et roulette or (fillets and gilt line) et filets à froid (blind-stamping line decoration) - entre-nerfs à fleuron et rinceaux au fer plein (between the raised bands floweret with full blocking stamp) - fers spéciaux (between the raised bands specials blocking stamps), titre frappé or (gilt title) - pièce de titre sur fond rouge avec filet or (label of title with gilt line), plats décorés à froid (cover blind-stamping) d'un encadrement d'un filet à froid, roulettes or sur les coupes (fillets on the cuts), tête lisse (top edge smooth), toutes tranches lisses (all smooth edges), texte en latin, orné d'un titre-frontispice gravé sur bois (engraving wood) en noir et de 100 superbes gravures hors-texte (full page engraving) gravées sur bois (engraving wood) en noir, ex-libris à l'encre brune raturé sur la page de titre, la page 3 et le haut de la page 37 est salie, la gravure titre + deux gravures ont été reforcée avec du papier au dos , la page 257/258 manque, 468 pages, 1672 Lugd. Batavorum : ex officina Hackiana, Outre les oeuvres contenues dans l'édition précédente on trouve dans celle-ci : "Joh. Fr. Gronovii Ad vitam P. Virgilii Maronis notae".RARE EDITION SI BIEN ET SI GRANDEMENT ILLUSTREE.bien complet des 100 gravures.(Mambelli, 333.).reliure en parfait état.en bon état général malgré les petits défauts signalés (good condition in spite of the smalls defects indicated). . La Librairie Guimard offre aux clients AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 600 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wahrhaftige Ausführliche Beschreibung Der Berühmten Ost-Indischen Kusten Malabar und Coromandel, als auch der Insel Zeylon: Samt dero angräntzenden und untergehörigen Reichen, Fürstenthümern, Ländern, Städten, vornehmsten

      Hafen/ Gebäuden/ Pagoden/ Gewächsen/ Thieren; der Einwohner Gestalt/ Sitten/ Kleidertracht/ Haushaltung/ Ceremonien: So wol auch der merkwürdigsten Kriegshändel/ Belägerungen/ Feld- und Seeschlachten/ sonderlich zwischen den Portugesen und Holländern/ Handel- und Kaufmannschaften: Durchgehends verzieret mit neuen Landkahrten und Abbildungen der vornehmsten Städte/ Festungen/ Trachten/ Thiere/ Früchte/ &e so in India selbst nach dem Leben gezeichnet/ und folgends mit Fleiss zu Kupfer gebracht: Benebst einer Umständlichen und Gründlichen Entdeckung der Abgötterey der OstIndischen heyden, malabaren, benjanen, Gentiven, Bramines &c. So wol aus ihrem eigenen mit anhero gebrachten Vedam oder Gesetzbuch/ und urkündlichen handgeschriften/ als Gespräch und Beywohnung ihrer vornehmsten Priester und Schriftgelehrten/ nachgespüret/ erforschet/ und widerleget: zusamt den Abbildungen ihrer Götzen nach dero eigenen Bildern gezeichnet und fürgestellet. Alles getreulich verfasset und ans Liecht gebracht Durch Philippum Baldæum, weiland Diener des Göttl. Worts auf Zeylon. Anitzo aber aus dem Niederländischen ins Hochteutsche mit Fleiss übergesetzt/ und mit einem vollständigen Register versehen. Amsterdam: Johannes Janssonius von Waesberge & von Someren 1672. With frontispiece, 2 portraits, 31 double copperplates, 3 double plates with text and 55 textual copperplates. Titlepage in red and black. (6) + 610 + (24) pp. Mid 19th century full leather with coloured label and richly golddec. on spine. Binding with marks of use, joint damaged; flyleaf missing upper corner as well as 3 leaves are missing lower corner, 2 of them with a little loss of text (pp. 448-52); some leaves weakly stained at the top and bottom. Plates are mounted on cloth.. 1st German edit., printed in the same year as the original Dutch edition. This is the important and beautifully illustrated work by the Dutch reformed missionary Ph. Baldaeus (1632-1672), describing his travels along the East coasts of Malabar and Roromandel, and also of the isle of Ceylon, together with details of all the adjacent Kingdoms, principalities, provinces, cities, chief harbors, structures, Pagan temples and natural history. It details the manners, habits and religious ceremonies of the inhabitants as well as the war-like exploits, sieges, marine battles and field engagements between the Portuguese and Dutch. Many of these engravings, especially those of the Hindu gods, are truly exceptional in terms of composition and execution. Portuguese travellers first visited Sri lanka in 1505; they quickly gained control over the coastal areas of the island and remained as an occupying force until 1658, when the Portuguese were defeated by the Dutch forces who had begun the venture into the East Indies in search of spices and gold. Bell Coll. III, 69 referring to the Dutch edit. Landwehr, VOC 557

