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        Theatrum machinarum novum, Das ist: Neu-vermehrter Schauplatz der Mechanischen Künsten / Handelt von allerhand Wasser-, Wind-, Roß-, Gewicht- und Hand-Mühlen / Wie dieselbige zu dem Frucht-Mahlen / Papyr-Pulver- Stampff- Segen- Bohren- Walcken- Mangen / und dergleichen anzuordnen. Beneben Nützlichen Wasser-Künsten Als da seynd Schöpf-Pomppen, Druck- Kugel- Kästen- Blaß- Wirbel- Schnecken Feuer-Sprützen und Bronnen-Wercken. Damit das Wasser hoch zu heben / zu leiten und fortzuführen / auch andern Sachen so hierzu dienlich und nützlich zugebrauchen.

      Ca. 33 x 22 cm. (10) Seiten, 44 Seiten Text, mit Frontispiz und 154 Kupfertafeln. Geprägter Ledereinband der Zeit. Die Kupfertafeln illustrieren alle Arten von Mühlen und Mühlenwerken, wobei den mechanischen Teilen besondere Aufmerksamkeit zukommt. Böcklers Werk zeichnet sich vor allem auch dadurch aus, dass er Mechanismen beschreibt, die tatsächlich existieren. Böckler (gestorben 1698) war Baumeister und Ingenieur in Straßburg, Frankfurt und Nürnberg. Seit 1679 wirkte er in Ansbach, wo er neben Teilen der Befestigungsanlage auch das Theater errichtete. Sein "neu vermehrter Schauplatz" (erste Ausgabe erschien 1661), hier in der 2. Auflage von 1673, enthält 154 Kupferstiche. Das zu den "Maschinenbüchern" zählende Werk erlaubte mit seinen Illustrationen den Lesern erstmals einen Blick in das verborgene Innere der technischen Anlagen. Das komplizierte und reichhaltige Innere etwas einer Mühle lag nun offen vor den Augen des Betrachters, der, wenn er auch die technischen Zusammenhänge oftmals nicht verstand, doch den Eindruck vermittelt bekam, nun über Kenntnisse auch auf diesem Gebiet zu verfügen. Bei den Käufern der Maschinenbücher handelte es sich aufgrund der hohen Preise dieser Werke fast ausschließlich um Angehörige der adligen Oberschicht ... Ein wichtiges Ziel der Maschinenbücher war es, potentielle Geldgeber für die Arbeit der Ingenieure zu begeistern, .... so ließen moderne Mühlen auf einen stattlichen Gewinn hoffen. Die bereits in der frühen Neuzeit geäußerte Kritik, dass sich die in den Maschinenbüchern zu findenden Abbildungen nicht als Vorlagen für die tatsächliche Ausführung derartgiger Artefakte eignen würden, geht an der Zielrichtung dieser Werke vorbei. Im Verständnis der Autoren sollten die Abbildungen Anregungen beim Entwurf technischer Anlagen liefern, jedoch keine Vorlagenbücher im eigentlichen Sinn darstellen. Techniker kamen als Käufer aus finanziellen Gründen kaum in Frage. (Helmut Hilz in Theatrum Machinarum). Vorsatzblatt und das gestochene Kupferfrontispiz sind beschädigt und liegen lose bei. Seiten stärker fingerfleckig, teils gebräunt und mit Randeinrissen und kleineren Fehlstellen im weißen Rand. Eine Tafel mit kleiner Fehlstelle im Bild.

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        Historical Antiquities, in Two Books. The First Treating in General of Great-Brettain and Ireland. The Second Containing Particular Remarks Concerning Cheshire......., Whereunto is annexed a Transcript of Doomsday-Book, so far as it concerneth

      London: Printed by W. L. for Robert Clavell in Cross-Key Court in Little-Britain, M.D.LXXIII [1673]. London: Printed by W. L. for Robert Clavell in Cross-Key Court in Little-Britain. M.D.LXXIII [1673]. First Edition. Hardcover. Contemporary calf rebacked with contrasting spine label bearing gilt titles, corners bumped/rubbed with lower corner of upper board rubbed through, later endpapers, title page printed in red & black, some toning and a few marks mostly to margins, leaves T4 & V with small hole in foredge margin, leaf Mm with tear to foredge not touching text, leaf Q4 with marginal notes in pencil dated 1817, "Some antiquities touching Cheshire" and "A transcript of Cheshire at large, out of the greater Doomsday-book" each have separate title page, dated 1672, on leaf M3r and 3E1r, respectively, illustrated with woodcut coats of arms, uncoloured folding map of 'The Countye Palatine of Chester' by John Speed (Roger Rea edition) in remarkably good condition, without the folding leaf of illustrations called for by ESTC. Wing L1943. ESTC No.R2116 , Folio 13" by 9", [6] 392 [10] 395-437 [3] pp .

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        ?Io Colonnello Giulio Cerruti attesto di haver fatto la presente Pianta unitamente e concordemente sopra il medesimo Luogo col Signore Barattiere, Ingegniere del Sereni.mo signore Duca di Parma l'anno 1673..?.

      Roma, 1687. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n, cm 70,3 x 48,5 (alla lastra). Rara carta raffigurante il territorio appenninico fra Borgo Taro e Pontremoli, e comprendente la Valle di Magra, la Valle di Rosano, la Valle di Zeri, la Valle di Guinadi e la Val D'Ena, al confine inferiore il fiume Taro, al confine superiore il Genovesato. Il Cerruti fu anche autore di un ?Corso del Po?; Giambattista Barattieri, piacentino, fu ingegnere idraulico al servizio del duca di Parma; sviluppò interessantissime teorie basate sulle proprie osservazioni, anticipando il lavoro di Castelli e Corsini e giungendo a un brillante approccio scientifico sui problemi derivanti dal governo dei fiumi. Esemplare con stretti margini ma stampato su carta forte, bella impressione, ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Historical Antiquities, in Two Books. The First Treating in General of Great-Brettain and Ireland. The Second Containing Particular Remarks Concerning Cheshire., Whereunto is annexed a Transcript of Doomsday-Book, so far as it concerneth.

      Printed by W. L. for Robert Clavell in Cross-Key Court in Little-Britain M.D.LXXIII [1673], London - Contemporary calf rebacked with contrasting spine label bearing gilt titles, corners bumped/rubbed with lower corner of upper board rubbed through, later endpapers, title page printed in red & black, some toning and a few marks mostly to margins, leaves T4 & V with small hole in foredge margin, leaf Mm with tear to foredge not touching text, leaf Q4 with marginal notes in pencil dated 1817, "Some antiquities touching Cheshire" and "A transcript of Cheshire at large, out of the greater Doomsday-book" each have separate title page, dated 1672, on leaf M3r and 3E1r, respectively, illustrated with woodcut coats of arms, uncoloured folding map of 'The Countye Palatine of Chester' by John Speed (Roger Rea edition) in remarkably good condition, without the folding leaf of illustrations called for by ESTC. Wing L1943. ESTC No.R2116 , Folio 13" by 9", [6] 392 [10] 395-437 [3] pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Phonurgia Nova sive Conjugium Mechanico-physicum Artis & Naturae Paranympha Phonosophia concinnatum

      Finely engraved allegorical frontis., full-page engraved port. of Emperor Leopold I, engraved vignette on title, two engraved plates, & numerous woodcuts & engravings in the text. 23 p.l. (incl. frontis. & port.), 229, [16] pp. Folio, cont. red morocco (slight marginal dampstaining at front & back, gutter of half-title strengthened at an early date), spine gilt. Kempten: R. Dreherr, 1673. First edition, and a very good copy in contemporary red morocco, of this interesting and richly illustrated study of acoustics, musical theory, and musical instruments. "Phonurgia nova is, in part, Kircher's response to Sir Samuel Morland (1625-95), a fellow of the Royal Society of London, who claimed, in a paper published in the January 1672 Philosophical Transactions, the recently established circular of the Society, to have invented the megaphone. Numerous testimonies from Kircher's admirers, such as James Alban Gibbs and Gaspar Schott, are appended to the work defending Kircher's claim as the inventor of the tuba stentorophonica, as Morland called it...The Phonurgia treats the science and applications of sound amplification and echoes. It was the first book published in Europe devoted entirely to acoustics...Kircher here describes and illustrates many bizarre and curious inventions like talking statues, an Aeolian tuba and lyre, eavesdropping devices, and hordes of odd-shaped trumpets."-Merrill, Athanasius Kircher, 25. A most handsome example of German Baroque book illustration. ❧ Caillet 5789. .