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        Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales, 1672, une des premières éditions

      Pierre Compagnon et Robert Tallandier 1672 Si l?ouvrage de La Rochefoucauld est l??uvre d?un esprit très pénétrant qui paraît systématiquement occupé à une considération exclusive des aspects négatifs de la nature humaine, qui lui ont valu la qualification de philosophe de l?amour - propre, c?est que le pessimisme dont il est imprégné doit beaucoup à la doctrine de Port - Royal qui a marqué la littérature de l?époque classique. La dénonciation de la vanité humaine, la réfutation du libre - arbitre, la mise à nu de la faiblesse de l?être et des feintes dont il use vis - à - vis de lui - même, ou la peinture de son insignifiance, doivent être pris comme autant de témoignages de cet esprit janséniste qui traverse les Maximes. Les Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales, communément connues sous le nom de Maximes, sont un ouvrage de La Rochefoucauld dont la première édition remonte à 1665 par Barbin. Le livre comptait trois cent seize maximes numérotées, plus une Réflexion sur la mort ne portant pas de numéro. L?édition de 1672 que je vends a le même contenu et a été à publié par Pierre Compagnon et Robert Tallandier . Reliure plein cuir d? époque avec un dos à cinq nerfs , intérieur en bon état, format in 16, 100 pages.

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        P.Virgilius Maro accurante Nic. Heinsio Dan. Fil.

      Hackiana 1672 - VIRGILE. P.Virgilius Maro accurante Nic. Heinsio Dan. Fil., Leyde, Hackiana, 1672. In-16 rel. pl.cuir, dos à nerfs orné. Le texte de Virgile est révisé par l&#146;érudit batave Nicolas Heinsius (1620-1681), précédé d&#146;une notice biographique et illustré de 101 gravures anonymes pleine page auxquelles il faut ajouter la page de titre gravée. On doit ce minutieux travail d&#146;édition à l&#146;imprimeur et libraire de Leyde, Franciscus Hackius, de la famille des Elzevier. C&#146;est en particulier pour illustrer le chant VI de l&#146;Enéide que l&#146;on trouve l&#146;iconographie ésotérique la plus curieuse, proche du symbolisme occulte des livres d&#146;emblèmes. Léger manque de cuir à la coiffe, quelques reports « fantômes » des gravures sur le texte, bon état général. ~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~ The text of Virgil is revised by the Batavian scholar Nicolas Heinsius (1620-1681), preceded by a biographical note and illustrated with 101 anonymous full-page engravings and an engraved title page. We owe this meticulous work of edition to the printer and bookseller in Leiden, Franciscus Hackius, member to the Elsevier&#146;s family. The illustrations of the song VI of the Aeneid particularly offer the most curious esoteric iconography, near the occult symbolism of the emblem books. Slight lack of leather on head, a few "ghost" prints of engravings on facing text, good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wahrhaftige Ausführliche Beschreibung Der Berühmten Ost-Indischen Kusten Malabar und Coromandel, als auch der Insel Zeylon: Samt dero angräntzenden und untergehörigen Reichen, Fürstenthümern, Ländern, Städten, vornehmsten