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        The Young Clerks Guide in Four Parts: Or An Exact Collection

      1673. [Hutton, Sir Richard (1561?-1639)]. The Young Clerks Guide in Four Parts: Or An Exact Collection of Choice English Presidents, According to the Best Forms Now Used for All Sorts of Indentures, Letters of Attorney, Releases, Conditions, &c. Very Useful and Necessary for All, But Chiefly for Those That Intend to Follow the Attourneys Practice. London: Printed by T.R. & N.T. for Ambrose Isted, 1673. Four parts, each with separate pagination and register. [i], [iii], 232; 231; [1], 64, 61-202; [2], 68, [20] pp. Includes one-page publisher advertisement. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed, faint early hand-lettered title to fore-edge of text block. Toning, faint dampstaining to outer edges of margins, light foxing in a few places. Illegible early owner signature to title page, interior otherwise clean. * Fourteenth edition. "The fourth part added to this Impression contains divers Presidents, never printed in any Book before" (Advertisement). First published in 1649, this popular formbook went through sixteen editions, the final appearing in 1691. 7 copies of this edition located in North America, 3 in law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, UCLA). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:482-83 (34).

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        Machinae Coelestis Pars Prior; Organographiam, sive Instrumentorum Astronomicorum omnium, quibus Auctor hactenus Sidera rimatus, ac dimensus est

      Finely engraved frontis., engraved headpiece & initial, engraved coat-of-arms, & 30 engraved plates (some folding). 7 p.l. (incl. frontis.), 464 pp. Folio, cont. Dutch vellum over boards, panelled in blind, covers with arabesque in blind in center. Danzig: Auctoris Typis, & Sumptibus, 1673. First edition, privately printed, of the description of Hevelius's observatory and catalogue of its instruments, at that time Europe's best observatory; it is the most lavish description of astronomical instruments ever published. The splendidly engraved plates depict various instruments. "The extensive introduction to this splendid volume contains the author's autobiographical account of his scientific education. The balance of the work contains a detailed description of Hevelius's observatory, 'Stellaburgum,' and his astronomical instruments. The account is enhanced by thirty most exquisite plates depicting in painstaking detail the scientific apparatus assembled by Hevelius. Several plates show instruments that were still in planning stages. Essentially, the work was to demonstrate the accuracy of Hevelius's measurements and the high degree of mechanical perfection of his instruments against certain critics of the French astronomical school."-Johannes Hevelius (B.Y.U., 1971), 12. "Hevelius undoubtedly owed the success of his observations to his skill in designing, making, and engraving instruments: and the work [the present book] was of very great interest to his contemporaries."-D.S.B., VI, p. 362-(& see pp. 362-63 for a detailed description of the instruments). This is today a most uncommon book. In 1679, a fire destroyed Hevelius's house and observatory in Danzig; his instruments, the workshop for their manufacture, most of his books and papers, his printing press, and stock of his publications were destroyed. The second part of this work, published a few months prior to the fire, contained only observational data. Most copies of this second part were consumed by the fire. Provenance: Inscription of "Cat. V1 P331 CS Sledmere" on front pastedown endpaper. This copy comes from the library formed by Sir Christopher Sykes (1749-1801), at Sledmere House in Yorkshire. Fine, fresh, and unpressed copy. Frontispiece repaired at foot just touching image with outer margin strengthened, both at time of original binding. Final few plates just shaved at foot. Preserved in a morocco-backed box. ❧ Dibner, Heralds of Science, 10. .

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        APARATO A LA MONARCHIA ANTIGVA DE LAS ESPAÑAS, EN LOS TRES TIEMPOS DEL MUNDO, EL ADELON, EL MITHICO, Y EL HISTORICO

      Benito macé, Valencia 1673 - 12 h, más 7 fol, más 340 págs. Advierte que es primera parte, pero es única, aunque despues se publicó un apéndice. Raro. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gerusalemme Liberata.

      Venice: Hertz 1673. With engr. titlepage & 20 woodcuts. (16) + 244 pp. Later half morocco, all edges gilt. Titlepage repaired without loss of text

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        The description and use of two arithmetick instruments

      London: printed, and are to be sold by Moses Pitt,, 1673. Together with a short treatise, explaining and demonstrating the ordinary operations of arithmetick. As likewise, a perpetual almanack, and several useful tables. Presented to His most excellent Majesty Charles II. King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, &c. Small octavo (143 × 90 mm). Modern period-style sheep by Bernard Middleton, double gilt rules, red morocco spine label, marbled endpapers.gh Frontispiece portrait of the author, with added title page [A2] dated 1672 (A new, and most useful instrument for addition and substraction of pounds, shillings, pence, and farthings); collates A-F8 (-F8) G8 (-G8) A-B8 *8. With 6 engraved plates printed on versos of first A2-6 and 4 folding engraved plates pasted to the versos of A8 and B1-3, folding letterpress table bound between G2 and G3, tables in the text. From the library of French mathematician Michel Chasles (1793-1880), with the original front wrapper of his binding bound in at the front, with "S. Morland 1673" on the recto in Chasles's hand and his bookplate on the verso, above a note of acquisition in another hand "acheté a la vente Chasles samedi 9 juillet 1881". Occasional browning and spotting, old repaired tear on B4 affecting a few letters but not the sense. First edition of the first book in English on a mechanical calculating machine, and the first separate work on the subject since Napier's Rabdologiae (1617). Nothing more of any significance was published in English on calculating machines until Babbage in the nineteenth century. Morland (1625-1695) was at Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he tutored an unimpressed Samuel Pepys, before accompanying an embassy in 1653 to the court of Queen Kristina of Sweden, a noted patron of the sciences. It is here that Morland most likely became acquainted with Pascal's calculating machine (Pascal had presented an example to Kristina in 1649). The first of the two "arithmetick instruments" described here is Morland's adding machine, a modification of Pascal's calculator: "A compact little apparatus made in brass 4 in by 3 in and less than ¼ in thick, consisting of two sets of wheelworks, divided and numbered, with a counting disc, addition effected by turning the wheels clockwise, and subtraction by turning them anti-clockwise". This survives in a few examples in museums. The second instrument was his multiplier, which is illustrated in the second series of plates. This operated on the same principle as Napier's bones, except that the rods now became wheels. The machine also served for the extraction of square, cube and square-square roots. One surviving example of this known in a museum in Florence. Morland also invented a perpetual almanac, which forms an addendum to this book. Morland's ingenious inventions earned him the patronage of Charles II, who gave him the title of "Master of Mechanicks" in 1681. The book is unusually complex and unstable in make-up, with the plates either printed directly or some plates printed as illustrations and cut out and pasted in place. Our copy has a full complement of plates and text leaves, except for the cancels G8 and F8. All copies apparently lack the cancel G8, and the majority lack the cancel F8. The Macclesfield copy had F8 present but lacked the first four leaves of 2A.

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        Les ascetiques ou traitez spirituels de St Basile Archevesque de Cesaree en Cappadoce. Readuits en François, & éclaircis par les Remarques btirées des Conciles, & des faints Peres de l'Eglise. Par M. Godefroy Hermant, Docteur en Theologie de la Maison & Société de Sorbonne, & Chanoine de Beauvais.

      Chez Jean Du Puis, 1673 - A Paris, Chez Jean Du Puis, 1673. Fort in 8 de [20 (avertissement)]-774-[42 (table des chapitres, table des matières, table des paffages de l'Ecriture expliquez dans les petites Regles, & en quelques autres endroits)]pp., reliure en plein veau fauve de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné de caissons et de fleurons dorés, pièce de titre bordeaux encadrée d'un filet doré, titre doré, coiffe supérieure arasée, manque de cuir à la tête du dos, queues des mors et tête du mors supérieur rognés, mors fendillés mais sans gravité; reliure ferme et solide, au centre des plats armoiries dorées de François de Clermont-Tonnerre, évèque et Comte de Noyon, pair de France, roulette dorée sur les coupes, petit morceau de catalogue de libraire contenant la présentation du livre contrecollé dans l'angle supérieur externe du premier contreplat, frontispice orné d'une belle gravure représentant le philosophe théologien sous un arbre professant un cour à des élèves assis en face de lui, fer gravé sur la page de titre, gravures en bandeau, petites lettrines historiées et culs-de-lampe, quelques rousseurs, texte des chapitres sur deux colonnes, tranches mouchetées en rouge, bon et bel exemplaire. Basile de Césarée, appelé également Basile le Grand naquit en 329 après Jésus Christ. et décéda en 379 après J. C. Il fonda un ordre religieux dans la région du Pont, sur la mer Noire et surtout il est l'auteur d'une règle qui est devenue la principale règle monastique de l'église d'Orient qui a inspiré la règle de saint Benoît en occident. Il pratiqua l'ascèse toute sa vie. Il devint Évêque de Césarée en 370. Son engagement pendant la famine, les institutions qu'il créa et qui portent son nom ''la Basiliade'', en ont fait l'un des précurseurs du christianisme social. Il défendit la foi de Nicée contre l'arianisme et écrivit des traités sur le Saint-Esprit, développant la théologie de la Trinité. Il chercha autant que possible à pacifier les divisions au sein de l'église. Basile est reconnu comme l'un des grands théologiens du IV siècle et est père de l'église depuis 1568. Il écrivit traité ''Contre Eunomius'' entre 363 et 365 après Jésus Christ, un livre sur le Saint-Esprit en 375 après Jésus Christ. Il écrivit également trente sept homélies, dont neuf sur l'oeuvre des six jours appelée ''Hexameron ou les six jours de la création'', qu'Ambroise de Milan a imitée, treize homélies sur des psaumes, ainsi qu'une riche correspondance épistolaire. Il laissa également des traités de Morale et d'Ascétisme et des Commentaires sur diverses parties de l'Écriture. Il produisit en outre plusieurs autres oeuvres littéraires dans un style qui s'apparente à celui de la seconde sophistique, comme Lucien. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Speculum Juris Anglicani, Or, A View of the Laws of England, As They

      1673. A Stuart-Era "Nutshell" Brydall, John [b. 1635?]. Speculum Juris Anglicani, Or, A View of the Laws of England, As They are Divided into Statues, Common-Law and Customs: Incidently, Of the Customs Appertaining to the Famous City of London, Never Before Printed; Together with Resolutions on Several of Them, Given by the Reverend Judges at Westminster. London: Printed by John Streater, Eliz. Flesher and H. Twyford, 1673. [viii], 150 pp., final blank included in most collations lacking. Octavo (5-3/4"x 3-3/4"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, later gilt fillets to spine, publication date to foot, fragment of lettering piece. Some rubbing to extremities, some chipping to head of spine, corners bumped, front board beginning to separate but still quite secure, rear hinge starting, partial crack in text block between pp. 144 and 145. Light toning to text, internally clean. A solid copy. * Only edition, one of two imprints issued the same year. Brydall was a fellow of Queen's College, Oxford, and a bencher of Lincoln's Inn. A remarkably prolific writer, he published 36 legal treatises, and left 30 others in manuscript at the time of his death. All of these are brief, synthetic works. Holdsworth says they are good summaries that are "clearly arranged and based on the leading authorities." Speculum Juris Anglicani is an elementary review of English statutory and customary law. It was, says Holdsworth, "doubtless useful" to the student. OCLC locates 5 copies in North American law libraries (Columbia, Georgetown, Library of Congress, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota). Holdsworth, A History of English Law VI:600, 605. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:237 (5).

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        The Blessedness of the Righteous Opened, and Further Recommended from the Consideration of the Vanity of this Mortal Life in Two Treatises

      Printed by A. Maxwell, for Sa. Gellibrand, London 1673 - Second edition (first published in 1668). Small octavo. 514, [12], 96pp. Probably late 18th or early 19th Century American full calf gilt. Joints a little tender but sound and tight, small strip cut from the top of the title page, presumably to remove a name, a very good copy. Ownership Signature (twice) of Rev. Frederick T. Tiffany of Cooperstown, New York, with a couple of ink notes in the text, probably in his hand. Tiffany was the Episcopalian Rector of Cooperstown, and according to some sources, the model for Rev. Mr. Grant in fellow townsman James Fenimore Cooper's novel *The Pioneers*, probably the reason why there exists a record of Tiffany suing Cooper for libel, although we have yet to determine how that worked out. Tiffany later became Chaplain to the U.S. House of Representatives. The author, John Howe was a Puritan cleric and chaplain to Oliver Cromwell. *OCLC* locates no copies of the first edition, and two physical copies of this edition (and innumerable microfilmed copies in the U.S.); *Copac* adds several more in the U.K. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nueva maravilla de la gracia descubierta en la vida de la venerable Madre Sor Juana de Jesus Maria,Monja de el gravisimo convento de Santa Clara de Burgos,dedicada a la Reina del Cielo Maria señora nuestra,por mano de nuestro reverendisimo P. Ioseph

      Bernardo de Villadiego, Madrid 1673 - pergamino época con pérdidas manchas del tiempo. Ximenez Samaniego,Lector jubilado,Teólogo de su Magestad en la Real Junta de la Concepción, y Comisario General de toda la Orden de N. P. S. Francisco,en esta familia cismontana.Escrita por el RP.Fray Francisco de Ameyugo,Lector de Teología jubilado,. . 582 págs.

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        Novum Amsterodamum

      Amsterdam: Montanus, Arnold, 1673. unbound. View. Copper plate engraving. Image measures 5 x 6.5". Sheet measures 12 x 7.75". This view of the city of New Amsterdam is one of the earliest available views of New York City. Depicting the southern tip of Manhattan from the harbor, it shows the development of the then-small city around 1650, when it still belonged to the Dutch. A church and a number of homes and other buildings are visible, as are a windmill, flagstaff, and fort. On the shore, a crowd can be seen gathered around a gallows. In the foreground of the view, ships and rowboats in the harbor indicate New Amsterdam's already significant role as a trade center. A banner bearing the title of the view floats above the scene. The view appeared in Montanus's "Die Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld: of Beschryving van America." It is in very good condition with no chips or tears. Stain to lower left corner of page, not affecting the image. German text below and on verso. Arnold Montanus (1625-1683) was a Dutch theologian, historian, author, and publisher best known for his encyclopedia of the New World, entitled "Die Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld." His travelogues, as well as the famous volume that developed out of them, were rich with geographical, cultural, and scientific information. This view of early New York a fine example of his work that would be a joy for any New Yorker to own.