      . Hafen/ Gebäuden/ Pagoden/ Gewächsen/ Thieren; der Einwohner Gestalt/ Sitten/ Kleidertracht/ Haushaltung/ Ceremonien: So wol auch der merkwürdigsten Kriegshändel/ Belägerungen/ Feld- und Seeschlachten/ sonderlich zwischen den Portugesen und Holländern/ Handel- und Kaufmannschaften: Durchgehends verzieret mit neuen Landkahrten und Abbildungen der vornehmsten Städte/ Festungen/ Trachten/ Thiere/ Früchte/ &e so in India selbst nach dem Leben gezeichnet/ und folgends mit Fleiss zu Kupfer gebracht: Benebst einer Umständlichen und Gründlichen Entdeckung der Abgötterey der OstIndischen heyden, malabaren, benjanen, Gentiven, Bramines &c. So wol aus ihrem eigenen mit anhero gebrachten Vedam oder Gesetzbuch/ und urkündlichen handgeschriften/ als Gespräch und Beywohnung ihrer vornehmsten Priester und Schriftgelehrten/ nachgespüret/ erforschet/ und widerleget: zusamt den Abbildungen ihrer Götzen nach dero eigenen Bildern gezeichnet und fürgestellet. Alles getreulich verfasset und ans Liecht gebracht Durch Philippum Baldaeum, weiland Diener des Göttl. Worts auf Zeylon. Anitzo aber aus dem Niederländischen ins Hochteutsche mit Fleiss übergesetzt/ und mit einem vollständigen Register versehen. Amsterdam: Johannes Janssonius von Waesberge & von Someren 1672. With frontispiece, 2 portraits, 31 double copperplates, 3 double plates with text and 55 textual copperplates. Titlepage in red and black. (6) + 610 + (24) pp. Mid 19th century full leather with coloured label and richly golddec. on spine. Binding with marks of use, joint damaged; flyleaf missing upper corner as well as 3 leaves are missing lower corner, 2 of them with a little loss of text (pp. 448-52); some leaves weakly stained at the top and bottom. Plates are mounted on cloth. * 1st German edit., printed in the same year as the original Dutch edition. This is the important and beautifully illustrated work by the Dutch reformed missionary Ph. Baldaeus (1632-1672), describing his travels along the East coasts of Malabar and Roromandel, and also of the isle of Ceylon, together with details of all the adjacent Kingdoms, principalities, provinces, cities, chief harbors, structures, Pagan temples and natural history. It details the manners, habits and religious ceremonies of the inhabitants as well as the war-like exploits, sieges, marine battles and field engagements between the Portuguese and Dutch. Many of these engravings, especially those of the Hindu gods, are truly exceptional in terms of composition and execution. Portuguese travellers first visited Sri lanka in 1505; they quickly gained control over the coastal areas of the island and remained as an occupying force until 1658, when the Portuguese were defeated by the Dutch forces who had begun the venture into the East Indies in search of spices and gold. <br>Bell Coll. III, 69 referring to the Dutch edit. Landwehr, VOC 557..

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        "Eigentliche Abbildung des Markt der Löblichen Kais=Reichs Statt Nürmberg mit all desselben gelegenheit." Kupferstich von Johann Azelt. Erschienen bei Paulus Fürst 1672. 26,7:38,4 cm. Unten in der Platte signiert und mit der Verlegeradresse in der Legende rechts oben. - Bis in die Randlinie beschnitten und leichte Faltspuren in der Mitte. In aufwändigen Handarbeitspassepartout und Handarbeitsrahmung (51:62 cm).

      Nürnberg: Fürst, Paulus, 1672. Müller, S. 80. In der Breite stark komprimierte Kopie des Blattes von Lucas Schnitzer. Blick von Norden über den Markt, mit Marktständen, Buden und reicher Personenstaffage. Im Himmel Wappenkartusche und zahlreiche Amoretten und Genien des Handels. - Von großer Seltenheit..

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        Experimenta nova Magdeburgica de vacuo spatio [New Magdeburg Experiments Concerning Empty Space]. Amsterdam: Johannes Jansson Waesberge. 1672

      1672 FIRST EDITION AND IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY of &#39;one of the greatest books in the history of experimental physics&#39; (Jenkins, Sparkmuseum). In this volume, Guericke "describes the invention of the air pump and the famous experiment with the Magdeburg hemispheres in which two teams of eight horses were employed in an attempt to pull apart two copper hemispheres from which the air had been withdrawn. [He] also describes the invention of the first electrical machine, which generated the first visible and audible electric charges" (Honeyman). Gifted (with inscription) from the German physicist Woldemar Voigt to the Dutch physicist Hendrik Lorentz, this copy is in near fine condition in every way save for its lack of an engraved portrait. (See provenance above). Experimenta nova describes and beautifully illustrates Guericke&#39;s personal and detailed report on his establishment of the physics of vacuums. Questioning Descartes&#39;s assertion that a vacuum could not exist, Guericke began in 1850 with the construction of "the first air pump, which he [then] used to create a vacuum in various containers. He showed that sound would not travel in a vacuum, and furthermore that a vacuum would not support combustion or animal life. In 1654 Guericke gave an impressive demonstration [the Magdeburg experiment] in front of the emperor Ferdinand III of the force of atmospheric pressure. Two identical copper hemispheres 12 feet (3.66 m) in diameter were joined together. When the air was pumped out, 16 horses could not pull them apart although when the air reentered the hemispheres they fell apart by themselves. He also showed that 20 men could not hold a piston in a cylinder once the air had been evacuated from one end of it" (Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists).In 1663, Guericke built the first electrical friction machine by rotating a sulfur globe against a cloth, describing it here for the first time. As earlier noted, Guericke additionally describes and illustrates the earliest electric generating machine, one of his own making, with which he "generates the first visible and audible electric discharges" (Honeyman). "This remarkable work on experimental philosophy ranks next to Gilbert&#39;s in the number and importance of the electrical discoveries described" (Wheeler 170). CONDITION & DETAILS: Amsterdam: Johannes Jansson Waesberge. Folio (313 × 196 mm). [4], xvi, [244pp.], 4 [index], 1 [errata], 5. Illustration: Engraved title, extra engraved title, 2 double-page engraved folding plates (including that of the Magdeburg experiment), 7 full-page plates (with plate XVIII repeated) and 24 large engravings 9 of which are full page (and some of which are inclusive of a number of figures appear in text). Lacking only engraved portrait. Includes Index rerum and the often absent errata leaf. Provenance: Bears the following inscription on front end paper: "Herren Prof. Dr. Lorentz in in dankbarer Verehrung W. Voigt" ("Prof. Dr. Lorentz in grateful adoration W. Voigt"). Voigt and Lorentz corresponded regularly beginning in 1883, with their personal and scientific friendship deepening when they met for the first time in Gottingen in 1897. Lorentz&#39;s published correspondence makes evident that he and Voigt frequently exchanged letters. Note too that "The Lorentz Transformation, considered essential to the Theory of Special Relativity, was invented by Voigt in 1887, adopted by Lorentz in 1904, and baptized by Poincare in 1906. Einstein probably picked it up from Voigt directly" (Engelhardt, On the Origin of the Lorentz Transformation). Handsomely bound in full mottled calf with 6 raised bands at the spine, gilt-tooled compartments, and a red morocco, gilt-lettered spine label. Tight, solid, and clean. Very slight and light water stain at corner of title and to the following 20 pages. Occasional light spot here and there, all light and minor. Save for missing portrait, near fine condition.