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        Les Beautez de la Perse, ou, La Description de ce qu'il y a de plus Curieux dans ce Royaume

      - Paris: Gervais Clouzier, 1673. Small 4to. (7 3/4 x 5 7/8 inches). Engraved additional title, engraved folding map, 7 engraved plates (5 folding). Nineteenth century half green straight grained morocco over paper covered boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second compartment, marbled endpapers. First edition of a rare illustrated account of travels in Persia with Tavernier. The author accompanied Tavernier on the majority of his sixth and final journey to the Orient, between in 1663-65. The work describes his stay in Isfahan, as well as visits to Tabriz, Shiraz and Persepolis. The map shows the route of his travels from Smyrna to the Persian Gulf via a hachured line. The plates, engraved by Silvestre and Paillet after designs by the author, include folding views of Isfahan and Persepolis, the latter believed to be the first accurate engraving of the palace. Weber II, 349. Not in Atabey or Blackmer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cefalogia fisionomica divisa in dieci Deche, dove conforme à documenti d'Aristotile, e d'altri Filosofi naturali, con brevi Discorsi, e diligenti osservationi si esaminano le Fisionomie di Cento Teste Humane, che intagliate si vedono in quest'opera

      Per Gio. Recaldini,, In Bologna, 1673 - Cm. 15, pp. (16) 662 + 1 cb. Con moltissime incisioni xilografiche nel testo. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena semirigida. Un'abile reintegarzione di pergamena al dorso, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Cfr. Caillet (2627) senza conoscere quest'edizione: "Traité précieux pour l'étude de la physiognomonie. Les cent figures qui accompagnent le texte, forment un commentaire lumineux des procédés de l'auteur, et l'on peut dire qu'aucun type n'a échappé à la subtilité de son analyse". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LIBRO DI GUERRACHE MOSSE IL DUCA DI SAVOIA ALLA REP. CA DI GENOVA. COMPOSTA DAL MAG.CO.: FRANC.CO: M.A.: VICETI SECRETARIO DELL'ARMI NELLA RIVIERA DI PONENTE.

      Manoscritto cartaceo, fine del XVI secolo. (mm 300x200)ITALIANO Legatura originale in piena pergamena floscia, titolo manoscritto longitudinalmente al dorso. Bel frontespizio con, all'interno di inquadratura a filetto, titolo e arma araldica con motto, il tutto a penna e inchiostro bruno. 125 carte mal numerate 127 ( mancano le carte 123 e 124 strappate dal redattore dal volume prenumerato probabilmente per qualche errore, in quanto il testo prosegue coerentemente nella pagina successiva). Testo manoscritto a penna e inchiostro bruno su tutte le facciate, esemplato in bella e chiara calligrafia in corsivo e con testo in italiano. Copia del manoscritto originale del Viceti , conservato nella Biblioteca Civica Berio di Genova. All'inizio del capitolo I, che funge da introduzione, l'autore dichiara di utilizzare ""veritiere relazioni e notizie ricavate da principali bene informati Ministri di Genova come di Torino"" e di narrare avvenimenti sui quali può disporre di testimonianze dirette. Infatti durante lo svolgimento dell'opera il Viceti riporta il testo di lettere di comandanti militari, commissari, governatori, sovrani. La narrazione si chiude con la trascrizione del trattato di pace sottoscritto con la mediazione di Luigi XIV, re di Francia, il 25 gennaio 1673 Il manoscritto ha per argomento la congiura ordita da Raffaele della Torre alla Repubblica genovese nel 1672"

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        The Marriages of Cousin Germans, Vindicated from the Censures of unlawfullnesse, and Inexpediency. Being a Letterr written to his much Honour'd T.D.

      Oxford by Hen Hall for Thomas Bowman 1673 - Sole edition, 8vo., (16), 116pp., disbound. Attributed by Wood to Samuel Dugard (1645?-1697) who writes in defence of the subject of First Cousins marrying which was considered a religious taboo in 17th Century in England. The attribution is given credence by the fact of the letters on the subject written between 1665 and 1672 by Lydia Dugard first cousin and later wife of Samuel. Wing D2459 Madan III. 2973

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        Warhafftiger Bericht, Von einem jungen Menschen Peter Otte, Aus der Reichs-Stadt Goßlar gebürtig, Welcher Sich vom Satan, mit ihm einen Bund zu machen und ihm in allerley gottlosen Wesen, sechs Jahre zu dienen, verleiten lassen/ darauff durch des gerechten Gottes Urtheil in dessen leibliche Gewalt und Besitzung gerathen, erschrecklich gequälet. Endlich aber durch die sonderbahre Gnade des Höchsten zu Magdeburg von seiner Tyranney errettet worden

      O. O. (Magdeburg?), 1673.. 48 Bll. Umschlag aus Buntpapier des 18. Jhdt. VD17 1:069765F (mit nur einem Standortnachweis, inkomplettes Expl. in der Berliner Staatsbibliothek). - Der sich in Magdeburg als Söldner verdingende Goslarer Buchdruckergeselle Peter Otte litt unter sich steigernden deliranten Halluzinationen und psychogenen hysterischen Anfällen; der bekannte Pietist Christian Scriver (1629-1693), zu diesem Zeitpunkt Pfarrer an der Magdeburger Jakobskirche, erkannte bei den vorliegenden Symptomen eine Teufelsbesessenheit, die die Folge eines Bündnisses des Ottes mit Satan darstellte. Nach der vorgeblichen Heilung durch Scriver ging Otte in seine Heimatstadt zurück, erlebt aber in der Zwischensation Wernigerode einen schweren alkoholbedingten Rückfall und wurde vom Goslarer Pfarrer in Obhut genommen. Scriver resümierte daraufhin, das auch wenn Otte Gottes Gnade ausgeschlagen habe, er zumindest sieben Wochen frei von Satan gelebt hätte. - Titelblatt etwas berieben, 3 Blätter mit kleinem, unleserlichem Stempel am unteren Rand.

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        Architecture pratique, qui comprend la construction générale & particuliere des bâtimens; le détail, les toisé & devis de chaque partie; savoir, maçonnerie, charpenterie, couverture, menuiserie, serrurerie, vitrerie, plomberie, peinture d'impression, dorure, sculpture, marbrerie, miriterie, poëlerie, &c.

      &c. Avec une explication et une conference de trente-six articles de la coutume de Paris, sur le titre des servitudes & rapports qui concernent les bâtimens, & de l'ordonnance de 1673. Revue & corrigée avec soin, considérablement augmentée, sur-tout des détails essentiels à l'usage actuel du toisé des bâtimens, aux us & coutumes de Paris, & aux réglemens des mémoires; & à laquelle on a joint un tarif & des comptes faits de toute forte d'ouvrages en bâtimens, & un autre tarif pour connoître le poids du pied de fer, suivant ses différentes grosseurs. Par M***, architécte, ancien inspécteur-toiseur de bâtiment. Ouvrage très-utile aux architectes & entrepreneurs, à tous propriétaires de maisons, & à ceux qui veulent bâtir. Nouvelle édition revue & augmentée. Paris, par la Compagnie des libraires, 1774. 8:o. Front,XXXII,608 s. & 14 grav. plr, varav 4 utvikbara & 1 utvikbar tryckt tabell. Med talrika illustrationer i texten. Lätt nött marmorerat samtida skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg, röd titeletikett av marokäng och marmorerade snitt. Pärmarna lite skrapade i kanterna. Pärmarna med några ytliga och minimala maskangrepp. Bra inlaga men några enstaka småfläckar, t.ex. en rostfläck i texten på s. 347-48. En krossad insekt i nedre yttre hörnet på s. 592

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        Decimus Junius Juvenalis, and Aulus Persius Flaccus Translated & Illustrated, As well with Sculpture as Notes by Barten Holyday

      Oxford: W. Downing for F.Oxlad Senio, J. Adamd, and F. Oxlad Juniorr, 1673. x + 341pp, circa 50 illustrations and adornments, 1 folding map, 3 other folding plates. Recent rebind into quarter-calf, gilt titling/lines to spine with blind-stamped decoration. Grey boards, a few minor marks. New endpapers, title page in red/black ink. A few marks to text throughout, small hole to title page of satyre I, overall a good copy of the first edition. . First Edition. Quarter-Leather. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Decimus Junius Juvenalis, and Aulus Persius Flaccus, Translated and Illustrated as well with Sculpture as notes by Barten Holyday

      Oxford: Downing et al.. 1673. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing of this translation. Large narrow quarto (30.5 x 19.5 cm; 12 x 7.5 in.), original dark brown blind ruled calf, pp. (12), 341 (1), with title page in red and black, folding map, large folding plate, 2 full page plates, numerous in-text woodcuts and engravings including large map and portrait and views. Collated complete. Condition is about very good; some wear and loss to spine leather and half the original spine label, front board neatly reattached using old paper for the inner hinge and dyed japanese moriki paper for the outer joint, moderate general edgewear to boards, contents very good, evidence of bookplate removal to front pastedown, early ownership signatures to first blank, the most readable of which is 'R. Foley 1710.' Contents clean and in very good condition, large folding plate very good but somewhat tired and creased at the folds. Has the vertical title after p. 341 that is often missing. Wing 1276. RARE.

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        Medicin und Chirurgische Schriefften

      Frankfurt: In Verlegung Johann Peter Zubrodts und Joh. Baptistae Schonmetters, 1673. Very good in full vellum. Embossed borders and ruling, remains of cloth ties, title handwritten on spine. With engraved title page, and woodcut initials and tailpieces. Gothic German font. 544pp plus indices. Text block is tight and whole. Engraved bookplate of Alfred Jerome Brown to front pastedown. Also with illustrated bookplate from “Farewell dinner #2, Mark M. Ravitch, Elkridge Club, January 25, 1966.” Barbette (1620-1666) was a celebrated Dutch physician whose works were translated into several languages. No copies listed on the Internet.

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        EL CORDERO VIVO, Y MUERTO

      : Por Agustin Verges Y Iuan De Ybar,, Zaragoca 1673 - 4to 11" - 13" tall; El cordero vivo y muerto : vestigios sangrientos. By Jeromimo Escuela El cordero vivo y muerto : vestigios sangrientos del Redentor con la Cruz, mansiones del Agnus Dei en su jornada al sacrificio, passos a la vida, por el camino de la muerte, enpleos seraficos de la tercera orden de N. S. P. S. Francisco en la Estaciones de la Via Sacra. Provenance- Michael A Spencer, small bookplate. 11" x 8.5". Collation: [title], [7 other prelim leaves], a-e4, A-2B4, 2C-2E8, 2F-3H4, 3L-3P4, 3Q6, [10 index leaves]. Text portion of the volume is paginated from page [1]-432 and 445-496, except for the 3 8-leaf signatures (2C, 2D, and 2E) , which are numbered by leaf from "201" to "224." Page 432 is the last page of "Via Crucis XI," and p445 is the first page of "Via Crucis XII." Despite the gap in signings, the catchword between p432 and p445 matches ("Via"). Pages 149, 353-354, 459 mis-paginated "349", "343", "344", and "229". [3H2] and [3H4] mis-signed. Woodcut letters, several woodcut tailpieces, printed marginalia. Old limp vellum. Wrinkled, owner’s rubber stamp and notation at lower corner of front pastedown, front hinge cracked. Corners of prelims and last leaves and lower corner of front cover have some dog-earing/creasing (also occuring in the text thereafter) , some edgewear to first/least leaves. Minor worming to lower margin (resulting in chipping to base of a few leaves’ inner margin). Occasional old ink marks. Old, neatly written, paragraph of commentary on back fly leaf in Spanish. Presumed 1st as I can locate no earlier copies. WorldCat locates but 6 copies of this book. Contemporary and possibly original covers. Jesucristo ---Pasión | Via Crucis; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Placita Latinè rediviva: A book of entries; containing perfect and approved precedents of countes, declarations, barrs, avowries, replications, pleas in abatement, issues, judgments, as well in actions real as personal, and sundry other entries; useful for all clerks, attorneys, and practisers in the courts at Westminster, and inferiour courts. Not heretofore published in print. Collected in the times, and out of some of the manuscripts, of those famous and learned protonortaries. Richard Brownlow, John Gulston, Robert Moyl, and Thomas Cory, Esquires; digested into an exact method, with a table. The third edition corrected and amended. By R. A. of Furnival's-Inn. [Wing A4071]

      London: London, printed for H. Twyford, John Place, and T. Basset; and are to be sold at their shops in Vine-Court, Middle-Temple, Furnival's-Inn Gate in Holborn, and the George in Fleetstreet, M DC LXXIII. [1673], 1673. Ex-Library. Good. Hardcover. Ex-library with name and insignia on back and boards, bookplate, round stamps to title and three other pages. Quarter calf over nineteenth century pebbled boards, worn at corners. Pencil doodle to title and second leaf. Although a stated third edition, the only other recorded edition is 1661. (Cf. Wing A4069, cancelled as a ghost.).

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        William Lloyd A Seasonable Discourse Shewing the Necessity of Maintaining the Established Religion, In Opposition to POPERY

      Henry Brome, 1673. 3rd Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Stated Third Edition Corrected. Rebound with modern end pages and boards. Light bumping and toning. Pages browned. Good condition. Published by Henry Brome, 1673

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        Argenis, figuris aeneis adillustrata, suffixo clave, hoc est, nominum propriorum explicatione, atque indice locupletissimo

      Nürnberg, Andreae W. M. Endter 1673.. Kl.-8°. 12 Bll., 708, 18 S. Tit. in Schwarz u. Rot. Mit 36 Kupfertaf. Titelkpf. fehlt. Ldr. d. Zt. über Holzdeckel. Blindpräg. Mit 2 intakten Schließen. Berieb. VD17 1:623095M u. 3:301164T - John Barclay (1582 bis 1621), schottischer Dichter und Satiriker, der in lateinischer Sprache schrieb. Sein Hauptwerk ist Argenis, ein romantischer Sittenspiegel der damaligen Zeit, besonders des französischen Hofs.

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        Theodoriti Episcopi Cyri et Evragii Scholastici Historia Ecclesiastica. Item excerpta ex Historiis Philostorgii et Theodori Lectoris. Henricus Valesius Graeca ex Mss. Codicibus emendavit, latine vertit et annotationibus illustravit

      Paris: Parisiis, Typis Petri Le Petit, Regis Typographi, 1673. Gran folio; 17 hs., 585 pp., 8 hs., 209 pp., 3 hs. Impresión a doble columna en griego y latín. Encuadernación de época, en piel marbreada, con lomera profusamente ornada aunque con ligeras pérdidas en la misma. Cortes pintados. Magnífica edición, profusamente anotada por Henri de Valois (1603-1676), de la «Historia Eclesiastica» de Theodoreto, Obispo de Ciro, que comprende el periodo de 323 a 428 d.C., junto a la Evagro que comprende del Concilio de Efeso en 431 a 574 d.C.