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        Fables nouvelles, dédiées au Roy. Avec un discours sur la fable. Paris, Gregoire Dupuis, 1719. 4to. With engraved allegorical frontispiece by N. Tardieu after Charles Coypel, engraved vignette on title-page by C. Simeneau after N. Vleughels and 100 engraved illustrations to the fables by and after Claude Gillot, Charles Antoine Coypel, Jean Ranc, Bernard Picart, Jean Baptiste Massé, etc. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Cioranescu 36530; Cohen-De Ricci, p. 594 ("Très belle édition, rare et recherchée"); Fabula Docet 94; Fürstenberg 74; Lewine 289; Populus, Gillot Cat, 31-98; Sander 1095. First edition of a famous French fable book, beautifully illustrated by the most famous artists of the day. The book contains 100 fables by Antoine Houdar de La Motte (1672-1731), modelled after the fables by Jean de La Fontaine, the most important French fable author ever. Of special interest is La Motte-Houdart's introductory essay on the genre of the fable, setting out rules to be followed, based on the classical ideals of true likeness, unity and proper arrangement. He intends to rival both Aesop and La Fontaine.The book at the same time represents a milestone in French book illustration, introducing Rococo miniatures or vignettes, including 62 by the interior and costume designer Claude Gillon, one of his few works as a book-illustrator. The "Actor's fable" is dedicated to him.Binding rubbed with a few small defects; some slight staining and thumbing. Very good copy.

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        Arithmetica especulativa, y oractica, y arte de algebra. En la qual se contiene todo lo que pertenece al Arte menor, o mercantivo, y à las dos Algebras, Racional, è Irracional.

      - B- Imp. Antonio Lacavalleria 1672. 21,5 cm. 576 p. Frisos tipográficos, capitulares xilográficas. Enc. en pergamino, lomera rotulada, restos de antiguos cierres. Papel tostado en varias páginas, pequeñas pérdidas y marcas de anterior poseedor en portada, leve pérdida en hoja de guardas posterior. (Ref. 9746-K). Matermáticas. Aritmética.

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        Kriegsarbeit Oder Neuer Festungsbau/So wohl der Lehrsatzmassige als Unlehrsatzmassige....Volumes One and Two Bound in one Volume

      Jakob von Meuers, Amsterdam 1672 First Dutch Edition. Faded inked notes, from early owner, on frontis and verso, and back of inner binding. Contents and plates in very good condition. Binding very good, firm and tight. One volume bound in Vellum, 8vo. Translated to German, from the French. (Volume 3 of this edition not present.) Volume One: eleven leaves (t.p., Privilegium, Vorrede, Erinnerung, and Blatweiser); 76 numbered pages, with extra title engraving in Dutch, "Den Arbeid van Mars" plus 60 full page engravings. Volume Two: 36 numbered pages with 44 engravings and Table of Contents. All plates present.

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        Recit de ce qu'il y a de plus considerable aux affaires des eglises reformées des vallées de Piedmont, depuis les massacres de l'année 1655. [Amsterdam, Abraham Wolfgang(?), after 1663]. 4to in 2s. Contemporary wrappers.