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        Theatrum Machinarum Novum, das ist, Neu-vermehrter Schauplatz der Mechanischen Künsten

      Nuremberg: Paulus Fürsten, 1673. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. (Frontispiece dated 1661). Folio [33 x 21.5 cm], (6) ff., 44 pp., 154 numbered engraved plates. Bound in original blindstamped vellum over wooden boards, raised bands on spine, with title written in ink in an old hand, clasps and ties present. Some tiny wormholes in blank margin of engraved title and a few leaves; some minor handsoiling; small and light waterstain in upper margin of title and following leaves; typical toning and light browning seen in this volume, but rather less than usual; a few impressions of plates on the light side, or shaved with no loss to image. Generally a fresh copy with good strikes in a handsome original binding. Scarce second German edition and unusually fine copy, in its original blindstamped binding, of this supra-illustrated machinery book devoted to pumps, presses and milling machinery by the Nuremberg architect and engineer Böckler.The work contains a total of 154 full-page engraved plates, depicting a wide variety of mills, waterwheels, and grinding machines, including designs for water-driven perpetual-motion machines. The work is also unusual among Baroque machine books for primarily containing devices that had actually been realized-not simply the fantasies of inventors who could find a willing engraver.Machines described and pictured include paper mills; gunpowder mills; a fulling mill; a smithy with water-powered bellows; pipe boring mills; grinding apparatus for sharpening tools, knives and weapons; and windmills. The majority are grist mills and water-raising devices powered by water, animals, and humans, though other noteworthy examples include a roasting spit, a fire-engine, a pumping system for an outdoor fountain, a man-powered mill which is also a sort of circular stair-stepper, and a famous attempt at designing a perpetual motion machine. Many of the engravings are familiar because they were plagiarized in technology publications for the next hundred years.The work was first published in German in 1661, with a Latin translation following the next year. Several reprints of both followed, always with the same plates. Like most German books of the period, Böckler's books tend to brown, and this is one of the cleanest and freshest copies of his books we have ever encountered. * Graesse I.459; Hoover 142 (Latin); Singer, History of Technology III.16-17.

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        Relation de plusieurs Voyages faits en Hongrie, Servie, Bulgarie, Macedoine, Thesalie, Austriche, Styrie, Carinthie, Carniole & Friuli

      Scarce first French edition (expanded from the 1673 English original) of an early illustrated British travelogue to southeastern Europe and Greece. "This account is full of acute observations and judgments; of particular importance is the information Browne provides on mines and mining techniques" (Blackmer Catalogue 43).

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        The Ladies Calling in Two Parts

      Oxford: At the Theater (Sheldonian), 1673. [16], 245pp, [1]. Contemporary full morocco, raised bands, spine in five panels, each with leafy stem and flower head tooling, covers with gilt panel design, triple fillet inner panel with fleuron corner pieces and pyramids of semi-circles to middle of each side, with double fillet border, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Rubbed to extremities, tiny split at head of upper outer joint, corners bumped. Internally a light water-stain throughout to head of pages, lightly browned. Engraved frontispiece. Previous owners' names to ffeps. Estc R3510, Madan 2961. Reprint. Full Morocco. Good. 12mo.

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        England's Improvement Revived (Reviv'd): In a Treatise of All Manner of Husbandry & Trade By Land and Sea : Plainly Discovering the Several Ways of Improveing [Sic] All Sorts of Waste and Barren Grounds, and Enriching All Earths... in Six Books

      Tho. Newcomb, for Benjamin Southwood ... and Israel Harrison, 1673-01-01. Hardcover. Good. [14], 270, [2] p. ; 23 cm. Small 4to. Hardcover. Modern leather binding. Good binding and cover. Missing title page. Ledger notes on front end page. "The utility of fish-ponds is briefly mentioned at p.173" (Westwood & Satchell). John Smith (fl. 1631-1670), in repsonse to the consitution of a Royal Fishery in 1661, published a report entitled The Trade and Fishing of Great Britain displayed...". This work was integrated into England's Improvement Reviv'd, first published in 1670. Smith "was an earnest advocate of free trade and he urged an increase in trade throughout Britain, drawing attention to the profits that foreigners were making from their monopoly of trade in the City of London" (ODNB). Wing S4093; Kress 1345; ESTC R125017

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        The Description and Use of Two Arithmetick Instruments. Together With a Short Treatise, explaining and Demonstrating the Ordinary Operations of Arithmetick. As likewise, a Perpetual Almanack, and several Useful Tables

      Frontis. port. of the author, 10 full-page engravings in the text, & 10 engraved plates (3 folding, 6 of the plates printed on either side of 3 sheets). 3 p.l. (including the frontis. port. & two title-pages), 10 leaves (the 7th is one of the folding engraved plates [it contains four images marked A-D and is oftentimes cut up and pasted onto blank versos of A8, B1, B2, & B3]), 11-24, 24-29, 29-49, 48-78 (with further frequent mispaginations), [2], [30], 16 pp. Small 8vo, orig. calf (joints & corners rubbed), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. London: M. Pitt, 1673. First edition of one the most maddening of all the great British science books: every copy is different, every copy lacks something or some things, and there seems to be no surviving "ideal" copy (even the ESTC says the "structure is quite uncertain"). This is the Macclesfield copy, bought "new" shortly after the book's publication and is as genuine a copy as could be, bound in its original calf binding. It has more of the parts than most copies. This is the first book on a mechanical calculator written in English, and the first separate work on the subject after Napier's Rabdologiae of 1617. There was little else in English on calculating instruments for more than 150 years, until the publication of Babbage in 1827. This book describes two "arithmetick instruments": the first is Morland's adding machine which was a modification of Pascal's calculator. The second instrument is his "multiplier," which was developed in 1666 and operated on the same principle as Napier's bones. Morland (1625-95), also describes in the addendum to the present book a "Perpetual Almanac." Virtually every copy of Morland's Description is made up somewhat differently; this example lacks the first four leaves of the "Explanation of the Perpetual Almanack" in the appended texts, but is otherwise more complete than the majority of copies we have examined. This copy includes the commonly lacking portrait, and also the cancellandum at F8 (the second cancellandum, G8, may in fact be the engraved title of the "Perpetual Almanack," which is bound after the second B signature). Our copy has the engraved illustrations in quire A printed directly onto the paper rather than pasted on, as found in other copies. Fine and tall copy, with some lower edges uncut. Contemporary signature of Sir Nathaniel Herne (ca. 1629-79), an alderman of London, from an established Norfolk family whose estate Broomfields was on Bethnal Green in the East End. From the library of the Earls of Macclesfield. ❧ Taylor, The Mathematical Practitioners of Tudor & Stuart England 1485-1714, no. 358. Tomash M132. .

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        La defense de la Reformation contre le livre intitule Prejugez legitimes contre les calvinistes

      Se vend a Quevilly : chez Jean Lucas, demeurant a Rouen ..., M.DC.LXXIII, 1673. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: [8], 378, [6] p ; 4[sup]0. Notes: A defence against the book by Pierre Nicole. "Epistre" signed: Claude. Printer's device on t.p.Head-pieces; initials. With [1] final p. of errata. Includes bibliographical references. Subject: Reformed Church - Apologetic works - Early works to 1800. Reformation. Other names: Lucas, Jean, fl. 1665-1678, [printer.]. Referenced by: BM STC French, 1601-1700, C1097. CLC, II, C1292. Language: French. Prelims and the title annotated in ink with some paper loss to the title (text not affected). A good example of a period binding - contemporary, full calf over bevelled boards. Raised bands with little in terms of decoration; austerity in a binding. Bands and panel edges worn; scans and additional detail on request.

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        THE DESCRIPTION AND USE OF TWO ARITHMETICK INSTRUMENTS. Together with a short treatise, explaining and demonstrating the ordinary operations of arithmetick. As likewise, a Perpetual Almanack, and several useful Tables

      London: printed, and are to be sold by Moses Pitt at the White-Hart in Little-Britain, 1673.. Presented to His Most Excellent Majesty Charles II. King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, &c. By S. Morland. FIRST EDITION 1673, small 8vo, approximately 150 x 90 mm, 6 x 3½ inches, PORTRAIT AND 4 FOLDING PLATES ARE MISSING, all now supplied in reasonable slightly tinted modern facsimiles, present are 2 title pages, the second dated 1872 and headed "A new, and most useful instrument for addition and substraction of pounds, shillings, pence, and farthings", 10 engraved plates, the first 6 printed on the reverse of the second title page, and on the reverse of pages 1-5, the 4 facsimile plates have been inserted (as required) on the blank versos of leaves 6, (7), 9, and 10, (8 is omitted from the numbering), the final 4 engraved plates plates are printed on the verso of pages 23, 30, 37, and 45, 8 engraved tables, 1 facing the first page of the Perpetual Almanack, 6 printed double sided on 3 sheets and 1 folding, all 8 referring to the Almanack, other tables and diagrams printed in the text. Leaves: (2), 10 (numbered on rectos 1-6, (1), 9-10, omitting number 8), pages: 11-50, 49-78; 1-5, (28), 16. Collation: A-F8 (-F7), A-A4, G-G8 (-G8), B8, *8, G1 is misplaced amongst the tables of the Almanack, it is normally found after F7 or F8, F8 and G8 are often missing, they were both cancels. All known copies vary in their make-up, position of plates and have erratic pagination, in some edition the 6 plates in the first part (signature A) are pasted onto the blank versos of the leaves. Bound in full early sheep, expertly rebacked to style with blind rules and no lettering or label. Corners very slightly worn, covers slightly rubbed, armorial bookplate of the 9th Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshall of England 1732-1777 on front pastedown, neat inscription dated 1907 in top margin of title page, title page very slightly trimmed at edges, tiny piece missing from corner of A3, tiny neat repair to fore-edge of A5 and slight loss of margin on A5v due to the page being slightly misprinted, no loss of image, 2 tiny worm tracks in the lower margin of G4-B1, continuing as 2 minute holes to the final leaf, very slighly touching the numbers in the tables on G5, larger tracks on rear endpaper and pastedown. A good clean copy with facsimile portrait and 4 facsimile plates, as noted. Considered to be the first book in English on a calculating machine. The first part describes "two early 'pocket' calculators, with gear wheels operated by a stylus, the first for addition and subtraction of sums of money, the second for multiplication and extraction of roots." - Honeyman Scientific Books and Manuscripts, Part V, 2257; "The final 16 pages contain "A table shewing the beginning of every kings reign, from the Conquest...", "Advice touching the posts, and roads...", "Forreign weights and measures" - Sotheby's Catalogue of the Macclesfield Collection, Part V, 1451. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Silva de Varia Leccion. Compuesta por..., natural de Sevilla, en la qual se tratan muchas cosas muy agradables y curiosas. Van añadidas en esta ultima impression quinta y sexta parte, y un Parenesis de Isocrates, traducido de Latin en lengua Castellana por el mismo Autor, con muchas Sentencias Morales

      Madrid, por Matheo de Espinosa y Arteaga, a costa de Antonio del Ribero Rodriguez, Librero, 1673. 4to.; 4 hs. (de 6 de preliminares) y 571 pp. de texto, impresas a doble columna, más 6 hs. de tabla. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época.

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        The Works of Sr William Davenant Kt. Consisting of Those which were formerly Printed, and Those which he design'd the Press: Now Published out of the Authors Originall Copies.

      London: Printed by T. N. for Henry Herringman, 1673 - The first edition of Davenant's collected works. [viii] 402pp.+[iv] 486pp.+111pp. With a frontis (portrait). Full leather bound with title label on spine. Front & rear cover partly stained & rubbed. Joint of front cover partly cracked. Its spine sunned & chipped. Lower part of spine damaged. All edges partly sunned. Ink spotted on fore edge. Sl.water stained on bottom edge. Front & rear ep. & fly leaf sl.sunned & stained. Ex-libris on front ep. Rear ep. Some pages sl.torn & chipped. [Fondibert: an Heroick Poem]: Ink notation on p.337. [The Siege of Rhodes]: 52-53pp. cracked. Ink notation on p.223. 33x20.3cm.

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        The Description and Use of Two Arithmetick Instruments

      London: Moses Pitt, 1673. First edition of the first book on a calculator written in English, and the first separate work on the subject after Napier’s Rabdologiae. There was little else in English on calculating instruments for more than 150 years and the publication of Babbage (1827). The work may also be considered the first comprehensive book in computer literature, as Pascal published nothing about his own machine except an 18-page pamphlet, now of the utmost rarity. Samuel Morland’s devices, which he claimed to be far superior to Napier’s earlier attempts at such machines, consisted of a series of dials whose numbers appeared within windows and which were operated by means of a pen-like object he called the “Index.” “The arithmetical machines, originally presented to Charles II in 1662 [although one plate contains the date 1666], were manufactured for sale by Humphry Adanson, who lived with Jonas Moore, esq., in the Tower of London. By means of them the four fundamental rules of arithmetic were readily worked ‘without charging the memory, disturbing the mind, or exposing the operations to any uncertainty’” (DNB). Aimed at simplifying business transactions, one of the devices was “A new multiplying instrument,” while the other was “A new and most useful Instrument for Addition and Substraction of pounds, shillings, pence, and farthings.” Morland’s calculating machines appear to have been modifications of one constructed by Blaise Pascal about 1642. Though Morland (1625-1695) was recognized as one of the most inventive minds of his age, his calculating machines did not meet with widespread approval. Pepys characterized one that he saw as very pretty but not very useful, while Robert Hooke, for example, found them “very silly”! (Taylor, The Mathematical Practitioners of Tudor and Stuart England, p. 386). Morland was responsible for many other ingenious inventions, including his “Perpetual almanac” (which forms an addendum to the present book); the speaking-trumpet; and a pioneering mechanical device for raising water, a significant improvement on contemporary English fire engines that would be subsequently developed by Jean de Hauteville and by Huygens (1679). His work obtained the interest and occasional financial support of King Charles II, who named Morland his “Master of Mechanicks” in 1681. With a notoriously complicated collation, virtually every copy of Morland’s Description is made up somewhat differently; this example lacks the first four leaves of the “Explanation of the Perpetual Almanack” in the appended texts, but is otherwise more complete than the majority of copies we have examined. This copy includes the commonly lacking portrait, and also the cancelandum at F8 (the second cancelandum, G8, may in fact be the engraved title of the “Perpetual Almanack,” which is bound after the second B signature). According to Wing, the work appears in two issues, in the earlier of which the 10 engravings of the instrument are pasted on the blank versos of the first A signature. This copy, the second issue, has the first six plates (as well as those tables in the second A signature) printed directly on the appropriate pages, while the remaining four instruments are found uncut on a folding plate. The unsigned folding table “for the ready finding of what Sign the Moon is in” (here in duplicate) appears to be explicated by leaves G3-7. The final 16 pages of the volume contain “A table shewing the beginning of every King’s reign, from the Conquest…,” “Advice touching the posts, and roads…” and “Forreign weights and measures,” signed at the end by Jonas Moore. With thanks to Dr. Georgianna Ziegler of the Folger and David Whitesell of Harvard for their assistance.Provenance: Sir Nathaniel Herne (c. 1629-1679), an alderman of London, from an established Norfolk family whose estate Broomfields was on Bethnal Green in the East End. Subsequently disbursed from the scientific library of the Earls of Macclesfield. * Wing M27777, Taylor 358.. 8vo., (3) ff. including engraved portrait and two title pages (the second dated 1672), one with full-page plate on verso, 10 ff. (where f. 7 is a large folding plate), 11-78 (i.e. 82, with frequent mispaginations) pp., (22) [recte 24] ff., 16 pp., with numerous typeset tables. In total: portrait, 11 engraved plates (one folding with 4 images) and 9 engraved tables (including one folding table in duplicate). Lacking first 4 ff. of second A signature; while copies usually lack the cancels F8 and G8, F8 is present here. Bound in contemporary blind-ruled calf, spine gilt with raised bands and red morocco title label, edges worn. Ex libris of Macclesfield library on front pastedown, raised stamps on title and portrait, ownership inscription of Nathaniel Herne on second title. A few ink annotations throughout, generally very good.