      Bibliografia Valdese 1672; STCN (1 copy); Tiele, Pamfletten 5035; WorldCat (3 copies); not in Knuttel. Rare copy of this pamphlet on the massacre of the Waldensians in Piedmont in 1655. It is probably a second edition as the title-pages mentions: "Jouxte la copie impriméé à Haerlem 1663", though no copies from this previous Haarlem edition are known. The Waldensians are a Christian movement with its origins in the later Middle Ages in France and they were persecuted as heretics from the 12th century onwards. From the early 17th century they were considered as early forerunners of the Reformation. In 1655 the Duke of Savoy commanded the Waldensians of Piedmont to attend Mass or leave in 20 days. The remaining Waldensians were massacred, causing indignation throughout Europe.Some waterstains in the upper margins; wrappers with slightly rubbed edges and spine restored with cello tape. Otherwise a good copy of this rare pamphlet on the Piedmont massacre.

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        Verhael Van den wonderlijken Oproer , Voorgevallen in de Province van Malanbruino, gelegen een graed bezuiden het Eyland Pines: ende hoe de zelve is gestilt

      N.d.: n.p., 1672. Square octavo, 8 pp., paper browned, but very good; bound in modern boards with red spine, bookplate, ink title on front and spine. A degree south of the Isle of Pines. A rare and important seventeenth-century Dutch work about the imaginary land of "Mallanbruino" which, it is claimed, lies just to the south of Henry Neville&#39;s famous Isle of Pines. The title of this intriguing work literally translates as "Story of the remarkable turmoil, which occurred in the province of Mallanbruino, which lays a degree south of the Island of Pines, and how it was suppressed". The significant detail is that in Neville&#39;s story the small but fertile Isle of Pines is famously &#39;near to the Coast of Terra Australis, Incognita&#39;, suggesting that the author of this Dutch story set his story not only in the same region, but perhaps even on the fabled mainland itself: Mallanbruino thus becomes a little-known, and all but unregarded example of seventeenth-century Dutch Australiana. Neville&#39;s work was first published in 1668 and appeared in Dutch translation soon thereafter. The Isle of Pines was a sensation, not least because of its licentious depiction of the hero of the tale, George Pine, sleeping with all four of the women with whom he was stranded. This short piece capitalised on its success, and takes the form of a dialogue in which a bored Dutch soldier on guard duty named Gijsbert tells his colleagues of the two years he spent in the imaginary province, and of the ideal society he found there. His friends are initially sceptical, but as he sketches in more and more detail they become quite taken with the land he describes, and how it is protected from the neighbouring lands with the novel (and very Dutch) expedient of being able to be temporarily flooded. Only rarely offered on the market, this work forms a minor but interesting link in the long history of seventeenth-century Dutch exploration of the west Australian coast.

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        Zee-clio, of gedichten in 's lants vloot gemaeckt in de jaren 1672, en 1673. Amsterdam, Carel Allard, [ca. 1673]. 4to. With the woodcut device of the Amsterdam admiralty on title-page (Dutch garden guarded by a lion holding two anchors), 3 woodcut decorated initials (1 series). Modern half calf, marbled sides.

      Cat. NHSM, p. 425; Knuttel 10819; Scheurleer, Liedboeken, p.180; Thysius 9447; Tiele, Pamfletten 6838. First and only edition of a collection of verse poems and songs about Dutch naval heroes and battles from the first years of the Franco-Dutch War (1672-1678) written by Ocke Jeyes Coopman. It includes poems about Willem Joseph van Ghent, Isaac Sweers, Volckert Schram, Cornelis Tromp, the Battles of Schooneveld (7 and 14 June 1673), the Battle of Kijkduin (21 August 1673) etc. It also contains less serious poems and songs such as "Matroosen drinck-liedt op de gesontheyt van Sijn Hoogheydt den Heere Prince van Oranje" (Sailors' drinking song to the health of His Highness the Prince of Orange).Title-page slightly soiled, otherwise in very good condition and nearly untrimmed.

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        Practica Walliae; or The Proceedings in the Great Sessions of Wales:

      London.: Henry Twyford, John Streater, and Eliz. Flesher, assignes of Richard Atkins and Edward Atkins Esquires., 1672 In c1850 quarter red calf with red marbled boards, edges and corners lightly worn and bumped, hinges cracking. Spine, titles in gilt to red calf label. Internally, red marbled endpapers, LA Law Library bookplate to fpd, remains of ink name to verso fep and to tp (Jeff Gilbert), ink name to verso tp (Augustus Mayhew?), [12], 203 pp, [1], [8] tables, [4] adverts, bookplate to epd, tp trimmed at base after date, losing the Cum gratia line, some page and edge browning. In English and Latin. (ESTC R3656. Wing V136. Lowndes 2756. Allibone 2512). Title continues: containing the method and practice of an attorney there, from an original to the execution. Whereunto is added, the old statute of Wales at large; and an abridgement of all the statutes uniting Wales to England: with tables of the fees, and the matters therein contained. Includes the text of his "The manner of the proceedings in the courts of the great sessions in the counties of Mountgomery, Denbigh, and Flint; within North-Wales, as it now is", originally published in 1653. Rice was a seventeenth-century Anglo-Welsh lawyer and economist known for writing a seminal work on economics and currencies entitled A Discourse on Coins and Coinage. See Wiki.

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        Topographia Archiducatus Austriae Inf[eriorae] Modernae, seu Controfee und Beschreibung, aller Stätt Clöster und Schlösser wie sie anjetzo stehen in dem Ertzherzogtumb unter Österreich.

      [Wien], Vischer, 1672[-1680].. 4 Teile in einem Band. 8 nn. Bll. Mit 4 gest., illustrierten Titeln, 4 gest. doppelblattgr. Karten und 510 gest. Ansichten auf 259 Kupfertafeln (davon 7 doppelblattgroß). Zeitgenöss. Pergamentband mit hs. Rückentitel. Folio.. Die umfangreichste und gesuchteste, zugleich aber auch seltenste Ausgabe der großen Vischer-Topographie von Niederösterreich. Gegenüber der ersten Ausgabe von 1672 um das Ortsregister, die 4 gestochenen Landkarten und mehrere Ansichten erweitert. Auch die prächtigen doppelblattgroßen Ansichten Wiens hier erstmals einzeln auf 7 Tafeln gedruckt, von den übrigen Veduten jeweils zwei auf einem Blatt. Die schön illustrierten Kupfertitel von Tobias Sadeler wurden für die vorliegende zweite Ausgabe in unveränderter Form wiederverwendet und tragen daher die Jahreszahl der Erstausgabe. - Vollständig wie vorliegend von größter Seltenheit: Auf deutschen Auktionen der letzten zwanzig Jahre nicht mehr als drei Exemplare der 2. Ausgabe nachweisbar, zwei davon inkomplett (so auch das zuletzt versteigerte: Dorotheum Auktion 71 [1997], Nr. 690 [ATS 180.000 exkl. Aufgeld und Ust.]). - Titel mit eigenh. Besitzvermerk des Johann Gottfried Lechner (wohl identisch mit dem 1700 in der nö. Herrenstandsrolle genannte Ingrossist dieses Namens), der das Werk 1723 erworben hatte. Zwei spätere, unterschiedliche Monogrammstempel "HK" am fliegenden Vorsatz bzw. im breiten weißen Rand des Kupfertitels. Die Einbanddeckel etwas nach innen geworfen, sonst tadelloses, praktisch fleckenfreies und ungebräuntes Exemplar mit allen Kupfern in kräftigen und klaren Abdrucken auf besserem Papier. - Nebehay/W. III, 783. Vgl. VD 17, 12:196603V (nur zwei Ex. der Ausg. 1672, eines davon inkomplett).

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        L'Espagne Divisée en tous ses Royaumes et Principautés, suivant qu'ils sont compris sous Les Cournonnes de Castille, et D'Aragon, Possedées par le Roy Catholique et sous La Couronne de Portugal, Possedée par le Roy de Portugal.

      1672 - Paris, 1672. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 595 x 890mm. Sanson's map of the Spain and Portugal, enlarged by Jaillot in partnership with Sanson's heirs. It was published in Jaillot's 'Atlas Nouveau', one of the largest general atlases up to that time.

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        GEOGRAPHIA GENERALIS, in qua affectiones generales telluris explicantur, summa cura quam plurimis in locis emendata, & XXXIII schematibus novis, aere incisis, una cum tabb. aliquot quae desiderabantur aucta & illustrata. Ab Isaaco Newton Math. Prof.