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        Britannia: or, a Geographical Description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories thereto belonging. And for The better perfecting of the said Work, there is added an Alphabetical Table

      LONDON: Tho Roycroft for Richard Blome, 1673 A fair copy of the 1st edition sadly lacking all but 2 of the maps. This work is rare. Richard Blome was heavily criticised at the time for producing the work - being accused of plagiarising Camden and Speed. He funded the work through subscribers but clearly sold few copies and ownership of it passed to John Wright in 1677. His work is now being reassessed and he is recognised for being the first to properly plan an illustrated description of London. This copy is in contemporary full leather binding which has been rebacked reasonably recently to provide a new spine with raised bands and gilt outlined title label. The boards have wear as you would expect - particularly to the corners - but are sound. With title page in red and black inks, dedication to Charles II, Preface to the Reader, alphabetical table of subscribers ('benefactors'), 12 leaves of coats of arms of the benefactors, portrait of Charles II pasted at the beginning of a general description of the Isles of Britain, county sections and an alphabetical account of the Nobility and Gentry by county. The maps remaining are the Map of London and a fold out map of the Isles of Wight, 'Iarsey', 'Garnsay', Sarke, Man, Orcades and Shetland. The contents are in very good condition - the maps being clearly removed by a previous owner to sell/put on walls separately. There are decorative head pieces. There is a red wax seal to the top of the title page and there are some ink annotations to the Coats of Arms section. There are occasional small repaired paper tears to the bottom margin of pages not affecting text. There is some browning to page edges. Overall a lovely copy and an opportunity to obtain a very rare work at a more affordable price.

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        Architectura curiosa nova + Theatrum machinarum novum

      Architectura curiosa nova. Das ist: Neue, Ergötzliche, Sinn-und Kunstreiche, auch nützliche Bau-und Wasser-Kunst. [... Der ander Theil.; ... Der dritte Theil.; ... Der vierdte Theil]. [together with:] Theatrum machinarum novum, das ist: Neu-vermehrter Schauplatz der mechanischen Künsten, handelt von allerhand Wasser- Wind- Ross- Gewicht- und Hand-Mühlen ... Nürnberg, Verlegung Paulus Fürst, Kunst- und Buchhändlern, Gedruckt daselbst bey Christoff Gerhard, [167?]. + Nürnberg, Verlegung Paulus Fürsten, Kunst- und Buchhändl. sel. Wittib und Erben. Gedruckt bey Christoff Gerhard, anno 1673. Folio. (08), 32 pp., 4 plates; (02), 14 pp., 44 plates.; (02), 26 pp., 119 plates. (on 115 leaves); (02), 28 pp., 36 plates + (12), 44 pp., 154 plates. 2 works in 1. First work with 203 engraved plates on 199 leaves plus engraved title-leaves. Second work with 154 engraved plates plus engraved title. Contemporary full vellum, somewhat worn and stained. Slightly foxed throughout..

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        Decimus Junius Juvenalis, and Aulus Persius Flaccus Translated & Illustrated, As well with Sculpture as Notes by Barten Holyday.

      W. Downing for F.Oxlad Senio, J. Adamd, and F. Oxlad Juniorr, Oxford 1673 - x + 341pp, circa 50 illustrations and adornments, 1 folding map, 3 other folding plates. Recent rebind into quarter-calf, gilt titling/lines to spine with blind-stamped decoration. Grey boards, a few minor marks. New endpapers, title page in red/black ink. A few marks to text throughout, small hole to title page of satyre I, overall a good copy of the first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vorrath von alten und neuen christl.

      Gesängen/ nebenst Kirchen-Gebethen und Fest-Andachten/ zum Gebrauch der churfl. Sächs. Hoff-Capell zu Dressden zusammen gebracht und nebenst einer Vorrede der theol. Facultät zu Leipzig herauss gegeben Anno 1673. Leipzig, J. Kölern, 1673. 4:o. Extra grav. titelblad,(1 blank,27),1394,(50) s. Titelsidan tryckt i rött och svart. Nottryck i texten på s. (16) i första opaginerade avdelningen. Samtida pampigt svart karduansbd med upphöjda bind, mycket rikt guldornerad rygg, smala guldpressade pärmbårder och helt ciselerat guldsnitt. Två pärmspännen i mässing med nötta förgyllda slejfar. Ryggen lite naggad nederst och ryggskinnet defekt nedtill vid den främre falsen och upptill vid den bakre. En del små maskhål på ryggen. Försättsbladet saknas. I stort en bra inlaga med enstaka obetydliga lager- och rostfläckar. En solkfläck på titelbladet och ett par med smärre textförluster på s. 146-47. Gamla lagningar i övre marginalen på s. 456-60 med en del bokstavs- och pagineringsförluster. Smärre förluster av pagineringen på s. 1360, 1365 och 1367 beroende på ojämnheter i pappret. Med M. A. Ruckmans namnteckning daterad Skara 1811 och ytterligare en överstruken äldre namnteckning på eftersättsbladet samt Maria Elisabeth Stenbocks guldpressade pärmexlibris, det krönta monogrammet "M E S B" omslutet av lagerkvistar. Från Ericsberg. Saknar ett erratablad.. VD17 39:149373W. Maria Elisabeth Stenbock (1640-tal?-1693) var syster till riksrådet Johan Gabriel Stenbock och gift med landshövdingen Axel Lillie (1637-92). Hon var hovmästarinna hos Ulrika Eleonora d.ä. och hade ett praktfullt bundet bibliotek med i huvudsak tysk teologisk litteratur. Hennes pärmstämpel finns i tre storlekar. Hon och hennes man ägde bl.a. Löfstad och Lindholm och var morföräldrar till Ulla Sparre, Carl Gustaf Tessins fru

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        La Biblioteca Aprosiana. Passatempo autunnale... -

      Bologna, Manolessi, 1673.In-12. Bella legatura in pieno marocchino rosso, eseguita intorno al 1815 da Joseph Thouvenin per Antoine-Auguste Renouard, filetto dorato sui piatti, dorso con nervi, filetti, titolo e nome del legatore impr. in oro, merletto dorato interno. Con un?antiporta che mostra l'interno della biblioteca. 50 (compresa l'antiporta), (10), 733 (recte 683: la numerazione salta da 336 a 387) pp. Perfetto esemplare intonso, proveniente dalla biblioteca del noto bibliofilo francese Renouard (celebre per la tuttora insuperata bibliografia delle edizioni aldine), ed appartenuto poi al rinomato antiquario Breslauer. Prima edizione. «Questo raro volumetto... Aprosio fondò, verso il 1650, la biblioteca Aprosiana... fu la prima biblioteca pubblica della Liguria» (Nicolini, Antichi cataloghi, 120). Vedi anche il lungo articolo in Ceccarelli, Cataloghi di Biblioteche private, 82, in cui viene sottolineata, tra l'altro, «l'eccezionale rarità del catalogo». Brunet I, 325. Breslauer & Folter 67. First edition of one of the earliest and most comprehensive select bibliographies of Italian literature. The work contains the author's autobiography (261 pp.), and the list of books in his library, a large number of which had been donated to him by scholars with whom he was in correspondence. An unusual feature of the catalogue is the arrangement in alphabetical order of donors, presumably done to attract more gifts; both parts are replete with biographical and bibliographical information. Although the work ends with letter C, and remained incomplete, it provides a very interesting picture of the learned world in Aprosio's day. An uncut and particularly fine copy, bound by J. Thouvenin for Renouard in straight-grained red morocco (it is described in his ?Catalogue de la bibliothèque d'un Amateur?), and later in Breslauer?s collection of early bibliographies.

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