      Cambridge, ex officina Joann. Hayes, sumptibus Henrici Dickinson, 1672.Lucasiano apud Cantabrigienses. FIRST EDITION EDITED BY ISAAC NEWTON, NEWTON'S FIRST PRINTED WORK 1672, Latin text, 8vo, approximately 180 x 110 mm, 7 x 4½ inches, title page printed red and black with Cambridge University device and motto, 5 folding plates of diagrams, pages: (32), 511, (1) - plate list, collation: * - **8, A - Ii8, bound in full antique calf, blind tooled decoration to covers, rebacked to style in modern calf, raised bands, gilt lettered morocco label. Covers and corners slightly worn with boards just showing at tips, small dark mark to upper cover next to tail of spine, small old inscription on front endpaper, title page trimmed at top and bottom (no loss of text) now laid down on old paper with new paper showing at top and bottom, title page heavily browned, see attached image, occasional light age - browning to text, small ink mark on 1 page with loss of about 6 letters, some upper margins trimmed, no loss to running title, small ink smudge to 1 upper margin, occasional light brown spot, tiny hole in 1 text page (paper flaw) with loss of 5 letters. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy of the very scarce first edition edited by Newton. This book is sometimes described as Newton's first work as his name appears on the title page, but he was in fact the editor who expanded and revised the text for his Cambridge students. The work was on physical geography by a German physician and was first published in Amsterdam in 1650. Varenius was considered to be the founder of modern geographical science. This was the first time Newton's name appeared on the title page of any published book. See Babson, Catalogue of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton, page 124, No. 251 and also Gjertsen, The Newton Handbook, page 228: ESTC R30178. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The American physitian; or a treatise of the roots, plants, trees, shrubs, fruit, herbs, &c. growing in the English plantations in America

      London: J. C. for William Crook, 1672. London: J. C. for William Crook, 1672. <p>Hughes, William (d. 1683). The American physitian; Or, a treatise of the roots, plants, trees, shrubs, fruit, herbes &c. growing in the English plantations in America. 12mo. [22], 159, [7]pp. London: J. C. for William Crook, 1672. 140 x 80 mm. Sheep ca. 1672, hinges repaired preserving most of the spine, corners repaired; boxed. Minor browning and foxing, a few leaves with marginal chips (not affecting text), but very good. 17th century initials &#147;H.M.&#148; on the title; early 19th century inscriptions on front pastedown.</p><p> First Edition of the earliest work in English on the medicinal virtues of North American tropical plants. This is the first copy I have seen in fifty years of specializing in the history of medicine and science; it was very surprising to find a classic on early American medicine that was completely unknown to me after 50 years in the trade. Had I known of this work I would most certainly have included it in my 1991 revised and expanded fifth edition of &#147;Garrison-Morton&#148;. It definitely deserves a citation there alongside John Josselyn&#146;s work. An imperfect copy sold in the 1970s is the only copy sold at auction during the past fifty years. </p><p>Hughes&#146;s work was published the same year as John Josselyn&#146;s New-Englands Rarities Discovered, which Garrison-Morton (no. 1826.1) calls &#147;the first detailed account of the natural history and botany of North America.&#148; Based on first-hand observations made in the West Indies, Hughes&#146;s work &#147;contributed greatly to the spread of the American indigenous use of plants &#145;either for Meat or Medicine&#146;&#148; (Wilson & Hurst, p. 55). However, apart from his authorship of The American Physitian and two pioneering works on gardening and horticulture, very little is known about Hughes&#146;s life. Evidence suggests that he began his career in 1651 with a privateering voyage to the West Indies, during which he traveled to Barbados, St. Kitts, Cuba, Jamaica and mainland Florida. He appears to have spent a good deal of time visiting British plantations on Jamaica and Barbados, where he observed and made descriptions of a large number of New World tropical plants including potatoes, yams, maize (&#147;the wheat of America&#148;), bananas, avocadoes (&#147;Spanish pears&#148;), chili peppers, watermelons, sugarcane, guavas, prickly pears, coconuts and manioc. The title of Hughes&#146;s work consciously references Culpeper&#146;s popular herbal, The English Physitian (1653), and like Culpeper Hughes wrote for a lay audience: &#147;If you expect to find [my book] deckt up with fine Metaphysical Notions and Expressions, or stuft with hard or strange words . . . you are likely to be mistaken, and quite beside the Cushion, for you will finde it only in plain and easy Terms, such as I myself best understand.&#148; </p><p>Hughes&#146;s accounts of the plants&#146; virtues make delightful reading: Potatoes &#147;chear the heart and are provocative of bodily lust&#148;; the juice of sugarcane &#147;drieth and cleaneth the stomach, and smootheth the roughness of the Breast, Lungs, Arteries&#148;; prickly pear fruits &#147;coloreth the Urine of a purple-colour&#148; and as a wound dressing are &#147;better than any preparation that could have been made from a well-furnished Chest&#148;; bananas are &#147;exhilarating and provoking to Venery&#148; as well as &#147;good against a Flux.&#148; Hughes also described encounters with some of the local fauna, including white coral, sea-urchins and a 14-foot alligator, which he and his party &#147;dispacht with our Oars&#148; after running aground on a coral reef. The last third of Hughes&#146;s work is devoted to the medicinal properties of chocolate (the &#147;American nectar&#148;), which he praised for its &#147;wonderful faculty of quenching thirst, allaying Hectick Heats, [and] of nourishing and fatning the body&#148;; he also claimed it to be &#147;good against all coughs, shortness of breath&#148; and &#147;excellent against Consumptions.&#148; Wing H3332. Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature before 1800, 203. Sabin 33605. Wilson & Hurst, Chocolate as Medicine (2012), ch. 3. </p>

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        The anatomy of vegetables begun. HFN copy

      London: Spencer Hickman, 1672. London: Spencer Hickman, 1672. <p>Grew, Nehemiah (1641-1712). The anatomy of vegetables begun, with a general account of vegetation founded thereon. 8vo. [32], 186, [22]pp. 3 folding engraved plates. London: Spencer Hickman, 1672. 163 x 96 mm. Contemporary sheep, red leather spine label, rebacked, corner repaired. Small area of edgewear on back cover, light toning, but a very good and unusually tall copy. Bookplates of the High Legh Library, Edward Neville da Costa Andrade (1887-1971) and Haskell F. Norman. </p><p>First Edition. Along with Malpighi, Grew is considered the founder of plant anatomy; his pioneering investigations into how organs and tissues are formed during plant growth marked the beginning of efforts to link plant structure and development. As a physician, Grew was originally interested in the structures of animal life, but turned to plant anatomy because, unlike animal anatomy, it had not yet been investigated. Anatomy of Vegetables, his first book, contained accurate observations of the structures of wood, bark and roots, and introduced the term &#147;parenchyma.&#148; Grew also described fruits, seeds and flowers, distinguishing in the last the calyx, stamen and pistils, and he was the first to observe that plants had two sexes. The title-page gives 1672 as the date of publication, but the printing was completed by 7 December 1671, when four copies were delivered to the Royal Society for presentation. </p><p>This copy was once owned by British physicist E. N. da C. Andrade, Quain Professor of Physics at University College, London, who collaborated with Ernest Rutherford on experiments to determine the wavelengths of gamma rays from radium. During his lifetime Andrade amassed an important collection of British 17th-century science texts. Dibner 21. Henrey 163; pp. 135-138. LeFanu, pp. 77-78. Morton, pp. 178-195. Norman 944. Pritzel 3554. Wing G-1946. </p>

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        De anima brutorum

      Oxford: Richard Davis, 1672. Oxford: Richard Davis, 1672. <p>Foundation Work of Neurology</p><p>Willis, 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. </p><p>First Edition, Oxford Issue of one of the foundation works of neurology. Willis&#39;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&#39;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 &#39;intercostal&#39; and &#39;vagal&#39; nerves provided the foundation of our knowledge of the autonomic nervous system" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography).</p><p>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&#39;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. </p>

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        Introductiones apotelesmaticae in Physiognomiam, Complexiones hominum, Astrologiam naturalem, Naturas Planetarum

      INDAGINE Ioannes. Introductiones apotelesmaticae in Physiognomiam, Complexiones hominum, Astrologiam naturalem, Naturas Planetarum. Cum periaxiomatibus de Faciebus signorum et canonibus de aegritudinibus hominum: omnia nusquam fere eiusmodi tractata compendio. Quibus ob similem materiam accessit Gulielmi Grataroli Bergomatis opuscula: De memoria reparanda, augenda, conservanda; De praedictione morum naturarumque hominum; De mutatione temporum, eiusque signis perpetuis. Et Pomponii Gaurici neapolitani Tractatus De Symmetriys, Lineamentis et Phisiognomia, eiusque speciebus, etc. Augusta Trebecorum, sumptibus Simonis Paulli, 1672. In 16mo; pp.384. Frontespizio con caratteri neri e rossi. 83 silografie nel testo. Brunit. Pergamena posteriore. Biblioteca magica, 636; Caillet, 5389 per altra edizione: "Ornè de nombreuses figures gr. sur bois de mains, de physiognomonie et d?astrologie. Ouvrage curieux et le plus recherché des livres de chiromancie et de physiognomonie?.

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        LXXX Sermons preached at the Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene Milk Street, London whereof nine of them not till now published in two continuously paginated volumes with a large table to both, second ed, revised and corrected.[includes re-issue of XXXII Sermons-Wing F437]

      - Thomas Roycroft for Richard Marriott 1672 1672 [34] 176 187-546 [8] 547-1030 1035-1129 [37]pp sm folio leather little rubbed/raised, head of spine slightly frayed, front hinge slightly cracked, corners bumped, marbled endpapers, aered, gen title page in [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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